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FM/AM Receiver

Operating Instructions

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.
Serial No.
STR-DA2000ES
STR-DB2000
©2003 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    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. Serial No.
  • Page 2 TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT. Except for European model ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered mark. As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Sony Corporation has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    About This Manual • The instructions in this manual are for model STR- DA2000ES and STR-DB2000. Check your model number by looking at the lower right corner of the front panel. In this manual, STR-DB2000 (area code CEL) is used for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started 1: Check how to hookup your components... 6 1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks ... 8 1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks... 11 1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks ... 13 2: Connecting the antennas ...
  • Page 6: 1: Check How To Hookup Your Components

    Getting Started 1: Check how to hookup your components Steps 1a through 1c beginning on page 8 describe how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Connectable components” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 7: Required Cords

    • When connecting optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place. • Do not bend or tie optical digital cords. If you have Sony components with CONTROL A1II/CONTROL S jacks See “CONTROL A1II Control System” on page 49.
  • Page 8: 1a: Connecting Components With Digital Audio Output Jacks

    1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks Hooking up a DVD player, TV monitor, or satellite tuner For details on the required cords (A 1 Connect the audio jacks. DVD player OUTPUT AUDIO OUTPUT OUTPUT DIGITAL DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL CONTROL CENTER CTRL...
  • Page 9 2 Connect the video jacks. The following illustration shows how to connect a TV or satellite tuner and a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, P video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. Note On this receiver, standard video signals can be converted to S-video signals (STR-DA2000ES only). Satellite tuner OUTPUT OUTPUT...
  • Page 10 Hooking up an MD/DAT deck For details on the required cords (A MD/DAT deck DIGITAL OPTICAL CONTROL CTRL FRONT SURROUND MULTI CH INPUT 2 COAXIAL AUDIO PHONO SIGNAL GND OPTICAL DIGITAL ASSIGNABLE If you want to connect several digital components, but cannot find an unused input See “Assigning the audio input”...
  • Page 11: 1b: Connecting Components With Multi Channel Output Jacks

    1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks 1 Connect the audio jacks. If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you can connect it to this receiver’s MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks to enjoy the multi channel sound. Alternatively, the multi channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.
  • Page 12 2 Connect the video jacks. The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, P /B-Y, P /R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. Note On this receiver, standard video signals can be converted to S-video signals (STR-DA2000ES only).
  • Page 13: 1c: Connecting Components With Only Analog Audio Jacks

    1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks Hooking up audio components For details on the required cords (A INPUT OUTPUT LINE Turntable CONTROL CENTER CTRL FRONT SURROUND FRONT MULTI CH INPUT 2 WOOFER MULTI CH INPUT 1 COAXIAL AUDIO PHONO CD/SACD MD/DAT...
  • Page 14: Hooking Up Video Components

    Hooking up video components If you connect your TV to the MONITOR jacks, you can watch the video from the selected input (page 24). You can also display the SP. SET UP, LEVEL, EQUALIZER, CUSTOMIZE and TUNER menu settings and sound fields on your TV by pressing ON SCREEN on the remote. For details on the required cords (A CONTROL CTRL...
  • Page 15: 2: Connecting The Antennas

    2: Connecting the antennas Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. COAXIAL CONTROL CENTER CTRL FRONT SURROUND FRONT SURROUND MULTI CH INPUT 2 WOOFER MULTI CH INPUT 1 COAXIAL AUDIO PHONO CD/SACD MD/DAT ANALOG SIGNAL GND IMPEDANCE OPTICAL USE 4 - 16 SURR BACK SPEAKER...
  • Page 16: 3: Connecting Speakers

    3: Connecting speakers Connect your speakers to the receiver. This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (STR- DA2000ES) or 6.1 channel (STR-DB2000). To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 17 Required cords A Speaker cords (not supplied) (–) STR-DA2000ES Surround back speaker (R)* CONTROL ANTENNA CONTROL S COAXIAL CENTER CTRL FRONT SURROUND FRONT SURROUND SURR MULTI CH INPUT 2 WOOFER MULTI CH INPUT 1 BACK COAXIAL AUDIO PHONO CD/SACD MD/DAT ANALOG SIGNAL GND IMPEDANCE...
  • Page 18 STR-DB2000 CONTROL CENTER CTRL FRONT SURROUND MULTI CH INPUT 2 WOOFER COAXIAL AUDIO PHONO CD/SACD SIGNAL GND OPTICAL DIGITAL ASSIGNABLE Surround speaker * You can select the front speakers you want to use with SPEAKERS. For details, see “Selecting the speaker system” (page 46).
  • Page 19: 4: Connecting The Ac Power Cord

    4: Connecting the AC power cord Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet. WOOFER AUDIO SPEAKERS AC power cord To a wall outlet Performing initial setup operations Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the following procedure.
  • Page 20: 5: Setting Up The Speakers

    5: Setting up the speakers You can use the SP. SET UP menu to set the size and distance of the speakers connected to this system. Press ?/1 to turn on the system. Press MAIN MENU to select “SP. SET UP”.
  • Page 21 x SURR SP (Surround speakers) The surround back speakers are set to the same setting. • LARGE If you connect large speakers that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. However, if the front speakers are set to “SMALL”, you cannot set the surround speakers to “LARGE”.
  • Page 22 When placing two surround back speakers (The angle B should be the same) 30˚ 100˚-120˚ x CTR X.X meter* (Center speaker distance) Initial setting: 3.0 meter (10 feet) Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the center speaker. You can adjust from 1.0 meter to 7.0 meters (3 to 23 feet) in 0.1 meter (1 foot) steps.
  • Page 23: 6: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance

    6: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance — TEST TONE Adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening the test tone from your listening position. Use the remote for the operation. For details on the remote operation, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the remote.
  • Page 24: Amplifier Operation

    Amplifier Operation Selecting the component Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the input. The selected input appears in the display. To select the Camcorder or TV game VIDEO 3 DVD player Satellite tuner MD or DAT deck CD or Super Audio CD player Tape deck Built-in tuner (FM)
  • Page 25: Listening To Multi Channel Sound

    Listening to multi channel sound — MULTI CH IN You can select the audio directly from the components connected to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks. This enables you to enjoy high quality analog inputs like DVD or Super Audio CD. Surround effects are not activated when using this input.
  • Page 26: Storing Fm Stations Automatically

    Direct tuning Enter a frequency of the station directly by using the numeric buttons on the remote. For details on the supplied remote, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the remote. STR-DA2000ES: Move the easy scroll key to select “TUNER”, then press the key repeatedly to select “FM”...
  • Page 27: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 30 FM or AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to. Presetting radio stations Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select “FM” or “AM”. Tune in the station that you want to preset using Automatic Tuning (page 25) or Direct Tuning (page 26).
  • Page 28: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (Models of area code CEL 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 29: Changing The Display

    Program type Description indication LEISURE Programs on recreational activities such as gardening, fishing, cooking, etc. JAZZ Jazz programs COUNTRY Country music programs NATION M Programs featuring the popular music of the country or region OLDIES Programs featuring oldies music FOLK M Folk music programs DOCUMENT Investigative features...
  • Page 30: About The Indications In The Display

    About the indications in the display SLEEP SP.A SP.B L.F.E. A SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is set to “YES” (page 20). While this indicator lights up, the receiver outputs the LFE signal recorded on the disc or generates a low frequency signal for output to the sub woofer.
  • Page 31 (Surround Back (the surround back components obtained by 6.1 channel decoding)) Example: Recording format (Front/Surround): 3/2 Output channel: Surround speakers absent Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO R L.F.E.: Lights up when the disc being played back contains the LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel.
  • Page 32: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Using only the front speakers In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front L/R speakers only. There is no sound from the sub woofer. Listening to 2 channel stereo sources (2CH STEREO) Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
  • Page 33: Selecting A Sound Field

    Sound fields with marks use DCS technology. DCS is the concept name of the surround technology for home theater developed by Sony. DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology to reproduce the sound characteristics of an actual cinema cutting studio in Hollywood.
  • Page 34 CINEMA STUDIO EX C Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal for watching musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the soundtrack.
  • Page 35: Selecting The Surround Back Decoding Mode

    Selecting the surround back decoding mode — SURR BACK DECODING This function lets you select the decoding mode for the surround back signals of the multi channel input stream. By decoding the surround back signal of DVD software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc.
  • Page 36 How to select the surround back decoding mode You can select the surround back mode you want according to the input stream. When you select “AUTO” When the input stream contains the 6.1 channel decode flag decode the surround back signal. Input stream Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Digital EX...
  • Page 37: Advanced Adjustments And Settings

    Advanced Adjustments and Settings Assigning the audio input — DIGITAL ASSIGN You can assign the digital audio input for other input. This function is convenient in the following cases. (Example) When you have two DVD players and no digital audio input jack is available for the second DVD player.
  • Page 38: Switching The Audio Input Mode For Digital Components

    Switching the audio input mode for digital components — INPUT MODE You can switch the audio input mode for components for which this receiver has digital audio input jacks. Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select the input. Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to select the audio input mode.
  • Page 39: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    x CENTER XXX.X dB (Center speaker level) x SURR L XXX.X dB (Surround speaker (L) level) x SURR R XXX.X dB (Surround speaker (R) level) x SB XXX.X dB (Surround back speaker level) x SB LEFT XXX.X dB (Surround back (L) level) x SB RIGHT XXX.X dB (Surround back (R) level) x SW XXX.X dB...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Equalizer

    Adjusting the equalizer You can adjust the tonal quality (bass, treble level) of each speaker using the EQUALIZER menu. Bass Level (dB) Start playing a source encoded with multi channel surround effects (DVD, etc.). Press MAIN MENU to select “EQUALIZER”. Rotate MENU to select the parameter.
  • Page 41 x SB DEC (Surround back decoding mode) You can use the CUSTOMIZE menu to set the surround back decoding mode. See page 35. • OFF • AUTO • MATRIX Note This parameter is valid only in the A.F.D. mode (page 32). x DC LINEAR (Phase Linearlizing) Lets you change the phase polarity of low frequency signals and enhance the bass.
  • Page 42 All SP. SET UP menu parameters EASY SET UP SP PATTERN SUB WOOFER FRONT SP CTR SP SURR SP SB SP FRONT X.X meter (feet) CTR X.X meter (feet) SURR X.X meter (feet) SB X.X meter (feet) SW X.X meter (feet) D.UNIT POSI CROSS >...
  • Page 43 Therefore, although it may result in a setting contrary to the above explanation, we recommend that you playback multi channel surround encoded software and select the setting that provides a good sense of spaciousness and that best succeeds in forming a cohesive space between the surround sound from the surround speakers and the sound of the front speakers.
  • Page 44: Custom Install Mode

    Custom install mode (Models of area code U, CA only) This receiver features the custom install modes described below. Depending on how you intend to use these features, use of these modes may require additional equipment (available separately) or modification of your listening environment.
  • Page 45: Other Operations

    Other Operations Naming preset stations and inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for preset stations and inputs selected with INPUT SELECTOR, and display it in the receiver’s display. To index a preset station Rotate INPUT SELECTOR to select “FM”...
  • Page 46: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time by using the remote. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the remote. Press ALT, then press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is on. Each time you select or press SLEEP, the display changes cyclically as follows: 2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 0:30:00 t...
  • Page 47: Recording

    Recording Before you begin, make sure you have connected all components properly. Recording on an audio tape or MiniDisc You can record on a MiniDisc or cassette tape using the receiver. See the operating instructions of your cassette deck or MD deck if you need help.
  • Page 48: Listening To The Sound In Another Zone

    Listening to the sound in another zone (Models of area code U, CA only) COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR S-VIDEO /B-Y VIDEO /R-Y TV-SAT MONITOR VIDEO TRIGGER FRONT EO 1 PRE OUT ZONE CENTER SPEAKER 2ND ZONE You can select analog audio signals for output to the 2nd zone.
  • Page 49: Control A1ii Control System

    The CONTROL A1 control system has been updated to the CONTROL A1II which is the standard system in the Sony 300 disc CD changer and other recent Sony components. Components with CONTROL A1 jacks are compatible with components with CONTROL A1II, and can be connected to each other.
  • Page 50: Using Control S Control System

    Using CONTROL S Control System (Models of area code U, CA only) If you have a CONTROL S-compatible Sony TV, satellite tuner, monitor, DVD player or VCR, use a control S cord (not supplied) to connect the CONTROL S IN (for TV, satellite tuner, or monitor) or CONTROL S OUT (for VCR, etc.) jack on the receiver to the...
  • Page 51: Additional Information

    Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine. If you have any question or problem concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound no matter which component is selected. • Check that both the receiver and all components are turned on.
  • Page 53: Remote Control

    • Adjust the speaker level (page 38). • Make sure the center speaker is set to either “SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 20). There is no sound from the surround back speakers. • Some discs have no Dolby Digital EX flag even though the packages have Dolby Digital EX logos.
  • Page 54: Error Messages

    Leave the receiver for a while and turn on the power again. PROTECTOR/CHECK CODE 21 Turn off the receiver and consult your nearest Sony dealer. PROTECTOR/CHECK CODE 22 There is a problem with the power circuit. Turn off the receiver and check the speaker connection.
  • Page 55: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (STR-DA2000ES models of area code U only) With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 120 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.6% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
  • Page 56 Separation Frequency response Selectivity AM tuner section Tuning range STR-DA2000ES: STR-DB2000: Antenna Usable sensitivity Harmonic distortion Selectivity At 9 kHz: At 10 kHz: 4) You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or 10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off the receiver.
  • Page 58: List Of Button Locations And Reference Pages

    List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Use this page to find the location of buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Main unit ALPHABETICAL ORDER A.F.D. qd (32, 33, 34, 41) DISPLAY 7 (29) Display 5 (30) INPUT MODE 8 (38)
  • Page 59 waw; qk qj To remove the cover Press PUSH to remove the cover. When you remove the cover, keep the cover out of reach of the children. qg qf qd qs qa...
  • Page 60: Index

    Editing. See Recording Effect level 39 EQUALIZER menu 40 Indexing. See Naming Labeling. See Naming LEVEL menu 43 Naming 45 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia Preset stations how to 27 how to tune 27 RDS 28 Recording on a video tape 47...

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