The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. _______________ _____________________________ _________ Serial No. ________________ _____________________________ _________...
12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. 13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Notice for customers: The following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying EU Directives. The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
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Table of Contents About This Manual...4 Supplied accessories...7 Description and location of parts...9 Getting started ...17 Connections 1: Installing the speakers ...18 2: Connecting the speakers ...20 3: Connecting the TV ...22 4a: Connecting the video equipment ...23 4b: Connecting the audio equipment...30 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)...31 6: Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) ...31...
Inserting batteries into the remote control Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching 3 and # on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. Notes • Do not leave the remote control in an extremely hot or humid place.
Description and location of parts Front panel ql qk A ?/1 (on/standby) (page 32, 49, 55) B TONE, TONE MODE (page 66) Press TONE MODE repeatedly to select BASS or TREBLE, then turn TONE to adjust the level. C NIGHT MODE Allows you to retain a theater like environment at low volume levels.
Indicators on the display panel COAX A Playback channel indicators The letters (L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being played back. Based on the speaker settings, the box around the letter(s) vary to show how the receiver downmixes the source sound.
Lights up the respective indicator when the receiver performs Dolby Pro Logic processing. This matrix surround decoding technology can enhance input signals. Dolby Pro Logic PL II Dolby Pro Logic II PL IIx Dolby Pro Logic IIx PL IIz Dolby Pro Logic IIz Note These indicators may not light up depending on the speaker pattern setting.
Rear panel 1, 2 A Audio signal section DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT jacks (page 22, 25, 26, 27, 28) HDMI IN/OUT OPTICAL IN COAXIAL IN ANALOG INPUT/OUTPUT jacks (page 20, 22, 25, 26, 28, 30) White (L) AUDIO IN/OUT Red (R) AUDIO OUT Black B Video signal section The image quality depends on the connecting...
Remote control Use the supplied remote control to operate this receiver and other equipment. The remote control is assigned to operate Sony audio/ video equipment. You can reassign the input button to match the equipment connected to your receiver (page 72).
Selects the equipment you want to use. When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are assigned to control Sony equipment. Numeric buttons** Hold down SHIFT (O), then press numeric buttons to preset or tune to the preset stations.
This button is not available when the receiver is in “GUI MODE”. Y AMP Activates the receiver operation. To control a Sony TV Hold down TV (P), then press the button printed in yellow to select the function you want.
To control other Sony equipment Be sure to hold down SHIFT (O) to activate the buttons printed in pink (page 14). Name AV ?/1 Numeric buttons ENT/MEM CLEAR iPhone CTRL DISPLAY POP UP/MENU Color buttons V/v/B/b TOOLS/OPTIONS MENU/HOME ./> FOLDER +/–...
To output multi channel digital audio, check the digital audio output setting on the connected equipment. For a Sony Blu-ray Disc player, check that “Audio (HDMI)”, “Dolby Digital”, and “DTS” are set to “Auto”, “Dolby Digital” and “DTS” respectively (as of September 2011).
Connections 1: Installing the speakers This receiver allows you to use up to a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Example of speaker system configuration AFront speaker (Left) BFront speaker (Right) CCenter speaker DSurround speaker (Left) ESurround speaker (Right) FSurround back speaker (Left)* GSurround back speaker (Right)* HFront high speaker (Left)*...
Recommended speaker placement 7.1 channel speaker system using surround back speakers • The angle A shown in the illustration should be the same. 7.1 channel speaker system using front high speakers • Place the front high speakers – at an angle between 22° to 45°. –...
2: Connecting the speakers Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Center speaker Right Subwoofer * Surround back/ Front high speaker ** A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cord (not supplied) Surround speaker Right Left Right...
* When you connect a subwoofer with an auto standby function, turn off the function when watching movies. If the auto standby function is set to on, it turns to standby mode automatically based on the level of the input signal to the subwoofer, and the sound may not be output.
A Audio cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C Component video cord (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Video signals Audio/Video signals...
Using HDMI connection High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an interface which transmits video and audio signals in digital format. By connecting Sony “BRAVIA” Sync- compatible equipment using HDMI cables, operations can be simplified. See ““BRAVIA” Sync Features” (page 56). HDMI features •...
Notes on HDMI connections • The audio and video signals of HDMI input are not output from the HDMI TV OUT jack while the GUI menu is displayed. • DSD signals of Super Audio CD are not input and output. •...
Blu-ray Disc player, DVD player Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Optical digital cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied) Notes •...
Connecting a satellite tuner, cable TV tuner Satellite tuner, Cable TV tuner Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. B Component video cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied)
Connecting a PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Connecting an iPod, iPhone for video contents A Apple Composite AV cable (not supplied)
A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied) C HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. * If you want to record, you must make this connection (page 47).
Function for conversion of video signals The receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. Video signals and component video signals can be output as HDMI video signals (HDMI TV OUT jack only). As the default setting, video signals input from the connected equipment are output as shown in the table with solid arrows.
4b: Connecting the audio equipment Connecting a Super Audio CD player, CD player Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Super Audio CD player, CD player A Audio cord (not supplied) Connecting an iPod, iPhone, USB device iPod, iPhone, USB A USB cable (not supplied)
5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Before connecting the antennas (aerials), be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other equipment.
Preparing the Receiver Initializing the receiver Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the following procedure. This procedure can also be used to revert back to the factory default settings. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver to perform this operation.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “Speaker”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “SP Pattern”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the speaker pattern you want, then press Press RETURN/EXIT O. Using AUTO or b. CALIBRATION This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function which allows you to perform automatic calibration as follows:...
Notes • The speakers emit very loud sound during the calibration and the volume cannot be adjusted. Provide consideration to your neighborhood and to the children in presence. • If the muting function has been activated before you perform Auto Calibration, the muting function will shut off automatically.
Performing Auto Calibration MUTING/ Press GUI MODE. After “GUI ON” appears on the display panel for a while, the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “...
Press V/v repeatedly to select the item you want, then press • Retry: Performs the Auto Calibration again. • Save: Save the measurement results and exits the setting process. • Warning: Displays warning related to the measurement results. See “Message list after Auto Calibration measurement”...
• Full Flat: Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. • Engineer: Sets to “the Sony listening room standard” frequency characteristics. • Front Reference: Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
Press to confirm the selected calibration type. Follow steps 5 to 9 in “Performing Auto Calibration” (page 35). Guide to on-screen display operation You can display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen and select the function you want to use on the TV screen by pressing V/v/B/b on the remote control.
To turn “GUI MODE” on and off Press GUI MODE. “GUI ON” or “GUI OFF” appears on the display panel, depending on the mode selected. Overview of the main menus Menu icon Description Input Selects the input source equipment connected to the receiver (page 40).
Basic Operations Playing an input source equipment RETURN/ EXIT O MUTING/ MASTER VOL +/–/ +/– Press GUI MODE. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select “ Input”, then press or b. The menu item list appears on the TV screen.
Tips • You can turn INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver or press input buttons on the remote control to select the equipment you want. • You can adjust the volume differently depending on the speed you turn the MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
3GS Notes • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone connected to this receiver. • This product has been designed specifically to work with iPod/iPhone and has been certified to meet Apple performance standards.
Selecting the iPod/iPhone control mode You can select the iPod/iPhone control mode using the GUI menu or iPhone CTRL on the remote control. You can use the GUI menu to browse contents on the iPod/iPhone. You can also control all operations by viewing the information on the display panel when “GUI MODE”...
Select the content you want using iPod/iPhone menu. For details on operating the iPod/iPhone, refer to the operating instructions supplied with iPod/iPhone. To operate the iPod/iPhone using the remote control You can operate the iPod/iPhone using the following buttons on the remote control of the receiver.
“.wma” * The receiver does not play files encoded with DRM. Compatible USB devices You can use the following Sony USB devices on this receiver. Other USB devices cannot be used on this receiver. Verified Sony USB device Product name Model name ®...
Press GUI MODE. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select “ Music”, then press or b. When the USB device is connected, “USB” appears on the TV screen. Press to select “USB”. You can operate the USB device using the remote control of the receiver.
• Some time may be needed to start playback when: – the folder structure is complex. – the memory capacity is excessive. • This receiver does not necessarily support all the functions provided in a connected USB device. • The playback order for the receiver may differ from the playback order of the connected USB device.
Tuner Operations Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, be sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 31). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. Area USA, Canada 100 kHz...
Press SHIFT, then press numeric buttons to enter the frequency. Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 (b 0*) Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0 * Press 0 for Europe, Mexico, Australia and Taiwan models only.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to store another station. You can store station as follows: • AM band: AM 1 to AM 30 • FM band: FM 1 to FM 30 Tuning to preset stations Select “ FM” or “ the menu, then press Select the preset station you want, then press...
Enjoying Sound Effects Selecting the sound field This receiver can create multi channel surround sound. You can select one of the optimized sound fields from the receiver’s pre-programmed sound fields. Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly to select the sound field you want. You can also use 2CH/A.DIRECT, A.F.D., MOVIE (HD-D.C.S.) or MUSIC on the receiver.
HD-D.C.S. HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Sony’s new innovative home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise response measurement data of a mastering studio. With HD-D.C.S., you are able to enjoy Blu-ray...
x NEO6 MUS (Neo:6 Music) Performs DTS Neo:6 Music mode decoding. A source recorded in 2 channel format is decoded into 7 channels. This setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs. When headphones are connected You can only select this sound field if the headphones are connected to the receiver.
Digital audio formats supported by the receiver Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio output jacks of the equipment connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-ES DTS 96/24...
Using Advanced Auto Volume function This receiver can adjust the volume automatically depending on the input signal or content from the connected equipment. This function is useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder than the TV programs.
Sony products such as TV, Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, AV amplifier, etc. that supports the Control for HDMI function. By connecting Sony equipment that is compatible with the “BRAVIA” Sync with an HDMI cable (not supplied), operation is simplified as follows: •...
If your TV is not compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function Press GUI MODE. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select “ Settings” from the menu, or b. then press The Settings menu list appears on the TV screen.
Notes • Be sure that the System Audio Control function is set to on using TV menu. • Depending on the TV, the start of the content may not appear. • Depending on the settings, the receiver may not turns on when “Pass Through” is set to “AUTO” or “ON”.
Hold down TV, then press TV ?/1. The TV, receiver and the equipment connected via HDMI are turned off. Notes • Set the TV power supply interlock function to “ON” before using the System Power-Off function. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the •...
Notes • Some audio input modes may not be set up based on the input. • When the USB input is selected, “------” appears on the display panel, and you cannot change to other modes. Select another input, then set the audio input mode.
Input name Assignable COMP.1 video input COMP.2 jacks CVBS NONE Assignable BD COAX audio input SAT OPT jacks ANALOG NONE * Default setting Notes • When you assign the digital audio input, the INPUT MODE setting may change automatically. • One reassignment is allowed for each input. BD/DVD GAME SAT/CATV...
Adjusting Settings Using the Settings menu You can adjust various settings for speakers, surround effects, etc. using the Settings menu. To display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen, make sure that the receiver is in “GUI MODE” by following the steps in “To turn “GUI MODE”...
Settings menu list Settings menu Description Auto Cal. Sets the speaker level or distance and makes the measurement automatically (page 33). Speaker Sets the speaker position manually (page 63). Surround Selects the sound field and adjusts the surround effect you choose (page 65). Adjusts the equalizer (bass/ treble sound) (page 66).
Set the distance of the selected speaker, then press You can adjust the distance from 1 m 0 cm to 10 m 0 cm (3 ft 3 in to 32 ft 9 in) in 10 cm (1 in) intervals. You can adjust the distance in 1 cm interval when you have performed the Auto Calibration and saved the measurement result.
Tips • To adjust the level of all speakers at the same time, press MASTER VOL +/– or +/–. You can also use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver. • The adjusted value is shown on the TV screen during adjustment. To output test tone from each speaker You can output test tone from the speakers in...
• Theater Theater type (default setting) mixes reflection and reverberation sound creating the characteristics of a mastering studio. Additionally, this type mixes in frequency characteristics that are often found in professional studios and movie theaters. It is ideal for watching movies in a listening room that has less reverberation.
• AUTO: When the TV is turned on while the receiver is in the standby mode, the receiver outputs HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI TV OUT jack. Sony recommends this setting if you use a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible Sony TV. This setting saves power in the standby mode when compared with the “ON”...
Notes • This function does not work when TUNER input is selected. • If you use the Auto standby mode and the Sleep Timer at the same time, the Sleep Timer has priority. Operating without connecting to a TV You can operate this receiver using the display panel even if the TV is not connected to the receiver.
Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 68. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Auto Calibration Auto Calibration (Standard) settings [STANDARD] [<A. CAL>] Auto Calibration (Custom) [CUSTOM] Level settings Test tone [<LEVEL>] [T.
Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Front high speakers size [FH SIZE] Front left speaker distance [FL DIST.] Front right speaker distance [FR DIST.] Center speaker distance [CNT DIST.] Surround left speaker distance [SL DIST.] Surround right speaker distance [SR DIST.] Surround back speaker distance [SB DIST.] Surround back left speaker distance...
Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Tuner settings FM station receiving mode [<TUNER>] [FM MODE] Naming preset stations [NAME IN] Audio settings Synchronizes audio with video [<AUDIO>] output [A/V SYNC] Digital broadcast language selection [DUAL] Digital audio input assignment [A. ASSIGN] Night mode [NIGHT M.] Video settings Video input assignment...
To view the information on the display panel The display panel provides various information of the receiver status such as sound field. Select the input for which you want to check the information. Press AMP, then press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change cyclically as follows.
Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD recorders. Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 3 setting which corresponds to VHS. USA, Canada and Mexico models only. Other models.
Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Power The receiver is turned off automatically.
Sound There is no sound, no matter which equipment is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard. • Check that all connecting cords are inserted to their input/output jacks for the respective jacks of the receiver, speakers and the equipment. •...
There is no sound from a specific equipment. • Check that the equipment is connected correctly to the audio input jacks for that equipment. • Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is (are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the equipment.
• Check that the selected digital audio input jack is not reassigned to other inputs (page 60). The left and right sounds are unbalanced or reversed. • Check that the speakers and equipment are connected correctly and securely. • Adjust the sound level parameters using the Speaker Settings menu.
Radio stations cannot be tuned in. • Check that the antennas (aerials) are connected securely. Adjust the antennas (aerials) and connect an external antenna (aerial), if necessary. • The signal strength of the stations is too weak with automatic tuning. Use direct tuning.
There is noise, skipping, or distorted sound. • Turn off the receiver and reconnect the USB device, then turn on the receiver. • The music data itself contains noise, or the sound is distorted. The USB device is not recognized. •...
If there is a malfunction, a message appears on the display panel. You can check the condition of the system by the message. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. PROTECT Irregular current is output to the speakers, or the receiver is covered and ventilation holes are blocked.
Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (USA model only) With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 95 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Video section Inputs/Outputs Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms COMPONENT VIDEO: Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms 80 MHz HD Pass Through iPod/iPhone section DC 5V 1.0 A MAX USB section Supported bit rate* MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32 kbps –...
Index Numerics 2 channel 51 5.1 channel 18 7.1 channel 18 A.F.D. mode 51 A/V Sync 66, 71 Advanced Auto Volume 55 AM 48 Audio Out 67, 71 Audio Settings 66, 71 Auto Calibration Custom 69 Auto Calibration Settings 69 Auto Calibration Standard Auto Standby 67, 71 Auto Tuning 48...
Test Tone 64, 69 Treble 66, 70 Tuner 48 Tuner Settings 71 TV 22 Up converting 29 USB device 45 USB FAIL 81 VCR 28 Video game 28 Viewing information in the display 72...