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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 13,513
    Having a problem with my Marantz.  Suddenly the volume control doesn't work on the headphone amp. Anyone run into this before and possible solutions. Volume is fine on the speakers so it doesn't seem like it would be the pot on the volume control. 
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,951
    mrussel1 said:
    Having a problem with my Marantz.  Suddenly the volume control doesn't work on the headphone amp. Anyone run into this before and possible solutions. Volume is fine on the speakers so it doesn't seem like it would be the pot on the volume control. 
    Thanks for the comments above!

    Sorry to hear about the Marantz. It's a 2245 right? This sounds strange, but can you pull the left front leg off? Sometimes a screw that is too long gets used, particularly if the unit ever had a wooden case. People used to remove the case and reuse the longer screws to put the legs back on.

    Due to the location of the headphone jack, the screw would either damage the jack or short the signal in a number of ways.  

    Based on what you are describing, that would be the first thing I would check. 

    Good luck!
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,951
    One other thing: Are you using your Marantz by itself or do you have a power amp you're driving with the 2245's preamp?
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 13,513
    dudeman said:
    One other thing: Are you using your Marantz by itself or do you have a power amp you're driving with the 2245's preamp?
    I'm an idiot, FYI.  To answer your question, I stopped using it as a preamp because I wanted to power my B speakers over by the pool table and couldn't do that without running through a speaker selector, which I hate.  The reality is that it sounds better with an external amp.  Everything is tighter, but you still have the warm Marantz sound.  Tradeoffs.

    But back to the topic, this morning I went to check it out and realized what happened.  I rarely use the headphones but my daughter was complaining the other night that I was jamming too loud and she couldn't sleep, hence the headphones.  I had tied on a few cocktails and it was dark.  Therefore... I plugged the cans into the dubbing port!  In my DEFENSE...  the left side is where the cans go on my SX!  Anyway, dumb drunk move.  The volume works perfectly fine.  
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,951
    Those are the best kind of repairs. Glad it all got sorted out for you. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
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