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Pioneer VSX-919AH-K/-S Receiver
Manufacturer
Pioneer
Model VSX-919AH-K/-S
Date 2009
Category: Audio, Video, TV, Multimedia
Group Receiver
Description AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
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Pioneer -- VSX-919AH-K/-S -- User Manual
File name Pioneer-6055-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type User Manual
Pages 122
Size 8.54 Mbytes (8957187 Bytes)
Language english
Revision
Manual-ID/Number XRB3112-A
Date 2009
Quality Electronic document, no scan, very well readable.
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Information
01 Before you start
Checking what’s in the box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 7
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
02 Controls and displays
Front panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . 8
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . 9
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating range of remote control unit. . . . . 13
03 Connecting your equipment
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 14
Determining the speakers’ application . . . . . . 15
Other speaker connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Placing the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Some tips for improving sound quality . . . . . 17
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Standard 5.1/6.1/7.1-channel surround
connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Bi-amping your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Bi-wiring your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Selecting the Surr Back system . . . . . . . . . . . 21
ZONE 2 setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Speaker B setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Bi-Amping setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
About the audio connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting your TV and playback
components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting your DVD player with
no HDMI output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting your TV with no HDMI input . . . 26
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or
other set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, VCR and
other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs . . 28
Connecting other audio components . . . . . . . 29
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connecting AM/FM antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . 30
MULTI-ZONE setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Making MULTI-ZONE connections . . . . . . . . 31
Connecting an IR receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Operating other Pioneer components with
this unit’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 32
Connecting a component to
the front panel inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
04 Basic Setup
Switching the speaker impedance. . . . . . . . . . 36
Changing the TV format setting. . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Changing the frequency step . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Changing the OSD display language
(OSD Language). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(Auto MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Problems when using the Auto MCACC
Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 40
The Input Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Input function default and possible settings . . . 41
05 Basic playback
Playing a source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 42
Playing a source with HDMI connection . . . . 43
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . 43
Playing an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Playing back audio files stored on an iPod . . 44
Playing a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Playing back audio files stored
on a USB memory device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Playing back photo files stored
on a USB memory device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
About playable file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Improving FM sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using Neural THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Naming station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Listening to station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
06 Listening to your system
Auto playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 52
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Standard surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . . 53
Listening in stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . . 54
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Using surround back channel processing . . . . 55
Using the Virtual Surround Back mode. . . . . 56
Setting the Up Mix function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Selecting MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Better sound using Phase Control. . . . . . . . . . 58
07 KURO LINK
Making the KURO LINK connections . . . . . . . 59
Cautions on the KURO LINK function. . . . . . 60
About connections with a product of
a different brand that supports
the KURO LINK function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
KURO LINK Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Setting the PQLS function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Before using synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Synchronized amp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Synchronized amp mode operations . . . . . . 62
Canceling synchronized amp mode . . . . . . . 62
08 Using other functions
Setting the Audio options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Setting the Video options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . . 69
Reducing the level of an analog signal . . . . . . 70
Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Dimming the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Checking your system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Resetting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Default system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
09 Controlling the rest of your system
Operating multiple receivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Setting the remote to control
other components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Resetting the remote control presets . . . . . . . 73
Default preset codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Controls the components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
10 The Advanced MCACC menu
Making receiver settings from
the Advanced MCACC menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Automatic MCACC (Expert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Manual MCACC setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Fine Channel Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Standing Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust . . . . . . . . . . 84
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional . . . . . . 85
Checking MCACC Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Standing Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Acoustic Cal EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Renaming MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Copying MCACC preset data . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Clearing MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
11 The system and the other setup
Making receiver settings from
the System Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Speaker Distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
X-Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 97
The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Multi Channel Input Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
ZONE Audio Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Power ON Level Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Volume Limit Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Remote Control Mode Setup . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Flicker Reduction Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
12 Additional information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 101
No sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Other audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 105
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 106
Professional Calibration EQ graphical
output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 107
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 107
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 109
Important information regarding
the HDMI connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Surround sound formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Dolby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 112
DTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 112
Windows Media Audio 9 Professional . . . . . 112
About iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 112
About Neural – THX Surround. . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with
different input signal formats . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Preset code list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 115
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 119
Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Pioneer Authorized Distributors . . . . . . . . . . 121
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