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Operating Instructions



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    • Receive free tips, updates and service bulletins on your new product • Improve product development Your input helps us continue to design products that meet your needs. • Receive a free Pioneer newsletter Registered customers can opt in to receive a monthly newsletter. Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 VENTILATION CAUTION IMPORTANT When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation CAUTION (at least 40 cm at top, 20 cm at rear, and 20 cm at each RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK side).
  • Page 3 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. D8-10-1-3_A1_En Only use attachments/accessories specified by Read these instructions. CAUTION the manufacturer. Keep these instructions. This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or Heed all warnings.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read 03 Basic Setup 06 Playback with NETWORK features through these operating instructions so you will know how to Canceling the demo display ..... . . 23 Introduction .
  • Page 5 Contents 08 Control with HDMI function Making Control with HDMI connections....52 HDMI Setup ........52 Before using synchronization .
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before you start Flow of settings on the receiver The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an The Speaker System setting (VSX-1022 only) (page Checking what’s in the box abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily (Specify either using the surround back or front height after following the procedure below to make the connections Please check that you’ve received the following supplied...
  • Page 7: Controls And Displays

  • Page 8: Display

    Controls and displays iPod iPhone iPad/USB terminal DTS indicators Removing the front cover Use to connect your Apple iPod or USB mass storage device DTS – Lights when a source with DTS encoded audio as an audio source (page 21). signals is detected.
  • Page 9: Remote Control

    Controls and displays • The following buttons are not used with this receiver: Press BD, first to access: DVR/BDR Remote control – Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a Blu-ray TOP MENU PTY, SHIFT Disc/DVD. SLEEP – Displays the HOME MENU screen. HOME MENU Press to change the amount of time before the receiver RECEIVER...
  • Page 10: Loading The Batteries

    Controls and displays Number buttons and other component controls MUTE Operating range of remote control Use the number buttons to directly select a radio frequency Mutes/unmutes the sound. The remote control may not work properly if: (page 32) or the tracks on a CD, etc. There are other buttons DISP •...
  • Page 11: Connecting Your Equipment

    Chapter Connecting your equipment Important Some tips for improving sound quality Determining the speakers’ application Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on • VSX-1022 only: Both the surround back speakers and the By connecting the left and right front speakers (L/R), the the quality of the sound.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment • Surround and surround back speakers should be CAUTION positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and titled Connecting the speakers • These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. slight downward. Make sure the speakers don’t face each The receiver will work with just two stereo speakers (the front To prevent the risk of electric shock when connecting or other.
  • Page 13 Connecting your equipment VSX-1022 connection diagram VSX-822 connection diagram The front height terminals can also be used for Speaker B. Subwoofer Front right Front left Center Front height setting Front height left Front height right LINE LEVEL INPUT Speaker B setting Speaker B - right Speaker B - left HDMI...
  • Page 14: Switching The Speaker Terminal

    Connecting your equipment • If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting Switching the speaker terminal Making cable connections the resolution settings on your component or display. Note button to change the speaker system on or SPEAKERS that some components (such as video game units) have Make sure not to bend the cables over the top of this unit (as...
  • Page 15: Analog Audio Cables

    Connecting your equipment Component video cables (VSX-1022 only) Note Digital audio cables Use component video cables to get the best possible color ® • Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If HDMI cable other than Commercially available coaxial digital audio cables or optical reproduction of your video source.
  • Page 16: About The Video Converter (vsx-1022 Only)

    Connecting your equipment • If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting About the video converter (VSX-1022 only) the resolution settings on your component or display. Note About video outputs connection that some components (such as video game units) have The video converter ensures that all video sources are output (VSX-822 only) resolutions that may not be converted.
  • Page 17: Connecting A Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment Connecting a TV and playback components DVD player HDMI/DVI-compatible components Blu-ray Disc player Connecting using HDMI If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.), you can connect it to this receiver HDMI OUT HDMI OUT using a commercially available HDMI cable.
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Tv With No Hdmi Input

    Connecting your equipment Connecting your TV with no HDMI input DVD player Set-top box This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to the receiver. • With these connections, the picture is not output to the TV VIDEO OUT Select one VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 19: Connecting Your Dvd Player With No Hdmi Output (vsx-1022 Only)

    Connecting your equipment Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI DVD player Set-top box output (VSX-1022 only) This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no HDMI Select one Select one Select one output) to the receiver.
  • Page 20: Connecting Optional Bluetooth ® Adapter

    ADAPTER necessary to set up the network manually. For details, see interface When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (Pioneer Model No. AS-BT100 Network Setup menu on page or AS-BT200) is connected to this unit, a product equipped By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN with Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone, terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations.
  • Page 21: Connecting Antennas

    Connecting your equipment Using external antennas Connecting antennas Connecting an iPod Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you To improve FM reception shown below. To improve reception and sound quality, to control playback of audio content from your iPod using the Use an F connector (not supplied) to connect an external FM connect external antennas (see...
  • Page 22: Connecting A Usb Device

    ALC/ ADVANCED SOUND iPod iPhone iPad REAM DIRECT STANDARD SURR SURROUND RETRIEVER AIR DIRECT CONTROL your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service MASTER VOLUME company for a replacement. • The receiver should be disconnected by removing the 2.1 A MCACC VIDEO...
  • Page 23: Basic Setup

    Chapter Basic Setup • VSX-822 only: If you connected either the surround back Canceling the demo display speaker or the front height speaker, make sure that the Pre Out setting is correctly set before performing the Auto The display on the front panel shows various information MCACC setup (see page 50).
  • Page 24: Other Problems When Using The Auto Mcacc Setup

    Basic Setup Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the Home Menu, then press Confirm the speaker configuration. The Auto MCACC setup has finished! You return to the The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the ENTER. Home Menu. actual speakers you have. The settings made in the Auto MCACC setup should give Home Menu Ho me Menu you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is...
  • Page 25: Basic Playback

    Chapter Basic playback If you selected the proper input source and there is still Selecting the audio input signal Playing a source no sound, select the audio input signal for playback (see The audio input signal can be selected for each input source. Selecting the audio input signal below).
  • Page 26: The Input Assign Menu (page

    Basic playback • When digital input (optical or coaxial) is selected, this receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz) and DTS (including DTS 96 kHz/24 bit) digital signal • In order to enjoy the picture and/or sound from devices connected to each terminal, select the input by doing the following. formats.
  • Page 27: Playing An Ipod

    • iPod photos and video content can be viewed only when the browse that category. website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone/iPad may result in iPod is connected to the iPod VIDEO input on the front • To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
  • Page 28: Playing A Usb Device

    If a USB Error message lights in the display, try following Important the points below: ENTER DISP • Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or • Switch the receiver off, then on again. bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and HOME •...
  • Page 29: About Playable File Formats

    Basic playback AAC (MPEG-4 AAC LC, MPEG-4 HE AAC (aacPlus v1/2)) • Slideshows of photo files can be played while listening to Sampling frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz .m4a music files by returning to the folder/file list display while .aac Quantization bitrate 16 bit...
  • Page 30: Bluetooth ® Adapter For Wireless Enjoyment Of Music

    Wireless music play technology device and Bluetooth ADAPTER. / to select one of PIN codes 0000, 1234 or 8888, When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (Pioneer Model No. AS-BT100 • To enable Bluetooth communication, pairing should be then press ENTER. or AS-BT200) is connected to this unit, a product equipped done with both of your system and Bluetooth wireless You can use any of 0000/1234/8888 PIN codes.
  • Page 31: Listening To Music Contents Of Bluetooth Wireless Technology Device With Your System

    S.R AIR. PASSKEY. AIR JAM Listening to Music Contents of Bluetooth wireless Air Jam – a Pioneer-exclusive application and available for free. technology device with Your System Air Jam lets you connect multi compatible devices to this unit...
  • Page 32: Listening To The Radio

    Basic playback Note Improving FM sound Listening to the radio • If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power outlet If the TUNE or ST indicators don’t light when tuning to an FM The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM for over a month, the station memories will be lost and will station because the signal is weak, set the receiver to the radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual...
  • Page 33: Listening To Your System

    Chapter Listening to your system Note Choosing the listening mode • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly This receiver offers a variety of listening modes to using NEO:6 CINEMA or DOLBY PLIIx MOVIE (see Type of surround Suitable sources accommodate playback of various audio formats.
  • Page 34: Using The Advanced Surround

    Listening to your system You can also adjust the C.WIDTH, DIMEN., and PNRM. effect Allows you to create natural surround F.S.S.ADVANCE (see Setting the Audio options on page 36). Using the Sound Retriever (Front Stage sound effects using just the front speakers You can also adjust the H.GAIN effect (see Setting the Audio Surround...
  • Page 35: Better Sound Using Phase Control

    Listening to your system Better sound using Phase Control Using surround back channel processing Setting the Up Mix function This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction You can have the receiver automatically use 6.1 or 7.1 In a 7.1-channel surround system with surround speakers measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby Digital placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the...
  • Page 36: Setting The Audio Options

    Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options EQ (Acoustic Calibration EQ) DRC (Dynamic Range Control) There are a number of additional sound settings you can AUTO Switches on/off the effect of Acoustic Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu.
  • Page 37 Listening to your system Only when listening to 2-channel sources in NEO:6 CINEMA Setting/What it does Option(s) and NEO:6 MUSIC mode. –3 to +3 DIMEN (Dimension) Default: 0 Adjusts the surround sound balance from front to back, making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more forward (positive settings).
  • Page 38: Playback With Network Features

    Playback the music files stored in PCs on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be compatible with Digital Media Controller (DMC). Devices controlled by this You can playback a lot of musics stored in your PCs using this iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes software versions other than DMC to play files are called DMRs (Digital Media Renderers).
  • Page 39: Playback With Network Functions

    Playback with NETWORK features Listening to Internet radio stations Repeat step 2 to play back the desired song. Playback with Network functions For detailed operating instructions, refer to the section Internet radio is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via shown below. Important the Internet.
  • Page 40: Listening To Pandora Internet Radio

    In this case can be registered. receiver, use this access code to access the special Pioneer they are registered on the receiver as favorite broadcast Internet radio site and register the desired broadcast stations Registering and deleting audio files and Internet stations and can be played.
  • Page 41: The Network Setup Menu

    Playback with NETWORK features DHCP server function. Before you set up the network, consult If there is no DHCP server on the network and you select The Network Setup menu with your ISP or the network manager for the required ON, this receiver will use its own Auto IP function to settings.
  • Page 42: Language

    Playback with NETWORK features • If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, Parental Lock If ‘COMPLETE’ is displayed, updating is completed. download it onto your computer. When downloading an Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also set the The screen will return automatically to the play screen.
  • Page 43: About Network Playback

    WARRANTY. refer to the operating instructions for the software or device affect unprotected content. When you download licenses for IN NO EVENT WILL PIONEER, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR for more information. protected content, you agree that Microsoft may include a RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES BE DLNA™, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED™...
  • Page 44: About Playback Behavior Over A Network

    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio format allows With this software, you can play back files stored on the PC Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player lossless codec. Audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss through various devices wherever you like in your home.
  • Page 45: About Playable File Formats

    Playback with NETWORK features AAC (MPEG-4 AAC LC, MPEG-4 HE AAC (aacPlus v1/2)) About playable file formats .m4a Sampling frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz The NETWORK feature of this receiver supports the following .aac file formats. Note that some file formats are not available for Quantization bitrate 16 bit .3gp...
  • Page 46: Home Menu

    Chapter Home Menu • Auto Power Down – Sets to automatically turn off the Select the setting you want to adjust. Using the Home Menu power when the receiver has not operated for several hours (see The Auto Power Down menu on page 51).
  • Page 47: X.over

    Home Menu VSX-822 only: You can only adjust the Surr. Back setting X.Over Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ from the Home Menu. when Pre Out Setting is set to Surr. Back. • Default setting: 100Hz VSX-822 only: If you select one surround back speaker Select ‘Speaker Setting’...
  • Page 48: Channel Level

    Home Menu Adjust the level of each channel using /. Channel Level Speaker Distance If you selected Manual, use / to switch speakers. The Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall For good sound depth and separation from your system, you Auto setup will output test tones in the order shown on- balance of your speaker system, an important factor when need to specify the distance of your speakers from the...
  • Page 49: The Input Assign Menu

    Home Menu Select ‘Component Input’ from the Input Assign menu. The Input Assign menu The Video Parameter setting (VSX-1022 only) Assigns input function for analog audio input terminal and This receiver can up-convert the video signal input from the 3 b . Co mpo n e nt Inp ut 3 .
  • Page 50: Resolution

    Home Menu Resolution Aspect The Pre Out Setting (VSX-822 only) Specifies the output resolution of the video signal (when video Specifies the aspect ratio when analog video input signals are Specify either using the surround back speaker or the front input signals are output at the HDMI OUT terminal, select this output at the HDMI OUT terminal.
  • Page 51: The Auto Power Down Menu

    Home Menu The Auto Power Down menu The Network Standby menu The FL Demo Mode menu Set to automatically turn off the receiver after a specified time This setting allows the AirPlay function for operating the Set whether or not various demos are to be shown on the front has passed (when the power has been on with no operation receiver from a computer connected on the same LAN as the panel display.
  • Page 52: Control With Hdmi Function

    Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI- Important Select ‘HDMI Setup’ from the Home Menu. compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are possible • When connecting this system or changing connections, be when the component is connected to the receiver using an Ho me Me nu 6 .
  • Page 53: Before Using Synchronization

    Control with HDMI function • BD, DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, GAME – The When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized HDMI input signal selected here will be output. This amp mode is canceled if an operation that produces can only be selected when Control is set to OFF. sound from the TV is performed from the TV’s menu screen, etc.
  • Page 54: Controlling The Rest Of Your System

    Chapter Controlling the rest of your system Setting the remote to control other Selecting preset codes directly Clearing all the remote control settings You can clear all presets and restore the factory default components settings. Most components can be assigned to one of the input ...
  • Page 55: Controls For Tvs

    Selects channels. TV CONTROL CH Category Press to advance to the start of the next track. +/–  Repeated presses skips to the start of following Pioneer 0004 Preset code Adjust the TV volume. TV CONTROL tracks. VOL +/– Manufacturer Pause playback or recording.
  • Page 56 Element 0082 Memorex 0001, 0005, 0006, 0041 0090, 0104 Aiwa 2012 Lasonic 2085 Pioneer 0004, 0006, 0113, 0233, 0252, Emerson 0004, 0006, 0007, 0008, MGA 0004, 0005, 0006, 0100 Sears 0000, 0004, 0006, 0009, 0101, Akai 2066 Lenoxx 2074, 2090...
  • Page 57 Daewoo 1005 Hughes Network Systems 6113, Voom 6032 Motorola 1004 DBX 1000 UltimateTV 1031 6038, 6054, 6114, 6115, 6116 Pioneer 2034, 2192, 2255, 2258, 2259, MTC 1002 Zehnder 6101 Dell 1017 Unitech 1002 Hyundai 6016 2260, 2281 Multitech 1002, 1005...
  • Page 58 Zenith 6112 CD-R Pioneer 5001, 5053, 5071 Cable Set Top Box (Cable/ Philips 5054 PVR Combination) Yamaha 5055 Pioneer 6029, 6325, 6328, 6329 Amino 6078 Tuner Bright House 6074, 6029 Pioneer 5060 Cable One 6074, 6029 Cablevision 6074, 6029 Laser Disc Player...
  • Page 59: Additional Information

    Connecting your equipment on page 11). setting up the system. ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service  Check the audio output settings of the source component.  company to carry out repair work.
  • Page 60: Network Feature

    Additional information   After using the Auto MCACC setup, the speaker size Bluetooth wireless technology device cannot be NETWORK feature Bluetooth setting (LARGE or SMALL) is incorrect. connected or operated. Sound from the  Low-frequency noise could have been caused by an air ...
  • Page 61: Hdmi

    Additional information  Network connections could be restricted due to the   Cannot listen to Internet radio stations. No sound, or sound suddenly ceases. computer’s network settings, security settings, etc. Check the  The firewall settings for components on the network are ...
  • Page 62: About Ipod/iphone/ipad

    Additional information • If you want to switch the input source, you’ll have to switch functions on both the receiver and your display unit. About iPod/iPhone/iPad About FLAC • Since the sound is muted on the display when using the FLAC Decoder HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on the Copyright ©...
  • Page 63: About Messages Displayed When Using Network Functions

    Additional information About messages displayed when using Resetting the main unit Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the network functions factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this. Refer to the following information when you come up with a status message while operating the Network functions.
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Additional information Miscellaneous The Safety of Your Ears is in Your Hands Specifications Power Requirements....AC 120 V, 60 Hz Get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a Power Consumption .
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  • Alberto Arredondo Oct 19, 2018 08:05:
    Can i run 2 tower speakers on this Unit. Pioneer vsx-1022 ...? And how do connect the speakers on which terminals and how do I set up and get the best sound for my to Tower speakers do I run it through speakers A or speakers B.?.