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Originally Posted by farbnj
What does a powered Zone 2 mean? I have the receiver setup as a 5.1 in my Living Room and the remaining 2 "B" speakers are outside. I use the "speakers" button on the front panel to toggle between A, B and A+B. A and A+B works fine, but when selecting "B", the inside rear speakers are still on.
Anyone have any ideas to allow me to toggle between inside only, outside only and both?
Zone two allows the amp to play a second stereo source in another location whilst you are using 5 channel in the main zone. It is usually a standard feature of seven channel amps such as this one. So for example you could simultaneously be playing a 5.1 BD in the lounge and listening to a CD in another room. Typically, though not always, digital sources can't be played in Zone 2. Usually it is only analogue and network feeds that will go to 2. That is not the same as AB speakers.
The idea behind AB is to allow dual stereo speakers in the main zone. So in effect you have two front lefts and two front rights run in parallel.
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