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4-233-598-72(4)
FM Stereo
FM-AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DE675
2001 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

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    4-233-598-72(4) FM Stereo FM-AM Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DE675 2001 Sony Corporation...

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    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 3: Table Of Contents

    About This Manual The instructions in this manual is for model STR-DE675. Check your model number by looking at the lower right corner of the front panel. Conventions • The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the receiver. You can also use the controls on the supplied remote if they have the same or similar names as those on the receiver.

  • Page 4: Hooking Up The Components, Unpacking

    Hooking Up Components This chapter describes how to connect various audio and video components to the receiver. Be sure to read the sections for the components you have before you actually connect them to the receiver. Unpacking Check that you received the following items with the receiver: •...

  • Page 5: Antenna Hookups

    Antenna Hookups AM loop antenna (supplied) DIGITAL OPTICAL ANTENNA DVD/LD TV/SAT TAPE CTRL VIDEO IN TAPE COAXIAL DVD/LD COAXIAL S VIDEO CENTER FRONT SURROUND AUDIO IN WOOFER TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2 MD/TAPE MULTI CH IN Terminals for connecting the antennas Connect the To the AM loop antenna...

  • Page 6: Audio Component Hookups

    Audio Component Hookups MD/TAPE deck INPUT OUTPUT LINE DIGITAL OPTICAL ANTENNA DVD/LD TV/SAT TAPE CTRL VIDEO IN TAPE COAXIAL DVD/LD COAXIAL S VIDEO CENTER FRONT SURROUND AUDIO IN WOOFER MD/TAPE TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2 MULTI CH IN OUTPUT LINE CD player Jacks for connecting audio components Connect a To the...

  • Page 7: Video Component Hookups

    Video Component Hookups TV or Satellite tuner DVD or LD player S-VIDEO OUTPUT OUTPUT AUDIO OUT VIDEO AUDIO OUT VIDEO DIGITAL OPTICAL ANTENNA DVD/LD TV/SAT TAPE CTRL VIDEO IN VIDEO IN TAPE COAXIAL DVD/LD COAXIAL S VIDEO S VIDEO CENTER AUDIO IN AUDIO IN FRONT...

  • Page 8: Digital Component Hookups

    You can also connect an LD player with an RF OUT jack via an RF demodulator, such as the Sony MOD-RF1 (not supplied). DVD player (etc.)* OUTPUT...

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    Connect the digital output jacks of your MD or tape deck to the receiver’s digital input jack and connect the digital input jacks of your MD or tape deck to the receiver’s digital output jack. These connections allow you to make digital recordings of a CDs played back through your DVD (or LD player) and satellite broadcasts.

  • Page 10: Multi Ch In Hookups

    MULTI CH IN Hookups Although this receiver incorporates a multi channel decoder, it is also equipped with MULTI CH IN jacks. These connections allow you to enjoy multichannel software encoded in formats other than Dolby Digital and DTS. If your DVD player is equipped with MULTI CH OUTPUT jacks, you can connect them directly to the receiver to enjoy the sound of the DVD player’s multi channel decoder.

  • Page 11: Other Hookups

    Other Hookups CONTROL A1 DIGITAL OPTICAL DVD/LD TV/SAT TAPE VIDEO IN VIDEO IN TAPE DVD/LD COAXIAL S VIDEO CENTER AUDIO IN AUDIO IN FRONT SURROUND WOOFER TV/SAT DVD/LD VIDEO 2 OUTPUT LINE CD player, tape deck, MD deck, etc. Required cords Audio cords (not supplied) When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the components.

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    MD deck that is also connected to a computer, do not operate the receiver while using the “Sony MD Editor” software. This may cause a malfunction. • If you have a Sony CD changer with a COMMAND MODE selector If your CD changer’s COMMAND MODE selector can be set to CD 1, CD 2, or CD 3, be sure to set the command mode to “CD 1”...

  • Page 13: Speaker System

    Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System This chapter describes how to hook up your speaker system to the receiver, how to position each speaker, and how to set up your speakers to enjoy multi channel surround sound. SET UP Jog dial MULTI CHANNEL DECODING MULTI CHANNEL DECODING...

  • Page 14: Speaker System Hookup

    Speaker System Hookup Required cords Speaker cords (not supplied) One for each front, surround, and center speaker (–) Monaural audio cord (not supplied) One for an active sub woofer Black DIGITAL OPTICAL ANTENNA DVD/LD TV/SAT TAPE CTRL VIDEO IN TAPE DVD/LD COAXIAL S VIDEO...

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    To avoid short-circuiting the speakers Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage the receiver. To prevent this, make sure to take the following precautions when connecting the speakers. Make sure the stripped ends of each speaker cord does not touch another speaker terminal or the stripped end of another speaker cord.

  • Page 16: Performing Initial Setup Operations

    Performing Initial Setup Operations Once you have made speaker connections and have turned on the power for the first time, clear the receiver’s memory. After you have done this, set the speaker sizes, speaker locations and other initial system settings that are necessary.

  • Page 17: Multi Channel Surround Setup

    You cannot change the configuration if you choose MICRO SP. The setting for Micro Satellite speaker (MICRO SP.) has been programmed to optimize the sound balance. If you use Sony’s Micro Satellite speakers, select MICRO SP. When you use Micro Satellite speaker and the speaker size is set to LARGE, you may not obtain the correct soundstage.

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    Multi Channel Surround Setup p Front speaker size ( Initial setting : LARGE • If you connect large speakers that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. • If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround effects when using multi channel surround sound, select “SMALL”...

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    p Surround speaker height ( Initial setting : HGT. LOW This parameter lets you specify the height of your surround speakers for proper implementation of the Digital Cinema Sound surround modes in the “VIRTUAL” sound fields. Refer to the illustration below. •...

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    Multi Channel Surround Setup About speaker distances This receiver allows you to input the speaker position in terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set the center speaker farther away than the front speakers. Also, the center speaker can not be set more that 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer than the front speakers.

  • Page 21: Before You Use Your Receiver

    Notes • The front balance, surround balance, center level, and surround level are shown in the display during adjustment. • Although these adjustments can also be made via the front panel using the LEVEL menu (when the test tone is output, the receiver switches to the LEVEL menu automatically), we recommend you follow the procedure described above and adjust the speaker levels from your listening position using the...

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    Before You Use Your Receiver There’s no sound from a specific component. , Check that the component is connected correctly to audio input jacks for that component. , Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is (are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the component.

  • Page 23: Operations, Front Panel Parts Descriptions

    Location of Parts and Basic Operations This chapter provides information about the locations and functions of the buttons and controls on the front panel. It also explains basic operations. Front Panel Parts Descriptions 1 ?/1 switch Press to turn the receiver on and off. 2 DISPLAY button Press repeatedly to change the information on the display window as follows:...

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    ? / 1 DISPLAY SPEAKERS PRESET/ – PTY SELECT DIMMER MEMORY SHIFT PHONES 3 DIMMER button Press repeatedly to adjust the brightness of the display. When you want to turn off the display, set in the “DIM.RANGE” parameter in the SET UP menu (page 47).

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    8 INPUT MODE button Press to select the input mode for your digital components (DVD/LD, TV/SAT and MD/TAPE). Each press switches the input mode of the currently selected component. Select AUTO Give priority to digital signals when there are both digital and analog connections.

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    Front Panel Parts Description ? / 1 DISPLAY SPEAKERS PRESET/ – PTY SELECT DIMMER MEMORY SHIFT PHONES qg EQ button Press to activate the equalizer parameters (page 36). The indicator on the button lights up and you can adjust the various equalizer parameters. qh SURR button Press to activate the surround parameters (page 34).

  • Page 27: Enjoying Surround Sound

    The virtual sound modes contain compelling applications of the Sony Digital Cinema Sound digital signal processing technology. They shift the sound away from the actual speaker locations to simulate the presence of several “virtual”...

  • Page 28: Selecting A Sound Field

    LEVEL SOUND FIELD SURR MULTI CHANNEL DECODING ? / 1 LEVEL DISPLAY SPEAKERS SURR SET UP CINEMA STUDIO EX PRESET/ NAME – PTY SELECT – TUNING DIMMER SOUND FIELD MEMORY SHIFT FM MODE FM/AM A.F.D. MODE PHONES ENTER Cursor buttons Jog dial Brief descriptions of buttons used to enjoy surround sound...

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    Software with two channel audio signals, is decoded with Dolby Pro Logic to create surround effects. C. ST. EX A Reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures 1)2) (CINEMA STUDIO EX. A) Entertainment’s classic editing studio by using the 3D (Press CINEMA STUDIO EX.

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    Selecting a Sound Field Sound field Effect V.M.DIMENS. Uses 3D sound imaging to create an array of virtual (VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION) surround speakers positioned higher than the listener from a single pair of actual surround speakers. This mode creates four sets of virtual speakers surround the listener at approximately a 30°...

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    Use the buttons on the front panel to operate the following modes A.F.D. Automatically detects the type of audio signal being AUTO FORMAT DECODING input (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, or standard two (Press the A.F.D. button) channel stereo) and performs the proper decoding if necessary.

  • Page 32: Understanding The Multi-channel Surround Displays

    Understanding the Multi-Channel Surround Displays DIGITAL SP. OFF L F E SL S SR 1 ; DIGITAL This indicator lights up when the unit is decoding signals recorded in the Dolby Digital format. 2 PRO LOGIC Lights up when the receiver applies Pro Logic processing to two channel signals in order to output the center and surround channel signals.* * However, this indicator does not light if the center and surround...

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    Source sound displays The letters (L, C, R, etc.) indicate the source sound. The box around the letters varies to show how the receiver downmixes the source sound (based on the speakers settings). When using music sound modes such as SMALL HALL or JAZZ CLUB, the receiver adds reverberation based on the source sound.

  • Page 34: Customizing Sound Fields

    Customizing Sound Fields By adjusting the surround parameters and the tone characteristics of the front speakers, you can customize the sound fields to suit your particular listening situation. Once you customize a sound field, the changes are stored in memory indefinitely (unless the receiver is unplugged for about one week).

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    Adjusting the level parameters The LEVEL menu contains parameters that let you adjust the balance and speaker volumes of each speaker. The settings available in this menu are applied to all sound fields. Start playing a program source encoded with multi channel surround sound.

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    Customizing Sound Fields Dynamic range compressor ( D. RANGE Initial setting : COMP. OFF Lets you compress the dynamic range of the sound track. This may be useful when you want to watch movies at low volumes late at night. •...

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    Adjustable parameters for each sound field EFFECT LEVEL A.F.D. NORMAL SURROUND CINEMA STUDIO EX. A CINEMA STUDIO EX. B CINEMA STUDIO EX. C SEMI CINEMA STUDIO EX. A SEMI CINEMA STUDIO EX. B SEMI CINEMA STUDIO EX. C V. MULTI DIMENSION V.

  • Page 38: Receiving Broadcasts

    Receiving Broadcasts This chapter describes how to receive FM or AM broadcasts and how to preset selected stations. You can tune in stations on this receiver in the following ways: Automatic FM Memory (AUTOBETICAL) You can have the receiver automatically store up to 30 of the clearest FM and FM RDS stations in alphabetical order (see page 40).

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    PRESET/PTY SELECT +/– MEMORY TUNING +/– MULTI CHANNEL DECODING ? / 1 INPUT MODE LEVEL DISPLAY SPEAKERS SURR SET UP CINEMA STUDIO EX EQUALIZER PRESET/ NAME – PTY SELECT – TUNING DIMMER MULTI CH IN SOUND FIELD MEMORY SHIFT FM MODE FM/AM A.F.D.

  • Page 40: Direct Tuning

    Storing FM Stations Automatically (AUTOBETICAL) This function lets you store up to 30 FM and FM RDS stations in alphabetical order without redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the stations with the clearest signals. If you want to store FM or AM stations one by one, see “Presetting radio stations”...

  • Page 41: Automatic Tuning, Preset Tuning

    Automatic Tuning For details on the buttons used in this section, see “Brief descriptions of buttons used to receive broadcasts” on page 39. Press TUNER. The last received station is tuned in. Press FM/AM to select the FM or AM band. Press TUNING + or TUNING –.

  • Page 42: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Preset Tuning Tuning to preset stations You can tune the preset stations either of the following two ways. Scanning the preset stations Press TUNER. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET/PTY SELECT + or PRESET/PTY SELECT – repeatedly to select the preset station you want. Each time you press the button, the receiver tunes in one preset station at a time, in the corresponding order and direction as follows:...

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    Locating a station by programme type (PTY) You can locate a station you want by selecting a programme type. The receiver tunes in the type of programmes currently being broadcast from the RDS stations stored in the receiver's preset memory. Press PTY to display the current PTY type.

  • Page 44: Other Operations

    Other Operations Cursor buttons NAME SET UP MULTI CHANNEL DECODING ? / 1 LEVEL SPEAKERS DISPLAY SURR SET UP CINEMA STUDIO EX PRESET/ NAME – PTY SELECT – TUNING DIMMER SOUND FIELD MEMORY SHIFT FM MODE FM/AM A.F.D. MODE PHONES ENTER Jog dial ENTER...

  • Page 45: Naming Preset Stations And Program Sources, Recording

    Naming Preset Stations and Program Sources You can enter a name (index name) of up to 8 characters for preset stations and program sources. These names (for example, “VHS”) appear in the receiver’s display when a station or program source is selected. Note that no more than one name can be entered for each preset station or program source.

  • Page 46: Using The Sleep Timer

    Recording Recording on a video tape You can record from a TV, or an LD player using the receiver. You can also add audio from a variety of audio sources when editing a video tape. See your LD player’s instruction manual if you need help. Select the program source to be recorded.

  • Page 47: Adjustment Using The Set Up Button, Control A1 Control System

    The CONTROL A1 control system has been updated to the CONTROL A1 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 A1 , and can be connected to each other.

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    Automatic function selection When you connect a CONTROL A1 compatible Sony amplifier (or receiver) to other Sony components using monaural mini-plug cords, the function selector on the...

  • Page 49: Additional Information, Troubleshooting

    Also, see “Checking the connections” on page 21 to verify that the connections are correct. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. There’s no sound or only a very low-level sound is heard. , Check that the speakers and components are connected securely.

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    Troubleshooting No sound or only a very low-level sound is heard from the surround speakers. , Make sure the sound field function is on (press SOUND FIELD MODE). , Select the appropriate center mode (see pages 28 – 31). , Adjust the speaker volume (see page 20). , Make sure the surround speaker size parameter is set to either SMALL or LARGE (see page 18).

  • Page 51: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section POWER OUTPUT Rated Power Output at Stereo mode (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%) 100 W + 100 W Reference Power Output (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%) Front: 100 W/ch Center: 100 W Surround: 100 W/ch Frequency response MULTI CH IN, CD, MD/TAPE, DVD/...

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    Specifications AM tuner section Tuning range 531 - 1602 kHz Antenna Loop antenna Intermediate frequency 450 kHz Usable sensitivity 50 dB/m (at 999 kHz) 54 dB (at 50 mV/m) Harmonic distortion 0.5 % (50 mV/m, 400 Hz) Selectivity At 9 kHz: 35 dB Video section Inputs Video: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms...

  • Page 53: Glossary

    Digital Cinema Sound This is the generic name of the surround sound produced by digital signal processing technology developed by Sony. Unlike previous surround sound fields mainly directed at the reproduction of music, Digital Cinema Sound is designed specifically for the enjoyment of...

  • Page 54: Buttons

    Settings Using SURR, LEVEL, EQ, and SET UP buttons You can make various settings using the LEVEL, SURR, EQ, SET UP buttons, jog dial, and cursor buttons. The table below shows each of the settings that these buttons can make. Press and light Press SURR button...

  • Page 55: Remote Button Description

    Remote Button Description You can use the remote to operate the components in your system. The tables below show the settings of each button. Remote Button Operations Function SLEEP Receiver Activates the sleep function and the duration which the receiver turns off automatically.

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    TITLE DVD player Displays DVD title. ** Only for Sony TVs with the picture-in-picture function. Notes • Some functions explained in this section may not work depending on the model of the receiver. • The above explanation is intended to serve as an example only.

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    ENTER DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver) VCD player * Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 1, 2 or 3 setting. These correspond to Beta, 8mm and VHS respectively. Now you can use the CD/SACD button to control the tape deck.

  • Page 58: Index

    Index AC-3. See Dolby Digital (AC-3) Adjusting brightness of the display 24 speaker volumes 20 surround parameters 34 Automatic tuning 41 Basic receiver operations 23 - 26 Batteries 4 Changing display 24 effect level 34 Checking the connections 21 Clearing receiver’s memory 16 Connecting.

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    Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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