Amp assign question
Hi, i have my 2312 set up as a 5.1 everything is fine, however i was wondering if someone could explain about amp assign as i'm not too sure about this feature. If i put it on "normal" the front speakers are a lot louder than the surrounds (i know they can be altred with the channel level), if i then change it to the "zone2" everything is very evenly balanced, (as with the 2 chanel setting). Am i correct in thinking the amp assign should be set on "normal" for a basic 5.1 set up & use the chanel level to raise the surround levels?
Thanks for any help.
amp assign has absolutely nothing to do with channel levels. you want to pick the setting you are going to use and then run Audyssey and it will calibrate everything.
"normal" is for a 7.1 setup although you can certainly use it for 5.1. Most of the time we suggest "zone 2" for a 5.1 setup so you can use the 2 amps for something else.
My assumption is that you left it on the default "zone 2" setting when you ran auto setup, and then when you switch to "normal" Audyssey is turned off (it forces you to re-run when you "add" new speakers), and that's why you are hearing the change in speaker volume.
I copied these post from the 2112 forum as this may help others understand amp assign when using zone 2.
I understand now why an external amp is required if you want 7.1 in the main zone and using zone 2.