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post #2431 of 2589
I have lost the center channel on my receiver. I know the speaker and wire is ok because it gives sound when connected to a front channel. I tried unplugging and restarting to no avail. I also did a reset and still nothing. Is this something anyone else has had happen? I am in Greensboro, NC.
I am wondering if I need to take it in for service and should I use Onkyo only or would a local shop be able to handle this. Are there any other things I can try to get it working?
post #2432 of 2589
Hi all,

Having recently got a s-hand 607 I'm playing around with some of the many settings it offers over my old Yami. The only reason I changed to the 607 is I wanted to run a Zone 2 in the kitchen / conservatory which the Yami can't.

I also bought a pair of Mordaunt Short 914's for the Zone 2. After playing around with them in the shop I was happy enough to buy but now I have it set up at home am feeling that the bass is very poor in Zone 2. I think we had them connected as main L&R in the shop and they sounded fine. Now they're on the Zone 2 channels the bass is too weak. I've played around with the speaker setup and am actually getting almost too much bass in the living room with a 5.1 setup comprising Bose cubes and a powered Yami sub.

My question is - how can I increase bass frequencies to the Zone 2 speakers?

thanks in advance,
Paul
post #2433 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by new666uk View Post

Hi all,
Having recently got a s-hand 607 I'm playing around with some of the many settings it offers over my old Yami. The only reason I changed to the 607 is I wanted to run a Zone 2 in the kitchen / conservatory which the Yami can't.
I also bought a pair of Mordaunt Short 914's for the Zone 2. After playing around with them in the shop I was happy enough to buy but now I have it set up at home am feeling that the bass is very poor in Zone 2. I think we had them connected as main L&R in the shop and they sounded fine. Now they're on the Zone 2 channels the bass is too weak. I've played around with the speaker setup and am actually getting almost too much bass in the living room with a 5.1 setup comprising Bose cubes and a powered Yami sub.
My question is - how can I increase bass frequencies to the Zone 2 speakers?
thanks in advance,
Paul

Try running the audyssey setup to get the equalizer right. It is probably set up for the living space of whoever you acquired it from..
post #2434 of 2589
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Originally Posted by afntrn56 View Post

I have lost the center channel on my receiver. I know the speaker and wire is ok because it gives sound when connected to a front channel. I tried unplugging and restarting to no avail. I also did a reset and still nothing. Is this something anyone else has had happen? I am in Greensboro, NC.

I am wondering if I need to take it in for service and should I use Onkyo only or would a local shop be able to handle this. Are there any other things I can try to get it working?

Go into the settings and make sure it is enabled.
post #2435 of 2589
Thanks crakarjax.

I didn't know that the audyssey applied to the zone 2 speakers. I'll have a play over the weekend and report back.

thanks
post #2436 of 2589
Update - I've re run audyssey but it doesn't appear to send the audio pulse to the zone 2 speakers, just the 5.1 in the living room. Any other suggestions on what I could try?

thanks
post #2437 of 2589
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Originally Posted by new666uk View Post

Update - I've re run audyssey but it doesn't appear to send the audio pulse to the zone 2 speakers, just the 5.1 in the living room. Any other suggestions on what I could try?
thanks
I was referring to the "too much bass" 5.1 issue you mentioned when I suggested running audyssey. Have you played around in the setup menu and looked for zone 2 settings, or read the appropriate section of the manual? I haven't used zone 2 but I think there should be some sort of equalizer settings for it.
post #2438 of 2589
I have an Onkyo TX-SR607 MDD/MDC/MDF that will no longer power on. When I plug it in, the standby light comes on. When I hit the ON/STANDBY button, I hear a relay click and then 1 second later I hear another click and the standby light begins flashing. I believe this is the Onkyo Protect Mode.

The initial failure occurred when I was watching a movie through the receiver and heard a loud pop from the receiver. The standby light began flashing. After looking around I noticed that a speaker plug had been partially unplugged from the RIGHT-FRONT speaker. Possibly the plus shorted to the negative?

I have begun troubleshooting and repair of the problem. I obtained a TX-SR607 Service Manual (http://www.hifiengine.com/manuals/onkyo/tx-sr607.shtml). All fuses are intact. Thus far I have determined that R6071 (82 ohm) failed open, R6101 (.22 ohm) failed open, Q6051 (2SC5242) failed short, Q6061 (2SA1962) failed short, and Q6011 (2SC1740S) failed. I replaced all of these parts. I also replaced Q6031 and Q6041 due to suggestion on page 137 #5 in the TX-SR705 Onkyo service manual since it is a similar unit and the service manual seems more complete (http://www.scribd.com/doc/34289802/Onkyo-TX-SR705-Service-Manual). I then verified R6081, R6091, R6021, R6071, and C6041 were all intact and the still the right value. Everything I have found seems to be localized in the RIGHT-FRONT amplifier chain.

I adjusted all idling adjustment resistors counter-clockwise to go through the procedure to reset the idling current, but the receiver still clicks on and then 1 second later clicks off with the StandyBy light flashing, so there must be something else beyond the RIGHT-FRONT amp chain that has failed.

I am still holding out that there is just one or two more simple things to overcome to fix this issue. My cheapness and my sense that I *should* be able to find and fix this problem are keeping me from just buying a new receiver. I have fixed the obvious and now just need a little guidance as to where to look next.

I think my next step will likely be to try and determine which part of the protection circuitry is causing the unit to trip off. There is a VOLH line that comes from the output stages as well as IPROTECT which is over current protection. My issue is the receiver doesn't stay on long enough to really make any measurements.

Thanks for your help.

- Doug
post #2439 of 2589
Doug, in your post I did not see that you have tried a factory reset after you replaced all the parts. Here is the info:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1136584/the-official-onkyo-tx-sr607-thread/1110#post_17361730
post #2440 of 2589
Thanks for the response.

You are correct, I hadn't tried the reset. However, it did not change my situation. Right now, when I power up, I get no display, it just immediately clicks and the standby light begins to flash. The only way I can get a display is to press the Zone 2 button. I am thinking there are still some failed parts somewhere, but I am not sure where to look beyond the RIGHT-FRONT channel. Thanks.

- Doug
post #2441 of 2589
Thanks crakarjax.

Re running audessey helped with the too much bass in zone 1 problem. There doesn't appear to be anything in the menu or manual to apply any sort of DSP to zone 2.

Might need to look into a seperate powered amp in series to the MS914's in zone 2 to balance things out or a seperate stereo amp.

thanks
new666uk
post #2442 of 2589
Audyssey is not applied to other than the main zone. Generally only the upper level Onkyo models include Bass/Treble controls for Zone 2.
post #2443 of 2589
My TX-SR607 HDMI ports have died about six months out of warranty. At first it was just one input that stopped working, now it seems they're all dead including the HDMI output. Everything else seems to be working OK.

It seems replacing the HDMI PC board might be a likely candidate for replacement (thanks for the service manual link Doug).

Has anyone located a source for this board?

Thanks.
post #2444 of 2589
Found one on eBay, $70. The part number is BCHDM-0063. The seller seems to be doing a brisk business repairing these boards (somehow).
post #2445 of 2589
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Originally Posted by 6sj7gt View Post

Found one on eBay, $70. The part number is BCHDM-0063. The seller seems to be doing a brisk business repairing these boards (somehow).
Thx, for future reference!
post #2446 of 2589
The replacement board works fine, and the seller will refund $15 if you send him your old board. You have to pay for shipping though.

The seller goes by the name audiovideo410. He doesn't have any 607 boards for sale at the moment but it seems as though HDMI boards is all he does.

It's easy to replace. I reset the microprocessor after replacement but I am not certain it was necessary to do that.
Edited by 6sj7gt - 7/19/12 at 8:32am
post #2447 of 2589
I'm doing a lot of googling on this and searching the web, but I was hoping some experts here might be able to help me out.

My SR607, which was working fine yesterday, today, will no longer send HDMI video out to either my TV or my projector. I've replaced HDMI cables, unplugged/powered everything off, tried different power-on orders, etc.

Am I to assume that my HDMI board has failed or are there any other miracle fixes I can try before I have to contemplate an expensive repair or trashing it?

Sound works fine of course, the issue is definitely in passing the HDMI video out from the receiver to my TV or projector.

Would love some help, this is very frustrating as I touched nothing at all, it just literally decided to stop working overnight.
post #2448 of 2589
My setup -

TX-SR607
Sony BluRay Player
Windows 7 Pro 64bit MCE Dual 3GHz 8GB, Radeon HD6450, BluRay Drive, Twin Freeview HD Tuners
Pioneer Kuro KRV32L
AE1 EVO LCR (LR Biamped), JBL Control 1 Surr.
All kit connected via short-run HDMI cables, no DVI adapters.

After three years of happy motoring, now getting problems with the 607's HDMI board.

First symptom - on-screen display stopped functioning.
Next symptom - amp takes a very long time to fnd a satisfactory HDMI input, and carry audio. Sometimes passes video but not audio. This causes the MCE to think that no valid audio device is connected to the HDMI output. The amp can sometimes take five power cycles to see the input. This is the same with the BluRay player.
Another related symptom has been that randomly the wrong LiySync delay value is applied or is bypassed.

I've been in touch with Genserve. Being located in North East London we've worked out that a full replacement of the HDMI board (only available from Germany) would cost all-in with couriers, £250.

This in my opinion is not worth it. I've seen similar spec amps from Sony for around the £200 mark from certain retailers ( STR-DH820 (STRDH820, STRDH820.CEK) : TV & home cinema : Sony ). Anyone know how the sound compares?

I'm a little peeved that the board has failed. the majority of the heat that comes from the 607, even after running it hard and loud, comes from the HDMI board - to hot to touch at the end of the day. My amp has always had good ventilation and even air-conditioning. It would seem that the chipset on the board gets very hot.Maybe this is a design fault, where they should have fitted GPU / CPU style heatsinks?

Any advice on who best to approach at Onkyo would be great as well.

Ta.

AWS
post #2449 of 2589
has anyone got the 607 working with an lg 497h dvd/hdd recorder over hdmi ? all i get is a blue screen when i try this. everything else works fine through the 607 ( ps3/xbox/sky all on hdmi) although the 497 works fine if i plug directly to the tv
post #2450 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by hairysoundman View Post

My setup -

TX-SR607

After three years of happy motoring, now getting problems with the 607's HDMI board.

I'm a little peeved that the board has failed. the majority of the heat that comes from the 607, even after running it hard and loud, comes from the HDMI board - to hot to touch at the end of the day. My amp has always had good ventilation and even air-conditioning. It would seem that the chipset on the board gets very hot.Maybe this is a design fault, where they should have fitted GPU / CPU style heatsinks?

Any advice on who best to approach at Onkyo would be great as well.
 

 

All these higher-powered amps (without fans) get way too hot for my tastes ... and heat kills ... think about PC or car.

 

I've had a Antec Veris unit on my 607 since day one. Instead of "too hot to touch" keeps it cool/luke-warm. My old Panasonic amp HAS a fan, but it only comes on when volume is way up so I added a PC fan to top (works fine).

 

I think the newer Onkyo year series amps have fans now.

 

Bottom line ... whether you fix that one or get a new one (whatever make/model) ... if it doesn't have a internal fan, install one externally.

 

Same advice applies to DVRs or anything else.

post #2451 of 2589
So I have had my receiver for 2+ years without problem. When I was starting to watch TV the other day, I heard static out of the front right speaker. The static increased in intensity over 5 minutes and then the receiver shut off. This happened repeatedly. Wires seemed ok. I disconnected that speaker for another and still heard the static. Then, I just started watching TV without a front right speaker. It was going ok, and then the receiver would shut off after 5-10 minutes. This kept happening.

Do I just need to get a new receiver?
post #2452 of 2589
HEY FELLAZ!


i signed up just to ask you guys this


can i play my ps3 and listen to music with a different source? for example i have aux wire hooked up to the portal source infront of the reciever, but when i do this the audio is ther the video is not !

please help!
post #2453 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by onkyoKURD View Post

HEY FELLAZ!
i signed up just to ask you guys this
can i play my ps3 and listen to music with a different source? for example i have aux wire hooked up to the portal source infront of the reciever, but when i do this the audio is ther the video is not !
please help!

Connect the "different source" to an AUDIO-ONLY input like CD ... it's suppose to work.

 

To use it, select PS3 ... then select CD if you want.

post #2454 of 2589
@tesla thank you for replying!

yes! i did this also, it didn't work for some strange reason, i don't know why but when i went to the "aux" source on the reciever that was the only time the audio came out of my iphone, no ps3 picture!

the other sources you suggested did have video but no audio from my iphon!


cool.gif sucks! is not a necessity, i was just trying it out



THANKS FOR REPLING ONCE AGAIN!wink.gif
post #2455 of 2589
Hey guys... I'm new to the thread but an old timer when it comes to Onkyo... I have now owned 4 Onkyo's, my first being in the 90's. I bought my 607 back in 2010 from HH Gregg and payed way too much for it. LOL. I have loved every minute of it. Knock on wood, have yet to have any issues. Originally the 607 was purchased to serve as my main HT receiver but has been moved upstairs to my wifes main viewing room (living room setup) as I replaced the 607 with an NR709 in March. My setup on the 607 looks like the following:

Onkyo TX-SR607
Zenith 50" plasma
Samsung SMT-H3272 DVR Controller
Sony BDP-S590 Blu Ray player
Kenwood 5.1 Surround Sound speakers from a HTIB setup... these will eventually get replaced with Polk RC85i in-walls and a Polk PSW-10 sub from downstairs but it works for now
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Audyssey is not applied to other than the main zone. Generally only the upper level Onkyo models include Bass/Treble controls for Zone 2.

The SR607 does have Zone 2 tone controls JD... wouldn't you consider that bass/treble control?

Does anyone else find the powered zone 2 setting hard to find and extremely difficult to turn on? I just want a simple button but the 607 is not so simple in those regards...

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Originally Posted by tibor75 View Post

So I have had my receiver for 2+ years without problem. When I was starting to watch TV the other day, I heard static out of the front right speaker. The static increased in intensity over 5 minutes and then the receiver shut off. This happened repeatedly. Wires seemed ok. I disconnected that speaker for another and still heard the static. Then, I just started watching TV without a front right speaker. It was going ok, and then the receiver would shut off after 5-10 minutes. This kept happening.
Do I just need to get a new receiver?

I definitely think your issue is a fixable one and it shouldn't be too difficult or expensive to fix. Whether you should just get a new one is based on your income level, knowledge of small electronics, willingness/desire to learn about/figure out/FIX the issue. There could also be a lot (or a little) time involved. Some peoples time is worth more to them than that receiver might be. If it were mine, I would fix it. Others might pass and sell it AS-IS on ebay or here to someone who can/will fix the issue and cut their losses. Then there is also the fact that you might just want to UPGRADE from the 607, making it worth less. So do some "soul searching" (lol if you can call it that) and figure out whats right for you. Basically figure out what its MONETARY value is to you (A), then figure out its monetary investment to get it fixed (B). If B is greater than A, I would sell it and cut your losses.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

All these higher-powered amps (without fans) get way too hot for my tastes ... and heat kills ... think about PC or car.

I've had a Antec Veris unit on my 607 since day one. Instead of "too hot to touch" keeps it cool/luke-warm. My old Panasonic amp HAS a fan, but it only comes on when volume is way up so I added a PC fan to top (works fine).

I think the newer Onkyo year series amps have fans now.

Bottom line ... whether you fix that one or get a new one (whatever make/model) ... if it doesn't have a internal fan, install one externally.

Same advice applies to DVRs or anything else.

I'm VERY interested in doing this to a NUMBER of components I have... can you elaborate on how you did it? PM would be fine or a link if you have a write up. I would LOVE to see pics as well if you have any.
Edited by ten8yp - 9/10/12 at 2:00pm
post #2456 of 2589
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Originally Posted by ten8yp View Post

I'm VERY interested in doing this to a NUMBER of components I have... can you elaborate on how you did it? PM would be fine or a link if you have a write up. I would LOVE to see pics as well if you have any.

Let me know if you need any more explaination than this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1149887/panasonic-sa-he200-avr-overload#post_22307050

 

Would easily work on 607. Also, Antec Veris Cooler is pretty cheap. There are website specializing in AV cooling (for cabinets, hidden, etc.) . Buy from them or just get ideas. It's really not much different than PC cooling.

post #2457 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by ten8yp View Post

Hey guys... I'm new to the thread but an old timer when it comes to Onkyo... I have now owned 4 Onkyo's, my first being in the 90's. I bought my 607 back in 2010 from HH Gregg and payed way too much for it. LOL. I have loved every minute of it. Knock on wood, have yet to have any issues. Originally the 607 was purchased to serve as my main HT receiver but has been moved upstairs to my wifes main viewing room (living room setup) as I replaced the 607 with an NR709 in March. My setup on the 607 looks like the following:
Onkyo TX-SR607
Zenith 50" plasma
Samsung SMT-H3272 DVR Controller
Sony BDP-S590 Blu Ray player
Kenwood 5.1 Surround Sound speakers from a HTIB setup... these will eventually get replaced with Polk RC85i in-walls and a Polk PSW-10 sub from downstairs but it works for now

Hi,

I've got a similar setup to you and I was hoping you'd be able to give me some advice! I used to have a PS3, which I have now replaced with a Sony BDP-S490.

I'm in the process of setting up the Listening Modes for the DBP-S490, but I keep getting confused as to what I'm supposed to do (and also if I need to change any output settings on the S490). What's making me think I haven't done it correctly is that I always see PCM MULTI CH HDMI when watching a blu-ray, rather than say DD TrueHD, DTS etc.

Thanks.
post #2458 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by m0ns00n View Post

Hi,
I've got a similar setup to you and I was hoping you'd be able to give me some advice! I used to have a PS3, which I have now replaced with a Sony BDP-S490.
I'm in the process of setting up the Listening Modes for the DBP-S490, but I keep getting confused as to what I'm supposed to do (and also if I need to change any output settings on the S490). What's making me think I haven't done it correctly is that I always see PCM MULTI CH HDMI when watching a blu-ray, rather than say DD TrueHD, DTS etc.
Thanks.

That could be caused by several things... could be a receiver setup issue or possibly the setup menu in the BluRay player.

In the Sony BDP (if its like my 590) the audio setup menu should have a setting where you can change the output to AUTO where the player will change according to what capability the disc has. Its in the setup menu and fairly easy to find/fix.

Then, if that still doesn't fix it, on the Onkyo receiver you should be able to set the HDMI input to change accordingly. Setup button, option 5 (Listening Mode), select which source youre adjusting, then select the mode you would like. Thats the manual way of doing it. Personally, I like it to auto change better than the receiver having to adjust the sound output itself. For instance, my cable box changes the sound mode at about every diff commercial because they are all recorded differently. In multi channel sound output sources (BluRay, DVD etc) I have my outputs set to play in Dolby Digital as a default but I constantly change it based on the show/movie I'm watching. (For instance, my wife likes the All Channel Stereo mode better than the others when she watches tv, particularly her singing shows like American Idol and The Voice.) The SR-607 is much more limited when it comes to modes than my NR-709, which I use several diff kinds of THX processing on, but for a secondary living room style setup I love the 607 and the sources I have on it.

You said you have a similiar setup, you do have an Onkyo receiver dont you? If not then I wont be much help as I'm very inexperienced on any other kinds of receivers and they have a whole different method for sound mode settings.
Edited by ten8yp - 9/26/12 at 6:51am
post #2459 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by ten8yp View Post

That could be caused by several things... could be a receiver setup issue or possibly the setup menu in the BluRay player.
In the Sony BDP (if its like my 590) the audio setup menu should have a setting where you can change the output to AUTO where the player will change according to what capability the disc has. Its in the setup menu and fairly easy to find/fix.
Then, if that still doesn't fix it, on the Onkyo receiver you should be able to set the HDMI input to change accordingly. Setup button, option 5 (Listening Mode), select which source youre adjusting, then select the mode you would like. Thats the manual way of doing it. Personally, I like it to auto change better than the receiver having to adjust the sound output itself. For instance, my cable box changes the sound mode at about every diff commercial because they are all recorded differently. In multi channel sound output sources (BluRay, DVD etc) I have my outputs set to play in Dolby Digital as a default but I constantly change it based on the show/movie I'm watching. (For instance, my wife likes the All Channel Stereo mode better than the others when she watches tv, particularly her singing shows like American Idol and The Voice.) The SR-607 is much more limited when it comes to modes than my NR-709, which I use several diff kinds of THX processing on, but for a secondary living room style setup I love the 607 and the sources I have on it.
You said you have a similiar setup, you do have an Onkyo receiver dont you? If not then I wont be much help as I'm very inexperienced on any other kinds of receivers and they have a whole different method for sound mode settings.

Yeah, I have an Onkyo receiver. My setup is as follows:

  • Onkyo TX-SR607
  • Pioneer PDP-LX5090
  • Sky+ HD
  • Sony BDP-S490 Blu-ray Player
  • XBOX 360
  • Apple TV (3rd Gen)
  • Wii
  • KEF KHT2005 5.1 Surround Speaker (with Kube 2)

I have tried adjusting the listening modes, but it still always seems to say MULTI CH. How is it I set it to auto? I may be missing something obvious here!
post #2460 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by m0ns00n View Post


Yeah, I have an Onkyo receiver. My setup is as follows:
  • Onkyo TX-SR607
  • Sony BDP-S490 Blu-ray Player
I have tried adjusting the listening modes, but it still always seems to say MULTI CH. How is it I set it to auto? I may be missing something obvious here!

 

Inside the Sony BDP-S490 own setup menus itself (not Onkyo)... be sure it's set to output HD audio Bitstream over HDMI. If it's like my Panasonic BD player ... if it says something about "Secondary Audio" keep that off.

 

As for Listening Modes for the Sony BDP-S490, map them like this:

Dolby Digital True HD = Dolby Digital True HD

DTS HD Master Audio = DTS HD Master Audio

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