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Pioneer amplifier error messages

Got a pioneer VSX-1017AV amplifier, connected to toshiba LCD TV and Onkyo 5.1Ch speakers. When using the MCACC auto set-up I get either 'error-SB' or 'Error surr'. Neither message is described in the user manual. All 5 speakers and the sub-woofer emit test-tones when the MCACC set-up is running. These messages appear at the end of the process. PLEASE HELP!!!

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SOURCE: Connecting a sub-woofer to Pioneer VSX-453 surround reciever

connect to same terminals as front speakers, this will also cause reduced volume from front speakers. (as per owners manual)

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

SOURCE: SPEAKER CONNECTION

problem with connection

Posted on May 08, 2008

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SOURCE: SB speakers error

I had the same problem but fixed it (no thanks to what I believe is an oversight by Pioneer!). The amp is a 7.1 system. What we are assuming is the rear surround (SB) is the default using a 5.1 setup. The amp uses the SR & SL as the default. So the solution is plug your rear speakers into the SR & SL & you should have your surround! (only took me 6 hours to figure this out, hope it saves you time!)

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: pioneer receiver vsx-d510 sub not working

Rear Surrounds are not supported on this unit, they would be the 6th and 7th channels in a 7.1 rig. I think you mean Surrounds (channels 4 and 5 in a 5.1 rig).

Lets ponder: How is there any relationship between Surrounds and your separately-amplified Subwoofer? I don't see it, unless you inadvertently chose OFF for the Sub definition when you were in the Speaker selection menus adding the Surrounds. Look again.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Pioneer vsx-819H: MCACC setup won't display on tv

Its because the pioneer does not display menu options through hdmi. You have to hook up basic yellow composite to monitor out.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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I have a pioneer vsx 07 11 and it says amplifier error


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It would appear the unit thinks your McAAC microphone is inserted. Is it?

Automatically setting up for surround

sound (Auto MCACC)

The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account

ambient noise, speaker size and distance, and tests for both channel delay and channel level. After you have set

up the microphone provided with your system, the receiver uses the information from a series of test tones

to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your particular room.

Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a source on page 11.

Important

• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.

• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.

• Before using the Auto MCACC Setup, the headphones should be disconnected and the iPod

USB, XM or SIRIUS Radio function should not be selected as an input source.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC

jack on the front panel.

Place the microphone so that it's about ear level at your normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make

sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

The Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.1

Note

1 • You can't use the System Setup menu in either the main or sub zone when the iPod USB, XM or SIRIUS Radio input source is selected. When you set ZONE 2 to ON (page 61), you can't use the System Setup menu.
• If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup, or leave an error message

etc.

It's all in the manual.

Some background on the process...

http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/42/98/tech/AVAmplifierReceiver/AF_MCACC.html

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My pioneer VSX-1016 shuts itself off during loud portions of a movie. I have checked the speaker wiring and have clean connections. Any other ideas?


Yes, evaluate the load presented to its amplifiers by the speakers. If you have any speakers running parallel on the amps instead of one per amp channel you could be experiencing temporary unacceptable drops in impedance.

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From page 57 in the manual...

• Turn down the volume.

• Lower the 40 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 34.

• Try switching on the digital safety feature (put the receiver into standby, hold down the SYSTEM SETUP button on the front panel and press STANDBY/ON to switch between SAFETY ON and SAFETY OFF

. If the power switches off even with SAFETY ON selected, turn down the volume.

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On my Pioneer receiver (model # vsx-9100tx) MCACC light keeps flashing and system will not power on. Please advise.


Hi the mcacc light keep's flashing and will not come on. Can you help with this thank you Lee

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Dial norm +4 on Pioneer vsx-ax4avi-s? Understand is an auto feature but annoying, controls volume level. can it be switched off/


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http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/products/archive/VSX-AX4AVi-S/media.html
looks to be an auto calibration the mcacc turned on during the testing and setup phase. you could always put the mcacc in manual mode and go through the settins yourself. Just be aware that the setting you are talking about controls the level of you dialog channel and lowing might cause you to have less ability to hear low dialog.

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Pioneer vsx-819H: MCACC setup won't display on tv


I would say check the cable version not everyone knows this but there are different version HDMI cables such as 1.0,1.1,1.2 and the newest 1.3 cable these are band-with depended cables and if you use a lower version this should work if not you might have a issue with video.

Other then that you might have a issue with the unit if all other signals are working on the monitor.. Ruling out this will be hard if you do not have another monitor to test it on. I would be conducting a test on other output monitors and see if you get any results.

please press the accept button as I worked hard to answer you question.

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No Sound from Subwoofer


The original Pioneer subwoofer has its own amplifier built in to the speaker, so the only cable required on the original speaker is a single RCA cable. To connect a different brand subwoofer to the Pioneer you will have to make sure that you have a subwoofer with the same specs. It will need its own built in amp to work, as you can only connect it with one RCA

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