Originally Posted by bellaroxio
Issue with new 4520Ci. Amp assign 7.1 + zone 2. Ran Audyssey. From airplay, sounds are coming out of the main zones and zone 3 (preamp out to another amplifier).
NO SOUND from Zone 2 speakers (with wall volume cranked 75% up). If I turn down the Air conditioner and have total quietness, I can hear very very faint sound of the song.
May I ask what are the next steps to find out what I did wrong?
This Zone 2 thing has been discussed many times. It's unbelievably complicated to get up and running. On my old Marantz you just pushed a button and it came on. I had the first unit (after thrashing on it for weeks myself) turn out to be faulty, and had to be replaced because of this 2nd Zone issue. Denon reps could not get any power to them,So they replaced it,. Then, I still had some trouble as getting the hang of firing it up for the first time. Like I say, it's over complicated. Watch that you are indeed,on the 7.1 settings and Zones that you think you are. I had trouble as the 4520 kept somehow getting back on settings ( 9.1 Zone 3, I believe) . I ended up putting it where I wanted it, then POWERING IT DOWN, THEN UP , BEFORE I tried to use the Zones , and it stayed there. Also, after firing up your 2nd zone, push the options button, and select " All Zones Stereo" option. Then, see if your 2nd Zone works.