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I purchased a RX-V465 a couple weeks ago and was listening to my MP3 (ZEN) player through the receiver (via Y cable - set the source on the receiver to AV1). Anyway I was just getting familiar with some of the functions and demo'ing the receivers sound and turned the volume up pretty good. Nothing outrageous mind you but driving the speakers pretty good.


I think the volume was at 1 FWIW meaning just barely out of the negative numbers and the unit shut off? Tried it once more and it shut off again. So I'm assuming something was making it clip or overload and the system shuts down in such situations by design.


My question is do I have something wired (speakers) incorrectly, or what would be causing this? It seems very odd that this receiver couldn't handle the volume (again it wasn't that loud).?


Also FWIW, the speakers in question are Cambridge ensemble 5.1, the original ones with the two passive (I think that is the correct terminology) subwoofers with rear surround etc. I did set the EQ manually => the low freq are jacked up pretty good since I currently don't have a powered sub - again just playing with the settings. It sounds really good BTW.


Any thoughts?


p.s. I just ordered a powered sub (BIC) and should be here tomorrow.
 

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A couple things to check..

1. Make sure that you have no little wire strands shorted either @ the of 465 or speaker. This can trigger the short circuit protection within the

465.
2. Back off the bass or the low frequency boost, and see if it still shuts down.
3. Make sure that you have adequate free air space around the top and L/R sides of the 465 should be @ least 4".



Just my $0.01..
 

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A couple things to check..

1. Make sure that you have no little wire strands shorted either @ the of 465 or speaker. This can trigger the short circuit protection within the

465.
2. Back off the bass or the low frequency boost, and see if it still shuts down.
3. Make sure that you have adequate free air space around the top and L/R sides of the 465 should be @ least 4".



Just my $0.01..
Thanks.


I'll check:

1. I'm assuming you mean there are no bare wires touching something => not seated properly at either termination points?


2. Would a lot of low freq boost shut it down? If so, is it because of the passive sub's v.s. a true powered sub? Could this be a limitation of this specific unit (meaning upgrade to a 665 etc..)


3. The receiver is in an open case on the bottom shelf - not quite 3" this one
 

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FWIW -

- I re-seated all the connections on the receiver.

- Installed the power sub I purchased.

- Adjusted the EQ (since the powered SW is in place) but kept the passive SW's connected. I'm not sure if this is a big deal or not, but they provide/add some nice tight "punchyness"


No issues. Cranked 'er up and sounds great.


Question: I currently have a 15ft RCA cable for the SW, but need it to be a bit longer and wanted to know if this length or longer poses an issue? Is there a certain cable for that length (or 25ft) or is it not a big deal?
 
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