I've had my surround reciever around 8 years and for some reason when i push the on button it will turn on for a few seconds then it will turn right back off.when it is off the stand by light flashes on and off.it just wont turn on.is it in some kind of locked mode or something?
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Re: won't turn on!!!! I need my music.
Not a locked mode, your receiver is in the protect mode.
Try disconnecting the speakers and see if it turns on and stays on. If it does, yu have a bad speaker connected. Then you need to start connecting speakers one at a time, turning the unit off to plug a speaker in and then turn it back on after the next speaker is plugged in. When you get to the time when it goes back into protect, the last speaker you plugged in is bad. Take it in to be checked and fixed if possible.
If the unit goes into protect with all speakers disconnected you have a problem with the receiver. Most of the time it will be the amplifier circuit, sometimes other problems. In any case, it will need to be serviced by a professional technician. Sometimes these problems can be fixed for as little as $65 if it is very minor. In more severe cases it could go up to $200, it just depends on what the exact problem is and what kind of rated the service center charges. I have seen these type of receivers sold on ebay for as little as $75 used. That may not be a bad option, because you should be able to use your speakers with most any other type of stereo receiver.
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Sounds like the music amplifier is different to the tuner audio amp. The music amplifier is now looking at an unbalanced impedance which is less than it should be. Therefore the output chip of the music amp has more current through it than it wants so it gets hot and shuts down.Put a four ohm wirewound resistor ( from Radio Shack ) in series with each surround speaker to reduce the current flow through the amplifier output.
well as long as all signals are routed through the Denon your on the right track, now what else you have to do is connect all devices to the reciever do not loop one device through another. Also you have to try the different surround fields to hear the one you like the best for music I use 5Ch stereo for movies the surround field varies based on the type of movie
Open up the receiver and check for poor solder connections @ the spkr junctions.
If you can solder, then solder a pin that is THICKER than the wire to it, the Bose wire is fairly thin and the spring clips don't clamp to heavily to thin stuff.
When you push the surrounds in you bottom them out in the connector. Having a thicker wire will eliminate the problem, use a piece of 12ga solid wire from house wiring. Make as many as you need and shrink tube all connections after soldering. Use White for + and Black for -.
I have the same reciever, and had the same problem. Contact Onkyo, this is a known issue where defective DSP chips were used and manifest problems with a popping / clicking sound when using surround settings. These receivers also have a Dolby Digital input issue that can cause audio dropouts when watching cable or SAT broadcasts that encode DD using a 'newer' broadcast encoding methods. Onkyo is covering the cost of that repair for me now, even though the receiver is 5 years old now....
Maybe can clarify the reasons you have different output configurations. I worked for Dolby in London for ten years and cinema processing was an area close to me.
To cut a long story short;
The number of factors and different combinations possible for a fully equipped cinema offering Dolby and / or other protocols to the guest is large to say the least even within the Dolby formats.
For Sony to try to offer a range of home units (recievers or tuner/amps/decoders in this case) was to say the least ambitious .but hey!..........who else can give the public what they think they need.,,,good old Sony
I have looked at this unit and it seems the "amplifier section" is used for various configourations and power output ratings vary depending on the configuration you choose.
Stereo 2 ch L+R is 2 x 75w
Surround requires more channels (centre and mono rear) and of course new signal routing to and from these blocks which of course will draw from the modest power supply.
So 4 channel surround will deliver 4 x 50w.
etc. etc.............what you hear are the relays which are reconfiguring and re - routing the signals.
Basically you cant have all the sections working all the time due to cost /design restraints
So speakers A OR B can be used but not BOTH when in surround mode....where the centre and surround are needed. .you cant have A and B at any time....push both buttons an NEITHER will work ....release one button and there you go.............it saves "letting the smoke out of the box".........which you should never do...........cos they never work without it. :)
Sorry for boring you ...............but I think you will find the unit is working just fine.............you could read the manual but that's not too informative.
i had the same problem check if any of your speakers are disconnected mine i was doing some work to it and i let the wire accidently touch a peice of metal and it would play for a bit then just stop playing music it is something to do with it heating and such
What the type of switch you have there? its like a push button or a soft button? Often you have a contact switch problem on your unit. I f can access the switch contact and clean it that maybe can help on your problem.
hold down the enter button and the advanced surround button for 5 seconds or so and the amp will restart, the display will come up and hopefully it will be ok. its often caused by using speakers under 8 ohms, or damaged speaker cables etc