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Zone 2 music on zone 2 speakers has become distorted at all volume levels. Just started happening, could the zone 2 amp be going bad. Sound from the main speakers is perfect.

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    having same issue, zone 2 was working now it is out compeletly, hooked up another reciever using and wired my zone 2 speakers directly and they work fine, so i know its not a speaker issue.

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If you have a main speaker system working properly, takea known good amp to ch2. wire the main pre amp out to amp 2 input.. turn both units on(no spkrs connected), fire it up. if the amp does not go into protect mode, turn ALL power off to the system.,connect one Spkr channel on A2, AND TURN THE VOLUME DOWN FIRS!!!!. pOWER UP THE SYSTEM AND SEE WHAT YOU GET.BE GENTLE WITH VOLUME SETTINGD! If ch 1 works, repeat procedure with ch 2 pre amp out.

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