Pioneer SX-316-S Operating Instructions Manual: Using The Advanced Surround Effects; Setting The Effect Options

Pioneer operating instructions audio multi-channel receiver sx-316-s.
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Listening to your system

Using the Advanced surround effects

Try different settings with various soundtracks
to see which you like.
RECEIVER
DVD
F.AUDIO
CD
STANDARD
Press ADV.SURR. (ADVANCED SURR)
repeatedly to select a listening mode.
• ADV. MOVIE – Suitable for movie sources.
• ADV. MUSIC – Suitable for music sources.
• TV SURR. – Provides surround sound for
both mono and stereo TV sources.
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs.
• ADV. GAME – Suitable for video games.
• EXPANDED – Simulates multichannel
surround sound for two-channel sources.
• EX.POWER (Extra Power) – Gives multi-
channel sound to a stereo source, using all
of your speakers.
• VIR. SURR. – A virtual surround effect
using just the subwoofer and front
speakers.
• PHONESUR. (Phones Surround) –
Creates the effect of overall surround with
headphones.
Note
1 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).
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SLEEP
DIMMER ANALOG ATT
INPUT SELECTOR
TV
DVR
RECEIVER
CD-R
FM
AM
MIDNIGHT/
ADV.SURR
STEREO
LOUDNESS
Setting the effect options
When using surround effects, there are a
number of settings you can adjust.
S.RETRIEVER
EFFECT/CH SEL
DVD/DVR
1
Press EFFECT/CH SEL repeatedly to select
the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status / mode of the
receiver, certain options may not appear.
Check the table below for notes on this.
2
Use the LEVEL +/– buttons to set it as
necessary.
See the table below for the options available for
each setting. The defaults, if not stated, are
listed in bold.
3
Press EFFECT/CH SEL again to adjust
other settings .
Setting
What it does
Center
Spreads the center channel
a
between the front right and left
Width
1
speakers, making it sound
wider (higher settings) or
narrower (lower settings).
a
Adjusts the surround sound
Dimension
balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant
(minus settings), or more
forward (positive settings).
a
Extends the front stereo image
Panorama
to include surround speakers
for a 'wraparound' effect.
Effect
Sets the effect level for the
currently selected Advanced
Surround mode (each mode
can be set separately).
a. Only available with 2ch sources in Dolby Pro Logic II Music
mode.
b. For all Advanced Surround modes except EX. POWER the
default Effect setting is 70. The default setting for EX. POW-
ER is 90.
RETURN
VOLUME
LEVEL
MUTE
HDD
DVD
SUBTITLE
CH
CH
Options
0 to 7
Default: 3
–3 to +3
Default: 0
OFF
ON
10 to 90
b

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