STR-DA4ES Set up question

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  1. faraz

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    After much search, and reading reviews and posts, etc I finally purchased a Sony STR-DA4ES. So far I like it. Although I an still using my old poineer speakers (CS-C9900), the sound is really good. The only -ve I have at this time is the manual. I wish it had more info, specially on using the remote. This brings me to my question. Can some one tell me how to setup the unit so that I can hear music on my deck speakers while watching a movie at the same time. I see that there is a A & B speaker switch, but I am not sure how to use it. I was told by the sales man the this receiver has such a capability without using another amp. Any help will be much appreciated.[​IMG]
     
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    Wayne,
    Thanks for your response. Do you know if the Denon AVR 2802 has this feature?
     
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    Faraz,

    The Denon AVR-2802 is capable of outputting sound to a 2nd room - with proper amplification on the other end. The AVR-2802 features 2nd zone "pre-outs" giving you the capability to play a separate source to the 2nd zone. I'm not sure if the source has to be an "analog only" source like the 1803 required - or not, though.

    However, the Denon AVR-1802 & AVR-883 receivers that I have owned, allowed me to utilize the A/B options simultaneously. Please be aware, using both together does put some strain on the amp. However, I've used A/B output combined for a few decades now - and I've never lost of piece of equipment to failure. When you use the A/B speaker outputs on the Denon receivers, the main zone will still power the 5 surround speakers in addition to the subwoofer. The Denon doesn't default into "2 channel" mode like the Sony STR-DA4ES does.
     
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    Thanks for the info. As I still have my old amp, I think I will try to hook it up to the Sony using its 2nd room feature. The manual that came with the STR-DA4ES leaves a lot to be desired. If any one out there has experience with this, please help.
     
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