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Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DE400
©2006 Sony Corporation
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the
apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Don’t throw away batteries with
general house waste; dispose of
them correctly as chemical waste.
About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model
STR-DE400. Check your model number by
looking at the lower right corner of the front panel.
In this manual, models of area code CEL is used
for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise.
Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in
the text, for example, “Models of area code TW
only”.
• The instructions in this manual describe the
controls on the supplied remote. You can also use
the controls on the receiver if they have the same
or similar names as those on the remote.
About area codes
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the lower right portion of the rear panel
(see the illustration below).
For customers in Europe
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
R
+
L
R
+
L
+
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
+
R
L
FRONT
Area code
Any differences in operation, according to the area
code, are clearly indicated in the text, for example,
“Models of area code AA only”.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are
registered trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Enjoying Surround Sound
Description and location of parts .................. 4
1: Installing speakers................................... 12
2: Connecting speakers ............................... 13
3a: Connecting the audio components ........ 14
3b: Connecting the video components ........ 16
4: Connecting the antennas ......................... 22
5: Preparing the receiver and the remote..... 23
6: Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION) ...................... 24
7: Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance (TEST TONE)........................... 27
Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS Surround
sound (AUTO FORMAT DIRECT) .......42
Selecting a pre-programmed sound field.....43
Using only the front speakers
(2CH STEREO)......................................46
Resetting sound fields to the initial
settings....................................................46
Tuner Operations
Selecting a component ................................ 28
Listening/Watching a component................ 30
Listening to FM/AM radio ..........................47
Storing FM stations automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)..................................48
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
Presetting radio stations...............................49
Using the Radio Data System (RDS) ..........52
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
Amplifier Operations
Other Operations
Navigating through menus .......................... 32
Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) ............ 35
Adjusting the tone (TONE menu) ............... 36
Settings for the surround sound
(SUR menu) ........................................... 36
Settings for the tuner (TUNER menu) ........ 37
Settings for the audio (AUDIO menu) ........ 37
Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu)... 38
Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically (A. CAL menu) ............... 41
Switching the audio input mode
(INPUT MODE).....................................53
Naming inputs .............................................54
Changing the display ...................................54
Using the Sleep Timer .................................55
Playback
Using the Remote
Changing button assignments......................55
Additional Information
Glossary.......................................................56
Precautions ..................................................57
Troubleshooting...........................................58
Specifications ..............................................61
Index ..............................................Back cover
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Getting Started
Description and location of parts
Front panel
1 2
3 45 6
DISPLAY
7
8
9 q; qa qs
2CH
DIMMER
A.F.D.
qd
MOVIE
MUSIC
?/1
AMP MENU
AUTO CAL MIC
MEMORY
PRESET TUNING
+
FM MODE
TUNING
+
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
FM
ENTER
AM
INPUT MODE
PHONES
w;
MASTER
VOLUME
ql
qk
qh
qj
qg
qf
Name
Function
Name
Function
A ?/1
Press to turn the receiver
on or off (page 23, 30, 31,
46, 48).
H Display
B AUTO CAL MIC
jack
Connects to the supplied
ECM-AC2 optimizer
microphone for the Auto
Calibration function (page
24).
The current status of the
selected component or a
list of selectable items
appears here (page 6).
I AMP MENU
Press to display the menu
of the receiver.
J ENTER
Press to store a station or
enter the selection when
selecting the settings
(page 27, 32, 51, 54).
D PRESET TUNING Press to select a preset
+/–
station (page 50).
K 2CH
Press to select 2CH
STEREO mode (page 46).
E DISPLAY
Press to select information
displayed on the display
(page 52, 54).
L A.F.D.
Press to select A.F.D.
mode (page 42).
F DIMMER
Press to adjust the
brightness of the display
(page 41).
M MOVIE,
MUSIC
Press to select sound fields
(MOVIE, MUSIC) (page
43).
G Remote sensor
Receives signals from
remote commander.
N MASTER
VOLUME
Turn to adjust the volume
level of all speakers at the
same time (page 28, 29,
30, 31).
C MEMORY
Press to store a station
(page 49).
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Function
O INPUT MODE
Press to select the input
mode when the same
components are connected
to both digital and analog
jacks (page 53).
P I/i/U/u
After pressing AMP
MENU (I), press I or i
and U or u to select the
settings.
Q Input buttons
Press one of the button to
select the component you
want to use.
R TUNING +/–
Press to scan a station
(page 47, 50).
S FM MODE
Press to select FM
monaural or stereo
reception.
T PHONES jack
Connects to a headphone
(page 59).
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Name
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About the indicators on the display
1
2
3
SW
LFE
SP
4
5
6
; DIGITAL ;PRO LOGIC II DTS
SLEEP OPT COAX
7
D.RANGE
RDS MEMORY
STEREO MONO
L C R
SL S SR
qd
q;
qs qa
9
qf
8
Name
Function
Name
Function
A SW
Lights up when sub woofer
selection is set to “YES” (page
34) and the audio signal is
output from the SUB WOOFER
jack.
E ;PRO
LOGIC (II)
B LFE
Lights up when the disc being
played back contains an LFE
(Low Frequency Effect)
channel and the LFE channel
signal is actually being
reproduced.
C SP
Lights up when the receiver is
turned on. This indicator does
not light up if a headphone is
connected to the PHONES jack.
D ;DIGITAL
Lights up when Dolby Digital
signals are input.
Note
When playing a Dolby Digital
format disc, be sure that you
have made digital connections
and that INPUT MODE is not
set to “ANALOG” (page 53).
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
decoder is activated.
However, both indicators do not
light up if both the center and
surround speakers are set to
“NO” and “A.F.D. AUTO”,
“DOLBY PL”, “PLII MV”, or
“PLII MS” is selected.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro
Logic II decoding do not
function for DTS format
signals.
F DTS
Lights up when DTS signals are
input.
Note
When playing a DTS format
disc, be sure that you have made
digital connections and that
INPUT MODE is not set to
“ANALOG” (page 53).
G MEMORY
Lights up when a memory
function, such as Preset
Memory (page 50), etc., is
activated.
H Preset
station
indicators
Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations
you have preset. For details on
presetting radio stations, see
page 49.
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Function
I Tuner
indicators
Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations
(page 47), etc.
Note
“RDS” appears for models of
area code CEL, CEK only.
J D.RANGE
Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated (page
33).
K COAX
Lights up when INPUT MODE
is set to “AUTO” and the source
signal is a digital signal being
input through the COAXIAL
jack, or when INPUT MODE is
set to “COAX IN” (page 53).
L OPT
Lights up when INPUT MODE
is set to “AUTO” and the source
signal is a digital signal being
input through the OPTICAL
jack, or when INPUT MODE is
set to “OPT IN” (page 53).
M SLEEP
Lights up when the sleep timer
is activated (page 55).
N 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 speaker
settings).
Front Left
Front Right
Center (monaural)
Surround Left
Surround Right
Surround (monaural or the
surround components obtained
by Pro Logic processing)
Example:
Recording format (Front/
Surround): 3/2.1
Output channel: When surround
speaker is set to “NO” (page 34)
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
L
R
C
SL
SR
S
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Name
SW
L C R
SL
SR
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Rear panel
1 2 3
DIGITAL
4
5
6
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
L
+
L
L
R
+
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
A DIGITAL INPUT section
OPTICAL
IN jack
Connects to a DVD
player, etc. The
COAXIAL jack
provides a better
COAXIAL IN quality of loud
jack
sound (page 18,
20).
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
R
L
FRONT
D VIDEO/AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT
section
White (L)
AUDIO IN/
OUT jack
Red (R)
Yellow
Connects the video
and audio jacks of
a VCR or a DVD
player (page 17,
18, 19, 20, 21).
VIDEO IN/
OUT jack*
B AUDIO INPUT section
White (L)
AUDIO IN/
OUT jack
Connects to an MD
deck or CD player,
etc. (page 15).
E COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT/
OUTPUT section
Red (R)
Green
C ANTENNA section
Blue
FM
ANTENNA
Connects to the
FM wire antenna
supplied with this
receiver (page 22).
AM
ANTENNA
Connects to the
AM loop antenna
supplied with this
receiver (page 22).
COMPONENT
VIDEO
INPUT/
OUTPUT
jack*
Red
Connects to a DVD
player, TV, or a
satellite tuner. You
can enjoy high
quality image
(page 17, 19, 20).
F SPEAKER section
Connects to
speakers (page 13).
Connects to sub
woofer (page 13).
* You can watch the selected input image when you
connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV monitor
(page 17).
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Remote commander
Function
A AV ?/1
Press to turn on or off the
Sony audio/video components
that the remote is assigned to
operate (page 55).
If you press ?/1 (B) at the
same time, it will turn off the
receiver and other
components (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
Note
The function of the AV ?/1
switch changes automatically
each time you press the input
buttons (C).
B TV ?/1
Press TV ?/1 and TV (P) at
the same time to turn the TV
on or off.
?/1
Press to turn the receiver on or
off.
To turn off all components,
press ?/1 and AV ?/1 (A) at
the same time (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
RM-AAU006
TV/VIDEO
SLEEP
wg
wf
AUTO
CAL
AV
?/1
TV ?/1
?/1
?/1
1 AV
(on/standby) switch
2 TV ?/1, ?/1
(on/standby) switch
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
3
TUNER AMP MENU
wd
4
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
ws
DUAL MONO
1
2
3
4
5
6
FM MODE
wa
7
w;
8
>10/
-
0/10
9
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
ql
qk
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
qs
g
qd
f
qj
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
qf
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
qg
C Input buttons Press one of the buttons to
select the component you
want to use. When you press
any of the input buttons, the
receiver turns on. The buttons
are factory assigned to control
Sony components as follows.
You can change the button
assignments following the
steps in “Changing button
assignments” on page 55.
TV
qh
Button
Assigned Sony
component
VIDEO 1
VCR (VTR mode 3)
VIDEO 2
VCR (VTR mode 2)
DVD
DVD player
SA-CD/CD Super Audio CD/CD
player
TUNER
Built-in tuner
D AMP MENU
Press to display the menu of
the receiver. Then, use the
control buttons to perform
menu operations.
E MOVIE,
MUSIC
Press to select sound fields for
movie or music.
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remote. You can also use the remote to control
the Sony audio/video components that the
remote is assigned to operate (page 55).
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Name
Function
F DUAL MONO Press to select the language
you want during digital
broadcast.
G FM MODE
Press to select FM monaural
or stereo reception.
H D.TUNING
Press to enter direct tuning
mode.
D.SKIP
I ENTER
MEMORY
J DVD MENU
K TOOLS
Press to skip disc of the CD
player or DVD player (multidisc changer only).
Press to enter the value after
selecting a channel, disc or
track using the numeric
buttons.
Press to display the menu of
the DVD player on the TV
screen. Then, use the control
buttons to perform menu
operations.
Press to display options
applicable to the entire disc
(e.g. disc protection), recorder
(e.g. audio settings during
recording), or multiple items
on a list menu (e.g. erasing
multiple titles).
Press to mute the sound.
M TV VOL
+a)/–
Press TV VOL +/– and TV
(P) at the same time to adjust
the TV volume level.
N MENU
Function
O ./>
Press to skip tracks of the CD
player, DVD player, MD
deck, or tape deck.
REPLAY < / Press to replay the previous
ADVANCE < scene or fast forward the
current scene of the VCR or
DVD player.
m/M
Press to
– search tracks in the forward/
backward direction of the
DVD player.
– fast forward/rewind of the
VCR, CD player, MD deck,
or tape deck.
Ha)
Press to start playback of the
VCR, CD player, DVD player,
MD deck, or tape deck.
X
Press to pause playback or
recording of the VCR, CD
player, DVD player, MD
deck, or tape deck. (Also
starts recording with
components in recording
standby.)
x
Press to stop playback of the
VCR, CD player, DVD player,
MD deck, or tape deck.
TV CH +/–
Press TV CH +/– and TV (P)
at the same time to select
preset TV channels.
PRESET +/–
Press to select
– preset stations.
– preset channels of the VCR
or satellite tuner.
TUNING +/–
Press to scan a station.
Press to store a station.
L MUTING
MASTER
VOL +a)/–
Name
Press to adjust the volume
level of all speakers at the
same time.
Press to display the menus of
the VCR, DVD player, or
satellite tuner on the TV
screen. Then, use the control
buttons to perform menu
operations.
P TV
To activate the buttons with
orange printing, press TV and
the button with orange
printing simultaneously.
Q RETURN/
EXIT O
Press to
– return to the previous menu.
– exit the menu while the
menu or on-screen guide of
the VCR, DVD player, or
satellite tuner is displayed
on the TV screen.
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Function
Name
Function
R Control
buttons
After pressing AMP MENU
(D), DVD MENU (J), or
MENU (N), press the control
button V, v, B or b to select
the settings. When you press
DVD MENU or MENU, press
the control button to enter the
selection.
Y TV/VIDEO
Press TV/VIDEO and TV
(P) at the same time to select
the input signal (TV input or
video input).
S DISPLAY
T -/--
Press to
– select information displayed
on the receiver’s display (for
TUNER input only).
– select information displayed
on the TV screen of the
VCR, satellite tuner, CD
player, DVD player, or MD
deck.
Press -/-- and TV (P) at the
same time to select the
channel entry mode, either
one or two digits of the TV.
>10/
Press to select
– track numbers over 10 of the
VCR, satellite tuner, CD
player or MD deck.
– channel numbers of the
Digital CATV terminal.
CLEAR
Press to
– clear a mistake when you
press the incorrect numeric
button.
– return to continuous
playback, etc. of the satellite
tuner or DVD player.
x
U Numeric
buttons
(number 5a))
Press to
– preset/tune to preset
stations.
– select track numbers of the
CD player, DVD player or
MD deck. Press 0/10 to
select track number 10.
– select channel numbers of
the VCR or satellite tuner.
Press the numeric buttons and
TV (P) at the same time to
select the TV channels.
V 2CH
Press to select 2CH STEREO
mode.
W A.F.D.
Press to select A.F.D. mode.
X AUTO CAL
Press to activate the Auto
Calibration function.
SLEEP
Press to activate the Sleep
Timer function and the
duration which the receiver
turns off automatically.
a) The number 5, MASTER VOL +, TV VOL +, and
H buttons have tactile dots. Use the tactile dots as
references when operating the receiver.
Notes
• Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model.
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
example only. Therefore, depending on the
component, the above operation may not be
possible or may operate differently than described.
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1: Installing speakers
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).
AFront speaker (L)
BFront speaker (R)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (L)
ESurround speaker (R)
FSub woofer
Tip
Since the sub woofer does not emit highly
directional signals, you can place it wherever you
want.
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2: Connecting speakers
Getting Started
F
C
A
B
Y
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
R
+
L
L
R
+
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
VIDEO 1
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
FRONT
B
E
D
B
A
A Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
B Speaker cords (not supplied)
AFront speaker (L)
BFront speaker (R)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (L)
ESurround speaker (R)
FSub woofera)
a)
When you connect a sub woofer with an auto
standby function, turn off the function when
watching movies. If the auto standby function is
set to ON, it turns to standby mode automatically
based on the level of the input signal to a sub
woofer, then sound may not be output.
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3a: Connecting the audio components
How to hook up your
components
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this receiver.
After hooking up all your components,
proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas” (page
22).
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Connecting audio components
Getting Started
The following illustration shows how to
connect a component which has analog jacks
such as Super Audio CD player or CD player.
Super Audio CD
player/CD player
A
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
A Audio cord (not supplied)
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3b: Connecting the video components
How to hook up your
components
Video input/output jack to be
connected
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this receiver. Before you begin,
refer to “Component to be connected” below
for the pages which describe how to connect
each component.
After hooking up all your components,
proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas” (page
22).
The image quality depends on the connecting
jack. Refer to the illustration that follows.
Select the connection according to the jacks on
your components.
TV monitor, etc.
INPUT jack
COMPONENT
VIDEO
VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO
VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO
VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO
VIDEO
Component to be connected
Component
Page
TV monitor
17
DVD player/DVD recorder
18
Satellite tuner
20
VCR
21
Receiver MONITOR
OUT jack
Receiver INPUT
jack
Video component
OUTPUT jack
High quality image
Notes
• Connect image display components such as a TV
monitor or a projector to the MONITOR OUT jack
on the receiver.
• Turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a
playback component are being output to a TV
through the receiver. If the power supply of the
receiver is not on, neither video nor audio is
transmitted.
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Notes
Hooking up a TV monitor
The image from a visual component connected
to this receiver can be displayed on a TV
screen.
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect video cords according to the jacks of
your components.
Tip
You can watch the selected input image when you
connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV monitor.
TV monitor
A
DIGITAL
B
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
A Video cord (not supplied)
B Component video cord (not supplied)
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• Connect image display components such as a TV
monitor or a projector to the MONITOR OUT jack
on the receiver.
• Turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a
playback component are being output to a TV via
the receiver. If the power supply of the receiver is
not turned on, neither video nor audio is
transmitted.
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Notes
Hooking up a DVD player/DVD
recorder
• To input multi channel digital audio from the DVD
player, set the digital audio output setting on the
DVD player. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the DVD player.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the
plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
The following illustration shows how to
connect a DVD player/DVD recorder.
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
Tip
All the digital audio jacks are compatible with
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling
frequencies.
1 Connecting audio
DVD player
DVD recorder
C
A
B
B
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
SPEAKER
A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
B Audio cord (not supplied)
C Optical digital cord (not supplied)
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2 Connecting video
Getting Started
DVD player
B
A
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
A
DVD recorder
A Video cord (not supplied)
B Component video cord (not supplied)
If you connect a DVD recorder
• Be sure to change the factory setting of the
VIDEO 1 input button on the remote so that
you can use the button to control your DVD
recorder. For details, see “Changing button
assignments” (page 55).
• You can also rename the VIDEO 1 input so
that it can be displayed on the receiver’s
display. For details, see “Naming inputs”
(page 54).
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Notes
Hooking up a satellite tuner
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the
plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
The following illustration shows how to
connect a satellite tuner.
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
Tip
All the digital audio jacks are compatible with
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling
frequencies.
Satellite tuner
B
A
DIGITAL
C
D
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
A Audio cord (not supplied)
B Optical digital cord (not supplied)
C Video cord (not supplied)
D Component video cord (not supplied)
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Getting Started
Hooking up components with
analog video and audio jack
The following illustration shows how to
connect a component which has analog jacks
such as a VCR, etc.
VCR
A
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
A Audio/video cord (not supplied)
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4: Connecting the antennas
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and
FM wire antenna.
FM wire antenna (supplied)
AM loop antenna (supplied)
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
Y
OPTICAL
VIDEO 1
IN
PB/CB
/B–Y
MONITOR
AM
VIDEO 2
IN
PR/CR
/R–Y
VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
DVD
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVD IN
R
COAXIAL
L
+
L
L
L
+
+
AUDIO
OUT
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD DVD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
SURROUND
CENTER
SPEAKERS
* The shape of the connector varies depending on
the area code of this receiver.
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna
away from the receiver and other components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as
horizontal as possible.
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Connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
AC power cord
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using the receiver for the first time,
initialize the receiver by performing the
following procedure. This procedure can also
be used to return settings you have made to
their factory defaults.
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1,2
DISPLAY
2CH
DIMMER
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
?/1
AMP MENU
AUTO CAL MIC
MEMORY
PRESET TUNING
+
FM MODE
TUNING
+
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
ENTER
MASTER
VOLUME
AM
INPUT MODE
PHONES
R
FM
L
+
3
R
L
FRONT
To the wall outlet
1
Press ?/1 to turn off the
receiver.
2
Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.
“PUSH” and “ENTER” appears on the
display alternately.
Note
Install this system so that the power cord can be
unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the
event of trouble.
3
Press ENTER.
After “CLEARING” appears on the
display for a while, “CLEARED”
appears.
The following items are reset to their
factory settings.
• All settings in the LEVEL, TONE,
SUR, TUNER, AUDIO and SYSTEM
menus.
• The sound field memorized for each
input and preset station.
• All sound field parameters.
• All preset stations.
• All index names for inputs and preset
stations.
• MASTER VOLUME is set to “VOL
MIN”.
• Input is set to “DVD”.
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5: Preparing the receiver
and the remote
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Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the
RM-AAU006 remote commander.
Observe the correct polarity when installing
batteries.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with old ones.
• Do not mix alkaline batteries and other kinds of
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries to
avoid possible damage from battery leakage and
corrosion.
6: Calibrating the
appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION)
This receiver is equipped with D.C.A.C.
(Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
Technology which allows you to perform
automatic calibration as follows:
• Check the connection between each speaker
and the receiver.
• Adjust the speaker level.
• Measure the distance of each speaker to your
listening position.
You can also adjust the speaker levels and
balance manually. For details, see
“7: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance
(TEST TONE)” (page 27).
Before you perform Auto
Calibration
DISPLAY
2CH
DIMMER
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
?/1
AMP MENU
AUTO CAL MIC
Tip
MEMORY
PRESET TUNING
+
FM MODE
TUNING
+
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
FM
ENTER
MASTER
VOLUME
AM
INPUT MODE
PHONES
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last
for about 3 months. When the remote no longer
operates the receiver, replace all the batteries with
new ones.
VIDEO 1
1
1
Connect the supplied ECM-AC2
optimizer microphone to the
AUTO CAL MIC jack.
2
Place the optimizer
microphone at your listening
position.
3
Place the speakers so that the
speakers are facing the
optimizer microphone.
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Tips
Performing Auto Calibration
AUTO
CAL
TV/VIDEO
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
TV ?/1
?/1
AV
?/1
?/1
switch
The table below shows the display when
measurement starts.
Measurement for
Display
Environment noise level
NOISE.CHK
Speaker connection
MEASURE and SP
DET. appears
alternately*
Speaker level
MEASURE and
GAIN appears
alternately*
Speaker distance
MEASURE and
DISTANCE appears
alternately*
* The corresponding speaker indicator lights up in
the display during measurement.
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Input
buttons
When measurement ends, “COMPLETE”
appears on the display and the settings are
registered.
MUSIC
Notes
• Auto Calibration cannot detect the sub woofer.
Therefore, all sub woofer settings will be
maintained.
• You cannot select Auto Calibration when
headphone is connected.
• The measurement process will take a few minutes
to complete.
DUAL MONO
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
MUTING
F
Control
button
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
MASTER
VOL +/–
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
Press AUTO CAL.
The follwing appears on the display.
A.CAL [5] t A.CAL [4] t A.CAL [3] t
A.CAL [2] t A.CAL [1]
Tips
• When Auto Calibration starts:
– Stand some distance from the speakers and the
listening position to avoid measurement failure.
This is because test signals are output from the
speakers during measurement.
– Avoid making noise to get a more accurate
measurement.
• The Auto Calibration function will be canceled
when you do the following during the
measurement process:
– Press ?/1, input buttons or MUTING.
– Change the volume level.
– Press AUTO CAL again.
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• You can also fix the optimizer microphone to a
tripod (not supplied) and place the tripod at your
listening position.
• Be sure to remove any obstacles in the path
between the optimizer microphone and the
speakers.
• When you face the speaker towards the optimizer
microphone, you will get a more accurate
measurement.
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Error and warning codes
Error codes
When an error is detected during Auto
Calibration, an error code will appear on the
display cyclically after each measurement
process as follows:
Error code t blank display t (error code t
blank display)a) t PUSH t blank display
t ENTER
a)
Appears when there are more than one error code.
To rectify the error
1 Record down the error code.
2 Press the control button.
You can also use ENTER on the receiver.
3 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
4 Rectify the error.
For details, see “Error code and remedies”
below.
5 Turn on the receiver and perform Auto
Calibration again (page 25).
Warning codes
During Auto Calibration, the warning code
provides information on the measurement
result. The warning code will appear on the
display cyclically as follows:
Warning code t blank display t (warning
code t blank display)b) t PUSH t blank
display t ENTER
b) Appears
when there are more than one warning
code.
You can choose to ignore the warning code as
the Auto Calibration function will
automatically adjust the settings. You can also
change the settings manually.
To change the settings
manually
1 Record down the warning code.
2 Press the control button.
You can also use ENTER on the receiver.
3 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
4 Follow the solution provided in the
“Warning code and solution” below.
Error code and remedies
Error
code
Explanation
Calibration again (page 25).
Remedies
ERROR 10 The environment Make sure the
is too noisy.
environment is
quiet during Auto
Calibration.
ERROR 11 The speakers are
placed too near
the optimizer
microphone.
5 Turn on the receiver and perform Auto
Place your speakers
further away from
the optimizer
microphone.
ERROR 20 Front speakers
Check the front
are not detected speaker
or only one front connection.
speaker is
detected.
ERROR 21 Only one
Check the surround
surround speaker speaker
is detected.
connection.
Warning code and solution
Warning
code
Explanation
Solution
WARN. 40 The environment Make sure the
is noisy.
environment is
quiet during Auto
Calibration.
WARN. 60 The front speakers Reposition your
balance are out of front speakers.c)
range.
WARN. 62 The center speaker Reposition your
level is out of
center speaker.d)
range.
WARN. 63 The surround left Reposition your
speaker level is out surround left
of range.
speaker.e)
WARN. 64 The surround right Reposition your
speaker level is out surround right
of range.
speaker.f)
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Warning
code
Explanation
Solution
WARN. 72 The center speaker Reposition your
distance is out of center speaker.d)
range.
WARN. 73 The surround left Reposition your
speaker distance is surround left
out of range.
speaker.e)
WARN. 74 The surround right Reposition your
speaker distance is surround right
out of range.
speaker.f)
7: Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
(TEST TONE)
You can adjust the speaker levels and balance
while listening to the test tone from your
listening position.
Tip
The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
c)
For details, refer “Front speaker distance”
(page 39).
d)
For details, refer “Center speaker distance”
(page 39).
e) For details, refer “Surround left speaker distance”
(page 40).
f)
For details, refer “Surround right speaker
distance” (page 40).
TV/VIDEO
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
TV ?/1
?/1
AV
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
MUSIC
DUAL MONO
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
2-5
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
1
MASTER
VOL +/–
MENU
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
2
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
menu.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
3
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select “T. TONE”.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
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WARN. 70 The front speakers Reposition your
distance are out of front speakers.c)
range.
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4
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
parameter.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
5
Playback
Selecting a component
SYSTEM STANDBY
1
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select “T. TONE
Y”.
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
The test tone is output from each speaker
in sequence as follows:
Front left t Center t Front right t
Surround right t Surround left t
Sub woofer
6
DVD
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MUSIC
DUAL MONO
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
Adjust the speaker levels and
balance using the LEVEL menu
so that the level of the test tone
sounds the same from each
speaker.
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
MUTING
F
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
3
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
For details, see “Adjusting the level
(LEVEL menu)” (page 35).
Tips
• To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/–. You can also
use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
• The adjusted value are shown on the display
during adjustment.
7
1
Press the input button to select
a component.
The selected input appears on the display.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to select
“T. TONE N”.
The test tone turns off.
Selected input
[Display]
Components that can
be played back
VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2
[VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2]
VCR, etc., connected to
the VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2
jack
DVD
[DVD]
DVD player, etc.,
connected to DVD jack
SA-CD/CD
[SA-CD/CD]
Super Audio CD/CD
player, etc., connected to
the SA-CD/CD jack
TUNER
Built-in radio tuner
[FM or AM band]
2
Turn on the component and
start playback.
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Press MASTER VOL +/– to
adjust the volume.
You can also use MASTER VOLUME on
the receiver.
Playback
To mute the sound
Press MUTING.
The muting function will be canceled when
you do the following.
• Press MUTING again.
• Increase the volume.
• Turn off the receiver.
To avoid damaging your
speakers
Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn
down the volume level.
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Listening/Watching a component
Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD
TV/VIDEO
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
AV
?/1
TV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
MUSIC
2
3
DISPLAY
DUAL MONO
2CH
DIMMER
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
?/1
FM MODE
7
8
>10/
-
0/10
9
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
AMP MENU
ENTER
MASTER
VOLUME
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
AUTO CAL MIC
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
MEMORY
FM MODE
5
PRESET TUNING
TUNING
5
3
+
+
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
FM
AM
INPUT MODE
PHONES
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
TV
Notes
• The operation is described for a
Sony Super Audio CD player.
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
Super Audio CD player or CD
player.
Tips
• You can select the sound field to
suit the music. Refer to page 43
for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Classical: HALL
Jazz: JAZZ
Live concert: CONCERT
• You can listen to the sound that
was recorded in the 2 channel
format from all speakers (multi
channel). Refer to page 42 for
details.
1
Turn on the Super Audio CD player/CD
player, then place the disc on the tray.
2
3
4
5
6
Turn on the receiver.
Press SA-CD/CD.
Playback the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished listening to the
Super Audio CD/CD, eject the disc and turn
off the receiver and Super Audio CD player/
CD player.
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Watching a DVD
TV/VIDEO
SLEEP
AUTO
CAL
AV
?/1
TV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
MUSIC
DISPLAY
DUAL MONO
2CH
DIMMER
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
Playback
2CH
2
3
?/1
FM MODE
7
8
>10/
-
0/10
9
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
AMP MENU
ENTER
MASTER
VOLUME
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
AUTO CAL MIC
MEMORY
PRESET TUNING
FM MODE
7
TUNING
+
+
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
FM
AM
INPUT MODE
PHONES
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
7
3
TV
Notes
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV and DVD player.
• Check the following if you
cannot listen to multi channel
sound.
– Be sure this receiver is
connected to the DVD player
via a digital connection.
– Be sure the digital audio
output of the DVD player is
set up properly.
Tips
• Select the sound format of the
disc to be played, if necessary.
• You can select the sound field to
suit the movie/music. Refer to
page 43 for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Movie: C.ST.EX
Music: CONCERT
1
2
3
4
Turn on the TV and DVD player.
5
Set up the DVD player.
Turn on the receiver.
Press DVD.
Switch the input of the TV so that an image
of the DVD is displayed.
Refer to “Quick Setup Guide” supplied with the receiver.
6
7
8
Playback the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished watching the DVD,
eject the disc and turn off the receiver, TV
and DVD player.
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Amplifier Operations
Navigating through
menus
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
5
By using the amplifier menus, you can make
various adjustments to customize the receiver.
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
1
MUSIC
DUAL MONO
FM MODE
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10/
-
0/10
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
TOOLS MUTING
F
2-6
G
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select the setting
you want.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
The setting is entered automatically.
To return to the previous
display
Press control button B.
You can also use I on the receiver.
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
1
6
D.TUNING
CLEAR
DISPLAY
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
parameter.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select the
parameter you want to adjust.
To exit the menu
Press AMP MENU.
Note
Some parameters and settings may appear dimmed
on the display. This means that they are either
unavailable or fixed and unchangeable.
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
2
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select the menu
you want.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
3
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
menu.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
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Overview of the menus
The following options are available in each
menu. For details on navigating through
menus, see page 32.
Parameters
[Display]
LEVEL (35)
[1-LEVEL]
TONE (36)
[2-TONE]
SUR (36)
[3-SUR]
TUNER (37)
[4-TUNER]
Settings
Initial
setting
Test tonea) [T. TONE]
T. TONE Y, T. TONE N
T. TONE N
Front speaker balancea)
[FRT BAL]
BAL. L +1 to BAL. L +8, BALANCE, BALANCE
BAL. R +1 to BAL. R +8
Center speaker level
[CNT LVL]
CNT –10 dB to CNT +10 dB
(1 dB step)
CNT 0 dB
Surround left speaker level
[SL LVL]
SUR L –10 dB to SUR L +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SUR L 0 dB
Surround right speaker level
[SR LVL]
SUR R –10 dB to SUR R +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SUR R 0 dB
Sub woofer level
[SW LVL]
SW –10 dB to SW +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SW 0 dB
Dynamic range compressora)
[D. RANGE]
COMP. OFF, COMP. STD,
COMP. MAX
COMP. OFF
Front speaker bass level
[BASS LVL]
BASS –6 dB to BASS +6 dB
(1 dB step)
BASS 0 dB
Front speaker treble level
[TRE LVL]
TRE –6 dB to TRE +6 dB
(1 dB step)
TRE 0 dB
Sound field selectiona)
[S.F. SELCT]
2CH ST., A.F.D. AUTO, DOLBY PL,
PLII MV, PLII MS, MULTI ST.,
C.ST.EX A, C.ST.EX B, C.ST.EX C,
HALL, JAZZ, CONCERT
2CH ST. for:
TUNER,
SA-CD/CD;
A.F.D. AUTO
for:
DVD,
VIDEO 1, 2
Effect levela) [EFFECT]
EFCT. MIN, EFCT. STD,
EFCT. MAX
EFCT. STD
FM station receiving modea)
[FM MODE]
FM AUTO, FM MONO
FM AUTO
Naming preset stationsa)
[NAME IN]
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[Display]
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Menu
[Display]
Parameters
[Display]
Settings
Initial
setting
AUDIO (37)
[5-AUDIO]
Digital audio input decoding
prioritya) [DEC. PRI.]
DEC. AUTO, DEC. PCM
DEC. AUTO
for:
VIDEO 1, 2;
DEC. PCM for:
DVD
Digital broadcast language
selectiona) [DUAL]
DUAL M/S, DUAL M, DUAL S,
DUAL M+S
DUAL M
A/V Synca) [A.V. SYNC.]
A.V.SYNC. Y, A.V.SYNC. N
A.V.SYNC. N
Sub woofera)
[SW SPK]
YES, NO
YES
Front speakersa)
[FRT SPK]
LARGE, SMALL
LARGE
Center speakersa)
[CNT SPK]
LARGE, SMALL, NO
LARGE
Surround speakersa)
[SUR SPK]
LARGE, SMALL, NO
LARGE
Front speaker distancea)
[FRT DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(0.1 m step)
DIST. 3.0 m
Center speaker distancea)
[CNT DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(0.1 m step)
DIST. 3.0 m
Surround left speaker distancea) DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
[SL DIST.]
(0.1 m step)
DIST. 3.0 m
Surround right speaker
distancea)
[SR DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(0.1 m step)
DIST. 3.0 m
Surround speaker positiona)
[SUR POS.]
SIDE/LO, SIDE/HI, BEHD/LO,
BEHD/HI
SIDE/LO
Speaker crossover frequencya)
[CRS. FREQ]
CRS. > 40 Hz to CRS. > 160 Hz
CRS. > 100 Hz
Brightness of the displaya)
[DIMMER]
0% dim, 40% dim, 70% dim
0% dim
Auto Calibrationa)
[AUTO CAL.]
A.CAL YES, A.CAL NO
A.CAL NO
a)
Naming inputs [NAME IN]
SYSTEM (38)
[6-SYSTEM]
A. CAL (41)
[7-A. CAL]
a) For
details, refer to the page in the parentheses.
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Adjusting the level
(LEVEL menu)
LEVEL menu parameters
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the
sound track. This may be useful when you
want to watch movies at low volumes late at
night. Dynamic range compression is possible
with Dolby Digital sources only.
• COMP. OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• COMP. STD
The dynamic range is compressed as
intended by the recording engineer.
• COMP. MAX
The dynamic range is compressed
dramatically.
x T. TONE (Test tone)
Tip
Lets you adjust the speaker levels and balance
while listening to the test tone from your
listening position. For details, see “7:
Adjusting the speaker levels and balance
(TEST TONE)” (page 27).
Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the
dynamic range information included in the Dolby
Digital signal.
“COMP. STD” is the standard setting, but it only
enacts light compression. Therefore, we recommend
using the “COMP. MAX” setting. This greatly
compresses the dynamic range and lets you view
movies late at night at low volumes. Unlike analog
limiters, the levels are predetermined and provide a
very natural compression.
x FRT BAL (Front speaker
balance)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left
and right speakers.
x CNT LVL (Center speaker level)
x SL LVL (Surround left speaker
level)
x SR LVL (Surround right speaker
level)
x SW LVL (Sub woofer level)
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You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the
balance and level of each speaker. These
settings are applied to all sound fields.
Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 32) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 33).
x D. RANGE (Dynamic range
compressor)
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Adjusting the tone
(TONE menu)
You can use the TONE menu to adjust the
tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front
speakers. These settings are applied to all
sound fields.
Select “2-TONE” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 32) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 33).
Settings for the surround
sound
(SUR menu)
You can use the SUR menu to select the sound
field you want for your listening pleasure.
Select “3-SUR” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 32) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 33).
TONE menu parameters
SUR menu parameters
x BASS LVL (Front speaker bass
level)
x S.F. SELCT (Sound field
selection)
x TRE LVL (Front speaker treble
level)
Lets you select the sound field you want. For
details, see “Enjoying Surround Sound” (page
42).
Note
The receiver lets you apply the last selected sound
field to an input whenever it is selected (Sound Field
Link). For example, if you select HALL for the
SA-CD/CD input, then change to a different input
and then return to SA-CD/CD, HALL will
automatically be applied again.
x EFFECT (Effect level)
Lets you adjust the “presence” of the surround
effect for sound fields selected with the
MOVIE or MUSIC buttons and for “HP
THEA” sound field.
• EFCT. MIN
The surround effect is minimum.
• EFCT. STD
The surround effect is standard.
• EFCT. MAX
The surround effect is maximum.
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Settings for the audio
(TUNER menu)
(AUDIO menu)
You can use the TUNER menu to set the FM
station receiving mode and to name preset
stations.
Select “4-TUNER” in the amplifier menus.
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 32) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 33).
You can use the AUDIO menu to make settings
for the audio to suit your preference.
Select “5-AUDIO” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 32) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 33).
AUDIO menu parameters
TUNER menu parameters
x FM MODE (FM station receiving
mode)
• FM AUTO
This receiver will decode the signal as stereo
signal when the radio station is broadcast in
stereo.
• FM MONO
This receiver will decode the signal as mono
signal regardless of the broadcast signal.
x NAME IN (Naming preset
stations)
Lets you set the name of preset stations. For
details, see “Naming preset stations” (page
51).
x DEC. PRI. (Digital audio input
decoding priority)
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital
signal input to the DIGITAL IN jacks.
• DEC. AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode
between DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM.
• DEC. PCM
PCM signals are given priority (to prevent
interruption when playback starts).
However, when other signals are input, there
may be no sound depending on the format.
In this case, set to “DEC. AUTO”.
Note
When set to “DEC. AUTO” and the sound from the
digital audio jacks (for CD, etc.) is interrupted when
playback starts, set to “DEC. PCM”.
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x DUAL (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.
• DUAL M/S (Main/Sub)
Sound of the main language will be output
through the front left speaker and sound of
the sub language will be output through the
front right speaker simultaneously.
• DUAL M (Main)
Sound of the main language will be output.
• DUAL S (Sub)
Sound of the sub language will be output.
• DUAL M+S (Main + Sub)
Mixed sound of both the main and sub
languages will be output.
x A.V. SYNC. (A/V Sync)
• A.V.SYNC. Y (Yes) (Delay time: 68 ms)
The audio output is delayed so that the time
gap between the audio output and visual
display is minimized.
• A.V.SYNC. N (No) (Delay time: 0 ms)
The audio output is not delayed.
Notes
• This parameter is useful when you use a large LCD
or plasma monitor or a projector.
• This parameter is valid only when you use a sound
field selected with the 2CH or A.F.D. buttons.
• This parameter is not valid when PCM 96 kHz or
DTS 2048 signals are input.
x NAME IN (Naming inputs)
Lets you set the name of inputs. For details, see
“Naming inputs” (page 54).
Settings for the system
(SYSTEM menu)
You can use the SYSTEM menu to set the size
and distance of the speakers connected to this
system.
Select “6-SYSTEM” in the amplifier menus.
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 32) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 33).
SYSTEM menu parameters
x SW SPK (Sub woofer)
• YES
If you have connected a sub woofer, select
“YES”.
• NO
If you have not connected a sub woofer,
select “NO”. This activates the bass
redirection circuitry and outputs the LFE
signals from other speakers.
Tip
In order to take full advantage of the Dolby Digital
bass redirection circuitry, we recommend setting the
sub woofer’s cut off frequency as high as possible.
x FRT SPK (Front 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”, the 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, and surround
speakers are also automatically set to
“SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”).
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Tip
• 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
If you have not connected a center speaker,
select “NO”. The sound of the center
channel will be output from the front
speakers.
The “LARGE” and “SMALL” settings for each
speaker determine whether 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, since bass sounds have a certain amount of
directionality, it is 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 tone to boost the bass levels.
For details, see page 33.
x SUR SPK (Surround speakers)
• 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 have not connected surround
speakers, select “NO”.
x FRT DIST. (Front speaker
distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the front speakers (A). If both
front speakers are not placed an equal distance
from your listening position, set the distance as
the average distance between the front
speakers.
B
A
30˚
100˚-120˚
C
30˚
A
100˚-120˚
D
x CNT DIST. (Center speaker
distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the center speaker. Center speaker
distance should be set from a distance equal to
the front speaker distance (A) to a distance
1.5 meters closer to your listening position
(B).
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x CNT SPK (Center speaker)
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x SL DIST. (Surround left speaker
distance)
x SUR POS.
(Surround speaker position)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround left speaker. Surround
left speaker distance should be set from a
distance equal to the front speaker distance
(A) to a distance 4.5 meters closer to your
listening position (C).
Lets you specify the location of your surround
speakers for proper implementation of the
surround effects in the Cinema Studio EX
modes (page 44). This setup item is not
available when the surround speakers are set to
“NO” (page 34).
x SR DIST. (Surround right
speaker distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround right speaker.
Surround right speaker distance should be set
from a distance equal to the front speaker
distance (A) to a distance 4.5 meters closer to
your listening position (D).
Tip
The receiver lets you to input the speaker position in
terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set
the center speaker further than the front speakers.
Also, the center speaker cannot be set more than
1.5 meter closer from the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set
further away from the listening position than the
front speakers. And they can be no more than
4.5 meter closer. This is because incorrect speaker
placement is not conducive to the enjoyment of
surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer
than the actual location of the speakers will cause a
delay in the output of the sound from that speaker. In
other words, the speaker will sound like it is further
away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance
1-2 meter 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!
• SIDE/LO
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and C.
• SIDE/HI
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and D.
• BEHD/LO
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and C.
• BEHD/HI
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and D.
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Tip
Calibrating the
appropriate settings
automatically
(A. CAL menu)
For details, see “6: Calibrating the appropriate
settings automatically (AUTO
CALIBRATION)” (page 24).
x CRS. FREQ (Speaker crossover
frequency)
Lets you set the bass crossover frequency of
the speakers that have been set to “SMALL”
on the SYSTEM menu. This setup item is only
available when at least one speaker is set to
“SMALL” and the corresponding speaker
indicator flashes on the display.
x DIMMER (Brightness of the
display)
Lets you adjust the brightness in 3 steps.
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Surround speaker position is designed specifically
for implementation of the Cinema Studio EX modes.
For other sound fields, speaker position is not so
critical.
Those sound fields were designed under the premise
that the surround speakers would be located behind
the listening position, but presentation remains fairly
consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
surround effects become unclear unless set to
“SIDE/LO” or “SIDE/HI”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, such as wall reflections, and you may
obtain better results using “BEHD/HI” if your
speakers are located high above the listening
position, even if they are located to the immediate
left and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting
contrary to the above explanation, we recommend
that you playback multi channel surround encoded
software and select the setting that provides a good
sense of spaciousness and that best succeeds in
forming a cohesive space between the surround
sound from the surround speakers and the sound of
the front speakers. If you are not sure which sounds
best, select “BEHD/LO” or “BEHD/HI” and then
use the speaker distance parameter and speaker level
adjustments to obtain proper balance.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Enjoying Dolby Digital
and DTS Surround sound
(AUTO FORMAT DIRECT)
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select
the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel
stereo sound as multi channel sound.
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
A.F.D.
MUSIC
DUAL MONO
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select
the sound field you want.
For details, see “Types of A.F.D. mode” (page
42).
Types of A.F.D. mode
Decoding
mode
A.F.D. mode
[Display]
Multi channel
audio after
decoding
Effect
(Detecting
automatically)
A.F.D. AUTO
[A.F.D. AUTO]
(Detecting
automatically)
Presents the sound as it was recorded/
encoded without adding any surround effects.
However, this receiver will generate a low
frequency signal for output to the sub woofer
when there is no LFE signals.
4 channel
Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The
source recorded in 2 channel format is
decoded into 4.1 channels.
Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC
[DOLBY PL]
Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC II MOVIE 5 channel
II
[PLII MV]
(Multi Stereo)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for movies
encoded in Dolby Surround. In addition, this
mode can reproduce sound in 5.1 channel for
watching videos of overdubbed or old
movies.
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC 5 channel
[PLII MS]
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal
stereo sources such as CDs.
MULTI STEREO
[MULTI ST.]
Outputs 2 channel left/right signals from all
speakers. However, sound may not be output
from certain speakers depending on the
speaker settings.
(Multi Stereo)
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If you connect a sub woofer
This receiver will generate a low frequency
signal for output to the sub woofer when there
is no LFE signal, which is a low-pass sound
effect output from a sub woofer to a 2 channel
signal.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding
do not function for DTS format signals.
Selecting a preprogrammed sound field
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home.
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
2CH
MUSIC
A.F.D.
1
2
3
4
5
6
MOVIE
FM MODE
Press MOVIE repeatedly to select a
sound field for movies or press
MUSIC repeatedly to select a sound
field for music.
For details, see “Types of sound field
available” (page 44).
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Types of sound field available
Sound field
for
Sound field
[Display]
Effect
Movie
CINEMA STUDIO EX A
DCS [C.ST.EX A]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production
studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any
type of movie.
CINEMA STUDIO EX B
DCS [C.ST.EX B]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater” cinema production
studio. This mode is ideal for watching science-fiction or
action movies with lots of sound effects.
CINEMA STUDIO EX C
DCS [C.ST.EX C]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal for watching
musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the
soundtrack.
Music
Headphone
HALL [HALL]
Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
JAZZ CLUB [JAZZ]
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
LIVE CONCERT
[CONCERT]
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
HEADPHONE 2CH
[HP 2CH]
This mode is selected automatically if you use headphone
when 2 channel mode (page 46)/A.F.D. mode (page 42) is
selected. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass
the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats
are downmixed to 2 channels.
HEADPHONE THEATER
DCS [HP THEA]
This mode is selected automatically if you use headphone
when sound field for movie/music is selected. It allows you to
experience a theater-like environment while listening through
a pair of headphones.
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About DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound)
Sound fields with DCS mark use DCS
technology.
DCS is a unique sound reproduction
technology for home theater developed by
Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures
Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and
powerful sound of movie theaters at home.
With this “Digital Cinema Sound” developed
by integrating a DSP (Digital signal processor)
and measured data, the ideal sound field
intended by film makers can be experienced at
home.
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.
Tip
You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc., by looking at the logo on the package.
•
: Dolby Digital discs
•
: Dolby Surround
encoded programs
•
: DTS Digital Surround encoded programs
To turn off the surround effect
for movie/music
Press 2CH to select “2CH ST.” or press A.F.D.
repeatedly to select “A.F.D. AUTO”.
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About CINEMA STUDIO EX
modes
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
• This function does not work signals with a
sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
• When one of the following sound fields is selected,
no sound is output from the sub woofer if all the
speakers are set to “LARGE” on the SYSTEM
menu. However, the sound will be output from the
sub woofer if the digital input signal contains LFE
signals, or if the front or surround speakers are set
to “SMALL”.
– HALL
– JAZZ
– CONCERT
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Using only the front
speakers
(2CH STEREO)
In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front left/right speakers only. There is
no sound from the sub woofer.
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to 2
channel.
Resetting sound fields to
the initial settings
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1,2
2
DISPLAY
2CH
DIMMER
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
?/1
AMP MENU
AUTO CAL MIC
PHONES
MEMORY
PRESET TUNING
+
FM MODE
TUNING
+
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
FM
ENTER
MASTER
VOLUME
AM
INPUT MODE
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
MUSIC
2CH
DUAL MONO
Press 2CH.
Note
No sound is output from the sub woofer in the 2CH
STEREO mode. To listen to 2 channel stereo sources
using the front left/right speakers and a sub woofer,
select “A.F.D. AUTO” (page 42).
1
2
Press ?/1 to turn off the power.
While holding down 2CH, press
?/1.
“S.F. CLR.” appears on the display and all
sound fields are reset to their initial
setting.
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Tuner Operations
You can also use FM or AM on the
receiver.
Listening to FM/AM radio
You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through the built-in tuner. Before operation,
make sure you have connected the FM and
AM antennas to the receiver (page 22).
Tip
The tuning scale differs depending on the area code
as shown in the following table. For details on area
codes, see page 2.
FM
AM
CEL, CEK, AU, TW,
KR, TH6
50 kHz
9 kHz
Automatic tuning
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
2
Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
Press TUNING + to scan from low to
high; press TUNING – to scan from high
to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
In case of poor FM stereo
reception
If the FM stereo reception is poor and
“STEREO” flashes on the display, select
monaural audio so that the sound will be less
distorted.
Press FM MODE repeatedly until the
“MONO” indicator lights up on the display.
To return to stereo mode, press FM MODE
repeatedly until the “MONO” indicator on the
display do not light up.
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
MUSIC
1
DUAL MONO
FM MODE
7
8
>10/
-
0/10
9
FM MODE
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
TUNING +
H
M
2
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Area code
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
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Direct tuning
Enter the frequency of a station directly by
using the numeric buttons.
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
(AUTOBETICAL)
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
1
DUAL MONO
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
FM MODE
>10/
-
0/10
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
1
D.TUNING
Storing FM stations
automatically
2
4
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and
FM RDS stations in alphabetical order without
redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the
stations with the clearest signals.
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by
one, see “Presetting radio stations” (page 49).
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1,2
You can also use FM or AM on the
receiver.
DISPLAY
AMP MENU
AUTO CAL MIC
2
3
Press D.TUNING.
4
MEMORY
PRESET TUNING
+
FM MODE
TUNING
+
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
FM
ENTER
MASTER
VOLUME
AM
INPUT MODE
PHONES
Press the numeric buttons to
enter the frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
2CH
DIMMER
?/1
2
1
Press ?/1 to turn off the
receiver.
Press ENTER.
If you cannot tune in a station
Make sure you have entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 to 4. If you still
cannot tune in a station, the frequency is not
used in your area.
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Hold down MEMORY and press
?/1 to turn the receiver back on.
Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30
AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the
stations you often listen to.
Presetting radio stations
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MUSIC
1
DUAL MONO
4
FM MODE
>10/
-
Notes
0/10
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
• Do not press any button on the receiver or supplied
remote during autobetical operation, except ?/1.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure
to store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see
“Tuning to preset stations” (page 50).
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
F
3,5
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
1
TUNING +
H
M
TUNING
+/–
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use FM or AM on the
receiver.
2
Tune in the station that you
want to preset using Automatic
Tuning (page 47) or Direct
Tuning (page 48).
Switch the FM reception mode, if
necessary (page 47).
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“AUTO-BETICAL SELECT” appears on
the display and the receiver scans and
stores all the FM and FM RDS stations in
the broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks
for stations broadcasting the same
program, then stores only the ones with
the clearest signal. The selected RDS
stations are sorted alphabetically by their
Program Service name, then assigned a 2character preset code. For more details on
RDS, see page 52.
Regular FM stations are assigned 2character preset codes and stored after the
RDS stations.
When this process is finished, “FINISH”
appears on the display momentarily and
the receiver returns to normal operation.
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Press MEMORY.
Tuning to preset stations
“MEMORY” lights up for a few seconds.
Perform steps 4 and 5 before “MEMORY”
goes out.
4
2CH
SA-CD/CD
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
1
DUAL MONO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
FM MODE
Numeric
buttons
-
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
>10/
0/10
ENTER
CLEAR
Press ENTER.
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
The station is stored as the selected preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
MEMORY, start again from step 3.
6
DVD
TUNER AMP MENU
Press the numeric buttons to
select a preset number.
You can also press TUNING + or
TUNING – repeatedly to select a preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you select
the preset number, start again from step 3.
5
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
F
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
G
g
f
RETURN/EXIT
MENU
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to preset
another station.
1
2
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use FM or AM on the
receiver.
2
Press PRESET + or PRESET –
repeatedly to select the preset
station you want.
You can also use PRESET TUNINNG +
or PRESET TUNING – on the receiver.
Each time you press the button, you can
select a preset station as follows:
01
02
03
30
04
29
05
...
27
28
You can also press the numeric buttons to
select the preset station you want. Then,
press ENTER to enter the selection.
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Naming preset stations
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
DVD
SA-CD/CD
TUNER AMP MENU
1
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
3
MUSIC
DUAL MONO
FM MODE
7
8
>10/
-
0/10
D.TUNING
9
D.SKIP
MEMORY DVD MENU
ENTER
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
parameter.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure given in
“To create an index name” below.
To return to the previous display
Press control button B.
You can also use I on the receiver.
CLEAR
TOOLS MUTING
DISPLAY
F
4-7
G
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
g
1
MENU
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use FM or AM on the
receiver.
2
3
Tune in the preset station you
want to create an index name
for (page 50).
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
4
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select “4TUNER”.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
5
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
menu.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
6
1 Use control button V/v/B/b to create an
index name.
You can also use U or u and I or i on the
receiver.
Press control button V/v to select a
character, then press control button B/b to
move the cursor to the next position.
If you made a mistake
Press control button B/b until the character
you want to change flashes, then press
control button V/v to select the correct
character.
Tip
You can select the character type as follows by
pressing control button V/v.
Alphabet (upper case) t Numbers t Symbols
2 Press the control button.
You can also use ENTER on the receiver.
The entered name is registered.
Note (Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
When you name an RDS station and tune in that
station, the Program Service name appears instead
of the name you entered. (You cannot change the
Program Service name. The name you entered will
be overwritten by the Program Service name.)
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select “NAME IN”.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
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f
RETURN/EXIT
To create an index name
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
This receiver also allows you to use RDS
(Radio Data System), which enables radio
stations to send additional information along
with the regular program signal. You can
display RDS information.
Notes
• RDS is operable only for FM stations.
• Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM
band using direct tuning (page 48),
automatic tuning (page 47), or
preset tuning (page 50).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, “RDS” lights up and the program
service name appears on the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if
the signal strength is weak.
Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station,
press DISPLAY repeatedly on the
receiver.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
Program Service name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in
24-hour system mode) t Sound field
currently applied
a)
b)
Type of program being broadcast.
Text messages sent by the RDS station.
Notes
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more,
the message scrolls across the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS
service, “NO XXXX” (such as “NO TEXT”)
appears on the display.
Description of program types
Program type Description
indication
NEWS
News programs
AFFAIRS
Topical programs that expand on
current news
INFO
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
SPORT
Sports programs
EDUCATE
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
CULTURE
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
SCIENCE
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
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Program type Description
indication
Other Operations
VARIED
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel
games, and comedy
POP M
Popular music programs
ROCK M
Rock music programs
EASY M
Easy Listening
LIGHT M
Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
CLASSICS
Performances of major
orchestras, chamber music,
opera, etc.
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
WEATHER
Weather information
FINANCE
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN
Programs for children
SOCIAL
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION
Programs of religious content
Audio input modes
PHONE IN
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
TRAVEL
Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located
by TP/TA.
LEISURE
Programs on recreational
activities such as gardening,
fishing, cooking, etc.
Switching the audio input
mode
(INPUT MODE)
You can select the audio input mode by setting
the audio input mode when you connect
components to both digital and analog audio
input jacks on the receiver.
1
Press input buttons to select
the input.
2
Press INPUT MODE repeatedly
on the receiver to select the
audio input mode.
OLDIES
Programs featuring oldies music
• AUTO IN
Gives priority to digital audio signals when
there are both digital and analog
connections. If there are no digital audio
signals, analog audio signals are selected.
• COAX IN
Specifies the digital audio signals input to
the DIGITAL COAXIAL jack.
• OPT IN
Specifies the digital audio signals input to
the DIGITAL OPTICAL jack.
• ANALOG
Specifies the analog audio signals input to
the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
FOLK M
Folk music programs
Note
DOCUMENT
Investigative features
Some audio input modes may not be set up
depending on the input.
NONE
Any programs not defined above
JAZZ
Jazz programs
COUNTRY
Country music programs
NATION M
Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
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Other Operations
The selected audio input mode appears on
the display.
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Naming inputs
Changing the display
You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for
inputs and display it on the receiver’s display.
This is convenient for labeling the jacks with
the names of the connected components.
You can check the sound field, etc., by
changing the information on the display.
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1
Press the input button to select
the input you want to create an
index name for.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
2
Press AMP MENU.
All inputs except the FM and AM
band
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
3
Press control button V/v
repeatedly to select “5-AUDIO”.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
4
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
menu.
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
5
Index name of the inputa) t Selected input
t Sound field currently applied
FM and AM band
Program Service nameb) or preset station
namea) t Frequency t Program Type
indicationb) t Radio Text indicationb) t
Current Time indication (in 24-hour system
mode)b) t Sound field currently applied
a)
Press control button V/v to
select “NAME IN”.
You can also use U or u on the receiver.
6
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows.
Press the control button or
control button b to enter the
parameter.
Index name appears only when you have assigned
one to the input or preset station (page 51, 54).
Index name does not appear when only blank
spaces have been entered, or it is the same as the
input name.
b)
During RDS reception only (models of area code
CEL, CEK only) (page 52).
You can also use ENTER or i on the
receiver.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure given in
“To create an index name” (page 51).
To return to the previous display
Press control button B.
You can also use I on the receiver.
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Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off
automatically at a specified time.
Press SLEEP repeatedly while the
power is on.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
2-00-00 t 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00
t OFF
When Sleep Timer is being used, “SLEEP”
lights up on the display.
Using the Remote
Changing button
assignments
You can change the factory settings of the
input buttons to suit the components in your
system. For example, if you connect a DVD
recorder to the VIDEO 1 jacks on the receiver,
you can set the VIDEO 1 button on this remote
to control the DVD recorder.
1
Tip
To check the remaining time before the receiver
turns off, press SLEEP. The remaining time appears
on the display. If you press SLEEP again, the sleep
timer will be canceled.
Hold down the input button of
which you want to change the
assignment.
Example: Press VIDEO 1.
2
Referring to the table below,
press the corresponding button
for the category you want.
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Using the Remote
Example: Press 4.
Now you can use the VIDEO 1 button to
control the DVD recorder.
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Categories and the
corresponding buttons
Categories
Additional Information
Press
VCR (command mode VTR 3)a) 1
Glossary
VCR (command mode VTR 2)a) 2
DVD player/DVD recorder
(command mode DVD1)b)
3
DVD recorder
(command mode DVD3)b)
4
CD player
5
MD deck
6
Tape deck B
7
Tuner (this receiver)
8
DVR (Digital CATV terminal)
9
DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver)
0/10
a)
Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or VTR 3
setting which correspond to 8 mm and VHS
respectively.
b)
Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or
DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the DVD recorders.
To clear all remote button
assignments
Press ?/1, AUTO CAL and MASTER VOL –
at the same time.
The remote is reset to its factory settings.
x Component video
A format for transmitting video signal
information consisting of three separate
signals: luminance Y, chrominance Pb, and
chrominance Pr. High quality pictures, such as
DVD video or HDTV pictures, are transmitted
more faithfully. The three jacks are color coded green, blue and red.
x Composite video
A standard format for transmitting video
signal information. The luminance signal Y
and chrominance signal C are combined and
transmitted together.
x Dolby Digital
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. It
consists of front (left/right), center, surround
(left/right) and sub woofer channels. It is a
designated audio standard for DVD-video and
also known as 5.1ch surround. Since surround
information is recorded and reproduced in
stereo, more realistic sound with fuller
presence is delivered than with Dolby
surround.
x Dolby Pro Logic II
This technology converts 2ch stereo recorded
audio into 5.1ch for playback. There is a
MOVIE mode for movies and MUSIC mode
for stereo sources such as music. Old movies
encoded in the traditional stereo format can be
enhanced with 5.1ch surround sound.
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x Dolby Surround (Dolby Pro
Logic)
Audio processing technology developed by
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Center and mono
surround information is matrixed into two
stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is
decoded and output in 4ch surround sound.
This is the most common audio processing
method for DVD-video.
x DTS Digital Surround
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
for theaters developed by Digital Theater
Systems, Inc. It compresses audio less than
Dolby Digital, delivering a higher quality
sound reproduction.
x Sampling frequency
To convert analog audio to digital, analog data
should be quantified. This process is called
sampling, and the number of times per second
the analog data is quantified is called the
sampling frequency. A standard music CD
stores data quantified at 44,100 times per
second, which is expressed as a sampling
frequency of 44.1 kHz. Generally speaking, a
higher sampling frequency means better sound
quality.
Precautions
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
• Before operating the receiver, check that the
operating voltage is identical with your local
power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate on the back of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the receiver
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at
a qualified service shop.
Although the receiver heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If you
continuously use this receiver at a large
volume, the cabinet temperature of the top,
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid
burning yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
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On heat buildup
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On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and
prolong the life of the receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources,
or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet
that might block the ventilation holes and
cause malfunctions.
• Do not place the receiver near equipment
such as a television, VCR, or tape deck. (If
the receiver is being used in combination
with a television, VCR, or tape deck, and is
placed too close to that equipment, noise
may result, and picture quality may suffer.
This is especially likely when using an
indoor antenna. Therefore, we recommend
using an outdoor antenna.)
• Use caution when placing the receiver on
surfaces that have been specially treated
(with wax, oil, polish, etc.) as staining or
discoloration of the surface may result.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure
to turn off and unplug the receiver.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your receiver, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem.
There is no sound, no matter which
component is selected, or only a very
low-level sound is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected securely.
• Check that both the receiver and all
components are turned on.
• Check that MASTER VOLUME is not set
to “VOL MIN”.
• Check that headphone is not connected.
• Press MUTING to cancel the muting
function.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component with the input buttons.
• The protective device on the receiver has
been activated. Turn off the receiver,
eliminate the short-circuit problem, and
turn on the power again.
There is no sound from a specific
component.
• Check that the component is connected
correctly to the audio input jacks for that
component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the
connection is (are) fully inserted into the
jacks on both the receiver and the
component.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component with the input buttons.
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There is no sound from one of the front
speakers.
• Connect a pair of headphones to the
PHONES jack to verify that sound is
output from the headphones. If only one
channel is output from the headphones, the
component may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check that all the cords
are fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component. If both
channels are output from the headphones,
the front speaker may not be connected to
the receiver correctly. Check the
connection of the front speaker which is
not outputting any sound.
• Make sure you have connected to both the
L and R jacks of an analog component, and
not only to either the L or R jack. Use an
audio cord (not supplied).
There is no sound from analog 2
channel sources.
• Check that the INPUT MODE is not set to
“COAX IN” or “OPT IN” for the selected
input (page 53).
The left and right sounds are
unbalanced or reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust the balance parameters using the
LEVEL menu.
There is no sound, or only a very lowlevel sound is heard from the center/
surround speakers.
• Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
(page 44).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 27).
• Make sure the center/surround speakers
are set to either “SMALL” or “LARGE”
(page 34).
There is no sound from the sub woofer.
• Check that the sub woofer is connected
correctly and securely.
• Make sure you have turned on your sub
woofer.
• Make sure the sub woofer is set to “YES”
(page 34).
• There is no sound from the sub woofer
depending on the sound field.
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on
(press MOVIE, or MUSIC).
• Sound fields do not function for signals
with a sampling frequency of more than 48
kHz.
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There is no sound from digital sources
(from COAXIAL or OPTICAL input jack).
• Check that the INPUT MODE is not set to
“ANALOG” (page 53). Check that the
INPUT MODE is not set to “COAX IN”
for the sources from the OPTICAL input
jack, or to “OPT IN” for the sources from
the COAXIAL input jack.
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
m (10 feet) away from a TV set or
fluorescent light.
• Move your audio components away from
the TV.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them
with a cloth slightly moistened with
alcohol.
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Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel
sound is not reproduced.
• Check that the DVD, etc. you are playing
is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS
format.
• When connecting the DVD player, etc., to
the digital input jacks of this receiver,
check the audio setting (the 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
RDS does not work.*
• Make sure that you are tuned to an FM
RDS station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
The RDS information that you want
does not appear.*
• Contact the radio station and find out
whether they actually provide the service
in question. If so, the service may be
temporarily out of order.
There is no picture or an unclear
picture appears on the TV screen or
monitor.
• Select the appropriate input using the input
buttons.
• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Move your audio components away from
the TV.
• Assign the component video input
correctly.
ANTENNA
AM
Ground wire
(not supplied)
To ground
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas are connected
securely. Adjust the antennas and connect
an external antenna, if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too
weak (when tuning in with automatic
tuning). Use direct tuning.
• Make sure you set the tuning interval
correctly (when tuning in AM stations
with direct tuning).
• No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the
stations (page 49).
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly on the receiver
so that the frequency appears on the
display.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on
the receiver.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between
the remote and the receiver.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with
new ones, if they are weak.
• Make sure you select the correct input on
the remote.
* Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
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Error messages
If there is a malfunction, the display shows a
message. You can check the condition of the
system by the message. Refer to the following
table to solve the problem. If any problem
persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If an error message appears while you perform
Auto Calibration, see “Error and warning
codes” (page 26) to solve the problem.
DEC. EROR
Appears when a signal the receiver cannot
decode (ex. DTS-CD) is input and “DEC.
PRI.” on the AUDIO menu is set to “DEC.
PCM”. Set it to “DEC. AUTO” (page 34).
PROTECT
Irregular current is output from the receiver.
The receiver will automatically turn off after
a few seconds. Check the speaker
connection and turn on the power again.
If you are unable to remedy the
problem using the
troubleshooting guide
If the problem persist
Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if
service personnel changes some parts during
repair, these parts may be retained.
Reference sections for clearing
the receiver’s memory
Amplifier section
Models of area code CEL, CEK, TW, AU
Stereo Power Output1), Reference Power
Output1)2)
6 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%
55 W + 55 W, 80 W/ch
6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%
90 W + 90 W, 100 W/ch
6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%
120 W + 120 W, 140 W/ch
Models of area code TH6
Stereo Power Output1), Reference Power
Output1)2)
6 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%
40 W + 40 W1),
35 W + 35 W3), 60 W/ch
6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%
65 W + 65 W1),
60 W + 60 W3), 80 W/ch
6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%
85 W + 85 W1),
75 W + 75 W3), 100 W/ch
Models of area code KR
Stereo Power Output1), Reference Power
Output1)2)
6 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%
55 W + 55 W1),
50 W + 50 W3), 80 W/ch
6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%
90 W + 90 W1),
80 W + 80 W3), 100 W/ch
6 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%
120 W + 120 W1),
100 W + 100 W3),
140 W/ch
50
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 23
Customized sound fields
page 46
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Clearing the receiver’s memory may remedy
the problem (page 23). However, note that all
memorized settings will be reset to their
factory settings and you will have to readjust
all settings on the receiver.
Specifications
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1)
Measured under the following conditions:
Area code
Power requirements
CEL, CEK, KR, TH6 230 V AC, 50 Hz
AU
240 V AC, 50 Hz
TW
110 V AC, 60 Hz
2)
Reference power output for front, center and
surround. Depending on the sound field settings
and the source, there may be no sound output.
3)
Measured under the following conditions:
Area code
Power requirements
KR, TH6
220 V AC, 50 Hz
Frequency response
Analog
10 Hz – 70 kHz
+0.5/–2 dB (with sound
field and tone bypassed)
Inputs
Analog
Sensitivity: 800 mV/
50 kohms
S/N4): 96 dB
(A, 800 mV5))
Digital (Coaxial) Impedance: 75 ohms
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Digital (Optical) S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Outputs (Analog)
AUDIO OUT
Voltage: 800 mV/10 kohms
SUB WOOFER
Tone
Gain levels
4) INPUT
Voltage: 2 V/1 kohm
±6 dB, 1 dB step
SHORT (with sound field and tone
bypassed).
5)
Weighted network, input level.
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
Useable sensitivity 11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono/Stereo
76 dB/70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono/Stereo
0.3%/0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response 30 Hz – 15 kHz,
+0.5/–2 dB
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Area code
CEL, CEK, AU,
TW, KR, TH6
Tuning scale
10 kHz step
9 kHz step
–
531 –
1,602 kHz
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Usable sensitivity
50 dB µ/m
Video section
Inputs/Outputs
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO:
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
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General
Power requirements
Area code
Power requirements
CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
AU
240 V AC, 50 Hz
KR, TH6
220 – 230 V AC,
50/60 Hz
TW
110 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption
Area code
Power consumption
CEL, CEK, AU, KR
190 W
TH6
170 W
TW
400 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
0.2 W
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
430 × 145 × 300 mm
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
7.8 kg
Supplied accessories
Additional Information
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote commander RM-AAU006 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Optimizer microphone ECM-AC2 (1)
For details on the area code of the
component you are using, see page 2.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
63GB
STR-DE400
2-680-009-11 (2)
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Index
Numerics
M
T
2 channel 46
2CH STEREO 46
5.1 channel 12
AUTO CALIBRATION 24
AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
(A.F.D.) 42
AUTOBETICAL 48
Menu
A. CAL 41
AUDIO 37
LEVEL 35
SUR 36
SYSTEM 38
TONE 36
TUNER 37
Muting 29
C
N
Tape deck
connecting 14
TEST TONE 27
Tuner
connecting 22
Tuning
automatically 47
directly 48
to preset stations 50
TV
hooking up 16
CD player
connecting 14
playback 30
Naming 51, 54
A
R
RDS 52
D
Digital Cinema Sound
(DCS) 45
Dolby Digital 56
DTS 57
DVD player
hooking up 16
playback 31
DVD recorder
hooking up 16
E
Error messages 61
I
Initial setup 23
INPUT MODE 53
V
VCR
hooking up 16
S
Satellite tuner
hooking up 16
Selecting
component 28
sound field 43
Sleep Timer 55
Sound fields
resetting 46
selecting 43
Speakers
connecting 13
Super Audio CD player
connecting 14
playback 30
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model name1[STR-DG500]
[2-680-009-11 (2)]