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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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  • DKong Jan 05, 2008

    I am having the same issue with a brand new Onkyo 705! I have the CD sound coming in on the center channel and sub of the main room setup as well as zone 2, even when I unplug COMPLETELY the center channel speaker from the back. I have no idea what is happening or how to fix--I have a Bose Acoustimass 15 5.1 setup and I can only think of some issue with the preout to the powered sub? This was one of the main reasons I bought it!

  • jimc747 Feb 04, 2008

    recently purchased onkyo 805 and also have zone 2 output problem. have hdmi cables from dvd player to receiver.

    was told to hook up analog cables from dvd to 805 which I did, sound still only comes out of front surround speakers in main room.

    Tried Tuner FM radio on zone 2, same issue, only outputs from front speakers in main room.

    still working with onkyo support to correct.




  • adam81 Oct 23, 2008

    I have an Onkyo 875 and am experiencing the same problem.


    Zone 2 is actively powered and the Front L/R speakers in the main room when it is on. This is true regardless of whether the main zone is on or in standby.


    Did anyone ever get this resolved?

  • tavenger5 Jan 12, 2009

    I'm having a similar issue but with an 806. I can't get anything to come out of zone 2 despite trying the various settings (powered an unpowered). To be specific I have an airport express hooked up to the CD input (RCA). Music plays through the main speakers fine, but nothing at all from zone 2 speakers.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem of Zone 2 bleedthrough on rear speakers in main room (5.1 setup). Anyone ever figure this out. I am also a home theater installer and I am baffled. Thanks

  • sierramobile Mar 17, 2009

    same problem as crozell, but with a 606. I have zone 2 bleedthrough on my rear left speaker. have checked everything I can think of with no luck. Thanks

  • Pabster Apr 16, 2009

    Onkly SR606 7.1 - Zone 2, no sound output at all. Tested with RCA output to RCA input speaker, then tested bare wire output to barewire input speaker, read the manual Zone 2 Section several times, but Zone 2 speaker(s) are not putting out any sound. Played with Zone 2 volume and Zone 2 on off button as well. Zone 2 light says its on, but no sound coming through......I am stumped



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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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