Click here: http://audio.manualsonline.com/manua...er/vsx406.html
The Pioneer VSX-406 is a Dolby Pro Logic A/V receiver, with 80 watts x 4 channels (80 watts for each of the 2 front main channels, 80 watts for the center channel and 80 watts for the 2 surround channels). So there is about 40 watts for each surround channel.
The VSX-406 is a 1996 model receiver (hence the last digit of it's model #).
The THD for the Main/Center/Surround is 0.8%.
The rated frequency response (Full-Power Bandwidth) is 40hz-20khz (no + or -db mentioned, but I'll say about 0.5db for that range).
The MM Phono S/N (db, A-Wtd.) is 75db.
It's got 2 video inputs.
The tuner section is pretty decent.
The weight is 16 lbs.
The list price was $310 U.S. dollars. (1996)
The price now that you can get it, is $60 or below.
Note: Connect both surround speakers to obtain sound coming from them.
The amplifier section of this thing is actually *rated* at 100w x2 in Stereo. Since no one in their right mind could have any real use for Pro-Logic anymore, this actually makes a really solid 2 channel stereo receiver. When I first received it, it was actually given to me as part of a custom powered subwoofer setup where the Pio was purely being used as a mono subwoofer amp. I got rid of most of the vintage Sony equipment I had with that setup and one day decided to dust this guy off and see how it handled as a spare 2 channel amp. It sounds fantastic with a Bose Acoustimass 3 Series IV. Good enough, in fact, that it's all I've got connected to my Samsung 46C9000 TV. I always forget to turn it off, so it's on about 90 percent of the time even after all these years, and I've not had a lick of trouble with it. My only complaint is the lackluster speaker connections, which tend to break when used with thick cables or banana plugs.
If you've got one of these laying around you were thinking of tossing out, give it a chance, it might surprise you.
I have the same receiver that a friend gave me. When it powers up, the display says, "Muting" and no matter which button or selector I press, after a few seconds, the display will go back to "muting". What gives? I don't have a manual, so I don't know how to correct this. Please help. Thanks.