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Optimus STAV-3580 Owner's Manual

Professional series digital synthesized audio/video surround receiver
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Digital Synthesize
Surround Receive
Owner's Manual
Please read before using this equipment.


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  • Page 1 31-3037 Cat. No. Digital Synthesize Audio/Video Surround Receive STAV-3580 Owner’s Manual Please read before using this equipment.
  • Page 2 Introducing the Optimus STAV-3580 Your Optimus STAV-3580 Digital Synthesized A/V Surround Receiver is the per- fect control center for your audio/video system. It combines 110 watts-per-chan- nel of clean power with modern styling and provides connections for one tape deck, one audio/video source, one more tape deck or audio/video playback source, a turntable, a CD player, and a video monitor.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This receiver is made and tested to meet exacting Careful attention is devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your receiver, and safety is safety standards. It meets both UL and FCC require- a major factor in its design. However, safety is also your responsibility. ments.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparing Your Receiver ................5 Positioning Speakers .
  • Page 5: Preparing Your Receiver

    Preparing Your Receiver Caution: Make all the necessary connections before you plug in or turn on the receiver. Positioning Speakers Where you place your speakers (not supplied) can make a noticeable difference in your system’s sound. The guidelines in this section will help you choose the best locations.
  • Page 6: Connecting Speakers

    Wire Strand pairs of speakers, connect one set to and one set to Speakers A Speakers B • Optimus and other high-quality speak- Conductor ers have color-coded speaker termi- nals (red for positive polarity and Wire Strands black for negative polarity). Use these...
  • Page 7 Preparing Your Receiver Connecting the A and B Speakers Note: sure connect Follow these steps to connect the right speaker to the receiver’s right FRONT receiver’s right and left positive (+) and terminals. SPEAKERS A negative (–) terminals to the speaker’s corresponding right and left positive (+) 1.
  • Page 8: Connecting Program Sources

    Preparing Your Receiver Connecting Program Sources You can connect up to five external program sources to your receiver. OUT PUT CD Player UNBAL TO MONITOR TV VIDEO VIDEO OUT PLAY LOOP ANTENNA TAPE2 CONTROL ANTENNA PHONO MONITOR /TAPE1 Connecting a Turntable Connect a turntable with a magnetic cartridge only.
  • Page 9 Preparing Your Receiver Connecting Video Sources If you connect two video sources such as VCRs or laser disc players to your Note: If your VCR is monaural, use a Y- receiver, you can use the receiver to switch between viewing the sources. You adapter (available your...
  • Page 10: Connecting The Antennas

    Preparing Your Receiver Connecting the Antennas In many cities, the supplied indoor AM loop and FM antennas provide adequate reception. AM Antennas Assemble the included antenna’s base by swinging the base in the direction of the arrow and inserting the antenna’s bottom tabs into the base’s slot. Then attach the antenna wires to the terminals (bottom two terminals).
  • Page 11 Preparing Your Receiver For the best radio reception, use an outdoor antenna. Follow these steps to Warning: To prevent injury, read and fol- connect an outdoor FM antenna to the receiver using 75 cable. low all cautions and warnings that accompany the outdoor antenna.
  • Page 12: Using One Remote Control For More Than One Unit

    Preparing Your Receiver Using One Remote Control If you also have an Optimus professional series CD player, VCR, or cassette deck with the OSR mark, you can connect its jack to the receiver CONTROL IN for More than One Unit so you can control all of your equipment with a single remote control.
  • Page 13: Using The Ac Power Outlet

    Preparing Your Receiver Using the AC Power Outlet Your receiver has an AC power outlet that you can use to power an electronic device, such as a turntable, cassette deck, VCR, and so on. This switched out- Caution: Do not connect appliances with let turns on and off with the receiver and provides a maximum of 100 Watts.
  • Page 14: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Note: The controls on the remote control work the same as the buttons on the Warning: To prevent possible hearing receiver’s front panel. loss, turn before you turn VOLUME on the receiver or change the program Follow these steps to use the receiver. sources.
  • Page 15: Balance Control

    Basic Operation Balance Control BALANCE control lets you adjust the sound balance between the left and right speakers. If you properly position the speakers and your listening area is centered between them, the center control setting is usually best (see “Position- ing Speakers”...
  • Page 16: Tuning The Radio

    Basic Operation Tuning the Radio Your receiver offers three types of electronic tuning—manual, automatic, and memory. Manual and Automatic Tuning Follow these steps to manualy or automatically tune to the stations. 1. Press . Then press to select the desired band. TUNER FM/AM When you select the AM or FM radio band, the receiver tunes to and dis-...
  • Page 17: Using Fm Mono

    Basic Operation Using FM Mono To receive FM stations in stereo, press until MONO disappears from FM MONO the display. appears on the display when you receive an FM broadcast STEREO in stereo. You can improve the reception of weak FM stations by pressing until FM MONO appears.
  • Page 18: Cassette Deck/Vcr Features

    Cassette Deck/VCR Features You can connect two cassette decks to the receiver. Selecting either VCR/TAPE lets you hear the playback from the cassette deck you TAPE 2 MONITOR connected to the receiver’s corresponding ( VCR/TAPE 1 TAPE 2 MONITOR jacks. Using the VCR/TAPE 1 Press appears on the display.
  • Page 19: Playing And Recording Video Tapes

    Cassette Deck/VCR Features Playing and Recording You can connect two video sources to the receiver. If you connect a VCR to the VCR/TAPE 1 audio and video jacks, you can copy video cassette tapes from one Video Tapes VCR to another and monitor the dubbing process. Playing a Video Cassette Tape To play a video tape, load the tape into the VCR connected to either VCR/TAPE 1...
  • Page 20: Using Advanced Sound Options

    Using Advanced Sound Options Your receiver has four special sound options: Dolby Pro-Logic Surround, Dolby 3CH Logic, Studio-Effect Surround, and Simulated Surround. These special options enhance a program source. Notes: • To get the full benefit from programs encoded with Dolby Surround Sound, you need a stereo VCR.
  • Page 21: Sound Mode Adjustments (Remote Control Only)

    Using Advanced Sound Options Sound Mode Adjustments Center Mode Setting (Remote Control Only) The center mode setting affects the center channel’s bass signals. It operates only when you select the Dolby Pro-Logic Surround or Dolby 3CH Logic mode. Slide on the remote control to .
  • Page 22: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control The remote control works up to a distance of about 23 feet, and within a 30- degree angle on either side of the receiver. Point the control at the receiver’s front panel and press the desired button(s). Many buttons on the remote control work the same as buttons on the receiver’s front panel.
  • Page 23 Using the Remote Control MUTING Silences the receiver. Press again to restore the sound to its previous level. See Page 15. – TUNING + Tunes to radio stations with AUDIO VCR set to AUDIO. See Page 16. Manual Tuning: Press once to select the next higher or lower frequency.
  • Page 24 Turns on the connected VCR with AUDIO VCR set to VCR; turns on the cassette deck with AUDIO VCR set to AUDIO. Note: TAPE POWER does not work with all Optimus Profes- sional Series cassette decks. – VCR CH + Moves to the next higher or lower channel with AUDIO VCR set to VCR.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    • Video connections are incorrect. • Check and correct the connections. Remote does not control cassette • Cassette deck or CD player not • This feature only works with Optimus Pro- deck or CD player. compatible. fessional Series components. • Control cable is not plugged in.
  • Page 26: Care And Maintenance

    Care and Maintenance Your STAV-3580 Digital Synthesized A/V Surround Receiver is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for the receiver so you can enjoy it for years. Keep the receiver dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids can contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
  • Page 27: The Fcc Wants You To Know

    The FCC Wants You to Know Your receiver might cause radio or TV interference even when it is operating properly. To determine whether your receiver is causing the interference, turn off your receiver. If the interference goes away, your receiver is causing it. Try to eliminate the interference by: •...
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier Front Channel Average Power Output ......... 110 Watts per Channel into 8 Ohms From 20 to 20,000 Hz, With No More than 0.09% Total Harmonic Distortion Measured Pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s...
  • Page 29 Specifications FM Tuner Frequency Range ............... 87.5 to 108 MHz Usable Sensitivity .
  • Page 30: Index To Features By Control Name

    Index to Features by Control Name This table lists the control and indicator names found on the front of your receiver, along with the page number where the con- trol or indicator is discussed. To find a description for the buttons on the remote control, see “Using the Remote Control” on Page 22.
  • Page 31 Notes...
  • Page 32 RadioShack Limited Warranty This product is warranted against defects for 2 years from date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and deal- ers. Within this period, we will repair it without charge for parts and labor. Simply bring your RadioShack sales slip as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store.

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