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Yamaha DSP AX1 - What could the problem be?
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:54:03 PM »
I retired my old Yamaha DSP AX1 to the storage cupboard  around 6 months ago due to the fact that it did not support HDMI. Was using a more “modern” yammie but found the sound too bright. So I mentally prepared myself this weekend to get the old heavy girl (its back breaking heavy) out the cupboard and get her setup. After a long and difficult placing and connecting I finally sat back and hit the power button.
The sound was terrible! Hard to accurately describe the sound but if I had to try, the best would be, that my speakers sounded like they were drowned in water, Echos and no treble. Tried switching through the effects on the amp, swopped cables around and still no better, with or without effects(pure direct). Any takes on what the problem could be? Anyone in Cape Town that could check it out and repair if need be?

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Re: Yamaha DSP AX1 - What could the problem be?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 05:34:30 PM »
Stop molesting if. Leave it alone but powered on for 24hrs, then try tomorrow again.
Old PSU caps, when fully discharged, do not just jump back to full capacity after a long period of dormancy. Keeping them powered for a while usually helps them reform. Same goes for all electrolytic caps, but high ripple caps are the worst affected.
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Re: Yamaha DSP AX1 - What could the problem be?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 05:55:48 PM »
Naf question but when you do the speaker level sequence do all labels on screen correspond to speakers?  Nonfrom effect playing through FRONT for eg. 







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Re: Yamaha DSP AX1 - What could the problem be?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 06:37:22 PM »
I would suggest trying a processor reset to factory defaults. Your user manual should explain how to. The micop sometimes can get in a tizz and needs to be initialized.

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Re: Yamaha DSP AX1 - What could the problem be?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 08:32:21 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys. Will try the power on for 24 hrs remedy and see what happens.  :pray: