Question about Yamaha HTR-5840 Receiver

1 Answer

There is no sound coming out of the subwoofer

During the sound test, all speakers work except the subwoofer. Pulled the plug out of the receiver and touched the end of the cable, subwoofer makes a humming sound. So I believe the sub works. Do i have a wrong set up? Or does the receiver not work?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 241 Answers

I assume it's an active subwoofer, since it hums. Did you activate sub in the receiver menu? Did you turn up the volume on the sub?

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My subwoofer will not work with my receiver.


I had a similar problem where the subwoofer was working during calibration but not on TV viewing. Here is what I found:
  • That some listening/surround modes did not support the subwoofer.
  • Some receivers only support subwoofer with digital inputs.
  • Might also want to double check the speaker config and make sure it's has the subwoofer enabled.
  • I assume you're using the sub-pre-out to drive the powered subwoofer.
  • Have your tried a CD or FM radio station to see if you're getting the sub output from these sources?

Jan 08, 2015 | Yamaha RX-A840 AVENTAGE home theater...

1 Answer

No sound from center speaker or subwoofer on HT-R500 av receiver


Take a left or right speaker that you know works and connect it to the center and test. Repeat for the sub.

Are you sure you setup the AVR correctly that it knows you have a center and sub?

Aug 16, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Onkyo tx sr502, sounds coming from all speakers except sub. in test sub works


hi,
Try the following setup to activate the sub

1.Press the [AMP] button on the remote and then press [SETUP] button.

2. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to select "1. SP Config," and then press the [ENTER] button.

3. use up and down arrow to select subwoofer setting.

3. While the subwoofer setting is selected, use the Left and Right arrow buttons to select Yes .


you will surly get the audio from the subwoofer.

ok

Feb 19, 2011 | Onkyo TX-SR503 Receiver

1 Answer

My home theater speakers make a constant hum whenever my receiver is on. The loudness of the hum changes with the volume control, and goes away entirely when the system is muted. All components are plugged...


jd40,
Sounds like a grounding issue. The first two places to look into is the powered subwoofer and antenna. During your last test, did you leave the FM antenna and subwoofer connected? Many times the hum is directly related to the antenna and/or the subwoofer and to how they are grounded; creating a ground loop through the receivers ground on the outlet. If the antenna is grounded to the dwellings wiring, hum is inevitable and sometime you can get a ground loop hum from how or how & where the subwoofer is grounded. Try taking them completely out of the loop.

Also try taking it further back to the basics, start with the receiver plugged into a known good grounded outlet with no surge or line conditioner in the loop and nothing connected to the receiver, nothing. Use one speaker and different wire to test each speaker output while in tuner and any other mode but phono. With no signal, you will either get nothing (no hum or static) or just static in the tuner mode. No hum is a good sign. Some systems will mute the speakers if no signal is connected to eliminate the static from being produced through the speakers but a ground loop hum will most likely still be produced even in mute. If you get a hum when nothing is connected to the receiver, try looking into getting a better grounded outlet, even maybe to a different dwelling.

-Chris

Jan 30, 2010 | Yamaha 5.1-Ch. Surround Sound Home Theater...

1 Answer

No test tone from subwoofer during balance testing Yamaha RX-V430


there's no test tone under normal use for the sub. It only shoud test the three front and two rear. ther' are disc you can use to test all the speakers. ( If you are into Pink Folyd, the movie The Wall has what you need to help balance the speakers

Jan 19, 2010 | Yamaha RX-V430 Receiver

1 Answer

No sound out of subwoofer


Connection from receiver subwoofer output jack RCA plug male go into your powered subwoofer low level input with other end of cable, then you need to select Subwoofer YES/NO on the JVC receiver speaker setup menu option, select YES if this is a powered subwoofer you are using, should power up the subwoofer, may have to adjust a test tone balance for multi speaker output also, try trimming up on the subwoofer channel to initiate the signal on if the sub has an auto-on feature.

Feb 07, 2009 | JVC RX-5020VBK Receiver

1 Answer

Surround speakers work in test mode but won't come on during play


Check that you set it to Pro logic and check the speaker set-up. Set it to 5.1 Sounds like somthing is in the wrong setting.

Dec 22, 2008 | Yamaha HTR-5830 Receiver

1 Answer

All speakers are connected, but center 1 and 2 rears are not working.


Front and center speakers connected correctly and test sound works fine. Center speaker icon does not show on front panel of receiver (except during test) and i get no sound.

Nov 05, 2008 | Yamaha HTR-5840 Receiver

1 Answer

Subwoofer preout and bass


did you tell the receiver that you have a subwoofer connected (thru the quick setup)?

Apr 02, 2007 | Pioneer VSX-D514 Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Yamaha HTR-5840 Receiver Logo

527 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5020 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73698 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...