I have a sherwood 4103 receiver and my left channel is out. Not a speaker issue, or input issue as headphones, and cd, aux or tuner outputs all have the dropped channel.
Is this a problem I can fix myself?
There are NO mechanical pots on the system. The "pots" for volume are a special bitsequence comparator, and the signal for the gain on the amp is a modulated matrix signal.
The most common problem for this kind of amps are the safety-thermal switch... They are normally located really close to the output for the speakers. Normally gray or black boxes (30x10x40mm). Flick your finger on them with volume at 9 o'clock...
If you can hear a click, and the sound appear again you've found the sollution.
NOTE! Hazardous currents are present inside the cabinet, mind your fingers, arms and other bodyparts.
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You can connect the CD player to the amplifier using a standard set of RCA cables (left and right channel / red & white connectors). Connect the CD output to an input on the amplifier (usually one designated for CD or possibly "Aux") Then select this input source in order on the Amplifier.
There would be no reason to connect the CD player to a Tuner. Not even sure a tuner whould have any inputs in order to connect a CD player.
Hello there.... Check your speaker wires and then if that doesn't do it? try replacing the fuses on the back of the amp.. make sure power is turned off and unplugged. If that doesn't work? Try one speaker at a time ... something is causing the system to short out. Hopefully it is not internally
unplug the receiver, Everything- speakers, input/outputs. The only cord to the device left should be the power cord. Power up the receiver, set the tuner on a strong station. check sound quality with headphones only. If that was ok, now pick one speaker to test all channels with. Follow the procedure above with the speaker. check each output channel with the tuner as a source using the one speaker. Good Luck!
Since the two receivers are similar and capable of driving everything else in the room, I guess you want to treat one receiver like a basic amp, like for a passive subwoofer, right?
However, still guessing your intent...
The VSX is a basic 5-channel amp (5 x 100w) but only has digital multichannel inputs. It has optical and coaxial digital inputs and an optical digital output.
The Sherwood has coaxial and optical digital inputs and no digital output, but it has analog inputs, so it would be easier to selectively use any or all of its amplifiers, which are about the same as the Pioneer's (gotta read the fine print - Sherwood uses a 6-ohm load instead of 8-ohm to get the numbers).
Choose the one you like to use for the control (master). Run its Sub Out to the other receiver's AUX input using an RCA splitter to feed both input channels. Attach the sub to one set of front speaker terminals. Configure theat receiver for NO SUB so it won't steal LFE from theis channel. Designate the FRONT speakers as Large.
Setup would be tricky because you have to choose a volume setting on the slave amp and stick with it. It might get changed after you set the levels and negate the setup efforts. OTOH, you would have the flexibility to change it independently if desired.
My $.02... If subwoofer power is all you need, why not just get a nice Carver 2-channel amp on eBay (2x100w would suffice), bridge it to 200 watts and blow the house up, figuratively? Then you could redeploy or sell the unused receiver.
if bose unit has built in amplifier .Then your sherwood would have to have a variable RCA output jacks in order to work with sub.Then bose audio input RCA cable would connect there.If bose unit does not have built in amp .Then you would connect sherwood left/right speaker outputs into bose left/right inputs .Then other bose speakers will connect to bose unit
The problem is the fact that the new receiver has no phono input. The phono input has an extra stage of amplification built in. Your receiver is working fine. You need to purchase a phono pre-amp. These run around $20. Connect the turntable to the preamp and the presmp output to any line level input on your new receiver and everything will work as expected.
Yes, don't worry it's a very common to touch wires. The problem is that it will have taken out the two output transistors or the IC. Depending on the type of them you might pick them up cheap or they might be expensive, it will be the same for it being repaired in a shop. The only way to tell would be to look at the numbers on the device(s) and google them, you should get an idea of what they will cost.