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RTD170 Speaker Problems

Hello, I've taken my new surround sound system out of the box and already problems. The sub & front speakers work great. The centre and rear speakers do not. I've gone to the test tone/audio area and only 3 are highlighted. I've disconnected/reconnected several times now and it's not working. HELP!!!

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Re: RTD170 Speaker Problems - RCA RTD170 System Home Theater Systems

You are not in the right sound mode

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

Re: RTD170 Speaker Problems

Have to change the set up in the menu section and make absolutely sure it is on surround dolby and not stereo. Check manual for set up.

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

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No sound or power


Before the setup of the speakers' channels
  • Press the SURR. button on the remote to select multichannel surround mode before adjusting the speaker settings.
  • In case of sound distortion, press and hold the SOUND button to select another transmission channel for the wireless rear speakers.
Setting Speakers' Channels
  1. Press 060227073157_11231.jpg to stop playback, then press SYSTEM MENU.
  2. Press 060227073234_11234.jpg repeatedly to select { Audio Setup Page }.
  3. Press 060227073211_11232.jpg060227073221_11233.jpg to highlight { Speaker Setup Page }, then press 060227073234_11234.jpg.

  4. Enter its submenu by pressing 060227073234_11234.jpg.
  5. Press 060227073211_11232.jpg060227073221_11233.jpg to highlight one of the options below at a time, then press 060227073234_11234.jpg.

    • { Speakers Volume } – Volume level setting for individual speakers (-6dB – +6dB).

    • { Speakers Delay } – Delay times setting in relation to the listening position/ distance for centre and surround speakers.

  6. Press 060227073245_11235.jpg060227073234_11234.jpg to adjust to the setting that best suit your surround sound needs.
  7. Press OK to confirm.
  • 1 ms increase/decrease of delay time is equivalent to 30 cm change in distance. Use the longer delay time settings when the rear speakers are closer to the listener than the front speakers.
  • The test tone will automatically be generated to help you judge the sound level of each speaker.

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Which universal remote will operate every aspect of my dav-ex150 sony home theater system? Would like to adjust the settings for the speakers. As of now I only have sound coming from sub woofer and front...


On your receiver you should have a 'surround mode' and a 'display mode' which activate the surround speakers. If you are not in a 'mode' just the 'left', 'right' and 'sub' speakers will work. As for a remote, many of the newer receivers can be controlled via 'App' through a phone or tablet.
I hope this helps

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I have a sony HTDDW7600, i cannot get the dedicated subwoofer amp to work. The fan is running on it, but for some reason the only way i can get it to do anything is to unplug the cable that goes from the...

You have a very good of the best of SONY..SUB does not get activated automatically especially on STEREO mode.DIRECT STEREO Notes • No sound will be output from the subwoofer.
.your system has Dedicated Power Amplifier for 2 Externally Driven Sub-Woofers (200W RMS x 2) order to activate the sub woofer amplifier you need to make a selection on the surround modes while you are switching the modes of the surround you will see the speaker position on the display of receiver as well..if you do not see the sub woofer it wont be activated..Sound Field Program (A.F.D) is a good example to test it..
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Additionally please follow the instruction on your user manual to activate the SUB ,as is follows..

Low-frequency (bass) signals can be directed to the
subwoofer and/or the front left and right speakers
according to the characteristics of your system. This
setting also determines the routing of the LFE (low-
frequency effect) signals found in Dolby Digital or DTS
Choices: SWFR (subwoofer), FRONT, BOTH
• Select SWFR if you connect a subwoofer. LFE and
low-frequency signals from other channels are directed
to the subwoofer according to the speaker settings.
• Select FRONT if you do not use a subwoofer. LFE and
low-frequency signals from other channels are directed
to the front speakers according to the speaker settings
(even if you have previously set the front speakers to
• Select BOTH if you connect a subwoofer and you want
to output low-frequency signals from front channels to
both the front speakers and subwoofer. LFE and low-
frequency signals from other channels are also directed
to the subwoofer according to the speaker settings. Use
this function to reinforce low-frequency signals using
the subwoofer when playing back sources such as CDs.

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Rear surround sound speakers not working during movie.

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Everything is hooked up correctly, but no sound

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Can't get the surround sound to play the rear speakers and small front speaker

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Possible broken speaker

You must determine if subwoofer amp or speaker are bad.Take the good surround speaker and move it to the bad side.If the good speaker does not produce audio the the amplifer is bad.If you use the good speaker in either surround output and it works then your speaker is bad.If you take the small speaker apart the panasonic part number is stamped on the magnet.Locate a service center that will order it for you.

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