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I have a new RX V661 7.1, shuts down when I turn it up.

Just hooked up my new receiver, keeps shutting down when I turn it up. I reconnected the wires to the back of the receiver, to make sure that there was not any wire touching or sticking out. Appears to be all clean in the back, but still shuts down. I have JBL in-wall speakers, have not pulled them out yet to check, but don't think that the connections at the speaker end is the issue. What can I do?

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  • Rob H Jun 19, 2008

    I would not say a lot of volume, the speakers are in my basement. At the point it kicks off, you can just start to hear it up stairs, so not too loud. The receiver reads check speaker wires, which I have done, and do not see any issues with the connections to the back.

  • Rob H Jun 20, 2008

    Thanks, got it fixed last night. I pulled all the wires out of the back, and replaced one at a time, turning on the receiver after each new wire was attached, then turning the volume up. By process of elimination, I was able to identify which speaker may be the issue. It was one of my fronts. I took it out of the wall, and reconnected the wire to the back of the speaker. That solved the issue. It was not a receiver issue, but an install issue. Thanks. Rob

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    when i turn volume up unit shuts off

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You have to read the manual about 4ohm speakers 6ohm speakers and 8ohm speakers. Im not familiar with your problem but i know its saftey feature so the receiver wont overheat. Hope this helps a little.

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How much loudness are you trying for. Also, the program material and bass/treble settings factor in when asking a system for increased power...accordianman

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  • Michael Borelli Jun 20, 2008

    I would now check the crossovers and internal impedance of the speakers. Barring any problems there, I would suspect a power supply problem at the receiver...accordianman

  • Michael Borelli Jun 20, 2008

    All right, good deal! Thanks for contacting us for help...accordianman

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