okay, as always with my first posts. I always give a little bit of backstory lol
I am relatively still learning about home audio. I am more versed in high end Car Audio so I know a decent amount so. I bought this receiver about 4 years ago and this is the first time I had a problem with it. Now I know the $330 something dollars I paid for it, isn't the cream of the chop of receivers but I've heard for a while it was one of the best bang for the buck for DTS 7.1s at the time but I never had good speakers up until a few days ago. I got Definitive Audio sats because well,
I always heard great things about them for the money and I don't have the space for bookshelf's or a ton of money so I decided to just get these sats. They sound great to be honest, nice and crisp, Impactful, with decent treble but of course the mids are just boomy and not as punchy as I would like(like I heard on a pair of Mirages with top passive rads) but I will be the judge after I calibrate and have these break in. Now of course now have the issue of the unit shutting off at high volumes with a blinking red light. I called a shop, and the very knowledge tech told me it is either 2 things...
1. A leaky Output Transistor which he would need a flatrate of $200 plus $75 diag.
2. I need to do a proper calibration with a mic
Now I don't think I have the stock mic for this unit. I lost it years ago maybe? What mic can I use? Where do I get it? And what is the setup procedure? It would be my first time doing it.
One of my friends believes its the unit having an impedance issue and the calibration won't help but the technician also said that these DefTeks aren't really efficient speakers so this is bound to happen. I also don't wanna spend anywhere near $200 to fix a $350 dollar receiver. So its ludicrous to think I would ever do that. I would just buy something else, but is there a chance this could be fixed? One thing that doesn't make sense to me. Is... In surround mode even with the speakers disconnected, it will still shut off when I put the vol up. Now how could that be? With it not outputting any power to the surrounds?