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I purchased onkyo 606 receiver and Polk RM85 speakers and Polk PSW110 subwoofer. When I turned the volume on my receiver to max, the system shutdown. When I turned it back on, the sound is very low from the speakers. I replaced the receiver with the same model but the problem is still there.

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Sounds like you popped the voice coils in the speakers when you overloaded the old receiver. The system shut down to protect the speakers, but it didn't shut down in time.

Time for new speakers or to have the old ones re-coned.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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