Owner’s manual
RSP-1068
Surround Sound Processor
SURROUND SOUND PROCESSOR RSP-1068
SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER RSX-1055
STANDBY
HF
CD
TUNER
TAPE
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VIDEO4
VIDEO5
2CH
DOLBY
PLIIx/3ST
DTS
NEO 6
DSP
MULTI
INPUT
DYNAMIC
RANGE
MUTE
ZONE
REC
LF
Notice
Important Safety Instructions
The COMPUTER I/O connection should be handled by authorized person
only.
WARNING: There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
FCC Information
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 instruction, 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
or 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:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the
unit to moisture or water. Do not allow foreign objects to get into the enclosure. If the unit is exposed to moisture, or a foreign object gets into the
enclosure, immediately disconnect the power cord from the wall. Take the
unit to a qualified service person for inspection and necessary repairs.
Read all the instructions before connecting or operating the component.
Keep this manual so you can refer to these safety instructions.
Heed all warnings and safety information in these instructions and on the
product itself. Follow all operating instructions.
Clean the enclosure only with a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner.
Do not use this unit near water.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
You must allow a minimum of 10 cm or 4 inches of unobstructed clearance
around the unit. Do not place the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that could block the ventilation openings. If the unit is placed in a bookcase
or cabinet, there must be ventilation of the cabinet to allow proper cooling.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Keep the component away from radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any
other appliance that produces heat.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for additional
help.
The unit must be connected to a power supply only of the type and voltage
specified on the rear panel. (USA: 115 V/60Hz, EC: 230V/50Hz)
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.(TV, radio, etc.)
Caution
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules operation is subject to
the following to conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Connect the component to the power outlet only with the supplied power
supply cable or an exact equivalent. Do not modify the supplied cable. A
polarized plug has two blades, with one wider than the other. A grounding plug has two blades plus a third grounding prong. These are provided
for your safety. Do not defeat grounding and/or polarization safety provisions. If the supplied plug does not fit your outlet, please consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. Do not use extension cords.
The main plug of the power cordset is a disconnect device of the apparatus. In order to completely disconnect the apparatus from the supply mains,
the main plug of the power cordset should be unplugged from the mains
(AC) outlet. The stand-by LED indicator will not be lit up to show the power
cord is unplugged.
Do not route the power cord where it will be crushed, pinched, bent, exposed to heat, or damaged in any way. Pay particular attention to the power
cord at the plug and where the cord exits the back of the unit.
The power cord should be unplugged from the wall outlet during a lightning storm or if the unit is to be left unused for a long period of time.
Use only accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with a cart, stand, rack, bracket or shelf system recommended by
Rotel. Use caution when moving the unit in a stand or rack to avoid injury
from a tip-over.
Immediately stop using the component and have it inspected and/or serviced by a qualified service agency if:
• The power supply cord or plug has been damaged.
• Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit.
• The unit has been exposed to rain.
• The unit shows signs of improper operation
• The unit has been dropped or damaged in any way
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
4
1: Controls and Connections
1
2
3
4
SURROUND SOUND PROCESSOR RSP-1068
SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER RSX-1055
STANDBY
HF
CD
TUNER
TAPE
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VIDEO4
VIDEO5
2CH
DOLBY
PLIIx/3ST
DTS
NEO 6
DSP
MULTI
INPUT
MUTE
ZONE
REC
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
LF
5
15
16
18
20
17
REAR L
21
22
23
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
24
25
19
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
6
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
POWER
1
3
2
MON
OUT
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
DIGITAL OUT
CENTER 2
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
36
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
37
38
English
5
2: RR-1050 Remote
CLONE REPT TRANSMITTER LOADING RECEIVER
EDIT LEARN
WAITING
CLONE REPT TRANSMITTER LOADING RECEIVER
AUD
CD
V1
V2
TUN
TAPE
EXT
G
DEVICE / INPUT
A
V3
V4
V5
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
ON
EDIT LEARN
OFF
H
CH
VOL
I
MACRO
+10
0
FRQ DIRECT
X
GUIDE
C
B
M
UP
C
FM MONO BAND
ENT
SEARCH –
S
E
F
CD
DISC 1
EQ
K
L
+
DWN
R
SUR
DISC 2
DISC 3
DISC 4
DISC 5
N
DYN
REC
ZONE
SUR+
O
P
2CH
PL C
PL M
5CH
7CH
PROG
RANDOM
REPEAT
DISC-
DISC+
DISPLAY
AUDIO
ANGLE
SBTITLE
ZOOM
DISP
TAPE2
PHONO
TONE
D-SLT
RESUME
REPEAT
A -B
GOTO
SLOW
SCAN
PTY
P-TUN
TP
TA
INPUT 2
INPUT 3
TV/VCR
RECORD
EDIT
LEARN
PRELOAD
RESET
INPUT 1
DVD
M
SEARCH +
SUB
D
M
OSD
PRESET
-
J
MENU
CTR
TUNE
MUTE
POWER
/ CLONE
CLEAR
LANG
PAGE 1/2
Q
R
S
T
WAITING
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
6
3: Connecting a CD Player
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
POWER
1
3
2
MON
OUT
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
CENTER 2
DIGITAL OUT
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
Y
PB
COMPOSITE OUT
2
3
PB
PR
MONITOR
OUT
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
RIGHT
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
LEFT
ANALOG
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUTPUTS
4: Connecting a DVD Player
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
SUB 1
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
POWER
1
3
2
MON
OUT
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
CENTER 2
DIGITAL OUT
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
RIGHT
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
LEFT
ANALOG
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Y
DIGITAL
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUTPUTS
PR
English
7
5: Connecting a Cable, Satellite, or HDTV Tuner
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
POWER
1
3
2
MON
OUT
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
CENTER 2
DIGITAL OUT
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
RIGHT
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
LEFT
Y
ANALOG
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUTPUTS
S-VIDEO
PB
PR
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUTPUTS
6: Connecting an AM/FM Tuner
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
3
2
MON
OUT
POWER
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
CENTER 2
DIGITAL OUT
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
4
RIGHT
5
LEFT
AUDIO OUTPUTS
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
3
MONITOR
OUT
OFF
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
8
7: Connecting an Audio Recorder
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
3
2
MON
OUT
POWER
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
REAR R
CB 2
CENTER 2
DIGITAL OUT
1
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
RIGHT
4
LEFT
5
RIGHT
LINE OUT
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
LEFT
REC IN
OUT
REC IN
AUDIO
DIGITAL
8: Connecting a VCR
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
3
2
MON
OUT
POWER
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
CENTER 2
DIGITAL OUT
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
RIGHT
4
LEFT
5
RIGHT
LINE OUT
1
LEFT
REC IN
AUDIO
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
LINE OUT
LINE OUT
REC IN
COMPOSITE
REC IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
English
9
9: Connecting a DVD-A or SACD Player
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
3
2
MON
OUT
POWER
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
DIGITAL OUT
CENTER 2
SUB 2
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
ZONE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
5
1
5
1
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
OFF
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
Y
PB
COMPOSITE OUT
2
3
PB
PR
MONITOR
OUT
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
FRONT R
ZONE
OUT
REAR R
SUB
CENTER
REAR L
FRONT L
MULTICHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUTS
10: Connecting a TV Monitor
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
SUB 1
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
POWER
1
3
2
MON
OUT
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
DIGITAL OUT
CENTER 2
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
3
PB
PR
MONITOR
OUT
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
RIGHT
4
LEFT
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
AUDIO OUTPUTS
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
VIDEO INPUTS
S-VIDEO
OFF
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
10
11: Connecting Amplifiers and Subwoofer
CENTER
AMPLIFIER
SUBWOOFER
INPUT
FRONT LEFT
AMPLIFIER
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
FRONT RIGHT
AMPLIFIER
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
3
2
MON
OUT
POWER
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
DIGITAL OUT
CENTER 2
SUB 2
ZONE
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
4
COMPOSITE OUT
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
REAR LEFT
AMPLIFIER
CB 1
AMPLIFIER
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
ZONE
OUT
REAR RIGHT
AMPLIFIER
CB 2
AMPLIFIER
OFF
English
11
12: Zone 2 Connections
POWER AMPLIFIER
POWER
LEFT
CHANNEL
MULTI INPUT
FRONT L
REAR L
RIGHT
CHANNEL
PRE OUT
CB 1
CENTER
FRONT L
REAR L
CB 1
CENTER 1
Y
SUB 1
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
3
2
MON
OUT
POWER
ON
12V TRIG
REM IN
EXT
FRONT R
REAR R
1
2
CB 2
SUB
FRONT R
2
3
DIGITAL INPUT
1
REAR R
CB 2
DIGITAL OUT
CENTER 2
SUB 2
SOFTWARE
UPGRADABLE
ZONE
1
COM I/O
1
2
1
2
S-VIDEO IN
3
4
5
1
5
1
S-VIDEO OUT
2
3
SURROUND SOUND
PROCESSOR
MODEL NO. RSP-1068
POWER CONSUMPTION: 48 WATTS
ZONE
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
1
OPTICAL
2
IR OUT
ZONE OUT
VIDEO
L
COMPOSITE IN
3
COMPOSITE OUT
4
2
MONITOR
OUT
3
R
TUNER
CD
IN
OUT
TAPE
1
2
3
VIDEO IN
4
5
1
2
3
VIDEO OUT
Y
ZONE
OUT
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO
PR
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
VIDEO INPUTS
ZONE 2 IR
OFF
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
12
13: On-Screen Display Menus
SYSTEM STATUS
LISTEN:Tuner
VID INPUT:Video 1
RECORD:Source
MODE:Dolby Digital
INPUT:Coaxial 2
VOLUME:65
ZONE 2:Off
SPEAKERS:FL CNT SUB FR
SL CB1 CB2 SR
INPUT SETUP
LISTEN:CD
VID INPUT:Video 1
INPUT LABEL:_______
INPUT:Coaxial 2
CINEMA EQ:Off
12V TRIGGER:1
DEFAULT MODE:Dolby 3 Stereo
GROUP DELAY:200ms
MAIN MENU
INPUT SETUP
LISTEN:Multi Input
VID INPUT:Video 1
INPUT LABEL:_______
12V TRIGGER:1
LFE REDIRECT:On
MAIN MENU
INPUT SETUP
LISTEN:CD
VID INPUT:Video 1
INPUT LABEL:_______
INPUT:Coaxial 2
CINEMA EQ:Off
12V TRIGGER:1
DEFAULT MODE:Dolby PLII Cinema
GROUP DELAY:200mS
MAIN MENU
OPTION
DOLBY PRO LOGIC II(X)
MODE:Music
OPTIONAL PARAMETERS
PANORAMA:Off
DIMENSION:3
CENTER WIDTH:0
INPUT SETUP MENU
DTS Neo:6
MODE:Cinema
INPUT SETUP MENU
MAIN MENU
INPUT
DELAY
SUB SETUP
OTHER
CONTOUR
SPEAKER
TEST TONE
ZONE 2
DEFAULT
EXIT
CONTOUR SETUP
SPEAKER SETUP
SPEAKER:Front
FRONT:Large
CENTER:Large
SURROUND:Large
CENTER BACK:Large1
SUBWOOFER:Yes
ADVANCED:Enter
DEFEAT:On
HF CONTOUR:+5
LF CONTOUR: 0
MAIN MENU
MAIN MENU
ADV SPEAKER SETUP
SPEAKER:Front
CROSSOVER:100Hz
DOLBY:Small
DTS:Small
STEREO/MPEG:Large
MUSIC:Small
SPEAKER SETUP MENU
OTHER OPTIONS
RECORD:Source
TURN ON VOL:Last
MAX VOL:Max
VOL SPEED:Slow
POWER:Standby
LANGUAGE:English
VIDEO:NTSC
OSD:On
PROGRESSIVE:NO
MAIN MENU
ZONE2 SETUP
SUBWOOFER SETUP
SOURCE:Off
VOLUME SETUP:Variable
VOLUME:60
TURN ON VOL:Last
MAX VOL:Max
12V TRIGGER:Off
CROSSOVER:100hZ
DOLBY DIGITAL: 0dB
DOLBY PL II(X): 0dB
DTS: 0dB
STEREO/MPEG:+ 2dB
MUSIC: Off
MULTI INPUT:- 2dB
MAIN MENU
MAIN MENU
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TEST TONE
LEFT:+ 1dB
CENTER:- 1dB
RIGHT:+ 2dB
R SURROUND:+ 5dB
R CTR BACK:+ 2dB
L CTR BACK:+ 2dB
L SURROUND:+ 4dB
SUBWOOFER:+ 9dB
FACTORY DEFAULT:No
USER DEFAULT:No
SET USER DEFAULT:No
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MAIN MENU
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CENTER:
RIGHT:
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R CTR BACK:
L CTR BACK:
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SUBWOOFER:
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Contents
Video Inputs & Outputs ........................ 17
VIDEO 1–5 Composite Video Inputs
........... 17
Boxed numbers refer to RSP-1068 illustration.
Boxed letters refer to RR-1050 illustration.
VIDEO 1–3 Composite Video Outputs
......... 17
1: Controls and Connections ............................... 4
2: RR-1050 Remote ........................................... 5
3: Connecting a CD Player .................................. 6
4: Connecting a DVD Player ............................... 6
5: Connecting a Cable, Satellite, or HDTV Tuner .. 7
VIDEO 1–5 S-Video Inputs
......................... 18
VIDEO 1–3 S-Video Outputs
...................... 18
VIDEO 1–3 Component Video Inputs
TV Monitor Outputs
............................ 18
ZONE OUT Video Output
............................ 18
Digital Audio Input & Outputs ............... 18
7: Connecting an Audio Recorder ....................... 8
Digital Inputs
............................................ 18
8: Connecting a VCR ........................................... 8
Digital Outputs
.......................................... 18
10: Connecting a TV Monitor .............................. 9
11: Connecting Amplifiers and Subwoofer ........ 10
12: Zone 2 Connections ................................... 11
13: On-Screen Display Menus ........................... 12
About Rotel ......................................... 15
Getting Started .................................... 15
Other Connections ................................ 18
AC Input
................................................... 18
Master Power Switch
................................. 19
12V TRIGGER Connections
......................... 19
AM/FM Tuner
........................................... 19
.................... 19
TAPE Inputs
TAPE Outputs
............................................... 16
............................................ 16
VIDEO 1–5 Audio Inputs
........................... 17
VIDEO 1–3 Audio Outputs
......................... 17
MULTI Inputs
Preamp Outputs
............................................. 17
........................................ 17
ZONE 2 Audio Outputs
............................... 17
STANDBY Button
POWER Button
.......................................... 22
ON/OFF Buttons
....................................... 22
VOLUME Knob
VOLUME Button
......................................... 22
...................................... 22
REC Button
.......... 22
......................................... 22
ZONE Button
...................................... 22
UP/DOWN Buttons
+/– Buttons
.................................... 22
............................................. 22
Speaker Selection Buttons
EQ Button
......................... 22
................................................. 22
............................................ 20
LF/HF Knobs
............................................. 22
............................ 20
TONE Button
............................................. 23
Audio Recorder
.................................................. 16
Overview of Buttons and Controls ........ 22
........................................... 19
Cable, Satellite, or HDTV Tuner
...................................... 19
CD Inputs
Programming the RR-1050
PRELOAD Button
....................................... 22
Computer I/O
Other features ................................................. 16
.............................................. 16
Using the RR-1050
AUDIO Button
........................................... 22
DEVICE/INPUT Buttons
DVD Player
Tuner Inputs
Remote Control Overview .................... 21
............................................. 19
Surround features ............................................ 15
Analog Audio Inputs & Outputs ............ 16
.......................................... 21
IR OUT Jacks
CD Player
16
Remote Sensor
................................... 21
MUTE Button
Audio features ................................................. 15
CONNECTIONS
Front-panel Display
............................................ 19
Making Connections .............................. 19
Placement ....................................................... 16
Front Panel Overview .......................... 21
REM IN Jacks
Video features ................................................. 15
Unpacking ....................................................... 16
21
......... 18
6: Connecting an AM/FM Tuner .......................... 7
9: Connecting a DVD-A or SACD Player ............... 9
OPERATING
THE RSP-1068
Video Recorder
Surround Mode Buttons
.................. 20
DVD-A or SACD Player
TV Monitor
............................... 20
......................................... 20
Connecting Amplifiers
............................... 20
Connecting a Subwoofer
............................ 21
Zone 2 Connections
............................ 21
.. 23
SUR+ Button
............................................. 23
DYN Button
............................................... 23
MENU/OSD button
ENTER Button
.................................... 23
............................................ 23
Basic Operations .................................. 23
Power and Standby On/Off
............................................. 23
Volume Adjustments
Muting the Sound
........................... 23
...................................... 23
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
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Selecting Inputs .................................... 23
Other Settings ...................................... 29
Selecting a Source Input from the Front Panel
............................................. 24
Temporary Speaker Level
................... 29
Temporary Group Delay
..................... 30
Selecting a Source from the Remote
............................................. 24
Dynamic Range
Cinema EQ
................. 30
Audio .............................................................. 41
................................................ 30
Video ............................................................... 41
Zone 2 Operation ................................. 30
Dolby Digital ................................................... 24
Zone 2 Power On/Off Operation ...................... 31
DTS 5.1
DTS 96/24 ...................................................... 25
Controlling Zone 2 from the Main Room
......................... 31
DTS Neo:6 ....................................................... 25
Controlling Zone 2 from the Remote Location
............................................. 31
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
6.1 and 7.1 Surround ...................................... 25
Rotel XS
6.1 and 7.1 Surround ...................................... 25
DSP Music Modes ............................................. 26
2Ch/5Ch/7Ch Stereo Formats .......................... 26
Other Digital Formats ...................................... 26
Automatic Surround Modes ................... 26
SETUP
32
Menu Basics ......................................... 32
Navigation Buttons
............... 32
System Status .................................................. 32
Main Menu ...................................................... 33
Configuring Inputs ................................ 33
Input Setup ...................................................... 33
Multi Input Setup ............................................. 34
Manually Selecting Surround Modes ...... 27
Dolby Digital 5.1 discs
Dolby Digital Surround EX discs ........................ 27
Dolby Digital 2.0 discs
.......... 28
DTS 5.1 discs
DTS 96/24 discs
DTS-ES 6.1 discs
MPEG Multichannel discs
...................................... 28
Digital Stereo discs
(PCM, MP3, and HDCD)
DTS Neo:6 ....................................................... 35
Configuring
Speakers and Audio .............................. 35
Speaker Setup ................................................. 36
Advance Speaker Setup .................................... 36
Subwoofer Setup ............................................. 37
Test Tone ......................................................... 38
......................... 28
Analog Stereo
Dolby Pro Logic II (x) ...................................... 34
Understanding Speaker Configuration .............. 35
...................................... 28
......... 29
Troubleshooting .................................... 41
Specifications ....................................... 41
Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic II ............................................ 24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
DTS-ES
6.1 and 7.1 Surround ...................................... 25
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.................................. 30
Contour/Tone Settings
Overview of Surround Formats ............. 24
MORE INFORMATION
Delay Setup ..................................................... 38
Contour Setup .................................................. 39
Miscellaneous Settings ......................... 39
Other Options .................................................. 39
Zone 2 Setup ................................................... 40
Default Setup .................................................. 40
General ........................................................... 41
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About Rotel
Getting Started
A family whose passionate interest in music
led them to manufacture high fidelity components of uncompromising quality founded Rotel
40 years ago. Through the years that passion
has remained undiminished and the family goal
of providing exceptional value for audiophiles
and music lovers regardless of their budget,
is shared by all Rotel employees.
Thank you for purchasing the Rotel RSP-1068
Surround Sound Processor. The RSP-1068 is
full-featured audio/video control center for
analog and digital source components. It features digital processing for a wide range of
formats including Dolby Surround®, Dolby
Digital®, DTS® and HDCD® source material.
The engineers work as a close team, listening to, and fine tuning each new product until
it reaches their exacting musical standards.
They are free to choose components from
around the world in order to make that product the best they can. You are likely to find
capacitors from the United Kingdom and
Germany, semi conductors from Japan or the
United States, while toroidal power transformers
are manufactured in Rotel’s own factory.
Rotel’s reputation for excellence has been
earned through hundreds of good reviews and
awards from the most respected reviewers in
the industry, who listen to music every day.
Their comments keep the company true to its
goal - the pursuit of equipment that is musical, reliable and affordable.
All of us at Rotel, thank you for buying this
product and hope it will bring you many years
of enjoyment.
Video features
• Wideband 100 mHz video processing for
HDTV signals.
• Full complement of composite, S-Video, and
Component Video inputs and outputs
• Conversion of composite and S-Video signals to Component Video for output to TV
monitor.
Audio features
• Rotel’s Balanced Design Concept combines
advanced circuit board layout, comprehensive parts evaluation, and extensive listening
tests for superior sound and reliability.
• 24-bit/128x oversampling analog-to-digital
converters from AKM and Crystal Semiconductor 24-bit/192 kHz digital-to-analog
converters
• Analog bypass mode for pure 2-speaker
stereo with no digital processing.
• Optical and coax digital inputs and outputs.
• MULTI Input for 7.1 channel analog signals
from DVD-A and SACD players. Subwoofer
options include .1 channel pass through
or bass redirect feature with an analog lowpass filter for a summed subwoofer output
from seven channels.
• Automatic HDCD® decoding for signals from
High Definition Compatible Digital® compact discs.
“DTS”, “DTS-ES Extended Surround”, “DTS ES® Matrix 6.1”,
and “DTS ES® Discrete 6.1”, and “DTS Neo:6®”are
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
, HDCD®, High Definition Compatible Digital ® and
Pacific Microsonics™ are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Pacific Microsonics, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries. HDCD system manufactured under
license from Pacific Microsonics, Inc. This product is covered
by one or more of the following: In the USA: 5,479,168,
5,638,074, 5,640,161, 5,808,574, 5,838,274,
5,854,600, 5,864,311, 5,872,531, and in Australia:
669114. Other patents pending.
• Automatic decoding of digital signals from
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) players.
Surround features
• Automatic Dolby Digital® decoding for
Dolby Digital® 2.0, Dolby Digital® 5.1, and
Dolby Digital Surround EX® recordings.
• Dolby® Pro Logic IIx® decoding for Dolby
Surround® matrix encoded recordings and
for optimum 6.1 and 7.1 channel systems
with any source material. Can be optimized
for Music or Cinema sources.
• Automatic decoding for DTS® 5.1 channel,
DTS-ES® Matrix 6.1 channel, DTS-ES®
Discrete 6.1 channel, and DTS 96/24
digital recordings.
• DTS® Neo:6® Surround modes for deriving surround channels for 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1
channel systems from 2-channel stereo or
matrix surround recordings. Can be optimized for Music or Cinema sources.
• Automatic decoding for MPEG Multichannel
digital recordings.
• Rotel XS (eXtra Surround) automatically ensures proper decoding and optimum performance from any multichannel digital
signal on 6.1 and 7.1 channel systems.
Always active in any system with center
back speaker(s), Rotel XS even works with
signals that would not otherwise activate
the proper decoding (such as non-flagged
DTS-ES and Dolby Surround EX discs) or
for which there is no extended surround
decoder (such as DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital
5.1, and even Dolby Pro Logic II decoded
Dolby Digital 2.0 recordings).
• Surround modes for playback of surround
sound material on 2 channel and 3 channel systems for total compatibility.
• Four DSP Music modes.
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
Other features
• Multi-zone, multi-source capability with
independent input selection and volume.
• User friendly ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD)
menu system with programmable labels for
all inputs. Choice of languages.
• Learning remote control to operate the
RSP-1068 and other components.
• Upgradeable microprocessor software to
accommodate future upgrades.
• Assignable 12V trigger outputs for remote
turn-on of power amplifiers and other components.
Unpacking
Remove the unit carefully from its packing. Find
the remote control and other accessories. Save
the box as it will protect the RSP-1068 if you
move or need to return it for maintenance.
Placement
Place the RSP-1068 on a solid, level surface
away from sunlight, heat, moisture, or vibration. Make sure that the shelf can support the
weight of the unit.
Place the RSP-1068 close to the other components in your system and, if possible, on its
own shelf. This will make initial hookup, and
subsequent system changes easier.
The RSP-1068 can generate heat during normal operation. Do not block ventilation openings. Allow a minimum of 10 cm (4 inches)
of unobstructed space around the unit. If installed in a cabinet, make sure that there is
adequate ventilation.
Don’t stack other components or objects on
top of the RSP-1068. Don’t let any liquid fall
into the unit.
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CONNECTIONS
Although the RSP-1068’s rear panel looks
daunting, connecting the unit to your system
is straightforward. Each of the source components in the system are connected to the
RSP-1068 inputs with a pair of standard RCA
cables for analog audio, a video connection
(composite, S-Video, or Component Video),
and an optional digital audio cable (coax or
optical).
NOTE:
Surround formats like Dolby Digital and
DTS are digital formats and the RSP-1068
can only decode them when a digital input
signal is available. For this reason, you should
always connect your DVD player’s digital
outputs to the RSP-1068, using either the optical or coax inputs.
The outputs of RSP-1068 are sent to power
amplifier(s) with standard RCA cables from
preamp audio outputs. The video signal from
the RSP-1068 is sent to the TV monitor using
composite video, S-Video, or Component Video
connections.
In addition, the RSP-1068 has MULTI input connections for a source component that does its
own surround decoding, remote IR sensor
inputs, and 12V trigger connections for remote
turn-on of other Rotel components.
NOTE:
Do not plug any system component
into an AC source until all connections have
been properly made.
Video cables should have a 75 ohm impedance. The S/PDIF digital audio interface standard also specifies a 75 ohm impedance and
all good digital cables adhere to this requirement. Do NOT substitute conventional audio
interconnect cables for digital or video signals.
Standard audio interconnects will pass these
signals, but their limited bandwidth reduce performance.
When making signal connections, connect LEFT
channels to LEFT channel jacks and RIGHT channels to RIGHT channel jacks. All RCA-type
connections on the RSP-1068 follow these standard color codes:
Left channel audio: white RCA jack
Right channel audio: red RCA jack
Composite video: yellow RCA jack
NOTE:
Each source input must be properly
configured using the Input Setup menu of the
OSD menu system. We recommend going to
this menu after connecting each source to configure it as desired. See Input Setup of the
Setup section for information.
Analog Audio Inputs &
Outputs
The following connections are used for connecting analog audio signals to and from the
RSP-1068. See the Making Connections topic
for specific instructions on connecting each type
of component.
NOTE:
Normally, the RSP-1068 converts analog inputs to digital signals. All of the digital
processing is available including bass management, digital crossovers, speaker level and
delay settings, and a number surround mode
options. Alternatively, there is an analog bypass surround mode that routes 2-ch and Multi
Input analog signals directly to the Volume control and preamp outputs, bypassing the digital processing entirely for pure analog stereo.
Tuner Inputs
A left/right pair of RCA analog audio inputs
for connecting an AM/FM tuner.
CD Inputs
A left/right pair of RCA analog audio inputs
for connecting a CD player.
TAPE Inputs
A pair of RCA inputs, labeled TAPE IN, for
connecting the left/right analog audio signals
from an audio tape deck or recording device.
TAPE Outputs
A pair of RCA inputs, labeled TAPE OUT, for
sending left/right line level analog audio signals for recording on a tape deck or recording device.
NOTE:
These outputs should be connected to
the inputs of the same tape deck connected
to the TAPE IN inputs.
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VIDEO 1–5 Audio Inputs
Preamp Outputs
Five pairs of RCA inputs (VIDEO IN 1–5) provide connections for left/right analog audio
signals from five additional source components.
These inputs have corresponding video inputs
and are used for VCRs, satellite TV tuners, DVD
players, etc. However, they may also be used
for additional audio only components, simply
by omitting the corresponding video connections.
A group of ten RCA analog audio outputs sends
the RSP-1068’s line level output signals to
external amplifiers and powered subwoofers.
These outputs are variable level, adjusted by
the RSP-1068 volume control. The eight connectors provide output for: FRONT L & R, CENTER 1 & 2, SURROUND L & R, CENTER BACK
CB1 & CB2, and SUBWOOFER 1 & 2.
VIDEO 1–3 Audio Outputs
Three pairs of RCA jacks (VIDEO OUT 1–3)
provide connections for sending line level left
and right analog audio signals for recording
to a VCR.
These connections correspond to the VIDEO
IN 1-3 connections. Make sure that you are
consistent. If you hook up a particular VCR to
the VIDEO 1 inputs, hook up the VIDEO 1 outputs to the same VCR.
NOTE:
There are no analog audio outputs for
VIDEO 4 & 5. Therefore, in an elaborate system, hook up all of the VCRs and recording
devices to VIDEO 1–3 and use VIDEO 4 & 5
for playback only components.
NOTE: Video 1–3 can be used for audio-only
tape decks, simply omitting the corresponding video connections.
MULTI Inputs
A set of RCA inputs accept up to 7.1 channels of analog signals from a DVD-A or SACD
player. There are inputs for FRONT L & R,
CENTER, SUB, REAR L & R, and CENTER BACK
1 & 2.
These inputs bypass all digital processing in
the RSP-1068 and are routed directly to the
Volume control and preamp outputs.
There are two subwoofer options for the MULTI
input. Normally, the .1 channel input is passed
through directly to the subwoofer output. An
optional bass redirect feature duplicates the
7 main channels, sums them, and sends this
mono signal through a 100 Hz analog low
filter to the subwoofer output. This provides
an unaltered analog bypass for the seven main
channels along with a subwoofer signal derived from those channels.
NOTE:
Depending on your system configuration, you may use some or all of these connections. For example, if you only have one
center channel, connect it to the CENTER 1
output. If you only have one center back channel, connect it to the CB1 output.
ZONE 2 Audio Outputs
A pair of RCA inputs, labeled AUDIO OUT/
ZONE 2, sending analog audio signals to an
external amplifier for a remote zone. These
outputs can be configured as either fixed or
variable level using the ZONE 2 SETUP menu.
NOTE: Only analog input signals are available at the Zone 2 outputs. Source components connected to only the digital inputs are
not available in Zone 2.
To configure your system for Zone 2 operation, connect the left and right Zone 2 outputs
on the RSP-1068 to the left and right channel
inputs of the amplifier powering the remote
speakers, using standard RCA audio cables.
Video Inputs & Outputs
These connections are used for connecting
video signals to and from the RSP-1068. See
the Making Connections section for specific
instructions for each type of component.
The RSP-1068 provides Composite, S-Video,
and Component Video connections. Composite
video connections simplify system configuration; however, S-Video connections typically
provide better picture quality. Component Video
connections are required for HDTV or progressive scanned DVD video. Be aware of the following in the configuration of your system:
On Screen Display: The RSP-1068 OSD
system is available on the TV monitor, regardless
of what type of connection is made from the
TV MONITOR outputs to the TV set.
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NOTE: When using a progressive scan or 1080i
video signal from the Component Video inputs, the TV monitor cannot display the video
signal and the OSD menus at the same time.
A “progressive” setting in the Other Options
setup menu allows the use of the main OSD
setup menus, even with progressive or HDTV
signals. When the main OSD setup menus are
activated, the progressive scan video input is
interrupted and restored when the OSD menus
are cancelled. The temporary OSD information displays (such as volume setting, etc.) are
not displayed.
Output Conversion: The RSP-1068 converts composite and S-Video signals to Component Video signals for output to an NTSC
or PAL standard TV monitor. For maximum convenience, connect the RSP-1068 to the TV monitor with Component Video connections. S-Video
signals cannot be converted to composite outputs and vice versa.
NOTE: When a video input or inputs are selected for progressive mode on the Other
Options menu, the conversion from composite or S-Video to Component Video output is
not available for those inputs. The conversion
from composite or S-VIDEO to Component
Video output is only available for the other
video inputs.
Many digital HDTV monitors adjust scan rates
and other video parameters depending on the
type of input connection. You may wish to make
multiple connections between the RSP-1068
and the TV monitor, switching inputs on the
TV to take advantage of these features.
VIDEO 1–5
Composite Video Inputs
Five inputs accepts standard composite video
signals from source components using standard 75 ohm RCA video cables.
VIDEO 1–3
Composite Video Outputs
Three RCA jacks, labeled COMPOSITE VIDEO
OUT 1–3, provide connections for sending
composite video signals for recording on a
VCR or other recording device.
These connections correspond to the VIDEO
IN 1-3 connections. Make sure that you are
consistent. If you hook up a particular VCR to
the VIDEO 1 inputs, hook up the VIDEO 1 output
to the same VCR.
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
NOTE: The RSP-1068 cannot convert S-Video
or Component Video signals to composite
video. Therefore, only signals received at the
composite video inputs are available at these
outputs.
VIDEO 1–5 S-Video Inputs
Five inputs, labeled S-VIDEO IN 1–5 accept
S-Video signals from source components.
VIDEO 1–3 S-Video Outputs
Three S-VIDEO jacks, labeled S-VIDEO OUT
1–3, provide connections for sending S-Video
signals for recording on a VCR or other recording device.
These connections correspond to the VIDEO
IN 1-3 connections. Make sure that you are
consistent. If you hook up a particular VCR to
the VIDEO 1 inputs, hook up the VIDEO 1 output
to the same VCR.
NOTE:
The RSP-1068 cannot convert composite video or Component Video signals to
S-Video. Only signals received at the S-Video
inputs are available at these outputs.
VIDEO 1–3
Component Video Inputs
Component Video connections split the video
into three signals – luminance (Y) and separate chrominance (PB and PR) signals, allowing delivery of a reference-quality picture with
high definition signals. Component Video connections should be used for progressive scan
DVD players and high-definition digital television receivers. Each of these signals is carried by a separate 75 ohm video cable with
RCA connectors.
Three sets of inputs, labeled COMPONENT
VIDEO IN 1–3 accept Component video signals from source components.
NOTE:
When using a progressive scan or
1080i HDTV video signal from the Component Video inputs, the TV monitor cannot display the video signal and the OSD menus at
the same time. A “progressive” setting in the
Other Options setup menu allows the use of
the main OSD setup menus, even with progressive or HDTV signals. When the main
OSD setup menus are displayed, the progressive video signal is interrupted and restored
when the OSD menus are cancelled. The temporary OSD information displays (such as volume setting, etc.) are not displayed.
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TV Monitor Outputs
NOTE: With a digital connection, the RSP-1068
The TV MONITOR outputs of the RSP-1068
send the video signal to your TV monitor. Three
types of video output connections are provided
– RCA composite video, S-Video, and Component Video.
will be used to decode the signal, rather than
the source component’s internal decoders.
You must use digital connections for a DVD
player that supplies a Dolby Digital or DTS
signal; otherwise the RSP-1068 will not be
able to decode these formats.
The composite video output only sends signals
from composite video inputs to the TV monitor. The S-Video output only sends signals from
S-Video video inputs to the TV. The Component Video output converts signals from ANY
type of source input to the TV. If you have
connected all of your source components with
the same type of connection, then you only
need to make one connection from the
RSP-1068 to the TV monitor. If you connect
the RSP-1068 to the TV monitor with Component Video connections, you also only need
to make one type of connection because composite and S-Video signals are converted to
Component Video.
NOTE: When a video input or inputs are selected for progressive mode on the Other
Options menu, the conversion from composite or S-Video to Component Video output is
not available for those inputs. The conversion
from composite or S-VIDEO to Component
Video output is only available for the other
video inputs.
ZONE OUT Video Output
The ZONE OUT Video output of the RSP-1068
sends a composite video signal to a TV monitor in Zone 2.
NOTE: Only composite video input signals are
available at the Zone 2 composite video output.
Digital Audio
Input & Outputs
The RSP-1068 provides digital connections
which may be used in place of, or in addition to, the analog audio input and output connections described in the previous sections.
These connections include five digital inputs
and two digital outputs (for recording).
These digital connections can be used with
any source component that supplies a digital
signal, such as a DVD player, CD player, or
satellite TV tuner.
Digital Inputs
The RSP-1068 accepts digital inputs from source
components such as CD players, satellite TV
tuners, and DVD players. The built-in digital
processor senses the correct sampling rates.
There are five digital inputs on the rear panel,
three coaxial and two optical. These digital
inputs can be assigned to any of the input
sources using the INPUT SETUP screen during
the setup process. For example, you can assign the COAXIAL 1 digital input connector
to the VIDEO 1 source and the OPTICAL 2
digital input to the VIDEO 3 source.
NOTE: When using digital connections, you
should also make the analog audio input connections described previously. The analog
connection is necessary to record to an analog recorder in some circumstances or for
ZONE 2 operation
Digital Outputs
The RSP-1068 has two digital outputs (one
coaxial and one optical) to send the digital
signal from any of the digital inputs to a digital recorder or outboard digital processor.
When a digital input source signal is selected
for listening, that signal is automatically sent
to both digital outputs for recording.
NOTE:
Only digital signals from source components are available at these outputs. Analog signals cannot be converted and are not
available at the digital outputs.
Other Connections
AC Input
Your RSP-1068 is configured at the factory for
the proper AC line voltage in the country where
you purchased it (USA: 115 volts/60Hz AC
or CE: 230 volts/50 Hz AC ). The AC line
configuration is noted on a decal on the back
of your unit.
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Plug the supplied cord into the AC INPUT
receptacle on the back of the unit.
NOTE:
Memorized settings and video labels
are preserved indefinitely, even if the
RSP-1068 is disconnected from AC power.
Master Power Switch
The large rocker switch on the rear panel is a
master power switch. When it is in the OFF
position, power to the unit is completely off.
When it is in the ON position, the front panel
STANDBY and remote control ON/OFF buttons can be used to activate the unit or put it
into standby mode.
NOTE: After all connections are completed,
the rear panel master power switch should
be put in the ON position and usually left in
that position.
12V TRIGGER Connections
Many Rotel amplifiers offer the option of turning
them on and off using a 12 volt trigger. These
three connections provide this 12 volt trigger
signal from the RSP-1068. When the RSP-1068
is activated, a 12 volt DC signal is sent to the
amplifiers to turn them on. When the RSP-1068
is put in STANDBY mode, the trigger signal
is interrupted and the amplifiers turn off.
To use the remote turn on feature, connect one
of the RSP-1068’s 12V TRIG OUT jacks to the
12 volt trigger input of a Rotel amplifier, using a cable with mono 3.5 mm mini-plugs on
both ends. The +12 V DC signal appears at
the “tip” connector.
NOTE:
The 12V Trigger outputs can be configured to turn on only when specific input
sources are activated. See the Input Setup
and Zone 2 Setup menus in the Setup section
of this manual for details.
ZONE: The ZONE jack is used with IR repeater
systems to receiver signals from IR control systems in remote location. For example, remote
control signals sent to the ZONE REM IN control
the ZONE 2 features of the RSP-1068 and can
be relayed to other components.
Consult your authorized Rotel dealer for information on external receivers and the proper
wiring of a 3.5 mm mini-plugs to fit the REM
IN jacks.
NOTE: The IR signals from the EXT REMOTE
IN and ZONE REMOTE IN jacks can be relayed to source components using external
IR emitters or hard-wired connections from
the IR OUT jacks. See the following section
for additional information.
Making Connections
CD Player
See Figure 3
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the CD player to the AUDIO IN jacks labeled
CD (left and right).
Optional: Connect the digital output of the
CD player to any of the Optical or Coax digital
inputs on the RSP-1068. Use the INPUT SETUP
menu to assign the digital input to the CD.
There are no video connections for a CD Player.
DVD Player
See Figure 4
IR OUT Jacks
The IR OUT 1 & 2 jacks send IR signals received at the ZONE REM IN or the EXT REM
IN jacks to an infrared blaster or emitter placed
in front of a source component’s IR sensor. In
addition, the IR OUT can be hard-wired to Rotel
CD players, DVD players, or tuners with a compatible connector.
DVD connections can be made to the VIDEO
1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 inputs. In elaborate systems,
you may wish to use VIDEO 4 or VIDEO 5
for DVD players, since these inputs do not have
corresponding OUTPUT connections. If you
choose VIDEO 1, make sure that you use
VIDEO 1 inputs and outputs for all analog audio
and video connections.
These outputs are used to allow IR signals from
Zone 2 to be sent to the source components,
or to pass along IR signals from a remote in
the main room when the sensors on the source
components are blocked by installation in a
cabinet.
Connect a video cable (Composite, S-Video,
and/or Component Video from the output of
the DVD player to the appropriate VIDEO IN
1–5 input. If you intend to use the progressive scan feature with an HDTV monitor, you
should use Component Video connections.
See your authorized Rotel dealer for information
on IR emitters and repeater systems.
Connect the digital output of the DVD player
to any one of the OPTICAL IN or COAXIAL
IN digital inputs on the RSP-1068. Use the
INPUT SETUP screen to assign the digital input to the same video input source used above.
For example, if you use the Video 4 inputs,
assign the digital input to the VIDEO 4 input.
Computer I/O
REM IN Jacks
The RSP-1068 can be operated from a computer with audio system control software from
third-party developers. This control is accomplished by sending operating codes from the
computer via a hard-wired RS-232 serial connection. In addition, the RSP-1068 can be updated using special software from Rotel.
Two 3.5 mm mini-jacks (labeled ZONE and EXT)
receive command codes from an industry-standard infrared receivers (Xantech, etc.), used
when the IR signals from a hand held remote
control cannot reach the front panel IR sensor.
The COMPUTER I/O input provides the necessary network connections on the rear panel.
It accepts standard RJ-45 8-pin modular plugs,
such as those commonly used in 10-BaseT UTP
Ethernet cabling.
EXT: The EXT jack is used with an outboard
IR receiver to duplicate the front panel IR sensor. This feature is useful when the unit is installed in a cabinet and the front panel sensor is blocked or when IR signals need to be
relayed to other components.
For additional information on the connections,
cabling, software, and operating codes for
computer control or updating of the RSP-1068,
contact your authorized Rotel dealer.
If you want to record the audio signal from
the DVD player, connect the left and right
analog outputs from the DVD player to the left
and right AUDIO IN jacks corresponding to
the VIDEO IN input selected above.
Cable, Satellite, or HDTV Tuner
See Figure 5
TV tuner connections can be made to the VIDEO
1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 inputs. In elaborate systems,
you may wish to use VIDEO 4 or VIDEO 5
for TV tuners, since these inputs do not have
corresponding OUTPUT connections. If you
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
choose VIDEO 1, make sure that you use
VIDEO 1 inputs and outputs for all analog audio
and video connections.
Connect a video cable (Composite Video,
S-Video, and/or Component Video) from the
output of the TV tuner to the appropriate VIDEO
IN 1–5 input. For HDTV signals, you should
use Component Video connections.
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the TV tuner to the left and right AUDIO IN
jacks corresponding to the VIDEO IN input selected above.
Optional: Connect the digital output of the
TV tuner to any one of the OPTICAL IN or
COAXIAL IN digital inputs on the RSP-1068.
Use the INPUT SETUP screen to assign that
digital input to the same video input source
used above. For example, if you use the Video
4 inputs above, assign the digital input to the
VIDEO 4 input.
AM/FM Tuner
See Figure 6
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the tuner to the AUDIO IN jacks labeled TUNER
(left and right).
There are no digital connections or video
connections for an AM/FM tuner.
Audio Recorder
See Figure 7
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
an audio tape deck to the AUDIO IN jacks
labeled TAPE IN (left and right).
Connect the left/right AUDIO OUT/TAPE OUT
jacks to the inputs on the audio tape deck.
Optional: For a digital recording device, connect the digital output of the recorder to one
of the OPTICAL IN or COAXIAL IN digital inputs
on the RSP-1068. Use the INPUT SETUP screen
to assign that digital input to the TAPE source.
If the recording device accepts a digital recording input, connect one of the OPTICAL OUT
or COAXIAL OUT connections to the digital
input of the recorder.
No video connections are required for an audio
recording device.
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Video Recorder
See Figure 8
VCR connections can be made to the VIDEO
1, VIDEO 2, or VIDEO 3 inputs and outputs.
If you choose VIDEO 1, make sure that you
use VIDEO 1 inputs and outputs for all analog audio and video connections.
Connect video cables (Composite Video,
S-Video, and/or Component Video) from the
output of the VCR to the appropriate VIDEO
IN 1–3 input. If you choose S-Video or Component Video connections, you should also
make a standard Composite Video connection so that the TV signals can be displayed
on the RSP-1068 front panel display. [DELETE]
Connect video cables (Composite Video,
S-Video, and/or Component Video) from the
VIDEO OUT jacks to the VCR inputs.
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the VCR to one pair of the AUDIO IN jacks
labeled VIDEO 1–3.
Connect the left and right AUDIO OUT jacks
for VIDEO 1–3 to the analog inputs on the VCR.
Optional: For a digital recording device, connect the digital output of the recorder to one
of the OPTICAL IN or COAXIAL IN digital inputs
on the RSP-1068. Use the INPUT SETUP screen
to assign that digital input to the VIDEO source
(VIDEO 1, 2, or 3) used for the previous connections. If the recording device accepts a
digital recording input, connect one of the
OPTICAL OUT or COAXIAL OUT connections
to the digital input of the recorder.
DVD-A or SACD Player
See Figure 9
To hook up a DVD-A, an SACD player (or any
external surround decoder), use audio RCA
cables to connect the outputs of the player to
the RCA jacks labeled MULTI INPUT, making
sure that you observe proper channel consistency, i.e. connect the right front channel to the
R FRONT input, etc. Depending on your system configuration, make six connections (FRONT
L & R, SURROUND L & R, CENTER, and SUBWOOFER), seven connections (adding a CENTER BACK connection), or eight connections
(adding two CENTER BACK connections).
The MULTI inputs are analog bypass inputs,
passing signals directly through to the Volume
Control and preamp outputs, bypassing all of
the digital processing. The RSP-1068 provides
an optional bass redirect feature that duplicates the seven main channels and passes them
through an analog 100 Hz low pass filter,
creating a summed mono subwoofer output
derived from the main channels. See the INPUT SETUP menu in the Setup section of this
manual for details on bass redirect feature.
TV Monitor
See Figure 10
Connect the TV MONITOR output to the corresponding input on your television monitor,
using composite video, S-Video, and/or Component Video cables.
NOTE:
The RCA composite video output only
sends signals from RCA composite video
source inputs to the TV monitor. The S-Video
output only sends signals from S-Video source
inputs to the TV. The RSP-1068 upconverts
composite and S-Video signals to Component
Video signals. Therefore, the Component
Video output sends signals from any source
input to the TV.
When configuring the unit, you must specify
either an NTSC or a PAL standard TV monitor. See the Other Options menu in the Setup
section of this manual.
Connecting Amplifiers
See Figure 11
The RSP-1068 has preamp outputs for connections to power amplifiers to drive up to seven
speakers in a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 channel surround
sound audio system: right/left front channels,
center channel, right/left surround channels,
plus one or two center back channels.
To hook up amplifiers, connect an audio cable
from each PREOUT jack to the input of the amplifier channel that will power the corresponding
speaker. In a full home theater system, you will
make up to seven different connections in
addition to the subwoofer. These connections
are labeled FRONT L &R, CENTER, and REAR
L & R. There are two CENTER jacks, use either jack for a single center channel or both
if you have two center channels. In six or seven
channel systems, make one or two additional
connections for center back channels(s). These
jacks are labeled CB1 and CB2. Use CB1 for
a single center back channel.
Make sure that you have each output connected
to the correct amplifier channel:
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1. Connect the front right amplifier to the
FRONT R jack
2. Connect the front left amplifier to the FRONT
L jack.
3. Connect the center channel amplifier to the
CENTER 1 or CENTER 2 jack.
4. Connect the surround right amplifier to the
REAR R jack.
5. Connect the surround left amplifier to the
REAR L jack.
6. Connect the center back right amplifier to
the CB2 jack.
7. Connect the center back left amplifier to
the CB1 jack.
After you have connected the preamp outputs,
you need to configure the RSP-1068 for the
size and style of speakers in your system and
calibrate the relative volume levels of the speakers using the built-in test tones. See the Setup
section of this manual.
Connecting a Subwoofer
See Figure 11
To hook up a powered subwoofer, connect a
standard RCA audio cable from either of the
two PREOUT jacks labeled SUB to the input
on the subwoofer’s power amp. Both SUB
outputs provide the same signal. Use either
connnection for a single subwoofer. Use both
connections to hook up two subwoofers.
After you have connected the subwoofer, you
need to configure the RSP-1068 to use the subwoofer and calibrate the relative volume level
of the subwoofer using the built-in test tones.
See the Setup section of this manual.
Zone 2 Connections
See Figure 12
For audio connections to a remote
zone, connect the left and right ZONE OUT
jacks to the left and right channels of a remote
zone amplifier with an RCA audio cable.
For video connections to a remote
zone, connect the ZONE VIDEO OUT jack
to the input of a TV in the remote zone using
a composite video cable.
OPERATING
THE RSP-1068
Considering its large number of features, settings, and options, the RSP-1068 is remarkably easy to operate. The key to operating the
RSP-1068 is its system of On-Screen Displays
(OSD) which guide you through various
choices.
The RSP-1068 can be operated from the front
panel or the remote control. Front panel controls are unusually simple to use, with just a
few knobs and buttons to guide you through
OSD menu options. The remote control provides more complete control options.
To guide you through the operation of the
RSP-1068, this section of the manual starts with
explaining the basic layout and function of the
front panel and the remote control. Then, we
explain the basic operations such as turning
the unit on and off, adjusting volume, selecting a source for listening, etc. Following that
is a detailed explanation of surround sound
modes and how to configure the RSP-1068
for various types of recordings. Finally, there
are instructions for additional features and Zone
2 operations. All of these are features that may
be used in normal use. The last section of the
manual (Configuration) details options that may
be selected during initial setup and configuration of the unit, many of which will be set
once and left untouched.
Throughout this manual, numbers in gray boxes
refer to the RSP-1068 illustration at the front
of this manual. Letters refer to the RR-1050 remote illustration. When both appear, the function is found on both the RSP-1068 and the
remote. When only one appears, that function is found only on the RSP-1068 or the remote.
Front Panel Overview
The following is a brief overview of the control and features on the front panel of the
RSP-1068. Details concerning the use of these
controls are provided in subsequent sections
of this manual describing various tasks.
Front-panel Display
The fluorescent (FL) display on the front panel
of the RSP-1068 provides information useful
for operating the unit. The main portion of the
display has two rows of alpha-numeric text
displays. The top line shows the currently selected source input on the left and the volume
setting on the right. The second line shows the
current surround mode or other settings as they
are changed (record source selection, Zone
2 source selection, dynamic range settings,
etc.)
Icons along the left side of the display show
the current surround mode. Icons along the
bottom left of the display show the current digital
input. Icons along the right bottom of the display show individual surround channels when
configuring the system.
The FL display can be turned off, if desired.
See the MENU button section for instructions.
Remote Sensor
This sensor receives IR signals from the remote
control. Do not block this sensor.
NOTE: The remainder of the buttons and controls on the front panel are described in the
Overview of Buttons and Controls section.
Remote Control Overview
The RSP-1068 includes a full-function learning
remote control that can operate the RSP-1068
plus nine other audio/video components.
A separate manual gives detailed instructions
on programming and using the RR-1050 to
replace all of the remote controls in your system. The RR-1050 manual covers many extra
features (such as custom labeling of remote
buttons that appear in its LCD display). To avoid
duplication, we provide only basic information about using the RR-1050 to operate the
RSP-1068 in this manual.
Many of the RR-1050 functions duplicate the
front panel controls. For that reason, we cover
the controls on the remote under appropriate
topics throughout this manual. Letters in gray
boxes next to the name of a function refers to
the labeled illustration of the remote at the
front of this manual.
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
Using the RR-1050
AUDIO Button
To operate the RSP-1068 with the remote, make
sure that the AUDIO mode is active by pressing the AUD button on the remote before you
start. If one of the other buttons (CD, TAPE,
etc.) is pressed, the remote will control another
component, not the RSP-1068. The AUDIO
mode will stay active until another DEVICE/
INPUT button is pressed.
Programming the RR-1050
PRELOAD Button
The RR-1050 is programmed at the factory to
operate the RSP-1068. Should the AUDIO
command set on your RR-1050 not operate
the RSP-1068, the programming may have
been inadvertently changed. To restore the
RSP-1068 programming, press the recessed
PRELOAD button on the remote with the tip
of a ballpoint pen.
NOTE:
Pushing the PRELOAD button will erase
all custom programming and learned commands, restoring the RR-1050 to its factory
condition.
Overview of Buttons and
Controls
This section provides a basic overview of the
buttons and controls on the front panel and
the remote control. Detailed instructions on the
use of these buttons a provided in the more
complete operating instructions in the following sections. Buttons or controls identified with
a number appear on the front panel. Those
identified with a letter appear on the remote
control. When both a number and a letter
appear, the control is duplicated on both the
front panel and the remote control.
STANDBY Button
POWER Button
The front panel STANDBY button and the remote control POWER button activate or deactivate the unit. The rear panel master POWER
switch must be in the ON position for the remote standby function to operate.
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ON/OFF Buttons
REC Button
The power ON and OFF buttons on the remote provide discrete ON and OFF commands
to activate the unit or put it in standby mode.
The rear panel master POWER switch must
be in the ON position for the remote standby
function to operate.
Press this button before a long press of any
DEVICE/INPUT button to select a source for
recording. The signal from the selected source
appears at the TAPE OUT and VIDEO OUT
audio connectors.
ZONE Button
VOLUME Knob
VOLUME Button
The large rocker button on the remote and the
large rotary control on the front panel provide
the master VOLUME control, adjusting the
output level of all channels simultaneously.
MUTE Button
Push the MUTE button on the front panel or
the remote once to turn the sound off. An indication appears in the front panel and onscreen displays. Press the button again to restore
previous volume levels.
NOTE:
Pressing the volume buttons on the remote also cancels the muting function.
DEVICE/INPUT Buttons
The top row of buttons on the front panel plus
the MULTI INPUT button are used to select
source inputs for listening/viewing.
These buttons are duplicated on the remote,
except that the MULTI INPUT button is labeled
EXT. The buttons on the remote have two functions:
Short press: A short press of any button
changes the device that the remote operates,
but does not change the RSP-1068’s input
selection.
Long press: A longer press changes the remote control device and changes the RSP-1068
source input for listening/viewing in the main
room.
NOTE: A long press of the EXT button changes
the input to the 7.1 channel analog MULTI
INPUT. Pressing the AUD button only changes
the remote device; there is no input source
associated with this button.
Press this button before a long press of any
DEVICE/INPUT button to select a source for
ZONE 2.
UP/DOWN Buttons
These two buttons on the remote are used to
move the cursor up or down to select lines in
the OSD menus. These buttons are also used
in conjunction with the TONE button to make
CONTOUR/TONE adjustments.
+/– Buttons
These two buttons on the remote are used to
change settings on a selected line in the OSD
menus. Also used for selecting options in some
surround modes.
Speaker Selection Buttons
These three buttons on the remote are used
to select a speaker or group of speakers for
temporary level adjustments. In addition, the
C button is used in conjunction with the UP/
DOWN buttons for temporary adjustment of
group delay/lip synch.
EQ Button
This button on the remote is used to turn on
and off the Cinema EQ feature, a high-cut filter
useful for older movie soundtracks.
LF/HF Knobs
These two front panel rotary controls are used
to make temporary adjustments to the tone or
contour settings, boosting or cutting high frequencies (HF) and low frequencies (LF) of the
speaker or speakers selected in the Contour
Setup menu.
NOTE:
Permanent contour adjustments can be
made using the Contour Setup menu.
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TONE Button
This button on the remote is used for temporary Contour adjustments. It toggles between
high frequency (HF) and low frequency (LF)
modes. Once a mode is selected, the UP/
DOWN buttons are used to make the adjustments to the speaker or speakers selected in
the Contour Setup menu.
NOTE:
Permanent contour adjustments can be
made using the Contour Setup menu.
Surround Mode Buttons
Five buttons on the remote (2CH, PLC, PLM,
5CH, 7CH) and four buttons on the front panel
(2CH, DOLBY PLII/3ST, DTS/Neo 6, DSP) allow
direct selection of certain surround modes. The
function of these buttons varies depending on
the type of recording being played. See the
Manually Selecting Surround Modes section
for detailed information.
SUR+ Button
This button on the remote is used in conjunction with the +/– buttons for manual selection
of surround modes and features. See the Manually Selecting Surround Modes section for
information.
DYN Button
Press the DYN button on the remote to select
the dynamic range control setting in Dolby Digital surround mode.
MENU/OSD button
Push this button on the remote to turn on the
OSD menu system. If the menu system is already visible, push this button to cancel the
display. Press and hold the button to turn off
the front panel display.
ENTER Button
The ENTER button is used to confirm and
memorize various settings in the setup and
operation of the RSP-1068. Its use is described
in detail in the relevant sections.
Basic Operations
This section covers the basic operating controls of the RSP-1068 and the remote.
Power and Standby On/Off
The rear panel POWER switch on the RSP-1068
is a master power switch. The button must be
in the ON position for the unit to operate. When
it is in the OFF position, the unit is fully off and
cannot be activated from the front panel or
remote control.
In normal operation, the rear panel POWER
switch is always left in the ON position. The
RSP-1068 is activated and deactivated using
the front panel STANDBY button, the remote
control POWER button, or the remote ON/
OFF buttons. When activated, the RSP-1068
is fully functional and the front panel display
illuminated. When deactivated, the unit goes
into a standby mode, with minimal power
applied to the microprocessor.
NOTE: When the unit has AC power applied
and the rear panel POWER switch is on, the
front panel STANDBY LED lights, regardless
of whether the unit is in standby mode or
activated.
The front panel STANDBY button and the remote control POWER button function as toggle
switches. Press either button to activate the unit.
Press either button again to put the unit in
standby mode.
The ON/OFF buttons on the remote serve the
same function, but provide discrete ON (active) or OFF (standby) commands.
When using the Zone 2 capability of the
RSP-1068, the standby activation is completely independent for the main room and
Zone 2. ON/OFF commands sent from the
remote in the main room will not affect Zone
2. Pressing the ON/OFF buttons on a remote
located in Zone 2 will only affect that zone
and not the main room. When the unit is activated in ZONE 2, the ZONE 2 LED on the
front panel is lit.
There are three available power mode options,
which may be useful in configuring the
RSP-1068 for special system configurations.
See the Other Options menu in the Setup section
of this manual for additional details on changing
the default standby behavior.
Volume Adjustments
The listening volume of the RSP-1068 can be
adjusted from the front panel or the remote.
Front Panel: Rotate the front panel VOLUME
knob clockwise to increase the volume, counterclockwise to decrease.
Remote: Press the VOL UP button to increase
the volume; press the VOL DOWN button to
decrease.
When you adjust the volume, the setting is
shown on the TV monitor and the front panel
display. The current volume setting is also shown
on the SYSTEM STATUS OSD screen.
NOTE:
The VOLUME controls can be used to
change the volume in Zone 2. Press the frontpanel or remote control ZONE button and
adjust the volume. After 10 seconds, the
VOLUME control reverts to normal operation.
Muting the Sound
The volume of the RSP-1068 can be turned
off or muted. Push the MUTE button on the
remote once to turn the sound off. A MUTE
indication appears in the OSD and the front
panel displays. Press the MUTE button again,
or adjust the volume settings, to restore output levels.
Selecting Inputs
You can select any of nine source inputs for
listening and/or watching: CD, TUNER, TAPE,
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, VIDEO 4, VIDEO
5, or MULTI INPUT.
The front-panel display and the ON-SCREEN
DISPLAY show the name of the current listening source selection. The labels for VIDEO
sources can be customized to match your
components.
All of the source inputs can be customized using
the ON-SCREEN DISPLAY configuration menus
to accept either analog signals or digital signals from one of the five assignable digital
inputs. When a digital input is assigned, the
RSP-1068 checks for the presence of a digital signal at that input. If a digital signal is present
when the source is selected, it is automatically
activated and the proper surround mode en-
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
abled. If no digital signal is present, the analog inputs for that source are selected. This
auto-sensing is the preferred configuration for
digital source inputs such as DVD players.
When an ANALOG input is assigned, the unit
will not access a digital signal, even though
one may be available at the digital input.
By default, the source input buttons are factory configured to select the following inputs:
CD:
Tuner:
Tape:
Video 1:
Video 2:
Video 3:
Video 4:
Video 5:
Analog input
Analog input
Analog input
Digital Coaxial 1
Digital Coaxial 2
Digital Coaxial 3
Digital Optical 1
Digital Optical 2
Each source input should be configured using the ON-SCREEN DISPLAY menu system to
use the desired input type (analog or digital
auto-sensing). See the INPUT MENU section
for configuration instructions.
NOTE:
In addition to selecting analog or digital
signals, the configuration options also permit
custom labeling and selection of a default surround mode for each of the inputs.
The input source buttons can also be used with
the REC button to select an analog input source
signal to be available at the outputs for recording. Additionally, the input source buttons can
be used with the ZONE button to select an
analog input source for ZONE 2.
Selecting a Source Input from
the Front Panel
To select a source for LISTENING: Press
one of the eight INPUT buttons or the MULTI
INPUT button.
To select a source for RECORDING: Press
the REC button and then press one of the eight
INPUT buttons within 10 seconds.
To select a source for Zone 2: Press the
ZONE button and then press one of the INPUT buttons within 10 seconds.
NOTE: See the section on Zone 2 operations
for details of selecting a source for the remote zone.
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Selecting a Source from the
Remote
Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic II
To select a source for LISTENING in the
main room: press and hold one of the DEVICE/INPUT buttons for more than one second. To select the MULTI INPUT, press and hold
the EXT button.
The most widely available surround sound
format for consumer audio/video is Dolby
Surround®, available on nearly all commercial VHS tapes, many television broadcasts,
and most DVDs. Dolby Surround is the consumer version of the analog Dolby Stereo system
first introduced in the film industry in 1972. It
is a matrix-encoding system that records front
left, front center, front right, and a mono surround channel into a 2-channel stereo recording. During playback, a Dolby Pro Logic® or
Pro Logic II decoder extracts each channel and
distributes it to the appropriate speakers.
NOTE: A short press of a DEVICE/INPUT button changes the remote control device only,
but does not change the source input.
To select a source for RECORDING: Press
the REC button. Then, press and hold one of
the DEVICE/INPUT buttons within 10 seconds.
Alternatively, you can press the REC button and
then use the +/– buttons to scroll through the
available source options. Select any input (CD,
TUNER, TAPE, or VIDEO 1–5). Selecting the
SOURCE option links the recording source to
the input selected for main room listening.
Whatever input is selected for listening is also
sent to the record outputs.
To select a source for Zone 2: Press the
ZONE button. Then, press and hold one of
the DEVICE/INPUT buttons within 10 seconds.
Alternatively, you can press the ZONE button
and then use the +/– buttons to scroll through
the available source options. Select any input
(CD, TUNER, TAPE, or VIDEO 1–5). Selecting the SOURCE option links the Zone 2 source
to the input selected for main room listening.
Whatever input is selected for the main room
is also sent to the Zone 2 outputs.
Overview of
Surround Formats
To get the best performance from your
RSP-1068, it helps to understand the many
surround sound formats available today, to
know which decoding process to use for a
particular recording, and how to select it. This
section provides basic background information about surround sound formats. The following sections provide detailed operating instructions for automatic and manual selection of
surround modes.
The original Dolby Pro Logic decoder delivered a mono signal with reduced high-frequency content to the surround speakers. A
more advanced decoder in the RSP-1068,
Dolby Pro Logic II, increases the separation
and frequency response of the surround channels for significantly improved performance
with Dolby Surround encoded recordings.
Dolby Pro Logic II decoding should be used
for any analog recording labeled “Dolby Surround” or any Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack.
Dolby Pro Logic II does a superb job deriving
surround sound from conventional 2-channel
stereo recordings, using phase relationships
to extract front, right, center, and surround channels. A “music mode” makes Pro Logic II an
excellent choice for audio CDs.
Dolby Digital
In 1992, a digital recording system, called
Dolby Digital, was first used in the film industry. Dolby Digital is a recording/playback system that uses compression techniques to store
large amounts of audio data efficiently, much
like the JPEG format stores large photographs
in small files on a computer. Because it is
capable of performance beyond that of audio CDs and can tailor its output for a wide
ranges of system configurations, Dolby Digital is the standard audio format for DVDs and
for digital television broadcasting in the United
States.
The Dolby Digital system can be used to record
up to six discrete audio channels, but can also
be used for fewer. For example, a Dolby Digital
2.0 soundtrack is a digital 2-channel recording of a matrix encoded Dolby Surround
soundtrack.. To play a Dolby Digital 2.0 recording, use Dolby Pro Logic II decoding as
previously described.
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The most common use of Dolby Digital in newer
films, in both the film industry and in home
theater, is Dolby Digital 5.1. Instead of encoding
multiple surround channels on a two-channel
recording, Dolby Digital 5.1 records six discrete channels: front left, front center, front right,
surround left, surround right, and a Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel containing ultralow bass signals intended for a subwoofer.
A Dolby Digital decoder extracts the channels
from the digital bitstream, converts them to
analog signals and routes them to the appropriate amplifiers and speakers. All channels
provide full frequency response with total separation between all channels and large dynamic
range capability. A Dolby Digital 5.1
soundtrack can provide more impressive surround sound than matrix Dolby Surround.
Decoding of Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks is
automatic. When the RSP-1068 detects a Dolby
5.1 signal on one of its digital inputs, it activates the proper processing. Keep in mind that
Dolby Digital is only available from digital
sources (a DVD, a LaserDisc, or a Digital TV/
Cable/SAT tuner). Also, you must connect the
source with a digital cable (coax or optical)
to an active digital input on the RSP-1068.
NOTE: Many DVDs have a Dolby Digital 2.0
matrix soundtrack as the default, which should
be decoded with Pro Logic II. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack may have to be selected
as an option from the setup menus at the beginning of the DVD. Look for a Dolby Digital
5.1 selection under “Audio” or “Languages”
or “Setup Options” when you insert the disc.
DTS 5.1
DTS 96/24
DTS® (Digital Theater Systems) is an alternative digital format competing with Dolby Digital
in both movie theaters and home theater
markets. The basic functions of the DTS system are similar to those of Dolby Digital (for
example, 5.1 discrete channels), however the
technical details of the compression and decoding processes differ somewhat and a DTS
decoder is required.
A recent extension of the DTS encoding system is DTS 96/24. These recordings provide
the performance of a 96kHz sampling rate
while still using actual 48kHz sampling rate
of standard DTS discs.
Like Dolby Digital, DTS can only be used on
a digital recording and, therefore, is only
available for home use on LaserDiscs, DVDs,
or other digital formats. To use the RSP-1068’s
DTS decoder, you must connect your DVD
player to the RSP-1068’s digital inputs.
As with Dolby Digital 5.1, detection and proper
decoding of DTS 5.1 signals is automatic.
NOTE: DVDs with a DTS soundtrack almost
always have it configured as an option to the
standard matrix Dolby Surround format. To
use DTS, you may have to go to the setup
menus at the beginning of the DVD and select “DTS 5.1” instead of “Dolby Surround”
or “Dolby Digital 5.1”. In addition, many DVD
players have the DTS digital bitstream turned
off by default and cannot output a DTS
soundtrack (even if selected on the disc’s
menu) until you activate the player’s DTS output. If you hear no sound the first time you
attempt to play a DTS disc, go to the DVD
player’s configuration menus and turn on the
DTS bitstream. This is a one-time setting and
need only be done once.
DTS Neo:6
The RSP-1068 features a second type of DTS
surround sound decoding: DTS Neo:6. This
decoding system is similar to Dolby Pro Logic
II and is designed for playback of any 2-channel
stereo recording, either matrix-encoded or not.
The Neo:6 decoder can be used with any
conventional 2-channel source such a stereo
TV or FM broadcast or a CD. It can also be
used as an alternative method of decoding
matrix-encoded Dolby Surround recordings or
TV broadcasts. Activate the DTS Neo:6 decoding with the DTS Neo:6 button as detailed
later in this section. DTS Neo:6 is not used
with DTS 5.1 digital sources and the button
need not be pressed for those recordings.
Dolby Digital Surround EX
DTS-ES
6.1 and 7.1 Surround
In 1999, the first Dolby Digital soundtrack was
released to theaters with an additional center back surround channel, intended to increase
the directional effects from behind the audience. This additional surround channel is encoded into the two existing surround channels
in Dolby Digital 5.1, using a matrix encoding process similar to that used previously in
Dolby Surround. This new extended surround
capability is called Dolby Digital Surround EX.
DTS has added a similar capability for recording this extended surround information called
DTS-ES® 6.1 Matrix. They have also taken it
one step further and developed the capability to record this extended surround information as a discrete channel in a system called
DTS-ES® 6.1 Discrete.
All of these systems are extensions of the existing Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 digital
surround sound formats. Users with one center back speaker (a 6.1 configuration) or two
center back speakers (a 7.1 configuration) can
take advantage of this extended surround information. On traditional 5.1 channel systems,
Dolby Digital Surround EX or DTS-ES 6.1 discs
sound exactly the same as 5.1 channel discs
in each respective format.
If you have configured your system with one
or two center back speakers, decoding of
DTS-ES discs is automatic, just as it is with standard DTS soundtracks. Likewise, decoding of
Dolby Digital Surround EX discs is automatic
with one exception. Some Surround EX titles
do not have the detection “flag” encoded on
the disc. To activate the Dolby Digital Surround
EX features for these discs (or for standard 5.1
channel Dolby Digital discs), you must manually activate Dolby Surround EX processing.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
6.1 and 7.1 Surround
The latest technology from Dolby uses advanced
matrix decoding for the surround channels in
a 6.1 channel or 7.1 channel system. Working with any 2.0 channel or 5.1 channel recording, Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing distributes the surround channel information
among three or four surround channels, with
a Music mode optimized for musical recordings and a Cinema mode optimized for film
soundtracks.
Rotel XS
6.1 and 7.1 Surround
The RSP-1068 also features Rotel XS (eXtra
Surround) processing provides extended surround performance on 6.1 and 7.1 channel
systems. The key benefit of Rotel XS is that it
works at all times with all multichannel digital signals, even those that might not otherwise
activate Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES surround
decoding for the center back channel(s). Always available when center back speaker(s)
are configured in the system setup, Rotel XS
decodes the surround channels and distributes
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the extended surround channels to the center
back speaker(s) in a way that tends to create
a diffuse surround effect. Rotel XS works with
matrix-encoded surround signals (such as nonflagged DTS-ES and Dolby Surround EX discs)
as well as digital source material that is not
Dolby Surround EX encoded (such as DTS 5.1,
Dolby Digital 5.1, and even Dolby Pro Logic
II decoded Dolby Digital 2.0 recordings).
DSP Music Modes
Unlike all of the formats mentioned above, the
RSP-1068 offers four surround modes that are
not part of a specific recording/playback system. These modes (MUSIC 1–4) use digital signal processing that adds special acoustic effects to any signal. DSP processing can be used
with Dolby Surround recordings, Dolby Digital recordings, CDs, radio broadcasts, or any
other source material; however, typically DSP
settings would be used with source material
for which there is no specific surround decoder.
The four MUSIC MODES in the RSP-1068 use
digital delay and reverberation effects to simulate progressively larger acoustic environments
with MUSIC 1 being the smallest type of venue
(such as a jazz club) and MUSIC 4 being a
large venue (such as a stadium). Typically used
to add ambience and a sense of space when
listening to music sources or other sources that
lack surround sound encoding.
2Ch/5Ch/7Ch Stereo Formats
The RSP-1068 also provides four modes that
disable all surround processing and deliver
stereo signals to amplifiers and speakers. There
are three options:
2CH Stereo: Turns off the center channel and
all surround channels in the system and delivers a conventional 2-channel signal to the front
speakers. If the system is configured to route
bass signals from the front speakers to the
subwoofer, this capability remains in effect.
Analog Bypass: For 2-channel analog inputs, there is a special stereo mode that bypasses ALL of the RSP-1068’s digital processing. The two front speakers receive pure analog
stereo full-range signals with no subwoofer
crossover, no delay, no level adjustments, and
no contour adjustment.
5CH Stereo: Distributes a stereo signal to
5.1 channel systems. The left channel signal
is sent, unchanged, to the front left and surround left speakers. The right channel is sent
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to the front right and surround right speakers.
A mono sum of the two channels is sent to the
center channel speaker.
7CH Stereo: This mode is the same as 5CH
Stereo described above except that it also
distributes stereo signals to center back
speaker(s) installed in the system.
Other Digital Formats
Several other digital formats are not surround
sound formats at all, but rather systems for digital
2-channel recordings.
PCM 2-channel: This is an uncompressed
2-channel digital signal such as that used for
standard CD recordings and some DVD recordings, particularly of older films.
HDCD®: This system uses higher bit rates and
a variety of enhancements to improve the sonic
performance compared to standard audio CDs.
These discs, labeled HDCD, can be played
on standard CD players. However, when the
digital signal is decoded using an HDCD
decoder like that in the RSP-1068, they will
provide exceptional musical reproduction.
DTS Music 5.1 Discs: These discs are a
variation of audio CDs that include a DTS 5.1
channel recording. The RSP-1068 decodes
these discs just like a DTS movie soundtrack
when played on a CD player or DVD player
with a digital output connection.
DVD-A music discs: Taking advantage of
the increased storage capacity of the DVD disc,
new high bit rate multichannel audio recordings are available on DVD-A discs. DVD-A discs
may include multiple versions of the recording including standard PCM stereo, Dolby
Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, and 96kHz/24 bit (or
higher) multichannel recordings using MLP
compression. Several of these formats (standard PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS 5.1 can
be decoded by the RSP-1068 when the DVD
player is connected with a digital cable. However, the existing optical and coax digital
connection standard does not provide sufficient bandwidth for multichannel high sampling
rate MLP recordings. Therefore, DVD-A discs
with these high-resolution audio soundtracks
must be decoded by a the DVD player and
the resulting analog signals sent to the
RSP-1068’s MULTI INPUT.
SACD®: This is a proprietary high-resolution
audio standard for use on SACD compatible
disc players. As with high-resolution DVD-A discs,
the bandwidth is too high for today’s digital
connection. Thus, these discs must be decoded
by SACD compatible player, with the output
sent to the RPS-1068’s MULTI INPUTS.
MP3: The RSP-1068 also features a decoder
for the digital MP3 (MPEG1- Audio Layer 3)
compression format. MP3 format recordings
are available on the Internet and can be played
on portable MP3 players or some disc players that can read CD-ROM discs connected
to the RSP-1068’s digital inputs.
MPEG Multichannel: The RSP-1068 can
decode MPEG Multichannel digital recordings.
Widely used in Europe, this format uses MPEG
data compression to record up to 5.1 channels of discrete digital audio, similar in function to the Dolby Digital and DTS formats.
Automatic Surround
Modes
Decoding of digital sources connected to the
digital inputs is generally automatic, with
detection triggered by a “flag” embedded in
the digital recording telling the RSP-1068 what
decoding format is required. For example,
when Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 channel
surround is detected, the RSP-1068 activates
the proper decoding.
The unit will also detect DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 or
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 discs and activate DTS-ES®
Extended Surround decoding. Dolby Digital
Surround EX recordings also trigger automatic
decoding (although not all Surround EX DVDs
have the necessary flag and may require manually activating Surround EX decoding). Likewise, a digital input from an HDCD® encoded
compact disc, a standard CD, a DTS 96/24
disc, or MP3 player will be auto-detected and
properly decoded to 2CH stereo operation.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx or Rotel XS processing can
be configured to be automatically active in all
6.1 or 7.1 channel systems configured with
center back speaker(s) and will ensure proper
extended surround decoding of all multichannel
digital signals, even those that might not otherwise trigger the proper extended surround
mode.
In many cases, the RSP-1068 will also recognize a digital signal with Dolby Surround encoding
(such as the default soundtrack on many DVDs)
and activate Dolby® Pro Logic II® decoding.
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NOTE :
A digital signal coming into the
RSP-1068 will be recognized and properly
decoded. However, on a DVD with multiple
soundtracks, you must tell the DVD player
which one to send to the RSP-1068. For example, you may need to use the DVD’s menu
system to select the Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS
5.1 soundtrack rather than the default Dolby
Digital 2.0 Dolby Surround soundtrack.
Additionally, you can configure a default surround mode for each input using the INPUT
SETUP menu (see the Setup section of this
manual). Combined with the auto-detection of
Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS, this default surround setting makes operation of the RSP-1068
surround modes totally automatic. For example,
if you set Dolby Pro Logic II movie mode as
the default for all of your video inputs, the
RSP-1068 will automatically decode Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS soundtracks when they are
played and use Pro Logic II matrix decoding
for all other recordings. For stereo inputs such
as CD and Tuner, you could select STEREO
mode as the default for 2-channel playback
or Dolby Pro Logic II music mode if you prefer to hear music sources in surround sound.
Manually Selecting
Surround Modes
As described in the previous section, the combination of auto-detection of Dolby Digital and
DTS recordings and setting default surround
modes for each input during the setup of the
RSP-1068 makes operation of surround modes
totally automatic. For many users, this automatic surround mode selection will meet all
of their listening needs.
For users who prefer a more active role in setting
surround modes, buttons on the remote and
the front panel provide manual selection of
surround mode that are not automatically detected or, in some cases, to override an automatic setting.
Manual settings available from the front panel
and/or the remote might be used when you
want to play:
• Standard 2-channel stereo (left/right speakers only) with no surround processing.
• Downmixed 2-channel playback of Dolby
Digital 5.1 or DTS recordings.
• Dolby 3-channel stereo (left/right/center)
of 2-channel recordings.
• 5-channel or 7-channel stereo from 2-channel recordings.
• One of four MUSIC modes for DSP concert hall simulation from 2-channel recordings.
• Dolby Pro Logic II cinema or music mode
matrix decoding of 2-channel recordings.
• DTS Neo:6 cinema or music mode matrix
decoding of 2-channel recordings.
• Dolby Digital Surround EX decoding of
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recordings or
Dolby Digital Surround EX discs that do not
trigger automatic decoding.
NOTE:
DTS, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, MP3,
MPEG Multichannel, HDCD (96kHz), and
PCM 2-channel (96kHz) digital signals are
auto-detected and cannot be overridden.
However, you can choose to use Dolby Digital Surround EX decoding for any Dolby Digital 5.1 source material. You can also downmix
Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 recordings for
2-channel playback.
• HDCD (non 96kHz) and PCM 2-channel
(non 96kHz) digital signals can be overridden to Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby 3-Stereo, DTS Neo:6, Music 1 – 4, 5CH Stereo, 7CH Stereo, and Stereo.
• Dolby Digital 2-channel Stereo can be overridden to Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby 3-Stereo, and Stereo.
The following topics describe in detail the
manual surround mode options available for
each type of recording:
Dolby Digital 5.1 discs
Dolby Digital Surround EX discs
Dolby Digital decoding is auto-detected and
cannot be overridden. You may, however, select
a 2 channel downmix of 5.1 channel recordings. In a 6.1ch or 7.1 ch system, you can
also choose Dolby Surround EX, Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Music, Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema
(7.1ch only), or Rotel XS processing for center back channels.
NOTE: In addition to the options that follow,
you can press the 2CH button on the front
panel or the remote to toggle between 2-channel downmix and multichannel playback.
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• On a 5.1 system. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then press the +/– buttons to change between DD 5.1 channel
or DD 2.0 channel downmix playback.
• On a 6.1 system. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step through five optons: DD 2.0
channel downmix, DD 5.1 channel, DD Surround EX center back processing, DD with
Pro Logic IIx Music center back processing or DD with Rotel XS center back processing. You should typically select Surround
EX or discs that are labeled Dolby Digital
Surround EX. For standard 5.1 channel
discs, Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music or Rotel
XS processing will provide a more diffuse
surround effect than the more highly localized Dolby EX decoding and will probably
be the better 6.1 channel options for nonSurround EX discs. Selecting DD 5.1 forces
the center back channel processing off for
conventional 5.1 channel playback. You
can also repeatedly press the DOLBY PLII/
3ST button on the front panel until the desired center back channel option is selected.
• On a 7.1 system. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step through six optons: DD 2.0
channel downmix, DD 5.1 channel, DD Surround EX center back processing, DD with
Pro Logic IIx Music center back processing, DD with Pro Logic IIx Cinema back
channel processing, or DD with Rotel XS
center back processing. You should typically select Surround EX or discs that are
labeled Dolby Digital Surround EX. For
standard 5.1 channel discs, Dolby Pro Logic
IIx Music or Rotel XS processing will provide a more diffuse surround effect than
the more highly localized Dolby EX decoding and may be the better 7.1 channel
options for non-Surround EX discs. Selecting DD 5.1 forces the center back channel processing off for conventional 5.1
channel playback. You can also repeatedly
press the DOLBY PLII/3ST button on the front
panel until the desired center back channel option is selected.
NOTE: When playing any Dolby Digital source,
you can select one of three dynamic range
control settings. See the Dynamic Range topic
in the Other Settings section of this manual.
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Dolby Digital 2.0 discs
Dolby Digital decoding is auto-detected and
cannot be overridden. You may, however, select
2-channel playback, 5.1 channel playback with
Pro Logic II matrix surround, 6.1/7.1 channel playback with Pro Logic IIx matrix surround,
or Dolby 3-Stereo playback.
• On a 5.1 system. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step through four optons: DD 2.0
channel, DD with Pro Logic II Cinema matrix
surround, DD with Pro Logic II Music matrix surround, or Dolby Digital 3 channel
stereo. You can also repeatedly press the
2CH button on the front panel or the remote to select the same options.
• On a 6.1/7.1 system. Press the SUR+
button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step through four optons: DD 2.0
channel, DD with Pro Logic IIx Cinema
matrix surround, DD with Pro Logic IIx Music
matrix surround, or Dolby Digital 3 channel stereo. You can also repeatedly press
the 2CH button on the front panel or the
remote to select the same options.
• To select Cinema or Music options
in Pro Logic II or Pro Logic IIx modes.
Press the SUR+ button twice while in Pro
Logic II or Pro Logic IIx modes. Then, use
the +/– buttons to select the Music or Cinema options.
NOTE: When playing any Dolby Digital source,
you can select one of three dynamic range
control settings. See the Dynamic Range topic
in the Other Settings section of this manual.
DTS 5.1 discs
DTS 96/24 discs
DTS-ES 6.1 discs
DTS decoding is auto-detected and cannot be
overridden. You may, however, select a 2
channel downmix of 5.1 channel recordings
or add Rotel XS center back processing for
5.1 channel discs.
NOTE: In addition to the options that follow,
you can press the 2CH button on the remote
to toggle between 2-channel downmix and
multichannel playback.
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• On a 5.1 system. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then press the +/– buttons to change between DTS 5.1 channel
or DTS 2.0 channel downmix playback.
• On a 6.1/7.1 system with a DTS 5.1
disc. Press the SUR+ button on the remote,
then use the +/– buttons to step through
the optonal modes: DTS 2.0 channel downmix, DTS 5.1 channel, DTS with Rotel XS
center back processing, DTS with Pro Logic
IIx Music center back processing, or DTS
with Pro Logic IIx Cinema center back processing (available only for 7.1 channel
systems). Selecting DTS 5.1 forces the center
back channel processing off for conventional 5.1 channel playback. You can also
repeatedly press the DTS Neo:6 button on
the front panel until the desired option is
selected.
• On a 6.1/7.1 system with a DTSES disc. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step
through three optional modes: DTS 2.0
channel downmix, DTS 5.1, or DTS-ES
6.1ch/7.1ch playback. On the front panel,
press the DTS Neo:6 button while playing
a DTS source to step through the same
options.
• On a 6.1/7.1 system with a DTS 96/
24 disc. Press the SUR+ button on the
remote, then use the +/– buttons to step
through the optonal modes: DTS 2.0 channel downmix, DTS 96, or DTS 96 with Rotel
XS center back processing. You can also
repeatedly press the DTS Neo:6 button on
the front panel until the desired option is
selected.
MPEG Multichannel discs
MPEG decoding is auto-detected and cannot
be overridden. You may, however, select a 2
channel downmix of 5.1 channel recordings.
If the system is configured with center back
speaker(s), you can also force Rotel XS processing on or off.
NOTE:
In addition to the options that follow,
you can press the 2CH button on the remote
to toggle between 2-channel downmix and
multichannel playback.
• On a 5.1 system. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then press the +/– buttons to change between MPEG 5.1 channel or MPEG 2.0 channel downmix playback.
• On a 6.1/7.1 system. Press the SUR+
button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step through the optonal modes:
MPEG 2.0 channel downmix, MPEG 5.1
channel, MPEG with Rotel XS center back
processing, MPEG with Pro Logic IIx Music center back processing, or MPEG with
Pro Logic IIx Cinema center back processing
(available only for 7.1 channel systems).
Selecting MPEG 5.1 forces the center back
channel processing off for conventional 5.1
channel playback. You can also repeatedly
press the DSP button on the front panel until
the desired option is selected.
Digital Stereo discs
(PCM, MP3, and HDCD)
This group of recordings includes any non-Dolby
Digital 2-channel signal from the RSP-1068’s
digital inputs. You can play these recordings
in 2-CH Stereo, Dolby 3-Stereo, 5-CH Stereo,
7-CH Stereo modes. You can also use Dolby
Pro Logic II matrix surround (5.1 ch systems),
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music (6.1/7.1 ch systems),
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema (6.1/7.1 ch systems), DTS Neo:6 surround, or one of the
MUSIC 1-4 DSP modes.
All of the bass management settings (speaker
size, subwoofer, and crossover) are in effect
with digital stereo inputs.
NOTE: In addition to the options that follow,
you can select 2-channel, Pro Logic II Cinema (for 5.1 ch systems), Pro Logic II Music
(for 5.1 ch systems), Pro Logic IIx Music (for
6.1/7.1 ch systems), Pro Logic IIx Cinema
(for 7.1 ch systems), 5-channel stereo, or 7channel stereo by pressing one of the surround mode buttons on the remote (2CH, PLC,
PLM, 5CH, 7CH).
• To select any mode for 2-channel
digital recordings. Press the SUR+ button
on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to
step through the optonal modes until the
desired mode is displayed.
• To select STEREO mode for 2-channel digital recordings. Press the 2CH
button on the front panel or remote.
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• To select Dolby multichannel modes
for 2-channel digital recordings. You
can also step through the Dolby options
(Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, or 3-Stereo) by
repeatedly pressing the DOLBY PLIIx/3ST
button on the front panel. You can select
Pro Logic or Pro Logic IIx Cinema or Music modes by pressing the PLC or PLM
buttons on the remote.
To change the Cinema or Music option in
Pro Logic II mode, press the SUR+ button
the remote twice while in Pro Logic II or
Pro Logic IIx modes. Then, press the +/–
buttons to select the option.
• To select DTS Neo:6 mode for 2channel digital recordings. You can
also step through the DTS options (Neo:6
Cinema or Neo:6 Music) by repeatedly
pressing the DTS Neo:6 button on the front
panel.
To change the Cinema or Music option in
Neo:6 mode, press the SUR+ button the
remote twice while in Neo:6 mode. Then,
press the +/– buttons to select the option.
• To select DSP multichannel modes
for 2-channel digital recordings. You
can also step through the DSP options
(MUSIC 1-4, 5CH, 7CH) by repeatedly
pressing the DSP button on the front panel.
Directly select 5CH mode by pressing the
5CH button on the remote. Directly select
7CH mode by pressing the 7CH button on
the remote.
Analog Stereo
This type of recording includes any conventional stereo signal from the RSP-1068’s analog inputs, including analog audio from CD
players, FM tuners, VCRs, tape decks, etc.
Analog stereo inputs require a choice about
how the signal is routed through the RSP-1068.
One option is the analog bypass mode. In this
mode, the stereo signal is routed directly to
the volume control and the outputs. It is pure
2-channel stereo, bypassing all of the digital
circuitry. None of the bass management features, speaker level settings, contour settings,
or delay settings are active. There is no subwoofer output. A full-range signal is sent directly to two speakers.
The other option converts the analog inputs
to digital signals, passing them through the
digital processors in the RSP-1068. This option allows all of the features to be active including bass management settings, crossovers,
subwoofer outputs, contour settings, etc. In this
mode, you can select several surround modes
including 2-CH Stereo, Dolby 3-Stereo, 5-CH
Stereo, 7-CH Stereo modes. You can also use
Dolby Pro Logic II or Pro Logic IIx surround,
DTS Neo:6 surround, or one of the MUSIC
1-4 DSP modes.
NOTE: In addition to the options that follow,
you can select Pro Logic II Cinema, Pro Logic
II Music, Pro Logic IIx Cinema, Pro Logic IIx
Music, 5-channel stereo, or 7-channel stereo
by pressing one of the surround mode buttons on the remote (PLC, PLM, 5CH, 7CH).
• To select Stereo or Analog bypass
mode for 2-channel analog recordings. Press the 2CH button on the remote
to toggle between Stereo (with digital processing) or Analog Bypass (no digital processing) modes.
• To select any mode for 2-channel
analog recordings. Press the SUR+ button on the remote, then use the +/– buttons to step through the optonal modes until
the desired mode is displayed.
• To select Dolby multichannel modes
for 2-channel analog recordings. You
can also step through the Dolby options
(Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, or 3-Stereo) by
repeatedly pressing the DOLBY PLIIx/3ST
button on the front panel. You can select
Pro Logic or Pro Logic IIx Cinema or Music modes by pressing the PLC or PLM
buttons on the remote.
To change the Cinema or Music option in
Pro Logic II mode, press the SUR+ button
the remote twice while in Pro Logic II or
Pro Logic IIx modes. Then, press the +/–
buttons to select the option.
• To select DTS Neo:6 modes for 2channel analog recordings. You can
also step through the DTS options (Neo:6
Cinema or Neo:6 Music) by repeatedly
pressing the DTS Neo:6 button on the front
panel.
To change the Cinema or Music option in
Neo:6 mode, press the SUR+ button the
remote twice while in Neo:6 mode. Then,
press the +/– buttons to select the option.
• To select DSP multichannel modes
for 2-channel analog recordings. You
can also step through the DSP options
(MUSIC 1-4, 5CH, 7CH) by repeatedly
pressing the DSP button on the front panel.
Directly select 5CH mode by pressing the
5CH button on the remote. Directly select
7CH mode by pressing the 7CH button on
the remote.
Other Settings
Temporary Speaker Level
The levels of all channels should be calibrated
using the TEST TONE procedure during the
initial setup of the RSP-1068. You can make
a temporary change in the relative volume of
the center, surround, center back, or subwoofer
channels using buttons on the remote control
or the front panel controls. These temporary
adjustments only remain in effect until a different input is selected or until the RSP-1068
is turned off.
To adjust speaker levels using the
remote:
1. Press a selection button on the remote to select
a channel (or pair of channels) for adjustment. Press the C button to adjust the CENTER channel. Press the S button to adjust the
SUBWOOFER channel. Press the R button
to adjust the rear SURROUND or CENTER
BACK channels (each press of the R button
toggles between the SURROUND channels
and the CENTER BACK channels). The selected speaker and its current setting appear
briefly in the display.
2. Use the UP or DOWN buttons on the remote to adjust the output level of the selected channel(s).
NOTE: If no level adjustment is made for 10
seconds, the levels revert to the default calibrated settings.
As you select a speaker in the above adjustments, you may notice an addition choice,
“group delay”. See the following for an explanation of this feature.
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Temporary Group Delay
To adjust dynamic range:
The SPEAKER adjustments (described above)
can also be used to make a temporary adjustment to the group delay or “lip-synch” delay.
Group delay delays the overall audio signal
(to all speakers) by a specified amount to correct
for situations where the video and audio signals are out of synch. This can occur with
upconverted digital TV signals or when trying
to match a radio broadcast with the video from
a sports event. The settings range from 0 to
500 milliseconds in 5 ms increments.
Press the DYN button on the remote repeatedly until the desired setting appears in the
front panel display. This setting remains in effect
for all Dolby Digital program material until it
is changed.
Like the speaker settings, this is a temporary
adjustment that overrides the permanent default setting for a video source until a different input source is selected or the unit is turned
off.
To adjust group delay using the remote:
1. Press the C button on the remote twice.
2. Use the UP or DOWN buttons on the remote to adjust the amount of delay applied
to all channels.
Dynamic Range
Dolby Digital recordings are capable of wide
dynamic range (the difference between the softest and loudest sounds). In some cases, this
may tax amplifiers and/or speakers. In other
cases, you may want to reduce the dynamic
range when listening at low volume levels. This
is particularly useful in order to keep dialog
loud enough to be intelligible while avoiding
excessively loud sound effects. Dolby Digital
dynamic compensation is a sophisticated feature that allows you to adjust the dynamic range
while still preserving fidelity. The actual amount
of compression relies on instructions embedded in the Dolby Digital recording and varies to best suit the specific program content.
There are three dynamic range settings available for Dolby Digital recordings:
MAX: full dynamic range
MID: slightly reduced dynamic range, roughly
comparable to the signal from a compact disc
MIN: more heavily reduced dynamic range,
but still comparable to the signal from a typical VHS Hi-Fi recording.
NOTE: The dynamic range compensation feature is only available in Dolby Digital mode.
The setting is ignored with all other types of
recordings.
Contour/Tone Settings
The contour controls (available on the front
panel and the remote control) can be used to
make a temporary change the high or low frequency content at the frequency extremes.
Adjustments to the contour settings are temporary; they remain in effect only until a different source input is selected or the unit is turned
off. Permanent settings can be made using the
Contour Setup menu.
The settings can be adjusted up or down by
a maximum of 6dB. Changing the high frequency contour (HF) increases or decreases
the treble. Changing the low frequency contour (LF) increases or decreases the bass content. The changes affect only the speaker or
speaker(s) selected for adjustment in the Contour
Setup menu. The settings are shown on the
front panel display as you adjust them.
To adjust the contour settings from the
remote:
1. Press the TONE button on the remote. Either LF or HF appears in the OSD and front
panel displays, depending on which adjustment is currently active. Press the TONE
button again to toggle to the other adjustment.
2. Press the UP/DOWN buttons on the remote
to increase or decrease the setting. The
display will revert to normal operation following several seconds of inactivity.
To adjust the contour settings from the
front panel:
1. Turn the LF knob to increase or decrease
the low frequency contour.
2. Turn the HF knob to increase or decrease
the high frequency contour.
More extensive contour adjustments for all
speakers or for any group of speakers (front,
center, surround, etc.) can also be made from
the Contour Settings OSD menu in the Setup
section of this manual.
NOTE:
The tone adjustments are available for
all surround modes and inputs, except the
MULTI input and analog bypass mode.
Cinema EQ
The EQ button (remote only) activates or deactivates a special CINEMA EQ setting. This
equalization may be desirable for playback
of movie source material to compensate for
the acoustic differences between a commercial cinema and a home theater environment
by reducing the high-frequency content.
The EQ setting is independent for each source
input. Using the button only changes the setting for the currently active source input.
Zone 2 Operation
The RSP-1068 provides Zone 2 multi-room
capability, allowing you to enjoy music and
operate the system from a second room. From
the remote location, you can select a source
component (independent from the source playing in the main room), adjust the volume level
in the remote zone, and operate the source
components.
To use the Zone 2 capability, you need additional components: a pair of speakers installed
in the remote zone, an amplifier to drive them,
an optional TV monitor for video signals, and
a third-party IR repeater system.
Zone 2 can be controlled from the main room
using RSP-1068’s front panel ZONE button or
using the remote control in the main room. Operation from the remote zone requires the installation of an infrared repeater system
(Xantech, Niles, etc.) which relays infrared
remote control commands from Zone 2 to the
ZONE REM IN connector on the back of the
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Several points about the Zone 2 function:
• There are two options for the Zone 2 output level, selectable from the OSD configuration menu. VARIABLE output provides full
adjustment of the volume level. FIXED output disables the Zone 2 volume control with
the output permanently set to a specified level.
This might be useful for sending a line level
signal to a preamp or integrated amp with
its own volume control or to a distribution
amplifier with multiple volume controls.
• The RR-1050 remote control supplied with
the RSP-1068 will operate Zone 2 if used
with a repeater system from the remote
zone. It can also be programmed to operate Rotel source components via the
RSP-1068's IR OUT jack.
• Any source component connected to the
RSP-1068's analog inputs can be sent to
the Zone 2 outputs. ZONE 2 operates independently of the main room. You can
select a different source or adjust Zone 2
volume without affecting the MAIN outputs
in any way.
• Avoid sending the same infrared command
to the RSP-1068 front panel sensor and a
Zone 2 repeater at the same time. This
means that Zone 2 must be in a different
room from the RSP-1068.
Zone 2 Power On/Off
Operation
Once master power is applied to the unit by
pressing the rear panel POWER switch button, the RSP-1068 provides independent power
on/off operation for both zones. Pressing the
remote control ON/OFF buttons in the main
room activates or deactivates the RSP-1068
in the main room only and has no effect on
Zone 2. However, placing the rear panel master
POWER switch in the OFF position completely
shuts off the unit, for both zones.
NOTE:
For proper power on and off operation with Zone 2, the RSP-1068’s power mode
should be set to the factory default DIRECT
setting or to the STANDBY setting using the
Other Options menu described in the Setup
section of this manual.
Controlling Zone 2
from the Main Room
You can control Zone 2 from the main room
using front panel or remote control buttons to
activate or deactivate Zone 2, change input
sources, and adjust the volume. Controlling
Zone 2 from the main room is accomplished
by pressing the ZONE button on the front panel
or remote, putting the RSP-1068 in Zone 2 control mode temporarily. When the Zone 2 status is displayed, the OSD and/or front panel
displays show the current source selection and
volume in Zone 2 for ten seconds, during which
time you can use the front panel VOLUME
control and INPUT buttons to change the ZONE
2 settings.
To turn Zone 2 on or off:
1. Press the front panel or remote ZONE button. Zone 2 status appears in the OSD and
front panel displays.
2. Within 10 seconds, press the front panel
or remote ZONE button to toggle Zone 2
on or off.
3. Following 10 seconds with no commands,
the RSP-1068 reverts to normal operation.
To change the Zone 2 input source:
1. Press the front panel or remote ZONE button. Zone 2 status appears in the OSD and
front panel displays.
2. Within 10 seconds, press one of the INPUT buttons to select a new source for Zone
2. The name of the selected source appears
in the display. Instead of pressing an INPUT button, you can also push the +/–
buttons on the remote to step through the
inputs.
3. Following 10 seconds with no commands,
the RSP-1068 reverts to normal operation.
To change the Zone 2 volume:
1. Press the front panel or remote ZONE button. Zone 2 status appears in the OSD and
front panel displays.
2. Within 10 seconds, adjust the volume
control on the front panel or remote to
change the Zone 2 output level. The new
setting appears in the display.
3. Following 10 seconds with no commands,
the RSP-1068 reverts to normal operation.
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Controlling Zone 2 from the
Remote Location
With a properly configured IR repeater system, you have full control of Zone 2 using an
RR-1050 remote from the Zone 2 location. You
can select and operate a source, adjust the
volume, and turn Zone 2 on or off. Whatever
commands you send from the RR-1050 will
change Zone 2 and only Zone 2, just as if
you were controlling a totally independent
audio system in that room. These changes will
have no effect on the main listening room.
To turn Zone 2 on or off, press the ON/OFF
buttons on the remote. To adjust the volume
in Zone 2, press the VOLUME buttons on the
remote. To select a different analog input source,
press one of the DEVICE/INPUT buttons on
the remote. You can also use the +/– buttons
to step through the source inputs.
NOTE: The volume adjustment is only available if the Zone 2 outputs are configured to
use VARIABLE levels. With FIXED levels, the
volume control for Zone 2 is disabled.
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
SETUP
The RSP-1068 features two types of information displays to help operate the system. The
first consists of simple status displays that appear
on the TV screen and/or front panel display
whenever primary settings (Volume, Input, etc.)
are changed. These status displays are selfexplanatory.
A more comprehensive ON-SCREEN DISPLAY
(OSD) menu system is available at any time
by pressing the MENU/OSD button on the
remote. These OSD menus guide you through
the configuration and setup of the RSP-1068.
In general, the settings made in the configuration process are memorized as default settings and need not be made again for normal operation of the unit.
The OSD menus can be configured to display
several different languages. The default English
version of all the menus is shown at the front
of this manual. If your language is available,
those menus will be shown in the following
instructions. If you would like to change from
the default English language before proceeding, go to the instructions for the OTHER OPTIONS menu later in this manual. From this
menu, you can change the language display.
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Menu Basics
System Status
Navigation Buttons
The following remote control buttons are used
to navigate the OSD menu system:
SYSTEM STATUS
LISTEN:Tuner
VID INPUT:Video 1
RECORD:Source
MODE:Dolby Digital
INPUT:Coaxial 2
VOLUME:65
ZONE 2:Off
SPEAKERS:FR CNT SUB FL
SR CB1 CB2 SL
M
GUIDE
C
MENU
UP
L
C
M
K
OSD
-
ENT
+
C
PREV CH
S
DWN
SEARCH –
R
SEARCH +
The SYSTEM STATUS menu provides a snapshot of the current system settings and a starting point for reaching all other screens and
menus. This screen appears when you press
the remote MENU/OSD or front panel MENU
button [DELETE] and displays the following information:
M
LISTEN: the input source selected for listening.
MENU/OSD button: Press to display the
SYSTEM STATUS screen. From the SYSTEM STATUS screen, press the ENTER button to display
the MAIN MENU screen which has links to
all other menus. If a menu is already visible,
push this button to cancel the display. The
MENU button on the front panel provides the
same function.
VID INPUT: the video source selected for
viewing. Can be VIDEO 1–5 or OFF (no video)
as selected on the INPUT SETUP menu. Typically, the video source matches the audio from
listening source; however a different video input
can be selected.
DOWN/UP Buttons: Press to move up and
down in the lists of menu items that appear
on the OSD screens.
+/– Buttons: Press to change the current settings for a selected menu item on OSD screens.
ENTER Button: From the SYSTEM STATUS
screen, press ENTER to display the MAIN
MENU screen. From any other OSD screen,
press ENTER to confirm a setting and return
to the MAIN menu.
RECORD: the source selected for recording
from the VIDEO and AUDIO outputs.
MODE: the current surround sound mode.
INPUT: the input selected for the current source:
Optical Digital, Coaxial Digital, Analog, etc.
VOLUME: the current volume setting.
ZONE: the current status of ZONE 2, ON or
OFF.
SPEAKERS: highlights the speakers that are
currently configured for the system (front right,
center, subwoofer, front left, surround left, center
back 1, center back 2, and surround right)
No changes can be made using this screen;
it only provides information. To go to the rest
of the menus, press the ENTER button to go
to the MAIN menu. Press the MENU/OSD
button on the remote to cancel the display and
return to normal operation.
NOTE: The SYSTEM STATUS screen appears
for five seconds when the unit is turned on
and automatically turns off.
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Main Menu
MAIN MENU
INPUT
DELAY
SUB SETUP
OTHER
CONTOUR
SPEAKER
TEST TONE
ZONE 2
DEFAULT
EXIT
The MAIN MENU provides access to OSD
screens for various configuration options. MAIN
MENU is reached by pressing the ENTER button
from the SYSTEM STATUS menu described
above or from most other menus. To go to the
desired menu, move the highlight using the
UP/DOWN and +/– buttons on the remote
and press the ENTER button. Press the MENU/
OSD button on the remote to cancel the display and return to normal operation.
Configuring Inputs
A key step in setting up the RSP-1068 is to
configure each source input using the INPUT
SETUP screens. Configuring the inputs allows
you to set defaults for a number of settings
including the type of input connector, the desired
surround mode, custom labels that appear in
the displays when a source is selected, and
many more. The following OSD menus are used
to configure the inputs.
Input Setup
INPUT SETUP
LISTEN:CD
VID INPUT:Video 1
INPUT LABEL:_______
INPUT:Coaxial 2
CINEMA EQ:Off
12V TRIGGER:1
DEFAULT MODE:Dolby 3 Stereo
GROUP DELAY:200ms
MAIN MENU
The INPUT SETUP menu configures the source
inputs and is reached from the MAIN menu.
The screen provides the following options, selected by placing the highlight on the desired
line using the UP/DOWN buttons:
LISTEN: changes the current listening input
source (CD, TUNER, TAPE, VIDEO1–5, & MULTI
INPUT). Changing this input also allows you
to select a specific input for configuring.
VID INPUT: select the video source to be
displayed on the TV monitor with the listening source specified on the first line. Can be
VIDEO 1–5 or OFF (no video). Typically, the
video source matches the audio from listening source; however a different video input
can be selected. For audio only sources (such
as a CD player), you would typically specify
OFF so that no video is displayed.
INPUT LABEL: The eight character labels for
the all eight inputs can be customized. Place
the highlight on this line to begin labelling. The
first character in the label will be flashing.
1. Press the +/– buttons on the remote to
change the first letter, scrolling through the
list of available characters.
2. Press the ENT button on the remote to confirm that letter and move to the next position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all eight characters (including blank spaces) have been
completed. The final press of the ENT button
saves the new label.
INPUT: assigns a physical input connection
to use as the default for the source displayed
in the first line of the menu. The options are
ANALOG input, three OPTICAL digital inputs
(OPTICAL 1–3), and five COAXIAL digital inputs (COAXIAL 1–5).
When a digital input is the default, the unit
will check for a digital signal when the INPUT
SOURCE is selected. If no digital signal is
present, the unit will automatically revert to the
analog input.
When an ANALOG input is the default, the
unit will not access a digital signal, even though
one may be present at the digital input; thus,
the ANALOG setting forces the unit to use an
analog signal. Assigning a digital input (with
its auto-sensing) is generally the preferred configuration for any source with a digital output.
NOTE:
If a source connected to a digital input
is selected, that signal will automatically be
sent to both digital outputs for recording.
CINEMA EQ: The RSP-1068 includes a CINEMA EQ feature which reduces the high-frequency content of movie soundtracks to simulate
the frequency response of a large movie theater and/or eliminate sibilance. You can turn
the CINEMA EQ on or off as the default setting for the selected input using this menu
choice. In general, this setting should be OFF
for most source inputs, unless you are consistently bothered by excessively bright sound from
movie soundtracks.
12V TRIGGER: The RSP-1068 has three 12V
trigger outputs (labeled 1, 2, and ZONE2) that
supply a 12V DC signal to turn on Rotel components and other components as needed. This
menu item turns on specific 12V trigger outputs whenever the indicated source is selected.
For example, set up the VIDEO 1 input to turn
on the 12V trigger for your DVD player. The
options for this menu item are:
1/2/ALL/NO.
DEFAULT MODE: The DEFAULT MODE setting allows you to set a default surround sound
mode for each source input. The default setting will be used unless the source material
triggers automatic decoding of a particular type
or unless the default setting is temporarily overridden by the front panel or remote surround
mode buttons.
NOTE:
Default surround modes are stored independently for the analog and digital inputs
for each source.
Options for the default surround modes are:
Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby 3 Stereo, Music 1,
Music 2, Music 3, Music 4, 5ch Stereo, 7ch
Stereo, PCM 2 Channel, DTS Neo:6, Bypass
(for analog input only), and Stereo.
NOTE:
The following types of digital discs or
source material are generally detected automatically and the proper decoding activated
with no action or setting required: DTS, DTS-ES
Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Digital
2-channel, MPEG Multichannel, PCM 2-Channel, PCM 96kHz, MP3, HDCD, and HDCD
96kHz.
Since Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS sources are
detected and decoded automatically, the default setting typically tells the RSP-1068 how
to process a 2-channel stereo signal. For example, you might have your CD input default
to 2-channel stereo, DVD and VCR inputs default
to Dolby Pro Logic II processing for matrixencoded Dolby surround material, and TUNER
input default to one of the MUSIC modes.
In some cases, the default setting can be manually overridden by the front panel surround
mode buttons or the SUR+ button on the remote. See the Manually Selecting Surround
Modes section of this manual for more information on which settings can be overridden.
RSP-1068 Surround Sound Processor
Two of the default surround mode settings
available on this menu offer additional choices.
Dolby Pro Logic II decoding offers a choice
of CINEMA or MUSIC settings. DTS Neo:6
decoding offers a choice of CINEMA or MUSIC
settings. When either Dolby Pro Logic II or DTS
Neo:6 is selected with this menu item, the
current setting choice will also be displayed.
In addition, the function of the ENTER button
changes, taking you to a sub-menu where you
can change the settings and/or additional
parameters for Dolby Pro Logic II or DTS Neo:6
decoding. See the following section for details.
GROUP DELAY: Also known as “lip-sync”
delay, this setting delays the audio signal for
an input by the specified amount to match the
video input. This feature can be useful when
the video signal is delayed more than the audio
signal as sometimes happens with upconverted
digital TV processors or when trying to match
a radio broadcast with the video from a sports
event.
The range of available settings is from 0ms
to 500ms, in 5ms increments. The setting is
individually stored for each input and is the
default group delay each time that input is selected. The setting can be temporarily overridden from the front panel or the remote.
OPTIONS: This selection is only visible when
Pro Logic II or Neo:6 surround mode is selected.
Highlight this line and press ENTER to go to
submenus with additional options for these
surround modes. See below.
To return to the MAIN menu from the INPUT
SETUP menu (except when Dolby Pro Logic II
or DTS Neo:6 is selected in the SURR MODE
field), press the ENTER button. Press the MENU/
OSD button on the remote to cancel the menu
display and return to normal operation.
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Multi Input Setup
INPUT SETUP
LISTEN:Multi Input
VID INPUT:Video 1
INPUT LABEL:_______
12V TRIGGER:1
LFE REDIRECT:On
MAIN MENU
Dolby Pro Logic II (x)
DOLBY PRO LOGIC II(X)
MODE:Music
OPTIONAL PARAMETERS
PANORAMA:Off
DIMENSION:3
CENTER WIDTH:0
INPUT SETUP MENU
When the MULTI INPUT source is selected on
the INPUT SETUP menu, the available options
change to reflect the fact that these inputs are
direct analog inputs and bypass the RSP-1068’s
digital processing. The INPUT, CINEMA EQ,
and DEFAULT MODE options are not available
since these are all digitally implemented features.
When Dolby Pro Logic II (x) is selected as the
default surround mode on the INPUT SETUP
menu, there are additional settings and parameters to optimize the surround decoding
for music or movie soundtracks. Dolby Pro Logic
II uses matrix decoding algorithms to derive
a center channel and surround channels from
2-channel source material.
The VID INPUT, INPUT LABEL, and 12V TRIGGER options are still available and work as
described on the previous menu.
The first line of the Dolby Pro Logic II (x) submenu selects CINEMA or MUSIC modes for
matrix decoding. Use the +/– buttons on the
remote to select a mode.
One additional option, LFE REDIRECT, provides
an alternative bass management configuration. Typically, the eight channels of the MULTI
INPUT are configured as pure analog bypass
signals, going straight from the inputs to the
volume control and the preamp outputs, bypassing all of the digital processing. There are
no crossovers and no bass management; therefore, whatever signal goes into the subwoofer
channel will be sent to the subwoofer preamp
output.
This configuration may not be ideal for multichannel systems configured with high-pass
speakers, redirecting bass to a powered subwoofer. An option, called LFE REDIRECT, sends
the seven main channels directly to the outputs as usual. In addition, it takes a duplicate
copy of these seven channels, combines them
into mono, and routes them through a 100
Hz analog low-pass crossover to the subwoofer
preamp output. This creates a summed mono
subwoofer signal, derived from the seven main
channels of the MULTI INPUT.
Use the LFE REDIRECT off for the pure analog
bypass configuration. Use the LFE REDIRECT
on setting to derive the mono summed subwoofer output.
Select CINEMA to optimize for Dolby Surround
encoded movie soundtracks including increased surround separation and full-bandwidth
surround channel frequency response.
Select MUSIC to optimize for musical recordings. When the MUSIC mode is selected, three
additional parameters will be available on the
OSD screen. Use the UP/DOWN buttons on
the remote to select a parameter. Use the +/
– buttons to change the selected parameter
as follows:
• PANORAMA: The Panorama option
extends the front stereo image to include
the surround speakers for a dramatic “wraparound” effect. The options are OFF or ON.
• DIMENSION: The Dimension option allows you to gradually adjust the soundfield
towards the front or towards the rear. There
are seven incremental settings from 0 to
6. A setting of 0 shifts the soundfield towards the rear for maximum surround effect. A setting of 6 shifts the soundfield to
the front for minimum surround effect. The
default setting of 3 provides a “neutral”
balance between the two extremes.
• CENTER WIDTH: The Center Width option
allows you to spread the signal intended for
the center speaker to the left and right front
speakers, widening the perceived soundfield.
There are eight incremental settings from 0
to 7. With the default setting of 0, there is
no center width spreading and all of the center
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channel information is sent to the center
speaker. The maximum setting of 7 shifts all
of the center channel signal to the left and
right speakers, essentially muting the center
speaker and maximizing the soundfield width.
Other settings provide incremental steps between the two extremes.
When you have completed all the desired
adjustments, highlight the INPUT SETUP MENU
line at the bottom of the screen and press the
ENTER button to return to the INPUT SETUP
menu (or just press the ENTER button).
DTS Neo:6
DTS Neo:6
MODE:Cinema
INPUT SETUP MENU
When DTS Neo:6 is selected as the default
surround mode on the INPUT SETUP menu,
there are additional option settings and parameters available to optimize the surround
decoding for various types of recordings, music
or movie soundtracks. DTS Neo:6 uses matrix decoding algorithms to derive a center
channel and surround channels from 2-channel source material.
In DTS Neo:6 surround mode, there will only
be one choice available on the sub-menu:
selecting CINEMA or MUSIC modes. Use the
+/– buttons on the remote to change the settings.
• Select CINEMA to optimize the DTS Neo:6
decoding for movie soundtracks.
• Select MUSIC to optimize the DTS Neo:6
decoding for musical recordings.
When you have completed the setting, highlight the INPUT SETUP MENU line at the bottom of the screen and press the ENTER button to return to the INPUT SETUP menu (or just
press the ENTER button).
Configuring
Speakers and Audio
This section of the setup process covers items
concerning audio reproduction such as the
number of speakers, bass management including subwoofer crossovers, establishing equal
output levels for all channels, delay settings,
and tone contour settings.
Understanding Speaker
Configuration
Home theater systems vary in the number of
speakers and the bass capabilities of those
speakers. The RSP-1068 offers surround modes
tailored to systems with various numbers of
speakers and bass management features which
send bass information to the speaker(s) best
able to handle it – subwoofers and/or large
speakers. For optimum performance, you must
tell the RSP-1068 the number of speakers in
your system and how bass should be distributed among them.
NOTE:
There are two types of bass in a surround system. The first is bass recorded in each
of the main channels (front, center, and surround). This bass is present in all recordings
and soundtracks. In addition, Dolby Digital 5.1
and DTS 5.1 recordings may have a Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel – the .1 channel.
This LFE channel, typically played by a subwoofer, is used for effects such as explosions
or rumble. The use of the LFE channel will vary
from soundtrack to soundtrack. Recordings that
are not encoded in Dolby Digital or DTS do
not have the LFE channel.
The following configuration instructions refer to
LARGE and SMALL speakers, referring more
to their desired bass configuration than their
physical size. Specifically, use the LARGE setting for speakers that you want to play deep
bass signals. Use the SMALL designation for
speakers that would benefit from having their
bass sent to more capable speakers. The bass
management system redirects bass information
away from all SMALL speakers and sends it to
the LARGE speakers and/or the SUBWOOFER.
It may be useful to think of LARGE as “full-range”
and SMALL as “high-pass filtered.”
Four typical examples of the many possible
system configurations illustrate the principles
behind bass management:
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• Five LARGE speakers and subwoofer: This system requires no bass redirection. All five speakers play the normal bass recorded in their respective channels. The subwoofer plays only the LFE
channel bass. Depending on the
soundtrack, there may be minimal use of
the LFE channel, so the subwoofer would
be under utilized. Meanwhile the normal
bass places higher demands on the capabilities of the other speakers and the amplifiers driving them.
• LARGE front, center, surround
speakers, no subwoofer. The normal
bass from the front, center, and surround
channels is played in its respective speakers. With no subwoofer, the LFE bass is redirected to all five LARGE speakers. This
places significant demands on these speakers and their amplifiers, as they must play
their own normal bass plus the very demanding LFE bass.
• All SMALL speakers and subwoofer.
The normal bass from all channels is redirected to the subwoofer, which also plays
the LFE channel. The subwoofer handles
ALL of the bass in the system. This configuration provides several benefits: deep bass
is played by the speaker most suited to do
so, the main speakers may play louder with
less distortion, and the need for amplifier
power is reduced. This configuration should
be used with bookshelf-size or smaller main
speakers. It should also be considered in
some cases with floorstanding front speakers. This configuration is advantageous
when driving the system with moderate
power amplifiers.
• LARGE front speakers, SMALL center and surround speakers, and a
subwoofer. The normal bass from the
SMALL center and surround speakers is redirected to the LARGE front speakers and
the subwoofer. The LARGE front speakers
play their own normal bass plus the redirected bass from the SMALL speakers and
LFE bass. The subwoofer plays the LFE bass
plus the redirected bass from all of the other
channels. This might be an appropriate configuration with a pair of very capable front
speakers driven by a large power amplifier. A potential disadvantage with mixed
LARGE and SMALL configurations is that
the bass response may not be as consistent from channel to channel as it might
be with the all SMALL configuration.
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NOTE: As an alternative configuration with a
satellite/subwoofer package as the front
speakers, follow the speaker manufacturer’s
instructions, connecting the high-level inputs
of the powered subwoofer directly to the front
speaker outputs of the RSP-1068 and connecting the satellites to the subwoofer’s own
crossover. In this arrangement, the speakers
would be classified as LARGE and the subwoofer setting would be OFF for all surround
modes. No information is lost during playback because the system redirects bass information to the front LARGE speakers. While
this configuration ensures proper satellite
speaker operation by using the speaker’s own
crossovers, it has some disadvantages in terms
of system calibration and would generally not
be the preferred configuration.
Speaker Setup
SPEAKER SETUP
FRONT:Large
CENTER:Large
SURROUND:Large
CENTER BACK:Large1
SUBWOOFER:Yes
ADVANCED:Enter
MAIN MENU
The SPEAKER SETUP menu is used to configure the RSP-1068 for use with your specific
loudspeakers and to determine the bass management configuration as described in the
previous overview. The menu is accessed from
the MAIN menu.
The following speaker options are available:
FRONT SPEAKERS (small/large): Use the
LARGE setting to have the front speakers play
low bass (full-range). Use the SMALL setting
to redirect normal bass away from these speakers to a subwoofer (high-pass filtered).
CENTER SPEAKER(S) (large/small/
none): Use the LARGE position (not available
with SMALL front speakers) to have the center speaker play low bass (full-range). Use the
SMALL position if your center channel speaker
has limited low frequency capability, or if you
prefer that the bass be sent to the subwoofer
(high-pass). Select the NONE setting if your
system does not have a center channel speaker
(the surround modes will automatically divide
all center channel information equally between
the two front speakers, creating a phantom
center channel).
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SURROUND SPEAKERS (large/small/
none): Select the LARGE setting (not available with SMALL front speakers) to have the
surround speakers play low bass (full-range).
If your rear speakers have limited bass capability or if you would prefer that the bass go
to a subwoofer, use the SMALL setting (highpass). If your system has no rear surround speakers, select the NONE setting (surround channels are added to the front speakers so none
of the recording is lost).
CENTER BACK SPEAKER(S) (large1/
large2/small1/small2/none): Some
systems have one or two additional center back
surround speakers. Select the LARGE settings
(not available with SMALL front speakers) to
have your center back speaker(s) play low bass.
Use LARGE 1 if you have one center back
speaker (6.1) or LARGE 2 (7.1) if you have
two center back speakers (7.1). If your center back speakers have limited bass capability or if you would prefer that the bass go to
a subwoofer, use the SMALL setting (SMALL1
for one speaker, SMALL2 for two speakers).
If your system has no center back speakers,
select the NONE setting. With center back
speakers, the Rotel XS eXtra surround, Dolby
Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
Neo:6 or other decoders will provide center
back signals for any surround mode.
SUBWOOFER (yes/no/max): The YES setting is the standard setting if your system has
a subwoofer. If your system does not have a
subwoofer, select NO. Select the MAX setting
for maximum bass output with normal bass
being duplicated by both the subwoofer and
any LARGE speakers in the system.
ADVANCED: Speaker configuration is generally a global setting for all surround modes
and need only be done once. However, for
special circumstances, the RSP-1068 provides
the option of setting the speaker configuration
independently for each of four surround modes.
Select the ADVANCED line on the menu and
press ENTER to go to the ADVANCED SPEAKER
SETUP menu described in the following section.
To change a setting on the SPEAKER SETUP
menu, place the highlight on the desired line
using the UP/DOWN buttons and use the +/
– buttons to toggle through the available settings. To return to the MAIN menu, press the
ENTER button. Press the MENU/OSD button
on the remote to cancel the display and return to normal operation.
Advance Speaker Setup
ADV SPEAKER SETUP
SPEAKER:Front
CROSSOVER:100Hz
DOLBY:Small
DTS:Small
STEREO/MPEG:Large
MUSIC:Small
SPEAKER SETUP MENU
In most cases, the standard speaker configuration described above is a global setting and
can be used for all surround modes. However,
the RSP-1068 provides the capability to customize these settings for four different surround
modes: Dolby, DTS, Stereo, and Music. For
example, you could set up the Dolby and DTS
modes for 5.1 channel sound, while the Stereo mode changes to a 2-speaker setup with
or without a subwoofer. In addition, the ADVANCED SPEAKER SETUP allows you to select a customized high-pass crossover frequency
for the front, center, surround, and surround
back speakers.
NOTE:
In most systems, the default settings on
this menu will provide the most predictable
results and most users will not need to change
any settings. You should fully understand bass
management and have a specific reason for
needing a custom configuration before changing these settings. Otherwise, skip to the following topic, SUBWOOFER SETUP.
The available settings on the ADVANCED
SPEAKER SETUP menu are as follows:
SPEAKER (front/center/surround/center back/subwoofer): Select the set of
speakers to be configured with custom settings.
CROSSOVER (40Hz/60Hz/80Hz/
100Hz/120Hz/150Hz/200Hz): Typically, the RSP-1068 uses a single master setting for the high-pass and low-pass crossover
point between all SMALL speakers and the
subwoofer. This master crossover point is set
on the SUBWOOFER SETUP menu described
in the following section. When you first access the ADVANCED SPEAKER SETUP menu,
the current master crossover point will be shown
on this line. Change the value of this line only
if you want the current speaker to have a different crossover point. For example, if your
master crossover is set to 80Hz, but you want
your front speakers to crossover to the subwoofer at 60 Hz, you would select 60Hz for
the front speakers on this line. This setting ONLY
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affects redirected bass and does not affect the
LFE channel in any way. The OFF setting (available only for the subwoofer) sends a full-range
signal to your subwoofer so that you can use
its built-in low-pass filter.
NOTE:
When a speaker is set to LARGE on
the SPEAKER SETUP menu or on this MENU,
the crossover setting is not available since,
by definition, a LARGE speaker plays fullrange with no bass redirection to the subwoofer and no crossover. Likewise, the OFF
setting for the subwoofer crossover is not available for SMALL speakers, since SMALL means
that the speaker will redirect its bass below a
given crossover point to the subwoofer. In
addition, the CROSSOVER setting is not available for the MULTI INPUT.
DOLBY (large/small/none): Sets the
current speaker (shown in the first line) to
LARGE, SMALL, or NONE, overriding the
master setting from the SPEAKER SETUP menu.
This setting will ONLY take effect with Dolby
Digital or Dolby Pro Logic II decoding.
DTS (large/small/none): The same options described for Dolby above, except these
settings ONLY take effect with DTS and DTS
Neo:6 decoding.
STEREO/MPEG (large/small/none): The
same options described for Dolby above,
except these settings ONLY take effect in STEREO surround mode.
MUSIC (large/small/none): The same options described for Dolby above, except these
settings ONLY take effect with any of the DSP
MUSIC surround modes.
NOTE:
When the front speakers are set to use
the master crossover frequency on the ADVANCED SPEAKER SETUP menu, the surround
mode specific “large/small/none” settings
are not available for the other speakers. These
speakers will use the setting determined in
the basic SPEAKER SETUP menu.
Subwoofer Setup
SUBWOOFER SETUP
CROSSOVER:100hZ
DOLBY DIGITAL: 0dB
DOLBY PL II(X): 0dB
DTS: 0dB
STEREO/MPEG:+ 2dB
MUSIC: Off
MULTI INPUT:- 2dB
MAIN MENU
The SUBWOOFER SETUP menu allows selection of the master subwoofer crossover frequency and independent adjustment of subwoofer level for each surround mode.
CROSSOVER (40Hz/60Hz/80Hz/
100Hz/120Hz/150Hz/200Hz/OFF):
This setting specifies a master low-pass filter
for the subwoofer and a corresponding highpass filter for all SMALL speakers in the system at the selected frequency. To adjust the
crossover frequency, highlight the CROSSOVER
line using the UP/DOWN buttons. Then, use
the +/– buttons to chose the master crossover
point. The 80Hz or 100Hz crossover points
are the most common in home theater systems
and should be used unless you have a specific reason to choose a different crossover
point based on your specific speakers.
The OFF setting sends a full-range signal to
your subwoofer so that you can use its builtin low-pass filter. With the OFF setting, a 100
Hz high-pass filter is activated for all SMALL
speakers in the system.
NOTE:
The master crossover point can be overridden with a custom crossover frequency for
the front, center, surround, or surround back
speakers in the ADVANCED SPEAKER SETUP
menu; however, in most systems the single
master crossover point should work well
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DOLBY PLII:
DTS:
STEREO/MPEG:
MUSIC:
MULTI INPUT:
These six lines allow you to override the master subwoofer level setting as determined on
the TEST TONE menu (see below) for each
specific surround mode. When going to the
SUBWOOFER SETUP menu from the MAIN
menu, the current surround mode is automatically highlighted. Use the +/– buttons to adjust the subwoofer level for the current surround
mode. The options are OFF (which turns off
the subwoofer for that mode) and a range of
adjustments from –9dB to +9dB and MAX
(+10dB). A setting of 0dB means that the specified surround mode will use the master subwoofer level. Any other setting is an offset to
the master setting. For example, an adjustment
of -2db for a particular surround mode means
that the subwoofer level will be 2dB quieter
than the master subwoofer level when that
surround mode is selected. Use these subwoofer
level settings to adjust the relative bass output of various surround modes. Changing the
master subwoofer level will increase or decrease the level for all surround modes.
NOTE:
Only the current surround mode can
be adjusted on this menu. You will need to
change surround modes using the front panel
or remote buttons to adjust a different mode.
We recommend starting with the settings for
all surround modes at the default 0dB setting
during the test tone calibration of the system
and for a period of familiarization after that.
As you listen to a variety of source material
over time, you may notice that certain surround
modes consistently produce too much or too
little bass from the subwoofer. If so, then use
these menu settings to customize each surround
mode. In general, if the master subwoofer level
is set properly (i.e. not too loud), individual
settings for each surround mode should not
be necessary.
NOTE: In Dolby Digital and DTS recordings,
the LFE channel is used to produce spectacular low bass effects, placing considerable demands on your subwoofer system. If you hear
distortion or other signs of distress from your
subwoofer at loud listening levels, you may
consider reducing the subwoofer level for the
Dolby Digital and/or DTS surround modes.
In other surround modes, there is no LFE channel and the subwoofer will only reproduce
redirected bass from the other channels,
which is not as likely to tax the subwoofer.
To return to the MAIN menu, press the ENTER button. Press the MENU/OSD button on
the remote to cancel the display and return
to normal operation.
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Test Tone
TEST TONE
LEFT:+ 1dB
CENTER:- 1dB
RIGHT:+ 2dB
R SURROUND:+ 5dB
R CTR BACK:+ 2dB
L CTR BACK:+ 2dB
L SURROUND:+ 4dB
SUBWOOFER:+ 9dB
MAIN MENU
This menu uses filtered pink noise test tones
to set equal volume levels for all speakers (left
front, center, right front, right surround, center back, left surround, and subwoofer) to ensure proper surround sound reproduction.
Setting the output levels using the test procedure provides the most accurate adjustment
so that digital surround sound material will be
reproduced as it was intended and is a critical step in calibrating the system.
NOTE:
If you have configured your system to
use two center back speakers, there will be
an additional line in the menu, giving you the
ability to independently adjust the CENTER
BACK 1 and CENTER BACK 2 speakers.
To access this menu and perform the test tone
calibration, you can be in any surround mode
except BYPASS with any input except the MULTI
INPUT. Enter the OSD menu system and select
TEST TONE from the MAIN MENU to reach
this screen.
When you enter the TEST TONE menu, you
will hear a test tone coming from the highlighted
speaker. Highlight different speakers by moving
the cursor to the desired line using the UP/
DOWN buttons. The test tone will shift accordingly to the selected speaker.
Seated in the normal listening location, shift
the test tone to the various speakers. Using the
one speaker as a reference, listen for any speakers that are noticeably louder or quieter. If so,
adjust that speaker’s levels up or down (in 1dB
increments) using the +/– buttons. Continue
switching among the speakers and adjusting
until all speakers are the same volume.
To return to the MAIN menu, press the ENTER button. Press the MENU/OSD button on
the remote to cancel the menu display and
return to normal operation.
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Calibration with an SPL meter:
Calibrating the system with an SPL meter, rather
than by ear, provides more precise results and
improves the system’s performance significantly.
Inexpensive SPL meters are widely available
and the procedure is quick and easy.
Both Dolby and DTS specify a standard calibration level for all theaters to ensure that
soundtracks can be played at the volume level
intended by the director of the film. This reference level should result in spoken dialog
played at a realistic level for normal speech
with the loudest peaks in any single channel
at about 105dB. The RSP-1068’s test tones are
generated at a precise level (-30dBFs) relative to the loudest possible digitally recorded
sound. At the Dolby or DTS reference level,
these test tones should produce a 75dB reading
on an SPL meter.
Set the meter to its 70dB dial setting with SLOW
response and C-weighting, held away from
your body at your listening position (mounting the SPL meter on a camera tripod makes
this easier). You can point the SPL meter at each
speaker as it is being measured; however,
positioning the meter in a fixed position pointing
at the ceiling is easier and probably produces
more consistent results.
Increase the master volume control on the
RSP-1068 until the meter reads 75dB (+5dB
on the meter scale) when playing the test tone
through one of the front speakers. Then, use
the individual channel adjustments on the TEST
TONE menu to adjust each of the individual
speakers, including the subwoofer, to the same
75dB on the SPL meter.
NOTE: Due to meter weighting curves and room
effects, the actual level of the subwoofer may
be slightly higher than you measure. To compensate, Dolby suggests setting the subwoofer
several dB lower when calibrating with an SPL
meter (i.e. set the subwoofer to read 72dB on
the meter instead of 75dB). Ultimately, the
proper subwoofer level must be determined
by personal taste and some listeners prefer to
set it above 75dB for film soundtracks. Exaggerated bass effects come at the expense of
proper blending with the main speakers and
place stress on the subwoofer and its amplifier. If you can localize bass from the subwoofer, the subwoofer level may be too high.
Music can be useful for fine-tuning the subwoofer level as excessive bass is readily apparent. The proper setting will generally work
well for music and movie soundtracks.
Remember the setting of the master volume control used during this calibration. To play a Dolby
Digital or DTS soundtrack at the reference volume level, simply return to that volume setting.
Note that most home theater listeners find this
setting to be excessively loud. Let your own
ears be the judge for deciding how loud to
playback movie soundtracks and adjust the
master volume control accordingly. Regardless of your listening levels, using an SPL meter
to calibrate equal levels for all speakers in the
system is strongly recommended.
Delay Setup
DELAY
LEFT:
CENTER:
RIGHT:
R SURROUND:
R CTR BACK:
L CTR BACK:
L SURROUND:
SUBWOOFER:
SETUP
12ft
11ft
11ft
6ft
8ft
9ft
5ft
5ft
3.6m
3.3m
3.3m
1.8m
2.4m
2.7m
1.5m
1.5m
MAIN MENU
The DELAY SETUP menu, which is reached from
the MAIN menu, allows you to set the delay
for individual speakers. This ensures that the
sound from each speaker arrives simultaneously
at the listening position, even when the speakers
are not all placed at equal distances from the
listener. Increase the delay to speakers located
closer to the seating area and decrease the
delay to speakers located farther from the
seating area.
The RSP-1068 makes setting the delay time
for each speaker very easy. Simply measure
the distance (in feet or meters) from your seating
position to each speaker in your system. Set
the measured distance in the line for each
speaker. The menu provides a line for each
speaker configured in your system and provides a range of settings up to 99 feet (30
meters) in 1 foot (0.3 m) increments with each
increment equivalent to an additional delay
of 1ms.
To change a setting, place the highlight on the
desired line using the UP/DOWN buttons and
use the +/– buttons to increase or decrease
the delay setting. To return to the MAIN menu,
press the ENTER button. Press the MENU/OSD
button on the remote to cancel the display and
return to normal operation.
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Contour Setup
Miscellaneous Settings
CONTOUR SETUP
SPEAKER:Front
DEFEAT:On
HF CONTOUR:+5
LF CONTOUR: 0
MAIN MENU
The CONTOUR SETUP menu allows digital
adjustment of the bass and treble response of
each group of speakers in the system. For
example, if your center channel speaker sounds
too bright, you could roll off the extreme high
frequencies.
SPEAKER (front/center/surround/center back/all): Select which speaker or group
of speakers to adjust. Selecting ALL permits
adjustment of the entire system as a whole.
DEFEAT (on/off): Selecting the ON setting
defeats the contour adjustment, bypassing the
contour processing entirely for that speaker
or group of speakers.
HF CONTOUR: Adjusts the extreme high frequency slope over a range of -6dB (MIN) to
+6dB (MAX). Negative number settings reduce
the high frequency output; positive number
settings increase it.
LF CONTOUR: Adjusts the extreme low frequency slope over a range of -6dB (MIN) to
+6dB (MAX). Negative number settings reduce
the low frequency output; positive number
settings increase it.
The contour adjustments are designed to work
at the frequency extremes and be relatively
subtle so that they do not have a negative impact
on midrange sounds. We recommend acclimating to the sound of the system with the
contour adjustments defeated and then making adjustments, if necessary, to address specific speaker response issues or personal taste.
NOTE:
You can also make temporary contour
adjustments using the TONE and UP/DOWN
buttons on the remote. See the Contour/Tone
Settings section of this manual for details.
Other Options
OTHER OPTIONS
RECORD:Source
TURN ON VOL:Last
MAX VOL:Max
VOL SPEED:Slow
POWER:Standby
LANGUAGE:English
VIDEO:NTSC
OSD:On
PROGRESSIVE:NO
MAIN MENU
This OTHER OPTIONS menu, accessed from
the MAIN menu, provides access to several
miscellaneous settings as follows:
RECORD: Select which source signal to be
sent to the recording outputs by choosing one
of the input sources. The options are: CD, TAPE,
TUNER, VIDEO 1–5, and SOURCE. You can
either select a specific component or select
SOURCE which will send the signal to the
record outputs from whatever source is selected
for listening.
TURN ON VOL: Specifies a default volume
level to be used each time the RSP-1068 is
activated. You can select LAST to have the
RSP-1068 power up with the last previously
used volume setting. Or, you specify a volume
from MIN (full mute) to MAX, in 1dB increments.
Note that this setting cannot exceed the MAX
VOL established in the next line of the menu.
MAX VOL: Specifies the maximum volume
level for the RSP-1068. The volume cannot be
adjusted above this level. Settings range from
MIN to MAX, in 1dB increments.
VOL SPEED: Provides three options for how
rapidly the volume control responds to inputs.
The SLOW setting adjusts the volume 1dB with
each control input. The MID setting adjusts in
2dB increments. The FAST setting adjusts in
3dB increments.
POWER: This setting determines how the
RSP-1068 powers up.
With the default STANDBY setting, the unit
powers up in standby mode when AC is applied and the rear panel POWER button is ON.
The unit must be activated using the front panel
STANDBY button or the remote ON/OFF
buttons.
With the DIRECT setting, the unit is fully activated when AC power is applied and the rear
panel POWER button is ON; however, it may
be put in standby mode using the front panel
STANDBY button or the remote ON/OFF
buttons.
In ALWAYS-ON mode, the unit remains fully
active whenever AC is present and the rear
panel POWER button is ON; the front panel
STANDBY button and the remote ON/OFF
buttons are disabled and the unit cannot be
put in standby mode.
LANGUAGE: Selects a language for the On
Screen Display.
VIDEO: Specifies whether an NTSC or PAL
television monitor is connected to the TV
MONITOR outputs of the RSP-1068. This setting must be correct for the upconversion and
OSD menus to work properly.
OSD ON/OFF: Select whether or not status
information (such as the volume setting) is
displayed on the TV monitor.
PROGRESSIVE: The OSD menus cannot be
displayed on the TV monitor when progressive scan or 1080i HDTV video signals are
being used at the Component Video inputs.
This setting enables a feature that allows the
display of the main OSD setup menus (but not
the information displays such as volume, etc.)
on the TV monitor by interrupting the progressive
scan video signal and restoring it after the OSD
menus are cancelled. Choose the video input
or combination of video inputs for progressive scan or HDTV video signals (480p, 720p,
1080i). All other video inputs will be assigned
as standard interlaced video inputs. Video 4
and 5 cannot be assigned as progressive scan
inputs.
NOTE: When a video input or inputs are selected for progressive mode, the conversion
from composite or S-Video to Component
Video output is not available for those inputs.
The conversion from composite or S-VIDEO
to Component Video output is only available
for the other video inputs. For example, if
Video 1 and Video 2 are selected for progressive scan signals (V1+V2), conversion
from composite or S-Video is only available
for Video 3, 4, and 5.
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Change settings on the OTHER OPTIONS menu
by highlighting the desired line using the UP/
DOWN buttons and using the +/– buttons to
step through the available settings. To return
to the MAIN menu, press the ENTER button.
Press the MENU/OSD button on the remote
to cancel the display and return to normal
operation.
Zone 2 Setup
ZONE2 SETUP
SOURCE:Off
VOLUME SETUP:Variable
VOLUME:60
TURN ON VOL:Last
MAX VOL:Max
12V TRIGGER:Off
MAIN MENU
The ZONE 2 SETUP menu provides settings
and configuration options related to the operation of Zone 2. This menu is reached by
highlighting the ZONE 2 line on the MAIN
menu and pressing ENTER.
SOURCE: Specifies a source for listening in
Zone 2. Options are CD, TUNER, TAPE, VIDEO
1–5, SOURCE, and OFF. Selecting the
SOURCE option links the Zone 2 source to the
source selected for the main zone so that Zone
2 will hear the same source as the main zone.
Selecting the OFF option turns Zone 2 off.
VOLUME SETUP: configures the Zone 2
outputs for VARIABLE or FIXED volume levels.
VARIABLE allows control of the volume settings
in Zone 2 from the RSP-1068 front panel or
from a remote control/IR repeater in Zone 2.
FIXED output disables the Zone 2 volume
control. In this mode, the Zone 2 level can be
fixed at the level specified on the next line,
thus optimizing system performance when sending a fixed level signal to a preamp or amplifier with its own volume adjustment.
VOLUME: In VARIABLE output mode, this line
shows the current volume setting for Zone 2.
In FIXED output mode, this volume setting establishes a permanent fixed output level for
Zone 2.
Move the highlight to the desired line using
the UP/DOWN buttons and use the +/– buttons to adjust the volume level. To return to the
MAIN menu, press the ENTER button. Press
the MENU/OSD button on the remote to cancel
the display and return to normal operation.
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TURN ON VOL: Specifies a default volume
level to be used each time Zone 2 is activated.
You can select LAST to have Zone 2 activate
with the last previously used volume setting.
Or, you specify a volume from MIN (full mute)
to MAX, in 1dB increments. Note that this setting
cannot exceed the MAX VOL established in
the next line of the menu.
MAX VOL: Specifies the maximum volume
level for Zone 2. The volume cannot be adjusted above this level. Settings range from MIN
to MAX, in 1dB increments.
menu without resetting the FACTORY DEFAULT
settings, change the entry to NO and press
the ENTER button.
NOTE:
Resetting to factory default settings will
erase all stored settings including delay settings, speaker settings, balance settings, input settings and more. You will lose ALL system
configuration settings. Be certain that you wish
to do so before resetting the factory defaults.
NOTE:
To memorize USER DEFAULT settings:
Many of the current configuration settings can
be stored as a USER DEFAULT, which can be
activated at any time from this menu screen.
To save the current settings as a USER DEFAULT,
place the highlight on the SET USER DEFAULT
line using the UP/DOWN buttons and use the
+/– buttons to change the setting to YES. Press
the ENTER button to store the new USER DEFAULT settings. To return to the MAIN menu
without saving any changes, change all entries on the screen to NO and press the ENTER button.
Default Setup
NOTE: If there is insufficient memory to store a
USER DEFAULT configuration file, the SET
USER DEFAULT option will not be available.
12V TRIGGER: The 12V trigger labeled
ZONE 2 can be assigned to sources selected
from Zone 2 and will send a turn-on signal
whenever Zone 2 is activated for that source.
Select the ON setting for each source to have
the ZONE 2 trigger output send the turn-on
signal. Select the OFF setting to disable the
12V trigger function for each source in Zone
2.
From the factory, all 12V triggers are
set to ON, including Zone 2 SOURCE:Off.
DEFAULT SETUP
FACTORY DEFAULT:No
USER DEFAULT:No
SET USER DEFAULT:No
MAIN MENU
The DEFAULT SETUP menu provides access to
three functions:
• Restore all features and settings to the original FACTORY DEFAULT settings.
• Memorize a custom group of settings as
a USER DEFAULT.
• Activate the memorized USER DEFAULT settings.
To restore the FACTORY DEFAULT settings: Place the highlight on the FACTORY
DEFAULT line using the UP/DOWN buttons
and use the +/– buttons to change the setting
to YES. Press the ENTER button to proceed with
resetting the FACTORY DEFAULT settings. The
unit will power off and then on, with the factory settings restored. To return to the MAIN
To activate memorized USER DEFAULT
settings: After you have stored a USER DEFAULT configuration file, you can activate those
settings at any time by placing the highlight
on the USER DEFAULT line using the UP/
DOWN buttons. Use the +/– buttons to change
the setting to YES. Press the ENTER button to
proceed with activating the USER DEFAULT
settings. To return to the MAIN menu without
activating the USER DEFAULT settings, change
the entry to NO and press the ENTER button.
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Troubleshooting
The unit does not turn on.
• Make sure the power cord is plugged into
the rear panel and a live AC wall outlet.
• Make sure the rear panel POWER switch
is in the ON position
No sound from any input.
• Make sure that MUTING is off and VOLUME is turned up.
• Make sure that preamp outputs are connected to a power amplifier and that the
amplifier is turned on.
• Make sure source inputs are connected and
configured correctly.
No sound from digital sources.
• Make sure that digital input connector is
assigned to the proper source input and
that the source input is configured to use
the digital input rather than an analog input.
• Check the configuration of the DVD player
to ensure that the bitstream and/or DTS
digital output is activated.
No sound from some speakers.
• Check all power amp and speaker connections.
• In some PAL systems, the menus may not
be displayed unless there is an active video
signal.
• When using progressive scan video signals, make sure that the progressive mode
is selected for that video input in the OTHER
OPTIONS setup menu. This allows the display of the main setup OSD menus on the
TV monitor by interrupting the progressive
scan video signal and restoring it after the
OSD menus are cancelled. The temporary
information screens (such as volume, etc.)
cannot be displayed on the TV monitor when
progressive scan signals are being used.
Video and Audio do not match.
• Check that the proper video source is selected for each input.
• Check that the group delay (lip-synch) setting
is not misadjusted.
Clicking or popping sounds when
switching inputs.
• The unit uses relay switching to preserve
maximum sound quality. The mechanical
clicking of the relays is normal.
• During switching, it may take a split second for digital signals to be recognized
and properly decoded. Rapid repeated
switching between inputs or settings can
result in clicks or pops from the speakers
as the unit attempts to lock on to the rapidly changing signals. This causes no harm.
Specifications
Audio
Total Harmonic Distortion
<0.008%
Intermodulation Distortion (60 Hz:7 kHz)
<0.008%
Frequency Response
10 Hz – 120 kHz, ±3dB (analog bypass)
10 Hz – 95 kHz, ±3dB (digital input)
Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF A-weighted)
95dB (analog bypass)
92dB (Dolby Digital, dts) 0dBFs
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Line Level: 200 mV/100K ohms
Preamp Output Level/Output Impedance
1.0 V / 1K ohms
Contour (LF/HF)
±6dB at 50 Hz/15 kHz
Decodable Digital Input Signals
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS-ES,
DTS 96/24, LPCM (up to 192K), HDCD, MP3,
MPEG Multichannel
Video
Frequency Response
3 Hz – 10 MHz, ± 3dB (Digital Input)
3 Hz – 100 MHz, ± 3dB (Component Video)
Signal to Noise Ratio
45dB
Input Impedance
75 ohms
Output Impedance
75 ohms
Output Level
1.0 volt
Controls do not operate.
General
• Check Speaker Configuration settings in
the Setup menus.
• Make sure that fresh batteries are installed
in the remote.
Power Consumption:
48 watts
8 watts (standby)
No video output on TV monitor.
• Make sure that the IR sensor on the front
panel is not blocked. Aim the remote at
the sensor.
Power Requirements (AC)
115 volts, 60Hz (USA version)
230 volts, 50Hz (CE version)
• Make sure that the TV monitor is connected
properly. Component video outputs can
send any type of signal to the TV. Composite video connections can only send
video from composite sources and S-Video
connections can only send video from
S-Video sources.
• Make sure the NTSC/PAL switch is set
properly.
OSD menus are not displayed on TV
Monitor.
• Go to Setup menus and configure OSD
menus to be displayed on the TV monitor.
• Make sure the sensor is not receiving strong
IR light (sunlight, halogen lighting, etc.)
• Unplug the unit from the AC outlet, wait
30 seconds, and plug it back in to reset.
Weight
8.4 Kg/18.5 lb.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
432 x 122 x 341 mm
17.01" x 4.8" x 13.43"
Front Panel Height
(feet removed for rack mount)
109 mm / 4.29"
When sizing openings in custom cabinets, measure
the unit to be installed and/or allow at least 1 mm
clearance on all sides for unit to unit tolerances.
All specifications are accurate at the time of
printing. Rotel reserves the right to make improvements without notice.
Rotel and the Rotel HiFi logo are registered
trademarks of The Rotel Co, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
The Rotel Co. Ltd.
10-10 Shinsen-Cho
Shibuya-Ku
Tokyo 150-0045
Japan
Phone: +81 3-5458-5325
Fax: +81 3-5458-5310
Rotel of America
54 Concord Street
North Reading, MA 01864-2699
USA
Phone: +1 978-664-3820
Fax: +1 978-664-4109
Rotel Europe
Dale Road
Worthing, West Sussex BN11 2BH
England
Phone: +44 (0)1903 221600
Fax: +44 (0)1903 221525
Rotel Deutschland
Kleine Heide 12
D-33790 Halle/Westf.
Germany
Phone: +49 05201-87170
Fax: +49 05201-73370
www.rotel.com
082 OM-RSP-1068 030104
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