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.
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 TO QUALIFIED
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filled
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
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).
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
product, and to protect it from overheating. To
prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be
blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the
equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC +35 ºC (+41 ºF +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light)
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.
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
You can find the voltage selector switch on the rear
panel of multi-voltage models.
The factory setting for the voltage selector is
220-230V. Please set it to the correct voltage for
your country or region.
· Saudi Arabia operates on 127V and 220V mains
voltage. Please set to the correct voltage before using.
· For Taiwan, please set to 110-127V before using.
· For Mexico, please set to 110-127V before using.
Before changing the voltage, disconnect the AC power
cord. Use a medium size screwdriver to change the
voltage selector switch.
Location: rear of the unit
For Taiwan and Mexico exclusively
Taiwanese two pin flat-bladed plug
All other models
Round two pin plug (European type)
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 a 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.
If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
The POWER switch on this unit will not completely
shut off all power from the AC outlet. Since the
power cord serves as the main disconnect device for
the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet
to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the
unit has been installed so that the power cord can
be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an
accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should
also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
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
Power cord x 2
· 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
· The nominal impedance of this speaker system is 6 .
Connect the speaker system to a stereo amplifier with a
load impedance ranging from 4 to 16 ohms (a model with
"4 16 " displayed on the speaker output terminals).
· In order to prevent damage to the speaker system
resulting from input overload, please observe the
· Do not supply power to the speaker system in excess of
the maximum permissible input.
· 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 try to force a low-powered amplifier to produce
loud volumes of sound (the amplifier's harmonic
distortion will be increased, and you may damage the
· 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.