Hello All.....wow it's been so long that i can't even remember what username i used here!
Having a problem with my STR-DA3ES receiver and I've surely done a ton of googling and searching around this site to learn what i can.
I suppose this first started about 2 months or so ago when I would notice the occasional "snap" from my speakers when watching a movie or whatever. I've never liked it but life is so busy i just ignored it.
About 2 or so weeks ago the snaps upgraded to POPs and they became more frequent.
Then last week I got my first taste of Protector mode in which it shuts down....and this happens right after i get a real nasty pop.
I did all the reading and have found that a very common issue with this is with my speakers and it's wiring. I guessed that the pops were coming from my surround speakers so two nights ago I disconnected them and went on to watch a movie with "wait and see" in my head. Nothing! Great no pops, no protector mode. Whelp.....last night i got pops and protector again.
So I know tonight I'm going to disconnect all of my speakers and see if the receiver goes into protect this way.....if so I guess it's off to the repair shop.
Questions though.....and please excuse my ignorance
When these replies to the issue say to not allow speaker wires to cross......this simply mean BARE wire correct??? I mean I my speaker wires are touching each other and all of my other cables like crazy....but I've never had an issue in the 13 years i've owned this system.
Would cutting fresh new splices on my speaker wire possibly help?
Also what is the deal with "speaker wire fragments" in my binding posts....i haven't checked for this yet but i'm not sure why this would really cause an issue?
**Anything anyone can recommend to me to try???? If a speaker or my receiver needs repair then so be it....but ideally I would like to isolate and identify the real problem.....if not find some way to fix it myself!
thanks much all