Question about Onkyo TX-DS898 Receiver
I am trying to set up a 5.1 system and find the receiver and the manual to be very confusing. If I hook up the rear speakers to the "SURROUND BACK/ZONE 2" I do not get any sound unless I change the configuration to "Activated". I have checked volume levels, etc, etc. If I set to "Activated", of course I am just getting stereo sound from those speakers - not surround sound. Am I correct that "Not Activated" should be selected for 5.1 sound in the same room with no Zone 2 speakers??
Could you please outline for me all the most common settings for setting up the receiver for 5.1. I have been trying for days to get this set up properly for use with my TV, CD player, and DVD player.
THANKS for any help.
Hello, the setting must be "Not Activated" That is for zone 2 setup. If you are setting up 5 speakers the rear speakers should be connected to surround not surround back. Thank you Onkyo USA.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Onkyo Zone 2 Problem
The only reference i could find to this in the manual is on page 55, in your hardware settings. It relates to the menu settings for remote control configuration/zone 2 activation. Do you have a user manual to help you here? Hit the link above and enter an email address and you can down load one. Good Luck, any dramas,feel free to comment back to me here and we can sort it out)
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
HI pull down the flap on your amp and you will see buttons for zone 2 settings,press zone2 then level up this should work.
hope this helps .
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
SOURCE: onkyo 805 zone 2 problem
I just figured out what I was doing wrong last night. On the 806 at least, when zone 2 is not powered (receiver is set to act) there is a separate volume control 'level' that is on the receiver a couple buttons right of the zone 2 button. By default this level appeared to be set to -50db. As soon as I turned up this level sound came out of my zone two.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
SOURCE: TX-SR506 Bi-Amping
If you select bi-amping the device will use a second amp for your rear speakers, this indicates that in your setup menu you probably have deleted the rears (set to None). Try to find the settings for your rear speaker in your setupmenu and see if they are selected in normal operation.
If all fails, see if you can reset teh device back to factory settings, sometimes software can get confused after using for a while. Resetting should than fix most problems.
You can also check and see if there is maybe a software update available for your device, loading and installing is explained in either the file or on manufacturers site.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Press and hold the VIDEO-1 button then press the SPEAKER A button and hold until "clear" is displayed. Then re-enter your setup menu, enable your surround speakers and if there is a decode priority select "PCM."
If your problems continue, contact Onkyo.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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