Originally Posted by 1953
1. Triple check ALL conections, including speaker connection at the AVR and at each speaker.
.......Look for touching bare wire or cross wiring.
.......Look for damaged speaker wire and power cords/connections
2 Disconnect then reconnect ALL cable and wiring. Reconnect carefully. Ensure all power is off.
3. Disconnect your DVD player then try to reproduce the error with another video source.
4. Try another DVD player.
First off, thanks for the response, Louisp. It definitely helped me out.
So, Ok... I checked every connection. all the speaker wire was brand new and I was using bananna plugs to connect to the recvr. unplugged, disconnected, double checked, and reconnected everything. turn recvr on and test at same scene... same result. ok, so I start unplugging speakers one at a time. pull a speaker, test, same result, pull another speaker, test, etc... Until I get to the center channel, which of course is the last speaker. I pull it and test... recvr keeps going. I plug all the speakers back in except for the center, test... recvr keeps going. I test all the way upto 90... no probs. Ok, so the center channel speaker is in the ceiling, maybe it got damaged somewhere, so I run a new wire across the room to test. I plug in the center and test... recvr goes dead! grrrrr...
Ok, so now I decide maybe it's the speaker (brand new primus c25, better not be the speaker!) so I plug in my old POS 6 ohm yamaha center (which I'm fairly sure is blown.) I test... No prob. Upto 90 noprob... doesn't sound great, but no prob.
Great... So now I've narrowed it down.
It's either a speaker setting that isn't meshing with my C25 or there's a cross somewhere In
the c25 itself. I'm going to pull the back plate off to see if it might be and easy fix (loose wire at the terminal) and play around with the center channel setup in the config. Worst case scenario the center goes back and I trade up for c350, I guess!
any other speaker setup related suggestions I might try?