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When putting master volume on 30 the receiver puts overload and shuts down i have installatin of 6 speakers and all worked well since 4 years already and i used to go over 20 in volume this problem occured yesterday and nothing was modified in my installation thank you for your help

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Ok, how much is "a bit"? If you are operating your unit at the 50% or more level, your unit is working as it should, as DVD and CD players output more signal than other sources...accordianman

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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SOURCE: Pioneer receiver shuts off

This might not be any help to someone else, but I fixed the problem by double checking all the speaker wire connections - on the speakers and behind the receiver. A couple banana plugs felt loose and I discovered that one connection on one speaker was out completely. Suppose I should have seen that sooner, but as soon as I ensured all the wires were where they were supposed to be, I encountered no more problems.

If your Pioneer receiver is shutting off on you, double check all your connections!

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: VSX-D608 Overload and shutdown

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.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: THE SPEAKERS FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT IS NOT WORKING ON DTS and 5.1

Do you have the manual if not go here.
http://www.hammerwall.com/Manuals/Pioneer/Description/VSX-D608/Pioneer%20Home%20AV%20Receiver/L0020200/

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Receiver shuts down when setting volume above certain range.

What ohm speakers are you using? this receiver doesnt work very well with speakers that have an ohm rating below 6

Posted on May 17, 2010

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Testing your amp at max with the speakers disconnected will not play a factor because there is no power being drawn so the amp is not being used. Those speakers are rated 90db and really pound but also draw a ton of amps. The key thing here is to keep it cool, cool, cool. Put a fan on it and keep your receiver on a hard surface with nothing stacked on top or anywhere within a foot of it. Keeping it cool will help prevent overloads or (protection mode). Back it down every now and them and give the system a rest for a few minutes. Double check the negative and positive connection on the speakers to the receiver. We all have hooked them up backwards sometime and this will have the effect you are expressing. What is the phase set at on your receiver? Set it down to "0" and go up to where it sounds best without distortion. One more very important thing. What is the Ohm switch on your receiver set at? Put the switch on 8 Ohm even though your running 6 Ohm speakers. That switch only steps down your voltage feed to the power selections which will hamper the overall dynamics and fidelity of your receiver. This switch is really not even necessary. Putting that switch at 8 Ohms will give you more headway and aid in keeping your amp cool.
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Receiver shuts off at higher volumes


The receiver may be too under powered for your speakers or the speaker ohm's may not be matched for your amp.

The reason it is shutting off is likely because the amp is becoming overloaded. At lower volumes the amp can handle the load of the speakers, but at higher volumes the power supply of the amp can't keep up with the power demand the speakers are pulling.

If you were previously able to turn the reciever high without turning off, then there is likley something wrong with the amp or possibly a blown speaker.

Try measuring the resistance of the speakers if you have access to a multimeter. They should normally read 8 ohms for home speakers, but some common home speaker impedances in order from (I'm assuming) most common to least common are are 8, 4, 2(bose), and sometimes 10 or 12 ohms. The lower the number of ohms, the more power the amp will need to put to the speakers and the more chance you could be overloading your amp.

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Receiver shuts down when setting volume above certain range.


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VSX-D608 Overload and shutdown


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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Are you using banana plugs for connecting speaker or just directly. Some times even a little tiny wire touching the receiver could trigger the protect mode. Be careful, since protect mode is sometimes not fast enough and it could blown a few trasistors in the power circuit.
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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:
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    2. Remove one speaker.
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    4. Increase the volume.
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Overload


Firstly check all your speaker wiring. Any damage can cause a short which will overload the system. You might not notice it, due to the fact that when you have the system on loud, vibrations move the wires on the cabinets or elsewhere. So make certain there are no loose wires near the speakers terminals into each one. If all that is good go to the next check.
Check If the amp is getting VERY hot when the overload occurs, then it might have a faulty part(s) on it. This might have occurred if you have been using speakers that never did match the amps requirements in the first place.

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