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I have a pioneer receiver and when i try to increase the volume past the half way point the screen flashes"overloading" wtf i have exactly the same problem as mtloans....pleeeeease give us a solution..

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I would check your speakers OHM input requirements, usually an "overloading" indication is clipping the receivers internal amplification capabilities, also check speaker polarity to confirm exact + - connections

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Hi! I have a Pioneer VSX - 415, but get the message "Overload" as soon as I turn the volume up just a little. What can I do?? Eyvind


There are several things you can do, but taking the simplest things first into consideration.

Wiring. If you have any loose speaker terminal connections at either end, or any stray strand wire near the receiver chassis it can cause this problem. It's likely that this is actually NOT the case in your particular situation as it appears to be volume control related, but this condition will also cause an overload message as well.

Speakers...lack of efficiency/sensitivity, high or otherwise unstable Ohm rating will require more power. Ohm ratings are based on a nominal impedance (resistance) of a specified input voltage by industry standards, and can vary considerably with signal frequency. Higher impedance occurs as input frequency is decreased...more on this later.

System setup. How many speakers are connected? Each terminal is designed for one channel connection. If you have multiple speakers, i.e.; spliced in series such as with separate enclosures that have multiple drivers, this increases the resistance and power consumption dramatically.

After the above considerations are addressed and resolved but you are still experiencing the problem, do one or all of the following;

Check your audio configuration. If your system has an equalizer, loudness control or "bass boost", turn them off. More bass requires more power from the amplifier, thus can be a cause of the overload you are experiencing.

Adjust your crossover. If you are using an active subwoofer, increase the crossover frequency point in the speaker setup menu of the receiver. You may or may not have to set your other speakers' setting to "small" to enable the digital crossover feature, but setting them to small is preferred in your case. This will allow the subwoofer (if an active one) to handle a broader spectrum of the bass frequencies, rather than the speakers that are being powered by the receivers' amplifier that is currently being overloaded. It will also improve the sound quality. You however, do not have to have connected nor use a subwoofer to do this type of setup, simply increasing the crossover point will omit some of the lower frequencies that are putting higher demand on the amplifier. Alternatively, you may also increase the crossover frequency at the source material, such as your CD or other player instead of in the receiver.

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Overload is displayed when the amp draw is excessive, and can be caused by different faults.
when Overload is detected, the protection circuit will shut down the unit to prevent further damage.

The first thing to try is hard reset. Shut down the unit for about one hour to drain power completely.
This can fix minor problems that can cause overload, for example electrostatic charge accumulation on internal capacitors.

If that does not fix the problem, then you must find the fault.

Overload can be caused by shorted speakers, wrong impedance speakers, or by a contact on speakers wiring.
Check speakers connection and test different speakers with 6, or better 8 Ohms impedance.

Another test can be done by unplugging all speakers, and reconnecting and testing them one at a time, at a very low volume.
No more than two 4 Ohms speakers can be connected to the unit, or you will get overload.

If the speakers are OK, then preamp, shorted input/output connectors, main power supply or faulty output transistors can draw too much amps causing overloading.

In that case it is recommendable contacting Pioneer at the number listed on the owners manual.

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OVERLOAD Message followed by receiver shutting down.


The First step in this would be to Check the Ohms Limit in the Manual and Compair to the Ohms on the Speakers that you are running and the Ones that came with it. Usually when you By the "Kit" the Speakers are Factory Matched with the Reciever. Let me Know!

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Have you checked your wiring connections? Wires could possibly be touching each other making it short out and giving you that "Overload". If not that then I would say it could possibly be a fuse that has gone bad inside. ??? Just some suggestions. The reason I say that it could be the wiring is because when I hook up a system and the wires accidently touch each other it overloads the system past a certain volume. Again I would check my wires first and move on from there.

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Pioneer posted this on it's Canadian Web Site:

Poor wiring connections, bad wires or a bad speaker may cause this. As you increase the volume, you will increase the amount of current you are drawing from the receiver. To troubleshoot this issue, try the following:
  1. Disconnect each speaker wire connection. Inspect for any frayed or damaged wiring and replace it.
  2. Check the impedance of the speakers; make sure they are properly rated for your stereo. In most cases, they need to be 8 ohms. Only a few Pioneer receivers will support lower impedance.
  3. If the problem still continues, try these steps:
    1. Turn the receiver off.
    2. Remove one speaker.
    3. Turn the receiver on.
    4. Increase the volume.
If the receiver overloads, repeat steps 1-4 (selecting a different speaker each time). If you disconnect a certain speaker and the receiver no longer overloads, have this speaker checked at a service center. It could have a bad speaker component, like a tweeter, sub-woofer, or even a bad crossover.

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If your rec'vr worked with the original front and rear speakers, the new speakers are either defective or ar the wrong impedance.
Also, I find this confusing: "I connected the wiring for 1 of the front speakers to the connection on the rear of the receiver". This may indicate wrong wiring connection. Make sure you have connected the speakers properly

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