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RX-V596 center and rear channels do not have any sound

The receiver works perfectly except the center and rear channels do not produce any sound. The speakers and speaker wire function appropriately on the front channels. I have tried all the adjustments suggested in the owners manual. How can I restore the center and rear channels?

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  • bcrabtree Dec 27, 2007

    Recently tried hooking up a center channel speaker and I'm not getting any sound, however the rear channels are working perfectly. Could it be a blown fuse... Any suggestions?

    I also made sure it wasn't a speaker issue, the speaker works fine when hooked up to the other channels...

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Sound coming ONLY is Subwoofer & Rear Channels. (We're using BOSE AM4) No Sound output in Front & Center channels !!

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    center channel works but no sound from right or left front or rear

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Center channel speaker



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Nevermind... My center channel output was set to "NONE" I've had this receiver for a few years now, probably set it that way back when I got it. Oh well, Helps to re-read the user manual...

The info is in the "SET MENU" section of the manual, Pages 35-38. Should solve the issue for "almccrum" above as well.

If you don't have your manual it can be downloaded here:

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