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FM Stereo

FM/AM Receiver

Operating Instructions

STR-DA1500ES

©2009 Sony Corporation

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WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.

As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible

AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.

Do not expose batteries or apparatus with batteryinstalled to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.

The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.

Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss.

For customers in Europe

Disposal of Old Electrical &

Electronic Equipment

(Applicable in the European

Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)

This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

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Disposal of waste batteries

(applicable in the European

Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)

This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste.

On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or

0.004% lead.

By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources.

In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only.

To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.

For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product safely.

Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries.

For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local

Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

Notice for customers: The following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying

EU Directives.

The manufacturer of this product is Sony

Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo,

108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for

EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland

GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,

Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.

About This Manual

• The instructions in this manual are for model

STR-DA1500ES. Check your model number by looking at the lower right corner of the front panel.

In this manual, models of area code CEL is used for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise.

Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “Models of area code CEK only”.

• The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the supplied remote. You can also use the controls on the receiver if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote.

About area codes

The area code of the receiver you purchased is shown on the lower right portion of the rear panel

(see the illustration below).

Area code

Any differences in operation, according to the area code, are clearly indicated in the text, for example,

“Models of area code AA only”.

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Table of Contents

Description and location of parts...................5

Getting Started

1: Installing the speakers .............................12

2: Connecting the speakers ..........................12

3a: Connecting the audio components.........13

3b: Connecting the video components ........14

4: Connecting the antennas (aerials)............18

5: Preparing the receiver and the remote .....18

6: Selecting the speaker system ...................20

Playback

Enjoying sound/images from the component connected to the receiver ........................21

Amplifier Operations

Navigating through menus...........................23

Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu).............25

Adjusting the equalizer (EQ menu) .............25

Settings for the tuner (TUNER menu).........26

Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu) ...26

Tuner Operations

Listening to FM/AM radio ..........................28

Presetting radio stations...............................29

Using the Radio Data System (RDS) ..........31

(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)

Other Operations

Enjoying the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT

(DMPORT) .............................................33

Changing the display ...................................35

Using the Sleep Timer .................................36

Recording using the receiver .......................36

Using multi-zone features............................37

Using the Remote

Changing button assignments ......................40

Additional Information

Precautions.................................................. 41

Troubleshooting .......................................... 42

Specifications .............................................. 45

Index ........................................................... 47

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Description and location of parts

Front panel

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About the indicators on the display

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SP A

SP B

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MEMORY RDS ZONE 2

MONO SLEEP ST

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Name

A ?/1

(on/standby)

Function

Press to turn the receiver on

or off (page 19).

B SPEAKERS

(OFF/A/B/

A+B)

Switch to OFF, A, B, A+B of

the front speakers (page 20).

C TONE MODE

Adjust the bass and treble

TONE +/–

level of the speakers. Press

TONE MODE repeatedly to select bass or treble, then turn

TONE +/– to adjust the level

(page 24).

D TUNING

MODE

Press to operate a tuner

(FM/AM) (page 28).

TUNING +/–

E Remote

sensor

F Display

window

Receives signals from remote commander.

The current status of the selected component or a list of selectable items appears

here (page 5).

G DISPLAY

Press repeatedly to select information displayed on the

display (page 35).

H MUTING

Press to turn off the sound temporarily.

Press MUTING again to

restore the sound (page 21).

I MASTER

VOLUME

Turn to adjust the volume level of all speakers at the

same time (page 21).

J INPUT

SELECTOR

Turn to select the input

source to play back (page 21,

22, 35, 36, 37).

K DIMMER

Press repeatedly to adjust the brightness of the display.

L SLEEP

Press to activate the sleep timer function and the duration which the receiver

turns off automatically (page

36).

M TONE ON/OFF Press to turn the bass and treble on or off.

N MEMORY/

ENTER

Press to store a station or enter the selection when selecting the settings (page

19, 29).

Name Function

O FM MODE

P FM/AM

Press to select FM or AM station.

Q PHONES jack Connects to headphones

(page 42).

R SP A/SP B

Press to select the FM monaural or stereo reception

(page 28).

Lights up according to the

speaker system used (page

20). However, these

indicators do not light up if the speaker output is turned off or if headphones are connected.

S SLEEP

Lights up when the sleep timer is activated.

T ZONE 2

Lights up when operation in zone 2 is being enabled.

U Tuning

indicators

Lights up when the receiver tunes in radio stations.

MEMORY

RDS

MONO

ST

Lights up when a memory function, such as Preset

Memory (page 29), etc., is

activated.

Lights up when a station that provides RDS services is tuned in.

Note

“RDS” appears for models of area code CEL, CEK only.

Monaural broadcast

Stereo broadcast

A preset station number appears when the preset radio station is selected.

Note

The preset station number will change accordingly to the preset station you select.

For details on presetting

radio station, see page 29.

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A ANTENNA section

FM

ANTENNA jack

AM

ANTENNA jack

Connects to the supplied FM wire antenna (aerial)

(page 18).

Connects to the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial)

(page 18).

B DMPORT

DMPORT jack

Connects to a

DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter

(page 34).

C RS232C port

Used for maintenance and service.

D Control jacks for Sony equipment

and other external components

IR REMOTE

IN/OUT jacks

Connect an IR

repeater (page 37).

TRIGGER

OUT jack

Connects to an interlock on/off of the power supply of other 12V

TRIGGER compliant components, or the amplifier/receiver

of zone 2 (page 26).

E SPEAKERS section

Connects to the

speakers (page 12).

F AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section

White (L)

AUDIO IN/

OUT jacks

Red (R)

Connects to a tape deck or MD deck, etc. (page 13).

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G VIDEO/AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT

section

White (L)

AUDIO IN/

OUT jacks

Red (R)

Connects to a VCR,

DVD player, etc.

(page 15–17).

Yellow

VIDEO IN/

OUT* jacks

AUDIO OUT jacks

VIDEO OUT jack

Connects to the component in zone

2 (page 38).

Remote commander

You can use the supplied RM-AAU056

Remote Commander to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to

operate (page 40).

RM-AAU056

* You can watch the selected input image when you connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV (page

15–17).

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Name

A TV ?/1

(on/standby)

AV ?/1

(on/standby)

B ?/1

(on/standby)

Function

Press TV ?/1 and TV (P) at the same time to turn the TV on or off.

Press to turn on or off the

Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to

operate (page 40).

If you press ?/1 (B) at the same time, it will turn off the receiver and other Sony components (SYSTEM

STANDBY).

Note

The function of the AV ?/1 switch changes automatically each time you press the input buttons (C).

Press to turn the receiver on or off.

If zone 2 is selected, only the main receiver is turned on or off with this button. To turn off all components including an amplifier in zone 2, press

?/1 and AV ?/1 (A) at the same time (SYSTEM

STANDBY).

Saving the power in standby mode.

When “RS232C” (page 27) is

set to “OFF”.

C Input buttons Press one of the buttons to select the component you want to use. When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are factory assigned to control

Sony components.

You can change the button assignments following the

steps in “Changing button assignments” on page 40.

D TONE ON/OFF Press to turn the bass and treble on or off.

E DIMMER

Press repeatedly to adjust the brightness of the display.

F BD/DVD

MENU

Press to display the menu of the DVD or Blu-ray disc on the TV screen. Then, use

V, v,

B, b and (qk) to perform menu operations.

Name

Function

G DISC SKIP

Press to skip a disc when using a multi-disc changer.

H D.TUNING

Press to enter direct tuning mode.

I ENTER

Press to enter the value after selecting a channel, disc or track using the numeric buttons of the TV, VCR, CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder or satellite tuner.

MEMORY

Press to store a station during tuner operation.

J AMP MENU

Press to display the menu of the receiver. Then, use

V, v,

B, b and (qk) to perform menu operations.

K TOOLS/

OPTIONS

Press to display and select the options of the DVD player or

Blu-ray disc player.

Press TOOLS/OPTIONS and

TV (P) at the same time to display the options applicable to the Sony TV.

L MUTING

Press to turn off the sound temporarily.

Press MUTING again to restore the sound.

Press MUTING and TV (P) at the same time to activate the TV’s muting function.

M TV VOL

+ a)

/–

Press TV VOL +/– and TV

(P) at the same time to adjust the volume level of the TV.

MASTER

VOL + a)

/–

Press to adjust the volume level of all speakers at the same time.

N MENU/HOME Press to display the menu of the VCR, DVD player, satellite tuner or Blu-ray disc player on the TV screen.

Press MENU/HOME and TV

(P) at the same time to display the TV’s menu.

Then, use V, v, B, b and

(qk) to perform menu operations.

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Name

O ./>

b)

ADVANCE

m/M

H

a)b) b)

<

Function

Press to skip a track of the CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, MD deck, tape deck or Blu-ray disc player.

Press to replay the previous scene or fast forward the current scene of the VCR,

DVD player or Blu-ray disc player.

Press to

– search tracks in the forward/ reverse direction of the

DVD player.

– start fast forward/rewind of the VCR, CD player, DVD recorder, MD deck, tape deck or Blu-ray disc player.

Press to start playback of the

VCR, CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, MD deck or Blu-ray disc player.

X x

b) b)

TV CH +/–

Press to pause playback or recording of the VCR, CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, MD deck, tape deck or Blu-ray disc player. (Also starts recording with components in recording standby.)

Press to stop playback of the

VCR, CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, MD deck, tape deck or Blu-ray disc player.

Press TV CH +/– and TV (P) at the same time to select preset TV channels.

PRESET +/–

Press to select

– preset stations.

– preset channels of the VCR or satellite tuner.

TUNING +/–

Press to scan a station.

FM MODE

Press to select the FM monaural or stereo reception.

P TV

Press TV and the button with orange printing at the same time to enable TV operation.

Name

Q RETURN/

EXIT O

R

V/v/B/b

S DISPLAY

T -/--

>10/

-

CLEAR

Function

Press to

– return to the previous menu.

– exit the menu while the menu or on-screen guide of the DVD recorder, DVD player, satellite tuner or Bluray disc player is displayed on the TV screen.

Press RETURN/EXIT O and TV (P) at the same time to return to the previous menu or exit the TV’s menu while the menu is displayed on the

TV screen.

After pressing BD/DVD

MENU (F), AMP MENU

(0), or MENU/HOME (N), press V, v, B or b to select the settings. Then, press to enter the selection if you have pressed BD/DVD MENU or

MENU/HOME previously.

Press

also to enter the selection of the receiver,

VCR, satellite tuner, CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder or Blu-ray disc player.

Press to select information displayed on the TV screen of the VCR, satellite tuner, CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, MD deck or Blu-ray disc player.

Press DISPLAY and TV (P) at the same time to display

TV’s information on the TV screen.

Press to select the channel entry mode, either one or two digit of the VCR, satellite tuner, etc.

Press -/-- and TV (P) at the same time to select the channel entry mode, either one or two digits of the TV.

Press to select

– track numbers over 10 of the

VCR, satellite tuner, MD deck or CD player.

– channel numbers of the

Digital CATV terminal.

Press to clear a mistake when you press the incorrect numeric button.

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Name

U Numeric

buttons

(number 5 a)

)

V SLEEP

W TV INPUT

X ZONE ?/1

Function

Press to

– preset/tune to preset stations.

– select track numbers of the

CD player, DVD player,

DVD recorder, MD deck or

Blu-ray disc player. Press

0/10 to select track number

10.

– select channel numbers of the VCR or satellite tuner.

Press the numeric buttons and

TV (P) at the same time to select the TV channels.

Press to activate the Sleep

Timer function and the duration which the receiver turns off automatically.

Press TV INPUT and TV (P) at the same time to select the input signal (TV input or video input).

Press ZONE ?/1 to turn the zone 2 on or off.

ZONE INPUT

Press ZONE INPUT repeatedly to select the input source for zone 2.

a)

The number 5, MASTER VOL +, TV VOL +, and

H buttons have tactile dots. Use the tactile dots as references when operating the receiver.

b)

This button is also available for DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter operation. For details on the function of the button, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter.

Notes

• Some functions explained in this section may not work depending on the model.

• The above explanation is intended to serve as an example only. Therefore, depending on the component, the above operation may not be possible or may operate differently than described.

• The CATEGORY +/– and CATEGORY MODE buttons are not applicable for models of area code

CEL and CEK.

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Getting Started

1: Installing the speakers

This receiver allows you to use a 2.0 channel system.

Example of the speaker system configuration

Left speaker Right speaker

2: Connecting the speakers

Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).

Right speaker Left speaker

A

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SPEAKERS B terminals*

A

Speaker cords (not supplied)

*

If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the SPEAKERS B terminals.

You can select the front speakers you want to use with SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) on the front

panel (page 20).

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3a: Connecting the audio components

Connecting a Super Audio CD player, CD player, MD deck,

Tape deck or Turntable

The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player,

MD deck, tape deck or turntable.

Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).

After connecting your audio component,

proceed to “3b: Connecting the video components”(page 14).

.

MD deck,

Tape deck

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A

Turntable

Super Audio

CD player,

CD player

A Audio cord (not supplied)

Note

If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect it to the (U) SIGNAL GND terminal.

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3b: Connecting the video components

How to connect your components

This section describes how to connect your video components to this receiver. Before you

begin, refer to “Component to be connected”

below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.

Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).

After connecting all your components,

proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas

(aerials)” (page 18).

Component to be connected

Blu-ray disc player, DVD player

Satellite tuner, Set-top box

DVD recorder, VCR

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Connecting a Blu-ray disc player, DVD player

The following illustration shows how to connect a Blu-ray disc player or a DVD player.

Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.

If you connect a DVD player

• Be sure to change the factory setting of the

BD/DVD input button on the remote so that you can use the button to control your DVD

player. For details, see “Changing button assignments” (page 40).

• You can also rename the BD/DVD input so that it can be displayed on the receiver’s

display. For details, see “Naming inputs”

(page 22).

Blu-ray disc player, DVD player

Audio signals Video signals

TV

Video signals

A B B

A

Audio cord (not supplied)

B Video cord (not supplied)

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Connecting a satellite tuner,

Set-top box

The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner or a Set-top box.

Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.

Satellite tuner, Set-top box

Audio signals Video signals

TV

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A B B

A

Audio cord (not supplied)

B

Video cord (not supplied)

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Connecting components with analog video and audio jack

The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a DVD recorder, VCR, etc.

Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.

DVD recorder, VCR

Audio signals Video signals

TV

Video signals

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A B

B

A Audio cord (not supplied)

B Video cord (not supplied)

Notes

• Be sure to change the factory setting of the

VIDEO input button on the remote so that you can use the button to control your DVD recorder. For

details, see “Changing button assignments” (page

40).

• You can also rename the VIDEO input so that it can be displayed on the receiver’s display. For

details, see “Naming inputs” (page 22).

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4: Connecting the antennas (aerials)

Connect the supplied AM loop antenna

(aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial).

Before connecting the antennas (aerials), be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).

FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied)

AM loop antenna

(aerial) (supplied)

5: Preparing the receiver and the remote

Connecting the AC power cord

(mains lead)

Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC INLET terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord

(mains lead) to a wall outlet.

Notes

• Before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead), make sure that metallic wires of the speaker cords are not touching each other between the

SPEAKERS terminals.

• Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) firmly.

AC INLET terminal

* The shape of the connector varies depending on the area code of this receiver.

Notes

• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other components.

• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna

(aerial).

• After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible.

To the wall outlet

AC power cord

(mains lead)

(supplied)

A several space is left between the plug and the rear panel even when the power cord (mains lead) is inserted firmly. The cord is supposed be connected this way. This is not malfunction.

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Performing initial setup operations

Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the following procedure. This procedure can also be used to return settings you have made to their factory defaults.

Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation.

?/1

Inserting batteries into the remote

Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the

RM-AAU056 Remote Commander.

Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries.

MEMORY/ENTER

1

Press ?/1 to turn off the

receiver.

2

Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.

“CLR ALL” and “PUSH ENT” appears on the display alternately.

3

Press MEMORY/ENTER.

After “CLEARING” appears on the display for a while, “CLEARED” appears.

All the settings you have changed or adjusted are reset to the initial settings.

Notes

• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.

• Do not use a new battery with old ones.

• Do not mix manganese batteries and other kinds of batteries.

• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.

• If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

• When you replace the batteries, the remote buttons may be reset to their factory settings. If this

happens, reassign the buttons again (page 40).

• When the remote no longer operates the receiver, replace all the batteries with new ones.

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6: Selecting the speaker system

You can select the front speakers you want to drive.

Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation.

SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B)

Press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) repeatedly to select the speaker system you want to drive.

To select

The speakers connected to the

SPEAKERS A terminals

The speakers connected to the

SPEAKERS B terminals

The speakers connected to the

SPEAKERS A and B terminals

(parallel connection)

Light up

SP A

SP B

SP A

SP B

To turn off the speaker output

Press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) repeatedly until the “SP A” and “SP B” indicators on the display light off.

“ALL OFF” appears on the display for a while.

Note

You cannot switch the speaker system by pressing

SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) when the headphones are connected to the receiver.

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Playback

Enjoying sound/images from the component connected to the receiver

Input buttons

AMP

MENU

MUTING

,

V/v/B/b

MASTER

VOL +/–

1

Press the input button to select a component.

You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.

The selected input appears on the display.

Selected input

[Display]

VIDEO

[VIDEO]

BD/DVD

SAT

[SAT]

[BD/DVD]

Components that can be played back

DVD recorder, VCR, etc., connected to the VIDEO jack

Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc., connected to the BD/DVD jack

Satellite tuner, etc. connected to the SAT jack

Selected input

[Display]

MD/TAPE

[MD/TAPE]

PHONO

[PHONO]

SA-CD/CD

[SA-CD/CD]

Components that can be played back

MD deck, tape deck, etc., connected to MD/TAPE jack

Turntable, etc., connected to the PHONO jack

Super Audio CD, CD player, etc., connected to the SA-CD/CD jack

Built-in radio tuner TUNER

[FM TUNER or

AM TUNER]

DMPORT

[DMPORT]

DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter connected to the

DMPORT jack

2

Turn on the component and start playback.

3

Press MASTER VOL +/– to adjust the volume.

You can also use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.

Tips

• You can adjust the volume differently depending on the speed with which you turn the MASTER

VOLUME on the receiver.

To turn the volume up or down quickly: turn the knob quickly.

To make fine adjustment: turn the knob slowly.

• You can adjust the volume differently depending on the length of time you press and hold the

MASTER VOL +/– button on the remote.

To turn the volume up or down quickly: press and hold the button.

To make fine adjustment: press the button and release it immediately.

To activate the muting function

Press MUTING.

The muting function will be canceled when you do the following.

• Press MUTING again.

• Increase the volume.

• Turn off the receiver.

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To avoid damaging your speakers

Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn down the volume level.

Naming inputs

You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it on the receiver’s display.

This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components.

1

Press the input button to select the input you want to create an index name for.

You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.

2

Press AMP MENU.

“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.

3

Press

V/v repeatedly to select

“4-SYSTEM”.

4

Press menu.

5

Press

V/v to select “NAME IN”.

6

Press parameter.

The cursor flashes and you can select a character.

7

Press

V/v to select a character,

then press

B/b to move the

cursor to the next position.

If you made a mistake

Press

B/b until the character you want to change flashes, then press V/v to select the correct character.

Tips

• You can select the character type as follows by pressing V/v.

Alphabet (upper case) t Numbers t

Symbols

• To enter a blank space, press b

without selecting a character.

8

Press

.

The name you entered is registered.

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Amplifier Operations

Navigating through menus

By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver.

6

Press

V/v repeatedly to select

the setting you want.

The setting is entered automatically.

To return to the previous display

Press B.

To exit the menu

Press AMP MENU.

Note

Some parameters and settings may appear dimmed on the display. This means that they are either unavailable or fixed and unchangeable.

AMP

MENU

,

V/v/B/b

1

Press AMP MENU.

“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.

2

Press

V/v repeatedly to select

the menu you want.

3

Press menu.

4

Press

V/v repeatedly to select

the parameter you want to adjust.

5

Press parameter.

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Overview of the menus

The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through

menus, see page 23.

Menu

[Display]

LEVEL

[1-LEVEL]

(page 25)

EQ

[2-EQ]

(page 25)

TUNER

[4-SYSTEM]

(page 26)

[3-TUNER]

(page 26)

SYSTEM

Parameters

[Display]

[FRT BAL]

Front speaker balance a)

Front speaker bass level a)

[BASS LVL]

Front speaker treble level a)

[TRE LVL]

FM station receiving mode a)

[FM MODE]

Naming preset stations a)

[NAME IN]

Naming inputs a)

[NAME IN]

Brightness of the display a)

[DIMMER]

12V Trigger a)

[12V TRIG.]

RS232C Control a)

[RS232C] a)

For details, refer to the page in the parentheses.

Settings

BAL. L +1 to BAL. L +10,

BALANCE, BAL. R +1 to

BAL. R +10

BASS –10 dB to BASS +10 dB

(1 dB step)

TRE –10 dB to TRE +10 dB

(1 dB step)

STEREO, MONO

Initial setting

BALANCE

For details, see “Naming preset stations” (page 30).

For details, see “Naming inputs” (page

22)

0% dim, 40% dim, 70% dim 0% dim

INPUT, ZONE, CTRL, OFF

ON, OFF

BASS 0 dB

TRE 0 dB

STEREO

OFF

ON

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Adjusting the level

(LEVEL menu)

You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the balance of front speakers.

Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For

details on adjusting the parameters, see

“Navigating through menus” (page 23) and

“Overview of the menus” (page 24).

LEVEL menu parameters

x FRT BAL (Front speaker

balance)

Lets you adjust the balance between front left and right speakers.

Adjusting the equalizer

(EQ menu)

You can use the EQ menu to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front speakers.

Select “2-EQ” in the amplifier menus. For

details on adjusting the parameters, see

“Navigating through menus” (page 23) and

“Overview of the menus” (page 24).

EQ menu parameters

x BASS LVL (Front speaker bass

level)

x TRE LVL (Front speaker treble

level)

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Settings for the tuner

(TUNER menu)

You can use the TUNER menu to set the FM station receiving mode and to name preset stations.

Select “3-TUNER” in the amplifier menus.

For details on adjusting the parameters, see

“Navigating through menus” (page 23) and

“Overview of the menus” (page 24).

TUNER menu parameters

x FM MODE (FM station receiving

mode)

• STEREO

This receiver will decode the signal as stereo signal when the radio station is broadcast in stereo.

• MONO

This receiver will decode the signal as mono signal regardless of the broadcast signal.

x NAME IN (Naming preset

stations)

Lets you set the name of preset stations. For

details, see “Naming preset stations” (page

30).

Settings for the system

(SYSTEM menu)

You can use the SYSTEM menu to customize the settings of the receiver.

Select “4-SYSTEM” in the amplifier menus.

For details on adjusting the parameters, see

“Navigating through menus” (page 23) and

“Overview of the menus” (page 24).

SYSTEM menu parameters

x NAME IN (Naming inputs)

Lets you set the name of inputs. For details,

see “Naming inputs” (page 22).

x DIMMER (Brightness of the

display)

Lets you adjust the brightness in 3 steps.

x 12V TRIG. (12V Trigger)

Lets you turn the receiver on/off in another zone, or select various option for use of the

12V Trigger function.

• INPUT (for main zone only)

Lets you turn on the output of 12V triggers when the preset input is selected.

When you select “INPUT”, the setting display which sets each input trigger to on/ off appears. Press V/v to select the input, then press . Press

V/v again to select

“ON” or “OFF”, then press .

• ZONE

Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on or off based on whether the selected zone is turned on or off.

• CTRL

Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on or off manually using the CIS command of the IR remote.

• OFF

Lets you turn off output of 12V triggers even when the main receiver is turned on.

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Tips

• Even when this receiver is in standby mode (press

?/1 on the remote to turned off this receiver), the receiver in zone 2 remains turned on. To turn off all receivers, press ?/1 and AV ?/1 on the RM-

AAU056 remote at the same time (SYSTEM

STANDBY).

• Only signals from components connected to the analog input jacks are output through the ZONE 2

OUT jacks.

• When tuner is selected; the same type of radio station (FM/AM) selected in the main zone is set in zone 2. However, you can select the input other than tuner in zone 2.

• When the receiver in the main zone is turned off, or an input source other than tuner is selected, you can select a radio station from AM or FM in zone 2.

When the receiver in the main zone or zone 2 is turned off, you can select a broadcast from FM/AM in one zone in which the receiver is turned on.

x RS232C (RS232C Control)

Lets you use this menu for the zone 2 operation.

• ON

The receiver can receive commands from the

RS232C port.

• OFF

The receiver does not receive commands from the RS232C port.

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Tuner Operations

Listening to FM/AM radio

You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and

AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page

18).

Tip

The tuning scale for direct tuning differs depending on the area code as shown in the following table. For

details on area codes, see page 3.

Area code

CEL, CEK

FM

50 kHz

AM

9 kHz

TUNER

Numeric buttons

D.TUNING

ENTER

Tuning into a station automatically (Auto Tuning)

1

Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.

2

Press TUNING + or TUNING –.

Press TUNING + to scan from low to high; press TUNING – to scan from high to low.

The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is received.

Using the controls on the receiver

1

Press FM/AM repeatedly to select the

FM or AM band.

2

Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select “AUTO”.

3

Turn TUNING + or TUNING –.

In case of poor FM stereo reception

If the FM stereo reception is poor and “ST” flashes on the display, select monaural audio so that the sound will be less distorted.

Press FM MODE repeatedly until the

“MONO” indicator lights up on the display.

To return to stereo mode, press FM MODE repeatedly until the “MONO” indicator on the display does not light up.

TUNING +/–

FM MODE

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Tuning into a station directly

(Direct Tuning)

Enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons.

1

Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.

You can also use FM/AM on the receiver.

2

Press D.TUNING.

3

Press the numeric buttons to enter the frequency.

Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz

Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0

Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz

Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0

If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna

(aerial) for optimum reception.

4

Press ENTER or .

You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver.

If you cannot tune in a station

Make sure you have entered the right frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 to 4. If you still cannot tune in a station, the frequency is not used in your area.

Presetting radio stations

You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30

AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to.

Numeric buttons

,

V/v/B/b

TUNER

AMP

MENU

MEMORY,

ENTER

PRESET

+/–

1

Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.

You can also use FM/AM on the receiver.

2

Tune in the station that you want to preset using Auto

Tuning (page 28) or Direct

Tuning (page 29).

In case of poor FM stereo reception,

switch the FM reception mode (page 28).

3

Press MEMORY.

You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver.

“MEMORY” lights up for a few seconds.

Perform steps 4 and 5 before

“MEMORY” goes out.

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4

Press the numeric buttons to select a preset number.

You can also press PRESET + or

PRESET – to select a preset number.

If “MEMORY” goes out before you select the preset number, start again from step 3.

5

Press ENTER.

You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver.

The station is stored as the selected preset number.

If “MEMORY” goes out before you press

ENTER, start again from step 3.

6

Repeat steps 1 to 5 to preset another station.

Tuning to preset stations

1

Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.

2

Press PRESET + or PRESET – repeatedly to select the preset station you want.

Each time you press the button, you can select a preset station as follows:

01 02 03 04 05 ...

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30 29 28

You can also press the numeric buttons to select the preset station you want. Then, press ENTER to enter the selection.

Using the controls on the receiver

1

Press FM/AM repeatedly to select the

FM or AM band.

2

Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select “PRESET”.

3

Turn TUNING + or TUNING – to select the preset station you want.

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Naming preset stations

1

Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.

You can also use FM/AM on the receiver.

2

Tune in the preset station you want to create an index name

for (page 30).

3

Press AMP MENU.

“1-LEVEL” appears on the display.

4

Press

V/v repeatedly to select

“3-TUNER”.

5

Press menu.

6

Press

V/v repeatedly to select

“NAME IN”.

7

Press parameter.

The cursor flashes and you can select a character.

8

Press

V/v to select a character,

then press

B/b to move the

cursor to the next position.

If you made a mistake

Press

B/b until the character you want to change flashes, then press V/v to select the correct character.

Tips

• You can select the character type as follows by pressing

V/v.

Alphabet (upper case) t Numbers t

Symbols

• To enter a blank space, press b

without selecting a character.

9

Press .

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Note (Models of area code CEL, CEK only)

When you name an RDS station and tune in that station, the Program Service name appears instead of the name you entered. (You cannot change the

Program Service name. The name you entered will be overwritten by the Program Service name.)

Using the Radio Data

System (RDS)

(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)

This receiver also allows you to use RDS

(Radio Data System), which enables radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. You can display RDS information.

Notes

• RDS is operable only for FM stations.

• Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do they provide the same type of services. If you are not familiar with the RDS services in your area, check with your local radio stations for details.

Receiving RDS broadcasts

Simply select a station on the FM

band using direct tuning (page 29),

auto tuning (page 28), or preset

tuning (page 30).

When you tune in a station that provides RDS services, “RDS” lights up and the program service name appears on the display.

Note

RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the signal strength is weak.

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Displaying RDS information

While receiving an RDS station, press DISPLAY repeatedly on the receiver.

Each time you press the button, RDS information on the display changes cyclically as follows:

Program Service name t Frequency t

Program Type indication a) t Radio Text indication b) t Current Time indication (in

24-hour system mode) t Volume level a)

Type of program being broadcast.

b)

Text messages sent by the RDS station.

Notes

• If there is an emergency announcement by government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the display.

• When the message consists of 9 characters or more, the message scrolls across the display.

• If a station does not provide a particular RDS service, “NO XXXX” (such as “NO TEXT”) appears on the display.

Description of program types

Program type indication

Description

NEWS

AFFAIRS

News programs

Topical programs that expand on current news

INFO

SPORT

EDUCATE

DRAMA

CULTURE

Programs offering information on a wide spectrum of subjects, including consumer affairs and medical advice

Sports programs

Educational programs, such as

“how-to” and advice programs

Radio plays and serials

SCIENCE

Programs about national or regional culture, such as language and social concerns

Programs about the natural sciences and technology

Program type indication

Description

VARIED Other types of programs such as celebrity interviews, panel games, and comedy

POP M

ROCK M

EASY M

LIGHT M

Popular music programs

Rock music programs

Easy Listening

Instrumental, vocal, and choral music

CLASSICS

OTHER M

WEATHER

FINANCE

CHILDREN

SOCIAL

RELIGION

PHONE IN

Performances of major orchestras, chamber music, opera, etc.

Music that does not fit into any categories above, such as Rhythm

& Blues and Reggae

Weather information

Stock market reports and trading, etc.

Programs for children

Programs about people and the things that affect them

Programs of religious content

TRAVEL

LEISURE

JAZZ

COUNTRY

NATION M

Programs where members of the public express their views by phone or in a public forum

Programs about travel. Not for announcements that are located by TP/TA.

Programs on recreational activities such as gardening, fishing, cooking, etc.

Jazz programs

Country music programs

Programs featuring the popular music of the country or region

OLDIES

FOLK M

Programs featuring oldies music

Folk music programs

DOCUMENT Investigative features

NONE Any programs not defined above

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Other Operations

Enjoying the DIGITAL

MEDIA PORT

(DMPORT)

The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) allows you to enjoy sound and image from a network system such as a portable audio/video source or computer.

By connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not supplied), you can enjoy sound and image from the connected component on the receiver.

For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.

Notes

• Do not connect an adapter other than the DIGITAL

MEDIA PORT adapter.

• Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).

• Do not connect or disconnect the DIGITAL

MEDIA PORT adapter while the receiver is turned on.

• Depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, video output may not be possible.

• The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters are available for purchase depending on the area.

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Connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter

You can listen to the sound and view the images from the component connected through the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the DMPORT jack on the receiver.

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TV

A

DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter

A Video cord (not supplied)

To detach the DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter from DMPORT jack

1

2

Press and hold both sides of the connector and then pull out the connector.

Notes

• When connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, be sure the connector is inserted with the arrow mark facing towards the arrow mark on the

DMPORT jack.

• Be sure to make DMPORT connections firmly, insert the connector straight in.

• As the connector of the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter is fragile, be sure to handle with care when placing or moving the receiver.

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Listening/watching a connected component through DMPORT connection

1

Press DMPORT.

You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to select “DMPORT”.

2

Start playback of the connected component.

The sound is played back on the receiver and the image appears on the TV.

For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DIGITAL

MEDIA PORT adapter.

Notes

• Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter, you can operate the connected component by using the remote. For details on the

remote button operation, see page 8.

• Be sure you have connected the MONITOR OUT

of the receiver to the TV (page 34).

Changing the display

You can check the volume level, etc., by changing the information on the display.

Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation.

Press DISPLAY repeatedly.

Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows.

All inputs except the FM and AM band

Index name of the input a) t Selected input t Volume level

FM and AM band

Program Service name b)

or preset station name a) t Frequency t Program Type indication b) t Radio Text indication b) t

Current Time indication (in 24-hour system mode) b) t Volume level a)

Index name appears only when you have assigned

one to the input or preset station (page 22, 30).

Index name does not appear when only blank spaces have been entered, or it is the same as the input name.

b)

During RDS reception only (models of area code

CEL, CEK only) (page 31).

Note

Character or marks may not be displayed for some languages.

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Using the Sleep Timer

You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time.

Press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is on.

Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows:

0-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 1-30-00 t 2-00-00 t OFF

When sleep timer is being used, “SLEEP” lights up in the display.

Tip

To check the remaining time before the receiver turns off, press SLEEP. The remaining time appears on the display. If you press SLEEP again, the sleep timer will be canceled.

Recording using the receiver

You can record from an audio/video component using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your recording component.

Recording onto a MiniDisc or audio tape

You can record onto a MiniDisc or audio tape using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your MD deck or tape deck.

1

Press one of the input buttons to select the playback component.

You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.

2

Prepare the playback component for playing.

For example, insert a CD into the CD player.

3

Prepare the recording component.

Insert a blank MD or tape into the recording deck and adjust the recording level.

4

Start recording on the recording component, then start playback on the playback component.

Note

Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks.

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Recording onto a recording media

1

Press one of the input buttons to select the playback component.

You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.

2

Prepare the playback component for playing.

For example, insert the video tape you want to copy into the VCR.

3

Prepare the recording component.

Insert a blank video tape, etc. into the recording component (VIDEO) for recording.

4

Start recording on the recording component, then start playback on the playback component.

Note

Some sources contain copy guards to prevent recording. In this case, you may not be able to record from the source.

Using multi-zone features

You can enjoy images and sounds from a component connected to the receiver in a zone

(zone 2) other than the main zone. For example, you can watch the DVD in the main zone and listen to the CD in zone 2.

When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can operate both components in the main zone and Sony receiver in zone 2 from zone 2.

• Switching the output source for the ZONE 2

OUT jacks.

• Switching the Sony receiver’s power on or off in zone 2.

The following operations are described for connecting an IR repeater and operating the receiver in zone 2. When an IR repeater is not connected, use this receiver in the main zone.

About the IR REMOTE jack

You can operate the receiver without pointing the remote towards the IR repeater of the receiver if you connect an IR repeater (not supplied) to the IR REMOTE jack.

Use an IR repeater when you install the receiver in a place where signals from the remote cannot reach.

STR-DA1500ES IR repeater

(not supplied)

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Making a multi-zone operation

Zone 2 connections

Outputs sound from speakers in zone 2 using the receiver and another amplifier.

Main zone Zone 2

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A D

TV

D

B

C

IR

REMOTE

IN

C

E

ZONE 2 VIDEO

OUT

ZONE 2 AUDIO

OUT

A Audio component

B

Video component

C IR repeater (not supplied)

D

Speakers

E Sony Amplifier/Receiver

RM-AAU056

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Operating the receiver from zone 2

The following operations are described for connecting an IR repeater and operating the receiver in zone 2. When an IR repeater is not connected, use this receiver in the main zone.

ZONE

INPUT

ZONE ?/1

Tip

Even when this receiver is in standby mode (press

?/1 on the remote to turned off this receiver), the receiver in zone 2 remains turned on. To turn off all receivers, press ?/1 and AV ?/1 on the RM-

AAU056 remote at the same time (SYSTEM

STANDBY).

MASTER

VOL +/–

1

Turn on the main receiver (this receiver).

2

Turn on the receiver in zone 2.

3

Press ZONE ?/1.

The zone function is activated.

4

Press ZONE INPUT repeatedly to select the source you want.

5

Adjust to a suitable volume.

Adjust the volume using the receiver in zone 2.

To finish the zone 2 operation

Press ZONE ?/1.

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Using the Remote

Changing button assignments

You can change the factory settings of the input buttons to suit the components in your system. For example, if you connect a DVD recorder to the VIDEO jacks on the receiver, you can set the VIDEO button on this remote to control the DVD recorder.

Note

You cannot change the settings of PHONO, TUNER and DMPORT buttons.

1

Hold down the input button of which you want to change the assignment.

Example: Hold down VIDEO.

2

Referring to the table below, press the corresponding button for the category you want.

Example: Press 3.

Now you can use the VIDEO button to control the DVD recorder.

Categories and the corresponding buttons

Categories Press

VCR (command mode VTR 3) 1

DVD player/DVD recorder

(command mode DVD1) a)

DVD recorder

(command mode DVD3) a)

2

3

CD player 4

Euro Digital Satellite Receiver 5

DVR (Digital CATV terminal) 6

DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver) 7

Blu-ray disc player

(command mode BD1) b)

8

Blu-ray disc recorder

(command mode BD3) b)

9

MD deck 0/10

Tape deck -/-a)

Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or

DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD recorders.

b)

For details on the BD1 or BD3 setting, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Blu-ray disc player or Blu-ray disc recorder.

To clear all remote button assignments

While holding down MASTER VOL –, press

?/1 and ZONE ?/1.

The remote is reset to its factory settings.

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Additional Information

Precautions

On safety

Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

On power sources

• Before operating the receiver, check that the operating voltage is identical with your local power supply.

The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate on the back of the receiver.

• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.

• If you are not going to use the receiver for a long time, be sure to disconnect the receiver from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.

• The AC power cord (mains lead) must be changed only at a qualified service shop.

On heat buildup

Although the receiver heats up during operation, this is not a malfunction. If you continuously use this receiver at a large volume, the cabinet temperature of the top, side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid burning yourself, do not touch the cabinet.

On placement

• Place the receiver in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat buildup and prolong the life of the receiver.

• Do not place the receiver near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical shock.

• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet that might block the ventilation holes and cause malfunctions.

• Do not place the receiver near equipment such as a television, VCR, or tape deck. If the receiver is being used in combination with a television, VCR, or tape deck, and is placed too close to that equipment, noise may result, and picture quality may suffer.

This is especially likely when using an indoor antenna (aerial). Therefore, we recommend using an outdoor antenna

(aerial).

• Use caution when placing the receiver on surfaces that have been specially treated

(with wax, oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the surface may result.

On operation

Before connecting other components, be sure to turn off and unplug the receiver.

On cleaning

Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

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Troubleshooting

If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem.

Audio

There is no sound, no matter which component is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard.

• Check that the speakers and components are connected correctly and securely.

• Check that all speaker cords are connected correctly.

• Check that both the receiver and all components are turned on.

• Check that MASTER VOLUME control is not set at VOL –

∞ dB. Try to set it at about

VOL –40.0 dB.

• Check that the SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/

A+B) is not set to OFF.

• Check that headphones are not connected.

• Press MUTING to cancel the muting function.

• Check that you have selected the correct component with the input buttons.

• The protective device on the receiver has been activated. Turn off the receiver, eliminate the short-circuit problem, and turn on the power again.

There is no sound from a specific component.

• Check that the component is connected correctly to the audio input jacks for that component.

• Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is (are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the component.

There is no sound from one of the front speakers.

• Connect a pair of headphones to the

PHONES jack to verify that sound is output from the headphones. If only one channel is output from the headphones, the component may not be connected to the receiver correctly. Check that all the cords are fully inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the component. If both channels are output from the headphones, the front speaker may not be connected to the receiver correctly. Check the connection of the front speaker which is not outputting any sound.

• Make sure you have connected to both the

L and R jacks of an analog component, and not only to either the L or R jack. Use an audio cord (not supplied).

The left and right sounds are unbalanced or reversed.

• Check that the speakers and components are connected correctly and securely.

• Adjust the balance parameters using the

LEVEL menu.

There is severe hum or noise.

• Check that the speakers and components are connected securely.

• Check that the connecting cords are away from a transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away from a TV set or fluorescent light.

• Move your audio components away from the TV.

• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.

Recording cannot be carried out.

• Check that the components are connected

correctly (page 13).

• Select the source component using the

input buttons (page 21).

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There is no sound from the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.

• Adjust the volume of this receiver.

• The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter and/or component is not connected correctly. Turn off the receiver, then reconnect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter and/or component.

• Check the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter and/or component device to make sure it supports this receiver.

Tuner

The FM reception is poor.

• Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial) as shown below. If you connect the receiver to an outdoor antenna

(aerial), ground it against lightning. To prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the ground (earth) wire to a gas pipe.

Outdoor FM antenna (aerial)

Receiver

Video

There is no picture or an unclear picture appears on the TV screen.

• Select the appropriate input using the input buttons.

• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.

• Move your audio components away from the TV.

• Depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA

PORT adapter, video output may not be possible.

Recording cannot be carried out.

• Check that the components are connected

correctly (page 14).

• Select the source component using the

input buttons (page 21).

Ground (earth) wire (not supplied)

To ground

Radio stations cannot be tuned in.

• Check that the antennas (aerials) are connected securely. Adjust the antennas

(aerials) and connect an external antenna

(aerial), if necessary.

• The signal strength of the stations is too weak (when tuning in with automatic tuning). Use direct tuning.

• Make sure you set the tuning interval correctly (when tuning in AM stations with direct tuning).

• No stations have been preset or the preset stations have been cleared (when tuning by scanning preset stations). Preset the

stations (page 29).

• Press DISPLAY repeatedly on the receiver so that the frequency appears on the display.

RDS does not work.*

• Make sure that you are tuned to an FM

RDS station.

• Select a stronger FM station.

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The RDS information that you want does not appear.*

• Contact the radio station and find out whether they actually provide the service in question. If so, the service may be temporarily out of order.

* Models of area code CEL, CEK only.

Remote commander

The remote does not function.

• Point the remote at the remote sensor on the receiver.

• Remove any obstacles in the path between the remote and the receiver.

• Replace all the batteries in the remote with new ones, if they are weak.

• Make sure you select the correct input on the remote.

Error messages

If there is a malfunction, the display shows a message. You can check the condition of the system by the message. Refer to the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

PROTECT

Irregular current is output to the speakers.

The receiver will automatically turn off after a few seconds. Check the speaker connection and turn on the power again.

If the problem persist

Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained.

Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory

To clear

All memorized settings

See

page 19

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Specifications

Amplifier section

Models of area code CEL, CEK

1)

Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz –

20 kHz, THD 0.09%)

95 W + 95 W

Stereo Mode Output Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz,

THD 0.7%)

105 W + 105 W

1)

Measured under the following conditions:

Area code

CEL, CEK

Power requirements

230 V AC, 50 Hz

Frequency response

PHONO

Analog

RIAA equalization curve

±0.5 dB

10 Hz – 70 kHz

+0.5/–2 dB (Bass: 0 dB,

Treble: 0 dB)

Inputs

PHONO

Analog

Sensitivity: 2.5 mV

Impedance: 50 kohms

S/N

2)

: 90 dB

(A, 20 kHz LPF)

3)

Sensitivity: 150 mV/

50 kohms

S/N

2)

: 96 dB

(A, 150 mV

3)

)

Outputs (Analog)

AUDIO OUT Voltage: 150 mV/10 kohms

Equalizer

Gain levels ±10 dB, 1 dB step

2)

INPUT SHORT (Bass: 0 dB, Treble: 0 dB).

3)

Weighted network.

FM tuner section

Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz

Antenna (aerial) FM wire antenna (aerial)

Antenna (aerial) terminals

75 ohms, unbalanced

Intermediate frequency

10.7 MHz

AM tuner section

Tuning range

Area code

CEL, CEK

Tuning scale

10 kHz step 9 kHz step

– 531 –

1,602 kHz

Antenna (aerial) Loop antenna (aerial)

Intermediate frequency

450 kHz

Video section

Inputs/Outputs

Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms

General

Power requirements

Area code

CEL, CEK

Power requirements

230 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power output (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT)

DC OUT: 5 V, 0.7 A MAX

Power consumption

Area code

CEL, CEK

Power consumption

210 W

Power consumption (during standby mode)

0.3 W (when “RS232C” is set to “OFF”)

Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)

430 × 157.5 × 388 mm including projecting parts and controls

Mass (Approx.) 9.2 kg

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Supplied accessories

Operating Instructions (this manual)

Quick Setup Guide (1)

FM wire antenna (aerial) (1)

AM loop antenna (aerial) (1)

RM-AAU056 Remote Commander (1)

R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)

AC power cord (mains lead) (1)

For details on the area code of the

component you are using, see page 3.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the certain printed wiring boards.

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Index

Symbols

U SIGNAL GND terminal

13

Numerics

12V Trigger 24, 26

B

Blu-ray disc player

connecting 15

C

CD player connecting 13

D

DIGITAL MEDIA PORT

connecting 34

DVD player

connecting 15

DVD recorder

connecting 17

E

Error messages 44

I

Initial setup 19

M

Menu

EQ 25

LEVEL 25

SYSTEM 26

TUNER 26

Muting 21

N

Naming 22, 30

R

RDS 31

Recording

onto a MiniDisc or audio tape 36

onto a recording media

37

Remote commander 8

RS232C Control 27

S

Satellite tuner

connecting 16

Selecting

component 21

speaker system 20

Set-top box

connecting 16

Sleep Timer 36

Speakers

connecting 12

Super Audio CD player connecting 13

T

Tuner

connecting 18

Tuning

automatically 28

directly 29

to preset stations 30

V

VCR

connecting 17

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Sony Corporation

Printed in Malaysia

model name1[STR-DA1500ES]

[4-129-743-41(1)]

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