Originally Posted by variableloudness
I am still waiting to hear how others more so knowledgeable than myself would react to the initial problem I reported. Would you send it in for repair?
Figured I would answer myself and pass along the info to everyone. I understand the possible apprehension providing an opinion on this matter. I actually appreciate the prudence.
I called and spoke to a very nice person at Pioneer and what they had to say was very interesting. I learned the following. My speakers are very suspect. As speakers get older they go down in ohm rating or in other words their impedance degrades. Admittedly the issue could be a precautionary low frequency response from the analog conveyed CD source, so the tech recommended that I set the "LFE" (LFE Attenuation) to -10 to curb a possible low frequency source issue.
The good (GREAT!) news is that the issue is most likely not any cause for alarm. Very doubtful. These amps are VERY sensitive to impedance and it is FAR more likely that one or more of my speakers has decayed or degraded to an unacceptable impedance level. I know this is a fact because of how I have observed speakers and their cabinets falling apart after 20 or so years of use. Those so so Sonys I am using for my surround speakers replaced some old Bose 401s that fell apart.
I now have a reason to go speaker shopping. One I am certain my wife will more than support...NOT!
any recommendations for front and back speakers as I already have a new sub and surround speakers?
Man, I WISH that I could afford some truly decent speakers, It's a bit embarrassing to admit I am using what I am. Reality is, these are TOUGH times.