I hate to do this, but to get the point across clearly, it's my only choice.
In the shop
Pair of dbx Soundfield V's in the shop.
In the Office
A new pair of of RS62's,
which are the only speakers for the moment in the office.
No Sub, Pending..
MacPro's sound system, separate on Bose w/sub.
Which I may make a simple lead heading to Yamaha to use the Bose.
Space between Office & Shop.
RXV3900 on glass chrome tower, eye height.
Niles IR system, from Shop or Office, works great.
Other components typical/
Sharp Blue-ray, Apple TV, Yamaha's iPod Dock, JVC DVD video recorder.
The system works great pounding the shop in 2 channel stereo with sub in the shop. Keep in mind all speakers are no less than 5 feet off the floor.
I threw together a quick sample to see the set-up.
It was for a another purpose, but will do for now. I didn't have office speakers yet.http://www.youtube.com/user/Philscbx?feature=mhum
With the new addition of the Klipsch-RS62's in the office, a whole new dilemma has got me thinking I may need to bi-wire both the shop & office speakers to the Front L/R Ports.
If it has to be, then one looses the options to dial in the outputs so office is not drastically louder than the shop, or vise verses.
The Zone 2/3 option, just now tried, is not what I thought it was, while assuming it was a speaker A/B type deal.
Even though you can hear the speakers if set on Zone 2, you have no control over it's volume regardless all the way up or down, the output stays the same.
It seems to run the output like a Pre-Amp signal.
If this is true, then one could use the ports to a second amp, and then do what ever.
if you shut down the Amp, Zone 2 continues until you hit zone 2 button to shut it down completely on this section of Amp.
One can fire up the Amp as well with Zone Button.
Features never explored before, Crazy.
Transplant new speaker shipment to the Shop/
All day affair making cables, routing them through walls,
put up shelf over Sam52 to hold 56lbs a pair of RS62's.
Speaker Cable build/
soldered/shrink-tubed 1280 view
I didn't realize the ends of solder type banana plugs spin to relieve possible wire twist. Pretty slick.
The Main Issue/
Cannot get the office pair to fire up on any channel ports unless Yamaha is switched to 7 channel. Not Cool for this application.
I probably don't have to describe how crap sounding this effect has for a second room that has a pair plugged into anything other than Front.
7 channel conversion/
The Front's sound, more like 100 watts, going to the shop, while the RS62's in the office in surround mode sounds like 20 watts, except with added mixed in effects to where voice is cut and only portions of music is sent.
So it appears there is no option to set selected speaker outputs to the same output type as Fronts, In 2 Channel Stereo.
Bummer. That's a lot of wasted ports.
Or somehow the choice was missed, but I doubt it. I spent 4 hours switching ports & switching settings with no results.
Now the next question/
with the speakers listed, is this going to add stress to the Amp if bi-wired with both sets of speakers (Shop & Office) to the Front L/R Ports?
Possible realization, I may have purchased the wrong Amp for this application.
Feel Free to suggest the right Amp for this set up.
It was a little easier in 1975 with Marantz.
Speaker Port hot swap question/
Can speaker connects be hot swapped safely on this guy, or shut the Amp Off first, as I did.
I'm sure the ole Marantz didn't care.