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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    typically about the same in mine - sometimes I am patient with the cat, sometimes I wake up foul and every time I see him napping the same day I wake him up.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,920
    edited February 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    typically about the same in mine - sometimes I am patient with the cat, sometimes I wake up foul and every time I see him napping the same day I wake him up.



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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,862
    edited February 2019
    I tried to start a new thread but I keep getting booted off the web...so I'm posting here with a picture and a question.

    I got a Sony ES receiver in a package deal. The receiver powers on and looks all fine but no sound comes out. Ok, I check the tape monitor loop button 10 times and all kinds of ways and then thought, maybe this thing should have jumpers on the back RCAs somewhere. I saw the empty ADAPTER rca jumping jacks and I put regular interconnects for jumpers. Still no sound. This receiver didn't come with jumpers when I bought it. :#

    So I went to the web to make sure. Yep, there's supposed to be jumpers right in those jacks.

    Did me using regular RCA interconnects with the ground fins on the outside negate the function? Can I peel the fins off and use just the pins as jumpers?

    Here's a picture of the back of one model up from mine but it looks almost identical. I'm looking for a yea, break off the fins and go for it recommendation. I feel the pins can only touch the inside metal. right? Well I just found a site that replaces pins with full rca jacks. Now I'm confused.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,751
    I believe the jumpers can be grounded together, they are both grounded to the case after all. Your problem is probably upstream/downstream in that guy, unfortunately. I did a quick google on the model number, and I couldn't find any info on it, but it does look like a nice unit!
    In regards to fixing it, assuming you haven't done this already you should clean the pots. I've had this revive dead channels, fix distortion problems, and the crackling when turning we all know and loathe. ;)
    Good luck!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,920
    edited February 2019
    Tony M wrote: »
    I tried to start a new thread but I keep getting booted off the web...so I'm posting here with a picture and a question.
    ...

    Well, either way (center 'pins' or full, unbalanced RCA connectors) should work as jumpers.
    Most likely, either the power amp or preamp section of the receiver is, as I like to say, bjorked. :(

    This is a testable hypothesis, you know?

    You can either feed another preamp's output to the "IN" jacks, or feed the output of the "OUT" jacks to another power amp. Make sure you use something with a volume control (and/or use cannon fodder speakers, just in case)!

    Does the receiver have a headphone jack? If so, does it work?

    One other wrinkle -- I see a pair of PRE OUT jacks. Are they always "live" or is there a way to turn them on? If the latter, does that "way" disable the power amp (or the speaker outputs)?

    Again, these are, as they say in my line o' work, "testable hypotheses". :)

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,920
    edited February 2019
    Oh -- do you have the manual for it?
    If not, Sony may still have it; if not, hifiengine does.

    https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/sony/str-gx7es.shtml

    I am looking through it now -- so far, nothing interesting vis-a-vis the "issue".

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,563
    Two or 4 thumbs up on that last post the "treats3" dude posted. He may be stupid but he has a lot of common sense.


    Actually thinking about losing FB and all social media. It just gives me nothing but bad news and unnecessary stress. 10% good....family, friends, 90% ads, BS and crap I don't want to even be bothered with.

    TBT.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I walked away from FB in 2008 and don’t miss it a bit.
    I use Linkdin and Rarely Instagram for work, but the only social media I post on is this forum.
    It does wonders for your brain.
  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,751
    My mom created me a FaceBook account for my birthday last year. I haven't touched it since the first week I had it, other than occasionally checking local for sale groups. I wish I could delete it to be honest, because no matter how many times I unsubscribe from email notifications, they keep coming.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,862
    edited February 2019
    I have a Fb account and don't understand why I have 2 pages. One in a name and one is HOME. WTH is up with that? Also I rarely go to it. I saw a cool post and went to show my wife and I couldn't find it again! It was JUST THERE...good grief! And a bunch of never before seen ones popped up in it's place! WTH! I have 8 friends...LOL. I could've done the old "be my friend for years now and I'd have 3000 friends I'm sure and only know 10 of them...LOL. My wife is addicted to it for about 1 hour a day I guess. Family and co-worker stuff. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 6,749
    Tony M. Im so glad i wasnt drinking coffee when i read that. LMAO thats funny
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    Randy/Maine .. SDA-CRS+TL-RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,862
    She isn't laughing..... :# Somebody is going to get THE LOOK! :o
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Why is this out of stock?

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  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 859
    Apparently the musical notation in the right hand pane is from a Mozart piano sonata, but never mind.

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,395
    fastz28 wrote: »
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    Is that Stimulated Vanilla flavor?
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,235
    edited February 2019
    @DSkip..

    These Swan speakers remind you of anything :smile:

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    They look like the BE10's with just different baffle (and obviously driver arrangement and internals) on them

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,920
    There's a lot of not-original thinking in loudspeaker design (at least at the level of aesthetics). That's why, I reckon, we had a couple of decades' worth of utterly bland and interchangeable tower speakers. Then Wilson Audio came along and speakers started to look like Daleks.

    :|
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    There's a lot of not-original thinking in loudspeaker design (at least at the level of aesthetics). That's why, I reckon, we had a couple of decades' worth of utterly bland and interchangeable tower speakers. Then Wilson Audio came along and speakers started to look like Daleks.

    :|
    You mean these???
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,862
    Wilson speaker prototypes.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,920
    I realize that de gustibus non est disputandum, but I'm just not a big fan of mean looking loudspeakers.

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,395
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I realize that de gustibus non est disputandum, but I'm just not a big fan of mean looking loudspeakers.

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    Fugly!
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Me either. Although I know the Wilson line of speakers sound amazing, they have to be some of the ugliest ever made. And I’m sorry when we’re putting speakers in the homes, they need to look like nice pieces of furniture IMO
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,920
    I'm not too crazy about the way they sound, either (and FWIW).