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PLR-85

400 WATT HOME THEATER RECEIVER

OWNER’S MANUAL

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

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. 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.

WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: • Read all of these instructions. • Save these instructions for later use. • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the audio
equipment. 1) Read instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. 2) Retain instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3) Heed Warnings - All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4) Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should be followed. 5) Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. 6) Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards. 7) Water and Moisture - Do not use this product near water-for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like. 8) Accessories - Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. 9) A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn. “Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Section 820-40 of the NEC which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of them building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

Example of Antenna Grounding as per National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70

ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE

GROUND CLAMP ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)

ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT

GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21) GROUND CLAMPS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM (NEC ART 250,PART H)

NEC-NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

10) Ventilation - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to. 11) Power Sources - This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions. 12) Grounding or Polarization - This product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. 13) Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product. 14) Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or calbe system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the leadin wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

15) Lightning -For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges. 16) Power Lines -An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal. 17) Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. 18) Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. 19) Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 20) Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product. c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water. d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation. e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way. f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in performance-this indicates a need for service. 21) Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. 22) Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition. 23) Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer. 24) Heat -The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

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................................13 Basic Operations.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7 AC OUTLETS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7 Power Cord .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................6 FM Antenna ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................14 Audio Adjustments ...............................................................................................................................................................21 Delay Time.....................11 Using the Remote Control Unit ..........22 HALL or THEATER Surround............................................................................................................................................11 Remote Control Unit ...........................21 Test Tone...........................................................20 Center Mode .....................7 CONTROLS AND INDICATORS ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................10 REMOTE CONTROL UNIT ...............................................................................................................................20 Speaker Positioning ..........17 Listening to Records and Compact Discs ...........................................................................................................................................................................19 Playing Video sources .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Video Editing Function ...........................................15 Manual Tuning............18 VIDEO OPERATIONS.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................13 Back-up memory function ...........................................................................................................................................................18 Playing Tapes ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................22 DOLBY PRO LOGIC Surround ...............8 Display ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4 CONNECTIONS ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 Playing Surround Sound ...........................................................................................................12 AUDIO OPERATIONS ................................................................................19 Tape Dubbing (from VIDEO 2 to VIDEO 1) ........................................................................2 PRECAUTIONS ........................................................................................................7 VIDEO 3 INPUT Jacks......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6 Speaker Connections.....................................................................................................................................................................................5 Antenna Connections.......................................................................................................15 Direct Tuning with Remote Control ................................................................................................6 AM (MW) Antenna ..........................................15 Auto Tuning ........................................................................................................................................................................................13 When to use reset switch.............................................4 Read This Before Operating .................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Recording with a video deck ...........................CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......................................25 3 ...............................5 System Connections ..........................................................18 Recording a Source ....24 SPECIFICATIONS ...........13 Sleep Timer Operation...........................................................................................................................................................17 Manual Memory Presetting ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................14 Radio Reception ....................................19 SURROUND EFFECTS ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Automatic Memory Presetting ................20 Surround Modes .......................................................................................................8 Front Panel ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................16 Preset Tuning.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Battery Installation .............................................................................................22 DOLBY 3 STEREO .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................23 TROUBLESHOOTING 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b) Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver. AC POWER CORD CONNECTION CAUTION : TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Introduire la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqu’au fond. c) Plug the equipment into a different outlet so that it is not on the same circuit as the receiver. If a foreign object should get into the set. If this unit does cause interference with TV or radio reception you can try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures : a) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents as this might damage the finish.S. Do not open the cabinet as this might result in damage to the circuitry or electrical shock. The ventilation holes should not be covered.A TO THE USER This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a A/V receiver. it may cause interference to radio or TV reception.PRECAUTIONS Read This Before Operating Choose the installation location of your unit carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to a source of heat.S.A. When removing the power plug from the wall outlet. If necessary. CAUTION Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by WELTON U. dry cloth.A. 4 . cold or moisture. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against interference in a residential area. Do not place a CD player or other equipment on top of the amplifier/receiver. Also avoid locations subject to vibrations and excessive dust. Make sure there is at least 20 cm (8 inches) of space above and at least 5 cm (2 inches) of space beside the amplifier/receiver. For U. ATTENTION Pour éviter les chocs électriques. consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for additional suggestions. contact your dealer. MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT. heat.S. For CANADA AND U. Use a clean. FULLY INSERT. always pull directly on the plug. never yank the cord. The equipment draws nominal non-operating power from the AC outlet with its POWER switch in the STANDBY position. Keep this manual in a safe place for future refernce. This device generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions.

TV Monitor Turntable Tape Deck CD Player : Audio signal : Video signal LINE OUT LINE IN AC Outlets: Two switched. Total 100W. Refer to “Antenna Connections” on pages 6~7.CONNECTIONS System Connections CAUTION : Do not plug the power cord of any component into AC outlets and do not turn their POWER switches on until all connections have been performed. VIDEO OUT VIDEO 1 VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN VIDEO IN Right Left Rear Speaker DVD/VIDEO 3 Front B Speaker Front B Speaker Front A Speaker Front A Speaker Center Speaker Audio connection cords 5 .

For better reception. a 3-element antenna will be sufficient. it may be necessary to use an outdoor AM antenna. or hang it on a window frame. for example. to prevent unwanted noise. etc. The antenna wire should be strung outdoors or indoors near a window. Connect the loop antenna’s wires to the AM antenna terminals as shown. if you live in an area where the FM signals are particularly weak. Note : Even when using an outdoor AM antenna. speaker cords and the power cord. the “T“-type FM antenna provided is sufficient. do not disconnect the AM loop antenna. to a wall or window frame for the best possible reception. Extend this into a “T“ shape and connect the two wires at the base of the T to the antenna terminals . in the direction which gives the best reception. Extend the top of the T and fix with thumb tacks.S. it will be necessary to use a 75-ohm unbalanced-type outdoor FM antenna. For details of how to connect the antenna wires to the terminals. AM (MW) Antenna AM Indoor Loop Antenna A high-performance AM loop antenna provided with the receiver is sufficient for good reception in most areas. then release the lever so that the wire is held securely. insert the stripped and twisted end of the wire. as far away as possible from the entire system. it may be necessary to use one with 5 or more elements. see the illustration. Place the antenna on a shelf.Antenna Connections FM Antenna FM Indoor Antenna In an area with strong FM signals. etc. A 75-ohm antenna uses a coaxial cable and should be connected as follows: first strip the covering of the cable.A/Canade/ General Export Model Outdoor FM Antenna (75 ) AM Outdoor Antenna How to connect antenna Press the lever. “T”-type FM Antenna (300 )(provided) FM Outdoor Antenna In an area where FM signals are weak.. Use an insulated wire more than 15 ft (5 m) long. AM Loop Antenna (provided) U. strip one end. connect the GND terminal to a reliable ground. Generally. as shown. then twist the wire shielding so the inner core and shielding can be connected as shown. or the like.). and connect this to the terminal as shown. AM Outdoor Antenna If the AM loop antenna provided does not deliver sufficient reception (because you are too far from the transmitter or in a concrete building. 6 .

Use speakers with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms or more. AUDIO OUT IMPORTANT : One of the A/B speaker selectors on the front panel must be turned on or no sound will be heard. AC OUTLETS SWITCHED : These outlets switch on and off when you turn the amplifier on and off. Connect each speaker to the corresponding speaker terminal. be sure the power is off before connecting the speakers. Power Cord Be sure to connect the power cord to an AC outlet which supplies the correct 120 voltage. no sound will be heard. 10 mm) of the cord. Notes : When using the rear speakers. then release the lever so that the cord is held securely. insert the stripped and twisted end (approx. be sure to connect them to both channels (L and R). How to connect the speaker cords VIDEO 3 INPUT Jacks L R Video camera or other video components may be connected to the video 3 input jacks on the front panel. 7 . VIDEO OUT Video Camera Recorder. If a speaker is connected to only one channel.Speaker Connections Caution : To avoid damaging the speakers. Caution : The total power consumption of the components connected to the AC OUTLETS must not exceed 100W. etc. Press the lever.

4. 10. LINE STRAIGHT button and Indicator Press this button to bypass the bass and treble tone control. INPUT SOURCE selector PHONO : Press to listen to a record on optional turntable. 11. MASTER VOLUME 8.CONTROLS AND INDICATORS Front Panel 1. “PHONO“ appears in the display. CD : Press to listen to a CD. Press the button again to release it. Press the switch again to release it. 8 13. STANDBY/ ON button and Indicator When in standby mode. BALANCE control Use to balance volume between the left and right main speakers. TAPE MONITOR : Press to listen to a tape. 3. BASS control Use to adjust bass response. “VIDEO 2“ appears in the display. SPEAKER selector buttons These buttons are used to select the speaker system “A” or “B”. a red indicator will light up. VIDEO 3 Audio and Video terminal For connection of portable video component such as a camcorder. 9. DISPLAY 6. “DVD“ appears in the display. TREBLE control Use to adjust high frequency response. VIDEO 2 : Press when playing a video component connected to this input. 2. HEADPHONE jack for optional headphones. and surround mode. “VIDEO 1“ appears in the display. IMPORTANT : Never activate the loudness button when playing the stereo above the 50% volume level or damage will occur to your speakers and stereo. LOUDNESS When listening at a low volume level. VIDEO 1 : Press when playing a video component connected to this input. you can press this switch to boost bass. DVD/VIDEO 3 : Press when playing a video component connected to this input. When you press the POWER button. REMOTE SENSOR 5. “CD“ appears in the display. power will be turned on and the green indicator will light up. The corresponding LED light will be turned on. 12. “TAPE M“ appears in the display. . TUNER : Press to listen to a radio broadcast. 7. The indicator will light up.

22. Level buttons Use to adjust the volume of the center and surround speakers. This test tone helps you achieve proper speaker balance in Dolby Pro Logic mode. 21. wide or Phantom. MEMORY button Use to store FM/AM stations in memory (See page 17). SLEEP button 15. 20. The stereo indicator will not illuminate in the mono mode. (See page 21).14. 16. Set according to the room and speaker set up to achieve the best soundfield. See Radio Reception (See page 15 ~ 17). FM MODE button When activated. the bands will change as follows. 19. TUNING/PRESET buttons See Radio Reception (See page 15 ~ 17). Press this button again to listen in the mono mode. 25. TEST TONE button 17. FM AM 9 . 24. 23. CENTER MODE button Use this button to select center mode of Dolby surround. Audio mode buttons Use these buttons to select Stereo or Surround mode desired. DELAY TIME button Use to adjust the delay time. MODE button Use to select the Normal Tuning Scan or Preset Channel scan modes. – Normal. BAND selector button Each time you press the button. Preset buttons (0 -9) These buttons are used to store and recall FM/AM stations in memory (See page 17). 18. this unit automatically switches into the stereo mode when a stereo broadcast is received and the stereo light illuminates.

This method is used for manual station programming. 6. 8. 5. Delay time indicator When you select a surround mode. 3. Frequency display : When you select Tuner input source. MEMORY indicator Press the MEMORY button and the MEMO indicator will light. FM/AM frequency will be displayed. If you press the MEMORY button longer than 1/2 second. Surround Sound Level display : When you adjust the level of center.Display 1. the level will be displayed in dB. TAPE Monitor indicator This indicator will illuminate When you press TAPE MONITOR button. frequency and level indicator Function display : When you press input selection button. TIMER indicator This indicator will illuminate when the timer is used. If you press the MEMORY button and release instantly. STEREO indicator This indicator will illuminate when FM stereo broadcasting is received. rear and delay when operating unit in surround mode. the selected input source will be shown. SURROUND mode indicator When you select surround mode. 2. the selected function and surround mode will be displayed. the indicator will remain lit until the automatic programming is completed. 4. 7. 9. Input source. The indicator will not light up on FM mono or AM broadcasting. the indicator will blink 4 times. 10 . the delay time will be display in mS. TUNED indicator This indicator will illuminate when a radio station is precisely tuned. Memory Channel indicator The number of the memory channel which is selected will be displayed.

Refer to the precautions on their labels. 2. Do not heat or disassemble batteries and never dispose of old batteries by throwing them in a fire. 11 . remote control operation may be impossible if there are any obstacles between the unit and the remote control. Notes : Even if the remote control unit is operated within the effective range. If the remote control unit is operated near other appliances which generate infrared rays. 3. wipe away the liquid inside the battery compartment and replace the batteries with new ones. or if other remote control devices using infrared rays are used near the unit. point it at the REMOTE SENSOR window of the receiver. the receiver and matched optional components CDC-85 and TDX-85 can be controlled from your listening position. the batteries are exhausted. To use the remote control unit. Precautions concerning batteries Be sure to insert the batteries with correct positive “ ”and negative “ ” polarities. Battery Replacement If the distance required between the remote control unit and main unit decreases. Remove the battery compartment cover. remove the batteries from the remote control unit to prevent them from leaking. In this case replace the batteries with new ones. the stereo may operate incorrectly. Battery Installation REMOTE SENSOR window of the receiver 1. When the remote control unit is not to be used for a long time (more than a month). Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries can be used. If they leak. UM-4) dry batteries. Insert two “AAA” (R03. Never use different types of batteries together. Close the cover until it clicks. Use batteries of the same type. Converseiy. the other appliances may also operate incorrectly.REMOTE CONTROL UNIT Using the Remote Control Unit By using the provided remote control unit. Make sure that the batteries are inserted with their positive and negative poles positioned correctly.

12 . CENTER MODE button 15. 19. TUNING UP/DOWN buttons 5. POWER ON button 2. TAPE DECK Operation buttons (For use with optional matched tape deck TDX-85). DELAY TIME button 13. SLEEP button 4. POWER STANDBY button TUNER SECTION 3.CALL UP/DOWN buttons 6. SURROUND MODE button 18. NUMERIC keys 7. INPUT SOURCE Selector buttons 10.Remote Control Unit POWER SELECTION 1. MASTER VOLUME CONTROL (Volume up/down buttons) 12. TEST TONE button 16. DIRECT TUNING button AMP SECTION 9. CD SECTION 20. SURROUND ON/OFF button DECK SECTION Certain buttons on the remote control unit and on the front panel of the receiver have the same or similar functions and have the same reference numbers. REAR LEVEL buttons 17. CENTER LEVEL buttons 14. BAND selector button 8. MUTING button 11. CD Player Operation buttons (For use with matched compact disc changer CDC-85). P.

try resetting the microprocessor as shown. the microprocessor inside the unit may malfunction due to electrical power surges or lightning storms. the memory settings will be erased.AUDIO OPERATIONS Back-up memory function BACK-UP memory This function stores the preset memory and most-recent memory functions. IMPORTANT NOTE : The following applies through out the “AUDIO and VIDEO OPERATIONS” sections unless otherwise noted. Note : When the RESET switch is pressed. To simplify explanations. the remaining time will be displayed. press the TAPE MONITOR button to the OFF position (the TAPE monitor indicator will not light in the display). If the power supply is interrupted for 3 days or longer. press the sleep button again. all the memory will be cancelled. SLEEP 90 SLEEP 80 ••• SLEEP 10 Press the RESET switch lightly once or twice with a pencil or a ballpoint pen. WHEN TO USE RESET SWITCH Ocassionally. making no mention of the use of remote control unit. instructions refer to names of buttons and controls on the front panel. To turn the sleep timer off after it has been set. In the event of a power failure. Each press of the SLEEP button changes the time indication by 10 minutes. If the unit or display malfunctions. press the sleep button repeatedly until the timer counts down and the tuner display lights up with radio frequency. 13 . RESET SWITCH – Rear panel – Sleep Timer Operation SLEEP Timer Function This function allows you to preprogram the receiver to switch the power off automatically. (No timer setting) To determine how much time remains after the sleep timer has been set. the back-up memory will save the preset memory and most-recent memory functions for approximately 3 days. or if the power cord of this unit is disconnected from the electric outlet. To listen to a source other than tape deck. You can enjoy the audio/video system for a specified amount of time without having to worry about turning the unit off later.

BASS/TREBLE Tone Controls These two tone controls-BASS and TREBLE-can be used to obtain a “flat” frequency response or a tone which suits your individual listening preference. BALANCE Control This control is used to adjust the balance between the left and right channels. the BASS. With the unit in the STEREO mode. 7. IMPORTANT : One of the A/B speaker selectors must be turned on or no sound will be heard. 5. 2. 8. Press it again to turn the system off (power standby mode). 4.Basic Operations Audio Adjustments 1. the MASTER VOLUME level indicator will flicker. mode with the POWER STANDBY / ON Button Press this button to turn the power on. Set the MASTER VOLUME control to “0”. etc. Set this switch to the OFF position when listening at levels of 50% or higher. If the unit is to be operated in any of the surround modes then speakers selection is limited to either speaker “A” or “B”. MUTING Button (on the Remote Control Unit) Press this to mute (-20dB) the sound from the speakers and headphones when answering the telephone. Press the POWER button to ON. Gradually turn up the volume to the required level with the MASTER VOLUME control. Select the desired source with the source selector. The Bass control adjusts low frequencies and the TREBLE control adjusts the high frequencies. The indicator lights up in power standby mode and goes out when this unit is turned on. Normally set to the center position. 14 . Select the desired surround SURROUND MODE buttons. To restore the original volume. LINE STRAIGHT Button When this button is pressed. allowing you to listen to the source with better sound quality. SPEAKERS Select Buttons These buttons are used to select speaker system A or B. This feature allows the addition of a frequency equalizer. 6. This is to protect the speakers from a sudden high-level signal. press the MUTING button again. TREBLE controls will be defeated. Set the LOUDNESS button to the OFF position. speakers “A” and “B” can be selected simultaneously. 9. LOUDNESS Button This button compensates for the non-linear response of the human ear at low volumes. Adjust the tone as required with the BASS and TREBLE tone controls. When the LINE STRAIGHT mode is selected. Select the speaker system to be used with the SPEAKERS select buttons. While muting is engaged. the signal selected by the source selector buttons is supplied directly to the amplifier circuit. Start playing the source component. Adjust the balance between the left and right channels with the BALANCE control. 3.

eliminating loud noise. 2. If FM broadcasts with weak signal strength are received. Press the MODE button to select the normal TUNING mode. 15 . Monophonic broadcasts are received in mono. the FM muting (-20dB) function works automatically to cut the signals. 4. reducing unwanted noise. it will continue to scan (three times faster than normal speed).Radio Reception Auto Tuning Manual Tuning Manual Tuning is generally used to tune to stations broadcasting a signal that is too weak to be received by Auto Tuning. Press and hold the UP or DOWN TUNING button (between 1/2 to 2 seconds). – Stereo FM stereo broadcasts are received in stereo and the STEREO indicator lights in the display. Select AM or FM by pressing the BAND selector button. 2. Press the TUNER input selector. 3. Reception will now be received in monaural. the frequeny changes by a fixed step (see STEPS below). • By pressing and holding the TUNING button for longer than 2 seconds. For normal tuning. select this mode. When the UP or DOWN TUNING button is pressed momentarily (1/2 second or less). STEPS FM : 100-kHz steps AM : 10-kHz steps FM MODE Button Pressing this button alternates between Stereo mode and Mono mode. The next station broadcasting at a frequency higher or lower than that of the current station is automatically detected and tuned in. 4. 3. 1. Select AM or FM by pressing the BAND selector button. the PRESET CH indicator light should be off. indicator disappears from the display). Press the MODE button to select normal TUNING Scan mode. 1. – Mono To compensate for weak FM stereo reception. This button is used to select normal Tuning or Preset Channel Scan modes. (The PRESET CH. TUNED Indicator “TUNED” appears in the display when a broadcast is correctly tuned in. Press the TUNER input selector.

“FM ---. Input the frequency of the broadcast you want to hear with the numeric keys. Select AM or FM by pressing the BAND selector button.---MHz” or “AM----KHz” appears on the display. If you press the DIRECT TUNING button again or without pressing any button for 30 seconds. 4. Direct tuning is released.: FM 87. “ENTER FREQUENCY” appears on the display for a few seconds. the last digit need not be entered as it is always “0”. 16 . FM : 100-kHz steps AM : 10-kHz steps Ex. 2. Press the DIRECT TUNING button on the remote control unit. Press the TUNER button.7 MHz 8 7 7 Ex.Direct Tuning With Remote Control You can tune a station directly by inputting the actual frequency using the remote control. 1.: AM 1420 kHz 1 4 2 Note : When inputting the frequency. 3.

When there are no more stations to be found on the waveband chosen. 1 The start frequency will show in the display. 6. When you hear a broadcast you want to listen to. 1. Select AM or FM by pressing the BAND selector button. • To listen to a desired memorized station select the band and press the numeric keys button 1. The scanning process will continue to operate until 30 stations have been found and entered into the preset memory. The last memorized channel of each band will be displayed when Auto Memory is completed. 17 . Manual Memory Presetting Automatic Memory Presetting 1. Using the Memory Scan function on the Remote Control When the MEMORY SCAN button is pressed. • 87. 4. MEMORY display will blink at an interval of 1 second. You can check the programmed frequencies with PRESET UP and DOWN button. AM stations in memory. 530 kHz in AM. the memory indicator will extinguish and let you hear the last station to be memorized. 3.5 MHz in FM. • 100 kHz steps for FM. indicator disappears from the display). While the MEMORY indicator is lit. Recalling Frequencies Press the numeric key(s) corresponding to the channel number to tune directly to a broadcast. Press the MEMORY button briefly. 2. Press the TUNER input selector. 2. Press the MEMORY button for more than 1. Select the frequency you want to preset by pressing UP or DOWN tuning button. 2 The frequency and display will automatically scan.Preset Tuning This feature is used to store up to 30 FM. press the numeric key(s) to input the channel number for the station to be stored (or press the PRESET button then press the MEMORY button again). turn the Memory Scan function off by pressing the MEMORY SCAN button again.5 seconds. the preset stations in which frequencies have been stored are scanned at 5-second intervals. 2. As each station is located a preset number will appear in the display indicating which preset MEMORY button has been assigned to the station located. 10 kHz steps for AM. 3. 5. 3 The frequency shown in the display will rapidly change. Select AM or FM by pressing the BAND selector button. 4. Press the MODE button to change to TUNING mode. Press the TUNER input selector. 3 etc. (The PRESET CH.

1. The TAPE M indicator will light when activated. 2. Make sure the TAPE MONITOR button is set to OFF. Refer to the owner’s manual included with the player. Set the TAPE MONITOR button to ON.Play the turntable or CD player. Play the source. However the turntable must be equipped with a magnetic type cartridge. Reter to the owner’s manual included with the tape deck. the recorded sound can be heard from the speakers with the TAPE MONITOR button set to ON. during recording.Listening to Records and Compact Discs Recording a Source Recording program source You can record a program source such as a record or Compact Disc onto a cassette deck connected to the TAPE REC jacks. then press the source selector button corresponding to the source to be recorded. Tape Monitoring If the tape deck has separate record and playback heads. Playing Tapes 3. the TAPE monitor indicator will appear in the display. 2. IMPORTANT : An optional phono turntable can be connected to the PLR-85. 18 . Operate tape deck for playback. 2. Operate the tape deck for recording. 1. 1.Press the PHONO or CD selector button.

3. Select the audio source with the source selector buttons. VIDEO 2. Recording with a Video Deck Tape Dubbing (from VIDEO 2 to VIDEO 1) 1. and then operate the selected audio component for playback. provided both are properly connected to the PLR-85 as shown on page 5. Play the component corresponding to the button pressed. 1. 1. and listen to the sound from the audio component through the speakers. 3. Now you can watch the picture from the video component on the TV. 2. The picture from the video souce can be seen on the TV and the sound from the video source will be heard from the speakers. or DVD/VIDEO 3 button. Note : Be sure to observe the order of steps 1 and 2. Operate VIDEO 1 for recording. 4. the Video editing operation will be completed. Press the VIDEO 1. This feature will only operate if both video sources are properly connected to the PLR-85. 2. Operate VIDEO 2 for playback. Operate VIDEO 1 for recording. Press the VIDEO 2 button with the TAPE MONITOR set to OFF. refer to the SURROUND EFFECTS section.VIDEO OPERATIONS Playing Video Sources Note : For playing video software using a Surround Effect function. 3. In this way. 19 . In this way. Video Editing Function This feature lets you replace the sound from a VCR with sound from an AUDIO source such as CD during video signal dubbing. Press the DVD/VIDEO 3 (or VIDEO 2) button and operate DVD/VIDEO 3 (or VIDEO 2) for playback. the video/audio signals from VIDEO 2 can be dubbed onto VIDEO 1. 2.

is much clearer and more dynamic than ever before. In addition. the center channel speaker does not operate. Front(Left) Front(Right) No center speaker STEREO (Bypass) Use this mode when surround effects are not desired. (Left)-Rear-(Right) 20 . The main feature of DOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND is that the separation between the various channels is significantly improved from the 3 dB of previous systems to 26-40 dB. the double-D Symbol and “PRO LOGIC” are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. the effect of the front/back/ left/right movement of the sound image. With this mode. HALL. Front-Lautsprecher Center-Lautsprecher DOLBY 3 STEREO Rear speakers Dolby 3 Stereo Mode is useful for the customer who does not want to install the rear speakers. HALL When playing recordings of live music. the PLR-85 creates a “live” atmosphere such as that experienced in movie theaters and concert halls. As a result. DOLBY. This mode provides the effect of being in a movie theater or live concert house. Manufactured under license from Dolby Loboratories Licensing Corporation. THEATER Modes When using HALL or THEATER surround modes. Speaker layout example when using DOLBY PRO LOGIC surround DOLBY PRO LOGIC Use this mode when playing movie or music video software which carries the DOLBY SURROUND mark. movie dialogue and other sounds which should naturally be heard from the center are output through an independent center channel. For best effect. do not install the rear speakers too far behind the listening position and install them above the level of the listener’s ears. the normal program source is directed to the main speakers and a reverberated sound is directed to the surround speakers. and acoustics of the listening room. this mode provides a feeling similar to actually being in a concert hall. Speaker Positioning Optimal speaker positioning differs according to the size. set the center mode to PHANTOM. The mode provides the effect of sound simllar to Dolby Pro Logic without rear speakers. Surround Modes This unit is equipped with the following surround modes. Select the appropriate surround mode according to the program source.SURROUND EFFECTS When you use a surround function. providing a high degree of foucus for dialogue. When not using a center speaker with the DOLBY PRO LOGIC surround function. While actually listening to a program source. When this mode is selected. you can enjoy a surround effect similar to Dolby Surround sound even when playing a video program which is not encoded with the Dolby Surround system. which can be selected using the SURROUND MODE switches. try various speaker positions to determine which layout provides the best surround effect. THEATER This mode provides a three dimensional effect similar to that of movie theater. This will send the center channel information to the left and right main speakers.

Suitable Delay Time in DOLBY PRO LOGIC Surround Play b (m) 11. When the surround mode is Dolby 3 Stereo : The test tone is output in order of Front Left speaker Center speaker Front Right speaker. * Dolby 3 Stereo has only NORMAL and WIDE modes. The noise is automatically switched through the four channels. the delay time adjustment range is limited by the Dolby specification to between 15mS and 30mS.5 0 0 15 m S 1. relative to that from the front speakers. Select the desired mode suitable to your speaker system. The delay time can be set independently for each surround mode using the DELAY TIME button. not PHANTOM mode. a steady test signal is played in one channel at a time and the levels can be adjusted until they match each other.5 6. etc. It is recommended that you try different delay times to obtain the best effect.0 4. for the highest sound quality with minimum noise and distortion. with the current setting shown in the display. the bass frequencies below 100 Hz are distributed to the front left and right speakers. The delay is digitally synthesized. PHANTOM Mode Use this position when the center speaker is not used. L-C-R-S. The optimum delay time will depend on acoustic properties. lasting about two seconds in each.5 9. it is possible to change the surround sound field created by the surround effect. The center channel sound is distributed to the left and right front speakers. you can select between 15mS and 50mS depending on personal preference. The rear and center speaker volumes can be adjusted in 1 dB steps from -10 dB to +10 dB. NORMAL Mode Use this position when the center speaker is a compact speaker which is not capable of fully reproducing bass frequencies below 100 Hz.5 (m) a S Suitable Usable Not Suitable a: Distance from Front Speakers b: Distance from Rear Speakers 21 . In this mode.CENTER MODE There are 3 kinds of center modes when operating in DOLBY Surround mode.5 TEST TONE To enable the user to accurately set speaker system balance when operating in surround mode. IMPORTANT : The test tone only operates when the unit is in Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby 3 Stereo mode. When the center mode is NORMAL or WIDEBAND : The test tone is output in order of Front Left speaker Center speaker Front Right speaker Rear speakers.0 15 m m 20 S m 25 S m 30 S m 30 S m 30 S m S 15 7. WIDE Mode Use this position when the center speaker is an equivalent speaker to the front left and right speakers or when it is capable of fully reproducing bass frequencies below 100 Hz.0 1..0 7. It will not operate in stereo. When the center mode is PHANTOM : The test tone is output in order of Front Left speaker Front Right speaker Rear speakers. Delay Time Setting Surround Mode DOLBY PRO LOGIC HALL/THEATER Adjustable Range 15 ~ 30mS 15 ~ 50mS Note on delay time By adjusting the very small time difference between the sound output from front speakers and the sound output from the rear speakers (that is referred to as the delay time).0 11.5 3. the sound from the rear speakers should be delayed slightly.5 3.5 6.0 4. Hall or Theater modes. DELAY TIME In the surround modes. A mid-frequency noise signal is used so that it will sound similar from all speakers in the system regardless of size or location. 9. ln the DOLBY PRO LOGIC mode. whether the walls and furnishings reflect or absorb sound. In Hall/Theater modes.

1. Press the TEST TONE button to send the test tone signal to each speaker. 3. Press the TEST TONE button to cease testing. Play any video or audio software with the DOLBY SURROUND mark. Adjust the MASTER VOLUME control for the most appropriate overall volume. 8. Play any video or audio software with the DOLBY SURROUND mark. 22 . Adjusting the Delay Time 7. 5. Set the MASTER VOLUME control to the normal listening level. Adjust the CENTER LEVEL and REAR LEVEL controls so that test tone volumes are equal on all speakers. Set the MASTER VOLUME control to the normal listening level. Adjust the MASTER VOLUME control for the most appropriate overall volume. 2. 2.NORMAL.NORMAL or WIDE mode. Press the DOLBY PRO LOGIC button. 8. WIDE or PHANTOM mode. Playing Surround Sound 7. 4.Playing Surround Sound DOLBY PRO LOGIC Surround DOLBY 3 STEREO Balancing Relative Volumes among Speakers Balancing Relative Volumes among Speakers 1. 6. Press the CENTER MODE button to select the center speaker mode you desire. Press the TEST TONE button to cease testing. 6. Adjust the delay times as desired in 3 steps by pressing DELAY TIME button. 3. Adjust the CENTER LEVEL controls so that the center speaker sound level is equal to that of the left speaker and the right speaker. Press the TEST TONE button to send the test tone signal to each speaker. 4. 5. Playing Surround Sound 9. Press the CENTER MODE button to select the center speaker mode you desire. Press the DOLBY 3 STEREO button.

HALL or THEATER Surround Balancing Relative Volumes among Speakers 1. Adjust the MASTER VOLUME control for the most appropriate overall volume. 2. Adjust the delay times as desired in 5 steps by pressing DELAY TIME button. 3. Set the MASTER VOLUME control to the normal listening level. Playing Surround Sound 6. 23 . Press the HALL or THEATER button. 4. Adjust the rear speaker volume relative to that of the front speakers as desired. Press the source component. Adjusting the Delay Time 5.

Check all rear speaker wires for good connection. Transmitting station is too far away. Set the switch to DOLBY PRO LOGIC or DOLBY 3 STEREO. • Try reducing the treble sound by turning the treble controls. Problem Amplifier When listening to the music in stereo. Low hum or buzzer sound. • If an indoor antenna is being used. Sound cuts off during listening to the music or no sound even though power is ON. A/B Speaker selectors are turned off. change to an outdoor antenna. Speakers are connected wrong. Excessive distortion in the sound of stereo broadcasts. Speaker impedance is less than prescribed for this unit. reduce the volume or change to the correct 8 ohm speakers. One or more rear speaker wires is not making good contact. Poor location and/or direction of the antenna. • Try changing the location. 24 . but not heard when listening monaurally. if needed. Replace with new batteries. Low bass response. Press the A or B speaker selector as applicable. (Note that the broadcast will then be heard as monaural sound). • Set the FM mode to monaural by pressing the STEREO/MONO button. One of the input cords is disconnected. No sound.TROUBLESHOOTING To determine any problem with your receiver. Speaker polarity (+/–) is reversed. left/right speakers sounds reversed. A slight noise may be heard because the method use for modulation of FM stereo broadcasts is different than that used for monaural broadcasts. Operate the remote control unit within the effective range. The BALANCE control is set to one side. Press the line straight button to turn off. Sound is distorted and/or the volume level becomes low. reconnect. Remote Control Unit Remote control not working. SURROUND mode switch is set to STEREO. consult your nearest TECHWOOD dealer. Set center channel mode to NORMAL or WIDE. Power line of a fluorescent light is installed near this product. height and/or direction of the antenna. After checking. Center channel is set on PHANTOM mode. always check the most obvious possible causes first. Tuner An unusual hissing noise is heard when listening to the broadcast in stereo. Check all speakers for correct polarity. Broadcast signals are being disturbed. Place this product as far away as possible from electric devices with interference. Speaker system connections are not correct. No sound from the center speaker. The remote control unit is too far from the receiver or out of the effective range. Noise is excessive in both stereo and monaural broadcasts. After turning off the power and then turning it on again. Surround Effects No sound from the rear speakers. • Try using an antenna with more elements. Set the switch to the desired surround mode position. Line straight button is turned on. Adjust the BALANCE control. Connect the input cords securely. If any problem still remains after your have checked the items below. Probable Cause Remedy Sound is only heard from one channel. The batteries are exhausted. SURROUND mode switch is not set to DOLBY PRO LOGIC or DOLBY 3 STEREO.

4% Stereo : 0. Total 100 W max.S. 8 ohms): 100 w + 100 watts (Front) 100 watt (Center) 50 w + 50 watts (Rear) Delay Time : DOLBY PRO LOGIC : 15 ~ 30mS HALL/THEATER : 15 ~ 50mS Input Sensitivity/Impedance : PHONO : 2.S./Canada) Usable Sensitivity : 55 dB/m Total Harmonic Distortion : 0. VIDEO 1.S.0 Vp-p/75 ohms General Power Requirements : 120 V AC. (1 A max.5% THD./Canada) Dimensions (W x H x D) : 435 x 165 x 345 mm Weight (net) : 20 lbs Standard Accessories : AM Loop Antenna x 1 FM “T” Type Antenna x 1 Remote Control Unit x 1 Owner’s manual x 1 AAA Batteries x 2 * LINE means CD. Rating : 130 watts RMS per channel minimum.S. +1/ -1.A./Canada) Stereo : 40 dBf (U. DVD/VIDEO 3 and TAPE 1./Canada) Surround Output Power (0. 1 kHz.0 dB (U.T.A.A. +1/ -3 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio : PHONO : 65 dB (IHF-A) LINE : 90 dB (IHF-A) Tone Control : BASS : ±10 dB at 100 Hz TREBLE : ±10 dB at 10 kHz AM Tuner Section Tuning Range : 530 kHz .5 MHz ~ 108.S. both channels driven into 8 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 0./Canada) Usable Sensitivity (IHF) : Mono : 15 dBf (U.1.A.5 mV/47 k ohms LINE : 220 mV/47 k ohms Frequency Response : PHONO : 20 Hz ~ 20kHz.A./Canada) AC Outlets : Switched x 2.S.SPECIFICATIONS Amplifier Section Output Power (Front) : F. Improvements may result in specifications and features changing without notice. FM Tuner Section Tuning Range : 87.A./Canada) Capture Ratio : 2.5 dB Stereo Separation (1 kHz) : 40 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio : Mono : 65 dB Stereo : 60 dB 25 .8% at 85 dB/m Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 45 dB at 85 dB/m Video Section Input Sensitivity /Impedance : 1.A.A.S.S.C./Canada) Image Rejection Ratio : 40 dB (U.720 kHz (10 kHz steps) (U.S.S./Canada) 50 dB Quieting Sensitivity : Mono : 23 dBf (U.A./Canada) AM Suppression Ratio : 40 dB Total Harmonic Distortion (1 kHz) : Mono : 0.0 MHz (100 kHz steps) (U. Illustrations may differ slightly from production models.0 Vp-p/75 ohms Output Level /Impedance : 1.5% Frequency Response : 30 Hz ~ 15 kHz.) (U. ±1 dB LINE : 10 Hz ~ 60 kHz.9% total harmonic distortion(U./Canada) Power Consumption : 3.0 A (U. 60 Hz (U.A. VIDEO 2.S.A.

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