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post #2791 of 2825
Since u only use the front channels I think you could plug the kitchen speakers into the side surrounds... In the setup menu you can disable the surround speakers as needed. When you enable them you could use all channel stereo and get stereo sound in the kitchen is think. Downside is speakers in both rooms would all play at same time.
post #2792 of 2825
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

Since u only use the front channels I think you could plug the kitchen speakers into the side surrounds... In the setup menu you can disable the surround speakers as needed. When you enable them you could use all channel stereo and get stereo sound in the kitchen is think. Downside is speakers in both rooms would all play at same time.
Thanks for the idea, better than nothing. Is there any button on the remote for quick switching from surround to stereo? Or is there any way to set this up as a macro? If so, how do I do that?

Thank you very much for helping!
post #2793 of 2825
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Originally Posted by joq3 View Post


Thanks for the idea, better than nothing. Is there any button on the remote for quick switching from surround to stereo? Or is there any way to set this up as a macro? If so, how do I do that?

Thank you very much for helping!

Not a one button solution or macro, but just press the music button on the remote to cycle through the the music related surround modes.  All channel stereo is in there somewhere.

post #2794 of 2825
Hi all, new to this forum, joined out of frustration with my tx-sr706. I guess I'm having the much read about and dreaded HDMI failure issue and last night the tv went to snow and now no HDMI in our out works on this unit.

My question is, do any of you know if or what Onkyo has done in their newer receivers to prevent this issue?

I plan to have it repaired and I need to buy another receiver, but after this, Onkyo is mot my first choice.
post #2795 of 2825
Was wondering about connecting to amp and just using as preamp section..

Is this at all popular. and what are recommended amps perhaps?

I just purchased HSU package, that has VTF-15 subwoofer, and was wondering if my 706 will drive this system well?

any thoughts ,...thanks
post #2796 of 2825
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Originally Posted by jlm86 View Post

Was wondering about connecting to amp and just using as preamp section..

Is this at all popular. and what are recommended amps perhaps?

I just purchased HSU package, that has VTF-15 subwoofer, and was wondering if my 706 will drive this system well?

any thoughts ,...thanks

 

Your 706 amp section will have no problems with the HSU speakers.
post #2797 of 2825
Question on adding more power to current setup:

I have a chance to buy a lightly used Emotiva XPA-5 & UPA-2. Together, they would add 7 channels of power to my current rig. I have a 5.1 setup right now, with my mains bi-amped using the Rear Surround channels of the 706. My question is, would it be possible, using the preouts on the 706, to accommodate all 7 channels of power from the external amps, while using two channels of power per main speaker?

Basically, can I still bi-amp my mains using the preouts on the 706 that are intended for the Rear Surround channels? So essentially I would be using the XPA-5 amps to power the centre channel, the front left high, the front left low, the right front high and the right front low. Does the this make sense or would that bypass the x-over of the speaker? Then, the UPA-2 would be used for the L & R surround channels.

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post #2798 of 2825
So i stream some of these music concerts that have great audio quality, but appear to be only 2 channel on the audio track..
Very frustrating...


How can i pass this 2 channel audio through the DSP or programs to output to the subwoofer and make it sound good?

thanks
post #2799 of 2825
If you set it to stereo mode and your fronts are not set to large your sub should be outputting sound.
post #2800 of 2825
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Originally Posted by jlm86 View Post

Was wondering about connecting to amp and just using as preamp section..

Is this at all popular. and what are recommended amps perhaps?

I just purchased HSU package, that has VTF-15 subwoofer, and was wondering if my 706 will drive this system well?

any thoughts ,...thanks

I had my 706 connected to a Rotel RMB-1095 for ten years, and I was very happy with the setup. It is now functioning as both preamo and amplifier (the Rotel is on the shelf) with new Paradigm speakers, and it doesn't have the "punch" that the outboard amplifier gave it.
post #2801 of 2825
So, any chance of using the preouts of the SBL and SBR upfront for the L & R high (tweeter) channels? Has anyone ever done this before?
post #2802 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Jim Noble View Post

I had my 706 connected to a Rotel RMB-1095 for ten years, and I was very happy with the setup. It is now functioning as both preamo and amplifier (the Rotel is on the shelf) with new Paradigm speakers, and it doesn't have the "punch" that the outboard amplifier gave it.

I don't think the 706 has been out for 10 years. I believe it came out 4th quarter 08.

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Originally Posted by devo235 View Post

So, any chance of using the preouts of the SBL and SBR upfront for the L & R high (tweeter) channels? Has anyone ever done this before?

I don't think you can use the pre-outs. There is a passive bi-amping mode were the SB channels are redirected.
post #2803 of 2825
Hi to all. I'm new tonight. Please bear with me. I read a bunch of pages and I am hoping, I can get an answer here. I bought this thing about 3 1/2 yrs. ago. Brand new. It has always worked great until about may of this year. about a week after I switch from Direct TV to Dish. I'm hoping that was a coincidence. I'm running everything through HDMI. What happens is, I turn it on,and after about a couple minutes, the screen on the TV goes dark and no sound. It could be a couple of seconds, or, it could be as much as minutes! Usually, seconds though. Sometimes, only the audio goes out. If it happens too much or too long, I go over and give it a tap on the face of the unit and it clicks then comes back on! Once in a while, that's all. But sometimes this may last a while! Ideas??? I hate to get rid of it considering what I paid for it. Thanks for taking the time to read! Sbeamer
post #2804 of 2825
Sounds like maybe an hdmi issue. Next time try unplugging and re plugging in the hdmi cable or try twmporaruly using component connection and see if it happens with that as well.
post #2805 of 2825
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

Sounds like maybe an hdmi issue. Next time try unplugging and re plugging in the hdmi cable or try twmporaruly using component connection and see if it happens with that as well.

I'll give it a shot. Willing to try anything to save er.
post #2806 of 2825
Thanks SOOOO much, Primetimeguy! It was the hdmi cable. I've had this problem since May. About a week after I switched to Dish. I even got a different receiver from Dish and no difference. I was getting scared it was my beloved Onkyo. Other than this issue with the cable, mine has been almost perfect. I did have a switching issue a couple yrs ago. I called Onkyo, the tech went through a few things, and we ended up doing a re-something. Thanks again!
Sbeamer
post #2807 of 2825
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Originally Posted by sbeamer View Post

Thanks SOOOO much, Primetimeguy! It was the hdmi cable. I've had this problem since May. About a week after I switched to Dish. I even got a different receiver from Dish and no difference. I was getting scared it was my beloved Onkyo. Other than this issue with the cable, mine has been almost perfect. I did have a switching issue a couple yrs ago. I called Onkyo, the tech went through a few things, and we ended up doing a re-something. Thanks again!
Sbeamer

Glad you got it sorted out, enjoy!

post #2808 of 2825
I was programming a new universal remote, and this "Direct" button came up for the Onkyo TX-SR706 (automatically when I entered the model number in the Universal Remote's software).

So, I pressed it to see what it does since I have no "Direct" button on my original Onkyo RC-717M remote.

It put the 706 on the DVD source and turned multi-channel on, but no sound was playing. So, I swapped to CBL/SAT then back to DVD manually using the hard buttons on the front of the receiver and the multi-channel turned off.

I then went to Tuner and AUX modes and "Direct" is always lit on the front of the receiver now for these sources. None of the "Listening Mode" buttons work now (Movie/Music/Game/THX) for those two sources. The front of the receiver says "Not Available", it only does this on AUX and Tuner, and they are both analog.

How the heck do I turn off this "Direct" so I can use Listening Modes again on the TX-SR706? The owner's manual talks about Direct being a Listening Mode, but it does not tell how to turn it on or off.

Many thanks in advance.
post #2809 of 2825
I would think hitting the DIRECT button again would toggle it off. If not, I'd contact Onkyo.
post #2810 of 2825
Direct is just another listening mode. It should turn off by pressing any other listening mode button. Not sure why it is not working for you.
post #2811 of 2825
HDMI Issue

I realize that this issue had been discussed ad nauseam, and I apologize for bringing it up again. It seems that I have fallen victim to the HDMI failure that seems to plague some of the units. I have read and watched countless articles and videos that describe how to replace the capacitors, however, most describe having to replace 4 capacitors. I removed the HDMI board and found 4 on the top and 8 more on the bottom. The capacitors on the top are v1, 100, 4v. The ones on the bottom are v3, 100, 4v. Does anyone know if all of them need to be replaced? I would appreciate any assistance that you might be able to offer.
post #2812 of 2825
Well I must say, I'm proud to be here. My first receiver was a Sony STR-DA50ES,(15 years old n still works fine) which I was very pleased with. I wasn't even in the market for a new receiver, until my buddy happened to walk into a Goodwill store. He called me and had asked me look a model number for him. I told him it retailed for around 1700$. His response was, "cool, I think I'll get this one". I meet him at his house and saw what he got. He then told me he got it for 45.00$. It was a TX-SR905 I was stunned!!! He also mentioned that they had another and he was going back the next day to get for 35.00$. Well lets just say didn't. I DID!!! My first Onkyo was a TX-SR706 from Goodwill for frick'n 35$. Not to belittle my pride & joy, SonyES but this thing rocks. The upscaled video video and the HDMI inputs.....NICE! As far as sound comparison side by side pushing my Kenwood KL-888D. To be honest the old Sony went toe to toe in that aspect. But all the other...Onkyo!...except-I cannot get video to T.V. and then separate audio to speakers. That was one option I liked on my Ol-Lady...
post #2813 of 2825
I have had this receiver for about 4 years without any issues, until today. powered it up, came up just fine, have sound and picture to tv but I cannot change volume or power off the receiver, either with remote or button on front panel. None of the buttons are responding, it is basically stuck. I have upnlugged it for about 45 minutes, plugged it back in and same thing. it is STUCK! I have it unplugged right now, and hoping I can resolve this issue as this has been a great receiver!

EDIT: If I plug the Audyssey microphone in, It will bring up that screen... but still unable to get a response out of it at all.
Edited by enrayged - 8/31/13 at 3:44pm
post #2814 of 2825
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Originally Posted by enrayged View Post

I have had this receiver for about 4 years without any issues, until today. powered it up, came up just fine, have sound and picture to tv but I cannot change volume or power off the receiver, either with remote or button on front panel. None of the buttons are responding, it is basically stuck. I have upnlugged it for about 45 minutes, plugged it back in and same thing. it is STUCK! I have it unplugged right now, and hoping I can resolve this issue as this has been a great receiver!

EDIT: If I plug the Audyssey microphone in, It will bring up that screen... but still unable to get a response out of it at all.

Have you tried doing a factory reset. I don't recall the button combo for a reset, but it's in the owners manual.
post #2815 of 2825
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Originally Posted by garnuts View Post

Have you tried doing a factory reset. I don't recall the button combo for a reset, but it's in the owners manual.

yep, tried but without the buttons responding had no luck
post #2816 of 2825
All righty. My first question i'm sure you have all heard. It;s the ol-watch tv and listen to audio from another input question. Is this possible? If so, how?
Thanks.--
post #2817 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Jbiz74 View Post

All righty. My first question i'm sure you have all heard. It;s the ol-watch tv and listen to audio from another input question. Is this possible? If so, how?
Thanks.--

Hi Jbiz74, you can watch a video and select an audio (e.g Tuner or music source connected & assigned to TV/CD port - via optical, coaxial or analog).

- connect music source to "TV/CD" jack via optical, coaxial or RCA
- select your video input source (cable box)
- wait until the source video is playing
- on the remote, press "Receiver" button and then "TV/CD" or "AM" or "FM"
post #2818 of 2825
Ahhh, I see. Before I didn't have the 'HDMI Through" selected in settings. Was that the hiccup?
post #2819 of 2825
I forgot to thank you...I appreciate it.
post #2820 of 2825
Ok- I now, as I try to run my awkward setup, remember where I ran into my problem. I am running Audio signal via HDMI from my PC to Onkyo, and trying to send video (via HDMI or Optical) from PS3 to Onkyo. Should I just Bypass the receiver while running this setup and feed PS3 straight to TV?
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