Question about Sony STR-DE575 Receiver

1 Answer

Center speaker not working

My receiver has worked fine for 4 years, but I am now experiencing a problem hearing the center speaker. Nothing comes out of the speaker except a barely audible hiss. Switching modes does not help. The only setting where I can hear everything is 2 channel. I have checked the speaker itself and the speaker wires by switching with another apeaker - they are OK. All other speakers work fine. I also tried resetting the receiver. Doesn't matter if it is playing the radio, TV or DWD. I am stumped - any ideas? Thanks! MarkW

Posted by Mark Westerhausen on

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    I have the same problem with my Sony STR DE575.  The center channel cuts out a few minutes after the TV is on.  Fiddling with the wires in the back can often restore the center channel but I believe it is a circuitry problem not a wiring problem (tried changing out all of the wires).  After restoring the center channel 3-5 times (pulling and wiggling RCA cables) over a half hour period, the center channel stays on for the rest of the evening.  This Sony product is disappointing.  I think it is a defective circuit or faulty insulating material causing a short, but the problem took a few years of normal use to show up.

×

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 3,130 Answers

Yes Mark, You have a problem with a componet with that center channel. If your not a tech, dont have a schematic, or dont have any training in troubleshooting solid state electronics, unhook everythuing and take it into a repair senter for an estimate, as unless you know how to chech the parts you can cause more damage to the unit as it takes one slip and boom, all gone. Good Luck

Posted on Jul 28, 2006

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
1answer

Front speakers 5.1

Turn up the volume on the left or right speakers or turn down the center channel volume to meet your preferences. There should be a setting for that in most receivers.
0helpful
1answer

Sound problems with an Onkyo receiver and a FIOS Set Top Box

If you are not hearing dialogue, then check your center speaker. Most voice tracks are routed to the center channel
0helpful
1answer

When I set my Yamaha rx-v363 amplifier to 5ch Music Enhancer all my speakers (including the sub woofer) work fine except for the center speaker. I can't even adjust the center volume on the amp (but I can...

The receiver automatically pick the best configuration for the source audio. Most music is 2 channels being up-sampled to 4 channels. (Sub-out is separate.)
0helpful
1answer

Yamaha RX-V365 Receiver when I hook up my center channel it is not audible at all. The R and L speakers work fine when they were located in the FRONT A and FRONT B terminals, but when I moved everything to...

With what signal did you try? Maybe your signal source (DVD/TV or radio) didn't contain any sounds for the center channel.
Go to the Setup menu, Speaker setup / Manual setup and find there item called "Test tone". It will output a test tone to each speaker individually (you will see on LCD which speaker is being tested at each moment). If you will hear a sound from the center now, there is no issue and center is working fine, just your source didn't contain any sound for the center.

If it doesn't work, then either you have faulty cable, faulty speaker or faulty center output of the receiver.
- Try connecting the center speaker to different output of receiver (this will test if speaker is OK).
- Try connecting working LEFT speaker to left output with CENTER cable (this will test if cable is OK).
- Try connecting working LEFT speaker with working cable to the CENTER output (this will test the output of receiver if OK - but use the Test Tone from Setup).
0helpful
1answer

No sound output from Center and Surround speakers

the only time the center and surround speakers put out sound is when it has a surround sound source such as a dvd etc. and only certain sounds come from them as well.
0helpful
1answer

Center channel sound output

Its not working correctly I have a few different types of center channels and they all have equal sound no matter how many speakers are in them. Connection in speaker box is bad or you may have a blown speaker
0helpful
1answer

Denon AVR-3300 Center Chanel Sound Problem

My guess is You have dried out electrolytic capacitors causing failure. These receivers when they get over 6 years old start drying out fluid in capacitors especially on regulator p.c.b. causing noisy supply lines. I work for Authorized service center in Michigan If you need repair and Shipping to Michigan is economical let me know [email protected]
1helpful
2answers

Avr 7000

WAT BRAND SPEAKER AND RECEIVER?POSSIBLE OHM ISSUE?WAT IS THE IMPEDENCE ON THE AMP AND CENTER SPEAKER,.HAVE YOU TRIED RUNNING A 6?8 CHANNEL CONFIG?FOR EX.USING YOUR SOUND CARD THROUGH THE PREAMP AS A DSP. WHE PLAYED IN SHOP HE USESD CD? U USING SAME CONNECTION FROM THE SAME INPUY? OR IF LISTEN ING TO RADIO. SOMETIMES THE SINGNSAL IS NOT IN A DIGITAL FORMAT SO THE PPR LOGII C CANT PRODUCE IT.IT WOULD BE PLAYED ANALOGICLY.MEAN NO CENTER.
7helpful
3answers

No dialog sound when watching DVD's

The problem is that your center channel is not functioning correctly.  Dialogue is typically routed to the center channel only in 5.1, so if you don't have a working center channel all you will get is sound FX and background sound.
Go through all your settings, verify that they are correct.  Verify that your center channel is working properly, and wired to the correct output.
Test the center channel speaker and I feel confident you will find something amiss.
0helpful
1answer

No output on main speakers

I have experienced a similar problem with my Sony STR-GX57ES and took it to a certified tech only to find it needed the power supply replaced. I opted to hunt down a compatible power supply but have been unsucessful thus far. That being said I picked up an STR-D665 for next to nothing and found the power supplies to be quite different (you would hope so any, with the ES meaning Elivated Standard and all) but with the D665 working flawlessly I'd rather have something working than nothing. Good luck!
Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony STR-DE575 Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

310 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5720 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76823 Answers

 Francisco Mauricio...
Francisco Mauricio...

Level 3 Expert

1551 Answers

Are you a Sony Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...