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Pioneer VSX-422-K Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 VSX-422 -K /-S AV Receiver Discover the benefits of registering your product online at (or Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Operating Environment

    IMPORTANT This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes CAUTION (such as long-term use for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK repair will be charged for even during the warranty DO NOT OPEN period.
  • Page 3 If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean Symbol for and appropriate one fitted.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read 04 Basic playback 07 Additional information through these operating instructions so you will know how to Playing a source ....... . 19 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 5: Before You Start

    Before you start Flow of settings on the receiver The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an The Pre Out Setting (page Checking what’s in the box abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily (When connecting the front height speakers.) after following the procedure below to make the connections Please check that you’ve received the following supplied The Input Assign menu...
  • Page 6: Controls And Displays

  • Page 7: Display

    Controls and displays MCACC SETUP MIC jack DTS indicators Use to connect a microphone when performing Auto MCACC DTS – Lights when a source with DTS encoded audio setup (page 17). signals is detected. HD – Lights when a source with DTS-EXPRESS or DTS-HD Display encoded audio signals is detected.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Use to select the input source to this receiver (page 19). This TOOLS change the name (page 21). ENTER will enable you to control other Pioneer components with the remote control. – Switches between AM, FM ST (stereo) and FM BAND HOME MONO radio bands (page 21).
  • Page 9: Loading The Batteries

    SOURCE instruction’s rules that apply in your country or area. Turns on or off the power of the Pioneer DVD/DVR units when Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other is selected using the input function buttons.
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Equipment

    Chapter Connecting your equipment Hints on the speaker placement Placing the speakers Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The By connecting the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right following guidelines should help you to get the best sound from your system.
  • Page 11: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting your equipment Subwoofer Front right Front left Connecting the speakers Center The receiver will work with just two stereo speakers (the front speakers in the diagram) but using at least three speakers is recommended, and a complete setup is best for surround LINE LEVEL sound.
  • Page 12: Making Cable Connections

    Connecting your equipment • If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting Note Making cable connections the resolution settings on your component or display. Note ® • Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If HDMI cable other than that some components (such as video game units) have Make sure not to bend the cables over the top of this unit (as ®...
  • Page 13: Analog Audio Cables

    Connecting your equipment Analog audio cables Standard RCA video cables About video outputs connection Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect analog audio These cables are the most common type of video connection This receiver is not loaded with a video converter. When you components.
  • Page 14: Connecting A Tv And Playback Components

    Connecting your equipment Game console HDMI/DVI-compatible components Connecting a TV and playback components DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, Set-top box HDD/DVD recorder Blu-ray Disc recorder 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.
  • Page 15: Connecting Your Component With No Hdmi Terminal

    Connecting your equipment Connecting your component with no HDMI terminal DVD player Set-top box This diagram shows connections of a TV and DVD player (or other playback component) with no HDMI terminal to the Select one Select one receiver. VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT...
  • Page 16: Connecting Antennas

    ANTENNA the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask FM UNBAL 75 Ω coaxial cable your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service AM LOOP company for a replacement. • Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with this unit.
  • Page 17: Basic Setup

    Chapter Basic Setup Important Canceling the Auto Power Down VSX-422 AV RECEIVER • The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the When this receiver is not used over a period of several hours, HDMI output to your TV. Use composite connections for it will power down automatically.
  • Page 18: Other Problems When Using The Auto Mcacc Setup

    Basic Setup Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the Home Menu, then press Confirm the speaker configuration. The Auto MCACC setup has finished! You return to the The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the ENTER. Home Menu. actual speakers you have. The settings made in the Auto MCACC setup should give Home Me nu you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using the...
  • Page 19: Basic Playback

    Chapter Basic playback Selecting the audio input signal Press AUTO/DIRECT to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and Playing a source start playback of the source. The audio input signal can be selected for each input source. Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound Once it is set, the audio input that was selected will be applied a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
  • Page 20 Basic playback • When digital input (optical or coaxial) is selected, this receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz) and DTS (including DTS 96 kHz/24 bit) digital signal • In order to enjoy the picture and/or sound from devices connected to each terminal, select the input by doing the following. formats.
  • Page 21: Listening To The Radio

    Basic playback Note Improving FM sound Listening to the radio • If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power outlet If the TUNE or ST indicators don’t light when tuning to an FM The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM for over a month, the station memories will be lost and will station because the signal is weak, set the receiver to the radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual...
  • Page 22: An Introduction To Rds

    Basic playback Displaying RDS information An introduction to RDS Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM radio information available. stations to provide listeners with various kinds of ...
  • Page 23: Listening To Your System

    Chapter Listening to your system Note Choosing the listening mode • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly This receiver offers a variety of listening modes to using NEO:6 CINEMA or DOLBY PLIIx MOVIE (see Type of surround Suitable sources accommodate playback of various audio formats.
  • Page 24: Using The Advanced Surround

    Listening to your system You can also adjust the C.WIDTH, DIMEN., and PNRM. effect Allows you to create natural surround F.S.S.ADVANCE (see Setting the Audio options on page 26). Using the Sound Retriever (Front Stage sound effects using just the front speakers You can also adjust the H.GAIN effect (see Setting the Audio Surround...
  • Page 25: Better Sound Using Phase Control

    Listening to your system Better sound using Phase Control Using surround back channel processing Setting the Up Mix function This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction You can have the receiver automatically use 6.1 or 7.1 In a 7.1-channel surround system with surround speakers measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby Digital placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the...
  • Page 26: Setting The Audio Options

    Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options EQ (Acoustic Calibration EQ) DRC (Dynamic Range Control) There are a number of additional sound settings you can AUTO Switches on/off the effect of Acoustic Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu.
  • Page 27 Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) –3 to +3 DIMEN (Dimension) Default: 0 Adjusts the surround sound balance from front to back, making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more forward (positive settings). PNRM. (Panorama) Extends the front stereo image to include surround speakers for a ‘wraparound’...
  • Page 28: Home Menu

    Chapter Home Menu Select the setting you want to adjust. Using the Home Menu Manual speaker setup The following section shows you how to make detailed This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to optimize Ho me Me nu settings to specify how you’re using the receiver, and also the surround sound performance.
  • Page 29: X.over

    Home Menu • Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces Note Choose the frequency cutoff point. bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to send bass • If you select SMALL for the front speakers, the subwoofer Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent to the frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer.
  • Page 30: Speaker Distance

    Home Menu Confirm your selected setup option. The Input Assign menu The test tones will start after you press ENTER. After the • You can change the channel levels at any time by press ANALOG IN1 audio input terminal is assigned to CD under volume increases to the reference level, test tones will be , then press on the...
  • Page 31: The Pre Out Setting

    Home Menu Specify the amount of time to allow before the power The Pre Out Setting The HDMI Setup menu is turned off (when there has been no operation). Specify either using the surround back speaker or the front If your TV supports an audio return channel (ARC) function, •...
  • Page 32 Home Menu Before starting ARC operation When starting ARC operation, put the TV and this unit in STANDBY mode after connecting this unit with the TV. Next, turn ON the power of this unit and then the TV, in this order. In order to start ARC operation, after connecting this unit to a TV with an HDMI cable, you will need to switch the input on the TV to the input mode required to connect to this unit.
  • Page 33: Additional Information

    Press on the remote control to turn muting off. MUTE and secure to a wall (or connect an outdoor FM antenna). ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service  Set the to H (HDMI), C1/O1 (digital) or A (analog) SIGNAL SEL ...
  • Page 34: Hdmi

    Additional information  occur when switching between audio formats or beginning The front panel display switches over for no apparent playback. Resetting the main unit reason to various different displays.  This happens because the demo display is in operation. To turn ...
  • Page 35: Specifications

    Additional information Furnished Parts Specifications Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup) ....1 Remote control ........1 Audio section Dry cell batteries (AAA size IEC R03).
  • Page 36 253 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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