Problem with my Denon 1804 - Please Help!

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  1. davenportbuzz

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    Just got a new Denon 1804 and made the major change over of cables from my previous Denon 3200. I was even able to do a test tone and hear all five speakers (and sub) sound off. After playing around with it for awhile though I've encountered a repeating problem that's driving me nuts now.

    When the reciever is in stereo mode - no problem. As soon as I switch to Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic II (i.e. a surround sound format) the receiver shuts off completely and the "standy" light blinks. This strikes me as odd because at one point I was demo-ing "Hulk" to test the sound. It seemed fine then. And, as I mentioned, I was able to do a successful test tone to make sure the speakers were all hooked up. I'm sure the source is a surround sound one too on some satellite channels I tried.

    My first thought is that I crisscrossed my positive/negative rear speaker cables so I changed them and reconnected into the receiver (several combinations). It still shut off. I had previously hooked up the Zone 2 rear surround speaker (a third center rear) so I finally disconnected that to isloate the rear channel problem. Anyway, regardless of my troubleshotting on this, the receiver still shuts itself off as soon as a surround sound format is selected and begins to kick in.

    Can someone help me out with some advice on this? Everything else works fine (video cable inputs and standard 2-channel stereo audio). My front speakers, center, and sub are sounding fine, too.

    Much appreciated!
     
  2. Tyson Wetzel

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    You need to check for a short in the speaker lead on the center and surrounds. A multi-meter would be handy.
     
  3. davenportbuzz

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    It was the center channel. Duh! I can't believe I overlooked that for awhile. I assumed when it was surround sound related that it was the rears, but lo and behold, it was that I criss-crossed my center channel inputs. All is well now in 6.1 surround sound land! Thanks.
     

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