Originally Posted by Speedskater
Temporally move the receiver back to the room with the other equipment, hook everything up with short co-ax cables and try it that way. Lots of receivers and pre-amps have input signal leakage.
Pretty much impossible because the speaker connections are in the basement. The run is basement to master bedroom on the second floor. The speakers are controlled by a volume control in the master bedroom, which is one of six zones. The outputs of the amplifier section (to be completely accurate, it's the zone 2 amplifier section) on the receiver go into a niles speaker connecting block, and from there I have seven sets of speaker cable going to seven different zones in the house. So in reality, with this setup, I'm providing very little power to each zone since my volume controls are set at 8x impedance - but it still gets plenty loud enough for me.
I'm not concerned about the bleeding from a sound quality perspective because it's really an either/or setup - I'm either watching the satellite box or a DVD, really wouldn't be outputting audio from both at once, and even if I did, it's not audible if the source selected is outputting sound. The only time I hear bleed is if I have the source selected to the DVD player and the sat box is on, or vice versa, and even then I'd have to have the volume control turned all the way up to hear any faint sound.
My only concern is am I doing any damage, or risking shorting anything out? If not, it's nothing that will have an impact on the setup.
Originally Posted by duvetyne
It's called crosstalk, due to inductive coupling.
That goes way over my non-technical knowledge
. Is inductive coupling a problem? I assume that since all of the cat5 wires are enclosed in one sheath, that's what your talking about? Again, as I mentioned above, as long as it's not hurting anything, I'm ok with it.
Thank you both for your assistance!