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A/V Control Center
MX135
Owner’s Manual
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.
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street Binghamton, New York 13903-2699 Phone: 607-723-3512 FAX: 607-724-0549
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within an equilateral triangle, is intended
to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
WARNING - TO REDUCE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS!
PLEASE READ THEM BEFORE
OPERATING THIS EQUIPMENT.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
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The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or
back. No user-serviceable parts inside.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or
splashing and ensure that no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, are placed on the
equipment.
16. To completely disconnect this equipment from
the a.c. mains, disconnect the power supply cord
plug from the a.c. receptacle.
17. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall
remain readily operable.
Safety Instructions
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charge. Article 810
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with reguards to proper grounding
of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, and size of
ground conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to ground electrodes and requirements for
the grounding electrode.
Example of antenna grounding as per
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
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Thank You
Table of Contents
Your decision to own this McIntosh MX135 A/V Control
Center ranks you at the very top among discriminating music listeners. You now have “The Best.” The McIntosh
dedication to “Quality,” is assurance that you will receive
many years of musical enjoyment from this unit.
Please take a short time to read the information in this
manual. We want you to be as familiar as possible with all
the features and functions of your new McIntosh.
Safety Instructions ............................................................. 2
Thank You .......................................................................... 4
Please Take a Moment ....................................................... 4
Technical Assistance .......................................................... 4
Customer Service ............................................................... 4
Table of Contents ............................................................... 4
Important Information ....................................................... 5
Connector Information ...................................................... 6
Introduction ....................................................................... 7
Performance Features ........................................................ 7
Dimensions ........................................................................ 8
Installation ......................................................................... 9
Connections
Rear Panel Multizone, Control and Switch ..................... 10
Rear Panel Analog and Digital Audio Connections ........ 11
Rear Panel Video Connections ........................................ 12
How to Connect Multizone, Data and Power Control ..... 13
How to Connect Digital Audio Components ................... 14
How to Connect Analog Audio Components
for five or six channels .................................................... 15
How to Connect Video Components ............................... 18
How to Connect for Zone B ............................................ 19
Front Panel Features
Front Panel Controls and Sensor ..................................... 20
Front Panel Push-button and Switch ............................... 21
Front Panel Displays ........................................................ 22
Setup Mode
How to Operate the Setup Mode ..................................... 23
Default Settings ............................................................... 24
How to Adjust for Loudspeaker Size ............................... 26
How to Adjust Loudspeaker Time Delay ........................ 28
How to Adjust Loudspeaker Levels ................................ 29
How to Change the Input Setup ....................................... 31
How to Change the Volume Setup ................................... 37
How to Adjust Zone B Setup ........................................... 37
How to Change the Advanced Settings ........................... 38
Operation
How to Operate the MX135 ............................................ 40
How to Operate the Trim Mode ....................................... 43
How to Operate the Surround Mode ............................... 46
How to Make a Recording ............................................... 48
How to Operate Zone B ................................................... 49
Additional Information
Audio and General Specifications ................................... 50
TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module
TM1 Table of Contents .................................................... 52
Packing Instructions ........................................................ 59
Please Take A Moment
The serial number, purchase date and McIntosh Dealer
name are important to you for possible insurance claim or
future service. The spaces below have been provided for
you to record that information:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Dealer Name:
Technical Assistance
If at any time you have questions about your McIntosh
product, contact your McIntosh Dealer who is familiar with
your McIntosh equipment and any other brands that may
be part of your system. If you or your Dealer wish additional help concerning a suspected problem, you can receive technical assistance for all McIntosh products at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-1545
Fax: 607-723-3636
Customer Service
If it is determined that your McIntosh product is in need of
repair, you can return it to your Dealer. You can also return
it to the McIntosh Laboratory Service Department. For assistance on factory repair return procedure, contact the
McIntosh Service Department at:
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903
Phone: 607-723-3515
Fax: 607-723-1917
Copyright 2004 © by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
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Important Information
Important Information
1. The MX135 A/V Control Center has provisions for adding an
optional McIntosh TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module for Radio
Station Reception. The TM1 is available from your McIntosh
Dealer and can be installed at any time, usually while you
wait. Refer to page 52 for additional TM1 information.
2. Before making any connections to the MX135, make sure the
Main POWER Switch is in the Off position. Failure to do so
could result in malfunctioning of some or all of the system’s
normal operations.
3. All Zones in a McIntosh Multizone System (except for Zone A)
are unbalanced Analog Audio Signals only. The Digital Audio
Input Source Signals and Balanced Analog Audio Input
Signals will not appear at any of the Zones (including Zone B
of the MX135 and Zones of a CR12 or CR16 when connected
to the MX135). The Source Component Unbalanced Analog
Outputs must be connected to the MX135.
4. The connection of a turntable to the PH/AUX Input jacks
requires changes to be made in the SETUP Mode, refer to
page 32. If a recording is made from the turntable and/or
listening to a record in Zone B of the MX135 and Zones of a
CR16 when connected to the MX135 both the INPUT A and
INPUT B Controls need to be placed in the PHON position.
5. Connecting Cables are available from the McIntosh Parts
Department:
Data and Power Control Cable Part No. 170-202
Six foot, shielded 2 conductor, with 1/8 inch stereo mini
phone plugs on each end.
Control Center to Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Cable
Part No. 170-631
Six foot, DB25, shielded, straight through, 25 conductor
male-to-female cable.
Control Center to CR16 Cable Part No. 170-430
Six foot, DB37, shielded, straight through, 37 conductor
male-to-male cable.
6. When the MX135 is connected to some McIntosh
Multichannel Power Amplifiers with a 25 conductor cable, the
amplifier meters may automatically indicate the output of
individual channels during the Speaker Level Setup
Operation. Refer to the Power Amplifiers Owner’s Manual for
additional information.
7. When the MX135 is connected to a CR16 Controller Input B
jack with the 37 conductor cable, do not connect a 25
conductor cable to the CR16 Controller Input A jack from
another McIntosh Control Center.
8. When the MX135 is connected with a CR16, the MX135
provides fixed specific audio signals that match the CR16
Inputs. If the MX135 Inputs listed below are re-titled, the
Inputs Titles on the CR16 will no longer match. For example,
if the MX135 TV Input (7), is reassigned as DVD2, selecting
the TV Input on the CR16 will receive the audio signals from
DVD2.
MX135 Inputs
0. TUNER
1. PH/AUX
3. CD2
CR16 Inputs
TUNER
AUX
CD2
MX135 Inputs
7. TV
8. LV
9. VCR1
CR16 Inputs
TV
LV
VCR1
MX135 Inputs
4. TAPE 1
CR16 Inputs
TAPE 1
MX135 Inputs
11. DVD
CR16 Inputs
DVD
9. The MX135 Input Source Name “DVD” is equivalent to “VAux” on some McIntosh Keypads, Remote Controls and
Audio/Video Control Centers.
10. Up to four McIntosh Sensors or Keypads can be wired in
parallel for both Zones A and B.
11. When a McIntosh WK-2 Keypad or a R649 Sensor is to be
connected to the McIntosh MX135 A/V Control Center that
uses a RJ-45 Connector Plug instead of the “F” Coaxial
Connector, connect the Center Conductor to Pin 1 and the
Shield Conductor to Pin 2. Refer to the figure below.
Pin 1
Shielded Cable
“F” Connector
Pin 8
Data Signal
(to Pin 1)
Data Ground
(to Pin 2)
RJ-45
Plug
12. The Zone A and Zone B IR Inputs, with 1/8 inch mini phone
jacks, are configured for non-McIntosh IR sensors such as a
Xantech Model 291-10. To avoid possible interaction,
disable the MX135 Front Panel Sensor with the switch
recessed in the bottom panel behind and to the left of the
Sensor.
13. System Setup operations must be performed in the order
they appear in the Main System Setup Menu as they are
interactive.
14. In order to hear bass frequencies below 80Hz, your system
must include either a Subwoofer or Large Front
Loudspeakers.
15. When an assigned Digital Input and a matching Analog
Input are in use, the MX135 automatically searches first for
a Digital Signal. If no Digital Signal is sensed, it switches to
the Analog Input.
16. Certain DVD or Laser Video Disc Players that are
reproducing Digital DTS Signals into a MX135 Digital
Input, may only produce noise from their Analog Outputs. If
Zone B is turned on and that same input is selected, that
noise will be heard.
17. There are three types of Video Signals that can be connected
to and selected by the MX135; Composite, S-Video and
Component. Zone A and B, VCR 1 and 2 have both
Composite and S-Video Outputs; the Component Video
Output is for Zone A only. The MX135 has Digital Video
Processing Circuitry that will Up-Convert the desired
Composite Input to S-Video; it will also Up-Convert the
desired Composite and/or S-Video Inputs to Component
Video.
18. For additional connection information, refer to the owner’s
manual(s) for any component(s) connected to the MX135
A/V Control Center.
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Connector Information
Connector Information
Keypad Terminal Connector
To use a WK-3 or WK-4 Keypad with the MX135, connect
the shield and four leads of a shielded 4 conductor cable to
a RJ-45 Connector Plug, according to the numbers listed
below. There is a numbered connector built into each Keypad, which has a different pin out.
MX135 RJ-45
WK-3 and WK-4 Keypad
1. Signal Data
1. Supply Voltage Positive
2. Signal Data Gnd.
2. Supply Voltage Negative
and Cable Shield
3. Cable Shield
3. N/C
4. Signal Data
4. Supply Voltage Negative 5. Signal Data Gnd.
5. Supply Voltage Positive
6. N/C
MX135
7. N/C
Keypad
8. N/C
Socket
RS232 DB9 Connector Pin Layout
1. N/C
6. N/C
2. Data Out (TXD)
7. N/C
3. Data In (RXD)
8. N/C
4. N/C
9. N/C
5. Gnd.
Multizone Controller (DB37 Connector):
1. Accessory-On 14. LV-Left
26. CD-Data
2. SYS-Off
15. TV-Left
27. N/C
3. Sum Data
16. Aux-Left
28. N/C
4. DVD-Data
17. Tape 1-Left
29. Ground
5. LV-Data
18. Tuner-Left
30. DVD-Right
6. Aux-Data
19. CD-Left
31. VCR 1-Right
7. Tuner-Data
20. Video Power
32. LV-Right
8. N/C
21. Ground
33. TV-Right
9. N/C
22. Home-Data
34. Aux-Right
10. N/C
23. VCR 1-Data
35. Tape 1-Right
11. Ground
24. TV-Data
36. Tuner-Right
12. DVD-Left
25. Tape 1-Data
37. CD-Right
13. VCR 1-Left
Power Control Connector
The MX135’s Power Control Outputs provide a 5 volt signal. Use a 1/8 inch stereo mini
phone plug to connect to the Power Positive
Control Input on other McIntosh
N/C
Components.
Negative
Multi-Channel Amp DB25 Connector Pin Layout
1. Left Front +
15. Center Front Gnd.
2. Center Front +
16. Right Front Gnd.
3. Right Front +
17. Subwoofer Gnd.
4. Subwoofer +
18. Left Surround Gnd.
5. Left Surround +
19. Right Surround Gnd.
6. Right Surround +
20. Left Back Surround Gnd.
7. Left Back Surround + 21. Right Back Surround Gnd.
8. Right Back Surround + 22. N/C
9. N/C
23. N/C
10. N/C
24. System Calibrate Gnd.
11. N/C.
25. Power Control Gnd.
12. System Calibrate
13. Power Control In
14. Left Front Gnd.
Data and IR Input Port Connectors
The MX135’s Data Port Output provides Remote Control
Signals. Use a 1/8 inch stereo mini phone plug to connect
to the Data Port Inputs on McIntosh Source Units. The IR
Ports also use a 1/8 inch stereo mini phone plug and allows
the connection of other brands IR Sensors to the MX135.
Note: The MX135 Rear Panel IR POWER Switch setting
determines if twelve volts are present at the Zone A and
B IR INPUTS.
IR Input Port Connector
Data Signal
with Rear Panel IR
Power Switch Set to Off
N/C
Ground
XLR Connectors
Below is the Pin configuration for the XLR Balanced Input
and Output Connectors on the MX135. Refer to the diagram for connection:
Pin 2
PIN 1: Shield/Ground
Pin 1
PIN 2: + Signal
Pin 3
PIN 3: - Signal
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IR Input Port Connector
Data Signal
with Rear Panel IR
Power Switch Set to On
Ground
+12Volts
Introduction and Performance Features
Introduction
Now you can take advantage of traditional McIntosh standards of excellence in the MX135 A/V Control Center as
the heart of your Home Theater System. The MX135 provides superior eight channel reproduction with the latest in
digital decoding combined with complete audio and video
switching. The McIntosh MX135 sets new standards for
accuracy in a Home Theater System.
Performance Features
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Balanced Inputs and Outputs
Two pairs of Balanced high level Inputs and an eight channel Balanced Output are provided.
•
Moving Magnet Phono Input
There is a Precision Phono Preamplifier for Moving Magnet Cartridges.
•
On-Screen and Multifunction Fluorescent Displays
A comprehensive On-Screen Display capability makes it
easy to perform setup adjustments using the Remote Control. The front panel display indicates volume levels, tuner
functions, input selection, operating mode and setup functions.
•
Pure Stereo Outputs
When Stereo Operation is selected for an analog source,
pure, unprocessed stereo signals appear at the left and right
front outputs.
•
Adjustable Channel Level and Time Delay
A built-in test signal generator allows all eight channels to
be calibrated for precise volume levels with either automatic or manual channel switching and can be adjusted for
time delay to compensate for different distances from each
Loudspeaker to the listening area.
•
Digitally Controlled Volume and Tone Controls
A Precision Tracking Volume Control adjusts all eight
channels with tracking accuracy better than 0.5dB. Digitally controlled bass, treble and loudness analog circuits
provide a wide range of tone shaping with no loss in traditional McIntosh sonic excellence.
•
Video Switching with Digital Video Processing
Any Composite and/or S-Video Input can be Up-Converted
to a Component Video Signal with the built-in Digital
Video Processing Circuitry. There is also video switching
for all three types of video signals.
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•
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Automatic Mode Switching with Auto Memory
The MX135 Automatically Switches Operating Modes according to the input signal. Zone A will memorize the Preferred Mode settings last used for each input.
Separate Listen and Record Input Selection
The 11 Analog A/V Inputs can be retitled for any desired
signal sources. Any unused input can be “turned off” so the
input selector will skip over it. All six digital inputs can be
assigned to any A/V signal source for Zone A. Separate
Record and Listen Circuits allow recording of one program
source while listening to another.
Latest in Digital Audio Processing
The MX135 incorporates the latest technology in digital
multi-channel processing, including Dolby Digital EX, Pro
Logic IIx, DTS-ES and NEO:6.
•
LED Channel Status Indicators
The MX135 includes twenty-four LEDs on the front panel
to indicate what type of operating signals are being received, signal processing mode and the output format chosen.
External Eight Channel Input
An external eight channel signal processor can be connected to these inputs as well as a DVD-Audio Player or
Super Audio Disc Player with a built-in processor.
Dual Zone and Additional Expansion
The MX135 has the built-in ability to control a separate
remote audio/video zone with program selection independent of Zone A, using a dedicated power amplifier and
speakers. A rear panel connector is provided to interface
with the CR16 Remote Control System to add four additional Remote A/V Zones.
Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination
The Illumination of the Front Panel is accomplished by the
combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). This provides uniform Front Panel Illumination, together with the extra long
life of the LEDs.
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Glass Front Panel
The famous McIntosh Illuminated Glass Front Panel ensures the pristine beauty of the MX135 will be retained for
many years.
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Dimensions
Dimensions
The following dimensions can assist in determining the
best location for your MX135. There is additional information on the next page pertaining to installing the MX135
into cabinets.
17-3/4"
45.09cm
Front View of the MX135
8-7/8"
22.54cm
9-7/16"
23.97cm
17"
43.18cm
Rear View of the MX135
13-1/4"
33.66cm
18-1/2"
46.99cm
17"
43.18cm
8-1/4"
Side View of the MX135
3/16"
0.48cm
13/16"
2.06cm
14-1/16"
35.72cm
8
20.96cm
7/8"
2.22cm
Installation
Installation
The MX135 can be placed upright on a table or shelf,
side of the A/V Control Center, so that airflow is not obstanding on its four feet. It also can be custom installed in a structed. Allow 21 inches (53.34cm) depth behind the front
piece of furniture or cabinet of your choice. The four feet
panel. Allow 1 inch (2.54cm) in front of the mounting
may be removed from the bottom of the MX135 when it is
panel for knob clearance. Be sure to cut out a ventilation
custom installed as outlined below. The four feet together
hole in the mounting shelf according to the dimensions in
with the mounting screws should be retained for possible
the drawing.
future use if the MX135 is removed from the custom installation and used free
17-1/16"
standing. The re43.34cm
quired panel cutout,
ventilation cutout and
unit dimensions are
shown.
Always provide
adequate ventilation MX135 Front Panel
8-5/16"
21.11cm
for your MX135.
Custom Cabinet Cutout
Cool operation ensures the longest possible operating life
for any electronic instrument. Do not install the MX135 diCutout Opening
Cabinet
rectly above a heat
for
Front
Custom Mounting
generating compoPanel
nent such as a high
powered amplifier. If
all the components
are installed in a
single cabinet, a quiet
MX135 Side View
running ventilation
in Custom Cabinet
fan can be a definite
asset in maintaining
all the system comCutout Opening for Ventilation
Support
1"
Chassis
ponents at the coolest
Shelf
2.54cm
Spacers
possible operating
temperature.
A custom cabinet
13"
installation should
33.02cm
provide the following
MX135 Bottom View
minimum spacing
14-1/4"
15"
in Custom Cabinet
13"
Cutout
36.20cm
38.10cm
dimensions for cool
33.02cm
Opening
operation. Allow at
for
least 2 inches
Ventilation
(5.08cm) above the
top, 2 inches
(5.08cm) below the
10-7/8"
bottom and 1 inch
27.64cm
(2.54cm) on each
Notes: Center the Cutout Horitzonally on unit.
For purposes of clarity, the above
illustration is not drawn to scale.
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Rear Panel Multizone, Control Connections and Switch
TO MULTIZONE
CONTROLLER connects to the McIntosh
Multizone Controller
Input B
IR POWER On/
Off for Zone A
or B external
Sensors
SUM A Data Port for
connections to other
McIntosh Components
RS232 connector
for connection to a
computer or other
control device
KEYPADS
ZONE A and B
for a McIntosh
Keypad or IR
room sensor
Connect the MX135
power cord to a live
AC outlet. Refer to information on the back
panel to determine the
correct voltage
10
HOME Data Port
connects to the
optional HC-1
Home Controller
SUM Data Port for
Zones A and B provides
connections to the other
McIntosh Components
POWER CONTROL
A and B send a turn
On/Off signal to a
McIntosh Power Amplifier for each Zone
IR INPUTS
for Zone A or
B external
sensors
ACC sends a turn
On/Off signal to
McIntosh Source
Components
VIDEO sends a
turn On/Off signal to McIntosh
Video Source
Components
DATA Ports send signals to compatible
source components to
allow remote control
operation
Rear Panel Audio and Digital Audio Connections
DIGITAL INPUTS CD1,
SAT, and LV receive a
digital audio signal from
the Optical Output of a
component
ZONE B OUTPUTS
send a two channel
signal from the analog inputs as selected
by the INPUT B
Control
DIGITAL INPUTS CD2,
TV and DVD receive a
digital audio signal from
the Coaxial Output of a
component
INPUTS for analog audio signals
from a DVD, LV, VCR, TV, SAT,
CD, TAPE or AUX components
ZONE A FIXED
OUTPUTS send a
fixed line level, two
channel analog signal as selected by the
INPUT A control
DIGITAL OUTPUTS both
optical and coaxial, provide a
digital audio signal to an external digital processor
ZONE A BALANCED OUTPUTS
contain the program signals for all
eight channels
OUTPUTS VCR 1
and 2 supply analog
audio record signals
for recorders
The eight channel
EXTERNAL INPUTS accept audio
signals from a component or external
processor
TUNER INput/OUTput allows
for connecting an external tuner
to the MX135 when the optional
TM1 Module is not installed or
Tuner Audio Output Signals
when the TM1 is installed in the
MX135
BALANCED INPUTS
for two channel component sources
MULTI-CHANNEL
AMPlifier connector
accepts a 25 conductor
cable that connects all
audio and power control signals to a McIntosh Power Amplifier
ZONE A OUTPUTS
send all eight audio
channel signals to
power amplifier inputs
11
Rear Panel Video Connections
COMPONENT INPUTS receive
Component Video (Y, PR and PB)
Signals from five Component
Video Sources
OUTPUTS for VCR 1 and 2
supply Composite Video
Signals for recorders
OUTPUT MONitor A
sends a Composite or
S-Video Signal to a
monitor/TV located in
Zone A
OUTPUT MONitor B
sends a Composite or
S-Video Signal to a
monitor/TV located in
Zone B
COMPONENT OUTPUTS send
Component Video (Y, PR and PB)
Signals to the ZONE A Video
Monitor
12
OUTPUTS for VCR 1
and 2 supply S-Video
Signals for recorders
Note: If the MX135 A/V System Control
Center has the TM1 AM/FM
Tuner Module installed, proceed
to page 53 for Rear Panel
Antenna Connection Information.
INPUTS for Composite Video Signals
from a DVD, LV, VCR, TV, SAT, CD,
TAPE or AUX components
INPUTS for S-Video Signals from
a DVD, LV, VCR, TV, SAT, CD,
TAPE or AUX components
How to Connect Multizone, Data and Power Control
How to Connect Multizone, Data and Power
Control
1. Connect a Data Control Cable from the MX135 DVD
(input 11) Data Port to the McIntosh DVD Player Data
In Jack.
Note: By adding a McIntosh Remote Control Translator to
the MX135, non McIntosh Source Devices such as a
Satellite Receiver can be remotely controlled using a
McIntosh Remote Control and Keypads.
2. Connect a Data Control Cable from the MX135
HOME Data Port to the Home Controller Data In Jack.
3. Connect a 4 conductor shielded cable from the MX135
ZONE A KEYPAD Socket to a McIntosh WK-4 Keypad.
4. Connect a DB37 Cable, shielded straight through 37
conductor, from the MX135 TO MULTIZONE CONTROLLER Connector to the CR16 Multizone “Controller Input B” socket.
5. Connect a Power Control Cable from the MX135
POWER CONTROL ACC Jack to the McIntosh DVD
Player Power Control In Jack.
6. Connect a Power Control Cable from the MX135
POWER CONTROL A Jack to the McIntosh Powered
Subwoofer Power Control In Jack.
7. Connect a Power Control Cable from the McIntosh
Powered Subwoofer Power Control Out Jack to the
McIntosh Power Control AC Outlet Strip Power Control Jack.
8. Optionally, connect a Data Control Cable from the
MX135 IR INPUTS A to an external IR Sensor.
McIntosh CR16 Multizone Controller
McIntosh Powered Subwoofer
Home Controller
IR Sensor
McIntosh
Power
Control
McIntosh WK-4 Keypad
McIntosh DVD Player
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How to Connect Digital Audio Components
How to Connect Digital Audio Components
1. Connect a cable from the MX135 DIGITAL COAXIAL DVD INPUT (Input F) to the McIntosh Coaxial Digital Output of the McIntosh DVD Player.
2. Connect a cable from the MX135 SAT INPUT (Input
B) OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT to the Optical Digital
Output of a Satellite Receiver.
3. Connect a cable from the MX135 LV INPUT (Input C)
OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT to the Optical Digital
Output of a Digital Audio Recorder.
4. Connect a cable from the Digital Audio Recorder Input
to the MX135 OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT.
Digital Audio Recorder
Digital IN
Digital OUT
McIntosh DVD Player
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Satellite Receiver
How to Connect Audio Components for five or six channels
How to Connect Audio Components for five or
six channels
The MX135 accepts Analog Audio and Digital Audio Signal Inputs. It is important to connect the Analog Outputs
along with the Digital Audio Signal Output from source
components connected to the MX135. This will assure that
the audio from that source component is available to the
VCR1 and 2 Outputs, Zone B and optional CR16
Multizone System.
1. Connect a DB25 Cable, shielded straight through 25
conductor, from the MX135 MULTI-CHANNEL AMP
Connector to the McIntosh Six Channel Power Amplifier Multi-Channel Input Socket.
2. Connect a cable from the MX135 Analog Audio
INPUTs (Input 11) to the McIntosh 2 CH Audio Outputs of the McIntosh DVD Player.
3. Connect balanced cables from the MX135 ZONE A
BALANCED INPUTS 1 to the McIntosh Balanced Audio Outputs of the McIntosh DVD Player.
4. Connect cables from the MX135 EXTERNAL Audio
INPUTs to the McIntosh 5.1CH Audio Outputs of the
McIntosh DVD Player.
5. Connect a cable from the MX135 Left and Right Analog Audio INPUTs (Input 6) to the Left and Right Analog Audio Outputs of the Satellite Receiver.
6. Connect a cable from the MX135 VCR1 Audio OUTPUT (Output 9) to the VCR Audio Input.
7. Connect a cable from the MX135 VCR1 Audio INPUT
(Input 9) to the VCR Audio Output.
8. Connect a cable from the MX135 LV Audio INPUT
(Input 8) to the Digital Audio Recorder Analog Output.
9. Connect a cable from the MX135 VCR2 Audio OUTPUT (Output 10) to Digital Audio Recorder Analog
Input.
McIntosh Powered Subwoofer
10. Connect a cable from the
MX135 ZONE A
SUBwoofer OUTPUTS to
the McIntosh Powered
Subwoofer Line In Jack.
Digital Audio Recorder
Satellite
Receiver
VCR
Analog IN
Analog OUT
IN
OUT
McIntosh Multichannel Power Amplifier
McIntosh DVD Player
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16
Notes
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How to Connect Video Components
How to Connect Video Components
There are three types of Video Signals that can be connected to and selected by the MX135; Composite, S-Video
and Component. The built-in Digital Video Processing Circuitry can Up-Convert the desired Composite Input to SVideo; it will also Up-Convert the desired Composite or SVideo Inputs to Component Video. Connect all of the available Source Component Video Outputs (Component, SVideo and Composite), using the appropriate Video Cables
to the MX135. This will assure that video is available to
the Zone B and VCR Outputs. Refer to Input Setup Menu
on page 34 for additional information.
1. Connect video cables from the MX135 DVD VIDEO
INPUTS to the McIntosh Video Outputs of the McIntosh DVD Player.
2. Connect video cables from the MX135 DVD COMPONENT INPUT 5 to the McIntosh Component Video
Outputs of the McIntosh DVD Player.
3. Connect video cables from the MX135 SAT VIDEO
INPUTS to the Video Outputs of a Satellite Receiver.
4. Connect video cables from the MX135 SAT COMPONENT INPUT 1 to the McIntosh Component Video
Outputs of a Satellite Receiver.
5. Connect video cables from the MX135 VCR1 INPUTS
to the VCR Video Outputs.
6. Connect video cables from the MX135 VCR1 OUTPUTS to the VCR Video Inputs.
7. Connect video cables from the MX135 MON A COMPONENT OUTPUTS to the Monitor/TV Component
Video Inputs.
Note: If the Monitor/TV does not have Component Video
Inputs, then connect the MX135 MON A S-Video or
Composite Output(s) instead.
Monitor/TV
Satellite Receiver
VCR
IN
To AC
Outlet
McIntosh DVD Player
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OUT
Note: If the MX135 A/V System
Control Center has the
TM1 AM/FM Tuner
Module installed, proceed
to page 54 for How to
Connect Antennas
Information.
How to Connect for Zone B
How to Connect for Zone B
The MX135 is a Dual Zone A/V Control Center. For Zone
B activation, a Power Amplifier and Loudspeakers are required and the addition of a McIntosh Sensor or Keypad
allows for more convenient operation. To provide the best
video quality for Zone B, it is important to use high quality
cables and keep the cable lengths as short as possible. If SVideo Connections are used, make sure the cable’s signal
carrying wires are individually shielded.
3. Connect a cable from the MX135 KEYPADS ZONE B
to the McIntosh Keypad.
4. Connect a cable from the MX135 MON B S-Video
Socket to the Monitor/TV video input.
5. Connect the MX135 to a live AC Outlet.
Monitor/TV
Note: If Zone B will not be connected at this time, proceed to
step 5.
1. Connect a cable from the MX135 POWER CONTROL
B Jack to the McIntosh Power Amplifier Power Control In Jack.
2. Connect a cable from the MX135 ZONE B OUTPUTS
Left and Right to the McIntosh Power Amplifier Unbalanced Left and Right Inputs.
To AC
Outlet
McIntosh WK-4 Keypad
McIntosh Power Amplifier
Right
Loudspeaker
Left
Loudspeaker
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Front Panel Controls and Sensor
Allows up or down
adjustment for each
trim parameter
Adjusts the Listen
Volume Level of all
eight channels
Selects which of the eleven Audio/Video Sources or Tuner Signal is available for VCR Outputs, Zone B Audio Outputs and
MONitor B Video Outputs
Selects which of the eleven Audio/
Video Sources or Tuner Signal is available at the Zone A Audio Outputs,
Component and MONitor A Video
Outputs
IR (Infra Red) Sensor
accepts IR signals directly from the Remote
Control
Selects the parameter
for making audio and
front panel display adjustments
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Selects the desired audio
operating mode and selects
the external eight channel
input
Front Panel Push-buttons and Switch
Activates control of Zone B,
both Input Selection and
Volume Adjustment
Allows for the storing
into memory various
MX135 Settings
Switches On and Off
Zones A or B, or resets all
the MX135 microprocessors
Move Up or Down through
various selections and for
Tuning Up or Down the AM
or FM Broadcast Band
when the optional TM1
Tuner Module is installed
Press to go into
Setup Mode to
change the settings
Switches Off the
entire multizone
system
Allows for the selection
of various MX135
Functions
Move Left or Right through
selections and for scrolling
through the Tuner Presets
stored in memory, when the
optional TM1 Tuner Module
is installed
Switches
all AC
Power On
or Off
Activates the volume
compression circuit,
supported by selected
Dolby Digital sound
tracks
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Front Panel Displays
Indicates Input Selection Status, Volume, Trim
Adjustments, Surround Modes, Setup Functions.
The Tuner Functions are displayed when the
Optional TM1 Module is installed
Indicates which Trim
Parameter has been
selected
Indicates the name of the
Sound Processing Format
that is in use for INPUT A
(Listen) Selector and if it
is receiving a DIGITAL
SIGNAL
Indicates when
Zone B Front
Control is active
Indicates the Format of the Incoming Signal
and which channels are active; L (Left Front),
C (Center), R (Right Front), LFE (Low Frequency Effects), LS (Left Surround), S (Pro
Logic Surround) and RS (Right Surround)
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Indicates which Surround
Mode is in use
Indicates the Listen Output Format and which channels are active; L (Left Front), C (Center),
R (Right Front), SUB
(Subwoofer), LS (Left Surround), BS (Back Surround) and
RS (Right Surround)
Indicates when
the Late Night
Processing has
been selected
Indicates when the
Input Source selected
is processing a Digital
Signal
Indicates when the
MX135 is in
Standby/On Mode
Setup
How to Operate the Setup Mode
Your McIntosh MX135 has been factory configured with
default operating settings allowing for immediate use.
Changes to the default settings are accomplished with the
built-in Setup Feature using On Screen Menus. Follow the
sequence listed in the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu, as
some of these adjustments are interactive.
Note: One of the MX135 MON A Video OUTPUTS must be
connected to the video input of a Monitor/TV for
viewing the On Screen Menus.
1. Press the POWER switch to ON, the Red LED above
the STANDBY/ON Push-button lights to indicate the
MX135 is in Standby mode. Refer to figures 1 and 2.
Note: When the MX135
Main POWER
Switch is first
switched ON, the
Front Panel
Alphanumeric
Display will
Figure 1
indicate MX-135
and the Front Panel Nomenclature will illuminate
for about two seconds.
Figure 2
2. To Turn On the MX135, press the STANDBY/ON
Push-button. During the circuitry initialization period
(approximately four seconds) after turn-on, the Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display will first indicate
WARMING UP followed by the word MUTE (Audio
Outputs will be muted). Refer to figures 1, 3a and 3b.
Figure 3a
Figure 4
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display and the MAIN
SYSTEM SETUP Menu will
appear on the Monitor/TV
Screen. Refer to figures 4, 5
and 6.
4. Access the desired Setup
Figure 5
Menu by pressing the Up
or Down directional push-buttons followed by the
SELECT/OK Push-button on the supplied Remote
Control. The desired Setup Menu will then appear on
the Monitor/TV Screen. Use the Up or Down directional push-buttons to SELECT/OK the menu item
and press the Left or Right directional push-buttons to change the current setting.
5. After all adjustments are complete, select MAIN
MENU by pressing the Up or Down directional
push-buttons followed by SELECT/OK Push-button on
the remote control.
Note: Exiting from the active menu may also be
performed by pressing the EXIT Push-button on the
Remote Control.
MENU: MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
ÆSPEAKER SIZE
SPEAKER TIME DELAY
SPEAKER LEVEL
INPUT SETUP
VOLUME SETUP
ADVANCED
EXIT
Figure 3b
Notes: For normal operation, switch the MX135 On and Off
with the Standby/On Push-button. You may also
switch the MX135 On and Off by using the supplied
Remote Control. If the MX135 is not going to be used
for an extended period of time, turn off all AC Power
with the Power Switch.
Figure 6
3. Press and hold the MX135 Front Panel SETUP Pushbutton for approximately three seconds to enter the
Setup Mode. The word SETUP will appear on the
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Default Settings
6. If adjustments have been performed, the Adjustment
Acceptance Menu will appear on the Monitor/ TV
screen asking if you want to save the adjustments in
memory. Use the Up or Down directional pushbuttons to select YES to save, or NO to not save, then
press the SELECT/OK Push-button to exit the Setup
Mode and return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7.
ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE
DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THEM?
ÆNO
YES
The following listings indicate the factory default settings.
Refer to the listed page number for instructions on how to
change a default setting:
Speaker Size:
Speaker Type
Speaker Setting
Refer to Page
Front ............................ Small .............................. 26
Center .......................... Small .............................. 26
Surround ..................... Small .............................. 26
Back Surr .................... Small2 ............................ 26
Subwoofer1 .................. Yes .................................. 26
Sub Xover .................... 80Hz .............................. 26
MC Bass Mode ........... Off .................................. 26
Speaker Time Delay:
Speaker Location
Viewing Distance Refer to Page
All Locations .................... 10 feet ........................ 28
Speaker Level:
Speaker Location
Initial Level
Refer to Page
All Locations .................... 0 ................................. 29
Figure 7
Analog Inputs (Zones A and B):
Number
Name
Refer to Page
0 .......................... TUN ................................... 31
1 .......................... PH/AUX ............................ 31
2 .......................... CD1 ................................... 31
3 .......................... CD2 ................................... 31
4 .......................... TAPE 1 .............................. 31
5 .......................... TAPE 2 .............................. 31
6 .......................... SAT .................................... 31
7 .......................... TV ...................................... 31
8 .......................... LV ...................................... 31
9 .......................... VCR 1 ................................ 31
10 .......................... VCR 2 ................................ 31
11 .......................... DVD .................................. 31
Digital Inputs (Zone A):
Letter
Type
Name
Refer to Page
A ....... Optical ......... CD 1 ............................. 32
B ........ Optical ......... SAT .............................. 32
C ........ Optical ......... LV ................................ 32
D ....... Coaxial ......... CD 2 ............................. 32
E ........ Coaxial ......... TV ................................ 32
F ........ Coaxial ......... DVD ............................ 32
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SETUP
Zone A Analog Input:
Number
Setting
Refer to Page
0 - 11 ......................... RCA ............................. 32
Surr (Surround) Mode Default:
Number
Setting
Refer to Page
0 - 11 ........................ LAST ............................ 33
Video Power Control:
Number
Power Control
Refer to Page
0 - 11 .......................... ON .............................. 33
Component Video Inputs (Zone A):
Number
Name
Refer to Page
1 .......................... SAT ............................... 34
2 .......................... TV ................................. 34
3 .......................... VCR 1 ........................... 34
4 .......................... VCR 2 ........................... 34
5 .......................... DVD ............................. 34
Video Converter:
Number
Conversion
Refer to Page
0 - 11 ......................... OFF ............................. 34
Volume Setup:
Description
Initial Setting Refer to Page
Zone A Volume Preset: ............ Last ................. 37
Zone A Volume Maximum: ..... 99 ................... 37
Zone B Volume Preset: ............ 20 ................... 37
Zone B Volume Maximum: ..... 99 ................... 37
Advanced Digital Settings:
Function
Setting
Refer to Page
RC Toggle: ..................... OFF ....................... 38
Advanced Input Select Power:
Function
Setting
Refer to Page
Input Select Power: ............ OFF ................... 38
1
The Low Frequency Effect (LFE) Sound Information is
usually assigned to the Subwoofer Channel. If the Subwoofer
Channel is switched Off and one or more of the Front
Channel Loudspeakers are set to Large in the Speaker Size
Setup Menu, the LFE Sound Information will be redirected
to the Large Loudspeaker(s).
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How to Adjust for Loudspeaker Size
A Home Theater System can include a variety of Loudspeakers with various capabilities. The LARGE listing refers to the Loudspeaker’s capability for reproducing bass
frequencies down to 35Hz within -3dB of the midrange frequencies. If a Loudspeaker can not reproduce bass frequencies down to 35Hz within -3dB of the midrange frequencies, it is considered SMALL. If you do not have a
Subwoofer, you must have Front (Left and Right) Loudspeakers that are LARGE in order to hear the low frequencies below the Subwoofer Crossover Setting of 80Hz. If
you are unsure as to the bass performance capabilities of
your Loudspeakers, select the SMALL setting.
1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button for
approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode.
The word SETUP will appear on the MX135 Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display and the MAIN SYSTEM
SETUP Menu will appear on the Monitor/TV screen.
Refer to figure 6 on page 23.
2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select Speaker Size on the On-Screen Menu, followed
by the SELECT/OK Push-button on the Remote Control. Refer to figure 8.
Notes: The very first time the SPEAKER SIZE Menu is
accessed, the factory default settings will be
indicated. In the Speaker Size Menu Setting Options,
the number after the name of Small or Large refers to
quantity of Loudspeakers. If the setting for the Back
Surround Loudspeaker is Small 1 (BSL - Back
Surround Left), only the Zone A Back Output Left
Channel will have audio output.
3. Select the appropriate Loudspeaker location and type
by using the Up or Down directional push-buttons
to select first the menu item and then press the Left
or Right directional push-buttons to change the current setting.
Notes: When the Front Loudspeakers are set to Small, the
options in the Speaker Size Setup Menu for the Center
and Surround Loudspeakers are Small or None; the
Subwoofer Loudspeaker will be set to the On position.
If the Surround Loudspeakers are set to Small, the
options in the Speaker Size Setup Menu for the Back
Surrround Loudspeaker are Small 1(BSL), Small 2 or
None. When the Small 1 (BSL) setting is selected, the
BACK Surround Right Channel ZONE A OUTPUT
will be switched Off. A chart has been provided on the
next page to record your system settings.
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MENU: SPEAKER SIZE
ÆFRONT:
CENTER:
SURROUND:
BACK SURROUND:
SUBWOOFER:
SUB Crossover:
MC BASS MODE
Small
Small
Small
Small2
Yes
80Hz
OFF
MAIN MENU
Figure 8
4. When all of the settings on the SPEAKER SIZE Menu
agree with the Loudspeakers in your Home Theater
System, perform the SUB Crossover and/or the MC
BASS MODE adjustments or if no adjustments are
needed, then continue to the SPEAKER TIME DELAY
Settings. If you do not wish to perform SPEAKER
TIME DELAY adjustments at this time, select MAIN
MENU from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step.
5. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
SETUP, con’t
Sub Crossover
The MX135 incorporates a built-in Electronic Crossover.
The Crossover will redirect all of the audio frequencies below the crossover frequency setting to the Subwoofer and
all the frequencies above the setting to the appropriate remaining Home Theater Loudspeakers. The default setting
for the SUB Crossover frequency setting is 80 Hz, which is
the correct frequency for most Home Theater Loudspeaker
Systems. Refer to figure 8 and perform the following steps
to change the setting.
6. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SUB Crossover from the SPEAKER SIZE OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to change the crossover frequency to the desired setting.
Notes: The range of adjustment is from 60Hz to 120Hz in
10Hz increments. When the Input Source is Analog
and the Surround Mode is set to STEREO (the
Alphanumeric Front Panel Display will indicate
PURE STEREO) the crossover frequency will default
to 80Hz.
7. Next perform the MC Bass Mode adjustment below or
if no adjustment is needed, then continue to the
SPEAKER TIME DELAY Settings. If you do not wish
to perform SPEAKER TIME DELAY adjustments at
this time, select MAIN MENU from the menu. The
MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the
Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step.
8. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
MC Bass Mode
When a Home Theater System contains Loudspeakers that
are refered to as Large, the Bass Management Circuitry
will direct all the Low Frequency Sounds away from the
Subwoofer and to the Large Loudspeakers. With the MC
BASS MODE set to ON the Low Frequency Sounds are
sent to both the Large Loudspeakers and to the Subwoofer,
thus increasing the total low frequency output of the Home
Theater System. The default setting for the MC BASS
MODE is OFF. Refer to figure 8 and perform the following
steps to switch it On.
Note: The MC BASS Mode is only active when the Source is
either a Two Channel Analog or Digital Signal.
9. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select MC BASS MODE from the SPEAKER SIZE
On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to activate the circuit.
Select MAIN MENU and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen.
10. Next continue to the SPEAKER TIME DELAY Settings. If you do not wish to perform SPEAKER TIME
DELAY adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU
from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to
the next step.
11. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Loudspeaker Size
Loudspeaker
Default Setting
Front (L&R)
Small
Center
Small
Surround (L&R)
Small
Back Surround
New Setting
Small 2
Subwoofer
Yes
Sub Crossover
MC Bass
80Hz
Off
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How to Adjust Loudspeaker Time Delay
The following Time Delay Adjustments will electronically
compensate for different Loudspeaker distances from the
Listening/Viewing Area. Refer to figure 9. Time delay is
measured in feet. The delays can be adjusted from 1 feet to
20 feet in one foot increments for each Loudspeaker.
MENU: SPEAKER TIME DELAY
ÆLEFT FRONT
10FT
CENTER
10FT
RIGHT FRONT
10FT
RIGHT SURROUND
10FT
RIGHT BACK SUR
10FT
LEFT BACK SUR
10FT
LEFT SURROUND
10FT
SUBWOOFER
10FT
Note: Before performing the TIME DELAY adjustments, you
must first have completed the SPEAKER SIZE
adjustments.
1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button for
approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode.
The word SETUP will appear on the MX135 Front
Panel Display and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will appear on the Monitor/TV screen. Refer to figure
6 on page 23.
2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SPEAKER TIME DELAY on the On-Screen
Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button on
the Remote Control. Refer to figure 10.
Note: The very first time the SPEAKER TIME DELAY
MENU is accessed, the factory default settings will be
indicated.
3. Measure the distance from the Listening/Viewing Area
to each of the Loudspeakers. A table has been provided
to record the measurements and settings.
Note: A distance measurement that contains fractions of a
foot, should be rounded up or down to the nearest
whole number for this procedure.
4. Select the appropriate Loudspeaker location and type
by using the Up or Down directional push-buttons
to select first the menu item and then press the Left
or Right directional push-buttons to change the cur-
MAIN MENU
Figure 10
rent setting. When all of the settings on the SPEAKER
TIME DELAY Menu agree with the Loudspeaker measured distances in your Home Theater System, select
MAIN MENU. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen.
5. Continue next to the SPEAKER LEVEL Settings. If
you do not wish to perform SPEAKER LEVEL Adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the
menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next
step.
6. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Loudspeaker Time Delay
Figure 9
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Location
Default Setting
Left Front
10 feet
Center
10 feet
Right Front
10 feet
Right Surround
10 feet
Right Back Sur
10 feet
Left Back Sur
10 feet
Left Surround
10 feet
Subwoofer
10 feet
New Setting
SETUP, con’t
How to Adjust Loudspeaker Levels
A properly setup Home Theater Surround Sound System
will have all Loudspeaker levels adjusted to the same volume level in the Listening/Viewing Area. The MX135 includes a built-in test signal generator and its output is
switched into each Loudspeaker, either automatically or
manually. The correct volume level for each Loudspeaker
can be determined in the Listening/Viewing area, either
with a sound pressure meter or by listening. Level adjustments are made in 1dB steps, over a plus or minus 12dB
range, by using the Remote Control Left and Right directional push-buttons.
Notes: Before adjusting the SPEAKER LEVELs, perform the
SPEAKER SIZE and SPEAKER TIME DELAY
adjustments first. The SPEAKER LEVEL On-Screen
Display will only indicate channels that have been
switched On in the SPEAKER SIZE Menu. A sound level
pressure meter will greatly aid in adjusting the
Loudspeaker levels and the Left Front Loudspeaker
Volume level can serve as a reference.
1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode.
The word SETUP will appear on the MX135 Front
Panel Display and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will appear on the Monitor/TV screen. Refer to figure
6 on page 23.
2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SPEAKER LEVEL on the On-Screen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button on the Remote
Control. Refer to figure 11.
Note: The very first time the SPEAKER LEVEL MENU is
accessed, the factory default settings will be
indicated.
3. Determine whether you wish to use the Automatic (requires less push-button presses) or Manual (quicker
when used with a sound pressure meter) Loudspeaker
Level switching mode. For Automatic switching, proceed to Step 4. For Manual switching, proceed to Step
11 on the next page.
Automatic Loudspeaker Level Switching
4. Using the Left or Right directional push-buttons,
select AUTO MODE from the SPEAKER LEVEL OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the SELECT/OK
Push-button to activate the Automatic Loudspeaker
Level Switching Mode. The test signal will start cycling continuously through all Loudspeakers in 2-second intervals. Refer to figure 12.
5. While in the Listening/Viewing area, note the volume
levels from each of the Loudspeakers as the test signal
switches. If you determine that the test signal volume
MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL
ÆOFF
LEFT FRONT
CENTER
RIGHT FRONT
RIGHT SURROUND
RIGHT BACK SURR
LEFT BACK SURR
LEFT SURROUND
SUBWOOFER
MAIN MENU
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Figure 11
is louder or softer in any of the Loudspeakers, the levels should be adjusted so you hear the same test signal
volume from all of the Loudspeakers.
6. Adjust the volume of the test signal by pressing the
Left or Right directional push-buttons on the Remote Control. If an adjustment is made on a Loudspeaker, there is an additional 2-second time interval
before the system switches to the next Loudspeaker. As
a level is changed, the on-screen display instantly indicates the level change with numbers or minus numbers.
7. As the test signal switches to succeeding Loudspeak-
MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL
ÆAUTO MODE: PRESS SELECT
LEFT FRONT
0
CENTER
0
RIGHT FRONT
0
RIGHT SURROUND
0
RIGHT BACK SURR
0
LEFT BACK SURR
0
LEFT SURROUND
0
SUBWOOFER
0
MAIN MENU
Figure 12
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MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL
ÆAUTO MODE: SELECT TO STOP
LEFT FRONT
0
CENTER
0
RIGHT FRONT
0
RIGHT SURROUND
0
RIGHT BACK SURR
0
LEFT BACK SURR
0
LEFT SURROUND
0
SUBWOOFER
0
MAIN MENU
MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL
ÆMANUAL MODE: PRESS SELECT
LEFT FRONT
0
CENTER
0
RIGHT FRONT
0
RIGHT SURROUND
0
RIGHT BACK SURR
0
LEFT BACK SURR
0
LEFT SURROUND
0
SUBWOOFER
0
MAIN MENU
Figure 13
ers, repeat the level adjustment process until the test
signal volume levels of all the Loudspeakers are the
same. The Loudspeaker level cycling mode can be repeated as often as necessary.
8. Press the SELECT/OK Push-button to switch Off the
Automatic Loudspeaker Level Switching Mode. Refer
to figure 13.
9. Continue next to the INPUT SETUP. If you do not wish
to perform INPUT SETUP Adjustments at this time,
select MAIN MENU from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV
screen and proceed to the next step.
10. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Manual Loudspeaker Level Switching
11. Using the Left or Right directional push-buttons,
select MANUAL MODE from the SPEAKER LEVEL
On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the SELECT/
OK Push-button to activate the Manual Loudspeaker
LEVEL Switching Mode. Refer to figure 14.
12. Adjust the volume of the Loudspeaker by pressing the
Left or Right directional push-buttons on the Remote Control.
13. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select the next Loudspeaker and perform the level adjusting procedure. Continue this for each of the remain30
Figure 14
ing Loudspeakers. Repeat this as often as necessary until you are satisfied that the volume levels of all the
Loudspeakers are the same.
14. Press the SELECT/OK Push-button to switch Off the
Manual Loudspeaker Level Switching Mode.
15. Continue next to the INPUT SETUP. If you do not
wish to perform INPUT SETUP Adjustments at this
time, select MAIN MENU from the menu. The MAIN
SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/
TV screen and proceed to the next step.
16. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Loudspeaker Levels
Location
Default Setting New Setting
Left Front
0dB
Center
0dB
Right Front
0dB
Right Surround
0dB
Right Back Sur
0dB
Left Back Sur
0dB
Left Surround
0dB
Subwoofer
0dB
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How to Change the Input Setup
The MX135 has twelve Analog Audio Inputs numbered 0
through 11, six Digital Audio Inputs lettered A through F
and five Component Video Inputs numbered 1 through 5.
These inputs already have assigned titles and associations
that will allow for immediate hookup, operation and enjoyment.
If these starting assignments and associations do not match
up with components in your system, they may be reassigned from the default settings. The following example
will illustrate how to rename the TAPE2 Input to DVD2
and assign it the LV Digital Input. When the Zone A or B
Input Selector is rotated to select what was originally the
TAPE2 Input, DVD2 will now appear on the Front Panel
Alphanumeric Display. The Surround Mode, Video Power
Control, Video Converter Input and Component Video can
also be set for each Input.
Notes: 1. The very first time the INPUT SETUP is accessed, the
default settings will be indicated.
2. Unused Inputs may be switched Off so that they will
not appear when rotating through the input source
choices using the Zone A or Zone B Input Selector and
also will not be available when using the Remote
Control or Keypad.
3. If the MX135 is connected to either a CR16 or CR12
Multizone Controller, refer to Important Information
note number 7 on page 5.
1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode.
The word SETUP will appear on the MX135 Front
Panel Display and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will appear on the Monitor/TV screen. Refer to figure
6 on page 23.
2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons on
the Remote Control, select INPUT SETUP on the OnScreen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button. Refer to figure 6 on page 23.
3. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
push-buttons to select Input Number 5 - IR-TP2. Refer
to figure 15.
Note: The information displayed after the Source Input
Number indicates which IR Remote Control
Command selects the input.
MENU: INPUT SETUP
ÆSOURCE INPUT 5 TITLE
DIGITAL INPUT
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
SURR MODE
VIDEO POWER
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO CONV INPUT
MAIN MENU
IR-TP2
TAPE2
NONE
RCA
LAST
ON
NONE
OFF
Figure 15
5. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select “D” as the first character of the new title.
Note: The TITLE may be up to 4 characters in length
including (0 thru 9) and (A thru Z).
6. Press the Right directional push-button to select the
second character position of the title.
7. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons to
select “V” the second character of the title.
8. Select the two remaining characters “D” and “2” of the
title by using the directional push-buttons.
9. Press the SELECT/OK Push-button once and then
press the Down directional push-button.
MENU: INPUT SETUP
SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2
ÆTITLE
A
DIGITAL INPUT
NONE
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
RCA
SURR MODE
LAST
VIDEO POWER
ON
COMPONENT VIDEO
NONE
VIDEO CONV INPUT
MAIN MENU
OFF
Analog Audio/Video Input Title
4. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select TITLE, followed by pressing the SELECT/OK
Push-button. The On-Screen Menu Title can now be
changed from the default name. Refer to figure 16.
Figure 16
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10. Proceed to the Digital Input Setting. If you do not
wish to perform Digital Input Setting at this time, proceed to the ZONE A Analog Input Setting.
Digital Input
There are three Optical Digital Inputs and three Coaxial
Digital Inputs available for assignment with any of the
eleven Analog Audio/Video Inputs. The following example
describes how to reassign Digital Input C, which by default
has been assigned to Input Number 8 LV, over to the newly
created DVD2 Input instead.
11. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
push-buttons to select the DVD2 Input Number 5.
12. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select DIGITAL INPUT on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
push-buttons to select the OPT C LK Digital Input.
Refer to figure 17.
Notes: A Digital Input may be assigned to multiple Audio
Inputs. The “LK” after the Digital Input Name
indicates the MX135 will stay locked into the
Digital Mode even with an interruption of the
Signal. When the Lock is Off, the MX135 will
switch to the associate Analog Input Signal if there
is interruption of the Digital Signal.
13. Continue next to the ZONE A Analog Input Setting. If
you do not wish to perform ZONE A Analog Input
Setting at this time, proceed to the SURR MODE setting.
Note: The BALanced (1 or 2) Input may be assigned to
multiple Audio Inputs.
16. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
push-buttons to select the PH/AUX Input Number 1.
17. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select ZONE A ANALOG INPUT on the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the Right directional
push-button to select the PHON. Refer to figure 19.
18. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select TITLE, followed by pressing the SELECT/OK
Push-button. The On-Screen Menu Title can now be
changed from the default name.
MENU: INPUT SETUP
MENU: INPUT SETUP
SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2
TITLE
DVD2
ÆDIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
RCA
SURR MODE
LAST
VIDEO POWER
ON
COMPONENT VIDEO
NONE
SOURCE INPUT 11 - IR-DVD
TITLE
DVD1
DIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ÆZONE A ANALOG INPUT
BAL1
SURR MODE
LAST
VIDEO POWER
ON
COMPONENT VIDEO
5
VIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
Figure 17
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ZONE A Analog Input
The MX135 has two pairs of Stereo Balanced Inputs that
may be assigned to any of the eleven Audio Inputs instead
of unbalanced (RCA Type) jacks. The AUX Input also includes the option of connecting a Turntable with a Moving
Magnet type Phono Cartridge to PH/AUX unbalanced
jacks. In the steps below, the BALanced 1 Inputs will be
assigned to the DVD Input and the PH/AUX Input will
change over to a Phono Input.
14. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
push-buttons to select the DVD Input Number 11.
15. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select ZONE A ANALOG INPUT on the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the Right directional
push-button to select BAL1. Refer to figure 18.
OFF
VIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
Figure 18
OFF
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MENU: INPUT SETUP
MENU: INPUT SETUP
SOURCE INPUT 1 - IR-PH/AUX
TITLE
PHON
DIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ÆZONE A ANALOG INPUT PHON
SURR MODE
LAST
VIDEO POWER
ON
COMPONENT VIDEO
NONE
SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2
TITLE
DVD2
DIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
RCA
ÆSURR MODE
CINEMA 1
VIDEO POWER
ON
COMPONENT VIDEO
NONE
VIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
OFF
Figure 19
19. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select “P” as the first character of the new title.
20. Press the Right directional push-button to select the
second character position of the title.
21. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons
to select “H” the second character of the title.
22. Select the two remaining characters “O” and “N” of
the title by using the directional push-buttons.
23. Press the SELECT/OK Push-button once and then
press the Down directional push-button.
24. Continue next to the SURR MODE Input Setting. If
you do not wish to perform SURR MODE Input Setting at this time, proceed to the Video Power.
Surround Mode
By default, the MX135 will remember the last Surround
Mode Setting for each input. It is also possible to assign a
Default Surround Mode for each Input, so every time that
Input is selected the Surround Mode will be the default setting instead of the last selected Surround Mode for the input. Refer to figure 20.
25. Using the Up or Down directional Push-buttons,
select SURR MODE from the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
Push-buttons to select the CINEMA 1 Surround
Mode for DVD2 Input instead of the default setting
of LAST.
VIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
OFF
Figure 20
26. Continue next to the VIDEO POWER Control. If
you do not wish to perform VIDEO POWER Control Adjustments at this time, proceed to the Component Video Input.
Video Power
The MX135 has a VIDEO POWER CONTROL Jack and
its activation is controllable by selecting any one of the
Analog Audio/Video Inputs. By default all eleven Analog
Audio/Video Inputs have the VIDEO POWER feature set
to the ON Position. In the following example, the VIDEO
POWER Settting for the new DVD2 Input will be switched
Off.
27. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the DVD2 Input Number 5.
28. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select VIDEO POWER on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional
push-buttons to select OFF. Refer to figure 21 on
page 34.
29. If you do not wish to perform COMPONENT
VIDEO Input Adjustments at this time, proceed to
Video Converter Input.
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MENU: INPUT SETUP
MENU: INPUT SETUP
SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2
TITLE
DVD2
DIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
RCA
SURR MODE
CINEMA 1
ÆVIDEO POWER
OFF
COMPONENT VIDEO
NONE
SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2
TITLE
DVD2
DIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
RCA
SURR MODE
CINEMA 1
VIDEO POWER
OFF
ÆCOMPONENT VIDEO
4
VIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
OFF
VIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
OFF
Figure 21
Figure 22
Component Video Input
The MX135 has Electronic Input Switching for five Component Video Sources and they may be assigned to any of
the eleven Analog Audio/Digital Inputs. The following example describes how to reassign COMPONENT 4 IN
Video Input, which by default has been assigned to VCR2
Input, over to the newly created DVD2 Input and switching
the VCR2 Component Video Input to Off.
34. If you do not wish to perform VIDEO CONVERTER Adjustments at this time, proceed to step
37.
Note: The MX135 allows for assigning a Component Video
Input to multiple Analog Audio/Digital Inputs.
30. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the DVD2 Input, Number 5.
31. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select COMPONENT VIDEO on the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right
directional push-buttons to select 4. Refer to figure
22.
32. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the VCR2 Input, Number 10.
33. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select COMPONENT VIDEO on the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right
directional push-buttons to select OFF.
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Video Converter
The MX135 Video Converter feature allows the Up-Conversions of Composite Video Signals to S-Video and
Component Video; S-Video Input Signals may be converted to Component Video. This will provide better picture quality and will simplify video connections and operation of the TV/Monitor. In the following example, the
VCR1 Input has a S-Video Signal and it will be converted
to Component Video.
35. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right
directional push-buttons to select the VCR1 Input,
Number 9.
36. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select VIDEO CONV. INPUT on the OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to select S-VID.
Refer to figure 23.
37. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select MAIN MENU on the On-Screen Menu
and press the SELECT/OK Push-button.
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MENU: INPUT SETUP
SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2
TITLE
DVD2
DIGITAL INPUT
OPT C LK
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT
RCA
SURR MODE
CINEMA 1
VIDEO POWER
OFF
COMPONENT VIDEO
4
ÆVIDEO CONV. INPUT
MAIN MENU
S-VID
Figure 23
38. Continue next to the VOLUME SETUP on page 37.
If you do not wish to perform VOLUME SETUP Adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the
menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the
next step.
39. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you
may have made, select YES to save those changes or
NO not to save them. The MX135 will then return to
normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
35
Analog and Digital Audio Input Source Settings
Number
Default Title
New Title
Default Digital Input
0
TUNER
-
1
PH/AUX
-
2
CD1
A-Optical
3
CD2
D-Coaxial
4
TAPE1
-
5
TAPE2
-
6
SAT
B-Optical
7
TV
E-Coaxial
8
LV
C-Optical
9
VCR1
-
10
VCR2
-
11
DVD
F-Coaxial
New Digital Input
Video Inputs Source Settings
Video Power Control
Video Input Converter
Number
Title
Default Setting
0
TUNER
ON
-
OFF
1
PH/AUX
ON
-
OFF
2
CD1
ON
-
OFF
3
CD2
ON
-
OFF
4
TAPE1
ON
-
OFF
5
TAPE2
ON
-
OFF
6
SAT
ON
1
OFF
7
TV
ON
2
OFF
8
LV
ON
-
OFF
9
VCR1
ON
3
OFF
10
VCR2
ON
4
OFF
11
DVD
ON
5
OFF
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New Setting
Component Video Source
Default Setting New Setting Default Setting New Setting
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How to Change the Volume Setup
The MX135 has provisions for setting the wake-up volume
listening level for Zones A and B. A maximum volume listening level can also be set for both zones.
1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode.
The word SETUP will appear on the MX135 Front
Panel Display and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will appear on the Monitor/TV screen. Refer to figure
6 on page 23.
2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons on
the Remote Control, select VOLUME SETUP on the
On-Screen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Pushbutton. Refer to figure 24.
3. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select ZONE A VOLUME PRESET from the OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to select either LAST
(the last volume level listened to) or a fixed (0-99)
wake-up volume level. Refer to figure 25.
Note: The Remote Control Volume Up
push-buttons may also be used.
SPEAKER SIZE
SPEAKER TIME DELAY
SPEAKER LEVEL
INPUT SETUP
ÆVOLUME SETUP
ADVANCED
EXIT
Figure 24
and Down
4. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select ZONE A VOLUME MAXIMUM from the OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to select the maximum volume level.
5. If desired, make similar adjustments for Zone B.
6. Continue to the ADVANCED settings on page 38. If
you do not wish to perform ADVANCED settings at
this time, select MAIN MENU from the menu. The
MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the
Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step.
7. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Zone Volume Levels
Zone
MENU: MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
MENU: VOLUME SETUP
ÆZONE A VOLUME PRESET: LAST
ZONE A VOLUME MAXIMUM: 99
ZONE B VOLUME PRESET:
ZONE B VOLUME MAXIMUM:
20
99
MAIN MENU
Figure 25
Default Setting New Setting
Zone A Wake-Up
Last
Zone A Maximum
99
Zone B Wake-Up
20
Zone B Maximum
99
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How to change the Advanced Settings
1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode.
The word SETUP will appear on the MX135 Front
Panel Display and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu
will appear on the Monitor/TV screen. Refer to figure
6 on page 23.
2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons on
the Remote Control, select ADVANCED on the OnScreen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button. Refer to figure 26.
RC Input Toggle
The MX135 incorporates Automatic Digital/Analog Audio
Input Switching. When a source with an assigned digital
input is selected, the MX135 will automatically search first
for a Digital Audio Signal; if no Digital Signal is sensed, it
switches to the Analog Signal. This RC Input Toggle feature can be manually overridden at any time by simply reselecting that same source by pressing the appropriate Remote Control Push-button. To activate the RC Input Toggle
perform the following steps:
3. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select DIGITAL SETTINGS from the On-Screen
Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button.
4. Use the Left or Right directional push-buttons to
Select ON. Refer to figure 27.
5. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select ADVANCED MENU from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the SELECT/OK Push-button.
6. Continue to the INPUT SELECT POWER ON Setting.
If you do not wish to perform INPUT SELECT
POWER ON Setting at this time, select the MAIN
MENU. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next
step.
7. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Input Select Power On
The MX135 has a feature called Input Select Power On
that allows for easier operation. When an Input Source
Push-button on the Remote Control or Keypad is pressed,
the MX135 will automatically switch-on without first having to press the STANDBY/ON Push-button. This feature
may be de-activated by performing the following. Refer to
figure 28.
8. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
MENU: ADVANCED
ÆDIGITAL SETTINGS
INPUT SELECT POWER ON:
VERSION CHECK
RESTORE DEFAULTS
MAIN MENU
Figure 26
select INPUT SELECT POWER ON from the OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to select OFF.
9. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select the MAIN MENU. The MAIN SYSTEM
SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen
and proceed to the next step.
10. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have
made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
MENU: DIGITAL SETTINGS
ÆRC INPUT TOGGLE:
ADVANCED MENU
Figure 27
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ON
ON
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Version Check
McIntosh makes different versions of the MX135 to meet
the requirements in each country where it is sold. The
MX135 can display that version information by the following steps.
11. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select VERSION CHECK from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the SELECT/OK Push-button.
MX-135 V _ . _ . _ _
DAE - _ _ _ _ V _ . _ _
NTSC VIDEO
USA TUNER
RS232 OFF
MENU: ADVANCED
DIGITAL SETTINGS
ÆINPUT SELECT POWER ON:
VERSION CHECK
RESTORE DEFAULTS
OFF
MAIN MENU
Note: The MX135 RS232 Port Connection is controllable
when connected to an external computer with the
appropriate software.
12. Press the SELECT/OK Push-button to return to the
ADVANCED Menu.
13. Select the MAIN MENU. The MAIN SYSTEM
SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen
and proceed to the next step.
14. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu.
If you are satisfied with the changes that you may
have made, select YES to save those changes or NO
not to save them. The MX135 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
Restore Defaults
The MX135 permits returning all of the previously entered
On-Screen Operating Settings back to the Factory Default
Values by the following steps.
Note: It is advisable to write down all current settings before
proceeding, in the event you desire to re-enter them
later.
15. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select RESTORE DEFAULTS from the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the SELECT/OK Pushbutton.
16. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select YES from the On-Screen Menu, followed by
pressing the SELECT/OK Push-button. Refer to figure 29.
17. The On-Screen Menu will give you a second chance
before the MX135 will be returned to the Factory
Default Settings. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select YES from the On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the SELECT/OK Pushbutton.
18. Select the MAIN MENU. The MAIN SYSTEM
SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV
screen, proceed to the next step.
Figure 28
19. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you
may have made, select YES to save those changes or
NO not to save them. The MX135 will then return to
normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 24.
20. Switch the Main POWER Switch to the OFF Position.
21. Wait two minutes, then place the Main POWER
Switch to the ON Position, then press the STANDBY
Push-button.
MENU: RESTORE DEFAULTS
RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULTS?
NO
ÆYES
Figure 29
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How to Operate the MX135
Note: For normal operation, turn the MX135 On and Off with
the Standby/On Push-button. You may also turn On the
MX135 by simply pressing the ON Push-button on the
Remote Control. If the A/V System Controller is not
going to be used for an extended period of time, turn Off
all AC Power with the Power Switch. If the MX135 is in
the Standby Mode and is connected to a McIntosh
Audio/Video Multizone Control System Controller, the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate
REMOTE ZONE when any Zone of the Controller is
switched On.
The McIntosh MX135 has been factory configured for default operating settings that will allow immediate enjoyment of superb video and high fidelity audio without the
need for further adjustments. If you wish to make changes
to the factory default settings refer to the SETUP Section
of this Owner’s Manual.
Power On and Off
Press the POWER switch to ON, the Red Indicator above
the STANDBY/ON Push-button lights to indicate the
MX135 is in Standby Mode and the title MX-135 will appear on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display for approximately two seconds. To Switch-On the MX135 press the
STANDBY/ON Push-button. During the circuitry initialization period (approximately four seconds) after turn-on,
the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will first indicate
WARMING UP followed by the word MUTE (Audio Outputs will be muted). Refer to figures 30, 31a and 31b.
Input Selection
The INPUT A Selector Switch selects the program signal
source for Zone A and is indicated on the right side of the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. The INPUT B Selector
Switch selects the program signal source for Zone B and
the VCR outputs with the selected source indicated on the
left side of the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to
figure 32. The Selection of the source inputs for Zone A
may also be accomplished by pressing the appropriate
push-button on the Remote Control.
Figure 31a
Note: If the “RC Digital Toggle” feature in setup has been set
to On, an additional press of the source selection pushbutton on the Remote Control will allow selection of
either the Digital or Analog Signal Source for that
assigned input. Refer to page 38 for additional
information.
Figure 31b
Volume Control
Adjust the VOLUME Control to select the desired level in
Zone A (Listen). The Volume Control adjusts all eight
channels simultaneously, and level is indicated from 0 to
Figure 30
Figure 32
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How to Operate the MX135
99 in the center of the front panel display. Zone B is not
affected by the front panel VOLUME Control. Zone B
(Record) volume level is adjusted only in Zone B with a
Remote Control or Keypad.
Enter
When the MX135 has the optional TM1 Tuner Module installed, the ENTER Push-button is used for entering AM or
FM Broadcast Stations into memory.
System Off
Normally, Remote Zones are turned On and Off individually in each respective zone by pressing the Power Pushbutton on a Keypad or Remote Control. If you desire to
switch Off all zones of an entire McIntosh System simultaneously, including a control center and accessory source
components, you can press the SYS OFF Push-button on
the MX135 Front Panel. Refer to figure 33.
Preset
The PRESET Left and Right Push-buttons allow for
selecting the next FM or AM Radio Station that has been
stored into memory, when the optional TM1 Tuner Module
is installed.
Note: The Sys Off Push-button on a Keypad or Remote
Control may also be used to switch Off the entire
system.
Setup
Pressing the SETUP Push-button for three seconds activates the MX135 SETUP Mode for making changes to the
Home Theater System.
Tuning
The TUNING Up and Down Push-buttons allow for
tuning to up and down the FM or AM Radio Bands when
the optional TM1 Tuner Module is installed.
Select
When the MX135 has the optional TM1 Tuner Module installed, the SELECT Push-button allows for selecting either the FM or AM Broadcast Bands.
Late Night
The LATE NIGHT Push-button turns a volume compression circuit On and Off. This feature suppresses loud
sounds or music that might disturb neighbors or others not
in the immediate area of the Home Theater. Soft levels are
also raised slightly so they are still listenable at reduced
overall volume levels. This works only on a Dolby Digital
Sound Track with encoded data that supports the compression function.
Reset of Microprocessors
In the event that the controls of the MX135 stop functioning, there is a built-in user reset function. Press the
POWER Switch to OFF and wait for two minutes. Then
Press the POWER Switch to ON. This will reset the
MX135 microprocessors. Refer to figure 32.
Note: The above condition is usually caused by either
interruptions in AC power and/or major changes in
voltage.
Figure 33
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Front Panel Status
The three sets of front panel LEDs indicate the status of
Input Format, Operating/Decoding Modes and the Output
Format. Refer to figure 33 on page 41.
Note: If a Digital Input is selected and the Digital Source
Component is not producing an output signal, none of
the Front Panel Status LEDs will illuminate.
Input Format
A. If the input signal source is Eight Channel Discrete,
the front panel INPUT
FORMAT LEDs L, C, R,
LS, LFE, RS and S will
illuminate.
Refer to figure 34.
B. If a Digital Input Signal
Source is 2 Channel Surround Encoded, the front
panel INPUT FORMAT
Figure 34
LEDs L, R and S will illuminate.
Note: This will only occur when the SURROUND
MODE is in CINEMA1 or CINEMA2.
C. If the Analog Input Signal Source is Stereo, the INPUT FORMAT LEDs L and R will illuminate.
D. If an Analog Input Signal Source is Mono, both
channels will be receiving the mono signal and the
INPUT FORMAT LEDs L and R will illuminate.
Operating Mode Displays
E. The DOLBY DIGITAL Display will illuminate when
the input contains Dolby Digital Encoded Signals.
Refer to figure 35.
F. The EX (Dolby
Digital) Display
will illuminate
when the input
contains Dolby
Digital EX Encoded Signals.
G. The PRO
LOGIC IIx Display will illumiFigure 35
nate when the
Surround Mode Selector is turned to CINEMA1 or
MUSIC 1 positions.
H. The DIGITAL SIGNAL Display will illuminate
when the MX135 is processing a Digital Encoded
Signal.
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I. The DTS Display will illuminate when the input contains DTS Encoded Signals.
J. The DTS ES Display will illuminate when the input
contains DTS ES Encoded Signals.
K. The NEO:6 Display will illuminate when the Surround Mode Selector is turned to CINEMA2 or MUSIC 2 positions.
L. The 2 CHANNEL Display will illuminate when the
Surround Mode Selector is turned to STEREO (2
CHANNEL) positions.
Output Format:
M. The OUTPUT FORMAT LEDs indicate the SURROUND MODE selected and the active audio channels. Refer to figure 36.
Note: The following example of the illuminated LED is
based upon a 7.1
channel system. If
your system is
configured as
something other than
7.1 (e.g. no Center
Loudspeaker or a
single BackSurround
Loudspeaker) then the
number of LEDs
Figure 36
illuminated will be
different.
N. STEREO mode will cause the L, R and SUB LEDs
to illuminate.
O. MUSIC 1, 2, 3, and 4 modes will cause the L, C, R,
LS, SUB, RS, LBS and RBS to illuminate.
P. CINEMA1 mode will cause the L, C, R, LS, SUB,
RS, LBS and RBS to illuminate.
Q. CINEMA2 mode will cause the L, C, R, LS, SUB,
RS, LBS and RBS to illuminate.
R. EXTERNAL mode will cause the L, C, R, LS, SUB,
RS, LBS and RBS to illuminate.
How to Operate the Trim Mode
How to Operate the Trim Mode
The MX135 TRIM SELECT Switch together with the
TRIM LEVEL Control provide the means for adjusting
seven different audio functions and the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display Brightness. This can be accomplished
from either the Front Panel Controls or with the supplied
Remote Control, very conveniently from the Listening/
Viewing Area. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates the Trim Mode Selected and Trim Levels. You can
create the sound quality that you prefer while listening to
music or a movie sound track. Refer to figures 37 & 39.
Note: The following Trim Examples are performed using the
MX135 Front Panel Controls. They also can be made
using the supplied Remote Control. Make any Trim
Adjustments based on your own preferences.
Loudspeaker Volume Levels
The Volume Levels of the Center, Subwoofer and Surround
Loudspeakers can be adjusted up or down by 12dB relative
to the Left and Right Front Loudspeakers and saved in permanent memory for the Stereo, Music (1 - 4) and External
Surround Modes. They are automatically recalled any time
that particular input is selected again.The Surround Trim
level adjustments made in CINEMA 1 and CINEMA 2 will
revert back to the Setup Loudspeaker Levels when the
MX135 is placed in STANDBY (Off).
1. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control to the
SUBWOOFER position and SUB TRIM appears on
the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure
37.
Note: Low Frequency Information must be present in the
Program Source Material in order to hear any
changes in the Subwoofer Loudspeaker Levels.
Figure 37
2. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control clockwise until the
number 5 appears to the right of SUB TRIM on the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. This is an example
of increasing the Subwoofer level by 5dB.
3. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control to the SURR SPKR
position and SURR TRIM appears on the Front Panel
Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure 38.
Figure 38
4. Rotate the
TRIM LEVEL
Control counterclockwise until
the number -10
appears to the
right of SURR
TRIM on the
display. This is
an example of
decreasing the
Surround Loudspeakers Levels
by 10dB.
5. Rotate the
TRIM SELECT
Figure 39
Control to the
CENTER SPKR position and CTR TRIM appears on
the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure
40.
Figure 40
6. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control clockwise until the
number 3 appears to the right of CTR TRIM on the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. This is an example
of increasing the Center Loudspeaker Level by 3dB.
Notes: 1. If no Trim adjustments are made during a ten
second interval, the TRIM Mode will be
cancelled and the normal Front Panel Display
will appear.
2. The location of the Trim Selector Control will
remain in the last selected position until the
INPUT A Listen Control or SURROUND MODE
Control is changed.
Bass and Treble
The MX135 allows for changing the tonal response for any
of the eleven inputs via the BASS and TREBLE Compensation TRIM Adjustments. Any tonal changes made are
saved in permanent memory and automatically recalled any
time that particular input is selected again. The Bass and
Treble Tonal Response can be adjusted up or down by 12db
from the Flat Setting.
1. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control clockwise until
BASS TRIM appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display. Refer to figure 41on page 44.
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mum additional Loudness boost will be 18dB less 10dB or
8dB. Refer to figure 43.
Figure 41
2. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control clockwise until the
number 10 appears to the right of BASS TRIM on the
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. This is an example
Figure 42
of increasing the Bass response by 10dB.
3. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control clockwise until
TREB TRIM appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display. Refer to figure 42.
4. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control clockwise until the
number 11 appears to the right of TREB on the Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display. This is an example of increasing the Treble response by 11dB.
Effects
The MX135’s Trim Select Effect Mode allows for different
types of audio signal processing as different Surround
Modes are selected.
If the STEREO MODE, CINEMA 1 or 2, or EXTERNAL Surround Modes are selected the Trim Select Effect
Mode provides variable Loudness Compensation.
When the MUSIC 1 Surround Mode is selected and a
two channel audio signal is processed in the Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Mode, the Trim Select Effect Mode provides
variable Center Channel Width Adjustment. Likewise, with
the MUSIC 2 Surround Mode selected and a two channel
audio signal is processed in the DTS NEO:6 Mode, the
Trim Select Effect Mode also provides variable Center
Channel Width Adjustment.
If MUSIC 3 or 4 Surround Modes are selected the Trim
Select Effect Mode adds provides variable Reverberation
of the sound going to the Surround Loudspeakers.
Loudness
The Loudness Control Function automatically increases
bass response as the volume level is lowered for improved
listening at softer volume levels. The amount of Loudness
Boost is adjustable in 10% increments from 10% to 100%.
The maximum Loudness boost is 18dB, less any bass boost
that may have been previously set by the Bass Trim function. For example if the Bass is boosted 10dB, the maxi-
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Figure 43
1. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control clockwise to the
EFFECT position. The word TRIMLOUD will appear
on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
2. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control clockwise until the
desired percent of Loudness is indicated to the right of
TRIMLOUD on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
Center Width
This mode takes some of the Center Channel Signal and
adds it to the Left and Right Front Loudspeakers, thus increasing the width of the front sound field. The effect can
be varied with eight different settings ranging from minimum (0) to maximum (7). Refer to figures 44 and 45.
Figure 44
Figure 45
3. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control clockwise to the
EFFECT position. The words CTR WIDTH will appear on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display.
4. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control clockwise until the
desired sound stage is achieved.
Reverberation
When the MUSIC 3 or 4 Surround Modes are selected, the
EFFECT Mode allows the addition of Reverberation to the
Front Sound Stage via the Surround Loudspeakers. The
amount of Reverberation is adjustable from 10% to 100%.
5. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control clockwise to the
EFFECT position. The word REVERB will appear on
the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display. Refer to figure
46.
6. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control until the desired
sound stage is achieved.
How to Operate the Trim Mode, con’t
Figure 46
Display Brightness
The MX135 Trim feature allows adjustments to the brightness of the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display to the desired intensity. The Display Trim brightness range extends
from Off to a maximum of 31.
1. Rotate the TRIM SELECT Control clockwise until
DISPLAY appears on the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display. A number to the right of the display indicates
the current brightness level. Refer to figure 47.
Figure 47
2. Rotate the TRIM LEVEL Control until the desired display brightness is achieved.
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How to Operate the Surround Mode
The MX135 provides nine different Surround Modes. The
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display and the Output Format
LEDs will indicate the Surround Mode selected. The Surround Mode Selected is stored into permanent memory and
automatically recalled any time that particular input is selected again. If the Surround Mode is changed when the
input is again selected, the new mode will be active and
stored. Refer to figure 48.
Note: The
Remote
Control
may also
be used
to make
changes
to the Surround Modes.
Figure 52
Figure 48
Stereo Mode
A Stereo signal source connected to an Analog Audio Input
is reproduced without any processing. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate PURE STEREO. When a
Digital Audio Input is selected in Stereo Mode, the Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate DSP STEREO.
All multichannel signal sources are combined and reduced
to 2 channels in the stereo mode. Refer to figures 49 and
50.
Figure 49
Figure 50
Music 1
The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate MUSIC 1. Refer to figure 51. This Mode utilizes Dolby Pro
Logic II Processing to create a wide and deep sound space.
The effect may be varied depending upon the Trim Effect
Setting for “Center Width”, refer to page 44 to alter the settings.
Figure 51
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Music 2
The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate MUSIC 2. Refer to figure 52. This Mode utilizes DTS NEO:6
Processing to add center, surround and back channels to a
stereo recording. The effect may be varied depending upon
the Trim Effect Setting for “Center Width”, refer to page 44
to alter the settings.
Music 3
The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate MUSIC 3. Refer to figure 53. This processing Mode creates an
effect of a party in a small room. A Center Channel is created from the Left and Right Front Channels. The Left and
Right Front Channels are delayed and sent to the Surround
Loudspeakers. The Reverberation Effect (short time delay)
may be varied depending upon the Trim Effect Setting, refer to page 44 to alter the settings.
Figure 53
Music 4
The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate MUSIC 4. Refer to figure 54. This processing Mode creates an
effect of a Night Club. A Center Channel is created from
the Left and Right Front Channels. The Left and Right
Front Channels are sent to the Surround Loudspeakers. The
Reverberation Effect (long time delay) may be varied depending upon the Trim Effect Setting, refer to page 44 to
alter the settings.
Figure 54
Cinema 1
The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate CINEMA 1 and the appropriate Front Panel Operating Mode
Display LEDs will illuminate. Refer to figure 55. This provides Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing of Analog Signals
and 2-Channel Digital Signals. It also decodes Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital EX.
How to Operate the Surround Mode, con’t
Figure 55
Cinema 2
The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate CINEMA 2 and the appropriate Front Panel Operating Mode
Display LEDs will illuminate. Refer to figure 56. This provides DTS NEO:6 processing Analog Signals and 2-Channel Digital Signals. It also decodes DTS-ES Signals.
Figure 56
External
All internal signal processing is bypassed and the eight
Rear Panel EXTERNAL INPUTS are activated so the
MX135 performs as an Eight Channel Preamplifier for an
external source or processor. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates EXTERNAL. Refer to figure 57.
Note: Approximately 3 seconds after selecting EXTERNAL
SURROUND MODE, the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display will change, indicating EXTERNAL, to the
normal display of INPUT A, INPUT B and percentage
of VOLUME.
Figure 57
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How To Make A Recording
How To Make A Recording
Analog Audio Recording
The separate INPUT B (Record) and INPUT A (Listen)
Switches allow for the making of an Analog Audio Recording from one program source while listening to another.
This allows for the listening (monitor) to the recorded signal off the tape, a fraction of a second later, during recording when a three head tape recorder is used. Refer to figure
58.
1. Select the desired Analog Audio Program Source to
record with the Front Panel INPUT B RECORD Control.
2. Adjust the record level using the Recorder Volume Control.
3. To listen to the signal going to the recorder from the
MX135, rotate the front panel INPUT A LISTEN Control to the same input as selected with the INPUT B
RECORD Control.
4. To listen to the tape playback of the program source just
recorded, rotate the INPUT A LISTEN Control to select the Record/Play device.
Digital Audio Recording
The MX135 allows recording from any of the Digital Audio Input Sources to an external Digital Recording Device.
Refer to figure 58.
Note: The MX135 record OUTPUTS are not affected by the
VOLUME, SURROUND or TRIM controls. To
listen to a different program source while
recording, rotate the INPUT A LISTEN Control to
the desired source. The recording process will not
be affected and will continue.
Figure 58
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Note: If an Optical Input Source is selected the digital signal
will be available at both Optical and Coaxial Digital
Outputs. Likewise the same will occur if a Coaxial Input
Source is selected, the Digital Signal will be available
at both Digital Outputs.
1. Select the desired Digital Audio Program Source to
record with the Front Panel INPUT A LISTEN Control.
2. Adjust the record level using the Recorder Volume Control, if present.
3. To listen to the playback of the Digital Program Source
just recorded, rotate the INPUT A LISTEN Control to
select the Record/Play device.
Note: The MX135 DIGITAL OUTPUTS are not affected by
the VOLUME, SURROUND or TRIM controls.
How to Operate Zone B
How to Operate Zone B
The MX135 includes the capability of being able to operate
and control two audio/video zones, independently of each
other. Zone A is the Primary (Home Theater Listening
Area) with Surround Sound. Zone B is configured for a
Secondary Remote Location providing two channel audio
and video programs.
The MX135 Front Panel Alphanumeric Display indicates the Zone A Program Source Selected on the right side
and the Zone B Program Source Selected on the left side.
Refer to figure 58.
Operating Zone B from the MX135 Front Panel
To activate Zone B Control from the MX135 Front Panel,
perform the following steps.
1. Press the Front Panel STANDBY/ON Push-button, if
Zone A is not active.
2. Press the ZONE B Push-button and immediately press
the STANDBY/ON Push-button, the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate Zone B Input Source
Select and Volume Level. Refer to figure 59.
Note: During the time the LED Indicator above the ZONE
B Push-button is illuminated (approximately three
seconds), the Zone B Volume Level may be changed
using the VOLUME Control. The Zone B Power
may also be switched Off by pressing the Front
Panel STANDBY/ON Push-button within the three
second time period. If the Front Panel Control
reverts back to Zone A (the LED Indicator above
the ZONE B Push-button is not illuminated), press
the ZONE B Push-button again to activate control
of Zone B.
Figure 59
3. Rotate the INPUT B (Record) Selector Switch to select
the desired source.
4. Press the ZONE B Push-button and then rotate the
VOLUME Control to the desired volume level for
Zone B.
5. To switch Off Zone B from the MX135 Front Panel if
Zone A is already Off, press the SYS OFF Push-button.
Refer to figure 60.
Operating Zone B from a Keypad or Sensor
To activate Zone B Control from the Keypad or Sensor perform the following steps. Refer to figure 61.
Figure 61
1. Press the POWER Push-button on the Keypad or use
the Remote Control aimed at a Sensor located in Zone
B.
Note: When Zone B is switched On the MX135 Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate ZONE B
ON, if Zone A is not active.
2. Select the desired Zone B Source and adjust the Volume to the desired listening level by pressing the appropriate push-buttons on the Keypad or Remote Control.
3. If a McIntosh Disc Player is connected to the MX135,
most operating functions can be performed with the
Keypad or Remote Control.
Note: By adding a McIntosh Remote Control Translator
to the MX135, non McIntosh Source Devices, such
as a Satellite Receiver, can be remotely controlled
using a McIntosh Remote Control and Keypads.
Controlling a Source Component from Zone B
To control a source component from the Keypad or Sensor
perform the following steps. Refer to figure 61.
1. Press the appropriate source push-button (e.g. CD) on
the Keypad or Remote Control. Then press the appropriate control push-button for the desired function (e.g.
the Next
Push-button to play the next selection
from the disc).
Figure 60
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Audio and General Specifications
Audio Specifications
Frequency Response
Left, Center, Right,
Left Surround,
Right Surround,
Left Back, Right Back:
±0.5dB from 20Hz-20,000Hz
Subwoofer1:
±0.5dB from 20Hz-140Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005% maximum from 20Hz to 20,000Hz at rated output
Signal To Noise Ratio
Phono:
86dB below 10mV input (A Weighted)
High Level: 96dB below rated output (A Weighted)
Rated Output Voltage
2.5V Unbalanced Outputs (Main)
5.0V Balanced Outputs (Main)
Maximum Voltage Output
9.5V Unbalanced
19V Balanced
Output Impedance
100 ohms Unbalanced
200 ohms Balanced
Input Impedance
Phono:
47k Ohms, 65pf
High Level: 22k Ohms Unbalanced
50k Ohms Balanced
Sensitivity for Rated Output
Phono:
5mV
High Level: 500mV Unbalanced
1V Balanced
Maximum Input Signal
Phono:
50mV
High Level: 5V Unbalanced
10V Balanced
1
If any of the Channels have the Loudspeaker Setting of Small, the
subwoofer has an electronic low pass filter with a 24dB per Octave
rolloff in all modes except external.
50
Voltage Gain
Phono to Tape/VCR Out:
40dB
Phono to Output (Main):
54dB
High Level to Tape/VCR Out: 0dB
High Level to Output (Main): 14dB
Tone Controls
Bass Control: ±12dB at 30Hz
Treble Control: ±12dB at 10,000Hz
General Specifications
Power Requirements
100 Volts, 50/60Hz at 65 watts
110 Volts, 50/60Hz at 65 watts
120 Volts, 50/60Hz at 65 watts
220 Volts, 50/60Hz at 65 watts
230 Volts, 50/60Hz at 65 watts
240 Volts, 50/60Hz at 65 watts
Note: Refer to the rear panel of the MX135 for the correct
voltage.
Overall Dimensions
Width is 17-3/4 inches (45.09cm)
Height is 9-7/16 inches (23.97cm) including feet
Depth is 18-3/4 inches (47.63cm) including the Front Panel
and Knobs
Weight
31 pounds (14.06Kg) net, 45 pounds (20.41Kg) shipping
Notes
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TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module
Cable for connecting the
RAA1 to the MX135
Cables for installing
the McIntosh TM1
AM/FM Tuner Module
into the MX135
Introduction
The MX135 A/V Control Center has provisions for adding
an optional McIntosh TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module for Radio Station Reception. The TM1 delivers the same exceptional performance as the stand-alone McIntosh MR85
Tuner. The TM1 is available from your McIntosh Dealer
and can be installed at any time, usually while you wait.
Performance Features
•
Special FM RF Amplifier
Double-Diffused Metal Oxide Field Effect Transistor
(DMOS-FET) RF amplifier increases sensitivity and Cross
Modulation rejection.
•
McIntosh RAA1
Remote AM Antenna
High Performance
McIntosh AM/FM
Tuner Module
TM1 Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................... 52
Performance Features ...................................................... 52
MX135 Rear and RAA1 Top Panels
Antenna Connections ....................................................... 53
How to Connect Antenna Components ........................... 54
How to Operate the Tuner ............................................... 55
How to Assign Preset Stations ......................................... 56
How to Optimize AM Reception ..................................... 57
FM Specifications ............................................................ 58
AM Specifications ........................................................... 58
External AM RF Amplifier and Antenna
The TM1 includes a RAA1 Remote AM Antenna that contains an electrostatically shielded AM RF Amplifier Stage
for maximum noise rejection. It can be located in a remote
area, away from sources of interference and can be positioned for the best possible reception of even the weakest
AM stations.
•
FM Stereo Auto Blend Circuitry
An automatic variable stereo separation control circuit is
used to reduce background noise when receiving weak stereo stations.
•
Preset Stations and Permanent Memory
Nine AM and nine FM station presets make it easy to listen
to your favorite stations. Station Presets and Functions
Modes are retained in Permanent Memory even when AC
power is switched Off.
•
Alphanumeric Fluorescent Display
The MX135 Multi-function Front Panel Display indicates
station frequency, station preset number, signal strength,
stereo and broadcast band.
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MX135 Rear Panel and RAA1 Top Panel Antenna Connections
RAA1 Remote Antenna can be adjusted to a
position for optimum reception of your favorite AM stations
Connects with
supplied cable to
the MX135
AM ANT (Antenna) connector
allows a McIntosh
Remote Antenna to
be connected
Note: Proceed to page 13
and start the
connection process.
75 OHM FM ANT
(Antenna) connects
to an external FM
Antenna or cable
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How to Connect Antenna Components
How to Connect Antenna Components
1. Connect the Remote AM Antenna by plugging the DIN
Connector of the supplied 3 conductor cable into the
AM ANTenna, DIN socket on the back panel of the
MX135.
Note: If a longer length cable needs to be used between the
MX135 and the RAA1, use a 2 conductor shielded cable.
RAA1 Connector
Connect the shield and two leads of a shielded 2 conductor
cable to the supplied 5 Pin TermiBlack
nal Connector Plug. Refer to the
Red
Green
connection information on the top
cover of the RAA1.
2. Connect a 75 ohm coax cable from an FM Antenna or
cable system to the MX135, 75 OHM FM ANTenna
Connector.
3. Proceed to page 19 and continue the connection process.
FM Antenna
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How to Operate the Tuner
How to Tune Stations Manually
The McIntosh MX135 TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module incorporates an advanced design AM/FM Tuner with many desirable performance features to enhance your enjoyment of
radio broadcasts. There are four methods of tuning to an
AM/FM Broadcast Station. These are Manual, Automatic
Preset Review, Preset Push-button Search and Direct Preset
Number Access using the Remote Control.
1. Select TUNer with the Front Panel INPUT A (Listen)
Switch or the Remote Control. Refer to figure 62.
2. Press the SELECT Push-button on the Front Panel until
the desired AM or FM Broadcast Band is selected.
3. Press the Front Panel TUNING Up or Down Pushbutton to select stations. Press and release the TUNING Push-buttons to move from one station to the
next. Press and hold to move continuously up or down
the broadcast band.
When a station is selected, the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display will indicate (from left to right) Station Signal
Strength from 1 to 9, a dot if the Broadcast is Stereo, the
AM or FM Station Frequency, AM or FM Broadcast Band
and a Preset Number (if that station has been assigned a
Preset). Refer to figures 63 and 64.
Figure 63
Figure 64
Notes: FM Broadcast Band Indications are in Megahertz in
the US and Canada, and change frequency in 200kHz
steps. The second digit to the right of the dot which
displays a 0, is used for FM stations in various
locations other than the US where stations change in
50kHz steps. AM Broadcast Band Indications are in
Kilohertz and change frequency in 10kHz steps.
Figure 62
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How to Assign Preset Stations
How to Assign Preset Stations
The MX135 AM/FM Tuner Module (TM1) allows for presetting radio stations into memory. To enter Presets follow
the below steps:
Note: If there are no Presets Assigned and either the Front
Panel PRESET Push-buttons or the Remote Control
REVIEW Push-button are pressed, the MX135 Front
Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate NO
PRESETS. Refer to figure 65.
Figure 65
1. Select either the AM or FM Broadcast Band.
2. Press the Front Panel TUNING Up or Down Pushbutton to select a station.
3. Momentarily press and release the Front Panel ENTER
Push-button. The Front Panel Alphanumeric Display
will indicate 1 AVAILABLE, which is the first of 9
Preset Numbers that can be assigned. The Station that
is about to be entered into memory may also assigned
to a different Preset Number (2-9) by pressing the
PRESET Left and Right Push-buttons to select the
desired Preset Number. Refer to figure 66.
Note: Presets are automatically assigned in order from 1 to
9 unless a different Preset Number is selected.
6. To verify the Station Preset(s) just entered into
memory, press the PRESET Left and Right Pushbuttons to cycle through and confirm your preset assignments.
How To Clear an Assigned Station Preset
1. Press ENTER Push-button.
2. Press the Front Panel PRESET Left and Right
Push-buttons to select the Preset Station that will be
removed from memory.
3. Press and Hold the ENTER Push-button for approximately 3 seconds until the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display indicates the word CLEARED. Refer to figure
68.
Note: If you wish to replace an already assigned Station
Preset with another radio station, it is not necessary
to clear the Preset first, just enter in the new station
for that Preset. The new station will automatically
replace the previously assigned station.
Figure 68
4. To clear any additional Station Presets perform steps 1
through 3 again.
Figure 66
4. Press and release the Front Panel ENTER Push-button a
second time to store the Preset into memory. The just
entered Station Preset Selection will be assigned Preset
Number 1 which is displayed on the far right side of
the Front Panel Alphanumeric. Refer to figure 74.
Figure 67
5. Assign additional station Presets by performing steps 1
through 5 until a total of 9 AM and 9 FM Station Presets have been assigned. Each time you assign an additional Preset Number, the Front Panel Alphanumeric
Display will indicate the number of the next available
Preset.
Note: If all 9 Presets are assigned and the ENTER Pushbutton is pressed, the display will indicate the station
selected for Preset Number 1.
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How to Optimize AM Reception
How to Optimize AM Reception
The McIntosh RAA1 Remote AM Antenna is designed to
provide the best in AM Reception especially if the tuner or
A/V unit is located in a noisy reception area. Locate the
RAA1 away from all electronic and electrical interference
sources. Rotate the AM Antenna to reduce interference and
receive maximum signal strength.
Notes: The RAAI Remote AM Antenna of the TM1 has been
factory adjusted for optimum reception in a typical
urban location. If you wish to customize the AM
Antenna for the best possible performance in your
location, have your dealer perform the two adjustment
operations listed below. An additional long wire AM
antenna or
external
ground can be
connected to
the GND and
ANT terminals
if desired.
former L1 for maximum signal strength. Refer to figure 69.
2. Tune to a weak AM station near 1400kHz on the AM
band. Using an appropriate NON - METALLIC tool,
adjust the 1400kHz Trimmer Capacitor C1 for maximum signal strength.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until no further improvements can
be obtained.
1. Tune to a weak
AM station near
600kHz on the
AM band. Using
Figure 69
an appropriate
NON - METALLIC tool, adjust the 600kHz Trans-
FM and AM Station Presets
Preset Number
Frequency
City
Call Letters
Name
FM 1
FM 2
FM 3
FM 4
FM 5
FM 6
FM 7
FM 8
FM 9
AM 1
AM 2
AM 3
AM 4
AM 5
AM 6
AM 7
AM 8
AM 9
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TM1 FM and AM Specifications
FM Tuner Specifications
AM Tuner Specifications
Useable Sensitivity
14dBf which is 1.4uV across 75 ohms
Sensitivity
20uV External Antenna Input
50dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono: 19dBf which is 2.4uV across 75 ohms
Stereo: 35dBf which is 15uV across 75 ohms
Signal To Noise Ratio
48dB at 30% modulation
58dB at 100% modulation
Signal To Noise Ratio
Mono: 75dB
Stereo: 70dB
Harmonic Distortion
0.5% maximum at 50% modulation
Frequency Response
Mono: + 0, - 1dB from 20 to 15,000Hz
Stereo: + 0, - 1dB from 20 to 15,000Hz
Harmonic Distortion
Mono: 0.3% at 100Hz
0.3% at 1,000Hz
0.3% at 10,000Hz
Stereo: 0.45% at 100Hz
0.45% at 1,000Hz
0.65% at 10,000Hz
Intermodulation Distortion
Mono 0.25%
Stereo 0.45%
Capture Ratio
1.2dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity
75dB
Spurious Response
100dB
Image Response
75dB
RF Intermodulation
65dB
Stereo Separation
45dB at 100Hz
45dB at 1,000Hz
35dB at 10,000Hz
SCA Rejection
65dB
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Frequency Response
50Hz to 6kHz NRSC
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
45dB minimum IHF
Image Rejection
65dB minimum from 540 to 1600kHz
IF Rejection
80dB minimum
Packing Instructions
Packing Instructions
In the event it is necessary to repack the equipment for
shipment, the equipment must be packed exactly as shown
below. It is very important that the four plastic feet are attached to the bottom of the equipment. This will ensure the
proper equipment location on the bottom pad. Failure to do
this will result in shipping damage.
Use the original shipping carton and interior parts only
if they are all in good serviceable condition. If a shipping
carton or any of the interior part(s) are needed, please call
or write Customer Service Department of McIntosh Laboratory. Please see the Part List for the correct part numbers.
Quantity
1
2
Part Number
034256
034270
Description
Shipping carton only
Foam end cap
1
1
1
1
1
034198
034199
033725
034194
034037
Inside carton top only
Inside carton bottom only
Top pad
Bottom pad
Inner carton pad
4
4
4
017218
100159
104083
Plastic foot
#10-32 x 3/4” screw
#10-7/16” Flat washer
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McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, NY 13903
The continuous improvement of its products is
the policy of McIntosh Laboratory Incorporated
who reserve the right to improve design without
notice.
Printed in the U.S.A.
McIntosh Part No. 04089000
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