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Would you be willing to try a reset of the Denon AVR ? that might be best for this situation, since it probably isn't 'broken' as evidenced by one mode still working.
OK. Preparing that info, just a minute or five, please...
First, turn Off the Denon device using the button on it, rather than by a surge protector nor by unplugging.
Now, press both TUNER PRESET CH +
and TUNER PRESET CH -
and hold both down... wait until
appears on the display, then let go of the two buttons.
Then try and see if it has improved, please.
Perhaps my instructions are confused.
Maybe the instructions left out, '...while turning On the power again.' after 'Press both...[etc.]'
I regret that omission.
From an OFF state, hold down those two buttons
both TUNER PRESET CH +
and hold both down... while turning the Denon device back On.
And keep holding them down until INITIALIZED appears.
What do you get? (I apologize for giving you slightly bad instructions at first.)
OK. Wait another 2 minutes, and after... oh. That means it has indeed reset!
That's a signal on initial or first initialization, to get the basics set up.
Try setting it up, see if the sound is now normal.
OK, no hurry. Let me know how it goes at your convenience. Thanks.
That's surprising. Maybe something is wrong with your Denon.
How old is it?
Since this happened, how long is the longest you have turned it Off? it might require being turned Off and unplugged from power for 20 minutes or longer, to cool off and reset.
Or it just might be 'broken'... I hope not.
I see. If it still seems locked up in initializing, after 10 more minutes, then something *is* wrong with the Denon, unfortunately.
I'm sorry to hear that.
It has been button-reset, it has been reset by leaving it Off for a while... it's slow to initialize when button-reset... it produces odd-sounding sound... I think it unfortunately might be in need of service-repair, to work properly and fully again.
A question: was it powered through a surge protector? whether you have it serviced, or replace it, a surge protector for any electronic device of any value is an investment that always pays off in the long run.
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