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Having trouble setting up sound system

We have a marantz sr7500 sound system and are having major problems getting the back surround sound speakers to work. we have read the manual have reset to system back to the beginning if that makes sense. seem to have the rest working fine i think but seriously need help.. otherwise i think it may end up out the window.

thanks to anybody who can help.

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I can see by the setup of this device, it can be confusing. So let's make sure you are setting the device to the correct "A" speaker outputs. These would all be on the rear panel, on the right side of the receiver. Is this correctly setup?

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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    Todd Gale Sep 25, 2008

    To select the surround mode during playback,

    press the AUTO button on the front panel.

    (Using the remote control unit)

    To select the surround mode, press the AMP

    button and press the > button until PAGE1 is

    displayed. Press the AUTO (D1) button

    control knob on the front panel or VOL

    buttons on the remote.

    To increase the volume, turn the VOLUME knob

    clockwise or press VOL button on the remote, to

    decrease the volume, turn counterclockwise or

    press VOL button on the remote.


    • The volume can be adjusted within the range of –

    ∞ to 18 dB, in steps of 1 dB.

    • However, when the channel level is set as described

    on page 20, if the volume for any channel is set at

    +1 dB or greater, the volume cannot be adjusted up

    to 18 dB.

    (In this case the maximum volume adjustment

    range is “18 dB - Maximum value of channel level)

  • Todd Gale
    Todd Gale Sep 25, 2008

    Not everything will play in surround mode, as not everything is produced in surround mode, so make sure run the speaker test to verify the speakers are working in surround mode and the adjust the volume of each according to the distance and depth you desire.

    This sub-menu is to adjust the speaker levels for

    7.1-channel input sources.

    Here you will adjust the volume for each channel so

    that they are all heard by the listener at the same


    Select “7.1CH INPUT” in the SETUP MAIN

    MENU with the or cursor buttons, and

    press the ENTER button.

    To select “VIDEO IN”, press or cursor


    Using the or cursor buttons, select the

    video input source which is emitted from

    Monitor out in the 7.1 CH INPUT function.

    The input source is switched by pressing the

    or cursor buttons as follows;

    LAST ↔ TV ↔ DVD ↔ VCR1 ↔ DSS ↔

    AUX1 ↔ V-OFF ↔ LAST ↔


    • When select LAST, the source is set previous

    source before 7.1 CH INPUT function is activated.

    • When select V-OFF, no signal is emitted from

    monitor out terminal.

    To Select desired channel , press the or

    cursor buttons.

    Using the or cursor buttons, adjust the

    volume level of each channel.

    After you complete this portion of the set up,

    move the cursor to “MAIN” with the or

    cursor buttons and press the ENTER button.


    • These settings will be memorized to 7.1CH INPUT


    • This feature can be directly selected with the

    button of the remote controller.

    7 7.1 CH INPUT LEVEL

    V I DEO I N : LAST

    F RONT L : 0 dB

    CENTER : 0 dB

    F RONT R : 0 dB

    SURR . R : 0 dB

    SURR . B R : 0 dB

    SURR . B L : 0 dB

    SURR . L : 0 dB

    SUB W : 0 dB




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