Originally Posted by gelly
Thanks, So will the Adcom automatically starting driving the speakers when i turn on a source on the marantz? Do i have to activate anything else on the Marantz?
Also, lets assume this sounds better. If i want to listen to just 2 channel music with my sub "ll need to turn on the Adcom for my LS50's and Marantz for the sub?
will I need another amp to power my multi room set up(as mention the are hooked into a niles speaker selector which is hooked into my adcom then into my marantz and turned on to zone 2.)?
1/yes, when you turn on the Marantz and Adcom, the Adcom will automatically start driving the speakers. Nothing else should have to be activated.
2/ If you want to listen to just stereo + sub, all you do is select stereo on your marantz remote (not direct, not pure direct). You will need to have the Marantz and Adcom on whenever you wish to listen to your LS50s. Since the Adcom cannot drive them without a pre-amp supplied by the Marantz.
3/If you use your Adcom in place of the Marantz to drive your LS50s, you have several options for you Zone 2. One is to replace the Adcom with a different amp. Another option is to configure the Marantz to directly drive your Zone 2 speakers. This should be possible by connection your ZONE2 speakers directly to surround back speaker ports and configuring the Marantz to consider these as Zone 2. However I would need to familiarize myself with your particular Marantz. But this is how it is on most Marantz/Denon systems.