Pioneer A-A6-J, ELITE A6 User Manual

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Operating Instructions |Mode d’emploi |Bedienungsanleitung |Gebruiksaanwijzing |Istruzioni per I’uso |Manual de instrucciones

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Location: rear of the unit

IMPORTANT

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

CAUTION:

TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

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WARNING

This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or shock hazard, do not place any container filed with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or moisture.

WARNING

To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.

VENTILATION CAUTION

When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation (at least 60 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 30 cm at each side).

WARNING

Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product, and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths,curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet or a bed.

Operating Environment

Operating environment temperature and humidity: +5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH (cooling vents not blocked)

Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or strong artificial light)

WARNING

Before plugging in for the first time, read the following section carefully.

The voltage of the available power supply differs according to country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the area where this unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V or 120 V) written on the rear panel.

If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the cut-offplug can cause severe electrical shock. Make sure it is properly disposed of after removal.

The equipment should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC), EMC Directives (89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC).

This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes (such as long-termuse for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires repair will be charged for even during the warranty period.

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CAUTION

The POWER switch on this unit will not completely shut off all power from the AC outlet. Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the unit has been installed so that the power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

POWER-CORDCAUTION

Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power cords should be routed such that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.

If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.

Private households in the 25 member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).

For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.

By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health.

Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel.

IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG

This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 10 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 10 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.

Check for the ASTA mark

or the BSI mark

on the body of the fuse.

If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.

If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.

If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue : Neutral Brown : Live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows ;

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.

The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.

How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.

Please read through these operating instructions so that you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them in a safe place for future reference.

Contents

01 Before you start

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Inserting the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Installing the amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

02 Connecting up

Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Connecting audio components . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Connecting the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Plugging in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

03 Controls and displays

Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Using the remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

04 Listening to your system

Using Direct listening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Using the balance and tone controls . . . . . . . 12

Playing other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Making an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

05 Additional information

Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cleaning the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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Before you start

Chapter 1:

Before you start

Features

What’s in the box

Quick response power supply circuit

The superior power supply circuit adopted by this unit achieves vastly improved response by employing ‘no feedback’ circuitry and low impedence parallel main capacitors characteristicly used in professional audio monitoring.

Twin-monosymmetrical construction

This amplifier offers a new advancement in stereo imaging with the completely independent construction of left/right power amplification units and twin transformers.

Direct construction

In addition to the improved symmetrical design, the signal path of each block is designed for shortest signal path for minimum deterioration of signal clarity.

Wide-RangeLinear Circuit

Through this proprietary feedback circuit, an output signal of low impedance offering a flat, even response over the widest possible frequency range is delivered to your speakers.

Fine-tunedtoworld-classstandards

With the cooperation of the world-classstudio engineers at AIR Studios, this amplifier has been AIR Studios certified:

Please confirm that the following accessories are in the box when you open it.

Remote control

Lithium battery (CR2025)

Power cable

Operating instructions

Warranty card

Inserting the battery

Insert the lithium battery (CR2025) into the remote control as shown below. The battery supplied with this unit is stored in the battery casing (see step 3 below). When you notice a decrease in the operating range, replace the battery in the same manner.

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1Push the release tab to the right to open the battery casing.

2Pull out the battery casing.

3Remove the battery from the casing.

If you're doing this for the first time, remove the protective seal from the battery supplied with the system before re-insertingit.

4 Place a new battery in the casing.

Make sure the side of the battery is facing up when you place it in the space provided.

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01 Before you start

Caution

When using lithium batteries, please observe the following:

There is danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Make sure to replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

Dispose of used battery cells immediately after replacement. Keep away from children.

If swallowed, please contact a doctor immediately.

Lithium batteries may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if misused. Do not disassemble, heat above 100°C, or incinerate.

Remove the battery if the unit isn’t going to be used for a month or more.

When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public instruction’s rules that apply in your country or area.

Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.

Installing the amplifier

When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level and stable surface.

Don’t install it on the following places:

on a color TV (the screen may distort)

near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.

in direct sunlight

in damp or wet areas

in extremely hot or cold areas

in places where there is vibration or other movement

in places that are very dusty

in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)

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Connecting up

Chapter 2:

Connecting up

Making cable connections

Make sure not to bend the cables over the top of this unit (as shown in the illustration). If this happens, the magnetic field produced by the transformers in this unit may cause a humming noise from the speakers.

Important

Before making or changing any connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet.

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Connecting audio components

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The number and kind of connections depends

 

on the kind of component you’re connecting.

 

Follow the steps below to connect a CD player,

 

tape recorder, turntable or other audio

 

component.

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Turntable

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CONTROL

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

 

L

GND

 

 

 

 

L

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REC

PLAY

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

OUT

IN

AUX

CD

PHONO

 

TAPE

TUNER

 

 

 

 

 

This amplifier

 

L

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R

 

OUT

 

 

IN

OUT

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AUDIO IN/OUT

AUDIO OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape deck, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD player, etc.

1 Connect the analog audio outputs of your CD player (or other component) to the CD inputs on this amplifier.

Use a stereo RCA phono cable as shown.

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02 Connecting up

Connect any other components (such as an iPod1 dock or a portable audio player) to theAUX andTUNER inputs in the same way.

2Connect the analog outputs of your tape deck (or other recorder) to the TAPE inputs (IN) on this amplifier. Then connect the audio inputs on the tape deck to the TAPE outputs (OUT) on this amplifier.

This will allow you to make recordings from the components connected to this amplifier. Use stereo RCA phono cables as shown.

3Turntables only: Connect the audio outputs of your turntable to the PHONO inputs on this amplifier.

If your turntable has a grounding wire, secure it to the ground terminal on this amplifier.

If your turntable has line-leveloutputs (i.e., it has abuilt-inphonopre-amp),connect it to theAUX inputs instead.

Connecting the speakers

Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right terminal and the speaker on the left to the left terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/)terminals on the amplifier match those on the speakers. You can use speakers with a nominal impedance between 4 Ω to 16 Ω.

Be sure to complete all connections before connecting this unit to the AC power source.

Left speaker

CONTROL

OUT

SIGNAL

AC IN

GND

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SPEAKER L

R

PHONO

• Connect the speakers to the speaker terminals as shown above.

Connections for the left speaker are shown. Connect the right speaker in the same way. You can use either bare wire connections or banana plugs to do this (see below).

Bare wire connections

Make sure that the speaker cable you’re going to use is properly prepared with about 10 mm of insulator stripped from each wire, and the exposed wire strands twisted together (fig. A).

To connect a terminal, unscrew the terminal a few turns until there is enough space to insert the exposed wire (fig. B). Once the wire is in position, tighten the terminal until the wire is firmly clamped (fig. C).

fig. A

fig. B

fig. C

10 mm

Important

Please refer to the manual that came with your speakers for details on how to connect the other end of the speaker cables to your speakers.

Note

1 iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Connecting up

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Caution

These speaker terminals carry

HAZARDOUS live voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, disconnect the power cord before touching any uninsulated parts.

Make sure no exposed speaker wire is touching the rear panel, this may cause the amplifier to turn off automatically.

Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s sensor

Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL jacks which can be used to link components together so that you can use just the remote sensor of one component. When you use a remote control, the control signal is passed along the chain to the appropriate component.

Note that if you use this feature, make sure that you also have at least one set of analog audio jacks connected to another component for grounding purposes.

1 Connect the CONTROL OUT of this amplifier to the CONTROL IN jack of another Pioneer component.

Use a cable with a mono mini-plugon each end for the connection.

 

This amplifier

Pioneer component

Pioneer

 

 

component

CONTROL

CONTROL

remote

OUT

 

 

 

control

 

IN OUT

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

GND

 

 

L

 

2 If the Pioneer component also has a CONTROL OUT jack, you can continue the chain in the same way for as many components as you have.

Plugging in

Make sure to complete all connections before connecting to an AC outlet.

• Connect the AC power cord to the AC IN inlet on the rear panel of the amplifier, then plug into a power outlet.

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03 Controls and displays

Chapter 3:

Controls and displays

Front panel

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VOLUME

 

 

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

 

POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBY

 

DIRECT

 

 

OFF ON

PHONES

 

 

 

 

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1POWER OFF ON

2STANDBY indicator

3Character display (page 11)

4DIRECT

Press to switch the Direct listening feature on or off (page 12).

5INPUT SELECTOR dial

Selects an input source.

6VOLUME

7Remote sensor

8PHONES jack

Use to connect headphones (when connected, there is no sound output from the speakers).

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