Hello I'm unsure whether this is the ideal forum to post this in so apologies if so... but I really need help. I received my 2805 today, my first ever AV Receiver, though in terms of experience I am wholly ignorant I have been researching my purchase for months and familiarised myself with as much terminology and procedures with faults etc. as possible up till now, so I really wouldn't be writing if it wasn't necessary. My problem is simply that not only can I get no sound from the speakers but the amp cannot even detect any on the Auto Setup ("No mic/speakers ERROR"). Though you will find this pitifully amusing, the only speakers I am trying to drive it with at this moment are a pair of very large Sony bookshelfs which came with a Stereo System bought by my parents in 1978 (!!!). Though this seems absurd it was simply for the sake of initially testing the amp before putting it into storage while I return to college, and then buy myself a set of Quad 12L's when I am back for Xmas (and relegating the Sony's to surrounds just for the very short-term) Anyway, what is troubling me is that I cannot understand why the speakers are not working (or even being detected), as they do work fine with the old stereo system and are infact the ideal impedance for the 2805 (8 Ohm). In addition their Capacity (could this be the problem?) is 40w DIN Nominal and 60w DIN Music. Also I must say that their cables (fitted to the back speaker units, not removable) are terminated with a small plug with 2 pins for + & - respectively, which I haphazardly converted to normal cable (old Mains cable) with insulation tape (yeah I know, hilarious.... but it works when connected to the old unit). I wouldn't be as paranoid about the Receiver not working with such antiquated equipment... but the box has a hefty dent in the top, and the finish on a few of the vents on top of the unit look worn (?). There are no actual marks or scratches on the unit beyond handling smudges etc. which is to be expected, but I'm wondering whether it is brand-new as stated (was bought from PRC Direct). I browsed almost the entire manual before I even took it out of the box, and though this kind of equipment is totally new to me and thus I could be missing something obvious, I can't see anything from what's in the manual. I know it's common sense that these two components aren't really meant to be used together, but if I could just here some SOUND at the very least from the speakers it would put my mind at rest as to the amp being damaged. Many thanks in advance & apologies for such a long post.