Optimus 31-3042, Professional STAV-3770 Owner's manual

Optimus 31-3042, Professional STAV-3770 Owner's manual
Cat. No.
31-3038
Digital Synthesize
Audio/Video
Surround Receive
STAV-3590
Owner’s Manual
Please read before using this equipment.
Introducing the Optimus STAV-3590
Your Optimus STAV-3590 Digital Synthesized A/V Surround Receiver is the perfect control center for your audio/video system. It combines 150 watts-per-channel of clean power with modern styling and provides connections for one tape
deck, one audio/video source, one more tape deck or audio/video playback
source, a turntable, a CD player, and a video monitor.
Your receiver also has special sound options. Dolby Pro-Logic Surround Sound
delivers movie theater sound for audio/video programs (especially those
encoded with Dolby Surround Sound signals). Dolby 3CH Logic provides a
wider sound field than ordinary playback. Studio Effect simulates the ambiance
of a recording studio, adding extra richness to your music. Arena creates a listening environment that simulates a concert hall or a movie theater. Simulated
Surround gives you a surround-sound effect even when you listen to monaural
sources.
Additional features include:
Digital-Synthesized Tuner Precisely tunes to AM and FM stations.
Multi-Jog Tuning Offers you a simple tuning method for either memorized stations or the entire
frequency range.
Automatic Tuning Searches for the next available AM/FM station.
30 Memory Locations Let you store and recall the frequencies for up to 30 AM/FM stations.
Subwoofer Output Lets you easily connect an amplified subwoofer that delivers the very low frequency bass sounds, bringing out the richness and depth of music plus the full
impact of motion-picture special effects for sound you can actually feel.
Super Bass Creates a richer, fuller sound by enhancing the audio program’s bass.
Tape Monitoring Lets you listen to the actual recording as you record, if your tape deck has a
tape-monitoring feature.
Built-In Protection Circuits Turn off the receiver to help avoid power surge or short circuit damage.
Trainable Remote Control Lets you use a single remote control for the receiver and other compatible components connected to the receiver.
Display Blanking Lets you turn off the display so the light does not disturb you in low-light situations.
For your records, record the receiver’s serial number here. The serial number is on
the receiver’s back panel.
Serial Number:_____________________________________________
Note to the Cable TV System Installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Additionally licensed under one or more of the following Patents: U.S. Number 3,959,590; Canadian Numbers 1,004,603 and 1,037,877.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
 1996 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Optimus is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
RadioShack is a trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This receiver is made and tested to meet exacting
safety standards. It meets both UL and FCC requirements.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIAANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this system to rain or moisture.
Careful attention is devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your receiver, and safety is
a major factor in its design. However, safety is also your responsibility.
This section lists important information that will help you properly use and enjoy your receiver and
accessories. Read all the included safety and operating instructions before using your receiver. Follow them closely, and retain them for future reference.
Heed Warnings — Follow all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for
cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Attachments — Do not use attachments/accessories not recommended by the product manufacturer, as they might create a hazard.
Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool).
CAUTION
!
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
within the system’s enclosure that might be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock. Do not open the system’s
case.
!
This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this system.
CAUTION
Power Lines—Locate an outdoor antenna away from
power lines.
Nonuse Periods—Unplug the receiver’s power cord
when you will not use it for extended periods.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding—If an outside antenna
or cable system is connected to the receiver, ground
the antenna or cable system so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 80, provides information about proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antennadischarge unit, connection to grounding electrodes,
and requirements for the grounding electrode. See the
example below.
Antenna
Lead-In
Wire
Ground Clamp
Electric
Service
Equipment
Antenna
Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Grounding Clamps
NEC -- National Electrical Code
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC Article 250, Part H)
Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use
only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
product. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mounting, and use a recommended mounting
accessory.
Carts — Move the product on a cart carefully. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product/cart to overturn.
Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet provide ventilation, ensure reliable operation, and protect from overheating. Do not block or cover these openings, and do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do
not place the product in a built-in bookcase or rack unless it provides proper ventilation as specified by the manufacturer.
Power Sources — Operate this product using only the power source indicated on its marking label.
If you are not sure of your home's power type, consult your product dealer or local power company.
Polarization — This product is equipped with a polarized AC line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit in the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still doesn't fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. If you need an extension, use a polarized cord.
Power-Cord Protection — Route power-supply cords so they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed on or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
Lightning — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles,
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings, as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
• When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
• If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, as an improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or having the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check — Upon completion of service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician
to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling Mount — The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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Contents
Preparing Your Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Positioning Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Connecting Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Connecting Program Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Connecting the Antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Using One Remote Control for More than One Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing the Remote Control’s Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the AC Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting to AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Demonstration Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Balance Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Muting the Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tuning the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using FM Mono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the Auto Source Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Turning Off the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using Sleep (Remote Control Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cassette Deck/VCR Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the VCR/TAPE 1 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the TAPE 2 MONITOR Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Recording a Program Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Dubbing a Cassette Tape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Playing and Recording Video Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using Advanced Sound Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Sound Mode Adjustments (Remote Control Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Returning Controls to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The FCC Wants You to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Index to Features by Control Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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Preparing Your Receiver
Caution: Make all the necessary connections before you plug in or turn on the receiver.
Positioning Speakers
a
L
R
Halfway Point
Between Speake
b
a=b
Person in Listening Area
• Surround speakers generally sound
best if you position them above ear
level.
• To avoid interference with the picture
on a nearby TV, use magnetically
shielded speaker systems. This is particularly important for the center
speaker since it is usually located
closest to the TV.
Where you place your speakers (not supplied) can make a noticeable difference
in your system’s sound. The guidelines in this section will help you choose the
best locations. After you use your receiver for a while, you might want to try different locations for your speakers.
Bass response depends largely on speaker location. For strong bass, place the
speakers in the corners of the room. If you want even stronger bass, place the
speakers directly on the floor. If the bass is too strong, move the speakers
slightly away from the corners of the room, or raise them 6 to 18 inches off the
floor. You can buy speaker stands at your local RadioShack store.
The distance between the speakers should be about the same as the distance
between the normal listening point and the point halfway between the speakers.
If you place the speakers too close together, you reduce the stereo separation.
If you place them too far apart, you reduce the bass effect and create a hole in
the middle of the sound.
Most speakers have a tweeter dispersion angle of about 60 degrees. Ideally,
your listening position should be just inside the overlap area of the tweeter dispersion. You can angle the speakers toward you for better stereo effect.
To position your speakers for surround sound, place the A or B speakers at the
front of your listening area, and place the surround speakers behind or to the
sides of the listening point (see “Using Advanced Sound Options” on Page 20).
Also, place the center speaker above, below, or behind the TV. Sound might not
appear to coincide with the picture if you place it beside the TV.
TV
Front Left
Speaker
Center Speaker Front Right
Speaker
Front
Listening
Area
Rear Left
Speaker
Rear Rear Right
Speaker
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting Speakers
Follow these guidelines when you select
and connect speakers.
• Be sure you properly connect all
speakers.
• Do not connect two pairs of speakers
to a single set of terminals (A or B) at
the same time. When you use two
pairs of speakers, connect one set to
Speakers A and one set to Speakers B.
• Realistic, Optimus, and other highquality speakers have color-coded
speaker terminals (red for positive
polarity and black for negative polarity). Use these color-coded terminals
as a guide to help you properly connect the speakers to the receiver.
• Use 16-gauge (or larger) speaker wire
for all speaker connections, and consider possible speaker locations
before you decide how much speaker
wire you need.
Preparing the Speaker Wires
Speaker wire consists of two conductors (individual wires) encased in insulation
and is usually color-coded or marked with a ridge along one side so you can
identify each conductor. Use these markings as a guide to help you properly
connect the speakers to your receiver.
Follow these steps to prepare the speaker wires.
Wire Strand
Conductor
Wire Strands
Conductor
1. Cut the speaker wires to the necessary length.
2. Separate the wires about 4 inches on each end.
3. Using a wire stripper, carefully strip about 3/4 inch of insulation from the
end of each conductor.
4. Twist the end of each conductor to secure any loose wire strands.
Surround
Speakers
R
R
R
L
T
Left
L
A
A
B
T
R
CENTER
SPEAKER
REAR
SPEAKERS
B
R
L
FRONT SPEAKERS
Center Speaker
Front B Speakers
Front A Speakers
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Left
Left
Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting the A and B Speakers
Note: Be sure you connect the
receiver’s right and left positive (+) and
negative (–) terminals to the speaker’s
corresponding right and left positive (+)
and negative (–) terminals.
Follow these steps to connect the right speaker to the receiver’s right FRONT
SPEAKERS A terminals.
1. Press the receiver’s FRONT SPEAKERS A R (+) red lever and insert the
ridged or color-coded conductor’s end into the small hole. Pull back the
lever to secure the conductor.
+ R –
2. Press the receiver’s FRONT SPEAKERS A R (–) black lever and insert the
other conductor’s end into the small hole. Pull back the lever to secure the
conductor.
3. Connect the ridged or color-coded conductor’s loose end to the right
speaker’s positive (+) terminal.
4. Connect the remaining loose conductor to the right speaker’s negative (–)
terminal.
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 to connect the left speaker to the receiver’s FRONT
SPEAKERS A L terminals.
Repeat this entire process to connect a second pair of speakers to the FRONT
SPEAKERS B terminals.
Connecting Surround-Sound Speakers
You can connect a pair of speakers to the receiver’s REAR SPEAKERS terminals
for surround-sound programs. Follow the steps in “Connecting the A and B
Speakers.”
Connecting the Center Speaker
The center speaker gives additional ambiance to surround sound. Connect the
center speaker to the CENTER SPEAKER terminals. Follow the steps in “Connecting the A and B Speakers.”
Connecting Center Channel and Subwoofer Amplifiers
To increase the center channel’s output power, you can connect a power amplifier to the CENTER jack, as shown. Then connect the center channel speaker to
the amplifier.
Your receiver includes a line-level subwoofer output. Connecting a subwoofer to
your system dramatically extends bass response for incredible richness and
depth. When you listen to surround-sound programs, a subwoofer enhances
your home theater experience by realistically recreating the rumble of an earthquake, the bone-jarring percussion of a cannon, and more.
To use this output, simply connect it to an amplified subwoofer’s line-level input
or to an amplifier to which you have connected a subwoofer.
RadioShack stores sell a variety of suitable subwoofers and amplifiers.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting Program Sources
You can connect up to five external program sources to your receiver.
L
OUT PUT
R
L
L
R
L
R
L
CD Player
FM
UNBAL
75
R
TO MONITOR TV
GND
IN
OUT
IN
VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
REC
AM
PLAY
L
IN
GND
L
LOOP R
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
CD
R
OUT
PHONO
TAPE2
MONITOR
CD
LD
R
VCR
/TAPE1
CONTROL
GND
L
R
L
R
R
Connecting a Turntable
Use shielded audio cables with phono
connectors for all audio connections.
Connect a turntable with a magnetic cartridge only. Some older turntables use a
ceramic-type cartridge that does not work with this system.
Connect the turntable’s left and right cables to the receiver’s left and right
PHONO jacks. Then connect the turntable’s ground wire to the receiver’s GND
terminal.
Connecting Cassette Deck(s)
Note: If you place the cassette deck
directly above, below, or to the left of the
receiver, the receiver could interfere with
the cassette deck’s operation. If possible, position the cassette deck to the
right of the receiver or locate it away
from the receiver.
You can connect cassette decks to the VCR/TAPE 1 and the TAPE 2 MONITOR
jacks. Connect the cassette deck’s output jacks to the VCR/TAPE 1 IN (audio) or
TAPE 2 PLAY jacks, and connect the input jacks of your cassette deck to VCR/
TAPE 1 OUT (audio) or TAPE 2 REC jacks.
You can connect a third cassette deck (for playback only) to the LD IN (audio)
jacks.
Connecting a CD Player
To connect a CD player to the receiver, connect the CD player’s left and right
output jacks to the receiver’s L and R CD input jacks.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting Video Sources
Note: If your VCR is monaural, use a Yadapter (available at your local
RadioShack store) to connect the VCR’s
audio output to both the L and R audio
inputs on the receiver.
If you connect two video sources such as VCRs or laser disc players to your
receiver, you can use the receiver to switch between viewing the sources. You
can also use the receiver to easily record from the video sources to the source
connected to VCR/TAPE 1.
LD Player
TV Monitor
AUDIO
OUT
L
L
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
R
V
R
V
V
V
R
L
FM
UNBAL
75
TO MONITOR TV
GND
IN
OUT
IN
VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
R
CENTER
PLAY
REC
AM
L
A
A
IN
L
LOOP R
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
R
L
PRE OUT
L
GND
B
OUT
PHONO
TAPE2
MONITOR
CD
VCR
/TAPE1
LD
R
PRE OUT
CONTROL
B
R
L
FRONT SPEAKERS
AC OUTLET
V
V
REAR
SPEAKERS
R
R
CENTER
SPEAKER
SUB
WOOFER
GND
V
V
L
L
VIDEO
L
IN
OUT
R
L
R
L
R
VCR
VCR
(REC)
IN
(PLAY)
OUT
Connect phono cables from a VCR’s audio outputs to the receiver’s VCR/TAPE 1
or LD IN (audio) jacks. Then connect phono cables from the receiver’s VCR/
TAPE 1 OUT (audio) jacks to the VCR’s audio input jacks.
Connect video cables from each video source’s video outputs to the receiver’s
VCR/TAPE 1 or LD VIDEO IN jacks. Then connect video cables from the
receiver’s VCR/TAPE 1 VIDEO OUT jack to the VCR’s video input.
Connecting a Video Monitor
The monitor (or TV with baseband video input) you connect to the VIDEO OUT
terminal can monitor any program you connect to the receiver’s VCR/TAPE 1 or
LD input jacks. Then connect a video cable from the receiver’s VIDEO OUT TO
MONITOR TV jack to the monitor’s video input.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Connecting the Antennas
In many cities, the supplid indoor AM loop and FM antennas provide adequate
reception.
AM Antennas
Leg
Assemble the included antenna’s base by swinging the base in the direction of
the arrow and inserting the antenna’s bottom tabs into the base’s slot. Then
attach the antenna wires to the AM and GND terminals (bottom two terminals).
Lead Wire
Place the antenna on a flat surface and rotate it for the best AM reception.
If the receiver is in a rack or on a shelf and there is no room for the AM loop
antenna, use two screws (not supplied) to mount the base on the wall or
another location as shown.
Notes:
• Keep the AM loop antenna connected even when you use another indoor
antenna or an outdoor AM antenna.
• Ensure the antenna does not touch the receiver or other metal objects.
Lead Wire
FM
UNBAL
75
GND
Ground
• Do not place the antenna near a CD player, a personal computer, or a TV
set.
AM Loop Anten
AM
GND
• If the wire between your AM loop antenna and receiver is too short, you
can add extra wire, available at your local RadioShack store.
You can also use a RadioShack shortwave antenna kit (Cat. No. 278758), which makes an excellent outdoor AM antenna. Connect the outdoor AM antenna wire to the receiver’s AM terminal, as shown.
LOOP
ANTENNA
r AM Antenna
FM
UNBAL
75
GND
AM
FM Antenna
FM Antennas
FM
UNBAL
75
Connect the supplied FM antenna to the FM UNBAL 75Ω terminal and extend it
as shown.
GND
AM
GND
LOOP
ANTENNA
Note: For the best results, use 75-ohm
coaxial cable to connect an outdoor
antenna to the receiver.
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For better FM reception, you can also use a rabbit-ear TV antenna (for indoor
use only) or an outdoor VHF TV antenna. To connect the TV antenna to the
receiver, you need a VHF/UHF/FM splitter (not included). RadioShack stores
carry a full line of quality outdoor antennas and antenna connection accessories.
Preparing Your Receiver
Warning: To prevent injury, read and follow all cautions and warnings that
accompany the outdoor antenna.
For the best radio reception, use an outdoor antenna. Follow these steps to
connect an outdoor FM antenna to the receiver using 75Ω cable.
Note: If your antenna has 300Ω twin-lead cable, consult your local RadioShack
store for the correct adapter.
1. Disconnect the supplied FM antenna from the receiver’s FM UNBAL 75Ω
terminal.
2. With a stripping tool, remove about 1 1/2 inches of the cable’s outer insulation to expose the cable’s shielding.
3. Fold back the insulation from the inner insulation.
4. Remove about 1 inch of the inner insulation from around the center wire.
Inner Insulation
Center Wir
Outer Insulation
Caution: The cable’s shielding should
only touch the GND terminal.
Shielding
5. Pull the shielding to one side. Connect the center wire to the receiver’s FM
UNBAL 75Ω terminal. Twist the shielding to secure any loose wire strands,
and connect it to the GND terminal.
FM Outdoor Antenna
FM
UNBA
75
75 Coaxial Cable
GND
AM
GND
LOOP
ANTENNA
Ground
Note: Grounding is not necessary for reception, but we recommend it to avoid
damage from lightning when you use an outdoor FM antenna and for better FM
reception. Use a separate piece of thick polyvinyl insulated wire to connect the
GND terminal to an earth ground such as a metal cold-water pipe.
Warning: Never connect a wire to a gas pipe for grounding since sparks might
ignite the gas.
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Preparing Your Receiver
Using One Remote Control
for More than One Unit
Note: When you plug the cable into a
component’s CONTROL IN jack, that
component’s remote sensor does not
function.
If you also have an Optimus professional series CD player, VCR, or cassette
deck with the OSR mark, you can connect its CONTROL IN jack to the receiver
so you can control all of your equipment with a single remote control. You can
also use the other component’s remote control by pointing it at the receiver’s
front panel.
1. Connect each component to the receiver as shown in “Connecting Program Sources” on Page 8.
CONTROL
IN
Note: You must connect the audio cables between the receiver and the
other audio accessory to use your receiver’s remote control to control the
accessory.
IN
OUT
OUT
CONTROL
2. Connect the cable supplied with the CD player, VCR, or cassette deck
between the receiver’s CONTROL OUT jack and the other component’s
CONTROL IN jack.
Receiver
Remote
Control
Other Component
with OSR Mark
3. When you want to control more than one other component using the
receiver’s remote control, daisy-chain the CONTROL OUT and CONTROL
To the CONTROL IN ja
IN connections as shown.
of Another Componen
Having the OSR Mark
Installing the
Remote Control’s Batteries
The remote control uses two AAA batteries (not included). For the longest battery life, we recommend RadioShack’s alkaline batteries (Cat. No. 23-555).
1. Press and open the battery
compartment cover.
Cautions:
• Use only fresh batteries of the recommended size and type.
2. Place two fresh AAA batteries in
the compartment as indicated by
the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked in the compartment.
• Always remove old or weak batteries.
Batteries can leak chemicals that can
damage electronic circuits.
3. Replace the battery compartment
cover.
Note: If the TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator
does not light when you press a button,
replace the batteries immediately. When
you remove the remote control’s batteries, the memory contents are protected
for about 15 minutes. Be sure to install
new batteries within 15 minutes after you
remove the old batteries.
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4. Press RESET.
Preparing Your Receiver
Using the AC Power Outlet
Your receiver has an AC power outlet that you can use to power an electronic
device, such as a turntable, cassette deck, VCR, and so on. This switched outlet turns on and off with the receiver and provides a maximum of 100 Watts.
Caution: Do not connect appliances with
high power consumption, such as a
heater, iron, monitor, or TV, to this AC
outlet. Doing so can cause a risk of overheating and fire, and could damage the
receiver.
AC 120V 60Hz
CAUTION:
DO NOT
CONNECT
TV SET OR
MONITOR.
SWITCHED
100W MAX
O.8A MAX
AC OUTLET
Connecting to AC Power
Before you plug in the receiver’s power cord, double check all other connections.
To power the receiver, plug the supplied power cord into a standard AC outlet.
The power cord’s plug is polarized and fits only one way.
Warning: To prevent electric shock, do
not use this polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet
unless you can fully insert the blades to
prevent blade exposure.
FM
UNBAL
75
TO MONITOR TV
GND
IN
OUT
IN
VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
R
CENTER
REC
AM
PLAY
L
L
A
AC 120V 60Hz
A
CAUTION:
IN
GND
L
LOOP R
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
R
L
PRE OUT
B
OUT
PHONO
TAPE2
MONITOR
GND
Demonstration Display
CD
LD
VCR
/TAPE1
R
CONTROL
PRE OUT
CENTER
SPEAKER
REAR
SPEAKERS
B
R
DO NOT
CONNECT
TV SET OR
MONITOR.
SWITCHED
100W MAX
O.8A MAX
L
FRONT SPEAKERS
AC OUTLET
SUB
WOOFER
To see a demonstration of the receiver’s display, press and hold RETURN while
turning on power. The receiver cycles through several demonstration displays.
To exit the demonstration mode, press any key.
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Basic Operation
Warning: To prevent possible hearing
loss, turn VOLUME to MIN before you turn
on the receiver or change the program
sources. After you turn on the receiver or
change the program source, adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
Note: The controls on the remote control work the same as the buttons on the
receiver’s front panel.
Follow these steps to use the receiver.
1. Press POWER to turn on the receiver’s power. It takes about 5 seconds to
begin hearing sound.
2. Select the speakers.
If you connected speakers only to the FRONT SPEAKERS A (or B) terminals, press SPEAKERS A (or B) to turn on only those speakers.
If you connected speakers to both the FRONT SPEAKERS A and B terminals, do any of the following:
Note: If you want to find out what a particular button or control is used for, see
Page 22 (for the remote control) or Page
31 (for the front panel) to find the page
where the button or control is described.
•
Press in SPEAKERS A or B to turn on either pair of speakers for a twospeaker stereo effect.
•
Press in SPEAKERS A and B to turn on both pairs of speakers for a
four-speaker stereo effect.
•
Press SPEAKERS A and B to the out position to silence all speakers
and listen privately with headphones.
3. Select a program source.
To tune to a radio station, see “Tuning the Radio” on Page 16.
Note: If you select a source while TAPE 2
2 flashes 5
times on the display, reminding you to
disengage the TAPE 2 MONITOR function.
MONITOR is engaged, TAPE
To listen to signals from the component connected to TAPE 2 MONITOR, press TAPE 2 MONITOR so TAPE 2 appears on the display.
To listen to a source other than one connected to TAPE 2 MONITOR,
be sure TAPE 2 does not show on the display. If necessary, press TAPE
2 MONITOR so TAPE 2 disappears.
Then press VCR/TAPE 1, LD (laser disc), CD, TUNER, PHONO, or repeatedly press FUNCTION on the remote control to display the desired program source.
4. Adjust VOLUME clockwise to increase the volume and counterclockwise
to decrease it. Or, you can use – MASTER VOLUME + on the remote control.
5. Use the BASS and TREBLE controls to adjust the program’s tonal quality.
To enhance the bass level, press SUPER BASS.
6. Adjust BALANCE to suit your listening preferences. See “Balance Control”
on Page 15.
7. Press POWER to turn off the receiver.
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Basic Operation
Balance Control
The BALANCE control lets you adjust the sound balance between the left and
right speakers. If you properly position the speakers and your listening area is
centered between them, the center control setting is usually best (see “Positioning Speakers” on Page 5).
For an unusual speaker placement, adjust BALANCE as follows:
1. Select TUNER. Then press FM/AM to select the FM band.
2. Press FM MONO until MONO appears. The sound is monaural instead of
stereo, so each speaker delivers the same output.
3. Turn BALANCE until you hear the sound coming equally from each
speaker when you are in the listening area.
4. Press FM MONO until MONO disappears from the display.
Muting the Receiver
To temporarily mute the sound, press MUTING on the remote control. MUTING
appears. Press MUTING again to restore the audio level.
Using Headphones
To listen with headphones (not supplied), insert the headphones’ 1/4-inch plug
into the receiver’s front panel PHONES jack. To silence the speakers, set A and
B SPEAKERS to the out position and turn off any special sound options.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, note the following when using headphones.
• Set the volume to its lowest setting before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust volume to a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended highvolume listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears adapt to
the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might
still damage your hearing.
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Basic Operation
Tuning the Radio
Your receiver offers three types of electronic tuning—manual, automatic, and
memory.
Manual and Automatic Tuning
Follow these steps to manualy or automatically tune to the stations.
1. Press TUNER. Then press FM/AM to select the desired band.
When you select the AM or FM radio band, the receiver tunes to and displays the frequency last selected in that band.
2. Press SELECT so FREQ appears on the JOG MODE display.
3. To manually tune the station, turn the multi-jog control or repeatedly press
TUNING + or – on the remote control to tune the desired station.
To automatically tune to the next higher or lower station, set AUDIO/VCR
on the remote control to AUDIO. Then press and hold TUNING + or – on
the remote control until the station starts to change. Then release the button.
Notes:
•
TUNED appears on the display when you tune to a strong station.
•
STEREO appears on the display when FM broadcasts are received in
stereo and the receiver is not set to FM mono.
Memory Tuning
Memory tuning lets you instantly tune to a stored frequency. You can store up to
30 AM or FM frequencies in the receiver’s memory.
Follow these steps to store a station in a memory location.
1. Press TUNER. Then press FM/AM to select the desired band.
Notes:
• If you store a frequency in a memory
that already contains a frequency, you
replace the previous frequency.
• If your receiver is disconnected from
AC power for several days, it loses all
the stored frequencies.
2. Use either manual or automatic tuning to select the frequency you want to
store.
If desired, press FM MONO for FM monaural sound (see “Using FM Mono”
on Page 17). This setting is stored in the memory.
3. Press MEMORY. MEMORY appears for 5 seconds.
4. While MEMORY is on the display, turn the multi-jog control to select the
memory number you want, then press ENTER to store the frequency in
memory.
The frequency and memory number flash, then light steadily.
To tune to a stored frequency, press SELECT so ST appears on the JOG MODE
display, then turn the multi-jog control. You can use – STATION + on the remote
control to move to the next lower or higher memory or use the number buttons
to select a specific memory. See “Using the Remote Control” on Page 22.
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Basic Operation
Using FM Mono
To receive FM stations in stereo, press FM MONO until MONO disappears from
the display. STEREO appears on the display when you receive an FM broadcast
in stereo.
You can improve the reception of weak FM stations by pressing FM MONO until
MONO appears. This reduces noise while you listen to a weak FM station, but
you get monaural instead of stereo sound.
Using the Auto Source
Control
The receiver can save two custom setups for rapid recall. Each setup includes a
program source, station (if the source is AM or FM), and surround mode.
Follow these steps to store the settings.
1. Select a program source and adjust the settings.
2. Press AUTO SOURCE CONTROL MEMORY. AUTO SOURCE CONTROL
scrolls across the display, then MEMORY flashes.
3. While MEMORY flashes, press AUTO SOURCE CONTROL 1 (or 2). The
receiver displays MEMORY 1 (or 2) and stores the settings.
To recall a setting, press AUTO SOURCE CONTROL 1 or 2. The receiver turns on
with the stored setup. If the source is CD and you connected the CD player to
the CONTROL jacks, the CD player turns on and plays.
Turning Off the Display
You can turn the display off so it does not bother you in a darkened room. Press
DISPLAY OFF.
Press DISPLAY OFF again or press any button to restore the display.
Using Sleep
(Remote Control Only)
The sleep function lets you set the receiver to turn off after 90, 60, or 30 minutes. To start the timer, set AUDIO/VCR to AUDIO. Then repeatedly press SLEEP
until the desired turn-off time appears. To cancel the timer, repeatedly press
SLEEP until the sleep time disappears from the display.
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Cassette Deck/VCR Features
You can connect two cassette decks to the receiver. Selecting either VCR/TAPE
1 or TAPE 2 MONITOR lets you hear the playback from the cassette deck you
connected to the receiver’s corresponding (VCR/TAPE 1, TAPE 2 MONITOR)
jacks.
Using the VCR/TAPE 1
Button
Press VCR/TAPE 1. VCR appears on the display. You hear the playback from the
cassette deck or VCR you connected to the receiver’s VCR/TAPE 1 jacks.
Using the TAPE 2
MONITOR Button
Press TAPE 2 MONITOR. TAPE 2 appears on the display along with the last
program source you selected. You can hear playback or monitor a recording
from the cassette deck you connected to the receiver’s TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks.
The TAPE 2 REC jacks continue to output the previously selected source when
you press TAPE 2 MONITOR.
To return to the previous source, press TAPE 2 MONITOR again so TAPE 2 disappears.
Notes:
• If you press TAPE 2 MONITOR when the cassette deck is neither playing
nor recording, the receiver mutes the current audio source. To hear the
audio source, press TAPE 2 MONITOR until TAPE 2 disappears from the
display.
• Do not press TAPE 2 MONITOR while you are recording on the deck connected to TAPE 2 REC. If you do, the recording is interrupted for about 1
second.
Recording a Program Source
The receiver sends the audio program source you select— VCR/TAPE 1, TAPE 2
MONITOR , LD, CD , TUNER, PHONO —to the VCR/TAPE 1 OUT (audio) and TAPE 2
MONITOR REC jacks.
The VOLUME control does not affect the level of the signal going to the tape
decks.
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Cassette Deck/VCR Features
Dubbing a Cassette Tape
You can copy, or dub, a cassette tape from one cassette deck to another.
You can use either deck as the playback or recording deck. However, if you
want to monitor the cassette deck during dubbing, use the deck connected to
the VCR/TAPE 1 jacks as the source, and the deck you connected to the TAPE 2
jacks as the recording deck. Then press TAPE 2 MONITOR until TAPE 2
appears on the display. See “Using the TAPE 2 MONITOR Button” on the previous page.
Playing and Recording
Video Tapes
You can connect two video sources to the receiver. If you connect a VCR to the
VCR/TAPE 1 audio and video jacks, you can copy video cassette tapes from one
VCR to another and monitor the dubbing process.
Playing a Video Cassette Tape
To play a video tape, load the tape into the VCR connected to either VCR/TAPE 1
or LD. Press the button (VCR/TAPE 1 or LD) that corresponds to the jack the
VCR is connected to. VCR or LD appears on the display. Follow the VCR’s
instructions to begin playback. If you connected a monitor to the receiver’s TO
MONITOR TV jack, you can view the program on that monitor.
Copying a Video Cassette Tape
Follow these steps to copy a video tape from one VCR to another.
1. Load the tape you want to copy into a VCR connected to LD.
2. Load a blank tape (or one you want to record over) in the VCR connected
to the VCR/TAPE 1 jacks.
3. Press LD.
4. Begin recording and playback on the VCRs.
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Using Advanced Sound Options
Your receiver has five special sound options: Dolby Pro-Logic Surround, Dolby
3CH Logic, Studio-Effect Surround, Arena-Effect Surround, and Simulated Surround. These special options enhance a program source.
Notes:
• To get the full benefit from programs encoded with Dolby Surround
Sound, you need a stereo VCR.
• Dolby Surround does not operate correctly if the signal passes through a
graphic equalizer. If you connected an equalizer to the TAPE 2 MONITOR
jacks, do not select TAPE 2 MONITOR when you listen to Dolby Surround
signals.
To activate Dolby Pro-Logic Surround or Dolby 3CH Logic, press its button. For
studio effect, simulated surround, or arena effect, press SFC MODE until the
desired option appears on the display. On the remote control, press 3CH LOGIC
to select Dolby 3CH Logic Sound and use SURR MODE for other sound options.
Dolby Pro-Logic Surround
Dolby Pro-Logic Surround puts you in the middle of the action. The center- and
rear-channel speakers add incredible realism by directing the sound to the
appropriate speakers, making you feel like you are really there. You can find
hundreds of movies, television shows, and compact discs produced with Dolby
Surround.
Dolby 3CH Logic
Dolby 3CH Logic produces a more spacious sound field than is possible with
ordinary stereo playback by combining the front and rear speaker sounds.
Select this mode when you play a Dolby Surround Sound program and do not
have rear speakers. The rear channel’s sound is sent to the front left and right
speakers.
Studio Effect
Studio Effect gives the effect of listening in a recording studio. The front speakers provide normal stereo, and the rear speakers provide a subtly reverberated
sound. Select this mode when you listen to sources not encoded with Dolby
Surround.
Arena Effect
Arena Effect is ideal for sources such as live performances. The front speakers
output the music, and the rear speakers output the sounds and applause of the
audience. Adjust the delay time to obtain the best effect of listening in halls of
different sizes.
Simulated Surround
Simulated Surround simulates a surround effect when you listen to a monaural
(mono) source.
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Using Advanced Sound Options
Sound Mode Adjustments
(Remote Control Only)
Notes:
• If you do not use a center speaker, the
monaural signals are only reproduced
if you select PHANTOM.
• You cannot select PHANTOM in the
Dolby 3CH Logic Sound mode.
Center Mode Setting
The center mode setting affects the center channel’s bass signals. It operates
only when you select the Dolby Pro-Logic Surround or Dolby 3CH Logic mode.
Slide AUDIO•VCR/TV on the remote control to AUDIO. Each time you press CENTER MODE on the remote control, the setting changes, and the receiver’s corresponding indicator lights: NORMAL - WIDE - PHANTOM for Dolby Pro-Logic
Surround; NORMAL - WIDE for Dolby 3CH Logic.
NORMAL —Select this mode if you use a small center speaker. The front left and
right speakers play the center-channel bass sounds.
WIDE —Select this mode if you use a medium or large center speaker. The center speaker plays the center-channel bass sounds.
PHANTOM —Select this mode if you have no center speaker. All center-channel
sound comes from the front left and right speakers.
Test Tone
The test tone feature provides a test tone that lets you balance the signal levels
between all your speakers. See “Center Level” and “Rear Level.”
To activate the test tone, select one of the surround sound modes then slide
AUDIO•VCR/TV to VCR/TV and press TEST TONE. The receiver sounds a 2-second tone from the front left, center, front right, and rear speakers, in sequence.
The center test tone sounds only when you select the Dolby Pro-Logic Surround
or Dolby 3 CH Logic Sound mode.
In the Dolby 3CH Logic Sound mode, the receiver sounds a 2-second tone from
the left, center, and right speakers, in sequence.
Press TEST TONE again to turn off this feature.
Center Level
Notes:
• Use the VOLUME control to adjust the
overall sound level.
• Set the center mode to a selection
other than PHANTOM before adjusting
the center level.
Slide AUDIO•VCR/TV to AUDIO. Then press – CENTER + to adjust the center
speaker sound level while in the Dolby Pro-Logic Surround or Dolby 3CH Logic
mode.
Rear Level
Slide AUDIO•VCR/TV to VCR/TV. Then press – REAR + to set the rear speakers’
sound level while in the Dolby Pro-Logic Surround or Simulated Surround
mode.
Delay Time
Note: For Dolby Pro-Logic Surround, the
delay is preset to 20 mS.
In the Simulated Surround and Dolby Pro-Logic Surround modes, the receiver
slightly delays the sound going to the rear speakers. You can change the delay
time from 15 to 30 milliseconds (ms) in 5 ms steps. Adjust this for the best surround effect.
Slide AUDIO•VCR/TV to VCR/TV. Then press and hold DELAY TIME to change the
delay time. The receiver displays the selected time.
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Using the Remote Control
The remote control works up to a distance of about 23 feet, and within a 30degree angle on either side of the receiver. Point the control at the receiver’s
front panel and press the desired button(s).
Many buttons on the remote control work the same as buttons on the receiver’s
front panel. Use these buttons exactly as you would use the corresponding buttons on the receiver.
AUDIO•VCR/TV Switch
The remote control can also control other compatible audio/video components
when you connect them to the receiver’s CONTROL OUT jack. Set the switch to
AUDIO to control audio components such as CD players or cassette decks. Set
the switch to VCR/TV to control video components such as a VCR.
When you set the switch to VCR/TV, dual-function buttons control the function
marked in gold next to the button. For example, the button marked CENTER
MODE and DELAY TIME operates as the center mode adjust when you set the
switch to AUDIO and as the delay time function when you set the switch to VCR/
TV.
Receiver/Amplifier Section
Receive
Amplifie
Section
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FUNCTION
Selects a program source (VCR/Tape 1, LD, CD, tuner, or
phono). Repeatedly press FUNCTION until the display shows
your desired program source. See Page 14.
– MASTER VOLUME +
Adjusts the system’s volume. See Page 14.
CENTER MODE
Selects among the three center mode settings with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO. See Page 21.
– CENTER LEVEL +
Controls the relative volume of the center speaker with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO. See Page 21.
– REAR LEVEL +
Controls the relative volume of the rear speakers with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to VCR/TV. See Page 21.
TEST TONE
Sounds test tones from each speaker with AUDIO•VCR/TV
set to VCR/TV. See Page 21.
DELAY TIME
Sets the rear-channel delay for Dolby Pro-Logic Surround
and Simulated Surround programs with AUDIO•VCR/TV set
to VCR/TV. See Page 21.
SURR MODE
Selects between Dolby Pro-Logic Surround or Simulated Surround sound. See Page 20.
SLEEP
Sets the receiver to turn off after 90, 60, or 30 minutes with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO. See Page 17.
RECEIVER POWER
Turns the receiver on and off. See Page 14.
RETURN
Returns the receiver to its default settings. See Page 26.
3CH LOGIC
Selects Dolby 3CH Logic. See Page 20.
TAPE 2 MONITOR
Switches the receiver to monitor the source connected to the
TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks. See Page 18.
Using the Remote Control
MUTING
Silences the receiver. Press again to restore the sound to its
previous level. See Page 15.
AUTO SOURCE
CONTROL 1 and 2
Stores and recalls the current settings. See Page 17.
Tuner/TV Section
For these functions, set AUDIO•VCR/TV to AUDIO to control the tuner, or to VCR/
TV to control a TV. You must train the remote control for TV functions (see
“Training the Remote Control” on Page 24).
TV POWER
Turns the TV on or off.
– TUNING +
Tunes to radio stations with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO.
See Page 16.
Manual Tuning: Press once to select the next higher or
lower frequency. Or, press and hold down to rapidly change
frequencies.
Automatic Tuning: To search for the next higher or lower
station, release – TUNING +when the frequency starts to
change. The receiver searches up or down the band until it
finds a strong station.
Tuner/TV
Section
CD Playe
Section
– TV VOLUME +
Adjust the TV’s volume with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to VCR/TV.
FM/AM
Selects the tuner band with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO.
See Page 16.
TV MODE
Selects the TV’s mode with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to VCR/TV
(for TVs with multiple modes, such as CATV/Tuner).
– STATION +
Press to move the next higher or lower memory location with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO. See Page 16
– TV CHANNEL +
Press to move to the next higher or lower TV channel with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to VCR/TV.
1 - 9, 0/10
Press to recall memorized stations in the tuner mode with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO. Press to directly enter the
channel number with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to VCR/TV. See
Page 16.
CD Player Section
Set AUDIO•VCR/TV to AUDIO for these functions.
Note: You must connect the CD player both to your receiver’s CONTROL out
and audio jacks for these functions to work.
CD POWER
|
ASMS
Turns the CD player on and off (only for CD players having
the CONTROL IN/OUT feature).
|
– DISC SELECT +
Returns to the beginning of the current track or advances to
the next track.
Selects discs in a multi-play CD changer.
Note: Some CD players might not be selected by DISC
SELECT.
Plays the CD.
Stops playback.
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Pauses the CD.
Tape/VC
Section
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Using the Remote Control
Tape/VCR Section
Before operation:
deck or to VCR/TV for a VCR.
• Set AUDIO•VCR/TV to AUDIO for a cassette
1~2 inches
• For a cassette deck, select TAPE 2 MONITOR or VCR/TAPE 1.
• For a dual cassette deck, select DECK 1 or DECK 2. If you use a single
cassette deck, press DECK 2.
• You must connect the CD player both to your receiver’s CONTROL out
and audio jacks for these functions to work.
Press to start normal play.
Press to play the other side of an auto-reverse cassette deck.
Press to cancel the current function.
ASMS
For a cassette deck, lets you quickly locate and play the
beginning of recorded material during play.
When the tape is stopped, lets you rapidly search forward or
backward to locate a specific section of the tape.
For a VCR, lets you rapidly view a tape either forward or
backward.
DECK 1/DECK 2
Selects Deck 1 or Deck 2 when you use a dual cassette deck
with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to AUDIO.
TAPE/VCR POWER
Turns on the connected VCR with AUDIO•VCR/TV set to
VCR/TV; turns on the cassette deck with AUDIO•VCR/TV set
to AUDIO.
Note: TAPE/VCR POWER does not work with all decks.
– VCR CH +
Moves to the next higher or lower channel with AUDIO•VCR/
TV set to VCR/TV.
TV/VCR
Selects between normal TV viewing and VCR input with
AUDIO•VCR/TV set to VCR/TV.
TAPE SELECT
Selects cassette 1 to 6 for a multi-cassette changer.
Training the Remote Control
You can use your STAV-3590 remote control instead of the ones for other audio/
video components. To do this, you must first teach your STAV-3590 remote control the other device’s remote control commands.
You can program the commands on the buttons shown in the illustration. By
changing the position of the AUDIO•VCR/TV switch, you can program two commands to a single button. However, if you program the upper group of buttons
with the switch set to AUDIO, the built-in tuner operations are disabled.
Notes:
• You do not need to turn on the receiver or the other device.
• You might not be able to teach commands from some remotes.
To clear all learned commands from memory, press TV POWER, CD POWER,
and TAPE/VCR POWER at the same time. The TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator
flashes four times.
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Using the Remote Control
Follow these steps to train the STAV-3590 remote control.
1. Place both controls 1–2 inches apart with the windows facing each other,
as shown.
2. Press LEARN on the STAV-3590’s remote control. The TRANSMIT/ LEARN
indicator flashes.
3. Select the AUDIO•VCR/TV switch position. Set the switch to the position
that best matches the function —to AUDIO for a CD player or tape deck or
to VCR/TV for a VCR or television.
4. Within 1 minute, press the STAV-3590’s remote button you want to train
with a pointed object, such as the tip of a pen. The TRANSMIT/LEARN indicator lights steadily.
5. Within 1 minute, press and hold the other device’s remote control button
you want the STAV-3590 to learn. The TRANSMIT/ LEARN indicator
flashes.
If TRANSMIT/LEARN flashes twice, the signal might be too weak. Place
the remote controls closer together and try again.
If TRANSMIT/LEARN flashes four times and the remote control exits the
learning mode, the remote control’s memory is full. Programming errors
can fill memory. For example, fluorescent light, direct sunlight, the two
remote controls being too far apart, or a low battery might cause this
error. Repeat the procedure.
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to teach additional commands.
7. To exit the teaching mode, press LEARN or wait 1 minute.
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Troubleshooting
If the receiver is not working as it should, the following suggestions might help you. If you follow the suggestions in this chart
and the receiver still does not work properly, contact your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Problem
Power does not turn on.
Cause
Solution
• Power cord is disconnected.
• Plug in the power cord.
• Protection circuit is activated.
• Unplug the power cord, then plug it in
again.
The receiver does not respond to
button presses.
• Static discharge has affected control.
• Unplug the power cord, then plug it in
again. (If static electricity is a problem, try
to use the remote control as much as possible.)
No sound.
• Incorrect connections.
• Check and correct the connections.
• The mute function is activated.
• Press MUTING.
• The volume is turned down.
• Turn up the volume.
• Speaker wires are disconnected.
• Connect the speaker wires.
• Neither set of speakers is selected.
• Press in SPEAKERS A or B.
• The selected video source is not
set correctly.
• Correct the problem with the selected
video source.
• Incorrect connections.
• Correct the connections.
• Station not correctly tuned.
• Tune to a stronger station.
• Antenna not connected.
• Connect the antenna.
• FM antenna still coiled or is not
pointing in the correct direction.
• Stretch both ends of the antenna taut and
reposition the antenna.
• AM loop antenna not pointing in
the correct direction.
• Adjust the AM loop antenna.
• Noise is coming from another electrical appliance.
• Try using an AC line noise filter to reduce
the noise.
Tuning does not automatically stop
when searching for FM stations.
• Stations are too weak.
• Use a better antenna.
Cannot make copies of video tapes.
• Tapes are protected by a copy
restriction method.
• You cannot make a good copy.
• Video connections are incorrect.
• Check and correct the connections.
• Incompatible accessory.
• Works with Optimus Professional Series.
• Control cable is not plugged in.
• Properly plug in the control cable.
• Audio cables are not plugged in.
• Properly plug in the audio cables.
No picture when you select a video
source.
High noise level.
Remote does not control cassette deck or CD player.
Returning Controls to
Factory Defaults
Press RETURN to return the controls to the following settings.
Tape 2 Monitor
Off
Source
TUNER
Speakers A
On
Band
FM or AM (Set to the last-tuned frequency. If the
receiver cannot receive the frequency, it starts
searching for the next strong station.)
Surround Mode
Off
Muting
Off
Super Bass
Off
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Care and Maintenance
Your STAV-3590 Digital Synthesized A/V Surround Receiver is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following
suggestions will help you care for the receiver so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the receiver dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids can contain
minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the receiver gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage its circuit
boards and can cause the receiver to work improperly.
Use and store the receiver only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and
distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the receiver away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of
parts.
CLEANER
Wipe the receiver with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not
use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the
receiver.
Use only fresh batteries of the recommended size and type in the remote control. Always remove old or weak batteries. They can leak chemicals that can
destroy electronic circuits.
Modifying or tampering with your receiver’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate the receiver’s
warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If the receiver is not operating as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance.
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The FCC Wants You To Know
Your receiver might cause radio or TV interference even when it is operating
properly. To determine whether your receiver is causing the interference, turn off
your receiver. If the interference goes away, your receiver is causing it. Try to
eliminate the interference by:
• Moving your radio or TV away from the receiver
• Connecting your receiver to an outlet that is on a different electrical circuit
from the radio or TV
• Contacting your local RadioShack store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using
your receiver.
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Specifications
Amplifier
Front Channel Average Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Watts per Channel into 8 Ohms
From 20 to 20,000 Hz,
With No More than 0.09% Total Harmonic Distortion
Measured Pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s
Trade Regulation Rule on Amplifier Output Power Claims
Front Channel Surround Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 0.8% THD, 8 Ohms)
Center Channel Surround Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Watts (1 kHz, 0.8% THD, 8 Ohms)
Continuous Rear Surround Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Watts (1 kHz, 0.8% THD, 8 Ohms)
Dynamic Power Output (2 Ohms/4 Ohms/8 Ohms) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Watts/240 Watts/170 Watts
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Phono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8 mV/47 kOhms
CD, LD, VCR/TAPE 1, Tape 2 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mV/47 kOhms
Phono Overload Level (0.1% THD, 1 kHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mV
Frequency Response
Phono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 Hz to 20,000 Hz ±0.3 dB
CD, LD, VCR/TAPE 1, TAPE 2 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 100,000 Hz +0/–3 dB
Output Level/Impedance
VCR/TAPE 1 REC, Tape 2 Monitor REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mV/2.2 kOhms
Tone Controls
Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±8 dB (150 Hz)
Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±8 dB (10 kHz)
Super Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +8 dB (80 Hz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, Short Circuited, A Network)
Phono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 dB
CD, LD, VCR/TAPE 1, Tape 2 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (EIA, at 1 Watt, 1 kHz)
Phono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 dB
CD, LD, VCR/TAPE 1, Tape 2 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 dB
Video Section
Input Sensitivity/Impedance VCR/TAPE 1, LD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Volt Peak-to-Peak/75 Ohms
Output Level/Impedance VCR/TAPE 1, Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Volt Peak-to-Peak/75 Ohms
Frequency Response VCR /TAPE 1, LD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 10 MHz +0/–3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
Crosstalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
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Specifications
FM Tuner
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5 to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 11.2 dBf, IHF (1.0 µV/75 Ohms)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.8 dBf (1.9 µV/75 Ohms)
Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.6 dBf (23.3 µV/75 Ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Mono . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5% (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 dB (400 kHz)
Stereo Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hz to 15 kHz (±1 dB)
Antenna Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ohms Unbalanced
AM Tuner
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 to 1700 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop Antenna) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
General
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Volts AC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 Watts, 500 VA (UL)
AC Outlet Ratings Switched . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total 100 Watts (0.8 Amps) Maximum
Dimensions (HWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9/16 × 16 9/16 × 12 1/16 Inches
(155 × 420 × 307 mm)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 lbs, 13 oz (9.0 kg)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without
notice.Index to Features by Control Name
This table lists the control and indicator names found on the front of your receiver, along with the page number where the control or indicator is discussed. To find a description for the buttons on the remote control, see “Using the Remote Control” on
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Control
Page
AUTO SOURCE CONTROL MEMORY
1 and 2
17
BALANCE
15
BASS
14
CD
14
DISPLAY OFF
17
ENTER
16
FM MONO
17
31
FM/AM
16
LD
14
16, 17
MEMORY
MULTI-JOG
16
NORMAL
21
PHANTOM
21
PHONES
15
PHONO
14
POWER
14
RETURN
26
SELECT
16
SFC MODE
20
SPEAKERS A and B
14
STATION PRESETS 1-9, 0/10
23
SUPER BASS
14
14, 18
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TREBLE
14
TUNER
16
TUNING
16, 23
VCR/TAPE 1
14, 18
VOLUME
14
WIDE
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RadioShack Limited Warranty
This product is warranted against defects for 2 years from date of purchase from
RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. Within this period, we will repair it without charge for parts and labor. Simply bring
your RadioShack sales slip as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. Warranty does not cover transportation costs. Nor does it cover a product subjected to misuse or accidental damage.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RADIOSHACK MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. Some states
do not permit limitation or exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the aforesaid limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
We Service What We Sell
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Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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