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Trying to setup surround sound in with all speakers

Hello there. The problem I am having is that when I have my centre channel on 3CH Logic, Normal, Wide, I can only hear my centre speaker; thats it... no front speakers or rear! I have my front right and left speakers hooked up to my A channel and I have my centre channel hooked up to its centre jacks, and my rear bookshelf speakers are hooked up to my surround left and surround right. Why am I not able to hear all my speakers at the same time. When my center mode is on wide, I can hear my front speakers at a "very" low volume. Could someone please tell me if I am doing something wrong here please. Thanks in advance!!!

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SOURCE: No sound from rear/surround speakers

What source are you using? And, do you have a surround mode selected?...accordianman

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SOURCE: Pioneer Multichannel Receiver VSX-D508 (including cd player & tape deck)

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Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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SOURCE: reciever only allows 2 channels(speakers) at a time.

Two solutions:
1. make sure you are sending a 5.1 signal to the receiver (my DVD player was configured to only send stereo even if I picked the 5.1 soundtrack, i had to fix that). Read the manual to see the indicator lights that would light up if you are sending a DTS signal or Dolby Digital.
2. Use the 'surround modes' to at least get pseudo surround

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: THE SPEAKERS FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT IS NOT WORKING ON DTS and 5.1

Do you have the manual if not go here.
http://www.hammerwall.com/Manuals/Pioneer/Description/VSX-D608/Pioneer%20Home%20AV%20Receiver/L0020200/

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx-519 no sound from center and surround

Make sure that the sound field/programme you have selected is dolby digital not stereo.(On the amp)
You also need to check on the display that is says DIGITAL not ANOLOUGE, as only a digital input, Optical fibre cable, HDMI, COAX will be a digital signal.
If you are using red and white rca connectors, it is not going to work, as this is an Anolouge signal.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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