HI, I inherited this surround sound system from a relative, but no manual. I am trying to add music from my computer through an audio cable, but Im not sure exactly where I should be plugging them into, and what settings I should be using on the system. Can anyone help?
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It sounds like the output ic's may have failed, because of the complexity of system I would have a professional come and look at the unit for an evaluation, chances are he will need to take it back to the shop for service.
Maybe the surround processor is having a bad day... My kenwood would do similar and a reset was necessary to correct. Have you tried resetting the system? On my Sony STR DE 597 this is accomplished by powering off. Then while holding the 2 channel button down (front face plate) power on. A reset message is displayed. Your model may be similar but check your manual or download the PDF of the manual from Sony's support website. Hope this helps
Do you have set-top-box or antenna-cable directly to TV? You have connected TV with received via HDMI, but that won't work in this direction - TV has HDMI INput only, not output. You can use HDMI to connect HDMI-out on DVD player for example to HDMI-in on receiver and HDMI-out of receiver to HDMI-in on TV. But to get sound from TV to the receiver, use spdif optical or coax cable if TV supports that - this way you will get surround sound. But also your connection via analog white/red RCA plugs should work, but only for stereo sound.
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Here's the specs, see below but looks like 100Wx2 speakers at 8ohms.
Features: A/V remote; Digital Signal Processing w/ 6 soundfields (Dolby Surround, Hall, Theater, Stadium, Game, Acoustic), Soundfield link; 30 presets; 4 audio/ 4 video inputs (1 tape monitor); sleep timer
Specs: Stereo: 100w x2 into 8 ohms (20-20k Hz) at 0.3% THD; Pro Logic: 100w x3; Surround: 25w x2; subwoofer preout; FM sens. 11.2 dBf; 17" W x 5 3/4" H x 14 1/2" D
Hope this helps!