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Your'e on the right track, z2 cannot use a digital connection (hdmi), so you'll have to run optical out of your xbox to the converter, then red/white from converter to the yamaha. HOWEVER, as an added step, because the converter is only able to change digital to analog, but not to actually decode any format, you'll also have to go into the xbox setup menu and change the audio output format to 2ch pcm/stereo (instead of dolby/surround).
This ends up losing you surround in the main zone. If you need that, then you'd have to get a better quality converter that can actually decode as well: http://amzn.to/1IRfFLN