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FM Stereo
FM/AM Receiver
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.
STR-DA3100ES
©2005 Sony Corporation
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WARNING
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, 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.
Don’t throw away batteries with
general house waste; dispose of
them correctly as chemical waste.
For customers in the United States
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.
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.
Note to CATV system installer:
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 customer in Canada
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered
mark. As an ENERGY STAR® partner,
Sony Corporation has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
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About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model
STR-DA3100ES. Check your model number by
looking at the lower right corner of the front panel.
• The instructions in this manual describe the controls
on the receiver. You can also use the controls on the
supplied remote if they have the same or similar
names as those on the receiver. For details on the use
of your remote, see:RM-AAE001 (page 56–66)
RM-US106A (page 67–71)
About area codes
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the upper right portion of the rear panel
(see the illustration below).
2-XXX-XXX-XX AA
AC OUTLET
SWITCHED 120W/1A MAX
AC 120V 60Hz
SPEAKERS
R
FRONT
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
A
L
CENTER
Area code
B
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
AC IN
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”, “Surround EX” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
**“DTS”, “DTS-ES Extended Surround”, and
“Neo:6” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems,
Inc.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
1: Check how to hookup your
components .......................................... 5
1a: Connecting components with
digital audio output jacks .............. 7
1b: Connecting components with
multi channel output jacks .......... 10
1c: Connecting components with
only analog audio jacks ............... 12
2: Connecting the antennas....................... 14
3: Connecting speakers............................. 15
4: Connecting the AC power cord ............ 19
5: Setting up the speakers ......................... 20
6: Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance ............................................... 23
— TEST TONE
Amplifier Operation
Selecting the component........................... 24
Listening to multi channel sound ............. 24
— MULTI CH IN (DIRECT)
Listening to FM/AM radio ....................... 25
Presetting radio stations............................ 26
Changing the display ................................ 27
About the indications in the display ......... 28
Enjoying Surround Sound
Using only the front speakers ................... 30
Enjoying higher fidelity sound ................. 30
— AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
Selecting a sound field.............................. 32
Selecting the surround back decoding
mode................................................... 34
— SURR BACK DECODING
Setting the Surround Back Decoding
Mode (SB DEC MODE).................... 35
Advanced Adjustments and
Settings
Assigning the audio input ......................... 37
— DIGITAL ASSIGN
Assigning the component video input ...... 38
— COMPONENT VIDEO ASSIGN
Switching the audio input mode for
digital components ............................. 38
— INPUT MODE
Customizing sound fields ......................... 39
Adjusting the equalizer............................. 40
Advanced settings..................................... 41
Custom install mode ................................. 47
Storing the adjusted settings..................... 48
— USER PRESET
Other Operations
Naming preset stations and inputs............ 49
Changing the command mode of the
receiver............................................... 50
Using the Sleep Timer .............................. 50
Selecting the speaker system .................... 51
Recording ................................................. 51
Listening to the sound in another zone..... 53
CONTROL S Control System .................. 55
Operations Using the Remote
RM-AAE001
Before you use your remote ..................... 56
Remote button description........................ 56
Selecting the command mode of the
remote ................................................ 61
Programming the remote .......................... 61
Learning the commands of your
components ........................................ 64
Performing several commands in
sequence automatically
(Macro Play) ...................................... 66
Operations Using the Remote
RM-US106A
Before you use your remote ..................... 67
Remote button description........................ 67
Changing button assignments................... 69
2nd (3rd) zone operations ......................... 71
Additional Information
Precautions ............................................... 72
Troubleshooting........................................ 73
Specifications ........................................... 75
List of button locations and reference
pages .................................................. 78
Index ........................................... Back cover
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Getting Started
Steps 1a through 1c beginning on page 7 describe how to hook up your components to this receiver.
Before you begin, refer to “Connectable components” below for the pages which describe how to
connect each component.
After hooking up all your components, proceed to “2: Connecting the antennas” (page 14).
Getting Started
1: Check how to hookup your components
Connectable components
Component to be connected
Page
DVD player
With digital audio outputa)
7–8
With multi-channel audio outputb)
10–11
With analog audio output onlyc)
7–8
TV monitor
With component video inputd)
8 or 11
With S-Video or composite video input only
13
Satellite tuner
With digital audio outputa)
7–8
With analog audio output onlyc)
7–8
Super Audio CD/CD player
With digital audio outputa)
9
With multi-channel audio outputb)
10
With analog audio output onlyc)
12
MD/DAT deck
With digital audio outputa)
9
With analog audio output onlyc)
12
Tape deck, Analog disc turntable
12
Multi-channel decoder
10
VCR, video camera, video game, etc.
13
a)
Model with a DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT or DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT jack, etc.
Model with MULTI CH OUTPUT jacks, etc. This connection is used to output the audio decoded by the
component’s internal multi-channel decoder through this receiver.
c) Model equipped only with AUDIO OUT L/R jacks, etc.
d) Model with component video (Y, P /C /B-Y, P /C /R-Y) input jacks.
B B
R R
b)
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Required cords
The hookup diagrams on the subsequent pages assume the use of the following optional connection
cords (A to H) (not supplied).
A Audio cord
White (L)
Red (R)
B Audio/video cord
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
C Video cord
F Coaxial digital cord
G Monaural audio cord
Black
Tip
Audio cord A can be torn into two monaural audio
cords G.
Yellow
H Component video cord
D S-video cord
Green
Blue
Red
E Optical digital cord
Notes
• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left, audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
If you have Sony components with CONTROL S jacks
See “CONTROL S Control System” on page 55.
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1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks
Getting Started
Hooking up a DVD player, TV monitor, or satellite tuner
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 6.
1 Connect the audio jacks.
DVD player
OUTPUT
AUDIO
OUT
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
L
R
E* F*
A
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
IR REMOTE
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
MD/DAT
OUT
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
L
2ND
ZONE
IN
B
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
VIDEO
FRONT
A
Y
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
2ND
ZONE
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
TRIGGER
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
MULTI CH IN
E
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
A
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
L
R
Satellite tuner
* Connect to either the DVD COAXIAL IN or the DVD OPTICAL IN jack. We recommend making connections to
the DVD COAXIAL IN jack.
Note
You can listen to the sound of your TV by connecting your TV’s audio output jacks to the TV/SAT AUDIO IN jacks
on the receiver. In this case, do not connect the TV’s video output jack to the TV/SAT VIDEO IN jack on the
receiver.
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2 Connect the video jacks.
The following illustration shows how to connect a TV or satellite tuner and a DVD player with
COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, PB/CB/B-Y, PR/CR/R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component
video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. You can upconvert the video signals, and
adjust the hue, etc. of the converted signals (page 43).
Notes
• On this receiver, standard video signals can be converted to component video or S-video signals, and S-video
signals can be converted to component video signals. However, you cannot convert the component video signals
to standard video or S-video signals.
• When standard video signals (composite video signals) or S-video signals from a VCR etc. are converted upward
on this receiver and then output to your TV, depending on the status of the video signal output, the image on the
TV screen may appear distorted horizontally or no image may be output.
• You cannot record the up convert signals from S-VIDEO OUT jacks.
• Depending on the monitor, noise may be produced or the picture may be distorted when the video player is turned
on.
TV monitor
INPUT
R-Y
COMPONENT
B-Y
Y
DVD player
OUTPUT
INPUT
INPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-Y
H
COMPONENT
B-Y
C D
Y
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
H
D C
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
IR REMOTE
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
IN
MD/DAT
OUT
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
L
2ND
ZONE
B
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
VIDEO
FRONT
A
Y
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
2ND
ZONE
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
TRIGGER
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
MULTI CH IN
H
R-Y
D
B-Y
COMPONENT
OUTPUT
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
C
Y
S VIDEO
VIDEO
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
Satellite tuner
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Hooking up a Super Audio CD/CD player or MD/DAT deck
Getting Started
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 6.
MD/DAT deck
INPUT OUTPUT
LINE
LINE
DIGITAL
L
OPTICAL
OUT
IN
R
E
A
l
A
l
l
OUT
OUT
l
E
IN
IN
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
IR REMOTE
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
MD/DAT
IN
OUT
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
2ND
ZONE
IN
B
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
L
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
VIDEO
FRONT
A
2ND
ZONE
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
TRIGGER
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
MULTI CH IN
E*
S2 VIDEO
Y
F*
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
A
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
R
AUDIO
OUT
OUTPUT
Super Audio CD/CD player
* Connect to either the SA-CD/CD COAXIAL IN or the SA-CD/CD OPTICAL IN jack. We recommend making
connections to the SA-CD/CD COAXIAL IN jack.
If you want to connect several digital components, but cannot find an
unused input
See “Assigning the audio input” (page 37).
Tips
• All the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
• You can also connect an LD player with a DOLBY DIGITAL RF OUT jack via an RF demodulator (You cannot
connect an LD player’s DOLBY DIGITAL RF OUT jack directly to this unit’s digital input jacks). Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the RF demodulator.
Notes
• No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD disc on a Super Audio CD player connected to the SA-CD/
CD OPTICAL or COAXIAL IN jack on this receiver. Connect the player to the analog input jacks (SA-CD/CD IN
jacks). Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player.
• You cannot make digital recordings of digital multi channel surround signals.
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1b: Connecting components with multi channel output
jacks
1 Connect the audio jacks.
If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you can connect
it to this receiver’s MULTI CH IN jacks to enjoy the multi channel sound. Alternatively, the multi
channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 6.
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
IR REMOTE
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
MD/DAT
OUT
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
L
2ND
ZONE
B
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
VIDEO
FRONT
A
Y
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
2ND
ZONE
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
TRIGGER
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
MULTI CH IN
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
A A AG G
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
L
R
MULTI CH OUT
SUB
WOOFER
DVD player,
Super Audio CD player,
Multi channel decoder, etc.
Tip
This connection also allows you to enjoy software with multi-channel audio recorded in formats other than the Dolby
Digital and DTS.
Note
DVD and Super Audio CD players do not have SURR BACK terminals.
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2 Connect the video jacks.
Notes
• On this receiver, standard video signals can be converted to component video or S-video signals, and S-video
signals can be converted to component video signals. However, you cannot convert the component video signals
to standard video or S-video signals.
• When standard video signals (composite video signals) or S-video signals from a VCR etc. are converted upward
on this receiver and then output to your TV, depending on the status of the video signal output, the image on the
TV screen may appear distorted horizontally or no image may be output.
• Depending on the monitor, noise may be produced or the picture may be distorted when the video player is turned
on.
Getting Started
The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y,
PB/CB/B-Y, PR/CR/R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input jacks allows you
to enjoy higher quality video. You can upconvert the video signals, and adjust the hue, etc. of the
converted signals (page 43).
TV monitor
INPUT
R-Y
COMPONENT
B-Y
Y
INPUT
INPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
H
C
D
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
IR REMOTE
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
IN
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
SPEAKERS
R
FRONT
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
Y
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
IN
MD/DAT
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
2ND
ZONE
IN
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
VIDEO
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
L
2ND
ZONE
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
TRIGGER
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
H
R-Y
B-Y
COMPONENT
D
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
C
Y
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
DVD player
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1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks
Hooking up audio components
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 6.
MD/DAT deck
INPUT OUTPUT
LINE
LINE
L
Turntable
R
A
A
l
l
A
OUT
IN
ANTENNA
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
CONTROL S
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
IR REMOTE
MONITOR OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
MD/DAT
IN
OUT
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
L
2ND
ZONE
B
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
VIDEO
FRONT
A
Y
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
2ND
ZONE
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
SURROUND
SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND
SURR BACK
CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
TRIGGER
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
MULTI CH IN
l
l
OUT
A
A
OUTPUT
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
IN
A
INPUT OUTPUT
LINE
Super Audio CD/
CD player
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
LINE
LINE
L
L
R
R
Tape deck
Note
If your turntable has a ground wire, connect it to the U SIGNAL GND terminal.
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Hooking up video components
Getting Started
If you connect your TV to the MONITOR jacks, you can watch the video from the selected input
(page 24). You can also display the SPEAKER SET UP, LEVEL, SURR SET UP, EQUALIZER,
CUSTOMIZE, TUNER, CIS and STREAM INFO menu settings and sound fields on your TV by
pressing ON SCREEN on the remote.
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 6.
TV monitor
INPUT
INPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
C D
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
IR REMOTE
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
S2 VIDEO
IN
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
L
FRONT
Y
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN
VIDEO
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
IN
2ND
ZONE
B
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
IN
MD/DAT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
2ND
ZONE
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
TRIGGER
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
D
B
B
B
INPUT
OUTPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
VCR
IN OUT
L
L
R
R
L
OUT
L
L
B
IN
L
OUT
L
Camcorder or
TV game
D
IN
L
B, D, E
L
OUT
L
To the
VIDEO 3
INPUT jacks
(Front panel)
D
IN
D
INPUT
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
VCR
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2: Connecting the antennas
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna.
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
ANTENNA
COMPONENT VIDEO
FM
SA-CD/
CD
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
DVD
OPTICAL
IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD
COAXIAL
IN
IR REMOTE
CONTROL S
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
TV/SAT IN
DVD IN
AM
DIGITAL
MONITOR OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
R
IR
OUT 1
PB/CB/B–Y
IR
OUT 2
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
OUT
VIDEO
FRONT
L
A
Y
2ND
ZONE
IN
B
PR/CR/R–Y
IR IN
PHONO SA-CD/CD
IN
MAIN
IN
MD/DAT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
L
2ND
ZONE
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
R
3RD
ZONE
FRONT
SIGNAL GND
OUT
TRIGGER
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
FIXED
ASSIGNABLE
R
(INPUT ONLY)
SUB
WOOFER
RS232C
MULTI CH IN
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
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.
Do not use the U SIGNAL GND terminal for grounding the receiver.
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3: Connecting speakers
Getting Started
Connect your speakers to the receiver. This receiver allows you to use a 9.1 channel 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).
You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD software recorded in the Surround EX format if you
connect one additional surround back speaker (6.1 channel) or two surround back speakers (7.1
channel) (see “Selecting the surround back decoding mode” on page 34).
You can even enjoy the 9.1 channel surround sound by connecting four surround speakers (see “9.1 CH
SP SYSTEM” on page 42).
Example of 7.1 channel speaker system configuration
Center speaker
Front speaker (R)
Surround speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Sub woofer
Surround speaker (L)
Surround back speaker (R)
Surround back speaker (L)
Tips
• When you connect 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker behind the listening position (see
“When placing only one surround back speaker” on page 21).
• Since the sub woofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
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Required cords
A Speaker cords (not supplied)
B Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
(+)
(–)
Black
Surround speaker
(R)c)
E
Surround speaker
(L)c)
e E
e
A
A
OMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
OUT
S2 VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
TV/SAT
IN
VIDEO
S2 VIDEO
DVD
IN
VIDEO
VIDEO 2
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
OUT
E
e
A
FRONT
SPEAKERS Bb)
A
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
SWITCHED 120W/1A MAX
AC 120V 60Hz
SPEAKERS
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
A
2ND
ZONE
IN
B
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
VIDEO OUT
TAPE
IN
e
AC OUTLET
IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
MD/DAT
E
Front speaker (L)
CONTROL S
OUT
SSIGNABLE
AT IN
DVD IN
Front speaker (R)
IN
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO OUT
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK
CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
L
FIXED
R
SUB
WOOFER
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR
B
A
A
A
INPUT
AUDIO
IN
Sub woofera)
E
e
Surround back
speaker (R)d)
E
e
Surround back
speaker (L)d)
E
e
Center speaker
a)
When you connect a sub woofer with an auto standby function, turn off the function when watching movies.
You can select the front speakers you want to use with SPEAKERS FRONT. For details, see “Selecting the
speaker system” (page 51).
c) You can connect two pairs of surround speakers to the SPEAKERS SURROUND jacks in parallel and select the
surround speakers you want to use with SPEAKERS SURROUND. For details, see “9.1 CH SP SYSTEM”
(page 42).
d) If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SPEAKERS SURR BACK (3RD ZONE) L
terminal. You can use the surround back speakers as a front right and front left speakers in the 3RD ZONE
(page 17).
b)
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Tip
Getting Started
To connect certain speakers to another power
amplifier, use the PRE OUT jacks. The same signal is
output from both the SPEAKERS jacks and the PRE
OUT jacks. For example, if you want to connect just
the front speakers to another amplifier, connect that
amplifier to the PRE OUT FRONT L and R jacks.
3RD ZONE hookup
You can use the surround back speakers as right
and left speakers in the 3rd zone (see page 53).
Make sure to connect correctly as indicated on
the rear panel.
Tip
When outputting the sound in the 3rd zone, the source
signal for the 3rd zone is output from PRE OUT SURR
BACK jacks.
Speaker impedance
To enjoy the best possible multi channel
surround, connect speakers with a nominal
impedance of 8 ohms or higher to the FRONT,
CENTER, SURROUND and SURROUND
BACK terminals, and set the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR to “8Ω”. Use the screwdriver to set
the impedance selector to the correct position.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
your speakers if you are not sure of their
impedance. (This information is often on the
back of the speaker.)
Alternatively, you may connect speakers with
nominal impedances between 4 and 8 ohms to
any or all of the speaker terminals. However, be
sure to set the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to
“4Ω” if you connect even one speaker with
nominal impedance between 4 and 8 ohms.
Note
Be sure to turn the power off before adjusting the
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR.
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Enjoying the 9.1 channel speaker system
What is the 9.1 channel speaker system?
A large dubbing theater for recording movie soundtracks uses 10 surround speakers. However, in a
small dubbing theater, only 2 speakers each are placed on the right, left, and back walls. Thus, the
minimum setup for a dubbing theater is 9.1 channels. When 9.1 CH SP SYSTEM is set to YES, you
can enjoy 9.1 channel speaker operation, just like a dubbing theater.
2
1
2
1
Arrange the speakers around the center
of the room based on the angles shown in
the illustration on the left. If you are
unable to position the speakers according
to the angles shown, place one set of
surround speakers slightly forward of the
listening position (toward the front
speakers).
Although the center of the room is used
as an axis for determining speaker
placement, 9.1 channel speaker
operation covers an extremely wide
listening area which you can enjoy from
anywhere in the room behind the central
point.
When using the CINEMA STUDIO EX modes with the 9.1 channel system, be sure to set Virtual
Speaker to OFF in SURR SET UP. (You can enjoy the surround effects of movies even without the use
of virtual speakers since so many real speakers are used.)
In addition, unlike virtual speakers, the expressive capability of real speakers will vary depending on
the speaker. Adjust the effect level so that the actor’s lines sound natural and the impact of sound effects
is nicely balanced.
The advantage of a 9.1 channel speaker system is a drastic improvement in the connection between the
front (video) sound field and the surround sound field. Previously, we have employed virtual speaker
technology to present this sound effect, but a real 9.1 channel multi channel surround system has a
much wider effect area so that all family members can enjoy the surround effect. Of course, when
seated in the middle of the listening position, you can enjoy the sound exactly as the movie director
listened.
Tips for placing speakers
Place surround speakers 2 between the front speakers and the listening position. Adjusting the position of these
speakers improves the connection between the front and surround sound stage.
Tips for using the 9.1 channel speaker system
You can also use the CINEMA STUDIO EX modes with the 9.1 channel speaker system. In this case, the number of
virtual surround speakers doubles (for a total of 12 virtual surround speakers).
However, this large number of speakers may narrow the surround effect area. Thus, it may be more effective to set
“VIR.SPEAKERS” in the SURR SET UP menu to “OFF”.
Please note that in most cases you can use the 9.1 channel setting for Super Audio CD and other pure audio sources
without any adjustments. However, depending on the type of speakers you have and the way the music software was
recorded, you may want to switch to 7.1 channel or 5.1 channel playback.
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Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC
IN terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC
power cord to a wall outlet.
Before using the receiver
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.
1
Press ?/1 on the receiver to turn off the
receiver.
2
Hold down ?/1 on the receiver for 5
seconds.
3
While “ENTER to Clear All” appears in the
display, press MEMORY/ENTER on the
receiver.
AC power cord
AC OUTLET
AC OUTLET
SWITCHED 120W/1A MAX
AC 120V 60Hz
RS
L
CENTER
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
D
L
K
)
L
Getting Started
4: Connecting the AC
power cord
After “MEMORY CLEARING...” appears in
the display for a while, “MEMORY
CLEARED!” appears.
The following are reset to their factory
settings.
• MASTER VOLUME.
• All settings in the SPEAKER SET UP,
LEVEL, SURR SET UP, EQUALIZER,
CUSTOMIZE, TUNER and CIS menus.
• The sound field memorized for each input
and preset station.
• All preset stations.
• All index names for inputs and preset
stations.
AC IN terminal
Notes
• The AC OUTLETs on the rear of the receiver is a
switched outlet, which supplies power to the
connected component only while the receiver is
turned on.
• Make sure that the total power consumption of the
components connected to the receiver’s AC
OUTLETs does not exceed the wattage stated on the
rear panel. Do not connect high-wattage electrical
home appliances such as electric irons, fans, or TVs
to this outlet. This may cause a malfunction.
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5: Setting up the speakers
You can use the SPEAKER SET UP menu to set
the size and distance of the speakers connected
to this system.
1
2
3
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“SPEAKER SET UP”.
• YES
If you connect a sub woofer, select “YES”.
• NO
If you did not connect a sub woofer, select
“NO”. This activates the bass redirection
circuitry and outputs the LFE signals from
other speakers.
x FRONT SP (Front speakers)
• Certain setup parameters may be dimmed in the
display. This means that the selected parameter
is either unavailale or fixed and unchangeable
due to sound field (pages 32–34) or other
settings.
• Some speaker setup items may appear dimmed
in the display. This means that they have been
adjusted automatically due to other speaker
settings. Depending on the settings, you may or
may not be able to adjust certain speakers.
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
When the sub woofer is set to “NO”, front
speakers are automatically set to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
front channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer. When the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, the center, surround and surround
back speakers are also automatically set to
“SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”).
Rotate –/+ to select the parameter.
x CENTER SP (Center speaker)
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have set
all of the items that follow.
• LARGE
If you connect a large speaker that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker
to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
center channel bass frequencies from the front
speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub woofer.
• NO or MIX
If you did not connect a center speaker, select
“NO” or “MIX”. When set to “MIX”, the
sound of the center speaker can be output
from the front speakers without deteriorating
the sound quality. The sound of the center
channel will be output from the front
speakers. When the multi channel input is
selected. Whether the setting is “NO” or
“MIX”.
Rotate MENU to select the menu item
you want.
For more information, see “Speaker setup
parameters”.
Notes
4
5
x SUB WOOFER (Sub woofer)
Speaker setup parameters
The initial settings are underlined.
x SP EASY SET UP (Speaker easy setup)
• YES
You can set up your speakers automatically
by selecting a pre-defined speaker pattern (see
the supplied “Easy Setup Guide”).
• NO
Select to adjust the settings of each speaker
manually.
x SPEAKER PATTERN
(Speaker setup pattern)
When “SP EASY SET UP” is set to “YES”,
select the speaker setup pattern. Rotate –/+ to
select the speaker setup pattern and press
MEMORY/ENTER to enter the selection.
Check your speaker pattern using the supplied
“Easy Setup Guide”.
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x SURROUND SP
(Surround speakers)
x SURR BACK SP
(Surround back speakers)
When the surround speakers size parameter is
set to “NO”, the surround back speakers
selection parameter is also automatically set to
“NO” and the setting cannot be changed.
• DUAL
If you connect two surround back speakers,
select “DUAL”. The sound will be output to a
maximum of 7.1 channels.
• SINGLE
If you connect only one surround back
speaker, select “SINGLE”. The sound will be
output to a maximum of 6.1 channels.
• NO
If you did not connect surround back
speakers, select “NO”.
• ZONE-3
If you use the surround back speaker in the
3rd zone, select “ZONE-3”.
The “LARGE” and “SMALL” settings for each
speaker determine whether or not the internal sound
processor will cut the bass signal from that channel.
When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass
redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass
frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE”
speakers.
However, it best not to cut them, if possible. Therefore,
even when using small speakers, you can set them to
“LARGE” if you want to output the bass frequencies
from that speaker. On the other hand, if you are using
a large speaker, but prefer not to have bass frequencies
output from that speaker, set it to “SMALL”.
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set
all speakers to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass,
you can use the equalizer to boost the bass levels. To
adjust the equalizer, see page 40.
Getting Started
The surround back speakers are set to the same
setting.
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the surround
speakers to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
surround channel bass frequencies from the
sub woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
• NO
If you did not connect surround speakers,
select “NO”.
Tip
x FRONT XX feet
(Front speaker distance)
Initial setting: 10 feet
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the front speakers (A). You can
adjust from 3 to 23 feet in 1 foot steps.
If both front speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the
distance to the closest speaker.
When placing only one surround back speaker
A
30˚
100˚-120˚
30˚
A
100˚-120˚
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When placing two surround back speakers
(The angle B should be the same)
A
30˚
100˚-120˚
30˚
A
100˚-120˚
B
B
B
x CENTER XX feet
(Center speaker distance)
Initial setting: 10 feet
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the center speaker. You can adjust
from 3 to 23 feet in 1 foot steps.
x SURROUND XX feet
(Surround speaker distance)
Initial setting: 10 feet
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround speakers. You can
adjust from 3 to 23 feet in 1 foot steps.
If both surround speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the
distance to the closest speaker.
x SURR BACK XX feet
(Surround back speaker distance)
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 that 5 feet closer
than the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set farther
away from the listening position than the front
speakers. And they can be no more than 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 farther
away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance 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!
For advanced speaker setups
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON”. This enables advanced
setups including those of the heights of the
surround speakers.
For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page 41.
For details on how to set the items, see page 43.
Initial setting: 10 feet
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround back speaker. You can
adjust from 3 to 23 feet in 1 foot steps.
If you connect two surround back speakers and
both surround back speakers are not placed an
equal distance from your listening position.
x SUB WOOFER XX feet
(Sub woofer distance)
Initial setting: 10 feet
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the sub woofer. You can adjust from
3 to 23 feet in 1 foot steps.
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Getting Started
6: Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
— TEST TONE
Adjust the speaker levels and balance while
listening the test tone from your listening
position. Use the remote for the operation.
Tip
The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
1
2
Press ?/1 on the remote to turn on the
receiver.
Press TEST TONE on the remote.
“TEST TONE” in the LEVEL menu
appears in the display and the test tone is
output from each speaker in sequence.
3
Adjust the speaker level and balance
using the LEVEL menu so that the level
of the test tone sounds the same from
each speaker.
For details on the LEVEL menu settings,
see page 39.
Tip
To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/– on the remote or
turn MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
4
Press TEST TONE again.
The test tone turns off.
To output the test tone only from
a specific speaker
Set “TEST TONE” in the LEVEL menu to
“FIX” (page 39). The test tone is output only
from the selected speaker.
For more precise adjustment
You can output the test tone or sound source
from two adjacent speakers to adjust their
balance and level.
Set “MENU EXPAND” in the CUSTOMIZE
menu to “ON” (page 41). Then select the two
speakers you want to adjust using “PHASE
NOISE” or “PHASE AUDIO” in the LEVEL
menu (page 46).
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Amplifier Operation
Selecting the component
1
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the
input.
The selected input appears in the display.
2
3
To select the
Display
VCR
VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2
Listening to multi channel
sound
— MULTI CH IN (DIRECT)
You can select the audio directly from the
components connected to the MULTI CH IN
jacks. This enables you to enjoy high quality
analog inputs like DVD or Super Audio CD.
Surround effects are not activated when using
this input.
Camcorder or TV game
VIDEO 3
DVD player
DVD
Press MULTI CH IN to select the multi
channel audio source.
Satellite tuner
TV/SAT
The selected audio source is output.
Tape deck
TAPE
MD or DAT deck
MD/DAT
Super Audio CD or
CD player
SA-CD/CD
Built-in tuner
FM or AM and
frequency
Turntable
PHONO
Turn on the component and start
playback.
When a center speaker or sub
woofer is not connected
If you have set the center speaker to “NO” or
“MIX”, or set the sub woofer to “NO” in the
SPEAKER SET UP menu (page 20), and you
activate the MULTI CH IN function, the analog
center or sub woofer audio will be output from
the front left and right speakers.
Rotate MASTER VOLUME to adjust the
volume.
To mute the sound
Press MUTING on the remote. To cancel, press
MUTING on the remote again or turn MASTER
VOLUME clockwise to raise the volume. Even
if you turn off the receiver, the muting function
works when you turn on the receiver again.
Notes on using headphones
• When headphones are connected, you can select only
the following sound fields (page 33).
– HEADPHONE (2CH)
– HEADPHONE (DIRECT)
– HEADPHONE (MULTI)
– HEADPHONE THEATER
• When headphones are connected and you use the
MULTI CH IN function (page 24), the sound of all
channels may not output depending on the speaker
settings.
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Listening to FM/AM radio
You can enter the frequency of the station you
want directly. Use the remote for this operation.
1
Tip
The tuning scale is:
FM: 100 kHz
AM: 10 kHz*
* The AM tuning scale can be changed (see page 76).
Automatic tuning
1
2
3
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select
tuner (“FM” or “AM”).
Press FM/AM to select “FM” or “AM”.
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.
In case of poor FM stereo
reception
If the FM stereo reception is poor and
“STEREO” flashes in the display, select
monaural audio so that the sound will be less
distorted.
1
2
3
Move the easy scroll key to select
“TUNER”, then press the key
repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
3
Press D.TUNING on the remote.
Press the numeric buttons to enter the
frequency.
Amplifier Operation
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 (see page 14).
Direct tuning
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
(You do not have to enter the last “0” when
the tuning scale is set to 10 kHz.)
If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
If you cannot tune in a station
and the entered numbers flash
Make sure you have entered the right frequency.
If not, repeat step 3. If the entered numbers still
flash, the frequency is not used in your area.
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “TUNER”.
Rotate MENU to select “FM MODE”.
Rotate –/+ to select “MONO”.
The FM reception switches to monaural.
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Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 30 FM or AM stations.
Then you can easily tune in the stations you
often listen to.
Tuning to preset stations
1
2
Presetting radio stations
1
2
3
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select
tuner (“FM” or “AM”).
Switch the FM reception mode if necessary
(page 25).
4
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a
few seconds. Do steps 5 to 6 before the
display goes out.
5
Press PRESET TUNING + or PRESET
TUNING – repeatedly to select the
preset station you want.
Each time you press the button, you can
select the preset station as follows:
tA1yA2y...yA0yB1yB2y...yB0T
Press FM/AM to select “FM” or “AM”.
Tune in the station that you want to
preset using Automatic Tuning
(page 25) or Direct Tuning (page 25).
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select
tuner (“FM” or “AM”).
tC0y...yC2yC1T
Using the remote
1
Move the easy scroll key to select “TUNER”,
then press the key repeatedly to select “FM”
or “AM”.
2
Press PRESET/CH/D.SKIP +/– repeatedly
to select the preset station you want.
Press PRESET TUNING + or PRESET
TUNING – to select a preset number.
If you want to switch the memory page,
press SHIFT on the remote.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you select
the preset number, start again from step 4.
6
Press MEMORY/ENTER again.
The station is stored to the selected preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
MEMORY/ENTER, start again from step
4.
7
Repeat steps 2 to 6 to preset another
station.
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Changing the display
Amplifier Operation
Changing the information in
the display
You can check the sound field etc. by changing
the information in the display.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will
change as follows.
All inputs except “FM” and “AM”
Index name and sound field name* y Input
name and sound field name
FM and AM
Preset station name and sound field name* y
Input name and sound field name
* Index name appears only when you have assigned
one to the input or preset station (page 49). Index
name does not appear when only blank spaces have
been entered, or it is the same as the input name.
Displaying the input stream
information
You can check the input stream information
(about format, channel, etc.) of digital input
signals. The input stream information also
appears for 4 seconds when the receiver detects
any changes in the digital input signal.
1
2
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “STREAM
INFO”.
Rotate MENU.
The input stream information appears.
3
Rotate –/+ for more information.
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About the indications in the display
1
2
34
SW
L
C
R
L.F.E.
SL
S
SR
SBL
SB
SBR
wg
5
6
8
9
q;
qa
INPUT AUTO I.LINK ; RF COAX OPT ANALOG MULTI IN
96/24
; DIGITAL EX DTS-ES
; PRO LOGIC IIx NEO:6 DISCRETE
H.A.T.S. SB DEC
GAME MOVIE MUSIC CINEMA MATRIX
STEREO MONO
wf wd
ws
wa w; ql qk qj qh
A SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is
set to “YES” (page 20). While this indicator
lights up, the receiver creates a sub woofer
signal based on the LFE signal in the disc
being played back or the low frequency
components of the front channels. This
indicator does not light during the 2CH
STEREO mode.
B 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 (based on the speakers settings).
L (Front Left), R (Front Right), C (Center
(monaural)), SL (Surround Left), SR
(Surround Right), S (Surround (monaural or
the surround components obtained by Pro
Logic processing)), SBL (Surround back
Left), SBR (Surround back right), SB
(Surround Back (the surround back
components obtained by 6.1 channel
” lights up when the 9.1 ch
decoding)), “
speaker system is activated.
Example:
Recording format (Front/Surround): 3/2
Output channel: When the surround speakers size
parameter is set to “NO”
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
A.F.D. 2CH SW in the SURR SET UP menu:
CREATE
(The initial setting is “OFF”)
SW
7
L
SL
C
R
SR
Tip
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON”. For details, see page 41.
qs
qd
SLEEP
D.RANGE
EQ
MEMORY
qg
qf
C ; DIGITAL (EX): Lights up when Dolby
Digital signals are input. “EX” lights up when
Dolby Digital EX signals are input. When
playing a Dolby Digital format disc, be sure
that you have made digital connections and
that INPUT MODE is NOT set to “ANALOG
2CH FIXED” (page 38).
D INPUT: Lights up constantly. One of the input
indicators also lights up according to the
current input.
E AUTO: Lights up when INPUT MODE is set
to “AUTO 2CH” (page 38).
F DTS (-ES): Lights up when DTS signals are
input. “-ES” lights up when DTS-ES signals
are input. When playing a DTS format disc, be
sure that you have made digital connections
and that INPUT MODE is NOT set to
“ANALOG 2CH FIXED” (page 38).
G COAX: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
COAXIAL terminal or when INPUT MODE
is set to “COAXIAL FIXED” (page 38).
H OPT: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
OPTICAL terminal, or when INPUT MODE
is set to “OPTICAL FIXED” (page 38).
I ANALOG: Lights up when no digital signal is
input to COAXIAL or OPTICAL jack, or
when INPUT MODE is set to “ANALOG
2CH FIXED” (page 38).
J MULTI IN: Lights up when “MULTI CH IN”
is selected.
K SB DEC: Lights up when surround back
decoding is activated (page 34).
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L SLEEP: Lights up when sleep timer is
activated.
M D.RANGE: Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated (page 46).
O Tuner indicators: Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See
pages 25–26 for tuner operations.
P 96/24: Lights up when the receiver is
decoding DTS 96 kHz/24 bit signals.
Q MATRIX: Lights up when DTS-ES Matrix
decoding is activated.
Amplifier Operation
N EQ: Lights up when the equalizer is activated.
Y L.F.E.: Lights up when the disc being played
back contains the LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) channel. When the sound of the LFE
channel signal is actually being reproduced,
the bars underneath the letters lights up to
indicate the level. Since the LFE signal is not
recorded in all parts of the input signal the bar
indication will fluctuate (and may turn off)
during playback.
R DISCRETE: Lights up when DTS-ES
Discrete decoding is activated.
S CINEMA: Lights up when DTS Neo:6
Cinema decoding is activated.
T NEO:6: Lights up when DTS Neo:6 Cinema/
Music decoding is activated.
U MUSIC: Lights up when Pro Logic II Music,
Pro Logic IIx Music or DTS Neo:6 Music
decoding is activated.
V MOVIE: Lights up when Pro Logic II Movie
or Pro Logic IIx Movie decoding is activated.
W GAME: Lights up when Pro Logic II Game or
Pro Logic IIx Game decoding is activated.
X ; PRO LOGIC IIx: “; PRO LOGIC”
lights up when the receiver applies Pro Logic
processing to 2 channel signals in order to
output the center and surround channel
signals. “; PRO LOGIC II” lights up when
the Pro Logic II Movie/Music/Game decoder
is activated. “; PRO LOGIC IIx” lights up
when the Pro Logic IIx Movie/Music/Game
decoder is activated. However, these
indicators do not light up if both the center and
surround speakers are set to “NO” and you
select a sound field using the A.F.D. button.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding does not function
for DTS format signals and for signals with a
sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Using only the front
speakers
In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front L/R speakers only. There is no
sound from the sub woofer.
Listening to 2 channel stereo
sources (2CH STEREO)
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to 2
channel.
Press 2CH.
“2CH STEREO” appears in the display and the
receiver switches to the 2CH STEREO mode.
Notes
Enjoying higher fidelity
sound
— AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to select the decoding mode you want for
your audio sound.
A.F.D. mode
Decoding mode
A.F.D. AUTO
As encoded
PRO LOGIC
Dolby Pro Logic
PRO LOGIC II MOVIE
Dolby Pro Logic II
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
PRO LOGIC II GAME
PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE Dolby Pro Logic IIx
PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC
PRO LOGIC IIx GAME
Neo:6 Cinema
DTS Neo:6
Neo:6 Music
MULTI STEREO
• Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON”. For details, see page 41.
• No sound is output from the sub woofer in the 2CH
STEREO mode. To listen to the 2 channel stereo
sources using the front L/R speakers and a sub
woofer, select “A.F.D. AUTO” and set “A.F.D. 2CH
SW” in the SURR SET UP menu to “CREATE”.
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Decoding the input audio
signal automatically
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select “A.F.D.
AUTO”.
The receiver automatically detects the type of
audio signal being input and performs the proper
decoding if necessary.
Tip
In most cases, “A.F.D. AUTO” provides the most
appropriate decoding. You may want to use SURR
BACK DECODING (page 34) to match the input
stream to the mode you prefer.
This mode lets you specify the type of decoding
for 2 channel audio sources. This receiver can
reproduce 2 channel sound in 5 channels
through Dolby Pro Logic II; 6 channels through
DTS Neo:6; or 4 channels through Dolby Pro
Logic. However, DTS 2CH sources are not
decoded by DTS Neo:6; they are output in 2
channels.
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select the 2
channel decoding mode.
x PRO LOGIC
Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channel is decoded into 4.1 channels.
Enjoying Surround Sound
In this mode, the receiver automatically detects
the type of audio signal being input (Dolby
Digital, DTS, standard 2 channel stereo, etc.)
and performs the proper decoding if necessary.
This mode presents the sound as it was recorded/
encoded, without adding any surround effects.
However, when “MENU EXPAND” in the
CUSTOMIZE menu is set to “ON”, “A.F.D.
2CH SW” in the SURR SET UP is set to
“CREATE” and if there are no low frequency
signals (Dolby Digital LFE, etc.) it will generate
a low frequency signal for output to the sub
woofer.
Enjoying stereo sound in multi
channel (2 channel decoding
mode)
x PRO LOGIC II MOVIE
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 when watching videos of overdubbed or
old movies.
x PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
Performs the Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as CDs.
x PRO LOGIC II GAME
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Game mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for video game softwares.
x PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE
Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode decoding.
This setting expands Dolby Pro Logic II Movie or
Dolby Digital 5.1 to discrete 7.1 movie channels.
x PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC
Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode decoding.
This setting shares hard “back” effects across all
surround speakers.
x PRO LOGIC IIx GAME
Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Game mode decoding.
This setting delivers full-impact special effect signals
panned to the surround speakers.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding does not function for
DTS format signals and for signals with a sampling
frequency of more than 48 kHz.
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x Neo:6 Cinema
Performs the DTS Neo:6 Cinema mode decoding.
Selecting a sound field
x Neo:6 Music
Performs the DTS Neo:6 Music mode decoding. This
setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs.
x MULTI STEREO
Outputs the 2 channel L/R signals from all speakers.
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.
If you connect a sub woofer
When the audio signal is 2 channel stereo or if
the source signal does not include a LFE signal,
the receiver generates a low frequency signal for
output to the sub woofer. However the low
frequency signal is not generated for “Neo:6
Cinema” or “Neo:6 Music” when all speakers
are set to “LARGE”.
Selecting a sound field for
movies
Press MOVIE repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
Sound field
CINEMA STUDIO EX A DCS
CINEMA STUDIO EX B DCS
CINEMA STUDIO EX C DCS
V.MULTI DIMENSION DCS
About DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound)
Sound fields with DCS marks use DCS
technology.
DCS is the concept name of the surround
technology for home theater developed by Sony.
DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
technology to reproduce the sound
characteristics of an actual cinema cutting studio
in Hollywood.
When played at home, DCS will create a
powerful theater effect that mimics the artistic
combination of sound and action as envisioned
by the movie director.
x CINEMA STUDIO EX A DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema
production studio. This is a standard mode, great for
watching most any type of movies.
x CINEMA STUDIO EX B DCS
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.
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x CINEMA STUDIO EX C DCS
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.
x V.MULTI DIMENSION DCS
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a single pair of
actual surround speakers.
Selecting a sound field for
music
Press MUSIC repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
Sound field
D.CONCERT HALL A
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.
D.CONCERT HALL B
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
CHURCH
JAZZ CLUB
LIVE CONCERT
STADIUM
SPORTS
x D.CONCERT HALL A
Uses 3D sound imaging to reproduce the sound
characteristics of the CONCERTGEBOUW in
Amsterdam, which is famous for a large sound stage
produced by reflectivity.
Enjoying Surround Sound
About CINEMA STUDIO EX modes
x D.CONCERT HALL B
Uses 3D sound imaging to reproduce the sound
characteristics of the MUSIKVEREIN in Vienna,
which is famous for its hall resonance and unique
reverberative sound.
x CHURCH
Reproduces the acoustics of a stone church.
x JAZZ CLUB
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
x LIVE CONCERT
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
x STADIUM
Reproduces the feeling of a large open-air stadium.
Notes
x SPORTS
• 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.
Reproduces the feeling of sports broadcasting.
When the headphones are
connected
You can select only from the following sound
fields.
x HEADPHONE (2CH)
Press 2CH or A.F.D. Outputs the sound in 2 channel
(stereo). Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi channel
surround formats are downmixed to 2 channels.
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x HEADPHONE (DIRECT)
Press DIRECT. Outputs the signals without digital
processing by the equalizer, sound field, etc.
x HEADPHONE (MULTI)
Selecting the surround
back decoding mode
Press MULTI CH. Outputs the analog signals input to
the MULTI CH IN jacks.
— SURR BACK DECODING
x HEADPHONE THEATER DCS
This function lets you select the decoding mode
for the surround back signals of the multi
channel input stream.
By decoding the surround back signal of DVD
software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital EX,
DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc.
format, you can enjoy the surround sound
intended by the filmmakers.
Allows you to experience a theater-like environment
while listening through a pair of headphones.
To turn off the surround effect
Press 2CH, or press A.F.D. to select “A.F.D.
AUTO”.
Listening to the sound
without any adjustment
— (ANALOG) DIRECT
You can listen to the sound without adjusting the
equalizer and surround effect. This function
enables you to enjoy high quality analog
sources.
Press SURR BACK DECODING repeatedly
to select the surround back decoding
mode.
For details, see “How to select the surround back
decoding mode” on page 34.
Tip
You can select the surround back decoding mode using
“SB DECODING” in the CUSTOMIZE menu
(page 41).
Press DIRECT.
The DIRECT indicator lights up and the
equalizer and sound fields are canceled.
How to select the surround
back decoding mode
You can select the surround back mode you
want according to the input stream.
When you select “OFF”
Surround back decoding is not performed.
When you select “AUTO”
When the input stream contains the 6.1 channel
decode flaga), the appropriate decoder is applied
to decode the surround back signal.
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Input stream
Output Applied surround
channel back decoder
Dolby Digital 5.1
5.1e)
—
Dolby Digital
EXb)
6.1e)
Matrix decoder
depending on
Surround Back
Decoding Mode (SB
DEC MODE), page 35
—
DTS 5.1
5.1
DTS-ES Matrix
6.1c)
6.1e)
DTS Matrix decoder
DTS-ES Discrete
6.1d)
6.1e)
DTS Discrete decoder
You can select surround back decoding only
when SB DECODING is set to ON or AUTO
and the input stream contains the Dolby Digital
EX flag.
SB DEC
MODE
Speaker
setting
Applied surround back
decoder
[DDEX]
7.1 ch
Matrix decoder conforms
to Dolby Digital EX
6.1 ch
Matrix decoder conforms
to Dolby Digital EX
[PLIIx MV] 7.1 ch
Movie decoder conforms
to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
6.1 ch
Matrix decoder conforms
to Dolby Digital EX
[PLIIx MS] 7.1 ch
Music decoder conforms
to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
6.1 ch
Music decoder conforms
to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
When you select “ON”
SB DEC MODE setting is applied to 5.1 channel
and 6.1 channel decode in the input stream
(page 35).
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
6.1 channel decode flag is the information recorded
in software like DVDs.
Dolby Digital DVD that includes a Surround EX
flag. The Dolby Corporation web page can help you
distinguish Surround EX films.
Software encoded with a flag to denote it has both
Surround EX and 5.1 channel signals.
Software encoded with both 5.1 channel signals and
an extension stream designed for returning those
signals to 6.1 discrete channels. Discrete 6.1
channel signals are DVD specific signals not used in
movie theaters.
When two surround back speakers are connected,
the output channel will be 7.1 channels.
Notes
• There may be no sound from the surround back
speaker in Dolby Digital EX mode. Some discs have
no Dolby Digital EX flag even though the packages
have Dolby Digital EX logos. In this case, select
“ON”.
• SB DECODING MODE/SB DEC MODE is
cancelled when Dolby Pro Logic IIx is selected in
AUTO FORMAT DIRECT (A.F.D.) mode.
Enjoying Surround Sound
e)
Setting the Surround Back
Decoding Mode (SB DEC
MODE)
Notes
• Matrix decoder conformed to Dolby Digital EX is
applied regardless of the surround back decoder
mode setup when a sound field for a movie is
selected.
• Matrix decoder conformed to Dolby Digital EX is
applied if the speaker setting is 6.1 channel and
Movie decoder conformed to Pro Logic IIx is applied
if the speaker setting is 7.1 channel. when you select
Dolby PLIIx MS in the following conditions:
– a Dolby Digital EX signal is input.
– surround back decoder mode is set to AUTO.
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Input Stream indicator
When AUTO FORMAT DIRECT mode is
selected while the surround back decoder is
activated, the current decoder’s process is
displayed a few seconds after the input stream is
displayed.
When the decoder conforms to Dolby
Digital EX
Input stream
after
Current decoder’s
a few
process
seconds
DOLBY
DIGITAL [3/2.1]
⇒
DOLBY D EX
[3/2.1]
DOLBY D EX
[3/2.1]
⇒
DOLBY D EX
[3/2.1]
DTS [3/2.1]
⇒
DTS [3/2.1] +
DOLBY EX
DTS-ES Matrix
[3/2.1]
⇒
DTS [3/2.1] +
DOLBY EX
DTS-ES Descrete ⇒
[3/3.1]
DTS [3/2.1] +
DOLBY EX*
* When surround back decoder conforms to Dolby
Digital EX, if you decode DTS-ES Discrete [3/3.1]
signal, this unit also decodes the DTS-ES Discrete
[3/2.1] signal.
When the current decoder conforms to
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Input stream
after
Current decoder’s
a few
process
seconds
DOLBY DIGITAL ⇒
[3/2.1]
DOLBY D [3/2.1] +
PLIIx
⇒
DOLBY D [3/2.1] +
PLIIx
DOLBY D EX
[3/2.1]
DTS [3/2.1]
⇒
DTS [3/2.1] + PLIIx
DTS-ES Matrix
[3/2.1]
⇒
DTS [3/2.1] + PLIIx
DTS-ES Descrete
[3/3.1]
⇒
DTS [3/2.1] +
PLIIx**
** When surround back decoder conforms to Dolby
Pro Logic IIx, if you decode the DTS-ES Discrete
[3/3.1] signal, this unit also decodes the DTS-ES
Discrete [3/2.1] signal.
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Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Selectable audio inputs for each
input
VIDEO 3 OPT
Assigning the audio input
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, TAPE
DVD COAX, DVD OPT
— DIGITAL ASSIGN
You can assign the digital audio input for other
input. This function is convenient in the
following cases.
Connect the first DVD player to the DVD
COAXIAL IN jack and connect the second
DVD player to the DVD OPTICAL IN jack.
Also, connect the analog audio/video output
jacks on the second DVD player to the VIDEO
2 INPUT jacks on the receiver.
Assign “DVD COAX” to DVD and assign
“DVD OPT” to VIDEO 2.
1
2
3
4
5
TV/SAT OPT
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, TV/SAT, TAPE
MD/DAT OPT
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, MD/DAT, TAPE
SA-CD COAX, SA-CD OPT
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, SA-CD, TAPE
Notes
• You cannot assign several audio inputs to the same
input.
• You cannot use the audio input for the original input
when it is assigned to another input.
• When you assign the audio input, the INPUT MODE
setting may change automatically (page 38).
• You cannot assign for TUNER.
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“CUSTOMIZE”.
Rotate MENU to select “DIGITAL
ASSIGN ?”.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
When you have two DVD players and no
digital audio input jack is available for the
second DVD player.
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, DVD, TAPE
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
Rotate MENU to select the digital audio
input you want to assign.
Rotate –/+ to select the input you want
to assign the digital audio input jack
selected in step 4.
The input you can assign varies for each
audio input. For details, see “Selectable
audio inputs for each input” (page 37).
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Assigning the component
video input
— COMPONENT VIDEO ASSIGN
You can assign a component video input for
another visual input.
1
2
3
4
5
Switching the audio input
mode for digital
components
— INPUT MODE
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“CUSTOMIZE”.
You can switch the audio input mode for
components for which this receiver have digital
audio input jacks.
Rotate MENU to select “COMPONENT
V. ASSIGN ?”.
1
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
2
Rotate MENU to select the component
video input you want to assign.
Rotate –/+ to select the input you want
to assign the component video input
jacks selected in step 4.
The input you can assign varies for each
component video input. For details, see
“Selectable component video inputs for
each input” (page 38).
Selectable component video
inputs for each input
DVD
NONE, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, DVD,
TAPE, MD/DAT, SA-CD/CD
TV/SAT
NONE, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, TV/SAT,
TAPE, MD/DAT, SA-CD/CD
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the
input.
Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to
select the audio input mode.
The selected audio input mode appears in
the display.
Audio input modes
• AUTO 2CH
Gives priority to the analog audio signals
input to the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks when
there is no digital audio signals.
• COAXIAL FIXED
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL COAXIAL input jack.
• OPTICAL FIXED
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL input jacks.
• ANALOG 2CH FIXED
Specifies the analog audio signals input to the
AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
Notes
Note
You cannot assign a visual input to more than one
component video input.
• You cannot select the digital audio input which is
assigned to another function by DIGITAL ASSIGN
function (page 37).
• Some of the audio input modes do not appear
depending on the input.
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Customizing sound fields
By adjusting the SURR SET UP menu and
LEVEL menu, you can customize the sound
fields to suit your particular listening situation.
Adjusting the LEVEL menu
You can adjust the balance and level of each
speaker. These settings are applied to all sound
fields.
1
Note on the displayed items
Adjusting the SURR SET UP
menu
You can customize the surround effects of the
selected sound field. The settings are stored
individually for each sound field.
1
2
3
4
5
Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
2
3
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “LEVEL”.
Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “LEVEL menu parameters”
below.
4
5
While monitoring the sound, rotate –/+
to adjust the selected parameter.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
parameters.
LEVEL menu parameters
x TEST TONE (Test Tone)
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “SURR
SET UP”.
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from each
speaker. When set to “AUTO”, the test tone is output
from each speaker automatically. When set to “FIX”,
you can select which speaker will output the test tone.
Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
x FRONT L_I_R (Front speaker balance)
For details, see “SURR SET UP menu
parameters” below.
Initial setting: 0 (BALANCE)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left and right
speakers. You can adjust from –8 dB to +8 dB in 0.5
dB steps.
While monitoring the sound, rotate –/+
to adjust the selected parameter.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
parameters.
SURR SET UP menu parameters
x EFFECT LEVEL XXX%
(Effect level)
Initial setting: 100%
Higher settings apply more surround effect. You can
adjust from 20 % to 120 % in 5 % steps.
For advanced SURR SET UP
menu adjustments
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND [XXX]” to “ON” to enable advanced
adjustments.
For details on “MENU EXPAND [XXX]”, see
page 41.
For details on how to set the items, see page 45.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
The setup items you can adjust in each menu
vary depending on the sound field. Certain setup
parameters may be dimmed in the display. This
means that the selected parameter is either
unavailable or fixed and unchangeable.
Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
x CENTER XXX.X dB
(Center speaker level)
x SURROUND L XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker (L) level)
x SURROUND R XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker (R) level)
x SURR BACK XXX.X dB
(Surround back speaker level)*
x SURR BACK L XXX.X dB
(Surround back (L) level)**
x SURR BACK R XXX.X dB
(Surround back (R) level)**
x SUB WOOFER XXX.X dB
(Sub woofer level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –20 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB steps.
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x MULTI CH SW XXX dB
(Multi channel input sub woofer level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
Lets you increase the level of the MULTI CH IN sub
woofer channel by +10 dB. This adjustment may be
necessary when connecting a DVD player to the
MULTI CH IN jacks. The sub woofer level from DVD
players is 10 dB lower than Super Audio CD players.
* Only when the surround back speaker is set to
“SINGLE” in the SPEAKER SET UP menu
(page 20).
**Only when the surround back speaker is set to
“DUAL” in the SPEAKER SET UP menu (page 21).
Note
When one of the following sound fields are selected,
no sound is output from the sub woofer if all the
speakers are set to “LARGE” in the SPEAKER SET
UP menu. However, the sound will be output from the
sub woofer if the digital input signal contains LFE
(Low Frequency Effect) signals, or if the front or
surround speakers are set to “SMALL”.
– D.CONCERT HALL A
– D.CONCERT HALL B
– CHURCH
– JAZZ CLUB
– LIVE CONCERT
– STADIUM
– SPORTS
Adjusting the equalizer
You can adjust the tonal quality (bass, treble
level) of each speaker using the EQUALIZER
menu.
Frequency
(Hz)
Treble
Frequency
(Hz)
Frequency
(Hz)
You can store up to 5 different equalizer settings
in the equalizer bank (EQ PRESET [1]–[5]) and
apply them. Initial setting: EQ PRESET [1]
1
2
3
4
5
For advanced LEVEL menu
adjustments
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON” to enable advanced
adjustments.
For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page 41.
For details on how to set the items, see page 45.
Midrange
Bass
Level
(dB)
Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“EQUALIZER”.
Rotate MENU to select “EQ PRESET”.
Rotate –/+ to select the equalizer bank
you want to adjust (EQ PRESET [1] –
[5]).
Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “EQUALIZER menu
parameters” below.
6
7
While monitoring the sound, rotate –/+
to adjust the selected parameter.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to adjust the other
items.
EQUALIZER menu parameters
Resetting sound fields to the
initial settings
1
2
Press ?/1 to turn off the power.
While holding down MUSIC, press
?/1.
“S.F. Initialize” appears in the display and
all sound fields are reset to the initial
setting.
x EQ PRESET (Preset equalizer selection)
x FRONT BASS XXX dB
(Front speaker bass level)
x FRONT TREBLE XXX dB
(Front speaker treble level)
x CENTER BASS XXX dB
(Center speaker bass level)
x CENTER MID XXX dB
(Center speaker midrange level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 1 dB steps.
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x CENTER MID XXX Hz
(Center speaker midrange frequency)
Initial setting: 1 kHz
You can adjust from 100 Hz to 10 kHz in 5 steps (100
Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, 10 kHz).
x CENTER TREBLE XXX dB
(Center speaker treble level)
x SURR/SB BASS XXX dB
(Surround/surround back speaker bass level)
x SURR/SB TRE. XXX dB
(Surround/surround back speaker treble level)
Using the CUSTOMIZE menu
to adjust the receiver
You can adjust various receiver settings using
the CUSTOMIZE menu.
1
2
Tip
Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “CUSTOMIZE menu
parameters” below.
x PRESET X CLEAR
(Equalizer bank clear)
You can reset the adjusted equalizer settings to the
initial setting. For details, see “Clearing stored
equalizer settings” (page 41).
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“CUSTOMIZE”.
3
4
Rotate –/+ to adjust the selected
parameter.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the other
items.
Rotate BASS and TREBLE to adjust the front speaker
bass and treble level.
CUSTOMIZE menu parameters
To apply the stored equalizer
The initial setting is underlined.
1
2
3
x MENU EXPAND [XXX] (Menu expanding)
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “EQUALIZER”
Rotate MENU to select “EQ PRESET”.
Rotate –/+ to select “EQ PRESET [1] – [5]”.
Clearing stored equalizer
settings
1
2
3
4
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“EQUALIZER”.
Rotate MENU to select “EQ PRESET”.
Rotate +/– to select the equalizer (EQ
PRESET [1] – [5]) you want to clear.
Rotate MENU to select “PRESET X
CLEAR”.
“X” is the number of the selected equalizer
bank.
5
Rotate –/+ to select “YES”, then press
MEMORY/ENTER.
“Are you sure?” appears in the display.
6
Rotate –/+ to select “YES”, then press
MEMORY/ENTER.
“PRESET X CLEARED!” appears in the
display and the adjusted contents of the
selected equalizer bank are cleared.
• ON
The advanced parameters for the SPEAKER SET
UP, SURR SET UP and LEVEL menus are displayed
and can be adjusted.
For details on each setup item, see pages 20, 39 and
the following pages.
• OFF
The advanced parameters are not displayed.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 1 dB steps.
Advanced settings
x DTS 96/24 DEC. [XXXX]
(DTS 96/24 decoding mode)
• AUTO
When a DTS 96/24 signal is input, it is played back
at 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
• OFF
Even when a DTS 96/24 signal is input, it is played
back at 48 kHz sampling frequencies.
Note
This parameter is valid only in the A.F.D. mode
(page 30). In other sound fields, this parameter is
always set to “OFF”.
x SB DECODING [XXXXXX]
(Surround back decoding mode)
You can use the CUSTOMIZE menu to set the
surround back decoding mode. See page 34.
• AUTO
• ON
• OFF
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x SB DEC MODE [XXXXXXX] (SB DEC MODE)
You can use the CUSTOMIZE menu to set the SB
DEC mode, see page 41.
• DDEX
• PLIIx MV
• PLIIx MS
Note
This parameter is valid only in A.F.D. mode (page 30).
x 9.1 CH SP SYSTEM [XXX]
(9.1 ch speaker system)
• YES
When two pairs of speakers are connected to
SURROUND SPEAKERS in parallel and a pair of
speakers are connected to SURR BACK
SPEAKERS terminal.
• NO
When only a pair of speakers are connected to either
SURROUND SPEAKERS terminals.
Notes
• This function is valid when surround back speakers
is set to DUAL only.
• When the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR is set to “8Ω”,
connect the speakers with a nominal impedance of 16
ohm or higher. When the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR is set to “4Ω”, connect the speakers
with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms or higher. For
details, see “Speaker impedance” page 17.
x A/V SYNC [XXX ms]
(Time alignment)
Initial setting: 0 ms
Lets you delay the output of audio to adjust the gap
between video and audio. You can adjust from 0 ms to
200 ms in 10 ms steps.
x S.FIELD LINK [XXX] (Sound field link)
• ON
Lets you apply the last selected sound field to an
input whenever it is selected. For example, if you
select STADIUM for the SA-CD/CD input, then
change to a different input and return to SA-CD/CD,
STADIUM will automatically be applied again.
• OFF
Sound field link is not activated.
x DEC. PRIORITY [XXXX]
(Digital audio input decoding priority)
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital signal
input to the DIGITAL IN jacks.
The initial setting is “AUTO” for VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
VIDEO 3, TV/SAT, TAPE, TUNER and PHONO,
and “PCM” for DVD, MD/DAT and SA-CD/CD. You
can use DECODE PRIORITY on the front panel.
• AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode between
DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM.
• PCM
PCM signals are given priority (to prevent the
interruption when playback starts). Even when other
signals are input, the sound is output. When set to
“AUTO” and the sound from the digital audio jacks
(for CD, etc.) is interrupted when playback starts, set
to “PCM”.
x DUAL MONO [XXXXXXXX]
(Digital broadcast language selection)
Lets you select the language you want to listen to
during digital broadcast. This feature only functions
for Dolby Digital sources.
• 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.
• MAIN
Sound of the main language will be output.
• SUB
Sound of the sub language will be output.
• MAIN+SUB
Mixed sound of both the main and sub languages will
be output.
x OSD H.POSITION[XX]
(OSD horizontal position)
Initial setting: 4
Lets you adjust the position of the on-screen display
horizontally. You can adjust from 0 to 64.
x OSD V.POSITION [XX]
(OSD vertical position)
Initial setting: 4
Lets you adjust the position of the on-screen display
vertically. You can adjust from 0 to 32.
x DIMMER [XX % DOWN]
(Brightness of the display)
Lets you adjust the brightness of the display. The
DIMMER indicator is lights up when dimmer is
activated. When you set to turn off the display
completely, the MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
indicator is also turned off.
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x UP YUV HUE [XX] (Video hue level)
Initial setting: 4
Lets you adjust the hue of the images when you
upconvert the video or S-video signals to component
video signals. You can adjust from 1 to 7.
x UP YUV COLOR [XX] (Video chroma level)
Initial setting: 4
Lets you adjust the chroma of the images when you
upconvert the video or S-video signals to component
video signals. You can adjust from 1 to 7.
Lets you assign the digital audio input to other input.
For details, see “Assigning the audio input” on
page 37.
x COMPONENT V. ASSIGN ?
(Component Video Assign)
Lets you assign the component video input to another
visual input. For details, see “Assigning the component
video input” on page 38.
x D.POWER [XXXXXXXXX]
(Digital Power management)
• AUTO
Lets you turn off the power of the unnecessary digital
circuits automatically when outputting the analog
audio signals using the ANALOG DIRECT or
MULTI CH IN DIRECT function. You can enjoy
high quality analog audio without the influence of
digital circuits.
• ALWAYS ON
Lets you keep the power of digital circuits on. Select
if you do not like the time lag that occurs with the
“AUTO OFF” setting when digital circuits are turned
on, etc.
x USER PRESET MEM.? [X]
(User preset memory)
Lets you store the adjusted sound field settings, etc. For
details, see “Storing the adjusted settings” on page 48.
x NAME IN? [XXXXXXXX]
(Naming inputs)
When “MENU EXPAND [XXX]” is set to
“ON”, all of the following parameters are
displayed and adjustable.
See page 20 for the SPEAKER SET UP menu
adjustments. Initial settings are underlined.
All SPEAKER SET UP menu
parameters
SP EASY SET UP
SPEAKER PATTERN
SUB WOOFER
FRONT SP
CENTER SP
SURROUND SP
SURR BACK SP
FRONT XX feet
CENTER XX feet
SURROUND XX feet
SURR BACK XX feet
SUB WOOFER XX feet
DISTANCE UNIT*
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
x DIGITAL ASSIGN ?
(Digital audio input assignment)
Advanced SPEAKER SET UP
menu parameters
SP POSI.*
SP CROSSOVER > XXX Hz*
* Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND [XXX]” is
set to “ON”.
x DISTANCE UNIT (Distance unit)
Lets you select the unit of measure for setting
distances.
• feet
The distance is displayed in feet.
• meter
The distance is displayed in meters.
Lets you set the name of inputs selected with INPUT
SELECTOR. For details, see “Naming preset stations
and inputs” on page 49.
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x SP POSI.
(Surround speaker position)*
Tip
Lets you specify the location of your surround speakers
for proper implementation of the surround effects in
the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 32).
100˚
120˚
A
A
B
B
D
D
60
C
C
30
• SIDE/LOW
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section A and C.
• SIDE/HIGH
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section A and D.
• BEHD/LOW
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section B and C.
• BEHD/HIGH
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section B and D.
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 becomes unclear unless set to “SIDE”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, like wall reflections, and you may obtain
better results using “BEHD” if your speakers are
located high above the listening position, even if they
are 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”
and then use the speaker distance parameter and
speaker level adjustments to obtain proper balance.
x SP CROSSOVER > XXX Hz
(Speaker crossover frequency)
Initial setting: 100 Hz
Lets you set the bass crossover frequency of speakers
set to “SMALL” in the SPEAKER SET UP menu. You
can adjust from 40 Hz to 160 Hz in 10 Hz steps.
* This setup item is not available when the surround
speaker parameter is set to “NO” (page 21).
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Advanced SURR SET UP menu
parameters
When “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”, all of
the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
See page 39 for the SURR SET UP menu
adjustments. Initial settings are underlined.
EFFECT LEVEL
C. WIDTH L_C_R*
DIMENSION F_I_S*
PANORAMA MODE*
FRONT REVERB*
SCREEN DEPTH*
VIR.SPEAKERS*
A.F.D. 2CH SW*
* Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set to
“ON”.
x C. WIDTH L_C_R
(Center width control)
Initial setting: (3)
Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro
Logic II Music and Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode
decoding. You can set this parameter only when
A.F.D. mode is set to “PRO LOGIC II MUSIC” or
“PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC” (page 30).
You can adjust the distribution of the center channel
signal, generated through the Dolby Pro Logic II or
Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding, to the L/R speakers.
x DIMENSION F_I_S
(Dimension control)
Initial setting: midpoint (0)
Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro
Logic II Music and Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode
decoding. You can set this parameter only when
A.F.D. mode is set to “PRO LOGIC II MUSIC” or
“PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC” (page 30).
You can adjust the difference between the front
channels and the surround channels.
Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro
Logic II Music and Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode
decoding. You can set this parameter only when
A.F.D. mode is set to “PRO LOGIC II MUSIC” or
“PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC” (page 30).
• ON
Lets you enjoy the surround sound by spreading the
sound field of front speakers to the left and right of
the listening position (panorama mode).
• OFF
Panorama mode is not activated.
x FRONT REVERB (Front reverberation)
This parameter is especially for “D.CONCERT HALL
A/B” (page 33). This parameter lets you adjust the
amount of reverberations to add to the front signals
according to the original reverberations in the source.
• STD
Normally, select “STD”.
• WET
Select to increase front reverberations.
x SCREEN DEPTH (Screen depth)
Lets you create the sensation that the sound of the front
speakers comes from inside the screen in your listening
room, like theatres.
• ON
Lets you create the sensation that the sound comes
from a very large screen with a great amount of
screen depth.
• OFF
This function is not activated.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
All SURR SET UP menu
parameters
x PANORAMA MODE
(Panorama mode)
Note
This parameter is only available for Cinema Studio EX
modes.
x VIR.SPEAKERS (Virtual speakers)
This parameter is especially for the Cinema Studio EX
modes (page 32).
• ON
The virtual speakers are created.
• OFF
The virtual speakers are not created.
x A.F.D. 2CH SW
(Creating, low frequency signals)
• CREATE
Lets you create low frequency signals for output to
the subwoofer when “A.F.D. AUTO” is selected.
• OFF
Low frequency signals are not created.
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Advanced LEVEL menu
parameters
x D.RANGE COMP.
(Dynamic range compressor)
TEST TONE
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.
• OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• STD
The dynamic range is compressed as intended by the
recording engineer.
• MAX
The dynamic range is compressed dramatically.
PHASE NOISEa)
Tip
When “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”, all of
the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
See page 39 for the LEVEL menu adjustments.
Initial settings are underlined.
All LEVEL menu parameters
PHASE AUDIOa)
FRONT L_I_R
CENTER XXX.X dB
SURROUND L XXX.X dB
SURROUND R XXX.X dB
SURR BACK XXX.X dBb)
SURR BACK L XXX.X dBc)
SURR BACK R XXX.X dBc)
SUB WOOFER XXX.X dB
MULTI CH SW XXX dB
D.RANGE COMP.a)
Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the dynamic
range information included in the Dolby Digital signal.
“STD” is the standard setting, but it only enacts light
compression.
Therefore, we recommend using the “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.
Note
Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby
Digital sources only.
a)
Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set to
“ON”.
b) When surround back speaker is set to “SINGLE”
(page 21).
c) When surround back speaker is set to “DUAL”
(page 21).
x PHASE NOISE (Phase noise)
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from adjacent
speakers.
x PHASE AUDIO (Phase audio)
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the front 2 channel source sound
(instead of the test tone) sequentially from adjacent
speakers.
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Custom install mode
1
2
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “CIS”.
Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “CIS menu parameters”
below.
3
4
Rotate –/+ to select the setting you
want.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the other
items.
CIS menu parameters
Initial settings are underlined.
x 2ND ZONE (2nd zone source)
x 3RD ZONE (3rd zone source)
Lets you select the source signals (analog audio and
video signals for 2nd zone; only analog audio signals
for 3rd zone) you want to output in the 2nd zone or 3rd
zone (except PHONO). When you select “SOURCE”,
the signals of the current input is output.
Tips
• Only signals from components connected to the
analog input jacks are output through the 2ND ZONE
or 3RD ZONE jacks. No signal is output from
components connected to only the digital input jacks.
• When “SOURCE” is selected, the signals input to the
MULTI CH IN jacks are not output from the 2ND
ZONE or 3RD ZONE jacks even when MULTI CH
IN function is used. The 2 channel analog audio
signals of the current input is output.
x 12V TRIG. 2ND
(12 V trigger for the 2nd zone)
x 12V TRIG. 3RD
(12 V trigger for the 3rd zone)
Lets you turn on or off the external equipment by
outputting 12V triggers when the receiver is turned on
or off. For example, you can automatically unroll your
video screen when you turn on the receiver.
• OFF
Lets you turn off output of 12V triggers even when
the main receiver is turned on.
• CTRL
Lets you turn on or off the output of 12V triggers
manually by the CIS command of the IR remote or
RS232C control.
• ZONE
Lets you turn on output of 12V triggers when the
main receiver or the receiver in each zone is turned
on.
• INPUT (for “12V TRIG. MAIN” only)
Lets you turn on output of 12V triggers when the
main receiver is turned on, depending on the setting
of each input. See “To set the 12V trigger setting for
each input” (page 47).
• MAIN (for “12V TRIG. 2ND” and “12V TRIG.
3RD” only)
Lets you link 2nd or 3rd zone trigger operation to the
main receiver.
To set the 12V trigger setting for
each input
The initial setting is “ON” for VIDEO 1,
VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, DVD and TV/SAT and
“OFF” for other inputs. To set this setting, you
can use only the controls on the front panel.
1
2
3
4
Select “INPUT” in “12V TRIG. MAIN”.
5
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
x INSTALLER MODE (RS232C control)
• ON
The receiver can receive commands from the
RS232C port even when the power is off (standby
mode).
• OFF
The receiver does not receive commands from the
RS232C port when the power is off (standby mode).
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
This receiver features the custom install modes
described below. Depending on how you intend
to use these features, use of these modes may
require additional equipment (available
separately) or modification of your listening
environment. Please consult the retailer where
you purchased this receiver for more
information.
x 12V TRIG. MAIN
(12 V trigger for the main receiver)
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
Rotate MENU to select the input.
Rotate –/+ to select “ON” to activate 12V
trigger or select “OFF” to disactivate.
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Storing the adjusted
settings
— USER PRESET
To use the USER PRESET
1
2
Press USER PRESET repeatedly to
select the USER PRESET you want.
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
Note
You can store the adjusted sound field settings,
etc. as USER PRESET up to 3 and can easily
apply.
Setting the USER PRESET
1
Adjust the sound field, etc.
For the settings you can store, see “Settings
that can be stored in USER PRESET”.
2
3
4
5
6
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“CUSTOMIZE”.
Rotate MENU to select “USER PRESET
MEM.? [X]”.
Rotate –/+ to select the USER PRESET
number.
When the DIGITAL ASSIGN setting is changed after
you store a USER PRESET and if the stored INPUT
MODE setting cannot be used, a selectable setting is
applied automatically.
Example:
*1 Use the DIGITAL ASSIGN function to assign
“DVD OPT” to “TAPE”.
*2 Set the INPUT MODE of TAPE to “AUTO 2CH” or
“OPTICAL FIXED”, then store in the USER
PRESET.
*3 Use the DIGITAL ASSIGN function to assign
“DVD OPT” to “DVD”.
*4 Select the USER PRESET stored in example 2).
The INPUT MODE of TAPE is automatically set to
“ANALOG 2CH FIXED”. You cannot select
“AUTO 2CH” or “OPTICAL FIXED”.
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
To store other settings, repeat steps 1
to 5.
Settings that can be stored in
USER PRESET
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Input selected by the INPUT SELECTOR
INPUT MODE setting
Selected sound field
MULTI CH IN setting
DIRECT setting
C.WIDTH setting
DIMENSION setting
PANORAMA MODE setting
EFFECT LEVEL setting
FRONT REVERB setting
SCREEN DEPTH setting
VIR.SPEAKERS setting
Tuner settings (band, frequency, stereo/mono
setting, preset number)
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To create an index name
Other Operations
1
Naming preset stations
and inputs
Rotate –/+ to select a character, then rotate
MENU to move the cursor to the next
position.
Tips
You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for
preset stations and inputs selected with INPUT
SELECTOR, and display it in the receiver’s
display.
2
3
4
5
6
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select
tuner (“FM” or “AM”).
Press FM/AM to select “FM” or “AM”.
Tune in the preset station you want to
create an index name for (page 26).
2
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
The entered name is registered.
Rotate MAIN MENU to select “TUNER”.
Other Operations
• You can select the character type as follows by
rotating –/+.
Alphabet (upper case) t Numbers t Symbols
• To enter a blank space, rotate –/+ until a blank
space appears in the display.
• If you made a mistake, rotate MENU until the
character you want to change flashes, then rotate
–/+ to select the correct character.
To index a preset station
1
Use MENU and –/+ to create an index
name.
Rotate MENU to select “NAME IN?”.
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure of “To
create an index name” page 49.
To index an input
1
2
3
4
Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select an
input you want to create an index name
for.
Rotate MAIN MENU to select
“CUSTOMIZE”.
Rotate MENU to select “NAME IN?”.
Press MEMORY/ENTER.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure of “To
create an index name” page 49.
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Changing the command
mode of the receiver
This function is useful when you use 2 Sony
receivers in the same room.
1
2
Turn off the receiver.
Hold down INPUT MODE and press ?/1
to turn on the receiver.
“COMMAND MODE [AVX]” appears in
the display. Each time you repeat the
procedure above, the display changes as
follows:
COMMAND MODE [AV1] y
COMMAND MODE [AV2]
Tip
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off automatically
at a specified time by using the remote.
Press ALT, then press SLEEP repeatedly
while the power is on.
Each time you select or press SLEEP, the
display changes cyclically as follows:
2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 0:30:00 t
OFF
While using Sleep Timer, “SLEEP” lights up in
the display.
Tip
To check the remaining time before the receiver turns
off, press ALT, then press SLEEP. The remaining time
appears in the display.
The initial setting is “COMMAND MODE [AV2]”.
Notes
• The initial setting for the command mode of the
supplied remote is “AV2”.
• If the command mode of the receiver and the remote
is different, you cannont use the remote to operate the
receiver.
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Selecting the speaker
system
Set the SPEAKERS switch according to the
front speakers you want to drive.
To select
A
The speakers connected to the FRONT
SPEAKERS A terminals.
B
The speakers connected to the FRONT
SPEAKERS B terminals.
A+B*
The speakers connected to both the
FRONT SPEAKERS A and FRONT
SPEAKERS B terminals (parallel
connection).
OFF
No speaker output.
(All the sound output from SPEAKERS
and PRE OUT jacks are turned off.)
* When the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR is set to
“8Ω”, connect the speakers with a nominal
impedance of 16 ohm or higher. When the
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR is set to “4Ω”, connect
the speakers with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms or
higher. For details, see “Speaker impedance”
page 17.
Before you begin, make sure you have
connected all components properly.
Recording on an audio tape or
MiniDisc
You can record on a MiniDisc or cassette tape
using the receiver. See the operating instructions
of your cassette deck or MD deck if you need
help.
1
2
Select the component to be recorded.
Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert a CD into the CD
player.
3
4
Insert a blank tape or MD into the
recording deck and adjust the
recording level, if necessary.
Other Operations
Set to
Recording
Start recording on the recording deck,
then start playback on the playback
component.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a
component connected to the analog TAPE OUT or
MD/DAT OUT jacks. To record a digital audio
signal, connect a digital component to the MD/DAT
OPTICAL OUT jacks.
• Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output
from the TAPE OUT or MD/DAT OUT jacks.
• The analog audio signals of the current input is
output from the TAPE OUT or MD/DAT OUT jacks.
• The signals input to the MULTI CH IN jacks are not
output from the TAPE OUT or MD/DAT OUT jacks
even when MULTI CH IN is being used. The analog
audio signals of the current or previously used input
are output.
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Recording on a video tape
You can record from a VCR, a TV, or an LD
player using the receiver. You can also add
audio from a variety of audio sources when
editing a video tape. See the operating
instructions of your VCR if you need help.
1
2
Select the program source to be
recorded.
Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert the laser disc you want
to record into the LD player.
3
4
Insert a blank video tape into the VCR
(VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2) for recording.
Start recording on the recording VCR,
then start playing the video tape or
laser disc you want to record.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a
component connected to the analog VIDEO 1 OUT
or VIDEO 2 OUT jacks.
• Make sure to make both digital and analog
connections to the TV/SAT or DVD inputs. Analog
recording is not possible if you make only digital
connections.
• Some sources contain copy guards to prevent
recording. In this case, you may not be able to record
from the sources.
• The analog audio signals of the current input are
output from the VIDEO 1 OUT or VIDEO 2 OUT
jacks.
• The signals input to the MULTI CH IN jacks are not
output from VIDEO 1 OUT or VIDEO 2 OUT jacks
even when MULTI CH IN is being used. The analog
audio signals of the current or previously used input
are output.
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Listening to the sound in another zone
2ND ZONE OUT
AC OUTLET
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
OUT
VIDEO
IN
SWITCHED 120W/1A MAX
AC 120V 60Hz
SPEAKERS
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
A
2ND
ZONE
B
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
OUT
AUDIO
IN
OUT
AUDIO
IN
Other Operations
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO OUT
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURR BACK
(3RD ZONE)
L
FIXED
FRONT
SURROUND SURR BACK CENTER
AUDIO OUT
FIXED
(3RD ZONE)
SUB
VARIABLE WOOFER
PRE OUT
3RD
ZONE
3RD ZONE OUT
You can select analog audio/video signals for
output to the 2nd zone or audio signals for the
3rd zone. For details on the connection, see
page 54.
Use the remote RM-US106A for the operation
(page 67–71).
1
On the remote, press 2ND ZONE or 3RD
ZONE.
The remote switches to the 2nd zone or 3rd
zone mode.
2
3
Press ?/1.
Turn on the amplifier in the 2nd or 3rd
zone.
Skip step 3, if you connect the SPEAKERS
to the SURR BACK (3RD ZONE)
terminals.
4
Press one of the input buttons on the
remote to select the source signals you
want to output.
5
Press MASTER VOL +/– on the remote
to adjust the volume of the 3rd zone.
You can only adjust the surround back
speaker volume in 3rd zone.
The default setting of the volume is –∞ dB
(no sound output).
Tips
• Even when this receiver is turned off, the receiver in
the 2nd zone or 3rd zone remains turned on. To turn
off all receivers, press ?/1 and AV ?/1 on the
remote at the same time (SYSTEM STANDBY).
• Only signals from components connected to the
analog input jacks are output through the 2ND ZONE
OUT or 3RD ZONE OUT jacks. No signals are
output from components connected to only the
digital input jacks.
• When “SOURCE” is selected, the signals input to the
MULTI CH IN jacks are not output from the 2ND
ZONE OUT or 3RD ZONE OUT jacks even when
MULTI CH IN is selected. The analog audio signals
of the current function are output.
For the 2nd zone, analog video and audio
signals are output. For the 3rd zone, only
analog audio signals are output. When you
select “SOURCE”, the signals of the
current input are output.
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2nd zone connections
Main receiver
2nd zone
Monitor
Audio/video components
Speaker
Speaker
2ND
ZONE
OUT
Amplifier/Receiver
STR-DA3100ES
3rd zone connections
1) 3RD ZONE AUDIO OUT jacks
Main receiver
3rd zone
Audio components
Speaker
Speaker
3RD
ZONE
OUT
Amplifier/Receiver
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2) SURR BACK (3RD ZONE) SPEAKER terminals
Main receiver
3rd zone
Audio components
3RD
ZONE
OUT
Speaker
Speaker
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CONTROL S Control System
If you connect the CTRL S IN jack on
another component to the CTRL S OUT jack
on this unit
Example
Using CONTROL S Control
System
TV
IN OUT
VCR
IN
Tuner
OUT
Receiver
I
.
i
>
H
m
M
X
x
+
–
O
If you connect the CTRL S OUT jack on
another component to the CTRL S IN jack
on this unit
+
–
–
Remote
The remote sensor on this unit receives remote
codes the same way as the remote sensor on the
CTRL S IN component. This is useful if you
place the other component away from this unit.
Example
TV, VCR,
tuner,
monitor,
etc.
+
OUT
Other Operations
If you have a CONTROL S-compatible Sony
TV, satellite tuner, monitor, DVD player or
VCR, use a control S connecting cord (not
supplied) to connect the CTRL S IN (for TV,
satellite tuner, or monitor) or CTRL S OUT (for
VCR, etc.) jack on the receiver to the
appropriate CONTROL S jack on the respective
component. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your TV, satellite tuner, monitor,
VCR, etc., for details.
IN OUT
IN
Receiver
I
.
i
>
H
m
M
X
x
+
–
O
+
+
–
–
Remote
The remote sensor on the CTRL S OUT
component receives remote codes the same way
as the remote sensor on this unit. This is useful
if you have placed this unit in a rack, etc.
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Operations Using the Remote RM-AAE001
You can use the remote RM-AAE001 to operate
the components in your system.
Before you use your
remote
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and –
properly oriented in the battery compartment.
When using the remote, point it at the remote
sensor
on the receiver.
Remote button
description
1
2
?/1
TV ?/1
AV ?/1
L RM SET UP P
SYSTEM STANDBY SLEEP
v
4
PUSH
V
2CH
5
A.F.D.
MOVIE
2
TEST
TONE
4
DUAL
MONO
5
JUMP/
TIME
8
ENTER
>
0/10
>10/11
12
SHIFT D.TUNING DISC
ALT
7
ANT
*8
9
CLEAR SEARCH MODE
X
H
AV MENU
ENTER
TV VOL
*qs
g
f
DISPLAY
wf
wd
ws
wa
w;
ql
qk
MASTER
VOL
F
G
*qa
x
MUTING
TOP MENU/
GUIDE
0
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not use the remote for an extended period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
-
M
m
wg
PRESET/
CH/D.SKIP
9
SUBTITLE
.
SB
DECODING
6
SWAP/
ANGLE
7
6
MUSIC
3
DIRECT
AUDIO
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for
about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates
the receiver, replace all batteries with new ones.
wh
3
1
Tip
wj
qj*
O
RETURN/EXIT
TV CH
TV/
VIDEO
MAIN
MENU
WIDE ON SCREEN
qh
qg
qf
qd
* The H, TV VOL +, TV CH + and MASTER VOL
buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a
reference when operating the receiver and other
audio/video components.
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Remote
Button
Operations
Function
Remote
Button
Display 3
Remote
Shows the selected
input, macro list and
command mode of the
remote.
DISPLAY
q;
TV/VCR/
Selects information
VCD player/ displayed on the TV
LD player/
screen.
DVD player/
Receiver/
CD player/
MD deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX/
Satellite tuner
Operations
Function
A.F.D. 5 Receiver
Selects the decoding
mode for audio sound.
ALT wa
Remote
When ALT button lights
up, it changes remote key
function to activate those
buttons with orange
printing.
ANT 7
VCR/
Selects output signal
Satellite tuner from the antenna
terminal: TV signal or
VCR program.
AUDIO
5
TV/VCR/
Changes the sound to
DVD player/ Multiplex, Bilingual or
Satellite tuner/ Multi channel TV Sound.
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
AV
MENU
q;
VCR/
Displays menu.
Satellite tuner/
DVD player/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
AV ?/1
wh
TV/VCR/
Turns the audio and
CD player/
video components on or
VCD player/ off.
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Satellite tuner/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
CLEAR
7
DVD player/
CD player/
Satellite tuner/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/PSX
Clears a mistake when
you press the incorrect
numeric buttons or
returns to continuous
playback etc.
DIRECT
5
Receiver
Selects 2CH ANALOG
DIRECT.
DISC w;
CD player/
VCD player
Selects a disc directly
(multi-disc changer
only).
D.TUNING Receiver
7
Enters direct tuning
mode.
DUAL
MONO 5
Selects the language
you want during digital
broadcast.
Receiver
Easy scroll Remote
key (PUSH)
4
Move to select the
input and press to enter
the selection. The
components are
factory assigned to the
inputs as shown on
page 60.
ENTER q; Receiver/
Enters the selection.
VCR/
Satellite tuner/
DVD player
ENTER ws TV/VCR/
Satellite tuner/
LD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
JUMP/
TIME 5
After selecting a
channel, disc or track
using the numeric
buttons, press to enter
the value.
Operations Using the Remote RM-AAE001
The tables below show the settings of each
button.
TV/
Toggles between the
Satellite tuner/ previous and the
Blu-ray disc
current channels.
recorder
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck
Shows the time or
displays the playing
time of disc, etc.
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Remote
Button
Operations
Function
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
MAIN
MENU qh
Receiver
Selects the menu of
the receiver.
SLEEP wj
Receiver
Activates the sleep
function and the
duration which the
receiver turns off
automatically.
SUBTITLE
6
DVD player
Changes the subtitles.
MASTER
Receiver
VOL +/– qj
Adjusts the master
volume of the
receiver.
MOVIE 5
Receiver
Selects the preprogrammed sound
fields for movie.
MUSIC wg
Receiver
Selects the preprogrammed sound
fields for music.
MUTING
qk
Receiver
Mutes the sound from
the receiver.
ON
SCREEN
qf
Receiver
Displays the menus of
the receiver on the TV
screen.
PRESET/
Receiver
Selects preset stations.
CH/
D.SKIP +/–
wd
TV/VCR/
Selects preset
Satellite tuner/ channels.
Blu-ray disc
recorder/Hard
disc recorder
RETURN/
EXIT q;
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
LD player
Skips discs (multi-disc
changer only).
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player
Returns to the
previous menu.
Satellite tuner Exits the menu.
RM SET UP Remote
2
To set up the remote.
SB
Receiver
DECODING
wf
Selects the surround
back decoding modes.
SEARCH
MODE w;
DVD player
Selects searching
mode. Press to select
the unit for search
(track, index, etc.)
SHIFT 7
Receiver
SWAP*/
TV
ANGLE 5
DVD player/
Blu-ray disc
recorder
SYSTEM
STANDBY
(Press AV
?/1 wh and
?/1 wj at
the same
time)
Swaps the small and
large picture.
Selects viewing angle
or changes the angles.
Receiver/
Turns off the receiver
TV/VCR/
and other Sony audio/
Satellite tuner/ video components.
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
TEST TONE Receiver
5
Outputs test tone.
TOP MENU/ DVD player
Displays DVD title.
GUIDE q;
Satellite tuner/ Displays guide menu.
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
TV CH +/–
qs
TV
Selects preset TV
channels.
TV/VIDEO
qg
TV
Selects input signal: TV
input or video input.
TV VOL
+/– qa
TV
Adjusts the volume of
the TV.
TV ?/1 1 TV
Turns the TV on or off.
WIDE qd
Selects the wide picture
mode.
TV
* Only for Sony TVs with the picture-in-picture
function.
Selects a memory
page for presetting
radio stations or
tuning to preset
stations.
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Remote
Button
Operations
1-9 5 and Receiver
0/10 6
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
Function
Remote
Button
Operations
Use with SHIFT to
preset radio station or
tuning to preset stations
and with D.TUNING
for direct tuning.
m/M
7
CD player/
Searches tracks in the
VCD player/ forward or backward
DVD player/ direction.
LD player/
MD deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
Selects track numbers.
0/10 selects track 10.
2CH 5
Receiver
>10/11 6
CD player/
Selects track numbers
VCD player/ over 10.
LD player/
MD deck/
Tape deck/
TV/VCR/
Satellite tuner/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
TV/
Selects the channel
Satellite tuner/ entry mode, either one
Blu-ray disc
or two digit.
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
?/1 wj
Receiver
./> VCR/
6
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
LD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
H8
VCR/
Starts playback.
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
X9
VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
x ql
VCR/
Stops playback.
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
V/v q;
Receiver
Selects a menu item.
B/b q;
Receiver
Adjusts or changes the
setting.
Selects 2CH STEREO
mode.
-/-- w;
Fastforwards or
rewinds.
Turns the receiver on or
off.
Skips tracks.
Pauses playback or
record. (Also start
recording with
components in record
standby.)
Operations Using the Remote RM-AAE001
TV/VCR/
Selects channel
Satellite tuner/ numbers.
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
VCR/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Function
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Remote
Button
Operations
V/v/B/b
q;
VCR/
Selects a menu item.
Satellite tuner/
DVD player/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
O q;
Function
VCD player/ Returns to the previous
LD player/
menu or exits the menu.
DVD player/
Blu-ray disc
recorder/
Hard disc
recorder/PSX
Selecting the input, macro list
and command mode of the
remote
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to select the
input and press to enter the selection. The
components are factory assigned to the inputs as
shown below.
Display
Function
VIDEO 1
To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 3)
VIDEO 2
To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 1)
VIDEO 3
To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 2)
DVD
To watch DVD.
TV/SAT
To watch TV programs or
satellite tuner.
TAPE
To listen to audio tape.
MD/DAT
To listen to minidisc or DAT
deck.
MD/TAPE
To listen to minidisc or audio
tape.
SA-CD
To listen to Super Audio CD
or compact disc.
TUNER
To listen to radio programs.
PHONO
To listen to turntable.
MULTI
To listen and watch
components connected to the
MULTI CH IN jacks on the
receiver.
M1, M2*
(Macro List)
* For details, see page 66.
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.
• When you select the input (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
VIDEO 3, DVD, TV/SAT), the input mode of the TV
might not switch to the corresponding input mode
that you want. In this case, press the TV/VIDEO
button to switch the input mode of the TV.
• To activate the buttons with orange printing, press
ALT first before pressing the buttons.
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Selecting the command
mode of the remote
Set the remote command mode using the RM
SET UP button and Easy scroll key (PUSH).
Use a suitable tool to press the RM SET UP
button.
Selecting the command mode
1
2
3
4
5
Hold down RM SET UP and press ?/1.
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to
select “MAIN”.
You can program the remote to control nonSony components by changing the code. Once
the control signals have been memorized, you
can use those components as part of your
system.
Furthermore, you can also program the remote
for Sony components that the remote is unable to
control. Note that the remote can only control
components that accept infrared wireless control
signals.
1
The indicator lights up and “IR SET”
appears in the display.
2
Press PUSH.
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to
select “AV1” or “AV2”.
Press PUSH.
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to
select the input (including TV ?/1) for
the component you want to control.
For example, if you are going to control a
CD player, select SA-CD.
3
4
The indicator lights up once (twice for
AV2), then the command mode switches.
You will be able to see your selection (AV1
or AV2) in the display.
To reset the remote to factory
settings
Press PUSH.
Press the numeric buttons to enter the
numeric code (or one of the codes if
more than one code exists)
corresponding to the component and
the maker of the component you want
to control.
See the tables on pages 62–64 for
information on the numeric code(s)
corresponding to the component and the
maker of the component (the first digit and
the last two digits of the numeric code
correspond to the category and the maker’s
code respectively.)
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
The indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off.
Note
For details on “Changing the command mode of the
receiver”, see page 50.
Hold down RM SET UP and press
AV ?/1.
5
Operations Using the Remote RM-AAE001
You can switch the command mode (AV1 and
AV2) of the remote. If the command mode of the
receiver and the remote is different, you cannot
use the remote to operate the receiver. The initial
setting is AV2. To change the command mode
of the receiver, see page 75.
Programming the remote
Press ENTER.
Once the numeric code has been verified,
the indicator slowly flashes twice and the
remote automatically exits the
programming mode.
6
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to control other
components.
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To cancel programming
Press RM SET UP during any step. The remote
automatically exits the programming mode.
To activate the input after
programming
Press the programmed button to activate the
input you want.
If programming is unsuccessful,
check the following:
• If the indicator does not light up in step 1, the
batteries are weak. Replace both batteries.
• If the indicator flashes 4 times in quick
succession while entering the numeric code,
an error has occurred. Start again from step 1.
Notes
• The indicator turns off while a valid button is
pressed.
• In step 2, if you press TV ?/1, only TV VOL +/– ,
TV CH +/–, TV/VIDEO and WIDE buttons are
reprogrammed.
• For the numeric codes, only the first three numbers
entered are valid.
The numeric codes
corresponding to the component
and the maker of the component
Use the numeric codes in the tables below to
control non-Sony components and also Sony
components that the remote is normally unable
to control. Since the remote signal that a
component accepts differs depending on the
model and year of the component, more than one
numeric code may be assigned to a component.
If you fail to program your remote using one of
the codes, try using other codes.
Notes
• The numeric codes are based on the latest
information available for each brand. There is a
chance, however, that your component will not
respond to some or all of the codes.
• All of the input buttons on this remote may not be
available when used with your particular component.
To control a CD player
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
101, 102, 103
DENON
104, 123
To clear the memory of the
remote
JVC
105, 106, 107
KENWOOD
108, 109, 110
To clear all programmed and learned signals, do
the following to reset the remote to factory
settings.
MAGNAVOX
111, 116
MARANTZ
116
ONKYO
112, 113, 114
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
PANASONIC
115
PHILIPS
116
The indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off.
PIONEER
117
TECHNICS
115, 118, 119
To control a DAT deck
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
203
PIONEER
219
To control an MD deck
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
301
DENON
302
JVC
303
KENWOOD
304
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To control a tape deck
To control a DVD player
Maker
Code(s)
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
201, 202
SONY
401, 402, 403
DENON
204, 205
PANASONIC
406, 408
KENWOOD
206, 207, 208, 209
PHILIPS
407
NAKAMICHI
210
PIONEER
409
PANASONIC
216
TOSHIBA
404
PHILIPS
211, 212
DENON
405
PIONEER
213, 214
TECHNICS
215, 216
To control a TV
YAMAHA
217, 218
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
501, 502
To control an LD player
AIWA
539
DAEWOO
504, 505, 506, 515, 544
Code(s)
FISHER
508
SONY
601, 602, 603
GOLDSTAR
PIONEER
606
503, 512, 515, 517, 534,
544, 556
GRUNDIG
511, 533, 534
To control a video CD player
HITACHI
513, 514, 515, 544, 557
Maker
Code(s)
ITT/NOKIA
521, 522
SONY
605
JVC
516
MAGNAVOX
503, 518, 544
To control a VCR
MITSUBISHI/MGA
503, 519, 527, 544
Maker
Code(s)
NEC
503, 520, 544, 554
SONY
701, 702, 703, 704, 705,
706
PANASONIC
509, 524, 553
PHILIPS
515, 518, 557
AIWA*
710, 750, 757, 758
PIONEER
509, 525, 526, 551
BLAUPUNKT
740
RCA/PROSCAN
510, 523, 529, 544
EMERSON
750
SAMSUNG
GENERAL ELECTRIC
722, 730
503, 515, 531, 532, 534,
544, 556, 557
HITACHI
722, 729, 741
SANYO
508, 545
JVC
726, 727, 728, 736
SHARP
535
MAGNAVOX
730, 731, 738
THOMSON
530, 537, 547, 549
NEC
736
TOSHIBA
535, 539, 541, 551
PANASONIC
729, 730, 737, 738, 739,
740
TELEFUNKEN
537, 547, 549, 558
ZENITH
542, 543
PHILIPS
729, 730, 731
PIONEER
729
RCA/PROSCAN
722, 729, 730, 731, 741,
747
TOSHIBA
747
Operations Using the Remote RM-AAE001
Maker
* If an AIWA VCR does not work even though you
enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony
instead.
continued
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To control a satellite tuner or
cable box
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
801, 802, 803, 804
JERROLD/G.I.
806, 807, 808, 809, 810,
811, 812, 813, 814
PANASONIC
818
RCA
805, 819
S. ATLANTA
815, 816, 817
To control a tuner
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
002, 003, 004, 005
Learning the commands of
your components
By using the Learning function, it is possible for
this remote to perform learned commands.
Setting remote control codes
that are not stored in the remote
When a remote control code is not one of the
presets stored in the remote, it is possible for the
remote to learn the code using the Learning
function.
1
To control a hard disc recorder
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
307, 308, 309
The indicator lights up and “LEARN”
appears in the display.
2
To control a blu-ray disc recorder
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
310, 311, 312
To control a PSX
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
313, 314, 315
Hold down RM SET UP and press
TV ?/1.
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to
select the input (including TV ?/1) for
the component you want to control.
For example, if you are going to learn an
operation for a CD player, select
SA-CD.
3
4
Press PUSH.
Press the button you want to use for
the Learning function.
The indicator turns off while a valid button
is pressed, then flashes slowly.
5
Point the remote control code receiver
section of the remote towards the
receiver/transmitter on the remote
control to be learned.
M
>
L
.
f
F
m
G
H
5
X
P
g
-
O
6
x
5–10 cm
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6
Press the appropriate button on the
remote control to be learned to send
the remote button code.
Notes
• You can program more than 80 keys for the Learning
function. In some cases, you may not be able to
program even if you have not programmed 80
buttons. The number of buttons you can program for
each input button are shown in the following table.
Press the programmed button to activate the
input you want.
To cancel learning
Press RM SET UP during any step. The remote
automatically exits the learning mode.
To clear the learned codes
Start over from step 1. After step 4, press
TV ?/1 for more than 2 seconds. The indicator
lights up twice slowly and the learned code is
cleared. If TV ?/1 is pressed less than 2
seconds, the learning procedure returns to the
beginning of step 6.
When a learned code is cleared, if the button was
previously programmed for another input
selector, the programmed code for that button
can be used.
To clear the memory of the
remote
Input
Number of Buttons
you can program
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
DVD
78 keys
To clear all programmed and learned signals, do
the following to reset the remote to factory
settings.
VIDEO 3, TV/SAT,
TAPE
78 keys
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
MD/DAT, SA-CD/CD,
TUNER
78 keys
PHONO, MULTI CH
52 keys
TV buttons, (TV ?/1,
7 keys
TV VOL +/– , TV CH +/–,
WIDE, TV/VIDEO
The indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off.
To use a command that has been
learned
When selecting a learned input, press the learned
button for that input.
Operations Using the Remote RM-AAE001
Lightly pressing the button once should be
sufficient.
If learning is completed successfully, the
indicator slowly flashes twice and the
remote automatically exits the learning
mode.
When learning is not completed
successfully, the indicator flashes 4 times in
quick succession and the procedure returns
to step 6.
If the memory of the remote is already full,
the indicator flashes 8 times in quick
succession and the remote automatically
exits the learning mode.
To activate the input source after
programming
• In steps 2 and 4, the indicator turns off while a valid
button is pressed.
• In step 4, if several buttons that can be used for
learning are pressed, only the last pressed button is
valid. The indicator flashes slowly, it turns ON while
a valid button is pressed.
• In step 6, if a button that can be used for learning is
pressed, the new button is selected and the learning
procedure returns to the beginning of step 6.
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Tip
Performing several
commands in sequence
automatically
(Macro Play)
If programming is unsuccessful, check the following:
– If the indicator does not light up in step 1, the
batteries are weak. Replace both batteries.
– If the indicator lights 4 times in quick succession
in step 4, an error has occurred. Start again from
step 1.
To cancel programming
The Macro Play function lets you link several IR
codes in a sequential order as a single command.
The remote provides 2 macro lists (M1 and M2).
You can specify up to 10 IR codes for each
macro list.
Setting the sequence of IR codes
1
Hold down RM SET UP and press
TV ?/1.
The indicator lights up and “LEARN”
appears in the display.
2
3
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to
select “M1” or “M2”.
Press the numeric buttons to select the
macro step number.
For example, to program step 1, press 1.
The indicator flashes slowly.
4
5
To delay the output of an IR code
Delay each macro step individually. In step 3,
press PUSH within 2 seconds.
1 second delay is programmed at this program
step. The indicator lights up twice slowly, then
the remote automatically exits the macro setting
mode.
To clear the programmed IR
codes
Clear each macro step individually. In step 3,
press PUSH for more than 2 seconds.
The IR code is cleared. The indicator lights up
twice slowly, then the remote automatically
exits the macro setting mode.
Point the remote control code receiver
section of the remote towards the
receiver/transmitter on the remote
control to be learned.
To start macro play
Press the appropriate button on the
remote control to be learned to send
the remote button code.
Note
Lightly pressing the button once should be
sufficient.
If learning is completed successfully, the
indicator slowly flashes twice and the
remote automatically exits the learning
mode.
When learning is not completed
successfully, the indicator flashes 4 times in
quick succession and the procedure returns
to step 5.
6
Press RM SET UP during any step. The remote
automatically exits the macro setting mode.
Move the Easy scroll key (PUSH) to select
“M1” or “M2”.
If the Macro Play function does not work properly,
program a delay between each operation. See “To
delay the output of an IR code”.
Repeat steps 1 through 5 to program
up to 10 IR codes.
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Operations Using the Remote RM-US106A
You can use the remote RM-US106A to operate
2ND ZONE out and 3RD ZONE out only. You
cannot control the receiver directly with this
remote.
Remote button
description
?/1
Before you use your
remote
0
1
9
RM SET UP
2ND ZONE
3RD ZONE
2
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and –
properly oriented in the battery compartment.
VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
LD
DVD
TV/SAT
TAPE
3
MD/DAT SA-CD/CD TUNER
e
E
E
e
Tip
SOURCE
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
N
X
x
.
>
m
M
8
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for
about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates
the receiver, replace all batteries with new ones.
Notes
n
7
CH/PRESET/D.SKIP
–
SHIFT
+
4
MUTING
5
MASTER
VOL
+
–
Operations Using the Remote RM-US106A
VIDEO 1
6
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The tables below show the settings of each
button.
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
VIDEO 3
3
Receiver
To select VCR.
(VTR mode 2)
CH/
Receiver
Selects preset stations.
VIDEO 4*
3
Receiver
PRESET/
D.SKIP
TV/VCR/
Selects preset channels.
Satellite tuner
To select VCR.
(VTR mode 4)
VIDEO 5*
3
Receiver
To select VCR.
(VTR mode 5)
+/– 7
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck
Skips discs (multi-disc
changer only).
DVD 3
Receiver
To select DVD.
LD* 3
Receiver
To select LD.
MASTER
VOL +/–
6
Receiver
Adjust the volume level
of 2ND ZONE or 3RD
ZONE output.
MD/DAT
3
Receiver
To listen to minidisc or
DAT deck.
MUTING
5
Receiver
To mute the sound.
RM SET UP TV/VCR/
To change the category
9
Satellite tuner/ of buttons.
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
RM SET UP TV/VCR/
Lights up when RM
indicator
Satellite tuner/ SET UP button in use.
q;
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
SA-CD/CD Receiver
3
To listen to Super Audio
CD or compact disc.
SHIFT 4
Tuner
To select a memory
page for presetting radio
stations or tuning to
preset stations.
SOURCE
3
Receiver
The current input
selected for the main
receiver.
TAPE 3
Receiver
To listen to audio tape.
TUNER
3
Receiver
To listen to radio
programs.
TV/SAT
3
Receiver
To select TV or satellite
tuner.
VIDEO 1
3
Receiver
To select VCR.
(VTR mode 3)
VIDEO 2
3
Receiver
To select VCR.
(VTR mode 1)
2ND ZONE Receiver
2
To select the command
mode of the remote.
3RD ZONE Receiver
2
To select the command
mode of the remote.
?/1 1
Receiver
To turn the receiver in
the 2ND ZONE and
3RD ZONE on or off.
m/M
8
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
LD player/
MD deck
Searches tracks in the
forward or backward
direction.
VCR/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Fastforwards or
rewinds.
VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Skips tracks.
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8
n/N 8 VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Starts playback.
X8
VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Pauses playback or
recording. (Also starts
recording with
components in
recording standby.)
x8
VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Stops playback.
* The button is not available.
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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.
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 LD player to the
VIDEO 2 jacks on the receiver, you can set the
VIDEO 2 button on this remote to control the
LD player.
Note, however, that the settings of the TUNER
button cannot be changed.
1
Press RM SET UP for more than 2
seconds.
The indicator lights up.
2
Press the input button you want to
change the assignment of.
3
Refering to the table below, press the
input button for the category you want.
The indicator turns off when a valid button
is pressed.
Example: Press DVD twice.
4
Press SOURCE.
The new assignment is registered.
The indicator slowly lights up twice, then
goes off.
To cancel
Operations Using the Remote RM-US106A
The indicator turns off once and turns on
again when a valid button is pressed. Only
the first input button that is pressed will be
registered.
Example: Press VIDEO 2.
Press RM SET UP during any step.
Tips
• If the operation is unsuccessful, the indicator flashes
four times and the remote automatically exits the
button assignment mode. In this case, the new
assignment is not registered and the previous setting
remains.
• Use a suitable tool to press RM SET UP button.
continued
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Notes
• If you do not press a button during step 2 through 4
within 60 seconds, the remote automatically exits the
button assignment mode. Start again from step 1.
• In step 3, if you press the same button more than the
possible number of categories that can be selected,
only the last category is registered for the new
assignment.
Valid buttons and the
corresponding categories
Corresponding
categories
Press
VTR-1
VIDEO 1 once
VTR-2
VIDEO 2 once
VTR-3
VIDEO 3 once
VTR-4
VIDEO 1 twice
VTR-5
VIDEO 2 twice
VTR-6
VIDEO 3 twice
DVD player
DVD once
LD player
DVD twice
TV
TV/SAT once
SAT
TV/SAT twice
Tape deck-A
TAPE once
Tape deck-B
TAPE twice
MD deck
MD/DAT once
DAT deck
MD/DAT twice
CD player-1
SA-CD/CD once
CD player-2
SA-CD/CD twice
CD player-3
SA-CD/CD three times
VIDEO CD player
VIDEO1, then SA-CD/CD
To clear all remote button
assignments
Hold down RM SET UP, then press ?/1.
The remote is reset to its factory-setting.
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2nd (3rd) zone operations
When using a Sony receiver as an amplifier in
the 2nd (or 3rd) zone and it is connected to the
main receiver using an IR repeater (not
supplied) as shown below, the following
operations are possible.
• Switching the output source for the 2ND (or
3RD) ZONE OUT jacks.
• Switching the Sony receiver’s power on or off
in the 2nd (or 3rd) zone.
• Adjusting the volume of the Sony receiver in
the 2nd (or 3rd) zone.
Perform the following operation to set the
command mode of the remote to 2ND ZONE or
3RD ZONE.
Press 2ND ZONE or 3RD ZONE.
The command mode has been set to the 2nd or
3rd zone mode.
Example of controlling the amplifier in the
2nd room
To
Do the following
Turn the power on or off
Press ?/1.
Listen to the sound of the
Press SA-CD/CD,
SA-CD/CD player connected then press N.
to the SA-CD/CD input jacks
Adjust the volume
Main receiver
Press MASTER
VOLUME +/–.
2nd (or 3rd) zone
Audio/video components
Speaker
Speaker
2ND
(3RD)
ZONE
OUT
Amplifier*
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IR repeater
(not supplied)
IR repeater
(not supplied)
n
Operations Using the Remote RM-US106A
Monitor
(2nd zone only)
N
X
x
.
>
m
M
–
+
+
–
RM-US106A
* You can connect the speakers directly to SPEAKERS SURR BACK (3RD ZONE) terminals.
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On cleaning
Additional Information
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.
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 question or problem concerning your
receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
On power sources
• Before operating the unit, check that the operating
voltage is identical with your local power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear 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.
• 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.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified
service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the unit heats up during operation, this is not
a malfunction. If you continuously use this unit at a
large volume, the cabinet temperature of the top, side
and bottom rises considerably. To avoid burning
yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
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.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn
off and unplug the receiver.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
There is no sound no matter which component
is selected.
• Check that both the receiver and all components
are turned on.
• Check that the MASTER VOLUME control is not
set at –∞ dB.
• Check that the SPEAKERS is not set to “OFF”
(page 51).
• Check that all speaker cords are connected
correctly.
• Press MUTING on the remote to cancel the
muting function.
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 not connected only the L or R
jack to a monaural component. Use a monauralstereo cable (not supplied) and connect it to both
the L and R jacks. However, there will be no
sound from the center speaker when a sound field
(PRO LOGIC, etc.) is selected. When the center
speaker is set to “NO”, sound is output only from
front L/R speakers.
There is no sound from analog 2 channel
sources.
• Check that the DIGITAL ASSIGN function is not
used to assign the audio input of other input to the
selected input (page 37).
• Check that the INPUT MODE is not set to
“COAXIAL FIXED” nor “OPTICAL FIXED” for
the selected input (page 38).
• Check that the MULTI CH IN function is not
selected.
There is no sound from digital sources (from
COAXIAL or OPTICAL input jack).
• Check that the DIGITAL ASSIGN function is not
used to assign the audio input of other input to the
selected input (page 37).
• Check that the INPUT MODE is not set to
“ANALOG 2CH FIXED” (page 38). Check that
the INPUT MODE is not set to “COAXIAL
FIXED” for the sources from OPTICAL input
jack, nor set to “OPTICAL FIXED” for the
sources from COAXIAL input jack.
• Check that the MULTI CH IN function is not
selected.
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.
There is no sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component with INPUT SELECTOR.
• Check that the SPEAKERS is not set to “OFF”
(page 51).
• Check that the headphones are not connected.
• Press MUTING on the remote to cancel the
muting function.
• 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 balance parameters in 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 away
from a TV set or fluorescent light.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
• Make sure you have grounded U SIGNAL GND
terminal (only when a turntable is connected).
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
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There is no sound from the center speaker.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
A.F.D., MOVIE or MUSIC).
• Select the CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
(page 32).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 23, 39).
• Make sure the center speaker is set to either
“SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 20).
There is no sound from the surround back
speakers.
• Some discs have no Dolby Digital EX flag even
though the packages have Dolby Digital EX
logos. In this case, set “SB DECODING” to ON
(page 41).
There is no sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard from the surround/surround
back speakers.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
A.F.D., MOVIE or MUSIC).
• Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode (page 32).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 23, 39).
• Make sure the surround speakers are set to either
“SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 21).
• Make sure the surround back speaker is set to
either “DUAL” or “SINGLE” (page 21).
There is no sound from sub woofer.
• When all speakers are set to “LARGE” and
“Neo:6 Cinema” or “Neo:6 Music” is selected,
there is no sound from the sub woofer.
The surround effect cannot be obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
A.F.D., MOVIE or MUSIC).
• Sound fields do not function for the signals with a
sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel sound is
not reproduced.
• Check that the playing DVD, etc. 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.
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
Ground wire
(not supplied)
ANTENNA
FM
AM
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 26).
• Press DISPLAY so that the frequency appears in
the display.
There is no picture or an unclear picture
appears on the TV screen or monitor.
• Select the appropriate input on the receiver.
• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
• Connect your TV to the receiver using the same
type of connecting cord as the one used to connect
the receiver and video component (pages 8, 11 and
13).
Recording cannot be done.
• Check that the components are connected
correctly.
• Select the source component with INPUT
SELECTOR.
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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.
• Check if the command modes of the receiver and
the remote is the same. If the command mode of
the receiver and the remote is different, you
cannot operate the receiver with the remote.
To switch the command mode of the receiver,
press ?/1 while pressing INPUT MODE. Each
time you press ?/1, the command mode switches
between “COMMAND MODE [AV2]” and
“COMMAND MODE [AV1]”. (The initial setting
is “COMMAND MODE [AV2]”.) To switch the
command mode of the remote, see “Selecting the
command mode of the remote” on page 61.
• Make sure you select the correct input on the
remote.
If there is a malfunction, the display shows a
code of two numbers and 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.
DECODE ERROR/CHECK CODE 01
Appears when the signal which the receiver cannot
decode (ex. DTS-CD) is input when “DEC.
PRIORITY” in the CUSTOMIZE menu is set to
“PCM”. Set to “AUTO”.
PROTECTOR/CHECK CODE 11
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 this problem persists, turn off the
receiver and consult your nearest Sony dealer.
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
DISTORTION:
(Models of area code U only)
With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20
– 20,000 Hz; rated 120 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than
0.05% total harmonic distortion from 250
milliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode1)
(8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.05%)
120 W + 120 W
(4 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%)
100 W + 100 W
Reference Power Output1)
(8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.05%)
120 W + 120 W
FRONT2):
120 W
CENTER2):
SURR2):
120 W + 120 W
SURR BACK2):
120 W + 120 W
(4 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%)
100 W + 100 W
FRONT2):
100 W
CENTER2):
100 W + 100 W
SURR2):
SURR BACK2):
100 W + 100 W
1) Measured under the following conditions:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
2) Depending on the sound field settings and the
source, there may be no sound output.
Additional Information
Error messages
Specifications
Frequency response
PHONO
RIAA equalization curve
±0.5 dB
MULTI CH IN,
SA-CD/CD, TAPE,
MD/DAT, DVD,
TV/SAT, VIDEO 1, 2, 3
10 Hz – 100 kHz +0.5/
-2 dB (When MULTI CH
IN DIRECT and
ANALOG DIRECT is
activated)
Reference sections for clearing
the memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 19
Customized sound fields
page 40
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AM tuner section
Inputs (Analog)
PHONO
Sensitivity: 2.5 mV
Impedance: 50 k Ohms
S/N3): 86 dB
(A, 2.5 mV4))
MULTI CH IN,
SA-CD/CD, TAPE,
MD/DAT, DVD,
TV/SAT, VIDEO 1, 2, 3
Sensitivity: 150 mV
Impedance: 50 k Ohms
S/N3): 100 dB
(A, 150 mV4))
3) INPUT SHORT.
4) Weighted network, input level.
Inputs (Digital)
SA-CD/CD, DVD
(Coaxial)
Impedance: 75 Ohms
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
SA-CD/CD, DVD,
TV/SAT, MD/DAT,
VIDEO3 (Optical)
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Tuning range
Antenna
Usable sensitivity
S/N
Harmonic distortion
Selectivity
At 9 kHz:
At 10 kHz:
530 – 1,710 kHz5)
(With 10-kHz tuning scale)
531 – 1,710 kHz5)
(With 9-kHz tuning scale)
Loop antenna
50 dB/m (at 1,000 kHz or
999 kHz)
54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
0.5% (50 mV/m, 400 Hz)
35 dB
40 dB
5) 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 PRESET TUNING +
or TUNING +, 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.
Video section
Outputs
TAPE, MD/DAT (REC
OUT), VIDEO 1, 2
(AUDIO OUT)
Voltage: 150 mV
Impedance: 10 k Ohms
FRONT L/R, CENTER,
SURROUND L/R,
SURROUND BACK
(L/R), SUB WOOFER
Voltage: 2 V
Impedance: 1 k Ohms
Inputs/Outputs
Video:
S-video:
COMPONENT VIDEO:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PB/CB/B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75
ohms
PR/CR/R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75
ohms
80 MHz HD Pass Through
EQUALIZER
Gain levels
±10 dB, 1 dB step
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna
FM wire antenna
Antenna terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Sensitivity
Mono:
18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/75 ohms
Stereo:
38.3 dBf, 22.5 µV/75 ohms
Useable sensitivity
11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono:
76 dB
Stereo:
70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono:
0.3%
Stereo:
0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 Hz – 15 kHz,
+0.5/–2 dB
Selectivity
60 dB at 400 kHz
General
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption
Area code
Power consumption
U
450 W
CA
490 VA
Power consumption (during standby mode)
1W
AC outlets
2 switched,
120 W/1A MAX
Dimensions
430 × 175 × 470 mm
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
21.0 kg
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Supplied accessories
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
AC power cord (1)
Remote commander RM-AAE001 (1)
Remote commander RM-US106A (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (4)
For details on the area code of the component you
are using, see page 3.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional Information
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List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
DISPLAY wf (27)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A.F.D. 7 (30, 31, 34)
BASS ef (41)
DECODE PRIORITY wg (42)
Digital Cinema Sound indicator
5
DIMMER indicator 3 (42)
DIRECT wh (34)
DIRECT indicator 2 (34)
DISPLAY wf (27)
Display 4 (28)
ESCUTCHEON LID qg
FM/AM wa (25, 49)
INPUT MODE qs (38, 50)
INPUT SELECTOR qa (24, 25,
26, 38, 49)
IR receptor qh
MAIN MENU es (20, 25, 27, 37,
38, 39, 40, 41, 47, 48, 49)
MASTER VOLUME q; (24)
MEMORY/ENTER ws (26, 37,
49)
MENU ea (20, 25, 27, 37, 38, 39,
40, 41, 47, 48, 49)
MOVIE 8 (32)
MULTI CH IN wj (24)
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
indicator qf
MUSIC 9 (33, 40)
PHONES jack qj
PRESET TUNING –/+ ql (26)
SPEAKERS switch qk (51)
SURR BACK DECODING wk
(34)
TREBLE ed (41)
TUNING –/+ w; (25)
USER PRESET wd (48)
VIDEO 3 INPUT jacks wl (13)
NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS
2CH 6 (30)
?/1 (power) 1 (19, 20, 50)
–/+ e; (20, 25, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
47, 48, 49)
V OPEN qd
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3
4
qg
5
qf
qd
6 7 8 9
qs
qa
q;
v
qj qk
ql
ef ed
es ea e;
Additional Information
qh
2
w; wawswdwfwgwhwjwk
wl
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Index
A
P
Adjusting
CIS parameters 47
CUSTOMIZE parameters 41
EQUALIZER parameter 40
LEVEL parameter 23, 39, 46
speaker level 23
SPEAKER SET UP parameters 20, 43
SURR SET UP parameters 39, 45
Automatic tuning 25
Preset stations
how to 26
how to tune 26
C
S
Changing
display 27
effect level 39
CIS 47
CIS menu 47
Clearing receiver’s memory 19
CONTROL S 55
Crossover frequency 44
CUSTOMIZE menu 41
Selecting
component 24
front speaker system 51
sound field 32–33
Sleep Timer 50
Sound field
customizing 39
pre-programmed 32–33
resetting 40
selecting 32–33
SPEAKER SET UP menu 20, 43
Speakers
adjusting speaker volume 23
connection 15
impedance 17
placement 15, 18
Supplied accessories 77
SURR SET UP menu 39, 45
D
Digital Cinema Sound 32
Direct tuning 25
DUAL MONO 42
Dubbing. See Recording
E
Editing. See Recording
Effect level 39
EQUALIZER menu 40
I
Indexing. See Naming
R
Recording
on a video tape 52
on an audio tape or MD 51
T
Test tone 23
TUNER menu 25, 49
Tuning
automatically 25
directly 25
preset stations 26
L
Labeling. See Naming
LEVEL menu 39, 46
N
Naming 49
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