I have a receiver, that I bought used. When the volume is turned up close to half way, the receiver shuts down. I checked my speaker connections, and am using good quaity Monster cable. Is there a problem I can fix
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Re: harman kardon avr500
Your drawing to many watts from the unit and its shutting down. Make sure the -/+ are set properly for the speakers. Also the power amp inside the unit could be bad and the relay trips off. Plug straight into the wall and don't go through a powerstrip. Is anything else connected to the receiver?
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Turn the volume down. Maximum volume is not a troubleshooting tool. If it's silent at half volume, it's essentially source-free. No sense blowing your speakers up when we find the setting that's wrong.
The amp is probably in protection mode due to excess heat, a short circuit out at the speakers or an internal problem. My guess is it's heat from being driven hard. Make sure the unit has sufficient ventilation or try turning the volume down a bit.
Using a headphone to RCA adaptor plug the headphone jack into the headphone connector of the Ipod. Then plug the RCA jacks into any available Analogue input on the receiver. Increase the volume on the Ipod to 80% then adjust the receiver's volume according.
Or get a dock that will allow remote control and charging, such as Roth, DLO or Wadia.
The problem is with the actual eltromechanical element on the volume control, my avr 300 does this as well and I'll let you know the secret to avoiding it. There are small indents on the volume control as you turn it, if you leave it half way between indents, it will periodically start reading volume changes, if you're lucky it will go down, if you're unlucky by the time you've noticed it act up your speakers are blown. When you change the volume, make sure the control rests in an indent and the problem will never crop up again. A simple solution if you're the only one that uses the receiver.