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Can anybody comment on the output power of the powered zone 2? I am planning on running a couple of outside deck speakers (aprox 35-50ft away). Will it provide a good level of sound there? I will then connect the zone 3 un-powered to an A-Bus whole house audio system to send audio to remote rooms.

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100W each channel - manual, page 99 - specifications. Should be fine for 50 feet.
Jim answered on June 5, 2013
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This is a 7.2 channel receiver which means it has 7 channels of amplification (plus 2 line level subwoofer outputs). If you configure it for powered Zone 2, the two amps designated for rear surround will be reassigned to Zone 2 and your main system will become 5 channels. There is plenty of power for Zone 2. For a 50' … see more This is a 7.2 channel receiver which means it has 7 channels of amplification (plus 2 line level subwoofer outputs). If you configure it for powered Zone 2, the two amps designated for rear surround will be reassigned to Zone 2 and your main system will become 5 channels. There is plenty of power for Zone 2. For a 50' run I'd suggest 12 gauge speaker wire.
If you want to run a 7.2 configuration as well as Zone 2, you'll need to run Line Out to Zone 2 via to a separately purchased external amp to drive those deck speakers. see less
This is a 7.2 channel receiver which means it has 7 channels of amplification (plus 2 line level subwoofer outputs). If you configure it for powered Zone 2, the two amps designated for rear surround will be reassigned to Zone 2 and your main system will become 5 channels. There is plenty of power for Zone 2. For a 50' run I'd suggest 12 gauge speaker wire.
If you want to run a 7.2 configuration as well as Zone 2, you'll need to run Line Out to Zone 2 via to a separately purchased external amp to drive those deck speakers.

Clint Moyer answered on October 20, 2013
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