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No zone 2 sound coming from yamaha amp rx-v861

Hello, I hope you can help me,after reading the manual several times over,i cannot understand how to set up the rxv861 receiver amp to use zone 2 outdoor speakers.could someone please put in simple laymans terms( inc speaker wiring to the amp) from very start to very end via menu instructions how i can do this, as i am an absolute beginner.Please disregard product description below,Thanks very much in advance.regards Steve

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I am trying to do the exact same thing with my RX-V661 and having sinilar troubles. I can't seem to get to the menu "ExtraSPAssignZone2>FrontBPresence" which the manual says to do if you want tuse Zone2.

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    I have the same issue. can hear speakers outside, but cannot get zone2 to control their input or volume. zone2 shows that i change the input, but it doesn't really change and any volume changes for zone 2 result in "VOL FIX". The strange part is that I had this working before, but just can't remember what I did.

  • cekeagy Apr 19, 2009

    We can't get any sound to come out of the wireless speakers attached to zone 2 when we select them, even though the speakers are picking up signal from the transmitter.

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We had the same problem - I think it was reset when the power went off in a storm. Went to Yamaha website (http://www.yamaha.com/yec/faq/faqdetail.html?CNTID=206010&CTID=5009135) and found the following worked:

Assigning the receivers internal amp for Zone 2:

  1. Set the remote control [SIDE SELECTOR SWITCH] to [AMP]. (Located to the right of the volume buttons on the Remote).
  2. Press the [SET MENU] button on the remote control.
  3. Arrow down to Manual Setup and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
  4. Arrow to the Sound Menu option and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
  5. Arrow to Speaker Set and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
  6. Arrow to the EXTRA SP ASSIGN and select ZONE2
  7. Press the [RETURN] button on the remote control to exit out and return to the Manual Setup.

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Does this unit have A / B speakers select?

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

It sounds like your amp setting needs to be changed. Go into your options menu i believe and go down to zone 2 and go into that menu and make sure the amp setting is for INT not EXT as you're using your receiver's built in amp in zone 2.

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Try this:

FIX ZONE @ SOUND - STUCK ON "ZONE 2 - FIX" 1. Press "Amp" button (right side of remote - 1/3 way down) 2. Press "Menu" button (center of remote - 1/2 way down) 3. Press "TV VOL" button (green letters) until "Manual Setup" is displayed on receiver 4. Press "Enter" button (green letters) 5. Press "TV VOL" button (green letters) until "3 Option Menu" is displayed on receiver 6. Press "Enter" button (green letters) 7. Press "TV VOL" button (green letters) until "D Multi Zone" is displayed on receiver 8. Navigate from there Hope it helps. It worked for us.

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