AV Receiver TX-SR608 Instruction Manual Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo AV Receiver. Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit. Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment from your new AV Receiver.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
If water or any other liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer. 8. Handling Notes • If you need to transport this unit, use the original packaging to pack it how it was when you originally bought it.
We, ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH LIEGNITZERSTRASSE 6, 82194 GROEBENZELL, GERMANY declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the corresponding technical standards such as EN60065, EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3. GROEBENZELL, GERMANY...
Looking up for Remote Control Code ... 62 Entering Remote Control Codes... 63 Remote Control Codes for Onkyo Components Connected via u ... 63 Resetting REMOTE MODE Buttons ... 64 Resetting the Remote Controller ... 64 Controlling Other Components ... 64 Others Troubleshooting ...
The HD Radio Ready logo is a proprietary trademark of iBiq- uity Digital Corp. To receive HD Radio broadcasts, you must install an Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio tuner module (sold separately). In Europe, using banana plugs to connect speakers to an audio amplifier is prohibited.
SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other marks and logos are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. SIRIUS subscription sold separately. Taxes and a one-time activation fee may apply. SIRIUS tuner required (sold separately) to receive the SIRIUS service.
Front & Rear Panels Front Panel North American and Taiwan models b cd e f European, Australian and Asian models The actual front panel has various logos printed on it. They are not shown here for clarity. The page numbers in parentheses show where you can find the main explanation for each item. a ON/STANDBY button (➔...
Display For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses. a Audio input indicators b Listening mode and format indicators c Audyssey indicators (➔ 25, 45) d Tuning indicators (➔ e RDS indicator (excluding North American models) (➔ (➔ 32, 53) f SLEEP indicator g MUTING indicator h Message area...
Rear Panel North American and Taiwan models European, Australian and Asian models a DIGITAL IN COAXIAL and OPTICAL jacks b COMPONENT VIDEO IN and OUT jacks c HDMI IN and OUT jacks d PC IN jack e FM ANTENNA jack and AM ANTENNA terminal f MONITOR OUT V jack g UNIVERSAL PORT jack h SPEAKERS terminals...
VIDEO functions as a short cut of HOME. To control the AV receiver, press RECEIVER to select Receiver mode. You can also use the remote controller to control Onkyo Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, CD player, and other components. See “Entering Remote Control Codes” for more details (➔...
Connecting the AV Receiver Connecting Your Speakers Speaker Configuration The following table indicates the channels you should use depending on the number of speakers that you have. For 7.1-channel surround-sound playback, you need seven speakers and a powered subwoofer. Number of channels 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 ✔...
• Don’t connect more than one cable to each speaker terminal. Doing so may damage the AV receiver. • Don’t connect one speaker to several terminals. Connecting the Speaker Cables Screw-type speaker terminals Strip 1/2" to 5/8" (12 to 15 mm) of insulation from the ends of the speaker cables, and twist the bare wires tightly, as shown.
Using Dipole Speakers You can use dipole speakers for the surround and surround back speakers. Dipole speakers output the same sound in two directions. Dipole speakers typically have an arrow printed on them to indicate how they should be positioned. The surround dipole speakers should be positioned so that their arrows point toward the TV/screen, while the surround back dipole speak- ers should be positioned so that their arrows point toward...
About AV Connections Connected image with AV components HDMI cable AV receiver Blu-ray Disc/ DVD player TV, projector, etc. • Before making any AV connections, read the manuals supplied with your AV components. • Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed and double-checked all AV connections. •...
Connecting Components with HDMI VCR or DVD recorder/Digital Video Recorder Game console Personal computer Satellite, cable, set-top box, etc. Connect your components to the appropriate jacks. The default input assignments are shown below. ✔: Assignment can be changed (➔ 39). Jack Input HDMI IN 1...
Connecting External Components The on-screen setup menus appear only on a TV that is connected to the HDMI OUT. If your TV is connected to the MONITOR OUT V or the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT, use the AV receiver’s display when changing settings. Front Connect your components to the appropriate jacks.
Note • When you connect to both AUX INPUT AUDIO jacks and AUX INPUT LINE IN jack at the same time, AUX INPUT LINE IN jack will be given a higher priority. • The AV receiver can output audio and video signals from the AUX INPUT jacks to the VCR/DVR OUT jacks. Connect a turntable (MM) that has a phono preamp built-in.
AV receiver. The other jack is for connecting addi- tional u-capable components. • Connect only Onkyo components to u jacks. Connecting other manufacturer’s components may cause a malfunction. • Some components may not support all u functions. Refer to 25).
Which Connections Should I Use? The AV receiver supports several connection formats for compatibility with a wide range of AV equipment. The format you choose will depend on the formats supported by your components. Use the following sections as a guide. The on-screen setup menus appear only on a TV that is connected to the HDMI OUT.
Turning On/Off the AV Receiver ON/STANDBY STANDBY indicator Front panel Turning On Press ON/STANDBY on the front panel. Press RECEIVER followed by ON/STANDBY on the remote controller. The AV receiver comes on, the display lights, and the STANDBY indicator goes off. Turning Off Press ON/STANDBY on the front panel or the remote controller.
Basic Operations The on-screen menus appear only on a TV that is con- nected to the HDMI OUT. If your TV is connected to the MONITOR OUT V or the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT, use the AV receiver’s display when changing settings.
Muting the AV Receiver You can temporarily mute the output of the AV receiver. Press RECEIVER followed by MUTING. The output is muted and the MUTING indicator flashes on the display. • To unmute, press MUTING again or adjust the volume. •...
For the PORT input selector, the name of Universal Port Option Dock will be displayed. Changing the Input Display When you connect an u-capable Onkyo component, you must configure the input display so that u can work properly. This setting can be done only from the front panel.
Using Audyssey 2EQ ® To create a listening environment in your home theater that all listeners will enjoy, Audyssey 2EQ takes measure- ments at up to three positions within the listening area. Position the microphone at ear height of a seated listener with the microphone tip pointed directly at the ceiling using a tripod.
• Writing Error! This message appears if saving fails. Try saving again. If this message appears after 2 or 3 attempts, contact your Onkyo dealer. • Speaker Detect Error This message appears if a speaker is not detected. “No” means that no speaker was detected.
Listening to the Radio This section describes the procedure using the but- tons on the front panel unless otherwise specified. Using the Tuner With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection.
Presetting FM/AM Stations You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets. Tune into the FM/AM station that you want to store as a preset. See the previous section. Press MEMORY. The preset number flashes. While the preset number is flashing (about 8 sec- onds), use PRESET e/r to select a preset from 1 through 40.
Finding Stations by Type (PTY) You can search for radio stations by type. Press RT/PTY/TP twice. The current program type appears on the display. Use PRESET e/r to select the type of program you want. See the table shown later in this chapter. To start the search, press ENTER.
Recording This section explains how to record the selected input source to a component with recording capability, and how to record audio and video from different sources. Connecting a Recording Component AUDIO VCR, Cassette, CDR, DVD recorder MD, etc. Note •...
Using the Listening Modes Selecting Listening Modes See “About Listening Modes” for detailed information about the listening modes Listening Mode Buttons Press RECEIVER first. MUSIC MOVIE/TV MOVIE/TV button This button selects the listening modes intended for use with movies and TV. MUSIC button This button selects the listening modes intended for use with music.
About Listening Modes The AV receiver’s listening modes can transform your listening room into a movie theater or concert hall, with high fidel- ity and stunning surround sound. Explanatory Notes SP LAYOUT LISTENING MODE ■ Input Source The following audio formats are supported by the listening mode. This is mono (monophonic) sound.
Listening Modes Listening Mode Description Pure Audio In this mode, the display and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing pos- sible noise sources for the ultimate in high-fidelity audio reproduction. (As P u r e A u d i o the video circuitry is turned off, only video signals input through HDMI IN can be output from HDMI OUT.) Direct...
Listening Mode Description DTS-HD High (Continued from the previous page.) Resolution Audio D T S – H D H R DTS-HD Master Audio D T S – H D M S T R DTS Express D T S E x p r e s s D S D DTS 96/24 This mode is for use with DTS 96/24 sources.
Listening Mode Description Founded by George Lucas, THX develops stringent standards that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home theaters just as the direc- T H X C i n e m a tor intended. THX Modes carefully optimize the tonal and spatial character- istics of the soundtrack for reproduction in the home-theater environment.
Onkyo-Original DSP Listening Modes Listening Mode Description Orchestra Suitable for classical or operatic music, this mode emphasizes the surround channels in order to widen the stereo image, and simulates the natural rever- O r c h e s t r a beration of a large hall.
Advanced Setup On-screen Setup Menus The on-screen setup menus appear only on a TV that is connected to the HDMI OUT. If your TV is con- nected to the composite video MONITOR OUT or the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT, use the AV receiver’s display when changing settings.
Explanatory Notes Main Menu Speaker Setup Subwoofer Yes: Select if a subwoofer is connected. Select if no subwoofer is connected. a Menu selection b Setting target c Setting options (default setting underlined) Input/Output Assign Main Menu Input/Output Assign Monitor Out You can specify the output resolution for the HDMI OUT and COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT and have the AV receiver upconvert the picture resolution as neces-...
Component Video Input If you connect a video component to a component video input, you must assign that input to an input selector. For example, if you connect your Blu-ray Disc/DVD player to COMPONENT VIDEO IN 2, you must assign “IN2” to the “BD/DVD”...
■ Speakers Type Normal: Select this if you’ve connected your front speakers normally. Bi-Amp: Select this if you’ve bi-amped your front speakers. Note • Powered Zone 2 cannot be used if “Speakers Type” is set to “Bi-Amp” (➔ 56). ■ Speaker Terminal Assign Front High/Front Wide/Zone2 With this setting, you can specify the speakers con-...
■ LPF of LFE (Low-Pass Filter for the LFE Channel) 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz With this setting, you can specify the cutoff frequency of the LFE channel’s low-pass filter (LPF), which can be used to filter out unwanted hum. The LPF only applies to sources that use the LFE channel.
Audyssey: This is selected automatically by Audyssey 2EQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup function. The Audyssey Dynamic Volume indicator will light 9) and “Dynamic EQ” and “Dynamic Volume” (➔ become available (➔ 45). Off: No Audyssey 2EQ equalizing will apply. Note •...
Audio Adjust Main menu Audio Adjust With the Audio Adjust functions and settings, you can adjust the sound and listening modes as you like. Multiplex/Mono ■ Multiplex This setting determines which channel of a stereo multi- plex source is output. Use it to select audio channels or languages with multiplex sources, multilingual TV broadcasts, and so on.
Note • If the “Surr Back” setting is set to “None” cannot be selected. • If the “Front High” or “Front Wide” setting is enabled this setting is fixed at “Manual”. ■ Neo:6 Music Center Image 0 to 2 to 5 The DTS Neo:6 Music listening mode creates 6-channel surround sound from 2-channel stereo sources.
■ Reference Level Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ Reference Level Offset 0dB: It should be used when listening to movies. 5dB: Select this setting for content that has a very wide dynamic range, such as classical music. 10dB: Select this setting for jazz or other music that has a wider dynamic range.
IntelliVolume ■ IntelliVolume –12dB to 0dB to +12dB in 1 dB steps. With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for each input selector individually. This is useful if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. Use e/r to set the level.
Picture Adjust Using Picture Adjust, you can adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on the screen. To view the TV picture while setting, press ENTER. To return to the previous screen, press RETURN. Note • If you are using the analog RGB input, the following settings are not available: “Film Mode”, “Edge Enhancement”, and “Noise Reduction”.
■ Film Mode Video: Does not process in either “3 : 2” or “2 : 2”. Auto: Adjusts to the picture source, automatically selecting “Picture Mode”. 3 : 2: Selected when the picture source is movie film, etc. 2 : 2: Selected when the picture source is computer graph- ics, animation, etc.
■ Remote ID 1, 2, or 3 When several Onkyo components are used in the same room, their remote ID codes may overlap. To differenti- ate the AV receiver from the other components, you can change its remote ID from “1”, to “2” or “3”.
Changing the Remote Controller’s ID While holding down RECEIVER, press and hold down SETUP until the remote indicator lights 38). (about 3 seconds) (➔ Use the number buttons to enter ID 1, 2, or 3. The remote indicator flashes twice. TUNER For FM/AM tuning to work properly, you must specify the FM/AM frequency step used in your area.
■ Audio Return Channel Off: Select “Off” if you don’t want to use audio return channel (ARC) function. Auto: The audio signal from your TV tuner can be sent to the HDMI OUT of the AV receiver. Audio return channel (ARC) function enables an HDMI 1.4 capable TV to send the audio stream to the HDMI OUT of the AV receiver.
Note • To bypass the bass and treble tone circuits, select the Direct, Pure Audio (European, Australian and Asian models) or THX lis- tening mode. • Alternatively, you can use the AV receiver’s TONE and TONE LEVEL +/– (➔ 54). Speaker Levels You can adjust the volume of each speaker while listening to an input source.
Audio Selector You can set priorities of audio output when there are both digital and analog inputs. ■ Audio Selector ARC: The audio signal from your TV tuner can be sent to the HDMI OUT of the AV receiver. With this selection the TV’s audio can be automati- cally selected as a priority among other assignments.
Zone 2 In addition to your main listening room, you can also enjoy playback in the other room, or as we call Zone 2. And, you can select a different source for each room. Connecting Zone 2 There are two ways you can connect Zone 2 speakers: 1.
Setting the Powered Zone 2 If you’ve connected your Zone 2 speakers to the AV receiver, as explained in “Connecting Your Zone 2 Speak- ers Directly to the AV receiver” “Front High/Front Wide/Zone2” setting to “Zone2”. Menu Speaker Setup In the “Speaker Setup” menu, select “Speaker Settings”, and then press ENTER.
Controlling Zone 2 with the Remote Controller ON/STANDBY ZONE2 Input selector buttons MUTING VOLq/w Press ZONE2 and then press ON/STANDBY. Zone 2 turns on, the ZONE 2 indicator lights. To select an input source for Zone 2, press ZONE2, followed by an input selector button. To select AM or FM, press the TUNER input selec- tor repeatedly.
Controlling iPod Connecting an Onkyo Dock Onkyo Dock UP-A1 Dock (Universal Port Option Dock) ND-S1 RI Dock Models sold are different depending on the region. Cable Note — • When UP-A1 Dock that seated iPod is connected, the power consumption on standby mode slightly increases.
Using the Onkyo Dock Dock is sold separately. For the latest information on the Onkyo Dock compo- nents, see the Onkyo web site at: http://www.onkyo.com Before using the Onkyo Dock components, update your iPod with the latest software, available from the Apple web site.
RI Dock With the RI Dock, you can easily play the music stored on your Apple iPod through the AV receiver and enjoy great sound, and watch iPod slideshows and videos on your TV. In addition, the onscreen display (OSD) allows you to view, navigate, and select your iPod’s contents on your TV, and with the supplied remote controller, you can con- trol your iPod from the comfort of your sofa.
• For detailed operation of the iPod, please refer to the instruction manual of RI Dock. This button does not turn the Onkyo DS-A2 or DS-A2X RI Dock on or off. Your iPod may not respond the first time you press this button, in which case you should press it again.
You do not need to enter a remote control code to control these components. For details on controlling these components, see the pages indicated. BD/DVD Onkyo Blu-ray Disc player TV/CD Onkyo CD player (➔ PORT Onkyo Universal Port Option...
Onkyo DVD player without u • TV/CD 71817: Onkyo CD player without u 11807: Onkyo TV If you want to control an Onkyo component by pointing the remote controller directly at it, use the following remote control codes: 32900: Onkyo Blu-ray Disc player 32901:...
Resetting REMOTE MODE Buttons You can reset a REMOTE MODE to its default remote control code. While holding down REMOTE MODE that you want to reset, press and hold down HOME until the remote indicator lights (about 3 seconds). Within 30 seconds, press REMOTE MODE again. The remote indicator flashes twice, indicating that the button has been reset.
Press the appropriate REMOTE MODE first. Note • With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all. ✔: Available buttons Components Buttons ✔ a ON/STANDBY ✔ b 9, INPUT, TV VOL q/w ✔...
Onkyo dealer. If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, try resetting the AV receiver before contacting your Onkyo dealer. To reset the AV receiver to its factory defaults, turn it on and, while holding down VCR/DVR, press ON/ STANDBY.
■ Only the front speakers produce sound When the Stereo or Mono listening mode is selected, only the front speakers and subwoofer produce sound. In the Mono listening mode, only the front speakers output sound if the “Output Speaker” setting is set to “Left/Right”.
■ Can’t control other components — If it’s an Onkyo component, make sure that the u — cable and analog audio cable are connected properly. Connecting only an u cable won’t work. Make sure you’ve selected the correct remote con- troller mode.
To control another manufacturer’s component, point the remote controller at that component. To control an Onkyo component that’s connected via u, point the remote controller at the AV receiver. Be sure to enter the appropriate remote control code first. To control an Onkyo component that’s not connected via u, point the remote controller at the compo- nent.
Onkyo is not responsible for damages (such as CD rental fees) due to unsuccessful recordings caused by the unit’s malfunction. Before you record important data, make sure that the material will be recorded cor- rectly.
Specifications Amplifier Section Rated Output Power All channels: (North American) 100 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.08% (FTC) 125 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 6 ohm loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.1% (FTC)
About HDMI Designed to meet the increased demands of digital TV, HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a new digital interface standard for connecting TVs, projectors, Blu-ray Disc/DVD players, set-top boxes, and other video compo- nents. Until now, several separate video and audio cables have been required to connect AV components. With HDMI, a single cable can carry control signals, digital video, and up to eight channels of digital audio (2-channel PCM, multichan- nel digital audio, and multichannel PCM).
Using an RIHD-compatible TV, Player, or Recorder p, which stands for Remote Interactive over HDMI, is the name of the system control function found on Onkyo components. The AV receiver can be used with CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), which allows system control over HDMI and is part of the HDMI standard.
■ How to connect and setup Confirm the connecting and setting. 1. Connect the HDMI OUT jack to the HDMI input jack of the TV. Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, etc. AV receiver DIGITAL AUDIO connection (OPTICAL) TV, projector, etc. 2. Connect the audio output from the TV to the OPTICAL IN 2 jack of the AV receiver using an optical digital cable.
Video Resolution Chart The following tables show how video signals at different resolutions are output by the AV receiver. NTSC/PAL HDMI Output 1080p 1080i 720p Input ✔ HDMI 1080p ✔ 1080i ✔ 720p 480p/576p ✔ ✔ 480i/576i ✔ COMPONENT 1080p ✔...