Purchased an open box SC-71 this weekend - Best Buy was selling it for $296; sans remote, av navigator software and manual - and a few surface scratches.
I'm using it to power audio only - 4 outdoor speakers and 2 indoor speakers on Zone 2
Few questions for you geniuses:
1) Is there a way to fully power each of the 4 outdoor speakers and have audio play properly - like using the Front L/R for 2 speakers and the Surround L/R for 2 other speakers?
1a) Does the source matter? I.e. digital sources, such as internet radio or spotify through the unit seem to push power through the amp much differently - prior to getting the internet up and running (I'm using an old linksys router as a client) i had a tablet running spotify hooked up through rca inputs. The internet radio seemed to be pushing a tremendous amount of power to where i was getting feedback, vs, having to turn the volume way up on the tablet feed.
2) Tried using the icontrol app from both an android phone and iphone - my network setup is as follows:
I have a netgear router generating a wireless zone - assume an internal i.p. of 10.0.0.x; in the room with the receiver, i have a linksys router serving as a client, with a internal i.p of 192.168.10.1; the receiver is hardwired into the linksys and is showing an i.p of 192.168.10.135.
When I try to get the icontrol app to find the receiver, it gives me an error code and says it cant find it. Confirmed that my phone is on the same wifi network. Thoughts?
Thanks for any help you can provide!