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Overload... I have had the VSX D514 for about 3 years. It has been great with out problems. Recently, it has started to flash "overload" and then simply shuts down. Sometimes it will work for an extended period, other times, it will turn on and immediately flash overload and shut down... it happens whether the unit has been on for a while, or if it has been turned on for the first time in the day. Any help?

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  • blondul79 Feb 11, 2008

    same pb. that overload is making me crazy.

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I have had the VSX D514 for about 3 years. It has been great with out problems. Recently, it has started to flash "overload" and then simply shuts down. Sometimes it will work for an extended period, other times, it will turn on and immediately flash overload and shut down...

  • mgm260 Mar 07, 2009

    Hello to all.  I have had the receiver for a few years and it has worked fine.  I was jamming the other day, rather loudly.  I have 100 watt speakers and the Ohm setting is on 8.  I have begun receiving the overload signal and the stereo shuts off, it is making me want to kick the **** out of it.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

  • mikepmix Mar 10, 2009

    I've had this receiver for 4 years and the same damn thing, turn up the volume and it all goes to ****. Overload and shut down. My set-up has not changed. Same speakers over the past 4 years, 5.1 KEF. Please help!!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    mikepmix,  You are the man.  I have had my Infinity speakers for 10 years and the same receiver, all of a sudden I started receiving an overload signal.  I bought two different receivers thinking it was them, returned them.  Got po'd and kicked the **** out of my beloved Pioneer.  I just tried what you said, both speakers on overload signal. Unhooked the right one, overload signal.  Unhooked the left one, no signal and I am jamming at max volume.  So apparently it is the left speaker.   You are the man, thanks a lot, Mike.

  • mgm260 May 11, 2010

    I tried sonofdetroit's suggestion and the thing is doing the same dang thing.  Please help, before my beloved Pioneer receiver is destroyed.  Thanks



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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:
    1. Turn the receiver off.
    2. Remove one speaker.
    3. Turn the receiver on.
    4. Increase the volume.
If the receiver overloads, repeat steps 1-4 (selecting a different speaker each time). If you disconnect a certain speaker and the receiver no longer overloads, have this speaker checked at a service center. It could have a bad speaker component, like a tweeter, sub-woofer, or even a bad crossover.

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If I remember correctly, that is too much draw from the speakers.
Use smaller speakers, or try disconnecting two speakers to see if the "overload" problem goes away.

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