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Setting The Audio Options - Pioneer VSX-422-K Operating Instructions Manual

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Setting the Audio options

There are a number of additional sound settings you can
make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The defaults, if
not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
Note that if a setting doesn't appear in the AUDIO
PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current
source, settings and status of the receiver.
1
RECEIVER
Press
, then press
AUDIO PARAMETER
button.
2
/
Use
to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver,
certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
3
/
Use
to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each
setting.
4
Press
RETURN
to confirm and exit the menu.
Setting/What it does
EQ (Acoustic Calibration EQ)
Switches on/off the effect of Acoustic
Calibration EQ.
S.DELAY (Sound Delay)
Some monitors have a slight delay when
showing video, so the soundtrack will be
slightly out of sync with the picture. By adding
a bit of delay, you can adjust the sound to
match the presentation of the video.
a
MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS
The MIDNIGHT allows you to hear effective
surround sound of movies at low volumes.
The LOUDNESS is used to get good bass and
treble from music sources at low volumes.
b
S.RTV (Sound Retriever)
When audio data is removed during the
compression process, sound quality often
suffers from an uneven sound image. The
Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP
technology that helps bring CD quality sound
back to compressed 2-channel audio by
restoring sound pressure and smoothing
jagged artifacts left over after compression.
c
DUAL MONO
Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby
Digital soundtracks should be played.
F.PCM (Fixed PCM)
This is useful if you find there is a slight delay
before OFF recognizes the PCM signal on a
CD, for instance.
When ON is selected, noise may be output
during playback of non-PCM sources. Please
select another input signal if this is a problem.
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Option(s)
Setting/What it does
DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
ON
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie
OFF
soundtracks optimized for Dolby Digital, DTS,
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
0.0 to 9.0
and DTS-HD Master Audio (you may need to
(frames)
use this feature when listening to surround
1 second = 25
sound at low volumes).
frames (PAL)
LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate)
Default: 0.0
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources
include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE
M/L OFF
attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultra-
MIDNIGHT
low bass tones from distorting the sound from
the speakers.
LOUDNESS
The LFE is not limited when set to 0 dB, which
is the recommended value. When set to –15
dB, the LFE is limited by the respective
OFF
degree. When OFF is selected, no sound is
ON
output from the LFE channel.
SACD G. (SACD Gain)
Brings out detail in SACDs by maximizing the
dynamic range (during digital processing).
HDMI (HDMI Audio)
Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal
out of this receiver (AMP) or through to a TV
CH1 – Channel 1
(THRU). When THRU is selected, no sound is
is heard only
output from this receiver.
CH2 – Channel 2
A.DLY (Auto Delay)
f
is heard only
This feature automatically corrects the audio-
CH1 CH2 – Both
to-video delay between components
channels heard
connected with an HDMI cable. The audio
from front
delay time is set depending on the operational
speakers
status of the display connected with an HDMI
cable. The video delay time is automatically
OFF
adjusted according to the audio delay time.
ON
C.WIDTH (Center Width)
(Applicable only when using a center speaker)
Spreads the center channel between the front
right and left speakers, making it sound wider
(higher settings) or narrower (lower settings).
Listening to your system
Option(s)
d
AUTO
MAX
MID
OFF
0 (0 dB)
5 (–5 dB)
10 (–10 dB)
15 (–15 dB)
20 (–20 dB)
** (OFF)
0 (0 dB)
e
+6 (+6 dB)
AMP
THRU
OFF
ON
0 to 7
g
Default: 3

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