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My first time posting and looking for help for any sort of home theater problem like this, so I'm not sure where the best places for me to go are at all and what the best info for me to provide is, so please let me know if I need to go in another direction, and thanks ahead of time!

I have a Yamaha RX-V2065 receiver and a 5.1 set of Paradigm Cinema DSP speakers. Since the problem I'm having is with the rear channel, the model for those speakers is paradigm Cinema ADP v3. I would post links to info on these but the forum is not letting me since I'm a new user.

The issue: I've had this entire set for about 3 years now. Up until a few months ago, I've never had a problem with any of it. Now the receiver will power down when I play anything that uses surround sound at a relatively loud level.

I've done hours of troubleshooting and process of elimination to try and figure out the problem. All of my conclusions conflict with each other, so that's why I'm completely at a loss next. I just want to find out what to buy and replace it. Here is a list of my troubleshooting:
  • When I googled this issue, most people said it was typically caused from people leaving too much copper out and some ends touching. I haven't change my speaker wire since 3 years ago when I first set this all up, but I cleaned up all of my wire cutting for all of them, so they're immaculate
  • Problem seems to be getting worse as time goes on, will shut down at quieter and quieter volumes. Can no longer even watch a movie with DTS or play a game with them hooked up
  • Problem ONLY ever occurs when rear channels are being used. Doesn't matter how loud it gets up front, receiver never powers down
  • Tried different speaker wires that I knew were good, still powered down
  • Tried hooking up the surround speakers to the front channels, still powered down (you would think that would eliminate possibility of receiver or wiring being the problem then...)
  • So my next step was to try a friend's speakers for the rear, couldn't get very far as one of them blew and caught fire. Neat (they were a cheaper pair of Onkyo SKF-380's)
I was pretty convinced that the speakers were some how the problem until I tried another pair and one blew up really easily. Now I'm not so sure. It COULD have just been coincidence, or it could be the receiver I guess, unfortunately I don't know enough about HT equipment to know at this point. Can anyone help?
 

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Thanks. I guess taking the receiver to a service center and having them check it out then would probably be a good next step for me.
 
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