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Sony STR-DE675 User manual
4-233-598-72(4)
FM Stereo
FM-AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DE675
 2001 Sony Corporation
WARNING
Precautions
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
On safety
On cleaning
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the receiver and
have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• To prevent fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the receiver with
newspapers, table cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the
receiver.
• To prevent fire or shock hazards, do not
place vases on the receiver.
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with
a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
To avoid electrical shock,
do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
Do not install the
appliance in a confined
space, suc( as a bookcase
or built-in cabinet.
Don’t throw a battery,
dispose it as the injurious
wastes.
On power sources
• Before operating the receiver, check that
the operating voltage is identical with
your local power supply. The operating
voltage is indicated on the nameplate at
the rear of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
unit itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver
for a long time, be sure to disconnect the
receiver from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the
plug itself; never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed only at
the qualified service shop.
On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
buildup and prolong the life of the
receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the
cabinet that might block the ventilation
holes and cause malfunctions.
• Although the receiver heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If
you continuously use this receiver at a
large volume, the cabinet temperature of
the top, side and bottom rises
accordingly. To avoid burning yourself,
do not touch the cabinet.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be
sure to turn off and unplug the receiver.
2
If you have any question or problem
concerning your receiver, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
About This Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The instructions in this manual is for model STR-DE675.
Check your model number by looking at the lower right
corner of the front panel.
Hooking Up the Components 4
Conventions
• The instructions in this manual describe the controls on
the receiver. You can also use the controls on the
supplied remote if they have the same or similar names
as those on the receiver.
• The following icon is used in this manual:
z Indicates hints and tips for making the task easier.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro Logic
Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround System.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol a are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential unpublished Works. © 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories.
All rights reserved.
**Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc. US
Pat. No. 5,451,942, 5,956,674, 5,974,380, 5,978,762 and other
world-wide patents issued and pending. “DTS” and “DTS Digital
Surround” are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Copyright 1996, 2000 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All Rights
Reserved.
*
Unpacking 4
Antenna Hookups 5
Audio Component Hookups 6
Video Component Hookups 7
Digital Component Hookups 8
MULTI CH IN Hookups 10
Other Hookups 11
Hooking Up and Setting Up the
Speaker System 13
Speaker System Hookup 14
Performing Initial Setup Operations
Multi Channel Surround Setup 17
Before You Use Your Receiver 21
16
Location of Parts and Basic
Operations 23
Front Panel Parts Descriptions 23
Enjoying Surround Sound
27
Selecting a Sound Field 28
Understanding the Multi-Channel Surround
Displays 32
Customizing Sound Fields 34
Receiving Broadcasts 38
Storing FM Stations Automatically
(AUTOBETICAL) 40
Direct Tuning 40
Automatic Tuning 41
Preset Tuning 41
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)
Other Operations
42
44
Naming Preset Stations and Program Sources 45
Recording 45
Using the Sleep Timer 46
Adjustment Using the SET UP Button 47
CONTROL A1 Control System 47
Additional Information 49
Troubleshooting 49
Specifications 51
Glossary 53
Settings Using SURR, LEVEL, EQ, and SET UP
buttons 54
Remote Button Description 55
Index 58
3
Hooking Up
the
Components
This chapter describes how to connect
various audio and video components
to the receiver. Be sure to read the
sections for the components you have
before you actually connect them to
the receiver.
Unpacking
Check that you received the following items with the
receiver:
• FM wire antenna (1)
• AM loop antenna (1)
• R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
• Remote Commander (remote) (1)
Inserting batteries into the remote
Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and – properly
oriented in the battery compartment. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor g on the receiver.
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z When to replace batteries
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for about 6
months. When the remote no longer operates the receiver, replace
all batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting
apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
Before you get started
• Turn off the power to all components before making
any connections.
• Do not connect the AC power cords until all of the
connections are completed.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and
noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to
match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on
the components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left,
audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
4
Antenna Hookups
Hooking Up the Components
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
CTRL
A1
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
L
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
R
R
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
IN
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
Terminals for connecting the antennas
Connect the
To the
AM loop antenna
AM terminals
FM wire antenna
FM 75Ω COAXIAL terminal
SUB
WOOFER
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
z If you have poor FM reception
Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the receiver
to an outdoor FM antenna as shown below.
Outdoor FM antenna
Receiver
ANTENNA
Notes on antenna hookups
AM
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna
away from the receiver and other components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as
horizontal as possible.
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
Ground wire
(not supplied)
To ground
Important
If you connect the receiver to an outdoor antenna, ground
it against lightning. To prevent a gas explosion, do not
connect the ground wire to a gas pipe.
5
Audio Component Hookups
Required cords
Hooking Up the Components
Audio cords (not supplied)
MD/TAPE deck
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to
the appropriate jacks on the components.
INPUT OUTPUT
LINE
LINE
L
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Red (R)
R
IN
OUT
ç
ç
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
CTRL
A1
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
R
IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
VIDEO 1
OUTPUT
LINE
L
R
CD player
Jacks for connecting audio components
Connect a
To the
CD player
CD jacks
MD deck or Tape deck
MD/TAPE jacks
6
SUB
WOOFER
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
Video Component Hookups
Required cords
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to
the appropriate jacks on the components.
TV or Satellite tuner
S-VIDEO
OUTPUT
AUDIO OUT
R
L
DVD or LD player
VIDEO
OUT
OUTPUT
AUDIO OUT
R
L
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
TV monitor
S-VIDEO
INPUT
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
IN
Yellow (video)
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
Red (R/audio)
Video cord for connecting a TV monitor (not supplied)
Yellow
Yellow
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
CTRL
A1
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
VIDEO IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
L
VIDEO IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
S VIDEO
OUT
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
R
R
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
IN
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
IN
OUTPUT
AUDIO
OUT
AC OUTLET
OUT
INPUT OUTPUT
VIDEO
OUT
SWITCHED 100W MAX
ç
ç
MULTI CH IN
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
AUDIO
OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
L
L
R
R
S-VIDEO
OUT
VCR
Jacks for connecting video components
Connect a
To the
TV or Satellite tuner
TV/SAT jacks
VCR
VIDEO 1 jacks
Additional VCR
VIDEO 2 jacks
DVD or LD player
DVD/LD jacks
TV monitor
MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack
VCR
Note on video component hookups
You can connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the TV/
SAT AUDIO IN jacks on the receiver and apply sound
effects to the audio from the TV. In this case, do not
connect the TV’s video output jack to the TV/SAT VIDEO
IN jack on the receiver. If you are connecting a separate
TV tuner (or satellite tuner), connect both the audio and
video output jacks to the receiver as shown above.
z When using the S-video jacks instead of the video jacks
Your monitor must also be connected via an S-video jack. S-video
signals are on a separate bus from the video signals and will not
be output through the video jacks.
7
Hooking Up the Components
Audio/video cords (not supplied)
Digital Component Hookups
Hooking Up the Components
Connect the digital output jacks of your DVD player and
satellite tuner (etc.) to the receiver’s digital input jacks to
bring the multi channel surround sound of a movie
theater into your home. To enjoy full effect of multi
channel surround sound, five speakers (two front
speakers, two surround speakers, and a center speaker)
and a sub woofer are required. You can also connect an
LD player with an RF OUT jack via an RF demodulator,
such as the Sony MOD-RF1 (not supplied).
Required cords
Optical digital cords (not supplied)
Black
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
Yellow
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
OUT
Yellow
Audio/video cords (not supplied)
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to
the appropriate jacks on the components.
TV or Satellite
tuner
DVD player (etc.)*
Black
Yellow (video)
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
Red (R/audio)
Note
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
The optical and coaxial digital input jacks on the receiver are
compatible with sampling frequencies of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz and 96 kHz** (**DVD/LD only).
OUTPUT
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
R
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
CTRL
A1
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
R
IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
* When making digital audio connections to a DVD player, connect to either the coaxial OR optical digital jacks, and not both. It is recommended to
make digital audio connections to the coaxial jack.
Example of LD player connected via an RF demodulator
Please note that you cannot connect an LD player’s AC-3 RF OUT jack directly to the receiver’s digital input jacks. You
must first convert the RF signal to either an optical or coaxial digital signal. Connect the LD player to the RF demodulator,
then connect the RF demodulator’s optical or coaxial digital output to the receiver’s OPTICAL or COAXIAL DVD/LD IN
jack. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with your RF Demodulator for details on AC-3 RF hookups.
VIDEO OUT
LD player
AC-3 RF
OUT
RF demodulator
DIGITAL
DVD/LD IN
(COAXIAL)
or (OPTICAL)
DVD/LD
VIDEO IN
VIDEO 1
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
MD/TAPE
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
TUNING
FM MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
–
C
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
Note
When making connections as shown above, be sure to set INPUT MODE (8 on page 25) manually. The receiver may not operate correctly
if INPUT MODE is set to “AUTO.”
8
Connect the digital output jacks of your MD or tape deck
to the receiver’s digital input jack and connect the digital
input jacks of your MD or tape deck to the receiver’s
digital output jack. These connections allow you to make
digital recordings of a CDs played back through your
DVD (or LD player) and satellite broadcasts.
Required cords
Black
Black
Audio cords (not supplied)
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to
the appropriate jacks on the components.
MD or tape deck
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Red (R)
INPUT OUTPUT
DIGITAL
LINE
OPTICAL
IN
LINE
L
OUT
OUT
ç
IN
ç
ç
ç
R
OUT
IN
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
CTRL
A1
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
R
IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
Notes
• Please note that you cannot make a digital recording of a digital multi channel surround signal.
• To make a digital recording from your CD player, connect the CD player’s digital output directly to the digital input on your MD or tape
deck. Refer to the instructions supplied with your CD player and MD or tape deck for details.
• The DVD/LD IN OPTICAL and COAXIAL jacks are compatible with 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 32 kHz sampling frequencies. The
other OPTICAL jacks are compatible with 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 32 kHz sampling frequencies.
• It is not possible to record analog signals to TAPE and VIDEO with only digital connections. To record analog signals, make analog
connections. To record digital signals, make digital connections.
• Input signals with 96 kHz sampling frequencies to the DVD/LD IN OPTICAL or COAXIAL jacks. Using other jacks may result in
intermittent sound.
9
Hooking Up the Components
Optical digital cords (not supplied)
MULTI CH IN Hookups
Hooking Up the Components
Although this receiver incorporates a multi channel
decoder, it is also equipped with MULTI CH IN jacks.
These connections allow you to enjoy multichannel
software encoded in formats other than Dolby Digital and
DTS. If your DVD player is equipped with MULTI CH
OUTPUT jacks, you can connect them directly to the
receiver to enjoy the sound of the DVD player’s multi
channel decoder. Alternatively, the MULTI CH IN jacks
can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.
To fully enjoy multi channel surround sound, you will
need five speakers (two front speakers, two surround
speakers, and a center speaker) and a subwoofer. Refer to
the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player,
multi channel decoder, etc., for details on the multi
channel input hookups.
Required cords
Audio cords (not supplied)
Two for the MULTI CH IN FRONT and SURROUND jacks
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Red (R)
Monaural audio cords (not supplied)
Two for the MULTI CH IN CENTER and SUB WOOFER jacks
Black
Black
Video cord (not supplied)
One for the DVD/LD VIDEO IN jacks (etc.)
Yellow
DVD player,
Multichannel decoder, etc.
Note
When using the connections described below, adjust the level of
your surround speakers and subwoofer from the DVD player or
multichannel decoder.
MULTI CH OUTPUT
SURROUND
Yellow
FRONT
CENTER
SUB
WOOFER
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
CTRL
A1
FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
L
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
OUT
L
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
IN
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
R
R
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
IN
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
SUB
WOOFER
VIDEO 1
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
Example of a DVD player hookup using the MULTI CH IN jacks
Front Speaker (L)
Front Speaker (R)
VIDEO OUT
DVD/LD
VIDEO IN etc.
MULTI CH IN
VIDEO 1
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
SPEAKERS
FRONT
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
TUNER
AUX
Surround Speaker (R)
?/1
MD/TAPE
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
DVD player
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
TUNING
FM MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
–
MULTI CH IN
MUTING
A.F.D.
ENTER
MODE
SPEAKERS
SURROUND/CENTER
C
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
PHONES
2CH
Surround Speaker (L)
Center Speaker
SUB WOOFER
Active Woofer
Note
See page 14 for details on speaker system hookup.
10
Other Hookups
Required cords
Hooking Up the Components
Audio cords (not supplied)
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the
appropriate jacks on the components.
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Red (R)
CONTROL A1 connecting cord (not supplied)
Black
Black
AC power cord
CONTROL A1
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
VIDEO IN
MD/
TAPE
OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
S VIDEO
IN
L
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
S VIDEO
OUT
L
S VIDEO
IN
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
IN
R
R
IN
OUT
IN
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
R
AUDIO IN
TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
AUX
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
AC OUTLET*
OUTPUT
To a wall outlet
LINE
CD player, tape deck,
MD deck, etc.
11
Other Hookups
CONTROL A1
hookup
Hooking Up the Components
• If you have a CONTROL A1 compatible Sony
CD player, tape deck, or MD deck
Use a CONTROL A1 cord (not supplied) to connect the
CONTROL A1 jack on the CD player, tape deck, or
MD deck to the CONTROL A1 jack on the receiver.
Refer “CONTROL-A1 Control System” on page 47
and the operating instructions supplied with your CD
player, tape deck, or MD deck for details.
Note
If you make CONTROL A1 connections from the receiver to
an MD deck that is also connected to a computer, do not
operate the receiver while using the “Sony MD Editor”
software. This may cause a malfunction.
• If you have a Sony CD changer with a
COMMAND MODE selector
If your CD changer’s COMMAND MODE selector can
be set to CD 1, CD 2, or CD 3, be sure to set the
command mode to “CD 1” and connect the changer to
the CD jacks on the receiver.
If, however, you have a Sony CD changer with VIDEO
OUT jacks, set the command mode to “CD 2” and
connect the changer to the VIDEO IN jacks on the
receiver.
AUX AUDIO IN hookup
• If you have an individual audio component
(except PHONO)
Use the audio cords to connect the LINE OUT jacks on
the CD player, tape deck, or MD deck to the AUX
AUDIO IN jack on the receiver so that you can listen to
stereo sources in surround sound.
12
Connecting the AC power cord
Before connecting the AC power cord of this receiver to a
wall outlet:
• Connect the speaker system to the receiver (see page
14).
Connect the AC power cord(s) of your audio/video
components to a wall outlet.
If you connect other audio/video components to the AC
OUTLET(s) on the receiver, the receiver will supply power
to the connected component(s), allowing you to turn the
whole system on or off when you turn the receiver on or
off.
Caution
Make sure that the total power consumption of the component(s)
connected to the receiver’s AC OUTLET(s) does not exceed the
wattage stated on the rear panel. Do not connect high-wattage
electrical home appliances such as electric irons, fans, or TVs to
this outlet.
Note
If the AC power cord is disconnected for about one week, the
receiver’s entire memory will be cleared and the demonstration
will start.
This chapter describes how to hook
up your speaker system to the
receiver, how to position each speaker,
and how to set up your speakers to
enjoy multi channel surround sound.
SET UP
Jog dial
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PRESET
PTY
TUNING
SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
TUNING
FMPTY
MODE FM FM
MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
C
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
AM
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
Cursor buttons
/
Brief descriptions of buttons and control
used to set up the speaker system
SET UP button: Press to enter the setup mode when
specifying speaker types and distances.
Cursor buttons ( / ): Use to select parameters after
pressing the SET UP button.
Jog dial: Use to adjust the setting of each parameter.
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Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
Hooking Up
and Setting Up
the Speaker
System
Speaker System Hookup
Required cords
Speaker cords (not supplied)
One for each front, surround, and center speaker
Front speaker (L)
Front speaker (R)
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
(+)
(+)
(–)
(–)
]
}
}
]
Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
One for an active sub woofer
Black
Black
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DVD/LD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
AM
MONITOR
MD/
TAPE
IN
CTRL
A1
MD/
TAPE
OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
SPEAKERS
SURROUND
CENTER
FRONT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL
S VIDEO
IN
L
L
S VIDEO
IN
L
S VIDEO
OUT
S VIDEO
IN
S VIDEO
OUT
L
L
L
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
R
R
R
FRONT
SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER
MULTI CH IN
IN
IN
AUX
CD
OUT
R
IN
AUDIO IN
R
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SUB
WOOFER
SWITCHED 100W MAX
AC OUTLET
INPUT
AUDIO
IN
Active sub woofer
}
]
Surround speaker (R)
}
Surround speaker (L)
Terminals for connecting the speakers
Connect the
To the
Front speakers (8 ohm)
SPEAKERS FRONT terminals
Surround speakers (8 ohm)
SPEAKERS SURROUND
terminals
Center speaker (8 ohm)
SPEAKERS CENTER terminals
Active sub woofer
SUB WOOFER AUDIO OUT jack
14
]
}
]
Center speaker
Notes on speaker system hookup
• Twist the stripped ends of the speaker cords about 10
mm (2/3 inch). Be sure to match the speaker cord to the
appropriate terminal on the components: + to + and – to
–. If the cords are reversed, the sound will be distorted
and will lack bass.
• If you use speakers with low maximum input rating,
adjust the volume carefully to avoid excessive output
on the speakers.
To avoid short-circuiting the speakers
Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage the receiver.
To prevent this, make sure to take the following
precautions when connecting the speakers.
To avoid damaging your speakers
Make sure that you turn down the volume before you
turn off the receiver. When you turn on the receiver, the
volume remains at the level you turn off the receiver.
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
Make sure the stripped ends of each speaker cord
does not touch another speaker terminal or the
stripped end of another speaker cord.
Examples of poor conditions of the speaker cord
Stripped speaker cord is touching another speaker terminal.
Stripped cords are touching each other due to excessive
removal of insulation.
After connecting all the components, speakers,
and AC power cord, output a test tone to check
that all the speakers are connected correctly. For
details on outputting a test tone, see page 20.
If no sound is heard from a speaker while outputting a
test tone or a test tone is output from a speaker other than
the one whose name is currently displayed on the
receiver, the speaker may be short-circuited. If this
happens, check the speaker connection again.
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Performing Initial Setup Operations
Once you have made speaker connections and have
turned on the power for the first time, clear the receiver’s
memory. After you have done this, set the speaker sizes,
speaker locations and other initial system settings that are
necessary.
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
Clearing the receiver’s memory
Before you use your receiver for the first time or when
you want to clear the receiver’s memory, do the following.
If the Demonstration appears when the power is turned
on, this procedure is not necessary.
1/u
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PRESET
PTY
TUNING
SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
TUNING
FMPTY
MODE FM FM
MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
–
C
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
AM
Setting up the receiver
Before you use your receiver for the first time, use the SET
UP button to adjust settings to correspond to your system.
You can set the following items. For details on how to
adjust each setting, see the page in parentheses.
• Set the speaker size (page 17).
• Set the speaker distance (page 19).
• Select the MULTI CH IN video signal (page 47).
• Whether the display turns off or not when you press
DIMMER (page 47).
Demonstration Mode
The demonstration will activate the first time you turn on the
power. When the demonstration starts, the following message
appears in the display :
“NOW DEMONSTRATION MODE IF YOU FINISH
DEMONSTRATION PLEASE PRESS POWER KEY
WHILE THIS MESSAGE APPEARS IN THE DISPLAY
THANK YOU”
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
To cancel the demonstration
1
Turn off the receiver.
2
Hold down ?/1 for four seconds.
The currently selected function, then the
demonstration message appears in the display and the
items including the following are reset or cleared:
• All preset stations are reset or cleared.
• All sound field parameters are reset to their factory
settings.
• All index names (of preset stations and program
sources) are cleared.
• All adjustments made with the SET UP button are
reset to their factory settings.
• The sound field memorized for each program source
and preset stations are cleared.
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Press ?/1 to turn the receiver off while the above message is
being displayed. The next time you turn the receiver on, the
demonstration will not appear.
To view the demonstration
Hold down SET UP and press ?/1 to turn on the power.
Notes
• Running the demonstration will clear the receiver’s
memory. For details on what will be cleared, see “Clearing
the receiver's memory” on this page.
• There will be no sound when the demonstration mode is
activated.
• You cannot cancel demonstration if you did not press
?/1 while the above message is being displayed. To cancel
demonstration after the above message appears, press ?/1
twice to activate the demonstration again. Then, press ?/1
while the above message is being displayed.
Multi Channel Surround Setup
You can place the surround speakers either behind you or
to the side, depending on the shape of your room (etc.).
Specifying the speaker parameters
1
Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
2
Press SET UP.
3
Press the cursor buttons ( or
parameter you want to adjust.
4
Turn the jog dial to select the setting you want.
The setting is stored automatically.
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have set all of the
parameters that follow.
) to select the
When the surround speakers are placed to the side
B
A
z Normal speaker and Micro Satellite speaker
A
45°
C
C
Choose NORM. SP. if you’re using normal speakers and MICRO
SP. if you’re using Micro Satellite speakers. If you choose NORM.
SP., you can adjust the speaker size and the sub woofer selection
as mentioned below. However, if you choose MICRO SP., the
speaker size and the sub woofer selection has been configurated
as follows:
90°
20°
When the surround speakers are placed behind you
Speakers
Settings
Front
SMALL
Center
SMALL
Surround
SMALL
Woofer
YES
You cannot change the configuration if you choose MICRO SP.
B
A
A
45°
C
C
The setting for Micro Satellite speaker (MICRO SP.) has been
programmed to optimize the sound balance. If you use Sony’s
Micro Satellite speakers, select MICRO SP. When you use Micro
Satellite speaker and the speaker size is set to LARGE, you may
not obtain the correct soundstage. The speaker may also be
damaged at high volume position.
90°
20°
Note
Do not place the center speaker farther away from the listening
position than the front speakers.
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For the best possible surround sound all speakers should
be the same distance from the listening position (A).
(However, this unit lets you to place the center speaker up
to 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer (B) and the surround speakers
up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) closer (C) to the listening
position. The front speakers can be placed from 1.0 to 12.0
meters (3 to 40 feet) from the listening position (A).)
Multi Channel Surround Setup
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
R )
p Front speaker size ( L
Initial setting : LARGE
• If you connect large speakers that will effectively
reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally,
select “LARGE”.
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround
effects when using multi channel surround sound,
select “SMALL” to activate the bass redirection circuitry
and output the front channel bass frequencies from the
sub woofer.
• When the front speaker is set to “SMALL”, the center
and surround speakers are also automatically set to
“SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”).
p Center speaker size ( C )
Initial setting : LARGE
• If you connect a large speaker that will effectively
reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally,
select “LARGE”. However, if the front speakers are set
to “SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker to
“LARGE”.
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround
effects when using multi channel surround sound,
select “SMALL” to activate the bass redirection circuitry
and output the center channel bass frequencies from the
front speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub woofer. *1
• If you do not connect the center speaker, select “NO”.
The sound of the center channel will be output from the
front speakers.*2
p Surround speaker size ( SL SR )
Initial setting : LARGE
• If you connect large speakers that will effectively
reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally,
select “LARGE”. However, if the front speakers are set
to “SMALL”, you cannot set the surround speakers to
“LARGE”.
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround
effects when using multi channel surround sound,
select “SMALL” to activate the bass redirection circuitry
and output the surround channel bass frequencies from
the sub woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
• If you do not connect surround speakers, select “NO”.*3
z About speaker sizes (LARGE and SMALL)
Internally, the LARGE and SMALL settings for each speaker
determine whether or not the internal sound processor will cut
the bass signal from that channel. When the bass is cut from a
channel the bass redirection circuitry sends the corresponding
bass frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE” speaker.
However, since bass sounds have a certain amount of
directionality it best not to cut them, if possible. Therefore, even
when using small speakers, you can set them to “LARGE” if you
want to output the bass frequencies from that speaker. On the
other hand, if you are using a large speaker, but prefer not to
have bass frequencies output from that speaker, set it to
“SMALL”.
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set all speakers
to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass, you can use the
equalizer to boost the bass levels. To adjust the equalizer, see
page 36.
x Surround speaker position ( SL SR )*
Initial setting : PL. BEHD.
This parameter lets you specify the location of your
surround speakers for proper implementation of the
Digital Cinema Sound surround modes in the
“VIRTUAL” sound fields. Refer to the illustration below.
• Select “PL. SIDE” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section A.
• Select “PL. MID” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section B.
• Select “PL. BEHD.” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section C.
This setting only effects the surround modes in the
“VIRTUAL” sound fields.
90°
A
A
60°
30°
B
z *1~*3 correspond to the following Dolby Pro Logic modes
*1 NORMAL
*2 PHANTOM
*3 3 STEREO
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C
B
C
20°
* These parameters are not available when “Surround
speaker size” is set to “NO”.
B
A
B
60
A
30
* These parameters are not available when “Surround
speaker size“ is set to “NO”.
z About the surround speaker position (PL. SIDE, PL. MID and
PL. BEHD.)
This setting is designed specifically for implementation of the
Digital Cinema Sound modes in the “VIRTUAL” sound fields.
With the Digital Cinema Sound modes, speaker position is not as
critical as other modes. All of the modes in the “VIRTUAL”
sound fields were designed under the premise that the surround
speaker would be located behind the listening position, but
presentation remains fairly consistent even with the surround
speakers positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the immediate left
and right of the listening position, the “VIRTUAL” sound fields
will not be effective unless the surround speaker position
parameter is set to “PL. SIDE”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many variables,
such as wall reflections, and you may obtain better results using
“PL. BEHD.” or “PL. MID” if your speakers are located high
above the listening position, even if they are to the immediate left
and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting contrary to the
“Surround speaker position” explanation, we recommend that
you play back multi channel surround encoded software and
listen to the effect each setting has on your listening environment.
Choose the setting that provides a good sense of spaciousness
and that best succeeds in forming a cohesive space between the
surround sound from the surround speakers and the sound from
the front speakers. If you are not sure which sounds best, select
“PL. BEHD.” and then use the speaker distance parameter and
speaker level adjustments to obtain proper balance.
p Sub woofer selection
Initial setting : S.W. YES
• If you connect a sub woofer, select “S.W. YES”.
• If you do not connect a sub woofer, select “S.W. NO”.
This activates the bass redirection circuitry and outputs
the LFE signals from other speakers.
• In order to take full advantage of the Dolby Digital
(AC-3) bass redirection circuitry, we recommend that
you set your sub woofer’s cut off frequency as high as
possible.
R )
p Front speaker distance ( L
Initial setting : DIST. 5.0 m (5.0 meter)
Set the distance from your listening position to the front
(left or right) speaker (A on page 17).
• Front speaker distance can be set in 0.1 meter (1 foot)
steps from 1.0 to 12.0 me¥ers (3 to 40 feet).
• If both speakers are not placed an equal distance from
your listening position, set the distance to the closest
speaker.
p Center speaker distance ( C )
Initial setting : DIST. 5.0 m (5.0 meter)
Set the distance from your listening position to the center
speaker.
• Center speaker distance can be set in 0.1 meter (1 foot)
steps from a distance equal to the front speaker distance
(A on page 17) to a distance 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer to
your listening position (B on page 17).
• Do not place the center speaker farther away from your
listening position than the front speakers.
p Surround speaker distance ( SL SR )
Initial setting : DIST. 3.5 m (3.5 meter)
Set the distance from your listening position to the
surround (left or right) speaker.
• Surround speaker distance can be set in 0.1 meter (1
foot) steps from a distance equal to the front speaker
distance (A on page 17) to a distance 4.5 meters (15 feet)
closer to your listening position (C on page 17).
• Do not place the surround speakers farther away from
your listening position than the front speakers.
• If both speakers are not placed an equal distance from
your listening position, set the distance to the closest
speaker.
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p Surround speaker height ( SL SR )*
Initial setting : HGT. LOW
This parameter lets you specify the height of your
surround speakers for proper implementation of the
Digital Cinema Sound surround modes in the
“VIRTUAL” sound fields. Refer to the illustration below.
• Select “HGT. LOW” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section A.
• Select “HGT. HIGH” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section B.
This setting only affects the surround modes in the
“VIRTUAL” sound fields.
Multi Channel Surround Setup
z About speaker distances
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
This receiver allows you to input the speaker position in terms of
distance. However, it is not possible to set the center speaker
farther away than the front speakers. Also, the center speaker can
not be set more that 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer than the front
speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers cannot be set farther away from
the listening position than the front speakers. And they can be no
more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) closer.
This is because incorrect speaker placement is not conducive to
enjoy the surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer than the
actual location of the speakers will cause a delay in the output of
the sound from that speaker. In other words, the speaker will
sound like it is farther away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance 1~2 m (3~6 feet)
closer than the actual speaker position will create a fairly realistic
sensation of being “inside” the screen. If you cannot obtain a
satisfactory surround effect because the surround speakers are
too close, setting the surround speaker distance closer (shorter)
than the actual distance will create a larger soundstage. (1 foot
corresponds to a 1 ms difference.)
Adjusting these parameters while listening to the sound often
results in much better surround sound. Give it a try!
Adjusting the speaker volume
Use the remote while seated in your listening position to
adjust the volume of each speaker.
Note
This receiver incorporates a new test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz for easier speaker volume adjustment.
1
Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
2
Press TEST TONE on the supplied remote.
You will hear the test tone from each speaker in
sequence.
3
Adjust the volume level so that the volume of the
test tone from each speaker sounds the same
when you are in your main listening position.
• To adjust the balance of the front right and front left
speakers, use the front balance parameter in the
LEVEL menu (see page 35).
• To adjust the balance of the surround right and
surround left speakers, use the surround balance
parameter in the LEVEL menu (see page 35).
• To adjust the volume level of the center speaker,
press MENU </> to select the center parameter.
Use +/– on the remote to adjust the level.
• To adjust the volume level of the surround speaker,
press MENU </> to select the surround parameter.
Use +/– on the remote to adjust the level.
4
Press TEST TONE on the remote again to turn off
the test tone.
Note
The test tone cannot be output when the receiver is set to MULTI
CH IN.
z You can adjust the volume level of all speakers at the same
time
Rotate MASTER VOLUME on the receiver or press MASTER
VOL +/– on the remote.
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Before You Use Your
Receiver
Notes
Checking the connections
After connecting all of your components to the receiver,
do the following to verify that the connections were made
correctly.
1/u
Function buttons
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
z When setting the volume levels for each speaker
Let’s assume that you have matched the sound levels of all the
speakers using the test tone. Although this lays the foundation
for high quality surround sound, it may be necessary to make
further adjustments while listening to playback of actual
software. This is because most software contains center and
surround channels recorded at slightly lower levels than the two
front channels.
When you actually play back software recorded in multi channel
surround, you will notice that increasing the center and surround
speaker levels produces a better blend between the front and
center speakers and greater cohesion between the front and
surround speakers. Increasing the level of the center speaker
about 1 dB, and the surround speakers about 1~2 dB is likely to
produce better results.
In other words, in order to create a more cohesive soundstage
with balanced dialog, we recommend that you make some
adjustments while playing your software. Changes of only 1 dB
can make a huge difference in the character of the soundstage.
MASTER VOLUME
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
TUNING
FM MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
–
C
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
MASTER VOLUME
1
Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
2
Press a function button to select a component
(program source) that you connected (e.g., CD
player or tape deck).
3
Turn on the component and start playing it.
4
Rotate MASTER VOLUME to turn up the volume.
If you do not obtain normal sound output after
performing this procedure, look for the reason in the
following checklist and take the appropriate measures to
correct the problem.
There is no sound no matter which component is
selected.
, Check that both the receiver and all components
are turned on.
, Check that the volume level on the display is not
set to VOL MIN by turning the MASTER
VOLUME.
, Check that the SPEAKERS button is not set to OFF.
, Check that all speaker cords are connected
correctly.
, Press MUTING if MUTING appears on the display.
, Check that the headphones are not connected to
the PHONES jack. No sound will come from the
speakers if the headphones are connected.
, Check that the receiver is not in “Demonstration
Mode” (see page 16).
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• The front balance, surround balance, center level, and surround
level are shown in the display during adjustment.
• Although these adjustments can also be made via the front
panel using the LEVEL menu (when the test tone is output, the
receiver switches to the LEVEL menu automatically), we
recommend you follow the procedure described above and
adjust the speaker levels from your listening position using the
remote control.
Before You Use Your Receiver
There’s no sound from a specific component.
, Check that the component is connected correctly to
audio input jacks for that component.
, Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is
(are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component.
Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System
No sound is heard from one of the front
speakers.
, Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack
to verify that sound is output from the headphones
(see “qf SPEAKERS button” and “PHONES jack”
on page 25).
If only one channel is output from the headphones,
the component may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check that all the cords are fully
inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the
component.
If both channels are output from the headphones,
the front speaker may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check the connection of the front
speaker which is not outputting any sound.
If you encounter a problem that is not included above, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 49.
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Location of
Parts and Basic
Operations
Front Panel Parts
Descriptions
Location of Parts and Basic Operations
This chapter provides information
about the locations and functions of
the buttons and controls on the front
panel. It also explains basic
operations.
1 ?/1 switch
Press to turn the receiver on and off.
2 DISPLAY button
Press repeatedly to change the information on the
display window as follows:
v
Index name of the component*
v
FUNCTION button indication
v
Sound field applied to the program source
When the tuner is selected
v
Index name of the preset station* or program
station name**
v
Frequency
v
Program type indication**
v
Radio text**
v
Current time**
v
Sound field applied to the band or the preset
station
* Index name appears only when you have assigned one to the
component or preset station (see page 45). Index name does not
appear when only blank spaces have been entered, or it is the
same as the function button.
** These indications appear only during RDS reception (see page
42).
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1
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
9
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
Location of Parts and Basic Operations
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
TUNING
FM MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
–
C
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
qf
3 DIMMER button
Press repeatedly to adjust the brightness of the display.
When you want to turn off the display, set in the
“DIM.RANGE” parameter in the SET UP menu (page
47).
4 The following buttons operate the built-in tuner. For
details, see “Receiving Broadcasts” starting from page
38.
PRESET/PTY SELECT +/– buttons
Scan all preset stations.
Select program types during PTY operations.
TUNING +/– buttons
Scan all the available radio stations.
MEMORY button
Press to memorize a preset station.
SHIFT button
Selects a memory page for preset stations.
FM/AM button
Selects the FM or AM band.
FM MODE button
If “STEREO” flashes in the display and the FM stereo
reception is poor, press this button. You will not have
the stereo effect but the sound is improved.
PTY button
Press to scan stations by program type. The PTY
button does not function during AM reception.
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qd qs qa
0
5 MULTI CHANNEL DECODING indicator
This indicator lights up when the unit is decoding
signals recorded in a multi channel format.
6 Use the CINEMA STUDIO EX buttons to enjoy the
CINEMA STUDIO EX sound effects.
A/B/C buttons
Press to activate the CINEMA STUDIO EX A, B or C
sound field (page 29).
7 Use the SOUND FIELD buttons to enjoy surround
sound. For details, see “Enjoying Surround Sound”
starting from page 27.
A.F.D. button / indicator
Press to set the receiver to automatically detect the
type of audio signal being input and perform proper
decoding (if necessary).
MODE button / indicator
Press to activate the sound field selection mode (page
28).
2CH button/indicator
Press to output sound from only the front (left and
right) speakers.
8 INPUT MODE button
Press to select the input mode for your digital
components (DVD/LD, TV/SAT and MD/TAPE).
Each press switches the input mode of the currently
selected component.
To
AUTO
Give priority to digital signals
when there are both digital and
analog connections. If there are
no digital signals, analog is
selected
DIGITAL (OPTICAL)
Specify the digital audio signals
input to the DIGITAL OPTICAL
input jacks
DIGITAL (COAXIAL)
Specify the digital audio signals
input to the DIGITAL COAXIAL
input jacks (DVD/LD only)
ANALOG
Specify the analog audio signals
input to the AUDIO IN (L and R)
jacks
Note
If 96 kHz digital signal is input, the EQ, sound field and
surround parameters do not function.
9 Function buttons
Press one of the buttons to select the component you
want to use.
To select
Press
VCR
VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2
DVD or LD player
DVD/LD
TV or satellite tuner
TV/SAT
MD or Tape deck
MD/TAPE
CD player
CD
Built in tuner
TUNER
An audio component
AUX
qs EQUALIZER button
Press to turn the equalizer on or off. The EQ indicator
lights up when the equalizer is turned on.
When you adjust the equalizer using the EQ parameters (page 36), the settings are stored automatically
and can be reproduced whenever you turn on the
equalizer.
• The equalizer is not compatible with 96kHz digital
audio signals and during MULTI CH IN input.
z When you want to listen to an analog source without any
digital processing
Do the following to bypass the sound field, and equalizer circuits.
1 Press 2CH.
2 Press EQ to turn off the EQ indicator.
The result will be a sound that is highly faithful to the program
source.
qd MULTI CH IN button
Press to enjoy the audio source connected to the
MULTI CH IN jacks with the video from the selected
component. Press again to cancel MULTI CH IN.
• When the MULTI CH IN is selected, equalizer, and sound
field effects do not function.
qf SPEAKERS button
Press SPEAKERS button to ON.
PHONES jack
Connects headphones.
• When you connect the headphones, no sound will come
from the speakers.
After selecting the component, turn on the component
you selected and play the program source.
• After selecting VCR, DVD player, or LD player, turn on the
TV and set the TV’s video input to match the component
you selected.
0 MASTER VOLUME control
After turning on the component you selected, rotate to
adjust the volume.
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Location of Parts and Basic Operations
Select
qa MUTING button
Press to mute the sound. MUTING appears in the
display when the sound is muted.
Front Panel Parts Description
qg qh
qj
qk
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
+
Location of Parts and Basic Operations
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
–
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
TUNING
FM MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
–
C
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
ws wa w; ql
qg EQ button
Press to activate the equalizer parameters (page 36).
The indicator on the button lights up and you can
adjust the various equalizer parameters.
qh SURR button
Press to activate the surround parameters (page 34).
The indicator on the button lights up and you can
adjust the various surround parameters (effect level,
wall type, etc.).
qj LEVEL button
Press to activate the speaker level parameters (page
35). The indicator on the button lights up and you can
adjust the various speaker level parameters (front
balance, surround balance, etc.).
qk SET UP button
SET UP button
Press to activate the setup mode, then use the cursor
buttons (wa) to select any of the following indications.
You can then make various settings using the jog dial
(ws).
When you select
You can
Speaker type
Specify the type of speakers.
(page 17)
Speaker setup
Specify the front, center,
surround speaker sizes, the
surround speaker position, and
whether or not you are using a
sub woofer. (page 17)
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When you select
You can
Speaker Distance
Specify the front, center, and
surround speaker distances.
(page 19)
MULTI CH IN
video input
Specify the video input to be
used with the audio signals from
the MULTI CH IN jacks.
(page 47)
Dimmer Range
Specify the display to turn off
when you press the DIMMER
button several times. (page 47)
ql NAME button
Press to activate the name function and enter names
for preset stations and program sources (page 45).
w; ENTER button
Press to enter individual characters for the preset
station and program source names.
wa Cursor buttons ( / )
Press to select various speaker level, surround, and
equalizer parameters (etc.).
ws Jog dial
Turn to adjust the selected speaker level, surround,
and equalizer parameters (etc.).
Enjoying
Surround
Sound
This chapter describes how to set up
the receiver to enjoy surround sound.
You can enjoy multi channel surround
when playing back software encoded
with Dolby Digital or DTS.
A.F.D.
The “Auto Format Decoding” sound mode presents the
sound exactly as it was encoded, without adding any
reverberation (etc.).
To fully enjoy surround sound, you must register the
number and location of your speakers. See “MultiChannel Surround setup” starting on page 17 to set the
speaker parameters before enjoying surround sound.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
You can take advantage of surround sound simply by
selecting one of the receiver’s pre-programed sound
modes. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of
movie theaters and concert halls into your home. You can
also customize the sound modes to obtain the sound you
desire by changing the various surround parameters.
The receiver containes a variety of different sound modes.
The cinema sound modes are designed for use when
playing back movie software (DVD, LD, etc.) encoded
with multi channel surround sound or Dolby Pro Logic.
In addition to decoding the surround sound, some of
these modes also provide sound effects commonly found
in movie theaters.
The virtual sound modes contain compelling applications
of the Sony Digital Cinema Sound digital signal
processing technology. They shift the sound away from
the actual speaker locations to simulate the presence of
several “virtual” speakers.
The music (etc.) sound modes are designed for use with
standard audio sources and TV broadcasts. They add
reverberation to the source signal to make you feel as if
you were in a concert hall or stadium (etc.). Use these
sound modes with two-channel sources like CD and
stereo broadcasts of sports programs or musical concerts.
For more information about the sound modes, see pages
29 - 31.
EQ
LEVEL
Selecting a Sound Field
SOUND FIELD
SURR
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of
the pre-programed sound fields according to the program
you want to listen to.
SURR
–
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
TUNING
FM MODE
+
EQ
SET UP
CINEMA STUDIO EX
NAME
A
B
EQUALIZER
–
C
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
1
Press MODE.
The current sound field is indicated in the display.
2
Turn the jog dial or press the cursor buttons
( or ) to select the sound field you want.
See the table starting on page 29 for information on
each sound field.
ENTER
Cursor buttons
/
EQUALIZER
Jog dial
Brief descriptions of buttons used to
enjoy surround sound
To turn the sound field off
Press A.F.D. or 2CH (page 24).
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LEVEL button: Press to customize the level parameters.
z The receiver memorizes the last sound field selected for each
program source (Sound Field Link)
SURR button: Press to customize the surround
parameters in the current sound field.
Whenever you select a program source, the sound field that was
last applied is automatically applied again. For example, if you
listen to CD with SMALL HALL as the sound field, change to a
different program source, then return to CD, SMALL HALL will
be applied again. With the tuner, sound fields are memorized
separately for AM, FM, and all preset stations.
EQ button: Press to customize the equalizer parameters
in the current sound field.
Cursor buttons ( / ): Use to select parameters after
pressing the LEVEL, SURR, EQ or SET UP buttons.
z You can identify Dolby Surround-encoded software by
looking at the packaging
Jog dial: Use to adjust parameters and select sound fields
(etc.).
Dolby Digital discs are labeled with the
logo, and Dolby
Surround encoded programs are labeled with the A
logo.
SOUND FIELD buttons:
A.F.D. button: Press to set the receiver to
automatically detect the type of audio signal being
input and perform proper decoding (if necessary).
MODE button: Press to activate the sound field
selection mode.
2CH button: Press to output sound from only the
front (left and right) speakers.
EQUALIZER button: Turns the equalizer effect on or off.
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Sound field information
Sound field
Effect
Notes
NORM. SURR.
(NORMAL SURROUND)
Software with multi channel surround audio signals is
played according to the way it was recorded.
Software with two channel audio signals, is decoded with
Dolby Pro Logic to create surround effects.
C. ST. EX A
(CINEMA STUDIO EX. A)1)2)
(Press CINEMA STUDIO EX. A
button)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
Entertainment’s classic editing studio by using the 3D
sound imaging of V.M.DIMENS. (page 30) to create 5 sets
of virtual speakers surrounding the listener from a single
pair of actual surround speakers.
C. ST. EX B
(CINEMA STUDIO EX. B)1)2)
(Press CINEMA STUDIO EX. B
button)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
This mode is ideal for watching scienceEntertainment’s mixing studio which is one of the most
fiction or action movies with lots of sound
up-to-date facilities in Hollywood. The 3D sound imaging effects.
of V.M.DIMENS. (page 30) is used to create 5 sets of
virtual speakers surrounding the listener from a single
pair of actual surround speakers.
C. ST. EX C
(CINEMA STUDIO EX. C)1)2)
(Press CINEMA STUDIO EX. C
button)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
Entertainment’s BGM recording studio by using the 3D
sound imaging of V.M.DIMENS (page 30) to create 5 sets
of virtual speakers surrounding the listener from a single
pair of actual surround speakers.
S. C. EX A
(SEMI CINEMA STUDIO EX. A)1)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
Entertainment’s classic editing studio using the 3D sound
imaging of V. SEMI M.D. (page 30) to create 5 set of virtual
speakers surrounding the listener from the sound of the
front speakers (without using actual surround speakers).
S. C. EX B
(SEMI CINEMA STUDIO EX. B)1)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
Entertainment’s mixing studio which is one of the most
up-to-date facilities in Hollywood. The 3D sound imaging
of V. SEMI M.D. (page 30) is used to create 5 sets of virtual
speakers surrounding the listener from the sound of the
front speakers (without using actual surround speakers).
This is a standard mode, great for
watching most any type of movie.
L
S. C. EX C
(SEMI CINEMA STUDIO EX. C)1)
1)
2)
C
R
LS
RS
LS
RS
LS
RS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
Entertainment’s BGM recording studio using the 3D
sound imaging of V.SEMI M.D. (page 30) to create 5 sets of
virtual speakers surrounding the listener from the sound
of the front speakers (without using actual surround
speakers).
“VIRTUAL” sound field: Sound field with virtual speakers.
You can select by pressing the buttons on the front panel.
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This mode is ideal for watching musicals
or classic films where music is featured in
the soundtrack.
Selecting a Sound Field
Sound field
Effect
V.M.DIMENS. 1)
(VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION)
Uses 3D sound imaging to create an array of virtual
surround speakers positioned higher than the listener
from a single pair of actual surround speakers. This
mode creates four sets of virtual speakers surround the
listener at approximately a 30° angle of elevation.
Notes
L
SIDE**
C
R
SL
SR
LS
RS
LS
L
MIDDLE**
RS
C
R
LS
RS
SL
SR
LS
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L
BEHIND**
RS
C
R
LS
RS
LS
RS
SL
V. SEMI M.D.1)
(VIRTUAL SEMI-MULTI
DIMENSION)
Uses 3D sound imaging to create virtual surround
speakers from the sound of the front speakers without
using actual surround speakers. This mode creates five
sets of virtual speakers surround the listener at a 30°
angle of elevation.
L
SR
C
** See
page 18
R
LS
RS
LS
RS
LS
RS
S. HALL
(SMALL HALL)
Reproduces the acoustics of a small rectangular concert
hall.
L. HALL
(LARGE HALL)
Reproduces the acoustics of a large rectangular concert
hall.
JAZZ
(JAZZ CLUB)
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
L. HOUSE
(LIVE HOUSE)
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
Great for rock or pop music.
GAME
Obtains maximum audio impact from video game
software.
Be sure to set the game machine to stereo
mode when using game software with
stereo sound capabilities.
1)
Ideal for musicals and opera.
“VIRTUAL” sound field: Sound field with virtual speakers.
Notes
• When you select S. HALL, L. HALL, JAZZ and L. HOUSE, no sound is output from the sub woofer if you select NORM. SP. and your
front speaker size is set to “LARGE”. However, sound will be output from the sub woofer if the digital input signal contains L.F.E.
signals.
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may cause increased noise in the play back signal.
• When listening to sound fields that employ the virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any sound coming directly from the
surround speakers.
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Use the buttons on the front panel to operate the following modes
A.F.D.
AUTO FORMAT DECODING
(Press the A.F.D. button)
Automatically detects the type of audio signal being
input (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, or standard two
channel stereo) and performs the proper decoding if
necessary. This mode presents the sound as it was
recorded/encoded, without adding any effects.
You can use this mode as a reference. Set
the EQUALIZER to OFF while using this
mode to hear the source sound exactly as it
was recorded.
2CH ST.
2 CHANNEL
(Press the 2CH button)
Outputs the sound from the front left and right
speakers only. Standard two channel (stereo) sources
completely bypass the sound field processing. Multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to two
channels.
This allows you to play any source using
only the front left and right speakers.
Notes
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• No sound is output from the sub woofer when the 2 CHANNEL mode is selected. To listen to two channel (stereo) sources using the front
left and right speakers and a sub woofer, use the AUTO FORMAT DECODING mode.
• When you select "Micro Satellite Speaker", internal sound processor will automatically redirect bass sound to subwoofer. If you want to
listen to two channel (stereo) sources under this setting, we recommend that you choose AUTO FORMAT DECODING mode so that you
can take advantage of your subwoofer to get back correct bass signal.
Understanding the Multi-Channel Surround Displays
qs
qd
1
2
3
5
4
a DIGITAL PRO LOGIC DTS MPEG STEREO MONO
SW SP. OFF OPT COAX
D.RANGE EQ TA NEWS INFO
L C R
LFE
SL S SR
q;
9
8
6
qa
1 ; DIGITAL
This indicator lights up when the unit is decoding
signals recorded in the Dolby Digital format.
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2 PRO LOGIC
Lights up when the receiver applies Pro Logic
processing to two channel signals in order to output
the center and surround channel signals.*
* However, this indicator does not light if the center and surround
speakers are set to “NO”, or the SPEAKER button is set to
“OFF” and the A.F.D. or NORMAL SURROUND sound fields
are selected.
3 DTS
Lights up when DTS signals are input.
Note
When playing a DTS format disc, be sure that you
have made digital connections and that INPUT MODE
is NOT set to ANALOG (see 8 on page 25).
4 MPEG
Lights up when MPEG** signals are input.
**Supports MPEG 2 channel only.
5 Tuner indicators
These indicators light up when using the receiver to
tune in radio stations, etc. See pages 38 - 43 for tuner
operations.
6 EQ
Lights when the equalizer functions.
7 D. RANGE
Lights up when dynamic range compression is active.
See page 36 to adjust the dynamic range compression.
8 COAX
Lights up when the source signal is a digital signal
being input through the COAX terminal.
9 OPT
Lights up when the source signal is a digital signal
being input through the OPT terminal.
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7
MEMORY
q; Playback channel indicators
The letters light up to indicate the channels being
played back.
L: Front Left
R: Front Right
C: Center (monaural)
SL: Surround Left
SR: Surround Right
S: Surround (monaural or the surround components
obtained by Pro Logic processing)
The boxes around the letters light up to indicate the
speakers used to playback the channels.
See the next page for details regarding the playback
channel indicators.
qa
LFE
LFE
will light up when the disc being played
contains the LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel and
when the sound of the LFE channel signal is actually
being reproduced.
qs SW
Lights up when sub woofer selection is set to “YES”
(page 19) and the audio signal is output from the
SUB WOOFER jack(s).
qd SP. OFF
Lights up when headphone is inserted or the
SPEAKERS button is set to OFF.
Source sound displays
The letters (L, C, R, etc.) indicate the source sound. The box around the letters varies to show how the receiver downmixes
the source sound (based on the speakers settings). When using music sound modes such as SMALL HALL or JAZZ CLUB,
the receiver adds reverberation based on the source sound.
The following table shows how the indicators light up when using AUTO FORMAT DECODING mode.
Although the table below shows almost all of the configurations available from multi channel surround signals, the ones
marked “ ” are the most common.
Recording
Format
(Front/Surround)
Source sound and Output Channel Display
Input Channel Display
All speakers
present
DOLBY DIGITAL [1/0]
a DIGITAL
Surround speakers
absent
a DIGITAL
C
Center speaker
absent
a DIGITAL
C
Surround/center
speakers absent
a DIGITAL
C
C
1/0
DOLBY DIGITAL [2/0]
C
C
a DIGITAL
C
dts
dts
L
R
L
R
C
dts
a DIGITAL L
R
L
R
a DIGITAL
dts
L
R
L
R
a DIGITAL
L
R
L
R
2/0*
DTS [2/0]
DOLBY DIGITAL [3/0]
dts
dts
a DIGITAL
L
C
R
L
C
R
a DIGITAL
dts
L
C
R
L
C
R
a DIGITAL
dts
L
C
R
L
C
R
a DIGITAL
L
C
R
L
C
R
3/0
DTS [3/0]
DOLBY DIGITAL [2/1]
dts
dts
a DIGITAL
L
DOLBY DIGITAL [3/1]
L
dts
a DIGITAL
DOLBY DIGITAL [2/2]
a DIGITAL
2/2
DTS [2/2]
DOLBY DIGITAL [3/2]
dts
a DIGITAL
3/2
DTS [3/2]
2/0**
dts
a DIGITAL
DOLBY DIGITAL [2/0]
PRO LOGIC
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
PRO LOGIC
PCM XX kHz***
R
C
S
R
L
C
S
R
R
SR
L
SL
R
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L
L
a DIGITAL
L
a DIGITAL
C
S
R
C
S
R
a DIGITAL
dts
a DIGITAL
dts
R
dts
C
S
R
L
C
S
R
R
SR
L
SL
R
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L C R
SL
SR
a DIGITAL L C R
S
L
L
C
S
a DIGITAL
a DIGITAL
a DIGITAL
dts
a DIGITAL
dts
a DIGITAL
R
R
L
C
S
R
R
SR
L
SL
R
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L
L
a DIGITAL
C
S
R
C
S
R
a DIGITAL
dts
a DIGITAL
dts
a DIGITAL
L
C
S
R
L
C
S
R
L
SL
R
SR
L
SL
R
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L C R
SL
SR
L
C
S
R
L
C
S
R
PRO LOGIC
PRO LOGIC
R
R
S
dts
L
SL
L
L
dts
C
S
PRO LOGIC
R
R
L
PRO LOGIC
R
L
S
S
dts
L
SL
PRO LOGIC
L
R
L
PRO LOGIC
R
S
S
dts
L
SL
L
L
dts
L
dts
R
L
dts
S
S
3/1
DTS [3/1]
a DIGITAL
S
2/1
DTS [2/1]
R
dts
L
R
* Signals with Dolby surround encoded flag OFF
** Signals with Dolby surround encoded flag ON
*** The sampling rate is displayed.
Notes
• The receiver performs Pro Logic decoding and the display conforms to 2/0** when using the following movie sound modes with 2/0* or
STEREO PCM format signals. (C. ST. EX A, B, C, S. C. EX A,B, C, V.M.DIMENS. and V. SEMI M.D.)
• When using music sound modes such as SMALL HALL or JAZZ CLUB with standard audio formats e.g., PCM, the receiver creates
surround signals from the front L and R signals. In this case, sound is output from the surround speakers, but output channel indicators
for the surround speakers do not light.
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DTS [1/0]
Customizing Sound Fields
By adjusting the surround parameters and the tone
characteristics of the front speakers, you can customize
the sound fields to suit your particular listening situation.
Once you customize a sound field, the changes are stored
in memory indefinitely (unless the receiver is unplugged
for about one week). You can change a customized sound
field any time by making new adjustments to the
parameters.
See the table on page 37 for the parameters available in
each sound field.
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To get the most from multi channel
surround sound
Position your speakers and do the procedures described
in “Multi Channel Surround Setup” starting on page 17
before you customize a sound field.
Adjusting the surround parameters
The SURR menu contains parameters that let you
customize various aspects of the current sound field. The
settings available in this menu are stored individually for
each sound field.
1
Start playing a program source encoded with multi
channel surround sound.
2
Press SURR.
The button lights up and the first parameter is
displayed.
3
Press the cursor buttons ( or
parameter you want to adjust.
4
Turn the jog dial to select the setting you want.
The setting is stored automatically.
) to select the
Effect level (EFFECT)
Initial setting : (depends on sound mode)
This parameter lets you adjust the “presence” of the
current surround effect.
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Wall type
Initial setting : WALL MID
When sound is reflected off soft material, such as a
curtain, the high frequency elements are reduced. A hard
wall is highly reflective and does not significantly affect
the frequency response of the reflected sound. This
parameter lets you control the level of the high
frequencies to alter the sonic character of your listening
environment by simulating a softer (S) or harder (H) wall.
• The wall type can be adjusted from WALL S. 1 ~ WALL
S. 8 (soft) to WALL H. 1 ~ WALL H. 8 (hard) in 17 steps.
• The midpoint WALL MID designates a neutral wall
(made of wood).
Reverberation
Initial setting : REVB. MID
Before sound reaches our ears, it is reflected
(reverberated) many times between the left and right
walls, ceiling, and floor. In a large room, sound takes more
time to bounce from one surface to another than in a
smaller room. This parameter lets you control the spacing
of the early reflections to simulate a sonically larger (L) or
smaller (S) room.
• The reverberation can be adjusted from REVB. S. 1 ~
REVB. S. 8 (short) to REVB. L. 1 ~ REVB. L. 8 (long) in
17 steps.
• The midpoint (REVB. MID) designates a standard room
with no adjustment.
Screen depth
Initial setting : SCR. MID
In a movie theater, sound seems to come from inside the
image reflected on the movie screen. This parameter
allows you to create the same sensation in your listening
room by shifting the sound of the front speakers “into”
the screen.
• The screen depth can be set to SCR. OFF, SCR. MID or
SCR. DEEP.
• SCR. DEEP provides the greatest amount of screen
depth.
Adjusting the level parameters
The LEVEL menu contains parameters that let you adjust
the balance and speaker volumes of each speaker. The
settings available in this menu are applied to all sound
fields.
Start playing a program source encoded with multi
channel surround sound.
2
Press LEVEL.
The button lights up and the first parameter is
displayed.
3
Press the cursor buttons ( or
parameter you want to adjust.
4
Turn the jog dial to select the setting you want.
The setting is stored automatically.
) to select the
R )
*Front balance ( L
Initial setting : BALANCE
Lets you adjust the balance between the front left and
right speakers.
• The balance can be adjusted ±8 steps.
• These settings can also be adjusted using the supplied
remote. See “Adjusting the speaker volume” (page 20).
* The parameters can be adjusted separately for MULTI CH IN.
Low Frequency Effect
Initial setting : L.F.E. 0 dB
This parameter lets you attenuate the level of the LFE
(Low Frequency Effect) channel output from the sub
woofer without affecting the level of the bass frequencies
sent to the sub woofer from the front, center or surround
channels via the bass redirection circuitry.
• The level can be adjusted in 1 dB steps from –20.0 dB to
0 dB (line level). 0 dB outputs the full LFE signal at the
mix level determined by the recording engineer.
• Selecting OFF mutes the sound of the LFE channel from
the sub woofer. However, the low frequency sounds of
the front, center, or surround speakers are output from
the sub woofer according to the settings made for each
speaker in the speaker setup (page 17).
*Surround balance ( SL SR )
Initial setting : BALANCE
Lets you adjust the balance between the surround left and
right speakers.
• The balance can be adjusted ±8 steps.
• These settings can also be adjusted using the supplied
remote. See “Adjusting the speaker volume” (page 20).
*Center level
Initial setting : CTR 0 dB
Lets you adjust the level of the center speaker.
• The level can be adjusted in 1 dB steps from –6 dB to
+6 dB.
*Surround level
Initial setting : SURR 0 dB
Lets you adjust level of the surround (left and right)
speakers.
• The level can be adjusted in 1 dB steps from –6 dB to
+6 dB.
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*Sub woofer level
Initial setting : S.W. 0 dB
Lets you adjust the level of the sub woofer.
• The level can be adjusted in 1 dB steps from –6 dB to
+6 dB.
Customizing Sound Fields
Dynamic range compressor ( D. RANGE )
Initial setting : COMP. OFF
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the sound track.
This may be useful when you want to watch movies at
low volumes late at night.
• COMP. OFF reproduces the sound track with no
compression.
• COMP. STD reproduces the sound track with the
dynamic range intended by the recording engineer.
• COMP. 0.1 ~ 0.9 allow you to compress the dynamic
range in small steps to achieve the sound you want.
• COMP. MAX provides a dramatic compression of the
dynamic range.
Adjusting the equalizer
The EQ menu lets you adjust the equalization (low and
high frequencies) of the front speakers. The equalizer
settings are stored individually for each sound field.
1
Start playing a program source encoded with multi
channel surround sound.
2
Press EQ.
The button lights up and the first parameter is
displayed.
3
Press the cursor buttons ( or
parameter you want to adjust.
4
Turn the jog dial to select the setting you want.
The setting is stored automatically.
Note
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Dynamic range compression is not possible with DTS sources.
z About the Dynamic Range Compressor
This parameter allows you to compress the dynamic range of the
soundtrack based on the dynamic range information included in
the Dolby Digital signal. “COMP. STD” is standard compression,
but because many sources have only light compression, you may
not notice much difference when using COMP. 0.1~0.9.
Therefore, we recommend using the “COMP. MAX” setting. This
greatly compresses the dynamic range and allows you to view
movies late at night at low volumes. Unlike analog limiters, the
levels are predetermined and it provides a very natural
compression.
) to select the
z You can turn off the equalization without erasing it
The equalization settings are stored separately for each sound
field. Press the EQUALIZER button to turn the EQ indicator off.
Front speaker bass adjustment (Level/Frequency)
1 Use the cursor buttons ( / ) to select the level (dB)
or frequency (Hz).
2 Use the jog dial to adjust.
Repeat until you achieve the sound you desire.
• The level can be adjusted ±6 dB in 1 dB steps.
• The frequency can be adjusted from 99 Hz to 1.0 kHz
in 21 steps.
Front speaker treble adjustment (Level/
Frequency)
Adjust as described in “Front speaker bass adjustment”.
• The level can be adjusted ±6 dB in 1 dB steps.
• The frequency can be adjusted from 1.0 kHz to 10 kHz
in 23 steps.
Resetting customized sound fields to the
factory settings
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If the power is on, press ?/1 to turn off the power.
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Hold down MODE and press ?/1.
“SF. CLR” appears in the display and all sound fields
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CINEMA STUDIO EX. A
Receiving
Broadcasts
You can tune in stations on this receiver in the following
ways:
This chapter describes how to receive
FM or AM broadcasts and how to
preset selected stations.
Direct Tuning
You can enter a frequency of the station you want directly
by using the numeric buttons on the remote (see page 40).
Automatic FM Memory (AUTOBETICAL)
You can have the receiver automatically store up to 30 of
the clearest FM and FM RDS stations in alphabetical order
(see page 40).
Automatic Tuning
If you don’t know the frequency of the station you want,
you can let the receiver scan all available stations in your
area (see page 41).
Preset Tuning
After you have tuned in stations using Direct Tuning or
Automatic Tuning, you can preset them to the receiver
(see page 41). Then you can tune in any of the stations
directly by entering its 2-character code (see page 42). Up
to 30 FM or AM stations can be preset. The receiver will
also scan all the stations that you have preset (see page
42).
RDS functions
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that
allows radio stations to send additional information along
with the regular radio programme signal. This receiver
offers you two convenient RDS features:
— Displaying the RDS information (see page 42)
— Locating a station by programme type (see page 43)
Note that RDS is operable only for FM stations.*
*
Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do they provide the
same types of services. If you are not familiar with the RDS services
in your area, check with your local radio stations for details.
Before you begin, make sure you have:
• Connected an FM and AM antenna to the receiver (see
page 5).
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PRESET/PTY SELECT +/–
TUNING +/–
MEMORY
TUNER
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
Brief descriptions of buttons used to
receive broadcasts
TUNING +/– buttons: Press to scan all available radio
stations.
MASTER VOLUME
+
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
SURR
–
DIMMER
PRESET/
PTY SELECT +
MEMORY
SHIFT
–
PTY
EQ
+
TUNING
FM MODE
SET UP
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B
EQUALIZER
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DISPLAY button: Press to display the RDS information.
MULTI CH IN
SOUND FIELD
FM/AM
MUTING
A.F.D.
PHONES
MODE
2CH
ENTER
MEMORY button: Uses for memorizing preset stations.
FM/AM
FM MODE
PTY
SHIFT
PTY button: Press to scan preset stations by the program
type.
AV
?/1
SLEEP
PRESET/PTY SELECT +/– buttons: Press to scan all preset
radio stations or select program types.
?/1
FUNCTION
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TV/SAT
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D.TUNING
If “STEREO” does not appear at all even when the FM broadcast
is received normally, press this button to turn on the “STEREO”
indication.
D.TUNING
FM/AM button: Press to select the FM or AM band.
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SHIFT button: Press to select a memory page (A, B, or C)
for presetting radio stations or tuning to preset stations.
TUNER: Press to select the tuner.
MENU
On the remote:
D. TUNING: Press this button to enter a frequency directly
using the numeric buttons.
Numeric buttons: Press to enter a numeric value when
inputting the frequency directly, presetting radio stations,
or tuning to preset stations.
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FM MODE button: If “STEREO” flashes in the display
and the FM stereo reception is poor, press this button to
improve the sound. You will not be able to enjoy stereo
effect but the sound will be less distorted.
SYSTEM
STANDBY
Storing FM Stations
Automatically (AUTOBETICAL)
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and FM RDS
stations in alphabetical order without redundancy.
Additionally, it only stores the stations with the clearest
signals.
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by one, see
“Presetting radio stations” on page 41.
For details on the buttons used in this section, see “Brief
descriptions of buttons used to receive broadcasts” on
page 39.
Receiving Broadcasts
1
Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2
Hold down MEMORY and press ?/1 to turn the
receiver back on.
“Autobetical select” appears in the display and the
receiver scans and stores all the FM and FM RDS
stations in the broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks for stations
broadcasting the same program, then stores only the
one with the clearest signal. The selected RDS stations
are sorted alphabetically by their Program Service
name, then assigned a two character preset code. For
more details on RDS see page 42.
Regular FM stations are assigned two character preset
codes and stored after the RDS station.
When done, “Autobetical finish” appears in the
display momentarily and the receiver returns to
normal operation.
Notes
• Do not press any of the buttons on the receiver or supplied
remote during autobetical operation.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure to store
stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see page 41.
• The FM MODE setting is also stored along with the station.
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with this
procedure, the stored settings may no longer be valid. If this
happens, repeat this procedure to store the stations again.
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Direct Tuning
For details on the buttons used in this section, see “Brief
descriptions of buttons used to receive broadcasts” on
page 39.
1
Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
2
Press FM/AM to select the FM or AM band.
3
Press D.TUNING on the remote.
4
Press the numeric buttons on the remote to enter
the frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
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Example 2: AM 1350 kHz
1
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3
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If you cannot tune in a station and the
entered numbers flash
Make sure you’ve entered the right frequency. If not,
repeat Steps 3 and 4.
If the entered numbers still flash, the frequency is not
used in your area.
5
If you’ve tuned in an AM station, adjust the
direction of the AM loop antenna for optimum
reception.
6
Repeat Steps 2 to 5 to receive other stations.
z If you try to enter a frequency not covered by the tuning
interval
The entered value is automatically rounded up or down.
Tuning interval is:
FM: 50 kHz
AM: 9 kHz
Automatic Tuning
Preset Tuning
For details on the buttons used in this section, see “Brief
descriptions of buttons used to receive broadcasts” on
page 39.
For details on the buttons used in this section, see “Brief
descriptions of buttons used to receive broadcasts” on
page 39.
1
Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
Before tuning to preset stations, be sure to preset them by
performing steps on “Presetting radio stations” below.
2
Press FM/AM to select the FM or AM band.
3
Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
Press the + button to scan from low to high; press the –
button to scan from high to low.
1
Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
When the receiver reaches either end of the
band
Scanning is repeated in the same direction.
2
Tune in the station that you want to preset using
Direct Tuning (page 40)‚ or Automatic Tuning (this
page).
The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is
received.
3
Press MEMORY.
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a few seconds.
Do Steps 4 to 6 before “MEMORY” goes out.
4
Press SHIFT to select a memory page (A, B or C).
Each time you press SHIFT, the letter “A,” “B” or “C”
appears in the display.
5
Select a preset number by pressing PRESET/PTY
SELECT + or PRESET/PTY SELECT –.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press the preset
number, start again from Step 3.
6
Press MEMORY again to store the station.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you can store the
station, start again from Step 3.
7
Repeat Steps 2 to 6 to preset another station.
To continue scanning, press TUNING + or TUNING –
again.
To change a preset number to another station
Do Steps 1 to 6 to preset the new station to the number.
Note
If the AC power cord is disconnected for about one week, all the
preset stations will be cleared from the receiver’s memory, and
you will have to preset the stations again.
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Presetting radio stations
Preset Tuning
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
Tuning to preset stations
You can tune the preset stations either of the following
two ways.
Scanning the preset stations
1
2
Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
Press PRESET/PTY SELECT + or PRESET/PTY SELECT –
repeatedly to select the preset station you want.
Each time you press the button, the receiver tunes in
one preset station at a time, in the corresponding order
and direction as follows:
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS services,
the station name appears in the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned to is not
transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the signal strength is
weak.
Displaying the RDS Information
nA1˜A2˜...˜A0˜B1˜B2˜...˜B0N
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z You can scan the preset stations by program type
Receiving Broadcasts
See page 43.
Using the preset codes
1
Press TUNER.
The last received station is tuned in.
2
Press SHIFT to select a memory page (A, B or C),
then press the preset number of the station you
want using the numeric buttons on the supplied
remote.
Press DISPLAY. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
advances one step through the following information.
Information displayed
You can:
Station Name**
Locate each station by name (e.g.,
WDR) instead of frequency.
Frequency**
Locate each station by frequency.
Programme Type
Locate a specific type of
programme being broadcast. (See
page 43 for the types of
programmes you can select.)
Radio Text
Display the text messages sent by
the RDS station.
Clock (24-hour system)
Display the current time
Sound field currently
applied**
Display the current sound field.
**This information also appears for non-RDS FM stations.
Notes
• If there is an emergency announcement by governmental
authorities, ALARM flashes in the display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more, the
message scrolls across the display.
• The following messages appear if a station is not providing a
particular RDS service:
“NO PTY” (the selected programme type is not available)
“NO TEXT” (text data is not available)
“NO TIME” (clock time data is not available)
• Depending on the method used by the radio station to send the
text, some text messages may be incomplete.
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Locating a station by programme type
(PTY)
What you hear
VARIED
Programmes containing celebrity
interviews, panel games, and
comedy.
POP M
Popular music programmes.
ROCK M
Rock music programmes.
EASY M
Easy listening (middle of the
road music).
LIGHT M
Classical music, such as
instrumental, vocal, and choral.
CLASSICS
Performances of major
orchestras, chamber music,
opera, etc.
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into any
of the above categories, such as
rhythm & blues and reggae.
WEATHER
Programmes about the weather
report.
FINANCE
Stock Market reports, commerce,
trading etc.
CHILDREN
Programmes targeted at young
audience for entertainment and
interest.
Note
SOCIAL
“NO PTY” appears when the programme type that you've
selected is not being broadcast and the receiver returns to the
original station.
Programmes on sociology,
history, geography, psychology
and society.
RELIGION
Aspect of beliefs and faiths.
PHONE IN
Expression of views by phone or
at a public forum.
TRAVEL
Programmes on package tours,
destinations, travel ideas and
opportunity.
LEISURE
Programmes on recreational
activities which listeners might
participate.
JAZZ
Polyphonic, syncopated music.
COUNTRY
Songs originating from American
Southern States.
NATION M
Current popular music of the
Nation or Region.
OLDIES
“Golden age” music.
FOLK M
Music which has roots in the
musical culture of a particular
nation.
DOCUMENT
Programme concerning factual
matters.
You can locate a station you want by selecting a
programme type. The receiver tunes in the type of
programmes currently being broadcast from the RDS
stations stored in the receiver's preset memory.
1
2
Press PTY to display the current PTY type. Press
PRESET/PTY SELECT + or – until the programme
type you want appears in the display.
See the following table for the programme types you
can select.
Press PTY while the programme type appears in
the display.
The tuner starts searching the preset RDS stations for
the programme (“SEARCH” and the programme type
are displayed alternately).
When the receiver finds the programme you are
looking for, it stops searching. The preset number of
the preset station currently broadcasting the selected
programme type flashes, and the receiver receives the
station.
Description of program types
Programme type
What you hear
NONE
Any programmes not defined
below.
NEWS
News programmes.
AFFAIRS
Topical programmes that expand
on current news.
INFO
Programmes about consumer
affairs and professional advice
(eg. medical advice).
SPORT
Sports programmes.
EDUCATE
Educational programmes, such
as a “how-to” programme and
advice.
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials.
CULTURE
Programmes about national or
regional culture, such as religion,
language, and societal concerns.
SCIENCE
Programmes about the natural
sciences.
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Programme type
Other
Operations
Cursor buttons
/
TUNER
NAME
SET UP
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
SPEAKERS
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
SURR
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PRESET/
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MEMORY
SHIFT
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TUNING
FM MODE
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SET UP
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ENTER
Jog dial
ENTER
Brief descriptions of buttons that appear
in this chapter
NAME button: Press to name preset stations or program
sources.
Jog dial: Use to select characters when naming preset
stations or program sources.
Cursor buttons ( / ): Use to move the cursor when
naming preset stations or program sources.
TUNER button: Press to select the tuner.
SET UP button: Press to enter the set up mode.
ENTER button: Press to enter the completed name of the
preset station or program source.
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Naming Preset Stations and
Program Sources
You can enter a name (index name) of up to 8 characters
for preset stations and program sources. These names (for
example, “VHS”) appear in the receiver’s display when a
station or program source is selected.
Note that no more than one name can be entered for each
preset station or program source.
This function is useful for distinguishing components of
the same kind. For example, two VCRs can be specified as
“VHS” and “8MM”, respectively. It is also handy for
identifying components connected to jacks meant for
another type of component, for example, a second CD
player connected to the MD/TAPE jacks.
Recording
Your receiver makes it easy to record to and from the
components connected to it. You don’t have to connect the
playback and recording components directly to each
other: once you select a program source on the receiver,
you can record and edit as you normally would using the
controls on each component.
Before you begin, make sure you’ve connected all
components properly.
Function buttons
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
MD/TAPE
CD
TUNER
AUX
?/1
INPUT MODE
MASTER VOLUME
+
To name a preset station
Press TUNER.
The last station you received is tuned in.
SPEAKERS
4
Create an index name by using the jog dial and
cursor buttons:
Turn the jog dial to select a character, then press
to
move the cursor to the next position.
To insert a space
Turn the jog dial until a blank space appears in the
display (you can find the space character between “] ”
and “A”).
If you’ve made a mistake
Press
or
repeatedly until the character to be
changed flashes, then turn the jog dial to select the
right character.
5
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TUNING
+
FM
AM
EQ
SET UP
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B
EQUALIZER
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MUTING
A.F.D.
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MODE
2CH
ENTER
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Playback component
(program source)
Recording component
(tape deck, MD deck,
VCR)
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Recording on an audio tape or MiniDisc
You can record on a cassette tape or MiniDisc using the
receiver. Refer to the instruction manual of your cassette
deck or MD deck if you need help.
1
Select the component to be recorded.
2
Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert a CD into the CD player.
3
Insert a blank tape or MD into the recording deck
and adjust the recording level, if necessary.
4
Start recording on the recording deck, then start
playback on the playback component.
Press ENTER.
To assign index names to other stations
Repeat Steps 2 to 5.
Note
You cannot change the name of an RDS station.
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Other Operations
Press NAME.
SHIFT
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PRESET
TUNING
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Tune in the preset station you want to create an
index name for.
If you are not familiar with how to tune in preset
stations, see “Tuning to preset stations” on page 42.
SURR
–
MEMORY
To name a program source
Select the program source (component) to be
named, then go to Step 3.
2
LEVEL
DISPLAY
DIMMER
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Recording
Recording on a video tape
You can record from a TV, or an LD player using the
receiver. You can also add audio from a variety of audio
sources when editing a video tape. See your LD player’s
instruction manual if you need help.
1
Select the program source to be recorded.
2
Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert the laser disc you want to record
into the LD player.
3
Insert a blank video tape into the VCR for
recording.
4
Start recording on the recording VCR, then start
playing the laser disc you want to record.
z You can record the sound from any audio source onto a
video tape while recording from a laser disc
Locate the point where you want to start recording from another
audio source, select the program source, then start playback. The
audio from that source will be recorded onto the audio track of
the video tape instead of the audio from the original medium.
Other Operations
To resume audio recording from the original medium, select the
video source again.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a component
connected to the analog MD/TAPE OUT or VIDEO OUT jacks.
• Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output from the
MD/TAPE OUT or VIDEO OUT jacks.
• When MULTI CH IN is selected, audio signals are not output
from MD/TAPE OUT or VIDEO OUT jacks.
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Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a
specified time.
Press SLEEP on the remote while the power is on.
Each time you press SLEEP, the time changes as shown
below.
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The display dims after you have specified the time.
z You can freely specify the time
First, press SLEEP on the remote, then specify the time you want
using the jog dial on the receiver. The sleep time changes in 1
minute intervals. You can specify up to 5 hours.
z You can check the time remaining before the receiver turns
off
Press SLEEP on the remote. The remaining time appears in the
display.
Adjustment Using the SET
UP Button
CONTROL A1
System
Control
Getting Started
The SET UP button allows you to make the following
adjustments.
Selecting the MULTI CH IN video input
This parameter lets you specify the video input to be used
with the audio signals from the MULTI CH IN jack. The
MULTI CH IN video input is set to DVD/LD by default.
1
Press SET UP.
2
Press the cursor buttons (
“ MULTI CH IN VISUAL”.
3
Turn the jog dial to select the video input you
want.
or
) to select
Set the display to turn off
1
Press SET UP.
2
Press the cursor buttons (
RANGE”.
3
Turn the jog dial to select “NARROW” or “WIDE”.
or
) to select “DIM.
The CONTROL A1 Control System was designed to
simplify the operation of audio systems composed of
separate Sony components. CONTROL A1 connections
provide a path for the transmission of control signals
which enable automatic operation and control features
usually associated with integrated systems.
Currently, CONTROL A1 connections between a Sony
CD player, amplifier (receiver), MD deck and cassette
deck provide automatic function selection and
synchronized recording.
In the future the CONTROL A1 connection will work as
a multifunction bus allowing you to control various
functions for each component.
Notes
• The CONTROL A1 Control System is designed to maintain
upward compatibility as the Control System is upgraded to
handle new functions. In this case, however, older components
will not be compatible with the new functions.
• Do not operate a 2 way remote control unit when the
CONTROL A1 jacks are connected via a PC interface kit to a
personal computer running “MD Editor” or similar application.
Also, do not operate the connected component in a manner
contrary to the functions of the application, as this may cause
the application to operate incorrectly.
CONTROL A1
and CONTROL A1 compatibility
The CONTROL A1 control system has been updated to the
CONTROL A1 which is the standard system in the SONY
300 disc CD changer and other recent Sony components.
Components with CONTROL A1 jacks are compatible with
components with CONTROL A1 , and can be connected to
each other. Basically, the majority of the functions available
with the CONTROL A1 control system will be available with
the CONTROL A1 control system.
However, when making connections between components
with CONTROL A1 jacks and components with CONTROL
A1 jacks, the number of functions that can be controlled
may be limited depending on the component. For detailed
information, refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with
the component(s).
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Other Operations
This parameter lets you specify whether or not the display
turns off when you press the DIMMER button several
times. When “WIDE” is selected, you can set the display
to turn off, but when “NARROW” is selected, you cannot
set the display to turn off. The default setting is set to
“NARROW”.
This section explains the basic functions of the
CONTROL A1 Control System. Certain components
have special functions, like “CD Synchro Dubbing” on
cassette decks, that require CONTROL A1
connections. For detailed information regarding
specific operations, be sure to also refer to the
Operating Instructions supplied with your
component(s).
CONTROL A1 Control System
Connections
Basic Functions
Connect monaural (2P) mini-plug cords in series to the
CONTROL A1 jacks on the back of each component. You
can connect up to ten CONTROL A1 compatible
components in any order. However, you can connect only
one of each type of component (i.e., 1 CD player, 1 MD
deck, 1 tape deck and 1 receiver).
(You may be able to connect more than one CD player or
MD deck, depending on the model. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the respective component for
details.)
Example
The CONTROL A1 functions will operate as long as the
component you want to operate is turned on, even if all of
the other connected components are not turned on.
Automatic function selection
When you connect a CONTROL A1 compatible Sony
amplifier (or receiver) to other Sony components using
monaural mini-plug cords, the function selector on the
amplifier (or receiver) automatically switches to the
correct input when you press the play button on one of
the connected components.
Notes
Amplifier
CD
(Receiver) player
MD
deck
Tape
deck
Other
component
In the CONTROL A1 control system, the control signals
flow both ways, so there is no distinction of IN and OUT
jacks. If a component has more than one CONTROL A1
jack, you can use either one, or connect different
components to each jack.
CONTROL A1
• You must connect a CONTROL A1 compatible amplifier
(receiver) using a monaural mini-plug cord in order to take
advantage of the automatic function selection feature.
• This function only works when the components are connected
to the amplifier (or receiver) inputs according to the names on
the function buttons. Certain receivers allow you to switch the
names of the function buttons. In this case, refer to the
Operating Instructions supplied with the receiver.
• When recording, do not play any components other than the
recording source. It will cause the automatic function selection
to operate.
Other Operations
Synchronized recording
This function lets you conduct synchronized recording
between the selected source and recorder components.
CONTROL A1
CD player
1
Set the function selector on the amplifier (or
receiver) to the source component.
2
Set the source component to pause mode (make
sure both the N and X indicators light together).
3
Set the recorder component to the REC-PAUSE
mode.
4
Press PAUSE on the recorder component.
The source component is released from the pause
mode, and recording begins shortly thereafter.
When playback ends from the source component,
recording stops.
MD deck
On CONTROL A1 jacks and connections
It is possible to make connections between CONTROL A1
and CONTROL A1 jacks. For details regarding
particular connections or setup options, refer to the
Operating Instructions supplied with the component(s).
About the connecting cord
Some CONTROL A1 compatible components are supplied
with a connecting cord as an accessory. In this case, use
the connecting cord for your connection.
When using a commercially available cord, use a
monaural (2P) mini-plug cord less than 2 meters long,
with no resistance (like the Sony RK-G69HG).
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Notes
• Do not set more than one component to the pause mode.
• Certain recorder components may be equipped with a special
synchronized recording function that uses the CONTROL A1
Control System, like “CD Synchro Dubbing”. In this case, refer
to the Operating Instructions supplied with the recorder
component.
Additional
Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while
using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help
you remedy the problem. Also, see “Checking the
connections” on page 21 to verify that the connections are
correct. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
There’s no sound or only a very low-level sound
is heard.
, Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
, Make sure that you’ve selected the correct
component on the receiver.
, Check that the SPEAKERS button is not set to OFF.
, Press MUTING if MUTING appears on the display.
, The protective device on the receiver has been
activated because of a short circuit. Turn off the
receiver, eliminate the short-circuit problem and
turn on the power again.
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
, Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
, Adjust front balance parameter in the LEVEL
menu.
No sound is heard from the center speaker.
, Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD MODE).
, Select the appropriate center mode (see pages
28 – 31).
, Adjust the speaker volume (see page 20).
, Make sure the center speaker size parameter is set
to either SMALL or LARGE (see page 18).
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Additional Information
Severe hum or noise is heard.
, Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
, Check that the connecting cords are away from a
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters (10 feet)
away from a TV set or fluorescent light.
, Move your TV away from the audio components.
, The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
Troubleshooting
No sound or only a very low-level sound is heard
from the surround speakers.
, Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD MODE).
, Select the appropriate center mode (see pages
28 – 31).
, Adjust the speaker volume (see page 20).
, Make sure the surround speaker size parameter is
set to either SMALL or LARGE (see page 18).
No sound is heard from the sub woofer.
, Make sure the sub woofer is set to YES (see page
19).
, Check that 2CH mode has not been selected (see
page 31).
Recording cannot be done.
, Check that the components are connected correctly.
, Select the source component with a FUNCTION
button.
, When recording from a digital component, make
sure the input mode is set to ANALOG (see page
25) before recording with a component connected
to the analog MD/TAPE terminals.
Additional Information
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
, Check that the antennas are connected securely.
Adjust the antennas and connect an external
antenna if necessary.
, The signal strength of the stations is too weak
(when tuning in with automatic tuning). Use direct
tuning.
, No stations have been preset or the preset stations
have been cleared (when tuning by scanning preset
stations). Preset the stations (see page 41).
, Press DISPLAY so that the frequency appears in
the display.
RDS does not work.
, Make sure that you’re tuned to an FM RDS station.
, Select a stronger FM station.
The RDS information that you want does not
appear.
, Contact the radio station and find out whether or
not they actually provide the service in question. If
so, the service may be temporarily out of order.
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The surround effect cannot be obtained.
, Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD MODE).
“PCM--kHz” appears on the display.
, The sampling frequency is more than 48 kHz.
Change the input player setting to 48 kHz.
Nothing appears on the display.
, When the display turns off immediately after the
receiver is turned on, press DIMMER to change the
display mode.
No picture or an unclear picture appears on the
TV screen or monitor.
, Select the appropriate function on the receiver.
, Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
, Move your TV away from the audio components.
The remote does not function.
, Point the remote at the remote sensor g on the
receiver.
, Remove any obstacles in the path between the
remote and the receiver.
, Replace both batteries in the remote with new
ones, if they are weak.
, Make sure you select the correct function on the
remote.
, If the remote is set to operate the TV only, use the
remote to select a source or component other than
TV before operating the receiver or other
component.
Reference sections for clearing the
receiver’s memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
Page 16
Customized sound fields
Page 36
Specifications
Amplifier section
Inputs (Digital)
POWER OUTPUT
Rated Power Output at Stereo mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD
0.7%)
100 W + 100 W
Reference Power Output
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD
0.7%)
Front: 100 W/ch
Center: 100 W
Surround:
100 W/ch
Outputs
Frequency response
MULTI CH IN, CD,
MD/TAPE, DVD/
LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO
1, VIDEO 2, AUX:
10 Hz - 50 kHz +
0.5/–2 dB (with
sound field and
equalizer bypassed)
EQ
MD/TAPE (OUT);
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2
(AUDIO OUT):
Voltage: 250 mV,
Impedance: 10
kilohms
SUB WOOFER:
Voltage: 2 V
Impedance: 1
kilohms
PHONES:
Accepts low- and
high-impedance
headphones
±6 dB
Sampling Frequency
48 kHz (TV/SAT, MD/
TAPE, OPTICAL IN)
96kHz (DVD IN/LD
OPTICAL IN,
COAXIAL IN)
Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
Sensitivity
Mono: 18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/
75 ohms
Stereo: 38.3 dBf, 22.5
µV/75 ohms
Usable sensitivity
11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono: 76 dB
Stereo: 70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono: 0.3%
Stereo: 0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 Hz - 15 kHz +0.5/–2
dB
Selectivity
Additional Information
Inputs (Analog)
MULTI CH IN, CD,
DVD/LD, MD/
TAPE, TV/SAT,
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
AUX:
Sensitivity: 250 mV
Impedance: 50
kilohms
S/Na): 96 dB (A, 250
mVb))
FM tuner section
DVD/LD (coaxial):
Sensitivity: –
Impedance: 75 ohms
S/N: 100 dB (A, 20
kHz LPF)
DVD/LD, TV/SAT,
MD/TAPE (optical):
Sensitivity: –
Impedance: –
S/N: 100 dB (A, 20
kHz LPF)
60 dB at 400 kHz
a) INPUT SHORT
b) Weighted network, input level
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Specifications
AM tuner section
Tuning range 531 - 1602 kHz
Antenna
General
System
Loop antenna
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Usable sensitivity
50 dB/m (at 999 kHz)
S/N
54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
Harmonic distortion
0.5 % (50 mV/m,
400 Hz)
Selectivity
At 9 kHz: 35 dB
Video section
Inputs
Outputs
Video: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms
S-video:
Y: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms
C: 0.286 Vp-p 75 ohms
Additional Information
Video: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms
S-video:
Y: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms
C: 0.286 Vp-p 75 ohms
Tuner section:
PLL quartz-locked
digital synthesizer
system
Preamplifier section:
Low-noise NF type
equalizer
Power amplifier
section:
Pure-complementary
SEPP
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
210 W
In standby condition:
1W
AC outlets
1 switched, max 100 W
Dimensions
430 × 308.5 × 157.5 mm
including projecting
parts and controls
Mass (Approx.)
7.5 kg
Supplied accessories
See page 4.
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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Glossary
Surround sound
Sound that consists of three elements:
direct sound, early reflected sound
(early reflections) and reverberative
sound (reverberation). The acoustics
of the surrounding space affect the
way these three sound elements are
heard. Surround sound combines
these sound elements in such a way
that you actually can sense the size of
the venue, as well as its type.
• Types of sound
Early reflections
Reverberation
Dolby Digital
This sound format for movie theaters
is more advanced than Dolby Pro
Logic Surround. In this format, the
surround speakers output stereo
sound with an expanded frequency
range and a sub woofer channel for
deep bass is independently provided.
This format is also called “5.1”
because the sub woofer channel is
counted as 0.1 channel (since it
functions only when a deep bass
effect is needed). All six channels in
this format are recorded separately to
realize superior channel separation.
Furthermore, since all the signals are
processed digitally, less signal
degradation occurs.
Direct sound
• Transition of sound from surround
speakers
Direct sound
Level
Early
reflections
Additional Information
Early reflection time
Reverberation
Digital Cinema Sound
This is the generic name of the
surround sound produced by digital
signal processing technology
developed by Sony. Unlike previous
surround sound fields mainly
directed at the reproduction of music,
Digital Cinema Sound is designed
specifically for the enjoyment of
movies.
Time
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
As one method of decoding Dolby
Surround, Dolby Pro Logic Surround
produces four channels from twochannel sound. Compared with the
former Dolby Surround system,
Dolby Pro Logic Surround reproduces
left-to-right panning more naturally
and localizes sounds more precisely.
To take full advantage of Dolby Pro
Logic Surround, you should have one
pair of surround speakers and a
center speaker. The surround speakers
output monaural sound.
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Settings Using SURR, LEVEL, EQ, and SET UP buttons
You can make various settings using the LEVEL, SURR, EQ, SET UP buttons, jog dial, and cursor buttons. The table below
shows each of the settings that these buttons can make.
Press and light
Press
SURR button
LEVEL button
EQ button
*SET UP
Turn jog dial to select
See page
EFFECT LEVEL
depends on sound mode (in 16 steps)
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WALL TYPE
between –8 to +8 (in 1 increment steps)
REVERBERATION TIME
–8 to +8 (in 1 increment steps)
SCREEN DEPTH
SCR. OFF, SCR. MID or SCR. DEEP
FRONT BALANCE
between –8 to +8 (in 1 increment steps)
SURR BALANCE
between –8 to +8 (in 1 increment steps)
CENTER LEVEL
between –6 dB to +6 dB (in 1 dB steps)
SURR LEVEL
between –6 dB to +6 dB (in 1 dB steps)
SUB WOOFER LEVEL
between –6 dB to +6 dB (in 1 dB steps)
LFE MIX LEVEL
OFF, or –20 dB to 0 dB (in 1 dB steps)
DYNAMIC RANGE COMP
OFF, 0.1 to 0.9 (in 0.1 dB steps), STD, or MAX
FRONT BASS GAIN
between –6 dB to +6 dB (in 1 dB steps)
FRONT BASS FREQUENCY
between 99 Hz and 1.0 kHz (in 21 steps)
FRONT TREBLE GAIN
between -6 dB to +6 dB (in 1 dB steps)
FRONT TREBLE FREQUENCY
between 1.0 kHz and 10 kHz (in 23 steps)
L
C
R
or
to select
(FRONT)
(CENTER)
LARGE, SMALL, or NO
(SURR)
LARGE, SMALL, or NO
SL SR
Additional Information
S.W. (SUB WOOFER)
L
C
LARGE or SMALL
R
(FRONT) XX.X m
(CENTER) XX.X m
between FRONT and 5 feet (1.5 meters) (in 1 foot
(0.1 meter) steps)
between FRONT and 15 feet (4.5 meters) (in 1
foot (0.1 meter) steps)
SL SR
(SURR) PL. XXX
PL. SIDE, PL. MID or PL. BEHD.
SL SR
(SURR) HGT. XXX
HGT. LOW or HGT. HIGH
DIM.RANGE
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between 3 feet (1.0 meters) and 40 feet (12.0
meters) (in 1 foot (0.1 meter) steps)
(SURR) XX.X m
VISUAL XXX
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S.W. YES or S.W. NO
SL SR
MULTI CH IN
35
V-VIDEO 1, V-VIDEO 2, V-DVD/LD,
V-TV/SAT
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NARROW or WIDE
* When you press the SET UP button, you can select NORM. SP. (for normal speakers) or MICRO SP. (for Micro Satellite speakers).
(page 17)
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Remote Button Description
You can use the remote to operate the components in your system. The tables below show the settings of each button.
Operations
Function
Remote Button
Operations
Function
SLEEP
Receiver
Activates the sleep
function and the
duration which the
receiver turns off
automatically.
ENTER
After selecting a channel,
disc or track using the
numeric buttons, press
to enter the value.
AV ?/1
TV/VCR/
CD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
VCD player/
LD player/
DAT deck
Turns the audio and
video components on or
off.
TV/VCR/SAT/
Tape deck/
LD player/
VCD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
SHIFT
Receiver
Press repeatedly to select
a memory page for
presetting radio stations
or tuning to preset
stations.
?/1
Receiver
Turns the receiver on or
off.
-/--
TV
Selects the channel
entry mode, either
one or two digit.
VIDEO/
VIDEO 1
Receiver
To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 3)
D.TUNING
Receiver
Tuner station direct keyin mode.
VIDEO 2
Receiver
To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 1)
./>
VIDEO 3
Receiver
To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 2)
DVD/LD
Receiver
To watch DVD or laser
disc.
CD player/
Skips tracks.
MD deck/
DVD player/
LD player/
VCD player/
Tape deck/VCR/
DAT deck
TV/SAT
Receiver
To watch TV programs or
satellite receiver.
m/M
Searches tracks
(forward or backward).
MD/TAPE
Receiver
To listen to Minidisc
or audio tape.
CD player/
DVD player/
VCD player
CD/SACD
Receiver
To listen to compact disc.
Fastforwards or
rewinds.
TUNER
Receiver
To listen to radio
programs.
MD deck/
Tape deck/
VCR/
LD player/
DAT deck
PHONO
Receiver
To listen to turn table.
n
Tape deck
Starts play on the
reverse side.
AUX
Receiver
To listen to an audio
equipment.
N
Starts play.
FN SHIFT*
Remote
Use simultaneously to
select other function.
0-9
Receiver
Use with “SHIFT” button
to select tuner preset
station numeric input
during DIRECT
TUNING or MEMORY
mode.
CD player/
MD deck/Tape
deck/VCR/
DVD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DAT deck
>10
Additional Information
Remote Button
* VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, PHONO and MD/TAPE function
is a 2-key operation. To select the above function, press FN
SHIFT (function shift) and the function key you want
simultaneously.
For example, press FN SHIFT and CD/SACD to select
MD/TAPE function.
CD player/
MD deck/
VCD player/
LD player/
DAT deck
Selects track numbers.
0 selects track 10.
TV/VCR/SAT
Selects channel numbers.
Note
CD player/
MD deck/
Tape deck/
LD player/
VCD player
Selects tracks numbers
over 10.
When you press the function buttons (VIDEO, DVD/LD,
TV/SAT), the input mode of the TV might not switch to the
corresponding input mode that you want. In this case, press the
TV/VIDEO button to switch the input mode of the TV.
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Remote Button Description
Remote Button
Operations
Function
Remote Button
Operations
Function
X
CD player/
MD deck/Tape
deck/VCR/
DVD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DAT deck
Pauses play or record.
(Also starts recording
with components in
record standby.)
TEST TONE
Receiver
Press to output test tone.
MAIN MENU
Receiver
Press this button
repeatedly to select one
of the two cursor
modes: LEVEL and
SURROUND.
CD player/
MD deck/Tape
deck/VCR/
DVD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DAT deck
Stops play.
MASTER VOL
+/–
Receiver
Adjusts the master
volume of the receiver.
MENU </>
Receiver
Selects a menu item.
MENU +/–
Receiver
Makes adjustment or
change the setting.
POSITION**
TV
Changes the position of
the small picture.
MENU
DVD player
Displays DVD menu.
F/f/G/g
DVD player
Selects a menu item.
SWAP**
TV
Swaps the small and the
large picture.
ENTER
DVD player
Enters the selection.
DISC
CD player
Select discs (Mega
storage CD player only).
RETURN
DVD player
Returns to the previous
menu or exits the menu.
SUB CH +/–**
TV
Selects preset channels
for the small picture.
TITLE
DVD player
Displays DVD title.
D. SKIP/CH/
PRESET +/–
Receiver
Scans and selects preset
stations.
TV/VCR/SAT
Selects preset channels.
CD player
Skips discs (CD player
with multi-disc changer
only).
DISPLAY
TV/VCR/
LD player/
DVD player/
VCD player
Selects information
displayed on the TV
screen.
P IN P**
TV
Activates the picture-inpicture function.
JUMP
TV
Toggles between the
previous and the current
channels.
WIDE
TV
Selects the wide picture
mode.
ANT TV/VTR
VCR
Selects output signal
from the aerial terminal:
TV signal or VCR
program.
TV/VIDEO
TV/VCR
Selects input signal: TV
input or video input.
A. F. D.
Receiver
Auto Format Decoding.
2CH/OFF
Receiver
Turns off sound field or
selects 2CH mode.
MODE +/–
Receiver
Selects sound field mode.
MULTI CH/
2 CH DIRECT
Receiver
Selects MULTI CH IN
source.
MUTING
Receiver
Mutes the sound from
the receiver.
x
Additional Information
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** Only for Sony TVs with the picture-in-picture function.
Notes
• Some functions explained in this section may not work
depending on the model of the receiver.
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an example only.
Therefore, depending on the component the above operation
may not be possible or may operate differently than described.
• The VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3 and PHONO functions are
not available for set operation.
Changing the factory setting of a
function button
If the factory settings of the FUNCTION buttons don’t
match your system components, you can change them.
For example, if you have an MD player and a tape deck
and you don’t have a CD player, you can assign the CD/
SACD button to your tape deck.
AV
?/1
FUNCTION
VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
PHONO
MD/TAPE
FN SHIFT
AUX
CD/SACD
TUNER
2
CD player
1
DAT deck
2
AV ?/1
MD deck
3
?/1
Tape deck A
4
Tape deck B
5
LD player
6
VCR (remote control mode VTR 1*)
7
VCR (remote control mode VTR 2*)
8
VCR (remote control mode VTR 3*)
9
TV
0
g
ENTER
6
Numeric buttons
f
TITLE
8
SHIFT
9
RETURN
>10
>10
=
POSITION
SWAP
=
+
0
– /– –
Function buttons
3
5
7
The following buttons are assigned to select the functions:
F
G
4
Press the corresponding button of the component
you want to assign to the Function button (for
example, 4 - tape deck).
?/1
VIDEO 1
VIDEO
1
2
Press
SYSTEM
STANDBY
MENU
Hold down the Function button whose function you
want to change (for example, CA/SACD).
To operate
Note that the settings of the TUNER and FN SHIFT
functions (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, PHONO and
MD/TAPE) button cannot be changed.
SLEEP
1
– SUB CH +
0
)
DISPLAY
P IN P
ENTER
ENTER
D.TUNING
D.SKIP/
CH/PRESET
DVD
ANT
TV/VTR
9
(
DISC
JUMP
WIDE
TV/
VIDEO
P
p
MULTI CH/
2 CH DIRECT
– MODE +
MUTING
TEST TONE MAIN MENU
MASTER
VOL
VCD player
>10
ENTER
.
* Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 1, 2 or 3 setting.
These correspond to Beta, 8mm and VHS respectively.
Now you can use the CD/SACD button to control the
tape deck.
MENU
MASTER VOL –
To reset a button to its factory setting
Repeat the above procedure.
To reset all the function buttons to their factory setting
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at the same time.
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Additional Information
SOUND FIELD
2CH/OFF
A.F.D.
DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver)
Index
A
H
AC-3. See Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Adjusting
brightness of the display 24
speaker volumes 20
surround parameters 34
Automatic tuning 41
B
Basic receiver operations
23 - 26
Batteries 4
Scanning
preset stations. See Preset
tuning
radio stations. See Automatic
tuning
Selecting
component 25
sound field 28
Sleep timer 46
Sound field
adjustable parameters 37
customizing 36
pre-programmed 29 - 31
resetting 36
selecting 28
Speakers
adjusting speaker volume 20
connection 14
placement 17
Supplied accessories 4
Surround sound 27 - 37
I, J, K
Indexing. See Naming
C
Changing
display 24
effect level 34
Checking the connections 21
Clearing receiver’s memory 16
Connecting. See Hookups
CONTROL A1
12, 47
Customizing sound fields 36
D
Additional Information
Demonstration mode 16
Digital Cinema Sound 53
Direct tuning 40
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 53
Dolby Pro Logic Surround 53
Dubbing. See Recording
E, F, G
Editing. See Recording
Effect level 34
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S
Hookups
MULTI CH IN Input 10
AC power cord 12
antennas 5
audio components 6
digital components 8
CONTROL A1
12
speaker system 14
video components 7
L, M
Labeling. See Naming
N, O
Naming
preset stations 45
program sources 45
P, Q
Parameter 34, 37
Preset stations
how to preset 41
how to tune 42
Preset tuning 41
R
Receiving broadcasts
automatically 41
directly 40
preset stations 41
Recording
on an audio tape or MD 45
on a video tape 46
T
Test tone 20
Troubleshooting 50
Tuning
automatically 41
directly 40
preset stations 41
U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Unpacking 4
Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
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