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2-687-418-11(2)
Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DA5200ES
Sony Corporation
©2006 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia

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  • Page 1 2-687-418-11(2) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DA5200ES Sony Corporation ©2006 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...
  • Page 2: United Kingdom

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. For customers in Europe Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European...
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    COMPANY LTD., and the copyright of the font also belongs to MORISAWA & COMPANY LTD. “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. SonicStage and SonicStage logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts ...6 1: Installing speakers ...15 2: Connecting speakers ...17 3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus ...19 4a: Connecting the audio components ...21 4b: Connecting the video components ...26 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...35 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...36 7: Navigating through menus ...38 8: Setting the speakers ...40...
  • Page 5 Setting remote control codes that are not stored in the commander ... 117 Clearing all the contents of the remote’s memory ... 118 Changing button assignments (RM-AAU009 only) ... 119 Additional Information Glossary ... 121 Precautions ... 123 Troubleshooting ... 124 Specifications ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel To remove the cover Press PUSH. When you remove the cover, keep it out of reach from children. Name Function A POWER Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 36, 50, 51, 52, 53).
  • Page 7 Name Function C TONE MODE Adjusts FRONT BASS and FRONT TREBLE. TONE Press TONE MODE repeatedly to select BASS or TREBLE, then turn TONE to adjust the level (page 75). D Remote sensor Receives signals from remote commander. E MEMORY/ Press to operate a tuner ENTER (FM/AM) (page 77).
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    Rear panel A AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section AUDIO IN/ Connect to a tape OUT jacks deck, MD deck or DAT player, etc (page 21, 25). MULTI Connect to a Super CHANNEL Audio CD player or INPUT jacks DVD player with an analog audio jack for 7.1 channel or 5.1 channel sound (page...
  • Page 9 F Control jack for Sony equipment and other external components CTRL S IN/ Connects to Sony OUT jacks TV, DVD player or VCR with CONTROL S jack (page 104). TRIGGER Connects to interlock OUT jacks on/off of the power supply of other 12V...
  • Page 10 Remote commander You can use the supplied remote RM-AAL006 to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate (page 112). RM-AAL006 Name Function A AV ?/1 (on/ Press to turn on or off the audio/...
  • Page 11 Name Function F PIP Press SHIFT (wj), then press PIP to switch the image of the PIP (Picture in Picture) window. The image will be changed as follows. EXT VIDEO t ZONE 2 VIDEO t OFF. You can also change the size of the PIP window by pressing V/v.
  • Page 12 Name Function R TOP MENU Press to display the menu or on-screen guide of the DVD player on the TV screen. Then use V/v/B/b and menu operations. MENU Press to display the menus of the DVD player on the TV screen.
  • Page 13 When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are factory assigned to control Sony components as follows. You can change the button assignments following the steps in “Changing button assignments...
  • Page 14 Operating the components connected to the main receiver from zone 2 or zone 3 Name Function H Operation The following table describes buttons* the function of the buttons. Button(s) Function Starts play. (Starts play on the front side of the cassette.) Starts play on the reverse side of the...
  • Page 15: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one sub woofer). Enjoying a 5.1/7.1 channel system To fully enjoy theater-like multi-channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1 channel system).
  • Page 16 The angle A should be the same Tips • When you connect a 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker behind the listening position. • Since the sub woofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
  • Page 17: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cords (not supplied) AFront speaker A (L) BFront speaker A (R) CCenter speaker DSurround speaker (L) ESurround speaker (R) FSurround back speaker (L) GSurround back speaker (R) HSub woofer If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals.
  • Page 18 When you connect a sub woofer 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 a sub woofer, then sound may not be output.
  • Page 19: 3: Connecting The Monitor For Displaying Menus

    3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus You can watch the selected input image when you connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV. You can operate this receiver using a GUI (Graphical User Interface) (page 38). Video signals A Component video cord (not supplied) B S video cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
  • Page 20 Notes • Connect image display components such as a TV monitor or a projector to the MONITOR OUT jack on the receiver. You may not be able to record, even if you connect recording components. • Turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a playback component are being output to a TV via the receiver.
  • Page 21: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    4a: Connecting the audio components How to hook up your components This section describes how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 22: Connecting Components With Digital Audio Input/output Jacks

    Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player and an MD/DAT deck. Super Audio CD player, CD player A Audio cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Optical digital cord (not supplied) MD deck, DAT deck...
  • Page 23 Notes on playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player • No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player connected to only the COAXIAL SA-CD/ CD IN jack on this receiver. When you play a Super Audio CD, connect the player to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or SA-CD/CD IN jacks.
  • Page 24 Connecting components with multi-channel output jacks If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi-channel output jacks, you can connect them to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks of this receiver to enjoy multi- channel sound. Alternatively, the multi- channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi-channel decoder.
  • Page 25 Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component with analog jacks, such as tape deck, turntable, etc. Super Audio CD player, CD player Turntable A Audio cord (not supplied) Note If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect it to the (U) SIGNAL GND terminal.
  • Page 26: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components How to hook up your components This section describes how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 27: With Hdmi Jack

    Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. • Linear PCM (sampling frequency less than 192 kHz) with digital audio signals of up to 8 channels can be received with this receiver using the HDMI jack.
  • Page 28 Notes on HDMI connections • Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo (made by Sony). • Check the setup of the connected component if an image is poor or the sound does not come out of a component connected via the HDMI cable.
  • Page 29: Dvd Player, Dvd Recorder

    Connecting a DVD player/DVD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player/DVD recorder. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Connecting a DVD player Audio signals A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied)
  • Page 30: Connecting A Dvd Recorder

    Connecting a DVD recorder DVD recorder Audio signals Video signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D S video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 31: Satellite Tuner

    Connecting a TV monitor/ satellite tuner The following illustration shows how to connect a TV monitor/satellite tuner. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Component video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 32: Vcr

    Connecting components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a VCR, etc. Audio signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B S video cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D Audio/video cord (not supplied) It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
  • Page 33 Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. You can output the video signal after connecting this receiver via the MONITOR OUT jack as shown in the illustration. In the video input/output conversion table of the receiver OUTPUT jack HDMI OUT INPUT jack...
  • Page 34 Notes on converting video signals • When video or S video signals from a VCR, etc., are converted on this receiver and then output to your TV, depending on the status of the video signal output, the image on the TV screen may appear distorted horizontally or no image may be output.
  • Page 35: 5: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). * The shape of the connector varies depending on the area. Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other components.
  • Page 36: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. AC OUTLET* * The configuration, shape, number of AC outlets, and the information described on the label will...
  • Page 37 You can switch the command mode (AV SYSTEM 1 or AV SYSTEM 2) of the receiver and the remote. If both the receiver and the other Sony component respond to the same remote command, switch the command mode of either the component or the receiver to...
  • Page 38: 7: Navigating Through Menus

    To switch the command mode of the remote Press ?/1 while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes. Press 1 or 2 while the RM SET UP button is flashing. When you press 1, the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM 1.
  • Page 39 Press ON SCREEN. The menu list of this receiver appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu list does not appear on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select a menu you want. or b to enter the Press menu.
  • Page 40: 8: Setting The Speakers

    8: Setting the speakers Setting the speaker impedance Set the appropriate speaker impedance for the speakers you are using. Choose Settings menu (page 38). The Settings menu list appears on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “System,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Speaker Impedance,”...
  • Page 41 – When you connect speakers with impedance of 16 ohms or higher in both “A” and “B” configuration: Set “Speaker Impedance” to “8 Ω” in the System settings menu. – For other types of speakers in other configurations: Set “Speaker Impedance” to “4 Ω” in the System settings menu.
  • Page 42: 9: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    9: Calibrating the appropriate 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 listening position automatically.
  • Page 43: Performing Auto Calibration

    Note Depending on the characteristics of the sub woofer you are using, the setup distance value may be further away from the actual position. Using the receiver as a pre- amplifier You can use the auto calibration function when you use the receiver as a pre-amplifier. In this case, the distance value shown on the display may differ from the actual distance value.
  • Page 44 Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to select “Auto Calibration Start,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select Position, then press You can register three patterns as position 1,2, and 3, depending on the listening position, listening environment and measurement conditions. You can rename the position number, refer to “Naming inputs”...
  • Page 45 Note You cannot measure the speaker height of the surround speakers and the surround back speakers. Set this value from the surround position settings in the Auto Calibration settings menu (page 72). Tips • Operations other than turning the receiver on or off are deactivated during auto calibration.
  • Page 46 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Engineer Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Front Reference Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 47 Display Explanation CODE 34 Speakers are not placed in the proper position. Speakers or an optimizer microphone on the right or left may be placed wrongly. See “1: Installing speakers” (page 15) and check the speaker position. WARNING 40 The auto calibration has completed.
  • Page 48: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component MUTING Press one of the input buttons. When you want to select a component connected to the PHONO, the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or the MD/DAT jack, press SHIFT and then press PHONO, MULTI IN or MD/DAT. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.
  • Page 49 To activate the muting function Press MUTING on the remote. To cancel, press MUTING on the remote again or turn MASTER VOLUME clockwise to raise the volume. Even if you turn off the receiver, the muting function works when you turn the receiver on again.
  • Page 50: Listening To A Super Audio Cd/cd

    Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD • The operation is described for a Sony Super Audio CD player. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player or CD player. You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 51: Watching A Dvd

    Watching a DVD • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and DVD player. Select the sound format of the disc to be played, if necessary. You can select the sound field to suit the movie or the music. Refer to page 62 for details.
  • Page 52: Enjoying Video Games

    Enjoying video games • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and video game. VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN Turn on the TV and video game. Turn on the receiver. Press VIDEO 3*. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 3*.”...
  • Page 53: Watching Video

    Watching video • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and VCR. Turn on the VCR. Turn on the receiver. Press VIDEO 1*. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 1*.” * When you connect VCR to the VIDEO 1 jack. An example of the display Switch the input of the TV so that an image of the VCR is displayed.
  • Page 54: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Overview of the menus The following menu items are available in each settings menu. Input Selects the input to the receiver. For details on each input, see “Selecting a component” (page 48). Music You can listen to the music from an audio component connected the USB jack.
  • Page 55: Settings For The Audio (audio Settings Menu)

    Settings for the audio (Audio settings menu) You can use the Audio settings menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “Audio” in the Settings menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “7: Navigating through menus” (page 38). Audio settings menu parameters x Decode Priority (Digital audio input decoding...
  • Page 56: Settings For The Video (video Settings Menu)

    x HDMI Audio (Setting HDMI audio input) Lets you set the HDMI audio output from the playback component connected to the receiver via an HDMI connection. • TV+AMP The sound is output from TV’s speaker and the speakers connected to the receiver. Notes •...
  • Page 57: Settings For The System (system Settings Menu)

    Settings for the system (System settings menu) You can use the System settings menu to customize the settings of the receiver. Select “System” in the Settings menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “7: Navigating through menus” (page 38). System settings menu parameters x Dimmer...
  • Page 58: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying a pre- programmed sound field Start playing a source encoded with multi-channel surround effects (DVD, etc.). Connect a TV monitor to this receiver. Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus” (page 19). Turn on the receiver and the TV. Press RECEIVER to enable receiver operation.
  • Page 59 Types of 2CH mode x 2ch Stereo The receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers only. There is no sound from the sub woofer. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi- channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
  • Page 60 Types of A.F.D. mode The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel stereo sound as multi-channel sound. A.F.D. mode A.F.D. AUTO PRO LOGIC PRO LOGIC II MOVIE PRO LOGIC II MUSIC PRO LOGIC II GAME...
  • Page 61 Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – MULTI IN is selected. – Input signals of which the sampling frequency is more than 48 kHz are being received. – The multi-channel PCM signals are received via an HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 62 * You can select this sound field mode if the headphones are connected to the receiver. Effect Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any type of movie.
  • Page 63: Adjusting The Sound Effect

    Notes • The sound fields for music and movies do not work in the following cases. – MULTI IN is selected. – Input signals of which the sampling frequency is more than 48 kHz are being received. – The multi-channel PCM signals are received via an HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 64: Panorama Mode

    While monitoring the sound, adjust the selected parameter using V/v/B/b and For details, see following menu parameters. Note The setup items you can adjust on each menu vary depending on the sound field. To adjust the effect level Press V/v repeatedly to select the effect level, then press Press V/v repeatedly to adjust the level.
  • Page 65: Using The Surround Back Decoding Mode

    Option menu parameter of Surround settings For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Adjusting the sound effect” (page 63). x SB Decoding (Surround back decoding) Lets you select the surround back decoding function. • OFF • AUTO • ON For details, see “Using the surround back decoding mode (SB Decoding)”...
  • Page 66 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Settings,” then press The Settings menu list appears on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Surround,” then press Press OPTIONS. The option menu list appears on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “SB Dec Mode,”...
  • Page 67: Enjoying The Surround Effect At Low Volume

    • OFF Surround back decoding is not performed. Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – MULTI IN is selected. – The sound field for music or movies is selected. – DTS 96/24 signals are being received. –...
  • Page 68 Press NIGHT MODE. The NIGHT MODE function is activated. The NIGHT MODE is set to on and off as you press NIGHT MODE. Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – MULTI IN is selected. – Input signals of which the sampling frequency is more than 96 kHz are being received.
  • Page 69: Advanced Speakers Setting Up

    Advanced Speakers Setting Up Adjusting the speaker settings manually You can adjust the each speaker manually. You can also adjust the speaker levels after the auto calibration is completed. Connect a TV monitor to this receiver. Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus”...
  • Page 70 Press V/v repeatedly to select the position number, then press or b. You can rename the position number, refer to “Naming inputs” (page 88). Press V/v repeatedly to select “Manual Setup,” then press or b. Press OPTIONS, then select “Speaker Pattern”. Select “Speaker Pattern”...
  • Page 71: Speaker Level

    Speaker manual setting menu parameter x Speaker level (Level of speaker) You can adjust each speaker’s level (center, surround left/right, surround back left/right, sub woofer). You can adjust the level from –20 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB steps. For the front left/right speakers, you can adjust the balance on either side.
  • Page 72: Speaker Size

    x Speaker size (Size of each speaker) You can adjust each speaker’s (front left/right, center, surround left/right, surround back left/ right) size. • LARGE If you connect large speakers that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE.” Normally, select “LARGE.” •...
  • Page 73: Test Tone

    • SIDE/LOW Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to sections A and C. • SIDE/HIGH Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to sections A and D. • BEHD/LOW Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to sections B and C.
  • Page 74: Dynamic Range Compressor

    when you set “Center Mix” to “ON.” This setting is also effective to input signals from MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks. x Sur Back Assign (Settings of the surround back speaker(s)) • OFF If you have not connected surround back speakers, select “OFF.” •...
  • Page 75: Adjusting The Equalizer

    Adjusting the equalizer You can use following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front speakers and to store up to 5 different equalizer settings and apply them. These settings are applied to all sound fields and for each speaker.
  • Page 76: Equalizer Settings

    Choose the speaker you want to adjust using V/v/B/b, then press Press B/b repeatedly to select “BASS” or “TREBLE”, then press V/v to adjust the parameter. You can adjust the front speaker bass and treble level with TONE MODE and TONE on the receiver.
  • Page 77: Tuner Operations

    Tuner Operations Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 35). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. •...
  • Page 78: Direct Tuning

    Direct tuning Enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons. Connect a TV monitor to this receiver. Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus” (page 19). Turn on the receiver and the TV. Press RECEIVER to enable receiver operation.
  • Page 79: Storing Fm Stations Automatically (autobetical)

    Storing FM stations automatically (AUTOBETICAL) This function lets you store up to 30 FM and FM RDS stations without redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the stations with the clearest signals. If you want to store FM or AM stations one by one, see “Presetting radio stations”...
  • Page 80: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 30 FM or 30 AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to. Presetting radio stations Connect a TV monitor to this receiver. Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus”...
  • Page 81 Tuning to preset stations Connect a TV monitor to this receiver. Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus” (page 19). Turn on the receiver and the TV. Press RECEIVER to enable receiver operation. Press ON SCREEN. The menu list of this receiver appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 82: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) This receiver also allows you to use RDS (Radio Data System), which enables radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. You can display RDS information. Notes • RDS is operable only for FM stations. •...
  • Page 83 Program type Description indication Travel & Touring Programs about travel. Not for announcements that are located by TP/TA. Leisure & Programs on recreational Hobby activities such as gardening, fishing, cooking, etc. Jazz Music Jazz programs Country Music Country music programs National Music Programs featuring the popular music of the country or region Oldies Music...
  • Page 84: Other Operations

    Other Operations Converting analog video input signals This receiver allows you to convert the resolution of analog video input signals. SHIFT RESOLUTION Press SHIFT then press RESOLUTION repeatedly. Each time you press the button, the resolution of the output signals will be changed. You can also use “Video Convert”...
  • Page 85 In the video input/output conversion table classified by the menu settings Output from “Video Convert” menu setting Input signals Component video S video Video 480i/576i (intial Component video setting) S video Video 480p/576p Component video S video Video 1080i, 720p Component video S video Video...
  • Page 86: Listening To The Music Of A Usb Device

    Listening to the music of a USB device You can connect a USB device (Digital music player or USB storage media, not supplied) to the USB jack on the front panel of this receiver and listen to the music stored on the USB devices.
  • Page 87 USB storage media used or contact the manufacturer. • The settings of the USB mode of the player may not compatible with this receiver when a Sony digital music player is not recognized. Set the USB mode of the player to the mass storage class mode and transmit music to the player from SonicStage.
  • Page 88: Naming Inputs

    The menu tree displayed depends on the connected portable audio product. Note Only “ALL” and “GROUP” are displayed when you connect a USB device other than a Sony digital music player. The data hierarchy may change, depending on a USB device. Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it.
  • Page 89: Switching Between Digital And Analog Audio (input Mode)

    Press V/v/B/b to select a character, then press Press [Finish] to enter the name. The name you entered is registered. To cancel naming input Press [Cancel]. Note When you name an RDS station and tune in that station, the Program Service name (PS) appears instead of the name you entered.
  • Page 90: Enjoying The Sound/images From Other Inputs

    Press the input button. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver. Press RECEIVER. Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to select the audio input mode. The selected audio input mode appears on the display. Audio input modes • AUTO Gives priority to digital audio signals when there are both digital and analog connections.
  • Page 91 Press V/v to select the input name you want to assign. Press OPTIONS, then select “Input Assign.” Select the audio and/or video signals you want to assign to the input which you selected in step 2 using V/v/B/b, then press continued...
  • Page 92 Input name Assignable video Video1 Component input jacks Video1 S Video1 Composite Video2 S Video2 Composite Video3 S Video3 Composite DVD Component DVD S DVD Composite TV/SAT Component TV/SAT S TV/SAT Composite HDMI1 HDMI2 HDMI3 Assignable audio Video1 OPT input jacks Video2 OPT Video3 OPT TV/SAT OPT...
  • Page 93: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. SCREEN Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change as follows. Input name you selected t Original input name t Sound field type t Volume... You cannot switch the display while “GUI ON”...
  • Page 94 About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when sub woofer selection is set to “YES” and the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jack (page 71). While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a sub woofer signal based on the L.F.E.
  • Page 95 Name Function C ;DIGITAL Lights up when the receiver (EX) is decoding Dolby Digital Surround signals. When the receiver is decoding Dolby Digital Surround EX signals, “;DIGITAL EX” also lights up. When playing a Dolby Digital format disc, be sure that you have made digital connections and that INPUT MODE is not set to...
  • Page 96 Name Function S L.F.E. Lights up when the disc being played back contains an L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effect) channel and the L.F.E. channel signal is actually being reproduced, the bars underneath the letters light up to indicate the level. Since the L.F.E. signal is not recorded in all parts of the input signal the bar indication will fluctuate...
  • Page 97: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. SHIFT SLEEP Press SHIFT then press SLEEP repeatedly. Each time you press , the display SLEEP changes cyclically as follows: When Sleep Timer is being used, “SLEEP” lights up.
  • Page 98: Listening To The Sound In Another Zone (zone 2/zone 3 Operations)

    3. When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can also operate both a component in the main zone and Sony receiver in zone 2 or zone 3 from zone 2 (or 3). Use the RM-AAU009 remote for the operation.
  • Page 99 1:Zone 2 connections 1 Outputs sound from speakers in zone 2 using the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS terminals of the receiver. Main zone STR-DA5200ES ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS A Audio component B Video component C IR repeater (not supplied) D Speakers Zone 2 monitor...
  • Page 100 STR-DA5200ES ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT ZONE 2 AUDIO OUT A Audio component B Video component C IR repeater (not supplied) D Sony Amplifier/Receiver E Speakers 2:Zone 3 connections Main room STR-DA5200ES ZONE 3 AUDIO OUT A Audio component B Video component...
  • Page 101 Setting audio/video output signals to the zone 2/zone 3 Choose “Multi Zone” in the Settings menu (page 54). Press V/v to select the zone to which you want to output audio/video signals, then press Main (this receiver) is always selected. If you do not change the setting, proceed to step 4.
  • Page 102: Installer Mode

    • INPUT (for “Main” only) Lets you turn on the output of 12V triggers when the preset input is selected. When you select “Input,” the setting display which sets each input trigger to on/off appears. Press V/v to select the input, then press to check the box.
  • Page 103: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    Using a bi-amplifier connection If you are not using surround back speakers, you can use the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS terminals for the front speakers for use with a bi-amplifier connection. To connect speakers Front speaker Connect the jacks on the Lo (or Hi) side of the front speakers to the FRONT SPEAKERS A jacks, and connect the jacks on the Hi (or Lo) side of the front speakers to the SURROUND...
  • Page 104: Using The Control S Control System

    Using the CONTROL S Control System If you have a CONTROL S-compatible Sony TV, satellite tuner, monitor, DVD player or VCR, use a CONTROL S connecting cord (not supplied) to connect the CTRL S IN (for TV, satellite tuner, or monitor) or CTRL S OUT (for VCR, etc.) jack on the receiver to the...
  • Page 105: Operating Without A Gui (graphical User Interface)

    Operating without a GUI (Graphical User Interface) You can operate this receiver using the display even if you do not use a GUI when a TV monitor is not connected. Press ON SCREEN to switch to “GUI OFF” when “GUI ON” appears on the display.
  • Page 106 Press V/v repeatedly to select the parameter, then press AUTO EQ type Explanation ENGINEER Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. FULL FLAT Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat.
  • Page 107: Tuning Radio Stations

    You can also use the 2CH, A.F.D., MOVIE, or MUSIC buttons on the receiver. Listening to the sound without any adjustment (2CH ANALOG DIRECT) Press SHIFT then press A.DIRECT. Listening to the FM/AM radio For details on the tuner function, see “Tuner Operations”...
  • Page 108: Displaying Rds Information

    Text messages sent by the RDS station. Listening to a Sony digital music player For details on how to connect a Sony digital music player to this receiver, refer to “Listening to the music of a USB device” (page 86).
  • Page 109 Turn on the main receiver (this receiver). Press ZONE 2 or ZONE 3. The remote switches to zone 2 mode or zone 3. Turn on the amplifier in zone 2 or zone 3. Press one of the input buttons on the remote to select the source signals you want to output.
  • Page 110: Using The Remote

    When you program the remote to control the following Sony or non-Sony components, you can use the buttons on the remote that are marked with circles. Note, however, that some buttons may not operate your component.
  • Page 111 Table of buttons used to control each component TV VCR Blu-ray Component player, Disk DVD/ player combo Button AV ?/1, ?/1 (after pressing TV) Numeric buttons MEMORY/ENTER CLEAR/D.TUNING/ >10/-/-- DISPLAY OPTIONS/TOOLS RETURN/EXIT V/v/B/b MENU ./> ALBAUM +/–, B·/·b m/TUNING –, M/TUNING + H, X, x DISK SKIP...
  • Page 112: Programming The Remote

    The procedure below uses as an example a case in which a VCR made by a company other than Sony is connected to the VIDEO 2 IN jacks on the receiver. Before you begin, note that: –...
  • Page 113 • All of the input buttons on this remote may not be available when used with your particular component. To control a CD player Maker Code(s) SONY 101, 102, 103 DENON 104, 123 105, 106, 107 KENWOOD 108, 109, 110...
  • Page 114 TELEFUNKEN 751, 752 TOSHIBA 747, 755, 756 ZENITH * If an AIWA VCR does not work even though you enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony instead. To control a DVD player Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402, 403...
  • Page 115: Performing Several Commands In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    Performing several commands in sequence automatically (Macro Play) The Macro Play function lets you link several commands in a sequential order as a single command. The remote provides 2 macro lists (MACRO 1 and MACRO 2). You can specify up to 20 commands for each macro list.
  • Page 116 Press the button for the operation you want to perform to learn the function as follows. Press Operations to be programmed H, x, X, Performs the operation M, m, of the button. ., > The input Switches inputs. button for more than 1 second MACRO 1 or Make a one second...
  • Page 117: Setting Remote Control Codes That Are Not Stored In The Commander

    Setting remote control codes that are not stored in the commander Even if a remote control code is not one of the presets stored in the remote, it is possible for the remote to learn the code using the Learning function.
  • Page 118: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    Using a command that has been learned When selecting a learned input, press the button used to learn that function. To erase the learned code Press TV while pressing RM SET UP. Press the input button (VIDEO 1 in the example) for which you want to clear the setting.
  • Page 119: Changing Button Assignments (rm-aau009 Only)

    Changing button assignments (RM-AAU009 only) You can change the factory settings of the input buttons to suit the components in your system. For example, if you connect a DVD player to the VIDEO 2 IN jacks on the receiver, you can set the VIDEO 2 button on this remote to control the DVD player.
  • Page 120 Corresponding Press categories TV/SAT twice Tape deck-A TAPE once Tape deck-B TAPE twice MD deck MD/DAT once DAT deck MD/DAT twice CD player-1 SA-CD/CD once CD player-2 SA-CD/CD twice CD player-3 SA-CD/CD three times VIDEO CD player VIDEO 1, then SA-CD/ To clear all remote button assignments Hold down RM SET UP, then press ?/1.
  • Page 121: Glossary

    The frequency at which two speaker’s frequencies intersect. x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) Unique sound reproduction technology for home theater developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound”...
  • Page 122: Dynamic Range

    existing stereo recorded content can also be reproduced in 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels). x Dolby Surround (Dolby Pro Logic) Audio processing technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Center and mono surround information is matrixed into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and output in 4 channels surround sound.
  • Page 123: Precautions

    x Progressive A scanning method that draws all scanning lines sequentially, as opposed to interlaced scanning where all the odd and then all the even lines are drawn. x Sampling frequency To convert analog audio to digital, analog data should be quantified. This process is called sampling, and the number of times per second the analog data is quantified is called the sampling frequency.
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Audio There is no sound, no matter which component is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard.
  • Page 125 There is no sound from one of the front speakers. • Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack to verify that sound is output from the headphones. If only one channel is output from the headphones, the component may not be connected to the receiver correctly.
  • Page 126 • Check the USB device to make sure it supports this receiver. For details on supported portable audio products, see “A list of Playable USB Devices” supplied with this receiver. Or consult your Sony dealer for information on supported portable audio products. Video...
  • Page 127 • When component input signals other than 480p are output, use the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack and set “Video Convert” to “OFF.” The source image input from the HDMI jack is not output from the receiver or the TV speaker connected to the receiver.
  • Page 128: Specifications

    (page 37). • Make sure you select the correct input on the remote. • When you operate a programmed non- Sony component, the remote may not function properly depending on the model and the maker of the component. Error messages If there is a malfunction, the display shows a code of two numbers and a message.
  • Page 129 Reference Power Output (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%) FRONT 150 W + 150 W CENTER 150 W SURROUND 150 W + 150 W SURROUND BACK 150 W + 150 W Reference Power Output (4 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%) FRONT 150 W + 150 W CENTER...
  • Page 130 USB section Bit rate ATRAC: 48 – 352 kbps (ATRAC3 plus), 66/105/132 kbps (ATRAC3) MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 8 – 320 kbps, VBR WMA: 48 – 192 kbps, VBR Sampling frequencies ATRAC: 44.1 kHz MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32/44.1/48 kHz WMA: 44.1 kHz...
  • Page 131: Index

    Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal 25 Numerics 2 channel 59 2ch Analog Direct 59 2ch Stereo 59 5.1 channel 15 7.1 channel 15 A.F.D. 60 AC power cord 36 Adjusting audio 55 sound effect 69 system 57 video 56 Auto Calibration 42 AUTOBETICAL 79 BI-AMP 103...
  • Page 132 RDS 82 Recording onto a MiniDisc or audio tape 97 onto a video tape 98 Remote All clear 118 Before use 37 Learning 117 Macro play 115 Operating each component 110 Programming 112 RM-AAL006 10 RM-AAU009 13 Resetting 128 Satellite tuner 31 SB Dec Mode 67 SB Decoding 66 Settings...

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