20 Most Recent Aiwa AV-D57 Receiver Questions & Answers


Aiwa AV-D57 , it has

assuming something isnt blown it sounds like you are having the same problem as me. when you remove the top of the of cover of the unit you will need to look in the back left hand corner of the unit where the power cable comes in. next to the fuse is a small black box that has a relay inside. you will need to remove the outside cover of this relay. make sure the power is unplugged on the unit before you go playing around the 120v input area, but once the power is removed, you will need to remove that cover. you should be able to get it with your fingers, but if not grap it with a pair of needle nose or something. more than likely the cover will crack if not break into a million pieces due to being brittle from years in the heat of your amp. its ok if it does. inside of this you will see a small relay which looks like a coil of small copper wire. on the top (side opposite the board it is connected to) is a silver piece of metal and if you push down on it, it should move like a lever causing two small copper pieces to the left to make contact. (warning: if you know about electronics and relays skip to the next paragraph) basically the coil of wire is an electromagnet. when you try to turn on the unit it powers that electromagnet pulling the shiny piece on top down as long as the unit has power forcing those to copper pieces together, which allows voltage to pass through the circuit just like flipping a light switch.Your relay is too weak for whatever reason to force the circuit shut and will either click one good time or maybe a couple of times. you may even find that if you keep hitting the button it will come on eventually. unless you are good at soldering and want to waste the money I dont suggest replacing the relay. what I did for the cheapest fix possible was use some electrical tape and wrapped it around the relay forcing the contacts permanantly closed. Now be warned that if something else is wrong with your unit, or you short something in the future you may or may not have the type of protection you would normally have because this relay will not open. it may just blow the internal fuse if something shorts, it may fry the unit. I cant say for sure, because I havnt had that happen. so avoid shorting things or throwing bits of metal shavings and screws inside the unit while powered and you should have a working unit.
12/8/2021 7:17:42 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Dec 08, 2021

I have no output from

No. It's Line Level and thus would not be involved in a protection circuit.

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7/27/2015 5:01:00 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Jul 27, 2015

I have an Aiwa AVD57 and the unit won't turn. I

There is a fuse inside.If it blows when you replace it there it could ba a problem in the standby power circuit.
3/12/2015 12:32:25 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Mar 12, 2015

The Selector switch that changes from turner to

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10/13/2013 1:06:18 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Oct 13, 2013

I have an aiwa AV-D57 receiver. I have issues with the function selection. A red light for the tape monitor stays on when selecting another function. While the tape light stays another light shows

You need to hit the tape monitor button again to turn it off. If the tape monitor is on, no other audio will be output to the speakers.
4/16/2013 2:09:30 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Apr 16, 2013

Need sub woofer

Any powered sub woofer will work. Just hook it up to the sub pre out with an RCA Cable.
8/3/2012 11:57:22 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Aug 03, 2012

Not Powering up

take cover off . look for the power supply,just above that to the left is a little black box,its where the clicking is coming from.take the cover of the black box. if you tri to turn it on it will click and spark but want stay together.so take screwdriver and push the end, in untill it stays, it may take a minut.when it does it will power up. i have the same unit with the same problem and got it to work like this. now it works fine.i did this just to what would happen,nothing to lose.
9/4/2011 11:52:15 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Sep 04, 2011


Press the standby button???

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.
5/30/2011 12:01:40 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on May 30, 2011

Won't turn on after power outage

Was it a simple outage or a surge? You may have something as simple as a blown fuse. However, before opening the set, make certain it is unplugged. Better safe than sorry.
6/12/2010 11:49:02 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Jun 12, 2010

Can you connect this system to the aux input of a bose E21723 system?

Yes, for stereo only draw a stereo line pair out of the Aiwa's Tape REC Out; or from Video2/LD/TV Out - and don't select that function as a source.
12/28/2009 4:11:24 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Dec 28, 2009

Autible click at power-on, but

Hi: Todd

One other thing you might try is running you hand across all the buttons on the front of the unit to make sure none of the are sticking closed. As this will give a indication of being locked up. In this state the Microprocesor will be in a loop trying to do the same function over and over again, the result of this is no other functions will work until it is resolved. If no buttons are sticking in the pushed posistion then open the unit and check all fuses on the secondary side of the large power transformer for opens. On this unit you should hear two clicks from two different relays, the first is the standby relay, and at this point the unit does what is called a post test (Power on seff test), if all goes well during this time the micro sends signal to close output relay this is second Click at this point music is heard. You did not mention if your display is working or not if not then you are missing voltage supplies from the power supply. I would be more concerned right now with the secondary low voltage supplies at this point, providing first solution does not work

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12/1/2009 6:42:56 AM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Dec 01, 2009

I want to connect mypowered

Im assuming you have AV-D57 5.1 channels receiver which is not compatible with many other sub speaker systems without rigging the system unless it has male rca jack and power woofer. your 5 pins Phillips sub-woofer has 5pin plug is not adaptable to your Aiwa system unless the sub has an rca male jack. In the back of your Aiwa Receiver you will see a rca femal jack for you sub-woofer connection, it should be #10 female jack counting from left to right and printed on the back of your receiver as a SUB WOOFER. In order for your phillips 5pin sub-woofer to work on that channel is that you have to find the right two wires positive and negative from your speaker and wire rca jack using soldering gun to connect rca jack to you phillip sub woofer speakers, next I believe out of that five pin it also has the power supply to your sub woofer which you also have to make a power supply to the sub. You better off getting a correct type of sub to work with your nice unit. If your sub is compatible, than your receiver would also have a 5pin plug in.
9/11/2009 9:44:18 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Sep 11, 2009

I have an awia av

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There are no speaker teminals on your unit for subwoofer.

This means the Subwoofer Pre-out you are using will not power your speaker - it is a signal ONLY for an amplifier.

So while the unit indicated the subwoofer is selected, and turned on - that is for a SIGNAL only, and the 5Volt DC Signal will not power your speakers which require an AC signal and power (measured in Watts).

Hope this clarifies enough for you.

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9/10/2009 9:33:35 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Sep 10, 2009

Power lite is on but nothing happens when power

Check your Speaker control button. Most receivers have a small button on the front used to control your choice of Speaker Set A, B, A & B, or NONE. It's possible you have inadvertently pressed the button and set it to where no speaker set is selected. Therefore, no sound.
Another probable cause is that one of your speaker cables may have become dislodged at the back, and if your system has an overload control mechanism, it's preventing sound to come out to avoid damaging your output transistors, your speaker system, or both.
The last (I hope not) possibility is that the volume may have been cranked up too high, that either the output resistors may have blown on your receiver, or your speakers may have given out the ghost due to too high a signal.
Good luck!
8/17/2009 6:24:55 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Aug 17, 2009

I have crackling coming out of my speakers

Most cell phone cause problems with electronics and computers. Have them turn the cell off and enter again. Maybee this is the problem.
6/21/2009 5:50:59 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Jun 21, 2009

Aiwa av d57

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4/27/2009 9:37:56 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Apr 27, 2009

3-Digit Code for AV-D57

my son had blown the speakers up that came with this unit(d57) and he replaced the spkrs w/sonys and the stereo dont sound the same, cannot get balancing right ,,where can i get the same spkrs that came w/this unit
10/28/2008 2:49:56 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Oct 28, 2008

No surround sound with dolby

I have the same system, the ports for surround speakers only seem to work with the actual surround speakers I bought mine with. I did try to change them but found a sound issue. Looking to buy a new 5 cd changer as mine was damaged during our recent move. Looking to buy model number DX-Z9400M
10/7/2008 5:02:08 PM • Aiwa AV-D57... • Answered on Oct 07, 2008
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