Denon AVR-2801 Stereo Receiver User Manual

AV SURROUND RECEIVER
RÉCEPTEUR AUDIO-VIDÉO
AVR-2801/981
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MODE D’EMPLOI
FOR ENGLISH READERS
POUR LES LECTEURS FRANCAIS
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2 We greatly appreciate your purchase of the AVR-2801/981.
2 To be sure you take maximum advantage of all the features the AVR-2801/981 has to offer, read these instructions
carefully and use the set properly. Be sure to keep this manual for future reference should any questions or
problems arise.
2 Nous vous remercions de l’achat de l’AVR-2801/981.
2 Pour être sûr de profiter au maximum de toutes les caractéristiques qu’a à offrir l’AVR-2801/981, lire avec soin ces
instructions et bien utiliser l’appareil. Toujours conserver ce mode d’emploi pour s’y référer ultérieurement en cas
de question ou de problème.
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FRANCAIS
2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• FOR CANADA MODEL ONLY
CAUTION
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG
TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
• POUR LES MODELE CANADIEN UNIQUEMENT
CAUTION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTERODUIRE LA
LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’ AU
FOND.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
“SERIAL NO.
PLEASE RECORD UNIT SERIAL NUMBER ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF THE
CABINET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE”
“NO. DE SERIE
PRIERE DE NOTER LE NUMERO DE SERIE DE L’APPAREIL INSCRIT A L’ARRIERE
DU COFFRET DE FAÇON A POUVOIR LE CONSULTER EN CAS DE PROBLEME.”
2 NOTE ON USE / OBSERVATIONS RELATIVES A L’UTILISATION
• Avoid high temperatures.
Allow for sufficient heat dispersion when
installed on a rack.
• Eviter des températures élevées
Tenir compte d’une dispersion de chaleur
suffisante lors de l’installation sur une étagère.
• Keep the set free from moisture, water, and
dust.
• Protéger l’appareil contre l’humidité, l’eau et
lapoussière.
• Unplug the power cord when not using the set
for long periods of time.
• Débrancher le cordon d’alimentation lorsque
l’appareil n’est pas utilisé pendant de longues
périodes.
• Do not let foreign objects in the set.
• Ne pas laisser des objets étrangers dans
l’appareil.
• Do not let insecticides, benzene, and thinner
come in contact with the set.
• Ne pas mettre en contact des insecticides, du
benzène et un diluant avec l’appareil.
• Handle the power cord carefully.
Hold the plug when unplugging the cord.
• Manipuler le cordon d’alimentation avec
précaution.
Tenir la prise lors du débranchement du cordon.
* (For sets with ventilation holes)
• Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
• Ne pas obstruer les trous d’aération.
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• Never disassemble or modify the set in any
way.
• Ne jamais démonter ou modifier l’appareil
d’une manière ou d’une autre.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
12.
Power-Cord Protection – Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the appliance.
Heed Warnings – All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
14.
Cleaning – The appliance should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
4.
Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
15.
Power Lines – An outdoor antenna should be located away
from power lines.
5.
Water and Moisture – The appliance should not be used
near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, and the like.
16.
6.
Carts and Stands – The appliance should be used only with
a cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.
6A.
An appliance and cart
combination should be
moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven
surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna is
connected to the receiver, be sure the antenna system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage
surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
See Figure A.
17.
Nonuse Periods – The power cord of the appliance should
be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long
period of time.
1.
Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
2.
Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3.
7.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The appliance should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
18.
Object and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through openings.
8.
Ventilation – The appliance should be situated so that its
location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be
situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may
block the ventilation openings; or, placed in a built-in
installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede
the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
19.
9.
Heat – The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Damage Requiring Service – The appliance should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the
appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
10.
Power Sources – The appliance should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
20.
11.
Grounding or Polarization – Precautions should be taken so
that the grounding or polarization means of an appliance is
not defeated.
Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the
appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
FIGURE A
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING
AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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2 INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the DENON AVR-2801/981 Digital Surround A / V receiver. This remarkable component has been engineered to provide
superb surround sound listening with AV theater sources such as DVD, as well as providing outstanding high fidelity reproduction of your favorite
music sources.
As this product is provided with an immense array of features, we recommend that before you begin hookup and operation that you review the
contents of this manual before proceeding.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Before Using ……………………………………………………………………4
Cautions on Installation
Cautions on Handling
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Features …………………………………………………………………………5
Connections …………………………………………………………………6~11
Part Names and Functions ………………………………………………12, 13
Setting up the system ……………………………………………………14~22
Remote Control Unit ………………………………………………………23~31
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⁄4
⁄5
⁄6
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Operation …………………………………………………………………31~35
Surround ……………………………………………………………………36~39
DSP Surround Simulation…………………………………………………40~44
Listening to the Radio
…………………………………………………45~47
Last Function Memory ………………………………………………………47
Initialization of the Microprocessor …………………………………………47
Troubleshooting…………………………………………………………………48
Additional Information ……………………………………………………49~52
Specifications …………………………………………………………………53
2 ACCESSORIES
Check that the following parts are included in addition to the main unit:
q Operating instructions…..1
t R6P/AA batteries….....….2
w Warranty ( for North America model only )………...........1
y AM loop antenna…...............1 u FM indoor antenna…1
e Service station list…….....1
i FM antenna adaptor….....1
r Remote control unit
(RC-881)............…......1
1 BEFORE USING
Pay attention to the following before using this unit:
• Moving the set
To prevent short circuits or damaged wires in the connection cords,
always unplug the power cord and disconnect the connection cords
between all other audio components when moving the set.
• Before turning the power switch on
Check once again that all connections are proper and that there are
not problems with the connection cords. Always set the power
switch to the standby position before connecting and disconnecting
connection cords.
• Store this instructions in a safe place.
After reading, store this instructions along with the warranty in a
safe place.
• Note that the illustrations in this instructions may differ from
the actual set for explanation purposes.
2 CAUTIONS ON INSTALLATION
Noise or disturbance of the picture may be generated if this unit or
any other electronic equipment using microprocessors is used near a
tuner or TV.
If this happens, take the following steps:
• Install this unit as far as possible from the tuner or TV.
• Set the antenna wires from the tuner or TV away from this unit’s
power cord and input/output connection cords.
• Noise or disturbance tends to occur particularly when using indoor
antennas or 300 Ω/ohms feeder wires. We recommend using
outdoor antennas and 75 Ω/ohms coaxial cables.
For heat dispersal, leave at least 10 cm of space between the top,
back and sides of this unit and the wall or other components.
4
10 cm or more
10 cm or more
Wall
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3 CAUTIONS ON HANDLING
• Switching the input function when input jacks are not
connected
A clicking noise may be produced if the input function is switched
when nothing is connected to the input jacks. If this happens, either
turn down the MASTER VOLUME control or connect components
to the input jacks.
• Whenever the power switch is in the STANDBY state, the
apparatus is still connected on AC line voltage.
Please be sure to unplug the cord when you leave home for,
say, a vacation.
• Muting of PRE OUT jacks, HEADPHONE jack and SPEAKER
terminals
The PRE OUT jacks, HEADPHONE jacks and SPEAKER terminals
include a muting circuit. Because of this, the output signals are
greatly reduced for several seconds after the power switch is
turned on or input function, surround mode or any other-set-up is
changed. If the volume is turned up during this time, the output will
be very high after the muting circuit stops functioning. Always wait
until the muting circuit turns off before adjusting the volume.
4 FEATURES
1. Dolby Digital
Using advanced digital processing algorithms, Dolby Digital
provides up to 5.1 channels of wide-range, high fidelity surround
sound. Dolby Digital is the default digital audio delivery system for
North American DVD and DTV.
3. 24 bit D/A Conversion
All six channels, including the five main channels and the low
frequency effects (LFE) channel benefit from reference, for
optimum high fidelity reproduction of music and movie
soundtracks.
2. DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
DTS provides up to 5.1 channels of wide-range, high fidelity
surround sound, from sources such as laser disc, DVD and
specially-encoded music discs.
4. Video Select Function
Allow you to watch one source (visual) while listening to another
source (audio).
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5 CONNECTIONS
• Note that binding pin plug cords together with AC cords or placing them
near a power transformer will result in generating hum or other noise.
• Noise or humming may be generated if a connected audio equipment is
used independently without turning the power of this unit on. If this
happens, turn on the power of the this unit.
• Do not plug in the AC cord until all connections have been completed.
• Be sure to connect the left and right channels properly (left with left, right
with right).
• Insert the plugs securely. Incomplete connections will result in the
generation of noise.
• Use the AC OUTLETS for audio equipment only. Do not use them for
hair driers, etc.
Connecting the audio components
Connecting the AC OUTLTETS
• When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other
components.
The power to these outlets is turned on and off when the power is switched
between on and standby from the remote control unit or power switch.
OUTPUT
R
L
CD player
Connecting a CD player
Connect the CD player’s analog output
jacks (ANALOG OUTPUT) to this unit’s
CD jacks using pin plug cords.
DIGITAL AUDIO
R
AC OUTLETS
• SWITCHED
(total capacity – 120 W (1 A.))
The power to these outlets is turned on and off in conjunction with
the POWER operation switch on the main unit, and when the power
is switched between on and standby from the remote control unit.
No power is supplied from these outlets when this unit’s power is at
standby. Never connect equipment whose total capacity is above
120 W (1 A.).
NOTE:
Only use the AC OUTLETS for audio equipment. Never use them for
hair driers, TVs or other electrical appliances.
L
Connecting a turntable
Connect the turntable’s output cord to the
AVR-2801/981’s PHONO jacks, the L (left)
plug to the L jack, the R (right) plug to the
right jack.
NOTE:
This unit cannot be used with MC
cartridges directly. Use a separate head
amplifier or step-up transformer.
Connecting the pre-out jacks
Use these jacks if you wish to connect external power
amplifier(s) to increase the power of the front, center and
surround channels, or for connection to powered loudspeakers.
Connect the internal amplifier‘s subwoofer to the subwoofer
terminal. (Refer to page 11.)
If humming or other noise is generated
when the ground wire is connected,
disconnect the ground wire.
SWITCHED
TOTAL 120W(1A.)MAX.
AC 120V 60HZ
AC OUTLETS
Turntable
(MM cartridge)
ANTENNA
EXT. IN
R
L
IN
DVD
FL
FR
LOOP
ANT.
AM
L
Ground
wire
R
SW
C
VDP
SR
SL
TV/
DBS
R
FM
COAX.
75
L
R
R
VCR-1
L
R
CENTER
L
L
VCR-2/
V.AUX
CD
SIGNAL
GND
SUB
SURROUND WOOFER FRONT
PRE OUT
FRONT
L
R
CDR/
TAPE
PHONO
SURROUND
R
CENTER
L
R
B
FRONT
L
R
A
L
IN
OPT.-1
VCR-1
VCR-2/
V.AUX
OPT.-2
COAXIAL
CDR/
TAPE
OPT.-3
R
DIGITAL
L
RAUDIO L
OUT
MONITOR
C-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
Power supply cord
MD recorder, DAT deck or other component
equipped with digital output jacks
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
OUTPUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO
OPTICAL COAXIAL
OUTPUT
CD player or other
component equipped
with digital output jacks
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
Tape deck or CD recorder
INPUT
Connecting the DIGITAL jacks
Use these for connections to audio equipment with digital output. Refer to page
20, 21 for instructions on setting this terminal.
NOTES:
• Use 75 Ω/ohms cable pin cords for coaxial connections.
• Use optical cables for optical connections, removing the cap before
connecting.
6
Route the connection cords, etc., in such a way that they do not obstruct
the ventilation holes.
OUTPUT
Connecting a tape deck
Connections for recording:
Connect the tape deck’s recording input jacks (LINE IN or REC) to this
unit’s tape recording (CDR/TAPE OUT) jacks using pin plug cords.
Connections for playback:
Connect the tape deck’s playback output jacks (LINE OUT or PB) to this
unit’s tape playback (CDR/TAPE IN) jacks using pin plug cords.
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Connecting video components
• To connect the video signal, connect using a 75 Ω/ohms video signal cable cord. Using an improper cable can result in a drop in video quality.
• When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other components.
TV or DBS tuner
AUDIO
R
R
OUT
L
Connecting a TV/DBS tuner
TV/DBS
• Connect the TV’s or DBS tuner’s video output jack (VIDEO OUTPUT) to the VIDEO
(yellow) TV/DBS IN jack using a 75 Ω/ohms video coaxial pin plug cord.
• Connect the TV’s or DBS tuner’s audio output jacks (AUDIO OUTPUT) to the AUDIO
TV/DBS IN jacks using pin plug cords.
VIDEO
OUT
L
AUDIO
R
OUT
L
VIDEO
OUT
DVD player or video disc player (VDP)
L
R
Connecting a DVD player or a video disc player (VDP)
VDP
• Connect the video disc player’s video output jack (VIDEO OUTPUT) to the VIDEO (yellow)
VDP/DVD IN jack using a 75 Ω/ohms video coaxial pin plug cord.
• Connect the video disc player’s analog audio output jacks (ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT) to the
AUDIO VDP/DVD IN jacks using pin plug cords.
• A DVD player can be connected to the DVD jacks in the same way.
• It is also possible to connect a video disc player, DVD player, video camcorder, game machine,
etc., to the VCR-2/V.AUX jacks.
ANTENNA
9kHz
10kHz
LOOP
ANT.
AM
EXT. IN
L IN
R
VIDEO
IN
MONITOR OUT
• Connect the TV’s video
input jack (VIDEO INPUT)
to the VIDEO MONITOR
OUT jack using a 75
Ω/ohms video coaxial pin
plug cord. (See pages 21.)
IN
DVD
DVD
FL
FR
Monitor TV
R
SW
L
R
SR
C
VDP
SL
TV/
DBS
CENTER
L
L
L
R
R
VCR-1
FM
COAX.
75
RL
R
VCR-2/
V.AUX
L
CD
SIGNAL
GND
R
PHONO
R
CDR/
TAPE
L
L
IN
OPT.-1
R
CENTER
L
SUB
SURROUND WOOFER FRONT
PRE OUT
FRONT
R
B
FRONT
L
R
A
L
VCR-1
R
VCR-2/
V.AUX
L
OPT.-2
SURROUND
COAXIAL
CDR/
TAPE
OPT.-3
R
DIGITAL
L
AUDIO
OUT
MONITOR
C-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
Note on connecting the digital input jacks
• Only audio signals are input to the digital input jacks.
For details, see page 6.
R
R
OUT
L
R
L
R
IN
L
AUDIO
R
R
OUT
L
R
L
R
AUDIO
Video deck 2
L
OUT IN
VIDEO
Video deck 1
L
IN
L
OUT IN
VIDEO
Connecting a video decks
• There are two sets of video deck (VCR) jacks, so two video decks can be connected for simultaneous recording or video copying.
Video input/output connections:
• Connect the video deck’s video output jack (VIDEO OUT) to the VIDEO (yellow) VCR-1 IN jack, and the video deck’s video input jack (VIDEO IN) to the VIDEO
(yellow) VCR-1 OUT jack using 75 Ω/ohms video coaxial pin plug cords.
Connecting the audio output jacks
• Connect the video deck’s audio output jacks (AUDIO OUT) to the AUDIO VCR-1 IN jacks, and the video deck’s audio input jacks (AUDIO IN) to the AUDIO VCR-1
OUT jacks using pin plug cords.
* Connect the second video deck to the VCR-2/V.AUX jacks in the same way.
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Connecting a video component equipped with S-Video jacks
• When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other components.
• A note on the S input jacks
The input selectors for the S inputs and pin jack inputs work in conjunction with each other.
• Precaution when using S-jacks
This unit’s S-jacks (input and output) and video pin jacks (input and output) have independent circuit structures, so that video signals input from
the S-jacks are only output from the S-jack outputs and video signals input from the pin jacks are only output from the pin jack outputs.
When connecting this unit with equipment that is equipped with S-jacks, keep the above point in mind and make connections according to the
equipment’s instruction manuals.
Connecting a monitor TV
DVD player or video disc player (VDP)
MONITOR OUT
• Connect the TV’s S video input (S-VIDEO INPUT) to the S-VIDEO MONITOR
OUT jack using a S jack connection cord.
S-VIDEO
OUT
Connecting a DVD player or a video disc player (VDP)
VDP
• Connect the video disc player’s S-Video output jack to the SVIDEO VDP IN jack using an S-Video connection cord.
• A DVD player can be connected to the DVD jacks in the same
way.
• It is also possible to connect a video disc player, DVD player,
video camcorder, game machine, etc., to the VCR-2/V.AUX
jacks.
S-VIDEO
Monitor TV
OUT
Connecting a TV/DBS tuner
• Connect the TV’s or DBS tuner’s
S video output jack (S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT) to the
TV/DBS IN jack using an S jack
connection cord.
S-VIDEO
IN
TV or satellite broadcast tuner
S-VIDEO
ANTENNA
9kHz
10kHz
LOOP
ANT.
AM
EXT. IN
R
L
IN
IN
FR
FL
DVD
SW
C
VDP
SR
SL
TV/
DBS
OUT
Video deck 1
VOLTAGE SELECTOR
115V
230V
CENTER
L
Connecting the video decks
VCR-1
FM
COAX.
75
R
R
L
VCR-2/
V.AUX
CD
SIGNAL
GND
SURROUND
CDR/
TAPE
PHONO
R
IN
OPT.-1
VCR-1
OPT.-2
VCR-2/
V.AUX
COAXIAL
CDR/
TAPE
OPT.-3
R
DIGITAL
L
AUDIO
OUT
MONITOR
C-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
CENTER
L
• Connect the video deck’s S output jack (S-OUT) to the
S-VIDEO VCR-1 IN
and the video deck’s S input jack
SAMEjack
AS LINE-VOLTAGE
FRONT
SWITCHED 100W MAX.
A
B
AC OUTLET
R (S-IN)
L
L
S-VIDEO
toR the
VCR-1 OUT jack using S jack
connection cords.
• Connect the video deck’s S output jack (S-OUT) to the
S-VIDEO VCR-2/V.AUX IN jack and the video deck’s S input
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
jack (S-IN) to the S-VIDEO VCR-2/V.AUX OUT jack using S
jack connection cords.
SUB
WOOFER FRONT
PRE OUT
FRONT
S-VIDEO
IN
8
OUT
Video deck 2
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Connecting the antenna terminals
DIRECTION OF
BROADCASTING
STATION
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
(Supplied)
FM ANTENNA
75 Ω/ohms
COAXIAL
CABLE
FEEDER
CABLE
ANTENNA
9kHz
10kHz
LOOP
ANT.
FM ANTENNA
ADAPTER
(Supplied)
AM
EXT. IN
R
L
IN
DVD
FL
FR
SW
C
VDP
SR
SL
TV/
DBS
CENTER
VCR-1
FM
COAX.
75
R
L
VCR-2/
V.AUX
CD
SIGNAL
GND
SUB
WOOFER FR
PRE OUT
SURROUND
CDR/
TAPE
PHONO
R
CENTER
L
R
IN
FM INDOOR
ANTENNA
(Supplied)
OPT.-1
VCR-1
AM OUTDOOR
ANTENNA
VCR-2/
V.AUX
OPT.-2
COAXIAL
CDR/
TAPE
OPT.-3
R
OUT
L
AUDIO
DIGITAL
MONITOR
C-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
GROUND
• An F-type FM antenna cable plug can be connected directly.
• If the FM antenna cable’s plug is not of the F-type, connect using the included antenna adapter.
AM loop antenna assembly
1
2
FM antenna adapter assembly
75 Ω/ohms COAXIAL CABLE
Connect to the AM
antenna terminals.
Open the cover
SHUT
3
PULL
4
Remove the vinyl tie
and take out the
connection line.
Bend in the reverse
direction.
CLAMP
CLAMP
m
m
19
m
m
14
PULL
m
9m
ANTENNA ADAPTER
a. With the antenna
on top any stable
surface.
m
m
14
SHUT
m
5m
m
5m
REMOVE
Mount
CLAMP 3C-2V
CLAMP
5C-2V
5C-2V
75 Ω/ohms COAXIAL CABLE
b. With the antenna
attached to a wall.
Connection of AM antennas
1. Push the lever.
2. Insert the conductor.
3. Return the lever.
Installation hole
Mount on wall, etc.
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s
attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC which 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.
Notes:
• Do not connect two FM antennas simultaneously.
• Even if an external AM antenna is used, do not disconnect
the AM loop antenna.
• Make sure AM loop antenna lead terminals do not touch
metal parts of the panel.
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Connecting the external input (EXT. IN) jacks
• These input jacks are for inputting multi-channel audio signals in high definition MUSE 3-1 format, multi-channel audio signals from an MPEG
multi-channel decoder, or future multi-channel sound format, etc.
• When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other components.
When connecting a high definition (MUSE 3-1 format)
component, use a separately sold mono/stereo cable if the
surround channel output is monaural.
ANTENNA
9kHz
EXT. IN
R
R
L
IN
DVD
FL
FR
LLOOP
ANT.
AM
SW
C
VDP
SR
SL
TV/
DBS
R
VOLTAGE SE
115V
CENTER
L
L
VCR-1
FM
COAX.
75
R
R
L
VCR-2/
V.AUX
CD
SIGNAL
GND
SURROUND
CDR/
TAPE
PHONO
R
CENTER
SUB
WOOFER FRONT
PRE OUT
FRONT
L
R
B
FRON
L
R
A
IN
OPT.-1
VCR-1
VCR-2/
V.AUX
OPT.-2
COAXIAL
CDR/
TAPE
OPT.-3
R
Subwoofer
Center
Surround
Front
DIGITAL
L
OUT
AUDIO
MONITOR
C-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
LINE OUT
Decoders with 6-channel analog
outputs, etc.
Speaker system connections
• Connect the speaker terminals with the speakers making sure that
like polarities are matched (≈ with ≈ , √ with √ ). Mismatching of
polarities will result in weak central sound, unclear orientation of
the various instruments, and the sense of direction of the stereo
being impaired.
• When making connections, take care that none of the individual
conductors of the speaker cord come in contact with adjacent
terminals, with other speaker cord conductors, or with the rear
panel.
NOTE:
NEVER touch the speaker terminals when the power is on.
Doing so could result in electric shocks.
Speaker Impedance
• Speakers with an impedance of from 6 to 16 Ω/ohms can be
connected for use as surround and center speakers.
• Speakers with an impedance of 6 to 16 Ω/ohms can be connected
for use as front speakers.
• Be careful when using two pairs of front speakers (A + B) at the
same time, since use of speakers with an impedance of less than
8 Ω/ohms will lead to damage.
• The protector circuit may be activated if the set is played for long
periods of time at high volumes when speakers with an impedance
lower than the specified impedance are connected.
Connection the speaker terminals
1. Loosen by turning
counterclockwise
2. Insert the cord.
3. Tighten by turning
clockwise.
Connecting banana plugs
banana plug
Turn clockwise to tighten, then insert the
banana plug.
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Connections
• When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other components.
Connection
jack
for
subwoofer with built-in
amplifier (super woofer),
etc.
FRONT SPEAKER
SYSTEMS (B)
(L)
ANTENNA
9kHz
10kHz
LOOP
ANT.
AM
EXT. IN
R
L
SURROUND SPEAKER
SYSTEMS
(R)
(L)
(R)
FRONT SPEAKER
SYSTEMS (A)
(L)
(R)
IN
DVD
FL
FR
CENTER SPEAKER
SYSTEM
SW
C
VDP
SR
SL
TV/
DBS
CENTER
L
L
R
R
VCR-1
FM
COAX.
75
R
L
VCR-2/
V.AUX
CD
SIGNAL
GND
SURROUND
CDR/
TAPE
PHONO
R
CENTER
L
SUB
SURROUND WOOFER FRONT
PRE OUT
FRONT
R
B
FRONT
L
R
A
L
IN
OPT.-1
VCR-1
VCR-2/
V.AUX
OPT.-2
COAXIAL
CDR/
TAPE
OPT.-3
R
DIGITAL
L
AUDIO
OUT
MONITOR
C-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
• Precautions when connecting speakers
If a speaker is placed near a TV or video monitor, the colors on the screen may be disturbed by the speaker’s magnetism. If this should happen, move the speaker
away to a position where it does not have this effect.
Protector circuit
• This unit is equipped with a high-speed protection circuit. The purpose of this circuit is to protect the speakers under
circumstances such as when the output of the power amplifier is inadvertently short-circuited and a large current flows, when
the temperature surrounding the unit becomes unusually high, or when the unit is used at high output over a long period
which results in an extreme temperature rise.
When the protection circuit is activated, the speaker output is cut off and the power supply indicator LED flashes. Should
this occur, please follow these steps: be sure to switch off the power of this unit, check whether there are any faults with
the wiring of the speaker cables or input cables, and wait for the unit to cool down if it is very hot. Improve the ventilation
condition around the unit and switch the power back on.
If the protection circuit is activated again even though there are no problems with the wiring or the ventilation around the
unit, switch off the power and contact a DENON service center.
Note on speaker impedance
• The protector circuit may be activated if the set is played for long periods of time at high volumes when speakers with an
impedance lower than the specified impedance (for example speakers with an impedance of lower than 4 Ω/ohms) are
connected. If the protector circuit is activated, the speaker output is cut off. Turn off the set’s power, wait for the set to cool
down, improve the ventilation around the set, then turn the power back on.
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6 PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS
Front Panel
• For details on the functions of these parts, refer to the pages given in parentheses ( ).
q Power ON/STANDBY switch …………………………………(31)
w Headphones jack (PHONES) ……………………………………(34)
e Tape monitor button (CDR/TAPE MON)…………………………(32)
r Tape monitor indicator ……………………………………………(32)
t Front speaker system selector buttons (SPEAKER A/B) ..........(31)
y INPUT MODE button ……………………………………………(32)
u ANALOG button……………………………………………………(32)
i EXT. IN button ……………………………………………………(35)
o VIDEO SELECT button ……………………………………………(34)
!0 DIMMER button……………………………………………………(34)
!1 STATUS button ……………………………………………………(34)
!2 SURROUND MODE button ………………………………………(37)
!3 SURROUND PARAMETER button ………………………………(42)
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!4 SELECT knob ………………………………………………………(33)
!5 TONE CONTROL button …………………………………………(33)
!6 CH. VOL button ……………………………………………………(36)
!7 MASTER VOLUME control ………………………………………(33)
!8 Master volume indicator (VOLUME LEVEL) ……………………(33)
!9 Display
@0 INPUT indicators .......................................................................(33)
@1 SIGNAL indicator …………………………………………………(33)
@2 Remote control sensor (REMOTE SENSOR) …………………(23)
@3 Power indicator ……………………………………………………(31)
@4 FUNCTION knob …………………………………………………(32)
@5 TUNING PRESET button …………………………………………(47)
@6 SOURCE selector button ………………………………………(32)
@7 REC SELECT button ………………………………………………(35)
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Remote control unit
• For details on the functions of these parts, refer to the pages given in parentheses ( ).
Remote control signal
transmitter ............................................(23)
LEDs (indicators) ..................................(28)
SYSTEM CALL buttons ........................(29)
Power button
......................................(31)
Input source selector
buttons ..................................................(32)
Tuner buttons
......................................(45)
System buttons ....................................(24)
SPEAKER select button .........................(31)
Surround buttons
Master volume control
buttons ..................................................(33)
................................(24)
MUTING button......................................(34)
INPUT MODE selector
buttons ..................................................(32)
Mode selector switches.........................(27)
SURROUND PARAMETER
button ..................................................(41)
Channel select/enter
button ..................................................(14)
Tuner system buttons ...........................(24)
Cursor buttons ......................................(14)
ON SCREEN button ..............................(34)
USE/LEARN selector
button ..................................................(28)
DVD SETUP button ..............................(27)
Test tone button ....................................(36)
SYSTEM SETUP button .........................(14)
STATUS button .......................................(34)
NOTE
• The shaded buttons
do not function with the AVR-2801/981.
(Nothing happens when they are pressed.)
The button indicated
, however, can be used with the learning function.
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7 SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
• Once all connections with other AV components have been completed as described in “CONNECTIONS” (see pages 6 to 11), make the various
settings described below on the monitor screen using the AVR-2801/981’s on-screen display function.
These settings are required to set up the listening room’s AV system centered around the AVR-2801/981.
• Use the following buttons to set up the system:
SYSTEM SETUP button
Press this to display the system setup menu.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
SURROUND PARAMETER button
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
Press this to display the surround parameter menu.
STATUS
ON SCREEN
ENTER button
DISPLAY
RETURN
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
DVD
SET UP
Press this to switch the display on the screen.
Also use this button to complete the setting on the screen.
CURSOR buttons
and
and
: Use these to move the cursors (0 and 1) to the left and right
on the screen.
: Use these to move the cursors (• and ª) up and down on the
screen.
• System setup items and default values (set upon shipment from the factory)
System setup
Default settings
Speaker
Configuration
Input the combination of speakers in your system and their
corresponding sizes (SMALL for regular speakers, LARGE for full-size,
full-range) to automatically set the composition of the signals output
from the speakers and the frequency response.
Subwoofer mode
This selects the subwoofer speaker for playing deep bass signals.
w
Delay Time
This parameter is for optimizing the timing with which the audio
signals are produced from the speakers and subwoofer according to
the listening position.
e
Channel
Level
This adjusts the volume of the signals output from the speakers and Front L Front R Subwoofer
subwoofer for the different channels in order to obtain optimum
effects.
0 dB
0 dB
0 dB
r
Digital In
Adjutment
This assigns the digital input jacks for the different input
sources.
On Screen
Display
This sets whether or not to display the on-screen display that appears
on the monitor screen when the controls on the remote control unit or
main unit are operated (from MONITOR outputs only).
q
t
y
Auto Tuner
Presets
Front Sp.
Center Sp.
Surround Sp.
Subwoofer
Large
Small
Small
Yes
Front & Subwoofer
Center
Surround L & R
—
3.6 m (12 ft)
3.6 m (12 ft)
3.0 m (10 ft)
—
Center
Surround L Surround R
LFE
Input
source
CD
DVD
Digital
Inputs
COAXIAL
OPTICAL 1
FM stations are received automatically and stored in the memory.
0 dB
VDP
TV/DBS
OPTICAL 2 OPTICAL 3
—
—
0 dB
0 dB
—
—
VCR-1
VCR-2/
V. AUX
—
—
OFF
OFF
—
—
On Screen Display = ON
A1 ~ A8
87.5/89.1/98.1/107.9/90.1/90.1/90.1/90.1 MHz
B1 ~ B8
520/600/1000/1400/1500/1710 kHz/90.1/90.1 MHz
C1 ~ C8
90.1 MHz
D1 ~ D8
90.1 MHz
E1 ~ E8
90.1 MHz
NOTES:
• The on-screen display signals are output with priority to the S-VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack during playback of a video component. For example,
if the TV monitor is connected to both the AVR-2801/981’s S-Video and video monitor output jacks and signals are input to the AVR-2801/981
from a video source (VDP, etc.) connected to both the S-Video and video input jacks, the on-screen display signals are output with priority to
the S-Video monitor output. If you wish to output the signals to the video monitor output jack, do not connect a cord to the S-VIDEO
MONITOR OUT jack. (For details, see page 22.)
• The AVR-2801/981’s on-screen display function is designed for use with high resolution monitor TVs, so it may be difficult to read small
characters on TVs with small screens or low resolutions.
• The setup menu is not displayed when “HEADPHONE ONLY” is selected.
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Speaker system layout
Basic system layout
• The following is an example of the basic layout for a system consisting of six speaker systems and a television monitor:
Subwoofer
Front speaker systems
Set these at the sides of the TV or screen with
their front surfaces as flush with the front of the
screen as possible.
Center speaker system
Surround speaker systems
Before setting up the system
1
2
Check that all the connections are correct, then turn on the main unit’s power.
Display the System Setup Menu.
SYSTEM
SETUP
TITLE
Setting the type of speakers
• The composition of the signals output from the different channels and the frequency response are adjusted automatically according to the
combination of speakers actually being used.
1
2
At the System Setup Menu select “Speaker Configuration”.
Switch to the speaker configuration screen.
ENTER
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Set whether or not speakers are connected and, if so, their size
parameters.
• To select the speaker
3
• To select the parameter
Center Sp.
Front Sp.
Subwoofer
Surround Sp.
4
Enter the setting.
When “Front” is set to “Large” and “Subwoofer” is set to “Yes” the set switches to the subwoofer mode.
ENTER
NOTE:
• Select “Large” or “Small” not according to the actual size of the speaker but according to the speaker’s capacity for playing low frequency
(approximately 80 Hz and below) signals. If you do not know, try comparing the sound at both settings (setting the volume to a level low
enough so as not to damage the speakers) to determine the proper setting.
• Parameters
Large…… Select this when using speakers that can fully reproduce low sounds of below 80 Hz.
Small…… Select this when using speakers that cannot reproduce low sounds of below 80 Hz with sufficient volume.
When this setting is selected, low frequencies of below 80 Hz are assigned to the subwoofer.
None…… Select this when no speakers are installed.
Yes/No…. Select “Yes” when a subwoofer is installed, “No” when a subwoofer is not installed.
* If the subwoofer has sufficient low frequency playback capacity, good sound can be achieved even when “Small” is set for the front, center
and surround speakers.
* For the majority of speaker system configurations, using the SMALL setting for all five main speakers and Subwooofer On with a connected
subwoofer will yield the best results.
Setting the subwoofer mode
1
Select the bass signal playback mode.
2
Enter the setting.
The System Setup Menu reappears.
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NOTES:
• In the Subwoofer mode screen, you have the flexibility to choose how bass information is distributed to your speakers if you have large front
left and right speakers and a subwoofer as part of your home theater speaker system.
• By selecting the “LFE + Main” option, you will be sending the same bass frequencies to both the front left, front right, and the subwoofer
speakers simultaneously. Depending upon your room size and shape, this can create a more evenly distributed bass around the room or
sometimes actually decrease the amount of bass in the room due to low frequency cancellations.
• If the “LFE” option is selected, bass from the large front left and front right speakers goes only to the front left and front right speakers. Bass
going to the subwoofer comes from the LFE signal and any speakers which you have designated as “Small.” This selection is preferred as
it reduces the chances of bass cancellations in the room.
• Once you have positioned all of your speakers in the room, choose the option which gives you the most solid sounding bass.
• When the subwoofer is set to “Yes”, bass sound is output from the subwoofer regardless of the subwoofer mode setting in surround modes
other than Dolby/DTS.
Setting the delay time
Input the distances from the listening position to the speakers and set the surround delay time.
Preparations:
Measure the distances from the listening position to the speakers (L1 to L3 on the diagram at the right).
L1: Distance from center speakers to listening position
L2: Distance from front speakers to listening position
L3: Distance from rear speakers to listening position
FL
Center
FR
L1
L2
Listening
position
L3
NOTES:
• Set the center speaker so that the distance to the front speakers (left and right) or the subwoofer
is the same (L2 = L1) or so that the difference in the distance (L2 – L1) is 5 feet (1.5 meters) or less.
• Set the surround speakers (left and right) so that the distance to the front speakers (left and right)
or the subwoofer is the same (L2 = L3) or so that the difference in the distance (L2 – L3) is 15 feet
(4.5 meters) or less.
1
2
3
SL
SR
At the System Setup Menu select “Delay Time”.
Switch to the Delay Time screen.
ENTER
Select the desired unit, meters or feet.
Select (darken) the desired units, “Meters” or “Feet”.
Example: When “Feet” is selected
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4
Once “Meters” or “Feet” is selected in step 3, the Delay Time screen appears automatically.
5
Select the speaker to be set.
6
Set the distance between the center speaker and listening position.
The distance changes in units of 1 foot (0.1 meters) each time the button
is pressed. Select the value closest to the measured distance.
Example: When the distance is set to 12
feet for the center speaker (L1)
* If “Yes” is selected for “Default”, the settings are automatically reset to
the default values.
* If you set an invalid distance, a CAUTION notice, such as screen right
*
*
7
ENTER
will appear. In this case, please relocate the blinking speaker(s) so that
its distance is no larger than the value shown in highlighted line.
Set in such a way that the distance to the center speaker is the same as
or up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) shorter than the distance to the front
speakers and the subwoofer.
Set in such a way that the distance to the surround speakers is the same
as or up to 15 feet (4.5 meters) shorter than the distance to the front
speakers and the subwoofer.
Enter the setting.
The System Setup Menu reappears.
The AVR-2801/981 automatically sets the optimum surround delay time for the listening room.
NOTE:
• If the distance unit is changed after the delay time is set, the settings are reset to the factory default values (see page 14).
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Setting the channel level
• Use this setting to adjust so that the playback level between the different channels is equal.
• From the listening position, listen to the test tones produced from the speakers to adjust the level.
• The level can also be adjusted directly from the remote control unit. (For details, see page 36.)
At the System Setup Menu select “Channel Level”.
1
2
Switch to the Channel Level screen.
ENTER
3
Select “Test Tone Mode”.
4
Select the mode.
Select “Auto” or “Manual”.
• Auto:
Adjust the level while listening to the test tones produced automatically
from the different speakers.
• Manual:
Select the speaker from which you want to produce the test tone to
adjust the level.
Example: When the “Auto” mode is selected
5
Select “Test Tone Start”.
6
Select “Yes”.
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a. If the “Auto” mode is selected:
Test tones are automatically emitted from the different speakers.
The test tones are emitted from the different speakers in the following
order, at 4-second intervals the first time and second time around, 2second intervals the third time around and on:
7
1
FL
1
C
1
FR
1
SR
1
SL
1
SW
Use the CURSOR buttons to adjust all the speakers to the same
Flashing
volume.
The volume can be adjusted between –12 dB and +12 dB in units of 1
Example: When the volume is set to –12 dB
while the test tone is being
dB.
produced from the subwoofer
b. When the “Manual” mode is selected
Use the
and
cursor buttons to select the speaker from which you
want to produce the test tone, then use the
and
cursor buttons
to adjust so that the volume from the different speakers sounds the
same.
Flashing
Example: When the volume is set to –12 dB
while the subwoofer is selected
8
ENTER
After the above settings are completed, press the ENTER button.
The “Channel Level” screen reappears.
Press the ENTER button again, the “System Setup Menu” screen reappears.
* To cancel the settings, select “Level Clear” and “Yes” on the “Channel Level” screen, then make the settings again.
The level of each channel should be adjusted to 75 dB (C-weighted, slow meter mode) on a sound level meter at the listening position.
If a sound level meter is not available adjust the channels by ear so the sound levels are the same. Because adjusting the subwoofer level test
tone by ear is difficult, use a well known music selection and adjust for natural balance.
NOTE: When adjusting the level of an active subwoofer system, you may also need to adjust the subwoofer’s own volume control.
* When you adjust the channel levels while in the SYSTEM SETUP CHANNEL LEVEL mode, the channel level adjustments made will affect
ALL surround modes. Consider this mode a Master Channel Level adjustment mode.
you have completed the SYSTEM SETUP CHANNEL LEVEL adjustments, you can then activate the individual surround modes and
adjust channel levels that will be remembered for each of those modes. Then, whenever you activate a particular surround sound mode, your
preferred channel level adjustments for just that mode will be recalled. Check the instructions for adjusting channel levels within each
surround mode on Page 36.
You can adjust the channel levels for each of the following surround modes: DIRECT, STEREO, 5CH STEREO, DOLBY/DTS SURROUND,
ROCK ARENA, JAZZ CLUB, VIDEO GAME, MONO MOVIE, and MATRIX.
* After
*
Setting the digital in assignment
• This setting assigns the digital input jacks of the AVR-2801/981 for the different input sources.
1
20
At the System Setup Menu select “Digital In Assignment”.
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2
Switch to the Digital In Assignment screen.
ENTER
3
4
Select the digital input jack to be assigned to the input source.
• To select the input source
• To select the digital input jack
Select “OFF” for input sources for which no digital input jacks are used.
* If “Yes” is selected for “Default”, the settings are automatically reset to the default values.
ENTER
Enter the setting.
The System Setup Menu reappears.
NOTE:
• “PHONO”, “CDR/TAPE” and “TUNER” cannot be selected on the Digital Inputs screen.
Setting the on-screen display (OSD)
• Use this to turn the on-screen display (messages other than the menu screens) on or off.
1
At the System Setup Menu select “On Screen Display”.
2
Switch to the On Screen Display screen.
ENTER
3
4
Select “ON” or “OFF”.
ENTER
Enter the setting.
The System Setup Menu reappears.
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Auto tuner presets
Use this to automatically search for FM broadcasts and store up to 40 stations at preset channels A1 to 8, B1 to 8, C1 to 8, D1 to 8 and E1 to 8.
NOTE:
• If an FM station cannot be preset automatically due to poor reception, use the “Manual tuning” operation to tune in the station, then preset it
using the manual “Preset memory” operation.
1
2
Use the CURSOR buttons to specify “Auto Tuner Presets” from the
“System Setup Menu” screen.
Press the ENTER button.
The “Auto Preset Memory” screen appears.
ENTER
3
Use the CURSOR button to select “Yes”.
“Search” flashes on the screen and searching begins.
“Completed” appears once searching is completed.
The display automatically switches to screen.
* This completes system setup. Once these settings are made, there is no need to change them unless different AV components are connected
or the speakers are repositioned.
After completing system setup
This button can be pressed at any time during the system setup process to complete the process.
1
At the System Setup Menu, press the SYSTEM SETUP button.
* The changed settings are entered and the on-screen display turns off.
SYSTEM
SETUP
TITLE
• On-screen display signals
Signals input to the AVR-2801/981
On-screen display signal output
VIDEO signal input jack (yellow)
S-video signal input jack
VIDEO MONITOR OUT video
signal output jack (yellow)
S-video MONITOR OUT video
signal output jack
1
E
E
C
C
2
C
E
C
E
3
E
C
E
C
4
C
C
E
C
(C: Signal
E: No signal)
(C: On-screen signals output
E: On-screen signals not output)
NOTE:
• For 4 above, the on-screen display signals are output to the VIDEO MONITOR OUT video signal output jack (yellow) if the monitor TV is not
connected to the S-video MONITOR OUT video signal output jack.
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8 REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
• The included remote control unit (RC-881) can be used to operate not only the AVR-2801/981 but other remote control compatible DENON
components as well. Furthermore, it is equipped with a function for learning the control signals of remote control units of other manufacturers,
so it can also be used to operate non-DENON remote control compatible video components.
Inserting the batteries
q Remove the remote control unit’s rear cover.
w Set two R6P/AA batteries in the battery compartment in the
indicated direction.
e Put the rear cover back on.
Notes on Batteries
• Use R6P/AA batteries in the remote control unit.
• The batteries should be replaced with new ones approximately
once a year, though this depends on the frequency of usage.
• Even if less than a year has passed, replace the batteries with new
ones if the set does not operate even when the remote control unit
is operated nearby the set.
• When inserting the batteries, be sure to do so in the proper
direction, following the “≈” and “√” marks in the battery
compartment.
• To prevent damage or leakage of battery fluid:
• Do not use a new battery together with an old one.
• Do not use two different types of batteries.
• Do not short-circuit, disassemble, heat or dispose of batteries in
flames.
• Remove the batteries from the remote control unit when you do
not plan to use it for an extended period of time.
• If the battery fluid should leak, carefully wipe the fluid off the inside
of the battery compartment and insert new batteries.
• When replacing the batteries, have the new batteries ready and
insert them as quickly as possible.
• The learned remote control signals may be cleared if no batteries
are in the remote control unit for about 5 seconds.
The factory-installed codes are in permanent memory, however.
Using the remote control unit
• Point the remote control unit at the remote sensor on the main unit
as shown on the diagram.
• The remote control unit can be used from a straight distance of
approximately 7 meters/22 feet from the main unit, but this
distance will be shorter if there are obstacles in the way or if the
remote control unit is not pointed directly at the remote sensor.
• The remote control unit can be operated at a horizontal angle of up
to 30 degrees with respect to the remote sensor.
30°
30°
Approx. 7 m/22 feet
NOTES:
• It may be difficult to operate the remote control unit if the remote
sensor is exposed to direct sunlight or strong artificial light.
• Do not press buttons on the main unit and remote control unit
simultaneously. Doing so may result in malfunction.
• Neon signs or other devices emitting pulse-type noise nearby may
result in malfunction, so keep the set as far away from such
devices as possible.
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Operating DENON audio components
• Turn on the power of the different components before operating them.
1
Set mode switch 1 to “AUDIO (AVR/AVC)”.
AUDIO
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
OFF
DVD
VDP
1
2
TUNER
2
CD
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
3
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
Set mode switch 2 to the position for the component to be
operated.
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
VOLUME
TV
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
VDP VCR
AUDIO
1
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
2
TV
VDP VCR
SYSTEM
SETUP
TUNING
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
3
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
3
DVD
SET UP
Operate the audio component.
• For details, refer to the component’s operating instructions.
* While this remote control is compatible with a wide range of infrared controlled components, some models of components may not be
operated with this remote control.
1. CD player (CD) and CD recorder and MD recorder (CDR/MD)
system buttons
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
A/B
2. Tape deck (DECK) system buttons
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
A/B
VOLUME
VOLUME
:
:
2
:
1 :
3
:
0 :
A/B :
6
6, 7
:
2
:
1
:
8, 9 :
3
:
DISC
:
SKIP+
Manual search (forward and reverse)
Stop
Play
Auto search (cue)
Pause
Switch discs
(for CD changers only)
7
*
Rewind
Fast-forward
Stop
Forward play
Pause
Reverse play
Switch between decks A and B
For the tuner only, the following buttons can also be operated:
3. Tuner system buttons
TUNING
SYSTEM CALL
SET
DISC SKIP+
DISC SKIP+
CALL
POWER
OFF
ON / SOURCE
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
DVD
1
VDP
2
TV/DBS
SHIFT
CHANNEL
+, –
24
TUNER
SHIFT
3
MODE
PHONO
MEMORY
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
ENTER
SELECT
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
CHANNEL
: Switch preset channel range
: Preset channel
up/down
TUNING
•, ª
BAND
MODE
MEMORY
: Frequency
up/down
: Switch between the AM and FM bands
: Switch between auto and mono
: Preset memory
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Preset memory (Audio component)
• DENON components can be operated by setting the preset memory for CDR or MD. Operation is not possible for some models, however.
In this case use the learning function (see page 28) to store the remote control signals.
• For instructions on clearing the presettings stored in the preset memory, see page 31.
1
3
Set the slide switch to “AUDIO”.
AUDIO
Holding in the POWER button, press the
button for the components you want to
set.
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
OFF
DVD
VDP
1
2
VIDEO
SHIFT
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
2
3
3
TV/DBS
AVR/AVC
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
0
A/B
Set the slide switch to “CDR/MD.
CD
VOLUME
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
The LEARNED/TX LED flashes.
TV
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
3
MASTER VOL.
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
VDP VCR
(
Keep the POWER button pressed in
when performing steps 3 and 4
AUDIO
1
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
)
SYSTEM
SETUP
TUNING
SURROUND
PARAMETER
2
Combinations of Personal System Codes
“CDR/MD”
ON / SOURCE
*
(POWER)
DIRECT
STEREO
EXT.IN
(DIRECT)
(STEREO)
(EXT. IN)
DENON CDR A
DENON CDR B
DENON MD
Preset codes set upon shipment from the factory.
Preset memory (Video component)
• DENON and other makes of components can be operated by setting the preset memory for your make of video component. Operation is not
possible for some models, however. In this case use the learning function (see page 28) to store the remote control signals.
• For instructions on clearing the presettings stored in the preset memory, see page 31.
1
Set the slide switch to “VIDEO”.
AUDIO
AVR/AVC
2
4
VIDEO
Next, while holding the POWER button,
press the button for the code in block B.
(Refer to Table 1.) The operation is
completed when the button is released and
the LEARNED/TX LED lights.
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
TUNER
3
SHIFT
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
CD
DVD
0
A/B
VOLUME
TV
VDP VCR
the POWER button pressed in
( Keep
)
when performing steps 3 and 4
TV/VCR
+10
DECK CDR/MD
5
To continue registering other components,
repeat steps 2 to 4.
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
4
MASTER VOL.
INPUT MODE
1
ANALOG
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
EXT.IN
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
3
Holding in the POWER button, press the
button for the corresponding manufacturer
in block A.
Flashes
(Refer to Table 1.)
3,4
3
TV/DBS
Set the slide switch to the component to
be registered (DVD, VDP, VCR or TV).
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
2
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
The LEARNED/TX LED flashes.
• This remote control unit can be used to operate components of other manufacturers without using the learning function by registering the
manufacturer of the component as shown on Table 1.
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Table 1: Combinations of Personal System Codes for Different Manufacturers
“DVD”
“VDP”
B
A
DIRECT
STEREO
EXT.IN
(DIRECT)
(STEREO)
(EXT. IN)
B
A
DIRECT
STEREO
EXT.IN
(DIRECT)
(STEREO)
(EXT. IN)
q (DVD)
DENON A
DENON B
—
q (DVD)
DENON A
DENON B
DENON C
w (VDP)
—
—
—
w (VDP)
—
—
—
—
—
—
e (TUNER)
MITSUBISHI
—
—
—
—
r (TV/DBS)
PANASONIC
—
—
—
—
t
—
—
e (TUNER)
r (TV/DBS)
PANASONIC
t
—
—
y (PHONO)
SONY
—
—
y (PHONO)
SONY A
u (VCR-1)
PIONEER
—
—
u (VCR-1)
PIONEER
—
—
i (CD)
TOSHIBA
—
—
i (CD)
—
—
—
—
—
—
o (CDR/TAPE)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
o (CDR/TAPE)
(VCR/V.AUX)
p
SHIFT
+
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
–
(SHIFT)
—
—
—
(CHANNEL +)
—
—
—
(CHANNEL –)
—
—
—
(A/B)
—
—
—
(VCR/V.AUX)
p
SHIFT
+
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
–
SONY B
SONY C
(SHIFT)
PHILIPS
—
—
(CHANNEL +)
RCA
—
—
—
—
—
—
DIRECT
STEREO
EXT.IN
(DIRECT)
(STEREO)
(EXT. IN)
—
(CHANNEL –)
(A/B)
NAGNAVOX
“TV”
“VCR”
B
A
B
DIRECT
STEREO
EXT.IN
(DIRECT)
(STEREO)
(EXT. IN)
—
—
q (DVD)
—
—
—
—
w (VDP)
DENON/HITACHI
—
—
q (DVD)
—
A
w (VDP)
HITACHI A
HITACHI B
e (TUNER)
MITSUBISHI A
MITSUBISHI B
MITSUBISHI C
e (TUNER)
MITSUBISHI A
MITSUBISHI B
—
r (TV/DBS)
PANASONIC A
PANASONIC B
PANASONIC C
r (TV/DBS)
PANASONIC A
PANASONIC B
—
t
JVC (VICTOR) A
JVC (VICTOR) B
JVC (VICTOR) C
t
JVC (VICTOR)
—
—
y (PHONO)
SONY A
SONY B
SONY C
y (PHONO)
SONY
—
—
u (VCR-1)
PIONEER
—
u (VCR-1)
PIONEER
—
—
i (CD)
TOSHIBA A
TOSHIBA B
—
i (CD)
TOSHIBA
—
—
o (CDR/TAPE)
SANYO A
SANYO B
—
o (CDR/TAPE)
SANYO
—
—
SHARP A
SHARP B
SHARP
—
—
NEC A
NEC B
NEC
—
—
(SHIFT)
PHILIPS A
—
—
(CHANNEL +)
RCA A
—
—
(CHANNEL –)
GENERAL
ELECTRIC A
(A/B)
NAGNAVOX A
(VCR/V.AUX)
p
SHIFT
+
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
–
*
—
(VCR/V.AUX)
—
p
NEC C
(SHIFT)
PHILIPS A
PHILIPS B
(CHANNEL +)
RCA A
RCA B
—
(CHANNEL –)
GENERAL
ELECTRIC A
GENERAL
ELECTRIC B
—
(A/B)
NAGNAVOX A
NAGNAVOX B
PHILIPS C
NAGNAVOX C
SHIFT
+
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
–
GENERAL
ELECTRIC B
—
—
—
Preset codes set upon shipment from the factory.
NOTES:
• The signals for the pressed buttons are emitted while setting the preset memory. To avoid accidental operation, cover the remote control
unit’s transmitting window while setting the preset memory.
• Some models and years of manufacture of components of the manufacturers listed on Table 1 cannot be used.
• The signals stored at “learned” buttons have priority over the preset codes. If you wish to clear the “learned” signals, do so as described on
page 31.
• Some manufacturers use different types of remote control codes for their products. If the component does not operate when set to remote
codeset A, try setting to the B or C codesets.
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Operating a video component stored in the preset memory
1
Set the slide switch to “VIDEO”.
AUDIO
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
AVR/AVC
VDP
1
2
VIDEO
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
OFF
2
CD
DVD
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR/TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
3
DECK CDR/MD
0
A/B
VOLUME
TV
3
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
Set the slide switch to the component to be registered (DVD,
VDP, VCR or TV).
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
VDP VCR
AUDIO
1
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
2
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
3
SELECT
USE/LEARN T.TONE
3
3
ENTER
MODE
MEMORY
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
Operate the video component.
• For details, refer to the component’s operating instructions.
* Some models cannot be operated with this remote control unit.
1. DVD player system buttons
SYSTEM CALL
SET
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MENU :
DISPLAY :
DVD SET UP :
RETURN :
•,ª
:
0,1
:
SELECT :
POWER : Turns power on and off
(ON/SOURCE)
6,7 : Manual search (forward and reverse)
2
: Stop
1
: Play
8,9 : Auto search (cue)
3
: Pause
SKIP +
: (for DVD changers only)
TITLE
: Call out title
Call out menu
Switch display
DVD setup
Menu return
Cursor up/down
Cursor left/right
Enter setting
NOTE:
Some manufacturers use different names for the DVD remote control buttons, so also refer to the instructions on
remote control for that component.
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
DECK CDR/MD
2. Video disc player (VDP) system 3. Video deck (VCR) system
buttons
buttons
MUTING
SYSTEM CALL
SET
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DVD
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
MODE
USE/LEARN T.TONE
DVD
VDP
TUNER
1
2
3
TV/DBS
SYSTEM CALL
SET
SHIFT
DVD
VDP
TUNER
1
2
CALL
SYSTEM CALL
POWER
ON / SOURCE
PHONO
CH SELECT
4
5
6
ENTER
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
SELECT
MEMORY
POWER
OFF
CALL
POWER
ON / SOURCE
SET
SHIFT
DVD
VDP
TUNER
3
1
2
3
PHONO
TV/DBS
6
4
OFF
OFF
ON / SOURCE
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
CALL
4. Monitor TV system buttons
STATUS
ON SCREEN
VCR-2/V.AUX
DISPLAY
RETURN
+10
0
TV/DBS
5
4
CHANNEL
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
TV/VCR
VCR-2/V.AUX
A/B
+10
CHANNEL
TV/VCR
0
A/B
PHONO
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
VCR-2/V.AUX
+10
SHIFT
CHANNEL
TV/VCR
0
A/B
DVD
SET UP
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
POWER
: Power on/off
POWER
: Power on/off
POWER
: Power on/off
(ON/SOURCE)
(ON/SOURCE)
(ON/SOURCE)
VOLUME
: Volume
6, 7
: Manual search
6,7
: Manual search
(forward and reverse)
(forward and reverse)
•,ª
up/down
TV/VCR
: Switch between TV
2
: Stop
2
: Stop
and VCR
1
: Play
1
: Play
CHANNEL
: Switch channel
8,9
: Auto search (cue)
3
: Pause
+, –
CHANNEL
: Switch channel
3
: Pause
+, –
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Learning function
• If your AV component is not a DENON product or it cannot be operated with the preset memory codesets, you can “teach” the AVR-2801/981’s
remote control to “learn” the codes from the component’s original remote control.
• The buttons that can be “learned” are the CD, DECK and CDR/MD system buttons (see page 24) and the DVD, VDP, VCR and TV system
buttons (see page 27). (For the CD, CDR/MD, DVD, VDP and TV, the A block buttons can also be “learned”, and for the DVD and TV, the B block
buttons can also be “learned”.)
SYSTEM CALL
SET
1
A
Press the USE/LEARN selector button with the tip of a pen
etc., to set the learn mode. Both the START and LEARNED/TX
indicators flash.
Flashes
POWER
CALL
OFF
ON / SOURCE
DVD
VDP
TUNER
1
2
3
TV/DBS
SHIFT
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
4
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
This unit’s remote
control unit
2
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
MUTING
TV
Set the program switch to the side to be learned.
Set to the AUDIO side for the CD, tape deck or CDR/MD
position, to the VIDEO side for the DVD, VDP, VCR or TV
position.
AVR/AVC
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
CH SELECT
3
B
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
1,8
5
VIDEO
SYSTEM
SETUP
BAND
AUDIO
3
DVD
VDP VCR
TUNING
2
DECK CDR/MD
USE/LEARN T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
Check that the START LED is lit, then press the button to be
“learned” on the other remote control unit.
Set the program switch to the position to be learned.
CD
Other remote
control unit
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
TV
VDP VCR
4
Set the remote control units so they are facing each other,
then press the button to be learned on this unit’s remote
control unit.
Transmitting windows
Other remote
control unit
This unit’s remote
control unit
6
Once the START LED turns off and the LEARNED/TX LED
lights, release the button on the other remote control unit.
Light
The two LEDs start
flashing again.
Approx.
5 cm
This unit’s remote
control unit
The indicator stops flashing and the START LED lights.
The learnable buttons are the buttons which can be operated
with the DENON system codes for the CD player, tape deck,
CD recorder, MD recorder, the buttons which can be operated
with the preset memory for the DVD, VCR, VDP and TV. For
the TV only, however, the buttons in the section indicated “A”
on the diagram above can also be “learned”. Use these to
“learn” TV channels.
7
8
Light
To “learn” other buttons, repeat steps 2 to 6.
Once the learning operation is completed, press the
USE/LEARN selector button again.
The two LEDs stop flashing and the learning mode is
cancelled.
Check that the stored
codes work properly.
NOTES:
• Up to 26 codes can be “learned”, but this number may be lower if the codes are long.
• If a non-learnable button is pressed or two or more buttons are pressed at once, the two LEDs will once again light when the button(s)
is released.
• If the codes could not be stored, the LEARNED/TX LED does not light after the START LED turns off. For limited number of models, codes
cannot be stored in RC-881.
• If the two LEDs start flashing rapidly after the START LED lights, this means that the memory is already full, and the code you have just
attempted to store was not stored.
To “learn” that code, first perform the resetting operation. (See page 31.)
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System call function
• The included remote control unit is equipped with a system call function for transmitting multiple remote control signals when a single button
is pressed (this is often referred to as a “macro” function).
This function can be used to turn on the amplifier’s power, select the input source, turn on the monitor TV’s power, turn on a source
component’s power and start playback, etc., all at the touch of a button.
(1) System call buttons
The buttons that can be used for the system call function are shown on the table below.
A series of up to 10 operations can be performed with the POWER ON and OFF buttons, and a series of up to 5 operations can be performed
with other buttons.
System call signals are already preset at the buttons indicated in the shaded section. System call signals can also be stored at any button on
the remote control unit, including the buttons in this section. (See page 30.)
Button
No.
transmissions
Stored
operation 1
Stored
operation 2
Stored
operation 3
Stored
operation 4
Stored
operation 5
POWER OFF
10
POWER ON
10
DVD
5
Receiver
power on
DVD player
(DVD)
power on
Receiver
input source
switched to
DVD
TV power on
DVD player
(DVD)
playback
VDP
5
Receiver
power on
LD player
(VDP)
power on
Receiver
input source
switched to
VDP
TV power on
LD player
(VDP)
playback
TV/DBS
5
Receiver
power on
TV power on
Receiver
input source
switched to
TV/DBS
VCR-1
5
Receiver
power on
Video (VCR)
power on
Receiver
input source
switched to
VCR-1
CD
5
Receiver
power on
Receiver
input source
switched to
CD
TV power on
Video (VCR)
playback
Stored
operation 6
Stored
operation 7
Stored
operation 8
Stored
operation 9
Stored
operation 10
The system call signals for the POWER OFF and
POWER ON buttons are transmitted from the
remote control unit approximately once every
second.
The signals for the other buttons (DVD, VDP, TV /
DBS, VCR-1 and CD) are transmitted approximately
once every 1.5 seconds.
(2) Using the system call function
1
Press the system call button.
• The LEARNED/TX LED flashes for 5 seconds.
1
START
SYSTEM CALL
CALL
SET
2
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
OFF
ON / SOURCE
DVD
VDP
TUNER
1
2
3
TV/DBS
SHIFT
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
2
Press the button at which the desired system call signals are
stored while the LEARNED/TX LED is flashing.
• The preset signals or the signals you have stored at that
button are transmitted in succession.
RC-881
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
SET UP
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(3) Storing signals
(4) Clearing system call settings
START
SYSTEM CALL
1,5
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
TUNER
TV/DBS
2
START
SYSTEM CALL
1,3
DVD
VDP
1
2
TV/DBS
5
6
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
2
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
0
VOLUME
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
OFF
TUNER
5
6
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
VCR-2/V.AUX
A/B
+10
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
TV/VCR
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
MUTING
TV
DECK CDR/MD
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DVD
VDP VCR
SYSTEM
SETUP
TUNING
SURROUND
PARAMETER
SYSTEM
SETUP
TUNING
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
BAND
BAND
CH SELECT
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
SELECT
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
1
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
CHANNEL
0
MASTER VOL.
3
SHIFT
3
PHONO
4
TV/VCR
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
VCR-1
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
3
4
SHIFT
SET
PHONO
VCR-1
+10
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
MEMORY
DVD
SET UP
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
Press the SET button.
• The START LED and LEARNED/TX LED both flash.
DVD
SET UP
1
Press the SET button.
2
3
Press the button whose settings you want to clear.
SET
SET
2
3
Press the button at which you want to store the system call
signals.
• The START LED flashes.
Set the mode switch to the position for the component
whose remote control signals you want to store.
Press the SET button.
• The button is reset to the settings shown on the table on
page 29.
SET
CD
AUDIO
AVR/AVC
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
VIDEO
TV
VDP VCR
4
Press the buttons whose remote control signals you want to
store one by one.
5
Press the SET button.
SET
NOTES:
• The remote control signals for the buttons pressed while storing the system call signals are transmitted when the buttons are pressed, so
cover the remote sensor or take other measures so that the components do not operate while the signals are being stored.
• The LEARNED/TX LED does not light if system call signals cannot be stored at the button that you have pressed or if you have already stored
the maximum number of signals.
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Clearing “learned” remote control signals
1
Press the USE/LEARN selector button with the tip of a pen,
etc., to set the learn mode.
START
SYSTEM CALL
4
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
2
To clear “learned” remote control signals, set the slide switch
to the position at which the signals were “learned”.
2
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
3
BAND
CH SELECT
AUDIO
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
AVR/AVC
3
VIDEO
1,5
Set the slide switch to the position at which the signals were
“learned”.
CD
4
DECK CDR/MD
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
DVD
SET UP
Press the SYSTEM CALL SET button, and hold it in for at least
four seconds.
• When both the START and LEARNED/TX LEDs light
simultaneously, all the stored codes are cleared.
Light
DVD
TV
VDP VCR
SET
5
Press the USE/LEARN selector button.
9 OPERATION
Before operating
1
2
Refer to “CONNECTIONS” (pages 6 to 11) and check that all
connections are correct.
3
Turn on the power.
Press the POWER switch (button).
Set the remote control unit’s slide
switch to the AUDIO position. (only
when operating with the remote
control unit)
AUDIO
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
ON / STANDBY
START
SYSTEM CALL
ON/STANDBY
ON / SOURCE
SET
Light
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
TUNER
(Remote control unit)
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
VOLUME
4
3
PHONO
VCR-2/V.AUX
When pressed, the power turns on and the display lights. The sound
is muted for several seconds, after which the unit operates normally.
When pressed again, the power turns off, the standby mode is set
and the display turns off.
Whenever the ON/STANDBY button is in the STANDBY state, the
apparatus is still connected on AC line voltage. Please be sure to
unplug the cord when you leave home for, say, a vacation.
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
(Main unit)
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
2
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
4
Select the front speakers.
Press SPEAKER A or B turn the speaker on.
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
SPEAKER
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
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Playing the input source
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
1
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
VOLUME
3
2
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
5
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
MODE
1
Select the input source to be played.
Example: CD
FUNCTION
CD
8
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
* When
*
2
the tape input (CDR/TAPE
MON) is selected, the input indicator
lights.
To select the input source when REC
SELECT or TUNING PRESET is
selected, press the SOURCE button
then operate the input function
selector.
CDR / TAPE MON
Light
SOURCE
(Main unit)
Select the input mode.
• Selecting the analog mode
Press the ANALOG button to switch to the analog input.
ANALOG
ANALOG
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
• Selecting the external input (EXT. IN) mode
Press the EXT. IN to switch the external input.
EXT.IN
(Main unit)
INPUT MODE
(Main unit)
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Input mode selection function
Different input modes can be selected for the different input sources.
The selected input modes for the separate input sources are stored in
the memory.
q AUTO (auto mode)
In this mode, the types of signals being input to the digital and
analog input jacks for the selected input source are detected and
the program in the AVR-2801/981’s surround decoder is selected
automatically upon playback. This mode can be selected for all
input sources other than PHONO, CDR/TAPE and TUNER.
The presence or absence of digital signals is detected, the signals
input to the digital input jacks are identified and decoding and
playback are performed automatically in DTS, Dolby Digital or PCM
(2 channel stereo) format. If no digital signal is being input, the
analog input jacks are selected.
w PCM (exclusive PCM signal playback mode)
Decoding and playback are only performed when PCM signals are
being input.
e DTS (exclusive DTS signal playback mode)
Decoding and playback are only performed when DTS signals are
being input.
r ANALOG (exclusive analog audio signal playback mode)
The signals input to the analog input jacks are decoded and played.
t EXT. IN (external decoder input jack selection mode)
The signals being input to the external decoder input jacks are
played without passing through the surround circuitry.
NOTES:
• Note that noise will be output when CDs or LDs recorded in DTS
format are played in the “PCM” (exclusive PCM signal playback) or
“ANALOG” (exclusive analog audio signal playback) mode. Select
the AUTO or DTS (exclusive DTS signal playback) mode when
playing signals recorded in DTS from a laser disc player.
EXT.IN
(Remote control unit)
• Selecting the AUTO, PCM and DTS modes
The mode switches as shown below each time the INPUT
MODE button is pressed.
AUTO
ENTER
PCM
DTS
INPUT MODE
(Remote control unit)
• Noise may be generated at the beginning of playback and
while searching during DTS playback in the AUTO mode. If so,
play in the DTS mode.
• In some rare cases noise may be generated when you preform
the operation to stop playback of a DTS-CD or DTS-LD.
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3
Select the play mode.
Press the SURROUND MODE button, then turn the SELECT
knob.
Example: Stereo
SURROUND
MODE
Input mode display
One of these lights, depending on the
input signal.
• In the AUTO mode
AUTO
INPUT
PCM
DTS
ANALOG
DIGITAL
SELECT
STEREO
• In the DIGITAL PCM mode
AUTO
INPUT
PCM
DTS
DIGITAL
(Main unit)
*
(Remote control unit)
• In the DIGITAL DTS mode
To select the surround mode while adjusting the surround
parameters, channel volume or tone control, press the surround
mode button then operate the selector.
AUTO
INPUT
PCM
DTS
DIGITAL
• In the ANALOG mode
SURROUND
MODE
AUTO
INPUT
PCM
DTS
ANALOG
(Main unit)
4
Start playback on the selected component.
• For operating instructions, refer to the component’s
manual.
5
Adjust the volume.
Input signal display
• DOLBY DIGITAL
SIGNAL
LOCK
DIGITAL
LOCK
DIGITAL
LOCK
DIGITAL
MASTER VOLUME
• DTS
SIGNAL
MASTER VOL.
The volume level is
displayed on the
master volume level
display.
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
• PCM
SIGNAL
* The volume can be adjusted within the range of –60 to 0 to 18 dB,
in steps of 1 dB. However, when the channel level is set as
described on page 19 or pages 36 and 37, if the volume for any
channel is set at +1 dB or greater, the volume cannot be adjusted
up to 18 dB. (In this case the maximum volume adjustment range
is “18 dB — (Maximum value of channel level)”.)
Input mode when playing DTS sources
• Noise will be output if DTS-compatible CDs or LDs are played in the
“ANALOG” or “PCM” mode.
When playing DTS-compatible sources, be sure to connect the
source component to the digital input jacks (OPTICAL/COAXIAL)
and set the input mode to “DTS”.
* The LOCK LED lights when digital signals are being input properly.
If the LED does not light, check whether the digital input
component setup (page 21) and connections are correct and
whether the component’s power is turned on.
NOTE:
• The digital input indicator will light when playing CD-ROMs
containing data other than audio signals, but no sound will be
heard.
After starting playback
[1] Adjusting the sound quality (tone)
The tone control function will not work in the direct mode.
1
The tone switches as follows each time the TONE CONTROL
button is pressed.
TONE
CONTROL
B
VOLUME LEVEL
REMOTE
SENSOR
1
BASS
1
TREBLE
STAND BY
SIGNAL
LOCK
DIGITAL
AUTO
INPUT
DIGITAL
PCM
(Main unit)
2
With the name of the volume to be
adjusted selected, turn the SELECT
knob to adjust the level.
SELECT
21
(Main unit)
• To increase the bass or treble: Turn the control clockwise.
(The bass or treble sound can be increased to up to +12 dB
in steps of 2 dB.)
• To decrease the bass or treble: Turn the control clockwise.
(The bass or treble sound can be decreased to up to –12 dB
in steps of 2 dB.)
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[2] Listening over headphones
1
Connect the headphones to the
PHONES jack of the front panel.
PHONES
NOTE:
To prevent hearing loss, do not raise the volume level excessively
when using headphones.
1
2
Press the SPEAKER A or B to turn the
speaker off.
• The output to the speaker and pre-out
jacks is turned off and no sound is
produced from the speakers.
(Main unit)
[3] Turning the sound off temporarily (muting)
1
Use this to turn off the audio output
temporarily.
Press the MUTING button.
* Cancelling MUTING mode.
Press the MUTING button again.
MUTING
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
AVR/AVC
CD
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
TV
MUTING
1
VDP VCR
(Remote control unit)
[4] Combining the currently playing sound with the desired image
1
Simulcast playback
VIDEO SELECT
Use this switch to monitor a video
source other than the audio source.
Press the VIDEO SELECT button
repeatedly until the desired source
appears on the display.
(Main unit)
* Cancelling simulcast playback.
• Select “SOURCE” using the video select button.
• Switch the program source to the component connected to
the video input.
[5] Checking the currently playing program source, etc.
1
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On screen display
• Each time an operation is performed,
a description of that operation
appears on the display connected to
ON SCREEN
the unit’s VIDEO MONITOR OUT
jack. Also, the unit’s operating status
RETURN
can be checked during playback by
pressing the remote control unit’s ON
SCREEN button.
(Remote control unit)
Such information as the position of
the input selector and the surround
parameter settings is output in
sequence.
Front panel display
STATUS
• Descriptions of the unit’s
STATUS
operations are also displayed
DISPLAY
on the front panel display. In
addition, the display can be
switched to check the unit’s
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
operating
status
while
playing a source by pressing
the STATUS button.
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
1
1
Using the dimmer function
• Use this to change the brightness of the display.
The display brightness changes in four steps
(bright, medium, dim and off) by pressing the
remote control unit’s DIMMER button repeatedly.
* The brightness changes in 3 steps each time the
button is pressed, and finally the display turns off.
DIMMER
(Main unit)
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Recording using the REC OUT selector
1
Press the REC SELECT button.
REC SELECT
(Main unit)
2
With “REC OUT SOURCE” displayed,
turn the FUNCTION knob to select the
source you wish to record.
• The “REC” indicator and the indicator
of the selected source light.
FUNCTION
(Main unit)
3
Set the recording mode.
• For operating instructions, refer to the manual of the
component on which you want to record.
4
To cancel, turn the function knob and select “SOURCE”.
FUNCTION
Display
NOTES:
• Digital signals are not output from output jacks.
• Only the currently playing source can be recorded to CDR/TAPE.
(Main unit)
Playback using the external input (EXT. IN) jacks
1
Set the external input (EXT.
IN) mode.
Press the EXT. IN to switch
the external input.
EXT.IN
EXT.IN
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
Once this is selected, the input signals connected to the FL
(front left), FR (front right) and C (center) channels of the EXT.
IN jacks are output directly to the front (left and right) and
center speaker systems as well as the pre-out jacks without
passing through the surround circuitry.
In addition, the signal input to the SW (subwoofer) jack is
output to the PRE OUT SUBWOOFER jack.
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
2
Cancelling the external input mode
To cancel the external input (EXT. IN) setting, press the INPUT
MODE (AUTO, PCM, DTS) or ANALOG button to switch to
the desired input mode. (See page 32.)
2
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
1
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
(Main unit)
MODE
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
(Remote control unit)
• When the input mode is set to the external input (EXT. IN), the play
mode (DIRECT, STEREO, DOLBY/DTS SURROUND, 5CH STEREO
or DSP SIMULATION) cannot be set.
ENTER
SELECT
NOTES:
• In play modes other than the external input mode, the signals
connected to these jacks cannot be played. In addition, signals
cannot be output from channels not connected to the input
jacks.
• The external input mode can be set for any input source. To
watch video while listening to sound, select the input source to
which the video signal is connected, then set this mode.
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10 SURROUND
Before playing with the surround function
• Before playing with the surround function, be sure to use the test tones to adjust the playback level from the different speakers. This adjustment
can be performed with the system setup (see page 19) or from the remote control unit, as described below.
• Adjusting with the remote control unit using the test tones is only possible in the “Auto” mode and only effective in the DOLBY SURROUND
modes. The adjusted levels for the different modes are automatically stored in the memory.
1
Press the T. TONE button.
SYSTEM
SETUP
TUNING
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
1,3
T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
2
DVD
SET UP
(Remote control unit)
2
Test tones are output from the different speakers. Use the
channel volume adjust buttons to adjust so that the volume of
the test tones is the same for all the speakers.
3
After completing the adjustment, press the T. TONE button
again.
T.TONE
(Remote control unit)
(Remote control unit)
• After adjusting using the test tones, adjust the channel levels either according to the playback sources or to suit your tastes, as described below.
1
Select the speaker whose level you want to adjust.
CH.VOL
CH SELECT
ENTER
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
The channel switches as shown below each time the button
is pressed.
1 FR
FADER
2
1
1 C
1 SR
SW
1 SL
1
1 FL
Adjust the level of the selected speaker.
START
SYSTEM CALL
SELECT
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
TUNER
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
(Main unit)
TV/VCR
+10
(Remote control unit)
Only adjustable when the
channel is selected with the
CH.VOL buttons on the main
unit.
0
36
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
NOTES:
• The adjustment range for the different channels is +12 dB to
–12 dB.
• When using the DIRECT mode, the sound from the subwoofer
can be cut by lowering the SW (subwoofer) setting one step
from –12 dB (setting it to “OFF”).
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
1
SELECT
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
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Fader function
• This function makes it possible to lower the volume of the front channels (FL, C and FR) or the rear channels (SL and SR) together. Use it for
example to adjust the balance of the sound from the different positions when playing multi-channel music sources.
1
Select “FADER”.
CH.VOL
CH SELECT
ENTER
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
The channel switches in the order shown below each time
this button is pressed.
1 FL
1 C
1 FR
1 SR
1 SL
VOLUME
SW
1
1
FADER
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
2
Press the
button to reduce the volume of the front
channels, the
button to reduce the volume of the rear
channels.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
SYSTEM
SETUP
TUNING
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
1
SELECT
MEMORY
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
(Main unit)
2
DVD
SET UP
(Remote control unit)
* The channel whose channel level is adjusted lowest can be faded
to –12 dB using the fader function.
the channel levels are adjusted separately after adjusting the
fader, the fader adjustment values are cleared, so adjust the fader
again.
* If
This is only displayed when setting the fader control.
Dolby Surround Pro Logic mode
1
Select the Dolby Surround Pro Logic mode.
• The Dolby Pro Logic indicator lights.
Light
SURROUND
MODE
SELECT
(Main unit)
2
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
(Remote control unit)
Play a program source with the
mark.
• For operating instructions, refer to the manuals of the
respective components.
VOLUME
1
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
NOTE:
• There are four Dolby Surround Pro Logic modes (NORMAL,
PHANTOM, WIDE and 3CH. LOGIC). The AVR-2801/981 sets
the mode automatically according to the types of speakers set
during the system setup process (page 15).
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Dolby Digital mode (only with digital input) and DTS Surround mode (only with digital input)
1
Select the input source.
Playback with a digital input
q Select an input source set to digital (COAXIAL/OPTICAL).
(see page 20).
FUNCTION
VDP
2
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
w Set the input mode to “AUTO” or “DTS”.
INPUT MODE
INPUT MODE
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
2
Select the Dolby/DTS Surround mode.
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
TUNER
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
1
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
VOLUME
(Remote control unit)
When performing this operation from the main unit’s panel,
press the SURROUND MODE button, then turn the SELECT
knob and select “DOLBY/DTS”.
2
1
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
SURROUND
MODE
SELECT
5
CH SELECT
SELECT
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
(Main unit)
3
(Main unit)
Play a program source with the
,
mark.
• The Dolby Digital indicator lights when playing Dolby Digital
sources.
DIGITAL
Light
The DTS indicator lights when playing DTS sources.
Light
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ENTER
MODE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
4
6
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4
SURROUND
PARAMETER
SURROUND
PARAMETER
Display the
surround parameter
menu.
MENU/GUIDE
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
(When displayed with the remote control unit)
5
6
Select the various parameters.
SURROUND
PARAMETER
(Main unit)
(Remote control unit)
Adjust the parameter settings.
SELECT
(Main unit)
(When displayed with the buttons on the main unit)
(Remote control unit)
NOTES:
• When “Default” is selected and the
cursor button is pressed, “CINEMA EQ.” and “D.COMP.” are automatically turned off, “LFE” is
reset and the tone is set to the default value.
• With this model, Dolby Digital encoded signals can only be played in the Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, DIRECT and STEREO mode. Other
surround mode buttons will not function during the Dolgy Digital signal playback.
• With this mode, DTS signals can only be played in the DTS Surround, DIRECT and STEREO mode. Other surround mode buttons will not
function during the DTS signal playback.
Surround parameters q
CINEMA EQ. (Cinema Equalizer):
The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture
soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright.
This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital and DTS Surround modes.
D.COMP. (Dynamic Range Compression):
Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night,
or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, the Dynamic Range Compression allows you to hear all of the sounds in the
soundtrack (but with reduced dynamic range). (This only works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.) Select one of
the four parameters (“OFF”, “LOW”, “MID” (middle) or “HI” (high)). Set to OFF for normal listening.
LFE (Low Frequency Effect):
Program source and adjustment range
1. Dolby Digital: –10 dB to 0 dB
2. DTS Surround: –10 dB to 0 dB
* When DOLBY DIGITAL encoded software is played, it is recommended that the LFE LEVEL be set to 0 dB for correct DOLBY DIGITAL
playback.
* When DTS encoded movie software is played, it is recommended that the LFE LEVEL be set to 0 dB for correct DTS playback.
* When DTS encoded music software is played, it is recommended that the LFE LEVEL be set to –10 dB for correct DTS playback.
TONE:
This adjusts the tone control. (See “Surround parameters w” on page 43 and page 44)
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11 DSP SURROUND SIMULATION
• The AVR-2801/981 is equipped with a high performance DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which uses digital signal processing to synthetically
recreate the sound field. One of six preset surround modes can be selected according to the program source and the parameters can be
adjusted according to the conditions in the listening room to achieve a more realistic, powerful sound. These surround modes can also be used
for program sources not recorded in Dolby Surround Pro Logic or Dolby Digital.
Surround modes and their features
1
ROCK ARENA
Use this mode to achieve the feeling of a live concert in an arena with reflected sounds coming from all directions.
2
JAZZ CLUB
This mode creates the sound field of a live house with a low ceiling and hard walls. This mode gives jazz a very
vivid realism.
3
VIDEO GAME
Use this to enjoy video game sources.
4
MATRIX
Select this to emphasize the sense of expansion for music sources recorded in stereo. Signals consisting of the
difference component of the input signals (the component that provides the sense of expansion) processed for
delay are output from the surround channel.
5
5CH STEREO
In this mode, the signals of the front left channel are output from the left surround channel, the signals of the front
right channel are output from the right surround channel, and the same (in-phase) component of the left and right
channels is output from the center channel. This mode provides all speaker surround sound, but without directional
steering effects, and works with any stereo program source.
6
MONO MOVIE
(NOTE 1)
Select this when watching monaural movies for a greater sense of expansion.
* Depending on the program source being played, the effect may not be very noticeable.
In this case, try other surround modes, without worrying about their names, to create a sound field suited to your tastes.
NOTE 1: When playing sources recorded in monaural, the sound will be one-sided if signals are only input to one channel (left or right), so input
signals to both channels. If you have a source component with only one audio output (monophonic camcorder, etc.) obtain a “Y” adaptor
cable to split the mono output to two outputs, and connect to the L and R inputs.
NOTE:
Only the DIRECT mode can be used when playing PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz (such as from DVD-Video discs that
contain 24 bit, 96 kHz audio). If such signals are input during playback in one of the other surround modes, the mode automatically switches
to DIRECT.
Personal Memory Plus
This set is equipped with a personal memorize function that automatically memorizes the surround modes and input modes selected for the
input different sources. When the input source is switched, the modes set for that source last time it was used are automatically recalled.
* The surround parameters, tone control settings and playback level balance for the different output channels are memorized for each
surround mode.
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DSP surround simulation
• To operate the surround mode and surround parameters from the remote control unit.
1
Select the surround mode for the input channel.
VCR 1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
5CH STEREO
STEREO
0
A/B
VOLUME
DSP SIMULATION
1
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
(Remote control unit)
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
TUNING
MATRIX 0
2
MUTING
TV
1 JAZZ CLUB
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
BAND
3
2,4
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
1 ROCK ARENA
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
VDP VCR
The surround mode switches in the following order each time
the DSP SIMULATION button is pressed:
1 MONO MOVIE
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
USE/LEARN T.TONE
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
VIDEO GAME 0
Display the surround parameter screen on the monitor.
* The screen for the selected surround mode appears.
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
(Remote control unit)
3
Set the parameters.
(Remote control unit)
4
To end the setting mode, press the surround parameter button again.
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
(Remote control unit)
NOTES:
• When “Default” is selected, “CINEMA EQ.” and “D.COMP.” are automatically turned off, “ROOM SIZE” is set to “medium”, “EFFECT
LEVEL” to “10” and “DELAY TIME” to “30ms”.
• The “ROOM SIZE” expresses the expansion effect for the different surround modes in terms of the size of the sound field, not the actual
size of the listening room.
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• Operating the surround mode and surround parameters from the main unit‘s panel.
1
Turn the SELECT knob to select the surround mode.
SELECT
(Main unit)
• When turned clockwise
1 DIRECT
1 STEREO
MATRIX 0
1DOLBY PRO LOGIC
VIDEO GAME 0
1 5CH STEREO
JAZZ CLUB 0
1 MONO MOVIE
ROCK ARENA 0
• When turned counterclockwise
DIRECT 0
STEREO 0
1 MATRIX
DOLBY PRO LOGIC 0
1 VIDEO GAME
5CH STEREO 0
1 JAZZ CLUB
MONO MOVIE 0
1 ROCK ARENA
* To select the surround mode while adjusting the surround parameters, channel volume or tone control, press the surround mode button
then operate the selector.
SURROUND
MODE
(Main unit)
2
Press the SURROUND PARAMETER button.
Press and hold in the surround parameter button to select the parameter you want to set.
• The parameters which can be set differ for the different surround modes. (Refer to “Surround Modes and Parameters” on page 44.
SURROUND
PARAMETER
(Main unit)
3
Display the parameter you want to adjust, then turn the SELECT knob to set it.
NOTE:
• When playing PCM digital signals or analog signals in the 5CH STEREO, ROCK, ARENA, JAZZ CLUB, VIDEO GAME, MONO MOVIE or
MATRIX surround modes and the input signal switches to a digital signal encoded in Dolby Digital, the Dolby surround mode switches
automatically. When the input signal switches to a DTS signal, the mode automatically switches to DTS surround.
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Tone control setting
• Use the tone control setting to adjust the bass and treble as desired.
• To operate the tone control from the remote control unit.
1
Display the surround parameter
screen on the monitor.
* The screen for the selected
surround mode appears.
“TONE” cannot be selected
in the Direct mode.
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
START
SYSTEM CALL
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
0
A/B
(Remote control unit)
VOLUME
2
Select “TONE”.
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
2,4
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
(Remote control unit)
USE/LEARN T.TONE
3
1,6
CH SELECT
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
3,5
DVD
SET UP
Switch to the Tone Control
screen.
ENTER
(Remote control unit)
4
• To select Bass or Treble.
• To set the level.
* If
you do not want the tone to be adjusted, set “Tone
Defeat” to “ON”.
(Remote control unit)
5
ENTER
Enter the setting.
The surround menu screen re-appears.
(Remote control unit)
6
SURROUND
PARAMETER
To end the setting mode, press the surround parameter button again.
MENU/GUIDE
(Remote control unit)
• To operate the tone control from the main unit.
1
TONE
CONTROL
The tone switches as follows each time the TONE CONTROL button is pressed.
BASS 0
1 TREBLE
(Main ulnit)
2
SELECT
With the name of the volume to be adjusted selected, turn the SELECT knob to adjust the level.
• To increase the bass or treble:
Turn the control clockwise. (The bass or treble sound can be increased to up to +12 dB in steps of 2 dB.)
• To decrease the bass or treble:
Turn the control clockwise. (The bass or treble sound can be decreased up to –12 dB in steps of 2 dB.)
(Main ulnit)
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Surround parameters w
ROOM SIZE:
This sets the size of the sound field.
There are five settings: “small”, “med.s” (medium-small), “medium”, “med.l” (medium-large) and “large”. “small” recreates a small sound
field, “large” a large sound field.
EFFECT LEVEL:
This sets the strength of the surround effect.
The level can be set in 15 steps from 1 to 15. Lower the level if the sound seems distorted.
DELAY TIME:
In the matrix mode only, the delay time can be set within the range of 0 to 140 ms.
TONE CONTROL:
This can be set individually for the separate surround modes other than Direct.
2 Surround modes and parameters
Signals and adjustability in the different modes
Channel output
Parameter (default values are shown in parentheses)
When playing Dolby
Digital/DTS signals
FRONT L/R
CENTER
SURROUN
L/R
SUBWOOFER
TONE
CONTROL
CINEMA
EQ.
ROOM
SIZE
EFFECT
LEVEL
DELAY
TIME
D. COMP
LFE
DIRECT
C
E
E
B
E
E
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
STEREO
C
E
E
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
6CH EXTERNAL INPUT
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
E
E
E
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
C (OFF)
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
DOLBY DIGITAL
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
C (OFF)
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
DTS SURROUND
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
C (OFF)
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
5CH STEREO
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
E
E
E
ROCK ARENA
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
JAZZ CLUB
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
VIDEO GAME
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
MONO MOVIE
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
MATRIX
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
C (30msec)
E
E
Mode
C : Signal/adjustable
D : Selected by speaker configuration setting
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B : Turned on or off by speaker configuration setting
E : No signal/not adjustable
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12 LISTENING TO THE RADIO
Auto tuning
1
Set the input function to “TUNER”.
FUNCTION
TUNER
3
(Main unit)
2
(Remote control unit)
Watching the display, press the BAND button to select the
desired band (AM or FM).
START
SYSTEM CALL
BAND
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
1
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
3
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
(Remote control unit)
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
0
A/B
Press the MODE button to set the auto tuning mode.
VOLUME
MODE
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
“Auto” appears on the display.
AUDIO
(Remote control unit)
4
CD
AVR/AVC
4
2
3
Press the TUNING UP or DOWN button.
TUNING
Automatic searching begins,
then stops when a station is
tuned in.
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
MENU/GUIDE
TITLE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
MEMORY
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
USE/LEARN T.TONE
DVD
SET UP
(Remote control unit)
If tuning does not stop at the desired station, use to the “Manual
tuning” operation.
Manual tuning
1
Set the input function to “TUNER”.
FUNCTION
TUNER
3
Press the MODE button to set the manual tuning mode.
Check that the display’s “AUTO” indicator turns off.
MODE
3
(Remote control unit)
(Main unit)
2
(Remote control unit)
Watching the display, press the BAND button to select the
desired band (AM or FM).
BAND
4
Press the TUNING UP or DOWN button to tune in the desired
station.
The frequency changes continuously when the button is held
in.
TUNING
(Remote control unit)
(Remote control unit)
NOTES:
• When in the auto tuning mode on the FM band, the “STEREO” indicator lights on the display when a stereo broadcast is tuned in. At open
frequencies, the noise is muted and the “TUNED” and “STEREO” indicators turn off.
• When the manual tuning mode is set, FM stereo broadcasts are received in monaural and the “STEREO” indicator turns off.
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Preset memory
1
2
Use the “Auto tuning” or “Manual tuning” operation to tune
in the station to be preset in the memory.
Press the MEMORY button.
START
SYSTEM CALL
MEMORY
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
TUNER
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
8
9
7
3
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
(Remote control unit)
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
TV/VCR
+10
Press the SHIFT button and select the desired memory block
(A to E).
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
0
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
SHIFT
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
(Remote control unit)
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
4
Press the PRESET UP or DOWN button to select the desired
preset channel (1 to 8).
2,5
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
CHANNEL
(Remote control unit)
5
Press the MEMORY button again to store the station in the
preset memory.
MEMORY
(Remote control unit)
To preset other channels, repeat steps 2 to 5.
A total of 40 broadcast stations can be preset — 8 stations
(channels 1 to 8) in each of blocks A to E.
Checking the preset stations
• The preset broadcast stations can be checked on the on screen display.
1
Press the ON SCREEN button repeatedly until the “Tuner Preset Stations” screen appears on the
on screen display.
VDP VCR
TUNING
ON SCREEN
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
RETURN
SELECT
USE/LEARN T.TONE
(Remote control unit)
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ENTER
MODE
MEMORY
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
1
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
DVD
SET UP
3
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Recalling preset stations
• To call out out preset stations from the remote control unit.
1
SHIFT
START
SYSTEM CALL
Watching the display, press the
SHIFT button to select the preset
memory block.
SET
LEARNED/TX
POWER
CALL
DVD
VDP
1
2
OFF
SHIFT
3
TV/DBS
PHONO
4
5
6
VCR-1
CD
CDR / TAPE
7
8
9
CHANNEL
VCR-2/V.AUX
2
CHANNEL
Watching the display, press the
PRESET UP or DOWN button to
select the desired preset channel.
1
2
TV/VCR
+10
(Remote control unit)
RC-881
ON / SOURCE
TUNER
0
A/B
VOLUME
DISC SKIP+
SPEAKER
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG
EXT.IN
MASTER VOL.
AUDIO
CD
AVR/AVC
VIDEO
DECK CDR/MD
DVD
MUTING
TV
VDP VCR
TUNING
(Remote control unit)
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
BAND
CH SELECT
ENTER
MODE
SELECT
• Calling out preset stations from the main unit‘s panel.
1
TUNING
PRESET
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE
Press the TUNING PRESET button.
STATUS
ON SCREEN
DISPLAY
RETURN
SET UP
(Main unit)
2
FUNCTION
Turn the FUNCTION knob and
select the desired station.
(Main unit)
13 LAST FUNCTION MEMORY
• This unit is equipped with a last function memory which stores the input and output setting conditions as they were immediately before the
power is switched off.
This function eliminates the need to perform complicated resettings when the power is switched on.
• The unit is also equipped with a back-up memory. This function provides approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit’s
power switch is off and with the power cord disconnected.
14 INITIALIZATION OF THE MICROPROCESSOR
When the indication of the display is not normal or when the operation of the unit does not shows the reasonable result, the initialization of the
microprocessor is required by the following procedure.
1
2
3
Switch off the unit and remove the AC cord from the wall
outlet.
B
VOLUME LEVEL
REMOTE
SENSOR
STAND BY
SIGNAL
LOCK
DIGITAL
AUTO
INPUT
DIGITAL
PCM
Hold the following A button and B button, and plug the AC
cord into the outlet.
Check that the entire display is flashing with an interval of
about 1 second, and release your fingers from the 2 buttons
and the microprocessor will be initialized.
2
NOTES:
• If step 3 does not work, start over from step 1.
• If the microprocessor has been reset, all the button settings are
reset to the default values (the values set upon shipment from
the factory).
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15 TROUBLESHOOTING
If a problem should arise,first check the following.
1. Are the connections correct ?
2. Have you operated the receiver according to the Operating Instructions ?
3. Are the speakers, turntable and other components operating property ?
If this unit is not operating properly, check the items listed in the table below. Should the problem persist, there may be a malfunction.
Disconnect the power immediately and contact your store of purchase.
When playing records
Common problems when listening to the CD, records, tapes and FM broadcasts, etc.
Symptom
DISPLAY not lit and sound not produced
when power switch set to on.
DISPLAY lit but sound not produced.
Page
• Power cord not plugged in securely.
• Check the insertion of the power cord plug.
• Turn the power on with the remote control
unit after turning the POWER switch on.
6
31
• Speaker cords not securely connected.
• Improper position of the audio function
button.
• Volume control set to minimum.
• MUTING is on.
• Digital signals not input Digital input
selected.
• Connect securely.
• Set to a suitable position.
• Turn volume up to suitable level.
• Switch off MUTING.
• Input digital signals or select input jacks to
which digital signals are being input.
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34
32
• Speaker terminals are short-circuited.
• Switch power off, connect speakers
properly, then switch power back on.
• Turn off the set’s power, then ventilate it
well to cool it down.
Once the set is cooled down, turn the
power back on.
• Turn off the set’s power, then ventilate it
well to cool it down.
Once the set is cooled down, turn the
power back on.
10, 11
DISPLAY not lit and power indicator is
flashing rapidly.
• The unit is operating at continuous high
power conditions and/or inadequate
ventilation.
10, 11
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4, 5
4, 5
Sound produced only from one channel.
• Incomplete connection of speaker cords.
• Incomplete connection of input/output
cords.
• Connect securely.
• Connect securely.
10, 11
6 ~ 11
Positions of instruments reversed during
stereo playback.
• Reverse connections of left and right
speakers or left and right input/output
cords.
• Check left and right connections.
10, 11
The on screen display is not displayed.
• “On screen display” is set to off on the
system setup menu screen.
• Set “on screen display” on the system
setup menu screen to on.
22
• Ground wire of turntable not connected
properly.
• Incomplete PHONO jack connection.
• TV or radio transmission antenna nearby.
• Connect securely.
6
Humming noise produced when record is
playing.
• Connect securely.
• Contact your store of purchase.
6
—
• Turntable and speaker systems too close
together.
• Floor is unstable and vibrates easily.
• Separate as much as possible.
—
• Use cushions to absorb speaker vibrations
transmitted by floor. If turntable is not
equipped with insulators, use audio
insulators (commonly available).
—
• Stylus pressure too weak.
• Dust or dirt on stylus.
• Cartridge defective.
• Apply proper stylus pressure.
• Check stylus.
• Replace cartridge.
—
—
—
• MC cartridge being used.
• Replace with MM cartridge or use a head
amplifier or step-up transformer.
6
• Batteries dead.
• Remote control unit too far from this unit.
• Obstacle between this unit and remote
control unit.
• Different button is being pressed.
• < and > ends of battery inserted in reverse.
• Replace with new batteries.
• Move closer.
• Remove obstacle.
23
23
23
• Press the proper button.
• Insert batteries properly.
—
23
Howling noise produced when volume is
high.
Volume is weak.
Remote control
unit
Measures
• Block the ventilation holes of the set.
Sound is distorted.
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Cause
This unit does not operate properly when
remote control unit is used.
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16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Speaker setting examples
Here we describe a number of speaker settings for different purposes. Use these examples as guides to set up your system according to the type
of speakers used and the main usage purpose.
(1) Basic setting
Use this setting if your main purpose is to listen to movie music and when using one set (two speakers) of regular single-way or two-way
speakers as the surround speakers.
Front speakers
Monitor
Center speaker
Subwoofer
45°
• Set the front speakers with their front surfaces as flush with the
TV or monitor screen as possible. Set the center speaker
between the front left and right speakers and no further from
the listening position than the front speakers.
• Consult the owner’s manual for your subwoofer for advice on
placing the subwoofer within the listening room.
• If the surround speakers are direct-radiating (monopolar) then
place them slightly behind and at an angle to the listening
position and parallel to the walls at a position 60 to 90
centimeters (2 to 3 feet) above ear level at the prime listening
position.
Surround speaker
Front speaker
60 to 90 cm
As seen from the side
120°
Surround speakers
As seen from above
(2) Using diffusion type speakers for the surround speakers
For the greatest sense of surround sound envelopment, diffuse radiation speakers such as bipolar types, or dipolar types, provide a wider
dispersion than is possible to obtain from a direct radiating speaker (monopolar). Place these speakers at either side of the prime listening
position, mounted above ear level.
Path of the surround sound from the
speakers to the listening position
• Set the front speakers, center speaker and subwoofer in the
same positions as in example (1).
• Set the surround speakers directly at the sides of the listening
position and 60 to 90 centimeters (2 to 3 feet) above ear level.
• The signals from the surround channels reflect off the walls as
shown on the diagram at the left, creating an enveloping and
realistic surround sound presentation.
Surround speaker
Front speaker
60 to 90 cm
As seen from the side
As seen from above
Surround
The AVR-2801/981 is equipped with a digital signal processing circuit that lets you play program sources in the surround mode to achieve the same
sense of presence as in a movie theater.
Dolby Surround
(1) Dolby Digital (Dolby Surround AC-3)
Dolby Digital is the multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Digital consists of up to “5.1” channels - front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right, and an additional channel exclusively
reserved for additional deep bass sound effects (the Low Frequency Effects – LFE – channel, also called the “.1” channel, containing bass
frequencies of up to 120 Hz).
Unlike the analog Dolby Pro Logic format, Dolby Digital’s main channels can all contain full range sound information, from the lowest bass, up
to the highest frequencies – 22 kHz. The signals within each channel are distinct from the others, allowing pinpoint sound imaging, and Dolby
Digital offers tremendous dynamic range from the most powerful sound effects to the quietest, softest sounds, free from noise and distortion.
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2 Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic
Comparison of home surround systems
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic
No. recorded channels (elements)
5.1 ch
2 ch
No. playback channels
5.1 ch
4 ch
L, R, C, SL, SR, SW
L, R, C, S (SW - recommended)
Playback channels (max.)
Digital discrete processing
Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding/decoding
Audio processing
High frequency playback limit of surround
channel
Analog matrix processing Dolby Surround
20 kHz
7 kHz
2 Dolby Digital compatible media and playback methods
Marks indicating Dolby Digital compatibility:
and
.
The following are general examples. Also refer to the player’s operating instructions.
Media
Dolby Digital output jacks
Playback method (reference page)
LD (VDP)
Coaxial Dolby Digital RF output jack
*1
Set the input mode to “AUTO”.
(Page 32)
DVD
Optical or coaxial digital output
(same as for PCM)
*2
Set the input mode to “AUTO”.
(Page 32)
Others
(satellite broadcasts, CATV, etc.)
Optical or coaxial digital output
(same as for PCM)
Set the input mode to “AUTO”.
(Page 32)
*1
Please use a commercially available adapter when connecting the Dolby Digital RF (AC-3RF) output jack of the LD player to the digital input
jack.
Please refer to the instruction manual of the adapter when making connection.
*2 Some DVD digital outputs have the function of switching the Dolby Digital signal output method between “bit stream” and “(convert to)
PCM”. When playing in Dolby Digital surround on the AVR-2801/981, switch the DVD player’s output mode to “bit stream”. In some cases
players are equipped with both “bit stream + PCM” and “PCM only” digital outputs. In this case connect the “bit stream + PCM” jacks to
the AVR-2801/981.
(2) Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic is a multi-channel signal playback system developed by Dolby Laboratories which decodes sources recorded in Dolby
Surround into four channels: front left, center, front right and surround (the surround channel is monaural, but is played through two surround
speakers). Here, “sources recorded in Dolby Surround” are sources on which surround signals (three channels or more) are recorded onto
two channels using Dolby Surround encoding technology. Dolby Surround recording is possible for all two-channel signal sources, including
soundtracks on DVDs ( * ), LDs or hi-fi VCRs (for which stereo signal recording is possible), stereo FM, TV and satellite broadcasts, stereo CD,
MD and analog cassette tape recordings. Sources recorded in Dolby Surround are compatible with stereo playback, so they can be played in
stereo on regular stereo equipment and in surround with Dolby Pro Logic processing. (DTS and Dolby Digital require special decoders to be
played.)
With Dolby Pro Logic, the signal levels of the different channels of the source recorded in Dolby Surround are monitored, channels with higher
signal levels are emphasized and the level of the other channels is decreased in order to reinforce the directivity and achieve an effective
surround sound.
* DVDs recorded in Dolby Surround include sources recorded in PCM and sources recorded in 2-channel Dolby Digital. For 2-channel Dolby
Digital DVD sources, the DVD player’s audio mode is 2-channel Dolby Digital, and the AVR-2801/981’s surround mode is Dolby Pro Logic.
2 Dolby Pro Logic compatible media and playback methods
Mark indicating Dolby Pro Logic compatibility:
When playing in Dolby Pro Logic, select the input signal according to how the player is connected to the AVR-2801/981, in the same way as
selecting the stereo signal (see page 20). Set the surround mode to “DOLBY SURROUND” (see page 37) to play in Dolby Pro Logic.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works, ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
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DTS Digital Surround
Digital Theater Surround (also called simply DTS) is a multi-channel digital signal format developed by Digital Theater Systems.
DTS offers the same “5.1” playback channels as Dolby Digital (front left, front right and center, surround left and surround right) as well as the
stereo 2-channel mode. The signals for the different channels are fully independent, eliminating the risk of deterioration of sound quality due to
interference between signals, crosstalk, etc.
DTS features a relatively higher bit rate as compared to Dolby Digital (1234 kbps for CDs and LDs, 1536 kbps for DVDs) so it operates with a
relatively low compression rate. Because of this the amount of data is great, and when DTS playback is used in movie theaters, a separate CDROM synchronized with the film is played.
With LDs and DVDs, there is of course no need for an extra disc; the pictures and sound can be recorded simultaneously on the same disc, so
the discs can be handled in the same way as discs with other formats.
There are also music CDs recorded in DTS. These CDs include 5.1-channel surround signals (compared to two channels on current CDs). They do
not include picture data, but they offer surround playback on CD players that are equipped with digital outputs (PCM type digital output required).
DTS surround track playback offers the same intricate, grand sound as in a movie theater, right in your own listening room.
2 DTS compatible media and playback methods
Marks indicating DTS compatibility:
and
.
The following are general examples. Also refer to the player’s operating instructions.
Media
Dolby Digital output jacks
Playback method (reference page)
CD
Optical or coaxial digital output
(same as for PCM) *2
Set the input mode to “AUTO” or “DTS” (page 37).
Never set the mode to “ANALOG” or “PCM”. *1
LD (VDP)
Optical or coaxial digital output
(same as for PCM) *2
Set the input mode to “AUTO” or “DTS” (page 37).
Never set the mode to “ANALOG” or “PCM”. *1
DVD
Optical or coaxial digital output
(same as for PCM) *3
Set the input mode to “AUTO” or “DTS” (page 37).
*1
DTS signals are recorded in the same way on CDs and LDs as PCM signals. Because of this, the un-decoded DTS signals are output as
random “hissy” noise from the CD or LD player’s analog outputs. If this noise is played with the amplifier set at a very high volume, it may
possibly cause damage to the speakers. To avoid this, be sure to switch the input mode to “AUTO” or “DTS” before playing CDs or LDs
recorded in DTS. Also, never switch the input mode to “ANALOG” or “PCM” during playback. The same holds true when playing CDs or
LDs on a DVD player or LD/DVD compatible player. For DVDs, the DTS signals are recorded in a special way so this problem does not occur.
*2 The signals provided at the digital outputs of a CD or LD player may undergo some sort of internal signal processing (output level
adjustment, sampling frequency conversion, etc.). In this case the DTS-encoded signals may be processed erroneously, in which case they
cannot be decoded by the AVR-2801/981, or may only produce noise. Before playing DTS signals for the first time, turn down the master
volume to a low level, start playing the DTS disc, then check whether the DTS indicator on the AVR-2801/981 (see page 38) lights before
turning up the master volume.
*3 A DVD player with DTS-compatible digital output is required to play DTS DVDs. A DTS Digital Output logo is featured on the front panel of
compatible DVD players. Recent DENON DVD player models feature DTS-compatible digital output – consult the player’s owner’s manual
for information on configuring the digital output for DTS playback of DTS-encoded DVDs.
Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc. US Pat. No. 5,451,942 and other worldwide patents issues and pending.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ©1996 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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System setup items and default values (set upon shipment from the factory)
System setup
Default settings
Speaker
Configuration
Input the combination of speakers in your system and their
corresponding sizes (SMALL for regular speakers, LARGE for full-size,
full-range) to automatically set the composition of the signals output
from the speakers and the frequency response.
Subwoofer mode
This selects the subwoofer speaker for playing deep bass signals.
w
Delay Time
This parameter is for optimizing the timing with which the audio
signals are produced from the speakers and subwoofer according to
the listening position.
e
Channel
Level
This adjusts the volume of the signals output from the speakers and Front L Front R Subwoofer
subwoofer for the different channels in order to obtain optimum
effects.
0 dB
0 dB
0 dB
r
Digital In
Adjutment
This assigns the digital input jacks for the different input
sources.
On Screen
Display
This sets whether or not to display the on-screen display that appears
on the monitor screen when the controls on the remote control unit or
main unit are operated (from MONITOR outputs only).
q
t
y
Auto Tuner
Presets
Front Sp.
Center Sp.
Surround Sp.
Subwoofer
Large
Small
Small
Yes
LFE
Front & Subwoofer
Center
Surround L & R
—
3.6 m (12 ft)
3.6 m (12 ft)
3.0 m (10 ft)
—
Center
Surround L Surround R
Input
source
CD
DVD
Digital
Inputs
COAXIAL
OPTICAL 1
FM stations are received automatically and stored in the memory.
0 dB
TV/DBS
VDP
OPTICAL 2 OPTICAL 3
—
—
0 dB
0 dB
—
—
VCR-1
VCR-2/
V. AUX
—
—
OFF
OFF
—
—
On Screen Display = ON
A1 ~ A8
87.5/89.1/98.1/107.9/90.1/90.1/90.1/90.1 MHz
B1 ~ B8
520/600/1000/1400/1500/1710 kHz/90.1/90.1 MHz
C1 ~ C8
90.1 MHz
D1 ~ D8
90.1 MHz
E1 ~ E8
90.1 MHz
Surround modes and parameters
Signals and adjustability in the different modes
Channel output
Parameter (default values are shown in parentheses)
When playing Dolby
Digital/DTS signals
FRONT L/R
CENTER
SURROUN
L/R
SUBWOOFER
TONE
CONTROL
CINEMA
EQ.
ROOM
SIZE
EFFECT
LEVEL
DELAY
TIME
D. COMP
LFE
DIRECT
C
E
E
B
E
E
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
STEREO
C
E
E
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
6CH EXTERNAL INPUT
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
E
E
E
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
C (OFF)
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
DOLBY DIGITAL
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
C (OFF)
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
DTS SURROUND
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
C (OFF)
E
E
E
C (OFF)
C (0dB)
5CH STEREO
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
E
E
E
ROCK ARENA
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
JAZZ CLUB
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
VIDEO GAME
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
MONO MOVIE
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
C (Medium)
C (10)
E
E
E
MATRIX
C
B
B
B
C (0dB)
E
E
E
C (30msec)
E
E
Mode
C : Signal/adjustable
D : Selected by speaker configuration setting
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17 SPECIFICATIONS
2
Audio section
• Power amplifier
Rated output:
Front:
Center:
Surround:
Dynamic power:
Output terminals:
120 W x 2
170 W x 2
200 W x 2
Front:
Surround /
• Analog
Input sensitivity / input impedance:
Frequency response:
S/N:
Distortion:
Rated output:
• Digital
D/A output:
2
2
2
2
90 W + 90 W
(8 Ω/ohms,
135 W + 135 W
(6 Ω/ohms,
90 W
(8 Ω/ohms,
135 W
(6 Ω/ohms,
90 W + 90 W
(8 Ω/ohms,
135 W + 135 W
(6 Ω/ohms,
ch (8 Ω/ohms)
ch (4 Ω/ohms)
ch (2 Ω/ohms)
A or B 6 ~ 16 Ω/ohms
A + B 8 ~ 16 Ω/ohms
Center:
6 ~ 16 Ω/ohms
20 Hz ~ 20 kHz with 0.05% T.H.D.)
1 kHz with 0.7% T.H.D.)
20 Hz ~ 20 kHz with 0.05% T.H.D.)
1 kHz with 0.7% T.H.D.)
20 Hz ~ 20 kHz with 0.05% T.H.D.)
1 kHz with 0.7% T.H.D.)
200 mV / 47 kΩ/kohms
10 Hz ~ 100 kHz: +0, –3 dB (DIRECT mode)
102 dB (DIRECT mode)
0.008% (20 Hz ~ 20 kHz) (DIRECT mode)
1.2 V
Rated output — 2 V (at 0 dB playback)
Total harmonic distortion — 0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)
S/N ratio — 102 dB
Dynamic range — 96 dB
Format — Digital audio interface
Digital input:
• Phono equalizer (PHONO input — REC OUT)
Input sensitivity:
2.5 mV
RIAA deviation:
±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio:
74 dB (A weighting, with 5 mV input)
Rated output / Maximum output:
150 mV / 7 V
Distortion factor:
0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)
Video section
• Standard video jacks
Input / output level and impedance:
1 Vp-p, 75 Ω/ohms
Frequency response:
5 Hz ~ 10 MHz — +0, –3 dB
• S-video jacks
Input / output level and impedance:
Y (brightness) signal — 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω/ohms
C (color) signal — 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω/ohms
Frequency response:
5 Hz ~ 10 MHz — +0, –3 dB
Tuner section
[FM] (note: µV at 75 Ω/ohms, 0 dBf=1 x 10–15 W) [AM]
Reseiving Range:
87.50 MHz ~ 107.90 MHz
520 kHz ~ 1710 kHz
Usable Sensitivity:
1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)
18 µV
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity:
MONO
1.6 µV (15.3 dBf)
STEREO 23 µV (38.5 dBf)
S/N (IHF-A):
MONO
80 dB
STEREO 75 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1 kHz):
MONO
0.15%
STEREO 0.3%
General
Powr supply:
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption:
5.0 A
Maximum external dimensions:
434 (W) x 171 (H) x 416 (D) mm (17-3/32” x 6-47/64” x 16-3/8”)
Mass:
11.5 kg (25 lbs 6 oz)
Remote control unit (RC-881)
Batteries:
R6P/AA Type (two batteries)
External dimensions:
70 (W) x 215 (H) x 24 (D) mm (2-3/4” x 8-15/32” x 15/16”)
Mass:
200 g (Approx. 7 oz) (including batteries)
* For purposes of improvement, specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
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