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Topic # 111783 14-Nov-2012 17:54 Send private message

I've bought a new Marantz SR5007 Amp, and i've connect zone 2 and it works fine with airplay, when i play music from my iPhone or itune with computer. But it just not working when i play music form DVD, FM any other inputs. 
Those inputs link with the amp with HDMI cable. 
Could someone help me with this, is it a problem with amp or the connection i've done wrong?
Thanks for your help. 


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  Reply # 717279 14-Nov-2012 17:59 Send private message

CBSYS: I've bought a new Marantz SR5007 Amp, and i've connect zone 2 and it works fine with airplay, when i play music from my iPhone or itune with computer. But it just not working when i play music form DVD, FM any other inputs. 
Those inputs link with the amp with HDMI cable. 
Could someone help me with this, is it a problem with amp or the connection i've done wrong?
Thanks for your help. 



Same with my onkyo and sony receivers --- it will only feed analog sources to zone 2.  

I think most AV receivers are like this.   Although I would have thought FM should be OK. 



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  Reply # 717354 14-Nov-2012 21:00 Send private message

well, it just doesn't make sense, the point about multiple zone is that can out puts audio to different zones. 
how come main zone is working but not zone 2, and airplay is woking on both zones but not other inputs. 
strange!!!

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  Reply # 718220 16-Nov-2012 12:20 Send private message

All you need to do is run the HDMI cable for zone one, and RCA's into a separate input for zone 2.
Easy.
In the last few years most manufacturers have also allowed network connectivity to work in zone 2, which is particularly handy. However I am surprised that your radio isn't working in zone 2... but I'm guess internet radio is?

Anyway - what you're experiencing as absolutely standard in the industry, nothing to worry about.
I'd just be annoyed that the sales person who sold you the receiver never brought it up.



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  Reply # 719447 19-Nov-2012 12:42 Send private message

hi Dunnersgella,

Thanks very much and I'm really appreciated your help. 
Yes, my network is working for Zone 2 perfectly.

Are you saying I have to run RCA separately to all inputs? like DVD, TV, SAT?
Or i just need run on input to Zone 2 and it will work for all other inputs at the same time?

Thanks.

Regards,
Alvin

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  Reply # 719826 19-Nov-2012 23:09 Send private message

To clarify what cables you run, can you please let us know what components you're using in your setup?
Then I can easily clarify things for you.



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  Reply # 720032 20-Nov-2012 12:18 Send private message

what i'm trying to do is that, i've got TV, DVD & Satellite Decoder need to be link into the amp.
And both Zones need to be able to play sounds. 
if you could help on this that would be much appreciated. 

Also, i've got another problem is that I could not get the ARC working. 
I can pass video to TV from Amp no problem, but i just could not get the audio from TV back to Amp via ARC. 

I'm really appreciated your time and help. 


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Alvin

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  Reply # 720051 20-Nov-2012 12:58 Send private message

CBSYS: what i'm trying to do is that, i've got TV, DVD & Satellite Decoder need to be link into the amp.
And both Zones need to be able to play sounds. 
if you could help on this that would be much appreciated. 

Also, i've got another problem is that I could not get the ARC working. 
I can pass video to TV from Amp no problem, but i just could not get the audio from TV back to Amp via ARC. 

I'm really appreciated your time and help. 


Regards,
Alvin


Right...
What model of TV do you have? What port is the HDMI connected into the TV? HDMI 1? HDMI 2? And is your HDMI cable ARC compatible (yes some older / crappier examples won't work).
Personally, I don't recommend ARC as it only provides stereo playback of TV audio, and not 5.1 surround sound (where available). Try running an optical cable instead.

Plug the TV into your Marantz via HDMI (into the correct port to achieve ARC).

Plug the DVD into HDMI 2 (marked as DVD) using an HDMI cable, at the same time, run a red/white RCA cable out of the DVD player into 'Analogue audio out DVD'.
I've marked these ports with square / rectangular yellow boxes.

Plug the Satellite box into HDMI 1 (marked as CBL/SAT) using an HDMI cable. At the same time, run a red/white RCA cable out of the satellite box into 'Analogue audio out CBL/SAT'.
I've marked these ports with red loops for your convenience.

I've also marked the suitable optical port with a blue circle... as it will provide you with better results than using ARC.


And here's a few more tips...
Make sure you run a firmware update via an ethernet cable BEFORE you get too far down the setup procedure... it will only help with the receivers performance.
Don't be shy of running through the basic 'setup walk through', it's built into the amp, and it will take you through the whole process.
Remember, the calibration mic setup is a good thing, but it's not always 100% right...

Try running your front speakers as 'small' on the receiver to see if you like the performance.
To begin with (assuming you're running a subwoofer) turn the subwoofer crossover on the back of the subwoofer itself all the way up (probably close to 200kHz), and keep the volume at a reasonable level so it won't dominate the soundtrack... then turn it down half a notch.
Then, in the speaker setup menu, (make sure you have the system set to '2 Zone') choose the front speakers and turn them to 'small', then adjust the crossover to 80Hz (a great starting point for movies) or 45-55Hz (great for music).
You may wander what this will do...
This crossover adjustment effectively tells the subwoofer when to kick in, and take over from your front speakers. Some speakers perform particularly well down low, others, do not...
If you're listening to music, you can also choose LFE or LFE + Main.
LFE means when you're only listening to 2-channel audio, the sub won't kick in.
But if you select LFE+Main you'll get the 2 stereo speakers PLUS the subwoofer. This is great if you're into dance music / dub / reggae etc.

Phew...






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  Reply # 720229 20-Nov-2012 17:24 Send private message

WOW!
That was great!
Even I don't quite get the crossover idea, but I'm sure i will do some research about it and try to understand it better. 
Again, heaps thanks for your help. 

Regards,
Alvin

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