20 Most Recent Sherwood RX-5502 Receiver Questions & Answers


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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Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Apr 28, 2014

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.

Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on May 26, 2012

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?

Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Apr 05, 2012

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.

Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Oct 27, 2011


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.


Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011

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...


Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Jun 07, 2011

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.


Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on May 30, 2011

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.

Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011

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

Sherwood RX-5502... | Answered on Jul 11, 2010

Most things are fixable even if modifications have to be made in order to use modern components if originals are no longer available.

First you need to find a person with the expertise to fix it and then you have to afford it because these days repairs aren't cheap. Most repair shops no longer offer free estimates and the cost of the estimate alone often exceeds the value of an item.
Salvage yards are full of classic hifi units...

Sherwood Audio... | Answered on Jun 03, 2020

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