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Center channel The center channel on my receiver suddenly stopped working. I tried a new wire and I tried a different speaker - definitely the center channel. Is there anything I can do to get this fixed? I could live without one of the rear surround channels, but the lack of center is very noticeable.

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  • bvotra Jan 03, 2008

    Turned out I had a cracked solder joint, all i had to do was touch it with an iron and it works again. Thanks for pointing me toward the center amp, I wasn't sure what i was looking at.

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Just to rule out the easy solutions, have you made sure no settings changed? Make sure that you didn't accidentally turn off any surround sound settings or turn off the center channel in the MCACC setup or the like (I have the VSX-D814, so your receiver should have MCACC as well). If you're sure no settings changed and the center channel should be working according to the receiver, then it would appear that the center channel amp went out in the receiver. You can either get a Pioneer service center to take a look at it, or if you're comfortable with electronics, I believe you can get the parts straight from Pioneer.

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