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  • Page 1 VSX-430 AV Receiver Discover the benefits of registering your product online at (or Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 In this event, increase the distance between the antenna input connector and this unit (including products supported by this unit). • Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the compatible Pioneer product due to communication error/malfunctions associated with your network connection and/or your connected equipment.
  • Page 3 Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries Symbol for These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean equipment that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points in accordance with your national legislation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents 03 Basic playback 06 Additional information Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to Playing a source Troubleshooting ......18 .
  • 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 Input Assign menu (page Checking what’s in the box abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily (When using connections other than the recommended after following the procedure below to make the connections Please check that you’ve received the following supplied connections.)
  • Page 6: Controls And Displays

    Chapter Controls and displays Front panel PRESET / – Use to select preset radio stations – Press for standard decoding INPUT SELECTOR ALC/STANDARD SURR dial Selects an input source (page 18). (page 23). and to switch between the modes of Pro Logic and NEO:6, and the Auto level control stereo mode (page...
  • Page 7: Display

    Controls and displays Display HDMI – Lights when an HDMI signal is selected. Blinks PHASE DTS indicators Lights when the Phase Control is switched on (page 26). when an HDMI signal is selected and selected HDMI input DTS – Lights when a source with DTS encoded audio is not provided.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    MENU – Displays the TOOLS menu of Blu-ray Disc player. Use to select the input source to this receiver (page 18). This will enable you to control other Pioneer components with the Press TUNER first to access: remote control. TOOLS –...
  • Page 9: Loading The Batteries

    Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as SOURCE leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions: Turns on or off the power of the Pioneer DVD/DVR units when is selected using the input function buttons. Never use new and old batteries together.
  • 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 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 HDMI/DVI-compatible components Connecting a TV and playback components Game console DVD player, HDD/DVD Blu-ray Disc player, recorder Blu-ray Disc recorder Set-top box 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 VIDEO OUT Select one VIDEO OUT Select one receiver.
  • Page 16: Connecting Antennas

    Connecting your equipment To improve AM reception Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a direction Connecting antennas Connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM giving the best reception. antenna terminal without disconnecting the supplied AM Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as Connect the FM wire antenna into the FM antenna loop antenna.
  • Page 17: Connecting A Usb Device

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 18: Basic Playback

    Chapter Basic playback  AUTO/DIRECT SIGNAL SEL Press to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and Press to select the audio input signal Playing a source start playback of the source. corresponding to the source component. Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound Each press cycles through the following: a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
  • Page 19 Basic playback Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more • details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player. In order to enjoy the picture and/or sound from devices connected to each terminal, select the input by doing the following. •...
  • Page 20: Playing A Usb Device

    MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Audio Layer 3) – Sampling rates: • Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or • 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz; Bit rates: 32 kbps to 320 kbps bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and Basic playback controls (128 kbps or higher recommended);...
  • Page 21: Music Playback Using Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology

    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of Note such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. technology This unit will be displayed as “Pioneer AVR” on all Bluetooth • Other trademarks and trade names are those of their capable devices that you have.
  • Page 22: Radio Wave Caution

    Basic playback If there is something obstructing the path between this unit Precautions regarding connections to products Note • (including devices supported by this unit) and the device supported by this unit When Bluetooth capable device is not connected and no •...
  • Page 23: Improving Fm Sound

    Basic playback Manual tuning PRESET / Press to select the station preset you To change the frequency one step at a time, press want. To erase a station name, follow steps 1 and 2, and press TUNE /. • You can also use the number buttons. ENTER while the display is blank.
  • Page 24: Searching For Rds Programs

    Basic playback Note Displaying RDS information In addition, there are three other program types, ALARM, • Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS ALARMTST, and NO TYPE. ALARM and ALARMTST are information available. used for emergency announcements. NO TYPE appears ...
  • Page 25: Listening To Your System

    Chapter Listening to your system Note Type of surround modes Suitable sources Choosing the listening mode • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly This receiver offers a variety of listening modes to Two channel sources using NEO:6 CINEMA (see Listening in surround sound accommodate playback of various audio formats.
  • Page 26: Using The Advanced Surround

    Listening to your system Note Better sound using Phase Control ADVANCED Using the Advanced surround SURROUND • During ECO mode, the brightness switches between 2 ADV SURR This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction levels. If the dimmest level is selected, DIMMER will be The Advanced surround feature creates a variety of surround measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the shown on the display.
  • Page 27: Setting The Audio Options

    Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting/What it does Option(s) Setting the Audio options S.DELAY (Sound Delay) 0 ms to 500 ms LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate) 0 (0 dB) There are a number of additional sound settings you can Some monitors have a slight delay when (1 step : 5 ms) Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources...
  • Page 28 Listening to your system Setting/What it does Option(s) 0 to 10 C.IMG (Center Image) Default: 3 (Applicable only when using a center speaker) (NEO:6 MUSIC), Adjust the center image to create a wider 10 (NEO:6 stereo effect with vocals. Adjust the effect CINEMA) from 0 (all center channel sent to front right and left speakers) to 10 (center channel sent...
  • Page 29: 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 H ome Me nu settings to specify how you’re using the receiver, and also the surround sound performance.
  • Page 30: X.over

    Home Menu • Subwoofer – LFE signals and bass frequencies of X.Over Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ from the Home Menu. channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer • Default setting: 100Hz when YES is selected (see notes below). Choose the PLUS Select ‘Channel Level’...
  • Page 31: Speaker Distance

    Home Menu Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is Adjust the distance of each speaker using /. The Auto Power Down menu emitted. You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.03 m Set to automatically turn off the receiver after a specified time Note increments.
  • Page 32: The Hdmi Setup Menu

    Home Menu • The CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) function may Choose the ‘4k60p Setting’ setting you want. The HDMI Setup menu activate when the ARC function is turned ON, causing If the TV to be connected using HDMI supports 4K/60p, power to turn ON and OFF and the input to switch from one If your TV supports an audio return channel (ARC) function, you can switch the 4k60p setting in accordance with TV...
  • Page 33: Additional Information

     Lower the volume level. ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your  company to carry out repair work.
  • Page 34: Hdmi

    Additional information  In order to operate TUNER and USB functions, first press the HDMI Important information regarding the HDMI TUNER or USB button before operating. connection   No picture or sound. The display is dark.  If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI ...
  • Page 35: Resetting The Main Unit

    Additional information Digital In/Out Section Resetting the main unit Specifications HDMI terminal ......Type A (19-pin) HDMI output type .
  • Page 36 The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. For DTS patents, see Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited.
  • Page 37: Software License Notice

    Additional information problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' not normally print such an announcement, your work based on Software license notice reputations. the Program is not required to print an announcement.) Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.
  • Page 38 Additional information However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and "any WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;...
  • Page 39 Additional information Português: Slovenščina: Declaration of Conformity with regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC Pioneer declara que este VSX-430-K Pioneer izjavlja, da je ta VSX-430-K v Manufacturer: EU Representative’s: está conforme os requisitos essenciais skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in e outras disposições da Directiva ostalimi relevantnimi določili direktive...
  • Page 40 253 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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