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11-28-15 09:43 PM
sgkent
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

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I am surprised that zone 3 turns off...I would have thought you could turn off only zone 2.
thought I would bring this back to life to document the behavior. The 9.1 doesn't really work well. To use the wide speakers or high speakers one must manually toggle them on, and independently set their volume. The master volume does not affect these speakers. So to use 9.1 you turn on the 7.1 format you want then adjust the volume. Next turn on the wide and/or high speakers with a separate control on the unit, adjust those volumes and you are done. Want to turn it down a little? Turn down the master for the 7.1, go to the receiver and choose zone 2, adjust it then zone 3 and do the same. Not really practical. I would say Onkyo fudged on their marketing when they sold it as 9.1 with wide and high speakers, that or never finished programming it. Most likely we will remove the 9.1 wide speakers and use them in the back as it is too cumbersome to use them, maybe set the zone up with under eave speakers to listen outdoors.
07-15-15 12:39 AM
Chromejob
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

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tonight we had zone 3 on to Network- Pandora in the garage, and then turned on zone 1 for TV. We could not get sound from zone 1 for TV until zone 3 was switched off. I know that it works Ok zone 1 and zone 3 are both on Pandora. Weird arrangement, or I am missing something here.
Sounds like what Yamaha calls "party mode," in which all zones play the same content. Yay, hurray, partay. ,:-\
07-14-15 01:52 AM
kingnoob
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

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sgkent wrote: View Post
tonight we had zone 3 on to Network- Pandora in the garage, and then turned on zone 1 for TV. We could not get sound from zone 1 for TV until zone 3 was switched off. I know that it works Ok zone 1 and zone 3 are both on Pandora. Weird arrangement, or I am missing something here.
Very strange , only works if both are on Pandora?
07-14-15 01:51 AM
kingnoob
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

I dont know what to say , maybe get a stereo receiver for your garage if zone 3 wont work.
07-13-15 01:59 AM
sgkent
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

tonight we had zone 3 on to Network- Pandora in the garage, and then turned on zone 1 for TV. We could not get sound from zone 1 for TV until zone 3 was switched off. I know that it works Ok zone 1 and zone 3 are both on Pandora. Weird arrangement, or I am missing something here.
07-06-15 11:15 AM
Chromejob
NR818 Garage Zone 3

I suspect it was a cost-cutting measure. If you are using L+R Wide speakers (instead of Zone 2), they presume you also will use L+R High. Odd, my Yamaha offers L+R High, but not wide.

Why cost-cutting? I presume that the internal amps will either work for extended surround in Zone "1", or multiple zones -- but not a mix of the two. (sad trombone)

If this amp has pre-outs, then you'll apparently have to power a separate amp for additional zones. On the plus side, you won't be limited to the volume adjustment shenanigans you described.
07-04-15 07:17 PM
sgkent
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

I thought about that solution but zone 3 is high front so the airplane buzzing overhead now changes. Well, I was afraid to call it stupid intelligence but all these manufacturers put so many gizmos in things they fail to notice what the customer wants.
07-04-15 06:32 PM
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

Okay, I get it now.

What does it do if you set it for Zone 2 “Yes” and Zone 3 “No?” If that leaves Zone 2 operating as you intend, then you could just switch the speaker connections for Zone 2 and 3 (assuming the speakers currently connected to Zone 3 are the only ones you want operating separately).

If not - it is what it is, and you’re out of luck. You can chalk it up to “stupid intelligence.” Seems to be a common thing these days, I all-too-often find myself asking in frustration, “Did the people who designed this thing ever actually use it themselves?”

Regards,
Wayne
07-04-15 05:54 PM
sgkent
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

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ellisr63 wrote: View Post
I am surprised that zone 3 turns off...I would have thought you could turn off only zone 2.
me too. People here in this forum have been exceptionally helpful in the past. It sounds like a firmware bug or programmer/developer brainfart. But I accept it could just my lack of understanding.

Turn on powered zone 2 and 3 in system setup then there is music on zone 3 in the garage but the wide fronts on [zone 2/wide front R & L] no longer participate in zone 1 main area. Turn off powered zone 2 in system setup so we can have 7.1 with wide fronts in zone 1, and zone 3 settings gray out. Zone 3 then reads "not activated if one tries to turn it on. One would think that if Zone 1 and 2 work together for 7.1 that the user could simply hook speakers up to Zone 3 and choose either to use them as high fronts in Zone 1, or run them in the garage as an independent Zone 3. So far I can't make it such.
07-04-15 04:11 PM
ellisr63
Re: NR818 Garage Zone 3

I am surprised that zone 3 turns off...I would have thought you could turn off only zone 2.
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