Originally Posted by jcmo34
Just to make sure I understand:
So you are saying I can run center, front, front wide, & surround(even if these are my rear speakers
) for 7.1 while I have my patio speakers connected.
and if I have zone 2 turned on, I'd drop down to 5.1 ?
Yes, exactly, but your "rear speakers" are "surrounds" instead. Here's the quote form the manual:Connecting Your Zone 2 Speakers Directly
to the AV receiver
This setup allows 5.1-channel playback in your main
room and 2-channel stereo playback in Zone 2, with a
different source in each room. This is called Powered
Zone 2, as the Zone 2 speakers are powered by the AV
receiver. Note that when Powered Zone 2 is turned off,
you can enjoy 7.1-channel playback in your main room.
The 7.1 playback mentioned cannot include "rear surrounds" though since they can't be connected when powered zone 2 speakers are connected.
Here's the link to the manual, there's a diagram on page 115 that explains multi-zone use....might want to read through the whole section several times, can be confusing.http://filedepot.onkyousa.com/Files/...146825145c375d
Here's another interesting document.....check the comments and diagram on page 20 about surround placement. Even if your in-wall speakers are not located in the defined range you might find it very enjoyable since the surrounds are more for effect and ambience.http://www2.grammy.com/PDFs/Recordin...mendations.pdf