Denon AVR-587 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hey ajn1n1 we need to fine where the tinnyness is coming from Lets do a test shall we,

hook up your voice matched polks to your front left and right speaker outputs on your amp to see how they sound as mains. if you hear tinny then its the speakers. sometimes speaker need to be broken in a bit.

hook up your main front left and right speakers to your rear outputs. if you hear the tinnyness then its the output of that channel on the amp or a setting. Newer amps let you change speaker sizes in the menu so that it can change over the crossover for that channel.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Feb 23, 2016 | 176 views

Use your tape, In end Out jacks on the reciever.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Oct 19, 2012 | 126 views

I assume that the sub-woofer is "POWERED TYPE" ..otherwise if it is a PASSIVE type you can not use it as sub but regular speaker.....
So,if it has a power plug for 110 VAC it is "powered type" ..Than you need to find out the AUDIO output 2xRCA plugs on the back and connect it to the 1x RCA input of need a "Y type RCA cable " to make 2x stereo output into the 1x MONO input RCA jacks for need volume adjustment once on the sub controls (if it is a Powered )

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Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Jun 21, 2011 | 217 views

Quickest way to tell if the remotes buttons are (worn out) broken. If you have a digital camers or cell phone with a LCD display, put the remote in front of the camera and press the buttons. If the buttons are functional you will see the flashing red lights in the camera window. Hope this helps. If you need a new remote, check EBAY, there always there.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Jun 14, 2011 | 102 views

Check the driver (Cone) on the speaker - if it moves in and out freely - be gentle - then it is OK, but if its at all impeded or occasionally catches then it is blown.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Mar 20, 2011 | 63 views

For zone 2 you need separate zone2 remote control or there should be a zone2 switch on main remote control.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Feb 07, 2011 | 175 views

The problem usually is very simple - bad connection in head phone connector located on the front of the unit.
You need to find any headphones with 1/4 jack and plug it into receiver several times. It clean internal contacts in the connector and your receiver will work again. Good idea to use contact cleaner during the process. Thanks.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Jun 01, 2012 | 338 views

There is a short either on the speaker wires to the speakers or the speakers are defective (some sort of a short or too low of resistance). Lastly, check to see if a stray strand of wire is not touch the left and right terminals. Any short in the network (wire, lack of insulation, staple, screw, etc. ) will cause the system to clip.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Jan 08, 2011 | 233 views

I'm assuming your subwoofer is self-amplified, otherwise it won't work with a preamp (rca) input.

Under Speaker Setup you have to have Subwoofer set to YES (page 16).

If you have good bass-capable main speakers I would recommend setting the subwoofer playback mode to LFE+Main, otherwise just LFE.

Beyond this we would need to know something more about the subwoofer and its controls.

Connect any other preamp out channel, like CDR/Tape OUT, to the sub and tune an FM station to see if the sub is capable of processing audio. A 'normal' audio signal would sound muffled but it would prove the cabling, amp and speaker at least function and point us back to setup as the culprit.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Dec 09, 2010 | 440 views

check your speaker A - B channel push-button switchces. They tend to get worn and contacts internally corroded after all these years <!-- from fixya rte -->

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Aug 16, 2010 | 792 views

Make sure that the volume is not muted or too low on the TV...the TV volume output to your receiver will be performing the function of a pre-amp to your receiver. Then select the appropriate input on the receiver that you have the TV audio connected to.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Jul 17, 2010 | 255 views

You need to run an Analog (RCA) cable from your Cable Box, DSS, or FIOS to the Analog input of the receiver. It does not see digital signal input on secondary zones. Hope this helps

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Jun 21, 2010 | 339 views

It sounds like your cable signal is dropping out. Take it up with th carrier.

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Apr 03, 2010 | 262 views

Are you intending to hear the TV as a source?

Does it relate to your problem? How about some details?

Better yet... what does work? FM?

Are the speakers enabled? Input Mode correct?

If you run through ALL of the setup routines do you eventually get sound?

We already know it's going to be a setting that's wrong so let's follow the recommendations in the Troubleshooting Section of the manual and make sure the input is set appropriately, the volume is up and there is a digital input present if that is what's selected?

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Apr 01, 2010 | 257 views

try another another source that you know works on the vaux to make sure the input is good. you can try plugging your camera into a diff input or directly to your tv. also make sure to take off the lens cap when you make a video.

Chris B
PHTBA tech

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Feb 18, 2010 | 310 views

A few ways to get more bass here you go John.

If you have a sub check your level and crossover settings on sub and on amp, on the sub half volume and 90-120 crossover should be kicking,

Run a speaker level test on your denon and turn up sub channel.

if you want more bass in your speakers press the tone button on the front panal. for some i believe its in the menu system under parameter

Depending on what the source is you can turn up the bass on the source. aka ipod, some dvd players and what have you.

Chris B
PHTBA tech

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Feb 18, 2010 | 537 views

Double check your inputs on the denon some are assignable, Check cables for looseness hdmi cables are prone to this since they are digital. make sure tv is on the right input and if it is try changing it to a different input "sometimes inputs/outputs go bad"

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Feb 18, 2010 | 353 views

disconnect the speakers and see if amp will stay on. if this the case maybe suspect one of the o/p amps

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Feb 08, 2010 | 407 views

disconnect all equipment from reciever recycle power if the power still not it needs repair

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Aug 02, 2009 | 701 views


Couple things to be aware of:
1. The X200 is not available with a Blu-Ray drive. So, your HD content will need to come from somewhere else, such as downloading from iTunes. Alternatively, you can purchase an external Blu-Ray drive. (it may be cheaper / easier to buy a dedicated Blu-Ray player if that's the route you want to go).

2. The X200 only has analog audio output. The only surround you'll be able to receive is Dolby Pro-Logic, provided your source material has it encoded that way. You can connect your laptop to the receiver via a 1/8" to RCA adapter, available at virtually any electronics retailer. (Buy the cheapest one you can find) Connect the 1/8" plug to your headphone jack on the laptop, and the white and red RCA connections to any available input on the back of your receiver. (such as CD, AUX, DVD, etc.) Select that input on the front of your receiver and you'll hear the output of your laptop. Enable surround sound processing (pro-logic) on your receiver. Check the manual for instructions on how to do that.

3. Purchase a VGA cable (I recommend ). I suggest staying under 15' for optimal quality. Connect one end to your laptop, and the other to the PC-in on the back of your TV. Select that input using your TV's remote. (On my Sony, I press Menu, External Inputs, then PC)
4. Set up your laptop to use the external monitor. I suggest leaving your laptop off till you plug in the VGA cable. If upon booting your laptop is outputting to the TV display, usually a key combination such as Shift-F7 will enable it.

Alternatively, your TV has an 1/8" audio input jack that goes along with the PC input. If you've connected the audio out of the TV to your receiver already, the audio from your laptop can pass through the TV to the receiver. 1/8" cables can also be purchased from

Let me know if that helps!

Denon AVR-587 | Answered on Apr 20, 2009 | 948 views

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