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Shuts down at high volume

When watching DVDs with volume set relatively high (in the 30 range), the kenwood vR407 tuner system shuts down when there is a loud volume output from the movie. Any suggestions? thanks alan

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    We're having the same exact thing happen. But, ours isn't even in an enclosed unit......Could it be speaker wires not hooked up correctly?



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If you have your reciever in an entertainment center that is enclosed or a tight fit for the reciever you need to remove it and put it on top of the center. I have a VR407 and it was doing the same thing. This keeps your unit much cooler and the overheat relay will not turn it off. also I found it much easier to add or wire components much easier.
Steve T. PA

Posted on Dec 10, 2007


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