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How to turn on Kenwood KM-Z1 amp with SL16 input

I have a KM-Z1 6 channel amp that I have connected to a Marantz AV9000. The amp used to turn itself on when it was hooked up to the Kenwood KC-Z1 and the SL16 cable was connected between the two. Now that it is hooked up to the AV9000, which does not have a SL16 jack, the amp must be turned on manually. The amp has a power button but will not turn itself on unless you push the additional center panel button. Is there a way to use the SL16 jack with the AV9000? What type of signal does the SL16 output?

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Re: how to turn on Kenwood KM-Z1 amp with SL16 input

Have you plugged the amp into the AV9000. Check if the outlet you are using is switched or unswitched. Changing the outlet will most likely do the trick.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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