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I have a Kenwood KR 2600 with a scratchy sounding left channel on both the A and B speakers - any suggestions on where to start?

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SOURCE: Kenwood Receiver KR-V127R - left channel not working

Select an input that is not connected, for example select CD with no cables going to the CD input on the backside. Will you then hear equal humming on both channels? If so, the amp stage is ok,
and the problem lies in the signal level circuitry.
Open the cover and use a plastic (insulated) stick to touch suspectible cables and components. When the sound returns, you've found the cause. Resolder or reseat the component/cable/card.
Use the insulated stick, NOT your fingers!

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Kenwood KR-V7030

HI,
The protect message means that a problem was detected and that the output speaker connections have been disabled.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

SOURCE: Kenwood VR-405

vr-405 does not have a digital decoder, so the digital signal is what you're hearing

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Kenwood KR-V9030

There is a chance that a common control may have developed a high-resistance or 'dead' spot and is causing your symptom. Turn the POWER OFF and operate every control throughout its range a number of times, especially rarely-used ones like Tape Monitors and the Mute control.

If it still doesn't work you might want to prove if its a low-level signal loss or a high level amp failure.

One way would be to run an RCA cable pair from the Tape Out to any other device (even a TV with speakers) you might have that accepts an audio input. If IT can't detect receive the DEAD Channel you're losing it in the preamplifying or source selection stages.

If it CAN be played externally, the receiver is losing it on its way to or at the amplification stage. Further isolation would require hands-on technical expertise.

Posted on Apr 16, 2011

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Use the insulated stick, NOT your fingers!

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