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I HAVE A VSX-401 RECEIVER AND THE LEFT SPEAKER CUTS OUT AT LOW VOLUME. I FIRST ELIMINATED THE SPEAKER. I THEN REPLACED THE REAR SPEAKER TERMINALS AND BALANCE CONTROL AND WOULD HAVE REPLACED THE VOLUME CONTROL, BUT IT WAS UNAVAILABLE. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE.

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  • Devan Wolf Aug 14, 2013

    Try adjusting the balance to the left, that quiets down the right speaker a little.

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jeesusfreek
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SOURCE: Rear Speaker volume too low

Channel level output can be adjusted in the menu if you have the remote. Set the rear channel level volume higher and the fronts lower if need be, and then turn up the volume. Enjoy!

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Low volume on left channel of Sony STR-GX4ES

The headphone is tapped before the final stage of the amp, so knowing that those work properly helps to isolate the problem. I think that this model uses an IC for the voltage amp section prior to the final amp stage. That being said, the IC is probably an UPC2598 (if memory serves). I'll confirm tonight. Try resoldering any connections that appear to be grainy or have rings. Let me know what you find.
Dan

Posted on May 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Speaker Detect error Left Rear

Hey there.

I had the same problem until i figured out that if u dont have surround speakers connected it will be a error when trying to configure the rear surround speakers.

So if u are running a 5.1 system and have hooked up ur surround speakers to the back surround speaker port u have to change them to the surround speaker port.

Hope this work for u

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

mlapres
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SOURCE: Pioneer audio receiver pre-amp output

It is possible then that the root cause may not be electrical, but acoustic if you're noticing the issue from your listening position.
If you can run a channel test signal identically one channel at a time by positioning your meter less than a foot away and exactly the same distance with each speaker and the level differs by more than 1/2dB, then it's not the acoustics.


Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Front speaker (L&R) no volume, please help

I have a VSX-9300s in which the preamp and power-amp are normally linked with short u-shaped connectors, or require RCA plug cables to connect them. If these are missing, no signals can reach the L/R speakers. Check your manual or carefully inspect the rear panel for the preamp outputs and power-amp inputs.

Posted on Jan 29, 2012

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