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    Operating Instructions VSX- AV Receiver...

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    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...

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    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 instruc- 04 Basic Setup Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ..............36 tions so you will know how to operate your model properly. The Input Setup menu ..............................37 Contents Operation Mode Setup ..............................38...

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    10 Controlling the rest of your system 14 Additional information About the Remote Setup menu............................71 Surround sound formats ...............................102 Operating multiple receivers ............................71 About iPod ..................................102 Setting the remote to control other components ......................71 Windows 7 ..................................102 Selecting preset codes directly ............................71 MHL....................................102 Programming signals from other remote controls .......................72 Software license notice ..............................103...

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    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.

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      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 WARNING Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories: ! Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a ! Setup microphone (cable: 5 m (16.4 ft.)) heater.

  • Page 9: About Using Avnavigator (included Cd-rom)

    ! PIONEER CORPORATION does not guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with respect to personal com- check the MCACC measurement results on 3D graphs. puters using any of the applicable OS. In addition, PIONEER CORPORATION is not liable for any damages ! The Mac OS version of AVNavigator can be downloaded from http://www.pioneerelectronics.com.

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    Delete “AVNavigator 2013”. The file is located in the “Applications” folder just under the hard disk (Macintosh HD). Delete the “jp.co.pioneer.AVNavigator 2013” folder. The folder is located in the hard disk (Macintosh HD) d “Library” folder d “Application Support” folder.

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      Controls and displays   Remote control ..........................12 Display ............................14   Front panel ............................. 15  ...

  • Page 12: 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 42, 43, 45, and 74.) This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver. u STANDBY/ON This switches between standby and on for this receiver.

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    Controls and displays   10 MULTI-ZONE select buttons Switch to perform operations in ZONE 2 and HDZONE (page 67). ! The ZONE 3 button is not used with this unit. 11 Remote control LED   Lights when a command is sent from the remote control. Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to select the white commands).

  • Page 14: Display

    Controls and displays   Listening mode indicators Display ! AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto Surround feature is switched on (page 49). ! ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level control) mode is selected (page 49). 10 11 ! STREAM DIRECT –...

  • Page 15: Front Panel

    Controls and displays   10 MCACC SETUP MIC jack Front panel Use to connect the supplied microphone (page 36). 11 SPEAKERS Use to change the speaker terminal (page 67).   12 Listening mode buttons ! AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT – Switches between Auto Surround (page 49), Auto Level Control and Stream Direct mode...

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      Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment ......................17 Rear panel ............................17   Determining the speakers’ application ..................18 Placing the speakers ........................19 Connecting the speakers ....................... 20 Installing your speaker system ..................... 20   Selecting the Speaker system ....................... 22 About the audio connection ......................

  • Page 17: Connecting Your Equipment

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment Notes 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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.

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    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 22: 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 23: 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 24: Connecting Your Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment   ! When connecting to an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal, switch the HDMI Connecting your TV and playback components output setting to OUT 2 or OUT 1+2. See Switching the HDMI output page Also, MAIN/HDZONE must be set to MAIN beforehand (page 89).

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    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 26: 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 27: Connecting A Satellite/cable Receiver Or Other Set-top Box

    Connecting your equipment   ! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI page...

  • Page 28: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting other audio components Connecting additional amplifiers This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback. This receiver has more than enough power for any home use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to front When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see and subwoofer channels of your system using the pre-outs.

  • Page 29: 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 30: Multi-zone Setup

    Connecting your equipment   Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2) MULTI-ZONE setup Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver. This receiver can power up to two independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper MULTI- You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.

  • Page 31: Connecting To The Network Through Lan Interface

    Connecting your equipment   MULTI-ZONE setup using HDMI terminal (HDZONE) Connecting to the network through LAN interface By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen Important to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand. ! The settings must be change at ZONE Setup in order to use the HDZONE function (page 89).

  • Page 32: Connecting Optional Bluetooth Adapter

    TV that is connected to the receiver. 0.1 A MAX ! The iPod cable is not included with this receiver. The optional iPod cable from Pioneer is sold separately under the part number L308102013030-IL. Bluetooth® ADAPTER Contact the Pioneer Customer Support division for more information on obtaining an optional iPod cable.

  • Page 33: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting your equipment   Connecting a USB device Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input It is possible to play audio and photo files by connecting USB devices to this receiver.   with USB HDMI 5 INPUT/ with USB HDMI 5 INPUT/ 2.1 A MHL (5V...

  • Page 34: 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.

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      Basic Setup   Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ........36 The Input Setup menu ........................37   Operation Mode Setup ......................... 38 Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)............... 39 About the Home Menu ......................... 39  ...

  • Page 36: Automatically Conducting Optimum Sound Tuning (full Auto Mcacc)

    Basic Setup   The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected. Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto 1a.Full Auto MCACC MCACC) A/V RECEIVER Speaker System : Normal(SB/FH) EQ Type : SYMMETRY The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account MCACC : M1.MEMORY 1 THX Speaker...

  • Page 37: The Input Setup Menu

    Basic Setup   Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen. Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the in your setup.

  • Page 38: Operation Mode Setup

    Basic Setup   Input function default and possible settings Operation Mode Setup The terminals on the receiver generally correspond to the name of one of the input functions. If you have con- This receiver is equipped with a great number of functions and settings. The Operation Mode feature is provided nected components to this receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults below, see The Input Setup for users who find it difficult to master all these functions and settings.

  • Page 39: Changing The Osd Display Language (osd Language)

    Basic Setup   Operable settings/items Descriptions Page About the Home Menu Other functions This receiver’s Home Menu (HOME MENU) can be used to make various settings and to check and adjust items INPUT SELECT (INPUT SELECTOR) Switches the input. that have been set. VOLUME +/–, MUTE Use to set the listening volume.

  • Page 40: Basic Playback

      Basic playback   Playing a source ..........................41 Playing an iPod ..........................42   Playing a USB device ........................43 Playing an MHL-compatible device ....................44 Listening to the radio ........................45 Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music .............. 46  ...

  • Page 41: Basic Playback 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 42: Playing An Ipod

    Pioneer (http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/). 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 43: Playing A Usb Device

    ! For high resolution files, some time may be required for the photo to appear.   ! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and ! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.

  • Page 44: Playing An Mhl-compatible Device

    The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available c Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.

  • Page 45: Listening To The Radio

    Basic playback   Listening to station presets Listening to the radio The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and Press TUNER to select the tuner. manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a Press CLASS to select the class in which the station is stored.

  • Page 46: Controls And Displays Bluetooth Adapter For Wireless Enjoyment Of Music

    Basic playback   Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth wireless technology device Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music “Pairing” must be done before you start playback of Bluetooth wireless technology content using the Bluetooth ADAPTER. Make sure to perform pairing the first time you operate the system or any time pairing data is cleared. Device not equipped with The pairing step is necessary to register the Bluetooth wireless technology device to enable Bluetooth communi- Bluetooth...

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    ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. ! When Air Jam is set to Air Jam ON, playback is not possible with the above procedure. Set Air Jam to...

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      Listening to your system   Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ..........49 Selecting MCACC presets ......................51   Choosing the input signal ......................51 Better sound using Phase Control ....................51  ...

  • Page 49: Enjoying Various Types Of Playback Using The Listening Modes

    Listening to your system   With two channel sources, you can select from: Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound (surround back), especially suited to movie sources ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC –...

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    Listening to your system   Using the Advanced surround effects Using Stream Direct The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unneces- Surround modes are designed to be used with film soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music sary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source.

  • Page 51: Selecting Mcacc Presets

    Listening to your system   Selecting MCACC presets Better sound using Phase Control ! Default setting: MEMORY 1 This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound.

  • Page 52: Playback With Network Features

      Playback with NETWORK features   Introduction ........................... 53 Playback with Network functions ....................54   About network playback ......................56 About playable file formats ......................57  ...

  • Page 53: Introduction

    ! AirPlay provided on this receiver has been developed and tested based on the software versions for the iPod, Notes iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not ! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.

  • Page 54: Playback With Network Functions

    ! Press NET to switch the remote control to the network operation mode. HTC Connect Certified Smartphones +Favorite The HTC Connect-compatible smartphones, Please check Pioneer website for up to date information about com- TOP MENU TOOLS patible devices and audio format support.

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    Select ‘OK’ on the software keyboard, then press ENTER. The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of ! To quit inputting characters using the software keyboard, press the TOOLS button.

  • Page 56: About Network Playback

    ! Some functions may not be supported depending on the server type or version used. Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player and/or the NETWORK features due to communica- ! Supported file formats vary by server. As such, files not supported by your server are not displayed on this unit.

  • Page 57: About Playable File Formats

      c Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback. — Gapless playback is not possible when the format is being converted (transcoded) by the server.

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      Control with HDMI function   About the Control with HDMI function ..................59 Making Control with HDMI connections ..................59   HDMI Setup ............................ 59 Before using synchronization ....................... 60 About synchronized operations ....................60 Setting the PQLS function ......................60  ...

  • Page 59: About The Control With Hdmi Function

    About the Control with HDMI function Select ‘HDMI Setup’, then press ENTER. Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- Select the ‘Control’ setting you want. sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.

  • Page 60: Before Using Synchronization

    To activate the Sound Retriever Link function, make the setting below. The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs. ! When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or the sound is muted, the volume status is displayed on the TV’s Set the HDMI Setup’s Control to ON, and set the Control Mode setting to ON.

  • Page 61: Cautions On The Control With Hdmi Function

    Control with HDMI function   Cautions on the Control with HDMI function ! Connect the TV directly to this receiver. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors. ! Only connect components (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.) you intend to use as a source to the HDMI input of this  ...

  • Page 62: Using Other Functions

      Using other functions   Setting the Audio options ......................63 Setting the Video options ......................65   Switching the speaker terminals ....................67 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ....................67 Network settings from a web browser ..................68 Using the sleep timer ........................68  ...

  • Page 63: 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.

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    Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Some audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE attenu- When you’re not using front wide speakers, selecting this mode ator as necessary to prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting c OFF/ –20dB/ –15dB/ V.WIDE allows you to hear a virtual front wide channel through your front...

  • Page 65: 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.

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    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 67: 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 84, you can The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See ZONE 2 switch between speakers using the SPEAKERS button.

  • Page 68: Network Settings From A Web Browser

    Using other functions   ZONE 2 remote controls Using the sleep timer Press the remote control’s ZONE 2 to operate the corresponding zone. The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without The following table shows the possible ZONE 2 remote controls: worrying about the receiver being left on all night.

  • Page 69: Resetting The System

    Using other functions   Setting Default Resetting the system iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, PANDORA, Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this. MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, ADAPTER Auto Sound Retriever Set MULTI-ZONE to MULTI ZONE OFF.

  • Page 70: Controlling The Rest Of Your System

      Controlling the rest of your system   About the Remote Setup menu ....................71 Operating multiple receivers ......................71   Setting the remote to control other components............... 71 Selecting preset codes directly ..................... 71 Programming signals from other remote controls ..............72 Erasing one of the remote control button settings ..............

  • Page 71: About The Remote Setup Menu

    See Resetting the remote control settings page SPEAKERS DIMMER SLEEP If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from iPod TUNER Change RC D.ACCESS HDMI OUT CLASS operating simultaneously when the remote control unit is operated.

  • Page 72: Programming Signals From Other Remote Controls

    (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code. The remote can store about 120 preset codes from other components (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer Press the corresponding button on the other remote control that is sending (teaching) the format only).

  • Page 73: 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 74: 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 71 for more on this).

  • Page 75

    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 76: The Advanced Mcacc Menu

      The Advanced MCACC menu   Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu ............ 77 Automatic MCACC (Expert)......................77   Manual MCACC setup ........................78 Checking MCACC Data ........................81 Data Management ......................... 81  ...

  • Page 77: 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 78: Manual Mcacc Setup

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. ! If you selected a STAND.WAVE Multi-Point setup (in step 2), you will be asked to place the mic at the 2nd and 3rd reference points before finally placing it at your main listening position.

  • Page 79: Fine Channel Level

    The Advanced MCACC menu   ! Standing Wave – Control overly resonant low frequencies in your listening room (see Standing Wave the position of the speaker is changed. Note that it may be difficult to compare this tone with the other speak- page 79).

  • Page 80: Acoustic Calibration Eq Professional

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Use k/l to select the frequency and i/j to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to the top of control setting, differences may appear on the reverb graph. With the Auto MCACC function, the rever- the screen and press k to return to Ch, then use i/j to select the channel.

  • Page 81: Checking Mcacc Data

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Standing Wave Checking MCACC Data Use this to display the standing wave related adjustment values for the various MCACC memories. See Standing At the procedure of Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) page 36, the proce- Wave page 79...

  • Page 82

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Renaming MCACC presets If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re using, you may want to rename them for easier identification. Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data Management setup menu.   Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then select an appropriate preset name. Use i/j to select the preset, then k/l to select a preset name.

  • Page 83: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus

      The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu ............84 Manual speaker setup ........................84   Network Setup menu ........................86 Checking the Network Information ..................... 87 MHL Setup ............................87 The Other Setup menu ........................

  • Page 84: Making Receiver Settings From The System Setup Menu

    86). Using the MULTI-ZONE controls page 67). ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page If you selected Normal(SB/FH), Normal(SB/FW), or Speaker B in Step 2, select the placement 58). of the surround speakers.

  • Page 85: Channel Level

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   ! Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you didn’t connect a Channel Level subwoofer. Select SMALL to send the bass frequencies to the subwoofer. Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor ! Center –...

  • Page 86: 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 87: Checking The Network Information

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Parental Lock MHL Setup Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also set the password accompanying the usage restrictions. Select whether or not to switch the input automatically to the MHL input when an MHL-compatible device is ! Upon shipment from the factory, the password is set to “0000”.

  • Page 88: Auto Power Down

    ! If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download it onto your computer. When downloading an Select ‘Volume Setup’ from the Other Setup menu. update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before Select the Power ON Level setting you want.

  • Page 89

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Software Update messages On Screen Display Setup Status messages Descriptions When the receiver is operated, its status (the input name, listening mode, etc.) is displayed superimposed over Try disconnecting then reconnecting the USB device or storing the update file again. If the error still the video output on the display.

  • Page 90: Making Network Settings Using Safari

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Input a friendly name, then press Apply. Making network settings using Safari Launch Safari on your computer. Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver's name   (Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark. If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver's IP address)”...

  • Page 91

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Browse the latest firmware on your computer (a) and then press Upload (b). Firmware files have the extension “fw”. Select a file with the extension “fw”. The confirmation screen is displayed. If you continue the firmware update, press OK. Once the firmware update process starts, you can’t stop it.

  • Page 92: Faq

        Troubleshooting ..........................93 Power ..............................93   No sound ............................93 Other audio problems ........................94 ADAPTER PORT terminal ....................... 95 Video ...............................95   Settings ............................95 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output ................96 Display ............................96 Remote control ..........................96 HDMI ...............................97 AVNavigator ..........................

  • Page 93: 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 94: 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 95: 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 96: Professional Calibration Eq Graphical Output

      Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to HOME MENU items cannot be not all of the functions can be used.

  • Page 97: Hdmi

      Symptom Remedy HDMI Synchronized operation not possible Check the HDMI connections. Symptom Remedy using Control with HDMI function. The cable may be damaged. The HDMI indicator blinks continu- Check all the points below. Select ON for the Control Mode with HDMI setting (see HDMI Setup page 59).

  • Page 98: Usb Interface

      Symptom Causes Remedy Symptoms Causes Remedies AVNavigator does not inter- The receiver’s power is not turned Turn the receiver’s power on. (Wait about 60 seconds after A USB memory device is The USB memory device does not Try using a USB memory device compatible with the mass act well with the receiver.

  • Page 99

      Symptoms Causes Remedies Symptoms Causes Remedies The PC or Internet radio is The corresponding IP address is not Switch on the built-in DHCP server function of your router, Audio playback is undesir- The audio file currently being played Check whether the audio file was recorded in a format sup- not properly operated.

  • Page 100: Web Control

    1. Check that the wireless LAN converter’s power is on. with the receiver or the USB cable. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized inde- 2. Press the wireless LAN converter’s reset button for at least 3 seconds.

  • Page 101

      Additional information   Surround sound formats ......................102 About iPod ...........................102   Windows 7 ...........................102 MHL ...............................102 Software license notice .......................103 Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats ......103   Speaker Setting Guide ........................ 104 About messages displayed when using network functions ............

  • Page 102: Surround Sound Formats

    Additional information   Surround sound formats About iPod 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. AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac  ...

  • Page 103: Software License Notice

    Additional information   Software license notice Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats About Apple Lossless Audio Codec The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct  ...

  • Page 104: Speaker Setting Guide

    Since mostly dialogs are output from the center speaker, keeping the center speaker as close as possible to the towards the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped. Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research screen makes the overall sound more natural. For TVs using Braun tubes, however, when installing the center Group has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be achieved by pointing all the speakers towards speaker on the floor, adjust its angle of elevation to point it towards the listening position.

  • Page 105: About Messages Displayed When Using Network Functions

    Additional information   About messages displayed when using network functions Important information regarding the HDMI connection Refer to the following information when you come up with a status message while operating the Network There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on functions.

  • Page 106: 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 107

    Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are pos- Use an application licensed by Microsoft Corporation to author, distribute, or play Windows Media formatted sible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.

  • Page 108

    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 109: 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 110: The Advanced Mcacc Menu Specifications

    Additional information   Miscellaneous Specifications Power requirements ..........................AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption ..............................550 W Amplifier section In standby ................................0.1 W Continuous average power output of 90 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz 0.2 W (HDMI Setup –...

  • Page 111: 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 112

    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 113

    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 114

    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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