Pioneer Reciever Overloading

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  1. Chris Huber

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    This is a Pioneer VSX-D811S Reciever. I have only had it for 8 months. Just this afternoon, when I turned it on, any vol past medium loudness and the reciever says "overload" and turns off. This also happens right at medium-low vol levels right when I big hit in sound comes on a movie. It also does the same when hooked to a CD player or anything else.

    1)What is wrong and is it common?

    2)Is it ok to hook a laptop with headphone out into the AUX of a reciever and listen to music through it? That part won't damage it, will it?
     
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    I can almost guarantee the problem is you do not have enough power for the speakers you are trying to drive. Fortunately for you, the receiver shuts off rather than destroying your speakers, which is what would likely happen next. What speakers with what settings?
     
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    Just some thoughts.

    I would check all your connections. Make sure you have the speakers wired the same. Pos. to pos. neg to neg from the rec. to the spks. Make sure stray wires aren't jumping to the other terminals.



    You might want to call Pioneer and ask them. The Pio's I have dealt with usually just power down. I've never seen the "overload" error. I could be wrong.
     
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    Based on the way you asked the questions, I get the feeling that the receiver was doing just fine and then you plugged in the headphone outputs into one of the inputs (unknown) of the receiver. After that perhaps you started to observe problems yes?

    If so, then there is a distinct possibility that the headphone output from the laptop had been and is overdriving the unit. For reasons that are beyond me this may've caused an internal malfunction in the receiver.

    If it's still under warranty, I'd bring it in.
     
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    Well, since it was OK before, then there is a good chance you fried one or more drivers in one or more speakers, and this is shorting the system. You should be able to hear this right away, because there would be a "hole" in the frequency range. Disconnect all the speakers, and try them each one at a time. If it still shorts with a single speaker, you will have to then find out what has fried. If each of them works individually, then you at least know it isn't the speakers.
     
  7. Chris Huber

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    How about this guys...

    I re-wired the back of the recieve and now it works. I am glad you were wrong. Those speakers work great with that reciever.
     
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    I'm glad too.
     
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    So which one of us helped you the most? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The ones who said, "I am glad it wasn't that."

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