You can power your room speakers in different ways. In Stereo Mode, the default mode, simply connect your room speakers to the Left and Right Speaker Output connectors on your musicBox multi-room power amplifier.
If you require more power in a room, you can connect your speakers in Bridged Mode. In this mode one zone on your musicBox multi-room power amplifier is used to power the Left speaker, and a second zone is used to power the Right speaker.
In AVR Mode you use your AV Receiver (AVR) and it's speakers to listen to music in the room. In AVR Mode you connect the Pre-Amp Outputs of your musicBox zone to an input on your AVR, for example, the CD input. When you play music in a room configured in AVR mode, the musicBox will control your AVR, powering on the AVR and switching to the specified input when you turn the room on. To configure a room to use this mode, you must specify the AVR Manufacturer, how the AVR will be controlled, the AVR unit number, and which AVR zone the musicBox will use (if your AVR supports multiple zones).
The musicBox can control your AVR using either serial (RS-232) or IP control. We recommend using IP control if your AVR supports it, otherwise you will need to install a USB-to-Serial adapter on your musicBox for each AVR.
The musicBox allows you to connect more than one AV Receiver from the same manufacturer. To differentiate between these units, you must specify a unique unit number for the device, starting at 1. If your AVR is a multi-zone AVR, you can connect a room to each AVR zone, for example, you can connect the Living Room to the AVR Main Zone, and the Master Bedroom to AVR Zone 2. Simply select the AVR Zone to use for a room.
After you have setup and powered on your musicBox, the Configurator will allow you to configure the Serial Port or IP Address to use to control your AVR.
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