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Yamaha RX Z9 and two-channel system integration


I have spent many hour and hours trying to inegrate my two channel system with my Yamaha RX Z9 receiver to form a 5.1 home theatre system. It is my goal to drive my front pair of B&W 802 speakers with my Classe CA 200 two channel amplifier and my Classe CP 35 preamplifier. I have two rear surround speakers, B&W 803, and a velodyne DD12 subwoofer. I have attempted to attach schematic diagram showing how the components are connected. However, I am not certain whether the image is attached. Accordingly, I will describe the system in detail assuming the image is not attached. You can reach me at JFUCHS@RDLKLAW.COM.

My Classe CA 200 amp has balanced connectors (XLR) to my pre-amp. My Classe CA 200 is connected to my B&W 802 speakers with bi-wired cables. What I mean by bi-wiring is that each cable has a single spade connector at the amp end but two spade connectors at the speaker end. One cable carries both (+) leads and the other cable carries both (-) leads.

I have also bi-wired my two rear surround speakers to the L and R Surround jacks on the back of the Yamaha receiver.

My center channel is bi-wired to my Yamaha to the Center jack.

I have connected my subwoofer to the Yamaha through a single coaxial cable to the subwoofer L jack.

Now for the tricky part. In accordance with page 27 of the Yamaha Owner's Manual, I have connected using coaxial cables with RCA connectors the RCA Line Out jacks of my preamplifier with the Power Amp In jack of the Yamaha receiver. Also, according to the instruction manual on page 27 and 84, I set Speakers B to Zone B. With this configuration I selected the tuner as the source and played music. Sound came from from the center channel speaker and the L and R surround speakers but not from the two front speakers.

I contacted another owner of a Yamaha RX Z9 and he recommended splitting each of my interconnect cables from my pre-amp to the Yamaha receiver. I was not certain where to make the connections so I took the two cable ends from the red jacks on my pre-ampl out line to the red jacks of the Power Amp In jack and the adjacent (to the left) Out jack. Similarly, I connected the two white ends coming from my white colored jack from my preamp to the two white jacks of the Power Amp In and Out jacks.

Then I conducted an Autoset up. During the testing, test tones emitted from my center speaker, then my front left speaker, then my left surround and then my right surround. No sound emitted from my right front speaker. After completing the Auto Set up procedure I attempted to play music using the Tuner as the source. Again, no music came from either of my front two speakers.

I hope you can help me. Please feel free to contact me at my email address above. If you do not receive the .tif image I attempted to attach I would be happy to forward it to an email address you provide.

I will look forward to hearing from you.


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