Onkyo TX-8555 Instruction Manual

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Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo Stereo Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new Stereo Receiver.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Introduction .................................... 2
Connections ................................. 13
Enjoying Audio Sources.............. 22
Troubleshooting .............................. 45
Specifications .................................. 47

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  • Page 1: Stereo Receiver, Instruction Manual

    Stereo Receiver TX-8555 Instruction Manual Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo Stereo Receiver. Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit. Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment from your new Stereo Receiver.

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions


  • Page 3: Precautions

    7. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands—Never handle this unit or its power cord while your hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer. 8. Handling Notes •...

  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    We, ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH LIEGNITZERSTRASSE 6, 82194 GROEBENZELL, GERMANY declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the corresponding technical standards such as EN60065, EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3. GROEBENZELL, GERMANY ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH K.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    If Remote Controller Signal Does not Reach Other Components ...39 Controlling Other Components ...40 Controlling an Onkyo DVD Player ...40 Controlling an Onkyo CD Player ... 41 Controlling an RI Dock ...42 Controlling a Cassette Recorder ...43 Programming a remote control code for controlling components connected via ...44...

  • Page 6: Supplied Accessories, Installing The Batteries

    Supplied Accessories Make sure you have the following accessories: Remote controller and two batteries (AA/R6) Indoor FM antenna AM loop antenna * In catalogs and on packaging, the letter at the end of the product name indicates the color. Specifications and operation are the same regardless of color.

  • Page 7: Features

    Features ❑ Newly Designed, Brushed Hairline Aluminum Front Panel ❑ 100 Watts/Channel @ 8 ohms (FTC) (North American model) ❑ 125 Watts/Channel @ 4 ohms (IEC) European and Australian model ❑ WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) ❑ High-Current, Low-Impedance Drive ❑...

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

    Getting to Know the Receiver Front Panel For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses. ON/STANDBY button (22) Sets the receiver to On or Standby. SPEAKERS A and B switches (23) Turn speaker sets A and B on or off. ZONE 2 LEVEL, TONE, [ ▲] / [ ▼] buttons (38) The LEVEL button and [ ▲...

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    REMOTE CONTROL jack This (Remote Interactive) jack can be connected to the jacks on your other Onkyo audio components. The receiver’s remote controller can then be used to control all of your components. To use , you must make an analog audio connection between the receiver and each component.

  • Page 10: Display

    Getting to Know the Receiver—Continued GAME/TV IN A game console or TV output can be connected here. There are composite video input jack and analog audio input jacks. CBL/SAT IN A cable or satellite receiver can be connected here. There are composite video input jack and analog audio input jacks.

  • Page 11: Remote Controller

    Remote Controller To control the AV receiver, press the [RECEIVER] Remote Mode button to select Receiver mode. You can also use the remote controller to control your DVD player, CD player, and other components. See pages 40-43 for more details. For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses.

  • Page 12: Using The Remote Controller

    Selects the previously displayed setup menu. PURE A button (25) Selects the Pure Audio listening mode. Note: • An Onkyo cassette recorder connected via also be controlled in Receiver mode (see page “Controlling a Cassette Recorder” on page 43). Using the Remote Controller Point the remote controller toward the remote control sensor.

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

    Connecting Your Speakers Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet before making any connections. Speaker Connection Precautions The receiver allows you to connect two sets of speakers. When two sets of speakers are connected, you can select which speaker set outputs sound or use both sets to output sound simultaneously.

  • Page 14: Connecting A Powered Subwoofer

    Connecting Your Speakers—Continued Connecting a Powered Subwoofer Using a suitable cable, connect the receiver’s PRE OUT: SUBWOOFER to the input on your powered subwoofer. If your subwoofer is unpowered and you’re using an external amplifier, connect the PRE OUT: SUBWOOFER to the amp’s input.

  • Page 15

    Connecting Your Speakers—Continued Configuring the Speaker Impedance In this model, the factory default for speaker impedance is “8 ohms.” When you change the speaker impedance setting, read “Speaker Connection Precautions” on page 13 carefully before performing the procedures below. Note: Be sure to minimize the volume level on the receiver before configuring the speaker impedance.

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

    Connecting Antenna This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas. The receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without any antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna to use the tuner.

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

    Connecting Antenna—Continued Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead. Notes: • Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an attic or loft.

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

    Connecting Your Components Before Making any Connections • Always refer to the instructions that came with the component that you are connecting. • Do not plug in the power cord until all connections have been properly made. • Do not bind audio cables with power cords and speaker cables.

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

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a Recording Component To connect recording components, such as cassette deck, MD recorder and CD recorder, use an analog audio cable to connect the receiver’s TAPE IN L/R jacks to the cassette deck’s analog audio output jacks, and use another analog audio cable to connect the receiver’s TAPE OUT L/R jacks to the cassette deck’s analog audio input jacks, as shown.

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

    L/R jacks on the receiver to the analog audio output jacks on the connected component. VCR/DVR VCR/DVR Connecting If you connect other Onkyo components to the receiver with the appropriate the following system functions. cables solely for use with Onkyo products (no are supplied with the receiver).

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

    Connecting Your Components—Continued With (Remote Interactive), you can control your -compatible Onkyo CD player, RI Dock, and so on with the receiver’s remote controller. • To use , you must make an analog audio connection between the receiver and each audio component.

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

    Turning On the Receiver ON/STANDBY STANDBY indicator Turning On and Standby Press the [ON/STANDBY] button. Alternatively, press the remote Receiver controller’s [ON/STANDBY] button. The receiver comes on, the display lights up, and the STANDBY indicator goes off. Remote controller To turn the receiver off, press the [ON/STANDBY] button, or press the remote controller’s [ON/STANDBY] button.

  • Page 23: Enjoying Audio Sources

    Enjoying Audio Sources Input selector buttons SPEAKERS A/B MASTER VOLUME Press the input selector button to select the component that you Receiver want to listen to. Remote controller Use the [SPEAKERS A] and [SPEAKERS B] buttons on the Receiver receiver to select the speaker set that you want to use.

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

    Enjoying Audio Sources—Continued PHONES Muting the receiver (remote controller only) You can temporarily mute the output of the receiver. Press the remote controller’s [MUTING] button. The receiver is muted. To unmute the receiver, press the [MUTING] button again. Note: The Mute function will be cancelled if the remote controller’s VOLUME buttons are pressed or the receiver is set to Standby.

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

    Enjoying Audio Sources—Continued This section explains functions that can be used with any input source. PURE AUDIO BASS Using the Tone and Balance Controls Adjusting the Bass The BASS control adjusts bass sounds. Turn it up to make them louder. Turn it down to make them quieter.

  • Page 26: Recording, Recording The Input Source

    Recording Unless you have the full consent of the copyright holder, copyright laws prohibit using your recordings for anything other than personal enjoyment! This section explains how to record the selected input source to a component with recording capability. Recording the Input Source You can record an audio signal on a recording component connected to the TAPE OUT, or VCR/DVR OUT jacks.

  • Page 27: Recording Audio And Video From Separate Sources

    Recording—Continued Recording Audio and Video from Separate Sources You can overdub audio onto your video recordings by simultaneously recording audio and video from two separate sources. This is possible because only the audio source is switched when an audio-only input source, such as TAPE, TUNER, or CD, is selected, the video source remains the same.

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

    Listening to the Radio DIRECT TUNING TUNING DOWN/UP TUNER AM Frequency Step Setup (not North America and Europe) You must specify the AM frequency step used in your area. Note that when this setting is changed, all radio presets are deleted. Use the receiver to perform the procedure below.

  • Page 29

    Listening to the Radio—Continued ■ Tuning into Stations by Frequency You can tune into AM and FM stations directly by entering the appropriate frequency. Press the [DIRECT TUNING] Receiver button. Remote (Actual display depends on country.) controller Within 8 seconds, use the number buttons to enter the Receiver frequency of the radio station.

  • Page 30: Using Rds (european Model Only)

    Listening to the Radio—Continued Using RDS (European Model Only) RDS only works with European models and only in areas where RDS broadcasts are available. When tuned into an RDS station, the RDS indicator appears. RDS indicator ■ What is RDS? RDS stands for Radio Data System and is a method of transmitting data in FM radio signals.

  • Page 31

    Listening to the Radio—Continued Displaying Radio Text (RT) DISPLAY When tuned to an RDS station that’s broadcasting text information, the text can be displayed. Press the [DISPLAY] button once. The RT information scrolls across the display. Notes: • The message “Waiting” may appear while the receiver waits for the RT information.

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

    Characters which can be entered: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 – Note: indicates a space. Entering a Name As an example, assume an FM station has been stored and will be given the name “ONKYO”. Select the desired preset channel. (Refer to “Selecting Presets” on page 29.) Press the [CHARACTER] button on the front panel.

  • Page 33: Advanced Setup, Setting The Advanced Setup

    Advanced Setup Setting the Advanced Setup When you change the Advanced Setup setting, perform the procedures below. For example: Remote ID setting procedure SET UP Turn on the power. Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE MODE button, followed by the SETUP button on the remote controller.

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

    Advanced Setup Menu 1.Hardware set Remote ID When several Onkyo components are used in the same room, their remote ID codes may overlap. To differentiate the receiver from the other components, you can change its remote ID from 1, the default, to 2 or 3.

  • Page 35: Zone, Connecting Zone 2

    Zone 2 In addition to your main listening room, you can also enjoy playback in the other room, or as we call Zone 2. And, you can select a different source for each room. Connecting Zone 2 This setup allows 2-channel playback (with the speaker set A and B) in your main listening room and 2-channel stereo playback in Zone 2, with a different source in each room.

  • Page 36: Zone 2 Out Settings

    Zone 2—Continued Zone 2 Out Settings SET UP If you have connected your Zone 2 speakers to an amp with no volume control, set the Zone 2 Out setting to Variable so that you can set the zone’s volume, balance, and tone on the receiver.

  • Page 37: Using Zone 2

    Zone 2—Continued Using Zone 2 This section explains how to turn Zone 2 on and off, how to select an input source for Zone 2, and how to adjust the volume for Zone 2. Controlling Zone 2 from the receiver ZONE 2 LEVEL/TONE ZONE 2 To turn on Zone 2 and select an...

  • Page 38

    Zone 2—Continued To turn off Zone 2, press the [ZONE 2] button, followed by the [ON/STANDBY] button. Note: • To control Zone 2, you must press the remote controller’s [ZONE 2] button first. Adjusting the Volume of Zone 2 On the remote controller, press the [ZONE 2] Remote Mode button, and then use the VOL ] buttons.

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

    Connecting Components not Reached by the Remote Controller Signals (IR IN/OUT) In order to use the remote controller to control the receiver from a remote location, you will need to prepare a multiroom kit (sold separately) such as one listed below: •...

  • Page 40: Controlling Other Components, Controlling An Onkyo Dvd Player

    Controlling Other Components Controlling an Onkyo DVD Player The [DVD] Remote Mode button is preprogrammed with the remote control code for controlling an Onkyo DVD player. Press the appropriate Remote Mode button first. * With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all.

  • Page 41: Controlling An Onkyo Cd Player

    Controlling Other Components—Continued Controlling an Onkyo CD Player The [CD] Remote Mode button is preprogrammed with the remote control code for controlling an Onkyo CD player. Press the appropriate Remote Mode button first. * With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all.

  • Page 42: Controlling An Ri Dock

    ON/STANDBY button Turns the iPod on or off. Notes: • This button does not turn the Onkyo DS-A2 or DS- A2X RI Dock on or off. • Your iPod may not respond the first time you press this button, in which case you should press it again. This is...

  • Page 43: Controlling A Cassette Recorder

    Used with the shuffle function. * Buttons marked with an asterisk (*) are not supported by 3rd generation iPod models. Controlling a Cassette Recorder An Onkyo cassette recorder connected via controlled in Receiver mode. Press the appropriate Remote Mode button first.

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

    By default, the [DVD], [CD], and [DOCK] REMOTE MODE buttons have been programmed with the remote control codes for controlling Onkyo products. To control the components connected via below to program the appropriate remote control code for the component to be used.

  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    1 hour. After that, reconnect the power cord and press the [ON/STANDBY] button again. If you can not resolve the problem, contact your Onkyo dealer. Audio There’s no sound or it’s very quiet •...

  • Page 46

    HDD (see page 22). • If it is an Onkyo component, make sure that the cable and analog audio cable are connected properly. Connecting only an cable won’t work (page 20).

  • Page 47: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier Section Rated Output Power (FTC) (North American) All channels: 100 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.08 % Rated Output Power (IEC) (European and Australian) ×...

  • Page 48

    Unit 1&12, 9/F, Ever Gain PlazaTower 1, 88, Container Port Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., HONG KONG Tel: 852-2429-3118 Fax: 852-2428-9039 http://www.ch.onkyo.com/ SN 29344832A (C) Copyright 2008 ONKYO CORPORATION Japan. All rights reserved. HOMEPAGE http://www.onkyo.com/ D0806-2 * 2 9 3 4 4 8 3 2 A *...

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