Back in January I bought a Yamaha RX V450 AV receiver : http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1926
and a set of Acoustic Energy AEGIS EVO THREE floor speakers: http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/products/aegisevo/aegisevoloudspeakers.html
When I hooked it all up and played some music it sounded great, I then turned the volume up and the the amplifier cut out. When I turned it back on the display said CHECK SP. WIRES. I checked the wires, and couldn't see any obvious signs of where bare wires might have been touching. I assumed that the wires i was using were a bit dodgy, as there was a number of joins i had to make so that it would reach.
I bought some better quality speaker wire but did not bother attaching it until last week as I was waiting until I moved house.
It turns out that even with the good speaker wire the amplifier still cuts out when i turn it up past a certain volume.
Can someone suggest to me what the problem might be, as i really don't know what to do. It is as if the amplifier thinks the speakers can't handle it, or maybe the cut-out is a bit too sensitive, surely this is not the case.
hi. i stumbled onto your conversation (always late but never never). i had the same frustrating experience and won the check sp wires blip by changing my channel output back to 4 from 6 on my new yamaha. i get into more trouble acting out on "what would happen if i......"
ew...........well, i'd have to repeat my mistake, and then repeat my screwing around.........hm lemme see..........
got it! I set the straight effect, then advanced the program button 1 click and wallah (sp?) off she went just after I saw "6 spkr". not sure how many times I can get away with this but as soon as the sys turned on I wasted no time to undo my efforts. smiling Kelly
Hey, Thought I'd join in if you've still got the amp? After reading a few threads, I would have suggested the impedence, but sounds like you've tried this. The only time this has happened to me was when I had my speaker wire going around the room and I had tucked it under some carpet. Well, round the edge of carpets, you have some quite sharp nails/tacks to keep it secure and this was penetrating my cable, and this in turn, made the amp cut out at a certain volume. Other than that, I'm out of ideas!
i have been haveing the same problem with my yamaha amp..i got 2 AS-F2.2 Athena Floor Speakers rated at 8ohms as my main fronts and the rest of my 5.1 system is athnea sattlite speakers rated at 4ohm...my amp is set to 4ohm's..i have changed all the speaker wires but i still get the sp wire error after my amp propmtly shuts itself down when i try to listen to music loud..is the concensus's still that the prob is bad wires or something else..i am going to check all my wires with a meter tommorrow to eliminate that aspect..
shit just realized that this thread is over 2 years old..LOL..well maybe i will get lucky and somebody has a fix :)
I just re-wired my system with 12AWG wire and banana clips both at the amp and speaker. "STILL GETTING CHECK SP WIRES" i have the RXV-1600 should be a quality amp. I have a call into YAMAHA if they have a fix i'll let you know.