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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-20-2004, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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HELP!!!! RCA Receiver sound cutting out.....

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Hoping that one of you guys can help me out here. I have RCA surround sound speakers and the digital receiver that hooks upto my big screen. The issue is that the sound keeps cutting out on it?? :( We've checked all the speakers and they are not blown...could it be a faulty receiver or a bad cable? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!

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Do all of your speakers cut out at the same time?
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-20-2004, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yes..they do. We've even tried just connecting it to the tv w/out the dvd and still cuts out.

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Sounds like the amp is going into protection. Ensure the ohm load of your speakers is compatible with the amplifier.
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ok...will check....

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It was purchased all together so the speakers match....we are soooo confused!!!!....So the digital cable is now working but the DVD cuts out about every 5 seconds....

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It could be the cable that goes from the system to the t.v. I had problems with one of the jacks on my t.v. I switched to one of the other jack points. (from video 3 to video 1) and I didn't have any problems. The only other thing that I can think It might be is a break in one of the speaker wires. If there is a break in one of the wires from getting pulled, hit, or chewed on by pets, that would unbalance the system and would causes it to cut out on occasion.
You could try setting it in 2 channel mode and see if something happens then.
Thats the only things that I acn think of.
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Normally, I would say the problem is that the receiver is an RCA, but I'll be technical here.

Check the wiring on the speakers for shorts -- is there any bare metal touching any grounding surfaces? Then, check the wiring on the speakers for closed loop shorts -- is there a "ding" in the cable that would cause both leads of the cable to directly connect?

Finally, try disconnecting each speaker one at a time to see if the speaker possibly has an internal short, of if there is a short or closed loop short within its respective wire. Disconnect the speakers from the RECEIVER end to test for bad cabling. Disconnect the speakers from the SPEAKER end to test for bad speakers.

If the receiver still does this after testing it, the receiver likely has an internal issue.

To test the receiver for internal problems, change the source and try it. If it doesn't cut out on for example, FM, then its not likely the receiver.

Try also connecting the DVD player to a different input and see if it still does it, if it only does it on the DVD player. There may be an issue on the line between the DVD player and receiver.

If you are using a single coaxial SPDIF cable (one RCA cable) to connect your receiver to your DVD player, try swapping that cable out. There may be an internal issue in that cable, or there may be interference nearby. Try also relocating the path the cable takes to the receiver.

This is the amount of jacks I have on my receiver:
http://www.leesvideo.com/fotos/AVR320.jpg

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Thats kind of what I said. But more technical. :D
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If it's new take it back and don't buy another RCA

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