Before applying the power
True home theater sound
DSP surround modes
This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you
maximum enjoyment from your video software. Select a surround mode
according to your equipment or the software you are going to play and
The DSP (Digital Signal Processor) used for this receiver incorporates
a variety of high quality adjustable sound fields, like “ARENA”, “JAZZ
CLUB”, “THEATER”, “STADIUM” and “DISCO”. It is compatible with
almost any kind of program source.
Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital EX
DVD 6-channel input
The DOLBY DIGITAL mode lets you enjoy full digital surround from
software processed in the Dolby Digital format. Dolby Digital provides
up to 5.1 channels of independent digital audio for better sound quality
and more powerful presence than conventional Dolby Surround.
As for Dolby Digital EX, it creates six full-bandwidth output channels
from the 5.1 channel sources. This is done using a matrix decoder that
derives three surround channels from the two in the original recording.
For best results, Dolby Digital EX should be used with movie sound-
tracks recorded with Dolby Digital Surround EX.
If you own a DVD player equipped with 6-channel output, this receiver
allows you to obtain the full surround sound impact of DVD source
material featuring multi-channel encoding. Since the source signals are
digital and each channel is input independently, the resulting ambience
is far superior to what can be achieved with conventional surround
ACTIVE EQ mode will produce a more dynamic sound quality in any
condition. You can enjoy a more impressive sound effect when ACTIVE
EQ is turned on during Dolby Digital and DTS playback.
Dolby PRO LOGIC II
Dolby PRO LOGIC II, whilst totally compatible with its predecessor
PRO LOGIC, provides greater advantages in surround sound. It allows
the user to enjoy the conventional stereo or Dolby Surround with a
convincing “5.1 like” presentation. PRO LOGIC IIoffers special fea-
tures for controlling the overall spatial, dimensionality and frontal sound
field imaging. PRO LOGIC IIproduces an impressive surround sound
of each speaker and effectively creates a stereoscopic sound effect.
Universal IR (InfraRed) remote control
from video software marked
In addition to the basic receiver, the remote control supplied with this
receiver can also operate almost all of your remote controllable audio
and video components. Just follow the simple setup procedure to
register the components you have connected.
the experience of sheer STEREO surround sound.
DTS (Digital Theater System) is a 5.1 channel digital audio format that
channel for unprecedented clarity, optimum channel separation and a
RDS (Radio Data System) tuner (For the U.K. only)
The receiver is equipped with an RDS tuner that provides several
convenient tuning functions: RDS Auto Memory, to automatically
preset up to 40 RDS stations broadcasting different programs; station
name display, to show you the name of the current broadcast station;
and PTY search to let you tune stations by program type.
wide) dynamic range.
In the DTS mode, the 5.1 channel digital input from a DTS CD, LD or
DVD disc (carrying the “DTS” marking) can be played in Digital Sur-
PTY (Program TYpe) search (For the U.K. only)
Tune the stations by specifying the type of program you want to hear.
When a DTS disc is played on a CD, LD or DVD player, noise may be
output from the analog output. It is recommended that you connect the
digital output of the player to the digital input of this unit.
Multi channel surround sound
SRS Circle Surround II
SRS Circle Surround II™ improves on its predecessor CS-5.1™ result-
ing in the CS-6.1™ system, enabling you to listen to realistic, multi-
channel, surround sound playback from a stereo source or conventional
surround-encoded video source. You already enjoy listening to Dolby
digital sound/DTS multi-channel sound with your multi-speakers. Now
you can listen to audio CDs, MDs, Broadcast and Home Theater using
your multi-speakers. You will discover a new type of sound through
SRS Circle Surround II.
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