We want to be able to use wireless headphones without knocking out the main speakers, while at the same time being able to mute the mains without killing the headphones. What output jacks other than those in the front, provided specifically for headphones, will let us pull this off? Trial-and-error is getting old fast.
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Re: Onkyo TX-SR804 7.1
Hi Trapper John...you sound pretty frustrated so I'm just going to offer a single, and easiest method to achieve your goal.
Purchase a 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Jack to Stereo RCA Plug Cable. If you have difficulty finding this cable as I have experienced, you may purchase it from the following website by clicking on the URL below:
Once obtained, plug your Wireless Headphones into the 1/4" Jack, and insert the RCA Plugs into the Zone 2 Output on your Receiver and your dreams will be realized. Instructions and information on Zone 2 may be found on page 82 of your Owners Manual....good luck my friend.
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from the problem description, it sounds like a wiring/setup problem with the speakers. check to make sure you are only using the main 'a' front r & l speaker connectors. if you select speaker set a + b on the front, you will not have the rear channels. please see the speaker connection guidelines in the manual on page 13-15. make sure the audessey mike and/or headphones are not plugged in when trying to use the speaker set up function.
The speakers are not connected properly.
Check the speaker connections.
The Mute function is activated.
Turn off the Mute function.
The volume is turned all the way down.
Turn up the volume.
Neither set of speakers is selected (if unit has A/B buttons to select sets of speakers).
Press either A or B to select a set of speakers.
Both sets of speakers are selected, but only one set is connected (if unit has A/B buttons to select sets of speakers).
Press the appropriate button to deselect the speaker outputs which are not connected.
The receiver is set to TAPE MONITOR (if applicable).
Turn off TAPE MONITOR mode.
Headphones are plugged into the main unit.
Unplug the headphones.
The source selector is set to the wrong source.
Select the proper source.
The impedance of the speakers is less than the rating for the system.
Use speakers with the correct impedance rating.
Your receiver has Zone-2 functionality. For Zone-2, it has both speaker (powered) output and pre-out line outputs. According to Yamaha FAQ, these pre-out outputs are independent on the main volume settings. So if your wireless headphones have their own volume settings, you can change the volume independent on speakers volume.
If you want same volume for speakers and headpohones, use the PRE-OUT FRONT outputs on the back. If you want different volumes (and listen to headphones even with speakers muted), use ZONE-2 OUT outputs on the back.
Never use maximum volume for troubleshooting. The errant switch or control that you eventually find and flip will suddenly release the amp's full power and you'll destroy your speakers. If a signal isn't audible at 1/2 volume it's probably not there. Look for a misplaced Mute or Tape Monitor control or Multichannel Analog Input selected.
There is a good chance that a common control may have developed a high-resistance or 'dead' spot through idleness and is causing your symptom. Turn the POWER OFF and operate every control throughout its range a number of times, especially rarely-used ones like Tape Monitors and the Mute control.
Turn the volume to something reasonable and see if that helped.
Onkyo directed me to return the unit to a service center. Apparently this is a known issue and after reading web postings I believe it. There were dozens of similar cases with a variety of Onkyo recievers. I was able to remove the ribon connector from the headphones and discovered it is not a shorted headphone detector. We will see what the service center does. I'm not looking forward to paying for shipping a 66 lb receiver.
Unfortunately these units are designed to output to either the speakers or the headphones. There are devices available on the market that will take the output from the tape-out jacks and transmit it to a wireless headphone. I would suggest that you investigate this. That would also eliminate any wires stretching from the equipment.
Search the web for "assistive listening" devices.