Download  Print this page

Advertisement

Table of Contents
Operating Instructions
90
VSX-
45
VSX-
AV Receiver

Advertisement

Table of Contents

   Also See for Pioneer VSX-90

   Related Manuals for Pioneer VSX-90

   Summary of Contents for Pioneer VSX-90

  • Page 1 Operating Instructions VSX- VSX- AV Receiver...
  • Page 2 CAUTION apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, Protect the power cord from being walked on or In case of VSX-90 STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not does not operate normally, or has been dropped. pinched particularly at plugs, convenience When installing this unit, make sure to leave space completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
  • Page 3 The Safety of Your Ears is in Your Hands This transmitter must not be co-located or operated IMPORTANT NOTICE Get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a THE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER OF in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. safe level –...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instruc- 04 Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45) Connecting your equipment ............................39 tions so you will know how to operate your model properly. Rear panel ..................................39 Contents Determining the speakers’...
  • Page 5 Cleaning the unit ................................133 Glossary ...................................134 12 The MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) menu Features index .................................137 Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) menu ......103 Specifications .................................138 Automatic MCACC (Expert) ............................103 Preset code list................................140 Manual MCACC setup ..............................105 Checking MCACC Data ..............................107...
  • Page 6 40 (VSX-45)) ! Setting the Video options (page 91 In case of VSX-90 ! [A] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back/Top middle) connection 13 Other optional adjustments and settings ! [B] Dolby Enabled Speaker system connection ! Control with HDMI function (page 85 ! [C] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back/Front wide) connection...
  • Page 7     Before you start   Features ............................8 Checking what’s in the box ......................10 Installing the receiver ........................11 Loading the batteries ........................11   Operating range of remote control unit ..................11...
  • Page 8 24 bits, and the high frequency component is interpolated upon data processing to enable smoother, more subtle musical expression. Easy setup using MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate surround sound setup, which includes the advanced fea- tures of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ.
  • Page 9 Before you start   Network Connectivity   Built-in Wi-Fi Built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology This receiver is compatible with Wi-Fi standards, and supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual bands. This receiver, equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology, lets you enjoy music files on an iPhone or other Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device wirelessly.
  • Page 10: Checking What's In The Box

    PC, and Mac through a home network. In addition, with VSX-90, Interactive Operation Guide can also be used, which visually explains the functions and operation ! AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm system operation) x2 by actually experiencing the operation with contents linked with the main device.
  • Page 11 ! The remote control setting may be restored to the default after the batteries are replaced. If this happens, reset ! There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiver’s remote sensor. (page 96 (VSX-90), page 14 (VSX-45)). ! Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the remote sensor.
  • Page 12: Controls And Displays

        Controls and displays   Remote control (In case of VSX-90) ....................13 Remote control (In case of VSX-45) ....................14 Display ............................16 Front panel ............................. 17  ...
  • Page 13: Remote Control (in Case Of Vsx-90)

    Controls and displays   The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system: Remote control (In case of VSX-90) ! White – Receiver control, TV control   ! Blue – Operation of other devices and each input (TUNER, etc.) (See pages This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver.
  • Page 14: Remote Control (in Case Of Vsx-45)

      13 u SOURCE Remote control (In case of VSX-45) Press to turn on/off the power to the Pioneer device connected to the receiver.   This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver. 14 Remote control LED Lights when a command is sent from the remote control.
  • Page 15 Use to set the listening volume. buttons. 15 LISTENING MODE buttons The BD, DVD, and CD operation using the component control buttons are limited only to Pioneer components. ! AUTO (AUTO SURROUND/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) – Switches between Auto Surround (page 74...
  • Page 16: Display

    Light to indicate the channels to which digital signals are being input. Light to indicate the input function you have selected. VSX-90 only: With Dolby Atmos content, the light will not be on when the object base signal is being decoded. 14 Scroll indicators ! L/R –...
  • Page 17: Front Panel

    VSX-90 INPUT SELECTOR dial Use to select an input function. Indicators ! MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/ADVANCED MCACC (VSX-45) – Lights when EQ is set to ON in the   AUDIO PARAMETER menu (page 89 ! FL OFF – Lights when “off” (nothing displayed) is selected with the display’s dimmer adjustment (page 94 ! HDMI –...
  • Page 18 (page 36 ), or connect a USB device for audio and   photo playback (page 36 16 HDMI 5 INPUT terminal VSX-90 only Use for connection to a compatible HDMI device (Video camera, etc.) (page 36   17 DIMMER VSX-45 only.
  • Page 19     Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Connecting your equipment ......................20 Rear panel ............................20 Determining the speakers’ application ..................21 Placing the speakers ........................23   Connecting the speakers ....................... 24 Installing your speaker system ..................... 25 About the audio connection ......................
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Connecting your equipment Notes   This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter ! The RS-232C terminal is exclusively for the installer. explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
  • Page 21: Determining The Speakers' Application

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   [B] Dolby Enabled Speaker system connection Determining the speakers’ application   *Default setting This unit permits you to build various surround systems, in accordance with the number of speakers you have. ! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch/5.2.2ch ! Be sure to connect speakers to the front left and right channels (L and R).
  • Page 22 Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   [C] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back/Front wide) connection [E] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality   surround) ! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch SB/FW ! Speaker System setting: Front Bi-Amp  ...
  • Page 23: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   [G] 5.2 channel surround system & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone) Placing the speakers   ! Speaker System setting: HDZONE Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect.
  • Page 24: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Layout as seen from the side Connecting the speakers   TMdL / Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match TMdR these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
  • Page 25: Installing Your Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Dolby Enabled Speaker Installing your speaker system   Dolby enabled speakers bring a new sense of height and immersion to the listening experience without installa- At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should tion of overhead speakers.
  • Page 26 Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   ! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch/5.2.2ch ! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch/5.2.2ch Speaker Setting: Dolby Sp (Front) Speaker Setting: Dolby Sp (Surr)   Dolby Enabled Speaker Dolby Enabled Speaker Front right Subwoofer 1 Center...
  • Page 27: About The Audio Connection

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   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.
  • Page 28: About Hdmi

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   About the video converter About HDMI   The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio.
  • Page 29: Connecting Your Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   ! 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 92  ...
  • Page 30: Connecting Your Dvd Player With No Hdmi Output

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   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 31: Connecting A Satellite/cable Receiver Or Other Set-top Box

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   ! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for ! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s video signal input.
  • Page 32: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Connecting other audio components Connecting the subwoofer   This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback. ANALOG When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see...
  • Page 33: Making Multi-zone Connections

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna wires. Making MULTI-ZONE connections   Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into each terminal, then release the tabs to Equipment connected to this receiver in a different room (sub zone) from a room with this receiver (main zone) secure the AM antenna wires.
  • Page 34 Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2) MULTI-ZONE setup using HDMI terminal (HDZONE)   Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver. You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
  • Page 35: Connecting To The Network Through Lan Interface

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Multi-zone connection using the HDMI terminal and speaker terminals Connecting to the network through LAN interface   (HDZONE) By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
  • Page 36: Front Panel

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-90)   Connecting an iPod Connecting an MHL-compatible device   This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod An MHL-compatible mobile device can be connected to enjoy 3D/Full-HD videos, high quality multi-channel using the controls of this receiver.
  • Page 37: Connecting An Ir Receiver

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a replacement.
  • Page 38     Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Connecting your equipment ......................39 Rear panel ............................39 Determining the speakers’ application ..................40 Placing the speakers ........................41   Connecting the speakers ....................... 41 Installing your speaker system ..................... 42 About the audio connection ......................
  • Page 39: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Connecting your equipment Notes   This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter ! The RS-232C terminal is exclusively for the installer. explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system. ! The input functions below are assigned by default to the receiver’s different input terminals.
  • Page 40: Determining The Speakers' Application

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   [B] Speaker B connection Determining the speakers’ application   ! Speaker System setting: Speaker B 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).
  • Page 41: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Placing the speakers Connecting the speakers   Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect. Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
  • Page 42: Installing Your Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Speaker B connection Installing your speaker system   Speaker System setting: Speaker B At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should always be connected as a pair.
  • Page 43: About The Audio Connection

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Bi-amping your speakers Bi-wiring your speakers   Speaker System setting: Front Bi-Amp Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping. ! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference. Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different amplifiers for better crossover performance.
  • Page 44: About Hdmi

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   About HDMI Connecting your TV and playback components   The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio. This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI ®...
  • Page 45: Connecting Your Equipment (in Case Of Vsx

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   ! For input components, connections other than HDMI connections are also possible (see Connecting your DVD Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output player with no HDMI output page 45   This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no ! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables.
  • Page 46: Connecting A Satellite/cable Receiver Or Other Set-top Box

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   ! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables Connecting your TV with no HDMI input (page 44  ...
  • Page 47: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   ! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s Connecting other audio components HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using  ...
  • Page 48: Connecting The Subwoofer

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna wires. Connecting the subwoofer   Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into each terminal, then release the tabs to secure the AM antenna wires. AUDIO OUT Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.
  • Page 49: Connecting To The Network Through Lan Interface

    Connecting your equipment (In case of VSX-45)   Connecting to the network through LAN interface Connecting an iPod   By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
  • Page 50: Connecting An Mhl-compatible Device

    (OUTPUT 5 V /MHL 0.9 A MAX) Closet or shelving unit (DVD) (SAT/CBL) ARC CONTROL Non-Pioneer MHL cable component MHL enabled device CONTROL Switch the receiver into standby then use the MHL cable to connect your MHL enabled device to the MHL terminal on the rear panel of this receiver.
  • Page 51: Switching Components On And Off Using The 12 Volt Trigger

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a  ...
  • Page 52     Basic Setup   Initial settings of this receiver ...................... 53 Setting with a special application (Start-up Navi) ..............53 Perform settings using the AVNavigator built into this receiver ..........53 Setting by referring to the operating instructions ..............55  ...
  • Page 53: Initial Settings Of This Receiver

    Basic Setup   Operating Environment Initial settings of this receiver   ! AVNavigator can be used in the following environments. There are three ways to initialize this receiver. — Windows PC: Microsoft ® Windows Vista ® /Windows ® 7/Windows ® 8/Windows ®...
  • Page 54     ! On a Mac, launch Safari and click <VSX-90> or <VSX-45> displayed in ‘Bonjour’ on the Bookmarks bar. ! When using an Android device, from Google Play Store, download iControlAV5, which is a free application. After launching iControlAV5, follow the instructions on the screen. After that, on the Home screen, tap the icon.
  • Page 55: Setting By Referring To The Operating Instructions

    55 ! MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) – Use this to make automatic settings and detailed man- ! When connection method B, C, D, E, F, or G is selected, check that the LAN cable is not connected to this ual settings for the surround sound.
  • Page 56 Basic Setup   Select the setting you want to adjust. Select the DHCP setting you want. If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order: When you select ON, the network is automatically set up, and you do not need to follow Steps 9. Proceed with  ...
  • Page 57 Basic Setup   Select ‘Wireless’ from the Network Connection menu. ! Select [Wi-Fi].   Select ‘Wi-Fi Sharing’ 10 Connect the iOS equipment to the iPod/iPhone terminal on the front panel. 11 Select ‘START’, then press ENTER. XXXXXX 12 Tap [Allow] on iPod/iPhone/iPad.  ...
  • Page 58 Basic Setup   ! Select [Complete]. 3 Enter the PIN code in the access point. Enter in the access point whose indicated PIN code is shown within two minutes after closing the PIN   code confirmation screen. Success or failure of connection will be indicated on the screen. XXXXXX The PIN code input method varies depending on wireless LAN equipment.
  • Page 59   Select ‘Network Connection’ from the Network, Bluetooth menu. [Pioneer Setup:xxxxxxxx] will be shown in the SSID field. “xxxxxxxx” represents a number unique to each Select ‘Wireless’ from the Network Connection menu. product. Select [Manual] with the i/j button, and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 60 ! Parental Lock – Restricts usage of network functions (page 60 OK, and press ENTER. ! Play ZONE Setup (VSX-90 only) – Select the zone for playing the audio contents of devices in the home net- Select ‘YES’ and press ENTER. work (page 61 ! Port Number Setting (VSX-90 only) –...
  • Page 61 2a.Full Auto MCACC Exit Return Speaker System : 7.2ch/5.2.2ch Control (VSX-90 only) and EQ are measured. After you have set up the microphone provided with your system, the EQ Type : SYMMETRY MCACC : M1.MEMORY 1 receiver uses the information from a series of test tones to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your...
  • Page 62: The Input Setup Menu

    The settings made in the Full Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system, ! SP to ceiling (VSX-90 only) – When using the Dolby Enabled Speaker, you can input the vertical distance from but it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using...
  • Page 63 ! Input Skip – When set to ON, that input is skipped when selecting the input using ALL. (DVD and other MEDIA SERVER inputs can be still be selected directly with the input function buttons.) ! 12V Trigger 1/2 (VSX-90) – After connecting a component to the 12 volt trigger (see Switching components FAVORITES...
  • Page 64: Changing The Osd Display Language (osd Language)

    ! With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and dis- (BD) played on any TV connected via HDMI cable. IN 1 VSX-90 only: You can change where the screen is output in the MAIN/HDZONE (page 114 ) and HDMI output  ...
  • Page 65: Basic Playback

        Basic playback   Playing a source ..........................66 Playing an iPod ..........................67 Playing a USB device ........................68 Playing an MHL-compatible device ....................69   Listening to the radio ........................70 Music playback using Bluetooth wireless technology ............... 71...
  • Page 66: Playing A Source

    With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. VSX-90 only: You can change where the screen is output in the MAIN/HDZONE (page 114 ) and HDMI output (page 92 ) settings.
  • Page 67: Playing An Ipod

    ! VSX-90 only: When listening to a track on the iPod in the main zone, it is possible to control the sub zone, but not to listen to a different track in the sub zone from the one playing in the main zone.
  • Page 68: Playing A Usb Device

    VSX-90 drives) and digital audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32. ! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and DISP assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this receiver.
  • Page 69: Playing An Mhl-compatible Device

    Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifi- cally, Pro, Lossless, Voice. Music files d Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. e DSD files cannot be played in the sub zone.  ...
  • Page 70: Listening To The Radio

    Use i/j (or TUNE i/j of front panel) to select a character, k/l (or PRESET k/l of front panel) to set the Improving FM sound position, and ENTER to confirm your selection. VSX-90 only Notes If the TUNED or STEREO indicator doesn’t light when tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press ! To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 to 3 and input eight spaces instead of a name.
  • Page 71: Music Playback Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    ! The name of this receiver indicated on the equipment that has the Bluetooth functionality is “VSX-90 XXXXXX The unit is capable of playing back music stored on Bluetooth capable devices (cell phones, digital music players (equipment unique symbol)”...
  • Page 72: Radio Wave Caution

    In the following locations, poor condition or inability to receive radio waves may cause the audio to be interrupted the remote control buttons. or stopped: VSX-90 VSX-45 ! In reinforced concrete buildings or steel framed or iron-framed buildings. ! Near large metallic furniture.
  • Page 73: Listening To Your System

        Listening to your system   Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ..........74 Selecting MCACC presets ......................76 Choosing the input signal ......................76 Better sound using Phase Control ....................76   Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control ..........77...
  • Page 74: Enjoying Various Types Of Playback Using The Listening Modes

    The following modes provide basic surround sound for stereo and multichannel sources. ! Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 5.1 channel playback ! STEREO – See above In case of VSX-90 ! Straight Decode – Plays back without the effects above. While listening to a source, press SURR (STANDARD SURROUND).
  • Page 75: Using The Advanced Surround Effects

    When listening through headphones, you can select ALC or PURE DIRECT mode only. About Dolby Atmos VSX-90 only ! SOUND RETRIEVER AIR – Suitable for listening to the sound from a Bluetooth wireless technology device. The This AV receiver supports the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Dolby Atmos is a new technology in SOUND RETRIEVER AIR listening mode can only be selected when the BT AUDIO input.
  • Page 76: 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 77: Better Sound Using Phase Control And Full Band Phase Control

    Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control   VSX-90 only This receiver is equipped with the two types of functions that correct phase distortion and group delay: Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control. Activating Full Band Phase Control is strongly recommended because it also involves the effects of Phase Control.
  • Page 78: Playback With Network Features

        Playback with NETWORK features   Introduction ........................... 79 Playback with Network functions ....................80 About network playback ......................82 About playable file formats ......................84  ...
  • Page 79: Introduction

    About the Spotify audio stream playback function page 82 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 Notes website.
  • Page 80: Playback With Network Functions

    HTC Connect Certified Smartphones ! Internet radio stations – See Listening to Internet radio stations page 81 The HTC Connect-compatible smartphones, Please check Pioneer website for up to date information about com- ! Pandora – See Listening to Pandora Internet Radio page 81 patible devices and audio format support.
  • Page 81: Listening To Internet Radio Stations

    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 82: About Network Playback

    Playback with NETWORK features   About the Spotify audio stream playback function Playing back audio files stored on components on the network   Spotify is a music streaming distribution service managed and operated by Spotify Ltd. and distributing music This unit allows you to play music on media servers connected on an identical Local Area Network (LAN) as the over the Internet.
  • Page 83: Content Playable Over A Network

    For more information check with the manufacturer of your server. connection may be blocked. Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player and/or the NETWORK features due to communica- Disclaimer for Third Party Content tion error/malfunctions associated with your network connection and/or your PC, or other connected equipment.
  • Page 84: About Playable File Formats

    8 kbps to 320 kbps cally, Pro, Lossless, Voice. VBR/CBR Supported/Supported e Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. f DSD files cannot be played in the sub zone. 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, Sampling frequency g 5.6448 MHz is only compatible with VSX-90.
  • Page 85     Control with HDMI function   About the Control with HDMI function ..................86 Making Control with HDMI connections ..................86 HDMI Setup ............................ 86 Before using synchronization ....................... 87   About synchronized operations ....................87 Sound Retriever Link ........................87 Cautions on the Control with HDMI function ................
  • Page 86: About The Control With Hdmi Function

    HDMI Setup   Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- You must adjust the settings of this receiver as well as the connected Control with HDMI-compatible compo- sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 87: Before Using Synchronization

    ! The synchronized amp mode remains in effect even if the receiver’s input is switched to a component other than one connected by HDMI. The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs. ! When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or the sound is muted, the volume status is displayed on the TV’s screen.
  • Page 88     Using other functions   Setting the Audio options ......................89 Setting the Video options ......................91 Switching the output (OUTPUT PARAMETER) ................91 HDMI 4K/60p signal output setting ..................... 92   Changing the channel level while listening ................92 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ....................
  • Page 89: Settings

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options   BASS c –6 to +6 (dB) d Adjusts the amount of bass. There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The <b>...
  • Page 90 Front Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected. ! VSX-90 only: You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the SB setting is set to NO <a>...
  • Page 91: Setting The Video Options

    You can press OUT P. to switch the output of speaker terminals or HDMI terminals to be played. ! VSX-90 only: You can only use the Virtual Wide mode if the surround speakers are on and the FW setting is set to NO. It can also not be used when playing signals containing actual front wide channel information.
  • Page 92: Hdmi 4k/60p Signal Output Setting

    Changing the channel level while listening Switching the HDMI output Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor VSX-90 only when setting up a home theater system. Press CH LV..
  • Page 93: Using The Multi-zone Controls

      Before operation, hold down Z2 on the remote control (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one VSX-90 only time. The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See...
  • Page 94: Network Settings From A Web Browser

    The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without memory f auto-phase control plus correction result value f Input source played with ZONE 2 (VSX-90 only) worrying about the receiver being left on all night. Use the remote control to set the sleep timer.
  • Page 95: Resetting The System

    Network Inputs Network Standby Input function default and possible settings page 63 DHCP Input Volume Absorber All Inputs HDMI a VSX-90 only. b VSX-45 only. HDMI Audio Control Control Mode --- (OFF) ARC (Audio Return Channel) --- (OFF) Standby Through...
  • Page 96     Controlling the rest of your system (VSX-90 only)   About the Remote Setup menu ....................97 Operating multiple receivers ......................97 Setting the remote to control other components............... 97 Selecting preset codes directly ..................... 97   Programming signals from other remote controls ..............98 Erasing one of the remote control button settings ..............
  • Page 97: Controlling The Rest Of Your System (vsx-90 Only)

    If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote indi-   If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from vidual commands from another remote control (see...
  • Page 98: Programming Signals From Other Remote Controls

    This can also be used to program additional operations (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 format only).
  • Page 99: 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. HDMI 2144 Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby 0305 simultaneously.
  • Page 100: Controlling Components

    Controlling the rest of your system (VSX-90 only)   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 97 for more on this).
  • Page 101 Controlling the rest of your system (VSX-90 only)   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 —...
  • Page 102     The MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) menu   Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/ Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) menu ....................103 Automatic MCACC (Expert)......................103 Manual MCACC setup .........................105   Checking MCACC Data ........................107 Data Management ........................108...
  • Page 103: Making Receiver Settings From The Mcacc Pro (vsx-90)/advanced Mcacc (vsx-45) Menu

    90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) menu page 103 The MCACC PRO/Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) system was developed in Pioneer’s Select the parameters you want to set. laboratories with the aim of making it possible for home users to perform adjustments of the same level as in a Use i/j to select the item, then use k/l to set.
  • Page 104 — If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly. ! SP to ceiling (VSX-90 only. When setting to use the Dolby Enabled Speaker, using Auto MCACC, you can per- After this, perform the Auto MCACC procedure again.
  • Page 105: Manual Mcacc Setup

    ! Fine Channel Level – Make fine adjustments to the overall balance of your speaker system (see Fine Channel Use k/l to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker. (VSX-90 only: If Dolby Level page 105 ! Fine SP Distance –...
  • Page 106: Standing Wave

    The MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) menu   Standing Wave Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional   ! Default setting: ON/ATT 0.0dB (all filters) This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system based Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate on the direct sound coming from the speakers.
  • Page 107: Checking Mcacc Data

    ! EQ ON – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area with the equalization performed by this Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) receiver (after calibration). Note that the EQ response may not appear entirely flat due to adjustments neces-  ...
  • Page 108: Data Management

    When MCACC Memory Clear? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not cleared. Select ‘Data Management’ from the MCACC PRO (VSX-90)/Advanced MCACC (VSX-45) Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been cleared, then you automatically menu, then press ENTER.
  • Page 109: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus

        The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu ............110 Manual speaker setup .........................110 MHL Setup ............................112 The Other Setup menu ........................113   Making network settings using Safari..................115 Using Safari to set a friendly name ....................115 Using Safari to update the firmware ..................116...
  • Page 110: Making Receiver Settings From The System Setup Menu

    62 nal. Here, application for these terminals are set. Select from the following items. ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page Select ‘Speaker System’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
  • Page 111: Speaker Setting

    LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer. In case of VSX-90 Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover frequency.
  • Page 112: Mhl Setup

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   ! Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to X-Curve send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center speaker, choose NO  ...
  • Page 113: The Other Setup Menu

    VOLUME button (or the dial on the front panel). ! On Screen Display Setup (VSX-90 only) – Sets whether or not to display the status on the display when the ! OFF (default) – The maximum volume is not limited.
  • Page 114: Remote Control Mode Setup

    ! This setting is not possible if multi-zone settings have been made using the speaker terminals and Select and set the main zone or HDZONE (VSX-90 only) for which you wish to change the Speaker System is set to anything other than ZONE 2. In this case, adjust the volume for the sub zones on the setting.
  • Page 115: Making Network Settings Using Safari

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Select the Volume Level setting you want. Setup the network settings manually and then press Apply. ! Variable (default) – The Zone 2 volume is adjusted from the receiver.   ! –40 dB Fixed/0 dB Fixed – The Zone 2 volume level output from the receiver is fixed to the value set here. When you’re finished, press RETURN.
  • Page 116: Using Safari To Update The Firmware

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   The firmware upload status screen is displayed. Using Safari to update the firmware “The upload process finished successfully.” will be shown when the update is completed.   Once updating is completed, the receiver’s power automatically turns off. Launch Safari on your computer.
  • Page 117       Troubleshooting ..........................118 Power ............................118 No sound ............................118 Other audio problems .........................119   BT AUDIO ............................120 Video .............................120 Settings ............................120 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output ................121 Display ............................121 Remote control ..........................121 HDMI .............................122 MHL ...............................123 Built-in AVNavigator ........................123 USB interface ..........................123 iPod ...............................124 Network............................124...
  • Page 118: Faq

    STANDBY/ON to set this receiver to the standby mode. Use TUNE i/j to ing the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair select D.SAFETY cOFFd, and then use PRESET k/l to select 1 or 2 (select D.SAFETY work.
  • Page 119: Other Audio Problems

    Broadcast stations cannot be Fully extend the FM wire antenna, adjust the position for best reception and secure to a VSX-90 only: No sound from surround Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL, and the surround selected automatically, or there is wall, etc.
  • Page 120: Bt Audio

    Settings are only stored if all the zones are turned off. Turn off all the zones before VSX-90 only: When the HDMI OUT 1/2 setting of the output parameter function is set to unplugging the power cord. OFF, set it to ON.
  • Page 121: Professional Calibration Eq Graphical Output

    EQ calibration. VSX-90 only: Other components can’t If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset Lower frequency response curves do Low frequencies used in bass management (the subwoofer channel) will not change for be operated with the system remote.
  • Page 122: Hdmi

    HDCP-compatible. If they are not, please connect them using the component or VSX-90 only: Connect the TV to the HDMI OUT 1 terminal and set the HDMI output to composite video jacks. OUT 1. Then turn on first the TV’s power, then this receiver’s power.
  • Page 123: Mhl

    Interactive Operation Guide security function. the blocked contents. receiver or USB memory. Disconnect the power cable and (VSX-90 only) is launched, request repair. a warning about security protection appears on the browser.
  • Page 124: Ipod

      Symptom Cause Remedy iPod   The audio files stored on Windows Media Player 11 or Install Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player Symptom Cause Remedy components on the net- Windows Media Player 12 is not cur- 12 on your PC (page 79 work, such as a PC, cannot rently installed on your PC.
  • Page 125 VSX-90 only: With an AV receiver If this is the case, set which zone the sound is to be played that has the ‘Network, Bluetooth’...
  • Page 126: Wireless Lan

      Wireless LAN   Symptoms Causes Remedies Network cannot be SSID uses double-byte characters This receiver is compatible only with single-byte alphanu- accessed via wireless LAN. such as in the Japanese language. merical characters and some symbols such as the under- bar.
  • Page 127     Additional information   About Wi-Fi ..........................128 ® SABRE DAC ..........................128 About HDMI ..........................128 HTC Connect ..........................128   About iPod ...........................128 Windows 8 ...........................129 MHL ...............................129 About Bluetooth wireless technology ..................129 Software license notice .......................129 Surround sound formats ......................130 Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats ......
  • Page 128: About Wi-fi

    Additional information   About Wi-Fi HTC Connect ®       The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance. HTC, HTC Connect and the HTC Connect logo are trademarks of HTC Corporation. About iPod The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Identifier Mark is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance. AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, SABRE DAC and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
  • Page 129: Windows 8

    The Spotify software is subject to third party licenses found here: www.spotify.com/connect/third-party-licenses ® The Bluetooth 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.
  • Page 130: Surround Sound Formats

    Dolby The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information. In case of VSX-90 For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 131: Auto Surround, Alc And Stream Direct With Different Input Signal Formats

    Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal   formats In case of VSX-90 The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct Auto Surround / PURE DIRECT / DIRECT...
  • Page 132: Speaker Setting Guide

    However, if all the speakers are pointed towards the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped. 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 area 30 cm (12 inches) to 80 cm (31 inches) behind the listening position (between the surround speakers and the listening position).
  • Page 133: About Messages Displayed When Using Network Functions

    Additional information   Position of center speaker and monitor Important information regarding the HDMI connection   Since mostly dialogs are output from the center speaker, keeping the center speaker as close as possible to the There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on screen makes the overall sound more natural.
  • Page 134: Glossary

    Additional information   DTS-HD Master Audio Glossary DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers master audio sources recorded in a professional studio to   listeners without any loss of data, preserving audio quality. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Audio formats/Decoding A high definition audio technology by which signals can be transferred over HDMI cables.
  • Page 135 Control with HDMI function This software can be downloaded from Microsoft’s website. Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- ! Windows Media Player 11 (for Windows Vista) sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 136 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 does not require applications for licenses or usage registration for applications conducting wireless exchange of digital information at relatively low speeds, such as computer mouses and keyboards, mobile phones, smart-  ...
  • Page 137: Features Index

    Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes page 79   Wireless LAN AVNavigator Connecting to the network through LAN interface on page (VSX-90) or (VSX-45). How to use the built-in AVNavigator page 53 Playback High Resolution audio file ECO MODE 1, 2 About playable file formats...
  • Page 138: Specifications

    Composite Video ............................ 1 Vp-p (75 W) (17 3/16 in. (W) x 6 5/8 in. (H) x 13 1/16 in. (D)) Component Video (VSX-90 only) ............. Y: 1.0 Vp-p (75 W), PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p (75 W) Weight (without package) Corresponding maximum resolution VSX-90............................
  • Page 139 Additional information   Notes   ! Specifications and the design are subject to possible modifications without notice, due to improvements. ! This product includes FontAvenue ® fonts licensed by NEC Corporation. FontAvenue is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. ! iOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark right in the US and certain other countries. ! Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of  ...
  • Page 140: Preset Code List

    Proview 0068 TNCi 0099 Pulsar 0004, 0011, 0099 Toshiba 0026, 0028, 0036, Quasar 0003, 0010, 0105 0038, 0040, 0043, 0102 Pioneer 0004, 0006, 0113, Concerto 0004, 0006 GFM 0080, 0084 Luxman 0004, 0006 Radio Shack 0100, 0104 Vector Research 0100...
  • Page 141 ABS 1017 Gateway 1017 Mind 1017 Sansui 1014, 1019 Adventura 1005 GE 1002, 1004 Mitsubishi 1010 Sanyo 1001, 1002 Pioneer 2014, 2197, 2256 Daewoo 2021, 2087 KLH 2070, 2080 Rowa 2071 Aiwa 1005 GOI 1029 Motorola 1004 Sears 1001, 1003, 1004...
  • Page 142 United Cable 6072, 6122 Satellite Set Top Box 6106, 6083 Rogers 6029 Stargate 6122 US Electronics 6072   Pioneer 6097, 6098, 6325, Expressvu 6002, 6004 nfusion 6015 Sony 6062, 6063, 6030 Panasonic 6112, 6083 Runco 6112 Suddenlink 6074, 6029 Videoway 6112...
  • Page 143 253 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 <ARB7590-A>...
  • Page 144 Quick Start Guide Guide rapide Register your product at http://www.pioneerelectronics.com (US) http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca (Canada) AV Receiver VSX- Récepteur AV...
  • Page 145 English VENTILATION CAUTION Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. This Quick Start Guide includes instructions for basic connections and operations to When installing this unit, make sure to leave space allow simple use of the receiver. For detailed descriptions of the receiver, see the “Operating Instructions” provided on the...
  • Page 146 Connection and initial setup Perform connection and initial settings in any of the ways listed below. Follow the guidance of the built-in Follow the instructions in the Use “Start-up Navi” app to perform AVNavigator to perform connection booklet to perform connection connection and initial settings and initial settings and initial settings...
  • Page 147 If you have a Mac/PC Connecting to the network through LAN interface Plugging in the receiver After connecting to a LAN, connect the power cord of the Internet receiver to a power outlet. Modem Plug the supplied power cord into the AC IN socket on the Router back of the receiver.
  • Page 148: Operating Environment

    8/Windows – Mac: OS X v 10.9 or 10.8 Using Mac • Some AVNavigator functions use an Internet browser. The Launch Safari and click <VSX-90> displayed in ‘Bonjour’ on (Example Input Format) 192.168.0.124 following browsers are supported: the Bookmarks bar.
  • Page 149 Follow the booklet instructions to perform connection and initial settings Connecting up Placing the Speakers L – Front Left C – Center TMdL TMdR R – Front Right SL – Surround Left SR – Surround Right SBL – Surround back Left SBR –...
  • Page 150 Connecting up Center Connecting the speakers Front Right Subwoofer Front Left (SW) Be sure to complete all connections before connecting this unit to the AC power source. LINE LEVEL INPUT You can use speakers with a nominal impedance between 6 and 16 .
  • Page 151: Connecting A Tv And Playback Components

    Check the power cord once in a setting screen from the TV unless this while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer OPTICAL cable is connected. authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 152 Initial Setup Before you start Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) Press MAIN RECEIVER on the remote control, Put the batteries in the remote control. The Auto Multi-Channel ACoustic Calibration (MCACC) setup uses the supplied setup microphone to measure and analyze then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 153 Basic playback Switch on the playback component. Multichannel playback To enjoy the many functions of the E.g.) Turn the Blu-ray Disc player connected to the HDMI BD IN terminal on. unit to the fullest extent STANDBY/ON SOURCE Switch the input of the receiver. ALL ZONE STBY E.g.) Press BD to select the BD input.
  • Page 154 (The power turns off in 5 seconds after the power is turned on. devices are unresponsive. the protection circuit is The receiver’s setting will be maintained.) activated. Also try replugging the power cord of the connecting devices. © 2015 PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
  • Page 155 (Canada) 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 © 2015 PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS CORPORATION.
  • Page 156 VSX-90 ® ® ® ® ® ® › Channels: 7 › ® › › ® › 100 W/ch (8 ohms 20 Hz-20 kHz THD 0.08 % 2ch Driven FTC) › ® › › ® ® ® › Dolby Atmos Dolby Surround •...
  • Page 157 VSX-90 ® ® ® ® ® CUSTOM CONTROL PARTNERS › › › › › Control4 and the Control4 logo are registered › trademarks of Control4 Corporation. Crestron and the Crestron logo are registered › trademark of Crestron Electronics, Inc. AMX ›...

This manual is also suitable for:

Vsx-95Vsx-1130-kVsx-830-kElite vsx-45Vsx-45 eliteVsx-45 ... Show all

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: