I have two pair of external speakers for my yard that are connected to a speaker switch box, which I connected to my RX-V661. Up until very recently, when I would press the "Speaker A/B" button on the receiver, the surround sound speakers in my family room would go on in "A" mode and then go off in "B" mode (and my speaker switch box would go on in "B" mode which allowed me to listen on the yard speakers). Lately, though, when I switch to "B", some of the family room speakers remain on and the power output to the exterior speakers is diminished. I made no changes to my setup when this happened. Why won't the "A" speakers turn completely off when I switch to "B?"
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Re: Bad Speaker A/B switch on RX-V661?
I think I know where your problem is. But first of all, in order to avoid misunderstanding let me clarify something. Do you use an external speaker switch box? If it's possible could you tell me the brand - model.
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disconnect all speakers, turn it on. If it stays on, connect one pair of speakers at a time and when it shuts off, that speaker is the problem. There may be a short in the wire or the speaker may be bad. If you get that far, try connecting the bad speaker with another speakers wires.
Many receivers are built with relay protection on all speaker outputs. Very handy if there happens to be a questionable speaker or maybe a short circuit in the speaker wiring. What happens is the receiver checks each load on the speaker outputs and if it senses a problems it won't activate the relay to switch audio to the outputs.
Pull you system to pieces, speakerwise, and check if there is a broken or shorted connection. Repair the cable and switch the receiver back on to see if you've solved the problem. If it hasn't then a trip to your friendly repairman may be in order. An interal problem can cause similar clicking noises. But I wouldn't recommend poking around the innards if you are unsure of your abilities.
When a system shuts down after a few seconds it is the self protect circuit shutting down power to the outputs to prevent (further) damage. It may be caused by frayed speaker wires, bad speaker voice coils, or blown output transistors. First, turn off power and remove all speaker wires from the receiver. Turn it back on and see if the problem remains. If it works OK, inspect each speaker wire at both ends for loose strands and correct these. Then, hook up your speakers one at a time until the problem reappears. That speaker or its' wiring is your problem. For safety's sake. turn the receiver off before connecting each speaker. An accidental short of the output terminals can be disastrous (and expensive).
go into your amp settings menu then to speaker settings,set zone 2 on and main on, turn up the volume for zone 2 about half way then connect phono cables from zone 2 pre out to a input on the external amp (eg cd input )
never use the phono input this is for turntables,connect this amp to your speaker switch/selector then to speakers.
Yes, the firmware on your hdtv box has an old firmware, I switched my old hdtv box with a newer one box and the problem was solved. It seems that it can't work if your hooking up with DVI to HDMI cable to your receiver to tv. Your hd box must have an HDMI out otherwise it causes problems. I also have rx-v661 and i finally hooked up everything HDMI to the receiver and then to the tv and it was having the problem you speak of. After I switched out the hd box for a newer one everthing worked fine.