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Pioneer VSX-D498 Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer audio/video multi-channel receiver vsx-d498.

 
AUDIO/VIDEO
MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
VSX-D498
Operating Instructions

Summary of Contents

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    AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER VSX-D498 Operating Instructions...

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    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.

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    IMPOR TANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

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    Features Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic No need to worry about program formats! When playing Dolby Digital or Dolby Surround software in the Surround mode, decoding switches automatically according to the input signal. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy! (When connecting a DVD/LD player or LD player using the AC-3 RF output, a commercially available RF demodulator (RFD-1) is required.) Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Recalling the Memorized Stations ... 35 Other Operations ... 36 Recording from Audio Components ... 36 Recording from Video Components ... 37 Remote Controlling Other PIONEER Components ... 38 Additional Information ... 43 Dolby Digital ... 43 Troubleshooting ... 44 Specifications ...

  • Page 6: Introductory Information, Checking The Supplied Accessories, How To Use This Manual, Power Connection (ac Outlet)

    Introductory Information Checking the Supplied Accessories Please check that you have received all of the following accessories with the receiver. FM wire antenna AM loop antenna How to Use This Manual This manual is divided into two main sections : SET UP This section explains how to make the necessary connections from the receiver to your other audio and...

  • Page 7: Receiver Installation, When Making Cable Connections

    Introductory Information Operating other PIONEER components Connecting an optional control cord allows you to operate other PIONEER components simply by pointing the receiver’s remote control at the remote sensor on the front panel of the receiver. The receiver then sends the remote control signals to the other devices via the CONTROL OUT terminal.

  • Page 8: Connections, Antennas

    Connections Antennas FM wire antenna Connect the FM wire antenna and fully extend (for best reception, attach horizontally along a window frame, etc.). AM loop antenna ANTENNA DIGITAL PCM/ UNBAL LOOP 75Ω ANTENNA DVD 5.1 CH INPUT MONITOR SURROUND SUBWOOFER CONTROL VIDEO PCM/...

  • Page 9: Audio Components Connections

    Audio Components Connections Be sure to switch power to standby and remove the power cord from the wall outlet when you make or change connections. Connect your audio components as shown below. Refer to “Digital Connections” on page 11 when making digital connections from your DVD or LD player.

  • Page 10: Video Components Connections

    Connections Video Components Connections • Connect your video components as shown below. Also, refer to “Digital Connections” on page 11 when making digital connections from your DVD or LD player. monitor INPUT VIDEO » ANTENNA DIGITAL PCM/ UNBAL LOOP 75Ω ANTENNA DVD 5.1 CH INPUT...

  • Page 11: Digital Connections

    Digital Connections Digital components can be connected as shown below. You can select up to three of the following be assigned to the digital inputs on this unit: DVD/LD, TV/SAT, MD/TAPE1, CD, VCR. To assign the digital inputs, refer to “Setting Up for Surround Sound”...

  • Page 12: Dvd 5.1 Channel Connection

    Connections DVD 5.1 Channel Connection DVD and LD discs are often compatible with both 2 channel and 5.1 channel audio output formats. Refer to page 30 for more information on how to switch between the two input methods. Connections can be made from a DVD player, Multi channel decoder equipped with 5.1 analog outputs to the 5.1 analog inputs on this unit.

  • Page 13: Speakers

    Speakers • Use speakers with a nominal impedance of 6 Ω to 16 Ω. • The front speaker B terminal is only used in stereo mode (Not available during DVD 5.1 channel, DSP mode, Surround mode). • When you use the speaker on your TV as a center speaker, please connect the CENTER PREOUT jack on this unit to the audio input jack on your TV.

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    Connections Speaker placement To achieve the best possible surround sound, install your speakers as shown below. Be sure all speakers are installed securely to prevent accidents and improve sound quality. Surround • Install the left and right front speakers at equal distances from the TV. memo •...

  • Page 15: Preparations, Setting Up For Surround Sound

    Preparations Setting Up for Surround Sound Be sure to switch the power of this unit on (The STANDBY indicator goes out) before operating. To ensure the best possible surround sound, be sure to complete the following set up operations. This is particularly important when using the (Dolby) Surround mode.

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    Preparations SPEAKER setting mode Establishes the size and configuration of the speaker system you have connected. In the display, “F”, “C”, and “S” refer to front, center, and surround speakers respectively. Speaker size is denoted as “L” for large speakers, “S” for small speakers, and “ memo If the cone size of your speaker is larger than 5 inches (12 cm), please set to Large.

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    SUB WOOFER ON/OFF setting mode Sets whether the SUB WOOFER is used or not. • Initial setting is “ON”. memo • Setting the front speaker size to “Small” in the SPEAKER setting mode automatically locks the sub woofer in the “ON” position. SIGNAL SELECT ANALOG...

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    Preparations Low cut filter ON/OFF setting mode Turn the low cut filter ON when distorted sound is output through the sub woofer. • Initial setting is “OFF”. memo • If the SUB WOOFER is set to “OFF” in the SUB WOOFER ON/OFF setting mode, the low cut filter cannot be set.

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    Dynamic range control setting mode Dynamic range indicates in decibels how loud and soft sounds can be played back properly (so that soft sounds are not covered by noise and loud sounds are not distorted). Dynamic range control is a function which compresses this dynamic range.

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    Setting the volume level of each channel (Adjusting the speaker volume balance) • Sound from the SUB WOOFER seems quite. memo • The speaker volume can be adjusted without outputting the test tone by pressing CHANNEL LEVEL or CHANNEL SELECT . •...

  • Page 21: Names Of Parts And Basic Operations, Display

    Names of Parts and Basic Operations Display SIGNAL SELECT ANALOG PRO LOGIC DIGITAL DIGITAL AC-3 1 SIGNAL SELECT indicators Light to indicate the type of input signal selected for the current component (refer to “Front Panel”, !, SIGNAL SELECT on pages 23, 24). ANALOG : Lights when the analog audio signals are selected.

  • Page 22: Remote Control

    Names of Parts and Basic Operations Remote Control These pages describe the buttons on the remote control used to operate the receiver. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS TEST TONE CONTROL SURROUND ATT.

  • Page 23: Front Panel

    21). Only A speakers are available when using surround sound modes. 8 BASS (+/–) button Press to adjust low frequencies in the range of ±6. Names of Parts and Basic Operations - = ~ ! @ # VSX-D498 SPEAKERS B ASS TREBLE – –...

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    Names of Parts and Basic Operations ! SIGNAL SELECT button Use to select input signals for the digital components. First press DVD/LD, TV/SAT, MD/TAPE 1, CD or VCR (& Function buttons) to select the component, then press SIGNAL SELECT repeatedly to select one of the following: ANALOG : Selects the analog (R and L) audio signals.

  • Page 25: Sound Modes

    Sound Modes This receiver incorporates two surround modes for enjoyment of a variety of program sources. Surround modes (Dolby) Surround mode Use this mode when playing Dolby Digital or Dolby Surround software. Decoding switches automatically according to the input signal, so all you have to do is enjoy! You can identify Dolby Digital software by the , but unmarked software may also incorporate Dolby Pro Logic.

  • Page 26: Switching Analog/digital Signal Input

    Sound Modes Switching ANALOG/DIGITAL Signal Input The input of the component set in the digital input setting (refer to page 19) can be switched to an analog or digital input signal by pressing the SIGNAL SELECT button. SIGNAL SELECT <ARB7192> Press SIGNAL SELECT on the front panel to select the input signal corresponding to the source component.

  • Page 27: Playback

    Playback SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS TEST TONE CONTROL SURROUND ATT. CD DISC FUNCTION DSP MODE MUTING CHANNEL SELECT LEVEL RECEIVER MASTER VOLUME STANDBY/ON EFFECT AV MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER Î REMOTE CONTROL UNIT Turn on the power of the playback component.

  • Page 28: Playing Sources With Dolby Digital Sound

    Sound Modes Playing Sources with Dolby Digital Sound SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS TEST TONE CONTROL SURROUND ATT. CD DISC FUNCTION DSP MODE MUTING CHANNEL SELECT LEVEL RECEIVER MASTER STANDBY/ON EFFECT VOLUME...

  • Page 29: Selecting A Sound Mode

    Selecting a Sound Mode To ensure the best possible surround sound, be sure to complete the set up procedures described in “Setting Up for Surround Sound” (starting on page 15) before using the sound modes. This is particularly important when using the (Dolby) Surround mode.

  • Page 30: Dvd 5.1ch Input Playback, Listening In Midnight Listening Mode

    Sound Modes DVD 5.1ch Input Playback Connect a component with 5.1 channel output to enjoy the surround sound created by 5.1 channel playback. DVD/LD Listening in MIDNIGHT Listening Mode When the volume is low, surround effects tend to become less than satisfactory. Turn the MIDNIGHT listening mode on to enjoy the effects of quality surround sound even at low volumes.

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    Adjusting Bass and Treble Frequencies (Tone Control) Use BASS (+/–) or TREBLE (+/–) to adjust the low and high frequencies. TREBLE +/– BASS +/– Press BASS (+/–) to adjust the low frequencies. SIGNAL SELECT ANALOG Press TREBLE (+/–) to adjust the high frequencies. SIGNAL SELECT ANALOG...

  • Page 32: Tuner Operations, Automatic And Manual Tuning

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

  • Page 33: Direct Tuning

    Direct Tuning The following steps show you how to tune directly to a specific frequency using the remote control. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS TEST TONE CONTROL SURROUND ATT. CD DISC FUNCTION DSP MODE...

  • Page 34: Memorizing Frequently Tuned Stations

    Tuner Operations Memorizing Frequently Tuned Stations The following steps show you how to memorize up to 30 radio stations in 3 classes (each holding 10 channels). When memorizing FM frequencies, the receiver also memorizes the MPX mode (STEREO or MONO). Using the front panel <ARB7192>...

  • Page 35: Recalling The Memorized Stations

    Recalling the Memorized Stations Using the remote control SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. +/– DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS TEST TONE CONTROL SURROUND ATT. CD DISC FUNCTION DSP MODE MUTING CHANNEL LEVEL SELECT RECEIVER MASTER STANDBY/ON...

  • Page 36: Other Operations, Recording From Audio Components

    Other Operations Recording from Audio Components The following operations show you how to record audio to the cassette, DAT, or MD deck connected to the MD/TAPE 1 or TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks. memo The receiver’s volume, tone (BASS, TREBLE, and LOUDNESS), and surround effects have no effect on the recorded signal.

  • Page 37: Recording From Video Components

    Recording from Video Components The following operations show you how to record audio and video to the video tape recorder connected to the VCR jacks. The receiver’s volume, tone (BASS, TREBLE, and LOUDNESS), and surround effects have no effect on the memo recorded signal.

  • Page 38: Remote Controlling Other Pioneer Components

    Other Operations Remote Controlling Other PIONEER Components DVD player operations Before to performing these operations, press the DVD (SOURCE SELECT) button to switch the remote to the memo DVD operation mode. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL.

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    LD player operations Before to performing these operations, press the LD (SOURCE SELECT) button to switch the remote to the LD memo operation mode. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS CONTROL TEST TONE ATT.

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    Other Operations TV operations memo Before to performing these operations, press TV CONTROL (SOURCE SELECT) to switch the remote to the TV operation mode. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS CONTROL TEST TONE ATT.

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    CD player operations memo Before to performing these operations, press the CD (SOURCE SELECT) button to switch the remote to the CD operation mode. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS CONTROL TEST TONE SURROUND...

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    Other Operations Cassette deck operations memo Before to performing these operations, press the TAPE (SOURCE SELECT) button to switch the remote to the TAPE operation mode. SOURCE SELECT CHANNEL STANDBY/ON STATION TV FUNC. TV VOL. TAPE TAPE BAND FREQ. DIRECT TUNER CLASS .ACCESS...

  • Page 43: Additional Information, Dolby Digital

    Additional Information Dolby Digital Dolby Digital is a compression format which records the sound of 6 channels of the theater surround system (Dolby Digital) on the movie film digital track. Of the 6 channels, the sub woofer channel is intended for bass only, and because the frequency range is smaller than the main channel, it is expressed as 5.1 channel.

  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. Symptom The power does not turn ON.

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    Symptom Broadcast stations cannot be selected automatically. No sound from surround or center speakers. Sound is produced from other components, but not from LD or DVD player. Cannot be remote controlled. The display is dark. If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity Disconnect the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.

  • Page 46: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications Specifications Amplifier Section Continuous average power output of 80 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz with no more than 0.09 %** total harmonic distortion (front). Continuous Power Output Front ... 80 W + 80 W (1 kHz, 0.8 %, 8 Ω) Center ...

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    Should this product require service in the U.S.A. and you wish to locate the nearest Pioneer Authorized Independent Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts, operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown below.

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    Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. For Assistance With Basic Set-up, Operation, or Trouble...

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