I purchased a RX - 880V from a friend and it doesnt have the remote. Everything seems to work well but when playing in surround mode the 2 rear speakers do not have sound. Is their some adjustment I need to make or is it just shot?
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Re: Rear Surround speakers
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.....
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you don't need a remote. to me sounds like you might have a connection problem. try and do a test tone which will send a test signal to all the speakers. starts from left to right etc. if you cant hear all the speakers you need to check all connection wires etc. hope this helps
First, check all the connections to the receiver.. Make sure everything is plugged in where it should be.. Also make sure, that when you are on TV/CABLE that the surround sound is selected and that "headphones" is not.. Also check any other modes that may have been changed, (IE digital input, 5.1 channel, etc...)
The problem can be the cable or speakers or RX-V463 or settings. Need to check one by one.
Set the RX-V on DTS or Dolby Digital
1) Check Cables - connect the 2 (surround) cables from RXV's Centre Out to Centre speaker. If the Centre speaker works, then cables are ok.
2) Check speakers - Connect each Surround speaker to RXV's Centre out. If it works Speakers are ok.
3) Check RXV - Set it on DTS or Dolby Digital
Connect RXV's surround out (one at a time) L and R to the Centre speaker. If there is no sound, the problem could be RXV's settings (I need to read the manual).
There are a few things required for the rear surround channels to operate;
1. The surround back channels must be enabled in the surround setup menu.
2. The media being played through the receiver must have audio encoded for the rear surround channels. There are only a few exceptions to this but I'll exclude the explanation for simplicity.
3. The audio level of the speaker channels must be set high enough to be audible.
Enter the surround setup menu with your remote. Use the center button on the remote to toggle through the selections, press down on it to enter the selection. You will navigate to a selection in the surround setup menu that says "surround back" or S/B with a selectable yes or no indication. Press on the center button to enable them.
Media like DVD or Blu-ray that has 6.1 or 7.1 channel audio has separate, or often referred to as "discrete" or "matrixed" audio intended for playback through surround rear speakers, depending on the music or movie. If your media is encoded for 5.1, then there will be no audio sent to these speakers. However, with the different modes of on-board digital processing of this receiver you can still have audio through these speakers.
Last but not least is the actual playing level of these rear surround channels. They may simply be adjusted to quietly. Enter the setup menu with remote, choose "level" and navigate to the rear surround channels. You can adjust the level up or down in 1/2 dB level increments by toggling left or right with the center button. Each surround channel can and should be adjusted independently and equally.
Try setting it first on surround mode because it is normal for the rear speakers not to come on when it is the surround mode is off. For the center speakers make sure it is hooked up properly. Follow the instruction if you have one. Lastly I never heard of center speakers have two speakers in it but if it does and you only have one set of wire to it then one of the speakers is no good.
Officially this receiver supports only 6 and 8 ohm speakers. But for surround speakers it should not do any harm, because they are not played at full volume. But be sure to set yamaha for 6 ohm speakers. Using only 4 ohm speakers makes the amplifier work more hard and produce more heat, that's why you can't use it at high volume.