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Onkyo 805 zone 2 problem

I have an onkyo 805 and setup zone 2 for another room. When I am playing one source in the main zone and a different source in the second zone the sound from zone two lightly comes in on the main zone. Im not sure if it is a setup or if it is a defect. I have been a home theater installer for the last 4 years and never had this problem. Any suggestions?

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Re: onkyo 805 zone 2 problem

I just figured out what I was doing wrong last night. On the 806 at least, when zone 2 is not powered (receiver is set to act) there is a separate volume control 'level' that is on the receiver a couple buttons right of the zone 2 button. By default this level appeared to be set to -50db. As soon as I turned up this level sound came out of my zone two.

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