Is it possible you are simply playing the center too loud for too long
I was playing all day and the next with the OPPO, CD's, SACD's etc in surround with 5 channels not loud,(too old) . No issues.
I had even calibrated with audussy which is loud no issues.
I forgot about the problem as I thought it was confined to the original amplifier.
That second evening with the loaner 3 channel amp put on the TV and within 5 minutes the surround amp was toast. While listening to below background level sound.
Of course, it is possible the amplifier is bad and it will be a quick fix
The original 5 channel blew yes, but when I incorporated different amplifiers, this was 5th different model actually since the fault and added surround, toast.
The original 5 channel has still not been incorporated since the initial fault occurred. As previously stated the 5 channel amp blew bypassing protection along with the speaker doa a costly repair.
I can confidently state it is not the 5 channel amp as there have been too many. It was not involved with this latest fault.
It has Something
to do with selecting surround, whether that be the the cable box, cables,processor, OR
To commsysman who wrote
t is pretty obvious that the speaker is shorting out after a period of operation and causing the amplifier to protect itself. There may be a breakdown occurring in the insulation of a voice coil.
I would get a new center speaker
Not so obvious to me, the speaker has been repaired and thoroughly tested. It has worked flawlessly for the past several years as have all other of this brand speakers over the 30+ years I have owned different generations of them without ever an issue.
I thought it a no brainier to replace the amp which is what I was in the process of doing when I connected for a 5 channel setup and have relayed the results.
It is not the amp and I do not believe it is the speaker either.
Actually everything audio in my system has performed without issue until this year, yet nothing has been added or changed in regards to cabling or components.
Cable company tomorrow,repair shop next week for processor and speaker, again.
I sure would like a different, (helpful) suggestion here, I am sick of this, it has been months.