Hopefully this is posted in the right place as I couldn't find any other threads which seemed appropriate.
I've just stepped up to an RX-A2070 from a 7ch Pioneer so I can use 5.1.4 (have had the 5.1.4 speakers since I had the Pioneer but could obviously not use the rear presence speakers, hence the 2070 purchase).
Even though this may sound a total newbie question I have set my previous receivers up myself, but unfortunately I now have MND (motor neurone disease) so have very limited/poor mobility and worst of all no speech, so all I can do is sit in my chair and hope the people setting it up for me know what they are doing. Unfortunately it hasn't worked out that way..........
The 2070 itself is now far too heavy for me to lift or turn even if I could get up from on my knees, something I can no longer manage.
My wife initially swapped all the leads from the 7.2 Pioneer to the 9.2 Yamaha without connecting the extra 2 (we never had wires to the rear presence top speakers). That was the limit of her patience so today a mate who said he enjoyed doing that stuff came around to help, including running wires from the amp to the rear presence speakers. Unfortunately I soon found out that even though on some things he has a lot of knowledge, when it comes to this stuff he didn't have any idea what 5.1.2 and 5.1.4 meant, so surround back and presence speakers was a whole new concept to him.............
He was working from the Quick Start Guide which came with the unit, in particular working from page 9 which shows connections but looking at it now I can see it doesn't show connections for 5.1.4.
The front L/R, centre, front presence L/R and subby are all working fine when tested on the speaker test (and on my Atmos demo Blu Ray) but the rears are not correct so I suspect they are connected to the wrong terminals.
Using the attached pic for reference, would someone be able to tell me the correct terminals for the 4 back speakers? My guess now is the bottom terminals on the speakers should go to the Surround Back terminals on the amp (terminals 3 and 4 counting from left) and the top terminals on the rear speakers (presence terminals) should go to the next 2 to the right (the ones which say SPEAKERS EXTRA SP2 R.PRESENCE).
Is that correct or am I a numpty too? That would seem pretty obvious to me now but before I have to ask someone else to come in and swap wires again I'd like to know for sure.
Many thanks in advance!