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Kenwood 107VR rec and No vol from Sub Output w/ menu Opt On

I have an older Kenwood 107VR receiver and it has been working without any issues. Recently my power subwoofer that I have connected to the Subwoofer pre-out RCA connector on the back of the connector does not appear to be putting out a signal. I have verified the Sub On selction is on from the menu selction for those modes that would use the Sub Out. I also verified that the volume for the Sub is at +2db from the menu. I have connected the Sub woofer to the Tape 2 Monitor Out just to verify the Sub woofer is operational and it is. Does this mean the Sub Out channel on the receiver is bad? Is there an internal fuse within the unit that may have blown that can be repaired? If so, do you have any guidance as to what to repair / replace?

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In the setup menu are the speakers set to large or small? On some receivers if you have it set to large all the bass is directed to the right-left fronts.
On my pioneer receiver if the speakers are set to large the sub-pre-out only works if the receiver is in a surround mode, if its in stereo mode and the speakers are set to large the sub-pre-out is dead. If the speakers are set to small the sub-pre-out works all the time.
Also, some receivers won't send a signal to the sub-pre-out if there is no LFE discreet signal info from the dolby digital or dts bitstreem.
For example I have several older dvd's that light up the L C R SL SR icons on my receiver, but don't light up the LFE icon. I have other older dvd's that just light up the L and R icons meaning they are only recorded in stereo like a vhs tape recorded in dolby surround.
In my basement I also have a kenwood dolby digital receiver.
I've noticed that when a dvd only lights up the left and right icons the pioneer will automatically switch to dolby pro logic surround. The kenwood will only send the signal to the left and right fronts (stereo). If I manually switch it (kenwood) to dolby pro logic I'll get sound from all the speakers just like the pioneer, but it does'nt do it by itself.
Most receivers that have a tape monitor won't work in surround mode with the tape monitor on. The pioneer will let me use the tape monitor with dolby pro-logic but won't pass through a dolby digital signal with the monitor on.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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