Question about Kenwood VR615 Receiver

2 Answers

Kenwood VR615 turns itself off at medium volumes

I own VR615 for about 3 years. Recently, it started turning itself off when volume exceeds some value. When it does so, the red standby light start blinking. Turning it off and back on fixes it but only until next loud sound. It's like it trips on overloading.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • dbarney Dec 08, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. I don't think anything changed in set-up when the problem started occurring. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008


  • rokohli Oct 29, 2008

    I'm having the same issue! i thought it was because the reciever was getting too hot or there was too much dust or something in there. but it's doing just that...i'm trying to watch a movie and when a certain sound comes up, it shuts off and starts blinking...anyone use the solution presented?

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    same thing.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Our VR 615 will 'play' sound from the am/fm and dvd but not from the video 1 or 2 position. The display shows only negative db's and stops at 0. What could cause this? Any suggestions on solving problems.



2 Answers

Usually when a receiver cuts out at increasing volumes, you have a speaker or speaker wire problem. Check all of your speaker wires and make sure none of them are shorted. Incidentally, I do own this system myself.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I also have the same problem, it is really annoying... anyone have any ideas.... please help!!

Posted on May 03, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't get my speakers to work with kenwood vr-307 and cd player. manual is of little help. any suggestions? i think i know how to hook up the speaker wires, but maybe i am missing a mute or other...

Start with the basic setup in the manual. Test tones - work or not?


Turn the volume control to something medium.

The errant switch, control or condition may change and you will suddenly release the amp's full power and possibly destroying your speakers. If a signal isn't audible at 1/2 volume it's probably not there.

Carefully examine the front panel for clues like a misplaced Mute or Tape Monitor control or Multichannel Analog Input selected.

There is a good chance that a common control may have developed a high-resistance or 'dead' spot through idleness and is causing your symptom. Turn the POWER OFF and operate every control throughout its range a number of times, especially rarely-used ones like Tape Monitors and the Mute control.

Turn the volume to something reasonable and see if that helped.

Apr 17, 2011 | Kenwood Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

My kenwood vr615 reciever had the volume turned up, unit shut down and now when it gets to a certain volume that is much lower than normal it will turn off and the stand-by light will flash, I have to turn...

hello ,i strongly suspect the units protect circuit is sensing a speaker problem.Listen to each speaker to see if all the drivers(woofer,midrange,tweeter) are working and if so are any of them sounding distorted.When an amp is damaged it wont play at all,sounds like a bad speaker to me.

Jan 09, 2011 | Kenwood VR615 Receiver

1 Answer

Volume adjustment

its more than that i think you have either turned your speakers a/b off or have blown up the sound valve i would send it in for checking by a ppro as no adjustment would be needed to get at least some sound

May 15, 2010 | Kenwood VR615 Receiver

1 Answer

Kenwood Receiver VR 806 turning off

Sounds like the music amplifier is different to the tuner audio amp. The music amplifier is now looking at an unbalanced impedance which is less than it should be. Therefore the output chip of the music amp has more current through it than it wants so it gets hot and shuts down.Put a four ohm wirewound resistor ( from Radio Shack ) in series with each surround speaker to reduce the current flow through the amplifier output.

Apr 09, 2010 | Kenwood VR-806 Receiver

2 Answers

My Kenwood DPX-4020 suddenly turns up to max vol

you probably have a bad switch. you need to use a multimeter and check the resistance of your volume up switch, if less than a few meg., the switch is bad.

Oct 05, 2009 | Kenwood DPX-4020 CD / Cassette Player

1 Answer

Cliks off when you turn up volume

This is an indication of protect mode. One thing to test here:

Does the unit shutdown only when you change volume? If you try turning up the volume really slowly, will the unit remain on?


Sep 21, 2009 | Kenwood VR-505 Receiver

2 Answers

My kenwood amplifier suddenly off when i turn the volume high?

You need to make sure you ohms are correct if there too low this will happen to protect the amp.

Dec 03, 2008 | Kenwood KR-V7080 Receiver

1 Answer

Volume problem with the AUX input using iPod

Do you have the ipod turned up too? Whats happening is the alpine is getting to low of a foltage signal.

Jul 30, 2008 | Alpine CDA-9825 CD Player

1 Answer

Volume display

u sure when u go to 0 is it loud ? unplug it then back in reset all in menu

Jan 27, 2008 | Kenwood VR615 Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenwood VR615 Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

490 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenwood Audio Players & Recorders Experts


Level 3 Expert

5318 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Don Hart

Level 2 Expert

108 Answers

Are you a Kenwood Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides