You have some of your terminology wrong and some of the Marantz writing is not easy to understand the first time you run into it.
On February 2, 2015 at 03:45, yoavts said...
I use plain IR connection block to control everything (except the TV) with IR emitters attached to the front panel of the device.
I'd love to know the make and model of this block. Sometimes help is not possible without knowing exactly which device you're using.
regarding my Marantz Receiver NR1403
In the Marantz receiver I have at the rear panel a "remote in" jack (RCA) that, according to the manual, works as IR emitter (flasher).
What words tell you that it works as an emitter. I see REMOTE CONTROL IN. The manual says, on Page 48, as regards the jack near the upper left of the back panel, that an IR receiver is connected to that jack. In addition, it says "to perform operations on this unit and external devices with the supplied remote control."
That overly complicated phrase means that you can use the Marantz remote somewhere else if you have an IR receiver in that other place, that is plugged into the IN jack above the words REMOTE CONTROL.
I do not have a "flasher in" 3.5mm jack, just the RCA (there are some models that come with the "flasher in" too mine is not).
It does not matter that the connector is an RCA jack. That's unusual but it doesn't mean anything special.
And what is a "flasher in"? A flasher is an LED that flashes. Duh. But to make it flash you have to send a voltage to
it, so a flasher connection is an output
which would never be labeled IN. An IR sensor, on the other hand, sends a signal out
of it and into something else, so if you mean "sensor in" instead of "flasher in," well... you have it. It's named REMOTE CONTROL in, and it's the jack we've been talking about. And on Page 48 you see that the device at the other end of the wire is an IR Receiver.
I disable the front panel IR eye and connect the rear "remote in" to the connection block.
But that rear connection is a place to send a signal IN
, while you're trying to send a signal OUT
to the connection block.
My problem is:
When the Marantz is connected to the connection block alone everything works fine.
Yeah, but describe what works. In great detail. You said you disabled the front IR eye, and you didn't tell us the make and model of what you plugged into the REMOTE CONTROL IN, nor did you tell us what you can control. How can you control anything, if the front eye is turned off and there's no IR RECEIVER hooked to the back, but instead a connection block?
When I add one more emitter to the connection block the Marantz stop responding!
Perhaps if you answer all the above, things may be more clear.
Or, if you are using the wrong words and you have connected things properly, perhaps that connection block is only able to output enough current from the Marantz to operate one LED. See, we don't know the brand and model of the block, so we can't look up what it's supposed to do. (By the way, you should have already looked up the brand and model!)
if you have any idea what do i do wrong.... i thank you for the explanation.
thanks a head!
You're welcome a foot and a hand!
One more thing: IR Receivers need three connections and I don't see how an RCA jack can make those connections. The manual doesn't say that the REMOTE CONTROL IN jack is an RCA, but it doesn't say it's not. The illustration cannot be taken for granted as it's representative, not a literal drawing of the connector.