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Can't get Zone 2 output

Problem: I am trying to run a simple set of B speakers in another
room. Same source, nothing complicated, audio only.


I can't figure out how to get Zone 2 output. I have configured the
Power Amp assign to Zone 2, the Main is only running a large pair and
outputs normally. I have selected the Zone 2 source correctly ... but
no output!

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  • loewen Apr 24, 2008

    In the manual on p.71, I read that digital signals are not output from zone3 or zone2 output jacks. I can get tuner to output to my zone2 speakers. I am looking for a solution as well.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Only able to output the Tuner to Zone 2. Has anyone got a solution?

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Are you useing an onkyo amp?Iff so tell the amp to switch on zone 2 then set the volume for that zone and the source you want to play.

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