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My system is set up with an A & B (inside and outside) front side along with back speakers and a center speaker (for dialog on TV & movies) the center chanel does not turn off when you switch from A (inside) to B ouside. I have to kick up the power for outside and the center channel is still blaring. Is there a way to get the center channel to work only with the A speakers?

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Only the front speakers are affected by the A/B switch.Press the 2CH/A. DIRECT button on the remote to force the receiver to only output sound to the front speakers and mute the other speakers that are not being used.

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