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Lux Audio 5.1 home theater speaker & Yamaha HTR 5540 AMP

configure ur PC (both OS audio and third party sound driver) for surround sounds. control panel- sounds and audio devices - speaker settings - advanced - speker settings. so this done. make sure u select the 6 input channel - the button is on the right edge near the volume knob. near the vol button there are two buttons for selecting input type with up down arrow. from that u can select the input type this will be indicated on the top front indicator. but with the 6 input channel selected all selections are preceeded. if u select stereo mode u will have left/ right audio only.
make sure u connect the input right. connect from computer to 6 channel input. main, surround, center and sub-woofer.  connect the spekers to main (L/R), rear(surround) (L/R), center and sub woofer to terminal marked sub woofer ouput. this done select like i said before the 6 channel button. that should do it.
12/28/2011 9:55:07 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Dec 28, 2011

Where do I hook up

That would depend on what type of outputs your record player has. If it only has RCA (white/black and red), simply choose one of the two RCA inputs. If it has optical or coaxial outputs, and you don't have another device you wish to use one of those, then those would be fine as well. Hope this helps!
3/1/2011 3:09:37 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Mar 01, 2011

After plugging in my speakers

Modern equipment has speaker select switches usually marked a and b , you could try the headphone o/p to see if they work.
First check all your connections to make sure all is ok.

Make sure you have an input selected that you have tested to ensure it is working then use that input to try the phones and then if that works try the speakers.

Always try out non working equipment at LOW level this will protect your equipment AND your hearing.

Hope this helps
Thanks for using FixYa
8/19/2010 6:58:59 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Aug 19, 2010

Can I connect my ipod to my yamaha htr 5540 via

Yes - just go to electronics store and buy a 3.5 to 2 RCA lead and plug the 3.5 plug into your IPOD and the RCA plugs into the Aux sockets on your Yamaha. Job done
3/19/2010 3:18:09 AM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Mar 19, 2010

Subwoofer doesnt work

New sub (never worked) or sudden failure (after it used to work)?

Type of sub? Has to be self-amplified (active).

Have you read the manual? You can find it on Retrevo.com. Just register and download it.

Did you define the Sub properly (SWFR or BOTH) in the SET Menu (page 42)?

Did it produce the test tone (Page 21)?

If all of these are done and the sub still doesn't work, maybe the sub is defective. Connect a CD player analog output to it to prove it can produce sounds.
3/13/2010 2:43:27 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010

Need instructions on hooking up

You can find the manual on Retrevo.com. Just register and download it.
3/13/2010 2:34:47 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010

Stereo Set up

The physical TV is at best a lo-fi 2-channel analog audio device. Think about it this way: Most high-end users use video monitors (no audio or speakers on board). So where does the TV-related audio come from....

It comes from the same place the TV would get it - cable, satellite, dvd, blu-ray, vcr...

So why run audio from any of those sources to the TV and back to the receiver (whose specialty is
multi-channel sound)?

I imagine your cable or satellite box has Digital and Analog Audio Outputs. The receiver needs a digital input for anything multi-channel. Select the highest-quality one that's compatible with your HTR and use it for the audio feed.

You have one coaxial and one optical digital input. I imagine your (unnamed) DVD player has one or both types and your cable box has one or both types. If you have one of each type you're golden. Run each to its compatible input on the HTR.

If they're both optical, you have to make a choice, but if they're both coaxial only you could get away with using an RCA Y-cable to bring them both in to the one input. Then for each to work you would have to make sure the other device is turned off.

The video capabilities of this unit are limited to Composite (single RCA cable). Run one from the DVD and one from the cable box Video Out to the conveniently labeled inputs that match them.

I have no idea what your TV/Monitor has for inputs. If possible run the absolute highest quality video [HDMI, Component (3 RCA cables) or Composite (single RCA cable)] to the TV's inputs along with an RCA pair from DVD and Cable Ananlog Audio Out to the corresponding Audio In's on the TV. This way you can watch and hear TV from its own speakers without needing the Yamaha fired up.
3/13/2010 2:32:59 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010

4 ohm speakers on Yamaha HTR 5540

Model number of the Lux? The only unknown to me regarding the answer is if the Lux speakers are designed for non-Lux attachment. If there are molded connectors on their leads I would be cautious as that is usually the manufacturer's subltlke clue that you really don't want toi mix them with other makers. If they're bare wire I think you're ok.

The impedance selector on the receiver supports minimum 4-ohm front and 6-ohm center and rear, so you'd be marginal on those last two, but barring excessive high volumes I'd think it would work. The powered sub is supported and its impedance spec is irrelevant.

Just curious, is this an upgrade in electronics? From what?
3/13/2010 2:14:40 PM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010

I just bought a second hand (but never used)

Hi jordy
To answer your question;
The sound is muted in the video input jacks if there is no video present.
Use the cd or md/cd-r input instead to get the sound through.
Here`s the address for the owner`s manual;
Hope this help Good luck and let me know if you need further help.
2/25/2010 2:14:25 AM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Feb 25, 2010

Hi, I am considering to buy a second hand Yamaha

See the answer to your first request:
2/24/2010 2:12:51 AM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on Feb 24, 2010

Factory settings

I only found this on the manual
if the power is cut for more
than one week, the parameter value you edited will
return to the factory setting."
5/13/2009 2:57:35 AM • Yamaha HTR-5540... • Answered on May 13, 2009

Unit won't turn on with remote

Can you turn it on with the switch
1/10/2022 9:32:38 PM • Yamaha Audio... • Answered on Jan 10, 2022

I have a subwoofer that has a problem, can anybody please help?

Hi Craig, I don't think this is something you can fix yourself, I'd try an electronic service center
1/9/2022 11:35:49 PM • Yamaha Audio... • Answered on Jan 09, 2022

Yamaha RX-530 Stereo Receiver, LCD panel is dead but everything else works perfectly.

1/5/2022 1:37:38 AM • Yamaha Audio... • Answered on Jan 05, 2022
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