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Center speaker not working

My receiver has worked fine for 4 years, but I am now experiencing a problem hearing the center speaker. Nothing comes out of the speaker except a barely audible hiss. Switching modes does not help. The only setting where I can hear everything is 2 channel. I have checked the speaker itself and the speaker wires by switching with another apeaker - they are OK. All other speakers work fine. I also tried resetting the receiver. Doesn't matter if it is playing the radio, TV or DWD. I am stumped - any ideas? Thanks! MarkW

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    I have the same problem with my Sony STR DE575.  The center channel cuts out a few minutes after the TV is on.  Fiddling with the wires in the back can often restore the center channel but I believe it is a circuitry problem not a wiring problem (tried changing out all of the wires).  After restoring the center channel 3-5 times (pulling and wiggling RCA cables) over a half hour period, the center channel stays on for the rest of the evening.  This Sony product is disappointing.  I think it is a defective circuit or faulty insulating material causing a short, but the problem took a few years of normal use to show up.

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Yes Mark, You have a problem with a componet with that center channel. If your not a tech, dont have a schematic, or dont have any training in troubleshooting solid state electronics, unhook everythuing and take it into a repair senter for an estimate, as unless you know how to chech the parts you can cause more damage to the unit as it takes one slip and boom, all gone. Good Luck

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