Question about Audio Players & Recorders
When doing a factory reset and a mic test R,L and center, Rb, Rs, Ls speaker was not detected at all per results of speaker setup. What could be the problem?
I just read over the problem you were having with your Onkyo TX-SR500 receiver. It sound like the unit needs to be setup for all five channels.Sence your symptom says the diplay shows Dolby D3/2.1. According to the owners manual with the remote control look for speaker setup whin the button is pressed the current speaker setup will be shown in the display. Press the preset/adjustment<> to change the current setting to five speakers. the listening mode will automatically change according to the number of channels you selected. Hope this helps. Radiotech
Posted on Aug 14, 2007
If you have any of its sound outputs connected to a TV or tape deck do they get the signal? If so, then we know there is sound processing somewhere inside the unit but not emerging to anyplace that requires amplification.
A quick basic check would be to tune an FM station, run an RCA cable pair from the audio output for a tape deck (see the picture at the link) to an analog audio input on your TV. Select that input on the TV and you shouls hear the FM station, or anything the receiver is configured to play. If it's silent then there is no audio signal circulating in the receiver to get out to the amplifiers.
Check to make sure Multi-Channel input is not selected unless that is what you're listening to as it bypasses all other sources analog and digital EXCEPT the tape; and check any Mute or Zone Controls, too.
If you hear the program on the TV but not through any attached speakers, then the amplifiers are all disabled for some reason. The click I asked about before... when you turn it on does it get a click about 5 seconds later. That would be the protection circuitry turning OFF to allow the amplifiers to function.
I notice it has a Tape function. Make sure it isn't selected as it assumes a tape deck or processor is attached and will only play back what would be coming FROM the tape deck or processor. On my Pioneer receiver it also disables any digital signal processing.
Sometimes when I'm watching TV with the remote on the seat someone moves and something bad happens. It's always some unfamiliar button that gets touched unintentionally. Look over the remote for things like MUTE, Multi-CH, Tape.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
some surround sounds do not put out loud sounds except from the front speakers only. Try using different inputs to see if it makes a difference.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
The center setting is set to small. I have read the manual twice. The dialog when the volume is at a maximum level is noisy, but can still make out the dialog, no crackling, heaving hissing. (note only the center speaker is plugged in, and all other speakers are left disconnected so that I can only analyze the behavior of the center channel output). I am trying to narrow the issue down to a bad relay or more than likely a burned out transistor(s) or a capacitor.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
hello there 2 transistor 1 for the right channel and 1 for the left first thing 2 do is a visual check in good light check for any burn't part or any bulging capacitors if everythink looks ok then check underneath the board for dry joints if then you will need a mulitmeter to start testing components
Posted on May 15, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks - i'm gonna hv to take in in for the experts as i couldnt see anything visually."
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