Why am I hearing this?


I have a Marantz pm700av av surround amplifier and a Marantz 50-st synthesized stereo tuner. I noticed today the when I had the volume all the way down I could still hear the tuner even though a different input was selected. In fact I could hear this on every input selection except the CD input. The CD input is all by itself on the back panel and all the other inputs are in the same column. Don’t know if this has anything to do with not hearing the tuner when selecting the CD input while hearing it when the other inputs are selected. The volume for the tuner doesn’t increase when you turn up the volume, just the volume for the input selected. Why am I hearing this? What is this called? I bought these two units together for about $1150 new.....wow, 28 years ago! Spending that much that long ago I thought I was purchasing a decent product. Thank you for your consideration and reply.
widespreadpanic
Its not uncommon...simple solution is to turn the source you arent using off...
Yeah I figured that out but would like to know why it happens.
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Back in the early days, it was called "creep through".  That can happen when a component puts out more voltage than the other pieces.  As others have said, just turn that piece of equipment off.
A ghost in the machine you say? Thanks
Why am I hearing this? What is this called?
Crosstalk
http://www.behindthemixer.com/understanding-crosstalk-and-how-eliminate-it/

Turn off the source you aren’t using is the best and simplest solution!

2nd,


Crosstalk between the inputs. Good advice as above.

Happy Listening!

@widespreadpanic:  Did the above advice fix your problem.  Kinda a late response.  I have no tuner connected to my system, but at one point, I was hearing a Latino radio station seep through, when using my TT with tonearm at rest.  I was actually getting an antenna effect, through my ground, like th old crystal radios.  I rearranged my wiring and it went away.  Have never heard this before, or since.