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Yamaha VS-10 Owner's Manual

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UCA
VS-10
Home Theater Sound System
Systèm audio home cinéma
POWER
STANDBY
D I G I T A L
DOLBY
OPEN
NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM VS-10
D I G I T A L
S U R R O U N D
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES

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  • Page 1 Systèm audio home cinéma POWER STANDBY D I G I T A L DOLBY OPEN NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM VS-10 D I G I T A L S U R R O U N D OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. • Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated...
  • Page 3 This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT : When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
  • Page 4 Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may result in fire or other accidents. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of this unit with a voltage other than that specified.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    This system delivers a realistic and powerful sound experience like that found in a movie theater just by connecting the VS-10 to the TV. You can also enjoy stronger bass and surround effects by adding the separately available YAMAHA NX-SW10, consisting of a subwoofer, a center speaker and two rear speakers.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    + and – oriented properly. Close the battery compartment cover. GETTING STARTED Connection guide Connecting to a TV (monitor), DVD player, Satellite tuner and VCR Connection Guide Control center VS-10 (rear panel) VIDEO SIGNAL MONITOR – DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO MARK...
  • Page 7 STANDBY D I G I T A L DOLBY OPEN NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM VS-10 D I G I T A L S U R R O U N D Battery replacement cycle Replace all four batteries when the operational range of the remote control starts to become shorter.
  • Page 8: Names Of All Parts

    POWER (page 17) Turns the power of the control center on and off. This button also turns off the subwoofer’s power when the YAMAHA NX- SW10 (sold separately) is connected. The STANDBY indicator lights when power is turned off using p on the remote control.
  • Page 9 Remote Control (power) (page 17) Remote control selector buttons (page 27) VOL – (page 17) MUTE (page 19) SET/DSP (pages 22 and 27) Numeric buttons (page 27) MENU (page 24) MENU – (page 24) SUBWOOFER – (page 19) NIGHT MODE (page 19) t (page 19) EFFECT ON/OFF (page 23) Transmission indicator...
  • Page 10: Speaker Placement

    (sold separately) Depending on room conditions, it is possible to place YAMAHA rear speakers NX-VS10E on shelves or hang them on the wall. Speakers should be placed about 1.5 m above the floor when you sit on the floor, or about 1.8 m above the floor when you sit on the chair.
  • Page 11: Installation

    Depending on room conditions, the control center can be installed vertically or horizontally. Precautions before installation • Do not touch the adhesive surface after peeling off the pad as this will weaken its adhesive strength. • Thoroughly wipe clean the surface where the pad is to be applied. Note that adhesive strength is weakened if the surface is dusty, oily or wet.
  • Page 12 INSTALLATION Installing the Control Center Vertically Apply the two supplied side pads to the side of the control center and attach to the supplied supporting stand. Peel off the seals of the side pads and apply to the two indented parts (near to the front panel) on the left side of the control center.
  • Page 13: Connections

    • After connections have been made, check one more time that wiring has been made properly. Page 12 Video game player, DVD player, Camcorder, etc. Control center NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM VS-10 Main speakers To AC outlet Pages 13 and 14 CONNECTIONS Pages 10 and 11 TV (monitor) DVD player, etc.
  • Page 14 • The sound from the TV can be heard using the speakers connected to the control center. (Although you can also hear the sound from the TV speakers, we recommend you to reduce the TV volume so that you may enjoy the full benefit of the VS-10.) •...
  • Page 15 TV’s speakers. The sound from a DVD player, cable TV tuner, etc. cannot be heard when the power of the control center is turned off. • The VS-10 cannot record any audio or video source. Control center (rear panel)
  • Page 16 TV’s speakers. The sound from a camcorder, video game, etc. cannot be heard when the power of the control center is turned off. • The VS-10 cannot record any audio or video source. Control center (Front panel)
  • Page 17: Connecting The Main Speakers

    Connecting the Main Speakers Connect the main speakers to the control center. Note • Do not connect any speakers to the speaker terminals on the control center except for the supplied main speakers (NX-VS10M). Damage may result if a different speaker is connected. Right main speaker (Rear panel) Bare wire DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO...
  • Page 18 CONNECTIONS Connecting the Control Center to the Subwoofer Although the VS-10 alone can be used to reproduce rich and natural sounding audio, the additional use of a subwoofer allows you to enjoy powerful bass tones. Connecting the YAMAHA subwoofer, center speaker and rear speakers NX-SW10 (sold separately) can not only increase bass sensitivity but improve the surround effect.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Speaker Output Levels

    Press TEST. A test tone (like pink noise) will be output in the following order. When only the VS-10 is connected or the VIRTUAL SURROUND is selected: Main speaker LEFT...
  • Page 20 • When the headphones are connected, the order of each speaker from which a test tone is heard is the same as that of VS-10 only. However, the sound output level of main speakers cannot be adjusted. Only the sound output level of rear speakers can be adjusted, however, that level cannot be adjusted for each right or left rear speaker separately.
  • Page 21: Operation

    When the “TV”, “VCR” or “CBL” button on the remote control is pressed to control another unit, the remote control can not control the VS-10. In this case, press the “VS10” button on the remote control and operate the VS-10.
  • Page 22 OPERATING THE UNIT Switching the input mode This function allows you to switch the input mode of the component connected to the DIGITAL 1 or DIGITAL 2 terminal to “Auto Mode” or “dts Fix”. Auto Mode : This recognizes the PCM signal such as a CD, Dolby digital signal or DTS signal automatically.
  • Page 23: Using Convenient Functions

    USING CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS You can use convenient functions with the remote control during a playback. ON/OFF EFFECT VS10 – MUTE MEMORY MENU – LAST (When the subwoofer SUBWOOFER – TEST is connected.) NIGHT MODE Å Enhancing the bass tones Press t. •...
  • Page 24 USING CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS ‰ Calling Up Your Favorite Settings Each MEMORY 1, 2 or 3 button can memorize the current input and the settings of DSP mode, SUBWOOFER level, TRUBASS and NIGHT MODE. Once the settings are preset, you can call up each MEMORY 1, 2 or 3 button anytime by simply pressing one of the MEMORY buttons.
  • Page 25: Dsp Program (Digital Sound Field Processor Effect)

    You can recreate the sound and feel of a movie theater, concert hall or other location by selecting from any of eight DSP programs best suited to the source being reproduced. This allows you to enjoy the full experience of digital systems such as DOLBY DIGITAL, DOLBY PRO LOGIC, DTS, or YAMAHA CINEMA DSP (Digital Sound field Processor). Description of DSP Programs...
  • Page 26 DSP PROGRAM (DIGITAL SOUND FIELD PROCESSOR EFFECT) Program name MONO MOVIE Note • When “GAME” or “HALL” is selected for a 2 -channel source, no sound is heard from the center speaker even if the YAMAHA NX-SW10 is connected. When the headphones are connected: Program name...
  • Page 27: Using The Remote Control

    Notes • Be sure to select the DSP program best suited for the atmosphere of the source being listened to. • The last selected DSP program for each input source (VIDEO 1, TV, VIDEO 2, DIGITAL 1 and DIGITAL 2) is stored in memory. So, when the input source is changed, the DSP program is automatically changed to the last selected one correspondingly.
  • Page 28: Menu Functions

    The menu functions include: “Auto Power” for setting automatic power on/off, “Dimmer” for adjusting display brightness, “Input Name” for naming inputs, “Center Delay” for adjusting the delay time used for the sound from the center speaker and “Delay Time” for adjusting the delay time used for the surround sound.
  • Page 29 Pressing + brightens the display, while pressing – dims the display. Brightness can be adjusted from –3 (dimmest) to +3 (brightest). The brightness of +3 (brightest) is as same as that of the display right after the VS-10 is operated. – LAST ENTER After adjusting the menu functions, press MENU.
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Delay Time

    MENU FUNCTIONS Adjusting the Center Delay Time The center delay time is the time difference between the beginning of the sound from the main speakers and the beginning of the sound from the center speaker. When the other DSP program except for SILENT CINEMA is selected, it is possible to adjust the center delay time.
  • Page 31: Remote Control

    Setting the manufacturer code for your TV, VCR or cable TV tuner/satellite tuner on the remote control allows you to operate not only the VS-10 but also your TV, VCR or cable TV tuner/satellite tuner using the remote control. Notes •...
  • Page 32 OPERATING OTHER COMPONENTS USING THE REMOTE CONTROL Precautions when performing preset The transmission indicator goes out once the manufacturer code is set properly. If the transmission indicator does not go out, or if it flashes and then goes out, repeat the procedure from step 1. Pay attention to the following points when you repeat the preset procedure.
  • Page 33: Controlling A Tv

    Controlling a TV You can control your TV by setting the corresponding manufacturer code for the remote control selector button “TV”. TV power ON/OFF Decreases TV volume Selects the next lower channel Mutes the TV Returns to the last channel Rewinds the VCR* Stops the VCR* Pauses the VCR*...
  • Page 34 OPERATING OTHER COMPONENTS USING THE REMOTE CONTROL Controlling a VCR You can control your VCR by setting the corresponding manufacturer code for the remote control selector button “VCR”. VCR power ON/OFF Decreases TV volume* Selects the next lower channel Mutes the TV* Rewinds Stops Pauses...
  • Page 35: Glossary

    By adding YAMAHA DSP processing to both the right and left front channels and the center channel, the CINEMA DSP program wraps the audience in a surround sound field...
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    If this happens, first disconnect the power cord, wait about 30 seconds, re-connect the power cord, and try the desired operation again. • When requesting repairs or after service of the YAMAHA subwoofer, center speaker and rear speakers NX-SW10 (sold separately), be sure to bring along with this unit.
  • Page 37: Specifications

    Control Center Amplifier Section Minimum RMS Output Power Main ... 25 W + 25 W (1 kHz, 10% THD, 6 ohms) Signal-to-Noise Ratio ... 90 dB (VIDEO 1, IHF-A) Total Harmonic Distortion ... 0.07% (Input: VIDEO 1, 1 kHz, 10 W/6 ohms) Input Sensitivity/Impedance ...
  • Page 38: Index

    Connecting a VCR ... 10 Connecting the main speakers ... 13 Connecting the AC power supply cord ... 14 Connecting the YAMAHA NX-SW10 ... 14 Controlling a TV with the remote control ... 29 Controlling a VCR with the remote control ... 30 Delay time Adjusting the delay time ...
  • Page 39 LIST OF MANUFACTURER’S CODES LISTES DES CODES FABRICANT LISTA DE CÓDIGOS DE FABRICANTES DUMONT DYNATECH A-MARK 1161 ELECTROBAND A TANDY 0941 ELECTROHOME ABEX 1151 ELECTRON ADMIRA 1141 ELIN ADVENTURA 1131 ELTA AIKO 1121 ENERSON AIWA 1451 AKAI 0331, 1101, 1111 ALBA 0431 ALLERON...
  • Page 40 XOGEGO SEARS 0101, 0161, 0171, 0351, 0451, 0521, 0621, 0761, 0801, YAMAHA 0861, 0971, 0981, YOKO 1091 ZENITH SHANGHAI 1561, 1681 SHARP 0461, 0471, 0541, ZONDA 0661, 0911, 0941, 1141 SHOGUN 1031 A TANDY SIGNATURE 0991, 1771 ADVENTURA 0992 SIMPSON...
  • Page 41 UNIKA COMTRONICS 0214, 0274 EAGLE COMTRONICS 0274 UNIVERSAL EASTERN 0064 ELECTRICORD 0204 VIDEOWAY ELECTUS 0264 VIEWSTAR 0114, 0124 ZENITH GEC CABLE SYSTEM 0194 HAMLIN H5 0674 Satellite Tuner HAMLIN H6 0664 ALPHA STAR 0824 HAMLIN H6S 0654 CHAPARRAL 0754 HAMLIN H8 0644 ECHOSTAR HAMLIN H9...
  • Page 43 YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA...
  • Page 44 AUDIO Supplied cords Audio connection cord (2 pin) (x 1) Video connection cord (x 1) Commercially available cable Optical fiber cable Control center VS-10 (rear panel) VIDEO SIGNAL MONITOR – MARK DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO SPEAKERS OTHER THAN NX-VS10M...
  • Page 45 OUTPUT Audio connection cord (2 pin) Video game player Optical fiber cable V647640 Connecting the main speakers (supplied) and YAMAHA subwoofer/ center speaker/rear speakers NX-SW10 (sold separately) DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO SPEAKERS OTHER THAN NX-VS10M MAIN SPEAKERS Camcorder...