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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.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Contents
Introduction .................................... 2
Connections ................................. 13
Enjoying Audio Sources.............. 22
Others
Troubleshooting .............................. 45
Specifications .................................. 47
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Enjoying Audio Sources....22 Others Troubleshooting ......45 Specifications ........47 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.

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Leave 20 cm (8") of free space at the top and sides Servicing is required when the apparatus has been and 10 cm (4") at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or or board above the apparatus shall be set 10 cm (4")

  • Page 3: Precautions

    This is normal. without the permission of the copyright holder. • If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may not work properly the next time you turn it on, so 2. AC Fuse—The AC fuse inside the unit is not user- be sure to use it occasionally.

  • Page 4

    The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue: Neutral Brown: Live As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting a DVD Player .........19 Remote Controller Signals (IR IN/OUT) ..39 Connecting a VCR.............20 If Remote Controller Signal Does not Reach the Connecting a TV or Other Component with an Audio Receiver Remote Sensor ........39 Output..............20 If Remote Controller Signal Does not Reach Other Connecting Components ........20...

  • Page 6: Supplied Accessories, Installing The Batteries

    - symbols) inside the battery compartment. 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. After batteries are installed and seated correctly, attach the compartment cover.

  • Page 7: Features

    Inc. ©2008 XM Satellite Radio Inc. All rights reserved. ©2005 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. “SIRIUS”, Sirius Connect, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. Available only in the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.

  • Page 8: Getting To Know The Receiver, Front Panel

    ZONE 2 LEVEL, TONE, [ ▲] / [ ▼] buttons (39) Used to label the FM or AM station preset number. The LEVEL button and [ ▲ ]/[ ▼ ] buttons are used Number buttons (29) when adjusting the volume level of Zone 2.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    K L M N O P Q A commercially available IR emitter can be REMOTE CONTROL jack connected to the IR OUT jack to pass IR (infrared) This (Remote Interactive) jack can be remote control signals along to other components.

  • Page 10: Display

    GAME/TV IN VCR/DVR IN/OUT A game console or TV output can be connected A video component, such as a VCR or DVR, can be here. There are composite video input jack and connected here for recording and playback. There analog audio input jacks.

  • Page 11: Remote Controller

    ON/STANDBY button (22) Remote Mode button to select Receiver mode. Sets the receiver to On or Standby. You can also use the remote controller to control your ZONE 2 button (38) DVD player, CD player, and other components. See Used when setting Zone 2.

  • Page 12: Using The Remote Controller

    fluorescent lights. Keep this in mind when installing. • If another remote controller of the same type is used in the same room, or the receiver is installed close to equipment that uses infrared rays, the remote controller may not work reliably.

  • Page 13: Connections, Connecting Your Speakers, Speaker Connection Precautions, Connecting The Speaker Cables

    Connecting Your Speakers Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet before making any connections. Speaker Connection Precautions Connecting the Speaker Cables The receiver allows you to connect two sets of speakers. Strip about 15 mm (5/8 When two sets of speakers are connected, you can select 15 mm (5/8")

  • Page 14: Connecting A Powered Subwoofer

    Connecting a Power Amplifier If you want to use a more powerful power amplifier and use the receiver as a preamp, connect it to the PRE OUT jacks, and connect all speakers and the subwoofer to the power amplifier. If you have a powered subwoofer, connect it to this receiver’s PRE OUT SUBWOOFER jack.

  • Page 15

    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: Use the Up and Down [▲]/[▼]...

  • Page 16: Connecting Antenna, Connecting The Indoor Fm Antenna, Connecting The Am Loop Antenna

    This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor Connecting the AM Loop Antenna FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas. The supplied indoor AM loop antenna is for indoor use only.

  • Page 17: Connecting An Outdoor Fm Antenna, Connecting An Outdoor Am Antenna

    ■ Using a TV/FM Antenna Splitter It’s best not to use the same antenna for both FM and TV reception, as this can cause interference problems. If circumstances demand it, use a TV/FM antenna splitter, as shown.

  • Page 18: Connecting Your Components, Connecting A Turntable, Connecting A Cd Player

    • Push each plug in all the way to make a good • If the turntable has a moving-coil (MC) type cartridge, connection (loose connections can cause noise or you’ll need a commercially available MC phono...

  • Page 19: Connecting A Recording Component, Connecting A Remote Interactive Dock (ri Dock), Connecting A Dvd Player

    DVD to connect the receiver’s TAPE IN L/R jacks to the player, and use a video cable to connect the DVD IN V cassette deck’s analog audio output jacks, and use jack to the composite video output jack on the DVD another analog audio cable to connect the receiver’s...

  • Page 20: Connecting A Vcr, Connecting A Tv Or Other Component With An Audio Output

    Then use an analog audio cable to connect the VCR/DVR OUT L/R jacks to the analog audio input jacks on the VCR, and use a video cable to connect the VCR/DVR OUT V jack to the composite video input jack on the VCR.

  • Page 21: Connecting The Power Cords Of Other Components, Connecting The Power Cord

    These components can then be left turned on so that they turn Receiver on and off as and when the receiver is turned on and set to Standby. connector Onkyo CD player, etc.

  • Page 22: Turning On The Receiver, Turning On And Standby, Changing The Input Display

    Changing the Input Display For the TAPE and VCR/DVR buttons, the input display Press the [ON/STANDBY] button. name can be changed in the sequence as shown below. Alternatively, press the remote When the input display name has been changed for one Receiver controller’s [ON/STANDBY]...

  • Page 23: Enjoying Audio Sources, Enjoying Audio Sources

    The A and B speaker indicators show whether each speaker set is on or off. Indicators Remote controller You can use the [SP A/B] button on the remote controller. To select the speaker set, press the [SP A/B] button repeatedly.

  • Page 24: Muting The Receiver (remote Controller Only), Using Headphones, Setting The Display Brightness

    VOLUME (remote controller only) buttons are pressed or the receiver is set to Standby. With the sleep timer, you can set the receiver so that it turns off automatically after a specified period. Using Headphones Press the remote controller’s...

  • Page 25: Using The Tone And Balance Controls, Setting The Direct Function, Enjoying The Pure Audio Sound

    Enjoying Audio Sources—Continued This section explains functions that can be used with any input source. DIRECT PURE A PURE AUDIO TREBLE BASS BALANCE Using the Tone and Balance Controls Setting the DIRECT Function The [DIRECT] button on the remote Adjusting the Bass...

  • Page 26: Recording, Recording The Input Source

    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. Input selector buttons...

  • Page 27: Recording Audio And Video From 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. In the following example, audio from the CD player...

  • Page 28: Listening To The Radio, Am Frequency Step Setup (not North America And Europe)

    Auto Tuning Listening to AM/FM Stations Searching stops when a station is found. With the built-in tuner, you can enjoy AM and FM radio Manual Tuning stations. The frequency stops changing when Use the [TUNER] input selector you release the button.

  • Page 29

    FM STEREO Tuning into Weak FM Stereo Stations While the MEMORY indicator is If the signal from a stereo FM station is weak, it may be displayed (about 8 seconds), use impossible to get good reception. In this case, switch to...

  • Page 30: Using Rds (european Model Only)

    Also, unexpected characters may be Alarm ALARM displayed when unsupported characters are received. This is not a malfunction. • If the signal from an RDS station is weak, RDS data may be displayed intermittently or not at all.

  • Page 31

    The RT information scrolls across the display. Notes: • The message “Waiting” may appear while the receiver waits for the RT information. • If the message “No Text Data” appears on the display, DISPLAY TUNER ENTER no RT information is available.

  • Page 32: Naming Preset Channels, Entering A Name, Correcting A Character

    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 –...

  • Page 33: Advanced Setup, Setting The Advanced Setup

    Advanced Setup Setting the Advanced Setup Use the Up and Down [ buttons to select “1. Hardware When you change the Advanced Setup setting, perform set,” and then press [ENTER]. the procedures below. The Hardware setup menu appears in the display.

  • Page 34: Advanced Setup Menu, Changing The Remote Controller's Id, Others

    Z2POnVol (Zone 2 Power On Volume) Note: This setting determines the volume level applied for • If you do change the receiver’s remote ID, be sure to Zone 2 each time the receiver is turned on. change the remote controller to the same ID, The range is Last, Min, 1 to 79, Max.

  • Page 35: Zone, Connecting Zone 2

    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...

  • Page 36: Zone 2 Out Settings

    ENTER Press the [SETUP] button. Setup closes. 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.

  • Page 37: Using Zone 2

    Using Zone 2 • Only analog input sources are output by Zone 2. This section explains how to turn Zone 2 on and off, how Digital input sources are not output. If no sound is to select an input source for Zone 2, and how to adjust heard when an input source is selected, check to make the volume for Zone 2.

  • Page 38

    • Zone 2 can also be unmuted by adjusting the volume. • The Zone 2 level, balance, and tone functions have no effect on the ZONE 2 PRE OUT when the Zone 2 Out setting is set to Fixed (page 36).

  • Page 39: Connecting Components, Connecting Components Not Reached By The Remote Controller Signals (ir In/out)

    If Remote Controller Signal Does not controller will not be possible. In such a case, it will be Reach Other Components necessary to install a remote sensor at a location outside...

  • Page 40: Controlling Other Components, Controlling A Dvd Player, Or Dvd Recorder

    SUBTITLE button Displays a DVD’s subtitle. Note: • If you enter the remote control code for a HD DVD or * With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all. Blu-ray player that has A, B, C, and D or colored...

  • Page 41: Controlling A Cd Player, Cd Recorder, Or Md Player

    Used to navigate menus and select items. RETURN button Exits the menu. Playback buttons From left to right and top to button : Pause, Play, Stop, Rewind, Fast Forward, Previous, and Next. REPEAT button Used with the repeat playback function.

  • Page 42: Controlling An Ri Dock

    RI • This button does not turn the Onkyo DS-A2 or DS- Dock, you can control your iPod in the RI Dock with the A2X RI Dock on or off. following buttons.

  • Page 43: Controlling A Cassette Recorder

    Controlling Other Components—Continued On twin cassette decks, only Deck B can be controlled. Previous [ ] button Restarts the current song. Press it twice to select the ON/STANDBY button previous song. Turns the cassette recorder on or off. REPEAT button*...

  • Page 44: Programming A Remote Control Code For Controlling Components Connected Via Ri, Resetting The Remote Controller

    Resetting the REMOTE MODE Buttons Programming a remote control code for controlling components connected via RI You can reset a REMOTE MODE button to its default remote control code. By default, the [DVD], [CD], and [DOCK] REMOTE MODE buttons have been programmed with the remote While holding down the REMOTE control codes for controlling Onkyo products.

  • Page 45: Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting

    There’s no sound or it’s very quiet If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, try resetting • Make sure the speaker set A or B is on (page 23). the receiver before contacting your Onkyo dealer. • Make sure that all audio connecting plugs are pushed To reset the receiver to its factory defaults, turn it in all the way (pages 13-21).

  • Page 46

    Although no batteries are required, the receiver • To prevent signal loops and damage to the receiver, must be plugged into an AC outlet in order to charge the backup system. Once it has been charged, the receiver input signals are not fed through to outputs with the will retain the settings for several weeks, although this same name (e.g., TAPE IN to TAPE OUT, or...

  • Page 47: Specifications

    European and Australian: 0.3 W driven Dimensions Maximum Output Power (JEITA) (Asian) × × × × 340 mm 130 W at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 2 ch driven × × 17-1/8" 5-7/8" 13-3/8" Dynamic Power Weight North American: 8.5 kg North American: 230 W + 230 W (4 Ω...

  • Page 48

    Suite 1, Gregories Court, Gregories Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1HQ UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44-(0)1494-681515 Fax: +44(0)-1494-680452 HOMEPAGE http://www.onkyo.com/ ONKYO CHINA LIMITED Unit 1&12, 9/F, Ever Gain PlazaTower 1, 88, Container Port Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., HONG KONG Tel: 852-2429-3118 Fax: 852-2428-9039 http://www.ch.onkyo.com/ D0806-2 SN 29344832A (C) Copyright 2008 ONKYO CORPORATION Japan.

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