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I have a echo problem with new reciever

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Rabid Rabbit, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Rabid Rabbit

    Rabid Rabbit

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    Just bought a new reciever Pioneer VSX-821-k to replace a 9 yr old home theater system (very low end). I'm having a problem getting rid of an echo when playing DVDs. The sound from the cable box is good, but when a DVD, Indy Jones and H Potter I get an echo like I'l listening to it in a school gym. I've changed the suround sound themes and speaker set up, with no change that I can detect.

    What am I missing? The manual has a lot of options but nothing that says "if you have unwanted echo....."
    BTW I'm not a audiophile.

    I did serarch the internet but I turned up nothing.
     
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  2. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Speakers running out of phase?

    Check the polarity on the speaker wire connections to make sure + is + and - to -
     

  3. Rabid Rabbit

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    Nope good guess though. I did check, found a loose connection but no difference.
     
  4. benz mechanic

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    turn off your DSP or change the setting to a different effect, have you performed a calibration with the mic?
     
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  6. Cclass

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    I'd try hooking the cable box into the DVD input and vice-versa. If you get the same echo with the cable box it's likely an audio setting on the receiver (like DVD mode is set to hall). If the problem follows the DVD player it would lean towards how you are hooking it up or a digital / analog signal select setting.
     
  7. dango

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    Go into set up for speakers . They will give you options for rear
    speakers. Make sure surround option is Dolby Digital .
    It will give you option in "time" or "Distance" .
    If in time,lessen time between front and rear.
    If in distance , "feet",If front is set at 6 ft. and rear is set at lets say 15 ft. . bring rear speakers closer , like 8 ft..
    When calibration is in distance , speakers are set from where you are sitting to how far speakers are from you.
    Example : I have an Integra receiver and from where I sit to each speaker is how I set them plus I have on screen menus so I can see where I am and the distance to each speaker.
    It will also ask you what you have , front left,right,center,sub-woofer and rear seakers . Good luck and it's not that hard.
    PM me if any questions .
     
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  8. TNGlockman

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    You're not hearing the speakers on the TV are you? If sound is coming from your surround sound system AND your TV speakers, you'll hear an echo.
     
  9. dango

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    Good point , hadn't thought of that and some TV's don't make that easy to shut internal speakers off because you still need volume up depending how you have it wired.
     
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  11. Paul53

    Paul53 All in all I'm just another brick in the wall.

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    Systems, especially surround sound, have various presets, like "hall" "Rock" "Sports" etc, etc. Changing those should fix it, it worked for me.
     
  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I have a echo problem with new reciever
     
  13. Rabid Rabbit

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    No I have no inputs going to the TV audio.
     
  14. Rabid Rabbit

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    I'm going to do teh set up again. This time though the kids will be out of the house and I'm turning off the HVAC fan. You might be hearing from me later today.

    I like the sound but I never thought setting up a reciever would be so difficult. My short term solution was just to imagine the entire movie took place in a cave.