CAUTION: The POWER switch does not
completely separates the unit from the MAINS
in off position. Therefore install the unit suitable
places easy to disconnect the MAINS plug in
case of the accident. The MAINS plug of unit
should be unplugged from the wall socket when
left unused for a long period of time.
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.
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS IS NOT
WATERPROOF. TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE AND DO NOT PUT ANY
WATER SOURCE NEAR THIS APPARATUS, SUCH
AS VASES, FLOWER POTS, COSMETICS
CONTAINERS, MEDICINE BOTTLES, ETC.
Operating Environment H045_En
Operating environment temperature and
+5ºC +35ºC (+41ºF +95ºF); less than 85%RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install in the following locations
÷ Location exposed to direct sunlight or strong
÷ artificial light
÷ Location exposed to high humidity, or poorly
When installing this unit, make sure to
leave space around the unit for ventilation
to improve heat radiation (at least 25 cm at
top, 10 cm at rear, and 10 cm at each side).
WARNING: Slot and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the product
and to protect it from overheating, to
prevent fire hazard, the openings should
never be blocked and covered with items,
such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. Also do not put the apparatus on the
thick carpet, bed, sofa, or fabric having a
Location: underside of the unit
WARNING: NO NAKED FLAME SOURCES,
SUCH AS LIGHTED CANDLE, SHOULD BE
PLACED ON THE APPARATUS. IF NAKED FLAME
SOURCES ACCIDENTALLY FALL DOWN, FIRE
SPREAD OVER THE APPARATUS THEN MAY
Power cable caution
Handle the power cable by the plug part. Do
not pull out the plug by tugging the cable, and
never touch the power cable when your hands
are wet, as this could cause a short circuit or
electric shock. Do not place the system unit, a
piece of furniture, or other object on the power
cable or pinch the cable in any other way.
Never make a knot in the cable or tie it with
other cables. The power cable should be
routed so that they are not likely to be stepped
on. A damaged power cable can cause a fire or
give you an electric shock. Check the power
cable once in a while. If you find it damaged,
ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service
center or your dealer for a replacement.
WARNING: 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., 230V OR 120V)
WRITTEN ON THE REAR PANEL.
LINE VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH
The line voltage selector switch is located on the
rear panel. Check that it is set properly before
plugging the power cord into the 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:
¶ Be sure to disconnect the power cord from its
outlet before making this adjustment.
¶ Use a medium-sized (flat blade) screwdriver.
Insert the tip of the screwdriver into the groove
of the selector switch and turn it so that the
power voltage marking of your area points to
CAUTION 220 230 V
Power source voltage is factory adjusted
220 - 230 volts. If your area is different,
change voltage selectors settings.
FEATURES ................................. 4
ACCESSORY ITEMS .................. 4
BEFORE USE.............................. 4
CABINET MAINTENANCE ......... 4
Speaker Installation ................... 5
Installation Precautions ............. 5
IN COMBINATION WITH
SPEAKERS ................................. 6
LINE LEVEL CONNECTION ....... 6
PANEL FACILITIES..................... 7
OPERATION ............................... 8
TROUBLESHOOTING ................ 8
· 100 W power that serves video software playback such
as Dolby* Digital with a wide dynamic range.
· An input that connects to the SUBWOOFER PRE-OUT
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby"
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. © 1992-1997
Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
RCA plug cord x 1
Non-slip pads (1x4)
(Stick one non-slip pad in each corner of the underside of
· Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
· Please read this operating guide through before using
your speaker system so you will know how to optimize
performance. After you have finished reading the
operating guide, store it in a safe place for future
· In order to prevent damage to the speaker system
resulting from input overload, please observe the
· When connecting or disconnecting pin-plugs, be sure
amplifier power is OFF.
· When using a graphic equalizer to emphasize loud
sounds over a high-frequency range, do not use
excessive amplifier volume.
· Do not touch the speaker cone's reverberating surfaces
as they may be damaged by external force.
· Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and
· When the cabinet is very dirty, clean with a soft cloth
dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times
with water, and then wipe again with a dry cloth. Do not
use furniture wax or cleaners.
· Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays and
other chemicals on or near the cabinets, since these will
corrode the surfaces.
This Subwoofer are magnetically shielded.
However,depending on the installation location,color
distortion may occur if the speaker system is installed
extremely close to the screen off a television set.
If this happenscase,turn of the power switch of the
television set OFF,and turn it on after 15 to 30
minutes.If the problem persists,place the speaker
system away from the television set.
The subwoofer plays back the bass in monaural, making
use of the fact that the human ear loses the sense of
direction of low-pitched sound. Since the sense of direction
is lost, the subwoofer can be installed almost anywhere. If
it is installed too far away, however, the sound from the left
and right speakers may become unnatural.
Subwoofer Installation Criteria (Å)
1 Left speaker
2 Right speaker
3 Recommended installation range for the subwoofer
4 Listening position
An example of speaker positioning (i)
1 Front left speaker
2 Center speaker
3 Front right speaker
5 Listening area
6 Surround speaker left
7 Surround speaker right
Position the left and right channel speakers at equal distances
from the TV set.
Install the center speakers above or below the TV so that the
sound of the center channel is localized at the TV screen.
The rear (surround) speakers are most effective when installed
in parallel locations directly to the side, or slightly behind, the
listener, at a level about 1 meter above the listener's ears.
· Install the unit in a well-ventilated location where it will
not be exposed to high temperatures and high humidity.
· Do not place the unit near stoves or other heating
equipment or at locations exposed to direct sunlight, as
these can have an adverse effect on the cabinet and
internal components. Also, do not install the unit where
there is too much dust or high humidity, as these can
cause malfunctioning or breakdowns. (Avoid cooking
tables and other locations where the unit would be
exposed to heat, steam and soot.)
· Do not place heavy objects such as a television or TV
monitor on top of the unit.
· Keep the unit away from devices such as cassette decks
which are sensitive to magnetic fields
· Please install this unit away from the antenna cable of
the tuner, as noise can be caused with installation close
to the antenna cable. In such a case, use this unit at a
position away from the antenna and the antenna cable,
or when playback of extra bass is not required, switch off
the power for this unit.
When installing the center speaker on top of the TV, be sure
to secure it with tape or some other suitable means.
Otherwise, the speaker may fall from the TV due to external
shocks such as earthquakes, and it may lead to endangering
those nearby or damaging the speaker.