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Calibrating The Appropriate Speaker Settings Automatically (auto Calibration) - Sony STR-DN1010 Operating Instructions Manual

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Calibrating the
appropriate speaker
settings automatically
(Auto Calibration)
This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital
Cinema Auto Calibration) function which
allows you to perform automatic calibration as
• Check the connection between each speaker
and the receiver.
• Adjust the speaker level.
• Measure the distance of each speaker from
your listening position.
• Measure the speaker size.
• Measure the speaker polarity.
• Measure the frequency characteristics.
The measurement result is not utilized when
"Analog Direct" is selected.
The measurement result is not utilized when
signals with a sampling frequency of more than
96 kHz are being received.
The measurement result is not utilized when
signals with a sampling frequency of more than
48 kHz are being received.
The DCAC is designed to obtain proper sound
balance in your room. However, you can
adjust the speaker levels and balance manually
according to your preference. For details, see
"Test Tone" (page 93).
Before you perform Auto
Before you perform Auto Calibration, check
the following items.
• Set up and connect the speakers
(page 19–21).
• Connect only the supplied optimizer
microphone to the AUTO CAL MIC jack.
Do not connect other microphones to this
• Set "SB Assign" to "BI-AMP" in the
Speaker Settings menu if you use
bi-amplifier connection (page 91).
• Set "SB Assign" to "Speaker B" in the
Speaker Settings menu if you use speakers
front B connection (page 91).
• Pair the surround amplifier to S-AIR main
unit if you want to use surround amplifier.
• Make sure the speaker output is not set to
"SPK OFF" (page 37).
• Disconnect the headphones.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between
the optimizer microphone and the speakers
to avoid measurement errors.
• Make sure the environment is quiet to avoid
the effect of noise and get a more accurate
• Select the seating position as position 1, 2 or
3 to save the Auto Calibration result
(page 90).
• During the measurement, the sound that comes out
of the speakers is very loud. The volume of the
sound cannot be adjusted. Pay attention to the
presence of children or to the effect on your
• If the muting function has been activated before
you perform Auto Calibration, the muting function
will be set to off automatically.


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