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Marantz Zs5300 only zone 3 seems to output

I have checked speakers etc and swapped them around and proved that only Zone 3 is outputting anything. Is this a known fault?

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  • jonathanbvi Oct 11, 2007

    Spoke with Marantz and they have agreed to fix it under warranty.


    Thanks for the responce.



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Knot a known falt may be only run 2 zones at a time

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The receiver shows check speaker cable because its amplifier minimum impedance is 8 ohms . when u connect other speaker in speaker the total impedance will come under 4 ohms. Speaker b is not ZONE 2 in this amplifier

1. press the input selector button A or B to select the source component you want to setup.

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4. press LEARN to complete the Zone 2 setup.

5. press source select up arrow to display Zone2 in the window.

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After 6.5 hours, I am now listening to music outside on my patio using my rxv-1600!
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