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Help with setting up additional sets of speakers to a receiver.

I bought a Sony surround sound receiver. I will set up the surround sound in the Family room, question is how do I hook up the speakers that are pre-wired in the other areas in the house? Do I get one of those boxes that allows you to hook up additional sets of speakers? I think they come in 4 set configuration and 6 set configuration? Any recommendations on what brand to use? Best Buy sells them for $129, internet sells for around 30 dollars.

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SOURCE: No sound from rear speakers during test tone usng Sony STR-DE475

I had this problem last night.

To solve it, you can reset the amp by:

1) Put the receiver on stand-by
2) Hold down "MODE" button and press on button
3) "S.F. CLR" appears in the display and surround is back on.


Good luck

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SOURCE: I bought a Sony STR-DE585 5.1 Receiver about 6

Hi,
Click Sony Support and download copy of Instruction Manual of your receiver. Hope this will help you to set it up.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony PCM 48 Issue

As long as you continue to have both HDMI and optical outputs connected at same time from the cable box, it will probably always choose the default as HDMI. If you do not want to change any connections then the best thing to do in this case is to always leave the cable box turned on. Otherwise, disconnect the HDMI and connect it to the TV by component video.

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SOURCE: Sony STR-SE501 makes popping sound/cuts off

just repaired my se 501 poor solder conections on blue rleays by speaker jacks,also blown center speaker seems there are 2 in it one blew and so did cpacitor running now just hooked up one in center speaker sonds great also stay at 8 ohms setting

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SOURCE: Sound only some out of 2 speakers at a time. I need all 4.

Here you go buddy:
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/STRDE685.pdf

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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  1. Make sure the MUTE function has not been activated.
  2. Try turning up the volume level.
  3. Check that there are no headphones connected.
  4. Try setting the Audio/Video (A/V) receiver to a different Surround Sound mode. IMPORTANT: Verify that the source you are playing is encoded with Surround Sound audio. If not, the audio will be very difficult to hear using a Surround Sound setting. Set Surround Sound to OFF when playing a source that is not encoded with a Surround Sound signal.
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  6. Perform a Test Tone function to verify if the speakers are working correctly.
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  8. Make sure the correct audio input is selected on the A/V receiver.
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