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Center speaker not working in Pioneer VSX C300

Hello, I have a Pioneer home theater system with VSX C300 receiver. A week ago, loud static and other crackling noises started coming out of the center speaker. The receiver would automatically turn off sometimes when a loud sound comes, and may turn back on again by itself. This happens whether you are listening to the radio on the receiver, or playing satellite TV sound, or playing a DVD. Now the center speaker only loud static, no meaningful sound. If I plug in any other speaker with any other wire in the center channel slot, the same static comes out of that speaker too. The center speaker works fine on other channels. So it is not the speaker itself or the speaker wire. Anything I can do? I plugged in a multimeter in the center wire slots to see if there is a short circuit, but it is not showing any short circuit. Any hope? Everything else is working fine so you hate to throw away the whole system. Thanks!

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  • bernieeccles Jan 04, 2009

    Yes, I have a similar problem and it irritates the hell out of me.I can be listening to mine and all of a sudden loud crackling noises usually followed by an Amp Error message.

    I found that if I put something under the left front foot to sort of,jack it up twisted it sometimes helped.I have had the cover off looking for something obvious but found nothing.
    I have a feeling something is shorting and the amp switches off and then back on.I must admit it has nearly been thrown out the window !


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