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Denon AVR 1609 Receiver circuit breaker trips repeatedly

Hi, folks: My AVR 1609 receiver has developed a nagging problem. Whenever volume is set above -15db, the circuit breaker trips at peak volumes (say, explosions in movies or moments of dynamic crescendo in music). This behavior is consistent, whether it's set for Cinema audio, all flavors of Dolby or just plain-vanilla stereo while listening to CDs, the radio or my iPod. I haven't changed any wiring since installing the unit, nor added any power tools or other drains to that 120v circuit that it's plugged into. Can you suggest what might be causing this, and how to cure it other than having it serviced? It's out of warranty, and I can't afford time or cost of sending it to the bench. Any ideas? Mack Los Angeles

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Probably the output stage(s) short circuit at peak volume levels, causing the breaker to trip.

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