Onkyo SKM-550S, SKF-550F, SKC-550C, HT-R550, SKB-550, SKW-550 User Manual

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7.1ch Home Theater System

HT-SR800

AV Receiver (HT-R550)

Front Speakers (SKF-550F)

Center Speaker (SKC-550C)

Surround Speakers (SKM-550S)

Surround Back Speakers (SKB-550)

Powered Subwoofer (SKW-550)

Instruction Manual

Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo 7.1ch Home Theater System. Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit. Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment from your new 7.1ch Home Theater System.

Please retain this manual for future reference.

Contents

Introduction .....................................

2

Connection ....................................

19

Turning On & First Time Setup..... 36

Basic Operation

 

Playing your AV components .......

42

Listening to the Radio ..................

44

Enjoying the Listening Modes ..... 48

Advanced Operation .....................

55

Troubleshooting ............................

65

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PORTABLE CART WARNING
S3125A

WARNING:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION:

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

WARNING

 

AVIS

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE

DO NOT OPEN

 

NE PAS OUVRIR

 

 

 

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient

magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

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

Important Safety Instructions

1.Read these instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with dry cloth.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

15.Damage Requiring Service

Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

A.When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,

B.If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the apparatus,

C.If the apparatus has been exposed to rain or water,

D.If the apparatus does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the apparatus to its normal operation,

E.If the apparatus has been dropped or damaged in any way, and

F.When the apparatus exhibits a distinct change in performance this indicates a need for service.

16.Object and Liquid Entry

Never push objects of any kind into the apparatus through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.

The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.

Don’t put candles or other burning objects on top of this unit.

17.Batteries

Always consider the environmental issues and follow local regulations when disposing of batteries.

18.If you install the apparatus in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or rack, ensure that there is adequate ventilation.

Leave 20 cm (8") of free space at the top and sides and 10 cm (4") at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf or board above the apparatus shall be set 10 cm (4") away from the rear panel or wall, creating a flue-like gap for warm air to escape.

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Precautions

1.Recording Copyright—Unless it’s for personal use only, recording copyrighted material is illegal without the permission of the copyright holder.

2.AC Fuse—The AC fuse inside the unit is not userserviceable. If you cannot turn on the unit, contact your Onkyo dealer.

3.Care—Occasionally you should dust the unit all over with a soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth dampened with a weak solution of mild detergent and water. Dry the unit immediately afterwards with a clean cloth. Don’t use abrasive cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other chemical solvents, because they may damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.

4.Power WARNING

BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.

AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Make sure that the voltage in your area meets the voltage requirements printed on the unit’s rear panel (e.g., AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz).

The power cord plug is used to disconnect this unit from the AC power source. Make sure that the plug is readily operable (easily accessible) at all times.

Pressing the [STANDBY/ON] button to select Standby mode does not fully shutdown the unit. If you do not intend to use the unit for an extended period, remove the power cord from the AC outlet.

5.Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands—Never handle this unit or its power cord while your hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer.

6.Handling Notes

If you need to transport this unit, use the original packaging to pack it how it was when you originally bought it.

Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this unit for a long time, because they may leave marks on the case.

This unit’s top and rear panels may get warm after prolonged use. This is normal.

If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may not work properly the next time you turn it on, so be sure to use it occasionally.

For U.S. models

FCC Information for User

CAUTION:

The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

For Canadian Models

NOTE: THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.

For models having a power cord with a polarized plug: CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

Modèle pour les Canadien

REMARQUE: CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE LA CLASSE B EST CONFORME À LA NORME NMB-003 DU CANADA.

Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisée: ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.

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Speaker Precautions

Placement

The speaker cabinets are made out of wood and are therefore sensitive to extreme temperatures and humidity, do not put them in locations subject to direct sunlight or in humid places, such as near an air conditioner, humidifier, bathroom, or kitchen.

Do not put water or other liquids close to the speakers. If liquid is spilled over the speakers, the drive units may be damaged.

Speakers should only be placed on sturdy, flat surfaces that are free from vibration. Putting them on uneven or unstable surfaces, where they may fall and cause damage, will affect the sound quality.

Subwoofer is designed to be used in the upright vertical position only. Do not use it in the horizontal or tilted position.

If the unit is used near a turntable, CD player or DVD player, howling or slipping of sound may occur. To prevent this, move the unit away from the turntable, CD player or DVD player otherwise lower the unit’s output level.

Using Close to a TV or Computer

TVs and computer monitors are magnetically sensitive devices and as such are likely to suffer discoloration or picture distortion when conventional speakers are placed nearby. To prevent this, the SKF-550F and SKC-550C feature internal magnetic shielding. In some situations, however, discoloration may still be an issue, in which case you should turn off your TV or monitor, wait 15 to 30 minutes, and then turn it back on again. This normally activates the degaussing function, which neutralizes the magnetic field, thereby removing any discoloration effects. If discoloration problems persist, try moving the speakers away from your TV or monitor. Note that discoloration can also be caused by a magnet or demagnetizing tool that’s too close to your TV or monitor.

Input Signal Warning

The speakers can handle the specified input power when used for normal music reproduction. If any of the following signals are fed to them, even if the input power is within the specified rating, excessive current may flow in the speaker coils, causing burning or wire breakage:

1.Interstation noise from an untuned FM radio.

2.Sound from fast-forwarding a cassette tape.

3.High-pitched sounds generated by an oscillator, electronic musical instrument, and so on.

4.Amplifier oscillation.

5.Special test tones from audio test CDs and so on.

6.Thumps and clicks caused by connecting or disconnecting audio cables (Always turn off your amplifier before connecting or disconnecting cables.)

7.Microphone feedback.

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Enjoying Home Theater

Speaker Sets A and B

You can use two sets of speakers with the AV receiver: speaker set A and speaker set B.

Speaker set A (included speakers) should be used in your main listening room for up to 7.1-channel playback.

*While speaker set B is on, speaker set A is reduced to 5.1-channel playback.

Speaker set B (not included) can be used in another room and offers 2-channel stereo playback.

*Only analog input sources are output by speaker set B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

SPEAKERSTUNING

BPRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

 

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

SP A / B

MUTING

 

ENTER

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

Speaker set A

Speaker set B

 

Indicator

 

Output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set A: 5.1 channels

On

 

A

 

B

 

 

Set B: 2 channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set A: 7.1 channels

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

Off

On

 

 

 

B

 

 

Set B: 2 channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

No sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Room (speaker set A, the supplied speakers)

Center speaker

Front left

Front right

speaker

speaker

Subwoofer

 

Surround

Surround

left

right

speaker

speaker

Surround back

Surround back

left speaker

right speaker

*While speaker set B is on, the surround back speakers output no sound.

Sub Room (speaker set B)

*Digital input sources are not output by speaker set B. Connect your source component with an analog connection.

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Package Contents

Make sure you have the following items:

AV receiver (HT-R550)

Remote controller and two batteries (AA/R6)

Indoor FM antenna

AM loop antenna

Speaker setup microphone

Speaker terminal tool

Front speakers (SKF-550F)

Center speaker (SKC-550C)

Surround and Surround back speakers (SKM-550S/SKB-550)

Subwoofer (SKW-550)

(Red) (White)

Speaker cable for front speakers 11 ft. (3.5 m)

(Green)

Speaker cable for center speaker 10 ft. (3 m)

(Blue) (Gray)

(Brown) (Tan)

Speaker cables for surround speakers 30 ft. (9 m)

RCA cable for subwoofer connection 10 ft. (3 m)

4 floor pads for the subwoofer

*In catalogs and on packaging, the letter at the end of the product name indicates the color. Specifications and operation are the same regardless of color.

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Features

Amplifier

7-channel amplifier

110 watts per channel rms into 8 ohms, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, less than 0.9% total harmonic distortion (FTC rating)

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)

Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry

Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB room correction*1

Processing

Dolby*2 Digital EX and Dolby Pro Logic IIx

DTS, DTS-ES Matrix/Discrete, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24*3

Neural Surround*4 (North American models only)

Theater-Dimensional*5 virtual surround sound

Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converters on all channels

Pure Audio listening mode (not North American model)

Powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP processing

Audio/Video

2 HDMI*6 inputs, 1 output

Adjustable crossover (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 200 Hz)

HDTV-capable component video (3 inputs, 1 output)

3 S-Video inputs, 2 outputs

4 assignable digital inputs (2 optical, 2 coaxial)

Subwoofer pre out

Color-coded 7.1 multichannel input for use with Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio

A/B speaker drive

Color-coded speaker terminal posts

Tuner

XM*7 Satellite Radio (North American models only)

*XM Passport System required; sold separately.

SIRIUS*8 Satellite Radio (North American models only)

40 radio presets

AM/FM auto tuning

Remote Controller

• Preprogrammed for use with other AV components

Speaker

Color-coded speaker terminals and speaker cables

Subwoofer Auto standby function

Magnetically shielded front and center speakers

*1

Manufactured under license from Audyssey Laboratories. U.S. and foreign patents pending. Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB is a trademark of Audyssey Laboratories.

*2

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

*3

“DTS” and “DTS-ES | Neo: 6” are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. “96/24” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.

*4

Neural Surround name and related logos are trademarks owned by Neural Audio Corporation.

*5

Theater-Dimensional is a trademark of Onkyo Corporation.

*6

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. This unit incorporates HDMI technology.

*7

XM Ready® is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc. All rights reserved.

*8

©2005 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. “SIRIUS,” the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. Available only in the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.

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Getting Started in Five Easy Steps

1. Hookup

Connect the speakers and your AV components to the AV receiver.

page 19

 

HDMI

SIRIUS

XM

IN 2

IN 1

ANTENNA

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

L

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

OUT

V

 

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

L

 

L

L

 

 

 

L

 

R

 

R

R

 

 

 

R

 

CD

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

 

 

L

 

R

 

FRONT

CENTER

SPEAKERS A

SPEAKER

L

 

R

 

FRONT

 

SPEAKERS B

 

2. Turning On

With the hookup complete, you’re ready to switch on.

page 36

3. First Time Setup

A few simple settings to get the very best from your system.

page 37

HDMI Video

Setup

 

 

Automatic

 

Speaker Setup

Digital Input

Input Display

4. Playing Your AV Components

Enjoying movies and music.

page 42

5. Using the Listening Modes

Time to really enjoy your home theater system!

page 48

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Contents

Introduction

 

 

Important Safety Instructions ....................

2

Precautions .................................................

 

3

Speaker Precautions ..................................

 

4

Enjoying Home Theater..............................

5

Speaker Sets A and B ...................................

 

5

Package Contents.......................................

 

6

Features .......................................................

 

7

Getting to Know the AV Receiver............

10

Remote Controller.....................................

 

13

Speakers ....................................................

 

18

Connection

 

 

Connecting Your Speakers ......................

19

Connecting Antennas...............................

 

22

Connecting Your Components ................

24

About AV Connections ................................

 

24

Connecting Audio and Video Signals

 

to the AV Receiver ....................................

 

25

Which Connections Should I Use?..............

25

TV or Projector ..........................................

 

26

DVD player.................................................

 

27

Components with HDMI

..............................

29

VCR or DVD Recorder for Playback ...........

30

VCR or DVD Recorder for Recording..........

31

Camcorder, Games Console,

 

or Other Device.........................................

 

31

Satellite, Cable, Set-top box,

 

or Other Video Source

..............................

32

CD Player or Turntable................................

 

33

RI Dock........................................................

 

34

Cassette, CDR, MiniDisc,

 

or DAT Recorder.......................................

 

34

Connecting Onkyo

Components..........

35

Connecting the Power Cord ........................

35

Turning On & First Time Setup

 

Turning On the AV Receiver ....................

36

First Time Setup........................................

 

37

Automatic Speaker Setup

 

(Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB)...............................

 

37

HDMI Video Setup.......................................

 

40

Digital Audio Input Setup.............................

41

Changing the Input Display .........................

41

Basic Operation

 

Playing Your AV Components ................

42

Basic AV Receiver Operation .....................

42

Using the Multichannel DVD Input..............

43

Displaying Source Information....................

43

Listening to the Radio..............................

44

Listening to AM/FM Stations.......................

44

Presetting AM/FM Stations .........................

45

Common Functions..................................

46

Setting the Display Brightness....................

46

Adjusting the Bass and Treble....................

46

Muting the AV Receiver ..............................

46

Using the Sleep Timer ................................

47

Using Headphones .....................................

47

Adjusting Speaker Levels ...........................

47

Enjoying the Listening Modes

 

Using the Listening Modes......................

48

Selecting Listening Modes..........................

48

About the Listening Modes .........................

50

Using the Late Night Function

 

(Dolby Digital only) ...................................

52

Using the CinemaFILTER...........................

52

Using the Audio Adjust Settings .................

52

Advanced Operation

 

Recording..................................................

55

Advanced Setup .......................................

56

Advanced Speaker Settings .......................

56

Digital Input Signal Formats .......................

61

Correcting Sound and Picture Sync ...........

61

Controlling Other Components...............

62

Entering Remote Control Codes.................

62

Remote Control Codes for Onkyo

 

Components Connected via ..............

63

Resetting REMOTE MODE Buttons ...........

63

Resetting the Remote Controller ................

63

Troubleshooting .......................................

65

If you can’t resolve an issue, try resetting the AV receiver by holding down the [VCR/DVR] button and pressing the [STANDBY/ON] button.

Specifications ...........................................

69

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Getting to Know the AV Receiver

Front Panel

North American Model

1

2

 

 

3

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

 

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAR

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

9 J K L MN OP Q R S T U

 

Other Models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURE AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURE AUDIO

MULTI CH

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO R

 

A SPEAKERS B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAR

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.

 

F Arrow/TUNING/PRESET and ENTER buttons

ASTANDBY/ON button (36)

Sets the AV receiver to On or Standby.

BSTANDBY indicator (36)

Lights up when the AV receiver is on Standby and flashes while a signal is being received from the remote controller.

CRemote-control sensor (13)

Receives control signals from the remote controller.

DDisplay

See “Display” on page 11.

EInput selector buttons (42)

Select the input sources.

The [MULTI CH] button selects the multichannel DVD input.

When the tuner is selected, the TUNING [] [] buttons are used for radio tuning, and the PRESET [] [] buttons are used to select radio presets (see page 45). With the setup menus, they work as arrow buttons and are used to select and set items. The ENTER button is also used with the setup menus.

GMASTER VOLUME control (42)

Sets the volume of the AV receiver to MIN, 1 through 79, or MAX.

HPHONES jack (47)

This 1/4-inch phone jack is for connecting a standard pair of stereo headphones for private listening.

ISPEAKERS A and B buttons (5, 42)

Turn speaker sets A and B on or off.

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Getting to Know the AV Receiver—Continued

JTONE, [–], and [+] buttons (46)

Used to adjust the bass and treble.

KSTEREO button (48)

Selects the Stereo listening mode.

LLISTENING MODE []/[] buttons (48)

Select the listening modes.

MDISPLAY button (43)

Displays various information about the currently selected input source.

NDIGITAL INPUT button (41, 61)

Used to assign the digital inputs and to specify the format of digital input signals.

ODIMMER button (46)

Adjusts the display brightness.

PMEMORY button (45)

Used when storing or deleting radio presets.

Display

1 2

3

 

 

 

 

QTUNING MODE button (44)

Selects the Auto or Manual tuning mode for AM and FM radio.

RSETUP button

Used to access the setup menus.

SSETUP MIC (38)

The automatic speaker setup microphone connects here.

TRETURN button

Selects the previously displayed setup menu.

UAUX INPUT (31, 55)

Used to connect a camcorder, games console, and so on. There are jacks for composite video and analog audio.

VPURE AUDIO button and indicator (48)

The North American model doesn’t have this button and indicator.

Selects the Pure Audio listening mode. The indicator lights up when this mode is selected.

4 5

6

7

8

For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.

1A and B speaker indicators (5, 42)

Indicator A lights up when speaker set A is on. Indicator B lights up when speaker set B is on.

2MUTING indicator (46)

Flashes while the AV receiver is muted.

3Input signal format indicators

Show the audio signal format of the current input source.

4Listening mode indicators (50)

Show the selected listening mode.

5Radio indicators

FM STEREO (44): Lights up when tuned to a stereo FM station.

AUTO (44): For AM and FM radio, lights up when Auto Tuning mode is selected, and disappears when Manual Tuning mode is selected.

TUNED (44): Lights up when tuned to a radio station.

6SLEEP indicator (47)

Lights up when the Sleep function has been set.

7Message area

Displays various information about the selected input source.

8Audyssey indicator (37)

Lights up during automatic speaker setup.

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Getting to Know the AV Receiver—Continued

Rear Panel

78(North American model only)

1

2

3

4 56

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

SIRIUS

XM

IN 2

IN 1

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

AM

FM 75

 

DIGITAL IN

L

L

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

V

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

SPEAKER

 

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

OUT

IN

 

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

PRE OUT

 

(CD)

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

L

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

WOOFER

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOOFER

 

 

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

 

 

SPEAKERS B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J K L M N O P

ADIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1, 2 and COAXIAL 1, 2

These optical and coaxial digital audio inputs are for connecting components with optical or coaxial digital audio outputs, such as CD and DVD players.

BHDMI IN 1, 2, and OUT

These jacks are for connecting HDMI-compatible components. Audio and video signals received by the HDMI IN jacks pass through to the HDMI OUT jack.

CCOMPONENT VIDEO

A DVD player, TV, or other component that supports component video can be connected here.

DAM ANTENNA

These push terminals are for connecting an AM antenna.

EFM ANTENNA

This jack is for connecting an FM antenna.

FMONITOR OUT

The S-Video or composite video output should be connected to a video input on your TV or projector.

GSIRIUS antenna (North American models only)

This jack is for connecting a SIRIUS Satellite Radio antenna (see the separate SIRIUS instructions).

HXM antenna (North American models only)

This jack is for connecting an XM Passport System, sold separately (see the separate XM instructions).

IFRONT SPEAKERS A, SURROUND SPEAKERS, CENTER SPEAKER, and SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS

These terminal posts are for connecting speaker set A.

J REMOTE CONTROL

This Remote Interactive jack can be connected to the jack on another -capable Onkyo component. To use , you must make an analog audio connection (RCA) between the AV receiver and the other component, even if they are connected digitally.

KCD IN

This analog audio input is for connecting a CD player’s analog audio output.

LTAPE IN/OUT

This analog audio input and output are for connecting a recorder with an analog audio input and output, such as a cassette deck, MD recorder, etc.

MVCR/DVR IN/OUT and CBL/SAT IN

The VCR/DVR inputs and outputs can be used to connect a VCR or DVR (digital video recorder).

The CBL/SAT inputs can be used to connect a cable/satellite receiver, set-top box, etc.

NDVD IN

These jacks can be used to connect a DVD player with an analog multichannel audio output for SACD and DVD-Audio playback.

OSUBWOOFER PRE OUT

A powered subwoofer can be connected here.

PFRONT SPEAKERS B

These push terminals are for connecting speaker set B.

See pages 19–35 for hookup information.

12

Remote Controller

Installing the Batteries

1 To open the battery compartment, press the small hollow and slide open the cover.

2 Insert the two supplied batteries (AA/R6) in accordance with the polarity diagram inside the battery compartment.

3 Slide the cover shut.

Notes:

If the remote controller doesn’t work reliably, try replacing the batteries.

Don’t mix new and old batteries or different types of batteries.

If you intend not to use the remote controller for a long time, remove the batteries to prevent damage from leakage or corrosion.

Expired batteries should be removed as soon as possible to prevent damage from leakage or corrosion.

Aiming the Remote Controller

When using the remote controller, point it toward the AV receiver’s remote control sensor, as shown below.

Remote control sensor

AV receiver

STANDBY indicator

Approx. 16 ft. (5 m)

Notes:

The remote controller may not work reliably if the AV receiver is subjected to bright light, such as direct sunlight or inverter-type fluorescent lights. Keep this in mind when installing.

If another remote controller of the same type is used in the same room, or the AV receiver is installed close to equipment that uses infrared rays, the remote controller may not work reliably.

Don’t put anything on top of the remote controller, such as a book or magazine, because a button may be pressed continuously, thereby draining the batteries.

The remote controller may not work reliably if the AV receiver is installed in a rack behind colored glass doors. Keep this in mind when installing.

The remote controller will not work if there’s an obstacle between it and the AV receiver’s remote control sensor.

13

RECEIVER
TAPE/AMP
DVD
M D/CDR
CD
DOCK

Remote Controller—Continued

Using the Remote Controller

Including the AV receiver, the remote controller can be used to control up to seven different components. The remote controller has a specific operating mode for use with each type of component. Modes are selected by using the six REMOTE MODE buttons.

RECEIVER/TAPE Mode

In RECEIVER/TAPE mode, you can control the AV receiver and an Onkyo cassette recorder connected via .

DVD and CD/MD/CDR/DOCK

Modes

With these modes, you can control a DVD

player and CD player, MD recorder, CDR, or RI dock. By entering the appropriate

remote control code, you can control Onkyo components or components made by other manufacturers (see page 62).

TV, VCR and SAT/CABLE Modes

With these modes, you can control a TV,

TV

 

VCR, and satellite or cable receiver. You

VCR

must enter the appropriate remote control

 

code first (see page 62).

CABLE

 

SAT

1

Press one of the REMOTE MODE

 

REMOTE MODE

buttons to select a mode.

 

RECEIVER DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

M D/CDR

 

CD

 

DOCK

 

TV

 

VCR

 

CABLE

 

SAT

 

2

Use the buttons supported by

 

 

that mode to control the compo-

 

nent.

 

RECEIVER/TAPE mode:

 

see right column

DVD mode: see page 16

CD/MD/CDR/DOCK mode: see page 17

TV, VCR, SAT/CABLE modes: see page 64

Note:

Some of the remote controller operations described in this manual may not work as expected with other components.

RECEIVER/TAPE Mode

RECEIVER/TAPE mode is used to control the AV receiver. It can also be used to control an Onkyo cassette recorder connected via .

RECEIVER

 

STANDBY/ON

 

REMOTE MODE

 

1

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

TAPE/AMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE/AMP

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

2

1

2

3

CD

 

DOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

 

3

4

5

6

TV

K

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

1

7

8

9

VCR

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

12 CABLE

 

 

10

11

 

 

 

+10

0

CLR

SAT

 

 

D TUN

ENT

 

 

 

4

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

M

 

DISC

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

2

GUIDE

 

 

PREVIOUS

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

5

 

 

 

 

N

3

SP A / B

 

 

MUTING

 

6

 

ENTER

 

 

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

 

7

 

 

 

 

O

SETUP

RETURN

4

 

8

 

LISTENING MODE

 

 

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

 

9

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM

REPEAT

 

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

 

J

 

PLAY MODE

 

 

P

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RC-681M

 

 

Buttons 1, 2, 3, and 4 are used when the TUNER or TAPE input is selected.

14

Remote Controller—Continued

For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.

ASTANDBY/ON button (36)

Sets the AV receiver to On or Standby.

BINPUT SELECTOR buttons (42)

Used to select the input sources.

CMULTI CH button (43)

Selects the multichannel DVD input.

DDIMMER button (46)

Adjusts the display brightness.

ESP A/B button (5, 42)

Used to turn speaker sets A and B on or off.

FArrow []/[]/[]/[] and ENTER buttons

Used to select and adjust settings.

GSETUP button

Used to access the setup menus.

HLISTENING MODE buttons (48)

Used to select the listening modes. These buttons work in all remote controller modes.

STEREO button

Selects the Stereo listening mode.

SURROUND button

Selects the Dolby and DTS listening modes and the Neural Surround listening mode (North American model only).

[]/[] buttons

Used to select the available listening modes.

ITEST TONE, CH SEL, LEVEL-, and LEVEL+ buttons (47, 59)

Used to adjust the level of each speaker.

JDISPLAY button (43)

Displays various information about the selected input source.

KREMOTE MODE buttons (14)

Used to select the remote controller modes. When a remote controller button is pressed, the REMOTE MODE button for the currently selected mode lights up.

LSLEEP button (47)

Used with the Sleep function.

MVOL []/[] button (42)

Adjusts the volume of the AV receiver regardless of the currently selected remote controller mode.

NMUTING button (46)

Mutes or unmutes the AV receiver.

ORETURN button

Selects the previously displayed setup menu.

PCINE FLTR button (52)

Used with the CinemaFILTER function.

QL NIGHT button (52)

Used with the Late Night function.

Buttons used when the TUNER input is selected

To select the Tuner (AM/FM) as the input source, press:

RECEIVER

8

 

TUNER

1Number, D TUN, and ENT buttons (45)

Used to select AM and FM radio stations directly.

2CH +/– button (45)

Used to select radio presets.

3Arrow []/[] buttons

For AM and FM, the Up and Down []/[] buttons are used for tuning.

Buttons used when the TAPE input is selected

To select your Cassette deck as the input source, press:

RECEIVER

7

 

TAPE

4Playback buttons

On twin cassette decks, only deck B can be controlled.

Play [] button

Starts playback.

Stop [] button

Stops playback.

Reverse Play [] button

Starts reverse playback.

Rewind and FF []/[] buttons

The Rewind [] button starts rewind. The FF [] button starts fast forward.

15

Remote Controller—Continued

DVD Mode

By default, the remote controller is set to control an Onkyo DVD player.

To select your DVD player as the input source, press:

RECEIVER

6

or

5

 

 

 

DVD

 

MULTI CH

ASTANDBY/ON button

Sets the DVD player to On or Standby.

BNumber buttons

Used to enter title, chapter, and track numbers and times for locating specific points.

CDISC +/– button

Selects discs on a DVD changer.

DTOP MENU button

Selects a DVD’s top menu.

EArrow []/[]/[]/[] and ENTER buttons

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

J

STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

 

DOCK

 

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

 

4

5

6

TV

 

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

 

7

8

9

VCR

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

 

10

11

12

 

+10

0

CLR

SAT

 

D TUN

ENT

 

 

K

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

 

DISC

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

PREVIOUS

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

L

SP A / B

 

 

MUTING

 

 

ENTER

 

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

 

M

SETUP

RETURN

 

LISTENING MODE

 

 

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

N

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM

REPEAT

O

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

 

PLAY MODE

 

 

P

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

 

 

 

 

Q

 

RC-681M

 

 

Used to navigate DVD menus and the DVD player’s onscreen setup menus.

FSETUP button

Used to access the DVD player’s onscreen setup menus.

GPlayback buttons

From left to right: Pause, Play, Stop, Fast Reverse, Fast Forward, Previous, and Next.

HSUBTITLE button

Selects subtitles.

IAUDIO button

Selects foreign language soundtracks and audio formats (e.g., Dolby Digital or DTS).

JDISPLAY button

Displays information about the current disc, title, chapter, or track, including elapsed time, remaining time, total time, and so on.

KCLR button

Cancels functions and clears entered numbers.

LMENU button

Displays a DVD’s menu.

MRETURN button

Exits the DVD player’s onscreen setup menus.

NRANDOM button

Used with the random playback function.

OREPEAT button

Used with the repeat playback functions.

PVCR, DVD, and HDD buttons

Used to select VCR, HDD (hard disk drive), or DVD playback on a VCR/DVD recorder with a built-in hard disk drive.

QPLAY MODE button

Selects play modes on components with selectable play modes.

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Remote Controller—Continued

CD/MD/CDR/DOCK Mode

By default, the remote controller is set to control an Onkyo CD player.

To select the input source, press:

9

CD player

CD

 

RECEIVER

MD or CD recorder

7

TAPE

 

7 or 2 RI Dock

TAPE CBL/SAT

*If you’re using an MD, CDR, or an RI Dock, you must change the Input Display (see page 41).

ASTANDBY/ON button

Sets the component to On or Standby.

BNumber buttons

Used to enter track numbers and times for locating specific points on CD/MD players.

CDISC/ALBUM +/– button

Selects discs on a CD changer, or the next or previous album on an HDD-compatible component connected to an RI Dock.

DTOP MENU button

Works as a Mode button when used with a DS-A2 RI Dock.

EArrow []/[] and ENTER buttons

Used to navigate menus on an HDD-compatible component connected to an RI Dock.

FPlayback buttons

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

DOCK

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

4

5

6

TV

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

7

8

9

VCR

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

10

11

12

+10

0

CLR

SAT

D TUN

ENT

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

DISC

 

 

ALBUM

 

INPUT

GUIDE

PREVIOUS

TOP MENU

MENU

SP A / B

MUTING

ENTER

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

M D/CDR

CD

DOCK

8

9

J

From left to right: Pause, Play, Stop, Fast Reverse, Fast Forward, Previous and Next.

GDISPLAY button

Displays information about the current disc or track on a CD player or MD/CD recorder, including elapsed time, remaining time, total time, and so on. On an HDD-compatible component connected to an RI Dock, it turns on the back light for 30 seconds.

HCLR button

Cancels functions and clears entered numbers on a CD player or MD/CD recorder.

IMENU button

Used to navigate menus on an HDD-compatible component connected to an RI Dock.

JPLAYLIST []/[] buttons

Selects the previous or next playlist on an HDDcompatible component connected to an RI Dock.

KRANDOM button

Used with the random/shuffle playback function.

 

 

 

 

L REPEAT button

SETUP

 

 

RETURN

Used with the repeat playback functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M PLAY MODE button

 

 

 

 

Used to select play modes on components with

 

 

 

 

selectable play modes.

 

 

 

 

Works as a Resume button when used with a DS-A2

 

LISTENING MODE

 

RI Dock.

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

 

 

K

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT

L

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

PLAY MODE

 

 

 

DISPLAY

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

M

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

RC-681M

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Speakers

Subwoofer (SKW-550)

For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.

Front

1

Rear

4 (Not North American model)

POWER

ON

OFF

2 3

To AC outlet

ASTANDBY/ON indicator

Red: Subwoofer in standby mode Green: Subwoofer on

With the Auto Standby function, the SKW-550 automatically turns on when an input signal is detected in Standby mode. When there’s no input signal for a while, the SKW-550 automatically enters Standby mode.

BOUTPUT LEVEL control (42)

This control is used to adjust the volume of the subwoofer.

CLINE INPUT (20)

This RCA input should be connected to the subwoofer pre out on the AV receiver with supplied RCA cable.

DPOWER switch (Not North American model) (36)

Press this switch to the ON position to turn on the power. Press it to the OFF position to turn off the power.

Note:

The Auto Standby function turns the subwoofer on when the input signal exceeds a certain level. If the Auto Standby function does not work reliably, try slightly increasing or decreasing the subwoofer output level on the AV receiver (page 59).

Attaching and detaching the speaker grilles

Front and Center speakers have detachable grilles. Use the

following method to attach or detach the grilles.

Removal

Replacement

1. While holding the bottom edge of the speaker grille with your both hands, pull it gently toward you to remove the bottom of the grille.

2.In the same way, gently pull the upper edge of the speaker grille toward you to remove it from the main

unit.

3.To replace the grill, push the projections at the corners into the grille plug holes on the speaker cabinet.

18

Connecting Your Speakers

Enjoying Home Theater

Thanks to the AV receiver’s superb capabilities, you can enjoy surround sound with a real sense of movement in your own home—just like being in a movie theater or concert hall. You can enjoy DVDs featuring DTS and Dolby Digital. With analog and digital TV, you can enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Onkyo’s own DSP surround listening modes.

Front left and right speakers (SKF-550F)

These output the overall sound. Their role in a home theater is to provide a solid anchor for the sound image. They should be positioned facing the listener at about ear level, and equally spaced from the TV. Angle them inward slightly so as to create a triangle, with the listener at the apex.

Center speaker (SKC-550C)

This speaker enhances the front left and right speakers, making sound movements distinct and providing a full sound image. For movies it’s used mainly for dialog.

Position it close to your TV facing forward at about ear level, or at the same height as the front left and right speakers.

Subwoofer (SKW-550)

The subwoofer handles the bass sounds of the LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) channel. The volume and quality of the bass output from your subwoofer will depend on its position, the shape of your listening room, and your listening position. In general, a good bass sound can be obtained by installing the subwoofer in a front corner, or at one-third the way along the wall, as shown.

Tip: To find the best position for your sub-

Corner

 

 

woofer, while playing a movie or some

 

 

music with good bass, experiment by plac-

 

 

 

 

ing your subwoofer at various positions

 

 

within the room, and choose the one that

 

 

provides the most satisfying results.

 

 

 

 

 

If the subwoofer is placed on a hard floor

 

 

(wood, vinyl, tile, etc.) and playback is very

 

 

loud, the subwoofer's feet

may damage

the

 

 

flooring. To prevent this,

place the supplied

 

 

pads underneath the sub

-

 

 

woofer's feet. The pads

 

 

 

also provide a stable base

 

 

for the subwoofer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surround back left and right speakers (SKB-550)

These speakers are necessary to enjoy Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete. They enhance the realism of surround sound and improve sound localization behind the listener. Position them behind the listener about 2–3 feet (60–100 cm) above ear level.

* While speaker set B is on, these speakers output no sound.

1/3 wall length

Surround left and right speakers (SKM-550S)

These speakers are used for precise sound positioning and to add realistic ambience.

Position them at the sides of the listener, or slightly behind, about 2–3 feet (60–100 cm) above ear level. Ideally they should be equally spaced from the listener.

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Connecting Your Speakers—Continued

Speaker Connection Precautions

Read the following before connecting your speakers:

You can connect speakers with an impedance of between 8 and 16 ohms. If you use speakers with a lower impedance, and use the amplifier at high volume levels for a long period of time, the built-in amp protection circuit may be activated.

Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet before making any connections.

Pay close attention to speaker wiring polarity. In other words, connect positive (+) terminals to only positive

(+) terminals, and negative (–) terminals to only negative (–) terminals. If you get them the wrong way around, the sound will be out of phase and will sound unnatural.

Unnecessarily long or very thin speaker cables may affect the sound quality and should be avoided.

Be careful not to short the positive and negative wires.

Doing so may damage the AV receiver.

• Don’t connect more than one cable to each speaker terminal. Doing so may damage the AV receiver.

• Don’t connect a speaker to several terminals.

Connecting Speaker Set A

The AV receiver’s positive (+) speaker terminals and speaker’s positive (+) terminals are color-coded for ease of identification. (The negative (–) speaker terminals are all black.) Match the color of each cable to the corresponding speaker terminal.

Speaker terminal

Color

 

 

Front left

White

 

 

Front right

Red

 

 

Center

Green

 

 

Surround left

Blue

 

 

Surround right

Gray

 

 

Surround back left

Brown

 

 

Surround back right

Tan

 

 

1 On the AV receiver, unscrew the terminal. Fully insert the bare wires. Make sure that the bare wire is touching the inside of the pole. Screw the terminal tight.

2

On the speakers, while pressing

 

the terminal lever, insert the

 

wire into the hole, and then

 

release the lever.

3

Using the supplied RCA cable, connect the AV

receiver’s SUBWOOFER PRE OUT to LINE INPUT on the subwoofer.

Make sure the cable is plugged all the way.

Using the Speaker Terminal Tool

The supplied speaker terminal tool makes it easy to tighten and loosen the speaker terminals. If you are using banana plugs, to ensure optimum sound quality, tighten the speaker terminal before inserting the banana plug.

Connecting Speaker Set B (sold separately)

1

Strip 3/8" (10 mm) of insu-

3/8" (10 mm)

 

 

lation from the ends of the

 

 

speaker cables, and twist

 

 

the bare wires tightly, as

 

 

shown.

 

2 While pressing the lever, insert

 

 

the wire into the hole, and then

 

 

release the lever.

 

 

Make sure that the terminals are

 

 

gripping the bare wires, not the

 

 

insulation.

 

Note:

When speaker set B is turned on, speaker set A is reduced to 5.1-channel playback.

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Connecting Your Speakers—Continued

The following illustration shows which speaker should be connected to each pair of terminals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Set A (supplied)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front right

 

Front left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surround

Surround

Surround

Surround

speaker

 

speaker

Subwoofer

back right

back left

 

right

 

left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker

speaker

speaker

speaker

 

 

 

Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

CENTER

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

SPEAKER

L

 

 

L

R

 

 

R

 

IN 2

IN 1

OUT

HDMI

ANTENNA

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT V

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

 

CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

 

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

PRE OUT

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

L

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

WOOFER

 

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

FRONT

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front right

Front left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker

speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Set B

Wall Mounting

The speakers can easily be mounted on a wall by using the attached wall brackets.

To mount a front, surround, or surround back speaker vertically, use its wall bracket, as shown, to hang it on a screw that's securely screwed into the wall.

To mount the center speaker horizontally, use its two wall brackets, as shown, to hang it on two screws that are securely screwed into the wall.

Wall brackets

Front speaker

Surround and

(SKF-550F)

Surround back speaker

 

(SKM-550S/SKB-550)

13" (330 mm)

Center speaker (SKC-550C)

Caution:

A mounting screw’s ability to support a speaker depends on how well it’s anchored to the wall. If you have hollow walls, screw each mounting screw into a stud. If there are no studs, or the walls are solid, use suitable wall anchors.

Use screws with a head diameter of 5/16" (9 mm) or less and a shank diameter of 1/8" (4 mm) or less. With hollow walls, use a cable/pipe detector to check for any power cables or water pipes before making any holes.

Leave a gap of between 5/16" (7 mm) and 7/16" (10 mm) between the wall and the base of the screw head, as shown.

(We recommend that you consult a home installation professional.)

Wall

5/16" – 7/16" (7 mm) – (10 mm)

21

Connecting Antennas

This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas. The AV receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without any antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna to use the tuner.

AM antenna push terminals

FM antenna jack

 

ANTENNA

AM

FM 75

Connecting the AM Loop Antenna

The supplied indoor AM loop antenna is for indoor use only.

1 Assemble the AM loop antenna, inserting the tabs into the base, as shown.

Connecting the Indoor FM Antenna

The supplied indoor FM antenna is for indoor use only.

1 Attach the FM antenna, as shown.

American Model

FM 75

Insert the plug fully into the jack.

Other Models

FM 75

Insert the plug fully into the jack.

Once your AV receiver is ready for use, you’ll need to tune into an FM radio station and adjust the position of the FM antenna to achieve the best possible reception.

2 Use thumbtacks or something similar to fix the FM antenna into position.

Thumbtacks, etc.

Caution: Be careful that you don’t injure yourself when using thumbtacks.

If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead (see page 23).

2 Connect both wires of the AM loop antenna to the AM push terminals, as shown.

(The antenna’s wires are not polarity sensitive, so they can be connected either way around). Make sure that the wires are attached securely and that the push terminals are gripping the bare wires, not the insulation.

Push

Insert wire

Release

Once your AV receiver is ready for use, you’ll need to tune into an AM radio station and adjust the position of the AM antenna to achieve the best possible reception.

Keep the antenna as far away as possible from your AV receiver, TV, speaker cables, and power cords.

If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor AM loop antenna, try using it with a commercially available outdoor AM antenna (see page 23).

22

Connecting Antennas—Continued

Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna

If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead.

FM 75

Notes:

Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an attic or loft.

For best results, install the outdoor FM antenna well away from tall buildings, preferably with a clear line of sight to your local FM transmitter.

Outdoor antenna should be located away from possible noise sources, such as neon signs, busy roads, etc.

For safety reasons, outdoor antenna should be situated well away from power lines and other high-voltage equipment.

Outdoor antenna must be grounded in accordance with local regulations to prevent electrical shock hazards.

Using a TV/FM Antenna Splitter

It’s best not to use the same antenna for both FM and TV reception, as this can cause interference problems. If circumstances demand it, use a TV/FM antenna splitter, as shown.

TV/FM antenna splitter

To AV receiver

To TV (or VCR)

Connecting an Outdoor AM Antenna

If good reception cannot be achieved using the supplied AM loop antenna, an outdoor AM antenna can be used in addition to the loop antenna, as shown.

Outdoor antenna

Insulated antenna cable

AM loop antenna

Outdoor AM antennas work best when installed horizontally outside, but good results can sometimes be obtained indoors by mounting horizontally above a window. Note that the AM loop antenna should be left connected.

Outdoor antenna must be grounded in accordance with local regulations to prevent electrical shock hazards.

23

Connecting Your Components

About AV Connections

Before making any AV connections, read the manuals supplied with your other AV components.

Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed and double-checked all AV connections.

Optical Digital Jacks

The AV receiver’s optical digital jacks have shutter-type covers that open when an optical plug is inserted and close when it’s removed. Push plugs in all the way.

AV Connection Color Coding

RCA-type AV connections are usually color coded: red, white, and yellow. Use red plugs to connect right-chan- nel audio inputs and outputs (typically labeled “R”). Use white plugs to connect left-channel audio inputs and outputs (typically labeled “L”). And use yellow plugs to connect composite video inputs and outputs.

Left (white)

Analog audio

Left (white)

 

Right (red)

 

Right (red)

(Yellow)

Composite video

(Yellow)

 

Caution: To prevent shutter damage, hold the optical plug straight when inserting and removing.

AV Cables and Jacks

Push plugs in all the way to make good connections (loose connections can cause noise or malfunctions).

To prevent interference, keep audio and video cables away from power cords and speaker cables.

Right!

Wrong!

Video

Cable

Jack

Description

 

Y

Y

Component video separates the luminance (Y) and

 

 

Y

color difference signals (PR, PB), providing the best

Component

PB

PB

video cable

 

CB/PB

picture quality. (Some TV manufacturers label their

 

PR

PR

component video jacks slightly differently.)

 

 

CR/PR

 

 

 

S-Video separates the luminance and color signals

S-Video cable

 

S

and provides better picture quality than composite

 

 

 

video.

Composite

 

 

Composite video is commonly used on TVs, VCRs,

 

V

and other video equipment. Use only dedicated

video cable

 

 

 

 

composite video cables.

 

 

 

Audio

 

 

 

 

Cable

Jack

Description

Optical digital

This offers the best sound quality and allows you to

OPTICAL

audio cable

enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS. The audio quality is

the same as for coaxial.

 

Coaxial digital

COAX-

This offers the best sound quality and allows you to

enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS. The audio quality is

audio cable

IAL

 

the same as for optical.

 

 

Analog audio

L

This cable carries analog audio. It’s the most com-

 

mon connection format for analog audio and can be

cable (RCA)

R

found on virtually all AV components.

 

 

 

 

This cable carries multichannel analog audio and is

Multichannel

 

typically used to connect DVD players with a 7.1-

 

channel analog audio output. Several standard ana-

analog audio

 

 

log audio cables can be used instead of a multichan-

cable (RCA)

 

 

 

nel cable.

Note: The AV receiver does not support SCART connections.

24

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting Audio and Video Signals to the AV Receiver

By connecting both the audio and video outputs of your DVD player and other AV components to the AV receiver, you can switch the audio and video signals simultaneously simply by changing the input source on the AV receiver.

: Signal Flow

 

Video

Video

 

Audio

Audio

TV, projector,

etc.

Speakers (see page 21 for hookup details)

DVD player, etc.

Which Connections Should I Use?

The AV receiver supports several connection formats for compatibility with a wide range of AV equipment. The format you choose will depend on the formats supported by your other components. Use the following sections as a guide. For video components, such as a DVD player, you must make an audio connection and a video connection.

Audio Connection Formats

When choosing a connection format, bear in mind that the AV receiver doesn’t convert between formats.

Video Connection Formats

Video equipment can be connected by using any one of the following video connection formats: composite video, S-Video, or component video, the latter offering the best picture quality.

When choosing a connection format, bear in mind that the AV receiver doesn’t convert between formats, so only outputs of the same format as the input will output the signal.

Video Signal Flow Chart

DVD player, etc.

Composite S-Video Component

IN

AV Receiver

MONITOR OUT

Composite S-Video Component

TV, projector, etc.

25

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting a TV or Projector

Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .

Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .

With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from your TV and listen via speaker set B.

To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

TV

Picture quality

 

A

 

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

 

Component video input

Best

 

 

 

MONITOR OUT S

 

S-Video input

Better

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

MONITOR OUT V

 

Composite video input

Standard

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN L/R

 

Analog audio L/R output

 

 

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2

 

Digital coaxial output

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1

 

Digital optical output

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

c

A

 

 

HDMI

SIRIUS

XM

IN 2

IN 1

ANTENNA

 

OUT ASSIGNABLE

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

(DVD)

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

(CD)

L

 

 

L

R

 

R

REMOTE

 

 

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

MONITOR

 

C

 

OUT

V

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

 

 

 

B PRE OUT

 

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

WOOFER

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

a

FRONT

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

WOOFER

DVD

 

SPEAKERS B

 

 

 

 

L

 

R

 

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

Y

PB

PR

AUDIO

S VIDEO

VIDEO

OUT

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO IN

OUT

IN

IN

Connect one or the other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV, projector,

 

 

Connection

 

must be assigned (see page 41)

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your TV has no audio outputs, connect an audio output from your VCR or cable or satellite Hint! receiver to the AV receiver and use its tuner to listen to TV programs through the AV receiver (see

pages 30 and 32).

26

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting a DVD player

Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .

You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.

Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .

With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from a DVD and listen via speaker set B.

To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)

If your DVD player has main left and right outputs and multichannel left and right outputs, be sure to use the main left and right outputs for connection a .

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

DVD player

Picture quality

 

A

 

COMPONENT VIDEO DVD IN

 

Component video output

Best

 

 

 

DVD IN S

 

S-Video output

Better

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

DVD IN V

 

Composite video output

Standard

 

 

 

DVD IN FRONT

 

Analog audio L/R output

 

 

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 1

 

Digital coaxial output

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1

 

Digital optical output

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

c

A

 

 

 

HDMI

 

IN 2

IN 1

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

(DVD)

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

(CD)

L

 

 

L

R

 

R

REMOTE

 

 

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

V

 

 

S

 

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

L

 

 

R

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

SIRIUS XM

L L

DVD

MONITOR

 

C

 

 

OUT

V

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

R

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

IN

 

SPEAKERS

B

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

PRE OUT

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

 

L

 

 

WOOFER

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

a

FRONT

WOOFER

DVD

 

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

L

 

R

 

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

Y

PB

PR

AUDIO

S VIDEO

VIDEO

OUT

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

OUT

OUT

OUT

Connect one or the other

 

Connection c must be assigned (see page 41)

DVD player

To connect a DVD player or DVD-Audio/SACD-capable player with a multichannel analog audio output, see page 28.

27

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Hooking Up the Multichannel DVD Input

If your DVD player supports multichannel audio formats such as DVD-Audio or SACD, and it has a multichannel analog audio output, you can connect it to the AV receiver’s multichannel DVD input.

Use a multichannel analog audio cable, or several normal audio cables, to connect the AV receiver’s DVD IN FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R, SURR BACK L/R, and SUBWOOFER jacks to the 7.1-channel analog audio output on your DVD player. If your DVD player has a 5.1-channel analog audio output, don’t connect anything to the AV receiver’s SURR BACK L/R jacks.

 

 

HDMI

SIRIUS

XM

IN 2

IN 1

OUT ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

(DVD)

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

(CD)

L

 

 

L

R

 

R

REMOTE

 

 

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

 

 

AM

FM 75

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

MONITOR

 

 

OUT

V

 

7.1 ch

V

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

5.1 ch

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND

 

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

SPEAKERS

 

 

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT SURROUND CENTER

FRONT

SURROUND

CENTER SURR BACK

SURR BACK

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

L

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

WOOFER

 

 

SUB

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

 

 

DVD WOOFER

L

R L

R

 

L

R

FRONT

SURROUND

CENTER

SUB

 

SURR

 

 

 

WOOFER

 

BACK

DVD player

28

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting Components with HDMI

If you have an HDMI-compatible player, you can connect it to the AV receiver with an HDMI cable.

Step 1: Connect your HDMI-compatible TV to the AV receiver’s HDMI OUT jack.

Step 2: Connect your HDMI-compatible player to the AV receiver’s HDMI IN 1 or 2 jack.

Step 3: Connect your HDMI-compatible player to an analog and/or digital audio input on the AV receiver.

Audio and video signals received via the HDMI IN 1 and 2 jacks are output by the HDMI OUT jack as they are (HDMI pass-through), so even if you only make the connections in steps 1 and 2, your TV will output sound. However, if you want to listen through the speakers connected to the AV receiver, in addition to an

HDMI connection, you’ll also need to make a separate analog or digital audio connection.

Step 4: Assign the HDMI IN.

Turn on the AV receiver, and then assign the HDMI IN (see page 40)

DVD player

Step 3

Connect one or the other

 

 

HDMI

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

Step 2

 

 

Step 1

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip!

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you make the connection described in

 

IN 2

IN 1

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

step 3, to fully enjoy the AV receiver's lis-

 

 

OUT ASSIGNABLE

 

 

SURROUND BACK

 

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

tening modes, turn down the volume on

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

your TV all the way so that its speakers

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

V

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

output no sound.

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN DVD IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

(CD)

 

 

L

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

Sound off

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Audio and video signals received via the HDMI IN jacks are output only by the HDMI OUT.

Audio and video signals received via inputs other than the HDMI IN jacks are not output by the HDMI OUT.

The HDMI video stream is compatible with DVI (Digital Visual Interface), so TVs and displays with a DVI input can be connected by using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. (Note that DVI connections only carry video, so you’ll need to make a separate connection for audio.) However, reliable operation with such an adapter is not guaranteed. In addition, video signals from a PC are not supported.

To watch an HDMI source that’s connected via the AV receiver’s HDMI jacks, the AV receiver must be turned on, otherwise no HDMI signal will be output.

The HDMI audio signal (sampling rate, bit length, etc.) may be restricted by the connected source component. If the picture is poor or there’s no sound from a component connected via HDMI, check its setup. Refer to the connected component’s instruction manual for details.

29

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Playback

 

 

 

With this hookup, you can use your VCR’s tuner to listen to your favorite TV programs via the AV

 

Hint!

 

 

 

receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .

You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.

Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .

• With connection a , you can listen to the VCR or DVD recorder even via speaker set B.

• To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (To listen via speaker set B, use a and b , or a and

c .)

Connection

AV receiver

 

Signal flow

VCR or DVD recorder

Picture quality

 

A

 

COMPONENT VIDEO VCR/DVR IN

 

 

Component video output

Best

 

 

 

VCR/DVR IN S

 

 

S-Video output

Better

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

VCR/DVR IN V

 

 

Composite video output

Standard

 

 

 

VCR/DVR IN L/R

 

 

Analog audio L/R output

 

 

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2

 

 

Digital coaxial output

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1

 

 

Digital optical output

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

c

A

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

 

 

IN 2

IN 1

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT V

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT

 

SURR BACK

 

PRE OUT

(CD)

SURROUND CENTER

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

L

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

WOOFER

R

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

a

 

FRO

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

WOOFER

 

SPEAKE

 

 

 

 

L

 

R

 

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

Y

PB

PR

AUDIO

S VIDEO

VIDEO

OUT

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

OUT

OUT

OUT

Connect one or the other

Connection b must be assigned (see page 41)

VCR,

DVD recorder

30

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Recording

Step 1: Choose a video connection from A and B .

The video source to be recorded must be connected to the AV receiver via the same type of connection.

Step 2: Make the audio connection a .

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

BOUT V

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

A

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

 

 

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

PRE OUT

(CD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

L

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

WOOFER

 

 

R

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

FRONT

 

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

CD

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

 

 

SPEAKERS B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

S VIDEO IN

R

AUDIO

IN

VCR, DVD recorder

VIDEO IN

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

VCR or DVD recorder

Picture quality

 

A

 

VCR/DVR OUT S

 

S-Video input

Better

 

 

 

VCR/DVR OUT V

 

Composite video input

Standard

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

VCR/DVR OUT L/R

 

Analog audio L/R input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting a Camcorder, Games Console, or Other Device

Step 1: Make the video connection A .

Step 2: Make the audio connection a .

MASTER VOLUME

TUNING PRESET

SETUP ENTER RETURN

AUX INPUT

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO R

TUNING

AUX INPUT

A VIDEO

a

AUX INPUT

L AUDIO R

L AUDIO R

OUT

 

 

 

VIDEO OUT

 

 

 

Camcorder, games console, etc.

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

Camcorder or console

A

AUX INPUT VIDEO

 

Composite video output

a

AUX INPUT L-AUDIO-R

 

Analog audio L/R output

31

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting a Satellite, Cable, Set-top box, or Other Video Source

 

 

 

With this hookup, you can use your satellite or cable receiver to listen to your favorite TV programs

 

Hint!

 

 

 

via the AV receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Choose a video connection from A , B , and C .

You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.

Step 2: Choose an audio connection from a , b , and c .

With connection a , you can listen to and record audio from the video source and listen via speaker set B.

To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, use connection b or c . (For recording, use a and b , or a and c .)

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

Video source

Picture quality

 

A

 

COMPONENT VIDEO CBL/SAT IN

 

Component video output

Best

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN S

 

S-Video output

Better

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

CBL/SAT IN V

 

Composite video output

Standard

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN L/R

 

Analog audio L/R output

 

 

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2

 

Digital coaxial output

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1

 

Digital optical output

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

SIRIUS

XM

IN 2

IN 1

OUT ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

b

c

A

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

(DVD)

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

(CD)

L

 

 

L

R

 

R

REMOTE

 

 

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVDC OUT

V

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

SURROUND

FRONT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS A

IN

OUT

IN

FRONTBSURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

PRE OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

L

 

 

 

 

L

 

WOOFER

R

 

 

 

 

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

 

FR

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAK

 

 

 

 

L

 

R

 

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

Y

PB

PR

AUDIO

S VIDEO

VIDEO

OUT

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

OUT

OUT

OUT

Connect one or the other

Connection c must be assigned (see page 41)

Satellite, cable, set-top box, etc.

32

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting a CD Player or Turntable

CD Player or Turntable (MM) with Built-in Phono Preamp

Step 1:

Choose a connection that matches your CD player ( a , b , or c ). Use connection a for a turntable with a built-in phono preamp.

 

b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

 

 

COAX-

 

IN 2

IN 1

 

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

IAL

2

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

L

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(CBL/SAT)

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

 

 

 

Connect one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

R

or the other

c

OPTICAL

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN DVD IN

OUT

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

 

SPEAKERSCD

AUDIO

Connection b

 

 

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

 

(CD)

IN

OUT

IN

 

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

 

(CD)

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

must be

 

 

L

 

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

L

R

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

assigned (see

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

CD

TAPE

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

SUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOOFER

 

 

page 41)

 

 

R

 

 

CD

 

 

 

 

a

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

OUT

L

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

AUDIO

CD player

Turntable (MM) with

 

built-in phono preamp

 

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

With connection , you can listen to and record audio from your CD player or turntable and listen via speaker set B.

To connect the CD player digitally, use connection or c . (For recording, use and b , or and .)

 

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

CD or turntable

 

 

 

 

a

 

CD IN L/R

 

 

Analog audio L/R output

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2

 

 

Digital coaxial output

 

 

b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 2

 

 

Digital optical output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turntable (MM) with no Phono Preamp Built-in

Turntable with an MC (Moving Coil) Cartridge

A phono preamp is necessary to connect a turntable that

An MC head amp and phono preamp are necessary to

doesn’t have a phono preamp built-in.

 

connect a turntable with an MC (Moving Coil) cartridge.

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

IN 2

IN 1

 

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

1

 

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKERS

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

 

IN

 

IN

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

(CD)

 

OUT

L

 

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

R

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

 

TAPE

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

IN

OUTPUT

Phono preamp

L

L

 

R

R

 

CD

 

AUDIO

AUDIO

OUTPUT

INPUT

L

L

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

 

IN 2

IN 1

 

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

OUT V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

 

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND BACK

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

 

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKERS

 

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

 

IN

 

IN

FRONT SURROUND CENTER

SURR BACK

 

(CD)

 

OUT

 

L

 

 

L

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

R

 

 

R

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

 

 

 

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

AUDIO

IN

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

Phono

 

preamp

MC head amp or

MC transformer

AUDIO

AUDIO

OUTPUT

INPUT

L

L

R

R

33

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting an RI Dock

RI Dock with video

Connect your RI Dock’s analog audio output jacks and S-Video output jack to the AV receiver’s CBL/SAT IN L/R jacks and CBL/SAT IN S jack.

RI Dock without video

Connect your RI Dock’s analog audio output jacks to the AV receiver’s TAPE IN L/R jacks (1).

Notes:

Connect the Remote Interactive Dock with an cable (see page 35).

Set the Remote Interactive Dock’s RI MODE switch to HDD or HDD/DOCK.

Set the AV receiver’s Input Display to DOCK (see page 41).

Refer to the Remote Interactive Dock’s instruction manual.

 

 

S VIDEO

 

AUDIO

 

 

OUT

 

OUT

 

 

 

L

R

 

 

HDMI

 

SIRIUS

IN 2

IN 1

OUT ASSIGNABLE

ANTENNA

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

(DVD)

 

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

(CD)

L

 

 

L

R

 

R

REMOTE

 

 

1

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

AM

CBL/SAT

V

S

IN

IN

L

R

CBL/SAT

FM 75

VCR/DVR

DVD

MONITOR

OUT V

 

 

 

S

OUT

IN

IN

 

OUT

IN

FRONT

SURROUND

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

(DS-A1 hookup shown here.)

Connecting a Cassette, CDR, MiniDisc, or DAT Recorder

Step 1:

Choose a connection that matches the recorder ( a , b , or c ), and then make the connection.

 

 

HDMI

IN 2

IN 1

OUT ASSIGNABLE

b

COAX-

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

IAL1

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

CB/PB

 

 

 

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

1

 

 

 

CR/PR

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

CBL/SAT IN VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

 

 

a

2

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

OUT

IN

 

1

(CD)

IN

OUT

IN

 

 

L

 

 

L

 

L

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

R

 

 

Connect one or the

 

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

other

 

 

CD TAPE

R

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE

These connections

 

 

 

 

must be assigned

 

 

L

L

(see page 41)

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

R

R

 

OUT

 

IN

OUT

 

 

REC

PLAY

 

 

 

Cassette recorder, CDR, etc.

With connection , you can listen via speaker set B.

To connect the recorder digitally, use connections and , or and .

Connection

AV receiver

Signal flow

Cassette/CDR/MD/DAT recorder

 

 

 

TAPE IN L/R

 

Analog audio L/R output

 

a

 

 

 

TAPE OUT L/R

 

Analog audio L/R input

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN COAXIAL 2

 

Digital coaxial output

 

b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1

 

Digital optical output

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

Connecting Your Components—Continued

Connecting Onkyo Components

Step 1: Make sure that each Onkyo component is connected to the AV receiver with an analog audio cable (connection a in the hookup examples) (see pages 27 to 34).

Step 2: Make the connection.

Step 3: If you’re using an MD, CDR, or RI Dock, change the input Display (see page 41).

With (Remote Interactive), you can use the following special functions:

Auto Power On/Standby

When you start playback on a component connected via , if the AV receiver is on Standby, it will automatically turn on and select that component as the input source. Similarly, when the AV receiver is set to Standby, all compo-

nents connected via will also go on Standby. This function will not work on components connected to an AC OUTLET on the AV receiver.

Direct Change

When playback is started on a component connected via , the AV receiver automatically selects that component as the input source. If your DVD player is connected to the AV receiver’s multichannel DVD input, you’ll need to

press the [MULTI CH] button to hear all channels (see page 43), as the Direct Change function only selects the FRONT DVD IN jacks.

Remote Control

You can use the AV receiver’s remote controller to control your other -capable Onkyo components, pointing the remote controller at the AV receiver’s remote control sensor instead of the component. You must enter the appropriate remote control code first (page 63).

Notes:

Use only cables for connections. cables are supplied with Onkyo players (DVD, CD, etc.).

Some components have two jacks. You can connect either one to the AV receiver. The other

jack is for connecting additional -capable components.

Connect only Onkyo components to jacks. Connecting other manufacturer’s components may cause a malfunction.

Some components may not support all functions. Refer to the manuals supplied with your other Onkyo components.

 

 

IN

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

REMOTE

2

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

CONTROL

1

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

IN

 

 

L

 

 

R

 

 

CD

 

 

FRONT

 

 

L

 

SUB

R

CBL/SAT VCR/DVR

WOOFER

FRONT

DVD

SPEAKERS B

DVD

e.g., CD player

R L

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

e.g., DVD player

R L

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

Connecting the Power Cord

• Connect the AV receiver’s power cord to a suitable wall outlet.

Notes:

Before connecting the power cord, connect all of your speakers and AV components.

Turning on the AV receiver may cause a momentary power surge that might interfere with other electrical equipment on the same circuit. If this is a problem, plug the AV receiver into a different branch circuit.

35

Turning On the AV Receiver

STANDBY/ON

STANDBY/ON

STANDBY indicator

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAR

 

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

DOCK

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

4

5

6

TV

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

7

8

9

VCR

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

10

11

12

+10

0

CLR

SAT

D TUN

ENT

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

DISC

 

 

ALBUM

 

INPUT

 

 

 

Turning On and Standby

1

AV receiver

Remote

controller

STANDBY/ON

RECEIVER

 

 

or

 

STANDBY/ON

Press the [STANDBY/ON] button.

Alternatively, press the remote controller’s [RECEIVER] button, followed by the [STANDBY/ON] button.

The AV receiver comes on, the display lights up, and the STANDBY indicator goes off.

To turn the AV receiver off, press the [STANDBY/ON] button again. The AV receiver will enter Standby mode. To prevent any loud surprises when you next turn on the AV receiver, always turn down the volume before you turn it off.

To turn on the subwoofer, press its [POWER] switch to the ON position (not North American models).

Smooth Operation in a Few Easy Steps

To ensure smooth operation, here’s a few easy steps to help you configure the AV receiver before you use it for the very first time. These settings only need to be made once.

Do the automatic speaker setup—this is essential!

See “Automatic Speaker Setup (Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB)” on page 37.

Have you connected a component to an HDMI IN?

If you have, see “HDMI Video Setup” on page 40.

Have you connected a component to a digital audio input?

If you have, see “Digital Audio Input Setup” on page 41.

Have you connected an Onkyo MD recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock?

If you have, see “Changing the Input Display” on page 41.

HDMI

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

OUT IN

TAPE

CD recorder, MD recorder,

RI Dock

36

First Time Setup

This section explains the settings that you need to make before using the AV receiver for the very first time.

Automatic Speaker Setup (Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB)

With the supplied speaker setup microphone, the Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB function can measure the number of speakers connected, their sizes, crossover frequencies, and distances from the listening position, and then calculate the optimal speaker settings for your listening environment.

Before using this function, connect and position all of the supplied speakers.

Measurement Points

To create a listening area in which several people can enjoy home theater simultaneously, the Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB function takes measurements at three points within the listening area:

AFirst measurement point

This is the center point of the listening area, or the listening position if it’s just one person.

BSecond measurement point

The right side of the listening area.

CThird measurement point

The left side of the listening area.

The distances between points 1 and 2 and points 1 and 3 must be at least 1 meter.

From the examples below, choose the listening area that best matches yours and place the microphone accordingly when prompted.

TV

TV

TV

TV

TV

TV

TV

TV

TV

: Listening area

: Listening position

37

First Time Setup—Continued

Using Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

2, 6

SETUP MIC

1

Turn on the AV receiver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Put the speaker setup microphone at

 

 

measurement point 1 (page 37), and

 

connect it to the SETUP MIC jack.

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Make sure the microphone is horizontal.

If there’s an obstacle between the microphone and any speaker, the automatic setup will not work correctly. Set up the room as you would when enjoying a DVD.

Positioning the microphone close to where your ears would normally be will provide better results.You can adjust the height of the microphone by using a tripod or level table.

3

Press [ENTER].

 

The automatic speaker setup starts.

A test tone is output by each speaker in turn, as the Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB function determines which speakers are connected. This takes a few minutes.

Note:

If any extraneous noise is picked up by the microphone, the automatic setup may not work correctly, so don’t make any noise.

Notes:

If the AV receiver was previously muted, it will be unmuted.

Automatic speaker setup cannot be performed while a pair of headphones is connected.

It takes about 10 minutes to complete the automatic speaker setup.

4

When the following display appears,

 

 

move the speaker setup microphone to

 

measurement point 2 (page 37), and

 

then press [ENTER].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB performs more measurements.

This takes a few minutes.

5

When the following display appears,

 

 

move the speaker setup microphone to

 

measurement point 3 (page 37), and

 

then press [ENTER].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB performs more measurements.

This takes a few minutes.

When the measurements are complete, the results are calculated and saved automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

When the automatic speaker setup is

 

 

complete, disconnect the speaker setup

 

microphone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

When the automatic speaker setup is complete, the Equalizer Settings (page 60) will be set to “Audyssey.”

You can cancel the automatic speaker setup at any point in this procedure simply by disconnecting the setup microphone.

38

First Time Setup—Continued

Error Messages

While the automatic speaker setup is in progress, one of the following error messages may appear:

Ambient noise is too high

This message appears if there’s too much background noise and the measurements cannot be performed properly. Remove the source of the noise and try again.

Speaker Detect Errors

This message appears if one of the speaker-related errors below occurs.

One of the front speakers has not been detected.

One of the surround speakers has not been detected.

The surround back speakers have been detected but the surround speakers haven’t.

The right surround back speaker has been detected but the left surround back speaker hasn’t.

The number of speakers detected on the second or third measurment was different to the number detected on the first measurement.

Write Error

This message appears if saving fails.

To Retry the Automatic Speaker Setup

Press the [ENTER] button.

Make sure speakers that cannot be detected are connected properly.

Changing the Speaker Settings Manually

In some situations, the measurements taken by the automatic speaker setup may not provide usable results. If running the speaker setup a second time still doesn’t provide usable results, you’ll have to set the speaker settings manually (see pages 56–60).

Using a Powered Subwoofer

If you’re using a powered subwoofer, because it outputs very low-frequency sound and its position is usually low down, it may not be detected by the automatic speaker setup. In this case, increase the subwoofer’s volume, set it to its highest crossover frequency, and then try running the automatic speaker setup again. Note that if the volume is set too high and the sound distorts, it may not be detected, so use an appropriate volume level. If the subwoofer has a low-pass filter switch, set it to Off or Direct. Refer to your subwoofer’s instruction manual for details.

39

First Time Setup—Continued

HDMI Video Setup

If you connect a video component to HDMI IN 1 or 2, use this setting to assign that input to an input selector.

RECEIVER

ENTER

SETUP

STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

DOCK

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

4

5

6

TV

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

7

8

9

VCR

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

10

11

12

+10

0

CLR

SAT

D TUN

ENT

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

DISC

 

 

ALBUM

 

INPUT

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

PREVIOUS

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

SP A / B

 

 

MUTING

 

ENTER

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

SETUP

 

 

RETURN

 

LISTENING MODE

 

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM

REPEAT

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

PLAY MODE

 

 

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

RC-681M

 

1

Press the [RECEIVER] button,

 

RECEIVER

followed by the [SETUP] button.

SETUP

2

Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]

 

buttons to select “Video Input,”

and then press [ENTER].

3

Use the Up and Down [

]/[

]

 

buttons to select “HDMI DVD,”

 

“HDMI VCR,” or “HDMI CBL” and

 

use the Left and Right [

]/[

]

buttons to change the setting.

If you connect a video component to HDMI IN 1 or 2, you must assign that input to an input selector. For example, if you connect your DVD player to HDMI IN 1, you must assign HDMI DVD setting to IN1.

IN1: Select if the video component is connected to HDMI IN 1.

IN2: Select if the video component is connected to HDMI IN 2.

No: Select if you’re not using the HDMI OUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

Input

video

 

 

4

Press the [SETUP] button.

 

 

Setup closes.

SETUP

40

First Time Setup—Continued

Digital Audio Input Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2, 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

To enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS, you must connect your DVD player to the AV receiver digitally (coaxial or optical).

These are the default digital audio input assignments.

Input selector

Default assignment

 

 

DVD

COAX 1

 

 

VCR/DVR

OPT 1

 

 

CBL/SAT

COAX 2

 

 

TAPE

- - - -

 

 

CD

OPT 2

 

 

AUX

- - - -

 

 

You can change the digital audio input assignments if necessary. For example, if you connect your DVD player to the OPTICAL 1 DIGITAL IN (OPT1), you must assign that input to the DVD input selector, as follows.

1

Press the input selector button

 

 

for the input selector that you

 

want to assign.

DVD

VCR/DVR CBL/SAT (Digital inputs cannot be assigned to

AUX

the TUNER input selector.)

TAPE

C D

 

2

Press the [DIGITAL INPUT]

 

button.

DIGITAL INPUT

The current assignment appears.

3

 

Press the [DIGITAL INPUT] but-

 

 

 

DIGITAL INPUT

ton repeatedly to select COAX1,

 

COAX2, OPT1, OPT2, or “– – – –”

 

 

 

 

(analog).

Note:

Make sure that components connected digitally are configured to output digital audio. Refer to the relevant manuals.

Changing the Input Display

If you connect an -capable Onkyo MiniDisc recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock to the TAPE IN/OUT or CBL/SAT IN jacks, for to work properly, you must change this setting.

This setting can only be changed on the AV receiver.

1, 2

1, 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

1

TAPE

or

CBL/SAT

Press the [TAPE] or [CBL/SAT] input selector button so that “TAPE” or “CBL/SAT” appears on the display.

2

TAPE

or

CBL/SAT

Press and hold down the [TAPE] or [CBL/SAT] input selector button (about 2 seconds) to change the setting.

Repeat this step to select MD, CDR, or DOCK.

For the TAPE input selector, the setting changes in this order:

TAPE MD CDR DOCK

For the CBL/SAT input selector, the setting changes in this order:

CBL/SAT DOCK

Note:

DOCK can be selected for the TAPE input selector or CBL/SAT input selector, but not both at the same time.

41

Playing Your AV Components

Basic AV Receiver Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

STANDBY/ON

 

REMOTE MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

TAPE/AMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

DOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

 

4

5

6

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

9

VCR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

11

12

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

+10

0

CLR

SAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D TUN

ENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

AUX INPUT

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

 

L AUDIO R

 

 

 

 

 

A SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

VOL

VOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

GUIDE

 

PREVIOUS

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Subwoofer’s

 

rear panel

 

 

4

4

MIN

MAX

 

OUTPUT LEVEL

1

 

 

Remote

 

 

controller

AV receiver

RECEIVER

 

 

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

CBL/SAT

 

 

 

VCR/DVR

 

 

 

4

 

6

C D

 

AUX

 

DVD

 

 

7

8

9

 

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

Use the AV receiver’s input selector buttons to select the input source.

To select the input source with the remote controller, press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, and then use the INPUT SELECTOR buttons.

2

AV receiver

Remote

controller

 

A SPEAKERS B

 

To turn the speakers on or off, use the AV receiver’s SPEAKERS [A] and [B] buttons, or use the remote controller’s [SP A/B] button.

Pressing the remote controller’s [SP A/B] button cycles through the following settings: Speaker Set A Speaker Set A&B Speaker Set B Off.

Note that while speaker set B is on,

speaker set A is reduced to 5.1-channel Indicators playback.

See page 5 for more information about speaker sets A and B.

3

Start playback on the source component.

 

 

To watch a DVD or other video source, on your TV, select the video input that’s con-

 

nected to the AV receiver’s MONITOR OUT jack.

 

If your TV is connected to the HDMI OUT, see the tip on page 29.

4

AV receiver

MASTER VOLUME

Remote controller

VOL

To adjust the volume, use the MASTER VOLUME control, or the remote controller’s [VOL] button.

The volume can be set to MIN, 1 through 79, or MAX. Since the AV receiver is designed for home theater enjoyment, it has a wide volume range for precise adjust- ment.

To set the level of the subwoofer, use the OUTPUT LEVEL control.

Because our ears are less sensitive to very low bass sounds, there’s a temptation to set the level of the subwoofer too high. As a rule of thumb, set the subwoofer level to what you think is the optimal level, and then back it off slightly.

5

Select a suitable listening mode and enjoy!

 

 

See “Using the Listening Modes” on page 48.

42

Playing Your AV Components—Continued

STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE

 

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE/AMP

 

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

 

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

 

 

DOCK

 

 

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

 

MULTI CH

4

5

6

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

 

 

7

8

9

VCR

 

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

 

 

10

11

12

 

 

+10

0

CLR

SAT

 

 

D TUN

ENT

 

 

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

 

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

 

 

 

LISTENING MODE

 

 

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

 

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM

REPEAT

 

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

DISPLAY

 

PLAY MODE

 

 

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

 

RC-681M

 

Using the Multichannel DVD Input

The multichannel DVD input is for connecting a component with a 7.1-channel analog audio output, such as a DVD-Audio or SACD-capable DVD player, or an MPEG decoder. See page 28 for hookup information.

RECEIVER

MULTI CH

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, followed by the [MULTI CH] button.

The MULTI CH indicator appears on the display.

MULTI CH indicator

Audio from the multichannel DVD input will now be used for the DVD input source.

Note:

While the multichannel DVD input is selected, the Speaker Configuration settings on page 56 are ignored, and signals from the multichannel input are fed to the speakers as they are.

Displaying Source Information

You can display various information about the current input source as follows.

RECEIVER

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE

 

MODE button, and then press the

 

[DISPLAY] button repeatedly to

 

cycle through the available infor-

DISPLAY

mation.

The following information can typically be displayed:

Input source & volume*1

Signal format*2 or sampling frequency

Input source & listening mode

*1 When AM or FM radio is used, the band, preset number, and frequency are displayed.

*2 If the input signal is analog, or AM or FM radio is selected, no format information is displayed. If the input signal is PCM, the sampling frequency is displayed. If the input signal is digital but not PCM, the signal format is displayed. Information is displayed for about 3 seconds, then the previous display reappears.

Note:

The listening mode is displayed only when speaker set A is on.

Interpreting Surround Channel Information

AB C

A:The number of front channels (front left, front right, and center).

B:The number of surround channels (surround left and surround right). If there’s surround back channel information, this number will be 3.

C:LFE channel for subwoofer (1 means yes).

43

Listening to the Radio

Listening to AM/FM Stations

TUNER

TUNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

TUNING MODE

With the built-in tuner, you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations.

1

Use the [TUNER] input selector

 

 

button to select AM or FM.

In this example, FM has been selected.

TUNER

Band Frequency

(Actual display depends on country.)

AM Frequency Step Setup (not North America)

You must specify the AM frequency step used in your area. Note that when this setting is changed, all radio presets are deleted.

1

Press the [SETUP] button, use the Up

 

 

and Down [ ]/[

] buttons to select “0.

 

Hardware Setup,” and then press

 

[ENTER].

 

 

 

2

Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ] buttons

 

to select “AM Freq,” and then use the

 

Left and Right [

]/[ ] buttons to

 

select:

 

10 kHz: Select if 10 kHz steps are used in your area.

9 kHz: Select if 9 kHz steps are used in your area.

3

Press the [SETUP] button.

 

 

Setup closes.

 

 

Tuning into AM/FM Radio Stations

Auto Tuning Mode

1 TUNING MODE

Press the [TUNING MODE] button

so that the AUTO indicator

 

 

appears on the display.

2

Press the TUNING Up or Down

 

 

[ ]/[ ] button.

TUNING PRESET

Searching stops when a station is

 

 

found.

Manual Tuning Mode

1

 

Press the [TUNING MODE] button

TUNING MODE

so that the AUTO indicator disap-

 

pears from the display.

2

Press and hold theTUNING Up or

 

TUNING PRESET

Down [ ]/[ ] button.

The frequency stops changing when

 

 

you release the button.

 

Press the buttons repeatedly to change

 

the frequency one step at a time.

The American model changes FM frequency in 0.2 MHz steps, 10 kHz steps for AM. For other models it’s

0.05 MHz steps for FM and 9 kHz (or 10 kHz) steps for AM.

When tuned into a station, the TUNED indicator appears. When tuned into a stereo FM station, the FM STEREO indicator also appears.

FM STEREO

AUTO

TUNED

Tuning into Weak FM Stereo Stations

If the signal from a stereo FM station is weak, it may be impossible to get good reception. In this case, switch to Manual Tuning mode and listen to the station in mono.

Note:

You can also use the remote controller’s Up and Down []/[] buttons to tune the radio.

44

Listening to the Radio—Continued

Tuning into Stations by Frequency

You can tune into AM and FM stations directly by entering the appropriate frequency.

STANDBY/ON

REMOTE MODE

RECEIVER

 

RECEIVER

DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

Number

 

 

 

DOCK

 

1

2

3

CD

buttons

VCR/DVR CBL/SAT

 

 

4

5

6

TV

 

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

 

7

8

9

VCR

D TUN

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

10

11

12

D TUN

ENT

CLR

SAT

 

+10

0

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

CH +/–

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

 

DISC

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

 

PREVIOUS

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

SP A / B

 

 

MUTING

 

 

ENTER

 

 

1 RECEIVER

 

Press the [RECEIVER] button,

 

 

 

followed by the [D TUN] button.

D TUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Actual display depends on country.)

 

 

 

The [RECEIVER] button flashes.

2

 

 

Within 8 seconds, use the num-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ber buttons to enter the fre-

1

2

3

quency of the radio station.

VCR/DVR CBL/SAT

 

 

 

4

5

6 For example, to tune to 87.5 (FM),

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

press 8, 7, 5.

7

8

9

Note: While the [RECEIVER] button is

TAPE

TUNER

CD

10

11

 

12

+10

0

CLR

flashing, the input source cannot be

D TUN

ENT

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

changed by using the remote controller.

Presetting AM/FM Stations

PRESET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORY

 

 

TUNING MODE

You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite AM/FM radio stations as presets.

1

Tune into the AM/FM station that

 

 

you want to store as a preset.

2

Press the [MEMORY] button.

 

MEMORY

The preset number flashes.

3

While the preset number is flash-

 

TUNING PRESET

ing (about 8 seconds), use the

PRESET [ ]/[ ] buttons to

 

 

select a preset from 1 through 40.

4

MEMORY

Press the [MEMORY] button again to store the station or channel.

The station or channel is stored and the preset number stops flashing.

Repeat this procedure for all of your favorite AM/FM radio stations.

Selecting Presets

1

To select a preset, use the PRE-

 

 

SET [ ]/[ ] buttons, or the

 

TUNING PRESET

 

remote controller’s CH [+/–] but-

 

ton.

CH

DISC

ALBUM

Deleting Presets

1Select the preset that you want to delete.

See the previous section.

2While holding down the [MEM-

ORY] button, press the

MEMORY TUNING MODE

[TUNING MODE] button.

 

CLEAR

The preset is deleted and its number

 

disappears from the display.

45

Common Functions

This section explains functions that can be used with any input source.

 

STANDBY/ON

 

REMOTE MODE

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

Press

 

 

TAPE/AMP

 

[RECEIVER]

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

1

2

3

CD

first

 

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

DOCK

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

TV

 

 

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

 

 

7

8

9

VCR

 

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

 

DIMMER

10

11

12

SLEEP

D TUN

ENT

CLR

SAT

 

+10

0

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

 

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

 

INPUT

GUIDE

PREVIOUS

TOP MENU

MENU

 

MUTING

SP A / B

MUTING

 

 

ENTER

 

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

 

SETUP

 

 

RETURN

 

 

LISTENING MODE

 

 

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

CH SEL

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

 

 

PLAY MODE

 

LEVEL – +

 

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

 

RC-681M

 

Adjusting the Bass and Treble

You can adjust the bass and treble for the front speakers, except when the Direct or Pure Audio (not North American models) listening mode is selected.

1

Press the AV receiver’s [TONE]

TONE

button repeatedly to select either Bass or Treble.

2

Use the TONE [–]/[+] buttons to

 

 

adjust.

Bass

You can boost or cut low-frequency sounds output by the front speakers from –10 dB to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.

Treble

You can boost or cut high-frequency sounds output by the front speakers from –10 dB to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.

Note:

To bypass the bass and treble tone circuits, select the Direct or Pure Audio (not North American model) listening mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muting the AV Receiver

 

TONE, –, +

 

 

 

 

 

You can temporarily mute the output of the AV receiver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

TUNING PRESET

 

Press the remote controller’s

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[MUTING] button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

DVD

VCR/DVR CBL/SAT AUX

TAPE TUNER

C D

SETUP ENTER

RETURN

AUX INPUT

The output is muted and the MUTING

PHONES

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO R

MUTING

A SPEAKERS B

TONE

STEREO LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

indicator flashes on the display.

PHONES

 

 

 

DIMMER

 

 

 

Setting the Display Brightness

You can adjust the brightness of the display.

Press the remote controller’s [DIMMER] button repeatedly to

select: dim, dimmer, or normal DIMMER brightness.

Alternatively, you can use the AV receiver’s [DIMMER] button.

To unmute the AV receiver, press the remote controller’s [MUTING] button again, or adjust the volume. The output is unmuted and the MUTING indicator goes off. Muting is cancelled when the AV receiver is set to Standby.

46

Common Functions—Continued

Using the Sleep Timer

With the sleep timer, you can set the AV receiver so that it turns off automatically after a specified period.

Press the remote controller’s [SLEEP] button repeatedly to

select the required sleep time.

SLEEP

You can set the sleep time from 90 to 10 minutes in 10 minute steps.

The SLEEP indicator appears on the display when the sleep timer has been set, as shown. The specified sleep time appears on the display for about 5 seconds, then the previous display reappears.

SLEEP indicator

To cancel the sleep timer, press the [SLEEP] button repeatedly until the SLEEP indicator disappears.

To check the remaining sleep time, press the [SLEEP] button. Note that if you press the [SLEEP] button while the sleep time is being displayed, you’ll shorten the sleep time by 10 minutes.

Adjusting Speaker Levels

You can adjust the volume of each speaker in speaker set A. These temporary adjustments are cancelled when the AV receiver is set to Standby.

1

Use the remote controller’s

 

CH SEL

[CH SEL] button to select each

speaker, and use the [LEVEL–]

 

 

and [LEVEL+] buttons to adjust

 

the volume.

LEVELLEVEL+

You can adjust the volume of each

speaker from –12 dB to +12 dB

 

 

(–15 dB to +12 dB for the subwoofer).

Notes:

You cannot use this function while the AV receiver is muted.

Speakers that are set to No or None in the Speaker Configuration cannot be adjusted.

Speaker Set B

While speaker set B is on, you can adjust the volume of the left and right speakers, from –12 dB to +12 dB.

Using Headphones

For private listening, you can connect a pair of stereo headphones (1/4-inch phone plug) to the AV receiver’s PHONES jack.

STANDBY/ON

STANDBY

PHONES

These settings are stored when the AV receiver is set to Standby.

While speaker set B is on, you cannot adjust the levels of speaker set A’s surround back speakers.

Headphones

While a pair of headphones is connected, you can adjust the volume of each headphone speaker, from –12 dB to +12 dB each.

Notes:

Always turn down the volume before connecting your headphones.

Speaker sets A and B are turned off while the headphones plug is inserted in the PHONES jack.

When you connect a pair of headphones, the listening mode is set to Stereo, unless it was set to Pure Audio, Mono, Stereo, or Direct, in which case it stays the same.

When the multichannel DVD input is selected, only the front left and front right channels can be heard in the headphones.

These settings are stored when the AV receiver is set to Standby.

47

Using the Listening Modes

Selecting Listening Modes

For a description of each listening mode, see “About the Listening Modes” on page 50.

The Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your DVD player is connected to the AV receiver with a digital audio connection (coaxial or optical).

Listening mode availability depends on the format of the current input signal.

While a pair of headphones is connected, you can select only the Pure Audio (not North American model), Mono, Direct, or Stereo listening mode.

The listening modes cannot be selected while speaker set A is off.

Selecting with the Remote Controller

SP A / B

MUTING

 

ENTER

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

SETUP

RETURN

SURROUND

LISTENING MODE

STEREO

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

,

 

AUDIO

SUBTITLE RANDOM

REPEAT

 

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

 

 

 

PLAY MODE

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

 

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

 

 

RC-681M

 

 

Selecting on the AV Receiver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURE AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURE AUDIO

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

 

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

RT/PTY/TP MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

PURE AUDIO

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

[PURE AUDIO] button (not North American model)

This button selects the Pure Audio listening mode. When this mode is selected, the AV receiver outputs no video signals and its display is turned off. Pressing this button again will select the previous listening mode.

Video received by the HDMI IN 1 and 2 inputs is passed through to the HDMI OUT even if the Pure Audio listening mode is selected.

[STEREO] button

This button selects the Stereo listening mode.

LISTENING MODE []/[] buttons

Pressing these buttons repeatedly cycles through all of the listening modes that can be used with the current input source.

[STEREO] button

This button selects the Stereo listening mode.

[SURROUND] button

This button selects the Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes and the Neural Surround* listening mode (* North American model only).

LISTENING MODE []/[] buttons

Pressing these buttons repeatedly cycles through all of the listening modes that can be used with the current input source.

48

Using the Listening Modes—Continued

The following table shows which listening modes can be used with each input signal format.

 

 

 

 

Source format

Analog,

 

Dolby Digital

 

 

DTS/DTS 96/24*2

Multich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/2.1

 

 

 

3/2.1

 

DTS-ES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM*1

2/0

1/0, 1+1

Other

2/0

analog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/2.1

 

 

 

2/2.1

 

Discrete

Matrix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD, TV,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

radio,

 

DVD, DTV, etc.

 

 

DVD, CD, etc.

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cassette,

 

 

 

 

 

Listening mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Audio (Not North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American models)

 

 

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stereo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mono

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLIIx Movie/Music/Game *3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neo:6 Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neo:6 Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neural Surround (North

 

*4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American models only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolby D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolby

 

Dolby D + Neo:6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolby D EX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolby D+PLIIx Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolby D+PLIIx Movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS, DTS 96/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*5

 

 

 

DTS-ES Discrete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS

 

DTS-ES Matrix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS+Neo:6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS+Dolby EX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS+PLIIx Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS+PLIIx Movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mono Movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onkyo

 

Orchestra

*6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unplugged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original

 

Studio-Mix

 

 

 

DSP

 

TV Logic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Ch Stereo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Mono

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*1. In the Pure Audio and Direct listening modes, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz PCM is processed at 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz respectively. In listening modes other than Pure Audio, Direct, and Stereo, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz PCM is processed at 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz respectively.

*2. In listening modes other than Pure Audio, Direct, Stereo, and DTS 96/24, DTS 96/24 sources are processed as normal DTS. *3. If the Surr Back parameter is set to None, or speaker set B is on, normal Pro Logic II is used.

*4. Not available for 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz PCM input signals.

*5. If the Surr Back setting is set to None, or speaker set B is on, normal DTS is used. *6. Available only when surround speakers are connected.

:Only available on 6.1/7.1-channel playback systems. Not available while speaker set B is on.

:Only available on 7.1-channel playback systems. Not available while speaker set B is on.

Tip: To check the format of the digital input signal, see “Displaying Source Information” on page 43.

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Using the Listening Modes—Continued

About the Listening Modes

The AV receiver’s listening modes can transform your listening room into a movie theater or concert hall, with high fidelity and stunning surround sound.

The illustration shows which speakers are active in each listening mode with 7.1 channel speaker system.

Front left

Center

Front right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subwoofer

Surround left

Surround

Surround right

 

back left/ right

 

Pure Audio (not North American models)

In this mode, the display and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise sources for the ultimate in high-fidelity reproduction. (As the video circuitry is turned off, no video signals are output in this mode.)

Direct

In this mode, audio from the input source is output directly with minimal processing, providing high-fidel- ity reproduction. All of the source’s audio channels are output as they are.

Stereo

Sound is output by the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.

Mono

Use this mode when watching an old movie with a mono soundtrack, or use it with the foreign language soundtracks recorded in the left and right channels of some movies. It can also be used with DVDs or other sources containing multiplexed audio, such as karaoke DVDs.

Dolby Pro Logic IIx

Dolby Pro Logic II

Dolby Pro Logic IIx expands any 2-channel source for 7.1-channel playback. It provides a very natural and seamless surround-sound experience that fully envelops the listener. As well as music and movies, video games can also benefit from the dramatic spatial effects and vivid imaging. If you’re not using any surround back speakers, Dolby Pro Logic II will be used instead of Dolby Pro Logic IIx.

PLIIx Movie

Use this mode with any stereo or Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) movie (e.g., TV, DVD, VHS).

PLIIx Music

Use this mode with any stereo or Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) music source (e.g., CD, radio, cassette, TV, VHS, DVD).

PLIIx Game

Use this mode with video games, especially those that bear the Dolby Pro Logic II logo.

Dolby Digital

Use this mode with DVDs that bear the Dolby Digital logo, and Dolby Digital TV broadcasts. This is the most common digital surroundsound format, and it’ll put you right in the middle of the action, just like being in a movie theater or concert hall.

Dolby Digital EX

DTS+Dolby EX

These modes expand 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS sources for 6.1/7.1-chan- nel playback. They’re especially suited to Dolby Digital EX soundtracks that include

a matrix-encoded surround back channel. The additional channel adds an extra dimension and provides an enveloping surround sound experience, perfect for rotating and fly-by sound effects. Use them with DVDs that bear the Dolby Digital or DTS logo.

Dolby Digital+PLIIx Music

DTS+PLIIx Music

These modes use the Pro Logic IIx Music mode to expand 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback. Use them with Dolby Digital or

DTS 5.1 music sources (e.g., DVD and Dolby Digital TV broadcasts).

Dolby Digital+PLIIx Movie

DTS+PLIIx Movie

These modes use the Pro Logic IIx Movie mode to expand 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS sources for 7.1-channel playback. Use them with Dolby Digital and

DTS 5.1 movies (e.g., DVD and select digital TV broadcasts).

DTS

The DTS digital surround-sound format supports up to 5.1 discrete channels and uses less compression for high-fidelity reproduction. Use it with DVDs and CDs that bear the DTS logo.

DTS 96/24

This mode is for use with DTS 96/24 sources. This is high-resolution DTS with a

96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit resolution, providing superior fidelity. Use it with DVDs that bear the DTS 96/24 logo.

DTS-ES Discrete

This mode is for use with DTS-ES Discrete soundtracks, which use a discrete surround

back channel for true 6.1/7.1-channel playback. The seven totally separate audio channels provide better spatial imaging and 360-degree sound localization, perfect for sounds that pan across the surround channels. Use it with DVDs that bear the DTS-ES logo, especially those with a DTS-ES Discrete soundtrack.

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Using the Listening Modes—Continued

DTS-ES Matrix

This mode is for use with DTS-ES Matrix soundtracks, which use a matrix-encoded back-channel for 6.1/7.1-channel playback. Use it with DVDs that bear the DTS-ES logo, especially those with a DTS-ES Matrix soundtrack.

DTS Neo:6

This mode expands any 2-channel source for 6.1-chan- nel playback. It uses six full-bandwidth channels of matrix decoding for matrix-encoded material, providing a very natural and seamless surround sound experience that fully envelops the listener.

Neo:6 Cinema

Use this mode with any stereo movie (e.g., TV, DVD, VHS).

Neo:6 Music

Use this mode with any stereo music source (e.g., CD, radio, cassette, TV, VHS, DVD).

Dolby Digital + Neo:6

DTS+Neo:6

This mode uses Neo:6 to expand 5.1-chan- nel Dolby Digital and DTS sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback. Use it with DVDs that bear the Dolby Digital or DTS logo and feature a 5.1-channel soundtrack.

Neural Surround

(North American models only)

Neural Surround represents the latest advancement in surround technology developed for music and is adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcast of surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequencydomain processing, which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage, with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements. System playback is scalable from 5.1 to 7.1 multichannel surround playback.

Onkyo Original DSP Modes

Mono Movie

This mode is suitable for old movies and other mono sources. The center speaker outputs the sound as it is, while reverb is applied to the sound output by the other speakers, giving presence to even mono material.

Orchestra

Suitable for classical or operatic music, this mode emphasizes the surround channels in order to widen the stereo image, and simulates the natural reverberation of a large hall.

Unplugged

Suitable for acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz, this mode emphasizes the front stereo image, giving the impression of being right in front of the stage.

Studio-Mix

Suitable for rock or pop music, listening to music in this mode creates a lively sound field with a powerful acoustic image, like being at a club or rock concert.

TV Logic

This mode adds realistic acoustics to TV shows produced in a TV studio, surround effects to the entire sound, and clarity to voices.

All Ch Stereo

Ideal for background music, this mode fills the entire listening area with stereo sound from the front, surround, and surround back speakers.

Full Mono

In this mode, all speakers output the same sound in mono, so the sound you hear is the same regardless of where you are within the listening room.

T-D (Theater-Dimensional) or

With this mode, you can enjoy virtual 5.1 surround sound even with only two or three speakers. This works by controlling how sounds reach the listener’s left and right ears. Good results may not be possible if there’s too much reverb, so we recommend that you use this mode in an environment with little or no natural reverb.

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Using the Listening Modes—Continued

ENTER

SETUP

STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

 

TAPE/AMP

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

DOCK

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

4

5

6

TV

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

7

8

9

VCR

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

10

11

12

+10

0

CLR

SAT

D TUN

ENT

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

DISC

 

 

ALBUM

 

INPUT

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

PREVIOUS

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

SP A / B

 

 

MUTING

 

ENTER

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

SETUP

RETURN

Using the CinemaFILTER

RECEIVER

With the CinemaFILTER, you can soften overly bright

movie soundtracks, which are typically mixed for repro-

 

 

duction in a movie theater.

 

CinemaFILTER can be used with the following listening

 

modes: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, PLII/IIx

 

Movie, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24,

 

Dolby/DTS+PLIIx Movie, Dolby/DTS+Neo:6, and

 

DTS+Dolby EX.

 

 

 

 

 

1

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE

 

MODE button, and then press the

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

 

[CINE FLTR] button repeatedly to

 

 

 

select:

On: CinemaFILTER on.

CINE FLTR

Off: CinemaFILTER off.

 

 

LISTENING MODE

 

 

STEREO

SURROUND

 

 

 

AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT

 

TEST TONE

CH SEL

LEVEL-

LEVEL+

 

 

PLAY MODE

 

 

CINE FLTR

DISPLAY

 

L NIGHT

CINE FLTR

 

VCR

DVD

HDD

 

 

 

 

 

L NIGHT

 

RC-681M

 

 

Using the Audio Adjust Settings

The Audio Adjust settings only affect speaker set A.

1

 

Press the [RECEIVER] button fol-

 

 

 

RECEIVER

lowed by the [SETUP] button.

 

 

Using the Late Night Function (Dolby Digital only)

With the Late Night function, you can reduce the dynamic range of Dolby Digital material so that you can still hear quiet parts even when listening at low volume levels—ideal for watching movies late at night when you don’t want to disturb anyone.

1

RECEIVER

L NIGHT

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, and then press the [L NIGHT] button repeatedly to select:

Off: Late Night function off. Low: Small reduction in dynamic

range.

High: Big reduction in dynamic range.

Notes:

The effect of the Late Night function depends on the Dolby Digital material that you are playing, and with some material there will be little or no effect.

The Late Night function is set to Off when the AV receiver is set to Standby.

2

3

Use the Up and Down []/[] buttons to select “Audio Adjust,” and then press [ENTER].

Use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to change the setting. Press the Down [] button to select the next setting.

Repeat this step for the other settings.

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Using the Listening Modes—Continued

4

Press the [SETUP] button.

 

 

Setup closes.

 

SETUP

The Audio Adjust settings are explained below.

Input Channel Settings

Multiplex

This setting determines which channel is output from a stereo multiplex source. Use it to select audio channels or languages with multiplex sources, multilingual TV broadcasts, and so on.

Main: The main channel is output (default). Sub: The sub channel is output.

M/S: Both the main and sub channels are output.

Mono Input Ch

This setting determines which channel is output when the Mono listening mode is used with a stereo source.

L+R: Both the left and right channels are output (default).

L: Only the left channel is output. R: Only the right channel is output.

PLII and PLIIx Music Mode Settings

These settings apply to only 2-channel (stereo) sources.

Panorama

With this setting, you can broaden the width of the front stereo image when using the Pro Logic II Music or Pro Logic IIx Music listening mode.

On: Panorama function on.

Off: Panorama function off (default).

Dimension

With this setting, you can move the sound field forward or backward when using the Pro Logic II Music or Pro Logic IIx Music listening mode. The default value is 0. It can be adjusted from –3 to +3. Higher settings move the sound field forward. Lower settings move it backward.

If the stereo image feels too wide, or there’s too much surround sound, move the sound field forward to improve the balance. Conversely, if the stereo image feels like it’s in mono, or there’s not enough surround sound, move it backward.

Center Width

With this setting, you can adjust the width of the sound from the center speaker when using the Pro Logic II Music or Pro Logic IIx Music listening mode. Normally, the center channel sound is output by only the center speaker. (If you’re not using a center speaker, the center channel sound will be distributed to the front left and right speakers to create a phantom center). This setting adjusts the front left, right, and center mix, allowing you to adjust the weight of the center channel sound. It can be adjusted from 0 to 7 (default value is 3).

DTS Neo:6 Music Mode Setting

Center Image

The DTS Neo:6 Music listening mode creates 6-channel surround sound from 2-channel (stereo) sources. With this setting, you can specify by how much the front left and right channel output is attenuated in order to create the center channel. It can be adjusted from 0 to 5 (default value is 2). This setting has no effect if no center speaker is connected.

When set to 0, the front left and right channel output is attenuated by half (–6 dB), giving the impression that the sound is located centrally. This setting works well when the listening position is considerably off center. When set to 5, the front left and right channels are not attenuated, maintaining the original stereo balance.

Dolby Digital EX Input Signal Setting

Dolby EX

This setting determines how Dolby Digital EX signals are handled. This setting is unavailable if no surround back speakers are connected or speaker set B is on.

Auto: If the source signal contains a Dolby Digital EX flag, the Dolby Digital EX listening mode is used (default).

Manual: You can select Pro Logic IIx Movie, Pro Logic IIx Music, Dolby Digital, or Dolby Digital EX.

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Using the Listening Modes—Continued

T-D Listening Angle Setting

Lstn Angl (Listening Angle)

With this setting, you can specify the angle of the front left and right speakers relative to the listening position. Processing for the Theater-Dimensional listening mode is based on this setting. Ideally, the front left and right speakers should be equidistant from the listening position and at an angle close to one of the three available settings.

Front left speaker

Front right speaker

 

20/30/40 ˚

Narrow: Select if the listening angle is 20 degrees. Middle: Select if the listening angle is 30 degrees

(default).

Wide: Select if the listening angle is 40 degrees.

Multichannel Subwoofer Setting

SW Sens

On some DVD players, the signal from the multichannel subwoofer output is 15 dB higher than normal. You can change the subwoofer sensitivity to match your DVD player. Note that this setting only affects signals connected to the SUBWOOFER input jack of the multichannel DVD input.

You can select 0 dB (default), +5 dB, +10 dB, or +15 dB. If you find that your subwoofer is too loud, try the

+10 dB or +15 dB setting.

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Recording

This section explains how to record the selected input source to a component with recording capability, and how to record audio and video from different sources.

Recording the Input Source

You can only record to a component that’s connected to the TAPE OUT or VCR/DVR OUT jacks.

See pages 24–35 for information on connecting your AV components.

1

DVD VCR/DVR CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

Remote controller

Use the input selector buttons to select the component that you want to record.

Audio signals from the selected input source are output by the TAPE OUT and VCR/DVR OUT jacks.

You can listen to the source while recording. The AV receiver’s VOLUME control has no effect on recording.

1

2

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

4

 

6

AUX

 

DVD

7

8

9

TAPE

TUNER

CD

2

On your recorder, start record-

ing.

 

 

 

3

Start playback on the source

component.

 

 

 

Notes:

 

You cannot record from a component that’s connected to a digital input. Only analog inputs can be recorded.

The surround sound effects provided by the listening modes cannot be recorded.

You cannot record from a component that’s connected to the multichannel DVD input.

If you select another input source while recording, that input source will be recorded instead.

While the Pure Audio listening mode is selected, the VCR/DVR OUT V and S jacks don’t output video signals, so select another mode when recording.

Recording Audio and Video from Separate Sources

You can overdub audio onto your video recordings by simultaneously recording audio and video from two separate sources. This is possible because only the audio source is switched when an audio-only input source, such as TAPE, TUNER, or CD, is selected, the video source remains the same.

In the following example, audio from the CD player connected to the CD IN jacks, and video from the camcorder connected to the AUX INPUT VIDEO jack are recorded by the VCR connected to the VCR/DVR OUT jacks.

AUX INPUT

VIDEO

L AUDIO R

 

 

 

 

Camcorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

video signal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

audio signal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

SIRIUS

XM

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

IN 1

OUT

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

AM

 

FM 75

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAL1

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

DVD

OUT V

 

 

2

 

 

CB/PB

V

 

 

 

 

R

 

(CBL/SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

1

 

 

CR/PR

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VCR/DVR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL/SAT IN

VCR/DVR IN

DVD IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

SPEAKER

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT

SURROUND CENTER

SURR BAC

(CD)

L

 

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUB

 

CONTROL

CD

TAPE

 

CBL/SAT

VCR/DVR

 

DVD

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD player

VCR

1.Prepare the camcorder and CD player for playback.

2.Prepare the VCR for recording.

3.Press the [AUX] input selector button.

4.Press the [CD] input selector button.

This selects the CD player as the audio source, but leaves the camcorder as the video source.

5.Start recording on the VCR, then start playback on the camcorder and CD player.

Video from the camcorder and audio from the CD player are recorded by the VCR.

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Cone diameter

Advanced Setup

Advanced Speaker Settings

This section explains how to check the speaker settings and how to set them manually, which is useful if you change a speaker after performing the automatic speaker setup.

Some speaker settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

Speaker Configuration

These settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

This section explains how to specify which speakers are connected and their sizes.

For speakers with a cone diameter

larger than 6-1/2 inches (16 cm), specify Large (full band). For those

with a smaller diameter, specify

Small (default crossover 100 Hz). The crossover frequency can be

changed on page 57.

1

Press the [RECEIVER] button fol-

 

RECEIVER

lowed by the [SETUP] button.

 

SETUP

2

Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]

buttons to select “Sp Config,” and then press the [ENTER] button.

3

While the Subwoofer setting is

 

 

selected, use the Left and Right

 

[ ]/[ ] buttons to select Yes or

 

No.

 

Yes: Select if a subwoofer is con-

 

nected.

 

No: Select if no subwoofer is con-

 

nected.

4

5

6

Use the Down [] button to select “Front,” and then use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to select Small or Large.

Small: Select if the front speakers are small.

Large: Select if the front speakers are large.

Note:

If the Subwoofer setting in step 3 is set to No, this setting is fixed at Large and does not appear.

Use the Down [] button to select “Center,” and then use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to select Small, Large, or None.

Small: Select if the center speaker is small.

Large: Select if the center speaker is large.

None: Select if no center speaker is connected.

Note:

If the Front setting in step 4 is set to Small, the Large option cannot be selected.

Use the Down [] button to select “Surround,” and then use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to select Small, Large, or

None.

Small: Select if the surround speakers are small.

Large: Select if the surround speakers are large.

None: Select if no surround speakers are connected.

Note:

If the Front setting in step 4 is set to Small, the Large option cannot be selected.

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Advanced Setup—Continued

7

Use the Down [

] button to

 

select “Surr Back,” and use the

 

Left and Right [

]/[

] buttons to

 

select Small, Large, or None.

 

Small: Select if the surround back

 

speakers are small.

 

Large: Select if the surround back

 

speakers are large.

 

None: Select if no surround back

 

speakers are connected.

 

Notes:

 

 

 

• If the Surround setting in step 6 is set

 

to None, this setting does not appear.

 

• If the Surround setting in step 6 is set

 

to Small, the Large option cannot be

 

selected.

 

 

8

Use the Down [

] button to

 

select “Surr Back Ch,” and use

 

the Left and Right [

]/[ ] but-

 

tons to select 2ch or 1ch.

2ch: Select if two (left and right) surround back speakers are connected.

1ch: Select if one surround back speaker is connected.

Note:

If the Surround and Surr Back settings in steps 6 and 7 are set to None, this setting does not appear.

Continue with step 9 of the “Crossover

Frequency” setting.

Note:

These settings cannot be changed while headphones are connected, speaker set B is on, or the multichannel DVD input is being used.

Crossover Frequency

This setting is set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

This setting only applies to the speakers that you specified as Small in the “Speaker Configuration” on page 56. To get the best bass performance from your speaker system, you need to set the crossover frequency according to the size and frequency response of your speakers

9

Use the Down [

] button to

 

select “Crossover,” and then use

 

the Left and Right [ ]/[ ] but-

 

tons to select a crossover fre-

 

quency.

 

 

Use the diameter of the smallest

 

speaker in your system when choosing

 

the crossover frequency.

 

Speaker cone

Crossover

 

diameter

frequency

 

Over 8 in.

40/50/60Hz*

 

(20 cm)

 

 

 

6-1/2 to 8 in.

80Hz

 

(16–20 cm)

 

 

 

5-1/4 to 6-1/2 in.

100Hz (default)

 

(13–16 cm)

 

 

 

3-1/2 to 5-1/4 in.

120Hz

 

(9–13 cm)

 

 

 

Under 3-1/2 in.

150/200Hz*

 

(9 cm)

 

 

 

*Choose the setting suitable for the speaker.

 

Continue with step 10 of the “Double

 

Bass” setting on the next page.

Notes:

For a more accurate setting, look up the frequency response in the manuals supplied with your speakers and set accordingly.

Choose a higher crossover frequency if you want more sound from your subwoofer.

These settings cannot be changed while headphones are connected, speaker set B is on, or the multichannel DVD input is being used.

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Advanced Setup—Continued

Double Bass

This setting is not set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

With the Double Bass function, you can boost bass output by feeding bass sounds from the front left and right channels to the subwoofer. This function can be set only if the Subwoofer setting (step 3) is set to Yes, and the Front setting (step 4) is set to Large in the Speaker Configuration on page 56.

10

Use the Down [ ] button to

 

select “Double Bass,” and then

use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to select:

On: Double Bass function on. Bass from the front left and right channels is also fed to the subwoofer (default).

Off: Double Bass function off.

11

Press the [SETUP] button.

Setup closes.

 

SETUP

 

Note:

These settings cannot be changed while headphones are connected, speaker set B is on, or the multichannel DVD input is being used.

Speaker Distance

These settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

With these settings, you can specify the distance from each speaker to the listening position.

1

 

Measure and make a note of the

 

 

 

 

distance from each speaker to

 

 

the listening position.

2

 

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE

RECEIVER

MODE button, followed by the

 

 

 

 

[SETUP] button.

 

SETUP

 

3

 

Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]

 

 

buttons to select “Sp Distance,”

and then press [ENTER].

4

While “Unit” is displayed, use the

 

 

Left and Right [ ]/[ ] buttons to

 

select “feet” or “meters”.

feet: Distances can be set in feet. Range: 1 to 30 feet in 1-foot steps.

meters: Distances can be set in meters. Range: 0.3 to 9 meters in 0.3-meter steps.

5

Use the Down [

] button to

 

select “Front,” and use the Left

 

and Right [ ]/[

] buttons to

specify the distance for the front speakers, then press the Down [] button to select the next speaker.

6

Repeat step 5 for all speakers.

 

 

Note:

 

Speakers that you set to No or None in

 

the Speaker Configuration (page 56)

 

cannot be selected.

 

 

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Advanced Setup—Continued

7

Press the [SETUP] button.

 

 

Setup closes.

SETUP

Notes:

The Center and Subwoofer distances can be set up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) more or less than the Front distance. For example, if the Front distance is set to 20 ft. (6 m), the Center and Subwoofer distances can be set between 15 and 25 ft. (4.5 and 7.5 m).

The Surround and Surround Back distances can be set up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) more or 15 ft. (4.5 m) less than the Front distance. For example, if the Front distance is set to 20 ft. (6 m), the SurrRight, Surr Left, Surr Back R, and Surr Back L distances can be set between 5 and 25 ft. (1.5 and 7.5 m).

The speaker distance cannot be adjusted while a pair of headphones is connected, speaker set B is on, or the multichannel DVD input is being used.

Speaker Levels

These settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

You can set the volume level of each speaker so that all speakers can be heard equally at the listening position.

1

 

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE

RECEIVER

MODE button, followed by the

 

 

 

 

[SETUP] button.

 

SETUP

 

2

 

Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]

buttons to select “Level Cal,” and then press [ENTER].

A pink noise test tone is output by the front left speaker.

3

Turn up the volume so that you

 

 

can hear the test tone suffi-

 

ciently.

 

As each speaker outputs the test tone,

 

its name appears on the display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]

 

buttons to adjust the speaker

level, and use the Down [] button to select the next speaker.

The levels can be adjusted from –12 to +12 dB in 1 dB steps (–15 to +12 dB for the subwoofer).

5

Repeat step 4 so that the level of

 

 

the test tone coming from each

 

speaker is the same.

 

Speakers that you set to No or None in

 

the Speaker Configuration (page 56) do

 

not output the test tone.

 

 

6

Press the [SETUP] button.

 

 

Setup closes.

 

Don’t forget to turn down the volume if

SETUP

you turned it up while setting the levels.

 

 

Notes:

A quick way to adjust the speaker levels is to press the remote controller’s [TEST TONE] button to turn on the test tone, use the [LEVEL–] and [LEVEL+] buttons to adjust the levels, and use the [CH SEL] button to select the speakers.

The speaker levels cannot be adjusted while a pair of headphones is connected, speaker set B is on, or the AV receiver is muted.

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Advanced Setup—Continued

Equalizer Settings

These settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

Here you can adjust the tone of individual speakers. To set the volume of individual speakers, see page 59.

1

 

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE

RECEIVER

MODE button, followed by the

 

 

 

 

[SETUP] button.

 

SETUP

 

2

 

Use the Up and Down [ ]/[ ]

 

 

buttons to select “Equalizer,” and

then press [ENTER].

5

6

Use the Up and Down []/[] buttons to select a frequency. Use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to adjust the level at that frequency.

The volume at each frequency can be adjusted from –6 to +6 dB in 1 dB steps.

Tip: Low frequencies (e.g., 80 Hz) affect bass sounds; high frequencies (e.g., 8000 Hz) affect treble sounds.

Use the Up [] button to select “Ch,” and then use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to select another speaker.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each speaker. Speakers that you’ve set to No or None in the Speaker Configuration (page 56) cannot be selected.

3

4

Use the Left and Right []/[] buttons to select:

Off: Tone off, response flat. Audyssey: The tone for each speaker

is set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function. Be sure to select this setting after having performed the Automatic Speaker Setup.

Manual: You can adjust the equalizer for each speaker manually.

If you selected Manual, continue with this procedure. If you selected Off or Audyssey, go to step 7.

Press the Down [] button, and then use the Left and Right

[]/[] buttons to select a speaker.

7

Press the [SETUP] button.

 

 

The setup menu closes.

SETUP

Notes:

The front, center, surround, and surround back speakers can be adjusted at 80 Hz, 250 Hz, 800 Hz,

2500 Hz, and 8000 Hz. The subwoofer can be adjusted at 40 Hz, 80 Hz, and 160 Hz.

While the Direct or Pure Audio listening mode is selected, the equalizer settings have no effect.

This procedure can also be performed on the AV receiver by using its [SETUP], [ENTER], and arrow buttons.

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Advanced Setup—Continued

Digital Input Signal Formats

The following table shows the display indicator for each digital signal format.

Format Display

Dolby Digital

DTS

PCM

PCM

Normally, the AV receiver detects the signal format automatically. However, if you experience either of the following issues when playing PCM or DTS material, you can specify the signal format as either PCM or DTS:

If the beginnings of tracks from a PCM source are cut off, try the PCM setting.

If noise is produced when fast forwarding or reversing a DTS CD, try the DTS setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNING

PRESET

 

 

STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CH

 

DVD

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

AUX

TAPE

TUNER

C D

SETUP

ENTER

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUX INPUT

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

VIDEO

L AUDIO

R

A

SPEAKERS

B

TONE

 

STEREO

LISTENING MODE

DISPLAY DIGITAL INPUT

DIMMER

MEMORY TUNING MODE

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL INPUT

1

 

Press and hold the AV receiver’s

 

 

 

DIGITAL INPUT

[DIGITAL INPUT] button for about

 

3 seconds.

 

 

2

 

While “Auto” is displayed (about

 

 

 

DIGITAL INPUT

3 seconds), press the [DIGITAL

 

INPUT] button repeatedly to

 

 

 

 

select: PCM, DTS, or Auto.

PCM: Only PCM format input signals will be heard. If the input signal is not PCM, the PCM indicator will flash and there will be no sound.

DTS: Only DTS format input signals will be heard. If the input signal is not DTS, the DTS indicator will flash and there will be no sound.

Auto (default): The format is detected automatically. If no digital input signal is present, the corresponding analog input is used instead.

Correcting Sound and Picture Sync

When using progressive scanning on your DVD player, you may find that the picture and sound are out of sync. With this setting, you can correct this by delaying the audio signals. You can set it from 0 to 100 milliseconds (ms) in 20 millisecond steps.

 

STANDBY/ON

 

REMOTE MODE

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

DVD

RECEIVER

 

 

TAPE/AMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT SELECTOR

M D/CDR

 

INPUT

1

2

3

CD

 

 

 

 

DOCK

 

VCR/DVR

CBL/SAT

 

 

 

SELECTOR

4

5

6

TV

 

 

AUX

MULTI CH

DVD

 

 

 

7

8

9

VCR

 

 

TAPE

TUNER

CD

CABLE

 

 

10

11

12

 

 

+10

0

CLR

SAT

 

 

D TUN

ENT

 

 

 

 

--/---

DIMMER

SLEEP

 

 

 

TV

VOL

CH

VOL

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

ALBUM

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

PREVIOUS

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

 

SP A / B

 

 

MUTING

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

PLAYLIST/CAT

PLAYLIST/CAT

 

1

Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE

 

RECEIVER

MODE button.

2

 

Press and hold, for more than 4

 

 

1

2

seconds, the input selector but-

ton for the input source that you

VCR/DVR CBL/SAT

4

 

6 want to correct.

AUX

 

DVD

 

 

This can be the [DVD], [VCR/DVR],

 

 

[CBL/SAT], or [AUX] input source.

3

 

Use the Left and Right [ ]/[ ]

buttons to adjust the delay from 0 to 100 milliseconds in 20 millisecond steps.

Note:

This setting is not available when the Pure Audio listening mode is used, or the Direct listening mode is used with an analog input signal.

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Controlling Other Components

You can use the AV receiver’s remote controller (RC-681M) to control your other AV components, including those made by other manufacturers. This section explains how to enter the necessary remote control code for the component that you want to control (e.g., DVD player, TV, or VCR).

Entering Remote Control Codes

To control another component, you must first enter the appropriate remote control code to a REMOTE MODE button. You’ll need to enter a code for each component that you want to control.