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AUDIO/VIDEO

MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

VSX-27TX VSX-26TX VSX-24TX

Operating Instructions

Congratulations on buying this fine Pioneer product.

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

[For Canadian model]

CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.

ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear panel. Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card

and keep it in a secure area. This is for your security. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

THE POWER SWITCH IS SECONDARY CONNECTED AND THEREFORE DOES NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM MAINS POWER IN THE STANDBY POSITION.

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

IMPORTANT

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

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:

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

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle isintendedtoalerttheusertothepresence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

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.

ATTENTION: AFIN DE PREVENIR TOUS RISQUES DE

CHOC ELECTRIQUE OU DE DEBUT D'ENCENDIE, NE PAS EXPOSER

CET APPAREIL A L'HUMIDITE OU A LA PLUIE.

L’INTERRUPTEUR EST CONNECTÉ AU SECONDAIRE,

ET NE SÉPARE PAS L’APPAREIL DE LA SOURCE DE

COURANT PRINCIPAL EN MODE DE MISE EN

ATTENTE.

Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use instructions should be followed.

CLEANING — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. The product should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.

ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.

ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.

CART — A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.

VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.

POWER SOURCES — This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company.

LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a stable location.

NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.

GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION

¦If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

¦If this product is equipped with a three-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to

replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding type plug.

POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.

OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirementsforthegroundingelectrode.SeeFigure A.

LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.

POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.

OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

GROUND

CLAMP

ELECTRIC

SERVICE

EQUIPMENT

Fig. A

OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

¦When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.

¦If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.

¦If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

¦If the product 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 product to its normal operation.

¦If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.

¦When the product exhibits a distinct change in

performance — this indicates a need for service. REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts

are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.

HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

ANTENNA

LEAD IN

WIRE

ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)

GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21)

GROUND CLAMPS

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM

(NEC ART 250, PART H)

NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

Information to User

Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate the equipment.

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Features

Decoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic and DTS (Digital Theater Systems)

DTS is the latest and most widely used digital theater system for cinemas throughtout the world. The decoder has been incorporated into this receiver and is able to achieve high sound quality as well as produce dynamic surround sound effects. Also, there's no need to worry about program formats. When playing Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby Surround software in the (Dolby) Surround and HOME THX CINEMA modes, decoding switches on automatically according to the input signal, all you have to do is enjoy!

“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Manufactured under licence from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “AC-3”, “Pro Logic”, and double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. © 1992 - 1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.

Direct Energy MOS amplifier

The VSX-27TX receiver incorporates 5 independent 120 watt built in power amplifiers, the VSX-26TX 100 watt built in power amplifiers and the VSX-24TX 90 watt built in power amplifiers, all with high-performance Hex power MOS FET output transistors. This construction provides improved linearity and accurate reproduction of each channel for true high fidelity reproduction from even the most demanding Dolby Digital and DTS program sources.

True Home Cinema with THX® Certification

The HOME THX CINEMA surround mode employs special processing to allow you to enjoy movie soundtracks with the same level of power and realism you experience in well designed movie theaters. You can enjoy this effect with both Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround and DTS sources.

Manufactured under license from Lucasfilm Ltd. Lucasfilm and THX are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Advanced Theater Modes

This mode enhances the sound of either film or music so a more dramatic effect can be achieved. The four modes are each designed to accentuate specific sound qualities, giving the listener a wide range of possibilities.

DSP Surround Modes

DSP (Digital Signal Processing) surround mode gives you the capability of transforming your living room into six different sonic environments when listening to music.

Midnight Listening Mode

Midnight mode allows you to obtain excellent surround sound effects even when listening at low volumes, something that was previously impossible.

Digital Noise Reduction

Digital Noise reduction is the latest technology for filtering out unwanted noise. It produces clear, resonant tones.

Illuminated Remote Control of Other Components

The supplied remote control can be used to operate a variety of other components simply by recalling the appropriate preset codes or by using the learning function to teach the remote control new commands. In addition, the multi-operation functions allow you to perform a variety of operations automatically.

The Energy-saving Design

This unit is designed to use minimal electricity when power is switched OFF (in Standby mode). Regarding the value of the power consumption in standby mode, refer to “Specifications” on page 78.

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Table of Contents

Before You Start ..........................................................................

6

Checking the Supplied Accessories .........................................................

6

How to Use This Manual ...........................................................................

6

Preparing the Remote Control .................................................................

6

Installing the Receiver ...............................................................................

7

Opening the Front Panel ...........................................................................

7

Connecting Your Equipment ......................................................

8

Audio Components ....................................................................................

8

Video Components ....................................................................................

9

Digital Connections .................................................................................

10

External Decoder Input ...........................................................................

12

Antennas ...................................................................................................

13

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

14

Connecting Additional Amplifiers ..........................................................

16

Power Connections (AC OUTLETS) .......................................................

16

Displays & Controls ..................................................................

17

Display ......................................................................................................

17

Front Panel (VSX-27TX/26TX) ................................................................

18

Front Panel (VSX-24TX) ..........................................................................

20

Remote Control ........................................................................................

22

Surround Sound Set Up ...........................................................

24

On Screen Display ...................................................................................

24

Setting Up for Surround Sound .............................................................

24

Basic Playback ...........................................................................

35

Playing Source with Stereo Sound ........................................................

35

Sound Modes ...........................................................................................

36

Selecting a Sound Mode .........................................................................

38

Playing Source with Dolby Digital or DTS Sound ................................

39

Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL Signal Input ............................................

40

Reducing Noise During Playback (DIGITAL NR Function) ...................

41

Listening in MIDNIGHT LISTENING Mode ............................................

41

External Decoder Input Playback ...........................................................

42

96kHz 24Bit Performance ........................................................................

42

Listening in LOUDNESS Mode ...............................................................

42

Adjusting Bass and Treble (Tone Control) ............................................

43

Direct Playback .........................................................................................

43

Adjusting the Brightness of the Display...............................................

43

Using the Tuner .........................................................................

44

Automatic and Manual Tuning ..............................................................

44

Direct Access Tuning ...............................................................................

45

Memorizing Frequently Used Stations ..................................................

46

Recalling Memorized Stations ...............................................................

47

Remote Control of Other Components ..................................

48

Setting Up the Remote to Control Other Components .......................

48

Recalling Preset Codes ............................................................................

48

Learning Mode : Programming Signals from Other Remote Controls...

50

Using Remote Control with Other Components ..................................

52

Using Other Functions .............................................................

60

Recording from Audio Components ......................................................

60

Recording from Digital Audio Components .........................................

61

Recording from Video Components ......................................................

62

Multi Operations ......................................................................................

63

Resetting the Remote Control ................................................................

66

Multi-Room ...............................................................................................

67

Techno Tidbits & Problem-solving ..........................................

72

Dolby Digital .............................................................................................

72

DTS ............................................................................................................

73

THX ............................................................................................................

74

Preset Code List .......................................................................................

75

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

76

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

78

PREPARATION

SET UP

OPERATION

5

Before You Start

Checking the Supplied Accessories

Please check that you have received all of the following supplied accessories.

FM wire antenna

AM loop antenna

“AA” IEC LR6 batteries x 2

Remote control unit

How to Use This Manual

This manual is for the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX Audio/Video Multi-Channel Receiver.

This manual is divided into three main sections which will tell you how to setup and use the unit :

PREPARATION

First carry out the tasks below in this “Before You Start“ section to prepare the remote control, then connect the receiver to your other components as described in “Connecting Your Equipment“ (p.8). Take special care to connect your digital equipment like DVDs and LDs properly to be able to take advantage of the receiver's surround sound systems (p.10-11). To learn about a specific button, control, or indicator, see “Displays & Controls“ starting on p.17.

SET UP

OPERATION

To play some music or soundtrack refer to “Basic Playback“ on p.35. “Using the Tuner“ (p.44) explains how to use the radio of this unit. Doing the operations in “Remote Control of Other Components“ (p.48) is highly recommended so you can use this unit's remote control for all your components. “Using Other Functions“ (p.60) explain the other possibilities of the receiver.

"Techno Tidbits & Problem-solving“ (p.72) provide detailed technical information and a troubleshooting guide.

The following marks and symbols are used throughout the manual:

memo Provides additional information, precautions, and advice.

Performing the tasks in "Surround Sound Set Up" (from p.24) is essential to get proper surround sound.

Indicates a blinking button, indicator, or display.

Indicates a steadily lit button, indicator, or display.

Preparing the Remote Control

Loading the batteries

Load the batteries into the remote control as shown below. Please use alkaline batteries.

1

2

3

\ \

When you notice a decrease in the operating range of the remote control, replace all batteries with new ones.

CAUTION!

Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions.

Never use new and old batteries together.

Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries properly according to the marks in the battery case.

Batteries with the same shape may have different voltages. Do not use different batteries together.

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Before You Start

Operating range of remote control unit

The area in which you can use the remote control to operate the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX is fairly large. To use, point the remote control toward the remote sensor on the front panel of this unit while within the range shown below.

30

30

23 feet (7m)

memo

Remote control may not function properly if :

• There are obstacles between the remote

 

 

control and the remote sensor.

 

• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining

 

onto the remote sensor.

 

• The receiver located near a device emitting

 

infrared rays.

 

• Operated simultaneously with another

 

remote control which uses infrared rays.

Installing the Receiver

Please note:

Do not place objects directly on top of this unit. This would prevent proper heat dispersal.

When installing in a rack, shelf, etc., be sure to leave more than 8 inches of space above the receiver.

8 inches (20 cm.)

Receiver

Opening the Front Panel

To open the front panel push gently on the lower third of the panel with your finger.

PREPARATION

SET UP

OPERATION

7

Connecting Your Equipment

Audio Components

To begin set up connect your audio components to the jacks as shown below. These are all analog connections and your analog audio components (turntable, cassette deck) use these jacks. Remember that for components you want to record with you need to hook up four plugs (a set of stereo ins and a set of stereo outs), but for components that only play (like a turntable) you only need to hook up one set of stereo plugs (two plugs). To use DTS surround sound features you must hook up your digital components to the digital inputs but it is also a good idea to hook up your digital components to analog audio jacks. If you want to record to/from digital components (like an MD) to/from analog components you must hook up your digital equipment with these analog connections. See p.10,11 for more on digital connections.

When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

NOTE :

Only the VSX-27TX has a RF IN jack.

The arrows indicate the direction of the audio signal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

 

F

 

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

 

R

 

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

C

 

 

 

S

 

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

 

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S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

&

 

 

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

REC PLAY

REC PLAY

L

L

L

R

R

R

CD player

 

MD recorder

Cassette deck

Turntable

or Cassette deck

(with REC monitor)

 

If your turntable has a ground wire, connect it to the SIGNAL GND terminal.

7 Audio cords

Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect the audio components.

L

Connect red plugs to R (right)

 

 

and white plugs to L (left).

R

Be sure to insert completely.

 

Cassette deck placement

Depending on where the cassette deck is placed, noise may occur during playback of your cassette deck which is caused by leakage flux from the transformer in the receiver. If you experience noise, move the cassette deck farther away from the receiver.

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Connecting Your Equipment

Video Components

Connect your video components to the jacks as shown below. Regarding digital video components (like a DVD), you must use the analog connections pictured on this page for the video signal but in order to use Dolby Digital you should hook up their audio to a digital input (see the next page). It is also a good idea to hook up your digital components with analog audio connections as well (see the previous page). To cover all possible laser discs a DVD/LD player or LD player requires an analog connection (as shown here) and two digital connections (see the next page).

When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

DVD player

Video deck (1)

Video deck (2)

(or LD player)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

INPUT

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

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L

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R

 

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VSX-27TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

4

PCM/ /DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

 

F

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

 

R

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

C

 

 

 

S

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

 

P

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

L

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

S

 

 

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

OUT

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

R

 

 

OUT

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

 

O

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

 

U

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

&

 

 

 

T

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

 

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

7

Front

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

S-VIDEO VIDEO

L AUDIO R

 

 

5-CHANNEL EQUAL POWER OUTPUT

EXTERNAL

 

 

VIDEO INPUT

DECODER IN DIRECT

L

VIDEO

PHONES

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

R

 

 

 

 

 

TV

Video camera

 

 

TV tuner

(etc.)

 

 

(monitor)

 

 

 

 

 

(or Satellite tuner)

 

 

 

 

VIDEO INPUT

 

 

 

V

L

R

7 Audio/Video cords

Use audio/video cords (not supplied) to connect the video components and a video cord to connect the monitor TV.

R

L

 

Connect red plugs to R

 

 

 

VIDEO

(right), white plugs to L (left),

 

 

 

 

and the yellow plugs to

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO.

 

 

 

Be sure to insert completely.

Front video connections are accessed via the front panel input selector as "VIDEO."

memo If your video components have S-video jacks, you could use S-video cords (not supplied) to

connect them on the back of the receiver. These jacks are labeled by the Japanese designation "S2" on the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX but they are simply S-video jacks.

However, if you use S-video cords for your video hook ups you must also hook up your TV with S-video connections. Conversely, if you use regular composite video cords for video hook ups, you should use them for your TV as well.

PREPARATION

9

Connecting Your Equipment

Digital Connections

In order to use Dolby Digital/DTS soundtracks you need to make digital audio connections. You can do this by either coaxial or optical connections (you don’t need to do both). The quality of these two types of connections is the same but since some digital components only have one type of digital terminal, it is a matter of matching like with like (for example, the coaxial out from the component to coaxial in on the receiver). The VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX has two coaxial and two optical inputs for a total of four digital inputs. For the VSX-27TX, a DVD/LD player or LD player should be connected to a digital jack and the special AC-3 RF jack (if the LD has one) as well as a pair of analog jacks (see the previous page). Connect your digital components as shown below. There is one digital out jack which is marked PCM/

/DTS OUT. If you connect this to the optical input on a digital recorder (currently these include MD, DAT, and CD-R) you can make direct digital recordings with this unit.

When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

NOTE :

• Only the VSX-27TX has a RF IN jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

R

 

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

C

 

 

S

 

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

S

 

 

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

OUT

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

R

 

 

OUT

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

 

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

&

 

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL OUT

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

OPT.

OUT

OUT

IN

OUT

DVD player

CD player

MD recorder

TV tuner

(or Satellite tuner)

 

 

 

7Digital audio cords/Optical cables

Commercially available digital audio coaxial cords (standard video cords can also be used) or optical cables (not supplied) are used to connect digital components to this receiver.

When you use optical digital input or output terminals, pull off the caps and insert the plugs. Be sure to insert completely.

Digital audio cord

Optical cable

(or standard video cord)

 

10

Connecting Your Equipment

Example Connection for a DVD/LD or LD player

VSX-27TX model :

Make sure you connect your DVD/LD or LD players using both the AC-3 RF jack and a coaxial or optical connection. If your player has an AC-3 RF output this will ensure you can use all LDs. See p. 34.

 

TAPE2

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

PREPARATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

 

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

R

 

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

 

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

 

C

 

 

S

 

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

S

 

OUT

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

R

 

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

P

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

 

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

&

 

 

T

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF OUT (AC-3)(LD)

DIGITAL OUT

PCM (CPT.)

1

2 3

DVD/LD player or LD player

VSX-26TX/24TX models :

memo Be sure to make either a digital coaxial or digital optical connection (pictured as DIGITAL

jack 1 or DIGITAL jack 3 in this diagram) as well, but you DON'T need to make both. Also, be sure to assign the jacks to the proper component(s) with the "Digital-In Select" procedure (see p. 34).

When playing LD recorded in Dolby Digital

To connect a DVD/LD player or LD player with it's AC-3 RF output, a commercially available RF demodulator (RFD-1) is required. The RF demodulator changes the RF signal to a digital signal which is then processed by the VSX-26TX/24TX models through their digital input jacks. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the RFD-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-26TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREOUT

S

 

 

S

 

 

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

 

L

 

 

R

 

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

 

C

 

 

S

 

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

S

 

OUT

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

R

 

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

P

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

 

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

 

&

 

 

T

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF OUT (AC-3)(LD)

PCM/

PCM/

PCM/

PCM/

 

(OPT.)

 

(OPT.)

 

RF IN

DIGITAL OUT

DIGITAL IN

 

 

 

 

(AC-3)(LD)

DIGITAL IN

OPTICAL COAXIAL

RF demodulator

RFD-1

DIGITAL OUT

1

PCM (OPT.)

 

2

3

DVD/LD player or LD player

memo Make sure the RF demodulator digital in switch is set correctly (optical or coaxial depending on the connection).

11

Connecting Your Equipment

External Decoder Input

In some cases you may need an external decoder to play special analog or DVD sources. If you find you need an external decoder hook one up as shown below, but for most people this component is unnecessary. (See p.42)

When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

R

 

L

 

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

C

 

 

S

 

F

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

S

 

 

 

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

OUT

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

R

 

 

 

OUT

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

 

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

 

S

 

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

&

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

SOURCE

R

L

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

È

 

 

 

È

È

È

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURROUND

 

 

 

 

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

SUB

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Components equipped with 5.1 channel analog output jacks

memo

You can't use the tuner and phono functions with an external decoder input.

12

Connecting Your Equipment

Antennas

Hook up the supplied radio antennas as shown below. When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

 

FM wire antenna

AM loop antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the FM wire antenna and fully extend to the “T" shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For best reception, attach horizontally analog a window frame, etc.)

(See below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

RF IN

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

IN

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

R

 

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

C

 

 

S

 

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

S

 

 

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

OUT

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

R

 

 

OUT

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

 

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

&

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

SOUCE

R

L

T

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

7 AM loop antenna

1 Assemble the antenna.

2 Twist exposed wire strands

3 Attach to a wall, etc. (if desired)

 

together and insert.

and face toward the direction

 

 

 

 

providing the best reception.

 

 

. (10

mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/8

in

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARATION

Using external antennas

7 To improve FM reception

Connect an external FM antenna.

FM UNBAL 75Ω

FM

ANTENNA

AM LOOP

ANTENNA

75 Ω coaxial cable

ground

7 To improve AM reception

Connect a 15 to 18 feet (5~6 meter) length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM antenna terminal in addition to the supplied AM loop antenna.

For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally outdoors.

 

Outdoor antenna

FM UNBAL

 

75Ω

 

FM

15~18 feet (5~6 m)

ANTENNA

Indoor antenna

 

 

(Vinyl-coated wire)

AM LOOP

 

ANTENNA

ground

 

13

Connecting Your Equipment

Speakers

A full complement of six speakers is shown here but, naturally, everyone's home set up will vary. Simply connect the speakers you have in the manner described below. The VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX will work with just two stereo speakers (called "front" speakers in the diagram) but the receiver is designed to be used with at least three speakers.

Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right terminal and the speaker on the left to the left terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the receiver match those on the speakers. When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet.

memo The VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX has two speaker systems, A & B. A is the main system supporting the full complement of surround sound speakers. If you switch on both A & B speaker systems, only front speakers and the sub-woofer will be audible. No sound will come from the center or surround speakers but multi channel sources will be down-mixed to the active speakers so no sound will be lost. Similarly, if you choose just the B system you‘ll only hear the front speakers connected to the B system and multi channel sources will be down-mixed to these two speakers.

 

 

Front Speakers

Center Speaker

 

 

Surround Speakers

 

 

L

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

C

 

 

SR

 

 

SL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

PCM/

/DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

R

 

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

C

 

 

S

 

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

P

 

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

S

 

 

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

OUT

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

R

 

 

OUT

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

 

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

 

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

&

 

 

T

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

Powered sub woofer

(To be used as

the center

INPUT

speaker)

 

When using the speaker on your TV as the center speaker, connect the CENTER PREOUT jack on this unit to the audio input jack on your TV. In this case, the center speaker shown is unnecessary.

7 Speaker terminals

1 Twist exposed wire

2 Loosen speaker terminal

3 Tighten terminal.

strands together.

and insert exposed wire.

 

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

The speaker terminals also accept single banana plugs. (Refer to speaker manual for details.)

3/8 in. (10 mm)

14

Connecting Your Equipment

Speaker impedance (26TX and 24TX only)

You can change the speaker impedance to suit the kind of speakers you have in your home system but we recommend using speakers with an impedance of 8Ω-16Ω (the default setting). If you are using less than 8 Ω impedance speakers, you need to change the impedance setting.

STANDBY/ON

First turn the receiver off, then press the power button

while holding down the SPEAKERS button.

 

VSX-26TX

Choose the impedance setting by pressing the SPEAKERS button again.

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER NºmÀ<>õm

You can choose the 8Ω-16Ω setting or the 6Ω-8Ω setting.

STANDBY/ON

DSP

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBAY

MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

VOLUME

 

 

 

/DTS

 

 

 

SELECT

 

(This display indicates a 6Ω-

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

 

THX CINEMA ADVANCED STANDARD

 

 

dB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO VCR 1

 

 

 

less than 8Ω impedance

 

VIDEO INPUT

 

DECODER IN DIRECT LOUD

 

 

 

setting.)

 

5-CHANNEL EQUAL POWER OUTPUT

EXTERNAL

 

 

 

 

 

S-VIDEO

VIDEO L

AUDIO R

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS - BASS +

memo

To check which impedance the amp is set to hold down the SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button for 2-3 seconds. You'll get a display like the one shown below

 

 

 

 

 

right telling you the speaker impedance setting.

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

VOLUME

SIGNAL

VOLUME

 

SPEAKERS

 

SELECT

dB

SELECT

dB

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

 

ANALOG SP

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

(This display indicates a 6Ω- less

(This display indicates an 8Ω-16Ω

 

 

 

 

 

than 8Ω impedance setting.)

impedance setting.)

Speaker placement

If you have a multiple speaker arrangement the placement of the speakers is extremely important. To achieve the best possible surround sound, install your speakers as shown below. Make sure all speakers are installed securely to prevent accidents and improve sound quality. Be sure to consult your speaker manuals for the best placement of the speakers. Some speakers are designed to be floor-standing but others benefit greatly from speakers stands which raise them off the floor.

Front

Front

Left Center Right

Sub

Woofer

Surround

Listening

Surround

Left

Right

Position

 

 

memo

Install the left and right front speakers at equal distances from the TV.

When installing speakers near the TV, we recommend using magnetically shielded speakers to prevent possible interference such as distortion in the color of the TV screen. If you do not have magnetically shielded speakers and notice discoloration of the TV screen, place the speakers farther away from the TV.

Install the center speaker above or below the TV so that the sound of the center channel is localized at the TV screen.

CAUTION:

When installing the center speaker on top of the TV, be sure to secure it with tape or some other suitable means. Otherwise, the speaker may fall from the TV due to external shocks such as earthquakes, and it may lead to endangering those nearby or damaging the speaker.

If possible, install the surround speakers slightly above ear level.

It may be difficult to obtain a cohesive surround effect if the surround speakers are installed farther away from the listening position than the front and center speakers.

PREPARATION

15

Connecting Your Equipment

Connecting additional amplifiers

Although the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX has more than sufficient power for any home use, it is possible to add additional amplifiers to your system. If you want to use separate amplifiers to power your speakers, make the connections shown below.

When connecting your equipment always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet for all the equipment.

PIONEER projection TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(for center channel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sub woofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amplifier

 

Amplifier

 

 

Amplifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(for center

(for surround

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(for front channels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

channels)

 

channels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

INPUT

L-Audio

IN

 

 

(or)

 

IN

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

(MONO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

PCM/ /DTS

 

/LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCM/

/DTS IN

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

S

PREOUT

 

TV/

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

R

EXTERNAL

 

SAT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECODER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED

 

UNSWITCHED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF IN

F

 

 

F

F

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 100W(0.8A)MAX

100W(0.8A)MAX

 

FM UNBAL

L

 

 

R

L

 

VCR1

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC OUTLETS

 

AC

 

75Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120V 60Hz

 

 

C

 

 

S

F

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

R

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

P

S

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

L

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE2

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

VCR2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

S

 

 

S2

 

FR

FL

C

SR

SL

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

OUT

TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

R

 

 

OUT

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

C

L

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

A

MD/

OUT

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-

 

 

O

S

 

VIDEO

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM

 

 

U

W

E

 

OUT

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

&

 

 

T

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

L

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

R

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

&

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

SE REPORTER AU MOODE D'EMPLOI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Power connections (AC OUTLETS)

[SWITCHED TOTAL 100 W (0.8 A) MAX]

Power supplied through these outlets is turned on and off by the receiver’s POWER switch. Total electrical power consumption of connected equipment should not exceed 100 W (0.8 A).

[UNSWITCHED 100 W (0.8 A) MAX]

Power flows continually to this outlet, regardless of whether the receiver is switched ON or OFF. Electrical power consumption of the connected equipment should not exceed 100 W (0.8 A).

CAUTION!

To avoid overheating, fire risk, and possible malfunction do not connect high-wattage appliances such as heaters, irons, monitors, or TV sets to this unit's AC OUTLETS.

Remove the power plug from the wall socket to disconnect this unit from the AC power source when not in regular use, for example, when on vacation.

16

Displays & Controls

Display

All the display information is explained and/or referenced here.

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

 

-

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL ATT

 

LOUDNESS

MIDNIGHT

 

 

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT OVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRO LOGIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP

AB

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

MONO STEREO

dB

AC-3RF

TAPE 2

AUTO

TUNED AMFM

AC-3DTS

 

L

C

R

LFE

LS S RS

# @ !

~

1 SIGNAL SELECT indicators

Light to indicate the type of input signal assigned for the current component (see “Front Panel“, %, SIGNAL SELECT).

ANALOG : Lights when an analog signal is selected. DIGITAL : Lights when a digital audio signal is selected (DVD/LD, CD, MD/TAPE1, TV/SAT, VCR 1, VCR 2).

AC-3 RF : Lights when an AC-3 RF signal is selected (DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VCR 1,VCR 2), VSX-27TX only. AUTO : Lights when the receiver is set to select the input signal automatically. (DVD/LD, CD, MD/TAPE 1, TV/SAT, VCR 1,VCR 2) VSX-27TX only.

AC-3 : Lights when a source with Dolby Digital signals is played.

DTS : Lights when a source with DTS audio signals is played.

2 Speaker indicators

Light to indicate the current speaker system (see “Front Panel“, £, SPEAKERS (A/B)).

SP # A : Lights when speaker system A is selected. SP # B : Lights when speaker system B is selected. SP # AB : Lights when speaker systems A & B are both selected.

3 Analog level indicators

OVER : If “ANALOG” is selected in SIGNAL SELECT, this indicator lights to show that an excessively strong signal is being processed. When this occurs, press INPUT ATT on the front panel to attenuate (lower) the signal. Also, when “DIGITAL” is selected in SIGNAL SELECT, this indicator lights to show that a source containing an excessive amount of information is being processed. If this occurs, see p. 38.

ATT : Lights when INPUT ATT is used to reduce the level of the input signal (available in ANALOG mode only).

4 LOUDNESS indicator (See p.42)

Lights when the LOUDNESS mode is on.

5 H.P (headphones)

Lights when headphones are connected to the PHONES jack (speakers systems A and B both turn off automatically).

6 MIDNIGHT indicator (See p.41)

Lights when the MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode is on.

7 DSP indicator (See p.37-38)

Light when a DSP or Advanced Theater mode is selected.

8 STEREO indicator

Lights when a STEREO mode is selected.

9 Radio Frequency/Function indicator

Displays the function or the frequency of the current radio station.

0 Surround/dts mode indicators

DIGITAL : When the Surround/dts mode on the receiver is on, this indicator lights to indicate

playback of a Dolby Digital signal. However, PRO LOGIC lights during 2 channel playback of Dolby Digital.

PRO LOGIC : When the Surround/dts mode on the receiver is on, this indicator lights during 2

channel playback. (Both B or A+B speaker systems turn off automatically when headphones are plugged in.)

DTS : Lights when DTS signals are input.

HOME THX CINEMA : Lights when the HOME THX CINEMA mode is selected.

- MASTER VOLUME indication

Displays current level of master volume.

= TAPE 2 indicator

Lights when the TAPE 2 monitor is on.

~ Character display

Displays sound modes, general information, etc.

! Tuner indicators

MONO : Lights when the tuner is set to receive FM broadcasts and when selected MPX mode. STEREO : Lights when a FM stereo broadcast is received in the auto stereo mode.

TUNED : Lights when a broadcast is received. AM/FM : Light to indicate the current band (FM or AM).

@ LFE indicator

LFE (Low Frequency Effects) indicator lights to indicate that the program source contains an LFE channel. The indicator under the LFE lights during actual playback of the LFE signals (LFE signals are not present in all parts of the soundtrack).

# Program Format indicator

When a Dolby Digital or DTS signal is input, he following indicators light to show the channels being played back.

L : Left front*1*2, C : Center*1, R : Right front*1*2, LS : Left surround*1,S : Surround (mono)*2,

RS : Right surround*1

*1: Indicates 5.1ch Dolby Digital or DTS playback. *2: Indicates Dolby Pro Logic playback.

PREPARATION

17

Displays & Controls

Front Panel (VSX-27TX/26TX)

All the controls on the front panel are explained and/or referenced here. To open the front panel push gently on the lower third of the panel.

1

2 3 4 5

 

 

 

6

 

 

7 8 9 0 -

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

 

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER NºmÀ<³õm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON

DSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

INPUT

 

STANDBY

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTOR

 

MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

& SOURCE

 

 

 

/DTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THX CINEMA

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

VCR 1

VCR 2

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

CD

MD/TAPE1 TUNER

PHONO

MASTER

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI–CHANNEL RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

1 STANDBY/ON button

Press to switch the receiver ON or into STANDBY mode.

2 STANDBY indicator

Lights when the receiver is in STANDBY mode. (Please note that this receiver consumes a small amount of power (1.0 W) during the standby mode.)

3 DSP MODE button (See p.37-38)

Press repeatedly to select a DSP sound mode. (HALL 1, HALL 2, JAZZ, DANCE, THEATER 1, or THEATER 2). Use these modes to produce surround sound from standard (two channel) stereo sources and create different listening environments.

4 STEREO button (See p.37-38)

Press to select the STEREO sound mode. In this mode, sound comes from the front (left and right) speakers only.

5 /DTS buttons (See p. 36,38 & 72-74)

THX CINEMA : Press to select the HOME THX CINEMA sound mode when listening to Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic or DTS a variety of other sources. ADVANCED THEATER : Press to select one of the four Advanced Theater modes.

STANDARD : Press for pure decoding of multi channel sources.

6 Display (See page 17)

7 Remote sensor

Point the remote control toward the remote sensor to operate the receiver.

9 MULTI-ROOM & SOURCE button (See p.67-71)

Press to enable multi room operation (requires an optional PIONEER Multi-Room Remote Sensor Unit MR-100 or other IR receiver).

0 CONTROL button (See p.67-71)

Use to select the function or volume of the MULTI ROOM system.

- INPUT SELECTOR dial

Turn to select a source component. The source indicators show the current component: DVD/LD : DVD player or Laser Disc player. TV/SAT : TV tuner or satellite tuner.

CD : Compact Disc player.

MD/TAPE 1 : Tape deck or Mini Disc recorder connected to MD/TAPE 1 inputs/outputs. TUNER : The built-in tuner.

PHONO : Turntable.

VIDEO : Video camera (etc.) connected to the VIDEO INPUT on the front panel.

VCR 1 : Video cassette recorder connected to VCR 1 inputs.

VCR 2 : Video cassette recorder or other component connected to VCR 2 inputs.

= MASTER VOLUME

Adjusts the overall receiver volume.

~ EXTERNAL DECODER IN (See p.42)

Use to hook up an external component that can decode other types of signals and input them into the VSX-27TX/26TX.

8 Source indicators (VSX-27TX only)

Shows the source currently selected.

! DIRECT button

Switches DIRECT playback on or off. Use to bypass the tone controls and channel level for the most accurate reproduction of a program source. It will automatically put the receiver in STEREO mode for the function being used for DIRECT playback.

18

Displays & Controls

 

 

 

 

~ !@

# $ % ^

 

&

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER NºmÀ<³õm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON

 

DSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM

INPUT

STANDBAY

 

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTOR

MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

& SOURCE

 

 

 

/DTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THX CINEMA

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

VCR 1

VCR 2 DVD/LD

TV/SAT

CD

MD/TAPE1

TUNER

PHONO

MASTER

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

5-CHANNEL EQUAL POWER OUTPUT

EXTERNAL

 

 

DIGITAL

SIGNAL

FL

 

TUNER CONTROL

 

 

VIDEO INPUT

 

DECODER IN DIRECT LOUDNESS MIDNIGHT NR

SELECT

DIMMER

CLASS

FM/AM

- TUNING +

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-VIDEO VIDEO

L

AUDIO

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

BASS +

- TREBLE +

 

TAPE 2

 

 

- STATION +

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

INPUT ATT MONITOR

MPX

MEMORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

°

¢

£

ª

Á

+ _ ) (

*

 

@ LOUDNESS button (See p.42)

 

 

 

_ TAPE 2 MONITOR button (See p.60)

Switches the LOUDNESS mode on or off.

# MIDNIGHT button (See p.41)

Switches the MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode on or off.

$ DIGITAL NR button (See p.41)

Switches the DIGITAL NR on or off (STEREO mode only).

% SIGNAL SELECT button (See p.40)

Use to select the type of signal being input into the receiver.

SIGNAL SELECT repeatedly to select one of the following:

ANALOG : To select an analog signal.

DIGITAL : To select a optical or coaxial digital signal. AC-3 RF : To select an AC-3 RF signal (VSX-27TX only).

AUTO : This is the default. If there are both analog and digital input signals, the receiver automatically selects the digital signal (VSX-27TX only).

^ FL DIMMER button (See p.43)

Use to adjust the brightness of the main display.

& TUNER CONTROL button (See p.44-47)

CLASS : Press repeatedly to switch the preset station classes.

FM/AM : Press to select the AM or FM band. TUNING –/+ : Use to manually tune to radio stations.

* STATION –/+ buttons (See p.46-47)

Use to choose programmed radio stations.

( MEMORY button (See p.46)

Press to start the memorization of a preset station.

) MPX button (See p.44)

Press to switch between auto stereo and MONO reception of FM broadcasts. When the broadcast signal is weak, selecting MONO will improve the sound quality.

Selects the tape deck (MD recorder, etc.) connected to the TAPE 2 MONITOR inputs/outputs. Allows monitoring of a recording as it's being made.

+ INPUT ATT button

Use to lower the input level of an analog signal that is too powerful, thus causing the receiver to distort (the overload indicator will light furiously).

Á TREBLE (–/+) button (See p.43)

Use to adjust the high frequencies.

ª BASS (–/+) button (See p.43)

Use to adjust low frequencies.

£ SPEAKERS (A/B) buttons

A is the primary setting. It plays all speakers hooked up to the A system. A & B setting only plays the front speakers of both the A & B systems and the subwoofer. Multi channel sources will be down-mixed to these speakers so no sound will be lost. B setting only plays the front speakers connected to the B system and multi channel sources will be downmixed to these two speakers.

3A 3B 3A+B 3OFF

¢ VIDEO INPUT jacks (See p.9)

S-VIDEO : Video input for connecting a video camera (etc.), that has an S-Video out.

VIDEO / AUDIO (L/R) : Video input for connecting a video camera, etc. that has standard video/audio outputs.

° PHONES jack

Connect headphones for private listening (no sound will be heard through the speakers)

PREPARATION

19

Displays & Controls

Front Panel (VSX-24TX)

1

2 3 4

5

6

7

8 9 0

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-24TX

 

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER NºmÀ<øõm

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON

DSP

 

 

 

 

TAPE 2

INPUT

 

STANDBY

STEREO

 

 

 

SELECTOR

 

MODE

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

/DTS

 

 

 

 

FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THX CINEMA

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

 

DIMMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI–CHANNEL RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

1 STANDBY/ON button

Press to switch the receiver ON or into STANDBY mode.

2 STANDBY indicator

Lights when the receiver is in STANDBY mode. (Please note that this receiver consumes a small amount of power (1.0 W) during the standby mode.)

3 DSP MODE button (See p.37-38)

Press repeatedly to select a DSP sound mode. (HALL 1, HALL 2, JAZZ, DANCE, THEATER 1, or THEATER 2). Use these modes to produce surround sound from standard (two channel) stereo sources and create different listening environments.

4 STEREO button (See p.37-38)

Press to select the STEREO sound mode. In this mode, sound comes from the front (left and right) speakers only.

5 /DTS buttons (See p. 36,38 & 72-74)

THX CINEMA : Press to select the HOME THX CINEMA sound mode when listening to Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic or DTS a variety of other sources. ADVANCED THEATER : Press to select one of the four Advanced Theater modes.

STANDARD : Press for pure decoding of multi channel sources.

6 Display (See page 17)

7 Remote sensor

Point the remote control toward the remote sensor to operate the receiver.

8 TAPE 2 MONITOR button (See p.60)

Selects the tape deck (MD recorder, etc.) connected to the TAPE 2 MOINTOR inputs/outputs. Allows monitoring of a recording as it's being made.

9 FL DIMMER button (See p.43)

Use to adjust the brightness of the main display.

0 INPUT SELECTOR dial

Turn to select a source component. The source indicators show the current component: DVD/LD : DVD player or Laser Disc player. TV/SAT : TV tuner or satellite tuner.

CD : Compact Disc player.

MD/TAPE 1 : Tape deck or Mini Disc recorder connected to MD/TAPE 1 inputs/outputs. TUNER : The built-in tuner.

PHONO : Turntable.

VIDEO : Video camera (etc.) connected to the VIDEO INPUT on the front panel.

VCR 1 : Video cassette recorder connected to VCR 1 inputs.

VCR 2 : Video cassette recorder or other component connected to VCR 2 inputs.

- MASTER VOLUME

Adjusts the overall receiver volume.

= EXTERNAL DECODER IN (See p.42)

Use to hook up an external component that can decode other types of signals and input them into the VSX-24TX.

~ DIRECT button

witches DIRECT playback on or off. Use to bypass the tone controls and channel level for the most accurate reproduction of a program source. It will automatically put the receiver in STEREO mode for the function being used for DIRECT playback.

! LOUDNESS button (See p.42)

Switches the LOUDNESS mode on or off.

@ MIDNIGHT button (See p.41)

Switches the MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode on or off.

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Displays & Controls

 

 

= ~!

 

@ # $

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-24TX

PREPARATION

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER NºmÀ<øõm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON

DSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE 2

INPUT

 

STANDBAY

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTOR

 

MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

/DTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FL

 

 

THX CINEMA ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

5-CHANNEL EQUAL POWER OUTPUT

EXTERNAL

 

 

DIGITAL

SIGNAL

 

TUNER CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

- TUNING +

 

 

 

VIDEO INPUT

 

DECODER IN DIRECT LOUDNESS MIDNIGHT NR

SELECT

CLASS

FM/AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-VIDEO

VIDEO L

AUDIO R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

- BASS

+

- TREBLE +

INPUT ATT

MPX

MEMORY

- STATION +

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

 

ª

Á

 

+

_

 

)

(

* &

^

 

 

# DIGITAL NR button (See p.41)

 

 

 

 

+ SPEAKERS (A/B) buttons

 

 

Switches the DIGITAL NR on or off (STEREO mode

A is the primary setting. It plays all speakers hooked

only).

up to the A system. A & B setting only plays the front

$ SIGNAL SELECT button (See p.40)

speakers of both the A & B systems and the sub-

woofer. Multi channel sources will be down-mixed to

Use to select the type of signal being input into the

these speakers so no sound will be lost. B setting

receiver.

only plays the front speakers connected to the B

SIGNAL SELECT repeatedly to select one of the

system and multi channel sources will be down-

following:

mixed to these two speakers.

ANALOG : To select an analog signal.

DIGITAL : To select a optical or coaxial digital signal.

% TUNER CONTROL button (See p.44-47)

CLASS : Press repeatedly to switch the preset station classes.

FM/AM : Press to select the AM or FM band. TUNING –/+ : Use to manually tune to radio stations.

^ STATION –/+ buttons (See p.46-47)

Use to choose programmed radio stations.

& MEMORY button (See p.46)

Press to start the memorization of a preset station.

* MPX button (See p.44)

3A 3B 3A+B 3OFF

Á VIDEO INPUT jacks (See p.9)

S-VIDEO : Video input for connecting a video camera (etc.), that has an S-Video out.

VIDEO / AUDIO (L/R) : Video input for connecting a video camera, etc. that has standard video/audio outputs.

ª PHONES jack

Connect headphones for private listening (no sound will be heard through the speakers)

Press to switch between auto stereo and MONO reception of FM broadcasts. When the broadcast signal is weak, selecting MONO will improve the sound quality.

( INPUT ATT button

Use to lower the input level of an analog signal that is too powerful, thus causing the receiver to distort (the overload indicator will light furiously).

) TREBLE (–/+) button (See p.43)

Use to adjust the high frequencies.

_ BASS (–/+) button (See p.43)

Use to adjust low frequencies.

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Displays & Controls

Remote Control

These pages describe the buttons on the remote control used to operate the receiver.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

 

 

 

ë

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RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

-1 SOURCE button (See p.52-59)

=

Use to turn on the power of your other components

 

after you have recalled or taught the signals to this

~

remote control.

 

2 MULTI CONTROL buttons

 

Use these to select a source and the corresponding

 

remote operation mode.

 

For example, pressing TUNER selects the built in

 

tuner and sets the remote operation to the tuner

 

functions.

!3 Component Control buttons

Use to control specific components, like a CD player or DVD player, after you have programmed the

@ remote control to do these operations (see p.52-59) and the remote is put in that operation mode.

#4 TV CONTROL buttons

 

The following buttons are used to control the TV only

 

and can be used no matter what function the remote

$

control is set to.

 

%

TV : Press to turn the power of the TV on/off.

TV FUNC : Press TV FUNC to select the TV for remote

 

^

control operation.

&

TV VOL +/- : Press to control the volume of the TV.

5 MENU button

*

Use to get the various menus for your TV or DTV.

(

6 EFFECT/CH SEL +/– buttons (See p.38)

 

EFFECT : Use these buttons to increase or decrease the amount of effect applied in a DSP or Advanced Theater mode. When the amount of effect is increased in a DSP/Advanced Theater mode the characteristics of that mode become stronger and more noticeable. The scale ranges from 10-90 with 70 as the default setting. First turn on the DSP/ Advanced Theater you want (by pressing the DSP/ Advanced Theater button until you get the mode) and then increase or decrease the amount of effect.

CH SEL : You may want to adjust the channels when listening to some sound sources. Use this button to select the channel you want to adjust.

+/– : Use these buttons to select the amount of effect in a sound mode and to adjust the channel level when making sound settings.

75/°/2/3/ENTER buttons

Use to operate the on-screen menu on your TV screen and enter commands when setting up surround sound, speakers levels & settings, and other set up features see p.24-34). Specific use of these buttons is described in conjunction with the operations they perform. For more information see each individual section.

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8 SYSTEM SET UP button

Use to set up the speaker and sound systems. For more information see “Surround Sound Setup“ starting on p. 24.

9 REMOTE SETUP button.

Use to customize the remote control functions and the remote control itself. (See “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components“ starting on p.48, “Multi Operation“ starting on p. 63.)

To access the EXTERNAL DECODER option, press the REMOTE SETUP button and the SIGNAL SELECT button simultaneously.

0 MIDNIGHT button (See p. 41)

Switches the MIDNIGHT mode on or off.

- MULTI OPERATION button

Use this button to start the MULTI OPERATION mode. See p. 63 for how to program and use the MULTI OPERATION mode.

= SYSTEM OFF button

This button turns off components in two ways. First, when pressed it will turn off all PIONEER components. Secondly, any component that has programmed into the MULTI OPERATIONS settings will also be turned off (see p.63).

For example : If you programmed power on for your TV and VCR, pressing the SYSTEM OFF button will turn off these components even if they are not PIONEER products.

~ RECEIVER button

Press to turn power of the receiver on or to STANDBY (off).

! Number buttons

These buttons can perform a variety of different functions depending on the remote operation mode. They are most useful for CD and tuner operations.

@ ENTER/EXIT/DISC button

These buttons can perform a variety of different functions depending on the remote operation mode.

# MASTER VOLUME button

Use to raise or lower the volume of the receiver.

$ MUTE button

Press to mute or restore the volume.

Displays & Controls

% FUNCTION button

Press to select a source. The button will cycle through all the possible sources.

^ SIGNAL SELECT button

Press SIGNAL SELECT repeatedly to select one of the following:

ANALOG : To select an analog signal.

DIGITAL : To select a digital signal (DVD/LD, TV/SAT, CD, MD/TAPE 1, VCR 1, VCR 2).

AC-3 RF : To select an AC-3 RF signal (DVD/LD, TV/ SAT, VCR 1, VCR 2), VSX-27TX only.

AUTO : This is the default. If there are both analog and digital input signal, the receiver automatically selects the best possible signal (VSX-27TX only).

Press the SIGNAL SELECT and REMOTE SETUP buttons simultaneously to switch from the SIGNAL SELECT operation to EXTERNAL DECODER operation. Then press the button to get the EXTERNAL DECODER function. To get back to the SIGNAL SELECT control, press the REMOTE SETUP button and the SIGNAL SELECT button simultaneously once again.

& /dts buttons (See p.38)

Press these buttons to put the receiver in the selected sound mode. For more information on the modes .

* STEREO/DIGITAL NR button

STEREO : Press this button to put the receiver into stereo mode when it's in a different sound mode. For more information on the sound modes see p.38. DIGITAL NR : Switches the DIGITAL NR on or off (see p.41).

( DSP button (See p.38)

Press repeatedly to select a DSP sound mode.

PREPARATION

23

Surround Sound Set Up

On Screen Display

There are a number of possible ways to hook up the receiver to your video components, like a DVD player, and hook up to your receiver to your TV, but some of them won't allow you to use the on-screen display of this unit. To avoid this one simply needs to follow two rules.

1Always use the same type of video cords to hook up your video components to the receiver as you use to hook up the receiver and your TV. For example, if you use composite video cords to hook up your DVD and the receiver, use composite video cords to hook up the receiver to your TV. If you use S video cords to hook up your DVD and the receiver, use S video cords to hook up the receiver to your TV.

2Always make sure your TV is set to the appropriate input channel (for example, video 1). Your TV may have a number of input channels and if you don't select the proper one you won't be able to use this receiver's on-screen display, or, in fact, see any picture from this receiver at all. If you are unsure how to choose an input channel for your TV, refer to the manual which came with your TV.

You might, for example, use both composite and S video cords to hook up your video components with this receiver and then use composite video cords to hook up this receiver to your TV. This arrangement would still NOT let you see the on screen displays from this receiver on your TV. The best idea is just to use one type of video cord for all your video component and TV hook ups.

Setting Up for Surround Sound

To ensure the best possible surround sound, be sure to complete the following set up operations. This is particularly important when using the HOME THX CINEMA , DTS, (Dolby) Surround sound modes. You only need to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or add new speakers, etc.). These set up operations use your TV to display the settings and choices so be sure your TV and receiver are properly hooked up.

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RECEIVER

1 Turn on the receiver and your TV.

MULTI

SYSTEM

1

OPERATION

OFF

DVD/LD

TV/SAT VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

Make sure your TV is set to the receiver.

CLASS

MPX BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

2 Press SYSTEM SETUP button.

 

¦

7

3

8

 

- TUNING +

- STATION +

 

1 Á 4 ¢

The SYSTEM SETUP MENU appears on your TV screen.

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

 

 

 

4

5

 

6

System Setup

 

 

 

[Speaker Setting]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

 

9

 

[Channel Delay]

 

 

 

[Channel Level]

 

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Crossover Network]

 

 

0

 

ENTER

 

 

+10

 

 

DISC

 

[Bass Peak Level Manager]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[D-Range Control]

 

 

TV

 

 

 

[Digital-In Select]

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

[Multi-Room]

 

 

TV FUNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECT

MENU

 

MUTE

 

 

 

/CH SEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

SIGNAL

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

dB

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

 

SELECT

2

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

*You can escape from this screen at any time by pressing the SYSTEM SETUP button again. None of the settings you made will be entered in this case.

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

memo Only the VSX-27TX and 26TX models have a MULTI ROOM function (see p.67-71).

24

Surround Sound Set Up

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

3

Press the 5or °arrow buttons to move the hand

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

to the mode you want. Then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

 

3

In each mode, the current settings are displayed automatically.

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

We suggest you adjust all these settings when you first hook up

 

 

/dts

 

 

the receiver. That gets them out of the way and you won't need

SETUP

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

 

 

 

 

to return to this setting mode unless you change your home set

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

 

up by adding new speakers (etc.). The sound set up modes

SETUP

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

explained here are:

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Setting (See p.26-27)

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

 

Use to specify the type and number of speakers you connected.

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Channel Delay (See p.28)

Set up all your speakers for the most realistic surround sound. Adding a slight delay to some speakers enhances sound separation and is particularly important for achieving a surround sound effect. You need to figure out the distance from your listening position to your speakers to add the proper delay.

Channel Level (See p.29-30)

Use to balance the volumes of your different speakers.

Crossover Network (See p.31)

This feature lets you select which bass frequencies will be sent to the sub woofer or front speakers.

Bass Peak Level Manager (See p.32)

Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the bass peak level as needed to prevent the ultralow bass tones from distorting the sound from the speakers.

D-Range Control (See p.33)

This feature makes possible excellent surround sound effects when listening to Dolby Digital sources at low volumes.

Digital-In Select (See p.34)

In order to use your digital components you must match the numbered digital input settings with the numbered digital jacks used by your digital components.

Multi-Room [VSX-27TX/26TX only] (See p.67-71)

You can set up this unit to power systems in different rooms.

4 Go on to the next page to continue set up.

To exit the SYSTEM SETUP MENU and on-screen display press SYSTEM SET UP button again.

memo After you complete one of the SYSTEM SETUP menus and return to the basic SYSTEM SETUP screen (shown in the diagram directly above labeled 4), the receiver automatically moves the cursor to the next SYSTEM SETUP menu. For example, if you've completed SPEAKER SETTINGS and returned to the basic SYSTEM SETUP screen, CHANNEL DELAY will be selected automatically. You can notice this on your TV screen.

SET UP

25

Surround Sound Set Up

Speaker Setting

The following steps show you how to specify the type of speakers you connected. Use the 5´° and 2´3 arrow buttons to make a selection within the on-screen menus, and use the enter to register the information.

 

 

 

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S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

1 Select SPEAKER SETTING with the 5´° buttons.

See “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ on the previous page if you are unsure how to do this.

Press ENTER.

CLASS

MPX

BAND DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3 8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

GUIDE

 

EXIT

 

 

 

0

ENTER

+10

 

DISC

 

TV

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

VOLUME

TV FUNC

Speaker Setting

[

FREE

]

[THX]

Front L

[LARGE]

Center

[LARGE]

Surround

[LARGE]

Subwoofer

[ YES ]

[EXIT]

 

2 Select a speaker setting mode with the 2´3 buttons.

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

To specify each speaker individually

FUNCTION

Select FREE.

ENTER

1,2

If you connected a complete set of THX speakers

Select THX and skip to step 4.

 

SIGNAL

SELECT

/dts

Press the ° button.

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

Speaker Setting

[FREE] [THX]

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Front L

[

LARGE

]

Center

[LARGE]

Surround

[LARGE]

Subwoofer

[ YES ]

[EXIT]

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RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

FUNCTION

ENTER 3,4

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

memo

If you have a sub woofer and like lots of bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE for your FRONT speakers and leave the sub woofer selected. This may not, however, yield the best bass results. Depending on the size and shape of your room you may actually experience a decrease in the amount of bass due to what is called "low frequency cancellations." If you have a sub woofer, listen to the bass response with the FRONT speakers set to LARGE and SMALL alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best.

The safest option in this case is to route all the bass sounds to the sub woofer by selecting SMALL for the FRONT speakers.

Surround Sound Set Up

3 Specify the type of speakers you connected. See the explanations below for the meaning of each size.

1 Press 2 or 3 to move the hand to LARGE, SMALL, or NO (you can't select NO for the FRONT speakers).

2 Press °.

3 Repeat 1 and 2 for each speaker.

Depending on your choices the sound will be routed differently, as explained here.

FRONT (default setting is LARGE)

Select small to send bass frequencies to the sub woofer.

Select large if your speakers will reproduce bass frequencies effectively or if you did not connect a sub woofer.

(If you select small for the front speakers the sub woofer will automatically be switched YES. Also, the center and surround speakers cannot be set to large if the front speakers are set to small. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the sub woofer.)

CENTER (default setting is LARGE)

Select large if your speaker will reproduce bass frequencies effectively.

Select small to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or sub woofer.

If you did not connect a center speaker, deselect it. In this case, the center channel is output from the front speakers.

SURROUND (default setting is LARGE)

Select large if your speakers will reproduce bass frequencies effectively.

Select small to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or sub woofer.

If you did not connect surround speakers deselect them. In this case, the sound of the surround channels is output from the front and center speakers.

SUB WOOFER (default setting is YES)

Leave it selected if you connected a sub woofer.

If you did not connect a sub woofer deselect it. In this case, the bass frequencies are output from the front or surround speakers.

Choose the PLUS setting if you want stronger reproduction of deep bass sounds.

If you select PLUS the bass frequencies that would normally come out the front and center speakers are all routed to the sub woofer.

4 Select EXIT with the 5´° buttons and press ENTER to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU.

Next, proceed to CHANNEL DELAY below.

If you want to change a setting before proceeding

Simply use the arrow buttons to go back.

SET UP

27

Surround Sound Set Up

Channel Delay

Adding a slight delay to some speakers is necessary to achieve a surround sound effect. You need to figure out the distance from your listening position to your speakers to add the proper delay. The following steps show you how to set the delay time for each channel by specifying the distances from your listening position to each speaker. Once you specify the speaker distances, the receiver calculates the correct delay times automatically. If continuing from SPEAKER SETTING go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.24) first.

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

1 Select CHANNEL DELAY (if continuing from last set up, it will already be selected).

See “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ on page 24 if you are unsure how to do this.

Press ENTER.

CLASS

MPX BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

 

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

Channel Delay

 

 

 

 

Front

 

 

 

 

[

 

]

 

10ft

L

 

Center

 

 

 

 

 

[10ft]

 

Front

 

 

 

[10ft]

R

 

 

 

Surround

 

[10ft]

R

Surround

 

[10ft]

L

 

Subwoofer

[10ft]

[EXIT]

memo

The default setting is 10 ft.

 

FUNCTION

2

Use the 5´° buttons to select a speaker. Specify

ENTER

 

1-3

the distance from your listening position to each

 

/dts

 

speaker using the commands below.

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

1Press 2 or 3 to adjust the speaker distance in 1 foot increments from 1 to 30 feet. (1 foot equals approximately

0.3 meters.)

2 Use the 5´° buttons to move to the next set of speakers 3 Repeat for each speaker.

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

NOTE : Sound takes about 1 ms (millisecond) to travel 1 foot.

3 Select EXIT with the 5´° buttons and press ENTER to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU.

Next, proceed to CHANNEL LEVEL below.

If you want to change a setting before proceeding

Simply use the arrow buttons to go back.

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Surround Sound Set Up

Channel Level

The following steps show you how to balance the sound output level of your speakers. Proper speaker balance is essential for obtaining high quality surround sound. If continuing from CHANNEL DELAY go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.24) first.

1 Select CHANNEL LEVEL (if continuing from

 

 

 

ë

 

CHANNEL DELAY, it will already be selected).

 

 

 

 

See “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ on page 24 if you are

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

unsure how to do this.

 

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

 

 

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

Press ENTER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

 

 

 

 

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

 

 

 

 

¦

7

3

8

 

 

 

 

- TUNING +

- STATION +

 

Channel Level

 

 

1 Á 4 ¢

 

Test Tone [ AUTO ]

 

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

 

 

1

2

 

3

 

[Setting Start

]

 

4

5

 

6

 

[EXIT]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

 

9

 

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

+10

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

2 Select aTEST TONE mode.

 

 

TV FUNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

 

1 Press 2 or 3 to move the hand to AUTO or MANU.

/CH SEL

 

2 Press ° button to select SETTING START.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

AUTO (automatic TEST TONE)

 

 

 

 

 

1,2

 

 

ENTER

 

This mode switches the test tone between each speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

automatically. Use this mode when balancing the speaker levels

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

/dts

 

 

by ear.

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

 

SETUP

 

The automatic test tone is output in the following order :

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

 

 

 

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

FL

CT

FR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SW

SL

SR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

MANUAL (manual TEST TONE)

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

 

This mode lets you switch the test tone between each speaker

 

manually. You can use this mode when you want to balance the

 

speaker levels by ear at a more leisurely pace.

SET UP

29

Surround Sound Set Up

3 After selecting SETTING START with the ° button press ENTER. The TEST TONE will be output.

These settings will be displayed on your TV.

 

 

 

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RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

FUNCTION

ENTER 3,4

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

memo It is possible to set channels levels independently for Surround/dts, STEREO, EXTERNAL DECODER and

each DSP mode for listening-once purposes (see p.22 6) but if you do so these levels will remain in Surround/dts setup mode unless put back to zero. They will show up the display in step 3.

 

 

 

Channel Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test Tone

 

[ AUTO ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front

 

 

 

 

[

 

]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0dB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center

 

 

 

 

[

0dB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front

 

 

 

[ 0dB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surround

 

[ 0dB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surround

 

[ 0dB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subwoofer

 

[ 0dB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREO

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SP A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a moment for the machine to set itself. MASTER VOLUME rotates to the reference position (0dB), and the test tone is output.

To exit before outputting the TEST TONE

Press ENTER

To exit while outputting the TEST TONE

Press ENTER.

4 Adjust speaker levels so that you hear the test tone at the same volume from each speaker when seated in your main listening position.

NOTE : The volume of the sub-woofer tends to sound lower than it actually is, you may need to raise its level after testing the sound with actual soundtracks.

In AUTO mode

1Press 2 or 3 to adjust the level of the speaker outputting the TEST TONE.

In MANU mode

1 Press 2 or 3 to adjust the level of the first speaker.

2 Press 5r° to switch the TEST TONE to the next speaker. 3 Repeat 1 and 2 for each speaker.

If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter

Take the readings from your main listening position and adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighted/slow model).

5 When you have adjusted each speaker level, press ENTER to return to the previous screen

The MASTER VOLUME will return to its original position. Next, proceed to CROSSOVER NETWORK below.

If you want to change a setting before proceeding.

Simply use the arrow buttons to go back.

6 Select EXIT with the 5r° buttons and press ENTER to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU

30

Surround Sound Set Up

Crossover Network

The following steps show you how to adjust the crossover network. The crossover network is the frequency at which the system divides the signal and sends the different parts (high ,mid, low) to different speakers. Speaking precisely, this setting sets the cutoff point for the bass frequencies rerouted from your SMALL speakers to your sub woofer or speakers set to LARGE. If continuing from CHANNEL LEVEL go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.24) first.

1 Select CROSSOVER NETWORK (if continuing from

CHANNEL LEVEL, it will already be selected).

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

TV

See "Setting Up for Surround Sound" on page 24 if you are unsure how to do this.

Press ENTER.

Crossover Network

Frequency [ 80Hz]

(THX Speaker = 80Hz)

[EXIT]

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

VOLUME

 

memo

 

TV FUNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

The default setting is 80 Hz.

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

 

 

/CH SEL

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

2 Specify the crossover frequency for your small

 

ENTER

 

1-3

 

 

SIGNAL

speakers.

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Setting speakers to SMALL in “SPEAKER SETTING“ sends the respective channel's bass frequencies to the sub woofer (or LARGE speakers). The present function lets you determine which frequencies will be sent to the sub woofer or LARGE speakers.

1 Press 2 or 3 to move the hand to 80 Hz, 100 Hz, or

150 Hz.

2 Press °.

80 Hz

Sends bass frequencies below 80 Hz to the sub woofer (or LARGE speakers).

100 Hz

Sends bass frequencies below 100 Hz to the sub woofer (or LARGE speakers).

150 Hz

Sends bass frequencies below 150 Hz to the sub woofer (or LARGE speakers).

As noted on your TV screen the THX setting is 80. Select this setting if you have THX approved SMALL speakers.

Experiment with the different settings to see which sounds best to you.

3 Select EXIT to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU.

Next, proceed to BASS PEAK LEVEL MANAGER below.

If you want to change a setting before proceeding

Select a new crossover frequency.

SET UP

31

Surround Sound Set Up

Bass Peak Level Manager

The LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel in Dolby Digital or DTS program sources can produce heavily concentrated ultra-low bass tones that may exceed the capabilities of your speaker system. The following steps show you how to set the peak level for the ultra-low bass (LFE) channel. If continuing from CROSSOVER NETWORK go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in "Setting Up for Surround Sound" (p.24) first.

 

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S0URCE

RECEIVER

MULTI

SYSTEM

OPERATION

OFF

DVD/LD TV/SAT VCR1 VCR2

1 Select BASS PEAK LEVEL MANAGER (if continuing from CROSSOVER NETWORK it will already be selected).

See “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ on page 24 if you are unsure how to do this.

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

Press ENTER.

¦

7

3 8

Bass Peak Level Manager

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

[Setting Start ]

DTV ON/OFF DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

3

[Setting Cancel]

 

4

5

6

[EXIT]

 

7

8

9

 

GUIDE

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

0

ENTER

 

+10

 

DISC

 

TV

TV VOL TV CONTROL

VOLUME

TV FUNC

2 Output the test tone for the LFE channel and specify the peak level.

EFFECT

MENU MUTE

 

1

If your sub woofer has a volume control, set it to the middle

/CH SEL

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

 

position before proceeding.

 

ENTER

1-3

2

Select SETTING START

 

SIGNAL

3

Press ENTER.

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

/dts

 

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

Bass Peak Manager

DIGITAL NR

[Setting OK ]

Bass Peak Level

[ – 50]

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

MASTER VOLUME rotates to MIN (---dB). Then the test tone is output to the sub woofer or front or surround speakers.

4Use the 2 or 3 arrows to gradually increase the level of the LFE channel until the test tone begins to distort. Then go

back and leave the level setting at a point just before that. Press ENTER and the receiver will remember this bass output level.

To exit before outputting the TEST TONE

Select EXIT and press ENTER.

To exit while outputting the TEST TONE

Press ENTER.

3 Select EXIT and press ENTER to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU.

This completes the speaker setup.

memo

If you select SETTING CANCEL no settings are input to the

 

 

receiver but the screen remains on the TV. To escape the

 

screen you must press EXIT.

32

Surround Sound Set Up

D-Range Control

This feature makes it possible to enjoy full surround sound effects on Dolby Digital sources even at low volumes. It does this by compressing the dynamic range. Dynamic range is the difference between the loudest and the softest sounds in any given signal. Compressing the range plays sounds so the quieter ones are audible and the louder ones don’t get distorted or become overpowering. This feature only applies to Dolby Digital sources but the MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode accomplishes the same end for a variety of sources (see p.38). If continuing from BASS PEAK LEVEL MANAGER go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.24) first.

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

TV

1 Select D-RANGE CONTROL (if continuing from BASS PEAK LEVEL MANAGER, it will already be selected).

See “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ on page 24 if you are unsure how to do this.

Press ENTER.

Dynamic Range Control

Select Mode [OFF]

(For Dolby Digital)

[EXIT]

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

 

 

memo • The default setting is OFF.

EFFECT

MENU

• If listening at loud volumes we recommend turning the

/CH SEL

MUTE

 

 

Dynamic Range Control OFF.

FUNCTION

ENTER 1-3

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

2 Use the 2 or 3 arrows to choose OFF, MID or

MAX.

3 Select EXIT and press ENTER to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU.

If you want to change a setting before proceeding

Choose a new DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL setting.

You may need to experiment with different Dolby Digital sources before you can use the DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL setting to suit your low volume listening needs.

SET UP

33

Surround Sound Set Up

Digital-In Select

In order to be able to use your digital equipment properly you need to assign digital inputs for each of the digital components you connected. Match the Digital 1-4 settings with the digital jacks 1-4 in accordance with what component is hooked up to each digital jack. Check the digital terminal numbers on the back of the receiver to make certain what component is in which jack (if necessary, see p.10 for more on digital connections). The last setting, the AC-3 RF setting, is specifically for a DVD/LD player or LD player with an AC-3 RF output. If you connected one of these components match this button to the component. If continuing from BASS PEAK LEVEL MANAGER go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.24) first.

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

TV

1 Select DIGITAL-IN SELELCT (If continuing from last set up, it will already be selected).

See “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ on page 24 if you are unsure how to do this.

Press ENTER.

Digital-In Select

 

 

 

 

Digital-1

[

 

]

DVD/LD

Digital-2

[

CD

]

Digital-3

[

MD

]

Digital-4

[TV/SAT ]

AC-3 RF

[DVD/LD]

[EXIT] L

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

memo Only the VSX-27TX has an AC-3 RF terminal, see the note on p.10 for other models' AC-3 RF hook up .

 

FUNCTION

1-3

2 Choose a DIGITAL IN and assign it an input function.

 

SIGNAL

Use the 2 or 3 to choose the input function that

 

ENTER

 

 

 

SELECT

 

matches the component hooked up to that digital

 

/dts

 

terminal.

SYSTEM

THX ADVANCED STANDARD

 

SETUP

 

 

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

The possible choices include: DVD/LD,TV/SAT, CD, MD/TAPE 1, VCR 1,VCR 2. You cannot assign digital inputs to the TUNER, VIDEO, PHONO, and TAPE 2 MONITOR functions.

3 Select EXIT and press ENTER to return to the SYSTEM SETUP MENU.

If you want to change a setting before proceeding

Simply use the arrow buttons to go back.

memo • For the Digital 1-4 setting you can choose between DVD/ LD, CD, TV/SAT, MD/TAPE 1,VCR 1 and VCR 2 functions.

For the AC-3 RF setting you can choose between DVD/ LD, TV/SAT, VCR 1 and VCR 2 functions.

Remember, if you have a DVD/LD player or LD player you should hook it up to the analog and digital jacks in addition to the AC-3 RF connection described here.

Once one function (for example DVD/LD) has been assigned its name disappears from the possibilities on the remaining settings because one function cannot be assigned twice.

34

Basic Playback

Playing Sources with Stereo Sound

The following instructions show you how to play audio or audio-visual stereo sources with the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX.

 

 

 

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S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

2

3

6

3

4

1 Turn on the power of the playback component.

2 Press the RECEIVER button to turn on the

STANDBY

receiver.

indicator

Be sure that the standby indicator turns off on the front panel.

3 Press MULTI CONTROL buttons or the FUNCTION button to select the source you want to playback.

The FUNCTION button cycles through the sources in the following order:

DVD/LD TV/SAT CD MD/TAPE 1 TUNER

VCR 1 VCR 2 VIDEO PHONO

4 Press SIGNAL SELECT on the remote control or SIGNAL SELECT on the front panel to select the input signal corresponding to the source component.

(See “Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL signal input” on p. 40.)

5 Start playback of the component you selected in step 1.

6 Adjust the volume by using the volume buttons on the remote control or the MASTER VOLUME on the front panel.

2

3

memo

If you are not able to get sound from the receiver the

 

problem may well lie with the SIGNAL SELECT switch. You

 

 

 

need to make sure the input is set to the appropriate

 

VSX-27TX

 

ANALOG or DIGITAL setting. Refer to page 40 for more on

 

 

this.

 

 

 

4 6

OPERATION

35

DOLBY SURROUND

Basic Playback

Sound Modes

The five sound modes on the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX are explained here. These can be turned on from the front panel or from the remote control.

There are three cinema modes: STANDARD, HOME THX CINEMA, and ADVANCED THEATER. These are designed to be used with multi channel surround sound audio/visual sources (like DVDs and LDs). Intrinsic to home theater, these modes can deliver realistic and powerful surround sound that recreates the movie theater experience. You may need to experiment with them to see which settings suit your home system and personal tastes.

The DSP and STEREO modes are designed to be used with music sources but some DSP modes are also suited for film soundtracks. Again, try different settings with various soundtracks to see which you like.

You must choose one of the three cinema modes or the DSP mode in order to get surround sound. In STEREO mode only the front two speakers are used.

STANDARD mode

This mode is for pure decoding of Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic. No special effects are added. It is good for enjoying movies that have been recorded in Dolby Digital, DTS or Surround.

HOME THX CINEMA mode

THX is a set of technical standards created by Lucasfilm, Ltd. These standards were designed to emulate a film sound stage and thus reproduce, with the greatest possible accuracy, the soundtrack intended by the filmmakers.

For more detailed information see p. 74

ADVANCED THEATER modes

The Advanced Theater mode is a newly designed system for enhancing movie soundtracks and other audio-visual sources. It incorporates the use of DTS (Digital Theater System) as well as Dolby Digital into its sound processing.

These functions switch on

 

when the source you are playing is encoded with DTS, Dolby Pro Logic or

Dolby Digital (bearing

DOLBY

logo). There are four Advanced Theater settings that use DSP (Digital Signal

D I G I T A L

Processing) to create different types of sound environments.

MUSICAL

This mode is primarily for music and adds a spacious feeling to the sound. A long delay time of reflected sounds, provides resonant tones which emulate a concert hall.

DRAMA (CINEMA)

This mode is designed for movies with a lot of dialog. The elements of dialog are enhanced, making the characters seem more real. The mode also compresses the dynamic range somewhat so loud sounds do not overpower softer ones (compare this with the MIDNIGHT mode explained on p.41).

ACTION

This mode is designed for action movies, which generally use lots of sound effects. The mode enriches the sound to make it more realistic and extends the parameters to pick up high and low sound effects.

5-D THEATER

This mode is especially designed to give sound depth to stereo sources. The overall effect builds a dynamic and broad sound space, allowing two-channel (stereo) signals to faithfully imitate a five speaker sound. The mode should be used in conjunction with Dolby Pro Logic for sources bearing the mark.

memo When a Dolby Digital soundtrack is played back the Dialog Normalization function of the receiver activates automatically. Dialog Normalization is a Dolby Digital function that establishes the average dialog level for

the program source being played. If the receiver's level does not match the average dialog level, first you see "DIAL. NORM" flash in the receiver's display and next OFFSET +4 dB (as an example) will appear. The number +4 dB is the difference between the receiver's gain structure and the Dolby Digital average dialog level. To match the average dialog level, subtract or add the OFFSET level. For example, if the OFFSET level is +4 dB, the amplifier's output is 4 dB over the average recorded level.

36

Basic Playback

DSP modes

The DSP (Digital Signal Processing) modes allow you to transform your living room into a variety of different sonic environments when playing either two-channel or multi-channel sources.

HALL 1

Simulates the acoustic effects of a large concert hall. Suitable for classical music.

A long delay time of reflected sounds, coupled with reverb effects, let the listener enjoy the dynamic and rich sounds characteristic of concert halls and powerful orchestral performances.

HALL 2

Simulates the acoustic environment of a very resonant concert hall. Rich reverberation and a full sound create the impression of a lively performance space.

JAZZ

Simulates the acoustic effects of a jazz club. Reflected sound is virtually below 100 msec so that the listener can enjoy a live band effect.

DANCE

Simulates the acoustic effects of a dance club. Features a strong bass sound.

Reflected sound delay time is virtually below 50 msec, for the listener to enjoy the visceral power of dance music.

THEATER 1

Reproduces sound field effects without losing the localization of each channel. Theater effects can be enjoyed without losing Dolby Digital/ Pro Logic effects when used in combination those formats (with movies

bearing

DOLBY SURROUND

trademark).

 

THEATER 2

Simulates the acoustic environment of a theater while maintaining proper localization of each channel.

Stereo mode

Use the STEREO mode to enjoy standard (two-channel) stereo sound from the front left and right speakers.

This mode also allows you to :

Use the BASS and TREBLE tone controls

Use DIRECT for truer reproduction of the original recording.

Use DIGITAL NR.

See display explanations on p.17 and front panel explanations on p.18-21 for details on SPEAKERS (A/B) , BASS (–/+) and TREBLE (–/+). See p. 41 for DIGITAL NR explanation.

memo When listening to Dolby Digital or DTS sources, DIGITAL NR does not function even if you select STEREO.

OPERATION

37

Basic Playback

Selecting a Sound Mode

To ensure the best possible surround sound, be sure to complete the set up procedures described in “Setting Up for Surround Sound” (starting on page 24) before using the sound modes. This is particularly important when using the (Dolby) Digital or DTS sources. When using the sound modes, using SPEAKERS A will give the best results. If you use SPEAKERS B the sound will be down mixed to the two front B speakers and the surround sound effect will be lost.

Surround operation

1

FUNCTION

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

THX

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

/dts

 

STANDARD

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

ADVANCED

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

STEREO

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSP

 

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

 

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

 

 

Select the sound mode.

For HOME THX CINEMA \ Press THX

For ADVANCED THEATER \ Press ADVANCED THEATER

Each press changes the ADVANCED THEATER mode as follows:

=MUSICAL = DRAMA = ACTION

5-D THEATER +

For STANDARD \ Press STANDARD

For DSP modes \ Press DSP repeatedly Each press changes the DSP mode as follows:

= HALL 1 = HALL 2 = JAZZ = DANCE

THEATER 2 + THEATER 1 +

For STEREO \ Press STEREO

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DSP

STEREO

VSX-27TX

 

 

THX

STANDARD

 

CINEMA

ADVANCED

 

 

 

The effects of ADVANCED THEATER mode can be adjusted in the range of 10 to 90 by pressing EFFECT –/+ (The default setting is 70). Also, the effect level can be set in each ADVANCED THEATER mode by pressing the EFFECT(–/+) button. 5-D THEATER modes cannot be changed.

The amount of effect of each DSP mode can be adjusted in the range of 10 to 90 (the default setting value is 70) by pressing EFFECT –/+.

When a digital input is selected, using some discs with a huge amount of information may cause the overload indicator to light up. If the overload indicator is lit in the THX, ADVANCED THEATER and DSP mode, the signal may be distorting. To ensure there's no distortion you can switch to the STANDARD mode.

38

Basic Playback

Playing Sources with Dolby Digital or DTS Sound

The following instructions show you how to play Dolby Digital or DTS sound sources with the VSX-27TX/26TX/24TX.

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

1

2

6

4

3

1 Turn on the receiver.

2 Press the function button of the component (DVD/ LD etc.) you want to listen to/watch.

You can only use this remote to control the component if it's made by PIONEER. For all other makers you need to setup the remote specifically to control your component (See p. 48).

3 Choose a sound mode by pressing THX, ADVANCED THEATER or STANDARD.

The default setting is STEREO.

(For more see “Sound Modes” p. 36-37.)

4 Press SIGNAL SELECT on the remote control or SIGNAL SELECT on the front panel to select the input signal corresponding to the source component (VSX-27TX can be set to AUTO, while the VSX-26TX/24TX should be set to DIGITAL).

(See “Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL signal input” on p. 40.)

5 Play a source (for example, a DVD player).

6 Adjust the volume by using the volume buttons on

the remote control or the MASTER VOLUME on the front panel.

1

3

2

 

VSX-27TX

memo

5

memo

We recommend using different modes for different types of

 

 

DTS material. For watching movies, the THX or ADVANCED

 

THEATER setting should provide the best results. For

 

listening to music, the STANDARD, DIRECT, STEREO, or DSP

 

modes should serve the listener best.

VSX-26TX and VSX-24TX models :

When playing LD recorded in Dolby Digital

When connecting a DVD/LD player or LD player using the AC-3 RF output, a commercially available RF demodulator (RFD-1) is required. The RF demodulator changes the RF signal to a digital signal which is then processed by the receiver at the digital input jacks. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the RFD-1.

Refer to pages 72, 73 for explanations of Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, and DTS.

VSX-27TX model :

Make sure you connect your DVD/LD or LD players using the AC-3 RF jack. If your player has an AC-3 RF output this will ensure you can use all LDs. Refer to pages 10, 11 and 34.

OPERATION

39

Basic Playback

Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL Signal Input

This switch moves the input fed to the receiver between analog, digital and AC-3RF (VSX-27TX only) sources . You need to take special care to switch to the appropriate input, when necessary. For example, the switch would have to be on digital to use DOLBY DIGITAL or DTS surround sound but it would have to be on analog to record to the analog out jacks on the receiver. On the VSX-27TX the default setting is AUTO (which chooses digital when all three are available but goes with whatever is available if it is the only choice) . On the VSX-26/24TX the default setting is ANALOG.

FUNCTION

ENTER

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

1 Press SIGNAL SELECT on the remote control or

SIGNAL

SIGNAL SELECT on the front panel to select the

input signal corresponding to the source

SELECT

component.

 

Each press switches the signal in the order below:

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

SIGNAL SELECT

VSX-27TX

VSX-27TX model

= AUTO = ANALOG = DIGITAL = AC-3RF

VSX-26TX/24TX models

=ANALOG

DIGITAL+

2 When SIGNAL SELECT is set to DIGITAL, AC-3 lights when a Dolby Digital signal is input, and DTS lights when a DTS signal is input

SIGNAL

SELECT

SIGNAL

SELECT

SP A

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

AC-3

AC-3

SIGNAL

SELECT

SIGNAL

SELECT

SP A

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

DTS

When a Dolby Digital signal is input.

When a DTS signal is input.

DTS

memo

In the AUTO setting (VSX-27TX only), SIGNAL SELECT chooses the signal in the following order: AC-3 RF, DIGITAL, ANALOG.

If the Digital-In Select (see p.34) choices are set to OFF, the SIGNAL SELECT will default to ANALOG.

Because the audio from a karaoke microphone and LD recorded with analog audio only is not output from the digital output, set SIGNAL SELECT to “ANALOG”.

This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32kHz, 44kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz), and DTS digital signal formats. It cannot play back digital signals other than these so for those kinds of formats you'll have to play them back in an analog manner (making sure your equipment is hooked up with analog connections and setting the SIGNAL SELECT to "ANALOG").

When an LD or CD with DTS is played back with the SIGNAL SELECT set in “ANALOG,” digital noise caused by playing back the DTS directly (with no decoding) is output. To prevent noise, you need to make digital connections (See p. 10, 11) and set SIGNAL SELECT to “DIGITAL” (VSX-27TX could also be set to "AUTO").

Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player.

40

Basic Playback

Reducing noise during playback (DIGITAL NR function)

To reduce extraneous noise switch on DIGITAL NR. This noise reduction can only be used in the STEREO mode.

SYSTEM

 

/dts

 

1 Press STEREO on the remote control or on the

 

SETUP

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

front panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

1, 2

 

 

 

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Press DIGITAL NR on the remote control or on the

 

 

 

 

front panel.

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

Each press switches DIGITAL NR on or off.

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

SIGNAL

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

SP A

 

 

SP A

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

dB

j DIGITAL

dB

memo

1 2

VSX-27TX

When DIGITAL NR is on and Dolby Digital or DTS signals are input, DIGITAL NR is automatically switched off.

In cases described below, noises may not be reduced even if DIGITAL NR is on.

·Sudden noise

·Extremely loud noise

·Signals that do not contain many high frequencies

For each source, DIGITAL NR is effective at and above levels shown below.

·

Cassette tape

............................20 dB

·

Video tape ................................

15 dB

·

AM tuner ........................

10 to 15 dB

·

FM tuner .........................

15 to 16 dB

*Depending on the condition of the source, there may not be a noticeable improvement in the quality of the sound.

Listening in MIDNIGHT LISTENING Mode

This feature makes it possible to get excellent surround sound effects even when listening at low volumes. It can be used with a variety of surround sound sources and plays soundtracks so that the quieter sounds are audible while the noisier sounds don’t become overly loud or distorted. It does this by bringing all the sounds in a given soundtrack closer together in volume. Compare this feature with the D-Range Control (only for Dolby Digital sources) on p. 33.

/dts

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

Press MIDNIGHT.

 

 

SETUP

 

 

 

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

Each press switches MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode on or off.

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

MIDNIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

MIDNIGHT STEREO

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

SP A

 

dB

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

 

 

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

 

 

 

 

memo

The effect adjusts itself automatically in accordance with

MIDNIGHT

 

the volume level.

 

 

 

• You can’t use the MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode with the

VSX-27TX

 

THX, DIRECT or EXTERNAL DECODER modes.

 

 

OPERATION

41

Basic Playback

External decoder playback

This feature allows you to connect an external decoder to enjoy certain types of specialized sources.

Press EXTERNAL DECODER IN.

Each press switches the input between the previous mode and

EXTERNAL DECODER.

 

SIGNAL

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

EXTERNAL DECODER IN

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SP A

 

dB

ANALOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

 

memo

When EXTERNAL DECODER is selected only the volume

 

level and channel levels can be set. All of this unit’s other

 

features (DSP modes, ADVANCED THEATER modes,

 

DIRECT mode, TONE controls, etc.), as well as the TUNER

 

and PHONO modes, cannot be used. Also, all speaker

 

settings and other setup settings have no effect.

96kHz 24bit Performance

This receiver is capable of playing back advanced DVD discs which are recorded in 96kHz/24 bit format (these are all stereo discs). The receiver will automatically read the format of the disc and play accordingly (of course the SIGNAL SELECT will have to set to AUTO (VSX-27TX only) or DIGITAL to read the DVD soundtrack). When the receiver plays a 96 kHz/24 bit disc "96 kHz" appears in the display. If you try to use one of the functions or modes mentioned below "96kHz" will light on the display, as shown below, indicating the procedure is not possible.

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SP

 

dB

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

memo

• When a 96kHz/24 bit disc is played back the volume may

be louder than that of a normal disc.

 

Some DVD players cannot play 96kHz/24 bit discs. Check the manual of your DVD player to make sure.

During this playback you cannot use the tone controls, the DIRECT function, the LOUDNESS function, any of the sound modes, or any of the effect modes.

With 96kHz/24 bit discs you are able to use 5.1 ch EXTERNAL DECODER playback and the TAPE 2 MONITOR.

Listening in LOUDNESS Mode

The LOUDNESS mode allows you to boost the bass in a signal. It is useful for listening to music at low volumes.

LOUDNESS

Press LOUDNESS.

 

Each press switches LOUDNESS mode on or off.

 

SIGNAL

LOUDNESS

STEREO

VOLUME

 

SELECT

 

 

 

VSX-27TX

ANALOG SP A

 

 

dB

 

 

 

memo

You can’t use the LOUDNESS mode with the THX, DIRECT

 

or EXTERNAL DECODER modes.

 

42

Basic Playback

Adjusting bass and treble (tone control)

Use BASS (–/+) or TREBLE (–/+) to adjust the low and high frequencies (the receiver must be in STEREO mode).

BASS –/+

Press BASS (–/+) to adjust the low frequencies.

 

VSX-27TX

SELECT

 

 

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

ANALOG SP A

 

dB

 

 

 

Press TREBLE (–/+) to adjust the high frequencies.

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

SELECT

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

 

dB

 

 

 

TREBLE –/+

 

 

 

memo

• The tone control can be adjusted in a range of ±6 dB.

 

• The tone control cannot be adjusted in STANDARD,

 

ADVANCED THEATER modes as well as DSP, THX,

 

EXTERNAL DECODER, DIRECT, and 96kHz settings.

Direct playback

DIRECT

 

Press DIRECT to put the receiver in DIRECT mode.

 

VSX-27TX

This mode will give you the most accurate reproduction of two

 

 

 

 

channels sources.

 

 

memo

 

 

• None of the tone controls or other sound modes can

 

 

be used.

Adjusting the brightness of the display (front panel only)

Use the FL DIMMER button to adjust the brightness of the fluorescent display (FL=fluorescent display).

FL DIMMER

 

 

VSX-27TX/26TX

 

 

 

Press FL DIMMER.

 

Four levels of brightness ranging from very dim to very bright can be

 

selected. Each press changes the brightness of the display. When

 

rotating through the options, the default brightness can also be

 

selected.

 

FL DIMMER

 

 

VSX-24TX

memo

Please note: it is a feature of this unit that the fluorescent

 

 

display will be brighter for a few seconds after you choose

 

 

a function (like DVD/LD, CD, etc.) and then get softer. This

 

 

will still happen when you adjust the brightness but the

 

 

new setting will be the one the display softens to.

OPERATION

43

Using the Tuner

Automatic and Manual Tuning

The following steps show you how to tune in FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the exact frequency of the station you desire, see “Direct Access Tuning“ on the following page.

 

ë

1 Press the TUNER button.

S0URCE

RECEIVER

 

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

On the remote, this selects the TUNER function on the

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

1

receiver and sets the remote to the TUNER operation mode.

 

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

 

 

 

MPX

 

TAPE1

 

 

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

2

SELECT

 

 

 

¦

7

3

8

 

 

dB

3

 

FM

 

- TUNING +

- STATION +

 

 

 

 

 

1 Á 4 ¢

 

 

 

 

DTV ON/OFF DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

4 5 6

7 8 9

GUIDE

EXIT

0 ENTER

2 Press BAND button on the remote or the FM/AM button on the front panel to select the band (FM or AM).

+10

 

DISC

 

Each press switches the band: FM j AM

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

4

 

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

VOLUME

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

TV FUNC

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

 

dB

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

 

 

 

 

/CH SEL

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

ENTER

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

3 Tune in the station.

For Automatic Tuning

Press and hold TUNING –/+ for about one second, then release.

The tuner starts searching the selected band and stop automatically at the first station it locates. Repeat to locate other stations.

For Manual Tuning

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

To change frequencies one step at a time, press TUNING –/ + repeatedly.

To change frequencies quickly, hold down TUNING –/+ and release when you reach the frequency you desire.

2 3

1

VSX-27TX

 

MPX

4

 

4 Adjust the volume.

MPX Mode

If the TUNED or STEREO indicators do not light when tuning an FM station, because the station is too far away or the broadcast signal is weak, press MPX on the remote control or front panel to switch to MONO reception. This should improve reception enough for you to enjoy the broadcast.

44

Using the Tuner

Direct Access Tuning

The following steps show you how to tune directly to a specific frequency using the remote control.

 

 

 

 

ë

 

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

 

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

 

¦

7

3

8

 

- TUNING +

- STATION +

 

1 Á 4 ¢

 

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

4

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

 

 

 

7

8

 

9

 

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

 

+10

 

 

DISC

 

 

TV

 

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

1

3

2

5

1 Press TUNER.

This selects the TUNER function on the receiver and sets the remote to the TUNER operation mode.

The previously tuned station is received automatically.

2 Press BAND button on the remote or the FM/AM button on the front panel to select the band (FM or AM).

Each press switches the band : FM j AM

3 Press DIRECT ACCESS to activate the direct Access tuning mode.

The cursor blinks in the display on the front panel.

TV FUNC

 

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

 

SELECT

A

 

 

 

ANALOG SP

dB

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

 

/CH SEL

 

 

FUNCTION

ENTER

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

4 Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the station you want.

Example:

To tune station 106.00 (FM), press:

1 = 0

= 6 = 0 = 0

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

SELECT

A

 

ANALOG SP

dB

 

STEREO

TUNED

 

To cancel before inputting the frequency

Press DIRECT ACCESS, and enter the frequency again.

5 Adjust the volume.

OPERATION

45

Using the Tuner

Memorizing Frequently Used Stations

The following steps show you how to memorize up to 30 radio stations in 3 classes (each holding 10 channels). When memorizing FM frequencies, the receiver also memorizes the MPX mode (STEREO or MONO).

Using the front panel

 

3

1 Tune in the desired station.

 

 

See "Automatic and Manual Tuning" or "Direct Access Tuning"

 

 

VSX-27TX

 

on pages 44 and 45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Press MEMORY to activate the memory function.

 

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

ANALOG SP A

 

dB

 

 

STEREO

 

 

 

TUNED

 

 

2 4

3 Press CLASS repeatedly to select a class number.

Each press switches the display:

= CLASS A = CLASS B = CLASS C

4 Press STATION –/+ repeatedly to select a channel (0~9) within the respective class.

SIGNAL

STEREO

 

VOLUME

 

SELECT

 

 

 

ANALOG SPA

STEREO

TUNED

dB

The station is memorized automatically after 5 seconds.

If you want to escape from MEMORY mode

Press the MEMORY button again.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 to memorize up to 30 stations.

46

Using the Tuner

Recalling Memorized Stations

Using the remote control

 

 

 

 

ë

 

1 Press TUNER.

 

 

 

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

 

This selects the TUNER function on the receiver and sets the

 

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

1

remote to the TUNER operation mode.

 

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

2

 

TAPE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

 

ANALOG SP A

 

dB

¦

7

3

8

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

- TUNING +

- STATION +

 

 

 

 

 

1 Á 4 ¢

 

 

 

 

 

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

4

5

 

6

 

2 Press CLASS repeatedly to select a class number.

7

8

 

9

 

 

 

 

Each press switches the display:

 

GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

+10

 

 

DISC

 

= CLASS A = CLASS B = CLASS C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV FUNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

 

3 Use the number buttons to select the channel

 

/CH SEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

To select channel 7, press

7 .

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/dts

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP

 

To select channel 0, press

0 .

 

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

 

 

SETUP

 

For example : If 99.50 MHz (FM) was memorized in class A at

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

channel 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

STEREO

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

 

ANALOG SP A

 

dB

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

 

STEREO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNED

 

 

To skip through each channel in order

Press STATION –/+ repeatedly.

Using the front panel

2

1

VSX-27TX

 

1 Select the TUNER function.

2 Press CLASS repeatedly to select a class number.

3 Press STATION –/+ repeatedly to select the channel you want.

3

OPERATION

47

Remote Control of Other components

Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components

In addition to controlling the receiver, the supplied remote control can operate your other components (VCR, TV, LD, CD, etc.) after you program it to do so. In this way, instead of fumbling with many different controls and buttons, you only need to use one remote control. If your component(s) are listed in the remote control's memory, simply follow the steps below. If your component(s) are not listed, or if you want the remote to learn additional operations, you can use the learning mode to input the information from the remote controls supplied with your other components.

Recalling preset codes

The following steps show you how to recall preset codes stored in the remote control. Once a preset code is recalled and the component assigned, you can use this remote to easily operate the component.

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3

See “Preset Code List“ on p. 75 for the components and manufacturers available.

 

ë

 

1 Turn on your TV and the receiver.

S0URCE

RECEIVER

1

MULTI

SYSTEM

Make sure your TV is set to the appropriate video input (e.g.

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

 

DVD/LD TV/SAT

VCR1 VCR2

 

VIDEO 1).

MULTI CONTROL

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

TV FUNC

2 Press REMOTE SETUP.

The REMOTE SET UP menu appears on your TV screen.

Select Remote

Setup Mode

Remote SETUP+1

Preset Recall

Remote SETUP+2

Learning

Remote SETUP+3

Multi-Operation

Remote SETUP+4

Direct Function

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

 

/CH SEL

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

/dts

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

2,3

SETUP

REMOTE

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

SETUP

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

You have four set up options: 1 PRESET RECALL

2 LEARNING

3 MULTI OPERATION (See p.63)

4 DIRECT FUNCTION (See p.65)

PRESET RECALL and LEARNING are the two modes that teach the remote control to operate your other components. It's easiest to start with PRESET RECALL and, if set up isn't possible for certain components, move on to the LEARNING mode.

3 Press REMOTE SETUP and 1 at the same time to select the PRESET RECALL SETUP mode.

All the MULTI CONTROL buttons (except the TUNER button) start to blink.

To cancel the PRESET RECALL SETUP mode

Press REMOTE SET UP.

48

6

7

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Remote Control of Other Components

 

4 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the

 

component you want to control.

4

The selected button lights steadily and the first manufacturer

(and preset code(s)) appear on your TV screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preset Recall

 

 

 

 

1Select function

 

 

 

 

2Select products [5°23]

 

 

3Input ID CODE

 

 

 

 

2[TAPE ] 3 Page

1/11

 

 

 

5[SONY

] °

 

 

[ 801 806

]

 

EXIT=Remote setup

5

Press the 2/3 buttons to choose the function and

 

 

 

then press the 5´° buttons repeatedly to display

 

5

 

the name of the component's manufacturer.

 

 

Most manufacturers have been programmed into the receiver,

 

 

 

but if your component is made by a small or relatively unknown

 

 

 

manufacturer you may not be able to find it.

 

 

 

 

 

6 Point the remote toward the component to be

 

 

 

controlled, enter the 3 digit setup code.

 

 

 

When you enter the setup code, the remote emits a power ON/

 

 

 

OFF signal. If the component turns ON or OFF, you have entered

OPERATION

 

 

the proper code.

 

 

 

If the component does not turn ON or OFF and there is more than one setup code, try inputting another code (starting again from step 4). Some manufacturers use several sets of remote control signals and the first code may not correspond to your component.

Repeat steps 4 through 6 to assign preset codes for as many components as necessary.

If you can't get your component to respond to any of the codes you can still program the component into the remote control using the procedure in the next section.

7 Press REMOTE SETUP to exit the PRESET RECALL SETUP mode.

The remote control and TV return to their previous operation modes.

49

Remote Control of Other Components

Learning mode: Programming signals from other remote controls

If preset codes are not available for your component(s), or the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you can use this function to program in signals from the remote control(s) of your other component(s). This operation can also be used after recalling a preset code to program additional operations not covered in the preset codes.

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

Turn on your TV and the receiver.

1

 

Make sure your TV is set to the appropriate video input (e.g.

 

 

4

 

VIDEO 1).

 

 

 

 

2

Press REMOTE SETUP.

The REMOTE SET UP menu appears on your TV screen.

3

2

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Select Remote

Setup Mode

Remote SETUP+1

Preset Recall

Remote SETUP+2

Learning

Remote SETUP+3

Multi-Operation

Remote SETUP+4

Direct Function

3 Press REMOTE SETUP and 2 at the same time to select the LEARNING SETUP mode.

All the MULTI CONTROL buttons (except the TUNER button) start to blink.

To cancel LEARNING SETUP mode

Press REMOTE SET UP.

Learning Setup

1Place both commanders pointing at each other.

2Select the item from the Multi-control buttons that should be duplicated. (ex. DVD) Multi-control button starts blinking.

EXIT=Remote setup

4 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the component you want to control.

Each button can be set to control one of the following components

The selected button continues to blink.

Learning Setup

3Press one button that should be duplicated.

4Multi-Contorol button lights up.

5Press one button on the original commander, and hold 2 to 10 seconds.

6Repeat this process to duplicate next command. EXIT=Remote setup

50

Remote Control of Other Components

 

 

 

 

ë

5 Press the button to be programmed.

5

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

The MULTI CONTROL button lights steadily.

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

 

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

• The TV POWER, TV FUNC and TV VOL +/– buttons are only

 

 

MD/

 

 

available for learning when programming TV CONTROL

 

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

 

 

CD

TAPE1

TUNER

TVCONT

operations.

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

 

¦

7

3

8

 

 

- TUNING +

- STATION +

 

 

1 Á 4 ¢

 

 

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

6 Point the remote controls at each other and press

 

1

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

 

6

the button on the other remote control for the

 

7

8

 

9

operation you wish to program .

 

 

1 Point the remote controls toward each other.

 

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

0

 

ENTER

 

 

+10

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

TV

 

 

3 inches

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

 

TV FUNC

 

 

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

2 Hold down the button on the other remote control

 

/CH SEL

corresponding to the operation you wish to program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

Release when the MULTI CONTROL button on the receiver's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

remote control starts blinking.

 

 

 

 

SELECT

(The MULTI CONTROL button blinks to indicate that the

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

operation has been learned.)

 

 

 

/dts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

 

 

SETUP

To program additional operations for the current component

7

REMOTE

 

 

 

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

Repeat steps 5 and 6.

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL NR

 

 

 

 

 

To program operations for another component

 

 

 

 

 

Repeat steps 4 through 6.

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

7 Press REMOTE SETUP to exit the LEARNING SETUP mode.

The remote control and TV return to their previous operation modes.

OPERATION

51

Remote Control of Other Components

Using Remote Control with Other Components

DVD or LD player operations

memo

The following operations are available from the receiver's remote control after you program your DVD or

LD player's preset code, but some operations may need to be learned by the receiver (see “Setting Up the

 

 

Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ p. 48-51).

To perform these operations, press the DVD/LD button to set the remote to the DVD or LD operation mode.

For more information on individual commands consult the manual that came with the component.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

ë

S0URCE

 

 

RECEIVER

 

MULTI

SYSTEM

 

 

OPERATION

OFF

 

DVD/LD

TV/SAT

VCR1

VCR2

 

MULTI CONTROL

 

CD

MD/

TUNER

TVCONT

TAPE1

 

 

 

CLASS

MPX

BAND

DIRECT ACCESS

¦

7

3

8

- TUNING +

- STATION +

1 Á 4 ¢

DTV ON/OFF

DTV MENU

- CHANNEL +

1

2

 

3

4

5

 

6

7

8

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

0

 

ENTER

+10

 

 

DISC

 

TV

 

 

TV VOL

TV CONTROL

 

VOLUME

 

TV FUNC

 

EFFECT

MENU

MUTE

/CH SEL

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

SIGNAL

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

/dts

 

SYSTEM

THX

ADVANCED

STANDARD

SETUP

REMOTE

MIDNIGHT

DSP

STEREO

SETUP

DIGITAL NR

DIGITAL MULTI PROCESSING AMPLIFIER

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

1

SOURCE

 

Press to switch the DVD or LD player on or off.

2

7

8

Press to stop playback.

¦ (TOP MENU)

3

9

Press to call up the menu programed on the DVD ( for

 

0

DVD only).