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AV Receiver
TX-SR603X
Instruction Manual
Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo AV Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
any connections and plugging it in.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new AV Receiver.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Contents
Introduction......................................2
Connections...................................20
First Time Setup .............................38
Basic Operations ...........................51
Advanced Operations....................64
Advanced Setup.............................68
Zone 2 .............................................74
Controlling Other Components ....78
Specifications ................................83
Troubleshooting.............................84
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Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radia-
tors, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are pro-
vided for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience recepta-
cles, and the point where they exit from the appara-
tus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table spec-
ified by the manufacturer, or
sold
with
the
apparatus.
When a cart is used, use cau-
tion when moving the cart/
apparatus
combination
to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
15. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is dam-
aged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the apparatus,
C. If the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
water,
D. If the apparatus does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the apparatus to its normal operation,
E. If the apparatus has been dropped or damaged in
any way, and
F. When the apparatus exhibits a distinct change in
performance this indicates a need for service.
16. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the apparatus
through openings as they may touch dangerous volt-
age points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
Don't put candles or other burning objects on top of
this unit.
17. Batteries
Always consider the environmental issues and fol-
low local regulations when disposing of batteries.
18. If you install the apparatus in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or rack, ensure that there is ade-
quate ventilation.
Leave 20 cm (8") of free space at the top and sides
and 10 cm (4") at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf
or board above the apparatus shall be set 10 cm (4")
away from the rear panel or wall, creating a flue-like
gap for warm air to escape.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING
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.
WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS
OUVRIR
AVIS
PORTABLE CART WARNING
S3125A
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Precautions
For U.S. Models
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Section 820-40 of the NEC which
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in partic-
ular, 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
CAUTION:
The user changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE:
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 protec-
tion against harmful interference in a residential instal-
lation. 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 partic-
ular 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 encour-
aged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
·
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 help.
For Canadian model
NOTE: THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
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.
Modèle pour les Canadien
REMARQUE: CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE
LA CLASSE B EST CONFORME À LA NORME
NMB-003 DU CANADA.
Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisée:
ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLEC-
TRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS
LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRE-
SPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
JUSQU'AU FOND.
1. Recording Copyright--Unless it's for personal use
only, recording copyrighted material is illegal with-
out permission of the copyright holder.
2. AC Fuse-- The AC fuse inside the AV receiver is
not user-serviceable. If you cannot turn on the AV
receiver, contact your Onkyo dealer.
3. Care--Occasionally you should dust the AV
receiver all over with a soft cloth. For stubborn
stains, use a soft cloth dampened with a weak solu-
tion of mild detergent and water. Dry the AV
receiver immediately afterwards with a clean cloth.
Don't use abrasive cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other
chemical solvents, because they may damage the
finish or remove the panel lettering.
4. Power
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION
CAREFULLY.
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Make
sure that the voltage in your area meets the voltage
requirements printed on the AV receiver's rear panel
(e.g., AC 230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz).
Setting the [STANDBY/ON] switch to STANDBY does
not fully shutdown the AV receiver. If you do not intend
to use the AV receiver for an extended period, remove
the power cord from the wall outlet.
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Precautions--Continued
For British models
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power
supply cord of this unit should be performed only by
qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Blue:
Neutral
Brown:
Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured mark-
ings 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.
IMPORTANT
A 5 or 13 ampere fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the
fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replace-
ment fuse has a rating of 5 or 13 amperes 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 fuse.
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 AMPERE SOCKET.
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
For European Models
This product incorporates copyright protection technol-
ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellec-
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corpo-
ration, and is intended for home and other limited con-
sumer uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,577,216; 4,819,098;
4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132.
Supplied Accessories
Make sure you have the following accessories:
* In catalogs and on packaging, the letter at the end of the product
name indicates the color. Specifications and operations are the
same regardless of color.
Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
ELECTRONICS GmbH
LIEGNITZERSTRASSE 6,
82194 GROEBENZELL,
GERMANY
GROEBENZELL, GERMANY
ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH
I. MORI
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product
described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the
corresponding
technical standards such as EN60065,
EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
Remote controller & three batteries (AA/R6)
Speaker setup microphone
Indoor FM antenna
AM loop antenna
Power-plug adapter
Only supplied in certain countries. Use this adapter if
your AC outlet does not match with the plug on the AV
receiver's power cord (adapter varies from country to
country).
Speaker cable labels
Fr
ont
Left
Fr
ont
Left
SP-B
/Zone
2
Left
SP-B
/Zone
2
Left
Surr
ound
Right
Surr
ound
Right
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Right
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Right
Zone
2
Right
Zone
2
Right
Fr
ont
Left
Fr
ont
Left
SP-B
/Zone
2
Left
SP-B
/Zone
2
Left
Fr
ont
Right
Fr
ont
Right
SP-B
/Zone
2
Right
SP-B
/Zone
2
Right
Fr
ont
Right
Fr
ont
Right
SP-B
/Zone
2
Right
SP-B
/Zone
2
Right
Surr
ound
Right
Surr
ound
Right
Center
Center
Center
Center
Surr
ound
Left
Surr
ound
Left
Surr
ound
Left
Surr
ound
Left
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Right
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Right
Zone
2
Right
Zone
2
Right
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Left
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Left
Zone
2
Left
Zone
2
Left
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Left
Surr
ound
Bac
k
Left
Zone
2
Left
Zone
2
Left
1
2
3
Speaker Cable
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Features
Amplifier
· 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz,
less than 0.08% total harmonic distortion (FTC rating)
· 7-channel amplifier
· Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
· Zone 2 capability
· 24-bit/192 kHz D/A converters
· WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
· Color-coded speaker terminal posts
Audio/Video
· Dolby*1 Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro
Logic IIx
· DTS*2, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS
Neo:6, and DTS 96/24
· VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) on the front
left and right channels
· 6 digital inputs (4 optical, 2 coaxial), 1 digital optical
output.
· Zone 2 line out
· Composite and S-Video to component video conver-
sion
· Composite video to S-Video and S-Video to compos-
ite video conversion
· 3 component video inputs, 1 output
· 5 S-Video inputs, 3 outputs
· CinemaFILTER*3
· Subwoofer pre out
FM/AM/XM Tuner
· 40 AM/FM presets
· AM/FM auto tuning
· XM Satellite Radio*4 (XM Connect-and-Play antenna
accessory required; sold separately)
Others
· Includes microphone for automatic speaker setup
· Easy-to-use onscreen setup menus
· Preprogrammed remote controller for use with other
AV components
*1. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby," "Pro Logic," and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
*2. "DTS," "DTS 96/24," "DTS-ES," and "Neo:6" are trademarks
of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
*3. "CinemaFILTER" is a trademark of Onkyo Corporation.
*4.
XM Connect & PlayTM, XM Ready®, XM Public
RadioTM are trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
©2005 XM Satellite Radio Inc. All rights reserved.
All other trademarks are the property of their respec-
tive owners.
Apple and iPod are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
"Xantech" is a registered trademark of Xantech Corporation.
"Niles" is a registered trademark of Niles Audio Corporation.
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