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Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions VSX- AV Receiver...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT CAUTION Read these instructions. Only use attachments/accessories specified by RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK the manufacturer. Keep these instructions. DO NOT OPEN Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or Heed all warnings. table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, CAUTION: The exclamation point within an equilateral...
  • Page 3 The Safety of Your Ears is in Your Hands IMPORTANT NOTICE Get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a THE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER OF safe level – a level that lets the sound come through THIS EQUIPMENT ARE ON THE REAR OR BOTTOM.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating 05 Basic playback Playing a source ................................39 instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. Playing an iPod .................................40 Playing a USB device ...............................41 Contents Listening to the radio ................................42...
  • Page 5 11 The Advanced MCACC menu Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu ..................73 Automatic MCACC (Expert) .............................73 Manual MCACC setup ..............................75 Checking MCACC Data ..............................77 Data Management................................78 12 The System Setup and Other Setup menus Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu....................81 Manual speaker setup ..............................81 Network Setup menu ...............................83 Checking the Network Information ..........................84...
  • Page 6 Flow of settings on the receiver Basic playback (page 10 Adjusting the sound and picture quality as desired ! Using the various listening modes (page Flow for connecting and setting the receiver ! Better sound using Phase Control (page The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used eas- ! Measuring the all EQ type (SYMMETRY/ALL CH ADJ/FRONT ALIGN) (page ily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
  • Page 7   Before you start   Checking what’s in the box ......................8 Installing the receiver ........................8   Loading the batteries ........................8 Operating range of remote control unit ..................8 About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) ................9  ...
  • Page 8: Before You Start Checking What's In The Box

    Before you start   Checking what’s in the box CAUTION Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories: Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions: ! Setup microphone (cable: 5 m (16.4 ft.)) ! Never use new and old batteries together.
  • Page 9: About Using Avnavigator (included Cd-rom)

    ! PIONEER CORPORATION does not guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with respect to personal com- puters using any of the applicable OS. In addition, PIONEER CORPORATION is not liable for any damages incurred as a result of use of this CD-ROM and is not responsible for any compensation. The names of private corporations, products and other entities described herein are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective firms.
  • Page 10   Controls and displays   Remote control ..........................11 Display ............................13   Front panel ............................. 14  ...
  • Page 11: Controls And Displays Remote Control

    Controls and displays   The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system: Remote control ! White – Receiver control, TV control ! Blue – Other controls (See pages 40, 41, 42, and 70.) This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver. u RECEIVER This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
  • Page 12 Controls and displays   12 OPTION The preset codes of desired devices can be registered in the remote control and button operations can be regis- tered using the learning mode.   Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to select the white commands). Switch to perform operations in the main zone.
  • Page 13: Display

    Controls and displays   Listening mode indicators Display ! AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto Surround feature is switched on (page 46). ! ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level control) mode is selected (page 46). ! STREAM DIRECT – Lights when Direct/Pure Direct is selected (page 47).
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Controls and displays   10 PHONES jack Front panel Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are connected, there is no sound output from the speakers. 11 Listening mode buttons ! AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT – Switches between Auto Surround (page 46), Auto Level Control and  ...
  • Page 15   Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment ......................16 Rear panel ............................16   Determining the speakers’ application ..................17 Placing the speakers ........................18 Connecting the speakers ....................... 19 Installing your speaker system ..................... 19   Selecting the Speaker system ....................... 21 About the audio connection ......................
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Equipment Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment Note This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter ! The RS-232C terminal is exclusively for the installer. explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system. ! The input functions below are assigned by default to the receiver’s different input terminals.
  • Page 17: Determining The Speakers' Application

    Connecting your equipment   [B] 7.2 channel surround system (Front wide) Determining the speakers’ application ! Speaker System setting: Normal(SB/FW) This unit permits you to build various surround systems, in accordance with the number of speakers you have. ! Be sure to connect speakers to the front left and right channels (L and R). ! It is also possible to only connect one of the surround back speakers (SB) or neither.
  • Page 18: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   [D] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality Placing the speakers surround) Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect. ! Speaker System setting: Front Bi-Amp Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound. SW 2 SW 1  ...
  • Page 19: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting the speakers Installing your speaker system Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
  • Page 20 Connecting your equipment   Bi-amping your speakers Bi-wiring your speakers Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping. ! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference. amplifiers for better crossover performance.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment   Selecting the Speaker system About the audio connection The front height terminals can be used for front wide and Speaker B connections, in addition to for the front Types of cables and terminals Transferable audio signals height speakers.
  • Page 22: About The Video Converter

    Connecting your equipment   About the video converter About HDMI The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT terminal. The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio. If the TV is only connected to the receiver’s composite VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks, all the other video devices This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI ®...
  • Page 23: Connecting Your Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment   ! For input components, connections other than HDMI connections are also possible (see Connecting your DVD Connecting your TV and playback components player with no HDMI output page 24). ! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables. —...
  • Page 24 Connecting your equipment   Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output Connecting your TV with no HDMI input This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to HDMI output) to the receiver.
  • Page 25: Connecting An Hdd/dvd Recorder, Bd Recorder And Other Video Sources

    Connecting your equipment   ! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video video signal input. sources Depending on the player, it may not be possible to output video signals to both HDMI and other video output (composite, etc.) simultaneously, and it may be necessary to make video output settings.
  • Page 26: Connecting A Satellite/cable Receiver Or Other Set-top Box

    Connecting your equipment   ! If your HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc., is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend con- Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box necting it to the receiver’s HDMI DVR/BDR IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI page...
  • Page 27: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting your equipment   ! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s Connecting other audio components HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI page...
  • Page 28: Connecting Am/fm Antennas

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting external antennas Connecting AM/FM antennas To improve FM reception, connect an external FM antenna to FM UNBAL 75 W. Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality, connect external antennas (see Connecting external antennas page...
  • Page 29: Multi-zone Setup

    Connecting your equipment   MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2) MULTI-ZONE setup You must select ZONE 2 in Speaker system setting (page 81) to use this setup. This receiver can power up to two independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper MULTI- Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back speaker terminals.
  • Page 30: Connecting To The Network Through Lan Interface

      your computer. ! The Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device must support A2DP profiles. ! Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection and operation of this unit with all Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices. (10/100) ! The Air Jam function cannot be used with the AS-BT100.
  • Page 31: Connecting An Ipod

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting an iPod Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod using the controls of this receiver.  ...
  • Page 32: Connecting An Ir Receiver

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a replacement.
  • Page 33   Basic Setup   Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)............... 34 Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ........34   The Input Setup menu ........................36 Operation Mode Setup ......................... 37 About the Home Menu ......................... 37  ...
  • Page 34: Changing The Osd Display Language (osd Language)

    Basic Setup   Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) The language used on the Graphical User Interface screen can be changed. ! The explanations in these operating instructions are for when English is selected for the GUI screen. The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account ! The OSD display is only displayed when the receiver’s HDMI OUT terminal and the TV’s HDMI input are con-  ...
  • Page 35: Problems When Using The Auto Mcacc Setup

    Basic Setup   The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected. The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have. ! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem 1a.Full Auto MCACC with the speaker connection.
  • Page 36: The Input Setup Menu

    Basic Setup   Input function default and possible settings The Input Setup menu The terminals on the receiver generally correspond to the name of one of the input functions. If you have con- You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according nected components to this receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults below, see The Input Setup to the default settings (see...
  • Page 37: Operation Mode Setup

    ! Basic – The number of operable functions is restricted, and functions whose operations are restricted are 1. Advanced MCACC automatically set to achieve the Pioneer-recommended sound and picture quality. The functions that can be 2. MCACC Data Check 3. Data Management 4.
  • Page 38   Basic playback   Playing a source ..........................39 Playing an iPod ..........................40   Playing a USB device ........................41 Listening to the radio ........................42 Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music .............. 43  ...
  • Page 39: Playing A Source

    Basic playback   Turning off the sound Playing a source Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound). Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system. Press MUTE.
  • Page 40: Playing An Ipod

    Use i/j to browse the selected category (e.g., albums).   ! Installing software versions other than indicated on the website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone/iPad may result ! Use k/l to move to previous/next levels. in incompatibility with this receiver.
  • Page 41: Playing A Usb Device

    ! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.   ! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press ENTER to start assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this receiver.
  • Page 42: Listening To The Radio

    Basic playback   About playable file formats Listening to the radio The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
  • Page 43: Bluetooth Adapter For Wireless Enjoyment Of Music

    Basic playback   Listening to station presets Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music Press TUNER to select the tuner. Device not equipped with Press CLASS to select the class in which the station is stored. Bluetooth wireless technology:   Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to G.
  • Page 44: Basic Playback

    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their Check to see that the Bluetooth ADAPTER is detected by the Bluetooth wireless technology respective owners.
  • Page 45: Listening To Your System

      Listening to your system   Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ..........46 Selecting MCACC presets ......................47   Choosing the input signal ......................47 Better sound using Phase Control ....................48  ...
  • Page 46: Enjoying Various Types Of Playback Using The Listening Modes

    Listening to your system   ! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound (front wide), especially suited to music sources Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ! Neo:6 CINEMA – 7.1 channel sound (surround back), especially suited to movie sources ! Neo:6 MUSIC –...
  • Page 47: Selecting Mcacc Presets

    Listening to your system   ! F.S.SURR WIDE – Use to provide a surround sound effect to a wider area than FOCUS mode. Selecting MCACC presets FOCUS position WIDE position ! Default setting: MEMORY 1 (Recommended) If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the Front left Front right Front left...
  • Page 48: Better Sound Using Phase Control

    Listening to your system   Better sound using Phase Control This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound. Phase Control technology provides coherent sound reproduction through the use of phase matching for an opti-  ...
  • Page 49   Playback with NETWORK features   Introduction ........................... 50 Playback with Network functions ....................51   About network playback ......................52 About playable file formats ......................54  ...
  • Page 50: Playback With Network Features Introduction

    ! AirPlay provided on this receiver has been developed and tested based on the software versions for the iPod, iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes software versions other than those indicated on the Pioneer Note website.
  • Page 51: Playback With Network Functions

    You can perform the following operations with the remote control of this receiver. Note that some buttons are not The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of available for operation depending on the category currently being played back.
  • Page 52: About Network Playback

    Playback with NETWORK features   Access the special Pioneer Internet radio site from your computer and perform the Playing back your favorite songs registration process. Up to 64 favorite tracks on the media server and/or Internet radio stations can be registered in the Favorites http://www.radio-pioneer.com...
  • Page 53: About Playback Behavior Over A Network

    The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player and/or the NETWORK features due to communica- This unit complies with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5.
  • Page 54: About Playable File Formats

    Playback with NETWORK features   About playable file formats The NETWORK feature of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats. Also, the compatibility of file formats var- ies depending on the type of server.
  • Page 55   Control with HDMI function   About the Control with HDMI function ..................56 Making Control with HDMI connections ..................56   HDMI Setup ............................ 56 Before using synchronization ....................... 56 About synchronized operations ....................57 Setting the PQLS function ......................57  ...
  • Page 56: About The Control With Hdmi Function

    Choose whether to set this unit’s Control with HDMI function ON or OFF. You will need to set it to ON to use the Control with HDMI function. Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- When using a component that does not support the Control with HDMI function, set this to OFF.
  • Page 57: About Synchronized Operations

    HDMI. The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs. Stream Smoother Link ! When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or the sound is muted, the volume status is displayed on the TV’s Using the Control with HDMI function, the receiver automatically detects whether a compressed video file is screen.
  • Page 58: Using Other Functions

      Using other functions   Setting the Audio options ......................59 Setting the Video options ......................61   Switching the speaker terminals ....................63 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ....................63 Making an audio or a video recording..................64 Using the sleep timer ........................64  ...
  • Page 59: Setting The Audio Options

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options With the Auto Sound Retriever function, DSP processing is used to There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The compensate for the loss of audio data upon compression, improving defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
  • Page 60: Using Other Functions

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) The input attenuator lowers the input level of an analog signal when it’s too strong. You can use this if you find that the OVER indicator V.DEPTH When this mode is selected, the sound field expands virtually to A.ATT...
  • Page 61: Setting The Video Options

    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting the Video options Sets the optimum picture quality for the type of monitor that is con- There are a number of additional picture settings you can make using the VIDEO PARAMETER menu. The nected.
  • Page 62 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Adjusts the overall brightness. Specifies the aspect ratio when input signals are output at the HDMI THROUGH output. Make your desired settings while checking each setting on (Aspect) your display (if the image doesn’t match your monitor type, cropping NORMAL...
  • Page 63: Switching The Speaker Terminals

    Using other functions   Switching the speaker terminals Using the MULTI-ZONE controls If you selected Normal(SB/FH), Normal(SB/FW) or Speaker B at Speaker system setting page 81, you can The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See MULTI- switch between speakers using the SPEAKERS button.
  • Page 64: Making An Audio Or A Video Recording

    Using other functions   Making an audio or a video recording Dimming the display You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to You can choose between four brightness levels for the front panel display. Note that when selecting sources, the the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).
  • Page 65: Default System Settings

    Using other functions   Setting Default Default system settings Center Width Setting Default 2 PL II Music Options Dimension Digital Video Converter Panorama   SPEAKERS SB/FH Neo:6 CINEMA: 10 Neo:6 Options Center Image Speaker System Normal(SB/FH) Neo:6 MUSIC: 3 Front SMALL 2 PL IIz Options Height Gain...
  • Page 66   Controlling the rest of your system   About the Remote Setup menu ....................67 Operating multiple receivers ......................67   Setting the remote to control other components............... 67 Selecting preset codes directly ..................... 67 Programming signals from other remote controls ..............68 Erasing one of the remote control button settings ..............
  • Page 67: About The Remote Setup Menu

    See Resetting the remote control settings page OPTION If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from iPod TUNER Change RC operating simultaneously when the remote control unit is operated. See...
  • Page 68: Basic Setup Programming Signals From Other Remote Controls

    If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed. The remote can store about 120 preset codes from other components (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer ! If the LED flashes for five seconds, it means the memory is full. See Erasing all learnt settings that are in one format only).
  • Page 69: Erasing All Learnt Settings That Are In One Input Function

    The All Zone Standby can be used to turn all zones to OFF when the receiver’s power is switched to standby. 0305 Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby simultaneously.
  • Page 70: Controlling Components

    Controlling the rest of your system   TV and Audio/Video components Controlling components This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote to control HDD/BDR/ Button(s) TV (Monitor) BD/DVD SAT/CATV other components page 67 for more on this).
  • Page 71 Controlling the rest of your system   Audio/Video components TV (Projector) Button(s) CD/CD-R/SACD MD/DAT TAPE Button(s) TV (Projector) u SOURCE POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF u SOURCE POWER ON   Number buttons numerics numerics numerics — MOVIE CLEAR STANDARD !/CLR...
  • Page 72: The Advanced Mcacc Menu

      The Advanced MCACC menu   Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu ............ 73 Automatic MCACC (Expert)......................73   Manual MCACC setup ........................75 Checking MCACC Data ........................77 Data Management ......................... 78  ...
  • Page 73: Making Receiver Settings From The Advanced Mcacc Menu

    — When data measurement is taken (after selecting ALL or Keep SP System), the reverb characteristics The Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) system was developed in Pioneer’s laboratories with data (both before- and after-calibration) that this receiver had been storing will be overwritten.
  • Page 74: The Advanced Mcacc Menu

    The Advanced MCACC menu   The Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Advanced MCACC menu reappears automatically. CONTROL ON / OFF iPod The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system, but iPhone HDMI 5 INPUT MCACC...
  • Page 75: Manual Mcacc Setup

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels (+/–12.0 dB) as necessary. Manual MCACC setup Use k/l to adjust the volume of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker. When it sounds like both tones are the same volume, press j to confirm and continue to the next channel.
  • Page 76: Standing Wave

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Standing Wave Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional ! Default setting: ON/ATT 0.0dB (all filters) This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system based Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate on the direct sound coming from the speakers.
  • Page 77: Checking Mcacc Data

    The Advanced MCACC menu   If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ ON or EQ OFF, and then START. Checking MCACC Data The following options determine how the reverb characteristics of your listening area are displayed in Reverb View: At the procedure of Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) page 34, the proce-...
  • Page 78: Data Management

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Standing Wave Data Management Use this to display the standing wave related adjustment values for the various MCACC memories. See Standing This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listen- Wave page 76 for more on this.
  • Page 79 The Advanced MCACC menu   Select ‘OK’ to confirm and copy the settings. When MCACC Memory Copy? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not copied. Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been copied, then you automatically return to the Data Management setup menu.
  • Page 80: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus

      The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu ............81 Manual speaker setup ........................81   Network Setup menu ........................83 Checking the Network Information ..................... 84 The Other Setup menu ........................84  ...
  • Page 81: Making Receiver Settings From The System Setup Menu

    83). Using the MULTI-ZONE controls page 63). ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page 55). If you selected Normal(SB/FH), Normal(SB/FW), or Speaker B in Step 2, select the placement ! Other Setup – Makes customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver (see The Other Setup of the surround speakers.
  • Page 82: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   ! Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to Channel Level send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center speaker, choose NO Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor (the center channel is sent to the front speakers).
  • Page 83: Network Setup Menu

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Proxy Hostname/Proxy Port Network Setup menu This setting is required when you connect this receiver to the Internet via a proxy server. Enter the IP address Make the settings for connecting the receiver to the Internet and using the network functions. of your proxy server in the ‘Proxy Hostname’...
  • Page 84: Checking The Network Information

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Parental Lock The Other Setup menu Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also set the password accompanying the usage restrictions. The Other Setup menu is where you can make customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver. ! Upon shipment from the factory, the password is set to “0000”.
  • Page 85: Remote Control Mode Setup

    ! This setting is not possible if multi-zone settings have been made using the speaker terminals and update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before Speaker System is set to anything other than ZONE 2. In this case, adjust the volume for the sub zones on the saving it on the USB memory device.
  • Page 86 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Select the Volume Level setting you want. ! Variable (default) – The Zone 2 volume is adjusted from the receiver. ! –40 dB Fixed/0 dB Fixed – The Zone 2 volume level output from the receiver is fixed to the value set here. When you’re finished, press RETURN.
  • Page 87: Faq

        Troubleshooting ..........................88 Power ..............................88   No sound ............................88 Other audio problems ........................89 ADAPTER PORT terminal ....................... 90 Video ...............................90   Settings ............................90 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output ................91 Display ............................91 Remote control ..........................91 HDMI ...............................91 AVNavigator ..........................
  • Page 88: Troubleshooting

      Wait at least 1 minute, then try turning the power on again. ing the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowablevalue. work.
  • Page 89: Other Audio Problems

    Home Menu. Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and HOME MENU items cannot be not all of the functions can be used. To use all of the functions without restrictions, set selected.
  • Page 90: Adapter Port Terminal

      Symptom Remedy ADAPTER PORT terminal Video signals are not output from the When a monitor only compatible with resolutions of 480i is connected to the component Symptom Remedy component terminal. terminal and another monitor is connected to the HDMI terminal, the video signals may not be output to the monitor connected to the component terminal.
  • Page 91: Professional Calibration Eq Graphical Output

    Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal   Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and ing mode set to Auto Surround or page 47).
  • Page 92: Avnavigator

      Symptom Remedy AVNavigator No picture or sound. This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting are also HDCP-compatible. If they are not, please connect them using the component or Symptom Causes Remedy composite video jacks. AVNavigator cannot be An error message may appear Re-start the PC, then start install with no other applications  ...
  • Page 93: Usb Interface

      USB interface Network Symptoms Causes Remedies Symptoms Causes Remedies The folders/files stored on a The folders/files are currently stored Store the folders/files in the FAT region. Cannot access the network. The LAN cable is not firmly con- Firmly connect the LAN cable (page 30).
  • Page 94: Wireless Lan

    When in the DMR mode, depending In this case, adjust the volume from the receiver or remote with the receiver or the USB cable. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized inde- on the external controller being used, control.
  • Page 95   Try making the wireless LAN converter’s advanced settings. ! The wireless LAN converter can be connected to a computer to make the advanced wireless LAN settings. For details, see the CD-ROM included for the wireless LAN converter. Check the settings of the wireless LAN router, etc., then change the settings of the wireless LAN converter.
  • Page 96: Additional Information

      Additional information   Surround sound formats ....................... 97 About iPod ............................. 97   About SiriusXM ..........................97 About FLAC ............................ 97 Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats ......98 Speaker Setting Guide ........................98  ...
  • Page 97: Surround Sound Formats

    Additional information   Surround sound formats About SiriusXM Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on BDs, DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.   Dolby The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information. Hardware and subscription sold separately.
  • Page 98: Auto Surround, Alc And Stream Direct With Different Input Signal Formats

    Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital EX (6.1 channel flagged) towards the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped. Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE Dolby TrueHD EX (6.1 channel flagged) Group has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be achieved by pointing all the speakers towards <a>...
  • Page 99: About Messages Displayed When Using Network Functions

    Additional information   Also note that placing it near a wall may result in sympathetic vibrations with the building that could excessively About messages displayed when using network functions amplify the bass sound. If the subwoofer must be installed near a wall, place it at an angle so that it is not parallel to the wall surface. This Refer to the following information when you come up with a status message while operating the Network can help reduce any sympathetic vibrations, but depending on the shape of the room this could result in stand- functions.
  • Page 100: Important Information Regarding The Hdmi Connection

    Additional information   Important information regarding the HDMI connection There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on the HDMI-equipped component you are connecting-check with the manufacturer for HDMI compatibility information).
  • Page 101: Glossary

    Additional information   Decoding Glossary A technology for converting digital signals that have been compressed upon recording by a digital signal process- ing circuit, etc., into the original signals. The term “decoding” (or “matrix decoding”) is also used for the technol- ogy which converts 2-channel sound sources into multiple channels or expands 5.1-channel signals into 6.1 or Audio formats/Decoding 7.1 channels.
  • Page 102: Additional Information

    TVs. Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- With this software, you can play back files stored on the PC through various devices wherever you like in your sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
  • Page 103 Additional information   Bluetooth function Bluetooth wireless technology A short-range wireless communications standard for digital devices. Information is exchanged between devices several meters to several tens of meters apart using radio waves. It uses radio waves on the 2.4 GHz band which  ...
  • Page 104: Features Index

    Additional information   Slideshow Features index Playing back photo files stored on a USB memory device page Bluetooth ADAPTER Operation Mode Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music page Operation Mode Setup page   ARC (Audio Return Channel) AVNavigator HDMI Setup page About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) page...
  • Page 105: Specifications

    Additional information   Miscellaneous Specifications Power requirements ..........................AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption ..............................550 W Amplifier section In standby ......................0.2 W (HDMI Setup – Control : OFF) Continuous average power output of 90 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz 0.3 W (HDMI Setup –...
  • Page 106: Preset Code List

    TNCi 0099 Proview 0068 Toshiba 0026, 0028, 0036,   Pulsar 0004, 0011, 0099 0038, 0040, 0043, 0102 Pioneer 0004, 0006, 0113, Concerto 0004, 0006 GFM 0080, 0084 Luxman 0004, 0006 Quasar 0003, 0010, 0105 Vector Research 0100 0233, 0252, 0275, 0291, 0305...
  • Page 107 ABS 1017 Gateway 1017 Mind 1017 Sansui 1014, 1019 Adventura 1005 GE 1002, 1004 Mitsubishi 1010 Sanyo 1001, 1002 Pioneer 2014, 2197, 2256 Daewoo 2021, 2087 KLH 2070, 2080 Rowa 2071 Aiwa 1005 GOI 1029 Motorola 1004 Sears 1001, 1003, 1004...
  • Page 108 Jebsee 6122 Myrio 6077, 6078 AV Receiver Bell & Howell 6122 Director 6073 Jerrold 6073, 6072, 6122 Noos 6040 Bright House 6074, 6029 Emerson 6122 Knology 6029 Pioneer 5096 (ID 1), 5097 (ID 2), 5098 (ID 3), 5099 (ID 4),...
  • Page 109 253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 65-6472-7555 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 5 Arco Lane, Heatherton, Victoria, 3202, Australia, TEL: (03) 9586-6300 PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270 K002_B3_En ©...

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