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post #2311 of 3379
if you have not done so already, select each active input, press OPTION on the remote, and adjust TONE CONTROL and VOLUME TRIM.
post #2312 of 3379
Hello everyone. I recently purchased this receiver. I bought it used (which might be my problem) but I've blown 3 different center channel speakers which leads me to believe it's defective. It worked fine at low volume but when I turned it up to about 8, it would shut off (protection mode I think). When I turned it back on I discovered the speaker was blown. This happened 3 times with different speakers. Two were mirage nanosats and the other was a cheap one off Amazon. Each time it shut off it said check speaker wires (chk sp wires) after turning it back on. The speaker wires are fine and I use banana plugs to connect them to the receiver so I doubt that's the problem. I was reading a similar issue on another forum and the advice was to not turn it up so loud because the receiver cannot handle it. I want to know if anyone has had any problems listening at that level without the protection coming on. Secondly, since the unit is going into protection mode, shouldn't it keep the speakers from blowing? Why would it blow the center channel and none of the other speakers? I like the receiver but I'm debating buying this again or getting something else. Any input is appreciated
Edited by tacomaguy20 - 9/14/13 at 2:45pm
post #2313 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

if you have not done so already, select each active input, press OPTION on the remote, and adjust TONE CONTROL and VOLUME TRIM.
What do you recommend on tone control and volume trim?
post #2314 of 3379
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

What do you recommend on tone control and volume trim?

I'm using huge Sony tower speakers, so I just maxed out the TONE CONTROL and VOLUME TRIM settings and make any necessary adjustments using the global volume control on the remote. I would recommend that you try diffect settings for each of the inputs, though.
post #2315 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

I'm using huge Sony tower speakers, so I just maxed out the TONE CONTROL and VOLUME TRIM settings and make any necessary adjustments using the global volume control on the remote. I would recommend that you try diffect settings for each of the inputs, though.
thanks man. I really appreciate your answer. I myself have never adjusted these and i always thought on Blu rays that the sound wasn't dynamic enough. I have all yamaha speakers including towers and my center is a klipsch. I'll try tweaking it some.
post #2316 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

I'm using huge Sony tower speakers, so I just maxed out the TONE CONTROL and VOLUME TRIM settings and make any necessary adjustments using the global volume control on the remote. I would recommend that you try diffect settings for each of the inputs, though.
What kind of subwoofer (s) do you have and do you have the bad maxed out too?
post #2317 of 3379
Bass
post #2318 of 3379
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

What do you recommend on tone control and volume trim?
Once again, you can work wonders with the Parametric EQ if you learn how to use it.
post #2319 of 3379
Hey all,

I would like to be able to mute the front center as well as front/left right to do this:

http://consumerist.com/2006/12/09/howto-remove-annoying-announcers-from-sports/

Even better would be to be able to direct the rear sound to the front as well. I tried adjusting the center channel down but it doesn't actually silence it. Is it possible on this unit?
post #2320 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Shipwrecked View Post

Hey all,

I would like to be able to mute the front center as well as front/left right to do this:

http://consumerist.com/2006/12/09/howto-remove-annoying-announcers-from-sports/

Even better would be to be able to direct the rear sound to the front as well. I tried adjusting the center channel down but it doesn't actually silence it. Is it possible on this unit?
Under speaker setup you can set the center to None but unfortunately the center sound will transfer to the front Mains. You cannot turn off the front Mains.
So unfortunately the answer to your question is No.
post #2321 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Shipwrecked View Post

Hey all,

I would like to be able to mute the front center as well as front/left right to do this:

http://consumerist.com/2006/12/09/howto-remove-annoying-announcers-from-sports/

Even better would be to be able to direct the rear sound to the front as well. I tried adjusting the center channel down but it doesn't actually silence it. Is it possible on this unit?

During broadcasts where the announcers are present only on the center channel, you could just temporarily disconnect the wires to that speaker. wink.gif
post #2322 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

During broadcasts where the announcers are present only on the center channel, you could just temporarily disconnect the wires to that speaker. wink.gif

That was my thought. Is there some sort of switch I can buy to just flip? I may build a little switchboard to reroute for games haha.
post #2323 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Under speaker setup you can set the center to None but unfortunately the center sound will transfer to the front Mains. You cannot turn off the front Mains.
So unfortunately the answer to your question is No.

Thanks for the quick reply!
post #2324 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Once again, you can work wonders with the Parametric EQ if you learn how to use it.
I'm trying to learn to work with it. What's your recommended settings?
post #2325 of 3379
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

I'm trying to learn to work with it. What's your recommended settings?
There are none. Thats the beauty of it. Customize it however you like.
post #2326 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

During broadcasts where the announcers are present only on the center channel, you could just temporarily disconnect the wires to that speaker. wink.gif

I unplugged the center channel. Pure football goodness. smile.gif The advertisers have me figured out and broadcast voice through other channels as well though. frown.gif
post #2327 of 3379
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20 View Post

Hello everyone. I recently purchased this receiver. I bought it used (which might be my problem) but I've blown 3 different center channel speakers which leads me to believe it's defective. It worked fine at low volume but when I turned it up to about 8, it would shut off (protection mode I think). When I turned it back on I discovered the speaker was blown. This happened 3 times with different speakers. Two were mirage nanosats and the other was a cheap one off Amazon. Each time it shut off it said check speaker wires (chk sp wires) after turning it back on. The speaker wires are fine and I use banana plugs to connect them to the receiver so I doubt that's the problem. I was reading a similar issue on another forum and the advice was to not turn it up so loud because the receiver cannot handle it. I want to know if anyone has had any problems listening at that level without the protection coming on. Secondly, since the unit is going into protection mode, shouldn't it keep the speakers from blowing? Why would it blow the center channel and none of the other speakers? I like the receiver but I'm debating buying this again or getting something else. Any input is appreciated

So after I posted this message this morning, I stopped by my closest Audio video store and while they didn't have the rx 673, they did have the rx 475. I went into the room for the audio and noticed that the volume was relatively loud at -25 and while turning it up increase the volume, I didn't get anywhere near 8 like on my 673 I sent back. I'm pretty sure that the receiver was bad if the volumes are even close to the same loudness from the 673 to the 475. I had my receiver set to 0 just to get a normal volume out of it. I couldn't even hear it at -25 so I'm pretty sure it was defective. Could someone let me know what volume would you consider normal listening volume. Most of my speakers are between 8 and 12 feet away. Thanks in advance.
post #2328 of 3379
It doesnt really translate well but I generally listen at around -40. If I just want background music I set it between -65 and -60.
post #2329 of 3379
I generally listen to mine between-30 & -45
post #2330 of 3379
ok so the fact that I had mine set to 0 for everyday listening volume leads me to believe I got a defective unit. Thanks guys. Knowing that, I'll just order a replacement instead of a different model receiver.
post #2331 of 3379
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20 View Post

ok so the fact that I had mine set to 0 for everyday listening volume leads me to believe I got a defective unit. Thanks guys. Knowing that, I'll just order a replacement instead of a different model receiver.

I have a 773, which only has about 5 more watts per channel, and if I get it 0 it's loud. I never leave it there long because it's too loud. Different input sources have different volumes for the same db setting, I've noticed. For example, Airplay and internet radio are louder than when I'm watching TV (from a HD cable box). With internet radio, -30dB is fairly loud, and -20dB can be heard on the street, where I might need to go to -10 dB to get TV that loud. I've never had it to +8 before, as I value my hearing and my speakers.

It's odd that the output seemed low yet it still blew your speakers. I hope you have better luck with a different unit.
post #2332 of 3379
-26 about right for me, although some Blu-rays I'm up to -18, others, down to -36.
GONs what the wife puts it at. I come home and the house has moved a couple of inches off it's foundation!
post #2333 of 3379
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

I have a 773, which only has about 5 more watts per channel, and if I get it 0 it's loud. I never leave it there long because it's too loud. Different input sources have different volumes for the same db setting, I've noticed. For example, Airplay and internet radio are louder than when I'm watching TV (from a HD cable box). With internet radio, -30dB is fairly loud, and -20dB can be heard on the street, where I might need to go to -10 dB to get TV that loud. I've never had it to +8 before, as I value my hearing and my speakers.

It's odd that the output seemed low yet it still blew your speakers. I hope you have better luck with a different unit.


Well the volume is input from my computer. Hdmi out from my video card goes to the hdmi input of the receiver. I'm thinking the receiver must have had something wrong with it because it blew 3 speakers on the center channel. I didn't have any problem with any of the other channels. I wonder if a defective receiver could have been pushing too much power to the center channel and not enough to the others? I will know soon enough because I just bought a new one. I replaced a Harmon Kardon AVR 254 and that didn't have any problems blowing speakers or working with my existing setup.. it just wouldn't work with passing 3d.
post #2334 of 3379
I am having issues with connecting the 673 with the BS22/BS21/CS22/TL1 speaker set.

I have pioneer '22' set for front and BS21/TL1 for rear surrounds.

I did the YPAO calibration but not getting any sound from rear surrounds. Actually got some from one of the rear BS21.

Is it becos of impedance mismatch between TL1 and BS21 (8 ohm vs 6 ohm)? Is not the automatic calibration supposed to handle this?

The on screen menu UI sucks for 673. I was also not impressed with the manual... was particularly reading instructions to activate ARC thr HDMI. There is no basic install steps ... those are just for connections.

Any suggestions?
post #2335 of 3379
I purchased yamaha rx-v673 last week. Hooked it up and things seemed well for the first few minutes or so. I then lost audio for 1.0 - 1.5 seconds. Kinda like when the signal gets lost from a station for a brief second. The receiver display would flash off then go back on. Then it happened again, and again, and another couple hundred times. It could happen once every 5 minutes, then stop, the start up again. It didn’t matter which channel I was viewing on the TV (Toshiba 50l2200u, 6 mos old). For every 10 times the audio went out, 2 of those 10 times the video went black as well for same amount of time. I replaced an Onkyo receiver and I had no issues with that still working receiver. This is strictly a Yamaha receiver issue

I have a Comcast cable box. HDMI goes from cable box to HDMI 2 then HDMI Output to TV. I tried both HDMI 1 & 2 on TV. Same results. I checked 3 HDMI cables, all HDMI high speed. I removed the Yamaha receiver and directly wired to TV from cable box with 2 of my 3 cables. Watched for 4 hours. Swap cables. Rinse and repeat. I couldn’t get the signal loss I received when the Yamaha plugged in. That ruled out 3 HDMI high speed cables and Comcast cable box.

I figured I would check HDMI CEC and ARC. Turned those off on both receiver and TV. Same thing. I Tried pure direct on the Yamaha, same thing. Tried just about every setting and I still lose audio for 1.0 – 1.5 seconds. Very frustrating. I have also tried HDMI3 and HDMI4 with same results. At first, when changing HDMI in from 2 to 3 to 4, etc., it seems to work for a while and then the issue reappears, as if heat might have something to do with it.

I then tried running the HDMI cable from cable box to HDMI 1 (blue ray / dvd). So far, I am not getting any of that signal loss. Two days of trying this. Everything is working as expected.

Question 1: Do you think it is a hardware failure on HDMI2? Hear of any tricks I can try? I did not reset the receiver at all. Anyone experience this issue?

Question 2: What is so special about HDMI1 that it is designated for blue ray? Is it a bitrate issue? Why is it designated for blue ray and dvd?

Question 3: Can I leave my cable box input on HDMI1 without any other issues? I don’t have blue ray but might get one. Can I plug blue ray into another terminal besides HDMI1? What will I lose if I do?

I am thinking it is a hardware issue. My firmware is 1.80. I do have optical cables but have not tried those.

What do you think? Anything, the smallest of feedback, might just help. Thanks, in advance,
Tom
post #2336 of 3379
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20 View Post

Hello everyone. I recently purchased this receiver. I bought it used (which might be my problem) but I've blown 3 different center channel speakers which leads me to believe it's defective. It worked fine at low volume but when I turned it up to about 8, it would shut off (protection mode I think). When I turned it back on I discovered the speaker was blown. ..
I would be more concerned about blowing my ears than blowing my speakers. Would I really want to need hearing aids 20-30 years from now?
post #2337 of 3379
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20 View Post

Hello everyone. I recently purchased this receiver. I bought it used (which might be my problem) but I've blown 3 different center channel speakers which leads me to believe it's defective. It worked fine at low volume but when I turned it up to about 8, it would shut off (protection mode I think). When I turned it back on I discovered the speaker was blown. This happened 3 times with different speakers. Two were mirage nanosats and the other was a cheap one off Amazon. Each time it shut off it said check speaker wires (chk sp wires) after turning it back on. The speaker wires are fine and I use banana plugs to connect them to the receiver so I doubt that's the problem. I was reading a similar issue on another forum and the advice was to not turn it up so loud because the receiver cannot handle it. I want to know if anyone has had any problems listening at that level without the protection coming on. Secondly, since the unit is going into protection mode, shouldn't it keep the speakers from blowing? Why would it blow the center channel and none of the other speakers? I like the receiver but I'm debating buying this again or getting something else. Any input is appreciated
i think that's part of your problem listening to your receiver at 8. You may have blown more than your center speaker.
post #2338 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Tomen8r View Post

I purchased yamaha rx-v673 last week. Hooked it up and things seemed well for the first few minutes or so. I then lost audio for 1.0 - 1.5 seconds. Kinda like when the signal gets lost from a station for a brief second. The receiver display would flash off then go back on. Then it happened again, and again, and another couple hundred times. It could happen once every 5 minutes, then stop, the start up again. It didn’t matter which channel I was viewing on the TV (Toshiba 50l2200u, 6 mos old). For every 10 times the audio went out, 2 of those 10 times the video went black as well for same amount of time. I replaced an Onkyo receiver and I had no issues with that still working receiver. This is strictly a Yamaha receiver issue

I have a Comcast cable box. HDMI goes from cable box to HDMI 2 then HDMI Output to TV. I tried both HDMI 1 & 2 on TV. Same results. I checked 3 HDMI cables, all HDMI high speed. I removed the Yamaha receiver and directly wired to TV from cable box with 2 of my 3 cables. Watched for 4 hours. Swap cables. Rinse and repeat. I couldn’t get the signal loss I received when the Yamaha plugged in. That ruled out 3 HDMI high speed cables and Comcast cable box.

I figured I would check HDMI CEC and ARC. Turned those off on both receiver and TV. Same thing. I Tried pure direct on the Yamaha, same thing. Tried just about every setting and I still lose audio for 1.0 – 1.5 seconds. Very frustrating. I have also tried HDMI3 and HDMI4 with same results. At first, when changing HDMI in from 2 to 3 to 4, etc., it seems to work for a while and then the issue reappears, as if heat might have something to do with it.

I then tried running the HDMI cable from cable box to HDMI 1 (blue ray / dvd). So far, I am not getting any of that signal loss. Two days of trying this. Everything is working as expected.

Question 1: Do you think it is a hardware failure on HDMI2? Hear of any tricks I can try? I did not reset the receiver at all. Anyone experience this issue?

Question 2: What is so special about HDMI1 that it is designated for blue ray? Is it a bitrate issue? Why is it designated for blue ray and dvd?

Question 3: Can I leave my cable box input on HDMI1 without any other issues? I don’t have blue ray but might get one. Can I plug blue ray into another terminal besides HDMI1? What will I lose if I do?

I am thinking it is a hardware issue. My firmware is 1.80. I do have optical cables but have not tried those.

What do you think? Anything, the smallest of feedback, might just help. Thanks, in advance,
Tom
post #2339 of 3379
I have my Blu ray in hdmi 1 cable in hdmi 2 & xbox 360 in hdmi 3. Never had any issues.
post #2340 of 3379
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

i think that's part of your problem listening to your receiver at 8. You may have blown more than your center speaker.

The problem is 8 didn't seem that loud for me. I think the receiver was outputing power incorrectly. I'll let you know soon.
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