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Are you trying to OUTPUT optical FROM the denon, or to INPUT optical signals TO the denon?
Can you tell me a bit more about what you are trying to accomplish here?
No, you cannot. This model does not support that type of output functionality and it is not possible to add it.
The only way this would work is if you did the red/white connections from the z2 output to the headphone transmitter, or used the headphone jack on the front.
Those are both problematic as well because headphone jack use will kill the main speakers, and z2 will work only for analog inputs.
You would be better off in this case routing everything through the tv as the primary step and optical or hdmi arc from the tv back to the denon for sound.
You can add in an optical splitter if needed to share the tv output with the amp and headphones.
Well you can leave things split, with hdmi from satellite to tv, and optical from satellite to denon, and then you could just go from the tv to the headphones and not need a splitter, if satellite is all you use.
That is not true. There are many different optical splitters available: http://amzn.to/2tXJP9o
But it is only needed if you go the other route, splitting the connections between the denon and tv keeps both free. The only downside there is that you then have to change input modes on both the tv and the denon every time you go from cable/satellite to dvd, etc.
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