AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
AUDIO/VIDEO
MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
VSX-21
Operating Instructions
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know
how to operate your model properly. After you have finished
reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future
reference.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
[For Canadian model]
The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear panel.
Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS
and keep it in a secure area. This is for your security.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
THE POWER SWITCH IS SECONDARY CONNECTED AND
THEREFORE DOES NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM MAINS
POWER IN THE STANDBY POSITION.
(POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE
OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES NE
PA S U T I L I S E R C E T T E F I C H E P O L A R I S E E AV E C U N
PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU UNE AUTRE
SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE
INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
DECOUVERT.
IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate the equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before cleaning. The product should be cleaned only
with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean
with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other
volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES — This product should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left
unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
¶ If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
¶ If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so
as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
A.
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE — Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
¶ When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
¶ If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the product.
¶ If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
¶ If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
¶ If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way.
¶ When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any service or
repai s to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Fig. A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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Features
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) decoder equipped
DTS is a digital sound system introduced in theaters. Playback of DVD, LD, and CD recorded in DTS audio
creates the environment of a theater or the sensation of a concert hall in your home.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Manufactured under licence from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic
No need to worry about program formats! When playing Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic software in the
(Dolby)
mode, decoding switches automatically according to the input signal. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy!
(When connecting a DVD/LD player or LD player using the AC-3 RF output, a commercially available RF
demodulator (RFD-1) is required.)
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “AC-3”, “Pro Logic”, “ and double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. © 1992 - 1997 Dolby
Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
CINEMA Re-EQ
In a theater the room is very large and dead sounding, you sit a long way back from the speaker and the speakers
themselves are very specialized. Because a soundtrack recorded in this dead sounding space when it is played at
home it sounds overbright. THX Re-Equalization adjusts for this difference in a very precise way.
ADVANCED THEATER modes
Four sound modes that enhance DTS and Dolby audio performance by simulating the environment of a movie
theater (DRAMA, ACTION), or the ambience of a concert hall (MUSICAL). With 5-D THEATER, you can enjoy Dolby
Pro Logic encoded software in simulated Dolby Digital.
Various Surround Effects (DSP)
The DSP (Digital Signal Processing) surround mode allows you to transform your living room into six different
sonic environments when listening to music or watching movies.
Midnight Listening Mode
When late night hours or other factors require that the volume be kept low, the surround effects may tend to
become less than satisfactory. When the midnight listening mode is on, you can enjoy the effects of quality
surround sound even at low volumes.
Optical Digital Output
The digital signal input can be directly output to digital recording components such as MD, DAT and CD-R from
the optical digital output jack to create digital recordings.
DIGITAL NR function
Noise in the playback source can be reduced to a minimum so you can enjoy a clearer sound.
5.1 Channel Input
By connecting components equipped with 5.1 channel output to the DVD 5.1 channel input on this unit, you can
enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound. Connections can be made to a DVD player or Multi channel decoder equipped
with 5.1 channel analog output jacks.
5 Channels of Independent Amplification
This receiver incorporates 5 independent 100 watt power amplifiers which enable high quality playback of Dolby
Digital and DTS surround sound. This construction provides improved linearity and accurate reproduction of each
channel for true high fidelity reproduction from even the most demanding Dolby Digital program sources.
Remote Control of Other Components
The supplied remote control can be used to operate a variety of other components simply by recalling the
appropriate preset code. In addition, the multi-operation functions allow you to perform a variety of operations
automatically.
The Energy-saving Design
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This unit is designed to use minimal electricity when power is switched OFF (during Standby). Regarding the value
of the power consumption in standby mode, refer to “Specifications” on page 57.
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Table of Contents
Introductory Information ............................................................ 6
Connections ................................................................................. 8
Antennas ..................................................................................................... 8
Audio Components Connections .............................................................. 9
Video Components Connections ............................................................ 10
Digital Connections .................................................................................. 11
DVD 5.1 Channel Connection .................................................................. 12
Speakers ................................................................................................... 13
SET UP
Checking the Supplied Accessories .......................................................... 6
How to Use This Manual ........................................................................... 6
Preparing the Remote Control .................................................................. 6
Receiver Installation ................................................................................... 7
When Making Cable Connections ............................................................. 7
Preparations .............................................................................. 16
Setting Up for Surround Sound .............................................................. 16
Setting Up the Remote Control ............................................................... 22
Clearing the Remote Control Settings .................................................... 23
Names of Parts and Basic Operations ..................................... 24
Display ...................................................................................................... 24
Remote Control ........................................................................................ 25
Front Panel ................................................................................................ 26
Sound Modes ............................................................................ 28
Tuner Operations....................................................................... 36
Automatic and Manual Tuning ................................................................ 36
Direct Tuning ............................................................................................ 37
Memorizing Frequently Tuned Stations ................................................. 38
Recalling the Memorized Stations .......................................................... 39
Other Operations ...................................................................... 40
Playback .................................................................................................... 40
Recording from Audio Components ...................................................... 42
Recording from Video Components ....................................................... 43
Remote Controlling Other Components ................................................ 44
Background Control of Other Components ........................................... 51
Additional Information ............................................................. 52
Dolby Digital ............................................................................................. 52
DTS ............................................................................................................ 53
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................... 54
Preset Code List ........................................................................................ 56
Specifications ........................................................................................... 57
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OPERATION
Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL Signal Input ............................................. 29
Playing Sources with Dolby Digital or DTS Sound ............................... 30
Selecting a Sound Mode ......................................................................... 31
CINEMA Re-EQ playback ......................................................................... 33
Listening in MIDNIGHT Listening Mode ................................................ 35
Introductory Information
Checking the Supplied Accessories
Please check that you have received all of the following accessories with the receiver.
FM wire antenna
AM loop antenna
Remote control unit
“AA” IEC LR6 batteries x 2
How to Use This Manual
This manual is divided into two main sections :
SET UP
This section explains how to make the necessary
connections from the receiver to your other audio and
video components. Receiver operations described later
in this section under the heading “Preparations” enable
you to set up and customize your home entertainment
center.
OPERATION
This section provides complete information about
operation of the receiver and supplied remote control.
The following marks and symbols are used throughout
this manual:
memo
Provides additional information, precautions,
and advice.
Indicates a blinking button, indicator, or
display.
Indicates a steadily lit button, indicator, or
display.
Preparing the Remote Control
Loading the batteries
AA dry cell batteries ((“AA” IEC LR6)×2)
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9
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When you notice a decrease in the operating range of
the remote control, replace all batteries with new ones.
memo
When changing the batteries, it is
recommended that you load new batteries
within five minutes of removing the old
batteries. If not, the preset codes may be
canceled and you will need to set them again.
CAUTION!
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards
as leakage and bursting. Observe the following
precautions.
• Never use new and old batteries together.
• Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries
properly according to the marks in the battery case.
• Batteries with the same shape may have different
voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
Power connection
[SWITCHED 100 W (0.8 A) MAX]
Switching this receiver on or putting it in standby also switches components connected to the receiver’s AC OUTLET
jacks on and off. When connecting components to the AC OUTLET jacks, leave the power switch of the connected
components in the ON position. Total power consumption of connected components should not exceed 100W (0.8 A) .
CAUTION!
• To avoid malfunction, overheating, and possible fire risk, do not connect high-wattage appliances such as blow
dryers and irons to the AC OUTLET jacks.
• Do not connect a monitor or TV set.
Even if the power consumption of the TV or monitor is within the acceptable limits, when monitors or TV sets are
switched on, they consume a large amount of power and may exceed the capacity of this receiver.
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Introductory Information
Operating range of remote control unit
Connecting an optional control cord allows you to
operate other PIONEER components simply by pointing
the receiver’s remote control at the remote sensor on the
front panel of the receiver. The receiver then sends the
remote control signals to the other devices via the
CONTROL OUT terminal.
CONTROL
OUT
IN
CONTROL
IN
OUT
Receiver
30
30
PIONEER component
bearing the Î mark.
23 feet(7m)
memo
Remote control may not function properly if :
• There are obstacles between the remote
control and the remote sensor.
• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining
onto the remote sensor.
• The receiver is located near a device
emitting infrared rays.
• Operated simultaneously with another
remote control which uses infrared rays.
Remote Control
memo
To CONTROL IN
terminal of another
PIONEER component
bearing the Î mark.
You can also control PIONEER components
(and those made by other manufacturers) by
pointing the receiver’s remote control directly
at the respective component. This type of
operation does not require control cords. All
you have to do is recall the appropriate preset
code (Refer to “Recalling preset codes” on
page 22).
Receiver Installation
• Do not place objects directly on top of this unit. It will prevent proper heat dispersal.
• When installing in a rack, etc., be sure to leave more than 8 inches of space above the receiver.
memo
Leave more than 8 inches (20 cm)
Receiver
It is recommended that you place the
receiver to the left of your cassette and/
or video decks. This will prevent noise
caused by leakage flux from the
transformer in the receiver. If you
experience noise during playback of
your cassette and/or video decks, move
them farther away from the receiver.
When Making Cable Connections
Be careful not to arrange cables in a manner that bends
the cables over the top of this unit as shown in the
illustration. If the cables are brought over this unit, the
magnetic field produced by the transformers in this unit
may cause a humming noise to come from the speakers.
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SET UP
Point the remote control toward the remote sensor Î on
the front panel of this unit to operate. The remote control
unit will operate the receiver for up to a distance of 23
feet (7 m) within 30° angle on each side of the sensor of
the remote sensor as illustrated below.
Operating other PIONEER components
Connections
Antennas
FM wire antenna
Connect the FM wire antenna and fully extend (for best reception, attach horizontally along
a window frame, etc.).
AM loop antenna
(See below)
FRONT SPEAKERS
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
R
L
L
A
DIGITAL IN
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
2
OPT
3
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
DVD 5 1 CH
INPUT
R
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
B
S2
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
CENTER
PREOUT
VIDEO
CONTROL
OPT
OUT
L
L
DIGITAL
OUT
COAX
PCM/
/DTS
DIGITAL
N
IN
R
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
CAUTION:
SEE NSTRUCTION
MANUAL
L
SORROUND
PREOUT
ATTENTION:
R
L
SEE NSTRUCTION
MANUAL
SUBWOOFER
PREOUT
R
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
R
PLAY
REC
PLAY
CD
MD/TAPE 1
REC
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TV/
SAT
DVD/
LD
DVD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
AC OUTLET
AC 120V
60Hz
6 LESS THAN
8Ω /SPEAKER
6 MO NS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
VCR 2
MPEDANCE SELECTOR
7 AM loop antenna
1 Assemble the antenna.
2 Twist exposed wire strands
together and insert into AM
antenna terminals.
3 Attach to a wall, etc. (if desired)
and face toward the direction
providing the best reception.
m)
0m
3/8
in.(1
Using external antennas
7 To improve FM reception
7 To improve AM reception
Connect an external FM antenna.
Connect a 15 to 18 feet (5~6 m) length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM
antenna terminal in addition to the supplied AM loop antenna.
For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally outdoors.
Outdoor antenna
75 Ω coaxial cable
Indoor antenna
(Vinyl-coated wire)
15~18 feet (5~6 m)
H
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
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AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
H
GND
GND
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
Connections
Audio Components Connections
Be sure to switch power to standby and remove the power cord from the wall outlet when you make or change
connections.
Connect your audio components as shown below. Refer to “Digital Connections” on page 11 when making digital
connections from your DVD or LD player.
SET UP
FRONT SPEAKERS
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
R
L
L
A
DIGITAL IN
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
2
OPT
3
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
R
IN
DVD 5 1 CH
INPUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
B
S2
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
CONTROL
OPT
OUT
R
CENTER
PREOUT
L
L
D GITAL
OUT
COAX
PCM/
/DTS
DIGITAL
IN
V DEO
OUT
IN
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
L
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
ATTENTION:
R
L
SUBWOOFER
PREOUT
R
CAUTION:
SORROUND
PREOUT
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
R
REC
PLAY
»
REC
PLAY
CD
MD/T PE 1
TAPE 2
ONITOR
«
PLAY
TV/
SAT
»
REC
DVD/
LD
DVD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
6 LESS THAN
8Ω /SPEAKER
6 MOINS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
VCR 2
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
»
OUTPUT
«
PLAY
REC
L
L
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
R
MD recorder
or Cassette deck
AC OUTLET
AC 120V
60Hz
CD player
Cassette deck
*The arrows indicate the direction of the audio signal.
7 Audio cords
Cassette deck placement
Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect the audio
components.
L
R
Connect red plugs to R (right)
and white plugs to L (left).
Be sure to insert completely.
Depending on where the cassette deck is placed, noise
may occur during playback of your cassette deck which
is caused by leakage flux from the transformer in the
receiver. If you experience noise, move the cassette deck
farther away from the receiver.
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Connections
Video Components Connections
• When connecting components, the receiver should be off and the power cord unpluged.
• Connect your video components as shown below. Also, refer to “Digital Connections” on page 11 when making
digital connections from your DVD or LD player.
• Although only “S2” is printed on the S-Video jacks on the rear panel, S, S1 and S2 S-video connection can be made
as well.
• If your TV monitor or video camera has an S-Video input, clearer picture reproduction is possible by connecting the
receiver to your TV monitor or video camera via the S-Video jack.
Video deck (2)
Video deck (1)
TV
monitor
OUTPUT
INPUT
V
OUTPUT
V
INPUT
V
V
L
L
L
L
R
R
R
R
INPUT
VI EO
S VIDEO
«
»
»
FRONT SPEAKERS
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
R
L
L
A
D GITAL IN
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
2
OPT
3
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
R
IN
DVD 5 1 CH
INPUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
B
S2
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
VIDEO
O T
N
L
R
CENTER
PREOUT
VIDEO
CONTROL
OPT
L
DIG TAL
OUT
COAX
PCM/
/DTS
DIGITAL
IN
»
«
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
L
ATTENTION:
SEE INSTRUCT ON
MANUAL
SUBWOOFER
PREOUT
R
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
R
PLAY
REC
MD/TAPE 1
7 Front
PLAY
CD
REC
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TV/
SAT
DVD/
LD
VD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
AC 120V
60Hz
SEE INSTRUCT ON
MANUAL
R
L
AC OUTLET
CAUT ON:
SORROUND
PREOUT
6 LESS THAN
8Ω /SPEAKER
6 MOINS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
VCR 2
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
»
VIDEO INPUT
S VIDEO VIDEO
L AUDIO R
»
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
V
Video camera
(etc.)
V
L
L
R
R
VIDE
TV tuner
(or satellite tuner)
DVD player
(or LD player)
7 Audio/Video cords
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When connecting components equipped with
S-video jacks, you can make connections to
this unit using S-video cords (not supplied).
However, this unit is not designed to convert
the format of the video signal. Therefore, the
signal from the S2 IN cannot be output from
the VIDEO OUT and similarly the signal from
the VIDEO IN cannot be output from the S2
OUT.
Use audio/video cords (not supplied) to connect the
video components and a video cord to connect the TV
or monitor.
VID
EO
L
R
Connect red plugs to R (right),
white plugs to L (left), and the
yellow plugs to VIDEO.
Be sure to insert completely.
Connections
Digital Connections
Digital components can be connected as shown below. You can select up to four of the following be assigned to the
digital inputs on this unit: DVD/LD, TV/SAT, MD/TAPE, CD, VCR1 (VCR). To assign the digital inputs, refer to “Setting Up
for Surround Sound” on page 16.
The digital signal input is output directly to digital recording components from the optical digital output jack.
SET UP
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
L
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
L
A
DIGITAL IN
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
OPT
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
IN
DVD 5 1 CH
INPUT
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
R
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
B
S2
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
VIDEO
OUT
N
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
N
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
CONTROL
OPT
OUT
L
CENTER
PREOUT
L
DIGITAL
OUT
COAX
P M/
/DTS
D ITAL
N
IN
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
L
SUBWOOFER
PREOUT
R
ATTENTI N:
SEE NSTRUCT N
MANUAL
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
R
PLAY
REC
MD/TAPE 1
PLAY
CD
REC
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TV/
SAT
DVD/
LD
DVD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
AC 120V
60Hz
SEE NSTRUCT N
MANUAL
R
L
AC OUTLET
CAUTION
SORROUND
PREOUT
6 LE S THAN
8Ω /SPEAKER
6 M NS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SP AKER
8 16Ω / SP AKER
VCR 2
IMPEDANCE ELECTOR
»
»
»
»
»
DIGITAL
COAX
DIGITAL
DIGITAL
DIGITAL
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
CD player
DVD player
MD recorder
TV tuner
(or satellite tuner)
memo
When playing LD recorded in Dolby Digital
When connecting a DVD/LD player or LD player using
the AC-3 RF output, a commercially available RF
demodulator (RFD-1) is required. The RF demodulator
changes the RF signal to a digital signal which is then
processed by the receiver through the digital input
jacks. For more details, refer to the instruction manual
supplied with the RFD-1.
The factory setting for each of the digital inputs is
described below.
COAX : DVD
OPT 1 : CD
OPT 2 : MD
OPT 3 : TV
7 Digital audio cords/Optical cables
Commercially available digital audio coaxial cords
(standard video cords can also be used) or optical
cables (not supplied) are used to connect digital
components to this receiver.
When you use optical digital input or output terminals,
pull off the caps and insert the plugs. Be sure to insert
completely.
Digital audio cord
(or standard video cord)
Optical cable
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Connections
DVD 5.1 Channel Connection
DVD and LD discs are often compatible with both 2 channel and 5.1 channel audio output formats. Refer to page 33 for
more information on how to switch between the two input methods.
Connections can be made from a DVD player or Multi channel decoder equipped with 5.1 analog outputs to the 5.1
analog inputs on this unit.
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
L
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
L
A
DIGITAL IN
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
2
OPT
3
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
R
IN
DVD 5 1 CH
INPUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
B
S2
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
CONTROL
OPT
OUT
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
L
R
R
REC
PLAY
CD
»
REC
TAPE 2 M NITOR
»
SURROUND
OUTPUT
CENTER
TV/
SAT
»
SUB
WOOFER
DVD/
LD
VD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
CAUTION:
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
ATTENTION:
R
SUBWOOFER
PREOUT
MD/TAPE 1
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
6 LESS THAN
8Ω /SPEAKER
6 MOINS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
VCR 2
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
»
»
FRONT
OUTPUT
VIDEO
OUT
L
L
R
R
Components equipped
with 5.1 channel analogue
output jacks
memo
The 5.1 channel input can only be used when DVD/LD is selected.
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L
SORROUND
PREOUT
OUT
L
PLAY
12
R
CENTER
PREOUT
L
D GITAL
OUT
COAX
PCM/
/DTS
DIGITAL
IN
V DEO
OUT
IN
AC OUTLET
AC 120V
60Hz
Connections
Speakers
Front Speakers
R
L
TV
(To be used as the
center speaker)
Center Speaker
C
Surround Speakers
SR
SL
(To the audio input)
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
L
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
L
A
DIGITAL N
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
2
OPT
3
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
DVD 5 1 CH
INPUT
SURROUND
L
SUBWOOFER
R
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
B
S2
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
V DEO
CONTROL
OPT
OUT
CENTER
PREOUT
L
L
DIGITAL
OUT
COAX
PCM/
/DTS
DIGITAL
N
IN
R
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
L
L
R
PLAY
REC
MD/TAPE 1
PLAY
CD
REC
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TV/
SAT
DVD/
LD
DVD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
ATTENTION:
R
SUBWOOFER
PREOUT
R
CAUT ON:
TRUCT ON
MANUAL
SORROUND
PREOUT
AC OUTLET
AC 120V
60Hz
SEE INSTRUCT ON
MANUAL
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
6 LESS THAN
8Ω /SPEAKER
6 MOINS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
VCR 2
IM EDANCE SELECTOR
Powered Sub Woofer
INPUT
Connection methods that differ from the example
shown in this manual may be available. For more
details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with
the sub woofer.
7 Speaker terminals
Use speakers with nominal
impedance of 6 Ω to 8 Ω or 8 Ω to
16 Ω.
• When using speakers with
impedance of at least 6 Ω but less
than 8 Ω, set the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR to the “6~LESS THAN
8 Ω” position.
• When using 8 Ω to 16 Ω, set the
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to “8~16
Ω” position.
Be sure to complete
all other connections
before connecting
this unit to the AC
power source.
Turn counter-clockwise to loosen, and insert the wire. Then turn
clockwise to tighten.
Twist exposed wire
strands together.
m)
0m
3/8
in.(1
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SET UP
• Use speakers with a nominal impedance of 6 Ω to 16 Ω.
• The front speaker B terminal is only used in stereo mode (Not available during DVD 5.1 channel, DSP mode, or Dolby/
DTS mode).
• When you use the speaker on your TV as a center speaker, please connect the CENTER PREOUT jack on this unit to
the audio input jack on your TV. In this case, the center speaker shown below is unnecessary. Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with the TV or monitor you are connecting to for more information.
• You can set the configuration of your speaker system, whether the sizes of the speakers are large or small, and
whether or not you have a sub woofer connected. (Refer to pages 16 to 18)
Connections
Connecting additional amplifiers
To use separate amplifiers to power your speaker, make the connections shown below.
memo
Do not make simultaneous connections to both the CENTER PREOUT jack and the CENTER SPEAKER
terminals. (e.g. Do not connect a separate power amplifier to the CENTER PREOUT jack if you have already
connected a center speaker to the CENTER SPEAKER terminal.)
PIONEER
projection TV
(for center
channel)
Powered
sub woofer
Amplifier
(for center channel)
L-Audio
(MONO)
(or)
Amplifier
(for front channel)
AUDIO
Amplifier
(for rear channel)
AUDIO
AUDIO
N
N
IN
INPUT
L
L
L
R
R
R
»
»
»
FRONT
PREOUT
ANTENNA
L
FRON
»
SPEAKERS
R
L
A
DIGITAL IN
OPT
1 PCM/
/DTS
OPT
2
OPT
3
AM
FM
UNBAL
75Ω
DVD 5 1 C
INPUT
SURROUND
L
SUBW OFER
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
N
OUT
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
VIDEO
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
N
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
N
OUT
B
IN
R
CENTER
L
L
DIG TAL
OUT
COAX
PCM/
/DTS
D GITAL
IN
IN
S2
OUT
TO
MONITOR TV
CONTROL
OPT
R
LOOP
ANTENNA
R
IN
CENTER
OUT
IN
IN
L
L
R
PLAY
REC
MD/TAPE 1
PLAY
CD
REC
TAPE 2 MONITOR
TV/
SAT
DVD/
LD
DVD 5 1 CH
FRONT
VCR 1
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
ATTENT ON:
R
AC OUTLET
AC 120V
60Hz
SEE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
6 LESS THAN
PREOUT
R
CAUTION:
SORROUND
PREOUT
CENTER
SPEAKER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
6 MOINS DE
8Ω /HAUT
PARLEUR
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
8 16Ω / SPEAKER
VCR 2
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
Be sure to complete all other
connections before connecting
this unit to the AC power source.
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Connections
Speaker placement
To achieve the best possible surround sound, install your speakers as shown below. Be sure all speakers are installed
securely to prevent accidents and improve sound quality.
Sub Woofer
Center
SET UP
Front
Left
Front
Right
Surround
Right
Surround
Left
Listening
Position
memo
• Install the left and right front speakers at equal distances from the TV.
• When installing speakers near the TV, we recommend using magnetically shielded speakers to prevent
possible interference such as distortion in the color of the TV screen. If you do not have magnetically
shielded speakers and notice discoloration of the TV screen, place the speakers farther away from the TV.
• Install the center speaker above, below the TV so that the sound of the center channel is localized at the TV
screen.
CAUTION:
When installing the center speaker on top of the TV, be sure to secure it with tape or some other suitable
means.
Otherwise, the speaker may fall from the TV due to external shocks such as earthquakes, and it may lead to
endangering those nearby or damaging the speaker.
• If possible, install the surround speakers slightly above ear level.
• It may be difficult to obtain a cohesive surround effect if the surround speakers are installed farther away
from the listening position than the front and center speakers.
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Preparations
Setting Up for Surround Sound
Be sure to switch the power of this unit on (The STANDBY indicator goes out).
To ensure the best possible surround sound, be sure to complete the following set up operations. This is particularly
(Dolby)/DTS sound mode. You only need to make these settings once (unless you change
important when using the
the placement of your current speaker system or add new speakers, etc.). Refer to the following pages for detailed
descriptions of the settings available for each mode.
1
1
TV
G
TIN
MU
FQ
+
The STANDBY indicator goes out.
3
TV
RECEIVER
2
FU
NC
Press RECEIVER to turn the power on.
Press RECEIVER.
This switches the remote to the surround setup mode.
ENTER
4
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
3
Press ! or ⁄ to select the mode you desire.
For best results, start with “SPEAKER setting mode” and make your
initial adjustments in the order described below.
CHANNEL
MULTI CONTROL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
DSP MOD
1
2
CH SELECT TEST TONE
5
M DNIGHT
6
MODE CHECK
2
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
SPEAKER (Front, Center, Surround) setting mode (page 17)
Use to specify the type of speakers you have connected.
SUB WOOFER ON/OFF setting mode (page 18)
Use to specify the sub woofer as on or off.
Crossover frequency setting mode (page 18)
Use to determine which frequencies will be sent to the sub woofer or
“Large” speakers.
LFE attenuator setting mode (page 18)
Use to specify the peak level for the LFE channel and the crossover
network for rerouted bass frequencies.
Low cut filter ON/OFF setting mode (page 19)
Use to cut the distorted sound from the sub woofer.
FRONT speaker distance setting mode (page 19)
Use to specify the distance from your listening position to your front speaker.
CENTER speaker distance setting mode (page 19)
Use to specify the distance from your listening position to your center speaker.
SURROUND speaker distance setting mode (page 19)
Use to specify the distance from your listening position to your surround speakers.
Dynamic range control setting mode (page 20)
Use to compress the dynamic range of the sound track.
Coaxial digital input setting (page 20)
Use to specify the input to be assigned to the coaxial digital input.
Optical digital input 1 setting (page 20)
Use to specify the input to be assigned to the optical digital input 1.
Optical digital input 2 setting (page 20)
Use to specify the input to be assigned to the optical digital input 2.
Optical digital input 3 setting (page 21)
Use to specify the input to be assigned to the optical digital input 3.
ATT S G SELECT
CN.LEVEL
9
4
3
The current settings are displayed automatically.
DIRECT
TV/VCR
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
memo
• Press ENTER to to exit the setting mode.
• The setting mode is automatically exited
if no operation is performed for 20
seconds.
4
Press % or fi to select the setting you desire.
The setting is entered automatically.
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5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set other surround modes.
Preparations
SPEAKER setting mode
Establishes the size and configuration of the speaker system you have connected.
In the display, “F”, “C”, and “S” refer to front, center, and surround speakers respectively. Speaker size is denoted as
“L” for large speakers, “S” for small speakers, and “∗” (asterisk) if no speaker is connected.
If the cone size of your speaker is larger than 5 in. (12 cm), please set to Large.
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
dB
1
Press % or fi to set the front speaker.
2
2
Front speaker (initial setting is “L (Large)”)
• Select “FL” if your speakers will reproduce bass frequencies effectively or
if you did not connect a sub woofer.
• Select “FS” to send bass frequencies to the sub woofer. (The center and
surround speakers cannot be set to Large if the front speakers are set to
Small. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the sub woofer.)
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
dB
2
Press % or fi to set the center speaker.
Center speaker (initial setting is “L (Large)”)
• Select “CL” if your speaker will reproduce bass frequencies effectively.
• Select “CS” to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or sub woofer.
• Select “C∗” if you did not connect a center speaker. In this case, the
center channel is output from the front speakers.
2
2
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SET UP
memo
SP A
dB
* Press ⁄ to advance to the
next setting, and press ! to
return to previous setting.
3
Press % or fi to set the surround speaker.
Surround speaker (initial setting is “L (Large)”)
• Select “SL” if your speakers will reproduce bass frequencies effectively.
• Select “SS” to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or sub woofer.
• Select “S∗” if you did not connect surround speakers. In this case, the
sound of the surround channels is output from the front and center
speakers.
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Preparations
SUB WOOFER ON/OFF setting mode
Sets whether the SUB WOOFER is used or not.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “ON”.
• Setting the front speaker size to “Small” in the SPEAKER setting mode automatically locks the sub woofer
in the “ON” position.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to select sub woofer ON or OFF.
Crossover frequency setting mode
Setting speakers to “Small” in “SPEAKER setting mode” sends the respective channels’ bass frequencies to the sub
woofer (or “Large” speakers). This function lets you determine which frequencies will be sent to the sub woofer or
“Large” speakers.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “100 Hz”.
• If all speakers (front, center, and surround) are set to “Large” in SPEAKER setting mode, crossover
frequency cannot be set. (∗∗∗ appears in the display.)
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to specify the crossover frequency for your small
speakers (100 Hz, 150 Hz or 200 Hz).
100 Hz
Sends bass frequencies below 100 Hz to the sub woofer (or Large
speakers).
150 Hz
Sends bass frequencies below 150 Hz to the sub woofer (or Large
speakers).
200 Hz
Sends bass frequencies below 200 Hz to the sub woofer (or Large
speakers). We recommend setting 200 Hz when only small speakers
are used.
LFE attenuator setting mode
Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as needed to prevent the
ultra-low bass tones from distorting the sound from the speakers.
memo
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “0 dB”.
• When ∞ is selected (∗∗ appears in the display), LFE is not available.
SP A
dB
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Press % or fi to set the attenuation level (0 dB, 10 dB
or ∗∗ dB (∞)).
Preparations
Low cut filter ON/OFF setting mode
Turn the low cut filter ON when distorted sound is output through the sub woofer.
memo
SP A
Press % or fi to select low cut filter ON or OFF.
dB
FRONT speaker distance setting mode
Sets the distance from the FRONT speaker to the listening position.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is 10 feet.
• One step equals about 1 foot.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to set the distance of the FRONT speaker from
the main listening position (up to 30 steps).
CENTER speaker distance setting mode
Normally as the Center speaker is placed directly in front in the listening room, it is closer to the listening position than
the Front speakers. This means that the sound from the Center speaker will be heard before the Front speakers. To
prevent this, set the Center speaker distance setting to delay the sound from the Center speaker so that the sound from
the Front and Center speakers will be heard at the same time.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is 10 feet.
• When “C∗” is selected in SPEAKER setting mode, the Center distance cannot be set.
• One step equals about 1 foot.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to set the distance of the CENTER speaker from
the main listening position (up to 30 steps).
SURROUND speaker distance setting mode
Use to set the SURROUND speaker distance. Like the CENTER speaker position, the SURROUND speakers may be set
in a location closer or farther than the FRONT speakers. Set the distance of the SURROUND speakers accurately to hear
sounds coming from both FRONT and SURROUND speakers at the same time.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is 10 feet.
• When “S∗” is selected in SPEAKER setting mode, the SURROUND distance cannot be set.
• One step equals about 1 foot.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to set the distance of the SURROUND speaker
from the main listening position (up to 30 steps).
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SET UP
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “OFF”.
• If the SUB WOOFER is set to “OFF” in the SUB WOOFER ON/OFF setting mode, the low cut filter cannot be
set.
• The low cut filter is not effective when DTS signals are input.
Preparations
Dynamic range control setting mode
Dynamic range is the difference between the loudest and softest sounds in any given signal. The dynamic range control
helps you play back sounds so the quieter sounds are audible yet the louder sounds don’t get distored. It does this by
compressing the dynamic range. When watching a movie at low volume, setting this function enables low level sounds
to be heard more easily.
memo
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
•
•
•
•
Initial setting is “OFF”.
When the volume level is increased, set to OFF.
For listening enjoyment at low volumes, set to “MAX” for maximum dynamic range compression.
Dynamic range control is effective only when a Dolby Digital signal is being played back.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to set the dynamic range control (OFF, MAX or
MID).
Coaxial digital input setting
Sets the input component to be assigned to the coaxial digital input jack.
memo
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “DVD”.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to select the coaxial digital input (DVD, TV, CD,
MD, VCR 1 or OFF).
Optical digital input 1 setting
Sets the input component to be assigned to the optical input 1 jack.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “CD”.
SP A
dB
Press % or fi to select the optical digital input 1 (DVD, TV, CD,
MD, VCR 1 or OFF).
Optical digital input 2 setting
Sets the input to be assigned to the optical input 2 terminal.
memo
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• Initial setting is “MD”.
SP A
dB
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Press % or fi to select the optical digital input 2 (DVD, TV, CD,
MD, VCR 1 or OFF).
Preparations
Optical digital input 3 setting
Sets the input component to be assigned to the optical input 3 jack.
memo
SET UP
• Initial setting is “TV”.
• You cannot assign the same component to more than one digital input jack. The jack most
recently selected is established for the component and the jack formerly selected is turned off.
• DVD/LD, TV/SAT, CD, MD/TAPE, VCR 1 digital input connection is possible.
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
Press % or fi to set the optical digital input 3 (DVD, TV, CD,
MD, VCR 1).
dB
Setting the volume level of each channel (Adjusting the speaker volume balance)
memo
• Sound from the SUB WOOFER seems quiet.
• The speaker volume can be adjusted without outputting the test tone by pressing CHANNEL LEVEL or
CHANNEL SELECT .
• Initial setting is 0 dB.
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TN
MU
FQ
+
FU
NC
ENTER
1
Press
2
Press VOL + or – to adjust the volume to an appropriate
level.
3
Press TEST TONE to output the test tone.
.
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
2
CHANNEL
The test tone is output in the following order.
MULTI CONTROL
1
TV/SAT
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
2
CH SELECT TEST TONE
9
ATT SIG SELECT
6
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
FR
SL
SR
D RECT
3,5
memo
• Test tone is only output in Dolby/DTS mode.
MEMU
CLASS
MODE CHECK
CT
4
3
CN.LEVEL
FUNCTION
FL
SW
MIDN GHT
DSP MODE
1
5
4
CD
DVD/LD
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
4
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Adjust speaker levels so that you hear the test tone at
the same volume from each speaker when seated in the
main listening position.
The channel level ranges ± 10 dB.
memo
5
• Levels can be set for each surround mode.
Press TEST TONE to turn off the test tone.
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Preparations
Setting Up the Remote Control
In addition to controlling the receiver, the supplied remote control can operate your other components (DVD, MD, VCR,
TV, LD, CD, etc.). If your component(s) are listed in the “Preset Code List” on page 56, simply recall the corresponding
preset code.
Recalling preset codes
The following steps show you how to recall preset codes for each MULTI CONTROL button. Once the preset code is
assigned, pressing the button will automatically set the remote to operate the respective component.
memo
• Refer to “Preset Code List” on page 56 for the components and manufacturers available.
• Refer to “Remote Controlling Other Components” on pages 44 to 50 and “Background Control of Other
Components” on page 51 for detailed explanations on how to operate your other components.
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
FQ
+
1
FU
NC
Press COMMANDER SET UP and 1 at the same time to
select the preset mode.
The MULTI CONTROL buttons on the remote control start to blink.
ENTER
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
–
FQ
VOL
SP A
dB
VOL
CHANNEL
MULTI CONTROL
2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
2
CH SELECT T ST TONE
5
FUNCT ON
MODE CHECK
4
3
ATT S G SELECT
6
8
7
CN LEVEL
9
To cancel the preset mode
Press COMMANDER SET UP.
EFFECT
0
SP A
dB
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
+10
MEMU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
1
2
Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the component you
want to control.
Each button can be set to control one of the following components
DVD/LD
: DVD/LD player
TV/SAT
: TV or Satellite tuner
CD
: CD player
: MD recorder or Tape recorder
MD/TAPE
VCR 1
: Video deck
VCR 2
: Video deck
TV CONTROL
: TV or Cable TV tuner
The selected button lights steadily and the first manufacturer (and
preset code(s)) appear in the display.
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Preparations
3
Press % or fi repeatedly to display the name of the
component’s manufacturer.
SP
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
S GNAL
ANALOG
dB
dB
dB
SP A
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
dB
dB
A list of all available preset codes is provided on page 56.
4
Point the remote toward the component to be controlled,
enter the 3 digit setup code.
When you enter the setup code, the remote emits a power ON/OFF
signal. If the component turns ON or OFF, you have entered the proper
code.
If the component does not turn ON or OFF and there is more than one
setup code, press ! or ⁄ to select another code in step 3 or try
inputting another code (starting again from step 2).
Some manufacturers use several sets of remote control signals and the
first code may not correspond to your component.
S GNAL
SP A
ANALOG
SIGNAL
dB
S GNAL
SP
ANALOG
SP A
ANALOG
dB
SIGNAL
SP A
ANALOG
dB
dB
Repeat steps 2 through 4 to assign preset codes for as many
components as necessary.
5
Press COMMANDER SET UP to exit the preset mode.
The remote control returns to the previous operation mode.
memo
• When operating a PIONEER’S DVD/LD player, set the
manufacturer code to “000” in the preset mode.
• All codes enrolled in the manufacturer code list can be set
even if a code is not displayed.
• RECEIVER cannot be preset.
Clearing the Remote Control Settings
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
6
9
8
7
CN.LEVEL
0
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
Clears all presets and restores factory installed presets.
4
3
ATT S G SELECT
DIRECT
TV/VCR
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
Press the COMMANDER SET UP and 0 at the same time for
more 3 seconds.
COMMANDER
SET UP
• All the multi-control buttons on the remote control blinks. After
blinking three times, all the settings are canceled.
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
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SET UP
(“VCR” is displayed on VSX-D508)
Names of Parts and Basic Operations
Display
1
2
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
PRO LOGIC
DIGITAL
DIGITAL
AC-3
L
C R
DTS
LS S RS
LFE
!
3
4 5
SFC
ATT
6
5-D THEATER
MIDNIGHT
@
1 SIGNAL SELECT indicators
Light to indicate the type of input signal selected for
the current component (refer to “Front Panel”, @,
SIGNAL SELECT on pages 26, 27).
ANALOG : Lights when the analog audio signals are
selected.
DIGITAL : Lights when the digital audio signals are
selected.
AC-3 : Lights when a source with Dolby Digital signals
is played.
DTS : Lights when a source with DTS audio signals is
played.
2 Digital indicators
dts : Lights when DTS signals are input. (Dolby/DTS
mode is ON)
PRO LOGIC : When the Dolby mode on the receiver
is on, this indicator lights during 2 channel playback
of Dolby Digital sources.
DIGITAL : When the Dolby mode on the receiver is
on, this indicator lights to indicate playback of a Dolby
Digital signal. However,
PRO LOGIC lights during 2
channel playback of Dolby Digital.
3 SFC (DSP) mode indicator
Lights when the DSP mode or ADVANCED THEATER
mode (except for 5-D THEATER) is selected.
(Refer to “Surround modes” on page 28)
4 ATT indicator
Lights when ATT (refer to “Remote Control”, 7,
Number buttons on page 25) is used to reduce the
level of the input signal (available in ANALOG mode
only).
5 Overload indicator
When “ANALOG” is selected in SIGNAL SELECT, this
indicator lights to show that an excessively strong
signal is being processed. When this occurs, press
ATT on the remote control to attenuate the signal.
Also, when “DIGITAL” is selected in SIGNAL
SELECTOR, this indicator lights to show that a source
containing an excessive amount of information is
being processed.
When this occurs, refer to pages 31 and 32.
6 5-D THEATER indicator
Lights when 5-D THEATER is selected.
7 MIDNIGHT indicator
Lights when the MIDNIGHT mode is on.
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7 8 9
DNR
0
-
=
~
H.P
DIRECT
MONO
LOUDNESS STEREO TUNED
SP AB
dB
#
$
8 DNR indicator
Lights when the DIGITAL NR is on.
9 LOUDNESS indicator
Lights when loudness is on (refer to “Front Panel”, 8,
LOUDNESS on pages 26, 27).
0 DIRECT indicator
Lights when direct playback is on (refer to “Front
Panel”, =, DIRECT on pages 26, 27).
- Tuner indicators
STEREO : Lights when an FM stereo broadcast is
received in the auto stereo mode.
TUNED : Lights when a broadcast is received.
MONO : Lights when the tuner is set to receive FM
broadcasts in monaural.
= H.P indicator
Lights when headphones are plugged in.
~ Speaker indicators
Light to indicate the current speaker system (refer to
“Front Panel”, 7, SPEAKERS (A/B) on pages 26, 27).
SP 3 A : Lights when speaker system A is selected.
SP 3 B : Lights when speaker system B is selected.
! Program format indicators
The following indicators light to show the channels
being played back.
L : Left front*1*2, C : Center*1, R : Right front*1*2,
LS : Left surround*1,S : Surround (mono)*2,
RS : Right surround*1
*1: Indicates 5.1ch Dolby Digital/DTS playback.
*2: Indicates Dolby surround playback.
@ LFE indicator
LFE (Low Frequency Effects) indicator lights to
indicate that the program source contains an LFE
channel. The indicator to the left of LFE lights during
actual playback of the LFE signals (LFE signals are not
present in all parts of the sound track).
# Character display
$ Volume level display
Displays the volume level. Volume level is maintained
even when the power is off. ---dB indicates the
minimum level, and 0dB indicates the maximum
level.
• Depending on the level settings for individual
channels, the MAX level can range between –10dB
and 0dB.
Names of Parts and Basic Operations
Remote Control
These pages describe the buttons on the remote control
used to operate the receiver.
0
TV
RECEIVER
1
2
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
3
-
ENTER
–
FQ
4
5
VOL
VOL
CHANNEL
MULTI CONTROL
6
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VE
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
7
5
ATT S G SELECT
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
4
3
6
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
8
9
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
=
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
DIRECT
TV/VCR
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
~
!
Î
AUD O/VIDEO P E PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
@
7 Number buttons
These buttons can perform a variety of different
functions depending on the remote operation mode.
• [RECEIVER operations (press RECEIVER first)]
: Press repeatedly to select the standard Dolby/
DTS mode and the ADVANCED THEATER modes.
(Refer to page 30, 32)
DSP MODE : Press repeatedly to select a DSP sound
mode (refer to page 31).
MIDNIGHT : Press to hear surround sound effectively
at low volumes (refer to page 35).
CH.SELECT : Use to select a speaker when adjusting
speaker levels.
TEST TONE : Press to switch the test tone on or off
when listening to a surround mode (refer to page 21).
ATT : Press to attenuate (lower) the level of the input
signals and prevent distortion (refer to “Display”, 5,
Overload indicator on page 24).
SIG.SELECT : When the same component uses both
analog and digital connections, use to select input
signals as digital or analog.
CH.LEVEL (–/+) : Use to adjust individual speaker levels.
EFFECT (+/–) : Use to adjust the DSP mode effect level.
• [TUNER operations (press TUNER first)]
Number buttons (0~9) : During preset tuning, use to
input the number of the preset station. Use to input
the station frequency during direct tuning.
CLASS (+10) : Press repeatedly to switch the preset
station classes during preset tuning.
MENU : Press to activate direct tuning.
Press to switch the receiver on or to put in standby.
2 MUTING button
Press to mute the volume. “MUTING” appears in the
display. Press again to cancel.
3 %˜fi˜@˜#˜ENTER buttons
Specific use of these buttons is described in
conjunction with the operations they are used in.
ENTER : Press to switch the band (FM/AM) when
using the tuner.
4 VOL (+/–) buttons
Press to adjust the volume. When VOL (+/–) buttons
are pressed while muting, muting is canceled.
5 CHANNEL (+/–) button
Use to select preset stations when operating the
tuner. When the remote is used to control other
components, this button may be used to change
channels, tracks, or chapters.
6 MULTI CONTROL buttons
Use these buttons to select the remote operation
mode.
For example, pressing TUNER sets the remote to
operate the tuner functions.
Press repeatedly to select a source.
9 MODE CHECK button
Press to confirm the current remote operation mode
and to switch operation modes without changing the
source (refer to page 51).
0 Power button
Press to turn on or put in standby all connected
components other than this unit.
- TV/TV FUNC button
Press TV to turn the TV’s power on or put in standby.
Press TV FUNC to select the TV for remote control
operation.
= RECEIVER button
Press to select the receiver for remote control
operation.
~ FL DIMMER button
Press to adjust the brightness of the fluorescent
display. Four levels of brightness ranging from very
dim to very bright can be selected.
! COMMANDER SET UP button
Use to customize the remote control functions.
(Refer to “Setting Up the Remote Control” starting on
page 22.)
@ DIRECT button
Use to playback original source audio. When DIRECT
is ON, Dolby, DSP, LOUDNESS, DIGITAL NR and
MIDNIGHT mode are automatically turned OFF.
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OPERATION
8 FUNCTION button
1 RECEIVER button
Names of Parts and Basic Operations
Front Panel
1
AUDIO
8
3 4 56 7
2
9
-
0
= ~! @ #$ % ^ &
IDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
MASTER
VOLUME
STANDBY
CL
SS
MPX
M DE
MEMORY
/ DTS
STANDBY/ON
STATION
TUNING
SELECT
SIGNAL
SELEC
D P
MODE
Cinema
Re - EQ
MIDNIGHT
DIGITAL
NR
FREQUENCY
DOWN
BASS
SPEAKERS
LOUDNESS
UP
TREBLE
–
+
–
+
DIRECT
V DEO INPUT
APE 2
MONITOR
S-VIDEO
PHONES
V DEO
L
AUDIO R
TM
VCR 1
VCR 2
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
FM/AM
MD/TAPE 1
VIDEO
DVD 5 CH
*
1
_
)
(
9 BASS (+/–) button
STANDBY/ON button
Press to adjust low frequencies in the range of ±6.
Press to switch the receiver on or put in standby.
0 Display (Refer to page 24)
2 STANDBY indicator
Lights when the receiver is in standby mode. (Please
note that this receiver consumes a small amount of
power (2.5 W) during the standby mode.)
- TREBLE (+/–) button
Used to adjust high frequencies in the range of ±6.
= DIRECT button
3 CLASS button
Press repeatedly to switch the preset station classes.
(Refer to “Memorizing Frequency Tuned Stations” on
page 38 and “Recalling the Memorizing Stations” on
page 39)
Switches direct playback on or off. Use to bypass the
receiver’s tone control circuitry or level control for
higher fidelity to the program source. When DIRECT
is ON, Dolby, DSP, LOUDNESS, DIGITAL NR and
MIDNIGHT mode are automatically turned OFF.
4 MEMORY button
Press to memorize a preset station.
(Refer to “Memorizing Frequency Tuned Stations” on
page 38)
5 MPX MODE button
Press to switch between auto stereo and monaural
(“MONO”) reception of FM broadcasts. When the
broadcast signal is weak, selecting “MONO” will
improve the sound quality.
Press to switch between STATION and FREQUENCY.
7 SPEAKERS button
Press repeatedly to switch between A and B speaker
systems as follows.
3B
3 A+B
3 OFF
8 LOUDNESS button
Switches the loudness on or off. Use to raise the level
of the bass and treble so they can be more easily
heard when listening at low volumes.
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~ Remote sensor
Point the remote control toward the remote sensor to
operate the receiver.
!
/DTS button
Press repeatedly to select the standard Dolby/DTS
mode and the ADVANCED THEATER modes. (Refer to
page 30, 32)
@ SIGNAL SELECT button
6 TUNING SELECT button
3A
+
Use to select input signals for the digital components.
First press DVD/LD, TV/SAT, MD/TAPE 1, CD or VCR 1
((, Function buttons) to select the component, then
press SIGNAL SELECT repeatedly to select one of the
following:
ANALOG : Selects the analog (R and L) audio signals.
DIGITAL : Selects the digital audio signals. This
receiver automatically detects and displays the
format of the signal being input. AC-3 lights when
Dolby Digital signals are input, and DTS lights when
DTS signals are input. (AC-3 and DTS decoding is
switched automatically.)
Names of Parts and Basic Operations
• SIGNAL SELECT is fixed in the “ANALOG” position
for components not assigned to one of the four
digital input jacks.
• Because the audio from a karaoke microphone and
LD recorded with analog audio only is not output
from the digital output, set SIGNAL SELECT to
“ANALOG”.
• This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM
(32kHz, 44kHz, and 48kHz), and DTS digital signal
formats. With digital signal formats other than
these, set SIGNAL SELECT to “ANALOG”.
# DSP MODE button
Press repeatedly to select a DSP sound mode (HALL 1,
HALL 2, JAZZ, DANCE, THEATER 1, or THEATER 2).
Use these modes to produce surround sound from
standard (two channel) stereo sources.
$ MIDNIGHT button
Press to hear effective surround sound at low volume
levels. The effect is automatically adjusted according
to the volume level.
% Cinema Re-EQ button
Switches Cinema Re-EQ on or off. Use to high
frequency characteristics are reduced at the front
channels (Front Left, Center, Front Right). (refer to
page 33.)
^ DIGITAL NR button
OPERATION
Switches DIGITAL NR on or off. Use to reduce noise
in digital audio sources (refer to page 34.)
& MASTER VOLUME
After turning on the desired component, rotate to
adjust the volume.
* PHONES jack
Connect headphones for private listening (the
speakers turn off automatically).
( STATION/FREQUENCY (+/–) button
STATION: Press to select the preset channel.
FREQUENCY: Press to select the frequency.
) Function buttons
Selects the function. Each press switches the DVD/LD
input between DVD/LD and DVD 5.1 channel.
_ TAPE 2 MONITOR button
Switches the TAPE 2 monitor on or off (refer to page 42).
+ VIDEO INPUT jacks
Connect a video camera, video game system, etc. to
the VIDEO INPUT jacks (refer to page 10).
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Sound Modes
This receiver incorporates two surround modes for enjoyment of a variety of program sources.
Surround modes
(Dolby) mode
Use this mode when playing Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic software. Decoding switches automatically according to
the input signal, so all you have to do is enjoy!
You can identify Dolby Digital software by the D I G DOLBY
or
marks. Most Dolby Pro Logic software is marked
ITAL
DOLBY SURROUND , but unmarked software may also incorporate Dolby Pro Logic.
For more information about Dolby formats, refer to page 52.
AC 3 D
I
G
I
T
A
L
ADVANCED THEATER modes
MUSICAL
Simulates the acoustic environment of a large concert hall and is suitable for music or musical sources marked
DOLBY
(
) or
.
DIGITAL
AC 3 D
I
G
I
T
A
L
DRAMA
Simulates the relaxed environment of a classic medium size movie theater, and is suitable for watching dramas on
sources marked D I G DOLBY
(
) or
.
ITAL
AC 3 D
I
G
I
T
A
L
ACTION
Simulates the acoustic environment of a modern large movie theater. You can enjoy the power and dynamics of
motion picture audio which is suitable for action movies on sources marked D I G DOLBY
(
) or
.
ITAL
AC 3 D
I
G
I
T
A
L
5-D THEATER
Simulates the clear and dynamic five channel sound of Dolby Digital audio on Dolby Pro Logic software marked
DOLBY SURROUND . Also, when used with DTS or Dolby Digital sources, you can experience a sense of travelling with the
soundtrack.
DSP modes
The DSP (Digital Signal Processing) modes allow you to transform your living room into a variety of different sonic
environments when playing standard (two-channel) stereo sources, Dolby Pro Logic sources, and Dolby Digital sources.
HALL 1
Simulates the acoustic environment of a large concert hall of wooden construction. Complex delay of reflected
sounds coupled with reverberation effects create a dynamic and beautiful sound characteristic of an orchestra
performing in a concert hall, making it suitable for classical music
HALL 2
Simulates the acoustic environment of a concert hall with stone walls. The rich reverberations and natural fullness
of the sound create the auditory impression of being in a concert hall, making it suitable for classical music.
JAZZ
Simulates the acoustic environment of a jazz club. Less delay on the reflected sounds emphasizes the sensation of
hearing a live band.
DANCE
Simulates the acoustic environment and strong bass sound of a nightclub with a square dance floor. A short delay
on the reflected sounds emulates the raw power of the dance music.
THEATER 1
Adjusts the delay of the reflected sound to simulate the acoustic environment of a medium sized movie theater.
THEATER 2
Simulates the acoustic environment of a theater while maintaining proper localization of each channel.
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Sound Modes
Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL Signal Input
The input of the component set in the digital input setting (Refer to page 20, 21) can be switched to an analog or digital
input signal by pressing the SIGNAL SELECT button.
1
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
Press SIG. SELECT on the remote control or SIGNAL
SELECT on the front panel to select the input signal
corresponding to the source component.
Each press switches between ANALOG and DIGITAL signal selection.
ENTER
–
FQ
VOL
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
VOL
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
S GNAL
SELECT
SP A
CHANNEL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
1
2
CH SELECT TEST TONE
5
ATT SIG SELECT
6
9
8
7
DIGITAL
SIG.SELECT
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
MODE CHECK
DIGITAL
4
3
CN LEVEL
FUNCT ON
SIGNAL
SELECT
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
DIRECT
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
2
While SIGNAL SELECT is set to DIGITAL, AC-3 lights when a Dolby
Digital signal is input, and DTS lights when a DTS signal is input
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
DIGITAL
AC-3
SIGNAL
SELECT
DIGITAL
SIGNAL SELECT
SIGNAL
SELECT
SP A
When a Dolby Digital signal is input.
DIGITAL
AC-3
SIGNAL
DIGITAL
SP A
When a DTS signal is input.
DTS
DTS
memo
• SIGNAL SELECT is fixed in the “ANALOG” position for components not
assigned to one of the four digital input jacks.
• Because the audio from a karaoke microphone and LD recorded with
analog audio only is not output from the digital output, set SIGNAL
SELECT to “ANALOG”.
• This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32kHz, 44kHz, and
48kHz), DTS digital signal formats. With digital signal formats other than
these, set SIGNAL SELECT to “ANALOG”.
• When an LD or CD player compatible with DTS is played back with
SIGNAL SELECT set in “ANALOG”, digital noise is output caused by
playing back the DTS directly (no decoding). To prevent noise, you need to
make digital connections (Refer to pages 20, 21) and set SIGNAL SELECT
to “DIGITAL”.
• Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the
instruction manual supplied with your DVD player.
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OPERATION
SIGNAL
SELECT
Sound Modes
Playing Sources with Dolby Digital or DTS Sound
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
1
FU
NC
FQ
+
Follow steps 1 to 3 of the playback procedure. (Refer to
“Playback” on page 40.)
ENTER
–
FQ
5
VOL
CHANNEL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
3
2
1
Turn on the power of the playback component.
2
Press RECEIVER to turn on the receiver.
3 Press FUNCTION to select the source component you want to play.
VOL
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
4
3
6
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
Press SIG.SELECT on the remote control or SIGNAL
SELECT on the front panel to select DIGITAL.
(Refer to “Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL signal input” on the previous
page.)
ATT S G SELECT
CN.LEVEL
9
2
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
DIRECT
TV/VCR
3
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Press
to switch the Dolby/DTS mode on.
Each press changes the Dolby/DTS mode.
Î
(Refer to “Switching the Dolby/DTS mode” on page 32.)
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
4
Start playback of the component you selected in step 1.
5
Press VOL (+/–) to adjust the volume level.
3
memo
• When an LD or CD player compatible with DTS is played back with
SIGNAL SELECT set in “ANALOG”, digital noise is output caused by
playing back the DTS directly (no decoding). To prevent noise, you need to
make digital connections (Refer to pages 20, 21) and set SIGNAL SELECT
to “DIGITAL”.
2
5
memo
When playing LD recorded in Dolby Digital
When connecting a DVD/LD player or LD player using the AC-3 RF output, a commercially available RF demodulator
(RFD-1) is required. The RF demodulator changes the RF signal to a digital signal which is then processed by the
receiver at the digital input jacks. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the RFD-1.
Refer to pages 52, 53 for explanations of Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, and DTS.
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Sound Modes
Selecting a Sound Mode
To ensure the best possible surround sound, be sure to complete the set up procedures described in “Setting Up for
Surround Sound” (starting on page 16) before using the sound modes. This is particularly important when using the
(Dolby)/DTS sound mode. When using the sound modes, SPEAKERS A are used. If SPEAKERS B are selected and a
sound mode is turned on, selection automatically switches to SPEAKERS A only.
Surrround operation
1
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
Press RECEIVER.
This sets the remote to select the sound mode.
(You can skip this step when using the controls on the receiver.)
ENTER
2
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
• For
CHANNEL
2
TV/SAT
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
ATT
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
DIRECT
MEMU
TV VCR
FL D MMER
EFFECT +/–
COMMANDER
SET UP
memo
• The amount of effect of each DSP mode can be adjusted in the range of 10
to 90 (the default setting value is 70) by pressing EFFECT +/–.
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
2
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OPERATION
MODE CHECK
SFC OFF+ THEATER 2 + THEATER 1 +
ATT S G SELECT
6
CL SS
FUNCTION
=HALL 1 = HALL 2 = JAZZ = DANCE
4
3
CN.LEVEL
9
1
MIDNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
(Dolby)/DTS mode \ Press
• For DSP modes \ Press DSP MODE repeatedly
Each press changes the DSP mode as follows:
CD
DVD/LD
Select the sound mode.
Sound Modes
Switching the Dolby/DTS mode (ADVANCED THEATER mode)
Switch the Dolby/DTS mode by pressing the
button. When Dolby/DTS mode is ON, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital,
and DTS signal processing is performed automatically corresponding to the input signal.
RECEIVER
G
TIN
MU
TV
Switch the Dolby/DTS mode on and off by pressing
/DTS on the front panel.
the remote control or
TV
Each press changes the display as follows.
FU
NC
FQ
3
ENTER
STANDARD
3
3
MUSICAL
on
DRAMA
–
FQ
3
OFF
VOL
5-D THEATER
3
VOL
ACTION
CHANNEL
Refer to page 28 for more details about each surround effect.
MULTI CONTROL
CD
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
DSP MODE
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
4
3
ATT SIG SELECT
6
• The effects of Dolby/DTS mode can be adjusted in the range of 10 to 90
by pressing EFFECT +/–. (The default setting is 70) . Also, the effect level
can be set in each Dolby/DTS mode by pressing the EFFECT(+/–) button.
STANDARD and 5-D THEATER modes cannot be changed.
• If the ADVANCED THEATER mode (MUSICAL, DRAMA, ACTION) is ON
when the digital input is selected, the overload indicator may flicker. If
this bothers you, set the ADVANCED THEATER mode to STANDARD.
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
memo
M DN GHT
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
/DTS
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Sound Modes
DVD 5.1ch input playback
Connect a component with 5.1 channel output to enjoy the surround sound created by 5.1 channel playback.
Press DVD/LD on the unit.
DVD/LD
Each press switches the input: DVD/LD j DVD/LD 5.1ch
SP A
S GNAL
SELECT
D GITAL
AC-3
j
DIG TAL
L
LS
C
R
RS
dB
dB
LEF
memo
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
• When DVD 5.1ch input is selected, Dolby mode, DSP mode,
SIGNAL SELECT, input ATT, DIRECT, TONE, MIDNIGHT mode,
DIGITAL NR and speakers B cannot be operated.
• When DVD 5.1ch input is selected, only the volume level and
channel levels can be set.
Using Cinema Re-EQ
1
Select an input source.
Like the other surround effects, Cinema Re-EQ is not set universally,
but for each input source separately.
Cinema Re-EQ
2
Press Cinema Re-EQ to switch the effect on/off.
DIGITAL
j
D GITAL
L
LS
C
LEF
R
RS
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
SP A
S GNAL
SELECT
dB
DIG TAL
D GITAL
L
LS
C
R
RS
LEF
dB
Since the Cinema Re-EQ effect is designed to work with Dolby
surround software, ADVANCED THEATER (STANDARD) mode is
switched on automatically when Cinema Re-EQ is switched on.
Likewise, if any other ADVANCED THEATER mode except STANDARD
is switched off while Cinema Re-EQ is on, Cinema Re-EQ will also be
switched off.
DSP effects cannot be used together with Cinema Re-EQ. Switching on
Cinema Re-EQ will automatically switch off any DSP effect currently set.
3
Playback the source material.
Cinema Re-EQ can safely be switched during playback.
* THX and Cinema Re-EQ are trademarks of Lucasfilm, Ltd.
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OPERATION
THX Cinema Re-EQ* is a process developed by Lucasfilm, Ltd. to make Dolby Surround soundtracks originally intended
for playback at movie theaters sound more natural when played through a typical home theater set up. Due to
differences in room acoustics and the kind of speakers typically used in movie theaters compared to those found in the
home, some movie soundtracks can sound overly 'bright' when played on home systems. Cinema Re-EQ compensates
for these differences for a more accurate presentation.
Sound Modes
Reducing noise during playback (DIGITAL NR function)
When DIGITAL NR is on, extraneous noise during playback can be reduced.
DIGITAL NR
Press DIGITAL NR on the front panel.
Each press switches DIGITAL NR on or off.
SIGNAL
SELECT
SP A
DNR
D GITAL
dB
memo
• In cases described below, DIGITAL NR cannot be used.
1 Dolby/DTS mode is ON.
2 DSP mode is ON.
3 DVD 5.1ch input is selected.
4 Dolby Digital or DTS signals are being input.
* When DIGITAL NR is on and Dolby Digital or DTS signals are input,
DIGITAL NR is automatically switched off.
• In cases described below, noises may not be reduced even if DIGITAL NR
is on.
· Sudden noise
· Extremely loud noise
· Signals that do not contain many high frequencies
• For each source, DIGITAL NR is effective at and above levels shown below.
· Cassette tape ............................ 20 dB
· Video tape ................................ 15 dB
· AM tuner ........................ 10 to 15 dB
· FM tuner ......................... 15 to 16 dB
* Depending on the condition of the source, there may not be a noticeable
improvement in the quality of the sound.
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Sound Modes
Listening in MIDNIGHT Listening Mode
When the volume is low, surround effects tend to become less than satisfactory. Turn the MIDNIGHT listening mode on
to enjoy the effects of quality surround sound even at low volumes. This mode allows you to hear effective surround
sound of movies at low volume levels.
Press MIDNIGHT.
Each press switches MIDNIGHT listening mode on or off.
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
TV
RECEIVER
DIGITAL
AC 3
MIDNIGHT
DIGITAL
L
LS
C
LEF
TV
G
TIN
MU
R
RS
dB
FU
NC
FQ
+
memo
ENTER
–
FQ
VOL
The effect automatically adjusts according to the volume level.
VOL
CHANNEL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
MIDN GHT
SP MODE
1
2
H SELECT TEST TONE
5
6
8
7
+10
MODE CHECK
DIRECT
OPERATION
EFFECT
0
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MIDNIGHT
ATT SIG SELECT
CN.LEVEL
9
4
3
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
MIDNIGHT
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Tuner Operations
Automatic and Manual Tuning
The following steps show you how to tune in FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual
(step) tuning functions. If you already know the exact frequency of the station you want, see “Direct Tuning” on the
following page.
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
3
1
2
ENTER
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
CHANNEL
Press FUNCTION repeatedly on the remote or FM/AM on
the front panel to select the tuner. Press TUNER to set
the remote to the tuner operation mode.
The station you were previously tuned to is received automatically.
4
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
dB
CD
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
4
3
EFFECT
0
+10
MODE CHECK
DIRECT
Press ENTER on the remote or FM/AM on the front panel
to select the band (FM or AM).
Each press switches the band: FM j AM
8
7
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
2
ATT S G SELECT
6
CN.LEVEL
9
1
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
TV/VCR
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
FL DIMMER
SP A
j
COMMANDER
SET UP
dB
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
3
3
Tune in the station.
For Automatic Tuning
Press and hold FQ +/– (%˜fi) for about one second, then release.
The tuner starts searching the selected band and stops automatically at
the first station it locates. Repeat to locate other stations.
For Manual Tuning
• To change frequencies one step at a time, press FQ +/– (%˜fi)
repeatedly.
• To change frequencies quickly, hold down FQ +/– (%˜fi) and release
when you reach the frequency you want.
MPX MODE
When using the front panel
Press FREQUENCY (+/–) until the frequency you want appears in the
display.
2
4
4
Adjust the volume.
MPX Mode
If the TUNED or STEREO indicators do not light when tuning an FM station,
because the station is too far away or the broadcast signal is weak, press
MPX MODE on the front panel to switch to monaural (MONO) reception.
This should improve reception enough for you to enjoy the broadcast.
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Tuner Operations
Direct Tuning
The following steps show you how to tune directly to a specific frequency using the remote control.
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TN
MU
1
FU
NC
FQ
+
ENTER
The station you were previously tuned to is received automatically.
2
–
FQ
VOL
2
VOL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
2
H SELECT TEST TONE
5
9
4
3
ATT SIG SELECT
6
8
7
CN.LEVEL
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
3
D RECT
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
Press MENU to activate the direct tuning mode.
The cursor blinks in the display on the front panel.
M DNIGHT
DSP M DE
1
Press ENTER to select the band (FM or AM).
Each press switches the band: FM j AM
CHANNEL
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly on the remote or FM/AM on
the front panel to select the tuner. Press TUNER to set
the remote to the tuner operation mode.
4
3
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
4
OPERATION
Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the
station you want.
Example:
To tune station 106.00 (FM), press: 1 = ` = 6 = ` = `
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
To cancel before inputting the frequency
Press MENU, and enter the frequency again.
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Tuner Operations
Memorizing Frequently Tuned Stations
The following steps show you how to memorize up to 30 radio stations in 3 classes (each holding 10 channels). When
memorizing FM frequencies, the receiver also memorizes the MPX mode (STEREO or MONO).
Using the front panel
3 2
1
Tune in the station you want to have memorized.
See “Automatic and Manual Tuning” or “Direct Tuning” on pages 36, 37.
2
Press MEMORY to activate the memory function.
“A--” blinks in the display.
SP A
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
4
dB
3
Press CLASS repeatedly to select a class.
Each press switches the display:
= CLASS A = CLASS B = CLASS C
4
Press STATION (+/–) to select a channel (1~10) within the
respective class.
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
The station is memorized automatically after 5 seconds.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 to memorize up to 30 stations.
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Tuner Operations
Recalling the Memorized Stations
Using the remote control
1
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
Press FUNCTION repeatedly on the remote or FM/AM on
the front panel to select the tuner. Press TUNER to set
the remote to the tuner operation mode.
The station you were previously tuned to is received automatically.
ENTER
S GNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
–
FQ
VOL
dB
VOL
CHANNEL
1
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
1
2
5
FUNCT ON
MODE CHECK
8
7
CN LEVEL
9
4
3
ATT S G SELECT
6
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
3
2 3
Use the number buttons to select the channel you want.
To select channel 7, press 7.
To select channel 10, press `.
For example : If 99.50 MHz (FM) was memorized in class B at channel 7.
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
To skip through each channel in order
Press CHANNEL +/– repeatedly.
Using the front panel
2
3
1 Press FM/AM.
2 Press CLASS repeatedly to select a class.
3 Press STATION +/– to select the channel you want.
1
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OPERATION
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Press CLASS repeatedly to select a class.
Each press switches the display:
= CLASS A = CLASS B = CLASS C
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
CH SELECT T ST TONE
2
Other Operations
Playback
TV
RECEIVER
2
TV
G
TIN
MU
1
Turn on the power of the playback component.
2
Press RECEIVER to turn on the receiver. STANDBY
FU
NC
FQ
+
ENTER
Be sure that the standby indicator turns off on
the front panel.
–
FQ
VOL
6
VOL
indicator
CHANNEL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
2
CH SELECT TEST TONE
5
3
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
4
3
The source you want to playback is displayed in the following order:
ATT SIG SELECT
6
4
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
EFFECT
0
Press FUNCTION to select the source you want to
playback.
M DN GHT
DSP MODE
1
3
+10
MEMU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
TUNER
CD
MD/TAPE 1
TV/SAT
VIDEO
DVD/LD
VCR 1
VCR 2
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
4
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Press SIG. SELECT on the remote control or SIGNAL
SELECT on the front panel to select the input signal
corresponding to the source component.
(Refer to “Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL signal input” on page 29.)
4
6
5
Start playback of the component you selected in step 1.
6
Press VOL (+/–) to adjust the volume level in the range of
--- dB (MIN) to 0 dB (MAX).
memo
2
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3
• Depending on the channel level setting, the MAX volume level
may differ 0 to -10 dB from the level displayed.
• When this receiver is not going to be used for a long time, it is
recommended that you turn off the main power.
Other Operations
Adjusting bass and treble (tone control)
Use BASS (+/–) or TREBLE (+/–) to adjust the low and high frequencies.
Press BASS (+/–) to adjust the low frequencies.
TREBLE +/–
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
Press TREBLE (+/–) to adjust the high frequencies.
BASS +/–
SIGNAL
SELECT
ANALOG
SP A
dB
memo
• The tone control can be adjusted in a range of ±6.
• Pressing + and – simultaneously restores the setting to 0.
• In cases described below, the tone control cannot be adjusted.
1 Dolby/DTS mode is ON.
2 DSP mode is ON.
3 DVD 5.1ch input is selected.
OPERATION
Adjusting the brightness of the display
Use FL DIMMER to adjust the brightness of the fluorescent display.
TV
RECEIVER
Press FL DIMMER.
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
Four levels of brightness ranging from very dim to very bright can be
selected. Each press changes the brightness of the display. When rotating
through the options, the default brightness can also be selected.
ENTER
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
memo
CHANNEL
TV/SAT
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
2
CH SELECT TEST TONE
5
4
3
ATT SIG SELECT
6
8
7
CN LEVEL
9
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
/DTS button
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
In standby, pressing STANDBY/ON while holding down the
returns the display to the default brightness.
CD
DVD/LD
D RECT
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
FL DIMMER
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
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Other Operations
Recording from Audio Components
The following operations show you how to record audio to the cassette, DAT, or MD deck connected to the MD/TAPE 1
or TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks.
memo
The receiver’s volume, balance, tone (BASS, TREBLE, and LOUDNESS), and surround effects have no effect
on the recorded signal.
1
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
Press SIG. SELECT on the remote or SIGNAL SELECT on the front
panel to select “ANALOG” when making analog recordings, or
“DIGITAL” when making digital recordings. (Refer to “Switching
ANALOG/DIGITAL signal input” on page 29.)
FU
NC
FQ
+
Select the component you want to record.
ENTER
–
FQ
VOL
2
VOL
(Tune in the radio station or load the CD, etc.)
CHANNEL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
ATT S G SELECT
6
8
7
+10
MEMU
CLASS
1
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
SIG. SELECT
EFFECT
0
Insert a blank tape into the cassette deck (MD/TAPE 1 or
TAPE 2 MONITOR) and adjust the recording level (if necessary).
4
Start recording on the cassette deck, then start playback
from the source component.
4
3
CN.LEVEL
9
3
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
Prepare the program source.
DIRECT
TV/VCR
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Record monitor (TAPE 2 MONITOR)
Î
AUD O/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
If you connect a cassette deck (etc.) with a record monitor function to the
TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks, you can listen to the sound of the recording as it is
being recorded.
SIGNAL SELECT
Press TAPE 2 MONITOR to switch between the sound of the
recording (TAPE 2 indicator on) and the sound of the source
component (TAPE 2 indicator off).
memo
1
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TAPE 2
MONITOR
• This receiver outputs the input signal directly to the recording
device. As there is no conversion of the audio signal,
recordings cannot be made from analog to digital, and similarly
from digital to analog.
• Recordings cannot be made from TAPE 2 MONITOR to
MD/TAPE 1.
Other Operations
Recording from Video Components
The following operations show you how to record audio and video to the video tape recorder connected to the VCR 1 or
VCR 2 jacks.
memo
The receiver’s volume, balance, tone (BASS, TREBLE, and LOUDNESS), and surround effects have no effect
on the recorded signal.
1
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
Be sure to press SIG. SELECT on the remote or SIGNAL SELECT on the
front panel to choose “ANALOG”. (Refer to “Switching ANALOG/
DIGITAL signal input” on page 29.)
FU
NC
FQ
+
Select the component you want to record.
ENTER
2
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
Prepare the program source.
(Load the DVD or LD, etc.)
CHANNEL
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
M DN GHT
DSP MODE
1
2
H SELECT TEST TONE
ATT SIG SELECT
6
5
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
4
3
+10
4
Start recording on the video tape recorder, then start
playback from the source component.
MEMU
CLASS
1
Insert a blank tape into the video tape recorder (VCR 1).
EFFECT
0
FUNCTION
SIG. SELECT
3
DIRECT
MODE CHECK
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
memo
• Recording cannot be made from analog to digital, and similarly
from digital to analog.
• When recording a DVD, the recorded image may flicker or be
difficult to view because of the copy protection signal
programmed on the DVD.
SIGNAL SELECT
1
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OPERATION
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Other Operations
Remote Controlling Other Components
DVD or LD player operations
memo
Before performing these operations, press the DVD/LD (MULTI CONTROL) button to switch the remote to the
DVD/LD operation mode.
TV
RECEIVER
5 Number buttons
1
2
Use to select chapters (tracks).
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
3
–
FQ
4
VOL
7
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
2
H SELECT TEST TONE
5
6
8
7
EF ECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
D RECT
4 : Press to return to the beginning of the current
chapter (track). Press repeatedly to return to the
beginning of previous chapters (tracks).
¢ : Press to advance to the beginning of the next
chapter (track). Press repeatedly to advance to the
beginning of following chapters (tracks).
8 MENU
ATT SIG SELECT
CN LEVEL
9
4
3
1 : Hold down for fast reverse playback.
¡ : Hold down for fast forward playback.
7 4˜¢
VOL
CHANNEL
5
6 1˜¡
6
ENTER
8
LD : Switches between sides A and B of the disc.
DVD : Switches the menu screen on and off.
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
9
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
9 +10
Use when selecting chapter (track) numbers higher
than 10.
To select chapter (track) 34, press :
+10 = +10 = +10 = 4
To select chapter (track) 20, press :
+10 = +10 = 0
memo
1
Press to switch the DVD or LD player on or off.
28
Press to pause playback. (With certain models, this
button may freeze the frame.)
33
Press DVD/LD (MULTI CONTROL) two times in
succession to make the buttons blink. While the buttons
are blinking, you can operate the player by pressing the
following buttons.
2 %, 3 ENTER, 6 @ # , 8 MENU key
9 title key
Press to start playback.
47
Press to stop playback. (With certain models,
pressing this button when the unit is stopped may
open the disc tray.)
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Pressing the DVD/LD button again or not pressing any
buttons for 30 seconds returns the remote control to its
former condition.
*With some Pioneer DVD and DVD/LD players, cursor
operation can be performed without pressing DVD/LD.
Other Operations
TV operations
memo
Before performing these operations, press TV CONTROL or TV/SAT (MULTI CONTROL) to switch the remote
to the TV operation mode.
1
TV
RECEIVER
5
1
2
TV
G
TIN
MU
FU
NC
FQ
+
6
3∞
Lowers the volume of the TV.
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
CHANNEL
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
4
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
4
3
ATT S G SELECT
6
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
EF CT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
7
8
DVD/LD
VCR 2
25
Raises the volume of the TV.
ENTER
3
Press to switch the TV on or off.
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
4 Number buttons
Use to select a specific TV channel.
5 TV
Press to switch the TV on or off. (This operation is
possible regardless of the current remote operation
mode, however, it can only be used with the
component assigned to TV CONTROL.)
6 TV FUNC
Press to switch the TV’s input (not possible with all
models). (This operation is possible regardless of the
current remote operation mode.)
7 VOL (+/–)
Use to adjust the volume of the TV.
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
OPERATION
8 CHANNEL (+/–)
Use to select a TV channel.
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Other Operations
SAT (Satellite Tuner) operations
memo
• The following operations are available from the receiver’s remote control after you recall a Satellite tuner
preset code (refer to “Setting up the Remote Control” on page 22).
• Before performing these operations, press the TV/SAT (MULTI CONTROL) button to switch the remote to
the TV/SAT operation mode.
1
TV
RECEIVER
Press to switch the satellite tuner on or off.
1
TV
G
TIN
MU
2
2 5˜∞˜2˜3
FU
NC
FQ
+
Use as cursor buttons to obtain information about
programs.
ENTER
3 Number buttons
–
FQ
VOL
5
CD
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
VCR 2
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
1
2
H SELECT TEST TONE
5
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
DIRECT
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
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6 DISC (MENU)
ATT SIG SELECT
6
Press to select the position selected using the cursor
buttons (5˜∞˜2˜3).
Use to turn the program information screen on or off.
4
3
4 ENTER
5 4˜¢ (GUIDE)
M DN GHT
DSP MODE
3
Use to select satellite channels.
VOL
CHANNEL
Use to turn the main menu on or off.
6
Other Operations
CD player operations
memo
Before performing these operations, press the CD (MULTI CONTROL) button to switch the remote to the CD
operation mode.
1
TV
RECEIVER
Press to switch the CD player on or off.
1
2
TV
G
TIN
MU
VOL
47
VOL
CHANNEL
7
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
1
2
5
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
6 1˜¡
1 : Hold down for fast reverse playback.
¡ : Hold down for fast forward playback.
ATT S G SELECT
6
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
Use to select tracks.
4
3
EF CT
0
+10
MEMU
CL SS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
8
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUD O/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Press to stop playback.
5 Number buttons
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
H SELECT T ST TONE
33
Press to start playback.
–
FQ
4
5
Press to pause playback.
6
ENTER
3
28
FU
NC
FQ
+
9
7 4˜¢
8 MENU
For multi-disc CD changers, use to select the disc
numbers (not possible with all models).
For example, to select disc 34, press :
3 = 4 = MENU.
9 +10
Use when selecting track numbers higher than 10.
For example, to select track 34, press :
+10 = +10 = +10 = 4
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OPERATION
4 : Press to return to the beginning of the current
track. Press repeatedly to return to the beginning of
previous tracks.
¢ : Press to advance to the beginning of the next
track. Press repeatedly to advance to the beginning of
following tracks.
Other Operations
MD recorder operations
memo
Before performing these operations, press the MD/TAPE (MULTI CONTROL) button to switch the remote to
the MD/TAPE operation mode.
1
TV
RECEIVER
Press to switch the MD recorder on or off.
1
2
TV
G
TIN
MU
VOL
47
VOL
CHANNEL
7
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECEIVER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
1
2
5
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
6 1˜¡
1 : Hold down for fast reverse playback.
¡ : Hold down for fast forward playback.
ATT SIG SELECT
6
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
Use to select tracks.
4
3
7 4˜¢
EF ECT
0
+10
MEMU
C ASS
TV/VCR
DIRECT
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Press to stop playback.
5 Number buttons
M DN GHT
DSP MODE
H SELECT TEST TONE
33
Press to start playback.
–
FQ
4
5
Press to pause playback.
6
ENTER
3
28
FU
NC
FQ
+
8
4 : Press to return to the beginning of the current
track. Press repeatedly to return to the beginning of
previous tracks.
¢ : Press to advance to the beginning of the next
track. Press repeatedly to advance to the beginning of
following tracks.
8 +10
Use when selecting track numbers higher than 10 or
100.
For example (in case of MJ-D707 (PIONEER)),
1) To select track 15, press :
+10 = 1 = 5
2) To select track 115, press :
+10 = +10 = 1 = 1 = 5
To start recording
Press both 2 8 and 4 7 simultaneously.
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Other Operations
Cassette deck operations
Before performing these operations, press the MD/TAPE (MULTI CONTROL) button to switch the remote to
the MD/TAPE operation mode.
memo
1
2
1
TV
RECEIVER
Press to switch the cassette deck on or off (not
possible with all models).
TV
G
TIN
MU
5
ENTER
3
28
FU
NC
FQ
+
–
FQ
4
VOL
Press to pause playback or recording.
33
Press to start playback.
VOL
47
CHANNEL
Press to stop playback or recording.
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
6
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
4
3
ATT S G SELECT
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
DIRECT
5 1˜¡
6
1 : Press to rewind the tape. Hold down during
playback for fast reverse playback (not possible with
all models).
¡ : Press to fast forward the tape. Hold down during
playback for fast forward playback (not possible with
all models).
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUD O/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
6 Number buttons
Use to operate deck 1 of a double cassette deck (not
possible with all cassette decks).
1 button (1)
2 button (7)
Press to stop playback or recording.
3 button (3)
Press to start playback.
4 button (¡)
Press to fast forward the tape. Hold down during
playback for fast forward playback.
To start recording
Press both 2 8 and 4 7 simultaneously.
You cannot record on deck 1 of a double cassette deck.
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OPERATION
Press to rewind the tape. Hold down during playback
for fast reverse playback (not possible with all
models).
Other Operations
VCR operations
memo
Before performing these operations, press the VCR 1 or VCR 2 (MULTI CONTROL) button to switch the
remote to the VCR operation mode.
1
2
1
TV
RECEIVER
Press to switch the VCR 1 or VCR 2 (VCR only on VSXD508S) on or off (not possible with all models).
TV
G
TIN
MU
6
ENTER
3
–
FQ
4
VOL
7
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
CN.LEVEL
9
8
7
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CL SS
FUNCTION
MODE CHECK
DIRECT
8
TV/VCR
FL D MMER
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Press to stop playback or recording.
6 1˜¡
ATT S G SELECT
6
47
Use to select a specific channel on the VCR's TV
tuner.
4
3
33
5 Number buttons
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
Press to pause playback or recording.
Press to start playback.
VOL
CHANNEL
5
28
FU
NC
FQ
+
9
1 : Press to rewind the tape. Hold down during
playback for fast reverse playback (not possible with
all models).
¡ : Press to fast forward the tape. Hold down during
playback for fast forward playback (not possible with
all models).
7 CHANNEL (+/–)
Use to change the channel of the VCR’s TV tuner.
8 TV/VCR
Use to switch the VCR’s antenna output between TV
and VCR.
9 +10 (ENTER)
Use to select the channel specified with the number
buttons (not all models require this step).
To start recording
Press both 2 8 and 4 7 simultaneously.
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Other Operations
Background Control of Other Components
The following steps show you how to control one component while listening to another. This may be useful if you want
to rewind a tape while listening to CD, etc.
1
TV
RECEIVER
TV
G
TIN
MU
For example:
Press FUNCTION to select the CD player, then press the CD button,and
start playing a CD. (You should hear the sound of the CD playing back.)
FU
NC
FQ
+
Select a component, then start playback.
ENTER
2
–
FQ
VOL
VOL
The corresponding MULTI CONTROL button lights up.
For example:
The CD button should light up to indicate that the remote is set to
operate the CD player.
CHANNEL
1
DVD/LD
TV/SAT
CD
VCR 1
TV CONTROL
TUNER
RECE VER
MD/TAPE
VCR 2
M DNIGHT
DSP MODE
1
2
H SELECT T ST TONE
5
4
3
ATT S G SELECT
6
8
7
CN.LEVEL
9
2,3,5
MODE CHECK
3
EFFECT
0
+10
MEMU
CLASS
FUNCTION
Press MODE CHECK to display the current operation
mode.
DIRECT
Press MODE CHECK repeatedly to select another
operation mode.
COMMANDER
SET UP
Î
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
4
Perform the desired operation(s).
The remote control remains in the selected operation mode, so you
may perform as many operations as necessary.
For example :
Press 1 to rewind the tape.
5
Press MODE CHECK repeatedly to switch back to the
original operation mode.
You can also switch back to the original operation mode by pressing
the corresponding MULTI CONTROL button.
For example :
Press MODE CHECK repeatedly to light the CD button, or press the CD
button.
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OPERATION
Each time you press MODE CHECK, the next MULTI CONTROL button
should light, enabling you to operate the selected device.
For example:
Press repeatedly to light the MD/TAPE button. The receiver’s function
remains set to CD (and you should still hear the CD player), but the
remote control is now set to operate the tape deck.
TV/VCR
FL DIMMER
Additional Information
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a compression format which records the sound of 6 channels of the theater surround system (Dolby
Digital) on the movie film digital track. Of the 6 channels, the sub woofer channel is intended for bass only, and because
the frequency range is smaller than the main channel, it is expressed as 5.1 channel.
Dolby Digital is the name of the Dolby surround multi-channel digital system that was developed after the Dolby
Surround System and Dolby Pro Logic Surround System.
4 channel analog
sound track (Matrix)
5.1 channel digital
surround track
AC-3
encoding
AC-3 for motion pictures
The number of movies made using Dolby Digital since 1992 has exceeded 300 and continues to increase. For compact
disc players and laser disc digital sounds, 16 bits are used to sample the original analog audio waveform and sampling
is carried out 44,100 times every second. However because an enormous amount of recording signal data is required
for the multi channel system with this method, AC-3 is used to compress the data.
In reproducing audio signals, the smaller the bit number used, the lower the sound quality. With AC-3, drop in auditory
sound quality is prevented by using masking technology and digital filtering technology based on the personal auditory
characteristics.
Laser disc format
Laser discs are now available on the market in large numbers. This means that the recording of different format audio
signals on the laser disc raises the important question of compatibility with existing laser discs. Dolby Digital records
signals using one analog audio channel to maintain this compatibility with existing discs and players.
As shown in the following figure, the digital audio sounds of Dolby Digital discs can be played back as currently done.
Analog sounds are played back by using the other channel without the Dolby Digital signals for monaural audio signals.
Dolby Digital
sound
(Monaural)
Analog sound
(Monaural)
Video
Digital
sound
2
4
6
8
10
12
14 MHz
Frequency
Comparison with Dolby Pro Logic Surround
Dolby Digital is also known as the 5.1 channel system. It is equipped with 5 channels (front left, front right, center,
surround left, surround right) in the frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz and an independent sub woofer channel. The
sub woofer channel is also called LFE (Low Frequency Effect).
The LFE channel can be used as desired to enjoy strong bass sounds.
The table on the next page shows the comparison with Dolby Pro Logic Surround effects.
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Additional Information
DTS
DTS has been adopted as a sound recording format in the latest movie theaters since the release of “JURASSIC PARK”
in 1993, and has a good reputation for high quality sound and dynamic surround effects.
In this system, 6 channels of digital sound are recorded on CD-ROM, not on the film. It adopts a simultaneous playback
format. With a low rate of compression of sound signals and a high rate of transmittance, higher sound quality format
is produced. Also, unlike the process of recording digital sounds on film directly, the only components required are a
CD-ROM player as might be used with a personal computer and a DTS processor, and therefore less investment is
required than with other formats. For this reason, the format is being introduced in more and more movie theaters, and
is being adopted in home movie software (DVD, LD) and music software (5.1 channel CD).
More than 11,000 movie theaters around the world have adopted the DTS format, which is now the most popular digital
format for movie theaters, especially in U.S.A, Europe, and Asia.
No. of recorded channels
No. of playback channels
Playback channel structure
Sound processing
Rear (Surround) high
frequency playback limit
Other
Dolby Digital
DTS
5.1 channels (Max.)
5.1 channels (Max.)
Front Left, Front Right,
Center, Surround Left,
Surround Right, Sub Woofer
Digital discrete processing
20,000 Hz
6 channels (Max.)
6 channels (Max.)
Front Left, Front Right,
Center, Surround Left,
Surround Right, Sub Woofer
Digital discrete processing
20,000 Hz
• 5.1 completely
independent channels
• High dynamic range
• Stable position, high phase
characteristics, and
advanced surround effects
reproduction
• High efficiency
(Compression rate of about
one-tenth)
• 6 completely independent
channels
• High dynamic range
• Stable position, high phase
characteristics, and
advanced surround effects
reproduction
• Low compression rate
(about one-fourth), high
quality sound
Dolby Pro Logic
Surround
2 channels
4 channels
Front Left, Front Right,
Center, Surround
Analog matrix processing
7,000 Hz
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with
this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other
components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks
listed below, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
Symptom
The power does not turn ON.
Cause
• The power plug is disconnected.
• The protection circuit may have
been activated.
Remedy
• Connect the power plug to the wall
outlet.
• Disconnect the power plug from
the outlet, and insert again.
The unit does not respond when the
buttons are pressed.
• Static electricity caused by dry air.
• Disconnect the power plug from
the outlet, and insert again.
No sound is output when a function
is selected.
• Improper connections.
• Make sure the component is
connected correctly (refer to pages
9 to 14).
• Press MUTING on the remote
control.
• Adjust MASTER VOLUME.
• Press the TAPE 2 MONITOR button.
• Press SPEAKERS or SPEAKERS (A/B)
to select the speakers you connected.
• Sound is muted.
• The volume is turned down.
• The TAPE 2 MONITOR is ON.
• Speakers are turned OFF.
No image is output when a function
is selected.
• Improper connections.
• The input source is not properly
selected.
Considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
• Incorrect frequency.
• The antenna is not connected.
• AC-3 RF and/or digital cables are
near the antenna terminals and
wires.
• Make sure the component is
connected correctly (refer to pages
10, 11).
• Press the correct function button.
• Tune in the correct frequency.
• Connect the antenna (refer to page 8).
• Route AC-3 RF and digital cables
away from the antenna terminals
and wires.
FM broadcasts
• The FM antenna is not fully
extended or is poorly positioned.
• Weak radio signals.
AM broadcasts
• The AM antenna is poorly
positioned.
• Weak radio signals.
• Interference cause by other
equipment (fluorescent lamp,
motor, etc.).
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• Fully extend the FM wire antenna,
position for best reception, and
secure to a wall.
• Connect an outdoor FM antenna
(refer to page 8).
• Adjust the direction and position
for best reception.
• Connect an additional internal or
external AM antenna (refer to page 8).
• Turn off the equipment causing the
noise or move it away from the
receiver.
• Place the antenna farther away
from the equipment causing the
noise.
Additional Information
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Broadcast stations cannot be selected
automatically.
• Weak radio signals.
• Connect an outdoor antenna (refer
to page 8).
No sound from surround or center
speakers.
• Speaker settings are incorrect.
• Refer to “SPEAKER setting mode”
on page 17 to check the speaker
settings.
• Refer to “Setting the volume level
of each channel” on page 21 to
check the speaker levels.
• Connect the speakers (refer to
page 13).
• The rear and/or center levels are
turned down.
• The surround and/or center
speakers are disconnected.
Sound is produced from other
components, but not from LD or DVD
player.
• SIGNAL SELECT is set incorrectly.
• The digital inputs are assigned
incorrectly, or not at all.
No sound is output or a noise is
output when software with DTS is
played back.
• SIGNAL SELECT is set to
“ANALOG”.
• A DVD player not compatible with
DTS is used, or the setting of the
DVD player is incorrect.
• The digital output level is adjusted
on a CD player or other component
equipped with digital output level
adjustment capability. (The DTS
signal has been altered by the
player, and cannot be read.)
• Set SIGNAL SELECT to ”DIGITAL” or
”ANALOG” according to the type of
connections made (refer to page 29).
• Set the digital input settings
correctly (refer to page 16, 20, 21).
• Make digital connections (refer to
page 11) and set SIGNAL SELECT
to “DIGITAL” (refer to page 29).
• Refer to the instruction manual
supplied with the DVD player.
• Set the digital volume level of the
player to full, or to the neutral
position.
The sound is output intermittently
when software with DTS is played
back.
• The overload indicator is lighting
(refer to page 24).
• Set the ADVANCED THEATER
mode to STANDARD (refer to page
32).
When a search is performed by a
DTS compatible CD player during
playback, noise is output.
• The search function performed by
the player slightly alters the digital
information, making it unreadable.
• This is not a malfunction, but be
sure to turn the volume down to
prevent the output of loud noise
from your speakers.
Cannot be remote controlled.
• The remote control batteries have
worn out.
• Too far away or bad angle of
operation.
• Replace the batteries (refer to page 6).
• There is an obstacle between the
receiver and the remote control.
• Strong light such as fluorescent
light is shining onto the unit's
remote control signal lightreceiving window.
• A cord is connected to the
CONTROL IN terminal on this unit.
The display is dark.
• The FL DIMMER button is pushed.
• Operate within 23 feet (7 m), 30° of
the remote sensor on the front
panel (refer to page 7).
• Remove the obstacle or operate
from another position.
• Avoid exposing the remote sensor
on the front panel to direct light.
• Connect cord to the correct jack.
• Press FL DIMMER on the remote
control repeatedly to return to the
default.
If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity
Disconnect the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
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Additional Information
Preset Code List
Device
Manufacturer
DVD
TOSHIBA
SONY
PANASONIC
JVC
SAMSUNG
SHARP
AKAI
RCA
PIONEER
SONY
PANASONIC
KENWOOD
PHILIPS
MITSUBISHI
RCA
PIONEER
LD
SAT
VCR
RCA
SONY
PIONEER
RCA
ZENITH
MAGNAVOX
FISHER
PANASONIC
TOSHIBA
JVC
HITACHI
SONY
MITSUBISHI
TAPE
SANYO
SHARP
GOLDSTAR
OPTIMUS
GRANDIENTE
PIONEER
SONY
TECHNICS
KENWOOD
TEAC
DENON
ONKYO
YAMAHA
JVC
FISHER
Code
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
009
000, 003
101
105,106
103
104
100
107
100
102 (DVD code)
201,203
202
200
401,406,408,414,405,413,411
415
403,404,417
414,408,426,403
410,426,412,427,425,420
408,432,433
405,409,426
428,430,429,408,414,431,407
408,401,406,436,434
416,417,404,408
409,420,421,422,423,424,408
407
410,412,425,435
402,418,419
411,409
408,432,433,402,418,419
452
400,453
801,806
803
804,807
805
810
809,808
811,812
802
813
Device
Manufacturer
TAPE
OPTIMUS
PIONEER
SONY
TECHNICS
KENWOOD
DENON
RCA
PHILIPS
YAMAHA
JVC
TEAC
ONKYO
MARANTZ
SANYO
OPTIMUS
PIONEER
SONY
KENWOOD
SHARP
TEAC
ONKYO
DENON
PIONEER
RCA
ZENITH
MAGNAVOX
GE
CD
MD
TV
CATV*
PANASONIC
SONY
TOSHIBA
MITSUBISHI
HITACHI
JVC
SHARP
SANYO
PHILIPS
GOLDSTAR
RADIO
SHACK
GRADIENTE
PIONEER
JERROLD
S.A.
ZENITH
PIONEER
Code
800
800
301,316,317,318
304,326
310,321,311
309
302,319,313
312,322
315,314,328
303
305,306,327,324,325
320,308,307
323,312,324
313
300
300,329
901
903
902
904
905
906
900,902
601,610,615,616,617,618
603,620
607,610,603,612,629
601,608,607,610,617,602,628
618
608,622,607
604
605,602,626,621
609,610,602,621
606,610,624,625,618
613,623
602,619,627
621,614
607
610,623,621,602
610,623,621,602
635
600
711,701,702,712,704,713,703
714,716,715
705,706,708,709
707,717,710
700
* The CATV codes are preset into TV CONTROL.
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Additional Information
Specifications
Amplifier Section
Continuous average power output of 100
watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20
Hz to 20,000 Hz with no more than 0.09 %**
total harmonic distortion (front).
Continuous Power Output
Front .................................. 100 W + 100 W (1 kHz, 0.8 %, 8 Ω)
Center ............................................... 100 W (1 kHz, 0.8 %, 8 Ω)
Rear ................................... 100 W + 100 W (1 kHz, 0.8 %, 8 Ω)
Continuous Power Output (DIN)
Front .......................... 120 W + 120 W (1 kHz, T.H.D. 1 %, 8 Ω)
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
VCR 1, VCR 2, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO, CD, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2
........................................................................ 200 mV/47 kΩ
Frequency Response
VCR 1, VCR 2, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO, CD, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2
+0
....................................................... 5 Hz to 100,000 Hz –3 dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
VCR 1 REC, VCR 2 REC, MD/TAPE REC, TAPE 2 REC ....... 200 mV/2.2 kΩ
Tone Control
BASS ................................................................. ± 6 dB (100 Hz)
TREBLE .............................................................. ± 6 dB (10 kHz)
LOUDNESS ................................. +9 dB/+7 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
VCR 1, VCR 2, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO, CD, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2 .......... 97 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio [EIA, at 1 W (1 kHz)]
VCR 1, VCR 2, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO, CD, MD/TAPE, TAPE 2 .......... 80 dB
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range ...................................... 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity ................. Mono: 13.2 dBf, IHF (1.3 µV/75 Ω)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity .................................. Mono: 20.2 dBf
Stereo: 38.6 dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ............................ Mono: 73 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo: 70 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion .................................................... Stereo: 0.5 % (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity ............................. 60 dB (400 kHz)
Stereo Separation ................................................... 40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response ............................. 30 Hz to 15 kHz (± 1) dB
Antenna Input ................................................... 75 Ω unbalanced
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range ........................................ 531 kHz to 1,620 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna) .................................... 350 µV/m
Selectivity ............................................................................ 25 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio .......................................................... 50 dB
Antenna ................................................................... Loop antenna
Miscellaneous
Power Requirement ............................................ AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption ............................................. 280 W, 400 VA
Power Consumption in Standby mode ............................. 2.5 W
AC Outlet
SWITCHED ............................................ 100 W (0.8 A) MAX
Dimensions ............................... 420 (W) × 158 (H) × 401 (D) mm
16-9/16 (W) × 6-1/4 (H) × 15-6/8 (D) in
Weight (without package) .............................. 9.8 kg (21 lb 10 oz)
VIDEO Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
VCR 1, VCR 2, DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VIDEO ............... 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance)
VCR 1, VCR 2, MONITOR ...................................... 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Frequency Response
+0
VCR 1, VCR 2, MONITOR .......................... 5 Hz to 7 MHz –3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio .......................................................... 55 dB
Cross Talk ............................................................................. 55 dB
Furnished Parts
FM Antenna ................................................................................. 1
AM Loop Antenna ....................................................................... 1
Dry Cell Batteries (SIZE “AA” (IEC LR6)) ................................... 2
Remote Control Unit ................................................................... 1
Operating Instructions ................................................................ 1
Sub instruction manual [System Set up] .................................. 1
NOTE:
Specifications and the design are subject to possible modifications
without notice, due to improvements.
*
Measured pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Trade
Regulation rule on Power Output Claims for Amplifiers.
** Measured by Audio Spectrum Analyzer.
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EST 1924
SO
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We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
NI C I ND
U
O
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We
Want You
LISTENING
For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun
and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable
until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries
Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included
for your protection.
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased
is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how
you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This
manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by
playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and
clear without annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly, without
affecting your sensitive hearing.
Decibel
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts
to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud
and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment
at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER
CONSTANT EXPOSURE
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
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Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or
loss in the future. After all, we want you listening for a lifetime.
Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet plane
Rocket launching pad
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Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
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To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly,
and without distortion.
Example
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock
at two feet.
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Power cord CAUTION!
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord
when your hands are wet as this could cause a short
circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of
furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord.
Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords.
The power cords should be routed such that they are not
likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can
cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the
power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged,
ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or
your dealer for a replacement.
For Assistance With Basic Set-up, Operation, or Trouble
Shooting, You May Contact Our Customer Service
Hotline at 1(800)421-1404(USA ONLY)
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Maintenance of External Surfaces
• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust
and dirt.
• When the surfaces are dirty, wipe with a soft cloth
dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six
times with water, and wrung out well, and then wipe
again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or
cleaners.
• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or
other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will
corrode the surfaces.
Should this product require service in the U.S.A. and you wish to locate the nearest Pioneer
Authorized Independent Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts, operating
instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown below.
800–421–1404
Please do not ship your product to Pioneer without first calling the Customer Service Department at
the above listed number for assistance.
PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE, INC.
CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 1760, LONG BEACH,
CA 90801-1760, U.S.A.
For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.
Should this product require service in Canada, please contact a Pioneer Canadian Authorized Dealer
to locate the nearest Pioneer Authorized Service Company in Canada.
Alternatively, please contact the Customer Service Department at the following address:
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.
Customer Service Department
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R
OP2
(905) 479-4411
1-877-283-5901
For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.
Si ce produit doit être réparé au Canada, veuillez vous adresser à un distributeur autorisée Pioneer
au Canada pour obtenir le nom de la Société de Service Autorisée Pioneer le plus près de chez
vous. Ou encore, veuillez vous communiquer avec le Service de Clientèle de Pioneer:
Pioneer électroniques du Canada, Inc.
Département de service au consommateurs
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R
OP2
(905) 479-4411
1-877-283-5901
Pour obtenir des renseignements sur la garantie, veuillez vous reporter au feuillet sur la Garantie
Limitée gui accompagne le produit.
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Published by Pioneer Electronic Corporation.
Copyright © 1999 Pioneer Electronic Corporation.
All rights reserved.
PIONEER ELECTRONIC CORPORATION
4-1, Meguro 1-Chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8654, Japan
PIONEER ELECTRONICS [USA] INC. P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC. 300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R OP2, Canada
PIONEER ELECTRONIC [EUROPE] N.V. Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, 9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11
PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: 03-9586-6300
PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. San Lorenzo Num 1009 3er piso Desp. 302 Col. Del Valle, Mexico D.F. C.P. 03100 TEL: 5-688-52-90
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