Multi-Room Audio – Project – Diagnosis

Marantz SR6005

I found myself sitting on the floor tangled in a mess of wires this weekend.

The project was a multi-room audio and video system. The key components consisted of Marantz, Polk Audio, Atlantic Technology, Aeros IR/RF Remote Control, Sony, and a Samsung 72in TV.

This particular system has a Marantz SR6005 receive set with two zones. Zone 1 consists of a Samsung 72in HL-T7288W TV with Polk Audio floor standing Monitor 70 Series II front speakers and Bose Acoustimass rears. Zone 2 consists of two indoor (located in Kitchen) Polk Audio in-ceiling speakers and two outdoor Polk Audio speakers with independent wall-mounted volume control pads.

The problem was that the homeowner could no longer listen to music through their Zone 2 Kitchen and Outdoor speakers. They had an Aeros MX-850 programmable infrared remote control that was configured to power on Zone 2 and play music through the USB/iPod input.

During the diagnosis I confirmed that I could manually power on Zone 2 and play music via an iPod through the SR6005’s USB interface. This lead me to believe that the Aero MX-850 programmable remote control needed to be re-programmed with the correct macros to account for the receiver that was switched out and replaced with the current Marantz SR6005.  A macro is a sequence of commands that are issued to the receiver in a particular order. The macro’s programmed in the remote control had to be updated.

If this issue occurs in the future the homeowner needs to know how to manually operate their system’s Zones independent from the Aeros remote control. To help educate the homeowner and for future convenience I created visual instructions on how to manually operate Zone1 and Zone2.

Marantz SR6005 Panel

Marantz SR6005 Backside

Marantz SR6005 :

Samsung 72in :

Polk Audio :

Aeros IR/RF Remote Control