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Kenwood UD700 home stereo. No sound from speakers from turntable, tape decks or CD

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Be sure that the "tape mon" in not selected...accordianman

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Hi i have a kenwood system which has a loud hum/buzz over the vol this is louder on radio basically unable to hear any music / speach the hum also is on all other selections cd tape aux record deck mo


This sounds like an earth loop, try discounting the earth in the record deck 13 amp plug. If this works reconnect earth and get a stereo isolating transformer to go between the output of the record deck and Kenwood amp. Remember disconnecting the earth can be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing, best to just disconnect the RCA leads from the deck to start with. To explain an earth loop it's when you have more than one earth point e.g. amp with a earth and record deck with a earth or a CD deck. You can get the transformer from marlin.
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Wire Kenwood GE 7030 equilizer to onkyo tx sr504 receiver


The manuals explain it.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-GE-7030-manual/id/479dj189/t/2/

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Onkyo-TX-SR504-Receivers-manual/id/365ag215/t/2/

For all practical purposes an EQ or any analog audio processor connects exactly like a Tape Deck - into any RCA pairing that has both an OUT and an IN and can be selected to be in or out of the audio path.

However, on this and just about any modern digital-capable AV Receiver, activation of any external loop that would connect a processor or tape deck would automatically DISable any digital audio sources. The effects of the processor, therefore, can only be used with analog stereo sources. It WILL affect the sound going to all speakers if you use the various Digital Sound Porcessing modes as the extra channels are derived from the stereo channels anyway.

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No Problem Yet with Kenwood Equipment. I haven't been able to connect units. I'm looking for the OWNER'S MANUALS for these Kenwood Items: JL-830W Speakers, KD-42RB Turntable, KX-42B Cassette...


Outs go to Ins. Turntable goes to PHONO. Tape Deck goes into Tape REC and Playback. All other inputs are Line Level and interchangeable despite the labeling. RCA cables all.

One speaker pair per speaker post set. Stripped ends of lamp cord suffice. Don't short anything or make any changes with power on.

It ain't rocket science.

You might find manuals at the manufacturer's support site, by using a common search engine or these guys...

retrevo.com
audio.manualsonline.com
hifiengine.com
usermanualguide.com
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Search Engine of your choice: "(product) manual"

Sep 15, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I inherited a technics SL-6 turntable system and a very old sears audio by fisher am/fm stereo receiver along with 1 pair of kenwood ks-401ht front speakers and cant get any sound. I have the technics...


Your connections seem to be right.

Let's distill this down to its simplest configuration... does the onboard FM produce sound? If not, nothing will.

NEVER USE MAXIMUM VOLUME FOR TROUBLESHOOTING.

Turn the volume control to something medium.

The errant switch, control or condition may change and you will suddenly release the amp's full power and possibly destroying your speakers. If a signal isn't audible at 1/2 volume it's probably not there.

Carefully examine the front panel for clues like a misplaced Mute or Tape Monitor control or Multichannel Analog Input selected.

There is a good chance that a common control may have developed a high-resistance or 'dead' spot through idleness and is causing your symptom. Turn the POWER OFF and operate every control throughout its range a number of times, especially rarely-used ones like Tape Monitors and the Mute control.

Turn the volume to something reasonable and see if that helped.

Apr 17, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I presume you realize none of these things produces speaker amplification. A receiver would do that and facilitate graceful and simultaneous interconnections. But it's not a necessity for selective interconnective between them, just not all at the same time.

I can't find any details on anything you named except the Tuner.

Typically, the tuner would use an RCA pair to go to a receiver AUX, TUNER or other Line Level input for source selection and amplification. Lacking a receiver, run it to the Tape Deck inputs for recording.

Ditto for the CD changer, but you'll probably have to disconnect the tuner.

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Pioneer stereo receiver has sound and power problems.


i would suggest checking the wires on the speaker switch board, thats usually the main cause of this problem..but i dont recommend buying pioneers newer stuff

May 04, 2009 | Pioneer Audio Players & Recorders

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No sound is being produced from the cd player unit. I get sound from the radio receiver and the tape deck. Also, when the CD player is on and the volume is turned up to the max, I can hear the music very...


Try looking for the reset button usually a little pin button like the ones on digital wrist watches hard to notice. If this is a home stereo are you sure the tape monitor button isn't on?

Dec 01, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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SX-1600 + KD-491F


Appreciate the additional information.

To recap what you need is a receiver that can accommodate:
4 - Pioneer S-DF1-K (15-100W, 8 ohms)
1 - Pioneer PD-F407 25 Disc CD Player
1 - Pioneer CT-300 dual tape deck
1 - Kenwood KD-491F turntable

Possible choices are (keeping in mind that the power output should be less if not equal to 100 watts and a turntable/phono input):
i. Onkyo TX-8522 Stereo Receiver;
ii. Yamaha RX-397 100 Watt Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver;
iii. Sony STR DE695 AV receiver;
iv. Teac AG-790 200 Watt Stereo Receiver;
v. Denon AVR 888 - AV receiver - 7.1 channel.

Some of the above also includes feature(s) to hook up to your video system. Some may even require a fifth speaker (subwoofer).

Incidentally, you can also choose another brand/model even without a turntable/phono input. As initially posted, a turntable/phone to line level pre-amplifier is only required. Here are some examples:
a. XP200 Turntable Preamp - Nano Series;
b. Pyle® Pro PP999 Phono Preamplifier;
c. Pro-Ject Phono Box Turntable Preamplifier;
d. Radial J33 RIAA Turntable Preamp Direct Box

Good luck with your project.

Apr 29, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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SX-1600 + KD-491F


Hi again,

It would seem that you posted the problem here also. With your kind permission, I will repost my excerpts of my responses that others may benefit on similar concerns.

A. Most current receivers no longer include a PHONO input. Perhaps what could be done is to purchase a phono to line level pre-amplifier to go along in your purchase for a new receiver.

I was made to understand that the Pioneer SX-1600 is prone to speaker output problems which could either be:
1. the speaker relay (protection); and/or
2. the amp, STK4191II Stereo Module.

Either should be relatively easy to work on and perhaps you can try the services of a locally available qualified electronic technician since the repairs would not be too specialized. The service manual may be of help (or at least a schematic , they may be downloaded from here and here).

B. To recap what you need is a receiver that can accommodate:
4 - Pioneer S-DF1-K (15-100W, 8 ohms)
1 - Pioneer PD-F407 25 Disc CD Player
1 - Pioneer CT-300 dual tape deck
1 - Kenwood KD-491F turntable

C. Possible choices are (keeping in mind that the power output should be less if not equal to 100 watts and a turntable/phono input):
i. Onkyo TX-8522 Stereo Receiver;
ii. Yamaha RX-397 100 Watt Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver;
iii. Sony STR DE695 AV receiver;
iv. Teac AG-790 200 Watt Stereo Receiver;
v. Denon AVR 888 - AV receiver - 7.1 channel.

Some of the above also includes feature(s) to hook up to your video system. Some may even require a fifth speaker (subwoofer).

Incidentally, you can also choose another brand/model even without a turntable/phono input. As initially posted, a turntable/phone to line level pre-amplifier is only required. Here are some examples:
a. XP200 Turntable Preamp - Nano Series;
b. Pyle® Pro PP999 Phono Preamplifier;
c. Pro-Ject Phono Box Turntable Preamplifier;
d. Radial J33 RIAA Turntable Preamp Direct Box

Good luck with your project.

Apr 29, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Kenwood KX-W6080 dual stereo cassette tape deck


I have the same unit which had the same problem. It has to do with dirty contacts on each tape mechanism.

Remove the main cover and look down on each tape mechanism. You will see 4 contacts on each unit. These come in contact with the tape. Remove each unit by removing 4 holding screws.

You will now be able to spray some contact cleaner into the front of the plastic contact cover. I removed the covers on both of the second from the right contacts so that I could clean them with an abrasive. These are the main ones.

Put everything back the way it was and the tape deck should work great.

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