Technics HQT4538-P Stereo System User Manual

Technics HQT4538-P Stereo System User Manual
Digital Surround Processor Technics
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Operating Instructions
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Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing this product,
For optimum performance and safety, please read
these operating instructions carefully.
Table of contents
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Precautions...
Accessories …
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Front panel controls
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Speaker installation................................
Using this unit.........................
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Speaker setting … IA
Speaker output edjustments..
Delay time adjustments...
Reproduction modes ...
Enjoying sound in a variety of reproduction modes...
Other functions..........................ecuee— rene ree
Setting the midnight mode (dynamic range compression) .........
Muting the sound temporarily .....................e= ==... KE KEG
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Selecting the display pane! brightness ..................——m.r.m.—...
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[Reference] |
Remote control quick reference ......................—.————.—.... 18
Troubleshooting guide......................... 2020060000 19
Product service ...........................=..eiere ems Back cover
Technical specifications......................................Back cover
User memo:
DATE OF PURCHASE
DEALER NAME
DEALER ADDRESS
TELEPHONE NUMBER
The model number and serial number of this product can be
found on either the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for
future reference.
MODEL NUMBER ......... 2H:ACS00D enana.
SERIAL NUMBER -..............e==eemm ermano rancia rene enn acne eaes
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN,
SPLASHING,DRIPPING OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
| CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"
within the product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
Precautions
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Before using this unit please read these operating instructions
carefully. Take special care to follow the warnings indicated on the
unit itself as well as the safety suggestions listed below.
Afterwards keep them handy for future reference.
1. Power Source -- The unit should be connected to power supply
only of the type described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the unit.
2. Polarization -- If the unit is equipped with a polarized AC power
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other}, that plug
will fit into the AC outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet,
try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
3. Power Cord Protection -- AC power supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, Never take hold of the plug
or cord if your hand is wet, and always grasp the plug body
when connecting or disconnecting it.
4. Nonuse Periods -- When the unit is not used, turn the power
off. When left unused for a long period of time, the unit should
be unplugged from the household AC outlet.
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| Environment |
1. Water and Moisture -- Do not use this unit near water-for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, swimming pool, or the like.
Damp basements should also be avoided.
2. Heat -- The unit should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators and the like.
It also should not be placed in temperatures less than 5°C
(41°F) or greater than 35°C (95°F).
Peiocemen: |
1. Ventilation -- The unit should be situated so that its location or
position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. Allow 10 cm
(4") clearance from the rear of the unit.
2. Foreign Materia! -- Care should be taken so that objects do not
fall into and liquids are not spilled into the unit. Do not subject
this unit to excessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, or
shock.
3. Magnetism - The unit should be situated away from equipment
or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
4. Stacking -- Do not place heavy objects, other than system
components, on top of the unit,
. Surface - Place the unit on a flat, leve! surface.
6. Carts and Stands — The unit should be used only with a cart or
stand that is recommended by the manufacturer. The unit and
cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven sur-
faces may cause the unit and cart combination
to overturn.
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7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting -- The unit should not be mounted to
a wall or ceiling, unless specified in this operating instructions.
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Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
1. Damage Requiring Service -- The unit should be serviced by
qualified service personne! when:
(a) The AC power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
(b) Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit; or
(c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
(d) The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
(e) The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
2. Servicing -- The user should not attempt to service the unit
beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other
servicing should be referred to an authorized service personnel.
For the address of an authorized servicenter:
In the U.S.A. 1-800-211-7262
or web site (http:/www.panasonic.com)
In Canada 905-624-5505
or web site (www.panasonic.cafdbckca.htm)
~——THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
CAUTION:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
e Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
e Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
e Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
e Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment
would void the user's authority to operate this device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation,
Before use и
Accessories __
Please check and identify
the supplied accessories.
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| ' EZ] 0} Stereo connection cables (RJL2P004B08) ..................2 pos.
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| E Ia ~ Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement
| parts.
(Only for U.S.A.) |
To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site
(http:/www.panasonic.com).
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Concerning the remote control
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e Thoroughly clean the battery compartment before inserting new
batteries.
e Do not mix old and new batteries, or batteries of different types
(carbon and alkaline, etc.).
e If you will not use the remote control for a long period of time,
remove the batteries and store them in a cool, dark place.
e Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
Insert the batteries in 1 «Do not attempt to recharge alkaline or carbon batteries.
the correct polarities eAlways remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly and
(8, O). | dispose of them properly.
e Never subject batteries to excessive heat or flame; do not attempt
to disassemble them; and be sure they are not short-circuited.
NAmONECCErT=—TECNNEEA TT e... IO ….….….. . | ° If leaking electrolyte comes into contact with skin or clothes, flush
emote control signal sensor with water immediately.
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When you need to replace these batteries
Use two R6/LR6, AA, UM-3 batteries.
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Be sure the transmission window and the signal sensor are free
from dust. Excessive dust might effect performance.
About 7 meters (23 feet) in
front of the signal sensor. (The
actual range will depend on the
angle at which the remote
control is used.)
Transmission
window
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Operation may not be correct if direct sunlight or other strong light
source strikes the signal sensor of this unit. If there is a problem,
place the unit away from the light source.
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(1) Power button (POWER) are rennen era 10
@ Input select buttons/indicators
(DIGITAL 1, DIGITAL 2, DIGITAL 3, LINE).........15
(® Surround mode button (SURROUND) ..11, 13, 15
@ Digital Theater Systems mode button (DTS)...15
(O) Stereo mode button (STEREO) 15
© Volume control (VOLUME) 11, 16
| Main unit only |
(7 Speaker setting buttons
(CHANNEL/SET, SELECTOR).............——...e—..... 10
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(8) Dynamic range compression button
(DR COMP).................eeeiceneren ne 17
(9 Balance contol (L, R)............—..ew——w—e. mee ceeenneneaos 12
(D Output level setting buttons
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M Delay time setting buttons (DELAY, —, +)......... 13
(2 Dimmer button (DIMMER)...........-........c.me.emnecooe. 17
(3 Muting button (MUTING)....... 17
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{9 Standby indicator (STANDBY, mm)
With the POWER button in the ON position ( æ ), the unit can
be switched between the STANDBY and ON condition using the
remote control and in this STANDBY condition the indicator will
light.
9 Surround format indicators
(ON DIGITAL, EZ, ODO PRO LOGIC)............ 16
(9 Display
(7 Dynamic range compression indicator
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(8 Speaker indicators 9, 10, 12, 13
Light in accordance with the speaker setting, and each of the
indicators corresponding with the speaker concerned flashes
when;
e the type or presence of that speaker is set,
e the test signal is output from that speaker,
e the output level or delay time of that speaker is adjusted.
(9 Signal format indicators (LS, C, RS, L, R, $, LFE)
These indicators light up to indicate the Dolby Digital or DTS
input signal format.
LS: Surround speaker (left)
C: Center speaker
RS: Surround speaker (right)
L: Front speaker (left)
A: Front speaker (right)
"S” represents the mono surround and “LEE” (Low Frequency
Effect is a channel for the deep-bass effect in the low frequency
range.
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Before proceeding with the connections, ensure that the power to |
Stereo connection cable
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Connect the AC power supply cord only after all other cables and White (L) < ID a >
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Monaural connection cables (included)
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The position and labeling of terminals differs with the —
receiver (or amplifier). The “DVD/DVD 6 CH” terminal
in the above illustration, for exampie, is often labeled
as “FRONT (L, R).”
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This illustration is an example of connection from this unit to a stereo control amplifier of mode! SU-C1000 and three stereo power amplifiers of
model SE-A1000.
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If three integrated amplifiers are connected
instead of the power amplifiers, it is not
necessary to connect a stereo control
amplifier. Connect the output terminals of this
unit to the AUX input terminals of the
integrated amplifiers.
INPUT
or LINE IN
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for front (L, R) speakers
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Optical-fiber ‚ Optical-fiber cable
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Connection for optical-fiber cable E
Dust-protection cap
e Do not bend the optical-fiber cable at a sharp angle.
e |f the digital optical connector is not going to be used, be sure to
attach the dust-protection cap to prevent exposure to dust.
“DIGITAL 1” terminals El
Disconnect the coaxial cable from the DIGITAL 1 terminal! when
using an optical fiber cable. Only the coaxial cable is recognized if
both types are connected.
“UNSWITCHED” AC outlet
This is for the exclusive use of an audio component. It can be used
to supply power to a component regardless of whether the unit's
POWER button is at the ON or OFF position. Use it for any unit
having a rating of 50 W or less.
Other digita! playback sources (laser disc players, etc.)
“LINE IN” terminals E)
(Only if a control amplifier has not been connected.)
You can connect a set-top box tuner for digital television or similar
decoder.
If “LINE” is selected with the input selector on this unit, the signals
received through these terminals are output as they are without
passing through any sound control circuits {i.e. no volume or other
sound adjustments can be made with this unit.)
» Dolby Digital RF {radio frequency) signals cannot be decoded with
this unit even if a unit that has Dolby Digitat RF output terminals is
connected to this unit.
¢ Turn off the power to this unit if unusual hissing or beat
sounds are heard while listening to FM, AM, or television
broadcasts.
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‚ Speaker installation a
To enjoy discrete multi-channel sound reproduction using this unit,
read through the instructions given below before installing the
speakers. EJ
Front speakers
Place these speakers on the left and right of the TV (or screen), and
adjust their positions and angles so that the movement of the
images perfectly matches the movement of the sound at the viewing
and listening position.
Center speaker
Install this speaker above or below the center of the TV (or screen)
and point it directly at the viewing or listening position.
Surround speakers
Place these speakers at the side and slightly behind you at a height
of about one meter above the level of your ears.
Subwoofer
Place this speaker in a suitable position, not too far away from the
TV (or screen).
When it comes to the localization of the subwoofers sound images,
there is no significant difference in terms of the effect obtained by
the positioning of the speaker. However, with a little effort and
plenty of trial positioning, it is possible to achieve a smoother
frequency response in the low frequency range. For instance, the
bass volume will be boosted (although it may sound somewhat
unnatural) by placing the speaker in the corner of the room.
Speaker indicators light in accordance with the speaker setting. El
Do not run speaker cords near the power cords since this may
generate noise.
For your reference:
When the center or surround speakers are not used, the
corresponding signals are assigned through the available channels,
customizing the sound to suit your speaker setup. This is not done,
however, if the source is DTS format. (mp Refer to page 10.)
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Using this unit
it is necessary to make various settings before enjoying audio/video
sources. Carry out the settings in the following order.
( Speaker settings (» page 10) )
Enter the types of speakers being used.
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Speaker output adjustments (s page 11)
Set the level of output to be sent to the receiver {or amplifier)
for each speaker channel.
Set the delay time for each speaker channel.
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Start playback of the source. (=> pages 14-17)
( Delay time adjustments (= page 13) )
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Set the types and presence of the speakers before enjoying the
sound by reproducing the input source.
Before proceeding:
Check the frequency range of each speaker to be used. Consider
speakers capable of playing back low frequency sounds (below
around 100 Hz) as LARGE. Consider speakers not capable of
playing back low frequency sounds as SMALL.
Press POWER.
Press CHANNEL/SET, and select the channel
for which the speaker is to be set.
Each time the button is pressed, the channel display is
switched in the listed order.
FRONT: Front speakers CENTER: Center speaker
SURROUND: Surround speaker SUB-WFR: Subwoofer
COMPLETE: Select ihis when you have completed the
settings.
The selected channel is shown on the display for approx. 2
seconds. The current setting for that channel is then shown
as a flashing display. The indicator corresponding to the
selected speaker also continues to flash.
Press SELECTOR, and set the type (LARGE,
SMALL) and presence (YES, NO or NONE) of
the speaker.
Each time the button is pressed, the display is switched in the
listed order.
LARGE: select if the speaker can produce low frequency
sounds,
SMALL: select if the speaker cannot produce low frequency
sounds,
NONE: select if you are not using a center speaker or
surround speakers,
YES: select if you are using a subwoofer,
NO: select if you are not using a subwoofer.
The sound for speaker channels that are set to “NONE” or
“NO” are output from the front speakers. DTS format
software, however, depends upon all channels being
operable, and so the sound for speakers not connected is not
heard at all, no matter what settings are made.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete the settings
for all the channels.
Press CHANNEL/SET to select “COMPLETE”.
The settings are now entered into the unit's memory. The
display goes out after about 2 seconds and the previous
display reappears.
The speaker indicators light up unless “NONE” or “NO” has
been selected for the corresponding channel.
If no buttons are pressed for approx. 10 seconds during the setting
process, all previous settings are canceled, the setting mode is
released, and the original display is restored.
Begin the setting process again if this occurs.
For your reference:
The setting remains as it is until changed by the above procedure,
even after the power has been turned off.
Speaker output adjustments
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Set the initial output level first, then proceed to adjust the output
I level for each speaker channel.
| Setting the initial volume level |
When this unit is connected to a receiver {or amplifier)
that has 6 channel discrete input terminals:
Set the volume leve! to 0 dB using this units
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Set the volume control of the receiver (or
A | amplifier) to the position normally used for
enjoying the source.
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If the test signal, described below in “Speaker output adjustment”, is
too soft, adjust the volume on the receiver (or amplifier).
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РЕН me A If the input level to the receiver (or amplifter) is too loud, lower the
E e volume level using this unit's VOLUME control.
When this unit is connected to three standard stereo
amplifiers:
1 Set the volume level to around —48 dB using
this unit's VOLUME control. El
TUN — (If this unit is connected to three integrated amplifiers:)
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———————Ú | amplifiers to the position normally used for
DIT | enjoying the source.
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Pacour If the test signal, described below in “Speaker output adjustment”, is
too soft or too loud, adjust the volume on this unit.
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Far == +] Use the test signal to adjust the output level of the center speaker,
ED surround speakers and subwoofer.
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CI If the output from the front speakers is unbalanced, make balance
adjustments on the receiver or amplifier before continuing with the
НН — following. (Refer to the instruction manual of the component.)
if the receiver or amplifier cannot be used to make balance
adjustments, they can be made on this unit (sp see page 12).
Press SURROUND to select the surround
mode.
“SURROUND” appears on the display.
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SURROUND |
Speaker output adjustments
И Press TEST to output the test signal.
POWER “TEST” appears on the display, and the speaker indicator
CO) RARE corresponding to the speaker whose outputting sound
COCO flashes.
A DT ERES The test signal is automatically output from each speaker for
OO = 2 seconds in the following sequence:
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EN “LEVEL с = L; Front speaker (left)
SO Coll Ch 13 C: Center speaker
R: Front speaker (right)
RS: Surround speaker (right)
LS: Surround speaker (left)
SW: Subwoofer
(Speakers for which NONE or NO has been set are skipped.)
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proceed with the next step until balance has been improved
with the procedure described below (FJ).
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indicator for the selected speaker flashes.
LEVEL — + |
CD | Each time the button is subsequently pressed, the speaker
whose level is to be set is selected in the listed sequence.
| (Speakers for which NONE or NO has been set are skipped.)
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level.
Channels C, RS, LS, and SW can be adjusted between -12
dB and +12 dB. Set them so that the output from each
channel appears to be the same as that from the front
speakers.
POT Seno a 7 Repeat steps 5 and 6 to adjust the output of
za — Y e | each channel to approximately the same
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To stop the test signal
Press TEST.
Using this unit to adjust the balance of the left and right
front speakers El
Make the adjustments while listening to the test signal put out in
step 4 above.
Press BALANCE [L] or [R] on the remote control
to adjust the level balance.
The left/right balance appears on the display.
Each time the button is subsequently pressed, the output level of
№ Ш | the front speaker opposite to the button pressed is decreased. (i.e.
' Center position when the L button is pressed, the output level of the R speaker is
decreased.)
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The balance of the surround speakers cannot be adjusted using the
BALANCE buttons.
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Delay time adjustments
By adjusting the delay time, the difference in the distance from the
viewing and listening position to the front speakers and the distance
to the center speaker and surround speakers can be offset and
made equal. This achieves better sound localization and makes a
more life-like reproduction of the sound field possible.
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Press SURROUND to select the surround
mode.
“SURROUND” appears on the display.
Press DELAY to select the channel to be
adjusted.
Each time the button is subsequently pressed, the channel
whose delay time is to be set is selected alternately:
C (Center speaker) — S (Surround speakers)
For each channel, the delay time is displayed, and the
speaker indicator for the corresponding speaker flashes.
The display is restored if a button isn’t pressed for 4 or more
seconds.
Speakers for which NONE has been set are skipped.
Press [-] or [+] to set the delay time.
When the button is pressed, the current delay time is
displayed. Each time the button is pressed, the delay time will
change. The delay time increments are different depending
on the speaker as follows.
Speaker Available delay time setting (ms)
Center 0, 1,2,3,4,5
Surround 0, 5, 10,15
Please note the following if delay time is adjusted while playing
back a source:
Adjustment is not possible if the source is DTS format.
While the COCO PRO LOGIC indicator is alight, the center channel
cannot be adjusted and 15 ms are added to the detay times listed
for the surround channel when displayed.
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D+: Distance from front speaker
Dz: Distance from surround speaker
Da: Distance from center speaker
Setting the center channel delay time:
If Di is equal to or Set to O ms
less than Ds
If Da less than Di Increase 1 ms for every 30 cm (1 feet) of
difference between Di: and Da
Setting the surround channel delay time:
If Di is equal to or Set to 0 ms
less than Da
Start at 0 ms and increase by 5 ms for
every 1.5 m (5 feet) of difference
between Di and Da
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All the reproduction modes mentioned below can be effective only
when digital signals are input as a sound source.
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Select this mode when playing back sources (DVD, CD, laser disc,
etc.) recorded in either Dolby Digital or Dolby Surround Format. The
unit processes most types automatically.
Norma! audio CDs can also be played back. The unit processes the
2 channel signal into surround signals and sound is heard from all
the speakers.
As well as normal audio CDs, software with any of the
following marks can be played back in this mode.
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Select this mode when playing back sources (DVD, CD, laser disc,
etc.) recorded in DTS format.
Software with the following mark can be played back in this
mode.
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STEREO mode
Select this mode to listen to surround sources, other than DTS, in
stereo. The down-mix function of this unit concentrates the discrete
signals into the front L/R channels. Use this mode when using
headphones or recording onto a video cassette recorder.
Select this mode to listen to normal stereo software.
DTS cannot be down-mixed.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic” and the double-D symbot are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Confidential Unpubished Works. © 1992-1997
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This unit enables sound to be enjoyed in three reproduction modes
- SURROUND, DTS and STEREO.
Press POWER,
Turn on the power to the other AV components as well.
Press one of the input select buttons to
select the input source.
The indicator above the pressed button now lights.
DIGITAL 1: Selects the source connected to the DIGITAL 1
terminal. The unit automatically recognizes
whether the source is connected through the
optical fiber cable or the coaxial cable.
If both types are connected at the same time,
only the coaxial cable is recognized. Disconnect
the coaxial cable if the external unit is connected
with the optical fiber cable.
DIGITAL 2: Selects the source connected to this terminal.
DIGITAL 3: Selects the source connected to this terminal.
LINE: Selects the source connected to the LINE terminal. If a
control amp has been connected to the LINE terminal,
select the input source on it as well.
When DIGITAL 1, 2 or 3 has been selected:
The reproduction modes in step 3 can be selected,
When LINE has been selected:
The analog sound signals input through LINE IN terminals
are directy output to the left and right front speakers via the
connected component. “THROUGH” appears on the display.
Only the POWER button and select buttons function when
LINE has been selected.
Press SURROUND, DTS or STEREO to select
the reproduction mode.
The selected reproduction mode appears on the display
(wp see the previous page for descriptions of the modes.)
(When this unit is connected to a receiver (or amplifier) that 6
channel discrete input terminals:)
Set the receiver (or amplifier) to the 6 channel
discrete input mode.
If this unit is connected to three integrated amplifiers, set the
input selector on the amplifiers to the connected input
terminal such as the “AUX” terminals.
(Refer to the instruction manuals of the components.)
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The surround indicators
O JANO DIGITAL: Lights if the source is Dolby Digital Format.
(b) ETA: Lights if the source is DTS format.
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Dolby Digital format software are
played back, or when playing audio
CDs in the SURROUND mode.
* Only Dolby Digital, DTS or PCM signals ¥ can be
reproduced.
The digital input signal of sampling frequencies 96 kHz and
other signal formats such as MPEG cannnot be reproduced
on this unit.
e When playback is started, the sound may be cut or
interrupted before the input source is confirmed as Dolby
‘Digital or DTS,
* PCM signal: This refers to the recording format of signals
(44.1 kHz, linear 16 bits) used for audio CDs
6 Adjust the volume.
Set the volume on the receiver {or amplifier) and this unit to
the initial level (wp see раде 11}. Any subsequent volume
adjustments should be done as follows.
(When this unit is connected to a receiver (or amplifier)
that has 6 channel discrete input terminals:)
Adjust the volume using the volume
control on the receiver lor amplifier).
If input to the receiver (or amplifier) is excessive, reduce
the volume on this unit slightly.
(When this unit is connected to three standard stereo
amplifiers or three integrated amplifiers:)
Adjust the volume using this unit's
VOLUME control.
To adjust the volume of the components connected to the
stereo control amplifier, use the volume control on the
stereo control amplifier.
After use
Reduce the volume on the component you are using to control the
volume (the receiver, amplifier or this unit) to the minimum level,
then turn off the power to this unit and the other components.
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“Dynamic range compression” (DR COMP) is a function for
compressing the dynamic range (reproduction level range) of audio
signals. It is used for viewing movie software late at night or at other
times when high volume levels are not desirable.
This function only works with DR COMP compatible Dolby Digital
format software.
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Press DRCOMP. IA
The "DR COMP” indicator lights.
When the button is pressed again, the function is released, and the
indicator goes off.
For your reference:
When DR COMP is on, scenes that already have a low sound level
will be heard as they are. When scenes that are loud occur, the
function acts to reduce the peak level.
The sound field will remain intact even if DR COMP is functioning.
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Press MUTING. E]
During muting, the message “MUTING ON NOW" scrolls across the
display.
When the button is pressed again, the original volume level is
restored. When the unit's power is switched off, muting is canceled.
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Press DIMMER.
The display panel is dimmed.
When the button is pressed again, or when the unit's power is
switched off, the original brightness is restored.
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__ Remote control quick reference __
Functions which are also available from the main unit
To turn the unit ON/OFF
POWER
Selecting the input source
DIGITAL 1 DIGITAL2 DIGITAL 3 LINE
(DCO
Selecting the SURROUND reproduction | SURROUND
mode
DTS
Selecting the DTS reproduction mode
STEREO
Selecting the STEREO reproduction
mode
Adjusting the volume
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Functions which are only available from the remote control
To turn on the midnight mode DR COMP
BALANCE
Adjusting the volume balance between L R
the left and right front speakers CD CD
Outputting the test signal to adjust the TEST
output level of each speaker
LEVEL
Selecting the speaker channel and
adjusting its output level
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Selecting the speaker channe! and DELAY — +
adjusting its delay time — CD es
MUTING
Muting the sound temporarily
DIMMER
Selecting the display panel brightness
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service for this unit, check the chart. below for a
possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple
checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the Canada.
problem and restore proper operation, in the U.S.A, 1-800-211-7262 or web site
If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the (http://www.panasonic.com)
remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to
the directory of Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this unit)
to locate a convenient service center, or consult your Technics
dealer for instructions.
in Canada 905-624-5505 or web site
(www.panasonic.ca/faq.htmli)
For detailed instructions, contact an authorized servicenter in the
U.S.A. and Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Center in
Problem Probable cause(s) Suggested remedy | Page |
Power will not switch ON. The power cord plug is not completely ¢ Confirm that the power cord plug is connected 8
inserted. completely.
When listening to stereo The left and right stereo connection cables e Check the connection cables are correctly
sound, the left and right are reveresd. connected.
sounds are reversed.
6,7
Poor sound localization. An error has been made with the connections
to the 6 channe! discrete input or output
terminals.
There is no sound when a The input selector setting is incorrect, e Check that the selection of the desired sound 15
source is being played. source is made correctly.
The muting function is set to ON. e Press the muting button on the remote 17
control.
Sound is not heard from The volume balance of front speaker is set too | e Adjust the volume balance between the left 12
one of the front speakers. far to one side, either left or right. and right front speakers correctly.
Sound is not heard from the | The receiver or amplifier is set to 2 channel e Set the receiver or amplifier to the 6 channel a
center, surround or (L, R) input. discrete input mode,
subwoofer speakers.
The presence setting of the speaker has been | e Set the type and presence setting of each 10
incorrectiy set to “NONE” or “NO”. speaker correctly,
The volume cannot be The input selector is set to LINE. e Adjust the volume contro! on the external unit. N
controlled.
There is noise when playing | Play back a DTS formatted source in the e Select the DTS reproduction mode. 15
back a DTS source. SURROUND mode,
The midnight mode does The SURROUND mode has not selected. e Select the SURROUND mode. 15
not function. (When the DR
COMP button on the remote a ı
; The source being played has not been e Check if the OC DIGITAL indicator is
control is pressed, the DR o | 7 16
COMP indicator does not recorded in the Dolby Digital format. illuminated.
light.)
“F70” appears on the e Turn off the power and then turn it on again,
display. or disconnect the AC power supply cord and
then connect it to your household AC outlet a
again.
(If “F70” still remains on the display, consult
an authorized service center or your dealer.)
Remote control does not The batteries have run out. ¢ Replace batteries with new ones.
operate correctly.
Р ' y There is an obstruction between the remote e Remove the obstruction.
control and this unit. 4
The batteries are inserted incorrectly. e Heinsert battertes so that polarities are
M correct.
[The (-) and (+) polarities are reversed.]
Reference Be
Product service |
Do not attempt to remove the cover(s) or repair the unit yourself.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Product information
For product service, product information or assistance in product
operation, refer to the servicenter directory.
Technical specifications ~~
E AUDIO
Outlet voltage/impedance
Input impedance
LINE 22 kQ2
COAXIAL 75 Q
Frequency response
FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R (LARGE)
20 Hz- 20 kHz, +1 dB
2 Y (at 0 dBY1 kQ
Delay time
DOLBY DIGITAL CENTER 0-5 ms
SURROUND L/R 0-15 ms
DOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND L/R 15-30 ms
Total harmonic distortion
FRONT L/R (1 kHz, 0 dB, PCM) 0.007 %
Dynamic range 96 dB
S/N (IHF A) 100 dB
Load impedance More than 10 kQ
Hl GENERAL
Power supply AC 120 Y, 60 Hz
Power consumption 15 W
Dimensions (WXHX D) 430X69.4X301.4 mm
(16-15/16" X2-47/64" X11-55/64")
Weight 2.6 kg (5.7 Ib.)
Note:
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics
Panasonic Sales Company,
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Company, Division of Matsushita
Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus,
New Jersey 07094
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Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”)
Ave. 65 de Infantería. Km. 9.5
San Gabriel industrial Park, Carolina,
Puerto Rico 00985
5770 Ambler Drive,
Mississauga, Ontario
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