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HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER
RX-ES9SL
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. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
LVT1112-001A
[B]

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    HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER RX-ES9SL 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. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No.

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    Warnings, Cautions, and Others IMPORTANT for the U.K. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.

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    In addition, maintain the best possible air circulation as illustrated. Wall or obstructions * Do not stack RX-ES9SL and other components. safety_RX-ES9SL[B]f Do not block the ventilation openings or holes. (If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to get out.)

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    “SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT” This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. Do read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using the DVD MULTI playback mode ... 34 Activating the DVD MULTI playback mode ... 34 Adjusting the speaker output level ... 34 Operating other JVC products ... 35 Operating other manufacturers’ equipment ... 36 Troubleshooting ... 38 Specifications ... 40 01-10_RX-ES9SL[B]f 03.6.27, 16:45...

  • Page 6: Parts Identification

    • You cannot use this remote control to operate the VDR. To operate the VDR, use the remote control supplied with your VDR. • Buttons shown in half tone color are used for operating a JVC DVD player. If these buttons do not function normally, use a remote control supplied with your DVD player.

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    See pages in parentheses for details. Front panel TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST STANDBY / ON STANDBY 1 STANDBY/ON button and STANDBY lamp (11) 2 TV DIRECT button (13) 3 SETTING button (16, 17, 19) 4 ADJUST button (21, 31, 33, 34) 5 SURROUND button (31, 33) 6 Display window (see below) 7 Source indicators...

  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting started Before installation General Precautions • DO NOT insert any metal object into the unit. • DO NOT disassemble the unit or remove screws, covers, or cabinet. • DO NOT expose the unit to rain or moisture. Locations • Install the unit in a location that is level and protected from moisture. •...

  • Page 9: Connecting The Fm And Am (mw) Antennas

    Connecting the FM and AM (MW) antennas If FM reception is poor, connect outdoor FM antenna (not supplied). FM antenna (supplied) AM (MW) antenna connection Connect the AM (MW) loop antenna supplied to the AM LOOP terminals. Connect the white cord to the AM EXT terminal, and the black cord to H terminal.

  • Page 10: Connecting The Speakers

    01-10_RX-ES9SL[B]f Center speaker Right front speaker RX-ES9SL Connecting the subwoofer By connecting a subwoofer, you can enhance the bass or reproduce the original LFE signals recorded in the digital software. Connect the input jack of a powered subwoofer to the SUBWOOFER OUT jack on the rear panel, using a cord with RCA pin plugs (not supplied).

  • Page 11: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components Turn off all components before making connections. • Illustrations of the input/output terminals are typical examples. When you connect other components, refer also to their manuals since the terminal names actually printed on the rear vary among different components.

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    Getting started SCART connection SCART cable (supplied: 1 cable) AV IN / OUT CENTER SURROUND FRONT DIGITAL 1 TENNA SPEAKER SPEAKERS SPEAKERS (VR) RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT AUDIO DIGITAL 3 DIGITAL 2 DIGITAL IN (DVD) (STB) AV IN CAUTION: SPEAKER SUBWOOFER IMPEDANCE 8 ~ 16...

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    For details on T-V LINK, refer also to the manuals supplied with the TV and the VR. • Connect a SCART cable to EXT-2 terminal on your JVC’s T-V LINK compatible TV for the T-V LINK function. • Some TV, VR, STB and DVD players support the data communication like T-V LINK.

  • Page 14: Connecting The Power Cord

    Getting started Analogue connection for DVD MULTI playback (see page 34) FM 75 AM LOOP AV IN / OUT ANTENNA COAXIAL AM EXT AUDIO CENTER AV IN SURR FRONT WOOFER (REAR) AUDIO CENTER SURR FRONT WOOFER (REAR) Connecting the power cord Before plugging the power cord into an AC outlet, make sure that all connections have been made.

  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    Basic operations TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI STANDBY / ON STANDBY HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER AUDIO TV DIRECT DVD MULTI FM/AM TV/VIDEO MUTING When operating the receiver TV VOL CHANNEL VOLUME using the remote control, AUDIO/TV /VCR/STB always set the mode selector TUNING FM MODE TUNING...

  • Page 16: Adjust The Volume

    Basic operations TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI STANDBY / ON STANDBY HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER AUDIO TV DIRECT When operating the receiver using the remote control, DVD MULTI FM/AM TV/VIDEO MUTING always set the mode selector TV VOL CHANNEL VOLUME to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.

  • Page 17: Activating Tv Direct

    The following are the analogue/digital signal format indicators on the display to indicate what type of signal comes into the receiver. ANALOG: Lights when analogue input is selected. LPCM: Lights when Linear PCM signal comes in. DOLBY D: • Lights when Dolby Digital signal comes in. •...

  • Page 18: Turning Off The Power With The Sleep Timer

    “DIMMER OFF” to confirm the setting you make on the display. • When selecting DVD or DVD MULTI as a source using the remote control, DIMMER will only function if you are using a JVC DVD player. To dim the display and indication on the receiver, select a source except DVD or DVD MULTI on the remote control, and then press DIMMER.

  • Page 19: Speaker Settings

    Speaker settings To obtain the best possible surround effect from Surround/DSP modes (see pages 28 to 33), 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 automatically by one simple action—clapping hands.

  • Page 20: Setting The Speakers And Subwoofer Information Quickly-quick Setup

    Speaker settings Setting the speakers and subwoofer information quickly—Quick Setup Entering the use of the subwoofer, the number of the speakers, and your room size, the center and surround speakers’ delay time is automatically calculated. • When you change your speakers, register the information about the speakers again.

  • Page 21: Setting The Speakers And Subwoofer Information Manually-manual Setup

    When selecting “MEDIUM ROOM,” • Center speaker delay time is set to 1 msec. • Surround speakers delay time is set to 2 msec. When selecting “LARGE ROOM,” • Center speaker delay time is set to 0 msec. • Surround speakers delay time is set to 0 msec.

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    Speaker settings Setting the speaker delay time — CNTR DL (center speaker delay), SURR DL (surround speakers delay) You can set the speaker delay time easily by using Smart Surround Setup (see page 15) or Quick Setup (see page 16). The distance from your listening point to the speakers is one of the important element to obtain the best possible surround sound for the Surround modes.

  • Page 23: Basic Settings

    Basic settings Operating procedure TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI STANDBY / ON STANDBY On the front panel ONLY: Before you start, remember... There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1 again. Press SETTING.

  • Page 24: Setting Auto Surround-auto Sr

    Basic settings Setting Auto Surround—AUTO SR You can enjoy Surround mode simply by selecting the source (with digital input selected for that source). Select “ON” when activating Auto Surround. • If multi-channel signal comes in, an appropriate Surround mode will be turned on. •...

  • Page 25: Sound Adjustments

    Sound adjustments When operating the receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB. Operating procedure TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI STANDBY / ON STANDBY On the front panel: Before you start, remember... There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1 again.

  • Page 26: Adjusting The Front Speakers Output Balance-bal

    Sound adjustments Setting the subwoofer audio position When a stereo source is played back, the subwoofer sound is reinforced compared to the sound from a multi-channel source. Once you have set the subwoofer audio position, the subwoofer output level is decreased by the selected value when a stereo source is played back.

  • Page 27: Tuner Operations

    Tuner operations The buttons on the remote control are mainly used for tuner operations. To use buttons on the remote control, press FM/AM before operation. When operating this receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB. HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER TV DIRECT DVD MULTI...

  • Page 28: Selecting The Fm Reception Mode

    Tuner operations 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 +10, then 5. • For channel number 30, press +10, +10, then 10. ANALOG SUBWFR Press MEMORY again while the selected channel...

  • Page 29: Using The Rds (radio Data System) To Receive Fm Stations

    Only the buttons on the remote control are used for RDS operations. When operating this receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB. HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER TV DIRECT DVD MULTI FM/AM TV/VIDEO TV VOL CHANNEL VOLUME TUNING FM MODE...

  • Page 30: Searching For A Program By Pty Codes

    Tuner operations Searching for a program by PTY codes One of the advantages of the RDS service is that you can locate a particular kind of program from the preset channels (see pages 23 and 24) by specifying the PTY codes. To search for a program using the PTY codes Before you start, remember...

  • Page 31: Switching To Broadcast Program Of Your Choice Temporarily

    Switching to broadcast program of your choice temporarily Another convenient RDS service is called “Enhanced Other Networks.” This allows the receiver to switch temporarily to a broadcast program of your choice (TA, NEWS, and/or INFO) from a different station except in the following cases: •...

  • Page 32: Creating Realistic Sound Fields

    Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theater ambience In a movie theater, many speakers are located on the walls to reproduce impressive multi-surround sound, reaching you from all directions. With these many speakers, sound localization and sound movement can be expressed. Surround/DSP modes built in this receiver can create almost the same surround sound as you can feel in a real movie theater.

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    DTS** DTS is another digital signal compression method, developed by Digital Theater Systems, Inc., and enables multi-channel encoding and decoding. DTS Digital Surround is another discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format available on CD, LD, and DVD software. Compared to Dolby Digital, the DTS Digital Surround format has a lower audio compression rate, which enables it to add breadth and depth to the sounds reproduced.

  • Page 34: About Relations Between Speaker Layout And Surround/dsp Modes

    Creating realistic sound fields About relations between speaker layout and Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes will vary depending on how many speakers are used with this receiver. Make sure that you have set the speakers information correctly (see pages 15 to 18). •...

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    Press TEST to check the speakers output balance. “TEST L” starts flashing on the display, and a test tone comes out of the speakers as follows: PL ΙΙ LPCM SUBWFR TEST L TEST C (Left front speaker) (Center speaker) TEST LS (Left surround speaker) (Right surround speaker) Adjust the following speaker output levels...

  • Page 36: Using Dsp Modes

    Creating realistic sound fields CENTER* To adjust the center speaker output level (from –10 dB to +10 dB). SURR L* To adjust the left surround speaker output level (from –10 dB to +10 dB). SURR R* To adjust the right surround speaker output level (from –10 dB to +10 dB).

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    Adjust the surround speaker output levels (from –10 dB to +10 dB). • Make adjustments so that the sound level of the selected speaker is set at the same level as that of the front speakers. To adjust the left surround speaker level, press SURR L +/–.

  • Page 38: Using The Dvd Multi Playback Mode

    Using the DVD MULTI playback mode This receiver provides the DVD MULTI playback mode for reproducing the analogue 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. Before playing back a DVD, refer also to the manual supplied with the DVD player.

  • Page 39: Operating Other Jvc Products

    JVC products. • Refer also to the manuals supplied for the other products. – Some JVC VCRs can accept two types of the control signals—remote codes “A” and “B”. This remote control can operate a VCR whose remote control code is set to “A.”...

  • Page 40: Operating Other Manufacturers' Equipment

    Operating other manufacturers’ equipment By changing the transmittable signals, you can use the remote control supplied for this unit to operate other manufacturers’ equipment. • Refer also to the manuals supplied with the other products. • To operate those components with the remote control, first you need to set the manufacturers’...

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    ❏ Changing the transmittable signals for operating a 1 Press and hold VCR 2 Press VR. 3 Enter the manufacturer’s code using buttons 1 – 9, and 0. 4 Release VCR Now, you can perform the following operations on the VCR. Turn on or off the VCR.

  • Page 42: 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 The power does not come on. No sound from speakers. Buttons cannot be used. Sound from one speaker only.

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    PROBLEM Surround mode cannot be selected. DSP mode cannot be selected. Continuous hiss or buzzing during FM reception. Occasional cracking noise during FM reception. NOTE When you use the digital coaxial connection, the sounds may be intermittently distorted by the outside noise such as a lightning discharge but they will restore automatically.

  • Page 44: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier Output Power At stereo operation: Front channels: 100 W per channel, min. RMS, both channels driven into 8 Ω at 1 kHz with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion. (IEC268-3) At surround operation: Front channels: 100 W per channel, min. RMS, driven into 8 Ω...

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