I just bought the Denon AVR 1609 receiver that has a 2nd zone. I hooked up the inwall front and rear speakers plus a center speaker and subwoofer. The sound is incredible. For the 2nd zone, I have a Sonance Speaker Selector that allows up to 4 speakers in different rooms to operate independantly. This is hooked up to the Back Speaker/Amp Assign part of the receiver. By default the "Amp Assign" is meant to be set to Zone 2. I've checked and rechecked all connections, but I get NO sound out of these speakers at all. They test that they have power. When I press the Zone 2 button, the Main Zone speakers work. They work at all times, with or without the Zone 2 button pushed 'on'. It's like the system doesn't recognize there is a Zone 2 at all. I get no help from the manual. Is there something I can do to set this back to some sort of default? The Main Zone was dead-simple. What am I doing wrong with Zone 2? Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Denon AVR 1609 Receiver Zone 2 has no sound
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
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Logitech recommends that zone 2 is controlled using device mode on your Harmony remote. Controlling zone 1 and zone 2 simultaneously within activities may lead to the AV Receiver turning on and off unexpectedly as you switch between activities. For example, if you try to turn on zone 2 within an activity, it may turn on or off zone 1 and vice versa. Controlling zone 2 in device mode will prevent this from happening.
Check your speaker wires on zone 2 and look inthe manual for speaker configurations with zone 2. you may have a speaker conflict. If you still have an issue, post a comment with your speaker setup and I'll help some more. Hope this helps
Front panel button engaged for 5 or 7 channel operation? Also check front panel rear surround speakers button is engaged. Should get you back to 7.1 unless you have changed the rear surround speaker setup for a 2nd zone, also be sure you have a 7.1 DSP setting enabled.
check the setting for the HDMI connection at the Denon you may have to assign the HDMI audio setting also on the front of the Denon while in the DVR mode press the input mode button on the front of the Denon to select auto and if that doesn;t give you sound you will have to connect a cable from the DVR optical.coaxial or analog audio output to the Denon and setup for that type of audio connection
time to reset the microprocessor. See page 87 in manual.
1) switch off the unit using the main unit's power operation (small power button)
2) hold the PURE DIRECT button and DIRECT button at same time and turn the main unit's power operation on.
3) wait for entire display to flash in 1 second intervals
now the speakers need to be set up again but zone 2 will be working. i suspect a power surge causes the microprocesser to be corrupted. i put a power surge protector and have not had problems (lately).
I have the denon as well two zones. 5 speakers inside and 2 speakers outside- can you play both zones at once? meaning can i watch tv in the 5 zone area inside. And play my IPOD in the outside speakers at the same time? PLEASE HELP! thx