Actually, the zone 2 for onkyo receivers are built to only react to analog sources so if a device is hooked up using digital cables, the zone 2 will not pick it up. if you want to listen to a source in zone 2, you would have to hook up a red and white RCA cable.
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The 5007 has 7 amp channels, so you can set up your main zone to be 5.1 channels and zone 2 to be the remaining 2 channels. Check the manual to see which speaker terminals on the back are connected to which speakers. You will need to go into the setup menu and set the amp for 5.1 + 2 channels. Then you will need to run speaker wires to Zone 2.
I recommend using banana plugs to connect the speaker wires to the 5007. They make a much neater install and eliminate shorts between connections. Sewell Direct makes nice plugs for a very reasonable price.
Make sure that you have analogue stereo sources (red & white phono/RCA) connected to any input that you want to have routed to Zone 2.
Check your speaker connections for Zone 2: Correct sockets, and make sure the wires are connected properly and there's no little strands bridging between the black and red terminals on the amp or at the speaker ends.
That's about it.
If there's no sound on one channel then it's most likely to be either a bad speaker/speaker cable connection, or a broken source cable. Try the FM/AM radio (hook up an aerial temporary). That'll be guaranteed to be either stereo or at least dual mono so both channels should work.
correct. in order to enjoy your digital sources in any zone2 configuration, an additional connection has to be made to the analog input from and for each of these devices.
some receivers wont allow internal xm, sirius and ipods to work in zone2 because they are input to the digital board and thats what your stuck with.
you have to change the power amp assignment to zone 2, you must also have Analog audio connections to the Denon from your devices.
Try this put your remote in the zone 2 mode, select tuner in zone 2 and turn zone 2 volume up to -10
I know this is old and im sure you have it solved by now, but it might be a good idea to check the amp setting of Zone 2. Is it switched to Internal or external? I remember something strange about this amp in that when you change from using the rear surrounds and go to use them in Zone 2, it resets the amp setting or something like that. Hope it helps if you still need it.
OK, From what I am understanding is that you both are trying to uilize a digital audio source (HDMI cables are digital audio only) and hence this is the problem. You can only use an analog audio source (connection) to utilize the audio output to zone 2. A simple soultion is to use the analog audio in conjuction with the digital. Connect the digital (HDMI, Optical, Coax) to the main zone and the left and right audios to zone 2.
I am sure this isn't it, but if all components are connected digitally Zone 2 won't work. It only allows analog connections, so anything attached via HDMI, etc. will not be able to be output to Zone 2.
Yes and no. You can get some digital signals to go to zones 2 & 3 but only PCM ones, Analogue always goes. I have a Denon DVD player connected to my 4306 with a denonlink cable. I had to connect RCA Analogue cables to the DVD input to get the sound to come out on Zone 2.