Audessey issue with my S920W:
I've had this for about 14 months (just out of warranty as I bought it as a refurb) and I just bought some new speakers (2 fronts, 2 backs, 1 center), but kept my front heights used for Atmos. So I went to run Audessey, to recalibrate the new speakers and when it gets the the left front height speaker, the receiver just turns off (red blinking light) and never makes the testing sounds. I've pretty much narrowed it down to an issue with the AVR but wanted know what everyone thinks and if there's recourse. here's what I've done:
1) Original test - ran through once, it went back and retested and failed as described above
2) Retested, same result only on the first first run through, this time confirmed it was just as it was going to test the left front height.
3) re-tightened all connections and checked for issue with speaker wire
4) trimmed cable and re connected banana plugs
5) switched terminals thinking maybe I had them reversed
6) used a different speaker (one of the older bookshelfs that I replaced)
7) used different speaker wire - same banana plugs
8) re-did step 4 with new cable
9) replaced banana plugs with brand new ones
None of this worked. I have one more thing to try and that's using a different mic (I have one from an old Onkyo that's the same model mic). But I think there could be something wrong with the AVR's terminal for the left front height. Would it be worth it to disable the two front heights and run through the calibration and see if it completes? Then just attach the two speakers and see if I can get the calibration working? Any other ideas? I really don't want to replace this receiver after just over a year. I really like it. I've just restored the settings for the old speakers and it really doesn't sound that bad. I might just consider leaving it that way, but I'd prefer to get it working the way it's supposed.
Any and all help appreciated.