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Vr-309 starts to clip after 10-15 min

My VR-309 has recently started to distort and clip the audio being output after it warms up, Usually about 10-15 min. Occasionally when adjusting the volume the sound would be overcome with static while the volume was changing. I found a cold solder joint related to this problem and have not had this issue since fixing. The distortion from the volume knob and the eventual warm up distortion sound identical. I am not sure if they are related

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This is a case of one or more transistors breaking down when heated. This can be found usually by using freeze spray to cool down one transistor at a time until the problem clears up. You can narrow this down a bit by determining whether this "noise" is effecgted by the volume control or not. Also, does the problem show up faster when the unit plays louder?

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Manuals help. Read them. Nothing in your receiver is actually a multichannel source so you'll be needing to understand the external sources that originate that kind of programming. Manuals.
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http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-VR-309-Receivers-manual/id/480dj195/t/2/

Try the other manufacturers' support sites for your unidentified gear, by using a common search engine or these guys...

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Web search concepts like bass management, speaker placement, multichannel sound, digital audio, etc.

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