Center, surround speakers not working. "Can't Use" message for DSP.
We can't seem to get the center and surround-sound speakers on our Aiwa AV-D50 working. All the speaker types are right, and we have everything hooked up correctly into the back of the unit, and the back of the speakers, checked and double-checked. (position, pos/neg, all that.) The left and right speakers, as well as the subwoofer, are working just fine.
Another problem, perhaps related, perhaps not, are our DSP buttons. For some reason, we get a "Can't Use" message, no matter which setting we press. Dolby Surround, Live, Arena, etc. It was working fine before we moved to a new apartment and set everything up again, but we can't find out what we've changed that might cause that error, or how we can fix it. Can you help? Any assistance is appreciated.
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Re: Center, surround speakers not working. "Can't Use"...
Sounds like the old stuck button thing after a move??? What i mean it go over all the push buttons and maybe you will find one that is not pushing in and returning??? If alls ok then you should check the obvious like bent shafts or balance controls ect. ay have jogged something inside and you will need to see a pro to assit you unless you know how to trouble shoot solid state electronics?? These units have no real serviceable parts inside. Check with your owners manual for the sevicer nearest you. If they are not listed call the service # or try 1-800-289-AIWA . good luck
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If by white noise do you mean the test tone generated by the receiver? If so, this is actually pink noise and it is internally generated by the receiver. I would make sure either in the menu or on the remote that you haven't accidently turned off the surrounds and double check the wiring to the surrounds. Good luck.
if all you have is bass sound, get into the menu and turn the center channel in option off, this will restore your sound. that is for if you want to use your tv speakers for center in a surround sound system.
If you have only Left and Right connected the receiver wont know what to send to the other speakers without some kind of DSP.
If you are using an optical or coaxial connection from a dvd player it may utilize the other speakers if the DVD player is providing that information.
If you dont like the DSP but still want to have all the speakers function while listening to non surround sound material try setting the DSP flat or to a reduced setting.
If you are listening to a DVD with surround sound information and the DSP off still provides no sound to the rear speakers check the manual for that receiver for a "auto surround detection" setting.
If all others had been fine before this problem arose, and you are sure that you haven't changed anything in your amplifier's channel selection menus, the problem might be deeper to solve! Try these out;
1-If the amplifier has a test menu to check out all channels plugged in, activate it. You must be able to get sound, which is like rustle, from each speaker.
2- Check your plugs, cables etc. be sure that there isn't any short circuit
3- Grab your amplifier's remote control and find the "channel selection menu" that allows you to increase and decrease volume levels for each speaker independently.