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Old 01-02-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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I'm wondering what could be the issue with my amp/receiver that I've had since 1992. It's been pretty dependable and generally has excellent sound. However, I have noticed that the output to my right speaker is not as strong as to the left. I have already checked the speakers, and have switched them around. It continues to be the right side. (The right speaker is about 2 feet closer to the amp, do to my entertainment center layout.)

When I turn the balance completely to the right, the volume is not as loud as it is when turned completely to the left, indicating that the right output isn't as strong.

Any idea what this would be?
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Your 24 year old Denon is telling you that a PCB is fried and it's time to purchase a new AV/receiver.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:57 PM
 
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Your 24 year old Denon is telling you that a PCB is fried and it's time to purchase a new AV/receiver.
Can you provide me with WHY you think it's the circuit board???
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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Can you provide me with WHY you think it's the circuit board???
If it's not the speakers, what else could it be?
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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If it's not the speakers, what else could it be?
That makes it sound like all the amp consists of is a PCB.

I posted here hoping to get some technical assistance. I guess I made a mistake.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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That makes it sound like all the amp consists of is a PCB.

I posted here hoping to get some technical assistance. I guess I made a mistake.
How are people sitting at their computers supposed to diagnose your receiver? My guess is that, whatever is wrong with your receiver, it would cost more to fix it that to buy a replacement.

What's the hourly rate for repairs these days? $125 plus parts? You could go on Craigslist or EBay and buy something similar for $50. I've got receivers sitting around this house I can't seem to give away. And they all work.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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It would cost more to fix it than it would be worth. You've gotten an amazing amount of use out of that receiver, and you should probably consider a new or newer replacement. I'm very happy with my now four year old Denon AVR-1911, and they can be had very cheaply on the used market. Much cheaper than it would be to fix an amp or repair a PCB on your Denon.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Can we assume that since you've got a 24 year old unit that you have a turntable connected? If so, be aware that new lower cost AV/receivers do not have a 'phono in'. If you want a 'phono in' jack, the units start at around $500 And it will probably also have HDMI [arc] for a TV wih HDMI2 [arc]
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:00 PM
 
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Can we assume that since you've got a 24 year old unit that you have a turntable connected? If so, be aware that new lower cost AV/receivers do not have a 'phono in'. If you want a 'phono in' jack, the units start at around $500 And it will probably also have HDMI [arc] for a TV wih HDMI2 [arc]
Even those you can buy used for next to nothing. Yamaha, Marantz, Denon. You might spend $500 or $600 to buy one, but when you try to sell it, it's 50 bucks.
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