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I have a Denon AVR-1908 and would like to hook up a wireless transmitter to some wireless speakers on my patio. Could I use the zone 1 and zone 2 feature? If not how do I hook this up?

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  • randy_gilles Mar 13, 2011

    That didn't work. I have a set of wireless speakers from audio unlimited and would like to hook up the transmitter to my avr-1908 so I can listen to the same music inside our house and also out on the patio at the same time or maybe an A/B switch might work so I can zone them. How can I hook them up? It should be simple right? I need your help.

  • randy_gilles Mar 14, 2011

    The front jacks are for v.aux input connectors. It doesn't look like I have any PRE OUT connectors. Is what I'm trying to set up possible? I hope so. What about the zone 2? Do I have to have another amp to make that work? If so what do you recommend? I would like to keep it simple. Thanks for your help in advance.

  • randy_gilles Mar 14, 2011

    Thats weird. My Denon AVR model # 1908 does not have those pre out connections below the speaker connections. What should I do? Is there another way to hook them up?

  • randy_gilles Mar 14, 2011

    I purchase this at a best buy. So if that is the case will the manual that came with this Denon refer to mine as well? I have had this for about 4 years now. Should I take it back?

  • randy_gilles Mar 17, 2011

    It looks like I have a 1908 by the manual and went on line with Denon and it matches the one I have. It's almost identical to the picture you sent me with out the pre outs. Because I have a zone one and zone two, how can I hook up zone 2 to this wireless transmitter? Will that work? I hope we can work this out.

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In a wireless speaker setup the final amplification of the sound is done in the speaker itself . Because of that you will have to connect the transmitter to the PRE OUT front jacks and you will not be able to use Zone 2 - only Zone 1 is active on them - so you will always get on the patio speakers the same output as on the main ones.

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  • Azrael SRL Mar 13, 2011

    The only way to get an audio signal from that receiver is from the PRE OUT L and R RCA connectors - if you don't get a signal out of them then you are not connecting the transmitter correctly. If it has an 3.5 jack you will need a RCA to 3.5 adaptor for it to work.

  • Azrael SRL Mar 14, 2011

    This is how the back of the Denon AVR-1908 looks like
    http://www.son-video.com/images/static/R...
    Right below the speaker connector are located the PRE OUT ones. So yes, it's very much possible and very easy to do: just plug the emitter in the FRONT connectors.

  • Azrael SRL Mar 14, 2011

    Then most surely you don't have an 1908, most likely it's an 1905 that has been labeled as an 1908 - i heard they did that to some of those sold in US in Walmart and similar shops.. In that case all you can try is the CD-R/TAPE OUT connectors, but the level in there is lower so the sound will be lower in the secondary speakers.

  • Azrael SRL Mar 14, 2011

    1905 is a lower generation than 1908 - fewer features but the same general characteristics so yes, the manual will match. This is a common behaviour in US in bargain shops - to lower costs the devices are simplified but are still sold with the same model number. So no, you can't return it for that even if it would have been brand new, let alone after 4 years - when even the warranty has expired a long time ago.

  • Azrael SRL Mar 17, 2011

    You cannot hook them to any speaker output so the zones don't matter. All you still have left to use are the CD-R/TAPE OUT connectors, nothing else will work.

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