20 Most Recent Kenwood VR-505 Receiver Questions & Answers

Use an optical cable to connect them. Optical TV out to Kenwood optical in.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Oct 23, 2016

All devices must support ARC. Audio Return Channel. Tv, Hdmi cable & receiver

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on May 30, 2014

It looks to be a "normal" problem with this model. I have two of them with the same problem. Solved ressondering IR receptor.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Apr 02, 2014

Could be a Japanese system, that's the way it works, unless u going to switch the outer wires on the volume controls, then it would work clockwise, that if its not soldered on the circuit board.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Apr 02, 2014

I inherited a Kenwood SW 505 Sub woofer. I don't know if it works I plug it in but no lights.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Apr 20, 2013

This is like buying a car without the power steering pump, which specially designed proprietary part. I am not familiar with that particular model, but if it requires special wires, then you may have problems obtaining them and may need to go to the Manufacturer. You would not have accepted a car that had no power steering pump, just because the salesman recommended it. Fortunately we are talking about a manufacturer with integrity and I am almost sure that you will get your cables, as long as you can prove ownership. Did you ever examine the sockets on the receiver, which could be simple RCA jacks. Do that before you go to the manufacturer. Then you can go to Radio Schack after you look in your junk pile to see what kinds of wires you have in that special wire box. CONSTANTIN (arzconst)

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Dec 05, 2012

Next time you might save it to your hard drive so you can read and search it electronically. Maybe save the link. THEN read it.


Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on May 23, 2011

These comments are NOT part of a linear thread so we don't see what YOU see. If you didn't clearly ask for a manual in the first place that might explain why one wasn't offered.


You are asking unpaid volunteers for help. Make it easier on us by asking clear concise questions. There's always Google if you want an instant answer for free.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on May 22, 2011

The most common problem found on FixYa for Audio Video2_bing.gif Receiver's is:

My receiver say's "Protect" or turns on then off. What's wrong? Seven times out of ten it is a shorted speaker or speaker wire2_bing.gif. To determine your exact problem, the first step is to disconnect all speaker wires "at your receiver" Next: Turn the receiver back on. If your receiver still says "protect" or turns off, it needs to be serviced. If your receiver stays on; reconnect your speakers one at a time and power back up after each speaker. You may find that after reconnecting all speaker wires it works! Most commonly the small braids of wire from the + to the - have touched and have caused the problem. In some instances, you noticed the problem only when turning the volume up. either way, make sure the exposed wires to your receiver are no longer than 1/2" long and are completely under the screw down terminal or slide in. When you've found the wire or speaker with the problem, your receiver will go back into "protect" At this point, disconnect the wire from the speaker at the speaker that may be causing the problem then test again.* Note* Make sure speaker wires do Not touch each other as this Will cause a short! If you turn the receiver back on and it stays on, you now know the problem is in your speaker itself. To test your speaker, you will need a multimeter. Set it to ohms resistance and touch the speaker terminals, if there is a short internally the meter will read "1......" If it's an analog meter, it will peg to the right. There's your problem. Now, within any speaker there are quite a few possibilities as to what could be causing the problem. Most common is a blown coil and the speaker needs to be replaced. Some speakers have internal crossovers (usually floor standing speakers2_bing.gif) and may have a shorted or burnt board (usually very visible brown burn marks on the board) and can possibly be repaired if your handy with a soldering iron. Now, if you disconnect the speaker wire at the speaker and it still says "protect" Check your wire for the obvious cut or nail thru the wire if possible. If your system has wiring that runs behind walls, you may need to use your meter again. Disconnect the wire at both ends, keep the ends separated, put your meter on ohms resistance and touch probes to the + and - wires at one side. If the meter pegs to the right or reads "1...." the wire is shorted and needs to be replaced or repaired at the short. Hope this helps.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Apr 29, 2011

Remove battery on the remote and open the remote. clean the inside board of the remote , the battery terminals, the customer touch pads and contacts.
solder if you notice any poor joints, poor contacts. replace battery is voltage is low.
reset and check

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Mar 29, 2011

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-VR-505-Receivers-manual/id/480ag214/t/2/ Page 21

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Mar 27, 2011

I assume you mean you want TV-related sound to play through the Kenwood.

It's in the manual.

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-VR-505-Receivers-manual/id/480ag214/t/2/ I personally would recommend minimum TV involvement in sound and minimum receiver involvement in video, but that's just me.

You might want to ponder why you would need audio from a TV in the first place if it originates elsewhere like a Cable Box. The fewer hops and interconnects a given signal takes on the way from the source to your ears, the better (and cheaper, too, as optical or HDMI cable is expensive). You COULD skip the TV entirely. Many don't even HAVE audio (monitors, for example). The receiver only NEEDS a basic composite video output to the TV so you can use the TV for setup and control. You COULD run vanilla stereo audio to the TV from the Cable Box for watching Oprah.

I run all of my best DIGITAL audio directly from the sources to my VSX and the best DIGITAL video directly from the sources to the TV.

Kenwood VR-505... • Answered on Mar 25, 2011

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