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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions 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 instruc- 04 Basic Setup Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ..............46 tions so you will know how to operate your model properly. The Input Setup menu ..............................47 Contents Operation Mode Setup ..............................48...
  • Page 5 10 Controlling the rest of your system 14 Additional information About the Remote Setup menu............................83 Surround sound formats ...............................117 Operating multiple receivers ............................83 About THX ..................................117 Setting the remote to control other components ......................83 About HDMI ..................................118 Selecting preset codes directly ............................83 HTC Connect ...................................118 Programming signals from other remote controls .......................84 About iPod ..................................119...
  • Page 6 Flow of settings on the receiver MCACC speaker settings Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) page 46 The Input Setup menu (page Flow for connecting and setting the receiver (When using connections other than the recommended connections) The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used eas- ily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
  • Page 7   Before you start   Checking what’s in the box ......................8 Our philosophy ..........................8   Features ............................8 Installing the receiver ........................10 Loading the batteries ........................10 Operating range of remote control unit ..................10   About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) ................10...
  • Page 8: Checking What's In The Box

    Various Speaker Channel Assign Pioneer is dedicated to making your home theater listening experience as close as possible to the vision of the moviemakers and mastering engineer when they created the original soundtrack. We do this by focusing on three...
  • Page 9 ®   With AirPlay you can stream music from iTunes to the SC-75 and play it through your home theater system. By connecting a Pioneer player supporting the Sound Retriever Link function, compressed audio files played on You can even use the receiver to view metadata including song title, artist as well as album art on a connected the player can be corrected automatically to play the sound with higher density.
  • Page 10: Installing The Receiver

    Before you start   Installing the receiver Operating range of remote control unit ! When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level and stable surface. The remote control may not work properly if: ! Don’t install it on the following places: ! There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
  • Page 11 The file is located in the “Applications” folder just under the hard disk (Macintosh HD). 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 Select and use the desired function.
  • Page 12   Controls and displays   Remote control ..........................13 Display ............................15   Front panel ............................. 16  ...
  • Page 13: 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 52, 53, 55, and 86.) This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver. u STANDBY/ON This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
  • Page 14 Controls and displays   10 MULTI-ZONE select buttons Switch to perform operations in ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE (page 78). 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). Switch to perform operations in the main zone.
  • Page 15: Display

    Controls and displays   (PHASE CONTROL) Display Lights when the Phase Control (page 62) or Full Band Phase Control (page 62) is switched on. Lights when the input signal level is lowered to reduce distortion (page 74).   DIGITAL PLUS FULL BAND TUNED AUTO...
  • Page 16: Front Panel

    Controls and displays   Remote sensor Front panel Receives the signals from the remote control (page 10). MASTER VOLUME dial Front panel controls   To access the front panel controls, catch the sides of the door with your fingers and pull forward. ADVANCED MCACC FL OFF...
  • Page 17 Controls and displays   19 MCACC SETUP MIC jack Use to connect the supplied microphone (page 46). 20 iPod/iPhone/iPad terminals Use to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad as an audio and video source (page 41), or connect a USB device for  ...
  • Page 18   Connecting your equipment   Connecting your equipment ......................19 Rear panel ............................19   Determining the speakers’ application ..................20 Placing the speakers ........................23 Connecting the speakers ....................... 23 Installing your speaker system ..................... 25   About the audio connection ......................30 About the video converter ......................
  • Page 19: 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 20: Determining The Speakers' Application

    Connecting your equipment   [B] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection Determining the speakers’ application ! Speaker System setting: 7.1ch + Speaker B This unit is equipped with speaker terminals for 11 channels, allowing users to select a variety of speaker layouts/ usage patterns according to their tastes.
  • Page 21 Connecting your equipment   [D] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi [F] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality Zone) surround) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone) ! Speaker System setting: 7.1ch + ZONE 2 ! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2 With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound...
  • Page 22 Connecting your equipment   [H] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection [J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection (High quality surround) ! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo ! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp playback of the same sound on the B speakers.
  • Page 23: Placing The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment   Placing the speakers Connecting the speakers Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect. Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
  • Page 24 Connecting your equipment   Banana plug connections Bi-wiring your speakers If you want to use speaker cables terminated with banana plugs, screw the speaker terminal fully shut, then plug Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping. ! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference. the banana plug into the end of the speaker terminal.
  • Page 25: Installing Your Speaker System

    Connecting your equipment   [B] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection Installing your speaker system ! Select ‘7.1ch + Speaker B’ from the Speaker System menu. At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should Speaker system setting page 98 to do this.
  • Page 26 Connecting your equipment   [C] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality [D] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi surround) Zone) ! Select ‘7.1ch Front Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu. ! Select ‘7.1ch + ZONE 2’ from the Speaker System menu. Speaker system setting page 98 to do this.
  • Page 27 Connecting your equipment   [E] 7.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) & ZONE 2 [F] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality connection (Multi Zone) surround) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone) ! Select ‘7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2’ from the Speaker System menu. ! Select ‘5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2’...
  • Page 28 Connecting your equipment   [G-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone) [H] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection [G-2] Multi-ZONE Music ! Select ‘5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu. Speaker system setting page 98 to do this.
  • Page 29 Connecting your equipment   [I] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection [J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection (High quality surround) (High quality surround) ! Select ‘5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu. ! Select ‘5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp’...
  • Page 30: About The Audio Connection

    Connecting your equipment   About the audio connection About the video converter The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT terminal. Types of cables and terminals Transferable audio signals If the TV is only connected to the receiver’s composite VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks, all the other video devices HDMI HD audio must be connected through composite connections.
  • Page 31: About Hdmi

    Connecting your equipment   About HDMI Connecting your TV and playback components The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio. This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI ® ) technology. Connecting using HDMI This receiver supports the functions described below through HDMI connections.
  • Page 32 Connecting your equipment   ! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables. Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output — When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV can be input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT terminal, so HDMI output) to the receiver.
  • Page 33 Connecting your equipment   ! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for Connecting your TV with no HDMI input video signal input. This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to Depending on the player, it may not be possible to output video signals to both HDMI and other video output the receiver.
  • Page 34: Connecting An Hdd/dvd Recorder, Bd Recorder And Other Video Sources

    Connecting your equipment   ! If your HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc., is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend con- Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video necting it to the receiver’s HDMI DVR/BDR IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by sources HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI...
  • Page 35: Connecting A Satellite/cable Receiver Or Other Set-top Box

    Connecting your equipment   ! Even if your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, in some cases the sound is output from Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box the digital audio output (optical or coaxial) and only the video is output from the HDMI output terminal. In this case, make the HDMI and digital audio connections as shown below.
  • Page 36: 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 every When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see channel of your system using the pre-outs.
  • Page 37: 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 38: 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 four independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
  • Page 39 Connecting your equipment   MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2) Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 3) Either the surround back or the front wide speaker terminals can be used as the speaker terminals for ZONE 2. Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 3 OUT jacks on this receiver. For details, see Determining the speakers’...
  • Page 40: 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 104).
  • Page 41: Connecting Optional Bluetooth Adapter

    TV that is connected to the receiver. ADAPTER PORT (OUTPUT 5 V ! The iPod cable is not included with this receiver. The optional iPod cable from Pioneer is sold separately under 0.1 A MAX) the part number ADE7136.
  • Page 42: 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.   iPod iPhone iPad AUTO/ALC/ iPod iPhone iPad AUTO/ALC/ DIRECT CONTROL DIRECT...
  • Page 43: Connecting An Ir Receiver

      sensor on the front panel. Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR IN jack on the rear of this receiver. 12V TRIGGER Closet or shelving unit Non-Pioneer   component 12V TRIGGER ( OUTPUT 12 V (OUTPUT 12 V...
  • Page 44: Plugging In The 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 45   Basic Setup   Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ........46 The Input Setup menu ........................47   Operation Mode Setup ......................... 48 Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)............... 49 About the Home Menu ......................... 49  ...
  • Page 46: Automatically Conducting Optimum Sound Tuning (full Auto Mcacc)

    Basic Setup   Install the microphone on a stable floor. Placing the microphone on any of the following surfaces may make Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto accurate measurement impossible: MCACC) ! Sofas or other soft surfaces. ! High places such as tabletops and sofa tops. The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.
  • Page 47: The Input Setup Menu

    Basic Setup   1a.Full Auto MCACC 1a.Full Auto MCACC The Input Setup menu A/V RECEIVER A/V RECEIVER Now Analyzing... You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according Environment Check to the default settings (see Input function default and possible settings page...
  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 50: Basic Playback

      Basic playback   Playing a source ..........................51 Playing an iPod ..........................52   Playing a USB device ........................53 Playing an MHL-compatible device ....................54 Listening to the radio ........................55 Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music .............. 56  ...
  • Page 51: Playing A Source

    Basic playback   Playing a source Note Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system. Depending on the input to be played, the playback operation can in some cases be performed using the on- screen display.
  • Page 52: 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 53: 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 54: 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 55: Listening To The Radio

    Basic playback   Saving station presets Listening to the radio If you often listen to a particular radio station, it’s convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for easy The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and recall whenever you want to listen to that station.
  • Page 56: 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...
  • Page 57 ® 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...
  • Page 58   Listening to your system   Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes ..........59 Selecting MCACC presets ......................61   Choosing the input signal ......................61 Better sound using Phase Control ....................62 Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control ..........62  ...
  • Page 59: Listening To Your System

    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 –...
  • Page 60 Listening to your system   Using the Home THX modes Using the Advanced surround effects THX and Home THX are technical standards created by THX Ltd. for cinema and home theater sound. Home THX The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced is designed to make home theater audio sound more like what you hear in a cinema.
  • Page 61: Selecting Mcacc Presets

    Listening to your system   Using Stream Direct Selecting MCACC presets Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unneces- ! Default setting: MEMORY 1 sary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source. If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the Processing differs depending on the input signal and whether or not surround back speakers are connected.
  • Page 62: Better Sound Using Phase Control

    Listening to your system   Better sound using Phase Control Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at This receiver is equipped with the two types of functions that correct phase distortion and group delay: Phase the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound.
  • Page 63   Playback with NETWORK features   Introduction ........................... 64 Playback with Network functions ....................65   About network playback ......................67 About playable file formats ......................68  ...
  • Page 64: Playback With Network Features 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 65: 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.
  • Page 66 ! When disposing of the product, we recommend you reset it to delete the data. See Resetting the system The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of page this address.
  • Page 67: 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 68: 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.
  • Page 69   Control with HDMI function   About the Control with HDMI function ..................70 Making Control with HDMI connections ..................70   HDMI Setup ............................ 70 Before using synchronization ....................... 71 About synchronized operations ....................71 Setting the PQLS function ......................71  ...
  • Page 70: 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 71: Before Using Synchronization

    TV’s menu screen, etc. This receiver will power up and switch to the synchronized amp mode. ! See the Pioneer website for players supporting the Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link functions. ! When the synchronized amp mode is canceled, the receiver’s power turns off if you were viewing an HDMI input or a TV program on the TV.
  • Page 72: Cautions On The Control With Hdmi Function

    Control with HDMI function   Stream Smoother Link Using the Control with HDMI function, the receiver automatically detects whether a compressed video file is being played on the player, and if so automatically activates the Stream Smoother function. To activate the Stream Smoother Link function, make the setting below.  ...
  • Page 73: Using Other Functions

      Using other functions   Setting the Audio options ......................74 Setting the Video options ......................76   Switching the speaker terminals ....................78 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ....................78 Making an audio or a video recording..................79 Network settings from a web browser ..................79  ...
  • Page 74: 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 75 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks optimized V.HEIGHT When you’re not using front height speakers, selecting this mode for Dolby TrueHD (you may need to use this feature when listening to (Virtual Height) allows you to hear a virtual front height channel through your front Loud Mgmt...
  • Page 76: Setting The Video Options

    Using other functions   m ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs. Video parameter menu ! You can’t use the Virtual Height mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
  • Page 77 Using other functions   Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Reduces block noise (block-shaped distortion generated upon MPEG Adjusts the red/green balance. compression) in the picture.   c 0 to +8 d <d, e> Default: 0 c –6 to +6 d <d, e>...
  • Page 78: Switching The Speaker Terminals

    Using other functions   Switching the speaker terminals Note If you selected 9.1ch FH/FW, 7.1ch + Speaker B, 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2 or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp at Speaker ! When 7.1ch + Speaker B or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting (page 98) and system setting...
  • Page 79: Making An Audio Or A Video Recording

    Using other functions   ZONE 2 remote controls Making an audio or a video recording Press the remote control’s ZONE 2 to operate the corresponding zone. You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to The following table shows the possible ZONE 2 remote controls: the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).
  • Page 80: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using other functions   About the Speaker B Link function Using the sleep timer When 7.1ch + Speaker B or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting (page 98) and The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without the Speaker B Link setting (HDMI Setup page...
  • Page 81: Resetting The System

    Using other functions   Setting Default Resetting the system Phase Control Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this. iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, PANDORA, Set MULTI-ZONE to MULTI ZONE OFF. MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, ADAPTER ! Disconnect the iPod and USB memory device from the receiver beforehand.
  • Page 82: Controlling The Rest Of Your System

      Controlling the rest of your system   About the Remote Setup menu ....................83 Operating multiple receivers ......................83   Setting the remote to control other components............... 83 Selecting preset codes directly ..................... 83 Programming signals from other remote controls ..............84 Erasing one of the remote control button settings ..............
  • Page 83: About The Remote Setup Menu

    Resetting the remote control settings page RECEIVER INPUT SELECT STATUS If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from Change RC operating simultaneously when the remote control unit is operated. See Operating multiple receivers page...
  • Page 84: 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 85: 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. If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed. Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby simultaneously.
  • Page 86: Resetting The Remote Control Settings

    Controlling the rest of your system   Resetting the remote control settings Controlling components Use this procedure to reset all the remote control’s settings to the factory default. This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote to control ! When preset codes are set, all the signals learned in the input function buttons are cleared.
  • Page 87 Controlling the rest of your system   TV and Audio/Video components Audio/Video components HDD/BDR/ Button(s) CD/CD-R/SACD MD/DAT TAPE Button(s) TV (Monitor) BD/DVD SAT/CATV u SOURCE POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER ON/  ...
  • Page 88 Controlling the rest of your system   TV (Projector) Button(s) TV (Projector) u SOURCE POWER ON   MOVIE STANDARD DYNAMIC USER1 USER2   USER3 COLOR+ SHARP+ GAMMA   COLOR– !/CLR SHARP– ENTER (CLASS) COLOR TEMP EXIT INFO i/j/k/l i/j/k/l ENTER ENTER TEST HIDE...
  • Page 89: The Advanced Mcacc Menu

      The Advanced MCACC menu   Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu ............ 90 Automatic MCACC (Expert)......................90   Manual MCACC setup ........................92 Checking MCACC Data ........................94 Data Management ......................... 95  ...
  • Page 90: Making Receiver Settings From The Advanced Mcacc Menu

    ! Auto MCACC – The default is ALL (recommended), but you can limit the system calibration to only one set- The Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) system was developed in Pioneer’s laboratories with ting (to save time) if you want.
  • Page 91 The Advanced MCACC menu   Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER. Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone. A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum receiver settings.
  • Page 92: 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 93 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 94: 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 46, the proce-...
  • Page 95: Data Management

    The Advanced MCACC menu   Speaker Distance Data Management Use this to display the distance from the different channels to the listening position. See Speaker Distance This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listen- page 100 for more on this.
  • Page 96 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 97: The System Setup And Other Setup Menus

      The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu ............98 Manual speaker setup ........................98   Network Setup menu ........................101 Checking the Network Information ...................102 MHL Setup ............................102 The Other Setup menu ........................102  ...
  • Page 98: Making Receiver Settings From The System Setup Menu

    101). ! 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2 – Select to use the surround back speaker terminals for an independent system in ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page another zone (see...
  • Page 99 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Using Multi-ZONE Music ! SW – LFE signals and bass frequencies of channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer when YES is selected. Choose the PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass sound continuously or you Multi-ZONE Music can be used to play the same sound in the MAIN ZONE, ZONE 2 and ZONE 3, for example for want deeper bass (the bass frequencies that would normally come out the front and center speakers are also home parties.
  • Page 100 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Speaker Distance THX Audio Setting For good sound depth and separation from your system, you need to specify the distance of your speakers from This menu allows the user to adjust various THX features including Loudness Plus, SBch processing, THX Select2 the listening position.
  • Page 101: 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 102: Checking The Network Information

    ! Play ZONE Setup – Select the zone for playing the audio contents of devices in the home network (page 105). Checking the Network Information ! Maintenance Mode – This is used to receive maintenance from a Pioneer service engineer or custom The setting status of the following network-related items can be checked. installer (page 105).
  • Page 103 ! If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download it onto your computer. When downloading an update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before You can set the maximum volume of this receiver or specify what the volume level will be when the power is saving it on the USB memory device.
  • Page 104 The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Software Update messages Select the Power ON Level setting you want. The sub zone volume is set to the volume selected here when the sub zone is turned on using the multi-zone func- Status messages Descriptions tion.
  • Page 105: Making Network Settings Using Safari

    If another zone is on, it may not be possible to play the audio contents. In this case, turn the other zone off, then play the audio contents. Maintenance Mode Only use this if so instructed by a Pioneer service engineer or custom installer. Note This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
  • Page 106: Using Safari To Set A Friendly Name

    The System Setup and Other Setup menus   Press Start. Using Safari to set a friendly name The firmware update prepare screen is displayed. If the screen does not switch automatically, click Click here. Launch Safari on your computer. Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver's name  ...
  • Page 107: Faq

        Troubleshooting ..........................108 Power ............................108   No sound ............................108 Other audio problems .........................109 ADAPTER PORT terminal ......................110 Video .............................110   Settings ............................110 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output ................111 Display ............................111 Remote control ..........................111 HDMI .............................112 MHL ...............................112 AVNavigator ..........................112 USB interface ..........................113 iPod ...............................113...
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting

      ing the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair The receiver suddenly switches off or There is a problem with the receiver’s power unit or fan. Try turning on the power. If the work.
  • Page 109: Other Audio Problems

    Symptom Remedy Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and Speaker switching sound (clicking Depending on the listening mode, the front height (or front wide) and surround back HOME MENU items cannot be not all of the functions can be used.
  • Page 110: Adapter Port Terminal

      Symptom Remedy ADAPTER PORT terminal Noisy, intermittent, or distorted Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), Symptom Remedy picture. or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc.
  • Page 111: Professional Calibration Eq Graphical Output

    The disc may not contain 5.1/6.1 channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on   Certain listening modes or When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and the receiver’s format indicators light. what audio tracks are recorded on the disc.
  • Page 112: 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 70).
  • Page 113: Usb Interface

      Symptom Causes Remedy USB interface The menu is not displayed Depending on the computer’s set- Using Explorer, etc., double-click “MAIN_MENU.exe” in the even when the included tings and environment, the menu CD-ROM to execute it. A caution regarding security may Symptoms Causes Remedies...
  • Page 114: Network

      Symptoms Causes Remedies Network Cannot access the com- The component connected to the If the client is automatically authorized, you need to enter Symptoms Causes Remedies ponent connected to the network is not properly set. the corresponding information again. Check whether the network.
  • Page 115: 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 116   Additional information   Surround sound formats ......................117 About THX ............................117   About HDMI ..........................118 HTC Connect ..........................118 About iPod ...........................119 Windows 7 ...........................119   MHL ...............................119 Software license notice .......................119 Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats ......120 Speaker Setting Guide ........................
  • Page 117: Surround Sound Formats

    Additional information   Surround sound formats About THX Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on BDs, DVDs, satellite, cable and The THX technologies are explained below. terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes. See http://www.thx.com for more detailed information.  ...
  • Page 118: About Hdmi

    Additional information   THX Select2 Plus About HDMI Before any home theatre component can be THX Select2 Plus certified, it must incorporate all the features above HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a digital transfer standard for receiving video and audio data with and also pass a rigorous series of quality and performance tests.
  • Page 119: About Ipod

    Additional information   About iPod   AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac   and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later. MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL, LLC in the Bluetooth technology works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and United States and other countries.
  • Page 120: 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 121: 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 122: 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 123: The Advanced Mcacc Menu Glossary

    Additional information   Glossary The THX technologies are explained below. See http://www.thx.com for more detailed information. THX Cinema Audio formats/Decoding A mode for playing in a home theater environment the sound tracks of theater movies that have been recorded   Dolby and edited for playback in large spaces such as movie theaters.
  • Page 124 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 125 Additional information   Wireless LAN/Wi-Fi “Wi-Fi” (Wireless Fidelity) is a trademark coined by the Wi-Fi Alliance trade association to increase recognition of wireless LAN standards. With the increase in the number of devices connected to computers in recent years, Wi-Fi offers the advantage of eliminating the complexity of making connections with LAN cables by using wire- less connection.
  • Page 126: Features Index

    Additional information   Sound Retriever Air Features index Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes page Dialog Enhancement Operation Mode Setting the Audio options page Operation Mode Setup page   Internet radio AVNavigator for Windows, AVNavigator for Mac, AVNavigator for iPad Listening to Internet radio stations page About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM)
  • Page 127: Specifications

    Additional information   Digital In/Out Section Specifications HDMI terminal ............................19-pin (Not DVI) HDMI output type .............................. 5 V, 55 mA Amplifier section HDMI input/MHL terminal ..........................5 V, 900 mA Continuous average power output* USB terminal ....................... USB2.0 High Speed (Type A) 5 V, 2.1 A  ...
  • Page 128: 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 129 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 130 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 131 253 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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