ONKYO TX-SR8440, TX-SR404, TX-SR304, TX-SR304E User manual

ONKYO TX-SR8440, TX-SR404, TX-SR304, TX-SR304E User manual
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Contents
Introduction ..................................... 2
AV Receiver
HT-R508
Connection .................................... 15
Turning On & First Time Setup..... 32
Instruction Manual
Basic Operation
Playing your AV components ....... 38
Listening to the Radio .................. 40
Enjoying the Listening Modes ..... 46
Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo AV Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new AV Receiver.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Advanced Operation ..................... 51
Troubleshooting ............................ 61
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING
TO
QUALIFIED
SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
WARNING
AVIS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
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.
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.
Important Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
2
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, PORTABLE CART WARNING
tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
S3125A
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
15. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the apparatus,
C. If the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
water,
D. If the apparatus does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the apparatus to its normal operation,
E. If the apparatus has been dropped or damaged in
any way, and
F. When the apparatus exhibits a distinct change in
performance this indicates a need for service.
16. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the apparatus
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
Don’t put candles or other burning objects on top of
this unit.
17. Batteries
Always consider the environmental issues and follow local regulations when disposing of batteries.
18. If you install the apparatus in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or rack, ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
Leave 20 cm (8") of free space at the top and sides
and 10 cm (4") at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf
or board above the apparatus shall be set 10 cm (4")
away from the rear panel or wall, creating a flue-like
gap for warm air to escape.
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Precautions
1. Recording Copyright—Unless it’s for personal use
only, recording copyrighted material is illegal without the permission of the copyright holder.
2. AC Fuse—The AC fuse inside the unit is not userserviceable. If you cannot turn on the unit, contact
your Onkyo dealer.
3. Care—Occasionally you should dust the unit all
over with a soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft
cloth dampened with a weak solution of mild detergent and water. Dry the unit immediately afterwards
with a clean cloth. Don’t use abrasive cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other chemical solvents, because
they may damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.
4. Power
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country.
Make sure that the voltage in your area meets the
voltage requirements printed on the unit’s rear panel
(e.g., AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz).
The power cord plug is used to disconnect this unit
from the AC power source. Make sure that the plug
is readily operable (easily accessible) at all times.
Pressing the [STANDBY/ON] button to select
Standby mode does not fully shutdown the unit. If
you do not intend to use the unit for an extended
period, remove the power cord from the AC outlet.
5. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands—Never
handle this unit or its power cord while your hands
are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets
inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo
dealer.
6. Handling Notes
• If you need to transport this unit, use the original
packaging to pack it how it was when you originally bought it.
• Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this unit
for a long time, because they may leave marks on
the case.
• This unit’s top and rear panels may get warm
after prolonged use. This is normal.
• If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may
not work properly the next time you turn it on, so
be sure to use it occasionally.
For British models
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 wires in the 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
apparatus 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.
IMPORTANT
The plug is fitted with an appropriate fuse. If the fuse
needs to be replaced, the replacement fuse must
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362 and have the same
ampere rating as that indicated on the plug. Check for
the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.
If the power cord’s plug is not suitable for your socket
outlets, cut it off and fit a suitable plug. Fit a suitable
fuse in the plug.
For European Models
Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
ELECTRONICS GmbH
LIEGNITZERSTRASSE 6,
82194 GROEBENZELL,
GERMANY
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product
described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the
corresponding
technical standards such as EN60065,
EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
GROEBENZELL, GERMANY
K. MIYAGI
ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH
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Supplied Accessories
Surround Back
Right
Surround Back
Right
Zone 2
Right
Zone 2
Right
Center
Surround Back
Right
Surround Back
Right
Zone 2
Right
Zone 2
Right
Center
Surround
Right
Surround
Right
Surround Back
Left
Surround Back
Left
Zone 2
Left
Zone 2
Left
Surround
Right
Surround
Right
Center
Surround
Left
Surround
Left
Surround
Left
Surround
Left
Surround Back
Left
Surround Back
Left
Zone 2
Left
Zone 2
Left
Front
Right
Front
Right
SP-B / Zone 2
Right
SP-B / Zone 2
Right
Front
Right
Front
Right
SP-B / Zone 2
Right
SP-B / Zone 2
Right
1
Center
Front
Left
Front
Left
SP-B / Zone 2
Left
SP-B / Zone 2
Left
Front
Left
Front
Left
SP-B / Zone 2
Left
SP-B / Zone 2
Left
Make sure you have the following accessories:
2
3
Speaker Cable
Remote controller and two batteries (AA/R6)
Speaker cable labels
* In catalogs and on packaging, the letter at the end of the
product name indicates the color. Specifications and operation are the same regardless of color.
Indoor FM antenna
AM loop antenna
Speaker setup microphone
Speaker terminal tool
Power-plug adapter
Only supplied in certain countries. Use this adapter if
your AC outlet does not match with the plug on the AV
receiver’s power cord. (Adapter varies from country to
country.)
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Contents
Introduction
Important Safety Instructions ....................2
Precautions .................................................3
Supplied Accessories.................................4
Features .......................................................6
Getting to Know the AV Receiver ..............7
Remote Controller.....................................10
Basic Operation
Playing Your AV Components ................ 38
Basic AV Receiver Operation ..................... 38
Using the Multichannel DVD Input.............. 39
Displaying Source Information.................... 39
Listening to the Radio.............................. 40
Listening to AM/FM Stations....................... 40
Presetting AM/FM Stations ......................... 41
Using RDS .................................................. 42
Common Functions.................................. 44
Connection
Connecting Your Speakers ......................15
Connecting Antennas ...............................18
Connecting Your Components ................20
About AV Connections ................................20
Connecting Audio and Video Signals
to the AV Receiver ....................................21
Which Connections Should I Use?..............21
TV or Projector ..........................................22
DVD player .................................................23
Components with HDMI ..............................25
VCR or DVD Recorder for Playback ...........26
VCR or DVD Recorder for Recording..........27
Camcorder, Games Console,
or Other Device.........................................27
Satellite, Cable, Set-top box,
or Other Video Source ..............................28
CD Player or Turntable................................29
RI Dock........................................................30
Cassette, CDR, MiniDisc,
or DAT Recorder.......................................30
Connecting Onkyo
Components..........31
Connecting the Power Cord ........................31
Setting the Display Brightness.................... 44
Adjusting the Bass and Treble.................... 44
Muting the AV Receiver .............................. 44
Using the Sleep Timer ................................ 45
Using Headphones ..................................... 45
Adjusting Speaker Levels ........................... 45
Enjoying the Listening Modes
Using the Listening Modes...................... 46
Selecting Listening Modes.......................... 46
About the Listening Modes ......................... 47
Using the Late Night Function
(Dolby Digital only) ................................... 49
Using the CinemaFILTER........................... 49
Using the Audio Adjust Settings ................. 49
Advanced Operation
Recording.................................................. 51
Advanced Setup ....................................... 52
Advanced Speaker Settings ....................... 52
Digital Input Signal Formats ....................... 57
Correcting Sound and Picture Sync ........... 57
Turning On & First Time Setup
Turning On the AV Receiver ....................32
First Time Setup ........................................33
Automatic Speaker Setup
(Audyssey 2EQ)........................................33
HDMI Input Setup........................................36
Digital Audio Input Setup.............................37
Changing the Input Display .........................37
Controlling Other Components............... 58
Entering Remote Control Codes................. 58
Remote Control Codes for Onkyo
Components Connected via
.............. 59
Resetting REMOTE MODE Buttons ........... 59
Resetting the Remote Controller ................ 59
Troubleshooting ....................................... 61
If you can’t resolve an issue, try resetting the AV
receiver by holding down the [VCR/DVR] button
and pressing the [STANDBY/ON] button.
Specifications ........................................... 64
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Features
Amplifier
• 5-channel amplifier
• 110 watts per channel rms into 8 ohms, 2 channels
driven at 1 kHz, less than 0.9% total harmonic distortion (FTC rating)
• WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
• Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
• Audyssey 2EQ room correction*1
*1
Manufactured under license from Audyssey Laboratories.
U.S. and foreign patents pending. Audyssey 2EQ is a trademark of Audyssey Laboratories.
*2
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Processing
Dolby*2 Digital
DTS, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24*3
Theater-Dimensional*4 virtual surround sound
Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converters on all
channels
• Pure Audio listening mode
• Powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP processing
•
•
•
•
*3
“DTS” and “Neo: 6” are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
“96/24” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
*4
Theater-Dimensional is a trademark of Onkyo Corporation.
Audio/Video
• 2 HDMI*5 inputs, 1 output
• Adjustable crossover (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150,
200 Hz)
• HDTV-capable component video (3 inputs, 1 output)
• 3 S-Video inputs, 2 outputs
• 4 assignable digital inputs (2 optical, 2 coaxial)
• Subwoofer pre out
• Color-coded 5.1 multichannel input for use with Super
Audio CD and DVD-Audio
• Color-coded speaker terminal posts
Tuner
• 40 radio presets
• AM/FM auto tuning
• RDS (Radio Data System)
Remote Controller
• Preprogrammed for use with other AV components
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*5
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing, LLC. This unit incorporates HDMI technology.
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Getting to Know the AV Receiver
Front Panel
1
3
2
4
5
6
7
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
PURE AUDIO
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
8
9
JK
L
M N
OPQ R S T
U
For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.
A STANDBY/ON button (32)
Sets the AV receiver to On or Standby.
B STANDBY indicator (32)
Lights up when the AV receiver is on Standby and
flashes while a signal is being received from the
remote controller.
C Remote-control sensor (14)
Receives control signals from the remote controller.
D Display
See “Display” on page 8.
E Input selector buttons (38)
Select the input sources.
The [MULTI CH] button selects the multichannel
DVD input.
F Arrow/TUNING/PRESET and ENTER buttons
When the tuner is selected, the TUNING [ ] [ ]
buttons are used for radio tuning, and the PRESET
[ ] [ ] buttons are used to select radio presets
(see page 41). With the setup menus, they work as
arrow buttons and are used to select and set items.
The ENTER button is also used with the setup
menus.
G MASTER VOLUME control (38)
Sets the volume of the AV receiver to MIN, 1
through 79, or MAX.
H PHONES jack (45)
This 1/4-inch phone jack is for connecting a standard pair of stereo headphones for private listening.
I PURE AUDIO button and indicator (46)
Selects the Pure Audio listening mode. The indicator lights up when this mode is selected.
J DISPLAY button (39)
Displays various information about the currently
selected input source.
K DIGITAL INPUT button (37, 57)
Used to assign the digital inputs and to specify the
format of digital input signals.
L TONE, [–], and [+] buttons (44)
Used to adjust the bass and treble.
M STEREO button (46)
Selects the Stereo listening mode.
N LISTENING MODE [ ]/[ ] buttons (46)
Select the listening modes.
O RT/PTY/TP button (43)
Used with RDS (Radio Data System). See “Using
RDS” on page 42.
P MEMORY button (41)
Used when storing or deleting radio presets.
Q TUNING MODE button (40)
Selects the Auto or Manual tuning mode for AM
and FM radio.
R SETUP button
Used to access the setup menus.
S SETUP MIC (34)
The automatic speaker setup microphone connects
here.
T RETURN button
Selects the previously displayed setup menu.
U AUX INPUT (27, 51)
Used to connect a camcorder, games console, and so
on. There are jacks for composite video and analog
audio.
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Getting to Know the AV Receiver—Continued
Display
1
2
5
For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.
1 MUTING indicator (44)
Flashes while the AV receiver is muted.
2 Input signal format indicators
Show the audio signal format of the current input
source.
3 Listening mode indicators (47)
Show the selected listening mode.
4 Radio indicators
FM STEREO (40): Lights up when tuned to a stereo FM station.
RDS (42): Lights up when tuned to a radio station
that supports RDS (Radio Data System).
AUTO (40): For AM and FM radio, lights up when
Auto Tuning mode is selected, and disappears when
Manual Tuning mode is selected.
TUNED (40): Lights up when tuned to a radio station.
5 SLEEP indicator (45)
Lights up when the Sleep function has been set.
6 Message area
Displays various information about the selected
input source.
7 Audyssey indicator (33)
Lights up during automatic speaker setup.
8
3
6
7
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Getting to Know the AV Receiver—Continued
Rear Panel
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
HDMI
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
ANTENNA
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
FRONT
SPEAKERS
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
L
R
R
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
V
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
8
CD
TAPE
9 J
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
PRE OUT
SUB
WOOFER
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
K
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
L
A DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1, 2 and COAXIAL 1, 2
These optical and coaxial digital audio inputs are
for connecting components with optical or coaxial
digital audio outputs, such as CD and DVD players.
B HDMI IN 1, 2, and OUT
These jacks are for connecting HDMI-compatible
components. Audio and video signals received by
the HDMI IN jacks pass through to the HDMI OUT
jack.
C COMPONENT VIDEO
A DVD player, TV, or other component that supports component video can be connected here.
D AM ANTENNA
These push terminals are for connecting an AM
antenna.
M
J TAPE IN/OUT
This analog audio input and output are for connecting a recorder with an analog audio input and output, such as a cassette deck, MD recorder, etc.
K VCR/DVR IN/OUT and CBL/SAT IN
The VCR/DVR inputs and outputs can be used to
connect a VCR or DVR (digital video recorder).
The CBL/SAT inputs can be used to connect a
cable/satellite receiver, set-top box, etc.
L DVD IN
These jacks can be used to connect a DVD player
with an analog multichannel audio output for SACD
and DVD-Audio playback.
M SUBWOOFER PRE OUT
A powered subwoofer can be connected here.
E FM ANTENNA
This jack is for connecting an FM antenna.
F MONITOR OUT
The S-Video or composite video output should be
connected to a video input on your TV or projector.
G FRONT SPEAKERS, SURROUND
SPEAKERS, and CENTER SPEAKER
These terminal posts are for connecting speakers.
H
REMOTE CONTROL
This
Remote Interactive jack can be connected
to the
jack on another
-capable Onkyo component. To use
, you must make an analog audio
connection (RCA) between the AV receiver and the
other component, even if they are connected digitally.
I CD IN
This analog audio input is for connecting a CD
player’s analog audio output.
See pages 15–31 for hookup information.
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Remote Controller
Using the Remote Controller
RECEIVER/TAPE Mode
Including the AV receiver, the remote controller can be
used to control up to seven different components. The
remote controller has a specific operating mode for use
with each type of component. Modes are selected by
using the six REMOTE MODE buttons.
■ RECEIVER/TAPE Mode
In RECEIVER/TAPE mode, you can control
the AV receiver and an Onkyo cassette
recorder connected via
.
RECEIVER/TAPE mode is used to control the AV
receiver. It can also be used to control an Onkyo cassette
recorder connected via
.
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
1
RECEIVER
DVD
RECEIVER
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
TAPE/AMP
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
2
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
■ DVD and CD/MD/CDR/DOCK
DVD
Modes
With these modes, you can control a DVD
M D/CDR
CD
player and CD player, MD recorder, CDR,
DOCK
or RI dock. By entering the appropriate
remote control code, you can control Onkyo
components or components made by other manufacturers (see page 58).
3
1
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
10
+10
J
VCR
CD
11
12
0
CLR
D TUN
4
TV
CABLE
SAT
ENT
--/---
DIMMER
TV
VOL
SLEEP
CH
DISC
ALBUM
K
VOL
L
INPUT
■ TV, VCR and SAT/CABLE Modes
With these modes, you can control a TV,
VCR, and satellite or cable receiver. You
must enter the appropriate remote control
code first (see page 58).
2
GUIDE
TOP MENU
TV
VCR
PREVIOUS
MENU
M
3
MUTING
5
CABLE
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
SAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
N
6
SETUP
1
REMOTE MODE
RECEIVER
Press one of the REMOTE MODE
buttons to select a mode.
RETURN
4
DVD
TAPE/AMP
M D/CDR
7
CD
DOCK
8
TV
9
VCR
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
VCR
O
P
CABLE
SAT
RC-681M
2
Use the buttons supported by
that mode to control the component.
RECEIVER/TAPE mode:
see right column
DVD mode:
see page 12
CD/MD/CDR/DOCK mode:
see page 13
TV, VCR, SAT/CABLE modes:
see page 60
Note:
Some of the remote controller operations described in
this manual may not work as expected with other components.
10
Buttons 1, 2, 3, and 4 are used when the TUNER
or TAPE input is selected.
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Remote Controller—Continued
For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.
A STANDBY/ON button (32)
Sets the AV receiver to On or Standby.
■ Buttons used when the TUNER input is
selected
To select the Tuner (AM/FM) as the input
source, press:
B INPUT SELECTOR buttons (38)
Used to select the input sources.
RECEIVER
8
TUNER
C MULTI CH button (39)
Selects the multichannel DVD input.
D DIMMER button (44)
Adjusts the display brightness.
E Arrow [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ] and ENTER buttons
Used to select and adjust settings.
F SETUP button
Used to access the setup menus.
G LISTENING MODE buttons (46)
Used to select the listening modes. These buttons
work in all remote controller modes.
STEREO button
Selects the Stereo listening mode.
SURROUND button
Selects the Dolby and DTS listening modes.
[ ]/[ ] buttons
Used to select the available listening modes.
1 Number, D TUN, and ENT buttons (41)
Used to select AM and FM radio stations directly.
2 CH +/– button (41)
Used to select radio presets.
3 Arrow [ ]/[ ] buttons
For AM and FM, the Up and Down [
tons are used for tuning.
]/[
] but-
■ Buttons used when the TAPE input is
selected
To select your Cassette deck as the input
source, press:
RECEIVER
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TAPE
H TEST TONE, CH SEL, LEVEL-, and LEVEL+
buttons (45, 55)
Used to adjust the level of each speaker.
I DISPLAY button (39)
Displays various information about the selected
input source.
J REMOTE MODE buttons (10)
Used to select the remote controller modes. When a
remote controller button is pressed, the REMOTE
MODE button for the currently selected mode lights
up.
K SLEEP button (45)
Used with the Sleep function.
L VOL [ ]/[ ] button (38)
4 Playback buttons
On twin cassette decks, only deck B can be controlled.
Play [ ] button
Starts playback.
Stop [ ] button
Stops playback.
Reverse Play [ ] button
Starts reverse playback.
Rewind and FF [ ]/[ ] buttons
The Rewind [ ] button starts rewind. The FF
[ ] button starts fast forward.
Adjusts the volume of the AV receiver regardless of
the currently selected remote controller mode.
M MUTING button (44)
Mutes or unmutes the AV receiver.
N RETURN button
Selects the previously displayed setup menu.
O CINE FLTR button (49)
Used with the CinemaFILTER function.
P L NIGHT button (49)
Used with the Late Night function.
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Remote Controller—Continued
A STANDBY/ON button
DVD Mode
Sets the DVD player to On or Standby.
By default, the remote controller is set to control an
Onkyo DVD player.
To select your DVD player as the input source, press:
RECEIVER
or
6
DVD
B Number buttons
Used to enter title, chapter, and track numbers and
times for locating specific points.
C DISC +/– button
Selects discs on a DVD changer.
5
D TOP MENU button
MULTI CH
Selects a DVD’s top menu.
E Arrow [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ] and ENTER buttons
Used to navigate DVD menus and the DVD player’s
onscreen setup menus.
F SETUP button
STANDBY/ON
Used to access the DVD player’s onscreen setup
menus.
REMOTE MODE
1
DVD
RECEIVER
DVD
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
2
1
2
CD
3
DOCK
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
10
+10
Selects subtitles.
12
CABLE
SAT
ENT
--/---
DIMMER
TV
VOL
I AUDIO button
VCR
CLR
D TUN
H SUBTITLE button
TV
CD
11
0
K
SLEEP
CH
DISC
ALBUM
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
4
L
MUTING
5
Selects foreign language soundtracks and audio formats (e.g., Dolby Digital or DTS).
J DISPLAY button
Displays information about the current disc, title,
chapter, or track, including elapsed time, remaining
time, total time, and so on.
VOL
INPUT
3
G Playback buttons
From left to right: Pause, Play, Stop, Fast Reverse,
Fast Forward, Previous, and Next.
M D/CDR
K CLR button
Cancels functions and clears entered numbers.
L MENU button
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
Displays a DVD’s menu.
PLAYLIST/CAT
M
6
SETUP
RETURN
M RETURN button
Exits the DVD player’s onscreen setup menus.
N RANDOM button
7
Used with the random playback function.
O REPEAT button
Used with the repeat playback functions.
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
8
9
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
J
DISPLAY
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
PLAY MODE
VCR
RC-681M
12
N
O
P
P VCR, DVD, and HDD buttons
Q
Q PLAY MODE button
Used to select VCR, HDD (hard disk drive), or
DVD playback on a VCR/DVD recorder with a
built-in hard disk drive.
Selects play modes on components with selectable
play modes.
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Remote Controller—Continued
A STANDBY/ON button
CD/MD/CDR/DOCK Mode
Sets the component to On or Standby.
By default, the remote controller is set to control an
Onkyo CD player.
To select the input source, press:
9
CD player
MD or CD recorder
7
7
Selects discs on a CD changer, or the next or previous album on an HDD-compatible component connected to an RI Dock.
D TOP MENU button
TAPE
Works as a Mode button when used with a DS-A2
RI Dock.
RI Dock
2
or
TAPE
Used to enter track numbers and times for locating
specific points on CD/MD players.
C DISC/ALBUM +/– button
CD
RECEIVER
B Number buttons
CBL/SAT
* If you’re using an MD, CDR, or an RI Dock, you must
change the Input Display (see page 37).
E Arrow [ ]/[ ] and ENTER buttons
Used to navigate menus on an HDD-compatible
component connected to an RI Dock.
F Playback buttons
From left to right: Pause, Play, Stop, Fast Reverse,
Fast Forward, Previous and Next.
STANDBY/ON
DVD
RECEIVER
M D/CDR
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
2
G DISPLAY button
REMOTE MODE
1
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
M D/CDR
CD
3
CD
DOCK
DOCK
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
CD
10
11
TV
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
TV
CH
Cancels functions and clears entered numbers on a
CD player or MD/CD recorder.
CABLE
SAT
8
ENT
3
H CLR button
VCR
12
+10
I MENU button
Used to navigate menus on an HDD-compatible
component connected to an RI Dock.
VOL
INPUT
4
5
Displays information about the current disc or track
on a CD player or MD/CD recorder, including
elapsed time, remaining time, total time, and so on.
On an HDD-compatible component connected to an
RI Dock, it turns on the back light for 30 seconds.
J PLAYLIST [ ]/[ ] buttons
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
9
J
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
Selects the previous or next playlist on an HDDcompatible component connected to an RI Dock.
K RANDOM button
Used with the random/shuffle playback function.
PLAYLIST/CAT
L REPEAT button
SETUP
Used with the repeat playback functions.
RETURN
M PLAY MODE button
6
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
7
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
K
L
Used to select play modes on components with
selectable play modes.
Works as a Resume button when used with a DS-A2
RI Dock.
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
VCR
M
RC-681M
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Remote Controller—Continued
Installing the Batteries
1
To open the battery compartment, press
the small hollow and slide open the cover.
Aiming the Remote Controller
When using the remote controller, point it toward the AV
receiver’s remote control sensor, as shown below.
Remote control sensor
AV receiver
STANDBY indicator
2
3
Insert the two supplied batteries (AA/R6)
in accordance with the polarity diagram
inside the battery compartment.
Slide the cover shut.
Notes:
• If the remote controller doesn’t work reliably, try
replacing the batteries.
• Don’t mix new and old batteries or different types of
batteries.
• If you intend not to use the remote controller for a long
time, remove the batteries to prevent damage from
leakage or corrosion.
• Expired batteries should be removed as soon as possible to prevent damage from leakage or corrosion.
14
Approx. 16 ft.
(5 m)
Notes:
• The remote controller may not work reliably if the AV
receiver is subjected to bright light, such as direct sunlight or inverter-type fluorescent lights. Keep this in
mind when installing.
• If another remote controller of the same type is used in
the same room, or the AV receiver is installed close to
equipment that uses infrared rays, the remote controller may not work reliably.
• Don’t put anything on top of the remote controller,
such as a book or magazine, because a button may be
pressed continuously, thereby draining the batteries.
• The remote controller may not work reliably if the AV
receiver is installed in a rack behind colored glass
doors. Keep this in mind when installing.
• The remote controller will not work if there’s an obstacle between it and the AV receiver’s remote control
sensor.
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Connecting Your Speakers
Enjoying Home Theater
Thanks to the AV receiver’s superb capabilities, you can enjoy surround sound with a real sense of movement in your
own home—just like being in a movie theater or concert hall. You can enjoy DVDs featuring DTS and Dolby Digital.
With analog and digital TV, you can enjoy Dolby Pro Logic II and Onkyo’s own DSP surround listening modes.
Front left and right speakers
These output the overall sound. Their role
in a home theater is to provide a solid
anchor for the sound image. They should
be positioned facing the listener at about
ear level, and equally spaced from the TV.
Angle them inward slightly so as to create
a triangle, with the listener at the apex.
Center speaker
This speaker enhances the front left and right speakers,
making sound movements distinct and providing a full
sound image. For movies it’s used mainly for dialog.
Position it close to your TV facing forward at about ear
level, or at the same height as the front left and right
speakers.
Subwoofer
The subwoofer handles the bass sounds
of the LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) channel. The volume and quality of the bass
output from your subwoofer will depend on
its position, the shape of your listening
room, and your listening position. In general, a good bass sound can be obtained
by installing the subwoofer in a front corner, or at one-third the way along the wall,
as shown.
Corner
Tip: To find the best position for your subwoofer, while playing a movie or some
music with good bass, experiment by placing your subwoofer at various positions
within the room, and choose the one that
provides the most satisfying results.
1/3 wall
length
Surround left and right speakers
These speakers are used for precise sound positioning and to add realistic ambience.
Position them at the sides of the listener, or slightly behind, about 2–3 feet (60–100 cm)
above ear level. Ideally they should be equally spaced from the listener.
Speaker Configuration
For the best surround-sound experience, you should connect five speakers and a powered subwoofer.
The following table shows which channels you should use based on the number of speakers that you have.
Number of speakers:
2
3
4
5
Front left
✓
✓
✓
✓
Front right
✓
✓
✓
✓
Surround left
✓
✓
Surround right
✓
✓
Center
✓
✓
No matter how many speakers you use, a powered subwoofer is recommended for a really powerful and solid
bass.
Before using the AV receiver, you must do the automatic
speaker setup (see page 33).
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Connecting Your Speakers—Continued
Speaker Connection Precautions
Read the following before connecting your speakers:
• You can connect speakers with an impedance of
between 8 and 16 ohms. If you use speakers with a
lower impedance, and use the amplifier at high volume
levels for a long period of time, the built-in amp protection circuit may be activated.
• Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet before
making any connections.
• Read the instructions supplied with your speakers.
• Pay close attention to speaker wiring polarity. In other
words, connect positive (+) terminals to only positive
(+) terminals, and negative (–) terminals to only negative (–) terminals. If you get them the wrong way
around, the sound will be out of phase and will sound
unnatural.
• Unnecessarily long or very thin speaker cables may
affect the sound quality and should be avoided.
• Be careful not to short the
positive and negative wires.
Doing so may damage the AV
receiver.
• Don’t connect more than one
cable to each speaker terminal. Doing so may damage the
AV receiver.
• Don’t connect a speaker to several terminals.
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Attaching the Speaker Labels
The AV receiver’s positive (+) speaker terminals are
color-coded for ease of identification. (The negative (–)
speaker terminals are all black.)
Speaker terminal
Color
Front left
White
Front right
Red
Center
Green
Surround left
Blue
Surround right
Gray
The supplied speaker labels are also color-coded and you
should attach them to the positive (+) side of each
speaker cable in accordance with the above table. All you
need to do then is to match the color of each label to the
corresponding speaker terminal.
Using the Speaker Terminal Tool
The supplied speaker terminal tool makes it easy to
tighten and loosen the speaker terminals. (In Europe,
using banana plugs to connect speakers to an audio
amplifier is prohibited.)
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Connecting Your Speakers—Continued
Connecting Speakers
Connecting a Powered Subwoofer
Using a suitable cable, connect the AV receiver’s SUBWOOFER PRE OUT to the input on your powered subwoofer. If your subwoofer is unpowered and you’re
using an external amplifier, connect the SUBWOOFER
PRE OUT to it’s input.
1
Strip 5/8" (15 mm) of insulation from the ends of the
speaker cables, and twist
the bare wires tightly, as
shown.
2
Unscrew the terminal. Fully insert the bare wire,
making sure that it’s touching the threaded shaft
in the center. Screw the terminal tight.
5/8" (15 mm)
Note:
Make sure the plugs are pushed in all the way.
The following illustration shows which speaker should be connected to each pair of terminals.
Surround
right speaker
Surround
left speaker
Front right
speaker
Front left
speaker
Center
speaker
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FRONT
SPEAKERS
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
R
IN 2
HDMI
IN 1
OUT
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
FRONT
SPEAKERS
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
L
R
R
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
SURROUND CENTER
PRE OUT
SUB
WOOFER
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
Powered
subwoofer
LINE INPUT
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Connecting Antennas
This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor
FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect
commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas.
The AV receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without
any antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna
to use the tuner.
AM antenna push terminals
FM antenna jack
The supplied indoor AM loop antenna is for indoor use
only.
1
Assemble the AM loop antenna, inserting
the tabs into the base, as shown.
2
Connect both wires of the AM loop
antenna to the AM push terminals, as
shown.
(The antenna’s wires are not polarity sensitive, so
they can be connected either way around).
Make sure that the wires are attached securely and
that the push terminals are gripping the bare
wires, not the insulation.
ANTENNA
OUT
AM
OUT
FM 75
OUT
OUT
OUT
Connecting the Indoor FM Antenna
The supplied indoor FM antenna is for indoor use only.
1
Connecting the AM Loop Antenna
Attach the FM antenna, as shown.
FM 75
Insert the plug fully
into the jack.
Once your AV receiver is ready for use, you’ll
need to tune into an FM radio station and adjust
the position of the FM antenna to achieve the best
possible reception.
2
Use thumbtacks or something similar to
fix the FM antenna into position.
Thumbtacks, etc.
Push
Insert wire
Release
Once your AV receiver is ready for use, you’ll
need to tune into an AM radio station and adjust
the position of the AM antenna to achieve the best
possible reception.
Keep the antenna as far away as possible from
your AV receiver, TV, speaker cables, and power
cords.
If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied
indoor AM loop antenna, try using it with a commercially available outdoor AM antenna (see page 19).
Caution: Be careful that you don’t injure yourself
when using thumbtacks.
If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied
indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead (see page 19).
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Connecting Antennas—Continued
Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna
Connecting an Outdoor AM Antenna
If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied
indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead.
If good reception cannot be achieved using the supplied
AM loop antenna, an outdoor AM antenna can be used in
addition to the loop antenna, as shown.
Outdoor antenna
FM 75
Insulated antenna cable
AM loop antenna
Notes:
• Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable
results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an
attic or loft.
• For best results, install the outdoor FM antenna well
away from tall buildings, preferably with a clear line
of sight to your local FM transmitter.
• Outdoor antenna should be located away from possible noise sources, such as neon signs, busy roads, etc.
• For safety reasons, outdoor antenna should be situated
well away from power lines and other high-voltage
equipment.
• Outdoor antenna must be grounded in accordance
with local regulations to prevent electrical shock hazards.
Outdoor AM antennas work best when installed horizontally outside, but good results can sometimes be obtained
indoors by mounting horizontally above a window. Note
that the AM loop antenna should be left connected.
Outdoor antenna must be grounded in accordance with
local regulations to prevent electrical shock hazards.
■ Using a TV/FM Antenna Splitter
It’s best not to use the same antenna for both FM and TV
reception, as this can cause interference problems. If circumstances demand it, use a TV/FM antenna splitter, as
shown.
TV/FM antenna splitter
To AV receiver
To TV (or VCR)
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Connecting Your Components
AV Connection Color Coding
About AV Connections
RCA-type AV connections are usually color coded: red,
white, and yellow. Use red plugs to connect right-channel audio inputs and outputs (typically labeled “R”). Use
white plugs to connect left-channel audio inputs and outputs (typically labeled “L”). And use yellow plugs to
connect composite video inputs and outputs.
• Before making any AV connections, read the manuals
supplied with your other AV components.
• Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed
and double-checked all AV connections.
Optical Digital Jacks
Left (white)
The AV receiver’s optical digital jacks have shutter-type
covers that open when an optical plug is inserted and
close when it’s removed. Push plugs in all the way.
Analog audio
Right (red)
(Yellow)
Caution: To prevent shutter damage, hold the optical
plug straight when inserting and removing.
Left (white)
Right (red)
Composite video
• Push plugs in all the way to make
good connections (loose connections can cause noise or malfunctions).
• To prevent interference, keep
audio and video cables away from
power cords and speaker cables.
(Yellow)
Right!
Wrong!
AV Cables and Jacks
Video
Cable
Component
video cable
Jack
Y
Y
PB
PB
PR
PR
Description
Y
CB/PB
CR/PR
Component video separates the luminance (Y) and
color difference signals (PR, PB), providing the best
picture quality. (Some TV manufacturers label their
component video jacks slightly differently.)
S-Video cable
S
S-Video separates the luminance and color signals
and provides better picture quality than composite
video.
Composite
video cable
V
Composite video is commonly used on TVs, VCRs,
and other video equipment. Use only dedicated
composite video cables.
Audio
Cable
Jack
Optical digital
audio cable
OPTICAL
Coaxial digital
audio cable
COAXIAL
Analog audio
cable (RCA)
L
R
Multichannel
analog audio
cable (RCA)
Note: The AV receiver does not support SCART connections.
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Description
This offers the best sound quality and allows you to
enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS. The audio quality is
the same as for coaxial.
This offers the best sound quality and allows you to
enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS. The audio quality is
the same as for optical.
This cable carries analog audio. It’s the most common connection format for analog audio and can be
found on virtually all AV components.
This cable carries multichannel analog audio and is
typically used to connect DVD players with a 5.1channel analog audio output. Several standard analog audio cables can be used instead of a multichannel cable.
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting Audio and Video Signals to the AV Receiver
By connecting both the audio and video outputs of your DVD player and other AV components to the AV receiver, you
can switch the audio and video signals simultaneously simply by changing the input source on the AV receiver.
: Signal Flow
Video
Video
Audio
Audio
Speakers (see page 17 for hookup
details)
TV, projector,
etc.
DVD player, etc.
Which Connections Should I Use?
The AV receiver supports several connection formats for compatibility with a wide range of AV equipment. The format
you choose will depend on the formats supported by your other components. Use the following sections as a guide.
For video components, such as a DVD player, you must make an audio connection and a video connection.
Audio Connection Formats
When choosing a connection format, bear in mind that the AV receiver doesn’t convert between formats.
Video Connection Formats
Video equipment can be connected by using any one of the following video connection formats: composite video,
S-Video, or component video, the latter offering the best picture quality.
When choosing a connection format, bear in mind that the AV receiver doesn’t convert between formats, so only outputs
of the same format as the input will output the signal.
Video Signal Flow Chart
DVD player, etc.
Composite
S-Video
Component
IN
AV Receiver
MONITOR OUT
Composite
S-Video
Component
TV, projector, etc.
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting a TV or Projector
Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .
Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .
• With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from your TV.
• To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)
Connection
AV receiver
Signal flow
A
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
B
MONITOR OUT S
C
MONITOR OUT V
a
CBL/SAT IN L/R
b
DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2
c
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
TV
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇐
⇐
⇐
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
Picture quality
Component video input
Best
S-Video input
Better
Composite video input
Standard
Analog audio L/R output
Digital coaxial output
Digital optical output
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
FRONT
SPEAKERS
L
DIGITAL IN
S
L
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
b
C
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
R
R
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
c
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
A
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
OPTICAL
OUT
Y
PB
PR
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
Connect one or the other
Connection c must be assigned (see page 37)
Hint!
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PRE OUT
SUB
WOOFER
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
L
COAXIAL
OUT
B
SURROUND CENTER
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
a
R
AUDIO
OUT
S VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
IN
TV, projector,
etc.
If your TV has no audio outputs, connect an audio output from your VCR or cable or satellite
receiver to the AV receiver and use its tuner to listen to TV programs through the AV receiver (see
pages 26 and 28).
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting a DVD player
Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .
You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.
Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .
• With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from a DVD.
• To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)
• If your DVD player has main left and right outputs and multichannel left and right outputs, be sure to use the
main left and right outputs for connection a .
Connection
AV receiver
Signal flow DVD player
A
COMPONENT VIDEO DVD IN
B
DVD IN S
C
DVD IN V
a
DVD IN FRONT
b
DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 1
c
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
Component video output
Best
S-Video output
Better
Composite video output
Standard
Analog audio L/R output
Digital coaxial output
Digital optical output
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
b
Picture quality
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
FRONT
SPEAKERS
L
L
R
R
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
c
VCR/DVR
DVD
C
MONITOR
OUT V
V
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
S
OPTICAL
S
CR/PR
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
A
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
L
L
R
R
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
OPTICAL
OUT
Y
PB
PR
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Connect one or the other
Connection c must be assigned (see page 37)
PRE OUT
SUB
WOOFER
CBL/SAT
L
COAXIAL
OUT
B
SURROUND CENTER
VCR/DVR
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
a
R
AUDIO
OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
DVD player
To connect a DVD player or DVD-Audio/SACD-capable player with a
multichannel analog audio output, see page 24.
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Hooking Up the Multichannel DVD Input
If your DVD player supports multichannel audio formats such as DVD-Audio or SACD, and it has a multichannel
analog audio output, you can connect it to the AV receiver’s multichannel DVD input.
Use a multichannel analog audio cable, or several normal audio cables, to connect the AV receiver’s DVD IN FRONT
L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R, and SUBWOOFER jacks to the 5.1-channel analog audio output on your DVD
player.
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
FRONT
SPEAKERS
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
L
R
R
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
V
S
OPTICAL
CR/PR
1
5.1 ch
S
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
IN
L
L
L
R
R
R
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
FRONT
FRONT
PRE OUT
SURROUND CENTER
SURROUND
CENTER
SUB
WOOFER
L
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
TAPE
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
DVD
R
SUB
WOOFER
DVD
L
R
FRONT
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
SURROUND
CENTER
SUB
WOOFER
DVD player
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting Components with HDMI
If you have an HDMI-compatible player, you can connect it to the AV receiver with an HDMI cable.
Step 1: Connect your HDMI-compatible TV to the AV receiver’s HDMI OUT jack.
Step 2: Connect your HDMI-compatible player to the AV receiver’s HDMI IN 1 or 2 jack.
Step 3: Connect your HDMI-compatible player to an analog and/or digital audio input on the AV
receiver.
✽ Audio and video signals received via the HDMI IN 1 and 2 jacks are output by the HDMI OUT jack as they
are (HDMI pass-through), so even if you only make the connections in steps 1 and 2, your TV will output
sound. However, if you want to listen through the speakers connected to the AV receiver, in addition to an
HDMI connection, you’ll also need to make a separate analog or digital audio connection.
Step 4: Assign the HDMI IN.
Turn on the AV receiver, and then assign the HDMI IN (see page 36)
HDMI
OUT
HDMI
IN
TV
Step 2
DVD player
Step 1
HDMI
HDMI
ASSIGNABLE
Step 3 ✽
IN 1
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
Tip!
If you make the connection described in
step 3, to fully enjoy the AV receiver's listening modes, turn down the volume on
your TV all the way so that its speakers
output no sound.
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
Connect one
or the other
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
SURROUND CENTER
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
Sound off
Notes:
• Audio and video signals received via the HDMI IN jacks are output only by the HDMI OUT.
• Audio and video signals received via inputs other than the HDMI IN jacks are not output by the HDMI OUT.
• The HDMI video stream is compatible with DVI (Digital Visual Interface), so TVs and displays with a DVI input
can be connected by using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. (Note that DVI connections only carry video, so you’ll
need to make a separate connection for audio.) However, reliable operation with such an adapter is not guaranteed.
In addition, video signals from a PC are not supported.
• To watch an HDMI source that’s connected via the AV receiver’s HDMI jacks, the AV receiver must be turned on,
otherwise no HDMI signal will be output.
• The HDMI audio signal (sampling rate, bit length, etc.) may be restricted by the connected source component. If
the picture is poor or there’s no sound from a component connected via HDMI, check its setup. Refer to the
connected component’s instruction manual for details.
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Playback
Hint!
With this hookup, you can use your VCR’s tuner to listen to your favorite TV programs via the AV
receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs.
Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .
You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.
Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .
• With connection a , you can listen to the VCR or DVD recorder.
• To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c .
Connection
AV receiver
Signal flow
A
COMPONENT VIDEO VCR/DVR IN
B
VCR/DVR IN S
C
VCR/DVR IN V
a
VCR/DVR IN L/R
b
DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2
c
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
IN 2
VCR or DVD recorder
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
IN 1
OUT
Picture quality
Best
Component video output
S-Video output
Better
Standard
Composite video output
Analog audio L/R output
Digital coaxial output
Digital optical output
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
FRONT
SPEAKERS
L
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
b
C
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
R
V
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
S
OPTICAL
S
CR/PR
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
c
OUT
DVD IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
A
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
L
L
R
R
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
OPTICAL
OUT
Y
PB
PR
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
R
AUDIO
OUT
Connect one or the other
Connection b must be assigned (see page 37)
VCR,
DVD recorder
26
PRE OUT
SUB
WOOFER
L
COAXIAL
OUT
B
SURROUND CENTER
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
a
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Recording
Step 1: Choose a video connection from A and B .
The video source to be recorded must be connected to the AV receiver via the same type of connection.
Step 2: Make the audio connection a .
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
FRONT
SPEAKERS
L
L
R
R
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
VCR/DVR
DVD
B
MONITOR
OUT V
V
S
OPTICAL
1
CR/PR
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
S
OUT
DVD IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
a
REMOTE
CONTROL
OUT
IN
L
L
L
R
R
R
CD
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
A
PRE OUT
SURROUND CENTER
SUB
WOOFER
TAPE
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
L
S VIDEO IN
R
AUDIO
IN
VIDEO IN
VCR, DVD recorder
Connection
AV receiver
Signal flow
A
VCR/DVR OUT S
B
VCR/DVR OUT V
a
VCR/DVR OUT L/R
VCR or DVD recorder
⇒
⇒
⇒
Picture quality
S-Video input
Better
Composite video input
Standard
Analog audio L/R input
—
Connecting a Camcorder, Games Console, or Other Device
Step 1: Make the video connection A .
Step 2: Make the audio connection a .
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
PRESET
a
SETUP
ENTER
AUX INPUT
L AUDIO R
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
TUNING MODE
L AUDIO R
OUT
A
AUX INPUT
VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
Camcorder, games console, etc.
Connection
AV receiver
A
AUX INPUT VIDEO
a
AUX INPUT L-AUDIO-R
Signal flow
Camcorder or console
⇐
⇐
Analog audio L/R output
Composite video output
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting a Satellite, Cable, Set-top box, or Other Video Source
Hint!
With this hookup, you can use your satellite or cable receiver to listen to your favorite TV programs
via the AV receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs.
Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .
You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.
Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .
• With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from the video source.
• To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)
Connection
AV receiver
Signal flow
A
COMPONENT VIDEO CBL/SAT IN
B
CBL/SAT IN S
C
CBL/SAT IN V
a
CBL/SAT IN L/R
b
DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2
c
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
IN 2
Video source
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
⇐
IN 1
Picture quality
Component video output
Best
S-Video output
Better
Composite video output
Standard
Analog audio L/R output
Digital coaxial output
Digital optical output
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
FM 75
FRONT
SPEAKERS
L
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
b
C
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
R
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
c
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
R
A
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
L
L
R
R
TAPE
OPTICAL
OUT
Connect one or the other
Connection c must be assigned (see page 37)
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OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
Y
PB
PR
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
SURROUND CENTER
PRE OUT
SUB
WOOFER
L
COAXIAL
OUT
B
IN
VCR/DVR
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
a
R
AUDIO
OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
Satellite, cable, set-top box, etc.
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting a CD Player or Turntable
■ CD Player or Turntable (MM) with Built-in Phono Preamp
Step 1:
Choose a connection that matches your CD player ( a , b , or c ). Use connection a for a turntable with a built-in
phono preamp.
b
IN 2
COAXIAL
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
(CBL/SAT)
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
Connect one
or the other
Connection b
must be
assigned (see
page 37)
2
VCR/DVR
S
OPTICAL
OPTICAL
1
L
L
R
R
MONITOR
OUT V
DVD
V
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
c
IN
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
2
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
(VCR/DVR)
2
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
(CD)
IN
(CD)
IN
IN
OUT
L
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
AUDIO
OUTPUT
CD
SURROUND CENTER
a
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
R
CD
COAXIAL
OUT
a
L
OPTICAL
OUT
R
AUDIO
OUT
Turntable (MM) with
built-in phono preamp
CD player
• With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from your CD player or turntable and listen via speaker set
B.
• To connect the CD player digitally, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)
Connection
AV receiver
Signal flow
a
CD IN L/R
b
DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2
c
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 2
■ Turntable (MM) with no Phono Preamp Built-in
A phono preamp is necessary to connect a turntable that
doesn’t have a phono preamp built-in.
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
Analog audio L/R output
Digital coaxial output
Digital optical output
■ Turntable with an MC (Moving Coil) Cartridge
An MC head amp and phono preamp are necessary to
connect a turntable with an MC (Moving Coil) cartridge.
IN 2
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
CD or turntable
⇐
⇐
⇐
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
FM 75
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
CBL/SAT
2
V
(CBL/SAT)
OPTICAL
CR/PR
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
S
OPTICAL
S
1
Y
(DVD)
1
S
(VCR/DVR)
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
IN
R
CD
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
R
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
AUDIO
OUTPUT
L
L
DVD
REMOTE
CONTROL
SUB
WOOFER
IN
Phono preamp
R
R
IN
OUT
L
L
L
R
R
R
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
SURROUND CENTER
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
AUDIO
OUTPUT
L
L
R
R
CD
CD
AUDIO
OUTPUT
IN
(CD)
SURROUND CENTER
L
TAPE
OUT
DVD IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
OUT
L
IN
AUDIO
INPUT
AUDIO
OUTPUT
L
L
R
R
Phono
preamp
MC head amp or
MC transformer
AUDIO
INPUT
L
L
R
R
AUDIO
OUTPUT
AUDIO
INPUT
L
L
R
R
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting an RI Dock
■ RI Dock with video
Connect your RI Dock’s analog audio output jacks
and S-Video output jack to the AV receiver’s
CBL/SAT IN L/R jacks and CBL/SAT IN S jack.
S VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO
OUT
L
■ RI Dock without video
Connect your RI Dock’s analog audio output jacks to
the AV receiver’s TAPE IN L/R jacks (1).
R
HDMI
IN 2
IN 1
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
OUT
AM
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Notes:
• Connect the Remote Interactive Dock with an
cable (see page 31).
• Set the Remote Interactive Dock’s RI MODE switch
to HDD or HDD/DOCK.
• Set the AV receiver’s Input Display to DOCK (see
page 37).
• Refer to the Remote Interactive Dock’s instruction
manual.
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
L
L
VCR/DVR
S
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
OUT
DVD IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
OUT
IN
(CD)
IN
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
R
CD
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
Step 1:
Choose a connection that matches the recorder ( a , b , or c ), and then make the connection.
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
(CBL/SAT)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
VCR/DVR
MONITOR
OUT V
DVD
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
c
OPTICAL
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
1
OUT
IN
L
(VCR/DVR)
R
Connect one or the
other
These connections
must be assigned
(see page 37)
OUT
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
OUT
SURROUND CENTER
IN
L
VCR/DVR
DVD
a
SUB
WOOFER
R
TAPE
COAXIAL
OUT
OPTICAL
OUT
L
L
R
R
IN
OUT
REC PLAY
Cassette recorder, CDR, etc.
• With connection a , you can use
functions.
• To connect the recorder digitally, use connections a and b , or a and c .
Connection
30
AV receiver
a
TAPE IN L/R
TAPE OUT L/R
b
DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2
c
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
Signal flow
⇐
⇒
⇐
⇐
SURROUND
R
1
TAPE
IN
Connecting a Cassette, CDR, MiniDisc, or DAT Recorder
b
MONITOR
OUT V
OPTICAL
(DS-A1 hookup shown here.)
COAXIAL
2
DVD
Cassette/CDR/MD/DAT recorder
Analog audio L/R output
Analog audio L/R input
Digital coaxial output
Digital optical output
DVD
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Connecting Your Components—Continued
Connecting Onkyo
Components
Step 1: Make sure that each Onkyo component is connected to the AV receiver with an analog audio cable (connection a in the hookup examples) (see pages 23 to 30).
Step 2: Make the
connection.
Step 3: If you’re using an MD, CDR, or RI Dock, change the input Display (see page 37).
With
(Remote Interactive), you can use the following special functions:
■ Auto Power On/Standby
When you start playback on a component connected via
, if the AV receiver is on Standby, it will automatically
turn on and select that component as the input source. Similarly, when the AV receiver is set to Standby, all components connected via
will also go on Standby. This function will not work on components connected to an AC
OUTLET on the AV receiver.
■ Direct Change
When playback is started on a component connected via
, the AV receiver automatically selects that component
as the input source. If your DVD player is connected to the AV receiver’s multichannel DVD input, you’ll need to
press the [MULTI CH] button to hear all channels (see page 39), as the Direct Change
function only selects the
FRONT DVD IN jacks.
■ Remote Control
You can use the AV receiver’s remote controller to control your other
-capable Onkyo components, pointing the
remote controller at the AV receiver’s remote control sensor instead of the component. You must enter the appropriate remote control code first (page 59).
Notes:
• Use only
cables for
connections.
cables are supplied with Onkyo players (DVD,
CD, etc.).
• Some components have two
jacks. You can
connect either one to the AV receiver. The other
jack is for connecting additional
-capable
components.
• Connect only Onkyo components to
jacks.
Connecting other manufacturer’s components
may cause a malfunction.
• Some components may not support all
functions. Refer to the manuals supplied with your
other Onkyo components.
IN
L
R
HDMI
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
ANTENNA
AM
CD
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
REMOTE
CONTROL
2
CB/PB
(CBL/SAT)
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
V
S
OPTICAL
1
CR/PR
S
L
L
R
R
FRONT
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
IN
(CD)
OUT
IN
L
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
CD
TAPE
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
SURROUND CENTER
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
DVD
DVD
e.g., CD player
R
L
ANALOG
AUDIO OUT
e.g., DVD player
R
L
ANALOG
AUDIO OUT
Connecting the Power Cord
• Connect the AV receiver’s power cord to a suitable wall outlet.
Notes:
• Before connecting the power cord, connect all of your speakers and AV components.
• Turning on the AV receiver may cause a momentary power surge that might interfere with other electrical equipment
on the same circuit. If this is a problem, plug the AV receiver into a different branch circuit.
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Turning On the AV Receiver
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY indicator
REMOTE MODE
STANDBY/ON
DVD
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
RECEIVER
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
8
TAPE
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
D TUN
RETURN
VCR
9
TUNER
10
TV
CLR
CABLE
SAT
ENT
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
TV
CH
VOL
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
Turning On and Standby
1
Remote
controller
AV receiver
STANDBY/ON
RECEIVER
Press the [STANDBY/ON] button.
Alternatively, press the remote controller’s [RECEIVER] button, followed
by the [STANDBY/ON] button.
The AV receiver comes on, the display lights up, and the STANDBY indicator goes off.
or
STANDBY/ON
To turn the AV receiver off, press the [STANDBY/ON] button again. The AV receiver
will enter Standby mode. To prevent any loud surprises when you next turn on the AV
receiver, always turn down the volume before you turn it off.
Smooth Operation in a Few Easy Steps
To ensure smooth operation, here’s a few easy steps to help you configure the AV receiver before you use it for the
very first time. These settings only need to be made once.
■ Do the automatic speaker setup—this is essential!
See “Automatic Speaker Setup (Audyssey 2EQ)” on page 33.
■ Have you connected a component to an HDMI IN?
If you have, see “HDMI Input Setup” on page 36.
HDMI
■ Have you connected a component to a digital audio input?
If you have, see “Digital Audio Input Setup” on page 37.
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
■ Have you connected an Onkyo MD recorder, CD recorder,
or RI Dock?
If you have, see “Changing the Input Display” on page 37.
OUT
TAPE
32
IN
CD recorder, MD recorder,
RI Dock
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First Time Setup
This section explains the settings that you need to make before using the AV receiver for the very first time.
Automatic Speaker Setup (Audyssey 2EQ)
With the supplied speaker setup microphone, the Audyssey 2EQ function can measure the number of speakers connected, their sizes, crossover frequencies, and distances from the listening position, and then calculate the optimal
speaker settings for your listening environment.
Before using this function, connect and position all of your speakers.
Measurement Points
To create a listening area in which several people can enjoy home theater simultaneously, the Audyssey 2EQ function
takes measurements at three points within the listening area:
A First measurement point
This is the center point of the listening area, or the listening position if it’s just one person.
B Second measurement point
The right side of the listening area.
C Third measurement point
The left side of the listening area.
The distances between points 1 and 2 and points 1 and 3 must be at least 1 meter.
From the examples below, choose the listening area that best matches yours and place the microphone accordingly when
prompted.
TV
TV
TV
TV
TV
TV
TV
TV
TV
: Listening area
: Listening position
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First Time Setup—Continued
Using Audyssey 2EQ
1
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
2, 6
Notes:
• If the AV receiver was previously muted, it will
be unmuted.
• Automatic speaker setup cannot be performed
while a pair of headphones is connected.
• It takes about 10 minutes to complete the automatic speaker setup.
SETUP MIC
4
1
Turn on the AV receiver.
2
Put the speaker setup microphone at
measurement point 1 (page 33), and
connect it to the SETUP MIC jack.
SETUP MIC
Audyssey 2EQ performs more measurements.
This takes a few minutes.
5
Notes:
• Make sure the microphone is horizontal.
• If there’s an obstacle between the microphone and any speaker, the automatic setup
will not work correctly. Set up the room as
you would when enjoying a DVD.
• Positioning the microphone close to where
your ears would normally be will provide
better results. You can adjust the height of the
microphone by using a tripod or level table.
3
When the following display appears,
move the speaker setup microphone to
measurement point 3 (page 33), and
then press [ENTER].
Audyssey 2EQ performs more measurements.
This takes a few minutes.
When the measurements are complete, the
results are calculated and saved automatically.
Press [ENTER].
The automatic speaker setup starts.
6
A test tone is output by each speaker in turn, as
the Audyssey 2EQ function determines which
speakers are connected. This takes a few minutes.
Note:
• If any extraneous noise is picked up by the
microphone, the automatic setup may not
work correctly, so don’t make any noise.
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When the following display appears,
move the speaker setup microphone to
measurement point 2 (page 33), and
then press [ENTER].
When the automatic speaker setup is
complete, disconnect the speaker setup
microphone.
Notes:
• When the automatic speaker setup is complete, the
Equalizer Settings (page 56) will be set to “Audyssey.”
• You can cancel the automatic speaker setup at any
point in this procedure simply by disconnecting the
setup microphone.
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First Time Setup—Continued
Error Messages
Changing the Speaker Settings Manually
While the automatic speaker setup is in progress, one of
the following error messages may appear:
In some situations, the measurements taken by the automatic speaker setup may not provide usable results. If
running the speaker setup a second time still doesn’t provide usable results, you’ll have to set the speaker settings
manually (see pages 52–56).
Ambient noise is too high
This message appears if there’s too much background
noise and the measurements cannot be performed properly. Remove the source of the noise and try again.
Speaker Detect Errors
This message appears if one of the speaker-related errors
below occurs.
• One of the front speakers has not been detected.
• One of the surround speakers has not been detected.
• The number of speakers detected on the second or
third measurment was different to the number detected
on the first measurement.
Using a Powered Subwoofer
If you’re using a powered subwoofer, because it outputs
very low-frequency sound and its position is usually low
down, it may not be detected by the automatic speaker
setup. In this case, increase the subwoofer’s volume, set
it to its highest crossover frequency, and then try running
the automatic speaker setup again. Note that if the volume is set too high and the sound distorts, it may not be
detected, so use an appropriate volume level. If the subwoofer has a low-pass filter switch, set it to Off or Direct.
Refer to your subwoofer’s instruction manual for details.
Write Error
This message appears if saving fails.
To Retry the Automatic Speaker Setup
Press the [ENTER] button.
Make sure speakers that cannot be
detected are connected properly.
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First Time Setup—Continued
HDMI Input Setup
If you connect a video component to an HDMI IN, use this setting to assign that input to an input selector.
1
RECEIVER
STANDBY/ON
Press the [RECEIVER] button,
followed by the [SETUP] button.
REMOTE MODE
DVD
RECEIVER
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
M D/CDR
CD
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
5
3
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
DOCK
7
SETUP
8
TAPE
TV
VCR
9
TUNER
10
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
CABLE
SAT
2
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “Video Input,”
and then press [ENTER].
3
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “HDMI DVD,”
“HDMI VCR,” or “HDMI CBL” and
use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to change the setting.
If you connect a video component to
HDMI IN 1 or 2, you must assign that
input to an input selector. For example,
if you connect your DVD player to
HDMI IN 1, you must assign HDMI
DVD setting to IN1.
IN1: Select if the video component
is connected to HDMI IN 1.
IN2: Select if the video component
is connected to HDMI IN 2.
No: Select if you’re not using the
HDMI OUT.
ENT
TV
CH
VOL
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
ENTER
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
SETUP
RETURN
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
VCR
RC-681M
HDMI
video
4
SETUP
36
Input
Press the [SETUP] button.
Setup closes.
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First Time Setup—Continued
Digital Audio Input Setup
2, 3
Changing the Input Display
1
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
PURE AUDIO
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
If you connect an
-capable Onkyo MiniDisc
recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock to the TAPE IN/OUT
or CBL/SAT IN jacks, for
to work properly, you
must change this setting.
This setting can only be changed on the AV receiver.
RETURN
1, 2
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
1, 2
CLEAR
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, you must connect your
DVD player to the AV receiver digitally (coaxial or optical).
These are the default digital audio input assignments.
Input selector
Default assignment
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
TAPE
CD
AUX
COAX 1
OPT 1
COAX 2
---OPT 2
----
You can change the digital audio input assignments if
necessary. For example, if you connect your DVD player
to the OPTICAL 1 DIGITAL IN (OPT1), you must
assign that input to the DVD input selector, as follows.
1
DVD
VCR/DVR
AUX
TAPE
CBL/SAT
Press the input selector button
for the input selector that you
want to assign.
(Digital inputs cannot be assigned to
the TUNER input selector.)
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
PURE AUDIO
DIGITAL INPUT
3
DIGITAL INPUT
Press the [DIGITAL INPUT] button repeatedly to select COAX1,
COAX2, OPT1, OPT2, or “– – – –”
(analog).
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
1
TAPE
Press the [TAPE] or [CBL/SAT]
input selector button so that
“TAPE” or “CBL/SAT” appears on
the display.
or
CBL/SAT
2
TAPE
or
Press and hold down the [TAPE]
or [CBL/SAT] input selector button (about 2 seconds) to change
the setting.
Repeat this step to select MD, CDR, or
DOCK.
For the TAPE input selector, the setting
changes in this order:
TAPE → MD → CDR → DOCK
→
CBL/SAT
Press the [DIGITAL INPUT]
button.
The current assignment appears.
DVD
PHONES
CD
2
PRESET
For the CBL/SAT input selector, the
setting changes in this order:
CBL/SAT ↔ DOCK
Note:
DOCK can be selected for the TAPE input selector or
CBL/SAT input selector, but not both at the same time.
Note:
Make sure that components connected digitally are configured to output digital audio. Refer to the relevant manuals.
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Playing Your AV Components
Basic AV Receiver Operation
3
1
MULTI CH
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
DVD
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
1
INPUT SELECTOR
1
2
1
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
VCR/DVR
PRESET
CBL/SAT
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TV
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
TAPE
TUNER
10
MULTI CH
PURE AUDIO
VCR/DVR
DVD
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
AUX INPUT
VCR
CABLE
SAT
ENT
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
TV
CH
VOL
3
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
DISPLAY
MUTING
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
1
Use the AV receiver’s input selector buttons to select the input source.
AV receiver
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
Remote
controller
RECEIVER
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
6
AUX
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
CD
2
AV receiver
MASTER VOLUME
Remote
controller
VOL
38
To select the input source with the remote controller, press the
[RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, and then use the INPUT SELECTOR
buttons.
Start playback on the source component.
To watch a DVD or other video source, on your TV, select the video input that’s connected to the AV receiver’s MONITOR OUT jack.
If your TV is connected to the HDMI OUT, see the tip on page 25.
3
4
PLAYLIST/CAT
To adjust the volume, use the MASTER VOLUME control, or the remote
controller’s [VOL] button.
The volume can be set to MIN, 1 through 79, or MAX. Since the AV receiver is
designed for home theater enjoyment, it has a wide volume range for precise adjustment.
Select a suitable listening mode and enjoy!
See “Using the Listening Modes” on page 46.
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Playing Your AV Components—Continued
Displaying Source Information
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
DVD
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
RECEIVER
M D/CDR
You can display various information about the current
input source as follows.
CD
3
DOCK
MULTI CH
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
TAPE
TV
VCR
9
TUNER
10
CD
11
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
12
CLR
D TUN
RECEIVER
CABLE
SAT
ENT
TV
VOL
SLEEP
CH
DISC
ALBUM
DISPLAY
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, and then press the
[DISPLAY] button repeatedly to
cycle through the available information.
VOL
The following information can typically be displayed:
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
VCR
Input source &
volume*1
Signal format*2
or sampling
frequency
RC-681M
Input source &
listening mode
Using the Multichannel DVD Input
The multichannel DVD input is for connecting a component with a 5.1-channel analog audio output, such as a
DVD-Audio or SACD-capable DVD player, or an
MPEG decoder. See page 24 for hookup information.
RECEIVER
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, followed by the
[MULTI CH] button.
The MULTI CH indicator appears on
the display.
*1 When AM or FM radio is used, the band, preset number, and frequency are displayed.
*2 If the input signal is analog, or AM or FM radio is
selected, no format information is displayed. If the
input signal is PCM, the sampling frequency is displayed. If the input signal is digital but not PCM, the
signal format is displayed. Information is displayed
for about 3 seconds, then the previous display reappears.
Interpreting Surround Channel Information
A
B C
MULTI CH indicator
MULTI CH
Audio from the multichannel DVD
input will now be used for the DVD
input source.
A: The number of front channels (front left, front right,
and center).
B: The number of surround channels (surround left and
surround right). If there’s surround back channel
information, this number will be 3.
C: LFE channel for subwoofer (1 means yes).
Note:
• While the multichannel DVD input is selected, the
Speaker Configuration settings on page 52 are
ignored, and signals from the multichannel input are
fed to the speakers as they are.
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Listening to the Radio
Tuning into AM/FM Radio Stations
Listening to AM/FM Stations
■ Auto Tuning Mode
TUNER
TUNING
1
TUNING MODE
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
Press the [TUNING MODE] button
so that the AUTO indicator
appears on the display.
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
2
TUNING
PRESET
TUNING MODE
Press the TUNING Up or Down
[ ]/[ ] button.
Searching stops when a station is
found.
With the built-in tuner, you can enjoy AM and FM radio
stations.
1
Use the [TUNER] input selector
button to select AM or FM.
In this example, FM has been selected.
TUNER
■ Manual Tuning Mode
1
Band
TUNING MODE
Frequency
Press the [TUNING MODE] button
so that the AUTO indicator disappears from the display.
(Actual display depends on country.)
2
TUNING
PRESET
Press and hold the TUNING Up or
Down [ ]/[ ] button.
The frequency stops changing when
you release the button.
Press the buttons repeatedly to change
the frequency one step at a time.
0.05 MHz steps for FM and 9 kHz steps for AM.
When tuned into a station, the TUNED indicator
appears. When tuned into a stereo FM station, the FM
STEREO indicator also appears.
FM STEREO
AUTO
TUNED
Tuning into Weak FM Stereo Stations
If the signal from a stereo FM station is weak, it may be
impossible to get good reception. In this case, switch to
Manual Tuning mode and listen to the station in mono.
Note:
• You can also use the remote controller’s Up and Down
[ ]/[ ] buttons to tune the radio.
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Listening to the Radio—Continued
■ Tuning into Stations by Frequency
You can tune into AM and FM stations directly by entering the appropriate frequency.
STANDBY/ON
1
Press the [MEMORY] button.
The preset number flashes.
RECEIVER
DVD
2
M D/CDR
3
CD
3
DOCK
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
TAPE
TUNER
TV
TUNING
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
PRESET
VCR
9
10
D TUN
MEMORY
REMOTE MODE
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
Number
buttons
2
CABLE
SAT
While the preset number is flashing (about 8 seconds), use the
PRESET [ ]/[ ] buttons to
select a preset from 1 through 40.
ENT
TV
CH
CH +/–
VOL
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
4
MUTING
MEMORY
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
1
RETURN
Press the [RECEIVER] button,
followed by the [D TUN] button.
RECEIVER
Press the [MEMORY] button
again to store the station or
channel.
The station or channel is stored and the
preset number stops flashing.
Repeat this procedure for all of your
favorite AM/FM radio stations.
■ Selecting Presets
(Actual display depends on country.)
The [RECEIVER] button flashes.
D TUN
2
1
2
3
VCR/DVR CBL/SAT
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
CD
10
11
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
12
CLR
D TUN
ENT
SLEEP
1
TUNING
Within 8 seconds, use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the radio station.
For example, to tune to 87.5 (FM),
press 8, 7, 5.
Note: While the [RECEIVER] button is
flashing, the input source cannot be
changed by using the remote controller.
PRESET
To select a preset, use the PRESET [ ]/[ ] buttons, or the
remote controller’s CH [+/–] button.
CH
DISC
ALBUM
■ Deleting Presets
1
Select the preset that you want to
delete.
See the previous section.
2
While holding down the [MEMORY] button, press the
[TUNING MODE] button.
The preset is deleted and its number
disappears from the display.
Presetting AM/FM Stations
PRESET
MEMORY TUNING MODE
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
CLEAR
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
MEMORY
TUNING MODE
You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite
AM/FM radio stations as presets.
1
Tune into the AM/FM station that
you want to store as a preset.
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Listening to the Radio—Continued
RDS Program Types (PTY)
Using RDS
RDS only works with European models and only in areas
where RDS broadcasts are available.
When tuned into an RDS station, the RDS indicator
appears.
RDS indicator
■ What is RDS?
RDS stands for Radio Data System and is a method of
transmitting data in FM radio signals. It was developed
by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and is available in most European countries. Many FM stations use
it these days. In addition to displaying text information,
RDS can also help you find radio stations by type (e.g.,
news, sport, rock, etc.).
The AV receiver supports four types of RDS information:
Display
None
NONE
News reports
NEWS
Current affairs
AFFAIRS
Information
INFO
Sport
SPORT
Education
EDUCATE
Drama
DRAMA
Culture
CULTURE
Science and technology
SCIENCE
Varied
VARIED
Pop music
POP M
Rock music
ROCK M
Middle of the road music
EASY M
Light classics
LIGHT M
Serious classics
CLASSICS
Other music
OTHER M
Weather
WEATHER
Finance
FINANCE
Children’s programmes
CHILDREN
When tuned to an RDS station that’s broadcasting PS
information, the station’s name will be displayed. Pressing the [DISPLAY] button will display the frequency for
3 seconds.
Social affairs
SOCIAL
Travel
TRAVEL
RT (Radio Text)
Leisure
LEISURE
When tuned to an RDS station that’s broadcasting text
information, the text will be shown on the display (see
page 43).
Jazz music
JAZZ
Country music
COUNTRY
National music
NATION M
PTY (Program Type)
Oldies music
OLDIES
This allows you to search for RDS radio stations by type
(see page 43).
Folk music
FOLK M
Documentary
DOCUMENT
TP (Traffic Program)
Alarm test
TEST
Alarm
ALARM
PS (Program Service)
This allows you to search for RDS radio stations that
broadcast traffic information (see page 43).
Notes:
• In some cases, the text characters displayed on the AV
receiver may not be identical to those broadcast by the
radio station. Also, unexpected characters may be displayed when unsupported characters are received.
This is not a malfunction.
• If the signal from an RDS station is weak, RDS data
may be displayed intermittently or not at all.
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Type
Religion
RELIGION
Phone in
PHONE IN
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Listening to the Radio—Continued
Displaying Radio Text (RT)
4
To start the search, press
[ENTER].
The AV receiver searches until it finds a
station of the type you specified, at
which point it stops briefly before continuing with the search.
MASTER VOLUME
ENTER
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
PURE AUDIO
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
RETURN
ENTER
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
5
When a station you want to listen
to is found, press [ENTER].
If no stations are found, the message
“Not Found” appears.
1
ENTER
When tuned to an RDS station that’s broadcasting text
information, the text can be displayed.
1
Press the [RT/PTY/TP] button
once.
The RT information scrolls across the
display.
RT/PTY/TP
Listening to Traffic News (TP)
3
1
MASTER VOLUME
Notes:
• The message “Waiting” may appear while the AV
receiver waits for the RT information.
• If the message “No Text Data” appears on the display,
no RT information is available.
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
2
You can search for stations that broadcast traffic news.
Finding Stations by Type (PTY)
1
3
1
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
Use the [TUNER] input selector
button to select FM.
MASTER VOLUME
TUNER
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
PURE AUDIO
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
2
RT/PTY/TP
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
2
4, 5
You can search for radio stations by type.
1
Use the [TUNER] input selector
button to select FM.
3
TUNER
2
RT/PTY/TP
3
TUNING
PRESET
Press the [RT/PTY/TP] button
twice.
The current program type appears on
the display.
ENTER
Press the [RT/PTY/TP] button
three times.
If the current radio station is broadcasting TP (Traffic Program), “[TP]” will
appear on the display, and traffic news
will be heard as and when it’s broadcast. If “TP” without square brackets
appears, this means that the station is
not broadcasting TP.
To locate a station that is broadcasting TP, press [ENTER].
The AV receiver searches until it finds a
station that’s broadcasting TP.
If no stations are found, the message
“Not Found” appears.
Use the PRESET [ ]/[ ] buttons
to select the type of program you
want.
See the table on page 42.
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Common Functions
This section explains functions that can be used with any
input source.
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
Press
[RECEIVER]
first
DVD
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
M D/CDR
1
2
CD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
3
DOCK
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
TAPE
DIMMER
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
12
CLR
D TUN
SLEEP
SAT
2
SLEEP
CH
VOL
TONE
Press the AV receiver’s [TONE]
button repeatedly to select either
Bass or Treble.
CABLE
ENT
TV
1
VCR
CD
11
You can adjust the bass and treble for the front speakers,
except when the Direct or Pure Audio listening mode is
selected.
TV
9
TUNER
10
Adjusting the Bass and Treble
Use the TONE [–]/[+] buttons to
adjust.
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
MUTING
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
■ Bass
You can boost or cut low-frequency sounds output by the
front speakers from –10 dB to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
RETURN
■ Treble
You can boost or cut high-frequency sounds output by
the front speakers from –10 dB to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
CH SEL
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
LEVEL – +
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
VCR
Note:
• To bypass the bass and treble tone circuits, select the
Direct or Pure Audio listening mode.
RC-681M
Muting the AV Receiver
You can temporarily mute the output of the AV receiver.
TONE, –, +
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
MUTING
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
Press the remote controller’s
[MUTING] button.
The output is muted and the MUTING
indicator flashes on the display.
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
PHONES
Setting the Display Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the display.
DIMMER
44
Press the remote controller’s
[DIMMER] button repeatedly to
select: dim, dimmer, or normal
brightness.
To unmute the AV receiver, press the remote controller’s [MUTING] button again, or adjust the volume. The
output is unmuted and the MUTING indicator goes off.
Muting is cancelled when the AV receiver is set to
Standby.
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Common Functions—Continued
Using the Sleep Timer
Adjusting Speaker Levels
With the sleep timer, you can set the AV receiver so that
it turns off automatically after a specified period.
SLEEP
Press the remote controller’s
[SLEEP] button repeatedly to
select the required sleep time.
You can set the sleep time from 90 to 10
minutes in 10 minute steps.
The SLEEP indicator appears on the
display when the sleep timer has been
set, as shown. The specified sleep time
appears on the display for about 5 seconds, then the previous display reappears.
You can adjust the volume of each speaker. These temporary adjustments are cancelled when the AV receiver
is set to Standby.
1
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
Use the remote controller’s
[CH SEL] button to select each
speaker, and use the [LEVEL–]
and [LEVEL+] buttons to adjust
the volume.
You can adjust the volume of each
speaker from –12 dB to +12 dB
(–15 dB to +12 dB for the subwoofer).
SLEEP indicator
To cancel the sleep timer, press the [SLEEP] button
repeatedly until the SLEEP indicator disappears.
To check the remaining sleep time, press the [SLEEP]
button. Note that if you press the [SLEEP] button while
the sleep time is being displayed, you’ll shorten the sleep
time by 10 minutes.
Notes:
• You cannot use this function while the AV receiver is
muted.
• Speakers that are set to No or None in the Speaker
Configuration cannot be adjusted.
■ Headphones
While a pair of headphones is connected, you can adjust
the volume of each headphone speaker, from –12 dB to
+12 dB each.
Using Headphones
For private listening, you can connect a pair of stereo
headphones (1/4-inch phone plug) to the AV receiver’s
PHONES jack.
• These settings are stored when the AV receiver is set
to Standby.
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
PHONES
Notes:
• Always turn down the volume before connecting your
headphones.
• The speakers are turned off while the headphones plug
is inserted in the PHONES jack.
• When you connect a pair of headphones, the listening
mode is set to Stereo, unless it was set to Pure Audio,
Mono, Stereo, or Direct, in which case it stays the
same.
• When the multichannel DVD input is selected, only
the front left and front right channels can be heard in
the headphones.
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Using the Listening Modes
Selecting with the Remote Controller
Selecting Listening Modes
TV
For a description of each listening mode, see “About the
Listening Modes” on page 47.
• While a pair of headphones is connected,
you can select only the Pure Audio, Mono,
Direct, or Stereo listening mode.
CH
DISC
ALBUM
GUIDE
TOP MENU
VOL
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
• The Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes
can only be selected if your DVD player is
connected to the AV receiver with a digital
audio connection (coaxial or optical).
• Listening mode availability depends on the
format of the current input signal.
VOL
INPUT
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
RETURN
SURROUND
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
,
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
VCR
RC-681M
Selecting on the AV Receiver
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
■ [STEREO] button
This button selects the Stereo listening mode.
PRESET
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
PURE AUDIO
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
■ [PURE AUDIO] button
This button selects the Pure Audio listening mode.
When this mode is selected, the AV receiver outputs
no video signals and its display is turned off.
Pressing this button again will select the previous listening mode.
Video received at the HDMI IN is passed through to
the HDMI OUT even if the Pure Audio listening
mode is selected.
■ [STEREO] button
This button selects the Stereo listening mode.
■ LISTENING MODE [ ]/[ ] buttons
Pressing these buttons repeatedly cycles through all
of the listening modes that can be used with the current input source.
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■ [SURROUND] button
This button selects the Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes.
■ LISTENING MODE [ ]/[ ] buttons
Pressing these buttons repeatedly cycles through all
of the listening modes that can be used with the current input source.
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Using the Listening Modes—Continued
The following table shows which listening modes can be used with each input signal format.
Source format
3/2.1
2/2.1
CD, TV,
radio,
cassette,
etc.
Listening mode
DTS/DTS 96/24*2
Dolby Digital
Analog,
PCM*1
2/0
1/0, 1+1
Other
3/2.1
2/2.1
DVD, DTV, etc.
DTS-ES
2/0
Discrete
Multich
analog
Matrix
DVD, CD, etc.
DVD
Pure Audio
Direct
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Stereo
Mono
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Multich
PLII Movie/Music/Game
Neo:6 Cinema
Neo:6 Music
✔
✔
✔
✔
Dolby D
✔
✔
DTS, DTS 96/24
T-D
Onkyo
Original
DSP
Mono Movie
Orchestra
Unplugged
Studio-Mix
TV Logic
All Ch Stereo
Full Mono
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
*3
*1. In the Pure Audio and Direct listening modes, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz PCM is processed at 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz respectively. In
listening modes other than Pure Audio, Direct, and Stereo, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz PCM is processed at 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz
respectively.
*2. In listening modes other than Pure Audio, Direct, Stereo, and DTS 96/24, DTS 96/24 sources are processed as normal DTS.
*3. Available only when surround speakers are connected.
Tip: To check the format of the digital input signal, see “Displaying Source Information” on page 39.
About the Listening Modes
The AV receiver’s listening modes can transform your listening room into a movie theater or concert hall, with high
fidelity and stunning surround sound.
Pure Audio
The illustration shows which speakers are active in
each listening mode with 5.1 channel speaker system.
Front left
Center
Front right
In this mode, the display and video circuitry are turned
off, minimizing possible noise sources for the ultimate in
high-fidelity reproduction. (As the video circuitry is
turned off, no video signals are output in this mode.)
Direct
Subwoofer
Surround left
Surround right
The selected input source is output directly with minimal
processing for a pure sound.
Stereo
The selected input source is processed as a stereo signal
and output by the front left and right speakers and the
subwoofer.
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Using the Listening Modes—Continued
Mono
Use this mode when watching an old movie with a mono
soundtrack, or to select multilingual soundtracks
recorded in the left and right channels of some movies.
It can also be used when playing a DVD or other source
with multiplexed audio, such as a karaoke DVD.
Dolby Pro Logic II Movie
Use this mode with DVDs and videos that bear the Dolby Surround
logo or TV shows that feature Dolby Surround. You can
also use this mode with stereo movies or TV shows and
the AV receiver will create a 5.1 surround mix from the
2-channel stereo.
Mono Movie
This mode is suitable for use with old movies and other
mono sound sources. The center speaker outputs the
sound as it is, while reverb is applied to the sound output
by the other speakers, giving presence to even mono
material.
Orchestra
Suitable for classical or operatic music. The surround
channels are emphasized in order to widen the stereo
image. In addition, it simulates the natural reverberation
of a large hall.
Dolby Pro Logic II Music
Unplugged
Use this mode to add 5.1 surround to stereo sources such
as music CDs and DVDs.
Suitable for acoustic instrument sounds, vocals, and jazz
music. By emphasizing the front stereo image, it simulates the stage-front experience.
Dolby Pro Logic II Game
Use this mode when playing game discs.
Dolby Digital
With this format you can experience the
same superb sound that you get at a movie
theater or concert hall. Use this mode with DVDs that
bear the Dolby Digital logo.
DTS
Studio-Mix
Suitable for rock and pop music. Listening to music in
this mode creates a lively sound field with a powerful
acoustic image, like being at a club or rock concert.
TV Logic
Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows produced in a TV
studio. In addition, it adds surround effects to the entire
sound and adds clarity to voices.
This digital surround format offers a surround sound experience with exceptional
fidelity. It uses compressed digital audio
data, with six discrete channels (5.1), and the
ability to handle large amounts of audio data while
remaining faithful to the original. DTS provides very
high-quality sound. You’ll need a DTS compatible DVD
player in order to enjoy DTS material. Use this mode
with DVDs and CDs that bear the DTS logo.
In this mode, all speakers output mono audio, so the
music sounds the same regardless of where you are.
DTS 96/24
T-D (Theater-Dimensional)
This mode is for use with DTS 96/24
sources. This is high-resolution DTS with a
96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit resolution, providing
superior fidelity. Use it with DVDs that bear the DTS
96/24 logo.
With this mode, you can enjoy virtual 5.1 surround
sound even with only two or three speakers. This works
by controlling how sounds reach the listener’s left and
right ears. Good results may not be possible if there’s too
much reverb, so we recommend that you use this mode
in an environment with little or no natural reverb.
Neo:6
This mode provides 5.1-channel playback from 2-channel sources. It offers five full-bandwidth channels with
excellent separation. There are two modes of operation:
Cinema mode for movies, and Music mode for listening
to music.
Cinema mode simulates the realistic sense of movement
that you get with 5.1-channel surround sound sources.
Use this mode with videos, DVDs, and TV shows that
feature stereo sound.
Music mode uses the surround channels to simulate a
natural sound field that cannot be produced with conventional stereo. Use this mode with stereo material such as
music CDs.
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Onkyo Original DSP Modes
All Ch Stereo
Ideal for background music. The front and surround
channels create a stereo image that fills the entire listening area.
Full Mono
or
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Using the Listening Modes—Continued
Using the CinemaFILTER
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
DVD
RECEIVER
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
TAPE
TV
VCR
9
TUNER
10
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
CABLE
With the CinemaFILTER, you can soften overly bright
movie soundtracks, which are typically mixed for reproduction in a movie theater.
CinemaFILTER can be used with the following listening
modes: Dolby Digital, Dolby PLII Movie, DTS, DTS
Neo:6 Cinema, and DTS 96/24.
SAT
ENT
TV
CH
1
VOL
RECEIVER
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
CINE FLTR
ENTER
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, and then press the
[CINE FLTR] button repeatedly to
select:
On: CinemaFILTER on.
Off: CinemaFILTER off.
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
SETUP
RETURN
Using the Audio Adjust Settings
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
1
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
VCR
CINE FLTR
RECEIVER
Press the [RECEIVER] button followed by the [SETUP] button.
L NIGHT
RC-681M
SETUP
Using the Late Night Function
(Dolby Digital only)
2
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “Audio Adjust,”
and then press [ENTER].
3
Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to change the setting.
Press the Down [ ] button to
select the next setting.
Repeat this step for the other settings.
4
Press the [SETUP] button.
Setup closes.
With the Late Night function, you can reduce the
dynamic range of Dolby Digital material so that you can
still hear quiet parts even when listening at low volume
levels—ideal for watching movies late at night when you
don’t want to disturb anyone.
1
RECEIVER
L NIGHT
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, and then press the
[L NIGHT] button repeatedly to
select:
Off: Late Night function off.
Low: Small reduction in dynamic
range.
High: Big reduction in dynamic
range.
Notes:
• The effect of the Late Night function depends on the
Dolby Digital material that you are playing, and with
some material there will be little or no effect.
• The Late Night function is set to Off when the AV
receiver is set to Standby.
SETUP
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Using the Listening Modes—Continued
The Audio Adjust settings are explained below.
DTS Neo:6 Music Mode Setting
Input Channel Settings
■ Center Image
The DTS Neo:6 Music listening mode creates 6-channel
surround sound from 2-channel (stereo) sources. With
this setting, you can specify by how much the front left
and right channel output is attenuated in order to create
the center channel. It can be adjusted from 0 to 5 (default
value is 2). This setting has no effect if no center speaker
is connected.
When set to 0, the front left and right channel output is
attenuated by half (–6 dB), giving the impression that the
sound is located centrally. This setting works well when
the listening position is considerably off center. When
set to 5, the front left and right channels are not attenuated, maintaining the original stereo balance.
■ Multiplex
This setting determines which channel is output from a
stereo multiplex source. Use it to select audio channels
or languages with multiplex sources, multilingual TV
broadcasts, and so on.
Main: The main channel is output (default).
Sub: The sub channel is output.
M/S: Both the main and sub channels are output.
■ Mono Input Ch
This setting determines which channel is output when
the Mono listening mode is used with a stereo source.
L+R: Both the left and right channels are output
(default).
L: Only the left channel is output.
R: Only the right channel is output.
PLII Music Mode Settings
These settings apply to only 2-channel (stereo) sources.
■ Panorama
With this setting, you can broaden the width of the front
stereo image when using the Pro Logic II Music listening mode.
On: Panorama function on.
Off: Panorama function off (default).
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T-D Listening Angle Setting
■ Lstn Angl (Listening Angle)
With this setting, you can specify the angle of the front
left and right speakers relative to the listening position.
Processing for the Theater-Dimensional listening mode
is based on this setting. Ideally, the front left and right
speakers should be equidistant from the listening position and at an angle close to one of the three available
settings.
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
20/30/40 ˚
■ Dimension
With this setting, you can move the sound field forward
or backward when using the Pro Logic II Music listening
mode. The default value is 0. It can be adjusted from –3
to +3. Higher settings move the sound field forward.
Lower settings move it backward.
If the stereo image feels too wide, or there’s too much
surround sound, move the sound field forward to
improve the balance. Conversely, if the stereo image
feels like it’s in mono, or there’s not enough surround
sound, move it backward.
Multichannel Subwoofer Setting
■ Center Width
With this setting, you can adjust the width of the sound
from the center speaker when using the Pro Logic II
Music listening mode. Normally, the center channel
sound is output by only the center speaker. (If you’re not
using a center speaker, the center channel sound will be
distributed to the front left and right speakers to create a
phantom center). This setting adjusts the front left, right,
and center mix, allowing you to adjust the weight of the
center channel sound. It can be adjusted from 0 to 7
(default value is 3).
■ SW Sens
On some DVD players, the signal from the multichannel
subwoofer output is 15 dB higher than normal. You can
change the subwoofer sensitivity to match your DVD
player. Note that this setting only affects signals connected to the SUBWOOFER input jack of the multichannel DVD input.
You can select 0 dB (default), +5 dB, +10 dB, or +15 dB.
If you find that your subwoofer is too loud, try the
+10 dB or +15 dB setting.
Narrow: Select if the listening angle is 20 degrees.
Middle: Select if the listening angle is 30 degrees
(default).
Wide: Select if the listening angle is 40 degrees.
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Recording
This section explains how to record the selected input
source to a component with recording capability, and
how to record audio and video from different sources.
Recording the Input Source
You can only record to a component that’s connected to
the TAPE OUT or VCR/DVR OUT jacks.
See pages 20–31 for information on connecting your AV
components.
1
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
Remote
controller
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
6
AUX
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
CD
Use the input selector buttons to
select the component that you
want to record.
Audio signals from the selected input
source are output by the TAPE OUT
and VCR/DVR OUT jacks.
You can listen to the source while
recording. The AV receiver’s VOLUME control has no effect on recording.
Recording Audio and Video from
Separate Sources
You can overdub audio onto your video recordings by
simultaneously recording audio and video from two separate sources. This is possible because only the audio
source is switched when an audio-only input source,
such as TAPE, TUNER, or CD, is selected, the video
source remains the same.
In the following example, audio from the CD player connected to the CD IN jacks, and video from the camcorder
connected to the AUX INPUT VIDEO jack are recorded
by the VCR connected to the VCR/DVR OUT jacks.
AUX INPUT
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
Camcorder
video signal
audio signal
IN 2
IN 1
OUT
HDMI
ANTENNA
ASSIGNABLE
AM
FM 75
DIGITAL IN
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL
1
Y
(DVD)
CBL/SAT
2
(CBL/SAT)
CB/PB
V
CR/PR
S
VCR/DVR
DVD
MONITOR
OUT V
S
OPTICAL
1
(VCR/DVR)
CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN
DVD IN
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
2
2
On your recorder, start recording.
IN
(CD)
IN
R
REMOTE
CONTROL
3
OUT
L
CD
TAPE
L
L
R
R
IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
IN
FRONT
CBL/SAT
VCR/DVR
SURROUND CENTER
DVD
SUB
WOOFER
Start playback on the source
component.
Notes:
• You cannot record from a component that’s connected
to a digital input. Only analog inputs can be recorded.
• The surround sound effects provided by the listening
modes cannot be recorded.
• You cannot record from a component that’s connected
to the multichannel DVD input.
• If you select another input source while recording, that
input source will be recorded instead.
• While the Pure Audio listening mode is selected, the
VCR/DVR OUT V and S jacks don’t output video signals, so select another mode when recording.
CD player
VCR
1. Prepare the camcorder and CD player
for playback.
2. Prepare the VCR for recording.
3. Press the [AUX] input selector button.
4. Press the [CD] input selector button.
This selects the CD player as the audio source, but
leaves the camcorder as the video source.
5. Start recording on the VCR, then start
playback on the camcorder and CD
player.
Video from the camcorder and audio from the CD
player are recorded by the VCR.
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Advanced Setup
Advanced Speaker Settings
4
This section explains how to check the speaker settings
and how to set them manually, which is useful if you
change a speaker after performing the automatic speaker
setup.
Some speaker settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
Speaker Configuration
Note:
• If the Subwoofer setting in step 3 is
set to No, this setting is fixed at Large
and does not appear.
These settings are set automatically by the Automatic
Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
This section explains how to specify which speakers are
connected and their sizes.
For speakers with a cone diameter
larger than 6-1/2 inches (16 cm),
specify Large (full band). For those
with a smaller diameter, specify
Small (default crossover 100 Hz).
The crossover frequency can be
Cone diameter
changed on page 53.
1
RECEIVER
5
6
2
3
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Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “Sp Config,”
and then press the [ENTER] button.
While the Subwoofer setting is
selected, use the Left and Right
[ ]/[ ] buttons to select Yes or
No.
Yes: Select if a subwoofer is connected.
No: Select if no subwoofer is connected.
Use the Down [ ] button to
select “Center,” and then use the
Left and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to
select Small, Large, or None.
Small: Select if the center speaker is
small.
Large: Select if the center speaker is
large.
None: Select if no center speaker is
connected.
Note:
• If the Front setting in step 4 is set to
Small, the Large option cannot be
selected.
Press the [RECEIVER] button followed by the [SETUP] button.
SETUP
Use the Down [ ] button to
select “Front,” and then use the
Left and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to
select Small or Large.
Small: Select if the front speakers are
small.
Large: Select if the front speakers are
large.
Use the Down [ ] button to
select “Surround,” and then use
the Left and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to select Small, Large, or
None.
Small: Select if the surround speakers are small.
Large: Select if the surround speakers are large.
None: Select if no surround speakers
are connected.
Note:
• If the Front setting in step 4 is set to
Small, the Large option cannot be
selected.
Continue with step 7 of the “Crossover
Frequency” setting.
Note:
• These settings cannot be changed while headphones
are connected or the multichannel DVD input is being
used.
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Advanced Setup—Continued
Crossover Frequency
Double Bass
This setting is set automatically by the Automatic
Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
This setting only applies to the speakers that you specified as Small in the “Speaker Configuration” on page 52.
To get the best bass performance from your speaker system, you need to set the crossover frequency according
to the size and frequency response of your speakers
7
Use the Down [ ] button to
select “Crossover,” and then use
the Left and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to select a crossover frequency.
This setting is not set automatically by the Automatic
Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
With the Double Bass function, you can boost bass output by feeding bass sounds from the front left and right
channels to the subwoofer. This function can be set only
if the Subwoofer setting (step 3) is set to Yes, and the
Front setting (step 4) is set to Large in the Speaker Configuration on page 52.
8
Use the Down [ ] button to
select “Double Bass,” and then
use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select:
On: Double Bass function on.
Bass from the front left and
right channels is also fed to
the subwoofer (default).
Off: Double Bass function off.
9
Press the [SETUP] button.
Setup closes.
Use the diameter of the smallest
speaker in your system when choosing
the crossover frequency.
Speaker cone
diameter
Crossover
frequency
Over 8 in.
(20 cm)
40/50/60Hz*
6-1/2 to 8 in.
(16–20 cm)
80Hz
5-1/4 to 6-1/2 in.
(13–16 cm)
100Hz (default)
3-1/2 to 5-1/4 in.
(9–13 cm)
120Hz
Under 3-1/2 in.
(9 cm)
150/200Hz*
SETUP
Note:
• These settings cannot be changed while headphones
are connected or the multichannel DVD input is being
used.
*Choose the setting suitable for the speaker.
Continue with step 8 of the “Double
Bass” setting on the right column.
Notes:
• For a more accurate setting, look up the frequency
response in the manuals supplied with your speakers
and set accordingly.
• Choose a higher crossover frequency if you want more
sound from your subwoofer.
• These settings cannot be changed while headphones
are connected or the multichannel DVD input is being
used.
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Advanced Setup—Continued
Speaker Distance
These settings are set automatically by the Automatic
Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
7
Press the [SETUP] button.
Setup closes.
SETUP
With these settings, you can specify the distance from
each speaker to the listening position.
1
2
Measure and make a note of the
distance from each speaker to
the listening position.
RECEIVER
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, followed by the
[SETUP] button.
SETUP
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3
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “Sp Distance,”
and then press [ENTER].
4
While “Unit” is displayed, use the
Left and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to
select “feet” or “meters”.
feet: Distances can be set in feet.
Range: 1 to 30 feet in 1-foot
steps.
meters: Distances can be set in
meters. Range: 0.3 to 9
meters in 0.3-meter steps.
5
Use the Down [ ] button to
select “Front,” and use the Left
and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to
specify the distance for the front
speakers, then press the Down
[ ] button to select the next
speaker.
6
Repeat step 5 for all speakers.
Note:
Speakers that you set to No or None in
the Speaker Configuration (page 52)
cannot be selected.
Notes:
• The Center and Subwoofer distances can be set up to
5 ft. (1.5 m) more or less than the Front distance. For
example, if the Front distance is set to 20 ft. (6 m), the
Center and Subwoofer distances can be set between 15
and 25 ft. (4.5 and 7.5 m).
• The Surround distances can be set up to 5 ft. (1.5 m)
more or 15 ft. (4.5 m) less than the Front distance. For
example, if the Front distance is set to 20 ft. (6 m), the
Surr Right and Surr Left distances can be set between
5 and 25 ft. (1.5 and 7.5 m).
• The speaker distance cannot be adjusted while a pair
of headphones is connected, or the multichannel DVD
input is being used.
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Advanced Setup—Continued
Speaker Levels
These settings are set automatically by the Automatic
Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
You can set the volume level of each speaker so that all
speakers can be heard equally at the listening position.
1
RECEIVER
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, followed by the
[SETUP] button.
SETUP
2
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “Level Cal,” and
then press [ENTER].
A pink noise test tone is output by the
front left speaker.
3
Turn up the volume so that you
can hear the test tone sufficiently.
As each speaker outputs the test tone,
its name appears on the display.
4
Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to adjust the speaker
level, and use the Down [ ] button to select the next speaker.
The levels can be adjusted from –12 to
+12 dB in 1 dB steps (–15 to +12 dB
for the subwoofer).
5
Repeat step 4 so that the level of
the test tone coming from each
speaker is the same.
Speakers that you set to No or None in
the Speaker Configuration (page 52) do
not output the test tone.
6
SETUP
Press the [SETUP] button.
Setup closes.
Don’t forget to turn down the volume if
you turned it up while setting the levels.
Notes:
• A quick way to adjust the speaker levels is to press the
remote controller’s [TEST TONE] button to turn on
the test tone, use the [LEVEL–] and [LEVEL+] buttons to adjust the levels, and use the [CH SEL] button
to select the speakers.
• The speaker levels cannot be adjusted while a pair of
headphones is connected, or the AV receiver is muted.
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Advanced Setup—Continued
Equalizer Settings
5
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select a frequency.
Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to adjust the level at that
frequency.
These settings are set automatically by the Automatic
Speaker Setup function (see page 33).
Here you can adjust the tone of individual speakers. To
set the volume of individual speakers, see page 55.
1
RECEIVER
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button, followed by the
[SETUP] button.
The volume at each frequency can be
adjusted from –6 to +6 dB in 1 dB
steps.
Tip: Low frequencies (e.g., 80 Hz)
affect bass sounds; high frequencies
(e.g., 8000 Hz) affect treble sounds.
SETUP
2
Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select “Equalizer,” and
then press [ENTER].
3
Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to select:
Off: Tone off, response flat.
Audyssey: The tone for each speaker
is set automatically by the
Automatic Speaker Setup
function. Be sure to select
this setting after having
performed the Automatic
Speaker Setup.
Manual: You can adjust the equalizer for each speaker
manually.
If you selected Manual, continue with
this procedure. If you selected Off or
Audyssey, go to step 7.
4
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Press the Down [ ] button, and
then use the Left and Right
[ ]/[ ] buttons to select a
speaker.
6
Use the Up [ ] button to select
“Ch,” and then use the Left and
Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to select
another speaker.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each speaker.
Speakers that you’ve set to No or None
in the Speaker Configuration (page 52)
cannot be selected.
7
Press the [SETUP] button.
The setup menu closes.
SETUP
Notes:
• The front, center, and surround speakers can be
adjusted at 80 Hz, 250 Hz, 800 Hz, 2500 Hz, and
8000 Hz. The subwoofer can be adjusted at 40 Hz, 80
Hz, and 160 Hz.
• While the Direct or Pure Audio listening mode is
selected, the equalizer settings have no effect.
• This procedure can also be performed on the AV
receiver by using its [SETUP], [ENTER], and arrow
buttons.
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Advanced Setup—Continued
Digital Input Signal Formats
Correcting Sound and Picture Sync
The following table shows the display indicator for each
digital signal format.
Format
Display
Dolby Digital
When using progressive scanning on your DVD player,
you may find that the picture and sound are out of sync.
With this setting, you can correct this by delaying the
audio signals. You can set it from 0 to 100 milliseconds
(ms) in 20 millisecond steps.
DTS
PCM
PCM
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
DVD
RECEIVER
Normally, the AV receiver detects the signal format automatically. However, if you experience either of the following issues when playing PCM or DTS material, you
can specify the signal format as either PCM or DTS:
• If the beginnings of tracks from a PCM source are cut
off, try the PCM setting.
• If noise is produced when fast forwarding or reversing
a DTS CD, try the DTS setting.
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
INPUT
SELECTOR
1
2
RECEIVER
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
10
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
TV
VCR
CABLE
SAT
ENT
TV
CH
VOL
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
MASTER VOLUME
TUNING
STANDBY/ON
SETUP
PRESET
RETURN
STANDBY
PURE AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
MULTI CH
DVD
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
AUX
TAPE
TUNER
CD
SETUP
ENTER
RETURN
AUX INPUT
SETUP MIC
PHONES
DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT
TONE
STEREO
LISTENING MODE
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE
CLEAR
1
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button.
RECEIVER
DIGITAL INPUT
1
DIGITAL INPUT
2
DIGITAL INPUT
Press and hold the AV receiver’s
[DIGITAL INPUT] button for about
3 seconds.
While “Auto” is displayed (about
3 seconds), press the [DIGITAL
INPUT] button repeatedly to
select: PCM, DTS, or Auto.
PCM: Only PCM format input signals will be heard. If the input
signal is not PCM, the PCM
indicator will flash and there
will be no sound.
DTS: Only DTS format input signals will be heard. If the input
signal is not DTS, the DTS
indicator will flash and there
will be no sound.
Auto (default): The format is
detected automatically. If no
digital input signal is present,
the corresponding analog input
is used instead.
2
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
6
AUX
DVD
3
Press and hold, for more than 4
seconds, the input selector button for the input source that you
want to correct.
This can be the [DVD], [VCR/DVR],
[CBL/SAT], or [AUX] input source.
Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]
buttons to adjust the delay from 0
to 100 milliseconds in 20 millisecond steps.
Note:
• This setting is not available when the Pure Audio listening mode is used, or the Direct listening mode is
used with an analog input signal.
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Controlling Other Components
You can use the AV receiver’s remote controller
(RC-681M) to control your other AV components,
including those made by other manufacturers. This section explains how to enter the necessary remote control
code for the component that you want to control (e.g.,
DVD player, TV, or VCR).
1
Look up the appropriate remote
control code in the separate
Remote Control Codes list.
The codes are organized by category
(e.g., DVD player, TV, etc.).
2
While holding down the REMOTE
MODE button that you want to
set, press the [DISPLAY] button
for 3 seconds.
The REMOTE MODE button lights up.
REMOTE MODE
Entering Remote Control Codes
DVD
M D/CDR
To control another component, you must first enter the
appropriate remote control code to a REMOTE MODE
button. You’ll need to enter a code for each component
that you want to control.
CD
DOCK
TV
VCR
CABLE
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
RECEIVER
DVD
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
M D/CDR
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
CD
3
SAT
REMOTE
MODE
DOCK
Number
buttons
TAPE
VCR
9
TUNER
10
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
DISPLAY
TV
CABLE
SAT
3
ENT
TV
CH
VOL
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
ENTER
1
2
VCR/DVR
CBL/SAT
3
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
TAPE
TUNER
Within 30 seconds, use the number buttons to enter the 4-digit
remote control code.
The REMOTE MODE button flashes
twice.
9
CD
11
PLAYLIST/CAT
0
PLAYLIST/CAT
ENT
DIMMER
SETUP
RETURN
4
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
VCR
RC-681M
L NIGHT
Press the REMOTE MODE button
again to select the remote controller mode, point the remote
controller at the component, and
check the operation.
If the remote controller doesn’t work as
expected, and several remote codes are
listed, try each one in turn and use the
one that works best.
Notes:
• A remote control code cannot be entered for the
[RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button.
• The remote control codes provided are correct at the
time of printing, but are subject to change.
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Controlling Other Components—Continued
Remote Control Codes for Onkyo
Components Connected via
Onkyo components that are connected via
are controlled by pointing the remote controller at the AV
receiver, not the component. This allows you to control
components that are out of view, in a rack, for example.
Resetting REMOTE MODE Buttons
You can reset a REMOTE MODE button to its default
remote control code.
1
REMOTE MODE
DVD
1
2
Make sure the Onkyo component is connected with an
cable and an analog
audio cable (RCA).
See page 31 for details.
M D/CDR
CD
DOCK
TV
VCR
Enter the appropriate remote control code
for the [DVD] or [CD] REMOTE MODE button.
[DVD] REMOTE MODE button
1612: Onkyo DVD player with
[CD/MD/CDR/DOCK] REMOTE MODE button
1327: Onkyo CD player with
1808: Onkyo MD recorder with
1322: Onkyo CD recorder with
1993: Onkyo RI Dock with
See the previous page for how to enter remote
control codes.
While holding down the REMOTE
MODE button that you want to
reset, press the [L NIGHT] button
for 3 seconds.
The REMOTE MODE button lights up.
CABLE
SAT
L NIGHT
2
REMOTE MODE
DVD
M D/CDR
Press the REMOTE MODE button
again.
The REMOTE MODE button flashes
twice, indicating that it’s been reset.
CD
3
DOCK
Press the [DVD] or [CD] REMOTE MODE
button, point the remote controller at the
AV receiver, and operate the component.
TV
VCR
If you want to control an Onkyo component by pointing
the remote controller directly at it, or you want to control
an Onkyo component that’s not connected via
, use
the following remote control codes:
• [DVD] REMOTE MODE button
0627: Onkyo DVD player without
(default)
• [CD/MD/CDR/DOCK] REMOTE MODE button
1817: Onkyo CD player without
(default)
0868: Onkyo MD recorder without
1323: Onkyo CD recorder without
2990: Onkyo RI Dock without
CABLE
SAT
The [DVD] and [CD] REMOTE
MODE buttons are preprogrammed
with remote control codes for controlling Onkyo DVD players and CD players respectively. When these buttons
are reset, the preprogrammed code is
restored.
Resetting the Remote Controller
You can reset the remote controller to its default settings.
1
Note:
If you connect an
-capable Onkyo MD recorder, CD
recorder, or RI Dock component to the TAPE IN/OUT or
CBL/SAT jacks, for remote operation to work properly,
you must set the Input Display to MD, CDR, or DOCK
(see page 37).
RECEIVER
L NIGHT
2
RECEIVER
While holding down the
[RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, press the [L NIGHT] button
for 3 seconds.
The [RECEIVER] button lights up.
Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE
MODE button again.
The [RECEIVER] button flashes twice,
indicating that it’s been reset.
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Controlling Other Components—Continued
To control another component, point the remote controller at it and use the buttons explained below. (You must
select the appropriate remote control mode first.) With some AV components, certain buttons may not work as
expected, and some may not work at all.
■ Controlling a VCR
■ Controlling a TV
A
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY/ON
REMOTE MODE
REMOTE MODE
TAPE/AMP
2
CBL/SAT
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
10
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
TV
12
CLR
D TUN
Press [TV]
first
VCR
CD
11
CABLE
SAT
ENT
TV
VOL
SLEEP
CH
DISC
ALBUM
2
3
2
CBL/SAT
M D/CDR
CD
3
DOCK
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
9
TAPE
TUNER
10
VCR
12
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
D TUN
CABLE
PREVIOUS
MENU
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
4
5
6
CH
3
4
5
6
AUX
MULTI CH
DVD
7
8
TAPE
TV
VCR
9
TUNER
10
CD
11
12
+10
0
--/---
DIMMER
SLEEP
VOL
DISC
ALBUM
CLR
CABLE
SAT
TV
VOL
CH
VOL
INPUT
PREVIOUS
MENU
4
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PREVIOUS
MENU
MUTING
ENTER
PLAYLIST/CAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
RETURN
RETURN
5
7
6
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
SURROUND
SURROUND
SURROUND
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
TEST TONE
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
TEST TONE
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DISPLAY
VCR
DVD
HDD
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
TEST TONE
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DISPLAY
VCR
DVD
HDD
A [STANDBY/ON], TV [
]*
Sets the TV to On or Standby.
A [STANDBY/ON]
Sets the VCR to On or Standby.
B Number buttons
B Number buttons
Enter numbers.
Select channels.
C [CLR]
C TV VOL [ ]/[ ]*
Cancels functions.
Adjusts the TV’s volume.
D [CH +/–]
D [CH +/–]
Selects channels on the TV.
Selects the previous channel.
Pause, Play, Stop.
F [
F [TV INPUT]*
Selects the TV’s VCR input.
G [ ], [ ], [ ], [
Selects channels on the VCR.
E [ ], [ ], [ ]
E [PREVIOUS]
], [
]
Operates the VCR.
* Buttons marked with an asterisk
(*) are exclusively for controlling a TV and can be used at anytime regardless of the current
remote controller mode.
CH SEL
LEVEL-
LEVEL+
L NIGHT
CINE FLTR
DVD
HDD
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
DISPLAY
CH SEL
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
LISTENING MODE
STEREO
AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT
CH SEL
Press [SAT]
first
ENT
ENTER
LISTENING MODE
60
CD
DOCK
MUTING
RETURN
2
M D/CDR
3
D TUN
GUIDE
TOP MENU
PLAYLIST/CAT
SETUP
2
CBL/SAT
SAT
ENT
TV
DVD
INPUT SELECTOR
1
VCR/DVR
Press [VCR]
first
INPUT
MUTING
STEREO
2
TV
CD
11
+10
A
REMOTE MODE
RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
1
VCR/DVR
VOL
INPUT
GUIDE
TOP MENU
STANDBY/ON
TAPE/AMP
INPUT SELECTOR
1
VCR/DVR
A
DVD
RECEIVER
DVD
RECEIVER
■ Controlling a Satellite or
Cable Receiver
], [ ]
Rewind and Fast forward.
VCR
A [STANDBY/ON]
Sets the satellite/cable receiver
to On or Standby.
B Number buttons
Enter numbers.
C [CLR]
Cancels functions.
D [CH +/–]
Selects satellite/cable channels.
E [PREVIOUS]
Selects the previous channel.
F [GUIDE]
Displays the program guide.
G [ENTER]
Confirms the selection.
H [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/[ ]
Selects menu items.
I [ ], [ ], [ ], [
Operates the VCR.
], [
]
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Troubleshooting
If you have any trouble using the AV receiver, look for a
solution in this section.
If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, try resetting
the AV receiver before contacting your Onkyo dealer.
To reset the AV receiver to its factory defaults,
turn it on and, while holding down the [VCR/DVR]
button, press the [STANDBY/ON] button. “Clear”
will appear on the display and the AV receiver will
enter Standby mode.
STANDBY/ON
VCR/DVR
Note that resetting the AV receiver will delete your
radio presets and custom settings.
Power
Can’t turn on the AV receiver
• Make sure that the power cord is plugged into the wall
outlet properly.
• Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, wait 5
seconds or more, then plug it in again.
The AV receiver turns off as soon as it’s turned
on
• The amp protection circuit has been activated.
Remove the power cord from the wall outlet immediately. Disconnect all speaker cables and input sources,
and leave the AV receiver with its power cord disconnected for 1 hour. After that, reconnect the power cord
and set the volume to maximum. If the AV receiver
stays on, set the volume to minimum, disconnect the
power cord, and reconnect your speakers and input
sources. If the AV receiver turns off when you set the
volume to maximum, disconnect the power cord, and
contact your Onkyo dealer.
Audio
There’s no sound or it’s very quiet
• Make sure that the digital input source is selected
properly (page 37). Press the [DIGITAL INPUT] button repeatedly.
• Make sure that all audio connecting plugs are pushed
in all the way (page 20).
• Make sure that the polarity of the speaker cables is
correct, and that the bare wire is in contact with metal
part of each speaker terminal (page 17)
• Make sure that the speaker cables are not shorting.
• Check the volume. It can be set to MIN, 1 through 79,
or MAX (page 38). The AV receiver is designed for
home theater enjoyment and has a wide volume range
for precise adjustment.
• If the MUTING indicator is shown on the display,
press the remote controller’s [MUTING] button to
unmute the AV receiver (page 44).
• While a pair of headphones is connected, no sound is
output by the speakers (page 45).
• Check the digital audio output settings on the connected device. On some games consoles, such as those
that can play DVDs, the default setting is off.
• With some DVD-Video discs, you need to select an
audio format from a menu.
• If your turntable doesn’t have a phono preamp built-in,
you must connect one between it and the AV receiver.
If your turntable uses an MC cartridge, you must connect an MC head amp, or an MC transformer and a
phono preamp.
• Make sure that the speaker setup microphone is not
still connected.
• Specify the speaker distances and adjust the individual
speaker levels (page 55).
• The input signal format is set to PCM or DTS. Set it to
Auto (page 57).
• Audio from a DVD player connected via HDMI is not
output by the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
To listen to this audio through the speakers, in addition
to an HDMI connection, you’ll also need to make a
separate analog or digital audio connection (page 25).
• If your DVD player is connected via HDMI and your
TV produces no sound, check your DVD player’s
audio output settings, and be sure to select an audio
format that’s supported by your TV.
Only the front speakers produce sound
• When the Stereo or Mono listening mode is selected,
only the front speakers and subwoofer produce sound.
• Make sure the speakers are configured correctly
(page 52).
Only the center speaker produces sound
• If you use the Pro Logic II Movie, Pro Logic II Music,
or Pro Logic II Game listening mode with a mono
source, such as an AM radio station or mono TV program, the sound is concentrated in the center speaker.
• Make sure the speakers are configured correctly
(page 52).
The surround speakers produce no sound
• When the Stereo or Mono listening mode is selected,
the surround speakers produce no sound (page 47).
• Depending on the source and current listening mode,
not much sound may be produced by the surround
speakers. Try selecting another listening mode.
• Make sure the speakers are configured correctly
(page 52).
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The center speaker produces no sound
• When the Stereo or Mono listening mode is selected,
the center speaker produces no sound (page 47).
• Make sure the speakers are configured correctly
(page 52).
The subwoofer produces no sound
• When you play source material that contains no information in the LFE channel, the subwoofer produces
no sound.
• Make sure the speakers are configured correctly
(page 52).
There’s no sound with a certain signal format
• Check the digital audio output setting on the connected device. On some games consoles, such as those
that can play DVDs, the default setting is off.
• With some DVD-Video discs, you need to select an
audio output format from a menu.
The volume cannot be set to 79
• When the volume level of each speaker has been
adjusted (pages 45, 55), the maximum possible volume may be reduced.
Noise can be heard
• Using cable ties to bundle audio cables with power
cords, speaker cables, and so on may degrade the
audio performance, so don’t do it.
• An audio cable may be picking up interference. Try
repositioning your cables.
The Late Night function doesn’t work
• Make sure the source material is Dolby Digital
(page 49).
The multichannel DVD input doesn’t work
• Check the multichannel DVD input connections
(page 24).
• To select the multichannel DVD input, press the
[MULTI CH] input selector button.
• Check the audio output settings on your DVD player.
About DTS signals
• When playing DTS program material, using the pause,
fast forward, or fast reverse function on your player
may produce a short audible noise. This is not a malfunction.
• When DTS program material ends and the DTS bitstream stops, the AV receiver remains in DTS listening mode and the DTS indicator remains on. This is to
prevent noise when you use the pause, fast forward, or
fast reverse function on your player. If you switch your
player from DTS to PCM, because the AV receiver
does not switch formats immediately, you may not
hear any sound, in which case you should stop your
player for about 3 seconds, and then resume playback.
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• With some CD players, you won’t be able to playback
DTS material properly even though your player is connected to a digital input on the AV receiver. This is
usually because the DTS bitstream has been processed
(e.g., output level, sampling rate, or frequency
response changed) and the AV receiver doesn’t recognize it as a genuine DTS signal. In such cases, you
may hear noise.
Video
There’s no picture
• Make sure that all video connecting plugs are pushed
in all the way (page 20).
• Make sure that each video component is properly connected.
• The AV receiver does not convert between formats, so
if a video source component is connected to a component video input, your TV must be connected to the
component video output (page 21).
• If a video component is connected to an HDMI input,
your TV must be connected to the HDMI OUT
(page 25).
• On your TV, make sure that the video input to which
the AV receiver is connected is selected.
• While the Pure Audio listening mode is selected, the
video circuits are turned off and the AV receiver outputs no video signals.
• Reliable operation with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter is
not guaranteed. In addition, video signals from a PC
are not supported (page 25).
Tuner
Reception is noisy, stereo FM reception suffers
from hiss, or the FM STEREO indicator doesn’t
appear
• Relocate your antenna.
• Move the AV receiver away from your TV or computer.
• Listen to the station in mono (page 40).
• When listening to an AM station, operating the remote
controller may cause noise.
• Passing cars and airplanes can cause interference.
• Concrete walls weaken radio signals.
• If nothing improves the reception, install an outdoor
antenna.
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Remote Controller
The remote controller doesn’t work
• Make sure that the batteries are installed with the correct polarity (page 14).
• Make sure that the remote controller is not too far
away from the AV receiver, and that there’s no
obstruction between the remote controller and the AV
receiver’s remote control sensor (page 14).
• Make sure you’ve selected the correct remote controller mode (page 10).
• Make sure you’ve entered the correct remote control
code (page 58).
Can’t control other components
• Make sure you’ve selected the correct remote controller mode (page 10).
• If you’ve connected an
-capable Onkyo MD
recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock to the TAPE
IN/OUT jacks or CBL/SAT jacks, for the remote controller to work properly, you must set the Input Display to MD, CDR, or DOCK (page 37).
• The entered remote control code may not be correct. If
more than one code is listed, try each one.
• With some AV components, certain buttons may not
work as expected, and some may not work at all.
• To control an Onkyo component that’s connected via
, point the remote controller at the AV receiver. Be
sure to enter the appropriate remote control code first
(page 58).
• To control an Onkyo component that’s not connected
via
, or another manufacturer’s component, point
the remote controller at the component. Be sure to
enter the appropriate remote control code first
(page 58).
Recording
Can’t record
• On your recorder, make sure the correct input is
selected.
• To prevent signal loops and damage to the AV
receiver, input signals are not fed through to outputs
with the same name (e.g., TAPE IN to TAPE OUT, or
VCR/DVR IN to VCR/DVR OUT).
• When the Pure Audio listening mode is selected,
recording is not possible because no video signals are
output. Select another listening mode.
Others
The sound changes when I connect my headphones
• When a pair of headphones is connected, the listening
mode is set to Stereo, unless it’s already set to Stereo,
Mono, Direct, or Pure Audio.
The display doesn’t work
• The display is turned off when the Pure Audio listening mode is selected.
How do I change the language of a multiplex
source
• Use the “Multiplex” setting on the “Audio Adjust”
menu to select Main or Sub (page 50).
The
functions don’t work
• To use
, you must make an
connection and an
analog audio connection (RCA) between the component and AV receiver, even if they are connected digitally (page 31).
During automatic speaker setup, measurement
fails and the message “Noise Error!” appears
• This can be caused by a speaker malfunction. Make
sure all of your speakers are working properly.
The AV receiver contains a microcomputer for signal
processing and control functions. In very rare situations, severe interference, noise from an external
source, or static electricity may cause it to lockup. In the
unlikely event that this happens, unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet, wait at least five seconds, and then
plug it back in again.
Onkyo is not responsible for damages (such as CD
rental fees) due to unsuccessful recordings caused by
the unit’s malfunction. Before you record important
data, make sure that the material will be recorded correctly.
Before disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet, set the AV receiver to Standby.
Memory Backup
The AV receiver uses a battery-less memory backup
system in order to retain radio presets and other settings when it’s unplugged or in the case of a power failure. Although no batteries are required, the AV receiver
must be plugged into an AC outlet in order to charge the
backup system. Once it has been charged, the AV
receiver will retain the settings for several weeks,
although this depends on the environment and will be
shorter in humid climates.
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Specifications
Amplifier Section
General
Rated Output Power (FTC)
All channels:
110 watts minimum continuous power
per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels
driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total
harmonic distortion of 0.9%
Rated Output Power (IEC)
5 ch × 130 W at 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 ch
driven
Maximum Output Power (JEITA)
5 ch × 160 W at 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 ch
driven
Dynamic Power
210 W (3Ω, 1 ch driven)
190 W (4Ω, 1 ch driven)
130 W (8Ω, 1 ch driven)
THD (Total Harmonic
Distortion)
0.08% (Power Rated)
Damping Factor
60 (Front, 1kHz, 8Ω)
Input Sensitivity and
Impedance
200 mV/ 47 kΩ (LINE)
Output Level and
Impedance
200 mV/ 470 Ω (REC OUT)
Frequency Response
5 Hz–100 kHz/ +1 dB–3 dB (Direct mode)
Tone Control
±10 dB, 50 Hz (BASS)
±10 dB, 20 kHz (TREBLE)
Signal to Noise Ratio
100 dB (LINE, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance
8Ω–16Ω
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Standby Power
Consumption
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Weight
0.3 W
435 × 150 × 377 mm
10.2 kg
■ Video Inputs
HDMI
Component
S-Video
Composite
IN1, IN2
DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT
DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT
DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, AUX
■ Video Outputs
HDMI
Component
S-Video
Composite
OUT
OUT
MONITOR, VCR/DVR
MONITOR, VCR/DVR
■ Audio Inputs
Digital Inputs
Analog Inputs
Multichannel Inputs
Video Section
■ Audio Outputs
Input Sensitivity/Output
Level and Impedance
1 Vp-p /75Ω (Component and S-Video Y)
0.7 Vp-p /75Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
0.28 Vp-p /75Ω (S-Video C)
1 Vp-p /75Ω (Composite)
Component Video
Frequency Response
5 Hz – 50 MHz
Analog Outputs
Subwoofer Pre Outputs
Speaker Outputs
Phones
Optical: 2
Coaxial: 2
DVD (MULTICHANNEL), VCR/DVR,
CBL/SAT, AUX, TAPE, CD
5.1 (DVD)
TAPE, VCR/DVR
1
L, R, C, SL, SR
1
Specifications and features are subject to change without
notice.
Tuner Section
FM Tuning Frequency Range
AM Tuning Frequency Range
Radio Presets
AC 230 V, 50 Hz
560 W
87.5 MHz– 108.0 MHz
522 kHz–1611 kHz
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