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Need some help on a Pioneer VSX 9700s

by Azathoth / January 5, 2006 11:07 AM PST

I recently acquired an old Pioneer VSX 9700s A/V reciever from an old friend. It seems to work fine, switching on and seeming to ouput sound by way of equalizer bars. However, it does not ouput any sound at all. Although speakers are hooked up, there is not sound emitted and nothing happens at all. What could the problem be, and could I possibly fix it myself? Any input is appreciated.

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Pioneer VSX 9700S Trouble
by Gaeta79 / February 2, 2006 12:46 AM PST

Just wondering if you ever resolved this? I am having the same problem and I am wondering if I have a open Pre-Amp where a Loop Bar is supposed to be? I had once upon a time a Bose Amp plugged in. Now I do not longer need it I wonder if I need to place those loops back in. Sort of like closing a circuit if you will.
Presently, I only have my rear speakers working. With the Bose Amp that I had plugged in a long time ago, it controlled the front and center, which does not work now. I am thinking my replacing the bar loops it will allow the front and center speakers to work.

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Pioneer VSX 9700S Trouble
by rcarrosq / February 24, 2006 7:48 AM PST

Plug some decent RCA cables from the PRE-out to the Main-in.

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by stewart norrie / February 2, 2006 3:30 AM PST

I agree with Gaeta the bars may be your problem. Also I owned this pioneer unit and sold it for $50.00 . 5.1 dolby digital never sounded rite. I could never get the back speakers to balance with the front also the 5.1. effect was horrible. I replaced it with a DENON 3805 and a million % better sound. If you are going to use it for 2 channel stereo then it may be worth keeping it good luck stewart

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Help Hopefully
by RoadRunner6 / February 2, 2006 3:40 PM PST

That was a good comment on the above post about checking the pre-out jacks to make sure the jumper connector is still in. Some people will hook up an external amp to bypass the amp in the receiver. However, it seems like you would get maybe some sound like the other poster is unless you currently have it in stereo mode only.

Also, check to see what you get out of the headphone jack, sound?


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