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Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DG520
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-284-083-41(1)

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  • Page 1 Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DG520 ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-284-083-41(1)
  • Page 2 Notice for the customer in the countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    About This Manual • The instructions in this manual are for model STR-DG520. Check your model number by looking at the lower right corner of the front panel. In this manual, models of area code CEL is used for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “Models of area code CEL only”.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts...5 1: Installing speakers ...13 2: Connecting speakers...14 3a: Connecting the audio components...15 3b: Connecting the video components ...16 4: Connecting the antennas (aerials)...24 5: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...25 6: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) ...26...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel SPEAKERS (ON/OFF) AUTO CAL MIC PHONES Name Function A ?/1 Press to turn the receiver on (on/standby) or off (page 25, 32, 33, 49). B SPEAKERS Press to turn the speaker (ON/OFF) system on or off (page 14).
  • Page 6 Name Function L MEMORY/ Press to operate the tuner ENTER (FM/AM) (page 50). TUNING MODE TUNING +/– M AUTO CAL Connects to the supplied MIC jack optimizer microphone for the Auto Calibration function (page 27). N PHONES jack Connects to headphones (page 64).
  • Page 7: About Indicators On Display

    About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when sub woofer selection is set to “YES” (page 40) and the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jack. B LFE Lights up when the disc being played back contains an LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel and the LFE channel...
  • Page 8 Name Function J D.RANGE Lights up when dynamic range compression is activated (page 35). K COAX Lights up when DVD input is selected. However, “UNLOCK” appears on the display if no digital signal is input through the COAXIAL jack. L HDMI Lights up when the receiver recognizes a component connected via a HDMI IN jack...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear panel DVD IN BD IN DIGITAL OPTICAL HDMI VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO ANTENNA COAXIAL DMPORT AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/CD VIDEO A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section OPTICAL Connects to a DVD IN jacks player, etc. The COAXIAL jack COAXIAL IN provides a better jack...
  • Page 10 Remote commander Connects to the FM You can use the supplied remote to operate the wire antenna (aerial) supplied receiver and to control the Sony audio/video with this receiver components that the remote is assigned to (page 24). operate (page 60).
  • Page 11 TV on or off. AV ?/1 Press to turn on or off the (on/standby) Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate (page 60). If you press ?/1 (B) at the same time, it will turn off the...
  • Page 12 Blu-ray disc player. Press TOOLS/OPTIONS and TV (M) at the same time to display options applicable to the Sony TV. Press to select the channel entry mode, either one or two digit of the VCR. Press -/-- and TV (M) at the...
  • Page 13: 1: Installing Speakers

    Name Function U TV INPUT Press TV INPUT and TV (M) at the same time to select the input signal (TV input or video input). SLEEP Press to activate the Sleep Timer function and the duration which the receiver turns off automatically. The number 5, MASTER VOL +, TV VOL +, and H buttons have tactile dots.
  • Page 14: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). DVD IN BD IN HDMI SAT IN VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO MONITOR COMPONENT VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO SUB WOOFER A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cords (not supplied) AFront speaker (left) BFront speaker (right)
  • Page 15: 3a: Connecting The Audio Components

    3a: Connecting the audio components Connecting a Super Audio CD/ CD player The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD/CD player. After connecting your Super Audio CD/CD player, proceed to “3b: Connecting the video components” (page 16) or “4: Connecting the antennas (aerials)”...
  • Page 16: 3b: Connecting The Video Components

    3b: Connecting the video components How to connect your components This section describes how to connect your video components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component. After connecting all your components, proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas (aerials)”...
  • Page 17: Connecting Components With Hdmi Jacks

    DMPORT AUDIO DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/CD A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. C Optical digital cord (not supplied) Blu-ray disc player Audio Audio/video signals signals DVD IN...
  • Page 18 Notes on HDMI connections • The sound is output from the TV speaker only when a playback component and this receiver, as well as this receiver and the TV are connected via the HDMI jack. To output the sound from the speakers and to take advantage of the multi channel surround sound, be sure to –...
  • Page 19: Connecting A Tv

    Connecting a TV The image from a video component connected to this receiver can be displayed on a TV screen. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
  • Page 20: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player/DVD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player/DVD recorder. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
  • Page 21: Connecting A Dvd Recorder

    Connecting a DVD recorder Video signals DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO VIDEO ANTENNA COAXIAL DMPORT AUDIO DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/CD A Video cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) Notes • Be sure to change the factory setting of the VIDEO input button on the remote so that you can use the button to control your DVD recorder.
  • Page 22 Connecting a satellite tuner/ set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner or a set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
  • Page 23: Connecting Components With

    Connecting components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a VCR, etc. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 24: 4: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    4: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). Before connecting the antennas, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO ANTENNA COAXIAL DMPORT AUDIO...
  • Page 25: 5: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    5: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. Notes • Before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead), make sure that the stripped end of the speaker cords are not touching each other between the speaker terminals.
  • Page 26: 6: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAU020 Remote Commander. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. Notes • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not use a new battery with old ones. •...
  • Page 27 Notes • The Auto Calibration function does not work when headphones are connected. • If you activate the muting function during Auto Calibration, the muting function will automatically be set to off. MASTER VOLUME Optimizer microphone DISPLAY INPUT MODE INPUT SELECTOR SPEAKERS (ON/OFF) AUTO CAL MIC...
  • Page 28 The table below shows the display when measurement starts. Measurement for Display Environment noise NOISE.CHK level Speaker connection MEASURE and SP DET. appears alternately* Speaker level MEASURE and GAIN appears alternately* Speaker distance MEASURE and DISTANCE appears alternately* * The corresponding speaker indicator lights up in the display during measurement.
  • Page 29 When warning codes appear During Auto Calibration, the warning code provides information on the measurement result. The warning code will appear on the display cyclically as follows: Warning code t blank display t (warning code t blank display) t PUSH t blank display t ENTER Appears when there are more than one warning code.
  • Page 30: 7: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance (test Tone)

    7: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance (TEST TONE) You can adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening to the test tone from your listening position. The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency centered at 800 Hz. TV INPUT TV ?/1 SLEEP...
  • Page 31: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component TV INPUT TV ?/1 SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1 SYSTEM STANDBY VIDEO SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC DVD/BD MENU D.SKIP D.TUNING >10/ MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS MUTING TV VOL MASTER VOL RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Press the input button to select a component.
  • Page 32: Listening/watching A Component

    TUNING – TUNING + FM MODE Notes • The operation is described for a Sony Super Audio CD player. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player or CD player. You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 33 Watching a DVD/Blu-ray disc TV INPUT TV ?/1 SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1 SYSTEM STANDBY VIDEO SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC DVD/BD MENU D.SKIP D.TUNING >10/ MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER SPEAKERS CLEAR (ON/OFF) TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS MUTING TV VOL MASTER VOL AUTO CAL MIC PHONES RETURN/EXIT...
  • Page 34: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. >10/ MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME TV CH – REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET – < < Press AMP MENU.
  • Page 35 Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 34. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] LEVEL Test tone [T. TONE] [1-LEVEL] Front speaker balance (page 37) [FRT BAL] Center speaker level [CNT LVL] Surround left speaker level [SL LVL]...
  • Page 36 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] AUDIO Digital audio input decoding [5-AUDIO] priority [DEC. PRI.] (page 39) Digital broadcast language selection Synchronizes audio and video output [A.V. SYNC.] Naming inputs SYSTEM Sub woofer [6-SYSTEM] [SW SPK] (page 40) Front speakers [FRT SPK] Center speakers [CNT SPK] Surround speakers...
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Level (level Menu)

    Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the balance and level of each speaker. These settings are applied to all sound fields. Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 38: Adjusting The Tone (tone Menu)

    Adjusting the tone (TONE menu) You can use the TONE menu to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front speakers. These settings are applied to all sound fields. Select “2-TONE” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 39: Settings For The Tuner (tuner Menu)

    Settings for the tuner (TUNER menu) You can use the TUNER menu to set the FM station receiving mode and to name preset stations. Select “4-TUNER” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 34) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 40: Settings For The System (system Menu)

    x DUAL (Digital broadcast language selection) Lets you select the language you want to listen to during digital broadcast. This feature only functions for Dolby Digital sources. • DUAL M/S (Main/Sub) Sound of the main language will be output through the front left speaker and sound of the sub language will be output through the front right speaker simultaneously.
  • Page 41 x FRT SPK (Front speakers) • SMALL If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround effects when using multi channel surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate the bass redirection circuitry and output the front channel bass frequencies from the sub woofer.
  • Page 42: Speaker Distance

    x FRT DIST. (Front speaker distance) Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the front speakers (A). If both front speakers are not placed an equal distance from your listening position, set the distance to the closest speaker. 30˚...
  • Page 43 x SUR POS. (Surround speaker position) Lets you specify the location of your surround speakers for proper implementation of the surround effects in the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 47). This setup item is not available when the surround speakers are set to “NO”...
  • Page 44: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (a. Cal Menu)

    Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (A. CAL menu) For details on Auto Calibration, see “6: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION)” (page 26). Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS Surround sound (AUTO FORMAT DIRECT) The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel stereo sound as multi channel sound.
  • Page 45 Types of A.F.D. mode A.F.D. mode Multi channel [Display] audio after decoding A.F.D. AUTO (Detecting [A.F.D. AUTO] automatically) PRO LOGIC 4 channel [DOLBY PL] PRO LOGIC II MOVIE 5 channel [PLII MV] PRO LOGIC II MUSIC 5 channel [PLII MS] MULTI STEREO (Multi Stereo) [MULTI ST.]...
  • Page 46: Selecting A Pre-programmed Sound Field

    Selecting a pre- programmed sound field You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters and concert halls into your home. SA-CD/CD A.F.D.
  • Page 47 * You can only select this sound field if the headphones are connected to the receiver. Effect Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any type of movie.
  • Page 48: Using Only The Front Speakers (2ch Stereo)

    Notes • The effects provided by the virtual speakers may cause increased noise in the playback signal. • When listening with sound fields that employ the virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any sound coming directly from the surround speakers. •...
  • Page 49: Listening To The Sound Without Any Adjustment (analog Direct)

    Listening to the sound without any adjustment (ANALOG DIRECT) You can switch the audio of the selected input to two channel analog input. This function enables you to enjoy high quality analog sources. When using this function, only the volume and front speaker balance can be adjusted.
  • Page 50: Tuner Operations

    Tuner Operations Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 24). The tuning scale for direct tuning differs depending on the area code as shown in the following table.
  • Page 51: Presetting Radio Stations

    Direct tuning Enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons. VIDEO SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC DVD/BD MENU D.SKIP D.TUNING >10/ MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER CLEAR Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.
  • Page 52: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Press MEMORY. You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver. “MEMORY” lights up for a few seconds. Perform steps 4 and 5 before “MEMORY” goes out. Press the numeric buttons to select a preset number. You can also press PRESET + or PRESET –...
  • Page 53: Naming Preset Stations

    Naming preset stations VIDEO SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC DVD/BD MENU D.SKIP D.TUNING >10/ MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS MUTING TV VOL MASTER VOL RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.
  • Page 54: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (Models of area code CEL, CEK, ECE only) This receiver also allows you to use RDS (Radio Data System), which enables radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. You can display RDS information.
  • Page 55: Other Operations

    Program type Description indication VARIED Other types of programs such as celebrity interviews, panel games, and comedy POP M Popular music programs ROCK M Rock music programs EASY M Easy Listening LIGHT M Instrumental, vocal, and choral music CLASSICS Performances of major orchestras, chamber music, opera, etc.
  • Page 56: Enjoying The Digital Media Port (dmport)

    Enjoying the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) allows you to enjoy sound from a network system such as a portable audio source or computer. By connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not supplied), you can enjoy sound from the connected component on the receiver.
  • Page 57 To detach the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter from DMPORT jack DMPORT DC5V 0.7A MAX Press and hold both sides of the connector and then pull out the connector. Notes • When connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, be sure the connector is inserted with the arrow mark facing towards the arrow mark on the DMPORT jack.
  • Page 58: Naming Inputs

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it on the receiver’s display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Press the input button to select the input you want to create an index name for.
  • Page 59: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. Press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is on. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00 2-00-00 t t OFF When sleep timer is activated, the display...
  • Page 60: Using The Remote

    (command mode BD1) Blu-ray disc recorder (command mode BD3) Not assigned Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or VTR 3 setting which corresponds to 8 mm and VHS respectively. Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or DVD3 setting.
  • Page 61: Additional Information

    C are combined and transmitted together. x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) A unique sound reproduction technology for home theater developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound”...
  • Page 62: Precautions

    x HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interface that supports both video and audio on a single digital connection, allowing you to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound. The HDMI specification supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Contents Protection), a copy protection technology that incorporates coding technology for digital video signals.
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem.
  • Page 64 There is no sound from one of the front speakers. • Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack to verify that sound is output from the headphones. If only one channel is output from the headphones, the component may not be connected to the receiver correctly.
  • Page 65 There is no sound from the speakers of the receiver when you connect the receiver and the playback component via a HDMI connection. • Make sure that you have connected the digital audio jacks on the playback component to the receiver. Then, turn off TV’s volume or activate the TV’s muting function.
  • Page 66: Error Messages

    You can check the condition of the system by the message. Refer to the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If an error message appears while you perform Auto Calibration, see “Error and warning codes”...
  • Page 67: Specifications

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory...
  • Page 68 Inputs Analog Sensitivity: 500 mV/ 50 kohms : 96 dB (A, 500 mV Digital (Coaxial) Impedance: 75 ohms S/N: 100 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) Digital (Optical) S/N: 100 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) Outputs (Analog) AUDIO OUT Voltage: 500 mV/10 kohms SUB WOOFER Voltage: 2 V/1 kohm...
  • Page 69: Index

    Index Numerics 2 channel 48 2CH STEREO 48 5.1 channel 13 AUTO CALIBRATION 26 AUTO FORMAT DIRECT (A.F.D.) 44 Blu-ray disc player connecting 17 playback 33 CD player connecting 15 playback 32 Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) 47 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connecting 56 input 31 Dolby Digital 61...
  • Page 72 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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