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Did I damage anything in my receiver?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   JasonMA

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Posted April 02 2004 - 04:36 AM

Yesterday I was watching a video tape of a program I had recorded earlier and I noticed that my right speaker was putting out a very distorted sound. I switched to TV and it didn't sound distorted in any way, so I thought that maybe one of the wires from the RCA Y adapter/splitter I have connected to the mono out on the back of my VCR was loose. I reached around the back of my VCR to check, and it was in fact loose. So loose, that when I touched it, one of the wires connected to the adapter fell out. I then decided it would be wise to move my entertainment center so I could get behind and tighten any loose connections, but as soon as I let the y adapter go, my receiver (Yamaha RX-V630) shut off by itself. I turned it back on and a message flashed in the display that read: "Check sp wires." I turned the receiver off, unplugged everything, and went behind the entertainment center to investigate. What happened was the unconnected end of the y adapter from the VCR had made contact with on of the banana plugs for my speakers, and it was still connected to the VCR! Could I have damaged my speakers or my receiver in any way? I double checked all connections and turned everything back on and all seems to sound fine, but nonetheless I am a bit worried.
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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted April 02 2004 - 04:46 AM

It sounds like your Yamaha did what it was supposed to in order to prevent damage. Also, unless you actually heard huge distortion or a loud pop your speakers should be fine. Some speakers are fused, which is helpful to prevent damage.You can also install fuses inline between receiver and speaker. I think you're OK.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   JasonMA

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Posted April 02 2004 - 05:02 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. Good thing the receiver turned off I guess. I heard no huge distortion or pops in the speakers, and like I said, they sound fine now. They don't have fuses (JBL NSP1), so I guess I'll just be more careful in the future. Thanks for reassuring that everything is OK.
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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Alan Wise

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Posted April 02 2004 - 06:27 AM

Jason, I agree with Rob, the receiver safely did it's job. It's good to see another Methuen person on this forum. Not only am I from Methuen (and work here too)but I have a Yamaha RX-V640 receiver. Please feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Best Regards, Al. Wise
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   JasonMA

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Posted April 02 2004 - 08:40 AM

Hey Al, Always good to see another person in my area interested in home theater. I'll keep your name in mind in case anything comes up.
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