Video and audio systems have a habit of popping when their connected.Dont worry,but do run it down to satisfy curiousity[sp].Someone in the know will be by here soon,good luck,Bob
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I tried changing components and cables one at a time to try and isolate.
The only way that I could eliminate the "pop" to the l and r speakers when changing tv channels or pausing a movie was to take the capri out of the loop.( And that is *not* a workable solution. That much became clearas I tried to listen to music with out it.)
if anyone has any ideas, let me know.
as far as i understand it, and it's minimal, there is a specific resistor that is installed in either the pre/pro or amp that mutes or absorbs that pop. some units have it some don't. some combinations will cause pop, some won't even with or without the resistor. it is a hit or miss thing. my jaton/marantz combo has the issue. marantz avoided responsability(i beleive the resister does belong in the pre/pro)but jaton offered the solution to instal in their amp. i have not done so yet so i cannot comment.
just found the email from jaton. they say this is caused because some pre's do not mute the 1/2 second when sources are switched and that causes the pop. they suggested a 3.9 kohm resistor in between the input signal and its ground. i am not a dyi'er but he sent me a spec of where it goes inside the amp. it is right at the rca input terminal inside the body of the amp. if you'd like i can email you the spec.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be over my head but interesting none the less.
When I taked the jeff rowland out of the loop and just run the pre out from the HK or the Marantz to the amps there is not problem. So I think that I will check in with the folks at jeff rowland and see if they have any fixes / thoughts.
hi, i apologize i did not get back to this thread sooner. unfortunately the email is at work and i can't access from home. but monday, i will certainly send it. i see you are running a nuforce amp. it would seem to me that digital and chip amps(which is what i have) are very sensitive to this issue but that is purely conjecture. i am living with it currently, but certainly cringe just a bit everytime i change the channel or source. as soon as i get a chance i'm hauling the amp to boston to goodwins high end to have them instal the resistors.