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Surround sound I just bought the HT-SR800 but I am only getting sound from the front speakers when I use the FM or AM radio. I am only hearing the front speakers when using an older CD player. When the system went through the automatic setup, I heard the test sound go to each of the 7 speakers. Right now I have speaker set A chosen.

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Re: surround sound

I had same problem with an Onkyo. Turned out I had inadvertantly selected the wrong FM tuning mode - pressed the button to get back to auto - and then the surround processing sent a signal to the back speakers.

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Re: surround sound

It must be about the sound quality need of your amplifier. The sound processor simply needs to get clear signals from sources such as fm/am receiver, dvd/cd players etc. in order to manage'em to give you the optimum surround sound. If the fm receiver has an "FM MUTE" option, I recommend that you turn it on. By doing so, you'll receive only good quality fm stations, furthermore your amplifier will let you get surround sound. The second issue you mentioned has its own answer inside. Use a "new" cd player, you can get optical cables, digital coax cables to improve the performance if you like..

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Your symptom sounds as though you may have to turn off any surround sound settings that you have selected in the other modes.

Most amplifiers use the surround portion of the amplifier to power the B channel speakers.

Since you have sound when using the radio portion, I would try turning off the surround mode. For example try turning the amplifier to just stereo and see if that gets the B channel speakers to work

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In the middle of the remote, there is an [ENTER] button surrounded by arrow keys. To the top, left of this of this arrangement, there is another button labeled "SP A/B". Turn your system on (and check that the volume isn't maxed out from your troubleshooting) and hit this button. Look for the display to say "Speakers A" or perhaps "Zone A" or similar. You will probably hear audio before you get this far.

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