Sony HT-K170 Manual

Sunday, October 15, 2017

4-230-316-42(1) Home Theater System Operat ing inst ruct ions HT-K170 © 2000 Sony Corporation 1

Get t ing St art ed On operation WARNING Precaut ions • Before connecting other components, be sure to turn off and unplug the amplifier. On safety • Do not drive the speaker system with To prevent fire or shock • Should any solid object or liquid fall a continuous wattage exceeding the hazard, do not expose into the cabinet, unplug the amplifier maximum input power of the system. the unit to rain or and have it checked by qualified • If the polarity of the speaker moisture. personnel before operating it any connections are not correct, the bass further. tones will be weak and the position of the various instruments obscure. To avoid electrical shock, do not open On pow er sources • Contact between bare speaker wires the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified • Before operating the amplifier, check at the speaker terminals may result in personnel only. that the operating voltage is identical a short-circuit. with your local power supply. The • The speaker grille cannot be removed. operating voltage is indicated on the Do not attempt to remove the grille nameplate at the rear of the amplifier. on the speaker system. If you try to • The amplifier is not disconnected remove it, you may damage the from the AC power source (mains) as speaker. long as it is connected to the wall If you encounter color irregularity on outlet, even if the amplifier itself has a nearby TV screen been turned off. This speaker system is magnetically • If you are not going to use the shielded to allow it to be installed near a amplifier for a long time, be sure to TV set. However, color irregularities disconnect the amplifier from the may still be observed on certain types of wall outlet. To disconnect the mains TV sets. lead, grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord. If color irregularity is observed… p Turn off the TV set once, then turn • The AC power cord (mains lead) it on again after 15 to 30 minutes. must be changed, at a qualified service shop only. If color irregularity is observed • The mains switch is located on the again… front exterior. p Place the speakers further away from the TV set. On placement If how ling occurs • Do not install the appliance in a Reposition the speakers or turn down confined space, such as a bookcase or the volume on the amplifier. built in cabinet. On cleaning • Place the amplifier in a location with • Clean the cabinet, panel and controls adequate ventilation to prevent heat with a soft cloth slightly moistened buildup and prolong the life of the with a mild detergent solution. Do amplifier. not use any type of abrasive pad, • Do not place the amplifier near heat scouring powder or solvent such as sources, or in a place subject to direct alcohol or benzine. sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock. If you have any question or problem • Do not place anything on top of the cabinet that might block the concerning your amplifier, please ventilation holes and cause consult your nearest Sony dealer. malfunctions. • Do not set the speakers in an inclined position. • Do not place the speakers in locations that are: – Extremely hot or cold – Dusty or dirty – Very humid – Subject to vibrations – Subject to direct sunlight 2

Get t ing St art ed About This M anual TABLE OF CONTENTS Conventions • The instructions in this manual Getting Started describe the controls on the amplifier and speakers. You can also use the Unpacking 4 controls on the remote if they have Hookup Overview 4 the same or similar names as those on Video Component Hookups 5 the amplifier. Speaker System Hookups and Setups 6 • The following icons are used in this AC Hookups 9 manual: Before You Use Your Amplifier 10 Indicates that you can use only the remote to do the task. Amplifier Operations Indicates hints and tips for making the task easier. Selecting a Component 11 Changing the Factory Setting of a FUNCTION Button 13 Using the Sleep Timer 14 This amplifier contains a Dolby Pro Logic Surround decoder. Using Surround Sound Manufactured under license from Dolby Choosing a Sound Field 15 Laboratories. Getting the Most Out of Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound 16 “Dolby”, “AC-3”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol ; are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Additional Information Troubleshooting 18 Specifications 19 Hold down ?/1 and press CENTER Glossary 20 MODE to change the fan control Remote Button Description 21 setup. Each time you do the procedure above, the following setup appears. Index 22 Select To FAN ON Turn on the fan at all Rear Panel Descriptions 22 times. FAN AUTO Turn on the fan automatically when there is sufficient speaker output. 3

Get t ing St art ed Unpacking Hookup Overview Check that you received the following items with your The amplifier allows you to connect and control the amplifier: following video components. Follow the hookup • Remote commander (remote) (1) procedures for the components that you want to • Size AA (R6) batteries (2) connect to the amplifier on the pages specified. To • Scart adaptor (1) learn the locations and names of each jack, see “Rear • Speakers (5) Panel Descriptions” on page 22. • Front speakers (2) • Rear speakers (2) Video Component Hookups (5) • Center speaker (1) Speaker System • Subwoofer (1) Hookups (6) TV DVD • Speaker connecting cord, 10 m (2) Front player/ Front • Speaker connecting cord, 2.5 m (3) speaker AC-3 speaker • Monaural connecting cord (1 phono to 1 phono) (1) (L) VCR decoder (R) • Foot pads (20) Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two size AA (R6) batteries with the + and – on the battery compartment. When using the remote, Center Active Rear subw oofer Rear point it at the remote sensor g on the amplifier. speaker speaker speaker (L) (R) ] Before you get started } } ] • Turn off the power to all components before making any connections. • Do not connect the mains lead until all of the connections are completed. • Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum When to replace batteries and noise. Under normal use, the batteries should last for about 6 • When connecting an audio cable, be sure to match months. When the remote no longer operates the the colour-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the amplifier, replace both batteries with new ones. components: White (left, audio) to White; and Red Notes (right, audio) to Red. • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not use a new battery with an old one. • Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction. • If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage and corrosion. 4

Get t ing St art ed Hookups Video Component Hookups The arrow l indicates signal flow. Overview TV/VCR This section describes how to connect video You can listen to the sound from VCR or TV by components to the amplifier. For specific locations of connecting the audio signal from VCR or TV to the the jacks, see the illustration below. amplifier. 5.1CH/ DVD TV Amplifier VIDEO AUDIO IN To VTR audio input ç White (L) L Red R DVD 2CH VIDEO (R) ç W hite L What cords w ill I need? (L) Red R • Scart adaptor (supplied) To TV audio input (R) • Euro AV cable (not supplied) (1 for each TV or VCR) TV • Audio cords (not supplied) (1 for DVD player, 2 for AC-3 decoder’s FRONT and REAR jacks) Euro AV cable (not W hite (L) W hite (L) supplied) Red (R) Red (R) TV VTR • Monaural audio cords (not supplied) (2 for AC-3 decoder’s CENTER and WOOFER jacks) Scart adaptor (supplied) Black Black n To TV If you have another component, such as a second VCR or LD player, connect it to the DVD 2CH jacks. DVD Player If your DVD player does not have 5.1 CH output, connect the audio output jacks of the DVD player to the DVD 2CH jacks of the amplifier. Amplifier DVD player DVD 2CH AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT L L L R R DVD 2CH (cont inued) 5

Get t ing St art ed DVD player w it h AC-3 decoder If you have a Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder or a DVD Speaker Syst em Hookups and player with a built-in AC-3 decoder, you can play Set ups decoded Dolby Digital (AC-3) soundtracks through the speakers connected to the amplifier. Connect the decoder as follows: Overview Dolby Digital AC-3 This section describes how to connect the supplied Amplifier decoder (etc.) speakers (SS-MS215) to the amplifier. Connecting the 5.1 CH/ DVD PRE OUT FRONT REAR CENTER CENTER REAR FRONT active woofer (SA-WMS215) will increase bass L L L response. For specific locations of the terminals, see the L R R illustration below. WOOFER WOOFER 5.1CH / DVD 5.1CH OUTPUT L FRONT CENTER SPEAKERS SPEAKER L WOOFER REAR (AUDIO OUT) SPEAKERS What cords w ill I need? • Speaker connecting cord (supplied) (1 for each speaker) (+) (+) (–) (–) • Monaural connecting cord (supplied) Black Black 6

Get t ing St art ed Hookups To avoid short-circuiting the speakers Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage the Front speakers (SS-M S215) amplifier. To prevent this, make sure to take the following precautions when connecting the speakers. Front speaker Front speaker Make sure the stripped ends of each speaker cord does (R) Amplifier (L) not touch another speaker terminal or the stripped end of another speaker cord. Examples of poor conditions of the speaker cord: R-FRONT-L SPEAKERS R R EAR L + Rear and center speakers (SS-M S215) Rear speaker Rear speaker – (R) Amplifier Center speaker (L) R L Stripped speaker cord is touching another speaker R-REAR-L CENTER terminal. SPEAKERS R REAR L + Notes • Be sure to match the speaker cord to the appropriate – terminal on the components: + to + and – to –. If the cords are reversed, the sound will be distorted and will lack bass. R L • Make sure all connections are firm. Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker terminals may cause a short- circuit. Stripped cords are touching each other due to excessive removal of insulation. After connecting all the components, speakers, and AC power cord, output a test tone to check that all the speakers are connected correctly. For details on outputting a test tone, refer to “Adjusting the speaker volume” on page 17. If you have connected rear speakers, be sure to press the 5.1 CH/DVD button on the amplifier before outputting a test tone so that the tone is output individually from the left and right rear speakers. If no sound is heard from a speaker while outputting a test tone or a test tone is output from a speaker other than the one whose name is currently displayed on the amplifier, the speaker may be short-circuited. If this happens, check the speaker connection again. 7

Get t ing St art ed Active subw oofer (SA-WM S215) Positioning the speakers Active subw oofer INPUT Amplifier Locat ion of each speaker Center AUDIO OUT WOOFER Subw oofer Caution Front Front • The speaker unit of the active subwoofer is located at the (Left) (Right) bottom of the active subwoofer. • Avoid contact with the speaker unit as it is without a cover. • Place the active subwoofer on a flat surface to ensure there is no obstruction to the speaker unit. Rear Rear (Left) (Right) Each speaker should face the listening position. Better surround effect will result if all speakers are set at the same distance from the listening position. Place the front speakers at a suitable distance to the left and right of the television. Place the subwoofer on either side of the television. Place the center speaker on the top-center of the TV set. The placement of rear speakers greatly depends on the configuration of the room. The rear speakers may be placed on both sides of the listening position A or behind the listening position B. Setting the speakers To prevent speaker vibration or movement while listening, attach the supplied foot pads to the bottom four corners of the center speaker, front speakers, and rear speakers. Front/ Center/ Rear speakers Foot pads 8

Get t ing St art ed Set t ing t he cent er speaker Set the center speaker firmly on top of the TV set, AC Hookups making sure it is completely level. Foot pads Connecting the mains lead Connect the mains lead from this amplifier, active subwoofer and from your video components to a wall outlet. Amplifier Set t ing ot her speakers For greater flexibility in the positioning of the speakers, use the optional WS-FV10, WS-TV10, or WS-WV10 / speaker stand (available only in certain countries). to a w all outlet Active subw oofer W S-FV10 W S-TV10 W S-W V10 (for rear speakers) Note / You do not need to attach the foot pads if you are using the to a w all outlet speaker stand. Tip The height of the front speakers should be adjusted to about the center of the TV screen. 9

Get t ing St art ed Before You Use Your Amplifier Before you use your amplifier for the first time or when you want to clear the amplifier’s memory, do the procedure below: ?/ 1 (pow er) 1 Turn off the amplifier. 2 Press ?/1 (power) for more than 4 seconds. “INITIAL” appears in the display and the items including the following are reset or cleared: • All sound field parameters are reset to their factory settings. • The fan control setup is reset to FAN ON. Note If you are using a Sony DVD player together with this home theater system, set your DVD player to the following configuration: Speakers Settings Front SMALL Center SMALL Rear SMALL Subwoofer YES If you are using a non Sony DVD player, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD player for speaker setup. 10

Amplif ier Operat ions Amplif ier Operat ions Watching video programmes Select ing a Component To take full advantage of the amplifier’s surround sound effects, like Dolby Surround, turn off the To listen to a connected component, first select the speakers on your TV before you start. This also lets you function on the amplifier or with the remote. use the amplifier’s remote to control the sound. Before you begin, make sure you have: • Connected all components securely and correctly as To w atch TV programmes, do the following: indicated on pages 5 to 9. 1/ u (pow er) M ASTER VOLUM E 1 Turn on your TV. 2 Turn on the amplifier and press TV. To w atch videos or DVDs, do as follows: Function buttons 1 Turn on your TV and set the TV’s input to match the video component you watch. 1 Press 1/u (power) to turn on the amplifier. 2 Turn on the amplifier and press the function 2 Turn MASTER VOLUME to VOL MIN (indicated button (VIDEO, DVD 2CH or 5.1 CH/DVD) to on the display) to avoid damaging your speakers. select the component you want to use. 3 Press a function button to select the component 3 Turn on the video component and start playback. you want to use: To w atch Press TV input mode Video tapes VIDEO VIDEO TV programmes TV VIDEO Digital versatile disc DVD 2CH VIDEO (DVD) DVD through 5.1 CH/DVD VIDEO AC-3 decoder To operate w ith the remote Refer to “Using the remote” on page 12 for details. 4 Turn on the component, the VCR for example, and start playback. 5 Turn MASTER VOLUME to adjust the volume. To Do this Mute the sound Press MUTING on the remote. Press again to restore the sound. (cont inued) 11

Amplif ier Operat ions Using the remote To turn off the components Press AV ?/1 and ?/1 simultaneously. This will also turn The remote lets you operate the amplifier and the Sony off the Sony video/audio components at the same time. If components that are connected to it. the components do not turn off, press the power switch on the components. AV ?/ 1 ?/ 1 If you use a Sony TV • The TV turns on automatically and switches to the SYSTEM appropriate video input when you press VIDEO. If CONTROL/ the TV does not switch to the appropriate input FUNCTION automatically, press TV/VIDEO on the remote. • When you use the TV only, turn on the TV using the TV’s remote. 1 Press one of the SYSTEM CONTROL/ FUNCTION buttons to select the component you want to use. The amplifier and the selected component turn on. The SYSTEM CONTROL/FUNCTION buttons on the remote are factory-set as follows: To play Press TV programmes TV VHS Tapes VIDEO (VTR-3 mode) DVD player DVD (for 2-ch playback) DVD player/ 5.1 CH AC-3 decoder If you w ant to change the factory setting of a button See “Changing the Factory Setting of a FUNCTION Button” on page 13. If the component does not turn on Press the power switch on the component. 2 Start playing. Refer to “Remote Button Descriptions” on page 21 for details. 12

Amplif ier Operat ions Changing t he Fact ory Set t ing of a FUNCTION But t on SYSTEM CONTROL/ FUNCTION If the factory settings of the SYSTEM CONTROL/ M ENU control keys FUNCTION buttons (“Using the remote” on page 12) don’t match your system components, you can change them. The following table shows the possibility of alternate function assignment for each button. For example, if you connect a Sony LD player to the DVD jacks, you can assign the DVD button to set the Button Possible assignment remote to control the LD player. VIDEO VTR 1, VTR 2, VTR 3 1 Hold down the SYSTEM CONTROL/FUNCTION DVD DVD, LDP, CD button whose function you want to change (DVD, * Initial setting of VIDEO is VTR 3. for example). * Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 1, 2, or 3 setting that corresponds to Beta, 8mm, and VHS, respectively. 2 Press the corresponding button of the component you want to assign to the SYSTEM CONTROL/ Resetting key table for function key VIDEO FUNCTION button (DISPLAY, LD player, for example). VTR 1 CURSOR UP VTR 2 ENTER/EXECUTE Now you can use the DVD button to control your VTR 3 CURSOR DOWN Sony LD player. Resetting key table for function key DVD To reset a button to its factory setting Repeat the above procedure. DVD EXIT/RETURN LD DISPLAY To reset all the function buttons to their factory setting CD CURSOR RIGHT Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at the same time. 13

Amplif ier Operat ions Using t he Sleep Timer You can set the amplifier to turn off automatically at a time you specify. SLEEP Press SLEEP on the remote while the power is on. Each time you press SLEEP, the time changes as shown below. t 2:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 0:30:00 t OFF The display dims after you specify the time. You can check the time remaining before the amplifier turns off Press SLEEP on the remote. The remaining time appears in the display. 14

Using Surround Sound Using Surround Sound You can find Dolby Surround-encoded softw are by Choosing a Sound Field looking at the packaging However, some videos and laser discs may use Dolby Surround sound even if it’s not indicated on the You can take advantage of surround sound simply by package. selecting one of the three pre-programmed sound field according to the type of programme you wish to play. Note Sound field indicators Surround sound is turned off when you select the 5.1 CH/DVD. Adjusting the effect level (for C. STUDIO and SIM ULATED only) SOUND FIELD You can make the surround sound more prominent by increasing the EFFECT level. This control lets you adjust the “presence” of the surround effect in six steps (1-6). SOUND FIELD SOUND FIELD 1 Start playing a programme source. M ODE ON/ OFF EFFECT/ 2 Use EFFECT/DELAY (–/+) on the remote to DELAY –/ + select the level you prefer. The effect level is indicated on the display. Note 1 Press SOUND FIELD or SOUND FIELD ON/OFF Changing the effect level may not produce major variations on the remote to turn on the sound field. in the surround effect when used with certain playback One of the SOUND FIELD indicators lights up in sources. the display. 2 Press SOUND FIELD or SOUND FIELD MODE on the remote repeatedly until the indicator for the sound field you want lights up. Select the appropriate sound field as follows: Select To PRO LOGIC* Decodes programmes processed with Dolby Pro Logic Surround. C. STUDIO Reproduces the sound characteristics (Cinema Studio) of a movie theater. Good for watching standard movies. SIMULATED Create a simulated surround sound from monaural sources such as old movies or TV programmes. * “DOLBY PL” appears on the display. To turn off sound field Press SOUND FIELD ON/OFF on the remote or press SOUND FIELD repeatedly until “SF OFF” appears on the display. 15

Using Surround Sound Selecting the center mode Get t ing t he M ost Out of Dolby The amplifier offers you four center modes: Phantom, Pro Logic Surround Sound Wide, Normal and 3 Stereo. Each mode is designed for a different speaker configuration. To obtain the best possible Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound, first select the center mode according to the 1 Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly to select the PRO speaker system you have. Then, adjust the volume of LOGIC sound field. each speaker. 2 Press CENTER MODE repeatedly until the Note that you must connect the rear speakers and/or indicator for the center mode you want lights in one center speaker to do the following adjustments. the display. Select the center mode as follows: Center mode Sound field If you have Select So that indicators Display indicators Front and rear PHANTOM The sound of the speakers, no center channel is center speaker output from the front speakers. Front and rear WIDE The center channel speakers, and fully reproduces the CENTER M ODE SOUND FIELD a large center entire audio spectrum speaker Front and rear NORMAL The bass sound of the speakers, and center channel is a small center output from the front speaker speakers. SOUND FIELD 3 STEREO The sound of the rear SOUND FIELD Front and center M ODE speakers, no rear (3 Channel Logic) channel is output ON/ OFF EFFECT/ speaker from the front TEST TONE speakers. DELAY –/ + Notes REAR CENTER • To match the speaker system that is packed together with LEVEL +/ – LEVEL +/ – this amplifier, we recommend that you set the center mode to NORMAL or WIDE and turn on the subwoofer. • If you are using a different speaker system, select the mode that best suits your speaker system’s configuration. 16

Using Surround Sound Adjusting the speaker volume Adjusting the delay time The test tone feature lets you set the volume of your You can make the surround sound more effective by speakers to the same level. delaying the output from the rear speakers (delay time). You can select from three delay times, S (15 mS), Using the controls on the remote lets you test the M (20 mS), and L (30 mS). For example, if you’ve speaker connection and adjust the volume level from placed the rear speakers in a large room or apart from your listening position. your listening position, set the delay time shorter. 1 Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly to select 1 Start playing a programme source encoded with “DOLBY PL” and set the center mode to Dolby Surround sound. NORMAL. 2 Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly to select 2 Press TEST TONE on the remote. “DOLBY PL” and set the center mode to You will hear the test tone from each speaker NORMAL. sequentially. 3 Press EFFECT/DELAY (–/+) on the remote 3 Adjust the volume level so that the test tone from repeatedly to choose the delay time parameter. each speaker is at the same level from your The current delay time appears in the display, listening position. such as “DELAY S,” “DELAY M” or “DELAY L.” • To adjust the level of center speaker, press CENTER LEVEL + or – on the remote. Note • To adjust the level of rear speakers, press If the AC power cord is disconnected for about one week, REAR LEVEL + or – on the remote. amplifier’s surround parameter will be reset to the factory The center and rear levels are indicated on the settings. display. 4 Press TEST TONE on the remote to turn off the Adjusting the subw oofer test tone. Slight adjustments to the system can enhance your sound enjoyment. You can adjust all speakers at one time Adjust MASTER VOL on the remote or MASTER VOLUME on the amplifier. POWER LEVEL MIN MAX You can increase the output level of the rear speakers LEVEL The adjustment range of the rear speakers is preset from –10 to +6, but you can shift the range up 3 levels (–7 to 1 Rotate LEVEL to adjust the volume. +9). Hold down SOUND FIELD on the amplifier while Set the volume level to best suit your preference turning on the power until “NORMAL” appears on the according to the programme source. display. The values for the rear level remain fixed at –10 to +6 in the display, but you will be able to hear the difference in Note the actual output level. To enjoy high-quality sound, do not turn the subwoofer volume too high. To reset the rear level adjustment range, repeat this procedure to display “GAIN LOW”. Note During 5.1 CH/DVD mode, CENTER LEVEL and REAR LEVEL cannot be adjusted. 17

Addit ional Inf ormat ion No sound is heard from the center speaker. Troubleshoot ing , Select the appropriate center mode (see page 16). If you experience any of the following difficulties while , Adjust the speaker volume appropriately (see using the home theater system, use this page 17). troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your No sound or only a very low -level sound is heard from nearest Sony dealer. the subw oofer. , Make sure you turn on the subwoofer. There’s no sound or only a very low -level sound is heard. , Make sure the connection is made correctly. , Check that the speakers and components are connected securely. The sound has suddenly stopped. , Press MUTING on the remote if the MUTING , Make sure all the connections have been indicator turns on. correctly made. Contact between bare speaker , Make sure you select the correct component wires at the speaker terminals may cause a on the amplifier. short-circuit. , Check whether or not you used the appropriate AV cables. , The protective device on the amplifier has Surround effect cannot be obtained. been activated because of a short circuit. , Make sure you turn on the sound field (“PROTECT” flashes.) Turn off the amplifier, function. eliminate the short-circuit problem and turn on the power again. No picture or an unclear picture is seen on the TV screen. , Select the appropriate input on your TV. The left and right sounds are unbalanced or reversed. , Select the appropriate component on the , Check that the speakers and components are amplifier. connected correctly and securely. The remote does not function. Severe hum or noise is heard. , Point the remote at the remote sensor g on , Check that the speakers and components are the amplifier. connected securely. , Remove the obstacles in the path of the , Check that the connecting cords are away remote and the amplifier. from a transformer or motor, and at least 3 , Replace both batteries in the remote with new meters (10 feet) away from a TV set or ones if they are weak. fluorescent light. , Make sure you select the correct function on , Place your TV away from the audio the remote. components. , The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly moistened with alcohol. No sound or only a very low -level sound is heard from the rear speakers. , Select the appropriate center mode (see page 16). , Adjust the speaker volume appropriately (see page 17). , Make sure you turn on the sound field surround mode function. Note The Dolby Surround effect is dependent on the software and center mode being used. 18

Addit ional Inf ormat ion Speaker section SA-WM S215 Subw oofer Specificat ions SS-M S215 Front, center and rear System Active subwoofer, speakers Speaker system magnetically shielded Amplifier section Speaker system Full range, magnetically Speaker unit Woofer: 16 cm cone type Pow er output shielded Enclosure type Acoustically Loaded Bass Rated Pow er (DIN 1 kHz, 8 ohms) Speaker units 5 cm cone type Reflex Output at Stereo 25 W + 25 W mode Enclosure type Bass reflex Continuous RM S 50 W pow er output Reference (DIN 1 kHz, 8 ohms) Rated 8 ohms (8 ohms, 20 - Pow er Output Front: 25 W / ch impedance 250 Hz) Center: 25 W Rear: 25 W / ch Pow er handling 60 watts Reproduction 32 Hz - 250 Hz capacity frequency range Frequency TV, VIDEO, DVD 2CH, (M aximum input response 5.1 CH/DVD : pow er) High frequency 250 Hz 10 Hz - 50 kHz +0.5/–2 dB cut-off Sensitivity level 84 dB (1 W, 1m) frequency Inputs Frequency range 150 Hz - 20, 000 Hz Input Sensitivity Impedance S/N (weighting LINE IN (input pin jack) Dimensions Approx. 76 x 100 x 86 mm network, (w /h/d) including front grille input level) General TV, M ass Approx. 425 g Pow er 220 - 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz VIDEO, requirements 50 85 dB* DVD 2CH, 250 mV 5.1 CH/ kilohms (A, 250 mV) Pow er 45 W DVD consumptions *78 IHF Dimensions Approx. 240 x 285 x 355 Outputs WOOFER: (w /h/d) mm including front Voltage: 1 V panel Impedance: 1 kilohms M ass Approx. 8 kg M uting Full mute Supplied See page 4. accessories General Pow er 220 - 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz Design and specifications are subject to requirements change without notice. Pow er 115 W Specifications indicated are measured at consumption 230 VAC, 50Hz. Dimensions 430 x 274 x 64.5 mm M ass (Approx.) 4.6 kg 19

Addit ional Inf ormat ion • 3 STEREO (3 CH LOGIC) • Types of sound Select 3 STEREO mode if you have front Glossary and center speakers but no rear speaker. Early reflections Reverberation The sound of the rear channel is output from the front speakers to let you Center mode experience some of the surround sound Setting of speakers to enhance Dolby Pro without using rear speakers. Logic Surround mode. To obtain the best Direct sound possible surround sound, select one of the following four center modes according to Center your speaker system. Front speaker Front • Transition of sound from rear speakers speaker (L) speaker (R) Direct sound Early • NORM AL mode Level reflections Reverberation Select NORMAL mode if you have front and rear speakers and a small center speaker. Since a small speaker cannot produce enough bass, the bass sound of the center channel is output from the front speakers. Early reflection time Time Dolby Pro Logic Surround Center Decoding system of Dolby Surround sound Front speaker Front standardized in TV programmes and movies. Test tone speaker (L) speaker (R) Compared with the former Dolby Surround Signal given out by the amplifier for system, Dolby Pro Logic Surround improves adjusting the speaker volume. The test tone sound image by using four separate channels: will come out as follows: off-screen audio effects, on-screen dialog, left- to-right panning, and music. These channels • In a system w ith a center speaker manipulate the sound to be heard and (NORM AL/WIDE/3 STEREO modes) enhance the action as it happens on the The test tone is output from the front L Rear Rear screen. To take advantage of Dolby Pro Logic, (left), center, front R (right), and rear speaker (L) speaker (R) you should have at least one pair of rear speakers in succession. speakers and/or one center speaker. You also need to select the appropriate center mode to enjoy a full effect. Front (L) Front (R) Center • WIDE mode Select WIDE mode if you have front and Dolby Digital (AC-3) rear speakers and a large center speaker. This surround format is more advanced than With the WIDE mode, you can take full Dolby Pro Logic Surround. In this format, the advantage of Dolby Surround sound. rear speakers output stereo sound with an 3 STEREO expanded frequency range and a subwoofer Center channel for deep bass is independantly Front speaker Front provided. This format is also called “5.1” Rear (L, R) speaker (L) speaker (R) because the subwoofer channel is counted as 0.1 channel (since it functions only when a NORM AL/ W IDE deep bass effect is needed.) • In a system w ithout a center speaker All six channels in this format are recorded (PHANTOM mode) separately to realize superior channel The test tone is output from the front and separation. Furthermore, since all the signals the rear speakers alternately. are processed digitally, less signal Rear Rear degradation occurs. The name “AC-3” comes speaker (L) speaker (R) from the fact that it is the third audio coding Front (L, R) method to be developed by the Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. • PHANTOM mode Select PHANTOM mode if you have front 5.1 CH/DVD jacks PHANTOM and rear speakers but no center speaker. These jacks are used to input decoded Dolby The sound of the center channel is output Digital (AC-3) audio signals, allowing you to from the front speakers. enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound. Use these Rear (L, R) jacks to connect a Dolby Digital (AC-3) Front decoder or a DVD player with a built-in AC-3 Front speaker (R) decoder. speaker (L) Surround sound Sound that consists of three elements: direct sound, early reflected sound (early reflections) and reverberative sound (reverberation). The acoustics where you hear the sound affect the way these three sound Rear Rear elements are heard. These sound elements are speaker (L) speaker (R) combined in such a way that you can actually feel the size and the type of a concert hall. 20

Addit ional Inf ormat ion Remote Operates Function Remot e But t on Descript ion Button VTR CH VCR VCR channel selection. For buttons not described on previous pages and +/– buttons with names different from the buttons on the TV CH TV TV channel selection. main unit. +/– TV VOL TV To adjust the TV volume. Remote Operates Function +/– Button m/M VCR/DVD/ Fast forwards or rewinds. * The MENU control keys may not operate on certain Sony CD/LDP TVs. ./> DVD/CD/ Skips tracks. LDP X VCR/DVD/ Pauses play. CD/LDP N VCR/DVD/ Starts play. CD/LDP x VCR/DVD/ Stops play. CD/LDP AV/ TV/VCR/ Turns on or off the power. ?/1 DVD/LDP ENTER/ TV/VCR/ Confirm setting. EXECUTE DVD ANT TV/ VCR Selects output signal from VTR the antenna terminal: TV signal or VCR programme. MENU TV/VCR/ Display menu. DVD TITLE DVD Display current DVD title. EXIT/ TV/DVD Exit from menu mode or RETURN return to previous screen. DISPLAY TV/DVD/ Selects information LDP displayed on the TV screen. TV/VCR/ To increase a value or > DVD move the cursor upwards on the menu screen such as VIDEO CONTROL/ AUDIO CONTROL/SET UP/LANGUAGE/DEMO TV/VCR/ To decrease a value or > DVD move the cursor downwards on the menu screen such as VIDEO CONTROL/AUDIO CONTROL/SET UP/ LANGUAGE/DEMO > TV/VCR/ To move the cursor to the DVD right side of the menu screen. < TV/VCR/ To move the cursor to the DVD left side of the menu screen. 21

Addit ional Inf ormat ion Index H, I, J, K, L, M S Index Hookups Selecting a programme source mains lead 9 11 overview 4 using the remote 12 A, B speakers 7 Sleep timer 14 Adjusting video component 5 Sound field 13, 14 speaker volume 17 Speakers volume 11 N, O connection 7 NORMAL mode 16, 20 impedance 19 placement 8 C Center mode 16, 20 P, Q T NORMAL mode 16, 20 PHANTOM mode 16, 20 PHANTOM mode 16, 20 Programme source Test tone 16, 20 3 STEREO mode 16, 20 selecting 11 3 STEREO mode 16, 20 WIDE mode 16, 20 Troubleshooting 18 Connecting. See Hookups R U Rear panel 5, 6, 9, 22 D, E, F, G Remote buttons 12, 13, 21 Unpacking 4 Dolby Digital (AC-3) 20 Dolby Pro Logic V Surround 20 Video Component Hookups 5 getting the most out of 16 Dolby Surround sound 15, 20 W, X, Y, Z center mode 16, 20 Watching video programmes 11 WIDE mode 16, 20 Rear Panel Descript ions 1 3 5 7 9 2 4 6 8 1 5.1 CH/DVD 4 VIDEO 7 REAR SPEAKERS 2 DVD 2CH 5 WOOFER 8 CENTER SPEAKER 3 TV 6 FRONT SPEAKERS 9 Mains lead 22

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