Hello, Just to elaborate:
1) Are you looking to have the Marantz be the external amp, and you're still going to use the Denon? You mentioned the Marantz is "replacing" the Denon so your question is confusing.
2) Have you reset anything to factory defaults yet?
Okay to use the Denon as any kind of 2 channel amp you simply Input to the red and white RCA jacks on it. So to figure out whether it's the Marantz settings or the Denon that's the root cause of the problem simply connect a LINE level source (CD player, etc.) to the Denon's AUX Inputs, select AUX and let me know if there's any sound. This tells us what to do next.
Okay then use the CD Inputs- it does not matter which ones you use- you're simply Inputting to the Denon. Try connecting the Marantz to the Denon's CD Inputs and let me know what happens.
Do you need further assistance with this?
You just said your phone worked on CD though correct?
Meaning... You're looking at settings in the Marantz, do you follow me here?
What specific output jacks are you using on the Marantz (what are they labeled)?
I'm sorry but the Marantz manual is far too cryptic for me to get into right now. I will opt out and open up the question to other experts.
Hi i`m Jack
Just happened on this post here and did not look at the manual for your marantz but was wondering at what level should the denon be set before calibrating the speakers all around ?
I mean like you are not simply using an external amp here but preamp/amp in this case through the cd input so you will need to set the volume at say halfway up on the denon ??
No that's o.k I mean all the way will surely give you sound if there are to be some
Now the setup tells you to use the front preamp out for this setup ?
I mean for example the front wide and height 2 need to be selected separately when no other amp is present so it would seem reasonable to think that the extra amp would take care of one of those 2 channels
Are you certain we are not talking about front WIDE ?
O.k then that was my two bits and I will opt out as well
Take a look at the link below , that's a picture from your manual ;
As you will see that second amp goes into HEIGHT 2 not front preamp
By the way , click the link below and if that link opens a login window popup then just close it with the upper corner X or the "no thanks . continue to view"The picture is behind that .
When you connect your phone and get sound you are simply feeding a stereo signal , not surround
Doesn`t make sense , there are already speakers there and as I said above the only ones that share a channel are front wide and height 2 when no other amp is present
In any case this is straight from your manual and you can see that for yourself .
By the way , I`d be careful with that full volume on the denon until some calibration has been done .
It is possible that in order to use the H2 then the front wide have to be selected as speaker output
You probably cannot preamp the H2 if they are also selected as speaker out
Start over again , take your time and this time go by the book .
You can get the PDF version of it here ; http://manuals.marantz.com/SR7010/NA/EN/index.php
By the way , the height 2 connect you did earlier where you said the front stopped working , then after that did you try different surround settings ?
It seems to me so far it was the one that did something
also the one that is by the book
Much welcome and a positive rating would be appreciated for my efforts , that is how I get paid by the website.
This would not close this post either
LOL give it a shot and let me know how that goes , then we`ll go for round 2 ?
Wish i could be there myself but i`ll do as best as i can from here
By the way , i would go by the book as far as the wiring goes then you can just sit on the couch with the remote and figure out the settings , grab a beer from the fridge if you want :)
Something bugging me here in what you said " I have it set to multichannel so all speakers are playing "
Does that mean that all INCLUDING the denon are working now ??
If so then how do you figure you will find a source that comes out in 11.1 channels ?
This receiver will always have to be set to some sort of simulated 11.1 , I mean most source are in 5.1 so you have to find a sound field that will output to all channels
What I`m getting at is that now this is a question of settings , wiring is done
I`m talking about a source that is 5.1 channels for example .
What happens with the other 6 channels ???
Sorry but I`m also getting brain dead here on this , gotta step out anyway
You don`t have to reply to this .
If I`m not the one with the last word then my screen blinks with a message saying that a customer is waiting for me
I`m back and Brad
When you first came here you were at the stage of figuring the denon which is done now then you had the wrong connection for what you were hoping to do and that is corrected now .
Now you are at the stage of configuring your sound and you are in your home , I`m not so this means that I cannot possibly go further , I don't have you ears and setup around me .
Wouldn`t you say that my job is done and now it would be time for you to compensate me for that time ?
Please use that rating system.
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