ok, one last time let me ask a question that has zero to do with the thread (i just havent got an answer when i asked elsewhere, and its getting frustrating being without sound..). I just got my second onkyo 809 in one week because i thought the first was faulty.. here's the problem, and i really need some sort of solution, i have no proper sound for music or tv
Ive got 2 XLS Cerwin Vegas (dont judge, im broke
) that i had hooked into a CV-1800 pro-amp, and then into a cheap little technoband EQ and then into my ipod.. it played fine, no hum or anything like that.. Now i just bought this receiver because i guess i needed the pre-out inputs. (so im on my 3rd brand new receiver now). I hook from the amp to the eq (and i tried bypassing the eq and going from the amp directly to the receiver) using dual 1/4" - to - dual RCA wires. i plugged them into the front left/right pre-outs.. all i get is a loud hum and really really weak volume, and it sounds like you are listening to people in a garbage can, it sounds horrible.. When i hook the speakers right into the receiver (using its internal amp) it sounds fine.. The problem is, i want to use my amp as thats why i bought it.. the speakers need more power.
I assume all wires are fine because the system works without the receiver.. Do i have a ground problem? if so, i dont see how, as both the receiver and the seperate amp and speaker system have been plugged in the same area since before this, and all work fine. its only when i connect the two... Onkyo support wasnt very helpful at all.. so now im stuck, clueless with a big hunk of expensive metal and no damn sound.. If ya'll could please help me out, i promise ill stop taking your thread off course.. I just want a solution from people who seem to know their S***