Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
Sign in to follow this  
willland

Zone 2 with Amp and RF-63's

Recommended Posts

I have an Onkyo TX-SR705 with zone 2 connections. I want to use the zone 2 rca connections and connect to my amp and then to the other binding posts on the RF-63's. With the jumpers in place, is it possible(recommended) to have both sets of posts connected at the same time and switch from zone 1 (5.1) to zone 2 (2-channel only)? I want to use the amp for 2-channel only. When I tried this configuration once and switched to zone 2, I think it looped back and the receiver went into protection mode(switched off). Is this a crazy thing to do? If so please suggest an alternative.

Thanks,

Bill

This post is on Tech forum also. More exposure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Come on someone please try to help me with an answer.

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just hook it up as 5.1 ans when listening to 2 channel music, set the listening mode to "stereo". The sound will be 2.1 if a sub is attached. If no sub change the onkyo menu to "no sub".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe I didn't explain it properly. I have a pair of RF-63's that are connected as 5.1 through the receiver only and 2 channel with the external amp connected to the receivers' zone 2 rca connections and the 63's other set of binding posts. In ther words, 5.1 w/receiver and 63's, and 2 channel w/receiver(zone 2) through amp to same 63's.

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what you're trying to do ........... don't think you're doing anything with jumpers connected ......... Are you trying to Bi-amp those speakers with zone 2 ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You cant do that!!! If i under stand you you will fry every thing....

the zone two is meant for a separate pair of speakers in another room...it would be like hooking up two separate amps to one pair of speakers directly...there is nothing to keep the current from flowing and overloading one or both amps....

you should just simply switch your receiver to "2 channel mode" or if you want to use the out put of zone 2 into the same speakers you will need to wire the RCA outs from left and right front from the main zone ...as well as the RCA outs of zone two into a A/B switch box ......and from there in to your speakers

****edit just reread...if you are going zone two from your receiver into a separate 2 channel amp....you cant do that either....Zone two is not the same as preamp out....if you have preamp out you can hook those to your 2 channel amp, but you will still need a switch box with a nuetral center or the current will flow and short everything out.

bi-amping is a whole diff story

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to all advice. I will hook up with pre-outs and run the amp all the time.

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has the smoke cleared yet? Not sure exactly what the final attempt was going to look like, but the key message above is that you do not want to have one pair of speakers hooked to 2 amps at the same time (at least not if the binding posts are connected together). You want to have an A/B amp selector in place to keep the circuits separate from each other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...