Question about Yamaha RX-V596 Receiver

1 Answer

Broken Speaker Wire Connector

One of the wire connectors (not the RCA) for the rear speakers was always iffy, and finally broke the other day. In doing so, it has apparently shorted out the channel so when I run the test and it gets to that speaker, it shuts off. Out of test mode, it works at low volume but when I give it any volume at all it will also shut off. I need to replace the connector (it opens and closes with a little plastic tab). Is this doable by a reasonably competent fixer? Where would I find the part and what is it called?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

You can try Bogue Engineering and you can find them at they carry every type and your system will need the 4,2mm size connector. Hope this helps, Gary

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I connect my technics SB-G920 speaker to my Kenwood VR-60RS Audio-Video Control Center

I believe both devices, the speakers and the Audio-Video control Center is all but the same as many other past devices sold before the one you have at home. The only difference is their connection fittings at the back of either the speaker (boxes) and the Kenwood. I have such system, a 7 channel Quad-stereo system connected to a Pioneer Radio receiver/Amplifier and the connection of speaker wires are critically important to be connected correctly or else... Booom! gone is either the speakers or the Amplifier. Whatever your machine is, we always call it an amplifier, even though you can connect the video cables from a DVD player, through the Amplifier RCA sockets and out to a TV or Projector.

Now, you must have really heavy duty cables specially designed for high definition or HDMI video playback quality (without picture loss). Once you've determined the right distance between the DVD and the Kenwood and the TV or projector, you purchase these special cables. There are RCA video cables that have a better shielding and are usually all three as one cable with three RCA connectors on each end. Yellow is Video and is usually a thicker cable, followed by red (right), white (left) connectors. Take your time and pay attention on the correct connection to avoid trouble later. If you want a better, clearer video, you can use the S-Video cable. This cable has fragile plugs and when connecting, if you force them without aligning the right pins, you'll damage the plug.

Now, connecting the speaker. For a loss free sound, good quality speaker cables are essential. Otherwise cheaper cables are OK but it does seem that the sound quality is sacrificed on high peak (louder sound) as a fraction of energy and heat is generated through thinner cables than thicker ones, like when vacuuming a carpet, you can feel the cable getting a degree of warmth because the motor is labouring to suck and blow out cleaned air.

Start with the speaker boxes. Speaker cables usually have one wire colored and the other plain and they are as an 8 shape (o-o). The one that has a colored line marked on the cable is the positive wire. Before you start, split the splice the ends at least half an inch and twist the strands. If you have a soldering iron, solder these strands to form a solid wire, easier to insert it in the connecting clamps. Now, insert the one with the colored line marked on the cable into the red connector and the one without the line in the black connector. repeat with other speaker boxes. Place the speaker boxes in their locations before you cut the other ends of these cables so you don't end up having them too long or too short. I have already said why. Too long and too thin, the cables lose energy and releases heat. Too short and you have to restart again by purchasing new cables. Joining a short cable because of a mistake is not recommended. So, you either measure the before you purchase the cables or buy excess and cut to size later.

Now, the connection to your Kenwood amplifier is to be done really carefully as there are quite an number of connectors at the rear of the device and you have to study carefully which is what and where is which. It takes a little patience and a pen and paper in have to work out what is where. Bear this in mind that usually for large output speaker boxes the Amplifier had bigger connector to fit thicker wires (cables) and rear or mid speakers (pairs) have smaller connectors for cables that are slightly smaller in thickness.

For the largest speakers you connect the left (F) cable into the left clip-ons (or snap-on, or rotating screw type connectors where you just undo the screw, insert the wire into the hole and the screw tight), paying attention to the polarities (watch the colored line marked on the cable. Then do the same with the right speaker box cable (wires), insert them where it says right or just 'R'. The same goes with other speaker boxes. Paying attention their polarities.

Once done, test it before you put the Kenwood back in the cabinet or platform. if everything works as it should, then put the device (Kenwood) back in its place and give it a final check. Cheers

Feb 03, 2015 | Kenwood Audio & Video Receivers

5 Answers

Broken connector in subwoofer connection on receiver

The only thing you do is to open your receivers,then locate the output connector if you see the female RCA jack ,then push it out the broken piece ,that's it

Jul 27, 2008 | Audio & Video Receivers

2 Answers

My Yamaha RX-V563 receiver displays "Check Speaker

Look closely at the rear connector panel of the receiver and look for pieces of stray strand wire that may be touching the speaker A binding post and the receiver chassis. If you are not using strand wire connection to the binding post then check whatever connector type you are using such as banana plug or spade plug for breakage or corrosion, the same goes for the speaker cable itself which isn't always so easy to detect. A few broken strands can cause a problem.
If it is clean, turn off the receiver and disconnect the speaker cable. Check the binding post for tightness; if you can wiggle it then it is broken and needs to be replaced.

Oct 03, 2011 | Yamaha RX-V563 Receiver

1 Answer

How to hook up

Hi, I can help. First of all it's not as hard as it looks. the last thing you will do is plug it in by the way ( this prevents any popping noises while hooking it up. We'll start with speakers, standard table lamp wire will do fine ( sometimes called zip cord) it is also usually polarized for you ( one of the two sides of the wire will be a little ribbed and the other will be smooth ) this makes it a little easier to keep speaker polarity correct( i usually go with the ribbed wire as hot) always make sure the positive(+) on the receivers speaker terminals are connected to the same on the speaker( the stereo and speakers will almost for sure be marked with red and black to help with that-red being + and black -) Next hook up something to the antenna terminal on the stereo for radio reception-the terminals will be marked 75ohm and 300ohm, if you do not have an antenna for this or don't listen to much radio not to worry, I find just a simple little wire bread tie with some of the plastic end stripped off works nicely for most local stations ( you will know when any antenna you try is connected by the fact you will stop getting just static.) Next connect whatever you want to listen to through your stereo, example: a dvd player can be connected with the dvd players " AUDIO OUT " going into the receivers connection for dvd (these are called rca connections-and are typically red and white plugs at both ends) also if listening in surround mode you can hook up a single rca cable to the orange connector on back of dvd player ( marked maybe as " DIGITAL PCM/LPCM " or simply " COAXIAL"the other end goes into the same connector on back of receiver. If no orange jack you may have a squarish looking connection called simply " DIGITAL IN " there may be a few of these, ones for satellite,cable,t.v. etc. These are called a "TOSLINK" connector, they are a rather stiff fiber optic cable with squarish ends that plug into the source with the surround sound output ( example when dvd player is playing the toslink jack will be lit up a little with a reddish light) same with a tv's digital output as well as cable/sat box's digital out. so that about wraps it up-just connect what you want to listen to with either rca cables or the toslink connectors-output of device being played to input on back of stereo. And if you need to connect up a recorder of any kind hook up recorders "LINE INPUT" to receivers " REC OUT" rca jacks. Thanks for choosing FixYa, I hope this helps,write back to let us know how we did or if we can be of more assistance. Good luck, Prodzilla

Apr 15, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

1 Answer

Reciever keeps on shutting off and it say check speaker wirer

Just a wild guess but it could be fixed by replacing all your speaker wire or checking it for breaks. Look for tiny teeth marks if you have a small dog or a mangled mess if you have a big dog. Is the wire running under a cabinet or furniture which touches the ground, perhaps it's been fractured by the pressure. Has the wire been pulled out of the speaker itself or possibly the rear of the amplifier. Some speakers and amps use the old insert bare wire and twist the connector type connection. Others use speaker cable with plugs on one or each end. It's possible that the wire has been fractured or pulled away from the connections inside the plug. This would be readily apparent and certainly not visible. The only way to properly check would be with a multimeter. If you don't have one maybe a friend has got one and can help you check the wiring Another way to check is to physically put your ear to each speaker in turn (with the volume at a low level) If there is a broken wire the speaker concerned you wouldn't hear anything being emitted. When you are checking make sure that all speakers would normally be working if everything was OK.

If there are bare wires anywhere in the system make sure they aren't touching. Just a tiny filiment of wire in the wrong place will cause a warning to come one.

The last thing that it could possibly be is a damaged speaker caused by overdriving it which would overheat the voice coil and cause a short circuit.

You would pick this up when you listen to them one at a time. Nothing would be heard from that speaker. This problem would be seen by the amplifier to be a wiring problem.

So visually check all wiring for breaks or crossed bare wires. Bad kinks, wire under strain, wire with marks of being squashed under furniture etc.

Do the listen to each speaker test.

Find a friend with a multimeter to help you.

Finally disconnect all your wires, put a tag on each one to remind you which speaker it connects to and take the lot to a repair shop. It would take 10 minutes to check all the cables for continuity or failures. Get the tech to replace the broken cable with one the same length and then go home and reconnect them.

Just a word of warning. Don't continue to use them in this condition and make sure anyone else in the house knows the same as it could cause permanent damage to the amplifier. Better a simple check now than spend a fortune next month or week. Another tip, if your cables have plugs on them, always pull the cables out of the socket by grasping the plugs, not the cable.

Happy listening.

Apr 24, 2010 | Yamaha HTR-6160 Receiver

1 Answer

Crackling noise coming from 1 channel

sounds like you are picking up some interference first try swapping out the RCA cables you are using to connect that component. also keep your RCA cables away from any 110V AC power lines.

same thing with speaker cables, speaker wire should intersect power lines at 90 degrees and should not run parallel to power lines.

many people use the wires that come with their components. these cables are thin and offer very low performance a thicker higher quality cable with a gold connector will not only better maintain the quality of the signal being transferred between components but will also have better shielding to protect the cable from picking up interference from other electrical components and power lines.

Also should point out that a blown speaker sometimes produces a crackling sound, swap your left / right speakers and see if the crackling sound still comes from that speaker if it does you have a blown / damaged component.

Dec 30, 2009 | Onkyo Audio & Video Receivers

1 Answer

Need to know how i can set up the diffrent settings on my yamaha

The answer to this problem should be in the owners manual for your product. Check the speaker wire connections and the speaker wire for possible broken connection points. Try moving the wire around and see if you get sound. If you do then you need to replace the speaker wire. If not then you need the connectors you are using on the wire that are making contact with the speaker and receiver. They all must be making good contact with the speaker wire to keep a good connection.if you find no problem with the speaker wire and the connectors, you need to try another speaker on the the wires to make sure that the connection is working.If all the connections are good and you are getting signal from the output, you have a problem with the speaker. If you have a warranty for your speakers then have the bad one repaired or replaced under warranty. If not you can try to repair the speaker by opening the cabinet and checking the input connections from the Input wire connector to the speaker. See if it has any cold solder joints that may not be connecting the signal to the speaker. If the connections look good.You need to look at the speaker itself and the electronics that may be use in sending the signal into the speaker. Look for bad or broken connections in the speaker and the components. The drive circuit may have failed and need replacing or the speaker itself may have a broken or a burnt coil. If this is the case you may want to replace the speaker. Take all the information printed on the speaker and the information in the owners manual on the speakers and write them down on paper and try to find a speaker that matches the specification. Buy it and replace it for the bad speaker.You can find information on you receiver on the website by using the customer service section and putting in the model number of your receiver. Check out the frequently asked questions and troubleshooting sections and see if someone else has had this problem or similar one and has had a solution printed.The number for Yamaha service centers is 1-800-492-6242 and for buying parts is 1-714-522-9888. You can use these numbers to get help from the service center in your area or buy parts for repairs from the dealers. I hope this helps you with your problem.

Feb 18, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-5830 Receiver

1 Answer

Sub woofer speaker wire

Probably an RCA Pin plug

Jan 02, 2009 | JVC RX-552V Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Yamaha RX-V596 Receiver Logo

414 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Audio & Video Receivers Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers


Level 1 Expert

4 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Audio and Video Receiver Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides