Kenwood KR-6600 Stereo issue

Discussion in 'Kenwood-Trio/Kensonic-Accuphase' started by jkcoondog3, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. jkcoondog3

    jkcoondog3 Active Member

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    I have an unexplained issue. Left channel does not work in stereo mode when tape selector is set to source, which is straight up. Both channels do work in mono. Both channels work fine in stereo if I have the tape selector set to source mon. Whats up with that. Everything use to work fine on tape source, but recently left channel no workie in stereo. I have done a complete de-oxit job but nothing has changed. Like I said, works fine set to source mon.
     

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  2. JRC75

    JRC75 Active Member

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    Try input a source maybe AUX to left side only. Gently move switches slowly one at a time and see if you get signal through. Could be Deoxit did not get to sweet spot of contacts. Or maybe another problem.
     
  3. jkcoondog3

    jkcoondog3 Active Member

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    I tried all that and nothing. I did find out that if I turn up volume loud enough I can hear left channel
     
  4. JRC75

    JRC75 Active Member

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    I would remove power get an ohm meter and look at the switch contacts. Does it have a pre amp out and main amp in on back?
     
  5. JRC75

    JRC75 Active Member

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    If so turn power off plug into main in with a deck with variable output (this would become the volume control that's why you have power off). and see if both channels work. If both channels work problem is in pre amp section. Turn off power before removing signal to main in.
     
  6. JRC75

    JRC75 Active Member

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    Think I led you a bit astray jkcoondog3. Had to go help a friend mount a TV. Your problem has to be in the pre amp section and could be in the switches, loose connection, bad component.
     

     

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  7. sregor

    sregor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What is plugged into the tape inputs and outputs- especially tape B, As far as I can tell, the only difference between source and source monitor is the tape output from A is sent to B, instead of B connected to the source Not sure what A input is. Else problem points to S2 (tape monitor switch)
     
  8. jkcoondog3

    jkcoondog3 Active Member

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    Well guys I think. No I know I fixed the problem. I put it back on the operating table, removed face plate and held receiver up on its back and did a de-oxit through the mono, stereo switch and let gravity take the deoxit into the control and walla that was the problem. Amazing how 1 switch, regardless of which 1 switch can cause problems. Thanks for all the help. I guess I hit the sweet spot .
     
  9. Scottansi

    Scottansi New Member

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    I just acquired a 6600 and had the exact issue! Your solution fixed it 100%! Thanks for posting this!
     

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