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Marantz nr- 1200

Michaelj

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Just hook up my new marantz nr 1200 to klipsch rp- 600m’s, have to turn volume past 40 on the dial before I hear anything. Help.
 

Michaelj

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I’m sorry,say 0-100 I need to reach 40% on volume before I can hear anything radio, turntable, cd player
 

Gray

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We can assume your speakers still have the shorting links in place between their terminals.
And that they're correctly wired to one set of Marantz outputs, can we?
 

Michaelj

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We can assume your speakers still have the shorting links in place between their terminals.
And that they're correctly wired to one set of Marantz outputs, can we?
Yes, links are in place, red to red, black to black. 14 gauge wire.
 

nopiano

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0-100 need to turn it past 40% to hear anything
That would be normal with many modern amplifiers with ‘digital’ volume adjustment. In the past, regular controls gave full volume at 10 or 11 o’clock, when rotation began at 8 o’clock. Newer designs are much more controllable. They’re also suitably (in)sensitive for high output sources like CD and Streamer/DACs which often exceed 2 volts.

What setting gives your desired volume? (I usually have my Linn preamp at about 70)
 

DougK

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That is weird.

They are high sensitivity speakers so should be easy to drive, you should have some audible sound earlier than 40 on the volume readout. I'm not sure what to suggest? Did you purchase online or a shop?

Do you or any friends have an amp you could borrow to compare? Do you own any headphones to see if the issue is the same from the hp socket?
 

Michaelj

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That is weird.

They are high sensitivity speakers so should be easy to drive, you should have some audible sound earlier than 40 on the volume readout. I'm not sure what to suggest? Did you purchase online or a shop?

Do you or any friends have an amp you could borrow to compare? Do you own any headphones to see if the issue is the same from the hp socket?
tried Ho with same results.
 

DougK

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That would be normal with many modern amplifiers with ‘digital’ volume adjustment. In the past, regular controls gave full volume at 10 or 11 o’clock, when rotation began at 8 o’clock. Newer designs are much more controllable. They’re also suitably (in)sensitive for high output sources like CD and Streamer/DACs which often exceed 2 volts.

What setting gives your desired volume? (I usually have my Linn preamp at about 70)
May be the case, nopiano, but my amp still produces some sound from the start position on the volume dial. This guys Marantz is producing no sound until he gets to 40/100?
 
That would be normal with many modern amplifiers with ‘digital’ volume adjustment. In the past, regular controls gave full volume at 10 or 11 o’clock, when rotation began at 8 o’clock. Newer designs are much more controllable. They’re also suitably (in)sensitive for high output sources like CD and Streamer/DACs which often exceed 2 volts.

What setting gives your desired volume? (I usually have my Linn preamp at about 70)
it's the same with the Parasound Hint 6 I recently bought. About the same volume as the ten o'clock position on my old setup now equates to 75 on the Parasound
 
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nopiano

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May be the case, nopiano, but my amp still produces some sound from the start position on the volume dial. This guys Marantz is producing no sound until he gets to 40/100?
Yes, I appreciate that you clarified that after I posted. I agree that literally silence seems strange until 40%. I inferred ‘any volume worth listening to’ rather than zilch!
 
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millennia_one

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Just hook up my new marantz nr 1200 to klipsch rp- 600m’s, have to turn volume past 40 on the dial before I hear anything. Help.
What’s your definition of “ can’t hear anything” ? Absolutely nothing or just not room filling?

This wouldn’t be my experience of klipsch speakers at all, unless you have turned down a digital trim level or something.
 

manicm

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Did anyone ask the op the very simple and logical question if he’s attached the speakers properly and /or ensured the relevant speaker switch is on? The NR1200 takes two pairs of speakers.

Failing that take the amp back to your dealer ASAP to check.
 
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