Digital home theater component, digital sound projector, digital audio server, digital audio terminal, optional speaker system, plasma display monitor, digital cinema projector, digital home theatre receiver, dvd player, dvd changer, home theatre speaker (44 pages)
CAUTION : READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT. To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference. Install this unit in a cool, dry, clean place – away from windows, heat sources, sources of excessive vibration, dust, moisture and cold.
WARNING Do not change the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch setting while the power to this unit is on, otherwise this unit may be damaged. IF THIS UNIT FAILS TO TURN ON WHEN THE STANDBY/ON SWITCH IS PRESSED; The IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch may not be set to either end.
L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”. Also, refer to the owner’s manual for each component to be connected to this unit. * If you have YAMAHA components numbered as 1, 3, 4, etc. on the rear panel, connections can be made easily by making sure to connect the output (or input) terminals of each component to the same-numbered terminals of this unit.
AC OUTLETS (SWITCHED) (U.S.A., Canada, Europe and General models) ... 2 SWITCHED OUTLETS (U.K. and Australia models) ... 1 SWITCHED OUTLET Use these to connect the power cords from your components to this unit. The power to the SWITCHED outlets is controlled by this unit’s STANDBY/ON switch or the provided remote control transmitter’s STANDBY/ON key.
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch Be sure to switch the position only when the power to this unit is not on. Select the position whose requirements your speaker system meets. WARNING Do not change the IMPEDANCE SELECTOR switch setting while the power to this unit is on, otherwise this unit may be damaged.
ANTENNA CONNECTIONS Each antenna should be connected to the designated terminal(s) correctly, referring to the following diagram. Both AM and FM indoor antennas are supplied to this unit. In general, these antennas will provide sufficient signal strength. Nevertheless, a properly installed outdoor antenna will give clearer reception than an indoor one. If you experience poor reception quality, an outdoor antenna may result in improvement.
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS FRONT PANEL RX-496RDS and RX-496 NATURAL SOUND STEREO RECEIVER STANDBY/ON A/B/C/D/E BASS PHONES SPEAKERS : RX-496RDS only RX-396RDS and RX-396 NATURAL SOUND STEREO RECEIVER STANDBY/ON A/B/C/D/E BASS PHONES SPEAKERS : RX-396RDS only TREBLE BALANCE LOUDNESS RDS MODE/FREQ EON FLAT –30dB DEF G...
STANDBY/ON switch Press this switch to turn on the power to this unit. Press it again to turn this unit into the standby mode. Standby mode In this state, this unit consumes a very small quantity of power to receive infrared-signals from the remote control transmitter.
The remote control transmitter provided with this unit is designed to control all the most commonly used functions of this unit. If the CD player and tape deck connected to this unit are YAMAHA components designed for remote control compatibility, this remote control transmitter will also control various functions of each component.
DISPLAY PANEL MEMO : RX-496RDS and RX-396RDS only Multi-information display Displays various information, for example station frequency, preset station number and name of selected input source. AUTO indicator Lights up when this unit is in the automatic tuning mode. STEREO indicator Lights up when an FM stereo broadcast with sufficient signal strength is received.
From page 14 to 25, this manual describes how to operate this unit mainly by using the front panel control parts. To operate this unit on the remote control transmitter, use the corresponding keys on the remote control transmitter. TO PLAY A SOURCE : RX-496RDS and RX-496 only VOLUME ∞...
TO RECORD (OR DUB) A SOURCE TO TAPE (OR MD) Select the source to be recorded. TUNER PHONO TAPE 2 TAPE 1/MD MONITOR * When you select TUNER, PHONO, CD, AUX or TAPE 1/MD, make sure that TAPE 2 MONITOR is not also selected.
Selecting the SPEAKER system Because one or two speaker systems can be connected to this unit, the SPEAKERS switches allow you to select speaker system A or B, or both at once. SPEAKERS 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.
Normally, if station signals are strong and there is no interference, quick automatic-search tuning (AUTOMATIC TUNING) is possible. However, if signals of the station you want to select are weak, you must tune to it manually (MANUAL TUNING). AUTOMATIC TUNING Select “TUNER”...
MANUAL PRESET TUNING This unit can store station frequencies selected by tuning operation. With this function, you can recall any desired station only by selecting the preset station number where it is stored. Up to 40 stations (8 stations x 5 groups) can be stored. To store stations Tune to a desired station.
AUTOMATIC PRESET TUNING You can make use of an automatic preset tuning function for FM stations. With this function, this unit performs automatic tuning and stores FM stations with strong signals sequentially. Up to 40 stations are stored automatically in the same way as in the manual preset tuning method on page 18.
When the automatic preset tuning is finished; The display shows the frequency of the last preset station. Check the contents and the number of preset stations by following the procedure of the section “To recall a preset station” on page 18. To recall a preset station Simply follow the procedure of the section “To recall a preset station”...
In areas where RDS broadcasts cannot be received, the RDS broadcast functions do not operate. (Skip the procedures from page 21 to 25.) RECEIVING RDS STATIONS RX-496RDS and RX-396RDS only RX-496RDS and RX-596RDs only RDS (Radio Data System) is a data transmission system gradually being introduced by FM stations in many countries. Stations using this system transmit an inaudible stream of data in addition to the normal radio signal.
Program types in the PTY mode NEWS News: Short accounts of facts, events and publicly expressed views, reportage and actuality. AFFAIRS Current affairs: Topical program expanding or enlarging upon the news, generally in different presentation style or concept, including documentary debate, or analysis. INFO Information: Program whose purpose is to impart advice...
Changing the RDS modes When an RDS station is received, “PS”, “PTY”, “RT” and/or “CT” that correspond to the RDS data services employed by the station light up on the display. By pressing the RDS MODE/FREQ button once or more, you can change the display mode among the RDS modes employed by the received station in the order shown below.
Calling a program of your desired program type from among preset RDS stations (PTY SEEK) By designating a program type, the unit automatically searches all preset stations for an RDS station which broadcasts a program of that program type. * There are 15 program types to classify RDS stations. For details, refer to page 22. Turn the unit into the PTY SEEK mode.
Making this unit call a program of your desired program type automatically This function uses the EON (Enhanced Other Networks) data service on the RDS station network. Only by selecting a desired program type (NEWS, INFO, AFFAIRS or SPORT), this unit automatically searches all preset RDS stations for a station that broadcasts a program of that program type in the background, and, if found, receives a program when its broadcast starts in place of the program now being received.
If the unit fails to operate normally, check the following points to determine whether the fault can be corrected by the simple measures suggested. If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. SYMPTOM...
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