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dep378 01-03-2013 12:16 PM

I recently hooked up my stereo in my new home & now want to add more speakers. I have a Yamaha RX-V650(several years old) & a center, R, L, Surrounds, & sub hooked up. I want to add a couple more speakers in the kitchen & someday outdoors. I would like to be able to turn them on only when cooking or w/ guests. What is the best way to do this? Zone 2, Speaker B, another receiver(I have a HTIB), amp, preamp? I am somewhat new to all this. I tried hooking to Zone 2, but didn't work. Maybe I did it wrong. Any advice will help. Thanks.

K Shep 01-03-2013 01:25 PM

I quickly read the owners manual for your receiver page 63, you need too pull up the "set menu" on the front display and turn "zone 2" on. This will allow the internal amplifier to power the speakers you have plugged in to zone 2 on the back of the unit.

dep378 01-04-2013 08:37 AM

That is what I thought, but I tried it & it didn't work. I'll try it again. It's in a closet & hard to get to. I'll take it out & try it again. Thanks

dep378 01-08-2013 11:54 AM

I tried again last night on the zone 2 & nothing. Anyone know a trick to this? I read somewhere that I need to be on 5.1, not 6.1 or 7.1. I changed the settings to what I thought was surround 5.1, but still noihing. If I want to hook up 4 more speakers, can I use an external amp?

jdsmoothie 01-08-2013 06:46 PM

Keep in mind that only analog connected sources will pass to Zone 2 so add a RCA (red/white) cable in addition to HDMI for the main zone and you should be good to go. smile.gif

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