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Marantz shutting off zone 2 - wall volume control running hot

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Volume Control w/ Heat issue 97k .JPG file I recently purchased a Marantz NR1604 and am running a second zone to the outside porch. When running the main zone everything is working and runs for hours with any input. When I turn on the second zone, porch, it runs for 30 seconds then shuts off.

I opened up the volume control on the wall and checked the wires and all are connected. I then recut the wires and resecured them, When I did this I kept the wall volume control open and watched. I noticed that the output to the outdoor speakers was really hot. I have also checked and the output to the speakers are not crossed but ASSUME that at this point it is something from the volume control to the speakers that is causing it to run hot, then shut off.

This is my first post but have used this site for a while for all of my AV needs.

Thanks in advance for any advice. I am struggling with this one.


Stew
Edited by stewiemason - 9/2/13 at 10:03am
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Check to make sure that the wires going to the speakers are actually the ones going to the speakers. Cheap way is to get a 9V battery and touch the wires to the terminals, you should get a clicking sound from the speakers evry time you touch the terminals, If not, then those are the wires going to the amp. Then make sure you get a new VC and connect it properly. I have a hunch that the wires are not correct.

It possible you have a bad VC but I have never run into one myself after installing hundreds of them.

This is partially why I run a 4 conductor wire from the amp to the VC location and 2 conductor wires from the VC location to the speakers, I never get them mixed up.
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