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Assuming you have the same Model Variant ( I'm not sure if Yamaha varies model from Country to Country) I just switch mine to effect off ( 2 Channel) to remove the surround component so that only A or B speaker pairs work.That should fix it unless I am mistaken.
Well, very common with JVC's to loose channels, JVC's tend to burn out or, skip, or their channels die out. Easiest fix is to replace it with a Sony or Pioneer but if not an option then use the rear left channel to run both left front and left rear speakers. Wire the left front + and left rear + to the solid green rear + wire on the car harness adapter and the left negatives to the green w / black rear negative channel wire. This will be a temporary fix but you need to fix or replace the radio otherwise the speakers will draw aheavy load from the rear left channel of the radio and probably overheat or burn out on you with long time hearing or at high volumes.
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Yes, sounds like your DSP chip has an issue. Not an inexpensive repair if that's the culpret. Around 400-500 to replace the chip. It's an awesome receiver and worth 300-400 in repair, however, a 3800 or 1800 can be had for 600-800 depending where you look. If you need more help, post a comment and I can help you some more.
Best thing to do is to put the unit in 5 channel or 7 channel mode. That will send left ch information to the front left and rear left speakers ( both will get the same information). Ditto with the right channel. The center channel will get centre channel information.
If all the speakers work, go out and rent TOP GUN. ( yes its old), BUT there are a few extreme scenes , one of which is the elevator scene, where the camera changes perspective and suddenly you hear the elevator doors close BEHIND you through only the surround speakers ( have the unit in surround mode....NOT 5 or 7 ch mode ). If this works ok, then you have no problems.
Remember, surround sound only produces information in the rear channels when the information is there. To check out the digital and DTS decoders, get an action flick. If you can, get a remote too, because that will unlock many features about the receiver that you cant get to with the front panel controls. Also go to yamaha and download the owners manual ( its free !!).....that should get you going.....
Why would you only hook up one speaker for the rear channel? in 7 channel stereo, all speakers have 100% signal sent to them as "stereo" in Dolby digital, rear speakers are for "effects" not dialog. like a plane flying past you or a car driving by, that's when you hear a rear speaker. It also needs to be placed behind you, not next to you or in front of you. Unless you are using zone 2 & 3 the receiver's surround back will work. if you only have left,right,center,sub & rear; the rear speakers should go to surround speakers not surround back. If you still have questions, post a comment and I can explain further. Hope this helps
I had the same problem. Set the reciever on 6 channel stereo. On this setting, you should be getting the same sound out of each speaker. Isolate which speakers aren't getting sound. Now, on your speaker switch (the A/B button), select A. If that doesn't fix it, select B. If that doesn't fix it, try A and B (if you can on your reciever).
Now, when you switch back to pro-logic, make sure your a/b channel switch is in the position that worked in 6 channel stereo. Yamaha recievers have a memory, and when you switch various modes, it makes auto adjustments based on what you had set in the past.
Hi, since the speakers themselves are ok, try checking the BABY PHONE PLUG that goes to the music/sound source. It is normally three (3) in 1 stud. The metal topmost would go to one channel, followed by a blak plastic ring then another metal band which goes to the other channel, followed by another black plastic ring and the final metal part which is the ground. With power on to the Z-5300, try touching the ends of the baby phone plug. Touching the top and 2nd metal part should produce a sound on either of the left or right. No sound (but spkrs good) it is possible that the left channel (front and rear) of the amplifier is dead. Hope this helps.Regrads.