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1 Before you start

Checking what’s in the box ............................................. 7
Installing the receiver....................................................... 7
Making cable connections .............................................. 7
Loading the batteries ....................................................... 8
Operating range of remote control unit ......................... 8

2 5 minute guide

Introduction to home theater .......................................... 9
Listening to Surround Sound ........................................ 10
Using the Quick Setup ................................................... 14

3 Connecting up

Audio/Video cords .................................................... 16
S-video cables ........................................................... 16
Digital audio cords/Optical cables ......................... 16
Connecting digital components ................................... 17
Connecting audio components .................................... 18
Connecting DVD 5.1 channel components ................. 18
Connecting video components ..................................... 19
Connecting antennas..................................................... 21
FM wire antenna ....................................................... 21
AM loop antenna ...................................................... 21
Antenna snap connectors ....................................... 21
Using external antennas ................................................ 22
To improve FM reception .......................................... 22
To improve AM reception ......................................... 22
Connecting the speakers ............................................... 23
Speaker terminals .................................................... 23
Hints on speaker placement ......................................... 25
AC power cord ................................................................ 26
POWER-CORD CAUTION ........................................ 27
Operating other Pioneer components .......................... 27

4 Controls and displays

Front Panel ...................................................................... 28
Display ............................................................................. 30
Remote Control .............................................................. 33

5 Playing sources

Introduction to Sound Modes ....................................... 37
Stereo/Direct ............................................................. 37
Standard modes ....................................................... 37
Advanced Surround modes ..................................... 38
Choosing the input signal ............................................. 39
Using Stereo/Direct ....................................................... 40
Listening to multi-channel playback ............................ 41
Using Advanced Surround ............................................ 42
Using Loudness and Midnight listening ...................... 42
Using the tone controls ................................................. 43
Playing other sources .................................................... 44
Selecting the multi-channel analog inputs .................. 45

6 Setting up your receiver

Choosing your receiver setup........................................ 46
Speaker setting ......................................................... 48
Subwoofer setting .................................................... 49
Crossover frequency setting .................................... 49
LFE attenuator setting .............................................. 50
Front speaker distance setting ................................ 50
Center speaker distance setting ............................. 51

Contents

Surround speaker distance setting......................... 51
Dynamic range control setting ................................ 52
Dual mono setting .................................................... 52
Coaxial digital input setting ..................................... 53
Optical digital input setting ..................................... 53
Setting the relative volume level
of each channel .............................................................. 54

7 Using the tuner

Listening to the radio ..................................................... 56
Tuning directly to a station ............................................ 57
Improving FM stereo sound ..................................... 57
Saving station presets.................................................... 58
Naming station presets ................................................. 59
Listening to station presets ........................................... 60
Changing the frequency step ........................................ 60

8 Making a recording

Making an audio or a video recording .......................... 61
Monitoring your recording ....................................... 62

9 Controlling the rest of your system

Setting the remote to control other components ........ 63
Selecting preset codes .................................................. 63
Clearing the Preset Codes ............................................. 65
Controls for TVs .............................................................. 66
Controls for other components ..................................... 67
Preset Code List .............................................................. 72
Direct function ................................................................ 74

10 Additional information

Troubleshooting .............................................................. 75
Specifications ................................................................. 78