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post #1771 of 3398
Thanks but I'm already using 7.1 indoors.
Only option I could think of then would be split a speaker wire and use a speaker to line level converter and bring it back to audio in. Don’t think it’s too safe on the amplifier so I’m reluctant to try.
post #1772 of 3398
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Originally Posted by RobRumm View Post

Thanks but I'm already using 7.1 indoors.
Only option I could think of then would be split a speaker wire and use a speaker to line level converter and bring it back to audio in. Don’t think it’s too safe on the amplifier so I’m reluctant to try.

I'm not sure I understand. If you're using 7.1 indoors, what are you going to use to power the outdoor speakers? Zone 2 uses 2 of the 7 speaker outputs.
post #1773 of 3398
Nope...

http://www.atlantic2u.com/upload/Products/RXV673Back.jpg

Look at the back. There are separate jacks for Zone 2.
post #1774 of 3398
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Originally Posted by RobRumm View Post

Thanks but I'm already using 7.1 indoors.
Only option I could think of then would be split a speaker wire and use a speaker to line level converter and bring it back to audio in. Don’t think it’s too safe on the amplifier so I’m reluctant to try.

If your components have either analog audio outs (R+L RCA) or SPDIF digital audio outputs you should be able to have dual audio inputs (HDMI + analog) to your 673. Use a digital to analog audio converter like this if the component has digital optical or coax outputs. HDMI drives zone 1 and analog for zone 2.

If HDMI is your only output option, take a look at this HDMI to stereo converter . You may lose multi channel audio with this device as the HDMI handshake will only allow the lowest reported audio stream (or video resolution).

Edited to add a link to newer HDMI to stereo converter that may support mulit-channel audio on the HDMI output.
Edited by gerhard911 - 5/6/13 at 1:02pm
post #1775 of 3398
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Originally Posted by clancy688 View Post

Look at the back. There are separate jacks for Zone 2.

He was talking about the speaker level outputs. Even though there are separate zone 2 speaker terminals, they cannot be active if you have 7.1 in the main zone (the receiver only has 7 amps).
post #1776 of 3398
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

I'm not sure I understand. If you're using 7.1 indoors, what are you going to use to power the outdoor speakers? Zone 2 uses 2 of the 7 speaker outputs.

I understand that surround back shut down when using zone 2 and have no problem with that.
post #1777 of 3398
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Originally Posted by gerhard911 View Post

If your components have either analog audio outs (R+L RCA) or SPDIF digital audio outputs you should be able to have dual audio inputs (HDMI + analog) to your 673. Use a digital to analog audio converter like this if the component has digital optical or coax outputs. HDMI drives zone 1 and analog for zone 2.

If HDMI is your only output option, take a look at this HDMI to stereo converter . You may lose multi channel audio with this device as the HDMI handshake will only allow the lowest reported audio stream (or video resolution).

Edited to add a link to newer HDMI to stereo converter that may support mulit-channel audio on the HDMI output.

Didn't think of that!!!
How about adding HDMI splitter one HDMI keeps the original signaling as before and the other gets converted to analog for the two speakers outside.
post #1778 of 3398
Didn't realize there is a HDMI output as well. so no need for a splitter. Now lets hope FRY's has one in-case it don't work I could return it:)
Thanks!!!
post #1779 of 3398
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Originally Posted by RobRumm View Post

Didn't think of that!!!
How about adding HDMI splitter one HDMI keeps the original signaling as before and the other gets converted to analog for the two speakers outside.

I do a fair amount of HDMI splitting for whole home A/V and short of some really expensive commercial HDMI distribution equipment, the lowest common denominator still rules the handshake. What you might try is using the AVR's HDMI2 output to feed your analog audio inputs via one of the analog converters.
post #1780 of 3398
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Originally Posted by RobRumm View Post

I understand that surround back shut down when using zone 2 and have no problem with that.

OK. Sorry, got the impression you might want 9 speakers going at once.
post #1781 of 3398
Hi

I've got my Yamaha 673 two days ago and still have problems with AirPlay och with only play song in zone 2?

AirPlay works great when ex. streaming from youtube and internet radio.
But the AirPlay icon dont shown in spotify either from Iphone or my macbook2012?

Problem nr2 smile.gif

Say i play radio: then when i want to play only in zone 2, how?

Seems like i only manage to play same in zone 1 and zone 2? I want to change or turn off zone 1?

Sorry for bad spelling - from sweden:)

Hope someone can help me

Have a nice day!
Simon
post #1782 of 3398
Yamaha RX-V773: how to connect Sub to Zone 2

Hello all. I just bought the Rx-v 773 that is set up as 5.1 system. I'm using the Klipsch SP-1 with built-in sub as front speakers, and are set as large. The Klipsch LFE is connected to Sub 1 on the receiver. The Rx-v 773 has connection for pre out, sub 1 and 2 (sub 1 has been used for the Klipsch).

Now, I want to add my old speakers (JBL S26II bookshelf) for Zone2, which will be connected using the EX Sp/Presence section. I also want to add the Polk PSW505 sub to power the Zone2. The Polk sub has connection for LFE, Line in, and high level (speaker wire) connection. Please tell me in lay man's language how to make this connection. The system is working fine now with the current set up. I just want to add the sub for Zone2 (or to split the second sub to the main and Zone 2) . Thanks you.
post #1783 of 3398
Greetings,
Thanks in advance for your help. I recently acquired a yamaha RX-673 and are in the midst of finding out it's
intricacies.

Yesterday, I noticed that when I clicked on the "Server" input using a Kindle Fire as my remote, well it found
the Kindle fire as a "media server"?

I can see through the Yamaha app the kindle's songs, playlists, etc, but it just says that the file
cannot be played once click on the play icon...

Can I use the kindle as media server with this Receiver? RX-V673

Many Thanks!

JC
post #1784 of 3398
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Originally Posted by GimmeHd View Post

Yamaha RX-V773: how to connect Sub to Zone 2

Hello all. I just bought the Rx-v 773 that is set up as 5.1 system. I'm using the Klipsch SP-1 with built-in sub as front speakers, and are set as large. The Klipsch LFE is connected to Sub 1 on the receiver. The Rx-v 773 has connection for pre out, sub 1 and 2 (sub 1 has been used for the Klipsch).

Now, I want to add my old speakers (JBL S26II bookshelf) for Zone2, which will be connected using the EX Sp/Presence section. I also want to add the Polk PSW505 sub to power the Zone2. The Polk sub has connection for LFE, Line in, and high level (speaker wire) connection. Please tell me in lay man's language how to make this connection. The system is working fine now with the current set up. I just want to add the sub for Zone2 (or to split the second sub to the main and Zone 2) . Thanks you.

Since your sub has speaker inputs I would use those. Connect the zone 2 speaker wires from the 773's zone 2/extra speaker terminals to the subwoofer's high level inputs. Make sure you maintain +/- polarity on all speaker connections. Then run additional speaker wires from the sub's speaker out terminals to the left and right zone 2 speakers. Set your subwoofer's crossover & polarity to suit your JBL S26II speakers and room acoustics.

This way the sub will be engaged whenever sound is sent to zone 2 even if zone 1 is off.
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post #1786 of 3398
I'm 90% sure now that there's a bug in the 673-series. Today I was able to check another RX-V673 model at my electronic dealer's store, and it had exactly the same problem: Sizzling in the right channel.

The problem occurs WHEN:

- There are no surround speakers connected/enabled (no sizzling when using surround speakers)
- The AVR is decoding a Dolby Digital 5.1 track (DTS-HD or TrueHD are unaffected)
- A DSP-program is used (no occurence when using Straight, 2ch or 7ch)

You get sizzling in the right channel when playing bass heavy scenes. But ONLY under the above mentioned circumstances. I think that hasn't been discovered until now because there are not that many people who are using an AVR without surround speakers...
post #1787 of 3398
Cant play any video such as the you-tube app from my ipad using airplay. Audio comes thru but no video. Thought audio and video was supported.
post #1788 of 3398
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Originally Posted by clancy688 View Post

I'm 90% sure now that there's a bug in the 673-series. Today I was able to check another RX-V673 model at my electronic dealer's store, and it had exactly the same problem: Sizzling in the right channel.

The problem occurs WHEN:

- There are no surround speakers connected/enabled (no sizzling when using surround speakers)
- The AVR is decoding a Dolby Digital 5.1 track (DTS-HD or TrueHD are unaffected)
- A DSP-program is used (no occurence when using Straight, 2ch or 7ch)

You get sizzling in the right channel when playing bass heavy scenes. But ONLY under the above mentioned circumstances. I think that hasn't been discovered until now because there are not that many people who are using an AVR without surround speakers...

Are you talking about a 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 set up or a 5.1 set up? I've just got a 2.0 set up, but I either use Straight with or without the compressed music enhancer or Pure Direct. I've tried messing around with the other sound fields but I keep going back to Straight as my primary listening choice. I'd say try it with different speakers but if you've gone to a store and were able to reproduce it on a different set up then maybe there is a bug...

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Originally Posted by RobRumm View Post

Cant play any video such as the you-tube app from my ipad using airplay. Audio comes thru but no video. Thought audio and video was supported.

AirPlay by itself will only support audio. If you have an Apple TV then you can use AirPlay and get both.
post #1789 of 3398
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Originally Posted by PeterCat View Post

Are you talking about a 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 set up or a 5.1 set up?

Um, what else am I talking about when I'm writing "only occurs when there are NO surround speakers connected"? No surround speakers = 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1.

So, yes, I'm talking about a 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 set up.

Back where I tested this with the other 673, there was no problem when the AVR was using a 5.1 set up. But then I went into the manual setup and disabled the surround speakers - and then the problem occured.
post #1790 of 3398
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Originally Posted by clancy688 View Post

Um, what else am I talking about when I'm writing "only occurs when there are NO surround speakers connected"? No surround speakers = 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1.

So, yes, I'm talking about a 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 set up.

Back where I tested this with the other 673, there was no problem when the AVR was using a 5.1 set up. But then I went into the manual setup and disabled the surround speakers - and then the problem occured.

I was thinking that's what you meant but I wasn't sure if you were referring to the surrounds being part of a 7.1 setup. Meaning turning those off would net you a 5.1 setup and that's when the problem was occurring.

I'll pop in an old DVD in the next few days and see if I can reproduce the same thing...
post #1791 of 3398
For the "Zone 2" from HDMI source problem...

According to Yamaha Zone 2 Sources diagram you can also use Radio AM/FM, USB and Network sources (in addition to analog).
post #1792 of 3398
I just set up my new 673 today and was disappointed that I couldn't hook up my older component xbox to the receiver. I noticed that you got a converter and I was hoping you could tell me more about it. Does it allow 1080p and how is the quality?

Thanks,
post #1793 of 3398
That was discussed already in this thread, however 30 pages ago. Yes sadly you must set your xbox component output to 480p in order to use the component jacks on the Yamaha which will convert it to 1080p when processing is engaged. For that matter you could just use composite video out of your xbox with similar results. So if you want to keep the component output of your old legacy xbox in HD then try a component to HDMI converter as suggested.
post #1794 of 3398
I'm sure you meant 480i (not 480p). Only 480i component can be converted to HDMI.
post #1795 of 3398
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

Press the DISPLAY button on the remote. It cycles through various info screens, including the audio codec being played.

it actually seams to display on the front panel now ive updated to 1.77 in the main txt box
post #1796 of 3398
Hey guys,

I'm interested in getting this AVR. Does it have built in wifi? or does it need an adapter?
Is it serious issue/bug free?

Thank you.
post #1797 of 3398
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Originally Posted by Halimali View Post

Hey guys,

I'm interested in getting this AVR. Does it have built in wifi? or does it need an adapter?
Is it serious issue/bug free?

Thank you.

It needs an adapter. The Yami one is ~$100. Netgear has one of a third of that. I had a lemon Pioneer 1020 and bought this to replace it. No bugs yet, and an easy setup.
post #1798 of 3398
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Originally Posted by DonTBarnes View Post

It needs an adapter. The Yami one is ~$100. Netgear has one of a third of that. I had a lemon Pioneer 1020 and bought this to replace it. No bugs yet, and an easy setup.

Thank you. For me this will be replacing a 4 year old Onkyo AVR.
post #1799 of 3398
The issue: Outdoor speakers using zone 2

Setup: 5.1 indoor, I'd like this to function as Zone 1.

Source: essentially Pandora, or Airplay

Do I have to purchase a separate amp?
This is not functioning like my ol' trusty Sony A, B or A+B which worked great... Until it died.

I can output sound now, but it is greatly reduced versus the inside 5.1 setup.

Thanks!

JJ
post #1800 of 3398
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Originally Posted by OzarkHand View Post

The issue: Outdoor speakers using zone 2

Setup: 5.1 indoor, I'd like this to function as Zone 1.

Source: essentially Pandora, or Airplay

Do I have to purchase a separate amp?
This is not functioning like my ol' trusty Sony A, B or A+B which worked great... Until it died.

I can output sound now, but it is greatly reduced versus the inside 5.1 setup.

Thanks!

JJ

With Zones you independently control the volume for each zone vs. your old receiver with A+B being controlled together from a single volume control. If you have zone 2 on, slide the zone button in the lower left corner of the remote's black section to the (right) zone 2 position. Now the remote commands control zone 2, including volume, mute, input ,etc.
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