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Receiver Shutoff My receiver shuts off when high frequency/high volume sounds occur during a movie. I have retested it and found once it reaches -30 volume for this specific sound, it shuts down. The receiver power light blinks on/off. What is going on? Any ideas, help. I also have an unusual item with the Left Rear Surround Speaker - I get a lower volume from that speaker and some coming out of the center channel. I have tried to adjust the volume setting for the speaker to the max, but still have problems. Thanks,

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That may be a clue to your shutdown problem. Disconnect that speaker and see if the unit still shuts down. If it does not, then there is a problem with this speaker,or the wiring going to this speaker. If the unit still shuts down, disconnect each speaker at a time to see where the problem is. If none of the speakers seem to cause the shutdown problem, there is na major fauly in the amp circuit, so the amp will need serviceing or replacement. Good Luck

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