The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. TA-AV571 Serial No.
About This Manual Conventions • The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the amplifier. You can also use the controls on the remote if they have the same or similar names as those on the amplifier. • A “Quick Reference Guide” is supplied on the back cover.
Getting Started Unpacking Check that you received the following items with the amplifier: • Remote controller (remote) (1) • Size AA (R6) batteries (2) Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two size AA (R6) batteries in accordance with the + and – marking on the battery compartment. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor g on the amplifier.
Audio/Video Component Hookups Overview This section describes how to connect your audio and video (audio signal only) components to the amplifier, so you can listen to stereo sources in surround sound. For specific locations of the jacks, see the illustration below.
Getting Started Amplifier VIDEO 1 AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN LD player/TV game Amplifier VIDEO 2 AUDIO IN Where do I go next? Go on to the next section to connect the speakers. Speaker System Hookups OUTPUT INPUT AUDIO AUDIO Overview This section describes how to connect your speakers to the amplifier.
Hookups Front speakers Front speaker Amplifier FRONT CENTER SPEAKERS SPEAKER Rear and center speakers Amplifier REAR Rear Center SPEAKERS speaker speaker FRONT CENTER SPEAKERS SPEAKER Active woofer Active woofer Amplifier INPUT AUDIO OUT Where do I go next? Go on to the next section to connect the AC power cord and complete your home theater system.
Amplifier Operations Amplifier Operations Selecting a Component To listen to a connected component, first select the function on the amplifier or with the remote. • Before you begin, make sure you have connected all components securely and correctly as indicated on pages 5 to 7.
Using the remote Z The remote lets you operate the amplifier and the Sony components that are connected to it. FUNCTION (VIDEO 1/2, – TAPE, CD, · TUNER) Press SYSTEM POWER to turn on the amplifier. Press one of the FUNCTION buttons to select the...
Using Sound Fields Choosing a Surround Mode You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the three pre-programmed surround modes according to the type of program you wish to play. DOLBY PRO SURROUND indicators LOGIC indicator (DOLBY/HALL/SIMULATED) SURROUND MODE (DOLBY/HALL/SIMULATED)
Getting the Most Out of Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound To obtain the best possible Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound, first select the center mode. Then, adjust the volume of each speaker. Note that you must connect the rear speakers and/or a center speaker to do the following adjustments.
Using Sound Fields Adjusting the speaker volume Z The test tone feature lets you set the volume of your speakers to the same level. (If all of your speakers have equal performance, you don’t have to adjust the speaker volume.) Using the controls on the remote lets you adjust the volume level from your listening position.
Using Preset Sound Fields You can take advantage of sound fields simply by selecting one of the five pre-programmed ones according to the program you want to play. SOUND FIELD Press one of the SOUND FIELD buttons so that the sound field you wish to is displayed. Select the appropriate sound field as follows: Press To reproduce...
Specifications Audio power specifications POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 8 ohm loads both channels driven, from 70 - 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.9 % total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Additional Information Glossary Center mode Setting of speakers to enhance Dolby Pro Logic Surround mode. To obtain the best possible surround sound, select one of the following four center modes according to your speaker system. • NORMAL mode Select NORMAL mode if you have front and rear speakers and a small center speaker.
Quick reference guide (back cover) Rear panel 5, 6, 7, 18 Recording on a tape or video tape 9 Remote 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19 controlling Sony components 9 Selecting a program source using the remote 9 Sound field preset 13...
Remote Button Descriptions For buttons not described on previous pages and buttons with names different from the buttons on the amplifier. Remote Operates Function Button CD player 1-10 Selects track or disc numbers. CD player >10 Selects track numbers over 10.* CD player TRACK + 1-10 Selects track numbers.**...
Quick Reference Guide Selecting a Component Example: Playing a CD Turn on the CD player. Start playing. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia Choosing a Surround Mode Example: Listening to Dolby Pro Logic Surround on a Laser disc VIDEO 2 DOLBY CENTER MODE Turn on the LD player.