Thank you for buying this PIONEER product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to
operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions,
put them away in a safe place for future reference.
In some countries or regions, the shape of the power plug and power outlet
may sometimes differ from that shown in the explanatory drawings. How-
ever, the method of connecting and operating the unit is the same.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOIS-
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive (73/
23/EEC), EMC Directives (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and CE
Marking Directive (93/68/EEC).
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.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
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.
FOR USE IN THE UNITED
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code :
If the plug provided is unsuitable for your socket
outlets, the plug must be cut off and a suitable plug
Do not connect either wire to the earth terminal of a
After replacing or changing a fuse, the fuse cover in the
plug must be replaced with a fuse cover which corre-
sponds to the colour of the insert in the base of the plug
or the word that is embossed on the base of the plug, and
the appliance must not be used without a fuse cover. If
lost, replacement fuse covers can be obtained from your
Only 5 A fuses approved by B.S.I. or A.S.T.A to B.S.
1362 should be used.
The cut-off plug should be disposed of and must not be
inserted into any 13 amp socket as this can result in electric
shock. The plug or adapter or the distribution panel should
be provided with a 5 amp fuse. As the colours of the wires
in the mains lead of this appliance 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
z¿,? Direct Energy MOS
VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH
Only multi-voltage model is provided with this switch.
U.K., European, Australian and New Zealand models are
not provided with this switch.
Main voltages in Saudi Arabia are 127 V and 220 V only.
Never use this model with 110 V setting in Saudi Arabia.
The line voltage selector switch is on the rear panel. Check
that it is set properly before plugging the power cord into the
AC outlet. If the voltage is not properly set or if you move to
an area where the voltage requirements differ, adjust the
selector switch as follows.
1. Disconnect the power cord.
2. Use medium-size screwdriver.
3. Insert the screwdriver into the groove on the voltage
selector and adjust so that the tip of the arrow points to the
voltage value of your area.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropri-
ate authorization may invalidate the user's right to oper-
ate the equipment.
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by
tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your
hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric
shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the
power cord, or pinch the cord. Never make a knot in the cord
or tie it with other cords. The power cords should be routed
such that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged
power cord can cause fire or give you an electrical shock.
Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service
center or your dealer for a replacement.
MAINTENANCE OF EXTERNAL SURFACES
÷ Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and
÷ When the surfaces are very dirty, wipe with a soft cloth
dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times
with water, and wrung out well, and then wipe again
with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or cleaners.
÷ Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or other
chemicals on or near this unit, since these will corrode
7 High-power Output of 40W+40W/8(DIN)
7 Wide-Range Linear Circuit
This new current feedback circuit assures improved oper-
ating stability for flat output impedance and stable driving
of speakers across the full range of frequencies.
7 Low power consumption design.
7 Complementary capacitor pair.
7 Direct Energy MOS Power Amp
Pioneer introduces amp circuitry featuring HEX power
MOS FET devices for high performance. Together with
Pioneer's original Wide Range Linear Circuit technology,
this helps achieve reducing power consumption, while
maintaining the power of current models.
In terms of performance, it contributes to flat damping
factor characteristics across the audio spectrum, and im-
proved power linearity.
Install the unit in a well-ventilated location where it
will not be exposed to high temperatures or humid-
Do not install the unit in a location which is exposed to direct
rays of the sun, or near hot appliances or radiators. Excessive
heat can adversely affect the cabinet and internal compo-
nents. Installation of the unit in a damp or dusty environment
may also result in a malfunction or an accident. (Avoid
installation near cookers etc., where the unit may be exposed
to oily smoke, steam or heat.)
Do not install the unit on a tottered stand, nor on an unstable
or inclined surface.
÷ When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around
the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation (at least 60
cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 30 cm at each side). If not
enough space is provided between the unit and walls or
other equipment, heat will build up inside, interfering with
performance or causing malfunctions.
÷ Do not place on a thick carpet, bed, sofa or fabric having a
thick pile. Do not cover with fabric or other covering.
Anything that blocks ventilation will cause internal tem-
perature to rise, which may lead to breakdown or fire
FEATURES ......................................................................... 3
INSTALLATION .................................................................. 3
CONNECTIONS .................................................................. 4
PANEL FACILITIES ............................................................. 6
OPERATIONS ..................................................................... 9
TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................... 11
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................. 12
Before making or changing the connections, switch
off the power switch and disconnect the power
cord from the AC outlet.
(graphic equalizer etc.)
LD player, VCR, etc.
Cassette deck/MD recorder
The illustration shows U.K. and European models.
TAPE 2 MONITOR
To an AC wall socket.
Do not allow any of the cord conductors to protrude from the
terminals or touch any other conductors. Malfunctioning or
breakdowns may occur when conductors come into contact
with each other.
The speaker systems used should have a rated impedance in
the range of 6 - 16
CONNECTING THE SPEAKER CORDS
2. Loosen the knob and insert the wire core into the
3. Tighten the knob to fix the wire core in place.
1. Strip off the vinyl covering and twist the tip of the
CONNECTING THE INPUT/OUTPUT
Connect the white plug to the L (left) channel, and the red plug
to the R (right) channel. Be sure to push the plugs securely.
(Except for U.K., European, Australian and
AC OUTLETS (SWITCHED TOTAL 100 W MAX)
Power supplied through these outlets is turned on and off
by the amplifier's POWER switch. Total electrical power
consumption of connected equipment should not exceed
AC OUTLETS (UNSWITCHED 100 W MAX)
Power flows continually to this outlet, regardless of whether
the amplifier is switched to ON. Electrical power consump-
tion of the connected equipment should not exceed 100
÷ The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the power plug from the wall socket when not in regular
use, e.g., when on vacation.
÷ Do not connect appliances with high power consump-
tion such as heaters, irons, or television sets to the AC
OUTLETS in order to avoid overheating or fire risk.
Twist the wire core
100 W MAX
100 W MAX
DO NOT CONNECT A MONITOR OR TV SET TO
THIS UNIT'S AC OUTLETS.