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Were the FRONT B speakers assigned as ZONE 2 speakers in the Speaker Setting ?
Can you please check the settings for the Zone 2 speakers?
Manual Setup / Sound Menu / EXTRA SP ASSIGN / ZONE 2
Please confirm that the ZONE2 indicator is lighted up.
And ensure that BI-AMP is not enabled?
This model has a BI-AMP feature.
And it would not allow usage of the EXTRA SP as Zone 2 speakers.
Still, rather than the Bi-Amp check, can you please go through with the AUTO SETUP using YPAO ?
The idea is to tell the Yamaha that there was a change and let the Yamaha discover on its own which amps are now connected with speakers and for what purpose.
That actually would do a partial RESET of the speaker system.
Other than that and ensuring the ZONE2 is selected for the EXTRA SP ASSIGN, then it should work as expected.
Please post back results / observations of the above once tried.
Were you able to perform the the AUTO SETUP using YPAO ?
It is actually automatically started once the calibration microphone is plugged in into the OPTIMIZER MIC 3.5mm jack at the front.
I understand and no prob.
Post back with an update when able.
Allow me to send to you an electronic copy of relevant pages from the User's Manual.
Please click HERE.
The YPAO material is in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and can be viewed in most web browser. Click on the link to open the file or right click then select “Save As…” to download the file. It would require Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent for this purpose. http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
Interesting and yes please.
I would make use of the time to review the manual.
Sorry; I too had to step out.
As long as the mic is plugged in, it would be in YPAO mode.
The reason I step out was to mull over why Zone 2 setup is being stubborn/difficult whereas it should not. Ideally, everything you have tried should have worked right out.
And the only reason I could think of is a glitch and/or an internal hardware issue.
That the YPAO is also acting up tempts me to think this is so.
Would you consider a RESET? ...a reset would serve as both an attempt of a fix and as a test.
Consider a RESET. A reset is both a test and a try of a fix. As it implies, a reset would force the unit to revert back to factory defaults removing glitches and config errors but would include memories, presets and user preferences. After a reset, the initial setup would have to be performed. If have not been done and should you venture to try: Please click HERE.
May have to be done a number of times.
This is very critical - a reset however would not be corrective of an internal hardware concern; but it would be confirmed. In some instances, it may even expose/cause other issues.
No prob; and then please run YPAO again after the second reset try.
That the reset was not corrective would confirm a partial internal hardware issue.
Aside from the Owner's Manual, I also reviewed the repair/Service Manual.
There is a built-in diagnostics feature on this model. Would you attempt to run this particularly if considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach?
If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter and even perhaps a iron?
I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, there is no quick-n-easy fix and neither is there a workaround; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.