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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER VSX-81TXV VSX-81TXV Register your product at www.pioneerelectronics.com (US) www.pioneerelectronics.ca (Canada) • Protect your new investment The details of your purchase will be on file for reference in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft. •...
  • Page 2 (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Product Name: AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER Model Number: VSX-81TXV, VSX-81TXV-S Responsible Party Name: PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE INC. Address: 1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90801-1760, USA Phone: 310–952–2915...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ INSTRUCTIONS —...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference. Contents 01 Before you start Features .
  • Page 5 08 Other connections Connecting an iPod ......46 Connecting your iPod to the receiver ... . 46 Playing music from your iPod .
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before you start Chapter 1: Before you start Features • Advanced Direct Energy design This receiver offers a new advancement in discrete design unique to Pioneer for high-power drivability, low distortion and stable imaging. Through symmetrical placement of power amplification units, this receiver generates equal amplifier power to all channels, eliminating the possibility of one channel dominating a particular sound field.
  • Page 7: Ventilation

    Before you start Ventilation When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat dispersal (at least 8 in. (20 cm) at the top). If not enough space is provided between the unit and walls or other equipment, heat will build up inside, interfering with performance and/or causing malfunctions.
  • Page 8: 02 5 Minute Guide

    5 minute guide Chapter 2: 5 minute guide Introduction to home theater Home theater refers to the use of multiple audio tracks to create a surround sound effect, making you feel like you're in the middle of the action or concert. The surround sound you get from a home theater system depends not only on your speaker setup, but also on the source and the sound settings of the receiver.
  • Page 9 5 minute guide SYSTEM OFF RECEIVER INPUT SOURCE DIALOG E SELECT D.ACCESS AV PARAMETER TOP MENU TUNE DTV MENU SETUP DVR 2 TUNE DVR1 TV CTRL CATEGORY GUIDE TV CONTROL CD-R/TAPE HDMI2 XM RADIO ROOM 2 iPod HDMI1 TUNER RECEIVER INPUT TV VOL SELECT...
  • Page 10: Problems When Using The Auto Mcacc Setup

    5 minute guide Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup 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. Check for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch them off if necessary.
  • Page 11: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment Chapter 3 Connecting your equipment This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This page explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system. Rear panel TV/SAT DVR/VCR1...
  • Page 12: When Making Cable Connections

    Connecting your equipment 11 Audio/video source inputs/(outputs) (x6) Use for connection to audio/visual sources, such as DVD players/recorders, VCRs, etc. Each set of inputs has jacks for composite video, S-video and stereo analog audio. Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video sources on page 14.
  • Page 13: Connecting Your Tv And Dvd Player

    Connecting your equipment Connecting your TV and DVD player VIDEO VSX-81TXV MULTI-ROOM & SOURCE ANTENNA OPTICAL ROOM 2(ZONE 2) IN 1 DIGITAL COMPONENT VIDEO IN 2 (DVR/ VCR1) IN 2 (TV/SAT) IN 3 ASSIGNABLE (CD) RS-232C S-VIDEO ASSIG- NABLE HDMI CONTROL iPod VIDEO...
  • Page 14: Connecting A Dvd/hdd Recorder, Vcr And Other

    Connecting your equipment Connect an optical-type your set-top box to the OPTICAL 2 (TV/SAT) input. Use an optical cable for the connection. Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video sources This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video devices, including DVD/HDD recorders and VCRs.
  • Page 15: Connecting Digital Audio Sources

    Connecting your equipment VSX-81TXV MULTI-ROOM & SOURCE ANTENNA OPTICAL ROOM 2(ZONE 2) DIGITAL IN 1 COMPONENT VIDEO IN 2 (DVR/ VCR1) IN 2 (TV/SAT) IN 3 ASSIGNABLE (CD) RS-232C S-VIDEO ASSIG- NABLE HDMI CONTROL iPod VIDEO AUDIO IN 1 (DVD/LD) IN 2 (DVR/VCR2) CD-R/TAPE/MD...
  • Page 16: About The Wma9 Pro Decoder

    Connecting your equipment About the WMA9 Pro decoder This unit has an on-board Windows Media Professional (WMA9 Pro) decoder, so it is possible to playback WMA9 Pro-encoded audio using a coaxial or optical digital connection when connected to a WMA9 Pro-compatible player.
  • Page 17: Installing Your Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment Installing your speaker system To take full advantage of the receiver’s surround sound capabilities connect front, center, surround and surround back speakers, as well as a subwoofer. Although this is ideal, other configurations with fewer speakers—no subwoofer or no center speaker, or even no surround speakers—will work.
  • Page 18: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment Bare wire connections Make sure that the speaker cable you’re going to use is properly prepared with about from each wire, and the exposed wire strands twisted together (fig. A). To connect a terminal, unscrew the terminal a few turns until there is enough space to insert the exposed wire (fig.
  • Page 19: Thx Speaker System Setup

    Connecting your equipment The diagrams below show suggested surround and surround back speaker orientation. The first diagram (fig. A) shows orientation with one surround back speaker (or none) connected. The second ( fig. B) shows orientation with two surround back speakers connected. º...
  • Page 20: Connecting External Antennas

    Connecting your equipment Connecting external antennas To improve FM reception connect an external FM antenna to the FM UNBAL 75 Ω terminal. 75 Ω coaxial cable ANTENNA FM UNBAL 75 Ω To improve AM reception, connect a 15 ft. to 18 ft. length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM LOOP terminals without disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.
  • Page 21: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 4: Controls and displays Front panel PHASE STANDBY / ON CONTROL MULTI ROOM LISTENING DVD/LD TV/SAT ON/OFF CONTROL MODE ENTER MULTI JOG PHONES SYSTEM SETUP SYSTEM TUNING/ RETURN TONE SETUP STATION MULTI JOG MULTI JOG dial Use the MULTI JOG dial to select various settings and menu options.
  • Page 22: Operating Range Of Remote Control Unit

    Controls and displays 15 VIDEO/GAME INPUT See Connecting a component to the front panel inputs on page 16. 16 MCACC SETUP MIC jack Use to connect the supplied microphone. 17 SYSTEM SETUP Press to access the System Setup menu (see page 33). 18 RETURN Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
  • Page 23: Display

    Controls and displays Display SIGNAL AUTO WMA9 Pro HDMI SBL SB DIGITAL ANALOG STREAM DIRECT PRO LOGIC ADV.SURROUND STEREO STANDARD SLEEP SIGNAL indicators Light to indicate the currently selected input signal. AUTO lights when the receiver is set to select the input signal automatically (page 29).
  • Page 24: Remote Control

    Controls and displays Remote control RECEIVER INPUT SELECT CD-R/TAPE HDMI2 iPod HDMI1 SLEEP DIALOG E D.ACCESS AV PARAMETER TOP MENU TUNE DTV MENU SETUP TUNE CATEGORY GUIDE TV CONTROL INPUT TV VOL SELECT DTV ON/OFF AUDIO SUBTITLE DISP STATUS SIGNAL SEL MULTI OPE SHIFT PHASE...
  • Page 25 Controls and displays (TUNE/ST) / ENTER Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround sound system (page 33) and the AV options (page 61). Also used to control DVD menus/options and for deck 1 of a double cassette deck player. Use the TUNE buttons to find radio frequencies and use ST find preset stations (page 31).
  • Page 26: Listening To Your System

    Listening to your system Chapter 5: Listening to your system Important • The listening modes and many features described in this section may not be available depending on the current source, settings and status of the receiver. See Listening modes with different input signal formats on page 79 for more on this.
  • Page 27: Using The Home Thx Modes

    Listening to your system • 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above (only available when you’re using two surround back speakers) • 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above • Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back channel sound for 5.1 channel sources and provides pure decoding for 6.1 channel sources (like Dolby Digital Surround EX)
  • Page 28: Listening In Stereo

    Listening to your system • When an Advanced Surround listening mode is selected (except ADV. VIR. SURR.), the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the AV options on page 61. Listening in stereo When you select STEREO, you will hear the source through just the front left and right speakers (and possibly your subwoofer depending on your speaker settings).
  • Page 29: Choosing The Input Signal

    Listening to your system Choosing the input signal You need to hook up a component to both analog and digital inputs on the receiver to select between input signals. STATUS SIGNAL SEL SBch STEREO MULTI OPE STANDARD ADV.SURR SHIFT PHASE MCACC S.DIRECT RECEIVER...
  • Page 30: Using Midnight And Loudness

    Listening to your system • VirtualSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is switched off Type of source Dolby Digital EX/DTS-ES/WMA9 Pro encoded multichannel sources with 6.1ch surround Dolby Digital/DTS/WMA9 Pro encoded and DVD-Audio multichannel sources Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM/WMA9 Pro encoded and DVD-Audio stereo sources Analog 2-channel (stereo) sources a.
  • Page 31: Using The Tuner

    Using the tuner Chapter 6: Using the tuner Listening to the radio 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 station below.
  • Page 32: Naming Station Presets

    Using the tuner Naming station presets For easier identification, you can name your station presets. Choose the station preset you want to name. See Listening to station presets below for how to do this. Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT). The display shows STATION NAME, then a blinking cursor at the first character position.
  • Page 33: The System Setup Menu

    The System Setup menu Chapter 7: The System Setup menu Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu The following section shows you how to make detailed settings to specify how you’re using the receiver (for example, if you want to set up two speaker systems in separate rooms), and also explains how to fine-tune individual speaker system settings to your liking.
  • Page 34 The System Setup menu Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone. S -VIDEO VIDEO/GAME INPUT VIDEO AUDIO R PHONES SYSTEM TUNING/ TUNER SETUP RETURN TONE...
  • Page 35: Surround Back Speaker Setting

    The System Setup menu • With error messages (such as Ambient Noise or Microphone Check) select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 10) and verifying the mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select OK and continue.
  • Page 36: Manual Mcacc Setup

    The System Setup menu Select ‘Surr Back System’ from the System Setup menu. See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu above if you’re not already at this screen. System Setup 1.Auto MCACC 2.Surr Back System 3.Manual MCACC 4.Data Management 5.Manual SP Setup 6.Input Setup 7.Other Setup...
  • Page 37: Fine Speaker Distance

    The System Setup menu The volume increases to the 0 dB reference level. 3.Manual MCACC 3a.Fine Channel Level a.Fine Ch Level b.Fine SP Distance c.Standing Wave Please Wait... d.EQ Adjust e.EQ Professional Caution! Loud test tones will be output. :Return Adjust the level of the left channel.
  • Page 38: Acoustic Calibration Eq

    The System Setup menu frequencies. Depending on speaker placement, your listening position, and ultimately the shape of your room, it results in an overly resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The Standing Wave Control uses filters to reduce the effect of overly resonant sounds in your listening area. During playback of a source, you can customize the filters used for Standing Wave Control for each of your MCACC presets.
  • Page 39 The System Setup menu How to use Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ If you find that lower frequencies seem overly reverberant in your listening room (i.e. it sounds `boomy'), or that different channels seem to exhibit different reverb characteristics, select Aco Cal EQ Pro. (or ALL) for the Auto Mode setting in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 33 to calibrate the room automatically.
  • Page 40 The System Setup menu Using Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ Select ‘EQ Professional’ then press ENTER. 3.Manual MCACC a.Fine Ch Level b.Fine SP Distance c.Standing Wave d.EQ Adjust e.EQ Professional :Return Select an option and press ENTER. • Reverb Measurement – Use this to measure the reverb characteristics of your room (for graphical output using a PC, see Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 57 to connect an RS-232C...
  • Page 41: Data Management

    The System Setup menu After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is set, you are given the option to check the settings on-screen. Data Management This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listening positions (or frequency adjustments for the same listening position).
  • Page 42: Manual Speaker Setup

    The System Setup menu Select the MCACC preset you’ll be copying the settings ‘From’ then specify where you want to copy them (‘To’). Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone). Select ‘Copy’ to confirm and copy the settings. Copy Complete! shows in the OSD to confirm the MCACC preset has been copied, then you automatically return to the Data Management setup menu.
  • Page 43: Channel Level

    The System Setup menu Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the Manual SP Setup menu. 5.Manual SP Setup 5a.Speaker Setting a.Speaker Setting Front SMALL b.Channel Level Center [ SMALL ] c.Speaker Distance Surr [ SMALL ] d.Bass Peak Level [ SMALL x2 ] e.X-Curve SUB W.
  • Page 44: Speaker Distance

    The System Setup menu Adjust the level of each channel using the buttons. If you selected Manual, use Auto setup will output test tones in the order shown on- screen: 5b.Channel Level 0.0dB 0.0dB ] 0.0dB ] 0.0dB ] 0.0dB ] 0.0dB ] 0.0dB ] 0.0dB ]...
  • Page 45: X-curve

    The System Setup menu X-Curve Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too bright when played back in large rooms. The X-Curve setting acts as a kind of re-equalization for home theater listening, and restores proper tonal balance of movie soundtracks. Select ‘X-Curve’...
  • Page 46: Other Connections

    Other connections Chapter 8: Other connections Caution • Make sure the power is switched off before making or changing the connections. Connecting an iPod This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of your iPod using the controls of this receiver.
  • Page 47: Using Xm Radio

    Other connections • Use to move to previous/next levels. Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press to start playback. Navigation through categories on your iPod looks like this: Playlist Song Artist Album Song Album Song Song Genre...
  • Page 48: Listening To Xm Radio

    Other connections Listening to XM Radio After connecting, you will be able to use this receiver to select channels and navigate categories using the on- screen display. The information displayed is as follows: XM Satellite Radio Decades Fifties (50's) Remy Sherman Lovin' You Selecting channels and browsing by genre From the XM Channel Guide, you can browse XM Radio...
  • Page 49: Connecting Using Hdmi

    Other connections Connecting using HDMI If you have a HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped compo- nent, you can connect it to this receiver using a commer- cially available HDMI cable. The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the connected component is compatible with, including DVD-Video, DVD-Audio (see below for limitations), Video CD/Super VCD, CD and MP3.
  • Page 50: Connecting The Multichannel Analog Inputs

    Other connections HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel surround-sound audio. HDMI features include uncom- pressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2 gigabytes per second (with HDTV signals), one connector (instead of several cables and connectors), and communication between the AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.
  • Page 51: Switching The Speaker System

    Other connections Switching the speaker system If you selected 2nd Zone in Surround back speaker setting on page 35, three speaker system settings are possible using the SPEAKERS button. If you selected Normal (SB) or Front Bi-Amp, the button will simply switch your main speaker system on or off.
  • Page 52: Bi-wiring Your Speakers

    Other connections Bi-wiring your speakers The reasons for bi-wiring are basically the same as bi- amping, but additionally, interference effects within the wire could be reduced, producing better sound. Again, to do this your speakers must be bi-wireable (that is they must have separate terminals for the high and low frequencies).
  • Page 53: Multi-room Listening

    Other connections Multi-room listening This receiver can power two independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper multi- room connections. Different sources can be playing in both rooms at the same time or, depending on your needs, the same source can also be used. The main and sub rooms have independent power (the main room power can be off while the sub room is on) and the sub room can be controlled by the front panel controls.
  • Page 54: Connecting An Ir Receiver

    Other connections Press CONTROL. Make sure that any operations for the sub room are done while MULTI-ROOM shows in the display. If MULTI- ROOM is not showing, the front panel controls affect the main room only. Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the source for the room you have selected.
  • Page 55: Switching Components On And Off Using The 12 Volt Trigger

    Other connections Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger You can connect a component in your system (such as a screen or projector) to this receiver so that it switches on or off using a 12 volt trigger when you select an input function.
  • Page 56: Using The Sr+ Mode With A Pioneer Plasma Display

    Other connections • Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable to connect the CONTROL IN jack of this receiver with the CONTROL OUT jack of your plasma display. VIDEO Pioneer plasma INPUT 1 display DVD player DVD/LD AUDIO IN STANDBY / ON PHASE CONTROL MULTI ROOM...
  • Page 57: Connecting A Pc For Advanced Mcacc Output

    Other connections Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output If you use the Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ (see page 38) to measure the reverb characteristics of your listening room, you can check the results graphically using a computer connected to this receiver. Use a commercially-available RS-232C cable to connect the RS- 232C jack on your computer to the 9-pin RS-232C jack on the back panel of this receiver (the cable must be cross...
  • Page 58: Other Settings

    Other Settings Chapter 9: Other Settings The Input Setup menu You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according to the default settings (see Input function default and possible settings below). In this case, you need to tell the receiver what equipment is hooked up to which terminal so the buttons on the remote correspond to the components you’ve connected.
  • Page 59: The Other Setup Menu

    Other Settings Input Terminals Input source Digital VIDEO/GAME (Fixed) ì HDMI 1 ì HDMI 2 OPT 3 CD-R/TAPE/MD TUNER MULTI CH IN iPod The Other Setup menu The Other Setup menu is where you can make customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver.
  • Page 60: Osd Adjustment

    Other Settings Select ‘SR+ Setup’ from the Other Setup menu. 7.Other Setup a.Multi Room Setup b.SR+ Setup c.OSD Adjustment :Return Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting you want. • OFF – The receiver does not control the volume of the plasma display.
  • Page 61: Setting The Av Options

    Using other functions Chapter 10 Using other functions Setting the AV options There are a number of additional sound and picture settings you can make using the AV Parameter menu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold. Important •...
  • Page 62: Making An Audio Or A Video Recording

    Using other functions Making an audio or a video recording You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to the receiver (such as a CD player or TV). Keep in mind you can't make a digital recording from an analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the components you are recording to/from are hooked up in...
  • Page 63: Dimming The Display

    Using other functions • Press RECEIVER then press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep time. 30 min 60 min 90 min • You can check the remaining sleep time at any time by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will cycle through the sleep options again. Dimming the display You can choose between four brightness levels for the front panel display.
  • Page 64: Default System Settings

    Using other functions Default system settings Setting HDMI Audio Digital Video Conversion Speakers Surround Back System Speaker System Front Center Surr. Crossover Bass Peak Level X-Curve THX Audio Setting Inputs See Input function default and possible settings on page 58. Multi Room Room 2 Volume Type Room 2 IR Receiver Type...
  • Page 65: Controlling The Rest Of Your System

    Controlling the rest of your system Chapter 11: Controlling the rest of your system Setting the remote to control other components Most components can be assigned to one of the input source buttons (such as DVD/LD or CD) using the component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the remote.
  • Page 66: Erasing One Of The Remote Control Button Settings

    Controlling the rest of your system • The remote controls should be 1 to 2 inches apart. 1 to 2 inches Press the corresponding button on the other remote control that is sending (teaching) the signal to this receiver’s remote control. For example, if you want to learn the playback control signal, press and hold briefly.
  • Page 67: Renaming Input Source Names

    Controlling the rest of your system Press the button of the component for which you want to check the preset code, then press ENTER. The brand name and preset code appears in the display for three seconds. Renaming input source names You can customize the names that appear on the remote LCD when you select an input source (for example, you could change the name of DVR 1 to HDD/DVR).
  • Page 68: Using Multi Operations

    Controlling the rest of your system If necessary, press the input source button for the component whose command you want to input. This is only necessary if the command is for a new component (input source). Select the button for the command you want to input.
  • Page 69: Controls For Tvs

    Controlling the rest of your system Controls for TVs This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes or teaching the receiver the commands (see Setting the remote to control other components on page 65 for more on this). Use the input source buttons to select the component.
  • Page 70: Operating Other Pioneer Components With This Unit's Sensor

    Controlling the rest of your system Button (s) Function ENTER/ Chooses the disc. DISC Use as the ENTER button. Displays the setup screen for DVR players. Changes sides of the LD. TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD player.
  • Page 71: Additional Information

    Additional information Chapter 12: Additional information Troubleshooting Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used.
  • Page 72: Other Audio Problems

    Additional information Symptom No sound from surround back speakers. No sound from subwoofer. No sound from one speaker. Sound is produced from analog components, but not from digital ones (DVD, LD, CD-ROM etc.). No sound is output or a noise is output when Dolby Digital/DTS software is played back.
  • Page 73: Video

    Additional information Symptom Remedy Can't record audio. • You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording from an analog source. • For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected. •...
  • Page 74: Display

    Additional information Symptom After using the Auto MCACC Setup, the speaker size setting is incorrect. Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker Distance setting (page 37) properly. The display shows KEY LOCK ON when you try to make settings. Most recent settings have been erased.
  • Page 75: Remote Control

    Additional information Symptom Remedy When playing Dolby Digital or • Check that the player is connected using a digital connection. DTS sources, the receiver’s • Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 29). format indicators do not light.
  • Page 76: Ipod Messages

    Additional information iPod messages Symptom Cause Error I1 There is a problem with the signal path from the iPod to the receiver. Error I2 The software version being used with the iPod needs to be updated. No Track There are no playable songs currently stored in the iPod.
  • Page 77: Surround Sound Formats

    Additional information Surround sound formats Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes. Dolby The Dolby technologies are explained below. See www.dolby.com for more detailed information. Dolby Digital Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding system widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD and digital...
  • Page 78: About Thx

    Additional information WMA9 Pro can support up to 5.1/7.1 channel playback with sampling rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. Using the unique WMA compression techniques, WMA9 Pro can deliver multichannel music and soundtracks over high-speed internet networks at low bit rates with minimal audio degradation.
  • Page 79: Listening Modes With Different Input Signal Formats

    Additional information the THX Surround EX playback mode, otherwise THX Select2 Cinema mode will apply ASA processing to provide optimum replay. • THX MusicMode For the replay of multi-channel music the THX MusicMode should be selected. In this mode THX ASA processing is applied to the surround channels of all 5.1 encoded music sources such as DTS, Dolby Digital and DVD-Audio to provide a wide stable rear soundstage.
  • Page 80 Additional information Multichannel signal formats SBch Processing Input signal format SBch WMA9 Pro (6.1/7.1 channel) Processing Dolby Digital EX (6.1 channel flagged) (7.1 channel decoding used for all sources) DTS-ES (6.1 channel sources/6.1 channel flagged) DTS and DTS 96/24 (5.1 channel encoding) Dolby Digital WMA9 Pro DVD-A...
  • Page 81: Stream Direct With Different Input Signal Formats

    Additional information Stream direct with different input signal formats The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct mode (see Using Stream Direct on page 28) you have selected. Stereo (2 channel) signal formats Surround Back speaker(s) Connected (Maximum 7.1 channel...
  • Page 82: Specifications

    Additional information Specifications Amplifier section Continuous average power output of 110 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz with no more than 0.09 %** total harmonic distortion (front). Continuous Power Output (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 8 Ω, 0.09 %) Front.
  • Page 83 Additional information Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level.
  • Page 84 Should this product require service in the U.S.A. and you wish to locate the nearest Pioneer Authorized Independent Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts, operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown below. Please do not ship your product to Pioneer without first calling the Customer Support Division at the above listed number for assistance.

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