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The only place you will find those codes, are in the back of the owner's manual. There is usually a general procedure to find a code that works, if they don't show the make and model number in the manual. If you don't have the manual, I'm sure it on their website.

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Mar 02, 2015

Nice write-up.


On page 6 of the manual it states you should use a powered subwoofer and the unit provides a sub output on the rear panel for it. The message from the amp kicking out is that you're not going to get away with your workaround.

I would advise you to purchase a nice amplifier (2-channel bridgeable or single channel) for the subwoofer. That way you'd be sending only LFE signals and your receiver has provisions for adjusting its volume relative to the rest of the channels. I use a nice 5-channel Carver for my 3 subs and both Rear Surrounds.

On eBay I see what I would get if I were you - a Carver M-200T (120W x2; 300W bridged). I have one.


Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Dec 20, 2014

what setting do you have the mixer on. as this can afect the voices

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Oct 28, 2013

Not sure if you have the manual, but it can be downloaded here:http://www.manualslib.com/manual/152109/Sherwood-Rd-6500.htmlGot caught in bad link hell at the SherwoodUSA.comHope this helps.

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Feb 01, 2013

Does the unit output sound when powered on? If no sound can be heard, and you only hear a click after 5 sec. then your power circuit may have a faulty diode.

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Oct 23, 2012

for whatever you connect to Samsung TV HDMI input,insure that it is capable of or set to output HDMI.Check analog connection, could be unknowingly setto analog connection ( your source ).

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Aug 09, 2012

Generally speaking, an amp attempts to protect itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Jul 02, 2011

First check whether the optical cable is connected well between devices, and make sure that the cable has no trouble at all. After coneecting, you have to select the input of Sherwood to Optical-1
Eventhough the sound output is not there, connect it to coaxial-1 or coaxial-2, with a coaxial cable. Coaxial is also digital input. Select the input to coaxial-1 or coaxial-2, according to the connection. If sound output is there with coaxial and no sound output from optical; make sure that , optical processing section inside your Sherwood is faulty. Coaxial and optical will have almost same effect. If you connect it with a high quality coaxial cable, you will feel that coaxial is better than optical. OK.

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on Jun 05, 2011

What happens during normal setup test tones?

The tuner requires an antenna and a station tuned for reception. But the audio will not be forthcoming from ANY source (*) if you have a switch out of position like, say, Tape Monitor.

* 6-direct bypasses Tape Monitor all other audio processes and sources. Disable IT.

It's in the manual - page 10.

Sherwood RD-6500... • Answered on May 24, 2011

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