20 Most Recent Denon DRM-555 Dual Cassette Deck Questions & Answers

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Denon DRM-555... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011

Just curious, what load are you having problems with? It's a cassette deck, not an amplifier. Most Line Level outputs work just fine with other devices' Line Level inputs.

Denon DRM-555... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011

It sounds to me like a stuck gear causing the clicking sound. Pull off the top and see if you can hear it and see where it is coming from.

Denon DRM-555... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010


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Denon DRM-555... | Answered on Feb 09, 2009

Try pressing the Band button on the remote or on the AVR-1604. On the receiver, the band button is just below the left-hand edge of the LCD screen. To the right of the band button are the DTS button and the preset station buttons. There are no warnings about needing both the FM and AM antennas connected in the manual. Crutchfield has the manual for the AVR-1604 on the product page: https://www.crutchfield.com/S-uT0aFEwnSpF/p_033AVR1604/Denon-AVR-1604.html . The current link to the manual is https://pdf.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageBank/v20111011085300/Manuals/033/033AVR1604.PDF .

Denon's support site, https://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3954/~/am%2Ffm-%28tuner%29-audio-reception , recommends having both antennas connected. A replacement FM antenna is fairly cheap. This one, https://www.amazon.com/Ancable-Replacement-Antenna-AVR-3806-3808CI/dp/B01LW5A7AU , looks similar to the one included with the original parts for the AVR-1604.

I hope this helps.

Denon Audio... | Answered on Feb 15, 2021


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

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