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After doing all this troubleshooting on your receiver, Check if master volume on the surround levels are too low. Adjust master and surround level.

There may aIso incorrect selection of the input source. Select the correct input source.

If after doing this the problem still continue, it means the sound ic in the receiver is damage. the sound ic brings out the sounds from the receiver. You will have to open the receiver to locate the sound ic in the receiver and use the multimeter to read capacitors and change the damage ones.

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4/28/2014 6:45:48 PM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Apr 28, 2014

I do not know how to hook up the speakers to the back of a sherwood RX-5502

You untighten those connections, i mean really untighten them then you will see that there is a whole that you can feed your wires into once you have unscrewed those inputs far enough.
5/26/2012 4:40:05 PM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on May 26, 2012

I cant get my speaker wires into the back of the receiver

Have you tried makeing sure that the latches, if any, are released or checking if there is something blocking the place where you insert them?
4/5/2012 11:45:32 AM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Apr 05, 2012

When power is turned on, standby light comes on

It looks like this is a common problem with a lot of the Sherwood Receivers. I've had the same problem with my R-125RDS for a while now. Finally hit on solution today by replacing a power transistor. The transistor in question is not on the power amp board but instead screwed to the chassis and wired to the mainboard. I believe it is part of the output short protection circuit. In my case the component was a 2SD2059 (silicon NPN 100V,5A) replaced by equivalent 2SD1407. The transistor seems to run pretty warm so I guess this is why they ultimately fail after a few years.
10/27/2011 5:32:43 PM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Oct 27, 2011

Sherwood RX-5502 Stereo - When


Unfortunately it sounds like the damage has already been done to the unit. However a long shot it draining all the power from the system to reset the power state on the unit.

To do this make sure that all connection are unplugged including power is uplugged from the unit.

Next hold down the power button for about 2 minutes. This will clear all the power out of the system.

Let me know how things go.

9/18/2011 4:25:53 AM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Sep 18, 2011

Unable to connect speaker wires

If you unscrew the red and black knobs a few turns you will expose a small hole that is drilled through each post. Insert the twisted bare wire end into the appropriate hole and tighten the black or red knob to secure it.

Or get connectors as in this article...

6/7/2011 10:09:45 AM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Jun 07, 2011

Hello, I have a Sherwood RX-5502

The statement on page 7 might allow enough wiggle room for a single pair of 4-ohm speakers used alone. Procede with caution and don't try to blow the walls down with them. Monitor for excessive heat or strain and if it clips or self-protects back off.


5/30/2011 8:10:51 PM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on May 30, 2011

I would like to connect

Cables between sources and compatible units rarely need to be physically modified.

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Splicing headphone outputs designed for nominal 8-ohm impedance speakers to a 47K-ohm (typical) RCA load is not a good idea but it might work on the Sherwood because this receiver does not automatically silence your other speakers when the headphone jack is installed.

There is NO other volume-controlled output to choose. Try it.
3/25/2011 11:27:20 PM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Mar 25, 2011

Sherwood receiver automatically going to standby

You might have a point there as far as it switching to Standby from AUX input.

Are any fuses, if there are any, blowing?

Caution regarding installation
Note : For heat dispersal, do not install this unit in a confined space such as a bookcase or similar enclosure.
Do not block ventilation openings or stack other equipment on the top.
I did not read that any cooling fan exists on this unit, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.

The unit consumes the following:

• Power consumption ........................................................................................................................................ 3.3 A

if P=VI then Power = 110V*3.3A= 363 Watts of power output
7/11/2010 6:55:53 PM • Sherwood RX-5502... • Answered on Jul 11, 2010

Sherwood RX-2030R receiver within minutes after powering on blows fuse F103. What is this fuse protecting as something is obviously failing. Trying to determine what needs to be fixed.

The service manual is here Manual: RX2030R SHERWOOD (archive.org) Moving on, are you sure the 120/240 voltage select is set correctly? That fuse is not listed but could be one of the fuses shown in the schematic on the voltage selector board. You need to check the diodes that are after the transformer to see if one or more have failed. Usually the thermal fuse in the transformer will fail and none of the other ones will. You need to check the transformer for shorts on both the primary and secondary side. You need to see if any of the filter capacitors have failed.
8/29/2022 6:52:53 PM • Sherwood Audio... • Answered on Aug 29, 2022

My Sherwood 525 receiver only displays the fm input option when rotating the input knob

and FM is dead,? (other shoe drops now)you meant/?Sherwood Newcastle R-525 sold new in 1990s so near 30 years is a good run. no?it needs work, the knob shaft broken installed wrong.no photo of yours posted.,well of FM is dead the problem is far far worsebad power supply DC inside,to fix that needs the shop manual schematic and a meter check each DC power rail for in spec.voltageor if one is shorted to ground. overloading itor the rig got wet, just found this in a garage sale or ran 25 years and die this week./not history told and there are always a story.some even sordid. (full of mouse peeee from attic storage>????? seen it all and some wished not.
8/10/2022 9:08:38 PM • Sherwood Audio... • Answered on Aug 10, 2022
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