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Hooking up multiple speakers to a receiver

I own a Yamaha rx-v2500 receiver. I have 6 speakers in a main room powered off of it. For zone 2 I want to power a number of other speakers. 2 sets of Polk TC610 one set of outdoor speakers I have not purchased and one rc6s which is supposed to act as two speakers in one. 4 pairs or 8 speakers. What is the best and least expensive way to do this using an amp and a speaker control box of some sort if needed and not multiple receivers? I am told that 3 pairs of speakers may make the solution easier and a lot cheaper. If that is the case please advise. Thanks

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SOURCE: no zone 2 sound coming from yamaha amp rx-v861

Had same problem. A and B speakers are basically connected together, and there is no way to get the same volume out of each speaker. This is not a multi-source receiver like Onkyo. Zone 2 needs to go to a seperate amplifier and select teh correct source on the fornt,

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Where do I plug rca cables from the cable box into

Depending on what type of connections your cable box has available you can do the following:

1) If yo only have the standard VIDEO & L R AUDIO connections you can use the DTV connection on the back of the V2500. If your cable box also has an S-VHS connection this would be the same connection to use.

2) If you have COMPONENT VIDEO connections on your cable box then you would still use the DTV connection. Looking at the back of your V2500 the regular DTV RCA connections are just to the left of center. Farther over to the left are the COMPONENT VIDEO connections. They are labeled Y, Pb, and Pr. These allow for the higher needs of HD TV transmissions. If your cable box has these connections then making use of them would allow for the best quality for your picture.

The following website has your manual available for download in case you need it:

Please let us know if you need any further assistance with your issue.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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SOURCE: We have a Pioneer VSX-9110

You might be able to find a really good deal on a signal amplifier through a big corporate music store. They tend to have a lot of selection and great information about the power needs of your system and all that. If you have a lot of cable to go through to get to your speakers (since they are outside) you will probably be able to find an amp that will last longer and transfer a better signal at someplace like Musician's Workshop" or "Guitar Studio" or another major outlet ... plus they have killer sales several times per year. Just make sure you let them know that you are looking for a "RACK MOUNTABLE SIGNAL AMPLIFIER" not just an amp, since if you just ask for an amp they will take you over to the amp/speaker combinations that people hook into an electric guitar.
If you are looking to keep your system entirely in the "home electronics" market, you could try Best Buy. The reason I am not giving any specific suggestions about what type of amp to buy is that your needs (distance of speakers from source, price, other features, etc.) for your specific setup are the main factor in the purchase. Depending on what secondary features you are looking for (Equalizer, subwoofer pre-outs, multiple room usability, future upgrade-ability etc.) and your price range, there is a WIDE array of options available. I recommend that you take some measurements to a few stores and ask specific questions:
1. Measure: Distance to indoor speakers, distance to outdoor speakers, preferable size of component (so you can fit it with the rest of your system) 2. Questions: Is the distance between the stereo base and components enough to merit a line amplifier between the stereo and the outdoor speakers? If you were to add the line amp, how much would it cost, and what is the risk to the component if you do not have one? Will the cooling requirements of the amp make it difficult to put it with the rest of your equipment? Are there any warranties on the component? Should you get an amplifier that will cover all of the speakers, so you can avoid burning out your receiver if you want all of the speakers running at once? Which brand that has all of the options you are looking for is the most reliable (according to customer feedback).?
Phillips, Sony and Magnavox all make relatively inexpensive receivers that can be found at any electronics store ... but their durability over time is proportionate to their price. Fender, Marshall and Peavy all make really good and durable signal amplifiers for musicians, but they might not be able to handle the distances between the stereo components and the outdoor speakers .. but if they can cover the distance, they will last a LOT longer than the home electronics at a comparable price since they are designed to be used as part of a career, rather than as part of your leisure time.

Posted on May 27, 2011

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Reread the detailed answer provided in response to your earlier post on this issue

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