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Zone 2 must be on to hear zone 2

I have the tx-sr605 7.1 receiver. Front and rear speakers are plugged into zone 1 per instructions. The sub according to instructions is plugged into zone 2. Why is this? Why do I have to have both zones on to hear the sub - or is this how tx sr605 is suppose to work? Thanks much

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There are 2 ports for sub woofer, try using the other sub port.. I dont have to use zone 2, and not sure it even has a zone 2 sub port.... I use zone 2 for a cd player and speakers on the deck.. no sub woofer

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Page 77:

"Not available in Zone 2 mode" Setting not allowed because the Zone 2 mode is turned on.

"Zone 2 is not On" Will not work because the Zone 2 has not been turned on.

TURN ZONE 2 ON.

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Onkyo-TX-SR601-Receivers-manual/id/365ag212/t/2/

Page 55 shows the prerequisite settings for using the surround back terminals for Zone 2.

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