Question about RCA RT2500 System
I was given this unit used and have had it for about three years. It has had this problem and seems like it has gotten worse as time goes on. When I turn on the system, it has no regular sound, just buzzing out of the speakers. If I turn it up more, the buzzing gets louder. I can see a green light is on inside the unit towards the back. When the unit warms up fully (about 20-25 minutes) then the music starts to come in choppy until it finally is fully warmed up and it works well. When it starts coming in the light flashes, and then when it is working fully, the light is off. It does not matter what type of input I use, it still has the same problem. Also, I noticed that if I set my preset equalizer to flat, then I get regular music out of all speakers except the sub. The sub still has the buzz until the unit warms up. All other equalizer presets result in buzz from all speakers until it fully warms up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Put into standby press stadium night DPSoff then club in that order that will restore if u did it right when you turn it back on it will be on turner 87.50 thats all it took 4 mine
hope it works 4 u
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
When replacing the 2 capacitors, do they have to be 16v??? Cause 35v 6800uf capacitors is all I can find.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
If you want real killer sound get 2 cneter channel speakers with them both parellel abd stack em with rubber feet tops and bottom to stop movement, then get on ebay and get 4 baby adevent and the tweeter updates if they are online. wire them with the standard rca speakers in parallel, then get two 12 car subs from pioneer hard cone type place them in a car slant box and wire parallet, HOLD ON I HAVE FOLKS screaming turn it down unreal for the price and I mean unreal.... then again my parasound 2500u and 4 PIONEER SA9800 amps running via line inputs only and OLD SCHOOL EV's will make you deaf! Oh pleaes remove all items from shelf and keep glass out of the listening area!
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
I can verify the solution provide by videoguy1742. I had the same problem and replacing the two 6800uf / 16v capacitors fixed the problem and it only cost me $8.00 and two days to find a supplier. Most places like Radio Shack, BestBuy, etc. don't sell anything this big. I reccomend you call your local tv repair shop and ask them for the capacitors. If they don't have them, then ask them for their supplier's phone number. That's how I got mine. Just for the record, every RCA product I've ever bought breaks within 2 years. But they are cheap if you're short on coin. If you've got some extra jingle in your pocket get a Pioneer or JVC.
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
This problem is CURED simply by replacing 2 capacitors inside on the main board. They are easily identified by a bulge on the top end of the capacitors. The capacitors are located between the heat sinks. The size is 6800uf/16v. I am a RadioShack dealer and sold a few of these in 2000/2001. I bought one for myself. I have repaired only 2 that had the same problem as listed by HAGUC above. They both are working great and for the record. . .are NOT peices of JUNK,. . .hehe. . .they just need a little TLC. Parts available from larger electronics parts houses, not at RadioShack
Posted on May 07, 2007
I have the same system that i bought new and after about 3 yaers it did the same thing for no reason. i think you get what you paid for!!!
Posted on Jan 25, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like a capacitor in the power supply is just about to die. With the power disconnected have a look at the large tin can looking gizmos near the power transformer. There could be a couple of them. Leave the unit switched off for a while before going near them they could still pack a splat. Replace them with the same value and make sure they're connected the right way and it should solve your problem. Whilst in there have a good look for any other smaller capacitors which look as if they're getting rounded at the top. Replace them too. Either that or dig deep and buy a new one.
Posted on Jul 22, 2006
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