Stereo Receiver TX-8555 Instruction Manual Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo Stereo 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 Stereo 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.
7. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands—Never handle this unit or its power cord while your hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer. 8. Handling Notes •...
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 ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH K.
If Remote Controller Signal Does not Reach Other Components ...39 Controlling Other Components ...40 Controlling an Onkyo DVD Player ...40 Controlling an Onkyo CD Player ... 41 Controlling an RI Dock ...42 Controlling a Cassette Recorder ...43 Programming a remote control code for controlling components connected via ...44...
Supplied Accessories Make sure you have the following accessories: Remote controller and two batteries (AA/R6) Indoor FM antenna AM loop antenna * In catalogs and on packaging, the letter at the end of the product name indicates the color. Speciﬁcations and operation are the same regardless of color.
Features ❑ Newly Designed, Brushed Hairline Aluminum Front Panel ❑ 100 Watts/Channel @ 8 ohms (FTC) (North American model) ❑ 125 Watts/Channel @ 4 ohms (IEC) European and Australian model ❑ WRAT (Wide Range Ampliﬁer Technology) ❑ High-Current, Low-Impedance Drive ❑...
Getting to Know the Receiver Front Panel For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses. ON/STANDBY button (22) Sets the receiver to On or Standby. SPEAKERS A and B switches (23) Turn speaker sets A and B on or off. ZONE 2 LEVEL, TONE, [ ▲] / [ ▼] buttons (38) The LEVEL button and [ ▲...
REMOTE CONTROL jack This (Remote Interactive) jack can be connected to the jacks on your other Onkyo audio components. The receiver’s remote controller can then be used to control all of your components. To use , you must make an analog audio connection between the receiver and each component.
Getting to Know the Receiver—Continued GAME/TV IN A game console or TV output can be connected here. There are composite video input jack and analog audio input jacks. CBL/SAT IN A cable or satellite receiver can be connected here. There are composite video input jack and analog audio input jacks.
Remote Controller To control the AV receiver, press the [RECEIVER] Remote Mode button to select Receiver mode. You can also use the remote controller to control your DVD player, CD player, and other components. See pages 40-43 for more details. For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.
Selects the previously displayed setup menu. PURE A button (25) Selects the Pure Audio listening mode. Note: • An Onkyo cassette recorder connected via also be controlled in Receiver mode (see page “Controlling a Cassette Recorder” on page 43). Using the Remote Controller Point the remote controller toward the remote control sensor.
Connecting Your Speakers Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet before making any connections. Speaker Connection Precautions The receiver allows you to connect two sets of speakers. When two sets of speakers are connected, you can select which speaker set outputs sound or use both sets to output sound simultaneously.
Connecting Your Speakers—Continued Connecting a Powered Subwoofer Using a suitable cable, connect the receiver’s PRE OUT: SUBWOOFER to the input on your powered subwoofer. If your subwoofer is unpowered and you’re using an external ampliﬁer, connect the PRE OUT: SUBWOOFER to the amp’s input.
Connecting Your Speakers—Continued Conﬁguring the Speaker Impedance In this model, the factory default for speaker impedance is “8 ohms.” When you change the speaker impedance setting, read “Speaker Connection Precautions” on page 13 carefully before performing the procedures below. Note: Be sure to minimize the volume level on the receiver before conﬁguring the speaker impedance.
Connecting Antenna This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas. The receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without any antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna to use the tuner.
Connecting Antenna—Continued Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead. Notes: • Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an attic or loft.
Connecting Your Components Before Making any Connections • Always refer to the instructions that came with the component that you are connecting. • Do not plug in the power cord until all connections have been properly made. • Do not bind audio cables with power cords and speaker cables.
Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a Recording Component To connect recording components, such as cassette deck, MD recorder and CD recorder, use an analog audio cable to connect the receiver’s TAPE IN L/R jacks to the cassette deck’s analog audio output jacks, and use another analog audio cable to connect the receiver’s TAPE OUT L/R jacks to the cassette deck’s analog audio input jacks, as shown.
L/R jacks on the receiver to the analog audio output jacks on the connected component. VCR/DVR VCR/DVR Connecting If you connect other Onkyo components to the receiver with the appropriate the following system functions. cables solely for use with Onkyo products (no are supplied with the receiver).
Connecting Your Components—Continued With (Remote Interactive), you can control your -compatible Onkyo CD player, RI Dock, and so on with the receiver’s remote controller. • To use , you must make an analog audio connection between the receiver and each audio component.
Turning On the Receiver ON/STANDBY STANDBY indicator Turning On and Standby Press the [ON/STANDBY] button. Alternatively, press the remote Receiver controller’s [ON/STANDBY] button. The receiver comes on, the display lights up, and the STANDBY indicator goes off. Remote controller To turn the receiver off, press the [ON/STANDBY] button, or press the remote controller’s [ON/STANDBY] button.
Enjoying Audio Sources Input selector buttons SPEAKERS A/B MASTER VOLUME Press the input selector button to select the component that you Receiver want to listen to. Remote controller Use the [SPEAKERS A] and [SPEAKERS B] buttons on the Receiver receiver to select the speaker set that you want to use.
Enjoying Audio Sources—Continued PHONES Muting the receiver (remote controller only) You can temporarily mute the output of the receiver. Press the remote controller’s [MUTING] button. The receiver is muted. To unmute the receiver, press the [MUTING] button again. Note: The Mute function will be cancelled if the remote controller’s VOLUME buttons are pressed or the receiver is set to Standby.
Enjoying Audio Sources—Continued This section explains functions that can be used with any input source. PURE AUDIO BASS Using the Tone and Balance Controls Adjusting the Bass The BASS control adjusts bass sounds. Turn it up to make them louder. Turn it down to make them quieter.
Recording Unless you have the full consent of the copyright holder, copyright laws prohibit using your recordings for anything other than personal enjoyment! This section explains how to record the selected input source to a component with recording capability. Recording the Input Source You can record an audio signal on a recording component connected to the TAPE OUT, or VCR/DVR OUT jacks.
Recording—Continued Recording Audio and Video from Separate Sources You can overdub audio onto your video recordings by simultaneously recording audio and video from two separate sources. This is possible because only the audio source is switched when an audio-only input source, such as TAPE, TUNER, or CD, is selected, the video source remains the same.
Listening to the Radio DIRECT TUNING TUNING DOWN/UP TUNER AM Frequency Step Setup (not North America and Europe) You must specify the AM frequency step used in your area. Note that when this setting is changed, all radio presets are deleted. Use the receiver to perform the procedure below.
Listening to the Radio—Continued ■ Tuning into Stations by Frequency You can tune into AM and FM stations directly by entering the appropriate frequency. Press the [DIRECT TUNING] Receiver button. Remote (Actual display depends on country.) controller Within 8 seconds, use the number buttons to enter the Receiver frequency of the radio station.
Listening to the Radio—Continued Using RDS (European Model Only) RDS only works with European models and only in areas where RDS broadcasts are available. When tuned into an RDS station, the RDS indicator appears. RDS indicator ■ What is RDS? RDS stands for Radio Data System and is a method of transmitting data in FM radio signals.
Listening to the Radio—Continued Displaying Radio Text (RT) DISPLAY When tuned to an RDS station that’s broadcasting text information, the text can be displayed. Press the [DISPLAY] button once. The RT information scrolls across the display. Notes: • The message “Waiting” may appear while the receiver waits for the RT information.
Characters which can be entered: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 – Note: indicates a space. Entering a Name As an example, assume an FM station has been stored and will be given the name “ONKYO”. Select the desired preset channel. (Refer to “Selecting Presets” on page 29.) Press the [CHARACTER] button on the front panel.
Advanced Setup Setting the Advanced Setup When you change the Advanced Setup setting, perform the procedures below. For example: Remote ID setting procedure SET UP Turn on the power. Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, followed by the SETUP button on the remote controller.
Advanced Setup Menu 1.Hardware set Remote ID When several Onkyo components are used in the same room, their remote ID codes may overlap. To differentiate the receiver from the other components, you can change its remote ID from 1, the default, to 2 or 3.
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 This setup allows 2-channel playback (with the speaker set A and B) in your main listening room and 2-channel stereo playback in Zone 2, with a different source in each room.
Zone 2—Continued Zone 2 Out Settings SET UP If you have connected your Zone 2 speakers to an amp with no volume control, set the Zone 2 Out setting to Variable so that you can set the zone’s volume, balance, and tone on the receiver.
Zone 2—Continued Using Zone 2 This section explains how to turn Zone 2 on and off, how to select an input source for Zone 2, and how to adjust the volume for Zone 2. Controlling Zone 2 from the receiver ZONE 2 LEVEL/TONE ZONE 2 To turn on Zone 2 and select an...
Zone 2—Continued To turn off Zone 2, press the [ZONE 2] button, followed by the [ON/STANDBY] button. Note: • To control Zone 2, you must press the remote controller’s [ZONE 2] button ﬁrst. Adjusting the Volume of Zone 2 On the remote controller, press the [ZONE 2] Remote Mode button, and then use the VOL ] buttons.
Connecting Components not Reached by the Remote Controller Signals (IR IN/OUT) In order to use the remote controller to control the receiver from a remote location, you will need to prepare a multiroom kit (sold separately) such as one listed below: •...
Controlling Other Components Controlling an Onkyo DVD Player The [DVD] Remote Mode button is preprogrammed with the remote control code for controlling an Onkyo DVD player. Press the appropriate Remote Mode button ﬁrst. * With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all.
Controlling Other Components—Continued Controlling an Onkyo CD Player The [CD] Remote Mode button is preprogrammed with the remote control code for controlling an Onkyo CD player. Press the appropriate Remote Mode button ﬁrst. * With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all.
ON/STANDBY button Turns the iPod on or off. Notes: • 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. This is...
Used with the shufﬂe function. * Buttons marked with an asterisk (*) are not supported by 3rd generation iPod models. Controlling a Cassette Recorder An Onkyo cassette recorder connected via controlled in Receiver mode. Press the appropriate Remote Mode button ﬁrst.
By default, the [DVD], [CD], and [DOCK] REMOTE MODE buttons have been programmed with the remote control codes for controlling Onkyo products. To control the components connected via below to program the appropriate remote control code for the component to be used.
Speciﬁcations Ampliﬁer Section Rated Output Power (FTC) (North American) All channels: 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 % Rated Output Power (IEC) (European and Australian) ×...