Important Safety Precautions and Explanation of Symbols
!
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
installation, operation, and service instructions in this manual.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltages within the enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electrical shock to the user.
Please read this manual thoroughly before attempting to install, configure, or operate the Emotiva
Fusion 8100. After successful installation and configuration of the Fusion 8100, be sure to retain this manual
in a safe place for future reference.
Safety is a key component to a long lasting and trouble free installation. Please read and follow all
instructions and heed all warnings on the Fusion 8100 and in this manual. The vast majority of the
subsequent safety precautions are common sense. If you are not comfortable with the installation of audio/
video entertainment equipment, you should seek the services of a qualified installation professional or call us
for help.
!
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THE FUSION 8100 NEAR
WATER OR IN WET LOCATIONS, DO NOT EXPOSE IT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE, DO NOT EXPOSE IT TO
DRIPPING OR SPLASHING FROM OTHER SOURCES, AND ENSURE THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH
LIQUIDS (SUCH AS VASES) ARE PLACED ON IT. DOING SO MAY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE FUSION 8100
AND THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, WHICH MAY RESULT IN BODILY INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER FROM THE
FUSION 8100. THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE THE FUSION 8100. REFER ALL SERVICE
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Do not install the Fusion 8100 near or above any heat sources such as radiators, heating vents, or other
apparatus’ that produce heat. Do not block any ventilation openings or heat sinks. Avoid installing the
Fusion 8100 directly above other heat-producing equipment unless sufficient ventilation or forced-air cooling
is provided.
Do not install the Fusion 8100 in locations without proper ventilation. The Fusion 8100 should not be
operated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block vents. The Fusion 8100 should not be installed
in an enclosed location such as a bookcase, cabinet, or closed equipment rack unless sufficient forced-air
ventilation is provided.
Always install your Fusion 8100 according to the manufacturer’s instructions and only use attachments or
accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Do not install the Fusion 8100 on any stand, shelf, or other piece of furniture that is unable to support its
weight. If a cart is used to move the Fusion 8100, use caution to avoid injury from tip-over.
Connect the Fusion 8100 only to power sources of the correct voltage (as shown in this manual and on the
Fusion 8100).
Protect power supply cables from being pinched, walked on, or otherwise damaged. Be especially careful
where the power cable enters the power outlet and the Fusion 8100 unit.
Only connect the Fusion 8100 to an electrical outlet or extension cord of appropriate type and rating.
DO NOT defeat the safety purpose of a grounding or polarized plug by removing ground pins or using unsafe
adapters. A polarized plug has two blades - one wider than the other. A grounding plug has a third ground
prong in addition to the two main conductors. The wide blade or third grounding prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
If you replace the power cord on the Fusion 8100, only use one of similar type and equal or greater current
rating.
The power cable for the Fusion 8100 should be unplugged from the outlet during severe electrical storms, or
when unused for a long period of time.
Only replace the fuse(s) in the Fusion 8100 with a fuse(s) of proper value and voltage rating.
The Fusion 8100 should only be cleaned as directed in the manual. Avoid spraying liquids directly onto the
Fusion 8100 and NEVER spray liquids into the vents. Care should be taken so that small objects do not fall into
the inside of the Fusion 8100.
!
You should seek service for your Fusion 8100 by qualified service personnel if any of the following occur:
1. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
2. Objects or liquid have fallen or spilled into the vents.
3. The Fusion 8100 has been exposed to rain.
4. The Fusion 8100 exhibits a marked change in performance.
5. The Fusion 8100 has been dropped, or its enclosure or chassis is damaged.
NOTE: TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THE FUSION 8100 FROM THE AC POWER MAINS, DISCONNECT THE
AC POWER CORD FROM THE AC RECEPTACLE.
NOTE: THE FUSION 8100 AC POWER CORD MUST REMAIN READILY ACCESSIBLE AT ALL TIMES.
CAUTION
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Ground clamp
Antenna lead-in wire
Antenna discharge unit
(NEC section 810-20)
Electric service
equipment
Grounding conductors
(NEC section 810-20)
Ground clamps
NEC - National Electrical Code
Power service grounding
electrode system
(NEC art 250, part H)
FCC Interference Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that of the receiver.
Consult the manufacturer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For questions regarding service, please contact:
Emotiva Audio Corporation
Attn: Repair Department
135 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064
1-877-366-8324
www.emotiva.com
Fusion 8100: User Manual
7.1 Channel AV Receiver
Contents
Important Safety Precautions and Explanation of Symbols
Introduction........................................................................................................................2
About This Manual............................................................................................................3
Features................................................................................................................................4
Unpacking............................................................................................................................5
Fusion 8100 Front Panel..................................................................................................6
Fusion 8100 Rear Panel...................................................................................................8
Fusion 8100 Remote Control...................................................................................... 16
Configuration and Operation.................................................................................... 20
Example Input Configuration.................................................................................... 50
Connectivity..................................................................................................................... 51
Care and Maintenance................................................................................................. 52
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................. 53
Emotiva Audio Corporation Limited Warranty.................................................... 54
Notes................................................................................................................................... 57
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing the new Emotiva Fusion 8100 7.1 Channel AV Receiver. The
Fusion 8100 leverages cutting edge design and advanced manufacturing methods to pack all the
performance and sound quality you would expect to find in separate audiophile components into
a revolutionary unit with the convenience, economy, and small form factor of a receiver.
The Fusion 8100 combines fast clean video switching, all the latest surround sound decoding
modes, an intuitive menu structure, and seven channels of superb quality class A/B amplification,
to give you a full set of advanced features and true audiophile sound quality in a convenient,
compact, easy to use, home theater receiver.
The Fusion 8100 has plenty of power to be the foundation of a great sounding home theater
system; and, if you ever decide you need more power, the preamp outputs make it easy to extend
its capabilities by adding a separate power amplifier.
The Fusion 8100 truly advances the state of the art for A/V receivers - and at a price that won’t
break your budget. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy listening to the Fusion 8100 as much as we’ve
enjoyed designing and building it.
The Emotiva Fusion Team
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About This Manual
This manual will provide you with all the information you need to install and configure the
Fusion 8100 to achieve its optimum potential. The manual also includes a brief summary of the
features offered by the Fusion 8100 and descriptions of how the controls work.
You may wish to record serial numbers or other purchase information on the Notes page at the
back of this manual.
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Features
The Emotiva Fusion 8100 is a reference-caliber home theater receiver with high-performance
audio and video processing, seven channels of audiophile quality Class A/B amplification, and
a full set of preamp outputs for future expansion. The Fusion 8100 provides plenty of audio and
video inputs for audio and video enthusiasts, supports all the current surround sound decoding
options, and delivers enough real power to drive most speakers to satisfying levels in a typical
small-to-medium-sized home theater or living room. It also provides audio outputs for up to
two additional zones, and has a full set of preamp outputs. The Fusion 8100 offers one-button
calibration for your room and speakers via the built-in automatic room calibration feature, as well
as three banks of fully configurable manual parametric EQ, and a Flat EQ setting for reference.
Some of the more important features of the Fusion 8100 include:
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65 watts x 7 (into 8 ohms, all channels driven) of audiophile quality class A/B output power;
110 watts x 2 (into 8 ohms, two channels driven).
4 HDMI 1.4 inputs and one HDMI 1.4 output with full support for 3D, CEC, and ARC.
Xpressview™ HDMI switching for fast, accurate input selection.
Twin Cirrus® 32-bit dual-core fixed-point DSP’s for high-definition surround sound.
Supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic
IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS ES, DTS HD, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:6, S/PDIF, PCM 8
channel (note: some audio formats are only supported via HDMI).
Fusion Advanced Room Correction System™ (ARCS) automatic room correction
(calibrated measurement microphone included).
Flexible bass management, with selectable 12dB or 24 dB/octave crossover filters.
3 banks of powerful parametric equalization for exceptionally flexible manual control
(11 bands on each main channel; 3 bands on the sub).
Front panel input selection via a convenient rotary encoder.
Separate 7.1 channel pure analog direct input for SACD players or other surround sources.
Full 7.1 channel preamp outputs for future expansion.
Surround rear amplifier channels may be re-tasked to bi-amplify your front channel speakers.
Integrated Bluetooth 3.0 for CD quality audio from mobile devices with apt-X™.
Separate independently controlled audio outputs for Zone 2 and Zone 3.
Video-On-Standby allows video viewing even when the Fusion 8100 is in standby mode.
Last Video Memory allows viewing of one source while listening to another.
High quality headphone amp for private listening.
Comprehensive control via full-color on screen display (OSD) over live video
(with adjustable transparency).
All adjustments are made in real time over live video and audio.
Ergonomic full function custom remote control included.
Emotiva Fusion three year parts and labor warranty.
You can find more information about the Fusion 8100 on our website at www.emotiva.com.
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Unpacking
Your Fusion 8100 was carefully packed and should reach you in perfect condition. If you notice
any shipping damage or other issues when you unpack it, please contact Emotiva immediately.
Gently remove your Fusion 8100 from the packing carton and remove all wrappings and shipping
material.
It is important to save the box and all packing materials in case your power amp ever needs to be
moved or shipped back to the factory for service.
We truly value customer feedback and would like to hear from you.
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Fusion 8100 Front Panel
1
2
4
3
5
6
7 8
9
1. Input Selector (rotary encoder)
Turn this to quickly select between configured inputs; once the correct input is selected, press it
to “lock in” your choice.
Note: The Input Selector can only select between inputs that are enabled. To access inputs
which are not enabled, you must use the Input Menu.
2. Standby Button
Press this to switch the Fusion 8100 from Standby to On; press it again to return the Fusion 8100
to Standby mode. (The rear panel AC power switch must be On.)
3. Standby LED
This LED is red when the Fusion 8100 is in Standby mode, and blue when the Fusion 8100 is On.
4. Front Panel Display
Large, clear, easy to read VFD status display.
5. Menu Button
Press this button to activate the configuration menu.
6. Left, Right, Enter, Up, Down, and Return Buttons
When the configuration menu is active, these buttons are used to navigate the menu.
When the menu is not active, use the Left and Right buttons to select between inputs.
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7. Calibration Microphone Jack
Connect the (included) calibration microphone to this jack when you wish to perform automatic
room calibration using the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System. For the most accurate
results, use only the included calibration microphone.
8. Headphone Jack
Connect any standard pair of stereo headphones for high-quality personal listening. When you
plug in a pair of headphones, the main volume is automatically muted.
9. Volume Control
The Volume Control on the Fusion 8100 is a rotary encoder that instructs the digitally controlled
analog resistor ladder network volume control. (The dot on the knob does not indicate the
volume setting.)
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Fusion 8100 Rear Panel
Antennas
7.1 Channel
Unbalanced
Inputs
Stereo
Unbalanced
Inputs
Bal.
Sub
Out
SB /
Zone 2
SW
7.1 Channel Unbalanced Outputs
RS-232 Control
Digital
Inputs
Mix
Outputs
HDMI Inputs
IR
In
Zone Outputs
HDMI
Output
IR Trigger
Out Outs
Power
Indicators
Switch
&
Inlet
Speaker Outputs
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
CO 2
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBL/SBR
SBR
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
ZONE 2
SBL
SL
FL
HDMI OUT
DIGITAL IN
L
R
L
R
L
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
USB
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
AM
7.1 OUT
HDMI 4
OPT2
MIX OUT
ZONE 2 OUT
ZONE 3 OUT
CNT
FR
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SBR
115V
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Rear Panel - Control and Antenna Connections
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
115V
CO 2
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBL/SBR
SBR
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
ZONE 2
SBL
FM
SL
FL
1
2
AM
HDMI OUT
DIGITAL IN
L
R
L
R
L
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
USB
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
AM
7.1 OUT
HDMI 4
OPT2
MIX OUT
ZONE 2 OUT
ZONE 3 OUT
CNT
FR
IR IN
IR OUT
SR
SBR
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
RS232 CONTROL
3
4
5
ANTENNAS
1. FM Antenna
Connect a standard FM antenna (included) to these terminals.
2. AM Antenna
Connect a standard AM antenna (included) to these terminals.
3. IR Remote Input and Output
Connect a remote IR detector (eye) to this input. This is especially useful if your Fusion 8100 is
located in a cabinet or other area where the front panel IR detector is blocked. Connect a remote
IR transmitter (“blaster”) to this output to control other equipment.
4. Trigger Outputs (2)
Connect each Trigger Output to one piece of trigger-enabled audio equipment. You can then
configure the Fusion 8100 to turn on specific trigger-enabled equipment when specific input
sources are selected.
5. RS-232 Serial Control
Connect this to the RS-232 serial output of a remote control device.
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Rear Panel - Power Connections
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
115V
CO 2
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBL/SBR
SBR
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
DIGITAL IN
L
R
L
R
L
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
USB
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
AM
ZONE 2
7.1 OUT
SBL
SL
FL
HDMI OUT
OPT2
MIX OUT
ZONE 2 OUT
CNT
ZONE 3 OUT
FR
SR
SBR
1
230V
115V
2
3
1. Input Voltage Indicator
The Fusion 8100 automatically detects the correct AC line voltage. These LEDs indicate which
voltage has been detected.
2. Power Switch
Switches the AC main power to the Fusion 8100 On and Off. When this switch is Off, the
Fusion 8100 will not respond to trigger signals or manual controls.
3. Standard IEC Power Inlet
The Fusion 8100 can be used with either a two-wire or three-wire standard IEC power cable.
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Rear Panel - Video Inputs and Outputs (HDMI)
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
115V
CO 2
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBL/SBR
SBR
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
L
R
L
R
L
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
USB
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
AM
ZONE 2
7.1 OUT
SBL
SL
HDMI OUT
OPT2
DIGITAL IN
MIX OUT
FL
ZONE 2 OUT
CNT
HDMI 1
ZONE 3 OUT
FR
HDMI 2
SR
HDMI 3
SBR
HDMI 4
1
HDMI OUT
2
1. HDMI Inputs (4)
Provide four inputs for components that have either HDMI or DVI-D outputs. (An appropriate
adapter will be required to connect DVI-D devices, and not all features will be available.) All four
HDMI inputs are identical, are HDMI 1.4 compatible, and support all standard formats
(including 3D) up to 1080p/24.
2. HDMI Output (1)
The HDMI output is HDMI 1.4 compliant, and is ARC and CEC enabled.
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Rear Panel - Audio Inputs (Analog and Digital)
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBL/SBR
SBR
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
ZONE 2
7.1 OUT
SBL
SL
AN 2
AN 3
L
R
FL
L
R
L
ZONE 2 OUT
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
CNT
SL
CNT
FR
1
SR 7.1 IN SUB
SR
SBR
SBL
R
STEREO IN
USB
ZONE 3 OUT
L
FR
HDMI OUT
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
MIX OUT
FL
AN 4
HDMI 4
OPT2
DIGITAL IN
AM
AN 1
115V
CO 2
CO 1
CO 2
OPT1
OPT2
SBR
DIGITAL IN
3
2
1. Stereo Unbalanced Analog Audio Inputs (4 pairs)
Provide inputs for four unbalanced stereo analog sources.
2. 7.1 Unbalanced Analog Audio Inputs (1 set)
Provides one set of unbalanced 7.1 channel surround audio inputs. The signals received at these
inputs bypass all digital processing and are passed directly to the volume control and the preamp
outputs. Typically, the analog surround sound outputs of an SACD player or external decoder are
connected to these inputs.
3. Digital Audio Inputs
The Fusion 8100 provides four digital audio inputs. CO 1 and CO 2 are for standard Coaxial
connectors carrying S/PDIF digital audio; OPT 1 and OPT 2 are for standard Toslink optical cables
carrying optical S/PDIF digital audio.
Note: The USB input is only for use in applying firmware updates.
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Rear Panel - Main Audio Outputs (Analog)
1
2
SUB OUT
SBL
SL
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SUB
7.1 OUT
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SBR
SR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBL/SBR
SBR
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
ZONE 2
7.1 OUT
SBL
SL
SL
FL
DIGITAL IN
L
R
L
R
L
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
USB
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
MIX OUT
ZONE 2 OUT
ZONE 3 OUT
CNT
FL
HDMI OUT
OPT2
AM
SBL
115V
CO 2
FR
CNT
SR
FR
SBR
SR
SBR
3
1. Subwoofer Output (balanced)
Connect this output to the balanced input of a powered subwoofer.
2. 7.1 Channel Preamp Outputs (unbalanced)
Connect these line level outputs to an external power amplifier.
Note: Both the speaker outputs and the preamp outputs on the Fusion 8100 remain active at
all times. You may use the preamp outputs (with an external amplifier) to run some channels,
while still connecting speakers to the speaker terminals on the Fusion 8100 for other channels
(for example, you may connect just a sub to the unbalanced Sub output, or you may connect
the power amp that runs your front mains to the preamp outputs on the Fusion 8100, while
connecting your surround speakers directly to the speaker outputs on the Fusion 8100).
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Note: The preamp outputs on the Fusion 8100 are configured to deliver the same program
content to each channel as the speaker outputs. When the SBL/SBR Speaker Function Switch
is pressed in, the preamp outputs designated as SBL and SBR will output signals for Surround
Back Left and Surround Back Right (or as Front Left and Front Right Height Speakers, or as
Front Bi-Amp outputs, depending on how they are configured). When this button is out, the
preamp outputs designated as SBL and SBR will output signals for a stereo Zone 2 output.
(This button setting overrides any other configuration settings.)
3. Speaker Outputs (7)
Connect up to seven 4 ohm or 8 ohm speakers to these outputs.
Note: The Fusion 8100 can be configured for either 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound operation. If you
configure the Fusion 8100 for 5.1 channel operation, use the FL, FR, CNT, SL, and SR speaker
outputs (and NOT the SBL and SBR outputs).
Note: These speaker outputs can also be configured as Front Left and Front Right Height
Speakers, or as Bi-Amped outputs for the front speakers.
Note: The SBL and SBR Speaker Outputs may be configured to run as a stereo pair of speakers
operated by Zone 2 (see the Zone Audio Outputs section for details).
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Rear Panel - Zone and Mix Audio Outputs (Analog)
ANTENNAS
SUB OUT
AN 1
AN 2
AN 3
AN 4
FL
SL
CNT
SBL
230V
CO 1
L
RS232 CONTROL
HDMI 1
R
FM
OPT1
FR
STEREO IN
SBL
SL
115V
CO 2
FL
CNT
FR
SR
SR
SBR
7.1 IN
SUB
SUB
SBR
HDMI 3
R
L
R
L
R
IR IN
IR OUT
TRIGGER OUT
1
2
SBL
ZONE 2
SL
SBL/SBR
ZONE 2
MIX OUT
FL
L
R
ZONE 2 OUT
USB
ZONE 3 OUT
CNT
L
R
FR
L
SR
SBR
R
MIX OUT
ZONE 2 OUT
ZONE 3 OUT
2
3
4
1
HDMI OUT
FUSION 8100
AV RECEIVER
AM
7.1 OUT
HDMI 4
DIGITAL IN
L
SBL/SBR
HDMI 2
OPT2
1. SBL/SBR Speaker Function Switch
When this button is pressed in, the speakers connected to the SBL and SBR speaker terminals
will act as Surround Back Left and Surround Back Right speakers (or as Front Left and Front Right
Height Speakers, or as Front Bi-Amp outputs, depending on how they are configured). When this
button is out, the speakers connected to the SBL and SBR speaker terminals will act as stereo
speakers for Zone 2. (This button setting overrides any other configuration settings.)
2. Mix Output
Provides a stereo unbalanced analog output that is the stereo mixdown of the surround sound
source currently playing in the main zone. The Mix Output is variable, and is controlled by the
Main Zone Volume setting.
3. Zone 2 and Outputs
Provide stereo unbalanced line level analog audio outputs for Zone 2.
4. Zone 3 and Outputs
Provide stereo unbalanced line level analog audio outputs for Zone 3.
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Fusion 8100 Remote Control
1
2
3
ON
STANDBY
12
MODES
DIRECT
STEREO
MODE
-
MODE
+
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 4
B
2. Mode Buttons
TUNER
CH+
AM/FM
FREQ-
CH -
13
14
15
RET
DIM
UR
N
MENU
ENTER
TE
16
MU
AY
11
FREQ+
PL
10
ON/OFF
DIS
5
6
7
8
9
Press this button when the Fusion 8100 is On to
return it to Standby Mode.
DIRECT INPUTS
TV
HDMI 3
4
1. Standby Button
EXIT
+
Z2
+
INPUT
VOL
-
Z3
B SUR
SUR
SUBTITLE
AUDIO
-
SUB
CEC
CTR
17
18
Press the Direct and Stereo Mode Buttons to switch
the Fusion 8100 directly into those audio modes.
Press the Mode + and Mode - Buttons to step
through the valid surround sound decoding modes
available for the input that is currently selected.
(The modes you can choose from will depend on the
signal being received at the input.)
Note: When playing DVD and Blu-Ray discs, your
player and the disc itself will probably offer you a
choice of several audio modes. After you select one,
the Fusion 8100 will determine which type of audio
is being supplied by your source component, and
will ONLY allow you to choose audio modes that
are compatible with that input signal.
(For example, if you select “Dolby Digital” when
playing a disc, the Fusion 8100 will offer you digital
surround options compatible with that mode, but
NOT modes which are not compatible with it.)
3. Direct Input Selector Buttons
FUSION 1
Press one of the Direct Input Selector Buttons
to switch the Fusion 8100 directly to that input.
The button with the “B” symbol is used to select a
Bluetooth wireless device.
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4. Tuner Control Buttons
Press the Tuner On/Off Button to switch directly to the Tuner as your selected input; press it again
to return to your previously selected input. Use the AM/FM Button to switch between the AM and
FM bands. The Freq+ and Freq- buttons change between different AM or FM stations, and the CH+
and CH- buttons step between any station presets you have created (station presets are created in
the Tuner Setup menu).
5. & 8. Return and Exit Navigation Buttons
Used to exit a screen or move up a level in some menus. (Refer to the hints along the bottom of
the OSD if you’re not sure which button to use in a given situation.)
6., 15. Enter Navigation Button and Navigation Ring
Use the Enter Button, and the Up, Down, Left, and Right controls on the Navigation Ring for
navigating the front panel and on-screen menus.
7. Display Button
Press this button to toggle the front panel display between displaying information about which
input is selected and displaying the current audio and video modes.
9. Input + and Input - Buttons
Press these buttons to step through the available inputs on your Fusion 8100.
10. Speaker Level Trim Controls
Use these buttons to temporarily adjust the levels of your various surround speakers. The changes
you make with these controls will not be retained when you turn the Fusion 8100 Off. You can
separately adjust the levels of the Center Channel, the Surrounds, the Back Surrounds, and the
Subwoofer with these controls.
11. CEC Control Buttons
These buttons are used to send commands from the Fusion 8100 to other CEC-enabled devices
which are connected to it. Various CEC-enabled devices will respond to some or all of these
command buttons when they are the selected input device. (You may also need to enable this
feature on the source device.) Please refer to the instructions that came with each device for
details.
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12. On Button
Press this button to turn the Fusion 8100 On when it is in Standby.
13. Menu Button
Accesses the front panel menu system and the full-color on-screen display (OSD).
14. Dim Button
Press this button to dim the front panel VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) on the Fusion 8100.
The display will get gradually brighter each time you press the button, then, when it reaches the
brightest setting, drop back to the dimmest setting (dim but not fully off ).
16. Mute Button
Press this button to mute the audio output of the Fusion 8100; press it again to return to the
previous Volume level.
17. Volume Buttons
Press these buttons to turn the volume up or down on the Fusion 8100. The current volume
setting is displayed on the front panel display.
18. Zone 2 and Zone 3 Buttons
These buttons are used to control the audio being sent to the Zone 2 and Zone 3 outputs. When
you press the Zone 2 or Zone 3 button, the remote control will temporarily control that zone.
The display will switch to indicate that you are now controlling the selected zone; you may then
press the On or Standby buttons to turn the power for that zone On or Off (this includes the
output signal for that zone, and the trigger, if you have assigned one to that zone); you may use
the Input + and Input - to step between inputs for that zone; and you may use the Vol + and Vol
- buttons to control the audio level for that zone. The remote control will return to normal mode
(no longer controlling the selected zone) a few seconds after you finish entering changes.
Note: The Volume and Input Selector Buttons will only accept changes while the zone you are
addressing is turned On. (When each zone is Off, the only command that it will recognize is On.)
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Zone Operation
SBL/SBR Speaker Function Switch
The Fusion 8100 has seven channels of audiophile quality Class A/B amplification. If the Fusion
8100 is configured as a 7.1 channel receiver, all seven channels are used to power the set of seven
surround sound speakers in the main zone. (Press the button IN to select this configuration.)
When the Fusion 8100 is in this configuration, the amplifier channels normally used for the rear
surround speakers may be reconfigured to serve as Front Height Speakers, or as duplicates of the
Front Main outputs for bi-amping your front main speakers. These options are discussed in the
appropriate Menu sections of this manual.
If the Fusion 8100 is configured as a 5.1 channel receiver, the two rear surround channels
(Surround Back Left and Surround Back Right) may instead be configured to power a stereo pair of
speakers in Zone 2. (Pop the button OUT to select this configuration.)
Note: The Zone 2 stereo analog line level audio output is active regardless of whether the
SBL/SBR speakers are assigned to Zone 2.
Analog and Digital Zone Functionality
Both Zone 2 and Zone 3 can be configured to play either the same program material as is selected
for the main zone, an independently chosen analog input source, or a radio station sourced from
the Fusion 8100’s internal tuner.
In addition, Zone 2 on the Fusion 8100 may be configured to play an entirely different digital
audio source. If an independent digital audio input is chosen for Zone 2, it must be chosen from
amongst Coax 1, Coax 2, Optical 1, or Optical 2 and may only be 2-channel PCM audio (it cannot
be surround digital audio). Zone 2 may also be configured to independently play content from
the integrated Bluetooth input.
Note: Once the Fusion 8100 is paired to a Bluetooth device, they will remain paired as long as
the Fusion 8100 is On, even if you change the selected input (if you switch back to the Bluetooth
input you will not have to re-pair the device).
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Configuration and Operation
Configuring Inputs
The Fusion 8100 allows any input connector to be assigned to any input source using the Input
Setup configuration screen.
Menus
The Fusion 8100 is configured using a set of easy-to-use menus. When you first access the menu
system using either the Menu button on the Fusion 8100 front panel or the remote control, the
menu will open displaying one of the five main menu screens (Input, Mode, Parameter, Zone, or
Setup).
Use the Left and Right navigation buttons (on the front panel or remote control) to move between
the different top menu screens. In most cases, pressing either the Down arrow key or Enter will
enter the menu page. The hints line at the bottom of the menu screen will always indicate which
keys are valid in your current context.
A small “down arrow” icon on the bottom right corner of the menu screen indicates that the menu
is longer than a single page. If so, pressing the Down arrow when you are on the bottom item on
the menu will move you to the second page of the menu.
Note: Operation of the Fusion 8100 is relatively straightforward, and screen hints are provided
to make navigation easier. If you are uncertain which navigation keys are active in your current
menu context, refer to the hints line at the bottom of the screen.
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Fusion 8100 Menu Tree
MENU
Input
Mode
Input Config
Playback
Parameter
Tuner Setup
Input Setup
Remote
Hot Key
Zone
Speaker
Setup
Size /
Crossover
Setup
Auto
Room EQ
Noise Test
Option
Speaker
Distance
Load Default
Version
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Input Menu
Input
Tuner
Mode
Parameter
Preset :
Zone
01
Setup
87.50MHz
TV
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
CO 1
CO 2
On the Input Menu, use the Up and Down navigation keys to choose an input; press Enter to
select the input (make it active).
Note: You will NOT be able to access inputs that are NOT Enabled on the
Setup / Input Config / Input Setup Submenu from this menu.
Note: If a video input source is already selected, and you then select an audio-only input
source, the previously selected video will continue to play along with the new audio.
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Mode Menu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Direct
Stereo
All Stereo
PLIIx
NEO:6
Dolby D
Dolby EX
Dolby True
The Mode Menu will allow you to select which mode to use to decode your current input source.
The Fusion 8100 will normally select the “best” mode that is appropriate for the particular program
source you have selected. You may manually choose a different decoder mode - but will be limited
to those modes that are valid for the input format currently being received (for example, you
cannot choose Dolby Digital mode for an analog input signal).
By default, the Fusion 8100 will remember your choice, and will use it as the default choice the
next time an input signal of the same format is received. You may change this behavior using the
Setup / Playback Menu.
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Parameter Menu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Left Front
00.0 dB
Center
00.0 dB
Right Front
00.0 dB
Left Surround
00.0 dB
Right Surround
00.0 dB
Left Back / LvH
00.0 dB
Right Back / RvH
00.0 dB
SubWoofer
00.0 dB
Midnight
Off
Center Width
04
Center Distance
00
Headphone Level
00.0 dB
The Parameter Menu allows you to adjust several settings, including the levels of each set of
speakers. Changes made to speaker levels on this menu are temporary and will not be stored
when the Fusion 8100 is turned Off. If you wish to make changes to speaker levels that will be
retained between sessions, use the Setup / Speaker Setup / Noise Test Submenu.
Midnight Mode is a special audio mode with reduced dynamic range that is typically enabled
to allow listening late at night (the reduced dynamic range allows you to hear quiet dialogue
without the loud portions of the program being loud enough to disturb others).
Center Width and Center Distance alter the sound stage, and can be set to your personal
preference.
The Headphone Level is an offset which is applied to the main volume setting when you are using
headphones.
Changes made to the Center Width, Center Distance, Midnight Mode, and Headphone Level are
retained when the Fusion 8100 is turned Off.
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Zone Menu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone 2 Power
Zone 2 Source
Zone
Setup
Off
FM
87.50MHz
Sync by Main
Zone 2 Volume
40
Zone 3 Power
Off
Zone 3 Source
FM
87.50MHz
Zone 3 Volume
Sync by Main
40
The Zone Menu is used to configure the additional audio zones (Zone 2 and Zone 3).
For each zone, the zone may be enabled (On) or disabled (Off ), the default Volume level may be
set, and the default program source may be selected.
Either extra zone may be configured to play either the source currently selected in the main zone
or a different source, but not all choices are valid for both zones.
If either Zone 2 or Zone 3 is configured to Sync to Main, then that zone will play whatever source
is selected in the main zone regardless of the source format.
If Zone 2 is configured to play a different source, then the selected source must be either an
analog source, the tuner, a two-channel (PCM) digital source, or a Bluetooth source. Surround
sound digital sources are not valid in this context.
If Zone 3 is configured to play a different source, then the selected source must be an analog
source only.
Note: For the technically inclined; the Fusion 8100 has a second DAC, which can be used to
decode a second stereo digital audio source for output on Zone 2.
Note: There is a switch on the rear panel of the Fusion 8100 that allows you to route the Zone 2
audio to the amplifier channels normally used by the Fusion 8100 to deliver audio to the Rear
Surround Speakers. If this switch is IN, the SBL and SBR outputs are for Rear Surround Speakers.
If the switch is OUT, then the SBL and SBR outputs deliver Zone 2 audio.
This is a manual switch, and operates independently of the menu settings.
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Setup Menu (main setup menu)
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Input Config
Playback
Speaker Setup
Auto Room/EQ
Option
Load Default
Version
The Setup Menu is used to access most of the configuration options on the Fusion 8100.
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Setup / Input Config Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Input Config
Tuner Setup
Playback
Input Setup
Speaker Setup
Remote Hot Key
Auto Room/EQ
Trigger 1 Mode
Input Set
Option
Trigger 2 Mode
All Zone PWR
Load Default
Version
The Setup / Input Configuration Submenu is used to access most of the configuration options
on the Fusion 8100 related to input selections and configuration of the hot keys on the remote
control.
Trigger 1 Mode and Trigger 2 Mode allow you to configure whether each trigger is activated by
specific inputs or specific zones. If either is configured to Input Set, then you will be offered the
option, when configuring each input, to decide whether that input will activate the trigger.
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Setup / Input Config / Tuner Setup Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Area
North America
Band
FM
Freq
87.50 MHz
FM Mode
Stereo
Auto Scan
Manual Scan Up
Manual Scan Down
Memory
1
Trigger 1
ON
Trigger 2
OFF
The Setup / Input Configuration / Tuner Setup Submenu is used to configure the tuner settings
and memory presets for the Fusion 8100.
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Setup / Input Config / Input Setup Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
HDMI ARC
Enable
Hot Key:TV
HDMI 1
Video
Last Video
HDMI 2
Audio
HDMI ARC
HDMI 3
Rename
TV
HDMI 4
LipSync
0 mS
Coaxial 1
Input Level
00 dB
Coaxial 2
Trigger 1
ON
Optical 1
Trigger 2
OFF
The Setup / Input Configuration / Input Setup Submenu is used to configure various parameters
for each input on the Fusion 8100, including the audio and video source for each, the input name,
an individual audio input trim level for each input, an individual LipSync delay time for each input,
and which triggers are activated when the input is chosen.
Note: When the video source for an input is set to one of the HDMI inputs on the Fusion 8100,
selecting HDMI as the audio source will automaticaly select the audio input from the same
HDMI input as the video input.
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Setup / Input Config / Remote Hot Key Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
REMOTE KEY:
Assigned to:
HOT KEY 1
TV
TV
HOT KEY 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 1
HOT KEY 3
HDMI 2
HDMI 2
HOT KEY 4
HDMI 3
HDMI 3
HOT KEY 5
HDMI 4
HDMI 4
The Setup / Input Configuration / Remote Hot Key Submenu is used to configure which input is
associated with which hot key on the remote control. The Bluetooth hot key (the one with the “B”
symbol) is pre-configured and cannot be changed.
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Setup / Playback Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
ANALOG 2 CH
LAST USED
PCM
Direct
MULTI PCM
Stereo
DOLBY 2/0
PLIIx
DOLBY D
NEO:6
DOLBY EX
All Stereo
Zone
Setup
DOLBY HD
DTS 2/0
DTS
DST-ES
DTS-HD
The Setup / Playback Submenu allows you to configure which decoder mode is used by default to
decode each different type of source signal. Here you can configure which default mode the
Fusion 8100 will use to decode each type of input source when it is received. If you set any of
these to Last Used, then the Fusion 8100 will use the last mode you manually selected to decode
this particular type of input signal as its default mode for that type.
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Setup / Speaker Setup Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Input Setup
Size/Crossover
Playback
Noise Test
Speaker Setup
Speaker Distance
Auto Room/EQ
LFE Level
Option
Front Bi-Wire
Zone
Setup
OFF
Load Default
Version
The Setup / Speaker Setup Submenu allows you to access the menus on the Fusion 8100 for
configuring speaker sizes and crossovers, levels, and distances.
Note: The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System will automatically select optimal values
for the size, crossover point, distance, and level of each speaker. These controls are provided
for users who either prefer to make their own adjustments using a sound level meter or real
time analyzer, or who wish to make “fine tuning” adjustments to the results of the automatic
room correction.
Note: If the Back Channel switch on the rear of the Fusion 8100 is OUT, then the SBL and SBR
Speaker Outputs will provide audio from Zone 2. If that switch is IN, then the content provided
by those speakers will be controlled by the Fusion 8100’s configuration menus.
If the Back Channel switch on the rear of the Fusion 8100 is IN, and Front Bi-Wire is set to On
in this menu, then those outputs will duplicate the Front Left and Front Right Main Speaker
Outputs and can be used to “vertically bi-amp” your front speakers (this menu setting takes
priority over other menu settings, but not the rear panel switch).
If the Back Channel switch on the rear of the Fusion 8100 is IN, and Front Bi-Wire is set to Off in
this menu, then the SBL and SBR speakers will be assigned to EITHER Surround Back Left and
Surround Back Right, OR FvH (front vertical height) speakers, depending on the setting in the
Setup / Speaker Setup / Size & Crossover Submenu.
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Setup / Speaker Setup / Size & Crossover Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Front L/R
Large
Center
Small
80 Hz
Surround L/R
Small
80 Hz
Back L/R
Small
80 Hz
FvH
None
Back/FvH Channel
Parameter
2 CH
SubWoofer
Yes
80 Hz
Enhanced Bass
Parameter
Off
Front Slope
12 dB
Center Slope
12 dB
Surround Slope
12 dB
Back/FvH Slope
12 dB
SubWoofer Slop
24 dB
Load Default
The Setup / Speaker Setup / Size & Crossover Submenu allows you to configure the speaker size
for each set of speakers (Small or Large). For speakers set to Small, you may then configure a
crossover point and crossover slope for each set.
If FvH is set to Large or Small, then the SBL and SBR Main Speaker Outputs will be assigned as
Front Vertical Height speakers. If FvH is set to None, then the SBL and SBR Main Speaker Outputs
will be assigned as Surround Back Left and Surround Back Right Speakers.
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Enhanced Bass is a special function intended to enhance the bass capabilities of systems with
both Large front speakers and a subwoofer. When enhanced Bass is set to On, bass frequencies
from the front channels are also sent to the subwoofer (even if the front speakers are set to Large).
Note: To configure the Fusion 8100 as a “regular 7.1 channel receiver”, the Back Channel switch
on the rear panel of the Fusion 8100 should be IN, Front Bi-Wire in the The Setup / Speaker
Setup Submenu should be set to OFF, and FvH in the Setup / Speaker Setup / Size & Crossover
Submenu should be set to NONE.
Note: If the Back Channel switch on the rear panel of the Fusion 8100 is in the OUT position,
then the SBL and SBR amplifier channels will be assigned to Zone 2. If you do NOT configure
both Back L/R and FvH Speakers to None in this menu, when the Back Channel switch is in the
OUT position, rear surround or front height content will be discarded.
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Setup / Speaker Setup / Noise Test Submenu
Input
Channel :
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Left Front
00.0 dB
Center
00.0 dB
Right Front
00.0 dB
Right Surround
00.0 dB
Right Back
00.0 dB
Left Back
00.0 dB
Left Surround
00.0 dB
SubWoofer
00.0 dB
The Setup / Speaker Setup / Noise Test Submenu allows you manually adjust (trim) the level for
each speaker individually. As each speaker is selected, a test tone (modified pink noise) is played
from that speaker.
These controls may be used simply to apply a minor adjustment to one or more speakers “by ear”.
You may also use a sound level meter or real time audio analyzer to match the levels of each of
your speakers.
Note: Unlike level changes configured in the Parameters Menu, changes made in the
Setup / Speaker Setup / Noise Test Submenu remain in effect when the Fusion 8100 is turned
Off.
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Setup / Speaker Setup / Speaker Distance Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Left Front
00.0 ft
Center
00.0 ft
Right Front
00.0 ft
Left Surround
00.0 ft
Right Surround
00.0 ft
Left Back
00.0 ft
Right Back
00.0 ft
SubWoofer
00.0 ft
The Setup / Speaker Setup / Speaker Distance Submenu allows you to manually adjust the
distance from each speaker to your chosen seating position.
Note: If your preferred seating area is large, measure the distance from each speaker to the
center of the overall listening area. It is usually preferable to arrange your listening room so the
speakers are symmetrical (so the distances from the left and right speakers of each set to the
listening position are equal).
Note: The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System will fill in these values for you when you
run it. Because a variety of factors may adversely affect the results of the automatic calibration
measurements, we suggest that you manually correct any distance readings that are obviously
incorrect.
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Setup / Speaker Setup / LFE Level Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
EXT 7.1CH
00 dB
MULTI PCM
00 dB
DOLBY D
00 dB
DOLBY HD
00 dB
DTS
00 dB
DTS-HD
00 dB
Load Default
The Setup / Speaker Setup / LFE Level Submenu allows you manually trim the subwoofer LFE
level for each different type of input signal. (You could use this adjustment, for example, to set the
subwoofer to play 1 dB quieter for all Dolby Digital movies, and 3 dB quieter for all 7.1 channel
analog inputs.) The range of these trim controls is from 0 dB to -10 dB.
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Setup / Auto Room EQ Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Input Config
Auto Room/EQ
Playback
Auto EQ
Speaker Setup
Manual EQ 1
Auto Room/EQ
Manual EQ 2
Option
Manual EQ 3
Load Default
Flat
Zone
Setup
Version
The Setup / Auto Room EQ Submenu is used to initiate the Fusion Advanced Room Correction
System, and to select which equalization curve is in effect.
When the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System is run, it will create and save one room
equalization curve. In addition, you may manually create up to three additional room equalization
curves.
To run the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System, plug the calibrated microphone into the
Cal jack on the front panel of the Fusion 8100, select Auto Room/EQ on the menu, and press Enter.
Follow the onscreen prompts until the cailbration procedure is complete.
Once the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System has been run, you will be able to choose
between the results of your automatic room calibration (Auto EQ), up to three manually entered
calibration curves (Manual EQ 1, Manual EQ 2, and Manual EQ 3), and Flat (no equalization).
Note: After you run the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System, the EQ settings it generates
will be automaticaly selected as the current default EQ.
You will be able to preview what each EQ choice sounds like by moving the highlight over each
and pressing Enter. When you exit this screen by pressing Return, the EQ bank you currently have
selected will become the active default EQ bank for the Fusion 8100.
Pressing Enter a second time (when the selector is on the choice that is already active) will bring
you to the EQ Setup Submenu for that particular EQ bank (where you will be able to adjust the
actual EQ settings for that choice).
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Fusion Advanced Room Correction System™
The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System (Fusion ARCS) sends a series of test signals
through your speakers, measures the results with the (included) calibrated microphone, and
configures the Fusion 8100 to make your system sound its best. Even though the actual operation
of the Fusion ARCS is very sophisticated, it is very simple to use and will deliver excellent results
without manual tweaking in most situations. (The Fusion ARCS also allows you to fine tune the
settings and calibration curves it generates after you run it, and to create your own manual
calibration curves. You should also bear in mind that the choices the Fusion ARCS makes may not
agree with your musical tastes; if so, then you should always go with what you prefer, and adjust
your EQ settings accordingly.)
First, unpack your calibration microphone, unwind the wire, and plug it into the Cal jack on the
front panel of the Fusion 8100. (The Fusion 8100 is calibrated for this particular microphone, so
don’t use a different one.)
Note: The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System will not start if the microphone is not
plugged in.
Second, place the microphone in your listening location. While the Fusion ARCS will do its best to
optimize the sound for your entire room, the calibration curve and settings it generates will still
be the most precise at the position where the microphone was positioned when the calibration
was carried out. The microphone should be placed where your head is normally located.
Here are some tips for best results:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The test will take several minutes, and some of the test tones are annoying, so you might want
to take pets or children out of the room (especially if they are noisy).
Position the microphone close to where your head or ears normally are (on top of the back
seat cushion of your favorite chair or couch or, ideally, attached to a stand or tripod).
The microphone is normally positioned with the point up (and the flat base down).
Do not place the microphone in a location where it is blocked from a direct line-of-sight to
any speaker (like on a chair seat). If the microphone cannot “hear” a particular speaker, the
Fusion ARCS will raise the level of that speaker so it presents a balanced sound at the position
of the microphone, which will probably result in that speaker being too loud for everyone
else.
Try to avoid flat reflective surfaces. If you must place the microphone on a table or other
reflective surface, place a towel or blanket under it to minimize reflections.
Turn off any air conditioners or other gadgets that make noise, and avoid talking or making
noise during the test. Also turn off or remove from the area any telephones that are likely to
ring. If you live in a high traffic area, or have noisy neighbors, for best results wait for a quiet
time of day to run the Fusion ARCS. (If anything makes noise during the test, it will throw off
the results, and you’ll have to run Fusion ARCS over again for best results.)
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•
•
•
•
Avoid moving around the room during the test. It’s best if you pick a spot that doesn’t block or
change the sound field to stand or sit while the test is running. The best place is in the rear of
the room towards the center of the wall. Avoid walking near the microphone during the test
(even if you don’t block any speakers) because reflections from your body will interfere with
the accuracy of the results. And, of course, avoid making noise during the test.
If you rearrange your furniture, move your speakers, or add or remove reflective or sound
absorbing wall hangings (like big pictures or tapestries), you should re-run the Fusion ARCS
for best results.
If you purchase new speakers, or change adjustments on your speakers or other equipment
(like the level controls on your tweeters or amps), you should run the Fusion ARCS again.
The Fusion ARCS is powerful, but you will still get the best results if you start out with a good
room layout and good speakers. At a minimum, try to position speakers as symmetrically as
possible from left to right relative to the listening position. (Left and right speakers of each set
should be about the same distance to the sides of the listening position; the center should be
as near the center as possible. Perfect symmetry may not be possible in your listening room,
but the closer you get, the better your results will be.)
In general, highly reflective rooms are not optimum in terms of sound quality, and even the
Fusion ARCS may not be able to completely correct for the acoustic properties of an overly
“live” room.
Third, run the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System.
To run the Fusion ARCS, press the Menu button (to get into the menu system), select Setup, move
down to Auto Room EQ, move right to Auto Room EQ, and press Enter. Press Enter again when
asked, and again when asked after passing ambient level check. (If you “fail ambient” it means that
the Fusion ARCS thinks your room is too noisy, so look for appliances or other things making noise
and quiet them.)
Note: If the Fusion ARCS fails to run, ensure that your microphone is plugged in to the correct
input (the Cal jack on the front of the Fusion 8100).
The Fusion ARCS will now play a series of test tones through each of your speakers in turn. This
will take several minutes; do not interrupt the sequence. If you don’t have a full seven speakers
plus a subwoofer, the Fusion ARCS will still take several seconds to “test” each of the ones that
aren’t there (to verify that they really aren’t there); don’t worry, the Fusion ARCS won’t get stuck.
After the first series of test tones are done, the Fusion ARCS will present you with a screen
summarizing what it has found out so far (the presence, distance, and phase of each of your
speakers) and wait for you to press Enter (it will eventually continue by itself if you do not).
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Note: The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System is very sophisticated, but no automated
system is totally foolproof. Unusual room acoustics, reflections, or unusual speakers can
cause it to get incorrect results. If the Fusion ARCS says that the phase of a particular speaker
is reversed, it is a good idea to double check your wiring, and the phase of your power amp
and speaker. If, however, you find that the Fusion ARCS is mistaken, you can safely ignore
its findings. If the Fusion ARCS says your subwoofer is out of phase, look for a phase reversal
switch on your sub (many have one) and try it the other way. If your sub has a variable
phase control, setting it to “180” is the same as reversing the phase. Moving a subwoofer to
a different position in the room may also result in a reversed acoustic phase. If your sub is
definitely phased correctly, or you have no way to reverse it, then just ignore that as well. If you
change any wiring or speaker positions at this point, please cancel out of the Fusion ACRS and
restart it from the beginning.
Notes (about setting subwoofers):
Since the Fusion Advanced Room Correction is controlling the bass management for your
subwoofer, it is usually optimum to set your sub itself to “flat”. If your subwoofer has a phase
setting, you should set it to “0 degrees” or “normal” (and not “inverted”). If your sub has a
built-in crossover that cannot be disabled, then set it to the highest allowed crossover point. If
your sub has a level control, setting it to a center position, or “0 dB”, is a good place to start. If
your subwoofer has special features for eliminating room nodes, or if you are using bass traps
or other advanced room correction devices, these adjustments should usually be made BEFORE
running the Fusion ARCS for best results.
Once you have finished viewing the information presented by the Fusion ARCS, press Enter to
continue. The Fusion ARCS will now play another series of test tones through each speaker. These
tones are used to make more precise measurements for each speaker (which will be used to
generate the calibration settings). After this series of test tones are done, the Fusion ARCS will
present you with another screen of information.
This time you will be prompted to SAVE the information by pressing Enter.
The fourth, and final, step to running the Fusion ARCS is to activate the calibration settings that
Fusion ARCS has created. On the current Menu screen, you can see the equalization settings that
are currently applied by the Fusion 8100. The options include Auto EQ, Manual EQ 1, Manual EQ
2, Manual EQ 3, and Flat. By moving the highlight to each choice and pressing Enter, you change
the current setting to that choice (and may hear what it sounds like). The highlighted option is the
one that is currently selected. (The Auto EQ settings will be highlighted and selected by default.)
You will be able to go back later and change your choice, and to manually adjust the settings
made by the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System if you prefer. You may also create up to
three full sets of custom manual EQ setting and choose between them. To make the calibration
curve generated by your new Fusion ARCS active, and apply it to your inputs, you must leave Auto
EQ selected as the active EQ choice.
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Note: Moving the selector bar to an EQ choice that isn’t highlighted and pressing Enter selects
that choice. At this point (if you have an active input which is subject to EQ) you will be able to
preview what that choice sounds like. Moving the selector bar to an EQ choice that is already
highlighted, and pressing Enter, takes you into a sub-menu where you can make detailed
adjustments to the selected EQ configuration. (If you get into this screen by mistake, and want
to get out without changing anything, you can do so by pressing Enter or Return.)
Note: If you have Direct Mode selected, or are using the 7.1 Channel Audio direct input, you
will NOT be able to preview the EQ settings (because EQ is not applied in Direct mode). It is
therefore a good idea to make sure that you are listening to an input and mode in which EQ is
applied if you want to preview your settings. (If you haven’t done any advanced configuration,
HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 will probably work well for this.)
Note: If you run the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System multiple times, you will get
similar results (but probably not identical). You will not get more accurate results by running
it repeatedly (it does not save or average results from multiple runs). If you aren’t entirely
satisfied with the results, try moving the microphone to a slightly different position, or simply
adjust the results manually to fit your tastes.
The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System™: How it works.
For the technically inclined, here is a brief explanation of how the Fusion Advanced Room
Correction System works:
The first set of tones you hear (the ones that get progressively louder) are used to set an
appropriate level at which to run the test.
The next set of tones are used to determine the individual level, phase, and distance of each
speaker. This is done three times, and the results averaged, to minimize errors.
The results are then displayed.
The next set of tones are used to determine the optimum EQ settings. First, a loud set of tones
is run, and the highest response peaks are reduced. The subsequent tests, which may be run
anywhere from two to five times depending on how much adjustment of the initial rough curve
is necessary, are basically repeats of the initial run. For each run, the result is averaged and
compared to the reference (flat) curve, and each time this is done, the response peaks are again
reduced, bringing the final result closer to the reference curve each time. Once the curve is as
close as possible to the reference curve, then the final offset and level calibration measurements
are performed.
The final sequence starts off with a loud burst of unequalized test signal, followed by a quieter
burst of the test signal with the calculated EQ applied. The third burst consists of the difference
between these two signals, and is used to detect any unaddressed room modes (nulls), which are
then the subject of further adjustments. The final loud burst is the equalized and adjusted test
signal, and is used to set the final, precisely calibrated, level trims for each channel.
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The final results are then displayed, and you are prompted to save them.
Note: The results displayed by the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System are provided
to give you general insight into the areas where corrections have been implemented, and
the frequency bands and ranges which are affected by those corrections, and should not be
interpreted to literally represent the correction curve itself. The details of the full calibration
process, and the resulting correction curves, are far more complex.
The values provided are actually representative of the general offset values used to apply
the corrections, and so adjusting them will produce a corresponding change in the correction
curve (so you can, for example, increase the boost or cut in a particular band by adjusting the
corresponding value in the Fusion Advanced Room Correction System configuration), but they
should not be interpreted as representing the entirety of the correction that is applied, and
CANNOT be copied into a Manual EQ configuration memory to produce a Manual EQ setting
similar to the Auto EQ results. Setting all values in the Auto EQ memory bank to their flat values
also will NOT result in a flat response curve.
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Setup / EQ Submenus (Auto / Manual 1 / Manual 2 / Manual 3)
Input
Mode
Channel :
Fc
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Front Left
Gain
Q
Band 1: 27.28Hz
0 dB
2
Band 2: 50.74Hz
0 dB
2
Band 3: 96.97Hz
0 dB
2
Band 4: 180.36Hz
0 dB
2
Band 5: 335.49Hz
0 dB
2
Band 6: 641.1Hz
0 dB
2
Band 7: 1.19KHz
0 dB
2
Band 8: 2.21KHz
0 dB
2
Band 9: 4.12KHz
0 dB
2
Band 10: 7.88KHz
0 dB
2
Band 11:14.66KHz
0 dB
2
Reset
The Setup / EQ Submenus are used to manually configure the parametric equalizers in the
Fusion 8100. The Fusion 8100 offers three separate “EQ banks” - named Manual 1, Manual 2, and
Manual 3. For each of the three Manual EQ banks, you can configure separate EQ settings for
each individual channel (speaker). The main channels each provide 11 bands of parametric
equalization, and the subwoofer channels each provide 3 bands.
The screens above show the EQ settings available for one channel (Front Left) in one of the
Manual EQ banks (Manual EQ 1). Use the Left and Right navigation buttons to navigate between
screens (to show the EQ screen for another channel in the same EQ bank), use the Up and Down
navigation buttons to move between individual EQ frequency bands for that channel, and use
the Left and Right navigation buttons to move between the Center Frequency (Fc), Gain, and Q
settings for that band.
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With an old style “graphic equalizer”, you were given ten (usually) separate frequency controls,
each of which worked like a tone control (you could turn that band either up or down in level).
A parametric equalizer is infinitely more flexible. For each channel in each EQ bank you are given
eleven control bands. For each control band, you may choose the center frequency (Fc), how
narrow or wide a range of frequencies is affected (Q), and then finally the level for that band.
For example, to boost a wide range of frequencies in the lower voice range, you might set one
band to a Center Frequency of 600 Hz, and a Q of 0.5 (higher Q numbers mean narrower bands;
lower Q numbers mean wider bands). At that point you could use the Gain slider for that band to
turn those frequencies up. To reduce a sharp resonance around 33 Hz, you might set another band
to a Center Frequency of 33 Hz, and a Q of 7, and then set the Gain slider for that band to -6 dB.
Each frequency band can be set over the full range of audio frequencies, the Q for each can be set
between 0.25 (very gradual/wide) and 24 (very sharp/narrow), and the gain of each band can be
set anywhere between +3 dB and - 15 dB.
Note: The Auto EQ bank shows the EQ settings automatically entered by the Fusion Automatic
Room Correction system. However, Fusion Advanced Room Correction makes other changes
and settings that are NOT visible on this screen. While you may raise or lower the Gain settings
of specific bands on this screen to alter the automatic settings, setting all bands to flat on this
screen will NOT result in a flat response curve, and copying the settings on this screen into a
Manual EQ screen will NOT produce an equivalent response curve in that Manual EQ bank.
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Setup / Option Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
09
Input Config
OSD Depth
Playback
OSD Pop Up
Speaker Setup
HDMI CEC Control
Auto Room/EQ
HDMI Audio Out
Option
Standby Video
Off
Load Default
CEC Auto Source
Off
Version
CEC PWR Control
Off
All Operational
On
Amplifier
The Setup / Options Submenu is used to configure the CEC control options, OSD display options,
and Video on Standby feature on the Fusion 8100.
The OSD Depth setting configures the opacity for the Popup OSD menu.
The OSD Pop Up setting configures whether the main OSD Popup Menu is active or not, and
whether audio information is displayed whenever the type of audio signal being received
changes.
HDMI Audio Output configures whether the audio output of the Fusion 8100 is active (set this to
Amplifier if you want the Fusion 8100 to handle your audio).
Standby Video enables the Video on Standby function, which allows the Fusion 8100 to continue
to pass video and audio to your monitor even when it is in Standby mode.
The Fusion 8100 also offers several different levels of CEC control - which helps you to configure
the optimum amount of interaction between the Fusion 8100 and other CEC-enabled
components. The functions available with CEC control will depend on both the Fusion 8100 and
your source components and monitor, and you may be required to enable or configure CEC
settings on your source components.
Set HDMI CEC Control On to enable the CEC buttons on the remote control to control your DVD or
Blu-Ray player.
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Set CEC Auto Source On to enable CEC commands to be passed between the chosen input device
and the Fusion 8100 (the Fusion 8100 will automatically come on when you turn your source
component on, and your source component will automatically come on when it is selected on the
Fusion 8100).
CEC PWR Control will enable your Fusion 8100 and other components to switch each other on
and off (so, for example, your TV will come on when you turn on the Fusion 8100).
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Setup / Load Default Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Input Config
Playback
Speaker Setup
Auto Room/EQ
Option
Load Default
Version
The Setup / Load Default Submenu is used to return the Fusion 8100 to factory default settings
(and is also used to clear the Fusion 8100’s data and configuration buffers after a firmware
update).
Selecting Load Default and confirming the action will delete ALL user configuration settings from
the Fusion 8100 and return it to the configuration it had when received from the factory.
Note: Selecting Load Default from THIS SCREEN will reset ALL settings to factory defaults
(the Load Defaults option on other screens resets ONLY the parameters for that screen).
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Setup / Version Submenu
Input
Mode
Parameter
Zone
Setup
Input Config
Main CPU:
V1.52.02.51
Playback
Bluetooth Module
V1.000E
Speaker Setup
Auto Room/EQ
MAC:
TV:HDMI
00175348A63B
VX2433wm
Option
Load Default
Version
The Setup / Version Submenu displays the versions of the various firmware modules in the
Fusion 8100.
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Example Input Configuration
The following is an example of how you might choose to configure your Fusion 8100. In the
example, we will be configuring a typical 7.1 surround system, with seven speakers and a
powered sub, and a Blu-Ray player and Cable Box as the video and audio sources. The Cable Box is
connected to HDMI 1 input, and the Blu-Ray player is connected to the HDMI 2 input. Both input
devices, and our monitor, support HD.
Electrical Connections
• Connect the Cable Box to the HDMI 1 Input (using an HDMI cable).
• Connect the Blu-Ray Player to the HDMI 2 Input (using an HDMI cable).
• Connect the Monitor (TV) to the HDMI Output (using an HDMI cable).
• Connect the amplifier outputs on the Fusion 8100 to your seven surround-sound speakers.
• Ensure that the Back Channel switch on the rear of the Fusion 8100 is IN.
• Connect the subwoofer output to your powered subwoofer.
Since the Fusion 8100 will be doing the bass management for all of our speakers, we have
set the crossover on our powered subwoofer to “Flat”. We have initially set the level on our
subwoofer to “0 db”.
Menu Settings
Note: In this example, we will be leaving a lot of settings at their default values, and will not
be entering several menu screens at all. Obviously, this is an example, and your system may
require different settings.
The only configuration that will be required to start enjoying your Fusion 8100 at this point is to
run the Fusion Advanced Room Equalization System (refer to Page 38 for details).
(You may even skip this step if you don’t want to take the time right now, or are still finalizing your
room setup. If so, then simply select HDMI 1 for Cable or HDMI 2 for your Blu-Ray player.)
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Connectivity
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4 – HDMI 1.4 inputs with 3D and CEC support.
1 – HDMI 1.4 output with ARC support.
4 – Line inputs (unbalanced, stereo).
1 – 7.1 channel input (7 channels plus sub, unbalanced).
1 – 7.1 channel preamp output (7 channels plus sub, unbalanced).
1 – Balanced subwoofer output.
1 – Integrated Bluetooth receiver.
2 – zone audio outputs (unbalanced, stereo).
1 – audio out (mix out, unbalanced, stereo).
4 – digital audio inputs (2 - optical Toslink; 2 - coax).
1 – USB input for SW upgrade only.
2 – Antenna inputs, AM and FM.
2 – Trigger outputs.
1 – IR remote input.
1 – IR remote output.
1 – RS-232 serial control input.
7 – Speaker outputs (4 ohms / 8 ohms) gold plated 5-way binding posts.
1 – Remote control with CEC control panel.
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Care and Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance
Your Fusion 8100 requires no periodic maintenance or calibration.
Cleaning your Fusion 8100
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If necessary, the Fusion 8100 should be cleaned gently with a soft rag.
If something sticky gets on the front panel or case of the Fusion 8100, it should be cleaned
with a mild cleaning solution applied to a soft rag, followed by wiping with a clean rag
dampened with plain water and drying with a soft dry rag or cloth.
Note: DO NOT spray water or cleaning solution directly onto the Fusion 8100 or into
the vents.
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If something sticky gets on the remote control, it should be cleaned with a mild cleaning
solution applied to a soft rag, followed by wiping with a clean rag dampened with plain water
and drying with a soft dry rag or cloth.
Note: DO NOT submerge the remote control in liquid or spray water or cleaning solution
directly onto it.
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Troubleshooting
Problem: No power; Standby LED on the front panel of the Fusion 8100 is not lit.
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Verify that your power source is operating correctly.
Verify that the Power switch on the rear panel of the Fusion 8100 is turned On.
Problem: No video.
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Verify that your source component and TV or monitor work
(connect them together directly).
Check your HDMI cables and connectors.
Verify that you have the correct Input selected on the Fusion 8100.
Problem: No audio with a video source.
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Verify that you have configured the audio source for that input to be the same HDMI input as
the video source.
If you are using a different audio source (such as a different output from a Blu-Ray player),
verify that the audio source you have configured is (still) active.
Try re-selecting the Input.
Make sure the Fusion 8100 isn’t muted or turned all the way down.
Make sure you don’t have headphones plugged in
(headphones will mute the main output).
Check your interconnects, speaker cables, and speakers.
Problem: No audio with an audio-only source.
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Make sure the Fusion 8100 isn’t muted or turned all the way down.
Make sure you don’t have headphones plugged in
(headphones will mute the main output).
Check your interconnects, speaker cables, and speakers.
Problem: The remote control doesn’t work (but everything else works as normal).
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Replace the batteries in the remote control.
If the Fusion 8100’s front panel is in direct sunlight, try moving it (sunlight can jam the signal).
Look for other sources of IR signal noise that may interfere with the signal
(plasma TVs, certain CF or halogen lamps, and other sources of IR light).
Problem: No audio output from ONLY the SBL and SBR speakers OR
No audio output from ONLY the Zone 2 loudspeakers.
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Make sure the Back Channel switch is in the correct position.
If none of these simple suggestions eliminates your problem, please contact Emotiva Technical
Support, at 1-877-366-8324, where a real live person will be happy to get you up and running.
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Emotiva Audio Corporation Limited Warranty
What does this warranty cover?
Emotiva Audio Corporation (“Warrantor”) warrants its products against defects in materials and
workmanship.
How long does this coverage last?
This warranty commences on the date of retail purchase by the original retail purchaser and
runs for a period of five years thereafter, with the exception of products in the Fusion Series,
which are warranted for a period of three years from the date of retail purchase by the original
retail purchaser. This warranty is transferable to any person that owns the warranted product
during the Term. Warrantor warrants any replacement product or part furnished hereunder
against defects in materials and workmanship for the longer of the following: (i) the amount of
time remaining under the original warranty, or (ii) 120 days from your receipt of the repaired or
replaced product. The duration described in this paragraph is hereinafter referred to as the “Term”.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES RELATED TO
THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT AND ANY REPLACEMENT PRODUCT OR PARTS (INCLUDING
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE) ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE TERM OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS,
SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
A claim under this warranty must be made by you within the Term. A claim shall not be valid (and
Warrantor has no obligation related to the claim) if it is not made within the Term and if it is not
made in strict compliance with the requirements of the “How do you get service?” section.
What will Warrantor do?
Warrantor will, at its option, either: (i) repair the product, or (ii) replace the product with a new
consumer product which is identical or reasonably equivalent (in Warrantor’s sole discretion) to
the product. In the event Warrantor is unable to provide replacement and repair is (in Warrantor’s
sole discretion) not commercially practicable or cannot (in Warrantor’s sole discretion) be timely
made, then: (i) if the claim was submitted during the first 365 days of the Term, Warrantor shall
refund to you the purchase price that you paid for the product; and (ii) if the claim was submitted
after the first 365 days of the Term, Warrantor shall issue you a credit equal to the purchase price
that you paid for the product. The credit can only be used for the purchase of merchandise and
cannot be used for freight / shipping.
When a product or part is repaired or replaced, any replacement item becomes your property and
the replaced item becomes Warrantor’s property. When a refund or credit is given, the product for
which the refund or credit is provided must be returned to Warrantor and becomes Warrantor’s
property.
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What is not covered by this warranty?
This warranty does not apply: (i) to damage caused by use with products not manufactured by
Warrantor, where the non-Warrantor product is the cause of the damage; (ii) to damage caused
by service or maintenance performed by anyone who is not a representative of Warrantor; (iii)
to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, flood, fire, earthquake or other external causes;
(iv) to a product or part that has been modified after its retail purchase, where the modification
caused or contributed to the damage; (v) to consumable parts, such as batteries; or (vi) if any
Warrantor serial number has been removed or defaced on the product. WARRANTOR SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO
ANY DEFECTS IN OR DAMAGES TO ITS PRODUCTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
How do you get service?
In order to make a claim under the warranty, you must:
1. Call or email a customer service representative at 1-877-EMO-TECH (1-877-366-8324) or
support@emotiva.com. Provide a description of your problem and the serial number of the
product for which the warranty claim is being made.
2. You will be provided with a returned material authorization number (“RMA”).
3. Ship the product to the following address, with the RMA written in large, bold numbers on the
outside of the box, and with the letters “RMA” written before the number. Parcels arriving without
a RMA number on the outside of the box will be refused. The customer pays for the shipping to
Warrantor and Warrantor pays for the shipping back to the customer, as applicable.
Emotiva Audio Corporation
Attn: Repair Department
135 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064
How does state law apply?
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from
state to state.
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Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent Nos: 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 6,226,616;
6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and worldwide
patents issued & pending. DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS-HD and the Symbol together
are registered trademarks & DTS-HD Master Audio is a trademark of DTS, Inc. Product
includes software. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This product is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
All information contained in this manual is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the
time of publication. In keeping with our policy of ongoing product improvement, we reserve the
right to make changes to the design and features of our products without prior notice.
Fusion 8100 User Manual Revision 1.0 February 2014
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