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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
Flow of settings on the receiver The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped The colors of the steps indicate the following: with an abundance of functions and terminals. Required setting item It can be used easily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
Before you start Chapter 1: Before you start Checking what’s in the box Installing the receiver Please check that you’ve received the following • When installing this unit, make sure to put supplied accessories: it on a level and stable surface. •...
Controls and displays Chapter 2: Controls and displays Front panel VSX-RS320 AUDIO/ VIDEO MULTI -CHANNEL RECEIVER STANDBY/ON PHASE CONTROL BAND TUNE TUNE TUNER EDIT PRESET PRESET ENTER INPUT AUTO SURROUND/ STEREO/ ADVANCED STANDARD MULTI-ZONE MASTER SELECTOR STREAM DIRECT A.L.C. SURROUND SURROUND CONTROL ON/OFF...
Controls and displays ADVANCED SURROUND Operating range of remote control Switches between the various surround unit modes (page 26). The remote control may not work properly if: STANDARD SURROUND • There are obstacles between the remote Press for Standard decoding and to switch control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
Controls and displays 2PLll ZONE Lights when the MULTI-ZONE feature is active Lights to indicate Pro Logic II decoding (page 35). (see Listening in surround sound on page 25 for more on this). Speaker indicator Shows if the speaker system is on or not 13 ADV.S.
Use to select the input source. Remote control RECEIVER As for operating other devices, the remote control codes for the Pioneer products are Switches the receiver between standby and on. preset. The settings cannot be changed. RECEIVER Switches the remote to control the receiver...
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD. DTV/TV Switches between the DTV and analog TV HOME MENU input modes for Pioneer TVs. Displays the HOME MENU screen. 11 Number buttons and other component RETURN controls Confirm and exit the current menu screen.
Dims or brightens the display. The brightness can be controlled in four steps. 12 SOURCE Turns on or off the power of the Pioneer DVD or DVR units when BD DVD or DVR is selected using the input function buttons.
Connecting your equipment Chapter 3: Connecting your equipment • If you’re going to place speakers around your CRT TV, use shielded speakers or Placing the speakers place the speakers at a sufficient distance By connecting the left and right front speakers from your CRT TV.
Connecting your equipment Be sure to complete all connections before connecting this unit to the AC power source. Connecting the speakers The receiver will work with just two stereo Bare wire connections speakers (the front speakers in the diagram) Front speaker terminals: but using at least three speakers is Twist exposed wire strands together.
Connecting your equipment HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video plus Making cable connections standard to multi-channel surround-sound Make sure not to bend the cables over the top audio. HDMI features include uncompressed of this unit (as shown in the illustration). If this digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2 gigabytes happens, the magnetic field produced by the per second (with HDTV signals), one connector...
Connecting your equipment Digital audio cables About video outputs connection Commercially available coaxial digital audio cables or optical cables should be used to This receiver is not loaded with a video connect digital components to this receiver. converter. When you use component video This connection is required to listen to the cables or HDMI cables for connecting to the multi-channel digital sounds with this receiver.
Connecting your equipment Connecting a TV and playback components Connecting using HDMI If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.), you can connect it to this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable. Select one DIGITAL AUDIO OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT...
Connecting your equipment Connecting your component with no HDMI terminal This diagram shows connections of a TV and DVD player (or other playback component) with no HDMI terminal to the receiver. This connection is Select one Select one required in order to ANALOG AUDIO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO IN...
Connecting your equipment Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, VCR and other video components This receiver has audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video recorders, including HDD/DVD recorders and VCRs. • Only the signals that are input to the VIDEO IN terminal can be output from the VIDEO OUT terminal.
Connecting your equipment Connecting a satellite receiver Connecting the multichannel or other digital set-top box analog outputs Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your BD/ digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called DVD player may have 5.1 channel analog ‘set-top boxes’.
Connecting your equipment Note Connecting other audio • Note that you must connect digital components components to analog audio jacks if you The number and kind of connections depends want to record to/from digital components on the kind of component you’re connecting. (like an MD) to/from analog components.
Connecting your equipment Using external antennas Connecting antennas To improve FM reception Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire Connect an external FM antenna as shown antenna as shown below. To improve reception below. and sound quality, connect external antennas (see Using external antennas below).
Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a replacement. • Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with this unit.
Listening to your system Chapter 4: Listening to your system Select the input function you want to Important play. Use the input function buttons or INPUT • The listening modes and many features SELECT buttons on the remote control, or the described in this section may not be front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial.
Listening to your system Selecting the audio input signal Auto playback On this receiver, it is possible to switch the input signals for the different inputs as The simplest, most direct listening option is the described below. Auto Surround feature. With this, the receiver automatically detects what kind of source CD-R TUNER...
Listening to your system • DOLBY PLII MOVIE – Up to 5.1 channel sound, especially suited to movie sources Listening in stereo • DOLBY PLII MUSIC – Up to 5.1 channel When you select STEREO you will hear the sound, especially suited to music sources source through just the front left and right speakers (and possibly your subwoofer •...
Listening to your system • While listening to a source, press • DIRECT – Sources are heard according to STEREO/A.L.C. to select Front Stage the settings made in the Surround Setup Surround Advance modes. (speaker setting, channel level, speaker • STEREO – See Listening in stereo on distance), as well as with dual mono page 26 for more on this.
Listening to your system muffled by the conflict with other channels. With the Phase Control mode switched on, this Using the Sound Retriever receiver can reproduce powerful bass sound When audio data is removed during the without deteriorating the quality of the original compression process, sound quality often sound (see illustration below).
Listening to your system AUDIO AUDIO TUNER EDIT MASTER RECEIVER INPUT SELECT SOURCE PARAMETER PARAMETER TOOLS VOLUME Setting the Audio options MENU MENU ZONE 2 RECEIVER ON/OFF TV CONTROL There are a number of additional sound INPUT ENTER BD DVD settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu.
Listening to your system Setting What it does Option(s) Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital CH1 – DUAL MONO soundtracks should be played. Channel 1 is heard only CH2 – Channel 2 is heard only CH1 CH2 – Both channels heard from front speakers Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks (Dynamic Range...
Listening to your system Selecting the multichannel analog inputs If you have connected a decoder or a BD/DVD player with multichannel analog outputs to this receiver (page 20), you must select the analog multichannel inputs for surround sound. • Press MULTI IN on the remote control. To cancel playback from the multichannel inputs, switches to the other input signal.
The System Setup menu Chapter 5: The System Setup menu Select SP SETUP from the System Setup menu. Using the System Setup menu Use / to select the setting you want to The following section shows you how to make detailed settings to specify how you’re using adjust then press ENTER.
The System Setup menu • Center (C) – Select LARGE if your center Select ‘X.OVER’ from the SP SETUP menu. speaker reproduces bass frequencies Use / to choose the frequency cutoff effectively, or select SMALL to send bass point. frequencies to the other speakers or Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent subwoofer.
The System Setup menu Speaker Distance Select the component that corresponds with the one you connected to that input. For good sound depth and separation from • Use the / buttons and ENTER to select your system, you need to specify the distance BD DVD, TV, DVR, MCI (MULTI CH IN) or of your speakers from the listening position.
Using the MULTI-ZONE feature Chapter 6: Using the MULTI-ZONE feature Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2) MULTI-ZONE listening • Connect a separate amplifier to the ZONE This receiver can power up to two independent 2 AUDIO OUT jacks on the rear of this systems in separate rooms after you have receiver.
Using the MULTI-ZONE feature Using the MULTI-ZONE controls • If you select TUNER, you can use the tuner controls to select a preset station (see The following steps use the front panel controls Saving station presets on page 37 if you’re to select sources.
Using the tuner Chapter 7: Using the tuner High speed tuning Press and hold TUNE / for high speed Listening to the radio tuning. Release the button at the frequency The following steps show you how to tune in to you want.
Using the tuner Press TUNER EDIT. The display shows PRESET, then a blinking MEM and station preset. • To erase a station name, follow steps 1 and 2, and press ENTER while the display is Press PRESET / to select the station blank.
Making recordings Chapter 8: Making recordings Select the source you want to record. Use the input function buttons or INPUT Making an audio or a video SELECT buttons on the remote control, or the recording front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial. You can make an audio or a video recording Select the input signal (if necessary).
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.
Additional information Problem Remedy Considerable noise in radio • Connect the antenna (page 22) and adjust the position for best broadcasts. reception. • Route any loose cables away from the antenna terminals and wires. • Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception, and secure to a wall (or connect an outdoor FM antenna).
Additional information Problem Remedy Can’t operate the remote • Replace the batteries (refer to page 8). control. • Operate within 7 m, 30° of the remote sensor on the front panel (refer to page 6). • Remove the obstacle or operate from another position. •...