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Using the Advanced surround

ADV SURR
The Advanced surround feature creates a variety of surround
effects. Try different modes with various soundtracks to see
which you like.
Designed for action movies with dynamic
ACTION
soundtracks.
Designed for movies with lots of dialog.
DRAMA
ADVANCED GAME Suitable for video games.
Suitable for sports programs.
SPORTS
Gives a large concert hall-type sound.
CLASSICAL
Creates a live concert sound for rock and/or
ROCK/POP
pop music.
Gives multichannel sound to a stereo
EXT.STEREO
source, using all of your speakers.
Allows you to create natural surround
F.S.S.ADVANCE
(Front Stage
sound effects using just the front speakers
Surround
and the subwoofer.
ADVANCE)
Use to provide a rich surround sound effect
directed to the center of where the front left
and right speakers sound projection area
converges.
Front left
speaker
When listening through headphones, you
PHONES SURR
can still get the effect of overall surround.
Cut back on power consumption. Suitable
ECO MODE 1
for contents that are mainly high level
(mainly music).
Cut back on even more power consumption
ECO MODE 2
than ECO MODE 1. Suitable for contents
with wider dynamic range (mainly movies).
Note
ADVANCED
SURROUND
During ECO mode, the brightness switches between 2
levels. If the dimmest level is selected, DIMMER will be
shown on the display. (Mode other than ECO: 3 levels, ECO
mode: 2 levels)
ECO MODE will switch OFF automatically when switched
to other listening modes (Advanced surround mode and
Auto surround mode).

Using Stream Direct

Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the
truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary
signal processing is bypassed.
AUTO SURROUND See
DIRECT
PURE DIRECT
Front right
speaker

Using the 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.
S.RETRIEVER
Press
Retriever) ON or OFF.
Note
The Sound Retriever is only applicable to 2-channel
sources.
AUTO SURROUND/
AUTO/
STREAM DIRECT
DIRECT
Auto playback on page
25.
Sources are heard according to the settings
made in the Manual SP Setup (speaker
setting, channel level, speaker distance), as
well as with dual mono settings. You will
hear sources according to the number of
channels in the signal.
Phase Control, Sound Delay, Auto Delay,
LFE Attenuate and Center image functions
are available.
Analog and PCM sources are heard without
any digital processing.
to switch the S.RTV (Sound
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Listening to your system

Better sound using Phase Control

This receiver's Phase Control feature uses phase correction
measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the
listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion
and/or coloring of the sound.
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound
reproduction through the use of phase matching for an
optimal sound image at your listening position. The default
setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase Control
switched on for all sound sources.
PHASE
Press
to switch the P.CTL (Phase Control) ON or
OFF.
Note
Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving
proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are 'in phase',
they crest and trough together, resulting in increased
amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a
crest of a wave meets a trough, then the sound will be 'out
of phase' and an unreliable sound image will be produced.
If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the
plus (+) sign (or 0°). However, the effect you can actually
feel when Phase Control is set to ON on this receiver
depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set your subwoofer
to maximize the effect. It is also recommended you try
changing the orientation or the place of your subwoofer.
Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to
OFF. If this cannot be done on your subwoofer, set the
cutoff frequency to a higher value.
If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have
a maximized Phase Control effect.
The Phase Control mode cannot be set to ON in the
following cases:
When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
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When the headphones are connected.
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