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Sound volume limited

The volume on my receiver cannot be increased. The maximum volume now is very low and programs are hard to hear.

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i have the same problem, and it happenned spontaneously -ie without any change in the hookup. Is there a fuse or something that can blow and limit volume?

  • Jacob McNamara
    Jacob McNamara May 11, 2010

    Is the problem that the volume control is playing up and wont turn up or it will turn up but the volume is quiet?

  • Rob Duron
    Rob Duron May 11, 2010

    Can you briefly describe your system setup. IE what's hooked to it and what is it driving.


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Make sure you select correct input and which mode such as analog or coaxial or optical input
ensure the TAPE MONITOR is OFF
Speakers A or B
or detail your connection which item from where to where . I will help you more

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