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Simple Home Theater Guide
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC & Full Band Phase
Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC
jack on the front panel.
Place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your
normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make
sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and
The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic
characteristics of your listening area, taking into account
ambient noise, speaker size and distance, and tests for
both channel delay and channel level. After you have set
up the microphone provided with your system, the
receiver uses the information from a series of test tones
to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your
particular room, and also to calibrate the frequency-
phase characteristics of the speakers connected.
Push down on the lower portion of the front panel
door to access the MCACC SETUP MIC jack:
AUTO SURR/ HOME STANDARD ADVANCED STEREO/
BAND STREAM DIRECT THX SURROUND SURROUND A.L.C.
CONTROL ON/OFF SPEAKERS
Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a
source on page 11.
Make sure the microphone and speakers are not
moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the
microphone is connected.1
Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.
1a.Full Auto MCACC
Surr Back System
Before using the Auto MCACC Setup, the
Save SYMMETRY to : M1.MEMORY 1
headphones should be disconnected and the HOME
MEDIA GALLERY, XM or SIRIUS Radio function
should not be selected as an input source.
Make sure ‘Normal’ is selected,2 select an MCACC
The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are
output at high volume.
preset3, then select START.4
Check that the remote control’s operation selector switch
is set to RCV.
TV SOURCE RCV
Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re
using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to
a comfortable volume level.
VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3
speaker configuration in the OSD.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers
present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while
it’s doing this.5
Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the
• You can’t use the HOME MENU in either the main or sub zone when the HOME MEDIA GALLAERY, XM or SIRIUS Radio input source is
selected. When you set ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or ZONE 2&3 to ON (page 68), you can’t use the HOME MENU.
If you leave the OSD (on screen display) for over five minutes, the screen saver will appear.
• If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through Surround back
speaker setting on page 56 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 4.
If you have THX-certified speakers, select Return, then select Auto MCACC for the THX Speaker setting. See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on
page 44 for more on this.
The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now
you can rename it later in Data Management on page 53).
Note that correction curves are saved only when set to SYMMETRY. Select Return, then select Auto MCACC to save other correction curves
such as ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN). See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 44 for more on this.
Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.