Yamaha 396 Owner's Manual: Sound Control; Loudness Control

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Sound control

Adjusting the BALANCE control
Adjust the balance of the output volume to the left and right
speakers to compensate for sound imbalance caused by
speaker location or listening room conditions.
Using the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch
You can enjoy the purest possible sound from your CD or
DVD player by pressing this switch. The indicator above it
lights up. With this function on, input signals from the CD or
DVD player are sent directly to the built-in special amplifier
for CD/DVD bypassing the INPUT selector, the BASS,
TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls (and the
TAPE MONITOR switch for AX-396 only), and then sent to
the power amplifier. This signal routing reproduces the
purest sound eliminating any alterations to the CD or DVD
signals.
CD/DVD DIRECT AMP
Using the PURE DIRECT switch
You can enjoy the purest possible sound from your audio
sources by pressing this switch. The indicator above this
switch lights up. With this function on, the audio signals
bypass the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS
controls, thus eliminating any alterations to the audio
signals.
PURE DIRECT
Note
If both the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP and PURE DIRECT
switches are on, only the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch will
function.
12
E-
BALANCE
0
l
l
2
2
3
3
4
4
L
5
5
R
AX-496 only
Adjusting the BASS and TREBLE controls
BASS
0
l
l
2
2
3
4
4
5
5
BASS:
Turn this knob clockwise to increase (or counter-
clockwise to decrease) the low frequency
response.
TREBLE: Turn this knob clockwise to increase (or counter
clockwise to decrease) the high frequency
response.
Adjusting the continuously variable
LOUDNESS control
This control compensates for the human ears' loss of
sensitivity to high and low-frequency ranges at low volume.
This control is adjustable to retain full tonal range at any
volume level.
1
LOUDNESS
FLAT
l
—30dB
2
I0
3
9
4
8
5
7
6
2
l6
20
l2
28
8
40
4
2
60
0
–dB
3
LOUDNESS
FLAT
l
—30dB
2
I0
3
9
4
8
5
7
6
WARNING
If the CD/DVD DIRECT AMP switch (or PURE DIRECT
switch for AX-496 only) is pressed to turn it on with the
LOUDNESS control set at a certain level, the sound will
suddenly increase and may damage your ears or the
speakers. (The LOUDNESS control function may be
bypassed.) For this reason, be sure to press the CD/
DVD DIRECT AMP switch (or PURE DIRECT switch for
AX-496 only) after lowering the volume or after checking
that the LOUDNESS control is properly set.
TREBLE
0
l
l
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
5
5
Set to the "FLAT" position.
Set to the loudest listening level
that you would listen to.
Turn until the desired volume is
obtained.

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