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AV Receiver
VSX-1123
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VSX-923
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Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1 AV Receiver VSX-1123 VSX-923 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 CAUTION Operating Environment TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT Operating environment temperature and humidity: REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE +5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED (cooling vents not blocked) SERVICE PERSONNEL.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instruc- 04 Basic Setup Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ..............35 tions so you will know how to operate your model properly. The Input Setup menu ..............................36 Contents Operation Mode Setup ..............................37...
  • Page 4 Resetting the remote control settings ..........................72 Important information regarding the HDMI connection ....................103 Controlling components ..............................73 Cleaning the unit ................................103 Pioneer Authorized Distributors ...........................103 Glossary ...................................104 11 The Advanced MCACC menu Features index .................................107 Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu ..................76 Specifications .................................108...
  • Page 5 Flow of settings on the receiver The Input Setup menu (page (When using connections other than the recommended connections) Basic playback (page Flow for connecting and setting the receiver The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used eas- 10 Adjusting the sound and picture quality as desired ily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
  • Page 6   Before you start   Checking what’s in the box ......................7 Installing the receiver ........................7   Loading the batteries ........................7 Operating range of remote control unit ..................7 About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) ................8  ...
  • Page 7: Checking What's In The Box

    Before you start   Checking what’s in the box WARNING Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories: ! Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a ! Setup microphone (cable: 5 m) heater.
  • Page 8: About Using Avnavigator (included Cd-rom)

    ! PIONEER CORPORATION does not guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with respect to personal com- check the MCACC measurement results on 3D graphs. puters using any of the applicable OS. In addition, PIONEER CORPORATION is not liable for any damages ! Download the Mac OS version of AVNavigator from the Pioneer website (page incurred as a result of use of this CD-ROM and is not responsible for any compensation.
  • Page 9 ! http://www.pioneer.com.sg (for Southeast Asia) ! http://www.pioneer.com.au (for Australia)   ! http://www.pioneernz.co.nz (for New Zealand) ! http://www.pioneer-mea.com (for the Middle East and Africa) ! http://www.pioneer-india.in (for India) ! http://www.pioneer-latin.com (for Latin America)   Launch “AVNavigator 2013.pkg” from the “Downloads” folder.
  • Page 10   Controls and displays   Remote control ..........................11 Display ............................13   Front panel ............................. 14  ...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Controls and displays   The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system: Remote control ! White – Receiver control, TV control ! Blue – Other controls (See pages 41, 42, 44, and 73.) This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver. u STANDBY/ON This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
  • Page 12 Controls and displays   10 MULTI-ZONE select buttons Switch to perform operations in ZONE 2 and HDZONE (page 66). ! The ZONE 3 button is not used with this unit. 11 Remote control LED   Lights when a command is sent from the remote control. Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to select the white commands).
  • Page 13: Display

    Controls and displays   Listening mode indicators Display ! AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto Surround feature is switched on (page 48). ! ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level control) mode is selected (page 48). 10 11 ! STREAM DIRECT –...
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Controls and displays   10 MCACC SETUP MIC jack Front panel Use to connect the supplied microphone (page 35). 11 SPEAKERS Use to change the speaker terminal (page 66).   12 Listening mode buttons ! AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT – Switches between Auto Surround (page 48), Auto Level Control and Stream Direct mode...
  • Page 15   Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment ......................16 Rear panel ............................16   Determining the speakers’ application ..................17 Placing the speakers ........................18 Connecting the speakers ....................... 19 Installing your speaker system ..................... 19   Selecting the Speaker system ....................... 21 About the audio connection ......................
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment Note This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter The input functions below are assigned by default to the receiver’s different input terminals. Refer to The Input explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
  • Page 17: Determining The Speakers' Application

    Connecting your equipment   [B] 7.2 channel surround system (Front wide) Determining the speakers’ application ! Speaker System setting: Normal(SB/FW) This unit permits you to build various surround systems, in accordance with the number of speakers you have. ! Be sure to connect speakers to the front left and right channels (L and R). ! It is also possible to only connect one of the surround back speakers (SB) or neither.
  • Page 18: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   [D] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality Placing the speakers surround) Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect. ! Speaker System setting: Front Bi-Amp Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound. SW 2 SW 1  ...
  • Page 19: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting the speakers Installing your speaker system Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
  • Page 20 Connecting your equipment   Bi-amping your speakers Bi-wiring your speakers Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping. ! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference. amplifiers for better crossover performance.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment   Selecting the Speaker system About the audio connection The front height terminals can be used for front wide and Speaker B connections, in addition to for the front Types of cables and terminals Transferable audio signals height speakers.
  • Page 22: About The Video Converter

    Connecting your equipment   ! Input of the following digital audio formats: About the video converter — Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, High bitrate audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio), CD, SACD (DSD signal) The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT 1 terminal. ! Synchronized operation with components using the Control with HDMI function (see Control with HDMI func- If the TV is only connected to the receiver’s composite VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks, all the other video devices...
  • Page 23: Connecting Your Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment   ! When connecting to an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal, switch the HDMI Connecting your TV and playback components output setting to OUT 2 or OUT 1+2. See Switching the HDMI output page Also, MAIN/HDZONE must be set to MAIN beforehand (page 87).
  • Page 24 Connecting your equipment   Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output Connecting your TV with no HDMI input This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to HDMI output) to the receiver.
  • Page 25: Connecting An Hdd/dvd Recorder, Bd Recorder And Other Video Sources

    Connecting your equipment   ! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video video signal input. sources Depending on the player, it may not be possible to output video signals to both HDMI and other video output (composite, etc.) simultaneously, and it may be necessary to make video output settings.
  • Page 26: Connecting A Satellite/cable Receiver Or Other Set-top Box

    Connecting your equipment   ! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI page...
  • Page 27: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting other audio components Connecting additional amplifiers This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback. This receiver has more than enough power for any home use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to the When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see subwoofer channel of your system using the pre-outs.
  • Page 28: Connecting Am/fm Antennas

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting external antennas Connecting AM/FM antennas To improve FM reception, connect an external FM antenna to FM UNBAL 75 W. Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality, connect external antennas (see Connecting external antennas page...
  • Page 29: Multi-zone Setup

    Connecting your equipment   In case of VSX-923 MULTI-ZONE setup Sub Zone Input functions available This receiver can power up to two independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper MULTI- ZONE 2 DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, TV, CD, TUNER, ADAPTER PORT ZONE connections.
  • Page 30: Connecting To The Network Through Lan Interface

    Connecting your equipment   MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2) Connecting to the network through LAN interface You must select ZONE 2 in Speaker system setting (page 83) to use this setup. By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back speaker terminals.
  • Page 31: Connecting Optional Bluetooth Adapter

    TV that is connected to the receiver. 0.1 A MAX ! The iPod cable is not included with this receiver. The optional iPod cable from Pioneer is sold separately under the part number L308102013030-IL. Bluetooth® ADAPTER Contact the Pioneer Customer Support division for more information on obtaining an optional iPod cable.
  • Page 32: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting a USB device Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input It is possible to play audio and photo files by connecting USB devices to this receiver.   with USB HDMI 5 INPUT/ with USB HDMI 5 INPUT/ 2.1 A MHL (5V...
  • Page 33: Connecting An Ir Receiver

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once sensor on the front panel. in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR IN jack on the rear of this receiver.
  • Page 34   Basic Setup   Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ........35 The Input Setup menu ........................36   Operation Mode Setup ......................... 37 Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)............... 38 Changing the TV format setting ....................38 Changing the frequency step .......................
  • Page 35: Automatically Conducting Optimum Sound Tuning (full Auto Mcacc)

    Basic Setup   The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected. Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto 1a.Full Auto MCACC MCACC) A/V RECEIVER Speaker System : Normal(SB/FH) EQ Type : SYMMETRY The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account MCACC : M1.MEMORY 1 THX Speaker...
  • Page 36: The Input Setup Menu

    Basic Setup   Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen. Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the in your setup.
  • Page 37: Operation Mode Setup

    Basic Setup   Input function default and possible settings Operation Mode Setup The terminals on the receiver generally correspond to the name of one of the input functions. If you have con- This receiver is equipped with a great number of functions and settings. The Operation Mode feature is provided nected components to this receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults below, see The Input Setup for users who find it difficult to master all these functions and settings.
  • Page 38: Changing The Osd Display Language (osd Language)

    Basic Setup   Operable settings/items Descriptions Page Changing the frequency step Other functions If you find that you can’t tune into stations successfully, the frequency step may not be suitable for your country/ INPUT SELECT (INPUT SELECTOR) Switches the input. region.
  • Page 39: Basic Playback

      Basic playback   Playing a source ..........................40 Playing an iPod ..........................41   Playing a USB device ........................42 Playing an MHL-compatible device ....................43 Listening to the radio ........................44 Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music .............. 45  ...
  • Page 40: Basic Playback Playing A Source

    Basic playback   Turning off the sound Playing a source Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound). Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system. Press MUTE.
  • Page 41: Playing An Ipod

    ! Use k/l to move to previous/next levels. ! Installing software versions other than indicated on the website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone/iPad may result Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press d to start in incompatibility with this receiver.
  • Page 42: Playing A Usb Device

    ! For high resolution files, some time may be required for the photo to appear.   ! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and ! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
  • Page 43: Controls And Displays Playing An Mhl-compatible Device

    The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available c Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
  • Page 44: Listening To The Radio

    Basic playback   Listening to station presets Listening to the radio The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and Press TUNER to select the tuner. manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a Press CLASS to select the class in which the station is stored.
  • Page 45: Bluetooth Adapter For Wireless Enjoyment Of Music

    Basic playback   Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth wireless technology device Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music “Pairing” must be done before you start playback of Bluetooth wireless technology content using the Bluetooth ADAPTER. Make sure to perform pairing the first time you operate the system or any time pairing data is cleared. Device not equipped with The pairing step is necessary to register the Bluetooth wireless technology device to enable Bluetooth communi- Bluetooth...
  • Page 46 ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. ! When Air Jam is set to Air Jam ON, playback is not possible with the above procedure. Set Air Jam to...
  • Page 47   Listening to your system   Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ..........48 Selecting MCACC presets ......................50   Choosing the input signal ......................50 Better sound using Phase Control ....................50  ...
  • Page 48: Enjoying Various Types Of Playback Using The Listening Modes

    Listening to your system   With two channel sources, you can select from: Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound (surround back), especially suited to movie sources ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC –...
  • Page 49 Listening to your system   Using the Advanced surround effects Using Stream Direct The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unneces- Surround modes are designed to be used with film soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music sary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source.
  • Page 50: Selecting Mcacc Presets

    Listening to your system   Selecting MCACC presets Better sound using Phase Control ! Default setting: MEMORY 1 This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound.
  • Page 51   Playback with NETWORK features   Introduction ........................... 52 Playback with Network functions ....................53   About network playback ......................55 About playable file formats ......................56  ...
  • Page 52: Playback With Network Features Introduction

    ! With Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player 12, DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes software versions other than those indicated on the Pioneer on this receiver.
  • Page 53: Playback With Network Functions

    4 High network congestion may interfere with the operation of HTC Connect. +Favorite HTC Connect Certified Smartphones TOP MENU TOOLS The HTC Connect-compatible smartphones, Please check Pioneer website for up to date information about com- patible devices and audio format support. DISP   ENTER ! http://www.pioneer.com.sg (for Southeast Asia)
  • Page 54 Use i/j to select ‘Help’, then press ENTER. Use i/j to select ‘Get access code’, then press ENTER. The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of this address. The following can be checked on the Help screen: ! Get access code –...
  • Page 55: About Network Playback

    Pioneer disclaims any liability in connection with such occurrences. Pioneer does not represent or warrant that content services will continue to be provided or available for a particu- lar period of time, and any such warranty, express or implied, is disclaimed.
  • Page 56: About Playable File Formats

      c Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. — Gapless playback is not possible when the format is being converted (transcoded) by the server.
  • Page 57   Control with HDMI function   About the Control with HDMI function ..................58 Making Control with HDMI connections ..................58   HDMI Setup ............................ 58 Before using synchronization ....................... 59 About synchronized operations ....................59 Setting the PQLS function ......................59  ...
  • Page 58: About The Control With Hdmi Function

    About the Control with HDMI function Select ‘HDMI Setup’, then press ENTER. Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- Select the ‘Control’ setting you want. sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 59: Before Using Synchronization

    HDMI. with HDMI function, and the sound is optimized on the receiver based on this information. The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs. To activate the Sound Retriever Link function, make the setting below.
  • Page 60: Cautions On The Control With Hdmi Function

    Control with HDMI function   Stream Smoother Link Using the Control with HDMI function, the receiver automatically detects whether a compressed video file is being played on the player, and if so automatically activates the Stream Smoother function. To activate the Stream Smoother Link function, make the setting below.  ...
  • Page 61: Using Other Functions

      Using other functions   Setting the Audio options ......................62 Setting the Video options ......................64   Switching the speaker terminals ....................66 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ....................66 Network settings from a web browser ..................67 Using the sleep timer ........................67  ...
  • Page 62: Setting The Audio Options

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options With the Auto Sound Retriever function, DSP processing is used to There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The compensate for the loss of audio data upon compression, improving defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
  • Page 63 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Some audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE attenu- When you’re not using front wide speakers, selecting this mode ator as necessary to prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting c OFF/ –20dB/ –15dB/ V.WIDE allows you to hear a virtual front wide channel through your front...
  • Page 64: Setting The Video Options

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting the Video options Sets the optimum picture quality for the type of monitor that is con- There are a number of additional picture settings you can make using the VIDEO PARAMETER menu. The nected.
  • Page 65 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Adjusts the overall brightness. Specifies the aspect ratio when input signals are output at the HDMI THROUGH output. Make your desired settings while checking each setting on (Aspect) your display (if the image doesn’t match your monitor type, cropping NORMAL...
  • Page 66: Switching The Speaker Terminals

    Using other functions   Switching the speaker terminals Using the MULTI-ZONE controls If you selected Normal(SB/FH), Normal(SB/FW) or Speaker B at Speaker system setting page 83, you can The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See ZONE 2 switch between speakers using the SPEAKERS button.
  • Page 67: Network Settings From A Web Browser

    Using other functions   ZONE 2 remote controls Using the sleep timer Press the remote control’s ZONE 2 to operate the corresponding zone. The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without The following table shows the possible ZONE 2 remote controls: worrying about the receiver being left on all night.
  • Page 68: Resetting The System

    Using other functions   Setting Default Resetting the system Phase Control Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this. iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA Set MULTI-ZONE to MULTI ZONE OFF. SERVER, FAVORITES, ADAPTER PORT ! Disconnect the iPod and USB memory device from the receiver beforehand.
  • Page 69: Controlling The Rest Of Your System

      Controlling the rest of your system   About the Remote Setup menu ....................70 Operating multiple receivers ......................70   Setting the remote to control other components............... 70 Selecting preset codes directly ..................... 70 Programming signals from other remote controls ..............71 Erasing one of the remote control button settings ..............
  • Page 70: About The Remote Setup Menu

    See Resetting the remote control settings page SPEAKERS DIMMER SLEEP If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from iPod TUNER Change RC D.ACCESS HDMI OUT CLASS operating simultaneously when the remote control unit is operated.
  • Page 71: Programming Signals From Other Remote Controls

    (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code. The remote can store about 120 preset codes from other components (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer Press the corresponding button on the other remote control that is sending (teaching) the format only).
  • Page 72: Erasing All Learnt Settings That Are In One Input Function

    The All Zone Standby can be used to turn all zones to OFF when the receiver’s power is switched to standby. 0305 Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby simultaneously.
  • Page 73: Controlling Components

    Controlling the rest of your system   TV and Audio/Video components Controlling components This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote to control HDD/BDR/ Button(s) TV (Monitor) BD/DVD SAT/CATV other components page 70 for more on this).
  • Page 74 Controlling the rest of your system   Audio/Video components TV (Projector) Button(s) CD/CD-R/SACD MD/DAT TAPE Button(s) TV (Projector) u SOURCE POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF u SOURCE POWER ON   Number buttons numerics numerics numerics — MOVIE CLEAR STANDARD !/CLR...
  • Page 75: The Advanced Mcacc Menu

      The Advanced MCACC menu   Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu ............ 76 Automatic MCACC (Expert)......................76   Manual MCACC setup ........................77 Checking MCACC Data ........................80 Data Management ......................... 80  ...
  • Page 76: Making Receiver Settings From The Advanced Mcacc Menu

    ! Auto MCACC – The default is ALL (recommended), but you can limit the system calibration to only one set- The Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) system was developed in Pioneer’s laboratories with ting (to save time) if you want.
  • Page 77: Manual Mcacc Setup

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. The Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Advanced MCACC menu reappears Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone. automatically.
  • Page 78: Fine Channel Level

    The Advanced MCACC menu   The last two settings are specifically for customizing the parameters explained in Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust page ! EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency balance of your speaker system while listening to test tones (see Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust page 78).
  • Page 79 The Advanced MCACC menu   ! The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the frequency adjustment is too drastic and might distort. If this characteristics with the effect of the standing waves eliminated. By contrast, the Reverb Measurement happens, bring the level down until OVER! disappears from the display. function measures the reverberations without controlling the standing waves, so the graph indi- cates the reverb characteristics including the effect of the standing waves.
  • Page 80: Checking Mcacc Data

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Standing Wave Checking MCACC Data Use this to display the standing wave related adjustment values for the various MCACC memories. See Standing At the procedure of Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) page 35, the proce- Wave page 78...
  • Page 81 The Advanced MCACC menu   Renaming MCACC presets If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re using, you may want to rename them for easier identification. Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data Management setup menu.   Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then select an appropriate preset name. Use i/j to select the preset, then k/l to select a preset name.
  • Page 82: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus

      The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu ............83 Manual speaker setup ........................83   Network Setup menu ........................85 Checking the Network Information ..................... 86 The Other Setup menu ........................86 MHL Setup ............................
  • Page 83: Making Receiver Settings From The System Setup Menu

    85). of the surround speakers. ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page 57). In a 7.1-channel surround system with surround speakers placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the ! Other Setup –...
  • Page 84: Channel Level

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   ! FH – Select LARGE if your front height speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to Channel Level send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front height speakers, choose Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor NO (the front height channel is sent to the front speakers).
  • Page 85: Network Setup Menu

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Proxy Hostname/Proxy Port Network Setup menu This setting is required when you connect this receiver to the Internet via a proxy server. Enter the IP address Make the settings for connecting the receiver to the Internet and using the network functions. of your proxy server in the ‘Proxy Hostname’...
  • Page 86: Checking The Network Information

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each Parental Lock screen. Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also set the password accompanying the usage restrictions. ! Upon shipment from the factory, the password is set to “0000”. Auto Power Down  ...
  • Page 87: Remote Control Mode Setup

    ! If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download it onto your computer. When downloading an update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before ZONE Setup saving it on the USB memory device.
  • Page 88: Mhl Setup

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   ! Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the Home Menu. CAUTION Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu, then press ENTER. ! Note that when Volume Level is set to 0 dB Fixed, the audio output from the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals Select ‘MHL Setup’...
  • Page 89: Using Safari To Set A Friendly Name

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Press Start. Using Safari to set a friendly name The firmware update prepare screen is displayed. If the screen does not switch automatically, click Click here. Launch Safari on your computer. Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name  ...
  • Page 90: Faq

        Troubleshooting ..........................91 Power ..............................91   No sound ............................91 Other audio problems ........................92 ADAPTER PORT terminal ....................... 93 Video ...............................93   Settings ............................93 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output ................94 Display ............................94 Remote control ..........................94 HDMI ...............................95 MHL ..............................95 AVNavigator ..........................
  • Page 91: Troubleshooting

      ing the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair AMP OVERHEAT blinks in the dis- Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on (see work.
  • Page 92: Other Audio Problems

    Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On. Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
  • Page 93: Adapter Port Terminal

    Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct. Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and Some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be con- HOME MENU items cannot be not all of the functions can be used.
  • Page 94: Professional Calibration Eq Graphical Output

      Symptoms Remedies Professional Calibration EQ graphical output During playback of DVD-Audio, the This will occur when playing DVD-Audio material over the HDMI connection. This is not a Symptoms Remedies display shows PCM. malfunction. The power turns off automatically See the Power section (page 91).
  • Page 95: Hdmi

      Symptoms Remedies HDMI Synchronized operation not possible Check the HDMI connections. Symptoms Remedies using Control with HDMI function. The cable may be damaged. The HDMI indicator blinks continu- Check all the points below. Select ON for the Control Mode with HDMI setting (see HDMI Setup page 58).
  • Page 96: Usb Interface

    AVNavigator. The Mac OS version of AVNavigator can be The number of levels in a folder is Limit the maximum number of levels in a folder to 9 (page downloaded from the Pioneer website (page more than 9. 42). AVNavigator does not inter- The receiver’s power is not turned...
  • Page 97: Network

      Symptoms Causes Remedies Network Cannot access the com- The component connected to the If the client is automatically authorized, you need to enter Symptoms Causes Remedies ponent connected to the network is not properly set. the corresponding information again. Check whether the network.
  • Page 98: Web Control

    ! If WLAN POW ERR is still displayed after repeating the above procedure several times, there is a problem About resetting with the receiver or the USB cable. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized inde- 1. Check that the wireless LAN converter’s power is on.
  • Page 99 Speaker Setting Guide ........................ 102 About messages displayed when using network functions ............ 103 Important information regarding the HDMI connection ............103 Cleaning the unit .........................103 Pioneer Authorized Distributors ....................103 Glossary ............................104 Features index..........................107 Specifications ..........................108 Preset code list ..........................109...
  • Page 100: Surround Sound Formats

    Additional information   Surround sound formats About iPod Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on BDs, DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.   Dolby The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information. AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac  ...
  • Page 101: Software License Notice

    Additional information   Software license notice Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats About Apple Lossless Audio Codec The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct  ...
  • Page 102: Speaker Setting Guide

    Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research Group has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be achieved by pointing all the speakers towards an...
  • Page 103: About Messages Displayed When Using Network Functions

    No.120 Panama City 0816-01361 R.O.Panama TAIWAN Notes TEL: 507-300-3900 PIONEER HIGH FIDELITY TAIWAN CO., LTD. ! If your display only has one HDMI terminal, you can only receive HDMI video from the connected component. 8F., No.407, Ruiguang Road, Neihu Dist., Taipei City 11492, Taiwan...
  • Page 104: The Advanced Mcacc Menu Glossary

    Additional information   Decoding Glossary A technology for converting digital signals that have been compressed upon recording by a digital signal process- ing circuit, etc., into the original signals. The term “decoding” (or “matrix decoding”) is also used for the technol- ogy which converts 2-channel sound sources into multiple channels or expands 5.1-channel signals into 6.1 or Audio formats/Decoding 7.1 channels.
  • Page 105 Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. Windows Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • Page 106 Additional information   Bluetooth function Bluetooth wireless technology A short-range wireless communications standard for digital devices. Information is exchanged between devices several meters to several tens of meters apart using radio waves. It uses radio waves on the 2.4 GHz band which  ...
  • Page 107: Features Index

    Additional information   DLNA Features index About network playback page AirPlay Operation Mode Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes page Operation Mode Setup page   Wireless LAN AVNavigator for Windows, AVNavigator for Mac, AVNavigator for iPad Connecting to a wireless LAN page About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) page...
  • Page 108: Specifications

    Additional information   Miscellaneous Specifications Power requirements ......................AC 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz Power consumption ..............................580 W Audio Section In standby ................................0.1 W Maximum power output (1 kHz, 6 W, 10 %) Dimensions ....................435 mm (W) x 168 mm (H) x 362.5 mm (D)  ...
  • Page 109: Preset Code List

    ITS 0143, 0149, 0151, 0155, 0152   Ferguson 0148, 0152, 0153, 0155, 0162 0228 Magnafon 0132, 0141, 0144, Pioneer 0113, 0233, 0252, Arcam 0228, 0229 Brandt 0148, 0153, 0157, Crown 0125, 0132, 0142, 0157 Halifax 0140, 0141, 0228, ITT 0142, 0146...
  • Page 110 Profex 0142, 0154 SEG 0140, 0141, 0144, 0147, 0146, 0229 0228 Profi-Tronic 0149, 0155 0152, 0154, 0155, 0190, 0228, Tashiko 0144, 0145, 0147, Pioneer 2014 Denver 2164, 2184, 2186, LG 2111, 2115, 2135, 2138, Powerpoint 2189   Nokia 0146 Proline 0149, 0155...
  • Page 111 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1050, Teletech 1050, 1051 Lenco 1036 Orson 1033 1051 Tenosal 1040, 1050 Pioneer 2034, 2192, 2255, JVC 2290, 2291, 2293, 2294, Onkyo 2289 Sony 2283, 2284, 2285, 2292 Leyco 1040, 1050 Osaki 1033, 1038, 1040, 1050...
  • Page 112 Palcom 6229, 6226, 6239 Satcom 6255 Satellite Set Top Box ILLUSION sat 6247 MediaSat 6220, 6219, 6236, Palladium 6261, 6236 Satec 6180 Pioneer 6220, 6219, 6204 Blaupunkt 6177 Deltasat 6192 Ferguson 6176, 6264, 6268, Imperial 6222, 6216, 6223, 6278, 6277 Palsat 6236...
  • Page 113 Xoro 6191 X-Box 2313 Gecco 6199 Nokia 6206 SKY 6210, 6212, 6211 Xtreme 6251 Globo 6199 Opentel 6199 SKY Italia 6212 Zehnder 6192, 6199, 6249 AV Receiver Pioneer 5096 (ID 1), 5097 (ID 2), 5098 (ID 3), 5099 (ID 4),...
  • Page 114 253 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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