How do I know if my receiver is blown, blew, shot, done,etc.?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Matthew Will, May 10, 2004.

  1. Matthew Will

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    Alright so here is the deal. I have a Sony DE-195 stereo receiver. I know its a cheapy. I've had it for about 3-4 years I'd say and it has done an awesmoe job for what I've asked of it. I'm still in college and just a few days ago I came home. I had the DE-195 at school and packed it up for the 4 hour drive home. At school the receiver was awesome and really pushed my Adire Audio HE10.1's well. I can't say the same for when I got home and connected it up again.
    First off I also have a pair of KLH 15" 3 way monitors that were my first pair of speakers purchased. They have more bass than the HE10.1's but not the clarity of the 10's. Anyways I connected the receiver to the KLH cause I felt like hearing some decent bass once more. To say the least I was very unimpressed. The sound levels all together are down but mainly the bass is almost nonexistant. If I turn on the bass boost the bass sounds extremely distorted and still not very loud. Usually I'll listen to music with the volume at 25%-40% and push it to half volume or a little bit more to demo the system to people. I can easily put it at half volume and barely feel the bass like I used to. I have found the same results with the HE10.1's hooked up. Also when I try to run a resonance test where it starts at about 10 Hz and works up there is a little pop through the speakers and the receiver goes into protect mode. If I go to the part where its at 20 Hz or 30 Hz it doesn't go into protect mode. So whats the deal? Here are a few of my worries.
    1. My speakers are blown.
    2. The receiver is blown.

    So which is it? I would think the receiver is blown but would it still send out power to the speakers if it was blown? I hope that the receiver is blown because I just ordered my first surround sound recevier, Onkyo 601, but I still hate to see this receiver act like this. I can't stand not having music blasting right now. What do I do? Matt
     
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  3. Matthew Will

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    The KLH are still in good condition. They worked well before I left. They haven't been used since August.

    I listen to music pretty damn loud sometimes.

    Anyways, I think it might be the receiver. I was playing a resonance test for my friends to see if they could figure it out and I started to smell smoke. I didn't see any but I smelled something burning. I turned off the receiver and turned it back on. No more smell of smoke and it still sends out a signal. Like I said, bass still isn't good. I can't wait to get my Onkyo to see if it fixes my problem. Any suggestions guys? Matt
     
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