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Zone 2 issues

I have an amplifier hooked up to the zone2 outputs on my Rx-z9, outputs are going to the main-in on the external amp. When I go to use zone2 (audio only), which as I understand, I should be able to hear any other separate available source than the one playing in the main source, however I cannot hear any other source other than the Tuner which is a source internal to the Z9, all other sources which are external (DVD, cable, satellite) do not play through Zone2. I have followed all the instructions in the Z9 instruction book (however limited), but cannot figure out why I can only hear the Tuner, my other available sources will not play through zone2. All other sources are connected to my Z9 through a Toslink connection. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

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Re: Zone 2 issues - Yamaha RX-Z9 Receiver Audio & Video Receivers

Zone 2 only plays anolog inputs.

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Sonance makes a sonamp 260 or 260x3. These are available on ebay for under $100 and work great for multiroom applications.
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