AV Control Receiver

AV Control Receiver

Operating Instructions

Model No.

SA-HE9

PP

Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely.

Please keep this manual for future reference.

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Dear customer

Thank you for purchasing this product.

For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.

Supplied accessories

Please check and identify the supplied accessories.

AC power supply cord (RJA0065-A) ...............................1

AM loop antenna set (RSA0012-L) ..................................1

(AM loop antenna, antenna holder, screw)

FM indoor antenna (RSA0006-L) .....................................1

Batteries ............................................................................2

Remote control (EUR7702KD0) .......................................1

Refer to the separate booklet, “Remote Control”, for remote control operation details.

Use the numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.

(Only for U.S.A.)

To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site

(http://www.panasonic.com).

The model number and serial number of this product can be found on either the back or the bottom of the unit.

Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference.

SERIAL NUMBER ____________________________________

Table of contents

Before use

Listening caution

........................................................................

3

PRECAUTIONS

............................................................................

4

Control reference guide

...........................................................

5

Connections

Connections

................................................................................

6

Connecting video equipment .........................................................6

Connecting audio equipment.........................................................7

Connecting digital equipment ........................................................7

Antenna connections .....................................................................8

Connecting the AC power supply cord and other information .......9

Speaker connections

..............................................................

10

Placement of speakers ................................................................10

Connecting speakers...................................................................10

Preparations

Customizing your receiver

....................................................

12

Basic steps ..................................................................................13

Adjusting speaker output level

............................................

15

Operations

DSP sound modes

...................................................................

16

STEREO mode............................................................................16

SURROUND mode......................................................................16

SFC modes..................................................................................17

Enjoying the sounds

...............................................................

18

Adjusting the tone and balance ...................................................20

Using headphones.......................................................................20

Muting the volume .......................................................................21

Adjusting the subwoofer level......................................................21

Using the TAPE MONITOR .........................................................21

Radio functions

The radio

.....................................................................................

22

Manual tuning ..............................................................................22

Preset tuning ...............................................................................23

Reference

Making a recording

..................................................................

24

The HELP function

...................................................................

24

Specifications

...........................................................................

25

Maintenance

..............................................................................

25

Product Service

........................................................................

25

Troubleshooting guide

...........................................................

26

Servicenter List (U.S.A.)

.........................................................

27

Warranty (U.S.A.)

.....................................................................

28

CAUTION

Do not place anything on top of this unit or block the heat radiation vents in any way. In particular, do not place tape decks or CD/DVD players on this unit as heat radiated from it can damage your software.

NO

Enjoying surround sound

Pages

Connect your equipment

6–9

Position and connect the speakers

10–11

Change the settings

12–13

Adjust speaker output level

15

Sit back and enjoy the experience

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Listening caution

EST. 1924

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.

We recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise.

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.

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.

Once you have established a comfortable sound level:

¡

Set the dial and leave it there.

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.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.

CAUTION:

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:

¡

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.

Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s authority to operate this device.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

WARNING:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC

SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT

EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN,

SPLASHING, DRIPPING OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION:

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH WIDE

BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY

INSERT.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS

INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

SERVICE PERSONNEL.

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.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

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PRECAUTIONS

Before using this unit please read these operating instructions carefully. Take special care to follow the warnings indicated on the unit itself as well as the safety suggestions listed below.

Afterwards keep them handy for future reference.

Safety

1. Power Source — The unit should be connected to power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the unit.

2. Polarization — If the unit is equipped with a polarized AC power plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), that plug will fit into the AC 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.

3. Power Cord Protection — AC 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. Never take hold of the plug or cord if your hand is wet, and always grasp the plug body when connecting or disconnecting it.

4. Nonuse Periods — When the unit is not used, turn the power off. When left unused for a long period of time, the unit should be unplugged from the household AC outlet.

Installation

Environment

1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National

Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1990, provides information with respect 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 antennadischarge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure below.

ANTENNA

LEAD IN

WIRE

GROUND

CLAMP

ELECTRIC

SERVICE

EQUIPMENT

ANTENNA

DISCHARGE UNIT

(NEC SECTION 810-20)

GROUNDING CONDUCTORS

(NEC SECTION 810-21)

GROUND CLAMPS

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING

ELECTRODE SYSTEM

(NEC ART 250, PART H)

NEC—NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

2. Water and Moisture — Do not use this unit near water–for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, swimming pool, or the like.

Damp basements should also be avoided.

3. Heat — The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators and the like.

It also should not be placed in temperatures less than 5°C

(41°F) or greater than 35°C (95°F).

Placement

1. Ventilation — The unit should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. Allow

10 cm (4") clearance from the rear of the unit.

2. Foreign Material — Care should be taken so that objects do not fall into and liquids are not spilled into the unit. Do not subject this unit to excessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.

3. Magnetism — The unit should be situated away from equipment or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.

4. Stacking — Do not place heavy objects, other than system components, on top of the unit.

5. Surface — Place the unit on a flat, level surface.

6. Carts and Stands — The unit should be used only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.

The unit and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the unit and cart combination to overturn.

7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The unit should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling, unless specified in this operating instructions.

Maintenance

Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth lightly moistened with mild detergent solution.

Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine.

Service

1. Damage Requiring Service — The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:

(a) The AC power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or

(b) Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit; or

(c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or

(d) The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or

(e) The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.

2. Servicing — The user should not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to an authorized service personnel.

In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at

1-800-211-7262, or e-mail [email protected], or web site (http://www.panasonic.com).

In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care

Centre at 905-624-5505, or web site (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized Servicentre nearest you.

Control reference guide

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

SFC MODE

POWER

A

SPEAKERS

B

HELP

RESET

TUNING

MEMORY DSP SOUND MODE

PRESET BAND FM MODE

PHONES

DOWN

VOLUME

UP

INPUT SELECTOR

DIGITAL INPUT

TAPE MONITOR

BASS/TREBLE

BALANCE

SUBWOOFER DVD 6CH INPUT

L

+

R

22 23 24

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

SPEAKERS

A B LOW IMP

TUNED

STEREO

MONO M kHz

MHz

L

LS

C R

S LFE RS

FIXED

PCM

DIGITAL

PRO LOGIC

SOUND MODE SFC

STEREO SURROUND

25

Reference pages are given in parentheses.

Main unit

q

Standby/on button [POWER,

8

] ........................................(13)

Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.

In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power.

w

Speaker select buttons [SPEAKERS, A, B]..................(13, 18)

e

Help/reset button [-HELP, –RESET]....................................(24)

r

Memory button [MEMORY] ..................................................(23)

t

SFC mode selector [SFC MODE] ........................................(18)

y

DSP sound mode select button

[DSP SOUND MODE] ............................................................(18)

u

Volume control [VOLUME] ..................................................(18)

i

Input selector [INPUT SELECTOR] ...............................(13, 18)

o

Digital input select button/indicator [DIGITAL INPUT]......(18)

!

Subwoofer level button [SUBWOOFER] ............................(21)

!

DVD 6ch input select button/indicator

[DVD 6CH INPUT] .................................................................(19)

!

Headphone jack [PHONES] .................................................(20)

!

Tuning buttons [TUNING,

2

,

1

] ..........................................(22)

!

Preset channel button [PRESET] ........................................(23)

!

Band select button [BAND] .................................................(22)

!

FM mode select button [FM MODE] ....................................(22)

!

Display section

!

Tape monitor button [TAPE MONITOR]..............................(21)

!

Tone and balance select button

[BASS/TREBLE, BALANCE] ................................................(20)

@

Tape monitor indicator ........................................................(21)

@

Tone and balance adjust buttons [–, +, L, R] .....................(20)

26 27 28 29 30

31 32

Display section

@

Display

@

Frequency unit indicators [kHz, MHz] ................................(22)

@

Program format indicators [L, C, R, LS, S, LFE, RS].........(18)

@

Front speaker indicators [-SPEAKERS-,

Å

,

ı

].................(18)

@

Low impedance indicator [LOW IMP] .................................(14)

@

Stereo indicator [STEREO] ..................................................(22)

@

Monaural indicator [MONO].................................................(22)

@

Memory indicator [

˜

] ..........................................................(23)

#

Tuned indicator [TUNED].....................................................(22)

#

Signal format indicators

[FIXED, PCM, ,

%

DIGITAL,

%

PRO LOGIC] .....(16, 18)

#

DSP sound mode indicators

[-SOUND MODE-, SFC, STEREO, SURROUND] .................(18)

Refer to the separate booklet,“Remote Control”, for a guide to the remote control’s buttons.

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Connections

Stereo connection cable

White (L)

Red (R)

Video connection cable

To connect equipment, refer to the appropriate operating instructions.

Peripheral equipment and cables sold separately unless otherwise indicated.

Note

¡

Turn off all components before making any connections.

¡

Use digital connection to enjoy Dolby Digital or DTS (

\ page 18).

¡

Use analog connection to enjoy sources that cannot be decoded on this unit and to record a source (

\ pages 16, 19 and 24).

Connecting video equipment

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

FM

ANT

75

GND

LOOP

EXT

AM

ANT

L

R

OPTICAL1

(TV)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

PHONO

GND

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR

IN

DVD/DVD 6CH

CENTER SURROUND

L

CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

OUT IN

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

R

SUBWOOFER

OUT

L

R

+

R

FRONT

A L

SPEAKERS

HAUT – PARLEURS

R L

CENTER FRONT

(CENTER, SUBWOOFER)

AUDIO OUT

(SURROUND L, R)

+

VIDEO OUT

AC IN

AUDIO OUT (FRONT L, R)

Note

Connect to FRONT L, R if your DVD player does not have 6 channel output.

VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

AUDIO

OUT

TV or monitor

VIDEO OUT

AUDIO IN

VIDEO IN

VCR

AUDIO OUT

Optical fiber cable Coaxial cable

Connecting audio equipment

Turntable

OUTPUT GND

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

Only for turntable with ground terminal.

FM

ANT

75

GND

LOOP

EXT

AM

ANT

L

R

OPTICAL1

(TV)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

GND

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR

IN

DVD/DVD 6CH

OUTPUT

L

PHONO CD TAPE

REC

(OUT)

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

OUT IN

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

R

SUBWOOFER

(OUT)

L

R

+

FRONT

R A L

CD player

SPEAKERS

HAUT – PARLEURS

SURROUND CENTER

R L

FRONT

R B L

+

Tape deck

Note

If you have a graphic equalizer, connect it to the TAPE terminals

( \ page 21).

PLAY (OUT)

REC (IN)

Connecting digital equipment

Satellite receiver, etc.

Optical fiber cable connection

Dust cap

DIGITAL OUT

Changing the digital input settings

You can change the input settings for the digital terminals if necessary (for example, if your CD player doesn’t have a coaxial output terminal). Note the equipment you have connected to the terminals, then change the settings (

\ pages 12–13).

¡

Do not bend the optical fiber cable.

¡

If the digital optical connector is not going to be used, be sure to attach the dust cap to prevent exposure to dust.

Note

This unit cannot decode Dolby Digital

RF (radio frequency) signals from a laser disc player.

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

FM

ANT

75

GND

LOOP

EXT

AM

ANT

L

R

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL1

(TV)

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

PHONO

GND

COAXIAL

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR

IN

DVD/DVD 6CH

CENTER SURROUND

L

CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

OUT IN

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

OUT

(OUT)

L

R

R

FRONT

A L

+

CD player

SPEAKERS

HAUT – PARLEURS

SURROUND CENTER

R L

FRONT

R B L

+

DVD player

DIGITAL OUT

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Connections

Antenna connections

FM antenna

Fix the other end of the antenna where reception is best.

FM indoor antenna (included)

Adhesive tape

1 2

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

S-VIDEO

TV VCR1

MONITOR

OUT

IN

OPTICAL1

(TV)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR1

FM

ANT

75

GND

LOOP

EXT

AM

ANT

L

R

PHONO CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

(OUT)

GND

3

When mounting the antenna to a column, wall or rack

Screw

(included)

AM loop antenna (included)

AM loop antenna

¡

Fit the AM loop antenna holder

(included) onto the rear panel of this unit and then attach the AM loop antenna to it (facing in the direction of best reception).

¡

Keep the antenna cord away from tape decks, DVD players, and other cords.

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To connect an outdoor antenna

FM outdoor antenna

¡

Disconnect the FM indoor antenna.

¡

The antenna should be installed by a competent technician.

¡

Twist the coaxial cable’s shield braid firmly and connect it to the

GND terminal.

FM outdoor anntena

75

Ω coaxial cable

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

S-VIDEO

TV VCR1

MONITOR

OUT

IN

20 mm (25/32")

OPTICAL1

(TV)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

FM

ANT

75

GND

;;;

PHONO CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

LOOP

;;;

L

EXT

GND

AM

ANT

R

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR1

TV

IN

;;;

(OUT)

;;

;; Shield braid

10 mm (3/8")

;;

;;

Core wire

AM outdoor antenna

¡

Run a piece of vinyl wire horizontally across a window or other convenient location.

¡

Leave the loop antenna connected.

¡

Disconnect the antenna when the unit is not in use. Do not use the antenna during an electrical storm.

Vinyl-covered wire

5 - 12 m

(16–40 ft)

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

S-VIDEO

TV VCR1

MONITOR

OUT

IN

OPTICAL1

(TV)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

FM

ANT

75

GND

LOOP

EXT

AM

ANT

L

R

PHONO

GND

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR1

CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

(OUT)

Connecting the AC power supply cord and other information

R

FRONT

A L

+

ERS

PARLEURS

SURROUND CENTER

R L

FRONT

R B L

+

Note

The included AC power supply cord is for use with this unit only. Do not use it with other equipment.

AC power supply cord

(included)

Connect this cord after all other cables and cords are connected.

AC IN AC OUTLET

“SWITCHED” AC outlet

Power to the outlet is controlled by the power switch of this unit. Audio equipment rated up to a maximum of

80 W can be connected here. If equipment exceeding this rating is connected, the outlet may be rendered inoperable. Consult your dealer to replace the fuse.

Household AC outlet

(AC 120 V/60 Hz)

Conserving power

The unit consumes 1 W even when it is turned off with [POWER,

^

/l].

To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet.

If the unit is left unplugged for longer than a few weeks, all settings will revert to the factory settings. Do the settings again if this occurs.

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Speaker connections

Placement of speakers

Center speaker

Front speaker

(left)

Front speaker

(right)

30

°

30

°

Subwoofer

120

°

Surround speaker

(left)

Surround speaker

(right)

The front, center, and surround speakers should be placed at approximately the same distance from the seating area. The angles in the diagram are approximate.

Connecting speakers

Other connections are possible depending on your speaker system.

See your speaker system’s operating instructions for details.

Front speakers

Front speakers

Place on the left and right of the TV at seated ear height so that there is good coherency between the picture and sound.

Center speaker

Place underneath or above the center of the TV. Aim the speaker at the seating area.

Surround speakers

Place on the side of or slightly behind the seating area, about one meter higher than ear level.

Subwoofer

The subwoofer can be placed in any position as long as it is at a reasonable distance from the TV.

Note that some experimentation can yield the smoothest low frequency performance. Placement near a corner can increase the apparent output level, but can result in unnatural bass.

Front speaker

(right)

Front speaker

(left)

Speaker impedance:

A or B: 4-8

A and B: 8

Speaker cables

Note

If you connect speakers with an impedance under 6

, switch on “LOW IMP” (

\ page 14).

1

2

3

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

S-VIDEO

TV VCR1 DVD

MONITOR

OUT

IN IN

OPTICAL1

(TV)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

M

ANT

5

ND

OOP

XT

M

ANT

PHONO CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

L

If using 4-mm plugs

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR1

TV

IN

(OUT)

IN

DVD/DVD 6CH

CENTER SURROUND

R

L

(IN)

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

R

SUBWOOFER

OUT

L

R

FRONT

A L

+

SPEAKERS

SURROUND CENTER

R L

FRONT

R B L

+

1 2

AC IN

AC OUTLET

3

( )

( )

Fully tighten the speaker terminal, and then insert the plug into the top of the terminal.

“B” terminals

For connection to a second pair of speakers.

Note

Use the A terminals to enjoy SURROUND, SFC and DVD 6CH INPUT.

Center speaker

Speaker impedance:

6-8

S-VIDEO

TV VCR1 DVD

MONITOR

OUT

IN IN

2

L IN TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR1 DVD/DVD 6CH

CENTER SURROUND

IN

L

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

(OUT) (IN)

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

R

SUBWOOFER

(OUT)

L

R

Speaker cable

FRONT

R A L

+

SPEAKERS

SURROUND

R L

CENTER

FRONT

R B L

+

Surround speakers

Speaker impedance:

6-8

S-VIDEO

TV VCR1 DVD

MONITOR

OUT

IN IN

Surround speaker (right)

GITAL IN

TICAL2

DVD)

COAXIAL

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR1 DVD/DVD 6CH

CENTER SURROUND

IN

L

CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

(OUT) (IN)

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

R

SUBWOOFER

(OUT)

L

Speaker cable

R

FRONT

R A L

+

SPEAKERS

SURROUND

R L

CENTER FRONT

R B L

+

Subwoofer

AC IN

AC OUTLET

Surround speaker (left)

AC IN

AC OUTLET

Speaker cable

LOOP ANT

HOLDER

FM

ANT

75

GND

LOOP

EXT

AM

ANT

L

R

OPTICAL1

(TV)

GND

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL2

(DVD)

COAXIAL

TV

MONITOR

OUT

VCR

IN

DVD/DVD 6CH

CENTER SURROUND

L

PHONO CD

REC

(OUT)

TAPE

PLAY

(IN)

TV

IN

OUT IN

FRONT

IN

SUBWOOFER

R

SUBWOOFER

OUT

L

R

INPUT

Active subwoofer

FRONT

R A L

+

SPEAKERS

HAUT – PARLEURS

SURROUND

R L

CENTER FRONT

R B L

+

Monaural connection cable

Note

This receiver does not have an amplifier for the subwoofer.

To connect a passive subwoofer

AC

¡ Connect another amplifier and connect

Or the subwoofer to it.

¡ Connect a passive subwoofer that has front speaker terminals.

(See the operating instructions of the speaker system for details.)

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FRONT CENTER

SUB-WFR SURROUND

FRONT CENTER

SURROUND

CD

100 150 200

OFF STANDARD MAX

TV

DVD

OFF ON

FRONT

SMALL

CENTER, SURROUND

NONE SMALL

LARGE

LARGE

SUB-WFR

NO YES

3 FEET 30 FEET

Customizing your receiver

Change the settings to suit your speakers and equipment and to suit the environment in which the unit is to be used. Before making any changes, read the following descriptions, note the factory settings and ranges, and refer to the instructions for the speakers and equipment.

The settings remain intact until they are changed, even after the power is turned off.

Setting descriptions

SIZE

Change to suit the speakers you have connected.

LARGE: For speakers that can reproduce a full sound range, particularly the bass range below 100 Hz.

SMALL: For speakers that cannot adequately reproduce the bass range. This setting is sufficient for most speakers if you are using a subwoofer.

NONE: For speakers you haven’t connected (center or surround).

The factory settings are: Front: LARGE

Center and surround: SMALL

For the subwoofer, select YES if you have connected one (factory setting), or NO if you have not.

DISTANCE

Enter the distance of the speakers from the seating position so that the sound from all the speakers (except for the subwoofer) reaches you at the same time.

You can select distances between 3 and 30 feet at one-foot intervals.

The factory settings are: Front and center: 10 FEET

COAX OPT1 OPT2

FILTER

This setting allows you to change the cut-off for bass output from the front speakers. If you set the front speakers to “SMALL”, the filter is set to 100 Hz. Raise the cut-off if the bass from the front speakers is unsatisfactory so that this bass is output through the subwoofer.

You can raise the cut-off from 100 Hz to either 150 Hz or 200 Hz.

DR COMP - Dynamic range compression

Change this setting to listen to software at low volume (such as late at night) and maintain audio clarity. This setting works with Dolby

Digital software. It reduces the peak level in loud scenes without affecting the sound field.

OFF: The software is played with the original dynamic range

(factory setting).

STANDARD: The level recommended by the producer of the software for household viewing.

MAX: The maximum allowable compression (recommended for night viewing).

D-INPUT - Digital input

Change these settings to suit the connections you have made to the three digital input terminals, COAX, OPT1, and OPT2 (

\ page 7), so that the correct source is selected when you turn [INPUT

SELECTOR] (

\ page 18).

The factory settings are: CD: COAX

DVD: OPT2

TV: OPT1

DIMMER

This setting allows you to dim the unit’s display for better viewing in a darkened room.

The factory setting is OFF (normal brightness).

1

3

2

3

4

SIZE, DISTANCE, D-INPUT

SPEAKERS

B

INPUT SELECTOR

FILTER, DR COMP, DIMMER

INPUT SELECTOR

5

POWER

1 2,5

4

SPEAKERS

A B

SPEAKERS

A

SPEAKERS

A B

4

Customizing your receiver

Basic steps

If you allow about 10 seconds to elapse between settings, the procedure is canceled, all settings are returned to how they were, and the previous display is restored. Begin again if this occurs.

1

Press [POWER,

8

].

2

Press [A] and [B] at the same time.

3

Press [A] to select the item you want to change.

Each time you press the button:

SIZE / DISTANCE / FILTER / DR COMP / D-INPUT / DIMMER

4

Change the settings (

a

below).

Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete the necessary settings.

5

Press [A] and [B] at the same time.

Changing the settings

SIZE

1

Press [B] to select the speaker you want to set.

Each time you press the button:

FRONT

/

CENTER

/

SURROUND

/

SUB-WFR (Subwoofer)

2

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to change the setting.

When you turn the selector:

FRONT: SMALL

,

LARGE

CENTER and SURROUND: NONE

,

SMALL

/

LARGE

SUB-WFR: NO

,

YES

3

Repeat

1

and

2

to change other SIZE settings.

DISTANCE

1

Press [B] to select the speaker you want to set.

Each time you press the button:

FRONT

/

CENTER

/

SURROUND

2

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to set the distance.

3

Repeat

1

and

2

to change other DISTANCE settings.

FILTER

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to set the cut-off.

When you turn the selector:

100

,

150

/

200

DR COMP

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to change the setting.

When you turn the selector:

OFF

,

STANDARD

/

MAX

D-INPUT

1

Press [B] to select the input position you want to set.

Each time you press the button:

CD COAX

/

DVD OPT2

/

TV OPT1

These are the factory settings. Actual displays depend on the changes you make. If you change one setting, the other corresponding setting will also change.

2

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to change the setting.

When you turn the selector:

COAX

,

OPT1

,

/

OPT2

3

Repeat

1

and

2

to change other D-INPUT settings.

DIMMER

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to change the setting.

When you turn the selector:

OFF

,

ON

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SPEAKERS

A B

SPEAKERS

A LOW IMP

Customizing your receiver

For front speakers with an impedance under 6

Turn “LOW IMP“ on if even one of your speakers has an impedance under 6

.

Press and hold [A] or [B] until “LOW IMP” lights up on the display.

Press and hold down again to cancel “LOW IMP”.

Note that when “LOW IMP” is on, SPEAKERS A and B cannot be used at the same time.

1

2

3

4

SPEAKERS

A

TEST

LEVEL

1

4

DISPLAY SUBWOOFER

/ /

DELAY LEVEL

DISC/

DECK 1/2 SOUND MODE SFC

+

TEST

TV/VIDEO CH

VOLUME

+

MUTING

VOLUME

+

SPEAKERS

A

5

2,6

3

L C R RS LS SW

Adjusting speaker output level

Adjust the level of the speakers so they are the same apparent level as the front speakers when you are sitting where you would normally enjoy a source.

1

Press [A] to turn on SPEAKERS A.

You cannot adjust output level when SPEAKERS B is on.

2

Press [TEST] to output the test signal.

DSP sound mode switches to SURROUND mode.

The signal is output from each speaker in order for about two seconds each:

L: Front speaker (left)

C: Center speaker

R: Front speaker (right)

RS: Surround speaker (right)

LS: Surround speaker (left)

SW: Subwoofer

Speakers set as “NONE” or “NO” are skipped.

Note

The test signal will not be output if DSP is defeated ( \ page 22) or DVD 6CH INPUT is on ( \ page 19).

3

Adjust the volume to the level normally used.

Adjust the balance of the front speakers if necessary

( \ page 20).

4

Press [LEVEL] to select the speaker channel to adjust.

The current level appears on the display.

Press again to change the speaker channel.

Speakers set as “NONE” or “NO” are skipped.

5

Press [–] or [+] to adjust the level to the same apparent level as the front speakers.

C, RS, and LS can be adjusted between –10 dB and +10 dB, with zero being the current level of the front speakers.

SW can be set to MIN, between 1 to 19, or MAX.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each speaker channel.

6

Press [TEST] to stop the test signal.

For your reference

Subwoofer output is easily influenced by the source played. You can achieve better results by adjusting its output while listening to a source ( \ page 21).

5

– +

6

TEST

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A

B

C

DSP SOUND MODE

DSP SOUND MODE

DIGITAL INPUT

SPEAKERS

A

DSP SOUND MODE

SPEAKERS

A

DIGITAL INPUT

L

SOUND MODE

STEREO

R

L

LS

C R

LFE RS

DIGITAL

SOUND MODE

SURROUND

FIXED

PCM

FIXED

DSP sound modes

The digital sound processor (DSP) in this unit can decode Dolby

Digital and DTS digital signals. It automatically determines the type of signal, PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS, and processes it accordingly.

The DSP can add surround-like effects to stereo sources (analog or

PCM signals).

Choose from the STEREO, SURROUND, or SFC modes.

The DSP may interfere with radio reception. You can turn it off if this occurs ( \ page 22).

Output is in stereo when you turn the DSP off so sound is only heard through the front speakers.

Note

¡

PCM with a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz is the digital signal format normally found on CDs. Some DVDs also use this format but often with a higher sampling rate.

¡

This unit cannot process other digital signal formats, such as

PCM signals with sampling frequencies of 96 kHz and 192 kHz and MPEG.

A

STEREO mode

Use this mode to play digital or analog stereo sources or to play surround sources through two speakers. When surround sources are played in this mode, the sounds intended for the other speaker channels are played through the front speakers.

B

SURROUND mode

Select this mode when you are playing a digital surround source

(Dolby Digital or DTS) or an analog source that is recorded with

Dolby Surround (VCR, for example).

C

Changing the recognition mode

In rare cases, the unit may have trouble recognizing the digital signals on discs. With the PCM signals on CDs, this may cause the beginning of a track to be cut off. Engage the PCM FIX mode if this occurs. With DTS, the signals may not be recognized at all. Engage the DTS FIX mode if this occurs.

This mode does not need to be changed under normal circumstances. Change it only if the unit appears to be having trouble recognizing the software you are playing.

While the input source is selected and digital input is engaged:

Press and hold [DIGITAL INPUT].

The current mode is displayed. Press again to change the mode.

Each time you press the button:

AUTO

/

PCM FIX

/

DTS FIX

When a FIX mode is on, the unit cannot process other signals. This may cause noise to be output. Select "AUTO" if this occurs.

The selected mode is stored even if the unit is turned off.

A

B

DSP SOUND MODE

SFC MODE DSP SOUND MODE

SPEAKERS

A

SFC MODE

1

1

TV VCR DVD

AUDIO

1

TUNER/BAND

2

TAPE CD

3

DIRECT TUNING/

DISC ENTER

4

7

5

8

6

10/ENTER

9 0

TOP MENU MENU

ENTER

DISPLAY SUBWOOFER

/ /

DELAY LEVEL

DISC/

DECK 1/2

SOUND MODE SFC

+

TEST

TV/VIDEO CH

VOLUME

+

MUTING

2 2

SOUND MODE SFC

DSP sound modes

A

SFC modes

Enjoy an enhanced sound experience with greater presence and spread by using these SFC (sound field control) modes with PCM or analog stereo sources.

The SFC modes cannot be used if the input signal is Dolby Digital or DTS.

Choose from the following modes.

HALL

Imparts the reflection and spread of a large concert hall.

CLUB

Conveys the exciting and intimate atmosphere of a jazz club.

LIVE

Brings you up close for “live” stage performance and smoother vocals.

THEATER

Recreates natural sound ambience and direction.

SIM SURR (Simulated Surround)

Heightens the sensation of expanded space with stereo sources, and augments monaural sources.

B Adjusting the sound field

You can adjust the sound field by adjusting the level of the speakers and the delay time of the surround speakers. These adjustments can be made for each SFC mode.

To adjust the speaker level

1

Press [LEVEL] to select the speaker channel.

Each time you press the button:

C

/

RS

/

LS

/

SW

Speakers set as “NONE” or “NO” are skipped.

2

Press [–] or [+] to adjust the level.

C, RS, and LS:

–10 dB to +10 dB

SW:

--- (off)

,

MIN

,

1 – 19

,

MAX

To adjust the delay time

1

Press [DELAY].

2

Press [–] or [+] to change the delay time.

Delay time can be set at 10-millisecond (ms) intervals between

10 and 100 ms.

The factory setting is 50 ms for each mode.

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1

2

3

4

6

1

POWER

SPEAKERS

A

INPUT SELECTOR

1

DSP SOUND MODE

2

SFC MODE

DOWN

2 4

SPEAKERS

A

-

2

VOLUME

UP

4

-

1

6

SPEAKERS

A

3

DIGITAL INPUT

L

LS

C R

LFE RS

DIGITAL

SOUND MODE

SURROUND

Enjoying the sounds

1

Press [POWER,

8

].

2

Press [SPEAKERS A].

“SURROUND” and “SFC” do not work if you select “B”.

3

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to select the input source.

To switch between analog and digital input (CD,

DVD, and TV)

Press [DIGITAL INPUT].

Each time you press the button:

ANALOG , DIGITAL

The indicator lights when you select “DIGITAL”.

Once you have set the mode for a source, that mode is engaged whenever you select that source.

4

Select the DSP sound mode.

1

Press [DSP SOUND MODE].

The indicator corresponding to the mode lights.

Select the mode appropriate to the source ( \ pages 16–17).

2

When you select “SFC”

Turn [SFC MODE].

Once you have set the mode for a source, that mode is engaged whenever you select that source.

5

Start playing the source.

Refer to the equipment’s instructions for details.

6

Adjust the volume.

When you finish listening

Be sure to reduce the volume and press [POWER, 8 ] to switch the unit to standby.

For your reference

¡

If you are using a VCR and you select TAPE, CD, TUNER, or

PHONO

The picture will remain on the screen.

¡

The signal format indicators

The following indicators light depending on the source you are playing.

%

DIGITAL:

Dolby Digital sources

:

DTS sources

%

PRO LOGIC:

Analog sources in SURROUND mode

Digital sources with PCM signals in SURROUND mode

Dolby Digital sources that contain Dolby Pro Logic in

SURROUND mode

¡

The program format indicators (L, C, R, LS, S, LFE, RS)

The program format indicators light up to indicate the channels contained in the digital input signal. They do not light when input is analog.

L: Front channel (left)

C: Center channel

R: Front channel (right)

LS: Surround channel (left)

RS: Surround channel (right)

S: If the surround channel is monaural.

LFE (Low Frequency Effect): Deep-bass effect.

A

B

SPEAKERS B

DVD 6CH INPUT

SPEAKERS

B

SPEAKERS

B

DVD 6CH INPUT

Enjoying the sounds

A

To switch between DVD 2 channel and 6 channel input

There may be times when you need to use analog input for DVD, such as to enjoy sources recorded with linear PCM and multiple channel linear PCM.

Select the analog input mode to suit the source.

DVD: For two-channel audio.

DVD 6CH: For multiple channel audio.

Press [DVD 6CH INPUT].

Each time you press the button:

DVD

,

DVD 6CH

Input switches automatically to DVD if you press this button while another source is selected.

The indicator lights when you select “DVD 6CH”.

Once you have set the mode, that mode is engaged whenever you select “DVD.”

Note

¡

DVD 6CH INPUT only works when SPEAKERS A is on and

SPEAKERS B is off.

¡

You cannot use any of the DSP sound modes while DVD 6CH

INPUT is on.

¡

Speaker settings (

\ page 13) are ineffective while DVD 6CH

INPUT is on. Change the settings on the DVD player if necessary.

B To use SPEAKERS B

Use SPEAKERS B if you have connected another set of speakers to the B terminals.

Sound will be heard in stereo while SPEAKERS B is on.

Press [B].

If you don’t want sound coming from the speakers connected to the

A terminals, press [A] to turn them off.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of

Dolby Laboratories.

Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

US Pat. No. 5,451,942 and other world-wide patents issues and pending. “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks of

Digital Theater Systems, Inc. c

1996, 2000 Digital Theater

Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

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A

1

BASS/TREBLE

BALANCE

2

L

+

R

B

1 3 2 4

1 2

BASS, TREBLE

-10 dB +10 dB

BALANCE

Enjoying the sounds

A

Adjusting the tone and balance

You can adjust the tone (BASS and TREBLE) only when the DSP sound mode is STEREO and input is either analog or PCM. You cannot adjust the tone while the DSP is defeated or if DVD 6CH

INPUT is selected.

1

Press [BASS/TREBLE, BALANCE].

Each time you press the button:

BASS

/

TREBLE

/

BALANCE

BASS: To adjust the bass

TREBLE: To adjust the treble

BALANCE: To adjust the left/right sound balance

2

Press [–, L] or [+, R].

–, L: to lower the selected tone or shift the balance to the left speaker.

+, R: to raise the selected tone or shift the balance to the right speaker.

The previous display returns after a few seconds.

B

Using headphones

q

Press [A] and/or [B] to turn off the speakers.

Turning the speakers off automatically engages STEREO mode and ensures no sound is heard from the subwoofer.

w

(Sound will seem unusual if you use another DSP mode.) w

Reduce the volume.

e

Connect the headphones (not included).

Plug type: 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo r

Adjust the volume.

Note

Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent hearing damage.

Headphones

A

B

C

MUTING

SUBWOOFER

TAPE MONITOR SUBWOOFER

LEVEL

TV VCR DVD

AUDIO

1

4

TUNER/BAND

2

5

TAPE CD

3

DIRECT TUNING/

DISC ENTER

6

10/ENTER

7 8 9 0

TOP MENU MENU

ENTER

DISPLAY SUBWOOFER

/ /

DELAY LEVEL

DISC/

DECK 1/2 SOUND MODE SFC

+

TEST

TV/VIDEO CH

VOLUME

+

MUTING

–, +

MUTING

TAPE MONITOR

Enjoying the sounds

A

Muting the volume

Press [MUTING].

The message “MUTING ON NOW” runs repeatedly from right to left across the display as long as the muting function is on.

To cancel

Press [MUTING].

Muting is also canceled when the unit is turned off.

B

Adjusting the subwoofer level

You can adjust the volume of the subwoofer while listening to a source. No sound is heard from the subwoofer if “SW ---” is selected. This setting can be done for each DSP mode.

You cannot adjust the subwoofer level while the DSP is defeated or if DVD 6CH INPUT is selected.

The factory setting is “SW 10”.

Press [SUBWOOFER].

The current setting is shown.

Each time you press the button:

SW ---

/

SW MIN

/

SW 5

/

SW 10

/

SW 15

/

SW MAX

To make finer adjustments

1

Press [LEVEL] to select “SW”.

2

Press [–] or [+].

Note

Sound from the subwoofer can be distorted if you raise the unit’s volume while subwoofer level is high. Reduce subwoofer level if this occurs.

C

Using the TAPE MONITOR

Use the tape monitor if you have connected a graphic equalizer to the TAPE terminals.

Press [TAPE MONITOR].

The “TAPE MONITOR” indicator lights and the tape monitor comes on.

Sources other than tape can still be selected with [INPUT

SELECTOR] while the “TAPE MONITOR” indicator is on.

Press [TAPE MONITOR] again to turn the tape monitor off.

(

\

See “Making a recording” on page 24 for details on how to use the tape monitor during recording.)

Note

¡ The tape monitor cannot be used when input is digital and turns off if you select digital input.

¡ Depending on the setting, the graphic equalizer can cause distortion.

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A

FM MODE DSP SOUND MODE

1

INPUT SELECTOR

2

3

B

BAND

TUNING

3 2

TUNED

STEREO

1

3

TV VCR DVD

AUDIO TUNER/BAND TAPE

1

4

2

5

CD

3

DIRECT TUNING/

DISC ENTER

6

10/ENTER

7 8 9 0

TOP MENU MENU

ENTER

DISPLAY SUBWOOFER

/ /

DELAY LEVEL

DISC/

DECK 1/2 SOUND MODE SFC

+

TEST

TV/VIDEO CH

VOLUME

+

MUTING

2

1

MHz

MHz

The radio

A

Manual tuning

You can tune radio stations manually by selecting the station’s frequency, or you can preset up to 30 stations into channels to make tuning simpler (

\ page 23).

1

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to select

“TUNER”.

2

Press [BAND] to select “FM” or “AM”.

3

Press [TUNING

2

or

1

] to select the frequency of the station.

Tuning intervals:

FM – 0.2 MHz

AM – 10 kHz

“TUNED” lights when tuned.

“STEREO” lights during FM stereo broadcasts.

Automatic tuning

Hold down [TUNING

2 or

1

] until the frequency begins to scroll.

Tuning stops when a station is found. (Tuning may stop if there is interference.)

Improving reception

¡

FM mode

You can improve FM reception by switching reception to monaural.

Press [FM MODE].

“MONO” lights.

Press [FM MODE] again to cancel.

¡

DSP DEFEAT

You can improve reception by turning off the DSP ( a page 16).

Press and hold [DSP SOUND MODE] until “DEFEAT” appears.

Press and hold [DSP SOUND MODE] again to turn the DSP on.

¡

For your reference

DVD players can interfere with radio reception. Turn the DVD player off or move it further away from the antennas if this occurs.

B Direct tuning

q

Press [TUNER/BAND].

The band changes each time you press the button.

w

Press [DIRECT TUNING/DISC ENTER].

e

Press the numbered buttons to enter the frequency.

e.g. To select 107.9 MHz, press [1]

/

[0]

/

[7]

/

[9]

Tuning intervals: FM – 0.1 MHz

AM – 10 kHz

Note

1. If you do not press a button while the cursor is flashing, the display returns to the frequency being received.

2. If the frequency has not been input correctly, “ERROR” will be displayed.

MEMORY

A

C

A

1 3 2 4

MEMORY

B

D

2 1

M

M

10/ENTER, 1–0

CH

TV VCR DVD

AUDIO

1

TUNER/BAND

2

TAPE CD

3

DIRECT TUNING/

DISC ENTER

4

7

5

8

6

10/ENTER

9 0

TOP MENU MENU

ENTER

DISPLAY SUBWOOFER

/ /

DELAY LEVEL

DISC/

DECK 1/2 SOUND MODE SFC

+

TEST

TV/VIDEO CH

VOLUME

+

MUTING

1

PRESET

2

TUNING

The radio

Preset tuning

Choose either automatic presetting, which presets the stations the tuner can receive, or manual presetting, which allows you to select the stations to preset and the order in which they are to be preset.

There are 30 channels available for presetting.

Remember

If a new station is preset into a channel, the old station is erased.

A

Automatic presetting

Presetting FM stations

Preparation: Tune to the FM frequency where you want to begin presetting ( \ page 22).

Press and hold [MEMORY].

The FM stations the unit can receive are preset in channels 1 to 30.

Presetting AM stations

Preparation: Tune to the AM frequency where you want presetting to begin ( \ page 22).

Press and hold [MEMORY].

The AM stations the unit can receive are preset in channels 21 to

30. (FM stations are replaced if any were preset in these channels.)

During automatic presetting, the memory indicator flashes and the frequency scrolls. The memory indicator and channel numbers are displayed for a second when a station is preset ( ı

).

The last station to be preset is displayed when presetting finishes.

For your reference

Even if the power supply cord is disconnected from the household

AC outlet, the stations remain in memory for approximately one month.

C Manual presetting

Preset the stations one at a time.

1

Tune to the station.

2

Press [MEMORY].

3

Press [TUNING

2

or

1

] to select a channel.

4

Press [MEMORY].

D Selecting channels

1

Press [PRESET].

The channel number flashes for about 5 seconds.

2

Press [TUNING

2

or

1

].

Hold down the buttons to change channels faster.

On the remote control

Press [CH 2 or 1 ].

or

Press the numbered buttons.

For channels 1 to 9, press the corresponding number.

For channels 10 or over, press [

10/ENTER], then the two digits.

e.g. To select channel 21 [

10/ENTER] / [2] / [1]

MHz

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A

1

INPUT SELECTOR

B

TAPE MONITOR

C

-HELP

–RESET

TAPE MONITOR

1

Making a recording

Note

¡ You cannot record a source connected through a digital terminal.

When recording CD, DVD, or TV, ensure the source is connected through the corresponding analog terminals (

\ pages 6–7) and

“ANALOG” input is selected (

\ page 18).

¡ When you select DVD 6CH INPUT mode, only sound from the front left and right channels is recorded.

A

Recording on a tape deck or VCR

You can record to a tape deck connected to TAPE REC (OUT) or to a VCR connected to VCR OUT.

See the recording unit’s operating instructions for details on how to prepare it for recording.

When recording with a tape deck, you can record any source except TAPE.

When recording with a VCR, you can record any source except

TAPE or VCR.

1

Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to select the source to be recorded.

2

Begin recording.

Follow your recording unit’s operating instructions.

3

Begin the source to be recorded.

Follow your equipment’s operating instructions.

B

To monitor sound being recorded onto a tape deck

It is possible to check the sound being recorded if your tape deck is a 3 head system.

Press [TAPE MONITOR] on this unit and set the monitor button on the tape deck to

“TAPE”.

Press [TAPE MONITOR] once again to turn it off.

C

The HELP function

If you make a mistake in operation or if sound output stops, the

HELP function displays information that indicates how you can remedy the situation.

If “ERROR” or scrolling characters (“SPEAKER OFF NOW”, for example) appear on the display, do the following.

Press [-HELP, –RESET].

The remedy for the situation is displayed.

For your reference

You can reset the unit’s settings to the factory settings. If this is ever necessary, press and hold [-HELP, –RESET] for about 2 seconds until “RESET” is displayed.

This will not erase radio stations you have preset.

Specifications

(IHF’78)

AMPLIFIER SECTION

Rated minimum sine wave RMS power output

40 Hz–20 kHz both channels driven

0.9 % total harmonic distortion

100 W per channel (6

)

1 kHz continuous power output both channels driven

0.05 % total harmonic distortion

105 W per channel (6

)

Total harmonic distortion rated power at 40 Hz–20 kHz half power at 1 kHz

0.9 % (6

)

0.07 % (6

)

Power bandwidth both channels driven, –3 dB

10 Hz–70 kHz (6

, 0.9 %)

Power output at 1kHz each channel driven

0.9 % total harmonic distortion

Front

Center

Surround

Low frequency damping factor

Load impedance

Front

A or B

A and B

Center

Surround

Dynamic headroom

Frequency response

PHONO

CD, TAPE, DVD, TV, VCR

Input sensitivity

2 x 100 W (6

100 W (6

2 x 100 W (6

30 (6

4–8

8

6–8

6–8

2 dB (6

RIAA standard curve ±0.8 dB

10 Hz–70 kHz, ±3 dB

PHONO

CD, TAPE, DVD, TV, VCR

S/N (IHF A)

PHONO

0.4 mV (3 mV, IHF ’66)

27 mV (200 mV, IHF ’66)

CD, TAPE, DVD, TV, VCR

DVD 6CH

70 dB

78 dB

100 dB (IHF A, Rated Power, S=2 V), 85 dB (94 dB, IHF ’66)

Input impedance

PHONO

CD, TAPE, DVD, TV, VCR

47 k

22 k

Tone controls

BASS

TREBLE

Subwoofer frequency response (–6 dB)

50 Hz, +10 to –10 dB

20 kHz, +10 to –10 dB

7–200 Hz

)

)

)

)

)

Digital input

Optical

Coaxial

2

1

FM TUNER SECTION

Frequency range

Sensitivity

50 dB quieting sensitivity

MONO

STEREO

Total harmonic distortion

MONO

STEREO

87.9–107.9 MHz

11.2 dBf (2 µV, IHF ’58)

18.3 dBf (4.5 µV, IHF ’58)

38.3 dBf (45 µV, IHF ’58)

1 kHz

10 kHz

Antenna terminal

0.2 %

0.3 %

S/N

MONO

STEREO

Frequency response

Alternate channel selectivity

Capture ratio

Image rejection at 98 MHz

Spurious response rejection at 98 MHz

AM suppression

Stereo separation

73 dB

67 dB

20 Hz–15 kHz, +1 dB, –2 dB

65 dB

1.5 dB

40 dB

75 dB

50 dB

40 dB

30 dB

75

(unbalanced)

AM TUNER SECTION

Frequency range

Sensitivity

Selectivity

IF rejection at 1000 kHz

530–1710 kHz

20 µV, 330 µV/m

55 dB

50 dB

VIDEO SECTION

Output voltage at 1 V input (unbalanced)

Maximum input voltage

Input/output impedance

1±0.1 Vp-p

1.5 Vp-p

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Power supply

Power consumption

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Mass

AC 120 V, 60 Hz

410 VA, 320 W

430 x 158 x 370 mm

(16-15/16'' x 6-7/32'' x 14-9/16'')

9.1 k g (20.1 lb.)

Power consumption in standby mode: 1 W

Notes:

1. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Mass and dimensions are approximate.

2. Total harmonic distortion is measured by the digital spectrum analyzer.

Maintenance

If the surfaces are dirty

To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.

¡ Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.

¡ Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that came with the cloth carefully.

Product Service

Do not attempt to remove the cover (s) or repair the unit yourself.

Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

Product information

For product service, product information or assistance with product operation, refer to the servicenter directory.

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Troubleshooting guide

Before requesting service, make the below checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem:

In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail [email protected], or web site

(http://www.panasonic.com).

In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 905-624-5505, or web site (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized

Servicentre nearest you.

Common problems Ref.Pages

No power.

No sound.

Cannot select “DIGITAL” input.

Sound stops. “OVERLOAD” appears on the display.

“F 70” appears on the display.

The picture doesn’t appear on the television.

¡

Ensure the power cord is connected.

¡

Turn the volume up.

¡

Turn muting off.

¡

Check connections to speakers and other equipment.

¡

Turn on the speakers.

¡

Turn off the tape monitor.

¡

Select the correct source.

¡

Change the DIGITAL input setting to suit the type of connection you have made.

¡

Check that the digital signals can be decoded by this unit.

¡

Turn PCM FIX or DTS FIX off.

¡

Cancel “DSP DEFEAT”.

¡

Switch off the unit, determine and correct the cause, then switch the unit on.

Causes include shorting of the positive and negative speaker wires, using speakers with an impedance lower than rated for this unit, straining of the speakers through excessive volume or power, and using the unit in a hot environment.

¡

Use speakers with the right impedance rating.

¡

Turn the unit off, disconnect the AC power supply cord, then reconnect and turn the unit on. Consult your dealer if “F 70” remains on the display.

¡

Change the television’s input mode to suit the connections between this unit and the television.

22

10–11

9

18

21

6–11

18

21

18

12–13

16

16

Sound is not heard from the center, surround, or subwoofer speakers.

DSP sound modes cannot be selected.

The radio cannot be tuned in or there is a lot of noise and interference.

DSP sound modes

¡

Ensure the size settings for your speakers are correct.

¡

Check the DSP sound mode.

¡

Cancel “DSP DEFEAT”.

¡

Cancel “DSP DEFEAT”.

¡

Turn SPEAKERS B off.

¡

Turn DVD 6CH INPUT off.

Ref.Pages

12–13

16–17

22

22

19

19

Radio

¡

Adjust the position of the FM or AM antenna.

¡

Reduce the treble.

¡

Select “DSP DEFEAT”.

¡

Turn off nearby televisions, video decks, DVD players, and satellite receivers.

¡

You may need an outdoor antenna or an antenna with more elements.

¡

Separate the antenna from other cables, leads, and appliances.

Ref.Pages

8

20

22

22

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Servicenter List (U.S.A.)

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Warranty (U.S.A.)

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,

Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America

One Panasonic Way,

Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric

Corporation of Puerto Rico, Inc.

Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial

Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985

Panasonic/Technics Audio Products

Limited Warranty

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Sales Company

(collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will repair this product with new or refurbished parts in the event of a defect in materials or workmanship, free of charge, in the U.S.A. or Puerto Rico as follows (all time periods start from the date of original purchase):

AUDIO PRODUCTS–labor and parts for one (1) year.

ALL AUDIO RACKS (cabinets)–parts only 30 days.

TECHNICS STAND ALONE SPEAKERS, SUBWOOFER SPEAKERS– labor and parts for three (3) years.

USB READER-WRITER, PERSONAL COMPUTER CARD ADAPTERS–

(when applicable)–exchange defective unit with a new of refubished one for one (1) year.

ACCESSORIES–HEADPHONES, CARTRIDGES, MICROPHONES,

ADAPTERS–labor and parts for ninety (90) days.

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY–(when applicable)–exchange defective item for new one for ten (10) days. Non-rechargeable batteries are not warranted.

SD MEMORY CARDS, RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK –(when applicable)–exchange defective item for new one for ninety (90) days. Nonrechargeable battery packs are not warranted.

Carry-in or mail-in service in the U.S.A. can be obtained during the warranty period by contacting a Panasonic Services Company (PASC)

Factory Servicenter listed in the Servicenter Directory. Or call toll free,

1-800-211-7262 to locate a PASC authorized Servicenter. Carry-in or mail-in service in Puerto Rico can be obtained during the warranty period by calling the Panasonic Sales Company telephone number listed in the Servicenter

Directory.

This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. A purchase receipt or other proof of date of original purchase will be required before warranty service is rendered.

This warranty only covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship which occur during normal use and does not cover normal wear to the stylus (when applicable) or a dealer installed cartridge or stylus.

The warranty does not cover damages which occur in shipment or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, faulty installation, misapplication, set-up adjustments, maladjustment of consumer controls, improper operation or maintenance, improper antenna, inadequate signal reception or pick-up, alteration, modification, power line surge, improper voltage supply, lightning damage, commercial use, such as; hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a PASC Factory Servicenter or a PASC authorized

Servicenter, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS

There are no express warranties except as listed above.

THE WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS

PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY,

INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO TAPES, RECORDS

OR DISCS. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING

THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A

PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE

WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Servicenter. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the Consumer Affairs Department at the company address indicated above.

If you ship the product

Carefully pack and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton.

Attach a postage-affixed letter, detailing the complaint, to the outside of the carton.

Do NOT send the product to the Executive or Regional Sales offices. They are NOT equipped to make repairs.

Model

No.

Serial

No.

or

Code

No.

Date of

Purchase

Customer’s Record

Dealer’s

Name

Dealer’s

Address

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Panasonic Consumer Electronics

Company, Division of Matsushita

Electric Corporation of America

One Panasonic Way Secaucus,

New Jersey 07094

http://www.panasonic.com

2001 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Printed in Malaysia

Panasonic Sales Company,

Division of Matsushita Electric of

Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”)

Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5

San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina,

Puerto Rico 00985

Panasonic Canada Inc.

5770 Ambler Drive

Mississauga, Ontario

L4W 2T3

www.panasonic.ca

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