VSX-520-S/-KDiscover the benefits of registering your product online athttp://www.pioneer.co.uk (or http://www.pioneer.eu)...
IMPORTANT                                                                 CAUTION                                         ...
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08 Making recordingsMaking an audio or a video recording . . . . . . 4709 Other connectionsBluetooth® ADAPTER for Wireless...
Flow of settings on the receiver     The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped                 The colors of the ste...
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01       Before you start     Ventilation     When installing this unit, make sure to leave     space around the unit for ...
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02       Controls and displays         TUNER EDIT                                  Operating range of remote control      ...
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02      Controls and displays        2D+        Lights when a source with Dolby Digital        Plus encoded audio signals ...
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02       Controls and displays         STEREO/A.L.C.                                              Press TUNER first to acc...
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03       Connecting your equipment     Chapter 3:     Connecting your equipment     Placing the speakers     By connecting...
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03        Connecting your equipment     HDMI cables                                                          • Input of mu...
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03        Connecting your equipment     Connecting a TV and playback components     Connecting using HDMI                 ...
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  1. 1. VSX-520-S/-KDiscover the benefits of registering your product online athttp://www.pioneer.co.uk (or http://www.pioneer.eu).Découvrez les nombreux avantages offerts en enregistrant votre produit en lignemaintenant sur http://www.pioneer.fr (ou http://www.pioneer.eu).Зарегистрируйте Baшe изделие на http://www.pioneer-rus.ru (илиhttp://www.pioneer.eu). Oзнакомьтесь с преимуществами регистрации в ИнтернетOperating InstructionsMode d’emploiИнструкции по эксплуатации
  2. 2. IMPORTANT CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, CAUTION: The exclamation point within an equilateral within an equilateral triangle, is intended to TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC triangle is intended to alert the user to the alert the user to the presence of uninsulated SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR presence of important operating and “dangerous voltage” within the product’s BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS maintenance (servicing) instructions in the enclosure that may be of sufficient INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED literature accompanying the appliance. magnitude to constitute a risk of electric SERVICE PERSONNEL. shock to persons. D3-4-2-1-1_A1_EnReplacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualifiedservice personnel. IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 10 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 10 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362. Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse. If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer. If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket. If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician. IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue : Neutral Brown : Live As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows; The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED. How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse. D3-4-2-1-2-2*_A1_EnWARNING VENTILATION CAUTIONThis equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or When installing this unit, make sure to leave spaceshock hazard, do not place any container filled with around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiationliquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower (at least 40 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 20 cm at eachpot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or side).moisture. D3-4-2-1-3_A1_En WARNING Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product,WARNING and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fireBefore plugging in for the first time, read the following hazard, the openings should never be blocked orsection carefully. covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths,The voltage of the available power supply differs curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpetaccording to country or region. Be sure that the or a bed.power supply voltage of the area where this unit D3-4-2-1-7b*_A1_Enwill be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 Vor 120 V) written on the rear panel. D3-4-2-1-4*_A1_EnWARNINGTo prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flamesources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment. D3-4-2-1-7a_A1_En
  3. 3. Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries Symbol for These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean equipment that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points in accordance with your national legislation. By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable Symbol examples resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the for batteries environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items. These symbols are only valid in the European Union. For countries outside the European Union: If you wish to discard these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal. Pb K058a_A1_EnOperating Environment This product is for general household purposes. AnyOperating environment temperature and humidity: failure due to use for other than household purposes+5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH (such as long-term use for business purposes in a(cooling vents not blocked) restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requiresDo not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in repair will be charged for even during the warrantylocations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or period.strong artificial light) K041_A1_En D3-4-2-1-7c*_A1_En If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC Manufactured under license from Dolby outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, Surround EX and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and and the double-D symbol are trademarks of mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified Dolby Laboratories. service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make sure it is properly disposed of after removal. Manufactured under license under U.S. The equipment should be disconnected by removing Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; the mains plug from the wall socket when left unused 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; for a long period of time (for example, when on 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. vacation). D3-4-2-2-1a_A1_En and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks, & DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master CAUTION Audio, and the DTS logos are trademarks of The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not DTS, Inc. Product includes software. © DTS, completely shut off all power from the AC outlet. Inc. All Rights Reserved. Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the unit has been installed so that the power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation). D3-4-2-2-2a*_A1_En
  4. 4. Thank you for buying this 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. Contents Flow of settings on the receiver. . . 6 04 Basic Setup Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 01 Before you start Other problems when using the Auto Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MCACC Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 05 Listening to your system Basic playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 02 Controls and displays Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . 31 Operating range of remote control . . . . . . . 10 Listening in stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . 32 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Using the Sound Retriever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 03 Connecting your equipment Better sound using Phase Control. . . . . . . . . 33 Placing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . 34 Hints on the speaker placement . . . . . . . . . 17 Using surround back channel processing . . . 34 Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Setting the Up Mix function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Connect the surround back or front Setting the Audio options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 height speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Using the headphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 HDMI cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 06 The System Setup menu Analog audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using the System Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Digital audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Video cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 About video outputs connection . . . . . . . . . . 21 Crossover network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Connecting a TV and playback components . . . 22 Channel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Connecting using HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Speaker distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Connecting your component with no The Input Assign menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 HDMI terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Pre Out Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Connecting a satellite receiver or other digital set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, VCR 07 Using the tuner and other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Listening to the radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . 24 Improving FM stereo sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Connecting other audio components . . . . . . 24 Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Using external antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Naming preset stations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 An introduction to RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Searching for RDS programs . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Displaying RDS information . . . . . . . . . . . . 464En
  5. 5. 08 Making recordingsMaking an audio or a video recording . . . . . . 4709 Other connectionsBluetooth® ADAPTER for Wireless EnglishEnjoyment of Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Wireless music play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 EnglishFrançaisItaliano Connecting Optional Bluetooth ADAPTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Pairing Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth wireless technology device . . . . . 49 Listening to Music Contents of Bluetooth wireless technology device with Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5010 Additional informationTroubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Español HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Important information regarding the HDMI connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Resetting the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 FrançaisCleaning the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Deutsch Nederlands Español 5 En
  6. 6. Flow of settings on the receiver The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped The colors of the steps indicate the following: with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily after following the Required setting item procedure below to make the connections and settings. Setting to be made as necessary 1 Before you start  • Checking what’s in the box (page 7) 4 Power On • Loading the batteries (page 7) Make sure you’ve set the video input on your TV to  this receiver. Check the manual that came with the TV if you don’t know how to do this. 2 Connecting the speakers Where you place the speakers will have a big  effect on the sound. Place your speakers as 5 The Pre Out Setting (page 42) shown below for the best surround sound effect. (When connecting the front height speakers.) • Placing the speakers (page 16) • Connecting the speakers (page 18) The Input Assign menu (page 42) • Connect the surround back or front height (When using connections other than the speakers (page 19) recommended connections.) *Front Height Right (FHR)  *Front Height Left (FHL) Subwoofer (SW) 6 Use the automatic MCACC setup to set Listening Front Right (R) position up your system Surround • Automatically setting up for surround sound Front Right (SR) (MCACC) (page 27) Left (L) Center (C)  *Surround Back Right (SBR) 7 Basic playback (page 29) Surround Left (SL)  *Surround Back Left (SBL) 8 Adjusting the sound as desired • Using the various listening modes You can connect only one of either the surround back • Using the Sound Retriever (page 33) speaker or the front height speaker. • Better sound using Phase Control (page 33)  • Using surround back channel processing (page 34) 3 Connecting the components • Setting the Up Mix function (page 35) For surround sound, you’ll want to hook up • Setting the Audio options (page 35) using a digital connection from the BD/DVD • Choosing the input signal (page 38) player to the receiver. • Manual speaker setup (page 39) • About video outputs connection (page 21) • Connecting a TV and playback components (page 22) • Connecting antennas (page 25) • Plugging in the receiver (page 26) 6En
  7. 7. Before you start 01Chapter 1: EnglishBefore you start • Batteries with the same shape may haveChecking what’s in the box different voltages. Do not use different Français batteries together.Please check that you’ve received the followingsupplied accessories: • When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or • Setup microphone environmental public instruction’s rules • Remote control that apply in your country or area. Español • AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to • Do not use or store batteries in direct confirm system operation) x2 sunlight or other excessively hot place, • AM loop antenna such as inside a car or near a heater. This • FM wire antenna can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the • Power cord life or performance of batteries. • Warranty card • These operating instructions Installing the receiver • When installing this unit, make sure to putLoading the batteries it on a level and stable surface. Don’t install it on the following places: – on a color TV (the screen may distort) – near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound. – in direct sunlight – in damp or wet areas – in extremely hot or cold areasThe batteries included with the unit are to – in places where there is vibration or othercheck initial operations; they may not last over movementa long period. We recommend using alkaline – in places that are very dustybatteries that have a longer life. – in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen) CAUTIONIncorrect use of batteries may result in suchhazards as leakage and bursting. Observe thefollowing 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. 7 En
  8. 8. 01 Before you start Ventilation When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat dispersal (at least 40 cm at the top). If not enough space is provided between the unit and walls or other equipment, heat will build up inside, interfering with performance and/or causing malfunctions. 40 cm Receiver Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to protect the equipment from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, do not place anything directly on top of the unit, make sure the openings are never blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths and curtains), and do not operate the equipment on thick carpet or a bed.8En
  9. 9. Controls and displays 02Chapter 2: EnglishControls and displaysFront panel Français 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 AUDIO/ VIDEO MULTI- CHANNEL RECEIVER VSX-520 PHASE CONTROL Español STANDBY/ON SPEAKERS DIMMER DISPLAY BAND TUNE TUNER EDIT PRESET ENTER INPUT MASTER SELECTOR VOLUME PHONES LISTENING MODE AUTO/DIRECT STEREO/ALC STANDARD ADV SURROUND SOUND RETRIEVER MCACC SETUP MIC 9 10 11 121  STANDBY/ON DIMMER2 INPUT SELECTOR dial Dims or brightens the display. TheSelects an input source. brightness can be controlled in four steps.3 MCACC indicator DISPLAYLights when Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 34) Switches the display of this unit. Theis on (Acoustic Calibration EQ is automatically listening mode, sound volume, Pre Outset to on after the Auto MCACC Setup setting or input name can be checked by(page 27)). selecting an input source.14 Remote sensor 6 Character displayReceives the signals from the remote control See Display on page 11.(see Operating range of remote control on 7 Tuner control buttonspage 10). BAND5 SPEAKERS Switches between AM, FM ST (stereo) and Use to change the speaker system on or FM MONO radio bands (page 43). off. When the SP OFF is selected, no sound is output from the speakers connected to TUNE / this receiver. Used to find radio frequencies (page 43). Note1 The Pre Out setting may or may not be displayed, depending on the input source you have selected. 9 En
  10. 10. 02 Controls and displays TUNER EDIT Operating range of remote control Use with TUNE /, PRESET / and The remote control may not work properly if: ENTER to memorize and name stations for • There are obstacles between the remote recall (page 43, 44). control and the receiver’s remote sensor. PRESET / • Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is Use to select preset radio stations shining onto the remote sensor. (page 43). • The receiver is located near a device that is 8 MASTER VOLUME dial emitting infrared rays. 9 PHONES jack • The receiver is operated simultaneously Use to connect headphones. When the with another infrared remote control unit. headphones are connected, there is no sound output from the speakers (page 38). 10 Listening mode buttons AUTO/DIRECT Switches between Auto surround mode 30° (Auto playback on page 30) and Stream 30° Direct playback. Stream Direct playback bypasses the tone controls for the most 7m accurate reproduction of a source (page 33). STEREO/ALC Switches between stereo playback, Auto level control stereo mode (page 32) and Front Stage Surround Advance modes (page 32). STANDARD Press for Standard decoding and to switch between the various 2 Pro Logic II, 2 Pro Logic IIx, 2 Pro Logic IIz and NEO:6 options (page 30). ADV SURROUND Switches between the various surround modes (page 31). 11 SOUND RETRIEVER Press to restore CD quality sound to compressed audio sources (page 33). 12 MCACC SETUP MIC jack Use to connect a microphone when performing Auto MCACC setup.10En
  11. 11. Controls and displays 02 EnglishDisplay 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Français Español 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 161 PHASE 9 PRESET information or input signalLights when the Phase Control is switched on indicator(page 33). Shows the preset number of the tuner or the2 AUTO input signal type, etc.Lights when the Auto Surround feature is 10 Character displayswitched on (see Auto playback on page 30). Displays various system information.3 RDS 11 DTS indicatorsLights when an RDS broadcast is received DTS(page 45). Lights when a source with DTS encoded4 ST audio signals is detected.Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is beingreceived in auto stereo mode. HD Lights when a source with DTS-EXPRESS5 TUNE or DTS-HD encoded audio signals isLights when a broadcast is being received. detected.6 Speaker indicator ESShows if the speaker system is on or not Lights to indicate DTS-ES decoding.(page 9).SPA means the speakers are switched on. 96/24SP means the speakers are switched off. Lights when a source with DTS 96/24 encoded audio signals is detected.7 Sleep timer indicatorLights when the receiver is in sleep mode NEO:6(page 13). When one of the NEO:6 modes of the receiver is on, this lights to indicate8 Tuner preset indicators NEO:6 processing (page 30). PRESET 12 Dolby Digital indicators Shows when a preset radio station is registered or called. 2D Lights when a Dolby Digital encoded signal MEM is detected. Blinks when a radio station is registered. 11 En
  12. 12. 02 Controls and displays 2D+ Lights when a source with Dolby Digital Plus encoded audio signals is detected. 2HD Lights when a source with Dolby TrueHD encoded audio signals is detected. EX Lights to indicate Dolby Digital EX decoding. 2PLll(x) Lights to indicate 2 Pro Logic II / 2 Pro Logic IIx decoding. Light will go off during 2 Pro Logic IIz decoding (see Listening in surround sound on page 30 for more on this). 13 ADV.S. Lights when one of the Advanced Surround modes has been selected (see Using the Advanced surround effects on page 31 for more on this). 14 SIGNAL SELECT indicators DIGITAL Lights when a digital audio signal is selected. Blinks when a digital audio signal is selected and if selected audio input is not provided. HDMI Lights when an HDMI signal is selected. Blinks when an HDMI signal is selected and selected HDMI input is not provided. 15 Up Mix/DIMMER indicator Lights when the Up Mix function is set to ON (see page 35). Also, lights when DIMMER is set to off. 16 DIR. Lights when the DIRECT or PURE DIRECT mode is switched on (page 33).12En
  13. 13. Controls and displays 02 1 SLEEP EnglishRemote control Press to change the amount of time before the receiver switches into standby (30As for operating other devices, the remote min – 60 min – 90 min – Off). You can checkcontrol codes for the Pioneer products are the remaining sleep time at any time bypreset. The settings cannot be changed. pressing SLEEP once. 1 12 2  RECEIVER Français RECEIVER SLEEP TV SOURCE CONTROL Switches the receiver between standby and on. 2 RECEIVER INPUT SELECT DTV/TV 3 RECEIVER 3 INPUT Switches the remote to control the receiver 4 BD DVD TV 13 (used to select the white commands above the number buttons (MIDNIGHT, etc)). Also Español DVR CD CD-R CH 5 use this button to set up surround sound ADAPTER TUNER EQ (page 39) or Audio parameters (page 35). 4 INPUT SELECT PHASE S.RETRIEVER SIGNAL SEL VOL Use to select the input source. 6 5 MULTI CONTROL buttons AUTO/ STEREO/ BD MENU DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR Press to select control of other components. 7 AUDIO TUNER EDIT MASTER 6 Receiver control buttons PARAMETER TOOLS VOLUME MENU TUNE TOP MENU EQ 8 Press to switch on/off Acoustic Calibration PRESET PRESET ENTER 14 EQ setting (page 34). 9 HOME MENU PHASE T UN E SETUP PTY SEARCH RETURN BAND Press to switch on/off Phase Control MUTE (page 33). 15 10 BASS TRE S. RETRIEVER Press to restore CD quality sound to compressed audio sources (page 33). HDD DVD VCR 1 2 3 DISP 16 SIGNAL SEL SB CH CH SELECT 4 5 6 CH Use to select an input signal (page 38). 11 MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS LEV 7 8 9 CH 7 Listening mode buttons DIMMER LEV SHIFT CLR +10 0 ENTER 17 AUTO/DIRECT Switches between Auto surround mode (Auto playback on page 30) and Stream RECEIVER Direct playback. Stream Direct playback bypasses the tone controls for the most accurate reproduction of a source (page 33). 13 En
  14. 14. 02 Controls and displays STEREO/A.L.C. Press TUNER first to access: Switches between stereo playback, Auto TUNER EDIT level control stereo mode (page 32) and Memorizes/names stations for recall Front Stage Surround Advance modes (page 43, 44). (page 32). PTY SEARCH STANDARD Use to search for RDS program types Press for Standard decoding and to switch (page 45). between 2 Pro Logic II options (page 30). BAND ADV SURR Switches between AM, FM ST (stereo) and Switches between the various surround FM MONO radio bands (page 43). modes (page 31). Press BD first to access: 9  (TUNE /, PRESET /), ENTER BD MENU* Use the arrow buttons when setting up your Displays the disc menu of Blu-ray Discs. surround sound system (page 39). Also used to 8 System Setup and component control control BD/DVD menus/options. buttons Use the TUNE / buttons can be used to The following button controls can be accessed find radio frequencies (page 43) and the after you have selected the corresponding PRESET / buttons can be used to select MULTI CONTROL button (BD, DVD, etc.). preset radio stations (page 44). Press RECEIVER first to access: 10 Component control buttons The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to AUDIO PARAMETER control a component after you have selected it Use to access the Audio options (page 35). using the input source buttons. SETUP The controls above these buttons can be Press to access the System Setup menu accessed after you have selected the (page 39). corresponding input source button (BD, DVD, RETURN DVR or CD). These buttons also function as Confirm and exit the current menu screen. described below. Press RECEIVER first to access: Press BD, DVD or DVR first to access: BASS –/+ TOP MENU Use to adjust Bass1 Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a BD/DVD. TRE –/+ HOME MENU Use to adjust Treble1 Displays the HOME MENU screen. 11 Number buttons and other component RETURN controls Confirm and exit the current menu screen. Use the number buttons to directly select the MENU tracks on a CD or tuner. There are other Displays the TOOLS menu of Blu-ray Disc buttons that can be accessed after the player. RECEIVER button is pressed. (For example MIDNIGHT, etc.) Note 1 The tone controls are disabled when the listening mode is set to DIRECT or PURE DIRECT.14En
  15. 15. Controls and displays 02 HDD*, DVD*, VCR* DTV/TV* English These buttons switch between the hard Switches between the DTV and analog TV disk, DVD and VCR controls for HDD/DVD/ input modes for Pioneer TVs. VCR recorders. 14 MASTER VOLUME +/– SB CH Use to set the listening volume. Press to select ON, AUTO, OFF the 15 MUTE Français surround back channel. Mutes/unmutes the sound. CH SELECT 16 DISP Press repeatedly to select a channel, then Switches the display of this unit. The listening use LEV +/– to adjust the level (page 41). mode, sound volume, Pre Out setting or input name can be checked by selecting an input LEV +/– source.1 Español Use to adjust the channel levels. 17 SHIFT MIDNIGHT Press to access the ‘boxed’ commands (above Switches to Midnight or Loudness the buttons) on the remote. These buttons are listening (page 35). marked with an asterisk (* ) in this section. SPEAKERS Use to change the speaker system on or off. When the SP OFF is selected, no sound is output from the speakers connected to this receiver. DIMMER Dims or brightens the display. The brightness can be controlled in four steps.12  SOURCETurns on or off the power of the Pioneer DVD/DVR units when BD, DVD, DVR or CD isselected using the MULTI CONTROL buttons.13 TV CONTROL buttonsThese buttons can control only be used withPioneer TVs.  Use to turn on/off the power of the TV. INPUT Use to select the TV input signal. CH +/– Use to select channels. VOL +/– Use to adjust the volume on your TV. Note1 The Pre Out setting may or may not be displayed, depending on the input source you have selected. 15 En
  16. 16. 03 Connecting your equipment Chapter 3: Connecting your equipment Placing the speakers By connecting the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right surround speakers (SL/SR), and the subwoofer (SW), a 5.1 ch surround system can be enjoyed. Further, by using an external amplifier, you can connect the left and right surround back speakers (SBL/SBR) and the left and right front height speaker (FHL/FHR) to boost your system up to a 7.1 ch surround system. • You can also connect one surround back speaker (SB) and enjoy a 6.1 ch surround system. To achieve the best possible surround sound, install your speakers as shown below. 5.1 channel surround system: 6.1 channel surround (Surround back) system: a R R L L C C SW 120 SW 120 120 120 SR SR SB SL SL 7.1 channel surround 7.1 channel surround (Surround back) system: a (Front height) system: a FHR R FHL R L L C SR C 90 SW SW 120 90 120 SBR SR SL 60 SBL SL a. This layout is available only when the additional amplifier is connected to the unit and the surround back or front height speakers are connected to the amplifier. For details, see Connect the surround back or front height speakers on page 19.16En
  17. 17. Connecting your equipment 03Hints on the speaker placement • Try not to place the surround speakers EnglishWhere you put your speakers in the room has a farther away from the listening positionbig effect on the quality of the sound. The than the front and center speakers. Doingfollowing guidelines should help you to get the so can weaken the surround sound effect.best sound from your system. • Place the left and right front height • The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. speakers at least one meter directly above the left and right front speakers. Français Ideally, the other speakers should be at about ear-level when you’re listening to them. Putting the speakers on the floor CAUTION (except the subwoofer), or mounting them very high on a wall is not recommended. • Make sure that all speakers are securely installed. This not only improves sound • For the best stereo effect, place the front Español quality, but also reduces the risk of speakers 2 m to 3 m apart, at equal damage or injury resulting from speakers distance from the TV. being knocked over or falling in the event • If you’re going to place speakers around of external shocks such as earthquakes. your CRT TV, use shielded speakers or place the speakers at a sufficient distance from your CRT TV. Important • If you’re using a center speaker, place the • To connect the surround back or front front speakers at a wider angle. If not, place height speakers, an additional amplifier is them at a narrower angle. required. Connect the additional amplifier • Place the center speaker above or below to the PRE OUT SURR BACK/FRONT the TV so that the sound of the center HEIGHT outputs of this unit and connect channel is localized at the TV screen. Also, the surround back or front height speakers make sure the center speaker does not to the additional amplifier (see Connect the cross the line formed by the leading edge surround back or front height speakers on of the front left and right speakers. page 19). The Pre Out setting must be set if the above • It is best to angle the speakers towards the connections are performed. Select listening position. The angle depends on SURR.BACK if the surround back speaker the size of the room. Use less of an angle is connected and HEIGHT if the front for bigger rooms. height speaker is connected (If neither the • Surround and surround back speakers surround back speaker nor the front height should be positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher speaker is connected, either setting will than your ears and titled slight downward. suffice) (see The Pre Out Setting on Make sure the speakers don’t face each page 42). other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should be more directly behind the listener than for home theater playback. • If the surround speakers cannot be set directly to the side of the listening position with a 7.1-channel system, the surround effect can be enhanced by turning off the Up Mix function (see Setting the Up Mix function on page 35). 17 En
  18. 18. 03 Connecting your equipment Bare wire connections Connecting the speakers Front speaker terminals: The receiver will work with just two stereo 1 Twist exposed wire strands together. speakers (the front speakers in the diagram) but using at least three speakers is 2 Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire. recommended, and a complete setup is best 3 Tighten terminal. for surround sound. Make sure you connect the speaker on the 1 2 3 right to the right (R) terminal and the speaker on the left to the left (L) terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/–) terminals 10 mm on the receiver match those on the speakers. If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the Center and surround speaker terminals: front speaker setting (see Speaker setting on 1 Twist exposed wire strands together. page 40) to LARGE. 2 Push open the tabs and insert exposed Be sure to complete all connections before wire. connecting this unit to the AC power source. 3 Release the tabs. 1 2 3 10 mm SUBWOOFER PRE OUT FRONT SPEAKERS A R L CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR SURROUND CENTER SURR BACK / ADAPTER PORT AC IN FRONT (OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX) R L HEIGHT L VIDEO (Single) DVR/VCR TV/SAT OUT OUT IN IN R PRE OUT CD CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR L E IN IN MONITOR OUT DVD IN BD IN SW L R C SL SR Powered subwoofer Front speakers Center speaker Surround speakers18En
  19. 19. Connecting your equipment 03 CAUTION English Making cable connections • These speaker terminals carry Make sure not to bend the cables over the top HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent of this unit (as shown in the illustration). If this the risk of electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, happens, the magnetic field produced by the disconnect the power cord before touching transformers in this unit may cause a Français any uninsulated parts. humming noise from the speakers. • Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If any of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure. EspañolConnect the surround back or frontheight speakersConnect the PRE OUT outputs of the unit andadditional amplifier to add a surround back or Importantfront height speaker. • Before making or changing connections, • If the surround back speaker or the front switch off the power and disconnect the height speaker is connected, set the Pre power cord from the AC outlet. Out setting (see The Pre Out Setting on • Before unplugging the power cord, switch page 42). the power into standby. Surround back or front height speakers Surround back or SBL/FHL SBR/FHR front height channel amplifier ANALOG INPUT L R SUBWOOFER PRE OUT CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR SURR BACK / ADAPTER FRONT (OUTPUT 5 V 1 BD HEIGHT L (Single) OUT R DVD PRE OUT CD CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR L • You can use the additional amplifier on the surround back channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In this case plug the amplifier into the left (L (Single)) terminal only. 19 En
  20. 20. 03 Connecting your equipment HDMI cables • Input of multi-channel linear PCM digital Both video and sound signals can be transmitted audio signals (192 kHz or less) for up to 8 simultaneously with one cable. If connecting the channels player and the TV via this receiver, for both • Input of the following digital audio formats:4 connections, use HDMI cables.1 – Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, High bitrate audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio), DVD-Audio, CD, SACD (DSD signal), Video CD, Super VCD HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition HDMI cable Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in Be careful to connect the terminal in the the United States and other countries. proper direction. “x.v.Color” and x.v.Color logo are trademarks of About HDMI Sony Corporation. The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost Analog audio cables every kind of digital audio that the connected Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect component is compatible with, including DVD- analog audio components. These cables are Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, typically red and white, and you should Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio (see connect the red plugs to R (right) terminals below for limitations), Video CD/Super VCD and white plugs to L (left) terminals. and CD. Analog audio cables This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) technology. This receiver supports the functions described Right (red) below through HDMI connections.2 • Digital transfer of uncompressed video Left (white) (contents protected by HDCP (1080p/24, 1080p/60, etc.)) • 3D signal transfer3 • Deep Color signal transfer3 • x.v.Color signal transfer3 Note 1 • Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio options on page 35 to THRU (THROUGH) and set the input signal in Choosing the input signal on page 38 to HDMI, if you want to hear HDMI audio output from your TV (no sound will be heard from this receiver). • If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be displayed. In this case, use a (analog) composite connection. • When the video signal from the HDMI is 480i, 480p, 576i or 576p, Multi Ch PCM sound and HD sound cannot be received. 2 • Use a High Speed HDMI® cable. If HDMI cable other than a High Speed HDMI® cable is used, it may not work properly. • When an HDMI cable with a built-in equalizer is connected, it may not operate properly. 3 Signal transfer is only possible when connected to a compatible component. 4 • HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the audio may occur when switching between audio formats or beginning playback. • Turning on/off the device connected to this units HDMI OUT terminal during playback, or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.20En
  21. 21. Connecting your equipment 03Digital audio cables EnglishCommercially available coaxial digital audio About video outputscables or optical cables should be used toconnect digital components to this receiver.1 connection This receiver is not loaded with a video converter. When you use component video cables or HDMI cables for connecting to the Français input device, the same cables should be used for connecting to the TV. Coaxial digital audio cable Optical cable The signals input from the analog (composite and component) video inputs of this unit willVideo cables not be output from the HDMI OUT. EspañolStandard RCA video cables PlaybackThese cables are the most common type of componentvideo connection and are used to connect tothe composite video terminals. The yellowplugs distinguish them from cables for audio. Terminal for connection with source device PR PB Y HDMI IN COMPONENT VIDEO IN VIDEO IN Standard RCA video cableComponent video cables PR PB YUse component video cables to get the bestpossible color reproduction of your video HDMI OUT COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT MONITOR OUTsource. The color signal of the TV is divided into Terminal for connection with TV monitorthe luminance (Y) signal and the color (PB andPR) signals and then output. In this way,interference between the signals is avoided. Component video cables TV Green (Y) Video signals can be output. Blue (PB) Red (PR) Note1 • When connecting optical cables, be careful when inserting the plug not to damage the shutter protecting the optical socket. • When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable may be damaged if bent around sharp corners. • You can also use a standard RCA video cable for coaxial digital connections. 21 En
  22. 22. 03 Connecting your equipment Connecting a TV and playback components Connecting using HDMI Connecting your component with no If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) HDMI terminal equipped component (Blu-ray disc player, This diagram shows connections of a TV and etc.), you can connect it to this receiver using a DVD player (or other playback component) commercially available HDMI cable.123 with no HDMI terminal to the receiver. HDMI/DVI-compatible DVD player Blu-ray disc player Select one HDMI OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT OPTICAL COAXIAL R L VIDEO OUT SUBWOOFER PRE OUT CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR SUBWOOFER SURR BACK / PRE OUT FRONT BD HEIGHT CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR L (Single) OUT BD 2 SURR BACK / FRONT HEIGHT ADAPTER PORT (OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX) R L VIDEO (Single) DVR/VCR TV/SAT DVD PRE OUT OUT OUT IN IN CD CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR R L DVD PRE OUT CD CD-R/TAPE DVR/VCR COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN TV/SAT IN 1 R L 3 (CD) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN MONITOR OUT DVD IN BD IN OPTICAL TV/SAT DVD BD TV/SAT IN 1 ANTENNA PR PB Y M M R IN IN 2 (CD) FM (DVR/VCR) L UNBAL OUT OPTICAL TV/SAT DVD BD 75 IN IN IN IN 2 L IN 1 (DVR/VCR) (CD-R/TAPE) R OUT IN IN ASSIGNABLE AM HDMI 1 2 AUDIO IN 1 LOOP (CD-R/TAPE) R ASSIGNABLE ASSIGN HDMI 1 2 AUDIO COMPONENT VIDEO 1 HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN OPTICAL R L DIGITAL AUDIO OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT OPTICAL R L Select one DIGITAL AUDIO OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT Select one HDMI/DVI- This connection is required in compatible TV order to listen to the sound of This connection is required in the TV over the receiver. order to listen to the sound of TV the TV over the receiver. Note 1 If the connection was made using an optical cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the TV to (see Choosing the input signal on page 38). 2 If the connection was made using an optical or a coaxial cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the DVD player to (see Choosing the input signal on page 38). 3 If both TV and player has a component video jacks, you can connect these too. See Using the component video jacks on page 24 for more on this.22En

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