I would upgrade either your powerstrip to one of the ones made from Mapleshade or replace the wall outlet using the Mapleshade one. Here is a review:\nhttp:\/\/www.enjoythemusic.com\/magazine\/equipment\/0502\/clearview.htm\n\nPower feeds all of your gear so when you got the equipment right I would start from the power source and work back to the gear. Outlet, power conditioner, power cords. After that I find the digital cable makes a HUGE difference between your source and your AVR.\n\n\nMapleshade is one of the worst! They offer more BS than most GROUPS of companies!