New speakers shutting off amp...what to do?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by MikeDE, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. MikeDE

    MikeDE Stunt Coordinator

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    EDIT: Thanks to you all, problem solved (see last post).

    I finally got 6 Athena B1's hooked up to my Onkyo SR502, and while giving it a test drive with Phantom of the Opera, the amp shut off and has a blinking light. Turned it back on and it played fine for a few minutes, then the music started to swell and off it goes again. I noticed earlier the left surround was a bit weak so cranked it up high, but don't know if this would cause the shut off. Any idea what I could have done wrong or what to do to try to fix this? This has really bummed me out.
     
  2. EvanW

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    odd, got them hooked up right id check to make sure u didnt accidently didnt mix up wires. Those athena's are 8 ohms and shouldnt do that to the H/K.
     
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    The B1s aren't a hard load to drive, recheck all your connections for a possible single wire that is lose and causing a short.

    That's a start, how loud were you listening? could you easily talk without raising you voice??.

    Brent
     
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    Check all speaker connections. If they are okay, you might have blown a fuse (for any number of reasons) and likely need servicing. Overwhelming chance it's a bad speaker wire connection.
     
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    Also, are you using a sub and if so, do you have your speakers set to large or small?
     
  6. MikeDE

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    Thanks for all your responses! The panic is over. I took the advice and checked all the connections. Evidently when pulling the wires from the wall clips going to the old wall mounted speakers (new ones are on stands), I pulled one from the amp. Lesson learned, check amp connections and be more careful when moving wire. I found another one loose, and the connection to the surround speaker that had low volume needed to be put in better. I thought I was being so careful, but obviously not. Now it's doing fine, and I'm one happy camper! Geez, I don't know what I'd do without HTF for help and advice.
     
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    Banana plugs are your (and my!) best friend.

    Go from a copper mess to RCA plug-type connectivity!
     
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    You know, it only takes 1 or 2 instances of this, before you go off the the Radio Shck for some inexpensive banana plugs... [​IMG]
     

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