Connecting to digital (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) terminals
If your CD player, MD recorder, LD player, DVD player,
TV/satellite tuner, etc. are equipped with coaxial or optical
digital audio signal output terminals, they can be connected to
this unit's COAXIAL or OPTICAL, or both terminals.
Digital audio signals are transmitted with less loss than analog
audio signals. In addition, digital audio signal connections are
necessary, especially for an LD player, a DVD player or a CD
player to send signals encoded with Dolby Digital or DTS to
To make an optical digital connection between this unit and an
external unit, remove the cover from each optical terminal, and
then connect them by using a commercially available optical
fiber cable that conforms to EIAJ standards. Other cables
might not function correctly.
MD recorder, DAT,
LD player or DVD player
Even if you connect an audio/video unit to the OPTICAL (or
COAXIAL) terminal of this unit, you must keep the unit
connected with the same named analog audio signal terminals
of this unit, because digital signal cannot be recorded by a tape
deck or VCR connected to only analog audio signal terminals
of this unit. You can switch the selection of input signals
between "digital" and "analog" easily. (See page 35 for details.)
* However, if you connect an MD recorder or DAT to this
unit's OPTICAL TAPE/MD IN and OUT terminals, it can
record input sources connected to this unit's OPTICAL
digital signal input terminals.
When you connect an audio/video unit to both of the digital
and analog terminals of this unit, make sure to connect to
both terminals of the same name.
Be sure to attach the covers when the OPTICAL terminals
are not being used, in order to protect the terminals from
In order to make this unit perform successful DTS-decoding,
the DTS bitstream must not be altered, manipulated or
corrupted in the process of sending the DTS bitstream from
the DIGITAL OUT terminal of an external unit to a digital
signal input terminal of this unit.
All digital audio signal input terminals are applicable to the
sampling frequency of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz.
( PLAY )
( REC )
EXTERNAL DECODER INPUT
: Optical fiber cable
: Coaxial cable