Symptoms/signs of speaker shorting ?

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  1. DaveMcS

    DaveMcS Second Unit

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    I have a troublesome Pioneer VSX-14 that has been acting up a bit lately. It has just occurred to me (at work) that MAYBE I have a short at one of the speaker connections. The receiver shuts down intermittantly with no apparent cause and will turn on if I move the unit around.
    Sitting here using the search function..I came across a possible cause..speaker wires may be loose in a banana plug and shorting out to another plug or binding post.

    what are the signs of speaker wire shorting and what would a receiver do when this happens?
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    Shut down as most all of them have some sort of built in protect. Other causes?? Blown driver / mid / tweet in the system. Down right fualty wire can cause this too.

    Most people would take it down to two channel, and crank the crud out of it to eliminate a bunch of stuff, then go from there with it.
     

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