This is how the 9.1.6 setup will be done:
To make the above work there are a few things to configure.
- Use amp assign and speaker setup to configure 9.1.2 where the heigh speakers will use the pre-outs.
- Set the height speaker to the Top Middle position.
- Set the crossover for the heigh speakers to the same as the SR6010.
- Use amp assign and speaker setup to configure 5.1.4 where either of the heights will use pre-outs.
- Set the height speakers to Top Front and Top Rear.
Zone 2 mirroring on SR7010
- SR7010 configure the sources as per normal and disable all that aren't used: HDMI1 Nvidia Shield and HDMI2 BD/UHD player. Set all sources to enable the +12V trigger.
- SR6010 configure only one source, HDMI1 and disable all other sources. Set this source to enable the +12V trigger.
By default Zone 2 on the SR7010 will have a life of it's own and not tracking what the Main Zone is set to. To fix this we need to use the Marantz App.
- Connect to the device
- Click on Main Zone at the top.
- On the Zone Select scren click on "View Zone 2"
- In the drop down list for the various sources click the one that simply is named "SOURCE".
- Exit out and you won't have to touch this ever again unless you fiddle with Zone 2 on the remote.
First is to configure the PLII AVR's:
- Connect the speakers to each PLII AVR, connect L to TF speaker, C to TM speaker and R to TR speaker.
- Set the surround mode to ProLogic II Movie.
- Measure the distance from MLP to all three height speakers.
- Set the distance to C to 0.
- Set the distance to L to L minus C.
- Set the distance to R to R minus C.
- Connect both L and R in on the PLII AVR to height 1 on the SR6010 using Y-splitters.
- Play a test tone on the SR6010 and measure the output using a SPL meter in MLP. Adjust the both AVR volumes until 80dB is seen on the SPL meter.
- Remove the Y splitter.
- Connect only L to height 1. Play the test tone again, adjust the L speaker level on the PLII AVR unlit the SPL meter is showing 80dB.
- Connect only R to height 1. Play the test tone again, adjust the L speaker level on the PLII AVR unlit the SPL meter is showing 80dB.
- Repeat the steps above with the second PLII AVR.
The speaker settings for the PLII AVR's are done.
Next is to configure the SR7010:
- Connect the 9 base layer speakers and subwoofer to the SR7010.
- Use the Y-splitters and connect both the PLII AVRs to the height 1 outputs. This should make it a basic 9.1.2 with TM speakers.
- Run a few test tones and adjust the main volume on the PLII AVRs until they are similar to the rest of the speakers.
- Run Audyssey calibration on the SR7010. Write down the speaker levels, distances and crossover frequencies detected for the TM, L/C/R and Surround speakers.
- Connect the SR6010 to the SR7010 using HDMI.
- Move the R speaker to the SR6010 and connect the PLII AVRs to height 1 and height 2 without Y splitters.
- Set all the speaker settings on the SR6010 as per the notes from the SR7010.
- Connect a PC running REW to the SR7010. Now we are going to measure any latency difference between the two units so we will compare L and R impulses using C as reference following this guide.
- With the timing difference known between the two SR's we can adjust the delays accordingly on the SR6010.
- Last step is to use the 9.1.6 test tones from the Dolby website and once again use a SPL meter in MLP to confirm all levels are the same, if not trim the speaker levels as required.
With everything configured connect the +12v trigger inputs on PLII AVR's to the SR's and set them to auto.
(This is best to do as the very last step after all the speaker calibration has been completed.)
In addition to the settings above, to make source select and volumes fully synchronized we need to have a single IR receiver accept commands from the remote. To do this we need to connect Control Out from the SR7010 to Control In on the SR6010 and disable the IR receiver on the SR6010:
With the unit in standby, on the front panel press and hold M-DAX and DIMMER while clicking Power On.
Use TUNER PRESET CH + or TUNER PRESET CH - to select “RC LOCK On".
Press STATUS to enter the setting.
To undo this just repeat but select "RC LOCK Off".