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post #4291 of 5121
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Originally Posted by beastmode View Post

I'm having issues with it locking my ipod after a while...no sound but the display on the receiver reads that it's playing while the ipod screen goes black with a faint "pioneer" even after unplugging it. The ipod eventually unlocks so I recharge it and same thing...I have another pioneer receiver with an ipod hookup and no issues. Any suggestions?

I got the same problem. Does anyone know how to get this problem resolved? Thanks.
post #4292 of 5121
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Originally Posted by futsai View Post

I got the same problem. Does anyone know how to get this problem resolved? Thanks.

what version of ipod are you trying to use. The reason I ask is that the 1019 does not support all ipods. Also, did you connect using the directions in the user manual?
post #4293 of 5121
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Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post

what version of ipod are you trying to use. The reason I ask is that the 1019 does not support all ipods. Also, did you connect using the directions in the user manual?

I have an old ipod nano 4GB. It was working initially. After playing several songs, I tried to move to another playlist and select a new song. The receiver screen shows the song title and I played it but no sound. I have to power off/power on the receiver to make it play again.

I followed the ipod connection from manual and used the enclsed ipod cable.

Thank you.
post #4294 of 5121
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Originally Posted by futsai View Post

I have an old ipod nano 4GB. It was working initially. After playing several songs, I tried to move to another playlist and select a new song. The receiver screen shows the song title and I played it but no sound. I have to power off/power on the receiver to make it play again.

I followed the ipod connection from manual and used the enclsed ipod cable.

Thank you.

So things were working initially using your ipod. That's encouraging. What happens if you use the the gui on the tv to nav instead of the ipod? Also, make sure that your firmware for your nano is most current. Are you using the 1019 or the 919? Also, you may want to condider looking into the firmware upgrade for the 1019 that is being distributed by hkan. I don't know if that addresses any ipod issues, but its worth looking into.
post #4295 of 5121
Just purchased vsx 1019 and having difficulty setting it up. I purchased it strictly for my audio. I don't have it hooked to my tv so I am not using the GUI. So my big problem so far is that I have 1 pair of speakers in my den and one pairing room to B) The speakers in my den are working but the ones in my living room are not. When I use the speaker switch it only shows one pair of speakers

I tried using the MCACC but it always ends with "ERROR SR" (only with these speakers connected) not sure of what that means but I hear the test sounds through them when it runs the test.
I have reconnected the speakers 3 times with no luck.

I am starting to wish I didn't buy this receiver

I would appreciate any help anyone can give

Thanks
post #4296 of 5121
When I adjust the volume of my 1019 I've been getting this receiver rectangular box displayed on my HDTV. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

It usually happens when the HDTV is powered on and I power off my 1019 receiver and power it back on.
post #4297 of 5121
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Originally Posted by robs38 View Post

Just purchased vsx 1019 and having difficulty setting it up. I purchased it strictly for my audio. I don't have it hooked to my tv so I am not using the GUI. So my big problem so far is that I have 1 pair of speakers in my den and one pairing room to B) The speakers in my den are working but the ones in my living room are not. When I use the speaker switch it only shows one pair of speakers

I tried using the MCACC but it always ends with "ERROR SR" (only with these speakers connected) not sure of what that means but I hear the test sounds through them when it runs the test.
I have reconnected the speakers 3 times with no luck.

I am starting to wish I didn't buy this receiver

I would appreciate any help anyone can give

Thanks

Sorry to hear your having difficulty. Although I do not currently use my back channels for anything, I will try to suggest some things that I have picked up here in the forum. My understanding is that you are using one pair of speakers for your main listening area, and want your other pair for zone 2 so that you can listen to two different sources (one in main, and one in zone 2). If that is the case, make sure that your second set of speakers is connected to surround back terminals, and not the "surround" terminals. Doble check your speaker connections to make sure they are correct. It may be helpful to connect to a tv just to set things up. Then you can always disconnect later. Make sure that you have switched the Multi-Zone to "on" located on the front panel.
post #4298 of 5121
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Originally Posted by skoretsk View Post

When I adjust the volume of my 1019 I've been getting this receiver rectangular box displayed on my HDTV. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

It usually happens when the HDTV is powered on and I power off my 1019 receiver and power it back on.

Does the rectangular box display a message? If so, what is the message?
post #4299 of 5121
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Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post

Sorry to hear your having difficulty. Although I do not currently use my back channels for anything, I will try to suggest some things that I have picked up here in the forum. My understanding is that you are using one pair of speakers for your main listening area, and want your other pair for zone 2 so that you can listen to two different sources (one in main, and one in zone 2). If that is the case, make sure that your second set of speakers is connected to surround back terminals, and not the "surround" terminals. Doble check your speaker connections to make sure they are correct. It may be helpful to connect to a tv just to set things up. Then you can always disconnect later. Make sure that you have switched the Multi-Zone to "on" located on the front panel.

Also make sure that you have set the surround back option to Zone 2 (pg 21 in the manual). If you want the second set of speakers to act as a second set from the same source (eg speaker A and speaker B) this is also a surround back option and covered on pg 21. The default is 7.1 surround so unless you made these changes the speakers are all in that mode.
post #4300 of 5121
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Originally Posted by hartlenb View Post

Also make sure that you have set the surround back option to Zone 2 (pg 21 in the manual). If you want the second set of speakers to act as a second set from the same source (eg speaker A and speaker B) this is also a surround back option and covered on pg 21. The default is 7.1 surround so unless you made these changes the speakers are all in that mode.

Thanks hartlenb,

I knew there was something I was forgetting and it was driving me crazy. I was just about to edit my post when I see you hit it right on the head.
post #4301 of 5121
I have been trying to figure the sound leveling out with my 1019. In shutter Island there is a gunshot towards the end and the volume was up to hear the quiet dialog and the gunshot was really loud. Is there anything that can fix this?

I have heard of Dolby Volume but this receiver does not have that, is there something comparable? I should mention I have tried Midnight mode but that didn't do much.

Any help would be much appreciated.
post #4302 of 5121
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Originally Posted by DaveGTI View Post

I have been trying to figure the sound leveling out with my 1019. In shutter Island there is a gunshot towards the end and the volume was up to hear the quiet dialog and the gunshot was really loud. Is there anything that can fix this?

I have heard of Dolby Volume but this receiver does not have that, is there something comparable? I should mention I have tried Midnight mode but that didn't do much.

Any help would be much appreciated.

You could try setting the dynamic range control to mid or max and see if that helps. Dialog enhancement is another adjustment you may want to experiment with.
post #4303 of 5121
Hi everyone...I have had this receiver for about the past 6 months.....and have 6.1 setup. this is a weird question....but I can hear sound out of my rear center channel, but on the receiver the "xc" isn't lit up. something wrong...or am I just stupid?

Thanks,
Jeff

sorry the receiver is the VSX 1019ah-k
post #4304 of 5121
Am I missing something?
I have this receiver as a 3.1 setup and have ran through the MCACC setup. I have a Klipsch WF-34 series for my speakers. My front left and right channels are bi-wired. I'm just totally disappointed in the sound level. My left and right channels are quiet and my center speaker is always loud. And this is the same when they are not bi-wired. I'm always readjusting to level out the sound but it's either vocals and no surround or surround and no vocals.

Also on the receiver LCD panel it shows more than 3.1 speakers lit up. Is that supposed to be like that or is it only supposed to show my center, front left, front right, and sub speakers?

I'm wanting it to be nice and loud! And its not......
post #4305 of 5121
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Originally Posted by eurovw89 View Post

Hi everyone...I have had this receiver for about the past 6 months.....and have 6.1 setup. this is a weird question....but I can hear sound out of my rear center channel, but on the receiver the "xc" isn't lit up. something wrong...or am I just stupid?

Thanks,
Jeff

sorry the receiver is the VSX 1019ah-k

not necessarily. you can have your avr take a 5.1 signal and matrix to a 6.1 (or 7.1). See pg 53-54 in user manual. You can verify this by selecting pure direct, which should make the avr reproduce the signal as it is being received (i.e., the surround back will be off). You could also force this by turning the surround back processing to "off" (see user manual pg 56).
post #4306 of 5121
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Originally Posted by cowboy_frank View Post

Am I missing something?
I have this receiver as a 3.1 setup and have ran through the MCACC setup. I have a Klipsch WF-34 series for my speakers. My front left and right channels are bi-wired. I'm just totally disappointed in the sound level. My left and right channels are quiet and my center speaker is always loud. And this is the same when they are not bi-wired. I'm always readjusting to level out the sound but it's either vocals and no surround or surround and no vocals.

Also on the receiver LCD panel it shows more than 3.1 speakers lit up. Is that supposed to be like that or is it only supposed to show my center, front left, front right, and sub speakers?

I'm wanting it to be nice and loud! And its not......

Sorry to hear your having troubles. When MCACC is going through its routine (full Auto) and is outputting test tones, are the tones about equal in level from the fl/fr and center? Also, after it is done, you can always go in and manually adjust the level so that the fl/fr and ctr are about the same in volume. If you try this and you still cannot get them to equal volumes, you may have a hardware issue (ask me how I know-go ahead). Of course by manually adjusting them you are losing the slight delay that MCACC provides so that the sound from various channels arrives at the listening position at the same time. Some have also done this with a spl meter if you don't trust your ears. The biamping should not be effected by this, even if you had them swithched the wrong way I wouldn't think (as you already tested). Select the appropriate speaker application (see pg 15 in user manual) and use the surround back l/r terminals on the avr to biamp or biwire your speakers (see OM pg 20). Nice speakers by the way This avr should not have any problem driving those speakers to painful levels. Just be aware that the way Pio has implemented the volume level, typically common listening levels are in the -2X, and -1x can get pretty loud. Some are suprised when they have to turn up to -4x just to hear something. Don't let this worry you, its just a number. As far as the number/type of speakers displayed on the avr, that is indicating the incomming signal, not what is being output.
post #4307 of 5121
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Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post

Sorry to hear your having troubles. When MCACC is going through its routine (full Auto) and is outputting test tones, are the tones about equal in level from the fl/fr and center? Also, after it is done, you can always go in and manually adjust the level so that the fl/fr and ctr are about the same in volume. If you try this and you still cannot get them to equal volumes, you may have a hardware issue (ask me how I know-go ahead). Of course by manually adjusting them you are losing the slight delay that MCACC provides so that the sound from various channels arrives at the listening position at the same time. Some have also done this with a spl meter if you don't trust your ears. The biamping should not be effected by this, even if you had them swithched the wrong way I wouldn't think (as you already tested). Just make sure you are selecting the appropriate speaker application (see pg 15 in user manual). Nice speakers by the way This avr should not have any problem driving those speakers to painful levels. Just be aware that the way Pio has implemented the volume level, typically common listening levels are in the -2X, and -1x can get pretty loud. Some are suprised when they have to turn up to -4x just to hear something. Don't let this worry you, its just a number. As far as the number/type of speakers displayed on the avr, that is indicating the incomming signal, not what is being output.

Hey thanks for the response. Now you've got me curious.

The level of the speakers were all set to -4 by the MCACC(subwoofer was set to -8). I've went in and manually set the center channel to -2 because it was so quiet and the surround left/right would drown the center. Also, MCACC considers my left and right channel "large" speakers. I've readjusted them to "small" speakers since they are only 4.5" speakers and have all my bass going to the sub. Is this all appropriate or not? Grrr I really feel something else is wrong...

Thanks for the info on the LED panel about the display of speakers. It's good to know that.

PS: I agree about the volume change. I used to have a Sony receiver and the volume levels are completely different between the two.
post #4308 of 5121
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Originally Posted by cowboy_frank View Post

Hey thanks for the response. Now you've got me curious.

The level of the speakers were all set to -4 by the MCACC(subwoofer was set to -8). I've went in and manually set the center channel to -2 because it was so quiet and the surround left/right would drown the center. Also, MCACC considers my left and right channel "large" speakers. I've readjusted them to "small" speakers since they are only 4.5" speakers and have all my bass going to the sub. Is this all appropriate or not? Grrr I really feel something else is wrong...

Thanks for the info on the LED panel about the display of speakers. It's good to know that.

PS: I agree about the volume change. I used to have a Sony receiver and the volume levels are completely different between the two.

Yeah, that's pretty common with MCACC setting speakers to large. Large and small don't have to do with size but the range of the speaker. If your speakers cannot go pretty low (mid20' to low 30's) and you are using a sub, the recommendation is to set the size to small, and rerun MCACC but keep the speaker settings. Also, check your sub crossover. I would think you would want to set yours at 80, or maybey 100, but you be the judge. Again, see what MCACC has set for your crossover and if you need to change this, you will want to rerun MCACC but keep the speaker settings. I strongly suggest checking out the dedicated MCACC thread for how run MCACC to get the most from the program:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1112470

Usually MCACC does a pretty good job with setting the levels and distances when running full auto. Were you able to get the fronts and center balanced? You didn't indicate what you had for a center channel, (or sub for that matter). Are you biamping the speakers using the surround rear l/r terminals on the avr? You didn't indicate whether you had checked the speaker application.
post #4309 of 5121
How do you do a hard reset on the 1019? Thanks, Steve
post #4310 of 5121
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Originally Posted by skoretsk View Post

How do you do a hard reset on the 1019? Thanks, Steve

1 Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press STANDBY/ON. The display shows RESET < NO >.
3 Select RESET' using PRESET +/-, then press ENTER on the front panel. The display shows RESET? OK.
4 Press ENTER.

Mike T
post #4311 of 5121
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Originally Posted by skoretsk View Post

How do you do a hard reset on the 1019? Thanks, Steve

See attached
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post #4312 of 5121
Hey,

Finally got my receiver back from the shop a few days ago after hearing a loud buzzing noise due to a failed transformer. I can say the receiver is working now! =).

A few funny things. This time when I run the auto set up, it always says my right surround is in reverse phase, I check the wiring many times and still says reversed phase. Before I never got that. Also interestingly I changed the position slightly of the centre channel so it's in a more open space and now MCACC always thinks it's a large.

So I still continued using a "reverse phase right surround" cause the connection i'm sure is correct. Changed the settings to small instead of large and then ran set up.

For movies, I think the MCACC settings are pretty good. The directions and soundfield are pretty smooth and large it's pretty cool. And it just sounds good.

For music, (call me weird or stupid) I feel the MCACC settings just suck the life out of it. When I was using default settings (distance and speaker levels and all of that on default), and manually adjust sub volume, the music sounded very very very good. But with the MCACC settings it just seems to ruin it not too sure how.

All in all I am really happy with the unit. Except I do wish it did HDMI pass through when the unit is off (kuro link might do this? but it's a mess with my Samsung), so w/e.

Any ideas on why I prefer a "non-calibrated" set up for music? Maybe just personal preference? Or is there something I should be doing in the set up? I did follow the the guideline on the main MCACC thread. Sorry for the long post, just wanted to share my experience and any comments would be awesome.
post #4313 of 5121
Hello fellow 1019 owners I have a question about trying to setup my zone 2 with a subwoofer and I was hoping to get some insight.

My current setup
vsx 1019
small insignia surround speakers and sub (soon to be upgraded).
zone 2 speakers are some old cerwin vega floorstanding.

My initial plan was to hook the subwoofer up to one of the zone 2 speakers to get a line level signal to the sub but the 1019 doesn't allow you to set the zone 2 speakers to large when the mains are set to small.
Should I setup a second MCACC save file stating that all the speakers in the system are large and only use zone 2 with this save file and switch back to the other save filer for zone 1 or is there a better way to run a subwoofer in zone 2? Any ideas would be much appreciated
post #4314 of 5121
^^^

- first off, you can't assign different speaker sizes to different mcacc settings... speaker sizes are global...

- secondly, be REALLY careful if you do try to do this... what's the impedance of the sub and speakers?
post #4315 of 5121
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Originally Posted by i6h6 View Post

Hey,

Finally got my receiver back from the shop a few days ago after hearing a loud buzzing noise due to a failed transformer. I can say the receiver is working now! =).

Glad to hear your got rid of that annoying buzzzing noise.

As far as tweaking for music, I guess you have got to do some more experimenting with the different settings and such. Enjoy your new (fixed) avr!
post #4316 of 5121
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

- first off, you can't assign different speaker sizes to different mcacc settings... speaker sizes are global...

- secondly, be REALLY careful if you do try to do this... what's the impedance of the sub and speakers?

Shoot I wasn't aware that the speaker sizes where global. The speakers I'm using are 8ohm and the subwoofer I'm using is a 50 watt powered subwoofer that I would use the line level inputs from one of the speakers. I suppose I could just switch the speaker sizes when I wanted to use zone2 each time kind of a pain but it should work in theory. Could I use the composit audio outputs for zone2 to drive the subwoofer?
post #4317 of 5121
^^^

what is the impedance of the sub?

i think it's possible (likely? not likely? not sure, but certainly possible... ) that you would send the avr immediately in protection if you presented a load to it in that manner... and if not immediately, quite possibly quite quickly...

ymmv...
post #4318 of 5121
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Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post

See attached

I know you're trying to be helpful but why did you feel the need to post the exact same procedure in answer to the OP, right under the relative 2 posts?

Mike T
post #4319 of 5121
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Originally Posted by mike-tee View Post

I know you're trying to be helpful but why did you feel the need to post the exact same procedure in answer to the OP, right under the relative 2 posts?

Mike T

No offense intended. Didn't see your post.
post #4320 of 5121
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Originally Posted by i6h6 View Post

Hey,

Any ideas on why I prefer a "non-calibrated" set up for music? Maybe just personal preference? Or is there something I should be doing in the set up? I did follow the the guideline on the main MCACC thread. Sorry for the long post, just wanted to share my experience and any comments would be awesome.

The problem is that the calibration standard is intended for home theater and part of that is the room response to be equalized to appear flat at the listening position. Don't understand me wrong - that's a good standard. The lack of such a standard in the music recording and reproduction seems to be the reason why we are having problems with the music listening. Most of the music I own varies from too little bass to too much mids. I don't know if in the recent years the sound engineers have started to adopt the flat EQ response as a base. All I know is that my music that comes mostly from the 80's and the 90's does not sound right with the MCACC result. It is noticeable that concerts recorded or mastered in blu-ray do sound right with MCACC. So I ended up modifying the EQ curve and the sub level and saving it in two different memories for music listening. It was mostly about increasing the sub level, the 120Hz band and lowering the 4kHz one.
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