Sony XA-39 Auto Source Selector
Something happened and I lost my drivers side speaker feed on the Clipper. This may have happened some time ago but I just noticed it this week while prepping for our eastern tour. The rear speakers still worked on both sides, only the drivers side cockpit and lounge area were not rocking.
All the speakers worked with the TV but when the dash rocker switch was returned to radio setting only the right side would produce.
So I proceed to take the dash and console apart and try to pinpoint the problem.
On the CLIPPER, equipped with SONY AUDIO, located on the back of the center console is mounted a "SONY XA-39 AUTO SOURCE SELECTOR" that the radio and the CD player feed. This XA-39 automatically selects which input and feeds it on to the main amplifier with the XM 2022.
When I bypassed the XA-39 all my speakers worked as designed. The XA-39 has inputs for feeding front and back speakers, but in the CLIPPER application, the rear speakers, I believe, are fed from the main amp. or possibly the XM 2022?
I dismantled the XA-39 looking for a visual clue of loose solder joint or board burn but found nothing.
To correct the problem, I switched the inputs from the radio/CD to the rear speaker RCA inputs and also changed the output to the rear RCA connection. This solved my problem and all speakers again work.
I did a search for a new XA-39 and find they are obsolete and impossible to find new. The newer version was XA-300 but it has also been discontinued and is hard to come by.
My problem is solved for now but if anyone has any sources of these obsolete supplies please post for future reference.
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