Sony STR-DB795 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Receiver
  • Model/name: STR-DB795
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Table of Contents

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©2004 Sony Corporation
2-148-931-12(2)
FM Stereo
FM/AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DB795
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Don’t throw away batteries with
general house waste; dispose of
them correctly as chemical waste.
Except for European model
ENERGY STAR®
is a U.S. registered
mark. As an ENERGY STAR®
partner,
Sony Corporation has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY
STAR®
guidelines for energy
efficiency.
About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model
STR-DB795. Check your model number by looking
at the lower right corner of the front panel.
• The instructions in this manual describe the controls
on the receiver. You can also use the controls on the
supplied remote if they have the same or similar
names as those on the receiver. For details on the use
of your remote, see pages 45–52.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
**“DTS”, “DTS-ES”, “Neo:6” and “DTS 96/24” are
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Note for the supplied remote
RM-PP413
The SOURCE button on the remote is not
available for receiver operation.
WARNING
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. About area codes
The area code of the receiver you purchased is
shown on the lower portion of the rear panel (see
the illustration below).
Any differences in operation, according to the area
code, are clearly indicated in the text, for example,
“Models of area code AA only”.
SUB WOOFER
AC OUTLET
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
AUDIO OUT
L
R
CENTER
4
8
SURR
BACK
AC OUTLET
L
2-XXX-XXX-XX AA
Area code
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Getting Started
1: Check how to hookup your
components.......................................4
1a: Connecting components with
digital audio output jacks ...........6
1b: Connecting components with
multi channel output jacks..........9
1c: Connecting components with
only analog audio jacks............11
2: Connecting the antennas ...................13
3: Connecting speakers .........................14
4: Connecting the AC power cord ........16
5: Setting up the speakers .....................17
6: Adjusting the speaker levels and
balance............................................20
— TEST TONE
Amplifier Operation
Selecting the component.......................21
Listening to multi channel sound..........21
— MULTI CH IN
Listening to FM/AM radio....................22
Storing FM stations automatically........23
— AUTOBETICAL
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
Presetting radio stations ........................23
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)....24
(Models of area code CEL, CEK
only)
Changing the display.............................26
About the indications in the display......27
Enjoying Surround Sound
Using only the front speakers ...............29
Enjoying higher fidelity sound..............29
— AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
Selecting a sound field..........................31
Selecting the surround back decoding
mode ...............................................33
— SURR BACK DECODING
Advanced Adjustments and
Settings
Switching the audio input mode for
digital components ......................... 35
— INPUT MODE
Customizing sound fields ..................... 35
Adjusting the equalizer......................... 37
Advanced settings................................. 37
Other Operations
Naming preset stations and inputs........ 41
Using the Sleep Timer.......................... 42
Selecting the speaker system................ 42
Recording.............................................. 43
CONTROL A1II Control System......... 44
Operations Using the Remote
RM-PP413
Before you use your remote.................. 45
Remote button description.................... 45
Selecting the command mode of the
remote............................................. 49
Programming the remote ...................... 50
Additional Information
Precautions............................................ 53
Troubleshooting.................................... 53
Specifications........................................ 56
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 59
Index ..................................................... 60
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Steps 1a through 1c beginning on page 6 describe how to hook up your components to this receiver.
Before you begin, refer to “Connectable components” below for the pages which describe how to
connect each component.
After hooking up all your components, proceed to “2: Connecting the antennas” (page 13).
Connectable components
a)
Model with a DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT or DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT jack, etc.
b)
Model with a MULTI CH OUTPUT jacks, etc. This connection is used to output the audio decoded by the
component’s internal multi-channel decoder through this receiver.
c)
Model equipped only with AUDIO OUT L/R jacks, etc.
d)
Model with component video (Y, PB/CB/B-Y, PR/CR/R-Y) input jacks.
Getting Started
1: Check how to hookup your components
Component to be connected Page
DVD player
With digital audio outputa)
6–7
With multi-channel audio outputb)
9–10
With analog audio output onlyc)
6–7
TV monitor
With component video inputd)
7 or 10
With S-Video or composite video input only 12
Satellite tuner
With digital audio outputa)
6–7
With analog audio output onlyc)
6–7
CD/Super Audio CD player
With multi-channel audio outputb)
9
With analog audio output onlyc)
11
MD/Tape deck
With digital audio outputa)
8
With analog audio output onlyc)
11
Analog disc turntable 11
Multi-channel decoder 9
VCR, video camera, video game, etc. 12
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Required cords
The hookup diagrams on the subsequent pages assume the use of the following optional connection
cords (A to H) (not supplied).
A Audio cord
White (L)
Red (R)
B Audio/video cord
Yellow (video)
White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio)
C Video cord
Yellow
D S-video cord
E Optical digital cord
F Coaxial digital cord
G Monaural audio cord
Black
Tip
Audio cord A can be torn into two monaural audio
cords G.
H Component video cord
Green
Blue
Red
Notes
• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left, audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
If you have Sony components with CONTROL A1II jacks
See “CONTROL A1II Control System” on page 44.
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Hooking up a DVD player, TV, or satellite tuner
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 5.
1 Connect the audio jacks.
* Connect to either the COAXIAL DVD IN or the OPTICAL DVD IN jack. We recommend making connections to
the COAXIAL DVD IN jack.
Note
You can also listen to the sound of your TV by connecting your TV’s audio output jacks to the TV/SAT AUDIO IN
jacks on the receiver. In this case, do not connect the TV’s video output jack to the TV/SAT VIDEO IN jack on the
receiver.
1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks
DIGITAL
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
DVD
AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
SIGNAL
GND
OPTICAL
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
MULTI CH IN VIDEO S-VIDEO
CONTROL
A1 II
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUTPUT
A
F*
E*
R
AUDIO
OUT
OUTPUT
L
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
OUTPUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUTPUT
E A
R
AUDIO
OUT
OUTPUT
L
COMPONENT VIDEO
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
MD
OUT
COAXIAL IN
SA-CD/
CD
COAXIAL
MONITOR
AUDIO
Satellite tuner
DVD player
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2 Connect the video jacks.
The following illustration shows how to connect a TV or satellite tuner and a DVD player with
COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, PB/CB/B-Y, PR/CR/R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component
video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video.
Tip
This receiver can convert standard video signals to S-video signals for output from the MONITOR S-VIDEO OUT
jacks.
Note
On this receiver, the component video signals cannot be converted to S-video or standard video signals (or vice
versa).
DIGITAL
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
SIGNAL
GND
OPTICAL
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
MULTI CH IN AUDIO
COAXIAL IN
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
H C D
C D
H
C D
H
COMPONENT
OUTPUT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
OUTPUT
COMPONENT
OUTPUT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
OUTPUT
COMPONENT
INPUT
VIDEO
INPUT
S VIDEO
INPUT
VIDEO S-VIDEO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
CONTROL
A1 II
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
PR/CR/R–Y PB/CB/B–Y Y
PR/CR/R–Y PB/CB/B–Y
Y
PR/CR/R–Y PB/CB/B–Y
Satellite tuner
DVD player
TV monitor
continued
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Hooking up an MD/Tape deck or a Super Audio CD/CD player
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 5.
Tip
All the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
Note
You cannot make digital recordings of digital multi channel surround signals.
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
SIGNAL
GND
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
MULTI CH IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO
COAXIAL IN
CONTROL
A1 II
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
IN
OUT
l
l
l
l
LINE
L
R
LINE
INPUT OUTPUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
IN OUT
IN
OUT
E E A A
COMPONENT VIDEO
DIGITAL
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
OPTICAL
F A
LINE
L
R
OUTPUT
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
OUTPUT
MD/Tape deck
Super Audio CD/
CD player
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1 Connect the audio jacks.
If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you can connect
it to this receiver’s MULTI CH IN jacks to enjoy the multi channel sound. Alternatively, the multi
channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 5.
Tip
This connection also allows you to enjoy software with multi-channel audio recorded in formats other than the Dolby
Digital, and DTS.
1b: Connecting components with multi channel output
jacks
DIGITAL
ANTENNA VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SURR
FRONT
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
OPTICAL
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO
COAXIAL IN
CONTROL
A1 II
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
L
R
MULTI CH OUT
FRONT SURROUND
A A G G
SUB
WOOFER
SIGNAL
GND
ANALOG
MULTI CH IN
SUB WOOFER CENTER
CENTER
DVD player,
Super Audio CD player,
Multi channel decoder, etc.
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2 Connect the video jacks.
The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y,
PB/CB/B-Y, PR/CR/R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input jacks allows you
to enjoy higher quality video.
Tip
This receiver can convert standard video signals to S-video signals for output from the MONITOR S-VIDEO OUT
jacks.
Note
On this receiver, the component video signals cannot be converted to S-video or standard video signals (or vice
versa).
DIGITAL
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
SIGNAL
GND
OPTICAL
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
MULTI CH IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO
COAXIAL IN
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
H C D
C D
H
COMPONENT
OUTPUT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
OUTPUT
COMPONENT
INPUT
VIDEO
INPUT
S VIDEO
INPUT
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
CONTROL
A1 II
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
PR/CR/R–Y PB/CB/B–Y Y
PR/CR/R–Y PB/CB/B–Y
TV monitor
DVD player
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Hooking up audio components
For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 5.
Note
If your turntable has a ground wire, connect it to the U SIGNAL GND terminal.
1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks
DIGITAL
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
SIGNAL
GND
OPTICAL
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
MULTI CH IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO
COAXIAL IN
CONTROL
A1 II
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
A
LINE
L
R
OUTPUT
LINE
L
R
LINE
INPUT OUTPUT
A
A
l
l
IN
OUT
A
L
R
Turntable
Super Audio CD/
CD player
MD/Tape deck
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Hooking up video components
If you connect your TV to the MONITOR jacks, you can watch the video from the selected input
(page 21). For details on the required cords (A–H), see page 5.
Tip
This receiver can convert standard video signals to S-video signals for output from the MONITOR S-VIDEO OUT
jacks.
DIGITAL
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
SIGNAL
GND
OPTICAL
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
MULTI CH IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO
COAXIAL IN
CONTROL
A1 II
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
IN
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
R
AUDIO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
AUDIO
IN
OUTPUT
INPUT
L
L
L
B B D
D
S VIDEO
INPUT
S VIDEO
OUTPUT
IN
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
R
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
IN
VIDEO
IN
OUTPUT
INPUT
L
L
L
B B D
C
VIDEO
INPUT
S VIDEO
INPUT
B, D
R
L
OUT
L
IN
L
Camcorder or
TV game
TV monitor
VCR
VCR
To the
VIDEO 3
INPUT jacks
(Front panel)
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Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna.
* The shape of the connector varies depending on the area code.
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away from the receiver and other components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as horizontal as possible.
• Do not use the U SIGNAL GND terminal for grounding the receiver.
2: Connecting the antennas
DIGITAL
ANTENNA ANALOG VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
SA-CD/
CD
TV/SAT
IN
IN
PHONO
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SURR
FRONT
SUB WOOFER CENTER
SA-CD/
CD
IN
IN
OUT
MD/
TAPE
DVD
IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVD
IN
TV/
SAT
IN
MD
IN
DVD
MD
OUT AM
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Y
SIGNAL
GND
OPTICAL
MONITOR
VIDEO
1
VIDEO
2
DVD
TV/
SAT
COAXIAL
MULTI CH IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO
COAXIAL IN
CONTROL
A1 II
PB/CB
/B−Y
PR/CR
/R−Y
*
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
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Connect your speakers to the receiver. This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system.
To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a
center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1 channel).
You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD software recorded in the Surround EX format if you
connect one additional surround back speaker (6.1 channel) or two surround back speakers (7.1
channel) (see “Selecting the surround back decoding mode” on page 33).
Example of 7.1 channel speaker system configuration
Tips
• When you connect 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker right behind the listening position
(see “When placing only one surround back speaker” illustration on page 18).
• Since the sub woofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
Speaker impedance
To enjoy the best possible multi channel surround, connect speakers with a nominal impedance of 8
ohms or higher to the FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND and SURROUND BACK terminals, and set
the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to “8Ω”. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your
speakers if you are not sure of their impedance. (This information is often on the back of the speaker.)
Alternatively, you may connect speakers with nominal impedances between 4 and 8 ohms to any or all
of the speaker terminals. However, be sure to set the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR to “4Ω” if you
connect even one speaker with a nominal impedance between 4 and 8 ohms.
3: Connecting speakers
Note
Be sure to turn the power off before adjusting the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR.
Front speaker (Right)
Surround speaker
(Right)
Center speaker
Front speaker (Left)
Sub woofer
Surround speaker (Left)
Surround back speaker (Left)
Surround back speaker (Right)
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Required cords
A Speaker cords (not supplied)
(+)
B Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
Black
(–)
* If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the SPEAKERS FRONT B terminals. You can
select the front speakers you want to use with SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) button. For details, see “Selecting the
speaker system” (page 42).
**If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SPEAKERS SURR BACK L terminal.
SPEAKERS SUB WOOFER
AC OUTLET
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
AUDIO OUT
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
FRONT
B
CENTER
4
8
E e
A
A
E e
A
E e
A
E e
SPEAKERS
FRONT B*
IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR
E e
A
E e
A
INPUT
AUDIO
IN
B
E e
A
FRONT
A
SURR SURR
BACK
Surround speaker
(Right)
Surround speaker
(Left)
Sub woofer
Surround back
speaker (Right)**
Surround back
speaker (Left)**
Center speaker
Front speaker
(Left)
Front speaker
(Right)
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Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using the receiver for the first time,
initialize the receiver by performing the
following procedure.
This procedure can also be used to return
settings you have made to their factory defaults.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2 Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds.
“PUSH” and “ENTER” appears in the
display alternatingly.
3 Press MEMORY/ENTER.
“CLEARING” appears in the display for a
while, then “CLEARED” appears.
The following are reset to their factory
settings.
• All settings in the SP SETUP, LEVEL,
EQ, CUSTOMIZE and TUNER menus.
• The sound field memorized for each
input and preset station.
• All preset stations.
• All index names for inputs and preset
stations.
4: Connecting the AC
power cord
AC OUTLET
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
4
8
b
To a wall outlet
AC power
cord
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You can use the SP SETUP menu to set the size
and distance of the speakers connected to this
system.
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
2 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“SP SETUP”.
3 Rotate MENU to select the menu item
you want.
For more information, see “Speaker setup
parameters”.
Note
Some speaker setup items may appear dimmed in
the display. This means that they have been
adjusted automatically due to other speaker
settings. Depending on the settings, you may or
may not be able to adjust certain speakers.
4 Rotate –/+ to select the parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have set
all of the items that follow.
Speaker setup parameters
The initial settings are underlined.
x XXXX SET (Speaker easy setup)
• EASY SET
You can set up your speakers automatically
by selecting a pre-defined speaker pattern (see
the supplied “Easy Setup Guide”).
• NORM. SET
Select to adjust the settings of each speaker
manually.
x SP PAT. XXX (Speaker setup pattern)
When you select EASY SET, select the speaker
setup pattern. Rotate –/+ to select the speaker
setup pattern and press MEMORY/ENTER to
enter the selection. Check your speaker pattern
using the supplied “Easy Setup Guide”.
x (SUB WOOFER) (Sub woofer)
• YES
If you connect a sub woofer, select “YES”.
• NO
If you did not connect a sub woofer, select
“NO”. The front speakers are automatically
set to “LARGE”. This activates the bass
redirection circuitry and outputs the LFE
signals from other speakers.
x (FRONT) (Front speakers)
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
front channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer. When the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, the center, surround and surround
back speakers are also automatically set to
“SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”).
x (CENTER) (Center speaker)
• LARGE
If you connect a large speaker that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker
to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
center channel bass frequencies from the front
speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub woofer.
• NO (for all sources except MULTI CH IN)
If you did not connect a center speaker, select
“NO”. The sound of the center channel will be
output from the front speakers (digital
downmix).
5: Setting up the speakers
SW
L R
C
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• MIX (for all sources except MULTI CH IN)
If you did not connect a center speaker but
want to downmix the center channel audio,
select “MIX”.
This is only active when the front and
surround speakers are set to “LARGE”
(ANALOG DOWNMIX). In other cases, the
center channel will be downmixed digitally
(DIGITAL DOWNMIX).
* When using MULTI CH IN sources, the sound of
the center channel is output from the front speakers
if you select either “NO” or “MIX”.
x (SURROUND)
(Surround speakers)
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
However, if the front speakers are set to
“SMALL”, you cannot set the surround
speakers to “LARGE”.
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
surround channel bass frequencies from the
sub woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
• NO
If you did not connect surround speakers,
select “NO”.
x / (SURR BACK)
(Surround back speakers)
• DUAL
If you connect two surround back speakers,
select “DUAL”. The sound will be output to a
maximum of 7.1 channels.
• SINGLE
If you connect only one surround back
speaker, select “SINGLE”. The sound will be
output to a maximum of 6.1 channels.
• NO
If you did not connect surround back
speakers, select “NO”.
Tip
The “LARGE” and “SMALL” settings for each
speaker determine whether or not the internal sound
processor will cut the bass signal from that channel.
When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass
redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass
frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE”
speakers.
However, it best not to cut them, if possible. Therefore,
even when using small speakers, you can set them to
“LARGE” if you want to output the bass frequencies
from that speaker. On the other hand, if you are using
a large speaker, but prefer not to have bass frequencies
output from that speaker, set it to “SMALL”.
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set
all speakers to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass,
you can use the equalizer to boost the bass levels. To
adjust the equalizer, see page 37.
x DIST. X.X m (XX ft.)
(Front speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the front speakers (A). You can adjust from 1.0
meter to 7.0 meters (3 to 23 feet) in 0.1 meter (1 foot)
steps.
If both front speakers are not placed an equal distance
from your listening position, set the distance to the
closest speaker.
When placing only one surround back speaker
When placing two surround back speakers
(The angle E should be the same)
SL SR
SBL SBR SB
L R
D
30˚
30˚
100˚-120˚
100˚-120˚
A
C C
A
B
30˚
30˚
100˚-120˚
100˚-120˚
A
A
C
E
E
E
B
C
D
D
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x DIST. X.X m (XX ft.)
(Center speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the center speaker. You can adjust from 1.0 meter to
7.0 meters (3 to 23 feet) in 0.1 meter (1 foot) steps.
x DIST. X.X m (XX ft.)
(Surround speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the surround speakers. You can adjust from 1.0
meter to 7.0 meters (3 to 23 feet) in 0.1 meter (1 foot)
steps.
If both surround speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the distance
to the closest speaker.
x / DIST. X.X m (XX ft.)
(Surround back speaker distance)
Initial setting: 3.0 m
Lets you set the distance from your listening position
to the surround back speaker. You can adjust from 1.0
meter to 7.0 meters (3 to 23 feet) in 0.1 meter (1 foot)
steps.
If you connect two surround back speakers and both
surround back speakers are not placed an equal
distance from your listening position, set the distance
to the closest speaker.
Tip
The receiver lets you to input the speaker position in
terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set the
center speaker further than the front speakers. Also, the
center speaker cannot be set more that 1.5 meters (5
feet) closer than the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set farther
away from the listening position than the front
speakers. And they can be no more than 4.5 meters (15
feet) closer.
This is because incorrect speaker placement is not
conducive to the enjoyment of surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer than
the actual location of the speakers will cause a delay in
the output of the sound from that speaker. In other
words, the speaker will sound like it is farther away.
For example, setting the center speaker distance 1–2
meters (3–6 feet) closer than the actual speaker
position will create a fairly realistic sensation of being
“inside” the screen. If you cannot obtain a satisfactory
surround effect because the surround speakers are too
close, setting the surround speaker distance closer
(shorter) than the actual distance will create a larger
sound stage.
Adjusting these parameter while listening to the sound
often results in much better surround sound. Give it a
try!
For advanced speaker setups
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU”
to “MENU EXP.”. This enables advanced setups
including those of the heights of the surround
speakers.
For details on “MENU”, see page 37. For details
on how to set the items, see page 38.
C
SL SR
SBL SBR SB
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Adjust the speaker levels and balance while
listening the test tone from your listening
position. Use the remote for the operation.
Tip
The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
1 Press ?/1 on the remote to turn on the
receiver.
2 Press TEST TONE on the remote.
“T.TONE” appears in the display and the
test tone is output from each speaker in
sequence.
3 Adjust the speaker level and balance
using the LEVEL menu so that the level
of the test tone sounds the same from
each speaker.
For details on the LEVEL menu settings,
see page 35.
Tips
• To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/– on the remote or
turn MASTER VOLUME –/+ on the receiver.
• You can also use –/+ on the receiver for the
adjustment.
4 Press TEST TONE again after
adjustment.
The test tone turns off.
To output the test tone only from
a specific speaker
Set “T.TONE” in the LEVEL menu to “FIX”
(page 35). The test tone is output only from the
selected speaker.
For more precise adjustment
You can output the test tone or sound source
from two adjacent speakers to adjust their
balance and level.
Set “MENU” in the CUSTOMIZE menu to
“MENU EXP.” (page 37). Then select the two
speakers you want to adjust using “P.NOISE” or
“P.AUDIO” in the LEVEL menu (page 40).
Note
The test tone cannot be used when ANALOG DIRECT
or MULTI CH IN function is used.
6: Adjusting the speaker
levels and balance
— TEST TONE
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1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the
input.
The selected input appears in the display.
2 Turn on the component and start
playback.
3 Rotate MASTER VOLUME –/+ to adjust
the volume.
To mute the sound
Press MUTING on the remote.
Notes on using headphones
• When headphones are connected, you can select only
the following sound fields (page 32).
– HEADPHONE (2CH)
– HEADPHONE THEATER
• When headphones are connected and you use the
MULTI CH IN function (see “Listening to multi
channel sound”), the sound of all channels may not
output depending on the speaker settings.
You can select the audio directly from the
components connected to the MULTI CH IN
jacks. This enables you to enjoy high quality
analog inputs like DVD or Super Audio CD.
Also see “D.PWR” (page 38).
Surround effects are not activated when using
this input.
Press MULTI CH IN.
When a center speaker or sub
woofer is not connected
If you have set the center speaker to “NO” or
“MIX”, or set the sub woofer to “NO” in the SP
SETUP menu (page 17), and you activate the
MULTI CH IN function, the analog center or
sub woofer audio will be output from the front
left and right speakers.
When MULTI CHANNEL
DECODING indicator lights up
The MULTI CHANNEL DECODING indicator
lights up when the receiver is decoding multi
channel sources.
However, this indicator does not light up if you
select 2CH STEREO mode.
Amplifier Operation
Selecting the component
To select the Display
VCR VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2
Camcorder or TV game VIDEO 3
DVD player DVD
Satellite tuner TV/SAT
MD or tape deck MD/TAPE
CD or Super Audio CD
player
SA-CD/CD
Built-in tuner (FM) Tuner (FM)
Built-in tuner (AM) Tuner (AM)
Turntable PHONO
Listening to multi channel
sound
— MULTI CH IN
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You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through the built-in tuner. Before operation,
make sure you have connected the FM and AM
antennas to the receiver (see page 13).
Tip
The tuning scale differs depending on the area code as
shown in the following table. For details on area codes,
see page 2.
Automatic tuning
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select FM
or AM.
2 Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
Press TUNING + to scan from low to high;
press TUNING – to scan from high to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
In case of poor FM stereo
reception
If the FM stereo reception is poor and
“STEREO” flashes in the display, select
monaural audio so that the sound will be less
distorted.
1 Press MAIN MENU to select “TUNER”.
2 Rotate MENU to select “FM AUTO”.
3 Rotate –/+ to select “MONO”.
The FM reception switches to monaural.
Direct tuning
Enter a frequency of the station directly by using
the numeric buttons on the remote.
For details on the supplied remote, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the remote.
1 Press TUNER on the remote repeatedly
to select FM or AM.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2 Press ALT, then press D.TUNING on
the remote.
3 Press the numeric buttons on the
remote to enter the frequency.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Press 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Press 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
If you’ve tuned in an AM station, adjust the
direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
If you cannot tune in a station
and the entered numbers flash
Make sure you’ve entered the right frequency. If
not, repeat step 3. If the entered numbers still
flash, the frequency is not used in your area.
Listening to FM/AM radio
Area code FM AM
CEL, CEK, SP, AU, TW,
KR
50 kHz 9 kHz
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(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and FM
RDS stations in alphabetical order without
redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the
stations with the clearest signals.
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by
one, see “Presetting radio stations”.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
2 Hold down MEMORY/ENTER and press
?/1 to turn the receiver back on.
“AUTO-BETICAL SELECT” appears in
the display and the receiver scans and stores
all the FM and FM RDS stations in the
broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks for
stations broadcasting the same program,
then stores only the one with the clearest
signal. The selected RDS stations are sorted
alphabetically by their Program Service
name, then assigned a 2-character preset
code. For more details on RDS, see
page 24.
Regular FM stations are assigned 2-
character preset codes and stored after the
RDS station.
When done, “FINISH” appears in the
display momentarily and the receiver
returns to the normal operation.
Notes
• Do not press any button on the receiver or supplied
remote during autobetical operation, except ?/1.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure to
store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see “Tuning
to preset stations”.
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
You can preset up to 30 FM or AM stations.
Then you can easily tune in the stations you
often listen to.
Presetting radio stations
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select FM
or AM.
2 Tune in the station that you want to
preset using Automatic Tuning
(page 22) or Direct Tuning (page 22).
3 Press MEMORY/ENTER.
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a
few seconds. Do steps 4 to 5 before the
display goes out.
4 Press PRESET TUNING + or PRESET
TUNING – to select a preset number.
If you want to switch the memory page,
press SHIFT on the remote.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you select
the preset number, start again from step 3.
5 Press MEMORY/ENTER again.
The station is stored to the selected preset
number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press
MEMORY/ENTER, start again from step
3.
6 Repeat steps 2 to 5 to preset another
station.
Tuning to preset stations
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select FM
or AM.
2 Press PRESET TUNING + or PRESET
TUNING – repeatedly to select the
preset station you want.
Each time you press the button, you can
select the preset station as follows:
Storing FM stations
automatically
— AUTOBETICAL
Presetting radio stations
tA1yA2y...yA0yB1yB2y...yB0T
tC0y...yC2yC1T
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Using the remote
1 Press TUNER repeatedly to select FM or
AM.
2 Press PRESET/CH/D.SKIP +/– repeatedly
to select the preset station you want.
To select the Preset station
directly
Press the numeric buttons on the remote.
The preset station of the selected number in the
current memory page is tuned in. Press SHIFT
on the remote to change the memory page.
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
This receiver also allows you to use RDS (Radio
Data System), which enables radio stations to
send additional information along with the
regular program signal. You can also display
RDS information.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM band
using direct tuning (page 22), automatic
tuning (page 22), or preset tuning
(page 23).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the RDS indicator lights up and the
program service name appears in the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned to
is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal strength is weak.
Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station, press
DISPLAY.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically as
follows:
PS (Program Service name) or preset station
namea)
t Frequencyb)
t PTY (Program
Type) indicationc)
t RT (Radio Text)
indicationd)
t CT (Current Time) indication
(in 24-hour system) t Sound field currently
applied t Volume level
a)
This information appears only when PS is received
or the preset station is indexed.
b)
This information also appears for non-RDS FM
stations.
c)
Type of program being broadcast (see page 25).
d)
Text messages sent by the RDS station.
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
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Notes
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS service,
“NO XX” (such as “NO CT”) appears in the display.
• When a station broadcasts radio text data, it is
displayed at the same rate at which it is sent from the
station. Any change in this rate is reflected in the
display rate of the data.
Description of program types
Program type
indication
Description
NEWS News programs
AFFAIRS Topical programs that expand on
current news
INFO Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
SPORT Sports programs
EDUCATE Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
DRAMA Radio plays and serials
CULTURE Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
SCIENCE Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
VARIED Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel games,
and comedy
POP M Popular music programs
ROCK M Rock music programs
EASY M Easy Listening
LIGHT M Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
CLASSICS Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
OTHER M Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
WEATHER Weather information
FINANCE Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN Programs for children
SOCIAL Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION Programs of religious content
PHONE IN Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
TRAVEL Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located by
TP/TA.
LEISURE Programs on recreational
activities such as gardening,
fishing, cooking, etc.
JAZZ Jazz programs
COUNTRY Country music programs
NATION M Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
OLDIES Programs featuring oldies music
FOLK M Folk music programs
DOCUMENT Investigative features
NONE Any programs not defined above
Program type
indication
Description
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Changing the information in
the display
You can check the sound field etc. by changing
the information in the display.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will
change as follows.
Index name* t Input name t Sound field
name t Volume level
* Index name appears only when you have assigned
one to the input or preset station (page 41). Index
name does not appear when only blank spaces have
been entered, or it is the same as the input name.
Changing the display
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A SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is
set to “YES” (page 17). While this indicator
lights up, the receiver outputs the LFE signal
recorded on the disc or generates a low
frequency signal for output to the sub woofer.
This indicator does not light during the 2CH
STEREO mode.
B LFE: Lights up when the disc being played
back contains the LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) channel and the LFE channel signal is
actually being reproduced.
C SP A/SP B: Lights up in accordance with the
speaker system being used (A or B). Turns off
when speaker output is turned off or when
headphones are connected.
D ; DIGITAL EX: Lights up when the receiver
is decoding signals recorded in the Dolby
Digital format.
E ; PRO LOGIC IIx: “; PRO LOGIC”
lights up when the receiver applies Pro Logic
processing to 2 channel signals in order to
output the center and surround channel
signals. “; PRO LOGIC II” lights up when
the Pro Logic II Movie/Music/Game decoder
is activated. “; PRO LOGIC IIx” lights up
when the Pro Logic IIx Movie/Music/Game
decoder is activated. However, these
indicators do not light up if both the center and
surround speakers are set to “NO” and you
select a sound field using the A.F.D. button.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding does not function
for DTS format signals and for signals with a
sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz.
F DTS-ES 96/24: “DTS” lights up when DTS
signals are input. “DTS-ES” lights up when
DTS-ES signals are input. “DTS 96/24” lights
up when the receiver is decoding DTS 96 kHz/
24 bit signals.
Note
When playing a DTS format disc, be sure that you
have made digital connections and that INPUT
MODE is not set to “ANALOG” (page 35).
G NEO:6: Lights up when DTS Neo:6 cinema/
music mode decoding is activated.
H Tuner indicators: Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See
pages 22–25 for tuner operations.
I DIRECT: Lights up when the ANALOG
DIRECT function is activated.
J EQ: Lights up when the equalizer is activated.
K D.RANGE: Lights up when dynamic range
compression is activated (page 40).
L COAX: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
COAXIAL terminal.
M OPT: Lights up when the source signal is a
digital signal being input through the
OPTICAL terminal.
N SLEEP: Lights up when sleep timer is
activated.
About the indications in the display
MEMORY
DIRECT
L C R
SL S SR
SBR
SBL SB
SW LFE SP A
SP B
RDS
STEREO MONO
D.RANGE EQ
NEO:6
SLEEP OPT COAX 96/24
DIGITAL EX
; PRO LOGIC IIx DTS-ES
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3 5 6 7 8
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O Playback channel indicators: The letters
(L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being
played back. The boxes around the letters vary
to show how the receiver downmixes the
source sound (based on the speakers settings).
L (Front Left), R (Front Right), C (Center
(monaural)), SL (Surround Left), SR
(Surround Right), S (Surround (monaural
or the surround components obtained by
Pro Logic processing)), SB (Surround Back
(the surround back components obtained by
6.1 channel decoding)), SBL (Surround
Back Left), SBR (Surround Back Right)
Example:
Recording format (Front /Surround): 3/2
Output channel: Surround speakers absent
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
L C R
SL SR
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In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound
from the front L/R speakers only. There is no
sound from the sub woofer.
Listening to 2 channel stereo
sources (2CH STEREO)
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to 2
channel.
Press 2CH.
“2CH ST.” appears in the display and the
receiver switches to the 2CH STEREO mode.
Note
No sound is output from the sub woofer in the 2CH
STEREO mode. To listen to the 2 channel stereo
sources using the front L/R speakers and a sub woofer,
set to the A.F.D. mode.
Listening to analog audio
(ANALOG DIRECT)
You can switch the audio of the selected input to
the two channel analog input. This function
enables you to enjoy high quality analog
sources. Also see “D.PWR” on page 38.
When using this function, only the volume and
front speaker balance can be adjusted.
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the
input you want to listen to in analog
audio.
2 Press DIRECT.
“A.DIRECT” appears in the display and the
analog audio is output.
Notes
• This function is cancelled when you switch the sound
field (pages 29-32).
• When this function is used, test tone function cannot
be used.
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to select the decoding mode you want for
your audio sound.
Enjoying Surround Sound
Using only the front
speakers
Enjoying higher fidelity
sound
— AUTO FORMAT DIRECT
A.F.D. mode
(Display)
Decoding mode
A.F.D. AUTO
(A.F.D. AUTO)
As encoded
PRO LOGIC
(DOLBY PL)
Dolby Pro Logic
PRO LOGIC II MOVIE
(PLII MV)
Dolby Pro Logic II
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
(PLII MS)
PRO LOGIC II GAME
(PLII GM)
PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE
(PLIIX MV)
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC
(PLIIX MS)
PRO LOGIC IIx GAME
(PLIIX GM)
Neo:6 Cinema
(NEO6 CIN)
DTS Neo:6
Neo:6 Music
(NEO6 MUS)
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Decoding the input audio
signal automatically
In this mode, the receiver automatically detects
the type of audio signal being input (Dolby
Digital, DTS, standard 2 channel stereo, etc.)
and performs the proper decoding if necessary.
This mode presents the sound as it was recorded/
encoded, without adding any surround effects.
However, if there are no low frequency signals
(Dolby Digital LFE, etc.) it will generate a low
frequency signal for output to the sub woofer.
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select “A.F.D.
AUTO”.
The receiver automatically detects the type of
audio signal being input and performs the proper
decoding if necessary.
Tip
In most cases, “A.F.D. AUTO” provides the most
appropriate decoding. You may want to use SURR
BACK DECODING (page 33) to match the input
stream to the mode you prefer.
Enjoying stereo sound in multi
channel (2 channel decoding
mode)
This mode lets you specify the type of decoding
for 2 channel audio sources. This receiver can
reproduce 2 channel sound in 5 channels
through Dolby Pro Logic II; 7 channels through
Dolby Pro Logic IIx; 6 channels through DTS
Neo:6; or 4 channels through Dolby Pro Logic.
However, DTS 2CH sources are not decoded by
DTS Neo:6; they are output in 2 channels.
Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select the 2
channel decoding mode.
x DOLBY PL (PRO LOGIC)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channel is decoded into 4.1 channels.
x PLII MV (PRO LOGIC II MOVIE)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for movies encoded in Dolby
Surround. In Addition, this mode can reproduce sound
in 5.1 channel when watching videos of overdubbed or
old movies.
x PLII MS (PRO LOGIC II MUSIC)
Performs the Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as CDs.
x PLII GM (PRO LOGIC II GAME)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Game mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for video game softwares.
x PLIIX MV (PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode decoding.
This setting expands Dolby Pro Logic II Movie or
Dolby Digital 5.1 to discrete 7.1 movie channels.
x PLIIX MS (PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode decoding.
This setting shares hard “back” effects across all
surround speakers.
x PLIIX GM (PRO LOGIC IIx GAME)
Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Game mode decoding.
This setting delivers full-impact special effect signals
panned to the surround speakers.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding does not function for
DTS format signals and for signals with a sampling
frequency of more than 48 kHz.
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x NEO6 CIN (Neo:6 Cinema)
Performs the DTS Neo:6 Cinema mode decoding.
x NEO6 MUS (Neo:6 Music)
Performs the DTS Neo:6 Music mode decoding. This
setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs.
If you connect a sub woofer
When the audio signal is 2 channel stereo or if
the source signal does not include a LFE signal,
the receiver generates a low frequency signal for
output to the sub woofer. However the low
frequency signal is not generated when “Neo:6
Cinema” or “Neo:6 Music” is selected.
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre-
programmed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home.
Selecting a sound field for
movies
Press MOVIE repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
About DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound)
Sound fields with D
CSmarks use DCS
technology.
DCS is the concept name of the surround
technology for home theater developed by Sony.
DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
technology to reproduce the sound
characteristics of an actual cinema cutting studio
in Hollywood.
When played at home, DCS will create a
powerful theater effect that mimics the artistic
combination of sound and action as envisioned
by the movie director.
x C.ST.EX A (CINEMA STUDIO EX A) D
CS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema
production studio. This is a standard mode, great for
watching most any type of movies.
x C.ST.EX B (CINEMA STUDIO EX B) D
CS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater” cinema
production studio. This mode is ideal for watching
science-fiction or action movies with lots of sound
effects.
Selecting a sound field
Sound field Display
CINEMA STUDIO EX A DCS C.ST.EX A
CINEMA STUDIO EX B D
CS C.ST.EX B
CINEMA STUDIO EX C D
CS C.ST.EX C
VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION
DCS
V. M. DIM
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x C.ST.EX C (CINEMA STUDIO EX C) DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony
Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is
ideal for watching musicals or films where orchestra
music is featured in the soundtrack.
x V. M. DIM (VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION)
DC
S
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a single pair of
actual surround speakers.
About CINEMA STUDIO EX modes
CINEMA STUDIO EX modes are suitable for
watching motion picture DVDs (etc.), with
multi channel surround effects. You can
reproduce the sound characteristics of Sony
Pictures Entertainment’s dubbing studio in your
home.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes consist of
the following three elements.
• Virtual Multi Dimension
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a single
pair of actual surround speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
Creates the sensation that the sound is coming
from inside the screen like in theaters.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the type of reverberation found in
theaters.
The CINEMA STUDIO EX modes integrate
these three elements simultaneously.
Tip
You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc. by looking at the logo on the package.
– : Dolby Digital discs
– : Dolby Surround encoded programs
– : DTS Digital Surround encoded programs
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
Selecting a sound field for
music
Press MUSIC repeatedly to select the
sound field you want.
The selected sound field appears in the display.
x HALL
Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
x JAZZ (JAZZ CLUB)
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
x CONCERT (LIVE CONCERT)
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
When the headphones are
connected
You can select only from the following sound
fields.
x HEADPHONE (2CH)
Outputs the sound in 2 channel (stereo). Standard 2
channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound
field processing and multi channel surround formats
are downmixed to 2 channels.
x HEADPHONE THEATER D
CS
Allows you to experience a theater-like environment
while listening through a pair of headphones.
Note
If you connect a pair of headphones while a sound field
is operating, the system will automatically switch to
HEADPHONE (2CH) if using a sound field selected
with the 2CH or A.F.D. button, or to HEADPHONE
THEATER if using a sound field selected with the
MOVIE or MUSIC button.
To turn off the surround effect
Press 2CH or A.F.D.
Note
Sound fields does not function for PCM 96 kHz
signals.
Sound field Display
HALL HALL
JAZZ CLUB JAZZ
LIVE CONCERT CONCERT
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This function lets you select the decoding mode
for the surround back signals of the multi
channel input stream.
By decoding the surround back signal of DVD
software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital EX,
DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc.
format, you can enjoy the surround sound
intended by the filmmakers.
Press SURR BACK DECODING repeatedly
to select the surround back decoding
mode.
For details, see “How to select the surround back
decoding mode” on page 34.
Tip
You can select the surround back decoding mode using
“SB XXXX” in the CUSTOMIZE menu (page 38).
Note
You can select the surround back decoding mode only
when A.F.D. mode is selected.
Selecting the surround
back decoding mode
— SURR BACK DECODING
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How to select the surround back decoding mode
You can select the surround back mode you want according to the input stream.
When you select “OFF”
Surround back decoding is not performed.
When you select “AUTO”
When the input stream contains the 6.1 channel decode flaga)
, the appropriate decoder is applied to
decode the surround back signal.
When you select “ON”
To decode the surround back signal regardless of the 6.1 channel decode flaga)
, Dolby Digital EX is
applied when the output channel is 6.1 and Dolby Digital EX or Dolby Pro Logic IIx is applied when
the output channel is 7.1.
a)
6.1 channel decode flag is the information recorded in software like DVDs.
b)
Dolby Digital DVD that includes a Surround EX flag. The Dolby Corporation web page can help you distinguish
Surround EX films.
c)
Software encoded with a flag to denote it has both Surround EX and 5.1 channel signals.
d)
Software encoded with both 5.1 channel signals and an extension stream designed for returning those signals to
6.1 discrete channels. Discrete 6.1 channel signals are DVD specific signals not used in movie theaters.
Input stream Output channel Applied surround back decoder
Dolby Digital 5.1 5.1 —
Dolby Digital EXb)
6.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS 5.1 5.1 —
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1c)
6.1 DTS Matrix decoder
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1d)
6.1 DTS Discrete decoder
Dolby Digital EXb)
7.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1c)
7.1 DTS Matrix decoder
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1d)
7.1 DTS Discrete decoder
Input stream Output channel Applied surround back decoder
Dolby Digital 5.1 6.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital EXb)
6.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS 5.1 6.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1c)
6.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1d)
6.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital 5.1 7.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital EXb)
7.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
DTS 5.1 7.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1c)
7.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1d)
7.1 Matrix decoder conforms to Dolby Digital EX
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You can switch the audio input mode for
components which have digital audio input
jacks.
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the
input.
2 Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to
select the audio input mode.
The selected audio input mode appears in
the display.
Audio input modes
• AUTO IN
Gives priority to the analog audio signals
input to the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks when
there is no digital audio signals.
• COAX IN
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL COAXIAL input jack.
• OPT IN
Specifies the digital audio signals input to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL input jacks.
• ANALOG
Specifies the analog audio signals input to the
AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
By adjusting the LEVEL menu, you can
customize the sound fields to suit your particular
listening situation.
Note on the displayed items
The setup items you can adjust in each menu vary
depending on the sound field. Certain setup parameters
may be dimmed in the display. This means that the
selected parameter is either unavailable or fixed and
unchangeable.
Adjusting the LEVEL menu
You can adjust the balance and level of each
speaker. These settings are applied to all sound
fields.
1 Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
2 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“LEVEL”.
3 Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “LEVEL menu parameters”
below.
4 While monitoring the sound, rotate –/+
to adjust the selected parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
parameters.
LEVEL menu parameters
x T.TONE (Test Tone)
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from each
speaker. When set to “AUTO”, the test tone is output
from each speaker automatically. When set to “FIX”,
you can select which speaker will output the test tone.
x BAL. XXXX (Front speaker balance)
Initial setting: 0 (BALANCE)
Lets you adjust the balance between front left and right
speakers. You can adjust in the range of L (+1 to +16),
BALANCE (0), R (+1 to +16) in 33 steps.
Advanced Adjustments and Settings
Switching the audio input
mode for digital
components
— INPUT MODE
Customizing sound fields
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x CTR XXX.X dB
(Center speaker level)
x SUR.L. XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker (L) level)
x SUR.R. XXX.X dB
(Surround speaker (R) level)
x SB XXX.X dB
(Surround back speaker level)*
x SBL XXX.X dB
(Surround back (L) level)**
x SBR XXX.X dB
(Surround back (R) level)**
x S.W. XXX.X dB
(Sub woofer level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –20 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB steps.
x S.W. XXX dB
(Multi channel sub woofer level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
Lets you increase the level of the MULTI CH IN sub
woofer channel by +10 dB. This adjustment may be
necessary when connecting a DVD player to the
MULTI CH IN jacks. The sub woofer level from DVD
players is 10 dB lower than Super Audio CD players.
* Only when the surround back speaker is set to
“SINGLE” in the SP SETUP menu.
**Only when the surround back speaker is set to
“DUAL” in the SP SETUP menu.
x EFCT. XXX (Effect level)
Initial setting: STD
Lets you adjust the size of the surround effect.
Note
When one of the following sound fields are selected,
no sound is output from the sub woofer if all the
speakers are set to “LARGE” in the SP SETUP menu.
However, the sound will be output from the sub woofer
if the digital input signal contains LFE (Low
Frequency Effect) signals, or if the front, center, or
surround speakers are set to “SMALL”.
– HALL
– JAZZ CLUB
– LIVE CONCERT
For advanced LEVEL menu
adjustments
Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU”
to “MENU EXP.” to enable advanced
adjustments.
For details on “MENU”, see page 37. For details
on how to set the items, see page 40.
Resetting sound fields to the
initial settings
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the power.
2 While holding down 2CH, press ?/1.
“SF. CLR.” appears in the display and all
sound fields are reset to the initial setting.
MULTI CH IN
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You can adjust the tonal quality (bass, treble
level) of each speaker using the EQ menu.
1 Start playing a source encoded with
multi channel surround effects (DVD,
etc.).
2 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“EQ”.
3 Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “EQ menu parameters”
below.
4 While monitoring the sound, rotate –/+
to adjust the selected parameter.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other
items.
Note
You cannot adjust the equalizer when the system is
decoding PCM 96 kHz signals, or when DTS 96/24,
DTS-ES Matrix or DTS Neo:6 decoding is applied.
EQ menu parameters
x EQ
Initial setting: OFF
Select “ON” to activate the equalizer.
x BASS XXX.X dB
(Front speaker bass level)
x TREB. XXX.X dB
(Front speaker treble level)
Initial setting: 0 dB
You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 1 dB steps.
Using the CUSTOMIZE menu
to adjust the receiver
You can adjust various receiver settings using
the CUSTOMIZE menu.
1 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM”.
2 Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
For details, see “CUSTOMIZE menu
parameters” below.
3 Rotate –/+ to adjust the selected
parameter.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the other
items.
CUSTOMIZE menu parameters
The initial setting is underlined.
x MENU (Menu expanding)
• MENU EXP.
The advanced parameters for the SP SETUP and
LEVEL menus are displayed and can be adjusted.
For details on each setup item, see pages 17, 35 and
the following pages.
• MENU STD
The advanced parameters are not displayed.
x 96 XXXX
(DTS 96/24 decoding mode)
• 96 AUTO
When a DTS 96/24 signal is input, it is played back
at 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
• 96 OFF
Even when a DTS 96/24 signal is input, it is played
back at 48 kHz sampling frequencies.
Notes
• This parameter is valid only in the A.F.D. mode
(page 29). In other sound fields, this parameter is
always set to “96 OFF”.
• DTS 96/24 decoding is only valid in the A.F.D. mode
(page 29). When the system is set to other sound
fields, standard 48 kHz decoding is used.
• Even when a DTS 96/24 signal is input, standard 48
kHz decoding is used if any speakers are set to
“SMALL” or if the sub woofer is set to “NO”.
Adjusting the equalizer
Level
(dB)
Bass Treble
Frequency
(Hz)
Frequency
(Hz)
L R
L R
Advanced settings
DTS 96/24
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x SB XXXX
(Surround back decoding mode)
You can use the CUSTOMIZE menu to set the
surround back decoding mode (page 33).
For details on each decoding mode, see page 34.
• OFF
• AUTO
• ON
Note
This parameter is valid only when A.F.D. mode is
selected except for Dolby Pro Logic IIx mode
(page 29).
x S.F XXXX (Sound field link)
• S.F LINK
Lets you apply the last selected sound field to an
input whenever it is selected. For example, if you
select HALL for the SA-CD/CD input, then change
to a different input and return to SA-CD/CD, HALL
will automatically be applied again.
• S.F FIX
Sound field link is not activated.
x DEC. XXXX
(Digital audio input decoding priority)
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital signal
input to the DIGITAL IN jacks.
The initial setting is “DEC. AUTO” for VIDEO 3 and
TV/SAT, and “DEC. PCM” for DVD and MD/TAPE.
• DEC. AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode between
DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM.
• DEC. PCM
PCM signals are given priority (to prevent the
interruption when playback starts). Even when other
signals are input, the sound is output. However, this
receiver cannot decode DTS-CD when set to “DEC.
PCM”. When set to “DEC. AUTO” and the sound
from the digital audio jacks (for CD, etc.) is
interrupted when playback starts, set to “DEC.
PCM”.
x D.PWR XXX
(Digital power management)
• D.PWR OFF
Lets you turn off the power of the unnecessary digital
circuits automatically when outputting the analog
audio signals using the ANALOG DIRECT or
MULTI CH IN function. You can enjoy high quality
analog audio without the influence of digital circuits.
• D.PWR ON
Lets you keep the power of digital circuits on. Select
if you do not like the time lag that occurs with the
“D.PWR OFF” setting.
x PWR.S. XXX
(CONTROL A1II power save function)
• ON
Lets you save the power consumption of the receiver
during standby mode when the power save function
is activated.
• OFF
Lets you turn on the system automatically when the
component connected via monaural mini-plug cords
(page 44) is turned on.
x DUAL XXX
(Digital broadcast language selection)
Lets you select the language you want to listen to
during digital broadcast. This feature only functions
for Dolby Digital sources.
• M/S (Main/Sub)
Sound of the main language will be output through
the front left speaker and sound of the sub language
will be output through the front right speaker
simultaneously.
• M (Main)
Sound of the main language will be output.
• S (Sub)
Sound of the sub language will be output.
• M+S (Main + Sub)
Mixed sound of both the main and sub languages will
be output.
x [DIMMER]
Lets you adjust the brightness of the display.
x NAME IN
(Naming preset stations and inputs)
Lets you set the name of preset stations and inputs
selected with INPUT SELECTOR. For details, see
“Naming preset stations and inputs” on page 41.
Advanced SP SETUP menu
parameters
When “MENU” is set to “MENU EXP.”, all of
the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
See page 17 for the SP SETUP menu
adjustments. Initial settings are underlined.
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Advanced
Adjustments
and
Settings
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All SP SETUP menu parameters
* Adjustable only when “MENU” is set to “MENU
EXP.”.
x DISTANCE (Distance unit)
Lets you select the unit of measure for setting
distances.
• ft.
The distance is displayed in feet.
• m
The distance is displayed in meters.
x PL. XXXX
(Surround speaker position)*
Lets you specify the location of your surround speakers
for proper implementation of the surround effects in
the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 31).
• SIDE
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section A.
• BEHD
Select if the location of your surround speakers
corresponds to section B.
Tip
Surround speaker position is designed specifically for
implementation of the Cinema Studio EX modes.
For other sound fields, speaker position is not so
critical. Those sound fields were designed under the
premise that the surround speakers would be located
behind the listening position, but presentation remains
fairly consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
surround effects becomes unclear unless set to “SIDE”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, like wall reflections, and you may obtain
better results using “BEHD” if your speakers are
located high above the listening position, even if they
are to the immediate left and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting contrary
to the above explanation, we recommend that you
playback multi channel surround encoded software and
select the setting that provides a good sense of
spaciousness and that best succeeds in forming a
cohesive space between the surround sound from the
surround speakers and the sound of the front speakers.
If you are not sure which sounds best, select “BEHD”
and then use the speaker distance parameter and
speaker level adjustments to obtain proper balance.
x HGT. XXXX
(Surround speaker height)*
Lets you specify the height of your surround speakers
for proper implementation of the surround effects of
the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 31).
• LOW
Select if the height of your surround speakers
corresponds to section A.
• HIGH
Select if the height of your surround speakers
corresponds to section B.
* This setup item is not available when the surround
speaker parameter is set to “NO”.
XXXX SET
SP PAT. XXX
(SUB WOOFER)
(FRONT)
(CENTER)
(SURROUND)
/ (SURR BACK)
DIST. X.X m (FRONT)
DIST. X.X m (CENTER)
DIST. X.X m (SURROUND)
/ DIST. X.X m (SURR BACK)
DISTANCE*
PL. XXXX*
HGT. XXXX*
SP > XXX Hz*
SW
L R
C
SL SR
SBL SBR SB
L R
C
SL SR
SBL SBR SB
B
B
A
A
100˚
120˚
60
30
A
B
A
B
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x SP > XXX Hz
(Speaker crossover frequency)
Initial setting: 100 Hz
Lets you set the bass crossover frequency of speakers
set to “SMALL” in the SP SETUP menu. You can
adjust the bass crossover frequency in three steps
(60 Hz, 100 Hz and 150 Hz).
Advanced LEVEL menu
parameters
When “MENU” is set to “MENU EXP.”, all of
the following parameters are displayed and
adjustable.
See page 35 for the LEVEL menu adjustments.
Initial settings are underlined.
All LEVEL menu parameters
* Adjustable only when “MENU” is set to “MENU
EXP.”
**Adjustable only when surround back speaker is set
to “DUAL” (page 18).
x P.NOISE (Phase noise)
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from two
adjacent speakers.
x P.AUDIO (Phase audio)
Initial setting: OFF
Lets you output the front 2 channel source sound
(instead of the test tone) sequentially from adjacent
speakers.
x COMP. XXX
(Dynamic range compressor)
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the sound
track. This may be useful when you want to watch
movies at low volumes late at night.
• OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• STD
The dynamic range is compressed as intended by the
recording engineer.
• MAX
The dynamic range is compressed dramatically.
Tip
Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the dynamic
range information included in the Dolby Digital signal.
We recommend using the “MAX” setting. This greatly
compresses the dynamic range and lets you view
movies late at night at low volumes. Unlike analog
limiters, the levels are predetermined and provide a
very natural compression.
Note
Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby
Digital sources only.
T.TONE
P.NOISE*
P.AUDIO*
BAL. XXXX
CTR XXX.X dB
SUR.L. XXX.X dB
SUR.R. XXX.X dB
SB XXX.X dB
SBL XXX.X dB**
SBR XXX.X dB**
S.W. XXX.X dB
S.W. XXX dB
COMP. XXX*
EFCT. XXX
MULTI CH IN
D.RANGE
D.RANGE
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You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for
preset stations and inputs selected with INPUT
SELECTOR, and display it in the receiver’s
display.
To index a preset station
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select FM
or AM.
2 Tune in the preset station you want to
create an index name for (page 23).
3 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“TUNER”.
4 Rotate MENU to select “NAME IN”.
5 Press MEMORY/ENTER.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure of “To
create an index name”.
To index an input
1 Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select an
input you want to create an index name
for.
2 Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM”.
3 Rotate MENU to select “NAME IN”.
4 Press MEMORY/ENTER.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure of “To
create an index name”.
To create an index name
1 Use MENU and –/+ to create an index
name.
Rotate –/+ to select a character, then rotate
MENU to move the cursor to the next
position.
Tips
• You can select the character type as follows by
rotating –/+.
Alphabet (upper case) t Numbers t Symbols
• To enter a blank space, rotate –/+ until a blank
space appears in the display.
• If you made a mistake, rotate MENU until the
character you want to change flashes, then rotate
–/+ to select the correct character.
2 Press MEMORY/ENTER.
The entered name is registered.
Note (Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
When you name an RDS station and tune in the station,
the Program Service (PS) name appears instead of the
name you entered. (You cannot change the name of a
Program Service (PS) name. The name you entered
will be overwritten by the Program Service (PS)
name.)
Other Operations
Naming preset stations
and inputs
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You can set the receiver to turn off automatically
at a specified time. Use the remote for the
operation.
1 Press ALT to light up the button.
2 Press SLEEP while the power is on.
Each time you press SLEEP, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t
0:30:00 t OFF
While using Sleep Timer, “SLEEP” lights up in
the display.
Tip
To check the remaining time before the receiver turns
off, press ALT to light up the button (page 46), then
press SLEEP. The remaining time appears in the
display. If you press SLEEP again, the sleep timer will
be canceled.
You can select the front speaker system you
want to use.
Press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B)
repeatedly to select the front speaker
system you want to use.
The selected speaker system appears in the
display. To turn off the speaker output, press
SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) repeatedly until
SP A and SP B indication turn off.
The speaker system
• SP A
The speakers connected to the FRONT
SPEAKERS A terminals.
• SP B
The speakers connected to the FRONT
SPEAKERS B terminals.
• SP A and SP B
The speakers connected to both the FRONT
SPEAKERS A and B terminals (parallel
connection). In this case, be sure to connect
front speakers with a nominal impedance of 8
ohms or higher, and set the IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR to “4Ω”.
Using the Sleep Timer Selecting the speaker
system
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Before you begin, make sure you’ve connected
all components properly.
Recording on an audio tape or
MiniDisc
You can record on a MiniDisc or cassette tape
using the receiver. See the operating instructions
of your cassette deck or MD deck if you need
help.
1 Select the component to be recorded.
2 Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert a CD into the CD
player.
3 Insert a blank tape or MD into the
recording deck and adjust the
recording level, if necessary.
4 Start recording on the recording deck,
then start playback on the playback
component.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a
component connected to the analog MD/TAPE OUT
jacks. To record a digital audio signal, connect a
digital component to the DIGITAL OPTICAL MD
OUT jacks.
• Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output
from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks.
• The analog audio signals of the current input is
output from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks.
• The signals input to the MULTI CH IN jacks are not
output from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks even when
MULTI CH IN is being used. The analog audio
signals of the current or previously used input are
output.
• No signals are output from DIGITAL OPTICAL MD
OUT jacks when ANALOG DIRECT is being used.
The digital circuitry power is cut off to ensure
superior sound quality when “D.PWR” is set to
“D.PWR OFF”.
Recording on a video tape
You can record from a VCR or a TV using the
receiver. You can also add audio from a variety
of audio sources when editing a video tape. See
the operating instructions of your VCR if you
need help.
1 Select the program source to be
recorded.
2 Prepare the component for playing.
For example, insert a video tape you want to
record into VCR.
3 Insert a blank video tape into the VCR
(VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2) for recording.
4 Start recording on the recording VCR,
then start playing the video tape or
laser disc you want to record.
Notes
• You cannot record a digital audio signal using a
component connected to the analog VIDEO 1 OUT
or VIDEO 2 OUT jacks.
• Make sure to make both digital and analog
connections to the TV/SAT and DVD inputs. Analog
recording is not possible if you make only digital
connections.
• Some sources contain copy guards to prevent
recording. In this case, you may not be able to record
from the sources.
• The analog audio signals of the current input are
output from the VIDEO 1 OUT or VIDEO 2 OUT
jacks.
• The signals input to the MULTI CH IN jacks are not
output from VIDEO 1 OUT or VIDEO 2 OUT jacks
even when MULTI CH IN is being used. The analog
audio signals of the current or previously used input
are output.
Recording
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The CONTROL A1II Control System was
designed to simplify the operation of audio
systems composed of separate Sony
components. CONTROL A1II connections
provide a path for the transmission of control
signals which enable automatic operation and
control features usually associated with
integrated systems.
Currently, CONTROL A1II connections
between a Sony CD player, amplifier (receiver),
MD deck and cassette deck provide automatic
function selection.
Note
Do not operate a 2 way remote control unit when the
CONTROL A1II jacks are connected via a PC
interface kit to a personal computer running “MD
Editor” or similar application. Also, do not operate the
connected component in a manner contrary to the
functions of the application, as this may cause the
application to operate incorrectly.
CONTROL A1II and CONTROL A1
compatibility
The CONTROL A1 control system has been updated
to the CONTROL A1II which is the standard system in
the Sony 300 disc CD changer and other recent Sony
components. Components with CONTROL A1 jacks
are compatible with components with CONTROL
A1II, and can be connected to each other. Basically,
the majority of the functions available with the
CONTROL A1 control system will be available with
the CONTROL A1II control system.
However, when making connections between
components with CONTROL A1 jacks and
components with CONTROL A1II jacks, the number
of functions that can be controlled may be limited
depending on the component. For detailed information,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with the
component(s).
If you have a Sony CD changer with a
COMMAND MODE selector
If your CD changer’s COMMAND MODE
selector can be set to CD 1, CD 2, or CD 3, be
sure to set the command mode to “CD 1” and
connect the changer to the CD jacks on the
amplifier (receiver).
If, however, you have a Sony CD changer with
VIDEO OUT jacks, set the command mode to
“CD 2” and connect the changer to the VIDEO
2 jacks on the amplifier (receiver).
Connections
You can connect up to 10 CONTROL A1II
compatible components in any order. However,
you can connect only one of each type of
component (i.e., 1 CD player, 1 MD deck, 1 tape
deck and 1 receiver).
(You may be able to connect more than one CD
player or MD deck, depending on the model.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the respective component for details.)
Example
In the CONTROL A1II control system, the
control signals flow both ways, so there is no
distinction of IN and OUT jacks. If a component
has more than one CONTROL A1II jack, you
can use either one, or connect different
components to each jack.
Some CONTROL A1 compatible components
are supplied with a connecting cord as an
accessory. In this case, use the connecting cord
for your connection.
When using a commercially available cord, use
a monaural (2P) mini-plug cord less than 2
meters long, with no resistance.
Basic Functions
The input selector on the receiver automatically
switches to the correct input when you press the
play button on one of the connected components
(Auto input selection).
The CONTROL A1II functions will operate as
long as the component you want to operate is
turned on, even if all of the other connected
components are not turned on.
Note
When recording, do not play any components other
than the recording source. It will cause the automatic
input selection to operate.
CONTROL A1II Control
System
CD
player
MD
deck
Tape
deck
Other
components
Amplifier
(Receiver)
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Using
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You can use the remote RM-PP413 to operate
the components in your system.
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and –
properly oriented in the battery compartment.
When using the remote, point it at the remote
sensor on the receiver.
Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for
about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates
the receiver, replace all batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
Operations Using the Remote RM-PP413
Before you use your
remote
Remote button
description
H X
M
m
. >
-
VIDEO1 VIDEO2
RM SET UP
SYSTEM STANDBY SLEEP
AV1 AV2
TV ?/1 AV ?/1
VIDEO3 DVD
TV/SAT MD/TAPE SA-CD/CD TUNER
PHONO AUX MULTI CH SOURCE
SHIFT
TOP MENU/
GUIDE AV MENU
MUTING
MASTER
VOL
DISPLAY
TV VOL TV CH
WIDE DIMMER
TV/
VIDEO
MAIN
MENU
RETURN/EXIT
D.TUNING DISC ALT
ANT CLEAR SEARCH MODE
2CH A.F.D.
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
0/10 >10/11 12
MOVIE
SUBTITLE ENTER
MUSIC
AUDIO ANGLE
JUMP/
TIME
PRESET/
CH/D.SKIP
TEST
TONE
SB
DECODING
DIRECT
DUAL
MONO
x
?/1
P
O
v
V
b
B
1
2
9
qa
5
3
4
6
7
8
q;
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
w;
ws
wd
wf
wg
wa
wh
ql
ENTER
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The tables below show the settings of each
button.
Remote
Button
Operations Function
A.F.D. wd Receiver Selects the decoding
mode for audio sound.
ALT 9 Remote When ALT button lights
up, it changes the remote
key function to activate
those buttons with
orange printing.
ANGLE
w;
DVD player Selects viewing angle or
changes the angles.
ANT ql VCR Selects output signal
from the antenna
terminal: TV signal or
VCR program.
AUDIO
wa
TV/VCR/
DVD player
Changes the sound to
Multiplex, Bilingual or
Multi channel TV
Sound.
AUX wf Receiver To listen to an audio
equipment.
AV
MENU qj
VCR/
Satellite tuner/
DVD player
Displays menu.
AV1 and
AV2 wh
Remote Selects the command
mode of the remote.
AV ?/1
1
TV/VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
Turns the audio and
video components on or
off.
CLEAR
qk
CD player/
DVD player
Clears a mistake when
you press the incorrect
numeric buttons or
returns to continuos
playback etc.
DIMMER
qf
Receiver Adjusts the brightnessof
the display.
DIRECT
ws
Receiver Selects 2CH ANALOG
DIRECT.
DISC q; CD player/
VCD player
Selects a disc directly
(multi-disc changer
only).
Remote
Button
Operations Function
DISPLAY
qg
TV/VCR/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player
Selects information
displayed on the TV
screen.
D.TUNING
qk
Receiver Enters direct tuning
mode.
DUAL
MONO 6
Receiver Selects the language
you want during
digital broadcast.
DVD 2 Receiver To watch DVD.
ENTER 8 TV/VCR/
satellite tuner/
LD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
After selecting a
channel, disc or track
using the numeric
buttons, press to enter
the value.
ENTER qh Receiver/
VCR/
Satellite tuner/
DVD player
Enters the selection.
JUMP/TIME
7
Satellite tuner Toggles between the
previous and the
current channels.
CD player/
MD deck/
VCD player/
DVD player
Shows the time or
displays the playing
time of disc, etc.
MAIN
MENU qd
Receiver Selects the menu of
the receiver.
MASTER
VOL +/–
qs
Receiver Adjusts the master
volume of the
receiver.
MD/TAPE
wg
Receiver To listen to Minidisc
or audio tape.
MOVIE 4 Receiver Selects the pre-
programmed sound
fields for movie.
MULTI CH
3
Receiver Selects MULTI CH
IN source.
MUSIC 5 Receiver Selects the pre-
programmed sound
fields for music.
MUTING qa Receiver Mutes the sound from
the receiver.
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Using
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H X
M
m
. >
-
VIDEO1 VIDEO2
RM SET UP
SYSTEM STANDBY SLEEP
AV1 AV2
TV ?/1 AV ?/1
VIDEO3 DVD
TV/SAT MD/TAPE SA-CD/CD TUNER
PHONO AUX MULTI CH SOURCE
SHIFT
TOP MENU/
GUIDE AV MENU
MUTING
MASTER
VOL
DISPLAY
TV VOL TV CH
WIDE DIMMER
TV/
VIDEO
MAIN
MENU
RETURN/EXIT
D.TUNING DISC ALT
ANT CLEAR SEARCH MODE
2CH A.F.D.
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
0/10 >10/11 12
MOVIE
SUBTITLE ENTER
MUSIC
AUDIO ANGLE
JUMP/
TIME
PRESET/
CH/D.SKIP
TEST
TONE
SB
DECODING
DIRECT
DUAL
MONO
x
?/1
P
O
v
V
b
B
wj
e;
ea
eh
es
wk
wl
eg
ed
ef
ra
rs
ej
ek
el
r;
rd
rf
rh
rg
rj
rk
rl
t;
ta
td
ts
tf
ENTER
Remote
Button
Operations Function
PHONO rl Receiver To listen to turntable.
PRESET/
CH/
Receiver Selects preset
stations.
D.SKIP +/–
ed
TV/VCR/
satellite tuner
Selects preset
channels.
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player/
MD deck
Skips discs (multi-
disc changer only).
RETURN/
EXIT ej
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player
Returns to the
previous menu.
Satellite tuner Exits the menu.
RM SET UP
tf
Remote To set up the remote.
SA-CD/CD
wl
Receiver To listen to Super
Audio CD or compact
disc.
SB
DECODING
es
Receiver Selects the surround
back decoding modes.
SEARCH
MODE q;
DVD player Selects searching
mode. Press to select
the unit for search
(track, index, etc.)
SHIFT ql Receiver Selects a memory
page for presetting
radio stations or
tuning to preset
stations.
SLEEP wj Receiver Activates the sleep
function and the
duration which the
receiver turns off
automatically.
SOURCE ea Remote Selects 2ND AV
output.
SUBTITLE
ef
DVD player Changes the subtitles.
SYSTEM
STANDBY
(Press AV
?/1 1 and
?/1 wj at
the same
time)
Receiver/
TV/VCR/
Satellite tuner/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
Turns off the receiver
and other Sony audio/
video components.
TEST
TONE rj
Receiver Outputs test tone.
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Remote
Button
Operations Function
TOP MENU/ DVD player Displays DVD title.
GUIDE rs Satellite tuner Displays guide menu.
TUNER e; Receiver To listen to radio
programs.
TV CH +/–
r;
TV Selects preset TV
channels.
TV/SAT t; Receiver To watch TV
programs or satellite
receiver.
TV/VIDEO
ek
TV Selects input signal:
TV input or video
input.
TV VOL
+/– ra
TV Adjusts the volume of
the TV.
TV ?/1 td TV Turns the TV on or
off.
VIDEO1 ta Receiver To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 3)
VIDEO2 ts Receiver To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 1)
VIDEO3 wk Receiver To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 2)
WIDE el TV Selects the wide
picture mode.
1-9 and
0/10 rh
Receiver Use with SHIFT to
preset radio station or
tuning to preset
stations and with
D.TUNING for direct
tuning.
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck
Selects track
numbers.
0/10 selects track 10.
TV/VCR/
Satellite tuner
Selects channel
numbers.
2CH rk Receiver Selects 2CH
STEREO mode.
>10/11 ef CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
MD deck
Selects track numbers
over 10.
-/-- q; TV Selects the channel
entry mode, either one
or two digit.
Remote
Button
Operations Function
?/1 wj Receiver Turns the receiver on
or off.
./>
rg ef
VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Skips tracks.
m/M
rf
CD player/
VCD player/
DVD player
LD player/
MD deck
Searches tracks in the
forward or backward
direction.
VCR/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Fastforwards or
rewinds.
N rd VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Starts playback.
X eg VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Pauses playback or
recording.(Alsostarts
recording with
components in
recording standby.)
x eh VCR/
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
Stops playback.
O ej VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player
Returns to the
previous menu or
exits the menu.
V/v qh Receiver Selects a menu item.
B/b qh Receiver Adjusts or changes
the setting.
V/v/B/b qh VCR/
Satellite tuner/
DVD player
Selects a menu item.
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Operations
Using
the
Remote
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Notes
• Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model.
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
example only. Therefore, depending on the
component the above operation may not be possible
or may operate differently than described.
• To activate the buttons with orange printing, press
ALT first before pressing the buttons.
• The SOURCE button on the remote is not available
for receiver operation.
Set the remote command mode using the
RM SET UP button and the remote command
mode buttons.
Selecting the command mode
You can switch the command mode (AV1 and
AV2) of the remote. If the command mode of the
receiver and the remote is different, you cannot
use the remote to operate the receiver.
Press AV1 (or AV2) while holding down
RM SET UP.
The indicator flashes once (twice for AV2) ,
then the command mode switches.
To check the command mode of
the remote
Press RM SET UP. You can check the remote by
the indicator.
To reset the remote to factory
settings
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
The indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off.
Note
If the command mode of the receiver and the remote is
different, you cannot use the remote to operate the
receiver. To change the command mode of the
receiver, see page 55.
Selecting the command
mode of the remote
Mode Indicator flashes
AV1 once
AV2 twice
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You can program the remote to control non-
Sony components by changing the code. Once
the control signals have been memorized, you
can use those components as part of your
system.
Furthermore, you can also program the remote
for Sony components that the remote is unable to
control. Note that the remote can only control
components that accept infrared wireless control
signals.
1 Press AV ?/1 while holding down
RM SET UP.
The indicator lights up.
2 Press the input button (including TV
?/1) for the component you want to
control.
For example, if you are going to control a
CD player, press SA-CD/CD.
3 Press the numeric buttons to enter the
numeric code (or one of the codes if
more than one code exists)
corresponding to the component and
the maker of the component you want
to control.
See the tables on pages 51–52 for
information on the numeric code(s)
corresponding to the component and the
maker of the component (the first digit and
the last two digits of the numeric code
correspond to the category and the maker’s
code respectively).
4 Press ENTER.
Once the numeric code has been verified,
the indicator slowly flashes twice and the
remote automatically exits the
programming mode.
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to control other
components.
To cancel programming
Press RM SET UP during any step. The remote
automatically exits the programming mode.
To activate the input after
programming
Press the programmed button to activate the
input you want.
If programming is unsuccessful,
check the following:
• If the indicator does not light up in step 1, the
batteries are weak. Replace both batteries.
• If the indicator flashes 4 times in quick
succession while entering the numeric code,
an error has occurred. Start again from step 1.
Notes
• The indicator turns off while a valid button is
pressed.
• In step 2, if several input buttons are pressed, only the
last pressed button is valid.
• In step 2, if you press TV ?/1, only TV VOL +/– ,
TV CH +/–, TV/VIDEO and WIDE buttons are
reprogrammed.
• In step 3, if an input button is pressed, the new input
is selected and the programming procedure returns to
the beginning of step 3.
• For the numeric codes, only the first three numbers
entered are valid.
To clear the memory of the
remote
To clear all programmed, do the following to
reset the remote to factory settings.
Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
the same time.
The indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off.
Programming the remote

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