In Reply to: What exactly does it say? posted by email@example.com on September 5, 2004 at 18:40:11:
Here is the section that seems to apply in my case, from page 9 of the XA9000ES manual:
"Noise may be caused by an electrical potential difference on the ground circuit.* In this case, use the supplied plug adapter and be careful not to connect the ground lead to anything.
* Although the ground of the domestic mains is normally a safety ground, a few electrical potential differences may be produced, depending on the mains. Therefore, use of the supplied 3-pronged mains lead may lessen the quality of the audio signal or may produce humming noise."
I was not getting hum, but would say I had less than optimal "quality of the audio signal", when the power cord was grounded. Installing the adapter plug (with no ground connection) solved the problem. I should say, also, that the original sound was not so awful that I thought the player was malfunctioning. In a less revealing system, one might not be aware that the player could sound better. That's why I recommend that owners of these players try them with and without the ground connected, to see which sounds better.
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Topic - Tip for owners of Sony SCD-XA9000ES - Bobby_N 13:46:03 09/05/04 (3)Follow Ups
- Re: What exactly does it say? - Bobby_N 22:18:16 09/05/04 (0)
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