Pioneer Elite SC-99 Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer Elite SC-99 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions AV Receiver...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT CAUTION Read these instructions. Only use attachments/accessories specified by RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK the manufacturer. Keep these instructions. DO NOT OPEN Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or Heed all warnings. table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, CAUTION: The exclamation point within an equilateral...
  • Page 3 (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Product Name: AV Receiver Model Number: SC-99 Responsible Party Name: PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC. SERVICE SUPPORT DIVISION Address: 1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90810-1003, U.S.A. Phone: 1-800-421-1404 URL: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instruc- 04 Basic Setup Initial settings of this receiver ............................51 tions so you will know how to operate your model properly. Setting with a special application (Start-up Navi) ......................51 Contents Perform settings using the AVNavigator built into this receiver ..................51...
  • Page 5 09 Using other functions 13 FAQ Setting the Audio options ..............................89 Troubleshooting ................................122 Setting the Video options ..............................91 Power ....................................122 Switching the output (OUTPUT PARAMETER) ......................93 No sound ..................................122 HDMI 4K/60p signal input setting...........................94 Other audio problems ..............................123 Changing the channel level while listening ........................94 BT AUDIO ..................................124 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls .............................95 Video ....................................124...
  • Page 6 Flow of settings on the receiver Power On Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) (page 62 Flow for connecting and setting the receiver Using the AVNavigator functions (page 51 The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used eas- ily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
  • Page 7     Before you start   Our philosophy ..........................8 Features ............................8 Checking what’s in the box ......................10   Installing the receiver ........................11 Loading the batteries ........................11 Operating range of remote control unit ..................11...
  • Page 8: Our Philosophy

    Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ. Pioneer is dedicated to making your home theater listening experience as close as possible to the vision of the moviemakers and mastering engineer when they created the original soundtrack. We do this by focusing on three...
  • Page 9 Before you start   Network Connectivity   Built-in Wi-Fi USB-DAC (NATIVE DSD and LPCM transmission supported) This receiver is compatible with Wi-Fi standards, and supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual bands. SC-99 only Music files on a computer can be played by connecting the receiver with the computer using a commercially Wireless Direct available USB cable.
  • Page 10: Checking What's In The Box

    ! Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation does not guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with respect to personal com- puters using any of the applicable OS. In addition, Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation is not liable for any damages incurred as a result of use of this CD-ROM and is not responsible for any compensation. The names of private corporations, products and other entities described herein are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective firms.
  • Page 11: Installing The Receiver

    Before you start   Installing the receiver Operating range of remote control unit   ! When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level and stable surface. The remote control may not work properly if: ! Don’t install it on the following places: ! There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
  • Page 12     Controls and displays   Remote control ..........................13 Display ............................15 Front panel ............................. 16  ...
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Controls and displays   The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system: Remote control ! White – Receiver control, TV control   ! Blue – Operation of other devices and each input (TUNER, etc.) (See pages This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver.
  • Page 14 Controls and displays   13 u SOURCE   Press to turn on/off the power to the Pioneer device connected to the receiver. 14 Remote control LED Lights when a command is sent from the remote control. 15 SUB ZONE CONTROL buttons ! Z2 (ZONE 2) –...
  • Page 15: Display

    Controls and displays   (PHASE CONTROL) Display   Lights when the Phase Control (page 75 ) or Full Band Phase Control (page 76 ) is switched on. 11 12 Lights when the input signal level is lowered to reduce distortion (page 89 AUTO DIGITAL PLUS...
  • Page 16: Front Panel

    Controls and displays   Remote sensor Front panel   Receives the signals from the remote control (page 11 MASTER VOLUME dial Front panel controls To access the front panel controls, catch the sides of the door with your fingers and pull forward.  ...
  • Page 17 Controls and displays   21 iPod/iPhone terminals   Use to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone as an audio source (page 47 ), or connect a USB device for audio and photo playback (page 48 22 HDMI 5 INPUT terminal Use for connection to a compatible HDMI device (Video camera, etc.) (page 48  ...
  • Page 18     Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment ......................19 Rear panel ............................19 Determining the speakers’ application ..................20   Placing the speakers ........................24 Connecting the speakers ....................... 26 Installing your speaker system ..................... 27 About the audio connection ......................36 About the video converter ......................
  • Page 19: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment   SC-97 Connecting your equipment   NETWORK HDMI OUT HDMI IN ASSIGNABLE This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter /MHL /MHL MAIN (HDZONE) (DVD) (SAT/CBL) (DVR/BDR) explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system. ( 5 V 0.9 A ) ARC CONTROL...
  • Page 20: Determining The Speakers' Application

    Connecting your equipment   [B] Dolby Enabled Speaker system connection Determining the speakers’ application   ! Speaker System setting: 7.2.2/5.2.2/7.2ch, 9.2.2ch TMd/FH, 7.2.2ch Front Bi-Amp, 7.2.2/7.2ch + SP-B This unit is equipped with speaker terminals for 11 channels, allowing users to select a variety of speaker layouts/ —...
  • Page 21 Connecting your equipment   ! Speaker System setting: 7.2.4ch SB Pre out, 7.2.4ch Front Pre out [C] 9.2.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front height) connection — Speaker Setting TFw: Dolby Sp (Front) and TBw: Dolby Sp (Surr)   ! Speaker System setting: 9.2.2ch TMd/FH TMdL TMdR  ...
  • Page 22 Connecting your equipment   [E] 7.2.4 channel surround (Front Pre Out) connection [G] 7.2.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection   ! Speaker System setting: 7.2.4ch Front Pre out ! Speaker System setting: 7.2.2/7.2ch + SP-B TBwL TBwR TMdL TMdR TFwL TFwR...
  • Page 23 Connecting your equipment   [I] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality [K] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection   surround) & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone) (High quality surround) ! Speaker System setting: 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE ! Speaker System setting: 5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp Front Bi-Amp Main zone...
  • Page 24: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   [M] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping Other speaker connections   connection (High quality surround) ! Your favorite speaker connections can be selected even if you have fewer than 5.2 speakers (except front left/ right speakers).
  • Page 25 Connecting your equipment   Top speaker placement guidelines Some tips for improving sound quality   Top speakers, such as Top Forward (TFwL, TFwR), Top Middle (TMdL, TMdR) or Top Backward (TBwL, TBwR), Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines are placed above the listener position on the ceiling.
  • Page 26: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   Bi-amping your speakers Connecting the speakers   Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match amplifiers for better crossover performance.
  • Page 27: Installing Your Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment   Bi-wiring your speakers Installing your speaker system   Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping. At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should ! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference.
  • Page 28 Connecting your equipment   — When TMd is set to Dolby Sp (Surr) in Speaker Setting (page 114 [B] Dolby Enabled Speaker system connection   Front right Subwoofer 1 Center Subwoofer 2 Front left Top middle channel connection ! When Speaker System is set to 7.2.2/5.2.2/7.2ch (page 113 LINE LEVEL LINE LEVEL...
  • Page 29 Connecting your equipment   — When TMd is set to Dolby Sp (SB) in Speaker Setting (page 114 Top forward/top backward channel connection   ! When Speaker System is set to 7.2.4ch SB Pre out (page 113 Front right Subwoofer 1 Center Subwoofer 2 Front left...
  • Page 30 Connecting your equipment   — When TFw is set to Dolby Sp (Front), and TBw is set to Dolby Sp (SB) in Speaker Setting (page 114 [C] 9.2.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front height) connection   Dolby Enabled Speaker Dolby Enabled Speaker ! Select ‘9.2.2ch TMd/FH’...
  • Page 31 Connecting your equipment   [D] 7.2.4 channel surround (Surround back Pre Out) connection [E] 7.2.4 channel surround (Front Pre Out) connection   ! Select ‘7.2.4ch SB Pre out’ from the Speaker System menu. ! Select ‘7.2.4ch Front Pre out’ from the Speaker System menu. Speaker system setting page 113 to do this.
  • Page 32 Connecting your equipment   [F] 7.2.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High [G] 7.2.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection   quality surround) ! Select ‘7.2.2/7.2ch + SP-B’ from the Speaker System menu. Speaker system setting page 113 to do this.
  • Page 33 Connecting your equipment   [H] 7.2 channel surround system & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone) [I] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality   surround) & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone) ! Select ‘7.2ch + HDZONE’ from the Speaker System menu. Speaker system setting page 113 to do this.
  • Page 34 Connecting your equipment   [J] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection [K] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection   (High quality surround) ! Select ‘5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu. Speaker system setting page 113 to do this.
  • Page 35 Connecting your equipment   [L] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection [M] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping   (High quality surround) connection (High quality surround) ! Select ‘5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu. ! Select ‘5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp’...
  • Page 36: About The Audio Connection

    Connecting your equipment   [N-1] Multi-ZONE Music connection About the audio connection   [N-2] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/HDZONE connection (Multi Zone) Types of cables and terminals Transferable audio signals [N-3] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone) HDMI HD audio Speaker system setting...
  • Page 37: About The Video Converter

    Connecting your equipment   About the video converter About HDMI   The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio. terminals.
  • Page 38: Connecting Your Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment   ! When connecting to an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal, switch the HDMI Connecting your TV and playback components output setting to OUT 2 or OUT 1+2. See Switching the HDMI output page 94  ...
  • Page 39 Connecting your equipment   Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output Connecting your TV with no HDMI input   This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to HDMI output) to the receiver.
  • Page 40: Connecting An Hdd/Dvd Recorder, Bd Recorder And Other Video Sources

    Connecting your equipment   ! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for ! If your HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc., is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend con- video signal input.
  • Page 41: Connecting A Satellite/Cable Receiver Or Other Set-Top Box

    Connecting your equipment   ! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using  ...
  • Page 42: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting other audio components Connecting additional amplifiers   This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback. This receiver has more than enough power for any home use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to every When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see channel of your system using the pre-outs.
  • Page 43: Connecting The Multichannel Analog Inputs

    Connecting your equipment   ! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal. ! To use a 5.1-channel speaker set, use the surround speakers for the surround channel, not the surround back Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction.
  • Page 44: Making Multi-Zone Connections

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting external antennas Making MULTI-ZONE connections   To improve FM reception, connect an external FM antenna to FM UNBAL 75 W. Equipment connected to this receiver in a different room (sub zone) from a room with this receiver (main zone) can be played by operating this receiver (multi-zone function).
  • Page 45 Connecting your equipment   Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2) Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 3)   Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver. Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 3 OUT jacks on this receiver. You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
  • Page 46 Connecting your equipment   MULTI-ZONE setup using HDMI terminal (HDZONE) Multi-zone connection using the HDMI terminal and speaker terminals   (HDZONE) Important ! MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to HDZONE in order to use the HDZONE function (page 117 Important ! To use the HDZONE functions, set Control or Control Mode in HDMI Setup to OFF.
  • Page 47: Connecting To The Network Through Lan Interface

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting to the network through LAN interface Connecting an iPod   By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
  • Page 48: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting a USB device Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel   input It is possible to play audio and photo files by connecting USB devices to this receiver. iPod iPhone AUTO/ALC/ iPod iPhone AUTO/ALC/ DIRECT CONTROL DIRECT STATUS...
  • Page 49: Connecting An Ir Receiver

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a replacement.
  • Page 50     Basic Setup   Initial settings of this receiver ...................... 51 Setting with a special application (Start-up Navi) ..............51 Perform settings using the AVNavigator built into this receiver ..........51   Setting by referring to the operating instructions ..............53 Setting network connection ......................
  • Page 51: Initial Settings Of This Receiver

    Basic Setup   Operating Environment Initial settings of this receiver   ! AVNavigator can be used in the following environments. There are three ways to initialize this receiver. — Windows PC: Microsoft ® Windows Vista ® /Windows ® 7/Windows ® 8/Windows ®...
  • Page 52 Basic Setup   ! With a Windows PC, you can use the following method to launch AVNavigator. ! When using an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, from the App Store, download iControlAV5, which is a free applica- Launch Explorer and right-click <SC-99> or <SC-97> displayed in the ‘Network’ folder, then click tion.
  • Page 53: Setting By Referring To The Operating Instructions

    Basic Setup   This part explains the connection settings for all networks. Setting by referring to the operating instructions   Use HOME MENU when referring to the operating instructions for various settings. Connecting this receiver and router with a wired LAN About the Home Menu This receiver’s Home Menu (HOME MENU) can be used to make various settings and to check and adjust items  ...
  • Page 54 Basic Setup   10 Select ‘OFF’ or ‘ON’ for the Enable Proxy Server setting to deactivate or activate the proxy A: Connecting with a LAN cable (wired LAN)   server. Simply connect the LAN cable. Network settings are unnecessary. In case you select ‘OFF’, proceed with Step 13. In case you select ‘ON’, on the other hand, proceed with Step 11. ! When wireless LAN is set once, the following procedures 1 through 3 must be executed.
  • Page 55 Basic Setup   ! Select [Wi-Fi]. C: Perform this receiver’s settings using the iOS equipment (iOS version 7.1   or later) The Wi-Fi settings of your iPod/iPhone/iPad (equipment with iOS version 7.1 or later) can be applied to this XXXXXX receiver.
  • Page 56 Basic Setup   ! Select [Complete]. ! PIN Input – Indicate the SSID list of connectable access points, and select the desired access point for con- nection. Connection settings are performed by entering the access point to which the 8-digit PIN code shown  ...
  • Page 57 The on-screen display will close, and the home menu will be disabled for about 60 seconds. After 60 seconds, [Pioneer Setup:xxxxxxxx] will be shown in the SSID field. “xxxxxxxx” represents a number unique to each execute the following operation.
  • Page 58 Basic Setup   Select ‘OK’, then press ENTER. H: Directly connecting this receiver with a smart phone by wireless (Wireless   The confirmation screen will be displayed. Select ‘YES’ and press ENTER. Direct) The on-screen display will close, and the home menu will be disabled for about 60 seconds. After 60 seconds, execute the following operation.
  • Page 59: Before You Start Automatically Conducting Optimum Sound Tuning (Full Auto Mcacc)

    Basic Setup   AirPlay password   Note Select ‘AirPlay Password’ from the Network Option menu. We recommend setting the port number to 00023 or within the range of 49152 to 65535. Enter the password up to 32 characters, select ‘OK’, and press ENTER. Select ‘YES’...
  • Page 60 Basic Setup   Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone. ! With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise! or Check microphone.), select RETRY after check- If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If ing for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup page 61...
  • Page 61: The Input Setup Menu

    Basic Setup   When you’re finished, press RETURN. Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup   You will return to the System Setup menu. If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the microphone) the final settings may be incorrect.
  • Page 62: Changing The Osd Display Language (Osd Language)

    Basic Setup   Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)   The language used on the Graphical User Interface screen can be changed. ! The explanations in these operating instructions are for when English is selected for the GUI screen. ! With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable.
  • Page 63     Basic playback   Playing a source ..........................64 Playing an iPod ..........................65 Playing a USB device ........................66   Playing an MHL-compatible device ....................67 Playing music from a computer ....................68 Listening to the radio ........................68 Music playback using Bluetooth wireless technology ...............
  • Page 64: Basic Playback Playing A Source

    Basic playback   Playing a source   Note Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system. Depending on the input to be played, the playback operation can in some cases be performed using the on- screen display.
  • Page 65: Playing An Ipod

    Use i/j to browse the selected category (e.g., albums). ! Installing software versions other than indicated on the website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone may result in ! Use k/l to move to previous/next levels. incompatibility with this receiver.
  • Page 66: Playing A Usb Device

    DISP drives) and digital audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32. ! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and   assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this receiver.
  • Page 67: Controls And Displays Playing An Mhl-Compatible Device

    Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifi- gaps, use WAV or FLAC files. cally, Pro, Lossless, Voice. d Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. Music files e 32 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz support 2-channel audio sources only.
  • Page 68: Playing Music From A Computer

    Basic playback   Playing music from a computer Listening to the radio   SC-99 only The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a Use this function to play digital audio input to the unit’s rear panel USB-DAC IN terminal.
  • Page 69: Music Playback Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    Listening to station presets page 69 for how to do this. ! Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection and operation of this unit with all wireless technology enabled Press TOOLS (TUNER EDIT). devices. The display shows PRESET NAME, then a blinking cursor at the first character position.
  • Page 70 Basic playback   Pairing with the unit (Initial registration) Listen to music on the unit from a Bluetooth capable device   In order for the unit to playback music stored on a Bluetooth capable device, pairing must first be performed. A Bluetooth connection will be created between the Bluetooth capable device and the Pairing should be performed when first using the unit with the Bluetooth capable device, or when the pairing data unit.
  • Page 71 Basic playback   Radio wave reflections Radio wave caution   The radio waves received by this unit include the radio wave coming directly from the device equipped with This unit uses a 2.4 GHz radio wave frequency, which is a band used by other wireless systems (see list below). Bluetooth wireless technology (direct wave) and waves coming from various directions due to reflections by walls, To prevent noise or interrupted communication, do not use this unit nearby such devices, or make sure these furniture and building (reflected waves).
  • Page 72: Listening To Your System

        Listening to your system   Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ..........73 Selecting MCACC presets ......................75 Choosing the input signal ......................75   Better sound using Phase Control ....................75 Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control ..........76...
  • Page 73: Enjoying Various Types Of Playback Using The Listening Modes

    Listening to your system   Standard surround sound Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes   The following modes provide basic surround sound for stereo and multichannel sources. Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in surround sound. However, the options available will depend on your speaker setup and the type of source you’re listening to.
  • Page 74 Listening to your system   Using the Advanced surround effects Using Stream Direct   The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unneces- Surround modes are designed to be used with film soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music sary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source.
  • Page 75: Selecting Mcacc Presets

    Listening to your system   Selecting MCACC presets Better sound using Phase Control   ! Default setting: MEMORY 1 This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound.
  • Page 76: Better Sound Using Phase Control And Full Band Phase Control

    Listening to your system   Using the Full Band Phase Control’s FRONT ALIGN function Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control   Full Band Phase Control calibrates frequency phase disturbances (group delay) for the full speaker band (Full This receiver is equipped with the two types of functions that correct phase distortion and group delay: Phase Band) (SYMMETRY), but with this unit it is also possible to calibrate the frequency phase characteristics of other Control and Full Band Phase Control.
  • Page 77     Playback with NETWORK features   Introduction ........................... 78 Playback with Network functions ....................79 About network playback ......................81   About playable file formats ......................83...
  • Page 78: Introduction

    About the Spotify audio stream playback function page 80 iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes software versions other than those indicated on the Pioneer Notes website.
  • Page 79: Playback With Network Functions

    HTC Connect Certified Smartphones ! Internet radio stations – See Listening to Internet radio stations page 79 The HTC Connect-compatible smartphones, Please check Pioneer website for up to date information about com- ! Pandora – See Listening to Pandora Internet Radio page 80 patible devices and audio format support.
  • Page 80 Use i/j to select ‘Get access code’, then press ENTER. Spotify is a music streaming distribution service managed and operated by Spotify Ltd. and distributing music The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of over the Internet.
  • Page 81: About Network Playback

    Playback with NETWORK features   Preparations (2) Connecting this unit to the network Playing back your favorite songs   ! Connect this unit to the network and also to the Internet (page 47 Up to 64 favorite tracks on the media server and/or Internet radio stations can be registered in the Favorites ! Connect the mobile digital device by Wi-Fi to the wireless LAN router of the same network as the one to which folder.
  • Page 82 ! Depending on the security software installed on a connected PC and the setting of such software, network connection may be blocked. Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player and/or the NETWORK features due to communica- tion error/malfunctions associated with your network connection and/or your PC, or other connected equipment.
  • Page 83: About Playable File Formats

    <a> cally, Pro, Lossless, Voice. Bitrate 8 kbps to 320 kbps e Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. VBR/CBR Supported/Supported f DSD files cannot be played in the sub zone. 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, Sampling frequency 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,...
  • Page 84: Control With Hdmi Function

        Control with HDMI function   About the Control with HDMI function ..................85 Making Control with HDMI connections ..................85 HDMI Setup ............................ 85   Before using synchronization ....................... 86 About synchronized operations ....................86 Setting the PQLS function ......................87 About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link ............
  • Page 85: About The Control With Hdmi Function

    HDMI Setup   Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- You must adjust the settings of this receiver as well as the connected Control with HDMI-compatible compo- sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 86: Before Using Synchronization

    ! ON – The speaker terminals that are played (the OUT P. button setting) change automatically when HDMI The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs. OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. For details, see...
  • Page 87: Setting The Pqls Function

    Control with HDMI function   Stream Smoother Link Setting the PQLS function   Using the Control with HDMI function, the receiver automatically detects whether a compressed video file is PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is a digital audio signal transfer control technology using the Control with being played on the player, and if so automatically activates the Stream Smoother function.
  • Page 88     Using other functions   Setting the Audio options ......................89 Setting the Video options ......................91 Switching the output (OUTPUT PARAMETER) ................93   HDMI 4K/60p signal input setting ....................94 Changing the channel level while listening ................94 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ....................
  • Page 89: Setting The Audio Options

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options   TREBLE c –6 to +6 (dB) d Adjusts the amount of treble. There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The <a>...
  • Page 90 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s)   AUTO When you’re not using surround back speakers, selecting this mode V.SB allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel through your sur- ANALOG SIGSEL (Virtual Surround Back) round speakers.
  • Page 91: Setting The Video Options

    Using other functions   n ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs. Video parameter menu ! You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo,  ...
  • Page 92 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s)   Reduces noise in the luminance (Y) signal. Adjusts the overall brightness. c 0 to +8 d <e> BRIGHT Default: 0 <f>   (Brightness) c –6 to +6 d <e>...
  • Page 93: Switching The Output (Output Parameter)

    Using other functions   The pre-amp mode is a mode for reducing power consumption when power amplifiers are connected to the Setting What it does Option(s) receiver’s PRE OUT terminals by individually turning off the power of the amplifiers for those channels.  ...
  • Page 94: Hdmi 4K/60P Signal Input Setting

    Using other functions   Use k/l to select the signal to set. Switching the HDMI output   ! 4:4:4 – Select this setting when connecting to a 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit compatible TV using HDMI. More high Set which terminal to use when outputting video and audio signals from the HDMI output terminals. quality video images can be enjoyed.
  • Page 95: Using The Multi-Zone Controls

    Using other functions   ZONE 2 remote controls Using the MULTI-ZONE controls   Before operation, hold down Z2 on the remote control (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one time. The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See ZONE 2 The following table shows the possible ZONE 2 remote controls: remote controls...
  • Page 96: Making An Audio Or A Video Recording

    Using other functions   Making an audio or a video recording Using the sleep timer   You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).
  • Page 97: Resetting The System

    Using other functions   Setting Default Resetting the system   Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this. Power On Level LAST Set MULTI-ZONE to MULTI ZONE OFF. Volume Limit ! Disconnect the iPod and USB memory device from the receiver beforehand.
  • Page 98     Controlling the rest of your system   About the Remote Setup menu ....................99 Operating multiple receivers ......................99 Setting the remote to control other components............... 99   Selecting preset codes directly ..................... 99 Programming signals from other remote controls ..............100 Erasing one of the remote control button settings ..............
  • Page 99: About The Remote Setup Menu

    If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from individual commands from another remote control (see...
  • Page 100: Programming Signals From Other Remote Controls

    (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code. (1 inch) Other remote This receiver’s The remote can store about 120 preset codes from other components (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer remote control control  ...
  • Page 101: Using All Zone Standby

    Use this procedure to reset all the remote control’s settings to the factory default. Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby ! When preset codes are set, all the signals learned in the input function buttons are cleared. This function is simultaneously.
  • Page 102: Controlling Components

    Controlling the rest of your system   TV and Audio/Video components Controlling components   This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote to control HDD/BDR/ Button(s) TV (Monitor) BD/DVD SAT/CATV other components page 99 for more on this).
  • Page 103 Controlling the rest of your system   Audio/Video components TV (Projector)   Button(s) CD/CD-R/SACD MD/DAT TAPE Button(s) TV (Projector) u SOURCE POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF u SOURCE POWER ON Number buttons numerics numerics numerics — MOVIE CLEAR STANDARD  ...
  • Page 104     The MCACC PRO menu   Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu ............105 Automatic MCACC (Expert)......................105 Manual MCACC setup .........................107   Checking MCACC Data ........................109 Data Management ........................110...
  • Page 105: Making Receiver Settings From The Mcacc Pro Menu

    Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu page 105 The MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) PRO system was developed in Pioneer’s laboratories with Select the parameters you want to set. the aim of making it possible for home users to perform adjustments of the same level as in a studio easily and Use i/j to select the item, then use k/l to set.
  • Page 106 The MCACC PRO menu   Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.   Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone. A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum receiver settings.
  • Page 107: Manual Mcacc Setup

    The MCACC PRO menu   Adjust the level of the left channel. Manual MCACC setup   This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want to keep the level around 0.0dB so that you’ll have plenty of room to adjust the other speaker levels. You can use the settings in the Manual MCACC setup menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more ! After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
  • Page 108 The MCACC PRO menu   Standing Wave Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional   ! Default setting: ON/ATT 0.0dB (all filters) This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system based Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate on the direct sound coming from the speakers.
  • Page 109: Checking Mcacc Data

    The MCACC PRO menu   If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ ON or EQ OFF, and then START. Fine-adjust the positions of the speakers in sequence, starting from the front right channel.   The following options determine how the reverb characteristics of your listening area are displayed in Test pulses are output from the speaker for the selected channel and from one other speaker.
  • Page 110: Data Management

    The MCACC PRO menu   Speaker Setting Group Delay   Use this to display the speaker size and number of speakers. See Speaker Setting page 114 for more on this. Use this to display the calibrated speaker group delay results. See Better sound using Phase Control page for more on this.
  • Page 111 The MCACC PRO menu   Copying MCACC preset data   If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup page 107 ), we recom- mend copying your current settings to an unused MCACC preset. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you a reference point from which to start.
  • Page 112     The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu ............113 Manual speaker setup .........................113 MHL Setup ............................115   The Other Setup menu ........................116 Making network settings using Safari..................119 Using Safari to set a friendly name ....................119 Using Safari to update the firmware ..................119...
  • Page 113: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus Making Receiver Settings From The System Setup Menu

    61 ! 7.2.4ch Front Pre out – Select for the maximum 7.2.4 channel surround system including top forward and ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page top backward speakers, with the front channel connected to an external amplifier.
  • Page 114 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Using Multi-ZONE Music — You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 7.2.4ch SB Pre out or 7.2.4ch Front Pre out.   Multi-ZONE Music can be used to play the same sound in the MAIN ZONE, ZONE 2 and ZONE 3, for example for —...
  • Page 115: Mhl Setup

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Channel Level MHL Setup   Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor Select whether or not to switch the input automatically to the MHL input when an MHL-compatible device is when setting up a home theater system.
  • Page 116: The Other Setup Menu

    ! If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download it onto your computer. When downloading an update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before Select the zone you want to set and set the time after which the power turns off.
  • Page 117 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Select ‘Software Update’ from the Other Setup menu. On Screen Display Setup   Select the update procedure. When the receiver is operated, its status (the input name, listening mode, etc.) is displayed superimposed over ! Update via Internet –...
  • Page 118 Maintenance Mode Select a sub zone for which you wish to change the setting. Only use this if so instructed by a Pioneer service engineer or custom installer. Select the Volume Level setting you want. ! Variable (default) – Adjusts the sound volume of the sub zone using this unit.
  • Page 119: Making Network Settings Using Safari

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making network settings using Safari Using Safari to set a friendly name   Launch Safari on your computer. Launch Safari on your computer. Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name Press Bookmark icon.
  • Page 120 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Press Start.   The firmware update prepare screen is displayed. If the screen does not switch automatically, click Click here.     Browse the latest firmware on your computer (a) and then press Upload (b). Firmware files have the extension “fw”.
  • Page 121       Troubleshooting ..........................122 Power ............................122 No sound ............................122   Other audio problems .........................123 BT AUDIO ............................124 Video .............................124 Settings ............................125 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output ................125 Display ............................125 Remote control ..........................126 HDMI .............................126 MHL ...............................127 Built-in AVNavigator ........................127 USB interface ..........................127 iPod ...............................128 Network............................128...
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    STANDBY/ON to set this receiver to the standby mode. Use TUNE i/j to ing the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair select D.SAFETY cOFFd, and then use PRESET k/l to select 1 or 2 (select D.SAFETY  ...
  • Page 123: Other Audio Problems

      Symptom Remedy Other audio problems   No sound from the surround or Check that the Stereo listening mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t center speakers. selected; select one of the surround listening modes (see Enjoying various types of play- Symptom Remedy back using the listening modes...
  • Page 124: Bt Audio

      Symptom Remedy Video   When HDZONE is ON, multi-channel When HDZONE is selected in Speaker System and also the same HDMI input is selected audio sources are not output in the for both the main zone and HDZONE, 2-channel PCM audio sources are output from the Symptom Remedy main zone.
  • Page 125: Settings

      Symptom Remedy Settings   Feels like there is no subwoofer EQ The effect becomes less when the set frequency value of the crossover frequency is low. Symptom Remedy effect. When setting a high frequency value, the subwoofer EQ effect becomes stronger. How- ever, setting a higher crossover frequency increases the share that the subwoofer bears The Auto MCACC Setup continually The ambient noise level may be too high.
  • Page 126: Remote Control

      Symptom Remedy Remote control   No sound, or sound suddenly Check that the HDMI Audio setting is set to AMP (Setting the Audio options page 89 Symptom Remedy ceases. If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio. Cannot be remote controlled.
  • Page 127: Mhl

      Symptom Remedy Symptom Cause Remedy   4K video is not output even though a When the MAIN/HDZONE setting is MAIN and the HDMI output setting is OUT 1+2 and In the middle of This is to avoid failure of the receiver Per the Wiring Navi instructions, turn OFF the power 4K compliant TV is connected.
  • Page 128: Ipod

      Symptom Cause Remedy Symptom Cause Remedy   The USB memory cannot be — Press iPod USB to set the remote control to the iPod USB The network function can- — Press NET to set the remote control to the network function operated with the remote control mode.
  • Page 129   Symptom Cause Remedy Symptom Cause Remedy   Audio playback is undesir- The audio file currently being played Check whether the audio file was recorded in a format sup- This unit cannot be — An Internet connection is required for both the mobile ably stopped or disturbed.
  • Page 130: Usb-Dac

    Are volume settings correct for the For audio device select “Pioneer USB Audio Device”. LAN. OS and application program? Multiple devices are connected to When connecting multiple devices to the wireless LAN...
  • Page 131     Additional information   About Wi-Fi ..........................132 ® SABRE DAC ..........................132 About HDMI ..........................132   HTC Connect ..........................132 About iPod ...........................132 Windows 8 ...........................132 MHL ...............................133 About Bluetooth wireless technology ..................133 High-Resolution Audio ........................133 Software license notice .......................133 Surround sound formats ......................138 Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats ......
  • Page 132: About Wi-Fi

    Additional information   About Wi-Fi HTC Connect ®       The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance. HTC, HTC Connect and the HTC Connect logo are trademarks of HTC Corporation. About iPod The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Identifier Mark is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance. AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
  • Page 133: The Mcacc Pro Menu Mhl

    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0. such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 134 Additional information   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenSSL PROJECT ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WPA Supplicant WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND   Copyright (c) 2003-2015, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
  • Page 135 Additional information   The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of Files and Source Code pursuant to this License but you may not repost or republish or otherwise distribute or the Software.
  • Page 136 Additional information   b If You bring a copyright, trademark, patent or any other infringement claim against any contributor over libvorbis infringements You claim are made by the Work, your License from such contributor to the Work ends   Copyright (c) 2002-2004 Xiph.org Foundation automatically.
  • Page 137 Additional information   — Neither the name of the Xiph.org Foundation nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or cURL promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.   COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION NOTICE THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS”...
  • Page 138: Surround Sound Formats

    Additional information   For the purposes of this copyright and license, “Contributing Authors” is defined as the following set of GladmanAES Open Source release for encryption/decryption individuals:   Copyright (c) 1998-2010, Brian Gladman, Worcester, UK. All rights reserved. ! Andreas Dilger The redistribution and use of this software (with or without changes) is allowed without the payment of fees or ! Dave Martindale royalties provided that:...
  • Page 139: Auto Surround, Alc And Stream Direct With Different Input Signal Formats

    Additional information   Multichannel signal formats   The DTS technologies are explained below. See http://www.dts.com for more detailed information. Auto Surround / PURE DIRECT / DIRECT Input signal format Rendering Mode : Rendering Mode : OBJECT LEGACY Surround Back speaker(s): Connected  ...
  • Page 140: Speaker Setting Guide

    Input signal format Rendering Mode : Rendering Mode : towards the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped. Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research OBJECT LEGACY Group has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be achieved by pointing all the speakers towards...
  • Page 141: About Messages Displayed When Using Network Functions

    Additional information   Position of center speaker and monitor Important information regarding the HDMI connection   Since mostly dialogs are output from the center speaker, keeping the center speaker as close as possible to the There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on screen makes the overall sound more natural.
  • Page 142: Glossary

    Additional information   DTS-HD Master Audio Glossary   DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers master audio sources recorded in a professional studio to listeners without any loss of data, preserving audio quality. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Audio formats/Decoding A high definition audio technology by which signals can be transferred over HDMI cables.
  • Page 143 Control with HDMI function With this software, you can play back files stored on the PC through various devices wherever you like in your Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- home.
  • Page 144 Additional information   Bluetooth function   Bluetooth wireless technology A short-range wireless communications standard for digital devices. Information is exchanged between devices several meters to several tens of meters apart using radio waves. It uses radio waves on the 2.4 GHz band which does not require applications for licenses or usage registration for applications conducting wireless exchange of digital information at relatively low speeds, such as computer mouses and keyboards, mobile phones, smart-  ...
  • Page 145: Features Index

    Additional information   vTuner Features index   Listening to Internet radio stations page 79 DLNA AVNavigator About network playback page 81 How to use the built-in AVNavigator page 51 AirPlay ECO MODE 1, 2 Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes page 78 Using the Advanced surround effects page 74...
  • Page 146: Specifications

    Additional information   Video Section Specifications   Signal level Composite Video ............................ 1 Vp-p (75 W) Amplifier section Component Video ..................Y: 1.0 Vp-p (75 W), PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p (75 W) Continuous average power output* Corresponding maximum resolution 8 W .............................140 W** per channel Component Video ...........................1080i (1125i) 6 W .....................
  • Page 147 Additional information   Miscellaneous   Power requirements ..........................AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption ..............................370 W In standby ................................0.1 W In standby (HDMI control on) ..........................0.3 W In standby (Network standby on) ........................2.7 W   In standby (Network standby on, wireless LAN connected) ................3.0 W In standby (HDMI control on, Network standby on) ..................2.7 W In standby (HDMI control on, Network standby on, wireless LAN connected) ..........3.0 W Auto power down .....................15 min, 30 min, 60 min, off (default)
  • Page 148: Preset Code List

    Protron 0055 TMK 0004, 0006 Proview 0068 TNCi 0099 Pulsar 0004, 0011, 0099 Toshiba 0026, 0028, 0036, Pioneer 0004, 0006, 0113, Concerto 0004, 0006 GFM 0080, 0084 Luxman 0004, 0006 Quasar 0003, 0010, 0105 0038, 0040, 0043, 0102 0233, 0252, 0275, 0291, 0305...
  • Page 149 ABS 1017 Gateway 1017 Mind 1017 Sansui 1014, 1019 Adventura 1005 GE 1002, 1004 Mitsubishi 1010 Sanyo 1001, 1002 Pioneer 2014, 2197, 2256 Daewoo 2021, 2087 KLH 2070, 2080 Rowa 2071 Aiwa 1005 GOI 1029 Motorola 1004 Sears 1001, 1003, 1004...
  • Page 150 Jebsee 6122 Myrio 6077, 6078 AV Receiver Bell & Howell 6122 Director 6073 Jerrold 6073, 6072, 6122 Noos 6040 Bright House 6074, 6029 Emerson 6122 Knology 6029 Pioneer 5096 (ID 1), 5097 (ID 2), 5098 (ID 3), 5099 (ID 4),...
  • Page 151 In the USA/Aux Etats-Unis http://www.pioneerelectronics.com In Canada/Aux Canada http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca S018_B1_EnFr “Pioneer” is a trademark of Pioneer Corporation, and is used under license. © 2015 Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved. <U.S.A.> 18 PARK WAY, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY 07458, U.S.A.
  • Page 164 SC-99 ® ® ® ® ® › • › • › • › 850 W Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %) • › 255 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 2ch Driven) › ›...
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