Barely any sound coming from my home stereo reciever

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Barely any sound coming from my home stereo reciever

Postby Tempe » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:30 am

It is a 1998 or 1999 Kenwood model. I've had it for a number of years; I got it second-hand for free after the original owner gave up on the PITA to operate unit.

It has been running fine for some time for me. The other night I was watching a movie. The sound played fine. Yesterday I woke up to no sound. If you really crank it up you kinda hear some stuff coming out of the right tweeter. That is it.

The volume display is attenuator-style (going in negative numbers all the way to zero). Normal listening level for watching TV is -50. I crank it all the way to -20 and I can barely hear something coming from the right tweeter. So the unit plays music or whatever audio is presented to it. You just can barely hear it. I also had my video outputs of the cable box and dvd player running through the reciever and then going to my tv. The video output of the reciever is fine.

If anyone is curious, it is the Kenwood VR-2090. Any help would be appreciated.

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Postby KU40 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:47 pm

i know this is a very basic suggestion, but have you made sure the speaker A/B selector switch is in the right position?
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Postby Tempe » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:17 pm

Yup. I'm gonna go to Home Depot and pick up the proper replacement fuses and some plastic fuse pullers to yank the old ones out and see if they are bad. I can't reach them with my fingers without snapping one of the vertical circuit boards...

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Postby Tempe » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:10 pm

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I noticed the light on in the front of the unit. I figured what is this? I luckily had the owner's manual. It said something about a tape monitor. All I did was go in the remote, choose Tape 2 as the input, and the sound reappeared. Odd Image

Thanks to all who helped!

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Postby KU40 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:17 pm

Tempe wrote:[IMG]
Thanks to all who helped!

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that would be......you. haha
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Postby crazyray » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:42 pm

A tape monitor!? Imagine that!! :meh:
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Postby Tempe » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:21 pm

I bet half the people in this forum don't know what a tape is :p
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Postby KU40 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:54 pm

that's actually happened to me a time or two. or at least messing around with it, noticed that tape 2 shuts sound off. didn't think of it for this though.
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Postby NDGeist » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:15 am

While half may not know what a tape is, 99% don't know the function of your tape2/monitor button. :D

I've got a 9 band eq that hooks up tape2 style for my old kenwood 2ch that i got like 16 years ago,(5th or 6th grade) Basically the tape monitor sends signal out 2 channels, and accepts it back in on another two, allowing you to manipulate the signal more than a bass/treble knob allows. I wonder where that thing is, i should hook it up to the garage bookshelves...
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Postby Derek » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:26 pm

NDGeist wrote:While half may not know what a tape is, 99% don't know the function of your tape2/monitor button. :D

I've got a 9 band eq that hooks up tape2 style for my old kenwood 2ch that i got like 16 years ago,(5th or 6th grade) Basically the tape monitor sends signal out 2 channels, and accepts it back in on another two, allowing you to manipulate the signal more than a bass/treble knob allows. I wonder where that thing is, i should hook it up to the garage bookshelves...



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