Zone 2 question.....i have a Soundcast Outcast Jr speaker for my patio and I send audio to it via a transmitter connected to my 709. The transmitter is connected to the Zone 2 pre outs on the 709. When on my patio I control the 709 via the iPhone app and things work pretty well.
My question is - why can't I adjust the volume using the app? What I mean is I adjust the volume but nothing happens.
Conversely - my basement avr also has a wireless transmitter connected to the Zone 2 preout (it's a Yamaha, their app blows away the Onkyo one by the way), and when i'm listening to audio sent from the Yammy I have no such problems getting the sound to adjust.
Is there something in the Onkyo setup that I must change to allow for Zone 2 volume to not stay fixed?
EDIT - found the answer on page 63 of the manual. I can't believe that Onkyo doesn't allow the AVR to control the volume of Zone 2 when using the line out when the Yamaha does. To me this is a significant fail in design. Since I use my outdoor speakers quite a lot this could be a dealbreaker. I'd rather not have to constantly go to the speaker to change the volume. ARGHHHH!!
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