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Kenwood, Very little sound for no reason!!

Hello, I have used and loved my Kenwood KR-V990D for quite some time, with no problems. I am not sure if one of my roomates bumped it or something (not likely because the unit is very secure), but the sound coming out at my comfort level (-35dB) is now non-existant, and in order to hear the speakers at all I have to turn the volume up to the -10db--0db range, which is normally in the region where either my ears or the speakers would break. I never abuse my sound, never crank it up all the way, and have no reason at all to suspect that anything is blown. What is going on? I have checked all connections countless times, and I cannot get the volume back up to the normal level. It is literally as if some protection mode was put up, and when the volume is turned up to maxx (0db), it is only slightly louder than before when -45db would produce the same sound. Thanks in advance to anyone who can solve my problem.

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Re: Kenwood, Very little sound for no reason!!

Check all (and I mean ALL) of your front panel buttons. It sounds like someone has pushed the tape monitor button or something like that. Be SURE to turn the volumn down BEFORE you start pushing buttons. Good luck.

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When i turn on my kenwood kr-v990d it powers up for about 2min then shuts down

It is possible that the amplifier had encountered a fault with a higher current drain which had triggered it to a protection fault condition. The fault can be with your output drivers. Please check for short on the outputs fitted for both the channels. Use a meter after disconnecting to check for short in the drivers. Disconnect the positive and negative voltages to the output and see if the protect changes. Even a fault in the preamp stages that drives in high current into the output can shut the Amplifier. Sometimes this can be a noise which can be a HUM or HISS before the protect works. Faulty capacitors in these circuits also can cause similar issues and needs close observation.You need to confirm and replace the specific stages or outputs. If not there can be issues in the mother board. Maybe the protect circuit by itself is shutting off due to a faulty bias or there is a leak in any voltage/current sensing circuit. Also disconnect the speakers and test, if the amplifier comes out of the protect mode then check for short on the speakers.

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Connect the RCA (red and black to the input of the Kenwood KR-4600...You have options of inputs to use..

Either input at the back of the Kenwood KR-4600,or tape A and tape B..which ever you wan to use..

After connecting the red and black RCA to Kenwood KR-4600, then connect the other jack end to the ipod, and go the front of the Kenwood KR-4600 to activate the input selection knob to the desired input being selected at the back of the Kenwood KR-4600..

And don't forget to turn on the volume of the Kenwood KR-4600 and also the iPod volume..

And after that your done..

Good luck to you..

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Hi, My friend (who has a visual impairment) moved house recently, they own a Kenwood KR - V5570, I assisted with re setting up PC etc. I am now baffled with connecting her left and right speakers to this...

If you keep guessing you may succeed in blowing something up.

The cables have RCA connectors or bare wires for a reason.

Get the manual out and read it.

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Don't pay too much attention to the actual colors of speaker wire. Use the colors as reference. Each speaker has a plus and a minus. Connect them to corresponding plus and minus for their respective amplifier outputs.

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This unit is most likely in protect mode. This occurs when the receiveer detects a problem with the output amplifier section and that section is disabled. The most common failure parts are the output transistors. Expect a parts cost between $15-$40, Add in the local labor rate for the total repair cost.

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