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SC-LX90 Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
PIONEER CORPORATION
4-1, Meguro 1-Chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8654, Japan
PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A. TEL: (800) 421-1404
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2, Canada TEL: 1-877-283-5901, 905-479-4411
PIONEER EUROPE NV
Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11
PIONEER ELECTRONICS ASIACENTRE PTE. LTD.
253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 65-6472-7555
PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: (03) 9586-6300
PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V.
Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico,D. F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270
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Published by Pioneer Corporation.
Copyright © 2008 Pioneer Corporation.
All rights reserved.
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 10 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please
ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 10 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement
cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe
electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue : Neutral Brown : Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows ;
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.
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WARNING
WARNING
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V
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or 120 V) written on the rear panel.
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filled
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
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or moisture.
WARNING
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
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equipment.
European model only
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
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VENTILATION CAUTION
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat
radiation (at least 60 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and
30 cm at each side).
WARNING
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
product, and to protect it from overheating. To
prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be
blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the
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equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
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If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
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on vacation).
CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from
the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore,
make sure the unit has been installed so that the
power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC
outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard,
the power cord should also be unplugged from the
AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time
(for example, when on vacation).
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Operating Environment
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
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strong artificial light)
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
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warranty period.
European model only
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used
electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to
designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health.
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Changing the TV format setting
If the System Setup menu is not displayed correctly, it
may be that the TV system is set incorrectly for your
country or region.
1 With the amplifier in standby, press
STANDBY/ON while holding down the SETUP
button.
2 Select PAL/NTSC using /, then select PAL or
NTSC using /.
The display shows the new setting (PAL or NTSC).
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate
your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
Contents
01 Before you start
04 Controls and displays
Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Operating range of remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
02 Simple Home Theater Guide
05 Listening to your system
Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Selecting the speaker layout/usage pattern . . . . . . . . . 9
Normal surround connections (default setting) . . . . . 9
5.2-channel Bi-amp connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
7.2-channel front Bi-amp connections . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
7.2-channel + Zone 2 connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
7.2-channel + speaker B connections . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Positioning and connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . 10
Normal surround connections (default setting) . . . . 11
5.2-channel Bi-amp connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
7.2-channel front Bi-amp connections . . . . . . . . . . . 11
7.2-channel + Zone 2 connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
7.2-channel + speaker B connections . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup . . . . 13
Playing a source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Better sound using Phase Control and
Full Band Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using Full Band Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Home THX modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in stereo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Front Stage Surround Advance. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using surround back channel processing . . . . . . . . .
Using the Virtual Surround Back mode . . . . . . . . . .
Using the genre synchronizing function . . . . . . . . . . .
03 Connecting your equipment
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
When making cable connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting your TV and DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting your Blu-ray disc player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or
other set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and
other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting digital audio sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting analog audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting a component to
the front panel inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Placing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
THX speaker system setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Plugging in the amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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06 The System Setup menu
Making amplifier settings from
the System Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic MCACC (Expert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker output setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual MCACC setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fine-adjusting the positions of the speakers
(Precision Distance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standing Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional. . . . . . . . . . . .
Full Band Phase Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X-Curve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THX Audio Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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07 Other connections
Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting your iPod to the amplifier . . . . . . . . . . .
iPod playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Watching photos and video content . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the iPod operation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the i.LINK interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the i.LINK inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About PQLS rate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating an i.LINK network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the multichannel analog inputs. . . . . . . . 60
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . . 60
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Switching the speaker system according to
the playback environment (Application Manual) . . . . 62
Setting the speaker system for high sound quality
multi-channel music sources
(DVD Audio discs and SACDs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Setting the speaker system for movie sources. . . . . 62
Bi-amping your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Bi-wiring your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Connecting additional amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
MULTI-ZONE listening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Making MULTI-ZONE connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Connecting an IR receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Switching components on and off using
the 12 volt trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Using this amplifier with a Pioneer plasma television . . . 68
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer plasma television . . . 69
Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output . . . . . 69
Advanced MCACC output using your PC . . . . . . . . . 70
08 Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY
inputs
Enjoying the Home Media Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Usable free media servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
PlaysForSure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
DLNA CERTIFIED™ Audio/Video/Image Player . . . . 71
Supported file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Connecting to the network through LAN interface. . . 72
Using the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Confirming the IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Readable USB devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Readable data files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Removing a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Starting the Home Media Gallery function . . . . . . . . . 74
Navigating the files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Selectable screen display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using the Tool Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Media Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Screen Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
My Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Enjoying movie files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Screen Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Movie Player key guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Time Search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Slow Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Add to My Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Fast Forward/Fast Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Forward/Reverse (15 sec.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
A-B Repeat Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Repeat Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Random Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Enjoying music files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music Player key guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-B Repeat Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repeat Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Random Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enjoying photo files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photo Player key guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up the slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up BGM for the slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotating the image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repeating the slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing the slideshow at random . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other useful functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding files to My Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting to default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other convenient features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirming the existing Home Media Gallery
version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) . . . . . . . . . .
DNS (Domain Name Service) Server . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IP (Internet Protocol) Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAN Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAC (Media Access Control) Address . . . . . . . . . . .
Mass Storage Class devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PlaysForSure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Subnet mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB (Universal Serial Bus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Media Connect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Media DRM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Media Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Details of compatible formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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09 HDMI Control
Making the HDMI Control connections . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the HDMI options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the HDMI Control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before using synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Synchronized amp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Synchronized amp mode operations . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling synchronized amp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About HDMI Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10 Other Settings
13 Additional information
The Input Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Input function default and possible settings . . . . . . 95
Changing the OSD display language
(OSD Language). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Multi Channel Input Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
ZONE Video Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
ZONE Audio Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma televisions. . . . . . . . 97
Select the OSD display’s background pattern
(Display Image) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Speaker Setting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positional relationship between speakers and
monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
i.LINK interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important information regarding
the HDMI connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOME MEDIA GALLERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
iPod messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
i.LINK messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meaning of messages displayed when
the HDMI control function is set to ON . . . . . . . . .
HOME MEDIA GALLERY messages . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surround sound formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dolby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Media Audio 9 Professional . . . . . . . . . .
About THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Neural - THX Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About open source related licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening modes with different input signal formats . . .
Stream direct with different input signal formats . . .
Cautions on Handing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liquid crystal screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liquid crystal backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the shiny surfaces of the panel and
the liquid crystal display window . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Our philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11 Using other functions
Setting the Audio options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Adjusting the surround B speaker delay
(Surr B DELAY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Setting the Video options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Playing a different source when recording . . . . . . . 102
Reducing the level of an analog signal . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Switching the contents displayed on the LCD . . . . . 103
Dimming the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Switching the HDMI output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Checking the settings of the sound
currently playing, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Resetting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Default system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
12 Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the remote to control other components . . . 106
Selecting preset codes directly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Programming signals from other remote controls . . . 106
Erasing one of the remote control button settings. . . . 107
Resetting the remote control presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Confirming preset codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Renaming input source names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Multi Operation and System Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Programming a multi-operation or
a shutdown sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using multi operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using System off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Controls for other components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Operating other Pioneer components with
this unit’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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Chapter 1:
Before you start
Checking what’s in the box
Loading the batteries
An accessory box is supplied with this amplifier. It can be
used to store the supplied accessories other than the
Warranty card.
Please check that you’ve received the following supplied
accessories:
• Setup microphone (cable: 5 m)
• Remote control unit
• AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries x2
• iPod control cable
• Power cord
• Wiping cloth
• Warranty card
• These operating instructions
Installing the amplifier
• When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a
level and stable surface.
Don’t install it on the following places:
– on a color TV (the screen may distort)
– near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off
a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.
– in direct sunlight
– in damp or wet areas
– in extremely hot or cold areas
– in places where there is vibration or other movement
– in places that are very dusty
– in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)
Caution
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as
leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
• Never use new and old batteries together.
• Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries
properly according to the marks in the battery case.
• Batteries with the same shape may have different
voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
• When disposing of used batteries, please comply
with governmental regulations or environmental
public instruction’s rules that apply in your country or
area.
• WARNING
Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or
other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or
near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak,
overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the
life or performance of batteries.
• Do not touch this amplifier’s bottom panel while the
power is turned on. The bottom panel gets hot when
the power is on, and touching it could cause burns.
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Chapter 2:
Simple Home Theater Guide
Introduction to home theater
Home theater refers to the use of multiple audio tracks to
create a surround sound effect, making you feel like
you’re in the middle of the action or concert. The
surround sound you get from a home theater system
depends not only on your speaker setup, but also on the
source and the sound settings of the amplifier.
This amplifier will automatically decode multichannel
Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround sources according
to your speaker setup. In most cases, you won’t have to
make changes for realistic surround sound, but other
possibilities (like listening to a CD with multichannel
surround sound) are explained in Listening to your
system on page 34.
5 Use the on-screen Auto MCACC Setup to set up your
system.
See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC
& Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 for more on this.
6 Play a DVD, and adjust the volume to your liking.
Make sure that DVD/LD is showing in the amplifier’s
display, indicating that the DVD input is selected. If it
isn’t, press DVD on the remote control to set the
amplifier to the DVD input.
In addition to the basic playback explained in Playing a
source on page 13, there are several other sound options
you can select. See Listening to your system on page 34
for more on this.
See also Making amplifier settings from the System Setup
menu on page 40 for more setup options.
Listening to Surround Sound
This amplifier has been designed with the easiest
possible setup in mind. However, before proceeding to
the quick setup guide given below, you have to decide the
purpose of your speaker system and hook up your system
for surround sound. After the following quick setup, you
can simply leave the amplifier in the default settings in
most cases.
• Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting this unit to an AC power source.
1 Select the speaker usage method.
See Selecting the speaker layout/usage pattern on page 9.
2 Connect your speakers and place them for optimum
surround sound.
Connect your speakers as shown in Positioning and
connecting the speakers on page 10.
3 Connect your TV and DVD player.
See Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 20 to do
this. For surround sound, you’ll want to hook up using a
digital connection from the DVD player to the amplifier.
4 Plug in the amplifier and switch it on, followed by
your DVD player, your subwoofer and the TV.
Plug the power cable into the AC outlet and switch on the
amplifier.1 Make sure you’ve set the video input on your
TV to this amplifier. Check the manual that came with the
TV if you don’t know how to do this.
• Set the subwoofer volume to a comfortable level.
Note
1 After this amplifier is connected to an AC outlet, a 15-second HDMI initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during this process.
The HDMI indicator in the front LCD display blinks during this process, and you can turn on this amplifier once it has stopped blinking. When you set the
HDMI Control mode to OFF, you can skip this process. For details about the HDMI Control feature, see HDMI Control on page 91.
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5.2-channel Bi-amp connections
Selecting the speaker layout/usage
pattern
This amplifier is equipped with speaker terminals for 10
channels, and the speaker layout/usage pattern can be
selected to suit the user’s tastes. There are five speaker
layout/usage patterns, as described below. When using
this amplifier, be sure to select one of the five patterns
below before proceeding with the connections, settings
and playback operations.1
Subwoofer
TV
Front
left (L)*
Center (C)*
Surround
left (SL)*
Front
right (R)*
Surround
right (SR)*
Once you have decided on the speaker layout/usage
pattern, connect the speakers. Proceed to Positioning
and connecting the speakers on page 10.
*: bi-amp compatible speakers
Normal surround connections (default
setting)
Subwoofer
TV
Front
left (L)
Center (C)
Front
right (R)
Surround
left A (SL A)
Surround
right A (SR A)
Surround
left B (SL B)
Surround
right B (SR B)
Surround back
left (SBL)
Surround back
right (SBR)
Features: The front, center and surround channels are all
reproduced with high quality (bi-amp). Fewer speakers
are used than with other patterns and the maximum
number of channels is 5.2, but this pattern provides the
highest sound quality.
Speakers used: Total 5 bi-amp compatible speakers (2
front, 1 center, 2 surround)
Applicable listening rooms: Suited to all listening
rooms
Output Setup: All Ch Bi-Amp
7.2-channel front Bi-amp connections
Subwoofer
TV
Features: Connections can be made in the ways from 2
channels for stereo playback to 5.1 (the basic
requirement for a home theater) or 7.1 channels, and on
this amplifier it is even possible to connect 9.2 channels.
With 9.1-channel (or 9.2-channel) connections, two
surround speakers are used on each of the left and right
sides, a speaker layout similar to that used in movie
theaters. Furthermore, the set can be used for both
movies and for high sound quality multi-channel music
sources such as SACD and DVD Audio discs.
Speakers used: Total maximum 9 (2 front, 1 center, 4
surround, 2 surround back)
Applicable listening rooms: The conditions in any
listening room can be accommodated, but when using
9.2 channels of speakers, ideally the space should be
large enough for the speakers.
Output Setup: Normal
Front
left (L)*
Center (C)*
Surround
left (SL)
Front
right (R)*
Surround
right (SR)
Surround back Surround back
left (SBL)
right (SBR)
*: bi-amp compatible speakers
Features: Provides up to 7.2-channel surround playback
with high quality sound (bi-amp) from the front and
center speakers.
Speakers used: Total 7 (2 front (bi-amp compatible), 1
center (bi-amp compatible), 2 surround, 2 surround
back)
Applicable listening rooms: Rooms with space to place
the surround back speakers behind or above the listening
position
Output Setup: Front Bi-Amp
Note
1 If you want to expand the system into a surround playback environment though there are currently only two speakers, or if you want to make bi-amp
connections though you do not have enough speaker cables, select the pattern you are thinking of trying. For either pattern, the optimum playback
environment can be achieved using Auto MCACC Setup, regardless of the number of speakers.
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7.2-channel + Zone 2 connections
Main Zone
Zone 2
Subwoofer
TV
Front
left (L)
Center (C)
Surround
left (SL)
TV
Front
right (R)
Front
left (L)
Front
right (R)
Surround
right (SR)
Positioning and connecting the
speakers
For the speaker layout, refer to Selecting the speaker
layout/usage pattern on page 9. We recommend
positioning the speakers before connecting them. Use
one of the five connection examples below according to
the speaker layout/usage pattern selected.1 Use
commercially available speaker cords to make the
connections.
Bare wire connections
Surround back Surround back
left (SBL)
right (SBR)
Features: Up to 7.2-channel playback in the main zone
with playback of a different device in Zone 2.
Speakers used: Total 9 (4 front, 1 center, 2 surround, 2
surround back)
Applicable listening rooms: When there are two
listening rooms
Output Setup: 7.2ch + ZONE 2
Make sure that the speaker cable you’re going to use is
properly prepared with about 10 mm of insulator stripped
from each wire, and the exposed wire strands twisted
together (fig. A).
To connect a terminal, unscrew the terminal a few turns
until there is enough space to insert the exposed wire
(fig. B). Once the wire is in position, tighten the terminal
until the wire is firmly clamped (fig. C).
(fig. A)
(fig. B)
(fig. C)
10 mm
7.2-channel + speaker B connections
Subwoofer
Speaker B
TV
Front
left (L)
Surround
left (SL)
Center (C)
Speaker B
Front
right (R)
Important
• Before connecting the equipment, make sure that
the power is turned off and the power cords are
unplugged from the power outlets.
Surround
right (SR)
Surround back Surround back
left (SBL)
right (SBR)
Features: Up to 7.2-channel playback in the normal
listening room plus stereo playback of the same sound in
another room (for example a kitchen). Furthermore,
different front speakers can be used for movies (multichannel playback) and music (stereo playback).
Speakers used: Total 9 (4 front, 1 center, 2 surround, 2
surround back)
Applicable listening rooms: When there is a main
listening room + a kitchen, etc.
Output Setup: 7.2ch + Speaker B
Note
1 • You can use speakers with a nominal impedance between 6 Ω and 16 Ω (or between 4 Ω and 16 Ω for the R1/L1 terminals).
• Each speaker connection on the amplifier comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match these up with the terminals on the
speakers themselves.
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If any of the bare speaker wire touches the back
panel it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.
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Normal surround connections (default
setting)
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it
to the L4 (Single) terminals.
When only two surround speakers are connected,
connect them to the L2 (SL A) and R2 (SR A) terminals.
Center (C)
Front
right (R)
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
7.2-channel + Zone 2 connections
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it
to the L4 (Single) terminals.
Front
right (R)
Front
left (L)
L5
L4
L3
L2
L1
R1
Front
right (R)
Front
Front
left (L)
left (L)
Center (C)
R2
R3
R4
R5
L5
L4
L3
L2
L1
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-A
SURROUND-B
FRONT
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
HIGH
LOW
R
FRONT
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND R
HIGH
HIGH
CENTER
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND L
Surround back
left (SBL)
Surround back
right (SBR)
If the center speaker is bi-amp compatible, make bi-amp
connections to achieve high quality sound.
5.2-channel Bi-amp connections
Make bi-amp connections using speakers that are all biamp compatible.
Center (C)
Front
right (R)
R2
R3
R4
R5
L5
Front
left (L)
L4
L3
LOW
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
HIGH
LOW
L
FRONT
Surround
left (SL)
Surround
back left
(SBL)
Surround
back right
(SBR)
If the center speaker is bi-amp compatible, make bi-amp
connections to achieve high quality sound.
7.2-channel + speaker B connections
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it
to the L4 (Single) terminals.
Front
right (R)
Front
Center (C) left (L)
Front
right (R)
L2
LOW
SURROUND L
Surround
right (SR)
Surround
left B (SL B)
Surround
right B (SR B)
HIGH
SURROUND R
L
Surround
left A (SL A)
R1
R
LOW
FRONT
Surround
right A (SR A)
LOW
HIGH
FRONT
All ch Bi-Amp.
LOW
Front
left (L)
L1
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
R1
FRONT
R2
R3
R4
R5
L5
L4
L3
L2
L1
Normal
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
HIGH
LOW
LOW
SURROUND R
R
FRONT
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
CENTER
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND L
Surround
right (SR)
LOW
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
7.2-channel front Bi-amp connections
For details about the bi-amp connections, see Bi-amping
your speakers on page 62.
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it
to the L4 (Single) terminals.
Make bi-amp connections using speakers that are biamp compatible for the front and center.
Center (C)
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
L5
Front
left (L)
L4
L3
L2
L1
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
FRONT
HIGH
R
SURROUND-B
LOW
SURROUND
BACK
HIGH
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
LOW
SURROUND R
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
SURROUND-B
LOW
SURROUND L
Surround
right (SR)
SURROUND-A
FRONT
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
Surround
left (SL)
Surround
back right
(SBR)
Surround
back left
(SBL)
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
L
FRONT
Surround
left (SL)
Front
right (R)
SURROUND-A
FRONT
FRONT
HIGH
R
Surround
right (SR)
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND R
LOW
HIGH
CENTER
Surround
back right
(SBR)
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND L
Surround
back left
(SBL)
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
Surround
left (SL)
If the center speaker is bi-amp compatible, make bi-amp
connections to achieve high quality sound.
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase
Control)
The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic
characteristics of your listening area, taking into account
ambient noise, speaker size and distance, and tests for
both channel delay and channel level. After you have set
up the microphone provided with your system, the
amplifier uses the information from a series of test tones
to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your
particular room, and also to calibrate the frequencyphase characteristics of the speakers connected.
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Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a
source on page 13.
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
Output Setup
[
Normal
Important
- 5 5 . 0 dB
]
• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not
moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
S av e S Y M M E T RY t o
[ M 1 . M E M O RY
• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.
ENTER:Start
• Before using the Auto MCACC Setup, the
headphones should be disconnected and the iPod or
HOME MEDIA GALLERY function should not be
selected as an input source.
Caution
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are
output at high volume.
3
MULTI
OPERATION
CH
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
TUNER
AMP
SOURCE
ZONE2
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
SOURCE
TV
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
PHONO
VOL
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
VOL
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
MENU
INPUT SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
SETUP
STATUS
1
The Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone
is connected.1
CH LEVEL
Switch on the amplifier and your TV.
2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC
jack on the front panel.
Place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your
normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make
sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and
the microphone.
• Push down on the lower portion of the front panel
door to access the MCACC SETUP MIC jack:
CTRL
ZONE2
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
1
S TA RT
:Cancel
3 Make sure ‘Normal’ is selected,2 select an MCACC
preset3, then select START.4
4 Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re
using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to
a comfortable volume level.
5 Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the
speaker configuration in the OSD.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
amplifier outputs test tones to determine the speakers
present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while
it’s doing this.5
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the
speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this
case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 6.
• With error messages (such as Too much ambient
noise! or Check Microphone) select RETRY after
checking for ambient noise (see Problems when
using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 13) and
verifying the mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to
be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and
continue.
DV D / L D
1. Auto MCACC
N ow A n a ly z i n g …
E nv i ro n m e n t C h e ck
Ambient Noise
M i c ro p h o n e
Speaker YES/NO
0 . 0 dB
( 2/10)
[ OK ]
[
]
[
]
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
CHECK
F ro n t
[ YES ]
Center
[ YES ]
Surr A
[ YES ]
Surr B
[ YES ]
SB
[ YESx2]
SW
[ YESx2]
OK
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SETUP
:Cancel
RETURN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
0 . 0dB
USB
DIMMER
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
]
L AUDIO R
10:Next
:Cancel
DIGITAL IN
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the
actual speakers you have.
Note
1 • You can’t use the System Setup menu in either the main or sub zone when the iPod or HOME MEDIA GALLAERY input source is selected. When you
set ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or ZONE 2&3 to ON (page 66), you can’t use the System Setup menu.
• If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup, or leave an error message for over three minutes, the screen saver will appear.
2 • The setting you should select differs according to the selected speaker layout/usage method (for example if you are planning to make bi-amp
connections, to set up another speaker system, etc.). For details see Selecting the speaker layout/usage pattern on page 9 and Speaker output setting on
page 43.
• If you have THX-certified speakers, select CUSTOM and choose YES for the THX Speaker setting.
3 The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can
rename it later in Data Management on page 50).
4 Note that correction curves are saved only when set to SYMMETRY. Select CUSTOM to save other correction curves (such as ALL CH ADJUST and
FRONT ALIGN). See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40 for more on this.
5 Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.
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If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side
column (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct), there may be a problem with the speaker
connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the
power and check the speaker connections. If there
doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use /
to select the speaker and / to change the setting
(and number for surround back) and continue.
6 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
amplifier outputs more test tones to determine the
optimum amplifier settings for Channel Level, Speaker
Distance, Standing Wave, Acoustic Cal EQ and Full Band
Phase Control.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes.
7 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN
to go back to the System Setup menu.1
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this amplifier
upon completion of the Auto MCACC setup.
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give
you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is
also possible to adjust these settings manually using the
System Setup menu (starting on page 40).2
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto
MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the
walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the
microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check
for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan,
etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch
them off if necessary. If there are any instructions
showing in the front LCD display, please follow them.
• Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of
the microphone. If this seems to be happening,
switch off the TV when doing the Auto MCACC Setup.
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Playing a source
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such
as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
RETURN
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
ZONE2
SOURCE
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
TUNER
PHONO
SETUP
3
MULTI
OPERATION
INPUT SELECT
STATUS
TV
CH
SOURCE
VOL
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
AMP
CH LEVEL
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV SURR
VOL
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
DIMMER
AUDIO
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
SR+
SBch
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
A.ATT
GENRE HDMI OUT
1 Switch on your system components and amplifier.
Start by switching on the playback component (for
example a DVD player), your TV3 and subwoofer (if you
have one), then the amplifier (press AV AMPLIFIER).
• Make sure the setup mic is disconnected.
2 Select the input source you want to play.
You can use the input source buttons on the remote
control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel INPUT
SELECTOR dial.4
3 Press AUTO/DIRECT (AUTO SURROUND/STREAM
DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and start
playback of the source.5
If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound
DVD disc, you should hear surround sound. If you are
playing a stereo source, you will only hear sound from the
front left/right speakers in the default listening mode.
• See also Listening to your system on page 34 for
information on different ways of listening to sources.
It is possible to check on the LCD whether or not multichannel playback is being performed properly.
When using a surround back speaker, Dolby Digital EX
is displayed when playing Dolby Digital signals, and
DTS+Neo:6 is displayed when playing DTS 5.1-channel
signals.
When not using a surround back speaker, Dolby Digital
is displayed when playing Dolby Digital signals.
Note
1 You can also choose to view the settings from the MCACC Data Check screen. See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40 for more on this.
2 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm end up with different size settings. You
can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 52.
• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and
room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
• If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting
the settings manually.
3 Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this amplifier (for example, if you connected this amplifier to the VIDEO 1 jacks on your TV, make sure that
the VIDEO 1 input is now selected).
4 If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 37).
5 • You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It should be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and
88.2 kHz / 96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an MPEG audio option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.
• Depending on your DVD player or source discs, you may only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound. In this case, the amplifier must be set to
a multichannel listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 34 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.
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For other details, see Listening modes with different input
signal formats on page 141. If the display does not
correspond to the input signal and listening mode, check
the connections and settings.
4 Use the volume control to adjust the volume level.
Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is
coming from the speakers connected to this amplifier.
Better sound using Phase Control and
Full Band Phase Control
This amplifier is equipped with the two types of functions
that correct phase distortion and group delay: Phase
Control and Full Band Phase Control. Activating Full
Band Phase Control is strongly recommended because it
also involves the effects of Phase Control. For details on
each of these two features, refer to the following
explanations.
Phase Control ON
Front speaker
Sound
source
Listening
position
Original sound
preserved with no
loss of clarity
Subwoofer
• Rhythms with crystal-like clarity
• Bass sound with no loss of depth
• Sound of musical instruments with superb reality
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound
reproduction through the use of phase matching1 for an
optimal sound image at your listening position. The
default setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase
Control switched on for all sound sources.
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
Using Phase Control
TV
Phase Control OFF
Sound
source
AMP
SR+
SBch
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
During multichannel playback, LFE (Low-Frequency
Effects) signals as well as low-frequency signals in each
channel are assigned to the subwoofer or other the
subwoofer and the most appropriate speaker. At least in
theory, however, this type of processing involves a group
delay that varies with frequency, resulting in phase
distortion where the low-frequency sound is delayed or
muffled by the conflict with other channels. With the
Phase Control mode switched on, this amplifier can
reproduce powerful bass sound without deteriorating the
quality of the original sound (see illustration below).
Front speaker
SOURCE
Listening
position
Subwoofer
Sound muffled due
to a delay in time
• Rhythms blurred and difficult to hear
• Bass sound with loss of depth
• Sound of musical instruments with no reality
CH
VOL
A.ATT
GENRE HDMI OUT
VOL
CLR
MCACC
CH
• Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to select PHASE
CONTROL.
The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.
Using Full Band Phase Control
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the
frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers
connected.
Standard speakers designed exclusively for audio use
generally reproduce sound with the divided frequency
bands output from a speaker system consisting of
multiple speakers (in case of typical 3-way speakers, for
instance, the tweeter, the squawker (midrange), and the
woofer output sound in the high-, middle-, and lowfrequency ranges, respectively). Though these speakers
are designed to flatten the frequency-amplitude
characteristics across wide ranges, there are cases
where the group delay characteristics are not effectively
flattened. This phase distortion of the speakers
subsequently causes group delay (the delay of lowfrequency sound against high-frequency sound) during
audio signal playback.
Note
1 • Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in phase’, they crest and trough together,
resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough (as shown in the upper section of the diagram
above), then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound image will be produced.
• The PHASE CONTROL feature is available even when the headphones are plugged in.
• If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the plus (+) sign (or 0°). However, the effect you can actually feel when PHASE CONTROL is set
to ON on this amplifier depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set your subwoofer to maximize the effect. It is also recommended you try changing the
orientation or the place of your subwoofer.
• Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to OFF. If this cannot be done on your subwoofer, set the cutoff frequency to a higher value.
• If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have a maximized PHASE CONTROL effect.
• The PHASE CONTROL mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:
– When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
– When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Audio options on page 99.
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This amplifier analyzes the frequency-phase
characteristics of the speakers by calibrating test signals
output from the speakers with the supplied microphone,
therefore flattening the analyzed frequency-phase
characteristics during audio signal playback1 – the same
correction is made for a pair of left and right speakers.
This correction minimizes group delay between the
ranges of a speaker and improves the frequency-phase
characteristics across all ranges.
02
Full Band Phase Control ON
Tweeter
Midrange
Woofer
Group Delay Characteristics
ms
Furthermore, the enhanced frequency-phase
characteristics between channels ensure better
surround sound integration for multichannel setting.2
Full Band Phase Control OFF
Hz
With the phase distortion corrected, the frequency-phase
characteristics are improved across all ranges.
Tweeter
• Sound with live dynamics
Midrange
• Sound of musical instruments with superb reality
Woofer
• Sound so accurately reproduced that you can even
hear the lip movement of the singer
Group Delay Characteristics
ms
• Speech heard with no loss of clarity
• Surround sound with excellent integration
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
TV
Hz
Sound in the middle- and low-frequency ranges is
delayed against the high-frequency sound due to group
delay.
SOURCE
AMP
SR+
SBch
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
CH
VOL
A.ATT
GENRE HDMI OUT
VOL
CLR
MCACC
CH
• Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to select
FULLBAND PHASE.3
Both the Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control
functions are switched on. The PHASE CONTROL
indicator lights on the front LCD display.
Note
1 To calibrate and analyze the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers, follow the procedures in Auto MCACC Setup (see Automatically setting up
for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11) or FULL BAND PHASE CTRL in the System Setup (see Full Band Phase Control on
page 49). Select ALL when you perform the Auto MCACC Setup with CUSTOM. Upon calibration of the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers,
the FULL BAND PHASE CTRL feature is automatically switched on. Note that FULLBAND PHASE cannot be selected unless the frequency-phase
characteristics of the speakers are calibrated.
2 The original characteristics of group delay of the speakers calibrated and the targeted characteristics after correction can be displayed graphically in the
OSD (see Full Band Phase Control on page 49). Also, when your PC is connected to this amplifier, the original characteristics of group delay of the speakers
calibrated and the corrected characteristics of group delay can be displayed in 3-dimension on your PC (see Advanced MCACC output using your PC on
page 70).
3 The FULL BAND PHASE CTRL mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:
– When headphones are plugged in.
– When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
– When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Audio options on page 99.
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Connecting your equipment
Chapter 3:
Connecting your equipment
This amplifier provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This page explains
the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
Rear panel
1
4
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
S-VIDEO
11
OUT2
15
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
2
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
7
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
2
(For LD)
IN 1
(TV)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 4
(SACD)
3
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
8
1
ZONE2
OUT
2
1
R
5
R
6
L
9
SURROUND
BACK
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
SAT
IN
IN
R1 4Ω 16Ω R2 6Ω 16Ω
R3 6Ω 16Ω R4 6Ω 16Ω
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
R5 6Ω 16Ω L5 6Ω 16Ω
2
3
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
16
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
1
1
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
13
14
IN
OUT
2
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
19
IN
TV
IN
IN
iPod
ASSIGNABLE
SPEAKERS
12
TUNER
5
RS232C
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
1
18
IN
ASSIGNABLE
BD
IN
IN
CENTER
OPTICAL
20
FRONT
ABLE
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
(DVD/LD)
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
DVD/LD
IN
IN
L
Y ASSIGN-
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
R
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
IN
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
ZONE3
OUT
PB
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
10
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN 3
(CD)
2
SUB
WOOFER
R
PR
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
R
L
R
AUDIO
1
L
AUDIO
L4 6Ω 16Ω L3 6Ω 16Ω
VIDEO
L2 6Ω 16Ω L1 4Ω 16Ω
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
17
IN
2
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
21AC IN
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SELECTABLE
SELECTABLE
R1
L1
R5
L5
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
VOIR LE MODE
D'EMPLOI
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
FRONT
HIGH
R
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND R
LOW
HIGH
Caution
• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.
1 S-400 i.LINK connectors (x2)
Use to connect other i.LINK audio devices for highresolution, multichannel digital audio input/output.
 See Using the i.LINK interface on page 58.
2 Optical and coaxial digital audio inputs (x10)
Use for digital audio sources, including DVD players/
recorders, digital satellite receivers, CD players, etc.
There’s also an RF IN jack for connection to an LD player
with a 2 RF output.
 See also The Input Setup menu on page 94 to assign
the inputs.
3 Optical and coaxial digital audio outputs (x3)
Use for recording to a CD or MiniDisc recorder.
 See Connecting digital audio sources on page 25.
These jacks are also used for MULTI-ZONE connections.
 See MULTI-ZONE listening on page 64.
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HIGH
CENTER
LOW
SURROUND L
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
4 HDMI connectors (x8)
Multiple inputs and two outputs for high-quality audio/
video connection to compatible HDMI devices.
 See Connecting using HDMI on page 18.
 See Switching the HDMI output on page 103.
5
LAN (10/100) terminal
 See Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs on
page 71.
6 iPod input terminal
Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio or video
source.
 See Connecting an iPod on page 56.
7 Multichannel pre-amplifier outputs
Use to connect separate amplifiers for front, center,
surround, surround back and subwoofer channels.
 See Connecting additional amplifiers on page 63 (see
also Installing your speaker system on page 27 for
powered subwoofer connection).
8 MULTI-ZONE audio outputs
Use to connect a second or third amplifier in a separate
room.
 See MULTI-ZONE listening on page 64.
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9 Multichannel analog audio inputs
7.1 channel inputs for connection to a DVD player with
multichannel analog outputs.
 See Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 60.
10 Stereo analog audio source inputs/(outputs) (x5)
Use for connection to audio sources such as CD players,
tape decks, turntables, etc.
 See Connecting analog audio sources on page 26.
11 Audio/video source inputs/(outputs) (x7)
Use for connection to audio/visual sources, such as DVD
players/recorders, VCRs, etc. Each set of inputs has jacks
for composite video, S-Video1 and stereo analog audio.
03
20 Speaker terminals
Use for connection to the main front, center, surround
and surround back speakers.
 See Installing your speaker system on page 27.
21 AC power inlet
Connect the supplied power cord here.
When making cable connections
• To avoid hum, do not lay connected cables over the
top of the amplifier.
 See Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other
video sources on page 23.
12 Composite, S-Video and Component monitor
outputs
Use to connect monitors and TVs.
 See Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 20.
 See Using the component video jacks on page 24.
• When connecting optical cables, be careful when
inserting the plug not to damage the shutter
protecting the optical socket.
13 MULTI-ZONE video outputs
Use to connect monitors or TVs in a separate room.
 See MULTI-ZONE listening on page 64.
14 12 V trigger jacks (total 50 mA max.) (x4)
Use to switch components in your system on and off
according to the input function of the amplifier.
 See Switching components on and off using the 12
volt trigger on page 67.
• When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable
may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.
15 Component video inputs (x5)
Use the inputs to connect any video source that has
component video output, such as a DVD recorder.
 See Using the component video jacks on page 24.
16 MULTI-ZONE component video output
Use to connect monitors or TVs in a separate room.
 See MULTI-ZONE listening on page 64.
17 Control input/output
Use to connect other Pioneer components so that you
can control all your equipment from a single IR remote
sensor.
 See Operating other Pioneer components with this
unit’s sensor on page 111.
18 RS-232C connector
Use for connection to a PC for graphical output when
using Advanced MCACC or Full Band Phase Control.
 See Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on
page 69.
19 Remote inputs/outputs (MULTI-ZONE and source)
Use for connection to an external remote control sensor
for use in a MULTI-ZONE setup, for example.
 See Connecting an IR receiver on page 67.
Note
1 You must assign the input source to the S-Video input to which you’ve connected your video component (see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
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About the video converter
The video converter ensures that all video sources are
output through all of the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks.
The only exception is HDMI: since this resolution cannot
be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV to
the amplifier’s HDMI video outputs when connecting this
video source.1
If several video components are assigned to the same
input function (see The Input Setup menu on page 94),
the converter gives priority to HDMI, component, SVideo, then composite (in that order).
High picture quality
Terminal for connection
with source device
Terminal for connection
with TV monitor
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
S-VIDEO IN
S-VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
• For optimal video performance, THX recommends
switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the
Video options on page 101) OFF.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and
other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology
must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped
component, you can connect it to this amplifier using a
commercially available HDMI cable.2
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital
video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the
connected component is compatible with, including
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio (see below for
limitations), Video CD/Super VCD, CD and MP3. See
About the video converter above for more on HDMI
compatibility.
When connecting to an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor or
a plasma television using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal,
switch the HDMI output setting to HDMI OUT2. See
Switching the HDMI output on page 103.
Video signals can be output
Note
1 • If the video signal does not appear on your TV or plasma television, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some
components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video
options on page 101) OFF.
• The ZONE 2 video input can also be converted. For details, see ZONE Video Setup on page 96.
2 • An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a separate adaptor (DVIHDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support
audio signals. Consult your local audio dealer for more information.
• If you connect a component that is not compatible with HDCP, a HDCP ERROR message is displayed on the front LCD display. Some components that
are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.
• This amplifier has been designed to be compliant with HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Version 1.3a. Depending on the component you
have connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal transfers.
• This amplifier supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage of these formats, however, make sure
that the component connected to this amplifier also supports the corresponding format.
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SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
SURROUND
ABLE
DVR/
VCR 2
IN
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
L
RS232C
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
2
IN
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
6
PRE OUT
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
MULTI CH
IN
L
AUDIO
R
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
5
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
BD
IN
IN
CENTER
1
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
IN
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
REC SEL
OUT
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
HDMI OUT
HDMI IN
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect one of the HDMI IN
interconnects on this amplifier to an HDMI output on
your HDMI component.
The HDMI indicator lights on the front panel when an
HDMI-equipped component is connected.
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT
interconnect on this amplifier to an HDMI interconnect
on an HDMI-compatible monitor.
• The arrow on the cable connector body should be
facing down for correct alignment with the connector
on the player.
3 Use the INPUT SELECT button to select the HDMI
input you’ve connected to (for example, HDMI 2).
You can also perform the same operation by using the
INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel or by pressing
HDMI on the remote control repeatedly.
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor or
plasma television
About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports
both video and audio on a single digital connection for
use with DVD players, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV
devices. HDMI was developed to provide the
technologies of High Bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital Visual Interface
(DVI) in one specification. HDCP is used to protect digital
content transmitted and received by DVI-compliant
displays.
HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced,
or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel
surround-sound audio. HDMI features include
uncompressed digital video, one connector (instead of
several cables and connectors), and communication
between the AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.
• Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio options
on page 99 to THROUGH if you want to hear HDMI
audio output from your TV or plasma television (no
sound will be heard from this amplifier).
• If the video signal does not appear on your TV or
plasma television, try adjusting the resolution
settings on your component or display. Note that
some components (such as video game units) have
resolutions that may not be converted. In this case,
use an analog video connection.
• You can’t hear HDMI audio through this amplifier’s
digital out jacks.
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting your TV and DVD player
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
IN
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
2
2
ABLE
IN 1
(TV)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
FRONT
2
IN 2
(SAT)
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
SURROUND
1
L
R
L
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN
ASSIGNABLE
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
BD
IN
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
CENTER
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
TV
IN
IN
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
OUT
2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
L
AUDIO
R
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
3
S-VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
2
R
AUDIO L
ANALOG OUT
3
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
VIDEO
IN
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
2
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
IN
IN
5
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
R
AUDIO
R
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
1
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
IR
S-VIDEO
IN
1
4
DVD player
TV
The diagram shows a basic setup of this amplifier
together with a TV and DVD player, with S-Video or
composite video connections. Different TVs and DVD
players may offer alternative connections. See also Using
the component video jacks on page 24 if your TV and/or
DVD player has component video inputs/outputs. If your
DVD player offers multichannel analog audio outputs,
see Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 60.
1 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack to a video
input on your TV.
Use a standard RCA/phono jack video cable to connect to
the composite video jack, or for higher quality video, use
an S-Video cable to connect to the S-Video jack.
2 Connect a composite or S-Video output on your
DVD player to the DVD/LD VIDEO or DVD/LD S-VIDEO
input.
Connect using a standard video cable or an S-Video
cable.
4 Connect the stereo audio outputs on your DVD
player to the DVD/LD AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable.
• If your DVD player has multichannel analog outputs,
you can connect these instead. See also Connecting
the multichannel analog inputs on page 60.
5 If the source component is an LD player with a 2
RF digital audio output, connect this to the RF IN input
on this amplifier.
To ensure compatibility with all laserdiscs, connect both
the PCM and 2 RF outputs from your LD player.
• Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio for the
2 RF connection.
• You may need to assign the RF IN digital input when
setting up the amplifier (see also The Input Setup
menu on page 94).
3 Connect a coaxial-type1 digital audio output on
your DVD player to the COAXIAL IN 1 (DVD/LD) input.
Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio.
Note
1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to one of the optical inputs on this amplifier using an optical cable. When you set
up the amplifier you’ll need to tell the amplifier which input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
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Connecting your Blu-ray disc player
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
L
ABLE
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
CENTER
RS232C
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN
ASSIGNABLE
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
R
R
L
R
L
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
R
L
LAN (10/100)
OUT
2
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
ASSIGNABLE
1
PRE OUT
6
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
MULTI CH
IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
2
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
R
L
AUDIO
R
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
5
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
BD
IN
IN
(Single) L SUB W.
1
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
3
DVR/
VCR 2
SACD
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
IN
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
REC SEL
OUT
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
AUDIO L
ANALOG OUT
4
Blu-ray disc player
The diagram shows a basic setup of this amplifier
together with a Blu-ray disc player, with S-Video or
composite video connections. See also Using the
component video jacks on page 24 if your Blu-ray disc
player has component video inputs/outputs. If your Bluray disc player offers multi-channel analog audio
outputs, see Connecting the multichannel analog inputs
on page 60.
1 Connect a composite video output on your Blu-ray
disc player to the BD VIDEO input.
Connect using a standard video cable or an S-Video1
cable.
2 Connect an coaxial-type2 digital audio output on
your Blu-ray disc player to the COAXIAL IN 2 (BD)
input.
Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio.
3 Connect the stereo audio outputs on your Blu-ray
disc player to the BD AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable.
• If your Blu-ray disc player has multi-channel analog
outputs, you can connect these instead. See also
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 60.
Note
1 See The Input Setup menu on page 94 to assign the S-VIDEO input to the BD input function if you make this connection.
2 If your Blu-ray disc player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to one of the optical inputs on this amplifier using an optical cable. When
you set up the amplifier, you’ll need to tell the amplifier which input you connected the player to (see The System Setup menu on page 40).
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
L
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
REC SEL
OUT
ABLE
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
L
RS232C
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
ASSIGNABLE
1
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
L
AUDIO
R
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
5
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
BD
IN
IN
CENTER
1
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
DVR/
VCR 2
IN
IN
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
REC SEL
OUT
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
DIGITAL OUT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
R AUDIO L
AV OUT
STB
1 Connect the audio/video outputs on the set-top
box to the SAT AUDIO and VIDEO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable and a
video or S-Video1 cable.
2 Connect an optical-type2 digital audio output from
your set-top box to the OPTICAL IN 2 (SAT) input.3
Use an optical cable for the connection.
Note
1 See The Input Setup menu on page 94 to assign the S-VIDEO input to the SAT input function if you make this connection.
2 If your set-top box only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this amplifier using a coaxial digital audio cable.
When you set up the amplifier you’ll need to tell the amplifier which input you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
3 If your satellite/cable receiver doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.
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Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video sources
This amplifier has two sets of audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video devices,
including DVD/HDD recorders and VCRs.
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
ABLE
DVD/LD
IN
RS232C
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN
ASSIGNABLE
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
IN
TV
IN
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
IN
SAT
IN
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
OUT
2
VIDEO
SURROUND
iPod
EXTRA
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
6
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
COAXIAL
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
L
AUDIO
OPTICAL
R
IN
R
DIGITAL OUT
3
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
5
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
BD
IN
IN
CENTER
1
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
ASSIGNABLE
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
DVR/
VCR 2
IN
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
L
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
REC SEL
OUT
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
VIDEO S-VIDEO
AV OUT
S-VIDEO
IR
VIDEO
AV IN
R
AUDIO
1
L
2
DVR, VCR, etc.
1 Connect the audio/video outputs of the video
player/recorder to the DVR/VCR 1 AUDIO and VIDEO
inputs.
Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio
connection and a video or S-Video cable for the video
connection.
• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR 2 IN inputs.
3 If the device can output digital audio, connect an
optical-type1 digital audio output from the recorder to
the OPTICAL IN 3 (DVR/VCR 1) input.
Use an optical cable for the connection.2
• For a second recorder, use the OPTICAL IN 4 (DVR/
VCR 2) input.
2 If the device can record, connect the DVR/VCR 1
AUDIO and VIDEO outputs to the recorder’s audio/
video inputs.
Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio
connection and a video or S-Video cable for the video
connection.
• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR 2 OUT
outputs.
Note
1 • In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only).
• If your video component doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.
2 If your recorder only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this amplifier using a coaxial digital audio cable. When
you set up the amplifier you’ll need to tell the amplifier which input you connected the recorder to (see also The Input Setup menu on page 94).
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Using the component video jacks
Component video should give superior picture quality when compared to composite or S-Video. You can also take
advantage of progressive scan video (if your source and TV are both compatible), which delivers a very stable, flickerfree picture. See the manuals that came with your TV and source component to check whether they are compatible
with progressive-scan video.
1
PR
PB
Y
COMPONENT
VIDEO
DVD player
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
L
ABLE
CENTER
R
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
OUT
2
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
PRE OUT
6
MULTI CH
IN
R
L
R
AUDIO
PB
COMPONENT
VIDEO
AUDIO
1 Connect the component video outputs of your
source to a set of ASSIGNABLE COMPONENT VIDEO
inputs.
Connect using a three-way component video cable.
• Since they are assignable, it doesn’t matter which
component video inputs you use for which source.
After connecting everything, you’ll need to assign the
component video inputs—see The Input Setup menu
on page 94.
2 Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks to the
component video inputs on your TV or monitor.
Use a three-way component video cable.
Y
1
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
IN
L
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
PR
TV
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
2
En
RS232C
BD
IN
IN
5
IN
ASSIGNABLE
TUNER
R
OPTICAL
24
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
(Single) L SUB W.
1
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
ASSIGNABLE
DVR/
VCR 2
SACD
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
IN
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
REC SEL
OUT
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
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Connecting digital audio sources
This amplifier has both digital inputs and outputs, allowing you to connect digital audio components for playback and
for making digital recordings.
Most digital components also have analog connections. See Connecting analog audio sources on page 26 if you want
to connect these too.
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HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
IN
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ABLE
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
L
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
L
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
1
OUT
2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
PRE OUT
6
2
MULTI CH
IN
OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
L
AUDIO
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
R
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
BD
IN
IN
CENTER
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN
IN
5
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
1
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
1
CD-R, MD, DAT, etc.
1
1 Connect an optical-type digital audio output on
your digital component to the OPTICAL IN 6 (CD-R/
TAPE/MD) input.
Use an optical cable for the connection.
2 For recording equipment, connect one of the
optical-type DIGITAL outputs to a digital input on the
recorder.
Use an optical cable to connect to the SOURCE OUT or
ZONE3/SOURCE OUT.2
About the WMA9 Pro decoder
This unit has an on-board Windows Media™ Audio 9
Professional3 (WMA9 Pro) decoder, so it is possible to
playback WMA9 Pro-encoded audio using a coaxial or
optical digital connection when connected to a WMA9
Pro-compatible player. However, the connected PC, DVD
player, set-top box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro
format audio signals through a coaxial or optical digital
output.
Note
1 • If your digital component only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this amplifier using a coaxial cable. When
you set up the amplifier you’ll need to tell the amplifier which input you connected the component to (see also The Input Setup menu on page 94).
• The digital outputs from other components can be connected to any spare digital audio inputs on this amplifier. You can assign them when setting up
the amplifier (see also The Input Setup menu on page 94).
2 • You must switch ZONE 3 ON in Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page 66 to hear audio from the DIGITAL OUT1.
• In order to record some digital sources, you must make analog connections as explained in Connecting analog audio sources on page 26.
3 • Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• With WMA9 Pro, sound problems may occur depending on your computer system. Note that WMA9 Pro 96 kHz sources will be downsampled to 48 kHz.
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting analog audio sources
This amplifier features five stereo audio-only inputs. One of these inputs have corresponding outputs for use with audio
recorders.
One of the audio inputs (PHONO) is a dedicated turntable input which should not be used for any other type of
component. This input also has a grounding terminal that most turntables require.
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HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
IN
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ABLE
IN 1
(TV)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
FRONT
2
IN 2
(SAT)
1
R
R
L
R
L
(Single)
CENTER
1
2
3
4
MONITOR
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
OUT
2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
MULTI CH
IN
L
R
AUDIO
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
IN
TUNER
R
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
BD
IN
IN
L SUB W.
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
SURROUND
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
IN
IN
5
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
1
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1
4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
2
1
OUT
PLAY
IN
REC
Turntable
R
L
AUDIO IN/OUT
Tape deck, etc.
1 Connect the analog audio outputs of the source
component to one of the AUDIO inputs.
Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable.
• If you’re connecting a tape deck, MD recorder, etc.,
connect the analog audio outputs (RECSEL OUT) to
the analog audio inputs on the recorder.
2 Turntables only: Connect the stereo audio outputs to
the PHONO inputs.
• If your turntable has a grounding wire, secure it to the
ground terminal on this amplifier.
• If your turntable has line-level outputs (i.e., it has a
built-in phono pre-amp), connect it to the CD inputs
instead.
Connecting a component to the front panel inputs
The front panel inputs comprise a composite video jack
(VIDEO), an S-Video jack (S-VIDEO), stereo analog audio
inputs (AUDIO L/R) and an optical digital audio input
(DIGITAL IN). You can use these connections for any kind
of audio/video component, but they are especially
convenient for portable equipment such as camcorders,
video games and portable audio/video equipment.
CTRL
ZONE2
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
USB
DIMMER
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SETUP
S-VIDEO
RETURN
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
• Push down on the lower portion of the front panel
door to access the front video connections.
TV game, video camera,
etc.
DIGITAL OUT
VIDEO OUTPUT
• Select these inputs using INPUT SELECT (remote) or
the INPUT SELECTOR dial (front panel) to select
VIDEO/GAME 2.
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Installing your speaker system
speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left
surround back terminal). The following connections
example is for 9.2-channel surround connections. Note
that many other speaker layouts and usage patterns are
also possible. For details see Selecting the speaker layout/
usage pattern on page 9.
To take full advantage of the amplifier’s surround sound
capabilities connect front, center, surround A, surround
B and surround back speakers, as well as subwoofers.1
Although this is ideal, other configurations with fewer
speakers—no subwoofer or no center speaker, or even no
surround speakers—will work. At the very least, front left
and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your
main surround speakers should always be connected as
a pair, but you can connect just one surround back
Front
right
You can use speakers with a nominal impedance
between 6 Ω and 16 Ω (or between 4 Ω and 16 Ω for the
R1/L1 terminals).
Front
left
Center
Subwoofer 2
Subwoofer 1
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
ABLE
IN 1
(TV)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
1
R
R
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
L
R
L
SURROUND
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
OUT
2
IN
R
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
ASSIGNABLE
1
R1 4Ω 16Ω R2 6Ω 16Ω
R3 6Ω 16Ω R4 6Ω 16Ω
R5 6Ω 16Ω L5 6Ω 16Ω
R
L
R
AUDIO
1
L4 6Ω 16Ω L3 6Ω 16Ω
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
L2 6Ω 16Ω L1 4Ω 16Ω
OUT
4
CONTROL
IN
L
AUDIO
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
SPEAKERS
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
TUNER
CENTER
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
BD
IN
IN
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
SACD
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
IN
IN
IN
5
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 5
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
L
2
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN 3
(CD)
ZONE2
OUT
SUB
WOOFER
R
1
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
2
2
(For LD)
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 1
IR
AC IN
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SELECTABLE
SELECTABLE
R1
L1
R5
L5
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
VOIR LE MODE
D'EMPLOI
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
FRONT
HIGH
R
LOW
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND R
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND L
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
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Surround
right A
Surround
right B
Surround
back right
Surround
left B
Surround
left A
Surround
back left
Note
1 • When using one subwoofer, connect it to the SUBWOOFER 1 terminal.
• When using only one surround back speaker, connect it to the L4 (Single) terminals.
• When only two surround speakers are connected, connect them to the L2 (SL A) and R2 (SR A) terminals.
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting the speakers
Each speaker connection on the amplifier comprises a
positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to
match these up with the terminals on the speakers
themselves.
Caution
• These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE
voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when
connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables,
disconnect the power cord before touching any
uninsulated parts.
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted
together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal.
If any of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel
it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.
Bare wire connections
Make sure that the speaker cable you’re going to use is
properly prepared with about 10 mm of insulator stripped
from each wire, and the exposed wire strands twisted
together (fig. A).
To connect a terminal, unscrew the terminal a few turns
until there is enough space to insert the exposed wire
(fig. B). Once the wire is in position, tighten the terminal
until the wire is firmly clamped (fig. C).
fig. A
fig. B
fig. C
10 mm
Important
• Please refer to the manual that came with your
speakers for details on how to connect the other end
of the speaker cables to your speakers.
• If you are using a THX certified subwoofer use the
THX INPUT jack on the subwoofer (if your subwoofer
has one) or switch the filter position to THX on your
subwoofer.
Placing the speakers
Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect
on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines
should help you to get the best sound from your system.
• The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the
other speakers should be at about ear-level when
you’re listening to them. Putting the speakers on the
floor (except the subwoofer), or mounting them very
high on a wall is not recommended.
• For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers
2 m to 3 m apart, at equal distance from the TV.
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• When placing speakers near the TV, we recommend
using magnetically shielded speakers to prevent
possible interference, such as discoloration of the
picture when the TV is switched on. If you do not have
magnetically shielded speakers and notice
discoloration of the TV picture, move the speakers
farther away from the TV.
• If you’re using a center speaker, place the front
speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them at a
narrower angle.
• Place the center speaker above or below the TV so
that the sound of the center channel is localized at
the TV screen. Also, make sure the center speaker
does not cross the line formed by the leading edge of
the front left and right speakers.
• It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening
position. The angle depends on the size of the room.
Use less of an angle for bigger rooms.
• Surround and surround back speakers should be
positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and
titled slight downward. Make sure the speakers don’t
face each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should
be more directly behind the listener than for home
theater playback.
• Try not to place the surround speakers farther away
from the listening position than the front and center
speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound
effect.
• To achieve the best possible surround sound, install
your speakers as shown below. Be sure all speakers
are installed securely to prevent accidents and
improve sound quality.
Front
left
Front
right
Center
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
Surround
left A
Surround
left B
Surround
right A
Listening position
Surround back left
Surround
right B
Surround back right
Single surround back speaker
Caution
• Make sure that all speakers are securely installed.
This not only improves sound quality, but also
reduces the risk of damage or injury resulting from
speakers being knocked over or falling in the event of
external shocks such as earthquakes.
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The diagrams below show suggested surround and
surround back speaker orientation. The first diagram (fig.
A) shows orientation with one surround back speaker (or
none) connected. The second (fig. B) shows orientation
with two surround back speakers connected.
Plugging in the amplifier
Only plug in after you have connected all your
components to this amplifier, including the speakers.
1 Plug the supplied power cord into the AC IN socket
on the back of the amplifier.
90° to 120°
RS
LS
RS
LS
2
Plug the other end into a power outlet.
Caution
0° to 60°
RS
LS
SBL
SB
fig. A
SBL
SBR
SBR
fig. B
• If you have two surround back speakers THX
recommends placing them together and the same
distance from your listening position (see below).
THX speaker system setup
If you have a complete THX speaker system, follow the
diagram below to place your speakers. Note that the
surround speakers ( indicates bi-polar radiating
speakers) should output at an angle parallel to the
listener.
L
C
R
SL
• Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull
out the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the
power cord when your hands are wet, as this could
cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place
the unit, a piece of furniture, or other object on the
power cord or pinch the cord in any other way. Never
make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cables. The
power cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can
cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the
power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged,
ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent
service company for a replacement.
• The amplifier should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when not in
regular use, e.g., when on vacation.
• Make sure the blue  STANDBY/ON light has gone
out before unplugging.
SR
Surround
Surround
SBL
SBR
Surround back
• If you have two surround back speakers THX
recommends placing them together and the same
distance from your listening position for the following
THX modes: THX Ultra2 CINEMA, THX Ultra2
MUSIC and THX Ultra2 GAMES.
See also THX Audio Setting on page 54 to make the
settings that will give you the best sound experience
when using the Home THX modes (page 35).
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Controls and displays
Chapter 4:
Controls and displays
Front panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
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MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
ACTIVE MONITOR
L1
L2
L3
L4
L5
R5
R4
R3
R2
R1
STANDBY/ON
12
CTRL
ZONE2
13
14 15 16 17 18
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
11
SPEAKERS
USB
DIMMER
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
PHONES
20 21
19
22
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SETUP
23
RETURN
24
S-VIDEO
25
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
26
1  STANDBY/ON
Switches the amplifier between on and standby. Power
indicator lights when the amplifier is on.
5 ADVANCED MCACC indicator
Lights when one of the MCACC presets (page 37) is
selected.1
2 INPUT SELECTOR dial
Use to select an input source.
6
3 PHASE CONTROL indicator
Lights to indicate Phase Control or Full Band Phase
Control is selected (page 14).
4 Remote sensor
Receives the signals from the remote control (see
Operating range of remote control unit on page 31).
LCD display
7 i.LINK indicator
Lights when an i.LINK-Audio-equipped component is
selected (page 58).
8 HDMI indicator
Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped component;
lights when the component is connected (page 18).
Note
1 The MCACC indicator does not light when the MCACC preset memory currently being selected has not been corrected with Acoustic Calibration EQ
Professional or when EQ is set to OFF in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu (see Setting the Audio options on page 99).
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9
MASTER VOLUME dial
10 ACTIVE MONITOR indicator
The indicators of the speaker terminals compatible with
sound output are lit.
11 Front panel controls
To access the front panel controls, push gently on the
lower third portion of the panel with your finger.
04
25 RETURN
Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
26 VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
See Connecting a component to the front panel inputs on
page 26.
Operating range of remote control unit
The remote control may not work properly if:
• There are obstacles between the remote control and
the amplifier’s remote sensor.
INPUT
SELEC
TOR
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90
• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the
remote sensor.
STAND
BY/ON
L1
L2
L3
L4
ACTIVE
L5
MONITO
R
R5
R4
R3
R2
R1
MASTE
VOLUMR
E
12 MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (see MULTIZONE listening on page 64) use these controls to control
the sub zone from the main zone (see Using the MULTIZONE controls on page 66).
13 AUDIO PARAMETER
Use to access the Audio options (page 99).
• The amplifier is located near a device that is emitting
infrared rays.
• The amplifier is operated simultaneously with
another infrared remote control unit.
INPUT
SELE
CTOR
30°
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STAN
DBY/O
N
L1
14 VIDEO PARAMETER
Use to access the Video options (page 101).
15 /// /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround
sound system (see page 40).
30°
L2
L3
L4
ACTIV
L5
E MONIT
OR
R5
R4
R3
R2
R1
MAST
VOLU ER
ME
7m
16 STATUS
Information on the currently selected and set functions,
the input signal, etc., is displayed on the LCD (page 104).
17 LCD VIEW
The information shown on the LCD can be switched in
three steps (page 103).
18 DIMMER
Dims or brightens the LCD display (page 103).
19 USB interface
Connect a USB audio device for playback (page 73).
20 SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker system (page 61).
21 AUTO SURROUND/STREAM DIRECT
Press to select Auto Surround (page 34) or Stream Direct
(page 36) listening.
22 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are
connected, there is no sound output from the speakers.
23 MCACC SETUP MIC jack
Use to connect the supplied microphone.
24 SETUP
Press to access the System Setup menu (page 40).
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Controls and displays
5 Character display (LCD)
This display shows information when transmitting
control signals.
Remote control
1
AV AMPLIFIER
2
3
MAIN
SOURCE
ZONE2
12
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
SETUP – Indicates the setup mode, from which you
choose the options below.
PRESET – See Selecting preset codes directly on
page 106.
4
TUNER
PHONO
INPUT SELECT
13
TV
SOURCE
VOL
CH
14
AMP
6
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
VOL
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
MENU
DIRECT F – See Direct function on page 108.
16
RENAME – See Renaming input source names on
page 108.
ENTER
8
RETURN
ERASE – See Erasing one of the remote control button
settings on page 107.
RESET – See Resetting the remote control presets on
page 107.
READ ID – See Confirming preset codes on page 108.
SETUP
STATUS
CH LEVEL
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
SYS OFF – See Multi Operation and System Off on
page 108.
15
7
10
LEARNING – See Programming signals from other
remote controls on page 106.
MULTI OP – See Multi Operation and System Off on
page 108.
5
9
The following commands are shown when you’re setting
the remote to control other components (see Controlling
the rest of your system on page 106):
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
SR+
SBch
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
6 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV assigned to
the TV button. Thus if you only have one TV to hook up to
this system assign it to the TV input source button (see
page 106 for more on this).
TV – Use to turn on/off the power of the TV.
DISP
11
A.ATT
CLR
TV VOL +/– – Use to adjust the volume on your TV.
GENRE HDMI OUT
CH
MCACC
ENTER
INPUT – Use to select the TV input signal.
TV CH +/– – Use to select channels.
MUTE – Use to mute the sound or cancel the mute
mode.
The remote has been conveniently color-coded according
to component control using the following system:
• White – amplifier control, TV Control
• Blue – Other controls
1 MULTI-ZONE operation selector switch
Switch to perform operations in the main zone, zone 2
and zone 3 (page 64).
2 AV AMPLIFIER
This switches between standby and on for this amplifier.
3 MULTI OPERATION
Use this button to perform multi operations (page 108).
4 Input source buttons
Press to select control of other components (see
Controlling the rest of your system on page 106).
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7 Tuner/component control buttons/SETUP
These button controls can be accessed after you have
selected the corresponding input source button (DVD,
DVR 1, TV, etc.). Set the operation selector switch to
AMP to access the following controls:
AUDIO PARAMETER – Use to access the Audio
options (page 99).
VIDEO PARAMETER – Use to access the Video
options (page 101).
SETUP – Use to access the System Setup menu
(page 40).
RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the current
menu screen (also use to return to the previous menu
with DVDs or to select closed captioning with DTV).
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8 /// /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround
sound system (see page 40) and the Audio or Video
options (page 99 or 101). Also used to control DVD
menus/options and for deck 1 of a double cassette deck
player.
GENRE – Automatically selects the most appropriate
Advanced Surround mode for the genre of the source
currently being played back (this feature is available
only when a Pioneer DVD recorder supporting HDMI
Control is connected to this amplifier via HDMI)
(page 39).
9 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to control a
component after you have selected it using the input
source buttons.
HDMI OUT – Switch the HDMI output terminal
(page 103).
The controls above these buttons can be accessed after
you have selected the corresponding input source button
(for example DVD, DVR 1 or TV). The following controls
can be accessed when set the operation selector switch
to AMP.
STATUS – Press to check selected amplifier settings
(page 104).
CH LEVEL – Press repeatedly to select a channel,
then use / to adjust the level (page 53).
10 amplifier controls
STEREO/F.S.SURR – Switches between the stereo
playback mode (page 36) and the Front Stage
Surround Advance mode (page 36).
MCACC – Press to switch between MCACC presets
(page 37).
12 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components connected to the
amplifier (see page 106 for more on this).
13 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source.
14 Remote control operation selector switch
Set to AMP to operate the amplifier, TV or SOURCE to
operate the TV or the source device.
When this switch is set to AMP, the amplifier can be
controlled (used to select the green commands above
the number buttons (A.ATT, etc.). Also use this switch to
set up surround sound (page 11, page 40).
AUTO/DIRECT – Press to select Auto Surround
(page 34) or Stream Direct (page 36) listening.
15 VOL +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
THX – Press to select a Home THX listening mode
(page 35).
16 MUTE
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been
muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
OP
MEN
U
SETU
P
CHLE
VEL
X
/
TO T
U EC
A IR
D
11 Number buttons and other amplifier/component
controls
Use the number buttons to directly select the tracks on a
CD, DVD, etc.
ENTER can be used to enter commands for TV or DTV.
After set the remote control operation switch to AMP:
SIGNAL SEL – Use to select an input signal (page 37).
SLEEP – Use to put the amplifier in sleep mode and
select the amount of time before sleep (page 103).
/
EO R
ER UR
ST .S.S
F
ADV SURR – Use to switch between the various
surround modes (page 35).
STA
NDA
RD
R
ADV
SURR
MU
TE
MU
TE
PAR VID
AM EO
ETER
ENTE
R
STAT
US
TH
STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding and to
switch between the various 2 Pro Logic IIx and
Neo:6 options (page 34).
MEN
U
RETU
RN
Remote control
illumination button
On this amplifier’s remote control, the illumination of some of the
buttons and the LCD light when buttons are operated or the remote
control operation selector switch is switched. They also light when
the remote control illumination button is pressed, and turn off when
the button is pressed again. This function is convenient when
operating in dark rooms.
If you do not want the illumination to light when buttons are
operated, press and hold in the remote control illumination button
for 5 seconds to display LIGHT_M2 on the LCD. To return to the
original setting, press the remote control illumination button again
for 5 seconds to display LIGHT_M1 on the LCD.
DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display (page 103).
SR+ – Switches the SR+ mode on/off (page 69).
SBch – Use to select the surround/virtual back
channel mode (page 37).
PHASE – Press to switch on/off Phase Control or Full
Band Phase Control (page 14).
A.ATT – Attenuates (lowers) the level of an analog
input signal to prevent distortion (page 103).
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Listening to your system
Chapter 5:
Listening to your system
Standard surround sound
Important
• The listening modes and many features described in
this section may not be available depending on the
current source, settings and status of the amplifier.
See Listening modes with different input signal
formats on page 141 for more on this.
The following modes provide basic surround sound for
stereo and multichannel sources.3
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
Auto playback
There are many ways to listen back to sources using this
amplifier, but for the simplest, most direct listening
option is the Auto Surround feature. The amplifier
automatically detects what kind of source you’re playing
and selects multichannel or stereo playback as
necessary.1
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
• While listening to a source, press STANDARD.
If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listening mode.
• If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround
encoded, the proper decoding format will
automatically be selected and shows in the display.4
With two channel sources, you can select from:
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to movie sources
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
• While listening to a source, press AUTO/DIRECT
(AUTO SURROUND/STREAM DIRECT)2 for auto
playback of a source.
AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the display before
showing the decoding or playback format. Check the
digital format indicators in the front LCD display to see
how the source is being processed.
Listening in surround sound
Using this amplifier, you can listen to any source in
surround sound. However, the options available will
depend on your speaker setup and the type of source
you’re listening to.
If you connected surround back speakers, see also Using
surround back channel processing on page 37.
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to music sources5
• 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME– Up to 7.1 channel sound,
especially suited to video games
• 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround sound (sound
from the surround speakers is mono)
• Neo:6 CINEMA – 7.1 channel sound, especially
suited to movie sources
• Neo:6 MUSIC – 7.1 channel sound, especially suited
to music sources6
• Neural THX – Up to 7.1 channel sound, especially
suited to music sources7
With multichannel sources, if you have connected
surround back speaker(s) and have selected SBch ON, you
can select (according to format):
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above (only available
when you’re using two surround back speakers)
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above
• Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back channel
sound for 5.1 channel sources and provides pure
decoding for 6.1 channel sources (like Dolby Digital
Surround EX)
Note
1 • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using Neo:6 CINEMA or 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE (see Listening in surround sound above
for more on these decoding formats).
• The Auto Surround feature is canceled if you connect headphones.
2 For more options using this button, see Using Stream Direct on page 36.
3 In modes that give 6.1 channel sound, the same signal is heard from both surround back speakers.
4 If surround back channel processing (page 37) is switched OFF, or the surround back speakers are set to NO (this happens automatically if the Speaker
output setting on page 43 is set to All Ch Bi-Amp), 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic II (5.2 channel sound).
5 When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, there are three further parameters you can adjust: Center Width, Dimension,
and Panorama. See Setting the Audio options on page 99 to adjust them.
6 When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 Music mode, you can also adjust the center image effect (see Setting the Audio options on page 99).
7 Neural THX can be selected when the input signal is an analog or PCM signal.
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• DTS-ES – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback
with DTS-ES encoded sources
• DTS Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback
with DTS encoded sources
Using the Home THX modes
THX and Home THX are technical standards created by
THX Ltd. for cinema and home theater sound. Home THX
is designed to make home theater audio sound more like
what you hear in a cinema.
Different THX options will be available depending on the
source and the setting for surround back channel
processing (see Using surround back channel processing
on page 37 for more on this).
STATUS
TV
CH
1
SOURCE
VOL
CH LEVEL
AUTO/
DIRECT
The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety
of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced
Surround modes are designed to be used with film
soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music
sources. Try different settings with various soundtracks
to see which you like.
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
• Press ADV SURR repeatedly to select a listening
mode.2
• ACTION – Designed for action movies with dynamic
soundtracks
• DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of dialog
THX
AMP
Using the Advanced surround effects
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
STANDARD ADV SURR
VOL
Set the operation selector switch to AMP.
1
2 Press THX to select a listening mode.
With two channel sources, press THX repeatedly to select
a matrix-decoding process for the THX CINEMA mode
(see Listening in surround sound on page 34 for an
explanation of each process):
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
• SCI-FI – Designed for science fiction with lots of
special effects
• MONOFILM – Creates surround sound from mono
soundtracks
• ENTERTAINMENT SHOW – Suitable for musical
sources
• EXPANDED THEATER – Creates an extra wide stereo
field3
• 2 PRO LOGIC+THX CINEMA
• TV SURROUND – Provides surround sound for both
mono and stereo TV sources
• Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
• ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video games
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC+THX
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs
• Neo:6 MUSIC+THX
• CLASSICAL – Gives a large concert hall-type sound
• 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME+THX
• ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for rock
and/or pop music
• THX Ultra2 GAMES
With multichannel sources, press THX repeatedly to
select from:
• THX Surround EX – Allows you to hear 6.1 or 7.1
channel playback with 5.1 channel sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
• THX Ultra2 CINEMA – Allows you to hear 7.1
channel playback with 5.1 channel sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC+THX
• THX Ultra2 MUSIC – This mode is suited not only for
sources recorded in Dolby Digital and DTS, but also
to all multi-channel music sources (DVD-Audio, etc.).
• THX Ultra2 GAMES – This mode is suited to playing
the sound of games.
• UNPLUGGED – Suitable for acoustic music sources
• EXTENDED STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a
stereo source, using all of your speakers
• PHONES SURROUND – When listening through
headphones, you can still get the effect of overall
surround.
Tip
• When an Advanced Surround listening mode is
selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the
EFFECT parameter in Setting the Audio options on
page 99.
Note
1 • If you only have one surround back speaker connected, THX Ultra2 GAMES is not available.
• You can’t use the THX modes when headphones are connected.
2 • Depending on the source and the sound mode you have selected, you may not get sound from the surround back speakers in your setup. For more on
this, refer to Using surround back channel processing on page 37.
• If you press ADV SURR when the headphones are connected, the PHONES SURROUND mode will automatically be selected.
3 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).
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Listening to your system
WIDE position
FOCUS position
(Recommended)
Listening in stereo
When you select STEREO, you will hear the source
through just the front left and right speakers (and
possibly your subwoofer depending on your speaker
settings). Dolby Digital, DTS and WMA9 Pro
multichannel sources are downmixed to stereo.
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
for stereo playback.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
• STEREO – The audio is heard with your surround
settings and you can still use the Midnight,
Loudness, and Tone functions.
• F.S.SURR FOCUS – See Using Front Stage Surround
Advance below for more on this.
• F.S.SURR WIDE – See Using Front Stage Surround
Advance below for more on this.
Using Stream Direct
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the
truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary
signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the
pure analog or digital sound source (see Stream direct
with different input signal formats on page 145).
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
Using Front Stage Surround Advance
The Front Stage Surround Advance function allows you to
create natural surround sound effects using just the front
speakers and the subwoofer.
DIMMER
AUDIO
1 While listening to a source, press AUTO/DIRECT
(AUTO SURROUND/STREAM DIRECT) to select the
mode you want.
Check the digital format indicators in the front LCD
display to see how the source is being processed.
• AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on page 34.
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STANDARD ADV SURR
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
to select Front Stage Surround Advance modes.
• STEREO – See Listening in stereo above for more on
this.
• F.S.SURR FOCUS – Use to provide a rich surround
sound effect directed to the center of where the front
left and right speakers sound projection area
converges.
• DIRECT – Sources are heard according to the
settings made in the Surround Setup (speaker
setting, channel level, speaker distance, acoustic
calibration EQ, and X-curve), as well as with dual
mono, the input attenuator, and any sound delay and
hi-bit/hi-sampling settings. You will hear sources
according to the number of channels in the signal.
• PURE DIRECT – Analog and PCM sources are heard
without any digital processing.2 When the speaker
output setting is set to 7.2ch + Speaker B, no sound
is output from the Speaker B in this mode.
• F.S.SURR WIDE – Use to provide a surround sound
effect to a wider area than FOCUS mode.1
Note
1 When using F.S.SURR WIDE, a better effect can be obtained if Auto MCACC Setup is performed. For more on this, refer to Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11.
2 There are cases where a brief noise is heard before playback of sources other than PCM. Please select AUTO SURROUND or DIRECT if this is a problem.
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• 2 RF – Selects a 2 RF signal.4
Selecting MCACC presets
• HDMI – Selects an HDMI signal.5
• Default setting: MEMORY 1
If you have calibrated your system for different listening
positions1, you can switch between settings to suit the
kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting
(for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a
video game close to the TV).
A.ATT
TV
SOURCE
CLR
AMP
GENRE HDMI OUT
CH
MCACC
ENTER
CH
1
VOL
2 While listening to a source, press MCACC.
Press repeatedly to select one of the six MCACC presets2
or to switch calibration off. See Data Management on
page 50 to check and manage your current settings.
Choosing the input signal
On this amplifier, it is possible to switch the input signals
for the different inputs as described below.3
DIRECT
SOURCE
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
AMP
– Selects an i.LINK signal.
• PCM – Only PCM signals are output.6 The amplifier
selects the first available signal in the following order:
; HDMI; DIGITAL.
Using surround back channel
processing
• Default setting: SBch ON
VOL
Set the operation selector switch to AMP.
TV
•
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
You can have the amplifier automatically use 6.1 or 7.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby
Digital EX or DTS-ES), or you can choose to always use
6.1 or 7.1 decoding (for example, with 5.1 encoded
material). With 5.1 encoded sources, a surround back
channel will be generated, but the material may sound
better in the 5.1 format for which it was originally
encoded (in which case, you can simply switch surround
back channel processing off).
The table below indicates when you will hear the
surround back channel when playing various kinds of
sources (=Sound plays through surround back
speaker(s)).
AUDIO
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
CH
VOL
SR+
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
VOL
DISP
A ATT
1
SBch
TV
SOURCE
SR+
AMP
SBch
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
GENRE HDMI OUT
Set the operation selector switch to AMP.
CH
VOL
A.ATT
GENRE HDMI OUT
VOL
CLR
MCACC
CH
2 Press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to select the
input signal corresponding to the source component.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• AUTO – This is the default setting. The amplifier
selects the first available signal in the following order:
; HDMI; 2 RF; DIGITAL; ANALOG.
• ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.
• DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial digital signal.
Note
1 Different presets might also have separate calibration settings for the same listening position, depending on how you’re using your system. These presets
can be set in Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40, either
of which you should have already completed.
2 • These settings have no effect when headphones are connected.
• You can also press / to select the MCACC preset.
3 • This amplifier can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz), DTS (including DTS 96 kHz / 24 bit) and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. The
compatible signals via the HDMI and i.LINK terminals are: Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA 9 Pro, PCM (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sampling
frequencies), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-HD Master Audio, SACD and DVD Audio (including 192 kHz). With other digital signal
formats, set to ANALOG (the MULTI CH IN, TUNER and PHONO).
• You may get digital noise when a LD or CD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, make the proper digital connections
(page 25) and set the signal input to DIGITAL.
• Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player.
• Even when i.LINK is selected and the i.LINK indicator lights, you won’t hear any sound if the ouput settings of your i.LINK device are off.
• The input signal for unassigned i.LINK-equipped components is fixed to . See Checking the i.LINK inputs on page 59.
4 Make sure you connect your DVD/LD or LD players using the RF IN jack. If your player has a 2 RF output this will ensure you can use all LDs. Refer to
Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 20.
5 When the HDMI option in Setting the Audio options on page 99 is set to THROUGH, the sound will be heard through your TV, not from this amplifier.
6 • This is useful if you find there is a slight delay before AUTO recognizes the PCM signal on a CD, for instance.
• When PCM is selected, noise may be output during playback of non-PCM sources. Please select another input signal if this is a problem.
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1
Using the Virtual Surround Back mode
Set the operation selector switch to AMP.
2 Press SBch repeatedly to cycle the surround back
channel options.1
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• SBch ON – 6.1 or 7.1 decoding is always used (for
example, a surround back channel will be generated
for 5.1 encoded material)
• SBch AUTO – Automatically switches to 6.1 or 7.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example,
Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• SBch OFF – No sound is output from the surround
back speakers
When you’re not using surround back speakers,
selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround
back channel through your surround speakers. You can
choose to listen to sources with no surround back
channel information, or if the material sounds better in
the format (for example, 5.1) for which it was originally
encoded, you can have the amplifier only apply this effect
to 6.1 encoded sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES.2
The table indicates when you will hear the virtual
surround back channel (=Virtual surround back
channel is active).
• Press SBch repeatedly to cycle the virtual surround
back channel options.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
• VirtualSB ON – Virtual Surround Back is always used
(for example, on 5.1 encoded material)
• VirtualSB AUTO – Virtual Surround Back is
automatically applied to 6.1 encoded sources (for
example, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• VirtualSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is
switched off
Type of source
Dolby Digital EX/DTS-ES 5.1 ch sources
with 6.1 ch flagged
Dolby Digital/DTS and DVD-Audio 5.1 ch
sources
Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM and DVD-Audio
stereo sources
Analog 2-channel (stereo) sources
SBch
Processing /
Virtual SB
mode
Standard / THX
Stereo sources
Multichannel
sources
2 Pro Logic IIx 2 Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD/WMA9
Pro (44.1 kHz/48 kHz) encoded and PCM
5.1 ch sources
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD/
DTS-EXPRESS/WMA9 Pro (88.2 kHz/96
kHz) encoded 5.1 ch sources
Neo:6
ON


AUTO


ON


AUTO
c

ON

AUTO
b
ON

AUTO
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD/Dolby
Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD/WMA9 Pro
encoded and PCM 6.1 ch/7.1 ch sources
Advanced
surround
b

a

a








ON

d
AUTO

d
ON

d
AUTO
c
d
ON
c
d
AUTO
c
d
Note
1 By using a combination of surround back channel processing selection with speaker system selection it is possible to switch between a speaker
configuration for high sound quality multi-channel music sources (DVD Audio discs, SACDs, etc.) and the speaker configuration recommended by THX for
viewing movies. For details, see Switching the speaker system according to the playback environment (Application Manual) on page 62.
2 • You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this amplifier or when any of the THX, stereo, Front Stage
Surround Advance or Stream Direct mode is selected.
• You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the SB setting is set to NO in the Speaker Setting on page 52 or
All Ch Bi-Amp is selected in the Speaker output setting on page 43.
• The Virtual Surround Back mode cannot be applied to sources that do not have surround channel information.
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Type of source
05
SBch
Processing /
Virtual SB
mode
Stereo sources
Multichannel
sources
2 Pro Logic IIx 2 Pro Logic
ON

AUTO
b
Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD/WMA9
Pro (44.1 kHz/48 kHz) encoded stereo
sources
Standard / THX
a
Advanced
surround
Neo:6
d
d
ON
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD/
DTS-EXPRESS/WMA9 Pro (88.2 kHz/96
kHz) encoded stereo sources
AUTO
a. Only applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
b. Not applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
c. Sound is output from the surround back speakers only when THX Ultra2 CINEMA, THX MUSIC or THX GAMES is selected.
d. Advanced surround mode may not be available depending on the input signal.
Using the genre synchronizing function
This feature automatically selects the most appropriate
Advanced Surround mode for the source currently being
played back on a Pioneer DVD recorder supporting HDMI
Control connected to this amplifier via HDMI.1 For details
on HDMI Control, see About HDMI on page 19.
SR+
SBch
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
TV
CH
1
SOURCE
VOL
A.ATT
AMP
CLR
VOL
GENRE HDMI OUT
CH
MCACC
ENTER
Set the operation selector switch to AMP.
2 Press GENRE while the source assigned to a genre
is being played back.
The most appropriate Advanced Surround mode for the
source being played back is automatically selected.
Note
1 • This feature is available only when the source being played back is assigned to a genre. When the source has no genre assigned to, NO GENRE appears
showing that this feature is not available.
• Make sure that HDMI Control is set to ON. When OFF is selected, CANNOT SELECT appears showing that this feature is not available (see About HDMI
on page 19).
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Chapter 6:
The System Setup menu
Making amplifier settings from the
System Setup menu
The following section shows you how to make detailed
settings to specify how you’re using the amplifier (for
example, if you want to set up two speaker systems in
separate rooms), and also explains how to fine-tune
individual speaker system settings to your liking.
AV AMPLIFIER
MAIN
ZONE2
SOURCE
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
TUNER
PHONO
TV
CH
SOURCE
VOL
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
SACD
CD-R
AUDIO
PARAMETER
iPod
HDMI
TOP MENU
AMP
VOL
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
ENTER
RETURN
SETUP
CH LEVEL
1 Switch on the amplifier and your TV.
Use the AV AMPLIFIER button to switch on.1
• If headphones are connected to the amplifier,
disconnect them.
2 Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press the SETUP button.2
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the
/// buttons and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to
confirm and exit the current menu.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup
menu.
3
• Output Setup – Specifies how you are using your
speaker terminals (see Speaker output setting on
page 43).
• Manual MCACC – Fine-tunes your speaker settings
and customize the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see
Manual MCACC setup on page 44).
• FULL BAND PHASE CTRL – Calibrates and
automatically corrects the frequency-phase
characteristics of the speakers connected (see Full
Band Phase Control on page 49).
MENU
INPUT SELECT
STATUS
• Auto MCACC – See Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control)
on page 11 for a quick and effective automatic
surround setup. See Automatic MCACC (Expert)
below for a more detailed setup.
Select the setting you want to adjust.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
• Data Management – Checks your MCACC presets
and manages them through copying, renaming or
deleting (see Data Management on page 50).
• Manual SP Setup – Specifies the size, number,
distance and overall balance of the speakers you’ve
connected (see Manual speaker setup on page 52).
• Input Setup – Specifies what you’ve connected to
the digital, HDMI, component video and S-Video
inputs (see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
• OSD Language – The OSD’s display language can
be changed (see Changing the OSD display language
(OSD Language) on page 95).
• Other Setup – Makes customized settings to reflect
how you are using the amplifier (see The Other Setup
menu on page 96).
Automatic MCACC (Expert)
If your setup requires more detailed settings than those
provided in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11, you can
customize your setup options below. You can calibrate
your system differently for up to six different MCACC
presets3, which are useful if you have different listening
positions depending on the type of source (for example,
watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video game
close to the TV).4
Note
1 Make sure not to switch off the power when using the System Setup menu.
2 • Note that when editing items in the Manual MCACC menu, you will need to first specify the MCACC preset you want to adjust by pressing MCACC
before pressing SETUP.
• When the iPod or HOME MEDIA GALLERY input source is selected (in either the main or sub zone), or when using headphones, you can’t use the
System Setup menu. When you set ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or ZONE 2&3 to ON (page 66), you can’t use the System Setup menu.
3 These are stored in memory and referred to as MEMORY1 to MEMORY6 until you rename them in Data Management on page 50.
4 You may also want to have separate calibration settings for the same listening position, depending on how you’re using your system.
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Important
• Make sure the microphone/speakers are not moved
during the Auto MCACC Setup.
• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.1
• The screen saver will automatically appear after three
minutes of inactivity.
Caution
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are
output at high volume.
1 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the System Setup menu,
then press ENTER.
If the System Setup screen is not displayed, refer to
Making amplifier settings from the System Setup menu on
page 40.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
Output Setup
[
Normal
- 5 5 . 0 dB
]
S av e S Y M M E T RY t o
[ M 1 . M E M O RY
1
]
S TA RT
ENTER:Start
:Cancel
2 Make sure ‘Normal’ is selected,2 select an MCACC
preset3, then select START.4
For a fully customized Auto MCACC setup, select
CUSTOM and set the following parameters using /:5
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
Output Setup
[
Normal
- 5 5 . 0 dB
]
S av e S Y M M E T RY t o
[ M 1 . M E M O RY 1
]
C U S TO M
E N T E R : N ex t
: Cancel
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
C u s t o m M e nu
ALL
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
E Q P ro . & S - Wav e
F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
E N T E R : N ex t
DVD/LD
- 55.0dB
1. Auto MCACC
SYMMETRY
M1.MEMORY 1
ALL CH ADJ
[ M2.MEMORY 2 ]
FRONT ALIGN
[ M3.MEMORY 3 ]
THX Speaker
[ NO ]
[ START ]
: Return
: Return
• Custom Menu – The default is ALL (recommended),
but you can limit the system calibration to only one
setting (to save time) if you want.6 The available
options are ALL, Keep SP System,7 Speaker
Setting, Channel Level, Speaker Distance and EQ
Pro. & S-Wave.
• EQ Type (only available when the Custom Menu
above is EQ Pro. & S-Wave) – This determines how
the frequency balance is adjusted.
After a single calibration is performed, each of the
following three correction curves can be stored
separately in the MCACC memory. SYMMETRY (default)
implements symmetric correction for each pair of left
and right speakers to flatten the frequency-amplitude
characteristics. ALL CH ADJUST is a ‘flat’ setting where
all the speakers are set individually so no special
weighting is given to any one channel. FRONT ALIGN8
sets all speakers in accordance with the front speaker
settings (no equalization is applied to the front left and
right channels).
• THX Speaker (only available when the Custom Menu
above is ALL or Speaker Setting) – Select YES if you
are using THX speakers (set all speakers to SMALL),
otherwise leave it set to NO.
• Stand.Wave Multi-Point (only available when the
Custom Menu above is EQ Pro. & S-Wave) – In
addition to measurements at the listening position,
you can use two more reference points for which test
tones will be analyzed for standing waves. This is
useful if you want to get a balanced ‘flat’ calibration
for several seating positions in your listening area.9
Place the microphone at the reference point
indicated on-screen and note the last microphone
placement will be at your main listening position:
2nd reference
point
3rd reference
point
1
2
3
Main listening
position
When you’re finished settings the options, press
RETURN to go back to the Auto MCACC main setup.
Note
1 Except in cases where you are only adjusting one parameter (i.e. channel level) from the CUSTOM setup screen (step 2).
2 If you are planning to select any options other than Normal, read through Speaker output setting on page 43 and make sure to connect your speakers as
necessary before continuing to step 3.
3 The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can
rename it later in Data Management on page 50).
4 Note that correction curves are saved only when set to SYMMETRY. Select CUSTOM to save other correction curves (such as ALL CH ADJUST and
FRONT ALIGN).
5 Select DEMO, and then press ENTER to activate the demo mode of Auto MCACC. In the demo mode, no settings are saved and no errors occur. When
the speakers are connected to this amplifier, the test tone is output repeatedly. Press RETURN to cancel the test tone.
6 • The EQ Pro. & S-Wave measurement is also taken when ALL is selected. See Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional on page 47 for more on this.
• Either effect of Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional and Standing Wave can be switched on and off in the respective MCACC preset. For details, see
Setting the Audio options on page 99.
• The FULL BAND PHASE CTRL measurement is also taken when ALL is selected. See Full Band Phase Control on page 49.
7 The Keep SP System option allows you to calibrate your system while leaving your current speaker setting (page 52) unchanged.
8 If you selected ALL as your Custom Menu, you can specify the MCACC preset where you want to save the ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN settings.
9 Switch the Multi-Point setting NO if you only use one listening position.
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3 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC
jack on the front panel.
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers
and the microphone.
CTRL
ZONE2
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the
speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this
case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 7.
USB
DIMMER
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SETUP
RETURN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
0 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
1. Auto MCACC
N ow A n a ly z i n g …
( 2/10)
E nv i ro n m e n t C h e ck
Ambient Noise
M i c ro p h o n e
Speaker YES/NO
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that
it’s about ear level at your normal listening position.
Otherwise, place the microphone at ear level using a
table or a chair.
4
Follow the instructions on-screen.
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is automatically
detected every time you switch on the system. Make
sure it is on and the volume is turned up.
• See Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 13 for notes regarding high background noise
levels and other possible interference.
5 Wait for the Auto MCACC Setup to finish
outputting test tones.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
amplifier outputs test tones to determine the speakers
present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while
it’s doing this.
6 If necessary, confirm the speaker configuration in
the OSD.1
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the
actual speakers you have.
10:Next
7 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
amplifier outputs more test tones to determine the
optimum amplifier settings for channel level, speaker
distance, and Acoustic Calibration EQ.
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
N ow A n a ly z i n g …
0 . 0 dB
S u b wo o fe r C h e ck
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
N ow A n a ly z i n g …
S u r ro u n d
Speaker
Channel
Speaker
- 5 5 . 0 dB
( 6/10)
A n a ly s i s
System
[ OK ]
L ev e l
[ OK ]
Distance [
]
:Cancel
:Cancel
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 3 to 7 minutes.
• If you selected a Stand.Wave Multi-Point setup (in
step 2), you will be asked to place the mic at the 2nd
and 3rd reference points before finally placing it at
your main listening position.
8 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN
to go back to the System Setup menu.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
5 a . M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
Acoustic Cal EQ
F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
:Return
Note
1 This screen is only shown if you selected ALL or Speaker System in Custom Menu from the Auto MCACC CUSTOM menu.
En
:Cancel
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side
column (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct), there may be a problem with the speaker
connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the
power and check the speaker connections. If there
doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use /
to select the speaker and / to change the setting
(and number for surround back) and continue.
E N T E R : N ex t
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0 . 0dB
OK
:Cancel
• Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This
may result in incorrect speaker settings.
• With error messages (such as Too much ambient
noise! or Check Microphone) select RETRY after
checking for ambient noise (see Problems when
using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 13) and
verifying the mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to
be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and
continue.
[ OK ]
[
]
[
]
DV D / L D
1 . Au t o M C AC C
CHECK
F ro n t
[ YES ]
Center
[ YES ]
Surr A
[ YES ]
Surr B
[ YES ]
SB
[ YESx2]
SW
[ YESx2]
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The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give
you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is
also possible to adjust these settings manually using the
System Setup menu (starting on page 40).1
You can also choose to view the settings by selecting
individual parameters from the MCACC Data Check
screen:
• Speaker Setting – The size and number of speakers
you’ve connected (see page 52 for more on this)
• Channel Level – The overall balance of your speaker
system (see page 44 or 53 for more on this)
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Speaker output setting
• Default setting: Normal
You can set the usage purpose for the ten channels worth
of speaker terminals. One of five patterns can be selected
according to the speaker layout and usage purpose (see
Selecting the speaker layout/usage pattern on page 9).3
1 Select ‘Output Setup’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making amplifier settings from the System Setup
menu on page 40 if you’re not already at this screen.
• Speaker Distance – The distance of your speakers
from the listening position (see page 45 or 54 for
more on this)2
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
• Standing Wave – Filter settings to control lower
‘boomy’ frequencies (see page 46 for more on this)
• Acoustic Cal EQ – Adjustments to the frequency
balance of your speaker system based on the
acoustic characteristics of your room (see page 47
for more on this)
• FULL BAND PHASE CTRL – The original
characteristics of group delay of the speakers
calibrated and the targeted characteristics can be
displayed graphically (see Full Band Phase Control on
page 49 for more on this).
Press ENTER after you have finished checking each
screen. When you’re finished, select RETURN to go back
to the System Setup menu.
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this amplifier
upon completion of the Auto MCACC setup.
DV D / L D
2 . Output Setup
Normal
F ro n t
Center
Surr
SB
[
- - - dB
:Normal
:Normal
: A r r ay
:Normal
Confirm
]
:Cancel
The amplifier’s volume is set to the minimum in order to
protect the speakers.
2
Select the speaker setting.
• Normal – Select for “Normal surround connections”.
• All Ch Bi-Amp – Select for “5.2-channel Bi-amp
connections”.
• Front Bi-Amp – Select for “7.2-channel front Bi-amp
connections”.
• 7.2ch+ZONE 2 – Select for “7.2-channel + Zone 2
connections”.
• 7.2ch+Speaker B – Select for “7.2-channel + speaker
B connections”.
3 Select ‘Confirm’.
The layout of the speaker terminals for the selected item
is displayed.
4 Check the layout of the output terminals, then
select ‘YES’.
The setting is made according to the selected item.
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
Note
1 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm will end up with different size settings.
You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 52.
• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and
room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
• If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting
the settings manually.
2 Since the distance measurements have been set according to the sound characteristics of your speakers, there are cases where (for optimal surround
sound) the actual distance may differ from the speaker distance setting.
3 • When changing the speaker output settings, we recommend selecting the speaker layout/usage pattern first.
• All the MCACC memory settings are cleared when the speaker output settings are changed. Perform the Auto MCACC Setup procedure again after
changing the speaker connections and speaker output settings (see page 11).
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Manual MCACC setup
You can use the settings in the Manual MCACC setup
menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more
familiar with the system. Before making these settings,
you should have already completed Automatically setting
up for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control)
on page 11.
You only need to make these settings once (unless you
change the placement of your current speaker system or
add new speakers).
Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup are output at
high volume.
Important
• You will need to first specify the MCACC preset you
want to adjust by pressing MCACC before pressing
SETUP (step 2 in Making amplifier settings from the
System Setup menu on page 40). When Manual
MCACC is selected while MCACC is set to OFF, the
selection screen for the MCACC memory appears.
Select a memory to adjust manually.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
S e l e c t M C AC C m e m o r y.
:Cancel
• For some of the settings below, you’ll have to connect
the setup microphone to the front panel and place it
about ear level at your normal listening position.
Press SETUP to display the System Setup menu
before you connect the microphone to this amplifier.
If the microphone is connected while the System
Setup menu is not being displayed, the display will
change to the Auto MCACC setup menu. See
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 13 for notes regarding high background noise
levels and other possible interference.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and turn up
the volume to the middle position.
1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making amplifier settings from the System Setup
menu on page 40 if you’re not already at this screen.
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• Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay settings for
your speaker system (see Fine Speaker Distance on
page 45).
• Precision Distance – Fine-adjusting the positions of
the speakers (see Fine-adjusting the positions of the
speakers (Precision Distance) on page 45).
• Standing Wave – Control overly resonant low
frequencies in your listening room (see Standing
Wave on page 46).
The last two settings are specifically for customizing the
parameters explained in Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust
on page 47:
• EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency balance
of your speaker system while listening to test tones
(see Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust on page 47).
• EQ Professional – Calibrate your system based on
the direct sound coming from the speakers and make
detailed settings according to your room’s reverb
characteristics (see Acoustic Calibration EQ
Professional on page 47).
• Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels)
M 1 . M E M O RY 1
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
• Fine Channel Level – Make fine adjustments to the
overall balance of your speaker system (see Fine
Channel Level below).
Fine Channel Level
M C AC C O F F
E N T E R : N ex t
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you’re doing this for the first time, you might want to
make these settings in order.
DV D / L D
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
:Return
You can achieve better surround sound by properly
adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system. The
following setting can help you make detailed
adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual
speaker setup on page 52.
1 Select ‘Fine Ch Level’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
The volume increases to the 0.0 dB reference level.
DV D / L D
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
:Return
DV D / L D
- 2 0 . 0 dB
3 a . F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Please wait... 20
C AU T I O N
Loud test tones will
be output.
:Cancel
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2 Adjust the level of the left channel.
This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want
to keep the level around 0.0dB so that you’ll have plenty
of room to adjust the other speaker levels.
DV D / L D
0 . 0 dB
3 a . F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
M C AC C : M 1 . M E M O RY 1
R e f. C h : L
+0.5dB
E N T E R : N ex t
:Cancel
• After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels
(+/–10dB) as necessary.
Use / to adjust the volume of the speaker you
selected to match the reference speaker. When it sounds
like both tones are the same volume, press  to confirm
and continue to the next channel.
DV D / L D
3 a . F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
SL A
L
L
R
C
SL
SR
SL
SR
A
A
B
B
+0.5dB
[ -1.5dB]
[ +1.0dB]
+10.0dB
[ +10.0dB]
[ -10.0dB]
[ +10.0dB]
SBL
SBR
SW1
SW2
0 . 0 dB
2 Adjust the distance of the left channel from the
listening position.
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the distance
as necessary.
Use / to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected
to match the reference speaker. The delay is measured in
terms of speaker distance from 0.01 m to 9.00 m.
DV D / L D
3b. Fine SP Distance
C
L
L
[ 3.05 m]
R
[ 2.81 m]
C
1.92 m]
SL A [ 2.23 m]
SR A [ 2.34 m]
SL B [ 3.24 m]
SR B [ 3.36 m]
0 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
3b. Fine SP Distance
SBL
SL A
SBL
SBR
SW1
SW2
:Finish
2.52
[ 2.32
[ 4.02
[ 4.13
0 . 0 dB
m
m]
m]
m]
:Finish
Listen to the reference speaker and use it to measure the
target channel. From the listening position, face the two
speakers with your arms outstretched pointing at each
speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if they are
arriving simultaneously at a position slightly in front of
you and between your arm span.1
[ -9.5dB]
[+10.0dB]
[ -1.5dB]
[ -1.5dB]
: Finish
• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will
change depending on which speaker you select.
• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply
use / to select it.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Fine Speaker Distance
• Default setting: 3.00 m (all speakers)
For proper sound depth and separation with your system,
it is necessary to add a slight bit of delay to some
speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening
position at the same time. You can adjust the distance of
each speaker in 1 cm increments. The following setting
can help you make detailed adjustments that you may
not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page 52.
1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
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3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
:Return
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0 . 0 dB
3b. Fine SP Distance
M C AC C : M 1 . M E M O RY 1
R e f. C h : L
3.03 m
E N T E R : N ex t
:Cancel
When it sounds like the delay settings are matched up,
press  to confirm and continue to the next channel.
• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will
change depending on which speaker you select.
• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply
use / to select it.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Fine-adjusting the positions of the speakers
(Precision Distance)
Before using this function, perform the Auto MCACC
Setup procedure (see page 11). The auto MCACC speaker
distance correction function corrects the distance to the
speakers with a precision of 1 cm. Here, rather than
correct the numerical value of the distance, actually
move the physical positions of the speakers to fine-adjust
(the subwoofer cannot be adjusted). The input from the
microphone is indicated on the screen. Fine-adjust the
positions of the speakers so that the gauge reading is
maximum. The detailed distance adjustments that were
previously performed by skilled installers by ear can
easily be performed watching the gauge on the monitor.
Note
1 • If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjusting the distance setting, you may need to change the angle of your speakers very slightly.
• For better audibility, the subwoofer emits a continuous test tone (oscillating pulses are heard from your other speakers). Note that it may be difficult to
compare this tone with the other speakers in your setup (depending on the low frequency response of the reference speaker).
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The System Setup menu
1 Select ‘Precision Distance’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
Determine this after connecting the setup microphone.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
DV D / L D
- 2 0 . 0 dB
3c. Precision Distance
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
Please wait... 20
C AU T I O N
Loud test tones will
be output.
:Cancel
:Return
2 Fine-adjust the positions of the speakers in
sequence, starting from the front right channel.1
Test tones are output from the speaker for the selected
channel and from one other speaker. Move the position
of the selected speaker to fine-adjust. Watch the screen
when doing so, and fine-adjust the positions of the
speakers so that the gauge reading is maximum. Also,
the channel serving as the standard differs according to
the channel being adjusted. Do not move the speaker
serving as the standard channel.
The maximum gauge reading is 10.0. (If the reading stays
under 10.0, adjust the speaker for the maximum value.)
DV D / L D
3c. Precision Distance
Ref . Ch : L
Ch
Standing Wave
• Default setting: ON2
Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain
conditions, sound waves from your speaker system
resonate mutually with sound waves reflected off the
walls in your listening area. This can have a negative
effect on the overall sound, especially at certain lower
frequencies. Depending on speaker placement, your
listening position, and ultimately the shape of your room,
it results in an overly resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The
Standing Wave Control uses filters to reduce the effect of
overly resonant sounds in your listening area. During
playback of a source, you can customize the filters used
for Standing Wave Control for each of your MCACC
presets.3
1 Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
DV D / L D
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
0 . 0 dB
R
9.2
Adjust speaker
position
: Finish
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
:Return
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
3 d. Standing Wave
MCACC : M1. MEMORY 1
Filter Ch
TRIM
No.
f [
Q [
ATT [
SW
[ +12.0 dB ]
1
2
3
63 Hz ] [ 110 Hz ] [ 250 Hz ]
3.0 ] [ 8.0 ] [ 5.0 ]
2.5 dB ] [ 6.0 dB ] [ 6.0 dB ]
:Finish
2 Adjust the parameters for the Standing Wave
Control.
• Filter Ch – Select the channel to which you will apply
the filter(s): MAIN (all except center channel and
subwoofer), Center or SW (subwoofer).
• TRIM (only available when the filter channel above is
SW) – Adjust the subwoofer channel level (to
compensate for the difference in output post-filter).
• f / Q / ATT – These are the filter parameters where f
represents the frequency you will be targeting and Q
is the bandwidth (the higher the Q, the narrower the
bandwidth, or range) of the attenuation (ATT, the
amount of reduction to the targeted frequency).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Note
1 • If the microphone is placed in a different position from when the Auto MCACC procedure was performed, it may not be possible to adjust properly. In
this case, we recommend performing the procedure at Fine Speaker Distance on page 45 in the Auto MCACC custom measurements, then performing the
adjustment described here without moving the microphone.
• The adjustment here is for adjusting for an error of 1 cm or less (not adjustable with the Auto MCACC Setup). 0.0 may be displayed after distance
correction with the Auto MCACC Setup, but even in this case this adjustment allows you to optimize the correction. Note that if the Auto MCACC Setup is
performed after completing the fine-adjustment here, the correction precision will drop to about 1 cm.
• Like with the Auto MCACC Setup, perform this adjustment in as quiet an environment as possible. 0.0 will be displayed if abrupt noise is input during
the adjustment.
• The distance for all the channels can only be made uniform even if the R (front right) channel is adjusted in the proper order.
• Be very careful not to tip the speakers over when moving them.
• The result of the adjustment performed here can be checked by listening to the test pulses output at the Fine-adjusting the positions of the speakers
(Precision Distance) on page 45 (the test pulses will be more centrally positioned between the speakers than before the adjustment was performed). Be
careful not to change the distance values at this time.
2 You can switch on or off the Standing Wave feature in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. See Setting the Audio options on page 99 for more on this.
3 • Since they will be overwritten, you may want to save the standing wave settings made with the Auto MCACC Setup to another MCACC preset.
• Standing Wave control filter settings cannot be changed during playback of sources using the HDMI connection.
• When Standing Wave is selected for a MCACC preset memory where STAND.WAVE is set to OFF in the AUDIO PARAMETER, STAND.WAVE ON is
automatically selected.
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Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of room
equalizer for your speakers (excluding the subwoofer). It
works by measuring the acoustic characteristics of your
room and neutralizing the ambient characteristics that
can color the original source material (providing a ‘flat’
equalization setting). If you’re not satisfied with the
adjustment provided in Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on
page 11 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40, you
can also adjust these settings manually to get a
frequency balance that suits your tastes.1
This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room
reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system
based on the direct sound coming from the speakers. It
can also provide you with a graphical output of the
frequency response of your room.2
1 Select ‘EQ Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC setup
menu.
DV D / L D
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
:Return
2 Select the channel(s) you want and adjust to your
liking.
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:Finish
TRM
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k
DV D / L D
3e. EQ Adjust
M C AC C : M 1
Ch
[SBL]
dB
63Hz [
125Hz [
250Hz [
500Hz [
1kHz
2kHz [
4kHz [
8kHz [
16kHz [
TRIM [
0.0]
0.0]
0.0]
0.0]
0.0
0.0]
0.0]
0.0]
0.0]
0.0]
Use the / buttons to select the channel.
Use the / buttons to select the frequency and /
to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to
the top of the screen and use the / buttons to select
the next channel.
• The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the
frequency adjustment is too drastic and might
distort. If this happens, bring the level down until
OVER! disappears from the display.
How to use Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
If you find that lower frequencies seem overly reverberant
in your listening room (i.e. it sounds ‘boomy’), or that
different channels seem to exhibit different reverb
characteristics, select EQ Pro. & S-Wave (or ALL) for the
Custom Menu setting in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on
page 40 to calibrate the room automatically. This should
provide a balanced calibration that suits the
characteristics of your listening room.
If you still aren’t satisfied with the results, the manual
Advanced EQ setup (below) provides a more customized
calibration of your system using the direct sound of the
speakers. This is done with the help of a graphical output
that can be displayed on-screen, or using a computer
(with software available from Pioneer — see Connecting
a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 69).
How to interpret the graphical output
The graph shows decibels on the vertical axis and time (in
milliseconds) on the horizontal axis. A straight line
indicates a flat-response room (no reverb), whereas a
sloping line indicates the presence of reverberation when
outputting test tones. The sloping line will eventually
flatten out when the reverberant sound stabilizes (this
usually takes about 100 ms or so).
By analyzing the graph, you should be able to see how
your room is responding to certain frequencies.
Differences in channel level and speaker distance are
taken into account automatically (compensation is
provided for comparison purposes), and the frequency
measurements can be examined both with and without
the equalization performed by this amplifier.3
Tip
• Changing the frequency curve of one channel too
drastically will affect the overall balance. If the
speaker balance seems uneven, you can raise or
lower channel levels using test tones with the TRIM
feature. Use / to select TRIM, then use / to
raise or lower the channel level for the current
speaker.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Note
1 When EQ Adjust is selected for a MCACC preset memory where EQ is set to OFF in the AUDIO PARAMETER, EQ ON is automatically selected.
2 This system allows you to customize your system calibration with the help of a graphical output that can be displayed on-screen, or using a computer
(with software available from Pioneer—see Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 69 for more on this).
3 Note that due to an effect known as ‘group delay’, lower frequencies will take longer to be generated than higher frequencies (this is most obvious when
comparing the frequencies at 0 ms). This initial slope is not a problem (i.e. excessive reverb) with your listening room.
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• Reverb characteristics for different channels –
Reverb characteristics can be somewhat different for
each channel. Since this difference increases as the
sound is influenced by the various room
characteristics, it is often better to capture a
frequency analysis early on for smoother mixing of
channel frequencies/sounds.
Setting Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
according to your room characteristics
Using the manual setup, you can set the time period at
which the frequency response is analyzed, pinpointing
the time that is best for system calibration with your
particular room characteristics.
The graph below shows the difference between
conventional acoustic calibration and professional
calibration (the gray circle indicates the point where the
microphone captures sound during frequency analysis).
Left
surround
Level
Right
surround
Level
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
Test tone
0
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
0
80
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
160 (in msec)
As soon as audio is output from your speaker system, it
is influenced by room characteristics, such as walls,
furniture, and the dimensions of the room. The sooner
the frequency analysis, the less it is influenced by the
room. We recommend an earlier time setting of
30~50ms to compensate for two major factors that will
influence the sound of most rooms:
• Reverberance of high vs. low frequencies –
Depending on your room, you may find that lower
frequencies seem overly reverberant compared to
higher frequencies (i.e. your room sounds ‘boomy’).
This may result in a skewed frequency analysis if the
measurement is done too late.
Low
frequencies
Level
High
frequencies
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
0
80
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
160 (in msec)
80
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
160 (in msec)
If your room isn’t affected by the factors above, it is often
not necessary to make a 30~50ms setting. Later time
settings may provide a more detailed sound experience
with your speaker system. It is best to try and see what
works best for your particular room.
Note that changing the room (for example, moving
furniture or paintings) will affect the calibration results.
In such cases, you should recalibrate your system.
Using Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
1
Select ‘EQ Professional’, then press ENTER.
DV D / L D
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
F i n e C h a n n e l L ev e l
Fine SP Distance
Precision Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
EQ Adjust
E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
:Return
2
DV D / L D
3 f. E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
- 5 5 . 0 dB
1 . R ev e r b M e a s u r e m e n t
2 . R ev e r b V i ew
3 . A dva n c e d E Q S e t u p
e . E Q P ro fe s s i o n a l
E N T E R : N ex t
:Return
Select an option and press ENTER.
• Reverb Measurement – Use this to measure the
reverb characteristics of your room (for graphical
output using a PC, see Connecting a PC for Advanced
MCACC output on page 69 to connect an RS-232C
cable before selecting this option).
• Reverb View – You can check the reverb
measurements made for specified frequency ranges
in each channel.1
Note
1 If the Reverb View procedure is performed after the Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 or Reverb
Measurement operation, depending on the standing wave control setting, differences may appear on the reverb graph. With the Auto MCACC function, the
reverberations are measured with the standing waves controlled, so the reverb characteristics graph shows the characteristics with the effect of the
standing waves eliminated. By contrast, the Reverb Measurement function measures the reverberations without controlling the standing waves, so the
graph indicates the reverb characteristics including the effect of the standing waves. If you wish to check the reverb characteristics of the room itself (with
the standing waves as such), we recommend using the Reverb Measurement function.
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• Advanced EQ Setup – Use this to select the time
period that will be used for frequency adjustment and
calibration, based on the reverb measurement of
your listening area. Note that customizing system
calibration using this setup will alter the settings you
made in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 or
Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40 and is not
necessary if you’re satisfied with these settings.
3 If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ
ON or OFF, and then START.
DV D / L D
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3 f 1 . R ev e r b M e a s u r e m e n t
M C AC C : M 1 . M E M O RY 1
DV D / L D
0 . 0 dB
3 f 1 . Reverb Measurement
N ow A n a ly z i n g …
( 2/ 5)
R ev e r b M e a s u r e w i t h
EQ OFF
E nv i ro n m e n t C h e ck
Ambient Noise
M i c ro p h o n e
S p e a k e r L ev e l
[ S TA RT ]
:Cancel
[ OK]
[
]
[
]
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
3 f 3 . Adv. EQ Setup (1/2)
Ch
L
Fq
[ 125H z ]
T m [ 3 0- 5 0 m s ]
dB
0
80
160ms
:Cancel
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
3 f 3 . A dv. E Q S e t u p ( 2 / 2 )
M C AC C : M 1 . M E M O RY 1
E Q Ty p e [ S Y M M E T RY ]
S t a n d . Wav e M u l t i - Po i n t
[ NO ]
S TA RT
ENTER:Start
: Cancel
:Cancel
The following options determine how the reverb
characteristics of your listening area are displayed in
Reverb View and Output PC (Data Management):
• EQ OFF – You will see the reverb characteristics of
your listening area without the equalization
performed by this amplifier (before calibration).
• EQ ON – You will see the reverb characteristics of
your listening area with the equalization performed
by this amplifier (after calibration).1 Note that the EQ
response may not appear entirely flat due to
adjustments necessary for your listening area.
When the reverb measurement is finished, you can select
Reverb View to see the results on-screen. See
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output on page 118
for troubleshooting information.
4 If you selected ‘Reverb View’, you can check the
reverb characteristics for each channel. Press RETURN
when you’re done.
DV D / L D
3 f 2 . R ev e r b V i ew
M1 : EQ OFF
Ch
L
Fq [
dB
0
5 If ‘Advanced EQ Setup’ is selected, enter the
desired time setting for calibration. Press  to proceed
to the next screen, and then select START.
Based on the reverb measurement above, you can
choose the time period that will be used for the final
frequency adjustment and calibration. Even though you
can make this setting without reverb measurement, it is
best to use the measurement results as a reference for
your time setting. For an optimal system calibration
based on the direct sound coming from the speakers, we
recommend using the 30~50ms setting.
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- 5 5 . 0 dB
125Hz ]
160ms
:Return
This appears according to the setting you chose in
Reverb Measurement (step 3 above). Use the /
buttons to select the channel and the frequency you want
to check. Use the / buttons to go back and forth
between the two. Note that the markers on the vertical
axis indicate decibels in 2 dB steps.
Use the / buttons to select the channel, frequency,
and time setting. Use the / buttons to switch
between them.
You can switch between your connected speakers
(excluding the subwoofer), and display the
measurements for the following frequencies: 63Hz,
125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz and
16kHz.
Select the setting from the following time periods (in
milliseconds): 0~20ms, 10~30ms, 20~40ms, 30~50ms,
40~60ms, 50~70ms and 60~80ms. This setting will be
applied to all channels during calibration.
When you’re finished, select START. It will take about 2
to 4 minutes for the calibration to finish.
After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is set, you are
given the option to check the settings on-screen.
Full Band Phase Control
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the
frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers
connected and corrects the phase distortion. This
amplifier analyzes the frequency-phase characteristics of
the speakers by calibrating test signals output from the
speakers with the supplied microphone, therefore
flattening the analyzed frequency-phase characteristics
during audio signal playback. This correction minimizes
group delay between the middle- and low-frequency
ranges and improves the frequency-phase
characteristics across all ranges. Furthermore, the
enhanced frequency-phase characteristics between
channels ensure better surround sound integration for
multichannel sources. For details, see Using Full Band
Phase Control on page 14.
Note
1 The calibration corresponding to the currently selected MCACC preset will be used when EQ ON is selected. To use another MCACC preset, exit the
System Setup menu and press MCACC to select it before pressing SETUP.
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This section describes how to calibrate the frequencyphase characteristics of the speakers only. Once you
have performed calibration with Auto MCACC set as a
default setting or with CUSTOM set to ALL, the Full Band
Phase Control calibration is already done (In this case,
the previous settings are overwritten if you perform
calibration again as described here).
1 Select ‘FULL BAND PHASE CTRL’ from the System
Setup menu.
See Making amplifier settings from the System Setup
menu on page 40 if you’re not already at this screen.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
2
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
4 . F U L L BA N D PA S E C T R L
a. Measurement
b . G ro u p D e l ay V i ew
This appears according to the setting you chose in
Measurement (step 2 above). Use / to select the
channel you want to check.3
Data Management
This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets,
allowing you to calibrate your system for different
listening positions (or frequency adjustments for the
same listening position).4 This is useful for alternate
settings to match the kind of source you’re listening to
and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies
from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the TV).
From this menu you can check your current settings,
copy from one preset to another, name presets for easier
identification and clear any ones you don’t need.
:Return
Select an option and press ENTER.
• Measurement – Calibrates and corrects the
frequency-phase characteristics of each speaker.
1 Select ‘Data Management’ from the System Setup
menu.
See Making amplifier settings from the System Setup
menu on page 40 if you’re not already at this screen.
• Group Delay View – The original characteristics of
group delay of the speakers calibrated and the
targeted characteristics can be displayed
graphically.
3
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
If you selected ‘Measurement’, press ENTER.1
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
4a. Measurement
F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
Measurement
[ S TA RT
ENTER:Start
DV D / L D
4a. Measurement
N ow A n a ly z i n g …
0 . 0 dB
( 5/ 5)
F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
D e l ay C h e ck
[ OK]
G ro u p D e l ay
[
]
]
:Cancel
:Cancel
When the Full Band Phase Control measurement is
finished, you can select Group Delay View to see the
results on-screen.
4 If you selected ‘Group Delay View’, you can check
the graph showing the group delay characteristics.
Press RETURN, then you’re done.2
- 55.0dB
DVD/LD
4b. Group Delay View
Original & Targ et
Channel
Front
Tgt
ms
^
^
^
Org
Hz
:Return
Tergeted
characteristics after
correction
2
DV D / L D
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
Memory Rename
M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Output PC
:Return
Select the setting you want to adjust.
• MCACC Data Check – Check the settings for any of
your MCACC presets using the on-screen display
(see Checking MCACC preset data on page 51).
• Memory Rename – Name your MCACC presets for
easy identification (see Renaming MCACC presets on
page 51).
• MCACC Memory Copy – Copy settings from one
MCACC preset to another (see Copying MCACC
preset data on page 51).
• MCACC Memory Clear – Clear any MCACC presets
that you don’t want (see Clearing MCACC presets on
page 51).
• Output PC – See Connecting a PC for Advanced
MCACC output on page 69 for more on this.
Original
characteristics of
the speakers
calibrated
Note
1 When Measurement is selected and set and speaker phase disturbance is corrected, the Full Band Phase Control function automatically turns on.
2 When your PC is connected to this amplifier, the original characteristics of group delay of the speakers calibrated and the corrected characteristics of
group delay can be displayed in 3-dimension on your PC.
3 The subwoofer is excluded from correction.The super tweeter in the super high-frequency range is excluded from correction. Also, speakers theoretically
unaffected by group delay (full-range speakers, for instance) are excluded from correction. Because calibration involves the spatial characteristics, you may
not get the same results after you perform calibration again depending on your audiovisual environment and your speaker system.
4 This can be done in Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40,
either of which you should have already completed.
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Checking MCACC preset data
Copying MCACC preset data
After you have completed Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on
page 11 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40, you
can check your calibrated settings using the on-screen
display.
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic Calibration
EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on page 44), we
recommend copying your current settings1 to an unused
MCACC preset. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will
give you a reference point from which to start.
1 Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
1 Select ‘MCACC Memory Copy’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
DV D / L D
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
5 a . M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
- 5 5 . 0 dB
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
Memory Rename
M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Output PC
DV D / L D
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
S t a n d i n g Wav e
Acoustic Cal EQ
F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
Memory Rename
M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Output PC
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
5 c . M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
Copy
All Data
From
[ M1. MEMORY 1 ]
To
[ M2. MEMORY 2 ]
Start Copy
E N T E R : N ex t
:Return
2
:Return
Select the setting you want to check.
• It is useful to do this while a source is playing so you
can compare the different settings.
3 Select the MCACC preset that you want to check.
Use the / buttons if necessary to switch speakers/
settings.
TRIM
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k
4 Press RETURN to go back to the Data Check menu,
repeating steps 2 and 3 to check other settings.
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Data Management setup menu.
Renaming MCACC presets
If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re
using, you may want to rename them for easier
identification.
1 Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
Memory Rename
M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Output PC
:Return
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
5b. Memory Rename
M C AC C Po s i t i o n R e n a m e
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6
[
[
[
[
[
M E M O RY
M E M O RY
M E M O RY
M E M O RY
M E M O RY
M E M O RY
:Cancel
2
Select the setting you want to copy.
• All Data – Copies all the settings of the selected
MCACC preset memory.
• LEVEL & DISTANCE – Copies only the channel level
and speaker distance settings of the selected
MCACC preset memory.
3 Select the MCACC preset you’ll be copying the
settings ‘From’, then specify where you want to copy
them (‘To’).
Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC preset you’re
currently using (this can’t be undone).
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
5 a 5 . E Q D a t a C h e ck
MCACC
M1
63Hz : 0.0
Ch
[SBL] 125Hz : 0.0
dB
250Hz : 0.0
500Hz : 0.0
1kHz : 0.0
2kHz : 0.0
4kHz : 0.0
8kHz : 0.0
16kHz : 0.0
:Return
TRIM : 0.0
DV D / L D
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
[Cancel ]
:Return
1
2
3
4
5
6
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
2 Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then
select an appropriate preset name.
Use / to select the preset, then / to select a
preset name.
3 Repeat for as many MCACC presets as necessary,
then press RETURN when you’re finished.
You will return to the Data Management setup menu.
4 Select ‘OK’ to confirm and copy the settings.
Completed shows in the OSD to confirm the MCACC
preset has been copied, then you automatically return to
the Data Management setup menu.
Clearing MCACC presets
If you are no longer using one of the MCACC presets
stored in memory, you can choose to clear the calibration
settings of that preset.
1 Select ‘MCACC Memory Clear’ from the Data
Management setup menu.
DV D / L D
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
Memory Rename
M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Output PC
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
5 d . M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Clear
M 1 . M E M O RY 1
Start Clear
:Return
[Cancel]
:Cancel
2 Select the MCACC preset you want to clear.
Make sure you don’t clear an MCACC preset you’re
currently using (this can’t be undone).
3 Select ‘OK’ to confirm and clear the preset.
Completed shows in the OSD to confirm the MCACC
preset has been cleared, then you automatically return to
the Data Management setup menu.
Note
1 The settings made in Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40.
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Speaker Setting
Manual speaker setup
This amplifier allows you to make detailed settings to
optimize the surround sound performance. You only need
to make these settings once (unless you change the
placement of your current speaker system or add new
speakers).
These settings are designed to customize your system,
but if you’re satisfied with the settings made in
Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC &
Full Band Phase Control) on page 11, it isn’t necessary to
make all of these settings.
Caution
Select ‘Manual SP Setup’, then press ENTER.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
DV D / L D
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
• The test tones used in the System Setup are output at
high volume.
1
Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration
(size, number of speakers and crossover frequency). It is
a good idea to make sure that the settings made in
Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC &
Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 are correct.1 Note
that this setting applies to all MCACC presets, and
cannot be set independently.
DV D / L D
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
X-Curve
T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to
adjust these settings in order:
• Speaker Setting – Specify the size and number of
speakers you’ve connected (see below).
• Channel Level – Adjust the overall balance of your
speaker system (page 53).
• Speaker Distance – Specify the distance of your
speakers from the listening position (page 54).
• X-Curve – Adjust the tonal balance of your speaker
system for movie soundtracks (page 54).
• THX Audio Setting – Specify whether you are using
a THX speaker setup (page 54).
3 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting,
pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
X-Curve
T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
DV D / L D
6a. Speaker Setting
F ro n t
SMALL
Center [ SMALL ]
Surr A [ SMALL ]
Surr B [ SMALL ]
SB
[ S M A L L x2 ]
SW
[ Y E S x2 ]
- 5 5 . 0 dB
X . OV E R [ 8 0 H z ]
(THX:ALL SMALL )
:Return
:Return
2 Choose the set of speakers that you want to set,
then select a speaker size.
Use / to select the size (and number) of each of the
following speakers:2
• Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you
didn’t connect a subwoofer. Select SMALL to send
the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.
• Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker
reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center
speaker, choose NO (the center channel is sent to
the front speakers).
• Surr3 – Select LARGE if your surround speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect
surround speakers choose NO (the sound of the
surround channels is sent to the front speakers or a
subwoofer).
• SB – Select the number of surround back speakers
you have (one, two or none).4 Select LARGE if your
surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies
effectively. Select SMALL to send bass frequencies to
the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t
connect surround back speakers choose NO.
Note
1 If you’re using a THX speaker setup, set all speakers to SMALL.
2 If you select SMALL for the front speakers the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center and surround speakers can’t be set to LARGE
if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
3 Surr A and Surr B can be set when Output Setup is set to Normal.
4 • If you selected All Ch Bi-Amp (in Speaker output setting on page 43) you can’t adjust the surround back settings.
• If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.
• If you select one surround back speaker only, make sure that speaker is hooked up to the left surround back terminal.
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• SW – Select the number of subwoofer you have (one
or two). LFE signals and bass frequencies of
channels set to SMALL are output from the
subwoofer when YES is selected. Choose the PLUS
setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass
sound continuously or you want deeper bass (the
bass frequencies that would normally come out the
front and center speakers are also routed to the
subwoofer).1 If you did not connect a subwoofer
choose NO (the bass frequencies are output from
other speakers).
3 Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover frequency.2
Frequencies below this point will be sent to the
subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
• AUTO – Adjust channel levels as the test tone moves
from speaker to speaker automatically.
3 Confirm your selected setup option.
The test tones will start after you press ENTER.
DV D / L D
6 b . C h a n n e l L ev e l
- 2 0 . 0 dB
Please Wait . . . 20
CAUTION
Loud test tones will
be output.
:Cancel
4 Adjust the level of each channel using the /
buttons.
If you selected MANUAL, use / to switch speakers.
The AUTO setup will output test tones in the order shown
on-screen:
DV D / L D
0 . 0dB
6 b . C h a n n e l L ev e l
M C AC C
: M 1 . M E M O RY 1
Channel Level
L
+0.5 dB
C [ -1.5 dB
R [ +1.0 dB
SR A [ +10.0 dB
SR B [ +10.0 dB
Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the
overall balance of your speaker system, an important
factor when setting up a home theater system.
]
]
]
]
SBR
SBL
SL B
SL A
SW1
SW2
[ +10.0 dB ]
[ -9.5 dB ]
[ -10.0 dB ]
[ -9.5 dB ]
[ -1.5 dB ]
[ -1.5 dB ]
:Finish
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is
emitted.3
Important
• When Channel Level is selected while MCACC is set
to OFF, the selection screen for the MCACC memory
appears. Select a memory to adjust manually.
Tip
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
6 b . C h a n n e l L ev e l
S e l e c t M C AC C m e m o r y.
• The channel level can be changed at any time. Set the
operation selector switch to AMP, then press CH
LEVEL on the remote control, and then use / to
adjust the level.
M C AC C O F F
M 1 . M E M O RY 1
E N T E R : N ex t
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
:Cancel
1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
DV D / L D
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
X-Curve
T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
:Return
2
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
6 b . C h a n n e l L ev e l
M C AC C
: M 1 . M E M O RY 1
Te s t To n e
AU TO
E N T E R : N ex t
:Return
Select a setup option.
• MANUAL – Move the test tone manually from
speaker to speaker and adjust individual channel
levels.
Note
1 If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE for your front speakers and PLUS for the subwoofer. This may not,
however, yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker placement of your room you may actually experience a decrease in the amount of bass due
low frequency cancellations. In this case, try changing the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get good results, listen to the bass response with
it set to PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and SMALL alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best. If you’re having problems,
the easiest option is to route all the bass sounds to the subwoofer by selecting SMALL for the front speakers.
2 • This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds playing back from the speakers selected as LARGE, or the subwoofer, and bass sounds playing
back from those selected as SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff will be for bass sounds in the LFE channel.
• If you’re using a THX speaker setup, confirm that the crossover frequency is set to 80Hz.
3 • If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB
SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).
• The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual soundtrack.
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X-Curve
For good sound depth and separation from your system,
you need to specify the distance of your speakers from
the listening position. The amplifier can then add the
proper delay needed for effective surround sound.
Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too bright
when played back in large rooms. The X-Curve setting
acts as a kind of re-equalization for home theater
listening, and restores proper tonal balance of movie
soundtracks.1
Select ‘X-Curve’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
DV D / L D
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
6d. X-Curve
X-Curve
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
6c. Speaker Distance
S e l e c t M C AC C m e m o r y.
M C AC C O F F
:Cancel
1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
DV D / L D
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
X-Curve
T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
:Return
[
[
[
[
0.51
1.50
1.00
6.25
4.86
m
m]
m]
m]
m]
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Tip
• For best surround sound, make sure the surround
back speakers are the same distance from the
listening position.
8k
4k
Room size (m2)
≤36
≤48
≤60
≤72
≤300
≤1000
X-Curve (dB/oct)
–0.5
–1
–1.5
–2
–2.5
–3
• If you select OFF, the frequency curve will be flat and
the X-Curve has no effect.
:Finish
2 Adjust the distance of each speaker using the /
buttons.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.01 m
increments.
16k
2k
1k
2 Choose the X-Curve setting you want.
Use / to adjust the setting. The X-Curve is expressed
as a downwards slope in decibels per octave, starting at
2 kHz. The sound becomes less bright as the slope
increases (to a maximum of -3.0dB/oct). Use the
following guidelines to set the X-Curve according to your
room size:
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
6c. Speaker Distance
M C AC C
: M 1 . M E M O RY 1
L
C
R
SR A
SR B
:Finish
:Return
M 1 . M E M O RY 1
E N T E R : N ex t
- 5 5 . 0 dB
-2.0dB/oct
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
X-Curve
T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
63
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
500
1
• When Speaker Distance is selected while MCACC is
set to OFF, the selection screen for the MCACC
memory appears. Select a memory to adjust
manually.
250
Important
125
06
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
THX Audio Setting
When the THX Loudness Plus function is used, sound
can be played with the full surround effect even when the
volume is low.
With some speaker setups, depending on the position of
the subwoofer and the walls in your listening area, you
may experience overly resonant frequencies in the bass.
If you have this problem use the THX Ultra2 subwoofer
setup to switch on boundary gain compensation (see
About THX on page 127 for more on this).
For the most effective results when using the THX Ultra2
Cinema, THX Ultra2 Music Mode and THX Ultra2 Games
Mode listening modes (see Using the Home THX modes
on page 35) with the Advanced Speaker Array (ASA)
system (see About THX on page 127), it is required that
you make the setting. See Placing the speakers on
page 28 for more on THX speaker placement.2
Note
1 Since the principal is the same, X-Curve isn’t applied when you’re using any of the Home THX modes (see Using the Home THX modes on page 35).
2 If you don’t have surround back speakers, or just have one, or you select All Ch Bi-Amp in Output Setup, you won’t be able to select this setting.
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1 Select ‘THX Audio Setting’ from the Manual SP
Setup menu.
DV D / L D
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Speaker Setting
C h a n n e l L ev e l
Speaker Distance
X-Curve
T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
:Return
2 Select either ON or OFF for THX Loudness Plus
setting.
DV D / L D
6 e . T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
Loudness Plus
THX Ultra2 SW
[
Boundary Gain
Compensation [
- 5 5 . 0 dB
ON
YES ]
OFF ]
S B S P Po s i t i o n
[ 0-0.3 m ]
SBL–SBR
:Finish
3 Specify whether your subwoofer is THX Ultra2
certified or not.
DV D / L D
6 e . T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
Loudness Plus
[
THX Ultra2 SW
Boundary Gain
Compensation [
- 5 5 . 0 dB
ON ]
YES
OFF ]
S B S P Po s i t i o n
[ 0-0.3 m ]
SBL–SBR
:Finish
If your subwoofer isn’t THX Ultra2 certified, but you still
want to switch boudary gain compensation on, select
YES here, but the effect might not work properly.
4 Select either ON or OFF for Boundary Gain
Compensation setting.
DV D / L D
6 e . T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
Loudness Plus
[
THX Ultra2 SW
[
Boundary Gain
Compensation
- 5 5 . 0 dB
ON ]
YES ]
OFF
S B S P Po s i t i o n
[ 0-0.3 m ]
SBL–SBR
:Finish
5 Specify the distance of your surround back speakers
from each other.
DV D / L D
6 e . T H X Au d i o S e t t i n g
Loudness Plus
[
THX Ultra2 SW
[
Boundary Gain
Compensation [
- 5 5 . 0 dB
ON ]
YES ]
OFF ]
S B S P Po s i t i o n
0-0.3 m
SBL–SBR
:Finish
• 0-0.3 m – Surround speakers within 30 cm apart
(best for THX surround sound).
• > 0.3-1.2 m – Surround speakers between 30 cm and
1.2 m apart.
• 1.2 m < – Surround speakers more than 1.2 m apart.
6 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
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Other connections
Chapter 7:
Other connections
Caution
• Make sure the power is switched off before making or
changing the connections.
Connecting an iPod
This amplifier has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod
using the controls of this amplifier.1 If Error I3 is displayed when this amplifier is connected to an iPod and the input
is set to the iPod, this amplifier’s iPod operation mode must be switched. To do so, follow the procedure at Switching
the iPod operation mode on page 58 and switch to Type 2. The iPod can now be operated from this amplifier.
Connecting your iPod to the amplifier
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
IN 1
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
IN
COAXIAL
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
2
2
ZONE2
OUT
IN 1
(TV)
L
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
R
L
R
SURROUND
L
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
1
OUT
2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
R
L
R
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
6
PRE OUT
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
MULTI CH
IN
iPod control
cable
L
AUDIO
R
IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
AUX
CENTER
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
BD
IN
IN
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
SACD
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
IN
IN
IN
5
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
AUDIO
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
1
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
Y ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
PB
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
iPod
Music >
Extras >
Settings >
Shuffle Songs
Backlight
MENU
Control Dock
for iPod
1 Set this amplifier to the standby mode, and then
use the supplied iPod control cable2 to connect your
iPod to the iPod terminal on the rear panel of this
amplifier.
Push the connector in until you hear it click home. To
disconnect, squeeze the connector (as shown) to release
the catch, then pull out.
2 Switch the amplifier on and press the iPod input
source button to switch the amplifier to the iPod.
The front LCD display shows Loading while the amplifier
verifies the connection and retrieves data from the iPod.
Note
1 • This system is compatible with an iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano and iPod Photo portable device (fourth generation and above). However, compatibility may
vary depending on the software version of your iPod. Note, however, that some of the functions may be restricted for some models.
• iPod nanos of the second generation and before do not output video signals externally, so iPod nano images cannot be played on this amplifier.
• When an iPod or iPod nano of fifth generation or above is connected, the audio signals are transferred from the iPod in digital format (LPCM), allowing
playback with higher sound quality.
• Video contents can be played on this amplifier by connecting an iPod compatible with the Video Browse function.
2 • This cable is for use with this unit only. Do not use it with other equipment.
• This product is the Pioneer Control Dock for iPod (IDK-80) for use with an iPod equipped with a dock connector port (fourth generation and above),
iPod mini, iPod nano or iPod Photo.
• For detailed instructions on using the iPod, please refer to the manual supplied with the iPod.
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3 Set the operation selector switch to SOURCE, and
then press TOP MENU button to display iPod Top
menu.
When the display shows Top Menu you’re ready to play
music from the iPod.1
4 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you
want to play, then press  to start playback.3
Navigation through audio categories on your iPod looks
like this:
Playlists  Songs
Artists  Albums  Songs
Albums  Songs
Songs
Podcasts
Genres  Artists  Albums  Songs
Composers  Albums  Songs
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
• If the display shows No Connection after pressing
iPod, try switching off the amplifier and reconnecting
the iPod to the amplifier.
• If the display shows Error I3 after pressing iPod, set
the iPod operation mode to Type 2. See Switching the
iPod operation mode on page 58.
iPod playback
To navigate songs or videos on your iPod, you can take
advantage of the OSD of your TV connected to this
amplifier.2 You can also control all operations for music
or videos in the front LCD display of this amplifier.
Tip
• You can play all of the songs or videos in a particular
category by selecting the All item at the top of each
category list. For example, you can play all the songs
by a particular artist.
Finding what you want to play
When your iPod is connected to this amplifier, you can
browse songs or videos stored on your iPod by playlist,
artist, album name, song name, video name, genre or
composer, similar to using your iPod directly.
• Example of top menu for iPods compatible with the
Video Browse function
iPod
Top
[ Music
[ Videos
Basic playback controls
The following table shows the basic playback controls for
your iPod:
Button
What it does

Press to start playback.
If you start playback when something other than a song
is selected, all the songs that fall into that category will
play.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
]
]

Pauses playback, or restarts playback when paused.
/
Press and hold during playback to start scanning.
/
Press to skip to previous/next song.
ENTER
Press repeatedly to switch among Repeat One,
Repeat All and Repeat Off.
• Example of top menu for iPods not compatible with
the Video Browse function
iPod
Music
[ Playlists
[ Artists
[ Albums
[ Songs
[ Podcasts
[ Genres
[ Composers
[ Audiobooks
[ Shuffle Songs
ENTER
- 5 5 . 0 dB
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
1 (When Video Browse compatible) Use the /
buttons to select and set either Music or Videos, then
press ENTER.
Press repeatedly to switch among Shuffle Songs,
Shuffle Albums and Shuffle Off.
/
When browsing, press to move to previous/next levels.
/
During Audiobook playback, press to switch the
playback speed: Faster  Normal  Slower
TOP MENU Press to return to the iPod Top menu screen.
iPod CTRL
Press to switch to the iPod controls. Press again to
return to the amplifier controls.
RETURN
Press to return to the previous level.
2 Use the / buttons to select a category, then
press ENTER to browse that category.
• To return to the previous level, press RETURN.
3 Use the / buttons to browse the selected
category (e.g., albums).
• Use / to move to previous/next levels.
Note
1 The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this amplifier (Pioneer shows in the iPod display). Features such as the equalizer cannot
be controlled using this amplifier, and we recommend switching the equalizer off before connecting.
2 Note that with ZONE 2 or ZONE 3 non-roman characters in the playlist are displayed as #.
3 If you’re in the song category or video category, you can also press ENTER to start playback.
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Watching photos and video content
To view photos or video on your iPod, since video control
is not possible using this amplifier, you must use the
main controls of your iPod instead.1
1 Set the operation selector switch to SOURCE, then
press iPod CTRL to switch to the iPod controls for photo
and video playback.
The amplifier controls will be unavailable while you are
watching iPod videos or browsing photos.
2 Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to the
amplifier controls when you’re done.
Switching the iPod operation mode
On this amplifier, there are two iPod operation modes.
Normally Type 1, the factory default, can be used, but
with some models of iPods the iPod cannot be controlled
from this amplifier unless you switch to Type 2. If Error
I3 is displayed when you connect the iPod, use the
procedure described below to switch to Type 2.2
1 When this amplifier is in the standby mode, press
the  STANDBY/ON button while pressing the SETUP
button.
2
Select ‘iPod mode  Type 1 ’ on the LCD.
3
Select ‘Type 1’ or ‘Type 2’ (/ then ENTER).
Caution
• If your i.LINK connector comes into contact with
metallic parts of the amplifier other than the i.LINK
terminal, an electrical short may occur. Some cables
have metal parts that may touch the unit when
connected. Please take care to use a suitable i.LINK
cable only.
Important
• Please use 4-pin, S400 cables less than 3.5 meters
long. Although longer ones are available, they may
not work reliably.
• There may be cases where the PQLS/rate control
function and/or the i.LINK audio does not work
properly even when connected to i.LINK Audiocompatible equipment.
• Do not connect/disconnect i.LINK cables or switch
on/off any components connected using i.LINK when
the amplifier is on.
1 Use an i.LINK cable to connect one of the i.LINK
connectors on this amplifier to an i.LINK connector on
your i.LINK component.
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
COAXIAL
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
If you have a component with an i.LINK connector, you
can connect it to this amplifier using an i.LINK cable.
Since the i.LINK interface does not transmit video
signals, the video signal of i.LINK-connected
components must be connected with other cables (see
Connecting your equipment on page 16 for more on
making video connections). If you’ve already hooked up
the video signal from the component, assign the i.LINK
input to the input function to which you’ve connected the
video signals (see The Input Setup menu on page 94). See
Checking the i.LINK inputs on page 59 to confirm your
i.LINK settings.
The two i.LINK connectors on the rear of your amplifier
are 4-pin connectors. Use a 4-pin, S400 i.LINK cable to
connect i.LINK-equipped components.
Note
1 Your iPod nano currently restricts viewing of photo images stored.
2 The Video Browse function cannot be used when Type 2 is set.
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ASSIGNABLE 1
6
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
RF IN
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 4
(SACD)
Using the i.LINK interface
IN 1
S400
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
IN 5
2
2
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
IN 1
(TV)
L
FRONT
2
IN 2
(SAT)
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
SURROUND
1
R
L
SURROUND
BACK
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
(Single) L
R
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
LAN (10/100)
iPod
EXTRA
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
1
6
S400
(AUDIO)
i.LINK-equipped component
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• The arrow on the cable connector body should be
lined up with the arrow (to the left of the connector)
on the amplifier for correct alignment. The i.LINK
cable should be inserted straight into the connector
so that it snaps easily into place. If not connected
properly the amplifier will not be able to recognize
any connected components. Note that the i.LINK
cable is fragile and can be broken easily if too much
force is used when connecting.
2 Assign the i.LINK component to the input you want,
then make any necessary output settings on the
component.
See The Input Setup menu on page 94 to assign the
component to an input function on this amplifier. Follow
the operating instructions that came with the component
to make any necessary output settings.
• You can connect several components together using
i.LINK. See Creating an i.LINK network below.
Checking the i.LINK inputs
If you have several i.LINK-equipped components and
have assigned them to input functions in The Input Setup
menu on page 94, you can confirm the settings you made
below.
1 Select ‘i.LINK Check’ from the Other Setup menu
and press ENTER.
See The Other Setup menu on page 96 for more on
navigating this menu screen.
• If no i.LINK-equipped components are connected
i.LINK Check cannot be selected.
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
:Return
DV D / L D
9 f. i . L I N K C h e ck
- 5 5 . 0 dB
(1/2)
*
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
1
2
DV- 8 6 8 AV i
DV- 8 6 8 AV i
DV- S 8 5 8 A i
DV- S 8 5 8 A i
DV- 7 5 7 A i
RECEIVER-1
: TV
: DV D
: DV R 1
: i.LINK
: i.LINK
:––––
:Return
2 Scroll through the list to confirm your settings.
When a number of i.LINK-equipped components are
connected to your amplifier, the i.LINK-equipped
component you are looking for might be listed on
additional display screens.
• i.LINK is displayed after unassigned device names
(e.g. DV-79AVi [i.LINK]).
• If a connected devices cannot output (playback) a
source using the i.LINK connection, [- - - -] is
displayed after the input device name (e.g. DV-79AVi
[- - - -]). Non-compatible devices cannot be assigned
to inputs.
• When the cables for an assigned input device
become loose or the power is cut to the device, an
asterisk (*) appears before the device name (e.g.
*DV-79AVi [CD]).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
About i.LINK
i.LINK is a trademark name for IEEE1394, a high-speed
interface for digital audio, video and other data found on
personal computers, digital camcorders, and other kinds
of audio and audio/visual equipment. A single i.LINK
connector can both send and receive data at the same
time, so only one cable is required to connect
components for two-way communication.
“i.LINK” and the “i.LINK” logo are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
About PQLS rate control
Pioneer’s PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System)
technology provides high-precision digital audio from
DVD-A, SACD and audio CD sources when you use the
i.LINK interface. A precision quartz controller in this
amplifier eliminates distortion caused by timing errors
(jitter), giving you the best possible digital-to-analog
conversion from the digital source.
To take advantage of PQLS, you must have a player
compatible with rate-control, and it must be switched on
and connected to this amplifier through the i.LINK
network.
Creating an i.LINK network
Using i.LINK it is possible to chain up to 17 components
together so that the digital audio and control signals from
each component is available to other components in the
network. With the addition of an i.LINK repeater, it’s
possible to connect up to 63 components.
i.LINK connectors come in 4-pin and 6-pin
configurations. This amplifier uses the 4-pin connection,
but the two types can be mixed on a network.
This amplifier is compatible with i.LINK Audio (A&M
protocol) components, such as DVD players. Note that
when connected to i.LINK MPEG-II TS equipment (such
as a digital satellite tuner), i.LINK DV equipment (such as
a DVD recorder or DV camcorder), or an i.LINK-equipped
personal computer, audio and video signals are not
transmitted, and connecting to these devices sometimes
causes network interruptions. Check the operating
instructions supplied with your other i.LINK components
for compatibility information.
This amplifier is DTCP (Digital Transmission Content
Protection) compliant, so you can play DVD-A, DVDVideo, and SACD i.LINK audio.
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When setting up an i.LINK network, it’s important that
the components form an open ended chain (fig. 1), or a
tree (fig. 2).
fig. 1
fig. 2
i.LINK cable
i.LINK cable
The system will not work if the connected components
form a loop. If a loop is detected, the message LOOP
CONNECT shows in the display. Figs. 3 and 4 show
connections that form a loop.
fig. 3
fig. 4
i.LINK cable
i.LINK cable
1) IEEE Std. 1394a-2000, Standard for a High Performance
Serial Bus
2) Audio and Music Data Transmission Protocol 2.0
Following the standard for AM824 sequence adaptation
layers, the product is compatible with IEC60958 bitstream,
DVD-A and SACD.
Connecting the multichannel analog
inputs
For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your DVD player may
have 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel analog outputs (depending
on whether your player supports surround back
channels).1 Make sure that the player is set to output
multichannel analog audio.
1 Connect the front, surround, center and subwoofer
outputs on your DVD player to the corresponding
MULTI CH IN jack on this amplifier.
• Use standard RCA/phono jack cables for the
connections.
2 If your DVD player also has outputs for surround
back channels, connect these to the corresponding
MULTI CH IN jacks on this amplifier.
• Use standard RCA/phono jack cables for the
connections.
• If there is a single surround back output, connect it to
the SURROUND BACK L (Single) jack on this
amplifier.
Another consideration when connecting i.LINK devices
is the speed of the interface. At present there are three
speeds; S100 (slowest), S200 and S400 (fastest). This
amplifier uses the S400 type. Although you can use
components with different speeds together, we
recommend connecting slower-speed components at
the edge of the network if possible (shown by the shaded
boxes in figs. 1 and 2). This will keep the network free of
bottlenecks.
When used within an i.LINK network, this amplifier must
be on for the i.LINK connection to be maintained. Other
components in the network may or may not maintain the
connection in standby (none will when the power is
completely off)—check the operating instructions
supplied with individual components. Note that the audio
may be momentarily interrupted if a component in the
i.LINK network is switched on/off, or its i.LINK
connection is switched on/off.
This product complies with the following i.LINK interface
specifications:
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD player as
above, you must select the analog multichannel inputs
for surround sound playback.2
With MULTI CH IN inputs, it is possible to switch the
number of channels of the input signal according to the
connected components. For example, when only two
channels of audio signals are being input to the MULTI
CH IN terminals, switch the number of playback
channels to 2 ch using the SIGNAL SEL button.
TUNER
PHONO
iPod
HDMI
INPUT SELECT
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
SR+
TV
SOURCE
AMP
A.ATT
CH
VOL
SBch
VOL
CLR
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
GENRE HDMI OUT
MCACC
CH
Note
1 To listen to multichannel analog audio you’ll need to switch the input signal selector to MULTI CH IN (see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs above
for more on this).
2 • When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, only the volume and channel levels can be set.
• You can’t listen to your speaker B system during playback from the multichannel inputs.
• With MULTI CH IN inputs, it is possible to play pictures simultaneously. For details, see Multi Channel Input Setup on page 96.
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1 Make sure you have set the playback source to the
proper output setting.
For example, you might need to set your DVD player to
output multichannel analog audio.
When set to 7.2ch + ZONE 2
2 Use the INPUT SELECT button to select MULTI CH
IN.
You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front
panel.
When set to 7.2ch + Speaker B
3
ON
Set the operation selector switch to AMP.
4 Press the SIGNAL SEL button repeatedly to select
the number of channels of the input signal you want to
play.
The mode switches as shown below each time the button
is pressed.
2 ch
6 ch
8 ch
7 ch
• Depending on the DVD player you’re using, the
analog output level of the subwoofer channel may be
too low. In this case, the output level of the subwoofer
can be increased by 10 dB in the Multi Ch In Setup in
Other Setup. For details, see Multi Channel Input
Setup on page 96.
Switching the speaker system
When the A/B speaker system is switched, the speakers
being played switches. Select the speaker system to be
used as necessary.
CTRL
ZONE2
OFF
OFF
A ON
A+B
ON
B ON
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
USB
DIMMER
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SETUP
RETURN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
When set to Normal
• SP: A+B ON: The surround sound is output from the
speakers connected to both A and B.
• SP: A ON: The surround sound is only output from
the speaker connected to A. It is not output from the
speaker connected to B.
• SP: B ON: The surround sound is only output from the
speaker connected to B. It is not output from the
speaker connected to A.
When set to 7.2ch + Speaker B1
• SP: A ON: The sound is output from all the speakers
other than those connected to the L2 and R2 speaker
terminals (surround playback is possible).
• SP: B ON: Only output from speakers connected to
the L2 and R2 speaker terminals. (Only 2-channel
stereo playback possible.)
• Use the SPEAKERS button on the front panel to
select a speaker system setting.
The modes that can be selected differ according to the
speaker output setting (see page 43).
When set to All CH Bi-Amp or Front Bi-Amp
The mode switches as shown below each time the button
is pressed.
When set to 7.2ch + ZONE 2
When set to Normal
OFF
A ON
A+B
ON
B ON
When set to All CH Bi-Amp
ON
• SP: A+B ON: The sound of A and B above is output
simultaneously.
• SP: ON: Output from all speakers.
• SP: ON: The sound selected for the main zone is
output from the speakers connected to speaker
terminals other than L5 and R5. The sound selected
for ZONE 2 is output from the speakers connected to
the L5 and R5 speaker terminals.
Common to all the above settings
OFF
When set to Front Bi-Amp
ON
DIGITAL IN
OFF
• SP: OFF: No sound is output from the speakers.
Sound is only output from Zone 2 when the speaker
output terminal setting (see page 43) is set to 7.2ch +
ZONE 2. (Sound is always output from the pre-out
terminals, so sound may be output from the
subwoofer.)
Note
1 When A ON is selected, the sound of B is not output from the PREOUT terminal. In the same way, when B ON is selected, the sound of A is not output
from the PREOUT terminal. The sound of both A and B is output from the PREOUT terminal when either A+B ON or OFF is selected.
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Switching the speaker system
according to the playback environment
(Application Manual)
With the amplifier, the combination of the speaker
system A/B selection with the surround back channel
processing selection (page 37) can be used to switch
between the speaker configuration for high sound quality
multi-channel music sources (DVD Audio discs, SACDs,
etc.) recommended by the ITU-R and a speaker system
for viewing movies as recommended by THX.
Note that to do so you must make 9.1-channel (or 9.2channel) speaker connections and set the speaker
output terminal setting to Normal.
Setting the speaker system for high sound
quality multi-channel music sources (DVD
Audio discs and SACDs)
C
R
L
60°
100°
to
120°
Listening
position
(SL A)
(SR A)
SL B
SR B
(SBL) (SBR)
1 Switch the speaker system.
Select B ON. A is turned off and sound is only produced
from the surround B channel (speaker for listening to
music).
2 Switch the surround back channel.
Select SBch OFF. The above settings allow you to enjoy
high sound quality multi-channel music sources with the
speaker layout recommended by the ITU-R (5.1 or 5.2
channels).
Setting the speaker system for movie
sources
C
L
R
C
SL
R
L
SL A
SR A
(SL B)
(SR B)
SR
Surround
Surround
SBR
SBL
Surround Back
SB L SB R
Speaker configuration recommended by THX
Set the speakers with the surround back speakers
adjacent to each other and equidistant from the listening
position.
1 Switch the speaker system.
Select A ON. B is turned off and sound is only produced
from the surround A channel (dipole speaker).
2 Switch the surround back channel.
Select SBch ON. The above settings allow you to enjoy
movies with the speaker layout recommended by THX
(7.1 or 7.2 channels).
Bi-amping your speakers
Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver
and low frequency driver of your speakers to different
amplifiers for better crossover performance. Your
speakers must be bi-ampable to do this (having separate
terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement
will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using.
• Connect your speakers as shown below.
This illustration below shows the connections for biamping your front left speaker. Hook up your bi-amp
compatible speakers for other channels in the same way.
L3
L2
L1
About ITU-R BS.775-1
This configuration is recommended by the ITU-R
(International Telecommunication Union –
Radiocommunication Sector). It is the basic
configuration used in DVD Audio and SACD mixing
studios, though in some cases the sound is recorded
with the assumption that the surround speakers are at
the 135° position.
Bi-amp
compatible
speaker
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
IN
LOW
ND L
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
High
Low
• Make sure that the + / – connections are properly
inserted.
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Caution
• Most speakers with both High and Low terminals
have two metal plates that connect the High to the
Low terminals. These must be removed when you are
bi-amping the speakers or you could severely
damage the amplifier. See your speaker manual for
more information.
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• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
AC outlet.
ANALOG
SC-LX90
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Powered
subwoofer 2
INPUT
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
OUT2
ANALOG
INPUT
2
• If your speakers have a removable crossover network,
make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. Doing
so may damage your speakers.
Powered
subwoofer 1
1
ZONE2
OUT
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
ZONE3
OUT
FRONT
2
1
R
ANALOG
L
AUDIO
CENTER
R
L
R
SURROUND
INPUT
L
L
R
Front channel
amplifier
FRONT
(Single) L SUB W.
SURROUND
BACK
R
CENTER
R
L
R
L
R
L
ANALOG
SURROUND
INPUT
d
EXTRA
Bi-wiring your speakers
The reasons for bi-wiring are basically the same as biamping, but additionally, interference effects within the
wire could be reduced, producing better sound. Again, to
do this your speakers must be bi-wireable (that is they
must have separate terminals for the high and low
frequencies).
• To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker cords to
the speaker terminal on the amplifier.
Center channel
amplifier (mono)
SURROUND
BACK
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
R
AUDIO
ANALOG
INPUT
R5
D
K
L5
L4
L3
L
R
Surround channel
amplifier
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
ANALOG
INPUT
L
LOW
HIGH
R
HIGH
CENTER
SURROUN
Surround back
channel amplifier
• The sound from the PREOUT SURROUND BACK and
PREOUT EXTRA terminals will depend on how you
configured the Speaker output setting on page 43.
Pay attention to this when connecting another power
amplifier, etc.
Speaker
Sound output from
output setting the PREOUT
SURROUND BACK
terminals
Normal
Caution
Sound output from
the PREOUT EXTRA
terminals
Surround back channel Surround B channel
sound
sound
• Make sure you use a parallel (not series, which are
fairly uncommon) connection when bi-wiring your
speakers.
All CH Bi-Amp None
• Don’t connect different speakers from the same
terminal in this way.
7.2ch + ZONE 2 Surround back channel None
sound
Front Bi-Amp
7.2ch +
Speaker B
Connecting additional amplifiers
This amplifier has more than enough power for any home
use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to every
channel of your system using the pre-outs. Make the
connections shown below to add amplifiers to power
your speakers.
None
Surround back channel None
sound
Surround back channel Down-mixed 2-channel
sound
sound
• You can use the additional amplifier on the surround
back channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In
this case plug the amplifier into the left (L (Single))
terminal only.
• To hear sound only from the pre-outs, switch the
speaker system to OFF, or simply disconnect any
speakers that are connected directly to the amplifier.
• If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front
speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on page 52) to
large.
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MULTI-ZONE listening
This amplifier can power up to three independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper MULTIZONE connections. An example MULTI-ZONE setup is shown below, but the number of MULTI-ZONE connections (and
the way you choose to connect them) depends on how you want to set up your system.
Sub zone (ZONE 3)
Sub zone (ZONE 2)
Main zone
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
IN
(DVR/
VCR 2)
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(For LD)
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SOURCE
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN 3
(CD)
ZONE2
OUT
IN
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN 1
(TV)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
2
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
2
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
2
1
R
SOURCE
OUT
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
R
L
SURROUND
IN
(DVD/LD)
IN
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
BD
IN
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
AUX
CENTER
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
DVD/LD
IN
IN
L
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
R
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
R
L
R
LAN (10/100)
L
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
R
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
1
L
ASSIGNABLE
1
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
ZONE2VIDEO/
OUT GAME 1
IN
OUT
IN
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
5
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
CENTER
IN
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
FRONT
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
1
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN
SUB
WOOFER
R
Y ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 1
VCR 1)
PB
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
RF IN
LR
L
R
AUDIO
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
ZONE3
OUT
R1 4Ω 16Ω R2 6Ω 16Ω
SPEAKERS
R3 6Ω 16Ω R4 6Ω 16Ω
R5 6Ω 16Ω L5 6Ω 16Ω
L4 6Ω116Ω L3
R 6Ω 16Ω
L
AC IN
L2 6Ω 16Ω L1 4Ω 16Ω
(DVR/VCR 2)
AUDIO
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
MONITOR
OUT
ZONE2
OUT
SELECTABLE
SELECTABLE
R1
L1
DIGITAL IN
R5
L5
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
VOIR LE MODE
D'EMPLOI
VIDEO
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
FRONT
HIGH
R
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND R
LOW
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND L
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
C
V
CO
AUDIO IN
DIGITAL IN
AUDIO IN
Different sources can be playing in three zones at the
same time or, depending on your needs, the same source
can also be used.1 The main and sub zones have
independent power (the main zone power can be off
while one (or both) of the sub zones is on) and the sub
zones can be controlled by the remote or front panel
controls. However, you may need to specify the volume
settings in ZONE Audio Setup on page 97.
MULTI-ZONE listening options
The following table shows the signals that can be output
to ZONE 2 and ZONE 3:
Sub Zone
Input sources available
ZONE2
Analog audio signals (AUDIO ZONE2 OUT)a
and digital audio signal (COAXIAL ZONE2 OUT).
With video signals, the composite video (VIDEO
ZONE2 OUT) and component video
(COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE2 OUT) signals can
be output but the S-Video signal cannot be
output.
ZONE3
Analog audio signals (AUDIO ZONE3 OUT)a
and digital audio signal (OPTICAL ZONE3/
SOURCE OUT).
With video signals the composite video (VIDEO
ZONE3 OUT) signal can be output but the
component video and S-Video signals cannot
be output.
Making MULTI-ZONE connections
It is possible to make these connections if you have a
separate TV and speakers for your primary (ZONE 2) sub
zone, and a separate amplifier2 (and speakers) for your
secondary (ZONE 3) sub zone. You will also need a
separate amplifier if you selected an option other than
7.2ch+ZONE 2 in the speaker output in Speaker output
setting on page 43 for your primary sub zone. There are
two primary sub zone setups possible with this system.
Choose whichever works best for you.
a.Any analog signal including the iPod signal. (With the MULTI CH IN
input, sound is output only from the front L/R channels.)
Note
1 Selecting the HOME MEDIA GALLERY input for Zone 2 or Zone 3 may decrease the quality of the HOME MEDIA GALLERY picture in the main zone.
2 You can’t use sound controls (such as the tone controls or Midnight listening) or any surround modes with a separate amplifier in the sub zone. You can,
however, use the features available with your sub zone amplifier.
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Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2)
1 Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE2
OUT jacks and a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE2 OUT
jacks, both on the rear of this amplifier.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub
zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
Sub zone
2 Connect a separate amplifier to the COAXIAL
ZONE2 OUT digital output on the rear of this amplifier.
The amplifier must have an optical digital input to make
this connection. This will allow you to hear the digital
output of a component in a second sub zone.
Main zone
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
ZONE2
OUT
2
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(For LD)
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
IN 4
(SACD)
SOURCE
OUT
FRONT
1
R
L
L
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
BD
IN
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
AUX
CENTER
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
FRONT
(Single) L SUB W.
R
R
L
R
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
2
L
LAN (10/100)
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
R
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
SOURCE
OUT
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
R
SURROUND
SURROUND
BACK
IN
IN
CD
L
AUDIO
R
RS232C
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
2
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
CENTER
IN
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE2
OUT
SUB
WOOFER
R
IN
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN 1
(TV)
IN 2
(BD)
5
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
1
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN
2
Y ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 1
IN
(DVR/
VCR 2)
RF IN
PB
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
VCR 1)
COAXIAL
1
L
ASSIGNABLE
1
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
ZONE2VIDEO/
OUT GAME 1
IN
OUT
IN
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
OUT
3
LR
L
R
AUDIO
1
L
AUDIO
2
3
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
VIDEO
IR
ZONE3
OUT
R1
SPEAKERS
R2
R3
R4
R5
L5
1
L4
L3
R
L2
L
(DVR/VCR 2)
AC IN
L1
AUDIO
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
MONITOR
OUT
FRONT
ZONE2
OUT
SELECTABLE
SELECTABLE
R1
L1
DIGITAL IN
R5
L5
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
VOIR LE MODE
D'EMPLOI
VIDEO
LOW
HIGH
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND R
R
FRONT
All ch Bi-Amp.
LOW
HIGH
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND L
ZONE2
OUT
LOW
L
FRONT
C
V
ZONE3
OUT
CO
12 V TRIGGER
AUDIO IN
MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2)
You must select 7.2ch+ZONE 2 in Speaker output setting
on page 43 to use this setup. Note that the sound in the
sub zone will be temporarily interrupted when controlling
the main zone (for example, changing the input source or
starting playback).
Sub zone
• Connect a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE2 OUT
jacks on the rear of this amplifier.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the R5 and
L5 terminals as shown below.
Main zone
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
R5
RF IN
IN 1
(TV)
IN 4
(SACD)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
CENTER
1
SURR
BAC
(Sin
R
CENTER
R
L
SURROUND
R
LOW
L
R
HIGH
LAN (10/100)
iPod
CENTER
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
BD
IN
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
TUNER
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
2
L
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
R
SAT
IN
IN
1
R2
R3
R4
R5
L5
R
L
IN
L4
1
L
AUDIO
L3
VIDEO
L2
SURROUND-A
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
3
IR
AC IN
SURROUND-A
FRONT
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
L1
Normal
FRONT
2
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
R
AUDIO
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
L
SURROUND
BACK
ASSIGNABLE
R1
IN
(DVD/LD)
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
CENTER
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
OPTICAL
SPEAKERS
IN
DVD/LD
IN
IN
L
(Single) L SUB W.
R
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
AUDIO
5
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
SOURCE
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
2
OUND
BACK
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN 3
(CD)
ZONE2
OUT
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
(For LD)
IN 2
(BD)
2
1
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN
L5
2
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
Y ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 1
COAXIAL
PB
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
MONITOR
OUT
(DVR/VCR 2)
ZONE2
OUT
SELECTABLE
R1
L1
R5
L5
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
VOIR LE MODE
D'EMPLOI
VIDEO
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
FRONT
HIGH
R
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND R
LOW
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND L
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
C
V
CO
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Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 3)
2 Connect a separate amplifier to the ZONE3/
SOURCE OUT digital output on the rear of this
amplifier.
The amplifier must have an optical digital input to make
this connection. This will allow you to hear the digital
output of a component in a second sub zone.
1 Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE3
OUT jacks and a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE3 OUT
jacks, both on the rear of this amplifier.
Sub zone (ZONE 3)
Main zone
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
ASSIGNABLE 1
IN 1
S400
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
IN
(DVR/
VCR 2)
RF IN
ZONE2
OUT
2
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
(For LD)
IN
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN 1
(TV)
IN 2
(BD)
IN 2
(SAT)
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
SOURCE
OUT
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
L
ZONE3
OUT
FRONT
2
1
L
R
SURROUND
RS232C
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
BD
IN
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
AUX
CENTER
R
L
R
LAN (10/100)
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
OUT
2
L
VIDEO
SURROUND
EXTRA
R
SAT
IN
IN
iPod
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
SOURCE
OUT
IN
(DVD/LD)
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
(Single) L SUB W.
R
IN
DVD/LD
IN
IN
L
FRONT
SURROUND
BACK
DVR/
VCR 2
CD
L
R
1
L
ASSIGNABLE
1
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
ZONE2VIDEO/
OUT GAME 1
IN
OUT
IN
MULTI CH
IN
PRE OUT
6
ZONE2
OUT
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
OPTICAL
5
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN
AUDIO
R
REC SEL
OUT
IN
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
SUB
WOOFER
R
CENTER
IN
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE2
OUT
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
1
1
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN
2
Y ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 1
VCR 1)
PB
PR
S-VIDEO
6
IN 2
LR
L
R
AUDIO
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
3
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
ZONE3
OUT
R1 4Ω 16Ω R2 6Ω 16Ω
SPEAKERS
R3 6Ω 16Ω R4 6Ω 16Ω
R5 6Ω 16Ω L5 6Ω 16Ω
L4 6Ω116Ω L3
R 6Ω 16Ω
L
AC IN
L2 6Ω 16Ω L1 4Ω 16Ω
(DVR/VCR 2)
AUDIO
Normal
SURROUND-A
FRONT
SURROUND-B
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
CENTER
SURROUND-B
SURROUND-A
FRONT
MONITOR
OUT
ZONE2
OUT
SELECTABLE
SELECTABLE
R1
L1
R5
L5
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
VOIR LE MODE
D'EMPLOI
DIGITAL IN
VIDEO
LOW
All ch Bi-Amp.
HIGH
FRONT
R
LOW
HIGH
SURROUND R
LOW
HIGH
CENTER
HIGH
LOW
SURROUND L
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
ZONE2
OUT
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
C
V
CO
AUDIO IN
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls
The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust
the sub zone volume and select sources.1 See MULTIZONE remote controls on page 67.
CTRL
ZONE2
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
USB
DIMMER
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
MCACC
PHONES SETUP MIC
SETUP
S-VIDEO
RETURN
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
SC-LX90
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
ACTIVE MONITOR
L1
L2
L3
L4
L5
R5
R4
R3
R2
R1
STANDBY/ON
1 Press ZONE2 or ZONE3 to select the desired zone
(room).
The zone turns on and off each time the corresponding
button is pressed. It is possible to turn both on.
2 Press CTRL to select the sub zone(s) you want.2
If you selected ZONE 2 ON and ZONE 3 ON above, you
can toggle among ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and ZONE 2&3.
• When the amplifier is on,3 make sure that any
operations for the sub zone are done while ZONE and
your selected sub zone(s) show in the display. If this
is not showing, the front panel controls affect the
main zone only.
3 Use the INPUT SELECTOR dial to select the source
for the zone you have selected.
For example, ZONE 2 CD-R sends the source connected
to the CD-R inputs to the primary (ZONE 2) sub room.
4 Use the MASTER VOLUME dial to adjust the
volume.
This is only possible if you selected the VARIABLE
volume control in ZONE Audio Setup on page 97.4
5 When you’re finished, press CTRL again to return to
the main zone controls.
You can also press the ZONE 2 or ZONE 3 button on the
front panel to switch off all output to the sub zone(s).5
Note
1
2
3
4
5
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When you use ZONE 3, you must set ZONE 3 / RECSEL Setting in the ZONE Audio Setup menu to ZONE 3 (page 97).
Note that when recording, this also selects the RECOUT input source. See Making an audio or a video recording on page 102 for more on this.
If the amplifier is in standby, the display is dimmed, and ZONE and your selected sub zone(s) continue to show in the display.
The volume levels of the main and sub zones are independent.
• You won’t be able to switch the main zone off completely unless you’ve switched off the MULTI-ZONE control first.
• If you don’t plan to use the MULTI-ZONE feature for awhile, turn off the power in both the sub and main rooms so that this amplifier is in standby.
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MULTI-ZONE remote controls
2 Connect the IR IN jack of another component to the
IR OUT jack on the rear of this amplifier to link it to the
IR receiver.
Please see the manual supplied with your IR receiver for
the type of cable necessary for the connection.
Set the MULTI-ZONE operation switch to ZONE 2 or
ZONE 3 to operate the corresponding zone.
The following table shows the possible MULTI-ZONE
remote controls:
• If you want to link a Pioneer component to the IR
receiver, see Operating other Pioneer components
with this unit’s sensor on page 111 to connect to the
CONTROL jacks instead of the IR OUT jack.
Button
What it does

Switches on/off power in the currently selected sub
zone.
INPUT
SELECT
Use to select the input source in the currently
selected sub zone.
Input
source
buttons
Use to select the input source directly (this may not
work for some functions) in the currently selected sub
zone.
Switching components on and off using
the 12 volt trigger
VOL +/–
Use to set the listening volume in the currently
selected sub zone.
You can connect components in your system (such as a
screen or projector) to this amplifier so that they switch
on or off using 12 volt triggers when you select an input
function. However, you must specify which input
functions switch on the trigger using the The Input Setup
menu on page 94. Note that this will only work with
components that have a standby mode.2
Connecting an IR receiver
If you keep your stereo components in a closed cabinet or
shelving unit, or you wish to use the sub zone remote
control in another zone, you can use an optional IR
receiver (such as a Niles or Xantech unit) to control your
system instead of the remote sensor on the front panel of
this amplifier.1
1 Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR IN jack on
the rear of this amplifier.
12V
TRIGGER
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
ABLE
3
IN
BD
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
OUT
2
VIDEO
SAT
IN
ZONE2
OUT
IN
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
1
Non-Pioneer
component
IR
VIDEO
IN
Pioneer
component
OUT
IN
1
PR
S-VIDEO
OUT1
(HDMI CTRL)
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
ABLE
ZONE2
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
CD-R/
TAPE/
MD
ZONE3
OUT
IN
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
IN
IN
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
2
4
OUT
2
ZONE2
OUT
L
R
AUDIO
L4
L3
SURROUND
BACK
(Single)
HIGH
VIDEO
L2
SURROUND-B
LOW
SURROUND L
2
3
SURROUND-A
OUT
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUT
4
CONTROL
IN
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
• The trigger maximum power is DC OUT 12 V/50 mA.
OUT
After you’ve specified the input functions that will switch
on the trigger, you’ll be able to switch the component on
or off just by pressing the input function(s) you’ve set on
page 94.
IR
AC IN
L1
OUT
4
CONTROL
IN
1
L
AUDIO
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
12 V TRIGGER
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
R
OUT
2
OUT
1
VIDEO
SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
SURROUND
BACK
OUT
1
3
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
IN
SURROUND
L
4
1
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
MONITOR
OUT
L
MULTI CH
IN
3
IN
TUNER
CENTER
RS232C
BD
IN
IN
IN
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SACD
FRONT
4
2
5
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
IN
IN
CD
L
IN
1
IN
IN 2
(BD)
REC
SEL
OUT
L
Y ASSIGN-
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN
UDIO
PB
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 1
3
OUT
• Connect the 12 V TRIGGER jack of this amplifier to
the 12 V trigger of another component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the
connection.
IN
CONTROL
2
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
Closete or shelving unit
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
IR
FRONT
HIGH
FRONT
LOW
L
IR receiver
Note
1 • Remote operation may not be possible if direct light from a strong fluorescent lamp is shining on the IR receiver remote sensor window.
• Note that other manufacturers may not use the IR terminology. Refer to the manual that came with your component to check for IR compatibility.
• If using two remote controls (at the same time), the IR receiver’s remote sensor takes priority over the remote sensor on the front panel.
• Connections using up to four devices and IR receivers can be made with this amplifier.
2 Triggered connections with up to 4 devices compatible with 12-volt triggers can be made with this amplifier.
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Other connections
Using this amplifier with a Pioneer
plasma television
If you have a Pioneer plasma television, you can use an
SR+ cable1 to connect it to this unit and take advantage
of various convenient features, such as automatic video
input switching of the plasma television when the input
is changed.2
• Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable to connect the
CONTROL IN jack of this amplifier with the CONTROL
OUT jack of your plasma television.
VIDEO
INPUT 1
Pioneer plasma
television
VIDEO
INPUT 2
CONTROL
OUT
Pioneer plasma
television
PR
S-VIDEO
PB
Y ASSIGNABLE
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
DVD player
1
5
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
IN
IN
RS232C
IN 2
(BD)
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
VCR 2
IN
IN
IN 3
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
IN
IN 4
(DVR/VCR 1)
IN
DVD/LD
AUDIO IN
SAT
AUDIO IN
1
SC-LX90
IN
(DVD/LD)
DVD/LD
IN
Satellite receiver, etc.
2
IN
ASSIGNABLE
IN 5
(DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
BD
IN
4
MONITOR
OUT
OUT
1
ZONE2
OUT
TV
IN
OUT
2
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
VIDEO
SAT
IN
ZONE2
OUT
IN
1
O
VIDEO
2
3
OUT
4
CONTROL
12 V TRIGGER
VIDEO/
GAME 1
IN
L
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
ZONE3
OUT
OUT
ACTIVE MONITOR
L1
L2
L3
L4
L5
R5
R4
R3
R2
R1
STANDBY/ON
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
This amplifier
Important
• You can’t use the SR+ features when HDMI Control
is set to ON. Make sure to set HDMI Control to OFF
when you use the SR+ features (page 92).
• If you connect to a Pioneer plasma television using
an SR+ cable, you will need to point the remote
control at the plasma television remote sensor to
control the amplifier. In this case, you won’t be able
to control the amplifier using the remote control if
you switch the plasma television off.
To make the most of the SR+ features, you should
connect your source components (DVD player, etc.) in a
slightly different way to that described in this chapter. For
each component, connect the video output directly to the
plasma television, and just connect the audio (analog
and/or digital) to this amplifier.
• Before you can use the extra SR+ features, you need
to make a few settings in the amplifier. See The Input
Setup menu on page 94 and SR+ Setup for Pioneer
plasma televisions on page 97 for detailed
instructions.
Note
1 The 3-ringed SR+ cable from Pioneer is commercially available under the part number ADE7095. Contact the Pioneer Customer Support division for
more information on obtaining an SR+ cable (you can also use a commercially available 3-ringed mini phone plug for the connection).
2 This amplifier is compatible with all SR+ equipped Pioneer plasma televisions from 2003 onward.
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Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
plasma television
Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC
output
When connected using an SR+ cable, a number of
features become available to make using this amplifier
with your Pioneer plasma television even easier. These
features include:
When using the Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
(see page 47) to calibrate the reverb characteristics of
your listening room, you can graphically check the
results on your computer connected to this amplifier.
Also, when the Full Band Phase Control function is
activated, you can visually check the calibrated
characteristics of group delay of the speakers and the
corrected characteristics of group delay processed by the
exclusive correction filter by installing the corresponding
PC application on your computer.
Use a commercially-available RS-232C cable to connect
the RS-232C jack on your computer to the 9-pin RS-232C
jack on the back panel of this amplifier (the cable must
be cross type, female–female).
• On-screen displays when making amplifier settings,
such as speaker setup, MCACC setup, and so on.
• On-screen volume display.
• On-screen display of listening mode.
• Automatic video input switching on the plasma
television.
• Automatic volume muting on the plasma television.
See also SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma televisions on
page 97 for more on setting up the amplifier.
Important
• The SR+ features do not work when any of the iPod
or HOME MEDIA GALLERY function is selected.
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
TV
SOURCE
AMP
SR+
SBch
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
CH
VOL
A.ATT
GENRE HDMI OUT
VOL
CLR
CH
MCACC
ENTER
1 Make sure that the plasma television and this
amplifier are switched on and that they are connected
with the SR+ cable.
See Using this amplifier with a Pioneer plasma television
on page 68 for more on connecting these components.
• Make sure you have also selected the display input to
which you’ve connected the amplifier in The Input
Setup menu on page 94.
2 To switch SR+ mode on/off, set the operation
selector switch to AMP, then press the SR+ button.
The front LCD display shows SR+ ON or SR+ OFF.
• The automatic video input switching and the
automatic volume muting features are enabled
separately; see SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma
televisions on page 97.
The software to output the results is available from the
support area of the Pioneer website
(http://www.pioneer.eu). Instructions for using the
software are also available here. If you have any
questions about the sofrware, please contact the Pioneer
Service Center specified on your warranty card.
Please make sure your system meets the following
requirements:
• Operating system must be Microsoft Windows® XP
(Service Pack 2) or Windows® 2000.
• CPU must be at least Pentium 3 / 300 MHz or AMD
K6 / 300 MHz (or equivalent) with at least 128 MB of
memory, and your monitor must be able to display a
minimum resolution of 800x600.
• An RS-232C port connector is necessary for graphical
output. Refer to the operating instructions and/or the
PC manufacturer for more information on making
the proper port settings.
• System must have internet access.
• Connect your computer to the RS-232C jack on the
rear panel of the amplifier.
Make sure that the amplifier and all connected
components are switched off and disconnected from the
power outlet when you do this.1
Note
1 Make sure that you do this before continuing to the Reverb Measurement option in Using Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional on page 48 (measurement
data is cleared if you switch off the power).
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Use a commercially-available cable to connect the
RS-232C jack on your computer to the 9-pin RS-232C jack
on this amplifier. See the documentation provided with
the Advanced MCACC application for more information.
RS-232C
Personal computer
Advanced MCACC output using your PC
Before continuing, make sure you have completed step 1
in Data Management on page 50. Note that transmission
data is erased when the amplifier is turned off.
1 Select ‘Output PC’ and press ENTER.
When the amplifier is ready for transmission, Start the
MCACC application on your PC shows on the OSD.
DV D / L D
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
M C AC C D a t a C h e ck
Memory Rename
M C AC C M e m o r y C o py
M C AC C M e m o r y C l e a r
Output PC
:Return
DV D / L D
5e. Output PC
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Star t the MCACC
application on your PC.
:Cancel
2 Start the MCACC application on your computer.
Follow the instructions provided with the application. It
will take about ten seconds for the transmission to
complete, then you will be able to analyze the output on
your computer. Since the data will be cleared from the
amplifier when you restart reverb measurement or turn
off the amplifier, you might want to save the information
on your PC after measurement.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Data Management menu. Continue
with other settings in the Data Management menu if
necessary. Press RETURN again to exit the Data
Management menu.
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Chapter 8:
Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY
inputs
PlaysForSure
Enjoying the Home Media Gallery
With Home Media Gallery, you can enjoy digital content
such as movies, music and photo files. Playable content
is files stored on one or more media servers connected by
a home network (LAN) or those stored on a USB flash
drive. After connecting via a broadband router or an
Ethernet hub to a media server with network software*,
you can navigate through the digital content on the
Home Media Gallery. For USB interface, this amplifier
supports Mass Storage Class devices.
*
Referred to as a “media server” that contains digital
content such as movies, music and photo files. PCs
that have pre-installed media server software and
recorders with a media server function are considered
the media server. There are some media servers that
you can choose from; for example, Windows Media
Connect, Windows Media Player that has a media
sharing function, and DLNA compliant servers.
Usable free media servers
Free media servers available from Microsoft include:
1. Windows Media Connect 2.0
Windows Media Connect runs on a 32-bit PC with
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. When it
is already installed, you can enjoy Home Media
Gallery using your PC.
2. Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP
Windows Media Player 11 features Media Sharing
that runs on a 32-bit PC with Windows XP Service
Pack 2 (SP2) installed. If Windows Media Connect 2.0
is not installed in your PC, you can download
Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft’s website.
3. Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista
Windows Media Player 11 will be featured in 32-bit
Windows Vista PCs.
PlaysForSure is a marketing certification given by
Microsoft. The PlaysForSure logo makes it easy to find
digital media stores and devices that work together.
Digital media purchased from online stores carrying the
PlaysForSure logo is available for use on this unit.
This unit complies with PlaysForSure Requirements
Specification for Network Devices Version 1.21.
The PlaysForSure logo, Windows Media and the Windows
logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
DLNA CERTIFIED™ Audio/Video/Image Player
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a crossindustry organization of consumer electronics,
computing industry and mobile device companies.
Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of
digital media through a wired or wireless network in the
home.
The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find
products that comply with the DLNA Interoperability
Guidelines. This unit complies with the DLNA Home
Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines v1.0.
When a PC running DLNA server software or other
DLNA-compatible device is connected to this amplifier,
some setting changes of software or other devices may
be required. Please refer to the operating instructions for
the software or device for more information.
DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks and/or service
marks of Digital Living Network Alliance.
Supported file formats
The table below shows supported file formats that can be
played back or displayed on this amplifier. These formats
are applicable to network sources. Most of them are also
applicable to USB sources. However, media server
content protected by digital rights management, such as
WMDRM10 (Windows Media Digital Rights
Management 10), may not play on this amplifier. For
detailed information about file formats, see Details of
compatible formats on page 89.
When selecting the most suitable media server, please
visit Microsoft’s website for system requirements, known
issues, installation procedures and other updated
information.
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Type of files
Format
Movie
MPEG PS (mpg, mpeg, mpe, m2p), MPEG-2 TS,
WMV (asf, wmv), MPEG4 (mp4)
Music
MP3 (mp3), LPCM, WAV (wav), WMA (wma),
MPEG-4 AAC (m4a)
Photo
JPEG (jpg, jpeg), BMP (bmp), PNG (png), TIFF (tif,
tiff), GIF (gif)
• Some formats may not be supported nor displayed on
Home Media Gallery as formats that individual media
servers support vary. Refer to the manufacturer’s or
other relevant website for supported formats on your
media server.
• Even with the format included in the above table,
some functions may not operate properly depending
on the content.
Connecting to the network through
LAN interface
Caution
• Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.
SC-LX90
HDMI
(AUDIO)
S400
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
RF IN
2
IN 2
(BD)
IN 4
(SACD)
2
CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
VCR 1)
SURROUND
R
L
(Single) L
R
IN
R
L
LAN (10/100)
iPod
EXTRA
IN 6
(CD-R/
TAPE/
MD)
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
1
PRE OUT
6
LAN cable
(Sold separately)
Router
LAN
3
2
• Home Media Gallery complies with DLNA version 1.0
and PlaysForSure version 1.21. If your media server
supports different DLNA and/or PlaysForSure
version(s), some Home Media Gallery function(s) and
content format(s) may not be supported.
1
WAN
LAN cable
(sold separately)
to LAN port
• Supported formats and contents are subject to
change. Visit the Pioneer website for updated
information: http://www.pioneer.eu
• The system may not be able to display content from
incompatible memory cards.
1
SURROUND
BACK
IN 5
(VIDEO/
GAME
1)
Note
• The Home Media Gallery functions as a
WMDRM10-ND (Microsoft Windows Media DRM for
networked devices). Content can only be navigated
from the media servers that support WMDRM10-ND.
L
FRONT
IN 2
(SAT)
IN 4
(DVR/
VCR 2)
ZONE2
OUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
R
IN 1
(TV)
SOURCE
OUT
• Sources for this amplifier include media servers
running on the LAN network, or SD Card, MS, MMC,
xD Picture and CF that comply with the Mass Storage
File System through a USB interface.
6
IN 2
(For LD)
ZONE3
/SOURCE
OUT
• Content may not play or display properly depending
on the conditions of use.
ASSIGNABLE 1
2
IN 1
(DVD/LD)
IN 3
(CD)
• Even with the format included in the above table,
some files may not be played properly through a USB
device.
IN 1
S400
to LAN port
PC1
PC2
By connecting this amplifier to the network via the LAN
terminal, you can play back files stored on components
on the network, including your PC.1
• You cannot use the Home Media Gallery until
dimmed elements on the menu screen turn white.
Connect the LAN terminal on this amplifier to the LAN
terminal on your router (with or without the built-in DHCP
server function) with a straight LAN cable (CAT 5 or
higher).
• Some Home Media Gallery functions, such as trick
play during Fast Forward and Rewind, Time Search
and Search, may not work depending on the media
server’s capability and functionality.
Turn on the DHCP server function of your router. In case
your router does not have the built-in DHCP server
function, it is necessary set up the network manually. For
details, see Network Setup on page 85.
The specifications of a LAN terminal
LAN terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethernet jack
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Note
1 With Windows Media Connect or Windows Media Player 11, you can even play back copyrighted audio files on this amplifier.
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Note
Using the USB interface
It is possible to play back files1 using the USB interface
on the front of this amplifier.
ZONE2
CTRL
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
USB
DIMMER
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
SETUP
08
S-VIDEO
RETURN
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
This amplifier
USB mass
storage device
• For information on DHCP, refer to network device’s
operating instructions.
• You may need to contact your service provider or
network administrator when manually entering an IP
Address.
• Some media servers block or are programmed to
block access to client servers. When connecting this
amplifier, check the media server for client server
access rights.
Connecting a USB device
Confirming the IP Address
After making the network connection, follow the
instructions below to confirm the panel’s IP Address
before accessing the network. (The setup is effective for
Auto only. To perform the procedure, DHCP on your
server or router must be valid.)
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2
Select ‘Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
3
Select ‘Network Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
4 Select ‘Automatically acquire IP’ ( then ENTER).
The screen turns from Select mode to Input mode.
5 Select ‘Yes’ (/ then ENTER).
The IP Address is automatically assigned.
The Home Media Gallery supports Auto IP and DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). If the system
failed to acquire the IP Address or if you want to obtain
different addresses, select No then enter IP Address and
Subnet mask. Use the 0 to 9 and /// buttons to
enter an address, then press ENTER. You do not need to
enter Default Gateway and DNS Server.
6 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
The Reset dialog appears on screen.
7 Select ‘OK’ and press ENTER.
The home network module restarts.
A message Setting up Home Media Gallery. Please
wait until initialized. appears on screen.
When the initialization is finished, setting values become
effective and the top menu of the Home Media Gallery
returns.
You can also enjoy content stored on memory cards by
connecting a USB device to this amplifier. When you
insert a USB flash drive or multi-card reader into the USB
port, the root directory or the Device List screen appears.
In addition, you can connect your digital camera directly
to this amplifier using a USB connector cable.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2 Select ‘USB’ (/ then ENTER).
The Device List is displayed on screen with the selected
device highlighted if you have not checked in the Single
Server/USB box after selecting Setup and then Auto
Connection Setup. If you have checked in the box, the
list is skipped.
3 Select the desired device (/ then ENTER).
You can select a device only when the Device List is
displayed.
4 Press ENTER to navigate to a folder or play a file/
content.
To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.
Note
• If the Home Media Gallery is launched and the Single
Server/USB box is checked after selecting Setup
and then Auto Connection Setup, the system
displays the root directory immediately after inserting
a USB device. In this case, you can start from step 4.
When a multi-card reader is inserted, the Device List
appears with the selected device highlighted. In this
case, you can start from step 3.
Note
1 • Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory (particularly keydrives) and digital audio players (MP3 players)
of format FAT16/32. It is not possible to connect this unit to a personal computer for USB playback.
• Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibility for any loss of
data that may occur when connected to this amplifier.
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Readable USB devices
This system reads FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
• To exit Home Media Gallery, select other input
source.
Readable data files
Movie, music and photo files can also be played with the
exception of Digital Rights Management (WMDRM10)
protected files.
Home Media Gallery
Server
XXXXXX
Media Navigator
USB
My Playlist
Note
Setup
• A single USB device can be connected at a time and
no USB hub connected.
• This system may not be able to display modified or
edited content from a PC or other equipment.
• This system supports the USB Mass Storage Class.
• Some digital cameras may require a setup procedure
for Mass Storage Class data transfer. The setup is
done on the camera. See the operating instructions
supplied with the digital camera.
• This system may not be able to display images,
depending on the type of your memory card, or
camera.
Removing a USB device
To remove a USB device, exit the Home Media Gallery
first and then disconnect the device.
Note
• Be sure to exit the Home Media Gallery screen before
removing the USB device. If you remove the USB
device while the Home Media Gallery screen is
displayed, data inside the memory may be damaged.
• Do not insert or remove the USB device immediately
after this amplifier is switched on or off. This action
may cause data inside the memory to be damaged.
• Pioneer is not liable for any loss or damage to the
data inside the USB flash drive.
1
Navigating the files and folders
By selecting Media Navigator, the previously selected
server menu is automatically displayed on the screen by
default (page 85). When only one server is found, the
system automatically connects the server. You can also
use the Tool Menu to switch to another server or
manually select a server from the Server List. The display
is automatically changed to a server list if there are no
previously navigated servers.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2 Select ‘Media Navigator’ (/ then ENTER).
A server menu appears. The file/folder configuration may
vary depending on the server selected.
After selecting a category, folder or container and
navigating on subsequent screens, you can find a file and
start the appropriate Player depending on the selected
file.
3 Select the desired folder to navigate or file/content
to play (/ or / then ENTER).
4 Press ENTER to display a subsequent screen.
Subsequent screen appears.
To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.
To exit Home Media Gallery, select other input source.
Starting the Home Media Gallery
function
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2 Select ‘Media Navigator’, ‘USB’, ‘My Playlist’ or
‘Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
• To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.
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Selectable screen display
Menu items
Function
Menu display options are: List, Thumbnail or
Thumbnail List. Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then
select Change view from the Tool Menu to choose
from the screen display options.
Slide Show
Setup
Used to set up a slide- Server List/Media
show on the Photo
Navigator/USB/My Playlist/
Player
Playlist List (Movie/Music/
Photo)/Folder Contents
List/Contents List/Photo
Player
Add to My
Playlista
Adds the selected
files to My Playlist
Folder Contents List/
Contents List/Movie Player/
Music Player/Photo Player
Select Server
Moves to the Server
List screen
Media Navigator/Folder
Contents List/Contents List
Stop Musicb
Stops playback of a
music file
Server List/Media
Navigator/ Playlist List
(Movie/ Music/Photo)/
Folder Contents List/
Contents List/Music
Player/Photo Player
List screen
Screen on which Tool
Menu is available
All Photos
XXXX
Title
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
Album
XXXX
Date
2006/11/19
Server
XXXXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
1/27
1
Tool
Thumbnail screen
All Photos
Change view
List
Sort
Thumbnail
Search
Thunbnail List
XXXX
Slide Show Settings
All Photos
XXXX
Add to My Playlist
Til
X
All
X
Da
2
Se
X
Detailed Display
XXXX
Select Searver
XXXX
Stop Music
XXXX
Title
XXXX
Album
XXXX
Date
2006/11/19
Server
XXXXXX
1/27
1/27
1
Tool
1
Tool
Thumbnail List screen
Change Name Used to change
Playlist List (Movie/Music/
content names in My Photo)
Playlist
Change view
Switches the screen
display to List,
Thumbnail, or
Thumbnail List
Time Search
Starts playback at the Movie Player/Music Player
preset time on the
Movie or Music Player
screen
All Photos
XXXX
Title
XXXX
Album
XXXX
Date
2006/11/19
Server
XXXXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
1/27
Tool
1
Folder Contents List/
Contents List
Slow Playback Plays back in the slow Movie Player
mode on the Movie or
Music screen
Using the Tool Menu
Press ADV SURR (Yellow) on the remote control to
access the pop-up Tool Menu. Various play and display
modes can be selected from the Tool Menu. The
selectable menu items differ depending on the submenu
(see the table below).
Menu items
Function
Screen on which Tool
Menu is available
Update to
Latest
Information
Updates the server
connection status
Server List (connected/not
connected)
Delete Server Deletes the server
that are dimmed on
the list
Server List (server not
connected)
USB Devices
List
Moves to the USB
Devices List screen
Folder Contents List (USB)/
Contents List (USB)
Consecutive
Playbacka
Continuously plays
Folder Contents List/
video content starting Contents List
from the selected
item
Detailed
Displaya
Displays the detailed
information on the
selected content
Folder Contents List/
Contents List
Sort
Sorts items in Folder
or Contents List
Folder Contents List/
Contents List
Search
Searches the desired Media Navigator/Folder
items in Folder or
Contents List/Contents List
Contents List by word
BGM Setup
Used to set up the
slideshow BGM on
the Photo Player
Move
Moves the order of
Contents List (Playlist)
content in My Playlist
Delete from
My Playlista
Deletes the selected
content from My
Playlist
Photo Player
Contents List (Playlist)
a.When a file is selected
b.While music is played
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Media Navigator
My Playlist
While navigating through the folders a media server
provides, you can select the desired file to start the
corresponding player by pressing ENTER.
Each category (Movie, Music and Photo) has five
different Playlists in which you can register up to 100 files
each. The My Playlist option can contain sound and
image files selected in the Media Navigator. To edit a
Playlist, use the Tool Menu (page 75).
Screen Components
1
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
3
2
Media Navigator
4
Movie
Title
Movie
Music
Server
XXXXXX
User Files
Photos
5
1/4
Tool
2
1
6
7
4 Select the desired content (/ or / then
ENTER).
The menu can be displayed as a List, Thumbnail or
Thumbnail List screen. Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then
select Change view from the Tool Menu (/ then
ENTER).
5 Press ENTER to play or display.
To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.
Thumbnail of the file selected (if obtained)
2
Name of the server currently selected
3
Current menu level
4
Item being selected (highlighted in yellow)
5
File number/total number of files
Enjoying movie files
6
Number of servers connected
7
Key guide
You can display the menu as a List, Thumbnail or
Thumbnail List screen. Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then
select an option under Change view on the Tool Menu.
You can also navigate through the subsequent or
preceding menu levels in the server or USB device by
pressing /// or ENTER. When you select movie
content from the server menu on the Media Navigator
screen, the Movie Player automatically launches. Select
a category, folder, or device to access the submenu
containing the required file or content.
• The Media Navigator is not launched depending on
the option selected in Auto Connection Setup on
page 85. The screen displays after selecting a server
in the server list.
USB
Like navigating through the media servers, you can select
the desired file contained in the device selected on the
USB Devices List screen to start the corresponding
player by pressing ENTER. You can also select the menu
displayed on either List, Thumbnail or Thumbnail List
screen. Press ADV SURR (Yellow) and select Change
view from the Tool Menu.
Note
• The USB Devices List screen may not be displayed
depending on the option selected in Auto
Connection Setup. Single Server/USB is selected
for Auto Connection Setup by default. You don’t
need to select a device in the USB Devices List when
you use a single directory device (USB flash drive).
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3 Select a Playlist list from ‘Movie Playlist’, ‘Music
Playlist’ or ‘Photo Playlist’ (/ then ENTER).
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Note
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Select ‘My Playlist’ (/ then ENTER).
To exit Home Media Gallery, select other input source.
The Movie Player screen appears when you select a
movie file from My Playlist, just like selecting a file in the
server.
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Screen Components
1 2
3
4
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5
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Button(s)
Function

Same as  (only fast reverse function while in the
slow mode)
AUTO/DIRECT Sets A-B repeat mode. Sets the desired point A to
(Blue)
start and B to end during playback. To cancel the
mode, press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue) on the remote
control.
STEREO/
Every press toggles the repeat mode among No
F.S.SURR (Red) Repeat and Repeat Once or among No Repeat,
Repeat Once and Repeat All while in Playlist
Playback
00 : 00 : 45
A-B
Repeat
7
L R A-B
Random
RDM
10
12
STANDARD
(Green)
Available only in Playlist or Consecutive Playback
mode. Every press toggles the random mode
between Random Off and Random On.
ADV SURR
(Yellow)
Switches the Tool Menu display on and off. Even if
the Tool Menu is displayed while content is played
back, a movie is kept playing but the time counter
and progress bar do not function.
DISP
Displays the Player status at the bottom of the
screen while a movie is played back. Another press
of the key displays a key guide, as well. Pressing the
key once more cancels all the information display.
AUDIO
Every press of the key toggles the audio mode
among L + R, L and R
Tool
6
8
9 11
1
Movie icon
2
Title (File name, etc.)
3
Date
4
Album name
5
Play time
6
Play status
RETURN
Same function as 
7
Key guide
VOL+, VOL–
Adjusts the sound volume
8
Progress bar
MUTE
Mutes the sound
9
Audio mode icon
10 A-B repeat mode icon
11 Repeat mode icon
Play modes
Time Search (Tool Menu) Plays back the selected content from
the time preset on the Movie Player
12 Random mode icon (appears when the mode is valid)
Slow
Playback
(Tool Menu) Plays back the content in slow mode on
the Movie Player
Movie Player key guide
Add to My
Playlist
(Tool Menu) Adds the selected content to My Playlist
List
Stop Movie
Player
, RETURN Stops the Movie Player
Button(s)
Function
ENTER
Pauses while playback or plays back while in
PAUSE

Fast reverse during playback or when in PAUSE.
Each press toggles the reverse speed among x 2,
x 4, x 8, x 20, x 50, and x 100 or the slow mode speed
among x 1/2, x 1/4, x 1/8, and x 1/16. When the
beginning of the content is reached, it pauses.


Fast forward while playback or PAUSE. Each press
toggles the forward speed among x 2, x 4, x 8, x 20,
x 50, and x 100 or the slow mode speed among
x 1/16, x 1/8, x 1/4, and x 1/2. When the end of the
content is reached, it pauses.
Skips 15 seconds backward and plays back or
pauses while in PAUSE

Skips 15 seconds forward and plays back or pauses
while in PAUSE

Plays back the content

Pauses the playback

Stops the Player and returns to the previous screen
(List/Thumbnail/Thumbnail List)

Same as  (only fast forward function while in the
slow mode)
Fast
/,
/
Forward/
Fast Reverse
See the key guide table
Forward/
Reverse
(15 sec.)
/
See the key guide table
Play
ENTER,

See the key guide table
A-B Repeat
Mode
AUTO/
DIRECT
(Blue)
See the key guide table
Repeat
Mode
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
(Red)
See the key guide table
Random
Mode
STANDARD See the key guide table
(Green)
(Tool Menu) ADV SURR
(Yellow)
See the key guide table
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Note
Note
• Some functions may not be supported depending on
the server type or version used.
• During playback, an error may arise in time-related
information depending on the content or server
software.
• Some functions may not be supported depending on
the content.
Time Search
1 In playback mode or PAUSE, press ADV SURR
(Yellow), then select ‘Time Search’ from the Tool Menu
(/ then ENTER).
A Time Search dialog screen appears.
2 Select ‘Hour’ and/or ‘Minute’ for ‘Input Time’ (/
/ then ENTER).
Enter the desired time using buttons 0 to 9.
Input Time
OK
3
Min
Cancel
Press ENTER after the entry is complete.
4 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
The movie begins playing from the time you set.
To cancel the Time Search, select ‘Cancel’ and press
ENTER.
Note
• This function may not be supported depending on the
content or server software.
• An error may arise in time-related information
depending on the content or server software.
• Only Cancel can be selected when you have entered
a time exceeding the content’s time range.
Slow Playback
1 In playback mode or PAUSE, press ADV SURR
(Yellow) then select ‘Slow Playback’ from the Tool
Menu (/ then ENTER).
2 Press ENTER.
Slow playback begins. You can change the playback
speed by pressing / while in the slow mode.
To discontinue slow playback, press ENTER or . The
system returns to the normal playback mode.
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Add to My Playlist
1 While navigating or playing, select the file to be
added to My Playlist (/// then ENTER).
2 Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then select ‘Add to My
Playlist’ from the Tool Menu (/ then ENTER).
A Playlist Selection dialog screen appears.
3 Select a Playlist (/ then ENTER).
A check mark is provided beside the selected Playlist.
When you select a different Playlist and press ENTER, the
mark jumps to the new Playlist from the previously
selected one.
Playlist Selection
Select a Playlist to register
Time Search
1 H
• This function may not be supported depending on the
content.
Playlist1
Playlist2
Playlist3
Playlist4
Playlist5
20
0
0
0
0
OK
Cancel
4 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
The file is added to the selected Playlist.
To cancel the operation, select ‘Cancel’ then press
ENTER.
Fast Forward/Fast Reverse
• While playing content, press and hold  for Fast
Reverse or press and hold  for Fast Forward.
Forward/Reverse (15 sec.)
• While playing content, press and hold  or  to
jump backward or forward in 15-second increments.
A-B Repeat Mode
1 While playing content, press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue)
where you want repeat to start.
2 Press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue) again where you want
repeat to end.
The Player status appears on the screen and the A-B
mode icon changes.
The selected movie scenes are repeatedly played back.
To return to normal mode, press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue)
again while in the A-B repeat mode.
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Note
• The Music Player only displays a List screen.
• The A-B repeat function is only available during
playback in normal mode.
• If the screen display doesn’t match the player status,
a malfunction may have occurred. Stop playback,
then try the operation again.
Repeat Mode
1 While playing content in the Media Navigator or
USB device, press STEREO/F.S.SURR (Red) to select
‘Repeat Once’.
The title being played is repeated.
Screen Components
1
3
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XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
6
XXXX
XXXX
5
XXXX
00:01:00
Other
XXXX
2/20
Playback
00 : 00 : 14
A-B
Repeat
9
7
A-B
Random
8
Category or Folder name
2
Jacket image (Music icon)
3
Playing Music icon
4
Contents list
5
Number of items
Random Mode
6
Detailed display
1 While playing content in the Playlist, press
STANDARD (Green) to select ‘Random On’.
Random Repeat playback starts.
7
Play status
8
Time counter
9
Key guide
2 Press STANDARD (Green) again to cancel the
random mode (‘Random Off’ is selected).
10 Progress bar
Note
• The Random Repeat mode is only available for
content in the Playlist, or in Consecutive Playback
mode.
RDM
13
Tool
1
• When playing content in the Playlist, you can select
from Repeat Off, Repeat All (plays all items in the
Playlist repeatedly) or Repeat Once (plays the
content being watched repeatedly).
4
All Music
2
2 Press STEREO/F.S.SURR (Red) again to cancel the
repeat mode (‘Repeat Off’ is selected).
After playing the currently selected title, the Player stops.
Note
08
10
11 12
11 A-B repeat mode icon
12 Repeat mode icon
13 Random mode icon
Music Player key guide
Button(s)
Function

Moves up a cursor to a title above
Enjoying music files

Moves down a cursor to a title below
You can display the menu as a List, Thumbnail or
Thumbnail List screen. Press ADV SURR (Yellow)
then select an option under Change view on the Tool
Menu. You can also navigate through the subsequent
or preceding menu levels in the server or USB device
by pressing /// or ENTER.
When you select music content from the server menu
on the Media Navigator screen, the Music Player
automatically launches. Select a category, folder, or
device to access the submenu containing the
required file or content. The Music Player screen
appears when you select a music file from My Playlist,
just like selecting a file in the server.
ENTER
Plays back the selected music content. Pauses the
music content being played if it is highlighted in
the Playlist screen or plays the selected music
content if different content is highlighted by
pressing /.

Fast reverse during playback or when in PAUSE.
Each press toggles the reverse speed among x 2,
x 4, x 8, x 20, x 50, and x 100. When the beginning
of the content is reached, it pauses.

Fast forward during playback or when in PAUSE.
Each press toggles the forward speed among x 2,
x 4, x 8, x 20, x 50, and x 100. When the end of the
content is reached, it pauses.
RETURN
Returns to the previous screen (List/Thumbnail/
Thumbnail List). Content being played does not
stop.
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Function

Plays back the selected content. Pauses while in
playback and plays while in PAUSE.

Pauses the playback

Stops the Player and does not return to the
previous screen (Selecting the Stop Music from
the Tool Menu also stops the Player.)
• Some functions may not be supported depending on
the server type or version used.

Same as .

Same as .
• Playback continues even when you move from the
Player screen to the previously selected screen by
pressing RETURN.
AUTO/DIRECT Sets A-B repeat mode. Sets the desired point A to
(Blue)
start and B to end during playback. To cancel the
mode, press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue) on the remote
control.
STEREO/
Every press toggles the repeat mode among No
F.S.SURR (Red) Repeat, Repeat Once and Repeat All
STANDARD
(Green)
Every press toggles the random mode among
Random Off and Random On
ADV SURR
(Yellow)
Displays the Tool Menu. Even if the Tool Menu is
displayed while content is played back, music is
kept playing but the time counter and progress bar
do not function.
VOL+, VOL–
Adjusts the sound volume
MUTE
Mutes the sound
• Files may not be played back properly depending on
the content.
(Tool Menu) Adds the selected content to My Playlist
List
Time Search (Tool Menu) Plays back the selected content from
the time preset on the Music Player
Stop Music
(Tool Menu), Stops the Music Player

Fast
/,
/
Forward/
Fast Reverse
1 While playing content, press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue)
where you want repeat to start.
2 Press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue) again where you want
repeat to end.
The Player status appears on the screen and the A-B
repeat mode icon changes.
The selected part of the title is repeatedly played back.
To return to normal mode, press AUTO/DIRECT (Blue)
again while in the A-B repeat mode.
• The A-B repeat function is only available during
playback in normal mode.
See the key guide table
1 While playing content in the Media Navigator, USB
device or Playlist, press STEREO/F.S.SURR (Red) to
select ‘Repeat All’.
All titles in the folder or Playlist are played repeatedly.
2 Press STEREO/F.S.SURR (Red) again to cancel the
repeat mode (‘Repeat Once’ is selected).
The title being played is repeated.
See the key guide table
3 Press STEREO/F.S.SURR (Red) once more to cancel
the repeat mode (‘Repeat Off’ is selected).
After playing the currently selected title, the Player stops.
ENTER, 
See the key guide table
Random Mode
AUTO/
DIRECT
(Blue)
See the key guide table
Repeat
Mode
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
(Red)
See the key guide table
1 While playing content in the Playlist, press
STANDARD (Green) to select ‘Random On’.
Random Repeat playback starts.
Random
Mode
STANDARD See the key guide table
(Green)
Moves Up/
Down
a cursor
/
Play
A-B Repeat
Mode
(Tool Menu) ADV SURR
(Yellow)
2 Press STANDARD (Green) again to cancel the
random mode (‘Random Off’ is selected).
See the key guide table
• Setup procedures for the above play modes are the
same as for the Movie Player.
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A-B Repeat Mode
Repeat Mode
Play modes
Add to My
Playlist
Note
Note
Note
80
• Refer to page 75 for the color button ADV SURR
(Yellow) (Tool Menu).
Button(s)
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Photo Player key guide
Enjoying photo files
You can display the menu as a List, Thumbnail or
Thumbnail List screen. Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then
select an option under Change view on the Tool Menu.
You can also navigate through the subsequent or
preceding menu levels in the server or USB device by
pressing /// or ENTER.
Button(s)
Function
ENTER
Starts displaying a photo or playing a slideshow.
Pauses while playback or plays back while in
PAUSE.
RETURN
Stops the Player and returns to the previous screen
(List/Thumbnail/Thumbnail List)
, 
Displays the previous image content
When you select photo content from the server menu on
the Media Navigator screen, the Photo Player
automatically launches. The selected content is
displayed in full screen by pressing ENTER. Select a
category, folder or device to access the submenu
containing the required file or content.
, 
Display the next image content

Plays a slideshow

Pauses the slideshow

Stops the Player and returns to the previous screen
(List/Thumbnail/Thumbnail List)
Pressing ENTER again allows a slideshow to begin. After
a slideshow launches, pressing ENTER toggles between
PLAY and PAUSE. Instead of pressing ENTER twice, you
can press  to start the slideshow immediately.

Rotates the image 90º clockwise. Each press
toggles the rotation angle by 90º among 90º, 180º,
270º and 0º.

Rotates the image 90º counter-clockwise. Each
press toggles the rotation angle by 90º among
270º, 180º, 90º, and 0º.
The Photo Player screen appears when you select a photo
file from My Playlist, just like selecting a file in the server.
Screen Components
1 2
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2006/11/30
Playback
RDM
6 / 27
Repeat
6
STEREO/
Available only when playing the slideshow. Every
F.S.SURR (Red) press toggles the repeat mode between No Repeat
and Repeat All
3
XXXX
7
Random
5
AUTO/DIRECT Rotates the image 90º clockwise. Each press
(Blue)
toggles the rotation angle by 90º among 90º, 180º,
270º and 0º.
4
STANDARD
(Green)
Available only when playing the slideshow. Every
press toggles the random mode between Random
Off and Random On
ADV SURR
(Yellow)
Displays the Tool Menu. If the Tool Menu is
displayed while a slideshow is played, the
slideshow and BGM are paused.
DISP
Displays the Player status at the bottom of the
screen while image content is played. Another
press of the key displays a key guide, as well. No
Player information is displayed when an image is
shown in full screen (no slideshow has been
started). Other information may display. Pressing
the key once more cancels all the information
display.
9
10
Tool
8
1
Photo icon
2
File name
VOL+, VOL–
Adjusts the sound volume
3
Folder name, etc.
MUTE
Mutes the sound
4
Date
Play modes
5
Number of items*
BGM Setup
(Tool Menu) Sets up BGM
6
Play status*
7
Key guide
Slide Show
Setup
(Tool Menu) Allows various slideshow setups on the
Photo player
8
Progress bar*
Add to My
Playlist
(Tool Menu) Adds the selected content to My Playlist
List
9
Repeat mode icon
Stop Photo
Player
, RETURN Stops the Photo Player
Move File
Forward/
Backward
(///
)
See the key guide table
Slideshow
ENTER, 
See the key guide table
10 Random mode icon
*
Displays only when playing the slideshow.
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Play modes
AUTO/
DIRECT
(Blue),
/
See the key guide table
Repeat
Mode
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
(Red)
See the key guide table
Random
Mode
STANDARD See the key guide table
(Green)
Rotate
7 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
The slideshow setup finishes.
Note
(Tool Menu) ADV SURR
(Yellow)
• After setting the Interval time, it may take longer
than the preset time as the Interval time means the
time up until the Home Media Gallery starts
obtaining the next image. Key operations may not
work while obtaining the next image.
See the key guide table
Setting up BGM for the slideshow
• Setup procedures for the above play modes are the
same as for the Movie Player.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
• Refer to page 75 for the color button ADV SURR
(Yellow) (Tool Menu).
2 Select photo content in the Media Navigator, USB
device or My Playlist (/// then ENTER).
The Photo Player launches and photo content is
displayed in full screen.
Note
• Some functions may not be supported depending on
the server type or version used.
• In rare cases, the image on the screen may appear
jagged when photo content is selected directly from
a USB device. If this is the case, the problem may be
solved by viewing the photo content through the
network after having transferred it to the server PC.
• Even with the supported format, files may not be
played properly depending on the content.
3 Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then select ‘BGM Setup’
from the Tool Menu (/ then ENTER).
A BGM Setup dialog screen appears.
4 Select a Playlist from the list as BGM (/ then
ENTER).
A check mark is provided beside the selected Playlist.
When you select a different Playlist and press ENTER, the
mark jumps to the new Playlist from the previously
selected one.
Setting up the slideshow
BGM Setup
You can enjoy a slideshow with music in the background.
To activate this feature, you must register music content
in My Playlist List beforehand (see My Playlist on page 76
and Setting up BGM for the slideshow below).
Playlist1
Playlist2
Playlist3
Playlist4
Playlist5
20
0
0
0
0
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2
Select ‘Media Navigator’ (/ then ENTER).
5 Select ‘BGM ON’, ‘BGM ON (Random)’ or ‘BGM
OFF’ from the BGM status box (/ then ENTER).
4
Select ‘Slide Show Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
6
5
Select the desired setup item (/ then ENTER).
Slide Show Setup
Effect
Auto
Interval
3 seconds
OK
En
Cancel
3 Press ADV SURR (Yellow).
A pop-up screen of the Tool Menu appears.
6 Enter the setting in the ‘Effect’ or ‘Interval’ box (/
 then ENTER).
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to enter another setup.
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BGM ON
OK
Cancel
Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
Note
• When a slideshow is started while a music file is
playing, playback of the music file continues.
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3 Press ENTER or  to start a slideshow.
The slideshow starts and photo images in the folder
automatically display one by one.
Starting the slideshow
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
To display a key guide, press DISP.
2 Select a folder containing photo content (/ then
ENTER).
The Thumbnail screen is displayed (Thumbnail List or List
screen is displayed depending on the setting).
3 Select the desired photo file from the Thumbnail
screen (/// then ENTER).
The photo content is displayed in full screen.
You can start a slideshow by pressing  on the
Thumbnail screen.
4 While using Photo Player, press AUTO/DIRECT
(Blue) to rotate a photo.
The displayed image rotates by one quarter clockwise.
Each time AUTO/DIRECT (Blue) is pressed, the image
rotates; 90º, 180º, 270º and Rotate Off.
The Photo Player goes into PAUSE (the slideshow is in
Stop mode).
5 Press ENTER again to resume the slideshow.
The selected rotation mode is only effective for the image
being displayed. The default setting (Rotate Off) returns
when you move and display content on a different screen.
All Photos
Title
XXXX
Repeating the slideshow
Album
XXXX
Date
2006/11/19
Server
XXXXXX
1 While playing a slideshow, press STEREO/F.S.SURR
(Red) to select ‘Repeat All’.
The slideshow being played is repeated.
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Tool
08
1
4 Press ENTER or  to start a slideshow.
The slideshow starts and photo images in the folder
automatically display one by one. See Setting up the
slideshow on page 82 for setting up the interval time.
To display a key guide, press DISP.
To display the next image content manually, press  or
.
To display the previous image content manually, press 
or .
5 Press ENTER or  to stop the slideshow.
The Photo Player goes into PAUSE.
6 Press ENTER again to resume the slideshow.
To cancel the slideshow and stop the Photo Player, press
RETURN or  during the playback. The previous screen
returns.
Note
• When you press ///, / while photo
content is displayed, the Photo Player goes into
PAUSE.
Rotating the image
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2 Press STEREO/F.S.SURR (Red) again to cancel the
repeat mode (‘Repeat Off’ is selected).
After playing the currently selected slideshow, the Player
stops.
Playing the slideshow at random
1 While playing a slideshow, press STANDARD
(Green) to select ‘Random On’.
Random playback starts.
2 Press STANDARD (Green) again to cancel the
random mode (‘Random Off’ is selected).
Other useful functions
Search
You can search the desired items contained in the Folder
or Contents List by word. Searched results are displayed
on the screen.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2 Select the desired folder and/or content in the
Media Navigator (/// then ENTER).
3 Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then select ‘Search’ from
the Tool Menu (/ then ENTER).
A Search dialog screen appears.
2 Select photo content in the Media Navigator, USB
device or My Playlist (/// then ENTER).
The photo content is displayed in full screen. To stop the
slideshow, press ENTER again.
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4 Select the ‘Contains the following’ box in ‘Set the
search condition:’ ( then ENTER).
The software keyboard appears on the screen.
4 Select ‘Bottom-Up’ or ‘Top-Down’ in the ‘Sort
Order’ box ( then ENTER).
XXXX
XXXX
Sort
Title
XXXX
Search
Title
XXXX
Album
XXXX
Date
2006/11/30
Play Time
00:00:59
Server
XXXXXX
Album
XXXX
Date
2006/11/30
Play Time
00:00:59
Server
XXXXXX
Set the search condition.
Title
Contains the following:
OK
Cancel
Title
Sort Order
Bottom-Up
OK
Cancel
1/24
Tool
1/24
Tool
1
1
5 Enter the word for search on the software
keyboard (/// then ENTER).
6 Select ‘OK’ on the software keyboard (/ then
ENTER).
The software keyboard disappears.
To cancel the search, select ‘Cancel’ then press ENTER.
5 Select ‘OK’ on the ‘Sort’ dialog screen ( then
ENTER).
The sorting starts based on your selection and sort
results are displayed.
Even while sorting, you can select content to play. To
return to the sort screen, press RETURN during playback.
6
7 Select ‘OK’ on the ‘Search’ dialog screen ( then
ENTER).
The searching starts based on the word entered and
search results are displayed.
Even while searching, you can select content to play. To
return to the search screen, press RETURN during
playback.
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Select a sorting order.
Press RETURN to cancel the search mode.
Note
• Search may not be available depending on the server
used.
Press RETURN to cancel the sort mode.
Note
• The Select a sorting order. screen can be displayed
while navigating through the music categories.
Adding files to My Playlist
The Home Media Gallery function provides My Playlist a self-contained play list that allows you to bookmark your
favorite movie, music and photo files from the network.
You can register, edit, and sort up to 100 files in each
Playlist List.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
Sort
2
You can sort the items contained in the Folder or
Contents List.
3 Select the desired music content to add to ‘My
Playlist’ (/ then ENTER).
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
4 Press ADV SURR (Yellow), then select ‘Add to My
Playlist’ from the Tool Menu (/ then ENTER).
A dialog screen appears.
2 Select the desired folder and/or content in the
Media Navigator (/// then ENTER).
3 Press ADV SURR (Yellow) then select ‘Sort’ from
the Tool Menu (/ then ENTER).
A Sort dialog screen appears.
Select ‘Media Navigator’ (/ then ENTER).
Playlist Selection
Select a Playlist to register
Playlist1
Playlist2
Playlist3
Playlist4
Playlist5
20
0
0
0
0
OK
Cancel
5 Select the Playlist to which you want to add the
contents (/ then ENTER).
A check mark is provided in the box at the selected
Playlist List.
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6 Select ‘OK’ on the ‘Playlist Selection’ dialog screen.
The selected content is added to the Playlist.
1 Select ‘Automatically acquire IP’ then press ENTER
( then ENTER).
2
Note
• When giving a slideshow of photo content, you can
use Music Playlist as for background music.
Setup
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Select ‘No’ (/ then ENTER).
3 Select the setup item’s box (/// then
ENTER).
The screen turns to entry mode for IP Address and
Subnet mask.
No need to enter Default Gateway and DNS Server.
The Setup is used for Network Setup, Auto
Connection Setup, Default Settings, Software
Update and Home Media Gallery Version.
4 Enter the figures using buttons 0 to 9.
Subnet mask (such as 255.255.255.0)
Enter the same figures as you checked.
IP Address (such as 192.168.201.***)
Enter the same figures as used in the media server (PC,
etc.) you use. For ***, enter 3-digit figures (0 – 254) that
have not been used for network connections yet.
Setup
Network Setup
Auto Connection Setup
Default Settings
Software Update
5 Press ENTER on the setup item’s box after the entry
is complete.
The screen turns to setup selection mode.
Home Media Gallery Version
Repeat steps 2 to 4 to complete the necessary setup.
1/5
1
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2
Select ‘Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
3 Select ‘Network Setup’, ‘Auto Connection Setup’,
‘Default Settings’, ‘Software Update’ and ‘Home
Media Gallery Version’ (/ then ENTER).
Network Setup
When you select Network Setup from the Setup menu,
a submenu is displayed to select Auto or Manual for
network connections.
To automatically set:
The following setup is effective for Auto only. To perform
the procedure, DHCP on your server or router must be
valid.
1 Select ‘Automatically acquire IP’ then press ENTER
( then ENTER).
2
Select ‘Yes’ (/ then ENTER).
3 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
A restart dialog screen appears.
4 Press ENTER again on the dialog screen.
The setup finishes.
The system restarts then the Home Media Gallery screen
returns.
To manually set:
Before setting up, check your media server for IP Address
and Subnet mask.
6 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
A restart dialog screen appears.
7 Press ENTER again on the dialog screen.
The setup finishes.
The system restarts then the Home Media Gallery screen
returns.
Auto Connection Setup
When you enjoy content on the network, you can select
from the following options: Last Connected Server and
Single Server/USB. See Auto Connection Setup on
page 88.
For USB content, the Device List is displayed on the
screen if you have not checked in the Single Server/USB
box after selecting Setup and then Auto Connection
Setup. You can select the desired device and then
content in it. If you have checked in the box, the list is
skipped (default setting) and you can see the folder(s) or
file(s) in the USB device that has a single directory.
Default Settings
Setups you have entered within the Home Media Gallery
function return to default. When you select ‘Reset’, a
confirmation screen To activate the default settings,
restart Home Media Gallery. will appear. Press ENTER
to reset to default. When you select ‘Cancel’, the previous
screen displays ( then ENTER).
Note
• Be sure to stop playback when resetting to default.
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Software Update
Information on software updates may be posted on the
Pioneer website.
http://www.pioneer.eu
The on-screen keyboard (Software Keyboard) is
displayed only when you select ‘Search’ or ‘Change
Name’.
Move
Home Media Gallery Version
You can confirm the version and copyright information
on the Home Media Gallery software. Select ‘OK’ to
return to the previous screen (ENTER).
2
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
3 Select ‘Move’ from the Tool Menu (/ then
ENTER).
The content selected is placed in a yellow box (Source
Selection mode).
Select ‘My Playlist’ (/ then ENTER).
3 Select ‘Movie Playlist’, ‘Music Playlist’ or ‘Photo
Playlist’ from the Playlist category (/ then ENTER).
Five playlists are displayed.
Playlist names can be changed with the Change Name
command. The order of files in a playlist can be changed
using the Move command. Files can be deleted from
playlists using the Delete from My Playlist command.
For details, refer to the descriptions of the individual
commands.
Change Name
1 Choose the playlist whose name you want to
change, then press ADV SURR (Yellow) (/).
2 Select ‘Change Name’ from the Tool Menu (/
then ENTER).
A dialog screen appears.
3 Select ‘Playlist Name’ ( then ENTER).
The software keyboard appears.
5 Select ‘OK’ when the new name is entered ( then
ENTER).
The editing finishes and Change Name dialog screen
disappears.
The new Playlist displays.
Soft Keyboard
Playlist Name
20
0
Playlist1
0
1,2,3...
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
Delete
0
a,b,c...
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
Clear
0
A,B,C...
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
Space
@,$,=...
y
z
OK
Cancel
1/5
Tool
4 Select the desired content (/ then ENTER).
The selected content is highlighted in the yellow box. A
specific icon appears on the left (Destination Selection
mode).
5 Press / to move the content up or down, then
ENTER.
The highlight in the yellow box disappears and the
specific icon returns to the original one.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to move another content.
6 Press RETURN.
A Playlist dialog screen appears.
7 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
The dialog screen disappears and moving content
finishes.
To cancel, select ‘Cancel’ then ENTER.
1 Choose the playlist from which you want to delete
contents (/ then ENTER).
2 Choose the contents you want to delete, then press
ADV SURR (Yellow) (/).
3 Select ‘Delete from My Playlist’ from the Tool
Menu (/ then ENTER).
A dialog screen appears.
4 Select ‘OK’ ( then ENTER).
The dialog screen disappears and the selected content is
deleted from My Playlist.
To cancel, select ‘Cancel’ then ENTER.
Movie Playlist
Title
Playlist1
Press ADV SURR (Yellow).
Delete from My Playlist
4 Select ‘OK’ on the software keyboard (///
then ENTER).
The software keyboard disappears and Playlist Name in
the Change Name dialog screen returns.
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1 Choose the playlist for which you want to change
the order of the contents (/ then ENTER).
Editing files in My Playlist
2
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You can change the listing order of the content registered
in My Playlist.
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Playing/displaying files from My Playlist
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2
Select ‘My Playlist’ (/ then ENTER).
2
Select ‘Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
3
Select ‘Default Settings’ (/ then ENTER).
4 Select ‘Reset’ ( then ENTER).
A restart dialog screen appears.
3 Select the desired Playlist from ‘Movie Playlist’,
‘Music Playlist’ or ‘Photo Playlist’.
5 Press ENTER on the dialog screen.
The setup finishes.
4
The system restarts then the Home Media Gallery screen
returns.
Select the desired Playlist List (/ then ENTER).
5 Select the desired content (/// then
ENTER).
The selected content is played or displayed.
Other convenient features
To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.
Screen saver
Switching the server
During navigation, the screen saver launches
automatically if no activity is sensed within five minutes.
When one or more servers are connected within the
network, you can switch between servers.
• No screen saver is available while a movie or
slideshow is played.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
• Pressing any key cancels screen saver. When
canceled with a USB device being connected,
connecting operation resumes.
2 Select ‘Media Navigator’ (/ then ENTER).
The previous server is selected.
3
Press ADV SURR (Yellow) to open the Tool Menu.
4 Choose ‘Select Server’ (/ then ENTER).
The Server List is displayed.
Pressing RETURN changes the screen to the Home
Media Gallery.
5 Select the desired server (/ then ENTER).
The screen changes to Media Navigator on the selected
server.
Note
• The Home Media Gallery can memorize previously
connected servers. When the Media Navigator is
launched, available servers are automatically
searched and connected. To switch between
connected servers, choose server to another one,
select ‘Select Server’ from the Tool Menu.
• If a previously connected server can not be found or
if the server is in the sleep mode, the server name is
dimmed (grayed out).
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Software Update
Information on software updates may be posted on the
Pioneer website.
http://www.pioneer.eu
Confirming the existing Home Media Gallery
version
Be sure to check the version of the software you are using
before updating the software. You can check it with the
following procedure.
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
2
Select ‘Setup’ (/ then ENTER).
3 Select ‘Home Media Gallery Version’ (/ then
ENTER).
Jot down the Home Media Gallery Version displayed in
the screen.
Ex.) software Version: 1.0.xxxAVR
4
Select ‘OK’ to return to the previous screen (ENTER).
• You cannot select a server unless that media server
has been set up.
Resetting to default
You can reset the setups you have entered within the
Home Media Gallery function to default (see Default
Settings on page 85).
1 Press HOME MEDIA GALLERY.
The Home Media Gallery screen is displayed.
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Auto Connection Setup
Glossary
For extra convenience, you can toggle between the following
features:
Last Connected This function stores the server last accessed in
Server
the memory, allowing direct server access the
next time without displaying the Server List
screen.
Single Server/
USB
This function is used only when a USB flash drive
or a single server is connected. You do not need
this function when a multi-card reader, or two or
more servers are connected.
USB:
When USB flash drive is connected, the Devices
List is skipped as long as you have checked in the
Single Server/USB box. If not, the list may be
displayed at any time.
Media Navigator (Server):
When a single server is connected, the Server
List is skipped as long as you have checked in the
Single Server/USB box. If not, the list may be
displayed at any time. When the Last Connected
Server box is checked, the other server setup
option – Single Server/USB – becomes invalid.
Setup
Auto Connection Setup
Last Connected Server
Single Server/USB
OK
Cancel
1
Default Gateway
Default gateway is a node on a computer network that
serves as an access point to another network. A default
gateway (such as a computer and router) is used to
forward all traffic that is not addressed to a station within
the local subnet.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
Server
Provides a mechanism to allocate IP addresses to client
hosts. In most cases, a broadband router serves as a
DHCP server in a home network.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
The DLNA authorized logo makes it easy for consumers
to recognize products that meet the new standard for
home network PCs and other digital devices, as set down
in the DLNA Guidelines for interoperability. This allows
music, video, etc. to be enjoyed from various devices over
a home network. This unit is compatible with music,
photo and video content, and is based on the DLNA
Home Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines v1.0.
This unit can be used to playback music, photos and
video stored on a DLNA-compatible server connected
through a LAN cable.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is dedicated to
the simplified sharing of digital content, such as digital
music, photos and video among networked consumer
electronics (CE) and PCs. By establishing a platform of
interoperability based on open industry standards, DLNA
delivers technical design guidelines that companies can
use to develop digital home products that share content
through wired or wireless networks in the home.
DNS (Domain Name Service) Server
DNS Server is a server that determines the name of
network-computer within the Internet. The server
functions to exchange IP address to the hostname,
hostname to the IP address.
Ethernet
A frame-based computer networking technology for local
area networks (LANs). This amplifier supports 100BASETX.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
A unique number that devices use in order to identify and
communicate with each other on a network utilizing the
Internet Protocol standard, such as “192.168.1.xxx”. No
duplicate numbers are allowed within the network.
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LAN Cable
Windows Media DRM
A cable that has an eight-pin modular plug on each end
and is different from a telephone plug which has four
pins. A straight cable is used when connecting this
amplifier to a home network via a hub. A cross-over cable
is used when connecting directly to a PC. Use category 5
(CAT-5) LAN cables.
Windows Media DRM is copyright protection technology
developed by Microsoft Corporation. It enables content
providers to distribute over the Internet music, video and
other digital media content in a protected, encrypted file
format.
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Windows Media Player
MAC (Media Access Control) Address
An address attached to the port of any network device
with an IP address. The MAC address is expressed as
“00:e0:36:xx:xx:xx” and cannot be changed.
A free digital media player application provided by
Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and
images on PCs.
Windows Media Player 11
Mass Storage Class devices
The standard provides an interface to a variety of storage
devices, such as USB flash drive and digital cameras.
PlaysForSure
This unit incorporates PlaysForSure. “PlaysForSure” is a
new logo program from Microsoft Corporation. You can
check for the PlaysForSure logo at various online stores.
Where you see the PlaysForSure logo, you can be sure
that the digital media you are purchasing (music, video,
pictures) will play on this unit.
Subnet mask
Used when IP addresses are broken into several parts. It
is expressed as “255.255.255.0”. In most cases, the
Subnet mask is automatically assigned by the DHCP
server.
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
Architecture for pervasive peer-to-peer network
connectivity of devices of all form factors. It is designed
to bring easy-to-use, flexible, standardsbased
connectivity to ad-hoc or unmanaged networks whether
in the home, in a small business, public spaces, or
attached to the Internet.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
USB provides a serial bus standard for connecting
devices, usually to computers such as PCs. This amplifier
supports the Mass Storage Class.
Windows Media Connect
Microsoft Windows Media Connect is a new technology
to distribute music, photos and video stored on a PC with
Windows XP installed to a stereo system of TV. Using this
technology you can playback files stored on the PC from
various devices wherever you like in your home.
The functionality of Windows Media Connect has been
integrated into this version of Windows Media Player.
After installing Windows Media Player 11 Windows
Media Connect will not function. See Microsoft’s website
for details.
Details of compatible formats
See Supported file formats on page 71 for a list of the file
extensions with which this amplifier is compatible.1
Compatible movie file formats
• MPEG-1/2 PS
Up to 1280 x 720 (720p)
• MPEG-2 TS/TTS
Up to 1280 x 720 (720p)
• WMV (not copyright protected)
Up to 1280 x 720 (720p)
• WMV (copyright protected)
Up to 720 x 480 (480p)
• MPEG-4
Up to 1280 x 720 (720p)
Compatible audio file formats
• MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3)
Sampling frequency: Up to 48 kHz
Bit rate: Up to 320 kbps
No. channels: Up to 2
• MPEG-4 AAC (AAC LC)
Sampling frequency: Up to 48 kHz
Bit rate: Up to 320 kbps
No. channels: Up to 2
• Linear PCM (LPCM)
Sampling frequency: 8 kHz to 64 kHz
Quantization bits: 16
No. channels: Up to 2
Note
1 • Files stored on USB memory devices and protected by digital copyright management (DRM/WMDRM) cannot be played.
• Files protected by digital copyright management (DRM/WMDRM) can only be played when connected to a DRM/WMDRM-compatible media server.
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• WAV
Sampling frequency: 8 kHz to 64 kHz
Quantization bits: 16
No. channels: Up to 2
• Windows Media Audio 9 (WMA9)
Sampling frequency: Up to 48 kHz
Bit rate: Up to 768 kbps
No. channels: Up to 2
• Windows Media Audio 9 Professional (WMA9
Pro)
Sampling frequency: Up to 48 kHz
Bit rate: Up to 768 kbps
No. channels: Up to 6*
* Multi-channel audio signals are down-mixed to 2
channels.
Compatible image file formats
• JPEG
Resolution:
– Up to 8192 x 8192 pixels (YUV444, YUV422, YUV420)
– 1280 x 768 pixels (RGB and grayscale)
(This amplifier is not compatible with progressive
JPEG images.)
• BMP
Resolution: No restrictions
• PNG
Resolution: Up to 2048 x 1024 pixels
• TIFF
Resolution: Up to 2048 x 1024 pixels
Compression format: Uncompressed, ZIP, LZW,
Packbits, Huffman RLE, CCITT Fax 3/4
• GIF
Resolution: Up to 2048 x 1024 pixels
(This amplifier is not compatible with animated GIF
images.)
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Chapter 9
HDMI Control
By connecting this amplifier to an HDMI Controlcompatible Pioneer plasma television or the HDD/DVD
recorder with an HDMI cable, you can control this
amplifier from the remote control of a connected plasma
television, as well as have the connected plasma
television automatically change inputs in response to
operations carried out on this unit.
Important
• When connecting this system or changing
connections, be sure to switch the power off and
disconnect the power cord from the wall socket.
After completing all connections, connect the power
cords to the wall socket.
Refer to the operating manual for your plasma television
for more information about which operations can be
carried out by connecting via HDMI cable.
• After connecting this amplifier to an AC outlet, a 15
second initialization process begins. You cannot
carry out any operations during initialization. The
HDMI indicator on the display unit blinks during
initialization, and you can turn this amplifier on once
it has stopped blinking.
• You cannot use this function with components that
do not support HDMI Control.
• We cannot guarantee this unit will work with HDMI
Control-compatible components other than those
made by Pioneer.
• To get the most out of this function, we recommend
that you connect your HDMI component not to a
plasma television but rather directly to the HDMI
terminal on this amplifier.
• To use the HDMI control function, connect this
amplifier and plasma television using the HDMI OUT
1 terminal. Connecting the HDMI control compatible
component using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal may
result in malfunction. If this happens, turn off the
HDMI control compatible component’s HDMI control
setting.
Making the HDMI Control connections
You can use synchronized operation for a connected
plasma television and up to six other components.
Be sure to connect the plasma television’s audio cable to
the audio input of this unit.
• HDMI Control is compatible with up to six units, 3
DVD or Blu-ray disc players and 3 DVD or Blu-ray disc
recorders. (The maximum number of units may differ
depending on the connected plasma television.)
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IN 5
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(HDMI CTRL)
IN 6
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COAXIAL
RF IN
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IN 2
(BD)
IN 3
(CD)
IN 4
(SACD)
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BACK
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
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IN 4
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IN
ASSIGNABLE
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SACD
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IN
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REC SEL
OUT
DVR/
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CD
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CENTER
IN 3
(DVR/
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REC SEL
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(DVD/LD)
DVR/
VCR 1
ASSIGNABLE
1 4
PB
REC SEL
OUT
REC SEL
OUT
OUT2
OUT
4
(DC OUT 12V TOTAL 250 mA MAX)
IR
HDMI OUT
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
DIGITAL OUT
HDMI IN
R
AUDIO
L
AV OUT
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
or plasma television
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Setting the HDMI options
You must adjust the settings of this amplifier as well as
HDMI Control-compatible connected components in
order to make use of the HDMI Control function. For
more information see the operating instructions for each
component.
3 Choose the HDMI input to which the TV is
connected to this amplifier, and see if video output
from connected components displays properly on the
screen or not.
4 Check whether the components connected to all
HDMI inputs are properly displayed.
Setting the HDMI Control mode
Synchronized amp mode
Choose whether to set this unit’s HDMI Control function
ON or OFF. You will need to set it to ON to use the HDMI
Control function.
Synchronized amp mode begins once you carry out an
operation for the plasma television. For more
information, see the operating manual of your plasma
television.
• When using a TV not manufactured by Pioneer, put
this setting to OFF.
1 Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press the SETUP button.
2
Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.
3 Select ‘HDMI Control Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
9 e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
H D M I C o n t ro l
:Return
4
By connecting a component to this amplifier with an
HDMI cable you can use synchronized amp mode, which
allows you to synchronize the following operations2:
• Displays on the plasma television when you mute or
adjust the volume of this amplifier.
• The input of this amplifier is automatically changed
when playback occurs on a connected component.
OFF
• Even if you change this amplifier’s input to a device
that is not connected by HDMI, the synchronized
amp mode remains in effect.
:Finish
Select the ‘HDMI Control’ setting you want.
• ON – Enables the HDMI Control function. When this
unit’s power is turned off and you have a supported
source begin playback while using the HDMI Control
function, the audio and video output from the HDMI
connection are output from the plasma television.1
• OFF – The HDMI Control is disabled. Synchronized
operations cannot be used. When this unit’s power is
turned off, audio and video of sources connected via
HDMI are not output.
5 When you’re finished, press SETUP.
You will finish to System Setup menu.
Before using synchronization
Once you have finished all connections and settings, you
must:
1
Synchronized amp mode operations
• This amplifier’s input switches automatically when
the channel is switched on an HDMI controlcompatible plasma television.
• This amplifier’s OSD language switches
automatically when the menu language is switched
on an HDMI control-compatible plasma television.
• By pressing GENRE when listening to a source from
a HDD/DVD recorder, the most appropriate listening
mode is automatically selected (see Using the genre
synchronizing function on page 39 for more on this).
Canceling synchronized amp mode
Operate the plasma television to cancel the synchronized
amp mode.
If you cancel synchronized amp mode while connected
via HDMI to a plasma television or while you are watching
a TV programme, the power for this unit is turned off.
Put all components into standby mode.
2 Turn the power on for all components, with the
power for the plasma television being turned on last.
Note
1 • When HDMI Control is set to ON, the audio/video signals input at the HDMI IN terminals are output at the HDMI OUT terminal even when this
amplifier is switched off.
• With HDMI Control set to ON, Input Setup and HDMI Input are automatically set to OFF.
2 The linked mode remains in effect even when this amplifier’s input is switched to something other than HDMI.
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About HDMI Control
• Connect the plasma television directly to this
amplifier. Interrupting a direct connection with other
amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch)
can cause operational errors.
• Only connect components you intend to use as a
source to the HDMI input of this amplifier.
Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or
an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause
operational errors.
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Chapter 10:
Other Settings
The Input Setup menu
You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu
if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according to
the default settings (see Input function default and
possible settings on page 95). In this case, you need to
tell the amplifier what equipment is hooked up to which
terminal so the buttons on the remote control
correspond to the components you’ve connected.
INPUT
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
ZONE2
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
AUDIO
PARAMETER
SOURCE
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
TV
SOURCE
CH
VOL
PHONO
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
RETURN
VOL
SETUP
CH LEVEL
TVCONTROL
1 Switch on the amplifier and your TV.
Use the AV AMPLIFIER button to switch on.
2 Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the
/// buttons and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to
confirm and exit the current menu.
3
Select ‘Input Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
7. Input Setup
(1/2)
Input
DV D
Digital In
[ C OA X - 1 ]
HDMI Input
[ Input-1 ]
Component In [ Comp-3 ]
S-Video In
[ Input-1 ]
i.LINK In
[
DV- S 9 6 9 AV i
]
RF Input
[
OFF
]
( N ex t )
:Finish
4 Select the input function that you want to set up.
The default names correspond with the names next to the
terminals on the rear panel (such as DVD/LD or VIDEO/
GAME 1) which, in turn, correspond with the names on
the remote control.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
7. Input Setup
(1/2)
Input
DV D
Digital In
[ C OA X - 1 ]
HDMI Input
[ Input-1 ]
Component In [ Comp-3 ]
S-Video In
[ Input-1 ]
i.LINK In
[
DV- S 9 6 9 AV i
]
RF Input
[
OFF
]
( N ex t )
:Finish
• If you change the setting to an input that has been
previously assigned to another function (for example,
TV), then the setting for that function will
automatically be switched off.
MENU
ENTER
AMP
STATUS
TUNER
MUTE
5 Select the input(s) to which you’ve connected your
component.
For example, if your DVD player only has an optical
output, you will need to change the DVD/LD input
function’s Digital In setting from COAX 1 (default) to the
optical input you’ve connected it to.The numbering
(OPT1 to 6) corresponds with the numbers beside the
inputs on the back of the amplifier.
• If your component is connected via a component
video cable to an input terminal other than the
default, you must tell the amplifier which input
terminal your component is connected to, or else you
may see the S-Video or composite video signals
instead of the component video signals.1
• If you have more than one i.LINK component
connected, you can assign each one to a different
input function in the same way (to check your
settings after doing so, see Checking the i.LINK inputs
on page 59).2
6 When you’re finished, select ‘Next’ to continue to
the next screen.
The second screen of the Input setup has three optional
settings:
• Input Name – You can choose to rename the input
function for easier identification. Select Rename to
do so, or Default to return to the system default.
• 12V Trigger 1 to 4 – After connecting a component
to one of the 12 volt triggers (see Switching
components on and off using the 12 volt trigger on
page 67), select MAIN, ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or OFF for
the corresponding trigger setting to switch it on
automatically along with the (main or sub) zone
specified.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
7. Input Setup
(2/2)
(
B a ck
)
DV D / L D
Input Name
Rename
1 2 V Tr i gg e r 1
[
OFF
]
1 2 V Tr i gg e r 2
[
OFF
]
1 2 V Tr i gg e r 3
[
OFF
]
1 2 V Tr i gg e r 4
[
OFF
]
PDP In (SR+)
[ Input-1 ]
ENTER : Next
:Finish
Note
1 For high-definition video (using component video connections), or when digital video conversion is switched off (in Setting the Video options on page 101),
you must connect your TV to this amplifier using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your video component.
2 • If you assign i.LINK-equipped components to an input (for example DVD/LD), you will be able to select both audio and video signals from i.LINKequipped components using the corresponding input source button (or the INPUT SELECT button / INPUT SELECTOR dial). Assigning i.LINK sources also
allows you to keeps the sound settings you’ve made for other input functions.
• An i.LINK-equipped video component should be assigned to the input function to which you have connected the video signal from the component.
• If you assign an i.LINK input to a certain function (for example DVD/LD), then any digital inputs previously assigned to that function will automatically
be set to i.LINK (not assigned).
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• PDP In (SR+) – To control certain functions on this
amplifier from a plasma television, select the display
input to which you’ve connected the amplifier.1
Changing the OSD display language
(OSD Language)
7 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
The language used on the on-screen display can be
changed.
Input function default and possible settings
1 Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the
/// buttons and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to
confirm and exit the current menu.
The terminals on the rear of the amplifier generally
correspond to the name of one of the input source
functions. If you have connected components to this
amplifier differently from (or in addition to) the defaults
below, see The Input Setup menu on page 94 to tell the
amplifier how you’ve connected up. The dots () indicate
possible assignments.
Input
source
Input Terminals
Digital
i.LINK
HDMI
DVD/LD
COAX 1

a
IN 1
IN 1
COAX 2

a
IN 2

TV
OPT 1


a


SAT
OPT 2


a


DVR/VCR 1
OPT 3

a
IN 4
(Fixed)
DVR/VCR 2
OPT 4


a
IN 5
(Fixed)
VIDEO/
GAME 1
OPT 5

a
IN 3

VIDEO/
GAME 2
(Fixed)

a
(HDMI-1)
HDMI 2
(HDMI-2)
HDMI 3
(HDMI-3)
HDMI 4
(HDMI-4)
HDMI 5
(HDMI-5)
HDMI 6
(HDMI-6)
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English
Setting Change?
[ OK ]
:Return
Select the desired language.2
• English (default)
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Russian
(Fixed)
4
Select ‘OK’ to change the language.
DV D / L D
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
L a n g u ag e
a
HOME
MEDIA
GALLERY
COAX 3

OPT 6

COAX 4

[
- 5 5 . 0 dB
English
Setting Change?
ENTER:Enter
MULTI CH
IN
SACD
3
L a n g u ag e
• Chinese
HDMI 1
CD-R/
TAPE/MD
DV D / L D
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
Component S-Video
BD
CD
2 Select ‘OSD Language’ from the System Setup
menu.
]
[ OK ]
:Return
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
TUNER
PHONO
iPod
a. With HDMI Control set to ON, assignments cannot be made (see HDMI
Control on page 91).
Note
1 You will have to make an SR+ cable connection from a CONTROL OUT jack on the display to the CONTROL IN jack on this amplifier (opposite from the
setup in Using this amplifier with a Pioneer plasma television on page 68). Note that to control this amplifier using the remote, you will have to point it at the
plasma television’s remote sensor after making this connection.
2 When German, Russian or Chinese is selected, the HOME MEDIA GALLERY input OSD screen is in English.
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5 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting,
pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
The Other Setup menu
The Other Setup menu is where you can make
customized settings to reflect how you are using the
amplifier.
INPUT
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
ZONE2
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
SOURCE
SOURCE
CH
VOL
MENU
AMP
ENTER
PHONO
You can adjust the level of the subwoofer for a multichannel input. Also, when the multi-channel input is
selected as an input source, you can display the video
images of other input sources. In the Multi Channel Input
Setup, you can assign a video input to the multi-channel
input.
RETURN
VOL
SETUP
STATUS
TUNER
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
TV
Multi Channel Input Setup
CH LEVEL
TV CONTROL
1 Select ‘Multi Ch In Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
1 Switch on the amplifier and your TV.
Use the AV AMPLIFIER button to switch on.
2 Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the
/// buttons and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to
confirm and exit the current menu.
3
Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
System Setup MENU
1 . Au t o M C AC C
2. Output Setup
3 . M a nu a l M C AC C
4 . F U L L BA N D P H A S E C T R L
5 . D a t a M a n ag e m e n t
6 . M a nu a l S P S e t u p
7. Input Setup
8 . O S D L a n g u ag e
9. Other Setup
:Exit
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
:Return
2
Select the ‘SW Input Gain’ setting you want.
• 0dB – Outputs sound of the subwoofer at the level
originally recorded on the source.
• +10dB – Outputs sound of the subwoofer at the level
increased by 10 dB.
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
DV D / L D
9a. Multi Ch In Setup
• Multi Ch In Setup – Specifies the optional settings
for a multi-channel input.
• ZONE Video Setup – Set the MULTI-ZONE video
conversion function (see ZONE Video Setup below).
Video Input
[
0dB
DV D
]
:Finish
3 Select the ‘Video Input’ setting you want.
When the multi-channel input is selected as an input
source, you can display the video images of other input
sources. The video input can be selected from the
following: DVD/LD, BD, TV, SAT, DVR/VCR 1, DVR/VCR
2, VIDEO/GAME 1, VIDEO/GAME 2, OFF.
• ZONE Audio Setup – Specify your volume setting for
a MULTI-ZONE setup (see ZONE Audio Setup on
page 97).
DV D / L D
9a. Multi Ch In Setup
• HDMI Control Setup – Synchronizes this amplifier
with your Pioneer component supporting HDMI
Control (see Setting the HDMI Control mode on
page 92).
• i.LINK Check – Check which i.LINK-equipped
components you have connected, and which input
function they are assigned to (see Checking the i.LINK
inputs on page 59).
• Display Image – Select the OSD display’s
background pattern (see Select the OSD display’s
background pattern (Display Image) on page 98).
- 5 5 . 0 dB
SW Input Gain
[ +10dB]
Video Input
BD
• SR+ Setup – Specify how you want to control your
Pioneer plasma television (see SR+ Setup for Pioneer
plasma televisions on page 97).
:Finish
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
ZONE Video Setup
1 Select ‘ZONE Video Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
:Return
En
- 5 5 . 0 dB
SW Input Gain
:Return
4 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to
adjust these settings in order:
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a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
9b. ZONE Video Setup
ZONE 2 VIDEO CONV
ON
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2 Select whether to set ‘ZONE 2 VIDEO CONV.’ to ON
or OFF.
• ON – The composite video or S-Video input signals
are converted with respect to COMPONENT VIDEO
ZONE2 OUT or VIDEO ZONE2 OUT.1 This way, video
signals can be output even if the input device and the
ZONE2 TV monitor are connected with different types
of cables.
• OFF – The ZONE2 video output is not converted. In
this case, connect the input device and ZONE2 TV
monitor with the same type of cable (composite or
component).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma televisions
Make the following settings if you have connected a
Pioneer plasma television to this amplifier using an SR+
cable. Note that the number of function settings available
will depend on the plasma television you’ve connected.
See also Using this amplifier with a Pioneer plasma
television on page 68 and Using the SR+ mode with a
Pioneer plasma television on page 69.
1
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (see MULTIZONE listening on page 64), you may need to specify your
volume setting.
1 Select ‘ZONE Audio Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
:Return
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
9 c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
ZONE 3 / RECSEL Setting
ZONE 3
Z O N E 2 Vo l u m e L e v e l
[ Va r i a bl e ]
Z O N E 3 Vo l u m e L e v e l
[ Va r i a bl e ]
:Finsh
2 Select the ‘ZONE 3 / RECSEL Setting’ you want.
You can select the ZONE 3 or RECSEL setting.
• ZONE 3 – Sound is output from AUDIO ZONE3 OUT
jack.
• RECSEL – Sound is output from the CD-R/TAPE/MD
OUT, DVR/VCR 1 OUT or DVR/VCR 2 OUT jack. For
details, see Playing a different source when recording
on page 102.
3 Select the volume level setting of ZONE 2 and
ZONE 3.2
• Variable – Use this setting if you’ve connected a
power amplifier in the sub room (this amplifier is
simply being used as a pre-amp) and you will be
using this amplifier’s controls to adjust the volume.
• Fixed – Use this setting if you’ve connected a fully
integrated amplifier (such as another Pioneer VSX
amplifier) in the sub room and want to use that
amplifier’s volume controls.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
ZONE Audio Setup
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
Select ‘SR+ Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
DV D / L D
9d. SR+ Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
P D P Vo l u m e C o n t ro l
OFF
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Return
2
:Finish
Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting you want.
• OFF – The amplifier does not control the volume of
the plasma television.
• ON – When the amplifier is switched to one of the
inputs that use the plasma television (DVD/LD, for
example), the volume on the plasma television is
muted so only sound from the amplifier is heard.
3 Assign any input source connected to the plasma
television to the corresponding input number.
This matches the amplifier’s input source with a
numbered video input on the plasma television. For
example, assign DVD/LD to input-2 if you have
connected the your DVD video output to video input 2 on
the plasma television.
• The Monitor Out Connect should be set to the input
that you’ve used to connect this amplifier to your
plasma television.
DV D / L D
9d. SR+ Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
P D P Vo l u m e C o n t ro l
[ OFF
]
Monitor Out Connect
OFF
:Finish
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
With the Fixed setting, the source is sent from this
amplifier at maximum volume, so make sure the volume
is quite low in the sub zone at first, and then experiment
to find the correct level.
Note
1 The component video input signal is only output from COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE2 OUT.
2 If you selected 7.2ch+ZONE 2 in the Speaker output setting on page 43, you won’t be able to change the volume level.
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Other Settings
Select the OSD display’s background pattern
(Display Image)
The OSD display’s background color can be selected.
One of the two patterns below can be selected.
1 Select ‘Display Image’ from the Other Setup menu.
The OSD background color selection mode is set.
DV D / L D
9. Other Setup
- 5 5 . 0 dB
a. Multi Ch In Setup
b. ZONE Video Setup
c . Z O N E Au d i o S e t u p
d. SR+ Setup
e . H D M I C o n t ro l S e t u p
f. i . L I N K C h e ck
g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
DV D / L D
9 g . D i s p l ay I m ag e
D i s p l ay I m ag e
:Return
- 5 5 . 0 dB
Ty p e 1
:Return
2 Use / to select the background color pattern
type.
The type switches between Type 1 and Type 2.
• Type 1: Blue background color.
• Type 2: Black background color.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
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Chapter 11:
Using other functions
Setting the Audio options
There are a number of additional sound settings you can
make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The
defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
• Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the AUDIO
PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the
current source, settings and status of the amplifier.
1
Press AUDIO PARAMETER.
2 Use / to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the amplifier,
certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
3 Use / to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each
setting.
4
Setting
What it does
TONE
(Tone
Control)
Applies the treble and bass tone
controls to a source, or bypasses
them completely.
BASSc
Adjusts the amount of bass.
–6 to +6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
TREBLEc
Adjusts the amount of treble.
–6 to +6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
What it does
MCACC
(MCACC
preset)
Selects your favorite MCACC preset M1. MEMORY 1
memory when multiple preset
to
memories are saved. When a
M6. MEMORY 6
Default:
MCACC preset memory has been
M1. MEMORY 1
renamed, the name given is
displayed.
MCACC OFFa
EQ
(Acoustic
Calibration
EQ)
Switches on/off the effects of EQ
Pro. only for the MCACC preset
memory selected. This setting is
available for each MCACC preset
memory.
STAND.WAVE Switches on/off the effects of
(Standing
Standing Wave Control only for the
Wave)
MCACC preset memory selected.
This setting is available for each
MCACC preset memory.
SOUND
DELAY
MIDNIGHT
Some monitors have a slight delay
when showing video, so the
soundtrack will be slightly out of
sync with the picture. By adding a
bit of delay, you can adjust the
sound to match the presentation of
the video.
Allows you to hear effective
surround sound of movies at low
volumes.
Option(s)
ON
DNR
(Digital
Noise
Reduction)
May improve the quality of sound in
a noisy source (for example,
cassette or video tape with lots of
background noise) when switched
on.
OFF
DIALOG E
(Dialog
Enhancement)
Localizes dialog in the center
channel to make it stand out from
other background sounds in a TV or
movie soundtrack.
OFF
SRC
Creates a wider dynamic range with
(Sampling
digital sources like CDs or DVDs.
Rate
Conversion)
DUAL
MONO
Specifies how dual mono encoded
Dolby Digital soundtracks should be
played. Dual mono is not widely
used, but is sometimes necessary
when two languages need to be sent
to separate channels.
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
CH1 –
Channel 1 is
heard only
CH2 –
Channel 2 is
heard only
CH1 CH2 –
Both channels
heard from front
speakers
OFF
MID/LOUD
OFF
ON
OFF
OFFb
0.0 to 6.0
(frames)
1 second = 25
frames (PAL)
Default: 0.0
BYPASS
S.RETRIEVER When audio data is removed during
(Sound
the WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC
Retriever)
compression process, sound quality
often suffers from an uneven sound
image. The Sound Retriever feature
employs new DSP technology that
helps bring CD quality sound back
to compressed 2-channel audio by
restoring sound pressure and
smoothing jagged artifacts left over
after compression.
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
Setting
Option(s)
DRC
(Dynamic
Range
Control)
Adjusts the level of dynamic range
for movie soundtracks optimized for
Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and
DTS-HD Master Audio (you may
need to use this feature when
listening to surround sound at low
volumes).
AUTOd
MAX
MID
OFF
MIDNIGHT ON
LOUDNESS Used to get good bass and treble
LOUDNESS ON
from music sources at low volumes.
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Setting
What it does
LFE
(LFE
Attenuate)
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio
sources include ultra-low bass
tones. Set the LFE attenuator as
necessary to prevent the ultra-low
bass tones from distorting the
sound from the speakers.
The LFE is not limited when set to
0 dB, which is the recommended
value. When set to –5 dB, –10 dB,
–15 dB or –20 dB, the LFE is limited
by the respective degree. When OFF
is selected, no sound is output from
the LFE channel.
Surr B
DELAYe
(Adjusting
the
surround B
speaker
delay)
Specifies the routing of the HDMI
audio signal out of this amplifier
(amp) or through to a TV or plasma
television. When THROUGH is
selected, no sound is output from
this amplifier.
AUTO
This feature automatically corrects
DELAY
the audio-to-video delay between
(Auto delay) components connected with an
HDMI cable. The audio delay time is
set depending on the operational
status of the display connected with
an HDMI cable. The video delay time
is automatically adjusted according
to the audio delay time.g
CENTER
WIDTHh
(Center
Width)
(Applicable
only when
using a
center
speaker)
Provides a better blend of the front
speakers by spreading the center
channel between the front right and
left speakers, making it sound wider
(higher settings) or narrower (lower
settings).
DIMENSIONh Adjusts the depth of the surround
sound balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant
(minus settings), or more forward
(positive settings).
PANORAMAh Extends the front stereo image to
include the surround speakers for a
‘wraparound’ effect.
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0dB
–5dB/ –10dB/
–15dB/ –20dB/
OFF
When the surround speaker is set to
0 msec to
the array mode, delay processing is
20 msec
applied to the surround B channel. Default: 0 msec
This delay can be adjusted to
achieve a sound field with a more
natural surround sound. For details,
see Adjusting the surround B speaker
delay (Surr B DELAY) on page 101.
SACD GAINf Brings out detail in SACDs by
maximizing the dynamic range
(during digital processing).
HDMI
AUDIO
(HDMI
Audio)
Option(s)
0dB
+6 dB
AMP
THROUGH
OFF
ON
0 to 7
Default: 3
–3 to +3
Default: 0
OFF
ON
Setting
What it does
CENTER
IMAGEi
(Center
Image)
(Applicable
only when
using a
center
speaker)
0 to 10
Adjusts the center image to create a
wider stereo effect with vocals.
Defaults:
Adjust the effect from 0 (all center
Neo:6 MUSIC:
channel sent to front right and left
3
speakers) to 10 (center channel sent Neo:6 CINEMA:
to the center speaker only).
10
Option(s)
EFFECT
Sets the effect level for the currently
selected Advanced Surround mode
(each mode can be set separately).
10 to 90
a.When MCACC OFF is selected, all MCACC preset memories become
deactivated.
b.When EQ OFF is selected, the MCACC indicator does not light even
when a MCACC preset memory is selected.
c. The adjustment can be made only when TONE is set to ON.
d.The initially set AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select
MAX or MID for signals other than Dolby TrueHD.
e. In the cases described below, Surr B DELAY cannot be selected (and the
effect is turned off even if a value is set).
– When the Output Setup is set to anything other than Normal
– When surround B (Surr. B) is set to NO at the speaker settings
– When the speaker system A/B is set to anything other than A+B ON
– When using headphones
– When in the pure direct mode
– When the audio adjustment function’s HDMI audio output is set to
THROUGH
f. You shouldn’t have any problems using this with most SACD discs, but
if the sound distorts, it is best to switch the gain setting back to 0 dB.
g.This feature is only available when the connected display supports the
automatic audio/video synchronizing capability (‘lip-sync’) for HDMI. If you
find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set AUTO DELAY to OFF
and adjust the delay time manually. For more details about the lip-sync
feature of your display, contact the manufacturer directly.
h.Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music/
Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode.
i. Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 MUSIC/CINEMA
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Adjusting the surround B speaker delay (Surr
B DELAY)
The listening area can be expanded by setting the
surround B speaker to the array mode. This results in a
sound field with good front/rear and left/right sound
connectivity. Depending on the position of the speakers
and the listening position, however, in some cases
adding a delay to the speakers set to the array mode can
result in a more natural surround effect. In such cases, it
is possible to set the surround B channel to the array
mode using the “Surr B DELAY” audio adjustment
function, add delay processing to the surround B
channel and fine-adjust. The delay can be set between 0
and 20 ms with a high precision of 1 ms. Adjust the delay
value while playing movies or music and set it to the
desired position to achieve a more natural surround
sound.1
Setting the Video options
There are a number of additional picture settings you can
make using the VIDEO PARAMETER menu. The defaults,
if not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
• Note that if an option cannot be selected on the
VIDEO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to
the current source, setting and status of the
amplifier.
1
Press VIDEO PARAMETER.
adjust.2
2 Use / to select the setting you want to
Depending on the current status/mode of the amplifier,
certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
3 Use / to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each
setting.3
4
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
Setting
What it does
VIDEO
Converts video signals for output
CONV.
from the MONITOR OUT jacks for
(Digital
all video types.
Video
Conversion)
Option(s)
ON
OFF
BRIGHTNESS Adjusts the overall brightness.
–10 to +10
Default: 0
CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast between light
and dark.
–10 to +10
Default: 0
HUE
Adjusts the red/green balance.
–10 to +10
Default: 0
CHROMA
LEVEL
Adjusts saturation from dull to
bright.
–10 to +10
Default: 0
NR
Setting for reducing roughness of
the picture.
RESOLUTIONa Specifies the output resolution of
the video signal (when analog video
input signals are output at the HDMI
OUT connector and/or component
video out terminal, select this
according to the resolution of your
monitor and the images you wish to
watch). When AUTO is selected, the
resolution is automatically selected
depending on the capability of the
display connected to this amplifier.
ASPECT
Specifies the aspect ratio when
analog video input signals are
output from all of the MONITOR OUT
terminals. Make your desired
settings while checking each setting
on your display (if the image doesn’t
match your monitor type, cropping
or black bands appear).
0
–10 / –5 /
+5 / +10
AUTO
PURE
480i/576i
480p/576p
720p
1080i
1080p
THROUGH
(none)
NORMAL
ZOOM
a.• When set to a resolution with which the TV (monitor) is not compatible,
no picture is output. Also, in some cases no picture will be output due to
copyright protection signals. In this case, change the setting.
• When AUTO is selected, the resolution is selected automatically
according to the capacity of the TV (monitor) connected by HDMI. When
PURE is selected, the signals are output with the same resolution as when
input. (At this time, video signals are only output from the same type of
terminals to which they were input.)
• This setting is valid for HDMI and component outputs.
Note
1 In the cases described below, Surr B DELAY cannot be selected (and the effect is turned off even if a value is set).
– When the Output Setup is set to anything other than Normal
– When surround B (Surr B) is set to NO at the speaker settings
– When the speaker system A/B is set to anything other than A+B ON or OFF
– When using headphones
– When in the pure direct mode
– When the audio adjustment function’s HDMI audio output is set to THROUGH
2 Adjustments can be performed while watching the actual screen by pressing ENTER after selecting the setting item. (This may not be possible for some
video signals.)
3 • All of the setting items can be set for each input source.
• Setting items other than VIDEO CONV. can only be selected when VIDEO CONV. is set to ON.
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Making an audio or a video recording
You can make an audio or a video recording from an
audio or video source connected to the amplifier (such as
a CD player or TV).1
To use this feature, you must set ZONE 3 / RECSEL
Setting to RECSEL and MULTI-ZONE CONTROL to
RECOUT SOURCE in the ZONE Audio Setup. For details,
see ZONE Audio Setup on page 97.
Keep in mind you can’t make a digital recording from an
analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the
components you are recording to/from are hooked up in
the same way (see Connecting your equipment on
page 16 for more on connections).
Since the video converter is not available when making
recordings (from the video OUT jacks) make sure to use
the same type of video cable for connecting your recorder
as you used to connect your video source (the one you
want to record) to this amplifier. For example, you must
connect your recorder using S-Video if your source has
also been connected using S-Video.
For more information about video connections, see
Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video
sources on page 23.
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
PARAMETER
PARAMETER
SAT
TOP MENU
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
TUNER
PHONO
INPUT SELECT
RETURN
SETUP
CH LEVEL
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
TV
CH
SOURCE
VOL
AMP
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
SR+
4 Start recording, then start playback of the source
component.
Tip
• If you have a digital recorder connected to the
ZONE3/SOURCE OUT digital output and ZONE 3 is
switched on (see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on
page 66), you can also select a different input source
for this output while ZONE 3 shows in the display.
Playing a different source when recording
Using this amplifier, it’s possible to listen to a different
analog source than the one you’re recording.
CTRL
ZONE2
AUDIO
ZONE3
PARAMETER
VIDEO
STATUS
LCD
VIEW
MULTI-ZONE CONTROL
SPEAKERS
USB
DIMMER
VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT
ENTER
AUTO SURROUND
/STREAM DIRECT
MCACC
PHONES SETUP MIC
SETUP
RETURN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
1 During recording, press the REC SELECT CONTROL
button on the front panel until RECOUT shows in the
display.2
MENU
ENTER
STATUS
Refer to the instructions that came with the recorder if
you are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set
the audio recording level automatically—check the
component’s instruction manual if you’re unsure.
SBch
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
VOL
1 Select the source you want to record.
Use the input source buttons (or INPUT SELECT).
• If necessary, set the operation selector switch to
AMP, then press SIGNAL SEL to select the input
signal corresponding to the source component (see
Choosing the input signal on page 37 for more on
this).
2 While RECOUT shows in the display, use the
INPUT SELECTOR dial to select the source you want to
record.
The default, RECOUT SOURCE, records the source you’re
currently listening to (as in Making an audio or a video
recording on page 102).
• Note that the setting you make here is stored in
memory, even if you switch off the amplifier, so if you
want to record a different input source later, you
must do so with REC SELECT, or by selecting
RECOUT SOURCE.
3 After RECOUT disappears from the display, select
the input source you want to listen to.
This will be heard from the main system without affecting
your recording.3
2 Prepare the source you want to record.
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, DVD etc.
3 Prepare the recorder.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording
device and set the recording levels.
Note
1 • The amplifier’s volume, Audio parameters (the tone controls, for example), and surround effects have no effect on the recorded signal.
• Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.
• Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.
2 If RECOUT does not appear in the display, you may have to switch ZONE 2 off by pressing MULTI-ZONE CONTROL ZONE 2 and selecting either
ZONE 3 or off. See Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page 66 for more on this.
3 If RECOUT SOURCE is selected, changing the input source likewise changes the input source used for your recording.
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Reducing the level of an analog signal
The input attenuator lowers the input level of an analog
signal when it’s too strong. You can use this if ANALOG
INPUT OVER is displayed on the LCD or if you can hear
distortion in the sound.1
SR+
SBch
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
TV
CH
SOURCE
A.ATT
AMP
CLR
VOL
GENRE HDMI OUT
With HDMI inputs, it is not possible to display external
images on the LCD screen. To do so, connect to this
amplifier’s video input using an analog video cable.
CH
MCACC
VOL
This can be set separately for different inputs. Note,
however, that only inputs with a video terminal (DVD/LD,
BD, TV, SAT, DVR/VCR1, DVR/VCR2, VIDEO/GAME1 and
VIDEO/GAME2), inputs from an iPod on which video is
playing and inputs from MULTI CH IN for which VIDEO
INPUT is set to something other than OFF can be set.
ENTER
• Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press A.ATT to switch the input attenuator on or off.
Dimming the display
You can choose between four brightness levels for the
front LCD display. Note that when selecting sources, the
display automatically brightens for a few seconds.
Using the sleep timer
The sleep timer switches the amplifier into standby after
a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without
worrying about the amplifier being left on all night. Use
the remote control to set the sleep timer.
TV
CH
SOURCE
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
AMP
VOL
SR+
SBch
DIMMER
AUDIO
TV
CH
SOURCE
VOL
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
AMP
SR+
SBch
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
VOL
DISP
• Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press DIMMER repeatedly to change the brightness of
the front LCD display.
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
VOL
A ATT
GENRE HDMI OUT
• Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep time.
30 min
60 min
Off
90 min
• You can check the remaining sleep time at any time
by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will
cycle through the sleep options again.2
Switching the contents displayed on
the LCD
Switching the HDMI output
Set which terminal to use when outputting video and
audio signals from the HDMI output terminals (HDMI
OUT1 or HDMI OUT2).
The HDMI OUT1 terminal is compatible with the HDMI
control function.
• Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press HDMI OUT.
Please wait a while when Please wait ... is displayed. No
operations other than switching the power between
standby or on can be performed at this time.
The output switches between HDMI OUT1 and HDMI
OUT2 each time the button is pressed.4
One of three patterns of information to be displayed on
the LCD can be selected. By default this is set to ‘OSD’.
• Press LCD VIEW on the front panel to change the
pattern of information.3
OSD
External
Image
Only
External
Image &
OSD
Note
1 The attenuator isn’t available with digital sources, or when using the Stream Direct modes.
2 You can also switch off the sleep timer simply by switching off the amplifier.
3 Depending on the settings of the video adjustment function (page 101), the external image may not appear on the LCD.
4 • Synchronized amp mode on page 92 is canceled when the HDMI output is switched. If you wish to use the synchronized amp mode, switch to HDMI
OUT1, then select the synchronized amp mode using the plasma television’s remote control.
• When the power is turned off then back on after switching the HDMI output, the input is set to a setting between HDMI1 and HDMI6.
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• This amplifier’s settings information
Checking the settings of the sound
currently playing, etc.
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
STATUS SYSTEM
<SYSTEM
The audio input/output information, the video input/
output information, the MULTI-ZONE status and this
amplifier’s setting information can be checked by
pressing the status check button on the remote control
unit. The different sets of information are divided
between four screens and displayed on the amplifier’s
LCD. The information shown below can be checked for
the different inputs.
MCACC memory
Sleep timer
INFORMATION >
MCACC
M1 : MEMORY 1
ANALOG ATT : OFF
SLEEP
: 28min
SR +
: OFF
Analog ATT
SR+ setting
• OFF
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
STATUS OFF
RETURN
SETUP
TV
CH
SOURCE
AMP
STATUS
CH LEVEL
THX
VOL
VOL
STEREO/
AUTO/
STANDARD ADV SURR
1 Set the operation selector switch to AMP, then
press STATUS to check the system settings.
These appear on the front LCD display. The screen
switches between the five screens below each time the
button is pressed.
- 5 5 . 0 dB
DV D / L D
1
STATUS AUDIO INPUT
< AUDIO
INPUT >
DOLBY DIGITAL
Input channel
Input seletion
setting and input
singal
C
S
SB
(( LFE ))
R
SR
SBR
44 . 1 kHz
448 kbps
DN31
Emphasis
Input signal
S I G S E L : AU TO [ D I G I TA L ]
Output channel
Output format
- 5 5 . 0 dB
5 Press ENTER to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the amplifier
has been reset to the factory default settings.
OUTPUT >
Normal
L 1
2 3
4
5
5 4
3 2 1 R
L SLA SLB SBL
C
SBR SRB SRA R
VSB
• Note that all settings will be saved, even if the
amplifier is unplugged.
• Video input/output information
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
STATUS VIDEO
<VIDEO
Aspect ratio
setting
INFORMATION >
INPUT
OUTPUT
ASPECT
S I G N A L IN
: 720p / 60Hz
:1080i / 60Hz
: 4:3
:COMPONENT
Input signal
Output signal
Terminal to which
video signal is
being input
• MULTI-ZONE status
DV D / L D
- 5 5 . 0 dB
STATUS ZONE
Zone 2 setting and
input
RECOUT setting
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Press the ENTER button on the front panel.
4 Select RESET using /, then press the ENTER
button on the front panel.
The display shows RESET? OK.
STATUS AUDIO OUTPUT
< AUDIO
Switch the amplifier into standby.
2 While holding down the SETUP button on the front
panel, press  STANDBY/ON.
The display shows RESET NO.
3
• Audio output information
DV D / L D
Resetting the system
Use this procedure to reset all the amplifier’s settings to
the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.
• Audio input information
L
SL
SBL
2 When you’re finished, press STATUS again to
switch off the display.
<ZONE
INFORMATION >
ZONE 2 ON : BD
ZONE 3 OFF : iPod
RECOUT
: –––
Zone 3 setting and
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Default system settings
Setting
Amp
Digital Video Conversion
On
Speakers
SP: A+B ON
Output Setup
Normal
Front
Neo:6 Options
SMALL
Surr.A
SMALL
SMALL
0
Panorama
OFF
Center Image
Listening Mode (2 ch) AUTO SURROUND
Listening Mode (HP)
SW
YESx2
Channel level (M1 to M6)
80 Hz
Speaker Distance (M1 to M6)
OFF
THX Audio Setting
0–0.3m
LCD VIEW
OSD
DIMMER
brightest
STEREO
See also Setting the Audio options on page 99 for other default DSP
settings.
SMALLx2
X-Curve
Neo:6 MUSIC: 3
Neo:6 CINEMA: 10
Listening Mode (x ch) AUTO SURROUND
SB
Crossover
3
Dimension
All Inputs
SMALL
Center
Surr.B
Default
2 PL II Music Options Center Width
Default
HDMI Audio
Speaker System
Setting
MCACC
Standing Wave
(M1 to M6)
0 dB
3.00 m
Standing Wave On/
Off
ON
ATT
0 dB
SWch Wide Trim
Inputs
EQ Data (M1 to M6)
All channels/bands
See Input function default and possible settings on page 95.
EQ Wide Trim (M1 to M6)
0.0
0 dB
0.0 dB
MULTI-ZONE
Zone 2 Volume Level
Variable
Zone 2/3 Volume
–60
HDMI
HDMI output
HDMI OUT1
HDMI Control
ON
SR+
SR+ Control On/Off
OFF
SR+ Volume Control On/Off
OFF
Monitor Out
OFF
DSP
MCACC Position Memory
M1: MEMORY 1
Surround back channel Processing
ON
Phase Control
ON
Full Band Phase Control
OFF
Sound Retriever
OFF
Sound Delay
0 frame
Dual Mono
CH1
DRC
AUTO
SACD Gain
0 dB
Surr B Delay
0 msec
LFE Attenuate
0 dB
Auto delay
OFF
Digital Safety
OFF
Effect Level
ExtendedStereo
90
Other modes
50
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Chapter 12:
Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the remote to control other
components
Most components can be assigned to one of the input
source buttons (such as DVD or CD) using the
component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the
remote.
However, there are cases where only certain functions
may be controllable after assigning the proper preset
code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the remote
control will not work for the model that you are using.
If you can’t find a preset code that matches the
component you want to control, you can still teach the
remote individual commands from another remote
control (see Programming signals from other remote
controls below).
Note
• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing
MULTI OPERATION. To go back a step, press
RETURN.
• After one minute of inactivity, the remote
automatically exits the operation.
Selecting preset codes directly
AV AMPLIFIER
MAIN
ZONE2
DVD
BD
SOURCE
3
MULTI
OPERATION
TV
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
VIDEO
PARAMETER
SAT
TOP MENU
DVR1
DVR2
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
TUNER
PHONO
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
INPUT SELECT
MUTE
MENU
ENTER
RETURN
SETUP
STATUS
CH LEVEL
THX
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2
Use / to select PRESET, then press ENTER.
4 Use / to select the first letter of the brand name
of your component, then press ENTER.
This should be the manufacturer’s name (for example, P
for Pioneer).
5 Use / to select the manufacturer’s name from
the list, then press ENTER.
6 Use / to select the proper code from the list,
then try using this remote with your component.
The code should start with the component type (for
example, DVD 020). If there is more than one, start with
the first one.2
To try out the remote control, switch the component on or
off (into standby) by pressing SOURCE. If it doesn’t
seem to work, select the next code from the list (if there
is one).
• If you can’t find or properly enter a preset code, you
can still teach the remote individual commands from
another remote control (see Programming signals
from other remote controls below).
7 If your component is controlled successfully, press
ENTER to confirm.
The remote LCD display shows OK.
Programming signals from other
remote controls
If the preset code for your component is not available, or
the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you
can program signals from the remote control of another
component. This can also be used to program additional
operations (buttons not covered in the presets) after
assigning a preset code.3
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select LEARNING, then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the component
you want to control (for example DVD or TV).
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control, then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote displays the component you want
to control (for example DVD or TV).1
Note
1 You can’t assign the TUNER, iPod or HOME MEDIA GALLERY buttons.
2 • When using a Pioneer HDD recorder, please select PIONEER DVR 487, 488, 489 or 493.
• When using a Pioneer plasma television released prior to summer 2005, please select preset codes 637 or 660.
3 The remote can store about 200 preset codes (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer format only).
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3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control, then press ENTER.
PRES KEY shows in the LCD display.1
7 Press and hold the MULTI OPERATION button for a
couple of seconds to exit and store the operation(s).
4 Point the two remote controls towards each other,
then press the button that will be doing the learning on
this amplifier’s remote control.
PRES KEY starts flashing to indicate the remote is ready
to accept a signal.
Erasing one of the remote control
button settings
RETURN
STANDARD ADV SURR
ENTER
CH LEVEL
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
THX
STATUS
SETUP
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
AUTO/
DIRECT
VOL
MENU
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
VOL
SOURCE
TV
CH
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
AMP
AUDIO
PARAMETER
SAT
CD-R
VIDEO2
SOURCE
HDMI
iPod
INPUT SELECT
PHONO
TUNER
TV
SACD
VIDEO1
BD
DVR2
ZONE2
DVD
DVR1
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
3 cm to 5 cm
3
MULTI
OPERATION
• The remote controls should be 3 cm to 5 cm apart.
This erases one of the buttons you have programmed and
restores the button to the factory default.
5 Press the corresponding button on the other
remote control that is sending (teaching) the signal to
this amplifier’s remote control.
For example, if you want to learn the playback control
signal, press and hold  briefly. The LCD display will
show OK if the operation has been learned.2
2 Use / to select ERASE, then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the component
corresponding to the button setting to be erased.
3 Press the input source button corresponding to the
command to be erased, then press ENTER.
The LCD display flashes PRES KEY.
If for some reasons the operation hasn’t been learned the
LCD will display ERROR briefly, and then display PRES
KEY again. If this happens, keep pressing the (teaching)
button as you vary the distance between the two remotes,
until the LCD display shows OK.3
4 Press and hold the button to be erased for two
seconds.
The LCD display shows OK or NO CODE to confirm the
button has been erased.
Certain buttons represent operations that cannot be
learned from other remote controls. The buttons
available are shown below:
6 Press and hold the MULTI OPERATION button for a
couple of seconds when you’re done.
AV AMPLIFIER
MAIN
SOURCE
ZONE2
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
iPod
HDMI
AUDIO
PARAMETER
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
MENU
ENTER
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
PHONO
INPUT SELECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
SOURCE
AMP
SR+
SBch
STANDARD ADV SURR
DIMMER
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
CH
VOL
VOL
A.ATT
CLR
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
AUDIO
Resetting the remote control presets
This will erase all preset remote control preset codes and
programmed buttons.4
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
CH LEVEL
THX
AUTO/
DIRECT
TV
Repeat step 4 to erase other buttons.
RETURN
SETUP
STATUS
TUNER
5
GENRE HDMI OUT
CH
MCACC
2 Use / to select RESET, then press ENTER.
RESET flashes in the LCD display.
3 Press and hold ENTER for about two seconds.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the remote presets have
been erased.
ENTER
MUTE
VIDEO
6 To program additional signals for the current
component repeat steps 4 and 5.
To program signals for another component, exit and
repeat steps 1 through 5.
Note
1 • You can’t assign the TUNER, iPod or HOME MEDIA GALLERY buttons.
• The TV CONTROL buttons (TV, TV VOL +/–, TV CH +/–, MUTE and INPUT) can only be learned after the operation selection switch is set to TV.
2 Note that interference from TVs or other devices will sometimes result in the remote control learning the wrong signal.
3 • Some commands from other remote controls cannot be learned, but in most cases the remotes just need to be moved closer together or farther apart.
• If the remote LCD shows FULL, it means the memory is full. See Erasing one of the remote control button settings above to erase a programmed button
you’re not using to free up more memory (note that some signals may take more memory than others).
4 When Selecting preset codes directly on page 106 are set, all the signals learned in the input source buttons are cleared. This function is convenient when
you want to reset some but not all of input source buttons.
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Confirming preset codes
Use this feature to check which preset code is assigned
to an input source button.
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select READ ID, then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the input source
button you want to check.
3 Press the button of the component for which you
want to check the preset code, then press ENTER.
The brand name and preset code appears in the display
for three seconds.
Renaming input source names
You can customize the names that appear on the remote
LCD when you select an input source (for example, you
could change the name of DVR 1 to HDD/DVR).
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select RENAME, then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the button of the
input source you want to rename.
Direct function
• Default setting: ON
You can use the direct function feature to control one
component using the remote control while at the same
time, using your amplifier to playback a different
component. This could let you, for example, use the
remote control to set up and listen to a CD on the
amplifier, and then use the remote control to rewind a
tape in your VCR while you continue to listen to your CD
player.
When direct function is on, any component you select
(using the input source buttons) will be selected by both
the amplifier and the remote control. When you turn
direct function off, you can operate the remote control
without affecting the amplifier.
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select DIRECT F, then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote prompts you for the button of the
input source you want to control.
3 Press the input source button for the component
you want to control, then press ENTER.
4 Use / to switch direct function ON or OFF, then
press ENTER.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the setting.
3 Press the input source button you want to rename
then press ENTER.
4 Use / to select NAME EDT, then press ENTER.
To reset the button to its original (default) name, select
NAME RST above.
5 Edit the name of the input source in the remote
control LCD, pressing ENTER when you’re finished.
Use / to change the character and / to move
forward/back a position. The name can be up to eight
characters (the possible characters are listed below).
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Multi Operation and System Off
The Multi Operation feature allows you to program a
series of up to 5 commands for the components in your
system. For example, you could turn on your TV, turn on
your DVD player and start playing the loaded DVD using
only two buttons on the remote control.
Similar to multi operations, System Off allows you to use
one button to stop and switch off a series of components
in your system at the same time.1
0123456789 \ / * + – [space]
Note
1 • Before Multi Operation and System Off will work correctly, you must setup the remote to work with your TV and other components (see Setting the
remote to control other components on page 106 for more on this).
• Some units may take some time to power up, in which case multiple operations may not be possible.
• Power on and off commands only work with components that have a standby mode.
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Programming a multi-operation or a
shutdown sequence
Set the remote control operation mode selector switch to
AMP when you want to program this amplifier’s
operations, to SOURCE when you want to program
operations of other components.
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7 Select the button for the command you want to
input.
The following remote control commands can be selected:
AUDIO
PARAMETER
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
VIDEO
PARAMETER
SOURCE
ZONE2
3
MULTI
OPERATION
TOP MENU
MENU
ENTER
SOURCE
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
MUTE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
TUNER
TOP MENU
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
BD
RETURN
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
ZONE2
DVD
MENU
PHONO
SETUP
SACD
CD-R
STATUS
iPod
HDMI
THX
CH LEVEL
INPUT SELECT
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
AUTO/
DIRECT
STANDARD ADV SURR
ENTER
SACD
CD-R
RETURN
TUNER
PHONO
iPod
INPUT SELECT
HDMI
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP
SETUP
STATUS
CH LEVEL
TV
SOURCE
SR+
2 Use / to select MULTI OP or SYS OFF from the
menu and press ENTER.
If you selected Multi Operation (MULTI OP), the LCD on
the remote prompts you for an input source button.
If you selected System Off (SYS OFF), go to step 4.
3 Press the input source button for the component
that will start the multi-operation, then press ENTER.
For example, if you want to start the sequence by
switching on your DVD player, press DVD.
4 Use / to select CODE EDT, then press ENTER.
To erase any previously stored multi-operations (or
shutdown sequences) select CODE ERS above.
5 Use / to select a command in the sequence, then
press ENTER.
If this is the first command in the sequence, select 1ST
CODE. Otherwise, simply choose the next command in
the sequence. PRES KEY flashes after you press ENTER.
6 If necessary, press the input source button for the
component whose command you want to input.
This is only necessary if the command is for a new
component (input source).
AUDIO
PHASE iPod CTRL
DISP
A.ATT
CH
DIMMER
AMP
THX
1 While pressing the MULTI OPERATION button,
press SETUP.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
SBch
VOL
VOL
GENRE HDMI OUT
CH
MCACC
CLR
ENTER
TV CONTROL
INPUT
MUTE
MUTE
AUDIO
VIDEO
• You don’t need to program the amplifier to switch on
or off. This is done automatically.
With Pioneer components, you don’t need to:
• program the power to switch off in a shutdown
sequence (except DVD recorders);
• program the power to switch on if it’s the source
component selected in step 3;
• program a Pioneer TV or monitor to switch on if the
input function (selected in step 2) has video input
terminals;
These take priority in multi operations (not shutdown).
8 Repeat steps 5 to 7 to program a sequence of up to
five commands.
9 When you’re finished, use / to select EXIT from
the menu and press ENTER.
You will return to the remote control Setup menu. Select
* EXIT * again to exit.
Using multi operations
You can start multi operations with the amplifier
switched on, or in standby.
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
ZONE2
SOURCE
3
MULTI
OPERATION
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
SACD
CD-R
HOME MEDIA
GALLERY
CD
1 Press MULTI OPERATION.
MULTI OP flashes in the display.
2 Press an input source button that has been set up
with a multi operation.
The amplifier switches on (if it was in standby) and the
programmed multi operation is performed automatically.
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Using System off
AV AMPLIFIER MAIN
SOURCE
ZONE2
3
MULTI
OPERATION
Button(s)
Function
Components
AUDIO
Use to switch audio tracks.
Satellite TV/TV
DISP
Use to display the channel
information.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
DVD
BD
TV
SAT
RETURN
Use to select RETURN or EXIT.
Satellite TV/TV
DVR1
DVR2
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
Number
buttons
Use to select a specific TV
channel.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
+10 button
Use to add a decimal point when
selecting a specific TV channel.
Satellite TV/TV
ENTER
Use to enter a channel.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
MENU
Select the menu screen.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
HOME MEDIA
1 Press MULTI OPERATION.
MULTI OP flashes in the display.
2 Press SOURCE.
The command sequence you programmed will run, then
all Pioneer components will switch off1, followed by this
amplifier.
/// Press to select or adjust and
& ENTER
navigate items on the menu
screen.
Controls for TVs
This remote control can control components after
entering the proper codes or teaching the amplifier the
commands (see Setting the remote to control other
components on page 106 for more on this). Set the
operation selector switch to SOURCE, then press the
other device operation button of the device you want to
operate.
• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are
dedicated to control the TV assigned to the TV button.
Button(s)
Function
Components
TV
Press to switch the component
assigned to the TV button on or
off.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
INPUT
Switches the TV input. (Not
possible with all models.)
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
TV CH +/–
Selects channels.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
TV VOL +/– Adjust the TV volume.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
MUTE
Mute the volume.
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
SOURCE
Switches the TV or CATV between Cable TV/Satellite
standby and on.
TV/TV

Use to choose the ‘A’ commands Satellite TV
on a Satellite TV menu.

Use to choose the RED/B
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.
Satellite TV/TV

Use to choose the CYAN/E
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.
Satellite TV/TV

Use to choose the GREEN/C
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.
Satellite TV/TV

Use to choose the YELLOW/D
commands on a Satellite TV/TV
menu.
Satellite TV/TV
Cable TV/Satellite
TV/TV
Controls for other components
This remote control can control these components after
entering the proper codes or teaching the amplifier the
commands (see Setting the remote to control other
components on page 106 for more on this). Set the
operation selector switch to SOURCE, then press the
other device operation button of the device you want to
operate.
Button(s)
Function
Components
SOURCE
Press to switch the component
between standby and on.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/BD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Press to return to the start of the CD/MD/CD-R/
current track or chapter.
DVD/LD/BD
Repeated presses skips to the start player
of previous tracks or chapters.

Press to advance to the start of the CD/MD/CD-R/
next track or chapter.
DVD/LD/BD
Repeated presses skips to the start player
of following tracks or chapters.

Pause playback or recording.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/BD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Start playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/BD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Hold down for fast forward
playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/BD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck

Hold down for fast reverse
playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/BD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Note
1 In order to avoid accidently switching off a DVD recorder that is currently recording, no DVD recorder power off codes are sent.
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Button(s)
Function
Components

Stops playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/
DVD/LD/BD/DVR
player/VCR/
Cassette deck
Number
buttons
Directly access tracks on a
program source.
CD/MD/CD-R/
LD/BD player/
VCR
Use the number buttons to
navigate the on-screen display.
DVD player
Selects channels.
DVR/VCR
Use as the ENTER button.
VCR/DVD/BD
player
ENTER
Displays the setup screen for DVR DVR player
players.
Changes sides of the LD.
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a
DVD player.
LD player
DVD/BD/DVR
player
MENU
Displays menus concerning the
DVD/BD/DVR
current DVD or DVR you are using. player

Pauses the tape.
Cassette deck

Stops the tape.
Cassette deck
ENTER
Starts playback.
Cassette deck
/
Fast rewinds/fast forwards the
tape.
Cassette deck
/// Navigates DVD menu/options.
& ENTER
DVD/BD/DVR
player
CH +/–
Selects channels.
VCR/DVD/DVR
player
AUDIO
Changes the audio language or
channel.
DVD/BD/DVR
player
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Operating other Pioneer components
with this unit’s sensor
Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL jacks
which can be used to link components together so that
you can use just the remote sensor of one component.
When you use a remote control, the control signal is
passed along the chain to the appropriate component.1
Important
• Note that if you use this feature, make sure that you
also have at least one set of analog audio, video or
HDMI jacks connected to another component for
grounding purposes.
1 Decide which component you want to use the
remote sensor of.
When you want to control any component in the chain,
this is the remote sensor at which you’ll point the
corresponding remote control.
2 Connect the CONTROL OUT jack of that component
to the CONTROL IN jack of another Pioneer component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the
connection.
PR
IN
STANDARD Switches to the VCR controls when VCR/DVD/DVR
using a VCR/DVD/HDD recorder. player
DISP
Press to display information.
AUTO/
DIRECT
Switches to the hard disk controls DVR player
when using a DVD/HDD recorder.
STEREO
Switches to the DVD controls
DVR player
when using a DVD/HDD recorder.
SETUP
Displays the HOME MENU.
DVD/BD/DVR
player
CLR
Use as the CLEAR button.
DVD/BD player
Select chapters higher than 10.
LD/DVR player
DVD/BD/DVR
player
PB
Y ASSIGNABLE
CONTROL
1
5
N1
DVD/LD)
OUT
RS232C
N2
BD)
N3
VIDEO/
AME
1)
IN
N4
DVR/VCR 1)
IN
1
2
IN
N5
DVR/VCR 2)
3
IN
CONTROL
4
OUT
1
ONE2
UT
IN
OUT
OUT
2
MULTI
OPERAT
ZONE2
SAT
VIDEO
1
2
1
MEDIA
HOMEGALLERY
2
IN
CD-R
SACD
CD
OUT
4
CONTROL
R
ION
TV
BD
DVD DVR
OUT
3
COMPONENT
VIDEO
E3
CE
SOUR
3
MAIN
VER
RECEI
HDMI
iPod SELECT
INPUT
OUT
PHONO
TUNER
SIRIUS
XM
E RCV
VOL
SOURC
TV
4
VOL
MUTE
TER
VIDEO
PARAME
CH
L
TV
CONTRO
MUTE
mA MAX)
MENU
T.EDIT
TUNE
INPUT
ST
TER
AUDIO
PARAME
RETURN
Enter
MENU
TOPBAND
IR
PRESET
ST
Y
TUNE
CH
SETUP
MEMOR
LEVEL
RR
ADV.SU
RY
RD
CATEGO
STATUS
MPX
THX
STANDA
AUDIO
STEREO
AUTO/
DIRECT
DIMMER
SLEEP
PHOTO
DISP
PHASE
SEL
OUT
SBch
SIGNAL
CH
HDMI
SR+
GENRE
A.ATT
S
CLASS
ENTER
MCACC
D.ACCES
CLR
IVER
RECE
3 Continue the chain in the same way for as many
components as you have.
Note
1 • If you want to control all your components using this amplifier’s remote control, see Setting the remote to control other components on page 106.
• If you have connected a remote control to the CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), you won’t be able to control this unit using the remote sensor.
• See Using this amplifier with a Pioneer plasma television on page 68 if you are connecting a Pioneer plasma television.
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Additional information
Chapter 13:
Additional information
Step 1: Speaker layout and distance adjustment
Speaker Setting Guide
In order to achieve an even better surround effect, it is
important to accurately position the speakers and make
their volume and tone characteristics uniform so as to
finely focus the multi-channel sound.
The three major elements in positioning the speakers are
distance, angle and orientation (the direction in which
the speakers are pointing).
Distance: The distance of all the speakers should be
equal.
Angle: The speakers should be placed at the angles
shown in Fig. 1 and be horizontally symmetrical.
Orientation: The orientation should be horizontally
symmetrical.
In most homes, however, it is not possible to achieve this
environment. For the distance, on this amplifier it is
possible to automatically correct the speaker distance
electrically to a precision of 1 cm using the Auto MCACC
Setup function (page 11) and to adjust precisely using
the procedure described at Precision Distance (page 45).
For the volume and sound quality as well, accurate sound
field correction using the equalizer and speaker phase
characteristic correction using the Full Band Phase
Control function (page 14) together make it possible to
achieve the ideal listening environment.
Here we consider mainly the two elements of angle and
orientation, based on the ITU-R recommended 5.1channel layout shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 1
5.1-channel speaker layout recommended
by the ITU-R (ITU-R BS.775-1)
60°
100°
to
120°
Listening
position
This type of setup is based on the recommendations
of the ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union
– Radiocommunication Sector), an international
organization specialized in the field of electric
communications.
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Adjust the main speakers to the angles shown in Fig. 1.
Use speaker stands or the like to make sure the speakers
are steady, and leave at least 10 cm from the surrounding
walls. Position the speakers attentively so that the
speakers on the left and right are at equal angles from the
listening position (center of the adjustments). (We
recommend using cords, etc., when adjusting the
layout.) Ideally all the speakers should be equidistant
from the listening position.
Tip
• If the speakers cannot be set at equal distances (on a
circle), use the Auto MCACC Setup speaker distance
correction and Fine Speaker Distance functions to
make them equalize the distance artificially.
Step 2: Adjusting the speaker height
Adjust the heights (angles) of the different speakers.
Adjust so that the front speaker units reproducing midand high frequencies is roughly at the height of the ears.
If the center speaker cannot be set at the same height as
the front speakers, adjust its angle of elevation to point it
to the listening position.
Set surround speaker 1 so that it is not under the height
of the ears.
Step 3: Adjusting the speaker orientation
If the left and right speakers are not pointing in the same
direction, the tone will not be the same on the right and
left, and as a result the sound field will not be reproduced
properly. However, if all the speakers are pointed towards
the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped.
Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research Group
has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be
achieved by pointing all the speakers towards an area 30
cm to 80 cm behind the listening position (between the
surround speakers and the listening position).
However, the sense of sound positioning can differ
according to the conditions in the room and the speakers
being used. In smaller environments in particular (when
the front speakers are close to the listening position),
with this method the speakers will be pointed too inward.
We suggest you use this example of installation as
reference when trying out different installation methods.
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• For 9.1-channel (or 9.2-channel) systems
Tip
• When adjusting the orientation of the speakers, turn
the speakers with the center of the speakers’ baffle
surfaces as the axis so that the speakers’ center
positions do not change.
Fig. 2
C
R
L
SL A
SR A
SL B
SR B
C
L
R
SBR
SBL
The central axes converge 30 cm to 80 cm
behind the listening position.
SL
SR
The central axes converge 30 cm to 80 cm
behind the listening position.
Fig. 3
Center of rotation
Rotation
Examples of recommended speaker layouts based on the
ITU-R (Fig.1) for systems with more than 5.1 channels
• For 7.1-channel (or 7.2-channel) systems
C
L
Step 4: Positioning and adjusting the subwoofer
Placing the subwoofer between the center and front
speakers makes even music sources sound more natural
(If there is only one subwoofer, it doesn’t matter if it is
placed on the left or right side). The low bass sound
output from the subwoofer is not directional and there is
no need to adjust the height. Normally the subwoofer is
placed on the floor. Put it in a position at which it will not
cancel out the bass sound output from the other
speakers. Also note that placing it near a wall may result
in sympathetic vibrations with the building that could
excessively amplify the bass sound.
If the subwoofer must be installed near a wall, place it at
an angle so that it is not parallel to the wall surface. This
can help reduce any sympathetic vibrations, but
depending on the shape of the room this could result in
standing waves. However, even if standing waves are
generated, their influence on the sound quality can be
prevented using the Auto MCACC’s standing wave
control function (page 46).
Tip
R
• Setting the subwoofer with the line connecting the
woofer (middle and low frequency reproduction
units) sections of the center and front speakers
parallel to the subwoofer’s front surface achieves a
more natural, powerful bass sound.
SL
SR
SBL
SBR
The central axes converge 30 cm to 80 cm
behind the listening position.
Fig. 4
SW
C
(SW 2)
L
R
Set the subwoofer parallel to the
connecting line.
(Note that it will be too close if it is
placed directly on the line.)
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Step 5: Default settings with the Auto MCACC
Setup (auto sound field correction) function
It is more effective to perform the Auto MCACC Setup
(page 11) and Precision Distance (page 45) procedure
once the adjustments described above have been
completed.
Tip
• The distance to the subwoofer may be slightly larger
than the distance actually measured with a tape
measure, etc. This is because this distance is
corrected for electric delay, and is not a problem.
Positional relationship between speakers
and monitor
Position of front speakers and monitor
The front speakers should be as equidistant as possible
to the monitor.
L
TV
R
45° to 60°
Position of center speaker and monitor
Since mostly dialogs are output from the center speaker,
keeping the center speaker as close as possible to the
screen makes the overall sound more natural. For TVs
using Braun tubes, however, when installing the center
speaker on the floor, adjust its angle of elevation to point
it towards the listening position.
Installation on floor
(Diagram as seen
from the side)
Monitor
• If the center speaker is not of the shielded type, install
it away from the TV.
• When installing the center speaker on top of the
monitor, place it facing slightly downwards towards
the listening position.
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Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with
this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other
components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks
listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.
Power
Symptom
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
• Make sure that the power cable is plugged in to an active power outlet.
• Try disconnecting from the power outlet, then plugging back in.
The amplifier suddenly switches • Check that there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel or another set of wires. If
off or the Phase Control indicator so, re-attach the speaker wires, making sure there are no stray strands.
blinks.
• The amplifier may have a serious problem. Disconnect from the power and call a Pioneer authorized
independent service company.
During loud playback the power
suddenly switches off.
• Turn down the volume.
• Lower the 63 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 44.
• Switch on the digital safety feature. While holding down the SETUP button on the front panel, press
 STANDBY/ON to set this amplifier to the standby mode. Use / to select DIGITAL SAFETY [OFF], and
then use / to select 1 or 2 (select D.SAFETY OFF to deactivate this feature). If the power switches off
even with 2 switched on, turn down the volume. With 1 or 2 on, some features may be unavailable.
The unit does not respond when
the buttons are pressed.
• Try switching the amplifier off, then back on again.
• Try disconnecting the power cable, then connect again.
AMP ERR blinks in the display,
then the power automatically
switches off. The MCACC blinks
and the power does not turn on.
• The amplifier may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the amplifier on. Contact a Pioneer
authorized independent service company for help.
AMP OVERHEAT flashes, the
power turns off, and the power
indicator flashes.
• Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on.
• Wait at least 1 minute, then try turning the power on again.
No sound
Symptom
Remedy
No sound is output when an input
source is selected.
No sound output from the front
speakers.
• Check the volume, mute setting (press MUTE) and speaker setting (press SPEAKERS).
• Make sure the correct input source is selected.
• Check that the MCACC setup microphone is disconnected.
• Make sure the correct input signal is selected (press SIGNAL SEL). Note that when PCM is selected, you
won’t be able to hear any other signal format.
• Check that the source component is connected properly (see Connecting your equipment on page 16).
• Check that the speakers are connected properly (see Connecting the speakers on page 28).
No sound from the surround or
center speakers.
• Check that the Stereo listening mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t selected; select
one of the surround listening modes (see Listening in surround sound on page 34).
• Check that the surround/center speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 52).
• Check the channel level settings (see Channel Level on page 53).
• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 28).
No sound from surround back
speakers.
• Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL (see Speaker Setting on page 52).
• Make sure surround back processing is set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on
page 37).
• If the source is Dolby Surround EX or DTS-ES with no flag to indicate 6.1 compatibility, then with surround
back processing set to SBch Auto, there will be no sound from the surround back speakers. In this case,
set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on page 37).
• If the source does not have 6.1 playback channels, make sure that surround back processing is set to SBch
ON and a surround mode is selected (see Listening in surround sound on page 34).
• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 28). If only one surround back
speaker is connected, make sure it’s connected to the left channel speaker terminal.
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Symptom
Remedy
No sound from subwoofer.
• Check that the subwoofer is connected properly, switched on and the volume turned up.
• If your subwoofer has a sleep function, make sure it is switched off.
• Make sure that the Subwoofer setting is YES or PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 52).
• The crossover frequency may be set too low; try setting it higher to match the characteristics of your other
speakers (see Speaker Setting on page 52).
• If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your speaker settings to
Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 52).
• Check that the LFE channel is not set to OFF, or a very quiet setting (see Setting the Audio options on
page 99).
• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 53).
• Check that the subwoofer is only connected to the PREOUT SUBWOOFER2 terminal. When only
connecting one subwoofer, connect it to the PREOUT SUBWOOFER1 terminal.
No sound from one speaker.
• Check the speaker connection (see Connecting the speakers on page 28).
• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 53).
• Check that the speaker hasn’t been set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 52).
• The channel may not be recorded in the source. By using one of the advanced effect listening mode, you
may be able to create the missing channel (see Listening in surround sound on page 34).
Sound is produced from analog • Check that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 37).
components, but not from digital • Make sure that the digital input is assigned correctly for the input jack the component is connected to
ones (DVD, LD, CD-ROM etc.).
(see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
• Check the digital output settings on the source component.
• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
• Make sure that the multichannel analog inputs are not selected. Select any other input source.
No sound is output or a noise is
output when Dolby Digital/DTS
software is played back.
• Check that your DVD player is compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS discs.
• Check the digital output settings of your DVD player. Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On.
• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
No sound when using the System • If the HDMI input source is selected, sound is muted until exiting either menu.
Setup or Status menu.
• If sound is muted in the sub zone (ZONE 2), it will be restored after exiting the System Setup menu.
Other audio problems
Symptom
Remedy
A multichannel DVD source
appears to be downmixed to 2
channels during playback.
• Make sure that the multichannel analog inputs are selected (see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
on page 60).
Noise is output when scanning a • This is not a malfunction of the amplifier. The scan function of your player alters the digital information,
DTS CD.
making it unreadable, resulting in noise being output. Lower the volume when scanning.
When playing a DTS format LD
there is audible noise on the
soundtrack.
• Make sure that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 37).
Can’t record audio.
• You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording from an analog
source.
• For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected.
• Check that the OUT jacks are properly connected to the recorders input jacks (see Connecting analog
audio sources on page 26).
Recorded audio is different from • The RECOUT source is set to an input source other than the source you’re listening to. Select RECOUT
the current source, or inaudible. SOURCE to record the current input source (see Playing a different source when recording on page 102).
Subwoofer output is very low.
• To route more signal to the subwoofer, set it to PLUS or set the front speakers to SMALL (see Speaker
Setting on page 52).
Everything seems to be set up
• The speakers may be out of phase. Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the amplifier are
correctly, but the playback sound matched with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on page 28).
is odd.
The PHASE CONTROL feature
• If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the lowpass cutoff is set to
doesn’t seem to have an audible the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on
effect.
the subwoofer, the setting where you think it has the best overall effect on the sound).
• Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker Distance on page 54).
Noise or hum can be heard even • Check that personal computers or other digital components connected to the same power source are not
when there is no sound being
causing interference.
input.
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Symptom
Remedy
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
• See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase Control) on page 11 to set up
your system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the subwoofer output).
Can’t use the SR+ features.
• Make sure that HDMI Control is set to OFF (see Setting the HDMI Control mode on page 92).
The maximum volume available
(shown in the front LCD display)
is lower than the +12dB
maximum.
• This is not a malfunction. If the levels in Channel Level on page 53 have been adjusted, the maximum
volume will change accordingly.
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No sound is output from the CD- • Make sure that ZONE 3 / RECSEL Setting in the ZONE Audio Setup menu is set to RECSEL (see ZONE
R/TAPE/MD OUT, DVR/VCR 1
Audio Setup on page 97).
OUT or DVR/VCR 2 OUT jack.
Can’t select ZONE 3.
• Make sure that ZONE 3 / RECSEL Setting in the ZONE Audio Setup menu is set to ZONE 3 (see ZONE
Audio Setup on page 97).
Video
Symptom
Remedy
No image is output when an input • Check the video connections of the source component (see page 23).
is selected.
• For HDMI, or when digital video conversion is switched off (in Setting the Video options on page 101), you
must connect your TV to this amplifier using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your video
component.
• Make sure the input assignment is correct for components connected using component video, HDMI or
S-Video cables (see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
• Check the video output settings of the source component.
• Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct.
• Some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. If adjusting
this amplifier’s Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on page 101) and/or the resolution settings
on your component or display doesn’t work, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video
options on page 101) OFF.
Can’t record video.
• Check that the source is not copy-protected.
• The video converter is not available when making recordings. Check that the same type of video cable is
used for connecting both the recorder and the video source (the one you want to record) to this amplifier.
Noisy, intermittent, or distorted
picture.
• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video
quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on
the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display
device using the same type of connection (component, S-Video or composite), then start playback again.
ZONE2 video convert function
does not work.
• Conversion is not possible when the video input signal is a component signal. Either use the composite
or S-Video terminal, or connect to the TV using a component cable.
• Turn the video convert function off and connect the source component and monitor with the same type
of cord.
The external image is not
displayed on the LCD screen or
the picture is disturbed.
• The external video will not be displayed properly in the following conditions. Press the LCD VIEW button
to switch to the OSD mode.
– With HDMI inputs.
– When the video converter is off.
– When the resolution is set to PURE.
– When no external image is being input.
– When a non-compatible signal is being input.
Settings
Symptom
Remedy
The Auto MCACC Setup
continually shows an error.
• The ambient noise level may be too high. Keep the noise level in the room as low as possible (see also
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 13). If the noise level cannot be kept low enough, you
will have to set up the surround sound manually (page 52).
After using the Auto MCACC
• There may have been some low frequency noise in the room from an air-conditioner, motor, etc. Switch off
Setup, the speaker size setting is all other appliances in the room and use Auto MCACC Setup again.
incorrect.
• Depending on a number of factors (room size, speaker placement, etc.) this may occur in some cases.
Change the speaker setting manually in Speaker Setting on page 52, and use the ALL (Keep SP System)
option for the Custom Menu in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 40 if this is a recurring problem.
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Symptom
Remedy
Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker
Distance setting (page 45)
properly.
• Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are
matched up properly).
The display shows KEY LOCK
ON when you try to make
settings.
• With the amplifier in standby, press  STANDBY/ON while holding down the SPEAKERS button to
disable the key lock.
Most recent settings have been
erased.
• The power cord was disconnected from the wall while adjusting this setting.
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output
Symptom
Remedy
The EQ response displayed in the
graphical output following
calibration does not appear
entirely flat.
• There are cases where the graph does not appear flat (even when selecting ALL CH ADJUST in the Auto
MCACC Setup) due to adjustments made to compensate for room characteristics to achieve optimal sound.
• Areas of the graph may appear identical (before and after) when there is little or no adjustment needed.
• The graph may appear to have shifted vertically when comparing before and after measurements.
EQ adjustments made using the • Despite level adjustments being made, the filters used for analysis may not display these adjustments in
Manual MCACC setup on
the graphical output. However, these adjustments are taken this into account by the filters dedicated to
page 44 do not appear to change overall system calibration.
the graphical output.
Lower frequency response
• Low frequencies used in bass management (the subwoofer channel) will not change for speakers that
curves do not seem to have been have been specified as SMALL in the configuration, or do not output these frequencies.
calibrated for SMALL speakers. • Calibration is performed, but due to your speakers’ low frequency limitations, no measurable sound is
output for display.
Graphical output data seems to
have disappeared.
• If the power is switched off, the measurement data for graphical output to a PC is cleared.
Display
Symptom
Remedy
The display is dark or off.
• Press DIMMER repeatedly to select a different brightness.
After making an adjustment the
display goes off.
• Press DIMMER repeatedly to select a different brightness.
You can’t get DIGITAL to display
when using the SIGNAL SEL
button.
• Check the digital connections and make sure that the digital inputs are assigned correctly (see The Input
Setup menu on page 94).
• If the multichannel analog inputs are selected, select a different input source.
DOLBY DIGITAL or DTS does not • DOLBY DIGITAL or DTS does not appear if playback is paused.
appear on the STATUS audio
• Check the playback (especially the digital output) settings of the source component.
input information screen when
playing Dolby/DTS software.
When playing a DVD-Audio disc, • This is not a malfunction. 96 kHz audio from DVD-Audio discs is only output from the analog outputs of
the DVD player display shows
the DVD player. This amplifier cannot show the playback sample rate when using the analog inputs.
96 kHz. However, the amplifier’s
display does not.
During playback of a DTS 96/24 • Make sure that the amplifier is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 37).
source, the display doesn’t show
96 kHz.
When playing Dolby Digital or
DTS sources, some input
channels do not light correctly
on the STATUS audio input
information screen.
• Check that the player is connected using a digital connection.
• Make sure that the amplifier is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 37).
• Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to PCM.
• Ensure that if there are several audio tracks on the disc, the Dolby Digital or DTS is selected.
OSD does not appear in the LCD • Press the LCD VIEW button on the front panel and change the LCD settings (page 103).
display.
When playing certain discs, none • The disc may not contain 5.1/6.1 channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on what audio
of the amplifier’s input signal is tracks are recorded on the disc.
displayed on the STATUS screen.
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Symptom
Remedy
When playing a disc with the
listening mode set to Auto
Surround, 2 PL II or Neo:6
appear on the amplifier.
• Make sure that the amplifier is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 37).
• If a two channel soundtrack is currently playing (including Dolby Surround encoded), then this is not a
malfunction. Check the disc packaging for details about the audio tracks available.
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During playback of a Surround
• The source may be Dolby Surround EX/DTS-ES software, but it has no flag to indicate it is 6.1 compatible.
EX or DTS-ES source on the SBch Set to SBch ON (see Using surround back channel processing on page 37), then switch to the THX
AUTO setting, EX or ES does not Surround EX or Standard EX listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 34).
appear, or the signal is not
properly processed.
During playback of DVD-Audio,
the display shows PCM.
• This will occur when playing DVD-Audio material over the HDMI connection. This is not a malfunction.
Remote control
Symptom
Remedy
Cannot be remote controlled.
• Try replacing the batteries in the remote control (see Loading the batteries on page 7).
• Be sure to operate within 7 m and a 30º angle of the remote sensor on the front panel (see Operating range
of remote control unit on page 31).
• Check that there are no obstacles between the amplifier and the remote control.
• Make sure that there is no fluorescent or other strong light shining on to the remote sensor.
• Check the connections of the CONTROL IN jack (see Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s
sensor on page 111).
Other components can’t be
• If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset codes.
operated with the system remote. • The preset code may be incorrect. Redo the procedure for entering preset codes.
The SR cable is connected, but
• Reinsert the SR cable, making sure it’s connected to the right jack (see Using this amplifier with a
the connected components can’t Pioneer plasma television on page 68).
be operated with the remote.
• Make sure that there is an analog or HDMI connection between the units. This is necessary for the SR
feature to work.
• Check that the other component is made by Pioneer. The SR feature only works with Pioneer equipment.
i.LINK interface
Symptom
Remedy
No sound is output.
• Check that the source player is compatible with i.LINK audio.
• Check the output settings of the source player.
• Make sure that i.LINK or AUTO is selected using the SIGNAL SEL button (see Choosing the input signal
on page 37).
The i.LINK indicator does not
• Make sure that i.LINK or AUTO is selected using the SIGNAL SEL button (see Choosing the input signal
light up even when an i.LINKon page 37).
equipped component is selected. • Check the i.LINK connections; use an i.LINK cable of less than 3.5 m.
• Check that the source components conforms to the i.LINK Audio format.
• Make sure that all components connected between the amplifier and the source are switched on.
PQLS OFF or PQLS ON is
• During playback through an i.LINK connection, if you change the settings for other i.LINK components,
displayed temporarily on your
the sound will be discontinued momentarily. This is not a malfunction.
amplifier and the sound output is
discontinued.
The program format indicators
don’t disappear when SACD
playback stops.
• The program format indicators remain lit until another format source is input. This is not a malfunction.
You can’t get i.LINK to display
when using the SIGNAL SEL
button.
• Make sure your i.LINK source components are switched on.
• Check that i.LINK is assigned correctly (see The Input Setup menu on page 94).
After upgrading a component, it
is not recognized and cannot be
selected using the i.LINK
connection.
• You may need to reset the i.LINK database memory in the amplifier (use the front panel):
1 In the standby mode, press  STANDBY/ON while pressing SETUP.
2 Use / to select i.LINK DB [NO], then press ENTER.
3 Use / to select Clear, then press ENTER.
4 When Clear? [OK] appears, press ENTER again. Resetting is completed once the normal screen
appears. If DB ERROR is displayed, perform the procedure again.
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Symptom
Remedy
The HDMI indicator blinks
continuously.
• Check all the points below.
No picture or sound.
• This amplifier is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting are also HDCPcompatible. If they are not, please connect them using the component, S-Video or composite video jacks.
• Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible that it will not work with this amplifier (even
if it is HDCP-compatible). In this case, connect using the component, S-Video or composite video jacks
between source and amplifier.
• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please
consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.
• If video images do not appear on your TV or plasma television, try adjusting the resolution, DeepColor or
other setting for your component.
• If ‘NOT SUPPORT’ appears in the amplifier’s display, try adjusting the resolution, DeepColor or other
setting for your component.
• While analog video signals are being output over HDMI, use a separate connection for audio output.
• When this amplifier reproduces MULTI CH IN audio sources with the HDMI setting set to THROUGH, you
cannot hear audio output from all channels. In this case, make a digital or analog audio connection.
• To output signals in DeepColor, use an HDMI cable (High Speed HDMI™ Cable) to connect this amplifier
to a component or TV with the DeepColor feature.
No picture.
• Try changing the Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on page 101).
• Set the HDMI output setting to the connected HDMI OUT terminal (in Switching the HDMI output on
page 103).
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
• Check that the HDMI AV setting is set to AMP/THROUGH.
• If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.
• If analog video is being output over HDMI, please use a separate connection for the audio.
• Check the audio output settings of the source component.
Noisy or distorted picture.
• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video
quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on
the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display
device using the same type of connection (component, S-Video or composite), then start playback again.
• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please
consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.
HDCP ERROR shows in the
display.
• Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is not compatible with
HDCP, reconnect the source device using a different type of connection (component, S-Video or
composite). Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but
so long as there is no problem with displaying video, this is not a malfunction.
Amp-linked operation not
possible using HDMI control
function.
• Select ON for the HDMI control setting (see Setting the HDMI Control mode on page 92).
• Turn the TV’s power on before turning on this amplifier’s power.
• Set the TV side HDMI control setting to ON.
• Connect the TV to the HDMI OUT 1 terminal and set the HDMI output to HDMI OUT 1. Then turn on first
the TV’s power, then this amplifier’s power.
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Important information regarding the HDMI
connection
There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI
signals through this amplifier (this depends on the
HDMI-equipped component you are connecting–check
with the manufacturer for HDMI compatibility
information).
If you aren’t receiving HDMI signals properly through this
amplifier (from your component), please try one of the
following configurations when connecting up.
Configuration A
Use component video cables to connect the video output
of your HDMI-equipped component to the amplifier’s
component video input. The amplifier can then convert
the analog component video signal to a digital HDMI
signal for transmission to the display. For this
configuration, use the most convenient connection
(digital is recommended) for sending audio to the
amplifier. See the operating instructions for more on
audio connections.
Note
• The picture quality will change slightly during
conversion.
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Configuration B
Connect your HDMI-equipped component directly to the
display using an HDMI cable. Then use the most
convenient connection (digital is recommended) for
sending audio to the amplifier. See the operating
instructions for more on audio connections. Set the
display volume to minimum when using this
configuration.
Note
• If your display only has one HDMI terminal, you can
only receive HDMI video from the connected
component.
• Depending on the component, audio output may be
limited to the number of channels available from the
connected display unit (for example audio output is
reduced to 2 channels for a monitor with stereo audio
limitations).
• If you want to switch the input source, you’ll have to
switch functions on both the amplifier and your
display unit.
• Since the sound is muted on the display when using
the HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on
the display every time you switch input sources.
HOME MEDIA GALLERY
Symptoms
Remedy
Home Media Gallery/NETWORK
No servers are found.
• Check the physical connections (hub, 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, or crossed cable and other cable quality
when cabled directly to a PC). It is strongly recommended to use 100BASE-TX for playback quality and
display speed.
• Check the logical connections (IP Address setup, DHCP, etc.). Confirm the IP Address is correct if
acquired by Auto IP and Firewall setup. Also check if the IP Address is properly acquired with DHCP on the
“Network Setup” screen that follows the “Setup” menu.
• Using two or more application servers on a single PC may cause unstable operation.
For proper operation, it is strongly recommended that one application server is used on a single PC.
• Check the PC if its media server is running. Restart if necessary. Check if one or more servers are On (this
may cause malfunction).
• Check if the PC is operating properly. Reboot the PC after confirming its specifications and setup.
• Check the media server setup. If a client is registered manually the setup procedure may have to be run
again. An option “Not Allowed” may have been selected for connections.
• Check if UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is enabled on your router. If it is not, enable it. Refer to your
router’s instruction manual for procedures.
• Wait for a short period then select “Update to Latest Information” from the Tool Menu. (See page 78)
No previously connected
server(s) found (items in “Select
Servers” are dimmed).
• Refer to the possible solutions provided for “No servers are found”.
An available server is selected
but cannot be navigated.
• Check if the server is correctly set up for file sharing, if the target folder has been deleted, or if one or more
folders have been corrupted on the server.
• Check if there are too many files in each folder.
A server is arbitrarily selected.
• This arbitrary selection happens when the server you used before had been set to display the top menu
screen (if you reset it, other servers connected are also reset). When the “Single Server/USB” option is
selected on the “Auto Connection Setup” screen that follows the “Setup” menu, the server is automatically
accessed if only one server is connected. Use the Tool Menu to select the proper server. (See page 78)
File/folder configuration differs
from one server to another
(strange configuration).
• The Media Navigator displays the server contents as classified by the server.
• If no information (such as ID3 tag) is contained in the file, files cannot be classified on the server.
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Symptoms
Remedy
“The list could not be acquired.”
appears on the Server List
screen.
• Refer to the possible solutions provided for “No servers are found”.
• If the above does not solve the problem, try turning AV AMPLIFIER off on the remote control unit then
turn  STANDBY/ON on on the amplifier.
A communication error message • Refer to the possible solutions provided for “No servers are found”.
appears.
• If the above does not solve the problem, try turning AV AMPLIFIER off on the remote control unit then
turn  STANDBY/ON on on the amplifier.
Home Media Gallery/PLAYBACK
Image or sound is interrupted or • Check the physical connections (hub, 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, or crossed cable and other cable quality
distorted (Block noise appears). when cabled directly to a PC). It is strongly recommended to use 100BASE-TX for playback quality and
display speed.
• Check if the PC is operating properly. Reboot the PC after confirming its specifications and setup.
• Check if the file complies to the supported format, bit rate or profile. Also check if the file is damaged.
• When connected by a wireless LAN, check if the bit rate is sufficient.
• Some files that comply with the supported format may not be played back or displayed.
Cannot play or display.
• Check the physical connections (hub, 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, or crossed cable and other cable quality
when cabled directly to a PC). It is strongly recommended to use 100BASE-TX for playback quality and
display speed.
• Check if the PC is operating properly. Reboot the PC after confirming its specifications and setup.
• Check if the file complies to the supported format, bit rate or profile. Also check if the file is damaged.
• Check if the leasing contract for the server has expired.
• When connected by a wireless LAN, check if the bit rate is sufficient.
• Some files that comply with the supported format may not be played back or displayed.
• It takes time to capture and display a large-sized image. If this is the case, no operation may be performed.
• See the Pioneer website (http://www.pioneer.eu) for the formats that are supported.
Home Media Gallery/FIRMWARE
No updates are possible on USB. • Check if the device is Mass Storage Class compliant, if it is connected properly, nothing is damaged
(power unit, mode such as Mass Storage mode and media format, etc.), if it contains the supported files,
and if the speed of the device is sufficient (poor device speed may result in interrupted or delayed display of
images due to a bit-rate problem). When using a digital camera that is not Mass Storage Class compliant,
insert the Flash Memory card into the multi-card reader.
• Confirm that the device is correctly inserted or removed.
• Check that the firmware file has been correctly downloaded. Also check the file size.
• See the Pioneer website (http://www.pioneer.eu) for details.
Home Media Gallery/USB
USB devices are not properly
recognized.
• Check if the device is Mass Storage Class compliant, if it is connected properly, nothing is damaged
(power unit, mode such as Mass Storage mode and media format, etc.), if it contains the supported files,
and if the speed of the device is sufficient (poor device speed may result in interrupted or delayed display of
images due to a bit-rate problem). When using a digital camera that is not Mass Storage Class compliant,
insert the Flash Memory card into the multi-card reader.
• Confirm that the device is correctly inserted or removed.
• No USB hub is supported. When you connect a home network, connect directly to the device’s USB port.
Image or sound is interrupted or • Verify that the file complies with the supported format, bit rate or profile. Also check the file for damage.
distorted (Block noise appears). • Some files that comply with the supported format may not play back or display properly.
• Check if the device is Mass Storage Class compliant, if it is connected properly, nothing is damaged
(power unit, mode such as Mass Storage mode and media format, etc.), if it contains the supported files,
and if the speed of the device is sufficient (poor device speed may result in interrupted or delayed display of
images due to a bit-rate problem). When using a digital camera that is not Mass Storage Class compliant,
insert the Flash Memory card into the multi-card reader.
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Slideshow (photo content)
doesn’t start.
• Check if the amplifier is placed into the pause or rotation mode. If that is the case, press  or ENTER to
start the slideshow.
Next picture does not appear in
the slideshow.
• The time needed to display a picture may be longer than the time set to display in Slide Show settings.
Reduce the picture size using a PC and try again.
• Slide Show only displays the supported files. If there is only one supported file, that file will remain on the
display and not display any other files.
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iPod messages
Symptom
Cause
Error I1
There is a problem with the signal path from the Switch off the amplifier and reconnect the iPod to the
iPod to the amplifier.
amplifier. If this doesn’t seem to work, try resetting your iPod.
Action
Error I2
The software version being used with the iPod
needs to be updated.
Update the software being used with the iPod (please use the
latest iPod software versions later than the iPod updater 200410-20).
Error I3
When operation is not possible with the iPod
operation mode set to Type 1.
Switch the iPod operation mode set to Type 2 (page 58).
When the iPod software version is too old.
Update the iPod software to the latest version.
Error I4
When there is no response from the iPod.
Update the iPod software to the latest version.
No Music Track
There are no playable songs currently stored in
the iPod.
Input some music files compatible with iPod playback. When
you want to play videos, press iPod CTRL to play the video
track using the controls on the iPod.
No Track
When there are no tracks in the category
selected on the iPod.
Select a different category.
i.LINK messages
You may see the following messages displayed in the front LCD display when using the i.LINK interface.
Message
Explanation
BUS FULL
The i.LINK bus has reached its capacity and cannot transmit any more data.
CANNOT LINK 1
The connection between the amplifier and the selected i.LINK-equipped component is unstable. If the
i.LINK cables appear to be connected properly and both the amplifier and i.LINK-equipped component are
on, switch both units off, then on again to re-establish the connection between them.
CANNOT LINK 2
The amplifier can’t identify the selected i.LINK-equipped component. For example, the amplifier may not be
able to identify an i.LINK-equipped personal computer.
LINK CHECK
The amplifier is checking the i.LINK network. It does this when components are added to, or removed from
the network. The sound may be interrupted if this happens during playback.
LOOP CONNECT
The i.LINK network cannot function because the connected components form a loop. See The Input Setup
menu on page 94 for more on this.
NO NAME
When an i.LINK-equipped component has no name, this message is displayed instead of the proper
component name.
NO SIGNAL
A component is outputting an i.LINK signal that the amplifier cannot reproduce. This amplifier can only
reproduce signals from i.LINK-Audio-equipped components. See About i.LINK on page 59 for more on this.
PQLS OFF
This is displayed on a playback component when PQLS turns off during playback. The sound may be
interrupted momentarily when this happens.
PQLS ON
This is displayed on a playback component when PQLS turns on during playback. The sound may be
interrupted momentarily when this happens.
UNKNOWN
When an i.LINK-equipped component name cannot be recognized, this message is displayed instead of
the proper component name.
Meaning of messages displayed when the HDMI control function is set to ON
Message (error number)
Problem
Remedy
HDMI C ERR 110 to 190
HDMI C ERR 1A0
HDMI C ERR 1B0
HDMI C ERR 1C0
HDMI C ERR 2C0
HDMI cable is not properly connected.
• Check the connection.
• There may be a broken wire in the cable.
• This amplifier or connected components may be damaged.
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HOME MEDIA GALLERY messages
No.
Message
Problem
001
Content playback failed (001).
No details are available for the error
100
A communication error occurred (100).
No further details are available for the error
101
No response from the server (101).
Timeout period reaches due to delayed server response
102
Disconnected from the network (102).
Cables are disconnected
103
Invalid response was received from the server (103).
Invalid response from the server
300
This format is not supported (300).
A file that is not supported is selected
400
License of the selected file is not valid (400).
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
401
License of the selected file is not valid (401).
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
403
License of the selected file is not valid (403).
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
404
License of the selected file is not valid (404).
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
500
License of the selected file is not valid (500).
A file that the server does not allow you to play is selected
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
501
License of the selected file is not valid (501).
A file that the server does not allow you to play is selected
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
503
License of the selected file is not valid (503).
A file that the server does not allow you to play is selected
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
504
License of the selected file is not valid (504).
A file that the server does not allow you to play is selected
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
505
License of the selected file is not valid (505).
A file that the server does not allow you to play is selected
A file that is copyright protected and not playable on this unit is
selected
• The message consists of “Error”, “Warning” and “Information” is displayed for 5 seconds.
Displaying pictures in the Home Media Gallery for an extended period may cause an after-image.
Note
• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the power plug
from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
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Surround sound formats
Below is a brief description of the main surround sound
formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and
terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.
Dolby
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See
www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding
system widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD
and digital broadcast soundtracks. It can deliver up to six
discrete audio channels, comprising five full range
channels and a special LFE (low frequency effects)
channel used mainly for deep, rumbling sound effects;
hence the term “5.1-channel” Dolby Digital.
In addition to the format features above, Dolby Digital
decoders offer downmixing for compatibility with mono,
stereo and Dolby Pro Logic audio from a number of bit
rates and channels. Another feature, called Dialog
Normalization, attenuates programs based on the
average level of dialog in a program relative to its peak
level (also known as Dialnorm) in order to achieve
uniform playback level.
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Dolby Surround is an encoding system which embeds
surround sound information within a stereo soundtrack,
which a Dolby Pro Logic decoder can then use for
enhanced surround listening with greater sound detail.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus is the next-generation audio
technology for all high-definition programming and
media. It combines the efficiency to meet future
broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to
realize the full audio potential expected in the upcoming
high-definition era. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts
worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the nextgeneration A/V amplifiers but remains fully compatible
with all current A/V amplifiers.
Dolby Digital Plus delivers multi-channel audio programs
of up to 7.1 channels (*) and supports multiple programs
in a single encoded bitstream with the maximum bit rate
potential of up to 6 Mbps and the maximum bit rate
performance of up to 3 Mbps on HD DVD and 1.7 Mbps
on Blu-ray Disc, and it outputs Dolby Digital bitstreams
for playback on existing Dolby Digital systems. Dolby
Digital Plus can accurately reproduce the sound
originally intended by directors and producers.
It also features multi-channel sound with discrete
channel output, interactive mixing and streaming
capability in advanced systems. Supported by HighDefinition Media Interface (HDMI), a single-cable digital
connection is possible for high-definition audio and
video.
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Surround EX (the EX stands for EXtended)
is an extension of Dolby Digital encoding whereby a
surround back channel is matrixed into the surround left/
right channels for 6.1 channel playback. This allows for
compatibility with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel decoding, as
well as for decoding using Dolby Digital EX.
Dolby TrueHD is the next-generation lossless encoding
technology developed for high-definition optical discs in
the upcoming era. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing
sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master,
unlocking the true high-definition entertainment
experience on high-definition optical discs in the next
generation. When coupled with high-definition video,
Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater
experience with stunning sound and high-definition
picture.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an improved version of the Dolby
Pro Logic II (and Dolby Pro Logic) decoding system. Using
the innovative “steering logic” circuit, this system
extracts surround sound from sources as follows:
• Dolby Pro Logic – 4.1 channel sound (mono
surround) from any stereo source
• Dolby Pro Logic II – 5.1 channel sound (stereo
surround) from any stereo source
• Dolby Pro Logic IIx – 6.1 or 7.1 channel sound
(stereo surround and surround back) from two
channel or 5.1 (and 6.1) channel sources
With two channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is
generated by bass management in the amplifier.
It supports bit rates of up to 18 Mbps and records up to 8
full-range channels (*) individually with 24-bit/96 kHz
audio. It also features extensive metadata including
dialogue normalization and dynamic range control.
Supported by High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI), a
single-cable digital connection is possible for highdefinition audio and video.
HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc standards currently limit their
maximum number of audio channels to eight, whereas
Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD support more than
eight audio channels.
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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, “Surround EX” and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS
The DTS technologies are explained below. See
www.dtstech.com for more detailed information.
DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-EXPRESS is a low-bitrate encoding technology
supporting up to 5.1 channels with fixed data transfer
rates. This format is incorporated with sub audio on HD
DVD and secondary audio on Blu-ray Disc while boasting
the potential applicability to upcoming broadcasts and
memory audio contents.
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel audio coding
system from DTS Inc. now widely used for DVD-Video,
DVD-Audio, 5.1 music discs, digital broadcasts, and
video games. It can deliver up to six discrete audio
channels, comprising five full range channels, including
an LFE channel. Higher sound quality is achieved
through the use of a low compression rate, and high
rates of transmittance during playback.
DTS-ES
DTS-ES (the ES stands for Extended Surround) is a
decoder that is capable of decoding both DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1 and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 encoded sources.
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 gives ‘true’ 6.1 channel sound, with
a completely separate (discrete) surround back channel.
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 has a surround back channel matrixed
into the surround left/right channels. Both sources are
also compatible with a conventional DTS 5.1 channel
decoder.
DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers
master audio sources recorded in a professional studio
to listeners without any loss of data, preserving audio
quality. DTS-HD Master Audio adopts variable data
transfer rates, facilitating data transfer to the maximum
rate of 24.5 Mbps in the Blu-ray disc format, 18.0 Mbps in
the HD-DVD format, which by far exceeds that of a
standard DVD. These high data transfer rates enable
lossless transmission of 96 kHz/24-bit 7.1-channel audio
sources without deteriorating the quality of the original
sound. DTS-HD Master Audio is an irreplaceable
technology that can reproduce sound faithfully as
intended by the creator of music or movies.
“DTS” is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc. and “DTS-HD
Master Audio” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
Windows Media Audio 9 Professional
Windows Media Audio 9 Professional (WMA9 Pro) is a
discrete surround format developed by Microsoft
Corporation.
DTS Neo:6
DTS Neo:6 can generate 7.1 channel surround sound
from any matrixed stereo source (such as video or TV)
and from 5.1 channel sources. It uses both the channel
information already encoded into the source, as well as
its own processing to determine channel localization
(with two channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is
generated by bass management in the amplifier). Two
modes (Cinema and Music) are available using DTS
Neo:6 with two channel sources.
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 is an extension of the original DTS Digital
Surround which offers high quality 96 kHz/24-bit audio
using a DTS 96/24 decoder. This format is also fully
backward compatible with all existing decoders. This
means that DVD players can play this software using a
conventional DTS 5.1 channel decoder.
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WMA9 Pro can support up to 5.1/7.1 channel playback
with sampling rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. Using the unique
WMA compression techniques, WMA9 Pro can deliver
multichannel music and soundtracks over high-speed
internet networks at low bit rates with minimal audio
degradation. Playback may be enjoyed with the Windows
Media Player 9 Series (or above) and other third-party
media players on a personal computer, or with an AV
amplifier with on-board WMA9 Pro decoding.
Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
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THX Surround EX
THX is an exclusive set of standards and technologies established by
THX Ltd. THX grew from George Lucas’ personal desire to make your
experience of the film soundtrack, in both movie theatres and in your
home theatre, as faithful as possible to what the director intended.
Movie soundtracks are mixed in special movie theatres called
dubbing stages and are designed to be played back in movie theatres
with similar equipment and conditions. This same soundtrack is then
transferred directly onto Laserdisc, VHS tape, DVD, etc., and is not
changed for playback in a small home theatre environment. THX
engineers developed patented technologies to accurately translate
the sound from the movie theatre environment into the home,
correcting the tonal and spatial errors that occur. On this product,
when the THX indicator is on, THX features are automatically added
in Cinema modes (e.g. THX Cinema, THX Surround EX).
THX Surround EX - Dolby Digital Surround EX is a joint development
of Dolby Laboratories and the THX Ltd. In a movie theater, film
soundtracks that have been encoded with Dolby Digital Surround EX
technology are able to reproduce an extra channel which has been
added during the mixing of the program. This channel, called
Surround Back, places sounds behind the listener in addition to the
currently available front left, front center, front right, surround right,
surround left and subwoofer channels. This additional channel
provides the opportunity for more detailed imaging behind the
listener and brings more depth, spacious ambience and sound
localization than ever before. Movies that were created using the
Dolby Digital Surround EX technology, when released into the home
consumer market may exhibit wording to that effect on the
packaging. A list of movies created using this technology can be
found on the Dolby web site at www.dolby.com.
Only amplifier and controller products bearing the THX Surround EX
logo, when in the THX Surround EX mode, faithfully reproduce this
new technology in the home.
This product may also engage the “THX Surround EX” mode during
the playback of 5.1 channel material that is not Dolby Digital
Surround EX encoded. In such case the information delivered to the
Surround Back channel will be program dependent and may or may
not be very pleasing depending on the particular soundtrack and the
tastes of the individual listener.
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About THX
The THX technologies are explained below. See
www.thx.com for more detailed information.
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THX Cinema processing
Re-Equalization
The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and
harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home because
film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie
theaters using very different professional equipment. Re-Equalization
restores the correct tonal balance for watching a movie soundtrack in
a small home environment.
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Timbre Matching
The human ear changes our perception of a sound depending on the
direction from which the sound is coming. In a movie theatre, there is
an array of surround speakers so that the surround information is all
around you. In a home theatre, you use only two speakers located to
the side of your head. The Timbre Matching feature filters the
information going to the surround speakers so that they more closely
match the tonal characteristics of the sound coming from the front
speakers. This ensures seamless panning between the front and
surround speakers.
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Adaptive Decorrelation
In a movie theatre, a large number of surround speakers help create
an enveloping surround sound experience, but in a home theatre
there are usually only two speakers. This can make the surround
speakers sound like headphones that lack spaciousness and
envelopment. The surround sounds will also collapse into the closest
speaker as you move away from the middle seating position. Adaptive
Decorrelation slightly changes one surround channel’s time and
phase relationship with respect to the other surround channel. This
expands the listening position and creates—with only two speakers—
the same spacious surround experience as in a movie theatre.
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THX Ultra2
Before any home theatre component can be THX Ultra2 certified, it
must incorporate all the features above and also pass a rigorous
series of quality and performance tests. Only then can a product
feature the THX Ultra2 logo, which is your guarantee that the Home
Theatre products you purchase will give you superb performance for
many years to come. THX Ultra2 requirements cover every aspect of
the product including pre-amplifier and power amplifier performance
and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both the digital
and analog domain.
Advanced Speaker Array (ASA)
ASA is a proprietary THX technology which processes the sound fed
to 2 side and 2 back surround speakers to provide the optimal
surround sound experience. When you set up your home theater
system using all eight speaker outputs (Left, Center, Right, Surround
Right, Surround Back Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Left and
Subwoofer) placing the two Surround Back speakers close together
facing the front of the room as shown in the diagram will provide the
largest sweet spot. If for practical reasons you have to place the
Surround Back speakers apart, you will need to go THX Audio Set-up
screen and choose the setting that most closely corresponds to the
speaker spacing, which will re-optimize the surround sound-field.
ASA is used in three new modes; THX Ultra2 CINEMA, THX Ultra2
MUSIC and THX Ultra2 GAMES.
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Boundary Gain Compensation™
Depending on the listener’s and the subwoofer’s position, the listener
may experience an excessive bass effect. This feature compensates
for excessive bass resulting from a boundary gain effect. This feature
is designed to operate when used with a subwoofer certified to THX
Ultra2™ specifications.
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THX Music
For the replay of multi-channel music the THX MusicMode should be
selected. In this mode THX ASA processing is applied to the surround
channels of all 5.1 encoded music sources such as DTS, Dolby Digital
and DVD-Audio to provide a wide stable rear soundstage.
•
THX Games
For the replay of stereo and multi-channel game audio the THX
Games Mode should be selected. In this mode THX ASA processing
is applied to the surround channels of all 5.1 and 2.0 encoded game
sources such as analog, PCM, DTS and Dolby Digital. This accurately
places all game audio surround information, providing a full 360
degree playback environment. THX Games Mode is unique as it gives
you a smooth transition of audio in all points of the surround field.
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THX Loudness Plus Description
THX Loudness Plus is a new volume control technology featured in
THX Ultra2 Plus™ and THX Select2 Plus™ Certified amplifiers. With
THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can now experience the
rich details in a surround mix at any volume level. A consequence of
turning the volume below Reference Level is that certain sound
elements can be lost or perceived differently by the listener. THX
Loudness Plus compensates for the tonal and spatial shifts that occur
when the volume is reduced by intelligently adjusting ambient
surround channel levels and frequency response. This enables users
to experience the true impact of soundtracks regardless of the volume
setting. THX Loudness Plus is automatically applied when listening in
any THX listening mode. The new THX Cinema, THX Music, and THX
Games modes are tailored to apply the proper THX Loudness Plus
settings for each type of content
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ASA Description
ASA is a proprietary THX technology which processes the sound fed
to 2 side and 2 back surround speakers to provide the optimal
surround sound experience. When you set up your home theater
system using all eight speaker outputs (Left, Center, Right, Surround
Right, Surround Back Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Left and
Subwoofer), be sure to go to the THX Audio Set-up screen and choose
the setting that most closely corresponds to the speaker spacing,
which will re-optimize the surround sound-field. ASA is used in three
modes; THX Ultra2 Cinema, THX Ultra2 Music and THX Ultra2 Games.
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THX Ultra2 Cinema
THX Ultra2 Cinema mode plays 5.1 movies using all 8 speakers giving
you the best possible movie watching experience. In this mode, ASA
processing blends the side surround speakers and back surround
speakers providing the optimal mix of ambient and directional
surround sounds.
DTS-ES (Matrix and 6.1 Discrete) and Dolby Digital Surround EX
encoded soundtracks will be automatically detected in Ultra2 Cinema
mode if the appropriate flag has been encoded.
Some Dolby Digital Surround EX soundtracks are missing the digital
flag that allows automatic switching. If you know that the movie that
you are watching is encoded in Surround EX, you can manually select
the THX Surround EX playback mode, otherwise THX Ultra2 Cinema
mode will apply ASA processing to provide optimum replay.
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THX Ultra2 Music
For the playback of multi-channel music the THX Ultra2 Music mode
should be selected. In this mode THX ASA processing is applied to the
surround channels of all 5.1 encoded music sources such as DTS,
Dolby Digital and DVD-Audio to provide a wide stable rear
soundstage.
•
THX Ultra2 Games
For the playback of stereo and multi-channel game audio the THX
Ultra2 Games mode should be selected. In this mode THX ASA
processing is applied to the surround channels of all 5.1 and 2.0
encoded game sources such as analog, PCM, DTS and Dolby Digital.
This accurately places all game audio surround information,
providing a full 360 degree playback environment. THX Ultra2 Games
mode is unique as it gives you a smooth transition of audio in all
points of the surround field.
THX, the THX logo and Ultra2 Plus are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may
be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved. All other
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Neural Surround™, THX® Technologies draws the brain’s attention to
sonic details in musical instruments, vocals and ambience. Neural
Surround, THX Technologies delivers the rich envelopment and
discrete image detail of surround sound in a format 100% compatible
with stereo.
This product is manufactured under license from Neural Audio
Corporation and THX Ltd. Pioneer Corporation hereby grants the user
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under USA and foreign patent, patent pending and other technology
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corresponding source code is available for the cost of distribution. To obtain a copy, please visit
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Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program ’Gnomovision’ (which makes passes at
compilers) written by James Hacker.
signature of Ty Coon, 1 April 1989
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Listening modes with different input signal formats
The following charts outline the listening modes available with different input signal formats, depending on the surround back
channel processing and decoding method you have selected.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
ON/AUTO
(Automatically
selects 6.1/7.1
channel decoding)
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THXa
THX Ultra2 GAMESb
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME+THX
GAMES
Stereo playback
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD
DTS-EXPRESS
WMA9 Pro
(88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
Stereo playback
THX CINEMA
THX MUSIC
THX GAMES
As above
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME+THX
GAMES
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
THX Ultra2 GAMESb
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
2 PRO LOGIC+THX CINEMAa
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
DTS Surround
As above
As above
Neo:6 CINEMA
SACD
As above
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
Stereo playback
Other stereo sources
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
Neural THXc
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx GAME+THX
GAMES
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
THX Ultra2 GAMESb
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
2 PRO LOGIC+THX CINEMAa
Stereo playback
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SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
OFFd
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME
2 PRO LOGIC
2 PRO LOGIC+THX
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE+THX
CINEMA
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME+THX
GAMES
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
Stereo playback
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD
DTS-EXPRESS
WMA9 Pro
(88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
Stereo playback
THX CINEMA
THX MUSIC
THX GAMES
As above
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME
2 PRO LOGIC
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
2 PRO LOGIC+THX
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE+THX
CINEMA
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME+THX
GAMES
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
DTS Surround
As above
As above
Neo:6 CINEMA
SACD
As above
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
2 PRO LOGIC ll MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
Stereo playback
Other stereo sources
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME
2 PRO LOGICa
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC
Neural THXc
2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE+THX
CINEMA
Neo:6 MUSIC+THX MUSIC
2 Pro Logic ll GAME+THX
GAMES
2 Pro Logic ll MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
Neo:6 CINEMA+THX
2 PRO LOGIC+THX
Stereo playback
a.No sound is output from the surround back speakers when 2 Pro Logic is selected.
b.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
c. This is only selectable when the input signal is an analog or PCM signal.
d.Automatically selected if no surround back speakers are connected.
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Multichannel signal formats
SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
ON
(7.1 channel
decoding used for
all sources)
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD
DTS-HD Master Audio
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
PCM
(6.1/7.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMA
THX MUSIC
THX GAMES
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
(except for 176.4 kHz/
192 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THXa
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
2 EX+THX GAMESb
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMAb
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
THX MUSICb
THX GAMESb
Straight decoding
DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-HD
DTS-HD Master Audio
WMA9 Pro
(88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMAb
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
THX MUSICb
THX GAMESb
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THXa
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
2 EX+THX GAMESb
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIEa
DTS-ES
(6.1 channel sources/
6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MUSIC
DTS-ES Matrix+THX CINEMA
DTS-ES Discrete+THX CINEMA
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIE+THXa
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
DTS-ES Matrix+THX MUSICb
DTS-ES Matrix+THX GAMESb
DTS-ES Discrete+THX MUSICb
DTS-ES Discrete+THX GAMESb
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
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SBch Processing
Input signal format
Standard
THX
Auto Surround
SBch
Processing
ON
(7.1 channel
decoding used for
all sources)
DTS and DTS 96/24
(5.1 channel encoding)
DTS+Neo:6
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MOVIEa
DTS+2 Pro Logic llx
MUSIC
DTS+Neo:6+THX CINEMA
DTS+2 Pro Logic IIx
MOVIE+THXa
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
DTS+Neo:6+THX MUSICb
DTS+Neo:6+THX GAMESb
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THXa
DTS+Neo:6
Dolby Digital
WMA9 Pro
(44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
PCM
(5.1 channel encoding)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX SURROUND EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THXa
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX Ultra2 GAMESa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THXa
2 EX+THX GAMESb
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
SACD
(5.1 channel encoding)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC
THX Ultra2 MUSIC
2 Pro Logic llx MUSIC+THX
MUSIC
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD
DTS-HD Master Audio
WMA9 Pro
PCM
(6.1/7.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX CINEMA
Straight decoding
Dolby TrueHD
(176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX CINEMAb
(Maximum 5.1 channel playback
with only one surround back
speaker)
Straight decoding
Dolby Digital EX
(6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
THX SURROUND EX
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
DTS-ES (6.1 channel
sources/6.1 channel
flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES+THX (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
Other 5.1 channel
sources
(5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
THX Ultra2 CINEMAa
THX CINEMAb
Straight decoding
SACD
(5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
THX Ultra2 MUSICa
THX MUSICb
Straight decoding
SACD
(5.1 channel)
Straight decoding
THX MUSIC
Straight decoding
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel
sources
As above
THX CINEMA
THX MUSIC
THX GAMES
As above
SBch
Processing
AUTO
(Automatically
selects 6.1/7.1
channel decoding)
SBch
Processing
OFFc
a.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
b.This can be selected when only one surround speaker is connected.
c.Automatically selected if no surround back speakers are connected.
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Stream direct with different input signal formats
The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct mode (see
Using Stream Direct on page 36) you have selected.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
Surround Back speaker(s)
Input signal format
DIRECT
PURE DIRECT
Connected
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
DTS Surround
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
PCM sources
As above
PCM DIRECT (stereo)
DVD-A sources
As above
PCM DIRECT (stereo)
SACD sources
As above
SACD DIRECT (stereo)
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE
DTS Surround
Neo:6 CINEMA
Neo:6 CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
PCM sources
As above
PCM DIRECT (stereo)
DVD-A sources
As above
PCM DIRECT (stereo)
SACD sources
As above
SACD DIRECT (stereo)
Not connected
Multichannel signal formats
Surround Back speaker(s)
Input signal format
DIRECT
PURE DIRECT
Connected
Dolby Digital EX (6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic llx MOVIEa
DTS-ES (6.1 channel sources/6.1 channel
flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DVD-A sources/Muti-ch PCM
Straight decoding
PCM DIRECT
SACD sources
(5.1 channel encoding)
As above
SACD DIRECT
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
As above
Straight decoding
DVD-A sources/Muti-ch PCM
Straight decoding
PCM DIRECT
SACD sources
(5.1 channel encoding)
As above
SACD DIRECT
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
As above
Straight decoding
Not connected
a.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
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Cautions on Handing
Liquid crystal screen
• There may be small black dots or brightly shining
spots (bright points) on the liquid crystal screen. This
is a particularity of liquid crystal screens, and is not a
malfunction.
• When using in cold places, the screen may be dark
for a while after the power is turned on. The
brightness will return to normal after a while.
• If the liquid crystal display is exposed to direct
sunlight, the sunlight will reflect off of it, making the
display hard to see. Block the direct sunlight.
Liquid crystal backlight
• The backlight will reach the end of its service life after
approximately 10 000 hours. (The service life may be
shortened if used continuously at high temperatures
on a rack or when used continuously in low
temperatures. When using on a rack, be sure to allow
for heat dissipation.)
Cleaning the shiny surfaces of the panel and
the liquid crystal display window
Use the included wiping cloth (dry) to gently wipe any dirt
off the shiny surfaces of this amplifier’s panel and the
liquid crystal display window.
Shiny surfaces
of panel
Liquid crystal
display window
SC-LX90
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
ACTIVE MONITOR
L1
L2
L3
L4
L5
R5
R4
R3
R2
R1
STANDBY/ON
Notes on handling the included wiping cloth
• Using the wiping cloth with dust on it may scratch
this amplifier’s surface.
• If the wiping cloth is dirty, clean it as described
below. Dilute neutral detergent in about 100 parts
water, wash the cloth by rubbing it against itself in
this solution, rinse it carefully to remove any traces of
detergent, then let it dry.
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• If the wiping cloth has been lost or is extremely dirty,
order a new one either from your nearest sales outlet
or directly from the Pioneer Parts Order Center. You
can also use a commercially available lens cleaning
cloth instead.
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Specifications
Amplifier section
Miscellaneous
Multi channel simultaneous power output
(20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.05 %, 8 Ω)
any 10 ch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 W (Total 1400 W)
Stereo power output
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.05 %, 8 Ω . . . . . . . . . . 200 W + 200 W
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.05 %, 6 Ω . . . . . . . . . . 270 W + 270 W
1 kHz, 0.05 %, 4 Ω . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 W + 400 W
Power Requirements. . . . . . . AC 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550 W
In standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.55 W (HDMI Control OFF)
0.75 W (HDMI Control ON)
Dimensions . . . . . . 440 (W) mm x 247 (H) mm x 479 (D) mm
Weight (without package). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.5 kg
• The above specifications are applicable when the
power supply is 230 V.
Furnished Parts
Audio Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
PHONO MM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 mV/47 kΩ
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475 mV/47 kΩ
Frequency Response (LINE). . . . . . .5 Hz to 100 000 Hz dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475 mV/2.2 kΩ
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
LINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio [DIN (continuous rated power output/
50 mW)]
LINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 dB/65 dB
Setup microphone (for Auto MCACC setup). . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote control unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
iPod control cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Wiping cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
These operating instructions
Note
• Specifications and the design are subject to possible
modifications without notice, due to improvements.
Composite Video / S-Video Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 dB
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Hz to 10 MHz
Component Video Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Output (Level/Impedance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 dB
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Hz to 100 MHz
Network Section
LAN terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 BASE-T/100-BASE-TX
USB Section
USB terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USB2.0 compatible
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Cleaning the unit
• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and
dirt.
• When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth
dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six
times with water, and wrung out well, and then wipe
again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or
cleansers.
• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or
other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will
corrode the surface.
Our philosophy
Pioneer is dedicated to making your home theater
listening experience as close as possible to the vision of
the moviemakers and mastering engineer when they
created the original soundtrack. We do this by focusing
on three important steps:
1
Achieving the highest possible sound quality
2 Allowing for customized acoustic calibration
according to any listening area
3 Fine-tuning the amplifier with the help of worldclass studio engineers1
customize your system calibration with the help of a
graphical output that can be displayed on-screen, or
using a computer. With the additional benefits of
numerous MCACC preset memories, standing wave
control and microphone measurements from a series of
reference points, your home theater experience can be
truly customized for optimal surround sound.
• Phase Control
The Phase Control feature corrects the phase distortion
as well as group delay for LFE (Low-Frequency Effects)
audio signals during multichannel playback.
• Full Band Phase Control
The Full Band Phase Control feature analyzes the
frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers
connected and corrects the phase distortion to the
flattened frequency-phase characteristics. This
correction minimizes the group delay of the middle- and
low-frequency ranges against the high-frequency range
and improves the frequency-phase characteristics
across all ranges. Furthermore, the enhanced frequencyphase characteristics between channels ensure better
surround sound integration.
• HOME MEDIA GALLERY
This amplifier can play back contents stored on your
computer when your computer is connected to the LAN
terminal of this amplifier. It is also possible to play
contents stored on USB devices.
1
With the cooperation of AIR Studios, this amplifier has been
designated AIR Studios Monitor Reference:
Features
• Direct Energy HD Amplifier
Through a collaboration, Pioneer and ICEpower have
jointly development a unique class D amplifier called a
“Direct Energy High Fidelity Class D (HD) amplifier”. This
new generation reference amplifier offers outstanding
performance (high output of 1400 W simultaneous, high
response and low distortion of 0.005 %) with high sound
quality and reproduces the latest in multi-channel digital
contents.
• 10-channel amplifier multi-assign function
One of five patterns of the 10-channel amplifier (speaker
terminals) can be selected according to the desired
scene.
• Easy setup using Advanced MCACC
The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate
surround sound setup, which includes the advanced
features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ. This
innovative technology measures the reverb
characteristics of your listening area, allowing you to
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• Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, including Dolby
Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-EXPRESS and DTS-HD
Master Audio
Dolby Digital and DTS decoding brings theater sound
right into your home with up to six channels of surround
sound, including a special LFE (Low Frequency Effects)
channel for deep, realistic sound effects.
The built-in Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo:6 decoders
not only provide full surround sound decoding for Dolby
Surround sources, but will also generate convincing
surround sound for any stereo source.
Also, with the addition of a surround back speaker, you
can take advantage of the built-in Dolby Digital EX and
DTS-ES decoders for six-channel surround sound.
Furthermore, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD,
which are designed for the next-generation highdefinition media such as Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD,
support up to 7.1 channels and 8 channels respectively.
DTS-EXPRESS is a low-bitrate encoding technology
supporting up to 5.1 channels, with fixed data transfer
rates ranging from 24 kbps to 256 kbps (this encoding is
available only when signals are delivered to this amplifier
as primary audio).
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers audio signals to listeners
without any loss of data with its high transfer rates.
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THX certified design
This amplifier is THX Ultra2™ certified, allowing you to
take advantage of new THX technologies such as ASA
(Advanced Speaker Array), which can process any 5.1
channel source for 6.1 channel (THX Surround EX) or 7.1
channel (THX Ultra2 CINEMA, THX Ultra2 MUSIC and
THX Ultra2 GAMES) playback. These features are also
available when using the i.LINK interface.
• HDMI and digital video conversion
This amplifier is compatible with the HDMI digital video
format (HDMI Version 1.3a), providing you with highdefinition digital video/audio via a single cable.
High-quality sound formats such as DTS-HD and Dolby
TrueHD are supported while this amplifier is also
compatible with the DeepColor and x.v.Color feature
(x.v.Color is trademarks of Sony Corporation). You can
operate this amplifier in synchronization with your
Pioneer component that supports the HDMI Control
function by connecting your component to this amplifier
via HDMI. Also, the built-in digital video converter of this
amplifier makes both de-interlacing and up-scaling
possible, and analog video signals being input are
converted and output as digital video signals at the HDMI
terminal.
• i.LINK digital interface
The i.LINK interface makes it possible to connect this
amplifier to i.LINK-equipped components, allowing you
to enjoy high sampling rate (up to 192 kHz) PCM
multichannel digital audio from DVD-Audio and SACD
discs, as well as digital audio from DVD-Video, CD and
Video CD discs, all with a single cable.
• iPod Ready
This amplifier is equipped with an iPod terminal allowing
digital audio signal transfer. Movies can be played on
Video Browse-compatible iPods.
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SC-LX90 Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
PIONEER CORPORATION
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PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A. TEL: (800) 421-1404
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