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4-248-914-11(1)
FM Stereo
FM/AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-LV500
©2003 Sony Corporation
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Don’t throw away batteries with
general house waste; dispose of
them correctly as chemical waste.
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About this manual
The instructions in this manual describe the controls on
the remote. You can also use the controls on the
receiver if they have the same or similar names as those
on the remote.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks
of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Hooking up the components
Required cords ........................................ 4
Connecting analog components .............. 5
Connecting digital components............... 6
Connecting the antennas ......................... 7
Placing speakers...................................... 8
Connecting speakers ............................... 9
Connecting the AC power cord............. 10
Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance ............................................ 11
— TEST TONE
Checking the connections ..................... 11
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 32
Index ..................................................... 34
Basic Operations
Selecting the component ....................... 12
Receiving broadcasts ............................ 12
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).... 14
About the indications in the display...... 16
Enjoying Surround Sound
Using only the front speakers ............... 17
Enjoying higher fidelity sound.............. 17
— AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
Selecting a sound field .......................... 18
Other Operations/Settings
Switching the audio input mode for digital
components ..................................... 20
— INPUT MODE
Selecting the digital audio input decoding
priority ............................................ 20
Using the Sleep Timer .......................... 21
Using the supplied remote to controlling
the other component ....................... 21
Changing the factory setting of a input
button on the remote ....................... 23
Setting up the speakers.......................... 24
Customizing sound fields...................... 26
Additional Information
Precautions............................................ 28
Troubleshooting .................................... 29
Specifications........................................ 30
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Hooking up the components
Required cords
Before you get started
The hookup diagrams on the subsequent pages assume the use of the following optional connection
cords (A to E) (not supplied).
A Audio/video cord
C Video cord
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
Yellow
D Optical digital cord
B Audio cord
White (L)
Red (R)
E Coaxial digital cord
Notes
• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left, audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
Inserting batteries into the remote
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries with the + and – properly oriented in the battery compartment.
Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates the
control center, replace both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor of the control center to direct sunlight or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause
a malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
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Connecting analog components
TV monitor
DVD player
VIDEO OUT
L
INPUT
AUDIO OUT
MONITOR IN
R
OUTPUT
A
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If you connect your TV to the MONITOR jack, you can watch the video from the selected input
(page 12).
For details on the required cords (A–E), see page 4.
C
MONITOR
ANTENNA
OUT
IN
IN
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
U
FM
AM
OUT
IN
IN
TV/SAT
l
OUT
l
HDD/MD
B
B
IN
IN
DVD VIDEO
OPT OUT
OPT IN
HDD/MD
OPT IN
TV/SAT
OPT IN
COAX IN
DVD
IN
LINE
A
A
LINE
L
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO OUT
R
L
INPUT OUTPUT
L
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO OUT
R
R
OUTPUT
MD deck, Hard disc
OUTPUT
Satellite tuner
VCR
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Connecting digital components
Connect the digital output jacks of your DVD player (etc.) to this system’s digital input jacks to bring
the multi channel surround sound of a movie theater into your home. To fully enjoy multi channel
surround sound, five speakers (two front speakers, two surround speakers, and a center speaker) and a
sub woofer are required.
For details on the required cords (A–E), see page 4.
DVD player
MD deck, Hard disc
DIGITAL
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
IN
OUT
OPTICAL
OUT
COAXIAL
OUT
D
D
l
DIGITAL
l
OUT
D*
E*
IN
MONITOR
ANTENNA
OUT
IN
IN
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
U
FM
AM
OUT
IN
HDD/MD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
IN
DVD VIDEO
OPT OUT
OPT IN
HDD/MD
OPT IN
TV/SAT
OPT IN
COAX IN
DVD
D
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUT
Satellite tuner
* Connect to either the COAX IN or the OPT IN jack. We recommend making connections to the COAX IN jack.
Notes
• All the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
• To playback the multi channel surround sound through this receiver, you may have to change the digital output
setting on the connected component. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the component.
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Connecting the antennas
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
MONITOR
ANTENNA
OUT
IN
IN
VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
U
FM
AM
OUT
IN
HDD/MD
IN
TV/SAT
IN
IN
DVD VIDEO
OPT OUT
OPT IN
HDD/MD
OPT IN
OPT IN
TV/SAT
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Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna.
COAX IN
DVD
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away from the receiver and other components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as horizontal as possible.
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Placing speakers
To fully enjoy surround sound, configure your speakers as below.
• Place the front speaker in a location 1 to 7 meters from the listening position (A).
• You can enjoy a higher quality sound effect if you place the center speaker from a distance equal to
the front speaker distance (A) to a distance 1.5 meters closer to your listening position (B).
• You can enjoy a higher quality sound effect if you place the surround speakers from a distance equal
to the front speaker distance (A) to a distance 4.5 meters closer to your listening position (C).
• You can place the surround speakers either behind you or to the side, depending on the shape of your
room (etc.).
• Place the sub woofer at the same distance from the listening position as the front speaker (left or
right).
When placing surround speakers to your side
sub woofer
B
A
30˚
30˚
100˚-120˚
A
Listening position
100˚-120˚
C
C
When placing surround speakers behind you
sub woofer
B
A
30˚
100˚-120˚
C
30˚
A
Listening position
100˚-120˚
C
Note
Do not place the center speaker and surround speakers farther away from the listening position than the front
speakers.
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Connecting speakers
Required cords
A Speaker cords (not supplied)
B Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
(+)
(–)
Black
E
Front speaker (L)
Center speaker
Front speaker (R)
e E
e E
A
A
FRONT R
#
3
OUT
ANALOG
SUB
WOOFER
3
CENTER
#
3
#
e
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When connecting speaker cords, make sure to attach the supplied speaker plugs to the speaker cords.
For details on how to attach the speaker plugs, see the supplied flysheet.
A
FRONT L
#
3
3
SR
#
Sl
(IMPEDANCE USE 4-16 )
SPEAKERS
A
B
A
INPUT
E
AUDIO
IN
Sub woofer
e
Surround speaker
(R)
E
e
Surround speaker
(L)
b
To a wall outlet
(Switch the power
(POWER) to off before
connecting the power
cord).
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Note
If you use speakers with low maximum input rating,
adjust the volume carefully to avoid excessive output
on the speakers.
To avoid short-circuiting the
speakers
Short-circuiting may damage the speakers and
cause a malfunction.
Make sure the stripped ends of each
speaker cord does not touch the stripped
end of another speaker cord.
Connecting the AC power
cord
Before connecting the AC power cord of this
receiver to a wall outlet, connect the speaker
system to the receiver.
Connect the AC power cord(s) of your audio/
video components to a wall outlet.
Examples of poor conditions of the speaker
cord
b
AC power
cord
To a wall outlet
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using the receiver for the first time,
initialize the receiver by performing the
following procedure.
This procedure can also be used to return
settings you have made to their factory defaults.
1
2
Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.
All of the following items are reset or
cleared:
• All sound field parameters are reset to
their factory settings.
• All SET UP parameters are reset to their
factory settings.
• The sound fields memorized for each
program source and preset stations are
cleared.
• The master volume is set to “MIN”.
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Checking the connections
— TEST TONE
After connecting all of your components to the
receiver, do the following to verify that the
connections were made correctly.
Use the remote while seated in your listening
position to adjust the level of each speaker.
1
2
1
2
3
4
Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
Rotate VOLUME on the receiver
clockwise.
3
Turn on the power of the sub woofer.
4
Press TEST TONE on the remote.
You will hear the test tone from each
speaker in sequence.
Front (left) t Center t Front (right) t
Surround (right) t Surround (left) t Sub
woofer
5
Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.
Press INPUT SELECTOR to select a
component (program source) that you
connected (e.g., DVD player).
Turn on the component and start
playing it.
Rotate VOLUME to turn up the volume.
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Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
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If you do not obtain normal sound output after
performing this procedure, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 29 and take the
appropriate measures to correct the problem.
Adjust the LEVEL parameters so that
the level of the test tone from each
speaker sounds the same when you
are in your main listening position.
To adjust the balance and level of speakers,
press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
LEVEL menu, press V/v to select the
parameter you want to adjust (page 26).
Then press B/b to select the setting.
6
Press TEST TONE on the remote again
to turn off the test tone.
Tip
You can adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time. Rotate VOLUME on the system or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote.
Notes
• The front balance, center level, surround level, and
sub woofer level are shown in the display during
adjustment.
• To enjoy the better sound quality, do not turn the
volume of the sub woofer too high.
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Receiving broadcasts
Basic Operations
Selecting the component
1
Press INPUT SELECTOR repeatedly to
select the input.
The selected input appears in the display.
To select the
2
3
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Display
Before receiving broadcasts, make sure you
have connected FM and AM antennas to the
receiver (page 7).
Use the remote for the tuner operation.
Automatic tuning
Hard disc or MD deck
HDD/MD
If you don’t know the frequency of the station
you want, you can let the receiver scan all
available stations in your area.
Satellite tuner
TV/SAT
1
Built-in tuner (FM)
Tuner (FM)
Built-in tuner (AM)
Tuner (AM)
DVD player
DVD
VCR
VIDEO
Turn on the component and start
playback.
Rotate VOLUME to adjust the volume.
To mute the sound
Press FM or AM repeatedly to select FM
or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the system. The last received station is
tuned in.
2
3
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to
select “AUTO T.”.
Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
Press TUNING + to scan from low to high;
press TUNING – to scan from high to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
Press MUTING to mute the sound. MUTING
appears on the display when the sound is muted.
To cancel muting, press it again or turn up the
volume.
When the receiver reaches either end
of the band
Scanning is repeated in the same direction.
4
To continue scanning, press TUNING +
or TUNING – again.
Manual tuning
You can tune in the station in 50 kHz steps for
FM band and 9 kHz steps for AM band.
1
Press FM or AM repeatedly to select FM
or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the system. The last received station is
tuned in.
2
3
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to
select “MANUAL T.”.
Press TUNING + or TUNING –
repeatedly to tune in the station you
want.
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Press TUNING + to change the frequency
from low to high.
Press TUNING – to change the frequency
from high to low.
Tip
If “MEMORY” goes out before you can
store the station, start again from step 3.
6
Tuning to preset stations
1
Preset tuning
After you have tuned in stations using
Automatic Tuning or Manual Tuning, you can
preset them to the receiver. Then you can tune in
any of the stations directly. Up to 30 FM or AM
stations can be preset. The receiver will also
scan all the stations that you have preset.
Before tuning to preset stations, be sure to preset
them by performing steps on “Presetting radio
stations”.
Presetting radio stations
1
Press FM or AM repeatedly to select FM
or AM band.
Press FM or AM repeatedly to select FM
or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the system. The last received station is
tuned in.
Note
If “STEREO” does not appear at all when an FM
broadcast is received normally, press FM MODE to
turn on the “STEREO” indication.
Repeat steps 2 to 5 to preset another
station.
2
Press PRESET/CH + or PRESET/CH –
repeatedly to select the preset station
you want.
Basic Operations
If “STEREO” flashes in the display and the FM stereo
reception is poor, press FM MODE to improve the
sound. You will not be able to enjoy the stereo effect,
but the sound will be less distorted.
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Each time you press the button, the receiver
tunes in one preset station at a time, in the
corresponding order and direction as
follows:
tA1yA2y...yA0yB1yB2y...yB0T
tC0y...yC2yC1T
Tips
• In step 2, press SHIFT to select a memory page (A,
B, or C).
• You can also use PRESET TUNING +/– on the
receiver to tune to preset stations.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the system. The last received station is
tuned in.
2
3
Tune in the station that you want to
preset using Automatic Tuning or
Manual Tuning (page 12).
Press MEMORY.
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a
few seconds.
Do steps 4 to 5 before “MEMORY” goes
out.
4
Press SHIFT to select the memory page
and press PRESET/CH + or PRESET/
CH – to select a preset number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
the preset number, start again from step 3.
5
Press MEMORY again to store the
station.
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
This receiver also allows you to use RDS (Radio
Data System), which enables radio stations to
send additional information along with the
regular program signal. You can also display
RDS information.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM band
using automatic tuning, manual tuning
(page 12), or preset tuning (page 13).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the RDS indicator lights up and the
program station name appears in the display.
Description of program types
Program type
indication
Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station, press
DISPLAY.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically as
follows:
Program Station name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in 24hour system) t Sound field currently applied
t Volume
a)
b)
Type of program being broadcast (see page 14).
Text messages sent by the RDS station.
Notes
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more,
the message scrolls across the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS service,
“NO XXXX” (such as “NO TEXT”) appears in the
display.
Description
NEWS
News programs
AFFAIRS
Topical programs that expand on
current news
INFO
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
SPORT
Sports programs
EDUCATE
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
CULTURE
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
SCIENCE
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
VARIED
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel games,
and comedy
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned to
is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal strength is weak.
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POP M
Popular music programs
ROCK M
Rock music programs
EASY M
Easy Listening
LIGHT M
Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
CLASSICS
Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
WEATHER
Weather information
FINANCE
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN
Programs for children
SOCIAL
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION
Programs of religious content
PHONE IN
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
TRAVEL
Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located by
TP/TA.
LEISURE
Programs on recreational
activities such as gardening,
fishing, cooking, etc.
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Program type
indication
Description
JAZZ
Jazz programs
Country music programs
NATION M
Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
OLDIES
Programs featuring oldies music
FOLK M
Folk music programs
DOCUMENT
Investigative features
NONE
Any programs not defined above
Basic Operations
COUNTRY
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About the indications in the display
1
2
3
4
5
SLEEP L C R ; DIGITAL
; PL II
LFE
DTS
SW SL SSB SR
OPT COAX
0
9
D.RANGE EQ
MEMORY RDS
STEREO MONO
8 7
A SLEEP: Lights up when sleep timer is
activated.
B Playback channel indicators: The letters
(L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being
played back. The boxes around the letters vary
to show how the receiver downmixes the
source sound (based on the speakers settings).
L (Front Left), R (Front Right), C (Center
(monaural)), SL (Surround Left), SR
(Surround Right), S (Surround (monaural or
the surround components obtained by Pro
Logic processing)), SW (sub woofer)
6
G COAX: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the COAX
terminal.
H OPT: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the OPT
terminal.
I DTS: Lights up when DTS signals are input.
J
LFE :Lights up when the disc being played
back contains the LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) channel and the LFE channel signal is
actually being reproduced.
Example:
Recording format (Front /Surround): 3/2
Output channel: Surround speakers absent
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
L
SW
C
R
SL SSB SR
C ; DIGITAL: Lights up when the receiver is
decoding signals recorded in the Dolby Digital
format.
D ; PL (II): “PL” lights up when a 2-channel
signal is applied with “DOLBY PL” or
C.ST.EX A–C. “PL II” lights up when Dolby
Pro Logic II processing (“PLII MOV” or
“PLII MUS”) is applied. However, this
indicator does not light if the center and
surround speakers are set to “NO”, and
“A.F.D. AUTO” is selected.
E D.RANGE: Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated (page 26).
F Tuner indicators: Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See
pages 12–14 for tuner operations.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Using only the front
speakers
Listening to 2 channel stereo
sources (2CH STEREO)
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to 2
channel.
Press 2CH on the remote.
Or press SOUND FIELD on the system
repeatedly.
“2CH ST.” appears in the display and the
receiver switches to the 2CH STEREO mode.
Note
No sound is output from the sub woofer in the 2CH
STEREO mode. To listen to the 2 channel stereo
sources using the front L/R speakers and a sub woofer,
set to “A.F.D. AUTO”.
Enjoying higher fidelity
sound
— AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to select the decoding mode you want for
your audio sound.
A.F.D. mode
(Display)
Decoding mode
A.F.D. AUTO
(A.F.D. AUTO)
As encoded
PRO LOGIC
(DOLBY PL)
Dolby Pro Logic
PRO LOGIC II MOVIE
(PLII MOV)
Dolby Pro Logic II
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
(PLII MUS)
Enjoying Surround Sound
In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front L/R speakers only. There is no
sound from the sub woofer.
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Decoding the input audio
signal automatically
In this mode, the receiver automatically detects
the type of audio signal being input (Dolby
Digital, DTS, standard 2 channel stereo, etc.)
and performs the proper decoding if necessary.
This mode presents the sound as it was recorded/
encoded, without adding any surround effects.
However, if there are no low frequency signals
(Dolby Digital LFE, etc.) it will generate a low
frequency signal for output to the sub woofer.
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select “A.F.D.
AUTO”.
Or press SOUND FIELD on the system
repeatedly.
The receiver automatically detects the type of
audio signal being input and performs the proper
decoding if necessary.
Enjoying stereo sound in multi
channel (2 channel decoding
mode)
This mode lets you specify the type of decoding
for 2 channel audio sources. This receiver can
reproduce 2 channel sound in 5 channels
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through Dolby Pro Logic II or 4 channels
through Dolby Pro Logic.
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select the 2
channel decoding mode.
Or press SOUND FIELD on the system
repeatedly.
x PRO LOGIC
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Selecting a sound field
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home.
Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channel is decoded into 4.1 channels.
x PRO LOGIC II MOVIE
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for movies encoded in Dolby
Surround. In Addition, this mode can reproduce sound
in 5.1 channel when watching videos of overdubbed or
old movies.
x PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
Performs the Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as CDs.
Selecting a sound field for
movies
Press MOVIE repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
Or press SOUND FIELD on the system
repeatedly.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
Sound field
Display
CINEMA STUDIO EX A DCS
C.ST.EX A
Note
CINEMA STUDIO EX B DCS
C.ST.EX B
Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding do
not function for DTS format signals.
CINEMA STUDIO EX C DCS
C.ST.EX C
If you connect a sub woofer
About DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound)
When the audio signal is 2 channel stereo or if
the source signal does not include a LFE signal,
the receiver generates a low frequency signal for
output to the sub woofer.
Sound fields with DCS marks use DCS
technology.
DCS is the concept name of the surround
technology for home theater developed by Sony.
DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
technology to reproduce the sound
characteristics of an actual cinema cutting studio
in Hollywood.
When played at home, DCS will create a
powerful theater effect that mimics the artistic
combination of sound and action as envisioned
by the movie director.
x C.ST.EX A (CINEMA STUDIO EX A) DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema
production studio. This is a standard mode, great for
watching most any type of movies.
x C.ST.EX B (CINEMA STUDIO EX B) DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater” cinema
production studio. This mode is ideal for watching
science-fiction or action movies with lots of sound
effects.
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x C.ST.EX C (CINEMA STUDIO EX C) DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is
ideal for watching musicals or films where orchestra
music is featured in the soundtrack.
About CINEMA STUDIO EX modes
Press MUSIC repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
Or press SOUND FIELD on the system
repeatedly.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
Sound field
Display
HALL
HALL
JAZZ CLUB
JAZZ
LIVE CONCERT
CONCERT
x HALL
Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
x JAZZ (JAZZ CLUB)
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
Enjoying Surround Sound
CINEMA STUDIO EX modes are suitable for
watching motion picture DVDs (etc.), with
multi channel surround effects. You can
reproduce the sound characteristics of Sony
Pictures Entertainment’s dubbing studio in your
home.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes consist of
the following three elements.
• Virtual Multi Dimension
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a single
pair of actual surround speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
Creates the sensation that the sound is coming
from inside the screen like in theaters.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the type of reverberation found in
theaters.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes integrate
these three elements simultaneously.
Selecting a sound field for
music
x CONCERT (LIVE CONCERT)
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
To turn off the surround effect
Press 2CH or A.F.D.
Tips
• The receiver memorizes the last sound field selected
for each program source (Sound Field Link).
Whenever you select a program source, the sound
field that was last applied is automatically applied
again. For example, if you listen to DVD with HALL
as the sound field, change to a different program
source, then return to DVD, HALL will be applied
again.
• You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc. by looking at the logo on the package.
–
: Dolby Digital discs
–
: Dolby Surround encoded
programs
–
: DTS Digital Surround encoded programs
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
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Other Operations/Settings
Switching the audio input
mode for digital
components
— INPUT MODE
You can switch the audio input mode for
components for which this receiver has digital
audio input jacks.
1
2
Press INPUT SELECTOR to select the
input.
Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to
select the audio input mode.
The selected audio input mode appears in
the display.
Audio input modes
• AUTO IN
Gives priority to the digital audio signals, and
specifies analog audio signals input to the
AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks when there is no
digital audio signals.
• COAX IN
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL COAXIAL input jack.
• OPT IN
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL input jacks.
• ANALOG
Specifies the analog audio signals input to the
AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
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Selecting the digital audio
input decoding priority
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital
signal input to the digital input jacks.
1
2
3
Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
the SET UP menu.
Press V/v to select to select “DEC.
XXXX”.
Press B/b to select the setting you
want.
Digital audio input decoding
priority
• AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode
between DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM.
• PCM
PCM signals are given priority (to prevent the
interruption when playback starts). Even
when other signals are input, the sound is
output. When set to “AUTO” and the sound
from the digital audio jacks (for CD, etc.) is
interrupted when playback starts, set to
“PCM”.
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Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off automatically
at a specified time by using the remote.
1
2
Press V/v until “SLEEP” and “OFF”
indication in the display flashes.
Using the supplied remote
to controlling the other
component
You can use the supplied remote to control other
Sony components.
TV ?/1
?/1
AV ?/1
Press B/b to select the time.
SYSTEM STANDBY
The display changes cyclically as follows:
2:00:00 y 1:30:00 y 1:00:00 y
0:30:00 y OFF y 2:00:00 ...
While using Sleep Timer, “SLEEP” lights
up in the display.
VIDEO
HDD/MD
DVD
AM
FM
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
1
2
3
HDD
SHIFT
– ALBUM –
CD
– PRESET/CH –
.
– TUNING –
>
m
M
X
H
Remote
buttons for
operating
other
components
TUNING
MODE
MEMORY FM MODE
x
MUTING
TOP MENU/
GUIDE
AV MENU
F
VOLUME
G
ENTER
f
DISPLAY
TV VOL
g
O
RETURN/EXIT
TV CH
–
To check the remaining time before the receiver turns
off, perform step 1 and 2 above. The remaining time
appears in the display.
4
TEST TONE
– HDD FUNCTION –
Tip
TV/SAT
Other Operations/Settings
3
Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
the SET UP menu.
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TV/
VIDEO
MAIN
MENU
WIDE INPUT MODE
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Remote
Button
Operations
ALBUM +/– Hard disc
audio
recorder/CD
player
AV ?/1
AV MENU
Function
Remote
Button
Operations
Function
Selects the MP3
album.
TOP
MENU/
GUIDE
DVD player
Displays DVD title.
TV/VCR/Hard Turns the audio and
disc audio
video components on
recorder/
or off.
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck
VCR/Satellite Displays menu.
tuner/DVD
player
DISPLAY
TV/VCR/
VCD player/
DVD player
ENTER
VCR/Satellite After selecting a menu
tuner/DVD
item, press to enter the
player
selection.
FM MODE
Tuner
Selects FM monaural
or stereo reception.
HDD
HDD
FUNCTION
HDD CD
Switches the function
of HDD.
MEMORY
Tuner
Stores the radio
stations.
PRESET/
CH +/–
Tuner
Scans and selects
preset stations.
Selects information
displayed on the TV
screen.
VCD player/
DVD player
SHIFT
Tuner
Scans radio stations.
TUNING
MODE
Tuner
Switches the tuning
mode.
TV ?/1
TV
Turns the TV on or
off.
TV/VIDEO TV
Selects input signal:
TV input or video
input.
TV CH +/–
Select preset TV
channels.
Adjusts the volume of
the TV.
WIDE
TV
Selects the widepicture mode (only for
Sony TVs that support
wide-picture mode).
H
VCR/Hard
disc audio
recorder/
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
Tape deck
Starts play.
X
VCR/Hard
disc audio
recorder/
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
Tape deck
Pauses play or record.
(Also starts recording
with components in
record standby.)
x
VCR/Hard
disc audio
recorder/
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
Tape deck
Stops play.
Satellite tuner Exits the menu.
SYSTEM
STANDBY
(Press
AV ?/1
while
holding
down ?/1)
Control center/ Turns off the system
TV/VCR/
and other Sony audio/
Satellite tuner/ video components.
Hard disc
audio
recorder/CD
player/VCD
player/DVD
player/MD
deck/Tape
deck
TV
TV VOL +/– TV
Returns to the
previous menu.
Press repeatedly to
select a memory page
for presetting radio
stations or tuning to
preset stations.
Satellite tuner Displays guide menu.
TUNING +/ Tuner
–
TV/VCR/
Selects preset
Satellite tuner channels.
>RETURN
O/EXIT
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Remote
Button
Operations
Function
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VCR/Hard
disc audio
recorder/
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
Tape deck
Skips tracks.
Hard disc
audio
recorder/
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck
Searches tracks
(forward or
backward).
If the factory settings of the input buttons on the
remote do not match your system components,
you can change them. For example, if you have
a tape deck and you do not have an MD deck,
you can assign the HDD/MD button to your tape
deck.
VCR/
Tape deck
Fast forwards or
rewinds.
While pressing one of the input buttons on
the remote (VIDEO/HDD/MD/DVD/TV/SAT/
AM/FM) you want to assign the component,
press two numeric buttons, then release
the input button.
m/M
VCR/Satellite Selects a menu item.
tuner/DVD
player
Example: Press HDD/MD, 2, 4, then release
HDD/MD.
For the assignable components and buttons to be
pressed, refer to the table below.
Other Operations/Settings
V/v/B/b
Changing the factory
setting of a input button
on the remote
Notes
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
example only. Therefore, depending on the
component the above operation may not be possible
or may operate differently than described.
• Before you use the V/v/B/b button for receiver
operation, press MAIN MENU. To operate other
components, press TOP MENU/GUIDE or AV
MENU after pressing the input button.
To operate
Buttons
While
pressing
Press
first
Press
second
VCR (command
mode VTR 3*)
VIDEO
1
3
VCR (command
mode VTR 2*)
VIDEO
1
4
Hard disc audio
HDD/MD
recorder / CD player
2
2
MD deck
HDD/MD
2
3
Tape deck A
HDD/MD
2
4
Tape deck B
HDD/MD
3
1
DVD player
DVD
3
2
VCD player
DVD
3
3
TV/SAT
3
4
DSS (Digital Satellite TV/SAT
Receiver)
4
1
Receiver (AM)
AM
1
1
Tuner (AM)
AM
1
2
Receiver (FM)
FM
2
1
Tuner (FM)
FM
1
2
TV
* Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or 3 setting.
These correspond to 8mm and VHS respectively.
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To reset all the input buttons to
their factory setting
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and VOLUME – at the
same time.
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Setting up the speakers
You can use the SET UP menu to set the size and
distance of the speakers connected to this
system.
1
2
3
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
the SET UP menu.
Press V/v to select the menu item you
want.
For more information, see “Speaker setup
parameters”.
4
5
Press B/b to select the parameter.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have set
all of the items that follow.
Speaker setup parameters
The initial settings are underlined.
x
SW
(SUB WOOFER) (Sub woofer)
• YES
If you connect a sub woofer, select “YES”.
• NO
If you did not connect a sub woofer, select “NO”.
This activates the bass redirection circuitry and
outputs the LFE signals from other speakers.
x
L
R
(FRONT) (Front speakers)
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will effectively
reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”.
Normally, select “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel surround
sound, select “SMALL” to activate the bass
redirection circuitry and output the front channel
bass frequencies from the sub woofer. When the
front speakers are set to “SMALL”, the center, and
surround speakers are also automatically set to
“SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”).
x
C
(CENTER) (Center speaker)
• LARGE
If you connect a large speaker that will effectively
reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”.
Normally, select “LARGE”. However, if the front
speakers are set to “SMALL”, you cannot set the
center speaker to “LARGE”.
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• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel surround
sound, select “SMALL” to activate the bass
redirection circuitry and output the center channel
bass frequencies from the front speakers (if set to
“LARGE”) or sub woofer.
• NO
If you did not connect a center speaker, select “NO”.
The sound of the center channel will be output from
the front speakers.
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will effectively
reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”.
Normally, select “LARGE”. However, if the front
speakers are set to “SMALL”, you cannot set the
surround speakers to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel surround
sound, select “SMALL” to activate the bass
redirection circuitry and output the surround channel
bass frequencies from the sub woofer or other
“LARGE” speakers.
• NO
If you did not connect surround speakers, select
“NO”.
Tip
The “LARGE” and “SMALL” settings for each
speaker determine whether or not the internal sound
processor will cut the bass signal from that channel.
When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass
redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass
frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE”
speakers.
However, it is best not to cut them, if possible.
Therefore, even when using small speakers, you can
set them to “LARGE” if you want to output the bass
frequencies from that speaker. On the other hand, if
you are using a large speaker, but prefer not to have
bass frequencies output from that speaker, set it to
“SMALL”.
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set
all speakers to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass,
you can use the equalizer to boost the bass levels. To
adjust the bass, see page 26.
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the front speakers (A on page 8). You can adjust
from 1.0 meter to 7.0 meters in 0.1 meter steps.
If both front speakers are not placed an equal distance
from your listening position, set the distance to the
closest speaker.
x C DIST. X.X m
(Center speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the center speaker. You can adjust from 1.0 meter to
7.0 meters in 0.1 meter steps.
x SL SR DIST. X.X m
(Surround speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the surround speakers. You can adjust from 1.0
meter to 7.0 meters in 0.1 meter steps.
If both surround speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the distance
to the closest speaker.
x SL SR PL.
(Surround speaker placement)*
Other Operations/Settings
x SL SR (SURROUND) (Surround
speakers)
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Lets you specify the height of your surround speakers
for proper implementation of the surround effects in
the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 18).
B
B
60
A
A
30
• LOW
Select if the height of your surround speakers
corresponds to section A.
• HIGH
Select if the height of your surround speakers
corresponds to section B.
* This setup item is not available when the surround
speaker parameter is set to “NO”.
R
x L
DIST. X.X m
(Front speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
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Customizing sound fields
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x D.RANGE COMP.
(Dynamic range compressor)
By adjusting the LEVEL menu and TONE
menu, you can customize the sound fields to suit
your particular listening situation.
Position your speakers and do the procedures
described in “Placing speakers” (page 8) and
“Checking the connections” (page 11) before
you customize a sound field.
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the sound
track. This may be useful when you want to watch
movies at low volumes late at night.
• OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• STD
The dynamic range is compressed as intended by the
recording engineer.
• MAX
The dynamic range is compressed dramatically.
Adjusting the LEVEL menu
Tip
You can adjust the balance and level of each
speaker. These settings are applied to all sound
fields. (Except for the EFCT. parameter. The
setting of the EFCT. parameter is stored for each
sound field independently.)
1
2
3
Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
the LEVEL menu.
Press V/v to select the parameter.
For details, see “LEVEL menu parameters”
below.
4
5
While monitoring the sound, press B/b
to adjust the selected parameter.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
parameters.
LEVEL menu parameters
x
L
R
BAL. XXX (Front speaker balance)
Initial setting: BALANCE
Lets you adjust the balance between front left and right
speakers. You can adjust in the range of L (+1 to +8),
BALANCE (0), R (+1 to +8) in 17 steps.
Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the dynamic
range information included in the Dolby Digital signal.
“STD” is the initial setting, but it only enacts light
compression.
Therefore, we recommend using the “MAX” setting.
This greatly compresses the dynamic range and lets
you view movies late at night at low volumes. Unlike
analog limiters, the levels are predetermined and
provide a very natural compression.
Note
Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby
Digital sources only.
x EFCT. XXX (Effect level)
Lets you adjust the size of the current surround
effect. This parameter is displayed only when
“C.ST.EX A”, “C.ST.EX B”, “C.ST.EX C”,
“CONCERT”, “JAZZ”, or “HALL” is selected.
• OFF
There is no surround effect.
• STD
Normal surround effect is applied.
• MAX
The surround effect increases.
Adjusting the TONE menu
x CTR XXX dB
(Center speaker level)
You can adjust the tonal quality (bass, treble
level) of each speaker using the TONE menu.
x SUR.L. XXX dB
(Surround speaker (L) level)
1
x SUR.R. XXX dB
(Surround speaker (R) level)
x S.W. XXX dB
(Sub woofer level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 1 dB steps.
2
3
Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
the TONE menu.
Press V/v to select the parameter.
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For details, see “TONE menu parameters”
below.
4
5
While monitoring the sound, press B/b
to adjust the selected parameter.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
items.
TONE menu parameters
x BASS XXX dB
(Front speaker bass level)
Other Operations/Settings
x TREB. XXX dB
(Front speaker treble level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –6 dB to +6 dB in 1 dB steps.
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On cleaning
Additional Information
Precautions
On safety
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any question or problem concerning your
receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
On power sources
• Before operating the unit, check that the operating
voltage is identical with your local power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a long
time, be sure to disconnect the receiver from the wall
outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the
plug itself; never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified
service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the unit heats up during operation, this is not
a malfunction. Besides, it is not a malfunction that the
upper left corner of the unit heats up while the power is
on. If you continuously use this unit at a large volume,
the cabinet temperature of the top, side and bottom
rises considerably. To avoid burning yourself, do not
touch the cabinet.
On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and prolong the
life of the receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet that
might block the ventilation holes and cause
malfunctions.
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax,
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn
off and unplug the receiver.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
There is no sound from a specific component.
• Check that the component is connected correctly
to the audio input jacks for that component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is
(are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component.
There is no sound from one of the front
speakers.
• Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES
jack to verify that sound is output from the
headphones. If only one channel is output from the
headphones, the component may not be connected
to the receiver correctly. Check that all the cords
are fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component. If both channels are
output from the headphones, the front speaker
may not be connected to the receiver correctly.
Check the connection of the front speaker which is
not outputting any sound.
The multi channel surround effect of the Dolby
Digital or DTS is not obtained.
• Check that the DVD software, etc. is recorded in
Dolby Digital or DTS.
• If you connect the DVD player, etc. to the digital
input jack on this system, check the audio setting
(for digital audio output) of the component.
• Check that the audio track is correctly selected on
the DVD player. (Check the audio setting of the
DVD menu.)
• Check that you have selected the correct
component on the receiver.
• Check that the headphones are not connected.
• Press MUTING on the remote to cancel the
muting function.
• The protection circuit has been activated. Turn off
the receiver, eliminate the short-circuit problem
and turn on the power again after about
20 seconds.
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust balance parameters in the LEVEL menu.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
• Check that the connecting cords are away from a
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away
from a TV set or fluorescent light.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
There is no sound from the center speaker.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD).
• Select the CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
(page 18).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 11).
• Make sure the center speaker is set to either
“SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 24).
Additional Information
There is no sound no matter which component
is selected.
• Check that both the receiver and all components
are turned on.
• Check that the VOLUME control is not set at
“MIN”.
• Check that all speaker cords are connected
correctly.
• Press MUTING on the remote to cancel the
muting function.
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There is no sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard from the surround speakers.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
SOUND FIELD).
• Select the CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
(page 18).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 11).
• Make sure the surround speakers are set to either
“SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 25).
There is no sound from the active sub woofer.
• Check that “2CH ST.” is not selected (page 17).
The surround effect cannot be obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
A.F.D., MOVIE or MUSIC).
• Sound fields do not function for the signals with a
sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
There is no sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
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Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas are connected securely.
Adjust the antennas and connect an external
antenna if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too weak
(when tuning in with automatic tuning). Use direct
tuning.
• Make sure you set the tuning interval correctly
(when tuning in AM stations with direct tuning).
• No stations have been preset or the preset stations
have been cleared (when tuning by scanning
preset stations). Preset the stations (page 13).
• Press DISPLAY so that the frequency appears in
the display.
RDS does not work.
• Make sure that you’re tuned to an FM RDS
station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
The RDS information that you want does not
appear.
• Contact the radio station and find out whether or
not they actually provide the service in question.
If so, the service may be temporarily out of order.
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Specifications
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, DIN)
50 W + 50 W
Reference Power Output
(4 ohms 1 kHz, DIN)
FRONT1): 75 W + 75 W
CENTER1): 75 W
SURROUND1):
75 W + 75 W
1) Depending on the sound field settings and the
source, there may be no sound output.
Frequency response
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Inputs (Analog)
Sensitivity: 500 mV
Impedance: 50 kilohms
S/N2): 84 dB
(A, 500 mV3))
2) INPUT SHORT.
3) Weighted network, input level.
Inputs (Digital)
DVD (Coaxial)
Impedance: 75 ohms
S/N: 90 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
There is no picture or an unclear picture
appears on the TV screen or monitor.
• Select the appropriate input on the receiver.
• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
DVD, TV/SAT,
S/N: 90 dB
HDD/MD (Optical) (A, 20 kHz LPF)
Remote control
Sampling frequency
COAX, OPT
Outputs
LINE (sub woofer)
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor
on the
receiver.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between the
remote and the receiver.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with new
ones, if they are weak.
• Make sure you select the correct input on the
remote.
Reference sections for clearing
the memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 10
96 kHz
Voltage: 2 V
Impedance: 1 kilohms
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
Sensitivity
Mono:
18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/75 ohms
Stereo:
38.3 dBf, 22.5 µV/75 ohms
Useable sensitivity
11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono:
76 dB
Stereo:
70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono:
0.3%
Stereo:
0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 Hz – 15 kHz,
+0.5/–2 dB
Selectivity
60 dB at 400 kHz
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AM tuner section
Tuning range
Antenna
Intermediate frequency
Usable sensitivity
S/N
Harmonic distortion
Selectivity
At 9 kHz:
531 – 1,602 kHz
Loop antenna
450 kHz
50 dB/m (at 999 kHz)
54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
0.5% (50 mV/m, 400 Hz)
35 dB
General
Additional Information
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
95 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
1.3 W
Dimensions
430 × 65 × 288 mm
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
2.7 kg
Supplied accessories
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Speaker plug (5)
Wrench (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
DISPLAY 7 (16)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Display 2
INPUT SELECTOR 3 (12, 13,
20)
MUTING 6 (12)
PHONES jack 8
PRESET TUNING +/– 4 (13)
SOUND FIELD 7 (17, 18, 19,
29)
VOLUME 5 (11, 12)
1
8
SYMBOLS
?/1 (power) 1
2
3
4 5
7
6
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(3 column)
Remote control
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
P–T
V–W
PRESET/CH +/– ql (13)
RETURN O/EXIT ea
SHIFT ek (13)
TEST TONE el (11)
TOP MENU/GUIDE eh (23)
TUNING +/– 7 (12, 13)
TUNING MODE wj (12)
TV/SAT 3
TV CH +/– qf
TV VOL +/– qg
TV/VIDEO qs
TV ?/1 (power) wf
VIDEO ws
VOLUME +/– qa (11, 24, 29)
WIDE qd
TV ?/1
wf
wd
ws
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO
HDD/MD
DVD
TV/SAT
AM
FM
wa
2CH
1
A.F.D.
MOVIE
2
1
2
3
4
5
MUSIC
4
3
TEST TONE
w;
– HDD FUNCTION –
HDD
SHIFT
ql
qk
qj
qh
– ALBUM –
CD
MEMORY FM MODE
– PRESET/CH –
.
>
m
X
H
ra
r;
el
M
8
x
9
AV MENU
0
F
1
DVD
A.F.D.
2
ek
ej
TV/SAT
AM
FM
MOVIE
MUSIC
3
SHIFT
– ALBUM –
CD
MEMORY FM MODE
.
>
m
x
MUTING
AV MENU
wl
F
VOLUME
qf
TV/
VIDEO
f
DISPLAY
MAIN
MENU
WIDE INPUT MODE
TV VOL
qs
O
RETURN/EXIT
TV CH
–
TV CH
–
qg
ENTER
e;
ef
O
RETURN/EXIT
DISPLAY
G
g
qa
f
TV VOL
eg
g
ENTER
wj
wk
M
X
H
TOP MENU/
GUIDE
eh
TUNING
MODE
– TUNING –
– PRESET/CH –
VOLUME
G
wg
wh
4
TEST TONE
HDD
MUTING
TOP MENU/
GUIDE
2CH
HDD/MD
– HDD FUNCTION –
7
?/1
AV ?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO
6
TUNING
MODE
– TUNING –
?/1 (power) 1
V/v/B/b e; (11, 20, 21, 24, 26)
m/M 8
./> qk
H qj
X qh
x9
2CH ra (17, 19)
TV ?/1
?/1
AV ?/1
NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS
Additional Information
A–M
A.F.D. r; (17, 18, 19)
ALBUM +/– 6
AM wa (12, 13)
AV ?/1 (power) 2 (24)
AV MENU wl (23)
DISPLAY ef (14, 30)
DVD 4
ENTER eg
FM 5 (12, 13)
FM MODE wk (13)
HDD FUNCTION w;
HDD/MD wd
INPUT MODE ed (20)
MAIN MENU es (11, 20, 21, 24,
26)
MEMORY ej (13)
MOVIE wh (18)
MUSIC wg (19)
MUTING q; (12, 29)
TV/
VIDEO
ea
MAIN
MENU
es
WIDE INPUT MODE
ed
qd
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Index
A
T
Adjusting
LEVEL parameter 26
SET UP parameters 24
Speaker volume 11
TONE menu 26
Automatic tuning 12
Test tone 11
TONE menu 26
Tuning
Automatically 12
Manually 12
Preset stations 13
C
Clearing receiver’s memory 10
D
Digital Cinema Sound 18
L
LEVEL menu 26
M
Manual tuning 12
P
Preset tuning 13
R
RDS 14
S
Selecting
Component 12
Sound field 18–19
SET UP menu 24
Sleep Timer 21
Sound field
Customizing 26
Pre-programmed 18–19
Selecting 18–19
Speakers
Adjusting speaker volume
11
Connection 9
Placement 8
Supplied accessories 31
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