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Shuts off Once the volume is turned up to a certain point the system shuts off, and goes into standby.

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Re: Shuts off

The unit is protecting itself from a high current situation on the output amps. Either you have a bad speaker or an Amp that is getting ready to give up the ghost. Check your speakers with an Ohm-meter for proper readings (ie 4Ohm speaker should read 4 ohms)

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• Turn down the volume.

• Lower the 40 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 34.

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When speaker systems A and B are used separately, speakers with an impedance of 6 to 16 ohms can be connected for use as front speakers
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