Gateway kas303 User Manual

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Your Gateway KAS-303 Home Theater

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Setting up

Troubleshooting

 

 

Contents

1 Checking Out Your Gateway Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Back panel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Universal remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Inserting batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2 Connecting Components and Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Understanding video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Understanding audio connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connecting the AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting the FM antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Connecting a DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Connecting a 6 or 7 channel component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connecting a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting a tape component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Connecting an AUX component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Connecting a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Connecting speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Speaker placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Making the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Plugging in your components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

3 Using the Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Turning the receiver on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting up your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjusting the speaker settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the universal remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Operating components with the universal remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Programming the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Switching between connected components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Surround modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Selecting the surround mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjusting the channel levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Storing channel levels in memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjusting the LFE level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Adjusting the tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Compressing the dynamic range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Adjusting Dolby Pro Logic II Music parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Selecting the tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Manual tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Auto tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Memorizing radio stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Tuning to preset stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Analog Audio/Video recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Digital Audio recording with an MD recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Adjusting the display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

4 Using the OSD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Displaying the current status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Using the Menu screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 OSD menus and options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

5 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Cleaning and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Initializing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

A Specifications and Setup Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 LN-520 receiver specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 KAS-303 speakers specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 SW303 subwoofer specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Setup Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 TV setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 VCR setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 DVD setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Cable Set-top Box setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Satellite Set-top Box setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Aux-Tape/MiniDisc setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Aux-Laserdisc setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Aux-Tape setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

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Aux-Amplifier setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Aux-Home Automation setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Aux-DBS setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Aux-Accessory setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 CD setup codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

B Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

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Checking Out 1

Your Gateway

Receiver

This chapter provides basic information about your

Gateway Receiver.

Read this chapter to learn about:

Warnings and safeguards

Controls and connections

Remote control

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Features

A powerful, 1000-watt, 6.1 home theater system featuring TrueDigitalamplification for premium, multichannel digital sound.

600-watt audio receiver

400-watt Hsu Research-engineered sub-woofer

5 satellite and 1 Ventriloquistcenter channel speakers

Analog and digital audio inputs and outputs.

Composite and S-Video video inputs and outputs.

Important Safeguards

Warning

Risk of electric shock - Do not open

 

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do no remove the

 

cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.

 

Removing the cover voids the warranty.

 

Have your receiver repaired by qualified service personnel

 

only.

 

 

Warnings and precautions

Disconnect all cables before moving your receiver. Moving your receiver with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.

Do not expose your receiver to rain or moisture.

Keep your receiver away from excessive dust, high temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight.

Use your receiver in a well-ventilated area and do not cover the ventilation openings.

Do not modify your receiver or use an unshielded power cord or video output source cable, or you may experience excessive interference.

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Package contents

Disconnect your receiver and unplug the power cord when not used for a long period of time.

For more safety information, see “Important safety information” on page 103.

Package contents

Along with your receiver, the packaging box contains the following items:

Remote control

Two AAA batteries

RCA audio/video cables

AM Loop antenna

FM antenna

User guide

You can purchase these optional accessories for your receiver:

S-Video cable

AC-3 (Toslink) cable

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Front panel

 

Adjust/

Display

Tuning/Preset Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standby

 

Digital Input/

Decoding/

 

 

Power

 

AM/FM Mode

Tuning Mode

Headphone

 

 

 

 

Input Selector

Setup/

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory

 

 

Item

Description

 

 

Display

See “Display” on page 5.

 

 

Adjust/

When in Setup mode, adjusts submenu items.

Tuning/Preset

When the tuner is selected, tunes the radio manually,

 

automatically, or to preset radio stations.

 

 

Volume

Turns the volume up or down.

 

 

Power

Turns the receiver on and off.

 

 

Standby

Lights when the receiver is in Standby mode.

 

 

Input Selector

Switches inputs.

 

 

Digital Input/

Digital Input selector when a digital signal (AUX, VIDEO 1-3)

AM/FM Mode

is selected.

 

When the tuner is selected, selects the band.

 

 

Setup/

Press for more than two seconds to enter Setup mode. While

Memory

in Setup mode, switches between main menu items.

 

When the tuner is selected, memorizes radio stations.

 

 

Decoding/

When in Setup mode, switches submenu items.

Tune Mode

When the tuner is selected, switches between Tuning mode

 

and Preset mode.

 

 

Headphone jack

Connect your headphones to this jack.

 

 

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Front panel

Display

Stereo indicator

 

Direct indicator

Main display

Tuned indicator

Memory indicator

 

 

ST TUNED TIMER R2 DIRECT

TAPE 2M PRESET

 

 

 

 

MEM 1

 

 

 

dB

 

 

 

 

kHz

 

 

 

 

MHz

ft

 

 

 

 

DTS ES

DIGITAL-EX

PROLOGIC II CM DSP AUTO DIGITAL

SLEEP

 

Auto mode indicator

Preset/Sleep/Distance

Surround mode indicators

Digital input signal indicator

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Main display

Displays items such as, Input source, frequency,

 

volume level, and operating information.

 

 

 

STEREO indicator

Displays stereo radio signal status.

 

 

 

TUNED indicator

Displays tuned radio station status.

 

 

 

 

DIRECT indicator

Displays direct mode status.

 

 

 

 

 

MEMory indicator

Displays the selected memory channel.

 

 

 

Surround mode indicators

Displays the currently selected surround sound

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO indicator

Displays automatic mode status.

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL input signal indicator

Displays presence of a digital audio signal.

 

 

 

PRESET number, SLEEP time,

Displays presets, sleep timer, and speaker

Speaker distance display

distance information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back panel connections

Antenna

Video

6 or 7 channel direct

Digital

Audio

Subwoofer

Speakers

Connector Array

Description

 

 

Antenna

Connect AM and FM antennas.

 

 

Video (and audio)

Connect the VIDEO 1-3 jacks to components, such

components

as a VCR or DVD player.

Connect the Monitor jacks to your primary and secondary displays, such as a television or projector.

6 or 7 channel direct input components

Connect the analog audio outputs of a 6 or 7 channel component such as a DVD player or external decoder. When connecting a 6 channel component leave the SURR BACK jack empty.

Digital INs and OUT

Connect the Digital INs to the coaxial and optical

 

 

Digital OUTs of the components connected to AUX

 

 

and VIDEO 1-3.

 

Connect the Digital OUT to the Digital IN of a digital

 

 

recorder such as an MD recorder or CD recorder that

 

 

has a digital input.

 

 

 

Audio (only) components

Connect the TAPE IN/OUT jacks to an audio

 

 

only-type component, such as a tape deck.

 

Connect the AUX jacks to an additional component

 

 

such as a CD player.

 

 

Subwoofer

Connect a powered subwoofer.

 

 

Speakers

Connect speakers with an impedance of 6 ohms or

 

above.

 

 

 

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Universal remote control

Universal remote control

This universal remote control can operate not only this receiver, but also most popular brands of audio and video components such as CD players, cassette decks, TVs, cable boxes, VCRs, DVD players, and satellite receivers.

To operate up to 7 components, other than this receiver, enter the setup code for each component. For information, see “Programming the remote control” on page 43.

POWER

MACRO

SPEAKER SETUP

PL II MUSIC PARAMETER ADJUST

AUDIO SELECT SUBTITLE

AUTO

OSD/SETUP

SLEEP/DISPLAY REVERSE PLAY/PAUSE

RECORD

TUNE/SEARCH

LED

STANDBY

DEVICE

CHANNEL/LEVEL

CHANNEL SELECT/T/V

MUTE

VOLUME

ZOOM

STEREO

DSP MODE

TEST TONE/MENU

Navigation/ENTER

DIMMER/RETURN

PLAY

P.SCAN

PRESET/SKIP

7 CH DIRECT

Numeric keypad (0-9, 10+)/

Direct INPUT selector

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Button

Description

POWER

Power On. Turns the receiver off or puts the receiver in Standby mode. For more information, see “Turning the receiver on and off” on page 38.

LED. Provides visual feedback when performing functions or programming operations.

STANDBY

Standby. Turns the receiver on or puts the receiver in Standby mode. For more information, see “Turning the receiver on and off” on page 38.

Device. Press to put the remote into a specific device mode for operating connected components. For more information, see “Operating components with the universal remote control” on page 42.

CH/LEVEL CH/LEVE

Channel level. Adjusts a program (television) channel or the test tone channel levels up or down. For more information, see “Adjusting the channel levels” on page 52.

CH SEL

T/V

MUTE

Channel select. Selects a specific channel to adjust individual test tone channel levels up or down. For more information, see “Adjusting the channel levels” on page 52.

T/V. Changes inputs for connected components such as a TV or VCR.

Mute. Mutes the sound.

Volume. Adjusts the overall volume.

VOLUME

VOLUME

ZOOM

Zoom. Enlarges a part of the DVD screen.

STEREO

Stereo. Turns off surround mode and puts the receiver into stereo mode. For more information, see “Selecting the surround mode” on page 50.

DSP

DSP Mode. Cycles through the available surround modes. For more information, see “Selecting the surround mode” on page 50.

T. TONE

MENU

Test tone. Enters the test tone mode. For more information, see “Adjusting the channel levels” on page 52.

Menu. Opens the menu for connected components such as a DVD player.

, , , . Navigates the on-screen display (OSD) menus. For more information, see “Using the OSD” on page 63.

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Universal remote control

Button

Description

ENTER

Enter. Confirms a selection in a menu. For more information, see “Using the OSD” on page 63.

DIMMER

Dimmer. Adjusts the display brightness. For more information, see “Adjusting the display brightness” on page 62.

RETURN

Return. Returns from an OSD settings screen to the Setup Menu. For more information, see “Using the OSD” on page 63.

Play ( ). Plays the DVD, CD, or MP3.

P.SCAN

P.Scan. Scans the preset radio stations pausing at each one for 5 seconds.

For more information, see “Listening to the radio” on page 57.

 

Stop ( ). Stops playing the disc.

- PRESET +

Preset/Skip back ( ). Changes the radio station to the next memorized station or performs backward skip functions such as skipping back one CD track or DVD chapter. For more information, see “Listening to the radio” on page 57.

Preset/Skip ahead ( ). Changes the radio station to the previous memorized station or performs forward skip functions such as skipping ahead one CD track or DVD chapter. For more information, see “Listening to the radio” on page 57.

7CH DIR.

7 Channel Direct. Selects audio signal from a connected 6 or 7 channel direct

 

input component. For more information, see “Switching between connected

 

components” on page 46.

Numeric keypad (0-9, 10+). Enters numbers when selecting or programming.

Direct INPUT selector. Selects corresponding connected component as source for audio/video input. For more information, see “Switching between connected components” on page 46.

- TUNE +

Tune/Search back ( ). Tunes in a radio station or performs backward search

 

functions, such as playing a CD backward quickly or playing a DVD backward

 

in slow motion. For more information, see “Listening to the radio” on page 57.

Tune/Search ahead( ). Tunes in a radio station or performs forward search functions, such as playing a CD forward quickly or playing a DVD forward in slow motion. For more information, see “Listening to the radio” on page 57.

Record. Starts recording on components, such as a VCR.

Reverse play. Reverses play for connected components, such as AUX.

Pause ( ). Pauses play.

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Button

Description

SLEEP

DISPLAY

Sleep. Sets the receiver to automatically turn off after a set period of time. Shows the on-screen display. For more information, see “Using the sleep timer” on page 62.

Display. Turns on the display for connected components, such as a DVD player.

OSD

SETUP

OSD. Opens the on-screen display (OSD) menus. For more information, see “Using the OSD” on page 63.

AUTO

Setup. Opens the setup menu for connected components, such as a DVD player.

Auto. Automactially selects surround mode based on the type of digital input signal detected. For more information, see “Surround sound” on page 47.

SUBTITLE

Subtitle. Opens the Subtitle menu.

AUDIO SEL

Audio select. Changes audio track selection for connected components, such as a DVD player.

PLII PARA

PL II Music Parameter. Adjusts Dolby Pro Logic II music parameters. For more information, see “Adjusting Dolby Pro Logic II Music parameters” on page 56.

SPK SET

-ADJUST-

Speaker setup. Adjusts speaker settings. For more information, see “Setting up your speakers” on page 39.

Adjust. Use to adjust above two settings.

AUTO

Macro. Program macros to send many button presses with the touch of just one button. For more information, see “Programming the remote control” on page 43.

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Universal remote control

Inserting batteries

To install the batteries:

Insert two AAA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the + and – on the batteries with the + and – symbols inside the battery compartment.

Warning Do not use rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries in this remote control.

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Connecting 2

Components and

Speakers

Read this chapter to learn how to connect your receiver to audio/video (A/V) components and speakers.

Important Do not plug the power cord into a wall outlet or turn the receiver on until all connections have been made.

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Chapter 2: Connecting Components and Speakers

Understanding video connections

Your receiver has two types of standard video connections. You should use the best connection available to get the best display. For example, if your VCR supports an S-video connection, connect the VCR to your receiver using S-video instead of composite video.

Connection Cable and Connector

Description

Quality

 

 

 

Good

Composite. The video signal is carried

 

through a single “pin.” This connection

 

method is the one that is most commonly

 

found on devices.

Better

S-Video. The video signal is split into two

 

signals, black-and-white and color. Text

 

displayed on-screen through this

 

connection will be noticeably sharper then

 

composite.

 

 

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Understanding audio connections

Understanding audio connections

Your receiver has three types of standard audio connections. You should use the best connection available to get the best sound. For example, if your DVD player supports a digital audio connection, connect the DVD player to your receiver using digital audio instead of analog stereo audio.

Connection Cable and Connector

Description

Quality

 

 

 

Good

RCA Analog Stereo

 

The audio signal is carried through two

 

cables, one for the right speaker and one for

 

the left. This connection method is the one

 

that is most commonly found on devices.

Best

Use digital audio for the best sound quality.

 

Your receiver supports the following digital

 

audio connections.

 

Coaxial Digital

 

Coaxial cables are commonly used with

 

digital audio signals.

 

AC-3 (Toslink) Digital

-OR-

Toslink is a connector format for fiber optic

 

digital audio cables. A fiber optic digital

 

audio cable carries audio data in the form of

 

light impulses instead of electrical signals.

 

The Toslink connector is a square plug.

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Connecting the AM loop antenna

Place the AM loop antenna as far as possible from the receiver, TV, speaker cables, and the power cord for best reception. The antenna is directional so set it to a direction for the best reception.

To connect the AM loop antenna:

1 Unfold the AM loop antenna and snap the loop into the base.

2 Connect the antenna leads to the GND and AM clips on your receiver.

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Connecting the FM antenna

Connecting the FM antenna

Change the position of the FM antenna until you get the best reception of your favorite FM stations.

To connect the FM antenna:

1 Connect the FM antenna to the FM antenna connector on your receiver.

You may improve FM reception by using an outdoor antenna.

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Connecting a DVD player

or

To connect a DVD player to your receiver:

1 Connect the S-Video jack on the back of your DVD player to the S-Video jack on your receiver.

2 Connect the AC-3 toslink digital audio jack on the back of your DVD player to the AC-3 toslink digital audio in jack on your receiver.

-OR-

Connect the coaxial out jack on the back of your DVD player to the coaxial in jack on your receiver.

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Connecting a 6 or 7 channel component

Connecting a 6 or 7 channel component

Use the 7CH DIRECT INPUT connectors on the receiver to connect the corresponding analog outputs of a DVD player or external decoder that has 6 or 7 channel outputs.

If you are connecting a 6 channel output component, leave the surround back (SURR BACK) connector on the receiver unused.

To connect a 6 or 7 channel component:

1 Connect the analog outputs of your 6 or 7 channel component to the corresponding 7 channel direct input jacks on your receiver.

2 Connect the S-video jack of your 6 or 7 channel component to the S-video jack on your receiver.

 

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Connecting a VCR

This receiver supports S-Video and composite video jacks.

To connect a VCR using S-Video:

1 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio out jacks on the back of your VCR to the R and L audio in jacks on your receiver.

2 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio in jacks on the back of your VCR to the R and L audio out jacks on your receiver.

3 Connect the S-video out jack on the back of your VCR to the S-video in jack on your receiver.

4 Connect the S-video in jack on the back of your VCR to the S-video out jack on your receiver.

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Connecting a VCR

To connect a VCR using composite video:

1 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio out jacks on the back of your VCR to the R and L audio in jacks on your receiver.

2 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio in jacks on the back of your VCR to the R and L audio out jacks on your receiver.

3 Connect the composite video out jack on the back of your VCR to the composite video in jack on your receiver.

4 Connect the composite video in jack on the back of your VCR to the composite video out jack on your receiver.

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Connecting a tape component

To connect a tape component:

1 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio out jacks on the back of your tape component to the R and L audio in jacks on your receiver.

2 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio in jacks on the back of your tape component to the R and L audio out jacks on your receiver.

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Connecting an AUX component

Connecting an AUX component

The AUX jacks may be connected to an additional audio component such as a CD player, tape deck, or game console.

To connect an AUX component:

1 Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio out jacks on the back of your AUX component to the R and L audio in jacks on your receiver.

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Connecting a television

This receiver supports S-Video and composite video jacks. As you are making your television (monitor) connections and using your receiver, keep in mind that a signal input into the composite VIDEO IN jack is output to the composite VIDEO OUT jacks and a signal input into the S-VIDEO IN jack is output to the S-VIDEO OUT jacks and the composite MONITOR 1 and MONITOR 2 VIDEO OUT jacks. For this reason, we recommend connecting your receiver to your TV using both S-Video and composite video. (S-Video cable not supplied)

To connect your receiver to a television:

1 Connect the Monitor S-Video out jack on the back of your receiver to the S-Video in jack on your television.

2 Connect the Monitor 1 or Monitor 2 composite video out jack on the back of your receiver to the composite video in jack on your television.

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Connecting speakers

Connecting speakers

Speaker placement

Ideal speaker placement varies depending on the size of your room, wall coverings, and other environment variables. The following information depicts typical placement recommendations.

Front left and right speakers and center speaker

Place the front speakers so they are no closer to the listening area than the center speaker.

Place the center speaker between the front left and right speakers and no further from the listening area than the front speakers. Generally, center speaker placement is made either directly above or directly below the TV.

Place each speaker so that sound is aimed at your ears while you are seated in your main listening area.

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Surround left and right speakers

Place the surround speakers approximately 40 inches (1 meter) above the ear level of a seated listener on the direct left and right or slightly behind the listener.

Surround back speaker

Place the surround back speaker at the rear center of your listening area facing toward the listening area at a slightly higher position

(0 to 10 inches) than the surround speakers.

We recommend installing the surround back speaker at a slightly downward facing angle. This helps prevent the surround back channel signals from reflecting off the TV or screen at the front center.

Subwoofer

The powerful deep bass sounds produced by the subwoofer are non-directional, meaning you cannot tell where the sound is coming from. Place the subwoofer anywhere in your room. The closer to a wall or corner that you place your subwoofer the bassier the sound becomes.

Making the connections

Connect speakers firmly and correctly according to their channel (left and right) and their polarity (+ and –). If the connections are faulty, the speakers will not reproduce sound. If the polarity of the connections are incorrect, the sound will be unnatural and lack bass.

Warning Use speakers with an impedance of 6 ohms or above.

Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other or any metal part of this receiver. This could damage the receiver and/or the speakers.

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Connecting speakers

To connect speakers to your receiver:

1 Connect the striped-edge speaker cable to the red (positive) speaker cable connector. Connect the non-striped edge speaker cable to the black (negative) speaker cable connector.

Important Make sure that you clamp down on the bare speaker wire and not on the insulation.

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2 Connect the right and left surround speakers and the back surround speaker to the receiver. Match the positive and negative cables from Step 1 to the positive and negative connectors on the receiver.

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3 Connect the center speaker to the receiver, making sure to match the positive and negative connectors.

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4 Connect the left and right front speakers to the center speaker, making sure to match the positive and negative connectors.

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5 Turn the center speaker’s Ventriloquist Function to ON.

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