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10: Calibrating The Appropriate Speaker Settings Automatically (auto Calibration) - Sony STR-DA4600ES Operating Instructions Manual

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10: Calibrating the
appropriate speaker
settings automatically
(Auto Calibration)
The DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
function allows you to perform automatic
calibration, such as checking the connection
between each speaker and the receiver,
adjusting the speaker level, and measuring the
distance of each speaker from your seating
position automatically.
Before you perform auto
• Set up and connect the speakers (page 20-
• The AUTO CAL MIC jack is used for the
supplied optimizer microphone only. Do not
connect other microphones. Doing so may
damage the receiver and the microphone.
• During the measurement, the sound that
comes out of the speakers is very loud. The
volume of the sound cannot be adjusted. Pay
attention to the presence of children or to the
effect on your neighborhood.
• Perform the measurement in a quiet
environment to avoid the effect of noise and
get a more accurate measurement.
• If there are any obstacles in the path between
the optimizer microphone and the speakers,
the calibration cannot be performed
correctly. Remove any obstacle from the
measurement area to avoid measurement
• In the following situations, the measurements have
not been performed correctly or auto calibration
cannot be performed.
– When headphones are connected.
– When connecting special speakers, such as
dipole speakers.
– When using the zone 2/zone 3 function in zone
2/zone 3.
• Cancel MUTING if it is set to on.
Select the speaker pattern
(page 43).
If you connect front high speakers, select
the speaker pattern that has front high
speakers (5/x.x or 4/x.x) each time
you perform auto calibration. Otherwise,
the characteristics of the front high
speakers cannot be measured.
Connect the supplied optimizer
microphone to the AUTO CAL
MIC jack.
Set up the optimizer
Place the optimizer microphone at your
seating position. Use a stool or tripod so
that the optimizer microphone remains at
the same height as your ears.
Optimizer microphone


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