Sony HT-SS2300 User manual

Sony HT-SS2300 User manual
3-296-084-11(1)
Home Theatre
System
Operating Instructions
HT-SF2300
HT-SS2300
©2008 Sony Corporation
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear
of the unit. Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
For customers in the United
States
Model No. ______________________________________________________
Serial No. ______________________________________________________
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the apparatus with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtain, etc.
Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and
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.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from
the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible
AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the
unit, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet
immediately.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with batteryinstalled to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or
the like.
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This symbol 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.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
WARNING
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.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modification
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC
that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building,
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
For customers in Europe
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For more
detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or
data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on
how to remove the battery from the product safely.
Hand the battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
Notice for the customer in the
countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo,
108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
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About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model
HT-SF2300 and HT-SS2300. In this manual,
models of area code CEL is used for illustration
purposes unless stated otherwise. Any difference
in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “Models of area code CEL only”.
The HT-SF2300 consists of:
• Receiver
• Speaker systema)
– Front speaker
– Center speaker
– Surround speaker
– Subwoofer
STR-KS2300
SS-MSP23F
SS-CNP23
SS-SRP23F
SS-WP23
The HT-SS2300 consists of:
• Receiver
• Speaker systema)
– Front speaker
– Center speaker
– Surround speaker
– Subwoofer
a)
STR-KS2300
SS-MSP23S
SS-CNP23
SS-SRP23S
SS-WP23
Be sure to use only the supplied speakers.
• The instructions in this manual describe the
controls on the supplied remote. You can also use
the controls on the receiver if they have the same
or similar names as those on the remote.
About area codes
SPEAKERS
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the lower portion of the rear panel (see
the illustration below).
FRONT R
FRONT L
SUR R
SUR L
CENTER SUBWOOFER
Area code
Any differences in operation, according to the area
code, are clearly indicated in the text, for example,
“Models of area code AA only”.
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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.
** Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent
#’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380;
5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and
worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and
DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks
and the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of
DTS, Inc. © 1996-2007 DTS, Inc. All Rights
Reserved.
This receiver incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMITM) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
“x.v.Colour” and “x.v.Colour” logo are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
“BRAVIA” and
Sony Corporation.
are trademarks of
Note for the supplied remote
RM-AAU022 (Models of area code U, UC, CA
only)
RM-AAU023 (Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU,
TW, TH only)
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Tuner Operations
Description and location of parts...................7
1: Installing the speakers .............................14
2: Connecting the speakers ..........................17
3: Connecting the audio/video
components.............................................19
4: Connecting the antennas..........................24
5: Preparing the receiver and the remote .....24
6: Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION) .......................26
7: Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance (TEST TONE) ...........................30
Listening to FM/AM radio.......................... 49
Presetting radio stations .............................. 50
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).......... 52
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
Playback
Selecting a component.................................32
Listening/Watching a component ................33
Control for HDMI
Using the Control for HDMI function for
“BRAVIA” Sync .................................... 54
Preparing Control for HDMI function ........ 56
Watching a DVD (One-Touch Play) ........... 57
Enjoying the TV sound from the speakers
connected to the receiver
(System Audio Control)......................... 58
Turning off the receiver with the TV
(System Power Off) ............................... 59
Other Operations
Amplifier Operations
Navigating through menus...........................35
Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu).............39
Adjusting the tone (TONE menu) ...............40
Settings for the surround sound
(SUR menu)............................................40
Settings for the tuner (TUNER menu).........41
Settings for the audio (AUDIO menu).........41
Settings for the video (VIDEO menu).........42
Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu) ...43
Switching between digital and analog audio
(IN MODE)............................................ 60
Enjoying the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
(DMPORT) ............................................ 60
Using the Sleep Timer ................................ 62
Using the Remote
Changing button assignments ..................... 63
Additional Information
Enjoying Surround Sound
Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS
Surround sound
(AUTO FORMAT DIRECT)..................45
Selecting a pre-programmed sound field.....46
Using only the front speakers and
subwoofer (2CH STEREO)....................48
Resetting sound fields to the initial
settings....................................................48
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Glossary ...................................................... 64
Precautions.................................................. 65
Troubleshooting .......................................... 67
Specifications.............................................. 71
Index ........................................................... 75
Getting Started
Getting Started
Description and location of parts
Receiver
Front panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
INPUT SELECTOR
?/1
MASTER VOLUME
ACTIVE
STANDBY
PRESET TUNING
SOUND FIELD
MUTING
0
9
AUTO CAL MIC
8
7
Name
Function
Name
Function
A ?/1
(on/standby)
Press to turn the receiver
on or off (page 25, 33, 34,
48).
H MASTER
VOLUME
B ACTIVE
STANDBY
lamp
Lights up in amber when
the CONTROL FOR
HDMI is set to on and the
receiver is on standby
mode.
Turn to adjust the volume
level of all speakers at the
same time (page 31, 32,
33, 34).
I MUTING
C Display
The current status of the
selected component or a
list of selectable items
appears here (page 8).
Press to turn off the sound
temporarily.
Press MUTING again to
restore the sound (page
32).
J Remote sensor
Receives signals from
remote commander.
D PRESET TUNING Press to select a preset
+/–
station (page 51).
E SOUND FIELD
+/–
Press to select a sound
field (page 45, 46, 48).
F INPUT
SELECTOR +/–
Press to select the input
source to playback (page
32, 33, 34, 49, 50, 51).
G AUTO CAL MIC
jack
Connects to the supplied
optimizer microphone for
the Auto Calibration
function (page 27).
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About the indicators on the display
12
SLEEP L
LFE
SL
SW
qf
3
C
S
4
5
6
DIGITAL
HDMI
DTS
PL
SR
OPT COAX
D.RANGE
MEMORY RDS
ST MONO
R
qd
7
qs qa q;
9
8
Name
Function
Name
Function
A LFE
Lights up when the disc being
played back contains an LFE
(Low Frequency Effect) channel
and the LFE channel signal is
actually being reproduced.
F Preset
station
indicators
Lights up when using the receiver
to tune in radio stations you have
preset. For details on presetting
radio stations, see page 50.
G D.RANGE
B SLEEP
Lights up when the sleep timer is
activated (page 62).
Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated (page
36).
C 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.
Front Left
Front Right
Center (monaural)
Surround Left
Surround Right
Surround (monaural or the
surround components obtained
by Pro Logic processing)
Example:
Recording format (Front/
Surround): 3/2.1
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
H Tuner
indicators
Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations
(page 49), etc.
Note
“RDS” lights up for models of
area code CEL, CEK only.
I MEMORY
Lights up when a memory
function, such as Preset Memory
(page 51), etc., is activated.
J COAX
Lights up when DVD input is
selected and the source signal is
a digital signal being input
through the COAX IN jack.
K OPT
Lights up when IN MODE is set
to “AUTO” and the source signal
is a digital signal being input
through the OPT IN jack.
L ;PL/
;PLII
“; PL” lights up when the
receiver applies Pro Logic
processing to 2 channel signals
in order to output the center and
surround channel signals.
“; PLII” lights up when the
Pro Logic II Movie/Music
decoder is activated.
M DTS
Lights up when the receiver is
decoding DTS signals.
Note
When playing a DTS format
disc, be sure that you have made
digital connections and that IN
MODE is set to “AUTO”.
N SW
Lights up when the audio signal
is output from the
SUBWOOFER jack.
L
R
C
SL
SR
S
L
SW
SL
C
R
SR
D ; DIGITAL Lights up when receiver is
decoding Dolby Digital signals.
Note
When playing a Dolby Digital
format disc, be sure that you
have made digital connections
and that IN MODE is set to
“AUTO”.
E HDMI
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Lights up when a playback
component is connected to this
receiver using an HDMI jack
(page 20).
Rear panel
2
SAT IN
DVD IN
BD IN
L
DIGITAL
TV
OUT
HDMI
L
DC5V
R
OPT IN
ANTENNA
OPT IN
VIDEO 2
COAX IN
DVD
700mA MAX
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
VIDEO 1
5
DMPORT
SPEAKERS
AM
FRONT R
FRONT L
4
A ANTENNA section
SUR R
SUR L
CENTER SUBWOOFER
3
C SPEAKERS section
FM
ANTENNA
jack
Connects to the
supplied FM wire
antenna (page 24).
AM
ANTENNA
terminals
Connects to the
supplied AM loop
antenna (page 24).
Connects to the supplied speakers
and subwoofer (page 17).
D DMPORT
DMPORT
jack
B DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section
OPT IN jacks Connects to a DVD
player, etc. The
COAX IN jack
COAX IN jack provides a better
sound quality (page
22).
HDMI IN/
OUT jacks
Getting Started
1
Connects to a DVD
player, satellite
tuner, or a Blu-ray
disc player. The
image is output to a
TV or a projector
while the sound can
be output from a TV
or/and speakers
connected to this
receiver (page 20).
Connects to a
DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter (page
61).
E AUDIO INPUT section
White (L)
Red (R)
AUDIO IN
jacks
Connects to a Super
Audio CD player,
CD player, etc. (page
19, 22).
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Remote commander
You can use the supplied remote RM-AAU022 (Models of area code U, UC, CA only) or
RM-AAU023 (Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU, TW, TH only) to operate the receiver and to
control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate (page 63).
RM-AAU022
(Models of area code U, UC,
CA only)
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
RM-AAU023
(Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU,
TW, TH only)
1
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
?/1
wa
2
VIDEO2
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
BD
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MOVIE
MUSIC
THEATER
1
w;
3
DVD/BD
MENU
4
7
ql
2
6
5
9
8
>10
0/10
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS
MUTING
qk
2
SYSTEM STANDBY
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
1
?/1
wa
3
4
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
BD
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MOVIE
MUSIC
THEATRE
1
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
w;
3
DVD/BD
MENU
4
7
ql
2
8
>10
-
6
5
0/10
9
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
qk
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
qs
qs
qh
O
MENU/HOME
RETURN/EXIT
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
TUNING +
H
M
X
x
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
qd
TUNING –
qf
m
FM MODE
TV
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5
qj
qj
qg
4
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
qh
3
TUNING +
H
qg
M
FM MODE
TV
X
x
qd
qf
Function
Name
Function
Press TV ?/1 and TV (O) at
the same time to turn the TV
on or off.
F DVD/BD
MENU
AV ?/1
(on/standby)
Press to turn on or off the
Sony audio/video components
that the remote is assigned to
operate (page 63).
If you press ?/1 (B) at the
same time, it will turn off the
receiver and other Sony
components (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
Note
The function of the AV ?/1
switch changes automatically
each time you press the input
buttons (C).
Press to display the menu of
the DVD or Blu-ray disc on
the TV screen. Then, use V, v,
B, b and
(Q) to perform
menu operations.
B ?/1
(on/standby)
Press to turn the receiver on or
off.
To turn off all Sony
components, press ?/1 and
AV ?/1 (A) at the same time
(SYSTEM STANDBY).
C Input buttons Press one of the buttons to
select the component you
want to use. When you press
any of the input buttons, the
receiver turns on. The buttons
are factory assigned to control
Sony components.
You can change the button
assignments following the
steps in “Changing button
assignments” on page 63.
D 2CH
AUTO CAL
G D.TUNING
Press to enter direct tuning
mode.
D.SKIP
Press to skip a disc when
using a multi-disc changer.
H ENTER
MEMORY
E THEATER
(RM-AAU022
only)
THEATRE
(RM-AAU023
only)
Press to enjoy optimal image
suited for movies and to
output the sound from the
speakers connected to this
receiver automatically.
Note
This button will only function
if your TV is compatible with
Theater Mode.
Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV for details.
Press to store a station.
Press to display the menu of
the receiver. Then, use V, v,
B, b and
(Q) to perform
menu operations.
J TOOLS/
OPTIONS
Press to display and select the
options of the DVD player or
Blu-ray disc player.
Press TOOLS/OPTIONS and
TV (O) at the same time to
display the options applicable
to the Sony TV.
K MUTING
Press to turn off the sound
temporarily.
Press MUTING again to
restore the sound.
Press MUTING and TV (O)
at the same time to activate
the TV’s muting function.
L TV VOL
+a)/–
Press TV VOL +/– and TV
(O) at the same time to adjust
the volume level of the TV.
Press to select a sound field.
MUSIC
Press to enter the value after
selecting a channel, disc or
track using the numeric
buttons of the TV, VCR or
satellite tuner.
I AMP MENU
A.F.D.
MOVIE
Press to activate the Auto
Calibration function.
MASTER
VOL +a)/–
Press to adjust the volume
level of all speakers at the
same time.
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Getting Started
Name
A TV ?/1
(on/standby)
Name
Function
M MENU/HOME Press to display the menu of
the VCR, DVD player,
satellite tuner or Blu-ray disc
player on the TV screen.
Press MENU/HOME and TV
(O) at the same time to
display the TV’s menu.
Then, use V, v, B, b and
(Q) to perform menu
operations.
N ./>b)
Function
Press TV and the button with
orange printing at the same
time to enable TV operation.
P RETURN/
EXIT O
Press to
– return to the previous menu.
– exit the menu while the
menu or on-screen guide of
the VCR, DVD player,
satellite tuner or Blu-ray
disc player is displayed on
the TV screen.
Press RETURN/EXIT O
and TV (O) at the same time
to return to the previous menu
or exit the TV’s menu while
the menu is displayed on the
TV screen.
Q
After pressing DVD/BD
MENU (F), AMP MENU
(I), or MENU/HOME (M),
press V, v, B or b to select the
settings. Then, press
to
enter the selection if you have
pressed DVD/BD MENU or
MENU/HOME previously.
Press
also to enter the
selection of the receiver,
VCR, satellite tuner, CD
player, DVD player or
Blu-ray disc player.
Press to skip a track of the CD
player, DVD player or Blu-ray
disc player.
REPLAY < / Press to replay the previous
ADVANCE < scene or fast forward the
current scene of the VCR,
DVD player or Blu-ray disc
player.
m/Mb)
Press to
– search tracks in the forward/
reverse direction of the DVD
player.
– start fast forward/rewind of
the VCR, CD player or Bluray disc player.
Ha)b)
Press to start playback of the
VCR, CD player, DVD player,
or Blu-ray disc player.
Xb)
Press to pause playback or
recording of the VCR, CD
player, DVD player or Blu-ray
disc player. (Also starts
recording with components in
recording standby.)
xb)
Press to stop playback of the
VCR, CD player, DVD player
or Blu-ray disc player.
TV CH +/–
Press TV CH +/– and TV (O)
at the same time to select
preset TV channels.
PRESET +/–
Press to select
– preset stations.
– preset channels of the VCR
or satellite tuner.
TUNING +/–
Press to scan a station.
FM MODE
Press to select the FM
monaural or stereo reception.
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Name
O TV
,
V/v/B/b
R DISPLAY
Press to select information
displayed on the TV screen of
the VCR, satellite tuner, CD
player, DVD player or Bluray disc player.
Press DISPLAY and TV (O)
at the same time to display
TV’s information on the TV
screen.
Function
S
Press to input the decimal
point for channel numbers of
the Digital CATV terminal.
Press z and TV (O) at the
same time to input the decimal
point for the channel numbers
of the TV.
z
(RM-AAU022
only)
-/-(RM-AAU023
only)
Press to select the channel
entry mode, either one or two
digits of the VCR.
Press -/-- and TV (O) at the
same time to select the
channel entry mode, either
one ot two digits of the TV.
>10
Press to select the track
numbers over 10 of the CD
player.
CLEAR
Press to clear a mistake when
you press the incorrect
numeric button.
T Numeric
buttons
(number 5a))
Press to
– preset/tune to preset
stations.
– select track numbers of the
CD player, DVD player or
Blu-ray disc player. Press
0/10 to select track number
10.
– select channel numbers of
the VCR or satellite tuner.
Press the numeric buttons and
TV (O) at the same time to
select the TV channels.
U TV INPUT
Press TV INPUT and TV (O)
at the same time to select the
input signal (TV input or
video input).
SLEEP
Notes
• Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model.
• 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.
Press to activate the Sleep
Timer function and the
duration which the receiver
turns off automatically.
a)
The number 5, TV VOL +, MASTER VOL + and
H buttons have tactile dots. Use the tactile dots
as references when operating the receiver.
b)
This button is also available for DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter operation. For details on the
function of the button, see the operating
instructions supplied with the DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter.
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Getting Started
Name
1: Installing the speakers
This receiver allows you to use a 5.1 channel
speaker system. To fully enjoy theater-like
multi channel surround sound, be sure to
connect all the speakers (two front speakers, a
center speaker, and two surround speakers)
and a subwoofer (5.1 channel).
HT-SS2300 only
HT-SF2300 only
AFront speaker (left)
BFront speaker (right)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (left)
ESurround speaker (right)
FSubwoofer
AFront speaker (left)
BFront speaker (right)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (left)
ESurround speaker (right)
FSubwoofer
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Tip
Since the subwoofer does not emit highly directional
signals, you can place it wherever you want.
Before you install the speaker and subwoofer,
be sure to attach the supplied foot pads to
prevent vibration or movement as shown in the
illustration below.
Example of HT-SS2300 front
speaker
Installing the speakers on the
speaker stand
HT-SS2300 only
For greater flexibility in positioning the
speakers, use the optional WS-FV11 or
WS-FV10D speaker stand (available only in
certain countries). For details, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the
speaker stand.
HT-SF2300 only
For greater flexibility in positioning the
speakers, use the supplied speaker stand. For
details, refer to the supplied speaker stand
installation guide.
HT-SF2300 only
You need to attach the supplied foot pads to
the center speaker and subwoofer only.
HT-SS2300 only
You need to attach the supplied foot pads to all
the speakers and subwoofer.
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Getting Started
Installing the speakers on a flat
surface
Installing the speakers on the
wall
You can install your speakers on the wall.
1
3
Hang the speakers on the
screws.
Example of installing the speakers on
the wall
Hook on the back of the speaker
Prepare screws (not supplied)
that are suitable for the hook on
the back of each speaker. See
the illustrations below.
4.6 mm
(3/16 inch)
10 mm
(13/32 inch)
4 mm (3/16 inch)
more than 25 mm (1 inch)
4.6 mm
(3/16 inch)
10 mm
(13/32 inch)
Hook on the back of the speaker
2
Fasten the screws to the wall.
The screws should protrude
5 to 7 mm (7/32 to 9/32 inch).
5 to 7 mm
(7/32 to 9/32 inch)
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Notes
• Use screws that are suitable for the wall material
and strength. As a plaster board wall is especially
fragile, attach the screws securely to a beam and
fasten them to the wall. Install the speakers on a
vertical and flat wall where reinforcement is
applied.
• Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the
wall material or screws to be used.
• Sony is not responsible for accident or damage
caused by improper installation, insufficient wall
strength or improper screw installation, natural
calamity, etc.
• For HT-SF2300, if you install the speakers on the
wall, you do not need to attach the supplied
speaker stand.
2: Connecting the speakers
Getting Started
Before connecting the cords, be sure to
disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
C
F
SPEAKERS
A
FRONT R
FRONT L
SUR R
SUR L
CENTER SUBWOOFER
Connector
A
A
B
A
E
D
A Speaker cord (supplied)
AFront speaker (left)
BFront speaker (right)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (left)
ESurround speaker (right)
FSubwoofer
continued
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Note on speaker cords
The connector of the speaker cords are the
same color as the speaker jack to be connected.
When connecting a speaker cord, be sure to
match the colored connector to the speaker
jack on the receiver:
To connect the speakers
correctly
Check the speaker type by referring to the
speaker label* at the rear panel of the speakers.
Character on
speaker label
Speaker type
Front left
Connector
Speaker jack
L
Red
FRONT R
R
Front right
White
FRONT L
SL
Surround left
Grey
SUR R
SR
Surround right
Blue
SUR L
Green
CENTER
Purple
SUBWOOFER
* The center speaker and subwoofer do not have the
character on the speaker label. For details on the
speaker type, see page 4.
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Connecting audio components
The following illustration shows how to
connect audio components such as Super
Audio CD player or CD player.
How to hook up your
components
Getting Started
3: Connecting the audio/
video components
Super Audio CD player,
CD player
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this receiver. Before you begin,
refer to “Component to be connected” below
for the pages which describe how to connect
the audio/video components.
Before connecting the cords, be sure to
disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
After hooking up all your components,
proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas” (page
24).
Audio signal
A
Component to be connected
To connect
See
Audio components
• Super Audio CD player/
CD player
page 19
Components with HDMI jack
page 20
Video components
• TV
• DVD player, DVD recorder
• VCR
page 22
AM
SAT IN
DVD IN
B
L
DIGITAL
TV
R
OPT IN
ANTENNA
OPT IN
VIDEO 2
COAX IN
DVD
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
A Audio cord (not supplied)
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HDMI features
Connecting components with
HDMI jacks
• A digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI
can be output from the speakers connected to
the receiver. This signal supports Dolby
Digital, DTS and Linear PCM.
• This receiver supports xvYCC transmission.
• This receiver supports the Control for HDMI
function. For details, see “Control for
HDMI” (page 54).
HDMI is the abbreviated name for HighDefinition Multimedia Interface. It is an
interface which transmits video and audio
signals in digital format.
Satellite tuner,
Set-top box
DVD player
Blu-ray disc player
TV, projector, etc.
Audio/video signals
Audio/video signals
Audio/video signals
Audio/video signals
A
A
AM
SAT IN
DVD IN
BD IN
L
DIGITAL
TV
A
OUT
HDMI
L
DC5V
R
OPT IN
ANTENNA
OPT IN
VIDEO 2
COAX IN
DVD
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
VIDEO 1
A HDMI cable (not supplied)
We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable.
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700mA MAX
DMPORT
A
Notes on HDMI connections
• Refer to the operating instructions of each
component connected for details.
• We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI
conversion cable. When you connect an
HDMI-DVI conversion cable to a DVI-D
component, the sound and/or the image may
not be output.
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Getting Started
• An audio signal input to the HDMI IN jack
is output from the SPEAKERS jacks and
HDMI OUT jack. It is not output from any
other audio jacks.
• Video signals input to the HDMI IN jack can
only be output from the HDMI OUT jack.
• When you want to listen to the sound from
the TV speaker, set “AUDIO FOR HDMI”
to “TV+AMP” in the VIDEO menu (page
37). If you cannot play back multi channel
software, set to “AMP”. However, the sound
will not output from the TV speaker.
• The multi/stereo area audio signals of a
Super Audio CD are not output.
• Audio signals (sampling frequency, bit
length, etc.) transmitted from an HDMI jack
may be suppressed by the connected
component. Check the setup of the
connected component if the image is poor or
the sound does not come out of a component
connected via the HDMI cable.
• Sound may be interrupted when the
sampling frequency, the number of channels
or the audio format of the audio output
signals from the playback component is
switched.
• When the connected component is not
compatible with copyright protection
technology (HDCP), the image and/or the
sound from the HDMI OUT jack may be
distorted or may not be output.
In this case, check the specification of the
connected component.
• You can enjoy multi channel Linear PCM
only with an HDMI connection.
• Set the image resolution of the playback
component to 720p, 1080i or 1080p when
you output 96 kHz multi channel sound over
an HDMI connection.
• You may need to make certain settings on
the image resolution of the player before you
can enjoy multi channel Linear PCM. Refer
to the operating instructions of the player.
It is not necessary to connect all the cords.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
Connecting video components
The following illustration shows how to
connect video components such as DVD
player, DVD recorder, VCR, etc.
TV
Audio signals
A
B
AM
SAT IN
DVD IN
BD IN
L
L
R
R
DIGITAL
TV
OUT
HDMI
DC5V
OPT IN
ANTENNA
OPT IN
VIDEO 2
COAX IN
DVD
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
VIDEO 1
C
Audio signal
DVD player, DVD recorder
A Optical digital cord (not supplied)
B Audio cord (not supplied)
C Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
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700mA MAX
DMPORT
B
Audio signal
VCR
When you connect a DVD player
or DVD recorder
Remote
Factory setting
RM-AAU022
DVD player (Change the factory
setting if you connect a DVD
recorder)
RM-AAU023
DVD recorder (Change the
factory setting if you connect a
DVD player)
• To output the sound of the TV from the speakers
connected to the receiver, be sure to
– connect the audio output jacks of the TV to the
TV IN jacks of the receiver.
– turn off the TV’s volume or activate the TV’s
muting function.
• All the digital audio jacks are compatible with
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling
frequencies.
To change the factory setting of the DVD input
button on the remote, see “Changing button
assignments” (page 63).
Notes
• To input multi channel digital audio from the DVD
player, set the digital audio output setting on the
DVD player. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the DVD player.
• To output sound from the front speakers and the
subwoofer only when you select DVD input, be
sure to:
– connect your DVD player to the DVD COAX IN
jack on the receiver.
– press 2CH.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the
plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
• Be sure to connect the video output of the DVD
player, DVD recorder and VCR to the TV, so that
the image is displayed on the TV. Refer to the
operating instructions of each connected
component for details.
• You cannot do recording on the DVD recorder or
VCR via this receiver. For details, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the DVD
recorder or VCR.
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Getting Started
You can use the DVD input button on the
remote to control your DVD player or DVD
recorder. You may need to change the factory
setting of this button depending on the remote
supplied with this receiver. The factory setting
for the remote is shown in the table below:
Tips
4: Connecting the
antennas
5: Preparing the receiver
and the remote
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and
FM wire antenna.
Before connecting the antennas, be sure to
disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
FM wire antenna (supplied)
Connecting the AC power cord
(mains lead)
Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a
wall outlet.
AC power cord (mains lead)
AM loop antenna (supplied)
AM
SAT IN
DVD IN
L
DIGITAL
TV
SUR L
CENTER SUBWOOFER
R
OPT IN
ANTENNA
OPT IN
VIDEO 2
COAX IN
DVD
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
To the wall outlet
* The shape of the connector varies depending on
the area code of this receiver.
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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Inserting batteries into the
remote
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.
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the
RM-AAU022 (Models of area code U, UC,
CA only) or RM-AAU023 (Models of area
code CEL, CEK, AU, TW, TH only) Remote
Commander.
Observe the correct polarity when installing
batteries.
1,2
INPUT SELECTOR
?/1
MASTER VOLUME
ACTIVE
STANDBY
PRESET TUNING
SOUND FIELD
MUTING
AUTO CAL MIC
1
Press ?/1 to turn off the
receiver.
2
Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.
“CLEARING” appears on the display for
a while, then “CLEARED” appears.
All the settings you have changed or
adjusted are reset to the initial settings.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with old ones.
• Do not mix manganese batteries and other kinds of
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries to
avoid possible damage from battery leakage and
corrosion.
• When you replace the batteries, the remote buttons
may be reset to their factory settings. If this
happens, reassign the buttons again (page 63).
Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last
for about 3 months. When the remote no longer
operates the receiver, replace all the batteries with
new ones.
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Getting Started
Performing initial setup
operations
6: Calibrating the
appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION)
This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital
Cinema Auto Calibration) Technology which
allows you to perform automatic calibration as
follows:
• Check the connection between each speaker
and the receiver.
• Adjust the speaker level.
• Measure the distance of each speaker from
your listening position.
• Measure the speaker polarity.
• Measure the frequency characteristics.*
* The measurement result is not utilized for signals
with a sampling frequency of more than 96 kHz.
The DCAC is designed to obtain proper sound
balance in your room. However, you can
adjust the speaker levels and balance manually
according to your preference. For details, see
“7: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance
(TEST TONE)” (page 30).
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Before you perform Auto
Calibration
Before you perform the Auto Calibration, set
up and connect the speakers (page 14, 17).
• The AUTO CAL MIC jack is used for the
supplied optimizer microphone only. Do not
connect other microphones to this jack.
Doing so may damage the receiver and the
microphone.
• During the calibration, the sound that comes
out of the speakers is very loud. The volume
of the sound cannot be adjusted. Pay
attention to the presence of children or to the
effect on your neighborhood.
• Perform the Auto Calibration in a quiet
environment to avoid the effect of noise and
to get a more accurate measurement.
• If there are any obstacles in the path between
the optimizer microphone and the speakers,
the calibration cannot be performed
correctly. Remove any obstacles from the
measurement area to avoid measurement
error.
Note
If the muting function has been activated before you
perform Auto Calibration, the muting function will
be set to off automatically.
Example: HT-SS2300
INPUT SELECTOR
?/1
MASTER VOLUME
ACTIVE
STANDBY
PRESET TUNING
SOUND FIELD
MUTING
AUTO CAL MIC
Optimizer
microphone
Performing Auto Calibration
?/1
Getting Started
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
?/1
switch
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
DVD
Input
buttons
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
THEATRE
DVD/BD
MENU
7
-
9
8
>10
0/10
AUTO CAL
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
AMP MENU
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
MASTER
VOL +/–
O
RETURN/EXIT
1
2
Connect the supplied optimizer
microphone to the AUTO CAL
MIC jack on the front panel.
Set up the optimizer
microphone.
Place the optimizer microphone at your
listening position.You can also use a stool
or tripod so that the optimizer
microphone remains at the same height as
your ears.
Tip
When you face the speaker towards the optimizer
microphone, you will get a more accurate
measurement.
MENU/HOME
Press AMP MENU, then press
AUTO CAL.
You can also select “A.CAL YES” in the
A. CAL menu.
The following appears on the display.
A.CAL [5] t A.CAL [4] t A.CAL [3] t
A.CAL [2] t A.CAL [1]
The measurement process will take
approximately 30 seconds to complete.
The table below shows the display when
measurement starts.
Measurement for
Display
Speaker existance
TONE
Speaker gain, distance,
frequency response
T.S.P.
Subwoofer gain and distance
WOOFER
Note
You cannot measure the speaker height of the
surround speakers. Set this value using “SUR POS.”
parameters in the SYSTEM menu (page 37).
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2
Tips
• When Auto Calibration starts:
– Stand some distance from the speakers and the
listening position to avoid measurement failure.
This is because test signals are output from the
speakers during measurement.
– Avoid making noise to get a more accurate
measurement.
• The Auto Calibration function will be canceled
when you do the following during the
measurement process:
– Press ?/1 or MUTING.
– Press input buttons on the remote or INPUT
SELECTOR on the receiver.
– Change the volume level.
– Press AUTO CAL again.
Item
Explanation
RETRY
Performs the Auto
Calibration again.
SAVE
Saves the measurement
results and exits the setting
process.
WARN CHK
Displays warning
concerning the
measurement results. See
“When you select “WARN
CHK”” (page 29).
PHASE
Displays the phase of each
speaker (in phase/out of
phase). See “When you
select “PHASE”” (page 29).
DISTANCE
Displays the measurement
result for speaker distance.
Confirm the measurement
result.
LEVEL
Displays the measurement
result for speaker level.
When the measurement ends, a beep
sounds and the measurement result
appears on the display.
EXIT
Exits the setting process
without saving the
measurement results.
Confirming/saving the
measurement results
1
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Press V/v repeatedly to select
the item. Then, press
.
Measurement Display
result
Explanation
When the
measurement
process
completes
properly
SAVE
Proceed to step
2.
When the
measurement
process fails
ERROR
XXXX
3
Save the measurement result.
Select “SAVE” in step 2.
The measurement results are saved.
When error codes appear
See “When
error codes
appear” (page
28).
Try the remedies and perform the Auto
Calibration again.
Error code
Cause and remedies
ERROR 32
None of the speakers were
detected. Make sure that the
optimizer microphone is
connected properly and perform
the Auto Calibration again.
If the optimizer microphone is
connected properly but the error
code appears, the optimizer
microphone cable may be
damaged or improperly connected.
ERROR F 33
• None of the front speakers are
connected or only one front
speaker is connected.
• The optimizer microphone is not
connected.
Error code
Cause and remedies
WARN 41
The sound input from the
optimizer microphone is out of
the acceptable range. It is louder
than the loudest sound that can be
measured. Try to perform the
Auto Calibration when the
environment is quiet enough to
allow proper measurement.
WARN 42
The volume of the receiver is out
of the acceptable range. Try to
perform the Auto Calibration
when the environment is quiet
enough to allow proper
measurement.
WARN 43
The distance and position of a
subwoofer cannot be detected.
This may be caused by noise. Try
to perform the Auto Calibration
in a quiet environment.
NO WARN
There is no warning information.
ERROR SW 33 Subwoofer is not connected.
Connect the subwoofer to the
SUBWOOFER terminal.
ERROR 33
Wrong speaker detection due to
noise. Make sure the environment
is quiet during Auto Calibration.
ERROR 35
A sound similar to the beep sound
from the speakers while
performing Auto Calibration is
detected. Perform the Auto
Calibration again.
To rectify the error
1 Record down the error code.
2 Press , “RETRY Y” appears on the
display.
3 Rectify the error.
For details, see “When error codes appear”
above.
4 Press to perform Auto Calibration again.
When you select “WARN CHK”
If a warning on the measurement result is
present, detailed information is displayed.
Press
to return to step 2 of
“Confirming/saving the
measurement results”.
Warning code Explanation
WARN 40
The Auto Calibration has
completed. However, the noise
level is high. You may be able to
perform the Auto Calibration
properly if you try it again, even
though the measurement cannot
be performed in all environments.
Try to perform the Auto
Calibration in a quiet
environment.
When you select “PHASE”
You can check the phase of each speaker (in
phase/out of phase).
Press V/v repeatedly to select a
speaker, then press
to return to
step 2 in “Confirming/saving the
measurement results”.
Display
Explanation
xx* IN
The speaker is in phase.
xx* OUT
The speaker is out of phase. The
“+” and “–” terminals of the
speaker may be connected the
other way around.
* xx represent a speaker channel
FL
Front left
FR
Front right
C
Center
SL
Surround left
SR
Surround right
SW Subwoofer
Tip
Depending on the position of the subwoofer, the
measurement results for polarity may vary.
However, there will be no problems even if you
continue to use the receiver with that value.
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Getting Started
ERROR SR 33 Either the left or right surround
speaker is not connected.
Warning code Explanation
When you have finished
Disconnect the optimizer microphone from the
receiver.
Note
If you have changed the position of the speakers, it
is recommended that you perform Auto Calibration
again in order to enjoy the surround sound.
A. CAL menu parameters
You can use the A. CAL menu to make
settings for the Auto Calibration function to
suit your preference.
Select “8-A. CAL” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
7: Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
(TEST TONE)
You can adjust the speaker levels and balance
while listening to the test tone from your
listening position.
Tip
The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MUSIC
THEATRE
DVD/BD
MENU
x AUTO CAL (Auto Calibration no/
yes)
• A.CAL NO
The Auto Calibration function is not
activated.
• A.CAL YES
The Auto Calibration function start.
2CH
>10
-
0/10
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
1
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
2-5
MASTER
VOL +/–
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
x CAL LOAD (Calibration load)*
• LOAD YES
Select this when you want to load the saved
Auto Calibration result.
• LOAD NO
Select this when you do not want to load the
saved Auto Calibration result.
1
2
* You can select this parameter only when you have
performed the Auto Calibration and saved the
settings.
Press
menu.
3
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“T. TONE”.
4
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
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Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
or b to enter the
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“T. TONE Y”.
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Getting Started
The test tone is output from each speaker
in sequence as follows:
Front left t Center t Front right t
Surround right t Surround left t
Subwoofer
Adjust the speaker levels and
balance using the LEVEL menu
so that the level of the test tone
sounds the same from each
speaker.
For details, see “Adjusting the level
(LEVEL menu)” (page 39).
Tips
• To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/–. You can also
use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
• The adjusted value are shown on the display
during adjustment.
To turn off the test tone
Repeat steps 1 to 5 above. Then, select
“T. TONE N” in step 5.
You can also press any input buttons.
When a test tone is not output
from the speakers
• The speaker cords may not be connected
securely.
• The speaker cords may have the short-circuit
problem.
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Playback
Selecting a component
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
Selected input
[Display]
Components that can
be played back
DMPORT
[DMPORT]
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter connected to the
DMPORT jack
VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2
[VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2]
VCR, etc., connected to
the VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2
jack
BD
[BD]
Blu-ray disc player, etc.,
connected to the BD jack
DVD
[DVD]
DVD player, DVD
recorder, etc., connected
to the DVD jack
SAT
[SAT]
Satellite tuner, set-top
box, etc., connected to the
SAT jack
TV
[TV]
TV, etc., connected to the
TV jack
SA-CD/CD
[SA-CD/CD]
Super Audio CD/CD
player, etc., connected to
the SA-CD/CD jack
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
1
MUSIC
THEATRE
DVD/BD
MENU
7
8
>10
-
0/10
9
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
O
3
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
1
Press the input button to select
a component.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
The selected input appears on the display.
TUNER
Built-in radio tuner
[FM or AM band]
2
Turn on the component and
start playback.
3
Press MASTER VOL +/– to
adjust the volume.
You can also use MASTER VOLUME on
the receiver.
To activate the muting function
Press MUTING.
The muting function will be canceled when
you do the following.
• Press MUTING again.
• Increase the volume.
• Turn off the receiver.
To avoid damaging your
speakers
Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn
down the volume level.
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Listening/Watching a component
Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
THEATRE
2
3
3
INPUT SELECTOR
?/1
MASTER VOLUME
ACTIVE
STANDBY
PRESET TUNING
DVD/BD
MENU
7
8
>10
-
0/10
9
Playback
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
SOUND FIELD
MUTING
AUTO CAL MIC
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
5
5
TUNING +
H
M
FM MODE
TV
X
x
Notes
• The operation is described for a
Sony Super Audio CD player.
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
Super Audio CD player or CD
player.
1
Turn on the Super Audio CD player/CD
player, then place the disc on the tray.
2
3
Turn on the receiver.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to
select “SA-CD/CD”.
Tips
• You can select the sound field to
suit the music. Refer to page 46
for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Classical: HALL
Jazz: JAZZ
Live concert: CONCERT
• You can listen to the sound that
was recorded in the 2 channel
format from all speakers (multi
channel). Refer to page 45 for
details.
Press SA-CD/CD.
4
5
6
Play back the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished listening to the
Super Audio CD/CD, eject the disc and turn
off the receiver and Super Audio CD player/
CD player.
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Watching a DVD/Blu-ray disc
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
2
3
3
INPUT SELECTOR
?/1
MASTER VOLUME
THEATRE
ACTIVE
STANDBY
PRESET TUNING
DVD/BD
MENU
4
5
7
8
>10
-
0/10
SOUND FIELD
MUTING
AUTO CAL MIC
6
9
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
6
H
M
FM MODE
TV
X
x
Notes
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV and DVD player/Blu-ray
disc player.
• Check the following if you
cannot listen to multi channel
sound.
– Be sure this receiver is
connected to the DVD player/
Blu-ray disc player via a
digital connection.
– Be sure the digital audio
output of the DVD player/
Blu-ray disc player is set up
properly.
Tips
• Select the audio format of the
disc to be played, if necessary.
• You can select the sound field to
suit the movie/music. Refer to
page 46 for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Movie: C.ST.EX
Music: CONCERT
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6
TUNING +
1
Turn on the TV and DVD player/Blu-ray disc
player.
2
3
Turn on the receiver.
Press DVD to watch a DVD or press BD to
watch a Blu-ray disc.
– You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to
select “DVD” or “BD”.
– (Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU, TW, TH only)
Be sure to change the factory setting of the DVD input
button on the remote so that you can use the button to
control your DVD player. For details, see “Changing
button assignments” (page 63).
4
Switch the input of the TV so that an image
of the DVD/Blu-ray disc is displayed.
If no image is displayed on the TV screen, make sure that
the video output of the DVD player/Blu-ray disc player is
connected to the TV.
5
6
7
Play back the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished watching the DVD/
Blu-ray disc, eject the disc and turn off the
receiver, TV and DVD player/Blu-ray disc
player.
To return to the previous
display
Amplifier Operations
Press B.
Navigating through
menus
To exit the menu
Press AMP MENU.
By using the amplifier menus, you can make
various adjustments to customize the receiver.
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MUSIC
Some parameters and settings may appear dimmed
on the display. This means that they are either
unavailable or fixed and unchangeable.
THEATRE
DVD/BD
MENU
>10
-
0/10
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
1
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
2-6
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
1
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
2
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the menu you want.
3
Press
menu.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the parameter you want to
adjust.
5
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the setting you want.
or b to enter the
The setting is entered automatically.
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Amplifier Operations
2CH
Note
Overview of the menus
The following options are available in each
menu. For details on navigating through
menus, see page 35.
Menu
[Display]
Parameters
[Display]
Settings
Initial setting
LEVEL
[1-LEVEL]
(page 39)
Test tonea)
[T. TONE]
T. TONE N, T. TONE Y
T. TONE N
Front speaker balancea)
[FRT BAL]
BAL. L +1 to BAL. L +10,
BALANCE
BALANCE, BAL. R +1 to BAL. R +10
Center speaker level
[CNT LVL]
CNT –10 dB to CNT +10 dB
(1 dB step)
CNT 0 dB
Surround left speaker level
[SL LVL]
SUR L –10 dB to SUR L +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SUR L 0 dB
Surround right speaker level
[SR LVL]
SUR R –10 dB to SUR R +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SUR R 0 dB
Subwoofer level
[SW LVL]
SW –10 dB to SW +10 dB
(1 dB step)
SW 0 dB
Dynamic range compressora)
[D. RANGE]
COMP. OFF, COMP. STD,
COMP. MAX
COMP. OFF
TONE
[2-TONE]
(page 40)
Front speaker bass level
[BASS LVL]
BASS –10 dB to BASS +10 dB
(0.5 dB step)
BASS 0 dB
Front speaker treble level
[TRE LVL]
TRE –10 dB to TRE +10 dB
(0.5 dB step)
TRE 0 dB
SUR
[3-SUR]
(page 40)
Sound field selectiona)
[S.F. SELCT]
For details, see “Enjoying Surround
Sound” (page 45).
A.F.D. AUTO
Effect levela)b)
[EFFECT]
EFCT. MIN, EFCT. STD,
EFCT. MAX
EFCT. STD
TUNER
[4-TUNER]
(page 41)
FM station receiving modea)
[FM MODE]
FM MONO, FM AUTO
FM AUTO
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Parameters
[Display]
Settings
Initial setting
AUDIO
[5-AUDIO]
(page 41)
Digital audio input decoding
prioritya)
[DEC. PRI.]
DEC. PCM, DEC. AUTO
DEC. PCM for:
SA-CD/CD;
DEC. AUTO
for:
VIDEO 1,
VIDEO 2, BD,
SAT, TV, DVD
Digital broadcast language
selectiona)
[DUAL]
DUAL M, DUAL S, DUAL M/S,
DUAL M+S
DUAL M
Synchronizes audio with video
outputa)
[A.V. SYNC.]
A.V.SYNC. 0 to A.V.SYNC. 20
A.V.SYNC. 0
Switching the audio input
modea) [IN MODE]
For details, see “Switching between
digital and analog audio (IN MODE)”
(page 60).
VIDEO
[6-VIDEO]
(page 42)
Audio for HDMIa)c)
[AUDIO FOR HDMI]
AMP, TV+AMP
AMP
Control for HDMIa)c)
[CONTROL FOR HDMI]
CTRL ON, CTRL OFF
CTRL OFF
SYSTEM
[7-SYSTEM]
(page 43)
Front left speaker distancea)d)
[FL DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 22 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 9 ft.)
Front right speaker distancea)d) DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
[FR DIST.]
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 22 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 9 ft.)
Center speaker distancea)d)
[CNT DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 22 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 9 ft.)
Surround left speaker
distancea)d)
[SL DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 22 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 9 ft.)
Surround right speaker
distancea)d)
[SR DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 22 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 9 ft.)
Subwoofer distancea)d)
[SW DIST.]
DIST. 1.0 m to DIST. 7.0 m
(DIST. 3 ft. to DIST. 22 ft.)
(0.1 m (1 ft.) step)
DIST. 3.0 m
(DIST. 9 ft.)
Surround speaker positiona)
[SUR POS.]
BEHD/HI, BEHD/LO, SIDE/HI,
SIDE/LO
SIDE/LO
Brightness of the displaya)
[DIMMER]
0% dim, 40% dim, 70% dim
0% dim
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Amplifier Operations
Menu
[Display]
Menu
[Display]
Parameters
[Display]
Settings
Initial setting
A. CAL
[8-A. CAL]
(page 30)
Auto calibration no/yesa)e)
[AUTO CAL]
A.CAL NO, A.CAL YES
A.CAL NO
Calibration loada)d)
[CAL LOAD]
LOAD YES, LOAD NO
LOAD YES
a)
For details, refer to the page in the parentheses.
The surround effect is not available for 2CH STEREO and A.F.D. mode.
c) “AUDIO FOR HDMI” and “CONTROL FOR HDMI” scroll across the display, then “AUDIO” and
“CONTROL” appear respectively.
d)
When you set “CAL LOAD” in A. CAL menu to “LOAD YES”, the setting is displayed as x.xx m
(xx’xx”) and you can adjust the setting in 0.01 meter (1 inch) increment.
e)
After you select the setting, press
to confirm the selection.
b)
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Adjusting the level
(LEVEL menu)
LEVEL menu parameters
x T. TONE (Test tone)
Lets you adjust the speaker levels and balance
while listening to the test tone from your
listening position. For details, see
“7: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance
(TEST TONE)” (page 30).
x FRT BAL (Front speaker
balance)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left
and right speakers.
x CNT LVL (Center speaker level)
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. Dynamic range compression is possible
with Dolby Digital sources only.
• COMP. OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• COMP. STD
The dynamic range is compressed as
intended by the recording engineer.
• COMP. MAX
The dynamic range is compressed
dramatically.
Tip
Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the
dynamic range information included in the Dolby
Digital signal.
“COMP. STD” is the standard setting, but it only
enacts light compression. Therefore, we recommend
using the “COMP. 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.
x SL LVL (Surround left speaker
level)
x SR LVL (Surround right speaker
level)
x SW LVL (Subwoofer level)
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Amplifier Operations
You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the
balance and level of each speaker.
Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
x D. RANGE (Dynamic range
compressor)
Adjusting the tone
(TONE menu)
You can use the TONE menu to adjust the
tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front
speakers.
Select “2-TONE” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
TONE menu parameters
x BASS LVL (Front speaker bass
level)
x TRE LVL (Front speaker treble
level)
Settings for the surround
sound
(SUR menu)
You can use the SUR menu to select the sound
field you want for your listening pleasure.
Select “3-SUR” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
SUR menu parameters
x S.F. SELCT (Sound field
selection)
Lets you select the sound field you want. For
details, see “Enjoying Surround Sound” (page
45).
Note
The receiver lets you apply the last selected sound
field to an input whenever it is selected (Sound Field
Link). For example, if you select “HALL” for the
SA-CD/CD input, then change to a different input
and then return to SA-CD/CD, “HALL” will
automatically be applied again.
x EFFECT (Effect level)
Lets you adjust the “presence” of the surround
effect for sound fields selected with the
MOVIE or MUSIC button.
• EFCT. MIN
The surround effect is minimum.
• EFCT. STD
The surround effect is standard.
• EFCT. MAX
The surround effect is maximum.
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Settings for the audio
(TUNER menu)
(AUDIO menu)
You can use the TUNER menu to set the FM
station receiving mode.
Select “4-TUNER” in the amplifier menus.
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
You can use the AUDIO menu to make
settings for the audio to suit your preference.
Select “5-AUDIO” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
TUNER menu parameters
AUDIO menu parameters
x FM MODE (FM station receiving
mode)
x DEC. PRI. (Digital audio input
decoding priority)
• FM MONO
This receiver will decode the signal as mono
signal regardless of the broadcast signal.
• FM AUTO
This receiver will decode the signal as stereo
signal when the radio station is broadcast in
stereo.
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital
signal input to the DIGITAL IN and HDMI IN
jacks.
• DEC. PCM
When signals from the DIGITAL IN jack are
selected, PCM signals are given priority (to
prevent interruption when playback starts).
However, when other signals are input, there
may be no sound depending on the format.
In this case, set to “DEC. AUTO”.
When signals from the HDMI IN jack are
selected, only PCM signals are output from
the connected player. When signals in other
format are received, set to “DEC. AUTO”.
• DEC. AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode
between DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM.
Note
When set to “DEC. AUTO” and the sound from the
digital audio jacks (for CD, etc.) is interrupted when
playback starts, set to “DEC. PCM”.
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Amplifier Operations
Settings for the tuner
x DUAL (Digital broadcast
language selection)
Lets you select the language you want to listen
to during digital broadcast. This feature only
functions for Dolby Digital sources.
• DUAL M (Main)
Sound of the main language will be output.
• DUAL S (Sub)
Sound of the sub language will be output.
• DUAL M/S (Main/Sub)
Sound of the main language will be output
through the front left speaker and sound of
the sub language will be output through the
front right speaker simultaneously.
• DUAL M+S (Main + Sub)
Mixed sound of both the main and sub
languages will be output.
x A.V. SYNC. (Synchronizes audio
with video output)
Lets you delay the audio output so that the
time gap between the audio output and visual
display is minimized. You can adjust from
0 (0 ms) to 20 (200 ms) in 1 (10 ms) steps.
Notes
• This parameter is useful when you use a large LCD
or plasma monitor or a projector.
• This function does not work when:
– signals with a sampling frequency of more than
48 kHz is input.
– the multi channel Linear PCM signals are
received via an HDMI IN jack.
x IN MODE (Switching the audio
input mode)
Lets you set the audio input mode of inputs.
For details, see “Switching between digital
and analog audio (IN MODE)” (page 60).
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Settings for the video
(VIDEO menu)
You can use the VIDEO menu to make various
adjustments for HDMI settings.
Select “6-VIDEO” in the amplifier menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
VIDEO menu parameters
x AUDIO FOR HDMI (Audio for
HDMI)
Lets you set the audio output for HDMI from
the playback component connected to the
receiver via an HDMI connection.
• AMP
The HDMI audio signals from the playback
component is only output to speakers
connected to the receiver. Multi-channel
sound can be played back as it is.
Note
Audio signals are not output from the TV’s
speakers when “AUDIO FOR HDMI” is set to
“AMP”.
• TV+AMP
The sound is output from TV’s speaker and
the speakers connected to the receiver.
Notes
• The sound quality of the playback component
depends on the TV’s sound quality, such as the
number of channels, and the sampling
frequency, etc. When the TV has stereo
speakers, the sound output from the receiver is
also stereo as that of the TV, even if you play
multi-channel source.
• When you connect the receiver to a video
component (projector, etc.), sound may not be
output from the receiver. In this case, select
“AMP”.
x CONTROL FOR HDMI (Control
for HDMI)
Lets you turn the Control for HDMI function
on or off. For details, “Control for HDMI”
(page 54).
Settings for the system
(SYSTEM menu)
SYSTEM menu parameters
x FL DIST. (Front left speaker
distance)
x FR DIST. (Front right speaker
distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the front speaker (A). If both front
speakers are not placed an equal distance from
your listening position, set the distance to the
closest speaker.
A
30˚
100˚-120˚
30˚
A
100˚-120˚
x CNT DIST. (Center speaker
distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the center speaker.
x SL DIST. (Surround left speaker
distance)
x SR DIST. (Surround right
speaker distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the surround speakers.
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Amplifier Operations
You can use the SYSTEM menu to set the
distance of the speakers connected to this
system.
Select “7-SYSTEM” in the amplifier menus.
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Navigating through menus” (page 35) and
“Overview of the menus” (page 36).
x SW DIST. (Subwoofer distance)
Lets you set the distance from your listening
position to the subwoofer.
Tip
If you set “CAL LOAD” in A. CAL menu to
“LOAD YES”, you can adjust the speakers distance
in 0.01 meter (1 inch) increment.
x SUR POS. (Surround speaker
position)
Lets you specify the location of your surround
speakers for proper implementation of the
surround effects in the CINEMA STUDIO EX
modes (page 47).
• BEHD/HI
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and D.
• BEHD/LO
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and C.
• SIDE/HI
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and D.
• SIDE/LO
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and C.
Tip
Surround speaker position is designed specifically
for implementation of the CINEMA STUDIO EX
modes. For other sound fields, speaker position is
not so critical.
Those sound fields were designed under the premise
that the surround speakers would be located behind
the listening position, but presentation remains
fairly consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
surround effects become unclear unless set to
“SIDE/LO” or “SIDE/HI”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, such as wall reflections, and you may
obtain better results using “BEHD/HI” if your
speakers are located high above the listening
position, even if they are located to the immediate
left and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting
contrary to the above explanation, we recommend
that you playback multi channel surround encoded
software and select the setting that provides a good
sense of spaciousness and that best succeeds in
forming a cohesive space between the surround
sound from the surround speakers and the sound of
the front speakers. If you are not sure which sounds
best, select “BEHD/LO” or “BEHD/HI” and then
use the speaker distance parameter and speaker level
adjustments to obtain proper balance.
x DIMMER (Brightness of the
display)
Lets you adjust the brightness in 3 steps.
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Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select
the sound field you want.
Enjoying Surround Sound
Enjoying Dolby Digital
and DTS Surround sound
You can also use SOUND FIELD + or
SOUND FIELD – on the receiver.
For details, see “Types of A.F.D mode” below.
(AUTO FORMAT DIRECT)
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select
the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel
stereo sound as multi channel sound.
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
Enjoying Surround Sound
VIDEO1
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
A.F.D.
MUSIC
THEATRE
Types of A.F.D. mode
A.F.D. mode
[Display]
Multi channel
audio after
decoding
Effect
A.F.D. AUTO
[A.F.D. AUTO]
(Detecting
automatically)
Presents the sound as it was recorded/encoded without
adding any surround effects. However, this receiver will
generate a low frequency signal for output to the subwoofer
when there is no LFE signals.
PRO LOGIC
[DOLBY PL]
4 channel
Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The source recorded in
2 channel format is decoded into 4.1 channels.
PRO LOGIC II MOVIE 5 channel
[PLII MV]
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 for
watching videos of overdubbed or old movies.
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
[PLII MS]
5 channel
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode decoding. This
setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs.
MULTI STEREO
[MULTI ST.]
(Multi Stereo)
Outputs 2 channel left/right signals from all speakers.
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Selecting a preprogrammed 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.
2CH
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
BD
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MOVIE
MUSIC
MUSIC
THEATRE
A.F.D.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DVD/BD
MENU
MOVIE
AUTO CAL
Press MOVIE repeatedly to select a
sound field for movies or press
MUSIC repeatedly to select a
sound field for music.
You can also use SOUND FIELD + or
SOUND FIELD – on the receiver.
For details, see “Types of sound field
available” (page 47).
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Types of sound field available
Sound field
[Display]
Effect
Movie
CINEMA STUDIO EX A
DCS [C.ST.EX A]
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production
studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any
type of movie.
CINEMA STUDIO EX B
DCS [C.ST.EX B]
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.
CINEMA STUDIO EX C
DCS [C.ST.EX C]
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.
HALL [HALL]
Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
JAZZ CLUB [JAZZ]
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
LIVE CONCERT
[CONCERT]
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
Music
STADIUM [STADIUM]
Reproduces the feeling of a large open-air stadium.
SPORTS [SPORTS]
Reproduces the feeling of sports broadcasting.
PORTABLE AUDIO
Reproduces a clear enhanced sound image from your portable
ENHANCER [PORTABLE] audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3 and other
compressed music.
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.
• This function does not work when:
– signals with a sampling frequency of more than
48 kHz is input.
– the multi channel Linear PCM signals are
received via an HDMI IN jack.
Tips
• You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc., by looking at the logo on the
package.
• Sound fields with DCS mark use DCS
technology. See “Glossary” (page 64).
To turn off the surround effect
for movie/music
Press 2CH to select “2CH ST.” or press A.F.D.
repeatedly to select “A.F.D. AUTO”.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Sound field
for
Using only the front
speakers and subwoofer
(2CH STEREO)
In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front left/right speakers and
subwoofer only.
When multi channel surround formats are
input, the signals are downmixed to 2 channel
with bass frequencies being output from the
subwoofer.
When standard 2 channel stereo sources are
input, the receiver’s bass redirection circuitry
will be activated. The front channel bass
frequencies will be output from the subwoofer.
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
2CH
THEATRE
Press 2CH.
You can also use SOUND FIELD + or
SOUND FIELD – on the receiver.
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Resetting sound fields to
the initial settings
Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for
this operation.
1,2
2
INPUT SELECTOR
?/1
MASTER VOLUME
ACTIVE
STANDBY
PRESET TUNING
SOUND FIELD
MUTING
1
Press ?/1 to turn off the
receiver.
2
While holding down SOUND
FIELD +, press ?/1.
AUTO CAL MIC
“S.F. CLR.” appears on the display and
all sound fields are reset to their initial
setting.
1
Tuner Operations
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
Listening to FM/AM radio
You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through the built-in tuner. Before operation,
make sure you have connected the FM and
AM antennas to the receiver (page 24).
Tip
The tuning scale for direct tuning differs depending
on the area code as shown in the following table. For
details on area codes, see page 4.
FM
AM
U, UC, CA
100 kHz
10 kHz*
AU, TW, TH
50 kHz
10 kHz*
CEL, CEK
50 kHz
9 kHz
* The AM tuning scale can be changed (page 72).
Automatic tuning
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
1
MUSIC
2
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.
In case of poor FM stereo
reception
If the FM stereo reception is poor and “ST”
flashes on the display, select monaural audio
so that the sound will be less distorted.
To select monaural audio, you can
– press FM MODE repeatedly until the
“MONO” indicator lights up on the display.
– set “FM MODE” in TUNER menu to “FM
MONO” (page 41).
To return to stereo mode, you can
– press FM MODE repeatedly until the
“MONO” indicator on the display do not
light up.
– set “FM MODE” in TUNER menu to “FM
AUTO” (page 41).
THEATRE
DVD/BD
MENU
>10
-
0/10
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
TUNING +
H
M
2
FM MODE
TV
X
x
FM MODE
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Tuner Operations
Area code
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
Direct tuning
Presetting radio stations
You can enter the frequency of a station
directly by using the numeric buttons.
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
1
You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30
AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the
stations you often listen to.
Presetting radio stations
THEATRE
3
DVD/BD
MENU
>10
-
0/10
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
1
2
4
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
1
MUSIC
DVD/BD
MENU
>10
-
0/10
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
3,5
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
Press D.TUNING.
Press the numeric buttons to
enter the frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
4
VIDEO2
THEATRE
4
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
3
VIDEO1
Press ENTER.
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
1
PRESET
+/–
TUNING +
H
M
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
If you cannot tune in a station
Make sure you have entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 to 4. If you
still cannot tune in a station, the frequency is
not used in your area.
Tune in the station that you
want to preset using automatic
tuning (page 49) or direct
tuning (page 50).
Switch the FM reception mode, if
necessary (page 49).
3
Press MEMORY.
“MEMORY” lights up for a few seconds.
Perform steps 4 and 5 before
“MEMORY” goes out.
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4
Press the numeric buttons to
select a preset number.
Tuning to preset stations
You can also press the PRESET + or
PRESET – to select a preset number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you
select the preset number, start again from
step 3.
5
VIDEO2
BD
DVD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
THEATRE
Press ENTER.
The station is stored as the selected preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
ENTER, start again from step 3.
6
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
DVD/BD
MENU
Numeric
buttons
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
>10
-
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
0/10
CLEAR
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
DISPLAY
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to preset
another station.
ENTER
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
TUNING –
m
Tuner Operations
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
2
TUNING +
H
M
1
Press TUNER repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
2
Press PRESET + or PRESET –
repeatedly to select the preset
station you want.
Each time you press the button, you can
select a preset station as follows:
01
02
03
30
04
29
05
...
27
28
You can also press the numeric buttons to
select the preset station you want. Then,
press ENTER to enter the selection.
Using the controls on the
receiver
1 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or INPUT
SELECTOR – repeatedly to select the FM
or AM band.
2 Press PRESET TUNING + or PRESET
TUNING – repeatedly to select the preset
station you want.
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
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
display RDS information.
Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station,
press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
Program Service name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in
24-hour system mode) t Sound field
currently applied t Volume level
Notes
a)
• RDS is operable only for FM stations.
• Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
b) Text
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM
band using direct tuning (page 50),
automatic tuning (page 49), or
preset tuning (page 51).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, “RDS” lights up and the program
service name appears on the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if
the signal strength is weak.
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Type of program being broadcast (page 52).
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 on the display.
Description of program types
Program type Description
indication
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
Program type Description
indication
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel
games, and comedy
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.
JAZZ
Jazz programs
COUNTRY
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
Tuner Operations
VARIED
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Note
Control for HDMI
Using the Control for
HDMI function for
“BRAVIA” Sync
To use “BRAVIA” Sync, set the Control for
HDMI function as explained below.
By connecting Sony components that are
compatible with the Control for HDMI
function with an HDMI cable (not supplied),
operation is simplified as follows:
• One-Touch Play: When you play back a
component such as a DVD/Blu-ray disc
player, the receiver and the TV are turned on
automatically and switched to the
appropriate HDMI input.
• System Audio Control: While watching TV,
you can select to output the sound from the
TV speaker or the speakers connected to the
receiver.
• System Power Off: When you turn off the
TV, the receiver and connected components
are also turned off simultaneously.
Control for HDMI is a mutual control function
standard used by HDMI CEC (Consumer
Electronics Control) for HDMI (HighDefinition Multimedia Interface).
The Control for HDMI function
does not work in the following
cases:
• When you connect the receiver to a
component which does not correspond with
Sony Control for HDMI function.
• When you connect the receiver and
components using other than HDMI
connection.
We recommend that you connect the receiver
to products featuring “BRAVIA” Sync.
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Depending on the connected component, the
Control for HDMI function may not work. Refer to
the operating instructions of the component.
To enjoy TV multi channel
surround sound broadcasting
Connecting a TV and other
components
You can listen to TV multi channel surround
sound broadcasting from the speakers
connected to the receiver.
Connect the OPTICAL output jack of the TV
to the TV OPT IN jack of the receiver.
Before connecting the cords, be sure to
disconnect the AC power cord.
Satellite tuner/Set-top box
DVD player
Audio/video
signals
Audio/video
signals
Audio/video
signals
A
AM
A
SAT IN
DVD IN
A
BD IN
OUT
HDMI
L
DC5V
R
OPT IN
ANTENNA
OPT IN
COAX IN
VIDEO 2
DVD
Control for HDMI
L
DIGITAL
TV
Blu-ray disc player
700mA MAX
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
VIDEO 1
B
C
DMPORT
A
Audio/video
signals
Audio signals
TV, etc.
A HDMI cable (not supplied)
We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable.
B Optical digital cord (not supplied)a)
C Audio cord (not supplied)a)
a)
Connect at least one of the audio cords (B or C).
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5 Set the Control for HDMI function for the
Preparing Control for
HDMI function
This receiver supports the Control for HDMIEasy Setting function.
This function is only available for certain
types of TV. When you perform the Control
for HDMI-Easy Setting from the TV, the
Control for HDMI setting on this receiver will
automatically change accordingly.
During Control for HDMI-Easy Setting
operation, “CONTROL”, “SCAN FOR” and
“HDMI” appear sequentially in the display.
This receiver will automatically change the
input to HDMI input. When the setting is
completed, “COMPLETE” appears on the
display.
For details, refer to the operating instructions
of the TV.
If your TV does not support the Control for
HDMI-Easy Setting function, do the following
procedures. For details on setting the TV and
connected components, refer to the operating
instructions of the respective components.
1 Make sure that the receiver is connected to
the TV and components (compatible with
Control for HDMI function) via HDMI
connection.
2 Turn on the receiver, TV and connected
components.
3 Set the respective Control for HDMI
function for the receiver and TV to on.
See “To set Control for HDMI” (page 57).
For details on setting the TV, refer to the
operating instructions of the TV.
4 Select the HDMI input of the receiver and
TV to match the HDMI input of the
connected component, so that the image
from the connected component is displayed.
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connected component to on.
If the Control for HDMI function for the
connected component is already set to on,
you do not need to change the setting.
6 Repeat step 4 and 5 for other components
that you want to use the Control for HDMI
function.
Notes
• If you unplug and reconnect the HDMI cable, be
sure to repeat steps 1 to 6 above.
• You cannot perform One-Touch Play and System
Audio Control during Control for HDMI-Easy
Setting operation.
• Before you do the Control for HDMI-Easy Setting
from the TV, be sure to turn on the TV, connected
components and receiver.
• If the playback components cannot function after
you have made the settings for Control for HDMIEasy Setting, check the Control for HDMI setting
on your TV.
• If the connected components do not support
Control for HDMI-Easy Setting, you need to set
the Control for HDMI function for the connected
components to on before you perform the Control
for HDMI-Easy Setting from the TV.
To set Control for HDMI
7
8
>10
-
0/10
9
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
Watching a DVD
(One-Touch Play)
D.TUNING
1
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
2-6
Play back a connected component.
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
1
You can enjoy sound and image from the
components connected to the receiver via
HDMI connections by a simple operation.
The receiver and the TV are turned on
automatically and switched to the appropriate
HDMI input.
TUNING +
H
M
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
2
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“6-VIDEO”.
3
Press
menu.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“CONTROL FOR HDMI”.
Watching a DVD by simple
operation
You can also select a connected component,
such as a DVD/Blu-ray disc player using the
TV menu. In this case, the receiver and the TV
switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
Note
Depending on the TV, the start of the content may
not be output.
“CONTROL FOR HDMI” scrolls across
the display, then “CONTROL” appears.
5
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“CTRL ON”.
Control for HDMI function is activated.
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Control for HDMI
or b to enter the
Notes
Enjoying the TV sound
from the speakers
connected to the receiver
(System Audio Control)
You can enjoy the TV sound from the speakers
connected to the receiver by a simple
operation.
You can operate System Audio Control
function using the TV menu. For details, refer
to the operating instructions of the TV.
When System Audio Control function is
turned on, the receiver will turns on and
switches to the appropriate input
automatically.
TV sound is output from the speakers
connected to the receiver, and the volume of
the TV is minimized simultaneously.
You can use the System Audio Control
function as follows.
• If you turn on the receiver while the TV is
turned on, the System Audio Control
function will automatically be set to on and
the TV sound will output from the speakers
connected to the receiver. However, if you
turn off the receiver, the sound will output
from the TV speakers.
• You can adjust the receiver’s volume when
you adjust the TV volume.
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• If System Audio Control does not function
according to your TV setting, refer to the operating
instructions of the TV.
• When “CONTROL FOR HDMI” is set to “CTRL
ON”, the “AUDIO FOR HDMI” settings in the
VIDEO menu will set automatically depending on
the System Audio Control settings.
• When you connect a TV that does not have System
Audio Control function, the System Audio Control
function does not work.
• If the TV is turned on before turning on the
receiver, the TV sound will not be output for a
moment.
• When you switch to an input other than HDMI or
TV, the System Audio Control function will
automatically be set to off.
• If you switch from other input to HDMI or TV
input, the System Audio Control function will
automatically be set to on.
Notes
Turning off the receiver
with the TV
(System Power Off)
When you turn the TV off by using the
POWER button on the TV’s remote, the
receiver and the connected components turn
off automatically.
You can also use the receiver’s remote to turn
off the TV.
TV INPUT
TV ?/1
SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1
?/1
SYSTEM STANDBY
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
BD
SAT
TV
2CH
A.F.D.
MOVIE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
• Set the TV Standby Synchro to “ON” before using
the System Power Off function. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of the TV.
• Depending on the status, the connected
components may not be turned off. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of the connected
components.
TV ?/1
DVD
SA-CD/CD TUNER
MUSIC
THEATRE
>10
-
0/10
Control for HDMI
DVD/BD
MENU
AUTO CAL
D.TUNING
D.SKIP
MEMORY AMP MENU
ENTER
CLEAR
DISPLAY
TOOLS/
OPTIONS MUTING
TV VOL
MASTER VOL
O
RETURN/EXIT
MENU/HOME
TV CH –
TV CH +
PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET +
<
<
.
>
TUNING –
m
TUNING +
H
TV
M
FM MODE
TV
X
x
Press TV and TV ?/1 at the same
time.
The TV, receiver and the components
connected via HDMI are turned off.
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Other Operations
Switching between
digital and analog audio
(IN MODE)
You can select the audio input mode setting
when you connect components to both digital
and analog audio input jacks on the receiver.
1
Press AMP MENU.
“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.
2
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“5-AUDIO”.
3
Press
menu.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“IN MODE”.
5
Press
or b to enter the
parameter.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the audio input you want.
(DMPORT)
The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT)
allows you to enjoy sound from a network
system such as a portable audio source or
computer.
By connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter (not supplied), you can enjoy sound
from the connected component on the
receiver.
For details, see the operating instructions
supplied with the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter.
Notes
or b to enter the
Audio input modes
x AUTO
Gives priority to digital audio signals when
there are both digital and analog connections.
If there are more than one digital connection,
HDMI audio signals have priority over
COAXIAL and OPTICAL audio signals.
If there are no digital audio signals, analog
audio signals are selected.
x ANALOG
Specifies the analog audio signals input to the
AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
Note
Some audio input modes may not be set up
depending on the input.
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Enjoying the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT
• Do not connect an adapter other than the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter.
• Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect
the AC power cord (mains lead).
• Do not connect or disconnect the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter while the receiver is turned
on.
• Depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter, video output may not be possible.
• The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters are
available for purchase depending on the area.
Connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter
You can listen to the sound from the
component connected through the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter to the DMPORT jack
on the receiver.
You can also view the images on the TV
screen by connecting the video output of the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the video
input of the TV.
To detach the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter from DMPORT jack
DC5V
700mA
MAX
1
2
DMPORT
1
Press and hold both sides of the connector and
then pull out the connector.
Notes
SAT IN
DVD IN
BD IN
L
DIGITAL
OUT
HDMI
L
DC5V
R
COAX IN
DVD
700mA MAX
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
SA-CD/CD
TV
VIDEO 1
DMPORT
TV
• When connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter, be sure the connector is inserted with the
arrow mark facing toward the arrow mark on the
DMPORT jack.
• Be sure to make DMPORT connections firmly,
insert the connector straight in.
• As the connector of the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter is fragile, be sure to handle with care when
placing or moving the receiver.
1
A
2
* The type of connector varies depending on the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied
with the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
A Video cord (not supplied)
Press DMPORT.
You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR
on the receiver to select “DMPORT”.
DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT
adapter
Start playback of the connected
component.
The sound is played back on the receiver
and the image appears on the TV.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter.
Notes
• Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter, you can operate the connected
component by using the remote. For details on
remote button operation, see page 10.
• Be sure you have made the video connection from
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the TV
(page 61).
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Other Operations
Listening/watching a connected
component through DMPORT
connection
Tip
When listening to MP3 or other compressed music
using a portable audio source, you can enhance the
sound. Press MUSIC repeatedly to select
“PORTABLE” (page 46).
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off
automatically at a specified time.
Press SLEEP repeatedly while the
power is on.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
2-00-00 t 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00
t OFF
When sleep timer is activated, the display dims
and “SLEEP” indicator lights up.
Note
If you press any buttons on the remote or receiver
after the display dims, the display brightens up.
After a while, the display dims again if no button is
pressed.
Tip
To check the remaining time before the receiver
turns off, press SLEEP. The remaining time appears
on the display. If you press SLEEP again, the sleep
timer will be canceled.
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Using the Remote
Categories
Press
VCR (command mode
VTR 3)a)
1
VCR (command mode
VTR 2)a)
2
DVD player/DVD recorder
(command mode DVD1)b)
3
DVD recorder
(command mode DVD3)b)
4
CD player
5
Euro Digital Satellite
Receiver
6
DVR (Digital CATV
terminal)
7
Referring to the table below,
press the corresponding
button for the category you
want.
DSS (Digital Satellite
Receiver)
8
Blu-ray disc player
(command mode BD1)c)
9
Example: Press 4.
Now you can use the VIDEO 1 button to
control the DVD recorder.
Blu-ray disc recorder
(command mode BD3)c)
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Changing button
assignments
You can change the factory settings of the
input buttons to suit the components in your
system. For example, if you connect a DVD
recorder to the VIDEO 1 jacks on the receiver,
you can set the VIDEO 1 button on this remote
to control the DVD recorder.
1
Hold down the input button of
which you want to change the
assignment.
Example: Hold down VIDEO 1.
2
Categories and the
corresponding buttons
TV
(RMAAU022 only)
z
Not assigned
ENTER/
MEMORY
a) Sony
VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or VTR 3
setting which correspond to 8 mm and VHS
respectively.
b)
Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or
DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the DVD recorders.
c) For details on the BD1 or BD3 setting, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the Blu-ray
disc player or Blu-ray disc recorder.
To clear all remote button
assignments
Press ?/1, DMPORT and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
The remote is reset to its factory settings.
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Using the Remote
-/-- (RMAAU023 only)
x Dolby Digital
Additional Information
Glossary
x Cinema Studio EX
A surround sound mode that can be regarded
as the compilation of Digital Cinema Sound
technology, delivers the sound of a dubbing
theater using three technologies: “Virtual
Multi Dimensions”, “Screen Depth
Matching”, and “Cinema Studio
Reverberation”.
“Virtual Multi Dimensions”, the virtual
speaker technology, creates a virtual multisurround environment with actual speakers up
to 7.1 channels, and brings the surround sound
experience of a theater with the latest facilities
into your home.
“Screen Depth Matching” reproduces treble
attenuation, fullness, and depth of sound
usually created in a theater using sound
emission from behind the screen. This is then
added to the front and center channels.
“Cinema Studio Reverberation” reproduces
the sound characteristics of state-of-the-art
dubbing theaters and recording studios,
including Sony Pictures Entertainment’s
dubbing studios. There are three modes, A/B/
C, available according to the studio type.
x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS)
A unique sound reproduction technology for
home theater developed by Sony, in
cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment,
for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound
of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital
Cinema Sound” developed by integrating a
DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and measured
data, the ideal sound field intended by
filmmakers can be experienced at home.
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Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. It
consists of front (Left/Right), center, surround
(Left/Right) and subwoofer channels. It is a
designated audio standard for DVD-video and
also known as 5.1 channel surround. Since
surround information is recorded and
reproduced in stereo, more realistic sound with
fuller presence is delivered than with Dolby
surround.
x Dolby Pro Logic II
This technology converts 2 channel stereo
recorded audio into 5.1 channel for playback.
There is a MOVIE mode for movies and
MUSIC mode for stereo sources such as
music. Old movies encoded in the traditional
stereo format can be enhanced with 5.1
channel surround sound.
x Dolby Surround (Dolby Pro
Logic)
Audio processing technology developed by
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Center and mono
surround information is matrixed into two
stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is
decoded and output in 4 channel surround
sound. This is the most common audio
processing method for DVD-video.
x DTS Digital Surround
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
for theaters developed by DTS, Inc. It
compresses audio less than Dolby Digital,
delivering a higher quality sound
reproduction.
x HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface)
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) is an interface that supports both
video and audio on a single digital connection,
allowing you to enjoy high quality digital
picture and sound. The HDMI specification
supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Contents Protection), a copy protection
technology that incorporates coding
technology for digital video signals.
x L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effects)
Sound effects of low frequencies which are
output from a subwoofer in Dolby Digital or
DTS, etc. By adding a deep bass with a
frequency between 20 to 120 Hz, audio
becomes more powerful.
x Sampling frequency
To convert analog audio to digital, analog data
should be quantified. This process is called
sampling, and the number of times per second
the analog data is quantified is called the
sampling frequency. A standard music CD
stores data quantified at 44,100 times per
second, which is expressed as a sampling
frequency of 44.1 kHz. Generally speaking, a
higher sampling frequency means better sound
quality.
x TSP (Time Stretched Pulse)
x x.v.Colour
On safety
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 receiver, check that the
operating voltage is identical with your local
power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate on the back 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.
• (Models of area code U, UC, CA only)
One blade of the plug is wider than the other
for the purpose of safety and will fit into the
wall outlet only one way. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact
your dealer.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at
a qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the receiver heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If you
continuously use this receiver at a large
volume, the cabinet temperature of the top,
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid
burning yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
x.v.Colour is a more familiar term for the
xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a
trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international
standard for colour space in video.
This standard can express a wider colour range
than the currently used broadcast standard.
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Additional Information
A TSP signal is a highly precise measuring
signal that utilizes impulse energy, measuring
a wide band, from low to high, in a short
period.
The amount of energy used to measure signals
is important to ensure measurement accuracy
in a normal indoor environment. Using TSP
signals makes it possible to measure signals
effectively.
Precautions
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.
• Do not place the receiver near equipment
such as a TV, VCR, or tape deck. If the
receiver is being used in combination with a
TV, VCR, or tape deck, and is placed too
close to that equipment, noise may result,
and picture quality may suffer. This is
especially likely when using an indoor
antenna. Therefore, we recommend using an
outdoor antenna.
• Use caution when placing the receiver 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.
If you encounter color
irregularity on a nearby TV
screen
The front speakers and center speaker are
magnetically shielded to allow it to be
installed near a TV set. However, color
irregularities may still be observed on certain
types of TV sets. As the surround speakers and
subwoofer are not magnetically shielded, we
recommend that you place the surround
speakers and subwoofer slightly further away
from TV set (page 14).
If color irregularity is
observed...
Turn off the TV set, then turn it on again after
15 to 30 minutes.
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If color irregularity is observed
again...
Place the speaker further away from the TV
set.
If howling occurs
Reposition the speakers or turn down the
volume on the receiver.
On cleaning
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 questions or problems
concerning your receiver, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem.
Audio
There is no sound, no matter which
component is selected, or only a very
low-level sound is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected securely.
• Check that both the receiver and all
components are turned on.
• Check that MASTER VOLUME is not set
to “VOL MIN”.
• Press MUTING to cancel the muting
function.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component with the input buttons.
• The protective device on the receiver has
been activated. Turn off the receiver,
eliminate the short-circuit problem, and
turn on the power again.
• Check that the IN MODE setting is
correct.
There is no sound from digital sources
(from COAXIAL or OPTICAL input jack).
• Check that the IN MODE is set to
“AUTO”.
The left and right sounds are
unbalanced or reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust the balance parameters using the
LEVEL menu (page 39).
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 (10 feet) away from a TV set or
fluorescent light.
• Move your audio components away from
the TV.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them
with a cloth slightly moistened with
alcohol.
There is pop noise from a specific
component connected to this receiver
when you turn on the component.
• Check that the IN MODE is set to
“AUTO” for the selected input (page 60).
There is no sound, or only a very lowlevel sound is heard from the center/
surround speakers.
• Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode
(page 47).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 30).
• Check that the speakers are connected
securely.
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Additional Information
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.
• Make sure you have connected to both the
L and R jacks of an analog component, and
not only to either the L or R jack. Use an
audio cord (not supplied).
There is no sound from the subwoofer.
• Check that the subwoofer is connected
correctly and securely.
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on
(press MOVIE, or MUSIC).
• Sound fields do not function for signals
with a sampling frequency of more than
48 kHz.
Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel
sound is not reproduced.
• Check that the DVD, etc. you are playing
is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS
format.
• When connecting the DVD player, etc., to
the digital input jacks of this receiver,
check the audio setting (the settings for the
audio output) of the connected component.
There is no sound from the component
connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter.
• Adjust the volume of this receiver.
• The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter
and/or component is not connected
correctly. Turn off the receiver, then
reconnect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter and/or component.
• Check the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter and/or component device to make
sure it supports this receiver.
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Video
There is no picture or an unclear
picture appears on the TV screen or
monitor.
• Make sure you have connected the video
output of your video component to the TV.
• Move your audio components away from
the TV.
• Depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter, video output may not be
possible.
HDMI
The source sound input to the HDMI
jack on the receiver is not output from
the receiver or the TV speaker.
• Check the setting of Audio for HDMI in
the VIDEO menu (page 42).
• Check the HDMI connection (page 20).
• You cannot listen to the Super Audio CD
by connecting HDMI.
• Depending on the playback component,
you may need to set up the component.
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with each component.
The source image input to the HDMI
jack on the receiver is not output from
the TV.
• Check the HDMI connection (page 20).
• Depending on the playback component,
you may need to set up the component.
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with each component.
The control for HDMI function does not
work.
• Check the HDMI connection (page 20).
• Make sure “CONTROL FOR HDMI” is
set to “CTRL ON” in VIDEO menu.
• Make sure the connected component is
compatible with the Control for HDMI
function.
• Check the Control for HDMI settings on
the connected component. Refer to the
operating instructions of the connected
component.
• Repeat the procedures of “Preparing
Control for HDMI function” if you change
the HDMI connection, connect/disconnect
the AC power cord, or there is a power
failure (page 56).
The FM reception is poor.
• Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)
to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM
antenna as shown below. If you connect
the receiver to an outdoor antenna, ground
it against lightning. To prevent a gas
explosion, do not connect the ground wire
to a gas pipe.
Outdoor FM antenna
Receiver
AM
Ground wire
(not supplied)
ANTENNA
To ground
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 (page 50).
• 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 50).
RDS does not work.a)
• Make sure that you are tuned to an FM
RDS station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
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Additional Information
No sound is output from the receiver
and TV speaker while using the System
Audio Control function.
• Make sure the TV is compatible with the
System Audio Control function.
• If the TV does not have System Audio
Control function, set the “AUDIO FOR
HDMI” settings in VIDEO menu to
– “TV+AMP” if you want to listen to the
sound from the TV speaker and
receiver.
– “AMP” if you want to listen to the
sound from the receiver.
• If you cannot listen to the sound of a
component connected to the receiver
– Select the appropriate input when you
want to watch a program on a
component connected via HDMI
connection to the receiver.
– Change the TV channel when you want
to watch a TV broadcast.
– Select the component or input you want
to watch when you watch a program on
the component connected to the TV.
Refer to the operating instructions of the
TV on this operation.
Tuner
The RDS information that you want
does not appear.a)
• Contact the radio station and find out
whether they actually provide the service
in question. If so, the service may be
temporarily out of order.
a) Models
If you are unable to remedy the
problem using the
troubleshooting guide
Clearing the receiver’s memory may remedy
the problem (page 25). However, note that all
memorized settings will be reset to their
factory settings and you will have to readjust
all settings on the receiver.
of area code CEL, CEK only.
If the problem persist
Remote control
The remote does not function.
• For receiver operation, you can only use
the DISPLAY button when the TUNER
input is selected.
• 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.
Error messages
If there is a malfunction, the display shows a
message. You can check the condition of the
system by the message. Refer to the following
table to solve the problem. If any problem
persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If an error message appears while you perform
Auto Calibration, see “When error codes
appear” (page 28) to solve the problem.
PROTECT
Irregular current is output from the
speakers. The receiver will automatically
turn off after a few seconds. Check the
speaker connection and turn on the power
again.
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Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if
service personnel changes some parts during
repair, these parts may be retained.
Reference sections for clearing
the receiver’s memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 25
Customized sound fields
page 48
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
(Models of area code U, UC only)
With 3 ohm loads, both channels driven, from
170 – 20,000 Hz; rated 84 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 1%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts
to rated output.
Models of area code TH
Power Output1)
Stereo mode (rated) 90 W + 90 W
(3 ohms at 1 kHz,
THD 1%)
Surround mode (reference)
RMS Output
(3 ohms at 1 kHz, THD
10%)
FRONT2): 125 W/ch
CENTER2): 125 W
SUR2): 125 W/ch
(1.5 ohms at 80 Hz, THD
10%)
SUBWOOFER2): 210 W
Amplifier section
1) Measured
Specifications
AUDIO POWER
SPECIFICATIONS
Models of area code U, UC, CA
Power Output1)
Stereo mode (rated) 84 W + 84 W
(3 ohms at 170 –
20,000 Hz, THD 1%)
Surround mode (reference)
RMS Output
(3 ohms at 1 kHz,
THD 10%)
FRONT2): 143 W/ch
CENTER2): 143 W
SUR2): 143 W/ch
(1.5 ohms at 80 Hz,
THD 10%)
SUBWOOFER2): 285 W
Area code
Power requirements
U, UC, CA
120 V AC, 60 Hz
CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50 Hz
AU
240 V AC, 50 Hz
TW
110 V AC, 60 Hz
TH
220 V AC, 50 Hz
2)
Reference power output for front, center, surround
speakers and subwoofer. Depending on the sound
field settings and the source, there may be no
sound output.
Inputs
Analog
Sensitivity: 1 V/50 kohms
Digital (Coaxial) Impedance: 75 ohms
Tone
Gain levels
±10 dB, 0.5 dB step
Reproduction frequency range:
28 – 20,000 Hz
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Additional Information
Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU, TW
Power Output1)
Stereo mode (rated) 108 W + 108 W
(3 ohms at 1 kHz,
THD 1%)
Surround mode (reference)
RMS Output
(3 ohms at 1 kHz,
THD 10%)
FRONT2): 143 W/ch
CENTER2): 143 W
SUR2): 143 W/ch
(1.5 ohms at 80 Hz,
THD 10%)
SUBWOOFER2): 285 W
under the following conditions:
FM tuner section
Power consumption
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna
FM wire antenna
Antenna terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Area code
Tuning scale
10 kHz step
9 kHz step
U, UC, CA, AU
531 –
530 –
1,710 kHz3) 1,710 kHz3)
TW, TH
530 –
531 –
1,610 kHz3) 1,602 kHz3)
CEL, CEK
–
531 –
1,602 kHz
Antenna
Loop antenna
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
3) You can
change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or
10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off
the receiver. While holding down PRESET
TUNING +, press ?/1. All preset stations will be
erased when you change the tuning scale. To reset
the scale to 10 kHz (or 9 kHz), repeat the
procedure.
General
Power requirements
Area code
Power requirements
U, UC, CA
120 V AC, 60 Hz
CEL, CEK
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
AU
240 V AC, 50 Hz
TW
110 V AC, 60 Hz
TH
220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power output (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT)
DC OUT:
5 V, 700 mA MAX
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Area code
Power consumption
U, CEL, CEK, AU,
TW
165 W
UC, CA
165 W (for USA)
245 VA (for CANADA)
TH
140 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
0.3 W (When “CONTROL
FOR HDMI” in VIDEO
menu is set to “CTRL
OFF”)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
430 × 66.7 × 333 mm
(17 × 2 3/4 × 13 1/8 inches)
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
3.5 kg (7 lb 12 oz)
Speaker section
HT-SF2300 only
• Front speaker (SS-MSP23F)
• Surround speaker (SS-SRP23F)
• Center speaker (SS-CNP23)
Front/Center speaker
Full range, Magnetically
shielded
Surround speaker
Full range
Speaker unit
Front/Surround speaker
65 mm (2 5/8 inches),
cone type
Center speaker
30 × 60 mm
(1 3/16 × 2 3/8 inches),
cone type
Enclosure type
Front/Surround speaker
Bass reflex
Center speaker
Acoustic suspension
Rated Impedance
3 ohms
Dimension (w/h/d) (Approx.)
Front speaker
113 × 830 × 83 mm
(4 1/2 × 32 3/4 × 3 3/8
inches) (without stand)
315 × 1,015 - 1,345 × 315
mm (12 1/2 × 40 - 53 ×
12 1/2 inches) (with stand)
Surround speaker
Center speaker
Mass (Approx.)
Front speaker
Surround speaker
Center speaker
108 × 540 × 78 mm (4 3/8
× 21 3/8 × 3 1/8 inches)
(without stand)
290 × 1,045 - 1,235 × 290
mm (11 1/2 × 41 1/4 48 5/8 × 11 1/2 inches)
(with stand)
380 × 50 × 64 mm
(15 × 2 × 2 5/8 inches)
(with foot)
1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz) (without
stand)
3.5 kg (7 lb 12 oz) (with
stand)
1.1 kg (2 lb 7 oz) (without
stand)
2.8 kg (6 lb 3 oz) (with
stand)
0.38 kg (0 lb 14 oz)
• Subwoofer (SS-WP23)
Speaker unit
160 mm (6 3/8 inches),
cone type
Enclosure type
Bass reflex
Rated Impedance
1.5 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
220 × 395 × 325 mm
(8 3/4 × 15 5/8 × 12 7/8
inches) (with foot)
Mass (Approx.)
5.9 kg (13 lb 1 oz)
HT-SS2300 only
• Front speaker (SS-MSP23S)
• Surround speaker (SS-SRP23S)
• Center speaker (SS-CNP23)
Front/Center speaker
Full range, Magnetically
shielded
Surround speaker
Full range
Speaker unit
Front/Surround speaker
65 mm (2 5/8 inches),
cone type
Center speaker
30 × 60 mm
(1 3/16 × 2 3/8 inches),
cone type
Enclosure type
Front/Surround speaker
Bass reflex
Center speaker
Acoustic suspension
Rated Impedance
3 ohms
Dimension (w/h/d) (Approx.)
Front/Surround speaker
102 × 163 × 77 mm
(4 1/8 × 6 1/2 × 3 1/8
inches) (with foot)
Center speaker
380 × 50 × 64 mm
(15 × 2 × 2 5/8 inches)
(with foot)
Mass (Approx.)
Front speaker
0.55 kg (1 lb 4 oz)
Surround speaker
0.45 kg (0 lb 16 oz)
Center speaker
0.38 kg (0 lb 14 oz)
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Additional Information
• Subwoofer (SS-WP23)
Speaker unit
160 mm (6 3/8 inches),
cone type
Enclosure type
Bass reflex
Rated Impedance
1.5 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
220 × 395 × 325 mm
(8 3/4 × 15 5/8 × 12 7/8
inches) (with foot)
Mass (Approx.)
5.9 kg (13 lb 1 oz)
Supplied speakers
Front speaker (2)
Center speaker (1)
Surround speaker (2)
Subwoofer (1)
Supplied accessories
Operating Instructions (this manual)
Quick Setup Guide (1)
Speaker Stand Installation Guide (HT-SF2300
only) (1)
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote commander
• RM-AAU022 (1)
(Models of area code U, UC, CA only)
• RM-AAU023 (1)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU, TW, TH
only)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Optimizer microphone (ECM-AC2) (1)
Speaker cords (5)
Foot pads
• Speakers
– HT-SS2300 only (20)
– HT-SF2300 only (4)
• Subwoofer (4)
Screws (small) (HT-SF2300 only) (12)
Screws (large) (HT-SF2300 only) (8)
For details on the area code of the
component you are using, see page 4.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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Index
Numerics
H
S
2 channel 48
2CH STEREO 48
5.1 channel 14
HDMI
Audio for HDMI 42
connecting 20
Control for HDMI 43
Satellite tuner/Set-top box
connecting 20
Selecting
component 32
sound field 46
Sleep Timer 62
Sound fields
resetting 48
selecting 46
Speakers
connecting 17
installing 14
Super Audio CD player
connecting 19
playback 33
System Audio Control 58
System Power Off 59
A
AUTO CALIBRATION 26
AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
(A.F.D.) 45
I
B
M
Blu-ray disc player
connecting 20
playback 34
Menu
A. CAL 30
AUDIO 41
LEVEL 39
SUR 40
SYSTEM 43
TONE 40
TUNER 41
VIDEO 42
Muting 32
C
CD player
connecting 19
playback 33
Control for HDMI
connecting 55
preparing 56
D
O
One-Touch Play 57
R
RDS 52
Remote commander 10
T
TEST TONE 30
Tuner
connecting 24
Tuning
automatically 49
directly 50
to preset stations 51
TV
connecting 22
Additional Information
Digital Cinema Sound
(DCS) 47, 64
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
connecting 61
Dolby Digital 64
DTS 64
DVD player
connecting 22
playback 34
DVD recorder
connecting 22
IN MODE 60
Initial setup 25
V
VCR
connecting 22
E
Error messages 70
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