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FM Stereo
FM-AM Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DE1015G
STR-DE815G
STR-D760Z
© 1997 by Sony Corporation
3-860-819-12(1)

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  • Page 1 FM Stereo FM-AM Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DE1015G STR-DE815G STR-D760Z © 1997 by Sony Corporation 3-860-819-12(1)
  • Page 2 Owner’s record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. STR-DE1015G STR-DE815G STR-D760Z Serial No.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Registering a TV (or Monitor) 17 Registering Audio and Video Components 19 Dolby Surround Setup Dolby Digital (AC-3) (STR-DE1015G only) 22 Dolby Pro Logic (STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z) 24 Playback/Recording Selecting a Component 26 Watching TV or Video Programs 28 Tuning and Presetting Radio Stations 29...
  • Page 4: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the STR-DE1015G, STR- DE815G or STR-D760Z Sony FM Stereo/FM-AM Receiver. Your new receiver is an audio/video control center with a unique interface. When you connect the receiver to your TV, an on-screen display (shown below) appears and lets you operate the various connected audio/video components with this receiver’s remote.
  • Page 5: Hooking Up The System

    Hooking Up the System Hookup Overview The receiver allows you to connect and control the following audio/video components. For details on connection of each component, see the pages in parentheses. p STR-DE1015G Infrared (IR) Repeater Hookups (7) Video camera/ TV tuner/Digital Broadcasting IR Repeater video game Satellites (DBS) receiver*...
  • Page 6 Hooking Up the System p STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z Infrared (IR) Repeater Hookups (7) Video camera/ IR Repeater video game S-LINK TV/DBS 5-1 INPUT IR OUT To the ANTENNA front panel AM/FM antenna Turntable Antenna Hookups (7) Audio Component Hookups (8) * DBS receivers can be used with USA, Canadian and Australian models only.
  • Page 7: Infrared (ir) Repeater Hookups

    Infrared (IR) Repeater Hookups The IR repeater emits infrared signals corresponding to those emitted by the remote controls supplied with the components. Connect the IR repeater if: • You experience difficulty controlling a certain component using the on-screen display control. •...
  • Page 8: Audio Component Hookups

    CTRL A1 jack See page 58 for DTR-DE1015G. Red (R) See page 59 for STR-DE815G. To use a Sony CD changer with a COMMAND MODE selector • If the changer does not have a VIDEO OUT jack, set CD player the command mode to “CD 1”...
  • Page 9: Speaker System Hookups

    • When mounting the rear speakers on side walls perpendicular to the listening position they should be placed 60 - 90 cm (24 - 35 inches) above the listening position (as shown in “Speaker placement for STR- DE815G and STR-D760Z” on page 10). Getting Started 45° 90°...
  • Page 10 Receiver WDOFER AUDIO You can connect wireless rear speakers (except for STR-D760Z) When using an optional Sony wireless rear speaker system, connect the transmitter to the WIRELESS REAR SPEAKER connector. Note Do not connect any other components to the WIRELESS REAR SPEAKER connector.
  • Page 11: Tv/vcr Hookups

    Also, do not connect anything to the TV/DBS* IN jacks. If you connect a Sony TV with TV OUT jacks, you can use the TV tuner in your TV (see page 28 for details) and the TV/DBS IN jacks without disrupting the on- screen display.
  • Page 12 LD/DVD (to LD or DVD player) Receiver S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO Note for STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z To input decoded Dolby Digital (AC-3) soundtracks, make connections as shown below in “Playing decoded Dolby Digital (AC-3) soundtracks”. d TV/DBS* (to TV tuner or Digital Broadcasting...
  • Page 13: Digital Component Hookups (str-de1015g Only)

    Digital Component Hookups (STR-DE1015G only) You can connect the optical digital output jack of a DVD player, DAT/MD deck, CD player (etc.) to the receiver’s optical digital input jacks. You can also connect the AC-3 RF output terminal of an LD player to the receiver’s AC-3 RF input terminal. You can connect the receiver’s optical digital output jack to a DAT/MD deck.
  • Page 14: Ac Hookups

    Hooking Up the System AC Hookups Setting the voltage selector (only on the models supplied with the voltage selector) Check that the voltage selector on the rear panel of the receiver is set to the local power supply voltage. If not, set the selector to the correct position using a screwdriver before connecting the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
  • Page 15: Setting Up The Remote For On-screen Control

    Setting Up the Remote for On-Screen Control Using the Remote Inserting batteries into the remote (USA and Canada) Insert two size AA (R6) batteries with the + and – on the battery compartment. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor g on the receiver. Inserting batteries into the remote (other countries) Open the cover on the...
  • Page 16 Setting Up the Remote for On-Screen Control How to use the remote The supplied remote lets you perform almost all of the receiver operations. This section describes how to use the direction control button. For certain operations, you can also control the receiver using the other (short-cut) buttons instead of the direction control button.
  • Page 17: Registering A Tv (or Monitor)

    IR code registration is unnecessary in the following case If your TV is a Sony product that can be controlled by an infrared remote, and it is connected to the receiver by its VIDEO 1 video input jack, you do not need to register its IR code.
  • Page 18 Connect the receiver’s MONITOR OUT jack to the VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 input jack of the Sony TV. Follow the registration steps 1 to 3, then click SONY TV in step 4. Click VIDEO 1 2 3 and/or WIDE to specify VIDEO 1 and/or WIDE if necessary.
  • Page 19: Registering Audio And Video Components

    Sony Tape deck MONITOR Sony TV (via its VIDEO 1 jack) The following cases require registration of Sony products • When connecting a Sony MD deck to the DAT/MD jacks. • When connecting a Sony audio product with CONTROL-A1 compatibility.
  • Page 20 Setting Up the Remote for On-Screen Control Click the respective component. IR CODE SETTING MAKER Sony OUTPUT RETURN START • If the component is not a VCR or laser disc player 1 Cover the IR sensor on the component to prevent accidental operation during the registration procedure.
  • Page 21: Getting Started

    To return to the main menu Click EXIT. To return to a previous menu Click RETURN. To register special IR codes that do not appear as on- screen controls See “Registering Desired Components (User IR setting)” on page 42. Notes •...
  • Page 22: Dolby Surround Setup

    Dolby Surround Setup Dolby Digital (AC-3) (STR-DE1015G only) To obtain the best possible surround sound, first specify the type of speakers you have connected Then use the test tone to adjust the speaker volumes to the same level. Specifying the speaker type Click SETUP in the main menu.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Speaker Volume

    Adjusting the speaker volume Use the remote while seated in your listening position to adjust the volume of each speaker. Note This unit incorporates a new test tone with a frequency centered at 800 Hz for easier speaker volume adjustment. Click SOUND in the main menu.
  • Page 24: Dolby Pro Logic (str-de815g And Str-d760z)

    Dolby Surround Setup Dolby Pro Logic (STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z) Dolby Pro Logic Surround is a decoding system standardized in TV programs and movies. Dolby Pro Logic Surround improves sound image by using four separate channels. These channels manipulate the sound and enhance the action as it happens on the screen.
  • Page 25 Click C MODE repeatedly to display the center mode appropriate for your speaker system (see page 24). SURROUND EDIT CENTER : LEVEL – DELAY C MODE WOOFER TEST NORMAL – REAR : RETURN STANDARD Click TEST. You will hear a test tone from the speakers in the following order.
  • Page 26: Playback/recording

    TV / DBS MACRO 1 To listen to or watch TV programs* Laser Discs (LD) or DVD TV programs (only for Sony TV with TV OUT jacks) or Digital Broadcasting Satellites (DBS)* Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) or MiniDiscs (MD) Compact Discs (CD)
  • Page 27 Make sure the AUTO PLAY function is set to off (see page 44). Notes • Components of the same type (e.g., Sony LD player) will be controlled simultaneously by the on-screen controls. • If a component does not respond, it may be because IR codes from the IR emitter are not fully reaching the component.
  • Page 28: Watching Tv Or Video Programs

    • For USA and Canada : You can also switch the screen size by pressing WIDE on the remote control repeatedly. • For non-Sony TVs : You must register the IR code for the wide TV mode button on your TV’s remote (see pages 17 and 18).
  • Page 29: Tuning And Presetting Radio Stations

    Tuning and Presetting Radio Stations The receiver lets you directly enter a station's frequency using the number buttons (Direct Tuning). You can also tune a station by scanning stations (Automatic Tuning), and by selecting preset stations (Preset Tuning: see page 30). Click FUNCTION in the main menu, then click TUNER.
  • Page 30: Presetting The Radio Stations

    Playback/Recording Presetting the radio stations The receiver can store a total of 30 FM or AM stations. You can store up to 10 stations in three different “pages”: A, B and C, and recall them later with a simple click. You can also assign names to the preset stations (see page 43).
  • Page 31: Recording

    Recording You can control both playback and recording components using the receiver's on-screen display. If necessary, see the instructions of your recording component. p Recording to audio tape or MD Click FUNCTION in the main menu. Click the playback component you want (e.g., CD).
  • Page 32 Playback/Recording p Recording other components to video tape Click FUNCTION in the main menu. Click the video playback component you want (VCR 1, VCR 2, LD/DVD, etc.). Click REC. (If you selected LD/DVD or TV/DBS* in step 2 click SUB.) –...
  • Page 33: Sound Adjustment

    Decodes programs processed with Dolby Surround. Additional output from rear speakers when decoding Dolby Surround programs. Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater”...
  • Page 34 Sound Adjustment SPORTS ARENA STADIUM GAME GAME If you select DOLBY, be sure to adjust the volume level of the center and/or rear speakers to get the most out of the Dolby Digital (AC-3) Surround Sound (see page 22). If you select ACOUSTIC, the hookups of the center and/or rear speakers are unnecessary. Ill.A VIRTUAL ENHANCED (SURROUND) A Ill.B VIRTUAL ENHANCED (SURROUND) B L : Front speaker (left)
  • Page 35 Decodes programs processed with Dolby Surround. Additional output from rear speakers when decoding Dolby Surround programs. Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater”...
  • Page 36 See “Sound fields. . .” charts on pages 33 and 35. p STR-DE1015G FUNCTION SOUND DOLBY MOVIE MODE NORMAL SURROUND SOUND FIELD BASS BOOST DIRECT PASS p STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z FUNCTION SOUND PRO LOGIC MOVIE MUSIC MODE PRO LOGIC SOUND FIELD BASS BOOST DIRECT PASS...
  • Page 37: Customizing The Sound Fields

    Customizing the Sound Fields Each sound field is composed of a tone parameter (bass/treble) and surround sound parameters — variables of sound that create the sound image. You can customize the sound fields by adjusting some of the sound parameters (tone and/or surround sound parameters) to suit your listening situation.
  • Page 38 • When DIRECT PASS is set to ON, only the R LEV, W LEV, and C LEV parameters can be adjusted. Adjustable sound parameters for STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z PRO LOGIC PRO LOGIC ENHANCED PRO LOGIC...
  • Page 39 Note You may hear some noise as you adjust the parameters. Adjusting the tone parameter (STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z) Adjust the tone (bass or treble) of the front, center and rear speakers for optimum sound. You can adjust the tone of all sound fields.
  • Page 40 Sound Adjustment Click DELAY. SURROUND EDIT CENTER : WOOFER NORMAL REAR : RETURN STANDARD Click SHORT or LONG to adjust the delay time. SURROUND EDIT TIME : RETURN STANDARD To reset the delay time to the factory settings Click STANDARD. Adjusting surround sound parameters (except for delay time) Adjust the surround sound parameters to fit your...
  • Page 41 Sound Adjustment Getting Started • Seat position simulation (SEAT) (FRONT/REAR and LEFT/RIGHT) If you sit in the front of a room, you hear more direct sound from the front speakers. As you move to the rear, the reflected sound increases. Similarly, the reflected sound changes when you move from left to right, and vice versa.
  • Page 42: Registering Desired Component (user Ir Setting)

    Additional Operations and Settings Registering Desired Components (User IR setting) Use the USER IR CODE SETTING menu to register any IR codes that could not be registered in “Registering Audio and Video Components” on page 19. By registering User IR codes, you can control a variety of appliances (such as air conditioners) as well as audio/ video components.
  • Page 43: Indexing

    Notes • If the AC power cord is disconnected for about two weeks, the registered IR codes will be cleared. “ALL CLEAR!” will appear on the TV screen the next time you turn on the receiver. • The power switch on some air conditioners use two independent IR codes, even when there is only one switch.
  • Page 44: Playing Sources Automatically (auto Play)

    Additional Operations and Settings Playing Components Automatically (Auto Play) The Auto Play function lets you set the receiver to start playing the components immediately after they are selected from the FUNCTION SELECT menu. The receiver comes from the factory with Auto Play set to Click SETUP in the main menu to display the SETUP menu, then click OSD SETUP.
  • Page 45: Starting Several Components In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    Starting Several Components in Sequence Automatically (Macro Play) The Macro Play function lets you link several IR codes in a sequential order as a single command. The receiver provides 2 pages (MACRO 1 and 2). You can specify up to 8 of the registered IR codes for each page. Setting the sequence of IR codes Click SETUP in the main menu to display the SETUP menu, then click MACRO PLAY.
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Sensitivity Of The Remote

    Additional Operations and Settings Adjusting the Sensitivity of the Remote You can select from five sensitivity levels that determine the speed at which the pointer moves. Click SETUP in the main menu to display the SETUP menu, then click OSD SETUP. Click FEELING 1 to 5 to select the sensitivity level you want.
  • Page 47 • To select the display type, click SEE– THROUGH (ON or OFF) and LANGUAGE (ENGLISH, FRENCH or GERMAN). SEE-THROUGH: When set to OFF, the display appears in the factory–set color. When set to ON, all menus and control panels are transparent, with only characters and outlines visible, allowing you to see the contents of video programs.
  • Page 48: Using The Sleep Timer

    Downloading the CD name data in a Sony CD changer with a CTRL A1 jack You can download all of the CD name data in a Sony CD changer that is equipped with a CTRL A1 jack, thus saving you the trouble of adding names one by one.
  • Page 49 Indexing a CD You can specify the names up to 12 characters for each CD (up to 200 discs) or group of discs in a CD changer. Click SETUP in the main menu, then click CD INDEX. • To name a disc, click TITLE. And then Click > or .
  • Page 50 Additional Operations and Settings Searching for a CD quickly Click FUNCTION in the main menu, then click Click LIST. LIST • To search in alphabetical order 1 Click ALPHABET to display the discs in alphabetical order. 2 Click the disc. If the disc you want is not displayed, click >...
  • Page 51: Front Panel Operations

    Front Panel Operations (Remote Short-cuts: USA and Canada only) Front Panel Descriptions You can control the receiver using the front panel instead of the remote. For details of the operations, see the pages in parenthesis. @§ @∞ @¢ @£ @™ 1 POWER switch 2 SUR indicator (56) EQ indicator (STR-DE1015G) (55)
  • Page 52: Remote Descriptions

    Front Panel Operations Remote Descriptions p USA and Canada Although the direction control button lets you perform almost all of the receiver operations, for certain operations, you can also control the receiver using the other (short-cut) buttons. For details of the operations, see the pages in parenthesis.
  • Page 53: Selecting A Component

    Front Panel Operations Selecting a Component For the on-screen operations, see page 26. Press POWER to turn on the receiver, then press VIDEO FUNCTION or AUDIO FUNCTION repeatedly until the component you want appears in the display. VIDEO FUNCTION To listen to or watch Select* Video tapes VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2 or...
  • Page 54: Tuning Radio Stations

    Front Panel Operations Selecting a component directly from the remote control (USA and Canada only) Press one of the SYSTEM CONTROL FUNCTION buttons to select the component you want to use. The receiver and the selected component turn on. The SYSTEM CONTROL FUNCTION buttons on the remote are factory-set as follows: To listen to or watch Records...
  • Page 55: Recording

    Front Panel Operations Recording For the on-screen operations, see page 31. Press VIDEO FUNCTION or AUDIO FUNCTION repeatedly to select the playback component you want to record. Insert a blank tape into the recording component and adjust the recording level, if necessary. Start recording on the recording component, then start playing the playback component.
  • Page 56 Front Panel Operations Use digital processing control buttons ( / ) to adjust the level, then press ( frequency (Hz). You can adjust the level ± 10 dB in 0.5 dB steps. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make all necessary adjustments.
  • Page 57: Customizing The Receiver Operations

    (STR-DE1015G) or 24 (STR-DE815G / D760Z). Press SET UP. “SET UP” appears in the display. Press SET UP repeatedly to display one of the following menus: STR-DE1015G STR-DE815G / STR-D760Z SPEAKER SETUP CENTER MODE FUNCTION HOOKUP DISPLAY SETUP OTHER SETUP...
  • Page 58 • OFF turns off the operation status display. Notes • This setting is only effective when the IR code setting is set to Sony Control A1. • If the disc or track memo contains a character that the receiver cannot display, “.” appears for that character.
  • Page 59: Indexing

    • OFF turns off the operation status display. Notes • This setting is only effective when the IR code setting is set to Sony Control A1. • If the disc or track memo contains a character that the receiver cannot display, “.” appears for that character.
  • Page 60: (except For Usa And Canada)

    5.1 INPUT* FLASHER OFF, POWER ON/OFF, 0, (, ), p, P, =, + Sony CD player only. STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z only. (Remote Short-cuts: USA and Canada only) Click the remote when the operation you want appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 61: Additional Information

    If you run into any problems using this receiver, use the following list. First, check that the power cord is connected firmly. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The TV turns off when you turn on the receiver with the remote.
  • Page 62 Additional Information Severe hum or noise is heard. / Check that the speakers and components are connected securely. / Check that the connecting cords are away from a transformer or motor, and at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from a TV set or fluorescent light.
  • Page 63: Specifications

    Specifications Audio power specifications POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION With 8-ohm loads both channels driven, from 20 - 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09 % total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output (USA model only).
  • Page 64 Additional Information FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz Antenna 75 ohms, unbalanced terminals Sensitivity Mono: 18.3 dBf, 4.5 µV Stereo: 38.3 dBf, 45 µV Usable sensitivity 11.2 dBf, 2 µV (IHF) Mono: 76 dB Stereo: 70 dB Harmonic Mono: 0.3 % distortion at...
  • Page 65: Glossary

    Glossary Center mode Setting of speakers to enhance Dolby Pro Logic Surround mode. To obtain the best possible surround sound, select one of the four center modes (WIDE, NORMAL, PHANTOM or 3 CH LOGIC) according to your speaker system. Dolby Pro Logic Surround Decoding system of Dolby Surround sound standardized in TV programs and movies.
  • Page 68 Dolby Surround sound 33, 65 Dubbing. See Recording Editing. See Recording Effect level 37, 38, 56, 57 Front panel 51 Grouping CDs 49 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia Hookups AC power cord 14 AM/FM antennas 7 audio components 8 digital components 13...

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