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SX-315.book Page 1 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM
SX-315
Audio Multi-Channel Receiver
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  • Page 1 SX-315.book Page 1 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM SX-315 Audio Multi-Channel Receiver Discover the benefits of registering your product online at www.pioneer.co.uk (www.pioneer-eur.com).
  • Page 2: Operating Environment

    SX-315.book Page 2 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM IMPORTANT CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, CAUTION: The exclamation point within an equilateral within an equilateral triangle, is intended to TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC...
  • Page 3 SX-315.book Page 3 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM VENTILATION CAUTION CAUTION When installing this unit, make sure to leave space STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not around the unit for ventilation to improve heat completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SX-315.book Page 4 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Contents Contents 01 Before you start 06 Using the tuner Checking what’s in the box ..... 5 Listening to the radio .
  • Page 5: Before You Start

    SX-315.book Page 5 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Before you start Chapter 01: Before you start Important Checking what’s in the box Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as Please check that you've received the following supplied leakage and bursting.
  • Page 6: Connecting Up

    SX-315.book Page 6 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Connecting up Chapter 02: Connecting up Making cable connections Connecting to a TV and DVD recorder or player Make sure not to bend the cables over the top of this unit (as shown in the illustration).
  • Page 7: Connecting A Satellite Receiver Or Other Digital Set-Top Box

    SX-315.book Page 7 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Connecting up Connecting a satellite receiver or Connecting a tape deck or VCR other digital set-top box The diagram below shows a tape deck or VCR connected to the receiver using two sets of stereo analog audio...
  • Page 8: Connecting Antennas

    SX-315.book Page 8 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Connecting up Using external antennas Connecting antennas To improve FM reception Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna Connect an external FM antenna. as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality, connect external antennas (see Using external antennas below).
  • Page 9: Connecting The Speakers

    SX-315.book Page 9 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Connecting up Connecting the speakers The diagram below shows a complete surround sound setup of six speakers set up in a typical configuration. For the best sound, try to follow this setup in your room as closely as possible.
  • Page 10: Plugging In

    SX-315.book Page 10 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Connecting up • Try not to place the surround speakers further away from the listening position than the front and center Plugging in speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound After making sure that everything is connected properly, effect.
  • Page 11: Controls And Displays

    SX-315.book Page 11 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Controls and displays Chapter 03: Controls and displays Front panel SX-315 AUDIO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER STANDBY/ON INPUT SELECTOR MASTER VOLUME – STATION CLASS FM/AM TAPE/VCR DIGITAL DVD/DVR DOWN AUTO SURROUND STEREO –...
  • Page 12: Display

    SX-315.book Page 12 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Controls and displays Display TONE SOUND PL II SLEEP Lights when the receiver is decoding a Dolby Digital Lights when the receiver is decoding a DTS signal. signal. 2 PL II Lights when the receiver is in 5ch stereo mode.
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    SX-315.book Page 13 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Controls and displays STANDBY/ON This switches between standby and on for this receiver Remote control (page 15). MUTE Press to mute the sound (press again, or adjust the volume, to restore the sound).
  • Page 14 SX-315.book Page 14 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Controls and displays (cursor left/right), VOLUME +/– and ENTER Use to navigate menus and adjust the volume. 13 ROOM SETUP Press to set up surround sound using the Room Setup presets (page 15).
  • Page 15: Surround Sound Setup

    SX-315.book Page 15 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Surround sound setup Chapter 04: Surround sound setup Introduction to home theater Quick setup using the Room Setup You are probably used to using stereo equipment to listen The Room Setup feature gives you a very simple way to...
  • Page 16: Setting Speaker Distances

    SX-315.book Page 16 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Surround sound setup • Room L – Larger than average room (approx. 7.5 m x Press SYSTEM SETUP again to select the suround 9.0 m) speaker distance setting, then set using the (cursor left/right) buttons.
  • Page 17 SX-315.book Page 17 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Surround sound setup Setting the channel levels while playing a source The following way of setting the channel levels is best done while playing a multichannel source, such as a DVD. See also the following chapter, Listening to your system on page 18 for more on playing sources.
  • Page 18: Listening To Your System

    SX-315.book Page 18 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Listening to your system Chapter 05: Listening to your system • If the channel level has been raised using the channel level settings (see page 16), it’s possible that Selecting a source...
  • Page 19: Listening In Surround Sound

    SX-315.book Page 19 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Listening to your system Note that single channel sources are played through the center speaker and subwoofer only in this mode. Listening in surround sound Using the SURROUND button you can listen to any source in surround sound.
  • Page 20: Using The Tone Controls

    SX-315.book Page 20 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Listening to your system Using the tone controls Dynamic Range Control setting • Default setting: DRC: OFF Using this setting, you can compress the dynamic range TONE of Dolby Digital or DTS sources so that low level sounds...
  • Page 21: Dual Mono Setting

    SX-315.book Page 21 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Listening to your system Dual Mono setting • Default setting: CH1 You may sometimes come across Dolby Digital or DTS discs that are in dual mono format. This is two-channel material, but the channels may be listened to separately or together depending on the situation.
  • Page 22: Using The Tuner

    SX-315.book Page 22 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Using the tuner Chapter 06: Using the tuner • High speed tuning Press and hold TUNING +/– for high speed tuning. Listening to the radio Release the button at the frequency you want.
  • Page 23: Listening To Station Presets

    SX-315.book Page 23 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Using the tuner Use the (cursor left/right) buttons to select Naming station presets a preset number in which to store the station. You can name saved presets with four-character names. • You can also use the < and > buttons on the front Use the CLASS and STATION +/–...
  • Page 24: Additional Information

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. Problem Remedy The power does not turn on.
  • Page 25: Cleaning The Unit

    SX-315.book Page 25 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Additional information Note Resetting the receiver • If the unit does not operate normally due to external Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to effects such as static electricity, disconnect the the factory default.
  • Page 26: Specifications

    SX-315.book Page 26 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Additional information Furnished Parts Specifications AM loop antenna ........1 FM wire antenna .
  • Page 27 SX-315.book Page 27 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Additional information...
  • Page 28 SX-315.book Page 28 Friday, February 3, 2006 12:18 PM Published by Pioneer Corporation. Copyright © 2006 Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved. PIONEER CORPORATION 4-1, Meguro 1-Chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8654, Japan PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC. P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90810-1540, U.S.A. TEL : (800) 421-1404 PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.