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Sound scratchy if in a surround sound mode - OK with stereo or direct

Hi,

The receiver had been working fine until yesterday. Now when I select a mode like the 5 channel stereo or "matrix" it sounds really scratchy from all speakers. It sounds fine if I switch back to stereo or direct (but the sound only then comes out from the front left and right speakers). I disconnected and reconnected all the speakers. This is true for playing even the radio. Is the receiver busted and can it be fixed? Did we do anything to cause this problem?
Thanks for your help,
Ron

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  • REO1971 May 19, 2008

    Hello again,



    After having some friends over for several hours and using the receiver in stereo mode, its now working again in surround mode. Who knows why. I have to say I'm pretty dissappointed in this site. I paid the 10 bucks for a direct e-mail response to my question and never heard back. Maybe everyone is away for the long weekend.



    R

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Gurudristi
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SOURCE: Weird surround sound speaker behavior with Denon 2105 7.1

Sounds interesting.
It may sound silly, but can you check all your speaker cables again and confirm whether they are connected to the right connections. please check all cables as also the severed one and please repair it also.

Now please go to the system-set-up and do an auto setup and set up your speakers. Listen to the test tones and confirm that they are coming out of the correct speaker.

Once these are set, then if still there is mismatch of sounds, then we could further trouble shoot.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: no sourround sound

read your manual well and double check all your connections,make sure the remote is working, check the battery contacts in it too. If you haven't got a manual, obtain one.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: left channels do not work when using surround modes

Ohhhhhh, so it has NEVER worked for YOU and it needed fixing when you got it. That changes everything. And you don't have the manual??

You can find the manual on Retrevo.com. Just register and download it. You're going to need it to make use of this unit anyway.
Make sure everything is connected correctly.

Look it over and play around with it. Speaker setup needs to be done before anything else. Did you get the microphone that comes with it? If not, go to page 23 and start there.



Posted on Feb 18, 2010

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: I have Denon AVR-2310...but lost

The manual... http://www.retrevo.com/support/Denon-AVR-2310CI-Receivers-manual/id/23452bh638/t/2/

I'm pretty sure you mean "LFE + Main".

You need to identify the speakers to the receiver as Large or Small regarding their bass-handling capacity more than their actual size.

"LFE" removes the possibly overloading bass in a given speaker channel containing 'small' speakers and sends it to the subwoofer.

"LFE + Main" is sort of explained on page 29 "Bass Setting". The intent of LFE+Main is to task your subwoofer with the bass that ALSO exists on all other speaker channels regardless of their ability to handle it all by themselves. As you can imagine, this might make the subwoofer respond to sonic events that are actually supposed to be directional from, say, the rear channel(s). In that case the event might seem to come from wherever the sub is located instead of the intended direction; or at the very least it might seem to come from both places which is probably not what the sound engineers intended when they recorded the piece.

Having full-range speakers 360-degrees around PLUS a subwoofer, I don't subscribe to the 'bass-is-non-directional' school of thought. If you've ever felt the concussion from and subconsciously glanced toward one of the speakers after, say, a huge explosion, the system is working.

Posted on Sep 04, 2011

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