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post #17101 of 17203 Old 08-16-2014, 10:10 PM
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1) After much much much farting around, I discovered that this SC-05 I have here will ONLY play back any audio in PURE DIRECT mode AND setting speakers to LARGE.

2) Analog sources when set as above seem to be fine.

3) Digital sources ... are hit or miss. Sometimes I have to turn the unit on/off multiple times before it will start working with digital sources even in PURE DIRECT... when it's not working, it will just play a split second of the source, cut out, play a split second of the source, cut out... repeat forever.

Obviously surround sound, room correction, thx loudness plus, use of subwoofer just about everything is completely broken on this thing. Was told that a whole board needs to be replaced (mainboard???), seems like a classic DSP problem that others have had even from other makes (Onkyo comes up a lot for this...) in that I can sort of get stuff working when bypassing most everything in pure direct mode.

So... big question is, has anybody had this issue and figured out a definitive DIY - I mean, if I knew exactly which board housed all of this dumb stuff that controls the digital processing for sure then I suppose I can put on a brave face and disassemble it and try baking the PCB in an oven for a while to attempt a reflow - if bad solder joints is indeed usually the cause of such nonsense.

For the moment the thing is still pretty useless to me as I can't reliably even get it to spit out two channel audio from any digital input source including HMG. For the longest time I couldn't get any audio out of it at all no matter what until I read some diagnostic steps in the service manual which mentioned setting speakers to large. Even so, I still can't get the headphone jack to output even a peep - I'm guessing headphone output is permanently tied into DSP and pure direct has nothing to do with it.

What a piece of junk, Pioneer is off my list now and to think I always thought they made reliable stuff. I would like to save this thing from becoming just another piece of e-waste but so far everything I've been told is the repair cost would exceed the value of the thing to begin with - what a shame.

I have a Pioneer A-8 under my desk right here that is 30+ friggin' years old and still going strong.

Edit: It seems that with a lot of fiddling like power cycling the receiver multiple times in rapid fire/changing inputs back and forth etc. that it can be coaxed into playing digital sources until it is powered off or the input is changed again. Still will only work in this case in pure direct mode and two channels only - though I suspect if one resorted to using the analog multi-ins from some source that can do all of the decoding itself that might work for surround.

It's a real shame because even temporarily hooked up to a small pair of Polk RTi4 bookshelves and without any EQ at all it sounds great and can really pump. Still, it's a bit of a behemoth just for use as a tempermental stereo power amplifier.

It appears that the board that needs to get replaced to at least resolve some of these issues is the motherboard assembly which the lowest cost I have seen on the net for is direct from pioneer USA for $250+ USD before taxes or shipping costs so really not worth it.

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1) After much much much farting around, I discovered that this SC-05 I have here will ONLY play back any audio in PURE DIRECT mode AND setting speakers to LARGE.

2) Analog sources when set as above seem to be fine.

3) Digital sources ... are hit or miss. Sometimes I have to turn the unit on/off multiple times before it will start working with digital sources even in PURE DIRECT... when it's not working, it will just play a split second of the source, cut out, play a split second of the source, cut out... repeat forever.

Obviously surround sound, room correction, thx loudness plus, use of subwoofer just about everything is completely broken on this thing. Was told that a whole board needs to be replaced (mainboard???), seems like a classic DSP problem that others have had even from other makes (Onkyo comes up a lot for this...) in that I can sort of get stuff working when bypassing most everything in pure direct mode.

So... big question is, has anybody had this issue and figured out a definitive DIY - I mean, if I knew exactly which board housed all of this dumb stuff that controls the digital processing for sure then I suppose I can put on a brave face and disassemble it and try baking the PCB in an oven for a while to attempt a reflow - if bad solder joints is indeed usually the cause of such nonsense.

For the moment the thing is still pretty useless to me as I can't reliably even get it to spit out two channel audio from any digital input source including HMG. For the longest time I couldn't get any audio out of it at all no matter what until I read some diagnostic steps in the service manual which mentioned setting speakers to large. Even so, I still can't get the headphone jack to output even a peep - I'm guessing headphone output is permanently tied into DSP and pure direct has nothing to do with it.

What a piece of junk, Pioneer is off my list now and to think I always thought they made reliable stuff. I would like to save this thing from becoming just another piece of e-waste but so far everything I've been told is the repair cost would exceed the value of the thing to begin with - what a shame.

I have a Pioneer A-8 under my desk right here that is 30+ friggin' years old and still going strong.

Edit: It seems that with a lot of fiddling like power cycling the receiver multiple times in rapid fire/changing inputs back and forth etc. that it can be coaxed into playing digital sources until it is powered off or the input is changed again. Still will only work in this case in pure direct mode and two channels only - though I suspect if one resorted to using the analog multi-ins from some source that can do all of the decoding itself that might work for surround.

It's a real shame because even temporarily hooked up to a small pair of Polk RTi4 bookshelves and without any EQ at all it sounds great and can really pump. Still, it's a bit of a behemoth just for use as a tempermental stereo power amplifier.

It appears that the board that needs to get replaced to at least resolve some of these issues is the motherboard assembly which the lowest cost I have seen on the net for is direct from pioneer USA for $250+ USD before taxes or shipping costs so really not worth it.
Not that it matters, but did you buy this unit new, or on the used market. Seems like something is drastically wrong with it. Instead of completely junking it, or trying save it by re-baking it (gad), can you use the power amps by themselves. Are they still operational when you power it up? I have an SC-05 too, although it's been packed away for over a year now due to a move, but I believe it has main-in jacks. Can't check so not sure, but I believe it does.

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Not that it matters, but did you buy this unit new, or on the used market. Seems like something is drastically wrong with it. Instead of completely junking it, or trying save it by re-baking it (gad), can you use the power amps by themselves. Are they still operational when you power it up? I have an SC-05 too, although it's been packed away for over a year now due to a move, but I believe it has main-in jacks. Can't check so not sure, but I believe it does.
Anything that goes through the DACs or DSP results in silence. Well, sometimes the DAC will work with digital inputs (HDMI from my PC, or the internet radio for example) if I power cycle the receiver rapidly a few times it will "take" and continue to work until it is turned off for some time. If I don't do the power cycling, the digital inputs will cut in and out every second or so forever like ... "ah eh ah eh ah oh eh " just outputting a split second of the sound each time. Extremely annoying. And yes, I would say that what is wrong with it is dramatic but it probably boils down to failed/failing solder joints.

So yeah, I am torn right now... it makes for a hell of a straight stereo amp still but god damn it's frigging huge just for that purpose and I bought it expecting to use it in a home theater.

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That's a bummer that it won't work right. At least you were refunded. That's an indication right there that the seller knew there was something wrong and didn't reveal it. eBay has it's problems, but there can be good stuff too. I bought a brand new Pioneer Elite A20 last year (NIB) from a seller and have been quite happy with it.

Do you plan to buy another new Elite receiver, or has this experience soured your opinion of Pioneer? Will you buy another brand? IMO you can't beat the sound of the B&O ICE Power class D amps. I've had nothing but positive experiences with Pioneer gear - going back 30+ years with various equipment of theirs.

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not sure if anyone will see this post, but is it possible to have audio pass through with the SC-07? Would like to have the options to watch movies with surround sound but at time just use the TV speakers without the AVR - particularly when the wife and kids are watching TV. Basically dont' want to have to turn on the AVR all the time. If it matters, here's my setup: Pioneer SC-07, Pioneer Kuro 5020FD, PS3 for blu-ray play back. Not sure of the brand of Cox cable box but it's a HD DVR box. Thanks
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Just recently hookedup 7.1 setup to my SC05. I want to know which surround sound setting I should be using for the best possible sound? I listen to everything through a htpc xbmc setup. Should I be using THX or direct sound or some other setting? thanks
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Hey can I get some help.

I havent used my 05 in a while. For now (and for a few weeks) I only have 1 HDMI to my TV and need the SC05 basically as a HDMI switcher (and to convert 1 component input to HDMI). I DONT have speakers hooked up.

How Do I "passthrough" audio to the TV speakers? I assume it wont be a problem with HDMI inputs but will the component / optical input work?


Also I have never upgraded the software and purchased this in 2010? Are there any updates that I should try to do?

Thanks
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Also I have never upgraded the software and purchased this in 2010? Are there any updates that I should try to do?

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I bought mine 6-2009 & discovered it will not decode DTS HD MA 2.0. Had to switch the BD player from bitstream to PCM to hear anything. Pioneer said there are several FW updates & that should fix this as well as other potential issues. Needed to bring it in to an authorized Pioneer service center.
Pioneer says their newer AVRs can be updated by the owner & do not need to go into service center. Some users have attempted to update FW on the SC05/SC07 & have bricked their units!


http://forum.blu-ray.com/receivers/9...-thread-4.html

“This fw should also fix the remote power on issue where the unit will not respond to power button from the remote. But do not perform the upgrade by yourself, it will void the warranty.”

There are threads on AVS on this issue. I think Sc05 manufactured late 2010 already had the FW applied, not sure. There is a way to check to see which FW versions you have installed.
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Hi guys, I hope someone can help me out. I'm trying to get the Netflix Smart Hub App w/my 64F8500 to send a DD 5.1 audio signal w/the optical output connection to my AVR; which is a Pioneer SC-07.

Try as I might, the Pioneer receiver will only see a (2) channel stereo signal.

I verified the Netflix streaming content has 5.1 audio w/my PS3 --> HDMI --> to SC-07.

The SC-07 does not support ARC.

I'd like to move the PS3 to another TV but can't do so unless I get the Smart Hub audio working.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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Does the Pioneer SC-07 have enough power give the Polk Monitor 75T floor standing speakers the love they require if used in a bi-amp configuration by using the surround speakers along with the normal Left/Right speakers?

the SC-07 manual reads the following:
Surround Power - 140w x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% [email protected] 8ohms, All Channels Driven)
Stereo Power - 140W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% [email protected] 8ohms)

Polk says the recommended amp power be 40 - 275 W / Channel.

Does anyone in here run the Monitor 75T's with their SC-07 in a bi-amp configuration that can comment on sound quality?

Thanks!
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It now seems that I have changed the settings on my compact disc playback: it now sounds better using "Direct" than "Pure Direct" lately. My CD player is not bad, it is the Sony CDP-XA7ES. I was always worried that the Pioneer would be digitally sampling the Sony sampling, and I wanted the best sound possible. But after years using the "Pure Direct", I am now using the "Direct" selection and it sounds great.
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It now seems that I have changed the settings on my compact disc playback: it now sounds better using "Direct" than "Pure Direct" lately. My CD player is not bad, it is the Sony CDP-XA7ES. I was always worried that the Pioneer would be digitally sampling the Sony sampling, and I wanted the best sound possible. But after years using the "Pure Direct", I am now using the "Direct" selection and it sounds great.
You are feeding the SC with the analog out of the CD player - right? I don't have my SC-05 manual in front of me, but I believe Pure Direct turns off all signal processing and passes the analog signal straight through. In one of my earlier incarnations of my SC setup, music always sounded phenomenal using Pure Direct. Only a slight edge over Direct though.

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You are feeding the SC with the analog out of the CD player - right? I don't have my SC-05 manual in front of me, but I believe Pure Direct turns off all signal processing and passes the analog signal straight through. In one of my earlier incarnations of my SC setup, music always sounded phenomenal using Pure Direct. Only a slight edge over Direct though.
Yes, the analog outputs. And since day one I have been using Pure Direct because it bypasses all signal processing. But as I said, lately I have been preferring the sound of Direct: maybe because it uses the room acoustics and the internal DAC, or maybe because I have gotten older and my hearing isn't as good as it used to be. I will continue to play with it.
Something else has also happened lately. I used to have to play vinyl pretty loud to get good bass response from my subwoofer (like about 6 to 4 on the readout). Now however I can not turn it up past 12, or the bass is so strong it vibrates the turntable causing feedback. I have not changed any controls on the SC-07 or the subwoofer, so I am confused as to why this is. I may have to recalibrate the setup.
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I have an elite dv-59 hooked up via Hdmi to my sc05. However, I don't see "Dsd > pcm". And there is no sound. I have Hdmi control turned off (I do have an elite 5070 plasma).

How do I get sacd and dvd-a over Hdmi?
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It is because sacd over Hdmi requires Hdmi 1.2 while the dv59avi player is only Hdmi 1.0 or 1.1.
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I have the SC-07, want to set up the mcacc again. after performing the full auto setup. i was hoping to set the speaker from large to small. But checking all the available option, I am not able to find the change. What am I missing? Can the speaker setting change for this model.
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My SC-07 lost sound from the front left channel around Christmas, so I switched the surround backs to "bi-amp" the fronts and regained sound as a quick fix. Now the center channel is dropping out on occasion. I was looking to sell the receiver shortly anyway, but not sure about resale as is versus paying for repairs first. Any idea what repairs may cost? Thanks.

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I have the same problem. My LX-81 (sc-07) works only in "pure direct". I wish to update firmware, prompt where to take the program? All links not worked.. Share a file please.
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The network has all firmwares except SC05/07/. Very necessary DSP firmware. Can have one?
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Anyone know anything about a system error message that flashes on the SC-05 and then it sort of resets?

I was driving some active speakers and was really pushing the volume. Around +8dB the receiver flashed a message of "system err." on the VFD. The display went blank for a few seconds and then it resumed working at a lower volume (like it forgot the last few seconds of volume cranking). I tried it again and the same thing happened. This was in pure direct (2 channel PCM audio) with no passive speakers connected to the receiver. Nothing is connected to the amps so it's not like they're overloaded. Maybe it triggered some sort of over-voltage condition.
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hey guys, I was getting ready to replace my SC05 for something a bit newer. However, someone pointed out that the SC05 had the Home Media Gallery, which I had never messed with. So I hooked up a LAN cable and the AVR sees all of my music on the NAS. I am playing around with an android app called Bubble UPMP DLNA player, which can have the phone act as the remote. Pretty slick - I had no idea.

But....what I'd REALLY like to do it to get Google Play Music All Access to play. I want this to go out to the patio speakers, so Chromecasting Google Music won't work cause of the HDMI source. But was curious if there's any way to integrate the Pio HMG and Google Music to send out to Zone 2?
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hey guys, I was getting ready to replace my SC05 for something a bit newer. However, someone pointed out that the SC05 had the Home Media Gallery, which I had never messed with. So I hooked up a LAN cable and the AVR sees all of my music on the NAS. I am playing around with an android app called Bubble UPMP DLNA player, which can have the phone act as the remote. Pretty slick - I had no idea.

But....what I'd REALLY like to do it to get Google Play Music All Access to play. I want this to go out to the patio speakers, so Chromecasting Google Music won't work cause of the HDMI source. But was curious if there's any way to integrate the Pio HMG and Google Music to send out to Zone 2?
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I have an SC-07 and for some reason, I can't get any bass to come out of the sub when playing. The sub amp is an Adcom that is bridged on a passive 10" sub. Both work fine. Bass comes from the sub when running the sound calibration. In fact, I can't even get through the entire calibration because it stops on the subwoofer test stating that the sub is too loud and instructs to lower its volume. I can't lower it enough, even a -10 dB and the other channels +8 dB or more, it still insists the sub is too loud. When I go back to play something, there is absolutely no bass coming out of the sub, even if I manually turn the sub channel to +10 dB and lower the other channels. I can take the sub interconnect out of the "Subwoofer" output and put it into the "Front" channels and it plays bass, but of course, full range.

I have tried every sound field and mode I can and can't figure this out.
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I have an SC-07 and for some reason, I can't get any bass to come out of the sub when playing. The sub amp is an Adcom that is bridged on a passive 10" sub. Both work fine. Bass comes from the sub when running the sound calibration. In fact, I can't even get through the entire calibration because it stops on the subwoofer test stating that the sub is too loud and instructs to lower its volume. I can't lower it enough, even a -10 dB and the other channels +8 dB or more, it still insists the sub is too loud. When I go back to play something, there is absolutely no bass coming out of the sub, even if I manually turn the sub channel to +10 dB and lower the other channels. I can take the sub interconnect out of the "Subwoofer" output and put it into the "Front" channels and it plays bass, but of course, full range.

I have tried every sound field and mode I can and can't figure this out.
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I have an SC-07 and for some reason, I can't get any bass to come out of the sub when playing. The sub amp is an Adcom that is bridged on a passive 10" sub. Both work fine. Bass comes from the sub when running the sound calibration. In fact, I can't even get through the entire calibration because it stops on the subwoofer test stating that the sub is too loud and instructs to lower its volume. I can't lower it enough, even a -10 dB and the other channels +8 dB or more, it still insists the sub is too loud. When I go back to play something, there is absolutely no bass coming out of the sub, even if I manually turn the sub channel to +10 dB and lower the other channels. I can take the sub interconnect out of the "Subwoofer" output and put it into the "Front" channels and it plays bass, but of course, full range.

I have tried every sound field and mode I can and can't figure this out.
Found the answer to my own question:

Apparently (and stupidly), the Pioneer completely turns off the subwoofer output if you have selected "Large" for your main speakers. Is there a reason we can't have large speakers and a sub? I don't think so. Even if my mains will not go to 30 Hz, I believe they are quite capable of 80 Hz and I feel funny selecting "Small" with DQ-10's.
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Found the answer to my own question:

Apparently (and stupidly), the Pioneer completely turns off the subwoofer output if you have selected "Large" for your main speakers. Is there a reason we can't have large speakers and a sub? I don't think so. Even if my mains will not go to 30 Hz, I believe they are quite capable of 80 Hz and I feel funny selecting "Small" with DQ-10's.
With the fronts set to Large set the subwoofer to Plus. But in Pure Direct with an analog connection the subwoofer is still bypassed. With a digital connection in Pure Direct the sub will be active.
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With the fronts set to Large set the subwoofer to Plus. But in Pure Direct with an analog connection the subwoofer is still bypassed. With a digital connection in Pure Direct the sub will be active.
I don't remember a "Plus" option in the settings, but I'll take a look into it. Thanks.

Another thing: I can seem to get a video signal out to my TV anymore through HDMI. Is this a common problem? It used to work.
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I have an SC-25 and a vsx-23 and except for the occasional handshake issue they both work fine. Have you tried using the second HDMI output?
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After re calibrating my HT on the SC-05. It's showing all speakers set to large with my sub 'grayed out'. How do I manually adjust them to small so my sub will get the LFE <80Hz?
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Is the SC05 still a viable receiver for a 5.1 setup? Or is the new stuff just too good? I'd hate to throw away 800 bucks if I do not have too. Upgrade or keep?

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