When i run through the auto set up with the mic plugged it gets to the left back speaker and stops,telling me to re try. I've re stripped my wires connected again and swapped speakers (to make sure there all right) and still no good. All other speakers are good till this point in the process what can i do?
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Have the same amp and speakers, had some trouble getting the imput signals sorted from the HDMI input as im using a PC with HDMI output from the mother board and Windows Media Centre. havent tryed using the mic set up yet.
Did you resolve the issue? have you tried the 7.1 outputs
This is a problem of DSP. If enter service mode, You will see a picture like this. You can do nothing Except selling this amp cheaply. This DSP ?????? Causes NO SOUND in all channels. Besides, never Buy 2nd hand onkyo from 5/6/7/805 to 5/6/7/848Series amps. You will suffer the consequences!!!!
Greg- Powered subs are better than non-powered subs (also known as passive subs), anyway I see the TX-8511 has no sub pre-out on the back panel, so you need to decide what sub you will use and run from the receivers left and right speakers output into a subwoofers speaker in from speakers then back out to speakers, look at the back of a subwoofer and you will see like 4 sets of speaker hookups 2 in and 2 out, what this does is takes the low end or bass and drops the signal to the subwoofer then takes the mids and highs out to your left and right speakers, unless your regular left and right stereo speakers have large woofers a sub is the way to go.
After using the method of last resort (RTFM) I discovered that Yamaha 7.1 amps assign an order of priority to the speakers. The surround speakers have higher priority than the surround-back speakers. I had connected the rear speakers (in a 5.1 configuration) to the surround-back speaker terminals and since nothing was connected to the surround terminals the E-6 error happed on auto-setup.
I eventually fixed this by connecting the rear speakers to the Surround L/R terminals and then, via the manual setup menu, set rear surround = NONE. This causes the amp to route the rear-surround signals to the Surround L/R terminals. The auto-configure then completed successfully.
I sent this TX-SR605 system to an authorized dealer for repair. It seems like it is a very simply problem - the internal set-up mic jacket closed circuit, so the system think the set-up mic is always plugged in (even when physically unplugged it, the system still detect plugged in). And it enters the automatic speaker setup and never quit.
Now I have the receiver back home and tested it. Everything worked O.K. now. It is a pity that this new-bought equipment (just one month) need repair for just a small action of plug in a mic ( I swear I plugged it in very tenderly). It is shame for such a unreliable performance happened on brand name like ONKYO. How can you be confident for an equipment failure in one month.