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Old 04-29-2018, 01:43 AM
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Clarion M606 Tower Mode Help

I need help.

I have a P209 with M606 head unit. The 4 cabin speakers are ran off the head unit.

The head unit is in tower mode with Zone 1 being the tower. I do not think I have independent volume control between the cabin and tower.

I have two tower speakers. They are run off an amp. The RCA cables currently are attached to Z1 in the back of the head unit.

I want independent tower and cabin volume control.

Do I switch the the tower mode so the tower is zone 2 and plug the RCA cables into Z2?

Or do I plug the RCA cables into green Z4 as shown in the manual diagram page 18?
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:26 PM
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Are some of the in-boats still playing when you want only tower volume? Id have to dig deeper into the M606, but my gut feeling is that all speakers need to be on external amps to have true multi-zone control. not fully divided if all 4 speaker level outputs are used.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:05 PM
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Are some of the in-boats still playing when you want only tower volume? Id have to dig deeper into the M606, but my gut feeling is that all speakers need to be on external amps to have true multi-zone control. not fully divided if all 4 speaker level outputs are used.

All of the speakers are playing. They are all controlled by the volume function right now. I canít figure out how to isolate the tower speakers from the cabin speakers to have independent control of each group of speakers.
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Old 04-30-2018, 06:58 AM
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I ran into the same issue. I landed with the best configuration of all speakers being controlled with the head unit operating all zones with the same levels assigned equally and then connected a JL Audio HD-RLC volume control knob directly to the amp/channel that is running the towers. I essentially operate all speakers through the head unit volume control and then use the JL Audio volume controller to turn up/down the towers independently. I think this head unit is a pain the butt to navigate through for settings, etc.... If it weren't for the ease of replacement, I would have went in another direction. Hope it helps.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:19 AM
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I believe Zone 1 and 2 would be the 4 in-boat speakers you have hooked up. Typically Zone 3 is subwoofer. Zone 4 would be the towers. You can un-link zone 4 from the other 3 zones. Are you adjusting zone volume with the head unit or with a clarion remote?
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:25 PM
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I believe Zone 1 and 2 would be the 4 in-boat speakers you have hooked up. Typically Zone 3 is subwoofer. Zone 4 would be the towers. You can un-link zone 4 from the other 3 zones. Are you adjusting zone volume with the head unit or with a clarion remote?


I am adjusting the volume with the head unit dial.

I havenít even used the driverís remote yet.

What I am asking is in tower mode, is the tower Z2 or Z4?
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:28 PM
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I am adjusting the volume with the head unit dial.

I havenít even used the driverís remote yet.

What I am asking is in tower mode, is the tower Z2 or Z4?
I would set it up for Zone 4. You'll need to make sure it is un-linked from the remainder of the zones (1-3). Just to verify, do you have the M606 set to multi-zone or standard?
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:42 PM
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I would set it up for Zone 4. You'll need to make sure it is un-linked from the remainder of the zones (1-3). Just to verify, do you have the M606 set to multi-zone or standard?

I have it set to tower mode.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:12 PM
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I have it set to tower mode.
Did you get this figured out? Should just be a matter of unlinking zone 4 and plugging the tower amp RCA cables into Zone 4.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:46 PM
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Look in the m606 manual. I just set my boat with one.

I would use multi zone mode. You can unlock each zone from the other. Zone 4 is special, it needs an external dial to control it's volume level. I only used the first 3 zones.

Zone 1 is my tower, zone 2 is cabin, zone 3 is sub. Look in your manual, there are 2 pairs of internal amplifier outputs for speakers. One pair is linked with zone 1, the other zone 2.
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