Kenwood 1060vr surround reciever

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  1. Punkguyta Audiophyte

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    Hello, I'm new as you can tell. Not quite so as far as audiophile knowledge goes, but to the forum. I bought this kenwood 1060vr unit at a yard sale a while ago, good deal, $20. Well what did you know, I get it home and hooked up and realize I can't use the surround channels (other than the center channel, it seems to be always on). After looking into it, you need the remote (I never got one when I bought it sadly) to turn on the rear channels (they're off by default apparently) and the subwoofer out (using high level inputs atm). It's a nice unit, 110 watts per channel, traitr amplifier, sounds great. I figure tho, there's always a equivilent pin on the circuit board for each button push on the remote right? Is there a chance of rigging something like switches up or the such? I have some sony 120watt rear speakers I have setup, just need this.. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    You could buy a universal remote; download the AVR into it and you should be in business.
  3. Punkguyta Audiophyte

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    Really? But it's like at least $60 for one that would probably have the buttons for that right? Like one of those logitech ones with the screens?
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    You might already have this, but while I was searching for a way to help, I came across a link to the owner's manual:

    ftp://inform.kenwoodusa.com/manuals/1070VR.pdf

    I think that the center channel set-up is on the main unit, so you can turn it off if you want. It's probably not worth the money to mod that thing. It's only Pro-Logic, and you can get something with a lot more features for not much more money than the cost of one of those universal remotes. However, you probably have yourself a nice stereo system (especially for $20).
    Adam,

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