20 Most Recent Denon AVR-883 Receiver Questions & Answers


A shorted wire would do it. Take it to a tech and tell him what happened. If you remember which channel you were handling at the time it might help hum to find the problem.

Denon AVR-883... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010


CHECK IC101 AND IC102 THESE ARE THE + AND - 15VOLT REGULATORS. iF THEY ARE OFF BY MORE THEN 3 VOLTS IT WILL SHUT THE UNIT DOWN/IC101 IS THE +15V AND IC102 IS THE -15V IF THESE VOLTAGES ARE GOOD THEN THE UNIT IS GOING IN TO THE PROTECT MODE AND YOU WILL HAVE SHORTED OUTPUT TRANSISTORS. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.

Denon AVR-883... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010


This sounds like a thermal issue, meaning after the receiver has been on for a while it gets to warm and then fails. I suspect after 8 years the unit may have accumulated some dust that is not allowing the heat sinks to dissipate heat adequately. I would use compressed air and blow the unit out. Some computer stores have blow stuff in a can that work well. If you have and air compressor, dial it back to 10 psi or so. You will be amazed at how much dust will come out of that unit so you may want to unhook the unit and take it outside. Also be careful not to stack anything on top of your receiver. Make sure there are lots of openings around the unit. High temperatures kill electronics.
Hope this helps.

Denon AVR-883... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010


More than likely the protector circuit is getting activated... You can't go below 6 ohms on the surround back which means you need 12 ohm or higher speakers for outside (since the two outputs for surround back/zone2 are in parallel). As a simple diagnostic test, disconnect one speaker and see if the sound survives longer than 2 seconds.

Denon AVR-883... | Answered on Apr 04, 2009


SAD TO SAY BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE TRAINING IN ELECTRONICS I DOUBT YOU CAN FIX IT

Denon Audio... | Answered on Nov 14, 2020


Power off using the power button and press together TUNER PRESET CH + and TUNER PRESET CH. Remove fingers when Initialized appears on the screen. It will reset the Denon AVR-X2300W.

Denon Audio... | Answered on Nov 09, 2020


I had the same problem with my subwoofer unit. I found the zener diode ZD3 was fried. The pic below shows the diode and its clearly tagged ZD3. You need a multimeter to check this before you order anything. This diode should only transmit power in one direction. Its size and spec is 18v .5w zener diode. (that's 1/2 w) It's very inexpensive and the whole repair took about an hour. This is from a Boston Acoustics subwoofer MCS 160
Ok..the procedure is easy.
1) unplug the unit and bring it to a well lit work area.
2) remove the panel from the back and locate the board that is held to the panel by 4 screws and has the ZD3 diode. The pic below shows the diode at the end of my test lead. Note the direction of this part and reinstall the new one in the same direction. Its a simple de-solder and re-solder project. I elevated the new diode about 1/8 " from the board with a small strip of copper. This acted as a heat sink during the soldering and elevated the part above the board to help it dissipate heat later when in use.
3) re-install the board and plug in all the connections.
4) this worked for me and I'm enjoying my sound system again!..good luck0482b949-8492-43a6-91df-0fb2f0e6888b.jpg

Denon Audio... | Answered on Sep 23, 2020


This will depend on the Blue ray player and other equipment. For a direct connection to the receiver, if your player has either type of digital audio output (coaxial or optical), get the appropriate cables. Then connect the chosen cable between the Blue ray player and the receiver. Connect the Blue ray player to the TV with an HDMI cable. See page 10 of the manual, available at http://pdfstream.manualsonline.com/6/69f43064-f593-49b8-8d4a-23174b496e65.pdf , to see the connections for the audio sources. (I'll assume your Blue ray player doesn't have component video out or you would use the component audio to the receiver.)

If your player doesn't have a digital audio output, check your TV audio output. You can get the same result by sending the videos via HDMI to the TV and using the TV audio out to the receiver. Set the audio source to TV and leave it there for both TV and Blue ray and DVD videos. (Sometimes there could be a slight delay in the audio compared with the video signal when you do this. I've never noticed it with my Blue ray player signal going to the TV and the TV digital audio out to the Denon receiver.)

If you can't send the audio out to the receiver from either your Blue ray player or TV, then you will need some sort of HDMI audio extractor. You can find models with Analog Audio Out, Digital Audio Out or both. ( https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Extractor-Converter-JTDAT5CH/dp/B00BIQER0E lists units with both types of audio output. One models requires a 3.5 mm to RCA audio adapter.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Denon Audio... | Answered on Aug 08, 2020


After you have set your clock time simply just hold down memo button and I goes to minutes and click memo once to save your chosen time.

Denon Audio... | Answered on Apr 29, 2020


I expect your tuner/amp has a fair number of ultra sensitive CMOS devices inside and a power surge is likely to be instant ***** for them - if the surge reached them.

Any piece of equipment that has a computer inside really should be protected by an anti-surge device.

Your Denon tuner/amp is a bit of really premium equipment and I advise you it is best to entrust it's resurrection to a Denon approved repairer.

Denon Audio... | Answered on Apr 26, 2020


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Denon Audio... | Answered on Feb 22, 2020


if you want to set your playback speed exactly right, you need a test tape with a test tone on it (3khz for example). now you hook a frequency counter to your tapedecks output and set the speed accordingly.

Denon Audio... | Answered on Feb 11, 2020

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