AV Surround Processor
AV SURROUND PROCESSOR
Thank you for purchasing the ONKYO AV Surround
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and turning on the power.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable you
to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment
from your new AV Surround Processor.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Important Safeguards ........................... 2
Precautions ........................................... 3
Features ................................................ 4
Supplied accessories ............................ 4
Before using this unit ........................... 5
Using the remote controller ............... 11
Using the Surround modes ................. 12
Playing a source ................................. 14
Connecting the amplifier and video
equipment ........................................... 6
Connecting equipment with 5.1-
channel audio output .......................... 7
Speaker placement and connection ...... 8
Connecting the z remote control
cables ................................................ 10
Connecting the power ........................ 10
A few important notes
Troubleshooting ................................. 17
Control positions and names .............. 18
Specifications ..................................... 20
1. Read Instructions All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture The appliance should not be used
near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, and the like.
6. Carts and Stands The appliance should be used only with
a cart or stand that is
recommended by the
6A.An appliance and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
8. Ventilation The appliance should be situated so that its
location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be
situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may
block the ventilation openings; or if placed in a built-in
installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede
the flow of air through the ventilation openings, there should
be free space of at least 20 cm (8 in.) and an opening behind
9. Heat The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources The appliance should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
11. Polarization If the appliance is provided with a polarized
plug having one blade wider than the other, please read the
The polarization of the plug is a safety feature. The
polarized plug will only fit the outlet one way. If the plug
does not fit fully into the outlet, try reversing it. If there is
still trouble, the user should seek the services of a qualified
electrician. Under no circumstances should the user attempt
to defeat the polarization of the plug.
12. Power-Cord Protection Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, especially near plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
13. Cleaning The appliance should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
14. Nonuse Periods The power cord of the appliance should
be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long
period of time.
15. Object and Liquid Entry Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through openings.
16. Damage Requiring Service The appliance should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The powersupply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
17. Servicing The user should not attempt to service the
appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
PORTABLE CART WARNING
1. Warranty Claim
You can find the serial number on the rear panel of this unit. In
case of warranty claim, please report this number.
2. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is
illegal without permission of the copyright holder.
3. AC Fuse
The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user-serviceable.
If power does not come on, contact your Onkyo authorized
From time to time you should wipe the front and rear panels and
the cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier dirt, dampen a soft
cloth in a weak solution of mild detergent and water, wring it
out dry, and wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry immediately
with a clean cloth. Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol
or other chemical solvents or cloths since these could damage
the finish or remove the panel lettering.
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs according to
country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the
area where this unit will be used meets the required voltage
(e.g., AC 230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the rear
For British model
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply
cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
Brown : Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus
may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be
replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of
5 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR
THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE
SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND
DISPOSED OF SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER OF
SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS
INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMP SOCKET.
If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
For U.S. model
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable
entry as practical.
FCC Information for User
The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
For Canadian model
CAUTION: THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT
EXCEED THE CLASS B LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE
EMISSION FROM DIGITAL APPARATUS SET OUT IN THE
RADIO INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS OF THE
CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Modele pour les Canadien
ATTENTION: L'INTERFERENCE RADIO ELECTRIQUE
GENEREE PAR CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE DE TYPE B
NE DEPASSE PAS LES LIMITES ENONCEES DANS LE
REGLEMENT SUR LES PERTURBATIONS RADIO
ELECTRIQUES, SECTION APPAREIL NUMERIQUE, DU
MINISTERE DES COMMUNICATIONS.
Sur les modeles dont la fiche est polarisee:
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE
DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE
LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU'AU FOND.
Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product described
in this instruction manual is in compliance with the corresponding
technical standards such as EN55013, EN55020, EN61000-3-2, -3-3
(or EN60555-2, -3) and EN60065
ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH
Check that the following accessories are
supplied with your ED-205.
s Compact, high-quality component design
s Dolby* Pro Logic decoder with 3 surround
modes (Hall, Live, and Arena) and Stereo
s Superb expandability with 5.1-channel input
s Flexible connectivity with Separate Collection
s S-video connector
s System control with supplied remote
Audio connection cable ! 2
· z cable ! 1
· Remote controller ! 1
Batteries (size AA, R6, or UM-3) ! 2
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby", "Pro Logic" and the double-D symbol
of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-
1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
This unit does not require memory preservation batteries. A
built-in memory power back-up system preserves the
contents of the memory during power failures and even when
the unit is unplugged. The unit must be plugged in order to
charge the back-up system.
The memory preservation period after the unit has been
unplugged varies depending on climate and placement of the
unit. On the average, memory contents are protected over a
period of a few weeks after the last time the unit has been
unplugged. This period is shorter when the unit is exposed to
a highly humid climate.
Before operating this unit
Installing the remote controller batteries
1 Remove the battery compartment cover by pressing the tab
and lifting up the cover.
2 Insert two AA (R6- or UM-3)-size batteries into the battery
compartment. Carefully follow the polarity diagram (positive
(+) and negative (-) symbols) inside the battery compartment.
3 After batteries are installed and seated correctly, replace the
· Do not mix new batteries with old batteries or different kinds
· To avoid corrosion, remove the batteries if the remote
controller is not to be used for a long time.
· Remove dead batteries immediately to avoid damage from
corrosion. If the remote controller doesn't operate smoothly,
replace both the batteries at the same time.
· The life of the batteries supplied is about six months but this
will vary depending on usage.
Using the remote controller
Point the remote controller toward the remote control sensor.
· Place the unit away from strong light such as direct sunlight
or inverted fluorescent light which can prevent proper
operation of the remote controller.
· Using another remote controller of the same type in the same
room or using the unit near equipment which uses infrared
rays may cause operational interference.
· Do not put any object such as a book on the remote controller.
The buttons of the remote controller may be pressed by
mistake and drain the batteries.
· Make sure the audio rack doors do not have colored glass.
Placing the unit behind such doors may prevent proper remote
· If there is any obstacle between the remote controller and the
remote control sensor, the remote controller will not operate.