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No remote speaker output. A never seen, "karaoke" annunciation is lighted

Following a power outage, the remote speakers will not sound. There is now on the annunciator panel a sign never before seen, "Karaoke". I think they are related. I have no idea how to get rid of, "Karaoke" and get my remote speakers on.

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SOURCE: Onkyo 605 HDMI Sound

Change the setup in the Hardware control/HDMI/ HDMI Audio...

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: subwoofer hookup

Hi silverfox55

You probably wont experience any sound quality losses, however, you may pick up mains hum that will be noticeable at low levels, and also prevent you sub from auto turning off. It will also be suseptible to RF interference, such as that from taxi and police radios,and mobile phones. Try it first, you may find that it works ok. Your house may have foil building paper as insulation that will sheild the outside sources of Rf interference. The mobile phones however... If it doesnt work, I suggest you use the existing speaker cable to pull through for a run of decent audio coax. This way you will not end up with any unwanted signal getting into your sub.

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) If you are still unsure, or have problems, before you give a rating for this advice, please get back to me and we can try some more things.
Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.


Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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SOURCE: sound coming from speakers is very quite. must

check your manual for a quiet mode, or reset factory defaults. it might be stuck in "attenuator" mode, where sound is muffled, in case you're answering a phone.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Power outage overnight. Now, Onkyo TX-SR603X no

Depending upon the type of power outage, you may have more of a confused receiver than a defecive one. Try unplugging the unit for an hour or so to see if that resets the whole thing back to "normal". If not, then further investigation with a scope or logic analyser will be required to determine whether the problem is with the internal CPU or a defect on the data lines. Unless the reset works, this is not likely to be a DYI repair.


Posted on Mar 28, 2010

Testimonial: "Appreciated. I'll try to "reset" tonight."

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SOURCE: no sound to the speakers. 10 yrs old, been

check for bad solder connection on bottom of the main board near front center of unit

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I have an Onkyo TX-904 receiver. There is no sound


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Can i use karaoke mic in harman avr 245 ?

No. The 245 doesn't have a microphone input. Besides, the speakers for a home surround sound system are a bit too delicate for the distortion levels generated by karaoke.

Here's a $300 speaker (yes, $300 for a single speaker) wrecked from teens doing karaoke. They then bust it more messing around trying to push the tweeter cone together so the crack wouldn't be so noticeable


If you still want to go ahead with the idea then you'll need some other bits of gear. For simplicity sake I'd recommend a karaoke CD+G player. It will have mic inputs, vocal echo, and take care of putting the works up on screen.

The alternative is a mixer with effects (echo, reverb) - Cheap is Behringer Xenyx 1202FX

and a source device for music and graphics. This could be your PC, but you'll then need to go trawling for karaoke files and you'll need some software to play them and do the words. Sax & Dotty is pretty good software.

The PC sound needs to be connected to the mixer in a stereo channel. The mic goes in mono on a mic channel. The output of the mixer goes to the AVR on an AUX input.

Behringer XENYX 1202FX

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Very common problem with today's receivers. Receivers made today don't have a true preamp section in the amplifier and do not amplify the sound to the extent of an older receiver. I have large 15" front speakers on my system, and have stuck with my 15 year old receiver just because I know that a new receiver will not have the power to drive them well. Many of the newer receivers need to be turned up to 50-60% before you can even hear anything from the speakers.

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I have acarver receiver mxr 130 receiver no sound output to speakers but desplay is lit

I know this is a old post but check all your connections.

There is a common issue with a lot of these recievers that have no output and typically it is the protection relays out to the speakers that fail. There is a person on ebay that sells these replacement relays. link is here. thanks

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So, if standby is always ON, do you get ANY sound? Or was the right speaker symptom a precursor to the total outage? There might be a clue there.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Check for loose speaker connections at the speaker as a root cause for intermittent shutdown.

The remote is available on eBay...

May 04, 2011 | Kenwood Audio & Video Receivers

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No sound out of left speaker

did the left channel work when u switched speakers, if so then the left speaker or wiring is a fault.if not then the output circuits on the amp are blown or the fuse is blown some amps have internal fuses in the output to protect the output transistors. unplug the power cord and take the cover off, look to see if u can find any fuses and check these for continuity u can hold these up to the light and u should see a fine filiment in one piece and not broken. these fuses sometimes blow just from age and use at high volume like a regular light bulb.If the fuse is blown replace with the same value else the output transistors will need to be replaced most likley along with the drivers.

May 19, 2009 | Sony STR-DE135 Receiver

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I'm trying to connect my Sony STD-DG510 Receiver to my karaoke machine but the sound is not coming out the speakers and I'm trying to figure out the problem, I already checked the Connection to the...

You don't say what input on the Sony is connected to which output on the Karaoke machine (what model?).

Assuming you want the Sony to do the playback from your karaoke machine...

Take the K's audio output on an RCA cable pair to any of the Sony's available analog inputs, for example one of the connectors labeled: CD, TV or SAT. My guess is SAT is unused in 90% of homes.

Select the appropriate source on the Receiver and rock on. You could even play with some of the DSP surround simulation modes to hear the K through all of your speakers.

Apr 03, 2009 | Sony STR-DG510 Receiver

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'Buzzing' is not a good thing; it implies that filtration of the DC used by the output section is not as it should be. Power supplies that are mildly overloaded can cause this or an abnormal current drain from one (or more) channels. 

The odd problem with the back speakers does sound like a setup problem rather than a circuit failure.

Oct 31, 2008 | Onkyo TX-DS989 Receiver

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No sound with the front speakers

Sound to headphones comes from the pre-amp stage of most units otherwise they wouldnt be able to handle the power output . 150 watts into your ears ouch lol .
So it sounds like your slave amp has gone down on one channel . a slave amp is the final output stage and the power stage to the speakers . to make sure it is the amp change your speakers over if the sound then works from the speakers that had been dead then its the amp and requires an engineer to check it out with the prospect of a new output IC or final stage / capacitor replacement

unskilled persons should not attempt to repair electronic equipment as it is unsafe to do so , and may cost you far more in the long run ?. Regards Vortash

Aug 26, 2008 | Denon AVR-1802 Receiver

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Denon AVR-1907 blinking red power button

It sounds like you have a bad speaker on the zone 2, or you have the speakers connected improperly.

When you engage the zone 2 a relay clicks and the speakers then become part of the amplifiers circuit.

If the problem was in the amplifier, it would go into protect mode without even having speakers connected to it.

If the speakers all check good, you most likely have the wrong type of speakers, meaning the impeadance is too low, or you have too many speakers connected to it.

On the back of the Denon, you will see right around the speaker output jacks, what ratings the speakers should be. If I remember correctly, it says 6 ohms or more when using only "A" or "B", and it says 12ohms or more for "A" + "B".

If you have two 8 ohm speakers on the same speaker jack you now have a 4 ohm load. That is below the ratings and can cause the amp to shut down (go into protect). Since your amp shuts down right away, I think you have a bad speaker or way too many speakers connected.

I have seen many times when people will connect 2 or 4 speakers to the one of the outputs that are designed for only 1 speakers.

If you are using too many speakers you will need a speaker distribution box. It has a resistor network built into it so the amp never sees a lower impeadance than what it is designed for.
You can connect 4, 6 or 8 speakers to one set of outputs designed for 2 speakers. You do loose a lot of power to the speakers, but it is better than blowing up your amplifier.

If I can be of any further help, let me know.

Jun 22, 2008 | Denon AVR-1907 Receiver

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