No sound from Elac B6.2 speakers

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  1. Stormhammer

    Stormhammer Member

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    I recently purchased a set of Elac B6.2 speakers and an Onkyo TX-8220 receiver. After getting the speakers hooked up and trying to get sound, I'm not getting anything at all. I have tried wires both with and without the banana plugs that I bought but regardless, I get no sound through either of the speakers. Right now I am just testing with the AM/FM radio. Can anyone offer any advice on what I can try to fix this?

    ::Edit:: Noob operator error. Needed to scan for channels on the radio. Mods please delete, sorry.
     
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    I'll try to channel @HiFi Guy here

    This seems like it's probably a cable issue.

    Are the speaker cables new? and where did you purchase them?
    Did you put the banana plugs on yourself?
    Have you double and triple checked the connection between the speakers and the cables are good?

    Do you have another amp or set of speakers you could swap out and test?
     
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    Hey I appreciate the quick response. My first thought was that the banana plugs were wrong but it ended up just being that I needed to let the receiver scan for channels first. A newbie error on my part! Everything is working and sounding great now though.
     
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    Cool. good news. glad everything is working and enjoy your nice new set-up!
     
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    Just waiting on the two most important parts now...preamp and turntable itself!
     
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    I just ordered almost the same thing, just waiting on the Onkyo 8020 receiver. I'm probably wrong but you don't need a pre-amp with this receiver right? I read that you just need to plug your turntable into the phono input.
     
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    I believe it does have a built in preamp but I ended up buying the MoFi StudioPhono to go with it to get a better sound.

    ::Edit:: it does have a built in preamp (phono inputs). I will just plug my external into one of the other inputs.
     
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    I ordered the same combo of speaker and amp. The speaker arrived yesterday, but the amp got delayed until today. I probably won't get to hook it all up until tomorrow. Excited though.
     
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    It sounds great man. I'm excited to get my separate preamp but even hooked up to the Onkyo it sounds really good.
     
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    Just curious...what volume level do you turn them up to? My room, i'd consider medium sized, but I'm turning the amp up to the low to mid-70s to get it nice and loud.
     
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    I live in an apartment so I try not to drown out the neighbors, but anything past about 60 on the Onkyo sounds pretty loud to me, though I'm sure mileage will vary depending on the size of your listening space, the acoustics of the room, and what you are actually spinning on the turntable.
     
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    what turntable do you have?
     
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    I just recently bought a U-Turn Orbit Special, which comes with an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge.
     
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