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Pioneer VSX1020K 7.1, makes a noticeable "humming" sound when turned on (without being hooked to speakers). Humming is coming from the unit. When hooked into a Definitve center speaker and 2 Polk (right/left) speakers, humming sound also comes through speakers and is noticeable when volume levels are low. I tried some "recommendations" that I found on-line (plugging unit into same circuit as other devices, plugging unit into diffferent circuits, etc) but nothing seems to work. Is the humming sound to be expected? I beginning to think there si an issue with this particular unit.

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SOURCE: static and crackling sounds

Sorry to burst your bubble my freind but things do wear out as you had plenty of life out of this unit.. Your problem is a transistor or a driver IC is breaking down under a load and heat and will get worse to where you wont be able to use the unit.. It will probable cost you in a range of 200 bucks or .more!as there is no quick fix for a solid state unit that has no user serviceable parts inside. Its just not replacing the bad part , its the hooking up to the load resistors then seeing that several other parts are not up par and having to start rebuilding the amp statges of your reciver.. If its more then 8 years old Time to landfill it and get a new one .. Put it to rest. It dosent owe you anything as its been loyal to you all these years!! Good Luck

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SOURCE: Pioneer Multichannel Receiver VSX-D508 (including cd player & tape deck)

receiver on the screen displaying power off

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SOURCE: No audio output from Pioneer VSX-D608 Receiver

If it's under warranty..get a new one.
It's an internal breakdown ...tech service only.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: reciever only allows 2 channels(speakers) at a time.

Two solutions:
1. make sure you are sending a 5.1 signal to the receiver (my DVD player was configured to only send stereo even if I picked the 5.1 soundtrack, i had to fix that). Read the manual to see the indicator lights that would light up if you are sending a DTS signal or Dolby Digital.
2. Use the 'surround modes' to at least get pseudo surround

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx-519 no sound from center and surround

Make sure that the sound field/programme you have selected is dolby digital not stereo.(On the amp)
You also need to check on the display that is says DIGITAL not ANOLOUGE, as only a digital input, Optical fibre cable, HDMI, COAX will be a digital signal.
If you are using red and white rca connectors, it is not going to work, as this is an Anolouge signal.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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