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Pioneer VSX-452 Operating Instructions Manual

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AUDIO/VIDEO
SIEREO
RECEIVER
VSX-452
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Demonstration
mode
• The demonstration mode is activated by turning on the power
switch while holding down the RETURN button (from power
standby condition). The demonstration will appear on the display.
• Press any other switch to cancel the demonstration.
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Rease read through these operating instructions so you will know how
to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the
instructions, put them away jn a safe place for future reference.
In some countries or regions, the shape of the power plug and power
outlet may sometimes differ from that shown in the explanatory
drawings. However, the method of connecting and operating the unit
is the same.
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPUANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
IMPORTANT
NOTICE
[For U.S. and Canadian models]
The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear panel. Rease
write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and keep it in
a secure area. This is for your security.
[For Canadian modal]
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS
(POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR
OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO
PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
ATTENTION:
POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIOUES NE
PAS UTIUSER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR
UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT,
SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN
LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT.
RETURN
function
This function returns the unit to a set of initial settings and ready
to broadcast tuner. This is helpful during troubleshooting or when
no sound is output. For details, refer to page 13.
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  • Page 1 The demonstration will appear on the display. • Press any other switch to cancel the demonstration. Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Rease read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away jn a safe place for future reference.
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    DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE appliance should be serviced by a Pioneer authorized service center or qualified service personnel when: • power-supply cord plug damaged. •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS BEFORE OPERATING, ADJUST THE POSITION OF THESE SWITCHES ... ACCESSORY ITEMS ... SURROUND EFFECT ... DOLBY 3CH LOGIC ... DOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND, DOLBY 3CH LOGIC CENTER MODE ... SPEAKER INSTALLATION ... SIMULATED STEREO ... °°°,°°° °°° ... AUDIO SYSTEM CONNECTIONS VIDEO SYSTEM...
  • Page 4: Before Operating, Adjust The Position Of These Switches

    t BEFORE OPERATING, TWO VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCHES Only multi-voitage models are provided with these switches. U.S., Canadian, European, U.K. and Australian models are not provided with these switches. Mains voltages in Saudi Arabia are 127 V and 220 V only. Never use this model with 110 V setting in Ssudi Arabia.
  • Page 5: Surround Effect

    SURROUND EFFECT This unit has a built-in surround processor for adding presence and an expansive effect to the sound. • STUDIO: Select this position to enjoy the effect of listeningto music in e recording studio. The source sound is output as it is through the front speakers, with reverberation output through the rear speakers.
  • Page 6: Speaker Installation

    SPEAKER INSTALLATION Speaker Installation Examples for Surround To get the most out of the surround system, place the speakers as shown below, An example of speaker location Front left Center speaker speaker FRONT Rear left REAR speaker SIMULATED STEREO This function transforms monaural signals into simulated Use it when you wish to experience...
  • Page 7: Audio System Connections

    -AUDIO SYSTEM CONNECTIONS * Illustration shows U.S. and Canadian models. Accessory FM antenna Accessory AM Loop antenna Cassette deck 1 * Use if you want to use an additional power amplifier to boost center channel power output. NOTE FOR FM ANTENNA: Stretch the antenna NOTE...
  • Page 8: Video System Connections

    coN_$ VIDEO SYSTEM CONNECTIONS * Illustration shows U.S. and Canadian models. <ARB1424> LD player AUDIO VI/_DEO VIDEO (REC) (PLAY) TV Monitor wall socket...
  • Page 9: Speaker Connections

    Super woofer Left _) _" _,,_l_] ® such as the Pioneer the front speakers wi# result NO TE: Do not allow any of the cord's conductors to protrude from the terminals Front (L) or touch any other conductors. Malfunctioning or breakdowns may...
  • Page 10: Multi-room Connections

    [Set-up example] Speaker Remote control unit I Sub Room Speaker A Main Room TV monitor Speaker A (L) <ARB1424> A/V system (including VSX-452) .°in.oo \ Green Speaker A (R) Speaker B (L) Black NOTE: • Be careful to make wrong connections for CONTROL IN/OUT (black/ and MULTI-ROOM REMOTE IN (green).
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    (_) CONTROL IN/OUT jacks Connect this jack remote control this unit. OUT: Connect this jack to other Pioneer components remote control NOTE: The receiver's remote sensor does not function in IN jack. To operate, point the remote control on the component...
  • Page 12 A damaged power cord can cause fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. ®...
  • Page 13 (_ MPX MODE button Use to select the auto stereo mode or monaural to FM broadcasts. The monaural mode has been selected when the FM MONO indicator in the display section is lit. Auto stereo mode: Normally, leave in this mode for reception. When a stereo FM broadcast is received, it will be automatically...
  • Page 14 FRONT PANEL FACILI] I1-_ DISPLAY SECTION II'i " ® ® ®®® ® CHARACTER/LEVEL display • Displays function, frequency and "SLEEP". • It also displays the level settings during adjustment. During level display, MIN and MAX light. ® AUTO TUNING indicator Lights up when in the auto tuning mode.
  • Page 15: Direct Access Tuning

    MEMORY STATION CALL DIRECT ACCESS TUNING When you know the frequency of the desired station, the frequency can be input directly usingthe STATION CALL (number) buttons in the following way: 1. Select TUNER with the input selector buttons. 2. Select either FM or AM using the BAND FM/AM 3.
  • Page 16: Manual Tuning

    MANUAL TUNING Each time the TUNING button "+" or "-" frequency changes by one step, allowing you to find stations manually. 1. Use the BAND FM/AM button to choose either FM or AM. 2. Press TUNING "'-'" or "" + "" button and release quickly. •...
  • Page 17: Leo]

    Press the power switch to the ON position, and turn on the power to the other components you wish to use (for example, TV, VCR, cassette deck etc.). PLAYBACK 1. Use the input selector buttons to select the desired program source. Program Source To listen to records To listen to compact discs...
  • Page 18: Hints For Better Reception

    OOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND - LEVEL ADJUSTMENT 1. Use SURROUND MODE buttons to select OOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND or use the DOLBY 3CH LOGIC button to switch DOLBY 3CH LOGIC ON. 2. Use SPEAKERS button to turn on front speakers. 3.
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    Pioneer cassette decks, receiver, VCRs, LD players, and TVs (only those bearing the Pioneer mark Transmit mode selector switch AUDIO: Select this position for remote control operation of audio equipment as a CD player or cassette deck.
  • Page 20 REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION I RECEIVER TUNER AND AMPLIFIER SECTION [TUNER SECTION OPERATION] I Set the AUDIO/VIDEO switch to AUDIO. (_) MPX button Switches between MONO/AUTO STEREO during FM reception. (_) SCAN button Use this to start memory scan of stations. (_ STATION '°-'"...
  • Page 21 CD P_,YER_-CASSETTE DECK, TV, VCR, and LD PLAYER OPERATION Operation of some of the functions of Pioneer components bearing the _il mark is possible. r C3r7-r7 ® ICD PLAYER OPERATION] I Set the AUDIONIDEO switch AUDIO. Operation buttons (PAUSE) button:...
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
  • Page 23 Symptom. • Station High noise level. frequency. • Antenna disconnected. FM reception • Accessory is not pointing • Weak • AM loop antenna • Weak • Noise being picked up from this unit and other equipment motors or fluorescent When in Auto tuning, it does...
  • Page 24: Specifications

    420 (W) x 140.5 (H) x 349 (D) mm 16-9/16 (W) x 5-9/16 (H) x 13-3/4 (D) in Published by Pioneer Electronic Corporation. Copyright O 1993 Pioneer Electronic Corporation. All rights reserved. Tokyo 153, Japan 90810, U.S.A. L3R 0P2, Canada Printed in Malaysia <ARB1424-A>...

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