© 2000 Sony Corporation
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
· Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the amplifier
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
On power sources
· Before operating the amplifier, check
that the operating voltage is identical
with your local power supply. The
operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate at the rear of the amplifier.
· The amplifier is not disconnected
from the AC power source (mains) as
long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the amplifier itself has
been turned off.
· If you are not going to use the
amplifier for a long time, be sure to
disconnect the amplifier from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the mains
lead, grasp the plug itself; never pull
· The AC power cord (mains lead)
must be changed, at a qualified
service shop only.
· The mains switch is located on the
· Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built in cabinet.
· Place the amplifier in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
buildup and prolong the life of the
· Do not place the amplifier near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or
· Do not place anything on top of the
cabinet that might block the
ventilation holes and cause
· Do not set the speakers in an inclined
· Do not place the speakers in locations
Extremely hot or cold
Dusty or dirty
Subject to vibrations
Subject to direct sunlight
· Before connecting other components,
be sure to turn off and unplug the
· Do not drive the speaker system with
a continuous wattage exceeding the
maximum input power of the system.
· If the polarity of the speaker
connections are not correct, the bass
tones will be weak and the position of
the various instruments obscure.
· Contact between bare speaker wires
at the speaker terminals may result in
· The speaker grille cannot be removed.
Do not attempt to remove the grille
on the speaker system. If you try to
remove it, you may damage the
If you encounter color irregularity on
a nearby TV screen
This speaker system is magnetically
shielded to allow it to be installed near a
TV set. However, color irregularities
may still be observed on certain types of
If color irregularity is observed...
p Turn off the TV set once, then turn
it on again after 15 to 30 minutes.
If color irregularity is observed
p Place the speakers further away
from the TV set.
If howling occurs
Reposition the speakers or turn down
the volume on the amplifier.
· Clean the cabinet, panel and controls
with a soft cloth slightly moistened
with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder or solvent such as
alcohol or benzine.
If you have any question or problem
concerning your amplifier, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
About This Manual
· The instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the amplifier
and speakers. You can also use the
controls on the remote if they have
the same or similar names as those on
· The following icons are used in this
Indicates that you can use only
the remote to do the task.
Indicates hints and tips for
making the task easier.
This amplifier contains a Dolby Pro
Logic Surround decoder.
Manufactured under license from Dolby
"Dolby", "AC-3", "Pro Logic" and the
double-D symbol ; are trademarks of
Hold down ?/1 and press CENTER
MODE to change the fan control
setup. Each time you do the
procedure above, the following setup
Turn on the fan at all
FAN AUTO Turn on the fan
there is sufficient
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Hookup Overview 4
Video Component Hookups 5
Speaker System Hookups and Setups 6
AC Hookups 9
Before You Use Your Amplifier 10
Selecting a Component 11
Changing the Factory Setting of a FUNCTION Button 13
Using the Sleep Timer 14
Using Surround Sound
Choosing a Sound Field 15
Getting the Most Out of Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound 16
Remote Button Description 21
Rear Panel Descriptions 22
Check that you received the following items with your
· Remote commander (remote) (1)
· Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
· Scart adaptor (1)
· Speakers (5)
· Front speakers (2)
· Rear speakers (2)
· Center speaker (1)
· Subwoofer (1)
· Speaker connecting cord, 10 m (2)
· Speaker connecting cord, 2.5 m (3)
· Monaural connecting cord (1 phono to 1 phono) (1)
· Foot pads (20)
Inserting batteries into the remote
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries with the + and on
the battery compartment. When using the remote,
point it at the remote sensor g on the amplifier.
When to replace batteries
Under normal use, the batteries should last for about 6
months. When the remote no longer operates the
amplifier, replace both batteries with new ones.
· Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
· Do not use a new battery with an old one.
· Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
· If you don't use the remote for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
The amplifier allows you to connect and control the
following video components. Follow the hookup
procedures for the components that you want to
connect to the amplifier on the pages specified. To
learn the locations and names of each jack, see "Rear
Panel Descriptions" on page 22.
Before you get started
· Turn off the power to all components before making
· Do not connect the mains lead until all of the
connections are completed.
· Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum
· When connecting an audio cable, be sure to match
the colour-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components: White (left, audio) to White; and Red
(right, audio) to Red.
Video Component Hookups
This section describes how to connect video
components to the amplifier. For specific locations of
the jacks, see the illustration below.
What cords will I need?
· Scart adaptor (supplied)
· Euro AV cable (not supplied) (1 for each TV or VCR)
· Audio cords (not supplied) (1 for DVD player, 2 for AC-3
decoder's FRONT and REAR jacks)
· Monaural audio cords (not supplied)
(2 for AC-3 decoder's CENTER and WOOFER jacks)
To VTR audio input
VIDEO AUDIO IN
Euro AV cable (not
To TV audio input
l indicates signal flow.
You can listen to the sound from VCR or TV by
connecting the audio signal from VCR or TV to the
If you have another component, such as a second VCR
or LD player, connect it to the DVD 2CH jacks.
If your DVD player does not have 5.1 CH output,
connect the audio output jacks of the DVD player to the
DVD 2CH jacks of the amplifier.