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HTP-072
Home Cinema Package
VSX-324
AV Receiver
-K-P
http://www.pioneer.co.uk
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Operating Instructions

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    HTP-072 Home Cinema Package VSX-324 AV Receiver -K-P http://www.pioneer.co.uk Discover the benefits of registering your product online at (or http://www.pioneer.eu). Operating Instructions...

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    Anki CAUTION This product is for general household purposes. Any TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT failure due to use for other than household purposes REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE (such as long-term use for business purposes in a PARTS INSIDE.

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    Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries Symbol for These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean equipment that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points in accordance with your national legislation.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    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.

  • Page 5: Before You Start

    Before you start Flow of settings on the  receiver Basic playback (page 20) • Selecting the audio input signal (page 20) Checking what’s in the box The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an • Playing an iPod (page 21) abundance of functions and terminals.

  • Page 6: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 1: Controls and displays Front panel VSX-324 AV RECEIVER HDMI iPod iPhone SPEAKERS DIMMER DISPLAY BAND TUNER EDIT TUNE PRESET ENTER AUTO SURROUND/ ALC/ ADVANCED iPod iPhone STREAM DIRECT STANDARD SURR SURROUND DIRECT CONTROL INPUT MASTER SELECTOR VOLUME STANDBY/ON...

  • Page 7: Display

    Controls and displays 12 ECO 22 DTS indicators Switches between ECO Mode 1/ECO Mode 2. When ECO DTS – Lights when a source with DTS encoded audio Mode is turned ON, the display will go dark (page 26). signals is detected. HD –...

  • Page 8: Remote Control

    VOLUME Use to select the input source to this receiver (page 20). This MENU – Displays the TOOLS menu of Blu-ray Disc player. will enable you to control other Pioneer components with the MENU Press TUNER first to access: remote control.

  • Page 9: Loading The Batteries

    13  SOURCE according to the marks in the battery case. Turns on or off the power of the Pioneer DVD/DVR units when Batteries with the same shape may have different BD, DVD or CD is selected using the input function buttons.

  • Page 10: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment Chapter 2: Hints on the speaker placement Connecting your equipment Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines should help you to get the best sound from your system. •...

  • Page 11: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment Front right Front left Connecting the speakers Subwoofer Center The receiver will work with just two stereo speakers (the front speakers in the diagram) but using at least three speakers is recommended, and a complete setup is best for surround sound.

  • Page 12: Making Cable Connections

    Connecting your equipment • If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try Note Making cable connections adjusting the resolution settings on your component or ® • Use a High Speed HDMI /™ Cable. If HDMI cable other display.

  • Page 13: Analog Audio Cables

    Connecting your equipment Analog audio cables Standard RCA video cables About video outputs connection Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect analog audio These cables are the most common type of video connection This receiver is not loaded with a video converter. When you components.

  • Page 14: Connecting A Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment Game console HDMI/DVI-compatible components Connecting a TV and playback components DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, HDD/DVD recorder Connecting using HDMI Set-top box Blu-ray Disc recorder If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.), you can connect it to this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable.

  • Page 15: Connecting Your Component With No Hdmi Terminal

    Connecting your equipment Connecting your component with no HDMI terminal DVD player Set-top box This diagram shows connections of a TV and DVD player (or other playback component) with no HDMI terminal to the receiver. VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT Select one Select one Note ANALOG AUDIO OUT...

  • Page 16: Connecting Antennas

    Connecting your equipment To improve AM reception Using external antennas Connecting antennas Connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM antenna terminal without disconnecting the supplied AM Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as To improve FM reception loop antenna.

  • Page 17: Connecting An Ipod

    Connecting your equipment • For instructions on playing the iPod, see Playing an iPod Connecting an iPod Connecting a USB device page 21 This receiver has a dedicated iPod/iPhone terminal that will It is possible to listen to two-channel audio using the USB allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod interface on the front of this receiver.

  • Page 18: Plugging In The Receiver

    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. • The receiver should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular use, e.g., when on vacation.

  • Page 19: Basic Setup

    Basic setup Chapter 3: Canceling the Auto Power Down Basic setup (European and U.K. models) When this receiver is not used over a period of several hours, it will power down automatically. The automatic power-off Before setting up timer is set to six hours under factory settings, and the timing (Australia and New Zealand models) can be changed or the power-off function switched off altogether.

  • Page 20: Basic Playback

    Basic playback Chapter 4: If you selected the proper input source and there is still no 1 Press SIGNAL SEL to select the audio input signal sound, select the audio input signal for playback (see Basic playback corresponding to the source component. Selecting the audio input signal below).

  • Page 21: Playing An Ipod

    Pioneer (http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/eu/). • Installing software versions other than indicated on the HDMI website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone may result in incompatibility with this receiver. • iPod and iPhone are licensed for reproduction of noncopyrighted materials or materials the user is legally...

  • Page 22: Playing Back Files Stored On An Ipod

    4 Use TOP MENU to display iPod Top menu. Important USB operation mode. When the display shows Top Menu you’re ready to play • Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or music from the iPod. MUTE bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and •...

  • Page 23: Basic Playback Controls

    Basic playback • AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding) — Sampling Basic playback controls Listening to the radio rates: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz; Bit rates: 16 kbps to 320 This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for kbps (128 kbps or higher recommended); File extension: The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM basic playback of files stored on an USB devices.

  • Page 24: Improving Fm Sound

    Basic playback 1 Switch the receiver into standby. 4 Press ENTER. An introduction to RDS (European model) The preset number stop blinking and the receiver stores the 2 While holding down TUNE  button, press and hold station. Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM radio ...

  • Page 25: Searching For Rds Programs

    Basic playback Note Displaying RDS information • In addition, there are three other program types, ALARM, Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS ALARMTST, and NO TYPE. ALARM and ALARMTST are information available. used for emergency announcements. NO TYPE appears when a program type cannot be found.

  • Page 26: Listening To Your System

    Listening to your system Chapter 5: Note Type of surround modes Suitable sources Listening to your system • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded Multichannel sources accordingly using NEO:6 CINEMA (see Listening in surround sound below for more on these decoding See above.

  • Page 27: Using Stream Direct

    Listening to your system Allows you to create natural surround F.S.S.ADVANCE Using Stream Direct Better sound using Phase Control AUTO SURROUND/ (Front Stage sound effects using just the front speakers AUTO/ STREAM DIRECT DIRECT Surround and the subwoofer. This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction ADVANCE) Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the Use to provide a rich surround sound effect...

  • Page 28: Setting The Audio Options

    Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate) 0 (0 dB) There are a number of additional sound settings you can S.RTV (Sound Retriever) Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu.

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    Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) PNRM. (Panorama) Extends the front stereo image to include surround speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect. 0 to 10 C.IMG (Center Image) Default: 3 (Applicable only when using a center speaker) (NEO:6 MUSIC), Adjust the center image to create a wider 10 (NEO:6 stereo effect with vocals.

  • Page 30: Home Menu

    Home menu Chapter 6: 4 Select the setting you want to adjust. Manual speaker setup Home menu Home Me nu This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to optimize 1.Manual SP Setup the surround sound performance. You only need to make 2.Input Assign these settings once (unless you change the placement of 3.Auto Power Down...

  • Page 31: X.over

    Home menu • Subwoofer – LFE signals and bass frequencies of 1 Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ from the Home Menu. X.Over channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer 2 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual SP Setup menu. •...

  • Page 32: Speaker Distance

    Home menu Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is emitted. 3 Adjust the distance of each speaker Using /. The Auto Power Down menu You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.1 m Note increments.

  • Page 33: The Hdmi Setup Menu

    Home menu Important The HDMI Setup menu • The ARC function may not operate even if the above If your TV supports an audio return channel (ARC) function, conditions are met. If this is the case, listen to the TV connect your TV and this unit with an HDMI cable and the TV audio after connecting this unit and the TV with an audio audio will be inputted into this unit via the HDMI terminal...

  • Page 34: Additional Information

    0º (or depending on the subwoofer, the  The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowable ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service setting where you think it has the best overall effect on the value.

  • Page 35: Hdmi

    Additional information  Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible Can’t operate the remote control. Note that it will not work with this receiver (even if it is HDCP-  Replace the batteries (page 9). • Depending on the component, audio output may be compatible).

  • Page 36: About Ipod/iphone

    Additional information Digital In/Out section About iPod/iPhone Cleaning the unit HDMI terminal ......Type A (19-pin) HDMI output type .

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    Additional information Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent Nos: 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued &...

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    253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 65-6472-7555 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 5 Arco Lane, Heatherton, Victoria, 3202, Australia, TEL: (03) 9586-6300 PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270 K002_B3_En...

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