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...
PURE DIRECT switch and indicator RX-496RDS and RX-496 only Press this switch so that the indicator lights up to listen to a source in the purest sound. (Refer to page 16 for details.) VOLUME control Used to raise or lower the volume level.
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.
Adjust to the desired output level. If desired, adjust the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE and LOUDNESS controls, or use the PURE DIRECT switch (for RX-496RDS and RX-496 only). For details, refer to page 16. Note that pressing each input selector button selects the source which is connected to the corresponding input terminals on the rear panel.
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.
Set to the “FLAT” position. VOLUME Set to the loudest listening level that you would listen in. –dB LOUDNESS FLAT Turn until the desired volume is –30dB gained. Using the PURE DIRECT switch RX-496RDS and RX-496 only Indicator PURE DIRECT...
If you tune to an FM station manually, it is received in monaural mode automatically to increase the signal quality. • RX-496RDS and RX-396RDS only When tuned in to a station, the frequency of the received station is shown on the display. If an RDS station that employs PS data service is received, the frequency is then replaced by the station name.
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.
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. RX-496RDS and RX-396RDS only Only RDS stations can be stored by this function. (Refer to page 21 to 25 for details about RDS stations.)
You can replace a preset station by another FM or AM station manually by simply following the procedure of the section “To store stations” on page 18. RX-496RDS and RX-396RDS only The automatic preset tuning search will be performed through all RDS network frequencies until stations are stored up to E8.
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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