Sirius Satellite Radio ACCURIAN 6.1ch Sirius-Ready A-V Surround Receiver User Manual

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6.1ch Sirius-ReadyA/V

Surround Receiver

Thank you for purchasing this Accurian 6.1 ch Sirius-ReadyA/V Surround Receiver.

WHAT’s INCLUDED

 

AM Loop Antenna

User’s Guide

 

FM T-TypeAntenna

Adapter for FM Antenna

 

Remote Control

Batteries for Remote Control (2)

Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up, or using your new Receiver

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

This symbol 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.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying this device.

WARNING:TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

The equipment draws nominal nonoperating power from the AC outlet with its POWER switch in the STANDBY position.

For CANADA

CAUTION - TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

CAUTION Regarding Placement

To maintain proper ventilation, be sure to leave a space around the unit (from the largest outer dimensions including projections) equal to, or greater than, shown below.

Left and Right Panels : 4 inches (10 cm)

Rear Panel : 4 inches (10 cm)

Top Panel : 20 inches (50 cm)

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

1.Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

2.Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3.Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4.Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions should be followed.

5.Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

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

7.Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water – for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.

8.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.

9.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.

10.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-ininstallation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.

11.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. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.

12.Grounding or Polarization — This product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-

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current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).This plug will fit into the power 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.

13.Power-CordProtection —Power-supplycords 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.

14.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-upstatic 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 thelead-inwire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location ofantenna-dischargeunit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:

This reminder is provided to call the CATV (Cable TV) system installer’s attention to article 820-40of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as possible.

15.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-linesurges.

16.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.

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

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18.Object and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-outparts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

19.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.

20.Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a.When the power-supplycord or plug is damaged.

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

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

d.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.

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

f.When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance — this indicates a need for service.

21.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.

22.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.

23.Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.

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

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Contents

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...................................

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Introducing SIRIUS Satellite Radio .......................................

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Getting Started

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Before Operating Your Product .............................................

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Connecting Speakers ..............................................................

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Connecting Your Amplifier/Receiver

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Pre Out and Speakers...............................................................

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Choosing a Location for Your Speakers ............................

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

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

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

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Connecting the Sirius Home Tuner.....................................

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AC Power Cord............................................................................

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Front Panel Controls

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Remote Control

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Remote Sensor ...........................................................................

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Battery Installation....................................................................

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Advanced Operation

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Recording a Source...................................................................

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TONE Control .............................................................................

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Muting ..........................................................................................

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Sleep Timer Function ..............................................................

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NIGHT MODE Function ...........................................................

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DIMMER .......................................................................................

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Radio Reception

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FM MODE......................................................................................

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Presetting

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Automatic Memory Presetting .............................................

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Manual Memory Presetting ..................................................

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SIRIUS Satellite Radio Tuner

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Video Operations

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VCR Dubbing ..............................................................................

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Deck Dubbing ............................................................................

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OSD Function..............................................................................

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Speaker Configuration

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Size of Speakers ........................................................................

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Balancing Speaker Relative Volume (Output Level) .....

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Input the Distance From Your Listening Position .........

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Balancing Speaker Relative Volume ...................................

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Surround Modes

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Selecting a Surround Mode ..................................................

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Setting up Surround Modes .................................................

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Surround Mode and the Input Signal ................................

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STEREO Mode ............................................................................

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Troubleshooting

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Specifications

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Introducing SIRIUS Satellite Radio

With over 120 channels of the best entertainment and completely commercial-freemusic for your car, home or o ce. Only SIRIUS has more than 65 original music channels, from today’s hits to R&B oldies to classical masterpieces. From authentic country and real bluegrass to cool jazz, hot Latin, Reggae, rock and many more. Best of all, it’s all completelycommercial-free.

SIRIUS also has more than 55 channels of world-classsports, news and entertainment. Included as part of your subscription, you get up to 16 NFL games a week, up to 40 NBA games a week and up to 40 NHL games a week, (Games are broadcast during their respective seasons.), coupled with great sports news from ESPN, the SIRIUS sports o ering is unrivaled. And don’t forget a host of other great news and entertainment, like NPR, CNBC, Fox News, Radio Disney and E! Entertainment Radio. For more information, visit www.sirius.com.

How to Subscribe

This unit is Sirius-ready.It requires a Sirius Connect™ Home Tuner (purchased separately) and a Sirius Satellite Radio subscription is needed to listen to the Sirius Satellite Radio. For more information, visit https://activate.siriusradio.com.

About the SIRIUS Mark

SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready

© 2006 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. "SIRIUS" and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc.

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Getting Started

Before Operating Your Product

Choose your installation location carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to a source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to vibrations and excessive dust, heat, cold, or moisture.

Do not cover the ventilation hole. Make sure there is enough space above and beside the amplifier/receiver. Do not place a CD player or other equipment on top of the amplifier/receiver.

Do not open the cabinet as this might result in damage to the circuitry or electrical shock. If a foreign object should get into the set, contact your local RadioShack® store.

When removing the power plug from the wall outlet, always pull directly on the plug, never yank the cord.

Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents as this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.

Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

Caution

Turn o the power of all the equipment before making connections.

Read instructions of each component you intend to use with this unit.

Be sure to insert each plug securely. To prevent hum and noise, do not bundle the connection cords with the power cord or speaker cord.

Do not connect this unit and other components or to the main power until all connections between components have been completed.

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Connecting Speakers

Caution: To avoid damaging the speakers with a suddenhigh-levelsignal, be sure to switch the power o before connecting the speakers.

Check the impedance of your speakers.

Connect speakers with an impedance of 6 ohms or more.

The amplifier’s red speaker terminals are the positive (+) terminals and the black terminals are the negative (-)terminals.

The + side of the speaker cable is marked to make it distinguishable from the - side of the cable. Connect this marked side to the red + terminal and the unmarked side to the black terminal.

Prepare the speaker cords for connection by stripping o approximately 10 mm or less (no more, as this could cause a short circuit) of the outer insulation. Twist the wires tightly together so that they do not fray:

How to Connect

1.Loosen the knob by turning it counterclockwise.

2.Insert the bare part of the wire into the hole inside of each terminal.

3.Tighten the knob by turning it clockwise to secure the wire.

Note: Make sure the cord is fastened securely by pulling it lightly.

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