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Kenwood vr 615 speaker sound cuts out

Hello, When using the 5.1 during movies every so often it will click off where only the surround speakers are working. If I wiggle the the speaker wire where it  connects a few times eventually I hear a click and the sound kicks back in.  A few of the speakers do not use the original wires due to needing longer wire. Thanks!

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It means there is some shorting in the speakers.. check for the shorting

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. This is something that the salesman who sold it to you should have explained to you, that way you could have purchased a system that would have better suited your needs.

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