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AUDIO/VIDEO
MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
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Operating Instructions
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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 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the
fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 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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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.
WARNING
WARNING
Operating Environment
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filed
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.
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
strong artificial light)
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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.
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
equipment.
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This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC), EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and
93/68/EEC).
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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 25 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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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.
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
warranty period.
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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
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(for example, when on vacation).
DOWN
DOWN
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).
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. "Dolby", "Pro Logic",
"Surround EX", and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
"DTS" and "DTS-ES | Neo:6" are
registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
"96/24" is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
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Contents
01 Before you start
Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Other problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . 10
Setting the effect options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Listening in stereo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . . 30
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . 31
Using surround back channel processing . . . . 31
Using Virtual Surround Back (VSB) . . . . . . . 31
Using Midnight and Loudness . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Enhancing dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the tone controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Playing other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . 33
Selecting the front audio inputs . . . . . . . . . . . 33
03 Connecting up
06 USB playback
Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
6
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02 5 minute guide
Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analog audio cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a DVD player and TV . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the multichannel analog
outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a satellite receiver or other
digital set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting other audio components . . . . . . .
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting other video components . . . . . . .
Using the component video jacks. . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the front panel video
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the front panel audio
mini jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hints on speaker placement. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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12
13
14
14
15
15
16
17
17
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18
18
19
20
04 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating range of remote control . . . . . . . .
22
23
25
27
05 Listening to your system
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . 29
Using the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Basic playback controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Compressed audio compatibility. . . . . . . . . . 35
07 The System Setup menu
Making receiver settings from the System
Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Manual MCACC speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Crossover Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
08 Using the tuner
Listening to the radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Improving FM stereo sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Naming station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Listening to station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
An introduction to RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Displaying RDS information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Searching for RDS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using EON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
09 Making recordings
Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . . 49
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10 Controlling the rest of your
system
Français
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Resetting the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Switching the speaker impedance . . . . . . . . . . 68
Changing the TV format setting . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Power cord caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Italiano
Italiano
Français
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Second Zone speaker B setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Bi-amping your front speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Bi-wiring your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma
display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
plasma display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
13 Additional information
Deutsch
11 Other connections
The Input Assign menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
The Other Setup menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Dynamic Range Control Setup . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Dual Mono Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
LFE Attenuator Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays . . . . 64
Digital Video Converter Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
English
Operating other Pioneer components . . . . . . . 50
Setting the remote to control other
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Erasing one of the remote control button
settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Erasing all of the remote control presets . . . . . 51
Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Confirming preset codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
12 Other Settings
Deutsch
Nederlands
Nederlands
Español
Español
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01
Before you start
Chapter 1:
Before you start
Checking what’s in the box
Please check that you’ve received the following
supplied accessories:
• Setup microphone
• Remote control unit
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.
• Dry cell batteries (AA size IEC R6) x2
• AM loop antenna
• FM wire antenna
• These operating instructions
• Warranty card
Loading the batteries
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.
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Installing the receiver
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)
Ventilation
When installing this unit, make sure to leave
space around the unit for ventilation to improve
heat dispersal (at least 20 cm at the top). If not
enough space is provided between the unit and
walls or other equipment, heat will build up
inside, interfering with performance and/or
causing malfunctions.
Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to protect the equipment
from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, do not
place anything directly on top of the unit, make
sure the openings are never blocked or covered
with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths
and curtains), and do not operate the
equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
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5 minute guide
02
Chapter 2:
• Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting to an AC power source.
1 Connect your DVD player and TV.
See Connecting a DVD player and TV on page 13
to do this. For surround sound, you’ll want to
hook up using a digital connection from the
DVD player to the receiver.
2 Connect your speakers and place them for
optimal surround sound.
See Connecting the speakers on page 19.
Surround
speaker (RS)
Surround
back
speaker (SBR)
Listening
position
Surround
speaker (LS)
Surround back
speaker (SBL)
3 Plug in and switch on the receiver,
followed by your DVD player, subwoofer and
TV.
Make sure you’ve set the video input on your
TV to this receiver. Check the manual that
came with the TV if you don’t know how to do
this.
4 Use the on-screen automatic MCACC
setup to set up your system.
See Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) below for more on this.
Español
With the following quick setup guide, you
should have your system hooked up for
surround sound in no time at all. In most
cases, you can simply leave the receiver in the
default settings.
Subwoofer (SW)
Nederlands
Listening to Surround Sound
Front
speaker
(L)
Italiano
This receiver 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 28.
Front
speaker
(R)
Center
speaker
(C)
Français
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 receiver.
Where you place the speakers will have a big
effect on the sound. Place your speakers as
shown below for the best surround sound
effect. Also see Hints on speaker placement on
page 20 for more on this.
Deutsch
Introduction to home theater
English
5 minute guide
5 Play a DVD, and adjust the volume.
Make sure that DVD is showing in the
receiver’s display. If it isn’t, press DVD on the
remote to set the receiver to the DVD input.1
There are several other sound options you can
select. See Listening to your system on page 28
for more on this.2
Note
1 You may need to set your DVD player to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz/96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio (see your DVD
player’s manual for more on this).
2 Depending on your DVD player or source disc, you may only get 2 channel sound. In this case, the listening mode must be set
to STANDARD (see Listening in surround sound on page 28 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.
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02
5 minute guide
MASTER
VOLUME
Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC)
The Auto Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration
(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
receiver uses the information from a series of
test tones to optimize the speaker settings and
equalization for your particular room.
Important
• The Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing speaker settings you’ve made.
• Make sure the headphones are unplugged.
USB
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
DOWN
UP
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.
Make sure there are no obstacles between the
speakers and the microphone.
3 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the
current menu.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System
Setup menu.1
Caution
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC
Setup are output at high volume.
4 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the System
Setup menu then press ENTER.
SIGNAL SEL
System Setup
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE-PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY
SEARCH
TV
DVR
USB
CD
FM
AM
RETURN
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
: Exit
VOL
RECEIVER
DTVON/OFF
1
]
ENTER : Start
: Cancel
TV CTRL
TV VOL
CD-R/TAPE
Surr Back System
Normal (SB)
TUNE
TV CONTROL
F.AUDIO
DVD
T.EDIT
2. Auto MCACC
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
REC
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC/
AUDIO IN jack on the front panel.
Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access
the MCACC/AUDIO IN jack.
5 Make sure ‘Normal (SB)’ is selected then
press ENTER. 2
Try to be as quiet as possible after pressing
ENTER. The system outputs a series of test
tones to establish the ambient noise level.
Note
1 • The screensaver automatically starts after three minutes of inactivity. If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup at any time, the
receiver automatically exits and no settings will be made.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component, S-video or composite
connections for system setup.
2 If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through
Surround back speaker setting on page 36 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing.
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6
02
• 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.
2.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
:Cancel
• For correct speaker settings, do not adjust
the volume during the test tones.
2.Auto MCACC
Check!
30:Next
[
[
[
[
[
YES
YES
YES
Yx2
YES
]
]
]
]
]
OK
:Cancel
If the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct, use / to select the speaker and
/ to change the setting (and number for
surround back). When you’re finished, go to
the next step.
Analyzing
System
Distance
Level
Cal EQ
[
[
[
[
]
]
]
]
:Cancel
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this
is happening. It may take 3 to 8 minutes.
10 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished!
Select ‘SKIP’ to go back to the System
Setup menu.
The MCACC indicator on the front panel will
light to show the setup is complete.
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 36).1
Español
Front
Center
Surround
SB
SUB W.
Now Analyzing
Surround
Speaker
Speaker
Channel
Acoustic
Nederlands
8 Confirm the speaker configuration.
The configuration shown on-screen should
reflect the actual speakers you have.
2.Auto MCACC
Italiano
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs more test tones to
determine the optimum receiver settings for
channel level, speaker distance, and Acoustic
Calibration EQ.
Français
7 Wait for the test tones to finish.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs test tones to determine the
speakers present in your setup. Try to be as
quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
9 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press
ENTER.
If the screen in step 8 is left untouched for 30
seconds, and the ENTER button is not pressed
in step 9 the Auto MCACC setup will start
again from the beginning.
Deutsch
• See below for notes regarding background
noise and other possible interference.
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right
side column, there may be a problem with the
speaker connection. If selecting RETRY
doesn’t fix the problem, turn off the power and
check the speaker connections.
English
Follow the instructions on-screen.
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
You can also choose to view the settings by
selecting individual parameters from the
Analyzed Data Check screen:
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 Speaker Setting on page 42.
• 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.
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• Speaker Setting – The size and number of
speakers you’ve connected (see page 42
for more on this)
• Speaker Distance – The distance of your
speakers from the listening position (see
page 44 for more on this)
• Channel Level – The overall balance of
your speaker system (see page 43 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 39 for more on this)
Press RETURN after you have finished
checking each screen. When you’re finished,
select SKIP to go back to the System Setup
menu.
Other 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 panel 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.
Better sound using Phase
Control
This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses
phase correction measures to make sure your
sound source arrives at the listening position
in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/
or coloring of the sound (see illustration
below).
P
H
A
S
E
C
O
N
T
R
O
L
O
F
F
?
Sound
source
O
N
Subwoofer
Front speaker
P
H
A
S
E
C
O
N
T
R
O
L
Listening
position
Front speaker
Sound
source
Listening
position
Subwoofer
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.
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
PHASE ACOUSTIC EQ DIALOG
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
SOUND
RETRIEVER
LEVEL
• Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch
on phase correction.
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.
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Chapter 3:
English
Connecting up
Video cables
Important
Analog audio cables
Left (white)
Digital audio cables
Commercially available coaxial digital audio
cables or optical cables should be used to
connect digital components to this receiver.1
S-video cables give you a clearer picture
reproduction than standard RCA video cables
by sending separate signals for the luminance
and color.
S Video
Component video cables
Use component video cables to get the best
possible color reproduction of your video
source. The color signal of the TV is divided
into the luminance (Y) signal and the color (PB
and PR) signals and then output. In this way,
interference between the signals is avoided.
Español
Right (red)
S-video cables
Nederlands
Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect
analog audio components. These cables are
typically red and white, and you should
connect the red plugs to R (right) terminals
and white plugs to L (left) terminals.
Standard RCA video cable
Italiano
Analog audio cables
These cables are the most common type of
video connection and are used to connect to
the composite video terminals. The yellow
plugs distinguish them from cables for audio.
Français
• Before making or changing connections,
switch off the power and disconnect the
power cord from the AC outlet.
• Make sure not to bend the cables over the
top of this unit. If this happens, the
magnetic field produced by the
transformers in this unit may cause a
humming noise from the speakers.
• Before unplugging the power cord, switch
the power into standby.
Standard RCA video cables
Deutsch
Making cable connections
Component video cables
Green (Y)
Blue (PB)
Coaxial digital audio cable
Red (PR)
Optical cable
Note
1 • When connecting optical cables, be careful when inserting the plug not to damage the shutter protecting the optical socket.
• When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.
• You can also use a standard RCA video cable for coaxial digital connections.
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About the video converter
When the video converter is enabled, all analog
video sources are output through all of the
MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks (HDMI and highdefinition progressive component video cannot
be converted).1 See Digital Video Converter
Setup on page 64 to switch the video converter
on or off.
If several video components are assigned to
the same input function (see The Input Assign
menu on page 61), the converter gives priority
to component, S-video, then composite (in that
order).
This product incorporates copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited
consumer uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
Note
1 You must connect your monitor/TV to the receiver’s HDMI/component video outputs when connecting these video sources. If
the video signal does not appear on your TV or plasma display, 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)
S-video or composite connection.
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English
Connecting a DVD player and TV
This page shows you how to connect your DVD
player and TV to the receiver.
2 Connect the composite video output and
the stereo analog audio outputs2 on your
DVD player to the DVD/LD inputs on this
receiver.
Use a standard RCA video cable3 and a stereo
RCA phono cable for the connection.
TV
3
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
L
AUX
IN
CD
IN
DVR /
VCR
MONITOR OUT
OPT
OUT
2
(TV/ SAT)
OPT
CONTROL
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
IN
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
(DVR/VCR)
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
IN
(DVD/LD)
IN
IN
OUT
DVR /
VCR
OUT
IN
IN
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
Italiano
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
OUT
1
REC
OUT
R
AUDIO
L
Nederlands
This receiver
2
1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
R AUDIO L
ANALOG OUT
VIDEO OUT
Español
4 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack on
this receiver to a video input on your TV.
Use a standard RCA video cable to connect to
the composite video jack.4
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
Français
IN
OPT
COAX
• If your TV has a built-in digital decoder, you
can also connect an optical digital audio
output from your TV to the DIGITAL OPT 2
(TV/SAT) input on this receiver. Use an
optical cable for the connection.
VIDEO IN
4
DIGITAL OUT
• If your DVD player has multichannel
analog outputs, see Connecting the
multichannel analog outputs below for how
to connect it.
3 Connect the analog audio outputs from
your TV to the TV/SAT inputs on this receiver.
This will allow you to play the sound from the
TV’s built-in tuner. Use a stereo RCA phono
cable to do this.
Deutsch
1 Connect a coaxial digital audio output on
your DVD player to the DIGITAL COAX 1
(DVD/LD) input on this receiver.
Use a coaxial digital audio cable for the
connection.1
DVD player
Note
1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to the optical input on this receiver using an optical
cable. When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the player to (see The Input Assign
menu on page 61).
2 This connection will allow you to make analog recordings from your DVD player.
3 For better quality, you can also connect with S-video using the S-VIDEO DVD/LD jack. If your player also has a component
video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks on page 17 for more on this.
4 For better quality, you can also connect with S-video using the S-VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack. See Using the component video
jacks on page 17 if you want to use the component video outputs to connect this receiver to your TV.
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Connecting the multichannel analog
outputs
For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your DVD
player may have 5.1 channel analog outputs.In
this case, you can connect the multichannel
analog outputs to the multichannel inputs of
this receiver as shown below.1
This receiver
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
DIGITAL OUT
IN
AUX
IN
CD
IN
DVR /
VCR
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
OPT
OUT
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
IN
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
(DVR/VCR)
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
OUT
REC
COAX
1
(DVD/LD)
R
AUDIO
R
CONTROL
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
IN
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
SURROUND
L
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
This receiver
OUT
DVR /
VCR
IN
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
PB
Y
OUT
2
OPT
2 Connect an optical digital audio output
from your set-top box component to the
DIGITAL OPT 2 (TV/SAT) input on this receiver.
Use an optical cable for the connection.4
MONITOR OUT
OPT
(TV/ SAT)
1 Connect a set of audio/video outputs on
the set-top box component to the TV/SAT
AUDIO and VIDEO inputs on this receiver.2
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.3
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
L
MONITOR OUT
S
P
E
A
K
E
R
S
R
FRONT
LR
DIGITAL OUT
IN
AUX
IN
CD
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
OPT
A
MONITOR OUT
OPT
OUT
2
(TV/ SAT)
CONTROL
DVR /
VCR
IN
OPT
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
OUT
IN
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
(DVR/VCR)
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
IN
COAX
R
L
FRONT
OUTPUT
CENTER
OUTPUT
R
L
SURROUND
OUTPUT
1
SUB
WOOFER
OUTPUT
(DVD/LD)
VIDEO
OUTPUT
DVD/multi-channel decoder
with multi-channel analog
output jacks
OUT
DVR /
VCR
OUT
IN
IN
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
IN
S-VIDEO
REC
OUT
R
AUDIO
L
2
1
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
AV OUT
Connecting a satellite receiver
or other digital set-top box
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial
digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called
‘set-top boxes’.
IN
IN
STB
Note
1 The multichannel input can only be used when DVD 5.1 ch is selected (see page 33).
2 If you’ve already connected your TV to the TV/SAT inputs, simply choose another input. However, to receive a signal, you’ll
need to press the input select button for the input you connected the set-top box to.
3 For better quality, you can also connect with S-video using the S-VIDEO TV/SAT jack. If your set-top box also has a component
video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks on page 17 for more on this.
4 If your satellite/cable receiver doesn’t have a digital audio output, omit this step. If it only has a coaxial digital output, you can
connect it to one of the coaxial inputs on this receiver using a coaxial digital audio cable. When you set up the receiver you’ll
need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Assign menu on page 61).
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This receiver
DIGITAL OUT
IN
DVR /
VCR
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
MONITOR OUT
OUT
2
(TV/ SAT)
OPT
CONTROL
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
OUT
IN
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
(DVR/VCR)
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
OUT
REC
COAX
1
(DVD/LD)
IN
TV /
SAT
R
1
AUDIO
IN
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
L
2
R
IN
REC
L
AUDIO IN
R OUT
PLAY
L
AUDIO OUT
CD-R, MD, DAT,
Tape recorder, etc.
OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN
Nederlands
4
DVR /
VCR
Italiano
COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
IN
3
OPTICAL
IN
OUT
Français
About the WMA9 Pro decoder
This unit has an on-board Windows Media®
Audio 9 Professional (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 Procompatible player.
Español
4 If your recorder has a digital input,
connect it to the digital output on the
receiver as shown.
Use an optical cable to make this connection.
CD
OPT
2 If necessary, connect the analog audio
outputs of the component to a set of spare
audio inputs on this receiver.
You’ll need to make this connection for
components without a digital output, or if you
want to record from a digital component. Use a
stereo RCA phono cable as shown.
3 If you’re connecting a recorder, connect
the analog audio outputs (REC) to the analog
audio inputs on the recorder.
The example shows an analog connection to
the CD-R/TAPE/MD analog output jack using
a stereo RCA phono cable.
AUX
IN
Deutsch
The number and kind of connections depends
on the kind of component you’re connecting.1
Follow the steps below to connect a CD-R, MD,
DAT, tape recorder or other audio component.
1 If your component has a digital output,
connect this to a digital input on the receiver
as shown.
The example shows a coaxial connection to the
CD digital input jack using a coaxial digital
audio cable.
IN
OPT
English
Connecting other audio
components
Note
1 Note that you must connect digital components to analog audio jacks if you want to record to/from digital components (like
an MD) to/from analog components.
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However, the connected DVD player, set-top
box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro
format audio signals through a coaxial or
optical digital output.
4 If your video component has a digital
input, connect it to the digital output on the
receiver as shown.
Use an optical cable to make this connection.
This receiver
DIGITAL OUT
IN
AUX
IN
CD
IN
DVR /
VCR
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
OPT
MONITOR OUT
OPT
OUT
2
(TV/ SAT)
®
Windows Media , and the Windows logo are trademarks,
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
OPT
OUT
IN
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
2 Connect a set of audio/video inputs on
the recorder to the DVR/VCR AUDIO and
VIDEO outputs on this receiver.
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.2
PLAY
2
Connecting other video
components
1 Connect a set of audio/video outputs on
the recorder to the DVR/VCR AUDIO and
VIDEO inputs on this receiver.
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.1
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
This receiver has audio/video inputs and
outputs suitable for connecting analog or
digital video recorders, including VCRs, DVDrecorders and HDD recorders.
CONTROL
(DVR/VCR)
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
IN
COAX
1
(DVD/LD)
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
4
OUT
DVR /
VCR
IN
IN
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
L
AUDIO
1
DIGITAL OUT
IN
OUT
REC
OUT
R
3
IN
2
R
IN
REC
L
AUDIO IN
R OUT
PLAY
VIDEO IN
L
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
VCR, DVR, LD player, etc.
OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN
3 Connect a coaxial digital audio output on
your video component to the DIGITAL COAX
2 (DVR/VCR) input on this receiver.
Use a coaxial digital audio cable for the
connection.3
Note
1 For better quality, you can also connect with S-video using the S-VIDEO DVR/VCR IN jack. If your video component also has a
component video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks on page 17 for more on this.
2 For better quality, you can also connect with S-video using the S-VIDEO DVR/VCR OUT jack.
3 If your video component only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to the optical input on this receiver using an
optical cable. When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the player to (see The Input
Assign menu on page 61).
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Using the component video jacks
VIDEO
L
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO R
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
USB
DIGITAL IN
PUSH
OPEN
This receiver
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
VIDEO
FM
USB
L
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO R
AM
Deutsch
Important
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to
access audio/video connection.
AUX
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
USB
DIGITAL IN
Video
camera
(etc.)
V
R
VIDEO OUTPUT
DIGITAL OUT
Connecting to the front panel audio
mini jack
VIDEO
3 Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT jacks on this receiver to the
component video inputs on your TV or
monitor.
Use a three-way component video cable.
Connecting to the front panel video
terminal
Front video connections are accessed via the
front panel using the VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO
button. Press VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO and
select VIDEO input. There are standard audio/
video jacks as well as an optical input. Hook
them up the same way you made the rear panel
connections.
L
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
PUSH
OPEN
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
VIDEO
USB
L
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO R
FM
AM
AUX
USB
DIGITAL IN
Español
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to
access audio/video connection.
Nederlands
Front audio connections are accessed via the
front panel using the VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO
botton. Press VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO and
select F.AUDIO input. Use a stereo mini-jack
cable to connect a digital audio player.
Italiano
2 Assign the component video inputs to the
input source you’ve connected.
• 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 Assign menu on
page 61.
L
Français
• If you connect any source component to
the receiver using a component video
input, you must also have your TV
connected to this receiver’s COMPONENT
VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks.
1 Connect the component video outputs of
your source to a set of component video
inputs on this receiver.
Use a three-way component video cable for the
connection.
English
Component video should deliver superior
picture quality when compared to composite
video. A further advantage (if your source and
TV are both compatible) is progressive-scan
video, which delivers a very stable, flicker-free
picture. See the manuals that came with your
TV and source component to check whether
they are compatible with progressive-scan
video.
03
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
This receiver
Portable CD player (etc.)
AUDIO OUT
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Using external antennas
Connecting antennas
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire
antenna as shown below. To improve reception
and sound quality, connect external antennas
(see Using external antennas below).
fig. a
fig. b
To improve FM reception
Use a PAL connector to connect an external
FM antenna.
fig. c
One-touch
PAL connector
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
3
5
75 Ω coaxial cable
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
AM
LOOP
AM
LOOP
4
To improve AM reception
1
2
1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM
antenna wires.
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire
fully into each terminal, then release the tabs
to secure the AM antenna wires.
3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached
stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the
direction indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then
clip the loop onto the stand (fig. b).
• If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a
wall or other surface, secure the stand with
screws (fig. c) before clipping the loop to
the stand. Make sure the reception is clear.
4 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface
and in a direction giving the best reception.
5 Connect the FM wire antenna in the same
way as the AM loop antenna.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully
and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape
loosely or leave coiled up.
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Connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated
wire to the AM antenna terminal without
disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.
For the best possible reception, suspend
horizontally outdoors.
Outdoor
antenna
5 m to 6 m
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
AM
LOOP
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
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A complete setup of eight speakers (including the subwoofer) is shown here but everyone’s home
setup will vary. Simply connect the speakers you have in the manner shown below.1 The receiver
will work with just two stereo speakers (the front speakers in the diagram) but using at least three
speakers is recommended, and a complete setup is best.
L
Center speaker
R
Surround speakers Surround back speakers
C
LS
RS
SBL
SBR
Français
Front speakers
Deutsch
Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right terminal and the speaker on the left
to the left terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the receiver match
those on the speakers.2 You can use speakers with a nominal impedance between 6 Ω to 16 Ω
(please see Switching the speaker impedance on page 68 if you plan to use speakers with an
impedance of less than 8 Ω).
English
Connecting the speakers
Italiano
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
DIGITAL OUT
AUX
IN
CD
ASSIGNABLE
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
(DVD/LD) IN 1
IN 3
OPT
CONTROL
DVR /
VCR
IN
OPT
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
OUT
IN
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
(DVR/VCR)
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
REC
1
R
AUDIO
OUT
HDMI
IN
IN
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
PB
PR
OUT
DVR /
VCR
OUT
IN
IN
IN 1
Y
SURROUND
L
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
L
This receiver
MONITOR OUT
S
P
E
A
K
E
R
S
R
FRONT
LR
COMPONENT VIDEO
SURROUND
A
L
IN 2
CENTER
R
SURROUND BACK
L
B
Powered
subwoofer
SW
Español
IN
OUT
COAX
(DVD/LD)
R
PR ASSIGNABLE
PB
Y
OUT
2
(TV/ SAT)
(TV/SAT) IN 2
MONITOR OUT
Nederlands
IN
OPT
INPUT
Caution
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together and inserted fully into the speaker
terminal. Use good quality speaker wire to connect the speakers to the receiver.
Note
1 If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on page 42) to LARGE.
2 If you are using only one surround back speaker, connect it to the surround back left (L) terminal.
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Connecting up
Make sure that the speaker cable you’re using
is properly prepared with about 10 mm of
insulator stripped from each wire, with the
exposed wire strands twisted together (fig. A).
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
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.
Hints on speaker placement
Speakers are usually designed with a
particular placement in mind. Some are
designed to be floorstanding, while others
should be placed on stands to sound their best.
Some should be placed near a wall; others
should be placed away from walls. We have
provided a few tips on getting the best sound
from your speakers (following), but you should
also follow the guidelines on placement that
the speaker manufacturer provided with your
particular speakers to get the most out of
them.
• Place the front left and right speakers at
equal distances from the TV.
• 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 slightly downward.
Make sure the speakers don’t face each
other.
• 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.
Caution
• If you choose to install the center speaker
on top of the TV, be sure to secure it with
putty, or by other suitable means, to reduce
the risk of damage or injury resulting from
the speaker falling from the TV in the event
of external shocks such as earthquakes.
• Make sure no exposed speaker wire is
touching the rear panel, this may cause the
receiver to turn off automatically.
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03
Overhead view of speaker setup
Front
left
Front
right
Center
Deutsch
Subwoofer
Surround
left
Surround
right
Français
Listening position
Surround back left
Surround back right
Single surround back speaker
.
LS
RS
RS
LS
0~60
SB
fig. A
SBL
SBL
SBR
SBR
fig. B
Español
RS
Nederlands
90~120
Italiano
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.
LS
English
You can also refer to the 3-D speaker setup
illustration on page 7.
3-D view of 7.1 channel speaker setup
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Controls and displays
Chapter 4:
Controls and displays
Front panel
2
1
3
4
5
6
VSX-917V
MULTI JOG
ENTER
PHASE
CONTROL
DIGITAL PRECISION
PROCESSING
PHASE
CONTROL
ACOUSTIC AUTO SURR/
EQ
DIRECT
DVD/LD
TV/ SAT
DVR/ VCR
VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
FM
USB
AM
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
AUX
ADVANCED
STANDARD SURROUND
LISTENING MODE
SOUND
MIDNIGHT/
RETRIEVER LOUDNESS
SIGNAL
SELECT
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
MASTER
VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
VIDEO
PHONES
SPEAKERS
PTY
SEARCH
SETUP
L
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO R
DIGITAL IN
USB
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
RETURN
MULTI JOG
DOWN
7 8
13
PHASE
CONTROL
14
15
ACOUSTIC AUTO SURR/
EQ
DIRECT
9
16
17
MIDNIGHT/
SOUND
RETRIEVER LOUDNESS
18
19
SIGNAL
SELECT
TONE
20
21
22
23
SPEAKERS
PTY
SEARCH
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
UP
10 11 12
15
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
ADVANCED
STANDARD SURROUND
24
SETUP
RETURN
MULTI JOG
1 Input select buttons
Press to select an input source.
2 Digital Precision Processing indicator
Lights to indicate digital processing.
3 Character display
See Display on page 23.
4 MCACC indicator
Lights when Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 31)
is on (Acoustic Calibration EQ is automatically
set to ALL CH ADJUST after the Auto MCACC
Setup (page 8) or EQ Auto Setup (page 39)).
5
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En
ENTER
6 MULTI JOG dial
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select various
settings and menu options.
7 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones (when connected,
there is no sound output from the speakers).
8 STANDBY/ON
Switches the receiver between on and standby.
9 VIDEO INPUT
See Connecting to the front panel video terminal
on page 17.
10 USB terminal
See Using the USB interface on page 34.
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12 MASTER VOLUME dial
13 PHASE CONTROL
Press to switch on/off Phase Control (page 10).
14 ACOUSTIC EQ
Press to select an Acoustic Calibration EQ
setting (page 31).
15 LISTENING MODE buttons
19 TONE
Press this button to access the bass and
treble controls, which you can then adjust
with the MULTI JOG dial (page 32).
18 SIGNAL SELECT
Use to select an input signal (page 33).
STEREO/F.S.SURR – Switches between
stereo playback and Front Stage Surround
Advance modes (page 30).
STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding
and to switch between the various Pro
Logic IIx and Neo:6 options (page 28).
ADVANCED SURR – Use to switch
between the surround modes (page 29).
23 TUNER EDIT
Press to memorize and name a station for
recall (page 45).
16 SOUND RETRIEVER
Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 32).
22 TUNING/STATION
Selects the frequency (page 45) and station
presets (page 45) when using the tuner.
24 System Setup menu controls
SETUP – Use with the MULTI JOG dial to
access the System Setup menu (page 8,
page 36, page 61).
RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the
current menu.
Español
Display
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
Nederlands
21 PTY SEARCH
Use this button to search for RDS program
types (page 47).
Italiano
AUTO SURR/DIRECT
Selects Auto Surround (Auto playback on
page 28) or Stream Direct playback
(page 30).
Français
20 SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker system (page 57)
and the impedance setting (page 68).
Deutsch
17 MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS
Switches between Midnight and Loudness
listening (page 32).
English
11 MCACC/AUDIO IN jack
Use to connect a microphone when performing
Auto MCACC setup, or connect an auxiliary
component using a stereo mini-jack cable
(page 17).
8 9 10 11 12
[L] 6
EON
[C]
RDS
SP AB [ R ]
[Rs ] 0
[SBR]
[SB L ]
[Ls ]
6
40 125 250 4K13K
13 14
15
16 17 18
1 SIGNAL indicators
Lights to indicate the type of input signal:
AUTO – Lights when AUTO signal select is
on.
19
20 21
22
SB – Depending on the source, this lights
when a signal with surround back channel
encoding is detected.
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DIGITAL – Lights when a digital audio
signal is detected.
2 DIGITAL – Lights when a Dolby Digital
encoded signal is detected.
ANALOG – Lights when an analog signal is
detected.
DTS – Lights when a source with DTS
encoded audio signals is detected.
2
Lights to indicate decoding of a DTS
multichannel signal.
3 2 DIGITAL
Lights to indicate decoding of a Dolby Digital
multichannel signal.
4 2 PRO LOGIC IIx
2 PRO LOGIC II lights to indicate Pro Logic II
decoding. 2 PRO LOGIC IIx lights to indicate
Pro Logic IIx decoding (see Listening in
surround sound on page 28).
5 VIR.SB
Lights during Virtual surround back
processing (page 31).
6 DIRECT
Lights when source Stream Direct playback is
in use. Direct playback bypasses the tone
controls for the most accurate reproduction of
a source.
7 AUTO SURR.
Lights when Auto Surround (see Auto playback
on page 28) is on.
10 Tuner indicators
– Lights when the mono mode is set
using the MPX button.
– Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is
being received in auto stereo mode.
– Lights when a broadcast is being
received.
11 EON/RDS indicators
EON – Lights when the EON mode is set,
and flashes during an EON broadcast. The
indicator lights when the current station
carries the EON service (page 48).
RDS – Lights when an RDS broadcast is
received (page 47).
12 Speaker indicators
Lights to indicate the current speaker system,
A and/or B (page 57).
13 Character display
14 Neo:6
Lights to indicate Neo:6 processing.
15 ADV.SURR. (Advanced Surround)
Lights when one of the Advanced Surround
modes has been selected.
16 WMA9 Pro
Lights to indicate decoding of a WMA9 Pro
signal.
17 MIDNIGHT
Lights during Midnight listening (page 32).
18 D.E.
Lights when Dialog Enhancement is switched
on (page 32).
8 ATT
Lights when ANALOG ATT is used to
attenuate (reduce) the level of the analog input
signal.
19 LOUDNESS
Lights during Loudness listening (page 32).
9 SLEEP
Lights when the sleep mode is active (see
Remote control below).
20 EX
Lights when a Dolby Digital Surround EX
encoded signal is detected.
21 Master volume level
Shows the overall volume level.
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04
10
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
11
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE-PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
12
2
DVD
TV
CD-R/TAPE
USB
CD
FM
DVR
TV CTRL
AM
RECEIVER
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT
13
SIGNAL SEL
3
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
T.EDIT
ST
PTY
SEARCH
RETURN
TUNE
TV CONTROL
6
INPUT
SELECT
TV VOL
DTV ON/OFF
TV CH
REC
A
7
MPX
C
DISP
D
E
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
PHASE ACOUSTIC EQ DIALOG
9
15
MUTE
REC STOP JUKEBOX
EON
B
AUDIO SUBTITLE
8
14
VOL
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
SOUND
RETRIEVER
LEVEL
16
Español
4
5
Nederlands
SLEEP
Italiano
F.AUDIO
3 Number buttons and other receiver/
component controls
Use the number buttons to directly select a
radio frequency (page 45) or the tracks on a
CD, DVD, etc.
DISC (ENTER) can be used to enter
commands for TV or DTV, and can also be
used to select a disc in a multi-CD player.
The following are accessed by pressing the
RECEIVER button first:
SLEEP – Press to change the amount of
time before the receiver switches into
standby (90 min – 60 min – 30 min – Off).
You can check the remaining sleep time at
any time by pressing SLEEP once.
SB ch – Selects the surround back
channel mode (page 31) or virtual
surround back mode (page 31).
ANALOG ATT – Attenuates (lowers) the
level of an analog input signal to prevent
distortion.
SR + – Switches the SR+ mode on/off
(page 60).
DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display.
MIDNIGHT – Use Midnight when listening
to movie soundtracks at low volume. Use
Loudness to boost the bass and treble at
low volume (page 32).
SIGNAL SEL – Use to select an input signal
(page 33).
D.ACCESS – After pressing, you can
access a radio station directly using the
number buttons (page 45).
CLASS – Switches between the three banks
(classes) of radio station presets (page 45).
Français
1
2 MULTI CONTROL buttons
Press to select control of other components
(see Controlling the rest of your system on
page 50).
Deutsch
Remote control
1 RECEIVER
This switches between standby and on for this
receiver.
English
22 MCACC channel EQ/Sound Retriever
indicators
These indicators show the EQ balance for each
channel in Checking your Acoustic Calibration
EQ settings on page 41. Also, L and R light
when the Sound Retriever is active (page 32).
RECEIVER
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Controls and displays
4 Tuner/component control buttons/SETUP
The following button controls (except SETUP)
can be accessed after you have selected the
corresponding MULTI CONTROL button
(DVD, FM, AM, TV, etc.).
TOP MENU – Displays the disc ‘top’ menu
of a DVD.
MENU – Displays the disc menu of DVDVideo discs. It also displays TV and DTV
menus.
T.EDIT – Press to memorize and name a
station for recall (page 45).
SETUP (Press RECEIVER first to access) –
Use to access the System Setup menu (see
page 36).
PTY SEARCH – Use this button to search
for RDS program types (page 47).
GUIDE – Displays the guides on a digital
TV.
RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the
current menu (also use to return to the
previous menu with DVDs or to select
closed captioning with DTV).
5  (TUNE/ST +/–) /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your
surround sound system (see page 36). Also
used to control DVD menus/options and for
deck 1 of a double cassette deck player. Use
the TUNE / buttons to find radio
frequencies and use ST / to find preset
stations (page 45).
6 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV
assigned to the TV CTRL button. Thus if you
only have one TV to hook up to this system
assign it to the TV CTRL MULTI CONTROL
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV
to the TV CTRL button (see page 50 for more on
this).
TV – Use to turn on/off the TV power.
TV VOL +/– – Use to adjust the TV volume.
INPUT SELECT – Use to select the TV input
signal.
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TV CH +/– – Use to select channels.
7 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to
control a component after you have selected it
using the MULTI CONTROL buttons.
The controls above these buttons can be
accessed after you have selected the
corresponding MULTI CONTROL button (for
example DVD, DVR or TV (when connected to
a DTV)).
DTV ON/OFF – Switches a digital TV on/off.
MPX – Switches between stereo and mono
reception of FM broadcasts. If the signal is
weak then switching to mono will improve
the sound quality (page 45).
EON – Use to search for programs that are
broadcasting traffic or news information
(page 48).
AUDIO – Changes the audio language or
channel on DVD discs.
DISP – Switches between named station
presets and radio frequencies (page 46).
SUBTITLE – Displays/changes the subtitles
included in multilingual DVD-Video discs.
CH +/– – Use to select channels when
using a TV, VCR, DVR, etc.
The following DVR controls can be accessed by
pressing SHIFT:
 REC – Starts recording.
REC STOP – Stops recording.
JUKEBOX – Switches to the Jukebox
feature.
HDD/DVD – These buttons switch between
the hard disk and DVD controls for DVD/
HDD recorders.
8
RECEIVER CONTROL buttons
AUTO SURR – Selects Auto Surround
(Auto playback on page 28) or Stream
Direct playback (page 30).
STEREO/F.S.SURR – Switches between
stereo playback and Front Stage Surround
Advance modes (page 30).
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DIALOG – Use to make dialog stand out
when watching TV or a movie (page 32).
10 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source (use SHIFT for
INPUT SELECT
).
16 EFFECT/CH SEL
Press repeatedly to select a channel, then
use +/– to adjust the level (see Tip on
page 44). Also adjusts the level of the
Advanced Surround effects, Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Music, and Neo:6 Music
parameters (page 29). You can then use
the +/– buttons to make these
adjustments.
Operating range of remote control
The remote control may not work properly if:
• There are obstacles between the remote
control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
The following commands are shown when
you’re setting the remote to control other
components (see Controlling the rest of your
system on page 50):
• The receiver is located near a device that is
emitting infrared rays.
SETUP – Indicates the setup mode, from
which you choose the options below.
• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is
shining onto the remote sensor.
Español
12 Character display (LCD)
This display shows information when
transmitting control signals.
Nederlands
11 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components
connected to the receiver (see page 50 for
more on this).
15 MUTE
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has
been muted (adjusting the volume also
restores the sound).
Italiano
9 SHIFT
Press to access the DVR controls (above the
component control buttons) as well as some
receiver controls.
14 VOL +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
Français
SOUND RETRIEVER – Press to restore CD
quality sound to compressed audio
sources (page 32).
13 RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver
(used to select the green commands above the
number buttons (DIMMER, etc)). Also use this
button to set up surround sound (page 8,
page 36).
Deutsch
ACOUSTIC EQ – Press to select an
Acoustic Calibration EQ setting (page 31).
READ ID – See Confirming preset codes on
page 52.
English
STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding
and to switch between the various Pro
Logic IIx and Neo:6 options (page 28).
ADV.SURR. – Use to switch between the
various surround modes (page 29).
PHASE – Press to switch on/off Phase
Control (page 10).
04
• The receiver is operated simultaneously
with another infrared remote control unit.
PRESET – See Selecting preset codes
directly on page 51.
DIRECT F – See Direct function on page 52.
ERASE – See Erasing one of the remote
control button settings on page 51.
RESET – See Erasing all of the remote
control presets on page 51.
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Listening to your system
Chapter 5:
Listening to your system
The following modes provide basic surround
sound for stereo and multichannel sources.
Important
• Certain features explained in this section
will not be possible depending on the
source (for example, PCM 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz,
DTS 96 kHz (24 bit) or WMA9 Pro sources).
Auto playback
The simplest, most direct listening option is the
Auto Surround feature. With this, the receiver
automatically detects what kind of source
you’re playing and selects multichannel or
stereo playback as necessary.1
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
• While listening to a source, press AUTO
SURR for auto playback of a source.
Press repeatedly until AUTOSURR. shows
briefly in the display (it will then show the
decoding or playback format). Check the
digital format indicators in the display to see
how the source is being processed.
Listening in surround sound
Using this receiver, 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 31.2
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
SOUND
• 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.3
With two channel sources, you can select from:
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1
channel sound, especially suited to movie
sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1
channel sound, especially suited to music
sources
• 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME – Up to 7.1 channel
sound, especially suited for video games
• 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround
sound (sound from the surround speakers
is mono)
• Neo:6 CINEMA – 6.1 channel sound,
especially suited to movie sources
• Neo:6 MUSIC – 6.1 channel sound,
especially suited to music sources
With multichannel sources, if you have
connected surround back speaker(s) and have
selected SB ON, you can select (according to
format):
Note
1 • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using Neo:6 CINEMA or 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE (see Listening
in surround sound below for more on these decoding formats).
• The Auto Surround feature is canceled if you connect headphones or select the multichannel analog inputs.
2 If surround back processing (page 31) is switched to OFF, or the surround back speakers are set to NO (this happens automatically if the Surround back speaker setting on page 36 is set to anything but Normal (SB)), 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic
II (5.1 channel sound).
3 If surround back processing (page 31) is switched to OFF, or the surround back speakers are set to NO (page 42), 2 Pro Logic
IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic II (5.1 channel sound).
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CH
CH
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
SOUND
1 Press EFFECT/CH SEL repeatedly to select
the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status / mode of the
receiver, certain options may not appear.
Check the table below for notes on this.
2 Use the +/– buttons to set it as
necessary.
See the table below for the options available
for each setting. The defaults, if not stated, are
listed in bold.
3 Press EFFECT/CH SEL again to adjust
other settings.
What it does
Center
Widtha
(Applicable
only when
using a center speaker)
Spreads the center channel
0 to 7
between the front right and left Default: 3
speakers, making it sound
wider (higher settings) or
narrower (lower settings).
Options
Panoramaa Extends the front stereo image
to include surround speakers
for a ‘wraparound’ effect.
Center
Imageb
(Applicable
only when
using a center speaker)
OFF
Español
–3 to +3
Dimensiona Adjusts the surround sound
Default: 0
balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant
(minus settings), or more
forward (positive settings).
Nederlands
Setting
Italiano
• Press ‘ADV.SURR’ repeatedly to select a
listening mode.
• ACTION – Designed for action movies with
dynamic soundtracks.
• DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of
dialog.
• MONOFILM – Creates surround sound
from mono soundtracks.
• ENT. SHOW – Suitable for musical sources.
• EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo
field.2
• TV SURR. – Provides surround sound for
both mono and stereo TV sources.
• ADV. GAME – Suitable for video games.
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs.
• ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound
for rock and/or pop music.
• UNPLUGED – Suitable for acoustic music
sources.
• X-STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a
stereo source, using all of your speakers.
When using surround effects, there are a
number of settings you can adjust.
Français
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.1
Setting the effect options
Deutsch
Using the Advanced surround effects
• PHONESUR. – Creates the effect of overall
surround with headphones.
English
• 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above
• 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)
• DTS-ES – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel
playback with DTS encoded sources
05
ON
Adjusts the center image to
0 to 10
create a wider stereo effect with Default: 3
vocals. Adjust the effect from 0
(all center channel sent to front
right and left speakers) to 10
(center channel sent to the
center speaker only).
Note
1 • If you press ADVANCED SURROUND when the headphones are connected, the PHONES SURROUND mode will automatically be selected.
• 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 31.
• When an Advanced Surround listening mode is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in
Setting the effect options below.
2 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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Setting
What it does
Options
Effect
Sets the effect level for the
currently selected Advanced
Surround mode (each mode
can be set separately).
10 to 90
a Only available with 2 ch sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode (also available with 2 Pro Logic II 5.1sound).
b Only available with 2 ch sources in Neo:6 Music mode.
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).
• 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.S.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.
• F.S.S. WIDE – Use to provide a surround
sound effect to a wider area than FOCUS
mode.1
FOCUS position (Recommend)
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
WIDE position
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
Dolby Digital and DTS multichannel sources
are downmixed to stereo.
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
• 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.S.FOCUS – 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.
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
• F.S.S. WIDE – See Using Front Stage
Surround Advance below for more on this.
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.
STEREO/
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
• While listening to a source, press AUTO
SURR to select the Stream Direct mode.
• AUTOSURR. – See Auto playback on
page 28.
• DIRECT – Sources are heard according to
the settings made in the Surround Setup
(speaker setting, channel level, speaker
distance), as well as with dual mono,
Center Width, Dimension and Panorama
settings. You will hear sources according
to the number of channels in the signal.
For analog sources, only Channel Level can
be set. All other digital processing can not
be set.
Note
1 When using F.S.S. 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) on page 8.
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PHASE ACOUSTIC EQ DIALOG
SOUND
RETRIEVER
Nederlands
Español
• Default setting: SB ON
You can have the receiver automatically use 6.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for
example, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES), or you
can choose to always use 6.1 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 processing off).2
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
receiver only apply this effect to 6.1 encoded
sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES.3
The table indicates when you will hear the
virtual surround back channel (=Sound
plays through surround speaker(s)).
• Press SB ch (SB ch PROCESSING) to
select a virtual surround back channel option.
Each press cycles through the following:
• VSB ON – Virtual Surround Back is always
used (for example, on 5.1 encoded
material)
• VSB AUTO – Virtual Surround Back is
automatically applied to 6.1 encoded
sources (for example, Dolby Digital EX or
DTS-ES)
• VSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is
switched off
Italiano
Using surround back channel
processing
Using Virtual Surround Back (VSB)
Français
• While listening to a source, press
ACOUSTIC EQ.
Press repeatedly to select between:
• ALL CH – No special weighting is given to
any one channel.
• F. ALIGN – All speakers are heard in
accordance with the front speaker settings.
• CUSTOM 1/2 – Custom settings
• EQ OFF – Switches Acoustic Calibration
EQ off.
The MCACC indicator on the front panel lights
when Acoustic Calibration EQ is active.1
Deutsch
• Default setting: OFF / ALL CH (after the
Auto MCACC Setup or EQ Auto Setting)
You can listen to sources using the Acoustic
Calibration Equalization set in Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8 or Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 39.
Refer to these pages for more on Acoustic
Calibration Equalization.
The table below indicates when you will hear
the surround back channel (=Sound plays
through surround back speaker(s)).
• Press SB ch (SB ch PROCESSING) to select
a surround back channel option.
Each press cycles through the following:
• SB ON – 6.1 decoding is always used (for
example, a surround back channel will be
generated for 5.1 encoded material)
• SB AUTO – Automatically switches to 6.1
decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for
example, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES)
• SB OFF – Maximum 5.1 playback
English
Listening with Acoustic
Calibration EQ
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Note
1 • You can’t use Acoustic Calibration EQ with DVD 5.1ch, Stream Direct mode, WMA9 Pro and it has no effect with headphones.
• You can only select SB AUTO when Stream Direct mode is on and the surround back speaker is set to LARGE or SMALL in
speaker settings.
2 You can’t use the surround back channel with headphones, the Stereo, Front Stage Surround Advance mode, or if the surround
back speaker is set to NO in Speaker Setting on page 42. Also, the Surround back speaker setting on page 36 must be set to
Normal (SB) to hear the surround back channel.
3 • The Virtual Surround Back mode is not effective when using headphones, the Stream Direct, Stereo, Front Stage Surround
Advance mode. It is also unavailable if the surround speaker is set to NO in Speaker Setting on page 42 (however, the surround
back speaker must be set to NO).
• Depending on the input signal and the Listening Mode, the Virtual Surround Back mode may not be effective.
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Type of source
Dolby Digital EX/DTS-ES/
WMA9 Pro encoded
multichannel sources with
6.1ch surround
Dolby Digital/DTS/WMA9 Pro
encoded multichannel
sources
Dolby Digital/DTS/WMA9 Pro
encoded stereo source; other
digital stereo source
Analog 2-channel (stereo)
sources
Standard
SBch
Processing /
Virtual SB
mode
Multichannel
sources
ON

a
AUTO

a
ON

a
Advanced
surround
Stereo sources
2 Pro Logic II x
2 Pro Logic
Neo:6
AUTO
a
ON

AUTO
c
ON

AUTO
c
a,b

b

a

a




a Excluding WMA9 Pro format
b Only applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
c Not applicable when using the Virtual Surround Back mode.
Using Midnight and Loudness
The Midnight listening feature allows you to
hear effective surround sound of movies at low
volume levels. The effect automatically adjusts
according to the volume at which you’re
listening. The Loudness listening feature can
be used to get good bass and treble from
music sources at low volume levels.
• Press MIDNIGHT (MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS)
to switch between MIDNIGHT, LOUDNESS,
and OFF.
Enhancing dialog
• Default setting: OFF
The Dialog Enhancement feature localizes
dialog in the center channel to make it stand
out from other background sounds in a TV or
movie soundtrack.
• Press DIALOG (DIALOGUE
ENHANCEMENT) to switch dialog
enhancement on or off.
Using the tone controls
Using the Sound Retriever
When audio data is removed during the
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.1
• Press SOUND RETRIEVER to switch the
sound retriever on or off.
Depending on what you are listening to, you
may want to adjust the bass or treble using the
front panel tone control.2
1 Press TONE to select the frequency you
want to adjust.
Press to switch between BASS and TREBLE.
2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to change the
amount of bass or treble as necessary.
Wait about five seconds for your changes to be
input automatically.
Note
1 The Sound Retriever is only applicable to 2-channel sources.
2 The tone controls are only available when Stereo or Front Stage Surround Advance mode are selected (except when STEREO
is selected using AUTO SURROUND).
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1 Turn on the power of the playback
component.
2
Turn on the power of the receiver.
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD
player with multichannel analog outputs to
this receiver (page 14), you must select the
analog multichannel inputs for surround
sound. 3
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.
Choosing the input signal
2
• Default setting: AUTO
When playing back a component connected
to the MCACC/AUDIO IN jack on the front
panel, set the source to F.AUDIO on the
receiver.
1 Press F.AUDIO (SHIFT+DVD) on the
remote control.
You can also select the source by pressing
VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO on the front panel.
2
Playback the connected component.
Español
• AUTO – This is the default setting. The
receiver selects the first available signal in
the following order: DIGITAL; ANALOG.
• ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.
• DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial
digital signal.
When set to DIGITAL or AUTO, 2 DIGITAL
lights when a Dolby Digital signal is input, and
DTS lights when a DTS signal is input.
Selecting the front audio inputs
Nederlands
• Press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to
select the input signal corresponding to the
source component.
Each press cycles through the options as
follows:
3 Press SIGNAL SELECT to select the
multichannel analog inputs.
DVD 5.1ch shows in the display and the
ANALOG indicator lights.
Italiano
You need to hook up a component to both
analog and digital inputs on the rear of the
receiver to select between input signals.2
Press DVD/LD.
Français
4 Start playback of the component you
selected in step 1.
Deutsch
3 Select the source you want to playback.
Use the input select buttons.1
Selecting the multichannel
analog inputs
English
Playing other sources
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Note
1 If your source is the TV’s built-in tuner, switch to the channel you want to watch, otherwise make sure that the TV’s video input
is set to this receiver (For example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO jacks on your TV, make sure that the VIDEO input
is selected). Turn down the volume of your TV so that all the sound is coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.
2 • This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz), DTS and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. With other
digital signal formats, set to ANALOG.
• 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 (Connecting other audio components on page 15) 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.
3 • During playback from the multichannel inputs, you can’t use any of the sound features/modes and only the volume and channel levels can be set.
• You can’t listen to your speaker B (Second Zone) system during playback from the multichannel inputs.
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USB playback
Chapter 6:
USB playback
Using the USB interface
Basic playback controls
It is possible to listen to two-channel audio1
using the USB interface on the front of this
receiver. Connect a USB mass storage device2
as shown below.
The following table shows the basic controls on
the remote for USB playback.
1
Press USB (SHIFT+FM).
2 Connect your USB device.
The USB terminal is located on the front panel.
3 Press  (play) to start playback.
It is also possible to start playback by pressing
the ENTER button on the front panel.
The elapsed time appears in the display and
playback begins.
Files/folders play in sequential order based on
the filename (according to the Unicode
standard). Within a given directory, all files are
played before continuing to folders/subfolders.
In the diagram below, playback proceeds from
folder 0 to folder 5, playing files 1 to 8 in order.
Button What it does
Starts normal playback.
/
ENTER
(front
panel)
Pauses/unpauses playback.
/
ENTER
(front
panel)

Press to start fast reverse scanning
(press twice for high-speed scanning).

Press to start fast forward scanning
(press twice for high-speed scanning).

Skips to the start of the current track,
then previous tracks.

Skips to the next track.
Important
If a USB ERR message lights in the display, try
following the points below:
USB ERR What it means
USB ERR1
The power requirements of the USB
device are too high for this receiver.
USB ERR2 The USB device is incompatible
• Make sure the receiver is in standby when
disconnecting the USB device.
USB ERR3
See Troubleshooting on page 65 for
more on this error message.
Note
1 This includes playback of WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files (except files with copy-protection or restricted playback).
2 • 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 receiver.
• With large amounts of data, it may take longer for the receiver to read the contents of a USB device.
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06
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is at the core of
the MPEG-4 AAC standard, which incorporates
MPEG-2 AAC, forming the basis of the MPEG-4
audio compression technology. The file format
and extension used depend on the application
used to encode the AAC file. This unit plays
back AAC files encoded by iTunes® bearing the
extension ‘.m4a’. DRM-protected files will not
play, and files encoded with some versions of
iTunes® may not play.
• Select another input source (like DVD/CD),
then switch back to USB.
• Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with
the device) for USB power.
If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely
your USB device is incompatible.
• MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Audio Layer 3) –
Sampling rates: 8 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit rates:
8 kbps to 320 kbps (128 kbps or higher
recommended); File extension: .mp3
Other compatibility information
• VBR (variable bit rate) MP3/WMA/MPEG-4
AAC playback: Yes1
The Windows Media® logo printed on the box
indicates that this receiver can playback
Windows Media Audio content.
WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio
and refers to an audio compression technology
developed by Microsoft Corporation. This unit
plays back WMA files encoded using Windows
Media® Player bearing the extension ‘.wma’.
Note that DRM-protected files will not play, and
files encoded with some versions of Windows
Media® Player may not play.
Español
• AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding) –
Sampling rates: 11.025 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit
rates: 16 kbps to 320 kbps (128 kbps or
higher recommended); File extension:
.m4a; Apple lossless encoding: No
About WMA
Nederlands
• WMA (Windows Media Audio) – Sampling
rates: 32 kHz / 44.1 kHz; Bit rates: 32 kbps to
192 kbps (128 kbps or higher
recommended); File extension: .wma;
WMA9 Pro and WMA lossless encoding: No
Apple and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer,
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Italiano
Note that although most standard bit/
sampling rate combinations for compressed
audio are compatible, some irregularly
encoded files may not play back. The list below
shows compatible formats for compressed
audio files:
Français
Compressed audio compatibility
Deutsch
About MPEG-4 AAC
• Reconnect the USB device with the
receiver switched off.
English
• Switch the receiver off, then on again.
Windows Media, and the Windows logo are trademarks,
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• DRM (Digital Rights Management)
protection compatible: Yes (DRMprotected audio files will not play in this
receiver).
Note
1 Note that in some cases playback time will not be displayed correctly.
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The System Setup menu
Chapter 7:
The System Setup menu
Making receiver settings from
the System Setup menu
The following section shows you how to make
detailed settings to specify how you’re using
the receiver (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.
SIGNAL SEL
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
MENU
TUNE
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
PTY
SEARCH
• Manual MCACC – Fine tune your speaker
settings and customize the Acoustic
Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC
speaker setup on page 37).
T.EDIT
RETURN
TUNE
• Manual SP Setup – Specify the size,
number, distance and overall balance of
the speakers you’ve connected (see
Manual speaker setup on page 41).
TV CONTROL
F.AUDIO
DVD
TV
CD-R/TAPE
USB
CD
FM
DVR
TV CTRL
TV VOL
AM
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
VOL
RECEIVER
1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Use the  RECEIVER button to switch on.1
2 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.2
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
3
• Auto MCACC – This is a quick and
effective automatic surround setup (see
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8).
DISC
ENTER
TOP MENU
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE-PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
• Surr Back System – Specify how you are
using your surround back speakers (see
Surround back speaker setting below).
Select the setting you want to adjust.
System Setup
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
• Input Assign – Specify what you’ve
connected to the digital, component video
and HDMI inputs (see The Input Assign
menu on page 61).
• Other Setup – Make customized settings
to reflect how you are using the receiver
(see The Other Setup menu on page 62).
Surround back speaker setting
• Default setting: Normal (SB)
There are several ways you can use the
surround back speaker channels with this
system. In addition to a normal home theater
setup where they are used for the surround
back speakers, they can be used for bi-amping
the front speakers or as a separate speaker
system in another room.
: Exit
Note
1 If headphones are connected to the receiver, disconnect them.
2 • You can’t use the System Setup menu when the Front Audio input is selected.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup menu.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component, S-video or composite
connections for system setup.
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System Setup
1.Surround Back System
: Exit
Surr Back System
Normal (SB)
]
: Finish
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the System Setup menu.
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) on page 8.
You only need to make these settings once
(unless you change the placement of your
current speaker system or add new speakers).
Important
• 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. See
: Exit
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
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.
• Fine Ch Level – Make fine adjustments to
the overall balance of your speaker system
(see Fine Channel Level below).
• Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay
settings for your speaker system (see Fine
Speaker Distance on page 38).
The last five settings are specifically for
customizing the parameters explained in
Acoustic Calibration EQ below:
• EQ AUTO Setting – Measure the acoustic
characteristics of your room and
automatically adjust the frequency balance
of your speaker system (see Setting the
Acoustic Calibration EQ automatically
below).
• EQ Data Copy – Copy Acoustic Calibration
EQ settings for manual adjustment (see
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings below).
Español
Manual MCACC speaker setup
3.Manual MCACC
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
Nederlands
• Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re
bi-amping your front speakers (see Biamping your front speakers on page 58).
System Setup
Italiano
• Second Zone – Select to use the (surround
back) B speaker terminals to listen to
stereo playback in another room (see
Second Zone speaker B setup on page 57).
1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the
System Setup menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System
Setup menu above if you’re not already at this
screen.
Français
2 Select the surround back speaker
setting.
• Normal (SB) – Select for normal home
theater use with surround back speakers in
your main (speaker system A) setup.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on
and turn up the volume as necessary.
Deutsch
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8 if you’re unsure
how to do this. Also see Other problems
when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 10 for notes regarding background
noise and other possible interference.
English
1 Select ‘Surr Back System’ from the
System Setup menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System
Setup menu above if you’re not already at this
screen.
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The System Setup menu
• EQ CUSTOM1/2 Adjust – Make detailed
manual adjustments to your custom
Acoustic Calibration EQ settings (see
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually on page 40).
• EQ Data Check – Check the ALL CH
ADJUST, FRONT ALIGN and custom
settings using the on-screen display (see
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 41).
• Default setting: 0dB (all channels)
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 41.
1 Select ‘Fine Ch Level’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
You’ll hear test tones from each speaker in
turn. Since the left speaker is the main
reference speaker, the level is fixed.
Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup
are output at high volume (the volume
increases to –18 dB automatically).
3a.Fine Channel Level
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
:Cancel
When it sounds like both tones are the same
volume, press ENTER to confirm and continue
to the next channel.
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+ 0.0dB
[
0.0dB
+1.0dB
[ –3.0dB
[ +10.0dB
[ –10.0dB
[ +9.5dB
[ –1.5dB
(Reference)
]
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
• For comparison purposes, the reference
speaker will change depending on which
speaker you select.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Fine Speaker Distance
• Default setting: 3.0 m (all channels)
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. The following setting can help you make
detailed adjustments that you may not achieve
using the Manual speaker setup on page 41.
1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
The volume increases to the reference level.
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
Please Wait . . . 20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
2 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.
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L
R
C
LS
RS
SBL
SBR
SW
• If you want to go back and adjust a
channel, simply use / to select it.
Fine Channel Level
3.Manual MCACC
3a.Fine Channel Level
:Return
2 Adjust the distance of the left channel
from the listening position.
3b.Fine SP Distance
L (Re fe re n c e )
3.0 m
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
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L
R
C
LS
RS
SBL
SBR
SW
3.0 m (Reference)
[ 1.8 m ]
3.0 m
1.3 m ]
1.2 m ]
1.3 m ]
1.2 m ]
2.4 m ]
[
[
[
[
[
:Finish
If you have already completed Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8, ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN
(below) should already be set. Therefore, if you
want to adjust your settings manually, you can
skip to Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually below.
1 Select ‘EQ AUTO Setting’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
Italiano
3c.EQ AUTO Setting
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
Set microphone.
Turn on Subwoofar.
:Cancel
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
When it sounds like the delay settings are
matched up, press ENTER to confirm and
continue to the next channel.
• See Other problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup on page 10 for notes
regarding high background noise levels
and other possible interference.
• 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 return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Acoustic Calibration EQ
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
2
Español
• 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 at the middle position.
Nederlands
:Return
Français
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.
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
automatically
Deutsch
3b.Fine SP Distance
can color the original source material. This
provides a ‘flat’ equalization setting. If you’re
not satisfied with the automatic adjustment,
you can also adjust these settings manually to
get a frequency balance that suits your tastes.
English
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 0.1 m to 9.0 m.
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Wait for the EQ AUTO Setting to finish.
3c.EQ AUTO Setting
3c.EQ AUTO Setting
Now Analyzing
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
Now Analyzing
[
[
[
]
]
]
:Cancel
Surround Analyzing
Channel Level
[
Acoustic Cal EQ [
]
]
:Cancel
As the receiver outputs test tones, the
frequency balance is adjusted automatically
for the following settings:
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• ALL CH ADJUST – A ‘flat’ setting where all
the speakers are set individually so no
special weighting is given to any one
channel.
• FRONT ALIGN – All speakers are set in
accordance with the front speaker settings
(no equalization is applied to the front left
and right channels).
You return to the Acoustic Cal EQ setup menu
after the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is
set.
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic
Calibration EQ (see Setting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ manually below), we
recommend copying the ALL CH ADJUST or
the FRONT ALIGN settings from the EQ AUTO
setup above (or from Automatically setting up
for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8) to one
of the custom settings. Instead of just a flat EQ
curve, this will give you a reference point from
which to start.
1 Select ‘EQ Data Copy’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
• You can also copy from one custom setting
to another. For more on the ALL CH
ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN settings, see
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
automatically above.
3
Select ‘OK’ to copy and confirm.
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually
Before manually adjusting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ, we recommend copying the
ALL CH ADJUST or the FRONT ALIGN settings
from the auto setup above (or from
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 8) to one of the custom
settings. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will
give you a reference point from which to start
(see Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings above for how to do this).
1 Select ‘EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust’ or ‘EQ
CUSTOM2 Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
3e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
3.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
Test Tone Type
ALL CH ADJUST
3.Manual MCACC
:Return
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
2 Select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2 then use
/ to select the setting you want to
copy.
3d.EQ Data Copy
3d.EQ Data Copy
TO
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
Start Copy
TO
FROM
[
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
[
OK
]
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
]
Start Copy
:Cancel
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FROM
[
ALL CH ADJ
CUSTOM2 ]
[
OK
]
:Cancel
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
2 Select which method you would like to
use to adjust the overall frequency balance.
It is best to choose whichever one you copied
to the custom setting in Copying your Acoustic
Calibration EQ settings above.
• ALL CH ADJUST – All the speakers can be
set independently so no special weighting
is given to any one channel. When
adjusting, test tones will sound for each
individual channel.
• FRONT ALIGN – Speakers are set in
accordance with the front speaker
settings. The sound of the test tone will
alternate between the left front (reference)
speaker and the target speaker.
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3e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
3.Manual MCACC
3e. EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
Use / to select the channel.
• The front speakers can’t be adjusted if you
selected FRONT ALIGN.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings
After you have completed an automatic or
manual Acoustic Calibration EQ adjustment,
you can check the ALL CH ADJUST, FRONT
ALIGN and custom settings using the onscreen display.
:Return
2
+ 1.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
: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 channels you want, pressing
ENTER when you’re finished checking each
one.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Manual speaker setup
This receiver 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 fine-tune your
system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings
made in Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8, it isn’t necessary to
make all of these settings.
Español
• 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.
:
:
:
:
:
:
Nederlands
Tip
40Hz
125Hz
250Hz
4kHz
13kHz
TRIM
Italiano
• 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.
ALL CH ADJUST
[ Left
]
Français
Use / 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 / to
select the next channel.
3g.EQ Data Check
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
[ Left
]
40Hz :
+1.0dB
125Hz : [ 0.0dB]
250Hz : [ 0.0dB]
4kHz : [ 0.0dB]
13kHz : [ 0.0dB]
TRIM : [ 0.0dB]
:Finish
Deutsch
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
Left
40Hz : [ +1.0dB]
125Hz : [ 0.0dB]
250Hz : [ 0.0dB]
4kHz : [ 0.0dB]
13kHz : [ 0.0dB]
TRIM : [ 0.0dB]
:Finish
1 Select ‘EQ Data Check’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
English
3 Select the channel(s) you want and
adjust to your liking.
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Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup
are output at high volume (the volume
increases to –18 dB automatically).
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1 Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ then press
ENTER.
System Setup
4.Manual SP Setup
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
: Exit
1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
4a.Speaker Setting
4.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
: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
(page 42).
• Crossover Network– Specify which
frequencies will be sent to the subwoofer
(page 43).
• Channel Level – Adjust the overall balance
of your speaker system (page 43).
• Speaker Distance – Specify the distance
of your speakers from the listening position
(page 44).
3 Make the adjustments necessary for
each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm
after each screen.
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker
configuration (size, number of speakers). It is a
good idea to make sure that the settings made
in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 8 are correct.
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
:Return
Front
Center
Surr
SB
[
SUB W.
SMALL
[ SMALL ]
[ SMALL ]
SMALL x2 ]
: YES
:Finish
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:
• 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.1
• 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 other speakers).
• Surr – 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 other
speakers).
Note
1 If you select SMALL for the front speakers the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center, surround, and
surround back 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.
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4b.Crossover Network
4.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
:Return
Frequency
80Hz
:Finish
2 Choose the frequency cutoff point.
Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent
to the subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
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.
Español
Channel Level
Nederlands
• 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 to 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
1 Select ‘Crossover Network’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
Italiano
Tip
• Default setting: 100Hz
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.2
Français
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Crossover Network
Deutsch
• SUB W. – LFE signals and bass
frequencies of channels set to SMALL are
output from the subwoofer when YES is
selected (see notes below). 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). If you did not connect a
subwoofer choose NO (the bass
frequencies are output from other
speakers).
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.
English
• SB – Select the number of surround back
speakers you have (one, two or none).
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.1
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Note
1 • If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.
• If you selected Second Zone or Front Bi-Amp (in Surround back speaker setting on page 36) you can’t adjust the surround
back settings.
• If you select one surround back speaker only, make sure that speaker is hooked up to the left surround back terminal.
2 For more on selecting the speaker sizes, see Speaker Setting above.
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1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual
SP Setup menu.
4.Manual SP Setup
4c.Channel Level
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
Test Tone
:Return
2
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
ENTER:Next
Manual
:Cancel
Select a setup option.
• Manual – Move the test tone manually
from speaker to speaker and adjust
individual channel levels.
• 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.
After the volume increases to the reference
level, test tones will be output.
Tip
• You can change the channel levels at any
time by using EFFECT/CH SEL and +/– on
the remote control. You can set two
channel levels: one for DVD 5.1 CH and
one for the listening modes.
Speaker Distance
For good sound depth and separation from
your system, you need to specify the distance
of your speakers from the listening position.
The receiver can then add the proper delay
needed for effective surround sound.
1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
4d.Speaker Distance
4.Manual SP Setup
4c.Channel Level
Test Tone
[ Manual ]
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
Please Wait . . .20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Return
L
C
R
RS
SBR
SBL
LS
SW
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
:Cancel
4 Adjust the level of each channel using
/.
If you selected Manual, use / to switch
speakers. The Auto setup will output test tones
in the order shown on-screen:
2 Adjust the distance of each speaker
using /.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in
0.1 meter increments.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
4c.Channel Level
L
C
R
RS
SBR
SBL
LS
SW
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
Tip
:Finish
• For best surround sound, make sure the
surround back speakers are the same
distance from the listening position.
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone
is emitted.1
Note
1 • 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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Chapter 8:
English
Using the tuner
F.AUDIO
TV
USB
CD
FM
DVR
TV CTRL
AM
RECEIVER
INPUT
SELECT
TV VOL
DTV ON/OFF
SLEEP
MPX
SR+
MUTE
REC STOP JUKEBOX
C
AUDIO SUBTITLE
SIGNAL SEL
Tuning directly to a station
REC
EON
B
MIDNIGHT
DIMMER
VOL
A
ANALOG
ATT
SB ch
TV CH
DISP
D
E
HDD
DVD
CH
CH
STEREO/
CLASS
+10
AUTO SURR F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV.SURR
DISC
ENTER
PHASE ACOUSTIC EQ DIALOG
TUNE
ST
PTY
SEARCH
LEVEL
T.EDIT
RETURN
1
Press FM or AM to select the band.
2
Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access).
TUNE
TV CONTROL
RECEIVER
Press FM or AM to select the band.
2 Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
Automatic tuning
To search for stations in the currently
selected band, press and hold TUNE/
for about a second. The receiver will start
searching for the next station, stopping
when it has found one. Repeat to search for
other stations.
Manual tuning
To change the frequency one step at a
time, press TUNE/.
3 Use the number buttons to enter the
frequency of the radio station.
For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1,
0, 6, 0, 0.
Español
1
SHIFT EFFECT/CH SEL
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
SOUND
RETRIEVER
MENU
TOP MENU
Sometimes, you’ll already know the frequency
of the station you want to listen to. In this case,
you can simply enter the frequency directly
using the number buttons on the remote
control.
Nederlands
D.ACCESS
If the
(tuned) or
(stereo) indicators
don’t light when tuning to an FM station
because the signal is weak, press the MPX
button to switch the receiver into mono
reception mode. This should improve the
sound quality and allow you to enjoy the
broadcast.
Italiano
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
Improving FM stereo sound
Français
The following steps show you how to tune in to
FM and AM radio broadcasts using the
automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning
functions. If you already know the frequency of
the station you want, see Tuning directly to a
station below. Once you are tuned to a station
you can memorize the frequency for recall
later—see Saving station presets below for
more on how to do this.
Deutsch
High speed tuning
Press and hold TUNE/ for high speed
tuning. Release the button at the
frequency you want.
Listening to the radio
If you make a mistake halfway through, press
D.ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and
start over.
Saving station presets
If you often listen to a particular radio station,
it’s convenient to have the receiver store the
frequency for easy recall whenever you want to
listen to that station. This saves the effort of
manually tuning in each time. This unit can
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memorize up to 30 stations, stored in three
banks, or classes, (A, B and C) of 10 stations
each. When saving an FM frequency, the MPX
setting (see previous page) is also stored.1
• The name is stored when ENTER is pressed
after choosing the fourth character.
1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See Listening to the radio on the previous page
for more on this.
• To erase a station name, simply repeat
steps 1 to 3 and input four spaces instead
of a name.
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows ST. MEMORY, then a
blinking memory class.
• Once you have named a station preset, you
can press DISP when listening to a station
to switch the display between name and
frequency. It also displays RDS information
(page 47).
3 Press CLASS to select one of the three
classes then press ST/ to select the
station preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons or the
MULTI JOG dial (front panel) to select a station
preset.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and
number stop blinking and the receiver stores
the station.
Naming station presets
For easier identification, you can name your
station presets.
1 Choose the station preset you want to
name.
See Listening to station presets below for how
to do this.
Tip
Listening to station presets
You will need to have some presets stored to do
this. See Saving station presets above if you
haven’t done this already.
1 Press FM, then press CLASS to select the
class in which the station is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B
and C.
2 Press ST/ to select the station preset
you want.
• You can also use the number buttons on
the remote control to recall the station
preset.
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows ST. NAME, then a blinking
cursor at the first character position.
3 Input the name you want.
Choose a name up to four characters long.
• Use the MULTI JOG dial (front panel) or the
ST/ buttons (remote) to select
characters.
• Press ENTER to confirm a character. If no
character is input, a space is input.
Note
1 If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power outlet for over a month, the station memories will be lost and will have
to be reprogrammed.
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Displaying RDS information
• Program Service Name (PS) – The name of
the radio station.
• Program Type (PTY) – This indicates the
kind of program currently being
broadcast.
• Current tuner frequency (FREQ)
Searching for RDS programs
You can search for a program type listed
above.
1 Press the FM button to select the FM
band.3
2 Press PTY SEARCH.
SEARCH shows in the display.
3 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the
program type you want to hear.
Español
4 Press ENTER to search for the program
type.
The system starts searching through the
station presets for a match. When it finds one,
the search stops and the station plays for five
seconds.
Nederlands
Finance – Stock market
reports, commerce,
trading, etc.
Children – Programs for
children
Social – Social affairs
Religion – Programs
concerning religion
Phone In – Public
expressing their views by
phone
Travel – Holiday-type travel
rather than traffic
announcements
Leisure – Leisure interests
and hobbies
Jazz – Jazz
Country – Country music
Nation M – Popular music
in a language other than
English
Oldies – Popular music
from the ’50s and ’60s
Folk M – Folk music
Document – Documentary
• Radio Text (RT) – Messages sent by the
radio station. For example, a talk radio
station may provide a phone number as
RT.
Italiano
News – News
Affairs – Current Affairs
Info – General Information
Sport – Sport
Educate – Educational
Drama – Radio plays, etc.
Culture – National or
regional culture, theater,
etc.
Science – Science and
technology
Varied – Usually talkbased material, such as
quiz shows or interviews.
Pop M – Pop music
Rock M – Rock music
Easy M – Easy listening
Light M – ‘Light’ classical
music
Classics – ‘Serious’
classical music
Other M – Music not fitting
above categories
Weather – Weather
reports
• Press DISP for RDS information.
Each press changes the display as follows:
Français
You can search the following program
types:1
Use the DISP button to display the different
types of RDS information available.2
Deutsch
Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by
most FM radio stations to provide listeners with
various kinds of information—the name of the
station and the kind of show they’re
broadcasting, for example.
One feature of RDS is that you can search by
type of program. For example, you can search
for a station that’s broadcasting a show with
the program type, Jazz.
English
An introduction to RDS
Note
1 In addition, there are three other program types, TEST, Alarm!, and None. Alarm! and TEST are used for emergency announcements. You can’t search for these, but the tuner will switch automatically to this RDS broadcast signal. None appears
when a program type cannot be found.
2 • If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll, some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
• If you see NO RADIO TEXT DATA in the RT display, it means no RT data is sent from the broadcast station. The display will
automatically switch to the PS data display (if no PS data, the frequency is displayed).
• In the PTY display, NO DATA may be shown. In this case, the PS display is shown after a few seconds.
3 RDS is only possible in the FM band.
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5 If you want to keep listening to the
station, press ENTER within the 5 seconds.
If you don’t press ENTER, searching resumes.
If NO PTY is displayed it means the tuner
couldn’t find that program type at the time of
the search.1
Using EON
When EON (Enhanced Other Network
information) is turned on, the receiver jumps to
an EON-linked broadcast when it begins, even
if a receiver function other than the tuner is
being used. It can’t be used in areas that EON
information isn’t transmitted and when FM
broadcast stations don’t transmit PTY data.
When the broadcast ends, the tuner returns to
the original frequency or function.
1 Press the FM button to select the FM
band.2
2 Press EON to select one of the possible
modes.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
• EON TA (Traffic Announcement) – Sets the
tuner to pick up traffic information when it
is broadcast.
• EON NEWS – Sets the tuner to pick up
news when it is broadcast.
• OFF – Switches off the EON feature.
When set to TA or NEWS, the EON indicator in
the display lights (it flashes when receiving an
EON broadcast).3 The indicator in the
display lights when the current station carries
the EON service.4
Note
1 RDS searches station presets only. If no stations have been preset, or if the program type could not be found among the station
presets NO PTY is displayed. FINISH means the search is complete.
2 EON is only possible in the FM band.
3 You can’t search for traffic announcements and news at the same time.
4 • You cannot operate the TUNER EDIT and PTY SEARCH buttons while the EON indicator in the display is lit.
• If you want to change to a function other than the tuner when the EON indicator is flashing, press EON to turn EON off.
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Making recordings
09
Chapter 9:
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
SLEEP
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT
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.
5 Start recording, then start playback of
the source component.1
D.ACCESS
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
ST
F.AUDIO
DVD
CD-R/TAPE
CD
TV
DVR
TV CTRL
AM
RECEIVER
USB
FM
SLEEP
h
GUIDE
ST
ENTER
SETUP
PTY
SEARCH
Español
SIGNAL SEL
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE-PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Nederlands
If you want to record a video source, you also
need to use the same type of connection for the
source as for the recorder. For example, you
can’t record a component hooked up to S-video
jacks with a recorder hooked up to the
composite video outputs (see page 16 for more
on video connections).
4 Prepare the recorder.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the
recording device and set the recording levels.
Italiano
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 up on page 11 for more on
connections).
3 Prepare the source you want to record.
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video,
DVD etc.
Français
You can make an audio or a video recording
from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or
video source connected to the receiver (such
as a CD player or TV).
2 Select the input signal (if necessary).
Press the RECEIVER button then press
SIGNAL SEL to select the input signal
corresponding to the source component (see
page 33 for more on this).
Deutsch
Making an audio or a video
recording
English
Making recordings
T.EDIT
RETURN
TUNE
TV CONTROL
ANALOG
1 Select the source you want to record.
Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons (or INPUT
SELECT).
Note
1 • The receiver’s volume, balance, tone (bass, treble, loudness), 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.
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Chapter 10:
Controlling the rest of your
system
Operating other Pioneer
components
Setting the remote to control
other components
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
Most components can be assigned to one of
the MULTI CONTROL buttons using the
component’s manufacturer preset code stored
in the remote.
Note that if you use this feature, make sure that
you also have at least one set of analog audio or
video jacks connected to another component
for grounding purposes.
However, please note that 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.2
Note
CONTROL
OUT
IN
CONTROL
IN
OUT
• After one minute of inactivity, the remote
automatically exits the operation.
Receiver
Remote
control
unit
• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by
pressing RECEIVER. To go back a step,
press RETURN.
Other Pioneer products
with CONTROL terminals
Connect to CONTROL
terminal of other
Pioneer products
Note
1 • If you want to control all your components using this receiver’s remote control, refer to Controlling the rest of your system on
page 50.
• 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.
2 • TV codes (for example, codes for TV, CATV, Satellite TV or DTV) can only be assigned to the TV/SAT or TV CTRL button.
• If you assign the FM or AM function to another component, you will have to reassign it to the Pioneer preset code to use this
receiver’s built-in tuner.
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RECEIVER
INPUT
SELECT
SOURCE
SR+
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE-PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
MIDNIGHT
DIMMER
SIGNAL SEL
CLASS
+10
DISC
ENTER
MENU
TOP MENU
TUNE
F.AUDIO
DVD
TV
USB
CD
FM
DVR
TV CTRL
AM
RECEIVER
ST
ST
ENTER
SETUP
GUIDE
SLEEP
SB ch
PTY
SEARCH
T.EDIT
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
VOL
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the SETUP button.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
TUNE
TUNE
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 control
with your component.
The code should start with the component type
(for example, DVD 009). If there is more than
one, start with the first one.
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).
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.
5
Repeat step 4 to erase other buttons.
6 Press the RECEIVER button when you’re
done.
Erasing all of the remote control
presets
Español
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).
3 Press the MULTI CONTROL button
corresponding to the button setting to be
erased then press ENTER.
The LCD on the remote displays the
component.
Nederlands
3 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the
component you want to control then press
ENTER.
The LCD on the remote displays the
component you want to control.1
2 Use / to select ERASE then press
ENTER.
Italiano
2 Use / to select PRESET then press
ENTER.
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the SETUP button.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
Français
TV VOL
This erases a control assigned to one of the
buttons and restores it to the factory default.
RETURN
TUNE
TV CONTROL
ANALOG
ATT
Erasing one of the remote
control button settings
Deutsch
D.ACCESS
CD-R/TAPE
7 If your component is controlled
successfully, press ENTER to confirm.
The remote LCD display shows OK.
English
Selecting preset codes directly
10
This will erase all preset remote control preset
codes.
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the SETUP button.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select RESET then press
ENTER.
Note
1 You can’t assign the RECEIVER button.
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3 Press and hold ENTER for about two
seconds.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the remote
presets have been erased.
Confirming preset codes
Direct function
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the SETUP button.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
• 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
receiver 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
receiver 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 MULTI CONTROL buttons)
will be selected by both the receiver and the
remote control. When you turn direct function
off, you can operate the remote control without
affecting the receiver.1
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the SETUP button.
The remote LCD display shows SETUP.
2 Use / to select DIRECT F then press
ENTER.
3 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the
component you want to control then press
ENTER.
The LCD on the remote displays the
component you want to control.
4 Use / to switch direct function ON or
OFF then press ENTER.
The LCD shows OK to confirm the setting.
Note
1 You can’t use direct function with the TV CTRL function.
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Use this feature to check which preset code is
assigned to a MULTI CONTROL button.
2 Use / to select READ ID then press
ENTER.
3 Press the MULTI CONTROL button of the
component for which you want to check the
preset code.
The brand name and preset code appears in
the display for three seconds.
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This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes or teaching the
receiver the commands (see Controlling the rest of your system on page 50 for more on this). Use
the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component.
Function
Components
TV
Press to switch the component assigned to the TV CTRL
button on or off.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
INPUT
SELECT
Switches the TV input (Not possible with all models).
TV
TV CH +/–
Selects channels.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV

Use to choose the ‘A’ commands on a Satellite TV menu.
Satellite TV

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 Satellite TV/TV
menu.

Use to choose the GREEN/C commands on a Satellite TV/ Satellite TV/TV
TV menu.

Use to choose the YELLOW/D commands on a Satellite TV/ Satellite TV/TV
TV menu.
AUDIO
Use to switch audio tracks.
Satellite TV/TV
GUIDE
Use as the GUIDE button for navigating.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Switches TEXT OFF for TVs.
TV
RETURN
Use to select RETURN or EXIT.
Satellite TV/TV
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.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
ENTER/
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Use to enter a channel.
Español
SOURCE Press to switch the component assigned to the TV CTRL
button on or off.
Nederlands
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Italiano
TV VOL +/– Adjust the TV volume.
Français
Button(s)
Deutsch
• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are dedicated to control the TV assigned to
the TV CTRL button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV CTRL button.
English
Controls for TVs
DISC
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Button(s)
Function
Components
MENU
Select the menu screen.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
 & Press to select or adjust and navigate items on the menu
screen.
ENTER
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
TOP MENU Switches TEXT ON for TVs.
TV
Controls for other components
This remote control can control these components after entering the proper codes or teaching the
receiver the commands (see Controlling the rest of your system on page 50 for more on this). Use
the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component.
Button (s)
En
Components
SOURCE Press to switch the component between standby and on.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck

Press to return to the start of the current track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of previous tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/DVD/LD
player
Go back channels (channel –).
DVR/VCR
Press to advance to the start of the next track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of following tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/DVD/LD
player
Go forward channels (channel +).
VCR

Pause playback or recording.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck

Start playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck

Hold down for fast forward playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck

Hold down for fast reverse playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck

Stops playback (on some models, pressing this when the
disc is already stopped will cause the disc tray to open).
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
 REC
(SHIFT+)
Starts recording. To prevent accidental recording, this
button must be pressed twice to take effect.
MD/CD-R/VCR/DVR player/
Cassette deck
REC STOP
(SHIFT+)
Stops recording.
DVR player

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Button (s)
Function
10
Components
DVR player
Number
buttons
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD
player
Directly access tracks on a program source.
+10 button Selects tracks higher than 10 (For example, press +10 then CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD
3 to select track 13).
player
ENTER/
Multiple CD player
Ejects the disc.
MD player
Use as the ENTER button.
VCR
Use as the CLEAR button.
DVD
Displays the setup screen for DVR players.
DVR player
Changes sides of the LD.
LD player
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD player.
DVD/DVR 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.
DVD/DVR Player
ENTER
GUIDE
Press to access the DVD player setup screen.
DVD/DVR Player
CH +/–
Selects channels.
VCR/DVD/DVR Player
Selects tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/Cassette deck
AUDIO
Changes the audio language or channel.
DVD/DVR Player
SUBTITLE
Displays/changes the subtitles on multilingual DVDs.
DVD/DVR Player
Español
Displays menus for the current DVD or DVR you are using. DVD/DVR player
Nederlands
MENU
Italiano
Chooses the disc.
Français
DISC
Deutsch
Use the number buttons to navigate the on-screen display. DVD/DVR player
English
JUKEBOX
Switches to the Jukebox feature.
(SHIFT+)
HDD (SHIFT Switches to the hard disk controls when using a DVD/ DVR Player
+ CH–)
HDD recorder.
DVD (SHIFT Switches to the DVD controls when using a DVD/HDD DVR Player
+ CH+)
recorder.
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Other connections
Chapter 11:
Other connections
Caution
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
• Before making or changing the connections,
switch off the power and disconnect the
power cord from the power outlet.
Plugging in components should be the last
connection you make with your system.
HDMI OUT
AUDIO OUT
R AUDIO L
DIGITAL OUT
• Do not allow any contact between speaker
wires from different terminals.
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
DIGITAL OUT
• You can use speakers with a nominal
impedance between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please
see Switching the speaker impedance on
page 68 if you plan to use speakers with an
impedance of less than 8 Ω).
IN
AUX
IN
CD
ASSIGNABLE
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
OPT
(DVD/LD) IN 1
IN 3
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
OUT
IN
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
(DVR/VCR)
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
OUT
REC
COAX
1
(DVD/LD)
R
AUDIO
IN
IN
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
IN 1
Y
PB
OUT
HDMI
PR
OUT
DVR /
VCR
OUT
IN
IN
PR ASSIGNABLE
SURROUND
L
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
R
CONTROL
DVR /
VCR
IN
OPT
PB
Y
OUT
2
(TV/ SAT)
(TV/SAT) IN 2
MONITOR OUT
OPT
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
L
MONITOR OUT
S
P
E
A
K
E
R
S
R
FRONT
A
LR
COMPONENT VIDEO
SURROUND
L
IN 2
CENTER
R
SURROUND BACK
L
B
Connecting using HDMI
If you have a HDMI or DVI (with HDCP)
equipped component, you can connect it to
this receiver using a commercially available
HDMI cable.
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 (see below for limitations),
Video CD/Super VCD, CD and MP3.
HDMI IN
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
or plasma display
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI
IN 1/2 interconnect on this receiver to an
HDMI output on your HDMI component.
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI
OUT interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI
interconnect on a HDMI-compatible monitor.
• The arrow on the cable connector body
should be facing right for correct alignment with the connector on the player.
3 To hear audio from your HDMI component
through this system, make analog and/or
digital connections as necessary.
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Switching the speaker system
If you selected Second Zone in Surround back
speaker setting on page 36, three speaker
system settings are possible using the
SPEAKERS button. If you selected Normal (SB)
or Front Bi-Amp, the speaker system is fixed
as SPA or SPAB (respectively). The options
below are for the Second Zone setting only.1
Español
2 Select ‘Second Zone’ from the ‘Surr Back
System’ menu.
See Surround back speaker setting on page 36
to do this.
Nederlands
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 DVIcompliant 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
1 Connect a pair of speakers to the
surround back speaker terminals on the rear
panel.
Connect them the same way you connected
your speakers in Connecting the speakers on
page 19. Make sure to review Hints on speaker
placement on page 20 when placing the
speakers in another room.
Italiano
About HDMI
After selecting Second Zone in Surround back
speaker setting on page 36, you can use the
speakers connected to the (surround back) B
speaker terminals on the rear panel to listen to
stereo playback in another room. See
Switching the speaker system below for the
listening options with this setup.
Français
5 Use the input source buttons to select the
input source you assigned in the previous step,
then press SIGNAL SEL after press RECEIVER
button to select the audio input signal.
You can also use the front panel controls to do
this (see Choosing the input signal on page 33).
• If the video signal does not appear on your
TV or plasma display, 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 displayed. In this case, use an
(analog) S-video or composite connection.
Second Zone speaker B setup
Deutsch
4 Assign the HDMI input(s) you connected
to the corresponding input source.
After connecting, you must specify which
inputs(s) you are using for your HDMI
component in Assigning the HDMI inputs on
page 62.
digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2 gigabytes
per second (with HDTV signals), one connector
(instead of several cables and connectors), and
communication between the AV source and
AV devices such as DTVs.
HDMI, the
logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI licensing LLC.
English
On the rear panel, you must connect to the
audio jacks from a set of audio/video inputs (for
example, DVR/VCR as shown in the
illustration).
• Without this connection, HDMI audio will
still be output from your TV or plasma
display (though no sound will be heard
from this receiver).
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Note
1 • The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Speaker Setting on page 42. However, if SPB is selected above,
no sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
• Depending on the Surround back speaker setting on page 36 output from the surround back pre-out terminals may change.
• All speaker systems (except Second Zone connections) are switched off when headphones are connected.
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• Use the SPEAKERS button on the front
panel to select a speaker system setting.
SOUND
MIDNIGHT/
RETRIEVER LOUDNESS
SPEAKERS
PTY
SEARCH
SIGNAL
SELECT
TONE
TUNING/
STATION
TUNER
EDIT
SETUP
RETURN
Since both front and surround back speaker
terminals output the same audio, it doesn’t
matter which set (front or surround back) is
powering which part (Hi or Low) of the
speaker.
• Make sure that the + / – connections are
properly inserted.
MULTI JOG
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker system
option:
• SPA – Sound is output from the speakers
connected to the A speaker terminals
(multichannel playback is possible).
• SPB – Sound is output from the two
speakers connected to speaker system B
(only stereo playback is possible).
• SPAB – Sound is output from speaker
system A (up to 5 channels, depending on
the source), the two speakers in speaker
system B, and the subwoofer.
Multichannel sources (heard through
speaker system A) are downmixed for
stereo output from speaker system B.
Bi-amping your front speakers
Bi-amping is when you connect the high
frequency driver and low frequency driver of
your speakers to different amplifiers (in this
case, to both front and surround back
terminals) 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.
1 Connect your speakers as shown below.
This illustration below shows the connections
for bi-amping your front left speaker. Hook up
your front right speaker in the same way.
Front left
speaker
Hi
Lo
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S
P
E
A
K
E
R
S
R
A
FRONT
LR
SURROUND
L
CENTER
R
SURROUND BACK
L
B
2 Select the ’Front Bi-Amp’ setting from
the ‘Surr Back System’ menu.
See Surround back speaker setting on page 36
to specify how you’re using the surround back
speaker terminals.
Caution
• Most speakers with both Hi and Low
terminals have two metal plates that
connect the Hi 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.
• If your speakers have a removable
crossover network, make sure you do not
remove it for bi-amping. Doing so may
damage your speakers.
Bi-wiring your speakers
The reasons for bi-wiring are basically the
same as bi-amping, 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). When bi-wiring, make
sure you’ve selected Normal (SB) or Second
Zone in Surround back speaker setting on
page 36.
• To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker
cords to the speaker terminal on the receiver.
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• Make sure you use a parallel (not series,
which are fairly uncommon) connection
when bi-wiring your speakers.
Using this receiver with a
Pioneer plasma display
VIDEO
INPUT 1
VIDEO
INPUT 2
Pioneer plasma
display
DVD player
OUT
TV/SAT
AUDIO IN
DVD
AUDIO IN
VSX-917
MULTI JOG
ENTER
DIGITAL PRECISION
PROCESSING
SAT
DIGITAL OUT
IN
AUX
IN
CD
DVR /VCR
VIDEO/FRONT AUDIO
CD
CD-R / TAPE / MD
PHONES
MONITOR OUT
SPEAKERS
AM
STEREO/
F.S.SURR
AUX
ADVANCED
STANDARD SURROUND
MASTER
VOLUME
SETUP
L
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO R
USB
DIGITAL IN
MCACC/
AUDIO IN
RETURN
UP
TV /
SAT
IN
DVD
/LD
FRONT
COAX
PLAY
2
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
IN
COAX
1
REC
OUT
R
AUDIO
This receiver
L
IN
IN
OUT
DVR /
VCR
OUT
IN
IN
DVD
5.1CH
INPUT
IN
TV /
SAT
MONITOR
OUT
IN
DVD
/LD
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
IN
S-VIDEO
This receiver
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 display, and just connect the
audio (analog and/or digital) to this receiver.
Español
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
VIDEO
OUT
IN
R
CONTROL
DVR /
VCR
IN
1
(DVD/LD)
TUNER
EDIT
OUT
2
(DVR/VCR)
TUNING/
STATION
DOWN
OPT
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
PTY
SEARCH
MULTI JOG
OPT
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DIGITAL IN
FM
TONE
STANDBY/ON
VIDEO
(TV/ SAT)
USB
LISTENING MODE
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
OPT
Nederlands
Pioneer plasma
display
Satellite receiver, etc
Italiano
CONTROL
Français
If you have a Pioneer plasma display1, you can
use an SR+ cable to connect it to this unit and
take advantage of various convenient features,
such as automatic video input switching of the
plasma display when the input is changed.
Deutsch
• Don’t connect different speakers from the
same terminal in this way.
• Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable2 to
connect the CONTROL IN jack of this receiver
with the CONTROL OUT of your plasma
display.
Before you can use the extra SR+ features,
you need to make a few settings in the
receiver. See SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma
displays on page 64 for detailed instructions.
English
Caution
Note
1 This receiver is compatible with all Pioneer plasma displays from 2003 onward.
2 • 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).
• If you connect to a Pioneer plasma display using an SR+ cable, you will need to point the remote control at the plasma display remote sensor to control the receiver. In this case, you won’t be able to control the receiver using the remote control if you
switch the plasma display off.
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Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
plasma display
When connected using an SR+ cable, a
number of features become available to make
using this receiver with your Pioneer plasma
display even easier. These features include:
• On-screen volume display.
• On-screen display of listening mode.
• Automatic video input switching on the
plasma display.
• Automatic volume muting on the plasma
display.1
See also SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays
on page 64 for more on setting up the receiver.
INPUT
RECEIVER SELECT
SOURCE
AUDIO/VIDEO PRE-PROGRAMMED
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
SLEEP
SB ch
ANALOG
ATT
SR+
DIMMER
MIDNIGHT
SIGNAL SEL
D.ACCESS
F.AUDIO
DVD
TV
CD-R/TAPE
USB
CD
FM
DVR
CLASS
+10
MENU
TOP MENU
AM
DISC
ENTER
TV CTRL
TUNE
RECEIVER
ST
ST
T.EDIT
R
1 Make sure that the plasma display and
this receiver are switched on and that they
are connected with the SR+ cable.
See Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma
display above for more on this.
2 To switch SR+ mode on/off, press
RECEIVER, then the SR+ button.
The front panel display shows SR+ ON or OFF.
Note
1 The automatic volume muting feature is enabled separately; see SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays on page 64.
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Chapter 12:
English
Other Settings
5a.Digital Input Setup
5.Input Assign
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
2 Select ‘Input Assign’ from the System
Setup menu.
5.Input Assign
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
: Exit
:Return
• Default settings:
Coaxial - 1 – DVD
Coaxial - 2 – DVR
Optical - 1 – CD
Optical - 2 – TV
You only need to do this if you didn’t hook up
your digital equipment according to the default
settings for the digital inputs (see above). This
setting tells the receiver what digital
equipment is hooked up to which terminal so
the buttons on the remote correspond to what
you have hooked up.
1 Select ‘Digital Input’ from the Input
Assign menu.
2 Select the number of the digital input to
which you’ve connected the digital
component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the back of the receiver.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, CD, CDR, DVR or
OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign a digital input to a certain
function (for example, DVD/LD) then any
digital inputs previously assigned to that
function will automatically be switched off.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
Assigning the component video inputs
• Default settings:
Component 1 – OFF
Component 2 – OFF
Component 3 – OFF
If you used component video cords to connect
your video equipment you must tell the receiver
which device it is, or else you may see the Svideo or composite video input instead of the
component video signal. For more on this, see
Using the component video jacks on page 17.
1 Select ‘Component Input’ from the Input
Assign menu.
5. Input Assign
Español
Assigning the digital inputs
:Finish
:Return
Nederlands
System Setup
]
]
]
Italiano
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
DVD
DVR
CD
TV
[
[
[
Français
You only need to make settings in the Input
Assign menu if you didn’t hook up your digital
equipment according to the default settings for
the digital inputs, or if you have connected
equipment using component video cables.
Coaxial–1
Coaxial–2
Optical–1
Optical–2
Deutsch
The Input Assign menu
5b.Component Input
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
:Return
Component–1
Component–2
Component–3
[
[
OFF
OFF
OFF
]
]
:Finish
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2 Select the number of the component
video input to which you’ve connected your
video component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the back of the receiver.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, DVR or OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• To hear audio from your HDMI component
(through this system), you must also make
separate audio connections to the
corresponding inputs on the rear of the
receiver. For more on this, see Connecting
using HDMI on page 56.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, DVR or OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• Make sure you have connected the audio
from the component to the corresponding
inputs on the rear of the receiver.
• If you connect any source component to
the receiver using a component video
input, you should also have your TV
connected to this receiver’s component
video MONITOR output (down converting
component video is not possible after
assigning an input).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
Assigning the HDMI inputs
• Default settings:
HDMI - 1 – DVD
HDMI - 2 – TV
If you used HDMI to connect your video
equipment, you must tell the receiver which
input terminal(s) you have used, so that you
see the proper video signal when you select the
input source.
1 Select ‘HDMI Input’ from the Input Assign
menu.
5. Input Assign
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
:Return
2 Select the number of the HDMI input to
which you’ve connected your video
component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the back of the receiver.
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• If you connect any video component to the
receiver using HDMI, you should also have
your TV connected to this receiver’s HDMI
output.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
The Other Setup menu
The Other Setup menu is where you can make
customized settings to reflect how you are
using the receiver.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘Other Setup’ then press ENTER.
6.Other Setup
System Setup
1.Surr Back System
2.Auto MCACC
3.Manual MCACC
4.Manual SP Setup
5.Input Assign
6.Other Setup
: Exit
a.DRC
b.Dual
c.LFE
d.SR +
e.DVC
Setup
Mono Setup
ATT Setup
Setup
Setup
:Return
3 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:
• DRC Setup – Specify the amount of
dynamic range adjustment to Dolby Digital
or DTS soundtracks (see Dynamic Range
Control Setup on page 63).
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• SR+ Setup – Specify how you want to
control your Pioneer plasma display (SR+
Setup for Pioneer plasma displays on
page 64).
1 Select ‘Dual Mono Setup’ from the Other
Setup menu.
•
6b.Dual Mono Setup
6.Other Setup
Setup
Mono Setup
ATT Setup
Setup
Setup
Dual Mono
[ CH1
:Finish
:Return
2
• Default setting: OFF
1 Select ‘DRC Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
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.
6.Other Setup
a.DRC
b.Dual
c.LFE
d.SR +
e.DVC
6a.Dynamic Range Control
Setup
Mono Setup
ATT Setup
Setup
Setup
:Return
DRC
LFE Attenuator Setup
• Default setting: ATT 0dB
OFF
1 Select ‘LFE ATT Setup’ from the Other
Setup menu.
:Finish
6c. LFE ATT Setup
6.Other Setup
2
Español
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
Nederlands
This setting specifies the amount of dynamic
range adjustment to Dolby Digital and DTS
movie soundtracks. You may want to use this
when listening to surround sound at low
volumes.
Italiano
Dynamic Range Control Setup
Choose the setting that you want.
• CH1 – Only channel 1 is played
• CH2 – Only channel 2 is played
• CH1 CH2 – Both channels are played
through the front speakers
Français
a.DRC
b.Dual
c.LFE
d.SR +
e.DVC
• DVC Setup – Specify if you want analog
video signals converted for output to your
TV (Digital Video Converter Setup on
page 64).
4 Make the adjustments necessary for each
setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after
each screen.
Default setting: CH1
You can specify how dual mono encoded
Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks should be
played. Dual mono is not widely used, but is
sometimes necessary when two languages
need to be sent to separate channels.
Deutsch
Dual Mono Setup
English
• Dual Mono Setup – Isolate one channel
when listening to discs with dual mono
encoding (see Dual Mono Setup on
page 63).
• LFE ATT Setup – Choose the attenuator
level for the LFE channel (LFE Attenuator
Setup on page 63).
a.DRC
b.Dual
c.LFE
d.SR +
e.DVC
Choose the setting that you want.
• OFF – No dynamic range adjustment (use
when listening at higher volume).
• MAX – Dynamic range is reduced (loud
sounds are reduced in volume while
quieter sounds are increased).
• MID – Mid setting.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
Setup
Mono Setup
ATT Setup
Setup
Setup
:Return
2
LFE ATT
ATT 0dB
:Finish
Choose the setting that you want.
• ATT 0dB – No limiting (recommended)
• ATT 10dB – 10 dB of limiting
• LFE OFF – No sound from LFE channel
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3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays
Make the following settings if you have
connected a Pioneer plasma display to this
receiver using an SR+ cable. Note that the
number of settings available will depend on the
plasma display you’ve connected.
See also Using this receiver with a Pioneer
plasma display on page 59.
1 Select ‘SR+ Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
6d.SR + Setup
6.Other Setup
a.DRC
b.Dual
c.LFE
d.SR +
e.DVC
Setup
Mono Setup
ATT Setup
Setup
Setup
:Return
3 Assign any input source connected to the
plasma display to the corresponding input
number.
This matches the receiver’s input source with a
numbered video input on the plasma display.
For example, assign DVD/LD to input-2 if you
have connected your DVD video output to video
input 2 on the plasma display.
• The Monitor Out Connect should be set
to the input that you’ve used to connect
this receiver to your plasma display.
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/LD
input–1
TV/SAT
[ input–2 ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
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Digital Video Converter Setup
• Default setting: ON
The video converter allows you to see analog
video sources through all of this receiver’s
MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks. Note that the
converter gives priority to component, S-video,
then composite (in that order). See About the
video converter on page 12 for more on this.
1 Select ‘DVC Setup’ from the Other Setup
menu.
PDP Volume Control
OFF
PDP Input Select
DVD/LD
[ input–1 ]
TV/SAT
[ input–2 ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
2 Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting
you want.
• OFF – The receiver does not control the
volume of the plasma display.
• ON – When the receiver is switched to one
of the inputs that use the plasma display
(DVD/LD, or another function below), the
volume on the plasma display is muted so
only sound from the receiver is heard.
6d.SR + Setup
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
6d.SR + Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/LD
input–2
TV/SAT
[ OFF ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
6e. DVC Setup
6.Other Setup
a.DRC
b.Dual
c.LFE
d.SR +
e.DVC
Setup
Mono Setup
ATT Setup
Setup
Setup
:Return
2
DVC
ON
:Finish
Choose the setting that you want.
• ON – All analog video signals are output
from the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks.
• OFF – No conversion between video
formats.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
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Chapter 13:
• 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.
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
• Disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and insert again.
• Make sure there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel. This
could cause the receiver to shut off automatically.
The receiver suddenly switches • After about a minute (you won’t be able to switch the unit on during this time),
off and the power indicator
switch the receiver back on. If the message persists, call a Pioneer authorized
blinks.
independent service company.
No image is output when a
function is selected.
• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on page 11).
• Select the correct component (use the input select buttons).
• Check Assigning the component video inputs on page 61 to make sure you’re
assigned the correct input.
• The video input selected on the TV monitor is incorrect. Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with the TV.
No sound from subwoofer.
• Make sure the subwoofer is switched on.
• If the subwoofer has a volume knob, make sure it’s turned up.
• The Dolby Digital or DTS source you are listening to may not have an LFE channel.
• Switch the subwoofer setting in Speaker Setting on page 42 to YES or PLUS.
• Switch the LFE Attenuator Setup on page 63 to LFEATT 0 or LFEATT 10.
No sound from surround or
center speakers.
• Connect the speakers properly (refer to page 19).
• Refer to Speaker Setting on page 42 to check the speaker settings.
• Refer to Channel Level on page 43 to check the speaker levels.
No sound from surround back
speakers.
• Refer to Speaker Setting on page 42 to check the surround back speaker settings.
• Refer to Channel Level on page 43 to check the speaker levels.
• Refer to Using surround back channel processing on page 31 to make sure
surround back processing and the sound mode are set for surround back sound.
Español
• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on
page 11).
• Press MUTE on the remote control to turn muting off.
• Press SPEAKERS to select the proper speaker set (see Switching the speaker
system on page 57).
• Press SIGNAL SELECT to select the proper input signal (see Choosing the input
signal on page 33).
Nederlands
No sound is output when a
function is selected.
Italiano
Problem
Français
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is
something wrong with this component, check the points below. Take a look at the other
components and electrical appliances being used, because sometimes the problem may lie
there. If the trouble isn’t sorted out even after going through the checks below, ask your nearest
Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.
Deutsch
Troubleshooting
English
Additional information
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Problem
Remedy
The PHASE CONTROL feature • If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the
doesn’t seem to have an
lowpass cutoff is set to the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on
audible effect.
your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on 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 44).
Considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
• Connect the antenna (page 18) and adjust the position for best reception.
• Route any loose cables away from the antenna terminals and wires.
• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception, and secure to a wall
(or connect an outdoor FM antenna).
• Connect an additional internal or external AM antenna (page 18).
• Turn off equipment causing interference or move it away from the receiver (or
move antennas farther away from equipment causing noise).
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically.
• Connect an outdoor antenna (refer to page 18).
Noise during playback of a
cassette deck.
• Move the cassette deck away from your receiver, until the noise disappears.
Sound is produced from other
components, but not from LD
or DVD player.
• Set the SIGNAL SELECT to AUTO, DIGITAL or ANALOG according to the type of
connections made (refer to page 33).
• Set the digital input settings correctly (refer to page 61).
• Make digital connections (refer to page 13) and set the SIGNAL SELECT to
DIGITAL (refer to page 33).
• Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD player.
No sound is output or a noise
is output when software with
DTS is played back.
• Set the digital volume level of the player to full, or to the neutral position.
• Make sure the player’s settings are correct and/or the DTS signal out is on. Refer
to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD player.
• Set the input signal type to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 33)
During a playback search,
noise is output from a DTS
compatible CD player.
• This is not a malfunction, but be sure to turn the volume down to prevent the
output of loud noise from your speakers.
Everything seems to be set up
correctly, but the playback
sound is odd.
• Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the receiver are matched
with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on
page 19).
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
• See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8 to set up your
system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the
subwoofer output).
After using the Auto MCACC
• Low-frequency noise could have been caused by an air conditioner or motor.
Setup, the speaker size setting Switch off all appliances in the room and rerun the Auto MCACC Setup.
(LARGE or SMALL) is incorrect.
Can’t operate the remote
control.
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• Replace the batteries (refer to page 6).
• Operate within 7 m, 30° of the remote sensor (refer to page 27).
• Remove the obstacle or operate from another position.
• Avoid exposing the remote sensor on the front panel to direct light.
• Unplug anything connected to the CONTROL IN jack and use remote normally
(see Operating other Pioneer components on page 50).
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Remedy
The SR cable is connected, but
the connected components
can’t be operated with the
remote.
• Reinsert the SR cable, making sure it’s connected to the right jack (see Using this
receiver with a Pioneer plasma display on page 59).
• Make sure an analog connection has been made between the units.
• This feature only works with Pioneer products.
The display is dark or off.
• Press DIMMER on the control repeatedly to return to the default.
Can’t play audio files.
• The WMA or MPEG-4 AAC files were recorded using DRM (digital rights
management), or the bit rate/sampling rate is not compatible (see Compressed
audio compatibility on page 35). This is not a malfunction.
Italiano
HDMI
No picture or sound.
• 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.
No picture.
• Depending in the output settings of the source component, it may be outputting a
video format that can’t be displayed. Change the output settings of the source, or
connect using the component, S-video or composite jacks.
OSD does not appear.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV.
Use component, S-video, or composite connections when setting up the system.
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
• Since the HDMI audio signal is sent through this receiver to your TV, you need to
make separate connections for audio if you want to hear your HDMI component
through this system. See Connecting using HDMI on page 56 for more on this.
• If you’ve made separate connections for audio, make sure you have assigned the
analog/digital jack(s) to the corresponding HDMI input for the component. See
Assigning the HDMI inputs on page 62 to do this.
• Check the audio output settings of the source component.
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s
settings to the factory default. Use the front
panel controls to do this.
1
Switch the receiver into standby.
Español
Remedy
Nederlands
Symptom
Resetting the main unit
Français
USB ERR3 shows in the display • If this message continues to appear after going through all the checks in
when connecting a USB
Important on page 34 of USB playback, take the unit to your nearest Pioneer
device.
authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.
Deutsch
USB mass storage device is
• Try switching the receiver off, then on again.
not recognized by the receiver. • Make sure you have completely inserted the USB connector to this receiver.
• Check that the memory format is FAT16 or FAT32 (FAT12, NTFS and HFS are not
supported).
• USB devices with an internal USB hub are not supported.
English
Problem
2 While holding down the TONE button,
press and hold the  STANDBY/ON button
for about three seconds.
3 When you see RESET? appear in the
display, press ENTER.
OK? shows in the display.
4 Press SETUP to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the
receiver has been reset to the factory settings.
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Switching the speaker
impedance
We recommend using speakers of 8 Ω with
this system, but it is possible to switch the
impedance setting if you plan to use speakers
with a 6 Ω impedance rating.
• With the receiver in standby, press 
STANDBY/ON while holding down the
SPEAKERS button.
Each time you do this, you switch between the
impedance settings:
Specifications
Amplifier section
•
Continuous power output (stereo)
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 W + 100 W
(DIN 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 8 Ω)
•
Rated power output
(surround / 20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 8 Ω)
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 W per channel
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 W
Surround. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 W per channel
Surround Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 W per channel
• SP 6 OHM – Use this setting if your
speakers are rated at 6 Ω.
•
• SP 8 OHM – Use this setting if your
speakers are rated at 8 Ω or more.
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 W per channel
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 W
Surround. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 W per channel
Surround Back . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 W per channel
Rated power output
(surround / 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 8 Ω)
Changing the TV format setting
Audio section
If the System Setup menu is not displayed
correctly, it may be that the TV system is set
incorrectly for your country or region.
•
• With the receiver in standby, press 
STANDBY/ON while holding down the
SIGNAL SELECT button.
The display shows the new setting (PAL or
NTSC).
•
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
CD, DVR/VCR, CD-R/TAPE/MD,
DVD/LD, TV/SAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 mV/47 kΩ
Frequency response
CD, DVR/VCR, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/LD,
TV/SAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 100 000 Hz
•
dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
DVR/VCR REC, CD-R/TAPE/
MD REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mV/2.2 kΩ
•
Tone control
Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .±6 dB (100 Hz)
Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .±6 dB (10 kHz)
Loudness . . . . . . +10 dB/+5 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
(at volume level –50 dB)
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio DIN (Continuous
rated power output / 50 mW)
CD, DVR/VCR, CD-R/TAPE/MD,
DVD/LD, TV/SAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 dB/64 dB
Video Section
•
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
DVR/VCR, DVD/LD, TV/SAT................ 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
•
Output (Level/Impedance)
DVR/VCR, MONITOR OUT.................. 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
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Additional information
•
Frequency response
Component video section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup). . . . . . . . . 1
Dry cell batteries (AA size IEC R6) . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
These operating instructions
DVD/LD, TV/SAT, DVR/VCR................ 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
•
Output (Level/Impedance)
MONITOR OUT.................................... 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Frequency response
DVD/LD, TV/SAT,
DVR/VCR  MONITOR ..... 5 Hz to 40 MHz dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio.................................... 60 dB
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range. . . . . . . . . 531 kHz to 1602 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna). . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Signal-to-Noise Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop antenna
Miscellaneous
Power requirements
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AC 220 V to 230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395 W
In standby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 W
Dimensions
. . . . . . 420 (W) mm x 158 (H) mm x 352.5 (D) mm
Weight (without package). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.8 kg
Español
AM Tuner Section
Nederlands
Handle the power cord by the plug. 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 an
electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of
furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it
with other cords. The power cords should be
routed such that they are not likely to be
stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause
a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find
it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer
authorized service center or your dealer for a
replacement.
Italiano
Frequency Range................ 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity ...................Mono:13.2 dBf, IHF
(1.3 µV/ 75 Ω)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity..............Mono: 20.2 dB
Stereo: 38.6 dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio...... Mono: 73 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo: 70 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion.............................. Stereo: 0.5 % (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity ...................... 60 dB
(400 kHz)
Stereo Separation .............................40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response .................... 30 Hz to 15 kHz
(±1 dB)
Antenna Input (DIN) .................. 75 Ω unbalanced
Power cord caution
Français
•
Note
• Specifications and the design are subject
to possible modifications without notice,
due to improvements.
Deutsch
•
Furnished Parts
English
DVR/VCR, DVD/LD,
TV/SAT  MONITOR. . . . . . 5 Hz to 7 MHz dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
Crosstalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
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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.
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