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This receiver can power two independent systems in
separate rooms after you have made the proper multi-
room connections. Different sources can be playing in
both rooms at the same time or, depending on your
needs, the same source can also be used. The main and
sub rooms have independent power (the main room
power can be off while the sub room is on) and the sub
room can be controlled by the front panel controls.
However, you may need to specify the volume setting in
Multi-Room and IR receiver setup
on page 85.
Making multi-room connections
It is possible to make these connections if you have a
separate TV and speakers for your sub room. You will also
need a separate amplifier if you are not using the
SurrBack System setup (see below). There are two multi-
room setups possible with this system:
Basic multi-room setup
• Connect a separate amplifier to the MULTI-
ROOM & SOURCE OUT jacks and a TV monitor to the
MULTI-ROOM & SOURCE MONITOR OUT jacks, both
on the rear of this receiver.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub
room amplifier as shown in the illustration below.
SurrBack System multi-room setup
You must select
Surround back speaker setting
on page 55 to use this setup. Note that the sound in the
sub room will be temporarily interrupted when
controlling the main room (for example, changing the
input source or starting playback).
• Connect a TV monitor to the MULTI-ROOM &
SOURCE MONITOR OUT jacks on the rear of this
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the
surround back speaker terminals as shown in the
• It is not possible to hear the digital output of a
component in the sub room. However, you can
connect the analog outputs of your digital
component into the receiver’s (analog) input
terminals to hear the component in the sub room.
• You can't use sound controls (such as the tone
controls or Midnight listening) or any surround
modes in the sub room. You can, however, use the
features available with your sub room amplifier.
Sub room Main room
Sub room Main room
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