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Audio Video Receiver Problems

My Sony V555ES when in surround sound mode all but eliminates the voice track. Sound can be heard from center channel but back ground noise and very very week voice track. Also recently it has started to kick itself off (thinking a surge protection) when loud noise such as gunshot is in the track. This is at what I would call moderate volume levels below what used to be ok on this receiver. Turning off/on resets. I'm debating taking in for repair or replacing this unit

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Re: Audio Video Receiver Problems

It sounds like the center channel isn't plugged into the correct speaker output. Unhook the speakers and reattach them while paying VERY close attention to which jacks you're putting them in. Report back with results.

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