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Default Yamaha DSP Amp has hum and low sound on one channel

I have a Yamaha amplifier that's about 5 years old. The right channel
is normal, but the left channel has a low hum and significantly reduced
sound volume/quality.

I've tried the following:

Switched speakers- Not a speaker problem.
Switched from A to B speaker output- no change.
Tried multiple audio sources and input jacks- Not a source or input
jack problem.
Tried headphones- Same results as speakers. Hum and low volume, low
quality sound.
Tried changing DSP program modes- hum stays the same in bad channel,
sound changes as it should in working channel.
Tried adjusting all knobs including balance- no effect other than as
expected.
Tried all switches off/on- also no effect other than as expected.


Notes:
The hum exists even if no audio source is connected to the unit.
The hum does not increase or decrease when I move the volume knob.
The tone of the hum changes when I switch into the mode that lets you
change the volume of five speaker output channels (front, rear, center)
and when I switch from one channel to another.
Adjusting the volume of channels otherwise has no effect.

I am a newbie to electronic repair but can read and follow directions
and am willing to use this amp to learn on. I don't have any test
equipment but would consider buying or borrowing it.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks-

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Default Yamaha DSP Amp has hum and low sound on one channel

Giving the model number would be useful.

I would suspect probably an edge connector problem or dry joint on a
board.(after the volume control so follow the leads from that to the tone
board or main board).
Its unlikely to be the amp channel itself or the amp protection would have
detected a problem and cut out.

AW

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I have a Yamaha amplifier that's about 5 years old. The right channel
is normal, but the left channel has a low hum and significantly reduced
sound volume/quality.

I've tried the following:

Switched speakers- Not a speaker problem.
Switched from A to B speaker output- no change.
Tried multiple audio sources and input jacks- Not a source or input
jack problem.
Tried headphones- Same results as speakers. Hum and low volume, low
quality sound.
Tried changing DSP program modes- hum stays the same in bad channel,
sound changes as it should in working channel.
Tried adjusting all knobs including balance- no effect other than as
expected.
Tried all switches off/on- also no effect other than as expected.


Notes:
The hum exists even if no audio source is connected to the unit.
The hum does not increase or decrease when I move the volume knob.
The tone of the hum changes when I switch into the mode that lets you
change the volume of five speaker output channels (front, rear, center)
and when I switch from one channel to another.
Adjusting the volume of channels otherwise has no effect.

I am a newbie to electronic repair but can read and follow directions
and am willing to use this amp to learn on. I don't have any test
equipment but would consider buying or borrowing it.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks-



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"ElectroNovice" wrote in message
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I have a Yamaha amplifier that's about 5 years old. The right channel
is normal, but the left channel has a low hum and significantly reduced
sound volume/quality.

I've tried the following:

Switched speakers- Not a speaker problem.
Switched from A to B speaker output- no change.
Tried multiple audio sources and input jacks- Not a source or input
jack problem.
Tried headphones- Same results as speakers. Hum and low volume, low
quality sound.
Tried changing DSP program modes- hum stays the same in bad channel,
sound changes as it should in working channel.
Tried adjusting all knobs including balance- no effect other than as
expected.
Tried all switches off/on- also no effect other than as expected.


Notes:
The hum exists even if no audio source is connected to the unit.
The hum does not increase or decrease when I move the volume knob.
The tone of the hum changes when I switch into the mode that lets you
change the volume of five speaker output channels (front, rear, center)
and when I switch from one channel to another.
Adjusting the volume of channels otherwise has no effect.

I am a newbie to electronic repair but can read and follow directions
and am willing to use this amp to learn on. I don't have any test
equipment but would consider buying or borrowing it.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks-


Other than a bad connecting cable or two, your chances of fixing this
yourself are probably pretty remote. Yamaha's are nice pieces, but even many
experienced tech get their comeuppance on these. Yamaha's are rather
complicated and difficult even for the professional.


Mark Z.


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Default Yamaha DSP Amp has hum and low sound on one channel

Sounds like a leaky capacitor in the left channel of the amplifer. The
capacitor may be a bypass filter component that would cause signal
attenuaition by either 1/ dragging the supply voltage down if in power
supply circuit, or 2/ causing loading of previous stage of amp by
bypassing/shunting the signal to ground if found connected across input
of each amplifer stage esp. the final power stage.

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Default Yamaha DSP Amp has hum and low sound on one channel

Thanks for the tips. Sorry it took so long to reply...

The model is a Yamaha RX V795.

I will poke around a little (carefully) and see if I can find anything
obvious. Thanks...



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Default Metcal MX-500 power output ?

I have some used Metcal gear including the Net Power Meter (NPM-50) and
the MX-500P. When I connect the NPM in line with either of two
handpieces, it shows power levels between 5 and 7 watts. I have not
seen it go higher or lower.

Question: is the power supply output low or is the meter faulty ?

While it is possible to solder with a handpiece, I am not overwhelmed
with the ability to deliver soldering heat. I would guess it higher
than 10W but not 40W. This suggests that the NPM-50 is in error.

The MX-500 power supply draws 40-50 watts from the AC line (using an AC
wattmeter between the power suply and the wall socket). The power
consumption does not seem to be related to what the tip is doing. I.e.
AC input power does not obviously go down when the iron is idling and
up when it is heating the work. This suggests that the MX-500 is not up
to snuff.

If the MX-500 could only put out, say 7W, then the iron would be
getting some power but it would fit with most all the symptoms. What
can I measure to know what's up ? Are there some common points of
failure on either the MX-500 or the NPM-50 that I should look at ?

George

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Default Metcal MX-500 power output ?

George Pontis wrote:

I have some used Metcal gear including the Net Power Meter (NPM-50) and
the MX-500P.

snip


George

Somewhere in the US Patent index their is a circuit for the Metcal iron.


Andrew
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