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VSX-1017AV-S
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AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
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Operating Instructions
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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.
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Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please
ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement
cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe
electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue : Neutral Brown : Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows ;
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.
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WARNING
WARNING
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V
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or 120 V) written on the rear panel.
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filled
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
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or moisture.
WARNING
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
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equipment.
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC), EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and
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93/68/EEC).
VENTILATION CAUTION
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat
radiation (at least 60 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and
30 cm at each side).
WARNING
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
product, and to protect it from overheating. To
prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be
blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the
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equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
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If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
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on vacation).
CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from
the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore,
make sure the unit has been installed so that the
power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC
outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard,
the power cord should also be unplugged from the
AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time
(for example, when on vacation).
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Operating Environment
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
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strong artificial light)
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
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warranty period.
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used
electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to
designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health.
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate
your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
Contents
01 Before you start
04 Controls and displays
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating range of remote control unit . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
02 5 minute guide
05 Listening to your system
Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(Auto MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup . . . . 10
Playing a source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Home THX modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the effect options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in stereo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Front Stage Surround Advance. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ. . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using surround back channel processing . . . . . . . . .
Using the Virtual Surround Back mode . . . . . . . . . .
Using Midnight and Loudness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enhancing dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the tone controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
03 Connecting your equipment
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
When making cable connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting your TV and DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other
set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other
video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting digital audio sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting analog audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting a component to the front panel
inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Installing your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Placing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
THX speaker system setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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06 USB playback
Using the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic playback controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a file from the folder/file list for
playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compressed audio compatibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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07 Using the tuner
Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving FM stereo sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Naming station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An introduction to RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Searching for RDS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using EON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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08 The System Setup menu
11 Using other functions
Making receiver settings from the System Setup
menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Manual MCACC setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Crossover Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
THX Audio Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
THX Speaker Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Making an audio or a video recording. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reducing the level of an analog signal . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimming the display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the speaker impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
09 Other connections
Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Connecting your iPod to the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
iPod playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs. . . . . . . . 47
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . . 47
Speaker B setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Bi-amping your front speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Bi-wiring your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Connecting additional amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma
display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer plasma
display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
10 Other Settings
The Input Assign menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Dynamic Range Control Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Dual Mono Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
LFE Attenuator Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays. . . . . . . . . . 54
Video Converter Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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12 Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the remote to control other components. . . .
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the remote control presets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirming preset codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Direct function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi Operation and System Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming a multi-operation or a shutdown
sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using multi operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using System off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating other Pioneer components with this
unit’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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13 Additional information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
iPod messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surround sound formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dolby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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About THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening modes with different input signal
formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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01
Before you start
Chapter 1:
Before you start
Features
• Advanced Direct Energy design
This receiver offers a new advancement in discrete
design unique to Pioneer for high-power drivability, low
distortion and stable imaging. Through symmetrical
placement of power amplification units, this receiver
generates equal amplifier power to all channels,
eliminating the possibility of one channel dominating a
particular sound field.
• Easy setup using Multichannel Acoustic
Calibration (Auto MCACC)
Setting up for home theater sound is as easy as
connecting speakers, components like a DVD player, and
a TV. The Auto MCACC Setup, which includes the
advanced features of Professional Acoustic Calibration
EQ, provides a quick yet accurate surround sound setup.
This innovative technology measures the reverb
characteristics of your listening area, allowing you to
customize your system calibration. Moreover, you have
access to the full range of surround sound settings.
• THX Select2 certified design
This receiver bears the THX Select2 logo, which means it
has passed a rigorous series of quality and performance
tests covering every aspect of the product. This includes
testing of pre-amplifier and power amplifier performance
and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both
the digital and analog domain, making your home
theater experience as faithful as possible to what the
director intended.
• Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, including Dolby
Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 96/24 and DTS-ES
Dolby Digital and DTS decoding brings theater sound
right into your home with up to six channels of surround
sound, including a special LFE (Low Frequency Effects)
channel for deep, realistic sound effects.
The built-in Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo:6 decoders
not only provide full surround sound decoding for Dolby
Surround sources, but will also generate convincing
surround sound for any stereo source.
Also, with the addition of a surround back speaker, you
can take advantage of the built-in Dolby Digital EX and
DTS-ES decoders for six-channel surround sound.
• Phase correction
Based on Pioneer’s unique Phase Control Technology,
the Phase Control feature incorporated into this
receiver’s design provides coherent sound reproduction
through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound
image at your listening position.
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• Sound Retriever
The Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP
technology that helps bring CD quality sound back to
WMA, MP3 and MPEG-4 AAC audio files by restoring
sound pressure and smoothing jagged artifacts left over
after compression.
• Front Stage Surround Advance
With the Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can
enjoy seamless, natural surround sound effects using
only the front speakers, without deteriorating the quality
of the original sound.
• HDMI compatibility
This receiver is compatible with the HDMI digital video
format, providing you high-definition digital video and
digital audio via a single cable.
• Built-in video converter
The built-in video converter provides output of all analog
video signals to your TV or monitor (regardless of the type
of connection), allowing you to connect components
using component, S-video, and composite video
connections as you like.
• iPod Ready
With the new iPod terminal, you’ll be up and running in no
time, now that this receiver’s enhanced compatibility
makes on-screen control of your iPod an added possibility.
• USB interface
The USB allows you to listen to two-channel audio from a
USB mass storage device connected to this receiver.
• Easy-to-use LCD remote control
The remote control gives you not only complete control
over every function of this receiver, but also over the main
functions for other components in your home theater
system. Using a system of preset codes, you can program
the remote to operate a wide range of other equipment.
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Before you start
Checking what’s in the box
01
Loading the batteries
Please check that you’ve received the following supplied
accessories:
• Setup microphone (cable: 5 m)
• Remote control unit
• AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries x2
• AM loop antenna
• FM wire antenna
• Warranty card
• These operating instructions
Caution
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as
leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
• Never use new and old batteries together.
Installing the receiver
• When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a
level and stable surface.
Don’t install it on the following places:
– on a color TV (the screen may distort)
– near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off
a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.
– in direct sunlight
– in damp or wet areas
– in extremely hot or cold areas
– in places where there is vibration or other movement
– in places that are very dusty
– in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)
• Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries
properly according to the marks in the battery case.
• Batteries with the same shape may have different
voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
• When disposing of used batteries, please comply
with governmental regulations or environmental
public instruction’s rules that apply in your country or
area.
• Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or
other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or
near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak,
overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the
life or performance of batteries.
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02
5 minute guide
Chapter 2:
5 minute guide
• Set the subwoofer volume to a comfortable level.
Introduction to home theater
Home theater refers to the use of multiple audio tracks to create
a surround sound effect, making you feel like you’re in the middle
of the action or concert. The surround sound you get from a
home theater system depends not only on your speaker setup,
but also on the source and the sound settings of the receiver.
This receiver will automatically decode multichannel Dolby
Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround sources according to your
speaker setup. In most cases, you won’t have to make
changes for realistic surround sound, but other possibilities
(like listening to a CD with multichannel surround sound)
are explained in Listening to your system on page 27.
Listening to Surround Sound
This receiver was designed with the easiest possible setup in mind,
so with the following quick setup guide, you should have your
system hooked up for surround sound in no time at all. In most
cases, you can simply leave the receiver in the default settings.
• Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting this unit to an AC power source.
1 Connect your TV and DVD player.
See Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 13 to do
this. For surround sound, you’ll want to hook up using a
digital connection from the DVD player to the receiver.
4 Use the on-screen automatic MCACC setup to set up
your system.
See Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto
MCACC) below for more on this.
5 Play a DVD, and adjust the volume to your liking.
Make sure that DVD/LD is showing in the receiver’s display,
indicating that the DVD input is selected. If it isn’t, press DVD
on the remote control to set the receiver to the DVD input.
In addition to the basic playback explained in Playing a source
on page 10, there are several other sound options you can
select. See Listening to your system on page 27 for more on
this.
See also Making receiver settings from the System Setup
menu on page 38 for more setup options.
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (Auto MCACC)
The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic
characteristics of your listening area, taking into account
ambient noise, speaker size and distance, and tests for both
channel delay and channel level. After you have set up the
microphone provided with your system, the receiver uses
the information from a series of test tones to optimize the
speaker settings and equalization for your particular room.
2 Connect your speakers and place them for optimal
surround sound.
Connect your speakers as shown in Installing your
speaker system on page 18.
Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a
source on page 10.
Where you place the speakers will have a big effect on the
sound. Place your speakers as shown below for the best
surround sound effect. Also see Placing the speakers on
page 19 for more on this.
• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not
moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
Center (C)
Front
Right (R)
Important
• Before using the Auto MCACC Setup, make sure that
the headphones are disconnected from this receiver
and the iPod or USB is not selected as the input source.
Caution
Front
Left (L)
Subwoofer (SW)
Surround
Right (SR)
Surround
Back
Right (SBR)
Listening
position
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are
output at high volume.
DIALOG E
SOURCE
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
MENU
TUNE
ST
Surround
Back Left (SBL)
3 Plug in the receiver and switch it on, followed by
your DVD player, your subwoofer and the TV.
Make sure you’ve set the video input on your TV to this receiver. Check
the manual that came with the TV if you don’t know how to do this.
En
D.ACCESS
TOP MENU
Surround
Left (SL)
8
S.RETRIEVER
PHASE
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TUNE
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
TV CONTROL
TV CTRL
TV VOL
USB
RECEIVER
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
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02
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC
jack on the front panel.
Place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your
normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make
sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and
the microphone.
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access the
MCACC SETUP MIC jack:
S - VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the
speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this
case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 7.
• With error messages (such as Ambient Noise or
Microphone Check) select RETRY after checking for
ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup below) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem,
you can simply select OK and continue.
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
2.Auto MCACC
2.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing
The Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone
is connected.1
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
Check!
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
Front
Center
Surround
SB
SUB W.
:Cancel
10 : Next
[
[
[
[
[
YES
YES
YES
Yx2
YES
]
]
]
]
]
OK
:Cancel
2. Auto MCACC
Surr Back System
Normal (SB)
Enter : Next
]
: Cancel
3
Make sure ‘Normal (SB)’ is selected then press ENTER.2
4
Make sure ‘TYPE1’ is selected then press ENTER.3
2. Auto MCACC
TYPE1
EQ TYPE
• • ALL CH ADJUST
Enter : Start
: Cancel
5 Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re
using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to
a comfortable volume level.
6 Wait for the test tones to finish then confirm the
speaker configuration in the OSD.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers
present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while
it’s doing this.4
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the
actual speakers you have.5
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side
column (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct), there may be a problem with the speaker
connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the
power and check the speaker connections. If there
doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use /
to select the speaker and / to change the setting
(and number for surround back) and continue.
7 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs more test tones to determine the
optimum receiver settings for channel level, speaker
distance, and Acoustic Calibration EQ.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 2 to 6 minutes.
8 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Select
‘SKIP’ to go back to the System Setup menu.
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver
upon completion of the Auto MCACC setup.
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give
you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is
also possible to adjust these settings manually using the
System Setup menu (starting on page 38).6
Note
1 • If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup, or leave an error message for over three minutes, the screen saver will appear.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component, S-video, or composite connections for system setup.
2 • If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through Surround back speaker
setting on page 38 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 5.
• If you have THX-certified speakers, make sure YES is selected in THX Speaker Setup on page 45.
3 When TYPE1 is selected, the calibration is set for ALL CH ADJUST; when TYPE2 is selected, the calibration is set for both ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT
ALIGN. For details on the correction of each setting, see Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 40.
4 Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.
5 If you’re using the front panel display, the diagram in Listening to Surround Sound above indicates (in bold) how each speaker is displayed.
6 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm will end up with different size settings.
You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 43.
• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and
room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
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Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto
MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the
walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the
microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check
for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan,
etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch
them off if necessary. If there are any instructions
showing in the front panel display, please follow them.
Better sound using Phase Control
This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase
correction measures to make sure your sound source
arrives at the listening position in phase, preventing
unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound (see
illustration below).
PHASE CONTROL OFF
• Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of
the microphone. If this seems to be happening,
switch off the TV when doing the Auto MCACC Setup.
Listening
position
Front speaker
?
Playing a source
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such
as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
Sound
source
Subwoofer
PHASE CONTROL ON
GUIDE
TV CONTROL
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
INPUT
SELECT
TV VOL
A
TV CH
Listening
position
Front speaker
VOL
REC
MUTE
MPX
B
EON
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
DVR 2
DVD
TV
CD-R/TAPE
CD
DVR 1
D
HDD
CH
PHOTO
TV CTRL
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
E
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
USB
iPod
TUNER
RECEIVER
Sound
source
Subwoofer
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
1 Switch on your system components and receiver.
Start by switching on the playback component (for
example a DVD player), your TV1 and subwoofer (if you
have one), then the receiver (press  RECEIVER).
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound
reproduction through the use of phase matching4 for an
optimal sound image at your listening position. The
default setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase
Control switched on for all sound sources.
• Make sure the setup mic is disconnected.
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
2 Select the input source you want to play.
You can use the input source buttons on the remote
control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel controls.2
3 Press AUTO SURR to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and
start playback of the source.3
If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound
DVD disc, you should hear surround sound. If you are
playing a stereo source, you will only hear sound from the
front left/right speakers in the default listening mode.
• See also Listening to your system on page 27 for
information on different ways of listening to sources.
CD-R/TAPE
CD
D.ACCESS
TV CTRL
USB
SLEEP
SB ch
SR+
DIMMER
DIALOG E
PHASE
+10
RECEIVER
ANALOG
ATT
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
S.RETRIEVER
CLASS
DISC
ENTER
• Press RECEIVER then PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to
switch on phase correction.
The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.
4 Use the volume control to adjust the volume level.
Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is
coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.
Note
1 Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver. (For example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO 1 jacks on your TV, make sure that
the VIDEO 1 input is now selected.)
2 If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 30).
3 • You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It should be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and
88.2 kHz / 96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an MPEG audio option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.
• Depending on your DVD player or source discs, you may only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound. In this case, the receiver must be set to a
multichannel listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 27 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.
4 Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in phase’, they crest and trough together,
resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough (as shown in the upper section of the diagram
above) then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound image will be produced.
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Chapter 3:
Connecting your equipment
This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This page explains the
kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
Rear panel
9
PRE OUT
CENTER
CENTE
L
L (Single)
R
RROUND
D
CK
13
A
IN
OUT
IN
DVR/VCR1
OUT
IN
DVR/VCR2
Caution
• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.
1 HDMI connectors (x3)
Two inputs and one output for high-quality audio/video
connection to compatible HDMI devices.
 Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 47.
2 Coaxial digital audio inputs (x2)
Use for digital audio sources, including DVD players/
recorders, digital satellite receivers, CD players, etc.
 See also The Input Assign menu on page 52 to assign
the inputs.
3 Optical digital audio output/input(s) (x4)
Use the OUT jack for recording to a CD or MiniDisc
recorder.
 Connecting digital audio sources on page 16.
Use the IN jacks for digital audio sources, including DVD
players/recorders, digital satellite receivers, CD players,
etc.
 See also The Input Assign menu on page 52 to assign
the inputs.
4 Control input/output
Use to connect other Pioneer components so that you
can control all your equipment from a single IR remote
sensor.
 Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s
sensor on page 61.
5 Stereo analog audio source inputs/(outputs) (x3)
Use for connection to audio sources such as CD players,
tape decks, turntables, etc.
 Connecting analog audio sources on page 17.
6 Component video connections (x4)
Use the inputs to connect any video source that has
component video output, such as a DVD recorder. Use
the output for connection to a monitor or TV.
 Using the component video jacks on page 14.
7 Audio/video source inputs/(outputs) (x6)
Use for connection to audio/visual sources, such as DVD
players/recorders, VCRs, etc. Each set of inputs has jacks
for composite video, S-video and stereo analog audio.
 Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video
sources on page 14.
8 iPod input terminal
Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio source.
 Connecting an iPod on page 46.
9 AM and FM antenna terminals
Use to connect indoor or outdoor antennas for radio
broadcasts.
 Connecting antennas on page 20.
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10 Multichannel pre-amplifier outputs
Use to connect separate amplifiers for front, center,
surround, surround back and subwoofer channels.
 Connecting additional amplifiers on page 49 (see also
Installing your speaker system on page 18 for powered
subwoofer connection).
11 Composite and S-video monitor outputs
Use to connect monitors and TVs.
 Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 13.
12 Multichannel analog audio inputs
7.1 channel inputs for connection to a DVD player with
multichannel analog outputs.
 Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 47.
13 Speaker terminals
Use for connection to the main front, center, surround
and surround back speakers.
 Installing your speaker system on page 18.
When making cable connections
• To avoid hum, do not lay connected cables over the
top of the receiver.
About the video converter
When the video converter is enabled, all analog video
sources are output through all of the MONITOR VIDEO
OUT jacks (HDMI and component video cannot be
converted).1 See Video Converter Setup on page 54 to
switch the video converter on or off.
If several video components are assigned to the same
input function (see The Input Assign menu on page 52),
the converter gives priority to component, S-video, then
composite (in that order).
• For optimal video performance, THX recommends
switching video conversion (in Video Converter Setup
on page 54) OFF.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited
consumer uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
• When connecting optical cables, be careful when
inserting the plug not to damage the shutter
protecting the optical socket.
• When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable
may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.
Note
1 You must connect your monitor/TV to the receiver’s HDMI/component video outputs when connecting these video sources. If the video signal does not
appear on your TV or plasma display, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game
units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, use an (analog) S-video or composite connection.
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2 Connect a composite or S-video output on your
DVD player to the DVD/LD VIDEO or DVD/LD S-VIDEO
input.
Connect using a standard video cable or an S-video
cable.
Connecting your TV and DVD player
VIDEO
IN
3 Connect a coaxial-type1 digital audio output on
your DVD player to the COAXIAL 1 (DVD/LD) input.
Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio.
S-VIDEO
IN
1
TV
4 Connect the stereo audio outputs on your DVD
player to the DVD/LD AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable.
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ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE O
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R SUR
ROU
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or
other set-top box
ASSIGNABLE
1
• If your DVD player has multichannel analog outputs,
you can connect these instead. See also Connecting
the multichannel analog inputs on page 47.
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
AUDIO
IN
CEN
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV
tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WO
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE O
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R SUR
ROU
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
R
AUDIO L
ANALOG OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
CEN
L
IN 1
3
4
2
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVD player
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WO
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
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The diagram shows a basic setup of this receiver together
with a TV and DVD player, with S-video or composite
video connections. Different TVs and DVD players may
offer alternative connections. See also Using the
component video jacks on page 14 if your TV and/or DVD
player has component video inputs/outputs. If your DVD
player offers multichannel analog audio outputs, see
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on page 47.
1 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack to a video
input on your TV.
Use a standard RCA/phono jack video cable to connect to
the composite video jack, or for higher quality video, use
an S-video cable to connect to the S-video jack.
DVR/VCR1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
R
AUDIO L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
AV OUT
STB
Note
1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to one of the optical inputs on this receiver using an optical cable. When you set
up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the player to (see The Input Assign menu on page 52).
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1 Connect the audio/video outputs on the set-top
box to the TV/SAT AUDIO and VIDEO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable and a
video or S-video cable.
2 Connect an optical-type1 digital audio output from
your set-top box to the OPTICAL 2 (TV/SAT) input.2
Use an optical cable for the connection.
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR
and other video sources
This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and
outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video
devices, including DVD/HDD recorders and VCRs.
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ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
OUT
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
IN
3
PB
Y
IN 3
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
1
3
3 If the device can output digital audio, connect an
optical-type3 digital audio output from the recorder to
the OPTICAL 1 (DVR/VCR1) input.
Use an optical cable for the connection.4
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
• For a second recorder, use the COAXIAL 2 (DVR/
VCR2) inputs.
R SUR
ROU
S-VIDEO
HDMI
ASSIGNABLE
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
Using the component video jacks
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
CEN
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
OPTICAL
• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR2 outputs.
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR2 IN inputs.
2 If the device can record, connect the DVR/VCR1
AUDIO and VIDEO outputs to the recorder’s audio/
video inputs.
Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio
connection and a video or S-video cable for the video
connection.
PRE O
L
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
1 Connect the audio/video outputs of the video
player/recorder to the DVR/VCR1 AUDIO and VIDEO
inputs.
Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio
connection and a video or S-video cable for the video
connection.
DVR/VCR1
R
DVR/VCR2
SUB
WO
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
COAXIAL
R
AUDIO
L
DIGITAL OUT
VIDEO
AV IN
3
S-VIDEO
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
Component video should give superior picture quality
when compared to composite or S-video. You can also
take advantage of progressive scan video (if your source
and TV are both compatible), which delivers a very stable,
flicker-free picture. See the manuals that came with your
TV and source component to check whether they are
compatible with progressive-scan video.
S-VIDEO
AV OUT
1
2
DVR, VCR, etc.
Note
1 If your set-top box only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial digital audio cable.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Assign menu on page 52).
2 If your satellite/cable receiver doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.
3 • In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only).
• If your video component doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.
4 If your recorder only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial digital audio cable. When
you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the recorder to (see also The Input Assign menu on page 52).
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ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE O
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
OUT
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital
video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the
connected component is compatible with, including
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio (see below for limitations), Video
CD/Super VCD, CD and MP3.
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
3
Y
IN 3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
R SUR
ROU
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
HDMI OUT
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
1
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL OUT
L
3
CEN
AUDIO
R
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
SUB
WO
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
OUT
IN
1
AM
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
L
PR
IN
1
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
R
3
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
Y
IN
IN
AUDIO
PB
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
PR
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
2
COMPONENT
VIDEO
DVR/VCR1
DVR/
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
TV
VSX-1017AV
2
Y
PB
PR
1
COMPONENT
VIDEO
HDMI IN
DVD player
1 Connect the component video outputs of your
source to a set of ASSIGNABLE COMPONENT VIDEO
inputs.
Connect using a three-way component video cable.
• Since they are assignable, it doesn’t matter which
component video inputs you use for which source.
After connecting everything, you’ll need to assign the
component video inputs—see The Input Assign
menu on page 52.
2 Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks to the
component video inputs on your TV or monitor.
Use a three-way component video cable.
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
or plasma display
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI IN 1/2
interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI output on
your HDMI component.
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT
interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI interconnect
on an HDMI-compatible monitor.1
• The arrow on the cable connector body should be
facing right for correct alignment with the connector
on the player.
Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped
component, you can connect it to this receiver using a
commercially available HDMI cable.
Note
1 • To see the on-screen display, you must also connect your TV to this receiver with a composite video, component video or S-video cable.
• For optimum performance, the output settings for an HDMI component (screen resolution, the DeepColor feature, etc.) should be coincided with the
ones that an HDMI-compatible monitor connected adopts.
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3 To hear audio from your HDMI component through
this system, make analog and/or digital connections as
necessary.
On the rear panel, you must connect to the audio jacks
from a set of audio/video inputs (for example, DVR/VCR1
or DVR/VCR2 as shown in the illustration).
• Without this connection, HDMI audio will still be
output from your TV or plasma display (though no
sound will be heard from this receiver).
Connecting digital audio sources
This receiver has both digital inputs and outputs,
allowing you to connect digital audio components for
playback and for making digital recordings.
Most digital components also have analog connections.
See Connecting analog audio sources on the following
page if you want to connect these too.
VSX-1017AV
4 Assign the HDMI input(s) you connected to the
corresponding input source.
If the connected HDMI component is different from the
default settings for the HDMI input terminals of this
receiver, you need to change the settings specified in
Assigning the HDMI inputs on page 53.
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
PB
PR
PRE O
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
5 Use the input source buttons to select the input
source you assigned in the previous step, then press
SIGNAL SEL to select the audio input signal.
You can also use the front panel controls to do this (see
Choosing the input signal on page 30).
Y
IN
1
PB
PR
3
R SUR
ROU
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
HDMI
3
S-VIDEO
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
CEN
L
IN 1
• If the video signal does not appear on your TV or
plasma display, try adjusting the resolution settings
on your component or display. Note that some
components (such as video game units) have
resolutions that may not be displayed. In this case,
use an (analog) S-video or composite connection.
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WO
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports
both video and audio on a single digital connection for
use with DVD players, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV
devices. HDMI was developed to provide the
technologies of High Bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital Visual Interface
(DVI) in one specification. HDCP is used to protect digital
content transmitted and received by DVI-compliant
displays.
HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced,
or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel
surround-sound audio. HDMI features include
uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2
gigabytes per second (with HDTV signals), one connector
(instead of several cables and connectors), and
communication between the AV source and AV devices
such as DTVs.
HDMI, the
logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI licensing LLC.
1
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL IN
CD-R, MD, DAT, etc.
1 Connect an optical-type1 digital audio output on
your digital component to the DIGITAL 3 (CD) input.
Use an optical cable for the connection.
2 For recording equipment, connect the optical-type
DIGITAL output to a digital input on the recorder.
Use an optical cable to connect to the DIGITAL OUT.2
Note
1 • If your digital component only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial cable. When
you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see also The Input Assign menu on page 52).
• The digital outputs from other components can be connected to any spare digital audio inputs on this receiver. You can assign them when setting up
the receiver (see also The Input Assign menu on page 52).
2 In order to record some digital sources, you must make analog connections as explained in Connecting analog audio sources below.
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About the WMA9 Pro decoder
This unit has an on-board Windows MediaTM Audio 9
Professional1 (WMA9 Pro) decoder, so it is possible to
playback WMA9 Pro-encoded audio using a coaxial or
optical digital connection when connected to a WMA9
Pro-compatible player. However, the connected PC, DVD
player, set-top box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro
format audio signals through a coaxial or optical digital
output.
Connecting a component to the front
panel inputs
The front panel inputs comprise a composite video jack
(VIDEO), an S-video jack (S-VIDEO), stereo analog audio
inputs (AUDIO L/R) and an optical digital audio input
(DIGITAL). You can use these connections for any kind of
audio/video component, but they are especially
convenient for portable equipment such as camcorders,
video games and portable audio/video equipment.
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access the
front video connections.
Connecting analog audio sources
This receiver features two stereo audio-only inputs. One
of these inputs (CD-R/TAPE/MD) has corresponding
outputs for use with audio recorders.
S- VIDEO
VIDEO
S - VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVR/
VCR1)
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
OUT
(DVD/LD)
USB
R
PUSH
OPEN
DIGITAL
IN
1
VIDEO INPUT
L AUDIO
PB
Y
PR
IN
1
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
L
MULTI JOG
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
PB
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PR
3
R SUR-
SU
ROUND BA
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
DVR/VCR2
R
iPod
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
CENTER
VIDEO OUTPUT
DIGITAL OUT
L
TV game, video camera, etc.
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
SUB
WOOFER
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
VSX-1017AV
• Select these inputs by pressing VIDEO/GAME or
using INPUT SELECT (remote) to select VIDEO/
GAME.
OUT
PLAY
IN
REC
R
L
AUDIO IN/OUT
Tape deck, etc.
• Connect the analog audio outputs of the source
component to one of the AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable.
• If you’re connecting a tape deck, MD recorder, etc.,
connect the analog audio outputs (OUT) to the
analog audio inputs on the recorder.
Note
1 • Windows MediaTM and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• With WMA9 Pro, sound problems may occur depending on your computer system. Note that WMA9 Pro 96 kHz sources will be downsampled to 48 kHz.
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Connecting your equipment
Installing your speaker system
To take full advantage of the receiver’s surround sound
capabilities connect front, center, surround and
surround back speakers, as well as a subwoofer.
Although this is ideal, other configurations with fewer
speakers—no subwoofer or no center speaker, or even no
surround speakers—will work. At the very least, front left
and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your
main surround speakers should always be connected as
a pair, but you can connect just one surround back
speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left
surround back terminal). You can use speakers with a
nominal impedance between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please see
Switching the speaker impedance on page 56 if you plan
to use speakers with an impedance of less than 8 Ω).
Front
right
Front
left
Subwoofer
Center
CAUTION
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
These speaker terminals carry
HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage.
To prevent the risk of electric
shock when connecting or
disconnecting the speaker
cables, disconnect the power
cord before touching any
uninsulated parts.
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L (Single)
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R
R SUR-
SURROUND
ROUND BACK
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
HDMI
3
S-VIDEO
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
SPEAKERS
MONITOR
OUT
A
VIDEO
OUT
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND
IN
L
SURROUND BACK /
R
B
L (Single)
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
L
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
R
SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
R
SELECTABLE
SURROUND
BACK
VSX-1017AV
Surround
left
Surround
right
Surround
back left
Connecting the speakers
Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a
positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to
match these up with the terminals on the speakers
themselves.
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Surround
back right
Caution
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted
together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal.
If any of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel
it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.
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Bare wire connections
Make sure that the speaker cable you’re going to use is
properly prepared with about 10 mm of insulator stripped
from each wire, and the exposed wire strands twisted
together (fig. A).
To connect a terminal, unscrew the terminal a few turns
until there is enough space to insert the exposed wire
(fig. B). Once the wire is in position, tighten the terminal
until the wire is firmly clamped (fig. C).
fig. A
fig. B
fig. C
10 mm
Important
• Please refer to the manual that came with your
speakers for details on how to connect the other end
of the speaker cables to your speakers.
• Other connections on page 46 provides greater detail
on alternate speaker setups, such as using speaker
system B (page 48), bi-amping (page 48) and biwiring (page 49).
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• Place the center speaker above or below the TV so
that the sound of the center channel is localized at
the TV screen. Also, make sure the center speaker
does not cross the line formed by the leading edge of
the front left and right speakers.
• It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening
position. The angle depends on the size of the room.
Use less of an angle for bigger rooms.
• Surround and surround back speakers should be
positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and
titled slight downward. Make sure the speakers don't
face each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should
be more directly behind the listener than for home
theater playback.
• Try not to place the surround speakers farther away
from the listening position than the front and center
speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound
effect.
• To achieve the best possible surround sound, install
your speakers as shown below. Be sure all speakers
are installed securely to prevent accidents and
improve sound quality.
Front
left
• If you are using a THX certified subwoofer use the
THX INPUT jack on the subwoofer (if your subwoofer
has one) or switch the filter position to THX on your
subwoofer.
Placing the speakers
Subwoofer
Surround
left
Surround
right
Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect
on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines
should help you to get the best sound from your system.
• The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the
other speakers should be at about ear-level when
you’re listening to them. Putting the speakers on the
floor (except the subwoofer), or mounting them very
high on a wall is not recommended.
• For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers
2 m to 3 m apart, at equal distance from the TV.
• When placing speakers near the TV, we recommend
using magnetically shielded speakers to prevent
possible interference, such as discoloration of the
picture when the TV is switched on. If you do not have
magnetically shielded speakers and notice
discoloration of the TV picture, move the speakers
farther away from the TV.
Front
right
Center
Listening position
Surround back left
Surround back right
Single surround back speaker
Caution
• Make sure that all speakers are securely installed.
This not only improves sound quality, but also
reduces the risk of damage or injury resulting from
speakers being knocked over or falling in the event of
external shocks such as earthquakes.
• If you’re using a center speaker, place the front
speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them at a
narrower angle.
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The diagrams below show suggested surround and
surround back speaker orientation. The first diagram
(fig. A) shows orientation with one surround back speaker
(or none) connected. The second (fig. B) shows
orientation with two surround back speakers connected.
Connecting antennas
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna
as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality,
connect external antennas (see Connecting external
antennas below).
90º to 120º
fig. a
fig. b
fig. c
RS
LS
RS
LS
0º to 60º
RS
LS
3
SBL
SB
fig. A
SBL
SBR
SBR
ANTENNA
fig. B
5
FM UNBAL 75 Ω
• If you have two surround back speakers THX
recommends placing them together and the same
distance from your listening position (see below).
AM LOOP
1
4
2
THX speaker system setup
If you have a complete THX speaker system, follow the
diagram below to place your speakers. Note that the
surround speakers ( indicates bi-polar radiating
speakers) should output at an angle parallel to the
listener.
L
C
R
1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna
wires.
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into
each terminal, then release the tabs to secure the AM
antenna wires.
3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the direction
indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip the loop onto the
stand (fig. b).
SL
SR
Surround
Surround
SBL
SBR
Surround back
• If you have two surround back speakers THX
recommends placing them together and the same
distance from your listening position for the following
THX modes: THX Select2 CINEMA, THX
MUSICMODE and THX GAMES MODE.
See also THX Audio Setting on page 45 to make the
settings that will give you the best sound experience
when using the Home THX modes (page 28).
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• If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a wall or other
surface, secure the stand with screws (fig. c) before
clipping the loop to the stand. Make sure the
reception is clear.
4 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a
direction giving the best reception.
5 Connect the FM wire antenna in the same way as
the AM loop antenna.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a
wall or door frame. Don’t drape loosely or leave coiled up.
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Connecting external antennas
To improve FM reception connect an external FM
antenna to the FM UNBAL 75 Ω terminal.
Plugging in the receiver
Only plug in after you have connected all your
components to this receiver, including the speakers.
Caution
• Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull
out the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the
power cord when your hands are wet, as this could
cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place
the unit, a piece of furniture, or other object on the
power cord or pinch the cord in any other way. Never
make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cables. The
power cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can
cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the
power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged,
ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent
service company for a replacement.
75 Ω coaxial cable
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75 Ω
AM LOOP
To improve AM reception, connect a 5 m to 6 m length of
vinyl-coated wire to the AM LOOP terminals without
disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.
• The receiver should be disconnected by removing the
mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular
use, e.g., when on vacation.
For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally
outdoors.
• Make sure the blue  STANDBY/ON light has gone
out before unplugging.
Outdoor antenna
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75 Ω
•
Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
5 m to 6 m
AM LOOP
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Chapter 4:
Controls and displays
Front panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
PTY
SEARCH
VSX-1017AV
PHASE
CONTROL
STANDBY/ON
EON
MODE
10
LISTENING
MODE
DVD/LD
TV / SAT
DVR / VCR 1
DVR / VCR 2
VIDEO/GAME
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
FM/AM
MULTI CH
IN
iPod
USB
SIGNAL
SB ch
SOUND
SELECT PROCESSING RETRIEVER
MASTER
VOLUME
ENTER
MULTI JOG
S -VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
12
11
13
17
18
19
20
21
22
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
SPEAKERS
14
15
16
MULTI JOG
1 MULTI JOG dial
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select various settings and
menu options.
2  STANDBY/ON
Switches the receiver between on and standby. Power
indicator lights when the receiver is on.
3
EON MODE
Use to search for programs that are broadcasting
traffic or news information (page 37).
PTY SEARCH
Use this button to search for RDS program types
(page 36).
4 LISTENING MODE
Use with the MULTI JOG dial to select the various
listening modes (page 27).
5 PHASE CONTROL indicator
Lights when Phase Control is switched on (page 10).
6 MCACC indicator
Lights when Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 40) is on
(Acoustic Calibration EQ is automatically set to on after
the Auto MCACC Setup (page 8) or Advanced EQ Setup
(page 40)).
7 Character display
See Display on page 24.
8 Remote sensor
Receives the signals from the remote control (see
Operating range of remote control unit on page 23).
9
SIGNAL SELECT
Use to select an input signal (page 30).
SB ch PROCESSING – Selects the surround back
channel mode (page 30) or virtual surround back
mode (page 31).
SOUND RETRIEVER – Press to restore CD quality
sound to compressed audio sources (page 32).
10 MASTER VOLUME dial
11 ENTER
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12 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are
connected, there is no sound output from the speakers.
13 Input source buttons
Press to select an input source.
14 VIDEO/GAME INPUT
See Connecting a component to the front panel inputs on
page 17.
15 USB interface
Connect a USB audio device for playback (see Using the
USB interface on page 33).
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Operating range of remote control unit
The remote control may not work properly if:
• There are obstacles between the remote control and
the receiver’s remote sensor.
• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the
remote sensor.
• The receiver is located near a device that is emitting
infrared rays.
• The receiver is operated simultaneously with another
infrared remote control unit.
16 MCACC SETUP MIC jack
Use to connect the supplied microphone.
17 SYSTEM SETUP
Press to access the System Setup menu (see page 38).
18 RETURN
Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
19 TONE
Press this button to access the bass and treble controls,
which you can then adjust with the MULTI JOG dial
(page 32).
30
30
DOW
N DOWN
7m
20 TUNING/STATION
Use to find radio frequencies and to select preset stations
(page 35).
21 TUNER EDIT
Use with the MULTI JOG dial to memorize and name
stations for recall (page 35).
22 SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker system (page 48).
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Controls and displays
Display
1
2
3
4
L
C
R 2DIGITAL
DTS WMA9 Pro
SL S SR
SBL SB SBR
DIGITAL
LFE
ANALOG
AUTO
5
6
7
8
9 10
11
12
TUNED RDS
PHASE CONTROL
DIALOG E ATT OVER STEREO EON
MONO
S.RTRV SOUND
V.SB
13
dB
SR+
STREAM DIRECT
Neo : 6
2PRO LOGIC
THX ADV.SURROUND
STEREO STANDARD
SLEEP
SP AB
14
15
16
17
18
1 SIGNAL indicators
Light to indicate the currently selected input signal.
AUTO lights when the receiver is set to select the input
signal automatically (page 30).
2 Program format indicators
These change according to which channels are active in
digital sources.
L – Left front channel
C – Center channel
R – Right front channel
SL – Left surround channel
S – Surround channel (mono)
SR – Right surround channel
SBL – Left surround back channel
SB – Surround back channel (mono)
SBR – Right surround back channel
LFE – Low frequency effects channel
3 Digital format indicators
Light when a signal encoded in the corresponding format
is detected.
4 S.RTRV
Lights when the Sound Retriever is switched on (page 32).
5 SOUND
Lights when any of the Midnight, Loudness or tone
controls feature is selected (page 32).
6 DIALOG E
Lights when the Dialog Enhancement feature is switched
on.
7 PHASE CONTROL
Lights when the Phase Control is switched on (page 10).
8 OVER / ATT
OVER lights to indicate that the level of an analog source
is too high. ATT lights when you use the attenuator
(ANALOG ATT) to reduce it.
9 V.SB
Lights during Virtual surround back processing (page 31).
10 TUNER indicators
TUNED – Lights when a broadcast is being received.
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STEREO – Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is
being received in auto stereo mode.
MONO – Lights when the mono mode is set using
the MPX button.
11 EON / RDS indicators
EON – Lights when the EON mode is set (flashes
during EON reception). The indicator lights when
the current station carries the EON service (page 37).
RDS – Lights when an RDS broadcast is received
(page 36).
12 Master volume level
13 SR+
Lights when the SR+ mode is switched on (page 51).
14 STREAM DIRECT
Lights when the Stream Direct mode is selected (page 30).
15 Speaker indicators
Indicate the current speaker system, A and/or B (page 48).
16 Listening mode indicators
THX – Lights when a Home THX mode is selected.
ADV.SURROUND – Lights when an Advanced
Surround mode has been selected (page 28).
STEREO – Lights when the stereo mode is selected
(page 29).
STANDARD – Lights when a Standard Surround
mode is switched on (see Listening in surround
sound on page 27).
17 SLEEP
Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode (page 55).
18 Matrix decoding format indicators
2PRO LOGIC IIx – This lights to indicate 2 Pro
Logic II / 2 Pro Logic IIx decoding (page 27).
Neo:6 – When one of the Neo:6 modes of the receiver
is on, this lights to indicate Neo:6 processing
(page 27).
19 Character display
Displays various system information.
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3 Input source buttons
Press to select control of other components (see
Controlling the rest of your system on page 57).
Remote control
1
2
12
4 Number buttons and other receiver/component
controls
Use the number buttons to directly select a radio
frequency (page 35) or the tracks on a CD, DVD, etc.
13
DISC (ENTER) can be used to enter commands for TV or
DTV, and also to select a disc in a multi-CD player.
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
Press RECEIVER first to access:
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
3
CD-R/TAPE
TV CTRL
USB
CD
4
D.ACCESS
RECEIVER
SLEEP
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
DIALOG E
PHASE
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SB ch – Use to select the surround/virtual back
channel mode (page 30).
ANALOG ATT – Attenuates (lowers) the level of an
analog input signal to prevent distortion (page 55).
S.RETRIEVER
CLASS
+10
DISC
SR+ – Switches the SR+ mode on/off (page 51).
ENTER
5
6
DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display (page 56).
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS – Use Midnight when
listening to movie soundtracks at low volume. Use
Loudness to boost the bass and treble at low volume
(page 32).
T.EDIT
ST
RETURN
TUNE
BAND
TV CONTROL
7
INPUT
SELECT
TV VOL
A
TV CH
VOL
8
B
EON
DISP
D
10
11
16
PHASE – Press to switch on/off Phase Control
(page 10).
E
HDD
S.RETRIEVER – Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 32).
DVD
CH
CH
PHOTO
THX
DIALOG E – Use to make dialog stand out when
watching TV or a movie (page 32).
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
AUDIO SUBTITLE
9
15
REC
MUTE
MPX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
SLEEP – Use to put the receiver in sleep mode and
select the amount of time before sleep (page 55).
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
Press TUNER first to access:
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
17
D.ACCESS – After pressing, you can access a radio
station directly using the number buttons (page 35).
CLASS – Switches between the three banks (classes)
of radio station presets (page 35).
RECEIVER
The remote has been conveniently color-coded according
to component control using the following system (press
the corresponding input source button to access):
• Green – Receiver controls (see below)
• Red – DVD controls (page 60)
• Blue – Tuner controls (page 35)
• Yellow – iPod controls (page 46)
• White – Other controls (page 60)
1 RECEIVER
This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
2 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source (use SHIFT for INPUT
SELECT
).
5 Tuner/component control buttons/SETUP
These button controls can be accessed after you have
selected the corresponding input source button (DVD,
DVR1, TV, etc.). The BAND, T.EDIT and PTY SEARCH
tuner controls are explained from page 35. Press
RECEIVER first to access the following controls:
SETUP – Use to access the System Setup menu
(page 38).
RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the current
menu screen (also use to return to the previous menu
with DVDs or to select closed captioning with DTV).
6  (TUNE/ST) /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround
sound system (page 38). Also used to control DVD
menus/options and for deck 1 of a double cassette deck
player. Use the TUNE / buttons to find radio
frequencies and use ST / to find preset stations
(page 35).
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7 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV assigned to
the TV CTRL button. Thus if you only have one TV to hook
up to this system assign it to the TV CTRL input source
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV
CTRL button (see page 57 for more on this).
TV – Use to turn on/off the power of the TV.
TV VOL +/– – Use to adjust the volume on your TV.
INPUT SELECT – Use to select the TV input signal.
TV CH +/– – Use to select channels.
8 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to control a
component after you have selected it using the input
source buttons.
The controls above these buttons can be accessed after
you have selected the corresponding input source button
(for example DVD, DVR1 or TV). The following controls
can be accessed when listening to the built-in tuner:
MPX – Switches between stereo and mono reception
of FM broadcasts. If the signal is weak then switching
to mono will improve the sound quality (page 35).
DISP – Switches between named station presets and
radio frequencies (page 36). Also used to display
RDS information (page 36).
EON – Use to search for programs that are
broadcasting traffic or news information (page 37).
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The following commands are shown when you’re setting
the remote to control other components (see Controlling
the rest of your system on page 57):
SETUP – Indicates the setup mode, from which you
choose the options below.
PRESET – See Selecting preset codes directly on
page 57.
MULTI OP – See Multi Operation and System Off on
page 58.
SYS OFF – See Multi Operation and System Off on
page 58.
DIRECT F – See Direct function on page 57.
RESET – See Resetting the remote control presets on
page 57.
READ ID – See Confirming preset codes on page 57.
14 RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to
select the green commands above the number buttons
(ANALOG ATT, etc.)). Also use this button to set up
surround sound (page 8, page 38).
15 VOL +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding and to
switch between the various 2 Pro Logic IIx and
Neo:6 options (page 27).
16 MUTE
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been
muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
ADV.SURR – Use to switch between the various
surround modes (page 28).
17 EFFECT/CH SEL and LEVEL +/–
Press repeatedly to select a channel, then use +/– to
adjust the level (see Tip on page 44). Also adjusts the
level of the Advanced Surround effects, the Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Music and Neo:6 Music parameters and the
sound delay setting (page 29). You can then use the
+/– buttons to make these adjustments.
AUTO SURR – Press to select the Auto Surround
mode (page 27) or the Stream Direct mode (page 30).
Stream Direct playback bypasses the tone controls
and any other signal processing for the most
accurate reproduction of a source (page 30).
ACOUSTIC EQ – Press to select an Acoustic
Calibration EQ setting (page 30).
SIGNAL SEL – Use to select an input signal (page 30).
10 MULTI OPE
Use this button to perform multi operations (page 58).
11 SHIFT
Press to access the controls outlined in white boxes (for
example, INPUT SELECT
), or to display the currently
selected input source in the remote control LCD.
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13 Character display (LCD)
This display shows information when transmitting
control signals.
Receiver controls
THX – Press to select a Home THX listening mode
(page 28).
STEREO/F.S.SURR – Switches between the stereo
playback mode (page 29) and the Front Stage
Surround Advance mode (page 29).
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12 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components connected to the
receiver (see page 57 for more on this).
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Chapter 5:
Listening to your system
Important
• The listening modes and many features described in
this section may not be available depending on the
current source (for example, PCM 88.2 kHz/96 kHz,
DTS 96 kHz (24 bit) or WMA9 Pro), settings and status
of the receiver. See Listening modes with different
input signal formats on page 69 for more on this.
Listening in surround sound
Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in
surround sound. However, the options available will
depend on your speaker setup and the type of source
you’re listening to.
If you connected surround back speakers, see also Using
surround back channel processing on page 30.
Standard surround sound
Tip
• The listening modes described below can also be
selected using the front panel controls. Simply press
LISTENING MODE repeatedly to access the modes
you want, then use the MULTI JOG to select a
particular listening mode (after five seconds the
mode is automatically set).
The following modes provide basic surround sound for
stereo and multichannel sources.3
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
RECEIVER
Auto playback
There are many ways to listen back to sources using this
receiver, but for the simplest, most direct listening option
is the Auto Surround feature. The receiver automatically
detects what kind of source you’re playing and selects
multichannel or stereo playback as necessary.1
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press AUTO SURR for
auto playback of a source.2
AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the display before
showing the decoding or playback format. Check the
digital format indicators in the front panel display to see
how the source is being processed.
• While listening to a source, press STANDARD.
If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listening mode.
• If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround
encoded, the proper decoding format will
automatically be selected and shows in the display.4
With two channel sources, you can select from:
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to movie sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to music sources5
• 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to video games
• 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround sound (sound
from the surround speakers is mono)
• Neo:6 CINEMA – 6.1 channel sound, especially
suited to movie sources
• Neo:6 MUSIC – 6.1 channel sound, especially suited
to music sources6
With multichannel sources, if you have connected
surround back speaker(s) and have selected SBch ON, you
can select (according to format):
Note
1 • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using Neo:6 CINEMA or 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE (see Listening in surround sound above
for more on these decoding formats).
• The Auto Surround feature is canceled if you connect headphones or select the multichannel analog inputs.
2 For more options using this button, see Using Stream Direct on page 30.
3 In modes that give 6.1 channel sound, the same signal is heard from both surround back speakers.
4 If surround back channel processing (page 30) is switched OFF, or the surround back speakers are set to NO (this happens automatically if the Surround
back speaker setting on page 38 is set to anything but Normal (SB)), 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic II (5.1 channel sound).
5 When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, there are three further parameters you can adjust: Center Width, Dimension,
and Panorama. See Setting the effect options on page 29 to adjust them.
6 When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 Music mode, you can also adjust the center image effect (see Setting the effect options on page 29).
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• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above (only available
when you’re using two surround back speakers)
• THX Surround EX – Allows you to hear 6.1 or 7.1
channel playback with 5.1 channel sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above
• THX Select2 CINEMA – Allows you to hear 7.1
channel playback with 5.1 channel sources
• Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back channel
sound for 5.1 channel sources and provides pure
decoding for 6.1 channel sources (like Dolby Digital
Surround EX)
• DTS-ES – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback
with DTS-ES encoded sources
• DTS Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback
with DTS encoded sources
Using the Home THX modes
THX and Home THX are technical standards created by
THX Ltd. for cinema and home theater sound. Home THX
is designed to make home theater audio sound more like
what you hear in a cinema.
Different THX options will be available depending on the
source and the setting for surround back channel
processing (see Using surround back channel processing
on page 30 for more on this).
STANDARD ADV.SURR
Using the Advanced surround effects
The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety
of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced
Surround modes are designed to be used with film
soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music
sources. Try different settings with various soundtracks
to see which you like.
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
• Press ADV.SURR repeatedly to select a listening
mode.3
• ACTION – Designed for action movies with dynamic
soundtracks
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
• THX GAMES MODE – Allows you to hear 7.1 channel
playback from the output of a video game console
RECEIVER
PHOTO
THX
• THX MUSICMODE – Allows you to hear 7.1 channel
playback with 5.1 channel sources
LEVEL
RECEIVER
• DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of dialog
mode.1
• Press THX (HOME THX) to select a listening
With two channel sources, press THX repeatedly to select
a matrix-decoding process for the THX CINEMA mode
(see Listening in surround sound above for an
explanation of each process):
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
• 2 PRO LOGIC+THX
• Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
• THX GAMES MODE
With multichannel sources, press THX (HOME THX)
repeatedly to select from:2
• THX CINEMA – Gives you cinema-quality sound from
your home theatre system using all the speakers in
your setup
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX – Especially suited to
movie sources, this allows you to hear 7.1 channel
playback with 5.1 channel sources
• MONOFILM – Creates surround sound from mono
soundtracks
• ENT. SHOW – Suitable for musical sources
• EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo field4
• TV SURROUND – Provides surround sound for both
mono and stereo TV sources
• ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video games
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs
• ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for rock
and/or pop music
• UNPLUGGED – Suitable for acoustic music sources
• ExtendedSTEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a
stereo source, using all of your speakers
• PhonesSurround – Creates the effect of overall
surround with headphones.
Note
1 You can’t use the THX modes when headphones are connected.
2 If you only have one surround back speaker connected, 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX, THX Select2 CINEMA, THX MUSICMODE and THX GAMES
MODE are not available.
3 • Depending on the source and the sound mode you have selected, you may not get sound from the surround back speakers in your setup. For more on
this, refer to Using surround back channel processing on page 30.
• If you press ADV.SURR when the headphones are connected, the PhonesSurround mode will automatically be selected.
4 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).
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PHOTO
Setting the effect options
THX
When using surround effects, there are a number of
settings you can adjust.
1 Press EFFECT/CH SEL repeatedly to select the
setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status / mode of the receiver,
certain options may not appear. Check the table below for
notes on this.
2 Use the LEVEL +/– buttons to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each
setting. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
3
Press EFFECT/CH SEL again to adjust other settings.
Setting
What it does
Center
Widtha
(Applicable
only when
using a center
speaker)
Spreads the center channel between
the front right and left speakers,
making it sound wider (higher
settings) or narrower (lower settings).
a
Dimension
Options
0 to 7
Default: 3
Panorama
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
for stereo playback.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
• STEREO – The audio is heard with your surround
settings and you can still use the Midnight,
Loudness, and Tone functions.
• F.S.SURR FOCUS – See Using Front Stage Surround
Advance below for more on this.
• F.S.SURR WIDE – See Using Front Stage Surround
Advance below for more on this.
Using Front Stage Surround Advance
Adjusts the surround sound balance
from front to back, making the sound
more distant (minus settings), or
more forward (positive settings).
–3 to +3
Default: 0
The Front Stage Surround Advance function allows you to
create natural surround sound effects using just the front
speakers and the subwoofer.
PHOTO
THX
a
STANDARD ADV.SURR
Extends the front stereo image to
include surround speakers for a
‘wraparound’ effect.
OFF
Adjusts the center image to create a
wider stereo effect with vocals.
Adjust the effect from 0 (all center
channel sent to front right and left
speakers) to 10 (center channel sent
to the center speaker only).
0 to 10
Default: 3
Effect
Sets the effect level for the currently
selected Advanced Surround mode
(each mode can be set separately).
10 to 90
Sound Delay Some monitors have a slight delay
when showing video, so the
soundtrack will be slightly out of sync
with the picture. By adding a bit of
delay, you can adjust the sound to
match the presentation of the video.
0.0 to 6.0
(frames)
1 second =
25 frames
(PAL)
a. Only available with 2 ch sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music/Dolby Pro
Logic II Music mode.
b.Only available with 2 ch sources in Neo:6 Music mode.
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
ON
Center
Imageb
(Applicable
only when
using a center
speaker)
STANDARD ADV.SURR
LEVEL
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
to select Front Stage Surround Advance modes.
• STEREO – See Listening in stereo above for more on
this.
• F.S.SURR FOCUS – Use to provide a rich surround
sound effect directed to the center of where the front
left and right speakers sound projection area
converges.
• F.S.SURR WIDE – Use to provide a surround sound
effect to a wider area than FOCUS mode.1
FOCUS position (Recommend)
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
WIDE position
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
Listening in stereo
When you select STEREO, you will hear the source
through just the front left and right speakers (and
possibly your subwoofer depending on your speaker
settings). Dolby Digital, DTS and WMA9 Pro
multichannel sources are downmixed to stereo.
Note
1 When using F.S.SURR WIDE, a better effect can be obtained if Auto MCACC Setup is performed. For more on this, refer to Automatically setting up for
surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8.
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• EQ OFF – Switches Acoustic Calibration EQ off.
Using Stream Direct
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the
truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary
signal processing is bypassed.
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
The MCACC indicator on the front panel lights when
Acoustic Calibration EQ is active.2
Choosing the input signal
You need to hook up a component to both analog and
digital inputs on the receiver to select between input
signals.3
PHOTO
THX
RECEIVER
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
• While listening to a source, press AUTO SURR to
select the Stream Direct mode.
• AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on page 27.
• STREAM DIRECT – Sources are heard according to
the settings made in the Surround Setup (Speaker
Setting, Channel Level, Speaker Distance), as well as
with dual mono, Center Width, Dimension and
Panorama settings. You will hear sources according
to the number of channels in the signal. For analog
sources, only Channel Level can be set. All other
digital processing can not be set.
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ
• Default setting: OFF / ALL CH ADJUST (after the Auto
MCACC Setup or Advanced EQ Setup)
You can listen to sources using the Acoustic Calibration
Equalization set in Automatically setting up for surround
sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Professional Acoustic
Calibration EQ on page 40. Refer to these pages for more
on Acoustic Calibration Equalization.
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press ACOUSTIC EQ.
Press repeatedly to select between:
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
RECEIVER
• Press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to select the
input signal corresponding to the source component.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• AUTO – This is the default setting. The receiver
selects the first available signal in the following order:
DIGITAL; ANALOG.
• ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.
• DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial digital signal.
When set to DIGITAL or AUTO, 2 DIGITAL lights with
Dolby Digital decoding, DTS lights with DTS decoding,
and WMA9 Pro lights to indicate decoding of a WMA9
Pro signal.
Using surround back channel processing
• Default setting: SBch ON
You can have the receiver automatically use 6.1 or 7.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby
Digital EX or DTS-ES), or you can choose to always use
6.1 or 7.1 decoding (for example, with 5.1 encoded
material). With 5.1 encoded sources, a surround back
channel will be generated, but the material may sound
better in the 5.1 format for which it was originally
encoded (in which case, you can simply switch surround
back channel processing off).
• ALL CH ADJUST – A ‘flat’ setting where all the
speakers are heard individually.
• FRONT ALIGN – All speakers are heard in
accordance with the front speaker settings.1
• CUSTOM 1/2 – Custom settings
Note
1 When TYPE2 is not selected in the Auto MCACC setup or the Advanced EQ setup in the Manual MCACC setup, the EQ value cannot be set for FRONT
ALIGN.
2 You can’t use Acoustic Calibration EQ with MULTI CH IN, Stream Direct mode or WMA9 Pro, and it has no effect with headphones.
3 • This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz), DTS (including DTS 96 kHz/24 bit) and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. With
other digital signal formats, set to ANALOG (the MULTI CH IN, TUNER and USB input functions are all fixed to ANALOG).
• You may get digital noise when a LD or CD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, make the proper digital connections
(page 16) and set the signal input to DIGITAL.
• Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player.
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Using the Virtual Surround Back mode
The table below indicates when you will hear the
surround back channel when playing various kinds of
sources (=Sound plays through surround back
speaker(s)).
When you’re not using surround back speakers,
selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround
back channel through your surround speakers. You can
choose to listen to sources with no surround back
channel information, or if the material sounds better in
the format (for example, 5.1) for which it was originally
encoded, you can have the receiver only apply this effect
to 6.1 encoded sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES.1
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
TV CTRL
USB
CD
SLEEP
SB ch
SR+
DIMMER
DIALOG E
PHASE
RECEIVER
ANALOG
ATT
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
S.RETRIEVER
• Press RECEIVER then press SB ch (SB ch
PROCESSING) repeatedly to cycle the surround back
channel options.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• SBch ON – 6.1 or 7.1 decoding is always used (for
example, a surround back channel will be generated
for 5.1 encoded material)
• SBch AUTO – Automatically switches to 6.1 or 7.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example,
Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• SBch OFF – Maximum 5.1 playback
Type of source
Dolby Digital EX/DTS-ES/WMA9 Pro encoded
multichannel sources with 6.1 ch surround
Dolby Digital/DTS/WMA9 Pro encoded
multichannel sources
The table indicates when you will hear the virtual
surround back channel (=Virtual surround back
channel is active).
• Press RECEIVER then press SB ch (SB ch
PROCESSING) repeatedly to cycle the virtual surround
back channel options.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• VirtualSB ON – Virtual Surround Back is always used
(for example, on 5.1 encoded material)
• VirtualSB AUTO – Virtual Surround Back is
automatically applied to 6.1 encoded sources (for
example, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• VirtualSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is
switched off
Standard / THX
SBch
Processing /
Virtual SB
mode
Multichannel
sources
ON

b
AUTO

b
ON

b
Advanced
surround
Stereo sources
2 Pro Logic IIx
2 Pro Logic
Neo:6
AUTO
Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM/WMA9 Pro encoded
stereo sources
Analog 2-channel (stereo) sources
ON
b

AUTO

ON

AUTO

a,b
c
c
a

b

b




a. Only applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
b. Excluding the WMA9 Pro format.
c. Not applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
Note
1 • You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the THX, stereo, Front Stage
Surround Advance or Stream Direct mode is selected.
• You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the Surr Back setting is set to NO in the Speaker Setting on
page 43.
• Depending on the input signal and the listening mode, the Virtual Surround Back mode may not be effective.
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Listening to your system
Using Midnight and Loudness
The Midnight listening feature allows you to hear
effective surround sound of movies at low volume levels.
The effect automatically adjusts according to the volume
at which you’re listening. The Loudness listening feature
can be used to get good bass and treble from music
sources at low volume levels.
• Press RECEIVER then press MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS
to switch between MIDNIGHT, LOUDNESS, and OFF.
Using the Sound Retriever
When audio data is removed during the WMA/MP3/
MPEG-4 AAC compression process, sound quality often
suffers from an uneven sound image. The Sound
Retriever feature employs new DSP technology that
helps bring CD quality sound back to compressed 2channel audio by restoring sound pressure and
smoothing jagged artifacts left over after compression.
• Press RECEIVER then press S.RETRIEVER (SOUND
RETRIEVER) to switch the sound retriever on or off.
Enhancing dialog
• Default setting: OFF
The Dialog Enhancement feature localizes dialog in the
center channel to make it stand out from other
background sounds in a TV or movie soundtrack.
• Press RECEIVER then press DIALOG E to switch
dialog enhancement on or off.
Using the tone controls
Depending on what you are listening to, you may want to
adjust the bass or treble using the front panel tone
control.1
1 Press TONE to select the frequency you want to
adjust.
Press to switch between BASS and TREBLE.
2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to change the amount of
bass or treble as necessary.
The bass and treble can be adjusted from –6 to +6 (dB).
• Wait about five seconds for your changes to be input
automatically.
Note
1 The tone controls are only available when the stereo mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode is selected (except when STEREO is selected using
AUTO SURROUND).
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USB playback
06
Chapter 6:
USB playback
Using the USB interface
Basic playback controls
It is possible to listen to two-channel audio1 using the
USB interface on the front of this receiver. Connect a
USB mass storage device2 as shown below.
The following table shows the basic controls on the
remote for USB playback.
1
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Button
What it does

Starts normal playback.
2 Press USB (SHIFT+TUNER) to switch to the USB
input.
No USB appears in the OSD.

Pauses/unpauses playback.
3 Connect your USB device.3
The USB terminal is located on the front panel.
/ Press to skip to previous/next track.
S -VIDEO
PHONES
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
/ Press and hold during playback to start
scanning.
Press repeatedly to switch between Repeat
Folder, Repeat One and Repeat All.
MCACC
SETUP MIC
Press repeatedly to switch between Shuffle On
and Shuffle Off.
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
DISP
Press repeatedly to change the song playback
information displayed in the front panel display.
/
During playback, press to skip to previous/next
track; when browsing, press to move to
previous/next levels.
This receiver
USB mass
storage device
Loading appears in the OSD as this receiver starts
recognizing the USB device connected. After the
recognition, a playback screen appears in the OSD and
playback starts automatically.4
File format
Repeat or Shuffle
Song name
Artist name
Album name
US B
P lay
MP 3/V BR
R e l a x Yo u r B o d y
Kevin Jackson
We a r e a l l o n e
128Kbps
0:01
Elapsed time
Bit rate
List
You can also select and play back your favorite file from
the folder/file list displayed in the OSD. For details, see
Selecting a file from the folder/file list for playback below.
RETURN Press to switch the playback screen to the
folder/file list; when browsing a folder/file list,
press to return to the previous level.
Selecting a file from the folder/file list
for playback
The folder/file list displays folders and files stored on your
USB device hierarchically. You can select and play back
a file of your choice by using /// and ENTER.
Note
1 This includes playback of WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files (except files with copy-protection or restricted playback).
2 • Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory (particularly keydrives) and digital audio players (MP3 players)
of format FAT16/32. It is not possible to connect this unit to a personal computer for USB playback.
• Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibility for any loss of
data that may occur when connected to this receiver.
• With large amounts of data, it may take longer for the receiver to read the contents of a USB device.
3 Make sure the receiver is in standby when disconnecting the USB device.
4 • If the file selected cannot be played back, this receiver automatically skips to the next file playable.
• When the file currently being played back has no title assigned to it, the file name is displayed in the OSD instead; when neither the album name nor
the artist name is present, the row is displayed as a blank space.
• Note that non-roman characters in the playlist are displayed as #.
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USB playback
1 Press RETURN to display the folder/file list for the
USB device connected.
US B We ar e all one
US B
P lay
MP 3/V BR
[
[
[
[
[
R e l a x Yo u r B o d y
Kevin Jackson
We a r e a l l o n e
128Kbps
R e l a x Yo u r B o d y
The Color of Life
Ain't Thang Wrong
Oh My God
Watcha Need
]
]
]
]
]
0:15
List
E nter
Retu rn
2 Press / to select the file you want to play back,
and then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
• Press RETURN to switch to the upper hierarchy of the
current folder or file.
• AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding) – Sampling
rates: 8 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit rates: 16 kbps to 384 kbps
(128 kbps or higher recommended); File extension:
.m4a; Apple lossless encoding: No
Other compatibility information
• VBR (variable bit rate) MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC
playback: Yes1
• DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection
compatible: Yes (DRM-protected audio files will not
play in this receiver).
About MPEG-4 AAC
Error
What it means
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is at the core of the
MPEG-4 AAC standard, which incorporates MPEG-2
AAC, forming the basis of the MPEG-4 audio
compression technology. The file format and extension
used depend on the application used to encode the AAC
file. This unit plays back AAC files encoded by iTunes®
bearing the extension ‘.m4a’. DRM-protected files will
not play, and files encoded with some versions of
iTunes® may not play.
USB ERR1
The power requirements of the USB device
are too high for this receiver.
Apple and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
USB ERR2
The USB device is incompatible.
About WMA
USB ERR3
See USB interface on page 66 for more on this
error message.
• To switch to the previous/next folder or file within the
current hierarchy, press /.
Important
If a USB ERR message lights in the display, try following
the points below:
• Switch the receiver off, then on again.
• Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched
off.
• Select another input source (like DVD/CD), then
switch back to USB.
• Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with the
device) for USB power.
If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely your USB
device is incompatible.
Compressed audio compatibility
Note that although most standard bit/sampling rate
combinations for compressed audio are compatible,
some irregularly encoded files may not play back. The list
below shows compatible formats for compressed audio
files:
• MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Audio Layer 3) – Sampling rates:
8 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit rates: 8 kbps to 320 kbps (128
kbps or higher recommended); File extension: .mp3
• WMA (Windows Media Audio) – Sampling rates:
8 kHz / 48 kHz; Bit rates: 5 kbps to 384 kbps (128 kbps
or higher recommended); File extension: .wma;
WMA9 Pro and WMA lossless encoding: No
Note
1 Note that in some cases playback time will not be displayed correctly.
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The Windows MediaTM logo printed on the box indicates
that this receiver can playback Windows Media Audio
content.
WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio and refers
to an audio compression technology developed by
Microsoft Corporation. This unit plays back WMA files
encoded using Windows MediaTM Player bearing the
extension ‘.wma’. Note that DRM-protected files will not
play, and files encoded with some versions of Windows
MediaTM Player may not play.
Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
About DRM
DRM (digital rights management) copy protection is a
technology designed to prevent unauthorized copying by
restricting playback, etc. of compressed audio files on
devices other than the PC (or other recording equipment)
used to record it. For detailed information, please see the
instruction manuals or help files that came with your PC
and/or software.
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Chapter 7:
Using the tuner
Tuning directly to a station
Listening to the radio
The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and
AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and
manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the
frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a
station below. Once you are tuned to a station you can
memorize the frequency for recall later—see Saving
station presets on page 35 for more on how to do this.
SOURCE
DIALOG E
S.RETRIEVER
PHASE
A
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
MENU
TUNE
ST
ENTER
SETUP
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
T.EDIT
CD
1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TV VOL
INPUT
SELECT
EON
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
AUDIO SUBTITLE
D
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
PHOTO
THX
E
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
RETURN
BAND
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
USB
iPod
B
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
TUNE
TV CONTROL
CD-R/TAPE
MPX
DISP
ST
DVD
REC
TV CH
Press the TUNER button to select the tuner.
2 Use the BAND button to change the band (FM or
AM), if necessary.
Each press switches the band between FM and AM.
Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access).
MUTE
DISC
ENTER
TOP MENU
1
3
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
Sometimes, you’ll already know the frequency of the
station you want to listen to. In this case, you can simply
enter the frequency directly using the number buttons on
the remote control.
LEVEL
VOL
4 Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of
the radio station.
For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0, 6, 0, 0.
If you make a mistake halfway through, press D.ACCESS
twice to cancel the frequency and start over.
Press the TUNER button to select the tuner.
2 Use the BAND button to change the band (FM or
AM), if necessary.
Each press switches the band between FM and AM.
3 Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
Automatic tuning
To search for stations in the currently selected band,
press and hold TUNE / for about a second. The
receiver will start searching for the next station,
stopping when it has found one. Repeat to search for
other stations.
Saving station presets
If you often listen to a particular radio station, it’s
convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for
easy recall whenever you want to listen to that station.
This saves the effort of manually tuning in each time. This
receiver can memorize up to 30 stations, stored in three
banks, or classes (A, B and C) of 10 stations each. When
saving an FM frequency, the MPX setting (see page 35) is
also stored.
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
DIALOG E
S.RETRIEVER
PHASE
A
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
Manual tuning
To change the frequency one step at a time, press
TUNE /.
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
ST
ENTER
DVD
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
Improving FM stereo sound
If the TUNED or STEREO indicators don’t light when
tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press
the MPX button to switch the receiver into mono
reception mode. This should improve the sound quality
and allow you to enjoy the broadcast.
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV CTRL
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
TV VOL
INPUT
SELECT
EON
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
AUDIO SUBTITLE
T.EDIT
D
DVD
CH
PHOTO
THX
E
HDD
CH
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
RETURN
BAND
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
USB
RECEIVER
B
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
TUNE
TV CONTROL
High speed tuning
Press and hold TUNE / for high speed tuning.
Release the button at the frequency you want.
MPX
DISP
ST
SETUP
DVR 2
REC
MUTE
DISC
ENTER
TV CH
LEVEL
VOL
1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See Listening to the radio on page 35 for more on this.
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows STATION MEMORY, then a blinking
memory class.
3 Press CLASS to select one of the three classes then
press ST / to select the station preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select a station
preset.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop
blinking and the receiver stores the station.
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Naming station presets
For easier identification, you can name your station
presets.
1 Choose the station preset you want to name.
See Listening to station presets below for how to do this.
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows STATION NAME, then a blinking
cursor at the first character position.
3 Input the name you want.
Choose from the following characters for a name up to
four characters long.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
!”#$%&’()∗+,–./:;<=>?@[ \ ]^_{|} ˜ [space]
• Use the ST / buttons (remote) to select
characters.
• Press ENTER to confirm a character. If no character
is input, a space is input.
• The name is stored when ENTER is pressed after
choosing the fourth character.
Tip
• To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 to 3
and input four spaces instead of a name.
• Once you have named a station preset, you can press
DISP when listening to a station to switch the display
between name and frequency.
Listening to station presets
You will need to have some presets stored to do this. See
Saving station presets above if you haven’t done this
already.
1
An introduction to RDS
Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM
radio stations to provide listeners with various kinds of
information—the name of the station and the kind of
show they’re broadcasting, for example.
One feature of RDS is that you can search by type of
program. For example, you can search for a station that’s
broadcasting a show with the program type, JAZZ.
You can search the following program types:1
NEWS – News
AFFAIRS – Current Affairs
INFO – General Information
SPORT – Sport
EDUCATE – Educational
DRAMA – Radio plays, etc.
CULTURE – National or
regional culture, theater,
etc.
SCIENCE – Science and
technology
VARIED – Usually talkbased material, such as
quiz shows or interviews.
POP M – Pop music
ROCK M – Rock music
EASY M – Easy listening
LIGHT M – ‘Light’ classical
music
CLASSICS – ‘Serious’
classical music
OTHER M – Music not
fitting above categories
WEATHER – Weather
reports
FINANCE – Stock market
reports, commerce,
trading, etc.
CHILDREN – Programs for
children
SOCIAL – Social affairs
RELIGION – Programs
concerning religion
PHONE IN – Public
expressing their views by
phone
TRAVEL – Holiday-type
travel rather than traffic
announcements
LEISURE – Leisure interests
and hobbies
JAZZ – Jazz
COUNTRY – Country music
NATION M – Popular
music in a language other
than English
OLDIES – Popular music
from the ’50s and ’60s
FOLK M – Folk music
DOCUMENT – Documentary
Searching for RDS programs
One of the most useful features of RDS is the ability to
search for a particular kind of radio program. You can
search for any of the program types listed on the previous
page.
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
MPX
MENU
TOP MENU
3 Press ST / to select the station preset you
want.
• You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control to recall the station preset.
B
EON
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
D
E
TUNE
2 Press CLASS to select the class in which the station
is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B and C.
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
T.EDIT
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
GUIDE
TUNE
TV CONTROL
1
CH
PHOTO
RETURN
THX
PTY SEARCH
HDD
STANDARD ADV.SURR
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
BAND
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
Press the BAND button to select the FM band.2
2 Press the PTY SEARCH button.
SEARCH shows in the display.
3 Press ST / to select the program type you
want to hear.
Note
1 In addition, there are three other program types, ALARM, NO DATA and NO TYPE. ALARM is used for emergency announcements. You can’t search
for these, but the tuner will switch automatically to this RDS broadcast signal. NO DATA and NO TYPE appears when a program type cannot be found.
2 RDS is only possible in the FM band.
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4 Press ENTER to search for the program type.
The system starts searching through the station presets
for a match. When it finds one, the search stops and the
station plays for five seconds.
5 If you want to keep listening to the station, press
ENTER within the five seconds.
If you don’t press ENTER, searching resumes.
If NO PTY is displayed it means the tuner couldn’t find
that program type at the time of the search.1
07
Using EON
When EON (Enhanced Other Network information) is
turned on, the receiver jumps to an EON-linked
broadcast when it begins, even if a receiver function
other than the tuner is being used. It can’t be used in
areas that EON information isn’t transmitted and when
FM broadcast stations don’t transmit PTY data. When the
broadcast ends, the tuner returns to the original
frequency or function.
Displaying RDS information
• Press DISP for RDS information.
Each press changes the display as follows:
• Radio Text (RT) – Messages sent by the radio station.
For example, a talk radio station may provide a phone
number as RT.
• Program Service Name (PS) – The name of the radio
station.
• Program Type (PTY) – This indicates the kind of
program currently being broadcast.
• Current tuner frequency (FREQ)
MENU
TOP MENU
A
TUNE
Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS
information available.2
ST
SETUP
GUIDE
1
PTY SEARCH
ENTER
TUNE
REC
MUTE
ST
T.EDIT
MPX
B
EON
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
D
E
RETURN
AUDIO SUBTITLE
BAND
DISP
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
PHOTO
Press the BAND button to select the FM band.3
2 Press EON to select one of the possible modes.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
• EON TA (Traffic Announcement) – Sets the tuner to
pick up traffic information when it is broadcast.
• EON NEWS – Sets the tuner to pick up news when it
is broadcast.
• OFF – Switches off the EON feature.
When set to TA or NEWS, the EON indicator in the
display lights (it flashes when receiving an EON
broadcast).4 The indicator in the display lights when
the current station carries the EON service.5
Note
1 RDS searches station presets only. If no stations have been preset, or if the program type could not be found among the station presets NO PTY is
displayed. FINISH means the search is complete.
2 • If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll, some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
• If you see NO RADIO TEXT DATA in the RT display, it means no RT data is sent from the broadcast station. The display will automatically switch to the
PS data display (if no PS data, the frequency is displayed).
• In the PTY display, NO DATA or NONE may be shown. In this case, the PS display is shown after a few seconds.
3 EON is only possible in the FM band.
4 You can’t search for traffic announcements and news at the same time.
5 • You cannot operate the TUNER EDIT and PTY SEARCH buttons while the EON indicator in the display is lit.
• If you want to change to a function other than the tuner when the EON indicator is flashing, press EON MODE to turn EON off.
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The System Setup menu
08
Chapter 8:
The System Setup menu
• Manual MCACC – Fine tune your speaker settings
and customize the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see
Manual MCACC setup on page 39).
Making receiver settings from the
System Setup menu
• Manual SP Setup – Specify the size, number,
distance and overall balance of the speakers you’ve
connected (see Manual speaker setup on page 43).
The following section shows you how to make detailed
settings to specify how you’re using the receiver (for
example, if you want to set up two speaker systems in
separate rooms), and also explains how to fine-tune
individual speaker system settings to your liking.
DIALOG E
• Input Assign – Specify what you’ve connected to the
digital, component video and HDMI inputs (see The
Input Assign menu on page 52).
• Other Setup – Make customized settings to reflect
how you are using the receiver (see The Other Setup
menu on page 53).
S.RETRIEVER
PHASE
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
DVR 2
DVD
TV
CD-R/TAPE
CD
DVR 1
TUNER
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
TV CONTROL
TV CTRL
TV VOL
USB
iPod
TUNE
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
Surround back speaker setting
• Default setting: Normal (SB)
VOL
RECEIVER
1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Use the  RECEIVER button to switch on.1
• If headphones are connected to the receiver,
disconnect them.
2 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press
the SETUP button.2
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use /
// and ENTER to navigate through the screens
and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and
exit the current menu.
There are several ways you can use the surround back
speaker channels with this system. In addition to a
normal home theater setup where they are used for the
surround back speakers, they can be used for bi-amping
the front speakers or as a separate speaker system in
another room.
1 Select ‘Surr Back System’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
above if you’re not already at this screen.
System Setup
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup
menu.
3
Select the setting you want to adjust.
System Setup
: Exit
• Surr Back System – Specify how you are using your
surround back speakers (see Surround back speaker
setting below).
• Auto MCACC – This is a quick and effective
automatic surround setup (see Automatically setting
up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8).
Surr Back System
Normal (SB)
: Exit
2
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
1.Surround Back System
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
]
: Finish
Select the surround back speaker setting.
• Normal (SB) – Select for normal home theater use
with surround back speakers in your main (speaker
system A) setup.
• Speaker B – Select to use the (surround back) B
speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback in
another room (see Speaker B setup on page 48).
• Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re biamping your front speakers (see Bi-amping your front
speakers on page 48).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the System Setup menu.
Note
1 Make sure not to switch off the power when using the System Setup menu.
2 • The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component, S-video, or composite connections for system setup.
• You can’t use the System Setup menu when the iPod or USB is selected as the input source.
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Manual MCACC setup
You can use the settings in the Manual MCACC setup
menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more
familiar with the system. Before making these settings,
you should have already completed Automatically setting
up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8.
You only need to make these settings once (unless you
change the placement of your current speaker system or
add new speakers).
Important
• For some of the settings below, you’ll have to connect
the setup microphone to the front panel and place it
about ear level at your normal listening position.
Press SETUP to display the System Setup menu
before you connect the microphone to this receiver. If
the microphone is connected while the System Setup
menu is not being displayed, the display will change
to the Auto MCACC setup menu. See Problems when
using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 10 for notes
regarding background noise and other possible
interference.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and turn up
the volume as necessary.
Caution
• The test tones used in the MCACC setup are output
at high volume.
1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
above if you’re not already at this screen.
• Advanced EQ Setup – Calibrate your system based
on the direct sound coming from the speakers and
make detailed settings according to your room’s
reverb characteristics (see Setting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ automatically on page 41).
• EQ Data Copy – Copy Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings for manual adjustment (see Copying your
Acoustic Calibration EQ settings on page 41).
• EQ CUSTOM1/2 Adjust – Make detailed manual
adjustments to your custom Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings (see Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually on page 42).
• EQ Data Check – Check the ALL CH ADJUST,
FRONT ALIGN and custom settings using the onscreen display (see Checking your Acoustic
Calibration EQ settings on page 42).
Fine Channel Level
• Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels)
You can achieve better surround sound by properly
adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system. The
following setting can help you make detailed
adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual
speaker setup on page 43.
1 Select ‘Fine Ch Level’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
After the volume increases to the reference level, test
tones will be output.
3a.Fine Channel Level
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
Please Wait...
:Cancel
:Return
System Setup
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Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
3.Manual MCACC
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
: Exit
2 Adjust the level of the left channel, press ENTER.
This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want
to keep the level around 0dB so that you’ll have plenty of
room to adjust the other speaker levels.
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you’re doing this for the first time, you might want to
make these settings in order.
• Fine Ch Level – Make fine adjustments to the overall
balance of your speaker system (see Fine Channel
Level below).
• Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay settings for
your speaker system (see Fine Speaker Distance on
page 40).
3a.Fine Channel Level
MCACC:M1. MEMORY 1
L(Reference)
+0.5dB
Enter:Next
:Cancel
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels
(+/–10dB) as necessary.
Use / to adjust the volume of the speaker you
selected to match the reference speaker.
When it sounds like both tones are the same volume,
press  to confirm and continue to the next channel.
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3a.Fine Channel Level
L
R
C
SL
SR
SBL
SBR
SW
+ 0.0dB (Reference)
[
0.0dB ]
+ 1.0dB
[ -3.0dB ]
[+ 10.0dB ]
[– 10.0dB ]
[+ 9.5dB ]
[– 1.5dB ]
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the
distance as necessary.
Use / to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected
to match the reference speaker. The delay is measured in
terms of speaker distance from 0.1 to 9.0 meters.
:Finish
3b.Fine SP Distance
• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will
change depending on which speaker you select.
• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply
use / to select it.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Fine Speaker Distance
• Default setting: 3.0 m (all channels)
For proper sound depth and separation with your system,
it is necessary to add a slight bit of delay to some
speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening
position at the same time. The following setting can help
you make detailed adjustments that you may not achieve
using the Manual speaker setup below.
1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
The volume increases to the reference level.
L
R
C
SL
SR
SBL
SBR
SW
3.0 m (Reference)
[ 1.8 m ]
3.0 m
1.3 m ]
1.2 m ]
1.3 m ]
1.2 m ]
2.4 m ]
[
[
[
[
[
:Finish
Listen to the reference speaker and use it to measure the
target channel. From the listening position, face the two
speakers with your arms outstretched pointing at each
speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if they are
arriving simultaneously at a position slightly in front of
you and between your arm span.1
When it sounds like the delay settings are matched up,
press ENTER to confirm and continue to the next
channel.
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will
change depending on which speaker you select.
• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply
use / to select it.
:Return
2 Adjust the distance of the left channel from the
listening position.
Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ
3b.Fine SP Distance
L(Reference)
3.0 m
ENTER:Next
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
:Cancel
After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of speaker
equalizer. It works by measuring the acoustic
characteristics of your listening room and turning the
ambient environment into a natural state to reproduce
the source sound as it was originally recorded. This is an
equalizer that enables a ‘flat’ setting.
This setting minimizes the undesirable reverberation of
your listening room based on the sound directly coming
from the speakers. You can select a correction time
period during the automatic calibration.
If you’re not satisfied with the automatic adjustment
provided in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(Auto MCACC) on page 8, you can also adjust these
settings manually to get a frequency balance that suits
your tastes.
Note
1 If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjusting the distance setting, you may need to change the angle of your speakers very slightly.
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Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ automatically
When you perform the Auto MCACC setup as specified in
Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto
MCACC) on page 8, the correction is automatically done
with the time period already selected (when TYPE1 is
selected for EQ TYPE, the calibration is set only for ALL
CH ADJUST). In this setup, you can select any of the time
periods for EQ correction.
1 Select ‘Advanced EQ Setup’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
3.Manual MCACC
For an optimal system calibration based on the direct
sound coming from the speakers, we recommend using
the 30~50ms setting.
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
TIME POSITION
ENTER : Start
:Cancel
4 Press ENTER, then the calibration starts
automatically.
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
Set microphone.
Turn on Subwoofer.
Please Wait...
20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Return
• The Advanced EQ setup overwrites the settings
already set for ALL CH ADJUST and/or FRONT
ALIGN. To keep these settings intact, save the data in
CUSTOM1/CUSTOM2 as specified in Copying your
Acoustic Calibration EQ settings below.
• Make sure the supplied microphone is connected.
• See Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 10 for notes regarding high background noise
levels and other possible interference.
:Cancel
:Cancel
5
Wait for the Advanced EQ Setup to finish.
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
Now Analyzing
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker Level
Now Analyzing
[
[
[
]
]
]
:Cancel
2
30~50ms
Surround Analyzing
Delay Check
[
Level Check
[
Aco Cal EQ Pro. [
]
]
]
:Cancel
Select ‘TYPE1’ or ‘TYPE2’.
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
EQ TYPE
ALL CH ADJUST
TYPE1
ENTER : Start
:Cancel
3c.Advanced EQ Setup
EQ TYPE
ALL CH ADJUST
FRONT ALIGN
TYPE2
ENTER : Start
:Cancel
As the receiver outputs test tones, the frequency balance
is adjusted automatically for the following settings:
• ALL CH ADJUST – A ‘flat’ setting where all the
speakers are set individually so no special weighting
is given to any one channel.
Use / to select the setting.
When TYPE1 is selected, the calibration is set for ALL CH
ADJUST; when TYPE2 is selected, the calibration is set
for both ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN.
3 Select the time setting you want to use for
calibration.1
You can choose the time period that will be used for the
calibration. Use / to select the time setting.
Select the setting from the following time periods (in
milliseconds): 0~20ms, 10~30ms, 20~40ms, 30~50ms,
40~60ms, 50~70ms and 60~80ms. This setting will be
applied to all channels during calibration.
• FRONT ALIGN – All speakers are set in accordance
with the front speaker settings (no equalization is
applied to the front left and right channels).
It will take about 1 to 3 minutes for the calibration to
finish.
The display returns to the Manual MCACC setup menu
automatically after the Acoustic Calibration Equalization
is set.
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ settings
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic Calibration
EQ (see Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ manually
below), we recommend copying the ALL CH ADJUST or
the FRONT ALIGN settings from the Advanced EQ Setup
above (or from Automatically setting up for surround
sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8) to one of the custom
settings. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you
a reference point from which to start.
Note
1 For multi-channel audio sources, the localization of the reproduced sound image and the sound linkage of the speakers depend on the direct sound
including the early-reflected sound. In this setup, the earlier time settings (0~20ms, 10~30ms, etc.) implement calibration closer to the direct sound with
less consideration of the reverb characteristics; the later time settings (60~80ms, 50~70ms, etc.) incorporate the reverberant sound. Select your favorite
setting for the optimum results.
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1 Select ‘EQ Data Copy’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
3 Select the channel(s) you want and adjust to your
liking.
3e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
3.Manual MCACC
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
Left
40Hz :
[+ 1.0dB ]
125Hz :
[
0.0dB ]
250Hz :
[
0.0dB ]
4kHz :
[
0.0dB ]
13kHz :
[
0.0dB ]
TRIM :
[
0.0dB ]
:Finish
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
2 Select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2 then use / to
select the setting you want to copy.
3d.EQ Data Copy
3d.EQ Data Copy
TO
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
TO
FROM
[
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
Start Copy
[
OK
]
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
]
Start Copy
FROM
[
OK
Use / to select the frequency and / to boost or
cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to the top of
the screen and use / to select the next channel.
• The front speakers can’t be adjusted if you selected
FRONT ALIGN.
]
• The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the
frequency adjustment is too drastic and might
distort. If this happens, bring the level down until
OVER! disappears from the display.
:Cancel
:Cancel
• You can also copy from one custom setting to
another. For more on the ALL CH ADJUST and
FRONT ALIGN settings, see Setting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ automatically above.
3
Tip
Select ‘OK’ to copy and confirm.
• Changing the frequency curve of one channel too
drastically will affect the overall balance. If the
speaker balance seems uneven, you can raise or
lower channel levels using test tones with the TRIM
feature. Use / to select TRIM then use / to
raise or lower the channel level for the current
speaker.
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ manually
Before manually adjusting the Acoustic Calibration EQ,
we recommend copying the ALL CH ADJUST or the
FRONT ALIGN settings from the auto setup above (or
from Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto
MCACC) on page 8) to one of the custom settings.
Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you a
reference point from which to start (see Copying your
Acoustic Calibration EQ settings above for how to do this).
1 Select ‘EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust’ or ‘EQ CUSTOM2
Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
3e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Test Tone Type
ALL CH ADJUST
ENTER:Next
• ALL CH ADJUST – All the speakers can be set
independently so no special weighting is given to any
one channel. When adjusting, test tones will sound
for each individual channel.
• FRONT ALIGN – Speakers are set in accordance with
the front speaker settings. The sound of the test tone
will alternate between the left front (reference)
speaker and the target speaker.
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4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ settings
After you have completed an automatic or manual
Acoustic Calibration EQ adjustment, you can check the
ALL CH ADJUST, FRONT ALIGN and custom settings
using the on-screen display.
1 Select ‘EQ Data Check’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
:Cancel
2 Select which method you would like to use to
adjust the overall frequency balance.
It is best to choose whichever one you copied to the
custom setting in Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings above.
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
[ Left
]
40Hz :
+ 1.0dB
125Hz :
[
0.0dB ]
250Hz :
[
0.0dB ]
4kHz :
[
0.0dB ]
13kHz :
[
0.0dB ]
TRIM :
[
0.0dB ]
:Finish
Use / to select the channel.
ALL CH ADJ
CUSTOM2 ]
[
3e. EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
3.Manual MCACC
3g.EQ Data Check
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Advanced EQ Setup
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
2
ALL CH ADJUST
[ Left
]
40Hz
125Hz
250Hz
4kHz
13kHz
TRIM
: + 1.0dB
:
0.0dB
:
0.0dB
:
0.0dB
:
0.0dB
:
0.0dB
:Return
Select the setting you want to check.
• It is useful to do this while a source is playing so you
can compare the different settings.
3 Select the channels you want, pressing ENTER
when you’re finished checking each one.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
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1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
Manual speaker setup
This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to
optimize the surround sound performance. You only need
to make these settings once (unless you change the
placement of your current speaker system or add new
speakers).
These settings are designed to fine-tune your system, but
if you’re satisfied with the settings made in Automatically
setting up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8, it
isn’t necessary to make all of these settings.
Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup are output at
high volume.
1
Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ then press ENTER.
System Setup
4.Manual SP Setup
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
: Exit
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to
adjust these settings in order:
• Speaker Setting – Specify the size and number of
speakers you’ve connected (page 43).
• Crossover Network – Specify which frequencies will
be sent to the subwoofer (page 44).
• Channel Level – Adjust the overall balance of your
speaker system (page 44).
• Speaker Distance – Specify the distance of your
speakers from the listening position (page 45).
• THX Audio Setting – Specify the distance of your
surround back speakers from each other (page 45).
• THX Speaker Setup – Specify whether or not you
have a THX speaker system (page 45).
3 Make the adjustments necessary for each
setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each
screen.
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration
(size, number of speakers). It is a good idea to make sure
that the settings made in Automatically setting up for
surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 are correct.
4a.Speaker Setting
4.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
:Return
Front
SMALL
Center [ SMALL ]
Surr
[ SMALL ]
SB
[ SMALL x2 ]
SUB W.
YES
[ THX : ALL SMALL ]
:Finish
2 Choose the set of speakers that you want to set
then select a speaker size.
Use / to select the size (and number) of each of the
following speakers:
• Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you
didn’t connect a subwoofer. Select SMALL to send
the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.1
• Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker
reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center
speaker, choose NO (the center channel is sent to
the other speakers).
• Surr – Select LARGE if your surround speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect
surround speakers choose NO (the sound of the
surround channels is sent to the other speakers).
• SB – Select the number of surround back speakers
you have (one, two or none). Select LARGE if your
surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies
effectively. Select SMALL to send bass frequencies to
the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t
connect surround back speakers choose NO.2
• SUB W. – LFE signals and bass frequencies of
channels set to SMALL are output from the
subwoofer when YES is selected (see notes below).
Choose the PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to
output bass sound continuously or you want deeper
bass (the bass frequencies that would normally come
out the front and center speakers are also routed to
the subwoofer). If you did not connect a subwoofer
choose NO (the bass frequencies are output from
other speakers).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Note
1 If you select SMALL for the front speakers the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center, surround, and surround back speakers can’t
be set to LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
2 • If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.
• If you selected Speaker B or Front Bi-Amp (in Surround back speaker setting on page 38) you can’t adjust the surround back settings.
• If you select one surround back speaker only, make sure that speaker is hooked up to the left surround back terminal.
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1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
Tip
• If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may
seem logical to select LARGE for your front speakers
and PLUS for the subwoofer. This may not, however,
yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker
placement of your room you may actually experience
a decrease in the amount of bass due to low
frequency cancellations. In this case, try changing
the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get
good results, listen to the bass response with it set to
PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and
SMALL alternatively and let your ears judge which
sounds best. If you’re having problems, the easiest
option is to route all the bass sounds to the
subwoofer by selecting SMALL for the front speakers.
4.Manual SP Setup
4c.Channel Level
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
Test Tone
ENTER:Next
:Return
2
Manual
:Cancel
Select a setup option.
• Manual – Move the test tone manually from speaker
to speaker and adjust individual channel levels.
• Auto – Adjust channel levels as the test tone moves
from speaker to speaker automatically.
3 Confirm your selected setup option.
The test tones will start after you press ENTER.
Crossover Network
4c.Channel Level
• Default setting: 80Hz
Test Tone
This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds
playing back from the speakers selected as LARGE, or
the subwoofer, and bass sounds playing back from those
selected as SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff will
be for bass sounds in the LFE channel.1
1 Select ‘Crossover Network’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
[ Manual ]
Please Wait . . .
20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Cancel
4 Adjust the level of each channel using /.
If you selected Manual, use / to switch speakers. The
Auto setup will output test tones in the order shown onscreen:
4b.Crossover Network
4.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
Frequency
4c.Channel Level
80Hz
L
C
R
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
SW
( THX : 80Hz )
:Return
:Finish
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
2 Choose the frequency cutoff point.
Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent to the
subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is
emitted.2
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Channel Level
Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the
overall balance of your speaker system, an important
factor when setting up a home theater system.
Tip
• You can change the channel levels at any time by
using EFFECT/CH SEL and +/– on the remote control.
You can set two channel levels: one for MULTI CH IN
and one for the listening modes.
Note
1 • For more on selecting the speaker sizes, see Speaker Setting above.
• If you’re using a THX speaker setup, confirm that the crossover frequency is set to 80Hz.
2 • If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB
SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).
• The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual soundtrack.
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Speaker Distance
For good sound depth and separation from your system,
you need to specify the distance of your speakers from
the listening position. The receiver can then add the
proper delay needed for effective surround sound.
1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
4d.Speaker Distance
4.Manual SP Setup
L
C
R
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
SW
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
• > 0.3 – 1.2m – Surround speakers between 30 cm
and 1.2 m apart.
• 1.2m < – Surround speakers more than 1.2 m apart.
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
THX Speaker Setup
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
:Return
• 0.0 – 0.3m – Surround speakers within 30 cm apart
(best for THX surround sound).
2 Adjust the distance of each speaker using /.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.1 meter
increments.
If you have a complete THX speaker system, you should
make this setting for the most effective results when
using surround sound. See THX speaker system setup on
page 20 for more on using a THX speaker system.
1 Select ‘THX Speaker Setup’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
4.Manual SP Setup
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
:Return
Tip
• For best surround sound, make sure the surround
back speakers are the same distance from the
listening position.
2 Specify whether or not you are using a THX speaker
system.
4f.THX Speaker Setup
THX Speaker
THX Audio Setting
For the most effective results when using the THX Select2
Cinema and THX MusicMode listening modes (see Using
the Home THX modes on page 28) with the Advanced
Speaker Array (ASA) system (see About THX on page 68),
it is required that you make the setting. See THX speaker
system setup on page 20 for more on THX speaker
placement.1
1 Select ‘THX Audio Setting’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
NO
If you are using THX
speakers, select YES.
:Finish
• YES – All speaker settings are fixed to SMALL (see
Speaker Setting on page 43) during the Auto MCACC
setup.
• NO – Individual speaker sizes are determined
according to the Auto MCACC setup.
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
4.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
e.THX Audio Setting
f.THX Speaker Setup
:Return
2 Specify the distance of your surround back speakers
from each other.
4e.THX Audio Setting
SB SP Position
0.0-0.3m
SBL-SBR
:Finish
Note
1 If you don’t have surround back speakers, or just have one, you won’t be able to select this setting (Cannot select shows in the display).
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Chapter 9:
Other connections
Caution
• Make sure the power is switched off before making or
changing the connections.
Connecting an iPod
1 Set this receiver to the standby mode, and then use
the Control Dock for iPod supplied with an iPod control
cable2 to connect your iPod to the iPod terminal on the
rear panel of this receiver.
Push the connector in until you hear it click home. To
disconnect, squeeze the connector (as shown) to release
the catch, then pull out.
This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow
you to control playback of audio content from your iPod
using the controls of this receiver.1
2 Switch the receiver on and press the iPod input
source button to switch the receiver to the iPod.
The front panel display shows Loading while the receiver
verifies the connection and retrieves data from the iPod.
Connecting your iPod to the receiver
3 Use the TOP MENU button to display iPod Top
menu.
When the display shows Top Menu you’re ready to play
music from the iPod.3
• If after pressing iPod the display shows No
Connection, try switching off the receiver and
reconnecting the iPod to the receiver.
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R SURROUND
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
CENTE
iPod playback
To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take advantage
of the OSD of your TV connected to this receiver.4 You can
also control all operations for music in the front panel
display of this receiver.
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
Finding what you want to play
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WOOFE
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
MULTI CH IN
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iPod
Music >
Extras >
Settings >
Shuffle Songs
Backlight
When your iPod is connected to this receiver, you can
browse songs stored on your iPod by playlist, artist,
album name, song name, genre or composer, similar to
using your iPod directly.
iPod cable
iPod Top
MENU
Control Dock
for iPod
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
Playlists
Artists
Albums
Songs
Podcasts
Genres
Composers
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
E n te r
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
1 Use the / buttons to select a category then
press ENTER to browse that category.
• To return to the previous level any time, press
RETURN.
Note
1 This system is compatible with an iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano and iPod Photo portable device (third generation and above), however, compatibility may
vary depending on the software version of your iPod. This receiver does not support software versions prior to iPod update 2004-10-20. For supported
versions, consult your local Pioneer dealer.
2 • This product is the Pioneer Control Dock for iPod (IDK-90C) for use with an iPod® (third generation and above), iPod mini, iPod nano or iPod Photo.
• For detailed instructions on using the iPod, please refer to the manual supplied with the iPod.
• The connected iPod should be updated with iPod updater software higher than version 2004-10-20.
3 The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this receiver (Pioneer shows in the iPod display). Features such as the equalizer cannot
be controlled using this receiver, and we recommend switching the equalizer off before connecting.
4 • Note that non-roman characters in the playlist are displayed as #.
• This feature is not available for photos or video clips on your iPod.
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2 Use the / buttons to browse the selected
category (e.g., albums).
• Use / to move to previous/next levels.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you
want to play, then press  to start playback.1
Navigation through categories on your iPod looks like
this:
Playlists  Songs
Artists  Albums  Songs
Albums  Songs
Songs
Podcasts
Genres  Artists  Albums  Songs
Composers  Albums  Songs
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
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Button
What it does
TOP
MENU
Press to return to the iPod Top menu screen.
RETURN
Press to return to the previous level.
Watching photos and video content
To view photos or video on your iPod, since video control
is not possible using this receiver, you must use the main
controls of your iPod instead.2
1 Press PHOTO to switch the iPod controls for photo
and video playback.
The receiver controls will be unavailable while you are
watching iPod videos or browsing photos.
2 Press PHOTO again to switch back to the receiver
controls when you’re done.
Tip
• You can play all of the songs in a particular category
by selecting the All item at the top of each category
list. For example, you can play all the songs by a
particular artist.
Basic playback controls
The following table shows the basic playback controls for
your iPod:
Button
What it does

Press to start playback.
If you start playback when something other than a
song is selected, all the songs that fall into that
category will play.

Press to stop playback.

Pauses playback, or restarts playback when
paused.
/
Press and hold during playback to start scanning.
/
Press to skip to previous/next track.
Press repeatedly to switch between Repeat One,
Repeat All and Repeat Off.
Press repeatedly to switch between Shuffle Songs,
Shuffle Albums and Shuffle Off.
DISP
Press repeatedly to change the song playback
information displayed.
/
During playback, press to skip to previous/next
playlist; when browsing, press to move to previous/
next levels.
/
During Audiobook playback, press to switch the
playback speed: Faster  Normal  Slower
iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
Connecting the multichannel analog
inputs
For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your DVD player may
have 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel analog outputs (depending
on whether your player supports surround back
channels).3 Make sure that the player is set to output
multichannel analog audio.
1 Connect the front, surround, center and subwoofer
outputs on your DVD player to the corresponding
MULTI CH input jack on this receiver.
• Use standard RCA/phono jack cables for the
connections.
2 If your DVD player also has outputs for surround
back channels, connect these to the corresponding
MULTI CH input jacks on this receiver.
• Use standard RCA/phono jack cables for the
connections.
• If there is a single surround back output, connect it to
the SURROUND BACK L (Single) jack on this
receiver.
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD player as
above, you must select the analog multichannel inputs
for surround sound playback.4
Note
1 If you’re in the song category, you can also press ENTER to start playback.
2 Your iPod nano currently restricts viewing of photo images stored.
3 To listen to multichannel analog audio you’ll need to select MULTI CH IN (see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs above for more on this).
4 • When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, you can’t use the sound processing features, SIGNAL SELECT, or any of the listening modes
(including STEREO and the surround back channel processing).
• When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, only the volume and channel levels can be set.
• You can’t listen to your speaker B system during playback from the multichannel inputs.
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1 Make sure you have set the playback source to the
proper output setting.
For example, you might need to set your DVD player to
output multichannel analog audio.
2
Press MULTI CH IN (front panel).
• Depending on the DVD player you’re using, the
analog output level of the subwoofer channel may be
too low. In this case switch the receiver into standby,
then press  STANDBY/ON while holding down
SBch PROCESSING on the front panel. This switches
between SW IN +10dB (increase of 10 decibels) and
SW IN 0dB (default) in the subwoofer channel.
Switching the speaker system
If you selected Speaker B in Surround back speaker
setting on page 38, three speaker system settings are
possible using the SPEAKERS button. If you selected
Normal (SB) or Front Bi-Amp, the button will simply
switch your main speaker system on or off. The options
below are for the Speaker B setting only.1
• Use the SPEAKERS button on the front panel to
select a speaker system setting.
As mentioned above, if you have selected Normal (SB),
the button will simply switch your main speaker system
(A) on or off.
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker system option:
Speaker B setup
Caution
• Before making or changing the connections, switch off
the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in components should be the
last connection you make with your system.
• Be careful not to allow any contact between speaker
wires from different terminals.
• You can use speakers with a nominal impedance
between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please see Switching the
speaker impedance on page 56 if you plan to use
speakers with an impedance of less than 8 Ω).
After selecting Speaker B in Surround back speaker
setting on page 38, you can use the speakers connected
to the (surround back) B speaker terminals on the rear
panel to listen to stereo playback in another room. See
Switching the speaker system below for the listening
options with this setup.
1 Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back
speaker terminals on the rear panel.
Connect them the same way you connected your
speakers in Installing your speaker system on page 18.
Make sure to review Placing the speakers on page 19
when placing the speakers in another room.
• SPA – Sound is output from speaker system A and
the same signal is output from the pre-out terminals.
• SPB – Sound is output from the two speakers
connected to speaker system B. Multichannel
sources will not be heard. The same signal is output
from the surround back channel pre-out terminals.
• SPAB – Sound is output from speaker system A (up
to 5 channels, depending on the source), the two
speakers in speaker system B, and the subwoofer.
The sound from speaker system B will be the same as
the sound from speaker system A (multichannel
sources will be downmixed to 2 channels).
• SP (off) – No sound is output from the speakers. The
same sound is output from the pre-out terminals
(including from your subwoofer, if connected) as
when selecting speaker system A (above).
Bi-amping your front speakers
Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver
and low frequency driver of your speakers to different
amplifiers (in this case, to both front and surround back
terminals) for better crossover performance. Your
speakers must be bi-ampable to do this (having separate
terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement
will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using.
2 Select ‘Speaker B’ from the ‘Surr Back System’
menu.
See Surround back speaker setting on page 38 to do this.
Note
1 • The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Manual speaker setup on page 43. However, if SPB is selected above, no sound is heard
from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
• Depending on the settings in Surround back speaker setting on page 38 output from the surround back pre-out terminals may change.
• All speaker systems (except Speaker B connections) are switched off when headphones are connected.
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1 Connect your speakers as shown below.
This illustration below shows the connections for biamping your front left speaker. Hook up your front right
speaker in the same way.
SPEAKERS
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND
L
SURROUND BACK /
R
B
L (Single)
Front left
speaker
Caution
• Make sure you use a parallel (not series, which are
fairly uncommon) connection when bi-wiring your
speakers.
• Don’t connect different speakers from the same
terminal in this way.
SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
SELECTABLE
High
Low
Since both front and surround back speaker terminals
output the same audio, it doesn’t matter which set (front
or surround back) is powering which part (High or Low)
of the speaker.
Connecting additional amplifiers
This receiver has more than enough power for any home
use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to every
channel of your system using the pre-outs. Make the
connections shown below to add amplifiers to power
your speakers.
• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
AC outlet.
• Make sure that the + / – connections are properly
inserted.
2 Select the ‘Front Bi-Amp’ setting from the ‘Surr Back
System’ menu.
See Surround back speaker setting on page 38 to specify
how you’re using the surround back speaker terminals.
ANALOG
INPUT
L
R
Front channel
amplifier
AM LOOP
PRE OUT
CENTER
L
L
L
(Single)
ANALOG
INPUT
OUT
IN
3
Center channel
amplifier (mono)
R
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
R SUR-
SURROUND
ROUND BACK
ANALOG
INPUT
Caution
• Most speakers with both High and Low terminals
have two metal plates that connect the High to the
Low terminals. These must be removed when you are
bi-amping the speakers or you could severely
damage the amplifier. See your speaker manual for
more information.
• If your speakers have a removable crossover network,
make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. Doing
so may damage your speakers.
Bi-wiring your speakers
The reasons for bi-wiring are basically the same as biamping, but additionally, interference effects within the
wire could be reduced, producing better sound. Again, to
do this your speakers must be bi-wireable (that is they
must have separate terminals for the high and low
frequencies). When bi-wiring, make sure you’ve selected
Normal (SB) or Speaker B in Surround back speaker
setting on page 38.
• To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker cords to
the speaker terminal on the receiver.
L
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
OUT
IN
L
R
Surround channel
amplifier
ANALOG
INPUT
CENTER
L
L
L
R
Surround back
channel amplifier
ANALOG
DVR/VCR2
R
FRONT
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
R
SURROUND
R
SURROUND
BACK
INPUT
Powered
subwoofer
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• You can use the additional amplifier on the surround
back channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In
this case plug the amplifier into the left (L (Single))
terminal only.
• The sound from the surround back terminals will
depend on how you have configured the Surround
back speaker setting on page 38.
• To hear sound only from the pre-outs, switch the
speaker system to OFF, or simply disconnect any
speakers that are connected directly to the receiver.
• If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front
speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on page 43) to
LARGE.
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Using this receiver with a Pioneer
plasma display
If you have a Pioneer plasma display, you can use an
SR+ cable1 to connect it to this unit and take advantage
of various convenient features, such as automatic video
input switching of the plasma display when the input is
changed.2
• Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable to connect the
CONTROL IN jack of this receiver with the CONTROL
OUT jack of your plasma display.
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
Pioneer plasma
display
CONTROL
OUT
DVD player
Pioneer plasma
display
Satellite receiver, etc.
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ANTENNA
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
1
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE O
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
DVD/LD
AUDIO IN
TV/SAT
AUDIO IN
OUT
IN 2
IN
2
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
(TV/SAT)
IN
2
(TV/SAT)
Y
IN 3
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IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R SUR
PHASE
CONTROL
STANDBY/ON
ROU
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
1
3
S-VIDEO
HDMI
EON
MODE
PTY
SEARCH
LISTENING
MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
DVR /VCR 1
DVR /VCR 2
VIDEO/GAME
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
FM/AM
USB
MULTI CH
IN
iPod
SIGNAL
SB ch
SOUND
SELECT PROCESSING RETRIEVER
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
MULTI JOG
MASTER
VOLUME
ENTER
VIDEO
OUT
IN
S-VIDEO
IN
PHONES
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
CEN
MULTI JOG
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
This receiver
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WO
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
Important
• If you connect to a Pioneer plasma display using an
SR+ cable, you will need to point the remote control
at the plasma display remote sensor to control the
receiver. In this case, you won’t be able to control the
receiver using the remote control if you switch the
plasma display off.
To make the most of the SR+ features, you should
connect your source components (DVD player, etc.) in a
slightly different way to that described in this chapter. For
each component, connect the video output directly to the
plasma display, and just connect the audio (analog and/
or digital) to this receiver.
• Before you can use the extra SR+ features, you need
to make a few settings in the receiver. See The Input
Assign menu on page 52 and SR+ Setup for Pioneer
plasma displays on page 54 for detailed instructions.
Note
1 The 3-ringed SR+ cable from Pioneer is commercially available under the part number ADE7095. Contact the Pioneer Customer Support division for
more information on obtaining an SR+ cable (you can also use a commercially available 3-ringed mini phone plug for the connection).
2 This receiver is compatible with all SR+ equipped Pioneer plasma displays from 2003 onward.
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Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
plasma display
When connected using an SR+ cable, a number of
features become available to make using this receiver
with your Pioneer plasma display even easier. These
features include:
• On-screen displays when making receiver settings,
such as speaker setup, MCACC setup, and so on.
• On-screen volume display.
• On-screen display of listening mode.
• Automatic video input switching on the plasma
display.
• Automatic volume muting on the plasma display.
See also SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays on
page 54 for more on setting up the receiver.
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV CTRL
USB
SLEEP
SB ch
SR+
DIMMER
DIALOG E
PHASE
RECEIVER
ANALOG
ATT
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
S.RETRIEVER
1 Make sure that the plasma display and this receiver
are switched on and that they are connected with the
SR+ cable.
See Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display
above for more on connecting these components.
• Make sure you have also selected the display input to
which you’ve connected the receiver in The Input
Assign menu on page 52.
2 To switch SR+ mode on/off, press RECEIVER, then
the SR+ button.
The front panel display shows SR+ ON or SR+ OFF.
• The automatic volume muting feature is enabled
separately; see SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays
on page 54.
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Chapter 10:
Other Settings
The Input Assign menu
You only need to make settings in the Input Assign menu
if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according to
the default settings for the digital inputs, or if you have
connected equipment using component video cables.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press
the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use /
// and ENTER to navigate through the screens
and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and
exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘Input Assign’ from the System Setup menu.
System Setup
5.Input Assign
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
: Exit
:Return
Coaxial - 1 – DVD/LD
Coaxial - 2 – DVR 2
Optical - 1 – DVR 1
Optical - 2 – TV/SAT
Optical - 3 – CD
You only need to do this if you didn’t hook up your digital
equipment according to the default settings for the
digital inputs (see above). This setting tells the receiver
what digital equipment is hooked up to which terminal so
the buttons on the remote correspond to what you have
hooked up.
1 Select ‘Digital Input’ from the Input Assign menu.
5a.Digital Input Setup
:Return
Coaxial - 1
Coaxial - 2
Optical - 1
Optical - 2
Optical - 3
DVD/LD
[ DVR 2 ]
[ DVR 1 ]
[ TV/SAT ]
[
CD
]
:Finish
2 Select the number of the digital input to which
you’ve connected the digital component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers beside the
inputs on the back of the receiver.
3 Select the component that corresponds with the
one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD/LD, TV/SAT, CD, CD-R, DVR 1,
DVR 2 or OFF.
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• Default settings:
Component 1 – OFF
Component 2 – OFF
Component 3 – OFF
If you used component video cords to connect your video
equipment you must tell the receiver which device it is, or
else you may see the S-video or composite video input
instead of the component video signal. For more on this,
see Using the component video jacks on page 14.
1 Select ‘Component Input’ from the Input Assign
menu.
5b.Component Input
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
• Default settings:
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
Assigning the component video inputs
5. Input Assign
Assigning the digital inputs
5.Input Assign
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign a digital input to a certain function (for
example, DVD/LD) then any digital inputs previously
assigned to that function will automatically be
switched off.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
Component - 1
Component - 2
Component - 3
[
[
OFF
OFF
OFF
:Return
]
]
:Finish
2 Select the number of the component video input to
which you’ve connected your video component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers beside the
inputs on the back of the receiver.
3 Select the component that corresponds with the
one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD/LD, TV/SAT, DVR 1, DVR 2 or OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• Make sure you have made audio connections from
the component to the corresponding inputs on the
rear of the receiver.
• If you connect any source component to the receiver
using a component video input, you should also have
your TV connected to this receiver’s component video
MONITOR output (downconverting component video
is not possible after assigning an input).
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
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Assigning the HDMI inputs
2
• Default settings:
HDMI - 1 – DVD/LD
HDMI - 2 – TV/SAT
You only need to change this setting when you didn’t
connect your HDMI component according to the default
settings for the HDMI input terminals (see above). By
specifying the type of the connected component and to
which input terminal it is connected, video signals can be
delivered properly when you select an HDMI component
as the input source.
1 Select ‘HDMI Input’ from the Input Assign menu.
5c.HDMI Input
5. Input Assign
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
HDMI - 1
HDMI - 2
DVD/LD
[ TV/SAT ]
:Return
:Finish
a.DRC Setup
b.Dual Mono Setup
c.LFE ATT Setup
d.SR + Setup
e.Video Conv. Setup
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
3 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to
adjust these settings in order:
• DRC Setup – Specify the amount of dynamic range
adjustment to Dolby Digital or DTS soundtracks (see
Dynamic Range Control Setup below).
• Dual Mono Setup – Isolate one channel when
listening to discs with dual mono encoding (see Dual
Mono Setup below).
• LFE ATT Setup – Choose the attenuator level for the
LFE channel (LFE Attenuator Setup on page 54).
• SR+ Setup – Specify how you want to control your
Pioneer plasma display (SR+ Setup for Pioneer
plasma displays on page 54).
• Video Conv. Setup – Specify if you want analog
video signals converted for output to your TV (Video
Converter Setup on page 54).
4 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting,
pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
Dynamic Range Control Setup
• Default setting: OFF
This setting specifies the amount of dynamic range
adjustment to Dolby Digital and DTS movie soundtracks.
You may want to use this when listening to surround
sound at low volumes.
1
Select ‘DRC Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
6.Other Setup
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press
the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use /
// and ENTER to navigate through the screens
and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and
exit the current menu.
6a.Dynamic Range Control
a.DRC Setup
b.Dual Mono Setup
c.LFE ATT Setup
d.SR + Setup
e.Video Conv. Setup
The Other Setup menu
The Other Setup menu is where you can make
customized settings to reflect how you are using the
receiver.
:Return
: Exit
3 Select the component that corresponds with the
one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD/LD, TV/SAT, DVR 1, DVR 2 or OFF.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
6.Other Setup
System Setup
2 Select the number of the HDMI input to which
you’ve connected your video component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers beside the
inputs on the back of the receiver.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• To hear audio from your HDMI component (through
this system), you must also make separate audio
connections to the corresponding inputs on the rear
of the receiver. For more on this, see Connecting the
multichannel analog inputs on page 47.
• If you connect any video component to the receiver
using HDMI, you should also have your TV connected
to this receiver’s HDMI output.
Select ‘Other Setup’ then press ENTER.
DRC
OFF
:Return
2
:Finish
Choose the setting that you want.
• OFF – No dynamic range adjustment (use when
listening at higher volume).
• MID – Mid setting.
• MAX – Dynamic range is reduced (loud sounds are
reduced in volume while quieter sounds are
increased).
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
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Dual Mono Setup
1
• Default setting: CH1
Select ‘SR+ Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
6d.SR + Setup
6.Other Setup
a.DRC Setup
b.Dual Mono Setup
c.LFE ATT Setup
d.SR + Setup
e.Video Conv. Setup
You can specify how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital
and DTS soundtracks should be played. Dual mono is not
widely used, but is sometimes necessary when two
languages need to be sent to separate channels.
:Return
1 Select ‘Dual Mono Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
6b.Dual Mono Setup
6.Other Setup
a.DRC Setup
b.Dual Mono Setup
c.LFE ATT Setup
d.SR + Setup
e.Video Conv. Setup
Dual Mono
[ CH1
:Finish
:Return
2
2
Choose the setting that you want.
• CH1 – Only channel 1 is played
• CH2 – Only channel 2 is played
• CH1 CH2 – Both channels are played through the
front speakers
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
6d.SR + Setup
Select ‘LFE ATT Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
a.DRC Setup
b.Dual Mono Setup
c.LFE ATT Setup
d.SR + Setup
e.Video Conv. Setup
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
• Default setting: ON
LFE ATT
ATT 0dB
:Return
2
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/LD
input-2
TV/SAT
[ OFF ]
DVR 1
[ OFF ]
DVR 2
[ OFF ]
VIDEO
[ OFF ]
Monitor Out
[ OFF ]
:Finish
Video Converter Setup
6c. LFE ATT Setup
6.Other Setup
6d.SR + Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/LD
OFF
TV/SAT
[ OFF ]
DVR 1
[ OFF ]
DVR 2
[ OFF ]
VIDEO
[ OFF ]
Monitor Out
[ OFF ]
:Finish
• Default setting: ATT 0dB
1
Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting you want.
• OFF – The receiver does not control the volume of the
plasma display.
• ON – When the receiver is switched to one of the inputs
that use the plasma display (DVD/LD, or another
function below), the volume on the plasma display is
muted so only sound from the receiver is heard.
3 Assign any input source connected to the plasma
display to the corresponding input number.
This matches the receiver’s input source with a
numbered video input on the plasma display. For
example, assign DVD/LD to input-2 if you have
connected your DVD video output to video input 2 on the
plasma display.
• The Monitor Out should be set to the input that you’ve
used to connect this receiver to your plasma display.
LFE Attenuator Setup
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources include ultralow bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to
prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting the
sound from the speakers.
PDP Volume Control
OFF
PDP Input Select
DVD/LD
[ OFF ]
TV/SAT
[ OFF ]
DVR 1
[ OFF ]
DVR 2
[ OFF ]
VIDEO
[ OFF ]
Monitor Out
[ OFF ]
:Finish
:Finish
Choose the setting that you want.
• ATT 0dB – No limiting (recommended)
• ATT 10dB – 10 dB of limiting
• LFE OFF – No sound from LFE channel
The video converter allows you to see analog video
sources through all of this receiver’s MONITOR VIDEO
OUT jacks. Note that the converter gives priority to
component, S-video, then composite (in that order). See
About the video converter on page 12 for more on this.
1 Select ‘Video Conv. Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
6e. Video Converter Setup
6.Other Setup
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
a.DRC Setup
b.Dual Mono Setup
c.LFE ATT Setup
d.SR + Setup
e.Video Conv. Setup
Video Conv.
ON
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays
• Default setting: OFF (all settings)
Make the following settings if you have connected a
Pioneer plasma display to this receiver using an SR+
cable. Note that the number of settings available will
depend on the plasma display you’ve connected.
See also Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display
on page 50.
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2
:Finish
Choose the setting that you want.
• ON – All analog video signals are output from the
MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks.
• OFF – No conversion between video formats.
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
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Chapter 11:
Using other functions
Making an audio or a video recording
You can make an audio or a video recording from the
built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source
connected to the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).1
Keep in mind you can’t make a digital recording from an
analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the
components you are recording to/from are hooked up in
the same way (see Connecting your equipment on
page 11 for more on connections).
Since the video converter is not available when making
recordings (from the video OUT jacks) make sure to use
the same type of video cable for connecting your recorder
as you used to connect your video source (the one you
want to record) to this receiver. For example, you must
connect your recorder using S-video if your source has
also been connected using S-video.
For more information about video connections, see
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video
sources on page 14.
Refer to the instructions that came with the recorder if
you are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set
the audio recording level automatically—check the
component’s instruction manual if you’re unsure.
4 Start recording, then start playback of the source
component.
Reducing the level of an analog signal
The input attenuator lowers the input level of an analog
signal when it’s too strong. You can use this if you find
the that the OVER indicator is lights often, or you can
hear distortion in the sound.2
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV CTRL
USB
RECEIVER
SLEEP
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
• Press RECEIVER then press ANALOG ATT to switch
the input attenuator on or off.
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
Using the sleep timer
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV CTRL
USB
RECEIVER
The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a
specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without
worrying about the receiver being left on all night. Use
the remote control to set the sleep timer.
DVR 2
1 Select the source you want to record.
Use the input source buttons (or INPUT SELECT).
• If necessary, press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to
select the input signal corresponding to the source
component (see Choosing the input signal on
page 30 for more on this).
2 Prepare the source you want to record.
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, DVD etc.
3 Prepare the recorder.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording
device and set the recording levels.
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV CTRL
USB
RECEIVER
SLEEP
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
• Press RECEIVER then press SLEEP repeatedly to set
the sleep time.
30 min
60 min
Off
90 min
• You can check the remaining sleep time at any time
by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will
cycle through the sleep options again.3
Note
1 • The receiver’s volume, DSP (the tone controls, for example), and surround effects have no effect on the recorded signal.
• Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.
• Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.
2 The attenuator isn’t available with digital sources.
3 You can also switch off the sleep timer simply by switching off the receiver.
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Dimming the display
You can choose between four brightness levels for the
front panel display. Note that when selecting sources, the
display automatically brightens for a few seconds.
CD-R/TAPE
CD
USB
iPod
TUNER
SLEEP
SB ch
SR+
DIMMER
DIALOG E
PHASE
RECEIVER
ANALOG
ATT
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
S.RETRIEVER
• Press RECEIVER then press DIMMER repeatedly to
change the brightness of the front panel display.
Switching the speaker impedance
We recommend using speakers of 8 Ω with this system,
but it is possible to switch the impedance setting if you
plan to use speakers with a 6 Ω impedance rating. Use
the front panel controls to do this.
• With the receiver in standby, press  STANDBY/
ON while holding down the SPEAKERS button.
Each time you do this, you switch between the
impedance settings:
• SP 6 OHM – Use this setting if your speakers are
rated at 6 Ω.
• SP 8 OHM – Use this setting if your speakers are
rated at 8 Ω or more.
Resetting the system
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to
the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.
1
Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down the front panel TONE button,
press and hold  STANDBY/ON for about three
seconds.
The display shows RESET?.
3 Press the front panel ENTER button.
The display shows RESET OK?.
4 Press SYSTEM SETUP to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver
has been reset to the factory default settings.
• Note that all settings will be saved, even if the
receiver is unplugged.
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Chapter 12:
Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the remote to control other
components
To try out the remote control, switch the component on or
off (into standby) by pressing SOURCE . If it doesn’t
seem to work, select the next code from the list (if there
is one).
Most components can be assigned to one of the input
source buttons (such as DVD/LD or CD) using the
component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the
remote.
7 If your component is controlled successfully, press
ENTER to confirm.
The remote LCD display shows OK.
However, there are cases where only certain functions
may be controllable after assigning the proper preset
code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the remote
control will not work for the model that you are using.
Resetting the remote control presets
Note
• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing
RECEIVER. To go back a step, press RETURN.
• After one minute of inactivity, the remote
automatically exits the operation.
This will erase all preset remote control preset codes and
programmed buttons.
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select RESET then press ENTER.
RESET flashes in the LCD display.
3 Press and hold ENTER for about two seconds.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the remote presets have
been erased.
Selecting preset codes directly
DVR 2
DVD
TV
CD-R/TAPE
CD
DVR 1
iPod
SLEEP
TUNER
SB ch
MENU
TOP MENU
TV CTRL
TUNE
ST
USB
RECEIVER
ANALOG
ATT
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
TUNE
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
TV CONTROL
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2
Use / to select PRESET then press ENTER.
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote displays the component you want
to control (for example DVD or DVR).1
4 Use / to select the first letter of the brand name
of your component then press ENTER.
This should be the manufacturer’s name (for example, P
for Pioneer).
5 Use / to select the manufacturer’s name from
the list then press ENTER.
6 Use / to select the proper code from the list,
then try using this remote with your component.
The code should start with the component type (for
example, DVD 020). If there is more than one, start with
the first one.2
Confirming preset codes
Use this feature to check which preset code is assigned
to an input source button.
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select READ ID then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the input source
button you want to check.
3 Press the button of the component for which you
want to check the preset code, then press ENTER.
The brand name and preset code appears in the display
for three seconds.
Direct function
• Default setting: ON
You can use the direct function feature to control one
component using the remote control while at the same
time, using your receiver to playback a different
component. This could let you, for example, use the
remote control to set up and listen to a CD on the receiver
and then use the remote control to rewind a tape in your
VCR while you continue to listen to your CD player.
Note
1 You can’t assign the RECEIVER, TUNER or USB buttons.
2 • When using a Pioneer HDD recorder, please select PIONEER DVR 487, 488, 489 or 493.
• When using a Pioneer plasma display released prior to summer 2005, please select preset codes 600 or 231.
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When direct function is on, any component you select
(using the input source buttons) will be selected by both
the receiver and the remote control. When you turn direct
function off, you can operate the remote control without
affecting the receiver.1
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select DIRECT F then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the button of the
input source you want to control.
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control then press ENTER.
4 Use / to switch direct function ON or OFF then
press ENTER.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the setting.
4 Use / to select CODE EDT then press ENTER.
To erase any previously stored multi-operations (or
shutdown sequences) select CODE ERS above.
5 Use / to select a command in the sequence then
press ENTER.
If this is the first command in the sequence, select 1ST
CODE. Otherwise, simply choose the next command in
the sequence. PRES KEY flashes after you press ENTER.
6 If necessary, press the input source button for the
component whose command you want to input.
This is only necessary if the command is for a new
component (input source).
7 Select the button for the command you want to
input.
The following remote control commands can be selected:
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
Multi Operation and System Off
The Multi Operation feature allows you to program a
series of up to five commands for the components in your
system. For example, you could turn on your TV, turn on
your DVD player and start playing the loaded DVD using
only two buttons on the remote control.
Similar to multi operations, System Off allows you to use
one button to stop and switch off a series of components
in your system at the same time.2
SOURCE
AV PRE-PROGRAMMED AND LEARNING
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV VOL
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
USB
CD
TV CH
VOL
TV CTRL
A
RECEIVER
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
DIALOG E
PHASE
REC
MUTE
MPX
SLEEP
B
EON
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
D
DVD
CH
CH
PHOTO
D.ACCESS
S.RETRIEVER
CLASS
+10
DISC
THX
E
HDD
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
ENTER
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
Programming a multi-operation or a
shutdown sequence
TUNE
ST
SETUP
GUIDE
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
iPod
TUNER
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV CTRL
TUNE
ST
SLEEP
SB ch
RECEIVER
ANALOG
ATT
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY SEARCH
ST
ENTER
TUNE
T.EDIT
RETURN
RECEIVER
BAND
MENU
TOP MENU
USB
LEVEL
MENU
TOP MENU
PTY SEARCH
TUNE
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
TV CONTROL
• You don’t need to program the receiver to switch on
or off. This is done automatically.
With Pioneer components, you don’t need to:
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
• program the power to switch off in a shutdown
sequence (except DVD recorders);
2 Use / to select MULTI OP or SYS OFF from the
menu and press ENTER.
If you selected Multi Operation (MULTI OP), the LCD on
the remote prompts you for an input source button.
• program the power to switch on if it’s the source
component selected in step 3;
If you selected System Off (SYSOFF), go to step 4.
3 Press the input source button for the component
that will start the multi-operation then press ENTER.
For example, if you want to start the sequence by
switching on your DVD player, press DVD.
• program a Pioneer TV or monitor to switch on if the
input function (selected in step 2) has video input
terminals;
These take priority in multi operations (not shutdown).
Note
1 You can’t use direct function with the TV CTRL function.
2 • Before Multi Operation and System Off will work correctly, you must setup the remote to work with your TV and other components (see Setting the
remote to control other components on page 57 for more on this).
• Some units may take some time to power up, in which case multiple operations may not be possible.
• Power on and off commands only work with components that have a standby mode.
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8 Repeat steps 5–7 to program a sequence of up to
five commands.
9 When you’re finished, use / to select EDITEXIT
from the menu and press ENTER.
You will return to the remote control SETUP menu. Select
* EXIT * again to exit.
12
• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are
dedicated to control the TV assigned to the TV CTRL
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the
TV CTRL button.
Button(s) Function
Press to switch the component Cable TV/
assigned to the TV CTRL
Satellite TV/TV
button on or off.
INPUT
SELECT
Switches the TV input. (Not
possible with all models.)
TV
TV CH +/–
Selects channels.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
Using multi operations
You can start multi operations with the receiver switched
on, or in standby.
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
TV VOL +/– Adjust the TV volume.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
SOURCE
Switches the TV or CATV
between standby and on.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV

Use to choose the ‘A’
commands on a Satellite TV
menu.
Satellite TV

Use to choose the RED/B
Satellite TV/TV
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.

Use to choose the CYAN/E
Satellite TV/TV
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.

Use to choose the GREEN/C
Satellite TV/TV
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.

Use to choose the YELLOW/D
Satellite TV/TV
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
LEVEL
RECEIVER
1 Press MULTI OPE.
MULTI OP flashes in the display.
2 Press an input source button that has been set up
with a multi operation.
The receiver switches on (if it was in standby) and the
programmed multi operation is performed automatically.
Using System off
AUDIO SUBTITLE
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
DISP
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
PHOTO
THX
STANDARD ADV.SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
MULTI OPE AUTO SURR ACOUSTIC EQ SIGNAL SEL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
LEVEL
AUDIO / DISP Use to switch audio tracks.
Satellite TV/TV
SUBTITLE
Use to return to the previously
selected channel.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
GUIDE
Use as the GUIDE button for
navigating.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
RETURN
Use to select RETURN or EXIT.
Satellite TV/TV
Number
buttons
Use to select a specific TV
channel.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
+10 button
Use to add a decimal point
when selecting a TV channel.
Satellite TV/TV
ENTER/
DISC
Use to enter a channel.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
MENU
Select the menu screen.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
RECEIVER
1 Press MULTI OPE.
MULTI OP flashes in the display.
2 Press  SOURCE.
The command sequence you programmed will run, then
all Pioneer components will switch off1, followed by this
receiver.
Controls for TVs
This remote control can control components after
entering the proper codes or teaching the receiver the
commands (see Setting the remote to control other
components on page 57 for more on this). Use the input
source buttons to select the component.
Components
TV
/// Select, adjust and navigate
& ENTER
items on the menu screen.
Cable TV/
Satellite TV/TV
TOP MENU Switches TEXT ON/OFF for TVs. TV
Note
1 In order to avoid accidently switching off a DVD recorder that is currently recording, no DVD recorder power off codes are sent.
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Controls for other components
This remote control can control these components after
entering the proper codes or teaching the receiver the
commands (see Setting the remote to control other
components on page 57 for more on this). Use the input
source buttons to select the component.
Button(s) Function
Components
SOURCE
Press to switch the component
between standby and on.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Press to return to the start of the CD/MD/CD-R/
current track or chapter.
DVD/LD player
Repeated presses skips to the
start of previous tracks or
chapters.




Press to advance to the start of
the next track or chapter.
Repeated presses skips to the
start of following tracks or
chapters.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD player
Pause playback or recording.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Start playback.
Hold down for fast forward
playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
En
Use as the ENTER button.
VCR/DVD player
Displays the setup screen for
DVR players.
DVR player
Changes sides of the LD.
LD player
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD/DVR
DVD player.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Stops playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
 REC
(SHIFT+)
Starts recording.
MD/CD-R/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
REC STOP
(SHIFT+)
Stops recording.
DVR player
Directly access tracks on a
program source.
CD/MD/CD-R/
LD player/VCR
Use the number buttons to
navigate the on-screen
display.
DVD/DVR
player
Selects tracks higher than 10.
(For example, press +10 then 3
to select track 13.)
CD/MD/CD-R/
LD player/VCR
player
MENU
Displays menus concerning the DVD/DVR
current DVD or DVR you are
player
using.

Pauses the tape.
Cassette deck

Stops the tape.
Cassette deck
ENTER
Starts playback.
Cassette deck
/
Fast rewinds/fast forwards the
tape.
Cassette deck
/// Navigates DVD menu/options.
& ENTER
DVD/DVR
player
GUIDE
Press to access the DVD player DVD/DVR
setup screen.
player
CH +/–
Selects channels.
AUDIO
Changes the audio language or DVD/DVR
channel.
player
SUBTITLE
Displays/changes the subtitles
on multilingual DVDs.
HDD (SHIFT
+ CH–)
JUKEBOX
Switches to the Jukebox feature. DVR player
(SHIFT+)
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Multiple CD
player
Chooses the disc.
SHIFT
Switches to the VCR controls
+SUBTITLE when using a VCR/DVD/HDD
Hold down for fast reverse
playback.
+10 button
Components
ENTER/
DISC
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Number
buttons
Button(s) Function
VCR/DVD/DVR
player
DVD/DVR
player
VCR/DVD/DVR
player
recorder.
Switches to the hard disk
controls when using a DVD/
HDD recorder.
DVD (SHIFT Switches to the DVD controls
+ CH+)
when using a DVD/HDD
recorder.
DVR player
DVR player
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Operating other Pioneer components
with this unit’s sensor
Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL jacks
which can be used to link components together so that
you can use just the remote sensor of one component.
When you use a remote control, the control signal is
passed along the chain to the appropriate component.1
Important
• Note that if you use this feature, make sure that you
also have at least one set of analog audio, video or
HDMI jacks connected to another component for
grounding purposes.
1 Decide which component you want to use the
remote sensor of.
When you want to control any component in the chain,
this is the remote sensor at which you’ll point the
corresponding remote control.
2 Connect the CONTROL OUT jack of that component
to the CONTROL IN jack of another Pioneer component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the
connection.
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Note
1 • If you want to control all your components using this receiver’s remote control, refer to Setting the remote to control other components on page 57.
If you have connected a remote control to the CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), you won’t be able to control this unit using the remote sensor.
• See Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display on page 50 if you are connecting a Pioneer plasma display.
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Additional information
Chapter 13:
Additional information
Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with
this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other
components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks
listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.
Power
Symptom
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
• Make sure that the power cable is plugged in to an active power outlet.
• Try disconnecting from the power outlet, then plugging back in.
The receiver suddenly switches • Check that there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel or another set of wires. If
off or the Phase Control indicator so, re-attach the speaker wires, making sure there are no stray strands.
blinks.
• The receiver may have a serious problem. Disconnect from the power and call a Pioneer authorized
independent service company.
During loud playback the power
suddenly switches off.
• Turn down the volume.
• Lower the 40 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 39.
• Try switching on the digital safety feature (put the receiver into standby, hold down the SYSTEM SETUP
button on the front panel and press  STANDBY/ON to switch between SAFETY ON and SAFETY OFF). If
the power switches off even with SAFETY ON selected, turn down the volume.
The unit does not respond when
the buttons are pressed.
• Try switching the receiver off then back on again.
• Try disconnecting the power cable, then connect again.
AMP ERR blinks in the display,
then the power automatically
switches off. The MCACC blinks
and the power does not turn on.
• The receiver may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the receiver on. Contact a Pioneer
authorized independent service company for help.
FAN STOP blinks in the display,
then the power automatically
switches off.
• Something is obstructing the fan. Remove the obstruction and try switching the receiver back on. If the
fan is still not working, or you can’t remove the object, unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer
authorized independent service company.
• The fan is malfunctioning. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent
service company.
OVERHEAT blinks in the display • Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on. Check the safety
then the power automatically
precautions on pages 2 and 3 for information on improving heat dispersal.
switches off.
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Symptom
Remedy
No sound is output when an input
source is selected.
No sound output from the front
speakers.
• Check the volume, mute setting (press MUTE) and speaker setting (press SPEAKERS).
• Make sure the correct input source is selected.
• Check that the MCACC setup microphone is disconnected.
• Make sure the correct input signal is selected (press SIGNAL SELECT).
• Check that the source component is connected properly (see Connecting your equipment on page 11).
• Check that the speakers are connected properly (see Connecting the speakers on page 18).
No sound from the surround or
center speakers.
• Check that the stereo mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t selected; select one of the
surround listening modes (see Listening in surround sound on page 27).
• Check that the surround/center speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• Check the channel level settings (see Channel Level on page 44).
• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 18).
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Symptom
Remedy
No sound from surround back
speakers.
• Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• Make sure surround back processing is set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on
page 30).
• If the source is Dolby Surround EX or DTS-ES with no flag to indicate 6.1 compatibility, then with surround
back processing set to SBch Auto, there will be no sound from the surround back speakers. In this case,
set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on page 30).
• If the source does not have 6.1 playback channels, make sure that surround back processing is set to SBch
ON and a surround mode is selected (see Listening in surround sound on page 27).
• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 18). If only one surround back
speaker is connected, make sure it’s connected to the left channel speaker terminal.
No sound from subwoofer.
• Check that the subwoofer is connected properly, switched on and the volume turned up.
• If your subwoofer has a sleep function, make sure it is switched off.
• Make sure that the Subwoofer setting is YES or PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• The crossover frequency may be set too low; try setting it higher to match the characteristics of your other
speakers (see Speaker Setting on page 43)
• If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your speaker settings to
Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 44).
No sound from one speaker.
• Check the speaker connection (see Connecting the speakers on page 18).
• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 44).
• Check that the speaker hasn’t been set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• The channel may not be recorded in the source. By using one of the advanced effect listening mode, you
may be able to create the missing channel (see Listening in surround sound on page 27).
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Sound is produced from analog • Check that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 30).
components, but not from digital • Make sure that the digital input is assigned correctly for the input jack the component is connected to
ones (DVD, LD, CD-ROM etc.).
(see The Input Assign menu on page 52).
• Check the digital output settings on the source component.
• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
• Make sure that the multichannel analog inputs are not selected. Select any other input source.
No sound is output or a noise is
output when Dolby Digital/DTS
software is played back.
• Check that your DVD player is compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS discs.
• Check the digital output settings of your DVD player. Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On.
• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
Other audio problems
Symptom
Remedy
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically, or there is
considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
For FM broadcasts
• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, adjust the position for best reception and secure to a wall, etc.
• Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 21).
For AM broadcasts
• Adjust the position and direction of the AM antenna.
• Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 21).
• Noise may be caused by interference from other equipment, such as a fluorescent light, motor, etc.
Switch off or move the other equipment, or move the AM antenna.
A multichannel DVD source
appears to be downmixed to 2
channels during playback.
• Make sure that the multichannel analog inputs are selected (see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
on page 47).
Noise is output when scanning a • This is not a malfunction of the receiver. The scan function of your player alters the digital information,
DTS CD.
making it unreadable, resulting in noise being output. Lower the volume when scanning.
When playing a DTS format LD
there is audible noise on the
soundtrack.
• Make sure that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 30).
Can’t record audio.
• You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording from an analog
source.
• For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected.
• Check that the OUT jacks are properly connected to the recorders input jacks (see Connecting analog
audio sources on page 17).
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Symptom
Remedy
Subwoofer output is very low.
• To route more signal to the subwoofer, set it to PLUS or set the front speakers to SMALL (see Speaker
Setting on page 43).
Everything seems to be set up
• The speakers may be out of phase. Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the receiver are
correctly, but the playback sound matched with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on page 18).
is odd.
The PHASE CONTROL feature
• If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the lowpass cutoff is set to
doesn’t seem to have an audible the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on
effect.
the subwoofer, the setting where you think it has the best overall effect on the sound).
• Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker Distance on page 45).
Noise or hum can be heard even • Check that personal computers or other digital components connected to the same power source are not
when there is no sound being
causing interference.
input.
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
• See Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 to set up your system again
using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the subwoofer output).
The maximum volume available • This is not a malfunction. If the levels in Channel Level on page 44 have been adjusted, the maximum
(shown in the front panel display) volume will change accordingly.
is lower than the +12dB
maximum.
Video
Symptom
Remedy
No image is output when an input • Check the video connections of the source component (see page 14).
is selected.
• Make sure the input assignment is correct for components connected using component cables (see The
Input Assign menu on page 52).
• Check the video output settings of the source component.
• Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct.
• When the source component is connected to this receiver with a component video cable, you must also
connect your TV to this receiver with a component video cable.
Can’t record video.
• Check that the source is not copy-protected.
• The video converter is not available when making recordings. Check that the same type of video cable is
used for connecting both the recorder and the video source (the one you want to record) to this receiver.
Noisy, intermittent, or distorted
picture.
• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video
quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on
the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display
device using the same type of connection (component, S-video or composite), then start playback again.
Settings
Symptom
Remedy
The Auto MCACC Setup
continually shows an error.
• The ambient noise level may be too high. Keep the noise level in the room as low as possible (see also
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 10). If the noise level cannot be kept low enough, you
will have to set up the surround sound manually (page 39).
After using the Auto MCACC
• There may have been some low frequency noise in the room from an air-conditioner, motor, etc. Switch
Setup, the speaker size setting is off all other appliances in the room and use Auto MCACC Setup again.
incorrect.
• Depending on a number of factors (room size, speaker placement, etc.) this may occur in some cases.
You can change the speaker setting manually in Speaker Setting on page 43 if this is a recurring problem.
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Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker
Distance setting (page 40)
properly.
• Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are
matched up properly).
Most recent settings have been
erased.
• The power cord was disconnected from the wall while adjusting this setting.
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Display
Symptom
Remedy
The display is dark or off.
• Press DIMMER on the remote control repeatedly to select a different brightness.
After making an adjustment the
display goes off.
• Press DIMMER on the remote control repeatedly to select a different brightness.
You can’t get DIGITAL to display • Check the digital connections and make sure that the digital inputs are assigned correctly (see The Input
when using the SIGNAL SELECT Assign menu on page 52).
button.
• If the multichannel analog inputs are selected, select a different input source.
The Dolby/DTS indicator doesn’t
light when playing Dolby/DTS
software.
• These indicators do dot light if playback is paused.
• Check the playback (especially the digital output) settings of the source component.
When playing a DVD-Audio disc, • This is not a malfunction. 96 kHz audio from DVD-Audio discs is only output from the analog outputs of
the DVD player. This receiver cannot show the playback sample rate when using the analog inputs.
the DVD player display shows
96 kHz. However, the receiver’s
display does not.
During playback of a DTS 96/24 • Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 30).
source, the display doesn’t show
96 kHz.
When playing Dolby Digital or
DTS sources, the receiver’s
format indicators do not light.
• Check that the player is connected using a digital connection.
• Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 30).
• Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to PCM.
• Ensure that if there are several audio tracks on the disc, the Dolby Digital or DTS is selected.
When playing certain discs, none • The disc may not contain 5.1/6.1 channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on what audio
of the receiver’s format
tracks are recorded on the disc.
indicators light.
When playing a disc, the
• Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 30).
2 PL II or Neo:6 indicator lights • If a two channel soundtrack is currently playing (including Dolby Surround encoded), then this is not a
on the receiver.
malfunction. Check the disc packaging for details about the audio tracks available.
During playback of a Surround
• The source may be Dolby Surround EX / DTS-ES software, but it has no flag to indicate it is 6.1
EX or DTS-ES source on the SBch compatible. Set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on page 30) then switch to the
AUTO setting, the EX and ES
THX Surround EX or Standard EX listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 27).
indicators don’t light, or the
signal is not properly processed.
Remote control
Symptom
Remedy
Cannot be remote controlled.
• Try replacing the batteries in the remote control (see Loading the batteries on page 7).
• Be sure to operate within 7 meters and a 30º angle of the remote sensor on the front panel (see Operating
range of remote control unit on page 23).
• Check that there are no obstacles between the receiver and the remote control.
• Make sure that there is no fluorescent or other strong light shining on to the remote sensor.
• Check the connections of the CONTROL IN jack (see Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s
sensor on page 61).
Other components can’t be
• If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset codes.
operated with the system remote. • The preset code may be incorrect. Redo the procedure for entering preset codes.
The SR cable is connected, but
• Reinsert the SR cable, making sure it’s connected to the right jack (see Using this receiver with a Pioneer
the connected components can’t plasma display on page 50).
be operated with the remote.
• Make sure that there is an analog or HDMI connection between the units. This is necessary for the SR
feature to work.
• Check that the other component is made by Pioneer. The SR feature only works with Pioneer equipment.
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USB interface
Symptom
Remedy
USB mass storage device is not
recognized by the receiver.
• Try switching the receiver off, then on again.
• Make sure you have completely inserted the USB connector to this receiver.
• Check that the memory format is FAT16 or FAT32 (FAT12, NTFS and HFS are not supported).
• USB devices with an internal USB hub are not supported.
USB ERR3 shows in the display
when connecting a USB device.
• If this message continues to appear after going through all the checks in Important on page 34 of USB
playback, take the unit to your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.
Can’t play audio files.
• The WMA or MPEG-4 AAC files were recorded using DRM (digital rights management), or the bit rate/
sampling rate is not compatible (see Compressed audio compatibility on page 34). This is not a
malfunction.
HDMI
Symptom
Remedy
No picture or sound.
• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please
consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.
No picture.
• Depending in the output settings of the source component, it may be outputting a video format that can’t
be displayed. Change the output settings of the source, or connect using the component, S-video or
composite jacks.
OSD does not appear.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component, S-video,
or composite connections when setting up the system.
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
• Since the HDMI audio signal is sent through this receiver to your TV, you need to make separate
connections for audio if you want to hear your HDMI component through this system. See Connecting the
multichannel analog inputs on page 47 for more on this.
• If you’ve made separate connections for audio, make sure you have assigned the analog/digital jack(s) to
the corresponding HDMI input for the component. See Assigning the HDMI inputs on page 53 to do this.
• Check the audio output settings of the source component.
iPod messages
Symptom
Cause
Error I1
There is a problem with the signal path from the Switch off the receiver and reconnect the iPod to the receiver.
iPod to the receiver.
If this doesn’t seem to work, try resetting your iPod.
Action
Error I2
The software version being used with the iPod
needs to be updated.
Update the software being used with the iPod (software
versions prior to iPod update 2004-10-20 are not supported).
No Music Track
There are no playable songs currently stored in
the iPod.
Input some music files compatible with iPod playback.
Note
• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the power plug
from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
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Surround sound formats
Below is a brief description of the main surround sound
formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial
broadcasts, and video cassettes.
Dolby
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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic”, “Surround EX”, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS
The DTS technologies are explained below. See
www.dtstech.com for more detailed information.
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See
www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
DTS Digital Surround
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding system
widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD and digital
broadcast soundtracks. It can deliver up to six discrete audio
channels, comprising five full range channels and a special
LFE (low frequency effects) channel used mainly for deep,
rumbling sound effects; hence the term “5.1-channel” Dolby
Digital.
In addition to the format features above, Dolby Digital
decoders offer downmixing for compatibility with mono,
stereo and Dolby Pro Logic audio from a number of bit rates
and channels. Another feature, called Dialog Normalization,
attenuates programs based on the average level of dialog in
a program relative to its peak level (also known as Dialnorm)
in order to achieve uniform playback level.
DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel audio coding system
from DTS Inc. now widely used for DVD-Video, DVD-Audio,
5.1 music discs, digital broadcasts, and video games. It can
deliver up to six discrete audio channels, comprising five full
range channels, including an LFE channel. Higher sound
quality is achieved through the use of a low compression
rate, and high rates of transmittance during playback.
DTS-ES
DTS-ES (the ES stands for Extended Surround) is a decoder
that is capable of decoding both DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 and
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 encoded sources. DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
gives ‘true’ 6.1 channel sound, with a completely separate
(discrete) surround back channel. DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 has a
surround back channel matrixed into the surround left/right
channels. Both sources are also compatible with a
conventional DTS 5.1 channel decoder.
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Digital Surround EX (the EX stands for EXtended) is an
extension of Dolby Digital encoding whereby a surround
back channel is matrixed into the surround left/right
channels for 6.1 channel playback. This allows for
compatibility with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel decoding, as
well as for decoding using Dolby Digital EX.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an improved version of the Dolby Pro
Logic II (and Dolby Pro Logic) decoding system. Using the
innovative “steering logic” circuit, this system extracts
surround sound from sources as follows:
• Dolby Pro Logic – 4.1 channel sound (mono surround)
from any stereo source
• Dolby Pro Logic II – 5.1 channel sound (stereo
surround) from any stereo source
• Dolby Pro Logic IIx – 6.1 or 7.1 channel sound (stereo
surround and surround back) from two channel or
5.1(and 6.1) channel sources
DTS Neo:6 can generate 6.1 channel surround sound from
any matrixed stereo source (such as video or TV) and from 5.1
channel sources. It uses both the channel information
already encoded into the source, as well as its own
processing to determine channel localization (with two
channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is generated by
bass management in the receiver). Two modes (Cinema and
Music) are available using DTS Neo:6 with two channel
sources.
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 is an extension of the original DTS Digital
Surround which offers high quality 96 kHz/24-bit audio using
a DTS 96/24 decoder. This format is also fully backward
compatible with all existing decoders. This means that DVD
players can play this software using a conventional DTS 5.1
channel decoder.
“DTS” and “DTS-ES | Neo:6” are registered trademarks of DTS,
Inc. “96/24” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
With two channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is
generated by bass management in the receiver.
Dolby Surround is an encoding system which embeds
surround sound information within a stereo soundtrack,
which a Dolby Pro Logic decoder can then use for enhanced
surround listening with greater sound detail.
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Windows MediaTM Audio 9 Professional
MediaTM
Windows
Audio 9 Professional (WMA9 Pro) is a
discrete surround format developed by Microsoft
Corporation.
•
•
WMA9 Pro can support up to 5.1/7.1 channel playback with
sampling rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. Using the unique WMA
compression techniques, WMA9 Pro can deliver
multichannel music and soundtracks over high-speed
internet networks at low bit rates with minimal audio
degradation. Playback may be enjoyed with the Windows
MediaTM Player 9 Series (or above) and other third-party
media players on a personal computer, or with an AV
amplifier with on-board WMA9 Pro decoding.
Windows MediaTM and the Windows logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
About THX
The THX technologies are explained below. See
www.thx.com for more detailed information.
THX Cinema processing
THX is an exclusive set of standards and technologies established by
THX Ltd. THX grew from George Lucas’ personal desire to make your
experience of the film soundtrack, in both movie theatres and in your
home theatre, as faithful as possible to what the director intended.
Movie soundtracks are mixed in special movie theatres called
dubbing stages and are designed to be played back in movie theatres
with similar equipment and conditions. This same soundtrack is then
transferred directly onto Laserdisc, VHS tape, DVD, etc., and is not
changed for playback in a small home theatre environment. THX
engineers developed patented technologies to accurately translate
the sound from the movie theatre environment into the home,
correcting the tonal and spatial errors that occur. On this product,
when the THX indicator is on, THX features are automatically added
in Cinema modes (e.g. THX Cinema, THX Surround EX).
•
Re-Equalization
The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and
harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home because
film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie
theaters using very different professional equipment. Re-Equalization
restores the correct tonal balance for watching a movie soundtrack in
a small home environment.
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Adaptive Decorrelation
In a movie theatre, a large number of surround speakers help create
an enveloping surround sound experience, but in a home theatre
there are usually only two speakers. This can make the surround
speakers sound like headphones that lack spaciousness and
envelopment. The surround sounds will also collapse into the closest
speaker as you move away from the middle seating position. Adaptive
Decorrelation slightly changes one surround channel’s time and
phase relationship with respect to the other surround channel. This
expands the listening position and creates—with only two speakers—
the same spacious surround experience as in a movie theatre.
•
THX Select2
Before any home theatre component can be THX Select2 certified, it
must incorporate all the features above and also pass a rigorous
series of quality and performance tests. Only then can a product
feature the THX Select2 logo, which is your guarantee that the Home
Theatre products you purchase will give you superb performance for
many years to come. THX Select2 requirements cover every aspect of
the product including pre-amplifier and power amplifier performance
and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both the digital
and analog domain.
•
•
Timbre Matching
The human ear changes our perception of a sound depending on the
direction from which the sound is coming. In a movie theatre, there is
an array of surround speakers so that the surround information is all
around you. In a home theatre, you use only two speakers located to
the side of your head. The Timbre Matching feature filters the
information going to the surround speakers so that they more closely
match the tonal characteristics of the sound coming from the front
speakers. This ensures seamless panning between the front and
surround speakers.
THX Surround EX
THX Surround EX - Dolby Digital Surround EX is a joint development
of Dolby Laboratories and the THX Ltd. In a movie theater, film
soundtracks that have been encoded with Dolby Digital Surround EX
technology are able to reproduce an extra channel which has been
added during the mixing of the program. This channel, called
Surround Back, places sounds behind the listener in addition to the
currently available front left, front center, front right, surround right,
surround left and subwoofer channels. This additional channel
provides the opportunity for more detailed imaging behind the
listener and brings more depth, spacious ambience and sound
localization than ever before. Movies that were created using the
Dolby Digital Surround EX technology, when released into the home
consumer market may exhibit wording to that effect on the
packaging. A list of movies created using this technology can be
found on the Dolby web site at www.dolby.com.
Only receiver and controller products bearing the THX Surround EX
logo, when in the THX Surround EX mode, faithfully reproduce this
new technology in the home.
This product may also engage the “THX Surround EX” mode during
the playback of 5.1 channel material that is not Dolby Digital
Surround EX encoded. In such case the information delivered to the
Surround Back channel will be program dependent and may or may
not be very pleasing depending on the particular soundtrack and the
tastes of the individual listener.
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Advanced Speaker Array (ASA)
ASA is a proprietary THX technology which processes the sound fed
to 2 side and 2 back surround speakers to provide the optimal
surround sound experience. When you set up your home theater
system using all eight speaker outputs (Left, Center, Right, Surround
Right, Surround Back Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Left and
Subwoofer) placing the two Surround Back speakers close together
facing the front of the room as shown in the diagram will provide the
largest sweet spot. If for practical reasons you have to place the
Surround Back speakers apart, you will need to go to the THX Audio
Set-up screen and choose the setting that most closely corresponds
to the speaker spacing, which will re-optimize the surround soundfield.
ASA is used in three new modes; THX Select2 Cinema, THX
MusicMode and THX Games Mode.
•
THX Select2 Cinema mode
THX Select2 Cinema mode plays 5.1 movies using all eight speakers
giving you the best possible movie watching experience. In this mode,
ASA processing blends the side surround speakers and back
surround speakers providing the optimal mix of ambient and
directional surround sounds.
DTS-ES (Matrix and 6.1 Discrete) and Dolby Digital Surround EX
encoded soundtracks will be automatically detected in Select2
Cinema mode if the appropriate flag has been encoded.
Some Dolby Digital Surround EX soundtracks are missing the digital
flag that allows automatic switching. If you know that the movie that
you are watching is encoded in Surround EX, you can manually select
the THX Surround EX playback mode, otherwise THX Select2 Cinema
mode will apply ASA processing to provide optimum replay.
•
THX MusicMode
For the replay of multi-channel music the THX MusicMode should be
selected. In this mode THX ASA processing is applied to the surround
channels of all 5.1 encoded music sources such as DTS, Dolby Digital
and DVD-Audio to provide a wide stable rear soundstage.
•
THX Games Mode
For the replay of stereo and multi-channel game audio the THX
Games Mode should be selected. In this mode THX ASA processing
is applied to the surround channels of all 5.1 and 2.0 encoded game
sources such as analog, PCM, DTS and Dolby Digital. This accurately
places all game audio surround information, providing a full 360
degree playback environment. THX Games Mode is unique as it gives
you a smooth transition of audio in all points of the surround field.
The THX logo is a trademark of THX Ltd. which may be
registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
Listening modes with different input signal formats
The following charts outline the listening modes available with different input signal formats, depending on the surround back
channel processing and decoding method you have selected.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
ON/AUTO
(Automatically
selects 6.1/7.1
channel decoding)
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC
2 Pro Logic IIx GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THXa
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
THX GAMES MODEb
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE
SBch
Processing
OFFc
(Maximum 5.1
channel playback)
DTS Surround
As above
As above
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
As above
As above
Stereo playback
PCM 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE
2 Pro Logic II MUSIC
2 Pro Logic II GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
–
Stereo playback
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE
2 Pro Logic II MUSIC
2 Pro Logic II GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THXa
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE
DTS Surround
As above
As above
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
As above
As above
Stereo playback
PCM 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE
2 Pro Logic II MUSIC
2 Pro Logic II GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
–
Stereo playback
a.2 PRO LOGIC has a maximum of 5.1 channel playback.
b.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
c.Automatically selected if no surround back speakers are connected.
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Multichannel signal formats
SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
Straight decoding
WMA+THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIEa
DTS-ES (6.1 channel
sources/6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIEa
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC
DTS-ES+THX (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS
(5.1 channel encoding)
DTS+Neo:6
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIEa
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC
DTS+Neo:6+THX
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
DTS+Neo:6
Dolby Digital
WMA9 Pro
(5.1 channel encoding)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIEa
DTS 96/24
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
–
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
WMA9 Pro (6.1/7.1 channel)
Straight decoding
WMA+THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIEa
THX SURROUND EX
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIEa
DTS-ES (6.1 channel
sources/6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES+THX (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
Dolby Digital
DTS
WMA9 Pro
(5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
THX Select2 CINEMA
(Maximum 5.1 channel
THX CINEMA playback with only
one surround back speaker)
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
DTS 96/24
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
–
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
WMA9 Pro (6.1/7.1 channel)
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (6.1 channel
sources/6.1 channel flagged)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
Straight decoding
–
Straight decoding
SBch
WMA9 Pro (6.1/7.1 channel)
Processing
Dolby Digital EX
ON
(6.1 channel flagged)
(7.1 channel
decoding used for
all sources)
SBch
Processing
AUTO
(Automatically
selects 6.1/7.1
channel
decoding)
SBch
Processing
OFFb
(Maximum 5.1
channel
playback)
Dolby Digital
DTS
WMA9 Pro
(5.1 channel encoding)
DTS 96/24
a.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
b.Automatically selected if no surround back speakers are connected.
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FM Tuner Section
Specifications
Amplifier section
Continuous Power Output (Stereo)
Front. . . . . . . . .150 W + 150 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 6 Ω)
120 W + 120 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 8 Ω)
Continuous Power Output (Multichannel)
Front. . . . . . . . .150 W + 150 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 6 Ω)
120 W + 120 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 8 Ω)
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 6 Ω)
120 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 8 Ω)
Surround . . . . .150 W + 150 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 6 Ω)
120 W + 120 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 8 Ω)
Surround back
. . . . . . . . . . . . .150 W + 150 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 6 Ω)
120 W + 120 W (DIN 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 8 Ω)
Rated Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 W + 130 W
(20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.09 %, 6 Ω)
Rated Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 W + 110 W
(20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.09 %, 8 Ω)
• The above specifications are applicable when the
power supply is 230 V.
Audio Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335 mV/47 kΩ
Frequency Response (LINE). . . . . . .5 Hz to 100 000 Hz dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 mV/2.2 kΩ
Tone Control
BASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (100 Hz)
TREBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (10 kHz)
LOUDNESS. . . . . . . . . . . +4 dB / +2 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
(at volume position –40 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
LINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
[DIN (continuous rated power output/50 mW)]
LINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 dB / 65 dB
Composite Video / S-Video Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 dB
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Hz to 10 MHz
Component Video Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 dB
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Hz to 100 MHz
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity . . . . . . .Mono: 15.2 dBf, IHF (1.6 µV/75 Ω)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 20.2 dBf
Stereo: 41.2 dBf
Sensitivity (DIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mono: 1.1 µV (S/N 26 dB)
Stereo: 50 µV (S/N 46 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 76 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo: 72 dB (at 85 dBf)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (DIN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 62 dB
Stereo: 58 dB
Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stereo: 0.6 % (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 dB (400 kHz)
Stereo Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hz to 15 kHz ± 1dB
Antenna Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω unbalanced
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range . . . . . . . 531 kHz to 1602 kHz (9 kHz step)
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop antenna
Miscellaneous
Power Requirements. . . . . . AC 220 V to 230 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450 W
In standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 W
Dimensions . . . . . . 420 (W) mm x 173 (H) mm x 465 (D) mm
Weight (without package). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.0 kg
Furnished Parts
Setup microphone (for Auto MCACC setup). . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote control unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
These operating instructions
Note
• Specifications and the design are subject to possible
modifications without notice, due to improvements.
Cleaning the unit
• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and
dirt.
• When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth
dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six
times with water, and wrung out well, and then wipe
again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or
cleansers.
• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or
other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will
corrode the surface.
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