Owner’s Manual
RX-1052
AM/FM Stereo Receiver
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER RX-1052
ZONE
STANDBY
SPEAKERS
TUNING
BAND
TREBLE
PHONO
CD
TUNER
TAPE
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VIDEO4
ZONE
SEL
A
TUNE/
PRESET
B
MONO
MEMORY
BASS
> 10 cm
> 10 cm
> 4 in
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER RX-1052
> 10 cm
STANDBY
SPEAKERS
TUNING
BAND
TREBLE
PHONO
CD
TUNER
TAPE
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VIDEO4
ZONE
SEL
A
TUNE/
PRESET
MONO
MEMORY
BASS
> 4 in
> 4 in
B
> 10 cm
> 4 in
This symbol means that this unit is double insulated.
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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. (TV, radio, etc.)
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for additional help.
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.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: Call the CATV system or antenna
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC. This provides guidelines
for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground
shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to
the point of cable entry as practical. See installation diagram.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause interference to radio or TV communications.
There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the unit and the television tuner.
• Connect the unit to an AC power outlet on a different electrical circuit.
• Consult your authorized Rotel retailer for assistance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
the unit to moisture or water. Do not expose the unit to dripping or splashing. Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the unit. 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.
WARNING: The master power switch is located on the rear panel. The
unit must be located in the open area allowing unobstructed access to
this power switch.
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.
You must allow a minimum 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.
Keep the component away from radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any
other appliance that produces heat.
The unit must be connected to a power supply only of the type and voltage
specified on the rear panel. (USA: 120 V/60Hz, EC: 230V/50Hz)
Connect the component to the power outlet only with the supplied power
supply cable or an exact equivalent. Do not modify the supplied cable.
Do not defeat grounding and/or polarization safety provisions. 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. 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.
Use Class 2 wiring for speaker connections to ensure proper installation
and minimize the risk of electrical shock.
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
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
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1: Controls and Connections
2
1
4
3
6
5
7
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER RX-1052
STANDBY
ZONE
SPEAKERS
BAND
TUNING
TREBLE
PHONO
CD
TUNER
TAPE
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VIDEO4
ZONE
SEL
A
TUNE/
PRESET
MONO
MEMORY
BASS
B
9
8
17
18
ZONE 2
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
14
21
20
19
ANTENNA
13
10 11 12
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
15 16
22
23
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
25
24
POWER
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
26
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
27 28 29
CD
ALL
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
MON
OUT
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
30
31
32
33
34
35 36
37
A
SPEAKERS
B
RIGHT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
English
5
2: RR-AT95 Remote Control
3: Antenna Connections
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OFF
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PHO
CD
TUN
TP
V1
V2
V3
V4
VOLUME
MUTE
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TUNING
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DISP
T/P
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1
2
3
ANTENNA
ZONE 2
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
10
+10
AM
LOOP
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LABEL
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
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MONO DIRECT BAND
ENTER
CHARACTER
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SPEAKER
A
ZONE
SEL
RANDOM
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RR-AT95
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B
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AM/F
M
POWER C
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
CD
ALL
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
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4: Speaker and TV
AUDIO OUTPUTS
RIGHT
ANTENNA
ZONE 2
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
VIDEO INPUT
LEFT
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
CD
ALL
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
MON
OUT
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
A
SPEAKERS
B
RIGHT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
English
7
5: CD and Phono
ANTENNA
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
ZONE 2
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
ALL
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
CD
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
MON
OUT
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
A
SPEAKERS
B
RIGHT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
ANALOG OUTPUTS
6: Tape
ANTENNA
ZONE 2
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
ALL
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
RIGHT
LEFT
LEFT
REC IN
AUDIO
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
MON
OUT
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
RIGHT
LINE OUT
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
CD
A
SPEAKERS
B
RIGHT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
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7: DVD and SAT/CABLE/HDTV
ANTENNA
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
ZONE 2
IR
OUT
EXT
REM
1
GND
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
POWER
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
CD
ALL
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
A
SPEAKERS
B
MON
OUT
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
RIGHT
RIGHT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
LEFT
AUDIO
VIDEO
SAT/CABLE/HDTV
OUTPUTS
RIGHT
LEFT
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUTPUTS
DVD
8: VCR
ANTENNA
ZONE 2
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
POWER
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
RIGHT
LEFT
AUDIO
LINE OUTPUTS
CD
ALL
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
MON
OUT
A
SPEAKERS
B
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
RIGHT
RIGHT
LEFT
AUDIO
REC INPUTS
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
English
9
9: Zone Connections
POWER AMPLIFIER
POWER
LEFT
CHANNEL
ANTENNA
ZONE 2
IR IN
ZONE 3 ZONE 4
RIGHT
CHANNEL
EXT
REM
IR
OUT
1
GND
CAUTION
AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER
MODEL NO. : RX-1052
POWER CONSUMPTION: 300 WATTS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
POWER
RIGHT
LEFT
ON
AM
LOOP
12V TRIG OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 3
OUT
ZONE 4
OUT
PHONO
L
L
R
R
CD
ALL
OFF
2
TAPE
IN
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
MON
OUT
SOFTWARE
COMPUTER UPGRADABLE
I/O
A
SPEAKERS
B
RIGHT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MINIMUM
A OR B 4 OHMS PER SPEAKER
A AND B 8 OHMS PER SPEAKER
LEFT
COMPOSITE
VIDEO
VIDEO INPUT
ZONE 2 IR
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
Contents
Boxed numbers refer to RX-1052 illustration.
Boxed letters refer to RR-AT95 illustration.
Important Safety Instructions .................. 3
1: Controls and Connections .................................4
2: RR-AT95 Remote Control ..................................5
3: Antenna Connections........................................5
4: Speaker and TV ...............................................6
5: CD and Phono .................................................7
6: Tape ................................................................7
7: DVD and SAT/CABLE/HDTV ..............................8
8: VCR .................................................................8
9: Zone Connections.............................................9
About Rotel .......................................... 12
10
CONNECTIONS
13
Cable selection...................................................13
Rear Panel............................................ 13
Phono Inputs
Phono Ground
CD Inputs
.............................................13
....................................................13
Tape Inputs and Outputs
..............................13
VIDEO 1 – 2 Inputs/Outputs
VIDEO 3 – 4 Inputs
..................13
...............................13
TV Monitor Output
.......................................13
Speaker Outputs
..........................................13
Zone 2–4 Outputs
.........................13
AM Antenna
................................................13
FM Antenna
................................................13
AC Input
......................................................14
Getting Started ..................................... 12
Master Power Switch
Key Features .....................................................12
12V TRIGGER Connections
Unpacking .........................................................12
IR IN Jacks
.................................................14
Placement ........................................................12
IR OUT Jacks
...............................................14
Computer I/O
.............................................14
....................................14
............................14
USING THE RX-1052
16
Layout of Controls,
Buttons, and Features ........................... 16
RR-AT95 Remote Control ....................................16
Front-panel Display
Remote Sensor
...................................16
...........................................16
STANDBY Button
POWER Switch .............................................16
ON/OFF Buttons
..........................................16
VOLUME Knob
VOLUME Buttons
..........................................16
MUTE Button
...............................................16
Tone Controls
..............................................16
Headphones Jack
Speaker Buttons
........................................17
....................................17
Input Buttons
.......................................17
ZONE Button
.........................................17
SEL Button
............................................17
ZONE LED
...................................................17
DISP Button
................................................17
LABEL Button
..............................................17
Making Connections ............................. 14
ENTER Button
..............................................17
CD Player
BAND Buttons
.......................................17
....................................................14
DVD Player
..............................14
TUNING Buttons
...................................17
Cable, Satellite, or HDTV Tuner
................................................15
MEMORY Button
....................................17
Audio Recorder
VCR
............................................15
......................................................15
Phono Turntable
TV Monitor
Speakers
...................................15
..................................................15
.....................................................15
AM Antenna
..............................................15
FM Antenna
..............................................15
ZONE Connections
.............16
NUMERIC Buttons
........................................17
DIRECT Button
.............................................17
MONO Button
.......................................17
TUNE/PRESET Button
T/P Button ..................................................17
CD/DVD Buttons
..........................................17
CHARACTER +/– Buttons
.............................18
English
11
Basic Operations ................................... 18
Additional Features ............................... 20
Power and Standby On/Off
Turning the Display On/Off
Volume Adjustments
.............18
..............................18
Muting the Sound
........................................18
Selecting Speakers
......................................18
Tone Adjustments
............................18
Selecting Inputs..................................... 18
Selecting Listening Input
........................18
Selecting an Input for Recording
...............................................19
Selecting an Input for the Remote Zones
..........................................19
Selecting the Same Input for all Outputs
................................................19
AM/FM Tuning ..................................... 19
Selecting AM or FM
Tuning Stations
...............................19
....................................19
Using Station Presets
.......................20
Frequency Direct Tuning
.......................20
Selecting FM Mono
................................20
.........................20
Controlling other Rotel Components
................................................20
Custom Labels
................................20
Setting the Tuner Region
Setting Power Mode
Restoring the Original Labels
and Default Settings
...........20
...................21
.................21
Multi Zone Operation ............................ 21
Remote Zone Power On/Off ..............................21
Controlling Remote Zones from the Main Room
.................22
Controlling a Zone from the Remote Location
................................................22
MORE INFORMATION
22
Protection Circuit .................................. 22
Troubleshooting..................................... 22
Specifications ........................................ 23
Audio ................................................................23
Video ................................................................23
FM Tuner ...........................................................23
AM Tuner ..........................................................23
General .............................................................23
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
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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 over 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 RX-1052
AM/FM Stereo Receiver. The RX-1052 is
three products in one:
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
hours of enjoyment.
• Full-featured audio/video control center
for analog audio and video source components
Unpacking
Remove the unit carefully from its packing.
Look for the remote control and other accessories. Save the packing and box as it will
protect the RX-1052 if you move or need to
return it for maintenance.
Placement
• A high-quality AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets, direct access tuning, and
auto-tuning.
Place the RX-1052 on a solid, dry, level surface away from direct sunlight, excessive heat,
high humidity, or strong vibrations.
• A high power 2-channel amplifier.
The RX-1052 can generate considerable heat
during normal operation. Do not block its
ventilation openings. Allow a minimum
of 10 cm (4 inches) of unobstructed
open space around the unit. If installed
in a cabinet, make sure there is adequate
ventilation.
Key Features
• Rotel’s Balanced Design Concept combines
advanced circuit board layout, comprehensive parts evaluation, and extensive
listening tests for superior sound and long
term reliability.
• Independent selection of source inputs for
listening and recording.
• Audio and video outputs for three remote
zones with independent input selection
and volume adjustments for multi-zone
custom installations. IR-repeater capability for operation from the remote zone.
• Customizable labels for source inputs.
• A and B speaker outputs.
• Headphone output.
• Composite video inputs for four video
sources plus composite video outputs for
television monitors in the main room and
three remote zones.
• Wireless remote control to operate the
RX-1052 plus Rotel CD and DVD players.
• RS-232 port for computer controlled operation.
• Upgradable microprocessor software to
accommodate future upgrades.
Make sure the RX-1052 is close to the other
components in your audio/video system and,
if possible, place it on its own shelf. This will
make initial cable routing, hookup, and any
subsequent system changes easier. It also minimizes potential interference or heat buildup
from other components.
Make sure there is enough room behind the
RX-1052 for easy hookup. Remember, you
are connecting many other components to this
unit and you’ll probably need more space
than you think.
Don’t stack other objects (components or other
items) on top of the RX-1052. Don’t let water
fall into the RX-1052 as this could damage
delicate circuitry.
We suggest you look over the RX-1052’s front
and rear panels before you start connecting
other components. The explanations in this
manual will help you get familiar with the unit’s
connections, features, and controls.
Most functions are duplicated on the front-panel and on the remote. A few are found only
on one or the other. Throughout this manual,
numbers in gray boxes refer to the RX-1052
illustration at the front of this manual. Letters
refer to the RR-AT95 remote illustration. When
both appear, the function is found on both
the RX-1052 and the remote. When only one
appears, that function is found only on the
RX-1052 or the remote.
English
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting the RX-1052 to your system is
straightforward. Just take your time and
check each connection before proceeding
to the next.
The RX-1052 includes two pairs of speaker
connections to the built-in stereo power amplifier, so that you can drive “A” speakers or
“B” speakers. In addition, a composite video
output connects the unit to your TV monitor
for the display of video sources.
Each of the source components (VCR, TV settop box, tape recorder, CD player) in the system is connected to the RX-1052 inputs with
a pair of standard RCA cables for analog
audio. A composite video input is provided
for four of the source components.
NOTE: Do not use standard audio cables in
place of 75 ohm video cables. Audio cables
will usually pass the signal, but will degrade
the quality.
puts for sending a record out signal to these
components. These video source inputs may
also be used for an audio-only source. Simply omit the video connection.
When making signal connections, follow
the color codes carefully at both ends of
each cable.
NOTE:
Rear Panel
The video output of the RX-1052 sends the
video signal to your TV monitor. Connect the
TV MONITOR output to an RCA composite
video input on your television monitor. Whatever input source is selected on the RX-1052
will appear on screen.
Phono Inputs
Phono Ground
Speaker Outputs
These inputs accept left/right analog audio signals from a standard moving magnet
phono cartridge and a ground connection
for the turntable.
The supplied AM and FM antennae are connected to the antenna inputs.
These inputs accept left and right analog signals from a CD player.
There are many ways to configure and hookup
an audio/video system. It is not possible to
cover every configuration in this manual; therefore, we describe the typical connections that
will work well in a majority of situations.
NOTE:
Do not plug any system component
into an AC source until all connections have
been properly made.
Cable selection
Use standard audio cables with RCA connectors for all analog audio connections. Use the
following color code:
Left channel audio: white
Right channel audio: red
For composite video signals, use a single
75 ohm video cable with an RCA connector at each end. Use the following standard
color code:
Composite video: yellow
TV Monitor Output
This section provides a short overview of the
connections on the rear panel of the RX-1052.
Detailed instructions for hooking up each
type of component are provided in the following section.
In addition to the connections for the main
system, there are analog audio outputs plus
a composite video output for three additional
zones. This allows the use of the RX-1052 to
distribute audio and video signals to remote
locations throughout the house.
Finally, the AC power cord is plugged into
the back panel of the RX-1052 and then into
an AC wall outlet.
When using a Rotel DVD player, connect it to the VIDEO 4 inputs. This allows using the supplied remote to operate the basic
transport functions of the Rotel DVD player.
CD Inputs
Tape Inputs and Outputs
The RX-1052 provides a set of audio tape
connections (labeled TAPE) with a pair of inputs and a pair of record outputs that provide
a signal for recording.
VIDEO 1 – 2
Inputs/Outputs
There are two sets of connections for video
source components. Each group includes a
pair of RCA analog audio inputs and outputs at the bottom and an RCA composite
video input and output at the top. The outputs send audio and video signals for recording to a VCR.
The RX-1052 has a built-in stereo amplifier
to power left and right speakers. There are
two pairs of connections on the back panel which allow you to connect two pairs of
speakers (A and B) and select them with frontpanel buttons.
NOTE:
The combined speaker impedance
must be a minimum of 4 ohms. If you are
driving just one pair of speakers (A or B
connections), use speakers with a nominal
impedance of 4 ohms or higher. If you are
driving two pairs of speakers (A and B) simultaneously, use speakers rated at 8 ohms
or higher.
Zone 2–4 Outputs
Three sets of output connections distribute
stereo audio and composite signals to three
remote zones. Each zone has left and right
pre-amp level audio outputs plus a composite video output for connection of a TV
monitor.
AM Antenna
These video source input/outputs may
also be used for an audio-only source. Simply
omit the video connections.
The RX-1052 includes a loop antenna to receive AM radio signals. The twin wires from
this loop antenna are connected to the AM
LOOP connectors.
VIDEO 3 – 4 Inputs
FM Antenna
These two audio/video inputs allow connection of additional video components such as a
play-only VCR, DVD player, LaserDisc player,
or DSS satellite receiver. There are no out-
The RX-1052 is supplied with a T-shaped indoor FM antenna. Connect the attached coax
F-type plug to the FM antenna connector on
the RX-1052.
NOTE:
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AC Input
IR IN Jacks
Computer I/O
Your RX-1052 is configured at the factory
for the proper AC line voltage in the country
where you purchased it (USA: 120 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.
Four 3.5 mm mini-jacks (labeled ZONE 2,
ZONE 3, ZONE 4, and EXT IN) receive command codes from an industry-standard infrared receivers (Xantech, etc.).
The RX-1052 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 RX-1052 can be updated using special software from Rotel.
Plug the supplied cord into the AC INPUT receptacle on the back of the unit.
NOTE:
Memorized settings and labels are
preserved indefinitely, even if the RX-1052
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
signal sent to them. These four connections
provide this 12 volt trigger signal from the
RX-1052. When the RX-1052 is activated,
a 12 volt DC signal is sent to the amplifiers
to turn them on. When the RX-1052 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 RX-1052’s 12V TRIG OUT jacks
to the 12 volt trigger input of a Rotel amplifier, using a cable with mono 3.5 mm miniplugs on both ends. The +12 V DC signal
appears at the “tip” connector.
There are four 12V TRIG OUT connectors on
the back panel of the RX-1052, one for ZONE
2, one for ZONE 3, one for ZONE 4, and one
labeled ALL. The outputs for ZONES 2, 3, and
4 send a trigger signal ONLY when the corresponding zone is activated by the RX-1052.
The output labeled ALL sends a trigger signal
whenever the RX-1052 is activated for any zone,
including the main listening room.
EXT IN: The EXT IN 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.
ZONE 2 – 4: The ZONE 2 – 4 jacks are
used with IR repeater systems to receive signals from IR control systems in remote zones
and control the RX-1052 only for the corresponding zone. For example, remote control
signals sent to the ZONE 2 input control only
the ZONE 2 features of the RX-1052. Signals
received at any of these inputs and can be
relayed to other components.
Consult your authorized Rotel dealer for information on infrared repeater systems and
the proper wiring of a 3.5 mm mini-plugs to
fit the REM IN jacks.
NOTE:
The IR signals from the IR 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.
IR OUT Jacks
The IR OUT 1 & 2 jacks send IR signals received at the IR IN jacks to an infrared blaster
or emitter placed in front of a source component’s IR sensor. In addition, the IR OUT
jacks can be hard-wired to Rotel CD players, DVD players, or tuners with a compatible connector.
These outputs are used to allow IR signals
from Zone 2–4 to be sent to the source components, or to pass along IR signals from an
IR repeater in the main room when the sensors on the source components are blocked
by installation in a cabinet.
See your authorized Rotel dealer for information on IR emitters and repeater systems.
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 10BaseT UTP Ethernet cabling.
For additional information on the connections,
cabling, software, and operating codes for
computer control or updating of the RX-1052,
contact your authorized Rotel dealer or Rotel
Tech Support.
Making Connections
CD Player
See Figure 5
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the CD player to the AUDIO IN jacks labeled
CD (left and right).
There are no video connections for a CD
Player.
NOTE:
With a Rotel CD player connected to
the CD inputs, the supplied remote control
can operate the basic transport and numeric
keypad functions of the CD player.
DVD Player
See Figure 7
DVD connections can be made to the VIDEO
1, 2, 3, or 4 inputs.
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the DVD player to the left and right audio IN
jacks of the desired VIDEO 1–4 input.
Connect a composite video cable from the output of the DVD player to the video IN jack.
NOTE:
When using a Rotel DVD player, connect it to the VIDEO 4 inputs. This allows you
to use the supplied remote control to operate
the transport functions of the DVD player.
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Cable, Satellite, or HDTV Tuner
See Figure 7
TV tuner connections can be made to the
VIDEO 1, 2, 3, or 4 inputs.
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the TV tuner to the left and right audio IN jacks
of the desired VIDEO 1–4 input.
Connect a composite video cable from the
output of the TV Tuner to the video IN jack.
Audio Recorder
See Figure 6
Connect the left and right analog outputs
from an audio tape deck to the TAPE IN jacks
(left and right).
Connect the left/right TAPE OUT jacks to
the left/right record inputs on the audio
tape deck.
No video connections are required for an
audio recording device.
VCR
See Figure 8
VCR connections can be made to the VIDEO
1 or VIDEO 2 inputs and outputs.
Connect a composite video cable from the
video output of the VCR to the desired VIDEO 1 or 2 input.
Connect a composite video cable from the video OUT jack to the VCR video record input.
Connect the left and right analog outputs from
the VCR to the left/right audio IN jacks for the
VIDEO 1 or 2 input selected above.
Connect the left and right audio OUT jacks
to the analog audio record inputs on the
VCR.
Phono Turntable
See Figure 5
Connect the left and right audio output cables
of a turntable to the left/right RCA jacks labeled PHONO on the RX-1052. Connect the
ground wire from your turntable to the phono
ground lug, labeled GND.
TV Monitor
Connecting one pair of speakers:
See Figure 4
1. Connect the right speaker to the binding
posts labeled SPEAKERS A RIGHT.
Connect the TV MONITOR output to the corresponding input on your television monitor,
using a composite video cable.
Speakers
See Figure 4
There are two sets of binding post connections (one pair for SPEAKERS A and one
for SPEAKERS B) which accept bare wire,
spade lugs, or banana plug connectors (in
some markets).
NOTE:
The combined speaker impedance
must be a minimum of 4 ohms. If you are
driving just one pair of speakers (A or B
connections), use speakers with a nominal
impedance of 4 ohms or higher. If you are
driving two pairs of speakers (A and B) simultaneously, use speakers rated at 8 ohms
or higher.
Each pair of connectors is color-coded for
polarity: red for positive and black for negative. Speakers and speaker wire are also
marked for polarity. For proper performance,
you must maintain this polarity at all speaker
connections. Always connect the positive terminal of each speaker to the corresponding
red speaker terminal on the RX-1052 and the
negative speaker terminal to the corresponding black connector on the RX-1052.
Route the wires from the RX-1052 to the speakers. Leave enough slack so you can move the
components to allow access to the speaker
connectors. If you are using banana plugs,
connect them to the wires and then plug them
into the binding posts. The collars of the binding posts should be screwed in all the way
(clockwise). If you are using terminal lugs,
connect them to the wires. If you are attaching bare wires directly to the binding posts,
separate the wire conductors and strip back
the insulation from the end of each conductor. Be careful not to cut into the wire strands.
Unscrew the binding post collars. Place the
connector lug or the twisted bare wire through
the hole in the binding post shaft. Turn the
collars clockwise to clamp the connector lug
or wire firmly in place.
NOTE:
Be sure that no loose wire strands can
touch adjacent wires or connectors.
2. Connect the left speaker to the binding
posts labeled SPEAKERS A LEFT.
Connecting a 2nd pair of speakers:
1. Connect the right speaker to the binding
posts labeled SPEAKERS B RIGHT.
2. Connect the left speaker to the binding
posts labeled SPEAKERS B LEFT.
AM Antenna
See Figure 3
The RX-1052 includes a plastic loop antenna to receive AM radio signals. Remove this
antenna from the box and locate it near the
RX-1052. It can be tacked to a wall, using
the mounting tab provided. Alternatively, you
can fold the center portion of the antenna to
form a tabletop stand.
Connect the 300 ohm twin-conductor wire
from the loop antenna to the push terminals
labeled AM LOOP, attaching one wire to
each terminal. It does not matter which wire
attaches to which terminal, but make sure
that the connections are solid and that the
two wires do not touch.
You may need to rotate or otherwise reorient
the antenna to find the best position.
NOTE:
To use an outdoor antenna, connect its
300 ohm twin-conductor wire to the terminals
in place of the loop antenna.
FM Antenna
See Figure 3
The RX-1052 is supplied with a T-shaped indoor
FM antenna. Connect the coax F-type plug to
the FM antenna connector on the RX-1052. For
best reception, unfold the T-shaped antenna.
Eyelets at both ends of the T allow tacking the
antenna to a wall, if desired. Experiment with
positioning for best reception.
NOTE:
To use an outdoor antenna, connect its
75 ohm coax lead wire to the FM connector instead of the indoor wire antenna, only
after a professional contractor has installed
the antenna system in accordance with local
electrical codes.
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ZONE Connections
USING THE RX-1052
See Figure 9
To guide you through the operation of the
RX-1052, this section of the manual starts with
explaining the basic layouts and functions of
the remote control and front panel. 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 tuning radio stations. Then, come instructions for configuring
the RX-1052 for various types of recordings.
Finally, there are instructions for additional
features and Zone 2 operations.
The RX-1052 provides three sets of connections for remote zones. Labelled ZONE 2,
ZONE 3, and ZONE 4, each set of connections has left and right line level audio outputs
and a composite video output.
To connect audio outputs to a remote
zone, connect the left and right ZONE audio
outputs to the left and right line level inputs
on an amplifier for the remote zone.
To connect a TV monitor in the remote
zone, connect the ZONE video output to a
composite video input on the TV.
For remote control from the remote
zone, connect a compatible powered infrared
sensor in the remote zone to the corresponding Zone 2, 3, or 4 IR IN connection.
To automatically turn on or off a Rotel amplifier in the remote zone, connect the corresponding Zone 2, 3, or 4 12V
TRIG OUT connection to the 12 V Trigger
input on the amplifier.
Throughout this manual, numbers in gray boxes
refer to the RX-1052 illustration at the front of this
manual. Letters refer to the RR-AT95 remote control illustration. When both appear, the function
is found on both the RX-1052 and the remote.
When only one appears, that function is found
only on the RX-1052 or the remote.
Layout of Controls,
Buttons, and Features
The following is an overview of the controls,
buttons, and features of the RX-1052. Details of
their use are provided later in this manual.
RR-AT95 Remote Control
The RX-1052 includes a remote control that operates the receiver and is pre-programmed to
operate many Rotel CD and DVD players.
Front-panel Display
The display on the front panel of the RX-1052
provides information about the status of the
unit, tuner reception, and special features.
The main portion of the display typically
shows the current input source (or radio station frequency).
Icons at the left of the display show the tuning
band (AM or FM). Icons across the top assist
in tuning radio stations. A TUNED indicator
lights when a sufficiently strong station is being received. A STEREO indicator lights when
a stereo FM signal is being received.
The display can be turned off, if desired. See
the DISP button section for instructions.
Remote Sensor
This sensor receives IR signals from the remote control. Do not block this sensor unless
an external IR receiver is used.
STANDBY Button
POWER Switch
The front panel STANDBY button activates or
deactivates the unit. The rear panel master
POWER switch must be in the ON position
for the standby function to operate.
ON/OFF Buttons
The power ON and OFF buttons on the remote provide discrete ON/OFF commands
duplicating the function of the front panel
STANDBY button. Press the ON button to activate the unit; press the OFF button to put the
unit into standby mode. The rear panel master
POWER switch must be in the ON position
for the standby function to operate.
NOTE:
Pressing the OFF button turns off the currently selected zone. Press and hold the OFF
button to put all zones into standby mode.
VOLUME Knob
VOLUME Buttons
The large knob on the front panel and the pair
of VOLUME buttons on the remote provide the
master VOLUME control, adjusting the output
level of all channels simultaneously.
MUTE Button
Push the MUTE button on the remote once to
turn the sound off. An indication appears in
the front panel. Press the button again to restore previous volume levels.
NOTE:
Pressing the volume buttons on the remote also cancels the muting function.
Tone Controls
BASS and TREBLE controls on the front panel
increase or decrease the low and high frequency content respectively. Rotate clockwise
to increase output and counterclockwise to
reduce it. The center 0 position removes the
control from the audio path.
NOTE:
Bass and treble can also be adjusted
from the remote by pressing the ENTER button
repeatedly to select bass or treble, and adjusting up or down using the +/– buttons.
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Headphones Jack
This jack accepts a standard 1/4 inch stereo headphone plug. Use an adaptor if your
headphones have a smaller plug.
NOTE:
Inserting a headphone plug does not
automatically disable the speaker outputs.
Use the SPEAKER buttons described in the
next section to turn the speakers on or off
during headphone listening.
Speaker Buttons
The RX-1052 provides output connections
for two pairs of speakers: A and B. Speaker
buttons on the front panel or remote control
allow you to activate the desired pair(s) of
speakers. Press the SPEAKER A button to activate or deactivate the SPEAKER A outputs.
Press the SPEAKER B button to activate or
deactivate the SPEAKER B outputs.
An LED indicator located to the left of each
button lights when that speaker output is activated.
NOTE:
For private headphone listening, deactivate both the SPEAKER A and B outputs.
Input Buttons
Eight buttons on the right side of the front
panel directly select an audio or video input source (PHONO, CD, TUNER, TAPE,
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, VIDEO 4) for
listening. The buttons are duplicated on the
remote, labeled PHO, CD, TUN, TP, V1, V2,
V3, and V4.
Push any of these buttons (or the duplicates
on the remote) to select the desired source.
You will hear this source and, if you have selected a video source, see its picture on your
TV monitor. The front panel display shows the
current source selection.
The input source buttons can also be used
with the SEL button to select an input to be
available at the outputs for recording or for
use in remote zones.
ZONE Button
The ZONE button, on the front panel or remote, serves as a standby button for the currently selected remote zone, toggling the zone
on or off. Select the desired zone using the
SEL button described below.
NOTE:
Pressing the ZONE button without first
specifying a zone with the SEL button, allows
Zone 2 control.
A long press of the ZONE button activates
the Party mode, selecting the source from the
main room for use by all of the remote zones
plus the record outputs.
SEL Button
Press the SEL button on the front panel or the
remote to select a zone for changing the input,
adjusting the volume, or turning a remote zone
on or off. Repeatedly press the button until
the desired zone appears in the front panel:
RECORD > ZONE 2 > ZONE 3 > ZONE 4
> MAIN. Once the desired zone appears,
you have 10 seconds to make the change.
Change the input selection by pressing an INPUT button. When ZONES 2–4 appear, you
can also adjust the volume or turn the zone on
or off by pressing the ZONE button.
A long press of the SEL button is used to cancel the PARTY mode and return all zones to
their last previously selected inputs.
BAND Buttons
Press the BAND button on the front panel or
the remote to toggle between AM and FM
reception.
TUNING Buttons
The TUNING buttons on the front panel or the
remote control provide two different tuning
functions, depending on the mode of operation: frequency tuning or preset tuning.
MEMORY Button
The front panel MEMORY button and the MEM
button on the remote are used with the NUMERIC buttons to store station presets.
NUMERIC Buttons
The NUMERIC buttons on the remote are
used to enter the number of a memorized
station preset or for direct entry of a station
frequency.
These buttons are also used for operating
Rotel CD and DVD players.
ZONE LED
DIRECT Button
The ZONE LED lights when a remote zone is
activated. The LED also flashes when engaging Party Mode.
The DIRECT button on the remote is used with
the NUMERIC buttons for direct entry of a station frequency in AM/FM tuning.
DISP Button
MONO Button
The DISP button on the remote toggles the
front panel display on or off.
The MONO button on the front panel or the
remote toggles the FM mode from stereo reception to mono reception.
LABEL Button
The LABEL button on the remote is used with
the ENTER button in programming custom
labels for the input buttons. These custom labels appear in the front panel display when
an input is selected.
TUNE/PRESET Button
T/P Button
The front panel TUNE/PRESET or remote control T/P button toggle between FREQUENCY
tuning and PRESET tuning modes.
ENTER Button
CD/DVD Buttons
The ENTER button on the remote serves two
functions.
The STOP , PLAY , TRACK
, and
RANDOM buttons on the remote are used for
operating Rotel CD and DVD players. They
are not used in operating the RX-1052.
To adjust the tone settings, repeatedly press
the ENTER button until BASS or TREBLE is
displayed. Then, use the CHARACTER +/–
buttons to increase or decrease the selected
tone setting.
The ENTER button is also used following the
press of the LABEL button in programming
custom labels.
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
CHARACTER +/– Buttons
The CHARACTER +/– buttons on the remote
have three functions:
They can be used in selecting an input for
recording or remote zones when used following a press of the SEL buttons.
They can be used to adjust the TREBLE or
BASS following selection of tone controls
with the ENTER button.
They can be used to select characters in custom input labels following a press of the LABEL button.
Basic Operations
This section covers the basic operating controls of the RX-1052 and the remote.
Power and Standby On/Off
The rear panel POWER switch on the RX-1052
is a master power switch. The switch 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
RX-1052 is activated and deactivated using
the front panel STANDBY button or the remote ON/OFF buttons. When activated, the
RX-1052 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 functions as
a toggle switch. Press the button to activate
the unit; press 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.
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NOTE: When using the Zone 2 – 4 capability
of the RX-1052, standby is independent for
the main room and the remote zones. ON/
OFF commands sent from the remote in the
main room will not affect the other zones.
Pressing the ON/OFF buttons on a remote
located in a remote zone will only affect that
zone and not the main room. To turn off all
zones, press and hold the OFF button.
When a remote zone is activated, the Zone
LED on the front panel lights.
There are three available power mode options, which may be useful in configuring the
RX-1052 for special system configurations.
See the Setting Power Mode topic for additional details.
Selecting Speakers
The RX-1052 can drive two pair of speakers, designated as Speaker A and Speaker
B. The pair of SPEAKER buttons on the front
panel (and duplicated on the remote) independently control which speaker outputs, if
any, are active. Press the SPEAKER A button
to activate or deactivate the SPEAKER A outputs. Press the SPEAKER B button to activate
or deactivate the SPEAKER B outputs.
An LED indicator located to the left of each
button lights when that speaker output is activated.
NOTE:
For private headphone listening, deactivate both the SPEAKER A and B outputs.
Volume Adjustments
Tone Adjustments
The listening volume of the RX-1052 can be
adjusted from the front panel or the remote.
You can adjust BASS and TREBLE settings
from the front panel or the remote.
Front Panel: Rotate the front panel VOLUME knob clockwise to increase the volume,
counterclockwise to decrease.
From the front panel: Turn the BASS or TREBLE controls clockwise to increase the low
frequencies or high frequencies.
Remote: Press the VOL UP button to increase the volume; press the VOL DOWN
button to decrease.
From the remote: Press the ENTER button
repeatedly to select the desired tone adjustment. BASS or TREBLE will appear in the front
panel display. Then, press the CHARACTER
+/– buttons to increase or decrease the selected setting.
With any input other than the Tuner, the Volume setting is displayed as two digits following the input name:
Example: VIDEO 1
45
When adjusting the volume with the tuner input
selected, the tuning frequency display is temporarily changed to a volume indication:
Example: VOLUME
45
NOTE: The VOLUME controls can be used to
change the volume in the remote zones from
the main room. Press the SEL button repeatedly until the desired zone appears in the
front panel display, then adjust the volume.
After 10 seconds, the VOLUME control reverts to normal operation. The default zone
volume is 60.
Muting the Sound
The volume of the RX-1052 can be turned off
or muted. Push the MUTE button on the remote
once to turn the sound off. A MUTE ON indication appears in the front panel display.
Press the MUTE button again or adjust the
volume settings to restore output levels.
Selecting Inputs
Selecting Listening Input
To select any of eight source inputs for listening (and watching), press one of the INPUT
buttons on the front panel or the remote. On
the front panel the buttons are labeled PHONO, CD, TUNER, TAPE, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
VIDEO 3, and VIDEO 4. On the remote, the
buttons are labeled PHO, CD, TUN, TP, V1,
V2, V3, and V4.
The front-panel display shows the name of
the current listening source selection. The labels for VIDEO sources can be customized
to match your components.
NOTE :
When the TUNER input button is
pressed, the frequency of the currently tuned
station is displayed. Pressing the button again
toggles the display to show the word TUNER
instead of the frequency display.
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When the CD button on the remote is pushed,
the remote can control basic transport and numeric input functions of Rotel CD players. When
the V4 button on the remote is pushed, the remote can be used to control basic transport functions of Rotel DVD players. Control functions for
CD and DVD players are only functional until
a different INPUT button is pressed.
The INPUT buttons can also be used (following a press of the SEL or ZONE buttons) to
select an input source signal to be available
at the outputs for recording or for use in any
of the remote zones.
Selecting an Input for
Recording
The RX-1052 allows independent selection
of an input source for recording, allowing
you to record one source while listening to
another. The input signal selected for recording appears at the TAPE OUT and VIDEO 1/
VIDEO 2 audio and video outputs.
Press the SEL button. The word REC appears
in display. Then, press one of the INPUT buttons within 5 seconds to change the input
selection. After 5 seconds with no selection,
the INPUT buttons revert to normal operation,
selecting a source for listening.
Selecting an Input for the
Remote Zones
The RX-1052 allows independent selection of
an input source for each of the three remote
zones (ZONES 2–4), allowing you to listen
to different sources in each zone. The input
signal selected for a zone appears at the audio and video outputs for that zone.
Press the SEL button repeatedly until the desired
zone (Z2, Z3, Z4, MAIN) followed by an input
name appears in the front panel display. Then,
press one of the eight INPUT buttons within 10
seconds to change the input selection for that
zone. Alternatively, you can press the CHARACTER +/– buttons on the remote to step through
all of the inputs. After 10 seconds with no selection, the INPUT buttons revert to normal operation, selecting a source for listening.
NOTE:
Pressing the ZONE button without first
selecting a zone with the SEL button allows
control of ZONE 2. You can select an input
for ZONE 2 within ten seconds.
Selecting the Same Input
for all Outputs
You may wish to have the same input for listening, recording, and all of the remote zones.
The RX-1052 makes this configuration (called
Party Mode) easy by linking the inputs for recording and remote zones to the input selected
for listening. When linked, changing the input
selection for listening will automatically change
the input for recording and remote zones.
To activate Party Mode, press and hold
the ZONE button for 3 seconds. The word
PARTY appears in the display and the ZONE
LED flashes for ten seconds. The record input
selection and all remote zone input selections
will be displayed as “SOURCE”, indicating
that they are linked to the input selected for
listening. While in PARTY mode, a “P” indicator appears in the display.
To cancel Party mode, press and hold
the SEL button for at least 3 seconds. Party
Mode is cancelled as indicated by the temporary display of the words PARTY OFF in
the front panel display. The recording input
and the inputs for all remote zones revert to
their last previous selection, no longer linked
to the listening input.
You can also cancel the link for just the record
output or for one individual zone by selecting
a different input for that output. In this case,
the input selection for the unchanged record
output or remote zones remained linked to the
listening input selection. Any source change
cancels the “P” indicator in the display.
AM/FM Tuning
The RX-1052 features a digital synthesized
AM/FM tuner and 30 station presets. The unit
offers a wide range of tuning options. Here is
an overview of the tuning options (more detailed information is provided in subsequent
sections of this manual):
• Manual frequency tuning tunes up or
down to the next station frequency (when
in frequency tuning mode). Press and release a TUNING button to tune.
• Direct frequency tuning lets you enter
the desired station frequency digits. Press
the DIRECT button and enter the digits using the NUMERIC buttons.
• Automatic frequency search tuning searches up or down to find the next
receivable broadcast signal. Press and
hold a TUNING button for at least one
second to search up or down.
• Station preset tuning lets you directly
enter the number of a memorized station
preset. Enter the number of the memorized
preset using the NUMERIC buttons.
• Preset tuning jumps up/down to the
next memorized station preset. When in
PRESET mode, press a TUNING button
to select the next station preset. Press the
TUNE/PRESET button on the front panel
or the T/P button on the remote to toggle
between preset and frequency tuning
modes.
NOTE: The RX-1052 comes configured for
tuning in the market where you purchased
it (N. America or Europe). To change this
default setting, see the Setup section of this
manual.
Selecting AM or FM
Press a BAND button on the front panel or
remote to toggle between AM and FM reception. An indicator in the front-panel display
confirms your choice and the frequency of
the currently tuned station is shown.
Tuning Stations
The TUNING buttons provide three different
tuning functions, depending on the mode of
operation.
In the normal FREQUENCY tuning
mode, press a TUNING button and release
to manually jump to the next station frequency, regardless of whether or not a station is
broadcasting on that frequency. For auto
frequency search tuning, press and hold
the TUNING button for approximately one
second. An AUTO indicator will appear in
the front-panel display and the tuner begins
scanning up or down through the frequencies
until the next available signal is detected.
If this is not the desired station, repeat the
automatic tuning procedure to find the next
station. Weak stations will be skipped during auto tuning.
In the PRESET tuning mode, press a
TUNING button and release to jump to the
next memorized station preset.
RX-1052 AM/FM Stereo Receiver
NOTE:
Toggle between FREQUENCY and
PRESET modes by pressing the TUNE/PRESET
button on the front panel or the T/P button
on the remote.
Several indicators in the front-panel display
assist tuning. A large display shows the tuned
frequency. A TUNED indicator lights when a
sufficiently strong signal is received. A STEREO indicator lights when a stereo FM signal is received.
Using Station Presets
The RX-1052 can store 30 station presets for
recall at any time using the NUMERIC buttons
on the remote. To memorize a station:
1. Tune to the desired station, AM or FM.
2. Press the front-panel MEMORY button or
MEM button on the remote. A MEMORY
indicator will flash for five seconds in the
front-panel display.
3. While the MEMORY indicator is flashing,
press the number of the preset where you
wish to store the station frequency. For example, to memorize the station as preset
3, press the 3 button. To memorize preset
15, press the 1 button and the 5 button.
4. A previously stored frequency is erased
from memory when a new frequency is
memorized for the same preset number.
To tune to a memorized station, press the preset number on the NUMERIC buttons.
NOTE: If the TUNER is not already the selected
input, first select the tuner input and then enter
the desired PRESET number.
The NUMERIC buttons can also be used for
direct access tuning (see next section).
Frequency Direct Tuning
If you know the frequency of the desired station, you may tune it directly using the DIRECT button and the NUMERIC buttons on
the remote control.
1. Press the DIRECT button on the remote to
change the NUMERIC buttons from station
preset to Frequency Direct mode. The station frequency in the front-panel display
will change to a series of four bars, representing the digits of a station frequency,
with the first bar flashing.
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2. Enter the first digit of the station frequency
using the NUMERIC buttons. The digit will
appear in the frequency display and the
second bar will flash. Enter the remaining
digits of the frequency. When all of the
necessary digits have been entered, the
receiver will tune to the displayed station
frequency. Note that entering a station
frequency is slightly different for the USA
and Europe:
In the USA:
FM87.50MHz
FM101.90MHz
AM1410kHz
Press: 8>7>5
Press: 1>1>9
Press: 1>4>1
In Europe:
FM87.50MHz
FM101.90MHz
AM1413kHz
Press: 8>7>5>0
Press: 1>1>9>0
Press: 1>4>1>3
Selecting FM Mono
The MONO button toggles the FM mode
from stereo reception to mono reception. In
stereo mode, a stereo signal will be heard
if the station is broadcasting a stereo signal
and there is sufficient signal strength. An
ST indicator will light in the front-panel display. In mono mode, a mono signal will be
heard even if the station is broadcasting a
stereo signal.
To control a CD player: Press the CD INPUT button on the remote to select the CD as
the active input. The transport, RANDOM, and
NUMERIC buttons control the CD player until
a different INPUT button is selected.
To control a DVD player: Press the V4
INPUT button on the remote to select the DVD
as the source. The transport, RANDOM, and
NUMERIC buttons control the DVD player until
a different INPUT button is selected. Note that
the DVD player must be connected to the V4
inputs for this feature to function properly.
Custom Labels
You can program the RX-1052 to display custom names (up to seven characters long) for
each of the source inputs. For example, you
could relabel VIDEO 1 as “VCR” or VIDEO 2
as “DVD”. To program custom labels:
1. Select the source input you wish to relabel. Its name appears in the display.
2. Press and hold the LABEL button on the
remote until the characters in the display
change to blinking solid blocks.
3. Use the CHARACTER +/– buttons on the
remote to scroll through the character set.
When the desired character is displayed,
press the ENTER button on the remote to
proceed to the next character.
NOTE: Switching to mono mode can improve
the reception of weak or distant FM signals.
Less signal strength is required for clean
mono reception than for stereo reception.
4. Repeat the Step 3 to enter the remaining
characters. After the last character is programmed, the new name is saved automatically.
Additional Features
When the source is selected, the original label (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.) appears briefly,
followed by the custom label.
Turning the Display On/Off
Setting the Tuner Region
To toggle the front panel display on or off,
press the DISP button on the remote control.
When the display is off, pressing any control button will turn the display on for five
seconds.
The AM/FM tuner is configured at the factory
for the operation in the region where you purchased the unit: the USA or Europe. Should
you need to change this setting:
Controlling other Rotel
Components
The STOP , PLAY , TRACK
), RANDOM, and NUMERIC buttons on the remote
operate Rotel CD and DVD players.
1. With the RX-1052 on, press the SPKR B,
TUNE/PRESET, and MONO buttons on
the front panel simultaneously.
2. Use the CD and VIDEO 3 buttons on the
front panel as up/down cursor keys to
scroll through the options until the front
panel display reads “BAND USA” or
“BAND EUR”.
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3. Use the VIDEO 2 and VIDEO 4 buttons
on the front panel as left and right cursor
keys to change the band setting in the display to the desired choice: USA or EUR
(Europe).
4. After making the selection, Use the CD
and VIDEO 3 buttons on the front panel
as up/down cursor keys to scroll through
the options until the word SAVE is displayed.
5. Use the VIDEO 2 and VIDEO 4 buttons
on the front panel as left and right cursor
keys to select SAVE YES to store the new
settings and exit.
If you do not wish to save the new setting, repeat step 5, but select SAVE NO to leave the
setup menus without making changes.
Setting Power Mode
The RX-1052 provides three optional power
on settings that may be useful in certain system configurations where the unit is plugged
into a switched AC power outlet:
STANDBY: 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.
DIRECT: 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.
ALWAYS-ON: 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.
3. Use the VIDEO 2 and VIDEO 4 buttons
on the front panel as left and right cursor
keys to change the setting in the display
to the desired choice.
4. After making the selection, Use the CD
and VIDEO 3 buttons on the front panel
as up/down cursor keys to scroll through
the options until the word SAVE is displayed.
5. Use the VIDEO 2 and VIDEO 4 buttons
on the front panel as left and right cursor
keys to select SAVE YES to store the new
settings and exit.
If you do not wish to save the new setting, repeat step 5, but select SAVE NO to leave the
setup menus without making changes.
Restoring the Original Labels
and Default Settings
To clear all custom labels and restore the
original defaults:
1. With the RX-1052 on, press the SPKR B,
TUNE/PRESET, and MONO buttons on
the front panel simultaneously.
2. Use the CD and VIDEO 3 buttons on the
front panel as up/down cursor keys to
scroll through the options until the word
SAVE is displayed.
3. Use the VIDEO 2 and VIDEO 4 buttons
on the front panel as left/right cursor keys
to change from SAVE NO to SAVE YES to
restore all default settings and labels.
Multi Zone Operation
1. With the RX-1052 on, press the SPKR B,
TUNE/PRESET, and MONO buttons on
the front panel simultaneously.
The RX-1052 provides multi-room capability,
allowing you to enjoy music and operate the
system in three remote zones (ZONES 2, 3,
and 4) in addition to the main room. From
the remote zones, 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.
2. Use the CD and VIDEO 3 buttons on the
front panel as up/down cursor keys to
scroll through the options until the front
panel display reads “PWR ALWAYON”
or “PWR DIRECT” or “PWR ST BY”
To use the multi zone capability, you need additional components: a pair of speakers installed
in each remote zone, an amplifier to drive them,
an optional TV monitor for video signals, and
a third-party IR repeater system.
To change the setting:
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Remote zones can be controlled from the
main room using RX-1052’s ZONE and SEL
buttons and the remote control +/– buttons.
Operation from the remote zone requires an
infrared repeater system (Xantech, Niles, etc.)
which relays infrared remote control commands from remote to the ZONE 2–4 IR IN
connectors on the back of the RX-1052.
Several points about multi zone function:
• The remote control supplied with the
RX-1052 will operate the remote zones
if used with a repeater system from the
remote zone. It can also be programmed
to operate Rotel CD and DVD players via
the RX-1052’s IR OUT jack.
• Any source component connected to the
RX-1052’s inputs can be sent to the Zone
2 – 4 outputs. EACH ZONE operates independently. You can select a different
source or adjust the volume in one zone
without affecting the MAIN outputs or the
other zones in any way.
• Avoid sending the same infrared command
to the RX-1052 front panel sensor and a
remote zone repeater at the same time.
This means that remote zones must be
in a different room from the RX-1052.
Remote Zone Power On/Off
Once master power is applied to the unit by
pressing the rear panel POWER switch, the
RX-1052 provides independent power on/off
operation for both zones. Pressing the remote
control ON/OFF buttons in the main room
activates or deactivates the RX-1052 in the
main room only and has no effect on the remote zones. Conversely, activating or deactivating a remote zone has no effect on the
main listening room or the other zones.
To turn off all zones, press and hold the OFF
button. Placing the rear panel master POWER
switch in the OFF position completely shuts
off the unit, for all zones.
NOTE: For proper power on and off operation with Zone 2, the RX-1052’s power mode
should be set to the factory default STANDBY
setting or to the DIRECT setting using the Setting Power Mode procedure.
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Controlling Remote Zones
from the Main Room
4. Following 10 seconds with no commands,
the RX-1052 reverts to normal operation.
You can control Zones 2 – 4 from the main
room using front panel or remote control buttons to activate or deactivate a zone, change
inputs, and adjust the volume. Controlling a
remote zone from the main room is accomplished by pressing the SEL button, putting the
RX-1052 in multi zone control mode temporarily. Press the button repeatedly until the desired zone is shown in the front panel display,
during which time you can use the front panel
VOLUME control, INPUT buttons, or +/– buttons to change the zone settings.
To change the zone volume:
To turn a zone on or off:
1. Press the front panel SEL button repeatedly until the desired zone is shown in
the display (Z2, Z3, Z4 or MAIN).
2. Within 10 seconds, press the ZONE button to toggle the remote zone on or off.
3. Following 10 seconds with no commands,
the RX-1052 reverts to normal operation.
When a remote zone is activated, the front
panel ZONE LED lights.
NOTE:
Pressing the ZONE button without first
selecting a zone with the SEL button provides
control of ZONE 2.
To change the input source for a
zone:
1. Press the front panel SEL button repeatedly
until the desired remote zone (or MAIN)
is shown in the display.
2. Within 10 seconds, press one of the INPUT buttons to select a new source. The
name of the selected source appears in
the display.
3. Instead of pressing an INPUT button, you
can also push the CHARACTER +/– buttons
on the remote to step through the inputs
or turn the zone off. Select the “SOURCE”
option to link the input for the selected
zone to the input used for listening in the
main room. When linked, changing the
input in the main room will automatically
change it in the remote zone, too.
1. Press the front panel SEL button repeatedly
until the desired remote zone (or MAIN)
is shown in the display.
2. Within 10 seconds, adjust the volume
control on the front panel or remote to
change the zone output level. The new
setting appears in the display.
3. Following 10 seconds with no commands,
the RX-1052 reverts to normal operation.
Controlling a Zone from the
Remote Location
With a properly configured IR repeater system, you can control of each zone using the
RX-1052 remote from the remote location.
You can select and operate a source, adjust the volume, and turn the zone on or off.
If the tuner is not in use for the main room,
you can also tune AM/FM stations from the
remote location. Whatever commands you
send from the remote zone will change that
zone and only that zone, 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 (except
for shared sources).
To turn a zone on or off, press the ON/OFF
buttons on the remote. To adjust the volume,
press the VOLUME buttons on the remote. To
select a different analog input source, press
one of the INPUT buttons on the remote. You
can also use the CHARACTER +/– buttons
to step through the source inputs. Select the
“SOURCE” option to link the input for the
selected zone to the input used for listening
in the main room. When linked, changing
the input in the main room will automatically
change it in the remote zone, too.
NOTE:
When a remote zone is activated, the
front panel ZONE LED lights.
MORE INFORMATION
Protection Circuit
A thermal protection circuit protects the amplifier against potential damage in the event of
extreme or faulty operating conditions. Unlike
many designs, the RX-1052’s protection circuit
is independent of the audio signal and has
no impact on sonic performance. Instead, the
protection circuit monitors the temperature of
the output devices and shuts down the amplifier if temperatures exceed safe limits.
Should a faulty condition arise, the amplifier will stop playing. If this happens, turn
the amplifier off, let it cool down for several
minutes, and attempt to identify and correct
the problem. When you turn the amplifier
back on, the protection circuit will automatically reset.
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 speaker outputs are connected to the speakers and that there are
no shorted wires.
• Make sure source inputs are connected
and configured correctly.
No video output on TV monitor.
• Make sure that the TV monitor is connected properly.
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.
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Controls do not operate.
• Make sure that fresh batteries are installed
in the remote.
• Make sure that the IR sensor on the front
panel is not blocked. Aim the remote at
the sensor.
• Make sure the sensor is not receiving strong
IR light (sunlight, halogen lighting, etc.)
• Restore all default settings and labels.
• Unplug the unit from the AC outlet, wait 30
seconds, and plug it back in to reset.
Specifications
Audio
Continuous Amplifier Power
100 watts/channel
(20–20k Hz, <0.05% THD, 8 ohms)
Total Harmonic Distortion
<0.05% at rated power
Intermodulation Distortion (60 Hz:7 kHz)
<0.05% at rated power
Frequency Response
Line Level: 10 Hz - 70 kHz, ±3 dB
Phono: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±1 dB
Front Panel Display not illuminated:
Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF “A” weighted)
Line Level: 92 dB
Phono: 74 dB
• Toggle the display on or off by pressing
the DISP button on the remote.
Input Overload
Line Inputs: 5 V
Phono Inputs: >120 mV
• Check the illumination of all display elements by pressing and holding the front
panel SPEAKER B button, the BAND button simultaneously, while pressing the rear
panel POWER switch to the ON position.
Cancel the illumination check by pressing
the front panel STANDBY button.
Preamplifier Output Voltage
1.0 V (160 mV Input)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Line Level: 160 mV/47 kohms
Phono: 2.5 mV/47 kohms
Image Response Ratio
65 dB
IF Response Ratio
80 dB
AM Suppression Ratio
52 dB
Stereo Separation (100Hz/1 kHz/10 kHz):
40 dB/45 dB/35 dB
Output level
850 mV
Antenna Input
75 ohms unbalanced
AM Tuner
Sensitivity
500 µV/m
Selectivity
25 dB
Image Response Ratio
35 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio
40 dB
Output level
250 mV
Tone Controls (Bass/Treble)
±8 dB at 100 Hz/10 kHz
Antenna Input
Loop Antenna
Video
General
Frequency Response
3 Hz-10 MHz, ± 3 dB
Power Consumption
300 watts
28.4 watts (idle)
13.2 watts (standby)
Signal to Noise Ratio
45 dB
Input Impedance
75 ohms
Output Impedance
75 ohms
Output Level
1 volt
FM Tuner
Usable Sensitivity
14.2 dBf
50dB Quieting Sensitivity
20.2 dBf (mono)
45.3 dBf (stereo)
Signal to Noise Ratio (at 65 dBf)
70 dBf (mono)
65 dBf (stereo)
Harmonic Distortion (at 65 dBf)
0.3% (mono)
0.5% (stereo)
Frequency Response
30 Hz-14 kHz, ±1.5 dB
Capture Ratio
2.0 dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity
47 dB (±400 kHz)
Spurious Response Ratio
80 dB
Power Requirements (AC)
120 volts, 60 Hz (USA version)
230 volts, 50 Hz (European version)
Weight
10.8 Kg/30.4 lb.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
432 x 121 x 359 mm
17” x 43/4” x 141/8”
Front Panel Height
(feet removed/for rack mount)
109 mm / 4.3”
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.
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Japan
Phone: +81 3-5458-5325
Fax: +81 3-5458-5310
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USA
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England
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Germany
Phone: +49 05201-87170
Fax: +49 05201-73370
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