Canon 3556B001AA All in One Printer User Manual

4-241-669-11(2)
FM Stereo
FM-AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
STR-DA2ES
© 2002 Sony Corporation
Serial No.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
For customers in the United States
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modification
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
Note to CATV system installer:
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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This reminder is provided to call CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered
mark.
As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Sony
Corporation has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
For customers in Canada
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model
STR-DA2ES. Check your model number by
looking at the lower right corner of the front panel.
In this manual, the Models of area code U is used
for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise.
Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in
the text, for example, “Models of area code U
only”.
• The instructions in this manual describe the controls
on the receiver. You can also use the controls on the
supplied remote if they have the same or similar
names as those on the receiver. For details on the
use of your remote:
– Models of area code U, CA
RM-PG411
– Models of other area codes
RM-LP211
See the separate operating instructions supplied
with the remote.
About area codes
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the lower portion of the rear panel (see
the illustration below).
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT B
OUT
–
L
+
L
R
SURROUND
BACK
PRE OUT
R
SUB
WOOFER
SPEAKERS
IMPEDANCE USE 4-16Ω
4Ω
8Ω
IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR
AC OUTLET
4-XXX-XXX-XX AA
Area code
Any differences in operation, according to the
area code, are clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “Models of area code AA only”.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** “DTS”, “DTS-ES Extended Surround” and
“Neo:6” are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
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Table of Contents
List of Button Locations and
Reference Pages
Main unit ............................................... 6
Getting Started
1: Check how to hookup your
components ..................................... 8
1a: Connecting components with
digital audio output jacks .......... 10
1b: Connecting components with multi
channel output jacks .................. 13
1c: Connecting components with only
analog audio jacks ..................... 15
2: Connecting the antennas .................. 17
3: Connecting speakers ........................ 18
4: Connecting the AC power cord ....... 20
5: Setting up the speakers .................... 21
6: Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance (TEST TONE) .................. 23
Enjoying Surround Sound
Automatically decoding the input audio
signal (AUTO DECODING) ......... 34
Using only the front speakers .............. 34
Selecting a sound field ........................ 35
Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS
Neo:6 (2CH MODE) ..................... 38
Selecting the surround back decoding
mode (SB DECODING) ............... 39
Advanced Adjustments and
Settings
Assigning the audio input
(AUDIO SPLIT) ............................ 41
Switching the audio input mode for
digital components
(INPUT MODE) ............................ 42
Customizing sound fields .................... 43
Adjusting the equalizer ........................ 45
Advanced settings ................................ 46
Amplifier/Tuner Operation
Selecting the component ..................... 24
Listening to multi channel sound
(MULTI CH DIRECT) ................. 25
Listening to FM/AM radio .................. 25
Storing FM stations automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)*1 ..................................... 27
Presetting radio stations ....................... 27
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)*1 .... 29
Changing the display ........................... 31
About the indications in the display .... 32
Other Operations
Naming preset stations and functions .. 56
Using the Sleep Timer ......................... 57
Selecting the speaker system ............... 57
Listening to the sound in
another room*2 ..................................................... 58
Recording ............................................ 60
CONTROL A1 /S-LINK control
system ............................................ 61
Additional Information
Precautions .......................................... 66
Troubleshooting ................................... 66
Specifications ...................................... 69
Index ...................................... Back cover
*1 Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
*2 Models of area code U, CA only.
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List of Button Locations and Reference Pages
Illustration number
How to use this page
r
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
PLAY MODE qg (9, 13, 14)
R
R
Name of button/part
Reference page
Main unit
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–L
ANALOG DIRECT qh (34)
AUDIO SPLIT 0 (41)
AUTO DEC ql (34)
CINEMA STUDIO EX wd (35)
Cursor buttons ( / ) ej (21,
43–46, 56)
CUSTOMIZE r; (46, 56)
Digital Cinema Sound indicator
5
DIGITAL CONCERT HALL ws
(36)
DIMMER wh (31)
DISPLAY 3 (29, 31)
Display 7
DOOR OPEN qf
ENTER eh (20, 56)
EQ ek (45)
EQUALIZER es (46)
FM/AM wa (25, 26)
FM MODE rf (25)
FUNCTION qs (24, 25, 27, 28,
41, 42, 56)
INPUT MODE qd (42)
IR receptor 2
Jog dial eg (21, 43–46, 56)
LEVEL ef (44)
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NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS
M–V
MASTER VOLUME 9 (23, 24)
MEMORY e; (27)
MODE +/– qj (36, 37, 45)
MULTI CH DIRECT qg (25)
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
indicator 8
MUTING qa (24)
NIGHT MODE ra (38)
NIGHT MODE indicator 4
NORMAL SURR
(;PLII/NEO:6) wg (38)
ON SCREEN wj (11, 14, 16)
PHONES jack wk
PRESET TUNING +/– w; (27)
RDS PTY rd (29)
(Models of area code
CEL, CEK only)
SB DEC indicator 6
SET UP ed (21)
SLEEP rd (57)
(Models of area code
SP, KR, E only)
SPEAKERS switch wl (57)
SURR el (43)
SURR BACK DECODING wf
(39)
TEST TONE rs (23)
TUNING +/– ea (25)
(Models of area code U, CA,
SP, KR, E only)
TUNING/PTY SELECT +/– ea
(25, 29)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
VIDEO 3 INPUT jacks rg (16)
2CH STEREO qk (34)
2ND ROOM rd (58)
(Models of area code U, CA
only)
?/1 (power) 1
3 4 5 6
7
8
9
+
–
wl wk
wj wh
wg wf wd ws
wa w;
ql qk qj
v
e;
ea
qh qg qfqd qs
qaq;
List of Button Locations and Reference Pages
1 2
Open the front door
es ed ef
eg
+
–
–
rg
rf rd rs ra r; ek
+
ej
eh
el
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Getting Started
1: Check how to hookup your components
Steps 1a through 1c beginning on page 10 describe how to hook up your components to this receiver.
Before you begin, refer to “Connectable components” below for the pages which describe how to
connect each component.
After hooking up all your components, proceed to “2: Connecting the antennas” (page 17).
Connectable components
Component to be connected
Page
DVD/LD player
With digital audio output*1
10–11
With multi-channel audio output*2
13–14
With analog audio output only*3
10–11
TV monitor
With component video input*4*5
11 or 14
With S-Video or composite video input only
16
Satellite tuner
With digital audio output*1
10–11
With analog audio output only*3
10–11
CD/Super Audio CD player
With digital audio output*1
12
With multi-channel audio output*2
13
With analog audio output only*3
15
MD/DAT deck
With digital audio output*1
12
With analog audio output only*3
15
Cassette deck, analog disc turntable
15
Multi-channel decoder
13
VCR, video camera, video game, etc.
16
*1 Model with a DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT or DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT connector, etc.
*2 Model with a MULTI CH OUTPUT connectors, etc. This connection is used to output the audio decoded by the
component’s internal multi-channel decoder through this receiver.
*3 Model equipped only with AUDIO OUT L/R jacks, etc.
*4 Model with component video (Y, B-Y, R-Y) input jacks
*5 Except for models of area code CEL, CEK.
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Required cords
The hookup diagrams on the subsequent pages assume the use of the following optional connection
cords (A to H) (not suppiled).
G Monaural audio cord
White (L)
Red (R)
B Audio/video cord
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
C Video cord
Black
Tip
Audio cord A can be torn into two monaural audio
cords G.
Getting Started
A Audio cord
H Component video cord
(Except for models of area code CEL, CEK)
Yellow
Green
Blue
Red
D S-video cord
E Optical digital cord
F Coaxial digital cord
Notes
• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left, audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
If you have a Sony components with CONTROL A1 /S-LINK
jack
See “CONTROL A1 /S-LINK control system” on page 61.
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1a: Connecting components with digital audio output
jacks
Hooking up a DVD player, LD player, TV, or satellite tuner
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 9.
1 Connect the audio jacks.
Satellite tuner
OUTPUT
AUDIO
OUT
OUTPUT
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
R
E
A
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
DVD/LD
IN
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
E*
F*
A
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
AUDIO
OUT
L
R
DVD/LD player
* Connect to either the DVD/LD COAXIAL IN or the DVD/LD OPTICAL IN jack.
We recommend making connections to the DVD/LD COAXIAL IN jack.
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2 Connect the video jacks.
(Except for models of area code CEL, CEK)
Getting Started
The following illustration shows how to connect a TV or satellite tuner and a DVD/LD player with
COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, B-Y, R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input
jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video.
Notes
• On this receiver, the component video signals cannot be converted to S-video or standard video signals (or vice
versa).
• The on-screen display will not appear on a TV connected to the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks
even if you press ON SCREEN.
Satellite tuner
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
DVD/LD player
OUTPUT
R-Y
D
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
Y
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
OUTPUT
C
COMPONENT
B-Y
Y
H
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
VIDEO
D
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
R-Y
H
CTRL S
OUT
OUTPUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
C
COMPONENT
B-Y
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
IN
U
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
D
C
INPUT
INPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
H
INPUT
R-Y
COMPONENT
B-Y
Y
TV monitor
Tip
When the component is equipped with S-video jacks, you can connect the component to the S-VIDEO jacks on
this receiver. In addition, this receiver can convert standard video signals to S-video signals for output from the
MONITOR OUT (S-VIDEO) jacks (models of area code U, CA only).
Note
You can listen to the sound of your TV by connecting your TV’s audio output jacks to the TV/SAT AUDIO IN
jacks on the receiver. In this case, do not connect the TV’s video output jack to the TV/SAT VIDEO IN jack on
the receiver. If you connect a separate satellite tuner, etc., connect both the audio and video output jacks to the
receiver as shown above.
continued
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1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks (continued)
Hooking up a CD/Super Audio CD player and MD/DAT deck
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 9.
CD/Super Audio CD
player
MD/DAT deck
OUTPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
AUDIO
OUT
LINE
LINE
DIGITAL
L
L
OPTICAL
OUT
IN
R
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
OUT
A
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
IN
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
A
IN
l
E
OUT
l
E
l
A
l
R
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
If you want to connect several digital components, but cannot find an unused
input
See “Assigning the audio input (AUDIO SPLIT)” (page 41).
Tips
• All the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
• You can also connect an LD player with a DOLBY DIGITAL RF OUT jack via an RF demodulator (You cannot
connect an LD player’s DOLBY DIGITAL RF OUT jack directly to this unit’s digital input jacks). Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the RF demodulator.
Notes
• No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD disc on a Super Audio CD player connected to the DVD/LD
COAXIAL IN jack on this receiver. Connect the player to the analog input jacks (CD/SACD IN jacks). Refer to
the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player.
• You cannot make digital recordings of digital multi channel surround signals.
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1b: Connecting components with multi channel output
jacks
Getting Started
1 Connect the audio jacks.
If your DVD/LD and CD/Super Audio CD players are equipped with multi channel decoder, you can
connect them to this receiver’s MULTI CH IN jacks to enjoy the sound of the connected
component’s multi channel decoder. Alternatively, the multi channel input jacks can be used to
connect an external multi channel decoder.
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 9.
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
MULTI CH IN 1
A A G G
MULTI CH IN 2
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
R
MULTI CH OUT
SUB
WOOFER
DVD/LD player,
CD/Super Audio CD player,
Multichannel decoder, etc.
Tips
• This connection also allows you to enjoy software with multi-channel audio recorded in formats other than the
Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG-2.
• Make connections to either the MULTI CH IN 1 or 2 jacks according to the number of audio output jacks of the
component.
Note
DVD and Super Audio CD players do not have SURR BACK terminals.
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1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks (continued)
2 Connect the video jacks.
(Except for models of area code CEL, CEK)
The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD or LD player with COMPONENT VIDEO
(Y, B-Y, R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input jacks allows you to enjoy
higher quality video.
Notes
• On this receiver, the component video signals cannot be converted to S-video or standard video signals (or vice
versa).
• The on-screen display will not appear on a TV connected to the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks
even if you press ON SCREEN.
DVD/LD player
TV monitor
INPUT
INPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
INPUT
R-Y
C
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
D
Y
R-Y
COMPONENT
B-Y
H
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
H
CTRL S
OUT
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
S VIDEO
C
D
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
OUTPUT
VIDEO
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
OUTPUT
Y
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
OUTPUT
COMPONENT
B-Y
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
Tip
When the component is equipped with S-video jacks, you can connect the component to the S-VIDEO jacks on
this receiver. In addition, this receiver can convert standard video signals to S-video signals for output from the
MONITOR OUT (S-VIDEO) jacks (models of area code U, CA only).
Note
You can listen to the sound of your TV by connecting your TV’s audio output jacks to the TV/SAT AUDIO IN
jacks on the receiver. In this case, do not connect the TV’s video output jack to the TV/SAT VIDEO IN jack on
the receiver. If you connect a separate satellite tuner, etc., connect both the audio and video output jacks to the
receiver as shown above.
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1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks
Getting Started
Hooking up audio components
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 9.
MD/DAT deck
INPUT OUTPUT
LINE
LINE
L
R
A
A
ç
A
ç
Turntable
OUT
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
ç
IMPEDANCE
ç
A
A
OUT
A
OUTPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
LINE
CD/Super Audio CD
player
IN
LINE
LINE
L
L
R
R
Tape deck
Note
If your turntable has a ground wire, connect it to the U SIGNAL GND terminal.
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1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks (continued)
Hooking up video components
If you connect your TV to the MONITOR jacks, you can watch the video from the selected input
(function) (page 24). In addition, you can display the SET UP, SURROUND, LEVEL, EQ
parameters and the selected sound field by pressing ON SCREEN.
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 9.
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
CONTROL
A1
MONITOR
To the
VIDEO 3
INPUT jacks
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
L
IN
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
R
Ç
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
Ç
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
OUT
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
VIDEO 2
IN
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
–
SIGNAL
GND
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
Camcorder
or TV
game
D
C
B
INPUT
INPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
TV monitor
OUT
Ç
Ç
B
IN
Ç
B, D, E
Ç
OUT
B
B D
INPUT OUTPUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
L
L
R
R
VCR
IN
D
OUTPUT
INPUT
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
VCR
Tip
When the component is equipped with S-video jacks, you can connect the component to the S-VIDEO jacks on
this receiver. In addition, this receiver can convert standard video signals to S-video signals for output from the
MONITOR OUT (S-VIDEO) jacks (models of area code U, CA only).
Note
You can listen to the sound of your TV by connecting your TV’s audio output jacks to the TV/SAT AUDIO IN
jacks on the receiver. In this case, do not connect the TV’s video output jack to the TV/SAT VIDEO IN jack on
the receiver. If you connect a separate satellite tuner, etc., connect both the audio and video output jacks to the
receiver as shown above.
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2: Connecting the antennas
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna.
Getting Started
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
*
* The shape of the connector varies depending on the area code.
Notes
•
•
•
•
To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away from the receiver and other components.
Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as horizontal as possible.
Do not use the U SIGNAL GND terminal for grounding the receiver.
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3: Connecting speakers
Connect your speakers to the receiver. This receiver alows you to use a 6.1 channel speaker system.
To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a
center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1 channel).
You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD software recorded in the Surround EX format if
you connect one additional surround back speaker (6.1 channel). (See “Selecting the surround back
decoding mode” on page 39.)
Example of 6.1 channel speaker system configuration
Center speaker
Front speaker (R)
Surround speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Active sub woofer
Surround speaker (L)
Surround back speaker
Tip
Since the active sub woofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
Speaker impedance
To enjoy the best possible multi channel surround, connect speakers with a nominal impedance of
8 ohms or higher to the FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND and SURROUND BACK terminals, and
set the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to “8Ω”. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your
speakers if you are not sure of their impedance. (This information is often on the back of the
speaker.)
Alternatively, you may connect speakers with nominal impedances between 4 and 8 ohms to any or
all of the speaker terminals. However, be sure to set the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to “4Ω” if you
connect even one speaker with a nominal impedance between 4 and 8 ohms.
Note
Be sure to turn the power off before adjusting the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR.
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Required cords
B Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
A Speaker cords (not supplied)
(+)
Black
Front speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Active sub woofer
INPUT
E
e
E
AUDIO
IN
e
A
A
Getting Started
(–)
B
SPEAKERS
FRONT B*
FRONT
FRONT A
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT B
OUT
–
L
Y
PB/CB
/B-Y
–
+
R
SURROUND
BACK
PR/CR
/R-Y R
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
+
L
L
PRE OUT
DVD/LD
IN
R
SUB
WOOFER
SPEAKERS
IMPEDANCE USE 4-16Ω
COMPONENT VIDEO
4Ω
L
8Ω
IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR
R
SURROUND
CENTER
VARIABLE
2ND
ROOM
L
+
–
–
+
R
SURROUND BACK
AC OUTLET
SPEAKERS
IMPEDANCE USE 4-16Ω
IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR
A
E
A
e E
Surround speaker
(R)
A
e E
Surround back
speaker
A
e
Surround speaker
(L)
E
e
Center speaker
* (Models of area codes U, CA, CEL, CEK, SP, KR only.) You can select the front speakers you want to use with
the SPEAKERS switch. For details, see “Selecting the speaker system” (page 57).
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4: Connecting the AC
power cord
AC OUTLET*
FRONT
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT B
OUT
–
L
+
L
R
SURROUND
BACK
PRE OUT
R
SUB
WOOFER
SPEAKERS
IMPEDANCE USE 4-16Ω
4Ω
8Ω
IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using the receiver for the first time,
initialize the receiver by performing the
following procedure.
This procedure can also be used to return
settings you have made to their factory
defaults.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2 Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.
“ENTER to Clear All” appears in the
display.
3 Press DOOR OPEN to open the door of
the front panel, then press ENTER.
AC OUTLET
b To a wall outlet
AC power cord
* Except for models of area code KR.
The configuration, shape, and number of AC outlets
vary according to the model and country to which
the receiver is shipped.
Notes
• The AC OUTLET(s) on the rear of the receiver is a
switched outlet, which supplies power to the
connected component only while the receiver is
turned on.
• Make sure that the total power consumption of the
component(s) connected to the receiver’s AC
OUTLET(s) does not exceed the wattage stated on
the rear panel. Do not connect high-wattage
electrical home appliances such as electric irons,
fans, or TVs to this outlet. This may cause a
malfunction.
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After “MEMORY CLEARING...” appears
in the display for a while, “MEMORY
CLEARED!” appears.
The following are reset to their factory
settings.
• All settings in the SET UP,
CUSTOMIZE, SURROUND, LEVEL,
and EQ menus.
• The sound field memorized for each
function and preset station.
• All preset stations.
• All index names for functions and
preset stations.
5: Setting up the speakers
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
2 Press SET UP.
The SET UP parameter appears in the
display.
3 Press the cursor buttons (
or
) to
select the speaker.
For details, see “Speaker setup parameters”
below.
Notes
• Certain setup parameters may be dimmed in the
display. This means that the selected parameter
is either unavailale or fixed and unchangeable
due to sound field (pages 35–37) or other
settings.
• Some speaker settings may appear dimmed in
the display. This means that they have been
changed automatically due to other speaker
settings. The dimmed settings may or may not
be adjustable.
4 Turn the jog dial to select the
parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have set
all of the items that follow.
Speaker setup parameters
Getting Started
Use the SET UP menu to set the types and sizes
of the speakers connected to the receiver.
x CENTER SP (Center speaker size)
• LARGE
If you connect a large speaker that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker to
“LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
center channel bass frequencies from the front
speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub woofer.
• NO (for all sources except MULTI CH 1/2)
If you did not connect a center speaker, select
“NO”. The sound of the center channel will be
output from the front speakers (digital
downmix).
• MIX (for all sources except MULTI CH 1/2)
If you did not connect a center speaker but want
to downmix the center channel audio, select
“MIX” (page 25).
This is only active when the front, surround,
and surround back speakers are set to
“LARGE” (ANALOG DOWNMIX). When all
speakers are not set to “LARGE”, the center
channel will be downmixed digitally (DIGITAL
DOWNMIX).
* When using MULTI CH 1/2 sources, the sound
of the center channel is output from the front
speakers if you select either “NO” or “MIX”.
The initial setting is underlined.
x FRONT SP (Front speaker size)
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
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• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
front channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer. When the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, the center, surround, and surround
back speakers are also automatically set to
“SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”).
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5: Setting up the speakers
(continued)
x SURROUND SP (Surround speaker
size)
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the surround
speakers to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
surround channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
• NO
If you did not connect surround speakers, select
“NO”. When the surround speakers are set to
“NO”, the surround back speakers are also
automatically set to “NO”.
Tip
The LARGE and SMALL settings for each speaker
determine whether or not the internal sound processor
will cut the bass signal from that channel. When the
bass is cut from a channel, the bass redirection
circuitry sends the corresponding bass frequencies to
the sub woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
However, since bass has a certain amount of
directionality, it best not to cut them, if possible.
Therefore, even when using small speakers, you can
set them to “LARGE” if you want to output the bass
frequencies from that speaker. On the other hand, if
you are using a large speaker, but prefer not to have
bass frequencies output from that speaker, set it to
“SMALL”.
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set
all speakers to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass,
you can use the equalizer to boost the bass levels. To
adjust the equalizer, see page 45.
x SUB WOOFER (Sub woofer selection)
• YES
If you connect a sub woofer, select “YES”.
• NO
If you did not connect a sub woofer, select
“NO”. This activates the bass redirection
circuitry and outputs the LFE signals from other
speakers.
x SURR BACK SP (Surround back
speaker size)
Tip
When the surround speakers are set to “NO”,
the surround back speaker is also automatically
set to “NO” and the setting cannot be changed.
In order to take full advantage of the Dolby Digital
bass redirection circuitry, we recommend setting the
sub woofer’s cut off frequency as high as possible.
• LARGE
If you connect a large speaker that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the surround back
speaker to “LARGE”.
For advanced speaker setups
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
surround back channel bass frequencies from
the front speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub
woofer.
• NO
If you did not connect a surround back speaker,
select “NO”.
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Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON”. This enables advanced
setups including those of the distances to the
speakers and heights of the speakers.
For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page
46. For details on how to set the items, see page
48.
6: Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
Adjust the speaker levels and balance while
listening the test tone from your listening
position. Use the remote for the operation.
Tips
• The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
• Although these adjustments can also be made via
the LEVEL button on the front panel, we
recommend you follow the procedure described
below and make adjustments from your listening
position using the remote.
1 Press ?/1 on the remote to turn on the
receiver.
2 Select TEST TONE using the remote.
For details about the remote operations,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the remote.
“TEST TONE” in the LEVEL menu
appears in the display and the test tone is
output from each speaker in sequence.
Set “TEST TONE” in the LEVEL menu to
“FIX” (page 44). The test tone is output only
from the selected speaker.
For more precise adjustment
You can output the test tone or sound source
from two adjacent speakers to adjust their
balance and level.
Set “T.TONE” in the CUSTOMIZE menu to
“PHASE NOISE” or “PHASE AUDIO” (page
48). Then select the two speakers you want to
adjust using “PHASE NOISE” or “PHASE
AUDIO” in the LEVEL menu (page 44).
Getting Started
(TEST TONE)
To output the test tone only from a
specific speaker
Note
When you select analog audio using the MULTI CH
DIRECT or ANALOG DIRECT buttons, the power to
the digital circuits is turned off.* When you output
the test tone in this setting, it takes a few seconds to
output the test tone. This, however, is not a
malfunction.
* When “D.POWER” in the CUSTOMIZE menu is
set to “AUTO OFF” (page 47).
3 Adjust the speaker level and balance
using the LEVEL menu so that the level
of the test tone sounds the same from
each speaker.
For details on the LEVEL menu settings,
see page 44.
Tips
• To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/– on the remote or
turn MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
• You can also use the jog dial on the receiver for
the adjustment.
4 Select TEST TONE using the remote.
For details about the remote operations,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the remote.
The test tone turns off.
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Amplifier/Tuner Operation
Notes on using headphones
Selecting the component
1 Rotate FUNCTION to select the
function.
The selected function appears in the display.
To select the
Display
VCR
VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2
Camcorder or
TV game
VIDEO 3
DVD or LD player
DVD/LD
Satellite tuner
TV/SAT
Tape deck
TAPE
MD or DAT deck
MD/DAT
CD or Super Audio
CD player
CD/SACD
Built in tuner
TUNER
Turntable
PHONO
2 Turn on the component and start
playback.
When you select a component which is also
connected to the TV (such as VCR or DVD
player), turn on the TV and set the TV’s
video input to match the component you
selected.
If your TV is connected to the receiver’s
MONITOR jack, the video from the
selected function will be displayed on the
TV.
3 Rotate MASTER VOLUME to adjust the
volume.
To mute the sound
Press MUTING.
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• When headphones are connected, you can select
only the following sound fields (page 37).
– HEADPHONE (2CH)
– HEADPHONE (DIRECT)
– HEADPHONE (MULTI1)
– HEADPHONE (MULTI2)
– HEADPHONE THEATER
• When headphones are connected and you use the
MULTI CH DIRECT function with center speaker
(CENTER SP) set to “NO” or “MIX”, and sub
woofer (SUB WOOFER) set to “NO”, only the
front L/R signals of the multi channel sound are
output from the headphones.
To listen to the sound of all channels, press one of
the other sound field buttons to cancel the MULTI
CH DIRECT function.
Listening to multi channel
sound
(MULTI CH DIRECT)
Also see “D.POWER” on page 47.
You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through the built-in tuner. Before operation,
make sure you have connected the FM and AM
antennas to the receiver (see page 17).
Tip
The tuning scale for direct tuning differs depending
on the area code as shown in the following table. For
details on area codes, see page 3.
Area code
FM
AM
Surround effects are not activated when using
this function.
U, CA
100 kHz
10 kHz*
SP, CEL, CEK, KR
50 kHz
9 kHz
Press MULTI CH DIRECT repeatedly to
select the multi channel audio source
(“MULTI CH 1 DIRECT” or “MULTI CH 2
DIRECT”).
E
50 kHz
9 kHz*
The selected audio source is output.
Automatic tuning
Note
1 Rotate FUNCTION to switch the
This function is canceled when you switch the
function (page 24) or sound field (pages 35–37).
When the center speaker or sub
woofer is not connected
(Analog downmix function)
If you set the center speaker size (CENTER
SP) or sub woofer selection (SUB WOOFER)
in the SET UP menu to “NO” or “MIX”
(CENTER SP only) (page 21) and activate the
MULTI CH DIRECT function, the analog
center or sub woofer audio will be downmixed
to the FRONT L/R channel audio.
To assign the multi channel audio to
a specific function
Set “MULTI CH 1” or “MULTI CH 2” in the
CUSTOMIZE menu (page 47). The multi
channel audio inputs can be assigned to any
functions except TUNER and PHONO.
Amplifier/Tuner Operation
You can select the audio directly from the
components connected to the MULTI CH IN
jacks. This function enables you to enjoy high
quality analog sources like DVD or Super
Audio CD.
Listening to FM/AM radio
* The AM tuning scale can be changed (see page 70).
function to TUNER.
2 Press FM/AM to select the FM or AM
band.
3 Press TUNING + or – (TUNING/PTY
SELECT + or – for models of area code
CEL, CEK).
Press + to scan from low to high; press – to
scan from high to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
In case of poor FM stereo reception
Press FM MODE to switch to monaural audio.
If the FM stereo reception is poor and
“STEREO” flashes in the display, select the
monaural audio so that the sound will be less
distorted.
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Listening to FM/AM radio (continued)
Models of other area codes
Use the supplied remote RM-LP211.
Direct tuning
Enter a frequency of the station directly by
using the numeric buttons or NUM menu on
the remote.
For details on the supplied remote, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the remote.
Models of area code U, CA
Use the supplied remote RM-PG411.
1 Press TUNER to switch the function to
TUNER.
You can also use the FUNCTION control
on the receiver.
2 Press FM/AM button on the receiver
repeatedly to select FM or AM band.
3 Press D.TUNING.
4 Select the numbers for the frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
(You don’t have to enter the last “0” when
the tuning scale is set to 10 kHz.)
1 b 3 b 5 b 0
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1 Select “TUNER” from the FUNCTION
list to switch the function to TUNER.
You can also use the FUNCTION control
on the receiver.
2 Select “FM/AM” from the SUB menu to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use the FM/AM button on the
receiver.
3 Select “DIRECT TUNING” from the SUB
menu.
4 Select the numbers for the frequency
using the NUM menu.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Press 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
(You don’t have to enter the last “0” when
the tuning scale is set to 10 kHz.)
Press 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
If you’ve tuned in an AM station, adjust the
direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
If you cannot tune in a station and
the entered numbers flash
Make sure you’ve entered the right frequency.
If not, repeat steps 3 and 4. If the entered
numbers still flash, the frequency is not used in
your area.
Storing FM stations
automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by
one, see “Presetting radio stations”.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2 Hold down MEMORY and press ?/1 to
turn the receiver back on.
“Autobetical select” appears in the display
and the receiver scans and stores all the FM
and FM RDS stations in the broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks for
stations broadcasting the same program,
then stores only the one with the clearest
signal. The selected RDS stations are sorted
alphabetically by their Program Service
name, then assigned a 2-character preset
code. For more details on RDS, see page 29.
Regular FM stations are assigned
2-character preset codes and stored after the
RDS station.
When done, “Autobetical finish” appears in
the display momentarily and the receiver
returns to the normal operation.
You can preset up to 30 FM or AM stations.
Then you can easily tune in the stations you
often listen to.
Presetting radio stations
Amplifier/Tuner Operation
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and
FM RDS stations in alphabetical order without
redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the
stations with the clearest signals.
Presetting radio stations
1 Rotate FUNCTION to switch the
function to TUNER.
2 Tune in the station that you want to
preset using Automatic Tuning (page
25) or Direct Tuning (page 26).
3 Press MEMORY.
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a
few seconds. Do steps 4 to 5 before the
display goes out.
4 Press PRESET TUNING + or – to select
a preset number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you select
the preset number, start again from step 3.
5 Press MEMORY again.
The station is stored to the selected preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
MEMORY, start again from step 3.
6 Repeat steps 2 to 5 to preset another
station.
continued
Notes
• Do not press any button on the receiver or supplied
remote during autobetical operation, except ?/1.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure
to store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see page
28.
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
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Presetting radio stations (continued)
Tuning to preset stations
1 Rotate FUNCTION to switch the function to
TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press PRESET TUNING + or – repeatedly
to select the preset station you want.
Each time you press the button, you can
select the preset station as follows:
nA1˜A2˜...˜A0˜B1˜B2˜...˜B0N
nC0˜...C2˜C1N
Using the remote
Models of area code U, CA
Use the supplied remote RM-PG411.
1 Press TUNER to switch the function to
TUNER.
2 Press PRESET/CH/D.SKIP +/– repeatedly
to select the preset station you want.
Models of other area codes
Use the supplied remote RM-LP211.
1 Select “TUNER” from the FUNCTION list to
switch the function to TUNER.
2 Move the easy scroll key to select the
preset number you want, then press the
key to enter the selection.
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
– Displaying RDS information
– Scanning preset stations by program type
Note that RDS is operable only for FM
stations.*
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM band
using direct tuning (page 26), automatic
tuning (page 25), or preset tuning (page
28).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the RDS indicator lights up and the
program service name appears in the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal strength is weak.
Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station, press
DISPLAY.
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “Alarm-Alarm!” flashes in
the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS
service, “No XX” (such as “No Clock Time”)
appears in the display.
• When a station broadcasts radio text data, it is
displayed at the same rate at which it is sent from
the station. Any change in this rate is reflected in
the display rate of the data.
Amplifier/Tuner Operation
This receiver also allows you to use RDS
(Radio Data System), which enables radio
stations to send additional information along
with the regular program signal. You can use
the following convenient RDS features:
Notes
Scanning preset stations by
program type
You can tune in preset stations according to a
program type that you specify. The receiver
scans for stations in its preset memory
currently broadcasting the specified program
type.
1 Press RDS PTY.
2 Press TUNING/PTY SELECT + or
TUNING/PTY SELECT – to select the
program type.
See the table on the next page for the
information on each program type.
3 Press RDS PTY.
While the receiver is scanning stations,
“PTY SEARCH” appears in the display
window.
When the receiver finds a station, the
receiver stops scanning. When the receiver
could not find any preset stations currently
broadcasting the specified program type,
“PTY not found” appears in the display.
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Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
PS (Program Service name)a) t Frequencya)
t PTY (Program TYpe) indicationb) t
RT (Radio Text) indicationc) t CT (Current
Time) indication (in 24-hour system) t Sound
field currectly applied t Volume level t
Decoding information
a) This information also appears for non-RDS FM
stations.
b) Type of program being broadcast (see page 30).
c) Text messages sent by the RDS station.
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Using the Radio Data System (RDS)
(continued)
Program type
indication
Description of program types
Leisure & Hobby Programs on recreational activities
such as gardening, fishing,
cooking, etc.
Program type
indication
Jazz Music
Jazz programs
Country Music
Country music programs
National Music
Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
Oldies Music
Programs featuring oldies music
Description
News
News programs
Current Affairs
Topical programs that expand
on current news
Information
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
Sport
Sports programs
Education
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
Drama
Radio plays and serials
Cultures
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
Science
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
Varied Speech
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel games,
and comedy
Pop Music
Popular music programs
Rock Music
Rock music programs
M.o.R. Music
Easy Listening
Light Classics M Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
Serious Classics
Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
Other Music
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
Weather & Metr Weather information
Finance
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
Children’s Progs Programs for children
Social Affairs
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
Religion
Programs of religious content
Phone In
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
Travel & Touring Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located by
TP/TA.
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Description
Folk Music
Folk music programs
Documentary
Investigative features
None
Any programs not defined above
Changing the display
Changing the information in
the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
The displayed information varies according to
the selected function.
All functions except TUNER
t Function name
t Frequency and preset number
r
Sound field name
r
Volume level
r
Decoding information
TUNER (When the preset name is
indexed) (page 56)
t Preset name and preset number
r
Frequency and preset number
r
Sound field name
r
Sound field name
r
Volume level
r
Volume level
r
Decoding information
r
Decoding information
All functions except TUNER
(When the function name is indexed)
(page 56)
Changing the brightness of
the display
t Index name
Press DIMMER repeatedly.
r
Function name
r
Sound field name
Amplifier/Tuner Operation
You can check the volume, sound field, or the
decoding information by changing the
information in the display.
TUNER
The DIMMER button lights up and the
brightness of the display changes in 6 steps.
When you set to “[ ]” (the display is turned
off), the MULTI CH DECODING indicator is
also turned off.
r
Volume level
r
Decoding information
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About the indications in the display
1 2
3
4
5
6 7
OPTCOAXMULTI CH IN 1 2 a DIGITAL
DTS MPEG
SP.OFF D.RANGE EQ PRO LOGIC
qg qf
qd
L.F.E.
8
9
SW
L
C
0
R
SL
SR
SSB
STEREO MONO MEMORY
RDS
SLEEP
qs
1 OPT: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
OPTICAL terminal.
2 COAX: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
COAXIAL terminal.
3 MULTI CH IN 1/2: Lights up when MULTI
CH IN 1 or 2 is selected.
4 MPEG: Lights up when MPEG signals are
input.
Note
Only the front 2 channels are compatible with
MPEG format. Multi channel surround sound is
downmixed and output from the front 2 channels.
5 ; DIGITAL: Lights up when the receiver is
decoding signals recorded in the Dolby
Digital format.
6 PRO LOGIC: Lights up when the receiver
applies Pro Logic processing to 2 channel
signals in order to output the center and
surround channel signals. However, this
indicator also lights when the Pro Logic II
movie/music decoder is in active. However,
this indicator does not light if the center and
surround speakers are set to “NO”.
qa
7 L.F.E.: Lights up when the disc being played
back contains the LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) channel. When the sound of the LFE
channel signal is actually being reproduced,
the bars underneath the letters lights up to
indicate the level. Since the LFE signal is not
recorded in all parts of the input signal the bar
indication will fluctuate (and may turn off)
during playback.
8 SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is
set to “YES” (page 22) and the audio signal is
output from the SUB WOOFER jacks.
9 Playback channel indicators: The letters
(L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being
played back. The boxes around the letters
vary to show how the receiver downmixes the
source sound (based on the speakers settings).
When using sound fields like “D.CONCERT
HALL”, the receiver adds reverberation based
on the source sound.
L (Front Left), R (Front Right), C (Center
(monaural)), SL (Surround Left), SR
(Surround Right), S (Surround (monaural or
the surround components obtained by Pro
Logic processing)), SB (Surround Back (the
surround back components obtained by 6.1
channel decoding))
Example:
Recording format (Front /Surround): 3/2
Output channel: Surround speakers absent
Sound Field: AUTO DECODING
L
SL
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C
R
SR
0 Tuner indicators: Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See
pages 25–30 for tuner operations.
qa SLEEP: Lights up when sleep timer is
activated.
qs EQ: Lights up when the equalizer is
functioning.
qf DTS: Lights up when DTS signals are input.
qg SP.OFF: Lights up when headphones are
inserted or the SPEAKERS switch is set to
OFF.
Amplifier/Tuner Operation
qd D.RANGE: Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated. See page 54 to
adjust the dynamic range compression.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Automatically decoding
the input audio signal
(AUTO DECODING)
In this mode, the receiver automatically detects
the type of audio signal being input (Dolby
Digital, DTS, standard 2 channel stereo, etc)
and performs the proper decoding if necessary.
This mode presents the sound as it was
recorded/encoded, without adding any surround
effects.
If you connect an active sub woofer
When the audio signal is 2 channel stereo or if
the source signal does not include a LFE signal,
the receiver generates a low frequency signal
for output to the sub woofer.
Press AUTO DEC.
“AUTO DECODING” appears in the display
and the receiver switches to the AUTO
DECODING mode.
Tip
In most cases AUTO DECODING provides the most
appropriate decoding. However, when playing
software encoded in the Dolby Digital EX format,
you may want to use SURR BACK DECODING
(page 39) to match the input stream to the mode you
prefer.
Using only the front
speakers
In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front L/R speakers only. There is no
sound from the sub woofer.
Listening to 2 channel stereo
sources (2CH STEREO)
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to 2
channel.
Press 2CH STEREO.
“2CH STEREO” appears in the display and the
receiver switches to the 2CH STEREO mode.
Note
No sound is output from the sub woofer in the
2CH STEREO mode. To listen to the 2 channel stereo
sources using the front L/R speakers and a sub
woofer, set to the AUTO DECODING mode.
Listening to analog audio
(ANALOG DIRECT)
You can switch the audio of the selected
function to the two channel analog input. This
function enables you to enjoy high quality
analog sources. Also see “D.POWER” on page
47.
When using this function, only the volume and
front speaker balance can be adjusted.
1 Rotate FUNCTION to select the function
you want to listen to in analog audio.
2 Press ANALOG DIRECT.
“ANALOG DIRECT” appears in the
display and the analog audio is output.
Note
This function is canceled when you switch the sound
field (pages 35–37).
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Selecting a sound field
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s
pre-programmed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home.
Sound field list
CINEMA STUDIO EX A DCS
CINEMA STUDIO EX B DCS
CINEMA STUDIO EX C DCS
MONO MOVIE
STEREO MOVIE
D.CONCERT HALL A
D.CONCERT HALL B
CHURCH
OPERA HOUSE
CINEMA STUDIO EX modes are suitable for
watching motion picture DVDs (etc.), with
multi channel surround effects. You can
reproduce the sound characteristics of Sony
Pictures Entertainment’s dubbing studio in
your home.
Press CINEMA STUDIO EX repeatedly to
select the CINEMA STUDIO EX mode you
want.
The selected CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
appears in the display.
x CINEMA STUDIO EX A DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the
Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant
Theater” cinema production studio. This is a
standard mode, great for watching most any
type of movies.
JAZZ CLUB
x CINEMA STUDIO EX B DCS
DISCO/CLUB
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the
Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak
Theater” cinema production studio. This mode
is ideal for watching science-fiction or action
movies with lots of sound effects.
LIVE CONCERT
ARENA
STADIUM
GAME
Enjoying Surround Sound
NORMAL SURROUND
Enjoying movies using the
CINEMA STUDIO EX modes
x CINEMA STUDIO EX C DCS
About DCS (Digital Cinema Sound)
Sound fields with DCS marks use DCS
technology.
DCS is the concept name of the surround
technology for home theater developed by
Sony. DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal
Processor) technology to reproduce the sound
characteristics of an actual cinema cutting
studio in Hollywood.
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the
Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage.
This mode is ideal for watching musicals or
films where orchestra music is featured in the
soundtrack.
continued
When played at home, DCS will create a
powerful theater effect that mimics the artistic
combination of sound and action as envisioned
by the movie director.
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Selecting a sound field (continued)
Selecting the DIGITAL
CONCERT HALL modes
About CINEMA STUDIO EX modes
These modes reproduce the acoustics of a
concert hall by applying multi-speaker system
dynamics to 2 channel audio signals, like those
from CDs, etc.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes consist of
the following three elements.
• Virtual Multi Dimention
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a single
pair of actual surround speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
Creates the sensation that the sound is coming
from inside the screen like in theaters.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the type of reverberation found in
theaters.
Press DIGITAL CONCERT HALL
repeatedly to select “D.CONCERT HALL A
(or B)”.
The selected mode appears in the display.
x D.CONCERT HALL A
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes integrate
these three elements simultaneously.
Uses 3D sound imaging to reproduce the sound
characteristics of the CONCERTGEBOUW in
Amsterdam, which is famous for a large sound
stage produced by reflectivity.
Tips
x D.CONCERT HALL B
• You can also select the CINEMA STUDIO EX
mode by pressing MODE +/– repeatedly.
• You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc. by looking at the logo on the
package.
: Dolby Digital discs
–
–
: Dolby Surround encoded
programs
–
: DTS Digital Surround encoded programs
Uses 3D sound imaging to reproduce the sound
characteristics of the MUSIKVEREIN in
Vienna, which is famous for its hall resonance
and unique reverberative sound.
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
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Selecting other sound fields
Press MODE +/– repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
x NORMAL SURROUND
x MONO MOVIE
Creates a theater like environment from movies
with monaural soundtracks.
Reproduces the acoustics of a 1,000-seat
concert hall.
x STADIUM
Reproduces the feeling of a large open-air
stadium.
x GAME
Obtains maximum audio impact from TV game
software.
When the headphones are connected
You can select only from the following sound
fields.
x HEADPHONE (2CH)
Creates a theater like environment from movies
recorded with stereo soundtracks.
Outputs the sound in 2 channel (stereo).
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to
2 channels.
x CHURCH
x HEADPHONE (DIRECT)
Reproduces the acoustics of a stone church.
Outputs the analog signals without digital
processing by the equalizer, sound field, etc.
x STEREO MOVIE
x OPERA HOUSE
Reproduces the acoustics of an opera house.
x JAZZ CLUB
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
x DISCO/CLUB
Enjoying Surround Sound
Software with multi channel surround audio
signals is played back according to the way it
was recorded. This sound field reproduces the
acoustics of a small rectangular concert hall.
For software with 2 channel audio signals, you
can select from a variety of decoding modes
according to the 2CH MODE setting.
x ARENA
x HEADPHONE (MULTI 1/2)
Outputs the analog signals input to the MULTI
CH IN jacks.
x HEADPHONE THEATER DCS
Reproduces the acoustics of a discotheque/
dance club.
Allows you to experience a theater like
environment while listening through a pair of
headphones.
x LIVE CONCERT
To turn off the surround effect
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live
house.
Press AUTO DEC or 2CH STEREO.
continued
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Selecting a sound field (continued)
Enjoying the surround effect
at low volume level
(NIGHT MODE)
This function allows you to retain a theater like
environment at low volume levels. This
function can be used with other sound fields.
Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic II
and DTS Neo:6
(2CH MODE)
This fucntion lets you specify the type of
decoding for 2 channel audio sources.
Press NIGHT MODE.
This receiver can reproduce 2 channel sound in
5 channels through Dolby Pro Logic II;
6 channels through DTS Neo:6; or 4 channels
through Dolby Pro Logic. However, MPEG
2CH sources are not decoded by DTS Neo:6;
they are output in 2 channels.
The “NIGHT MODE” indicator in the display
lights up and the NIGHT MODE function is
activated.
Press NORMAL SURR (;PLII/Neo:6)
repeatedly to select the 2 channel
decoding mode.
When watching a movie late at night, you will
be able to hear the dialog clearly even at a low
volume level.
Tip
While this function is on, the BASS, TREBLE, and
EFFECT level increase, and “D.RANGE COMP.” is
automatically set to “MAX”.
Note
This function cannot be activated when the ANALOG
DIRECT or MULTI CH DIRECT function is used.
The selected mode appears in the display. The
sound field automatically switches to
“NORMAL SURROUND” (page 37).
2 channel decoding modes
• PRO LOGIC
Performs Pro Logic decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channel is decoded into 4.1
channels.
• PLII MOVIE
Performs Pro Logic II Movie mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for movies encoded in
Dolby Surround. In Addition, this mode can
reproduce sound in 5.1 channel when watching
videos of overdubbed or old movies.
• PLII MUSIC
Performs the Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as CDs.
• Neo: Cinema
Performs the DTS Neo:6 Cinema mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for movies
encoded in DTS Surround.
• Neo: Music
Performs the DTS Neo:6 Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as CDs.
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Tips
• When “PLII MUSIC” is selected, you can make
further adjustments using “CENTER WIDTH”,
“DIMENSION”, “PANORAMA” in the
SURROUND menu.
• You can select the 2 channel decoding mode using
“2CH MODE” in the CUSTOMIZE menu (page
47).
Selecting the surround
back decoding mode
(SB DECODING)
This function lets you select the decoding mode
for the surround back signals of the multi
channel input stream.
Enjoying Surround Sound
By decoding the surround back signal of DVD
software (etc.) recorded in the Surround EX
format*, you can enjoy the surround sound
intended by the filmmakers.
* Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1, etc.
Press SURR BACK DECODING repeatedly
to select the surround back decoding
mode.
“SB DECODING XXXX” appears in the
display.
When the receiver is decoding the surround
back signal the “SB DEC” indicator lights up.
Surround back decoding modes
• AUTO
• MATRIX
• OFF
For details, see “How to select the surround
back decoding mode” on the next page.
Tip
You can select the surround back decoding mode
using “SB DECODING” in the CUSTOMIZE menu
(page 47).
Note
You cannot select the surround back decoding mode
when using the 2CH STEREO (page 34), ANALOG
DIRECT (page 34) or MULTI CH DIRECT mode
(page 25) or when headphones are connected.
continued
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Selecting the surround back decoding mode (continued)
How to select the surround back decoding mode
You can select the surround back mode you want according to the input stream.
When you select “AUTO”
When the input stream contains the 6.1 channel decode flag*1, the appropriate decoder is applied to
decode the surround back signal.
For the DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 source, DTS Matrix decoder is applied.
For the DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 source, DTS Discrete decoder is applied to reproduce the Discrete 6.1
channel signal.
Input stream
Output channel
Applied surround back decoder
Dolby Digital 5.1
5.1
—
DTS 5.1
5.1
—
Dolby Digital EX*2
6.1
Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1*3
6.1
DTS Matrix decoder
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1*4
6.1
DTS Discrete decoder
When you select “MATRIX”
Dolby Digital EX is applied to decode the surround back signal regardless of the 6.1 channel decode
flag*1 in the input stream. This decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX and functions the same as the
decoders used in movie theaters. This decoder can be used for all the Surround EX formats (Dolby
Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1).
Input stream
Output channel
Applied surround back decoder
Dolby Digital 5.1
6.1
Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital EX
6.1
Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS 5.1
6.1
Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1*3
6.1
Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1*4
6.1
Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
When you select “OFF”
Surround back decoding is not performed.
*1 6.1 channel decod flag is the information recorded in software like DVDs.
*2 Dolby Digital DVD that includes a Surround EX flag. The Dolby Corporation web page can help you
distinguish Surround EX films.
*3 Software encoded with a flag to denote it has both Surround EX and 5.1 channel signals.
*4 Software encoded with both 5.1 channel signals and an extension stream designed for returning those signals to
6.1 discrete channels. Discrete 6.1 channel signals are DVD specific signals not used in movie theaters.
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Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Assigning the audio input
Selectable audio inputs for each
function
DVD/LD function
(AUDIO SPLIT)
NO ASSIGN t DIGITAL: ONLY COAX t
DIGITAL: ONLY OPT t ONLY ANALOG INPUT
You can assign the audio input for each
function. This function is convenient in the
following cases.
VIDEO3, TV/SAT, MD/DAT function
(Example) When you have two DVD
players and no digital audio input jack is
available for the second DVD player.
PHONO function
Also, connect the analog audio/video output
jacks on the second DVD player to the VIDEO
2 INPUT jacks on the receiver.
Assign “DIGITAL ONLY COAXIAL” to
DVD/LD function and assign “DVD/LD
(OPTICAL)” to VIDEO 2 function.
1 Rotate FUNCTION to select the function
whose audio input mode you want to
assign.
2 Press AUDIO SPLIT.
3 Rotate FUNCTION to select the audio
input.
NO ASSIGN t VIDEO 1 t VIDEO 2 t
VIDEO 3 (ANALOG) t DVD/LD (ANALOG) t
TV/SAT (ANALOG) t TAPE t MD/DAT
(ANALOG) t CD/SACD
All other analog functions
NO ASSIGN t VIDEO 3 (OPTICAL) t DVD/LD
(COAXIAL) t DVD/LD (OPTICAL) t TV/SAT
(OPTICAL) t MD/DAT (OPTICAL)
Tips
• When you select a function for which an audio
input is assigned, the AUDIO SPLIT button lights
up.
• You can also select the audio input assigned with
this function using INPUT MODE (page 42).
Notes
• You cannot use the AUDIO SPLIT function when
the ANALOG DIRECT or MULTI CH DIRECT
function is activated.
• You cannot assign an audio input for TUNER
function.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Connect the first DVD player to the DVD/LD
COAXIAL IN jack and connect the second
DVD player to the DVD/LD OPTICAL IN
jack.
NO ASSIGN t DVD/LD (COAXIAL) t ONLY
ANALOG INPUT
The audio input you can assign varies for
each function. For details, see “Selectable
audio inputs for each function” below.
Select “NO ASSIGN” if you do not want to
assign any audio input to the selected
function.
4 Press AUDIO SPLIT.
The audio input is assigned to the function
selected in step 1. If you do not press
AUDIO SPLIT within 8 seconds, the
receiver automatically assigns the audio
input displayed in the display.
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Switching the audio input
mode for digital components
(INPUT MODE)
You can switch the audio input mode for
functions which have digital audio input jacks.
You can also select the COAXIAL or
OPTICAL audio inputs of other functions using
the AUDIO SPLIT (page 41).
1 Rotate FUNCTION to select the function
whose audio input mode you want to
switch.
2 Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to select
the audio input mode.
The selected audio input mode appears in
the display.
Audio input modes
• AUTO 2CH
Gives priority to the analog audio signals input
to the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks when there is no
digital audio signals.
• COAXIAL FIXED
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL COAXIAL input jack.
• OPTICAL FIXED
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL input jacks.
• ANALOG 2CH FIXED
Specifies the analog audio signals input to the
AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
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When the multi channel audio input
is assigned to a specific function
(page 47)
The following is displayed instead of “AUTO
2CH” and “ANALOG 2CH FIXED”.
• AUTO MULTI CH 1/2
Gives priority to the analog audio signals input
to the MULTI CH IN 1/2 jacks when there is no
digital audio signals.
• MULTI CH 1/2 FIXED
Specifies the analog audio signals input to the
MULTI CH IN 1/2 jacks.
Customizing sound fields
By adjusting the SURROUND menu and
LEVEL menu, you can customize the sound
fields to suit your particular listening situation.
The setup items you can adjust in each menu
vary depending on the sound field. Certain
setup parameters may be dimmed in the
display. This means that the selected parameter
is either unavailable or fixed and unchangeable.
Initial setting: (depends on the sound field)
Higher settings apply more surround effect.
You can customize the surround effects of the
selected sound field. The settings are stored
individually for each sound field.
1 Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
2 Press SURR.
The SURROUND menu appears in the
display.
) to
select the parameter.
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON” to enable advanced
adjustments.
For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page
46.
For details on how to set the items, see page 52.
continued
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Adjusting the SURROUND
menu
or
x EFFECT
(Effect level)
For advanced SURROUND menu
adjustments
Note on the displayed items
3 Press the cursor buttons (
SURROUND menu parameters
For details, see “SURROUND menu
parameters” below.
4 While monitoring the sound, turn the
jog dial to adjust the selected
parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
parameters.
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Customizing sound fields (continued)
x CENTER XXX.X dB
(Center speaker level)
Adjusting the LEVEL menu
x SURROUND L XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker (L) level)
You can adjust the balance and level of each
speaker. These settings are applied to all sound
fields.
1 Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
2 Press LEVEL.
The LEVEL menu appears in the display.
x SURROUND R XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker (R) level)
x SURR BACK XXX.X dB
(Surround back speaker level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –20 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB
steps.
x S.WOOFER XXX.X dB
(Sub woofer level)
select the parameter.
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –20 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB
steps.
For details, see “LEVEL menu parameters”
below.
x MULTI CH 1 SW XXX dB
(Multi channel 1 sub woofer level)
3 Press the cursor buttons (
or
) to
4 While monitoring the sound, turn the
jog dial to adjust the selected
parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
parameters.
LEVEL menu parameters
x MULTI CH 2 SW XXX dB
(Multi channel 2 sub woofer level)
Initial setting: +10 dB
Lets you increase the level of the MULTI CH IN 1/2
sub woofer channel by +10 dB. This adjustment may
be necessary when connecting a DVD player to the
MULTI CH IN 1/2 jacks. The sub woofer level from
DVD players is 10 dB lower than Super Audio CD
players.
x TEST TONE (Test tone)*
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from each
speaker. When set to “AUTO”, the test tone is output
from each speaker automatically. When set to “FIX”,
you can select which speaker will output the test tone.
x PHASE NOISE (Phase noise)*
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from two
adjacent speakers.
x PHASE AUDIO (Phase audio)*
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the source sound (instead of the test
tone) sequentially from two adjacent speakers.
x FRONT (Front speaker balance)
Initial setting: midpoint (0)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left and
right speakers.
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* Only one of these parameters appears according to
the “T.TONE” setting in the CUSTOMIZE menu
(page 48).
Note
When one of the following sound fields are selected,
no sound is output from the sub woofer if “FRONT
SP” (front speaker size) in the SET UP menu is set to
“LARGE”. However, the sound will be output from
the sub woofer if the digital input signal contains LFE
(Low Frequency Effect) signals.
– D.CONCERT HALL A/B
– CHURCH
– OPERA HOUSE
– JAZZ CLUB
– LIVE CONCERT
– ARENA
– STADIUM
For advanced LEVEL menu
adjustments
Adjusting the equalizer
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON” to enable advanced
adjustments.
For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page
46.
For details on how to set the items, see page 54.
Resetting sound fields to the
initial settings
?/1.
“S.F Initialize” appears in the display and
all sound fields are reset to the initial
settings.
Bass
Midrange
Treble
Level
(dB)
Frequency
(Hz)
Frequency
(Hz)
Frequency
(Hz)
1 Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
2 Press EQ.
The EQ menu appears in the display.
3 Press the cursor buttons (
or
) to
select the parameter.
For details, see “EQ menu parameters”
below.
4 While monitoring the sound, turn the
jog dial to adjust the selected
parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the power.
2 While holding down MODE +, press
You can adjust the tonal quality (bass,
midrange, treble level) of each speaker using
the EQ menu.
items.
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Adjusting the equalizer (continued)
Advanced settings
EQ menu parameters
x FRONT BASS XXX.X dB
(Front speaker bass level)
Using the CUSTOMIZE menu
to adjust the receiver
x FRONT MID XXX.X dB
(Front speaker midrange level)
You can adjust various receiver settings using
the CUSTOMIZE menu.
x FRONT TREBLE XXX.X dB
(Front speaker treble level)
1 Press CUSTOMIZE.
x CENTER BASS XXX.X dB
(Center speaker bass level)
x CENTER MID XXX.X dB
(Center speaker midrange level)
x CENTER TREBLE XXX.X dB
(Center speaker treble level)
x SURROUND BASS XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker bass level)
The CUSTOMIZE menu appears in the
display.
2 Press the cursor buttons (
or
) to
select the parameter.
For details, see “CUSTOMIZE menu
parameters” below.
3 Turn the jog dial to adjust the selected
parameter.
x SURROUND TRE. XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker treble level)
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the other
x SUR.BACK BASS XXX.X dB
(Surround back speaker bass level)
CUSTOMIZE menu parameters
x SUR.BACK TRE. XXX.X dB
(Surround back speaker treble level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB
steps.
items.
The initial setting is underlined.
x MENU EXPAND (Menu expanding)
Press EQUALIZER. Each press turns the
equalizer on or off. The EQ indicator lights
when the equalizer is on.
• ON
The advanced parameters for the SET UP,
SURROUND, LEVEL, and EQ menus are
displayed and can be adjusted.
For details on each setup items, see pages 21, 43–45
and the following pages.
• OFF
The advanced parameters are not displayed.
For advanced EQ menu adjustments
x dts 96/24DEC.
(DTS 96/24 decoding mode)
To apply equalization
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU
EXPAND” to “ON” to enable advanced
adjustments.
For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page
46.
For details on how to set the items, see page 55.
• AUTO
When a DTS 96/24 signal is input, it is played back
at 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
• OFF
Even when a DTS 96/24 signal is input, it is played
back at 48 kHz sampling frequencies.
Note
This parameter is valid only in the AUTO
DECODING mode (page 34). In other sound fields,
this parameter is always set to “OFF”.
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x 2CH MODE
(2 channel decoding mode)
x SB DECODING
(Surround back decoding mode)
You can use the CUSTOMIZE menu to set the
surround back decoding mode (page 39).
For details on each decoding mode, see page 39.
• AUTO
• MATRIX
• OFF
x MULTI CH 1
(Multi channel 1 assignment)
x MULTI CH 2
(Multi channel 2 assignment)
Initial setting: NONE (no assignment)
Lets you assign the audio signal input to MULTI CH
IN 1 (or 2) jacks to any function except TUNER and
PHONO.
You cannot assign both “MULTI CH 1” and “MULTI
CH 2” to the same function.
x D.POWER (Digital power management)
• AUTO OFF
Lets you turn off the power of the unnecessary
digital circuits automatically when outputting the
analog audio signals using the ANALOG DIRECT
or MULTI CH DIRECT function. You can enjoy
high quality analog audio without the influence of
digital circuits.
• ALWAYS ON
Lets you keep the power of digital circuits on.
Select if you do not like the time lag that occurs
with the “AUTO OFF” setting when digital circuits
are turned on, etc.
• AUTO OFF
Lets you turn off the power of the unnecessary
video circuits automatically. You can enjoy high
quality audio without the influence of video
circuits.
• ALWAYS ON
Lets you keep the power of video circuits on.
Depending on the monitor, noise may be produced
or the picture may be distorted when the power of
the video circuits is turned on. In this case, select
“ALWAYS ON”.
x S.FIELD LINK (Sound field link)
• ON
Lets you apply the last selected sound field to a
function whenever it is selected. For example, if
you select STADIUM for CD/SACD function,
change to a different function and return to CD/
SACD function, STADIUM is automatically
applied again.
• OFF
Sound field link is not activated.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
You can use the CUSTOMIZE menu to set the 2
channel decoding mode (page 38).
You can set this parameter only when NORMAL
SURROUND or AUTO DECODING* is selected. In
the Cinema Studio EX mode, this parameter is always
set to “PRO LOGIC” and cannot be changed.
For details on each decoding mode, see page 38.
* The selected decoding mode is applied only when
the Dolby Digital [Lt/Rt] signal is input.
• PRO LOGIC
• PLII MOVIE
• PLII MUSIC
• Neo: Cinema
• Neo: Music
x V.POWER (Video power management)
x DECODE FORMAT
(Digital audio input decoding mode)
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital signal
input to the DIGITAL IN jacks.
• AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode between
DTS, Dolby Digital, PCM, or MPEG2.
• PCM
Decodes all the input signals as PCM signals. If a
Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG (etc.) signal is input,
no sound is output. When set to “AUTO”, and the
sound from the digital audio jacks (for CD, etc.) is
interrupted when playback starts, set to “PCM”.
x POWER SAVE
(Control A1: Power link)
• ON
The power link function is not activated, but you
can decrease the power consumption of the receiver
during standby mode.
• OFF
Lets you turn on the receiver automatically when
the component connected via CONTROL A1 cords
(page 61) is turned on.
x AUTO FUNCTION
(Control A1: Function link)
• ON
Lets you switch the function of this receiver to the
Sony components connected via CONTROL A1
cords (page 61) automatically when the playback on
the component is started.
• OFF
Function link is not activated.
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Advanced settings (continued)
Advanced SET UP menu
parameters
x T.TONE (Test tone mode)
When “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”, all
of the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
Lets you select the test tone output mode
(page 23).
• NORMAL
Lets you output the test tone from each speaker in
sequence.
• PHASE NOISE
Lets you output the test tone from two adjacent
speakers at a time in sequence.
• PHASE AUDIO
Lets you output the source sound instead of the test
tone from two adjacent speakers at a time in
sequence.
x COLOR SYSTEM
(OSD color system)
(Except for models of area code U, CA)
Lets you select the color system.
• NTSC
• PAL
See page 21 for the SET UP menu adjustments.
Initial settings are underlined.
All SET UP menu parameters
FRONT SP
CENTER SP
SURROUND SP
SURR BACK SP
SUB WOOFER
FRONT XX.X meter*1 *2
CENTER XX.X meter*1 *2
SURROUND XX.X meter*1 *2
x OSD COLOR
(Color of the on-screen display)
SURR BACK XX.X meter*1 *2
Lets you select the color of the on-screen display.
• COLOR
The on-screen display is displayed in color.
• MONOCHROME
The on-screen display is displayed in monochrome.
S.W PHASE*1
x OSD H.POSITION
(OSD horizontal position)
SURR BACK HGT.*1
Initial setting: 4
Lets you adjust the position of the on-screen display
horizontally. You can adjust from 0 to 64.
CENTER SP > XXX Hz*1
x OSD V.POSITION
(OSD vertical position)
Initial setting: 4
Lets you adjust the position of the on-screen display
vertically. You can adjust from 0 to 32.
x COMMAND MODE (Command mode)
Lets you select the command mode of the remote. If
the command mode of the receiver and the remote is
different, operation from the remote is not possible.
• AV1
• AV2
x NAME IN?
(Naming preset stations and functions)
For details, see “Naming preset stations and
functions” on page 56.
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SUB WOOFER XX.X meter*1 *2
DISTANCE UNIT*1 *2
SURR POSI.*1
SURR HEIGHT*1
FRONT SP > XXX Hz*1
SURROUND SP > XXX Hz*1
SURR BACK SP > XXX Hz*1
LFE HIGH CUT > XXX Hz*1
*1 Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set
to “ON”.
*2 Default unit is “feet” for models of area code U,
CA.
Default unit is “meter” for models of other area
codes.
x FRONT XX.X meter
(Front speaker distance)
x CENTER XX.X meter
(Center speaker distance)
Initial setting: 5.0 meter (16 feet)
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the front speakers (A). You can adjust from 1.0
meter to 12.0 meters (3 to 40 feet) in 0.1 meter
(1 foot) steps.
If both front speakers are not placed an equal distance
from your listening position, set the distance to the
closest speaker.
Initial setting: 5.0 meter (16 feet)
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the center speaker. You can adjust from a distance
equal to the front speaker distance (A) to a distance
1.5 meters (5 feet) closer to your listening position
(B) in 0.1 meter (1 foot) steps.
When this range is exceeded, the display blinks. If
you select a setting while the display is blinking, you
will not be able to enjoy full surround effects.
When placing surround speakers to your side
(long room)
x SURROUND XX.X meter
(Surround speaker distance)
B
A
45°
C
C
90°
D
20°
When placing surround speakers behind you
(wide room)
A
45°
C
C
90°
D
20°
x SURR BACK XX.X meter
(Surround back speaker distance)
Initial setting: 5.0 meter (16 feet)
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the surround back speaker. You can adjust from
1.0 meter to 12.0 meters (3 to 40 feet) in 0.1 meter
(1 foot) steps.
B
A
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
A
Initial setting: 5.0 meter (16 feet)
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the surround speakers. You can adjust from a
distance equal to the front speaker distance (A) to a
distance 4.5 meters (15 feet) closer to your listening
position (C) in 0.1 meter (1 foot) steps.
When this range is exceeded, the display blinks. If
you select a setting while the display is blinking, you
will not be able to enjoy full surround effects.
If both surround speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the distance
to the closest speaker.
x SUB WOOFER XX.X meter
(Sub woofer distance)
Initial setting: 5.0 meter (16 feet)
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the sub woofer. You can adjust from 1.0 meter to
12.0 meters (3 to 40 feet) in 0.1 meter (1 foot) steps.
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Advanced settings (continued)
Tip
The receiver lets you to input the speaker position in
terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set
the center speaker further than the front speakers.
Also, the center speaker cannot be set more that
1.5 meters (5 feet) closer than the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set farther
away from the listening position than the front
speakers. And they can be no more than 4.5 meters
(15 feet) closer.
This is because incorrect speaker placement is not
conducive to the enjoyment of surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer
than the actual location of the speakers will cause a
delay in the output of the sound from that speaker. In
other words, the speaker will sound like it is farther
away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance
1–2 meters (3–6 feet) closer than the actual speaker
position will create a fairly realistic sensation of being
“inside” the screen. If you cannot obtain a satisfactory
surround effect because the surround speakers are too
close, setting the surround speaker distance closer
(shorter) than the actual distance will create a larger
sound stage.
Adjusting these parameter while listening to the
sound often results in much better surround sound.
Give it a try!
x S.W PHASE
(Sub woofer phase polarity)
Lets you set the sub woofer phase polarity.
• NORMAL
Normally, select “NORMAL”.
• REVERSE
Depending on the type of front speakers, the
position of the sub woofer, and the cut-off
frequency of the sub woofer, setting the phase
polarity to “REVERSE” (reverse) may produce
better bass. Besides bass reproduction, the richness
and tightness of the overall sound may also be
affected. While listening from the main listening
position, select the setting that best suits your
environment.
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x DISTANCE UNIT (Distance unit)
Lets you select the unit of measure for setting
distances.
• feet (default for models for area code U, CA)
The distance is displayed in feet.
• meter (default for models for other area codes)
The distance is displayed in meters.
x SURR POSI.
(Surround speaker position)*1
Lets you specify the location of your surround
speakers for proper implementation of the surround
effects in the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 35).
90°
A
A
60°
30°
B
C
B
C
20°
• SIDE
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section A.
• MIDDLE
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section B.
• BEHIND
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section C.
Tip
x SURR HEIGHT
(Surround speaker height)*1
x SURR BACK HGT.
(Surround back speaker height)*2
Lets you specify the hight of your surround speakers
and the surround back speakers for proper
implementation of the surround effects of the Cinema
Studio EX modes (page 35).
B
B
60
A
A
30
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
“SURR POSI.” (Surround speaker position) is
designed specifically for implementation of the sound
fields of the Cinema Studio EX modes.
For other sound fields, speaker position is not so
critical. Those sound fields were designed under the
premise that the surround speakers would be located
behind the listening position, but presentation remains
fairly consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
surround effects becomes unclear unless set to
“SIDE”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, like wall reflections, and you may obtain
better results using “BEHIND” or “MIDDLE” if your
speakers are located high above the listening position,
even if they are to the immediate left and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting contrary
to the above explanation, we recommend that you
playback multi channel surround encoded software
and select the setting that provides a good sense of
spaciousness and that best succeeds in forming a
cohesive space between the surround sound from the
surround speakers and the sound of the front
speakers. If you are not sure which sounds best, select
“BEHIND” and then use the speaker distance
parameter and speaker level adjustments to obtain
proper balance.
• LOW
Select if the height of your surround speakers or the
surround back speakers corresponds to section A.
• HIGH
Select if the height of your surround speakers or the
surround back speakers corresponds to section B.
*1 This setup item is not available when
“SURROUND SP” (surround speaker size) is set
to “NO”.
*2 This setup item is not available when “SURR
BACK SP” (surround back speaker size) is set to
“NO”.
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Advanced settings (continued)
Advanced SURROUND menu
parameters
x FRONT SP > XXX Hz
(Front speaker crossover frequency)
When “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”, all
of the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
Initial setting: STD (120 Hz)
Lets you adjust the front speaker bass crossover
frequency when “FRONT SP” (front speaker size) is
set to “SMALL”. You can adjust from 40 Hz to 200
Hz in 10 Hz steps.
x CENTER SP > XXX Hz
(Center speaker crossover frequency)
Initial setting: STD (120 Hz)
Lets you adjust the center speaker bass crossover
frequency when “CENTER SP” (center speaker size)
is set to “SMALL”. You can adjust from 40 Hz to
200 Hz in 10 Hz steps.
x SURROUND SP > XXX Hz
(Surround speaker crossover frequency)
Initial setting: STD (120 Hz)
Lets you adjust the surround speaker bass crossover
frequency when “SURROUND SP” (surround
speaker size) is set to “SMALL”. You can adjust from
40 Hz to 200 Hz in 10 Hz steps.
See page 43 for the SURROUND menu
adjustments.
Initial settings are underlined.
All SURROUND menu parameters
C.WIDTH*
DIMENSION*
PANORAMA MODE*
EFFECT
WALL*
REVERB*
FRONT REVERB*
SCREEN DEPTH*
VIR.SPEAKERS*
x SURR BACK SP > XXX Hz
(Surround back speaker crossover
frequency)
* Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set to
“ON”.
Initial setting: STD (120 Hz)
Lets you adjust the surround back speaker bass
crossover frequency when “SURR BACK SP”
(surround back speaker size) is set to “SMALL”. You
can adjust from 40 Hz to 200 Hz in 10 Hz steps.
x C WIDTH
(Center width control)
x LFE HIGH CUT > XXX Hz
(LFE high cut filter)
Initial setting: STD (120 Hz)
Lets you select the cut off frequency of the LFE
channel high cut filter. Normally, select “STD
(120 Hz)”.
When using a passive sub woofer powered by a
separate power amplifier, it may be better to change
the cut off frequency. In this case, you can adjust
from 40 Hz to 200 Hz in 10 Hz steps.
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Initial setting: (3)
Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro
Logic II Music mode decoding (PLII MUSIC). You
can set this parameter only when “2CH MODE” is set
to “PLII MUSIC” (page 38) and NORMAL
SURROUND is selected.
You can adjust the distribution of the center channel
signal, generated through the Dolby Pro Logic II
decoding, to the L/R speakers.
x DIMENSION
(Dimension control)
Initial setting: midpoint (0)
Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro
Logic II Music mode decoding (PLII MUSIC). You
can set this parameter only when “2CH MODE” is set
to “PLII MUSIC” (page 38) and NORMAL
SURROUND is selected.
You can adjust the difference between the front
channels and the surround channels.
x PANORAMA MODE
(Panorama mode)
Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro
Logic II Music mode decoding (PLII MUSIC). You
can set this parameter only when “2CH MODE” is set
to “PLII MUSIC” (page 38) and NORMAL
SURROUND is selected.
• ON
Lets you enjoy the surround sound by spreading the
sound field of front speakers to the left and right of
the listening position (panorama mode).
• OFF
Panorama mode is not activated.
x FRONT REVERB (Front reverberation)
This parameter is especially for “D.CONCERT
HALL A/B” (page 36).
This parameter lets you adjust the amount of
reverberations to add to the front signals according to
the original reverberations in the source.
• DRY
Select to decrease front reverberations.
• STD
Normally, select “STD”.
• WET
Select to increase front reverberations.
x SCREEN DEPTH (Screen depth)
x WALL (Wall type)
x REVERB (Reverberation)
Initial setting: midpoint (0)
Before sound reaches our ears, it is reflected
(reverberated) many times between he left and right
walls, ceiling, and floor. In a large room, sound takes
more time to bounce from one surface to another than
in a smaller room.
“REVERB” lets you control the spacing of the early
reflections to simulate a sonically longer (L) or
shorter (S) room. You can adjust from S to L in 17
steps. The midpoint (0) designates a standard room
with no adjustment.
Lets you create the sensation that the sound of the
front speakers comes from inside the screen in your
listering room, like theaters.
• OFF
This function is not activated.
• MID
Normally, select “MID”.
• DEEP
Lets you create the sensation that the sound comes
from a very large screen with a greate amount of
screen depth.
x VIR.SPEAKERS (Virtual speakers)
This parameter is especially for the Cinema Studio
EX modes (page 35).
• ON
The virtual speakers are created.
• OFF
The virtual speakers are not created.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Initial setting: midpoint (0)
When sound is reflected off soft material, such as a
curtain, the high frequency elements are reduced. A
hard wall is highly reflective and does not
significantly effect the frequency response of the
reflected sound.
“WALL” lets you control the level of the high
frequencies to alter the sonic character of your
listening environment by simulating a softer (S) or
harder (H) wall. You can adjust from S to H in 17
steps. The center (0) setting designates a neutral wall
made of wood.
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Advanced settings (continued)
x D.RANGE COMP.
(Dynamic range compressor)
All LEVEL menu parameters
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the sound
track. This may be useful when you want to watch
movies at low volumes late at night.
• OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• 0.1–0.9
The dynamic range is compressed in small steps to
achieve the sound you desire.
• STD
The dynamic range is compressed as intended by
the recording engineer.
• MAX
The dynamic range is compressed dramatically.
TEST TONE
Tip
FRONT L__I__R
LFE MIX LEVEL XXX.X dB*
“D.RANGE COMP.” lets you to compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the
dynamic range information included in the Dolby
Digital signal. “STD” is standard compression, but
because many sources have only light compression,
you may not notice much difference when using 0.1–
0.9.
Therefore, we recommend using the “MAX” setting.
This greatly compresses the dynamic range and lets
you view movies late at night at low volumes. Unlike
analog limiters, the levels are predetermined and
provide a very natural compression.
D.RANGE COMP.*
Notes
* Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set to
“ON”.
• Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby
Digital sources only.
• While NIGHT MODE is activated, D.RANGE
COMP. is automatically set to MAX and the setting
cannot be changed.
Advanced LEVEL menu
parameters
When “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”, all
of the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
See page 44 for the LEVEL menu adjustments.
Initial settings are underlined.
CENTER XXX.X dB
SURROUND L XXX.X dB
SURROUND R XXX.X dB
SURR BACK XXX.X dB
S.WOOFER XXX.X dB
MULTI CH 1 SW XXX dB
MULTI CH 2 SW XXX dB
x LFE MIX LEVEL XXX.X dB
(LFE (Low Frequency Effect) mix level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
Lets you attenuate the level of the LFE (Low
Frequency Effect) channel output from the sub
woofer without effecting the level of the bass
frequencies sent to the sub woofer from the front,
center or surround channels via the Dolby Digital or
DTS bass redirection circuitry. You can adjust from
–20 dB to 0 dB (line level) in 0.5 dB steps. “0 dB”
outputs the full LFE signal at the mix level
determined by the recording engineer. When set to
“OFF”, the sound of the LFE channel from the sub
woofer is muted. In this case, the low frequency
sounds of the front, center, or surround speakers are
output from the sub woofer according to the settings
made for each speaker (pages 21–22).
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Advanced EQ menu
parameters
When “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”, all
of the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
See page 45 for the EQ menu adjustments.
Initial settings are underlined.
x FRONT BASS XXX.X Hz
(Front speaker bass frequency)
Initial setting: 250 Hz
You can adjust from 99 Hz to 1.0 kHz in 21 steps.
x FRONT MID XXX.X Hz
(Front speaker midrange frequency)
Initial setting: 1.0 kHz
You can adjust from 198 Hz to 10 kHz in 37 steps.
All EQ menu parameters
x FRONT TREBLE XXX.X Hz
(Front speaker treble frequency)
FRONT BASS XXX.X dB
Initial setting: 2.5 kHz
You can adjust from 1.0 kHz to 10 kHz in 23 steps.
FRONT BASS XXX Hz*
FRONT MID XXX Hz*
FRONT TREBLE XXX.X dB
x CENTER BASS XXX.X Hz
(Center speaker bass frequency)
Initial setting: 250 Hz
You can adjust from 99 Hz to 1.0 kHz in 21 steps.
FRONT TREBLE XXX Hz*
x CENTER MID XXX.X Hz
(Center speaker midrange frequency)
CENTER BASS XXX.X dB
Initial setting: 1.0 kHz
You can adjust from 198 Hz to 10 kHz in 37 steps.
CENTER BASS XXX Hz*
CENTER MID XXX.X dB
CENTER MID XXX Hz*
CENTER TREBLE XXX.X dB
CENTER TREBLE XXX Hz*
SURROUND BASS XXX.X dB
SURROUND BASS XXX Hz*
SURROUND TRE. XXX.X dB
SURROUND TRE. XXX Hz*
SUR.BACK BASS XXX.X dB
SUR.BACK BASS XXX Hz*
SUR.BACK TRE. XXX.X dB
SUR.BACK TRE. XXX Hz*
* Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set to
“ON”.
x CENTER TREBLE XXX.X Hz
(Center speaker treble frequency)
Initial setting: 2.5 kHz
You can adjust from 1.0 kHz to 10 kHz in 23 steps.
x SURROUND BASS XXX.X Hz
(Surround speaker bass frequency)
Initial setting: 250 Hz
You can adjust from 99 Hz to 1.0 kHz in 21 steps.
x SURROUND TRE. XXX.X Hz
(Surround speaker treble frequency)
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
FRONT MID XXX.X dB
Initial setting: 2.5 kHz
You can adjust from 1.0 kHz to 10 kHz in 23 steps.
x SUR.BACK BASS XXX.X Hz
(Surround back speaker bass frequency)
Initial setting: 250 Hz
You can adjust from 99 Hz to 1.0 kHz in 21 steps.
x SUR.BACK TRE. XXX.X Hz
(Surround back speaker treble frequency)
Initial setting: 2.5 kHz
You can adjust from 1.0 kHz to 10 kHz in 23 steps.
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Other Operations
6 Press ENTER.
Naming preset stations
and functions
You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for
preset stations and functions and display it in
the receiver’s display.
1 To index a preset station
Rotate FUNCTION to select TUNER,
then tune in the preset station you want
to create an index name for (page 28).
To index a function
Rotate FUNCTION to select a function
you want to create an index name for.
2 Press CUSTOMIZE.
The CUSTOMIZE menu appears in the
display.
3 Press the cursor button (
) to select
“NAME IN?”.
The preset station name or the function
name flashes.
4 Press ENTER.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character.
5 Create an index name by using the jog
dial and cursor buttons (
or
).
Turn the jog dial to select a character, then
press the cursor button ( ) to move the
cursor to the next position.
Tips
• You can select the character type as follows by
turning the jog dial.
Alphabet (upper case) t Alphabet (lower case)
t Numbers t Symbols
• To enter a blank space, turn the jog dial until a
blank space appears in the display.
• If you made a mistake, press the cursor button
( or ) until the character you want to change
flashes, then turn the jog dial to select the
correct character.
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The entered name is registered.
7 To create index names for other preset
stations and functions, repeat steps 1
to 6.
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off
automatically at a specified time by using the
remote.
For details, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the remote.
Models of area code U, CA
Use the supplied remote RM-PG411.
1 Press ALT.
2 Press SLEEP while the power is on.
(Models of area code U, CA, CEL,
CEK, SP, KR only)
Set the SPEAKERS switch according to the
front speakers you want to drive.
Set to
To select
A
The speakers connected to the FRONT
SPEAKERS A terminals.
B
The speakers connected to the FRONT
SPEAKERS B terminals.
A+B*
The speakers connected to both the
FRONT SPEAKERS A and B
terminals (parallel connection).
The sound field is automatically set to
2CH STEREO.
OFF
No speaker output.
2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 0:30:00 t
OFF
While using Sleep Timer, “SLEEP” lights up in
the display.
Models of other area codes
Use the supplied remote RM-LP211.
Select SLEEP from the RECEIVER menu
repeatedly while the power is on.
Each time you select SLEEP, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 0:30:00 t
OFF
* Be sure to connect front speakers with a nominal
impedance of 8 ohms or higher if you want to select
both sets of front speakers (A+B). In this case, set
the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to “4Ω”.
Other Operations
Each time you select SLEEP, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Selecting the speaker
system
Models of area code E only
Use the SPEAKERS switch to turn the speaker
output OFF or ON.
While using Sleep Timer, “SLEEP” lights up in
the display.
Models of area code SP, KR, E only
You can also use the SLEEP button on the
receiver.
Tip
To check the remaining time before the receiver turns
off, touch or press SLEEP. The remaining time
appears in the display.
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Listening to the sound in another room
(Models of area code U, CA only)
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
IN
U
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
VIDEO 1
IN
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
2ND ROOM OUT
You can select analog audio signals for output
to another room. For details on the connection,
see page 59.
1 On the remote, press 2ND while
adjust the volume of the 2nd room.
The default setting of the volume is –∞ dB
(no sound output).
pressing down USE MODE.
Note
The remote switches to the 2nd room mode.
For details on the supplied remote, refer to
the operating instructions supplied with the
remote.
When this receiver is turned off, the 2nd room output
is also turned off.
2 Turn on the receiver (this receiver) in
the main room.
3 Press ?/1 on the remote.
The 2nd room output is turned on.
4 Turn on the amplifier in the 2nd room.
5 Press one of the function buttons on
the remote (or press 2ND ROOM on this
receiver repeatedly) to select the
source signals you want to output.
(Analog audio signals only)
The sources change cyclically as follows:
SOURCE* t TAPE t MD/DAT t
CD/SACD t TUNER
* The signals of the current function is output.
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6 Press MATER VOL +/– on the remote to
Tips
• Only signals from components connected to the
analog input jacks are output through the 2ND
ROOM OUT jacks. No signals are output from
components connected to only the digital input
jacks.
• When “SOURCE” is selected, the signals input to
the MULTI CH IN jacks are not output from the
2ND ROOM OUT jacks even when MULTI CH
DIRECT is selected. The analog audio signals of
the current function are output.
x 2nd room connections
Main room
2nd room
Speaker
Speaker
2ND
ROOM
OUT
Amplifier/Receiver
Other Operations
Audio components
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Recording
Before you begin, make sure you’ve connected
all components properly.
Recording on an audio tape
or MiniDisc
You can record on a MiniDisc or cassette tape
using the receiver. See the operating
instructions of your cassette deck or MD deck
if you need help.
Recording on a video tape
You can record from a VCR, a TV, or an LD
player using the receiver. You can also add
audio from a variety of audio sources when
editing a video tape. See the operating
instructions of your VCR or LD player if you
need help.
1 Select the program source to be
recorded.
2 Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert the laser disc you want
to record into the LD player.
1 Select the component to be recorded.
2 Prepare the component for playing.
3 Insert a blank video tape into the VCR
For example, insert a CD into the CD
player.
4 Start recording on the recording VCR,
3 Insert a blank tape or MD into the
recording deck and adjust the
recording level, if necessary.
4 Start recording on the recording deck,
then start playback on the playback
component.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a
component connected to the analog TAPE OUT or
MD/DAT OUT jacks. To record a digital audio
signal, connect a digital component to the
DIGITAL MD/DAT OUT jacks.
• Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output
from the TAPE OUT or MD/DAT OUT jacks.
• The analog audio signals of the current function is
output from the REC OUT jacks.
• The signals input to the MULTI CH IN jacks are
not output from the REC OUT jacks even when
MULTI CH DIRECT is selected. The analog audio
signals of the current function are output.
• No signals are output from DIGITAL OUT jacks
(MD/DAT OPTICAL OUT) when ANALOG
DIRECT is selected. The digital circuitry power is
cut off to ensure superior sound quality when
“D.POWER” is set to “AUTO OFF”.
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(VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2) for recording.
then start playing the video tape or
laser disc you want to record.
Tip
You can record the sound from any audio source onto
a video tape while copying from a video tape or laser
disc. Locate the point where you want to start
recording from another audio source, select the
program source, then start playback. The audio from
that source will be recorded onto the audio track of
the video tape instead of the audio from the original
medium. To resume audio recording from the original
medium, select the video source again.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a
component connected to the analog VIDEO 1 OUT
or VIDEO 2 OUT jacks.
• Make sure to make both digital and analog
connections to the TV/SAT and DVD/LD inputs.
Analog recording is not possible if you make only
digital connections.
• Some sources contain copy guards to prevent
recording. In this case, you may not be able to
record from the sources.
• The analog audio signals of the current function is
output from the REC OUT jacks.
• The signals input to the MULTI CH IN jacks are
not output from the REC OUT jacks even when
MULTI CH DIRECT is selected. The analog audio
signals of the current function are output.
CONTROL A1 /S-LINK* control system
CONTROL (STATUS) IN/OUT *
DIGITAL
ANTENNA
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD/LD
OPTICAL
IN
CTRL S
STATUS IN
CTRL S
IN
CTRL S
OUT
Y
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AM
CTRL S
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
PB/CB
/B-Y
TV/SAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
IN
MD/DAT
OPTICAL
OUT
PR/CR
/R-Y
U
MONITOR
CONTROL
A1
DVD/LD
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
L
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
L
R
DVD/LD
COAXIAL
IN
R
SURROUND
VARIABLE
TV/SAT DVD/LD
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
L
U
IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
IN
VIDEO 1
OUT
2ND
ROOM
L
Other Operations
FRONT SURROUND CENTER
MONITOR OUT TV/SAT
IN
OUT
IN
+
SIGNAL
GND
–
R
R
MULTI CH IN 2
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN 1
SURROUND
BACK
SUB
WOOFER
PHONO CD/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
SPEA
IMPEDANCE
CONTROL A1
* Models of area code U, CA only.
Using the CONTROL A1
system
Getting Started
This section explains the basic functions
of the CONTROL A1 Control System.
Certain components have special
functions, like “CD Synchro Dubbing” on
cassette decks, that require CONTROL
A1 connections. For detailed information
regarding specific operations, be sure to
also refer to the Operating Instructions
supplied with your component(s).
The CONTROL A1 Control System was
designed to simplify the operation of audio
systems composed of separate Sony
components. CONTROL A1 connections
provide a path for the transmission of control
signals which enable automatic operation and
control features usually associated with
integrated systems.
Currently, CONTROL A1 connections
between a Sony CD player, amplifier
(receiver), MD deck and cassette deck provide
automatic function selection and synchronized
recording.
In the future, the CONTROL A1 connection
will work as a multifunction bus allowing you
to control various functions for each
component.
Notes
• The CONTROL A1 Control System is designed to
maintain upward compatibility as the Control
System is upgraded to handle new functions. In this
case, however, older components will not be
compatible with the new functions.
• Do not operate a 2 way remote control unit when
the CONTROL A1 jacks are connected via a PC
interface kit to a personal computer running “MD
Editor” or similar application. Also, do not operate
the connected component in a manner contrary to
the functions of the application, as this may cause
the application to operate incorrectly.
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CONTROL A1 /S-LINK control
system (continued)
CONTROL A1
compatibility
and CONTROL A1
The CONTROL A1 control system has been
updated to the CONTROL A1 which is the
standard system in the Sony 300 disc CD changer
and other recent Sony components. Components
with CONTROL A1 jacks are compatible with
components with CONTROL A1 , and can be
connected to each other. Basically, the majority of
the functions available with the CONTROL A1
control system will be available with the
CONTROL A1 control system.
However, when making connections between
components with CONTROL A1 jacks and
components with CONTROL A1 jacks, the
number of functions that can be controlled may be
limited depending on the component. For detailed
information, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the component(s).
CONTROL A1
hookup
• If you have a CONTROL A1 compatible
Sony CD player, Super Audio CD player,
tape deck, or MD deck
Use a CONTROL A1 cord (mini jack) to
connect the CONTROL A1 jack on the CD
player, Super Audio CD player, tape deck, or
MD deck to the CONTROL A1 jack on the
receiver. See page 61 and the operating
instructions supplied with your CD player,
Super Audio CD player, tape deck, or MD
deck for details.
Note
If you make CONTROL A1 connections from
the receiver to an MD deck that is also connected
to a computer, do not operate the receiver while
using the “Sony MD Editor” software. This may
cause a malfunction.
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• If you have a Sony CD changer with a
COMMAND MODE selector
If your CD changer’s COMMAND MODE
selector can be set to CD 1, CD 2, or CD 3,
be sure to set the command mode to “CD 1”
and connect the changer to the CD jacks on
the receiver.
If, however, you have a Sony CD changer
with VIDEO OUT jacks, set the command
mode to “CD 2” and connect the changer to
the VIDEO 2 jacks on the receiver.
Connections
Connect monaural (2P) mini-plug cords in
series to the CONTROL A1 jacks on the
back of each component. You can connect up
to 10 CONTROL A1 compatible components
in any order. However, you can connect only
one of each type of component (i.e., 1 CD
player, 1 MD deck, 1 tape deck and 1 receiver).
(You may be able to connect more than one CD
player or MD deck, depending on the model.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the respective component for details.)
Example
Amplifier
CD
MD
(Receiver) player deck
Tape
deck
Other
component
In the CONTROL A1 control system, the
control signals flow both ways, so there is no
distinction of IN and OUT jacks. If a
component has more than one CONTROL
A1 jack, you can use either one, or connect
different components to each jack.
Jacks and connection examples
Basic Functions
The CONTROL A1 functions will operate as
long as the component you want to operate is
turned on, even if all of the other connected
components are not turned on.
CONTROL A1
x Automatic function selection
CONTROL A1
CD player
MD deck
On CONTROL A1 jacks and connections
About the connecting cord
Some CONTROL A1 compatible components are
supplied with a connecting cord as an accessory. In
this case, use the connecting cord for your
connection.
When using a commercially available cord, use a
monaural (2P) mini-plug cord less than
2 meters long, with no resistance.
Notes
Other Operations
It is possible to make connections between
CONTROL A1 and CONTROL A1 jacks. For
details regarding particular connections or set up
options, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the component(s).
When you connect a CONTROL A1
compatible Sony amplifier (or receiver) to
other Sony components using monaural miniplug cords, the function selector on the
amplifier (or receiver) automatically switches
to the correct input when you press the play
button on one of the connected components.
• You must connect a CONTROL A1 compatible
amplifier (receiver) using a monaural mini-plug
cord in order to take advantage of the automatic
function selection feature.
• This function only works when the components are
connected to the amplifier (or receiver) inputs
according to the names on the function buttons.
Certain receivers allow you to switch the names of
the function buttons. In this case, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the receiver.
• When recording, do not play any components other
than the recording source. It will cause the
automatic function selection to operate.
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CONTROL A1 /S-LINK control
system (continued)
x Synchronized recording
This function lets you conduct synchronized
recording between the selected source and
recorder components.
1 Set the function selector on the amplifier
(or receiver) to the source component.
2 Set the source component to pause mode
(make sure both the N and X indicators
light together).
3 Set the recorder component to the RECPAUSE mode.
4 Press PAUSE on the recorder component.
The source component is released from the
pause mode, and recording begins shortly
thereafter.
When playback ends from the source
component, recording stops.
Notes
• Do not set more than one component to the pause
mode.
• Certain recorder components may be equipped with
a special synchronized recording function that uses
the CONTROL A1 Control System, like “CD
Synchro Dubbing”. In this case, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the recorder
component.
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Using S-LINK CONTROL S
system
(Models of area code U, CA only)
If you have a S-LINK CONTROL Scompatible Sony TV, satellite tuner, monitor,
DVD player or VCR, use an audio/video/
control S connecting cord (supplied) or a
control S connecting cord (supplied) to connect
the CTRL S (STATUS) IN (for TV, satellite
tuner, or monitor) or OUT (for VCR, etc.) jack
on the receiver to the appropriate S-LINK jack
on the respective component. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with your TV,
satellite tuner, monitor, VCR, etc., for details.
The following illustration is an example of
S-LINK CONTROL S hookups between the
receiver, a TV, a VCR, and a DVD player.
When your TV is connected to the receiver as
shown below, the TV input mode will change
to video input whenever you turn on the
receiver. When you connect the receiver as
shown below, input mode of the receiver
changes to VIDEO 1 or DVD/LD whenever
you play your VCR or DVD.
The following connections also change the
input mode of the receiver to TV whenever you
operate your TV.
TV
S-LINK
OUT
IN
AUDIO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
*1
Receiver
*2
*1
MONITOR TV/SAT DVD/LD
STATUS IN
IN
VIDEO 2
OUT
VIDEO 1
OUT
CONTROL S
S2 VIDEO S2 VIDEO S2 VIDEO
IN
IN
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
IN
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
S2 VIDEO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
AUDIO
OUT
VCR 1
IN
*4
AUDIO
IN
OUTPUT
S-LINK
VIDEO
OUT
IN
AUDIO
OUT
*3
DVD
player
*4
OUTPUT
S-LINK
VIDEO
OUT
IN
AUDIO
OUT
Other Operations
*3
*1 Audio/video/control S cord (supplied).
Pull the video cord away from the supplied audio/
video/control S cord.
*2 Control S cord (supplied).
*3 Audio/video cord (not supplied).
*4 Control S cord (not supplied).
Use a monaural (2P) mini-plug cord less than 2
meters long.
Note
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your
TV for details regarding the operations you can
control from your TV.
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Additional Information
Precautions
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
On power sources
• Before operating the unit, check that the operating
voltage is identical with your local power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the receiver itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a long
time, be sure to disconnect the receiver from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord,
grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.
• (Models of area code U, CA only)
One blade of the plug is wider than the other for the
purpose of safety and will fit into the wall outlet
only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the unit heats up during operation, this is
not a malfunction. If you continuously use this unit at
a large volume, the cabinet temperature of the top,
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid burning
yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and prolong the
life of the receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet that
might block the ventilation holes and cause
malfunctions.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn
off and unplug the receiver.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any question or problem concerning your
receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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There is no sound no matter which component
is selected.
• Check that both the receiver and all components
are turned on.
• Check that the MASTER VOLUME control is
not set at –∞ dB.
• Check that the SPEAKERS switch is not set to
OFF (page 57).
• Check that all speaker cords are connected
correctly.
• Press MUTING to cancel the muting function.
“Not PCM” appears in the display and no sound
is heard.
• Set “DECODE FORMAT” to “AUTO” in the
CUSTOMIZE menu (page 47).
There is no sound from a specific component.
• Check that the component is connected correctly
to the audio input jacks for that component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is
(are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component.
There is no sound from one of the front
speakers.
• Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES
jack to verify that sound is output from the
headphones.
If only one channel is output from the
headphones, the component may not be
connected to the receiver correctly. Check that
all the cords are fully inserted into the jacks on
both the receiver and the component.
If both channels are output from the headphones,
the front speaker may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check the connection of the
front speaker which is not outputting any sound.
There is no sound or only a very low-level sound
is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component on the receiver.
• Check that the SPEAKERS selector is not set to
OFF (page 57).
• Check that the headphones are not connected.
• Press MUTING to cancel the muting function.
• The protective device on the receiver has been
activated because of a short circuit. Turn off the
receiver, eliminate the short-circuit problem and
turn on the power again.
• When only a very low-level sound is heard,
check to see if NIGHT MODE is activated (page
38).
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
• Check that the connecting cords are away from a
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away
from a TV set or fluorescent light.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
• Make sure you have grounded U SIGNAL GND
terminal (only when a turntable is connected).
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
There is no sound from the center speaker.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
MODE +/–).
• Select the CINEMA STUDIO EX mode (page
35).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 44).
• Make sure the center speaker size parameter is
set to either “SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 21).
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
MODE +/–).
• Select the CINEMA STUDIO EX mode (page
35).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 44).
• Make sure the surround/surround back speaker
size parameter is set to either “SMALL” or
“LARGE” (page 22).
The surround effect cannot be obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
MODE +/–).
• Sound fields do not function for the signals with
a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
• When the INPUT MODE is set to “AUTO
MULTI CH 1 or 2” and no digital signal is input,
or INPUT MODE is set to “MULTI CH 1 or 2
FIXED”, you cannot change the sound field
(page 42).
Additional Information
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust balance parameters in the LEVEL menu.
There is no sound or only a very low-level sound
is heard from the surround/surround back
speakers.
Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel sound is not
reproduced.
• Check that the playing DVD, etc. is recorded in
Dolby Digital or DTS format.
• When connecting the DVD player, etc. to the
digital input jacks of this receiver, check the
audio setting (settings for the audio output) of the
connected component.
Recording cannot be done.
• Check that the components are connected
correctly.
• Select the source component with FUNCTION
control.
• When recording from a digital component, make
sure the INPUT MODE is set to ANALOG 2CH
FIXED (page 42) before recording with a
component connected to the analog MD/DAT or
TAPE terminals.
• When recording from a digital component, make
sure the INPUT MODE is set to COAXIAL
FIXED or OPTICAL FIXED (page 42) before
recording with the component connected to the
DIGITAL MD/DAT OUT terminals.
• Set “D.POWER” to “ALWAYS ON” when
ANALOG DIRECT is selected, for the digital
audio signal is not output in “AUTO OFF”
setting.
continued
67GB
Troubleshooting (continued)
To connect an LD player via an RF demodulator
• Connect the LD player to the RF demodulator,
then connect the RF demodulator’s optical or
coaxial digital output to the receiver’s DVD/LD
OPTICAL IN or COAXIAL jack. When making
this connection, be sure to set INPUT MODE
manually (page 42). The receiver may not
operate correctly if INPUT MODE is set to
AUTO 2CH.
For details on DOLBY DIGITAL RF hookups,
see the operating instructions supplied with your
RF demodulator.
The FM reception is poor.
• Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to
connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna as
shown below. If you connect the receiver to an
outdoor antenna, ground it against lightning. To
prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the
ground wire to a gas pipe.
Outdoor FM antenna
Receiver
ANTENNA
AM
U
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
Ground wire
(not supplied)
To ground
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas are connected securely.
Adjust the antennas and connect an external
antenna if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too weak
(when tuning in with automatic tuning). Use
direct tuning.
• Make sure you set the tuning interval correctly
(when tuning in AM stations with direct tuning).
• No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the stations
(page 27).
• Press DISPLAY so that the frequency appears in
the display.
68GB
RDS does not work.*
• Make sure that you’re tuned to an FM RDS
station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
The RDS information that you want does not
appear.*
• Contact the radio station and find out whether or
not they actually provide the service in question.
If so, the service may be temporarily out of
order.
There is no picture or an unclear picture appears
on the TV screen or monitor.
• Select the appropriate function on the receiver.
• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor
on the
receiver.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between the
remote and the receiver.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with new
ones, if they are weak.
• If the receiver’s COMMAND MODE and the
remote’s COMMAND MODE do not match,
transmission is not possible between the remote
and the receiver (page 48).
• Make sure you select the correct function on the
remote.
• When you operate a programmed non-Sony
component, the remote may not function
properly depending on the model and the make
of the component.
Reference sections for clearing the
memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 20
Customized sound fields
page 45
* Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
(Models of area code U only)
With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from
20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than
0.09 % total harmonic distortion from
250 milliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section
Reference Power Output
(8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
FRONT1):100 W + 100 W
CENTER1): 100 W
SURR1): 100 W + 100 W
SURR BACK1): 100 W
(4 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
FRONT:1) 80 W + 80 W
CENTER1): 80 W
SURR1): 80 W + 80 W
SURR BACK1): 80 W
1) Depending on the sound field settings and the
source, there may be no sound output.
2) Measured under the following conditions:
Area code
Power requirements
E
240 V AC, 50 Hz
SP, CEL, CEK, KR
230 V AC, 50 Hz
continued
Additional Information
POWER OUTPUT
Models of area code U, CA
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
100 W + 100 W
(4 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
80 W + 80 W
Reference Power Output2)
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
FRONT1): 100 W + 100 W
CENTER1): 100 W
SURR1): 100 W + 100 W
SURR BACK1): 100 W
(4 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
FRONT1): 90 W + 90 W
CENTER1): 90 W
SURR1): 90 W + 90 W
SURR BACK1): 90 W
(8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
FRONT1): 90 W + 90 W
CENTER1): 90 W
SURR1): 90 W + 90 W
SURR BACK1): 90 W
(4 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
FRONT1): 80 W + 80 W
CENTER1): 80 W
SURR1): 80 W + 80 W
SURR BACK1): 80 W
Models of other area code
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
100 W + 100 W2)
(4 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
90 W + 90 W2)
69GB
Specifications (continued)
Frequency response
PHONO
CD/SACD, TAPE,
MD/DAT, TV/SAT,
DVD/LD, VIDEO 1, 2,
3
Inputs (Analog)
PHONO
MULTI CH IN 1, 2,
CD/SACD, TAPE,
MD/DAT, DVD/LD,
TV/SAT, VIDEO 1, 2,
3
RIAA equalization curve
±0.5 dB
10 Hz – 100 kHz
+0.5/–2 dB (when
ANALOG DIRECT is
selected)
Sensitivity: 2.5 mV
Impedance: 50 kilohms
S/N3): 86 dB (A, 2.5 mV4))
Sensitivity: 150 mV
Impedance: 50 kilohms
S/N3): 96 dB
(A, 150 mV4))
3) INPUT SHORT.
4) Weighted network, input level.
Inputs (Digital)
DVD/LD (Coaxial)
DVD/LD, TV/SAT,
MD/DAT, VIDEO3
(Optical)
Outputs
TAPE, MD/DAT
(REC OUT), VIDEO
1, 2 (AUDIO OUT)
FRONT L/R,
CENTER,
SURROUND L/R,
SURROUND BACK,
SUB WOOFER
Impedance: 75 ohms
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Voltage: 150 mV
Impedance: 2.2 kilohms
Voltage: 2 V
Impedance: 1 kilohms
EQ
BASS:
99 Hz~1.0 kHz
MID (FRONT L/R, CENTER only):
198 Hz~10 kHz
TREBLE:
1.0 kHz~10 kHz
Gain levels:
±10 dB, 0.5 dB step
70GB
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Sensitivity
Mono:
Stereo:
18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/75 ohms
38.3 dBf, 22.5 µV/75 ohms
Usable sensitivity
11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono:
Stereo:
76 dB
70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono:
0.3%
Stereo:
0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 Hz – 15 kHz,
+0.5/–2 dB
Selectivity
60 dB at 400 kHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Models of area code U, CA
With 10-kHz tuning scale: 530 – 1,710 kHz5)
With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1,710 kHz5)
Models of area code E
With 10-kHz tuning scale: 530 – 1,610 kHz5)
With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1,602 kHz5)
Models of area code SP, CEL, CEK, KR
With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1,602 kHz
Antenna
Loop antenna
Usable sensitivity
50 dB/m (at 1,000 kHz or
999 kHz)
S/N
54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
Harmonic distortion
0.5 % (50 mV/m,
400 Hz)
Selectivity
At 9 kHz:
At 10 kHz:
35 dB
40 dB
5) You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or
10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off
the receiver. Hold down TUNING + and press
?/1. All preset stations will be erased when you
change the tuning scale. To reset the scale to
10 kHz (or 9 kHz), repeat the procedure.
Video section
Inputs/Outputs
Video:
S-video:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO
(Except for models of area code CEL, CEK):
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
General
Supplied accessories
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Models of area code U, CA;
Audio/video/control S cord (1)
Control S cord (mini jack) (1)
Remote commander RM-PG411 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Models of other area codes;
Remote commander RM-LP211 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (3)
For details on the area code of the component you
are using, see page 3.
Power requirements
Area code
Power requirements
U, CA
120 V AC, 60 Hz
CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
SP
220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
E
120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
KR
220 – 230 V AC, 60 Hz
Area code
Power consumption
U
290 W
CA
340 VA
CEL, CEK
300 W
SP, E, KR
300 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
0.8 W (when “POWER SAVE” in the CUSTOMIZE
menu is set to “OFF”)/0.5 W (“ON”)
Additional Information
Power consumption
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
AC outlets
Area code
AC outlets
U, CA
2 switched, 120 W/1A MAX
SP, CEL, CEK
1 switched, 100 W MAX
E
2 switched, 100 W MAX
Dimensions
430 × 161 × 400 mm
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
13.3 kg
71GB
N
Index
Naming 56
A, B
O
Adjusting
brightness of the display
31
CUSTOMIZE parameters
46, 56
EQ parameters 45, 55
LEVEL parameter 44, 54
speaker volumes 23
SET UP parameters 21, 48
SURROUND parameters
43, 52
Automatic tuning 25
C
Changing
display 31
effect level 43
Clearing receiver’s memory 20
Crossover frequency 52
CUSTOMIZE menu 46, 56
D
Digital Cinema Sound 35
Direct tuning 26
Dubbing. See Recording
E, F, G, H
Editing. See Recording
Effect level 43
EQ menu 45, 55
I, J, K
Indexing. See Naming
L, M
Labeling. See Naming
LEVEL menu 44, 54
Sony Corporation
72GB
OSD 48
P, Q
Preset stations
how to preset 27
how to tune 28
R
RDS 29
Recording
on an audio tape or MD 60
on a video tape 60
S
Scanning
preset stations. See Preset
tuning
radio stations. See
Automatic tuning
Selecting
component 24
front speaker system 57
sound field 35–37
SET UP menu 21, 48
Sleep timer 57
Sound field
customizing 43
pre-programmed 35–37
resetting 45
selecting 35–37
Speakers
adjusting speaker volume
23
connection 19
impedance 18
placement 18
Supplied accessories 71
SURROUND menu 43, 52
Printed in Malaysia
T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Test tone 23
Tuning
automatically 25
directly 26
preset stations 27