I wanted to just hear how the receiver's tuner sounded, without hooking up all the speakers. I hooked up my two mains, followed the owner's manual on how to set up speakers (programming the center, side, back, & subwoofer speaker settings to OFF). It wouldn't let me into the CALIBRATE option, I assumed this was normal with all the other speaker settings turned OFF.
My problem is I'm only getting sound out of the right main ( no left main sound) & that's only when I crank the volume up over 50. I checked my speaker wires for breaks (there were none) & swapped the speaker connections to be sure my left speaker was working. It is. I reset the receiver back to factory defaults after working with this for about 45 minutes, still have the same problem.
Am I wrong in assuming I could listen to the receiver with only 2 speakers? Will it only function with a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup?
Please forgive my naiveness with this, I'm on a learning curve here. I figure if I don't know something, I'll ask someone who does. Thanks in advance for your help. You all have been a great source of info, I really appreciate it.