Optimus STAV-3790 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Optimus STAV-3790 Stereo Receiver User Manual
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Cat. No.
31-3046
Audio/Video
Receiver
STAV-3790
STAV-3790 AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER
STANDBY
POWER
VOLUME
MPX
CLASS MEMORY MODE
STATION
DSP
MODE
DSP
TUNING
SELECT
DIGITAL
SIGNAL
PROCESSOR
OSR
SIGNAL MIDNIGHT
SELECT
MODE
TUNING
DOWN
SPEAKERS
PHONES
A
B
VCR
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
UP
TREBLE
BASS
VIDEO
CD
FM/AM
LOUDNESS
DIRECT
MD/TAPE 1
TAPE 2
MONITOR
VIDEO
INPUT
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DVD 5.1CH
Owner’s Manual
Please read before using this equipment.
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Introducing the Optimus STAV-3790
Your Optimus STAV-3790 Audio/Video Receiver operates as the perfect
control center for your audio/video system. It combines 100 watts-perchannel of clean power with modern styling. It provides connections for
one tape deck, one VCR, two audio/video sources, an additional tape
deck or audio source, a CD player, and a video monitor.
Your receiver also has special sound options. Dolby Digital produces the
digitally-processed true lifelike sound in every channel including subwoofer. Dolby Pro Logic® Surround Sound delivers movie theater sound
for audio/video programs (especially those encoded with Dolby Surround Sound signals). DSP Effects creates a listening environment that
simulates a concert hall, jazz club, theater, or a dance hall.
In addition, you can connect a multi-channel decoder or DVD player
with 5.1-channel output so that all five channels and subwoofer have
independent signals.
Additional features include:
Digital-Synthesized Tuner Precisely tunes to AM and FM stations.
30 Memory Locations Let you store and recall the frequencies for up to 30 AM/FM stations.
Midnight Listening Mode Lets you enjoy the quality surround sound even at low volumes without
disturbing others.
Optical Digital Output Lets you directly output the digital source signals to a digital recording
device, such as MD, DAT, or CD-R.
Automatic Tuning Searches for the next available AM/FM station.
Tape Monitoring Lets you listen to the actual recording as you record, if your tape deck
has a tape-monitoring feature.
Built-In Protection Circuits Automatically turn off the receiver to help avoid power surges or short
circuit damage.
Remote Control Lets you use a single remote control for the receiver and other compatible components connected to the receiver.
Note: The remote control requires two AA batteries (not supplied).
We recommend you record the receiver’s serial number here. The number is on the receiver’s back panel.
Serial Number:_____________________________________________
Note to the Cable TV System Installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and Optimus are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This receiver is made and tested to meet exacting safety
standards. It meets both UL and FCC requirements.
Careful attention is devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your receiver, and safety is a
major factor in its design. However, safety is also your responsibility.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock
This section lists important information that will help you properly use and enjoy your receiver and
accessories. Read all the included safety and operating instructions before using your receiver. Follow them closely, and retain them for future reference.
hazard, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture.
Heed Warnings — Follow all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for
cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert
you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within
the product’s enclosure that might
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do
not open the product’s case.
This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are
included in the literature accompanying this product.
!
CAUTION
Power Lines—Locate an outdoor antenna away from
power lines.
Nonuse Periods—Unplug the receiver’s power cord
when you will not use it for extended periods.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding—If an outside antenna
or cable system is connected to the receiver, ground the
antenna or cable system so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
80, provides information about proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in
wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See the example below.
Attachments — Do not use attachments/accessories not recommended by the product manufacturer, as they might create a hazard.
Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool).
Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use
only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
product. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mounting, and use a recommended mounting accessory.
Carts — Move the product on a cart carefully. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product/cart to overturn.
Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet provide ventilation, ensure reliable operation, and protect from overheating. Do not block or cover these openings, and do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do
not place the product in a built-in bookcase or rack unless it provides proper ventilation as specified by the manufacturer.
Power Sources — Operate this product using only the power source indicated on its marking label.
If you are not sure of your home's power type, consult your product dealer or local power company.
Polarization — This product is equipped with a polarized AC line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit in the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still doesn't fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. If you need an extension, use a polarized cord.
Power-Cord Protection — Route power-supply cords so they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed on or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
Lightning — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles,
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings, as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
• When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
• If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
Antenna
Lead-In
Wire
• If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Ground Clamp
Electric
Service
Equipment
Antenna
Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Grounding Clamps
NEC -- National Electrical Code
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC Article 250, Part H)
Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or having the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check — Upon completion of service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician
to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling Mount — The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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Contents
Preparing Your Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Positioning Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Program Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using One Remote Control for More than One Unit
Installing the Remote Control’s Batteries . . . . . . . .
Using the AC Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.5
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Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Basic Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tuning the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using MPX MODE . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Headphones . . . . . . . . . . .
Muting the Receiver . . . . . . . . . . .
Loudness Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bypassing the Sound Controls . . .
Adjusting the Display Brightness
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Switching Analog/Digital Signal Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using ATT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cassette Deck/VCR Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using the MD/TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 MONITOR Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Monitoring a Program Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Dubbing a Cassette Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Playing and Recording Video Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using Advanced Sound Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjustment Using Test Tone
Dolby Digital Playback . . . . .
DVD 5.1-Channel Playback .
Using the Midnight Mode . .
Program Format Indicators .
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Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
The FCC Wants You to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Index to Features by Control Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Preparing Your Receiver
Caution: Make all the necessary connections before you plug in or turn on the receiver.
Positioning Speakers
aa
L
b
R
Halfway Point
Midway Point
Between
Speake
Between Speakers
b
a=b
a=b
Person
Listening
Area
Normal in
Listening
Point
• Surround speakers generally sound
best if you position them above ear
level.
• To avoid interference with the picture
on a nearby TV, use magnetically
shielded speaker systems. This is particularly important for the center
speaker since it is usually located
closest to the TV.
Where you place your speakers (not supplied) can make a noticeable
difference in your system’s sound. The guidelines in this section will
help you choose the best locations. After you use your receiver for a
while, you might want to try different locations for your speakers.
Bass response depends largely on speaker location. For strong bass,
place the speakers in the corners of the room. If you want even stronger
bass, place the speakers directly on the floor. If the bass is too strong,
move the speakers slightly away from the corners of the room, or raise
them 6 to 18 inches off the floor. You can buy speaker stands at your
local RadioShack store.
The distance between the speakers should be about the same as the
distance between the normal listening point and the point halfway
between the speakers. If you place the speakers too close together, you
reduce the stereo separation. If you place them too far apart, you reduce
the bass effect and create a hole in the middle of the sound.
Most speakers have a tweeter dispersion angle of about 60 degrees.
Ideally, your listening position should be just inside the overlap area of
the tweeter dispersion. You can angle the speakers toward you for better
stereo effect.
To position your speakers for surround sound, place the front speakers
at the front of your listening area, and place the (rear) surround speakers behind or to the sides of the listening point (see “Using Advanced
Sound Options” on Page 26). Also, place the center speaker above,
below, or behind the TV. If you place it beside the TV, the picture may
not coincide with the sound.
You can also compensate the speaker positioning by adjusting the control settings for the front, center, or subwoofer speakers. See “Initial
Setup” on Page 17.
Front Left
Speaker
Center Speaker
Front
Front Right
Speaker
Listening
Area
Rear
Rear Left
Speaker
Rear Right
Speaker
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting Speakers
Follow these guidelines when you select
and connect speakers.
• Only connect speakers that are rated
at between 6 and 16 Ohms.
• Be sure you properly connect all
speakers.
Preparing the Speaker Wires
Speaker wire consists of two conductors (individual wires) encased in
insulation and is usually color-coded or marked with a ridge along one
side so you can identify each conductor. Use these markings as a guide
to help you properly connect the speakers to your receiver.
Follow these steps to prepare the speaker wires.
WireStrands
Strand
Wire
• Do not connect two pairs of speakers
to a single set of terminals at the
same time.
• Optimus and other high-quality speakers have color-coded speaker terminals (red for positive polarity and black
for negative polarity). Use these colorcoded terminals as a guide to help
you properly connect the speakers to
the receiver.
• Use 16-gauge (or larger) speaker wire
for all speaker connections, and consider possible speaker locations before you decide how much speaker
wire you need.
Conductor
Speaker
Wire
WireWire
Strands
Strands
Conductor
Conductor
1. Cut the speaker wires to the necessary length.
2. Separate the wires about 4 inches on each end.
3. Using a wire stripper, carefully strip about 3/4 inch of insulation
from the end of each conductor.
4. Twist the end of each conductor to secure any loose wire strands.
Setting the Impedance Selector Switch
Before proceeding to speaker connection, be sure to set the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR switch to the appropriate position. If you connect speakers
with 6- to 8-ohm impedance, set the switch to 6~LESS THAN 8 W position. If
you are using 8- to 16-ohm impedance, set it to 8~16 Ω position.
A
A
B
B
R
L
CAUTION:
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE
6 OR 8 ~16 / SPEAKER
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
L
CAUTION:
R
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
8~16
/ SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
6~LESS THAN 8
/SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
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Front Speakers
Right
Left
Center Speaker
L
R
A
A
B
B
R
L
CAUTION:
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE
6 OR 8 ~16 / SPEAKER
FRONT SPEAKERS
AUDIO
IN
R
L
CENTER
PREOUT
AUDIO
IN
R
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
CENTER
SPEAKER
Amplified
Subwoofer
L
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
Surround Speakers
Connecting the Front Speakers
Note: Be sure you connect the receiver’s right and left positive (+) and
negative (–) terminals to the speaker’s
corresponding right and left positive (+)
and negative (–) terminals.
Follow these steps to connect the right speaker to the receiver’s right
FRONT SPEAKERS terminals.
1. Press open the receiver’s FRONT SPEAKERS R (+) red lever and insert
the ridged or color-coded conductor’s end into the small hole.
Press the lever closed to secure the conductor.
2. Press open the receiver’s FRONT SPEAKERS R (–) black lever and insert
the other conductor’s end into the small hole. Press the lever
closed to secure the conductor.
3. Connect the ridged or color-coded conductor’s loose end to the
right speaker’s positive (+) terminal.
4. Connect the remaining loose conductor to the right speaker’s negative (–) terminal.
Repeat Steps 1–4 to connect the left speaker to the receiver’s FRONT
terminals.
SPEAKERS left
Note: You can connect two sets of front speakers to A and B terminals,
but only A speaker terminals are active when you use the surround
sound system. If you connect only one set of front speakers, be sure to
connect them to the A terminals.
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Connecting Surround-Sound Speakers
You can connect a pair of speakers to the receiver for surround-sound
programs. Follow the steps in “Preparing Your Receiver” on Page 7 to
connect the speakers to the SURROUND SPEAKERS terminals.
Connecting the Center Speaker
The center speaker gives additional ambience to surround sound. Follow the steps in “Preparing Your Receiver” on Page 7 to connect the center speaker to the CENTER SPEAKER terminals.
Or, if you prefer to use the amplified speaker as your center speaker,
connect CENTER PRE OUT to its line-level input. You can also connect this
jack to the audio input of your TV.
Connecting a Subwoofer Amplifier
Your receiver includes a line-level subwoofer output. Connecting a subwoofer to your system dramatically extends bass response for incredible
richness and depth. When you listen to surround-sound programs, a
subwoofer enhances your home theater experience by realistically recreating the rumble of an earthquake, the bone-jarring percussion of a
cannon, and more. To use the subwoofer output, connect SUBWOOFER
PRE OUT to an amplified subwoofer’s line-level input or to an amplifier to
which you have connected a subwoofer.
RadioShack stores sell a variety of suitable subwoofers and amplifiers.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting
Program Sources
You can connect up to seven external program sources to your receiver.
DVD 5.1 CH
INPUT
TO
MONITOR
TV
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
CONTROL
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
VIDEO
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
L
L
R
R
CD
TAPE 2 MONITOR
R
L
L
R
MD
MD Recorder
L
PLAY
OUTPUT
L
R
REC
INPUT
L
R
R
VCR
L
L
R
LINE
PLAY
L
DVD/
LD
DVD 5.1 CH
FRONT
R
R
R
L
R
L
REC
TV/
SAT
L
MD/TAPE 1
REC
PLAY
R
REC
PLAY
REC
OUT PUT
LINE
PLAY
L
L
R
R
REC
INPUT
PLAY
OUTPUT
CD
CD Player
Cassette Deck
Connecting a CD Player
Note: Use shielded audio cables with
phono connectors for all audio connections.
To connect a CD player to the receiver, connect the CD player’s left and
right output jacks to the receiver’s L and R CD IN jacks.
Connecting Cassette Decks
Note: If you place the cassette deck directly above, below, or to the left of the
receiver, the receiver could interfere with
the cassette deck’s operation. If possible,
position the cassette deck to the right or
away from the receiver.
You can connect cassette decks to the MD/TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks.
Connect the cassette deck’s output jacks to the MD/TAPE 1 IN PLAY or TAPE 2
MONITOR IN PLAY jacks, and connect the cassette deck’s input jacks to the
MD/TAPE 1 OUT REC or TAPE 2 MONITOR OUT REC jacks.
Connecting MD Recorder
To connect a MD recorder to the receiver, connect the MD recorder’s left
and right output jacks to the receiver’s L and R MD/TAPE 1 IN PLAY jacks
and connect the MD recorder’s input jacks to the MD/TAPE 1 OUT REC
jacks.
You can also use the fiber-optic cable (not supplied) or digital coaxial
cable (not supplied) to connect the digital output jack of the CD player
or MD recorder (for playback only) to the DIGITAL IN OPT 1 or 2 or COAX jack.
See “Digital Connections” on Page 12.
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Note: If you have a turntable with magnetic cartridge and want to connect it to the STAV-3790, you need to connect a pre-amplifier between
the turntable and the receiver. Some turntables have a switchable builtin amplifier: if your turntable has this feature, switch it to preamp
mode. Connect the output of the pre-amplifier to any unused audio
input jacks (MD/TAPE1, CD, TAPE2 MONITOR, TV/SAT, DVD/LD, or VCR).
Connecting Video Sources
DVD 5.1 CH
INPUT
TO
MONITOR
TV
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
CONTROL
OUT
IN
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
VIDEO
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
L
L
R
R
PLAY
REC
REC
PLAY
CD
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TV/
SAT
DVD/
LD
DVD 5.1 CH
FRONT
VCR
V
V
MD/TAPE 1
V
V
V
L
R
L
R
V
R
L
L
R
V
R
L
R
L
V
L
R
L
R
V
V
VIDEO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
REC
PLAY
L
L
L
OUT
R
R
R
IN
REC
INPUT
SAT
TV
Note: If your VCR is monaural, use a Yadapter (available at your local RadioShack store) to connect the VCR’s
audio output to both the L and R audio inputs on the receiver.
SAT
DVD
DVD
PLAY
OUTPUT
VCR
VCR
If you connect three video sources, such as VCRs, laser disc (LD) players, digital video disc (DVD) players, or satellite receivers to your
receiver, you can use the receiver to select each video source. You can
also use the receiver to record from these video sources to the source
connected to VCR.
Connect phono cables from each video source’s audio outputs to the
receiver’s VCR IN, DVD/LD IN, or TV/SAT IN jacks. Then connect phono cables
from the receiver’s VCR OUT jacks to the source’s audio input jacks.
Connect video cables from each video source’s video outputs to the
receiver’s VCR VIDEO IN, DVD/LD VIDEO IN, or TV/SAT VIDEO IN jacks. Then connect video cables from the receiver’s VCR VIDEO OUT jack to the source’s
video input.
You can also use the fiber optic cable (not supplied) or digital coaxial
cable (not supplied) to connect the digital output jack of the DVD player
to the DIGITAL IN OPT1, 2 or COAX jack. See “Digital Connections” on
Page 12.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting a Camcorder
You can connect the camcorder (or other audio/video device) to the
front panel VIDEO INPUT jacks. You need a stereo A/V cable (not supplied)
with plugs that fit the receiver’s jacks and the camcorder’s jacks for this
connection.
Insert the plugs at one end of the cable into the VIDEO INPUT jacks on
the receiver’s front panel. Then insert the plugs at the other end of the
cable into the audio/video out jacks on your camcorder or other audio/
video source. Be sure to connect video to video and audio to audio (use
the plug’s color code as a guide).
Connecting a Video Monitor
The monitor (or TV with baseband video input) you connect to the TO
MONITOR TV terminal can monitor any program you connect to the
receiver’s VCR IN, DVD/LD IN, or TV/SAT IN jacks. Connect a video cable from
the receiver’s VIDEO OUT TO MONITOR TV jack to the monitor’s video input.
DVD 5.1-Channel Inputs
The receiver accepts both 2-channel and 5.1-channel input for DVD
players and multi-channel decoders. Selecting the 5.1-channel mode
enables the SURROUND L/R, CENTER, and SUBWOOFER output jacks for signal processing with multi-channel decoder or DVD player with 5.1channel output.
DVD 5.1 CH
INPUT
TO
MONITOR
TV
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
CONTROL
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
VIDEO
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
L
L
R
R
REC
PLAY
MD/TAPE 1
CD
TAPE 2 MONITOR
DVD/
LD
DVD 5.1 CH
FRONT
VCR
L
R
V
L
R
L
V
R
L
R
SURROUND
OUT
TV/
SAT
REC
PLAY
AUDIO
OUT
SUBWOOFER VIDEO
OUT
OUT
L
L
R
R
CENTER
OUT
DVD
DVD
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Digital Connections
You can connect up to three digital output devices to your receiver. Two
inputs use the fiber-optic cable, and one uses coaxial digital audio
cable.
Notes:
DIGITAL
IN
• You must remove the DIGITAL IN OPT
1 or 2 jack’s rubber cover in order to
connect to either jack.
PCM/
OPT
1
OPT
2
• Keep the cover in place when you are
not using either jack.
PCM/
COAX
DIGITAL
OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
CD
CD Player
Note: If you are connecting a LD or DVD
player with AC-3 RF, you need a separate RF demodulator (not supplied). For
details, see the manual provided with the
RF demodulator.
DVD
DVD
MD
MD Recorder
Using the appropriate cable, make connections between the digital output jack of your device and the digital input jack on the receiver.
The digital input jacks are assigned to the following function at the factory. For example, when you select the CD function, the OPT 1 jack input
activates.
OPT 1:
OPT 2:
CD player
MD recorder
COAX: DVD player
You can change this arrangement to suit your needs. See “Initial Setup”
on Page 17.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting the Antennas
In many areas, the supplied indoor AM loop and FM antennas provide
satisfactory reception.
AM Antennas
Base
Antenna
Wires
Assemble the supplied AM antenna’s base by swinging the base in the
direction of the arrow and inserting the antenna’s bottom tabs into the
base’s slot. If the receiver is in a rack or on a shelf and there is no room
for the AM loop antenna, use two screws (not supplied) to mount the
base on the wall or another location.
Attach the antenna wires to the AM LOOP ANTENNA and
nals (upper two terminals).
(ground) termi-
Place the antenna on a flat surface and rotate it for the best AM reception.
Notes:
Antenna
Wires
• Keep the AM loop antenna connected even when you use another
indoor antenna or an outdoor AM antenna.
AM Loop
Antenna
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
• Ensure that the antenna does not touch the receiver or any other
metal object.
• Do not place the antenna near a CD player, a personal computer,
or a TV set.
• If the wire between your AM loop antenna and receiver is too
short, you can add extra wire, available at your local RadioShack
store.
Outdoor AM Antenna
You can also use an optional RadioShack shortwave antenna kit (Cat.
No. 278-758), which makes an excellent outdoor AM antenna. Connect
the outdoor AM antenna wire to the receiver’s AM terminal.
AM Loop
Antenna
ANTENNA
FM Antennas
FM
UNBAL
75
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
Note: For the best results, use 75-ohm
coaxial cable to connect an outdoor antenna to the receiver.
Connect the supplied FM antenna to the FM UNBAL 75Ω terminal, then
extend it.
For better FM reception, you can also use a rabbit-ear TV antenna (for
indoor use only). To connect the TV antenna to the receiver, you need a
VHF/UHF/FM splitter (not included). RadioShack stores carry a full
line of quality antennas and antenna connection accessories.
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
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Preparing Your Receiver
Warning: To prevent injury, read and follow all cautions and warnings that accompany the outdoor antenna.
For the best radio reception, use an outdoor antenna. Follow these
steps to connect an outdoor FM antenna to the receiver using 75Ω coaxial cable.
Note: If your antenna has 300Ω twin-lead cable, consult your local
RadioShack store for the correct adapter.
1. Disconnect the supplied FM antenna from the receiver’s FM UNBAL
75Ω terminal.
2. With a stripping tool, remove about 1 1/2 inches of the outdoor
antenna cable’s outer insulation to expose the cable’s shielding.
3. Fold back the shielding from the inner insulation.
4. Remove about 1 inch of the inner insulation from around the center wire.
Caution: The cable’s shielding should
only touch the terminal.
5. Pull the shielding to one side. Connect the center wire to the
receiver’s FM UNBAL 75Ω terminal. Twist the shielding to secure any
loose wire strands, and connect it to the FM UNBAL 75Ω
terminal.
Inner Insulation
Outer Insulation
Center Wire
Shielding
Outdoor FM Antenna
Shielding
Center
Wire
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
Note: Grounding is not necessary for reception, but we recommend it
for better FM reception and to avoid damage from lightning when you
use an outdoor FM antenna. Use a separate piece of thick polyvinyl
insulated wire to connect the
terminal to the building’s power service grounding electrode system.
Warning: Never connect a wire to a gas pipe for grounding since sparks
might ignite the gas.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Using One Remote Control
for More than One Unit
Note: When you plug the cable into a
component’s CONTROL IN jack, that component’s remote sensor does not function.
If you also have an Optimus professional series CD player, VCR, or cassette deck with the OSR mark ( ), you can connect its CONTROL IN jack
to the receiver so you can control all of your equipment with a single
remote control. You can also use the other component’s remote control
by pointing it at the receiver’s front panel.
1. Connect each component to the receiver as shown in “Connecting
Program Sources” on Page 9.
Note: You must connect the audio cables between the receiver and
the other audio accessory to use your receiver’s remote control to
control the accessory.
CONTROL
CONTROL
IN
OUT
OUT
Receiver
Other Component
with OSR Mark
Remote
Control
To the CONTROL IN jack
of Another Component
having the OSR Mark
Installing the
Remote Control’s Batteries
2. Connect the cable supplied with the CD player, VCR, or cassette
deck to the receiver’s CONTROL OUT jack and the other component’s
CONTROL IN jack.
3. When you want to control more than one other component using
the receiver’s remote control, daisy-chain the CONTROL OUT and
CONTROL IN connections as shown.
Your remote control requires two AA batteries (not included) for power.
For the best operation and longest life, we recommend alkaline batteries, available at your local RadioShack store.
(
9
9
(
Cautions:
1. Press and slide open the battery compartment cover.
• Use only fresh batteries of the required
size and recommended type.
2. Place two fresh AA batteries in the compartment as indicated by
the polarity symbols (+ and –) marked in the compartment.
• Always remove old or weak batteries.
Batteries can leak chemicals that can
damage electronic circuits.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
Note: If the remote’s range is reduced,
replace the batteries.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Using the AC Power Outlet
Caution: Do not connect appliances with
high power consumption, such as a
heater, iron, monitor, or TV, to this AC
outlet. Doing so can cause a risk of overheating and fire, and could damage the
receiver.
Your receiver has an AC power outlet that you can use to power an electronic device, such as a cassette deck or VCR. This switched outlet
turns on and off with the receiver and provides a maximum of 100
watts.
L
R
A
A
B
B
R
L
CAUTION:
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE
6 OR 8 ~16 / SPEAKER
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
CAUTION:
L
DO NOT CONNECT
TV SET OR MONITOR.
AC 120V 60Hz
AC OUTLET
CENTER
PREOUT
CAUTION:
R
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
8~16
/ SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
SWITCHED
100W MAX
0.8A MAX
6~LESS THAN 8
/SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
Connecting to AC Power
Warning: To prevent electric shock, do
not use this polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet unless you can fully insert the blades to
prevent blade exposure.
Before you plug in the receiver’s power cord, double check all other connections.
To power the receiver, plug the supplied power cord into a standard AC
outlet. The power cord’s plug is polarized and fits only one way.
R
L
R
L
A
A
B
B
CAUTION:
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE
6 OR 8 ~16 / SPEAKER
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
L
R
L
CAUTION:
DO NOT CONNECT
TV SET OR MONITOR.
AC 120V 60Hz
AC OUTLET
CENTER
PREOUT
CAUTION:
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
CENTER
SPEAKER
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
8~16
/ SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
6~LESS THAN 8
/SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
16
SWITCHED
100W MAX
0.8A MAX
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Initial Setup
To obtain the best possible surround sound, you need to set up and
adjust your receiver and its components. This is particularly important
when you use the
(Dolby) sound mode. These are one-time adjustments and you need not to repeat (unless you change the configuration
of your system).
Basic Procedure
1. Press POWER (RECEIVER POWER) to turn on the receiver.
2. Press RECEIVER located in the center of the remote control to activate remote setup.
3. Press
or
until the component you want to adjust appears on
the display. We recommend that you perform adjustments in the
order that they appear on the display when you initially set up the
receiver.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the option of the displayed component. The
setting is automatically entered.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other components.
Speaker Size Setting
1. Press
until F.L.--C.L.--S.L. appears on the display.
2. Select the front speaker size using ▲ or ▼. If your speaker systems
have a 5-inch or larger cone or if you have not connected a subwoofer, select L (large). The receiver sends the bass frequencies to
the front speakers. If you use smaller speaker systems, select S
(small): the receiver sends bass frequencies to the subwoofer.
Notes:
• When you select S for front speakers,
you cannot select L for center or surround speakers.
• When you set the front speakers to S,
the SUBWF sets to ON.
3. Press
to move the cursor to the right and select the center
speaker size by pressing ▲ or ▼. Choose L for a 5-inch or larger
cone, S for a smaller cone, or ✱ if you did not connect a center
speaker. When you select ✱, the center speaker signals are sent to
left and right front speakers.
4. Press
to move the cursor to the right and select the surround
speaker size using ▲ or ▼: L if they are 5-inch or larger, S if they
are smaller, or ✱ if you did not connect surround speakers. When
you select ✱, the surround speaker signals are sent to the left and
right front speakers.
Subwoofer On/Off Setting
Press
until SUBWF ON appears on the display and press ▲ or ▼ to
turn the subwoofer on or off.
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Crossover Frequency Setting
When you select S for any of the speaker’s size setting modes, the
receiver sends the bass frequencies that were destined for that particular speaker to the subwoofer. This setting determines the frequency that
is sent to the subwoofer. If you set all speakers (front, center, and surround) to L, you cannot set the crossover frequency (✱✱✱ appears on
the display).
1. Press
and XOVER 100 appears on the display.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the crossover frequency, 100, 150, or 200
Hz.
Low Frequency Effect Attenuator Setting
Dolby Digital audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the Low
Frequency Effect (LFE) attenuator as required to prevent this bass tone
from distorting speaker sound.
1. Press
until LFEATT 0 appears on the display.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the attenuation level, 0, 10, or ✱✱ dB.
Note: The ✱✱ setting, disables the LFE.
Low Cut Filter On/Off Setting
This setting turns the low cut filter for the subwoofer on or off. You cannot adjust this setting if the subwoofer on/off is set to OFF.
1. Press
until LCF ON appears on the display.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to select ON or OFF.
Speaker Distance Settings
You can program speaker distance settings for optimal sound in your
listening area.
1. Press
until FRT 10ft. appears on the display.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to enter the distance between the front speakers and
your listening area. Each time you press the button, the distance
changes 1 foot (between 1 to 30 feet).
3. Press
Note: When the C✱ speaker setting is
selected, you cannot set the center
speaker’s distance.
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until CNT 10ft. appears on the display.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to enter the distance between the center speaker and
your listening area. Each time you press the button, the distance
changes 1 foot (between 1 to 30 feet).
5. Press
until SUR 10ft. appears on the display.
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Note: When the S✱ speaker setting is
selected, you cannot set the surround
speaker’s distance.
6. Press ▲ or ▼ to enter the distance between the surround speakers
and your listening area. Each time you press the button, distance
changes for 1 foot (between 1 to 30 feet).
Dynamic Range Control Setting
In Dolby Digital mode, the dynamic range (how loud and soft sounds are
produced) is compressed so you can better hear low-level sound. This
setting determines the level of compression. Use the MAX setting for low
volume levels, OFF for high volume levels and MID for medium volume
levels.
1. Press
until DRC OFF appears on the display.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to select OFF, MAX, or MID.
Digital Input Setting
Use this setting to assign the rear panel digital input jacks to the
desired components. (See “Digital Connections” on Page 12.)
1. Press
until COAX DVD appears on the display.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the device you connected to rear panel coax
digital input, DVD, TV (satellite receiver or TV tuner), CD, MD, VCR,
or OFF (no connection).
3. Press
until OPT1 CD appears on the display.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the device you connected to rear panel OPT1
digital input, DVD, TV (satellite receiver or TV tuner), CD, MD, VCR,
or OFF (no connection).
5. Press
until OPT2 CD appears on the display.
6. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the device you connected to rear panel OPT2
digital input, DVD, TV (satellite receiver or TV tuner), CD, MD, VCR,
or OFF (no connection).
Note: We suggest you set the speaker
level’s when all setup is complete. (See
“Adjustment Using Test Tone” on
Page 27.)
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Basic Operation
Warning: To prevent possible hearing
loss, turn VOLUME to MIN before you turn
on the receiver or change the program
sources. After you turn on the receiver or
change the program source, adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
The controls on the remote control work the same as the buttons on the
receiver’s front panel, though some are labeled differently.
Follow these steps to use the receiver.
1. Press POWER to turn on the receiver’s power.
2. Press SPEAKERS A or B on the front panel (if necessary) so SP
B appears on the display.
A or
3. Select a program source.
To tune to a radio station, see “Tuning the Radio” on Page 21.
Note: If you select a source while TAPE 2
is engaged, TAPE 2 flashes
five times on the display, reminding you
to disengage the TAPE 2 MONITOR function.
MONITOR
To listen to signals from the component connected to TAPE 2 MONIpress TAPE 2 MONITOR so TAPE 2 appears on the display.
TOR,
To listen to a source other than one connected to TAPE 2 MONITOR,
be sure TAPE 2 does not show on the display. If necessary, press
TAPE 2 MONITOR so TAPE 2 disappears. Then press VCR, DVD/LD (digital video disc/laser disc), TV/SAT,VIDEO (front panel VIDEO INPUT
jacks), CD, FM/AM (tuner), or MD/TAPE 1, or repeatedly press FUNC on
the remote control, to display the desired program source.
4. Adjust VOLUME clockwise to increase the volume or counterclockwise to decrease it. Or, you can use VOL –/+ on the remote control.
The display shows the current volume setting in dB. -- dB is the
minimum level. Depending on the level setting for each channel,
the maximum level can range between 0 dB and -10 dB.
Note: To determine the use of a particular button or control, see “Using the Remote Control” on Page 28 (for the remote
control) or “Index to Features by Control
Name” on Page 43 (for the front panel) to
find the page where the button or control
is described.
5. To adjust the relative volume levels between speakers, press
RECEIVER on the remote control. Repeatedly press CH SELECT until
the speaker for which you want to change volume levels appears
on the display, FL (front left), CT (center), FR (front left), SR (surround right), SL (surround left), and SW (subwoofer). Then, adjust
the level using – CH LEVEL +. You can change the levels within the
range of ±10 dB.
You can check the speaker volume levels by making the receiver
generate a test tone for each speaker’s volume level. See “Adjustment Using Test Tone” on Page 27.
6. Press
or
on the receiver to adjust the bass
BASS
TREBLE
and treble to suit your listening preference.
7. Press POWER to turn off the receiver.
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Basic Operation
Tuning the Radio
Your receiver has four types of electronic tuning — manual, automatic,
direct access, and memory.
Manual and Automatic Tuning
Note: For weak signals, we recommend
manual tuning.
Follow these steps to manually or automatically tune to stations.
Hint: If none of the tuning buttons on the remote control operate, press
TUNER first.
1. Press FM/AM on the front panel (or repeatedly press FUNC on the
remote control) until the band name and frequency appears on the
display to select the tuner. Then press FM/AM (ENTER on the remote
control) again to select the desired band. The receiver tunes to and
displays the frequency last selected in that band.
If A, B, or C and a single digit number appear to the left of the station frequency, press TUNING SELECT on the front panel until the
band name (AM or FM) appears. You do not need to press TUNING SELECT if you are tuning with the remote control.
2. To manually select the next lower or higher frequency, press
(– TUNE + on the remote control) once to manually select
TUNING
the next lower or higher frequency. Or, hold down the button to
rapidly change frequencies, and release it.
To automatically search for the next lower or higher station, hold
down
(– TUNE + on the remote control) until the display
TUNING
starts to change, then release it. The receiver searches down or up
the band to the next strong station.
Notes:
•
TUNED appears when you receive a strong signal.
•
If you press TUNING
at the top of the frequency range or TUNat the bottom of the frequency range, the display
returns to the other end of the range.
ING
Direct Access Tuning (Remote Control Only)
Follow these steps to directly enter a frequency.
1. Repeatedly press FUNC to select the tuner. Then press ENTER to
select the desired band. The receiver tunes to and displays the frequency last selected in that band.
2. Press MENU. _ _ _ _
first _ _ flashing.
__
_ _ appears on the display with the
3. Enter the desired frequency using the number buttons.
Notes:
• If you enter an invalid frequency (for example, entering 828), the
receiver tunes to the closest valid frequency (830 kHz).
• If you do not press a key within 5 seconds, the receiver exits direct
access tuning. Start over at Step 2.
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Basic Operation
Memory Tuning
Notes:
• A class is a group of up to 10 station
frequencies.
• If you store a frequency in a memory
that already contains a frequency, you
replace the previous frequency.
• If your receiver is disconnected from
AC power for several days, it loses all
the stored frequencies.
Memory tuning lets you store up to 30 AM or FM frequencies in three
different classes (10 frequencies in each class), then quickly tune to a
class and station.
Follow these steps to store a station in a memory location using the
front panel controls. (You cannot store a station in memory using the
remote control.)
1. Press FM/AM to select the tuner, then press FM/AM again to select the
desired band.
2. Tune to the frequency you want to store.
If desired, press MPX MODE for FM stereo or monaural sound (see
“Using MPX MODE” ). This setting is also stored in memory.
3. Press MEMORY. The class (A, B, or C) and _ _ (for the channel number) flash on the display for about 5 seconds.
4. Press CLASS until the class you want (A, B, or C) appears, then
press
until the channel number you want appears.
STATION
In about five seconds, the class and channel number light steadily, indicating the receiver stored the frequency.
To tune to a stored station, press CLASS so the desired class number
appears, then repeatedly press
to select the channel. Or,
STATION
you can directly enter the channel number using that number’s key on
the remote control.
Using MPX MODE
To receive FM stations in stereo, press MPX MODE so MONO disappears
from the display. STEREO appears when you receive an FM broadcast in
stereo.
You can improve the reception of weak FM stations by pressing FM MONO
until MONO appears. This reduces noise while you listen to a weak FM
station, but you get monaural instead of stereo sound.
Using Headphones
To listen using optional headphones (not supplied), insert the headphones’ 1/4-inch plug into the receiver’s front panel PHONES jack and
H.P SP appears on the display. The speakers are automatically
silenced.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, note the following when using headphones.
• Set the volume to its lowest setting before you begin listening.
After you begin listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended highvolume listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears
adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause
discomfort might still damage your hearing.
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Basic Operation
Muting the Receiver
To temporarily mute the sound, press MUTING on the remote control.
--MUTING -- appears. Press MUTING again to restore the audio level.
Loudness Control
To increase the high and low ranges of sounds for improved audio at a
low listening level, press LOUDNESS on the front panel so LOUDNESS appears. Press LOUDNESS again to turn off this feature.
Bypassing the Sound
Controls
To bypass your receiver’s sound controls (BASS, TREBLE or any special
sound options) so you can hear the audio at its original tonal quality (for
example), press DIRECT so DIRECT appears. Press DIRECT again to turn
off this feature.
Note: When you turn off the bypass feature, you will have to reselect
any desired special sound options (see “Using Advanced Sound
Options” on Page 26).
Adjusting the Display
Brightness
You can change the display brightness so it is easy for your eyes in a
dark environment. Press DIMMER on the remote control repeatedly until
you reach the desired brightness level.
Switching Analog/Digital
Signal Input
When you connect a device to any of the rear panel digital input jacks,
you must switch the input signal for digital or analog.
Select the device desired, then press SIGNAL SELECT (RECEIVER followed by
SIG SELECT on the remote control). Each time you press the button the
input mode is switched between ANALOG and DIGITAL as shown on the
display. When the Dolby Digital signal is input, AC-3 appears on the
display.
Notes:
• SIGNAL SELECT does not function for any analog device or device
that is not assigned to any of the digital input jacks.
• Some laser discs have only analog audio signals. If your laser disc
is this type, use the ANALOG setting.
• The receiver accepts Dolby Digital or PCM (32 kHz/44 kHz/48
kHz) digital signals only. For other formats of digital signals, use
the ANALOG setting.
Using ATT
During analog operation, if the receiver receives signals that are too
strong, the overload indicator (a dot above the 2nd character position)
lights. If this happens, press ATT on the remote control to lower the signal and prevent the distortion. ATT lights on the display.
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Cassette Deck/VCR Features
You can connect two cassette decks to the receiver. Selecting either MD/
or TAPE 2 MONITOR lets you hear the playback from the cassette
deck you connected to the receiver’s corresponding (MD/TAPE 1or TAPE 2
MONITOR) jacks.
TAPE 1
Using the MD/TAPE 1 and
TAPE 2 MONITOR Buttons
Press MD/TAPE 1. MD/TAPE1 appears on the display. You hear the playback from the cassette deck or VCR you connected to the receiver’s MD/
TAPE 1 IN jacks.
Press TAPE 2 MONITOR. TAPE 2 appears on the display along with the last
program source you selected. You can hear playback or monitor a
recording from the cassette deck you connected to the receiver’s TAPE 2
MONITOR jacks. The TAPE 2 MONITOR REC jacks continue to output sound
from the previously selected source after you press TAPE 2 MONITOR.
To return to the previous source, press TAPE 2 MONITOR again so TAPE 2
disappears.
Notes:
• If you press TAPE 2 MONITOR when that cassette deck is neither playing nor recording, the receiver mutes the current audio source. To
hear the audio source, press TAPE 2 MONITOR so TAPE 2 disappears
from the display.
• Do not press TAPE 2 MONITOR while you are recording on the deck
connected to TAPE 2 MONITOR REC. because it interrupts the recording for about 1 second.
Monitoring a
Program Source
The receiver sends the audio of the program source you select— VCR,
DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO, CD, or FM/AM (tuner)—to the MD/TAPE 1 OUT/REC and
TAPE 2 MONITOR OUT/REC jacks. If you select one of the audio/video source,
the video program is also sent to the VIDEO OUT TO MONITOR TV jack.
The VOLUME control does not affect the level of the signal going to the
tape decks.
Dubbing a Cassette Tape
You can copy (dub) a cassette tape from one cassette deck to another
through the STAV-3790.
You can use either deck as the playback or recording deck. However, if
you want to monitor the cassette deck during dubbing, use the deck
connected to the MD/TAPE 1 jacks as the source, and the deck you connected to the TAPE 2 REC jacks as the recording deck. Then press TAPE 2
MONITOR so TAPE 2 and the last program source you selected appear on
the display. (See “Using the MD TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 MONITOR Buttons”.)
The VOLUME control does not affect the level of the signal going to the
tape decks.
Note: The receiver passes through the original signals as they are.
Therefore, you cannot dub the digital signal to analog signal or vice
versa.
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Cassette Deck/VCR Features
Playing and Recording
Video Tapes
You can connect four video sources to the receiver. If you connect a VCR
to the VCR and another VCR or camcorder to DVD/LD, TV/SAT, or front
panel VIDEO INPUT audio and video jacks, you can copy video cassette
tapes from one VCR to another and monitor the dubbing process.
Playing a Video Tape
To play a video tape, insert the tape into the VCR. Press the button (VCR,
DVD/LD, TV/SAT, or VIDEO) that corresponds to the jack to which the VCR is
connected. The selected function name appears on the display. Follow
the VCR’s instructions to begin playback. If you connected a monitor to
the receiver’s TO MONITOR TV jack, you can view the program on that monitor.
Copying a Video Tape
Follow these steps to copy a video tape from one VCR or camcorder to
another through the STAV-3790.
1. Insert the tape you want to copy into the VCR or camcorder connected to DVD/LD, TV/SAT, or VIDEO INPUT.
2. Insert a blank tape (or one you want to record over) into the VCR
connected to the VCR jacks.
3. Press the button that corresponds to the jack to which the playback VCR or camcorder is connected.
4. Begin recording and playback on the VCRs/camcorder.
Important: Most material performed in public, such as concerts, plays,
and movies, or distributed on prerecorded video tapes is copyrighted.
The unauthorized recording or duplication of copyrighted material is a
violation of the copyright laws of most countries and such duplication
may result in fines, imprisonment, or both. Note, however, that in the
United States, it is not a violation of U.S. copyright laws for a consumer
to record a broadcast television program for private (in-home) viewing.
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Using Advanced Sound Options
Your receiver has three special sound options: Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro
Logic Surround, and DSP Effect. These special options enhance the
sound from a connected program source.
Notes:
• To get the full benefit from programs encoded with Dolby Surround Sound, you need a stereo VCR or DVD/LD player.
• Dolby Surround does not operate correctly if the signal passes
through a graphic equalizer. If you connected an equalizer to the
TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks, do not select TAPE 2 MONITOR when you listen to
Dolby Surround signals.
To turn on Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic Surround, press .
PRO LOGIC appears on the display. The receiver automatically judges
whether the received signal is Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic Surround
and switches itself to the correct mode. When the receiver receives 5.1channel Dolby Digital signal,
DIGITAL lights on the display.
To turn on a DSP effect, press DSP MODE until the desired option appears
on the display along with SFC.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a compression format that records the sound of six
channels (front L/R, center, surround L/R, and subwoofer). Since the
subwoofer has a smaller frequency range, the term 5.1-channel is used.
All channels’ sounds are digitally compressed using a method called
AC-3. When playing back, the masking and digital filtering technology
yields the best sound quality. The LFE (low frequency effect) technique
adds strong bass sounds. See “Low Frequency Effect Attenuator Setting” on Page 18 to set the LFE level. When the source signal has an
LFE channel, LFE lights on the display and the indicator next to it lights
when the receiver actually receives LFE signal.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
Dolby Pro Logic Surround puts you in the middle of the action. The center- and rear-channel speakers add incredible realism by directing the
sound to the appropriate speakers.
DSP Effect
You can choose one of five DSP effects — HALL 1, HALL 2, JAZZ,
DANCE, THEATER 1, or THEATER 2. Hall 1 simulates a large concert
hall, Hall 2 simulates a concert hall with stone walls, and both are best
suited for classical music. Jazz provides the acoustic effects generally
heard in jazz clubs. Dance gives the effect of a discotheque. Both theater modes provide the effect of a movie theater. THEATER 1 sounds
like a large movie theater. THEATER 2 seems like a smaller theater. Try
each setting to find the best effect for your programs.
To change the DSP effect level, press DSP MODE (on the receiver or remote
control), then hold down – EFFECT + (on the remote) to change the effect
level. The effect can vary depending on the source program.
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Using Advanced Sound Options
Adjustment Using Test Tone
The test tone lets you balance the signal levels between all your speakers.
To turn on the test tone, press
then press TEST TONE. The receiver
sounds a 2-second tone from the front left, center, front right, and surround right, surround left, subwoofer, in sequence. FL, CT, FR, SR, SL,
and SW appear as the test tone sounds.
Note: The test tone sounds only for the speakers that you connected
and activated as described in “Initial Setup.”
Press – CH LEVEL + while the test tone sounds for the speaker you want to
adjust.
Press TEST TONE again to turn off this feature.
Dolby Digital Playback
When you want to play a source that has Dolby Digital audio signal, set
the source to digital mode (see “Switching Analog/Digital Signal Input”
DOLBY
on Page 23) and press . Then activate the source device.
DIGITAL appears on the display as the receiver receives the Dolby Digital signals.
Note: When you connect a DVD/LD player that uses AC-3 RF output,
you need to connect an optional RF demodulator.
DVD 5.1-Channel Playback
When you connect a multi-channel decoder or DVD player with 5.1channel output (see “DVD 5.1-Channel Inputs” on Page 11), press DVD/
LD on the front panel twice (once to select the DVD/LD function, once to
set the receiver to 5.1-channel mode). DVD 5.1ch appears on the display.
When you select this mode DSP mode, SIGNAL SELECT, ATT, DIRECT, TREare disabled.
BLE, BASS, MIDNIGHT
Using the Midnight Mode
You can compensate for the effect of sound deterioration at low listening
levels to enjoy the surround sound of your favorite movie whenever you
desire.
Press MIDNIGHT MODE (MIDNIGHT on the remote control) so MIDNIGHT
appears on the display. Press the button again to disable this feature.
Program Format Indicators
The following indicators light to show the channels being played.
In 5.1-channel Dolby Digital mode: L (left front), C (center), R (right
front), LS (left surround), and RS (right surround).
In Dolby Surround mode: L (left front), R (right front), and S (surround).
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Using the Remote Control
The remote control works up to a distance of about 23 feet, and within a
30-degree angle on either side of the receiver. Point the control at the
receiver’s front panel and press the desired button(s).
Many buttons on the remote control work the same as buttons on the
receiver’s front panel. Use these buttons exactly as you would use the
corresponding buttons on the receiver.
CONTROL MODE Buttons
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
POWER
G
TIN
MU
TUNE
TV
FU
NC
+
ENTER
The CONTROL MODE buttons select the device you want to control. The
remote control can operate the basic functions of your other audio/
video devices. Follow these steps to recall and program the remote control with the correct manufacturer’s code number for the device.
Note: Some brands have more than one code listed in the charts. If a
code does not work with your device, try another. The listed codes might
not work with all models from the listed manufacturers.
–
TUNE
VOL
VOL
1. While holding REMOTE SET UP, press 1. All the CONTROL MODE buttons
start to flash and PUSHFUNC flashes on the display.
CHANNEL
ASMS
Control
Mode
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
DSP MODE
1
CH SELECTTEST TONE
5
MIDNIGHT
2
3
6
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
8
7
CH LEVEL
9
4
ATT SIG SELECT
EFFECT
0
+10
MENU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
2. Press the CONTROL MODE button for the device you want to set the
code. For example, to set the code for CD player, press CD.
DVD/LD: DVD or LD player
TV/SAT: TV or satellite tuner
CD: CD player/changer
MD/TAPE: MD recorder or tape recorder
VCR1: VCR or cassette deck
VCR2: VCR or cassette deck
TV CONTROL: TV or CATV tuner
DIMMER
REMOTE
SET UP
The selected CONTROL MODE button lights steadily and the first
manufacturer name and its preset code appear alternately on the
display.
3. Repeated press ▲ or ▼ to display the name of the manufacturer of
your device. The selected manufacturer name and its preset code
flashes alternately. The list of all the available preset codes is
located in the back of this manual.
4. Point the remote control to the device desired, and enter the threedigit code. The remote control sends the power on/off signal. If the
device turns on or off, you have set the correct code.
If the device does not turn on/off, press
or
to display other
codes for the selected manufacturer. If you try every preset code
and the device still does not function, you must use the original
remote control supplied with your device.
5. Press REMOTE SET UP to exit the preset mode.
You can clear all the programmed codes if necessary. Press REMOTE SET
three seconds until all the CONTROL
UP and 0 at the same time for about
MODE buttons blink three times.
Using the Remote Control
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Using the Remote Control
Receiver/Amplifier Operation
Before operation, press TUNER to select receiver/amplifier operation.
RECEIVER POWER
Turns the STAV-3790 on/off.
MUTING
Silences the receiver. Press again to restore the sound to its previous level.
– TUNE +
Tunes to radio stations.
ENTER
Selects the AM or FM tuner band.
– VOL +
Adjusts the system’s volume.
CHANNEL
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
POWER
G
TIN
MU
TUNE
CLASS
Selects the memory class.
MENU
LAllows direct input of the station frequency.
Number Buttons
Selects the corresponding memory station. During Direct Access,
enter the station’s frequency.
TV
FU
NC
Activates Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic Surround mode when
pressed after RECEIVER.
+
ENTER
DSP MODE
–
TUNE
VOL
Tunes to the next higher or lower memory location.
MIDNIGHT
VOL
Selects the DSP mode; HALL, JAZZ, DANCE, THEATER 1, or
THEATER 2.
Activates the midnight operation mode when pressed after RECEIVER.
CHANNEL
ASMS
CH SELECT
Selects the channel to set the speaker sound level when pressed
after RECEIVER.
TEST TONE
Sounds test tones from each speaker when pressed after RECEIVER.
ATT
Attenuates (lowers) the signal level when pressed after RECEIVER.
SIG SELECT
Selects the input signal, digital or analog, when pressed after RECEIVER.
– CH LEVEL +
Sets the level of the channel selected by CH SELECT when
pressed after RECEIVER.
– EFFECT+
Adjusts the level of DSP mode when pressed after RECEIVER.
FUNCTION
Selects a program source (VCR, PHONO, tuner, CD, DVD/TV, or
LD/SAT). Repeatedly press until the display shows the desired
program source.
DIRECT
Bypasses the receiver’s audio control circuits. Press again to restore the previous settings.
DIMMER
Dims the display.
MODE CHECK
Press to show the current operation mode of the remote control.
The currently active CONTROL MODE button lights.
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
DSP MODE
1
CH SELECTTEST TONE
5
MIDNIGHT
2
3
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
4
ATT SIG SELECT
6
8
7
CH LEVEL
9
Receiver/
Amplifier
EFFECT
0
+10
MENU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
DIMMER
REMOTE
SET UP
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Using the Remote Control
CD Player/MD Recorder Operation
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
POWER
G
TIN
MU
Note: You must have connected the CD player to both of your receiver’s
CONTROL OUT and audio jacks or programmed the code for your CD
player/MD recorder into the remote control for these functions to work.
TV
FU
NC
TUNE
+
ENTER
Before operation, press CD to select CD player operation.
–
Turns the CD player/MD recorder on and off.
POWER
TUNE
VOL
VOL
Press to pause play. Press again to resume. Press together with
to start recording on MD recorder.
CHANNEL
Plays the disc.
ASMS
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
DSP MODE
1
2
3
/
Returns to the beginning of the current track or advances to the
next track.
|
4
Stops playback. Press together with
MD recorder.
8
7
CH LEVEL
EFFECT
0
FUNCTION
|
ATT SIG SELECT
6
9
Rapidly advances backward/forward within a track.
/
MIDNIGHT
CH SELECTTEST TONE
5
CD
Buttons
+10
MENU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
DIMMER
REMOTE
SET UP
MODE CHECK
to start recording on the
Number Buttons
Selects track.
+10
Enters 10 of the track number. For example, to enter track 15,
press +10 then 5 (might not work with some CD players).
MENU (CD player only) Selects discs in a multi-play CD changer (might not work with
some CD players). Enter the disc number using the number buttons then press MENU.
Cassette Deck Operation
Note: You must have connected the cassette deck to both your
receiver’s CONTROL OUT and audio jacks for these functions to work when
using an Optimus Professional Series cassette deck with the OSR ( )
mark (see “Using One Remote Control for More than One Unit” on
Page 15). If you are using any other brand of cassette deck, you must
program the remote control with the appropriate code. Otherwise, the
remote control will not operate. (See “Using the Remote Control” on
Page 35 for a listing of codes.)
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
POWER
G
TIN
MU
TUNE
TV
FU
NC
+
ENTER
–
TUNE
VOL
VOL
Before operation, press TAPE to select cassette deck operation.
CHANNEL
ASMS
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
DSP MODE
1
CH SELECTTEST TONE
5
MIDNIGHT
2
3
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
Turns on/off the cassette deck.
POWER
4
Press to temporarily stop playback/recording. Press again to resume. Press together with to start recording.
8
7
EFFECT
0
The remote control operates a single cassette deck and Deck 2 on a dual
cassette deck. To operate Deck 1 on a dual cassette deck, use the buttons shown in parentheses (these buttons do not work with all decks).
ATT SIG SELECT
6
CH LEVEL
9
MD
Recorder
Buttons
+10
MENU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
DIMMER
(3)
Press to start normal playback.
(2)
Stops playback/recording. Press together with
ing.
REMOTE
SET UP
(1)/
(4)
to start record-
Quickly locates and plays the beginning of recorded material during play.
Or, when the tape is stopped, rapidly searches forward or backward to locate a specific section of the tape.
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Using the Remote Control
DVD/LD Player Operation
Note: You must have programmed the code for your DVD or LD player
into the remote control for these functions to work.
Before operation, press DVD/LD to select DVD/LD player operation.
Turns on/off the DVD/LD player.
POWER
Press to pause play. Press again to resume. On some DVD players, press to pause the playback so you can view a single frame
(freeze-frame operation).
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
Plays the disc.
POWER
G
TIN
MU
TUNE
Stops playback.
TV
FU
NC
Rapidly advances backward/forward within a chapter/track.
/
+
|
ENTER
/
|
Returns to the beginning of the current chapter/track or advances
to the next chapter/track.
–
TUNE
VOL
VOL
Number Buttons
Selects chapter/track.
+10
Enters 10 of the chapter/track number. For example, to enter
chapter/track 15, press +10 then 5.
MENU
Turns the menu on/off on DVD player, selects the side of a disc on
the LD player.
CHANNEL
ASMS
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
DSP MODE
1
CH SELECTTEST TONE
5
MIDNIGHT
2
3
6
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
8
7
CH LEVEL
9
4
ATT SIG SELECT
DVD/LD
Buttons
Press the DVD/LD CONTROL MODE button twice in succession to enable following operation with some number buttons.
2
Up arrow (▲).
3
ENTER
6
Right/left arrow ( / )
8
MENU
9
TITLE
EFFECT
0
+10
MENU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
DIMMER
REMOTE
SET UP
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Using the Remote Control
VCR Operation
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
POWER
G
TIN
MU
Note: You must have programmed the code for your VCR into the
remote control for these functions to work.
TV
FU
NC
TUNE
+
Before operation, press VCR1 or VCR2 (the one you assigned your VCR
operation) to select VCR operation.
ENTER
–
TUNE
POWER
VOL
VOL
Press to temporarily stop playback/recording. Press again to resume. Press together with to start recording.
CHANNEL
ASMS
Press to start normal playback.
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
DSP MODE
3
CH SELECTTEST TONE
/
4
EFFECT
0
FUNCTION
+10
MENU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
CHANNEL
REMOTE
SET UP
POWER
G
TIN
MU
TUNE
Number Buttons
Selects channel directly (might not work with some VCRs).
+10
With some VCRs, you might need to press this to enter the channel you selected with number buttons.
TV/VCR
Press to switch the VCR antenna output, VCR’s tuner output or
direct signal from antenna to use TV’s tuner.
Note: You must have programmed the code for your TV into the remote
control for these functions to work.
TV
FU
NC
+
Before operation, press TV CONTROL or TV/SAT (the one you assigned your
TV operation) to select TV operation.
ENTER
–
TUNE
VOL
TV POWER
Turns on/off the TV. This button works in any remote operation
mode. (Operative for the TV assigned to the TV CONTROL button
only.)
POWER
Turns on/off the TV.
▲/▼
Increases/decreases the TV volume.
VOL
CHANNEL
ASMS
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
DSP MODE
5
MIDNIGHT
2
3
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
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DIRECT
TV/CATV
Buttons
CHANNEL
MENU
TV/VCR
DIMMER
REMOTE
SET UP
Press to change the tuner channel.
TV FUNC
Selects the TV’s input mode, antenna or line input. This button
works in any remote operation mode.
– VOL +
Adjusts the volume.
Number Buttons
Selects channel directly.
4
ATT SIG SELECT
6
CH LEVEL
9
Press to change the VCR’s tuner channel.
TV/CATV Operation
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
CH SELECTTEST TONE
Quickly locates and plays the beginning of recorded material during play.
DIMMER
MODE CHECK
1
to start record-
Or, when the tape is stopped, rapidly searches forward or backward to locate a specific section of the tape.
8
7
CH LEVEL
9
Stops playback/recording. Press together with
ing.
ATT SIG SELECT
6
5
VCR
Buttons
MIDNIGHT
2
1
Turns on/off the VCR.
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Using the Remote Control
Satellite Receiver Operation
TV POWER
RECEIVER POWER
POWER
G
TIN
MU
TUNE
Note: You must have programmed the code for your SAT receiver to the
remote control for these functions to work.
TV
FU
NC
+
Before operation, press TV/SAT receiver to select SAT receiver operation.
ENTER
Turns the power on.
POWER
–
TUNE
VOL
/
VOL
/▲/▼
Selects the position selected by the cursor buttons / /▲/▼.
ENTER
CHANNEL
|
ASMS
/
|
CONTROL MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
DSP MODE
1
5
3
6
4
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
Selects channel directly.
MENU
Turns the menu on/off.
Background Control
ATT SIG SELECT
CH LEVEL
9
Turns the program information screen on/off.
Number Buttons
MIDNIGHT
2
CH SELECTTEST TONE
SAT
Buttons
Moves the cursor left/right/up/down.
DIRECT
MENU
You can control one device while listening to another. For example, you
can rewind a tape while listening to CD.
TV/VCR
DIMMER
REMOTE
SET UP
1. While operating one device, press MODE CHECK. The current
selected CONTROL MODE button lights.
2. Repeatedly press MODE CHECK so the button for the device you want
to control lights.
3. Operate the newly selected device.
4. Press MODE CHECK so the original CONTROL MODE button lights. You
can also press the original button to return to the original function.
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Using the Remote Control
Following is the list of the pre-programmed remote control codes for
other devices.
DVD Brand
Code
Akai
007
JVC
004
Panasonic
003
Pioneer
000,003
RCA
009
Samsung
005
Sharp
006
Sony
002
Toshiba
001
LD Brand
Code
Kenwood
103
Mitsubishi
100
Panasonic
105,106
Philips
104
Pioneer
100
RCA
107
Sony
101
SAT Brand
34
Codes
Pioneer
200
RCA
201,203
Sony
202
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Using the Remote Control
VCR Brand
Code
Fisher
410,426,412,427,425,420
Goldstar
411,409
Grandiente
452
Hitachi
408,401,406,436,434
JVC
428,430,429,408,414,431,407
Magnavox
414,408,426,403
Mitsubishi
409,420,421,422,423,424,408,407
Optimus
408,432,433,402,418,419
Panasonic
408,432,433
Pioneer
400,453
RCA
401,406,408,414,405,413,411,415
Sanyo
410,412,425,435
Sharp
402,418,419
Sony
416,417,404,408
Toshiba
405,409,426
Zenith
403,404,417
TAPE Brand
Code
Denon
810
Fisher
813
JVC
802
Kenwood
804,807
Onkyo
809,808
Optimus
800
Pioneer
800
Sony
801,806
TEAC
805
Technics
803
Yamaha
811,812
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Using the Remote Control
CD Brand
Code
Denon
309
JVC
303
Kenwood
310,321,311
Marantz
323,312,324
Onkyo
320,308,307
Optimus
300
Philips
312,322
Pioneer
300
RCA
302,319,313
Sanyo
313
Sony
301,316,317,318
TEAC
305,306,327,324,325
Technics
304,326
Yamaha
315,314,328
TV Brand
36
Code
GE
601,608,607,610,611,617,602,628,618
Goldstar
610,623,621,602
Grandiente
635
Hitachi
606,610,624,625,618
JVC
613,623
Magnavox
607,610,603,612,629
Mitsubishi
609,610,602,621
Panasonic
608,622,607
Philips
607
Pioneer
600
RadioShack
610,623,621,602
RCA
601,610,615,616,617,618
Sanyo
621,614
Sharp
602,619,627
Sony
604
Toshiba
605,602,626,621
Zenith
603,620
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Using the Remote Control
CATV Brand
Code
Jerrold
711,701,702,712,704,713,703,714,716,715
Pioneer
700
S.A.
705,706,708,709
Zenith
707,717,710
MD Brand
Code
Denon
906
Kenwood
903
Onkyo
905
Pioneer
900, 902
Sharp
902
Sony
901
TEAC
904
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Troubleshooting
If the receiver is not working as it should, the following suggestions might help. If you follow the suggestions in this chart and the
receiver still does not work properly, contact your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Problem
Power does not turn on.
Cause
Suggestion
Power cord is disconnected.
Plug in the power cord.
Protection circuit is activated.
Unplug the power cord, then plug it in again.
The receiver does not respond
to button presses.
Static discharge has affected the receiver.
Unplug the power cord, then plug it in again. (If
static electricity is a problem, use the remote control
as much as possible.)
No sound.
Incorrect connections.
Check and correct the connections.
The mute function is activated.
Press MUTING.
The volume is turned down.
Turn up the volume.
Speaker wires are disconnected.
Connect the speaker wires.
Speakers are turned off.
Press SPEAKER so SP A appears on the display.
Disconnect the headphones if connected.
TAPE 2 function is engaged.
Press TAPE 2 so TAPE 2 clears from the display.
The selected video source is not set
correctly.
Correct the problem with the selected video source.
Incorrect connections.
Check and correct the connections.
Station not correctly tuned.
Adjust tuning.
Antenna not connected.
Connect the antenna.
FM antenna still coiled or is not
pointing in the correct direction.
Stretch both ends of the antenna taut and reposition
the antenna.
AM loop antenna not pointing in the
correct direction.
Adjust the AM loop antenna.
No picture when you select a
video source.
High noise level.
Noise is coming from another electri- Try using an AC line noise filter to reduce the noise.
cal appliance.
Automatic tuning does not stop
when searching for stations.
Stations are too weak.
Use a better antenna.
Cannot make copies of video
tapes.
Tapes are protected by a copy protection method.
You cannot make a good copy.
Video connections are incorrect.
Check and correct the connections.
Remote is set to other device.
Press the CONTROL MODE button for the device to
control.
Batteries are weak.
Replace the batteries.
Cassette deck or CD player is not
compatible.
The feature only works with Optimus Professional
Series components.
Control cable is not plugged in.
Properly connect the control cable.
Audio cables are not plugged in.
Properly connect the audio cables.
Remote control does not work.
Remote does not control cassette deck or CD player.
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Care and Maintenance
Your Optimus STAV-3790 Audio/Video Receiver is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following
suggestions will help you care for the receiver so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the receiver dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids can
contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the receiver gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage its circuit boards and can cause the receiver to work improperly.
Use and store the receiver and its remote control only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of
electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the receiver away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Wipe the receiver with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to
clean the receiver.
Use only fresh batteries of the recommended size and type in the remote
control. Always remove old or weak batteries. They can leak chemicals
that can destroy electronic circuits.
Modifying or tampering with your receiver’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate the
receiver’s warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If the receiver is not operating as it should, take
it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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The FCC Wants You to Know
Your receiver might cause radio or TV interference even when it is operating properly. To determine whether your receiver is causing the interference, turn off your receiver. If the interference goes away, your receiver is causing it. Try to eliminate the interference by:
• Moving your radio or TV away from the receiver
• Connecting your receiver to an outlet that is on a different electrical circuit from the radio or TV
• Contacting your local RadioShack store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop
using your receiver.
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Specifications
Amplifier
Front Channel Average Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Watts per Channel into 8 Ohms
From 20 to 20,000 Hz,
With No More than 0.09% Total Harmonic Distortion
Measured Pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s
Trade Regulation Rule on Amplifier Output Power Claims
Front Channel Surround Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 0.8% THD, 8 Ohms)
Center Channel Surround Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Watts (1 kHz, 0.8% THD, 8 Ohms)
Continuous Rear Surround Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 0.8% THD, 8 Ohms)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
CD, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VCR, VIDEO, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2 MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . .
200 mV/47 kOhms
Frequency Response
CD, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VCR, VIDEO, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2 MONITOR . . . . 5 Hz to 100,000 Hz +0/–3 dB
Output Level/Impedance
VCR REC, MD/TAPE REC, TAPE 2 MONITOR REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mV/2.2 kOhms
Tone Controls
Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±6 dB (100 Hz)
Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±6 dB (10 kHz)
Loudness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +9 dB/+7 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, Short Circuited, A Network)
CD, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VCR, VIDEO, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2 MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (EIA, at 1 Watt, 1 kHz)
CD, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VCR, VIDEO, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2 MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 dB
Video Section
Input Sensitivity/Impedance VCR, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Volt Peak-to-Peak/75 Ohms
Output Level/Impedance VCR, MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Volt Peak-to-Peak/75 Ohms
Frequency Response VCR, MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 7 MHz +0/–3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
Crosstalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
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Specifications
FM Tuner
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5 to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 13.2 dBf, IHF (1.3 µV/75 Ohms)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.2 dBf
Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.6 dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Mono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stereo: 0.5% (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60 dB (400 kHz)
Stereo Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hz to 15 kHz (±1 dB)
Antenna Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ohms Unbalanced
AM Tuner
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 to 1700 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop Antenna) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
General
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Volts AC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Watts
AC Outlet Ratings Switched . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total 100 Watts (0.8 Amps) Maximum
Dimensions (HWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1/4 × 16 9/16 × 15 3/8 Inches
(158 × 420 × 391 mm)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 lb 10 oz
(9.8 kg)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
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Index to Features by Control Name
This table lists the control and indicator names found on the front of your receiver, along with the page number where the control or indicator is discussed. To find a description for the buttons on the remote control, see “Using the Remote Control” on
Page 28
Control
Page
26
BASS
20
CD
20
CLASS
22
DIRECT
23
DSP MODE
26
DVD/LD
20
FM/AM
21
LOUDNESS
23
MD/TAPE
20
MEMORY
22
MIDNIGHT MODE
27
MPX MODE
22
PHONES
22
POWER
20
SIGNAL SELECT
23
SPEAKERS A/B
20
STATION
22
TAPE 2 MONITOR
20, 24
TREBLE
20
TUNING
21
TUNING SELECT
21
TV/SAT
20
VCR
20, 25
VIDEO
20
VIDEO INPUT
11
VOLUME
20
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Limited Two-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for two (2) years from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE
OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
3/97
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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