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Hi, I have a SR92 which intermittantly cuts out on the right side only. If I quickly flick the volume knob up past about a third the speaker kicks back to life. Doesn't seem to be a pattern to it and I don't believe it's the volume knob itself as there is not crackling or anything at all when using. Just cuts out clean then back in if I turn it up. Any ideas please?? Thanks Ricky

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  • Ricky Allan Mar 15, 2011

    hi thanks for your input
    i have tried swapping speakers an using different speakers an cable but still happens out of right channel.problem is not source dependant either even happens on inbuilt tuner so appears to be amp/output somewhere but not sure where.



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Is it on all audio sources or only certain ones? Have you swapped the speakers Left-to-Right to isolate the speaker from the signal chain as a cause?

If it's only an analog source doing it I would suspect a bad audio cable or a switch contact somewhere in the signal path. Typically, it might be a switch you rarely use, like a Tape Monitor or Mute. It's wise to occasionally (with power OFF) manipulate all manual controls throughput their ranges a number of times to wipe oxides from their contacts.

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  • Ricky Allan Mar 15, 2011

    Hi, thanks for your input. Unfortunatly I have already tried all of that. I have tried two sets of speakers as well as speaker cable and interconnects but still the same issue from right channel. Even happens with the inbuilt tuner on the receiver.
    the only real 'manual' type switches on the unit are the volume and balance controls etc. All of which appear to be functioning ok as there is no crackling or anything on any dials and it doesn't actually cut out when altering anything.
    I'm guessing it's the amp/output stage somewhere but don't know if I'm on the right track.

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    David Dunn Mar 15, 2011

    You could have mentioned what you tried up front.

    Every pushbutton on the front panel has Normally Open and Normally Closed contacts.

    Tape Monitor or any switch that is normally untouched is notorious for getting glommed up. A spritz of tuner cleaner or vigorous and repetitive toggling can sometimes help. Prove or disprove any switch's involvement in the problem by just lightly touching each one next time it arises.



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