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Left channel does not work on my stereo receiver

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SOURCE: Pioneer SX-450 Receive: Left Channel

Hello. Receiver is been repared. I was told that a transistor and some resistors falled aut.
Thank you for assistance.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: A and B channels both have left speakers out.

Use a multitester to check the amps then you can find which amp it is.Under the cover youll see two boards on a aluinum plate.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Can I connect my pioneer SX-255R stereo receiver

Yes, but it depends on your laptop hardware and software. We'd need to know a lot more about that side.

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Pioneer VSX-818V-K Receiver

wondering if input levels are too high on some channels causing safety limits to shut it out..check level outputs on eguipment.

Jan 08, 2014 | Pioneer VSX-818V-K Receiver

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Is it possible to hook up a powered subwoofer to this unit? It has a centre pre-out, but nothing labelled for a sub, and the manual is useless. This is a very nice old receiver, works perfectly, and I'm...

I own 2 of these Pioneer VSX-D903S units.

The only way to hook a powered subwoofer up to a VSXD903S is if your subwoofer is equipped with amplified/speaker level terminals on the back, in addition to the line-level input. If you only have a line-level input, do not attempt to hook it up to this receiver.

If you're lucky, and have speaker-level inputs on your powered subwoofer, you would use the amplified terminals (connect to B-channel on the receiver). DO NOT connect anything to the line-level connection.

Alternatively, you could build two unpowered subwoofers, then set the receiver's Impedance switch to LOW, then connect one enclosure to each of the "B-channel" outputs. Connect your regular left and right speakers to their corresponding "A-channel" outputs. [Impedance range: 4 Ohm minimum, 16 Ohm Maximum]

(To the guy [dunnbiker] that says there's no rear channels: You're wrong.) The VSX-D903S has 2 stereo (A/B) channels, dual center channel (place center speakers to the left and right, or above and below the screen), and two rear satellite channels. It is a 3-Ch Logic/Dolby Pro-Logic Surround equipped receiver, not a DolbyDigital/DTS multichannel x.1 surround unit.

Dec 19, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-D903S Receiver

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I have a Pioneer DQ-4000 receiver. Honestly I am

I think what you are looking at is referred to as a banana plug connector. You do not need to buy these connectors to make this work. If you unscrew the plastic connector out far enough, a hole from the side opens up so you can put your copper conductor through and tighten the plastic peice down. The banana plug is probably better for easy connection but using this method is just as good.

Oct 28, 2009 | Pioneer Audio & Video Receivers

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Pioneer vsx 90txv and bose EQ

I wrote this for a different receiver, but if you account for minor differences to your receiver this will work just fine.

There's good news and bad news. The bad news you need a separate amp because a multichannel receiver with Bose 901's attached as recommended for a standard stereo receiver will only sound right in STEREO on stereo analog material. The other speakers around the room are not designed to receive its Active Equalization and if you engage your Tape Monitor you will NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR DIGITAL sources at all. Tape Monitor is for analog stereo material only and on modern AV receivers it disables any digital inputs so you really can't use the Tape Monitor circuit or attached devices for modern digital sources. However, you can still employ the various DSP options to spread 2-channel analog source material around the room. I do.

The good news. I have a setup similar to what you want to do and it works great! With one caveat - My receiver actually has 5.1 analog Outputs so I can drive up to 6 external amplifiers if I want to (I drive 4). IF yours does NOT (*) we have to be creative in extracting the front two channels from your multi-channel receiver. The obvious alternative place would be at one of the few OUTputs on the back, assuming you have one free to use.

* I can't find your exact manual so I have to extrapolate features.

I see on the SR>6003< there are Pre Audio OUTS so I'm betting your receiver does, too.

A separate stereo amp for the 901's was my solution. I run a Carver AV-406 (5-channel amp) for my 901's in Front, 2 Subwoofers and the Rear Surround channel, with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L&R Outputs and the 901's amp channels. My receiver controls everything and just drives the Center and Surround speakers.

You could get by with just a stereo amp for the 901's. A Carver M-200 is a good efficient amplifier that would have you cooking just fine (2x100W). Run it with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L&R Pre-Outputs ** and the 901's amp channels.

** Front Pre Out; (or VCR or Tape Out if you don't have Pre Outs) >>> Bose EQ Amplifer IN, then
Bose EQ Amplier OUT >>> new amplifier IN.

Attach the 901's to the new amp, set its volume to Max and run through your receiver's speaker level setup.

*** If you use a Tape or VCR Out you will NOT be able to SELECT the source you use for the 901 Pre-Outs for listening, or else the 901's will not get any sound sent their way. DO NOT USE the monitor switch for that source.

Feb 01, 2009 | Pioneer VSX-90TXV Receiver

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Reciever only allows 2 channels(speakers) at a time.

I had this problem too. Finally, after using the MCACC setup and making sure all the speakers worked, I found I had to set the source to FM, TV or whatever from the remote control and set the mode to advanced surround sound using the front panal button on the upper right. Had to fool with them a lot. Good luck.

Jan 03, 2009 | Pioneer VSX-818V-K Receiver

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Pioneer SX-450 Receive: Left Channel is not working. The reason is a short circuit (cable)on an Exi tof the Channel. Thank your.

Hello. Receiver is been repared. I was told that a transistor and some resistors falled aut.
Thank you for assistance.

Nov 03, 2008 | Pioneer Audio & Video Receivers

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Sound Just Stopped Working

I have the same problem with my 49txi, and I called pioneer and a repair shop as well. Both told me that the 49txi has a known problem with over heating and that its boards unsolder themselves. I would have thought Pioneer would stand behind something this expensive, but that was the old Pioneer in the 80s, and the new Pioneer says we are on our own.

May 29, 2008 | Pioneer VSX-49TXi Receiver

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