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Pioneer Rx1220 stero system

Trying to get the receiver only to work. It scans for stations but doesn't stop and I am not able to get any sound out of it.I made sure the two speakers I have hooked up are working and that they as far as I know are hooked up correctly.I am afraid I know very little about electronics.

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SOURCE: no sound coming from subwoofer

Your receiver does not have a power amp to drive the speaker in the subwoofer while your other amp did. With this receiver you need to use a powered (active) subwoofer which has it's own power amp in it. You can either change out your subwoofer to a powered (active) subwoofer, or keep using your passive (unpowered) one and add a power amp between it and the receiver. The easiest way to tell a powered subwoofer is to see if has a place to plug it into the wall. If it does, it will most likely work in this situation.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: I am trying to connect

On the rear of the receiver you will notice several AUDIO IN connections. Make sure that the AUDIO IN and the receiver's input selector match (for example, if you are connected to AUDIO IN for the VCR section, the input selector on the FRONT of the receiver should also be VCR). Also, make sure that the input selector you are using is set to "Digital Audio" or a digital audio enabled equivalent and NOT analog. Check all connections again to make sure you have not grounded any speaker wire. Check to see if "MUTE" is on TV or Receiver. Try another audio in source just to make sure the speakers are connected properly. If that works, you can pretty much decide that it's either the input selection is wrong or the audio source is not set to digital 9also check to see if PCM is enabled and try setting to "AUTO" if you have that function. If you have option on receiver for speakers A and B, make sure selection matches your wiring.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Onkyo 805 sub hook up problem

Looking at the back of the sr805, there is a second subwoofer output, this one is the preout. 4 rca jacks to the right of the non-preout subwooker. Moved it, and all works now.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Onkyo 805 sub hook up problem

I made the same mistake when i hooked my REL sub up to the back of the 805.

The problem is there are 2 connectors on the back of the amp that are labeled as sub out. Look very closely, you will see that there are 2 grouped RCA outs. The RCA out group you are looking for differentiated by groups of "little white dots" all the way to the far right on the back of the amp. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Pioneer SX-750 Old School Need Help

Check the speaker wire. Sometimes it can just be loose in the terminals and cause distortion. I have had the problem before.


Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Low volume from Akai turntable attached to Pioneer Surround Sound Receiver

If you receiver doesn't have phono inputs,you will need to buy an inline phono amplifier.Phono inputs have a built in amplifier,all others don't.Try they don't carry them,they will tell you who does.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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