Listening to your system
Using Midnight and Loudness
• Default setting:
The Midnight listening feature makes quieter sounds
more audible, allowing you to hear effective surround
sound at low volume levels.
The Loudness feature boosts the bass and treble in audio
sources, useful for listening at low volumes.
This step is only necessary if you want to use Loudness.
2 Press MIDNIGHT or LOUDNESS to switch the
effect on or off.
The mode you’ve selected lights in the display.
Multi-voltage model only
– You can also switch
Midnight or Loudness on or off simply by pressing the
corresponding front panel button:
• You can’t use the Midnight and Loudness modes at
the same time.
• You can’t use these modes with
MULTI CH IN
• These modes automatically adjust according to the
volume at which you’re listening. However, the
volume must be under -20dB for these features to
• You can’t use these modes with sources over 96kHz
(including SACD in some cases) when using one of
the digital inputs (including i.LINK).
•If you switch on either of these modes when
is selected, the receiver automatically switches to
Using the tone control
You can use the tone control to make customized
settings for the bass and treble.
Switching the tone control on or off
• Default setting:
You’ll need to switch the tone control on to adjust the
bass and treble below.
1 If you’re using the remote, press RECEIVER.
2 Press TONE to switch the tone control on or off.
shows in the display when the tone control is
Adjusting the bass and treble
• Default setting: Bass:
You can adjust the bass and treble controls separately to
adjust the overall tone.
1 Press BASS/TREBLE repeatedly to select BASS or
If you see
in the display, the tone control
needs to be switched on (see above).
2 Use the +/– buttons to adjust the sound.
The bass and treble can be adjusted from
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