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How to connect more than 1 pair of speakers for zone 2

by rpsbajwa / February 11, 2013 11:37 AM PST

I am planning to buy pioneer sc61 or marantz 5007. for home theater in the basement for a 7.2 setup. but want to have more speakers in the basement (open basement plan) as zone 2. can I connect more than 2 speakers for this setup . the manufacturer manual did not help to answer this

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Clarification Request
how many speakers in total?
by Pepe7 / February 12, 2013 2:07 AM PST

Two additional pairs, or (?)

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How to connect more than 1 pair of speakers for zone 2
by rpsbajwa / February 12, 2013 10:22 AM PST

total of 4 speakers, thanks

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Another problem before you even get there
by Pepe7 / February 12, 2013 11:33 AM PST

If you look in the Marantz manual, zone 2 is limited to analog sources only. (See the NOTE on p.98.) So in other words, you would not be able to play back anything via HDMI, digital optical or digital coaxial to the Receiver. There would have to be some sort of digital/analog converter in order to be able to send a digital source out via the zone 2 speakers.

Double check the Pioneer manual for their zone 2 options. It's like to be the same situation.

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You need amp & switcher for multiple pairs
by Pepe7 / February 11, 2013 11:52 AM PST

I gave some details on how to do this if you click on my user name and scroll back a few months in the forum.

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