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?
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Re: Center speaker not working
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
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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).
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
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]
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.
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.
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!