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AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL
RECEIVER
VSX-9120TXH-K
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Operating Instructions
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CAUTION
– TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION
CORD.
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT
BLADE EXPOSURE.
ATTENTION – POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES, NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN
PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT, OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES
LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT.
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WARNING – TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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.
Product Name:
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
Model Number:
VSX-9120TXH-K
Responsible Party Name:
PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE, INC.
Address:
1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90801-1760, U.S.A.
Phone:
1-800-421-1404
IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED IN THE REAR.
PLEASE WRITE THIS SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND
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KEEP IN A SECURE AREA. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate
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the equipment.
CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the
unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and
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televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections.
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or
cords associated with accessories sold with the
product will expose you to chemicals listed on
proposition 65 known to the State of California and
other governmental entities to cause cancer and
birth defect or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling
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For U.S. and Australia Model
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only
with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never
clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides
or other volatile liquids since they may corrode
the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this
product near water — for example, near a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming
pool; and the like.
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. Any
mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect
it from overheating, and these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the product on a
bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered
to.
POWER SOURCES — This product should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power
company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left un-used for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
• If this product is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other), it will fit into the
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.
• If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding
type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply
cords should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an
outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of
the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See Figure A.
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.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, or where it can fall into such power
lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken
to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — 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.
• 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 its normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way.
• When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any 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 MOUNTING — The product
should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
Fig. A
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate
your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
Contents
01 Before you start
05 Listening to your system
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Loading the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Home THX modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in stereo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using surround back channel processing . . . . . . . . .
Using the Virtual Surround Back mode . . . . . . . . . .
Using Midnight and Loudness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enhancing dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the tone controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
02 5 minute guide
Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(Auto MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup . . . . 10
Playing a source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
03 Connecting your equipment
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
When making cable connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting your TV and DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other
set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other
video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting digital audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting analog audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a component to the front panel
inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Placing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
THX speaker system setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
AC outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
04 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Operating range of remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . 22
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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06 Using the tuner
Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving FM stereo sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Naming station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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07 The System Setup menu
Making receiver settings from the System Setup
menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic MCACC (Expert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual MCACC setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standing Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acoustic Calibration EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X-Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THX Audio Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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08 Other connections
11 Controlling the rest of your system
Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Connecting your iPod to the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
iPod playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using XM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Connecting your XM Radio receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Listening to XM Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using XM HD Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the XM Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using SIRIUS Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connecting your SIRIUS Connect Tuner . . . . . . . . . 50
Listening to SIRIUS Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Using the SIRIUS Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . 53
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . . 53
Speaker B setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Bi-amping your front speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Bi-wiring your speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connecting additional amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
MULTI-ZONE listening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Making MULTI-ZONE connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Connecting an IR receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt
trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display. . . 57
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer plasma
display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output . . . . . 58
Advanced MCACC output using your PC . . . . . . . . . 59
Setting the remote to control other components . . .
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming signals from other remote
controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing one of the remote control button
settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the remote control presets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirming preset codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renaming input source names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi Operation and System Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming a multi-operation or a shutdown
sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using multi operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using System off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating other Pioneer components with this
unit’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
09 Other Settings
The Input Setup menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Input function default and possible settings . . . . . . 60
The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Multi Zone Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays. . . . . . . . . . 61
OSD Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
10 Using other functions
Setting the AV options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Reducing the level of an analog signal . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Dimming the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Switching the speaker impedance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Checking your system settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Resetting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Default system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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12 Additional information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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iPod messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
XM radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SIRIUS radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surround sound formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before you start
Chapter 1:
Before you start
Features
• Advanced Direct Energy design
This receiver offers a new advancement in discrete
design unique to Pioneer for high-power drivability, low
distortion and stable imaging. Through symmetrical
placement of power amplification units, this receiver
generates equal amplifier power to all channels,
eliminating the possibility of one channel dominating a
particular sound field.
• Easy setup using Advanced MCACC
The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate
surround sound setup, which includes the advanced
features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ. This
innovative technology measures the reverb
characteristics of your listening area, allowing you to
customize your system calibration with the help of a
graphical output that can be displayed on-screen, or
using a computer. With the additional benefits of
numerous MCACC preset memories, standing wave
control and microphone measurements from a series of
reference points, your home theater experience can be
truly customized for optimal surround sound.
• THX Select2 certified design
This receiver bears the THX Select2 logo, which means it
has passed a rigorous series of quality and performance
tests covering every aspect of the product. This includes
testing of pre-amplifier and power amplifier performance
and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both
the digital and analog domain, making your home
theater experience as faithful as possible to what the
director intended.
• Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, including Dolby
Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES,
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-EXPRESS and
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Digital and DTS decoding brings theater sound
right into your home with up to six channels of surround
sound, including a special LFE (Low Frequency Effects)
channel for deep, realistic sound effects.
The built-in Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo:6 decoders
not only provide full surround sound decoding for Dolby
Surround sources, but will also generate convincing
surround sound for any stereo source.
Also, with the addition of a surround back speaker, you
can take advantage of the built-in Dolby Digital EX and
DTS-ES decoders for six-channel surround sound.
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Furthermore, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD,
which are designed for the next-generation highdefinition media such as Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD,
support up to 7.1 channels and 8 channels respectively.
DTS-EXPRESS is a low-bitrate encoding technology
supporting up to 5.1 channels, with fixed data transfer
rates ranging from 24 kbps to 256 kbps (this encoding is
available only when signals are delivered to this receiver
as primary audio).
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers audio signals to listeners
without any loss of data with its high transfer rates.
• Phase correction
The Phase Control technology incorporated into this
receiver’s design provides coherent sound reproduction
through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound
image at your listening position.
• Sound Retriever
The Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP
technology that helps bring CD quality sound back to
WMA, MP3 and MPEG-4 AAC audio files by restoring
sound pressure and smoothing jagged artifacts left over
after compression.
• Front Stage Surround Advance
With the Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can
enjoy seamless, natural surround sound effects using
only the front speakers, without deteriorating the quality
of the original sound.
• HDMI compatibility
This receiver is compatible with the HDMI digital video
format, providing you high-definition digital video and
digital audio via a single cable. High-quality sound
formats such as DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD are also
supported.
• Built-in video converter
The built-in video converter provides output of all analog
video signals to your TV or monitor (regardless of the type
of connection), allowing you to connect components
using component, S-video, and composite video
connections as you like.
• iPod, XM and SIRIUS Ready
With the new iPod, XM and SIRIUS Radio terminals,
you’ll be up and running in no time. This receiver’s
enhanced compatibility makes XM HD Surround
playback as well as on-screen control of your iPod, XM
and SIRIUS Radio an added possibility.
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• Easy-to-use LCD remote control
The remote control gives you not only complete control
over every function of this receiver, but also over the main
functions for other components in your home theater
system. Using a system of preset codes, you can program
the remote to operate a wide range of other equipment.
Checking what’s in the box
Please check that you’ve received the following supplied
accessories:
• Setup microphone (cable: 5 m (16.4 ft.))
• Remote control unit
• AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries x2
Installing the receiver
• When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a
level and stable surface.
Don’t install it on the following places:
– on a color TV (the screen may distort)
– near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off
a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.
– in direct sunlight
– in damp or wet areas
– in extremely hot or cold areas
– in places where there is vibration or other movement
– in places that are very dusty
– in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)
• AM loop antenna
Loading the batteries
• FM wire antenna
• Warranty card
• These operating instructions
Ventilation
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat dispersal
(at least 20 cm (8 in.) at the top). If not enough space is
provided between the unit and walls or other equipment,
heat will build up inside, interfering with performance
and/or causing malfunctions.
20 cm
(8 inches)
Receiver
Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation and to protect the equipment from
overheating. To prevent fire hazard, do not place anything
directly on top of the unit, make sure the openings are
never blocked or covered with items (such as
newspapers, table-cloths and curtains), and do not
operate the equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
Caution
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as
leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
• Never use new and old batteries together.
• Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries
properly according to the marks in the battery case.
• Batteries with the same shape may have different
voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
• When disposing of used batteries, please comply
with governmental regulations or environmental
public instruction’s rules that apply in your country or
area.
• Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or
other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or
near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak,
overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the
life or performance of batteries.
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5 minute guide
Chapter 2:
5 minute guide
Introduction to home theater
Home theater refers to the use of multiple audio tracks to
create a surround sound effect, making you feel like
you’re in the middle of the action or concert. The
surround sound you get from a home theater system
depends not only on your speaker setup, but also on the
source and the sound settings of the receiver.
This receiver will automatically decode multichannel
Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround sources according
to your speaker setup. In most cases, you won’t have to
make changes for realistic surround sound, but other
possibilities (like listening to a CD with multichannel
surround sound) are explained in Listening to your
system on page 26.
Listening to Surround Sound
This receiver was designed with the easiest possible
setup in mind, so with the following quick setup guide,
you should have your system hooked up for surround
sound in no time at all. In most cases, you can simply
leave the receiver in the default settings.
• Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting this unit to an AC power source.
1 Connect your TV and DVD player.
See Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 13 to do
this. For surround sound, you’ll want to hook up using a
digital connection from the DVD player to the receiver.
2 Connect your speakers and place them for optimal
surround sound.
Connect your speakers as shown in Installing your
speaker system on page 17.
Where you place the speakers will have a big effect on the
sound. Place your speakers as shown below for the best
surround sound effect. Also see Placing the speakers on
page 18 for more on this.
Center (C)
Front
Left (L)
Surround
Right (SR)
Surround
Back
Right (SBR)
Listening
position
Surround
Back Left (SBL)
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4 Use the on-screen automatic MCACC setup to set up
your system.
See Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto
MCACC) below for more on this.
5 Play a DVD, and adjust the volume to your liking.
Make sure that DVD/LD is showing in the receiver’s
display, indicating that the DVD input is selected. If it
isn’t, press DVD on the remote control to set the receiver
to the DVD input.
In addition to the basic playback explained in Playing a
source on page 10, there are several other sound options
you can select. See Listening to your system on page 26
for more on this.
See also Making receiver settings from the System Setup
menu on page 34 for more setup options.
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (Auto MCACC)
The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic
characteristics of your listening area, taking into account
ambient noise, speaker size and distance, and tests for
both channel delay and channel level. After you have set
up the microphone provided with your system, the
receiver uses the information from a series of test tones
to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your
particular room.
Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a
source on page 10.
Important
• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.
• Before using the Auto MCACC Setup the headphones
should be disconnected and the iPod, XM or SIRIUS
Radio function should not be selected as an input source.
Caution
Surround
Left (SL)
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• Set the subwoofer volume to a comfortable level.
• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not
moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
Front
Right (R)
Subwoofer (SW)
3 Plug in the receiver and switch it on, followed by
your DVD player, your subwoofer and the TV.
Make sure you’ve set the video input on your TV to this
receiver. Check the manual that came with the TV if you
don’t know how to do this.
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are
output at high volume.
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SR+
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
DIMMER
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
DIALOG E
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TUNE
BAND
TV CONTROL
TV VOL
1
T.EDIT
RETURN
GUIDE
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the
speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this
case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 6.
VOL
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC
jack on the front panel.
Place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your
normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make
sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and
the microphone.
• With error messages (such as Ambient Noise or
Microphone Check) select RETRY after checking for
ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup below) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem,
you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.
1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing …
1.Auto MCACC
(2/9)
TUNE
ST
ST
TUNE
S - VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
Check!
[ OK ]
[
]
[
]
Front
Center
Surround
SB
SUB W.
:Cancel
10 : Next
[
[
[
[
[
YES
YES
YES
Yx2
YES
]
]
]
]
]
OK
:Cancel
MCACC
SETUP MIC
DIGITAL IN
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the
actual speakers you have.5
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
The Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone
is connected.1
1.Auto MCACC
Surr Back System
[
Normal (SB)
Data Save to
[M1. MEMORY 1
Setting Start?
]
]
[OK]
[Option]
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
2
3 Make sure ‘Normal (SB)’ is selected, select an
MCACC preset3 then select OK.
4 Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re
using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to
a comfortable volume level.
5 Wait for the test tones to finish then confirm the
speaker configuration in the OSD.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers
present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while
it’s doing this.4
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side
column (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct), there may be a problem with the speaker
connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the
power and check the speaker connections. If there
doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use /
to select the speaker and / to change the setting
(and number for surround back) and continue.
6 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs more test tones to determine the
optimum receiver settings for channel level, speaker
distance, and Acoustic Calibration EQ.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 2 to 6 minutes.
7 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN
to go back to the System Setup menu.6
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver
upon completion of the Auto MCACC setup.
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give
you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is
also possible to adjust these settings manually using the
System Setup menu (starting on page 34).7
Note
1 You can’t use the System Setup menu in either the main or sub zone when the iPod, XM or SIRIUS Radio input source is selected.
2 • If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through Surround back speaker
setting on page 36 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 4.
• If you have THX-certified speakers, select Option and choose YES for the THX Speaker setting.
3 The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can
rename it later in Data Management on page 42).
4 Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.
5 If you’re using the front panel display, the diagram in Listening to Surround Sound above indicates (in bold) how each speaker is displayed.
6 You can also choose to view the settings from the MCACC Data Check screen. See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 34 for more on this.
7 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will end up with different size
settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 43.
• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and
room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
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Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto
MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the
walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the
microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check
for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan,
etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch
them off if necessary. If there are any instructions
showing in the front panel display, please follow them.
• Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of
the microphone. If this seems to be happening,
switch off the TV when doing the Auto MCACC Setup.
4 Use the volume control to adjust the volume level.
Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is
coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.
Better sound using Phase Control
This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase
correction measures to make sure your sound source
arrives at the listening position in phase, preventing
unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound (see
illustration below).
PHASE CONTROL OFF
Playing a source
Listening
position
Front speaker
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such
as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
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GUIDE
TV CONTROL
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
TV VOL
ANT
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
REC
VOL
REC STOP JUKEBOX
MPX
HDD
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
DVD
SIRIUS
TV
PHOTO
DVR 2
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
Subwoofer
INFO
MUTE
XM RADIO
Sound
source
CH
SB ch
PHASE CONTROL ON
Listening
position
Front speaker
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
1 Switch on your system components and receiver.
Start by switching on the playback component (for
example a DVD player), your TV1 and subwoofer (if you
have one), then the receiver (press RECEIVER).
• Make sure the setup mic is disconnected.
2 Select the input source you want to play.
You can use the input source buttons on the remote
control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel controls.2
3 Press S.DIRECT (STREAM DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO
SURROUND’ and start playback of the source.3
If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound
DVD disc, you should hear surround sound. If you are
playing a stereo source, you will only hear sound from the
front left/right speakers in the default listening mode.
• See also Listening to your system on page 26 for
information on different ways of listening to sources.
Sound
source
Subwoofer
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound
reproduction through the use of phase matching4 for an
optimal sound image at your listening position. The
default setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase
Control switched on for all sound sources.
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
• Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch on phase
correction.
The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.
Note
1 Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver. (For example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO 1 jacks on your TV, make sure that
the VIDEO 1 input is now selected.)
2 If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 29).
3 • You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It should be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and
88.2 kHz / 96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an MPEG audio option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.
• Depending on your DVD player or source discs, you may only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound. In this case, the receiver must be set to a
multichannel listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 26 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.
4 Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in phase’, they crest and trough together,
resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough (as shown in the upper section of the diagram
above) then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound image will be produced.
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Chapter 3:
Connecting your equipment
This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This page explains the
kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
Rear panel
CENTER
CENTE
220OUTLET
L
SWITCHED 100 W(0.8 A) MAX
PEAKERS
R
IN
OUT
IN
DVR/VCR1
OUT
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND
L
SURROUND BACK
R
IN
DVR/VCR2
Caution
• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.
1 HDMI connectors (x3)
Two inputs and one output for high-quality audio/video
connection to compatible HDMI devices.
Connecting using HDMI on page 52.
2
FRONT
XM Radio input
See Using XM Radio on page 48.
3 Coaxial digital audio inputs (x2)
Use for digital audio sources, including DVD players/
recorders, digital satellite receivers, CD players, etc.
See also The Input Setup menu on page 60 to assign
the inputs.
4 Optical digital audio output/input(s) (x4)
Use the OUT jack for recording to a CD or MiniDisc
recorder.
Connecting digital audio sources on page 15.
Use the IN jacks for digital audio sources, including DVD
players/recorders, digital satellite receivers, CD players,
etc.
See also The Input Setup menu on page 60 to assign
the inputs.
5 Control input/output
Use to connect other Pioneer components so that you
can control all your equipment from a single IR remote
sensor.
Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s
sensor on page 72.
6 Stereo analog audio source inputs/(outputs) (x3)
Use for connection to audio sources such as CD players,
tape decks, turntables, etc.
Connecting analog audio sources on page 16.
7 Remote input (MULTI-ZONE and source)
Use for connection to an external remote control sensor
for use in a MULTI-ZONE setup, for example.
Connecting an IR receiver on page 56.
8 Component video connections (x4)
Use the inputs to connect any video source that has
component video output, such as a DVD recorder. Use
the output for connection to a monitor or TV.
Using the component video jacks on page 14.
9 RS-232C connector
Use for connection to a PC for graphical output when
using Advanced MCACC.
Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on
page 58.
10 iPod input terminal
Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio source.
Connecting an iPod on page 47.
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11 Audio/video source inputs/(outputs) (x6)
Use for connection to audio/visual sources, such as DVD
players/recorders, VCRs, etc. Each set of inputs has jacks
for composite video, S-video and stereo analog audio.
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video
sources on page 14.
When making cable connections
• To avoid hum, do not lay connected cables over the
top of the receiver.
12 AM and FM antenna terminals
Use to connect indoor or outdoor antennas for radio
broadcasts.
Connecting antennas on page 19.
13 Multichannel pre-amplifier outputs
Use to connect separate amplifiers for front, center,
surround, surround back and subwoofer channels.
Connecting additional amplifiers on page 54 (see also
Installing your speaker system on page 17 for powered
subwoofer connection).
• When connecting optical cables, be careful when
inserting the plug not to damage the shutter
protecting the optical socket.
14 Composite and S-video monitor outputs
Use to connect monitors and TVs.
Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 13.
15 Multichannel analog audio inputs
7.1 channel inputs for connection to a DVD player with
multichannel analog outputs.
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 53.
16 12 V trigger jack (total 50 mA max.)
Use to switch components in your system on and off
according to the input function of the receiver.
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt
trigger on page 57.
17 MULTI-ZONE and source outputs
Use to connect a second amplifier in a separate zone.
MULTI-ZONE listening on page 55.
18 SIRIUS Radio input
See Using SIRIUS Radio on page 50.
• When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable
may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.
About the video converter
The video converter ensures that all video sources are
output through all of the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks.
The only exception is HDMI and high-definition
component video: since these resolutions cannot be
downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV to the
receiver’s HDMI/component video outputs when
connecting these video sources.1
If several video components are assigned to the same
input function (see The Input Setup menu on page 60),
the converter gives priority to component, S-video, then
composite (in that order).
19 Speaker terminals
Use for connection to the main front, center, surround
and surround back speakers.
Installing your speaker system on page 17.
• For optimal video performance, THX recommends
switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the AV
options on page 63) OFF.
20 Switched AC power outlet (100 W/0.8 A max.)
Use to power another component in the system. Power to
the outlet switches on and off with the receiver.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited
consumer uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
AC outlet on page 20.
Note
1 If the video signal does not appear on your TV or plasma display, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some
components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, use an (analog) S-video or composite connection.
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2 Connect a composite or S-video output on your
DVD player to the DVD/LD VIDEO or DVD/LD S-VIDEO
input.
Connect using a standard video cable or an S-video
cable.
Connecting your TV and DVD player
VIDEO
IN
3 Connect a coaxial-type1 digital audio output on
your DVD player to the COAXIAL 1 (DVD/LD) input.
Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio.
S-VIDEO
IN
1
TV
4 Connect the stereo audio outputs on your DVD
player to the DVD/LD AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable.
VSX-9120TXH
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
IN
3
Y
IN 3
PB
PR
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R SUR-
S
ROUND
S-VIDEO
12V
TRIGGE
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT
50mA M
MONITOR
OUT
MONIT
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
• If your DVD player has multichannel analog outputs,
you can connect these instead. See also Connecting
the multichannel analog inputs on page 53.
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
CENTER
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or
other set-top box
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV
tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WOOFER
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
IN 1
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
R
AUDIO L
ANALOG OUT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
4
2
IN
iPod
PB
PR
3
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITO
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
3
Y
S-VIDEO
3
CONTROL
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
PR
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVD player
DVR/VCR2
R
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI C
VSX-9120TXH
The diagram shows a basic setup of this receiver together
with a TV and DVD player, with S-video or composite
video connections. Different TVs and DVD players may
offer alternative connections. See also Using the
component video jacks on page 14 if your TV and/or DVD
player has component video inputs/outputs. If your DVD
player offers multichannel analog audio outputs, see
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on page 53.
1 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack to a video
input on your TV.
Use a standard RCA/phono jack video cable to connect to
the composite video jack, or for higher quality video, use
an S-video cable to connect to the S-video jack.
DVR/VCR1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
AV OUT
STB
Note
1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to one of the optical inputs on this receiver using an optical cable. When you set
up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 60).
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1 Connect the audio/video outputs on the set-top
box to the TV/SAT AUDIO and VIDEO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable and a
video or S-video cable.
2 Connect an optical-type1 digital audio output from
your set-top box to the OPTICAL 2 (TV/SAT) input.2
Use an optical cable for the connection.
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR
and other video sources
This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and
outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video
devices, including DVD/HDD recorders and VCRs.
VSX-9120TXH
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
IN 1
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
OUT
IN
2
IN
3
OUT
Y
IN 3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
PB
PR
3
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
L
R SUR-
S
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT
50mA M
MONITOR
OUT
MONIT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
CENTER
L
IN
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
R
DVR/VCR2
SUB
WOOFER
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
COAXIAL
• For a second recorder, use the COAXIAL 2 (DVR/
VCR2) inputs.
12V
TRIGGE
VIDEO
OUT
OPTICAL
3 If the device can output digital audio, connect an
optical-type3 digital audio output from the recorder to
the OPTICAL 1 (DVR/VCR1) input.
Use an optical cable for the connection.4
ROUND
S-VIDEO
iPod
iPod
CONTROL
DIGITAL OUT
• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR2 outputs.
3
XM
IN
• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR2 IN inputs.
2 If the device can record, connect the DVR/VCR1
AUDIO and VIDEO outputs to the recorder’s audio/
video inputs.
Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio
connection and a video or S-video cable for the video
connection.
PRE OUT
L
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
1 Connect the audio/video outputs of the video
player/recorder to the DVR/VCR1 AUDIO and VIDEO
inputs.
Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio
connection and a video or S-video cable for the video
connection.
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
AV IN
3
S-VIDEO
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
Using the component video jacks
Component video should give superior picture quality
when compared to composite or S-video. You can also
take advantage of progressive scan video (if your source
and TV are both compatible), which delivers a very stable,
flicker-free picture. See the manuals that came with your
TV and source component to check whether they are
compatible with progressive-scan video.
S-VIDEO
AV OUT
1
2
DVR, VCR, etc.
Note
1 If your set-top box only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial digital audio cable.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Setup menu on page 60).
2 If your satellite/cable receiver doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.
3 • In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only).
• If your video component doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.
4 If your recorder only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial digital audio cable. When
you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the recorder to (see also The Input Setup menu on page 60).
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VSX-9120TXH
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
IN 1
OUT
Connecting digital audio sources
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
P
L
CENTER
L
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
R
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
IN
3
Y
IN 3
PB
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
S-VIDEO
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
This receiver has both digital inputs and outputs,
allowing you to connect digital audio components for
playback and for making digital recordings.
Most digital components also have analog connections.
See Connecting analog audio sources on the following
page if you want to connect these too.
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
L
AM L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
R
(DVR/
VCR1)
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH
PB
L
PR
OUT
IN 2
R
COAXIAL
Y
IN
1
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
R
3
S-VIDEO
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
Y
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
PB
DVR/VCR1
DVR/
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1
2
PR
2
VSX-9120TXH
COMPONENT
VIDEO
TV
Y
PB
1
PR
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
1
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL IN
DVD player
1 Connect the component video outputs of your
source to a set of ASSIGNABLE COMPONENT VIDEO
inputs.
Connect using a three-way component video cable.
• Since they are assignable, it doesn’t matter which
component video inputs you use for which source.
After connecting everything, you’ll need to assign the
component video inputs—see The Input Setup menu
on page 60.
2 Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks to the
component video inputs on your TV or monitor.
Use a three-way component video cable.
CD-R, MD,
DAT, etc.
1 Connect an optical-type1 digital audio output on
your digital component to the DIGITAL 3 (CD) input.
Use an optical cable for the connection.
2 For recording equipment, connect the optical-type
DIGITAL output to a digital input on the recorder.
Use an optical cable to connect to the DIGITAL OUT.2
Note
1 • If your digital component only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial cable. When
you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see also The Input Setup menu on page 60).
• The digital outputs from other components can be connected to any spare digital audio inputs on this receiver. You can assign them when setting up
the receiver (see also The Input Setup menu on page 60).
2 In order to record some digital sources, you must make analog connections as explained in Connecting analog audio sources below.
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About the WMA9 Pro decoder
This unit has an on-board Windows MediaTM Audio 9
Professional1 (WMA9 Pro) decoder, so it is possible to
playback WMA9 Pro-encoded audio using a coaxial or
optical digital connection when connected to a WMA9
Pro-compatible player. However, the connected PC, DVD
player, set-top box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro
format audio signals through a coaxial or optical digital
output.
Connecting a component to the front
panel inputs
The front panel inputs comprise a composite video jack
(VIDEO), an S-video jack (S-VIDEO), stereo analog audio
inputs (AUDIO L/R) and an optical digital audio input
(DIGITAL). You can use these connections for any kind of
audio/video component, but they are especially
convenient for portable equipment such as camcorders,
video games and portable audio/video equipment.
Connecting analog audio sources
This receiver features two stereo audio-only inputs. One
of these inputs (CD-R/TAPE/MD) has corresponding
outputs for use with audio recorders.
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
(DVR/
VCR1)
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
ANTENNA
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
VIDEO
SYSTEM
SETUP
IN
IR
OUT
S - VIDEO
PHONES
PB
Y
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
PB
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PR
3
R SUR-
S
ROUND
S-VIDEO
12V
TRIGGE
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(DC OUT
50mA M
MONITOR
OUT
MONIT
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
IN
OUT
IN
L
VIDEO/AUDIO OUTPUT DIGITAL OUT
TV game, video camera, etc.
CENTER
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
• Select these inputs by pressing VIDEO/GAME or
using INPUT SELECT (remote) to select VIDEO/
GAME.
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WOOFER
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
VSX-9120TXH
OUT
PLAY
IN
REC
R
L
AUDIO IN/OUT
Tape deck, etc.
• Connect the analog audio outputs of the source
component to one of the AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable.
• If you’re connecting a tape deck, MD recorder, etc.,
connect the analog audio outputs (OUT) to the
analog audio inputs on the recorder.
Note
1 • Windows MediaTM and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• With WMA9 Pro, sound problems may occur depending on your computer system. Note that WMA9 Pro 96 kHz sources will be downsampled to 48 kHz.
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Installing your speaker system
main surround speakers should always be connected as
a pair, but you can connect just one surround back
speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left
surround back terminal). You can use speakers with a
nominal impedance between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please see
Switching the speaker impedance on page 65 if you plan
to use speakers with an impedance of less than 8 Ω).
To take full advantage of the receiver’s surround sound
capabilities connect front, center, surround and
surround back speakers, as well as a subwoofer.
Although this is ideal, other configurations with fewer
speakers—no subwoofer or no center speaker, or even no
surround speakers—will work. At the very least, front left
and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your
Front
right
Front
left
Subwoofer
Center
CAUTION
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
These speaker terminals carry
HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage.
To prevent the risk of electric
shock when connecting or
disconnecting the speaker
cables, disconnect the power
cord before touching any
uninsulated parts.
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
AC OUTLET
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L (Single)
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
PB
PR
3
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
SWITCHED 100 W(0.8 A) MAX
ROUND
S-VIDEO
12V
TRIGGER
SIRIUS
IN
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
SPEAKERS
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND
IN
L
SURROUND BACK /
R
B
L (Single)
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
L
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
R
SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
R
SELECTABLE
SURROUND
BACK
VSX-9120TXH
Surround
left
Surround
right
Surround
back left
Connecting the speakers
Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a
positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to
match these up with the terminals on the speakers
themselves.
Surround
back right
Caution
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted
together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal.
If any of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel
it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.
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Bare wire connections
Make sure that the speaker cable you’re going to use is
properly prepared with about 10 mm (3/8 in.) of insulator
stripped from each wire, and the exposed wire strands
twisted together (fig. A).
To connect a terminal, unscrew the terminal a few turns
until there is enough space to insert the exposed wire
(fig. B). Once the wire is in position, tighten the terminal
until the wire is firmly clamped (fig. C).
fig. A
fig. B
fig. C
3
10 mm ( /8 in.)
Banana plug connections
If you want to use speaker cables terminated with banana
plugs, screw the speaker terminal fully shut then plug the
banana plug into the end of the speaker terminal.
• When placing speakers near the TV, we recommend
using magnetically shielded speakers to prevent
possible interference, such as discoloration of the
picture when the TV is switched on. If you do not have
magnetically shielded speakers and notice
discoloration of the TV picture, move the speakers
farther away from the TV.
• If you’re using a center speaker, place the front
speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them at a
narrower angle.
• Place the center speaker above or below the TV so
that the sound of the center channel is localized at
the TV screen. Also, make sure the center speaker
does not cross the line formed by the leading edge of
the front left and right speakers.
• It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening
position. The angle depends on the size of the room.
Use less of an angle for bigger rooms.
• Surround and surround back speakers should be
positioned 60 cm to 90 cm (1.5 ft. to 3 ft.) higher than
your ears and titled slight downward. Make sure the
speakers don’t face each other. For DVD-Audio, the
speakers should be more directly behind the listener
than for home theater playback.
• Try not to place the surround speakers farther away
from the listening position than the front and center
speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound
effect.
Important
• Please refer to the manual that came with your
speakers for details on how to connect the other end
of the speaker cables to your speakers.
• Other connections on page 47 provides greater detail
on alternate speaker setups, such as using speaker
system B (page 53), bi-amping (page 54) and biwiring (page 54).
• If you are using a THX certified subwoofer use the
THX INPUT jack on the subwoofer (if your subwoofer
has one) or switch the filter position to THX on your
subwoofer.
• To achieve the best possible surround sound, install
your speakers as shown below. Be sure all speakers
are installed securely to prevent accidents and
improve sound quality.
Front
left
Front
right
Center
Subwoofer
Surround
left
Surround
right
Placing the speakers
Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect
on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines
should help you to get the best sound from your system.
• The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the
other speakers should be at about ear-level when
you’re listening to them. Putting the speakers on the
floor (except the subwoofer), or mounting them very
high on a wall is not recommended.
• For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers
2 m to 3 m (6 ft. to 9 ft.) apart, at equal distance from
the TV.
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Listening position
Surround back left
Surround back right
Single surround back speaker
Caution
• Make sure that all speakers are securely installed.
This not only improves sound quality, but also
reduces the risk of damage or injury resulting from
speakers being knocked over or falling in the event of
external shocks such as earthquakes.
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03
The diagrams below show suggested surround and
surround back speaker orientation. The first diagram
(fig. A) shows orientation with one surround back speaker
(or none) connected. The second (fig. B) shows
orientation with two surround back speakers connected.
Connecting antennas
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna
as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality,
connect external antennas (see Connecting external
antennas below).
90º to 120º
fig. a
fig. b
fig. c
RS
LS
RS
LS
0º to 60º
RS
LS
3
SBL
SB
fig. A
SBL
SBR
SBR
ANTENNA
fig. B
5
FM UNBAL 75 Ω
• If you have two surround back speakers THX
recommends placing them together and the same
distance from your listening position (see below).
AM LOOP
1
4
2
THX speaker system setup
If you have a complete THX speaker system, follow the
diagram below to place your speakers. Note that the
surround speakers ( indicates bi-polar radiating
speakers) should output at an angle parallel to the
listener.
L
C
R
1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna
wires.
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into
each terminal, then release the tabs to secure the AM
antenna wires.
3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the direction
indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip the loop onto the
stand (fig. b).
SL
SR
Surround
Surround
SBL
SBR
Surround back
• If you have two surround back speakers THX
recommends placing them together and the same
distance from your listening position for the following
THX modes: THX Select2 CINEMA, THX
MUSICMODE and THX GAMES MODE.
• If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a wall or other
surface, secure the stand with screws (fig. c) before
clipping the loop to the stand. Make sure the
reception is clear.
4 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a
direction giving the best reception.
5 Connect the FM wire antenna in the same way as
the AM loop antenna.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a
wall or door frame. Don’t drape loosely or leave coiled up.
See also THX Audio Setting on page 45 to make the
settings that will give you the best sound experience
when using the Home THX modes (page 27).
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting external antennas
To improve FM reception connect an external FM
antenna to the FM UNBAL 75 Ω terminal.
Plugging in the receiver
Only plug in after you have connected all your
components to this receiver, including the speakers.
Caution
• Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull
out the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the
power cord when your hands are wet, as this could
cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place
the unit, a piece of furniture, or other object on the
power cord or pinch the cord in any other way. Never
make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cables. The
power cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can
cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the
power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged,
ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent
service company for a replacement.
75 Ω coaxial cable
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75 Ω
AM LOOP
To improve AM reception, connect a 5 m to 6 m (15 ft. to
18 ft.) length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM LOOP
terminals without disconnecting the supplied AM loop
antenna.
• The receiver should be disconnected by removing the
mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular
use, e.g., when on vacation.
For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally
outdoors.
• Make sure the blue STANDBY/ON light has gone
out before unplugging.
Outdoor antenna
•
Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
AC outlet
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75 Ω
5 m to 6 m
(15 ft. to 18 ft.)
AM LOOP
Power supplied through this outlet is turned on and off by
the receiver’s power switch. Total electrical power
consumption of connected equipment should not exceed
100 W (0.8 A).
Caution
• Do not connect a TV set, monitor, heater, or similar
appliance to this unit’s AC outlet.
• Do not connect appliances with high power
consumption to the AC outlet in order to avoid
overheating and fire risk. This can also cause the
receiver to malfunction.
• Since a subwoofer or power amplifier can exceed the
100 W maximum when playing sources at a high
volume, this type of equipment should not be
connected to the AC outlet.
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Chapter 4:
Controls and displays
Front panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
11
VSX-9120TXH
PHASE
CONTROL
STANDBY/ON
MULTI ZONE
LISTENING
ON/OFF
CONTROL
MODE
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
DVR 1/DVR 2
VIDEO/GAME
CD-R / TAPE / MD
CD
FM/AM
XM
SIRIUS
iPod
SIGNAL
SB ch
MULTI CH
SELECT PROCESSING
IN
HDMI
MASTER
VOLUME
ENTER
MULTI JOG
S - VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
12
13
14
17
18
19
20
21
22
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
SPEAKERS
15
16
MULTI JOG
1 MULTI JOG dial
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select various settings and
menu options.
8 Remote sensor
Receives the signals from the remote control (see
Operating range of remote control unit on page 22).
2 STANDBY/ON
Switches the receiver between on and standby. Power
indicator lights when the receiver is on.
9 HDMI indicator
Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped component;
lights when the component is connected (page 52).
3 MULTI ZONE controls
If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (see MULTIZONE listening on page 55) use these controls to control
the sub zone from the main zone (see Using the MULTIZONE controls on page 56).
10 SIGNAL SELECT
Use to select an input signal (page 29).
4 LISTENING MODE
Use with the MULTI JOG dial to select the various
listening modes (page 26).
5 PHASE CONTROL indicator
Lights when Phase Control is switched on (page 10).
6 MCACC indicator
Lights when one of the MCACC presets (page 29) is
selected.
7 Character display
See Display on page 23.
SB ch PROCESSING – Selects the surround back
channel mode (page 29) or virtual surround back
mode (page 30).
MULTI CH IN – Press to select the multichannel
analog inputs (page 53).
11 MASTER VOLUME dial
12 ENTER
13 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are
connected, there is no sound output from the speakers.
14 Input source buttons
Press to select an input source.
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15 VIDEO/GAME INPUT
See Connecting a component to the front panel inputs on
page 16.
16 MCACC SETUP MIC jack
Use to connect the supplied microphone.
17 SYSTEM SETUP
Press to access the System Setup menu (see page 34).
18 RETURN
Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
19 TONE
Press this button to access the bass and treble controls,
which you can then adjust with the MULTI JOG dial
(page 31).
20 TUNING/STATION
Use to find radio frequencies and to select preset
stations (page 32).
21 TUNER EDIT
Use with the MULTI JOG dial to memorize and name
stations for recall (page 32).
22 SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker system (page 53).
Operating range of remote control unit
The remote control may not work properly if:
• There are obstacles between the remote control and
the receiver’s remote sensor.
• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the
remote sensor.
• The receiver is located near a device that is emitting
infrared rays.
• The receiver is operated simultaneously with another
infrared remote control unit.
30
30
DOW
N DOWN
7 m (23 ft.)
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Display
1
2
3
L
C
R 2DIGITAL 2HD
DTS WMA9 Pro
SL S SR AAC DSD PCM
HDMI
SBL SB SBR
DIGITAL
LFE
ANALOG
AUTO
PCM
4
5
6
7
10
8 9
11
TUNED
PHASE CONTROL DNR
MULTI-ZONE DIALOG E ATT OVER STEREO
MONO
S.RTRV SOUND Hi-Bit/Sampling V.SB
12
dB
SR+
CD-R
HDMI
[1]
[2]
STREAM DIRECT
Neo : 6
2PRO LOGIC
THX ADV.SURROUND
STEREO STANDARD
SLEEP
SP AB
13
14
15
16
17
1 SIGNAL indicators
Light to indicate the currently selected input signal.
AUTO lights when the receiver is set to select the input
signal automatically (page 29).
2 Program format indicators
These change according to which channels are active in
digital sources.
L – Left front channel
C – Center channel
R – Right front channel
SL – Left surround channel
S – Surround channel (mono)
SR – Right surround channel
SBL – Left surround back channel
SB – Surround back channel (mono)
SBR – Right surround back channel
LFE – Low frequency effects channel (the ((( ))) indicators light when
an LFE signal is being input)
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19
MONO – Lights when the mono mode is set using
the MPX button.
10 SOUND
Lights when any of the Midnight, Loudness or tone
controls feature is selected (page 31).
11 Master volume level
12 SR+
Lights when the SR+ mode is switched on (page 58).
13 STREAM DIRECT
Lights when Direct / Pure Direct is selected (page 28).
14 Speaker indicators
Indicate the current speaker system, A and/or B (page 53).
15 Listening mode indicators
THX – Lights when a Home THX mode is selected.
3 Digital format indicators
Light when a signal encoded in the corresponding format
is detected (DSDPCM lights during the DSD (Direct
Stream Digital) to PCM conversion with SACDs).
ADV.SURROUND – Lights when an Advanced
Surround mode has been selected (page 27).
4 S.RTRV
Lights when the Sound Retriever is switched on (page 31).
STANDARD – Lights when a Standard Surround
mode is switched on (see Listening in surround
sound on page 26).
5 MULTI-ZONE
Lights when the MULTI-ZONE feature is active (page 55).
6 PHASE CONTROL
Lights when the Phase Control is switched on (page 10).
7 Sound processing indicators
Light according to the active AV parameter(s) (page 63).
OVER lights to indicate that the level of an analog source
is too high. ATT lights when you use the attenuator
(ANALOG ATT) to reduce it.
STEREO – Lights when the stereo mode is selected
(page 28).
16 SLEEP
Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode (page 65).
17 Matrix decoding format indicators
2PRO LOGIC IIx – This lights to indicate 2 Pro
Logic II / 2 Pro Logic IIx decoding (page 26).
Neo:6 – When one of the Neo:6 modes of the receiver
is on, this lights to indicate Neo:6 processing
(page 26).
8 V.SB
Lights during Virtual surround back processing (page 30).
18 Character display
Displays various system information.
9
19 HDMI connection indicators
Light to indicate the HDMI input currently selected.
TUNER indicators
TUNED – Lights when a broadcast is being received.
STEREO – Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is
being received in auto stereo mode.
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3 Input source buttons
Press to select control of other components (see
Controlling the rest of your system on page 67).
Remote control
RECEIVER
1
2
3
13
DISC (ENTER) can be used to enter commands for TV or
DTV, and also to select a disc in a multi-CD player.
SOURCE
Press RECEIVER first to access:
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
4
12
4 Number buttons and other receiver/component
controls
Use the number buttons to directly select a radio
frequency (page 32) or the tracks on a CD, DVD, etc.
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
SELECT
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
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S.RETRIEVER – Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 31).
ANALOG ATT – Attenuates (lowers) the level of an
analog input signal to prevent distortion (page 65).
DIALOG E
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
SR+ – Switches the SR+ mode on/off (page 58).
ENTER
5
6
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
CH LEVEL
MENU
DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display (page 65).
TUNE
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
TUNE
MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS – Use Midnight when
listening to movie soundtracks at low volume. Use
Loudness to boost the bass and treble at low volume
(page 31).
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
GUIDE
TV CONTROL
7
TV VOL
ANT
8
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
REC
HDD
DISP
PHOTO
11
15
MUTE
16
INFO
AUDIO SUBTITLE
9
10
VOL
REC STOP JUKEBOX
MPX
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
CH
SB ch
MCACC
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
S.DIRECT
17
18
RECEIVER
The remote has been conveniently color-coded according
to component control using the following system (press
the corresponding input source button to access):
• Green – Receiver controls (see below)
• Red – DVD controls (page 71)
• Blue – Tuner, XM and SIRIUS Radio controls
(page 32, page 48, page 50)
• Yellow – iPod controls (page 47)
• White – Other controls (page 71)
1 RECEIVER
This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
2 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source (use SHIFT for INPUT
SELECT
).
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DIALOG E – Use to make dialog stand out when
watching TV or a movie (page 31).
Press TUNER first to access:
D.ACCESS – After pressing, you can access a radio
station directly using the number buttons (page 32).
DVD
STANDARD ADV.SURR
SLEEP – Use to put the receiver in sleep mode and
select the amount of time before sleep (page 65).
CLASS – Switches between the three banks (classes)
of radio station presets (page 32).
5 Tuner/component control buttons/SETUP
These button controls can be accessed after you have
selected the corresponding input source button (DVD,
DVR1, TV, etc.). The BAND and T.EDIT tuner controls are
explained from page 32. Press RECEIVER first to access
the following controls:
AV PARAMETER – Use to access the AV options
(page 63).
SETUP – Use to access the System Setup menu
(page 34).
CH LEVEL – Press repeatedly to select a channel,
then use / to adjust the level (page 45).
RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the current
menu screen (also use to return to the previous menu
with DVDs or to select closed captioning with DTV).
6 (TUNE/ST) /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround
sound system (page 34) and the AV options (page 63).
Also used to control DVD menus/options and for deck 1
of a double cassette deck player. Use the TUNE /
buttons to find radio frequencies and use ST / to
find preset stations (page 32).
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7 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV assigned to
the TV CTRL button. Thus if you only have one TV to hook
up to this system assign it to the TV CTRL input source
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV
CTRL button (see page 67 for more on this).
TV – Use to turn on/off the power of the TV.
TV VOL +/– – Use to adjust the volume on your TV.
INPUT SELECT – Use to select the TV input signal.
TV CH +/– – Use to select channels.
8 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to control a
component after you have selected it using the input
source buttons.
The controls above these buttons can be accessed after
you have selected the corresponding input source button
(for example DVD, DVR1 or TV). The following controls
can be accessed when listening to the built-in tuner:
MPX – Switches between stereo and mono reception
of FM broadcasts. If the signal is weak then switching
to mono will improve the sound quality (page 32).
DISP – Switches between named station presets and
radio frequencies (page 33).
9 STATUS
Press to check selected receiver settings (page 65).
10 MULTI OPE
Use this button to perform multi operations (page 69).
11 SHIFT
Press to access the controls outlined in white boxes (for
example, INPUT SELECT
), or to display the currently
selected input source in the remote control LCD.
12 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components connected to the
receiver (see page 67 for more on this).
13 Character display (LCD)
This display shows information when transmitting
control signals.
The following commands are shown when you’re setting
the remote to control other components (see Controlling
the rest of your system on page 67):
SETUP – Indicates the setup mode, from which you
choose the options below.
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DIRECT F – See Direct function on page 69.
RENAME – See Renaming input source names on
page 69.
ERASE – See Erasing one of the remote control button
settings on page 68.
RESET – See Resetting the remote control presets on
page 68.
READ ID – See Confirming preset codes on page 68.
14 RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to
select the green commands above the number buttons
(ANALOG ATT, etc.)). Also use this button to set up
surround sound (page 8, page 34). With SHIFT, this
selects the MULTI-ZONE control (page 55).
15 VOL +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
16 MUTE
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been
muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
17 Receiver controls
SIGNAL SEL – Use to select an input signal (page 29).
SB ch – Use to select the surround/virtual back
channel mode (page 29).
STEREO/F.S.SURR – Switches between the stereo
playback mode (page 28) and the Front Stage
Surround Advance mode (page 28).
THX – Press to select a Home THX listening mode
(page 27).
STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding and to
switch between the various 2 Pro Logic IIx and
Neo:6 options (page 26).
ADV.SURR – Use to switch between the various
surround modes (page 27).
18 PHASE – Press to switch on/off Phase Control
(page 10).
MCACC – Press to switch between MCACC presets
(page 29).
S.DIRECT – Press to select the Auto Surround mode
(page 26) or the Stream Direct mode (page 28).
Stream Direct playback bypasses the tone controls
and any other signal processing for the most
accurate reproduction of a source (page 28).
PRESET – See Selecting preset codes directly on
page 67.
LEARNING – See Programming signals from other
remote controls on page 67.
MULTI OP – See Multi Operation and System Off on
page 69.
SYS OFF – See Multi Operation and System Off on
page 69.
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Listening to your system
Chapter 5:
Listening to your system
Important
• The listening modes and many features described in
this section may not be available depending on the
current source, settings and status of the receiver.
See Listening modes with different input signal
formats on page 82 for more on this.
Listening in surround sound
Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in
surround sound. However, the options available will
depend on your speaker setup and the type of source
you’re listening to.
If you connected surround back speakers, see also Using
surround back channel processing on page 29.
Tip
• The listening modes described below can also be
selected using the front panel controls. Simply press
LISTENING MODE repeatedly to access the modes
you want, then use the MULTI JOG to select a
particular listening mode (after five seconds the
mode is automatically set).
Auto playback
Standard surround sound
The following modes provide basic surround sound for
stereo and multichannel sources.3
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
There are many ways to listen back to sources using this
receiver, but for the simplest, most direct listening option
is the Auto Surround feature. The receiver automatically
detects what kind of source you’re playing and selects
multichannel or stereo playback as necessary.1
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press S.DIRECT2 for
auto playback of a source.
AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the display before
showing the decoding or playback format. Check the
digital format indicators in the front panel display to see
how the source is being processed.
• When listening to XM Radio, the XM HD Surround
feature is selected automatically (see Using XM HD
Surround on page 49 for more on this).
• While listening to a source, press STANDARD.
If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listening mode.
• If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround
encoded, the proper decoding format will
automatically be selected and shows in the display.4
With two channel sources, you can select from:
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to movie sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to music sources5
• 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to video games
• 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround sound (sound
from the surround speakers is mono)
• Neo:6 CINEMA – 6.1 channel sound, especially
suited to movie sources
• Neo:6 MUSIC – 6.1 channel sound, especially suited
to music sources6
With multichannel sources, if you have connected
surround back speaker(s) and have selected SBch ON, you
can select (according to format):
Note
1 • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using Neo:6 CINEMA or 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE (see Listening in surround sound above
for more on these decoding formats).
• The Auto Surround feature is canceled if you connect headphones or select the multichannel analog inputs.
2 For more options using this button, see Using Stream Direct on page 28.
3 In modes that give 6.1 channel sound, the same signal is heard from both surround back speakers.
4 If surround back channel processing (page 29) is switched OFF, or the surround back speakers are set to NO (this happens automatically if the Surround
back speaker setting on page 36 is set to anything but Normal (SB)), 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic II (5.1 channel sound).
5 When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, there are three further parameters you can adjust: Center Width, Dimension,
and Panorama. See Setting the AV options on page 63 to adjust them.
6 When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 Music mode, you can also adjust the center image effect (see Setting the AV options on page 63).
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• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above (only available
when you’re using two surround back speakers)
• THX Surround EX – Allows you to hear 6.1 or 7.1
channel playback with 5.1 channel sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above
• THX Select2 CINEMA – Allows you to hear 7.1
channel playback with 5.1 channel sources
• Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back channel
sound for 5.1 channel sources and provides pure
decoding for 6.1 channel sources (like Dolby Digital
Surround EX)
• THX MUSICMODE – Allows you to hear 7.1 channel
playback with 5.1 channel sources
• THX GAMES MODE – Allows you to hear 7.1 channel
playback from the output of a video game console
• DTS-ES – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback
with DTS-ES encoded sources
• DTS Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback
with DTS encoded sources
Using the Home THX modes
THX and Home THX are technical standards created by
THX Ltd. for cinema and home theater sound. Home THX
is designed to make home theater audio sound more like
what you hear in a cinema.
Different THX options will be available depending on the
source and the setting for surround back channel
processing (see Using surround back channel processing
on page 29 for more on this).
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety
of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced
Surround modes are designed to be used with film
soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music
sources. Try different settings with various soundtracks
to see which you like.
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
Using the Advanced surround effects
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
• Press ADV.SURR repeatedly to select a listening
mode.3
• ACTION – Designed for action movies with dynamic
soundtracks
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
1
• Press THX (HOME THX) to select a listening mode.
With two channel sources, press THX repeatedly to select
a matrix-decoding process for the THX CINEMA mode
(see Listening in surround sound above for an
explanation of each process):
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
• 2 PRO LOGIC+THX
• Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
• THX GAMES MODE
With multichannel sources, press THX (HOME THX)
repeatedly to select from:2
• THX CINEMA – Gives you cinema-quality sound from
your home theatre system using all the speakers in
your setup
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX – Especially suited to
movie sources, this allows you to hear 7.1 channel
playback with 5.1 channel sources
• SCI-FI – Designed for science fiction with lots of
special effects
• DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of dialog
• MONOFILM – Creates surround sound from mono
soundtracks
• ENT. SHOW – Suitable for musical sources
• EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo field4
• TV SURROUND – Provides surround sound for both
mono and stereo TV sources
• ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video games
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs
• CLASSICAL – Gives a large concert hall-type sound
• ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for rock
and/or pop music
• UNPLUGGED – Suitable for acoustic music sources
• ExtendedSTEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a
stereo source, using all of your speakers
Note
1 You can’t use the THX modes when headphones are connected.
2 If you only have one surround back speaker connected, 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX, THX Select2 CINEMA, THX MUSICMODE and THX GAMES
MODE are not available.
3 • Depending on the source and the sound mode you have selected, you may not get sound from the surround back speakers in your setup. For more on
this, refer to Using surround back channel processing on page 29.
• If you press ADV.SURR when the headphones are connected, the PhonesSurround mode will automatically be selected.
4 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).
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• PhonesSurround – When listening through
headphones, you can still get the effect of overall
surround.
Tip
• When an Advanced Surround listening mode is
selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the
EFFECT parameter in Setting the AV options on
page 63.
• F.S.SURR FOCUS – Use to provide a rich surround
sound effect directed to the center of where the front
left and right speakers sound projection area
converges.
• F.S.SURR WIDE – Use to provide a surround sound
effect to a wider area than FOCUS mode.1
FOCUS position (Recommend)
Front left
speaker
WIDE position
Front right
speaker
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
Listening in stereo
When you select STEREO, you will hear the source
through just the front left and right speakers (and
possibly your subwoofer depending on your speaker
settings). Dolby Digital, DTS and WMA9 Pro
multichannel sources are downmixed to stereo.
PHOTO
SB ch
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
Using Stream Direct
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the
truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary
signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the
pure analog or digital sound source (see Stream direct
with different input signal formats on page 85).
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
for stereo playback.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
• STEREO – The audio is heard with your surround
settings and you can still use the Midnight,
Loudness, and Tone functions.
• F.S.SURR FOCUS – See Using Front Stage Surround
Advance below for more on this.
• F.S.SURR WIDE – See Using Front Stage Surround
Advance below for more on this.
Using Front Stage Surround Advance
The Front Stage Surround Advance function allows you to
create natural surround sound effects using just the front
speakers and the subwoofer.
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
1 While listening to a source, press S.DIRECT (AUTO
SURR/STREAM DIRECT) to select the mode you want.
Check the digital format indicators in the front panel
display to see how the source is being processed.
• AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on page 26.
• DIRECT – Sources are heard according to the
settings made in the Surround Setup (speaker
setting, channel level, speaker distance, acoustic
calibration EQ, and X-curve), as well as with dual
mono, the input attenuator, and any sound delay and
hi-bit/hi-sampling settings. You will hear sources
according to the number of channels in the signal.
• PURE DIRECT – Analog sources are heard without
any digital processing. No sound is output from the
Speaker B in this mode.
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
to select Front Stage Surround Advance modes.
• STEREO – See Listening in stereo above for more on
this.
Note
1 When using F.S.SURR WIDE, a better effect can be obtained if Auto MCACC Setup is performed. For more on this, refer to Automatically setting up for
surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8.
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Listening to your system
Selecting MCACC presets
• Default setting: MEMORY 1
If you have calibrated your system for different listening
positions1, you can switch between settings to suit the
kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting
(for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a
video game close to the TV).
PHOTO
SB ch
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
• While listening to a source, press MCACC.
Press repeatedly to select one of the six MCACC presets2
or to switch calibration off. See Data Management on
page 42 to check and manage your current settings.
Choosing the input signal
You need to hook up a component to both analog and
digital inputs on the receiver to select between input
signals.3
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
SB ch
05
When set to DIGITAL or AUTO, 2 DIGITAL lights with
Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus decoding, 2 HD
lights with Dolby TrueHD decoding, DTS lights with DTS
or DTS-HD decoding, and WMA9 Pro lights to indicate
that a WMA9 Pro signal is being decoded.
Using surround back channel processing
• Default setting: SBch ON
You can have the receiver automatically use 6.1 or 7.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby
Digital EX or DTS-ES), or you can choose to always use
6.1 or 7.1 decoding (for example, with 5.1 encoded
material). With 5.1 encoded sources, a surround back
channel will be generated, but the material may sound
better in the 5.1 format for which it was originally
encoded (in which case, you can simply switch surround
back channel processing off).
The table below indicates when you will hear the
surround back channel when playing various kinds of
sources (=Sound plays through surround back
speaker(s)).
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
RECEIVER
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
• Press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to select the
input signal corresponding to the source component.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• AUTO – This is the default setting. The receiver
selects the first available signal in the following order:
DIGITAL; ANALOG.
• ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.
• DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial digital signal.
• Press SB ch (SB ch PROCESSING) repeatedly to cycle
the surround back channel options.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• SBch ON – 6.1 or 7.1 decoding is always used (for
example, a surround back channel will be generated
for 5.1 encoded material)
• SBch AUTO – Automatically switches to 6.1 or 7.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example,
Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• SBch OFF – Maximum 5.1 playback
• HDMI – Selects an HDMI signal.4
• PCM – Only PCM signals are output.5
Note
1 Different presets might also have separate calibration settings for the same listening position, depending on how you’re using your system. These presets
can be set in Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 34, either of which you should
have already completed.
2 You can’t use these settings when MULTI CH IN is selected, and they have no effect when headphones are connected.
3 • This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz), DTS (including DTS 96 kHz/24 bit) and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. With
other digital signal formats, set to ANALOG (the MULTI CH IN, TUNER and iPod functions are all fixed to ANALOG).
• You may get digital noise when a LD or CD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, make the proper digital connections
(page 15) and set the signal input to DIGITAL.
• Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player.
4 When the HDMI option in Setting the AV options on page 63 is set to THROUGH, the sound will be heard through your TV, not from this receiver.
5 • This is useful if you find there is a slight delay before AUTO recognizes the PCM signal on a CD, for instance.
• When PCM is selected, noise may be output during playback of non-PCM sources. Please select another input signal if this is a problem.
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05
Listening to your system
Using the Virtual Surround Back mode
When you’re not using surround back speakers,
selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround
back channel through your surround speakers. You can
choose to listen to sources with no surround back
channel information, or if the material sounds better in
the format (for example, 5.1) for which it was originally
encoded, you can have the receiver only apply this effect
to 6.1 encoded sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES.1
The table indicates when you will hear the virtual
surround back channel (=Virtual surround back
channel is active).
Type of source
Dolby Digital EX/DTS-ES 5.1 ch sources with
6.1 ch flagged
Dolby Digital/DTS and DVD-Audio 5.1 ch
sources
Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM and DVD-Audio stereo
sources
Analog 2-channel (stereo) sources
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD/Dolby Digital
Plus/Dolby TrueHD/WMA9 Pro encoded and
PCM 6.1 ch/7.1 ch sources
Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD/WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz) encoded and PCM 5.1 ch
sources
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD/
DTS-EXPRESS/WMA9 Pro (88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
encoded 5.1 ch sources
Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD/WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz) encoded stereo sources
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD/
DTS-EXPRESS/WMA9 Pro (88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
encoded stereo sources
• Press SB ch (SB ch PROCESSING) repeatedly to cycle
the virtual surround back channel options.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• VirtualSB ON – Virtual Surround Back is always used
(for example, on 5.1 encoded material)
• VirtualSB AUTO – Virtual Surround Back is
automatically applied to 6.1 encoded sources (for
example, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• VirtualSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is
switched off
Standard / THX
SBch
Processing /
Virtual SB
mode
Multichannel
sources
ON
AUTO
Advanced
surround
Stereo sources
2 Pro Logic IIx
2 Pro Logic
Neo:6
ON
AUTO
c
ON
AUTO
b
ON
AUTO
b
a
a
ON
d
AUTO
d
ON
d
AUTO
c
d
ON
c
d
AUTO
c
d
ON
AUTO
b
a
d
d
ON
AUTO
a. Only applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
b. Not applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
c. Sound is output from the surround back speakers only when THX Select2 CINEMA, THX MUSICMODE or THX GAMES MODE is selected.
d. Advanced surround mode may not be available depending on the input signal.
Note
1 • You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the THX, stereo, Front Stage
Surround Advance or Stream Direct mode is selected.
• You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the Surr Back setting is set to NO in the Speaker Setting on
page 43.
• Depending on the input signal and the listening mode, the Virtual Surround Back mode may not be effective.
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Listening to your system
05
Using Midnight and Loudness
The Midnight listening feature allows you to hear
effective surround sound of movies at low volume levels.
The effect automatically adjusts according to the volume
at which you’re listening. The Loudness listening feature
can be used to get good bass and treble from music
sources at low volume levels.
• Press RECEIVER then press MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS
to switch between MIDNIGHT, LOUDNESS, and OFF.
Using the Sound Retriever
When audio data is removed during the WMA/MP3/
MPEG-4 AAC compression process, sound quality often
suffers from an uneven sound image. The Sound
Retriever feature employs new DSP technology that
helps bring CD quality sound back to compressed 2channel audio by restoring sound pressure and
smoothing jagged artifacts left over after compression.
• Press RECEIVER then press S.RETRIEVER (SOUND
RETRIEVER) to switch the sound retriever on or off.
Enhancing dialog
• Default setting: OFF
The Dialog Enhancement feature localizes dialog in the
center channel to make it stand out from other
background sounds in a TV or movie soundtrack.
• Press RECEIVER then press DIALOG E to switch
dialog enhancement on or off.
Using the tone controls
Depending on what you are listening to, you may want to
adjust the bass or treble using the front panel tone
control.1
1 Press TONE to select the frequency you want to
adjust.
Press to switch between BASS and TREBLE.
2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to change the amount of
bass or treble as necessary.
The bass and treble can be adjusted from –6 to +6 (dB).
• Wait about five seconds for your changes to be input
automatically.
Note
1 The tone controls are only available when the stereo mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode is selected (except when STEREO is selected using
AUTO SURROUND).
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Using the tuner
06
Chapter 6:
Using the tuner
Tuning directly to a station
Listening to the radio
The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and
AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and
manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the
frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a
station below. Once you are tuned to a station you can
memorize the frequency for recall later—see Saving
station presets on page 32 for more on how to do this.
RECEIVER
SOURCE
DIALOG E
ANT
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
SETUP
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
AUDIO SUBTITLE
T.EDIT
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
1
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TV VOL
INPUT
SELECT
PHOTO
CH
SB ch
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
RETURN
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STANDARD ADV.SURR
BAND
GUIDE
TV CONTROL
CD-R/TAPE
HDD
DISP
ST
ENTER
TUNE
TV CTRL
REC STOP JUKEBOX
MPX
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
ST
XM RADIO
INFO
TV CH
Press the TUNER button to select the tuner.
2 Use the BAND button to change the band (FM or
AM), if necessary.
Each press switches the band between FM and AM.
Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access).
MUTE
DISC
ENTER
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
REC
1
3
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
SELECT
Sometimes, you’ll already know the frequency of the
station you want to listen to. In this case, you can simply
enter the frequency directly using the number buttons on
the remote control.
MCACC
S.DIRECT
VOL
4 Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of
the radio station.
For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0, 6, 0, 0.
If you make a mistake halfway through, press D.ACCESS
twice to cancel the frequency and start over.
Press the TUNER button to select the tuner.
2 Use the BAND button to change the band (FM or
AM), if necessary.
Each press switches the band between FM and AM.
3 Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
Automatic tuning
To search for stations in the currently selected band,
press and hold TUNE / for about a second. The
receiver will start searching for the next station,
stopping when it has found one. Repeat to search for
other stations.
Saving station presets
If you often listen to a particular radio station, it’s
convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for
easy recall whenever you want to listen to that station.
This saves the effort of manually tuning in each time. This
receiver can memorize up to 30 stations, stored in three
banks, or classes (A, B and C) of 10 stations each. When
saving an FM frequency, the MPX setting (see page 32) is
also stored.
RECEIVER
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
SELECT
SOURCE
DIALOG E
ANT
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
Manual tuning
To change the frequency one step at a time, press
TUNE /.
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
AUDIO SUBTITLE
T.EDIT
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
High speed tuning
Press and hold TUNE / for high speed tuning.
Release the button at the frequency you want.
Improving FM stereo sound
If the TUNED or STEREO indicators don’t light when
tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press
the MPX button to switch the receiver into mono
reception mode. This should improve the sound quality
and allow you to enjoy the broadcast.
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TV VOL
INPUT
SELECT
PHOTO
CH
SB ch
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
RETURN
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STANDARD ADV.SURR
BAND
GUIDE
TV CONTROL
CD-R/TAPE
HDD
DISP
ST
ENTER
TUNE
TV CTRL
INFO
REC STOP JUKEBOX
MPX
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
ST
SETUP
REC
MUTE
DISC
ENTER
TV CH
MCACC
S.DIRECT
VOL
1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See Listening to the radio on page 32 for more on this.
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows STATION MEMORY, then a blinking
memory class.
3 Press CLASS to select one of the three classes then
press ST / to select the station preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select a station
preset.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop
blinking and the receiver stores the station.
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Using the tuner
06
Naming station presets
For easier identification, you can name your station
presets.
1 Choose the station preset you want to name.
See Listening to station presets below for how to do this.
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows STATION NAME, then a blinking
cursor at the first character position.
3 Input the name you want.
Choose from the following characters for a name up to
four characters long.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
!”#$%&’()∗+,–./:;<=>[email protected][ \ ]^_{|} ˜ [space]
• Use the ST / buttons (remote) to select
characters.
• Press ENTER to confirm a character. If no character
is input, a space is input.
• The name is stored when ENTER is pressed after
choosing the fourth character.
Tip
• To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 to 3
and input four spaces instead of a name.
• Once you have named a station preset, you can press
DISP when listening to a station to switch the display
between name and frequency.
Listening to station presets
You will need to have some presets stored to do this. See
Saving station presets above if you haven’t done this
already.
1
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
2 Press CLASS to select the class in which the station
is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B and C.
3 Press ST / to select the station preset you
want.
• You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control to recall the station preset.
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The System Setup menu
07
Chapter 7:
The System Setup menu
Making receiver settings from the
System Setup menu
The following section shows you how to make detailed
settings to specify how you’re using the receiver (for
example, if you want to set up two speaker systems in
separate rooms), and also explains how to fine-tune
individual speaker system settings to your liking.
SR+
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
DIMMER
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
DIALOG E
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TUNE
T.EDIT
RETURN
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
VOL
1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Use the RECEIVER button to switch on.1
• If headphones are connected to the receiver,
disconnect them.
TUNE
2 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press
the SETUP button.2
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use /
// and ENTER to navigate through the screens
and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and
exit the current menu.
ST
ST
TUNE
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup
menu.
3
• Manual MCACC – Fine tune your speaker settings
and customize the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see
Manual MCACC setup on page 37).
• Data Management – Check your MCACC presets
and manage them through copying, renaming or
deleting (see Data Management on page 42).
• Manual SP Setup – Specify the size, number,
distance and overall balance of the speakers you’ve
connected (see Manual speaker setup on page 43).
• Input Setup – Specify what you’ve connected to the
digital and component video inputs (see The Input
Setup menu on page 60).
BAND
GUIDE
TV VOL
• Surr Back System – Specify how you are using your
surround back speakers (see Surround back speaker
setting on page 36).
Select the setting you want to adjust.
• Other Setup – Make customized settings to reflect
how you are using the receiver (see The Other Setup
menu on page 61).
Automatic MCACC (Expert)
If your setup requires more detailed settings than those
provided in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(Auto MCACC) on page 8, you can customize your setup
options below. You can calibrate your system differently
for up to six different MCACC presets3, which are useful
if you have different listening positions depending on the
type of source (for example, watching movies from a sofa,
or playing a video game close to the TV).4
Important
• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not
moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.5
: Exit
• Auto MCACC – See Automatically setting up for
surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 for a quick
and effective automatic surround setup. See
Automatic MCACC (Expert) below for a more detailed
setup.
• The screen saver will automatically appear after three
minutes of inactivity.
Caution
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are
output at high volume.
Note
1 Make sure not to switch off the power when using the System Setup menu.
2 • Note that when editing items in the Manual MCACC menu, you will need to first specify the MCACC preset you want to adjust by pressing MCACC
before pressing SETUP.
• You can’t use the System Setup menu in either the main or sub zone when the iPod, XM or SIRIUS Radio input source is selected.
3 These are stored in memory and referred to as MEMORY1–6 (or M1–6) until you rename them in Data Management on page 42.
4 You may also want to have separate calibration settings for the same listening position, depending on how you’re using your system.
5 Except in cases where you are only adjusting one parameter (i.e. channel level) from the Option setup screen (step 2).
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1 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the System Setup menu
then press ENTER.
If the System Setup screen is not displayed, refer to
Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
above.
System Setup
• Multi-Point (only available when the Auto Mode
above is Acoustic Cal EQ or Aco Cal EQ Pro.) – In
addition to measurements at the listening position,
you can use two more reference points for which test
tones will be analyzed for standing waves. This is
useful if you want to get a balanced ‘flat’ calibration
for several seating positions in your listening area.6
Place the microphone at the reference point
indicated on-screen and note the last microphone
placement will be at your main listening position:
1.Auto MCACC
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
Surr Back System
[
Normal (SB)
Data Save to
[M1. MEMORY 1
Setting Start?
]
]
[OK]
[Option]
: Exit
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
2nd reference
point
2 Make sure ‘Normal (SB)’ is selected,1 select an
MCACC preset2 then select OK.
For a fully customized Auto MCACC setup, select Option
and set the following parameters:
1.Auto MCACC Option
Auto Mode
[
ALL
Speaker settings
will be updated.
1. Auto MCACC Option
(
Back )
]
THX Speaker
NO
If you are using THX
speakers, select YES.
( Next )
: Return to Auto MCACC
EQ Type : FRONT ALIGN
Data Save to
M2. MEMORY 2
EQ Type : OFF
Data Save to
[ – – .– – –
]
: Return to Auto MCACC
1
2
3
Main listening
position
1.Auto MCACC Option
Auto Mode
[ Aco Cal EQ Pro. ]
EQ Type
[ALL CH ADJUST]
Multi-Point
NO
3rd reference
point
When you’re finished settings the options, press
RETURN to go back to the Auto MCACC main setup.
: Return to Auto MCACC
• Auto Mode – The default is ALL (recommended), but
you can limit the system calibration to only one
setting (to save time) if you want.3 The available
options are ALL, ALL (Keep SPsetting),4 Speaker
Setting, Channel Level, Speaker Distance,
Acoustic Cal EQ, and Aco Cal EQ Pro.
• THX Speaker (only available when the Auto Mode
above is ALL or Speaker Setting) – Select YES if you
are using THX speakers (set all speakers to SMALL),
otherwise leave it set to NO.
• EQ Type (only available when the Auto Mode above is
Acoustic Cal EQ or Aco Cal EQ Pro.) – This
determines how the frequency balance is adjusted.
ALL CH ADJUST (default) is a ‘flat’ setting where all
the speakers are set individually so no special
weighting is given to any one channel. Optionally,5
FRONT ALIGN sets all speakers in accordance with
the front speaker settings (no equalization is applied
to the front left and right channels), and OFF (only
available when ALL is selected) allows you to save
calibration settings (such as speaker distance and
channel level) with no EQ or standing wave
adjustment to your selected preset.
3 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC
jack on the front panel.
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers
and the microphone.
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that
it’s about ear level at your normal listening position.
Otherwise, place the microphone at ear level using a
table or a chair.
4
Follow the instructions on-screen.
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is automatically
detected every time you switch on the system. Make
sure it is on and the volume is turned up.
• See Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 10 for notes regarding high background noise
levels and other possible interference.
5 Wait for the Auto MCACC Setup to finish
outputting test tones.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers
present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while
it’s doing this.
Note
1 If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through Surround back speaker
setting on page 36 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 4.
2 The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can
rename it later in Data Management on page 42).
3 The Aco Cal EQ Pro. measurement is also taken when ALL is selected. See Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 39 for more on this.
4 The ALL (Keep SPsetting) option allows you to calibrate your system while leaving your current speaker setting (page 43) unchanged.
5 If you selected ALL as your Auto Mode setting, you can specify the MCACC preset where you want to save the FRONT ALIGN and/or OFF settings.
6 Switch the Multi-Point setting OFF if you only use one listening position.
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• Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This
may result in incorrect speaker settings.
• With error messages (such as Ambient Noise or
Microphone Check) select RETRY after checking for
ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup on page 10) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem,
you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.
6 If necessary, confirm the speaker configuration in
the OSD.1
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the
actual speakers you have.
1.Auto MCACC
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
(2/9)
Check!
[ OK ]
[
]
[
]
Front
Center
Surround
SB
SUB W.
:Cancel
10 : Next
[
[
[
[
[
YES
YES
YES
Yx2
YES
]
]
]
]
]
OK
:Cancel
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side
column (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct), there may be a problem with the speaker
connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the
power and check the speaker connections. If there
doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use /
to select the speaker and / to change the setting
(and number for surround back) and continue.
7 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs more test tones to determine the
optimum receiver settings for channel level, speaker
distance, and Acoustic Calibration EQ.
1.Auto MCACC
4a.MCACC Data Check
1.Speaker Setting
2.Channel Level
3.Speaker Distance
4.Standing Wave
5.Acoustic Cal EQ
ENTER:Next
:Return
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give
you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is
also possible to adjust these settings manually using the
System Setup menu (starting on page 34).2
You can also choose to view the settings by selecting
individual parameters from the MCACC Data Check
screen:
1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing …
8 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN
to go back to the System Setup menu.
• Speaker Setting – The size and number of speakers
you’ve connected (see page 43 for more on this)
• Channel Level – The overall balance of your speaker
system (see page 44 for more on this)
• Speaker Distance – The distance of your speakers
from the listening position (see page 45 for more on
this)3
• Standing Wave – Filter settings to control lower
‘boomy’ frequencies (see page 39 for more on this)
• Acoustic Cal EQ – Adjustments to the frequency
balance of your speaker system based on the
acoustic characteristics of your room (see page 39
for more on this)
Press ENTER after you have finished checking each
screen. When you’re finished, select RETURN to go back
to the System Setup menu.
1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing …
Now Analyzing … (6/9)
Subwoofer Check
Surround
Speaker
Channel
Speaker
:Cancel
Analyzing
System
[ OK ]
Level
[ OK ]
Distance [
]
:Cancel
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 2 to 6 minutes.
• If you selected a Multi-Point setup (in step 2), you
will be asked to place the mic at the 2nd and 3rd
reference points before finally placing it at your main
listening position.
Surround back speaker setting
• Default setting: Normal (SB)
There are several ways you can use the surround back
speaker channels with this system. In addition to a
normal home theater setup where they are used for the
surround back speakers, they can be used for bi-amping
the front speakers or as an independent speaker system
in another room.
Note
1 This screen is only shown if you selected ALL or Speaker Setting in Auto Mode from the Auto MCACC Option menu.
2 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will end up with different size
settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 43.
• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and
room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
3 Since the distance measurements have been set according to the sound characteristics of your speakers, there are cases where (for optimal surround
sound) the actual distance may differ from the speaker distance setting.
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1 Select ‘Surr Back System’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
above if you’re not already at this screen.
System Setup
2.Surround Back System
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
Surround Back System
Normal (SB)
: Exit
2
:Return
Select the surround back speaker setting.
• Normal (SB) – Select for normal home theater use
with surround back speakers in your main (speaker
system A) setup.
• Speaker B – Select to use the (surround back) B
speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback in
another room (see Speaker B setup on page 53).
• Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re biamping your front speakers (see Bi-amping your front
speakers on page 54).
• ZONE2 – Select to use the (surround back) B speaker
terminals for an independent system in another zone
(see MULTI-ZONE listening on page 55).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
Manual MCACC setup
You can use the settings in the Manual MCACC setup
menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more
familiar with the system. Before making these settings,
you should have already completed Automatically setting
up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8.
You only need to make these settings once (unless you
change the placement of your current speaker system or
add new speakers).
Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup are output at
high volume.
Important
• You will need to first specify the MCACC preset you
want to adjust by pressing MCACC before pressing
SETUP (step 2 in Making receiver settings from the
System Setup menu on page 34).
• For some of the settings below, you’ll have to connect
the setup microphone to the front panel and place it
about ear level at your normal listening position.
Press SETUP to display the System Setup menu
before you connect the microphone to this receiver. If
the microphone is connected while the System Setup
menu is not being displayed, the display will change
to the Auto MCACC setup menu. See Problems when
using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 10 for notes
regarding high background noise levels and other
possible interference.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and turn up
the volume to the middle position.
1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
on page 34 if you’re not already at this screen.
System Setup
3.Manual MCACC
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Standing Wave
d.EQ Adjust
e.EQ Professional
: Exit
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you’re doing this for the first time, you might want to
make these settings in order.
• Fine Ch Level – Make fine adjustments to the overall
balance of your speaker system (see Fine Channel
Level below).
• Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay settings for
your speaker system (see Fine Speaker Distance on
page 38).
• Standing Wave – Control overly resonant low
frequencies in your listening room (see Standing
Wave on page 39).
The last two settings are specifically for customizing the
parameters explained in Acoustic Calibration EQ on
page 39:
• EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency balance
of your speaker system while listening to test tones
(see Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 39).
• EQ Professional – Calibrate your system based on
the direct sound coming from the speakers and make
detailed settings according to your room’s reverb
characteristics (see Professional Acoustic Calibration
EQ on page 39).
Fine Channel Level
• Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels)
You can achieve better surround sound by properly
adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system. The
following setting can help you make detailed
adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual
speaker setup on page 43.
1 Select ‘Fine Ch Level’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
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The volume increases to the 0 dB reference level.
3.Manual MCACC
1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
3a.Fine Channel Level
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Standing Wave
d.EQ Adjust
e.EQ Professional
3.Manual MCACC
Please Wait...
20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
3b.Fine SP Distance
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Standing Wave
d.EQ Adjust
e.EQ Professional
MCACC:M1. MEMORY 1
L(Reference)
10.0 ft
:Cancel
:Return
:Return
2 Adjust the level of the left channel.
This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want
to keep the level around 0 dB so that you’ll have plenty of
room to adjust the other speaker levels.
3a.Fine Channel Level
MCACC:M1. MEMORY 1
L(Reference)
+0.5dB
Enter:Next
:Cancel
• After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels
(+/–10dB) as necessary.
Use / to adjust the volume of the speaker you
selected to match the reference speaker. When it sounds
like both tones are the same volume, press to confirm
and continue to the next channel.
3a.Fine Channel Level
L
R
C
SL
SR
SBL
SBR
SW
+0.5dB (Reference)
0.0dB ]
+1.0dB
[ -3.0dB ]
[ +10.0dB ]
[ -10.0dB ]
[ +9.5dB ]
[ -1.5dB ]
[
Enter:Next
:Cancel
2 Adjust the distance of the left channel from the
listening position.
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the distance
as necessary.
Use / to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected
to match the reference speaker. The delay is measured in
terms of speaker distance from 0.5 to 45.0 feet.
3b.Fine SP Distance
L
R
C
SL
SR
SBL
SBR
SW
10.0ft (Reference)
[ 9.0ft ]
9.5ft
[ 6.0ft ]
[ 6.5ft ]
[ 6.0ft ]
[ 6.5ft ]
[ 12.5ft ]
:Finish
Listen to the reference speaker and use it to measure the
target channel. From the listening position, face the two
speakers with your arms outstretched pointing at each
speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if they are
arriving simultaneously at a position slightly in front of
you and between your arm span.1
:Finish
• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will
change depending on which speaker you select.
• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply
use / to select it.
When it sounds like the delay settings are matched up,
press to confirm and continue to the next channel.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will
change depending on which speaker you select.
Fine Speaker Distance
• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply
use / to select it.
• Default setting: 10.0 ft (3.0 m) (all speakers)
For proper sound depth and separation with your system,
it is necessary to add a slight bit of delay to some
speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening
position at the same time. The following setting can help
you make detailed adjustments that you may not achieve
using the Manual speaker setup below.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Note
1 • If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjusting the distance setting, you may need to change the angle of your speakers very slightly.
• For better audibility, the subwoofer emits a continuous test tone (oscillating pulses are heard from your other speakers). Note that it may be difficult to
compare this tone with the other speakers in your setup (depending on the low frequency response of the reference speaker).
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Standing Wave
07
1 Select ‘EQ Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC setup
menu.
• Default setting: ON
Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain
conditions, sound waves from your speaker system
resonate mutually with sound waves reflected off the walls
in your listening area. This can have a negative effect on
the overall sound, especially at certain lower frequencies.
Depending on speaker placement, your listening position,
and ultimately the shape of your room, it results in an
overly resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The Standing Wave
Control uses filters to reduce the effect of overly resonant
sounds in your listening area. During playback of a source,
you can customize the filters used for Standing Wave
Control for each of your MCACC presets.1
3.Manual MCACC
3d.EQ Adjust
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Standing Wave
d.EQ Adjust
e.EQ Professional
MCACC:M1. MEMORY 1
Setting Start?
Enter:Next
:Return
[ OK ]
:Cancel
2 Confirm that the MCACC preset shown in the
display is the one you want to adjust, then select OK.
3 Select the channel(s) you want and adjust to your
liking.
unit:dB
63Hz [ 0.0]
MCACC : M1 125Hz [ 0.0]
Ch
[SBL] 250Hz [ 0.0]
500Hz [ 0.0]
1kHz
0.0
2kHz [ -1.0]
4kHz [ -2.0]
8kHz [ -4.5]
16kHz [ -7.0]
TRIM [ 0.0]
:Finish
3c.Standing Wave
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Standing Wave
d.EQ Adjust
e.EQ Professional
:Return
MCACC : M1. MEMORY 1
Standing Wave Control
[
ON ]
Filter Ch
MAIN
No. 1
2
3
f [ 68 Hz ] [ 120 Hz ] [ 201 Hz ]
Q [ 5.0 ] [ 5.0 ] [ 5.0 ]
A
T
[ 0.0 dB ] [ 0.0 dB ] [ 0.0 dB ]
T
:Finish
2 Select ‘ON’ (if it is not already selected) then adjust
the parameters for the Standing Wave Control.
• Filter Ch – Select the channel to which you will apply
the filter(s): Main (all except center channel and
subwoofer), Center or SUB W. (subwoofer).
• TRIM (only available when the filter channel above is
SUB W.) – Adjust the subwoofer channel level (to
compensate for the difference in output post-filter).
• f / Q / ATT – These are the filter parameters where f
represents the frequency you will be targeting and Q
is the bandwidth (the higher the Q, the narrower the
bandwidth, or range) of the attenuation (ATT, the
amount of reduction to the targeted frequency).
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Acoustic Calibration EQ
Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of room
equalizer for your speakers (excluding the subwoofer). It
works by measuring the acoustic characteristics of your
room and neutralizing the ambient characteristics that
can color the original source material (providing a ‘flat’
equalization setting). If you’re not satisfied with the
adjustment provided in Automatically setting up for
surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Automatic
MCACC (Expert) on page 34, you can also adjust these
settings manually to get a frequency balance that suits
your tastes.
TRM
3d.EQ Adjust
1 Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
Use the / buttons to select the channel.
Use the / buttons to select the frequency and /
to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to
the top of the screen and use the / buttons to select
the next channel.
• The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the
frequency adjustment is too drastic and might
distort. If this happens, bring the level down until
OVER! disappears from the display.
Tip
• Changing the frequency curve of one channel too
drastically will affect the overall balance. If the
speaker balance seems uneven, you can raise or
lower channel levels using test tones with the TRIM
feature. Use / to select TRIM then use / to
raise or lower the channel level for the current
speaker.
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ
This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room
reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system
based on the direct sound coming from the speakers. It
can also provide you with a graphical output of the
frequency response of your room.2
Note
1 • Since they will be overwritten, you may want to save the standing wave settings made with the Auto MCACC Setup to another MCACC preset.
• Standing Wave control filter settings cannot be changed during playback of sources using the HDMI connection.
2 This system allows you to customize your system calibration with the help of a graphical output that can be displayed on-screen, or using a computer
(with software available from Pioneer—see Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 58 for more on this).
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How to use Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ
If you find that lower frequencies seem overly reverberant
in your listening room (i.e. it sounds ‘boomy’), or that
different channels seem to exhibit different reverb
characteristics, select Aco Cal EQ Pro. (or ALL) for the
Auto Mode setting in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on
page 34 to calibrate the room automatically. This should
provide a balanced calibration that suits the
characteristics of your listening room.
If you still aren’t satisfied with the results, the manual
Advanced EQ setup (below) provides a more customized
calibration of your system using the direct sound of the
speakers. This is done with the help of a graphical output
that can be displayed on-screen, or using a computer
(with software available from Pioneer — see Connecting
a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 58).
As soon as audio is output from your speaker system, it
is influenced by room characteristics, such as walls,
furniture, and the dimensions of the room. The sooner
the frequency analysis, the less it is influenced by the
room. We recommend an earlier time setting of 30 ms to
50 ms to compensate for two major factors that will
influence the sound of most rooms:
• Reverberance of high vs. low frequencies –
Depending on your room, you may find that lower
frequencies seem overly reverberant compared to
higher frequencies (i.e. your room sounds ‘boomy’).
This may result in a skewed frequency analysis if the
measurement is done too late.
Low
frequencies
Level
High
frequencies
How to interpret the graphical output
The graph shows decibels on the vertical axis and time (in
milliseconds) on the horizontal axis. A straight line
indicates a flat-response room (no reverb), whereas a
sloping line indicates the presence of reverberation when
outputting test tones. The sloping line will eventually
flatten out when the reverberant sound stabilizes (this
usually takes about 100 ms or so).
By analyzing the graph, you should be able to see how
your room is responding to certain frequencies.
Differences in channel level and speaker distance are
taken into account automatically (compensation is
provided for comparison purposes), and the frequency
measurements can be examined both with and without
the equalization performed by this receiver.1
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro
calibration range
0
The graph below shows the difference between standard
acoustic calibration and professional calibration (the
gray circles represent the point at which the microphone
captures the sound for frequency analysis).
Level
160
Time
(in msec.)
• Reverb characteristics for different channels –
Reverb characteristics can be somewhat different for
each channel. Since this difference increases as the
sound is influenced by the various room
characteristics, it is often better to capture a
frequency analysis early on for smoother mixing of
channel frequencies/sounds.
Left
surround
Level
Right
Surround
Setting Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ
according to your room characteristics
Using the manual setup, you can set the time period at
which the frequency response is analyzed, pinpointing
the time that is best for system calibration with your
particular room characteristics.
80
Standard Acoustic Cal.
EQ calibration range
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro
calibration range
0
80
Standard Acoustic Cal.
EQ calibration range
160
Time
(in msec.)
If your room isn’t affected by the factors above, it is often
not necessary to make a 30 ms to 50 ms setting. Later
time settings may provide a more detailed sound
experience with your speaker system. It is best to try and
see what works best for your particular room.
Note that changing the room (for example, moving
furniture or paintings) will affect the calibration results.
In such cases, you should recalibrate your system.
Test tone
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro
calibration range
0
80
Standard Acoustic Cal.
EQ calibration range
160
Time
(in msec.)
Note
1 Note that due to an effect known as ‘group delay’, lower frequencies will take longer to be generated than higher frequencies (this is most obvious when
comparing the frequencies at 0 ms). This initial slope is not a problem (i.e. excessive reverb) with your listening room.
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Using Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ
1
Select ‘EQ Professional’ then press ENTER.
3.Manual MCACC
3e.EQ Professional
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.Standing Wave
d.EQ Adjust
e.EQ Professional
1.Reverb Measurement
2.Reverb View
3.Reverb Output PC
4.Advanced EQ Setup
:Return
ENTER:Next
When the reverb measurement is finished, you can
select Reverb View to see the results on-screen. See
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output on page 76
for troubleshooting information.
4 If you selected ‘Reverb View’, you can check the
reverb characteristics for each channel. Press
RETURN when you’re done.
:Return
3e2.Reverb View
M1 : EQ OFF
Ch
Fq
dB
2
Select an option and press ENTER.
• Reverb Measurement – Use this to measure the
reverb characteristics of your room (for graphical
output using a PC, see Connecting a PC for Advanced
MCACC output on page 58 to connect an RS-232C
cable before selecting this option).
• Reverb View – You can check the reverb
measurements made for specified frequency ranges
in each channel.
• Reverb Output PC – See Connecting a PC for
Advanced MCACC output on page 58 for more on this.
• Advanced EQ Setup – Use this to select the time
period that will be used for frequency adjustment and
calibration, based on the reverb measurement of
your listening area. Note that customizing system
calibration using this setup will alter the settings you
made in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Automatic MCACC
(Expert) on page 34 and is not necessary if you’re
satisfied with these settings.
3 If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ
ON or OFF and then OK.
0
3e1.Reverb Measurement
MCACC: M1.MEMORY 1
Now Analyzing …
Measure with
Setting Start?
:Cancel
M1. MEMORY 1
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker Level
Delay Check
Reverb
5 If you selected ‘Advanced EQ Setup’, input the
time setting you want to use for calibration, then
select ‘Go’. Select ‘Start’ from the next screen.
Based on the reverb measurement above, you can
choose the time period that will be used for the final
frequency adjustment and calibration. Even though you
can make this setting without reverb measurement, it is
best to use the measurement results as a reference for
your time setting. For an optimal system calibration
based on the direct sound coming from the speakers, we
recommend using the 30~50ms setting.
Adv. EQ Setup (1/2)
Ch [
L
]
Fq [
63Hz ]
Tm [60 ~ 80ms]
dB
(1/5)
EQ:ON
[ OK ]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
:Cancel
The following options determine how the reverb
characteristics of your listening area are displayed in
Reverb View and Reverb Output PC:
• EQ OFF – You will see the reverb characteristics of
your listening area without the equalization
performed by this receiver (before calibration).
• EQ ON – You will see the reverb characteristics of
your listening area with the equalization performed
by this receiver (after calibration).1 Note that the EQ
response may not appear entirely flat due to
adjustments necessary for your listening area.
160ms
This appears according to the setting you chose in
Reverb Measurement (step 3 above). Use the /
buttons to select the channel and the frequency you want
to check. Use the / buttons to go back and forth
between the two. Note that the markers on the vertical
axis indicate decibels in 2 dB steps.
EQ OFF
[OK]
L ]
63Hz ]
:Return
3e4.
3e1.Reverb Measurement
80
[
[
3e4.
Adv. EQ Setup (2/2)
(
Back )
EQ Type
[ALL CH ADJUST]
Multi-Point
NO
Setting Start?
0
80
(
Next)
[OK]
160ms
:Cancel
: Cancel
Use the / buttons to select the channel, frequency,
and time setting. Use the / buttons to switch
between them.
You can switch between your connected speakers
(excluding the subwoofer), and display the
measurements for the following frequencies: 63 Hz, 125
Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz and 16 kHz.
Select the setting from the following time periods (in
milliseconds): 0~20ms, 10~30ms, 20~40ms, 30~50ms,
40~60ms, 50~70ms and 60~80ms. This setting will be
applied to all channels during calibration.
When you’re finished, select OK. It will take about 1 to 4
minutes for the calibration to finish.
Note
1 The calibration corresponding to the currently selected MCACC preset will be used when EQ ON is selected. To use another MCACC preset, exit the
System Setup menu and press MCACC to select it before pressing SETUP.
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After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is set, you are
given the option to check the settings on-screen.
1 Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
4a.MCACC Data Check
4.Data Management
a.MCACC
b.MCACC
c.Memory
d.Memory
Data Management
From this menu you can check your current settings,
copy from one preset to another, name presets for easier
identification and clear any ones you don’t need.
:Return
2
3 Select the MCACC preset that you want to check.
Use the / buttons if necessary to switch speakers/
settings.
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k
4a4.EQ Data Check
63Hz : 0.0
MCACC
M1 125Hz : 0.0
Ch
[SBL] 250Hz : 0.0
500Hz : 0.0
1kHz : 0.0
2kHz : -1.0
4kHz : -2.0
8kHz : -4.5
16kHz : -7.0
TRIM : 0.0
:Return
4.Data Management
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
a.MCACC
b.MCACC
c.Memory
d.Memory
Data Check
Data Copy
Rename
Clear
4 Press RETURN to go back to the Data Check menu,
repeating steps 2 and 3 to check other settings.
4a2.Speaker Distance
: Exit
2
:Return
ENTER:Next
Select the setting you want to check.
• It is useful to do this while a source is playing so you
can compare the different settings.
1 Select ‘Data Management’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
above if you’re not already at this screen.
System Setup
1.Speaker Setting
2.Channel Level
3.Speaker Distance
4.Standing Wave
5.Acoustic Cal EQ
TRM
This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets,
allowing you to calibrate your system for different
listening positions (or frequency adjustments for the
same listening position).1 This is useful for alternate
settings to match the kind of source you’re listening to
and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies
from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the TV).
Data Check
Data Copy
Rename
Clear
:Return
Select the setting you want to adjust.
• MCACC Data Check – Check the settings for any of
your MCACC presets using the on-screen display
(see Checking MCACC preset data below).
• MCACC Data Copy – Copy settings from one
MCACC preset to another (see Copying MCACC
preset data below).
• Memory Rename – Name your MCACC presets for
easy identification (see Renaming MCACC presets
below).
• Memory Clear – Clear any MCACC presets that you
don’t want (see Clearing MCACC presets below).
Checking MCACC preset data
After you have completed Automatically setting up for
surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Automatic
MCACC (Expert) on page 34, you can check your
calibrated settings using the on-screen display.
MCACC
L
C
R
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
SW
4a3.Standing Wave
M1. MEMORY 1
: 10.5ft
: 9.0ft
: 10.0ft
: 8.5ft
: 7.0ft
: 8.0ft
: 8.0ft
: 11.5ft
:Return
MCACC
M1. MEMORY 1
Sranding Wave Control
:
ON
Ch
[ SUB W. ]
: +12.0dB
1
2
3
110 Hz : 110 Hz : 110 Hz
3.0 : 3.0
: 3.0
12.0 dB : 10.0 dB : 12.0 dB
:Return
Filter
TRIM
No.
f
:
Q
:
A
T
:
T
5 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Data Management setup menu.
Copying MCACC preset data
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic Calibration
EQ (see Manual MCACC setup above), we recommend
copying your current settings2 to an unused MCACC
preset. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you a
reference point from which to start.
1 Select ‘MCACC Data Copy’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
4.Data Management
a.MCACC
b.MCACC
c.Memory
d.Memory
4b.MCACC Data Copy
Data Check
Data Copy
Rename
Clear
From
[ M1. MEMORY 1 ]
To
[ M2. MEMORY 2 ]
Start Copy
:Return
[Cancel ]
:Cancel
Note
1 This can be done in Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 34, either of which you
should have already completed.
2 The settings made in Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 34.
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2 Select the MCACC preset you’ll be copying the
settings ‘From’ then specify where you want to copy
them (‘To’).
Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC preset you’re
currently using (this can’t be undone).
3 Select ‘Copy’ to confirm and copy the settings.
Copy Complete! shows in the OSD to confirm the
MCACC preset has been copied, then you automatically
return to the Data Management setup menu.
Renaming MCACC presets
If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re
using, you may want to rename them for easier
identification.
Manual speaker setup
This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to
optimize the surround sound performance. You only need
to make these settings once (unless you change the
placement of your current speaker system or add new
speakers).
These settings are designed to customize your system,
but if you’re satisfied with the settings made in
Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto
MCACC) on page 8, it isn’t necessary to make all of these
settings.
Caution
1 Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
4.Data Management
a.MCACC
b.MCACC
c.Memory
d.Memory
1
4c.Memory Rename
Data Check
Data Copy
Rename
Clear
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6
[
[
[
[
[
[
MEMORY
MEMORY
MEMORY
MEMORY
MEMORY
MEMORY
1
2
3
4
5
6
]
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
2 Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then
select an appropriate preset name.
Use / to select the preset, then / to select a
preset name.
3 Repeat for as many MCACC presets as necessary,
then press RETURN when you're finished.
You will return to the Data Management setup menu.
If you are no longer using one of the MCACC presets
stored in memory, you can choose to clear the calibration
settings of that preset.
1 Select ‘Memory Clear’ from the Data Management
setup menu.
4d.Memory Clear
Data Check
Data Copy
Rename
Clear
Clear
M1. MEMORY 1
Start Clear
:Return
System Setup
5.Manual SP Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Channel Level
c.Speaker Distance
d.X-Curve
e.THX Audio Setting
: Exit
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to
adjust these settings in order:
• Speaker Setting – Specify the size and number of
speakers you’ve connected (see below).
• Channel Level – Adjust the overall balance of your
speaker system (page 44).
Clearing MCACC presets
a.MCACC
b.MCACC
c.Memory
d.Memory
Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ then press ENTER.
MCACC Position Rename
:Return
4.Data Management
• The test tones used in the System Setup are output at
high volume.
• Speaker Distance – Specify the distance of your
speakers from the listening position (page 45).
• X-Curve – Adjust the tonal balance of your speaker
system for movie soundtracks (page 45).
• THX Audio Setting – Specify whether you are using
a THX speaker setup (page 45).
3 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting,
pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
[Cancel]
:Cancel
2 Select the MCACC preset you want to clear.
Make sure you don’t clear an MCACC preset you’re
currently using (this can’t be undone).
3 Select ‘Clear’ to confirm and clear the preset.
Clear Complete! shows in the OSD to confirm the
MCACC preset has been cleared, then you automatically
return to the Data Management setup menu.
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration
(size, number of speakers and crossover frequency). It is
a good idea to make sure that the settings made in
Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto
MCACC) on page 8 are correct.1 Note that this setting
applies to all MCACC presets, and cannot be set
independently.
Note
1 If you’re using a THX speaker setup, set all speakers to SMALL.
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1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
5.Manual SP Setup
front and center speakers are also routed to the
subwoofer).3 If you did not connect a subwoofer
choose NO (the bass frequencies are output from
other speakers).
5a.Speaker Setting
a.Speaker Setting
b.Channel Level
c.Speaker Distance
d.X-Curve
e.THX Audio Setting
Front
Center
Surr
SB
[
SUB W.
SMALL
[ SMALL
[ SMALL
SMALL x2
[ YES
X. OVER [
]
]
]
]
80Hz ]
(THX:ALL SMALL )
:Return
:Finish
2 Choose the set of speakers that you want to set
then select a speaker size.
Use / to select the size (and number) of each of the
following speakers:1
• Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you
didn’t connect a subwoofer. Select SMALL to send
the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.
• Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker
reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center
speaker, choose NO (the center channel is sent to
the other speakers).
3 Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover frequency.4
Frequencies below this point will be sent to the
subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Channel Level
Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the
overall balance of your speaker system, an important
factor when setting up a home theater system.
1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
5.Manual SP Setup
5b.Channel Level
Test Tone
a.Speaker Setting
b.Channel Level
c.Speaker Distance
d.X-Curve
e.THX Audio Setting
ENTER:Next
:Return
• Surr – Select LARGE if your surround speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect
surround speakers choose NO (the sound of the
surround channels is sent to the other speakers).
• SB – Select the number of surround back speakers
you have (one, two or none).2 Select LARGE if your
surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies
effectively. Select SMALL to send bass frequencies to
the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t
connect surround back speakers choose NO.
• SUB W. – LFE signals and bass frequencies of
channels set to SMALL are output from the
subwoofer when YES is selected. Choose the PLUS
setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass
sound continuously or you want deeper bass (the
bass frequencies that would normally come out the
2
Manual
:Cancel
Select a setup option.
• Manual – Move the test tone manually from speaker
to speaker and adjust individual channel levels.
• Auto – Adjust channel levels as the test tone moves
from speaker to speaker automatically.
3 Confirm your selected setup option.
The test tones will start after you press ENTER.
5b.Channel Level
Test Tone
[ Manual ]
Setting Start
Please Wait . . .
20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Cancel
Note
1 If you select SMALL for the front speakers the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center and surround speakers can’t be set to LARGE
if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
2 • If you selected Speaker B or Front Bi-Amp (in Surround back speaker setting on page 36) you can’t adjust the surround back settings.
• If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.
• If you select one surround back speaker only, make sure that speaker is hooked up to the left surround back terminal.
3 If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE for your front speakers and PLUS for the subwoofer. This may not,
however, yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker placement of your room you may actually experience a decrease in the amount of bass due
low frequency cancellations. In this case, try changing the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get good results, listen to the bass response with
it set to PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and SMALL alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best. If you’re having problems,
the easiest option is to route all the bass sounds to the subwoofer by selecting SMALL for the front speakers.
4 • This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds playing back from the speakers selected as LARGE, or the subwoofer, and bass sounds playing
back from those selected as SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff will be for bass sounds in the LFE channel.
• If you’re using a THX speaker setup, confirm that the crossover frequency is set to 80Hz.
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Select ‘X-Curve’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
5d.X-Curve
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Tip
• You can change the channel levels at any time by
pressing CH LEVEL then using / on the remote
control.
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Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is
emitted.1
X-Curve
-2.0dB/oct
8k
a.Speaker Setting
b.Channel Level
c.Speaker Distance
d.X-Curve
e.THX Audio Setting
4k
5.Manual SP Setup
:Finish
16k
1
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
2k
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
1k
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
500
L
C
R
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
SW
Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too bright
when played back in large rooms. The X-Curve setting
acts as a kind of re-equalization for home theater
listening, and restores proper tonal balance of movie
soundtracks.2
250
5b.Channel Level
X-Curve
125
4 Adjust the level of each channel using the /
buttons.
If you selected Manual, use / to switch speakers. The
Auto setup will output test tones in the order shown onscreen:
:Finish
:Return
2 Choose the X-Curve setting you want.
Use / to adjust the setting. The X-Curve is expressed
as a downwards slope in decibels per octave, starting at
2 kHz. The sound becomes less bright as the slope
increases (to a maximum of -3.0dB/oct). Use the
following guidelines to set the X-Curve according to your
room size:
Room size (ft2) ≤400 ≤550 ≤650 ≤800 ≤2200 ≤12000
Speaker Distance
For good sound depth and separation from your system,
you need to specify the distance of your speakers from
the listening position. The receiver can then add the
proper delay needed for effective surround sound.
1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
5.Manual SP Setup
5c.Speaker Distance
a.Speaker Setting
b.Channel Level
c.Speaker Distance
d.X-Curve
e.THX Audio Setting
:Return
L
C
R
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
SW
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
10.0ft
10.0ft
10.0ft
10.0ft
10.0ft
10.0ft
10.0ft
10.0ft
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
2 Adjust the distance of each speaker using the /
buttons.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.5 foot
increments.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
X-Curve (dB/oct) –0.5
–1
–1.5
–2
–2.5
–3
If you select OFF, the frequency curve will be flat and the
X-Curve has no effect.
3
Select ‘Return’ then press ENTER to finish.
THX Audio Setting
For the most effective results when using the THX Select2
Cinema and THX MusicMode listening modes (see Using
the Home THX modes on page 27) with the Advanced
Speaker Array (ASA) system (see About THX on page 80),
it is required that you make the setting. See THX speaker
system setup on page 19 for more on THX speaker
placement.3
1 Select ‘THX Audio Setting’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
5.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Channel Level
c.Speaker Distance
d.X-Curve
e.THX Audio Setting
Tip
• For best surround sound, make sure the surround
back speakers are the same distance from the
listening position.
:Return
Note
1 • If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB
SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).
• The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual soundtrack.
2 Since the principal is the same, X-Curve isn’t applied when you’re using any of the Home THX modes (see Using the Home THX modes on page 27).
3 If you don’t have surround back speakers, or just have one, you won’t be able to select this setting ( Cannot select shows in the display).
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2 Specify the distance of your surround back speakers
from each other.
5e.THX Audio Setting
SB SP Position
0-1 ft
SBL-SBR
:Finish
• 0–1 ft – Surround speakers within 1 foot apart (best
for THX surround sound).
• 1– 4 ft – Surround speakers between 1 and 4 feet
apart.
• 4 ft < – Surround speakers more than 4 feet apart.
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
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Chapter 8:
Other connections
Caution
• Make sure the power is switched off before making or
changing the connections.
Connecting an iPod
1 Set this receiver to the standby mode, and then use
the Control Dock for iPod supplied with an iPod control
cable2 to connect your iPod to the iPod terminal on the
rear panel of this receiver.
Push the connector in until you hear it click home. To
disconnect, squeeze the connector (as shown) to release
the catch, then pull out.
This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow
you to control playback of audio content from your iPod
using the controls of this receiver.1
2 Switch the receiver on and press the iPod input
source button to switch the receiver to the iPod.
The front panel display shows Loading while the receiver
verifies the connection and retrieves data from the iPod.
Connecting your iPod to the receiver
3 Use the TOP MENU button to display iPod Top
menu.
When the display shows Top Menu you’re ready to play
music from the iPod.3
• If after pressing iPod the display shows No
Connection, try switching off the receiver and
reconnecting the iPod to the receiver.
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
PB
PR
3
R SUR12V
TRIGG
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OU
50mA
MONITOR
OUT
MON
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
iPod playback
ROUND
S-VIDEO
CENTER
To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take advantage
of the OSD of your TV connected to this receiver.4 You can
also control all operations for music in the front panel
display of this receiver.
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
Finding what you want to play
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WOOFER
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
VSX-9120TXH
iPod
Music >
Extras >
Settings >
Shuffle Songs
Backlight
iPod cable
iPod Top
MENU
When your iPod is connected to this receiver, you can
browse songs stored on your iPod by playlist, artist,
album name, song name, genre or composer, similar to
using your iPod directly.
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
Playlists
Artists
Albums
Songs
Podcasts
Genres
Composers
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
E nt e r
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
Control Dock
for iPod
Note
1 This system is compatible with an iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano and iPod Photo portable device (third generation and above), however, compatibility may
vary depending on the software version of your iPod. This receiver does not support software versions prior to iPod update 2004-10-20. For supported
versions, consult your local Pioneer dealer.
2 • This product is the Pioneer Control Dock for iPod (IDK-90C) for use with an iPod ® (third generation and above), iPod mini, iPod nano or iPod Photo.
• For detailed instructions on using the iPod, please refer to the manual supplied with the iPod.
• The connected iPod should be updated with iPod updater software higher than version 2004-10-20.
3 • The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this receiver ( Pioneer shows in the iPod display). Features such as the equalizer cannot
be controlled using this receiver, and we recommend switching the equalizer off before connecting.
• You can’t use the iPod, XM and SIRIUS Radio functions simultaneously when using the MULTI-ZONE feature (page 55).
4 • Note that non-roman characters in the playlist are displayed as #.
• This feature is not available for photos or video clips on your iPod.
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1 Use the / buttons to select a category then
press ENTER to browse that category.
• To return to the previous level any time, press
RETURN.
2 Use the / buttons to browse the selected
category (e.g., albums).
• Use / to move to previous/next levels.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you
want to play, then press to start playback.1
Navigation through categories on your iPod looks like
this:
Playlists Songs
Artists Albums Songs
Albums Songs
Songs
Podcasts
Genres Artists Albums Songs
Composers Albums Songs
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
Tip
• You can play all of the songs in a particular category
by selecting the All item at the top of each category
list. For example, you can play all the songs by a
particular artist.
Button
What it does
/
During playback, press to skip to previous/next
playlist; when browsing, press to move to previous/
next levels.
/
During Audiobook playback, press to switch the
playback speed: Faster Normal Slower
TOP
MENU
Press to return to the iPod Top menu screen.
RETURN
Press to return to the previous level.
Watching photos and video content
To view photos or video on your iPod, since video control
is not possible using this receiver, you must use the main
controls of your iPod instead.2
1 Press PHOTO to switch the iPod controls for photo
and video playback.
The receiver controls will be unavailable while you are
watching iPod videos or browsing photos.
2 Press PHOTO again to switch back to the receiver
controls when you’re done.
iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
Basic playback controls
Using XM Radio
The following table shows the basic playback controls for
your iPod:
XM Satellite Radio offers an extraordinary variety of
commercial-free music, plus the best in sports, news,
talk and entertainment. XM is broadcast in superior
digital audio from coast to coast. From rock to reggae,
from classical to hip hop, XM has something for every
music fan. XM’s dedication to playing the richest
selection of music is matched by its passion for live
sporting events, talk radio, up-to-the-minute news, standup comedy, children’s programming, and much more.
For U.S. customers, information about XM Satellite Radio
is available online at www.xmradio.com. For Canadian
customers, information about XM Canada is online at
www.xmradio.ca.
Button
What it does
Press to start playback.
If you start playback when something other than a
song is selected, all the songs that fall into that
category will play.
Press to stop playback.
Pauses playback, or restarts playback when
paused.
/
Press and hold during playback to start scanning.
/
Press to skip to previous/next track.
Press repeatedly to switch between Repeat One,
Repeat All and Repeat Off.
Press repeatedly to switch between Shuffle Songs,
Shuffle Albums and Shuffle Off.
DISP
Connecting your XM Radio receiver
After purchasing an XM Mini-Tuner (sold separately), you
will also need to activate the XM Radio digital radio
service to receive broadcasts.3
Press repeatedly to change the song playback
information displayed.
Note
1 If you’re in the song category, you can also press ENTER to start playback.
2 Your iPod nano currently restricts viewing of photo images stored.
3 Hardware and required basic monthly subscription sold separately. Premium Channel available at additional monthly cost. Installation costs and other
fees and taxes, including a one-time activation fee may apply. Subscription fee is consumer only. All fees and programming subject to change. Channels
with frequent explicit language are indicated with an XL. Channel blocking is available for XM radio receivers by calling 1-800-XMRADIO. Subscriptions
subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. Only available in the 48 contiguous United States.
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Selecting channels and browsing by genre
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
From the XM Channel Guide, you can browse XM Radio
channels in the order that they appear, or you can narrow
your channel search by genre.
IN
IR
OUT
PB
Y
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L (Single)
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
PR
1
HDMI
PB
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
PR
3
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
ROUND
S-VIDEO
12V
TRIGGER
SIRIUS
XM Satellite Radio
IN
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
A
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
IN
Decades
A0
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
CENTER
L
L
The 50s
L
R
Lovin' You
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
XM005
Remy Sherman
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
SUB
WOOFER
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
R
SURROUND
R
SURROUND
BACK
VSX-9120TXH
SATELLiTE
RADiO
SATELLiTE RADiO
XM Channel Guide
Previous
[ 000 RADIO ID ID
]
[ 001 Preview
]
[ 002 Highway1
]
[ 003 America
]
[ 004 Hank’s Place
]
[ 005 Fifties (50’s)
]
[ 006 Sixties (60’s)
]
[ 007 Seventies (70’s)
]
: Exit
Next
ENTER
• Press / to display the XM Channel Guide then
/ and ENTER to select the channel of the XM radio
broadcast you want to hear.
• To browse by genre, first press SETUP, use / to
select a genre then press ENTER.4
• To cancel and exit any time, press RETURN.
XM Mini-Tuner
1 Connect an XM Mini-Tuner to the XM Radio jack on
the rear of this receiver.
You will also need to activate the XM Radio service.
2 Press XM RADIO (SHIFT+DVD) to switch to the XM
RADIO input.1
For best reception, you may need to move the XM MiniTuner antenna near a window (the southernmost window
should produce the best results).
• If after pressing XM RADIO the display shows Check
Tuner, try disconnecting the receiver and tuner
connections and then plugging them back in. If the
display shows Check Antenna, try disconnecting the
tuner and antenna connections and then plugging
them back in.2
After connecting, you will be able to use this receiver to
select channels and navigate categories using the onscreen display.3 The information displayed is as follows:
Decades
The 50s
• You can select channels directly by pressing
D.ACCESS then the three-digit channel number.
• You can press DISP to change XM Radio information
in the front panel display.
• The currently selected channel is automatically
chosen (without pressing ENTER) after 5 seconds.
Using XM HD Surround
XM HD Surround uses Neural Surround™ technology to
achieve optimal surround sound from XM radio.
• While listening to XM Radio, press S.DIRECT for
XM HD Surround listening.
See About Neural Surround™ below for more on this.
About Neural Surround™
Listening to XM Radio
XM Satellite Radio
Tip
A
A0
XM005
Remy Sherman
Lovin' You
Preset class
Signal strength
Category
Preset number
Channel number
Artist name
Song name
Channel name
Neural Surround™ represents the latest advancement in
surround technology and has been adopted by XM
Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of surround
recordings and live events.
Neural Surround™ employs psychoacoustic frequency
domain processing which allows delivery of a more
detailed sound stage with superior localization of
surround elements. System playback is scalable from
stereo up to state-of-the-art multichannel surround.
Neural Surround™ is trademark owned by Neural Audio
Corporation.
Saving channel presets
This receiver can memorize up to 30 channels, stored in
three banks, or classes (A, B and C) of 10 stations each.
Note
1
2
3
4
You can’t use the iPod, XM and SIRIUS Radio functions simultaneously when using the MULTI-ZONE feature (page 55).
You can check the strength of reception in Using the XM Menu (page 50).
It’s easiest if you have your TV switched on to take advantage of the OSDs. You can, however, use just the front panel display to do everything if you prefer.
Select XM000 (RADIO ID) from the on-screen display to check the Radio ID of the XM Mini-Tuner.
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1 Select the channel you want to memorize.
See Selecting channels and browsing by genre above.
2 Press T.EDIT.
The display shows a blinking memory class.
Using SIRIUS Radio
Listening to channel presets
With SIRIUS you get The Best Radio on RadioTM with all
your favorite entertainment including 100 % commercialfree music, plus superior sports coverage, uncensored
talk and comedy, world-class entertainment, news,
weather and more for your car, home or office. For more
information visit sirius.com or siriuscanada.ca
Sirius is available in the US for subscribers with
addresses in the continental US and is available in
Canada for subscribers with a Canadian address.
Required subscription plus compatible SIRIUS tuner and
antenna are required and sold separately. SIRIUS
Programming is subject to change. Visit HYPERLINK
“http://www.sirius.com” sirius.com for the most
complete and up-to-date channel lineup and product
information. “SIRIUS” and the SIRIUS dog logo and
related marks are trademarks of Sirius Satellite Radio
Inc. All rights reserved.
You will need to have some presets stored to do this.
Connecting your SIRIUS Connect Tuner
1 Press CLASS to select the class in which the channel
is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B and C.
To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio broadcasts, you will
need to activate your SIRIUS Connect tuner.1
3 Press CLASS to select one of the three classes then
press / to select the channel preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select a preset.
• The default for all presets is XM001.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop
blinking and the receiver stores the XM channel.
Tip
• You can also press during reception display to
save the information of up to 8 songs. See Using the
XM Menu below to recall this information.
2
Press / to select the channel preset you want.
• You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control to recall the channel preset.
Using the XM Menu
VSX-9120TXH
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
1
Press TOP MENU.
2 Use / to select a menu item then press ENTER.
Choose between the follwing menu items:
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
OUT
IN
2
IN
3
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L (Single)
L
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
Y
IN 3
PB
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
The XM Menu provides additional XM Radio features.
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
IN 1
PB
PR
3
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
ROUND
S-VIDEO
12V
TRIGGER
SIRIUS
IN
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
L
IN
CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
L
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
• Memory Recall – Use / to browse your saved
song information (See Tip above)
• Channel Skip/Add – Use / and ENTER to select
channels you would like to remove/restore from/to
the channel guide.
• Antenna Aiming – Check the strength of satellite
and terrestrial reception.
3 When you’re finished press TOP MENU to return to
the reception display.
Connect & Play™, XM-Ready® and The Ultimate Playlist are
trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc. ©2005 XM Satellite
Radio Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
R
DVR/VCR2
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
R
R
SURROUND
BACK
Antenna
SIRIUS
★
SIR
IUS
★
SiriusConnect™ HOME tuner
AC adapter
1 Connect a SIRIUS Connect tuner to the SIRIUS Radio
jack on the rear of this receiver.
You will also need to connect the antenna and AC
adapter to the Sirius Connect tuner.
Note
1 • In order to activate your radio subscription, you will need the SIRIUS ID (SID) which uniquely identifies your tuner. The SID may be found on a sticker
located on the packaging, or on the bottom of the tuner itself. The label will have a printed 12-digit SID number. When you have located the SID, write it
down in the space provided near the end of this manual. Contact SIRIUS on the internet at: https://activate.siriusradio.com
Follow the prompts to activate your subscription, or you can also call SIRIUS toll-free at 1-888-539-SIRIUS (1-888-539-7474).
• Select SR000 (SIRIUS ID) from the on-screen display to check the Radio ID of the SIRIUS Connect tuner ( see Selecting channels and browsing by genre
on page 51).
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2 Press SIRIUS (SHIFT+TV) to switch to the SIRIUS
input.
For best reception, you may need to move the SIRIUS
Connect tuner antenna near a window (Refer to the
manual for the SiriusConnect Home tuner for antenna
placement recommendations).
• If after pressing SIRIUS the display shows Antenna
Error, try disconnecting the antenna and
reconnecting.1 If the display shows Check Sirius
Tuner, check the connection of the AC adapter and
this receiver to the Sirius Connect tuner.
Listening to SIRIUS Radio
After connecting, you will be able to use this receiver to
select channels and navigate categories using the onscreen display.2 The information displayed is as follows:
SIRIUS
A
Decades
A0
The '50s
SR005
Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Good
• The currently selected channel is automatically
chosen (without pressing ENTER) after 10 seconds.
Saving channel presets
This receiver can memorize up to 30 channels, stored in
three banks, or classes (A, B and C) of 10 stations each.3
1 Select the channel you want to memorize.
See Selecting channels and browsing by genre above.
2 Press T.EDIT.
The display shows a blinking memory class.
3 Press CLASS to select one of the three classes then
press / to select the channel preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select a preset.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop
blinking and the receiver stores the SIRIUS channel.4
Preset class
Signal strength
Category
Preset number
Tip
• You can also press during reception display to
save the information of up to 8 songs. See Using the
SIRIUS Menu below to recall this information.4
Channel number
Artist name
Song name
Channel name
Listening to channel presets
You will need to have some presets stored to do this.
Selecting channels and browsing by genre
From the SIRIUS Channel Guide, you can browse SIRIUS
Radio channels in the order that they appear, or you can
narrow your channel search by genre.
SIRIUS
A
Decades
A0
The '50s
SR005
Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Good
SIRIUS Channel Guide
Next
[ 007 T h e ' 7 0 s
]
[ 006 T h e ' 6 0 s
]
[ 005 T h e ' 5 0 s
]
[ 004 Easy Listening
]
[ 003 Love Songs
]
[ 002 Lite Pop
]
[ 001 Top 40 Hits
]
[ 000 Sirius ID
]
ENTER
Previous
: Exit
• Press / to enter the SIRIUS Channel Guide, then
navigate through the channels one at time with the
/ buttons or switch through pages with the /
buttons, then press ENTER to listen to the SIRIUS radio
broadcast.
• To browse by genre, first press SETUP, use
/// to select a genre then press ENTER.
• To cancel and exit any time, press RETURN.
Tip
• You can select channels directly by pressing
D.ACCESS then the three-digit channel number.
• You can press DISP to change SIRIUS Radio
information in the front panel display.
1 Press CLASS to select the class in which the channel
is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B and C.
2
Press / to select the channel preset you want.
• You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control to recall the channel preset.
Using the SIRIUS Menu
The SIRIUS Menu provides additional SIRIUS Radio
features.4
1
Press TOP MENU.
2 Use / to select a menu item then press ENTER.
Choose between the following menu items:
• Memory Recall – Use / to browse your saved
song information (see Tip above).
• Channel Skip/Add – Use / and ENTER to select
channels you would like to remove/restore from/to
the channel guide.
• Parental Lock – Use / and ENTER to select
channels you would like to place under parental lock.
Channels put under parental lock are not displayed in
the Channel Guide, but may be accessed by directly
inputting their channel number and providing the
parenal lock password.
Note
1
2
3
4
You can check the strength of reception in Using the SIRIUS Menu on page 51.
It’s easiest if you have your TV switched on to take advantage of the OSDs. You can, however, use just the front panel display to do everything if you prefer.
Note that channels locked out with parental lock cannot be saved on this receiver.
You can reset the Channel presets, Memory, Channel Skip/Add, Parental Lock and Password settings in Resetting the system on page 66.
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• Antenna Aiming – Check the strength of satellite
and terrestrial reception.
• Password Set – Set the parental lock password.
3 When you’re finished press TOP MENU to return to
the reception display.
Connecting using HDMI
If you have a HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped
component, you can connect it to this receiver using a
commercially available HDMI cable.1
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital
video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the
connected component is compatible with, including
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio (see below for limitations),
Video CD/Super VCD, CD and MP3. See About the video
converter on page 12 for more on HDMI compatibility.
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
PB
PR
IN
iPod
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT
interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI interconnect
on an HDMI-compatible monitor.
• The arrow on the cable connector body should be
facing right for correct alignment with the connector
on the player.
3 Press HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 (depending on which input
you’ve connected to).
You can also use the front panel controls.
• Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the AV options on
page 63 to THROUGH if you want to hear HDMI
audio output from your TV or plasma display (no
sound will be heard from this receiver).
• If the video signal does not appear on your TV or
plasma display, try adjusting the resolution settings
on your component or display. Note that some
components (such as video game units) have
resolutions that may not be displayed. In this case,
use an (analog) S-video or composite connection.
3
S-VIDEO
3
CONTROL
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI IN 1/2
interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI output on
your HDMI component.
HDMI appears on the front panel when an HDMIequipped component is connected.
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
• You can’t hear HDMI audio through this receiver’s
digital out jacks.
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
About HDMI
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
VSX-9120TXH
HDMI IN
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
or plasma display
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports
both video and audio on a single digital connection for
use with DVD players, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV
devices. HDMI was developed to provide the technologies
of High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) as
well as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification.
HDCP is used to protect digital content transmitted and
received by DVI-compliant displays.
HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced,
or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel
surround-sound audio. HDMI features include
uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2
Note
1 • An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a separate adaptor (DVI HDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support
audio signals. Consult your local audio dealer for more information.
• If you connect a component that is not compatible with HDCP, a “HDCP ERROR” message is displayed on the front panel display. Some components
that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.
• This unit has been designed to be compliant with HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Version 1.3a. Depending on the component you have
connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal transfers. Also, when using a component with HDMI version 1.0, it is not possible to
output copy-controlled DVD-Audio CPPM sources from the HDMI connection.
• This receiver does not support the DeepColor feature of HDMI.
• This receiver supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage of these formats, however, make sure
that the component connected to this receiver also supports the corresponding format.
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gigabytes per second (with HDTV signals), one connector
(instead of several cables and connectors), and
communication between the AV source and AV devices
such as DTVs.
HDMI, the
logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI licensing LLC.
Connecting the multichannel analog
inputs
For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your DVD player may
have 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel analog outputs (depending
on whether your player supports surround back
channels).1 Make sure that the player is set to output
multichannel analog audio.
1 Connect the front, surround, center and subwoofer
outputs on your DVD player to the corresponding
MULTI CH input jack on this receiver.
• Use standard RCA/phono jack cables for the
connections.
2 If your DVD player also has outputs for surround
back channels, connect these to the corresponding
MULTI CH input jacks on this receiver.
• Use standard RCA/phono jack cables for the
connections.
• If there is a single surround back output, connect it to
the SURROUND BACK L (Single) jack on this
receiver.
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD player as
above, you must select the analog multichannel inputs
for surround sound playback.2
1 Make sure you have set the playback source to the
proper output setting.
For example, you might need to set your DVD player to
output multichannel analog audio.
08
2
Press MULTI CH IN (front panel).
• Depending on the DVD player you’re using, the
analog output level of the subwoofer channel may be
too low. In this case switch the receiver into standby,
then press STANDBY/ON while holding down
SBch PROCESSING on the front panel. This switches
between SW IN +10dB (increase of 10 decibels) and
SW IN 0dB (default) in the subwoofer channel.
Speaker B setup
Caution
• Before making or changing the connections, switch off
the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in components should be the
last connection you make with your system.
• Be careful not to allow any contact between speaker
wires from different terminals.
• You can use speakers with a nominal impedance
between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please see Switching the
speaker impedance on page 65 if you plan to use
speakers with an impedance of less than 8 Ω).
After selecting Speaker B in Surround back speaker
setting on page 36, you can use the speakers connected
to the (surround back) B speaker terminals on the rear
panel to listen to stereo playback in another room. See
Switching the speaker system below for the listening
options with this setup.
1 Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back
speaker terminals on the rear panel.
Connect them the same way you connected your
speakers in Installing your speaker system on page 17.
Make sure to review Placing the speakers on page 18
when placing the speakers in another room.
2 Select ‘Speaker B’ from the ‘Surr Back System’
menu.
See Surround back speaker setting on page 36 to do this.
Switching the speaker system
If you selected Speaker B in Surround back speaker
setting on page 36, three speaker system settings are
possible using the SPEAKERS button. If you selected
Normal (SB) or Front Bi-Amp, the button will simply
switch your main speaker system on or off. The options
below are for the Speaker B setting only.3
Note
1 To listen to multichannel analog audio you’ll need to select MULTI CH IN (see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs above for more on this).
2 • When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, you can’t use the sound processing features, SIGNAL SELECT, or any of the listening modes
(including STEREO and the surround back channel processing).
• When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, only the volume and channel levels can be set.
• You can’t listen to your speaker B system during playback from the multichannel inputs.
3 • The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Manual speaker setup on page 43. However, if SPB is selected above, no sound is heard
from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
• Depending on the settings in Surround back speaker setting on page 36 output from the surround back pre-out terminals may change.
• All speaker systems (except Speaker B connections) are switched off when headphones are connected.
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• Use the SPEAKERS button on the front panel to
select a speaker system setting.
As mentioned above, if you have selected Normal (SB),
the button will simply switch your main speaker system
(A) on or off.
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker system option:
• SPA – Sound is output from speaker system A and
the same signal is output from the pre-out terminals.
• SPB – Sound is output from the two speakers
connected to speaker system B. Multichannel
sources will not be heard. The same signal is output
from the surround back channel pre-out terminals.
• SPAB – Sound is output from speaker system A (up
to 5 channels, depending on the source), the two
speakers in speaker system B, and the subwoofer.
The sound from speaker system B will be the same as
the sound from speaker system A (multichannel
sources will be downmixed to 2 channels).
• SP (off) – No sound is output from the speakers. The
same sound is output from the pre-out terminals
(including from your subwoofer, if connected) as
when selecting speaker system A (above).
Bi-amping your front speakers
Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver
and low frequency driver of your speakers to different
amplifiers (in this case, to both front and surround back
terminals) for better crossover performance. Your
speakers must be bi-ampable to do this (having separate
terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement
will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using.
2 Select the ‘Front Bi-Amp’ setting from the ‘Surr Back
System’ menu.
See Surround back speaker setting on page 36 to specify
how you’re using the surround back speaker terminals.
Caution
• Most speakers with both High and Low terminals
have two metal plates that connect the High to the
Low terminals. These must be removed when you are
bi-amping the speakers or you could severely
damage the amplifier. See your speaker manual for
more information.
• If your speakers have a removable crossover network,
make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. Doing
so may damage your speakers.
Bi-wiring your speakers
The reasons for bi-wiring are basically the same as biamping, but additionally, interference effects within the
wire could be reduced, producing better sound. Again, to
do this your speakers must be bi-wireable (that is they
must have separate terminals for the high and low
frequencies). When bi-wiring, make sure you’ve selected
Normal (SB) or Speaker B in Surround back speaker
setting on page 36.
• To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker cords to
the speaker terminal on the receiver.
Using a banana plug for the second connection is
recommended.
1 Connect your speakers as shown below.
This illustration below shows the connections for biamping your front left speaker. Hook up your front right
speaker in the same way.
SPEAKERS
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND
L
SURROUND BACK /
R
B
L (Single)
Caution
Front left
speaker
SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
SELECTABLE
High
• Make sure you use a parallel (not series, which are
fairly uncommon) connection when bi-wiring your
speakers.
• Don’t connect different speakers from the same
terminal in this way.
Low
Since both front and surround back speaker terminals
output the same audio, it doesn’t matter which set (front
or surround back) is powering which part (High or Low)
of the speaker.
• Make sure that the + / – connections are properly
inserted.
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Connecting additional amplifiers
This receiver has more than enough power for any home
use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to every
channel of your system using the pre-outs. Make the
connections shown below to add amplifiers to power
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• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
AC outlet.
ANALOG
INPUT
L
R
Front channel
amplifier
AM LOOP
L (Single)
L
ANALOG
IN
3
Center channel
amplifier (mono)
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
ROUND
12V
TRIGGER
ANALOG
SIRIUS
INPUT
L
IN
OUT
Basic MULTI-ZONE setup
INPUT
OUT
R
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MONITOR
OUT
R
Surround channel
amplifier
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
ANALOG
INPUT
OUT
IN
It is possible to make these connections if you have a
separate TV and speakers for your sub zone. You will also
need a separate amplifier if you are not using the
SurrBack System setup (see below). There are two
MULTI-ZONE setups possible with this system:
PRE OUT
CENTER
L
Making MULTI-ZONE connections
L
CENTER
L
L
L
R
• Connect a separate amplifier to the MULTI-ZONE
& SOURCE jacks and a TV monitor to the MULTIZONE & SOURCE MONITOR OUT jacks, both on the
rear of this receiver.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub
zone amplifier as shown in the illustration below.
Surround back
channel amplifier
ANALOG
DVR/VCR2
R
FRONT
SUB
WOOFER
R
SURROUND
R
SURROUND
BACK
MULTI CH IN
INPUT
Powered
subwoofer
IN
MONITOR
OUT
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
SPEAKERS
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
A
L
R
FRON
R
VSX-9120TXH
L
• You can use the additional amplifier on the surround
back channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In
this case plug the amplifier into the left (L (Single))
terminal only.
CENTER
Sub zone
• The sound from the surround back terminals will
depend on how you have configured the Surround
back speaker setting on page 36.
L
L
Main zone
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
PR
Y
PB
PR
IN
1
PRE OUT
L
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
L (Single)
L
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
• To hear sound only from the pre-outs, switch the
speaker system to OFF, or simply disconnect any
speakers that are connected directly to the receiver.
PR
3
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
ROUND
S-VIDEO
12V
TRIGGER
SIRIUS
IN
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
L
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
R
R
SURROUND
BACK
• If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front
speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on page 43) to
LARGE.
Surround Back System MULTI-ZONE setup
MULTI-ZONE listening
This receiver can power two independent systems in
separate rooms after you have made the proper MULTIZONE connections.1 Different sources can be playing in
both zones at the same time or, depending on your
needs, the same source can also be used. The main and
sub zones have independent power (the main zone power
can be off while the sub zone is on) and the sub zone can
be controlled by the front panel controls. However, you
may need to specify the volume setting in Multi Zone
Setup on page 61.
You must select ZONE2 in Surround back speaker setting
on page 36 to use this setup. Note that the sound in the
sub zone will be temporarily interrupted when controlling
the main zone (for example, changing the input source or
starting playback).
• Connect a TV monitor to the MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE
MONITOR OUT jacks on the rear of this receiver.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the
surround back speaker terminals as shown below.
Note
1 Note that you will only be able to play analog sources (such as composite video) in the sub zone.
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(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
OR
MONITOR
OUT
CENTER
Sub zone
AM LOOP
PR
L
R
L
Main zone
CENTER
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
AC OUTLET
L (Single)
L
• If you select TUNER, you can use the front panel
TUNER controls to select a preset station (see Saving
station presets on page 32 if you’re unsure how to do
this).1
L
PRE OUT
L
R
3 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the source for the
room you have selected.
For example, CD sends the source connected to the CD
inputs to the sub zone.
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
OUT
IN
3
PR
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
SWITCHED 100 W(0.8 A) MAX
ROUND
12V
TRIGGER
R
SIRIUS
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
R1
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
L
IN
R
DVR/VCR2
FRONT
MONITOR
OUT
L
R
CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
R
R
• XM and SIRIUS Radio can be selected only in the
main zone, and when using the MULTI-ZONE feature,
you can’t use the iPod, XM and SIRIUS Radio
functions simultaneously.
SPEAKERS
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
A
FRONT
R
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND
L
SURROUND BACK /
B
R
L (Single)
L
SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
R
SELECTABLE
SURROUND
BACK
MULTI CH IN
SURROUND BACK /
R
B
4 Use the MASTER VOLUME dial to adjust the
volume.
This is only possible if you selected the VARIABLE
volume control in Multi Zone Setup on page 61.2
L (Single)
5 When you’re finished, press CONTROL again to
return to the main room controls.
You can also press the MULTI ZONE ON/OFF button on
the front panel to switch off all output to the sub zone.3
SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
SELECTABLE
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls
The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust
the sub zone volume and select sources. See MULTIZONE remote controls below when using the remote
control.
MULTI-ZONE remote controls
The following table shows the possible MULTI-ZONE
remote controls:
Button
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
MULTI ZONE
LISTENING
ON/OFF
CONTROL
MODE
MULTI JOG
SHIFT+ Selects the sub zone.
RECEIVER
PHASE
CONTROL
STANDBY/ON
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
DVR 1/DVR 2
VIDEO/GAME
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
FM/AM
XM
SIRIUS
iPod
HDMI
SIGNAL
SB ch
MULTI CH
SELECT PROCESSING
IN
MASTER
VOLUME
ENTER
S- VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
What it does
VSX-9120TXH
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
1 Press the MULTI ZONE ON/OFF button on the front
panel.
The MULTI-ZONE indicator lights and ZONE2 ON
appears in the front panel display to indicate the MULTIZONE control has been switched on.
2 Press CONTROL.
Make sure that any operations for the sub room are done
while MULTI-ZONE shows in the display. If MULTI-ZONE
is not showing, the front panel controls affect the main
zone only.
Switches power on/off in the sub zone.
INPUT
SELECT
Use to select the input source in the sub zone.
Input
source
buttons
Use to select the input source directly (this may
not work for some functions) in the sub zone.
VOL +/–
Use to set the listening volume in the sub zone.
Connecting an IR receiver
If you keep your stereo components in a closed cabinet or
shelving unit, you can use an optional IR receiver (such
as a Niles or Xantech unit) to control your system instead
of the remote sensor on the front panel of this receiver.4
Note
1 The tuner cannot be tuned to more than one station at a time. Therefore, changing the station in one zone also changes the station in the other zone.
Please be careful not to change stations when recording a radio broadcast.
2 The volume levels of the main and sub zone are independent.
3 • You won’t be able to switch the main zone off completely unless you’ve switched off the MULTI-ZONE control first.
• If you don’t plan to use the MULTI-ZONE feature for a while, turn off the power in both the main and sub zone so that this receiver is in standby.
4 • Remote operation may not be possible if direct light from a strong fluorescent lamp is shining on the IR receiver remote sensor window.
• Note that other manufacturers may not use the IR terminology. Refer to the manual that came with your component to check for IR compatibility.
• If using two remote controls (at the same time), the IR receiver’s remote sensor takes priority over the remote sensor on the front panel.
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12V
TRIGGER
Closet or shelving unit
Non-Pioneer
component
IR
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
IN 1
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IR
OUT
IN
3
IN
IN 1
DIGITAL
OUT
PB
(TV/SAT)
OUT
iPod
1
HDMI
PB
PR
OUT
IN
3
PB
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
RS-232C
PB
PR
3
CENTER
R
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
ROUND
12V
TRIGGER
SIRIUS
IN
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
S
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
A
IN
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
R
R SUR-
SURROUND BACK
ROUND
SIRIUS
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
MONITOR
OUT
VIDEO
(DC OUT 12V/
50mA MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
MULTI-ZONE
ZONE 2 & SOURCE
L
R
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
CENTER
L
L
L
L (Single)
L
S-VIDEO
OUT
XM
SUB
FRONT WOOFER
PRE OUT
L
3
CONTROL
OUT
Y
IN
2
(CD)
PR
3
12V
TRIGGER
IN
iPod
AUDIO
IN
1
Y
IN 3
ASSIGNABLE
PB
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN
ANTENNA
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
(DVR/
VCR1)
PBIN 2
PR
IN
IR
OUT
IN 1
IN 2
Y
R
L (Single)
L
IN
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
CENTER
S-VIDEO
RS-232C
CONTROL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
PRE OUT
L
3
OUT
OPTICAL
CONTROL
IN
2
(CD)
XM
OUT
PR
OUT
Y
IN 3
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
IN
ANTENNA
PB
Y
IN
1
IN 2
Pioneer
component
CONTROL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
IN
IN
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
L
CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
L
• Connect the 12 V TRIGGER jack of this receiver to
the 12 V trigger of another component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the
connection.
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
R
COAXIAL
FRONT
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
MULTI CH IN
R
R
SURROUND
BACK
IR receiver
1 Connect the IR receiver sensor to the MULTI-ZONE
& SOURCE IR IN jack on the rear of this receiver.
2 Connect the IR IN jack of another component to the
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE IR OUT jack on the rear of this
receiver to link it to the IR receiver.
Please see the manual supplied with your IR receiver for
the type of cable necessary for the connection.
• If you want to link a Pioneer component to the IR
receiver, see Operating other Pioneer components
with this unit’s sensor on page 72 to connect to the
CONTROL jacks instead of the IR OUT jack.
Switching components on and off using
the 12 volt trigger
You can connect a component in your system (such as a
screen or projector) to this receiver so that it switches on
or off using a 12 volt trigger when you select an input
function. However, you must specify which input
functions switch on the trigger using the The Input Setup
menu on page 60. Note that this will only work with
components that have a standby mode.
• The trigger maximum power is DC OUT 12 V/50 mA.
After you’ve specified the input functions that will switch
on the trigger, you’ll be able to switch the component on
or off just by pressing the input function(s) you’ve set in
The Input Setup menu on page 60.
Using this receiver with a Pioneer
plasma display
If you have a Pioneer plasma display, you can use an
SR+ cable1 to connect it to this unit and take advantage
of various convenient features, such as automatic video
input switching of the plasma display when the input is
changed.2
CONTROL
OUT
Pioneer plasma
display
VSX-9120TXH
OPTICAL
IN 1
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE ZONE 2
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
IR
OUT
AM LOOP
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
PR
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
Y
PB
L
PR
IN
1
OUT
IN 2
(TV/SAT)
OUT
IN
2
Y
IN 3
IN
3
PB
1
HDMI
PR
Y
ASSIGNABLE 1
(CD)
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
PB
PR
R
3
FRONT
S-VIDEO
3
CONTROL
IN
iPod
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VIDEO
OUT
XM
IN
IN
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DVR/VCR1
DVR/VCR2
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
Note
1 The 3-ringed SR+ cable from Pioneer is commercially available under the part number ADE7095. Contact the Pioneer Customer Support division for
more information on obtaining an SR+ cable (you can also use a commercially available 3-ringed mini phone plug for the connection).
2 This receiver is compatible with all SR+ equipped Pioneer plasma displays from 2003 onward.
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• On-screen displays when making receiver settings,
such as speaker setup, MCACC setup, and so on.
Important
• If you connect to a Pioneer plasma display using an
SR+ cable, you will need to point the remote control
at the plasma display remote sensor to control the
receiver. In this case, you won’t be able to control the
receiver using the remote control if you switch the
plasma display off.
• Before you can use the extra SR+ features, you need
to make a few settings in the receiver. See The Input
Setup menu on page 60 and SR+ Setup for Pioneer
plasma displays on page 61 for detailed instructions.
• Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable to connect the
CONTROL IN jack of this receiver with the CONTROL
OUT jack of your plasma display.
• On-screen volume display.
• On-screen display of listening mode.
• Automatic video input switching on the plasma
display.
• Automatic volume muting on the plasma display.
See also SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays on
page 61 for more on setting up the receiver.
Important
• The additional SR+ features do not work when the
iPod, XM or SIRIUS Radio function is selected.
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TV CTRL
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
DIALOG E
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
Pioneer plasma
display
DVD player
Satellite receiver, etc.
DVD/LD
AUDIO IN
TV/SAT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
VSX-9120TXH
L
MUL
ON/OFF
MULTI JOG
TV/SAT
DVR 1/DVR 2
VIDEO/GAME
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
FM/AM
XM
SIRIUS
iPod
HDMI
S -VIDEO
VIDEO
PHONES
SIGNAL
SB ch
MULTI CH
SELECT PROCESSING
IN
MASTER
VOLUME
ENTER
SYSTEM
SETUP
RETURN
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
VIDEO/GAME INPUT
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
1 Make sure that the plasma display and this receiver
are switched on and that they are connected with the
SR+ cable.
See Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display
above for more on connecting these components.
• Make sure you have also selected the display input to
which you’ve connected the receiver in The Input
Setup menu on page 60.
2 To switch SR+ mode on/off, press RECEIVER, then
the SR+ button.
The front panel display shows SR+ ON or SR+ OFF.
• The automatic volume muting feature is enabled
separately; see SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays
on page 61.
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SPEAKERS
MULTI JOG
This receiver
To make the most of the SR+ features, you should
connect your source components (DVD player, etc.) in a
slightly different way to that described in this chapter. For
each component, connect the video output directly to the
plasma display, and just connect the audio (analog and/
or digital) to this receiver.
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
plasma display
When connected using an SR+ cable, a number of
features become available to make using this receiver
with your Pioneer plasma display even easier. These
features include:
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Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC
output
If you use the Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ (see
page 39) to measure the reverb characteristics of your
listening room, you can check the results graphically
using a computer connected to this receiver. Use a
commercially-available RS-232C cable to connect the RS232C jack on your computer to the 9-pin RS-232C jack on
the back panel of this receiver (the cable must be cross
type, female–female).
The software to output the results is available from the
support area of the Pioneer website (http://
www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/ci/codes/
0,,2076_262707270,00.html). Instructions for using the
software are also available here. Please contact the
Customer Support Division of Pioneer if you have any
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Please make sure your system meets the following
requirements:
• Operating system must be Windows® XP, Windows®
2000, Windows® Millennium Edition, Windows® 98
Second Edition, or Windows® NT 4.0 (Service pack 6).
• CPU must be at least Pentium 3 / 300 MHz or AMD
K6 / 300 MHz (or equivalent) with at least 128 MB of
memory, and your monitor must be able to display a
minimum resolution of 800x600.
• An RS-232C port connector is necessary for graphical
output. Refer to the operating instructions and/or the
PC manufacturer for more information on making
the proper port settings.
• System must have internet access.
• Connect your computer to the RS-232C jack on
the rear panel of the receiver.
Make sure that the receiver and all connected
components are switched off and disconnected from the
power outlet when you do this.1
Use a commercially-available cable to connect the RS232C jack on your computer to the 9-pin RS-232C jack on
this receiver. See the documentation provided with the
Advanced MCACC application for more information.
1 Select ‘Reverb Output PC’ and press ENTER.
When the receiver is ready for transmission, Start the
MCACC application on your PC shows on the OSD.
3e.EQ Professional
3e3.Reverb Output PC
1.Reverb Measurement
2.Reverb View
3.Reverb Output PC
4.Advanced EQ Setup
ENTER:Next
:Return
MCACC:M1. MEMORY 1
Start the MCACC
application on your PC
:Cancel
2 Start the MCACC application on your computer.
Follow the instructions provided with the application. It
will take about ten seconds for the transmission to
complete, then you will be able to analyze the output on
your computer. Since the data will be cleared from the
receiver when you restart reverb measurement or turn off
the receiver, you might want to save the information on
your PC after measurement.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You’ll be taken to the Advanced EQ Setup. Depending on
the results, you may want to continue with the Advanced
EQ setup (see Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ on
page 39 for more on this). You can also simply press
RETURN again to exit the Professional Acoustic
Calibration EQ setup.
RS-232C
PC
Advanced MCACC output using your PC
Before continuing, make sure you have completed steps
1 to 3 in Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 39.
Note that transmission data is erased when the receiver
is turned off.
Note
1 Make sure that you do this before continuing to the Reverb Measurement option in Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 39 (measurement data
is cleared if you switch off the power).
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Chapter 9:
Other Settings
The Input Setup menu
You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu
if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according to
the default settings (see Input function default and
possible settings below). In this case, you need to tell the
receiver what equipment is hooked up to which terminal
so the buttons on the remote correspond to the
components you’ve connected.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press
the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the
/// buttons and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to
confirm and exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘Input Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
System Setup
6.Input Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
(1/2)
Input
DVD
Digital In
[ COAX-1
]
Component In [ Comp-2
]
(
Next )
:Finish
: Exit
3 Select the input function that you want to set up.
The default names correspond with the names next to the
terminals on the rear panel (such as DVD/LD or VIDEO/
GAME) which, in turn, correspond with the names on the
remote control.
• If you change the setting to an input that has been
previously assigned to another function (for example,
TV/SAT) then the setting for that function will
automatically be switched off.
• If you used component video cords to connect your
component you must tell the receiver which input
you connected it to, or else you may see the S-video
or composite video input instead of the component
video signal.1
5 When you’re finished, select ‘Next’ to continue to
the next screen.
The second screen of the Input setup has two optional
settings:
• Input Name – You can choose to rename the input
function for easier identification. Select Rename to
do so, or Default to return to the system default.
• 12V Trigger – After connecting a component to the
12 volt trigger (see Switching components on and off
using the 12 volt trigger on page 57), select MAIN, Z2
or OFF to switch it on automatically along with the
room specified.
• PDP In (SR+) – To control certain functions on this
receiver from a plasma display, select the display
input to which you’ve connected the receiver.2
6 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
Input function default and possible settings
6.Input Setup
Input
(1/2)
DVD
6.Input Setup
(2/2)
[ COAX-1
]
( Back)
PlayStation
Input Name
Default
Component In [ Comp-2
]
12V Trigger
[
PDP In (SR+)
[ Input-1
Digital In
(
ON
]
]
Next )
:Finish
:Finish
4 Select the input(s) to which you’ve connected your
component.
For example, if your DVD player only has an optical
output, you will need to change the DVD/LD input
function’s Digital In setting from COAX 1 (default) to the
optical input you’ve connected it to.The numbering
(OPT1 to 3) corresponds with the numbers beside the
inputs on the back of the receiver.
The terminals on the rear of the receiver generally
correspond to the name of one of the input source
functions. If you have connected components to this
receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults
below, see The Input Setup menu above to tell the
receiver how you’ve connected up. The dots () indicate
possible assignments.
Input source
Input Terminals
Digital
Component
DVD/LD
COAX 1
TV/SAT
OPT 2
DVR/VCR1
OPT 1
DVR/VCR2
COAX 2
Note
1 For high-definition video (using component video connections), or when digital video conversion is switched off (in Setting the AV options on page 63),
you must connect your TV to this receiver using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your video component.
2 You will have to make an SR+ cable connection from a CONTROL OUT jack on the display to the CONTROL IN jack on this receiver (opposite from the
setup in Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display on page 57). Note that to control this receiver using the remote, you will have to point it at the
plasma display’s remote sensor after making this connection.
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09
Input Terminals
Input source
Digital
VIDEO/GAME
HDMI 2
• Default setting: Variable
Component
(Fixed)
HDMI 1
Multi Zone Setup
(Fixed)
If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (see MULTIZONE listening on page 55) you may need to specify your
volume setting.
1 Select ‘Multi Zone Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
XM
SIRIUS
7.Other Setup
OPT 3
CD
Volume Level
Variable
Be careful of loud
volume when "FIXED"
is selected.
CD-R/TAPE/MD
TUNER
:Return
iPod
2
The Other Setup menu
The Other Setup menu is where you can make
customized settings to reflect how you are using the
receiver.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press
the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the
/// buttons and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to
confirm and exit the current menu.
2
7a.Multi Zone Setup
a.Multi Zone Setup
b.SR+ Setup
b.OSD Adjustment
Select ‘Other Setup’ then press ENTER.
System Setup
Select the volume level setting.1
• Variable – Use this setting if you’ve connected a
power amplifier in the sub zone (this receiver is
simply being used as a pre-amp) and you will be
using this receiver’s controls to adjust the volume.
• Fixed – Use this setting if you’ve connected a fully
integrated amplifier (such as another Pioneer VSX
receiver) in the sub zone and want to use that
receiver’s volume controls (this setting is not
available if the surround back system setting is set to
ZONE2).
With the Fixed setting, the source is sent from this
receiver at maximum volume, so make sure the volume is
quite low in the sub zone at first and then experiment to
find the correct level.
3 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
7.Other Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Surr Back System
3.Manual MCACC
4.Data Management
5.Manual SP Setup
6.Input Setup
7.Other Setup
:Finish
a.Multi Zone Setup
b.SR+ Setup
b.OSD Adjustment
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays
: Exit
:Return
3 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to
adjust these settings in order:
• Multi Zone Setup – Specify your volume setting for
a MULTI-ZONE setup (see Multi Zone Setup below).
• SR+ Setup – Specify how you want to control your
Pioneer plasma display (see SR+ Setup for Pioneer
plasma displays below).
Make the following settings if you have connected a
Pioneer plasma display to this receiver using an SR+
cable. Note that the number of function settings available
will depend on the plasma display you’ve connected.
See also Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display
on page 57 and Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
plasma display on page 58.
1
7.Other Setup
7b.SR+ Setup
a.Multi Zone Setup
b.SR+ Setup
c.OSD Adjustment
• OSD Adjustment – Adjust the position of the onscreen display on your TV (see OSD Adjustment
below).
4 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting,
pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
Select ‘SR+ Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
PDP Volume Control
OFF
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF
:Return
2
]
:Finish
Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting you want.
• OFF – The receiver does not control the volume of the
plasma display.
Note
1 If you selected ZONE2 in the Surround back speaker setting on page 36, you won’t be able to change the volume level.
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Other Settings
• ON – When the receiver is switched to one of the
inputs that use the plasma display (DVD/LD, for
example), the volume on the plasma display is muted
so only sound from the receiver is heard.
3 Assign any input source connected to the plasma
display to the corresponding input number.
This matches the receiver’s input source with a
numbered video input on the plasma display. For
example, assign DVD/LD to input-2 if you have
connected the your DVD video output to video input 2 on
the plasma display.
• The Monitor Out Connect should be set to the input
that you’ve used to connect this receiver to your
plasma display.
7b.SR+ Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ OFF
]
Monitor Out Connect
OFF
:Finish
4 When you're finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
OSD Adjustment
Use this feature to adjust your TV display if it seems
difficult to see all the instructions on the screen.
1 Select ‘OSD Adjustment’ from the Other Setup
menu.
7.Other Setup
a.Multi Zone Setup
b.SR+ Setup
c.OSD Adjustment
X=0 , Y=0
[ Finish ]
:Cancel
:Return
2 Use /// to move the display field around
until you get one that you feel best suits your TV.
3 When you're finished, press ENTER.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
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10
Chapter 10:
Using other functions
Setting the AV options
There are a number of additional sound and picture
settings you can make using the AV Parameter menu.
The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
• Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the AV
Parameter menu, it is unavailable due to the current
source, settings and status of the receiver.
1
Press RECEIVER then press AV PARAMETER.
Setting
What it does
HI-BIT / HISAMP
(High Bit /
High
Sampling)
Creates a wider dynamic range with
digital sources like CDs or DVDs.
2 Use / to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status / mode of the receiver,
certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
3 Use / to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each
setting.
4
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
Setting
What it does
C. WIDTHa
(Center
Width)
(Applicable
only when
using a center
speaker)
Provides a better blend of the front
speakers by spreading the center
channel between the front right and
left speakers, making it sound wider
(higher settings) or narrower (lower
settings).
0 to 7
Default: 3
DIMENSIONa
Adjusts the depth of the surround
sound balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant
(minus settings), or more forward
(positive settings).
–3 to +3
Default: 0
PANORAMAa
Extends the front stereo image to
include the surround speakers for a
‘wraparound’ effect.
OFF
C. IMAGEb
(Center
Image)
(Applicable
only when
using a center
speaker)
Adjusts the center image to create a
wider stereo effect with vocals.
Adjust the effect from 0 (all center
channel sent to front right and left
speakers) to 10 (center channel sent
to the center speaker only).
0 to 10
Default: 3
EFFECT
Sets the effect level for the currently
selected Advanced Surround mode
(each mode can be set separately).
10 to 90
OFF
ON
DNR
May improve the quality of sound in a
(Digital Noise noisy source (for example, cassette
Reduction)
or video tape with lots of background
noise) when switched on.
DUAL
(Dual Mono)
Option(s)
Specifies how dual mono encoded
Dolby Digital soundtracks should be
played. Dual mono is not widely used,
but is sometimes necessary when
two languages need to be sent to
separate channels.
OFF
ON
CH1 – Channel 1 is heard
only
CH2 – Channel
2 is heard only
CH1 CH2 –
Both channels
heard from
front speakers
DRC
(Dynamic
Range
Control)
Option(s)
SACD
GAINd
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for
movie soundtracks optimized for
Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and
DTS-HD Master Audio (you may need
to use this feature when listening to
surround sound at low volumes).
Brings out detail in SACDs by
maximizing the dynamic range
(during digital processing).
AUTOc
OFF
MAX
MID
0 to 6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
DELAY
Some monitors have a slight delay
0.0 to 6.0
(Sound Delay) when showing video, so the
(frames)
soundtrack will be slightly out of sync 1 second = 30
with the picture. By adding a bit of
frames (NTSC)
delay, you can adjust the sound to
match the presentation of the video.
LFE
(LFE
Attenuate)
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio
0dB
sources include ultra-low bass tones.
Set the LFE attenuator as necessary –5dB/ –10dB/
–15dB/ –20dB/
to prevent the ultra-low bass tones
OFF
from distorting the sound from the
speakers.
The LFE is not limited when set to
0 dB, which is the recommended
value. When set to –5 dB, –10 dB,
–15 dB or –20 dB, the LFE is limited by
the respective degree. When OFF is
selected, no sound is output from the
LFE channel.
HDMI
Specifies the routing of the HDMI
audio signal out of this receiver (amp)
or through to a TV or plasma display.
ON
V. CONV
Converts analog video signals for
(Digital Video output from the MONITOR OUT
Conversion) jacks for all video types.
AMP
THROUGH
ON
OFF
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Using other functions
Setting
What it does
BRIGHT
(Brightness)
Adjusts the overall brightness.
Option(s)
–10 to +10
Default: 0
CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast between light
and dark.
–10 to +10
Default: 0
HUE
Adjusts the red/green balance.
–10 to +10
Default: 0
I/P. CONV
(I/P Convert)
When Auto is selected, 480i/576i or
480p/576p is automatically selected
depending on the capability of the
display connected to this receiver.
When ON is selected, 480i/576i video
signals are upconverted into 480p/
576p. This feature is only available
when analog signals are converted
into HDMI signals.
Auto
This feature automatically corrects
the audio-to-video delay between
components connected with an
HDMI cable. The audio delay time is
set depending on the operational
status of the display connected with
an HDMI cable. The video delay time
is automatically adjusted according
to the audio delay time.e
OFF
A. DELAY
(Auto delay)
ON
OFF
ON
a.Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music /
Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode.
b.Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 Music mode.
c.The initially set AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select
MAX or MID for signals other than Dolby TrueHD.
d.You shouldn’t have any problems using this with most SACD discs, but
if the sound distorts, it is best to switch the gain setting back to 0 dB.
e. This feature is only available when the connected display supports the
automatic audio/video synchronizing capability (‘lip-sync’) for HDMI. If you
find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set A. DELAY to OFF and
adjust the delay time manually. For more details about the lip-sync feature
of your display, contact the manufacturer directly.
Making an audio or a video recording
You can make an audio or a video recording from the
built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source
connected to the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).1
Keep in mind you can’t make a digital recording from an
analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the
components you are recording to/from are hooked up in
the same way (see Connecting your equipment on
page 11 for more on connections).
Since the video converter is not available when making
recordings (from the video OUT jacks) make sure to use
the same type of video cable for connecting your recorder
as you used to connect your video source (the one you
want to record) to this receiver. For example, you must
connect your recorder using S-video if your source has
also been connected using S-video.
For more information about video connections, see
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video
sources on page 14.
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
XM RADIO
SOURCE
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TV CTRL
1 Select the source you want to record.
Use the input source buttons (or INPUT SELECT).
• If necessary, press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to
select the input signal corresponding to the source
component (see Choosing the input signal on
page 29 for more on this).
2 Prepare the source you want to record.
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, DVD etc.
3 Prepare the recorder.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording
device and set the recording levels.
Refer to the instructions that came with the recorder if
you are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set
the audio recording level automatically—check the
component’s instruction manual if you’re unsure.
4 Start recording, then start playback of the source
component.
Note
1 • The receiver's volume, AV parameters, and surround effects have no effect on the recorded signal.
• Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.
• Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.
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Using other functions
Reducing the level of an analog signal
The input attenuator lowers the input level of an analog
signal when it’s too strong. You can use this if you find
the that the OVER indicator is lights often, or you can
hear distortion in the sound.1
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
TV CTRL
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
• Press RECEIVER then press ANALOG ATT to switch
the input attenuator on or off.
The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a
specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without
worrying about the receiver being left on all night. Use
the remote control to set the sleep timer.
SIRIUS
TV
DVD
• Press RECEIVER then press DIMMER repeatedly to
change the brightness of the front panel display.
Switching the speaker impedance
We recommend using speakers of 8 Ω with this system,
but it is possible to switch the impedance setting if you
plan to use speakers with a 6 Ω impedance rating. Use
the front panel controls to do this.
• With the receiver in standby, press STANDBY/
ON while holding down the SPEAKERS button.
Each time you do this, you switch between the
impedance settings:
• SP 6 OHM – Use this setting if your speakers are
rated at 6 Ω.
• SP 8 OHM – Use this setting if your speakers are
rated at 8 Ω or more.
Using the sleep timer
XM RADIO
10
DVR 2
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
Checking your system settings
Use the status display to check your current settings for
features such as surround back channel processing and
your current MCACC preset.
HDD
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
• Press RECEIVER then press SLEEP repeatedly to set
the sleep time.
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
CH
SB ch
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
30 min
60 min
1 Press STATUS to check the system settings.
These appear on the front panel display.3
Off
90 min
The front panel display shows each of the following
settings for three seconds each:
• You can check the remaining sleep time at any time
by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will
cycle through the sleep options again.2
Input source
Surround Back Processing MCACC Position
Midnight / Loudness
Dimming the display
You can choose between four brightness levels for the
front panel display. Note that when selecting sources, the
display automatically brightens for a few seconds.
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
Tone controls
Zone 2
2 When you’re finished, press STATUS again to
switch off the display.
DIALOG E
D ACCESS
Note
1 The attenuator isn’t available with digital sources, or when using the Stream Direct modes.
2 You can also switch off the sleep timer simply by switching off the receiver.
3 If the Pure Direct mode is switched on, some settings above will show OFF, even though they are on.
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10
Default
Setting
Resetting the system
DSP
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to
the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.
MCACC Position Memory
1
Surround back channel
Processing
Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down the front panel TONE button,
press and hold STANDBY/ON for about three
seconds.
The display shows RESET?.
3 Press the front panel ENTER button.
The display shows RESET OK?.
ON
Phase Control
On
Sound Retriever
Off
Sound Delay
0 frame
Dual Mono
4 Press SYSTEM SETUP to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver
has been reset to the factory default settings.
• Note that all settings will be saved, even if the
receiver is unplugged.
CH1
DRC
OFF
SACD Gain
0 dB
LFE Attenuate
0 dB
I/P Convert
Auto
Digital Safety
Default system settings
Setting
Amp
Digital Video Conversion
90
Other modes
50
2 PL II Music Options Center Width
3
A
Surround Back System
Normal (SBch)
Front
SMALL
Center
SMALL
Surr.
SMALL
SB
SMALLx2
SW
YES
Crossover
X-Curve
THX Audio Setting
80 Hz
OFF
0–1 ft.
Listening Mode (2 ch) AUTO SURROUND
–60
66
SR+ Control On/Off
OFF
SR+ Volume Control On/Off
OFF
Monitor Out
OFF
3
Listening Mode (x ch) AUTO SURROUND
Listening Mode (HP)
STEREO
See also Setting the AV options on page 63 for other default DSP
settings.
MCACC
Channel level (M1–M6)
0 dB
Speaker Distance (M1–M6)
10 ft.
Standing Wave On/
Off
ON
ATT
0 dB
SWch Wide Trim
Variable
SR+
En
OFF
All Inputs
Multi Zone
Zone 2 Volume
0
Panorama
Center Image
See Input function default and possible settings on page 60.
Zone 2 Volume Type
Dimension
Neo:6 Options
Standing Wave
(M1–M6)
Inputs
OFF
Extended Stereo
On
Speakers
Speaker System
Effect Level
Default
HDMI Audio
M1: MEMORY 1
EQ Data (M1–M6)
EQ Wide Trim (M1–M6)
All channels/bands
0.0
0 dB
0.0 dB
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11
Chapter 11:
Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the remote to control other
components
5 Use / to select the manufacturer’s name from
the list then press ENTER.
Most components can be assigned to one of the input
source buttons (such as DVD/LD or CD) using the
component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the
remote.
6 Use / to select the proper code from the list,
then try using this remote with your component.
The code should start with the component type (for
example, DVD 020). If there is more than one, start with
the first one.2
However, there are cases where only certain functions
may be controllable after assigning the proper preset
code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the remote
control will not work for the model that you are using.
To try out the remote control, switch the component on or
off (into standby) by pressing SOURCE . If it doesn’t
seem to work, select the next code from the list (if there
is one).
If you can’t find a preset code that matches the
component you want to control, you can still teach the
remote individual commands from another remote
control (see Programming signals from other remote
controls below).
• If you can’t find or properly enter a preset code, you
can still teach the remote individual commands from
another remote control (see Programming signals
from other remote controls below).
Note
• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing
RECEIVER. To go back a step, press RETURN.
• After one minute of inactivity, the remote
automatically exits the operation.
Selecting preset codes directly
XM RADIO
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
ST
SETUP
ST
ENTER
TUNE
GUIDE
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
TV CONTROL
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2
Use / to select PRESET then press ENTER.
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote displays the component you want
to control (for example DVD or TV).1
4 Use / to select the first letter of the brand name
of your component then press ENTER.
This should be the manufacturer’s name (for example, P
for Pioneer).
7 If your component is controlled successfully, press
ENTER to confirm.
The remote LCD display shows OK.
Programming signals from other
remote controls
If the preset code for your component is not available, or
the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you
can program signals from the remote control of another
component. This can also be used to program additional
operations (buttons not covered in the presets) after
assigning a preset code.3
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select LEARNING then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the component
you want to control (for example DVD or TV).
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control then press ENTER.
PRES KEY shows in the LCD display.4
4 Point the two remote controls towards each other
then press the button that will be doing the learning on
this receiver’s remote control.
PRES KEY starts flashing to indicate the remote is ready
to accept a signal.
Note
1 You can’t assign the RECEIVER, TUNER, XM RADIO, SIRIUS or iPod buttons.
2 • When using a Pioneer HDD recorder, please select PIONEER DVR 487, 488, 489 or 493.
• When using a Pioneer plasma display released prior to summer 2005, please select preset codes 637 or 660.
3 The remote can store about 200 preset codes (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer format only).
4 • You can’t assign the RECEIVER, TUNER, XM RADIO, SIRIUS or iPod buttons.
• TV CONTROL buttons (TV, TV VOL +/–, TV CH +/– and INPUT SELECT) can only be learned after selecting TV CTRL.
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Controlling the rest of your system
S.DIRECT
MCACC
STANDARD ADV. SURR
RECEIVER
ISOPHASE
THX
Erasing one of the remote control
button settings
SHIFT
MULTI OPE
CH
VOL
DVD
MUTE
STEREO
SBch
CH
TV CH
REC STOP MEMORY
DTV INFO
REC
INPUT
SELECT
HDD
DISP
MPX
TV VOL
AUDIO SUBTITLE
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
DISC
RETURN
T.EDIT
ST
BAND
TUNE
TV CONTROL
ENTER
ST
SETUP
DTV MENU
CATEGORY
GUIDE
ANALOG
ATT
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU ROOM2/3
RECEIVER
ENTER
D.ACCESS
+10
TV CONT
CLASS
VIDEO
SEL
DIMMER
TUNER
XM RADIO
CD-R
i Pod
SR+
DVR2
DVR1
SLEEP
SOURCE
VIDEO 1
TV
SAT
INPUT
SELECT
CD
RECEIVER
DVD
VIDEO 2
3 cm to 5 cm
(1 to 2 inches)
SYSTEM OFF
• The remote controls should be 3 cm to 5 cm (1 to 2
inches) apart.
5 Press the corresponding button on the other
remote control that is sending (teaching) the signal to
this receiver’s remote control.
For example, if you want to learn the playback control
signal, press and hold briefly. The LCD display will
show OK if the operation has been learned.1
If for some reasons the operation hasn’t been learned the
LCD will display ERROR briefly and then display PRES
KEY again. If this happens, keep pressing the (teaching)
button as you vary the distance between the two remotes,
until the LCD display shows OK.2
Certain buttons represent operations that cannot be
learned from other remote controls.3 The buttons
available are shown below (with the exception of the TV
controls, a combination of SHIFT and these buttons can
also be learned):
This erases one of the buttons you have programmed and
restores the button to the factory default.
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select ERASE then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the component
corresponding to the button setting to be erased.
3 Press the input source button corresponding to the
command to be erased then press ENTER.
The LCD display flashes PRES KEY.
4 Press and hold the button to be erased for two
seconds.
The LCD display shows OK or NO CODE to confirm the
button has been erased.
5
Repeat step 4 to erase other buttons.
6 Press and hold the RECEIVER button for a couple of
seconds when you’re done.
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
Resetting the remote control presets
This will erase all preset remote control preset codes and
programmed buttons.
TV CONTROL
TV VOL
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
iPod
ANT
INPUT
SELECT
REC
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
PHOTO
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
SB ch
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
ENTER
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
CH LEVEL
MENU
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
MUTE
REC STOP JUKEBOX
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
DIALOG E
VOL
INFO
MPX
SLEEP
TV CH
MCACC
S.DIRECT
2 Use / to select RESET then press ENTER.
RESET flashes in the LCD display.
3 Press and hold ENTER for about two seconds.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the remote presets have
been erased.
TUNE
ST
SETUP
ST
ENTER
TUNE
GUIDE
T.EDIT
RETURN
RECEIVER
BAND
Confirming preset codes
6 To program additional signals for the current
component repeat steps 4 and 5.
To program signals for another component, exit and
repeat steps 1 through 5.
Use this feature to check which preset code is assigned
to an input source button.
7 Press and hold the RECEIVER button for a couple of
seconds to exit and store the operation(s).
2 Use / to select READ ID then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the input source
button you want to check.
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
Note
1 Note that interference from TVs or other devices will sometimes result in the remote control learning the wrong signal.
2 • Some commands from other remote controls cannot be learned, but in most cases the remotes just need to be moved closer together or farther apart.
• If the remote LCD shows FULL, it means the memory is full. See Erasing one of the remote control button settings below to erase a programmed button
you’re not using to free up more memory (note that some signals may take more memory than others).
3 Note that the number key decimal button ( +10/D.ACCESS) may not be learned with some components.
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3 Press the button of the component for which you
want to check the preset code, then press ENTER.
The brand name and preset code appears in the display
for three seconds.
2 Use / to select DIRECT F then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the button of the
input source you want to control.
Renaming input source names
4 Use / to switch direct function ON or OFF then
press ENTER.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the setting.
You can customize the names that appear on the remote
LCD when you select an input source (for example, you
could change the name of DVR 1 to HDD/DVR).
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select RENAME then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the button of the
input source you want to rename.
3 Press the input source button you want to rename
then press ENTER.
4 Use / to select NAME EDT then press ENTER.
To reset the button to its original (default) name, select
NAME RST above.
5 Edit the name of the input source in the remote
control LCD, pressing ENTER when you’re finished.
Use / to change the character and / to move
forward/back a position. The name can be up to eight
characters (the possible characters are listed below).
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control then press ENTER.
Multi Operation and System Off
The Multi Operation feature allows you to program a
series of up to five commands for the components in your
system. For example, you could turn on your TV, turn on
your DVD player and start playing the loaded DVD using
only two buttons on the remote control.
Similar to multi operations, System Off allows you to use
one button to stop and switch off a series of components
in your system at the same time.2
Programming a multi-operation or a
shutdown sequence
XM RADIO
DVR 2
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
SLEEP
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
0123456789 \ / * + – [space]
Direct function
• Default setting: ON
You can use the direct function feature to control one
component using the remote control while at the same
time, using your receiver to playback a different
component. This could let you, for example, use the
remote control to set up and listen to a CD on the receiver
and then use the remote control to rewind a tape in your
VCR while you continue to listen to your CD player.
When direct function is on, any component you select
(using the input source buttons) will be selected by both
the receiver and the remote control. When you turn direct
function off, you can operate the remote control without
affecting the receiver.1
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
SIRIUS
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
CH LEVEL
MENU
TUNE
ST
SETUP
ST
ENTER
TUNE
GUIDE
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
TV CONTROL
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button, press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select MULTI OP or SYS OFF from the
menu and press ENTER.
If you selected Multi Operation (MULTI OP), the LCD on
the remote prompts you for an input source button.
If you selected System Off (SYSOFF), go to step 4.
3 Press the input source button for the component
that will start the multi-operation then press ENTER.
For example, if you want to start the sequence by
switching on your DVD player, press DVD.
4 Use / to select CODE EDT then press ENTER.
To erase any previously stored multi-operations (or
shutdown sequences) select CODE ERS above.
5 Use / to select a command in the sequence then
press ENTER.
If this is the first command in the sequence, select 1ST
CODE. Otherwise, simply choose the next command in
the sequence. PRES KEY flashes after you press ENTER.
Note
1 You can’t use direct function with the TV CTRL function.
2 • Before Multi Operation and System Off will work correctly, you must setup the remote to work with your TV and other components (see Setting the
remote to control other components on page 67 for more on this).
• Some units may take some time to power up, in which case multiple operations may not be possible.
• Power on and off commands only work with components that have a standby mode.
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6 If necessary, press the input source button for the
component whose command you want to input.
This is only necessary if the command is for a new
component (input source).
Using multi operations
You can start multi operations with the receiver switched
on, or in standby.
HDD
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
7 Select the button for the command you want to
input.
The following remote control commands can be selected:
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
CH
SB ch
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
MCACC
S.DIRECT
SYSTEM OFF
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
RECEIVER
1 Press MULTI OPE.
MULTI OP flashes in the display.
TV CONTROL
TV VOL
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
INPUT
SELECT
CD-R/TAPE
HDMI 2
CD
ZONE 2
iPod
HDMI 1
TUNER
RECEIVER
ANT
REC
VOL
INFO
MUTE
REC STOP JUKEBOX
MPX
SLEEP
S.RETRIEVER
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
HDD
AUDIO SUBTITLE
DISP
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
DIALOG E
D.ACCESS
TV CH
TV CTRL
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
CH
SB ch
DVD
2 Press an input source button that has been set up
with a multi operation.
The receiver switches on (if it was in standby) and the
programmed multi operation is performed automatically.
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV.SURR
Using System off
ENTER
AV PARAMETER
TOP MENU
CH LEVEL
MENU
MCACC
S.DIRECT
SETUP
ST
ENTER
TUNE
GUIDE
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
T.EDIT
SOURCE
DISP
PHOTO
STATUS SIGNAL SEL
SB ch
DVD
CH
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
RETURN
RECEIVER
With Pioneer components, you don’t need to:
MULTI OPE
THX
SHIFT
PHASE
STANDARD ADV.SURR
XM RADIO
SIRIUS
DVR 2
DVD
TV
DVR 1
TV CTRL
MCACC
S.DIRECT
RECEIVER
• program the power to switch off in a shutdown
sequence (except DVD recorders);
1 Press MULTI OPE.
MULTI OP flashes in the display.
• program the power to switch on if it’s the source
component selected in step 3;
2 Press SOURCE .
The command sequence you programmed will run, then
all Pioneer components will switch off1, followed by this
receiver.
• program a Pioneer TV or monitor to switch on if the
input function (selected in step 2) has video input
terminals;
These take priority in multi operations (not shutdown).
8 Repeat steps 5–7 to program a sequence of up to
five commands.
9 When you’re finished, use / to select EDITEXIT
from the menu and press ENTER.
You will return to the remote control SETUP menu. Select
* EXIT * again to exit.
Note
1 In order to avoid accidently switching off a DVD recorder that is currently recording, no DVD recorder power off codes are sent.
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BAND
• You don’t need to program the receiver to switch on
or off. This is done automatically.
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Controls for TVs
Controls for other components
This remote control can control components after
entering the proper codes or teaching the receiver the
commands (see Setting the remote to control other
components on page 67 for more on this). Use the input
source buttons to select the component.
This remote control can control these components after
entering the proper codes or teaching the receiver the
commands (see Setting the remote to control other
components on page 67 for more on this). Use the input
source buttons to select the component.
• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are
dedicated to control the TV assigned to the TV CTRL
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the
TV CTRL button.
Button(s) Function
Components
TV
Press to switch the component
assigned to the TV CTRL
button on or off.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
INPUT
SELECT
Switches the TV input. (Not
possible with all models.)
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
TV CH +/–
Selects channels.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
TV VOL +/– Adjust the TV volume.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
SOURCE
DTV
Switches the DTV on or off.
Switches the TV or CATV between Cable TV/Satellite
standby and on.
TV/TV
Switches the DTV on or off.
DTV
Press to get information on DTV
programs.
DTV
Use to choose the BLUE
commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
Use to choose the YELLOW
commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
Use to choose the GREEN
commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
Use to choose the RED
commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
Button(s) Function
Components
SOURCE
Press to switch the component
between standby and on.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Press to return to the start of the CD/MD/CD-R/
current track or chapter.
DVD/LD player
Repeated presses skips to the
start of previous tracks or
chapters.
Press to advance to the start of
the next track or chapter.
Repeated presses skips to the
start of following tracks or
chapters.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD player
Pause playback or recording.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Start playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Hold down for fast forward
playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Hold down for fast reverse
playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Stops playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
REC
(SHIFT+)
Starts recording.
MD/CD-R/ DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Stops recording.
DVR player
AUDIO / DISP Use to switch DTV audio tracks.
DTV
SUBTITLE
Use to return to the previously
selected channel.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
GUIDE
Use as the GUIDE button for
navigating.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
ANT
Use to select the VHF/UHF
antennas or Cable TV.
Cable TV/TV
REC STOP
(SHIFT+)
JUKEBOX
Switches to the Jukebox feature. DVR player
(SHIFT+)
RETURN
Use to select RETURN or EXIT.
DTV
Number
buttons
Use to select a specific TV
channel.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
+10 button
Use to add a decimal point when
selecting a specific TV channel.
DTV
ENTER/
DISC
Use to enter a channel.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
MENU
Select different menus from the
DTV functions.
DTV
Select the menu screen.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
/// Press to select or adjust and
& ENTER
navigate items on the menu
screen.
Number
buttons
+10 button
Directly access tracks on a
program source.
CD/MD/CD-R/
LD player/VCR
Use the number buttons to
navigate the on-screen
display.
DVD/DVR
player
Selects tracks higher than 10.
(For example, press +10 then 3
to select track 13.)
CD/MD/CD-R/
LD player/VCR
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV/DTV
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Button(s) Function
Components
ENTER/
DISC
Multiple CD
player
Chooses the disc.
Use as the ENTER button.
VCR/DVD player
Displays the setup screen for
DVR players.
DVR player
Changes sides of the LD.
LD player
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD/DVR
DVD player.
MENU
player
Displays menus concerning the DVD/DVR
current DVD or DVR you are
player
using.
Pauses the tape.
Cassette deck
Stops the tape.
Cassette deck
ENTER
Starts playback.
Cassette deck
/
Fast rewinds/fast forwards the
tape.
Cassette deck
/// Navigates DVD menu/options.
& ENTER
DVD/DVR
player
GUIDE
Press to access the DVD player DVD/DVR
setup screen.
player
CH +/–
Selects channels.
AUDIO
Changes the audio language or DVD/DVR
channel.
player
SUBTITLE
Displays/changes the subtitles
on multilingual DVDs.
VCR/DVD/DVR
player
Operating other Pioneer components
with this unit’s sensor
Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL jacks
which can be used to link components together so that
you can use just the remote sensor of one component.
When you use a remote control, the control signal is
passed along the chain to the appropriate component. 1
Important
• Note that if you use this feature, make sure that you
also have at least one set of analog audio, video or
HDMI jacks connected to another component for
grounding purposes.
1 Decide which component you want to use the
remote sensor of.
When you want to control any component in the chain,
this is the remote sensor at which you’ll point the
corresponding remote control.
2 Connect the CONTROL OUT jack of that component
to the CONTROL IN jack of another Pioneer component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the
connection.
DVD/DVR
player
OPTICAL
IN 1
SHIFT
Switches to the VCR controls
+SUBTITLE when using a VCR/DVD/HDD
DIGITAL
MULTI-ZONE & SOURCE
OUT
IR
OUT
VCR/DVD/DVR
player
COMPONENT VIDEO
PB
Y
IN 1
IN 2
(DVR/
VCR1)
IN
1
CONTROL
IN 2
recorder.
IN
2
Y
IN 3
Switches to the hard disk
controls when using a DVD/
HDD recorder.
DVD (SHIFT Switches to the DVD controls
+ CH+)
when using a DVD/HDD
recorder.
DVR player
GRAMM
CONTRO
ED
L UNIT
SYSTEM
AND
LEARNIN
SOUR OFF
CE
G
CD
DVD
CD-R/TAP
IN
RS-232C
ASSIGNABLE
1
HDMI
INPUT
SELEC
T
AV
PRE-PRO
REMOTE
PB
(CD)
HDD (SHIFT
+ CH–)
CONTROL
RECE
IVER
(TV/SAT)
OUT
TV
iPod E
OUT
DVR
HDMI2
DVR1
HDMI
1
XM
R
VIDEO
SEL
SR+
S-VIDEO
DIMMER
DIALOG
E
D.ACCES
S
+10
S.RETRIEVE
R
AV
TOPPARAM
MENUETER
DTV
CTRL
ENTER
TUNE
RECEIVE 2
R
IN
OUT
ANALOG
ATT
MIDNIGHT/
LOUDNESS
DISC
ST
CH
LEVEL
MENU
ENTER
CATEGOR
Y
ST
TUNE
TV
TV VOL
DTV
TV
ROOM
CLASS
MENU
SETUP
GUIDE
3
2
RADIO
TUNE
SLEEP
INPUT
SELEC
T
CONT
ROL
TV
ON/OFF
T.EDIT
RETURN
BAND
CH
VOL
REC
MPX
CONTROL
DTV
AUDIO
iPod
REC
SUBTIT
LE
DISP
STATUS
MULTI
SEL
OPE
VI
OUT
PHASE
STANDA
RD
MCACC
MUTE
MEMO
RY
DVD
CH
SBch
THX
SHIFT
INFO
STOP
HDD
CH
SIGNAL
STEREO
ADV.SUR
R
S.DIREC
T
XM
IN
RECE
IVER
IN
IN
AUDIO
DVR player
IN
OUT
IN
CD
CD-R/TAPE/MD
L
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
R
IN 2
(DVR/VCR2)
DV
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 2
3 Continue the chain in the same way for as many
components as you have.
Note
1 • If you want to control all your components using this receiver’s remote control, refer to Setting the remote to control other components on page 67.
If you have connected a remote control to the CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), you won’t be able to control this unit using the remote sensor.
• See Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma display on page 57 if you are connecting a Pioneer plasma display.
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Chapter 12:
Additional information
Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with
this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other
components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks
listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.
Power
Symptom
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
• Make sure that the power cable is plugged in to an active power outlet.
• Try disconnecting from the power outlet, then plugging back in.
The receiver suddenly switches • Check that there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel or another set of wires. If
off or the Phase Control indicator so, re-attach the speaker wires, making sure there are no stray strands.
blinks.
• The receiver may have a serious problem. Disconnect from the power and call a Pioneer authorized
independent service company.
During loud playback the power
suddenly switches off.
• Turn down the volume.
• Lower the 63 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 37.
• Try switching on the digital safety feature (put the receiver into standby, hold down the SYSTEM SETUP
button on the front panel and press STANDBY/ON to switch between SAFETY 1 (medium effect),
SAFETY 2 (more effect) and SAFETY OFF). If the power switches off even with SAFETY 2 switched on, turn
down the volume. With SAFETY 1 or SAFETY 2 on, some features may be unavailable.
The unit does not respond when
the buttons are pressed.
• Try switching the receiver off then back on again.
• Try disconnecting the power cable, then connect again.
AMP ERR blinks in the display,
then the power automatically
switches off. The MCACC blinks
and the power does not turn on.
• The receiver may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the receiver on. Contact a Pioneer
authorized independent service company for help.
OVERHEAT blinks in the display • Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on. Check the safety
then the power automatically
precautions on pages 2 and 3 for information on improving heat dispersal.
switches off.
No sound
Symptom
Remedy
No sound is output when an input
source is selected.
No sound output from the front
speakers.
• Check the volume, mute setting (press MUTE) and speaker setting (press SPEAKERS).
• Make sure the correct input source is selected.
• Check that the MCACC setup microphone is disconnected.
• Make sure the correct input signal is selected (press SIGNAL SELECT). Note that when PCM is selected,
you won’t be able to hear any other signal format.
• Check that the source component is connected properly (see Connecting your equipment on page 11).
• Check that the speakers are connected properly (see Connecting the speakers on page 17).
No sound from the surround or
center speakers.
• Check that the stereo mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t selected; select one of the
surround listening modes (see Listening in surround sound on page 26).
• Check that the surround/center speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• Check the channel level settings (see Channel Level on page 44).
• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 17).
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Symptom
Remedy
No sound from surround back
speakers.
• Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• Make sure surround back processing is set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on
page 29).
• If the source is Dolby Surround EX or DTS-ES with no flag to indicate 6.1 compatibility, then with surround
back processing set to SBch Auto, there will be no sound from the surround back speakers. In this case,
set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on page 29).
• If the source does not have 6.1 playback channels, make sure that surround back processing is set to SBch
ON and a surround mode is selected (see Listening in surround sound on page 26).
• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 17). If only one surround back
speaker is connected, make sure it’s connected to the left channel speaker terminal.
No sound from subwoofer.
• Check that the subwoofer is connected properly, switched on and the volume turned up.
• If your subwoofer has a sleep function, make sure it is switched off.
• Make sure that the Subwoofer setting is YES or PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• The crossover frequency may be set too low; try setting it higher to match the characteristics of your other
speakers (see Speaker Setting on page 43)
• If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your speaker settings to
Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• Check that the LFE Attenuate setting is not set to OFF, or a very quiet setting (see Setting the AV options
on page 63).
• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 44).
No sound from one speaker.
• Check the speaker connection (see Connecting the speakers on page 17).
• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 44).
• Check that the speaker hasn’t been set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 43).
• The channel may not be recorded in the source. By using one of the advanced effect listening mode, you
may be able to create the missing channel (see Listening in surround sound on page 26).
Sound is produced from analog • Check that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 29).
components, but not from digital • Make sure that the digital input is assigned correctly for the input jack the component is connected to
ones (DVD, LD, CD-ROM etc.).
(see The Input Setup menu on page 60).
• Check the digital output settings on the source component.
• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
• Make sure that the multichannel analog inputs are not selected. Select any other input source.
No sound is output or a noise is
output when Dolby Digital/DTS
software is played back.
• Check that your DVD player is compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS discs.
• Check the digital output settings of your DVD player. Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On.
• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
No sound when using the System • If sound is muted in the sub zone (ZONE 2), it will be restored after exiting the System Setup menu.
Setup or Status menu.
Other audio problems
Symptom
Remedy
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically, or there is
considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
For FM broadcasts
• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, adjust the position for best reception and secure to a wall, etc.
• Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 20).
For AM broadcasts
• Adjust the position and direction of the AM antenna.
• Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 20).
• Noise may be caused by interference from other equipment, such as a fluorescent light, motor, etc.
Switch off or move the other equipment, or move the AM antenna.
A multichannel DVD source
appears to be downmixed to 2
channels during playback.
• Make sure that the multichannel analog inputs are selected (see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
on page 53).
Noise is output when scanning a • This is not a malfunction of the receiver. The scan function of your player alters the digital information,
DTS CD.
making it unreadable, resulting in noise being output. Lower the volume when scanning.
When playing a DTS format LD
there is audible noise on the
soundtrack.
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• Make sure that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 29).
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Symptom
Remedy
Can’t record audio.
• You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording from an analog
source.
• For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected.
• Check that the OUT jacks are properly connected to the recorders input jacks (see Connecting analog
audio sources on page 16).
Subwoofer output is very low.
• To route more signal to the subwoofer, set it to PLUS or set the front speakers to SMALL (see Speaker
Setting on page 43).
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Everything seems to be set up
• The speakers may be out of phase. Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the receiver are
correctly, but the playback sound matched with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on page 17).
is odd.
The PHASE CONTROL feature
• If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the lowpass cutoff is set to
doesn’t seem to have an audible the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on
effect.
the subwoofer, the setting where you think it has the best overall effect on the sound).
• Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker Distance on page 45).
Noise or hum can be heard even • Check that personal computers or other digital components connected to the same power source are not
when there is no sound being
causing interference.
input.
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
• See Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto MCACC) on page 8 to set up your system again
using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the subwoofer output).
The maximum volume available • This is not a malfunction. If the levels in Channel Level on page 44 have been adjusted, the maximum
(shown in the front panel display) volume will change accordingly.
is lower than the +12dB
maximum.
Video
Symptom
Remedy
No image is output when an input • Check the video connections of the source component (see page 14).
is selected.
• For high-definition video (using component video connections), or when digital video conversion is
switched off (in Setting the AV options on page 63), you must connect your TV to this receiver using the same
type of video cable as you used to connect your video component.
• Make sure the input assignment is correct for components connected using component or HDMI cables
(see The Input Setup menu on page 60).
• Check the video output settings of the source component.
• Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct.
Can’t record video.
• Check that the source is not copy-protected.
• The video converter is not available when making recordings. Check that the same type of video cable is
used for connecting both the recorder and the video source (the one you want to record) to this receiver.
Noisy, intermittent, or distorted
picture.
• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video
quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on
the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display
device using the same type of connection (component, S-video or composite), then start playback again.
Settings
Symptom
Remedy
The Auto MCACC Setup
continually shows an error.
• The ambient noise level may be too high. Keep the noise level in the room as low as possible (see also
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 10). If the noise level cannot be kept low enough, you
will have to set up the surround sound manually (page 37).
After using the Auto MCACC
• There may have been some low frequency noise in the room from an air-conditioner, motor, etc. Switch
Setup, the speaker size setting is off all other appliances in the room and use Auto MCACC Setup again.
incorrect.
• Depending on a number of factors (room size, speaker placement, etc.) this may occur in some cases.
You can change the speaker setting manually in Speaker Setting on page 43, and use the ALL (Keep
SPsetting) option for the Auto Mode in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 34 if this is a recurring
problem.
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Symptom
Remedy
Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker
Distance setting (page 38)
properly.
• Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are
matched up properly).
The display shows KEY LOCK
ON when you try to make
settings.
• With the receiver in standby, press STANDBY/ON while holding down the TUNER EDIT button to
disable the key lock.
Most recent settings have been
erased.
• The power cord was disconnected from the wall while adjusting this setting.
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output
Symptom
Remedy
The EQ response displayed in the
graphical output following
calibration does not appear
entirely flat.
• There are cases where the graph does not appear flat (even when selecting ALL CH ADJUST in the Auto
MCACC Setup) due to adjustments made to compensate for room characteristics to achieve optimal sound.
• Areas of the graph may appear identical (before and after) when there is little or no adjustment needed.
• The graph may appear to have shifted vertically when comparing before and after measurements.
EQ adjustments made using the • Despite level adjustments being made, the filters used for analysis may not display these adjustments in
Manual MCACC setup on
the graphical output. However, these adjustments are taken this into account by the filters dedicated to
page 37 do not appear to change overall system calibration.
the graphical output.
Lower frequency response
• Low frequencies used in bass management (the subwoofer channel) will not change for speakers that
curves do not seem to have been have been specified as SMALL in the configuration, or do not output these frequencies.
calibrated for SMALL speakers. • Calibration is performed, but due to your speakers’ low frequency limitations, no measurable sound is
output for display.
Graphical output data seems to
have disappeared.
• If the power is switched off, the measurement data necessary for PC output is cleared.
Display
Symptom
Remedy
The display is dark or off.
• Press DIMMER on the remote control repeatedly to select a different brightness.
After making an adjustment the
display goes off.
• Press DIMMER on the remote control repeatedly to select a different brightness.
You can’t get DIGITAL to display • Check the digital connections and make sure that the digital inputs are assigned correctly (see The Input
when using the SIGNAL SELECT Setup menu on page 60).
button.
• If the multichannel analog inputs are selected, select a different input source.
The Dolby/DTS indicator doesn’t • These indicators do dot light if playback is paused.
light when playing Dolby/DTS
• Check the playback (especially the digital output) settings of the source component.
software.
When playing a DVD-Audio disc, • This is not a malfunction. 96 kHz audio from DVD-Audio discs is only output from the analog outputs of
the DVD player display shows
the DVD player. This receiver cannot show the playback sample rate when using the analog inputs.
96 kHz. However, the receiver’s
display does not.
During playback of a DTS 96/24 • Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 29).
source, the display doesn’t show
96 kHz.
When playing Dolby Digital or
DTS sources, the receiver’s
format indicators do not light.
• Check that the player is connected using a digital connection.
• Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 29).
• Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to PCM.
• Ensure that if there are several audio tracks on the disc, the Dolby Digital or DTS is selected.
When playing certain discs, none • The disc may not contain 5.1/6.1 channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on what audio
of the receiver’s format
tracks are recorded on the disc.
indicators light.
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Symptom
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Remedy
When playing a disc, the
• Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 29).
2 PL II or Neo:6 indicator lights • If a two channel soundtrack is currently playing (including Dolby Surround encoded), then this is not a
on the receiver.
malfunction. Check the disc packaging for details about the audio tracks available.
During playback of a Surround
• The source may be Dolby Surround EX / DTS-ES software, but it has no flag to indicate it is 6.1
EX or DTS-ES source on the SBch compatible. Set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on page 29) then switch to the
AUTO setting, the EX and ES
THX Surround EX or Standard EX listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 26).
indicators don’t light, or the
signal is not properly processed.
During playback of DVD-Audio,
the display shows PCM.
• This will occur when playing DVD-Audio material over the HDMI connection. This is not a malfunction.
Remote control
Symptom
Remedy
Cannot be remote controlled.
• Try replacing the batteries in the remote control (see Loading the batteries on page 7).
• Be sure to operate within 7 m (23 feet) and a 30º angle of the remote sensor on the front panel (see
Operating range of remote control unit on page 22).
• Check that there are no obstacles between the receiver and the remote control.
• Make sure that there is no fluorescent or other strong light shining on to the remote sensor.
• Check the connections of the CONTROL IN jack (see Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s
sensor on page 72).
Other components can’t be
• If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset codes.
operated with the system remote. • The preset code may be incorrect. Redo the procedure for entering preset codes.
The SR cable is connected, but
• Reinsert the SR cable, making sure it’s connected to the right jack (see Using this receiver with a Pioneer
the connected components can’t plasma display on page 57).
be operated with the remote.
• Make sure that there is an analog or HDMI connection between the units. This is necessary for the SR
feature to work.
• Check that the other component is made by Pioneer. The SR feature only works with Pioneer equipment.
HDMI
Symptom
Remedy
The HDMI indicator blinks
continuously.
• Check all the points below.
No picture or sound.
• This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting are also HDCPcompatible. If they are not, please connect them using the component, S-video or composite video jacks.
• Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible that it will not work with this receiver (even
if it is HDCP-compatible). In this case, connect using the component, S-video or composite video jacks
between source and receiver.
• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please
consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.
• If video images do not appear on your TV or plasma display, check the I/P. CONV setting or try adjusting
the resolution, DeepColor or other setting for your component.
• If ‘NOT SUPPORT’ appears in the receiver’s display, check the I/P. CONV setting or try adjusting the
resolution, DeepColor or other setting for your component.
• While analog video signals are being output over HDMI, use a separate connection for audio output.
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
• Check that the HDMI AV setting is set to AMP/THROUGH.
• If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.
• Check the audio output settings of the source component.
Noisy or distorted picture.
• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video
quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on
the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display
device using the same type of connection (component, S-video or composite), then start playback again.
• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please
consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.
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Symptom
Remedy
HDCP ERROR shows in the
display.
• Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is not compatible with
HDCP, reconnect the source device using a different type of connection (component, S-video or composite).
Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as
there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.
iPod messages
Symptom
Cause
Action
Error I1
There is a problem with the signal path from the Switch off the receiver and reconnect the iPod to the receiver.
iPod to the receiver.
If this doesn’t seem to work, try resetting your iPod.
Error I2
The software version being used with the iPod
needs to be updated.
Update the software being used with the iPod (software
versions prior to iPod update 2004-10-20 are not supported).
No Music Track
There are no playable songs currently stored in
the iPod.
Input some music files compatible with iPod playback.
Symptom
Cause
Action
Check Antenna
The XM antenna is not connected.
Check that the XM antenna cable is attached securely.
XM ANT ERR
A short-circuit occurring in the antenna or
surrounding antenna cable.
Make sure that there is nothing unusual with the antenna or
antenna cable. Switch the power off then back on again.
Updating
The radio is being updated with the latest
encryption code.
Wait until the encryption code has been updated. Channels
00 and 01 should function normally.
No Signal
The XM signal is too weak at the current location. n/a
Loading
The receiver is acquiring audio or program
information.
Wait until the information has been received.
Off Air
The channel currently selected has stopped
broadcasting.
Select another channel.
CH– – –
You have selected a channel that does not exist, The receiver will automatically switch to channel 001 (or the
or that you have not subscribed to.
last selected channel).
––––––––
There is no artist name/feature, song/program
title, or channel category associated with the
channel at this time.
XM radio messages
No action needed.
SIRIUS radio messages
Symptom
Cause
Action
Antenna Error
Antenna is not properly connected.
Check that the antenna cable is attached securely.
Check Sirius Tuner
SIRIUS Connect tuner is not properly connected. Check that the 8 pin mini DIN cable and AC Adapter are
attached securely.
Acquiring Signal
The SIRIUS signal is too weak at the current
location.
n/a
Subscription Updating
Unit is updating subscription.
Wait until the encryption code has been updated.
Updating Channels
Unit is updating channels.
Wait until the encryption code has been updated.
Invalid Channel
Selected channel is not available/does not exist. Select another channel.
Note
• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the power plug
from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
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Dolby Digital Plus
Surround sound formats
Below is a brief description of the main surround sound
formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial
broadcasts, and video cassettes.
Dolby
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See
www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding system
widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD and digital
broadcast soundtracks. It can deliver up to six discrete audio
channels, comprising five full range channels and a special
LFE (low frequency effects) channel used mainly for deep,
rumbling sound effects; hence the term “5.1-channel” Dolby
Digital.
In addition to the format features above, Dolby Digital
decoders offer downmixing for compatibility with mono,
stereo and Dolby Pro Logic audio from a number of bit rates
and channels. Another feature, called Dialog Normalization,
attenuates programs based on the average level of dialog in
a program relative to its peak level (also known as Dialnorm)
in order to achieve uniform playback level.
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Digital Surround EX (the EX stands for EXtended) is an
extension of Dolby Digital encoding whereby a surround
back channel is matrixed into the surround left/right
channels for 6.1 channel playback. This allows for
compatibility with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel decoding, as
well as for decoding using Dolby Digital EX.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an improved version of the Dolby Pro
Logic II (and Dolby Pro Logic) decoding system. Using the
innovative “steering logic” circuit, this system extracts
surround sound from sources as follows:
• Dolby Pro Logic – 4.1 channel sound (mono surround)
from any stereo source
• Dolby Pro Logic II – 5.1 channel sound (stereo
surround) from any stereo source
• Dolby Pro Logic IIx – 6.1 or 7.1 channel sound (stereo
surround and surround back) from two channel or
5.1(and 6.1) channel sources
With two channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is
generated by bass management in the receiver.
Dolby Surround is an encoding system which embeds
surround sound information within a stereo soundtrack,
which a Dolby Pro Logic decoder can then use for enhanced
surround listening with greater sound detail.
Dolby Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology
for all high-definition programming and media. It combines
the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the
power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential
expected in the upcoming high-definition era. Built on Dolby
Digital, the multi-channel audio standard for DVD and HD
broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for
the next-generation A/V receivers but remains fully
compatible with all current A/V receivers.
Dolby Digital Plus delivers multi-channel audio programs of
up to 7.1 channels (*) and supports multiple programs in a
single encoded bitstream with the maximum bit rate
potential of up to 6 Mbps and the maximum bit rate
performance of up to 3 Mbps on HD DVD and 1.7 Mbps on
Blu-ray Disc, and it outputs Dolby Digital bitstreams for
playback on existing Dolby Digital systems. Dolby Digital
Plus can accurately reproduce the sound originally intended
by directors and producers.
It also features multi-channel sound with discrete channel
output, interactive mixing and streaming capability in
advanced systems. Supported by High-Definition Media
Interface (HDMI), a single-cable digital connection is
possible for high-definition audio and video.
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby TrueHD is the next-generation lossless encoding
technology developed for high-definition optical discs in the
upcoming era. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that
is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true
high-definition entertainment experience on high-definition
optical discs in the next generation. When coupled with
high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an
unprecedented home theater experience with stunning
sound and high-definition picture.
It supports bit rates of up to 18 Mbps and records up to 8 fullrange channels (*) individually with 24-bit/96 kHz audio. It
also features extensive metadata including dialogue
normalization and dynamic range control. Supported by
High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI), a single-cable
digital connection is possible for high-definition audio and
video.
* HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc standards currently limit their
maximum number of audio channels to eight, whereas
Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD support more than
eight audio channels.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic”, “Surround EX” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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DTS
DTS-HD Master Audio
The DTS technologies are explained below. See
www.dtstech.com for more detailed information.
DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers master
audio sources recorded in a professional studio to listeners
without any loss of data, preserving audio quality. DTS-HD
Master Audio adopts variable data transfer rates, facilitating
data transfer to the maximum rate of 24.5 Mbps in the
Blu-ray disc format, 18.0 Mbps in the HD-DVD format, which
by far exceeds that of a standard DVD. These high data
transfer rates enable lossless transmission of 96 kHz/24-bit
7.1-channel audio sources without deteriorating the quality
of the original sound. DTS-HD Master Audio is an
irreplaceable technology that can reproduce sound faithfully
as intended by the creator of music or movies.
DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel audio coding system
from DTS Inc. now widely used for DVD-Video, DVD-Audio,
5.1 music discs, digital broadcasts, and video games. It can
deliver up to six discrete audio channels, comprising five full
range channels, including an LFE channel. Higher sound
quality is achieved through the use of a low compression
rate, and high rates of transmittance during playback.
“DTS” is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc. and “DTS-HD
Master Audio” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
DTS-ES
Windows MediaTM Audio 9 Professional
DTS-ES (the ES stands for Extended Surround) is a decoder
that is capable of decoding both DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 and
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 encoded sources. DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
gives ‘true’ 6.1 channel sound, with a completely separate
(discrete) surround back channel. DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 has a
surround back channel matrixed into the surround left/right
channels. Both sources are also compatible with a
conventional DTS 5.1 channel decoder.
Windows MediaTM Audio 9 Professional (WMA9 Pro) is a
discrete surround format developed by Microsoft
Corporation.
DTS Neo:6
DTS Neo:6 can generate 6.1 channel surround sound from
any matrixed stereo source (such as video or TV) and from 5.1
channel sources. It uses both the channel information
already encoded into the source, as well as its own
processing to determine channel localization (with two
channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is generated by
bass management in the receiver). Two modes (Cinema and
Music) are available using DTS Neo:6 with two channel
sources.
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 is an extension of the original DTS Digital
Surround which offers high quality 96 kHz/24-bit audio using
a DTS 96/24 decoder. This format is also fully backward
compatible with all existing decoders. This means that DVD
players can play this software using a conventional DTS 5.1
channel decoder.
DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-EXPRESS is a low-bitrate encoding technology
supporting up to 5.1 channels with fixed data transfer rates.
This format is incorporated with sub audio on HD DVD and
secondary audio on Blu-ray Disc while boasting the potential
applicability to upcoming broadcasts and memory audio
contents.
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WMA9 Pro can support up to 5.1/7.1 channel playback with
sampling rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. Using the unique WMA
compression techniques, WMA9 Pro can deliver
multichannel music and soundtracks over high-speed
internet networks at low bit rates with minimal audio
degradation. Playback may be enjoyed with the Windows
MediaTM Player 9 Series (or above) and other third-party
media players on a personal computer, or with an AV
amplifier with on-board WMA9 Pro decoding.
Windows MediaTM and the Windows logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
About THX
The THX technologies are explained below. See
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THX Cinema processing
THX is an exclusive set of standards and technologies established by
THX Ltd. THX grew from George Lucas’ personal desire to make your
experience of the film soundtrack, in both movie theatres and in your
home theatre, as faithful as possible to what the director intended.
Movie soundtracks are mixed in special movie theatres called
dubbing stages and are designed to be played back in movie theatres
with similar equipment and conditions. This same soundtrack is then
transferred directly onto Laserdisc, VHS tape, DVD, etc., and is not
changed for playback in a small home theatre environment. THX
engineers developed patented technologies to accurately translate
the sound from the movie theatre environment into the home,
correcting the tonal and spatial errors that occur. On this product,
when the THX indicator is on, THX features are automatically added
in Cinema modes (e.g. THX Cinema, THX Surround EX).
•
Re-Equalization
The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and
harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home because
film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie
theaters using very different professional equipment. Re-Equalization
restores the correct tonal balance for watching a movie soundtrack in
a small home environment.
•
Timbre Matching
The human ear changes our perception of a sound depending on the
direction from which the sound is coming. In a movie theatre, there is
an array of surround speakers so that the surround information is all
around you. In a home theatre, you use only two speakers located to
the side of your head. The Timbre Matching feature filters the
information going to the surround speakers so that they more closely
match the tonal characteristics of the sound coming from the front
speakers. This ensures seamless panning between the front and
surround speakers.
•
Adaptive Decorrelation
In a movie theatre, a large number of surround speakers help create
an enveloping surround sound experience, but in a home theatre
there are usually only two speakers. This can make the surround
speakers sound like headphones that lack spaciousness and
envelopment. The surround sounds will also collapse into the closest
speaker as you move away from the middle seating position. Adaptive
Decorrelation slightly changes one surround channel’s time and
phase relationship with respect to the other surround channel. This
expands the listening position and creates—with only two speakers—
the same spacious surround experience as in a movie theatre.
•
THX Select2
Before any home theatre component can be THX Select2 certified, it
must incorporate all the features above and also pass a rigorous
series of quality and performance tests. Only then can a product
feature the THX Select2 logo, which is your guarantee that the Home
Theatre products you purchase will give you superb performance for
many years to come. THX Select2 requirements cover every aspect of
the product including pre-amplifier and power amplifier performance
and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both the digital
and analog domain.
•
THX Surround EX
THX Surround EX - Dolby Digital Surround EX is a joint development
of Dolby Laboratories and the THX Ltd. In a movie theater, film
soundtracks that have been encoded with Dolby Digital Surround EX
technology are able to reproduce an extra channel which has been
added during the mixing of the program. This channel, called
Surround Back, places sounds behind the listener in addition to the
currently available front left, front center, front right, surround right,
surround left and subwoofer channels. This additional channel
provides the opportunity for more detailed imaging behind the
listener and brings more depth, spacious ambience and sound
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localization than ever before. Movies that were created using the
Dolby Digital Surround EX technology, when released into the home
consumer market may exhibit wording to that effect on the
packaging. A list of movies created using this technology can be
found on the Dolby web site at www.dolby.com.
Only receiver and controller products bearing the THX Surround EX
logo, when in the THX Surround EX mode, faithfully reproduce this
new technology in the home.
This product may also engage the “THX Surround EX” mode during
the playback of 5.1 channel material that is not Dolby Digital
Surround EX encoded. In such case the information delivered to the
Surround Back channel will be program dependent and may or may
not be very pleasing depending on the particular soundtrack and the
tastes of the individual listener.
•
Advanced Speaker Array (ASA)
ASA is a proprietary THX technology which processes the sound fed
to 2 side and 2 back surround speakers to provide the optimal
surround sound experience. When you set up your home theater
system using all eight speaker outputs (Left, Center, Right, Surround
Right, Surround Back Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Left and
Subwoofer) placing the two Surround Back speakers close together
facing the front of the room as shown in the diagram will provide the
largest sweet spot. If for practical reasons you have to place the
Surround Back speakers apart, you will need to go to the THX Audio
Set-up screen and choose the setting that most closely corresponds
to the speaker spacing, which will re-optimize the surround soundfield.
ASA is used in three new modes; THX Select2 Cinema, THX
MusicMode and THX Games Mode.
•
THX Select2 Cinema mode
THX Select2 Cinema mode plays 5.1 movies using all eight speakers
giving you the best possible movie watching experience. In this mode,
ASA processing blends the side surround speakers and back
surround speakers providing the optimal mix of ambient and
directional surround sounds.
DTS-ES (Matrix and 6.1 Discrete) and Dolby Digital Surround EX
encoded soundtracks will be automatically detected in Select2
Cinema mode if the appropriate flag has been encoded.
Some Dolby Digital Surround EX soundtracks are missing the digital
flag that allows automatic switching. If you know that the movie that
you are watching is encoded in Surround EX, you can manually select
the THX Surround EX playback mode, otherwise THX Select2 Cinema
mode will apply ASA processing to provide optimum replay.
•
THX MusicMode
For the replay of multi-channel music the THX MusicMode should be
selected. In this mode THX ASA processing is applied to the surround
channels of all 5.1 encoded music sources such as DTS, Dolby Digital
and DVD-Audio to provide a wide stable rear soundstage.
•
THX Games Mode
For the replay of stereo and multi-channel game audio the THX
Games Mode should be selected. In this mode THX ASA processing
is applied to the surround channels of all 5.1 and 2.0 encoded game
sources such as analog, PCM, DTS and Dolby Digital. This accurately
places all game audio surround information, providing a full 360
degree playback environment. THX Games Mode is unique as it gives
you a smooth transition of audio in all points of the surround field.
THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be
registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
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Listening modes with different input signal formats
The following charts outline the listening modes available with different input signal formats, depending on the surround back
channel processing and decoding method you have selected.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
ON/AUTO
(Automatically
selects 6.1/7.1
channel decoding)
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
(except for 176.4 kHz/
192 kHz)
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THXa
THX GAMES MODEb
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD
DTS-EXPRESS
WMA9 Pro
(88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
Stereo playback
THX CINEMA
Stereo playback
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
As above
–
As above
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THXa
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
THX GAMES MODEb
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
DTS Surround
As above
As above
Neo:6 CINEMA
XM Radio
As above
As above
XM HD Surround
Other stereo sources
As above
As above
Stereo playback
SACD
As above
–
As above
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
(except for 176.4 kHz/
192 kHz)
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME
2 PRO LOGIC
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THX
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD
DTS-EXPRESS
WMA9 Pro
(88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
Stereo playback
THX CINEMA
Stereo playback
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
As above
–
As above
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME
2 PRO LOGIC
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THX
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
SBch
Processing
OFFc
(Maximum 5.1
channel playback)
DTS Surround
As above
As above
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
As above
As above
Stereo playback
SACD
As above
–
As above
a.2 Pro Logic has a maximum of 5.1 channel playback.
b.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
c.Automatically selected if no surround back speakers are connected.
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Multichannel signal formats
SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
Straight decoding
THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
(except for 176.4 kHz/
192 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
–
Straight decoding
DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-HD
DTS-HD Master Audio
WMA9 Pro
(88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMA
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIEa
DTS-ES
(6.1 channel sources/
6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
DTS-ES+THX (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS and DTS 96/24
(5.1 channel encoding)
DTS+Neo:6
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
DTS+Neo:6+THX
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
DTS+Neo:6
Dolby Digital
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
PCM
(5.1 channel encoding)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE+THXa
THX Select2 CINEMAa
THX MUSICMODEa
THX GAMES MODEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
SACD
(5.1 channel encoding)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX MUSICMODE
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
SBch
Dolby Digital Plus
Processing
Dolby TrueHD
ON
DTS-HD
(7.1 channel
DTS-HD Master Audio
decoding used for WMA9 Pro (44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
all sources)
PCM
(6.1/7.1 channel)
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SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
AUTO
(Automatically
selects 6.1/7.1
channel
decoding)
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD
DTS-HD Master Audio
WMA9 Pro
PCM
(6.1/7.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
–
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
THX SURROUND EX
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
DTS-ES (6.1 channel
sources/6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES+THX (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
Other 5.1 channel sources
(5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
THX Select2 CINEMA
(Maximum 5.1 channel
THX CINEMA playback with only
one surround back speaker)
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
SACD
(5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
THX MUSICMODEa
Straight decoding
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
SACD
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
–
Straight decoding
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel
sources
As above
THX CINEMA
As above
SBch
Processing
OFFb
(Maximum 5.1
channel
playback)
a.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
b.Automatically selected if no surround back speakers are connected.
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Stream direct with different input signal formats
The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct mode (see
Using Stream Direct on page 28) you have selected.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
Surround Back speaker(s)
Input signal format
DIRECT
PURE DIRECT
Connected
(Maximum 7.1 channel
playback)
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
DTS Surround
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
DTS Surround
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
Surround Back speaker(s)
Input signal format
DIRECT
PURE DIRECT
Connected
(Maximum 7.1 channel
playback)
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 PRO LOGIC llx MOVIEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 PRO LOGIC llx MOVIEa
DTS-ES (6.1 channel sources/
6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES
(Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES
(Matrix/Discrete)
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
Straight decoding
Straight decoding
5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
Straight decoding
Straight decoding
Not connected
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
Multichannel signal formats
Not connected
(Maximum 5.1 channel
playback)
a.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
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FM Tuner Section
Specifications
Amplifier section
Continuous average power output of 120 watts* per
channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz with no
more than 0.2 %** total harmonic distortion (front).
Continuous Power Output (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 8 Ω, 0.09 %)
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 W + 110 W
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 W
Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 W + 110 W
Surround back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 W + 110 W
Continuous Power Output (1 kHz, 6 Ω, 1.0 %)
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 W + 150 W
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 W
Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 W + 150 W
Surround back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 W + 150 W
Total harmonic distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.05 %
(20 Hz to 20 kHz, 100 W, 8 Ω)
* Measured pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s
Trade Regulation rule on Power Output Claims for Amplifiers
** Measured by Audio Spectrum Analyzer
Audio Section
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 kHz to 1700 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop antenna
Miscellaneous
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490 W, 650 VA
In standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.65 W
AC Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (switched) 100 W MAX.
Dimensions . . . . . . 420 (W) mm x 173 (H) mm x 465 (D) mm
(16 9/16 (W) in. x 6 13/16 (H) in. x 18 5/16 (D) in.)
Weight (without package) . . . . . . . . . . .15.3 kg (33 lbs 12 oz)
Furnished Parts
Composite Video / S-Video Section
Cleaning the unit
Component Video Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 dB
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 100 MHz
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AM Tuner Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 mV/47 kΩ
Frequency Response (LINE) . . . . . . 5 Hz to 100 000 Hz dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 mV/2.2 kΩ
Tone Control
BASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (100 Hz)
TREBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (10 kHz)
LOUDNESS . . . . . . . . . . +4 dB / +2 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
(at volume position –40 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio [EIA, at 1 W (1 kHz)]
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 dB
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 dB
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 10 MHz
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Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity . . . . . . . Mono: 13.2 dBf, IHF (1.3 µV/75 Ω)
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 Ω unbalanced
Setup microphone (for Auto MCACC setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
These operating instructions
1
1
1
1
Note
• Specifications and the design are subject to possible
modifications without notice, due to improvements.
• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and
dirt.
• When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth
dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six
times with water, and wrung out well, and then wipe
again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or
cleansers.
• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or
other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will
corrode the surface.
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We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit
you’ve just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how
you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. This manufacturer and the
Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that
lets the sound come through loud and clear without
annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly,
without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
“comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound.
So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and
harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by
setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your
hearing adapts.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will
provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often
undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer
and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of
sound levels is included for your protection.
Decibel
Level Example
30
40
50
60
70
80
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock
at two feet.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS
UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
90 Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
100 Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
120 Rock band concert in front of speakers,
thunderclap
140 Gunshot blast, jet plane
180 Rocket launching pad
Once you have established a comfortable sound
level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent
hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we
want you listening for a lifetime.
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Should this product require service in the U.S.A. and you wish to locate the nearest Pioneer
Authorized Independent Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts,
operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown
below.
800–421–1404
Please do not ship your product to Pioneer without first calling the Customer Support
Division at the above listed number for assistance.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Customer Support Division
P.O. BOX 1760, Long Beach,
CA 90801-1760, U.S.A.
For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.
Should this product require service in Canada, please contact a Pioneer Canadian
Authorized Dealer to locate the nearest Pioneer Authorized Service Company in Canada.
Alternatively, please contact the Customer Satisfaction Department at the following address:
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.
Customer Satisfaction Department
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2
1-877-283-5901
905-479-4411
For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.
Si ce produit doit être réparé au Canada, veuillez vous adresser à un distributeur autorisé
Pioneer du Canada pour obtenir le nom du Centre de Service Autorisé Pioneer le plus près
de chez-vous. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Service à la clientèle de Pioneer:
Pioneer Électroniques du Canada, Inc.
Service Clientèle
300, Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2
1-877-283-5901
905-479-4411
Pour obtenir des renseignements sur la garantie, veuillez vous reporter au feuillet sur la
garantie restreinte qui accompagne le produit.
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Copyright © 2007 Pioneer Corporation.
All rights reserved.
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