Question about Onkyo TX-DS696 Receiver
My zone 2 speaker jacks on my 696 have gone dead, they were previously working fine but have no output now. I have triple checked the wiring to my speakers and it is fine.
I think I might have inadvertantly moved the speaker impedance switch while the unit was turned on, would this kill the outputs? If so is there a fix?
SOURCE: I have a TX SR
Try to reset your amp then go to the bottom of the set up menu and you should find lock set up,if this dose not work its repair time for your amp.
hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
The idea behind bi-wiring speakers is to get the highest quality of sound by getting the sound from two separate sources doing separate jobs. Lower frequencies are harder for an amplifier to produce than higher frequencies. So it is common to give these frequencies to two different amplifiers so each can produce the highest quality of sound. By removing the low end from the top end amplifier, it provides the top end amp more headroom thus reducing the chances of clipping. Clipping can easily be heard from the tweeters destoying not only the sound but your speakers as well. It is common practice in pro and car audio to use separate amps for subbass, low, mid and high; four amps working together to their corresponding drivers (more or less depending on the system and type of audio being produced).
In your case, getting the two different sources from basically the same amp (power supply), would not accomplish the full intent of bi-wiring; it would just make more wiring for the same end result. However still a good thought on your end. Onkyo receivers are great because of their beefy power supplies. Not very many other brands have such strong power supplies. Denon's are close but not equal.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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Speaker outputs at this state of the technology are always analog.
The iPod would use an INPUT like any other audio device. Once it's attached you can do whatever you want with its audio.
Your Zone 2 can be configured to play just about any input.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Disconnect the speaker wires at the receiver for zone 2 then test zone 2 on again. If it stays on, disconnect the wires at the zone 2 speakers, make sure wires are separated then reconnect at the receiver and test again. If it still stays on, Your receiver is good, your wires are good, you need to connect one speaker at a time and test power again. When it shorts, pull the speaker and meter it for a short. If your not sure how to do this, take it to any local audio shop and they will usually test for free.
If you have a volume control on zone 2 speakers independent of the receiver, you need to pull it and check it as well for corrosion or shorts.
If at the first step, your receiver still shuts off, the problem is internal and will need to be serviced. If you need further help on this, post a reply or comment and I can help you further. Hope this does the trick!
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
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