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2nd Room Source RCA Plugs

The left channel on my 2nd room source RCA input jack on the back of the receiver is not working. I've hooked up an AudioSource integrated amplifier to power some deck speakers. I've narrowed the problem down to the receiver. Is there a way to fix w/o spending a ton of money at circuit city? Thank you.

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Re: 2nd Room Source RCA Plugs

It sounds like the jack just needs to be resoldered is all. Open it up and resolder it. Simple, yet beautiful.

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Kenwood how to connect

You need a stereo mini to RCA cable to connect the laptop's headphone audio jack to the Kenwood. Here is an example of one below. They are very common and available at just about any electronics store for a few bucks.

The Kenwood receiver should have a number of red and white "RCA" audio connectors on the back.

Just connect the RCA portion of the cable to a spare input. They should be clearly marked on the back of the unit and color coded (red for right channel and white for left channel). But it really doesn't matter if you mix the right and left up, it will still make sound.

Most receivers will have inputs that are labeled "CD" or "Aux" that you can connect any audio source to.

If you connect your laptop or an MP3 player to the audio input connections labeled "CD" behind the Kenwood receiver, you can listen to the device by selecting the CD as the source.

It is really easy!

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Our 2nd zone won't work, we get the error saying check SP wires. The wires seem connected correctly. We also can't change the volume on zone 2. The Yamaha unit is working otherwise.


U cant get an amplified out put form ur av receiver for zone 2. speaker a A and B is the same out put of frond left and right. it is not ZONE 2 output. U can get only a pre output for zone to from this receiver. U nee a separate stereo amplifier for using zone 2 .put an amplifier in the other room, connect the zone 2 pre out to it. And do the following setup in ur av receiver .

The receiver shows check speaker cable because its amplifier minimum impedance is 8 ohms . when u connect other speaker in speaker the total impedance will come under 4 ohms. Speaker b is not ZONE 2 in this amplifier

1. press the input selector button A or B to select the source component you want to setup.

2. press and hold LEARN (on remote) button about 3 seconds by using a boll pen or similar object ( SETUP and the selected component name appear alternately in the display window.)

3. press up or down arrow to select "zone2"

4. press LEARN to complete the Zone 2 setup.

5. press source select up arrow to display Zone2 in the window.

6. press an input selector button to select input source u want to listen to in the second room

7. u can control the component by using the component control area button


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My sub will not work when input is tv/cbl. it works for DVD and CD. My cable box says the signal is Dolby 5.1 but receiver does not show that mode. using RCA jacks for connections. Used to get 5.1 and sub...

hello,if your using rca plugs from the cable box than dolby digital 5.1 will not be present. You need to use either an optical or coax or hdmi cable from source to the reciever to recieve digital audio.

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Had same issue, found out it only uses RCA jacks, no optical input will feed to 3rd room. Bummer

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I have a new rca receiver and have it hooked up to my dvd player which works fine. I have it hooked into my tv and Im not getting sesurround through my tv how can I connect to the tv to make it work my tv...

Take a clue from the 10-year old vintage of the TV and the two analog audio cables. It's Dolby Pro Logic Surround at best, not Dolby Surround in the modern, digital, multi-channel sense.

TV's are not the source nor the end of a multi-channel audio chain. Feed this thing a 2-channel source from a Cable Box (into the "TV" jacks), DVD, Video Tape or CD with proper Dolby Surround encoding and will seem to open up the sound field a bit and kick in a little surround effect. It can also simulate a Hall effect and Dolby 3 stereo.

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Go over here:

I have some Denon components myself and had some problems. Ask them here, and within a day you should have solution for this problem.

Probably you have to reset the device to factory settings.

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Yes it is.  You will need to pick up a mini plug to stereo rca adapter.

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Are you talking about the 6 channel input with all RCA jacks? Please explain a little better, it is very hard to know how you have it connected without a very good description since I can not put my eyes on it. You may need to check the settings, it may have the rears muted. More information from you will help me to be able to help you.

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Denon Avr-1803- multiple room audio difficulties!

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