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Unable to connect speaker wires to back of Sherwood 5502 receiver (no way to get them toi stay in)

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    What gauge of wire are you using?

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If you unscrew the red and black knobs a few turns you will expose a small hole that is drilled through each post. Insert the twisted bare wire end into the appropriate hole and tighten the black or red knob to secure it.

Or get connectors as in this article...

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-gtpAzL9W1OZ/learn/learningcenter/home/speakers_wire.html

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Pull the sherwood power cord from the wall for 20 minutes. On the back of sherwood, check all cables and make sure they are in the correct places. Check speaker wires and make sure they are connected. 1)After 20 minutes, turn power on to sherwood. 2) select an input (radio, cd, etc.) 3) Push play. 4) Turn volume to desired level.

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I have been having my receiver for over 1 year now and just yesterday when I turned it on, within 5 secs ,the receiver turns off. I cannot get it to stay on.......Any suggestions......


most likely reason could be a short in one of the speaker wire at the connector. Check each speaker connection one by one. If this is not the cause then most likely the power supply is cutting off. The unit may still be under warranty if only one year old. Contact your local Sherwood support outlet.

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I do not know how to hook up the speakers to the back of a sherwood RX-5502


You untighten those connections, i mean really untighten them then you will see that there is a whole that you can feed your wires into once you have unscrewed those inputs far enough.

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I cant get my speaker wires into the back of the receiver


Have you tried makeing sure that the latches, if any, are released or checking if there is something blocking the place where you insert them?

Apr 03, 2012 | Sherwood RX-5502 Receiver

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When power is turned on, standby light comes on normally, but in any playing mode, the receiver switches off and the standby light flashes.


It looks like this is a common problem with a lot of the Sherwood Receivers. I've had the same problem with my R-125RDS for a while now. Finally hit on solution today by replacing a power transistor. The transistor in question is not on the power amp board but instead screwed to the chassis and wired to the mainboard. I believe it is part of the output short protection circuit. In my case the component was a 2SD2059 (silicon NPN 100V,5A) replaced by equivalent 2SD1407. The transistor seems to run pretty warm so I guess this is why they ultimately fail after a few years.

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Hello, I have a Sherwood RX-5502 and currently have a pair of 8Ohm speakers hooked up to the SPEAKER A terminals. Can I hook up a pair of 4Ohm speakers to the SPEAKER B terminals without issue from...


The statement on page 7 might allow enough wiggle room for a single pair of 4-ohm speakers used alone. Procede with caution and don't try to blow the walls down with them. Monitor for excessive heat or strain and if it clips or self-protects back off.

http://www.sherwoodusa.com/pdf/RX-5502(A).pdf





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I would like to connect my powered subwoofer (Atlantic Technology model 212 SB) to my Sherwood RX5502 receiver. Unfortunately, the receiver has no subwoofer outputs, only speaker outputs, and the...


Cables between sources and compatible units rarely need to be physically modified.

Register and download the manuals for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Sherwood-RX-5502-Receivers-manual/id/3124dj384/t/2/

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Atlantic-Technology-212-SB-Subwoofers-manual/id/866dj197/t/2/

Splicing headphone outputs designed for nominal 8-ohm impedance speakers to a 47K-ohm (typical) RCA load is not a good idea but it might work on the Sherwood because this receiver does not automatically silence your other speakers when the headphone jack is installed.

There is NO other volume-controlled output to choose. Try it.

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SHERWOOD RECEIVER 6108. I don't have the remote. Are some funtions only available by using the remote? When I plug it in I have standby mode but no florescent display, when I press the audio button on...


Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads by refusing to turn on or stay on.


Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.


You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.


If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.


If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.


Check for loose speaker connections as a root cause for intermittent shutdown.

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Sherwood RX-5502 receiver - get no sound.. checked polarity - OK... replaced speaker wire - OK... checked speakers on another device - OK.... tried phono and tuner and cd player - no sound with any........


Hi,

After doing all this troubleshooting on your receiver, Check if master volume on the surround levels are too low. Adjust master and surround level.

There may aIso incorrect selection of the input source. Select the correct input source.

If after doing this the problem still continue, it means the sound ic in the receiver is damage. the sound ic brings out the sounds from the receiver. You will have to open the receiver to locate the sound ic in the receiver and use the multimeter to read capacitors and change the damage ones.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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Power cuts off after 2 seconds after stereo start button is pressed


Disconnect your speaker wire's from your receiver, and then turn the receiver on.

If your receiver cuts off with the speakers disconnected, there is something wrong with your receiver, and take your Sherwood receiver to a qualified reputable technician.

If your receiver stays on with the speakers disconnected, their is a short circuit either in your speakers wires, or in your speakers. Make sure your speaker wires are pushed all the way in the speaker terminals in the back of the receiver, and do not leave no naked speaker wires exposed. If you have too long of bare speaker wires exposed at the receiver's speaker terminal, or at the speaker's terminals, they could touch each other, and cause the receiver to cut off. If the speaker wires are OK, then you may have a short circuit in your speakers.

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