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Sony STR-DA9000ES Operating Instructions Manual

Hi-fi receivers: fm stereo/fm-am receiver.

 
4-249-349-11(1)
FM Stereo
FM/AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
STR-DA9000ES
©2003 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.

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    If you have any questions about this product, you may call; Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669. The Number below is for the FCC related matters only.

  • Page 3

    For customer in Canada CAUTION TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. Important Safety Instruction 1 Read these instructions. 2 Keep these instructions.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started 1: Check how to hookup your components ... 6 1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks ... 8 1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks... 12 1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks ... 14 2: Connecting the antennas ...

  • Page 6: Components

    Getting Started 1: Check how to hookup your components Steps 1a through 1c beginning on page 8 describe how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Connectable components” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.

  • Page 7

    • When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place. • Do not bend or tie optical digital cords. If you have Sony components with CONTROL A1II/CONTROL S jacks See “CONTROL A1II Control System” on page 54.

  • Page 8: A: Connecting Components With Digital Audio Output Jacks

    1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks Hooking up a DVD player, LD player, VCR, TV monitor, or satellite tuner For details on the required cords (A–J), see page 7. 1 Connect the audio jacks. OUTPUT OUTPUT DIGITAL OPTICAL DIGITAL COAXIAL DIGITAL...

  • Page 9

    2 Connect the video jacks. The following illustration shows how to connect a TV or satellite tuner and a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, P video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. You can upconvert the video signals, and adjust the hue, etc.

  • Page 10

    Notes • On this receiver, standard video signals can be converted to component video or S-video signals, and S-video signals can be converted to component video signals. However, you cannot convert the component video signals to standard video or S-video signals. •...

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    Hooking up a CD/Super Audio CD player or MD/DAT deck For details on the required cords (A–J), see page 7. CD/Super Audio CD player OUTPUT AUDIO OUTPUT OUTPUT DIGITAL DIGITAL OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 OUT 1 OUT 2 TV/SAT CONTROL S...

  • Page 12: B: Connecting Components With Multi Channel Output Jacks

    1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks 1 Connect the audio jacks. If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you can connect it to this receiver’s MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks to enjoy the multi channel sound. Alternatively, the multi channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.

  • Page 13

    2 Connect the video jacks. The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, P /B-Y, P /R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. You can upconvert the video signals, and adjust the hue, etc. of the converted signals (page 42).

  • Page 14: C: Connecting Components With Only Analog Audio Jacks

    1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks Hooking up audio components For details on the required cords (A OUTPUT AUDIO CD/Super Audio CD player DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 OUT 1 OUT 2 TV/SAT MD/DAT MD/DAT CONTROL A1II CD/SACD COAXIAL VIDEO 1...

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    Hooking up video components If you connect your TV to the MONITOR jacks, you can watch the video from the selected input (page 25). You can also display the SPEAKER SET UP, LEVEL, SURR SET UP, EQUALIZER, CUSTOMIZE menu settings and sound fields on your TV by pressing ON SCREEN on the remote. For details on the required cords (A Camcorder or B, D...

  • Page 16: Connecting The Antennas

    2: Connecting the antennas Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 OUT 1 OUT 2 TV/SAT CONTROL S MD/DAT MD/DAT CONTROL A1II CD/SACD COAXIAL VIDEO 1 AUDIO IN i.LINK S200 TV/SAT CD/SACD RS232C Notes...

  • Page 17: Connecting Speakers

    3: Connecting speakers Connect your speakers to the receiver. This receiver allows you to use a 9.1 channel system. To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1 channel). You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD software recorded in the Surround EX format if you connect one additional surround back speaker (6.1 channel) or two surround back speakers (7.1 channel) (see “Selecting the surround back decoding mode”...

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    Required cords A Speaker cords (not supplied) (–) Sub woofer INPUT AUDIO /B-Y /R-Y /B-Y /R-Y FRONT SURROUND SURR BACK SUB WOOFER PRE OUT Surround back speaker (R) When you connect a sub woofer with auto standby, function, turn off the function while watching movies. You can select the surround speakers you want to use with SPEAKERS SURROUND.

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    To connect certain speakers to another power receiver, use the PRE OUT jacks. The same signal is output from both the SPEAKERS FRONT jacks and the PRE OUT jacks. For example, if you want to connect just the front speakers to another receiver, connect that receiver to the PRE OUT FRONT L and R jacks.

  • Page 20: Connecting The Ac Power Cord

    4: Connecting the AC power cord Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet. AC OUTLET SPEAKERS SURROUND CENTER SURROUND BACK FRONT IMPEDANCE USE 4-16 A+B USE 8-16 Notes •...

  • Page 21: Setting Up The Speakers

    5: Setting up the speakers You can use the SPEAKER SET UP menu to set the size and distance of the speakers connected to this system. Press ?/1 to turn on the system. Rotate MAIN MENU to select “SPEAKER SET UP”. Rotate MENU to select the menu item you want.

  • Page 22

    • NO or MIX If you did not connect a center speaker, select “NO” or “MIX”. When set to “MIX”, the sound of the center speaker can be output from the front speakers without deteriorating the sound quality. For details, see “MIX SCALING”...

  • Page 23

    When placing two surround back speakers (The angle B should be the same) 30˚ 30˚ 100˚-120˚ 100˚-120˚ x CENTER XX feet (Center speaker distance) Initial setting: 10 feet Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the center speaker. You can adjust from 3 feet to 23 feet in 1 foot steps.

  • Page 24: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance, Test Tone

    6: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance — TEST TONE Adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening the test tone from your listening position. Use the remote for the operation. For details on the remote operation, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the remote.

  • Page 25: Selecting The Component

    Amplifier Operation Selecting the component Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the input. The selected input appears in the display. To select the Display VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3 or VIDEO 4 Camcorder or TV game VIDEO 5 LD player DVD player Satellite tuner TV/SAT...

  • Page 26: Listening To Multi Channel Sound

    Listening to multi channel sound — MULTI CH IN You can select the audio directly from the components connected to the MULTI CHANNEL IN jacks. This enables you to enjoy high quality analog inputs like DVD or Super Audio CD. Surround effects and LIP SYNC (page 41) are not activated when using this input.

  • Page 27: Presetting Radio Stations

    Touch b to display screen 2/3. Touch DIRECT. Touch the numeric buttons to enter the frequency. Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz Touch 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0 (You do not have to enter the last “0” when the tuning scale is set to 100 kHz.) Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz Touch 1 b 3 b 5 b 0...

  • Page 28: Changing The Display

    Each time you press the button, you can select the preset station as follows: tA1yA2y...yA0yB1yB2y...yB0T tC0y...yC2yC1T Using the remote Touch RM SELECT. Touch AMP, then touch TUNER. The input of the receiver switches to TUNER. Touch RM SELECT. Touch TUNER. Touch SHIFT to select the memory page (A, B, or C).

  • Page 29: About The Indications In The Display

    About the indications in the display INPUT AUTO I.LINK DIGITAL EX L.F.E. PRO LOGIC II MOVIE A SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is set to “YES” (page 21). While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a sub woofer signal based on the LFE signal in the disc being played back or the low frequency components of the front channels.

  • Page 30

    O Tuner indicators: Lights up when using the receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See pages 26–28 for tuner operations. P H.A.T.S.: Lights up when the connected i.LINK component is compatible with H.A.T.S. function. Q 96/24: Lights up when the receiver is decoding DTS 96 kHz/24 bit signals.

  • Page 31: Using Only The Front Speakers, Enjoying Higher Fidelity Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Using only the front speakers In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front L/R speakers only. There is no sound from the sub woofer. Listening to 2 channel stereo sources (2CH STEREO) Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel.

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    Sound fields with marks use DCS technology. DCS is the concept name of the surround technology for home theater developed by Sony. DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology to reproduce the sound characteristics of an actual cinema cutting studio in Hollywood.

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    DC S x CINEMA STUDIO EX C Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal for watching musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the soundtrack. D C S x V.MULTI DIMENSION Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers from a single pair of actual surround speakers.

  • Page 34: Selecting The Surround Back Decoding Mode, Surr Back Decoding

    x HEADPHONE THEATER Allows you to experience a theater-like environment while listening through a pair of headphones. To turn off the surround effect Press 2CH, or press A.F.D. to select “A.F.D. AUTO”. Enjoying the surround effect at low volume level (NIGHT MODE) This function allows you to retain a theater like environment at low volume levels.

  • Page 35

    How to select the surround back decoding mode You can select the surround back mode you want according to the input stream. When you select “AUTO” When the input stream contains the 6.1 channel decode flag decode the surround back signal. Input stream Output channel Dolby Digital 5.1...

  • Page 36: Assigning The Audio Input, Digital Assign

    Advanced Adjustments and Settings Assigning the audio input — DIGITAL ASSIGN You can assign the digital audio input for other input. This function is convenient in the following cases. (Example) When you have two DVD players and no digital audio input jack is available for the second DVD player.

  • Page 37: Switching The Audio Input Mode For Digital Components

    Switching the audio input mode for digital components — INPUT MODE You can switch the audio input mode for components for which this receiver has digital audio input jacks. Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the input. Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to select the audio input mode.

  • Page 38

    For advanced SURR SET UP menu adjustments Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU EXPAND” to “ON” to enable advanced adjustments. For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page 40. For details on how to set the items, see page 43. Adjusting the LEVEL menu You can adjust the balance and level of each speaker.

  • Page 39: Adjusting The Equalizer

    For advanced LEVEL menu adjustments Use the CUSTOMIZE menu and set “MENU EXPAND” to “ON” to enable advanced adjustments. For details on “MENU EXPAND”, see page 40. For details on how to set the items, see page 44. Resetting sound fields to the initial settings Press ?/1 to turn off the power.

  • Page 40: Advanced Settings

    x SURR/SB BASS XXX dB (Surround/surround back speaker bass level) x SURR/SB TRE. XXX dB (Surround/surround back speaker treble level) Initial setting: 0 dB You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 1 dB steps. x EQ BANK X CLEAR (Equalizer bank clear) You can reset the adjusted equalizer settings to the initial setting.

  • Page 41

    x i POWER (i.LINK power management) • AUTO Lets you turn off the power of the unnecessary i.LINK circuits automatically. You can enjoy high quality digital or analog audio without the influence of the i.LINK circuits. When set to “AUTO”, it takes some time to output the sound.

  • Page 42

    component to “ON”. For other components, set the 2 way remote control system to “OFF”. x REC OUT (Rec out setting) Lets you select the source for recording (analog source only). • MAIN SOURCE The analog audio signals of the current input is output.

  • Page 43

    120˚ 100˚ • SIDE/LOW Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to section A and C. • SIDE/HIGH Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to section A and D. • BEHD/LOW Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to section B and C.

  • Page 44

    All SURR SET UP menu parameters EFFECT LEVEL C. WIDTH L_C_R* DIMENSION F_I_S* PANORAMA MODE* FRONT REVERB* SCREEN DEPTH* VIR.SPEAKERS* A.F.D. 2CH SW * Adjustable only when “MENU EXPAND” is set to “ON”. x C. WIDTH L_C_R (Center width control) Initial setting: (3) Lets you perform further adjustments for Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode decoding.

  • Page 45

    All LEVEL menu parameters TEST TONE PHASE NOISE PHASE AUDIO FRONT L_I_R CENTER XXX.X dB SURROUND L XXX.X dB SURROUND R XXX.X dB SURR BACK XXX.X dB SURR BACK L XXX.X dB SURR BACK R XXX.X dB S.WOOFER XXX.X dB S.WOOFER TRIM X.X dB CENTER TRIM X.X dB MULTI CH 1 SW XXX dB...

  • Page 46: Custom Install Mode

    Custom install mode This receiver features the custom install modes described below. Depending on how you intend to use these features, use of these modes may require additional equipment (available separately) or modification of your listening environment. Please consult the retailer where you purchased this receiver for more information.

  • Page 47: Storing The Adjusted Settings, User Preset

    Storing the adjusted settings — USER PRESET You can store the adjusted sound field settings, etc. as USER PRESET up to 3 and can easily apply. Setting the USER PRESET Adjust the sound field, etc. For the settings you can store, see “Settings that can be stored in USER PRESET”.

  • Page 48: Naming Preset Stations And Inputs

    Other Operations Naming preset stations and inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for preset stations and inputs selected with INPUT SELECTOR, and display it in the receiver’s display. To index a preset station Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select tuner (“FM”...

  • Page 49: Using The Sleep Timer, Selecting The Speaker System

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. Use the remote for the operation. Press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is Each time you press SLEEP, the display changes cyclically as follows: 2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 0:30:00 t While using Sleep Timer, “SLEEP”...

  • Page 50: Recording

    Set to To select A+B* The speakers connected to both the SPEAKERS SURROUND A and SPEAKERS SURROUND B terminals (9.1 channel). * When the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR is set to “8W”, connect speakers with a nominal impedance of 16 ohm or higher. When the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR is set to “4W”, connect the speakers with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms or higher.

  • Page 51

    Select the program source to be recorded. Prepare the component for playing. For example, insert the laser disc you want to record into the LD player. Insert a blank video tape into the VCR (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2 or VIDEO 3) for recording.

  • Page 52: Listening To The Sound In Another Zone

    Listening to the sound in another zone DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 TV/SAT MD/DAT MD/DAT CD/SACD COAXIAL VIDEO 1 TV/SAT CD/SACD You can select analog audio/video signals for output to the 2nd zone or audio signals for the 3rd zone. For details on the connection, see page 53.

  • Page 53

    2nd zone connections Main receiver Audio/video components STR-DA9000ES 3rd zone connections Main receiver Audio components STR-DA9000ES 2nd zone Speaker ZONE Amplifier/Receiver 3rd zone Speaker ZONE Amplifier/Receiver Monitor Speaker Speaker...

  • Page 54: Control A1ii Control System

    The CONTROL A1 control system has been updated to the CONTROL A1II which is the standard system in the Sony 300 disc CD changer and other recent Sony components. Components with CONTROL A1 jacks are compatible with components with CONTROL A1II, and can be connected to each other.

  • Page 55: Using Control S Control System

    Using CONTROL S Control System If you have a CONTROL S-compatible Sony TV, satellite tuner, monitor, DVD player or VCR, use a control S connecting cord (not supplied) to connect the CTRL S IN (for TV, satellite tuner, or monitor) or CTRL S OUT (for VCR, etc.) jack on the receiver to the...

  • Page 56: I.link Connection

    i.LINK connection If you have the i.LINK component SCD- XA9000ES, connect to this receiver with an i.LINK cable (supplied with SCD-XA9000ES). This receiver is compatible with the i.LINK connection with SCD-XA9000ES only. The i.LINK connection to SCD-XA9000ES through other component, and i.LINK connection to other component are not guaranteed.

  • Page 57: Precautions

    Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine. If you have any question or problem concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound no matter which component is selected. • Check that both the receiver and all components are turned on.

  • Page 59

    • Check that the connecting cords are away from a transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away from a TV set or fluorescent light. • Move your TV away from the audio components. • Make sure you have grounded U SIGNAL GND terminal (only when a turntable is connected).

  • Page 60

    Turn off the receiver, leave the receiver for a while and turn on the power again. 21/PROTECTOR Turn off the receiver and consult your nearest Sony dealer. 71/PROHIBITED The receiver cannot output the sound due to the copyright protection.

  • Page 61: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (Models of area code U only) With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 170 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.

  • Page 62

    Harmonic distortion Selectivity At 9 kHz: At 10 kHz: 4) You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or 10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off the receiver. While holding down PRESET TUNING + or TUNING +, press ?/1. All preset stations will be erased when you change the tuning scale.

  • Page 64: List Of Button Locations And Reference

    List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Use this page to find the location of buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Main unit ALPHABETICAL ORDER A.F.D. 7 (31, 32, 34) BASS eh (40) DECODE PRIORITY ws (41) Digital Cinema Sound indicator...

  • Page 65

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  • Page 66: Index

    Index Adjusting CIS parameters 46 CUSTOMIZE parameters EQUALIZER parameter 39 LEVEL parameter 38 SPEAKER SET UP param- eters 21 speaker volume 24 SURR SET UP parameters Automatic tuning 26 Changing display 28 effect level 37 CIS 46 CIS menu 46 Clearing receiver’s memory 20 CONTROL A1 II 54 Crossover frequency 43...

  • Page 68

    Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)- free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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