Operating instructions MCINTOSH MX136 AUDIO AND VIDEO

Operating instructions MCINTOSH MX136 AUDIO AND VIDEO
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S. @@and worldwide patents issued & pending. @@© 1996-2007 DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street Binghamton,
New York 13903-2699 Phone: 607-723-3512 FAX: 607-724-0549 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. 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. WARNING - TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back. No user-serviceable parts inside. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS! PLEASE READ
THEM BEFORE OPERATING THIS EQUIPMENT. 1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4.
Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with a dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped. 15. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or splashing and ensure that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are
placed on the equipment.
16. To completely disconnect this equipment from the a.c. mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the a.c. receptacle. 17. The mains plug of the
power supply cord shall remain readily operable. 18. Do not expose batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
2 Safety Instructions 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 charge. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with reguards to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, and
size of ground conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to ground electrodes and requirements for the grounding electrode. Example of
antenna grounding as per National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 3 Thank You Your decision to own this McIntosh MX136 A/V Control Center ranks you at
the very top among discriminating music listeners. You now have "The Best." The McIntosh dedication to "Quality," is assurance that you will receive many
years of musical enjoyment from this unit. Please take a short time to read the information in this manual. We want you to be as familiar as possible with all
the features and functions of your new McIntosh. Table of Contents Safety Instructions ...
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39 Operation How to Operate the MX136..........
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.... 59 Please Take A Moment The serial number, purchase date and McIntosh Dealer name are important to you for possible insurance claim or future
service.
The spaces below have been provided for you to record that information: Serial Number: Purchase Date: Dealer Name: Technical Assistance If at any time
you have questions about your McIntosh product, contact your McIntosh Dealer who is familiar with your McIntosh equipment and any other brands that may
be part of your system. If you or your Dealer wish additional help concerning a suspected problem, you can receive technical assistance for all McIntosh
products at: McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street Binghamton, New York 13903 Phone: 607-723-1545 Fax: 607-723-3636 Customer Service If it is
determined that your McIntosh product is in need of repair, you can return it to your Dealer. You can also return it to the McIntosh Laboratory Service
Department. For assistance on factory repair return procedure, contact the McIntosh Service Department at: McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 2 Chambers Street
Binghamton, New York 13903 Phone: 607-723-3515 Fax: 607-723-1917 Copyright 2007 © by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 4 Important Information Important
Information 1.
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The MX136 A/V Control Center has provisions for adding an optional McIntosh TM1 AM/FM Tuner Module for Radio Station Reception. The TM1 is
available from your McIntosh Dealer and can be installed at any time, usually while you wait. Refer to page 52 for additional TM1 information.
2. Before making any connections to the MX136, make sure the Main POWER Switch is in the Off position. Failure to do so could result in malfunctioning of
some or all of the system's normal operations. 3. Zone A accepts, unbalanced Analog Signals, Balanced Analog Audio Signals and Digital Audio Signals.
Zone B and the Record Output Signal only accept unbalanced Analog Signals. When connecting source devices with audio ouputs to the MX136, make sure to
also connect the unbalanced outputs. 4. The connection of a turntable to the PH/AUX Input jacks requires changes to be made in the SETUP Mode, refer to
page 32. If a recording is made from the turntable and/or listening to a record in Zone B of the MX136, both the INPUT A and INPUT B Controls need to be
placed in the PH/AUX position.
5. Connecting Cables are available from the McIntosh Parts Department: Data and Power Control Cable Part No. 170-202 Six foot, shielded 2 conductor,
with 1/8 inch stereo mini phone plugs on each end. Control Center to Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Cable Part No. 170-631 Six foot, DB25, shielded,
straight through, 25 conductor male-to-female cable.
6. When the MX136 is connected to some McIntosh Multichannel Power Amplifiers with a 25 conductor cable, the amplifier meters may automatically
indicate the output of individual channels during the Speaker Level Setup Operation. Refer to the Power Amplifiers Owner's Manual for additional
information. 7. The MX136 Input Source Name "DVD" is equivalent to "VAux" on some McIntosh Keypads, Remote Controls and Audio/Video Control
Centers.
8. Up to two McIntosh Sensors or Keypads can be wired in parallel for both Zones A and B. 9. When a McIntosh WK-2 Keypad or a R649 Sensor is to be
connected to the McIntosh MX136 A/V Control Center that uses a RJ-45 Connector Plug instead of the "F" Coaxial Connector, connect the Center Conductor
to Pin 1 and the Shield Conductor to Pin 2. Refer to the figure below. Pin 1 Shielded Cable Data Signal (to Pin 1) Pin 8 10. The Zone A and Zone B IR Inputs,
with 1/8 inch mini phone jacks, are configured for non-McIntosh IR sensors such as a Xantech Model 291-80. To avoid possible interaction, disable the
MX136 Front Panel Sensor with the switch recessed in the bottom panel behind and to the left of the Sensor. 11. System Setup operations must be performed
in the order they appear in the Main System Setup Menu as they are interactive.
12. In order to hear bass frequencies below 80Hz, your system must include either a Subwoofer or Large Front Loudspeakers. 13. When an assigned Digital
Input and a matching Analog Input are in use, the MX136 automatically searches first for a Digital Signal. If no Digital Signal is sensed, it switches to the
Analog Input. 14. Some disk players have the ability to provide only a single output (Digital or Analog) when a DTS Sound Track is playing. If the Digital
Output is selected in the player setup mode, the players Analog Audio Output Signal will have the undecoded DTS Sound Signal which will be heard as noise.
15. There are three types of Video Signals that can be connected to and selected by the MX136; Composite, SVideo and Component.
Zone A and B, VCR 1 and 2 have both Composite and S-Video Outputs; the Component Video Output is for Zone A only. The MX136 has Digital Video
Processing Circuitry that will Up-Convert the de either automatic or manual channel switching and can be adjusted for time delay to compensate for different
distances from each Loudspeaker to the listening area. Digitally Controlled Volume and Tone Controls A Precision Tracking Volume Control adjusts all eight
channels with tracking accuracy better than 0.5dB. Digitally controlled bass, treble and loudness analog circuits provide a wide range of tone shaping with
no loss in traditional McIntosh sonic excellence.
HDMI Video Switching with Digital Video Processing There are four HDMI Inputs and any Composite Video, SVideo, Component Video Input can be UpConverted to a Component Video Signal and Digital Video Signal with the built-in Digital Video Processing Circuitry. External Eight Channel Input An
external eight channel signal processor can be connected to these inputs as well as a DVD-Audio Player or Super Audio Disc Player with a built-in
processor. Dual Zone The MX136 has the built-in ability to control a separate remote audio/video zone with program selection independent of Zone A, using
a dedicated power amplifier and speakers. Fiber Optic Solid State Front Panel Illumination The Illumination of the Front Panel is accomplished by the
combination of custom designed Fiber Optic Light Diffusers and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). This provides uniform Front Panel Illumination, together
with the extra long life of the LEDs.
Glass Front Panel The famous McIntosh Illuminated Glass Front Panel ensures the pristine beauty of the MX136 will be retained for many years. ·
Performance Features · Balanced Inputs and Outputs Two pairs of Balanced high level Inputs and an eight channel Balanced Output are provided. Moving
Magnet Phono Input There is a Precision Phono Preamplifier for Moving Magnet Cartridges. On-Screen and Multifunction Fluorescent Displays A
comprehensive On-Screen Display capability makes it easy to perform setup adjustments using the Remote Control. The front panel display indicates volume
levels, tuner functions, input selection, operating mode and setup functions. Automatic Mode Switching with Auto Memory The MX136 Automatically Switches
Operating Modes according to the input signal. Zone A will memorize the Preferred Mode settings last used for each input. Separate Listen and Record Input
Selection The 12 Analog A/V Inputs can be retitled for any desired signal sources. Any unused input can be "turned off" so the input selector will skip over it.
All six digital inputs can be assigned to any A/V signal source for Zone A.
Separate Record and Listen Circuits allow recording of one program source while listening to another. Latest in Digital Audio Processing The MX136
incorporates the latest technology in digital multi-channel processing, including Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES and NEO:6. LED Channel Status
Indicators The MX136 includes twenty-four LEDs on the front panel to indicate what type of operating signals are being received, signal processing mode
and the output format chosen. · · · · · · · · · · · · 7 Dimensions Dimensions The following dimensions can assist in determining the best location for your MX136.
There is additional information on the next page pertaining to installing the MX136 into cabinets.
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17-3/4" 45.09cm Front View of the MX136 8-7/8" 22.54cm 9-7/16" 23.97cm 12-1/4" 31.12cm 17" 43.
18cm Rear View of the MX136 8-1/16" 20.48cm 13-1/4" 33.66cm 18-1/2" 46.99cm 17" 43.18cm Side View of the MX136 8-1/4" 3/16" 0.
48cm 20.96cm 13/16" 2.06cm 12-5/8" 32.07cm 1-1/4" 3.18cm 8 Installation Installation The MX136 can be placed upright on a table or shelf, Control
Center, so that airflow is not obstructed.
Allow 21 standing on its four feet. It also can be custom installed in a inches (53.34cm) depth behind the front panel. Allow 1 inch piece of furniture or
cabinet of your choice. The four feet (2.54cm) in front of the mounting panel for knob clearance. may be removed from the bottom of the MX136 when it is Be
sure to cut out a ventilation hole in the mounting shelf custom installed as outlined below. The four feet together according to the dimensions in the drawing.
with the mounting screws should be retained for possible future use if the MX136 is removed from the custom installation and used free 17-1/16" standing.
The re43.
34cm quired panel cutout, ventilation cutout and unit dimensions are shown. Always provide adequate ventilation MX136 Front Panel 8-5/16" 21.11cm for
your MX136. Custom Cabinet Cutout Cool operation ensures the longest possible operating life for any electronic instrument. Do not install the MX136
diCutout Opening Cabinet rectly above a heat for Front Custom Mounting generating component Panel such as a high powered amplifier. If all the
components are installed in a single cabinet, a quiet runMX136 Side View ning ventilation fan in Custom Cabinet can be a definite asset in maintaining all the
system components at Cutout Opening for Ventilation Support 1" Chassis the coolest possible Shelf 2.54cm Spacers operating temperature. A custom cabinet
13" installation should 33.02cm provide the following MX136 Bottom View minimum spacing di- in Custom Cabinet 14-1/4" 15" 13" Cutout 36.20cm 38.
10cm mensions for cool op33.02cm Opening eration. Allow at least for 2 inches (5.08cm) Ventilation above the top, 2 inches (5.08cm) below the bottom and 1
12-5/8" inch (2.
54cm) on 32.07cm each side of the A/V Notes: Center the Cutout Horitzonally on unit. For purposes of clarity, the above illustration is not drawn to scale. 9
Rear Panel Multizone, Control Connections and Switch SUM A Data Port for connections to other McIntosh Components HOME Data Port connects to the
optional HC-1 Home Controller IR POWER On/Off for Zone A or B external Sensors RS232 connector for connection to a computer or other control device
SUM Data Port for Zones A and B provides connections to the other McIntosh Components KEYPADS ZONE A and B for a McIntosh Keypad or IR room
sensor Connect the MX136 power cord to a live AC outlet. Refer to information on the back panel to determine the correct voltage POWER CONTROL A and
B send a turn On/Off signal to a McIntosh Power Amplifier for each Zone ACC sends a turn On/Off signal to McIntosh Source Components IR INPUTS for
Zone A or B external sensors VIDEO sends a turn On/Off signal to McIntosh Video Source Components DATA Ports send signals to compatible source
components to allow remote control operation 10 Rear Panel Analog Audio and Digital Audio Connections DIGITAL INPUTS CD1, SAT, and LV receive a
digital audio signal from the Optical Output of a component ZONE A FIXED OUTPUTS send a fixed line level, two channel analog signal as selected by the
INPUT A control INPUTS for analog audio signals from a DVD, LV, VCR, TV, SAT, CD, TAPE or AUX components DIGITAL INPUTS CD2, TV and DVD
receive a digital audio signal from the Coaxial Output of a component ZONE B OUTPUTS send a two channel signal from the analog inputs as selected by
the INPUT B Control OUTPUTS VCR 1 and 2 supply analog audio record signals for recorders TUNER INput/OUTput allows for connecting an external
tuner to the MX136 when the optional TM1 Module is not installed or Tuner Audio Output Signals when the TM1 is installed in the MX136 DIGITAL
OUTPUTS both optical and coaxial, provide a digital audio signal to an external digital processor The eight channel EXTERNAL INPUTS accept audio
signals from a component or external processor BALANCED INPUTS for two channel component sources (Zone A only) ZONE A BALANCED OUTPUTS
contain the program signals for all eight channels MULTI-CHANNEL AMPlifier connector accepts a 25 conductor cable that connects all audio and power
control signals to a McIntosh Power Amplifier ZONE A OUTPUTS send all eight audio channel signals to power amplifier inputs 11 Rear Panel Video
Connections COMPONENT INPUTS receive Component Video (Y, PR and PB) Signals from five Component Video Sources HDMI INPUTS for Digital Video
Signals from four HDMI Video Sources OUTPUTS for VCR 1 and 2 supply Composite Video Signals for recorders Note: If the MX136 A/V System Control
Center has the TM1 AM/ FM Tuner Module installed, proceed to page 53 for Rear Panel Antenna Connection Information.
HDMI MONitor A OUTput for Digital Video Signal to a monitor/TV located in Zone A OUTPUT MONitor A sends a Composite or S-Video Signal to a
monitor/TV located in Zone A INPUTS for Composite Video Signals from a DVD, LV, VCR, TV, SAT, CD, TAPE or AUX components OUTPUT MONitor B
sends a Composite or S-Video Signal to a monitor/TV located in Zone B INPUTS for S-Video Signals from a DVD, LV, VCR, TV, SAT, CD, TAPE or AUX
components COMPONENT OUTPUTS send Component Video (Y, PR and PB) Signals to the ZONE A Video Monitor OUTPUTS for VCR 1 and 2 supply SVideo Signals for recorders 12 How to Connect Data and Power Control How to Connect Data and Power Control 1. Connect a Data Control Cable from the
MX136 AUDIO VIDEO (input 11) Data Port to the McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO Player Data In Jack. Note: By adding a McIntosh Remote Control Translator to
the MX136, non McIntosh Source Devices such as a Satellite Receiver can be remotely controlled using a McIntosh Remote Control and Keypads. 6. Connect
a Power Control Cable from the McIntosh Powered Subwoofer Power Control Out Jack to the McIntosh Power Control AC Outlet Strip Power Control Jack.
7. Optionally, connect a Data Control Cable from the MX136 IR INPUTS A to an external IR Sensor. 2. Connect a Data Control Cable from the MX136
HOME Data Port to the Home Controller Data In Jack. 3.
Connect a 4 conductor shielded cable from the MX136 ZONE A KEYPAD Socket to a McIntosh WK-4 Keypad. 4. Connect a Power Control Cable from the
MX136 POWER CONTROL ACC Jack to the McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO Player Power Control In Jack. 5. Connect a Power Control Cable from the MX136
POWER CONTROL A Jack to the McIntosh Powered Subwoofer Power Control In Jack. Home Controller McIntosh Powered Subwoofer IR Sensor McIntosh
Power Control McIntosh Keypad McIntosh Audio Video Player 13 How to Connect Digital Audio Components How to Connect Digital Audio Components 1.
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Connect a cable from the MX136 DIGITAL COAXIAL AUDIO VIDEO INPUT (Input F) to the McIntosh Coaxial Digital Output of the McIntosh AUDIO
VIDEO Player. 2. Connect a cable from the MX136 SAT INPUT (Input B) OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT to the Optical Digital Output of a Satellite Receiver. 3.
Connect a cable from the MX136 LV INPUT (Input C) OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT to the Optical Digital Output of a Digital Audio Recorder. 4. Connect a
cable from the Digital Audio Recorder Input to the MX136 OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT. Digital Audio Recorder Satellite Receiver Digital IN Digital OUT
McIntosh Audio Video Player 14 How to Connect Analog Audio Components for five or six channels How to Connect Analog Audio Components for five or
six channels The MX136 accepts Analog Audio and Digital Audio Signal Inputs. It is important to connect the Analog Outputs along with the Digital Audio
Signal Output from source components connected to the MX136.
This will assure the audio from the source component is available to the REC Outputs and Zone B Outputs. 1. Connect unbalanced cables from the MX136
ZONE A OUTPUTS FL (Front Left), CTR (Front Center), FR (Front Right), LS (Left Surround), RS (Right Surround) to the McIntosh Five Channel Power
Amplifier making sure to match the channel identifications. 2. Connect a cable from the MX136 Analog Audio INPUTs (Input 11) to the McIntosh 2 CH Audio
Outputs of the McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO Player.
3. Connect balanced cables from the MX136 ZONE A BALANCED INPUTS 1 to the McIntosh Balanced Audio Outputs of the McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO
Player. 4. Connect cables from the MX136 EXTERNAL Audio Digital Audio Recorder VCR INPUTs to the McIntosh 5.1CH Audio Outputs of the McIntosh
AUDIO VIDEO Player. 5. Connect a cable from the MX136 Left and Right Analog Audio INPUTs (Input 6) to the Left and Right Analog Audio Outputs of the
Satellite Receiver. 6. Connect a cable from the MX136 VCR1 Audio OUTPUT (Output 9) to the VCR Audio Input. 7.
Connect a cable from the MX136 VCR1 Audio INPUT (Input 9) to the VCR Audio Output. 8. Connect a cable from the MX136 LV Audio INPUT (Input 8) to
the Digital Audio Recorder Analog Output. 9. Connect a cable from the MX136 VCR2 Audio OUTPUT (Output 10) to Digital Audio Recorder Analog Input.
10. Connect a cable from the MX136 McIntosh Powered ZONE A SUBwoofer OUTPUTS Subwoofer to the McIntosh Powered Subwoofer Line In Jack.
Satellite Receiver Analog IN Analog OUT IN OUT McIntosh Audio Video Player McIntosh Five Channel Power Amplifier 15 How to Connect Analog Audio
Components for eight channels The MX136 accepts Analog Audio and Digital Audio Signal Inputs. It is important to connect the Analog Outputs along with
the Digital Audio Signal Output from source components connected to the MX136. This will assure the audio from the source component is available to the
REC Outputs and Zone B Outputs.
1. Connect balanced cables from the MX136 ZONE A BALANCED OUTPUTS to the McIntosh Seven Channel Power Amplifier Balanced Inputs, making sure
to match up the channel identifications between both units. Note: In place of the Balanced Audio Cables, unbalanced cables or a DB25 cable may be used.
VCR IN OUT Digital Audio Recorder 2. Connect a cable from the MX136 Analog Audio INPUTS (Input 11) to the McIntosh 2 CH Audio Outputs of the
McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO Player.
3. Connect balanced cables from the MX136 ZONE A BALANCED INPUTS 1 to the McIntosh Balanced Audio Outputs of the McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO
Player. 4. Connect cables from the MX136 EXTERNAL Audio INPUTS to the McIntosh 5.1CH Audio Outputs of the McIntosh AUDIO VIDEO Player.
5. Connect a cable from the MX136 Left and Right Analog Audio INPUTS (Input 6) to the Left and Right Analog Audio Outputs of the Satellite Receiver. 6.
Connect a cable from the MX136 VCR1 Audio OUTPUTS (Output 9) to the VCR Audio Input. 7. Connect a cable from the MX136 VCR1 Audio INPUTS
(Input 9) to the VCR Audio Output. 8. Connect a cable from the MX136 LV Audio INPUTS (Input 8) to the Digital Audio Recorder Analog Output. 9. Connect
a cable from the MX136 VCR2 Audio OUTPUTS (Output 10) to Digital Audio Recorder Analog Input.
10. Connect a cable from the MX136 ZONE A SUBwoofer OUTPUTS to the McIntosh Powered Subwoofer Line In Jack. Analog IN Analog OUT McIntosh
Audio/Video Player 16 How to Connect Analog Audio Components for eight channels McIntosh Powered Subwoofer Satellite Receiver McIntosh Seven
Channel Power Amplifier 17 How to Connect Video Components How to Connect Video Components There are four types of Video Signals the MX136 can
select; Composite, S-Video, Component and HDMI. The built-in Digital Video Processing Circuitry can Up-Convert the desired Composite Input to S-Video;
it will also UpConvert the desired Composite, S-Video Inputs to Component Video or convert Component Video to HDMI. Connect all of the available Source
Component Video Outputs (HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite), using the appropriate Video Cables to the MX136. This will assure that video is
available to the Zone B and RECord Outputs. Refer to Component Video Input and Video Converter Setup on page 34 for additional information. 1. Connect
a HDMI cable from the MX136 HDMI 4 Video Input to the McIntosh HDMI Video Output of the McIntosh Audio Video Player. 2.
Connect video cables from the MX136 DVD VIDEO INPUTS to the McIntosh Video Outputs of the McIntosh Audio Video Player. Monitor/TV 3. Connect
video cables from the MX136 DVD COMPONENT INPUTS 5 to the McIntosh Component Video Outputs of the McIntosh Audio Video Player. 4. Connect
video cables from the MX136 SAT VIDEO INPUTS to the Video Outputs of a Satellite Receiver.
5. Connect video cables from the MX136 SAT COMPONENT INPUTS 1 to the Component Video Outputs of a Satellite Receiver. 6. Connect video cables from
the MX136 VCR INPUTS to the VCR Video Outputs. 7.
Connect video cables from the MX136 VCR RECord OUTPUTS to the VCR Video Inputs. 8. Connect HDMI cables from the MX136 MON A HDMI VIDEO
OUTput to the Monitor/TV HDMI Video Input. 9. Connect video cables from the MX136 MON A COMPONENT OUTPUTS to the Monitor/TV Component
Video Inputs. Note: If the Monitor/TV does not have HDMI or Component Video Inputs, then Satellite Receiver connect the MX136 MON A SVideo or
Composite Output(s) instead. VCR IN OUT To AC Outlet McIntosh Audio Video Player Note: If the MX136 A/V System Control Center has the TM1 AM/ FM
Tuner Module installed, proceed to page 54 for How to Connect Antennas Information. 18 How to Connect for Zone B How to Connect for Zone B The
MX136 is a Dual Zone A/V Control Center. For Zone B activation, a Power Amplifier and Loudspeakers are required and the addition of a McIntosh Sensor
or Keypad allows for more convenient operation. To provide the best video quality for Zone B, it is important to use high quality cables and keep the cable
lengths as short as possible.
If SVideo Connections are used, make sure the cable's signal carrying wires are individually shielded.
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Note: If Zone B will not be connected at this time, proceed to step 5. 3. Connect a cable from the MX136 KEYPADS ZONE B to the McIntosh Keypad. 4.
Connect a cable from the MX136 MON B S-Video Socket to the Monitor/TV video input. 5. Connect the MX136 to a live AC Outlet. Monitor/TV 1. Connect a
cable from the MX136 POWER CONTROL B Jack to the McIntosh Power Amplifier Power Control In Jack.
2. Connect a cable from the MX136 ZONE B OUTPUTS Left and Right to the McIntosh Power Amplifier Unbalanced Left and Right Inputs. To AC Outlet
McIntosh Keypad McIntosh Power Amplifier Right Loudspeaker Left Loudspeaker 19 Front Panel Controls and Sensor Allows up or down adjustment for
each trim parameter Adjusts the Listen Volume Level of all eight channels Selects which of the eleven Audio/Video Sources or Tuner Signal is available for
VCR Outputs, Zone B Audio Outputs and MONitor B Video Outputs Selects which of the eleven Audio/ Video Sources or Tuner Signal is available at the Zone
A Audio Outputs, Component and MONitor A Video Outputs IR (Infra Red) Sensor accepts IR signals directly from the Remote Control Selects the parameter
for making audio and front panel display adjustments Selects the desired audio operating mode and selects the external eight channel input 20 Front Panel
Push-buttons and Switch Activates control of Zone B, both Input Selection and Volume Adjustment Allows for the storing into memory various MX136 Settings
Switches On and Off Zones A or B, or resets all the MX136 microprocessors Move Up or Down through various selections and for Tuning Up or Down the
AM or FM Broadcast Band when the optional TM1 Tuner Module is installed Press to go into Setup Mode to change the settings Move Left or Right through
selections and for scrolling through the Tuner Presets stored in memory, when the optional TM1 Tuner Module is installed Switches all AC Power On or Off
Switches Off the entire multizone system Allows for the selection of various MX136 Functions Activates the volume compression circuit, supported by selected
Dolby Digital sound tracks 21 Front Panel Displays Indicates which Trim Parameter has been selected Indicates Input Selection Status, Volume, Trim
Adjustments, Surround Modes, Setup Functions. The Tuner Functions are displayed when the Optional TM1 Module is installed Indicates which Surround
Mode is in use Indicates the name of the Sound Processing Format that is in use for INPUT A (Listen) Selector and if it is receiving a DIGITAL SIGNAL
Indicates the Listen Output Format and which channels are active; L (Left Front), C (Center), R (Right Front), SUB (Subwoofer), LS (Left Surround), BS
(Back Surround) and RS (Right Surround) Indicates when Zone B Front Control is active Indicates when the Late Night Processing has been selected
Indicates the Format of the Incoming Signal and which channels are active; L (Left Front), C (Center), R (Right Front), LFE (Low Frequency Effects), LS
(Left Surround), S (Pro Logic Surround) and RS (Right Surround) Indicates when the Input Source selected is processing a Digital Signal Indicates when the
MX136 is in Standby/On Mode 22 Notes 23 Remote Control Push-Buttons LED illuminates during the time a remote command is sent to the MX136 Turns AC
Power ON or OFF to certain McIntosh Components when connected via the Data Port Selects Functions for McIntosh Home Controller and as a "shift" key
when used with the AM or FM push-buttons Switches OFF the entire MX136 System Use to select tuner presets, disc tracks or any numbered operation
Selects AM Tuner Operating Functions and Disc Selection on certain McIntosh CD Players Press to Power the MX136 ON or OFF Press MODE to switch
between various Surround Modes Press to Power ON the MX136 Press to Power OFF the MX136 Selects FM Tuner Operating Functions and Track Selection
on certain McIntosh CD Players Press to REVIEW Tuner Station Presets and selects certain functions on McIntosh CD Players Adjusts the volume level up or
down Selects On Screen Functions for McIntosh DVD Players and certain CD Players Press TRIM and then the LEVEL Push-buttons to select and adjust
various functions Mutes the audio Selects Disc Player, Music Server or Tape Recorder Functions and also performs various functions on a variety of
McIntosh Components Selects the FF (Fast Forward) or REWind Mode on a Disc Player, Music Server or Tape Recorder; tunes Up or Down the AM/FM
Dial Selects one of the twelve High Level Audio/Video Sources or Phono Input Note: Push-buttons whose function is not indentified above are for use with
other McIntosh Products. 24 How to Operate by Remote Control How to Operate by Remote Control The supplied Remote Control is capable of directly
controlling the functions of contemporary McIntosh Source Components connected to the MX136.
Earlier McIntosh source components and other brand source components can be controlled by the MX136 Remote Control with the addition of a McIntosh
Remote Control Translator (RCT). Note: Your McIntosh Dealer can assist you with the installation and operation of the Remote Control Translator (RCT).
tuner memory. Press +10 a second time to stop on a station preset and exit the Review process. Note: The above Tuner Function requires either the optional
TM1 Tuner Module installed in the MX136 or an external McIntosh Tuner connected to the MX136.
Volume Press the Up or Down VOLUME Push-button to raise or lower the listening volume level. Note: The VCR OUPUTS are not affected by volume
changes. Mute Press the MUTE Push-button to mute audio in the Zone where the command is issued. The VCR OUTPUTS are not affected by the MUTE
function. The MX136 Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will indicate the word Mute for Zone A. Press MUTE a second time to unmute audio. Mode Press the
MODE Push-button to select the Surround Mode from Mono to Cinema 2 plus External Mode for listening to an Eight Channel Analog Audio Source. Trim
Press the TRIM Push-button, followed by the LEVEL Up or Down Push-button to select various sound adjustments and MX136 Setup Settings. Input Source
Selection Press any of the twelve Input Push-buttons to select a program source, both audio and video. Disc and Tape Functions Use these push-buttons to
operate a DVD Player, CD Player, CD Changer or Tape Recorder.
Numbered Push-buttons Press Push-buttons 0 through 9 to access tuner station presets or CD tracks/discs. Disc and Track Use the DISC and TRACK Pushbuttons when a CD Player or changer is being used. Tuner Push-buttons Press the AM or FM Push-button to select the desired broadcast band. Press and
release the Channel Up or Down Push-button to move from station to station. Press and hold a Channel Up or Down Push-button to move continuously from
station to station. Press +10 to start the automatic brief audition of each of the presets stored in the Acc On Press ACC ON to turn the power ON to a
McIntosh Disc Player.
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Acc Off Press ACC OFF to turn the power OFF to a McIntosh Disc Player. Pause Press to perform various functions on a variety of McIntosh Components.
It will also pause the playing of a disc or tape player. The Push-button will also allow for quick exiting from the active menu when in the setup mode.
25 How to Operate the Setup Mode Your McIntosh MX136 has been factory configured with default operating settings allowing for immediate use. Changes
to the default settings are accomplished with the built-in Setup Feature using On Screen Menus. Follow the sequence listed in the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
Menu, as some of these adjustments are interactive. Note: One of the MX136 MON A Video OUTPUTS must be connected to the video input of a Monitor/TV
for viewing the On Screen Menus. Figure 4 1.
Press the POWER switch to ON, the Red LED above the STANDBY/ON Push-button lights to indicate the MX136 is in Standby mode. Refer to figures 1 and 2.
Note: When the MX136 Main POWER Switch is first switched ON, the Front Panel Alphanumeric Figure 1 Display will indicate MX-136 and the Front Panel
Nomenclature will illuminate for about two seconds. 4. Access the desired Setup Menu by pressing the Up or Down directional pushbuttons followed by the
SELECT/OK Push-button on the supplied Remote Control.
The desired Setup Menu will then appear on the Monitor/ Figure 5 TV Screen. Use the Up or Down directional pushbuttons to SELECT/OK the menu item
and press the Left or Right directional push-buttons to change the current setting. 5. After all adjustments are complete, select MAIN MENU by pressing the
Up or Down directional push-buttons followed by SELECT/OK Push-button on the remote control. MENU: MAIN SYSTEM SETUP SPEAKER SIZE
SPEAKER TIME DELAY SPEAKER LEVEL INPUT SETUP VOLUME SETUP ADVANCED EXIT Figure 2 2. To Turn On the MX136, press the
STANDBY/ON Push-button. During the circuitry initialization period (approximately four seconds) after turn-on, the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display will
indicate the word MUTE (Audio Outputs will be muted). Refer to figures 1 and 3. Figure 3 Notes: For normal operation, switch the MX136 On and Off with
the Standby/On Push-button. You may also switch the MX136 On and Off by using the supplied Remote Control.
If the MX136 is not going to be used for an extended period of time, turn off all AC Power with the Power Switch. Figure 6 Note: Exiting from the active menu
may also be performed by pressing the EXIT Push-button on the Remote Control. 3. Press and hold the MX136 Front Panel SETUP Pushbutton for
approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode. The word SETUP will appear on the Front Panel Alphanumeric Display and the MAIN SYSTEM
SETUP Menu will appear on the Monitor/TV Screen. Refer to figures 4, 5 and 6. 6. If adjustments have been performed, the Adjustment Acceptance Menu will
appear on the Monitor/ TV screen asking if you want to save the adjustments in memory. Use the Up or Down directional pushbuttons to select YES to save,
or NO to not save, then press the SELECT/OK Push-button to exit the Setup Mode and return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7.
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39 1 ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THEM? NO YES Figure 7 Default Settings The following listings indicate the factory
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.. 33 The Low Frequency Effect (LFE) Sound Information is usually assigned to the Subwoofer Channel. If the Subwoofer Channel is switched Off and one or
more of the Front Channel Loudspeakers are set to Large in the Speaker Size Setup Menu, the LFE Sound Information will be redirected to the Large
Loudspeaker(s). 27 How to Adjust for Loudspeaker Size A Home Theater System can include a variety of Loudspeakers with various capabilities. The LARGE
listing refers to the Loudspeaker's capability for reproducing bass frequencies down to 35Hz within -3dB of the midrange frequencies. If a Loudspeaker can
not reproduce bass frequencies down to 35Hz within -3dB of the midrange frequencies, it is considered SMALL. If you do not have a Subwoofer, you must
have Front (Left and Right) Loudspeakers that are LARGE in order to hear the low frequencies below the Subwoofer Crossover Setting of 80Hz. If you are
unsure as to the bass performance capabilities of your Loudspeakers, select the SMALL setting. 1.
Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button for approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode. The word SETUP will appear on the MX136
Front Panel Alphanumeric Display and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will appear on the Monitor/TV screen. Refer to figure 6 on page 26. 2. Using the Up
or Down directional push-buttons, select Speaker Size on the On-Screen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button on the Remote Control. Refer to
figure 8. Notes: The very first time the SPEAKER SIZE Menu is accessed, the factory default settings will be indicated. In the Speaker Size Menu Setting
Options, the number after the name of Small or Large refers to quantity of Loudspeakers. If the setting for the Back Surround Loudspeaker is Small 1 (BSL Back Surround Left), only the Zone A Back Output Left Channel will have audio output. MENU: SPEAKER SIZE FRONT: CENTER: SURROUND: BACK
SURROUND: SUBWOOFER: SUB Crossover: MC BASS MODE MAIN MENU Small Small Small Small2 Yes 80Hz OFF Figure 8 3.
Select the appropriate Loudspeaker location and type by using the Up or Down directional push-buttons to select first the menu item and then press the Left
or Right directional push-buttons to change the current setting.
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Notes: When the Front Loudspeakers are set to Small, the options in the Speaker Size Setup Menu for the Center and Surround Loudspeakers are Small or
None; the Subwoofer Loudspeaker will be set to the On position. If the Surround Loudspeakers are set to Small, the options in the Speaker Size Setup Menu
for the Back Surrround Loudspeaker are Small 1(BSL), Small 2 or None. When the Small 1 (BSL) setting is selected, the BACK Surround Right Channel
ZONE A OUTPUT will be switched Off. A chart has been provided on the next page to record your system settings.
4. When all of the settings on the SPEAKER SIZE Menu agree with the Loudspeakers in your Home Theater System, perform the SUB Crossover and/or the
MC BASS MODE adjustments or if no adjustments are needed, then continue to the SPEAKER TIME DELAY Settings. If you do not wish to perform
SPEAKER TIME DELAY adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV
screen and proceed to the next step. 5.
Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you have made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to
save them. The MX136 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 27. 28 SETUP, con't Sub Crossover The MX136 incorporates a built-in
Electronic Crossover. The Crossover will redirect all of the audio frequencies below the crossover frequency setting to the Subwoofer and all the frequencies
above the setting to the appropriate remaining Home Theater Loudspeakers. The default setting for the SUB Crossover frequency setting is 80 Hz, which is
the correct frequency for most Home Theater Loudspeaker Systems. Refer to figure 8 and perform the following steps to change the setting. 6. Using the Up or
Down directional push-buttons, select SUB Crossover from the SPEAKER SIZE OnScreen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional pushbuttons to change the crossover frequency to the desired setting.
Notes: The range of adjustment is from 60Hz to 120Hz in 10Hz increments. When the Input Source is Analog and the Surround Mode is set to STEREO (the
Alphanumeric Front Panel Display will indicate PURE STEREO) the crossover frequency will default to 80Hz. MC Bass Mode When a Home Theater System
contains Loudspeakers that are refered to as Large, the Bass Management Circuitry will direct all the Low Frequency Sounds away from the Subwoofer and
to the Large Loudspeakers. With the MC BASS MODE set to ON the Low Frequency Sounds are sent to both the Large Loudspeakers and to the Subwoofer,
thus increasing the total low frequency output of the Home Theater System. The default setting for the MC BASS MODE is OFF. Refer to figure 8 and perform
the following steps to switch it On. Note: The MC BASS Mode is only active when the Source is either a Two Channel Analog or Digital Signal. 7. Next
perform the MC Bass Mode adjustment below or if no adjustment is needed, then continue to the SPEAKER TIME DELAY Settings. If you do not wish to
perform SPEAKER TIME DELAY adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the menu.
The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step. 8. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP
Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to save them. The MX136 will then return to
normal operation.
Refer to figure 7 on page 27. 9. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select MC BASS MODE from the SPEAKER SIZE On-Screen Menu, followed
by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to activate the circuit. Select MAIN MENU and the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the
Monitor/TV screen. 10.
Next continue to the SPEAKER TIME DELAY Settings. If you do not wish to perform SPEAKER TIME DELAY adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU
from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step. 11. Select EXIT from the MAIN
SYSTEM SETUP Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you have made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to save them. The MX136 will
then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 27. Loudspeaker Size Loudspeaker Default Setting New Setting Front (L&R) Center Surround
(L&R) Back Surround Subwoofer Sub Crossover MC Bass Small Small Small Small 2 Yes 80Hz Off 29 How to Adjust Loudspeaker Time Delay The following
Time Delay Adjustments will electronically compensate for different Loudspeaker distances from the Listening/Viewing Area. Refer to figure 9.
Time delay is measured in feet. The delays can be adjusted from 1 foot to 20 feet in one foot increments for each Loudspeaker. Note: Before performing the
TIME DELAY adjustments, you must first have completed the SPEAKER SIZE adjustments. 1. Press and hold the Front Panel SETUP Push-button for
approximately three seconds to enter the Setup Mode. @@Refer to figure 6 on page 26. 2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SPEAKER
TIME DELAY on the On-Screen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Push-button on the Remote Control. Refer to figure 10. Note: The very first time the
SPEAKER TIME DELAY MENU is accessed, the factory default settings will be indicated.
MENU: SPEAKER TIME DELAY LEFT FRONT 10FT CENTER 10FT RIGHT FRONT 10FT RIGHT SURROUND 10FT RIGHT BACK SUR 10FT LEFT
BACK SUR 10FT LEFT SURROUND 10FT SUBWOOFER 10FT MAIN MENU Figure 10 3. Measure the distance from the Listening/Viewing Area to each of
the Loudspeakers. A table has been provided to record the measurements and settings. Note: A distance measurement that contains fractions of a foot, should
be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number for this procedure. 4.
Select the appropriate Loudspeaker location and type by using the Up or Down directional push-buttons to select first the menu item and then press the Left
or Right directional push-buttons to change the current setting. When all of the settings on the SPEAKER TIME DELAY Menu agree with the Loudspeaker
measured distances in your Home Theater System, select MAIN MENU. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen. 5.
Continue next to the SPEAKER LEVEL Settings.
If you do not wish to perform SPEAKER LEVEL Adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear
on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step. 6. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you
have made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to save them. The MX136 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 27.
Loudspeaker Time Delay Location Default Setting New Setting Left Front Center Right Front Right Surround Right Back Sur Left Back Sur Left Surround
Subwoofer Figure 9 30 10 feet 10 feet 10 feet 10 feet 10 feet 10 feet 10 feet 10 feet SETUP, con't How to Adjust Loudspeaker Levels A properly setup Home
Theater Surround Sound System will have all Loudspeaker levels adjusted to the same volume level in the Listening/Viewing Area.
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The MX136 includes a built-in test signal generator and its output is switched into each Loudspeaker, either automatically or manually. The correct volume
level for each Loudspeaker can be determined in the Listening/Viewing area, either with a sound pressure meter or by listening.
Level adjustments are made in 1dB steps, over a plus or minus 12dB range, by using the Remote Control Left and Right directional push-buttons. Notes:
Before adjusting the SPEAKER LEVELs, perform the SPEAKER SIZE and SPEAKER TIME DELAY adjustments first. The SPEAKER LEVEL On-Screen
Display will only indicate channels that have been switched On in the SPEAKER SIZE Menu. A sound level pressure meter will greatly aid in adjusting the
Loudspeaker levels and the Left Front Loudspeaker Volume level can serve as a reference. MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL OFF LEFT FRONT CENTER RIGHT
FRONT RIGHT SURROUND RIGHT BACK SURR LEFT BACK SURR LEFT SURROUND SUBWOOFER MAIN MENU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1. @@@@Refer to
figure 6 on page 26. 2. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SPEAKER LEVEL on the On-Screen Menu, followed by the SELECT/OK Pushbutton on the Remote Control. Refer to figure 11. Note: The very first time the SPEAKER LEVEL MENU is accessed, the factory default settings will be
indicated.
Figure 11 louder or softer in any of the Loudspeakers, the levels should be adjusted so you hear the same test signal volume from all of the Loudspeakers. 6.
Adjust the volume of the test signal by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons on the Remote Control. If an adjustment is made on a Loudspeaker,
there is an additional 2-second time interval before the system switches to the next Loudspeaker. As a level is changed, the on-screen display instantly
indicates the level change with numbers or minus numbers.
7. As the test signal switches to succeeding Loudspeakers, 3. Determine whether you wish to use the Automatic (requires less push-button presses) or Manual
(quicker when used with a sound pressure meter) Loudspeaker Level switching mode. For Automatic switching, proceed to Step 4. For Manual switching,
proceed to Step 11 on the next page.
Automatic Loudspeaker Level Switching 4. Using the Left or Right directional push-buttons, select AUTO MODE from the SPEAKER LEVEL OnScreen
Menu, followed by pressing the SELECT/OK Push-button to activate the Automatic Loudspeaker Level Switching Mode. The test signal will start cycling
continuously through all Loudspeakers in 2-second intervals. Refer to figure 12. 5. While in the Listening/Viewing area, note the volume levels from each of
the Loudspeakers as the test signal switches. If you determine that the test signal volume is MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL AUTO MODE: PRESS SELECT LEFT
FRONT 0 CENTER 0 RIGHT FRONT 0 RIGHT SURROUND 0 RIGHT BACK SURR 0 LEFT BACK SURR 0 LEFT SURROUND 0 SUBWOOFER 0 MAIN
MENU Figure 12 31 MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL AUTO MODE: SELECT TO STOP LEFT FRONT 0 CENTER 0 RIGHT FRONT 0 RIGHT SURROUND 0
RIGHT BACK SURR 0 LEFT BACK SURR 0 LEFT SURROUND 0 SUBWOOFER 0 MAIN MENU MENU: SPEAKER LEVEL MANUAL MODE: PRESS
SELECT LEFT FRONT 0 CENTER 0 RIGHT FRONT 0 RIGHT SURROUND 0 RIGHT BACK SURR 0 LEFT BACK SURR 0 LEFT SURROUND 0
SUBWOOFER 0 MAIN MENU Figure 13 Figure 14 repeat the level adjustment process until the test signal volume levels of all the Loudspeakers are the
same. The Loudspeaker level cycling mode can be repeated as often as necessary. 8. Press the SELECT/OK Push-button to switch Off the Automatic
Loudspeaker Level Switching Mode.
Refer to figure 13. 9. Continue next to the INPUT SETUP. If you do not wish to perform INPUT SETUP Adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the
menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV screen and proceed to the next step. 10. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM
SETUP Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have made, select YES to save those changes or NO not to save them. The MX136 will then
return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 27.
Manual Loudspeaker Level Switching 11. Using the Left or Right directional push-buttons, select MANUAL MODE from the SPEAKER LEVEL On-Screen
Menu, followed by pressing the SELECT/ OK Push-button to activate the Manual Loudspeaker LEVEL Switching Mode. Refer to figure 14. 12. Adjust the
volume of the Loudspeaker by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons on the Remote Control.
13. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select the next Loudspeaker and perform the level adjusting procedure. Continue this for each of the
remain32 ing Loudspeakers. Repeat this as often as necessary until you are satisfied that the volume levels of all the Loudspeakers are the same. 14.
Press the SELECT/OK Push-button to switch Off the Manual Loudspeaker Level Switching Mode. 15. Continue next to the INPUT SETUP. If you do not wish
to perform INPUT SETUP Adjustments at this time, select MAIN MENU from the menu. The MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu will reappear on the Monitor/TV
screen and proceed to the next step. 16. Select EXIT from the MAIN SYSTEM SETUP Menu. If you are satisfied with the changes that you may have made,
select YES to save those changes or NO not to save them. The MX136 will then return to normal operation. Refer to figure 7 on page 27.
Loudspeaker Levels Location Default Setting New Setting Left Front Center Right Front Right Surround Right Back Sur Left Back Sur Left Surround
Subwoofer 0dB 0dB 0dB 0dB 0dB 0dB 0dB 0dB SETUP, con't How to Change the Input Setup The MX136 has twelve Analog Audio Inputs numbered 0
through 11, six Digital Audio Inputs lettered A through F and five Component Video Inputs numbered 1 through 5. There are also four HDMI (Digital Video)
Inputs numbered 1 through 4. @@@@@@@@@@@@2. @@@@@@Refer to figure 6 on page 26. 2. @@Refer to figure 6 on page 26. 3. @@@@@@7.
@@8. @@9.
@@10. Proceed to the Digital Input Setting. @@@@The On-Screen Menu Title can now be changed from the default name. Refer to figure 16. 5.
@@@@11. @@12. @@Refer to figure 17. Notes: A Digital Input may be assigned to multiple Audio Inputs. The "LK" after the Digital Input Name indicates
the MX136 will stay locked into the Digital Mode even with an interruption of the Signal.
When the Lock is Off, the MX136 will switch to the associate Analog Input Signal if there is interruption of the Digital Signal. 14. Using the Up or Down
directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the DVD
Input Number 11. 15. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select ZONE A ANALOG INPUT on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the
Right directional push-button to select BAL1. Refer to figure 18. Note: The BALanced (1 or 2) Input may be assigned to multiple Audio Inputs. 13. Continue
next to the ZONE A Analog Input Setting. If you do not wish to perform ZONE A Analog Input Setting at this time, proceed to the SURR MODE setting.
ZONE A Analog Input The MX136 has two pairs of Stereo Balanced Inputs that may be assigned to any of the eleven Audio Inputs instead of unbalanced
(RCA Type) jacks.
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The AUX Input also includes the option of connecting a Turntable with a Moving Magnet type Phono Cartridge to PH/AUX unbalanced jacks. In the steps
below, the BALanced 1 Inputs will be assigned to the DVD Input and the PH/AUX Input will change over to a Phono Input. MENU: INPUT SETUP SOURCE
INPUT 5 - IR-TP2 TITLE DVD2 DIGITAL INPUT OPT C LK ZONE A ANALOG INPUT RCA SURR MODE LAST VIDEO POWER ON HDMI VIDEO
NONE COMPONENT VIDEO NONE MAIN MENU 16. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the PH/AUX Input Number 1. 17. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons,
select ZONE A ANALOG INPUT on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Right directional push-button to select the PHON. Refer to figure 19. 18.
@@The On-Screen Menu Title can now be changed from the default name.
19. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select "P" as the first character of the new title. 20. @@21. Using the Up or Down directional pushbuttons to select "H" the second character of the title.
22. Select the two remaining characters "O" and "N" of the title by using the directional push-buttons. 23. @@24. Continue next to the SURR MODE Input
Setting.
If you do not wish to perform SURR MODE Input Setting at this time, proceed to the Video Power. MENU: INPUT SETUP SOURCE INPUT 11 - IR-DVD
TITLE DVD1 DIGITAL INPUT OPT C LK ZONE A ANALOG INPUT BAL1 SURR MODE LAST VIDEO POWER ON HDMI VIDEO NONE COMPONENT
VIDEO 5 MAIN MENU Figure 17 34 Figure 18 SETUP, con't MENU: INPUT SETUP SOURCE INPUT 1 - IR-PH/AUX TITLE PHON DIGITAL INPUT OPT
C LK ZONE A ANALOG INPUT PHON SURR MODE LAST VIDEO POWER ON HDMI VIDEO NONE COMPONENT VIDEO NONE MAIN MENU MENU:
INPUT SETUP SOURCE INPUT 11 - IR-DVD TITLE DVD DIGITAL INPUT COAX F LK ZONE A ANALOG INPUT RCA SURR MODE CINEMA 1 VIDEO
POWER ON HDMI VIDEO NONE COMPONENT VIDEO NONE MAIN MENU Figure 19 Figure 20 Surround Mode By default, the MX136 will remember
the last Surround Mode Setting for each input. It is also possible to assign a Default Surround Mode for each Input, so every time that Input is selected the
Surround Mode will be the default setting instead of the last selected Surround Mode for the input. Refer to figure 20. 25. Using the Up or Down directional
Push-buttons, select SURR MODE from the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional Push-buttons to select the CINEMA 1
Surround Mode for DVD Input instead of the default setting of LAST. 26. Continue next to the VIDEO POWER Control. If you do not wish to perform VIDEO
POWER Control Adjustments at this time, proceed to the HDMI Video Input. Video Power The MX136 has a VIDEO POWER CONTROL Jack and its
activation is controllable by selecting any one of the Analog Audio/Video Inputs.
By default all eleven Analog Audio/Video Inputs have the VIDEO POWER feature set to the ON Position. In the following example, the VIDEO POWER
Settting for the new DVD Input will be switched Off. 27. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the DVD Input Number 5. 28. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select
VIDEO POWER on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional MENU: INPUT SETUP SOURCE INPUT 11 - IR-DVD TITLE
DVD DIGITAL INPUT COAX F LK ZONE A ANALOG INPUT RCA SURR MODE CINEMA 1 VIDEO POWER ON HDMI VIDEO NONE COMPONENT
VIDEO NONE MAIN MENU Figure 21 push-buttons to select OFF. Refer to figure 21. 29. If you do not wish to perform HDMI VIDEO Input Adjustments at
this time, proceed to Component Video and Video Converter Input. HDMI Video Input The MX136 has Electronic Input Switching for four HDMI Video
Sources and they may be assigned to any of the eleven Analog Audio/Digital Inputs.
The following example describes how to reassign HDMI 2 IN Video Input, which by default has been assigned to TV Input 7, over to the CD2 Input 3. Notes:
The MX136 allows for assigning a HDMI Video Input to multiple Inputs or switched Off. If there are any Component Video, S-Video or Composite Video
Inputs to be viewed through the HDMI Video Monitor A Output, it is necessary to select "COMP" in the HDMI Video Menu Selection for that Input Source.
30. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, 35 MENU: INPUT SETUP SOURCE INPUT 3 - IR-CD2 TITLE CD2 DIGITAL INPUT COAX D LK
ZONE A ANALOG INPUT RCA SURR MODE CINEMA 1 VIDEO POWER OFF HDMI VIDEO 2 COMPONENT VIDEO NONE MAIN MENU MENU:
INPUT SETUP SOURCE INPUT 5 - IR-TP2 TITLE DVD2 DIGITAL INPUT OPT C LK ZONE A ANALOG INPUT RCA SURR MODE CINEMA 1 VIDEO
POWER OFF HDMI VIDEO NONE COMPONENT VIDEO 4 MAIN MENU Figure 22A Figure 22B select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu,
followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the TV Input, Number 7.
Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select HDMI VIDEO on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons
to select NONE. 31. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT from on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or
Right directional push-buttons to select CD2 Input 3. Refer to figure 22A. 32.
Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select HDMI VIDEO from the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional pushbuttons to select the Number 2. 33. If you do not wish to perform COMPONENT VIDEO Adjustments at this time, proceed to How to Change the Volume
Setup on page 38. Component Video Input The MX136 has Electronic Input Switching for five Component Video Sources and they may be assigned to any of
the eleven Analog Audio/Digital Inputs. The following example describes how to reassign COMPONENT 4 IN Video Input, which by default has been
assigned to VCR2 Input, over to the newly created DVD2 Input and switching the VCR2 Component Video Input to Off. Note: The MX136 allows for
assigning a Component Video Input to multiple Analog Audio/Digital Inputs. 34. Using the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT
from the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select the DVD2 Input, Number 5. 35. Using the Up or Down
directional push-buttons, 36 select COMPONENT VIDEO on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select 4.
Refer to figure 22B. 36. If the DVD2 Input is to be viewed through the HDMI Monitor A Output, use the Up or Down directional push-buttons, select HDMI
VIDEO on the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select COMP. Refer to figure 22C. 37. Using the Up or
Down directional push-buttons, select SOURCE INPUT from the On-Screen Menu, followed by pressing the Left or Right directional push-buttons to select
the VCR2 Input, Number 10.
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