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Pioneer vsx 817 no sound from centre channel

I have tested the speaker and cable using another system and sound is fine. Left and right channels are fine,

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx d512

All you have to do is connect the coaxial out from pc to any audio i/p at the back of vsx d512.but ensure you select the right channel to play the audio ( eg. tape i/p select tape at front control, aux i/p select the aux at front control )

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SOURCE: Center Channel not working on pioneer vsx-d608

Be sure the sound source has a center channel output ie. not a 2 channel source only, try the test tone setup for 5 or 6 channel balance, if no sound from the center channel still then it is looking like maybe the center channel is blown.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: reciever only allows 2 channels(speakers) at a time.

Two solutions:
1. make sure you are sending a 5.1 signal to the receiver (my DVD player was configured to only send stereo even if I picked the 5.1 soundtrack, i had to fix that). Read the manual to see the indicator lights that would light up if you are sending a DTS signal or Dolby Digital.
2. Use the 'surround modes' to at least get pseudo surround

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

SOURCE: pioneer vsx-516 6.1 channels

Check the speakers one by one maybe there is one bad or almost damaged

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem for Pioneer VSX-818V-K 5.1 Channels

Test with an surround sound media ie. Blu-ray or DVD)_. Disconnect the front and all other speakers that are working to see if sound from the missing speakers are heard. If this doesn't work then start by tracing and checking all the wires from the receiver to the speakers for bad/shorted/open connections.

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