Samsung SL40 Operating instructions

4-247-583-12(1)
Home Theater
System
GB
Operating Instructions
FR
ES
HT-SL55
HT-SL50
HT-SL40
© 2003 Sony Corporation
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Except for customers in Europe
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered
mark.
As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Sony
Corporation has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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Table of Contents
List of Button Location and
Reference Pages
Receiving Broadcasts
Storing FM stations automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)1) ...................... 26
Direct tuning ........................................ 26
Automatic tuning ................................. 27
Preset tuning ........................................ 27
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)1) ... 28
Main unit ............................................... 5
Hooking Up the Components
Required cords ....................................... 6
Antenna hookups ................................... 7
Video component hookups .................... 8
Digital component hookups ................... 9
Other hookups ..................................... 10
Other Operations
Using the Sleep Timer ......................... 30
Adjustments using the SET UP
menu .............................................. 30
Hooking Up and Setting Up
the Speaker System
Speaker system hookups ..................... 11
Performing initial setup operations ..... 13
Multi channel surround setup .............. 14
Checking the connections .................... 19
Operations Using the Remote
RM-U40
Before you use your remote ................ 32
Remote button description ................... 32
Changing the factory setting of
an input selector button ................. 36
Basic Operations
Selecting the component ..................... 19
Additional Information
Precautions .......................................... 37
Troubleshooting ................................... 37
Specifications ...................................... 40
Tables of settings using MAIN MENU
button ............................................ 43
Adjustable parameters for each sound
field ................................... back page
Enjoying Surround Sound
Decoding the input audio signal
automatically
(Auto Format Direct) ..................... 20
Enjoying stereo sound in multi channel
(Dolby Pro Logic II) ...................... 20
Selecting a sound field ........................ 21
Understanding the multi channel
surround displays .......................... 23
Customizing sound fields .................... 24
1)
Models of are code CEL, CEK only.
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About This Manual
About area codes
The instruction in this manual are for models
HT-SL55, HT-SL50 and HT-SL40. Check your
model number by looking at the lower right
corner of the front panel. In this manual, the
HT-SL50 is used for illustration purposes
unless stated other wise. Any difference in
operation is clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “HT-SL50 only”.
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the lower portion of the rear panel (see
the illustration below).
4-XXX-XXX-XX AA
Area code
The HT-SL55 consists of:
– Receiver
– Speaker system
• Front/surround speakers
• Center speakers
• Sub woofer
STR-KSL50
SS-MSP55
SS-CNP55
SA-WMSP50
The HT-SL50 consists of:
– Receiver
– Speaker system
• Front/surround speakers
• Center speakers
• Sub woofer
STR-KSL50
SS-MSP50
SS-CNP50
SA-WMSP50
Any differences in operation, according to the
area code, are clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “Models of area code AA only”.
Tip
The instructions in this manual describe the controls
on the remote. You can also use the controls on the
receiver if they have the same or similar names as
those on the remote. For details on the use of your
remote, see pages 32 – 36.
Note for the supplied remote
The HT-SL40 consists of:
– Receiver
– Speaker system
• Front/surround speakers
• Center speakers
• Sub woofer
STR-KSL40
SS-MSP50
SS-CNP50
SA-WMSP40
RM-U40
The AUX and AAC BI-LING buttons on the
remote are not available.
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List of Button Locations and Reference Pages
Illustration number
r
Use this page to find the location of buttons that are
mentioned in the text.
MUTING qs (14, 19, 37)
R
R
Name of button/part
Reference page
Main unit
NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
@/1 (power) 1 (13, 18, 19, 25,
26)
; PLII q; (20)
Display 6 (28)
DVD (indicator) 3 (19)
INPUT SELECTOR 8 (19, 26)
IR (receptor) 7 (32)
MASTER VOLUME 9 (18, 36)
MUTING qs (14, 19, 37)
PRESET TUNING +/– qd (28)
SOUND FIELD qa (21, 25, 38)
TUNER (indicator) 5 (19)
TV/SAT (indicator) 4 (19)
VIDEO (indicator) 2 (19)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 8
9
0 qa
List of Button Location and Reference Pages
How to use this page
?/1
qs
qd
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Hooking Up the Components
Required cords
The following optional connection cords A – E are required when you hook up the components
(pages 8 – 9).
A Audio cord (not supplied)
White (L)
Red (R)
B Audio/Video cord (not supplied)
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
C Video cord (not supplied)
Yellow
D Optical digital cord (not supplied)
E Coaxial digital cord (supplied)
Orange
Before you get started
• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Do not connect the AC power cord until all of the connections are completed.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to match the colour-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on
the components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left, audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie the optical digital cord.
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Antenna hookups
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
ANTENNA
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
U
L
SUB
WOOFER
AM
OPT IN
COAX IN
IN
DIGITAL
OPT IN
AUDIO
L
IN
R
DVD
TV/SAT
TV/SAT
VIDEO
IN
IN
IN
OUT
R
DVD
VIDEO
OUT
DVD
VIDEO MONITOR
Hooking Up the Components
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
Notes on antenna hookups
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop
antenna away from the receiver and other
components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it
as horizontal as possible.
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Video component hookups
DVD player
TV monitor
VIDEO OUT
L
INPUT
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO IN
R
OUTPUT
C
B
ANTENNA
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
U
L
OPT IN
COAX IN
IN
IN
R
DVD
TV/SAT
TV/SAT
VIDEO
SUB
WOOFER
AM
DIGITAL
OPT IN
AUDIO
L
IN
IN
IN
OUT
R
DVD
VIDEO
OUT
DVD
VIDEO MONITOR
A
B
L
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO OUT
L
R
AUDIO OUT
OUTPUT
R
OUTPUT
Satellite tuner
VCR
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Digital component hookups
DVD player
VIDEO OUT
L
AUDIO OUT
R
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
D*
E*
B
ANTENNA
Hooking Up the Components
Connect the digital output jacks of your DVD player and satellite tuner (etc.) to the receiver’s digital
input jacks to bring the multi channel surround sound of a movie theater into your home. To fully
enjoy multi channel surround sound, five speakers (two front speakers, two surround speakers, and a
center speaker) and a sub woofer are required.
AUDIO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
U
OPT IN
COAX IN
IN
DIGITAL
OPT IN
L
IN
R
TV/SAT
SUB
WOOFER
AM
DVD
TV/SAT
D
VIDEO
IN
IN
IN
OUT
R
DVD
VIDEO
OUT
DVD
VIDEO MONITOR
A
L
OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
OUTPUT
R
OUTPUT
Satellite tuner (etc.)
* Connect to either the COAX IN or OPT IN jack. We recommend making connections to the COAX IN jack.
Notes
• The OPT IN and COAX IN jacks are compatible with 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 32 kHz sampling
frequencies.
• To playback the multi channel surround sound through this receiver, you may have to change the digital output
setting on the connected component. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the component.
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Other hookups
FRONT R
–
+
CENTER
–
+
FRONT L
–
+
SPEAKERS
IMPEDANCE USE 8–16Ω
AC power cord
+
–
SURR R
+
–
SURR L
b
To a wall outlet
Connecting the AC power
cord
Before connecting the AC power cord of this
receiver to a wall outlet, connect the speaker
system to the receiver (see page 11).
Connect the AC power cord(s) of your audio/
video components to a wall outlet.
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Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
Speaker system hookups
Before connecting speakers, be sure to turn off this unit.
Required cords
B Monaural audio cord (supplied)
The connector and the colour tube of the speaker
cords are the same colour as the speaker terminal
to be connected.
Black
Colour tube
(+)
–
+
(–)
Active sub woofer
Front speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
INPUT
E
b
A
B
e
E
e
A
SUB
WOOFER
DVD
IN
FRONT R
–
+
CENTER
–
+
FRONT L
–
+
SPEAKERS
VIDEO
IN
OUT
IMPEDANCE USE 8–16Ω
To a wall outlet (Switch
the power (POWER) to
off before connecting
the power cord.)
OUT
VIDEO MONITOR
+
–
SURR R
E
+
–
SURR L
A
A
A
e
Surround speaker
(R)
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A Speaker cords (supplied)
e
E
Center speaker
E
e
Surround speaker
(L)
Tip
Note
To prevent speaker vibration or movement while
listening, attach the supplied foot pads at the bottom
of the speakers.
Attach the colour labels onto the rear panel of the
speakers so that you can identify the speakers to be
connected.
continued
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Speaker system hookups (continued)
To avoid short-circuiting the
speakers
To change the speaker cord
Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage
the receiver. To prevent this, make sure to take
the following precautions when connecting the
speakers.
If you want to change the speaker cord, you can
detach the supplied speaker cord from the
connector.
1 Press the connector onto a flat surface.
Make sure that the catcher is at the bottom.
catcher
2 Pull the speaker cord from the
connector.
Make sure the stripped ends of each
speaker cord does not touch another
speaker terminal, the stripped end of
another speaker cord, or the metal parts of
the speaker.
Examples of poor conditions of the
speaker cord
Incorrect
3 Twist the stripped ends of the speaker
cord you want about 10 mm and insert
the speaker cord into the connector.
Make sure that the speaker cord is inserted
according to its polarity : + to + and – to –.
Otherwise the sound will be distorted and
will lack bass.
(+)
(–)
–
+
Correct
Stripped speaker cord is touching another
speaker terminal.
Incorrect
4 Remove the connector from the flat
surface.
Notes
• Connect the long speaker connecting cords to the
surround speaker terminals and the short speaker
connecting cords to the front and center speaker
terminals.
• To avoid the speaker cord from coming off the
speaker connector
– do not use a smaller-sized speaker cord. We
recommend that you use the AWG24 to AWG18
speaker cord size.
– use the same speaker cord size for all the speaker
connectors.
– twist the stripped ends of the speaker cords.
– insert the speaker cord securely to the back of the
speaker connector.
Correct
Stripped cords are touching each other
due to excessive removal of insulation.
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After connecting all the components,
speakers, and AC power cord, output
a test tone to check that all the
speakers are connected correctly.
For details on outputting a test tone,
see page 18.
To avoid damaging your
speakers
Make sure that you turn down the volume
before you turn off the receiver. When you turn
on the receiver, the volume remains at the level
you turn off the receiver.
Performing initial setup
operations
Once you have hooked up the speakers and
turned on the power, clear the receiver’s
memory. Then specify the speaker parameters
(size, position, etc.) and perform any other
initial setup operations necessary for your
system.
Before using your receiver for the first time, or
when you want to clear the receiver’s memory,
do the following.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2 Hold down ?/1 on the receiver for
5 seconds.
“INITIAL” appears in the display.
The following are reset to their factory
settings.
• All settings in the SET UP, LEVEL and
TONE menus.
• All sound field parameters.
• All preset stations.
• The sound fields memorized for each
INPUT SELECTOR and preset stations.
• The master volume is set to “VOL
MIN”.
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using your receiver for the first time,
adjust MAIN MENU parameters so that the
receiver correspond to your system. For the
adjustable parameters, see the table on page 43.
See pages 14–18 for speaker settings and pages
30–31 for other settings.
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
If no sound is heard from a speaker while
outputting a test tone or a test tone is output
from a speaker other than the one whose name
is currently displayed on the receiver, the
speaker may be short-circuited. If this happens,
check the speaker connection again.
Clearing the receiver’s
memory
Tip
To check the audio output during settings (to set up
while outputting the sound), check the connection
(see page 19).
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Multi channel surround
setup
For the best possible surround sound, all
speakers should be the same distance from the
listening position (A).
However, the receiver lets you to place the
center speaker up to 1.5 meters closer (B) and
the surround speakers up to 4.5 meters closer
(C) to the listening position.
The front speakers can be placed from 1.0 to
7.0 meters from the listening position (A).
You can place the surround speakers either
behind you or to the side, depending on the
shape of your room (etc.).
However, we recommend that you place the
surround speakers behind you.
When placing surround speakers to your side
(long room)
Sub woofer
B
A
A
For HT-SL55, HT-SL50 and HT-SL40, the
speaker size and the sub woofer selection has
been preset to “MICRO SP.” (Micro Satellite
Speaker) according to the supplied speaker
system.
When you select “MICRO SP.”, the speaker
size and sub woofer selection has been
configurated as follows:
Speaker
Settings
FRONT
SMALL
CENTER
SMALL
SURROUND
SMALL
SUB WOOFER
YES
You cannot change the configuration if you
select “MICRO SP.”.
If you change the speaker system, select
“NORM. SP.”. You can adjust the speaker size
and sub woofer selection when you select
“NORM. SP.” (page 17).
To select “NORM. SP.”, turn off the power.
Then, hold down MUTING on the receiver and
press ?/1 on the receiver to turn on the power.
(To reset to “MICRO SP.”, do the same
procedure).
45°
C
Normal Speaker and Micro
Satellite Speaker
C
90°
Tip
20°
When placing surround speakers behind you
(wide room)
The setting for Micro Satellite Speakers (MICRO
SP.) has been programmed to optimize the sound
balance. If you use Sony’s Micro Satellite Speakers,
select “MICRO SP.”.
Caution
Sub woofer
B
A
A
45°
C
C
90°
• When you use Micro Satellite Speakers and the
speaker size is set to “LARGE”, you may not obtain
the correct soundstage. The speaker may also be
damaged at high volume position.
• If you use normal speakers with low maximum
input rating, adjust the volume carefully to avoid
excessive output on the speakers.
20°
Note
Do not place the center speaker farther away from the
listening position than the front speakers.
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Specifying the speaker
parameters
1 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
the “ SET UP ”.
2 Press V or v to select the parameter
3 Press B or b to select the setting you
SL
SR
DIST. X.X m)
want.
Tip
The setting is entered automatically.
The receiver allows you to input the speaker position
in terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set
the center speaker further than the front speakers.
Also, the center speaker cannot be set more than
1.5 meters closer than the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set further
away from the listening position than the front
speakers. And they can be no more than 4.5 meters
closer.
This is because incorrect speaker placement is not
conducive to enjoy surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer
than the actual location of the speakers will cause a
delay in the output of the sound from that speaker. In
other words, the speaker will sound like it is further
away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance
1–2 m closer than the actual speaker position will
create a fairly realistic sensation of being “inside” the
screen. If you cannot obtain a satisfactory surround
effect because the surround speakers are too close,
setting the surround speaker distance closer (shorter)
than the actual distance will create a larger sound
stage.
Adjusting these parameter while listening to the
sound often results in much better surround sound.
Give it a try!
4 Repeat steps 2 to 3 until you have set
all of the parameters that follow.
Initial settings
Parameter
R
L
C
(
Set the distance from your listening position to
the surround speakers. Surround speaker
distance should be set from a distance equal to
the front speaker distance (A on page 14) to a
distance 4.5 meters closer to your listening
position (C on page 14).
Initial setting
DIST. X.X m
DIST. X.X m
3.0 m
3.0 m
SL
SR
DIST. X.X m
3.0 m
SL
SR
PL. XXXX
LOW
x Front speaker distance
(
L
R
DIST. X.X m)
Set the distance from your listening position to
the front speakers (A on page 14).
x Center speaker distance
(
C
DIST. X.X m)
Set the distance from your listening position
to the center speaker. Center speaker distance
should be set from a distance equal to the front
speaker distance (A on page 14) to a distance
1.5 meters closer to your listening position
(B on page 14).
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
you want to adjust.
x Surround speaker distance
continued
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Multi channel surround setup
(continued)
x Surround speaker placement
(
SL
SR
PL. XXXX)*
This parameter lets you specify the height of
your surround speakers for proper
implementation of the Digital Cinema Sound
surround modes. Refer to the illustration below.
• Select “PL. LOW” if the location of your
surround speakers corresponds to section A.
• Select “PL. HIGH” if the location of your
surround speakers corresponds to section B.
B
A
B
60
A
30
* These parameters are not available when
“Surround speaker size SL SR ” is set to “NO”.
Tip
The surround speaker placement parameter is
designed specifically for implementation of the
Digital Cinema Sound modes with virtual elements.
With the Digital Cinema Sound modes, speaker
placement is not as critical as other modes. All modes
with virtual elements were designed under the
premise that the surround speaker would be located
behind the listening position, but presentation remains
fairly consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing towards the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
sound fields with virtual elements will not be as
effective.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, like wall reflections.
Therefore, we recommend that you playback multi
channel surround encoded software and listen to the
effect each setting has on your listening environment.
Choose the setting that provides a good sense of
spaciousness and that best succeeds in forming a
cohesive space between the surround sound from the
surround speakers and the sound of the front
speakers. If you are not sure which sounds best, select
“PL. LOW” and then use the speaker distance
parameter and speaker level adjustments to obtain
proper balance.
Only when you use the speaker system
other than the supplied one, be sure to
set the following parameters.
For details on “NORM. SP.” (Normal Speaker), see
page 14.
x Sub woofer selection (
SW
S.W. XXX)
• If you connect a sub woofer, select “YES”.
• If you do not connect a sub woofer, select
“NO”. This activates the bass redirection
circuitry and outputs the LFE signals from other
speakers.
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R
x Front speaker size ( L
XXXXX)
• If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally select “LARGE”.
• When the front speakers are set to “SMALL”,
the center and surround speakers are also
automatically set to “SMALL” (unless
previously set to “NO”).
• When the sub woofer is set to “NO”, the front
speakers are automatically set to “LARGE” and
you cannot change the setting.
x Center speaker size (
XXXXX)
• If you connect a large speaker that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker to
“LARGE”.
C
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
center channel bass frequencies from the front
speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub woofer.*1
• If you do not connect a center speaker, select
“NO”. The sound of the center channel will be
output from the front speakers.*2
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
surround channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
• If you do not connect surround speakers, select
“NO”.*3
Tip
*1–*3 correspond to the following Dolby Pro Logic
modes
*1 NORMAL
*2 PHANTOM
*3 3 STEREO
Tip
Internally, the LARGE and SMALL settings for each
speaker determine whether or not the internal sound
processor will cut the bass signal from that channel.
When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass
redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass
frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE”
speakers.
However, since bass sounds have a certain amount of
directionality, it best not to cut them, if possible.
Therefore, even when using small speakers, you can
set them to “LARGE” if you want to output the bass
frequencies from that speaker. On the other hand, if
you are using a large speaker, but prefer not to have
bass frequencies output from that speaker, set it to
“SMALL”.
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set
all speakers to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass,
you can use the BASS parameter in the TONE menu
to boost the bass levels. To adjust the bass, see page
25.
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
front channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer.
x Surround speaker size ( SL SR XXXXX)
• If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the surround
speakers to “LARGE”.
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Multi channel surround setup
(continued)
Listening to the sub woofer
Adjusting the speaker level
POWER
Use the remote while seated in your listening
position to adjust the level of each speaker.
Note
The receiver incorporates a new test tone with a
frequency centered at 800 Hz for easier speaker level
adjustment.
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
2 Press TEST TONE.
“T. TONE” appears in the display and you
will hear the test tone from each speaker in
sequence.
Front (left) t Center t Front (right) t
Surround (right) t Surround (left) t
Sub woofer
3 Adjust the speaker level and balance
using the LEVEL menu so that the level
of the test tone sounds the same from
each speaker.
For details on the LEVEL menu, see page
24.
While adjusting, the test tone is output from
the speaker whose adjustment is performed.
LEVEL
MIN
POWER
MAX
POWER indicator
First, turn down the volume on the receiver.
The volume should be set to minimum before
you begin playing the program source.
1 Turn on the receiver and select the
program source.
2 Press POWER on the sub woofer.
The POWER indicator on the sub woofer
lights up in green.
3 Play the program source.
Adjusting the sound
Slight adjustments to the system can enhance
your sound enjoyment.
Adjusting the sub woofer
4 Press TEST TONE again to turn off the
test tone.
POWER
LEVEL
Tip
MIN
You can adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time. Press MASTER VOL +/– on the remote or turn
MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
Note
The adjusted value are shown in the display during
adjustment.
MAX
LEVEL
1 Rotate LEVEL to adjust the volume.
Set the volume level to best suit your
preference according to the program source.
Note
Do not turn the volume of the woofer to maximum.
Extraneous noise may be heard.
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Basic Operations
Checking the connections
After connecting all of your components to the
receiver, do the following to verify that the
connections were made correctly.
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
2 Turn on the component that you
connected (e.g., DVD player or VCR).
INPUT SELECTOR
Press INPUT SELECTOR repeatedly to select
the component you want to use.
To select
Display/light up
VCR
VIDEO
DVD player
DVD
Satellite tuner
TV/SAT
4 Start playing.
Built in tuner
TUNER
If you do not obtain normal sound output after
performing this procedure, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 37 and take the
appropriate measures to correct the problem.
After turning on the component you selected,
select the component and play the program
source.
DVD or VIDEO) to select the component
(program source).
Tip
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver
to select the component.
Basic Operations
3 Press the input selector button (e.g.,
Selecting the component
• After selecting VCR or DVD player, turn on the
TV and set the TV’s video input to match the
component you selected.
MUTING
Press MUTING to mute the sound. “MUTING”
appears on the display when the sound is
muted. To cancel muting, press it again or turn
up the volume.
The muting function is also canceled when you
turn the power off, or disconnect the power
cord.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home. You can also
customize the sound fields to obtain the sound
you want by changing the surround parameter.
To fully enjoy surround sound, you must
register the number and location of your
speakers. See “Multi channel surround setup”
starting from page 14 to set the speaker
parameters before enjoying surround sound.
Decoding the input audio
signal automatically
(Auto Format Direct)
Press A.F.D.
“A.F.D. AUTO” appears in the display.
This mode automatically detects the type of
audio signal being input (Dolby Digital, DTS,
or standard 2 channel stereo) and performs the
proper decoding if necessary. This mode
presents the sound as it was recorded/encoded,
without adding any effects (e.g. reverberation).
However, if there are no low frequency signals
(Dolby Digital LFE, etc.) it will generate a low
frequency signal for output to the sub woofer.
Enjoying stereo sound in
multi channel
(Dolby Pro Logic II)
This function lets you specify the type of
decoding for 2 channel audio sources.
This receiver can reproduce 2 channel sound in
5 channels through Dolby Pro Logic II; or 4
channels through Dolby Pro Logic.
Press ;PL/PLII repeatedly to select
“DOLBY PL”, “PLII MOV” or “PLII MUS”.
The selected mode appears in the display.
x DOLBY PL (Dolby Pro Logic)
Performs the Pro Logic decoding. Software
with multi channel surround audio signals is
played back according to the way it was
recorded. Software with 2 channel audio
signals is decoded with Dolby Pro Logic to
create surround effects (4 channels).
x PLII MOV (Pro Logic II Movie)
Performs the Pro Logic II movie mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for the movies
encoded in Dolby Surround. Besides, this mode
can reproduce the sound in 5.1 channel when
watching the videos of old movies or in the
dubbed language.
x PLII MUS (Pro Logic II Music)
Performs the Pro Logic II music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as CDs.
Tip
You can also use ;PLII on the receiver to select
“DOLBY PL”, “PLII MOV” or “PLII MUS”.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding
does not function for DTS format signals.
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Selecting a sound field
You can enjoy surround sound simply by
selecting one of the pre-programmed sound
fields according to the program you want to
listen to.
Using only the front speakers
(2 Channels Stereo)
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly to
select “2CH ST.”.
Notes
• No sound is output from the sub woofer when
“2CH ST.” is selected. To listen to 2 channel
(stereo) sources using the front left and right
speakers and a sub woofer, press A.F.D. to select
“A.F.D. AUTO”.
• When you select “Micro Satellite Speaker” (page
14), internal sound processor will automatically
redirect bass sound to subwoofer. If you want to
listen to two channel (stereo) sources under this
setting, we recommend that you choose “A.F.D.
AUTO” mode so that you can take advantage of
your sub woofer to obtain the correct bass signal.
In collaboration with Sony Pictures
Entertainment, Sony measured the sound
environment of their studios and integrated the
data of the measurement and Sony’s own DSP
(Digital Signal Processor) technology to
develop “Digital Cinema Sound”. In a home
theater, “Digital Cinema Sound” simulates an
ideal movie theater sound environment based
on the preference of the movie director.
x C.ST.EX A–C (Cinema Studio EX A–C)
DCS
• C.ST.EX A reproduces the sound
characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema
production studio. This is a standard mode,
great for watching most any type of movie.
• C.ST.EX B reproduces the sound characteristics
of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim
Novak Theater” cinema production studio. This
mode is ideal for watching science-fiction or
action movies with lots of sound effects.
• C.ST.EX C reproduces the sound characteristics
of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring
stage. This mode is ideal for watching musicals
or classic films where music is featured in the
soundtrack.
Selecting other sound fields
Enjoying Surround Sound
This mode outputs the sound from the front left
and right speakers only. Standard 2 channel
(stereo) sources completely bypass the sound
field processing. Multi channel surround
formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
About DCS (Digital Cinema Sound)
DCS
continued
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly to
select the sound field you want.
The current sound field is indicated in the
display. See pages 21–22 for information on
each sound field.
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Selecting a sound field (continued)
x HALL
Reproduces the acoustics of a rectangular
concert hall.
About Cinema Studio EX
Cinema Studio EX consists of the following
three elements.
x JAZZ (Jazz Club)
• Virtual Multi Dimension
x CONCERT (Live Concert)
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers
surrounding the listener from a single pair of
actual surround speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
In a movie theater, sound seems to come
from inside the image reflected on the movie
screen. This element creates the same
sensation in your listening room by shifting
the sound of the front speakers “into” the
screen.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the reverberations peculiar to a
movie theater.
Cinema Studio EX is the integrated mode
which operates these elements simultaneously.
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live
house.
To turn the surround effect off
Press A.F.D. to select “A.F.D. AUTO” or
press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly to select
“2CH ST.”.
Tips
• The receiver memorizes the last sound field selected
for each program source (Sound Field Link).
Whenever you select a program source, the sound
field that was last applied is automatically applied
again. For example, if you listen to DVD with
“HALL” as the sound field, change to a different
program source, then return to DVD, “HALL” will
be applied again.
• You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc. by looking at the logo on the package.
: Dolby Digital discs
–
: Dolby Surround encoded
–
programs
–
: DTS Digital Surround encoded programs
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Understanding the multi channel surround displays
1
2 3
DIGITAL DTS SW L
PRO LOGIC II
LFE SL
0
4
C
S
5
ST MEMORY
MONO D.RANGE
RDS OPT COAX
R
SR
9
8 76
6 D.RANGE: Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated. See page 24 to
adjust the dynamic range compression.
2 DTS: Lights up when DTS signals are input.
7 COAX: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
COAX terminal.
3 SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is
set to “YES” (page 16) and the audio signal is
output from the SUB WOOFER jacks.
4 Playback channel indicators: The letters
(L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being
played back.
The boxes around the letters vary to show
how the receiver downmixes the source sound
(based on the speakers settings). When using
sound fields like “C.ST.EX”, the receiver
adds reverberation based on the source sound.
L (Front Left), R (Front Right), C (Center
(monaural)), SL (Surround Left), SR
(Surround Right), S (Surround (monaural or
the surround components obtained by Pro
Logic processing))
Example:
Recording format (Front/Surround): 3/2
Output channel: Surround speakers absent
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
L
SL
C
8 OPT: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the OPT
terminal.
9 LFE: Lights up when the disc being played
back contains the LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) channel and when the sound of the
LFE channel signal is actually being
reproduced.
Enjoying Surround Sound
1 ; DIGITAL: Lights up when the receiver is
decoding signals recorded in the Dolby
Digital format.
0 ; PRO LOGIC II: “; PRO LOGIC”
lights up when the receiver applies Pro Logic
processing to 2 channel signals in order to
output the center and surround channel
signals. “; PRO LOGIC II” lights up when
Pro Logic II processing (“PLII MOV” or
“PLII MUS”) is applied (page 20). However,
both indicators do not light up if the center
and surround speakers are set to “NO”,
and “A.F.D. AUTO”, “DOLBY PL”,
“PLII MOV” or “PLII MUS” is selected.
Note
R
SR
5 Tuner indicators: Light up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See
pages 26–29 for tuner operations.
Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II
decoding does not function for DTS format
signals.
Note
“RDS” only appears for models of area code
CEL, CEK only.
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Customizing sound fields
By adjusting the surround parameters and the
tone characteristics of the front speakers, you
can customize the sound fields to suit your
particular listening situation.
Once you customize a sound field, the changes
are stored in the memory indefinitely. You can
change a customized sound field any time by
making new adjustments to the parameters.
See the tables on back page for the parameters
available in each sound field.
To get the most from multi
channel surround sound
Position your speakers and do the procedures
described in “Multi channel surround setup”
starting from page 14 before you customize a
sound field.
Adjusting the level
parameters
The LEVEL menu contains parameters that let
you adjust the balance and volumes of each
speaker. You can also customize various
aspects of current sound field. The setting are
applied to all sound field except for EFCT.
parameter. For EFCT. parameter, the settings
are stored individually for each sound field.
Initial settings
Parameter
L
R
Initial setting
BAL. L/R XX
BALANCE
CTR XXX dB
0 dB
SUR.L. XXX dB
0 dB
SUR.R. XXX dB
0 dB
S.W. XXX dB
D. RANGE
0 dB
COMP. XXX
OFF
EFCT. XXX
STD
Front balance (
L
R
BAL. L/R XX)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left
and right speakers.
Center level (CTR XXX dB)
Lets you adjust the level of the center speaker.
Surround left level
(SUR.L. XXX dB)
Lets you adjust the level of the surround left
speaker.
Surround right level
(SUR.R. XXX dB)
Lets you adjust the level of the surround right
speaker.
Sub woofer level (S.W. XXX dB)
Lets you adjust the level of the sub woofer.
1 Start playing a program source
encoded with multi channel surround
sound.
2 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“
LEVEL ”.
3 Press V or v to select the parameter
you want to adjust.
4 Press B or b to select the setting you
want.
The setting is entered automatically.
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Dynamic range compressor
( D. RANGE COMP. XXX)
Initial settings
Parameter
Initial setting
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the
sound track. This may be useful when you
want to watch movies at low volumes late at
night. We recommend using the “MAX”
setting.
BASS XX dB
0 dB
TREB. XX dB
0 dB
• To reproduce the sound track with no
compression, select “OFF”.
Lets you adjust the bass tone.
• To reproduce the sound track with the
dynamic range intended by the recording
engineer, select “STD”.
Treble (TREB. XX dB)
Lets you adjust the treble tone.
Note
When you use the Micro Satellite Speakers or other
small speakers, adjust LEVEL on the sub woofer
(page 18) to reinforce the bass.
Note
Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby
Digital sources only.
Resetting customized sound
fields to the factory settings
Effect level (EFCT. XXX)
1 If the power is on, press ?/1 to turn off
Lets you adjust the “presence” of the current
surround effect.
the power.
2 Hold down SOUND FIELD on the
receiver and press ?/1 on the receiver.
Adjusting the tone
parameters
“SF. CLR.” appears in the display and all
sound fields are reset at once.
Enjoying Surround Sound
• To reproduce a dramatic compression of the
dynamic range, select “MAX”.
Bass (BASS XX dB)
The TONE menu contains parameters that let
you adjust the tone of the front speakers for
optimum sound. The settings are applied to all
sound fields.
1 Start playing a program source
encoded with multi channel surround
sound.
2 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“
TONE ”.
3 Press V or v to select the parameter
you want to adjust.
4 Press B or b to select the setting you
want.
The setting is entered automatically.
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Receiving Broadcasts
Notes
Before receiving broadcasts, make sure you
have connected FM and AM antennas to the
receiver (see page 7).
Storing FM stations
automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)
• Do not press any button on the receiver or supplied
remote during autobetical operation.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure to
store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see
page 28.
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
Direct tuning
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and
FM RDS stations in alphabetical order without
redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the
stations with the clearest signals.
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by
one, see “Presetting radio stations” on page 27.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2 Hold down INPUT SELECTOR on the
receiver and press ?/1 on the receiver
to turn the receiver back on.
“AUTO-BETICAL SELECT” appears in
the display and the receiver scans and stores
all the FM and FM RDS stations in the
broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks for
stations broadcasting the same program,
then stores only the one with the clearest
signal. The selected RDS stations are sorted
alphabetically by their Program Service
name, then assigned a 2-character preset
code. For more details on RDS, see page 28.
Regular FM stations are assigned
2-character preset codes and stored after the
RDS station.
When done, “FINISH” appears in the
display momentarily and the receiver
returns to the normal operation.
You can enter a frequency of the station you
want directly by using the numeric buttons on
the supplied remote.
1 Press TUNER repeatedly to select the
FM or AM band.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press D.TUNING.
3 Press the numeric buttons to enter the
frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1350 kHz
1 b 3 b 5 b 0
If you cannot tune in a station and the
entered numbers flash
Make sure you’ve entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 and 3.
If the entered numbers still flash, the
frequency is not used in your area.
4 If you’ve tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to receive another
station.
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Tips
• If you do not remember the precise frequency, press
TUNING + or TUNING – after entering the value
close to the frequency you want. The receiver
automatically tunes in the station you want. If the
frequency seems to be higher than the entered value,
press TUNING +, and if the frequency seems to be
lower than the entered value, press TUNING –.
• If “STEREO” flashes in the display and the FM
stereo reception is poor, press FM MODE to change
to monaural (MONO). You will not be able to enjoy
the stereo effect, but the sound will be less distorted.
To return to stereo mode, press FM MODE again.
The tuning scale differs depending on the area code as
shown in the following table. For details on area
codes, see page 4.
FM
AM
CEL, CEK, SP
50 kHz
9 kHz
After you have tuned in stations using Direct
Tuning or Automatic Tuning, you can preset
them to the receiver. Then you can tune in any
of the stations directly by entering its
2-character preset code using the supplied
remote. Up to 30 FM or AM stations can be
preset. The receiver will also scan all the
stations that you have preset.
Before tuning to preset stations, be sure to
preset them by performing steps on “Presetting
radio stations”.
Presetting radio stations
1 Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Tune in the station that you want to
Automatic tuning
If you don’t know the frequency of the station
you want, you can let the receiver scan all
available stations in your area.
1 Press TUNER repeatedly to select the
FM or AM band.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
preset using Direct Tuning (page 26) or
Automatic Tuning (page 27).
3 Press MEMORY.
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a
few seconds.
Do steps 4 to 5 before “MEMORY” goes
out.
4 Press PRESET + or PRESET –
repeatedly to select a preset number.
Press TUNING + to scan from low to high;
press TUNING – to scan from high to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
Each time you press the button, the preset
station number changes in the
corresponding order and direction as
follows:
When the receiver reaches either end of
the band
nA1˜A2˜...˜A0˜B1˜B2˜...˜B0N
Scanning is repeated in the same direction.
3 To continue scanning, press TUNING +
or TUNING – again.
Receiving Broadcasts
Area code
Preset tuning
nC0˜...C2˜C1N
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
the preset station number, start again from
step 3.
continued
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Preset tuning (continued)
5 Press MEMORY again to store the
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
station.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you can
store the station, start again from step 3.
6 Repeat steps 2 to 5 to preset another
station.
To change a preset number to
another station
Do steps 1 to 5 to preset a new station to the
number.
Tuning to preset stations
You can tune the preset stations by either of the
following two ways.
Scanning the preset stations
1 Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press PRESET + or PRESET
–
repeatedly to select the preset station
you want.
Each time you press the button, the receiver
tunes in one preset station at a time, in the
corresponding order and direction as
follows:
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
This receiver also allows you to use RDS
(Radio Data System), which enables radio
stations to send additional information along
with the regular program signal.
Note that RDS is operable only for FM
stations.*
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM band
using direct tuning (page 26), automatic
tuning (page 27), or preset tuning
(page 27).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the RDS indicator lights up and the
program station name normally appears in the
display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal strength is weak.
nA1˜A2˜...˜A0˜B1˜B2˜...˜B0N
nC0˜...C2˜C1N
Using the preset codes
1 Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press SHIFT to select a memory page
(A, B, or C), then press the preset
number of the station you want using
the numeric buttons.
Tip
You can also use PRESET TUNING +/– on the
receiver to tune to preset stations.
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Displaying RDS information
Program type
indication
Description
While receiving an RDS station, press
DISPLAY.
SCIENCE
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
VARIED
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel games,
and comedy
Program Station name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in
24-hour system) t Sound field currently
applied t Volume
POP M
Popular music programs
ROCK M
Rock music programs
Easy Listening
LIGHT M
Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
a) Type of program being broadcast (page 29).
b) Text messages sent by the RDS station.
CLASSICS
Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
Notes
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more,
the message scrolls across the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS
service, “NO XXXX” (such as “NO TEXT”)
appears in the display.
Description of program types
Program type
indication
Description
WEATHER
Weather information
FINANCE
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN
Programs for children
SOCIAL
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION
Programs of religious content
PHONE IN
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
TRAVEL
Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located by
TP/TA
LEISURE
Programs on recreational activities
such as gardening, fishing,
cooking, etc.
NEWS
News programs
AFFAIRS
Topical programs that expand
on current news
INFO
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
SPORT
Sports programs
JAZZ
Jazz programs
EDUCATE
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
COUNTRY
Country music programs
NATION M
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
CULTURE
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
OLDIES
Programs featuring oldies music
FOLK M
Folk music programs
DOCUMENT
Investigative features
NONE
Any programs not defined above
Receiving Broadcasts
EASY M
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Other Operations
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off
automatically at a specified time.
After pressing ALT (page 35), press
SLEEP while the power is on.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
2-00-00 t 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00
t OFF
The display dim after you have specified the
time.
Tip
To check the remaining time before the receiver turns
off, press ALT, then press SLEEP. The remaining
time appears in the display.
Adjustments using the
SET UP menu
The SET UP menu allows you to make the
following adjustments.
1 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“
SET UP
”.
2 Press V or v to select the parameter
you want to adjust.
3 Press B or b to select the setting you
want.
The setting is entered automatically.
4 Repeat steps 2 to 3 until you have set
all of the parameters that follow.
Initial settings
Parameter
Initial setting
DVD-XXXX
AUTO
TV-XXXX
AUTO
DEC. XXXX
PCM (for DVD),
AUTO (for TV/SAT)
x Audio input mode for DVD function
(DVD-XXXX)
Lets you select the audio input mode for DVD
function.
• “AUTO” gives priority to digital signals when
there are both digital and analog connections. If
there are no digital signals, analog is selected.
• “OPT” specifies the digital audio signals input
to the DIGITAL DVD OPT IN jacks.
• “COAX” specifies the digital audio signals
input to the DIGITAL DVD COAX IN jacks.
• “ANLG” specifies the analog audio signals
input to the DVD IN (L/R) jacks.
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x Audio input mode for TV/SAT function
(TV-XXXX)
Lets you select the audio input mode for
TV/SAT function.
• “AUTO” gives priority to digital signals, when
there are both digital and analog connections. If
there are no digital signals, analog is selected.
• “OPT” specifies the digital audio signals input
to the DIGITAL TV/SAT OPT IN jacks.
• “ANLG” specifies the analog audio signals
input to the TV/SAT IN (L/R) jacks.
x Decode priority (DEC. XXXX)
Sets the appropriate decoding for incoming
digital signals.
Other Operations
• PCM priority mode (DEC. PCM)
Use to enjoy playback from audio CD
(PCM) and DVD. When used with media
other than CD or DVD, you may experience
noise. If this happens, switch to AUTO
mode.
• AUTO mode (DEC. AUTO)
Use to enjoy playback from audio CD
(PCM), DVD, DTS-CD and DTS-LD
sources. However, with audio CDs, you may
not be able to listen the very first moments
of each track.
Normally, use as-is with the initial settings
above.
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Operation using the Remote RM-U40
You can use the remote to operate the
components in your system.
Remote button description
Before you use your
remote
TV ?/1
?/1
AV ?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY SLEEP
VIDEO
Inserting batteries into the
remote
DVD
SAT
TV
AUX
TUNER
A.F.D.
AAC
BI-LING
SOUND
FM MODE D.TUNING FIELD
1
Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and –
properly oriented in the battery compartment.
When using the remote, point it at the remote
sensor on the receiver.
2
ANGLE
AUDIO
3
SUBTITLE
4
5
6
SWAP
TIME
8
9
MEMORY
.
SHIFT
>
0/10
>10/11
TUNING
ENTER/12
DISC
ALT
-
M
m
ANT
PRESET/
CH/D.SKIP
JUMP
7
CLEAR SEARCH MODE
X
H
x
MUTING
TOP MENU/
GUIDE
AV MENU
MASTER
VOL
F
G
ENTER
f
DISPLAY
TV VOL
g
O
RETURN/EXIT
TV/
MAIN
VIDEO
MENU
TV CH
Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for
about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates
the receiver, replace all batteries with new ones.
WIDE
TEST
TONE
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
The tables below show the settings of each
button.
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
?/1
Receiver
Turns the receiver on or
off.
SLEEP
Receiver
Activates the sleep
function and the duration
which the receiver turns
off automatically.
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Remote
Button
Operations
Function
Remote
Button
SOUND Receiver
FIELD +/–
Selects sound fields.
TEST
TONE
Receiver
Press to output test tone.
A.F.D.
Receiver
VIDEO
Receiver
To watch VCR.
DVD
Receiver
To watch DVD.
TV
Receiver
To watch TV programs.
SAT
Receiver
To watch satellite tuner.
TUNER
Receiver
To listen to radio
programs.
AUX
Receiver
To listen to an audio
equipment.
SHIFT
Receiver
Press repeatedly to select
a memory page for
presetting radio stations
or tuning to preset
stations.
D.TUNING Receiver
Tuner station direct keyin-mode.
TUNING
+/–
Scans radio stations.
Receiver
Stores the radio stations.
FM MODE Receiver
Selects FM monaural or
stereo reception.
MUTING Receiver
Mutes the sound from the
receiver.
V/v
Receiver
Select a menu item.
B/b
Receiver
Makes adjustment or
change the setting.
Function
Selects A.F.D. AUTO.
;PL/PLII Receiver
Selects DOLBY PL,
PLII MOV, and
PLII MUS.
AV ?/1
TV/VCR/
CD player/
DVD player
Turns the audio and
video components on or
off.
SYSTEM
STANDBY
(Press
AV ?/1
and ?/1
at the
same time)
Receiver/TV/
VCR/Satellite
tuner/
CD player/
DVD player
Turns off the receiver
and other Sony audio/
video components.
1–9 and
0/10
Receiver
Use with “SHIFT” button
to preset radio station or
tuning to preset stations
and with “D.TUNING”
for direct tuning.
CD player
Selects track numbers.
0/10 selects track 10.
TV/VCR/
Selects channel numbers.
Satellite tuner
MASTER Receiver
VOL +/–
Adjust the master volume
of the receiver.
>10/11
CD player
Selects track numbers
over 10.
MAIN
MENU
Selects menus.
AUDIO
TV/VCR/
DVD player
Changes the sound to
Multiplex, Bilingual or
Multi channel TV Sound.
Receiver
continued
Operations Using the Remote RM-U40
MEMORY Receiver
Operations
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Remote button description (continued)
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
TIME
CD player/
DVD player
Shows the time or
displays the playing time
of disc, etc.
Receiver
Scans and selects preset
stations.
PRESET/
CH/
D.SKIP +/– TV/VCR/
satellite tuner
CD player/
DVD player
Selects preset channels.
Skips discs (multi-disc
changer only).
ENTER/12 TV/VCR/
satellite tuner
After selecting a channel,
disc or track using the
numeric buttons, press to
enter the value.
DISC
Selects a disc directly
(multi-disc changer
only).
CD player
DISPLAY TV/VCR/
DVD player
ANT
VCR
Selects information
displayed on the TV
screen.
Selects output signal
from aerial terminal: TV
signal or VCR program.
./> VCR/
CD player/
DVD player
Skips tracks.
m/M CD player/
DVD player
Searches tracks
(forward or backward).
H
VCR
Fast forwards or rewinds.
VCR/
CD player/
DVD player
Starts play.
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
X
VCR/
CD player/
DVD player
Pauses play or record.
(Also starts recording
with components in
record standby.)
x
VCR/
CD player/
DVD player
Stops play.
AV MENU VCR/Satellite Displays menu.
tuner/
DVD player
V/v/B/b
VCR/Satellite Selects a menu item.
tuner/
Press to enter the
DVD player
selection.
ENTER
VCR/Satelite
tuner/
DVD player
RETURN O/ DVD player
EXIT
Satellite
tuner
Press to enter
the selection.
Returns to the previous
menu or exits the menu.
Exits the menu.
SUBTITLE DVD player
Changes the subtitles.
ANGLE
DVD player
To select viewing angle
or changes the angles.
CLEAR
DVD player
Press if you made a
mistake when you press
the number button or
press to return to the
continuous play etc.
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Remote
Button
Operations
Function
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
SEARCH DVD player
MODE
Select searching mode.
Press to select the unit for
search (track, index, etc.)
ALT
Remote
TOP MENU/ DVD player
Displays DVD title.
Change remote key
function to activate those
buttons with orange
printing.
GUIDE
Satellite tuner Displays guide menu.
TV ?/1
TV
Turns the TV on or off.
-/--
TV
Selects the channel entry
mode, either one or two
digit.
TV VOL
+/–
TV
Adjust the volume of the
TV.
Select preset TV
channels.
TV/
VIDEO
TV
Selects input signal: TV
input or video input.
WIDE
TV
Selects the wide picture
mode.
SWAP*
TV
Swaps the small and
large picture.
JUMP
TV
Toggles between the
previous and the current
channels.
Notes
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
example only. Therefore, depending on the
component the above operation may not be possible
or may operate differently than described.
• To activate the buttons with orange printing, press
ALT first before pressing the buttons.
• Press MAIN MENU on the remote before you use
the V/v/B/b buttons for receiver operation.
• Press TOP MENU/GUIDE or AV MENU on the
remote before you use the remote to control the
satelite tuner, VCR and DVD player.
• The AUX and AAC BI-LING functions are not
available for set operation.
Operations Using the Remote RM-U40
TV CH +/– TV
* Only for Sony TVs with the picture-in-picture
function.
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Changing the factory
setting of an input selector
button
If the factory settings of the input selector
buttons do not match your system components,
you can change them. For example, if you have
a CD player and you do not have a DVD
player, you can assign the DVD button to your
CD player.
To reset a button to its factory
setting
Repeat the above procedure.
To reset all the input selector
buttons to their factory setting
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
1 Hold down the input selector button
whose input source you want to
change (for example, DVD).
2 Press the corresponding button of the
component you want to assign to the
input selector button (for example,
1 – CD player).
The following buttons are assigned to select
the input source:
To operate
Press
CD player
1
VCR (command mode VTR 2*)
2
VCR (command mode VTR 3*)
3
DVD player
4
TV
5
DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver)
6
Tuner (this receiver)
7
DCS (Digital CS Tuner)
8
BSD (Digital BS Tuner)
9
Tuner (Component Tuner)
0/10
* Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or 3
setting. These correspond to 8mm and VHS
respectively.
Now you can use the DVD button to
control the CD player.
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Additional Information
If you encounter color irregularity on a nearby
TV screen
Precautions
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
On power sources
• Before operating the unit, check that the operating
voltage is identical with your local power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the receiver itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a long
time, be sure to disconnect the receiver from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord,
grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and prolong the
life of the receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet that
might block the ventilation holes and cause
malfunctions.
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax,
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn
off and unplug the receiver.
If color irregularity is observed...
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on again after
15 to 30 minutes.
If color irregularity is observed again...
Place the speaker further away from the TV set.
If howling occurs
Reposition the speakers or turn down the volume on
the receiver.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any question or problem concerning your
receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Also, see “Checking the connections”
on page 19 to verify that the connections are
correct.
There is no sound or only a very low-level/sound
no matter which component is selected.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely and correctly.
• Check that both the receiver and all components
are turned on.
• Check that the MASTER VOLUME control is
not set at “VOL MIN”.
• Press MUTING to cancel the muting function.
• The protective device on the receiver has been
activated because of a short circuit (“PROTECT”
flashes). Turn off the receiver, eliminate the
short-circuit problem and turn on the power
again.
Additional Information
Although the unit heats up during operation, this is
not a malfunction. If you continuously use this unit at
a large volume, the cabinet temperature of the top,
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid burning
yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
This speaker system is magnetically shielded to allow
it to be installed near a TV set. However, color
irregularities may still be observed on certain types of
TV sets.
continued
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Troubleshooting (continued)
There is no sound from a specific component.
• Check that the component is connected correctly
to the audio input jacks for that component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is
(are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component on the receiver.
There is no sound from one of the front
speakers.
• Check that the component is connected correctly
to the audio input jacks for that component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is
(are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component.
The multi channel surround effect of the Dolby
Digital or DTS is not obtained.
• Check that the DVD software, etc. is recorded in
Dolby Digital or DTS format.
• If you connect the DVD player, etc. to the digital
input jack on this system, check the audio setting
(for digital audio output) of the component.
• Check that the audio track is correctly selected
on the DVD player. (Check the audio setting of
the DVD menu.)
There is no sound or only a very low-level sound
is heard from the center or/and surround
speakers.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD +/–).
• Select a sound field containing the word
“C.ST.EX” (page 21).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 18).
• Make sure the center or/and surround speaker
size parameter is set to “SMALL” or “LARGE”
(page 17).
There is no sound from the active sub woofer.
• When you select NORM. SP., make sure the sub
woofer is set to “YES” (see page 14).
• Check that the sub woofer is connected correctly
and securely.
• There is no sound output from the SUB
WOOFER terminal depending on the sound field
(back page).
The FM reception is poor.
Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to
connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna as
shown below. If you connect the receiver to an
outdoor antenna, ground it against lightning. To
prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the ground
wire to a gas pipe.
Outdoor FM antenna
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust balance parameters in the LEVEL menu.
Receiver
ANTENNA
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
There is severe hum or noise.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
• Check that the connecting cords are away from a
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away
from a TV set or fluorescent light.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
U
AM
Ground wire
(not supplied)
To ground
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Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas are connected securely.
Adjust the antennas and connect an external
antenna if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too weak
(when tuning in with automatic tuning). Use
Direct tuning.
• No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the stations
(see page 27).
RDS does not work.*
• Make sure that you’re tuned to an FM RDS
station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
The RDS information that you want does not
appear.*
Contact the radio station and find out whether
they actually provide the service in question. If
so, the service may be temporarily out of order.
The surround effect cannot be obtained.
Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD +/–).
• Select the appropriate input selector on the
receiver.
• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
• The AUX and AAC BI-LING buttons on the
remote are not available.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on the
receiver.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between the
remote and the receiver.
• Replace both batteries in the remote with new
ones, if they are weak.
• Make sure you select the correct input selector
on the remote.
• If the remote is set to operate the TV only, use
the remote to select a source or component other
than TV before operating the receiver or other
component.
If you are unable to remedy the
problem using the troubleshooting
guide
Clearing the receiver’s memory may remedy
the problem (page 13). However, note that all
memorized settings will have to readjust all
settings on the receiver.
If the problem persist
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
* Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
Clearing the receiver’s memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 13
Customized sound fields
page 24
Additional Information
There is no picture or an unclear picture appears
on the TV screen or monitor.
The remote does not function.
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Inputs (Digital)
DVD (Coaxial)
Specifications
Sensitivity: –
Impedance: 75 ohms
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT
Models of area code CEL,CEK
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
25 W + 25 W2)
Reference Power Output2)
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
FRONT1): 35 W/ch
CENTER1): 35 W
SURR1): 35 W/ch
Models of other area code
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
20 W + 20 W2)
Reference Power Output2)
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
FRONT1): 30 W/ch
CENTER1): 30 W
SURR1): 30 W/ch
1) Depending on the sound field settings and the
source, there may be no sound output.
2) Measured under the following conditions:
Area code
Power requirements
SP, CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50 Hz
Frequency response
TV/SAT, DVD, VIDEO: 10 Hz – 50 kHz
+0.5/–3 dB (with sound
field and tone by passed)
Inputs (Analog)
TV/SAT, DVD, VIDEO: Sensitivity: 250 mV
Impedance: 50 kilohms
S/N3): 96 dB
(A, 250 mV4))
3) INPUT SHORT (with sound field and tone by
passed).
4) Weighted network, input level.
DVD, TV/SAT (Optical) Sensitivity: –
Impedance: –
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Outputs
SUB WOOFER
Voltage: 2 V
Impedance: 1 kilohms
Tone
Gain levels:
±6 dB, 1 dB step
Video section
Inputs
Video:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Outputs
Video:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
Antenna terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
Sensitivity
Mono:
Stereo:
18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/75 ohms
38.3 dBf, 22.5 µV/75
ohms
Usable sensitivity
11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono:
Stereo:
76 dB
70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono:
0.3%
Stereo:
0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 Hz – 15 kHz
+0.5/–2 dB
Selectivity
60 dB at 400 kHz
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AM tuner section
Speaker Section
Tuning range
Models of area code CEL, CEK, SP
With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1602 kHz
For HT-SL55 only
• SS-MSP55 for front and surround speakers
• SS-CNP55 for center speaker
For HT-SL50 and HT-SL40 only
• SS-MSP50 for front and surround speakers
• SS-CNP50 for center speaker
Antenna
Loop antenna
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Speaker system
Usable sensitivity
50 dB/m (at 999 kHz)
S/N
54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
Harmonic distortion
0.5% (50 mV/m, 400 Hz)
Selectivity
At 9 kHz: 35 dB
General
Power requirements
Area code
Power requirements
CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
SP
220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Power consumption
CEL, CEK
130 W
SP
105 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
0.3 W
Dimensions (w/h/d)
STR-KSL50:
STR-KSL40:
Mass (Approx.)
Speaker units
SS-MSP55
SS-CNP55
SS-MSP50/SS-CNP50
80 mm, cone type
55 mm, cone type
55 × 110 mm, cone type
Enclosure type
Bass reflex
Rated Impedance
8 ohms
Power handling capacity (Maximum input
power)
SS-MSP55/SS-CNP55
60 W
SS-MSP50/SS-CNP50
35 W
Sensitivity level
SS-MSP55/SS-CNP55
SS-MSP50/SS-CNP50
84 dB (1 W, 1 m)
86 dB (1 W, 1 m)
Frequency range
160 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Dimensions (w/h/d)
SS-MSP55
SS-MSP50
430 × 56 × 290 mm
430 × 56 × 288 mm
including projecting parts
and controls
4.5 kg
SS-CNP55
SS-CNP50
Mass
SS-MSP55
SS-MSP50
SS-CNP55
SS-CNP50
Approx. 105 × 153 × 128
mm
Approx. 76 × 162 × 106
mm
Approx. 200 × 79 × 131
mm
Approx. 280 × 82 × 106
mm
Approx. 1.2 kg
Approx. 0.8 kg
Approx. 0.8 kg
Approx. 1.0 kg
Additional Information
Area code
Full range, magnetically
shielded
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Specifications (continued)
Power consumption
SA-WMSP50
SA-WMSP40
Sub woofer
• SA-WMSP50 for HT-SL55 and HT-SL50 only
• SA-WMSP40 for HT-SL40 only
Speaker system
Active subwoofer,
magnetically shielded
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Speaker unit
Woofer: 20 cm cone type
Enclosure type
Acoustically Loaded Bass
Reflex
Continuous RMS power output
(6 ohms, 20 – 250 Hz)
SA-WMSP50
100 W
SA-WMSP40
75 W
Reproduction frequency range
28 Hz – 200 Hz
High frequency cut-off frequency
150 Hz
Input
LINE IN (input pin jack)
Power requirements
Area code
Power requirements
CEL, CEK, SP
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Mass
SA-WMSP50
SA-WMSP40
100 W
75 W
Approx. 270 × 325 ×
398 mm including front
panel
Approx. 10.0 kg
Approx. 9.0 kg
Supplied accessories
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote commander RM-U40 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Speakers
• Front speakers (2)
• Center speaker (1)
• Surround speakers (2)
• Sub woofer (1)
Speaker cords (long) (2)
Speaker cords (short) (3)
Speaker foot pads (20)
Sub woofer foot pads (4)
Coaxial digital cord (1)
Monaural audio cord (1)
Colour label for speakers (5)
For details on the area code of the component you
are using, see page 4.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Tables of settings using MAIN MENU button
You can make various settings using the MAIN MENU button and V/v/B/b button. The tables below
show each of the settings that these buttons can make.
Press MAIN MENU Press V or v to select
repeatedly to select
Press B or b to select
Page
<LEVEL>
L +8 to R +8 (1 steps)
24
L
R
BAL. L/R XX
CTR XXX dB
–10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
SUR.L. XXX dB
–10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
SUR.R. XXX dB
–10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
S.W. XXX dB
D. RANGE
<TONE>
<SET UP>
COMP. XXX
–10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
OFF, STD, MAX
EFCT. XXX
depends on the sound field
(MIN, STD, MAX)
BASS XX dB
–6 dB to +6 dB (1 dB steps)
TREB. XX dB
–6 dB to +6 dB (1 dB steps)
SW
L
C
(SUB WOOFER) S.W. XXX*
R
(CENTER) XXXXX*
SR
L
R
YES, NO
15
LARGE, SMALL
LARGE, SMALL, NO
(SURROUND) XXXXX*
LARGE, SMALL, NO
DIST. X.X m
between 1.0 meter to 7.0 meters
(0.1 meter steps)
DIST. X.X m
R DIST. and 1.5 meters
between L
(0.1 meter steps)
SL
SR
DIST. X.X m
R DIST. and 4.5 meters
between L
(0.1 meter steps)
SL
SR
PL. XXXX
LOW, HIGH
DVD-XXXX
AUTO, OPT, COAX, ANLG
TV-XXXX
AUTO, OPT, ANLG
DEC. XXXX
AUTO, PCM
30
Additional Information
SL
C
(FRONT) XXXXX*
25
* Only when you select “NORM. SP.”.
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Adjustable parameters for each sound field
The adjusted BASS and TREB. parameters are applied to all sound field.
<
TONE
>
BASS
TREB.
2CH ST.
z
z
A.F.D. AUTO
z
z
DOLBY PL
z
z
PLII MOV
z
z
PLII MUS
z
z
C.ST.EX A
z
z
C.ST.EX B
z
z
C.ST.EX C
z
z
HALL
z
z
JAZZ
z
z
CONCERT
z
z
PCM 96K1)
The adjusted LEVEL parameters are applied to all the sound fields except for EFCT. parameter.
For EFCT. parameter the settings are stored individually for each sound field.
<
LEVEL
FRONT
BAL
>
CENTER
LEVEL
SUR.L.
LEVEL
SUR.R.
LEVEL
S.W.
LEVEL
D.RANGE
COMP2)
EFCT.
LEVEL
2CH ST.
z
A.F.D. AUTO
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
DOLBY PL
z
z
z
z
z
z
PLII MOV
z
z
z
z
z
z
PLII MUS
z
z
z
z
z
z
C.ST.EX A
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
C.ST.EX B
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
C.ST.EX C
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
HALL
z
z
z
z
z3)
z
z
JAZZ
z
z
z
z
z3)
z
z
CONCERT
z
z
z
z
z3)
z
z
PCM 96K1)
z
1)
“PCM 96K” appears as a sound field only for the digital input signals. In this case, other sound fields are
unavailable.
These parameters may not operate depending on the source or adjustments. For details, see each item in
“Adjusting the level parameters” (page 24).
3)
When these sound fields are selected, there is no sound output from the sub woofer if the front speaker size is set
to “LARGE”. However, sound will be output from the sub woofer if the digital input signal contains LFE
signals.
2)
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