I am new to all this hifi stuff i just bought a new (Onkyo TX SR-309) and when it is on and im just watching tv ect. It will make the clicking noise it makes when you turn it on/off
Please help ???? Thanks
Sounds like a relay switch clicking to me, i would take it back & ask for a replacement.
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How are you watching TV? I mean where is the sound sourced from? The TV via digital connection or Audio Return Channel? Or a digital set-top box? The clicking could just be the digital signal unlocking and locking as programmes change and thus sound formats alter - this would trigger the muting relay for a split second so you don't get nasty noises as the digital conversion re-establishes itself.
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This happens on my Pioneer SC-LX85, it is not happening all the time and seems to be when watching SKY.
Never been concerned about it to be honest.
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Yes, these momentary unlocks and relocks do seem to be especially prevalent on Sky.
I wouldnt worry about it, i also have the Onkyo receiver and when I hit the power switch it makes exactly the same clicking noise as you decribe, with the clicking being more sudden when it i turned off, so i presume its normal.
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