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JVC RX-ES1SL Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 HOME THEATER RECEIVER RX-ES1SL 0000 0000 0000 CD CZD CD CD CD CD CD © © © Drl_ D,o,,*L AVI_I-tlIIDIIII&IV DIGITAL _wlr r_r_;lllr;T_T_lF1 SURROUND INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located either on the rear, bot- tom or side of the cabinet.
  • Page 2 Warnings, Cautions, and Others CAUTION To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.: Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. Caution--STANDBY/ON OIl switch! Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely. The STANDBY/ON O/I switch in any position does not disconnect the mains...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using the DVD MULTI playback mode ......Activating the DVD MULTI playback mode .......... 31 Adjusting the speaker outputlevel ............31 AV COMPLU LINK remote control system ....Operating other JVC products ........Operating other manufacturers' equipment ....Troubleshooting .............. Specifications ..............
  • Page 4: Parts Identification

    21 DECODE button (12) 2_ SURROUND button (27, 29, 30) Buttons shown in half tone color are used for operating JVC DVD player. • If these buttons cannot be functioned normally, use a remote control supplied with your DVD player. See the instruction supplied with the DVD player for details.
  • Page 5 Parts identification See pages in parentheses for details. STANDBY/ON O/I button and STANDBY lamp (11,23) • SET button (16, t7, 19, 21,28 - 31) DIMMER button (14) • TUNER PRESET button (24) SETTING button (16, 17, 19) Remote sensor (4) ADJUST button (21,28, 30, 31) _o SOURCE SELECTOR (11) SURROUND...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting started Beforeinstallation Puttingbatteriesin the remotecontrol General Precautions Before using the remote control, put two supplied batteries first. • DO NOT insert any meta_object into the unit. 1 Press and slide the • DO NOT disassemble the unit or remove screws, covers, or cabinet. buttery cover on the back _F •...
  • Page 7: Connecting The Fm Andam Antennas

    Getting started Connecting the FM andAM antennas _IfFM reception is poor, connect If AM reception is poor, connect an outdoor single vinyl- outdoor FM antenna (not supplied). covered wire (not supplied). AM loop antenna (supplied) Snap the tabs on the loop into the slots of the base to assemble the AM loop antenna.
  • Page 8: Connecting The Speakers

    Getting Started Connecting the speakers Turn off all components before connections. Speaker LayoutDiagram After connecting the front, center and surround speakers, and/or a subwoofer, set the speaker setting information properly to obtain the best )ossible surround effect. For details, see pages 15 to 18. RX=ES1SL Right surround speaker...
  • Page 9: Connecting Videocomponents

    Getting started Connecting videocomponents Turn off all components before making connections. • Illustrations of the input/output terminals are typicai examples. When you connect other components, refer also to their manuals since the terminai names actually printed on the rear vary among different components. Notes for video connection: •...
  • Page 10 Getting started • When connecting a DVD player with its analog discrete output jacks (5.1-channel reproduction--see page 31): Green Green Connect using one of the Component video cord (not supplied) '__k_ video terminals. Composite video cord (not supplied) •tlgeO t-VIDEO S-video cord (not supplied) L__/DVD Player...
  • Page 11 Getting started TV connection DO NOT use a TV through a VCR or a TV with a built-in VCR; Otherwise, the picture may be distorted. Connect using one of the video termine{s. Component video cord (not supplied) Composite video cord (not supplied) DBStunerconnection Composite video cord (not supplied) ÷9...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Powercord

    Getting started Digital connection ® igital optical cord (not supplied) DBS tuner (Dsiug_plieC_ a;ialabl°r _ DVD Player a digital optical cord, unplug the Before connecting protective plug. • When shipped from the factory, the DIGITAL IN terminals have been set for use with the following components: - DIGITAL 1 (coaxial): For DVD player - DIGITAL 2 (optical): For DBS tuner - DIGITAL 3 (optical): ForTV tuner...
  • Page 13: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Onthe frontpanel: Turn SOURCE SELECTOR until the source name you want appears on the display. The source indicator corresponding to the setected source lights in red. • As you turn SOURCE SELECTOR, the source changes as follows: IIIIII L..
  • Page 14: Selectingthe Digital Decodemode

    Bas_ operaHons HEADPHONE mode When using the headphones, the following signal is output regardless of your speaker setting: -- For 2 channel sources, the front left and right channel signal is output directly from the left and right headphones. -- For multFchannel sources, the front left and right, center and surround channel signal is down-mixed and then output from the headphones without missing bass element.
  • Page 15: Turning Off The Sounds Temporarily--Muting

    Basic operations Turningoffthe powerwiththe Sleep The following are the analog/digital signal format indicators on the Timer display to indicate what type of signat comes into the receiver. ANALOG: Lights when analog input is selected. You can fall asleep while listening to music--Sleep Timer.
  • Page 16: Changing The Displaybrightness

    • When selecting DVD or DVD MULTI as a source using the remote •When digital input is selected: Lights up when the left control, DIMMER will only function if you are us{rig a JVC DVD channel signal comes in. player. To dim the display and indication on the receiver, select e •When analog input is selected:...
  • Page 17: Speaker Settings

    Speaker settings To obtain the best possible surround effect from Surreund/DSP modes (see pages 25 to 30), you need to set up the speaker and subwoofer information after all the connections are completed.You can set the speaker information using one of the following three methods. Smart Surround Setup: Set the speakers information...
  • Page 18: Settingthe Speakersandsubwoofer Information Quickly--Quick Setup

    Speaker settings Press SET. Settingthe speakersandsubwoofer "ENTER USE OF SUBWOOFER" scro/s on the display. information quickly--Quick Setup Turn MULTI JOG to select whether or not you Entering the use of the subwoofer, the number of the speakers, and have CORReCted a subwooter. your room size, the center and surround speakers' delay time is automatically calculated.
  • Page 19: Setting The Speakers And Subwoofer Information Manually

    Speaker settings When selecting "MEDIUM ROOM," 3 Turn MULTI JOG to select the appropriate setting • Center speaker delay time for the item selected in step 2, then press SET. is set to1 msec. • Surround speakers delay time Your setting is stored. is set to 2 msec.
  • Page 20 Speaker settings Setting frequency--CROSS Setting speaker delay time crossover Small speakers cannot reproduce the bass sounds efficiently. If you --CNTR DL (center speaker delay), use a small speaker in any position, this receiver automatically SURR DL (surround speakers delay) reallocates the bass sound elements assigned to the small speaker to Youcan set the speaker delay time easily by using Smart Surround the large speakers.
  • Page 21: Basic Settings

    Basic settings Operating procedure Settingthe digital input(DIGITALIN) terminals--DIGITALIN When you use the digital input terminals, register what components are connected to which terminals--DIGiTAL t/2/3 (see page lg) so that the correct source name will appear when you select the digital source.
  • Page 22: Settingautosurround--Auto Sr

    Basic settings SettingAutoSurround--AUTO SR Setting the video component input mode--DVD VIDEO/DBSVIDEO You can enjoy Surround mode simply by selecting the source (with digitai input selected for that source). When you use the component video inputs for the DVD player and/or Select "ON"...
  • Page 23: Sound Adjustments

    Sound adjustments When operating the receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIOF1"V/VCR/DBS. Operating procedure Adjustingthetone--BASS, TREBLE You can adjust the bass and treble sounds to your preference. • You have to make these adjustments for each source. BASS*: To adjust the bass (from -10 dB to +f 0 dB).
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Frontspeakersoutput Balance--Bal

    Sound adjustments Setting position subwoofer audio Reinforcing the bass--B.BOOST When a stereo source is played back, the subwoofer sound is reinforced compared to the sound from a multi-channel source. You can boost the bass level--Bass Boost. Once you have set the subwoofer audio position, the subwoofer •...
  • Page 25: Tuner Operations

    Tuner operations Tuningin to stationsmanually The buttons on the remote control are mainly used for tuner operations. To use buttons on the remote control, press Fromthe remote controlONLY: FM/AM before operation. 1 Press FM/AM to select the band. When operating this receiver using the remote control, The test received station of the selected band is tuned in.
  • Page 26: Selectingthe Fm Receptionmode

    Tuner operations Onthe front panel: Press the numeric buttons (1 - 10, +10) to select a channel number while the channel number position is flashing. • For channel number 5, press 5. • For channel number 15, press +t0, then 5. •...
  • Page 27: Creating Realistic Sound Fields

    Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theaterambience Introducing the Surround/DSP modes {n a movie theater, many speakers are located on the walls to You can use the following Surround/DSP modes with this receiver. reproduce impressive multi-surround sound, reaching you from all directions.
  • Page 28 Creating realistic sound fields DTS_ The following DAP modes are provided with this receiver: DTS is another digital signal compression method, developed by LIVE CLUB: Reproduces the spatial feeling of a live music club Digital Theater Systems, inc., and enables multi-channel encoding with a low ceiling.
  • Page 29: Aboutrelationsbetweenspeakerlayout And Surround/Dsp Modes

    Creating realistic sound fields Aboutrelationsbetweenspeakerlayout UsingSurround modes and Surround/DSP modes Once you have adjusted the Surround modes, the adjustment is memorized for each source. Available Surround/DSP modes will vary depending on how many • If you set the speaker information using Smart Surround Setup (see speakers are used with this receiver.
  • Page 30 Creating realistic sound fields Onthe front panel: Press TEST to check the speakers output balance. • No test tone is available when using the buttons on the front panel. "TEST 12 starts flashing on the display, and a test tone comes out Before you start, remember...
  • Page 31: Usingdspmodes

    Creating realistic sound fields CENTER*_: To adjust the center speaker output level UsingDSPmodes (from -10 dB te +10 dB). Once you have adjusted the DSP modes, the adjustment SURR L*_: To adjust the left surround speaker output level memorized for each source. (from -10 dB te +10 dB).
  • Page 32 Creating realistic sound fields 3 Turn MULTI JOG until the setting item you want Adjust the surround speaker output levels to set appears on the display, then press SET. (from -t0 dB to +10 dB). • Make adjustments so that the sound level of the selected •...
  • Page 33: Using The Dvd Multi Playback Mode

    Using the DVD MULTI playback mode Onthe front panel: This receiver provides the DVD MULTI playback mode for reproducing the analog discrete output mode (5.1 channel reproduction) of the DVD player. In addition, the DVD MULTI playback mode can be used for reproducing a DVD Audio sound.
  • Page 34: Av Complu Link Remote Control System

    (TV, DVD player and VCR) through this receiver. This receiver is equipped with the AV COMPU LINK-Ill, which has added a function to operate JVC's video components through the video components terminals. To use this remote control system, you need to connect the video components you want to operate, following the diagrams below and the procedures on page 33.
  • Page 35 AV COMPU LINK remote control system One-touch DVD olav 1. If you have already plugged your VCR, DVD player, TV and this receiver into the AC outlets, Simply by starting playback on the DVD player, you can enjoy the DVD playback without setting other switches manually. unplug their AC power cords first.
  • Page 36: Adjust The Volume

    RETURN, ZOOM, VFP, €;", ANGLE, REPEAT, DIMMER, 3D, PROGRESSIVE, KARAOKE operation buttons and numeric buttons for operating JVC DVD player. • If these buttons do not function normally, use a remote control supplied with your DVD player. See the instruction supplied with the DVD player for details.
  • Page 37: Operating Other Manufacturers' Equipment

    Operating other manufacturers' equipment Changing the transmittablesignalsfor operatinga DBStuner Press and hold DBS VII. Press DBS. 3 Enter the manufacturer's code using buttons 1 - 9, and O. Release _/I. Now, you can perform the following operations on the DBS tuner.
  • Page 38 Operating other manufacturers" equipment Manufacturers' codes for VCR CI Changing the transmittablesignalsfor operatinga Manufacturer Codes 1 Press and hold VCR (b/I. 01" - 04 2 Press VCR. AIWA AKAI 06 - 08 3 Enter the manufacturer's code using buttons 1 - 9, BELL+HOWELL and O.
  • Page 39 Operating other manufacturers" equipment Manufacturers' codes forTY Changing the transmittablesignalsfor operatinga Manufacturer Codes Press and hold TV _/I. 01" AKAI 2 Press TV. BELL+HOWELL 3 Enter the manufacturer's code using buttons 1 - 9, CENTURION and O. CORONAD 4 ReleaseTV _/I.
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Use this chart to help you solve daily operational problems. If there are any problems you cannot solve, contact your JVC's service center. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION The power does not come on. The power cord is not plugged in.
  • Page 41 Troubleshooting PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Surround mode cannot be selected. Surround mode is not available on the Play not multi-channel software or software being played back, or only the check the speaker setting. front speakers are set for use. DSP mode cannot be selected. DSP mode is not available on the Play back Linear PCM or analog software or software being played back, or only the...
  • Page 42: Specifications

    Specifications I Designs & specifications are subject to change without notice. RX-ESISL FM tuner (IHF) Amplifier Output Power 87.50 MHz to 108.00 MHz Tuning Range: At stereo operation: Usable Sensitivity: Front channels: 100 W per channeF, min. RMS, driven into Monaural: 12.8 dBf (t .2 pV/75 _2) 8 _2 at 1 kHz with no more than 0.8% totet...
  • Page 43 LineInstruction(not applicablefor Europe,U.S.A., Canada,Australia CAUTION for mains (AC) line • VOLTAGE SELECTOR 1 BEFORE PLUGGING IN, do check that your mains (AC) line voltage corresponds with Ihe position of the voltage selector switch provided on the outside of this equipment and, if different, reset the voltage...