2-898-426-11(2)
Home Theatre
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Serial No.
Model No.
HT-DDW790
HT-DDW685
©2007 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the
apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Install this system so that the power cord can be
unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the
event of trouble.
Don’t throw away batteries with
general house waste; dispose of
them correctly as chemical waste.
For customers in the United
States
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
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.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modification
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
Note to CATV system installer:
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
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This reminder is provided to call CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC
that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building,
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
For customers in Europe
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model
HT-DDW790 and HT-DDW685. In this manual,
the HT-DDW685 is used for illustration purposes
unless stated otherwise. Any difference in
operation is clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “HT-DDW685 only”.
• The instructions in this manual describe the
controls on the supplied remote. You can also use
the controls on the receiver if they have the same
or similar names as those on the remote.
The HT-DDW790 consists of:
• Receiver
• Speaker system
– Front speakers
– Center speaker
– Surround speakers
– Sub woofer
STR-K790
SS-MSP700
SS-CNP700
SS-SRP700
SS-WP700
The HT-DDW685 consists of:
• Receiver
• Speaker system
– Front speakers
– Center speaker
– Surround speakers
– Sub woofer
STR-K685
SS-MSP685
SS-CNP685
SS-SRP685
SS-WP685
About area codes
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the lower right portion of the rear panel
(see the illustration below).
SPEAKERS
R
L
CENTER
R
L
FRONT
Area code
Any differences in operation, according to the area
code, are clearly indicated in the text, for example,
“Models of area code AA only”.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
**“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are
registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
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Note for the supplied remote
(RM-AAU013)
The VIDEO 3 button on the remote is not
available for receiver operation.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Enjoying Surround Sound
Description and location of parts .................. 6
1: Installing speakers................................... 13
2: Connecting speakers ............................... 15
3: Connecting the audio/video components 16
4: Connecting the antennas ......................... 21
5: Preparing the receiver and the remote..... 22
6: Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION) ...................... 23
7: Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance (TEST TONE)........................... 26
Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS Surround
sound (AUTO FORMAT DIRECT) .......40
Selecting a pre-programmed sound field.....42
Using only the front speakers and
sub woofer
(2CH STEREO)......................................45
Resetting sound fields to the initial
settings....................................................45
Playback
Selecting a component ................................ 28
Listening/Watching a component................ 29
Tuner Operations
Listening to FM/AM radio ..........................46
Presetting radio stations...............................48
Using the Radio Data System (RDS) ..........50
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
Other Operation
Amplifier Operations
Navigating through menus .......................... 31
Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) ............ 34
Adjusting the tone (TONE menu)............... 35
Settings for the surround sound
(SUR menu) ........................................... 35
Settings for the tuner (TUNER menu) ........ 36
Settings for the audio (AUDIO menu) ........ 36
Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu)... 37
Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically (A. CAL menu) .............. 39
Naming inputs .............................................52
Changing the display ...................................52
Using the Sleep Timer .................................53
Using the Remote
Changing button assignments......................53
Additional Information
Glossary.......................................................54
Precautions ..................................................55
Troubleshooting...........................................57
Specifications ..............................................60
Index ..............................................Back cover
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Getting Started
Description and location of parts
Receiver
Front panel
1
2 3 4
5
6
7
DISPLAY
AUTO CAL
8
MASTER VOLUME
?/1
DIMMER
SLEEP
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
INPUT SELECTOR
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
PHONES
qf qd
qs
qa
q;
9
Name
Function
Name
Function
A ?/1
(on/standby)
Press to turn the receiver
on or off (page 22, 29, 30,
45, 61).
H MASTER
VOLUME
B DIMMER
Press to adjust the
brightness of the display.
Turn to adjust the volume
level of all speakers at the
same time (page 27, 28, 29,
30).
C SLEEP
Press to activate the Sleep
Timer function and the
duration which the receiver
turns off automatically
(page 53).
I INPUT
SELECTOR
Turn to select the input
source to playback (page
28, 29, 30, 52).
J Remote sensor
Receives signals from
remote commander.
K MOVIE, MUSIC
Press to select sound fields
(MOVIE, MUSIC) (page
42).
D 2CH
Press to select 2CH
STEREO mode (page 45).
E Display
The current status of the
selected component or a
list of selectable items
appears here (page 7).
L A.F.D.
Press to select A.F.D. mode
(page 40).
M PHONES jack
Connects to a headphone
(page 57).
F DISPLAY
Press to select information
displayed on the display
(page 51, 58).
G AUTO CAL
Press to activate the Auto
Calibration function (page
24).
N VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE
AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
jack
– Connects to the supplied
optimizer microphone for
the Auto Calibration
function (page 23).
– To connect a portable
audio such as MP3
player, etc. (page 17).
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About the indicators on the display
1
3
LFE
;D
L
C
R
SL
S
SR
4
; PLII
5
; PL
qs
6
OPT DTS
COAX
qa
7
MEMORY
D.RANGE
q;
8
RDS ST
MONO
9
Name
Function
Name
Function
A SW
Lights up when audio signal is
output from the SUB WOOFER
jack.
F DTS
Lights up when the receiver is
decoding DTS signals.
G MEMORY
B LFE
Lights up when the disc being
played back contains an LFE
(Low Frequency Effect)
channel and the LFE channel
signal is actually being
reproduced.
Lights up when a memory
function, such as Name Input,
Preset Memory (page 48), etc.,
is activated.
H Tuner
Indicators
Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations
(page 46), etc.
Note
“RDS” appears for models of
area code CEL, CEK only.
I Preset
station
indicators
Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations
you have preset. For details on
presetting radio stations, see
page 48.
J D.RANGE
Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated (page
34).
K COAX
Lights up when DVD input is
selected. However,
“UNLOCK” appears on the
display if no digital signal is
input through the COAXIAL
jack.
C; D
Lights up when the receiver is
decoding Dolby Digital signals.
D ; PL/
; PLII
“; PL” lights up when the
receiver applies Pro Logic
processing to 2 channel signals
in order to output the center and
surround channel signals.
“; PLII” lights up when the
Pro Logic II Movie/Music
decoder is activated.
E OPT
Lights up when VIDEO 2 input
is selected. However,
“UNLOCK” appears on the
display if no digital signal is
input through the OPTICAL
jack.
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Getting Started
SW
2
Name
Function
L Playback
channel
indicators
The letters (L, C, R, etc.)
indicate the channels being
played back. The boxes around
the letters vary to show how the
receiver downmixes the source
sound.
Front Left
Front Right
Center (monaural)
Surround Left
Surround Right
Surround (monaural or the
surround components obtained
by Pro Logic processing)
Example:
Recording format (Front/
Surround): 3/2.1
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
L
R
C
SL
SR
S
SW
L
SL
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LFE
C
R
SR
Rear panel
2
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
3
4
Getting Started
1
OPTICAL
AM
VIDEO 2/
BD IN
COAXIAL
DVD
IN
SPEAKERS
R
SPEAKERS
R
L
L
L
R
SUB
WOOFER
AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
SAT
R
L
SURROUND
A DIGITAL INPUT section
OPTICAL
IN jack
Connects to a DVD
player, etc. The
COAXIAL jack
provides a better
COAXIAL IN quality of loud
jack
sound (page 19).
B ANTENNA section
FM
ANTENNA
jack
Connects to the
FM wire antenna
supplied with this
receiver (page 21).
AM
ANTENNA
terminals
Connects to the
AM loop antenna
supplied with this
receiver (page 21).
CENTER
R
L
FRONT
C AUDIO INPUT section
AUDIO IN
White (L) jacks
Connects to a CD
player, etc. (page
17).
Red (R)
D SPEAKER section
Connects to the
speakers and sub
woofer* (page 15).
* The numbers of the SUB WOOFER terminals
varies depending on the models.
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Remote commander
You can use the supplied remote
RM-AAU013 to operate the receiver and to
control the Sony audio/video components that
the remote is assigned to operate (page 53).
Name
Function
A TV ?/1
(on/standby)
Press TV ?/1 and TV (O) at
the same time to turn the TV
on or off.
AV ?/1
(on/standby)
Press to turn on or off the
Sony audio/video components
that the remote is assigned to
operate.
If you press ?/1 (B) at the
same time, it will turn off the
receiver and other
components (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
Note
The function of the AV ?/1
switch changes automatically
each time you press the input
buttons (C).
B ?/1
(on/standby)
Press to turn the receiver on or
off.
To turn off all components,
press ?/1 and AV ?/1 (A) at
the same time (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
RM-AAU013
1
wd
TV INPUT
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
TV ?/1
AV ?/1
?/1
2
ws
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
1
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MOVIE
2
MUSIC
4
AMP MENU
5
3
FM MODE
wa
4
7
w;
9
8
>10/
-
6
5
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
ql
qk
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
3
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
g
qs
qj
qh
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
qd
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
qf
C Input buttons Press one of the buttons to
select the component you
want to use. When you press
any of the input buttons, the
receiver turns on. The buttons
are factory assigned to control
Sony components as follows.
You can change the button
assignments following the
steps in “Changing button
assignments” on page 53.
Button
Assigned Sony
component
VIDEO 1
VCR (VTR mode 3)
VIDEO 2
VCR (VTR mode 2)
VIDEO 3
Not assigned
DVD
DVD player
TV
qg
SAT
Satellite tuner
TV
Television
SA-CD/CD Super Audio CD/CD
player
TUNER
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Built-in tuner
Function
Name
Function
Press to select 2CH STEREO
mode.
M MENU
Press to display the menus of
the VCR, DVD player, Blu-ray
disc player or satellite tuner on
the TV screen.
Press MENU and TV (O) at
the same time to display the
TV’s menu. Then, use V, v, B,
b and
to perform menu
operations.
N ./>
Press to skips tracks of the CD
player, DVD player or Blu-ray
disc player.
A.F.D.
Press to select A.F.D. mode.
MOVIE,
MUSIC
Press to select sound fields
(MOVIE, MUSIC).
E AMP MENU
Press to display the menu of
the receiver. Then, use V, v, B,
b and
to perform menu
operations.
F FM MODE
Press to select FM monaural or
stereo reception.
G D.TUNING
Press to enter direct tuning
mode.
D.SKIP
Press to skip disc of the CD
player or DVD player (multidisc changer only).
H DVD MENU
Press to display the menu of
the DVD player on the TV
screen. Then, use V, v, B, b
and
to perform menu
operations.
I ENTER
MEMORY
J TOOLS
K MUTING
L TV VOL
+*/–
Press to enter the value after
selecting a channel, disc or
track using the numeric
buttons of the TV, VCR or
satellite tuner.
m/M
Press to search tracks in the
forward/backward direction of
the DVD player or to fast
forward/rewind of the VCR,
CD player or Blu-ray disc
player.
H*
Press to start playback of the
VCR, CD player, DVD player
or Blu-ray disc player.
X
Press to pause playback or
recording of the VCR, CD
player, DVD player or Blu-ray
disc player. (Also starts
recording with components in
recording standby.)
x
Press to stop playback of the
VCR, CD player, DVD player
or Blu-ray disc player.
TV CH +/–
Press TV CH +/– and TV (O)
at the same time to select
preset TV channels.
PRESET +/–
Press to select preset stations
or preset channels of the VCR
or satellite tuner.
TUNING +/–
Press to scan a station.
Press to store a station.
Press to display options
applicable to the entire disc
(e.g. disc protection), recorder
(e.g. audio settings during
recording), or multiple items
on a list menu (e.g. erasing
multiple titles).
Press TOOLS and TV (O) at
the same time to display
options applicable to the TV.
Press to activate muting
function.
Press MUTING and TV (O)
at the same time to activate the
TV’s muting function.
Press TV VOL +/– and TV
(O) at the same time to adjust
the TV volume level.
O TV
Press TV and the button you
want at the same time to
activate the buttons with
orange printing.
P REPLAY < / Press to replay the previous
ADVANCE < scene or fast forward the
current scene of the VCR, Bluray disc player or DVD player.
MASTER VOL Press to adjust the volume
+*/–
level of all speakers at the
same time.
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Getting Started
Name
D 2CH
Name
Function
Name
Function
Q RETURN/
EXIT O
Press to return to the previous
menu or exit the menu while
the menu or on-screen guide
of the VCR, DVD player, or
satellite tuner is displayed on
the TV screen.
Press RETURN/EXIT O
and TV (O) at the same time
to return to the previous menu
or exit the TV’s menu while
the menu is displayed on the
TV screen.
U Numeric
buttons
(number 5*)
Press to preset/tune to preset
stations or to select track
numbers of the CD player,
Blu-ray disc player or DVD
player or to select channel
numbers of the VCR or
satellite tuner. Press 0/10 to
select track number 10. Press
the numeric buttons and TV
(O) at the same time to select
the TV channels.
V AUTO CAL
R
After pressing AMP MENU
(E), DVD MENU (H), or
MENU (M), press V, v, B or
b to select the settings. Then,
press
to enter the selection
for DVD MENU or MENU.
Press
also to enter the
selection of the receiver,
VCR, satellite tuner, Blu-ray
disc player or DVD player.
Press to activate the Auto
Calibration function.
W TV INPUT
Press TV INPUT and TV (O)
at the same time to select the
input signal (TV input or
video input).
V/v/B/b
S DISPLAY
T -/--
>10/
Press -/-- and TV (O) at the
same time to select the
channel entry mode, either
one or two digits of the TV.
x
CLEAR
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Press to select the information
displayed on the TV screen of
the VCR, satellite tuner, CD
player, Blu-ray disc player or
DVD player.
Press DISPLAY and TV (O)
at the same time to select TV
information displayed on the
TV screen.
Press to select track numbers
over 10 of the VCR, satellite
tuner or CD player or to select
channel numbers of the
Digital CATV terminal.
Press to clear a mistake when
you press the incorrect
numeric buttons.
SLEEP
Press to activate the Sleep
Timer function and the
duration which the receiver
turns off automatically.
* The number 5, MASTER VOL +, TV VOL +, and
H buttons have tactile dots. Use the tactile dots as
references when operating the receiver.
Notes
• Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model.
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
example only. Therefore, depending on the
component, the above operation may not be
possible or may operate differently than described.
• The VIDEO 3 button on the remote is not available
for receiver operation.
1: Installing speakers
Installing the speakers on a flat
surface
Before you install the speakers and sub
woofer, be sure to attach the supplied foot pads
to prevent vibration or movement as shown in
the illustration below.
Installing the speakers on the
speaker stand
AFront speaker (L)
BFront speaker (R)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (L)
ESurround speaker (R)
FSub woofer
GSub woofer (HT-DDW685 only)
For greater flexibility in positioning the
speakers, use the optional WS-FV11 or
WS-FV10D speaker stand (available only in
certain countries). Be sure to detach the screw
from the speaker and use it when you install
the speaker to the speaker stand. For details,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the speaker stand.
Tip
Since the sub woofer does not emit highly
directional signals, you can place it wherever
you want.
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Getting Started
HT-DDW685 allows you to use a 5 channel
speaker with 2 sub woofer system.
To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel
surround sound requires five speakers (two
front speakers, a center speaker, and two
surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1
channel).
Installing the speakers on the
wall
3
Hang the speakers on the
screws.
Hook on the back of the speaker
You can install your front and surround
speakers on the wall.
1
4.6 mm
(3/16 inch)
Prepare screws (not supplied)
that are suitable for the hook on
the back of each speaker as
shown in the illustrations
below.
10 mm
(13/32 inch)
more than 4 mm
(5/32 inch)
more than 25 mm (1 inch)
4.6 mm
(3/16 inch)
10 mm
(13/32 inch)
Hook on the back of the speaker
2
Fasten the screws to the wall.
The screws should protrude to
5 to 7 mm (7/32 to 9/32 inch).
5 to 7 mm
(7/32 to 9/32 inch)
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* The shape of the terminals varies depending on the
area code of this receiver.
Notes
• Use screws that are suitable for the wall material
and strength. As a plaster board wall is especially
fragile, attach the screws securely to a beam and
fasten them to the wall. Install the speakers on a
vertical and flat wall where reinforcement is
applied.
• Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the wall
material or screws to be used.
• Sony is not responsible for accident or damage
caused by improper installation, insufficient wall
strength or improper screw installation, natural
calamity, etc.
2: Connecting speakers
F
C
B
A
SPEAKERS
R
SUB
WOOFER
A
SPEAKERS
R
L
L
R
L
SURROUND
A
E
Getting Started
G
CENTER
A
R
L
FRONT
A
D
A
A Speaker cord (supplied)a)
AFront speaker (L)
BFront speaker (R)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (L)
ESurround speaker (R)
FSub woofer
GSub woofer (HT-DDW685 only)
Tip
Use the supplied speakers to optimize the system’s
performance.
a) Use the long speaker cords to connect the surround
speakers and the short speaker cords to connect the
front and center speakers.
To connect the speakers
correctly
Check the speaker type by referring to the
speaker label* on the speaker.
Character Speaker type
on speaker
label
Location of
speaker label
L
Front left
Bottom
R
Front right
Bottom
SL
Surround left
Bottom
SR
Surround right
Bottom
* The sub woofer and center speaker does not have
the character on the speaker label.
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3: Connecting the audio/video components
How to connect your
components
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this receiver. Before you begin,
refer to “Component to be connected” below
for the pages which describe how to connect
the audio/video components.
After connect all your components, proceed to
“4: Connecting the antennas” (page 21).
Component to be connected
To connect
See
Audio components
• Super Audio CD player/
CD player
• Portable audio such as MP3
player, etc.
page 17
Video components
• DVD player
• Satellite tuner
• Blu-ray disc player
• Television
page 19
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Connecting audio components
Getting Started
The following illustration shows how to
connect audio components such as MP3
player, Super Audio CD player or CD player.
Super Audio CD
player/CD player
A
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
AM
VIDEO 2/
BD IN
COAXIAL
DVD
IN
SPEAKERS
R
L
L
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
SAT
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
To the VIDEO 1 IN/PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC jack (Front panel)
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
Portable audio
B
A Audio cord (not supplied)
B RCA cable with stereo headphone jack (not supplied)
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Notes
• When listening to a component connected to the
VIDEO 1 IN/PORTABLE AUDIO IN/AUTO
CAL MIC jack on the front panel of this receiver,
sound may be distorted or interrupted. This is not a
malfunction and will depend on the connected
component.
• If the sound from the component connected to the
VIDEO 1 IN/PORTABLE AUDIO IN/AUTO
CAL MIC jack is very low, you may increase the
volume level. However, before you select other
component, be sure to reduce the volume level to
avoid damaging your speaker.
Tip
You are recommended to use “PORTABLE” sound
field if the source is MP3 or other compressed
source.
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Connecting video components
Blu-ray disc player
TV
B
DIGITAL
Getting Started
The following illustration shows how to
connect video components such as DVD
player, satellite tuner or blu-ray disc player.
A
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
AM
VIDEO 2/
BD IN
COAXIAL
DVD
IN
SPEAKERS
R
L
L
R
SUB
WOOFER
AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
C
DVD player
TV
SAT
R
L
SURROUND
A
Satellite tuner
A Audio cord (not supplied)
B Optical digital cord (not supplied)
C Coaxial digital cord (supplied)
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Notes
• To input multi channel digital audio from the DVD
player, set the digital audio output setting on the
DVD player. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the DVD player.
• As this receiver does not have analog audio input
jacks for DVD, connect your DVD player to the
DIGITAL COAXIAL DVD IN jack on the
receiver. To output sound from front left/right
speakers only, press 2CH.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the
plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
Tips
• All the digital audio jacks are compatible with
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling
frequencies.
• The sound of the TV is output from the speakers
connected to the receiver if you connect the audio
output jacks of the TV and the TV AUDIO IN jacks
of the receiver.
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4: Connecting the antennas
Getting Started
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and
FM wire antenna.
FM wire antenna (supplied)
AM loop antenna (supplied)
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
AM
VIDEO 2/
BD IN
COAXIAL
DVD
IN
SPEAKERS
R
L
L
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
SAT
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
* The shape of the connector varies depending on
the area code of this receiver.
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop
antenna away from the receiver and other
components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as
horizontal as possible.
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5: Preparing the receiver
and the remote
Setting the voltage selector
If your receiver has a voltage selector on the
rear panel, check that the voltage selector is set
to the local power supply voltage. If not, use a
screwdriver to set the selector to the correct
position before connecting the AC power cord
to a wall outlet.
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using the receiver for the first time,
initialize the receiver by performing the
following procedure. This procedure can also
be used to return settings you have made to
their factory defaults.
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1,2
MASTER VOLUME
?/1
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SLEEP
AUTO CAL
2CH
INPUT SELECTOR
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
120V
220V
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
240V
PHONES
VOLTAGE SELECTOR
Connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
AC power cord
SPEAKERS
R
L
CENTER
R
L
FRONT
To the wall outlet
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1
Press ?/1 to turn off the
receiver.
2
Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.
After “CLEARING” appears on the
display for a while, “CLEARED”
appears.
The following items are reset to their
factory settings.
• All settings in the LEVEL, TONE,
SUR, TUNER, AUDIO and SYSTEM
menus.
• The sound field memorized for each
input and preset station.
• All sound field parameters.
• All preset stations.
• All index names for inputs and preset
stations.
• MASTER VOLUME is set to “VOL
MIN”.
• Input is set to “DVD”.
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the
RM-AAU013 remote commander.
Observe the correct polarity when installing
batteries.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with old ones.
• Do not mix alkaline batteries and other kinds of
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries to
avoid possible damage from battery leakage and
corrosion.
• When you replace the batteries, the remote buttons
may be reset to their factory settings. If this
happens, reassign the button again (page 53).
6: Calibrating the
appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION)
This receiver is equipped with D.C.A.C.
(Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
Technology which allows you to perform
automatic calibration as follows:
• Check the connection between each speaker
and the receiver.
• Adjust the speaker level.
• Measure the distance of each speaker to your
listening position.
You can also adjust the speaker levels and
balance manually. For details, see
“7: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance
(TEST TONE)” (page 26)
Before you perform Auto
Calibration
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SLEEP
AUTO CAL
2CH
INPUT SELECTOR
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
PHONES
Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last
for about 3 months. When the remote no longer
operates the receiver, replace all the batteries with
new ones.
MASTER VOLUME
?/1
1
1
Connect the supplied optimizer
microphone to the VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/AUTO
CAL MIC jack.
2
Place the optimizer
microphone at your listening
position.
3
Place the speakers so that the
speakers are facing the
optimizer microphone.
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Getting Started
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Tips
• You can also fix the optimizer microphone to a
tripod (not supplied) and place the tripod at your
listening position.
• Be sure to remove any obstacles in the path
between the optimizer microphone and the
speakers.
• When you face the speaker towards the optimizer
microphone, you will get a more accurate
measurement.
Performing Auto Calibration
AUTO
CAL
TV INPUT
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
TV ?/1
AV ?/1
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Measurement for
Display
Environment noise level
NOISE.CHK
Speaker connection
MEASURE and SP
DET. appears
alternately*
Speaker level
MEASURE and
GAIN appears
alternately*
Speaker distance
MEASURE and
DISTANCE appears
alternately*
?/1
?/1
switch
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
The measurement process will take a few
minutes to complete.
The table below shows the display when
measurement starts.
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
Input
buttons
* The corresponding speaker indicator lights up in
the display during measurement.
When measurement ends, “COMPLETE”
appears on the display and the settings are
registered.
MUSIC
AMP MENU
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
After you have finished
D.TUNING
Disconnect the optimizer microphone from the
receiver.
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
Notes
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
MUTING
F
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MASTER
VOL +/–
MENU
Press AUTO CAL.
The following appears on the display.
A.CAL [5] t A.CAL [4] t A.CAL [3] t
A.CAL [2] t A.CAL [1]
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• Auto Calibration cannot detect the sub woofer.
Therefore, the sub woofer settings will be
maintained.
• You cannot select Auto Calibration when the
headphone is connected.
Tips
• When Auto Calibration starts:
– Stand some distance away from the speakers and
the listening position to avoid measurement
failure. This is because test signals are output
from the speakers during measurement.
– Avoid making noise to get a more accurate
measurement.
• The Auto Calibration function will be canceled
when you do the following during the
measurement process:
– Press ?/1, input buttons or MUTING.
– Change the volume level.
– Press AUTO CAL again.
Error and warning codes
When an error is detected during Auto
Calibration, an error code will appear on the
display cyclically after each measurement
process as follow:
Error code t blank display t (error code t
blank display)a) t PUSH t blank display
t ENTER
a)
Appears when there are more than one error code.
To rectify the error
1 Record down the error code.
2 Press .
3 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
4 Rectify the error.
During Auto Calibration, the warning code
provides information on the measurement
result. The warning code will appear on the
display cyclically as follows:
Warning code t blank display t (warning
code t blank display)b) t PUSH t blank
display t ENTER
b) Appears
when there are more than one warning
code.
You can choose to ignore the warning code as
the Auto Calibration function will
automatically adjust the settings. You can also
change the settings manually.
To change the settings
manually
For details, see “Error codes and remedies”
below.
5 Turn on the receiver and perform Auto
Calibration again (page 24).
1 Record down the warning code.
2 Press .
3 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
4 Follow the solution provided in the
Error codes and remedies
5 Turn on the receiver and perform Auto
“Warning codes and solutions” (page 26).
Error
code
Explanation
Calibration again (page 24).
Remedy
ERROR 10 The environment Make sure the
is too noisy.
environment is
quiet during Auto
Calibration.
ERROR 11 The speakers are
placed too near
the optimizer
microphone.
Place your speakers
further away from
the optimizer
microphone.
ERROR 12 None of the
speakers are
detected.
Make sure that the
optimizer
microphone is
connected properly
and perform Auto
Calibration.
Check the front
ERROR 20 The front
speakers are not speakers
detected or only connection.
one front speaker
is detected.
ERROR 21 Only one
Check the surround
surround speaker speakers
is detected.
connection.
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Getting Started
Error codes
Warning codes
Warning codes and solutions
Warning
code
Explanation
Solution
WARN. 40 The environment Make sure the
is noisy.
environment is
quiet during Auto
Calibration.
7: Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
(TEST TONE)
WARN. 50 The center speaker Be sure to connect
is not connected. the center speaker.
You can adjust the speaker levels and balance
while listening to the test tone from your
listening position.
WARN. 51 The surround
speakers are not
connected.
Tip
Be sure to connect
the surround
speakers.
WARN. 60 The front speakers Reposition your
balance are out of front speakers.c)
range.
The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
WARN. 62 The center speaker Reposition your
level is out of
center speaker.d)
range.
AMP MENU
1
FM MODE
WARN. 63 The surround left Reposition your
speaker level is out surround left
of range.
speaker.e)
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
WARN. 64 The surround right Reposition your
speaker level is out surround right
of range.
speaker.f)
WARN. 70 The front speakers Reposition your
distance are out of front speakers.c)
range.
MUSIC
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
2-5
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
MASTER
VOL +/–
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
WARN. 72 The center speaker Reposition your
distance is out of center speaker.d)
range.
WARN. 73 The surround left Reposition your
speaker distance is surround left
out of range.
speaker.e)
1
WARN. 74 The surround right Reposition your
speaker distance is surround right
out of range.
speaker.f)
2
Press
menu.
3
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“T. TONE”.
4
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
c)
For details, refer “Front speakers distance”
(page 37).
d)
For details, refer “Center speaker distance”
(page 37).
e)
For details, refer “Surround left speaker distance”
(page 38).
f)
For details, refer “Surround right speaker
distance” (page 38).
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Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
or b to enter the
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“T. TONE Y”.
6
Getting Started
The test tone is output from each speaker
in sequence as follows:
Front left t Center t Front right t
Surround right t Surround left t Sub
woofer
Adjust the speaker levels and
balance using the LEVEL menu
so that the level of the test tone
sounds the same from each
speaker.
For details, see “Adjusting the level
(LEVEL menu)” (page 34).
Tips
• To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/–. You can also
use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
• The adjusted value are shown on the display
during adjustment.
To turn off the test tone
Repeat steps 1 to 5 above to select “T. TONE
N”. You can also press any input buttons.
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Playback
Selecting a component
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
1
MUSIC
AMP MENU
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
TOOLS MUTING
MUTING
F
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
1
Components that can be
played back
VIDEO 1
[VIDEO 1/
PORTABLE
AUDIO]*
MP3 player, etc., connected
to the VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC jack
VIDEO 2
[VIDEO 2/
BD]*
Blu-ray disc player, etc.,
connected to the VIDEO
2/BD jack
DVD
[DVD]
DVD player, etc., connected
to DVD jack
SA-CD/CD
[SA-CD/CD]
Super Audio CD/CD player,
etc., connected to the
SA-CD/CD jack
TV
[TV]
TV, etc. connected to the TV
jack
SAT
[SAT]
Satellite tuner, etc. connected
to the SAT jack
TUNER
[FM or AM
band]
Built-in radio tuner
D.TUNING
CLEAR
DISPLAY
Selected
input
[Display]
3
MENU
Press the input button to select
a component.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
The selected input appears on the display.
* “VIDEO 1/PORTABLE AUDIO” and
“VIDEO 2/BD” scrolls across the display,
then “VIDEO 1” and “VIDEO 2” appears.
2
Turn on the component and
start playback.
3
Press MASTER VOL +/– to
adjust the volume.
You can also use MASTER VOLUME on
the receiver.
To mute the sound
Press MUTING.
The muting function will be canceled when
you do the following.
• Press MUTING again.
• Increase the volume.
• Turn off the receiver.
To avoid damaging your
speakers
Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn
down the volume level.
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Listening/Watching a component
Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD
AUTO
CAL
TV ?/1
AV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
AMP MENU
Playback
TV INPUT
SLEEP
2
3
MASTER VOLUME
?/1
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
DISPLAY
DIMMER
D.TUNING
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
CLEAR
AUTO CAL
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
5
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
SLEEP
INPUT SELECTOR
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
5
PHONES
3
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
TV
Notes
• The operation is described for a
Sony Super Audio CD player.
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
Super Audio CD player or CD
player.
1
Turn on the Super Audio CD player/CD
player, then place the disc on the tray.
2
3
Turn on the receiver.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to
select “SA-CD/CD”.
Tips
• You can select the sound field to
suit the music. Refer to page 42
for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Classical: HALL
Jazz: JAZZ
Live concert: CONCERT
• You can listen to the sound that
was recorded in the 2 channel
format from all speakers (multi
channel). Refer to page 40 for
details.
Press SA-CD/CD.
4
5
6
Playback the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished listening to the
Super Audio CD/CD, eject the disc and turn
off the receiver and Super Audio CD player/
CD player.
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Watching a DVD
TV INPUT
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
TV ?/1
AV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
2
3
AMP MENU
MASTER VOLUME
?/1
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
DISPLAY
DIMMER
D.TUNING
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
CLEAR
AUTO CAL
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
7
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
SLEEP
INPUT SELECTOR
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
7
PHONES
3
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
TV
Notes
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV and DVD player.
• Check the following if you
cannot listen to multi channel
sound.
– Be sure this receiver is
connected to the DVD player
via a digital connection.
– Be sure the digital audio
output of the DVD player is
set up properly.
Tips
• Select the sound format of the
disc to be played, if necessary.
• You can select the sound field to
suit the movie/music. Refer to
page 42 for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Movie: C.ST.EX
Music: CONCERT
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1
2
3
Turn on the TV and DVD player.
Turn on the receiver.
Press DVD.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to
select “DVD”.
4
Switch the input of the TV so that an image
of the DVD is displayed.
If no image is displayed on the TV screen, make sure that
the video output of the DVD player is connected to the TV.
5
Set up the DVD player.
Refer to “Quick Setup Guide” supplied with the receiver.
6
7
8
Playback the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished watching the DVD,
eject the disc and turn off the receiver, TV
and DVD player.
To return to the previous
display
Amplifier Operations
Press B.
Navigating through
menus
To exit the menu
Press AMP MENU.
By using the amplifier menus, you can make
various adjustments to customize the receiver.
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
Some parameters and settings may appear dimmed
on the display. This means that they are either
unavailable or fixed and unchangeable.
MUSIC
AMP MENU
1
FM MODE
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
2-6
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
1
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
2
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the menu you want.
3
Press
menu.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the parameter you want to
adjust.
5
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the setting you want.
or b to enter the
The setting is applied automatically.
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Amplifier Operations
2CH
Note
Overview of the menus
The following options are available in each
menu. For details on navigating through
menus, see page 31.
Menu
[Display]
Parameters
[Display]
Settings
Initial setting
LEVEL (34)
[1-LEVEL]
Test tonea)
[T. TONE]
T. TONE Y, T. TONE N
T. TONE N
Front speaker balancea)
[FRT BAL]
BAL. L +1 to BAL. L +8, BALANCE, BALANCE
BAL. R +1 to BAL. R +8
Center speaker level
[CNT LVL]
CNT –10 dB to CNT +10 dB
(1 dB step)
CNT 0 dB
Surround left speaker level
[SL LVL]
SUR L –10 dB to SUR L +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SUR L 0 dB
Surround right speaker level
[SR LVL]
SUR R –10 dB to SUR R +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SUR R 0 dB
Sub woofer level
[SW LVL]
SW –10 dB to SW +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SW 0 dB
Dynamic range compressora)
[D. RANGE]
COMP. OFF, COMP. STD,
COMP. MAX
COMP. OFF
Front speaker bass level
[BASS LVL]
BASS –6 dB to BASS +6 dB
(1 dB step)
BASS 0 dB
Front speaker treble level
[TRE LVL]
TRE –6 dB to TRE +6 dB
(1 dB step)
TRE 0 dB
Sound field selectiona)
[S.F. SELCT]
2CH ST., A.F.D. AUTO, DOLBY PL, A.F.D. AUTO
PLII MV, PLII MS, MULTI ST.,
C.ST.EX A, C.ST.EX B, C.ST.EX C,
PORTABLE, HALL, JAZZ, CONCERT
Effect levela)b)
[EFFECT]
EFCT. MIN, EFCT. STD, EFCT. MAX EFCT. STD
FM station receiving modea)
[FM MODE]
FM AUTO, FM MONO
TONE (35)
[2-TONE]
SUR (35)
[3-SUR]
TUNER (36)
[4-TUNER]
Naming preset stationsa)
[NAME IN]
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FM AUTO
Parameters
[Display]
Settings
Initial setting
AUDIO (36)
[5-AUDIO]
Digital audio input decoding
prioritya)
[DEC. PRI.]
DEC. AUTO, DEC. PCM
DEC. AUTO
for:
VIDEO 2;
DEC. PCM for:
DVD
Digital broadcast language
selectiona)
[DUAL]
DUAL M/S, DUAL M, DUAL S,
DUAL M+S
DUAL M
Synchronizes audio with video
outputa)
[A.V. SYNC.]
A.V.SYNC. Y, A.V.SYNC. N
A.V.SYNC. N
Front speakers distancea)c)
[FRT DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 23 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 10 ft.)
Center speaker distancea)c)
[CNT DIST.]
DIST. xx m (ft.)
between front speaker distance
and 1.5 m (5 ft.) (0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 10 ft.)
Naming inputsa)
[NAME IN]
SYSTEM (37)
[6-SYSTEM]
A. CAL (39)
[7-A. CAL]
Surround left speaker distancea)c) DIST. xx m (ft.)
[SL DIST.]
between front speaker distance
and 4.5 m (15 ft.) (0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 10 ft.)
Surround right speaker distancea)c) DIST. xx m (ft.)
[SR DIST.]
between front speaker distance
and 4.5 m (15 ft.) (0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 10 ft.)
Surround speaker positiona)
[SUR POS.]
SIDE/LO, SIDE/HI, BEHD/LO,
BEHD/HI
SIDE/LO
Brightness of the displaya)
[DIMMER]
0% dim, 40% dim, 70% dim
0% dim
Auto calibration a)
[AUTO CAL]
A.CAL YES, A.CAL NO
A.CAL NO
a)
For details, refer to the page in the parentheses.
The surround effect is not available for “PORTABLE” sound field.
c)
The default setting for models of area code U, CA is “ft.” and for models of other area code is “m”.
b)
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Amplifier Operations
Menu
[Display]
Adjusting the level
(LEVEL menu)
You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the
balance and level of each speaker. These
settings are applied to all sound fields.
Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 31) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 32).
LEVEL menu parameters
x D. RANGE (Dynamic range
compressor)
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the
sound track. This may be useful when you
want to watch movies at low volumes late at
night. Dynamic range compression is possible
with Dolby Digital sources only.
• COMP. OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• COMP. STD
The dynamic range is compressed as
intended by the recording engineer.
• COMP. MAX
The dynamic range is compressed
dramatically.
x T. TONE (Test tone)
Tip
Lets you adjust the speaker levels and balance
while listening to the test tone from your
listening position. For details, see “7:
Adjusting the speaker levels and balance
(TEST TONE)” (page 26).
Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the
dynamic range information included in the Dolby
Digital signal. “COMP. STD” is the standard
setting, but it only enacts light compression.
Therefore, we recommend using the “COMP.
MAX” setting. This greatly compresses the dynamic
range and lets you view movies late at night at low
volumes. Unlike analog limiters, the levels are
predetermined and provide a very natural
compression.
x FRT BAL (Front speaker
balance)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left
and right speakers.
x CNT LVL (Center speaker level)
x SL LVL (Surround left speaker
level)
x SR LVL (Surround right speaker
level)
x SW LVL (Sub woofer level)
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Adjusting the tone
(TONE menu)
(SUR menu)
You can use the SUR menu to select the sound
field you want for your listening pleasure.
Select “3-SUR” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 31) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 32).
TONE menu parameters
SUR menu parameters
x BASS LVL (Front speaker bass
level)
x S.F. SELCT (Sound field
selection)
x TRE LVL (Front speaker treble
level)
Lets you select the sound field you want. For
details, see “Enjoying Surround Sound” (page
40).
Note
The receiver lets you apply the last selected sound
field to an input whenever it is selected (Sound Field
Link). For example, if you select HALL for the
SA-CD/CD input, then change to a different input
and then return to SA-CD/CD, HALL will
automatically be applied again.
x EFFECT (Effect level)
Lets you adjust the “presence” of the surround
effect for sound fields selected with the
MOVIE or MUSIC button and for “HP
THEA” sound field. However, the surround
effect is not available for “PORTABLE”
sound field.
• EFCT. MIN
The surround effect is minimum.
• EFCT. STD
The surround effect is standard.
• EFCT. MAX
The surround effect is maximum.
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Amplifier Operations
You can use the TONE menu to adjust the
tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front
speakers. These settings are applied to all
sound fields.
Select “2-TONE” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 31) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 32).
Settings for the surround
sound
Settings for the tuner
Settings for the audio
(TUNER menu)
(AUDIO menu)
You can use the TUNER menu to set the FM
station receiving mode and to name preset
stations.
Select “4-TUNER” in the amplifier menus.
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 31) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 32).
You can use the AUDIO menu to make
settings for the audio to suit your preference.
Select “5-AUDIO” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 31) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 32).
AUDIO menu parameters
TUNER menu parameters
x FM MODE (FM station receiving
mode)
• FM AUTO
This receiver will decode the signal as stereo
signal when the radio station is broadcast in
stereo.
• FM MONO
This receiver will decode the signal as mono
signal regardless of the broadcast signal.
x NAME IN (Naming preset
stations)
Lets you set the name of preset stations. For
details, see “Naming preset stations”
(page 49).
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x DEC. PRI. (Digital audio input
decoding priority)
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital
signal input to the DIGITAL IN jacks.
• DEC. AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode
between DTS, Dolby Digital or PCM.
• DEC. PCM
PCM signals are given priority (to prevent
interruption when playback starts).
However, when other signals are input, there
may be no sound depending on the format.
In this case, set to “DEC. AUTO”.
Note
When set to “DEC. AUTO” and the sound from the
digital audio jacks (for CD, etc.) is interrupted when
playback starts, set to “DEC. PCM”.
x DUAL (Digital broadcast
language selection)
x A.V. SYNC. (Synchronizes audio
with video output)
• A.V.SYNC. Y (Yes) (Delay time: 68 ms)
The audio output is delayed so that the time
gap between the audio output and visual
display is minimized.
• A.V.SYNC. N (No) (Delay time: 0 ms)
The audio output is not delayed.
Settings for the system
(SYSTEM menu)
You can use the SYSTEM menu to set the
distance of the speakers connected to this
system.
Select “6-SYSTEM” in the amplifier menus.
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 31) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 32).
SYSTEM menu parameters
The default setting for models of area code U,
CA is “ft.” and for models of other area code is
“m”.
x FRT DIST. (Front speakers
distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the front speakers (A).
If both front speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the
distance as the average distance between the
front speakers.
Notes
• This parameter is useful when you use a large LCD
or plasma monitor or a projector.
• This parameter is valid only when you use a sound
field selected with the 2CH or A.F.D. buttons.
• This parameter is not valid when PCM 96 kHz or
DTS 2048 signals are input.
B
A
30˚
100˚-120˚
C
30˚
A
100˚-120˚
D
x NAME IN (Naming inputs)
Lets you set the name of inputs. For details,
see “Naming inputs” (page 52).
x CNT DIST. (Center speaker
distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the center speaker. Center speaker
distance should be set from a distance equal to
the front speaker distance (A) to a distance
1.5 meters (5 feet) closer to your listening
position (B).
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Amplifier Operations
Lets you select the language you want to listen
to during digital broadcast. This feature only
functions for Dolby Digital sources.
• DUAL M/S (Main/Sub)
Sound of the main language will be output
through the front left speaker and sound of
the sub language will be output through the
front right speaker simultaneously.
• DUAL M (Main)
Sound of the main language will be output.
• DUAL S (Sub)
Sound of the sub language will be output.
• DUAL M+S (Main + Sub)
Mixed sound of both the main and sub
languages will be output.
x SL DIST. (Surround left speaker
distance)
x SUR POS.
(Surround speaker position)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround left speaker. Surround
left speaker distance should be set from a
distance equal to the front speaker distance
(A on page 37) to a distance 4.5 meters
(15 feet) closer to your listening position (C
on page 37).
Lets you specify the location of your surround
speakers for proper implementation of the
surround effects in the Cinema Studio EX
modes (page 43).
x SR DIST. (Surround right
speaker distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround right speaker.
Surround right speaker distance should be set
from a distance equal to the front speaker
distance (A on page 37) to a distance
4.5 meters (15 feet) closer to your listening
position (D on page 37).
Tip
The receiver lets you to input the speaker position in
terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set
the center speaker further than the front speakers.
Also, the center speaker cannot be set more than
1.5 meters (5 feet) closer from the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set
further away from the listening position than the
front speakers. And they can be no more than
4.5 meters (15 feet) closer. This is because incorrect
speaker placement is not conducive to the
enjoyment of surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer
than the actual location of the speakers will cause a
delay in the output of the sound from that speaker. In
other words, the speaker will sound like it is further
away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance
1-2 meters (3-6 feet) closer than the actual speaker
position will create a fairly realistic sensation of
being “inside” the screen. If you cannot obtain a
satisfactory surround effect because the surround
speakers are too close, setting the surround speaker
distance closer (shorter) than the actual distance will
create a larger sound stage.
Adjusting these parameter while listening to the
sound often results in much better surround sound.
Give it a try!
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• SIDE/LO
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and C.
• SIDE/HI
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and D.
• BEHD/LO
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and C.
• BEHD/HI
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and D.
Tip
Calibrating the
appropriate settings
automatically
(A. CAL menu)
For details, see “6: Calibrating the appropriate
settings automatically (AUTO
CALIBRATION)” (page 23).
x DIMMER (Brightness of the
display)
Lets you adjust the brightness in 3 steps.
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Amplifier Operations
Surround speaker position is designed specifically
for implementation of the Cinema Studio EX modes.
For other sound fields, speaker position is not so
critical.
Those sound fields were designed under the premise
that the surround speakers would be located behind
the listening position, but presentation remains
fairly consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
surround effects become unclear unless set to
“SIDE/LO” or “SIDE/HI”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, such as wall reflections, and you may
obtain better results using “BEHD/HI” if your
speakers are located high above the listening
position, even if they are located to the immediate
left and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting
contrary to the above explanation, we recommend
that you playback multi channel surround encoded
software and select the setting that provides a good
sense of spaciousness and that best succeeds in
forming a cohesive space between the surround
sound from the surround speakers and the sound of
the front speakers. If you are not sure which sounds
best, select “BEHD/LO” or “BEHD/HI” and then
use the speaker distance parameter and speaker level
adjustments to obtain proper balance.
Enjoying Surround Sound
Enjoying Dolby Digital
and DTS Surround sound
(AUTO FORMAT DIRECT)
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select
the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel
stereo sound as multi channel sound.
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
A.F.D.
MUSIC
AMP MENU
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select
the sound field you want.
For details, see “Types of A.F.D. mode” (page
41).
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Types of A.F.D. mode
Decoding
mode
A.F.D. mode
[Display]
Multi channel
audio after
decoding
Effect
(Detecting
automatically)
A.F.D. AUTO
[A.F.D. AUTO]
(Detecting
automatically)
Performs the sound as it was recorded/
encoded without adding any surround
effects. However, this receiver will
generate a low frequency signal for output
to the sub woofer when there is no LFE
signals.
4 channel
Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The
source recorded in 2 channel format is
decoded into 4.1 channels.
Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC
[DOLBY PL]
(Multi Stereo)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for movies
encoded in Dolby Surround. In addition,
this mode can reproduce sound in 5.1
channel for watching videos of overdubbed
or old movies.
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
[PLII MS]
5 channel
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal
stereo sources such as CDs.
MULTI STEREO
[MULTI ST.]
(Multi Stereo)
Outputs 2 channel left/right signals from
all speakers.
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Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC II MOVIE 5 channel
II
[PLII MV]
Selecting a preprogrammed sound field
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home.
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MOVIE
MUSIC
2CH
MUSIC
AMP MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
A.F.D.
FM MODE
MOVIE
Press MOVIE repeatedly to select a
sound field for movies or press
MUSIC repeatedly to select a sound
field for music.
For details, see “Types of sound field
available” (page 43).
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Types of sound field available
Sound field
[Display]
Effect
Movie
CINEMA STUDIO EX A
DCS [C.ST.EX A]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production
studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any
type of movie.
CINEMA STUDIO EX B
DCS [C.ST.EX B]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater” cinema production
studio. This mode is ideal for watching science-fiction or
action movies with lots of sound effects.
CINEMA STUDIO EX C
DCS [C.ST.EX C]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal for watching
musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the
soundtrack.
PORTABLE AUDIO
[PORTABLE]
Reproduces a clear enhanced sound image from your portable
audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3 and other
compressed music.
HALL [HALL]
Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
Music
Headphone
JAZZ CLUB [JAZZ]
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
LIVE CONCERT
[CONCERT]
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
HEADPHONE 2CH
[HP 2CH]
This mode is selected automatically if you use headphone
when 2 channel mode (page 45)/A.F.D. mode (page 41) is
selected. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass
the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats
are downmixed to 2 channels.
HEADPHONE THEATER
DCS [HP THEA]
This mode is selected automatically if you use headphone
when sound field for movie/music is selected. It allows you to
experience a theater-like environment while listening through
a pair of headphones.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Sound field
for
About DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound)
Sound fields with DCS mark use DCS
technology. DCS is a unique sound
reproduction technology for home theater
developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony
Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound”
developed by integrating a DSP (Digital signal
processor) and measured data, the ideal sound
field intended by filmmakers can be
experienced at home.
About CINEMA STUDIO EX
modes
CINEMA STUDIO EX modes are suitable for
watching motion picture DVDs (etc.), with
multi channel surround effects. You can
reproduce the sound characteristics of Sony
Pictures Entertainment’s dubbing studio in
your home.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes consist of
the following three elements.
• Virtual Multi Dimension
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a
single pair of actual surround speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
Creates the sensation that the sound is
coming from inside the screen like in
theaters.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the type of reverberation found
in theaters.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes integrate
these three elements simultaneously.
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
• This function does not work for signals with a
sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
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Tip
You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc., by looking at the logo on the package.
•
: Dolby Digital discs
•
: Dolby Surround
encoded programs
•
: DTS Digital Surround encoded
programs
To turn off the surround effect
for movie/music
Press 2CH to select “2CH ST.” or press A.F.D.
repeatedly to select “A.F.D. AUTO”.
Using only the front
speakers and sub woofer
(2CH STEREO)
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1,2
DISPLAY
DIMMER
MUSIC
AMP MENU
FM MODE
SLEEP
AUTO CAL
2CH
INPUT SELECTOR
VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/
AUTO CAL MIC
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
PHONES
2
1
Press ?/1 to turn off the
receiver.
2
While holding down 2CH, press
?/1.
SA-CD/CD TUNER
2CH
MASTER VOLUME
?/1
“S.F. CLR.” appears on the display and
all sound fields are reset to their initial
setting.
Press 2CH.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front left/right speakers and sub
woofer.
When multi channel surround formats are
input, the signals are downmixed to 2 channel
with bass frequencies being output from the
sub woofer.
When standard 2 channel stereo sources are
input, the receiver’s bass redirection circuitry
will be activated. The front channel bass
frequencies will be output from the sub
woofer.
Resetting sound fields to
the initial settings
Automatic tuning
Tuner Operations
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
Listening to FM/AM radio
You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through the built-in tuner. Before operation,
make sure you have connected the FM and
AM antennas to the receiver (page 21).
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
SA-CD/CD TUNER
FM MODE
7
The tuning scale differs depending on the area code
as shown in the following table. For details on area
codes, see page 3.
-
9
8
>10/
0/10
AM
CEL, CEK, SP
50 kHz
9 kHz
U, CA
100 kHz
10 kHz*
MX, AR
50 kHz
10 kHz
E51
50 kHz
FM MODE
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
FM
1
MUSIC
AMP MENU
Tip
Area code
DVD
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
10 kHz*
*The AM tuning scale can be changed (page 61).
TUNING –
m
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
2
TV
1
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
Press TUNING + to scan from low to
high; press TUNING – to scan from high
to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
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In case of poor FM stereo
reception
If you cannot tune in a station
If the FM stereo reception is poor and “ST”
flashes on the display, select monaural audio
so that the sound will be less distorted.
Press FM MODE repeatedly until the
“MONO” indicator lights up on the display.
To return to stereo mode, press FM MODE
until the “MONO” indicator on the display do
not light up.
Make sure you have entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 to 4. If you
still cannot tune in a station, the frequency is
not used in your area.
Direct tuning
Enter the frequency of a station directly by
using the numeric buttons.
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
TV
SA-CD/CD TUNER
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Tuner Operations
SAT
DVD
1
MUSIC
AMP MENU
3
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
1
D.TUNING
2
4
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
3
Press D.TUNING.
Press the numeric buttons to
enter the frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Press 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Press 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
4
Press ENTER.
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3
Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30
AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the
stations you often listen to.
“MEMORY” lights up for a few seconds.
Perform steps 4 and 5 before
“MEMORY” goes out.
4
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
1
5
MUSIC
AMP MENU
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
3,5
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
PRESET
+/–
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
TV
1
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
Tune in the station that you
want to preset using Automatic
Tuning (page 46) or Direct
Tuning (page 47).
Switch the FM reception mode, if
necessary (page 47).
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Press ENTER.
The station is stored as the selected preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
ENTER, start again from step 3.
FM MODE
4
Press the numeric button to
select the preset station.
You can also press PRESET + or
PRESET – repeatedly to select a preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you
select the preset number, start again from
step 3.
Presetting radio stations
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
Press MEMORY.
6
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to preset
another station.
Tuning to preset stations
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
Naming preset stations
DVD
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
SA-CD/CD TUNER
1
MUSIC
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
SA-CD/CD TUNER
4
5
6
7
8
9
AMP MENU
FM MODE
4
5
6
7
8
9
-
D.TUNING
0/10
CLEAR
>10/
-
ENTER
F
0/10
F
4-7
g
G
RETURN/EXIT
2
1
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
MENU
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
Press PRESET + or PRESET –
repeatedly to select the preset
station you want.
Tune in the preset station you
want to create an index name
for (page 49).
3
Press AMP MENU.
Each time you press the button, you can
select a preset station as follows:
01
02
03
30
04
29
05
...
27
28
You can also press the numeric buttons to
select the preset station you want. Then,
press ENTER to enter the selection.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“4-TUNER”.
5
Press
menu.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“NAME IN”.
7
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
or b to enter the
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure given in
“To create an index name” (page 50).
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Tuner Operations
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
2
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
1
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
D.TUNING
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
3
FM MODE
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
>10/
1
MUSIC
AMP MENU
Numeric
buttons
DVD
To create an index name
1 Use V/v/B/b to create an index name.
Press V/v to select a character, then press
B/b to move the cursor to the next position.
If you made a mistake
Press B/b until the character you want to
change flashes, then press V/v to select the
correct character.
Tip
You can select the character type as follows by
pressing V/v.
Alphabet (upper case) t Numbers t Symbols
2 Press
.
The entered name is registered.
Note (Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
When you name an RDS station and tune in that
station, the Program Service name appears instead
of the name you entered. (You cannot change the
Program Service name. The name you entered will
be overwritten by the Program Service name.)
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
This receiver also allows you to use RDS
(Radio Data System), which enables radio
stations to send additional information along
with the regular program signal. You can
display RDS information.
Notes
• RDS is operable only for FM stations.
• Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM
band using direct tuning (page 47),
automatic tuning (page 46), or
preset tuning (page 49).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, “RDS” lights up and the program
service name appears on the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if
the signal strength is weak.
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Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station,
press DISPLAY repeatedly on the
receiver.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
Program Service name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in
24-hour system mode) t Sound field
currently applied
a) Type
b)
of program being broadcast.
Text messages sent by the RDS station.
Notes
VARIED
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel
games, and comedy
POP M
Popular music programs
ROCK M
Rock music programs
EASY M
Easy Listening
LIGHT M
Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
CLASSICS
Performances of major
orchestras, chamber music,
opera, etc.
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
WEATHER
Weather information
FINANCE
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN
Programs for children
SOCIAL
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION
Programs of religious content
PHONE IN
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
TRAVEL
Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located
by TP/TA.
LEISURE
Programs on recreational
activities such as gardening,
fishing, cooking, etc.
JAZZ
Jazz programs
Description of program types
Program type Description
indication
NEWS
News programs
AFFAIRS
Topical programs that expand on
current news
INFO
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
COUNTRY
Country music programs
NATION M
Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
SPORT
Sports programs
EDUCATE
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
OLDIES
Programs featuring oldies music
FOLK M
Folk music programs
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
DOCUMENT
Investigative features
CULTURE
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
NONE
Any programs not defined above
SCIENCE
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
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Tuner Operations
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more,
the message scrolls across the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS
service, “NO XXXX” (such as “NO TEXT”)
appears on the display.
Program type Description
indication
Other Operation
Naming inputs
You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for
inputs and display it on the receiver’s display.
This is convenient for labeling the jacks with
the names of the connected components.
1
2
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows.
All inputs except the FM and AM
band
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
Index name of the inputa) t Selected input
t Sound field currently applied
Press AMP MENU.
3
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“5-AUDIO”.
4
Press
menu.
or b to enter the
Press V/v to select “NAME IN”.
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure given in
“To create an index name” (page 50).
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You can check the sound field, etc., by
changing the information on the display.
Be sure to use the button on the receiver for
this operation.
Press the input button to select
the input you want to create an
index name for.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
5
6
Changing the display
FM and AM band
Program Service nameb) or preset station
namea) t Frequency t Program Type
indicationb) t Radio Text indicationb) t
Current Time indication (in 24-hour system
mode)b) t Sound field currently applied
a) Index name appears only when you have assigned
one to the input or preset station (page 49, 52).
Index name does not appear when only blank
spaces have been entered, or it is the same as the
input name.
b)
During RDS reception only (models of area code
CEL, CEK only) (page 50).
Note
Characters or marks may not be displayed for some
languages.
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off
automatically at a specified time.
Press SLEEP repeatedly while the
power is on.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
2-00-00 t 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00
t OFF
When sleep timer is activated, the display
dims.
Using the Remote
Changing button
assignments
You can change the factory settings of the
input buttons to suit the components in your
system. For example, if you connect a DVD
player to the VIDEO 1 jacks on the receiver,
you can set the VIDEO 1 button on this remote
to control the DVD player.
1
Note
If you press any buttons on the remote or receiver
after the display dims, the display brightens up.
After a while, the display dims again if no button is
pressed.
To check the remaining time before the receiver
turns off, press SLEEP. The remaining time appears
on the display. If you press SLEEP again, the sleep
timer will be canceled.
Example: Hold down VIDEO 1.
2
Referring to the table below,
press the corresponding
button for the category you
want.
Example: Press 4.
Now you can use the VIDEO 1 button to
control the DVD player.
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Other Operation/Using the Remote
Tip
Hold down the input button of
which you want to change the
assignment.
Categories and the
corresponding buttons
Categories
Additional Information
Press
VCR (command mode VTR 3)a) 1
a)
VCR (command mode VTR 2)
2
DVD player/DVD recorder
(command mode DVD1)b)
3
DVD recorder
(command mode DVD3)b)
4
CD player
5
Euro Digital Satellite Receiver
6
DVR (Digital CATV terminal)
7
DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver) 8
Blu-ray disc player
(command mode BD1)c)
9
Blu-ray disc recorder
(command mode BD3)c)
0/10
TV
-/--
Not assigned
ENTER/
MEMORY
Glossary
x Dolby Digital
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. It
consists of front (L/R), center, surround (L/R)
and sub-woofer channels. It is a designated
audio standard for DVD-video and also known
as 5.1 channel surround. Since surround
information is recorded and reproduced in
stereo, more realistic sound with fuller
presence is delivered than with Dolby
surround.
x Dolby Pro Logic II
This technology converts 2ch stereo recorded
audio into 5.1 channel for playback. There is a
MOVIE mode for movies and MUSIC mode
for stereo sources such as music. Old movies
encoded in the traditional stereo format can be
enhanced with 5.1 channel surround sound.
a)
Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or VTR 3
setting which corresponds to 8 mm and VHS
respectively.
b)
Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or
DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the DVD recorders.
c)
For details on the BD1 or BD3 setting, refer to
operating instructions supplied with the Blu-ray
disc player or Blu-ray disc recorder.
To clear all remote button
assignments
Press ?/1, AUTO CAL and MASTER VOL –
at the same time.
The remote is reset to its factory settings.
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x Dolby Surround (Dolby Pro
Logic)
Audio processing technology developed by
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Center and mono
surround information is matrixed into two
stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is
decoded and output in 4 channel surround
sound. This is the most common audio
processing method for DVD-video.
x DTS Digital Surround
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
for theaters developed by DTS, Inc. It
compresses audio less than Dolby Digital,
delivering a higher quality sound
reproduction.
x Sampling frequency
To convert analog audio to digital, analog data
should be quantified. This process is called
sampling, and the number of times per second
the analog data is quantified is called the
sampling frequency. A standard music CD
stores data quantified at 44,100 times per
second, which is expressed as a sampling
frequency of 44.1 kHz. Generally speaking, a
higher sampling frequency means better sound
quality.
Precautions
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
On heat buildup
Although the receiver heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If you
continuously use this receiver at a large
volume, the cabinet temperature of the top,
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid
burning yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
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Additional Information
• Before operating the receiver, check that the
operating voltage is identical with your local
power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate on the back of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the receiver
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
• (Models of area code U, CA only)
One blade of the plug is wider than the other
for the purpose of safety and will fit into the
wall outlet only one way. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact
your dealer.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at
a qualified service shop.
On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and
prolong the life of the receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources,
or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet
that might block the ventilation holes and
cause malfunctions.
• Do not place the receiver near equipment
such as a television, VCR, or tape deck. (If
the receiver is being used in combination
with a television, VCR, or tape deck, and is
placed too close to that equipment, noise
may result, and picture quality may suffer.
This is especially likely when using an
indoor antenna. Therefore, we recommend
using an outdoor antenna.)
• Use caution when placing the receiver or
speakers on surfaces that have been specially
treated (with wax, oil, polish, etc.) as
staining or discoloration of the surface may
result.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure
to turn off and unplug the receiver.
If you encounter color
irregularity on a nearby TV
screen
The front and center speakers and the sub
woofer are magnetically shielded to allow it to
be installed near a TV set. However, color
irregularities may still be observed on certain
types of TV sets. As the surround speakers are
not magnetically shielded, we recommend that
you place the surround speakers slightly
further away from TV set (page 13).
If color irregularity is
observed...
Turn off the TV set, then turn it on again after
15 to 30 minutes.
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If color irregularity is observed
again...
Place the speaker further away from the TV
set.
If howling occurs
Reposition the speakers or turn down the
volume on the receiver.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your receiver, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem.
Audio
There is no sound, no matter which
component is selected, or only a very
low-level sound is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected correctly and securely.
• Check that both the receiver and all
components are turned on.
• Check that MASTER VOLUME is not set
to “VOL MIN”.
• Check that the headphone is not
connected.
• Press MUTING to cancel the muting
function.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component with the input buttons.
• The protective device on the receiver has
been activated. Turn off the receiver,
eliminate the short-circuit problem, and
turn on the power again.
The left and right sounds are
unbalanced or reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust the balance parameters using the
LEVEL menu.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected securely.
• Check that the connecting cords are away
from a transformer or motor, and at least
3 meters (10 feet) away from a TV set or
fluorescent light.
• Move your TV away from the audio
components.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them
with a cloth slightly moistened with
alcohol.
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Additional Information
There is no sound from a specific
component.
• Check that the component is connected
correctly to the audio input jacks for that
component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the
connection is (are) fully inserted into the
jacks on both the receiver and the
component.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component on the receiver.
There is no sound from one of the front
speakers.
• Connect a pair of headphones to the
PHONES jack to verify that sound is
output from the headphones. If only one
channel is output from the headphones, the
component may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check that all the cords
are fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component. If both
channels are output from the headphones,
the front speaker may not be connected to
the receiver correctly. Check the
connection of the front speaker which is
not outputting any sound.
• Make sure you have connected to both the
L and R jacks of an analog component, and
not only to either the L or R jack. Use an
audio cord (not supplied).
There is severe hum, interrupted noise
or distortion from component
connected to the VIDEO 1 IN/
PORTABLE AUDIO IN/AUTO CAL MIC
jack on the front panel of this receiver.
• Check that the components are connected
securely.
• Check that the cord used for the
connection is fully inserted into the jacks
on both the receiver and the component.
• This is not a malfunction and will depend
on the connected component.
There is no sound, or only a very lowlevel sound is heard from the center/
surround speakers.
• Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
(page 43).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 26).
There is no sound from the sub woofer.
• Check that the sub woofer is connected
correctly and securely.
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on
(press MOVIE, or MUSIC).
• Sound fields do not function for signals
with a sampling frequency of more than
48 kHz.
Dolby Digital or DTS Multi Channel
sound is not reproduced.
• Check that the DVD, etc. you are playing
is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS
format.
• When connecting the DVD player, etc. to
the digital input jacks of this receiver,
check the audio setting (settings for the
audio output) of the connected component.
Tuner
The FM reception is poor.
• Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)
to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM
antenna as shown below. If you connect
the receiver to an outdoor antenna, ground
it against lightning. To prevent a gas
explosion, do not connect the ground wire
to a gas pipe.
Outdoor FM antenna
Receiver
ANTENNA
AM
Ground wire
(not supplied)
To ground
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas are connected
securely. Adjust the antennas and connect
an external antenna, if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too
weak (when tuning in with automatic
tuning). Use direct tuning.
• Make sure you set the tuning interval
correctly (when tuning in AM stations
with direct tuning).
• No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the
stations (page 48).
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly on the receiver
so that the frequency appears on the
display.
RDS does not work.*
• Make sure that you are tuned to an FM
RDS station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
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The RDS information that you want
does not appear.*
• Contact the radio station and find out
whether they actually provide the service
in question. If so, the service may be
temporarily out of order.
There is no picture appears on the TV
screen or monitor.
• Make sure you have connected the video
output of your video component to the TV.
* Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on
the receiver.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between
the remote and the receiver.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with
new ones, if they are weak.
• Make sure you select the correct input on
the remote.
• The VIDEO 3 button on the remote is not
available for receiver operation.
Error messages
If there is a malfunction, the display shows a
message. You can check the condition of the
system by the message. Refer to the following
table to solve the problem. If any problem
persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If
an error message appears while you perform
Auto Calibration, see “Error and warning
codes” (page 25) to solve the problem.
DEC. EROR
Appears when a signal the receiver cannot
decode (ex. DTS-CD) is input and “DEC.
PRI.” on the AUDIO menu is set to “DEC.
PCM”. Set it to “DEC. AUTO” (page 33).
PROTECT
Irregular current is output from the speakers.
The receiver will automatically turn off after a
few seconds. Check the speaker connection
and turn on the power again.
If you are unable to remedy the
problem using the
troubleshooting guide
If the problem persist
Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if
service personnel changes some parts during
repair, these parts may be retained.
Reference sections for clearing
the receiver’s memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 22
Customized sound fields
page 45
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Additional Information
Clearing the receiver’s memory may remedy
the problem (page 22). However, note that all
memorized settings will be reset to their
factory settings and you will have to readjust
all settings on the receiver.
Specifications
AUDIO POWER
SPECIFICATIONS
(HT-DDW790 only)
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
(Models of area code U only)
With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from
120 – 20,000 Hz; rated 85 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 1%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts
to rated output.
HT-DDW685 only
Models of area code SP, MX, E51
Power Output1)
Stereo mode (rated) (6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 1%)
70 W + 70 W
Surround mode2) (reference)
(6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%)
RMS output
FRONT:100 W
per channel
CENTER: 100 W
SURROUND: 100 W
per channel
Surround mode2) (reference)
(10 ohms 100 Hz, THD 10%)
SUB WOOFER: 60 W
per channel
Amplifier section
HT-DDW790 only
Models of area code U, CA, CEL, CEK
Power Output1)
Stereo mode (rated) (6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 1%)
85 W + 85 W
Surround mode2) (reference)
(6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%)
RMS output
FRONT:133 W
per channel
CENTER: 133 W
SURROUND: 133 W
per channel
Surround mode2) (reference)
(6 ohms 100 Hz, THD 10%)
SUB WOOFER: 135 W
Models of area code AR
Power Output1)3)
Stereo mode (rated) (6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 1%)
70 W + 70 W1)
65 W + 65 W3)
Surround mode2) (reference)
(6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%)
RMS output
FRONT:
100 W per channel1)
90 W per channel3)
CENTER:
100 W1)
90 W3)
SURROUND:
100 W per channel1)
90 W per channel3)
2)
Surround mode (reference)
(10 ohms 100 Hz, THD 10%)
SUB WOOFER:
60 W per channel1)
50 W per channel3)
1)Measured
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under the following conditions:
Area code
Power requirements
U, CA
120 V AC, 60 Hz
CEL, CEK, SP, AR
230 V AC, 50 Hz
E51
240 V AC, 50 Hz
MX
127 V AC, 60 Hz
2)
Reference power output for front, center, surround
speakers and sub woofer. Depending on the sound
field settings and the source, there may be no
sound output.
3)Measured under the following conditions:
Area code
Power requirements
AR
220 V AC, 50 Hz
Inputs
Analog
Sensitivity: 800 mV/
50 kohms
Digital (Coaxial) Impedance: 75 ohms
Tone
Gain levels
±6 dB, 1 dB step
Reproduction frequency range:
28 – 20,000 Hz
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna
FM wire antenna
Antenna terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or
10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off
the receiver. While holding down MOVIE, press
?/1. All preset stations will be erased when you
change the tuning scale. To reset the scale to 10
kHz (or 9 kHz), repeat the procedure.
General
Power requirements
Area code
Power requirements
U, CA
120 V AC, 60 Hz
SP
230 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
MX
127 V AC, 60 Hz
E51
120/220/240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
AR
220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Area code
Power consumption
U
210 W
CA
290 VA
SP, MX, E51, AR
190 W
CEL, CEK
220 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
0.3 W
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
429 × 145 × 308 mm
(16 7/8 × 5 6/8 × 12 1/8
inches)
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
7.4 kg (16 lb 9 oz)
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Additional Information
Tuning range
Models of area code U, CA
With 10-kHz tuning scale:
530 – 1,710 kHz4)
With 9-kHz tuning scale:
531 – 1,710 kHz4)
Models of area code CEL, CEK, SP
With 9-kHz tuning scale:
531 – 1,602 kHz
Models of area code E51:
With 10-kHz tuning scale:
530 – 1,610 kHz4)
With 9-kHz tuning scale:
531 – 1,602 kHz4)
Models of area code MX, AR
With 10-kHz tuning scale:
530 – 1,610 kHz
Antenna
Loop antenna
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
4)
Speaker section
HT-DDW790 only
• Front speakers (SS-MSP700)
• Center speaker (SS-CNP700)
• Surround speakers (SS-SRP700)
Front/center speakers
Full range, magnetically
shielded
Surround speakers Full range
Speaker units
70 mm cone type
Enclosure type
Close type
Rated Impedance
6 ohms
Dimension (w/h/d) (Approx.)
Front/surround speakers
92 × 98.5 × 101.5 mm
(3 5/8 × 3 7/8 × 4 inches)
Center speaker
152 × 98.5 × 101.5 mm
(6 × 3 7/8 × 4 inches)
Mass (Approx.)
Front speakers
0.6 kg (1 lb 6 oz)
Center speaker
0.7 kg (1 lb 9 oz)
Surround speakers 0.5 kg (1 lb 2 oz)
• Sub woofer (SS-WP700)
Speaker system
Magnetically shielded
Speaker unit
200 mm cone type
Enclosure type
Bass reflex
Rated Impedance
6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
270 × 330 × 303 mm
(10 6/8 × 13 × 12 inches)
including front panel
Mass (Approx.)
4.7 kg (10 lb 6 oz)
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HT-DDW685 only
• Front speakers (SS-MSP685)
• Center speaker (SS-CNP685)
• Surround speakers (SS-SRP685)
Front/center speakers
Full range, magnetically
shielded
Surround speakers Full range
Speaker units
70 mm cone type
Enclosure type
Close type
Rated Impedance
6 ohms
Dimension (w/h/d) (Approx.)
Front/surround speakers
92 × 98.5 × 101.5 mm
(3 5/8 × 3 7/8 × 4 inches)
Center speaker
152 × 98.5 × 101.5 mm
(6 × 3 7/8 × 4 inches)
Mass (Approx.)
Front speakers
0.6 kg (1 lb 6 oz)
Center speaker
0.7 kg (1 lb 9 oz)
Surround speakers 0.5 kg (1 lb 2 oz)
• Sub woofer (SS-WP685)
Speaker system
Magnetically shielded
Speaker unit
200 mm cone type
Enclosure type
Bass reflex
Rated Impedance
10 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
270 × 330 × 300 mm
(10 6/8 × 13 × 11 7/8
inches)
including front panel
Mass (Approx.)
4.7 kg (10 lb 6 oz)
Supplied accessories
HT-DDW790 only
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Coaxial digital cord (1)
Speaker cords (long) (2) (Model of area code
CEL, CEK only)
Speaker cords (short) (3) (Model of area code
CEL, CEK only)
Foot pads (speakers) (20)
Foot pads (sub woofer) (4)
Remote commander RM-AAU013 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Optimizer microphone (ECM-AC2 or
ECM-AC2a) (1)
Speakers
• Front speakers (2)
• Center speaker (1)
• Surround speakers (2)
• Sub woofer (1)
Additional Information
HT-DDW685 only
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Coaxial digital cord (1)
Speaker cords (long) (2)
Speaker cords (short) (3)
Foot pads (speakers) (20)
Foot pads (sub woofer) (8)
Remote commander RM-AAU013 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Optimizer microphone (ECM-AC2 or
ECM-AC2a) (1)
Speakers
• Front speakers (2)
• Center speaker (1)
• Surround speakers (2)
• Sub woofer (2)
For details on the area code of the
component you are using, see page 3.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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Index
Numerics
M
T
2 channel 45
2CH STEREO 45
5.1 channel 13
Menu
A. CAL 39
AUDIO 36
LEVEL 34
SUR 35
SYSTEM 37
TONE 35
TUNER 36
Muting 28
TEST TONE 26
Tuner
connecting 21
Tuning
automatically 46
directly 47
to preset stations 49
TV
connecting 19
A
AUTO CALIBRATION 23
AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
(A.F.D.) 40
B
Blue-ray disc player
connecting 19
N
Naming 49, 52
C
P
CD player
connecting 17
playback 29
Portable audio 17
R
RDS 50
D
Digital Cinema Sound
(DCS) 43, 44
Dolby Digital 54
DTS 54
DVD player
connecting 19
playback 30
E
Error messages 59
I
Initial setup 22
S
Satellite tuner
connecting 19
Selecting
component 28
sound field 42
Sleep Timer 53
Sound fields
resetting 45
selecting 42
Speakers
connecting 15
installing 13
Super Audio CD player
connecting 17
playback 29
Supplied accessories 63
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