Question about RCA RS2044 Shelf System

1 Answer

Volume I have a JVC MT v588t system, the one with tape deck, receiver and 3 cd's in one. Recently the volume control has been going haywire. It goes up by itself. Very strange. If I turn it down, it will sometimes operate OK, but sometimes very slowly goes down, not accompanying the speed with which I actually turn the knob. Today it immediately went to full volume when I turned it on, and I didn't even touch the knob. So I just shut it off until I can figure out what's going on. Any help on this? Thanks

Posted by unity on


1 Answer

Jango Fixit

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 38 Answers

This sounds like a case of a dirty/defective rotary encoder. The volume control used here is not the conventional potentiometer type , but a rotary set of switches that tell the sytem if the knob is being turned left ot right.
Do you think you'd be able to open the unit and spray some contact cleaner into the rotary encoder? It might involve dis-assembling it down to front bezel removal.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi having problem with my sta-2080 realistic receiver have equalizer and tape deck all realistic the volume on the receiver goes load and then soft with a lot of cracking sound the tape deck works good...

Is it just with the EQ (or any other single component) in the link? Old equipment develops oxidation on various controls. Depending on physical access, tuner cleaner may help. Or take it to a shop.

May 24, 2011 | Pioneer Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

I've had my JVC TH-L1 Theater System for about 2 years now. I recently rearranged my theater setup in my living room and after reconnecting my system the receiver will power up but not work. I have...

The fact that it stopped working after you tampered with it implies human error in reconnecting.

I'd advise you to carefully go over every thing you touched and crack the manual for settings.

Treat it like you just opened the box for the first time.

Keep the volume at a medium level until you figure it out. One misplaced control like a Mute or Tape Monitor, when flipped, could blow your speakers if the volume is set too high. If you can't hear a source at 1/3 volume it ain't there.

Jan 20, 2011 | JVC TH-L1 Theater System

2 Answers

Service manual for realistic STA-2080

I have a sta-2080 realistic receiver and wide range frequency equalizer plus a tape deck sct-22 all realistic.My problem is when i play the tuner or cd player witch is connected to the aux
the volume goes soft and then loud with a lot of cracking sound now ther is hardly any volume.when i play the tape deck it has it own volume control every thing is good so what parts do i need. thanks corneil

Nov 22, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

How do I connect my JVC equalizer to my stero system

I imagine Tape 2 has a corresponding switch on the front panel of the receiver to monitor it.

The rear panel Tape 2 conenctor will look something like Record (Out) / Play (In). Similarly, on the EQ will be an RCA pair of connectors something like Preamp In / Amp Out.

Run a pair from the Ins of one device to the Outs of the other. Select Tape 2 on the receiver to hear the effects of its actions.

The EQ will probably have a switch that selects monitoring the Line (signal from the receiver) or Tape (attached to the EQ). The EQ will have its own Tape 1 (maybe 2) for connection of Tape Deck(s) or other processor(s). On its front panel will be controls to monitor it (them) and for placing the EQ logically in front of (Record) or behind (Playback) those devices.

Word of caution: until you have this all connected exactly right and are comfortable with how it interacts with your recever, ALWAY TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN TO A SAFE LOW SETTING, prior to selecting or deselecting any Tape Monitor. Whatever you do, don't run the volume up in frustration because you can't hear the desired program and then suddenly flip the right switch only to blow up your speakers from the sudden appearance of LOUD music.

Jan 20, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Need to record from turntables to cassette deck.

Bypass the reciever. Just mixer to tape deck. You will get a better recording anyways!

Apr 13, 2009 | JVC Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

On jvc tdw11

the line out of a tape deck is about 1 volt peak, the output of a turntable is about 3-5mV on average.
Not sure what issue you are having but the turntable cannot be directly plugged into the cassette deck for recording LP to cassette. it would have to go through the receiver.

Dec 18, 2008 | JVC TD-W118 Single Cassette Deck

2 Answers

Cd player cutting out when volume is high

you prolly need a new voltage regulator

May 14, 2008 | JVC KD-G720 CD Player

1 Answer

Set up

The red and white plugs are audio - they should go to one of the receiver's inputs.

The yellow plug is composite video - if your receiver has a yellow jack, plug it into the receiver (this will let you switch inputs from the receiver), if not, plug it into your TV.

Same goes for your tape deck, though it won't have a video output.

Apr 05, 2008 | JVC THD-50 System

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA RS2044 Shelf System Logo


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Audio Players & Recorders Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76582 Answers

Jean Sintulaire

Level 3 Expert

759 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6255 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides