Yamaha RX-V490 Owner`s manual

RX-V490/390
Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA stereo receiver.
OWNER’S MANUAL
CAUTION
CONTENTS
Safety Instructions ................... 2
Features ................................... 4
Supplied Accessories .............. 4
Profile of This Unit .................... 5
Speaker Setup ......................... 6
Connections ............................. 7
Speaker Balance Adjustment ... 11
Basic Operations .................... 14
Tuning Operations .................. 17
Preset Tuning ...........................18
Using Digital Sound Field
Processor (DSP) .................... 21
Setting the SLEEP Timer ....... 26
Remote Control Transmitter ... 27
Notes About the Remote Control
Transmitter ...............................28
Troubleshooting ...................... 29
Specifications ......................... 30
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK), NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE, REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
IMPORTANT!
Please record the serial number of this
unit in the space below.
• Explanation of Graphical Symbols
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear
of the unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe
place for future reference.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read Instructions – All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged;
Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the unit;
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Heed Warnings – All warnings on the unit and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
C. The unit has been exposed to rain; or
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Follow Instructions – All operating and other instructions
should be followed.
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Water and Moisture – The unit should not be used near
water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, etc.
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or
or
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
E. The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet damaged.
Carts and Stands – The unit should be used only with a
cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.
6A A unit and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the unit and
cart combination to overturn.
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Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The unit
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
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Ventilation – The unit should be situated so that its
location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the unit should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface, that may block the
ventilation openings; or placed in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow
of air through the ventilation openings.
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Heat – The unit should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, stoves, or other appliances that
produce heat.
16 Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the unit
beyond those means described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
17 Power Lines – An outdoor antenna should be located
away from power lines.
18 Grounding or Polarization – Precautions should be taken
so that the grounding or polarization is not defeated.
19 Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna is
connected to this unit, be sure the antenna system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage
surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding
electrode.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING
MAST
10 Power Sources – The unit should be connected to a power
supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the unit.
GROUND
CLAMP
11 Power-Cord Protection – Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810–20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810–21)
GROUND CLAMPS
12 Cleaning – The unit should be cleaned only as
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
recommended by the manufacturer.
13 Nonuse Periods – The power cord of the unit should be
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
NEC – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long
period of time.
Note to CATV system installer:
14 Object and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall into and liquids are not spilled into the
inside of the unit.
15 Damage Requiring Service – The unit should be serviced
by qualified service personnel when:
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This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Caution: Read this before operating your unit
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To assure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
Install this unit in a cool, dry, clean place – away from
windows, heat sources, sources of excessive vibration,
dust, moisture and cold. Avoid sources of humming
(transformers, motors). To prevent fire or electrical
shock, do not expose the unit to rain or water.
Do not operate the unit upside-down. It may overheat,
possibly causing damage.
Never open the cabinet. If something drops into the set,
contact your dealer.
Do not use force on switches, controls or connection
wires. When moving the unit, first disconnect the power
plug and the wires connected to other equipment.
Never pull the wires themselves.
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Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents;
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
Always set the VOLUME control to “– ∞” before starting
the audio source play. Increase the volume gradually to
an appropriate level after the play back has been
started.
To prevent lightning damage, pull out the power cord
and remove the antenna cable during an electrical
storm.
Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section
regarding common operating errors before concluding
that the unit is faulty.
AC outlet
Do not connect audio equipment to the AC outlet on the
rear panel if that equipment requires more power than
the outlet is rated to provide.
FCC INFORMATION
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE : DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use the product.
2. IMPORTANT : When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high quality
shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product
MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions.
Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC
authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. NOTE : This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations,
Part 15 for Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with
these requirements provides a reasonable level of
assurance that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices.
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if
not installed and used according to the instructions
found in the users manual, may cause interference
harmful to the operation of other electronic devices.
Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this product
is found to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try
to eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the
antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead,
change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact the local retailer authorized to
distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics
Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA
90620.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the
sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or
distortion – and, most importantly, without
affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing
damage from loud sounds is often undetectable
until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic
Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics
Group recommend you to avoid prolonged
exposure from excessive volume levels.
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FEATURES
● 5 Speaker Configuration
RX-V490
Front: 70W + 70W (8Ω) RMS Output
Power, 0.04% THD, 20–20,000 Hz
Center: 70W (8Ω) RMS Output Power,
0.1% THD, 1 kHz
Rear: 15W + 15W (8Ω) RMS Output
Power, 0.7% THD, 1 kHz
RX-V390
Front: 60W + 60W (8Ω) RMS Output
Power, 0.04% THD, 20–20,000 Hz
Center: 60W (8Ω) RMS Output Power,
0.2% THD, 1 kHz
Rear: 15W (8Ω) RMS Output Power,
0.7% THD, 1 kHz
● Automatic Input Balance Control for
Dolby Surround
● Digital Sound Field Processor
RX-V490
4 Programs for Digital Sound Field
Processing
2 Programs for Dolby Surround Decoding
(DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY PRO
LOGIC ENHANCED)
RX-V390
2 Programs for Digital Sound Field
Processing
2 Programs for Dolby Surround Decoding
(DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY 3
STEREO)
● Video Signal Input/Output Capability
● Test Tone Generator for Easier Speaker
Balance Adjustment
● 3 Center Channel Modes
(NORMAL/WIDE/PHANTOM)
● 40-Station Random Access Preset Tuning
● Automatic Preset Tuning
● Preset Station Shifting Capability (Preset
Editing)
● IF Count Direct PLL Synthesizer Tuning
System
● SLEEP Timer
● Remote Control Capability
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
After unpacking, check that the following parts are contained.
Remote Control Transmitter
RX-V490
Batteries (size AA, R6, UM-3)
Indoor FM Antenna
RX-V390
AM Loop Antenna
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PROFILE OF THIS UNIT
You are the proud owner of a Yamaha stereo receiver – an extremely sophisticated audio component. The Digital Sound Field
Processor (DSP) built into this unit takes advantage of Yamaha’s undisputed leadership in the field of digital audio processing to
bring you a whole new world of listening experiences. Follow the instructions in this manual carefully when setting up your system,
and this unit will sonically transform your room into a totally new listening environment. In addition, you get incredible realism from
Dolby-encoded video sources using the built-in Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder.
Please read this operation manual carefully and store it in a safe place for later reference.
Digital Sound Field Processing
What is it that makes live music so good? Today’s advanced
sound reproduction technology lets you get extremely close to
the sound of a live performance, but chances are you’ll still
notice something missing: the acoustic environment of the live
concert hall. Extensive research into the exact nature of the
sonic reflections that create the ambience of a large hall has
made it possible for Yamaha engineers to bring you this same
sound in your own listening room, so you’ll feel all the sound of
a live concert.
Furthermore, our technicians, armed with sophisticated
measuring equipment, have even made it possible to capture
the acoustics of actual music venues to allow you to accurately
recreate live performance environments in your own home.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
The Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoder program lets you
experience the dramatic realism and impact of a Dolby
Surround movie theater sound in your own home. Dolby Pro
Logic gets its name from its professional-grade steering logic
circuitry, which provides greater effective front and rear
channel separation for a much higher degree of realism than
the “passive” Dolby Surround circuits found in less
sophisticated home audio/video equipment. Dolby Pro Logic
Surround provides a true center channel, so there are four
independent channels, unlike passive Dolby Surround which
has in effect only three channels: left, right, and rear. This
center channel allows listeners seated in even less-than-ideal
positions to hear the dialog originating from action on the
screen while getting a stereo effect as well.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround + DSP
In addition, this unit features a built-in automatic input balance
control. This circuit always presents you the best surround
conditions without performing manual adjustments.
RX-V490 only
You can also enjoy a combination of Dolby Pro Logic Surround
and DSP in the sound field program “
PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED”.
It recreates the surround effect of a movie theater, effectively
duplicating its multiple surround loudspeaker system,
completely surrounding the listener with the sounds of the
action taking place on the screen.
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SPEAKER SETUP
SPEAKERS TO BE USED
This unit is designed to provide the best sound-field quality with a 5 speaker configuration. The most effective speakers to use with
this unit are front speakers, rear speakers and a center speaker. You may omit the center speaker. (Refer to the “4-Speaker
Configuration” shown below.)
The front speakers are used for the main source sound plus the effect sounds. They will probably be the speakers from your
present stereo system. The rear speakers are used for the effect and surround sounds, and the center speaker is for the center
sounds (dialog etc.) within the Dolby Surround encoded programs. The center speaker needs to be equal in power to the front
speakers, although the rear speakers should not be equal. However, all the speakers should have high enough power handling to
accept the maximum output of this unit.
SPEAKER CONFIGURATION
5-Speaker Configuration
4-Speaker Configuration
This configuration is the most effective and recommended one.
In this configuration, the center speaker is necessary as well as
the rear speakers. If a Dolby Surround program is selected,
conversations will be output from the center speaker and the
ambience will be excellent.
● Set the center channel mode to the “NORMAL” or “WIDE”
position. (For details, refer to page 12.)
The center speaker is not used in this configuration. If a Dolby
Surround program is selected, the center sound is output from
the left and the right front speakers. However, the sound effect
of other programs can be the same as that of the 5-speaker
configuration.
● Be sure to set the center channel mode to the “PHANTOM”
position. (For details, refer to page 12.)
●
RX-V390 only
The program DOLBY 3 STEREO is useless in this
configuration.
Front L
Center
Front R
Front L
Dialogue
Dialogue
Surround sound
*
Surround sound
Rear L
Rear R
Rear L
Front R
Rear R
RX-V390 only
As this unit is equipped with a monaural amplifier for the rear channel, you may use one rear speaker only instead of using two
rear speakers.
However, the use of two rear speakers is recommended when there are more than one listener in the listening room.
When using one rear speaker, place it right behind your listening position.
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
The recommended speaker configuration, the 5-speaker configuration, will require two speaker pairs: front speakers (your normal
stereo speakers), and rear speakers, plus a center speaker. When you place these speakers, refer to the following.
Front:
In normal position. (The position of your present
stereo speaker system.)
Rear: Behind your listening position, facing slightly inward.
Nearly six feet (approx. 1.8 m) up from the floor.
Center: Precisely between the front speakers. (To avoid
interference with TV sets, use a magnetically shielded
speaker.)
Front R
Center
Front L
TV set
Rear R
Rear L
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CONNECTIONS
●
●
Before attempting to make any connections to or from this unit, be sure to first switch OFF the power to this unit and to any other
components to which connections are being made.
When making connections between this unit and other components, be sure all connections are made correctly, that is to say L
(left) to L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”. Also, refer to the owner’s manual for each component to be connected to this
unit.
Turntable
LD player,
TV tuner, etc.
Monitor TV
Front speakers A
Left
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
GND
OUTPUT
Right
(U.S.A. model)
GND
VIDEO
SIGNAL
LD/TV
FM 75Ω
ANT UNBAL
IN
VCR
GND
OUT
SPEAKERS
FRONT
AM
ANT
AC OUTLETS
SWITCHED
MONITOR
OUT
A
A
B
PHONO
CD
LD/TV
AUDIO SIGNAL
TAPE
TAPE
REC
PB
OUT
IN
B
A OR B:6ΩMIN./SPEAKER
A
B:l2ΩMIN./SPEAKER
VCR
120V 60Hz
100W MAX. TOTAL
OUT
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT
LINE IN
LINE OUT
OUTPUT
To AC outlet
Right
CD player
Tape deck
Video cassette recorder
Left
Front speakers B
: Refer to “ABOUT THE ACCESSORY TERMINALS” on page 9.
Note on front speaker connection:
One or two speaker systems can be connected to this unit. If you connect only one speaker system, connect it to either the
SPEAKERS A or B terminals..
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Center and rear speakers
Connect the respective speakers to this unit as figured below.
Rear speakers
RX-V490
L
RX-V390
R
Rear speakers
R
L
REAR
REAR
CENTER
Center speaker
CENTER
REAR
Center speaker
REAR
Only one rear speaker can also be used in place of two rear
speakers.
For connecting one rear speaker, follow the method shown
below.
Rear speaker
REAR
CENTER
REAR
REAR SINGLE
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For connecting speakers
Connect the SPEAKERS terminals to your speakers with wire
of the proper gauge, cut as short as possible. If the
connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the
speakers. Make sure that the polarity of the speaker wires is
correct, that is, + and – markings are observed. If these wires
are reversed, the sound will be unnatural and will lack bass.
Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other and do
not let them touch the metal parts of this unit as this could
damage this unit and/or speakers.
RX-V390 only
For connecting to the REAR and CENTER SPEAKERS
terminals
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
➀ Press the tab.
➁ Insert the bare wire.
Note
Use speakers with the specified impedance shown on the rear
of this unit.
➁
➀
➂
How to Connect:
[Remove approx. 5mm
(1/4”) insulation from
the speaker wires.]
➂ Release the tab and
secure the wire.
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
➀ Press and open the tab.
➁ Insert the bare wire.
➁
➂
➀
[Remove approx. 5mm
(1/4”) insulation from
the speaker wires.]
➂ Press the tab back to
the original position and
secure the wire.
ABOUT THE ACCESSORY TERMINALS
AC OUTLET(S) (SWITCHED)
GND terminal (For turntable use)
(U.S.A., Canada and General models)
.......................................................... 2 SWITCHED OUTLETS
(Australia model) ................................. 1 SWITCHED OUTLET
Use these to connect the power cords from your components
to this unit.
The power to the SWITCHED outlets is controlled by this unit’s
POWER switch or the provided remote control transmitter’s
POWER key. These outlets will supply power to any
component whenever this unit is turned on.
The maximum power (total power consumption of
components) that can be connected to the SWITCHED AC
OUTLET(S) is 100 watts.
Connecting the ground wire of the turntable to the GND
terminal will normally minimize hum, but in some cases better
results may be obtained with the ground wire disconnected.
Use one of the two GND terminals on the rear of this unit for
the connection.
Turntable
FM 75Ω
ANT UNBAL
GND
or
GND
AM
ANT
Loosen
Tighten
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ANTENNA CONNECTIONS
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●
Each antenna should be connected to the designated terminals correctly, referring to the following diagram.
Both AM and FM indoor antennas are included with this unit. In general, these antennas will probably provide sufficient signal
strength. Nevertheless, a properly installed outdoor antenna will give clearer reception than an indoor one. If you experience
poor reception quality, an outdoor antenna may result in improvement.
Outdoor FM antenna
Outdoor AM antenna
Indoor FM
antenna
(included)
AM loop
antenna
(included)
FM
ANT
300-ohm
feeder
75-ohm
coaxial cable
75Ω
UNBAL.
GND
AM
ANT
75-ohm/300-ohm
antenna adapter
Ground
Connecting the AM loop antenna
1
2
➀
➂
➁
3
Orient so that the best
reception is obtained.
* The AM loop antenna should be placed apart from the main unit. The antenna may be hung on a wall.
* The AM loop antenna should be kept connected, even if an outdoor AM antenna is connected to this unit.
GND terminal
For maximum safety and minimum interference, connect the
GND terminal to a good earth ground. A good earth ground is
a metal stake driven into moist earth.
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Notes
● When connecting the indoor
FM antenna, insert its
connector into the FM ANT
terminal firmly.
● If you need an outdoor
FM antenna to improve
FM reception quality, either
300-ohm feeder or coaxial cable may be used. In locations
troubled by electrical interference, coaxial cable is
preferable.
SPEAKER BALANCE ADJUSTMENT
This procedure lets you adjust the sound output level balance between the front, center, and rear speakers using the built-in test
tone generator. With this adjustment, the sound output level heard at the listening position will be the same from each speaker.
This is important for the best performance of the digital sound field processor.
RX-V490
RX-V390
6 5 1
4
REC/PAUSE
STOP
CENTER
MODE
PRO LOGIC
+
MONO MOVIE
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
DECK A/B
ENHANCED
VCR MON
REC/PAUSE
STOP
CNCT VIDEO
CENTER
MODE
PRO LOGIC
+
HALL
ROCK
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
— VOLUME +
SUR.
ROCK
HALL
6
— VOLUME +
—
DECK A/B
VCR MON
3 STEREO
6
SUR.
—
3
2
1
4
Turn the power on.
POWER
5
Set to the “ ∞ ” position.
2
Turn the DSP on, so that a program name appears on
the display.
Select the front speakers to be used.
EFFECT
SPEAKERS
A
B
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
6
* If you use two front speaker systems, press both the A
and B switches.
3
Select
PRO LOGIC, so that the corresponding
name is illuminated on the display.
PROGRAM
T
BASS
l
0
TREBLE
l
2
l
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
0
BALANCE
l
2
l
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
0
PRO LOGIC
l
2
2
3
3
4
4
L 5
5 R
Set to the “0” position.
CONTINUED
11
RX-V390
RX-V490
8
9
REC/PAUSE
7
STOP
DECK A/B
CENTER
MODE
PRO LOGIC
+
MONO MOVIE
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
ENHANCED
VCR MON
REC/PAUSE
STOP
CNCT VIDEO
CENTER
MODE
PRO LOGIC
+
HALL
ROCK
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
— VOLUME +
7
SUR.
ROCK
HALL
— VOLUME +
9
—
7
Select the center channel output mode according to your
speaker configuration.
(Refer to “SPEAKER CONFIGURATION” on page 6.)
DECK A/B
VCR MON
3 STEREO
SUR.
—
9
8
TEST
TEST
CENTER
MODE
Flashes continuously.
NORMAL
WIDE
9
Turn up the volume.
PHANTOM
On the feature of each mode, refer to the “Note” shown
below.
Note
In step 7, when you select the center channel output mode,
note the following.
For 5 speaker configuration)
NORMAL: Select this mode when you use a center speaker
that is smaller than the front speakers. In this
mode, the bass tone will be output from the front
speakers.
WIDE:
Select this mode when you use the center speaker
approximately same sized as the front speakers.
You will hear a test tone (like pink noise) from the left front
speaker, then the center speaker, then the right front
speaker, and then the rear speakers, for about two
seconds each. The display changes as shown below.
RX-V390
RX-V490
Front (L)
Center
For 4 speaker configuration)
PHANTOM: Select this mode when you do not use the center
speaker. The center sound will be output from the
left and right front speakers.
*
RX-V390 only
Rear
(L and R)
Front (R)
(L and R)
When the DOLBY 3 STEREO program is used, the
PHANTOM mode cannot be selected.
* The test tone from the left rear speaker and the right rear
speaker will be heard at the same time.
12
11
13
10 12
10
Adjust the BALANCE control so that the effect sound
output level of the left front speaker and the right front
speaker are the same.
0
2
3
3
4
4
L 5
5 R
Adjust the sound output level of the center speaker to
be at the same level as that of the front speakers with
the CENTER LEVEL control.
CENTER
LEVEL
0
12
TEST
l
2
11
Cancel the test tone.
“TEST” stops flashing
and disappears.
BALANCE
l
13
l0
Notes
● Once you have completed these adjustments, you can
adjust whole sound level on your audio system by using
the VOLUME control (or the VOLUME keys on the remote
control transmitter).
● If you use external power amplifiers, their volume controls
may also be adjusted to achieve proper balance.
● In step 11, if the center channel mode is in the
“PHANTOM” position, the sound output level of the center
speaker cannot be adjusted. This is because in this mode,
the center sound is automatically output from the left and
right front speakers.
Adjust the sound output level of the rear speakers to
be at the same level as that of the front speakers with
the REAR LEVEL control.
REAR
LEVEL
0
l0
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BASIC OPERATIONS
1, 6
3
2
4
7
7
TO PLAY A SOURCE
1
5
Play the source. (For detailed information on the
tuning operation, refer to page 17.)
6
Set to the “ ∞ ” position.
2
3
Adjust to the desired output level.
Turn the power on.
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POWER
Select the desired input source by using the input
selector buttons.
(For video sources, turn the TV/monitor ON.)
TAPE
MONITOR
TUNER
COPY
CD
PHONO
VCR
MONITOR
LD/TV
* The name of the selected input source will appear in
the display.
4
Select the front speakers to be used.
SPEAKERS
A
B
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
If desired, adjust the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE
controls, etc. (refer to page 16) and use the digital
sound field processor. (Refer to page 23.)
Notes on using the input selector buttons
Note that pressing on each input selector button selects
the source which is connected to the corresponding input
terminals on the rear panel.
● The selection of TAPE MONITOR or VCR MONITOR
cannot be canceled by pressing another input selector
button. To cancel it, press it again.
● In step 3, if two or more program sources are selected at
the same time, be sure to remember the priority order of
the input sources.
Priority order of sources: 1) TAPE MONITOR, 2) VCR
MONITOR, 3) LD/TV, TUNER, CD or PHONO.
* If you select LD/TV, TUNER, CD or PHONO, be sure
that neither TAPE MONITOR nor VCR MONITOR have
been selected.
* If you select TAPE MONITOR and VCR MONITOR and
another input selector button at the same time, the
playback result will be the video image from the VCR
and the sound from the audio tape.
* If you select both LD/TV and TAPE MONITOR at the
same time, the playback result will be the video image
from the LD player and the sound from the audio tape.
* Once you play the LD player, its video image will not be
interrupted even if other input selector buttons except
VCR MONITOR are selected.
●
* If you use two front speaker systems, press both the A and
B switches.
To turn off the power
Press the POWER switch again.
14
1, 4
2
TO RECORD A SOURCE TO TAPE (OR DUB FROM TAPE TO TAPE)
1
Notes
To dub from tape to tape, only the following method of
dubbing can be performed.
Select the source to be recorded.
TAPE
MONITOR
TUNER
●
CD
PHONO
VCR
MONITOR
LD/TV
RECORDER
SOURCE
COPY
* To dub from tape to tape, refer to the “Notes” shown at
right.
* When you select LD/TV, TUNER, CD or PHONO, make
sure that neither TAPE MONITOR nor VCR MONITOR is
also selected.
2
3
4
VCR (or tape deck)
connected to the VCR
terminals.
●
→
Tape deck connected to
the TAPE terminals.
The DSP, VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE and BALANCE
control settings have no effect on the material being
recorded.
Play the source and then turn the VOLUME control
up to confirm the input source. (For detailed information
on the tuning operations, refer to the page 17.)
Set the tape deck or VCR to the recording mode.
To monitor the audio and/or video signals being
recorded, press the input selector button for the tape
deck or VCR used to make the recording.
TAPE
MONITOR
TUNER
COPY
CD
PHONO
VCR
MONITOR
LD/TV
15
Selecting the SPEAKER system
Because one or two speaker systems (as front speakers) can
be connected to this unit, the SPEAKERS switches allow you
to select speaker system A or B, or both at once.
Adjusting the BASS and TREBLE
controls
BASS
l
0
TREBLE
l
2
SPEAKERS
A
B
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
3
l
2
3
4
5
0
2
3
4
BASS
l
2
3
4
5
4
5
5
: Turn this clockwise to increase (or counterclockwise to decrease) the low frequency
response.
Adjusting the BALANCE control
Adjust the balance of the output volume to the left and right
speakers to compensate for sound imbalance caused by
speaker location or listening room conditions.
BALANCE
l
0
l
2
2
3
TREBLE : Turn this clockwise to increase (or counterclockwise to decrease) the high frequency
response.
Note
These controls are effective only for the sound from the front
speakers.
3
4
4
L 5
5 R
Note
This control is effective only for the sound from the front
speakers.
When you listen with headphones
Connect the headphones to the PHONES jack. You can listen
to the sound to be output from the front speakers through
headphones.
When listening with headphones privately, set both the
SPEAKERS A and B switches to the OFF position and switch
off the digital sound field processor (so that no DSP program
name is illuminated on the display) by pressing the EFFECT
switch.
16
PHONES
TUNING OPERATIONS
Normally, if station signals are strong and there is no interference, quick automatic-search tuning (AUTOMATIC TUNING) is
possible. However, if signals of the station you want to select are weak, you must tune to it manually (MANUAL TUNING).
2
1 3
AUTOMATIC TUNING
1
MANUAL TUNING
Select the reception band (FM or AM) while watching
the display.
1
FM/AM
FM/AM
or
FM
2
Select the reception band (FM or AM) while watching
the display.
AM
FM
2
TUNING
MODE
“AUTO TUNING”
goes off.
AUTO/MAN’L MONO
3
DOWN
TUNING
3
UP
Tune to a desired station manually.
DOWN
To tune to a higher frequency, press the right side once.
To tune to a lower frequency, press the left side once.
* If the station where tuning search stops is not the desired
one, press again.
* If the tuning search does not stop at the desired station
(because the signals of the station are weak), change to
the MANUAL TUNING method.
AM
TUNING
MODE
AUTO TUNING
AUTO/MAN’L MONO
or
TUNING
UP
* To continue tuning search, press and hold the button.
Note
If you tune to an FM station manually, it is received in
monaural mode automatically to increase the signal quality.
Display information
RX-V490
➀
➀
➁
➁
PRESET
STEREO
MHz
FM
0
DELAY
20 40 60
➂
Displays the band and frequency of the received station.
Lights up when an FM stereo broadcast is received in
stereo.
Indicates the signal level of the received station.
l00
CONCERT MONO
VIDEO MOVIE C
➂
RX-V390
➁
➀
STEREO
PRESET
FM
MHz
0
20
l00
➂
REAR
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PRESET TUNING
MANUAL PRESET TUNING
This unit can store station frequencies (selected by tuning operation) by using the preset station buttons. With this function, you can
select any desired station by only pressing the corresponding preset station button. Up to 40 stations (8 stations x 5 pages) can be
stored.
2, 1 4, 2 (Preset station buttons)
3
To recall a preset station
To store stations
1
Tune to a desired station.
(Refer to the previous page for tuning procedure.)
1
Select the page of preset station buttons.
A/B/C/D/E
2
PRESET
Select a desired page (A – E) of preset station buttons
while watching the display.
A/B/C/D/E
PRESET
2
Select the desired preset station button.
l
2
3
PRESET STATIONS
4
5
6
7
8
3
MEMORY
MEMORY
MAN’L/AUTO FM
Flashes on and off
for about 5 seconds.
4
PRESET
Press a preset station button before “MEMORY”
goes off from the display.
l
2
PRESET STATIONS
4
5
3
6
7
8
Notes
● A new setting can be programmed in place of the former
one.
● For presets, the setting of the reception mode (stereo or
monaural) is stored along with the station frequency.
RX-V490
PRESET
STEREO
FM
MHz
0
DELA
20 40 60
l00
AUTO TUNING
CON
VI
Shows the displayed station has been
programmed to A1.
RX-V390
PRESET
STEREO
FM
MHz
0 20
l00
AUTO TUNING
*
*
18
In the same way, program other stations to A2, A3 ... A8.
You can program more stations to the preset station
buttons on other pages in the same way by selecting
other pages in step 2.
Memory back-up
The memory back-up circuit prevents the programmed data
from being lost even if the POWER switch is set off or the
power plug is disconnected from the AC outlet or the power is
cut due to temporary power failure. If, however, the power is
cut for more than one week, the memory may be erased. If
so, it can be re-programmed by simply following the PRESET
TUNING steps.
AUTOMATIC PRESET TUNING
You can also make use of an automatic preset tuning function for FM stations only. By this function, this unit performs automatic
tuning and stores FM stations with strong signals sequentially. Up to 40 stations are stored automatically in the same way as in the
manual preset tuning method on page 18.
2
13
To store stations
1
When the automatic preset tuning is finished
The display shows the frequency of the last preset station.
Check the contents and the number of preset stations by
following the procedure of the section “To recall a preset
station” on page 18.
FM/AM
FM
To recall a preset station
2
Simply follow the procedure of the section “To recall a preset
station” on page 18.
MEMORY
MAN’L/AUTO FM
Press and hold for
about 3 seconds.
3
DOWN
AUTO TUNING
MEMORY
Flashes.
TUNING
UP
Notes
● You can replace a preset station by another FM or AM
station manually by simply following the procedure of the
section “To store stations” on page 18.
● If the number of received stations is not enough to be stored
up o E8, the search is finished automatically after searching
through all frequencies.
● With this function, only FM stations with sufficient signal
strength are stored automatically. If the station you want to
program is weak in signal strength, tune to it in monaural
manually and program it by following the procedure of the
section “To store stations” on page 18.
To tune to higher frequencies, press right side once.
To tune to lower frequencies, press left side once.
* If the TUNING button is not pressed, in a while, the
automatic preset tuning begins automatically toward higher
frequencies.
The automatic preset tuning begins from the frequency
currently displayed. Received stations are programmed to
A1, A2 ... A8 sequentially.
* If more than 8 stations are received, they are also
programmed to the preset station numbers on other pages
(B, C, D and E) in that order.
If you want to store the first station received by the
automatic preset tuning to a desired preset station
number.
If, for example, you want to store the first received station to
C5, select “C5” by using the A/B/C/D/E button and the preset
station buttons after pressing the MEMORY button in step 2.
Then press the TUNING button. The first received station is
stored to C5, and next stations to C6, C7 ... sequentially.
If stations are stored up to E8, the automatic preset tuning is
finished automatically.
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EXCHANGING PRESET STATIONS
You can exchange the places of two preset stations with each other as shown below.
2, 4
Example)
If you want to shift the preset station on E1 to A5, and vice
versa.
1
2
Recall the preset station on E1 (by following the method
of “To recall a preset station” on page 18).
4
EDIT
EDIT
MEMORY
Flashes
RX-V490
3
RX-V390
Next, recall the preset station on A5 by following the
same method with step 1.
MEMORY
Shows the exchange of stations is completed.
Flashes
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USING DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PROCESSOR (DSP)
This unit incorporates a sophisticated, multi-program digital sound field processor, which allows you to expand and shape the audio
sound field from both the audio and video sources, for a theater-like experience in the listening/viewing room.
RX-V490
This digital sound field processor has 6 programs; 4 programs for digital sound field processing and 2 programs for the Dolby Pro
Logic Surround sound system (DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY PRO LOGIC ENHANCED). You can create an excellent audio
sound field by selecting the suitable program and adding desired adjustments. In addition, when the DOLBY PRO LOGIC or
DOLBY PRO LOGIC ENHANCED program is selected, the built-in automatic input balance control functions. This presents you the
best surround condition without manual adjustment.
RX-V390
This digital sound field processor has 4 programs; 2 programs for digital sound field processing and 2 programs for the Dolby Pro
Logic Surround sound system (DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY 3 STEREO). You can create an excellent audio sound field by
selecting the suitable program and adding desired adjustments. In addition, when the DOLBY PRO LOGIC or DOLBY 3 STEREO
program is selected, the built-in automatic input balance control functions. This presents you the best surround condition without
manual adjustment.
Front Panel
TAPE
MONITOR
TUNER
COPY
1
CD
PHONO
VCR
MONITOR
LD/TV
PROGRAM PROCESSOR
2
DOWN
PRESET STATIONS
4
5
3
TUNING
0
PROGRAM
8
TREBLE
l
l
2
2
3
0
TEST
EFFECT
CENTER
LEVEL
REAR
LEVEL
2
5
3
4
5
2
3
4
l
3
4
5
0
2
3
4
5
l
2
3
4
BALANCE
l
2
3
4
5
7
UP
BASS
l
6
4
L 5
0
l0
0
l0
5 R
Remote Control Transmitter
POWER
SLEEP
PLAY
PHONO
4
1 Displays your selection on the DSP or
other information.
RX-V490
PAUSE/STOP
SKIP
CD
PRO LOGIC
DISC SKIP
— PRESET
+
A/B/C/D/E
MONO MOVIE
PLAY
TAPE MON
REC/PAUSE
STOP
VCR MON
DECK A/B
RX-V390
PRO LOGIC
6
7
PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED
CNCT VIDEO
MONO MOVIE
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
—
ROCK
3 STEREO
SUR.
HALL
SUR.
+
ROCK
LD/TV
DIR B
CNCT VIDEO
SUR.
TUNER
DIR A
CENTER
MODE
ENHANCED
HALL
— VOLUME +
2
ROCK
HALL
2 EFFECT
Switches on/off the digital sound field
processor (DSP).
3 TEST
Used for speaker balance adjustment.
(For details, refer to page 11, 12 and 13.)
4 Select a digital sound field program.
5 CENTER LEVEL –/+
REAR LEVEL –/+
Adjust sound output level at each
speaker.
(For details, refer to page 24.)
6 CENTER MODE
Selects the center channel output mode.
(For details, refer to page 12.)
7 DELAY TIME –/+
Adjust the delay time. (For details, refer to
page 25.)
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Description of Each Sound Field Program
The following list gives brief descriptions of the sound fields produced by each of the DSP programs. Keep in mind that some of
these are precise digital recreations of actual acoustic environments. The data for them was recorded at actual places using
sophisticated sound field measurement equipment.
Note
The channel level balance between the left rear effect speaker and the right rear effect speaker may vary depending on the
sound field you are listening to. This is due to the fact that some of these sound field recreations are actual acoustic
environments.
RX-V390 only
RX-V490 only
PROGRAM
FEATURE
PRO LOGIC
This program is effective for playback of sources encoded with Dolby Surround.
Compared to the conventional 3-channel surround-sound system, the true center channel is added, thus even
further expanding the width of the surround-sound effect.
PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED
This program is effective for playback of sources encoded with Dolby Surround.
Enhancing the “Normal” Dolby Pro Logic, the DSP technology simulates the multi-surround speaker
systems of a 35 mm film theater, thus widening the surrounded-sound field with greater presence.
CONCERT
VIDEO
This program is effective for music videos and gives excellent depth and clarity for vocals. For opera, the
orchestra and stage are ideally recreated, letting you feel as if you were in an actual concert hall.
MONO MOVIE
This program is designed specifically to enhance mono source programs. Compared to a strictly mono
setting, the sound image created in this mode is wider and slightly forward of the speaker pair, lending an
immediacy to the overall sound. It is particularly effective when used with old mono movies, news
broadcasts and dialog.
3 STEREO
This program is effective not only for playback of sources encoded with Dolby Surround, but also for
sources not encoded with Dolby Surround or TV programs with 2-channel stereo sound. With this program,
2-channel stereo sound is converted into 3-channels (left front, center and right front), so the dialogs are
emphasized on the center position by the use of the center speaker. As no sound is output from the rear
speakers, this program is also effective in a simple Audio/Video system without rear speakers.
ROCK (CONCERT)
This program is suitable for rock music. A big, powerful sound is reproduced lively and dynamically.
(CONCERT) HALL
In this program, the center seems deep behind the front speaker pair, creating an expansive, large hall
ambience.
Description of Dolby Pro Logic Surround
DOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND: This unit employs
the Dolby Pro Logic Surround system. This system is similar to
professional Dolby Stereo decoders used in movie theaters.
By employing a four-channel system, the Dolby Pro Logic
Surround system divides the input signals into four levels: the
left and right main channels, the center channel (to
characterize dialog), and the rear surround-sound channels (to
characterize sound effects, background noise and other
ambient noise).
Dolby Surround is encoded on the sound track of commercially
available video cassettes and video discs as well. When you
play a source encoded with Dolby Surround on your home
video system, the Dolby Pro Logic Surround system in this unit
decodes the signal and feeds the surround-sound effects.
The Dolby Pro Logic Surround mode may not be always
effective on video sources not encoded with Dolby Surround.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation. Additionally licensed under Canadian patent
number 1,037,877. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
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To play a source with the digital sound field processor
RX-V490
REC/PAUSE
STOP
DECK A/B
VCR MON
CENTER
MODE
PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED
CNCT VIDEO
+
MONO MOVIE
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
SUR.
ROCK
HALL
RX-V390
2
— VOLUME +
—
3
REC/PAUSE
STOP
DECK A/B
CENTER
MODE
PRO LOGIC
3 STEREO
+
HALL
ROCK
DELAY
TIME
EFFECT
ON/OFF
— VOLUME +
VCR MON
SUR.
—
2
3
3 2
1
2
Follow steps 1 – 6 shown in “BASIC OPERATIONS” on
page 14.
Turn the DSP on, so that a program name appears on
the display.
Notes
If you prefer to cancel the DSP, press the EFFECT switch.
The sound will be the normal 2-channel stereo without
surround sound effect.
●
●
EFFECT
When this unit’s Dolby Pro Logic Surround system is used, if
the main-source sound is considerably altered by
overadjustment of the BASS or TREBLE controls, the
relationship between the center and rear channels may
produce an unnatural effect.
PRO LOGIC
RX-V490
3
Select the desired program that is suitable for the
source.
●
When CONCERT VIDEO, MONO MOVIE, ROCK
CONCERT or CONCERT HALL is selected, no sound is
heard from the center speaker.
●
When a monaural sound source is played with DOLBY PRO
LOGIC or DOLBY PRO LOGIC ENHANCED, no sound is
heard from the front speakers and the rear speakers.
Sound is heard only from the center speaker. However, if
the center channel mode is in PHANTOM, the front
speakers output the sound of the center channel.
PROGRAM
TEST
RX-V390
The selected program name is shown on the display.
4
If desired, adjust the delay time and the output level of
each speaker. (For details, refer to the corresponding
descriptions on 24 and 25.)
●
When ROCK or HALL is selected, no sound is heard from
the center speaker.
●
When a monaural sound source is played with DOLBY PRO
LOGIC or DOLBY 3 STEREO, no sound is heard from the
front speakers and the rear speakers. Sound is heard only
from the center speaker. For DOLBY PRO LOGIC only,
however, if the center channel mode is in PHANTOM, the
front speakers output the sound of the center channel.
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Adjustment of the CENTER LEVEL
If desired, you can adjust the sound output level of the center
speaker even if the output level is already set in “SPEAKER
BALANCE ADJUSTMENT” on page 13.
CENTER
LEVEL
0
●
If no program is used, this adjustment is useless.
RX-V490
●
If the digital sound field program CONCERT VIDEO, MONO
MOVIE, ROCK CONCERT or CONCERT HALL is selected,
this adjustment is useless.
●
Once the output level is adjusted, the level value will be the
same in the DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED programs.
RX-V390
l0
●
If the digital sound field program ROCK or HALL is
selected, this adjustment is useless.
●
Once the output level is adjusted, the level value will be the
same in the DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY 3 STEREO
programs.
Adjustment of the REAR LEVEL
If desired, you can adjust the sound output level of the rear
speakers even if the output level is already set in “SPEAKER
BALANCE ADJUSTMENT” on page 13.
●
RX-V490
●
REAR
LEVEL
0
24
If no program is used, this adjustment is useless.
Once the output level is adjusted, the level value will be the
same in all the programs.
RX-V390
●
If the program DOLBY 3 STEREO is selected, this
adjustment is useless.
●
Once the output level is adjusted, the level value will be the
same in the DOLBY PRO LOGIC, ROCK and HALL
programs.
l0
Adjustment of DELAY TIME
You can adjust the time difference between the beginning of
the source sound and the beginning of the effect sound with
the DELAY TIME keys.
By applying more or less delay, sound effects, background
noise, and ambient noise coming at you from the rear speakers
can be enhanced or subdued for extra effect.
By continuously pressing “+” or “–” key, the value changes
continuously.
●
+
DELAY
TIME
—
RX-V490
PRO LOGIC
PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED
CONCERT VIDEO
MONO MOVIE
ROCK CONCERT
CONCERT HALL
: from 15 to 30 milliseconds
(Preset value: 20 milliseconds)
: from 15 to 30 milliseconds
(Preset value: 20 milliseconds)
: from 1 to 100 milliseconds
(Preset value: 25 milliseconds)
: from 1 to 100 milliseconds
(Preset value: 25 milliseconds)
: from 1 to 100 milliseconds
(Preset value: 15 milliseconds)
: from 1 to 100 milliseconds
(Preset value: 30 milliseconds)
ROCK
HALL
●
: from 15 to 30 milliseconds
(Preset value: 20 milliseconds)
: from 5 to 60 milliseconds
(Preset value: 20 milliseconds)
: from 5 to 60 milliseconds
(Preset value: 20 milliseconds)
When DOLBY 3 STEREO is selected, this adjustment
cannot be made.
RX-V390
Adjustable
Adjustable
STEREO
MHz
0
20 40 60
UNING SLEEP
RX-V390
PRO LOGIC
RX-V490
NORMAL
DELAY
l00
ms
ms
FM
PRO LOGIC
ENHANCED
20
l00
NORM WIDEPH
Notes
Adding too much delay will cause an unnatural effect with
some sources. Experiment with the DELAY TIME keys to
create the effect that you find most suitable.
● The values of the DELAY TIME you set the last time will
remain memorized even when the power of this unit is off.
However, if the power cord is kept disconnected for more
than one week, these values will be automatically changed
back to the original factory settings.
●
RX-V390
●
When the DELAY TIME key is pressed, the sound is
momentarily interrupted.
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SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER
If you use the SLEEP timer of this unit, you can make this unit turn off automatically. When you are going to sleep while enjoying a
broadcast or other desired input source, this timer function is helpful.
Notes
● The SLEEP timer can be controlled only with the remote control transmitter.
● The components on which the SLEEP timer is effective are the sources connected to the SWITCHED AC OUTLET(S) on the rear
panel of this unit.
To set the SLEEP time
To cancel the selected SLEEP time
1
SLEEP
SLEEP
Press once or more to
select the desired
SLEEP time.
RX-V490
Press once or more so that the display returns to the indication
before the SLEEP timer is set. (“SLEEP” will go off from the
display.)
RX-V390
RX-V490
RX-V390
Indicates the SLEEP time.
Press once or more so that “SLEEP OFF” appears on the
display. (It will soon disappear and the “SLEEP” indicator will
go off from the display.)
NO
ms
NING SLEEP
ENTER
ms
AM
FM
kH
SLEEP NO
RY
Flashes.
Lights up.
Whenever the SLEEP key is pressed, the SLEEP time will
change as follows.
(Minutes)
120
90
60
30
The SLEEP timer is off (OFF).
(The state before the SLEEP key
is pressed.)
After a while, the display returns to the indication before
the SLEEP timer is set, and the “SLEEP” indicator is
illuminated.
2
26
The unit will be turned off automatically at the selected
SLEEP time.
Note
The SLEEP timer setting can also be canceled by turning off
the power with the POWER switch or disconnecting the power
plug of this unit from the AC outlet.
REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER
The remote control transmitter provided with this unit is designed to control all the most commonly used functions of the unit. If the
CD player and tape deck connected to this unit are YAMAHA components, then this remote control transmitter will also control
various functions of each component.
KEY FUNCTIONS
For Control of This Unit
Refer to “SETTING THE SLEEP
TIMER” on the previous page.
POWER
SLEEP
PLAY
PHONO
PAUSE/STOP
CD
Turns the power on/off.
SKIP
DISC SKIP
Selects preset station number.
* +: Selects higher preset
station number.
–: Selects lower preset station
number.
A/B/C/D/E: Selects the page
(A – E) of preset stations.
DIR A
— PRESET
DIR B
+
A/B/C/D/E
STOP
LD/TV
Selects input source.
TAPE MON
PLAY
REC/PAUSE
TUNER
DECK A/B
VCR MON
— VOLUME +
For the DSP control keys,
refer to page 21.
Turns the master volume level up/down.
For Other Component Control
Identify the remote control transmitter keys with your component’s keys. If these keys are identical, their function will be the
same. On each key function, refer to the corresponding instruction on your component’s manual.
Controls the compact disc player.
* DISC SKIP is applicable only
to a compact disc changer.
POWER
SLEEP
SKIP
DISC SKIP
Controls the tape deck.
* DIR A, B and DECK A/B are
applicable only to a double
cassette tape deck.
* For a single cassette deck with
automatic reverse function,
pressing DIR A will reverse
the direction of tape running.
DIR A
PLAY
PHONO
PAUSE/STOP
CD
— PRESET
DIR B
+
A/B/C/D/E
STOP
LD/TV
TAPE MON
PLAY
REC/PAUSE
TUNER
DECK A/B
VCR MON
— VOLUME +
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NOTES ABOUT THE REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER
Battery installation
Remote control transmitter operation range
2
Remote control
sensor
1
Within approximately
6 m (19.7 feet)
3
30°
30°
Battery replacement
If you find that the remote control transmitter must be used
closer to the main unit, the batteries are weak. Replace both
batteries with new ones.
Notes
● Use only AA, R6, UM-3 batteries for replacement.
● Be sure the polarities are correct. (See the illustration inside
the battery compartment.)
● Remove the batteries if the remote control transmitter will
not be used for an extended period of time.
● If batteries leak, dispose of them immediately. Avoid
touching the leaked material or letting it come in contact with
clothing, etc. Clean the battery compartment thoroughly
before installing new batteries.
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Notes
● There should be no large obstacles between the remote
control transmitter and the main unit.
● If the remote control sensor is directly illuminated by strong
lighting (especially an inverter type of fluorescent lamp etc.),
it might cause the remote control transmitter not to work
correctly. In this case, reposition the main unit to avoid direct
lighting.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If the unit fails to operate normally, check the following points to determine whether the fault can be corrected by the simple
measures suggested. If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and
contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help.
SYMPTOM
Firmly plug in the power cord.
No sound or no picture.
Incorrect output cord connections.
Connect the cords properly. If the problem persists,
the cords may be defective.
Appropriate input selector is not pressed.
Press the appropriate input selector corresponding
to the input source.
The protection circuit has been activated because
of short circuit etc.
Turning the unit off and then on will reset the
protection circuit.
The SLEEP timer functioned.
Cancel the SLEEP timer function.
Incorrect setting of the BALANCE control.
Adjust it to the appropriate position.
Incorrect cord connections.
Connect the cords properly. If the problem persists,
the cords may be defective.
Incorrect cord connections.
Firmly connect the audio plugs. If the problem
persists, the cords may be defective.
No connection from the turntable to the GND
terminal.
Make the GND connection between the turntable
and this unit.
The volume level is low while playing a record.
The record is being played on a turntable with an
MC cartridge.
The player should be connected to the unit through
the MC head amplifier.
The volume level cannot be increased, or
sound is distorted.
The power to the component connected to the REC
OUT terminals of this unit is off.
Turn the power to the component on.
No sound from the rear speakers.
The sound output level to the rear speakers is set
to 0.
Turn up the sound output level with the REAR
LEVEL control.
Only one side speaker outputs the sound.
Sound “hums”.
Incorrect sound field program selection.
No sound field program is selected.
No sound from the center speaker.
Select the appropriate program.
The sound output level to the center speaker is set
to 0.
Turn up the sound output level with the CENTER
LEVEL control.
The center channel mode is in PHANTOM mode.
Select NORMAL or WIDE.
Incorrect sound field program selection.
No sound field program is selected.
FM
REMEDY
Power cord is not plugged in or is not completely
inserted.
The sound suddenly goes off.
Amplifier
CAUSE
The unit fails to turn on when the POWER
switch is pressed.
Select the appropriate program.
FM stereo reception is noisy.
Because of the characteristics of FM stereo
broadcasts, this is limited to cases where the
transmitter is too far away or the antenna input is
poor.
Check the antenna connections.
Try using a multiple element FM antenna.
There is distortion and clear reception cannot
be obtained even with a good FM antenna.
There is multipath interference.
Adjust antenna placement to eliminate multipath
interference.
A desired station cannot be tuned in with Auto
tuning.
The station is too weak.
Use Manual tuning mode.
Use a high quality directional FM antenna.
A desired station cannot be tuned in with Auto
tuning.
Weak signal or loose antenna connections.
Tighten the AM loop antenna connections and
rotate it for best reception.
There are continuous crackling and hissing
noises.
Noises will result from ligtning, fluorescent lamps,
motors, thermostats and other electrical equipment.
Use an outdoor antenna and a ground wire. This
will help somewhat but it is difficult to eliminate all
noise.
There are buzzing and whining noises
(especially in the evening).
A television set is being used nearby.
Relocate this unit away from the TV.
The remote control transmitter does not work.
Direct sunlight or lighting (of an inverter type of
flourescent lamp etc.) is striking the remote control
sensor of the main unit.
Change the position of the main unit.
The batteries of this remote control transmitter are
too weak.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
The power to this unit is off.
Turn the power to this unit on.
Others
Remote control
transmitter
AM
Use Manual tuning mode.
The sound is degraded when monitoring is
performed by using the headphones connected
to the compact disc player or cassette deck
which are connected with this unit.
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SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO SECTION
Minimum RMS Output Power per Channel
<RX-V490>
Front L, R
8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.04% THD
...................................................70W+70W
Center
8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1% THD....................70W
Rear L, R
8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD .........15W+15W
<RX-V390>
Front L, R
8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.04% THD
...................................................60W+60W
Center
8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.2% THD...................60W
Rear
8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD...................15W
Maximum Output Power [General model only]
8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD
<RX-V490> ..........................100W+100W
<RX-V390> ..............................80W+80W
Dynamic Power per Channel
(by IHF Dynamic Headroom measuring
method)
<RX-V490>
8/6/4/2 ohms...................90/105/130/150W
<RX-V390>
[U.S.A. model]
8/6/4/2 ohms ..................80/95/120/150W
[Canada model]
8/6/4/2 ohms ..................75/95/115/130W
[Australia and General models]
8/6/4/2 ohms ................80/100/120/135W
Power Band Width
8 ohms, 30W, 0.08% THD
..........................................10 Hz to 50 kHz
Damping Factor
8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz .............80 or more
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
PHONO MM .....................2.5 mV/47 k-ohms
CD/TAPE/LD·TV/VCR......150 mV/47 k-ohms
Maximum Input Signal (1 kHz, 0.04% THD)
PHONO MM........................................90 mV
Output Level/Impedance
REC OUT .......................150 mV/0.6 k-ohms
Headphone Jack Rated Output/Impedance
(RL = 8 ohms, 0.04% THD)
<RX-V490>
Output Level ......................................0.56V
Impedance ..................................330 ohms
<RX-V390>
Output Level ......................................0.51V
Impedance ..................................330 ohms
Frequency Response (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
CD/TAPE/LD·TV/VCR (FRONT L/R)
........................................................0±0.5 dB
RIAA Equalization Deviation
PHONO MM....................................0±0.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (EFFECT OFF)
PHONO MM to REC OUT
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1V..........................0.02%
CD/TAPE/LD·TV/VCR to SP OUT
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 30W/8 ohms..........0.02%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A Network)
PHONO MM (5 mV Input Shorted) ......82 dB
CD/TAPE/LD·TV/VCR
(Input Shorted) ..................................93 dB
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)
FRONT L/R........................................140 µV
Channel Separation (Vol. –30 dB)
PHONO MM
(Input Shorted 1 kHz/10 kHz) ............60 dB
CD/TAPE/LD·TV/VCR
(Input 5.1 k-ohms Terminated 1 kHz/
10 kHz) ..............................................60 dB
Tone Control Characteristics
BASS: Boost/cut ................±10 dB (50 Hz)
Turnover Frequency .........(350 Hz)
TREBLE: Boost/cut...........±10 dB (20 kHz)
Turnover Frequency.....(3.5 kHz)
Gain Tracking Error (0 to –60 dB) ............3 dB
VIDEO SECTION
Input Level/Impedance ............1Vp-p/75 ohms
Output Level/Impedance .........1Vp-p/75 ohms
FM SECTION
Tuning Range
[U.S.A. and Canada models]
.........................................87.5 to 107.9 MHz
[Australia and General models]
.........................................87.5 to 108.0 MHz
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity (IHF, 75 ohms)
Mono ................................1.55 µV (15.1 dBf)
Stereo .................................21 µV (37.7 dBf)
Usable Sensitivity (75 ohms)
(30 dB S/N Quieting, 1 kHz, 100% mod.)
..........................................0.8 µV (9.3 dBf)
Image Response Ratio...........................45 dB
IF Response Ratio..................................80 dB
Spurious Response Ratio.......................70 dB
AM Suppression Ratio............................55 dB
Capture Ratio ........................................1.5 dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity ................85 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF)
Mono/Stereo .............................80 dB/75 dB
Harmonic Distortion (1 kHz)
Mono/Stereo ................................0.1%/0.2%
Stereo Separation (1 kHz)......................50 dB
Frequency Response
30 Hz to 15 kHz .............................0 ±1.5 dB
AM SECTION
Tuning Range
[U.S.A., Canada and General models]
...........................................530 to 1,710 kHz
[Australia model] ................531 to 1,611 kHz
Usable Sensitivity .............................100 µV/m
Selectivity ...............................................32 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio .............................50 dB
Image Response Ratio...........................40 dB
Spurious Response Ratio.......................50 dB
Harmonic Distortion (1 kHz) ....................0.3%
AUDIO SECTION
Output Level/Impedance
FM (100% mod., 1 kHz)
.....................................500 mV/2.2 k-ohms
AM (30% mod., 1 kHz)
.....................................150 mV/2.2 k-ohms
GENERAL
Power Supply
[U.S.A. and Canada models]
............................................AC 120V, 60 Hz
[Australia model]..................AC 240V, 50 Hz
[General model]
..................AC 110/120/220/240V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
<RX-V490>
[U.S.A. model] ...................................240W
[Canada model] ....................250W/320 VA
[Australia and General models] .........250W
<RX-V390>
[U.S.A. model] ...................................180W
[Canada model] ....................240W/290 VA
[Australia and General models] .........190W
AC Outlets
2 SWITCHED OUTLETS
[U.S.A., Canada and General models]
..........................................100W max. total
1 SWITCHED OUTLET
[Australia model] ...............100W max. total
Dimensions (W x H x D)
........................................435 x 146 x 299 mm
(17-1/8” x 5-3/4” x 11-3/4”)
Weight
<RX-V490> .................8.5 kg (18 lbs 11 oz)
<RX-V390> ...................7.4 kg (16 lbs 4 oz)
Accessories ..........................AM loop antenna
Indoor FM antenna
Remote control transmitter
Batteries
Specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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