Casablanca WHITMAN Owner`s manual

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Casablanca
Owner’s Manual
Digital Done Right
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PREFACE
CONGRATULATIONS
You have just acquired the most advanced component for the control and processing of audio and video ever
to have been developed.
IMPORTANT
Save all packaging in a dry place away from fire hazards. Your Casablanca is a precision electronic
instrument and should be properly packaged any time shipment is made. In the unlikely event that you have
to return your Casablanca to the factory for service, or if you send it to us for updating, the original packaging
will best protect the unit from shipping damage.
In order to achieve the fullest flexibility and enjoyment from your Casablanca, we at Theta recommend that
you read this manual in full before connecting the unit to your audio/video system.
WARNING
United Stated law prohibits disposition of these commodities to Libya, Laos, North Korea, Cambodia or Cuba
unless otherwise authorized by the United States.
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio and television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
* Connect the receiver into an outlet on a circuit different from that which the Casablanca is connected to.
Acknowledgments
Casa Nova is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, “AC-3”, and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. Copyright 19921997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
Casablanca is manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems. Inc. US Pat. No 5,451,942 and
other worldwide patents issues pending. “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc. 1996 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Casablanca is manufactured under license from SRS Labs, Inc. US Pat No 5,319,713, 5,333,201 and
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7,771,295. “Circle Surround ” and the Circle Surround Logo are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. 1994-1998.
Portions of this product manufactured under a license from Desper Products, Inc. Spatializer, N-2-2, and
the circle-in-square device are trademarks owned by Desper Products, Inc.
 1996-97 Theta Digital Corporation. All rights reserved.
 1996-98 Glenn Buckley. All rights reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of Theta Digital Corporation.
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Casablanca Identification Record
This information is for your records and for future identification of the Casablanca. Please take a moment to
fill out all pertinent data now, and as upgrades and/or options are installed. Whenever upgrades and/or
changes are requested, the serial number will be required.
SERIAL NUMBER
DATE PURCHASED
DEALER’S NAME
DEALER’S ADDRESS/PHONE
INSTALLED CARDS
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
(Date of installation)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please carefully read each item of the operating instructions and safety precautions before using this product.
Use extra care to follow the warnings written on the product itself and/or in the operating instructions. Keep
the operating instructions and safety precautions for future reference.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE ANY OF THE COVER
PANELS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER ALL SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL ONLY.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT ALLOW LIQUIDS TO SPILL OR OBJECTS TO FALL
INTO ANY OPENINGS OF THE PRODUCT.
THIS UNIT IS SUPPLIED WITH A 3 PIN GROUNDED AC PLUG. ALWAYS INSERT THE AC PLUG INTO A
GROUNDED OUTLET. DO NOT REMOVE THE GROUND PIN OR DISABLE THE GROUND FOR ANY
PURPOSE.
BEFORE MAKING ANY CONNECTIONS TO THE CASABLANCA, FIRST TURN OFF THE POWER AND
THEN DISCONNECT THE AC POWER CORD.
WHEN INSTALLING THE CASABLANCA IN YOUR SYSTEM, MAKE CERTAIN TO ALLOW A MINIMUM
OF ½ INCH OF VENTILATION ON EACH SIDE OF THE UNIT. ALSO ALLOW AT LEAST 1½ INCH OF
VENTILATION SPACE ABOVE THE UNIT. IMPROPER VENTILATION OF THE UNIT MAY CAUSE
OVERHEATING, WHICH MAY DAMAGE THE UNIT AND CAUSE A FIRE. PLACE THE UNIT ON A SOLID
SURFACE ONLY. I.E. NOT ON CARPET, ETC.
DO NOT PLACE THE CASABLANCA NEAR HEAT SOURCES SUCH AS DIRECT SUNLIGHT, STOVES,
HEAT REGISTERS, RADIATORS OR OTHER HEAT PRODUCING EQUIPMENT.
TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE ANALOG OUTPUT CIRCUITRY, BE CERTAIN NOT TO SHORT THE
OUTPUT SIGNAL PIN(S) TO GROUND. ENSURE THAT YOUR AUDIO OUTPUT CABLES DO NOT HAVE
ANY INTERNAL SHORTS BEFORE CONNECTING THEM TO THE CASABLANCA.
IF REPLACEMENT OF THE AC LINE FUSE BECOMES NECESSARY, REPLACE ONLY WITH SAME
VALUE AND TYPE OF FUSE. NEVER BYPASS THE FUSE.
IF THE AC CORD BECOMES DAMAGED, DO NOT USE IT. IMMEDIATELY REPLACE IT WITH A NEW
ONE OF THE SAME OR BETTER RATING.
AFTER MARKET and THIRD PARTY MODIFICATIONS
Please note that any after market and/or third party modifications will void the warranty. In the case of
changing the feet on a unit, in order to prevent any damage (which will also not be covered under warranty),
please verify that the screws being used to secure non Theta feet do not screw any deeper into the chassis
than the original ones. The original screw is 10-32 by 3/8 and goes into the chassis 1/5 of an inch.
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Table of Contents
PREFACE ...........................................................................................................................................................ii
Casablanca Identification Record................................................................................................................... iii
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ............................................................................................................................. iv
List of Figures .................................................................................................................................................vi
List of Tables ..................................................................................................................................................vi
INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................................ 1
IMPORTANT NOTICE.................................................................................................................................... 2
Reference Manual Conventions ..................................................................................................................... 2
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations ............................................................................................................ 3
Block Diagram - Input and Surround Processing Sections ............................................................................ 4
Block Diagram - DAC and Analog Out Sections............................................................................................. 5
Front Panel Layout ......................................................................................................................................... 6
Rear Panel Layout .......................................................................................................................................... 7
FRONT PANEL OPERATIONS ......................................................................................................................... 9
Main Menu ...................................................................................................................................................... 9
A-D Button .................................................................................................................................................... 10
Priority Switching .......................................................................................................................................... 10
Mode Function .............................................................................................................................................. 11
Tape Out Function........................................................................................................................................ 14
Standard Tape Out Configuration ............................................................................................................. 14
Optional Upgrade Tape Out Configuration ............................................................................................... 14
Set-Up Function............................................................................................................................................ 15
Set-Up - Speaker Configuration................................................................................................................ 16
Set-Up - Speaker Levels........................................................................................................................... 18
Set-Up - Speaker Delays .......................................................................................................................... 19
Set-Up - Analog Input Levels .................................................................................................................... 20
Set-Up - Input Names ............................................................................................................................... 21
Set-Up - Miscellaneous ............................................................................................................................. 22
Set-Up - (Second Page): Dolby Digital...................................................................................................... 23
Balance Function .......................................................................................................................................... 24
REMOTE CONTROL ....................................................................................................................................... 25
Remote Control Layout................................................................................................................................. 26
Remote Control Operations.......................................................................................................................... 27
Input Select Menu and Non Menu Functions................................................................................................ 27
Status Display............................................................................................................................................... 28
Mode Function .............................................................................................................................................. 29
Tape Out Function........................................................................................................................................ 30
Set-Up Function............................................................................................................................................ 31
Set-Up - Speaker Configuration................................................................................................................ 32
Set-Up - Speaker Levels........................................................................................................................... 33
Set-Up - Speaker Delays .......................................................................................................................... 34
Set-Up - Analog Input Levels .................................................................................................................... 35
Set-Up - Input Names ............................................................................................................................... 36
Set-Up - Miscellaneous ............................................................................................................................. 37
Set-Up - (Second Page): Dolby Digital...................................................................................................... 38
Balance Function .......................................................................................................................................... 39
APPENDIXES .................................................................................................................................................. 40
Appendix A Troubleshooting Guide........................................................................................................ 41
Appendix B Wiring Diagrams and Speaker Placement Guides ............................................................. 42
Input and Tape Out Connections ..................................................................................................... 42
Rear Panel Remote and Main power Jacks .................................................................................... 42
Six Channel Single-Ended Output Wiring Diagram ......................................................................... 43
Six Channel Balanced Output Wiring Diagram................................................................................ 44
Nine Channel Balanced Output Wiring Diagram ............................................................................. 45
Appendix C Factory Settings and Blank Setting Charts ......................................................................... 46
Appendix D Remote Extender Jack Technical Description and Protocol............................................... 47
Appendix E Specifications...................................................................................................................... 48
Limited Warranty Terms and Conditions ...................................................................................................... 49
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List of Figures
Figure 1 - Block Diagram of Input and Surround Processing Sections.............................................................. 4
Figure 2 - Block Diagram of DAC and Analog Outputs ...................................................................................... 5
Figure 3 - Front Panel Layout............................................................................................................................. 6
Figure 4 - Rear Panel Layout ............................................................................................................................. 7
Figure 5 - Front Panel Display of the MAIN Menu.............................................................................................. 9
Figure 6 - Front Panel Display of the MODE Menu - First Page ...................................................................... 11
Figure 7 - Front Panel Display of the MODE Menu - Second Page ................................................................. 12
Figure 8 - Front Panel Display of the TAPE OUT Menu .................................................................................. 14
Figure 9 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP Menu - First Page.................................................................... 15
Figure 10 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP Menu - Second Page............................................................. 15
Figure 11 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Configuration Sub Menu ........................................ 16
Figure 12 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Levels Sub Menu ................................................... 18
Figure 13 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Delays Sub Menu................................................... 19
Figure 14 - Rear Delay Settings ....................................................................................................................... 19
Figure 15 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Analog Input Levels Sub Menu ............................................ 20
Figure 16 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: In Name Sub Menu .............................................................. 21
Figure 17 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Misc Sub Menu..................................................................... 22
Figure 18 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: (Second Page): Dolby Digital Sub Menu.............................. 23
Figure 19 - Front Panel Display of the Balance Menu - First Page .................................................................. 24
Figure 20 - Front Panel Display of the Balance Menu - Second Page............................................................. 24
Figure 21 - Remote Control Layout .................................................................................................................. 26
Figure 22 - Video Monitor Display of the INPUT Menu .................................................................................... 27
Figure 23 - Video Monitor Display of the STATUS Display .............................................................................. 28
Figure 24 - Video Monitor Display of the MODE Menu - First Page................................................................. 29
Figure 25 - Video Monitor Display of the MODE Menu - Second Page ........................................................... 29
Figure 26 - Video Monitor Display of the Tape Out Menu ................................................................................ 30
Figure 27 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP Menu - First Page .............................................................. 31
Figure 28 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP Menu - Second Page ......................................................... 31
Figure 29 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Configuration Sub Menu .................................... 32
Figure 30 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Levels Sub Menu................................................ 33
Figure 31 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Delays Sub Menu ............................................... 34
Figure 32 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Analog Input Levels Sub Menu......................................... 35
Figure 33 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Input Names Sub Menu.................................................... 36
Figure 34 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Miscellaneous Sub Menu.................................................. 37
Figure 35 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: (Second Page): Dolby Digital Sub Menu .......................... 38
Figure 36 - Video Monitor Display of the Balance Menu - First Page .............................................................. 39
Figure 37 - Video Monitor Display of the Balance Menu - Second Page ......................................................... 39
Figure 38 - Examples of Input and Tape Out Connections .............................................................................. 42
Figure 39 - Recommended Wiring Scheme Using the Six Channel Single-Ended Output Card..................... 43
Figure 40 - Recommended Speaker Placement for Six Channel Configuration.............................................. 43
Figure 41 - Recommended Wiring Scheme Using Six Balanced Channels .................................................... 44
Figure 42 - Recommended Wiring Scheme Using Nine Balanced Channels.................................................. 45
Figure 43 - Recommended Speaker Placement for Nine Channel Configuration ........................................... 45
List of Tables
Table 1 - Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations................................................................................................. 3
Table 2 - Priority Switching Defaults ................................................................................................................ 10
Table 3 - Available Configuration Settings for Each Speaker .......................................................................... 16
Table 4 - Source to Output Routing for Speaker Level Configuration.............................................................. 18
Table 5 - Available Video Source Names ....................................................................................................... 21
Table 6 - Available Audio Source Names ........................................................................................................ 21
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to a new world of possibilities. Casablanca is by far the most advanced surround sound
processor/home theater controller available today. It offers the advantages of Theta’s legendary mastery in
digital signal processing and sound quality unapproachable by any other equipment.
Getting to know your Casablanca
Despite Casablanca’s great technical sophistication, we believe in making it as easy as possible for you to
use. We think you’ll enjoy the intuitive way the Casablanca works. Rather than offer a frustrating
bewilderment of little used functions in constant view, vying for your attention, Casablanca is structured
systematically by function.
The “user interface” is based on simple logic. For example, when a function button is pressed, you can make
changes within its menu(s) and press the same function button again to store the changes and exit that
function. (The same button that got you in gets you back out). Also, when in a function menu or sub-menu,
other features and functions will not be accessible, as they have no direct relation to the function being edited.
This Casablanca has been put through a rigorous and unique testing procedure that insures that it will last for
many years with minimal service requirements. This procedure includes the following:
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All assembled circuit boards are given a thorough visual inspection and are then tested in a benchreference Casablanca.
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The tested assembled circuit boards are then installed in a new Casablanca and the whole unit is
tested for every function and parameter.
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The unit is put on a burn-in torture rack for 100 hours to test for any possible component failures.
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The Casablanca is tested on an audio analyzer for all pertinent parameters.
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The Casablanca is put through a final bench test wherein every possible feature, mode and parameter
is checked.
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The unit has all remaining chassis components installed and then undergoes a complete visual
inspection, which assures that all Casablanca’s meet visual specifications.
Burn In Time
This unit has a break in period of about 1 week during which continuous improvement in sound quality will be
observed. It is recommended that music be played continuously through the unit during this time, to expedite
the break in period.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
I.
Due to the computer-based circuitry used in Theta products, it is imperative that the Casablanca be
connected to a ground via its three wire AC power cord. It is important that the AC power outlet,
which the Casablanca is plugged into, is actually grounded. Failure to do so will severely
compromise the performance, reliability and safety of use of the Casablanca.
II.
It is also important to prevent contact with static electricity when connecting other components and
cables to the Casablanca. When connecting cables, simply place one hand on top of the
Casablanca and then grasp the metal “barrel” of the cable with the other hand and plug (unplug) the
cable into (from) the appropriate jack on the Casablanca.
III.
The Casablanca, as with all electronic equipment, is susceptible to static discharges. Resetting the
unit may be required if anomalies occur after receiving a static discharge. In this case, put the unit in
standby and turn off the rear panel power switch for 1 minute, then turn it on again.
IV.
Ventilation is an important issue when placing the Casablanca in a system. Make certain that the
Casablanca is placed in a well ventilated area or rack unit.
V.
Please take note that some powerline conditioners defeat the AC power ground on their outlets. If
the intention is to plug the Casablanca into a line conditioner, check with your dealer to make certain
that the particular conditioner that is intended for use DOES NOT DEFEAT THE AC GROUND on its
AC outlets.
VI.
DO NOT remove any cover panels from the Casablanca, as there are no user serviceable
components inside. Refer servicing and updating to qualified service personnel only.
VII.
The Casablanca can be susceptible to excessive RF. Shorting plugs in all unused inputs will improve
the sound quality and may reduce the susceptibility to RF induced anomalies.
Reference Manual Conventions
For clarity purposes, references to buttons, LED’s and display parameters will be shown in bold capital letters.
All functions to be performed from, and in reference to the front panel of the Casablanca will be found in the
front section of this manual, whereas all functions to be performed using the hand held remote and/or viewed
on a video monitor will be found in the back, or last part of this manual.
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Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
TERM
AES/EBU (Audio Engineering Society) /
(European Broadcasters Union)
DEFINITION
A three wire balanced digital audio standard. This
interface uses a 3-pin XLR type connector and
allows for data communication between digital audio
equipment.
Analog-to-Digital Converter
A device that converts analog signals into a digital
format. Once encoded, all audio is stored or
processed as a series of numbers rather than as the
audio itself.
Balanced Audio Signals
Signals that are carried on three-conductor cables,
with two of the conductors carrying the same signal
180° out of phase and the third as ground. Balanced
connections usually cost more than unbalanced
connections, but are less susceptible to picking up
hum and prevent interference with low-level signals.
dB
Decibel, a relative unit of loudness.
Dolby 3 Stereo
The Dolby 3 Stereo mode reproduces sound using
only the 3 front channels, and is intended to be used
either before surround speakers are installed, or for
programs that might benefit from deriving a center
channel output, but where the quality of the surround
output is unsatisfactory.
Digital-to-Analog Converter
A device that converts digital signals into an analog
format.
Hz (Hertz)
A unit of frequency.
IR
Infrared. A method of wireless transmission of data.
LFE
Low Frequency Effect. Commonly a discrete audio
track designated for a sub woofer.
mS
milliSecond, or 1\1000 of a second.
Oversampling
The process of taking more samples than is required
in order to more accurately reconstruct a digitized
signal for playback in the analog domain.
Phantom Center Mode
The Phantom setting for the center speaker redirects
the center channel signal equally to the front left and
right outputs, thus creating an illusion of a center
speaker. It is to be used when a center speaker is
not present.
Phantom Surround Mode
The Phantom setting for the surround speakers is
intended to be used when no surround speakers are
present in the system. With this setting active, the
surround information is added to the front channels.
If the current mode is Dolby Pro Logic, the
Casablanca will automatically decode in Dolby 3
Stereo.
Sampling Rate
The rate at which an analog (real world) signal is
converted into digital numeric values.
S/PDIF Interface (Sony/Phillips Digital
A digital audio interconnection standard, developed
Interface format)
jointly by Sony and Phillips.
TRS
Tip, Ring, Sleeve. Names of the 3 connecting
elements of a stereo phono jack or plug.
Unbalanced Audio Signals (AKA single-ended) Signals that are carried on two-conductor cables,
one “hot”, or signal, and one ground.
Table 1 - Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
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Block Diagram - Input and Surround Processing Sections
Figure 1 - Block Diagram of Input and Surround Processing Sections
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Block Diagram - DAC and Analog Out Sections
Figure 2 - Block Diagram of DAC and Analog Outputs
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Front Panel Layout
Figure 3 - Front Panel Layout
1.
40 character by 2 row amber or green back lit liquid crystal display (LCD).
2.
DISPLAY button. Press repeatedly to change front panel LCD brightness between off, low, medium and high.
3.
POWER LED. Lights when the Casablanca is in standby mode.
4.
POWER button. After the rear panel MAIN POWER switch is turned on press the front panel POWER button to
exit the standby mode. The LCD will display the MAIN menu. Pressing this button again will place the
Casablanca into standby mode and the LED above the front panel POWER button will light.
5.
REMOTE button. Activates/deactivates the REMOTE POWER jack on the rear panel.
6.
Buttons 1 through 6. Used to select a desired input on the MAIN MENU, or parameter to change when in a sub
menu.
7.
MODE button. Activates the MODE select menus for the currently selected input.
8.
TAPE OUT button. Used for routing audio and video INPUT signals to the TAPE OUT jacks.
9.
SET-UP button. Used for setting speaker configurations/levels/delays, analog input levels, naming inputs, setting
the display & remote power jack time-out delays, selecting between NTSC and PAL video sources and accessing
additional Dolby Digital parameters.
10. BALANCE button. Sets a temporary balance configuration to adjust for unique program or room characteristics.
11. A-D button. Activates either the analog, digital or RF input jack for the selected input channel. Available options
will depend on the current MODE, and RF will only be an option if the optional Digital Input board is installed.
12. MUTE button. Mutes/unmutes all audio outputs with the exception of the TAPE OUT jacks.
13. ANALOG LEVEL display. Shows input level, in dB, of currently selected analog input.
14. Dolby Pro Logic indicator. Lights when the Dolby Pro Logic feature is installed only. If Dolby Digital (AC-3) is
also installed, The Dolby Pro Logic indicator will not be lit. It will go out when the display is turned off.
15. Dolby Digital indicator. Lights when Dolby Digital is installed. It will go out when the display is turned off.
16. DTS indicator. Lights when the DTS feature is installed. It will go out when the display is turned off.
17. LOCK light. Lights when a digital source is detected on a selected input.
18. LEVEL LEFT and RIGHT buttons. Shifts audio balance to the left and right when the BALANCE function is
selected, adjusts EQ parameter when the MAIN MENU is active and adjusts the slope value in the SET-UP menu.
19. LEVEL UP and DOWN buttons. Increases/decreases master volume. Also used to increment/decrement values
in most edit modes, and shifts FRONT/REAR audio balance in BALANCE mode.
20. 1 through 6 LED indicators. Light when buttons 1 through 6 are selected.
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Rear Panel Layout
Figure 4 - Rear Panel Layout
1.
Main Power Switch. Master power switch. Disconnects AC to all circuits past the switch. It is recommended that
this be left ON at all times during regular use with the exception of whenever cables are connected/disconnected
or when the unit is not going to be used for an extended period of time.
2.
AC Power connector: 3 wire, IEC 320 connector with an EMI filter.
3.
Remote Power jack. Activated/deactivated when associated front panel or remote button is pressed/pressed
again.
4.
Main Power 1 jack. Activated/deactivated when front panel POWER button is pressed/pressed again.
5.
Main Power 2 jack. Activated when front panel POWER button is pressed once, plus x seconds. X represents
the time parameter value that is stored in the SET-UP: MISC sub menu, RPWR feature. This jack is deactivated
when the front panel POWER button is pressed again (putting the Casablanca in Standby mode).
6.
Main Power 3 jack. Activated when front panel POWER button is pressed once, plus two times x seconds. X
represents the time parameter value that is stored in the SET-UP: MISC sub menu, RPWR feature. This jack is
deactivated when the front panel POWER button is pressed again (putting the Casablanca in Standby mode).
7.
Remote Control Extender jack. An externally mounted (remote) Infrared (IR) receiver plugs into this miniature
stereo phone jack. Please refer to Appendix D for technical details.
8.
Video card. This optional card, necessary for on-screen display, provides six composite RCA inputs that are
switched with corresponding audio inputs and fed to the main video output. Four S-Video inputs, corresponding to
the first four audio inputs only, are provided for the same functionality as the composite inputs, except in the SVideo format. Video inputs are routed to the video tape output jack through the TAPE OUT button. Only S-Video
input signals can be present at the S-Video Main and/or Tape outputs.
9.
Main Digital Input card. Six Coaxial (RCA) and two TosLink inputs are provided for digital audio signals in the
S/PDIF format at 32K, 44.1K or 48KHz sampling rates. There are two open spaces provided for optional AT&T
and/or Theta Single Mode Laserlinque optical input modules. There are two RCA digital Tape Out connectors on
this card who’s source can be selected in the TAPE OUT menu.
10. Auxiliary Digital Input card. This optional card provides two RCA Dolby Digital (AC-3) RF inputs, one AES/EBU
(balanced XLR) input , one BNC and one TosLink input. Additionally there is one space provided for an optional
AT&T or Theta Single Mode optical input.
11. Analog Input card. Six stereo RCA inputs are provided for any line level analog output devices such as VCR’s,
laserdisc, CD and DAT players, phono preamplifiers, external D/A converters, Tape decks, AM/FM tuners, etc.
There are two pairs of analog tape outs for recording purposes.
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12. First Analog Output card. Configured as a 2 channel D/A converter/preamp there would be a 2
channel (L & R) superior quality balanced card loaded in this slot. Configured as a surround processor,
this slot could contain one of the following: A six channel standard quality single ended D/A card (left,
right, center, sub, left surround and right surround) or a three channel balanced card (left, right and
center). A balanced card can be either standard or superior quality. All balanced cards also have single
ended outputs; the standard card has a plus and minus single ended output for each channel whereas
the superior quality balanced card is equipped with one gold plated single ended output jack on each
channel.
13. Second Analog Output card. This slot could contain one of the following options: a three channel
standard quality balanced card or a three channel superior quality balanced card. If only two analog
output cards are installed, this slot would contain outputs for sub, left surround and right surround
channels. If three analog output cards are installed, this second slot would contain outputs for left front
sub, left surround and right surround channels.
14. Third Analog Output card. This slot could contain either a three channel standard quality balanced
card or a three channel superior quality balanced card, however, it must be the same quality as the
second card. This third slot accommodates additional sub woofers (right front sub, left surround sub
and right surround sub). Figure 4 represents this configuration in standard quality.
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FRONT PANEL OPERATIONS
This section describes the functionality of each button on the Casablanca’s front panel only. For remote
functionality descriptions, please refer to the section entitled REMOTE CONTROL OPERATIONS later in this
manual. Descriptions for front panel buttons/functionality not covered in this section can be found in the
preceding FRONT PANEL LAYOUT section.
Main Menu
When the Casablanca is first powered up via the MAIN POWER switch on the back panel, it will be in the
default standby mode. Pressing the POWER button on the front panel will result in the LCD displaying the
start-up routine and then the MAIN MENU, shown in figure 5 below. As this menu appears, the POWER LED
turns off. This display will be on all of the time during normal operation and will change only when one of the
function buttons (shown shaded in figure 5) is pressed. The INPUT NAMES shown in this figure are for
example only and will most likely differ from the user’s set up.
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Figure 5 - Front Panel Display of the MAIN Menu
Pressing the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons will adjust the master volume for all speakers. This value ranges
from 0 to 73, relative maximum.
Pressing the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT buttons will adjust the EQ setting between OFF, 1, 2, 3 and 4. This is a
low pass shelf EQ that, at 2KHz, drops by 1.5dB when the parameter value is set at 1, 3dB when set at 2,
6dB when set at 3, and 9dB when set at 4. Being a shelf EQ, the roll off amplitude never drops significantly
below the specified dB value. The EQ is active in all modes except Analog Direct and the front left/right
speakers in Analog Matrix modes. It is designed to roll off excess brightness in different program material.
The MUTE button will toggle the audio on and off in all speakers each time it is pressed. When the mute
feature is enabled, the LEVEL value will be replaced with the word MUTING, which will remain displayed until
either the MUTE button is pressed again or the LEVEL UP or DOWN buttons are pressed. If the A-D button
is set to DIGITAL, the Casablanca will remain muted until it locks on to a valid signal on the selected input.
The MUTE feature is active in all menus.
The DISPLAY button will toggle the LCD brightness between off, low, medium and high. When the display is
off, the red Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital and DTS displays go off, if applicable.
Buttons 1 through 6 are used to select a desired input, or audio source. Each has an LED above it, which will
light when the respective input button is pressed. Note that only inputs 1 through 4 have S-video input jacks
and only inputs 1 and 2 have Dolby Digital (AC-3 RF) input jacks.
Pressing the A-D button will toggle the currently selected input between ANALOG and DIGITAL. Select
either analog or digital, whichever corresponds to the signal format being sent to the currently selected input.
See page 10 for additional information on the A-D button.
Pressing the PHASE button on the remote when the MAIN menu is active will change the PHASE value. A
value of + means that the audio output phase is at 0° and - (minus) is at 180° out of phase.
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A-D Button
The primary use of the A-D button is to select either the analog or digital input jack for a specific input
channel. For example, Input channel # 1 has several physical input jacks on the rear panel, all of which
accept either an analog or a digital signal. When appropriate signals are applied to both of these, pressing
the A-D button simply selects one of them and ignores the other(s).
Caution: Please take special care to insert only a digital signal into a digital input jack and an analog signal
only into an analog input jack. Damage, not covered under warranty, can occur if an analog signal is applied
to a digital input. Additionally, please ensure that a video plug is not inadvertently inserted into a digital audio
jack and visa versa, otherwise, the Casablanca will cease to respond.
Some devices such as LD players feature both analog and digital audio outputs. To avoid rewiring the LD
player outputs to the Casablanca inputs when changing between laser disks with analog only audio tracks, it
is advisable to connect both the analog and digital outputs of the LD player, if featured, to both the
Casablanca’s analog and digital inputs (use the same input channel number). In this way, if the Casablanca’s
LD1 input is set to DIGITAL and an LD being played contains only analog audio tracks, simply pressing the
A-D button will instantly reconfigure the Casablanca to play the analog tracks.
When using modes that utilize digital formats only, such as Dolby Digital, DTS, etc., the A-D button is
deactivated except:
1) In the case of selecting the AC-3 RF jacks for the Dolby Digital mode when there is both an RF and
digital Dolby Digital signal present on the same input channel. Please refer to page 11 for additional
information on using the AC-3 RF jacks with the Dolby Digital mode.
2) When the MODE is not stored. If the auto-detect feature automatically changes the MODE, the detected
mode is only temporary, and not stored. In this case, if the stored MODE allows the selection of ANALOG
by via the A-D button, the display will show ANALOG and the analog inputs of the current input channel
will become active as soon as the MODE reverts back to the stored MODE (approximately 15 seconds).
The Analog Direct and Analog Matrix modes accept an analog input only. Therefore, ANALOG is displayed
in the LCD above the A-D button at all times when in either of these modes, thus deactivating the A-D button.
Priority Switching
The Casablanca’s inputs can support virtually every digital audio data format used in today’s technology.
Since it is most unlikely that one input number will require more than one digital format, some of the input
jacks share the same input channel number. For example, an AES/EBU (balanced) XLR, a glass optical, a
TosLink, and an RCA jack are all assigned to input # 1.
If a digital signal were present at more than one input jack with the same input channel assigned to it, the
Casablanca will automatically select one of them according to a pre-determined priority, since two input
signals cannot share the same channel. This is called Priority Switching.
Each input channel has different input jacks assigned to it, as indicated by the channel number next to each
digital input on the rear panel. Table 2 shows the entire priority switching scheme.
PRIORITY
1
2
3
4
INPUT 1
AES/EBU
RCA
TosLink
Optical
INPUT 2
BNC
RCA
TosLink
Optical
INPUT 3
TosLink
RCA
-
INPUT 4
Optical
RCA
-
Table 2 - Priority Switching Defaults
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INPUT 5
RCA
-
INPUT 6
RCA
-
Mode Function
Pressing the MODE button (shaded in figures 6 and 7) once displays the first page of the MODE menu. This
page consists of 6 different signal ‘processing’ modes, one of which can be selected and applied to the
currently selected input. The menu title “MODE” is displayed in the upper right corner and a right arrow is
displayed in the lower right corner of the LCD indicating that there are more modes to select from on the next
page. Pressing the A-D button once will reveal this second page, consisting of additional modes. In the
second page the menu title “MODE” is also displayed in the upper right corner with a left arrow displayed
below it. This indicates that pressing the A-D button once more will return the user to the first MODE page.
Figure 6 shows the first MODE page and figure 7 shows the second.
***
Figure 6 - Front Panel Display of the MODE Menu - First Page
Press button 1 - 6 to select the desired mode. The corresponding LED above buttons 1 through 6 will
illuminate.
Note: If a specific feature such as Dolby Digital or DTS is not installed in the Casablanca, its corresponding
selection button (in this case, button 4 or 5) will be disabled.
The first 6 modes shown in figure 6 are described below. The EQ is active in all modes except Analog Direct
and for the front left/right speakers in Analog Matrix.
Simple Matrix (MATX): The signal routed to the center speaker is equal to the left plus right input signals and
the signal routed to the surround speakers is equal to left minus right signals. Crossing over any speaker(s)
produces a sub channel.
Special Matrix (SPCL MATX): A mode similar to Dolby Pro Logic with more ambience retrieval in the
surround speakers.
Dolby Pro Logic (PRO): When PRO is selected, Dolby Pro Logic decoding is implemented.
Dolby Digital (DIGTL): (Optional). When this button is selected, Dolby Digital decoding is implemented.
Please refer to page 22 for additional Dolby Digital options, selectable in the second page of the SET-UP
menu. If DOLBY DIGITAL is selected, when the MODE button is pressed once more [to exit the MODE
menu], the Casablanca will automatically search for a valid Dolby Digital signal at both the digital and RF
input jacks of channels 1 and 2. When detected, the LCD will display DIGITAL or RF above the A-D button,
corresponding to the input the signal was detected on. If a Dolby Digital signal is present on both the digital
and RF jacks simultaneously, the Casablanca will lock on to, and display the first one it finds. In this case,
the user can press the A-D button once to select the other, if desired.
If the Casablanca detects a Dolby Digital signal on a digital input jack of the current channel, the A-D
selection is DIGITAL, and the MODE is not set to DOLBY DIGITAL, the Casablanca will display the following
message on both the LCD and video monitor:
**RECEIVING DOLBY DIGITAL SIGNAL**
CHANGING MODE TO DOLBY DIGITAL
and display DOLBY DIGITAL as the current mode. However, this is not stored and therefore approximately
15 seconds after the Casablanca ceases to receive this signal, the MODE will revert back to the previous
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mode, before detecting the Dolby Digital signal.
•
Note that auto-switching can occur only with digital signals.
ANALOG, auto-detection and auto-switching will not occur.
•
Note that RF is not a digital signal. It is a radio frequency. Therefore, Dolby Digital laser disks cannot be
auto- detected.
If the current input channel is set to
RF input jacks are provided for inputs 1 and 2 only, therefore RF selection is only available on inputs 1 and 2.
Since Dolby Digital is only a digital and/or RF format, ANALOG selection is not allowed using the A-D button
unless it is not the ‘stored’ mode, in which case pressing the A-D button will select the analog inputs for the
current input channel. Note that the lower right corner of the LCD will read RF or DIGITAL, indicating which
input jack type is selected.
DTS: (Optional) Selecting DTS will decode a Digital Theater Systems encoded signal according to the DTS
specification which consists of up to 5 plus 1 discrete channels of digital data for a total of 6 separate audio
channels.
If the Casablanca detects a DTS signal on the current channel, the A-D selection is DIGITAL, and the MODE
is not set to DTS, the Casablanca will display the following message on both the LCD and video monitor:
**RECEIVING DTS SIGNAL**
CHANGING MODE TO DTS
and display DTS as the current mode. However, this is not stored and therefore approximately 15 seconds
after the Casablanca ceases to receive this signal, the MODE will revert back to the previous mode, before
detecting the DTS signal.
STEREO: Left and Right input signals are sent to the Left and Right front speakers, which if crossed over,
will produce a SUB channel. If the input signal is analog, it is routed through an analog to digital converter
prior to being sent to the processor. The EQ and crossover effects are active on all channels in this mode.
***
Figure 7 - Front Panel Display of the MODE Menu - Second Page
Each of the 6 modes shown in figure 7 are described below.
Analog Direct (ANLG DRCT): This mode takes the selected analog input and routes it directly to the main
Left/Right outputs via the volume controls. Since there is no surround processing in Analog Direct, the sub
woofer, EQ, phantom center channel, and crossover effects are not available. Note: If these effects are
desired, use the STEREO mode. The Analog Direct mode accepts an analog input only. Therefore,
ANALOG is displayed in the LCD above the A-D button at all times when in this mode, thus deactivating the
A-D button.
Analog Matrix (ANLG MATX): The signal routing in this mode is the same as Analog Direct (ANLG DRCT),
(left & right analog input signals routed directly to the main outputs via the volume controls), and at the same
time, the input signal is routed through an analog to digital converter in order to derive the other channels,
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which include left & right surround and center. These other channels can have EQ and be crossed over
(creating a SUB channel), but the front left and right channels may not have EQ, be crossed over (routed to
the sub woofer(s)), or perform phantom center speaker. The Analog Matrix mode accepts an analog input
only. Therefore, ANALOG is displayed in the LCD above the A-D button at all times when in this mode, thus
deactivating the A-D button.
MONO: This mode routes the input signal to the center channel only, however, if the center channel is
crossed over, a sub channel will be produced. If the center channel is set to OFF or PHTM in the SET-UP:
SPEAKER CONFIG sub menu, the input signal will be routed to the front left and right speakers.
CIRCLE SURROUND
Circle Surround is an innovative approach to surround processing. One of its versatility’s is its capacity to
create stereo surround signals whereas virtually all other surround decoding algorithms create only mono
surround signals. If your Casablanca has this option installed, an addendum has been included with this
manual which describes Circle Surround processes and operations in more detail.
***
After selecting a mode for the current input channel, pressing the MODE button once more returns the
Casablanca to the MAIN MENU and stores any changes. While in the MODE menu, the MASTER VOLUME
can be controlled using the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons.
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Tape Out Function
This feature simultaneously controls signals routed to the video, analog audio and digital audio tape out jacks.
***
Figure 8 - Front Panel Display of the TAPE OUT Menu
Pressing the TAPE OUT button once changes the LCD display to the TAPE OUT menu shown in figure 8.
The menu title “TAPE OUT” is displayed in the upper right corner. Note: The INPUT NAMES shown in this
figure are for example only and will most likely differ from the user’s set up.
Standard Tape Out Configuration
The following guidelines apply when the Digital Input board is in its standard configuration, i.e. the optional
tape out D/A converter has not been installed.
A source to be recorded can be selected independently of the source currently being viewed or listened to
provided that the input for the source to be recorded is set to ANALOG in the TAPE OUT menu.
It is possible to record a source in analog with DIGITAL input selected only if the source is the same as the
input being watched or listened to and STEREO is selected in the MODE menu.
Optional Upgrade Tape Out Configuration
When the optional D/A converter has been installed onto the main Digital Input board, a digital source can be
recorded, i.e. sent to the analog TAPE OUT jacks, at the same time as a different digital source is being
watched or listened to.
***
To route a signal to the appropriate TAPE OUT jack(s), press the TAPE OUT button and then select a source
for the TAPE OUT by pressing one of the 1 - 6 buttons. The LED above the selected source will light. For
audio sources, press the A-D button to toggle between ANALOG and MAINDA (Digital), whichever matches
the input source format that the user intends to record. A video source will be routed to the video TAPE OUT
jack, a digital audio source to the digital and analog audio TAPE OUT jacks and an analog audio source to
the analog audio TAPE OUT jacks.
Now the routing is completed. Press TAPE OUT again to return the Casablanca to the MAIN MENU and
store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons.
CAUTION: It is not advisable to route a 5.1 source (DTS/AC-3) to the optional tape out DAC as this section
does not contain Dolby Digital or DTS decoding capabilities. Full scale and potentially damaging noise will be
output!
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Set-Up Function
This function provides access to a series of sub menus that will allow the configuration of the entire system.
In this section, each feature of the SET-UP menu is discussed in detail along with a diagram of each LCD
display. Only those functions that have a direct relationship to the one being edited will be active in edit
modes. Access to all other functions will be temporarily disabled during this time.
Pressing the SET-UP button once changes the front panel display to the first page of the SET-UP menu,
shown in figure 9.
* * *
Figure 9 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP Menu - First Page
The menu title “SET-UP” is displayed in the upper right corner. A right arrow is displayed in the lower right
corner of the LCD indicating that there are more set-up options to select from on the next page. Pressing the
A-D button once will reveal this second page of additional options. On the second page the menu title “SETUP” is also displayed in the upper right corner with a left arrow displayed below it. This indicates that
pressing the A-D button once more will return the user to the first SET-UP page. Figure 9 shows the first
SET-UP page and figure 10 shows the second.
As indicated in figure 9, buttons 1, 2 and 3 are assigned to speaker related SET-UP functions, button 4 to
analog input levels, button 5 to input channel names and button 6 to miscellaneous functions which include
the display and remote power jack activation times (referred to as the ‘time out’ feature) and video format
settings. The second page consists of additional Dolby Digital set up parameters.
Pressing buttons 1 - 6 for the desired SET-UP feature will in turn display a sub menu providing editable
functions and additional information for that feature.
* * *
Figure 10 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP Menu - Second Page
After the last sub menu changes have been made, press the SET-UP button again to return to this SET-UP
menu. Pressing the SET-UP button once more returns the LCD to the MAIN MENU and stores any changes.
In this menu, the MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons.
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Set-Up - Speaker Configuration
This sub menu allows the user to configure speakers to reflect the audio system configuration or the listener’s
preference, for the available speakers and their respective frequency responses.
***
Figure 11 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Configuration Sub Menu
To configure the Casablanca to reflect your speaker set up, from the MAIN MENU press the SET-UP button
once and then SPEAKER CONFIG (button 1) once. Figure 11 shows the menu that will be displayed on the
front panel LCD. The bottom row shows the speaker(s) to be configured and the top row displays the current
setting for that speaker. The sub menu title “SPEAKER CONFIG” is displayed in the upper right corner.
Press buttons 1 through 5 to select the speaker(s) to be configured. The LED above the button you pressed
will light. Press LEVEL UP/DOWN to cycle through the options for each speaker. For any speakers that are
set to be crossed over, pressing LEVEL UP/DOWN changes the crossover frequency and pressing LEVEL
LEFT/RIGHT changes the slope setting. The available options for all speakers are shown in Table 3. A
more detailed discussion of the Casablanca’s crossover frequencies, slopes and sub woofers follows table 3.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu (shown in figure 9). Press SET-UP once more
to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes.
AVAILABLE SETTINGS
BUTTON
1
2
3
4
5
SPEAKER
LEFT/RIGHT
OFF FULL 40 50
60
80
CENTER
PHTM**
OFF FULL 40 50
60
80
SURROUND
PHTM*** OFF FULL 40 50
60
80
SUBS
0
1
2*
3*
4*
SUBS
XOVER
FULL
Table 3 - Available configuration settings for each speaker
100
100
100
-
120
120
120
-
The Left/Right (LT/RT), Center (CEN) and Surround (SUR) speakers can be individually set to respond to a
full range audio signal or crossed over at a specified frequency and slope. If the setting for one or more of
these speakers is not set to FULL (full range), PHTM (Phantom) or OFF (disabled), the setting for that
speaker will be represented as two numbers separated by a dash. These two numbers indicate the
crossover frequency followed by a value representing the slope. The slope can be adjusted in 6dB/octave
increments, to a maximum of 24 dB/octave. This correlates to 4 possible slope settings: 6dB, 12dB, 18db
and 24dB. These four settings are represented on the Casablanca as 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
There are 5 applicable values for the first sub woofer (SUBS) configuration setting: 0, 1, 2*, 3* and 4*. These
refer to the number of discrete sub woofer channels configured in the Casablanca.
Note: If the source does not contain a discrete sub woofer or LFE channel, no signal will be routed to the
SUB output unless one or more speakers are crossed over. If the source contains a discrete LFE channel
and the SUBS are turned off (set to 0), the LFE signal will be routed to all other channels.
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*If the system is configured with D/As for a maximum of 6 channels, this value will be limited to 0 or 1. If any
subs are configured into the system (button 4 parameter value is greater than 0), the sub(s) can further be set
to respond in one of two ways:
1) If any speaker is set to be crossed over, all frequencies below the set crossover frequency will be
automatically routed to the sub woofer(s) (button 5 parameter value set to XOVER) and be added
to any existing LFE.
2) Send a full range signal to the sub(s), and allow them to utilize their internal crossovers, if any.
(button 5 parameter value set to FULL)
**The phantom (PHTM) setting for the center speaker creates the illusion of having a center speaker when
the listener is positioned equidistant from the front left and right speakers. There is, however, no substitute
for a real center speaker as it creates a solid center image even when the listener is positioned off-axis. The
phantom setting is most useful on video sources where a more prominent center image is desirable and no
center speaker is present. On music sources, OFF may be the preferred setting as it maintains the original
source’s imaging properties.
***The phantom (PHTM) setting for the surround speakers should be utilized when no surround speakers are
present in the system. In this case, with 5.1 sources, the surround information is added to the front channels.
In Dolby Pro Logic mode, the Casablanca will automatically decode in Dolby 3 stereo. With all other sources,
this setting prevents the surround channels from being created.
***
Note: If the Casablanca is configured for 9 channels and the number of SUBS is set to 4, crossing over the
front and/or center speakers routes the low-pass portion of the front and/or center signals to the FRONT
LEFT/RIGHT SUB outputs. Crossing over the surround speakers routes the low-pass portion of the surround
signals to the LEFT/RIGHT SURROUND SUB outputs. Any LFE is distributed evenly amongst all 4 SUB
outputs.
Additionally, if the number of SUBS is set to 1, all of the low-pass portion of all crossed over speakers and the
full LFE are routed to the LEFT FRONT SUB output jack.
If the number of SUBS is set to 2, the LFE and all of the low-pass portion of all crossed over speakers are
routed to the LEFT/RIGHT FRONT SUB outputs. (LFE is divided by 2 and distributed evenly between both).
If the number of SUBS is set to 3, all of the low-pass portion of the front signals is routed to the LEFT/RIGHT
FRONT SUB outputs, all of the low-pass portion of the surround signals is routed to the LEFT SURROUND
SUB output, and any LFE is divided by 3 and distributed evenly to these 3 SUB outputs.
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Set-Up - Speaker Levels
This sub menu allows the user to set the relative level of each speaker in order to reflect the audio system
speaker configuration, room characteristics, or the listener’s preference. The relative range is -15dB to
+10dB. These levels are stored in the Casablanca’s memory and can be changed in the SET-UP: Speaker
Levels sub menu shown in figure 12. The BALANCE function (discussed later) allows the user to
temporarily adjust the Left/Right and Front/Rear balances, and the Center & Sub channel levels to
compensate for differences in program material or source.
To display the SET-UP: Speaker Levels sub menu from the MAIN menu press SET-UP once, then button 2
(SPEAKER LVLS) once. The current relative level of each configured speaker will be displayed on the top
row of the LCD. Additionally, the sub menu title “LEVELS” will be displayed in the upper right corner. Below
the sub menu title, the SOURCE (the name assigned to the current input) is displayed. It is important to note
that this is a global function, thus levels are not stored by source.
***
Figure 12 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Levels Sub Menu
Press buttons 1-6 to select the speaker level to be changed. The LED above that button will light. Press
LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN to increase or decrease the relative level of the selected speaker. The
MASTER VOLUME function is accessible in this sub menu by pressing the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT buttons for
volume down/up, respectively.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu (shown in figure 9). Press SET-UP once more
to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes.
To aid in establishing a desired system speaker level balance, the Casablanca provides the user with the
option of either routing the currently selected audio signal to the outputs, or routing an internally generated
noise signal to either the currently selected speaker or to all speakers simultaneously.**
This function is accessed via the A-D button in the SET-UP: Speaker Levels sub menu. Press buttons 2-6
to select a speaker. Pressing the A-D button repeatedly toggles through these two sources. Table 4 shows
the 3 possible routings. When the A-D button is pressed, the source name will appear in the LCD below the
sub menu title.
Press A-D Button
MODE
SOURCE USED
*Currently selected
Once
Selected Input
AUDIO INPUT
speaker except SUB
Twice
Noise – all** speakers
NOISE A
**Except SUB
Three times
Noise - one* speaker
NOISE 1
Table 4 - Source to Output Routing for Speaker Level Configuration.
Note: It is recommended that levels be set relative to the front Left and Right speakers. The first step would
be to adjust the Left and Right level value(s) to zero dB. The remaining speakers can be adjusted
accordingly by pressing buttons 2-6 one at a time, then pressing LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN to increase or
decrease each speaker’s relative level using an SPL meter, until the desired system balance is established.
** Due to the SUBS natural frequency vs. level response, a noise signal sent to it/them would not give the
user an appropriate sense of its/their response level. Therefore, the SUBS are not selectable when the noise
generating feature is active.
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Set-Up - Speaker Delays
This sub menu allows the user to set a time delay for the center and surround speakers to reflect the audio
system configuration, room characteristics, or the listener’s preference. The allowable range for the center
speaker is 0 to 5 milliseconds (mS), 15 to 30 mS for all matrixed surround speakers (MATX) and 0 to 15 mS
for all discrete (5.1) surround speakers. Since discrete sources are recorded with surround delays, it is
recommended that the 5.1 delay setting be 15 mS less than the MATX setting.
To display the SET-UP: Speaker Delays sub menu shown in figure 13, from the MAIN menu press SET-UP
once, then button 3 (SPEAKER DLYS) once. The current delay settings will be displayed on the top row of
the LCD. Additionally, the sub menu title “DELAYS” will be displayed in the upper right corner.
* * *
Figure 13 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Delays Sub Menu
In this sub menu, CEN refers to the front center speaker, MATX (Matrix abbreviated) refers to the surround
speakers when DOLBY PRO (Pro Logic) or any MATRIX/non multi channel discrete mode is utilized, and 5.1
refers to the surround speakers (including any surround SUBS) when DOLBY DIGTL (Digital) or DTS is
equipped and utilized.
Press buttons 1, 2 or 3 to select the desired speaker(s). The LED above the button pressed will light. Press
the LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN button to respectively increase or decrease the delay time of the selected
speaker(s).
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu (shown in figure 9). Press SET-UP once more
to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the
LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
The first time a multi channel audio system is set up in a room,
calibration of time delay [and speaker levels] is required in order have
the sound from the rear surround speakers reach the listener at the
correct time. To determine a delay time for the rear speakers,
measure the distance from the listening position to the front speakers
as well as the distance from the listening position to the rear speakers.
With these 2 measurements, refer to figure 14 to determine the delay
time and enter this value into the Casablanca as described above.
Center speaker delay is required if the center speaker is closer to the
listening position than the front left and right speakers. When this is
the case, the center delay time should be 1mS for each foot closer.
Figure 14 - Rear Delay Settings
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Set-Up - Analog Input Levels
This function allows the user to adjust the relative ANALOG input LEVEL of each input source for those
modes which require an analog to digital conversion. For example a VCR used with Pro Logic (DOLBY
PRO) or Simple MATRIX modes. This function does not affect source levels when a digital audio input is
selected. The relative range is -22 dB to +19 dB.
To access this menu page from the MAIN menu, press SET-UP once, then press the ANLG LVLS (button 4)
once. The analog levels sub menu is shown in figure 15.
* * *
Figure 15 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Analog Input Levels Sub Menu
Press buttons 1 - 6 to select an input. The LED above the selected button will light. Press the LEVEL UP or
LEVEL DOWN button(s) to adjust the relative input level. The A-D button is not used in this sub menu and
therefore disabled.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu (shown in figure 9). Press SET-UP once more
to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the
LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
Note: To obtain the best performance from the analog to digital conversion process, levels should be set so
that the loudest passages from the source material cause the -18, -12 and -6 dB ANALOG input LEVEL
LEDs on the front panel to light. Setting the input level too high will cause all four LEDs to light, thus clipping
the input signal and causing distortion.
Analog output levels may vary considerably for different input sources. Program material from a given input
source should not vary as greatly. Therefore the ANALOG input LEVEL for a given source should not have
to be adjusted very often. If, however, the input ANALOG LEVEL LEDs are not lit during the loudest
passages from an analog source, the user should increase the ANALOG input LEVEL for that source in
order to ensure a good signal to noise ratio.
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Set-Up - Input Names
This function allows the user to assign a name to each input channel. From the MAIN menu, press SET-UP
once, then press the IN NAME button (5) once. The LCD will display the sub menu shown in figure 16. The
current names will be displayed on the bottom row of the LCD. Additionally, the sub menu title “INPUT
NAMES” will be displayed in the upper right corner.
* * *
Figure 16 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Input Names Sub Menu
Press button(s) 1 - 6 to select an input to be named. The LED above that button will light. Press the LEVEL
UP or LEVEL DOWN button(s) to scroll through the available names, which are listed in tables 5 and 6.
Video
Sources
LCD NAME
DEFINITION
DVD
Digital Video Disc
GAME
Video Game
HDTV
High Definition Television
LD1
Laser Disc #1
LD2
Laser Disc #2
SAT1
Satellite TV #1
SAT2
Satellite TV #2
TV
Television Set
VCR1
Video Cassette Recorder #1
VCR2
Video Cassette Recorder #2
Table 5 - Available Video Source Names
Audio
Sources
LCD NAME
CD
DAC
DAT
PRE
TAPE
TUNE
DEFINITION
Compact Disc
Digital to Analog Converter
Digital Audio Tape
Pre Amplifier
Audio Cassette Tape
AM/FM Tuner
Blank Name
Table 6 - Available Audio Source Names
To exit, press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu (shown in figure 9). Press SET-UP
once more to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled
using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
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Set-Up - Miscellaneous
This function allows the user to: 1) Set the amount of time (delay) that the video monitor displays an
applicable current menu before clearing X seconds after the last button is pressed; 2) Set a delayed
activation time for the REMOTE POWER 2 and 3 jacks on the rear panel (for details, please reference items
5 and 6 on page 7 - REAR PANEL LAYOUT); and 3) Set the video monitor display to NTSC or PAL.
On the video monitor display, the delay applies to all menus except SET-UP, MODE, BALANCE and TAPE
OUT. These four functions require specific button actions, described in their respective sections of this
manual, to clear the display.
* * *
Figure 17 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP: Misc Sub Menu
To enter this sub menu from the MAIN MENU, press the SET-UP button once and then press button 6
(MISC) once. Press button(s) 1 - 3 to select an option. The LED above that button will light. Press the
LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN button(s) to edit the value. The range for the video display and remote power
jack times is 0-99 seconds, where 0 is off for the on screen display and instant power (no delay) on for the
rear panel remote power jacks.
* * *
Press the SET-UP button once to revert back to the SET-UP menu (shown in figure 9). Press SET-UP once
more to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using
the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
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Set-Up (Second Page): Dolby Digital
This sub menu allows the user to set preferences pertaining to Dolby Digital (AC-3). To access this menu,
from the MAIN MENU, press the SET-UP button once and go to the second page of Set-Up by pressing the
A-D button once (see figure 10 on page 14). Then press the 1 button.
* * *
Figure 18 - Front Panel Display of the SET-UP (Second Page): Dolby Digital Sub Menu
Press button(s) 1-5 to select an option. The LED above that button will light. Press the LEVEL UP or LEVEL
DOWN button(s) to edit the value.
* * *
In 2 channel mode (2CHMDE) the available settings are AUTO [detect], Dolby Pro Logic (PRO) and NONE.
The 2 Channel Mode is used to instruct the Casablanca how to decode a Dolby Digital signal with only 2
discrete encoded channels. If the incoming signal contains an identifying ‘flag’ (a bit within the data stream
which tells the Dolby Digital chip what kind of signal it is) and this parameter is set to:
1) AUTO, the Casablanca will decode the signal in the mode which it was intended to be decoded.
2) PRO, the Casablanca will decode the signal in Dolby Digital and then Dolby Pro Logic.
3) NONE, the Casablanca will decode the signal in Dolby Digital.
COMP refers to compression, where the possible settings are ON or OFF. When this value is set to ON, the
Casablanca will apply the compression values set in HCMP and LCMP to an incoming Dolby Digital signal.
The compression feature is useful for situations such as late night viewing of programs with a wide dynamic
range (whispers to loud gunshots) that might otherwise disturb the neighbors.
In the whispers to gunshots example above, raising the value of LCMP will increase the average level of the
whispers and the average level of the gunshots can be limited by raising the value of HCMP. The range of
LCMP and HCMP is OFF through 7 (1 being the lowest amount of compression and 7 being the highest,
each step being approximately 1 dB).
Note: Compression is available only when the MODE is set to Dolby Digital. Some Dolby Digital sources do
not allow compression, in which case altering these settings will not result in an audible change.
Some source material may contain high levels of LFE which can over power a sub woofer or other speaker(s)
connected to the SUB output(s). Setting the LFE (button # 5) value to -10 will lower the LFE output by 10dB.
This feature is functional only when the MODE is set to either Dolby Digital or DTS.
* * *
To exit, press the SET-UP button once to revert back to the SET-UP menu - second page, (shown in figure
10). Press SET-UP once more to return to the MAIN menu and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME
can be controlled using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
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Balance Function
This function allows the user to temporarily set the FRONT/REAR and LEFT/RIGHT balances as well as the
CENter and SUB woofer speaker levels, in order to adjust for distinct program material characteristics.
The BALANCE adjustments are made with reference to the relative speaker trim levels that are stored in the
SET-UP: Speaker Levels sub menu. The BALANCE adjustments will remain in effect until a new input is
selected or one of the SPEAKER function menus is accessed within the SET-UP menu, at which time they
will automatically return to zero, or center.
Pressing the BALANCE button (shaded in figures 19 and 20) once displays the first page of the BALANCE
menu. This page consists of the FRONT/REAR and LEFT/RIGHT options. A right arrow is displayed in the
lower right corner of the LCD indicating that there are more balance options to select from on the next page.
Pressing the A-D button once will reveal this second page, consisting of temporary level settings for the
CENTER speaker and sub woofer(s) (SUBS). In this second page, a left arrow is displayed in the lower right
corner, again, indicating that pressing the A-D button once more will return the user to the first BALANCE
page. Figure 19 shows the first BALANCE page and figure 20 shows the second.
* * *
Figure 19 - Front Panel Display of the Balance Menu - First Page
Pressing the BALANCE button once displays the first page of the BALANCE menu shown in figure 19.
Press the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons to adjust the FRONT/REAR balance and the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT
buttons to adjust the LEFT/RIGHT balance. (The LCD will show the number of dB up, in direction shown, in 1
dB increments.
Press the A-D button to go to the second page of the BALANCE menu. Press LEVEL UP/DOWN to adjust
the CENTER speaker level (+9 to -9dB, then OFF) and LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT to adjust the SUBS level (+9 to
-9dB, then OFF).
* * *
Figure 20 - Front Panel Display of the Balance Menu - Second Page
Press the BALANCE button once more to return to the MAIN menu and temporarily store any changes.
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REMOTE
CONTROL
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Remote Control Layout
1. POWER. After the rear panel MAIN POWER switch is
turned on, press this button to exit the standby mode.
Pressing POWER again will place the Casablanca into
standby mode, thereby turning off the LCD and muting
all outputs.
2. REMOTE. Activates/deactivates the REMOTE POWER
jack on the rear panel.
3. MUTE. Mutes all audio outputs except the TAPE OUT
jacks. Press again to disable muting.
4. STATUS.
Displays the current status of the
Casablanca on the video monitor if optional video card
is installed and video display is enabled.
5. INPUTS. Individual buttons which select the desired
input channel. Within a function’s sub menu page(s),
these buttons select sub functions to edit. When
pressed, they activate a corresponding LED on the
front panel and an arrow on the video monitor.
6. A-D. Routes either the digital, analog or RF input jack
to the currently selected input channel.
7. SELECT + and -. Incrementally changes the INPUT
channel, thereby taking the place of buttons 1 to 6.
8. LEVELS UP and DOWN. Adjusts master volume for
all speaker outputs.
Also increments/decrements
parameter values in most edit modes and shifts
FRONT/REAR audio balance and CENTER speaker
level in the BALANCE menus.
9. LEVELS LEFT and RIGHT. Shifts the audio balance
to the left or right and adjusts the SUB woofer level
when the BALANCE function is selected. Also used to
increment/decrement some parameter values in the
SET-UP menus. Adjusts EQ value in the INPUT
SELECT menu and adjust the MASTER VOLUME
level when in most sub menus.
10. DISPLAY. Changes the front panel LCD brightness
between off, low, medium and high.
11. PHASE.
outputs.
Inverts the phase (180°) of all speaker
Figure 21 - Remote Control Layout
12. MODE. Activates/deactivates the MODE select pages for currently selected input.
13. TAPE OUT. Routes an audio or video input (source) to the TAPE OUT jacks.
14. BALANCE. Activates the BALANCE menus in order to set a temporary balance configuration to adjust for different
program characteristics.
15. SET-UP. Displays 2 pages of sub menus which provides access for setting speaker configurations/levels/delays,
analog input levels, naming inputs, setting the display & remote power jack time-out delays, selecting the video type
and setting options for incoming Dolby Digital signals.
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REMOTE CONTROL OPERATIONS
This section describes the functionality of the Casablanca’s hand held remote only. For front panel
functionality descriptions, please refer to the section entitled FRONT PANEL OPERATIONS on page 9.
Descriptions for remote buttons/functionality not covered in this section can be found in the preceding
REMOTE CONTROL LAYOUT section. Features and functional descriptions which are common to both front
panel and remote operations are covered in the FRONT PANEL section only and therefore not repeated in
this section.
Input Select Menu and Non Menu Functions
When the rear panel MAIN POWER switch is turned on, the Casablanca enters standby mode. Pressing the
POWER button once will result in the video monitor displaying a start-up routine and then the INPUT
SELECT menu for x seconds, where x represents the time parameter value that is stored in the SET-UP:
MISCELLANEOUS sub menu, DISPLAY feature. Figure 22 shows an example of this menu.
INPUT SELECT
1 LD1
2 VCR1
→ 3 SAT
4 TV
5 DAC
6 TAPE
ANALOG
EQ: 1
PHASE:0
LEVEL:42
Figure 22 - Video Monitor Display of the INPUT SELECT Menu
Pressing buttons 1 through 6 or SELECT UP/DOWN will select a desired input, or audio source. An arrow
will point to the currently selected input.
Pressing the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons will adjust the master volume for all speakers. This value ranges
from 0 to 73 (relative maximum) and will be shown on the video monitor for x seconds.
Pressing the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT buttons will adjust the EQ value between OFF, 1, 2, 3 and 4, and will be
shown on the video monitor for x seconds. Refer to page 9 for additional information pertaining to the EQ.
Pressing the A-D button will toggle the currently selected input between ANALOG and DIGITAL and will be
shown on the video monitor for x seconds. Select either ANALOG or DIGITAL, whichever corresponds to the
signal format being sent to the currently selected input. Please refer to page 10 for additional information
regarding the A-D button and priority switching.
The MUTE button will toggle the audio on and off in all speakers each time it is pressed. When the mute
function in enabled, the LEVEL parameter value will be replaced with the word MUTING, which will remain
displayed on monitor for x seconds. If the MUTE button is pressed again or the LEVEL UP or DOWN buttons
are pressed, the word MUTING will be replaced with the LEVEL parameter value . This is assuming that if
the selected input is set to DIGITAL, that data exists at this input. i.e. the LOCK LED is on. The MUTE
feature is active in all menus.
The DISPLAY button will toggle the front panel LCD brightness between off, low, medium and high. This
feature will have no effect on the video display.
Repeatedly pressing the PHASE button simultaneously toggles all of the main audio output’s phase between
0 and 180 degrees, and displays this on the monitor for x seconds. The PHASE parameter is only adjustable
from the remote since its effect can be best detected from the listening position.
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Status Display
This display, accessible from the hand held remote and viewed on the video monitor display only, provides
the user with a ‘quick view’ of the most pertinent current settings of the Casablanca. It is available from any
menu or sub menu simply by pressing the STATUS button.
STATUS
INPUT: VCR1 ANALOG
MODE:
DOLBY PROLOGIC
TAPE:
LD1
ANALOG
EQ: OFF
PHASE: 0
LEVEL:42
Figure 23 - Video Monitor Display of the Status Display
When the STATUS display is activated, its title is displayed in the upper left corner along with the following:
•
•
•
•
•
The current INPUT NAME and input audio type.
The current MODE.
The current TAPE OUT source and audio type to be recorded.
The EQ parameter value of OFF, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
The PHASE parameter value of 0° or 180° along with the master volume LEVEL is displayed on the last
line. If an input is set to DIGITAL and not locked or the MUTE button is activated, the master volume
LEVEL will be replaced with MUTING.
Pressing a function button will clear the STATUS display and show the current function menu. Pressing an
input button (1 - 6) will show the INPUT menu.
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Mode Function
Pressing the MODE button once displays the first “page” of the MODE menu. This page consists of 6
different signal ‘processing’ modes, one of which can be selected and applied to the current input. The video
monitor displays the menu title “MODE” in the upper left corner and the currently selected input name in the
upper right. An arrow will point to the currently active mode. As indicated by the on screen instructions at the
bottom of the monitor, pressing the A-D button once will reveal a second page consisting of 6 additional
modes. In this second page, the menu title MODE is also displayed in the upper left corner, the currently
selected input name in the upper right and the same on screen instructions at the bottom. Figure 24 shows
the first MODE page and figure 25 shows the second.
MODE
1
2
3
4
→5
6
INPUT: LD1
MATRIX
SPECIAL MATRIX
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
DOLBY DIGITAL
DTS
STEREO
PRESS A / D FOR MORE MODES
PRESS MODE TO EXIT
Figure 24 - Video Monitor Display of the MODE Menu - First Page
If necessary, press the A-D button to select the page with the desired MODE, then press button 1 - 6 or
SELECT UP/DOWN to select the mode. An arrow will point to the mode selected. The modes shown in
figures 24 and 25 are described on pages 11 - 13.
Please refer to page 11 for additional information regarding selection of DOLBY DIGITAL inputs and page 23
for additional Dolby Digital options.
***
MODE
1
→2
3
4
5
6
INPUT: LD1
ANALOG DIRECT
ANALOG MATRIX
MONO
CIRCLE ENCODED
CIRCLE NON-ENC
CIRCLE CINEMA
PRESS A / D FOR MORE MODES
PRESS MODE TO EXIT
Figure 25 - Video Monitor Display of the MODE Menu - Second Page
After selecting a mode for the current input channel, press the MODE button once more to clear the video
monitor of this menu and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL
UP/DOWN buttons in these 2 menus.
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Tape Out Function
This feature simultaneously controls the routing of signals to the video, analog and digital tape out jacks.
Pressing the TAPE OUT button once displays the TAPE OUT menu, shown in figure 26, on the video monitor
display. The menu title “TAPE OUT” is displayed in the upper left corner and the input audio signal type that
the user wants to record is displayed in the upper right. The INPUT NAMES shown in this figure are for
example only and will most likely differ from the users set up.
TAPE OUT
1
2
→3
4
5
6
ANALOG
LD1
VCR1
SAT1
TV
CD
TAPE
PRESS A / D T O CHANGE A / D
PRESS 1 - 6 T O SELECT
PRESS TAPE OUT TO EXI T
Figure 26 - Video Monitor Display of the Tape Out Menu
To route a signal to the appropriate TAPE OUT jack(s), press the TAPE OUT button and then select a source
for the TAPE OUT by pressing one of the 1 - 6 buttons. An arrow will point to the source selected. For audio
sources, press the A-D button to toggle between ANALOG and MAINDA (Digital), whichever matches the
input source format that the user intends to record. A video source will be routed to the video TAPE OUT
jack, a digital audio source to the digital and analog audio TAPE OUT jacks and an analog audio source to
the analog audio TAPE OUT jacks
Now the routing is completed, press TAPE OUT again to clear the video display and save any changes. The
MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds]. Please refer to page 14 for additional TAPE
OUT features and options information.
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Set-Up Function
This function provides access to a series of sub menus that will allow the configuration of the entire system.
In this section, all features of the SET-UP menu are discussed along with a diagram of each video monitor
display. Only those functions that have a direct relationship to the one being edited will be active in edit
modes. Access to all other functions will be temporarily disabled during this time.
Pressing the SET-UP button once changes the video display to the first page of the SET-UP menu shown in
figure 27.
SET - UP
1
2
→3
4
5
6
PAGE 1
SPEAKER CONFIG
SPEAKER LEVELS
SPEAKER DELAYS
ANALOG IN LEVELS
INPUT NAMES
MISCELLANEOUS
PRESS 1 - 6 TO SELECT
PRESS A / D FOR MORE OPT
PRESS SET- UP TO EXI T
Figure 27 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP Menu- Page 1
The menu title “SET-UP” is displayed in the upper left corner and the menu page number in the upper right.
As indicated by the on screen instructions, pressing the A-D button provides additional SET-UP functions on
the second page.
As shown in figure 27, buttons 1, 2 and 3 are assigned to speaker related functions, button 4 to analog input
levels, button 5 to channel input names and button 6 to miscellaneous functions which include the display and
remote power jack activation times (referred to as the time out feature) and video format settings. The
second page (figure 28) consists of additional Dolby Digital set up parameters. Refer to page 23 for
functional descriptions of these parameters.
Pressing buttons 1 - 6 for the desired SET-UP feature will in turn display a sub menu providing editable
functions and additional information for that feature.
SET - UP
PAGE 2
→ 1 DOLBY DIGITAL
PRESS 1 TO SELECT
PRESS A / D FOR MORE OPT
PRESS SET- UP TO EXI T
Figure 28 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP Menu- Page 2
After the last sub menu changes have been made, press the SET-UP button again to return to this SET-UP
menu. Pressing the SET-UP button once more clears the video display of this menu and stores any changes.
The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons in these 2 menus.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up - Speaker Configuration
This sub menu allows the user to configure speakers to reflect the audio system configuration or the listener’s
preference, for the available speakers and their respective frequency responses.
SPEAKER CONFIGURATION
1
2
→3
4
5
LT / RT:
FULL RANGE
CENTER:
40HZ
6 DB
SUR:
PHANTOM
NUMBER OF SUBS 1
SUBS CONFIG: XOVER
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
1- 5 TO SEL SPEAKER
UP/ DOW N FOR FREQ
LT/ RT FOR SLOPE
SET-UP TO EXIT
Figure 29 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Configuration Sub Menu
To configure the Casablanca to reflect a specific speaker set up, press the SET-UP button once and then
SPEAKER CONFIG (button 1) once. Figure 29 shows the sub menu that will be seen on the video monitor
display. The upper left of the display shows the menu title and the current setting(s) for each speaker are
displayed on the right.
Press buttons 1-5 to select the speaker(s) to be configured. An arrow will be displayed next to the selection.
Press LEVEL UP/DOWN to cycle through the options for each speaker. For any speakers that are set to be
crossed over, pressing LEVEL UP/DOWN changes the crossover frequency and pressing LEVEL
LEFT/RIGHT changes the slope setting. The available options for all speakers are shown in Table 3 on page
16. A more detailed discussion of the Casablanca’s crossover frequencies, slopes and sub woofers follows
table 3.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu. Press SET-UP once more to exit SET-UP,
clear the display and store any changes.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up - Speaker Levels
This function allows the user to set the relative level of each speaker in order to reflect the audio system
speaker configuration, room characteristics or the listener’s preference. The relative range is -15dB to
+10dB. These levels are stored in the Casablanca’s memory and can be changed in the SET-UP: Speaker
Levels sub menu shown in figure 30. The BALANCE function (discussed later) allows the user to
temporarily adjust the Left/Right and Front/Rear balances and the center and sub channel levels to
compensate for differences in program material or source.
To display the SET-UP: Speaker Levels sub menu press SET-UP once, then button 2 (SPEAKER LEVELS)
once. The current relative level of each configured speaker will be displayed, in dB, on the right side of the
monitor. Additionally, the sub menu title “LEVELS” will be displayed in the upper left corner. The SOURCE
(the name assigned to INPUT 1 or the NOISE type) is displayed in the upper right corner. It is important to
note that this is a global function, thus levels are not stored by source
LEVELS
1
2
→3
4
5
6
SOURCE : LD1
ALL
SUB WOOFERS
+5 DB
LEFT
0 DB
CENTER
+2 DB
RIGHT
0 DB
LEFT SUR
- 8 DB
RIGHT SUR
- 8 DB
P R E S S A/ D TO SEL SOURCE
P R E S S UP/ DN TO ADJ LEVEL
P R E S S SET- UP TO EXIT
Figure 30 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Levels Sub Menu
Press buttons 1-6 to select the speaker to be changed. An arrow will point to the selection. Press LEVEL UP
or LEVEL DOWN to increase or decrease the relative level of the selected speaker.
To aid in establishing a desired system speaker level balance, the Casablanca provides the user with the
option of either routing the currently selected audio signal to all speakers simultaneously, or routing an
internally generated noise signal to output to either the currently selected speaker or to all speakers
simultaneously.** Refer to page 18 for additional information regarding the noise generator.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu. Press SET-UP once more clear the display
and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level
down/up respectively, in this sub menu. The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up - Speaker Delays
This sub menu allows the user to set a time delay for the center and surround speakers to reflect the audio
system configuration, room characteristics or the listener’s preference. The allowable range for the center
speaker is 0 to 5 milliseconds (mS), 15 to 30 mS for all matrixed surround speakers (MATRIX) and 0 to 15
mS for all discrete (5.1) surround speakers. Since discrete sources are recorded with surround delays, it is
recommended that the 5.1 delay setting be 15 mS less than the MATRIX setting.
To display the SET-UP: Speaker Delays sub menu shown in figure 31 press the SET-UP button once, then
button 3 (SPEAKER DELAYS) once. The current delay settings will be displayed in the right hand column of
the monitor. Additionally, the sub menu title “SPEAKER DELAYS” will be displayed in the upper left corner.
SPEAKER DELAYS
1 CENTER:
2 MATRIX:
→ 3 5.1:
2 MSEC
20 MSEC
5 MSEC
P R E S S 1- 3 TO SEL SPEAKER
P R E S S UP/ DN TO ADJ DELAY
P R E S S SET- UP TO EX IT
Figure 31 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Speaker Delays Sub Menu
In this sub menu, CENTER refers to the front center speaker, MATRIX refers to the surround speakers when
DOLBY PRO LOGIC or MATRIX/non multi channel discrete mode is utilized, and 5.1 refers to the surround
speakers when Dolby Digital or DTS is utilized, if equipped.
Press buttons 1, 2 or 3 to select the desired speaker(s). An arrow will point to the selection just made. Press
the LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN button respectively to increase or decrease the delay time of the selected
speaker. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up
respectively, in this sub menu.
Please refer to the Figure 14 - Rear Delay Settings on page 19 to assist in calculating delay times.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu. Press SET-UP once more to clear the display
and store any changes.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up - Analog Input Levels
This function allows the user to adjust the relative ANALOG input LEVEL of each input source for those
modes which require an analog to digital conversion. For example a VCR used with DOLBY PRO LOGIC or
Simple MATRIX modes. This function does not affect source levels when digital audio input is selected. The
allowable relative range is -22 dB to +19 dB.
To access this menu, press SET-UP once, then press the ANALOG IN LEVEL (button 4) once. The Analog
in Levels sub menu is shown in figure 32.
ANALOG I N LEVELS
1
2
→3
4
5
6
LD1
VCR1
SAT
TV
DAC
TAPE
0
+ 3
+ 3
+ 3
-14
+ 2
DB
DB
DB
DB
DB
DB
PRESS 1- 6 TO SEL SOURCE
PRESS UP/ DN TO ADJ LEVEL
PRESS SET- UP TO EXIT
Figure 32 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Analog Input Levels Sub Menu
Press buttons 1 - 6 to select an input. An arrow will point to the selection just made. Press the LEVEL UP or
LEVEL DOWN button(s) to adjust the relative input level. The A-D button is not used in this sub menu and
therefore disabled. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level
down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu. Press SET-UP once more to clear the display
and store any changes.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up - Input Names
This function allows the user to assign a name to each numbered input source. Press SET-UP once, then
press the INPUT NAMES button (5) once. The display will shift to the sub menu shown in figure 33. The
current names will be displayed in the right hand column of the display. Additionally, the sub menu title
“INPUT NAMES” will be displayed in the upper left corner.
INPUT NAMES
1
2
→3
4
5
6
LD1
VCR1
SAT1
TV
DAC
TAPE
PRESS 1- 6 TO SEL INPUT
PRESS UP/ DN TO ADJ NAME
PRESS SET - UP TO EXIT
Figure 33 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Input Names Sub Menu
Press button(s) 1 - 6 to select an input to be named. An arrow will point to the selection just made. Press the
LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN button(s) to scroll through the available names, which are listed in Tables 5 and
6 on page 21. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up
respectively, in this sub menu.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu. Press SET-UP once more to clear the display
and store any changes.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up - Miscellaneous
This function allows the user to: 1) Set the amount of time (delay) that the video monitor displays an
applicable current menu before clearing X seconds after the last button is pressed. The delay applies to all
menus except SET-UP, MODE, BALANCE and TAPE OUT. These four functions require specific button
actions, described in their respective sections of this manual, to clear the display. 2) Set a delayed activation
time for the REMOTE POWER 2 and 3 jacks on the rear panel (for details please reference items 5 and 6 on
page 7); and 3) Set the video monitor display to NTSC or PAL.
MISCELLANEOUS
1 D I SP LAY T I ME:
→ 2 REM PW R TIME:
3 VIDEO CONFIG:
12 SEC
8 SEC
NTSC
PRESS 1 - 3 TO SELECT I TEM
PRESS UP / DN TO ADJUST
PRESS SET - UP T O EX I T
Figure 34 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP: Miscellaneous Sub Menu
Press SET-UP once, then press the MISCELLANEOUS button (6) once. The display will shift to the sub
menu shown in figure 34. The current values are displayed in the right hand column of the display.
Additionally, the sub menu title “MISCELLANEOUS” will be displayed in the upper left corner. Press
button(s) 1 - 3 to select an option. An arrow will point to the selection just made. Press the LEVEL
UP/DOWN button(s) to edit the value. The range for the DISPLAY and REM PWR TIMEs is 0 to 99 seconds
where 0 is off for the on screen display and instant power (no delay) for the rear panel remote power jacks.
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu. Press SET-UP once more to clear the display
and store any changes. The MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level
down/up respectively, in this sub menu.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Set-Up (Second Page): Dolby Digital
This sub menu allows the user to set preferences pertaining to Dolby Digital (AC-3). To access this menu,
press SET-UP once and go to the second page of SET-UP by pressing the A-D button once (see figure 28 on
page 31). Then press the 1 button.
SET - UP DOLBY D I G I TAL
Æ1
2
3
4
5
2CH MODE: PRO LOG I C
COMPRESSION: ON
H I COMPRESSION: 2
LO COMPRESSION: 1
LFE:GAIN: - 10
PRESS 1 - 5 TO SELECT
PRESS UP / DN TO ADJUST
PRESS SET - UP T O EX I T
Figure 35 - Video Monitor Display of the SET-UP (Second Page): Dolby Digital Sub Menu
Press button(s) 1-5 to select an option. An arrow will point to the selection just made. Press the LEVEL UP
or LEVEL DOWN button(s) to edit the value.
* * *
In 2 channel mode (2CHMDE) the available settings are AUTO-DETECT, PRO LOGIC and NO PRO LOGIC.
The 2 Channel Mode is used to tell the Casablanca how to decode a Dolby Digital signal with only 2 discrete
encoded channels. If the incoming signal contains an identifying ‘flag’ (a bit within the data stream which tells
the Dolby Digital chip what kind of signal it is) and this parameter is set to:
1) AUTO-DETECT, the Casablanca will decode the signal in the mode which it was intended to be decoded.
2) PRO LOGIC, the Casablanca will decode the signal in Dolby Digital and then Dolby Pro Logic.
3) NO PRO LOGIC, the Casablanca will decode the signal in Dolby Digital.
The possible COMPRESSION settings are ON or OFF. When this value is set to ON, the Casablanca will
apply the compression values set in HI COMPRESSION and LO COMPRESSION to an incoming Dolby
Digital signal.
The user has a choice of setting the HI and LO COMPRESSION ratios individually. The valid range for both
is OFF to 7.
Some source material may contain high levels of LFE which can over power a sub woofer or other speaker(s)
connected to the SUB output(s). Setting the LFE (button # 5) value to -10 will lower the LFE output by 10dB.
Please refer to page 23 for additional Dolby Digital set up details
* * *
Press the SET-UP button once to return to the SET-UP menu - second page. Press SET-UP once more to
clear the display and store any changes. In this sub menu, the MASTER VOLUME can be controlled using
the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT, for level down/up respectively.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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Balance Function
This function allows the user to temporarily set the FRONT/REAR and LEFT/RIGHT balances as well as the
CENTER and SUBS speaker levels, in order to adjust for distinct program material characteristics.
The BALANCE adjustments are made with reference to the relative speaker trim levels that are stored in the
SET-UP: Speaker Levels sub menu. The BALANCE adjustments will remain in effect until a new input is
selected or one of the SPEAKER function menus is accessed within the SET-UP menu, at which time they
will automatically return to zero, or center.
Pressing the BALANCE button once displays the first page of the BALANCE menu. This page consists of
the FRONT/REAR and LEFT/RIGHT options. Pressing the A-D button once will reveal this second page,
consisting of temporary level settings for the CENTER speaker and sub woofer(s) (SUBS). Figure 36 shows
the first BALANCE page and figure 37 shows the second.
BAL ANCE
PAGE 1
FRONT
0
REAR
>>>>>>>■ <<<<<<<
LEFT
0
R I GHT
>>>>>>>■ <<<<<<<
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
U P / DO W N FOR F / R
L E F T / RIG HT FOR L / R
A / D FOR MORE OPT
BALANCE TO EXIT
Figure 36 - Video Monitor Display of the Balance Menu - First Page
Press the LEVEL UP/DOWN buttons to adjust the FRONT/REAR balance and the LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT
buttons to adjust the LEFT/RIGHT balance. The video monitor will show the number of dB up, in direction
shown, in 1 dB increments.
Press the A-D button to go to the second page of the BALANCE menu. Press LEVEL UP/DOWN to adjust
the CENTER speaker (+9 to -9, then OFF) and LEVEL LEFT/RIGHT to adjust the SUBS level(s) (+9 to -9,
then OFF).
BAL ANCE
PAGE 2
CENTER: 0
SUBS: 1
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
U P / DO W N FOR CENT ER
L T / RT FOR SUBS
A / D FOR MORE OPT
BALANCE TO EXIT
Figure 37 - Video Monitor Display of the Balance Menu - Second Page
Press the BALANCE button once more to temporarily store the changes, if any, and clear the display.
The display will not time out [automatically clear in X seconds].
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APPENDIXES
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Appendix A
Troubleshooting Guide
If the Casablanca should function abnormally during operation, please review the items in the following
checklist. Please be sure to thoroughly check all other connected components such as speakers, amplifiers,
input devices (CD/LD transport, VCR, TV, etc.) as well as cables.
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Remedy
Mute on permanently.
No Lock LED.
No digital source connected.
No power or front panel
lights and no sound.
Power cable is not inserted 100% into IEC
connector.
No “LOCK” light.
Circuit breaker is open (AC outlet or
Casablanca).
Defective or intermittent cable.
Verify valid data at selected digital input.
Verify that source is connected to current
channel input.
Ensure that the AC cord is inserted all the
way into the Casablanca and that the wall
outlet is active.
Check the AC outlet circuit breaker and reset,
if necessary or contact your dealer.
Verify that the digital cable is not defective by
checking the continuity, that both ends are
firmly connected. If possible, try a different
cable.
Set current input to DIGITAL by pressing A-D
button on front panel. Also check digital
source for proper operation.
Verify that the source component is
functioning correctly and outputting valid
digital data.
Ensure that the output cable from the source
component is connected to its active digital
output.
Verify valid data at selected input.
Adjust analog input level until the red clip LED
goes off.
In the SET-UP: SPKR CONFIG sub menu,
set the speaker to an appropriate parameter
for your system.
Increase analog input level as high as
possible without clipping.
Set the number of SUBs to reflect the current
speaker configuration in the SET-UP: SPKR
CONFIG sub menu.
Review the MODE Button section, detailed
on pages 11 & 12, to select a MODE that
functions for both the current input signal
format as well as the desired configuration
effects.
Ensure that one or more speakers are
crossed over in the SET-UP: SPKR CONFIG
sub menu.
N/A.
Current input is set to analog.
Defective source component.
Source component improperly connected.
No audio output.
Distortion from analog
input.
No output from a
speaker.
No Lock LED.
Clipping.
Low output from
analog source.
No Sub Woofer.
Analog input level set too low.
an
Speaker set to OFF or PHTM (Phantom).
SUB is set to 0.
The currently selected MODE does not
support sub woofers.
No speakers are crossed over.
The current program material does not
contain an LFE track.
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Appendix B
Wiring Diagrams and Speaker Placement Guides
This section provides example illustrations of various input and output wiring schemes as well as examples of
speaker placement in a typical room. Before making any connections, please turn off ALL audio and video
devices. Unplug those that do not have a main power switch. To avoid audible distortion and/or overall signal
degradation, do not use standard audio cables for digital audio or video signals. It is recommended that all
cables, including speaker cables be kept as short as possible for best sound quality.
Input and Tape Out Connections
Figure 38 - Examples of Input and Tape Out Connections
Rear Panel Remote and Main Power Jacks
The first four 3.5 mm jacks on the rear panel (remote power and main power 1 through 3) are +12V DC current
limiting* outputs (tip = hot, sleeve = ground) and are intended to be connected to devices which feature
continuous control voltage inputs. The remote control extender jack is a TRS jack which accepts an IR input
signal on the ring while simultaneously providing +12V DC on the tip as a power source for the remote IR
receiver. This leaves the sleeve as the ground. The MAIN POWER 1 jack is activated immediately upon exiting
the standby mode (pressing the front panel POWER button), the MAIN POWER 2 jack is activated X seconds
after exiting standby and the MAIN POWER 3 jack is activated X times 2 seconds after exiting standby. X
represents the time, in seconds, stored in the SET-UP: MISC: sub menu, RPWR parameter value
*Current limiting resistor is 33: 0. 5W. This means that the more current a device to be triggered draws, the
more the output voltage gets reduced. The formula is : Output voltage =12 – (I x 33), where I = the current draw
from the triggered device, in Amperes. Refer to the device’s manual for this information. The Casablanca’s
maximum output current is 100mA, which, by using the above formula, means that with a 100mA draw, the
output voltage will be 8.7 volts, although most triggered circuits have virtually no current draw.
Toggling the front panel REMOTE button will switch the REMOTE power jack output between 0 and 12VDC. It
will revert to zero when the Casablanca is put into standby mode.
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Six Channel Single-Ended Output Wiring Diagram
Figure 39 - Recommended Wiring Scheme Using the Six Channel Single-Ended
Output Card
Figure 40 - Recommended Speaker Placement for Six Channel Configuration
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Six Channel Balanced Output Wiring Diagram
Figure 41 - Recommended Wiring Scheme Using Six Balanced Channels
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Nine Channel Balanced Output Wiring Diagram
Figure 42 - Recommended Wiring Scheme Using Nine Balanced Channels
Figure 43 - Recommended Speaker Placement for Nine Channel Configuration
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APPENDIX C
Factory Settings and Blank Setting Charts
BUTTON 1
MENU NAME
Main Mode
Main A-D
Tape Out
Set-Up: Config
Levels
Delays
Analog In
In Name
Misc.
Dolby Digital
MATRIX
DIGITL
SELECTED
FULL
0
0
0
LD1
5
AUTO
BUTTON 1
2
3
4
5
6
A-D
MATRIX
ANALOG
FULL
0
20
0
VCR1
5
OFF
PROLOGIC
DIGITAL
FULL
0
5
0
SAT1
NTSC
OFF
MATRIX
ANALOG
1
0
0
TV
OFF
STEREO
ANALOG
FULL
0
0
DAC
0
STEREO
ANALOG
0
0
TAPE
-
ANALOG
-
2
3
4
5
6
A-D
MENU NAME
Main Mode
Main A-D
Tape Out
Set-Up: Config
Levels
Delays
Analog In
In Name
Misc.
Dolby Digital
-
BUTTON 1
2
3
MENU NAME
Main Mode
Main A-D
Tape Out
Set-Up: Config
Levels
Delays
Analog In
In Name
Misc.
Dolby Digital
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
5
6
A-D
-
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Appendix D
Remote Extender Jack Technical Description and Protocol
The remote extender jack on the Casablanca rear panel serves as a direct electrical pathway to the input section of
the main microcontroller. Using this jack eliminates the need to attach an IR transmitting device to the front panel
IR receiver. This input requires a demodulated signal.
Remote system: Phillips RC5
System address: 10 hex (00010000 binary) (5 bit system address)
6 bit button code:
Button
1
2
3
4
5
6
A/D
MUTE
MODE
TAPE OUT
SET-UP
BALANCE
DISP
PWR
UP
DOWN
REM PWR
STAT
LEFT
RIGHT
PHASE
SEL UP
SEL DOWN
Code (hex)
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C
0D
0E
0F
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Code (binary)
00000001
00000010
00000011
00000100
00000101
00000110
00000111
00001000
00001001
00001010
00001011
00001100
00001101
00001110
00001111
00010000
00010001
00010010
00010011
00010100
00010101
00010110
00010111
Electrical Requirements:
Jack: 3.5mm stereo mini-phone
Tip: 12v current limited dc supply from Casablanca (for phantom power)
Ring: Signal, 0-5 v peak-to-peak. (Is pulled high in Casablanca)
Sleeve: Ground
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Appendix E
Inputs:
Specifications
Analog audio:
6 stereo pairs (RCA)
Minimum Input Level:
Digital Audio:
Main Digital In Card:
AUX Digital In Card:
Video:
10: 6 coaxial (RCA), 4 optical (2 TosLink, 2 open for optional AT&T or Theta
Digital proprietary Single Mode)
6: 2 AC-3 RF (RCA), 1 AES/EBU (Balanced XLR), 1 BNC, 2 optical (1
TosLink, 1 open for optional AT&T or Theta Digital proprietary Single Mode).
10: 6 composite (RCA), 4 S-Video, NTSC and PAL compatible, Input level & impedance: 1Vpp, 75Ω
IR Receiver:
Outputs:
50 mVrms Input Impedance: 10 KΩ
3.5mm stereo phone jack (rear panel).
Analog audio:
Speaker outputs: 9 channels max.: Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left Front Sub, Right
Front Sub, Left Surround Sub, Right surround Sub (All balanced XLR along with separate + and single ended [RCA] outputs for each. The Single-ended outputs on the Superior card consist of a +
[RCA] output for each channel).
Speaker outputs: 6 min on Standard quality single ended card: Left, Right, Center, Sub, Left Surround, Right
Surround.
Speaker outputs: 2 min on preamp version (Balanced XLR available in Superior Quality only).
Output Impedance: Superior Card: 10 Ohms on SE output, 20 Ohms on balanced output.
Standard Cards: 36.5 ohms on SE output, 70 Ohms on balanced output.
Maximum Output Level:
Balanced: 20 Vrms, Single Ended: 10 Vrms
2 stereo (RCA) pair (Tape Out) on Analog In card.
Digital audio:
Digital Out Card (optional): 8: 1 AES/EBU (Balanced XLR), 1 Single-Ended (RCA), 1 Optional AT&T
or Theta Proprietary Single-Mode for Front Left/Right, and Single ended
for all other channel pairs (Center/LFfsub, L/R Surround, RFsub/LSsub,
RSsub/non-active Center sub, non-active Lsde/Rsde)
2 coaxial (RCA) Tape Out’s.
Main Digital In card:
Video:
4: 1 Main, 1 Tape out (both composite [RCA]), 1 Main, 1 Tape out (both S-Video), all on Video In
card, NTSC and PAL compatible
Remote Power:
3 rear panel 3.5mm mono phone jacks: +12VDC (continuous) triggered.
Digital Data: 2 Volume Control Data on Digital Out card
Modes/Processes:
Matrix, Special Matrix, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital (optional), DTS (optional), Stereo, Mono, Analog
Direct, Analog Matrix, Circle Surround (optional), Spatializer (optional).
Conversion:
A/D Conversion: 20-bit Delta-Sigma, D/A Conversion: 20-bit Ladder (8X over sampling) with superior
quality card, 18 bit Delta-Sigma with standard quality card.
Frequency Response:
20 Hz-20 kHz, ± 0.2dB, Ref. 1KHz
THD+Noise:
Less than 0.002% @ 1KHz, maximum output level
Dynamic Range:
120dB minimum, 20KHz bandwidth, Ref. 1KHZ
Signal to Noise Ratio:
120dB minimum, 20KHz bandwidth, Ref. 1KHz at maximum output level
Power Requirements:
117 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 120 watts with all options installed.
Dimensions:
19”W x 16”D x 7.5”H (483 x 406 x 191 mm)
Weight:
43 Lbs (19.5 Kg) Stand alone, 50 Lbs (22.7 Kg) Boxed with accessories
Environment:
Operating Temperature:
Storage Temperature:
Relative Humidity:
Remote Control:
1 hand-held, battery powered control unit uses 2 AAA batteries
32 to 95 F (0 to 35 C)
-22 to 167 F (-30 to 75 C)
95% maximum without condensation
Specifications subject to change without notice..
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90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(5 Year optional extended service contract)
1.
Theta Digital Corporation, henceforth referred to as Theta, warrants the product designated herein to be free of
manufacturing defects in material and workmanship, subject to the conditions set forth herein, for a period of 90 days
from the date of purchase by the original purchaser, henceforth referred to as purchaser. If the purchaser registers the
unit with Theta by mailing in the warranty card, together with a copy of the bill of sale, within 14 days of the date of
purchase, said purchaser will be registered for an extended service contract. The extended service contract extends
the 90 days to a period of 5 years from the date of purchase by the original purchaser or no later than 7 years from the
date of shipment to the authorized Theta dealer, whichever comes first.
2.
CONDITIONS
This warranty is subject to the following conditions and limitations. The warranty is void and inapplicable if the product
has been used or handled other than in accordance with the instructions in the owner's manual, abused or misused,
damaged by accident or neglect or in being transported, or if the defect is due to the product being repaired or
tampered with or modified by anyone other than Theta or an authorized Theta repair center. In the unlikely event that
the unit requires service, contact Theta for an RA (Return Authorization) number. The product must be packed and
returned to Theta or an authorized Theta repair center by the customer at his or her sole expense. Theta will pay
return freight of its choice. A returned product must be accompanied by a written description of the defect, a
photocopy of the original purchase receipt, and a daytime phone number where the owner can be reached. The
unaltered receipt must clearly list model and serial number, the date of purchase, the name and address of the
purchaser and authorized dealer and the purchase price. Theta reserves the right to modify the design of any product
without obligation to purchasers of previously manufactured products and to change the prices or specifications of any
product without notice or obligation to any person.
3.
REMEDY
In the event the above product fails to meet the warranty, and the above conditions have been met, the purchaser's
sole remedy under the limited warranty shall be to obtain an RA number and return the product to Theta or an
authorized Theta repair center where the defect will be rectified without charge for parts or labor.
4.
LIMITED TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
This warranty is for the sole benefit of the original purchaser of the covered product and shall not be transferred to a
subsequent purchaser of the product.
5.
DURATION OF WARRANTY
This warranty expires 90 days after the date of original purchase. If Theta receives the completed warranty
registration card within 14 days of original purchase, this period is extended to the fifth anniversary of the original date
of purchase or no later that the seventh anniversary of the shipment to the authorized Theta dealer, whichever comes
first.
6.
MISCELLANEOUS
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ABOVE PRODUCT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THIS WARRANTY. THE WARRANTY DOES NOT EXTEND TO ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL COSTS
OR DAMAGES TO THE PURCHASER. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or
an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
7.
WARRANTOR
Inquiries regarding the above limited warranty may be sent to the following address:
THETA DIGITAL CORPORATION
5330 DERRY AVENUE, SUITE "R"
AGOURA HILLS, CA 91301
WARRANTY OUTSIDE THE USA
Theta has formal distribution in many of the countries of the free world, in each country the Theta Importer has
contractually accepted the responsibility for product warranty. Warranty service should normally be obtained from the
importing dealer or distributor from whom you obtained your product.
WARNINGS
1. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your Theta product to rain or moisture.
2. This unit contains voltages which can cause serious injury or death. Do not operate with covers removed. Refer all
servicing to your authorized Theta dealer.
3. For continued protection against fire hazard, replace fuses only with the same type and rating of fuses as specified.
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