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Home Stereo Shutdown Problems

Shutdown problems occur when an amplifier or receiver detects a problem and shuts down to prevent damage to itself or the speakers.  Usually, the protection circuits are fast enough to save the unit from self destruction.  Still, it's best not to tempt fate by repeatedly causing a shutdown. 
If shutdown only occurs at moderate or high volume, a shorted speaker or speaker wire should be suspected.  We advise customers to check the speakers and wires before they can permanently damage the unit.  Here are some ways to do this: