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Zone 2 During initial setup I was able to activate Zone 2 speakers. Now that all components are connected, and running, I am unable to activate Zone 2 speakers. I go to setup menu (No. 7 - hardware), but Zone 2 is not highlighted for activation. I have the same problem with my SR606,no 7-2 menu under hardware set up.

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Restore the receivers to factory settings by pressing and holding the dvr/vcr button then press the stand by button. this would erase all assignments made so you would need to redo the assignments of your sources to the receiver, then activate zone 2 by going in to the hardware setup(7.2)

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Zone 2

The above suggestion may be the cause of the problem. Zone 2 can only play analog, so if you have HDMI connection you cannot output to zone 2.

I resolved my own problem. This is a 7 channel system. Zone 2 needs 2 channels. In my case I bi-amped both front speakers (ran two speaker cables to each). So Zone 1 was using 7 channels, 5 speakers plus 2 added cables for fronts. Zone 2 could not work.

In set up 2 Speaker Settings, select first menu item then scroll to second option on this, change setting from bi-amp to Normal.

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