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4-238-377-12(2)

FM Stereo
FM-AM Receiver
Operating Instructions GB

Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial number
in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. HT-DDW840/DDW740 Serial No.

HT-DDW840
HT-DDW740
© 2002 Sony Corporation
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
WARNING – Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
expose the unit to rain or moisture. different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. technician for help.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
CAUTION
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects You are cautioned that any changes or modification
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. not expressly approved in this manual could void
Don’t throw away the battery with your authority to operate this equipment.
general house waste, dispose of it Note to CATV system installer:
correctly as chemical waste.
This reminder is provided to call CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
For customers in the United States
For customers in Canada

CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.

ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered


mark.
This symbol is intended to alert the As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Sony
user to the presence of uninsulated Corporation has determined that this
“dangerous voltage” within the product meets the ENERGY STAR®
product’s enclosure that may be of guidelines for energy efficiency.
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons. This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
This symbol is intended to alert the Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
user to the presence of important System.
operating and maintenance (servicing) * Manufactured under license from Dolby
instructions in the literature Laboratories.
accompanying the appliance. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered
WARNING trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Table of Contents
List of Button Locations and Other Operations
Reference Pages
Naming preset stations and program
Main unit ............................................... 5 sources ........................................... 36
Recording ............................................ 36
Hooking Up the Components Using the Sleep Timer ......................... 37
Required cords ....................................... 6 Adjustments using the SET UP
Antenna hookups ................................... 7 button ............................................ 37
Audio component hookups .................... 8
Video component hookups .................... 9 Operations Using the Remote
Digital component hookups ................. 10 RM-PP4111)
Multi channel input hookups1) ............. 11
Other hookups ..................................... 12 Before you use your remote ................ 39
Remote button description ................... 39
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Hooking Up and Setting Up Selecting the mode of the remote ........ 42
the Speaker System Programming the remote ..................... 43
Speaker system hookups ..................... 13
Performing initial setup operations ..... 15 Operations Using the Remote
Multi channel surround setup .............. 15 RM-U3063)
Checking the connections .................... 21
Before you use your remote ................ 46
Basic Operations Remote button description ................... 46
Changing the factory setting of a function
Selecting the component ..................... 22
button ............................................ 49
Changing the display ........................... 23

Enjoying Surround Sound Additional Information


Automatically decoding the input Precautions .......................................... 50
audio signal ................................... 24 Troubleshooting ................................... 50
Selecting a sound field ........................ 24 Specifications ...................................... 53
Using only the front speakers
Tables of settings using SURR,
(2 Channel Stereo) ......................... 26
LEVEL, SET UP, BASS and
Enjoying stereo sound in multi channel
TREBLE buttons ........................... 57
(Dolby Pro Logic )1) ................... 26
Understanding the multi channel Adjustable parameters for each
surround displays .......................... 27 sound field ..................................... 58
Customizing sound fields .................... 28
1)
HT-DDW840 only.
2)
Receiving Broadcasts Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
3)
HT-DDW740 only.
Storing FM stations automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)2) ...................... 31
Direct tuning ........................................ 31
Automatic tuning ................................. 32
Preset tuning ........................................ 32
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)2) ...... 34
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About This Manual Note for the supplied remote
The instructions in this manual are for models
HT-DDW840 and HT-DDW740. Check your model
For RM-PP411 (HT-DDW840 only)
number by looking at the lower right corner of the The VIDEO 3, TV/SAT, PHONO, AUX,
front panel. In this manual, the HT-DDW840 is used SOURCE, MPX/DUAL, ANALOG DIRECT,
for illustration purpose unless stated otherwise. Any 12 and ON SCREEN buttons on the remote are
difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text,
for example, “HT-DDW840 only”.
not available.

The HT-DDW840 consists of: For RM-U306 (HT-DDW740 only)


– Receiver STR-K840P The MULTI CH button on the remote is not
– Speaker system available.
• Front/surround speakers SS-MSP2
• Center speaker SS-CNP2
• Sub woofer SA-WMSP4 Demonstration Mode
The demonstration will activate the first time you
The HT-DDW740 consists of: turn on the power. When the demonstration starts,
– Receiver STR-K740P the following message appears in the display:
– Speaker system “NOW DEMONSTRATION MODE IF
• Front/surround speakers SS-MSP2 YOU FINISH DEMONSTRATION
• Center speaker SS-CNP2 PLEASE PRESS POWER KEY WHILE
• Sub woofer SA-WMSP2
THIS MESSAGE APPEARS IN THE
DISPLAY THANK YOU”
About area codes
The area code of the receiver you purchased is To cancel the demonstration
shown on the lower portion of the rear panel (see Press ?/1 to turn the receiver off while the above
the illustration below). message is being displayed. The next time you
turn the receiver on, the demonstration will not
appear.
To view the demonstration
ENTER
IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω
FRONT
Hold down SET UP and press ?/1 to turn on the
R L

power.
Notes
R L

4-XXX-XXX-XX AA
• Running the demonstration will clear the
Area code receiver’s memory. For details on what will be
cleared, see “Clearing the receiver's memory”
Any differences in operation, according to the on page 15.
area code, are clearly indicated in the text, for • There will be no sound when the demonstration
example, “Models of area code AA only”.
mode is activated.
• You cannot cancel demonstration if you did not
Tip press ?/1 while the above message is being
The instructions in this manual describe the controls displayed. To cancel demonstration after the
on the receiver. You can also use the controls on the above message appears, press ?/1 twice to
supplied remote if they have the same or similar activate the demonstration again. Then, press
names as those on the receiver. For details on the use ?/1 while the above message is being
of your remote, see pages 39 – 45 for RM-PP411 displayed.
(HT-DDW840 only) and pages 46 – 49 for RM-U306
(HT-DDW740 only).

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List of Button Locations and Reference Pages

Illustration number

List of Button Locations and Reference Pages


How to use this page r

Use this page to find the location of buttons that NAME 8 (36)
are mentioned in the text. R R
Name of button/part Reference page

Main unit
ALPHABETICAL ORDER FM MODE (Models of area code PRESET TUNING +/– (Except
CEL, CEK only) ed, (Except for for models of area code CEL,
models of area code CEL, CEK) CEK) 3 (33, 54)
0–9 ef (32) PTY (models of area code CEL,
2 CH wh (26) INPUT MODE qg (22) CEK only) ef (34)
IR (receptor) 4 (39, 46, 52) SET UP 6 (4, 16, 37, 57)
A–D LEVEL 0 (16, 20, 28, 57) SHIFT eg (33)
A.DEC wk (24, 26) SLEEP (HT-DDW740 only) qf
AM (Except for models of area M (37)
code CEL, CEK) es (31, 32) SURR qd (28, 57)
MASTER VOLUME wd (20, 50)
BASS +/– wg (19, 30, 57) MD/TAPE qj (22)
CD ql (22) MEMORY eh (31, 33) T–Z
CINEMA STUDIO EX A, B, C MENU +/– e; (16, 28, 36, 37, 57) TREBLE +/– qh (30, 57)
9 (25) MENU </> ea (16, 28, 36, 37, 57) TUNER ws (22, 32, 33, 36)
Digital Cinema Sound (indicator) MODE wj (25, 30, 51) TUNING +/– 5 (32)
qs (24)
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING VIDEO 1 qk (22)
DIMMER ej (23) (indicator) (HT-DDW840 only) VIDEO 2 w; (22)
DISPLAY 2 (23, 34, 52) 7 (22)
Display qa (23) MULTI CH IN (HT-DDW840 BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
DVD/LD wa (22) only) qf (22)
MUTING wf (22, 50) `/1 (power) 1 (4, 15, 20, 21,
E–L 30, 31, 54)
ENTER wl (36) N–S
FM (Except for models of area NAME 8 (36)
code CEL, CEK) ed (31, 32) PHONES (jack) ek (22, 51)
FM/AM (Models of area code PRESET/PTY SELECT +/–
CEL, CEK only) es (31, 32) (Models of area code CEL, CEK
only) 3 (33, 34)

1 23 4 5 6 7 8 90 qa qs qdqf qg qh qjqkqlw; waws

+

ek ej eh eg ef ed es ea e; wl wk wj wh wg wf wd
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Hooking Up the Components

Required cords
A Audio cord (not supplied)
White (L) White (L)
Red (R) Red (R)

B Audio/video cord (not supplied)


Yellow (video) Yellow (video)
White (L/audio) White (L/audio)
Red (R/audio) Red (R/audio)

C Video cord (not supplied)


Yellow (video) Yellow (video)

D Optical digital cord (not supplied)


Black Black

E Coaxial digital cord (supplied)


Orange Orange

F Monaural audio cord (not supplied)


Black Black

Before you get started


• Turn off the power to all components before making any connections.
• Do not connect the AC power cord until all of the connections are completed.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
• When connecting an audio/video cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on
the components: yellow (video) to yellow; white (left, audio) to white; and red (right, audio) to red.
• When you connect optical digital cords, insert the cord plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie the optical digital cord.

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Antenna hookups
AM loop antenna
(supplied)

Hooking Up the Components


FM wire antenna*
(supplied)

DIGITAL ANTENNA
OPTICAL

VIDEO 2
IN
AM MONITOR

VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL

L
AUDIO OUT
L

CENTER

R
R
IN OUT IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
FRONT SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER SUB
CD MD/TAPE DVD/LD VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 WOOFER
MULTI CH IN

* The shape of the connector varies depending on the area code.

Notes on antenna hookups


• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop
antenna away from the receiver and other
components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it
as horizontal as possible.

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Audio component hookups
MD or Tape deck

INPUT OUTPUT
LINE LINE

A A

ç
OUT IN

DIGITAL ANTENNA
OPTICAL

VIDEO 2
IN
AM MONITOR

VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL

L
AUDIO OUT
L

CENTER

R
R
IN OUT IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
FRONT SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER SUB
CD MD/TAPE DVD/LD VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 WOOFER
MULTI CH IN

A
OUTPUT
LINE

CD player

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Video component hookups
DVD or LD player

Hooking Up the Components


OUTPUT
AUDIO OUT VIDEO
R L OUT

DIGITAL ANTENNA
OPTICAL

VIDEO 2
IN
AM MONITOR

VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL

L
AUDIO OUT
L

CENTER

R
R
IN OUT IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
FRONT SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER SUB
CD MD/TAPE DVD/LD VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 WOOFER
MULTI CH IN

IN OUT IN
Ç

Ç
Ç

B B B C
OUTPUT INPUT OUTPUT INPUT
VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO
IN OUT VIDEO
OUT IN

TV tuner,
AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO
satellite OUT IN OUT

L L

tuner or
VCR R R
VCR TV monitor

Note on video component


hookups
You can connect your TV’s audio output jacks
to the VIDEO 2 AUDIO IN jacks on the
receiver and apply sound effects to the audio
from the TV. In this case, do not connect the
TV’s video output jack to the VIDEO 2
VIDEO IN jack on the receiver. If you are
connecting a separate TV tuner (or satellite
tuner), connect both the audio and video output
jacks to the receiver as shown above.

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Digital component hookups
Connect the digital output jacks of your DVD player and satellite tuner (etc.) to the receiver’s digital
input jacks to bring the multi channel surround sound of a movie theater into your home. To fully
enjoy multi channel surround sound, five speakers (two front speakers, two surround speakers, and a
center speaker) and a sub woofer are required. You can also connect an LD player with an RF OUT
jack via an RF demodulator, like the Sony MOD-RF1 (not supplied).
Notes
• You cannot connect an LD player’s DOLBY DIGITAL RF OUT jack directly to this unit’s digital input jacks.
You must first convert the RF signal to either an optical or coaxial digital signal. For details, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 50.
• All the OPTICAL and COAXIAL jacks are compatible with 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 32 kHz sampling
frequencies.

TV tuner,
satellite tuner or OUTPUT
VIDEO
DVD player* OUT

AUDIO
OUT

OUTPUT L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL

D B

DIGITAL ANTENNA
OPTICAL

VIDEO 2
IN
AM MONITOR

VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL

L
AUDIO OUT
L

CENTER

R
R
IN OUT IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
FRONT SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER SUB
CD MD/TAPE DVD/LD VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 WOOFER
MULTI CH IN

E B
OUTPUT OUTPUT
DIGITAL VIDEO
COAXIAL OUT

AUDIO
OUT

R
DVD or LD player
(etc.)*

* Make either coaxial or optical connections. We recommend making coaxial connections instead of optical
connections.

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Multi channel input hookups
HT-DDW840 only

Hooking Up the Components


Although this receiver incorporates a multi channel decoder, it is also equipped with multi channel
input jacks. These connections allow you to enjoy multi channel software encoded in formats other
than Dolby Digital and DTS. If your DVD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you
can connect them directly to the receiver to enjoy the sound of the DVD player’s multi channel
decoder. Alternatively, the multi channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel
decoder.
To fully enjoy multi channel surround sound, five speakers (two front speakers, two surround
speakers, and a center speaker) and a sub woofer are required. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your DVD player, multi channel decoder, etc., for details on the multi channel
hookups.
Notes
• When using the connections described below, adjust the level of the surround speakers and sub woofer from the
DVD player or multi channel decoder.
• See page 13 for details on speaker system hookup.

DIGITAL ANTENNA
OPTICAL

VIDEO 2
IN
AM MONITOR

VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

FM
75Ω
COAXIAL
DVD/LD
IN
COAXIAL

L
AUDIO OUT
L

CENTER

R
R
IN OUT IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN
FRONT SURROUND
SUB
WOOFER SUB
CD MD/TAPE DVD/LD VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 WOOFER
MULTI CH IN

A A F F

L
CENTER

R
SUB
FRONT SURROUND WOOFER
MULTI CH OUT

DVD player,
Multichannel decoder, etc.

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Other hookups

SPEAKERS IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω


SURROUND CENTER FRONT
R L R L

R L R L

b
To a wall outlet
AC power cord

Setting the voltage selector Connecting the AC power


If your receiver has a voltage selector on the
cord
rear panel, check that the voltage selector is set Before connecting the AC power cord of this
to the local power supply voltage. If not, use a receiver to a wall outlet, connect the speaker
screwdriver to set the selector to the correct system to the receiver (page 13).
position before connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord(s) of your audio/
to a wall outlet.
video components to a wall outlet.

VOLTAGE SELECTOR
120V 240V 220V

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Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System

Speaker system hookups


Required cords
A Speaker cords (supplied)
(+) (+)

Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System


(–) (–)
B Monaural audio cord (supplied)
Black Black

Active sub woofer Front speaker (R) Front speaker (L)

INPUT
AUDIO
IN

E e E e

B A A

MONITOR

VIDEO OUT

SPEAKERS IMPEDANCE USE 8 – 16Ω


SURROUND CENTER FRONT
R L R L

AUDIO OUT

R L R L
SUB
WOOFER

A A A

E e E e E e

Surround speaker Surround speaker Center speaker


(R) (L)

continued

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Speaker system hookup (continued) Examples of poor conditions of the
speaker cord
Tip
To prevent speaker vibration or movement while
listening, attach the supplied foot pads at the bottom
of the speakers.

Stripped speaker cord is touching another


speaker terminal.

Notes
• Connect the long speaker connecting cords to the
surround speaker terminals and the short speaker
connecting cords to the front and center speaker
terminals.
• Twist the stripped ends of the speaker cords about
10 mm (2/3 inch). Be sure to match the speaker
cord to the appropriate terminal on the components:
+ to + and – to –. If the cords are reversed, the Stripped cords are touching each other
sound will be distorted and will lack bass. due to excessive removal of insulation.
• If you use speakers with low maximum input rating,
adjust the volume carefully to avoid excessive After connecting all the components,
output on the speakers. speakers, and AC power cord, output
a test tone to check that all the
To avoid short-circuiting the speakers are connected correctly.
speakers For details on outputting a test tone,
Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage see page 20.
the receiver. To prevent this, make sure to take
the following precautions when connecting the If no sound is heard from a speaker while
speakers. outputting a test tone or a test tone is output
from a speaker other than the one whose name
Make sure the stripped ends of each
is currently displayed on the receiver, the
speaker cord does not touch another
speaker may be short-circuited. If this happens,
speaker terminal, the stripped end of
check the speaker connection again.
another speaker cord, or the metal parts of
the receiver.
To avoid damaging your
speakers
Make sure that you turn down the volume
before you turn off the receiver. When you turn
on the receiver, the volume remains at the level
you turn off the receiver.

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Performing initial setup
Performing initial setup operations
operations Before using your receiver for the first time,
adjust SET UP parameters so that the receiver
Once you have hooked up the speakers and correspond to your system. For the adjustable
turned on the power, clear the receiver’s parameters, see the table on page 57. See pages
memory. Then specify the speaker parameters 15–20 for speaker settings and pages 37–38 for

Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System


(size, position, etc.) and perform any other other settings.
initial setup operations necessary for your
system.
Tip Multi channel surround
To check the audio output during settings (to set up
while outputting the sound), check the connection setup
(page 21).
For the best possible surround sound, all
Clearing the receiver’s speakers should be the same distance from the
memory listening position (A).
Before using your receiver for the first time, or However, the receiver lets you place the center
when you want to clear the receiver’s memory, speaker up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer (B)
do the following. and the surround speakers up to 4.5 meters (15
feet) closer (C) to the listening position.
This procedure is not necessary if the
demonstration activates when you turn on the The front speakers can be placed from 1.0 to
power. 12.0 meters (3 to 40 feet) from the listening
position (A).
1 Turn off the receiver. You can place the surround speakers either
2 Hold down ?/1 for 5 seconds. behind you or to the side, depending on the
The demonstration starts (page 4) and all of shape of your room (etc.).
the following items are reset or cleared: When placing surround speakers to your side
• All preset stations are reset or cleared.
B
• All sound field parameters are reset to
their factory settings. A A
45°
• All index names (of preset stations and
program sources) are cleared.
• All SET UP parameters are reset to C C

their factory settings. 90°

• The sound field memorized for each


program source and preset stations are
cleared. 20°

• The master volume is set to VOL MIN.


continued

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Multi channel surround setup If you change the speaker system, select
(continued) NORM. SP. You can adjust the speaker size
and subwoofer selection when you select
NORM. SP. (page 18).
When placing surround speakers behind you To select NORM. SP., turn off the power, then
turn on again while pressing LEVEL. (To reset
to MICRO SP., do the same procedure.)
B

Tip
A A
45° The setting for Micro Satellite Speaker (MICRO SP.)
has been programmed to optimize the sound balance.
If you use Sony’s Micro Satellite Speakers, select
C C MICRO SP.
90° Caution
When you use Micro Satellite Speakers and the
speaker size is set to “LARGE”, you may not obtain
20°
the correct soundstage. The speaker may also be
damaged at high volume position.

Note
Do not place the center speaker farther away from the Specifying the speaker
listening position than the front speakers.
parameters
Normal Speaker and Micro 1 Press SET UP.
Satellite Speaker
2 Press MENU or MENU to select
For HT-DDW840 and HT-DDW740, the the parameter you want to adjust.
speaker size and the sub woofer selection has
been preset to MICRO SP. (Micro Satellite
3 Press MENU + or MENU – to select the
setting you want.
Speaker) according to the supplied speaker
system. The setting is entered automatically.
When you select MICRO SP., the speaker size 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set
and sub woofer selection has been configurated all of the parameters that follow.
as follows: Initial settings
Speaker Settings Parameter Initial setting
FRONT SMALL L R DIST. XX.X m (ft.)* 5.0 m (16 ft.)*
CENTER SMALL C DIST. XX.X m (ft.)* 5.0 m (16 ft.)*
SURROUND SMALL SL SR DIST. XX.X m (ft.)* 3.5 m (11 ft.)*
SUB WOOFER YES SL SR PL. XXX BEHD.
SL SR HGT. XXX LOW
You cannot change the configuration if you
select MICRO SP. * Models of area code U, CA only.

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For example, setting the center speaker distance
x Front speaker distance ( L R DIST.
1~2 m (3~6 feet) closer than the actual speaker
XX.X m (ft.)) position will create a fairly realistic sensation of being
Set the distance from your listening position to “inside” the screen. If you cannot obtain a satisfactory
the front speakers (A on page 15). surround effect because the surround speakers are too
close, setting the surround speaker distance closer
(shorter) than the actual distance will create a larger
x Center speaker distance ( C DIST. sound stage.
XX.X m (ft.)) Adjusting these parameter while listening to the

Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System


Set the distance from your listening position to sound often results in much better surround sound.
Give it a try!
the center speaker. Center speaker distance
should be set from a distance equal to the front x Surround speaker position ( SL SR
speaker distance (A on page 15) to a distance PL. XXX)*
1.5 meters (5 feet) closer to your listening
This parameter lets you specify the location of
position (B on page 15).
your surround speakers for proper
implementation of the Digital Cinema Sound
x Surround speaker distance ( SL SR
surround modes. Refer to the illustration below.
DIST. XX.X m (ft.))
• Select “SIDE” if the location of your surround
Set the distance from your listening position to speakers corresponds to section A.
the surround speakers. Surround speaker
distance should be set from a distance equal to • Select “MID” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section B.
the front speaker distance (A on page 15) to a
distance 4.5 meters (15 feet) closer to your • Select “BEHD.” if the location of your
listening position (C on page 15). surround speakers corresponds to section C.

Tip
The receiver allows you to input the speaker position
in terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set
the center speaker further than the front speakers.
Also, the center speaker cannot be set more than
1.5 meters (5 feet) closer than the front speakers.
Likewise, the surround speakers can not be set farther 90°
A A
away from the listening position than the front 60°
speakers. And they can be no more than 4.5 meters 30°
B B
(15 feet) closer. C C
This is because incorrect speaker placement is not 20°
conducive to enjoy surround sound.
Please note that, setting the speaker distance closer
than the actual location of the speakers will cause a
delay in the output of the sound from that speaker. In * These parameters are not available when
other words, the speaker will sound like it is farther “Surround speaker size ( SL SR )” is set to “NO”.
away.
continued

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Multi channel surround setup Therefore, although it may result in a setting contrary
(continued) to the “Surround speaker position” explanation, we
recommend that you playback multi channel surround
encoded software and listen to the effect each setting
x Surround speaker height ( SL SR has on your listening environment. Choose the setting
HGT. XXX)* that provides a good sense of spaciousness and that
best succeeds in forming a cohesive space between
This parameter lets you specify the height of the surround sound from the surround speakers and
your surround speakers for proper the sound of the front speakers. If you are not sure
implementation of the Digital Cinema Sound which sounds best, select “PL. BEHD.” and then use
surround modes. Refer to the illustration below. the speaker distance parameter and speaker level
adjustments to obtain proper balance.
• Select “LOW” if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to section A.
Only when you use the speaker system
• Select “HIGH” if the location of your surround other than the supplied one, be sure to
speakers corresponds to section B. set the following parameters.
For details on NORM. SP. (Normal Speaker), see
page 16.

x Front speaker size ( L R )


B B
• If you connect large speakers that will
60 effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
A A
30 “LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”.
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
* These parameters are not available when the bass redirection circuitry and output the
“Surround speaker size ( SL SR )” is set to “NO”. front channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer.
Tip
The surround speaker position parameter is designed • When the front speakers are set to “SMALL”,
specifically for implementation of the Digital Cinema the center and surround speakers are also
Sound modes with virtual elements. automatically set to “SMALL” (unless
With the Digital Cinema Sound modes, speaker previously set to “NO”).
position is not as critical as other modes. All modes
with virtual elements were designed under the
premise that the surround speaker would be located
behind the listening position, but presentation remains
fairly consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing towards the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
sound fields with virtual elements will not be
effective unless the surround speaker position
parameter is set to “PL. SIDE”.
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, like wall reflections, and you may obtain
better results using “PL. MID” and “PL. BEHD.” if
your speakers are located high above the listening
position, even if they are to the immediate left and
right.

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Tip
x Center speaker size ( C )
Internally, the LARGE and SMALL settings for each
• If you connect a large speaker that will speaker determine whether or not the internal sound
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select processor will cut the bass signal from that channel.
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass
However, if the front speakers are set to redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass
frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE”
“SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker to
speakers.
“LARGE”.
However, since bass sounds have a certain amount of

Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System


• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of directionality, it is best not to cut them, if possible.
surround effects when using multi channel Therefore, even when using small speakers, you can
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate set them to “LARGE” if you want to output the bass
the bass redirection circuitry and output the frequencies from that speaker. On the other hand, if
you are using a large speaker, but prefer not to have
center channel bass frequencies from the front
bass frequencies output from that speaker, set it to
speakers (if set to “LARGE”) or sub woofer.*1 “SMALL”.
• If you do not connect a center speaker, select If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set
“NO”. The sound of the center channel will be all speakers to “LARGE”. If there is not enough bass,
output from the front speakers.*2 you can use the BASS +/– to boost the bass levels. To
adjust the bass, see page 30.

x Surround speaker size ( SL SR ) x Sub woofer selection ( SW S.W. XXX)


• If you connect large speakers that will
• If you connect a sub woofer, select “YES”.
effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select
“LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. • If you do not connect a sub woofer, select
However, if the front speakers are set to “NO”. This activates the bass redirection
“SMALL”, you cannot set the surround circuitry and outputs the LFE signals from other
speakers to “LARGE”. speakers.
• If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
continued
surround effects when using multi channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
surround channel bass frequencies from the sub
woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
• If you do not connect surround speakers, select
“NO”.*3
Tip
*1–*3 correspond to the following Dolby Pro Logic
modes
*1 NORMAL
*2 PHANTOM
*3 3 STEREO

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Multi channel surround setup Listening to the subwoofer
(continued)

Adjusting the speaker level


Use the remote while seated in your listening
position to adjust the level of each speaker.
POWER indicator
Note
The receiver incorporates a new test tone with a
frequency centered at 800 Hz for easier speaker level First, turn down the volume on the receiver.
adjustment.
The volume should be set to minimum before
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver. you begin playing the programme source.

2 Press TEST TONE on the remote. 1 Turn on the receiver and select the
“T. TONE” appears in the display and you programme source.
will hear the test tone from each speaker in
sequence. 2 Press POWER on the subwoofer.
3 Adjust the LEVEL parameters so that The POWER indicator on the subwoofer
the level of the test tone from each lights up in green.
speaker sounds the same when you are
in your main listening position. 3 Play the programme source.
Press LEVEL to adjust the balance and
level of speakers. For details on the LEVEL Adjusting the sound
menu, see page 28.
Slight adjustments to the system can enhance
While adjusting, the test tone is output from your sound enjoyment.
the speaker whose adjustment is performed.
Adjusting the subwoofer
4 Press TEST TONE again to turn off the
test tone.
Tip
You can adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time. Turn MASTER VOLUME on the main unit or
press MASTER VOL +/– on the remote.
Notes
• The test tone cannot be output when the receiver is
set to MULTI CH IN (HT-DDW840 only).
• The adjusted value are shown in the display during 1 Rotate LEVEL to adjust the volume.
adjustment.
Set the volume level to best suit your
• Although these adjustments can also be made via
the front panel using the LEVEL menu (when the preference according to the programme
test tone is output, the receiver switches to the source.
LEVEL menu automatically), we recommend you
Note
follow the procedure described above and adjust the
speaker levels from your listening position using the Do not turn the volume of the woofer to maximum.
remote. Extraneous noise may be heard.

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Checking the connections
After connecting all of your components to the
receiver, do the following to verify that the
connections were made correctly.

1 Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver.

Hooking Up and Setting Up the Speaker System


2 Turn on the component that you
connected (e.g., CD player or tape
deck).
3 Press the function button to select the
component (program source).
4 Start playing.
If you do not obtain normal sound output after
performing this procedure, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 50 and take the
appropriate measures to correct the problem.

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Basic Operations
Select To

Selecting the component OPT IN Specify the digital audio


signals input to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL input
jacks.
Function buttons
ANALOG Specify the analog audio
Press the function button to select the signals input to the AUDIO
component you want to use. IN (L/R) jacks.

To select Press Note


VCR VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 If 96 kHz digital signal is input, the tone, sound field
TV or satellite VIDEO 2 and surround parameters do not function.
tuner
DVD or LD player DVD/LD MULTI CH IN (HT-DDW840 only)
MD or Tape deck MD/TAPE Press MULTI CH IN to enjoy the audio source
CD player CD connected to the MULTI CH IN jacks. You can
adjust balance and level of all the speakers. When
Built in tuner TUNER
this function is on, the tone and surround effects
are turned off.
After turning on the component you selected,
select the component and play the program
source.
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING
indicator (HT-DDW840 only)
• After selecting VCR, DVD player, or LD
player, turn on the TV and set the TV’s video This indicator lights up when the unit is
input to match the component you selected. decoding signals recorded in a multi channel
format.
INPUT MODE
MUTING
Press INPUT MODE to select the input mode
for your digital components. Press MUTING to mute the sound. The muting
Each time you press the button, the input mode function is canceled when you turn the power
of the currently selected component switches. on or turn the MASTER VOLUME clockwise
to turn the volume up.
Select To
AUTO IN Give priority to digital PHONES
signals when there are both
digital and analog Use to connect headphones.
connections. If there are no
digital signals, analog is • When the headphones are connected, speaker
selected. output is automatically canceled and “SP. OFF”
lights up in the display.
COAX IN Specify the digital audio
signals input to the
DIGITAL COAXIAL input
jacks.

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Changing the display

DISPLAY
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Index name of the component* t Selected
component t Sound field applied to the
program source

Basic Operations
When the tuner is selected
Index name of the preset station* or program
station name** t Frequency t Program type
indication** t Radio text** t Current
time** t Sound field applied to the band or
the preset station
* Index name appears only when you have assigned
one to the component or preset station (page 36).
Index name does not appear when only blank
spaces have been entered, or it is the same as the
function.
** During RDS reception only. (Models of area code
CEL, CEK only. See page 34).

DIMMER
Press DIMMER repeatedly to adjust the
brightness of the display (3 steps).
However, when you press any button, the
display becomes the brightest setting
temporary.

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Enjoying Surround Sound
You can take advantage of surround sound Selecting a sound field
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre-
programmed sound fields. They bring the You can enjoy surround sound simply by
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters selecting one of the pre-programmed sound
and concert halls into your home. You can also fields according to the program you want to
customize the sound fields to obtain the sound listen to.
you want by changing the surround parameter. Sound field Display
To fully enjoy surround sound, you must
Normal Surround NORM.SURR.
register the number and location of you
speakers. See “Multi channel surround setup” Cinema Studio EX A C.ST.EX A DCS
starting from page 15 to set the speaker Cinema Studio EX B C.ST.EX B DCS
parameters before enjoying surround sound. Cinema Studio EX C C.ST.EX C DCS
Hall HALL
Jazz Club JAZZ
Automatically decoding Live Concert CONCERT
the input audio signal Game GAME

Press A.DEC. About DCS (Digital Cinema Sound)


“AUTO DEC.” appears in the display. The sound fields with DCS mark use DCS
technology. When these sound fields are
This mode automatically detects the type of selected, “Digital Cinema Sound” indicator in
audio signal being input (Dolby Digital, DTS, the display lights up.
or standard 2 channel stereo) and performs the
proper decoding if necessary. This mode In collaboration with Sony Pictures
presents the sound as it was recorded/encoded, Entertainment, Sony measured the sound
without adding any effects (e.g. reverberation). environment of their studios and integrated the
data of the measurement and Sony’s own DSP
However, if there are no low frequency signals (Digital Signal Processor) technology to
(Dolby Digital LFE, etc.) it will generate a low develop “Digital Cinema Sound”. In a home
frequency signal for output to the sub woofer. theater, “Digital Cinema Sound” simulates an
ideal movie theater sound environment based
on the preference of the movie director.

Enjoying movies with Cinema


Studio EX
Cinema Studio EX is ideal for enjoying the
movie software encoded with multi channel
format, such as the Dolby Digital DVD. This
mode reproduces the sound characteristics of
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s studios.

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Press CINEMA STUDIO EX A, B or C. Tip
The selected sound field is indicated in the You can select Cinema Studio EX by pressing MODE
repeatedly.
display.
Notes
x C.ST.EX A (Cinema Studio EX A) • The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the cause increased noise in the playback signal.
Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant • When listening with sound fields that employ the
Theater” cinema production studio. This is a virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
standard mode, great for watching most any
type of movie.
Selecting other sound fields
x C.ST.EX B (Cinema Studio EX B)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Press MODE repeatedly to select the
Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak sound field you want.

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Theater” cinema production studio. This mode The current sound field is indicated in the
is ideal for watching science-fiction or action display.
movies with lots of sound effects.
x NORM.SURR. (Normal Surround)
x C.ST.EX C (Cinema Studio EX C) Software with multi channel surround audio
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the signals is played back according to the way it
Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. was recorded. Software with 2 channel audio
This mode is ideal for watching musicals or signals is decoded with Dolby Pro Logic to
classic films where music is featured in the create surround effects.
soundtrack.
x HALL
About Cinema Studio EX Reproduces the acoustics of a rectangular
Cinema Studio EX consists of the following concert hall.
three elements.
x JAZZ (Jazz Club)
• Virtual Multi Dimension Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers
surrounding the listener from a single pair of x CONCERT (Live Concert)
actual surround speakers. Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live
concert.
• Screen Depth Matching
In a movie theater, sound seems to come x GAME
from inside the image reflected on the movie Obtains maximum audio impact from video
screen. This element creates the same game software.
sensation in your listening room by shifting
the sound of the front speakers “into” the continued
screen.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the reverberations peculiar to a
movie theater.
Cinema Studio EX is the integrated mode
which operates these elements simultaneously.

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Selecting a sound field (continued)
Enjoying stereo sound in
To turn the surround effect off multi channel (Dolby Pro
Press A.DEC or 2CH. Logic )
Tips
• The receiver lets you apply the last selected sound (HT-DDW840 only)
field to a program source whenever it is selected
(Sound Field Link). For example, if you listen to
The receiver can reproduce the stereo sound in
CD with “JAZZ” as the sound field, change to a multi channel through Dolby Pro Logic . You
different program source, then return to CD, can activate the decoder using the SET UP
“JAZZ” will be applied again. menu. For details, see page 37.
• You can identify the encoding format of program
sofware by looking at its packaging.
Dolby Digital discs are labeled with the
logo, and Dolby Surround encoded programs are
labeled with the logo.
• When sound signals with a sampling frequency of
96 kHz are input, the sound signals are output in
stereo automatically, and the sound field is turned
off.

Using only the front


speakers (2 Channel Stereo)
Press 2CH.
“2CH ST.” appears in the display.
This mode outputs the sound from the front left
and right speakers only. Standard 2 channel
(stereo) sources completely bypass the sound
field processing. Multi channel surround
formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
Notes
• No sound is output from the sub woofer when
“2CH ST.” is selected. To listen to 2 channel
(stereo) sources using the front left and right
speakers and a sub woofer, press A.DEC to select
“AUTO DEC.”
• When you select “Micro Satellite Speaker” (page
16), internal sound processor will automatically
redirect bass sound to subwoofer. If you want to
listen to two channel (stereo) sources under this
setting, we recommend that you choose
“AUTO DEC.” mode so that you can take
advantage of your subwoofer to obtain the correct
bass signal.

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Understanding the multi channel surround displays
qa qs 1 2 3 4 5

a DIGITAL PRO LOGIC DTS MPEG STEREO MONO RDS MEMORY


SW SP. OFF OPT COAX D.RANGE
L C R
LFE
SL S SR 8 7 6

0 9

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1 ; DIGITAL: Lights up when the receiver is 6 D.RANGE: Lights up when dynamic range
decoding signals recorded in the Dolby compression is activated. See page 29 to
Digital format. adjust the dynamic range compression.
2 PRO LOGIC: Lights up when the receiver 7 COAX: Lights up when the source signal is a
applies Pro Logic processing to 2 channel digital signal being input through the
signals in order to output the center and COAXIAL terminal.
surround channel signals. However, this 8 OPT: Lights up when the source signal is a
indicator does not light if the center and digital signal being input through the
surround speakers are set to “NO”, and OPTICAL terminal.
“AUTO DEC.” or “NORM.SURR.” is
selected. 9 Playback channel indicators: The letters
(L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being
Note played back. The boxes around the letters
Pro Logic decoding does not function for MPEG vary to show how the receiver downmixes the
format signals. source sound (based on the speakers settings).
3 DTS: Lights up when DTS signals are input. When using sound fields like “C.ST.EX”, the
receiver adds reverberation based on the
Note source sound.
When playing a DTS format disc, be sure that L (Front Left), R (Front Right), C (Center
you have made digital connections and that
INPUT MODE is NOT set to “ANALOG” (monaural)), SL (Surround Left), SR
(page 22). (Surround Right), S (Surround (monaural or
the surround components obtained by Pro
4 MPEG: Lights up when MPEG signals are
Logic processing)).
input.
Example:
Note Recording format (Front /Surround): 3/2
Only the front 2 channels are compatible with Output channel: Surround speakers absent
MPEG format. Multi channel surround sound is Sound Field: AUTO DEC.
downmixed and output from the front 2 channels.
5 Tuner indicators: Lights up when using the L C R
receiver to tune in radio stations, etc. See
pages 31 – 35 for tuner operations.
SL SR
Note
“RDS” only appears for models of area code continued
CEL, CEK only.

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Understanding the multi channel 2 Press SURR.
surround displays (continued) The button lights up and the first parameter
is displayed.
0 LFE : Lights up when the disc being
played back contains the LFE (Low 3 Press MENU + or MENU – to select the
Frequency Effect) channel and when the setting you want.
sound of the LFE channel signal is actually The setting is entered automatically.
being reproduced.
Initial settings
qa SW: Lights up when sub woofer selection is
set to “YES” (page 19) and the audio signal is Parameter Initial setting
output from the SUB WOOFER jacks. EFFECT (depends on the sound field)
qs SP. OFF: Lights up when headphones are
inserted. Effect level (EFFECT)
Lets you adjust the “presence” of the current
surround effect.
Customizing sound fields
Adjusting the level
By adjusting the surround parameters and the
tone characteristics of the front speakers, you
parameters
can customize the sound fields to suit your The LEVEL menu contains parameters that let
particular listening situation. you adjust the balance and volumes of each
Once you customize a sound field, the changes speaker. The settings are applied to all sound
are stored in the memory indefinitely. You can fields.
change a customized sound field any time by
making new adjustments to the parameters.
1 Start playing a program source
encoded with multi channel surround
See the tables on 58 for the parameters sound.
available in each sound field.
2 Press LEVEL.
The button lights up and the first parameter
To get the most from multi
is displayed.
channel surround sound
3 Press MENU or MENU to select
Position your speakers and do the procedures the parameter you want to adjust.
described in “Multi channel surround setup”
starting from page 15 before you customize a 4 Press MENU + or MENU – to select the
setting you want.
sound field.
The setting is entered automatically.
Adjusting the surround
parameter
The SURR menu contains parameter that let
you customize various aspects of the current
sound field. The settings are stored individually
for each sound field.
1 Start playing a program source
encoded with multi channel surround
sound.

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Initial settings LFE (Low Frequency Effect) mix
Parameter Initial setting level (L.F.E. XXX dB)
L R BAL. L/R XXX* BALANCE Lets you attenuate the level of the LFE (Low
Frequency Effect) channel output from the sub
CTR XXX dB* 0 dB
woofer without effecting the level of the bass
SUR.L. XXX dB* 0 dB frequencies sent to the sub woofer from the
SUR.R. XXX dB* 0 dB front, center or surround channels via the
S.W. XXX dB* 0 dB Dolby Digital or DTS bass redirection
L.F.E. XXX dB 0 dB circuitry.
D. RANGE COMP. XXX OFF • For LFE mix level, “0 dB” outputs the full LFE
signal at the mix level determined by the
recording engineer.
* The parameters can be adjusted separately for
MULTI CH IN (HT-DDW840 only). • To mute the sound of the LFE channel from the

Enjoying Surround Sound


sub woofer, select “OFF”. However, the low
Front balance ( L R BAL. L/R frequency sounds of the front, center, or
surround speakers are output from the sub
XXX)
woofer according to the settings made for each
Lets you adjust the balance between front left speaker in the speaker setup (pages 15–19).
and right speakers.
Dynamic range compressor ( D. RANGE
Center level (CTR XXX dB) COMP. XXX)
Lets you adjust the level of the center speaker. Lets you compress the dynamic range of the
Surround left level (SUR.L. XXX dB) sound track. This may be useful when you want
to watch movies at low volumes late at night.
Lets you adjust the level of the surround left
We recommend using the “MAX” setting.
speaker.
• To reproduce the sound track with no
Surround right level (SUR.R. XXX dB) compression, select “OFF”.
Lets you adjust level of the surround right • To reproduce the sound track with the dynamic
speaker. range intended by the recording engineer, select
“STD”.
Sub woofer level (S.W. XXX dB)
• To compress the dynamic range in small steps
Lets you adjust the level of the sub woofer. to achieve the sound you desire, select “0.1”–
“0.9”.
• To reproduce a dramatic compression of the
dynamic range, select “MAX”.
Note
Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby
Digital sources only.

continued

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Customizing sound fields (continued)

Adjusting the bass and treble


The BASS +/– and TREBLE +/– button lets
you adjust the tone (bass or treble) of the front
speakers for optimum sound. You can adjust
the tone for each separate sound field.
1 Start playing a program source
encoded with multi channel surround
sound.
2 Press BASS +/– or TREBLE +/– to
adjust the tone.
The setting is stored automatically.

Initial settings
Parameter Initial setting
BASS 0 dB
TREB. 0 dB

Bass (BASS)
Lets you adjust the bass tone.
Treble (TREB.)
Lets you adjust the treble tone.
Note
When you use the Micro Satellite Speakers or other
small speakers, adjust LEVEL on the subwoofer
(page 20) to reinforce the bass.

Resetting customized sound


fields to the factory settings

1 If the power is on, press ?/1 to turn off


the power.
2 Hold down MODE and press ?/1.
“SF. CLR.” appears in the display and all
sound fields are reset at once.

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Receiving Broadcasts
Notes
Before receiving broadcasts, make sure you • Do not press any button on the receiver or supplied
have connected FM and AM antennas to the remote during autobetical operation.
receiver (page 7). • If you move to another area, repeat this procedure
to store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see
page 33.
Storing FM stations • If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
automatically valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
(AUTOBETICAL)
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
Direct tuning
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and
You can enter a frequency of the station you
FM RDS stations in alphabetical order without
want directly by using the numeric buttons on
redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the
the supplied remote. For details on the buttons

Receiving Broadcasts
stations with the clearest signals.
used in this section, see pages 39-45 for remote
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by RM-PP411 and pages 46-49 for remote
one, see “Presetting radio stations” on page 33. RM-U306.
1 Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver. 1 Press TUNER on the remote.
2 Hold down MEMORY and press ?/1 to The last received station is tuned in.
turn the receiver back on.
2 Press FM* or AM* to select the FM or
“AUTO-BETICAL SELECT” appears in AM band.
the display and the receiver scans and stores
all the FM and FM RDS stations in the 3 Press D. TUNING on the remote.
broadcast area. 4 Press the numeric buttons to enter the
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks for frequency.
stations broadcasting the same program, Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
then stores only the one with the clearest
signal. The selected RDS stations are sorted 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
alphabetically by their Program Service
Example 2: AM 1350 kHz
name, then assigned a 2-character preset (You don’t have to enter the last “0” when the
code. For more details on RDS, see page 34. tuning scale is set to 10 kHz.)
Regular FM stations are assigned
2-character preset codes and stored after the 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
RDS station.
If you cannot tune in a station and the
When done, “FINISH” appears in the
entered numbers flash
display momentarily and the receiver
returns to the normal operation. Make sure you’ve entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 3 and 4.
If the entered numbers still flash, the
frequency is not used in your area.
* For models of area code CEL, CEK: FM/AM.

continued

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Direct tuning (continued)
Automatic tuning
5 If you’ve tuned in an AM station, adjust If you don’t know the frequency of the station
the direction of the AM loop antenna for you want, you can let the receiver scan all
optimum reception. available stations in your area.
6 Repeat steps 2 to 5 to receive another 1 Press TUNER.
station.
The last received station is tuned in.

Tips 2 Press FM** or AM** to select the FM or


• If you do not remember the precise frequency, press AM band.
TUNING + or TUNING – after entering the value
close to the frequency you want. The receiver
3 Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
automatically tunes in the station you want. If the Press TUNING + to scan from low to high;
frequency seems to be higher than the entered press TUNING – to scan from high to low.
value, press TUNING +, and if the frequency seems The receiver stops scanning whenever a
to be lower than the entered value, press
TUNING –.
station is received.
• If “STEREO” flashes in the display and the FM When the receiver reaches either end of
stereo reception is poor, press FM MODE to change the band
to monaural (MONO). You will not be able to enjoy
the stereo effect, but the sound will be less Scanning is repeated in the same direction.
distorted. To return to stereo mode, press FM
MODE again.
4 To continue scanning, press TUNING +
or TUNING – again.
The tuning scale differs depending on the area code
as shown in the following table. For details on area ** For models of area code CEL, CEK: FM/AM.
codes, see page 4.

Area code FM AM
Preset tuning
U, CA 100 kHz 10 kHz*
After you have tuned in stations using Direct
SP, CEL, CEK 50 kHz 9 kHz Tuning or Automatic Tuning, you can preset
E2/E3, AR, MX 50 kHz 9 kHz* them to the receiver. Then you can tune in any
of the stations directly by entering its
* The AM tuning scale can be changed (page 54). 2-character preset code using the supplied
remote. Up to 30 FM or AM stations can be
preset. The receiver will also scan all the
stations that you have preset.
Before tuning to preset stations, be sure to
preset them by performing steps on “Presetting
radio stations”.

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Presetting radio stations Tuning to preset stations

1 Press TUNER. You can tune the preset stations by either of the
following two ways.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Tune in the station that you want to Scanning the preset stations
preset using Direct Tuning (page 31) or 1 Press TUNER.
Automatic Tuning (page 32). The last received station is tuned in.
3 Press MEMORY. 2 Press PRESET TUNING +* or PRESET
“MEMORY” appears in the display for a TUNING –* repeatedly to select the
few seconds. preset station you want.
Do steps 4 to 6 before “MEMORY” goes Each time you press the button, the receiver
out. tunes in one preset station at a time, in the
4 Press SHIFT to select a memory page corresponding order and direction as
(A, B or C). follows:

Receiving Broadcasts
Each time you press SHIFT, the letter “A”, nA1˜A2˜...˜A0˜B1˜B2˜...˜B0N
“B”, or “C” appears in the display.
nC0˜...C2˜C1N
5 Press PRESET TUNING +* or PRESET
TUNING –* to select a preset number.
If “MEMORY” goes out before you press * For models of area code CEL, CEK: PRESET/PTY
SELECT + or PRESET/PTY SELECT –.
the preset number, start again from step 3.
Using the preset codes
6 Press MEMORY again to store the Use the supplied remote to perform the
station.
following operations. For details on the buttons
If “MEMORY” goes out before you can
used in this section, see pages 39–45 for remote
store the station, start again from step 3.
RM-PP411 and pages 46–49 for remote
7 Repeat steps 2 to 6 to preset another RM-U306.
station.
1 Press TUNER on the remote.
* For models of area code CEL, CEK: PRESET/PTY The last received station is tuned in.
SELECT + or PRESET/PTY SELECT –.
2 Press SHIFT to select a memory page
To change a preset number to (A, B, or C), then press the preset
another station number of the station you want using
Do steps 1 to 6 to preset a new station to the the numeric buttons.
number.

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Notes
Using the Radio Data • If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
System (RDS) display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more,
the message scrolls across the display.
(Models of area code CEL, CEK only) • If a station does not provide a particular RDS
This receiver also allows you to use RDS service, “NO XXX” (such as “NO PTY”) appears in
(Radio Data System), which enables radio the display.
stations to send additional information along
with the regular program signal. You can use Scanning preset stations by
the following convenient RDS features: program type
– Displaying RDS information You can tune in preset stations according to a
– Scanning preset stations by program type program type that you specify. The receiver
Note that RDS is operable only for FM scans for stations in its preset memory currently
stations.* broadcasting the specified program type.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
1 Press PTY.
not familiar with the RDS services in your area, 2 Press PRESET/PTY SELECT + or
check with your local radio stations for details. PRESET/PTY SELECT – to select the
program type.
Receiving RDS broadcasts See the table below for the information on
Simply select a station on the FM band each program type.
using direct tuning (page 31), automatic
tuning (page 32), or preset tuning
3 Press PTY.
(page 32). While the receiver is scanning stations,
When you tune in a station that provides RDS “SEARCH” and the programme type are
services, the RDS indicator lights up and the displayed alternately.
program station name normally appears in the When the receiver finds a station, the
display. receiver stops scanning. When the receiver
could not find any preset stations currently
Note broadcasting the specified program type,
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned “NO PTY” appears in the display.
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal strength is weak.

Displaying RDS information

While receiving an RDS station, press


DISPLAY.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
Program Station name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in
24-hour system) t Sound field currectly
applied
a) Type of program being broadcast (page 35).
b) Text messages sent by the RDS station.

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Description of program types Program type Description
indication
Program type Description TRAVEL Programs about travel. Not for
indication announcements that are located by
NEWS News programs TP/TA
AFFAIRS Topical programs that expand LEISURE Programs on recreational activities
on current news such as gardening, fishing,
cooking, etc.
INFO Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects, JAZZ Jazz programs
including consumer affairs and COUNTRY Country music programs
medical advice
NATION M Programs featuring the popular
SPORT Sports programs music of the country or region
EDUCATE Educational programs, such as OLDIES Programs featuring oldies music
“how-to” and advice programs
FOLK M Folk music programs
DRAMA Radio plays and serials
DOCUMENT Investigative features
CULTURE Programs about national or

Receiving Broadcasts
NONE Any programs not defined above
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
SCIENCE Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
VARIED Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel games,
and comedy
POP M Popular music programs
ROCK M Rock music programs
EASY M Easy Listening
LIGHT M Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
CLASSICS Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
OTHER M Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
WEATHER Weather information
FINANCE Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN Programs for children
SOCIAL Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION Programs of religious content
PHONE IN Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum

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Other Operations
4 Press ENTER.
Naming preset stations 5 Repeat steps 2 to 4 to assign index
and program sources name for another station or program
source.

You can enter a name (index name) of up to 8 Note


(Models of area code CEL, CEK only)
characters for preset stations and program
You cannot change the name of an RDS station.
sources. These names (for example, “VHS”)
appear in the receiver’s display when a station
or program source is selected. Note that no Recording
more than one name can be entered for each
preset station or program source. Before you begin, make sure you’ve connected
This function is useful for distinguishing all components properly.
components of the same kind. For example,
two VCRs can be specified as “VHS” and
“8MM”, respectively. It is also handy for Recording on an audio tape
identifying components connected to jacks or MiniDisc
meant for another type of component, for You can record on a cassette tape or MiniDisc
example, a second CD player connected to the using the receiver. See the operating
MD/TAPE jacks. instructions of your cassette deck or MD deck
1 To name a preset station if you need help.
Press TUNER. 1 Select the component to be recorded.
The last station you received is tuned in.
If you are not familiar with how to tune in 2 Prepare the component for playing.
preset stations, see “Tuning to preset For example, insert a CD into the CD
stations” on page 33. player.

To name a program source 3 Insert a blank tape or MD into the


Select the program source (component) recording deck and adjust the
to be named. recording level, if necessary.

2 Press NAME. 4 Start recording on the recording deck,


then start playback on the playback
3 Create an index name by using MENU + component.
or MENU – and MENU or MENU : Notes
Press MENU + or MENU – to select a • Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output
character, then press MENU to move the from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks.
cursor to the next position. • When MULTI CH IN is selected, the analog audio
signals of the current function is output from the
To insert a space REC OUT jacks (HT-DDW840 only).
Press MENU + or MENU – until a blank
space appears in the display.
If you’ve made a mistake
Press MENU or MENU repeatedly
until the character to be changed flashes,
then press MENU + or MENU – to select
the right character.

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Recording on a video tape
Using the Sleep Timer
You can record from a VCR, a TV, a DVD
player or an LD player using the receiver. You You can set the receiver to turn off
can also add audio from a variety of audio automatically at a specified time.
sources when editing a video tape. See the
operating instructions of your VCR or LD Press SLEEP on the front panel
player if you need help. (HT-DDW740 only) or on the remote while
the power is on.
1 Select the program source to be Each time you press the button, the display
recorded. changes cyclically as follows:
2 Prepare the component for playing. 2-00-00 t 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00
For example, insert the laser disc you want t OFF
to record into the LD player. The display dims after you have specified the
time.
3 Insert a blank video tape into the VCR
(VIDEO 1) for recording. Tips
4 Start recording on the recording VCR, • You can freely specify the time. After pressing
SLEEP, specify the time you want using the MENU
then start playing the video tape or
/ and MENU +/– on the receiver. The sleep

Other Operations
laser disc you want to record. time changes in 1 minute intervals. You can specify
Tip up to 5 hours.
You can record the sound from any audio source onto • To check the remaining time before the receiver
a video tape while copying from a video tape or laser turns off, press SLEEP. The remaining time appears
disc. Locate the point where you want to start in the display.
recording from another audio source, select the
program source, then start playback. The audio from
that source will be recorded onto the audio track of Adjustments using the
the video tape instead of the audio from the original
medium. To resume audio recording from the original SET UP button
medium, select the video source again.
Notes The SET UP button allows you to make the
• Make sure to make both digital and analog following adjustments.
connections to the VIDEO 2 and DVD/LD inputs.
Analog recording is not possible if you make only 1 Press SET UP.
digital connections.
• When MULTI CH IN is selected, the analog audio
2 Press MENU or MENU to select
signals of the current function is output from the the parameter you want to adjust.
REC OUT jacks (HT-DDW840 ony).
3 Press MENU + or MENU – to select the
setting you want.
The setting is entered automatically.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set
all of the parameters that follow.

continued

37GB
Adjustments using the SET UP
button (continued)
Initial settings
Parameter Initial setting
C.MODE.AVX AV2
PRO LOGIC * II MOVIE

* HT-DDW840 only

x Selecting the command mode of the


remote (C.MODE.AVX)
Lets you select the command mode of the
remote. Change the command mode when you
use 2 Sony receivers in the same room.

x 2ch decode mode ( PRO LOGIC )


Lets you specify the type of decoding for the 2
channel source. This receiver incorporates with
Dolby Pro Logic II which has movie mode and
music mode, and the receiver can reproduce the
2 channel sound in 5.1 channel through Dolby
Pro Logic II.
• When set to “DOLBY PL”, the receiver
performs the Pro Logic decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channel is decoded into 4
channels.
• When set to “II MOVIE”, the receiver performs
the Pro Logic II movie mode decoding. This
setting is ideal for the movies encoded in Dolby
Surround. Besides, this mode can reproduce the
sound in 5.1 channel when watching the videos
of old movies or in the dubbed language.
• When set to “II MUSIC”, the receiver performs
the Pro Logic II music mode decoding. This
setting is ideal for the normal stereo sources,
such as CDs.
Note
Dolby Pro Logic II does not function for DTS or
MPEG format signals.

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Operations Using the Remote RM-PP411

HT-DDW840 only
You can use the remote RM-PP411 to operate
Remote button
the components in your system. description

Before you use your TV ?/1 AV ?/1


USE MODE P
?/1

remote VIDEO1
SYSTEM STANDBY SLEEP
VIDEO2 VIDEO3 DVD/LD

AV1 AV2
TV/SAT MD/TAPE CD/SACD TUNER

PHONO AUX MULTI CH SOURCE

Inserting batteries into the TEST SOUND FIELD

remote TONE

1
PRESET AUTO DEC MODE

2 3
MPX/ ANALOG
DUAL DIRECT 2CH

Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and – 4


SWAP/
5
JUMP/
6
PRESET/
AUDIO ANGLE TIME CH/D.SKIP
properly oriented in the battery compartment. 7 8 9

When using the remote, point it at the remote .


SUBTITLE
>
ENTER

0/10 >10/11 12
sensor g on the receiver. SHIFT

m
D.TUNING DISC

M
ALT
-
ANT CLEAR SEARCH MODE

N X x

TOP MENU/ MUTING


GUIDE AV MENU

MASTER

Operations Using the Remote RM-PP411


F
VOL
ENTER/ G g
EXECUTE
f
O

DISPLAY RETURN/EXIT
TV/ MAIN
TV VOL TV CH VIDEO MENU

WIDE ON SCREEN

Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for
about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates
the receiver, replace all batteries with new ones. The tables below show the settings of each
Notes button.
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or Remote Operations Function
humid place. Button
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
?/1 Receiver Turns the receiver on or off.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a SLEEP Receiver Activates the sleep
malfunction. function and the duration
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period which the receiver turns
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible off automatically.
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
VIDEO 1 Receiver To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 3)
VIDEO 2 Receiver To watch VCR.
(VTR mode 1)

continued

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Remote Button Description Remote Operations Function
(continued) Button
V/v Receiver Select a menu item.
Remote Operations Function
B/b Receiver Makes adjustment or
Button
change the setting.
VIDEO 3 Receiver To watch VCR.
MASTER Receiver Adjusts the master
(VTR mode 2)
VOL +/– volume of the receiver.
DVD/LD Receiver To watch DVD or laser
MAIN Receiver Press this button
disc.
MENU repeatedly to select one
TV/SAT Receiver To watch TV programs of the four cursor modes:
or satellite receiver. SURR, LEVEL, SET UP
MD/TAPE Receiver To listen to Minidisc and NAME.
or audio tape. ON Receiver To display the menus of
CD/SACD Receiver To listen to compact disc. SCREEN the receiver on the TV
screen.
TUNER Receiver To listen to radio
programs. AV ?/1 TV/VCR/ Turns the audio and
CD player/ video components on or
PHONO Receiver To listen to turntable.
VCD player/ off.
AUX Receiver To listen to an audio LD player/
equipment. DVD player/
MULTI CH Receiver Selects MULTI CH IN MD deck/
source. DAT deck
TEST Receiver Press to output test tone. SYSTEM Receiver/TV/ Turns off the receiver and
TONE STANDBY VCR/Satellite other Sony audio/video
(Press tuner/CD components.
PRESET Receiver Selects preset sound field
AV ?/1 player/VCD
(e.g. Cinema Studio
and ?/1 player/LD player/
EX A, B, C).
at the DVD player/
AUTO DEC Receiver Selects AUTO same time) MD deck/DAT
DECODING mode. deck/Tape deck
MPX/DUAL Receiver Select Dual Mono or 1–9 and Receiver Use with “SHIFT” button
Bilingual sound of Dolby 0/10 to select tuner preset
Digital, DTS or AAC, etc. station numeric input
ANALOG Receiver Selects 2CH ANALOG during DIRECT
DIRECT DIRECT. TUNING or MEMORY
mode.
2CH Receiver Selects 2CH mode.
CD player/ Select track numbers. 0
MODE +/– Receiver Selects sound field mode. VCD player/ selects track 10.
SHIFT Receiver Press repeatedly to select LD player/
a memory page for MD deck/
presetting radio stations DAT deck
or tuning to preset TV/VCR/ Select channel numbers.
stations. Satellite tuner
D.TUNING Receiver Tuner station direct key- >10/11 CD player/ Select track numbers
in-mode. VCD player/ over 10.
MUTING Receiver Mutes the sound from the LD player/MD
receiver. deck/Tape deck

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Remote Operations Function Remote Operations Function
Button Button
AUDIO TV/ VCR/ Changes the sound to m/M CD player/ Searches tracks
DVD player Multiplex, Bilingual or VCD player/ (forward or backward).
Multi channel TV Sound. DVD player/
SWAP*/ TV Swaps the small and LD player/
ANGLE large picture. MD deck
DVD player To select viewing angle VCR/ Fastforwards or
or changes the angles. DAT deck/ rewinds.
Tape deck
JUMP/ TV Toggles between the
TIME previous and the current N VCR/ Starts play.
channels. CD player/
VCD player/
CD player/ Shows the time or
LD player/
VCD player/ displays the playing time
DVD player/
DVD player of disc, etc.
MD deck/
PRESET/ Receiver Scans and selects preset DAT deck/
CH/ stations. Tape deck
D.SKIP +/– TV/VCR/ Selects preset channels. X VCR/ Pauses play or record.
satellite tuner CD player/ (Also starts recording
CD player/ Skips discs (multi-disc VCD player/ with components in
VCD player/ changer only). LD player/ record standby.)
DVD player/ DVD player/

Operations Using the Remote RM-PP411


MD deck MD deck/
DAT deck/
ENTER TV/VCR/ After selecting a channel, Tape deck
satellite tuner/ disc or track using the
LD player/ numeric buttons, press to x VCR/ Stops play.
MD deck/ enter the value. CD player/
DAT deck/ VCD player/
Tape deck LD player/
DVD player/
DISC CD player/ Selects a disc directly MD deck/
VCD player (multi-disc changer DAT deck/
only). Tape deck
ANT VCR Selects output signal DISPLAY TV/VCR/ Selects information
from aerial terminal: TV VCD player/ displayed on the TV
signal or VCR program. LD player/ screen.
./> VCR/ Skips tracks. DVD player
CD player/ RETURN/ VCD player/ Returns to the previous
VCD player/
EXIT LD player/ menu.
LD player/
DVD player
DVD player/
MD deck/ Satellite Exits the menu.
DAT deck/ tuner
Tape deck SUBTITLE DVD player Changes the subtitles.

* Only for Sony TVs with the picture-in-picture continued


function.

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Remote Button Description Notes
(continued) • Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model of the receiver.
Remote Operations Function • The above explanation is intended to serve as an
Button example only.
Therefore, depending on the component the above
CLEAR DVD player Press if you made a operation may not be possible or may operate
mistake when you press differently than described.
the number button or • The VIDEO 3, TV/SAT, PHONO, AUX, SOURCE,
press to return to the MPX/DUAL, ANALOG DIRECT, 12 and ON
continuous play etc. SCREEN functions are not available for set
SEARCH DVD player Select searching mode. operation.
MODE Press to select the unit for
search (track, index, etc.)
TOP MENU/ DVD player Displays DVD title.
Selecting the mode of the
GUIDE remote
AV MENU VCR/Satellite/ Displays menu.
tuner/
Set the remote mode using the USE MODE
DVD player
button and the remote mode buttons.
O VCD player/ Returns to the previous
LD player/ menu or exits the menu. Selecting the command mode
DVD player You can switch the command mode (AV1 or
V/v/B/b VCR/Satellite Selects a menu item. AV2) of the remote. If the command mode of
tuner/ the receiver and the remote is different, you
DVD player cannot use the remote to operate the receiver.
ENTER/ VCR/satellite Press to enter the
EXECUTE tuner/ selection. Press 1 (AV1) (or 2 (AV2)) while pressing
DVD player down USE MODE.
TV ?/1 TV Turns the TV on or off. The indicator lights once (twice for AV2) , then
-/-- TV Selects the channel the command mode switches.
entry mode, either one
To check the mode of the remote
or two digit.
Press USE MODE. You can check the remote
TV VOL TV Adjust the volume of the
by the indicator.
+/– TV.
TV CH +/– TV Select preset TV Mode Indicator lights
channels. AV1 once
TV/ TV Selects input signal: TV AV2 twice
VIDEO input or video input.
WIDE TV Selects the wide picture
mode.
To reset the remote to factory
settings
USE MODE Remote To set up the
remote. Press =/1, AV =/1, and MASTER VOL – at
AV1 and Remote Select the command the same time.
AV2 mode of the remote. The indicator lights 3 times, then goes off.
SOURCE Remote Selects 2ND AV output.
ALT Remote Change remote key
function to activate those
buttons with orange
printing.

42GB
Programming the remote 5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to control other
components.

You can program the remote to control non- To cancel programming


Sony components by changing the code. Once Press USE MODE during any step. The remote
the control signals have been memorized, you automatically exits the programming mode.
can use those components as part of your
To activate the function after
system.
programming.
Furthermore, you can also program the remote
Press the programmed button to activate the
for Sony components that the remote is unable
function you want.
to control. Note that the remote can only
control components that accept infrared
wireless control signals. If programming is unsuccessful,
check the following:
1 Press AV ?/1 while pressing down USE • If the indicator does not light up in step 1, the
MODE. batteries are weak. Replace both batteries.
The indicator lights. • If the indicator flashes 4 times in quick succession
while entering the numeric code, an error has
occurred. Start again from step 1.
2 Press the function button (including
TV ?/1) for the component you want to
Notes
control.
• The indicator turns off while a valid button is
For example, if you are going to control a pressed.

Operations Using the Remote RM-PP411


CD player, press CD/SACD. • In step 2, if several function buttons are pressed,
only the last pressed button is valid.
3 Press the numeric buttons to enter the • In step 2, if you press TV ?/1, only TV VOL +/–,
numeric code (or one of the codes if TV CH +/–, TV/VIDEO and WIDE buttons are
more than one code exists) reprogrammed.
corresponding to the component and • In step 3, if a function button is pressed, the new
the maker of the component you want function is selected and the programming
to control. procedure returns to the beginning of step 3.
See the tables on pages 44 and 45 for • For the numeric codes, only the first three numbers
entered are valid.
information on the numeric code(s)
corresponding to the component and the
To clear the memory of the remote
maker of the component (the first digit and
the last two digits of the numeric code To clear all programmed and learned signals,
correspond to the category and the maker’s do the following to reset the remote to factory
code respectively.) settings.

4 Press ENTER. Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at


the same time.
Once the numeric code has been verified,
the indicator slowly flashes twice and the The indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off.
remote automatically exits the programming
mode. continued

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Programming the remote (continued) To control a DAT deck
Maker Code(s)

The numeric codes corresponding to SONY 203


the component and the maker of the PIONEER 219
component

Use the numeric codes in the tables below to To control an MD deck


control non-Sony components and also Sony Maker Code(s)
components that the remote is normally unable SONY 301
to control. Since the remote signal that a DENON 302
component accepts differs depending on the
JVC 303
model and year of the component, more than
one numeric code may be assigned to a KENWOOD 304
component. If you fail to program your remote
using one of the codes, try using other codes. To control a tape deck
Notes Maker Code(s)
• The numeric codes are based on the latest SONY 201, 202
information available for each brand. There is a
DENON 204, 205
chance, however, that your component will not
respond to some or all of the codes. KENWOOD 206, 207, 208, 209
• All of the functions on this remote may not be NAKAMICHI 210
available when used with your particular
component. PANASONIC 216
PHILIPS 211, 212
To control a CD player PIONEER 213, 214

Maker Code(s) TECHNICS 215, 216

SONY 101, 102, 103 YAMAHA 217, 218


DENON 104, 123
JVC 105, 106, 107 To control an LD player
KENWOOD 108, 109, 110 Maker Code(s)
MAGNAVOX 111, 116 SONY 601, 602, 603
MARANTZ 116 PIONEER 606
ONKYO 112, 113, 114
PANASONIC 115 To control a video CD player
PHILIPS 116 Maker Code(s)
PIONEER 117 SONY 605
TECHNICS 115, 118, 119
YAMAHA 120, 121, 122

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To control a VCR To control a TV
Maker Code(s) Maker Code(s)
SONY 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, SONY 501
706 DAEWOO 504, 505, 506, 507, 515,
AIWA 710, 750, 757, 758 544
AKAI 707, 708, 709, 759 FISHER 508
BLAUPUNKT 740 GOLDSTAR 503, 511, 512, 515, 534,
544
EMERSON 711, 712, 713, 714, 715,
716, 750 GRUNDIG 517, 534
FISHER 717, 718, 719, 720 HITACHI 513, 514, 515, 544
GENERAL ELECTRIC 721, 722, 730 ITT/NOKIA 521, 522
GOLDSTAR 723, 753 JVC 516
GRUNDIG 724 MAGNAVOX 503, 518, 544
HITACHI 722, 725, 729, 741 MITSUBISHI/MGA 503, 519, 544
ITT/NOKIA 717 NEC 503, 520, 544
JVC 726, 727, 728, 736 PANASONIC 509, 524
MAGNAVOX 730, 731, 738 PHILIPS 515, 518
MITSUBISHI/MGA 732, 733, 734, 735 PIONEER 509, 525, 526, 540
NEC 736 RCA/PROSCAN 510, 527, 528, 529, 544

Operations Using the Remote RM-PP411


PANASONIC 729, 730, 737, 738, 739, SAMSUNG 503, 515, 531, 532, 533,
740 534, 544
PHILIPS 729, 730, 731 SANYO 508, 545
PIONEER 729 SHARP 535
RCA/PROSCAN 722, 729, 730, 731, 741, TELEFUNKEN 523, 536, 537, 538
747 THOMSON 530, 537, 539
SAMSUNG 742, 743, 744, 745 TOSHIBA 535, 540, 541
SANYO 717, 720, 746 ZENITH 542, 543
SHARP 748, 749
TELEFUNKEN 751, 752 To control a satellite tuner or cable
TOSHIBA 747, 755, 756 box
ZENITH 754
Maker Code(s)
SONY 801, 802
To control a DVD player JERROLD/G.I. 806, 807, 808, 809, 810,
Maker Code(s) 811, 812, 813, 814
SONY 401, 402, 403 PANASONIC 818
PANASONIC 406, 408 RCA 805, 819
PHILIPS 407 S. ATLANTA 815, 816, 817
PIONEER 409
TOSHIBA 404
DENON 405

45GB
Operations Using the Remote RM-U306

HT-DDW740 only
You can use the remote RM-U306 to operate Remote button
the components in your system. description
AV
Before you use your SLEEP ?/1
?/1

remote SYSTEM
STANDBY

VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 DVD/LD

Inserting batteries into the MD/TAPE CD TUNER

remote TOP MENU


F
DVD MENU

Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and – 1 2 3


G ENTER g
properly oriented in the battery compartment.
4 5 6
When using the remote, point it at the remote O
f
sensor g on the receiver. 7 8 9
SHIFT D.TUNING
>10 0 ENTER
- RETURN
] – CH/PRESET + TV/VIDEO
} . >
}
] ANT
TV/VTR
m M D.SKIP

N X x
Tip SOUND FIELD
A.DEC MODE 2CH
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for
about 6 months. When the remote no longer operates TEST TONE MAIN MENU MULTI CH

the receiver, replace all batteries with new ones.


MENU MUTING
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or MASTER
humid place. VOL
• 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 TV VOL TV CH
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.

46GB
The tables below show the settings of each Remote Operations Function
button. Button

Remote Operations Function MENU +/– Receiver Makes adjustment or


Button change the setting.
SLEEP Receiver Activates the sleep MUTING Receiver Mutes the sound from
function and the duration the receiver.
which the receiver turns MASTER Receiver Adjust the master volume
off automatically. VOL+/– of the receiver.
?/1 Receiver Turns the receiver on or AV ?/1 TV/VCR/ Turns the audio and
off. CD player/ video components on
VIDEO 1 Receiver To watch VCR. VCD player/ or off.
(VTR mode 3) LD player/
DVD player/
VIDEO 2 Receiver To watch VCR. MD deck/
(VTR mode 1) DAT deck
DVD/LD Receiver To watch DVD or laser SYSTEM Receiver/TV/ Turns off the receiver and
disc. STANDBY VCR/Satellite other Sony audio/video
MD/TAPE Receiver To listen to Minidisc or (Press tuner/CD components.
audio tape. AV ?/1 player/VCD
CD Receiver To listen to compact disc. and ?/1 player/LD player/
at the DVD player/MD
TUNER Receiver To listen to radio same time) deck/DAT deck/
programs. Tape deck
SHIFT Receiver Press repeatedly to select 0-9 Receiver Use with “SHIFT” button
a memory page for to select tuner preset
presetting radio stations station numeric input

Operations Using the Remote RM-U306


or tuning to preset during DIRECT
stations. TUNING or MEMORY
D.TUNING Receiver Tuner station direct key- mode.
in-mode. CD player/ Selects track numbers.
A.DEC Receiver Selects AUTO VCD player/ 0 selects track 10.
DECODING mode. LD player/
MODE Receiver Selects sound field mode. MD deck/
DAT deck
2CH Receiver Selects 2CH mode.
TV/VCR/ Selects channel numbers.
TEST Receiver Press to output test tone. satellite tuner
TONE
>10 CD player/ Selects tracks numbers
MAIN Receiver Press this button VCD player over 10.
MENU repeatedly to select one LD player/
of the four cursor modes: MD deck/
SURR, LEVEL, SET UP Tape deck
and NAME.
ENTER TV/VCR/ After selecting a channel,
MULTI CH Receiver Select MULTI CH IN Satellite tuner/ disc or track usng the
source. LD player/ numeric buttons, press
MENU </> Receiver Selects a menu item. MD deck/ to enter the value.
DAT deck/
Tape deck
RETURN VCD player Go back to previous
menu.

continued

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Remote Button Description Remote Operations Function
(continued) Button
D. SKIP CD player/ Skips discs (multi-disc
Remote Operations Function VCD player/ changer only).
Button DVD player/
CH/ Receiver Scans and selects preset MD deck
PRESET+/– stations. TOP DVD player Displays DVD title.
TV/VCR/ Selects preset channels. MENU
satellite tuner DVD DVD player Displays DVD menu.
./> VCR/ Skips tracks. MENU
CD player/ ENTER DVD player Enters the selection.
VCD player/
O DVD player Returns to the previous
LD player/
menu or exits the menu.
DVD player/
MD deck/ V/v/B/b DVD player Selects a menu item.
DAT deck/ -/-- TV Selects the channel entry
Tape deck mode, either one or two
m/M CD player/ Searches tracks digit.
DVD player/ (forward or backward). TV/VIDEO TV Selects input signal: TV
VCD player input or video input.
VCR/ Fastforwards or TV VOL TV Adjusts the volume
LD player/ rewinds. +/– of the TV.
MD deck/
TV CH TV Selects preset TV
DAT deck/
+/– channels.
Tape deck
N VCR/ Starts play.
CD player/ Notes
VCD player/ • When you press the function buttons (VIDEO 1,
LD player/ VIDEO 2, DVD/LD), the input mode of the TV
DVD player/ might not switch to the corresponding input mode
MD deck/ that you want. In this case, press the TV/VIDEO
DAT deck/ button to switch the input mode of the TV.
Tape deck • Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model of the receiver.
X VCR/ Pauses play or record.
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
CD player/ (Also starts recording
example only.
VCD player/ with components in
Therefore, depending on the component the above
LD player/ record standby.)
operation may not be possible or may operate
DVD player/ differently than described.
MD deck/
• The MULTI CH function is not available for set
DAT deck/ operation.
Tape deck
x VCR/ Stops play.
CD player/
VCD player/
LD player/
DVD player/
MD deck/
DAT deck/
Tape deck
ANT VCR Selects output signal
TV/VTR from the aerial terminal:
TV signal or VCR
program.

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To reset a button to its factory
Changing the factory setting
setting of a function button Repeat the above procedure.

If the factory settings of the FUNCTION To reset all the function buttons to
buttons do not match your system components, their factory setting
you can change them. For example, if you have Press ?/1, AV ?/1 and MASTER VOL – at
a tape deck and you do not have an MD deck, the same time.
you can assign the MD/TAPE button to your
tape deck.
Note that the settings of the TUNER button
cannot be changed.
1 Hold down the Function button whose
function you want to change (for
example, MD/TAPE).
2 Press the corresponding button of the
component you want to assign to the
Function button (for example, 4 – Tape
deck).
The following buttons are assigned to select
the functions:
To operate Press
CD player 1

Operations Using the Remote RM-U306


DAT deck 2
MD deck 3
Tape deck A 4
Tape deck B 5
LD player 6
VCR (command mode VTR 1*) 7
VCR (command mode VTR 2*) 8
VCR (command mode VTR 3*) 9
TV 0
DSS (Digital Satellite Receiver) >10
DVD ENTER
VCD player .

* Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 1, 2 or 3


setting. These correspond to Beta, 8mm and
VHS respectively.
Now you can use the MD/TAPE button to
control the tape deck.

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Additional Information
If you encounter color irregularity on a nearby
TV screen
Precautions This speaker system is magnetically shielded to
allow it to be installed near a TV set. However,
On safety color irregularities may still be observed on certain
types of TV sets.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified If color irregularity is observed...
personnel before operating it any further.
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on again after
On power sources 15 to 30 minutes.
• Before operating the unit, check that the operating If color irregularity is observed again...
voltage is identical with your local power supply.
Place the speaker further away from the TV set.
The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the receiver. If howling occurs
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power Reposition the speakers or turn down the volume
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall on the receiver.
outlet, even if the receiver itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a long On cleaning
time, be sure to disconnect the receiver from the Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord, slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord. not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
• (Models of area code U, CA only) solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
One blade of the plug is wider than the other for the
purpose of safety and will fit into the wall outlet If you have any question or problem concerning your
only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop. Troubleshooting
On heat buildup
Although the unit heats up during operation, this is If you experience any of the following
not a malfunction. If you continuously use this unit at difficulties while using the receiver, use this
a large volume, the cabinet temperature of the top, troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid burning
yourself, do not touch the cabinet. problem. Also, see “Checking the connections”
on page 21 to verify that the connections are
On placement correct. Should any problem persist, consult
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate your nearest Sony dealer.
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and prolong the
life of the receiver. There is no sound or only a very low-level sound
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources, or in a no matter which component is selected.
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
• Check that the speakers and components are
mechanical shock.
connected securely and correctly.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet that
might block the ventilation holes and cause • Check that both the receiver and all the
malfunctions. components are turned on.
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on • Check that the MASTER VOLUME control is
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax, not set at VOL MIN.
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the • Press MUTING to cancel the muting function.
surface may result. • Check that the handphones are not connected.
On operation • The protective device on the receiver has been
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn activated because of a short circuit (“PROTECT”
off and unplug the receiver. flashes). Turn off the receiver, eliminate the
short-circuit problem and turn on the power
again.

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There is no sound from a specific component. There is no sound from the active sub woofer.
• Check that the component is connected correctly There is no sound output from the SUB WOOFER
to the audio input jacks for that component. terminal depending on the sound field (page 58).
• Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is
The surround effect cannot be obtained.
(are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component. Make sure the sound field function is on (press
MODE).
• Check that you have selected the correct
component on the receiver. Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel sound is not
reproduced.
There is no sound from one of the front
speakers. • Check that the playing DVD, etc. is recorded in
Dolby Digital or DTS format.
Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack
to verify that sound is output from the headphones • When connecting the DVD player, etc. to the
(page 22). digital input jacks of this receiver, check the
audio setting (settings for the audio output) of the
If only one channel is output from the headphones,
connected component.
the component may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check that all the cords are fully Recording cannot be done.
inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the • Check that the components are connected
component. correctly.
If both channels are output from the headphones, • Select the source component with function
the front speaker may not be connected to the button.
receiver correctly. Check the connection of the • Make sure that INPUT MODE is set to
front speaker which is not outputting any sound. “ANALOG” (page 22) before recording from a
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or digital component connected to the analog
reversed. MD/TAPE terminal.
• Check that the speakers and components are To connect an LD player via an RF demodulator.
connected correctly and securely. Connect the LD player to the RF demodulator,
• Adjust balance parameters in the LEVEL menu. then connect the RF demodulator’s optical or
There is severe hum or noise. coaxial digital output to the receiver’s jack. When

Additional Information
making this connection, be sure to set INPUT
• Check that the speakers and components are
MODE manually (page 22). The receiver may not
connected securely.
operate correctly if INPUT MODE is set to
• Check that the connecting cords are away from a “AUTO IN”.
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away For details on DOLBY DIGITAL RF hookups, see
from a TV set or fluorescent light. the operating instructions supplied with your RF
• Move your TV away from the audio components. demodulator.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
continued
There is no sound or only a very low-level sound
is heard from the center or /and surround
speaker.
• Make sure the sound field function is on (press
MODE).
• Select a sound field containing the word
“C.ST.EX” (pages 24–25).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 20).
• Make sure the center or/and surround speaker
size parameter is set to either “SMALL” or
“LARGE” (page 16).

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Troubleshooting (continued) The RDS information that you want does not
appear.*
Contact the radio station and find out whether they
The FM reception is poor. actually provide the service in question. If so, the
Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to service may be temporarily out of order.
connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna as
There is no picture or an unclear picture appears
shown below. If you connect the receiver to an
outdoor antenna, ground it against lightning. To on the TV screen or monitor.
prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the ground • Select the appropriate function on the receiver.
wire to a gas pipe. • Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
Receiver
The remote does not function.
Outdoor FM antenna ANTENNA
• The VIDEO3, TV/SAT, PHONO, AUX,
AM
SOURCE, MPX/DUAL, ANALOG DIRECT, 12
and ON SCREEN buttons on the remote are not
available for HT-DDW840 (RM-PP411 only).
• The MULTI CH button on the remote is not
FM Ground wire
75Ω
COAXIAL (not supplied) available for HT-DDW740 (RM-U306 only).
• Point the remote at the remote sensor g on the
receiver.
To ground • Check that the mode of the remote corresponds
to that of the receiver (pages 37 and 42)
(RM-PP411 only).
Radio stations cannot be tuned in. • Check that you select AV2 as the command
• Check that the antennas are connected securely. mode of the receiver (page 37) (RM-U306 only).
Adjust the antennas and connect an external • Remove any obstacles in the path between the
antenna if necessary. remote and the receiver.
• The signal strength of the stations is too weak • Replace both batteries in the remote with new
(when tuning in with automatic tuning). Use ones, if they are weak.
direct tuning. • Make sure you select the correct function on the
• Make sure you set the tuning interval correctly remote.
(when tuning in AM stations with direct tuning). • If the remote is set to operate the TV only, use
• No stations have been preset or the preset the remote to select a source or component other
stations have been cleared (when tuning by than TV before operating the receiver or other
scanning preset stations). Preset the stations component.
(page 33). • Press MAIN MENU on the remote before you
• Press DISPLAY so that the frequency appears in use the V/v/B/b buttons for receiver operation
the display. (RM-PP411 only).
RDS does not work.*
• Make sure that you’re tuned to an FM RDS * Models of area code CEL, CEK only.
station.
• Select a stronger FM station. Clearing the receiver’s memory
To clear See
All memorized settings page 15
Customized sound fields page 30

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Reference Power Output2)
Specifications (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
STR-K840P: FRONT1): 120 W/ch
CENTER1): 120 W
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS SURR1): 120 W/ch

Models of other area code


POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
HARMONIC DISTORTION: (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from STR-K840P: 100 W + 100 W2)
STR-K740P: 80 W + 80 W2)
40 – 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts (STR-K840P
only)/80 watts (STR-K740P only) per channel Reference Power Output2)
minimum RMS power, with no more than (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
STR-K840P: FRONT1): 120 W/ch
0.09 % total harmonic distortion from 250 CENTER1): 120 W
milliwatts to rated output (Models of area code SURR1): 120 W/ch
U only). STR-K740P: FRONT1): 100 W/ch
CENTER1): 100 W
SURR1): 100 W/ch
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT 1) Depending on the sound field settings and the
Models of area code U, CA source, there may be no sound output.
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode 2) Measured under the following conditions:
(8 ohms 40 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09 %)
STR-K840P: 100 W + 100 W Area code Power requirements
STR-K740P: 80 W + 80 W E2/E3 240 V AC, 50 Hz
SP, CEL, CEK, AR 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Reference Power Output
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %) MX 120 VAC, 60 Hz
STR-K840P: FRONT1):100 W/ch
CENTER1): 100 W
SURR1): 100 W/ch Frequency response
STR-K740P: FRONT1): 80 W/ch MULTI CH IN3), CD, 10 Hz – 50 kHz
CENTER1): 80 W

Additional Information
MD/TAPE, DVD/LD, +0.5/–2 dB (with sound
SURR1): 80 W/ch VIDEO 1, 2 field, and tone bypassed)
Models of area code CEL,CEK
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode Inputs (Analog)
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %) MULTI CH IN3), CD, Sensitivity: 250 mV
STR-K840P: 100 W + 100 W2) MD/TAPE, DVD/LD, Impedance: 50 kilohms
STR-K740P: 80 W + 80 W2)
VIDEO 1, 2 S/N4): 96 dB
Reference Power Output2) (A, 250 mV5))
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
STR-K840P: FRONT1): 100 W/ch 3) HT-DDW840 only
CENTER1): 100 W
4) INPUT SHORT (with sound field and tone
SURR1): 100 W/ch
STR-K740P: FRONT1): 80 W/ch bypassed).
CENTER1): 80 W 5) Weighted network, input level.
SURR1): 80 W/ch
continued
Models of area code AR, SP
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %)
STR-K840P: 90 W + 90 W2)

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Specifications (continued) Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono: 0.3%
Stereo: 0.5%
Inputs (Digital)
Separation 45 dB at 1 kHz
DVD/LD (Coaxial) Sensitivity: –
Impedance: 75 ohms Frequency response 30 Hz – 15 kHz,
S/N: 100 dB +0.5/–2 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Selectivity 60 dB at 400 kHz
VIDEO 2 (Optical) Sensitivity: –
Impedance: – AM tuner section
S/N: 100 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF) Tuning range
Models of area code U, CA
With 10-kHz tuning scale: 530 – 1710 kHz6)
Outputs With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1710 kHz6)
Models of area code E2/E3, AR, MX
MD/TAPE (OUT), Voltage: 250 mV
With 10-kHz tuning scale: 530 – 1610 kHz6)
VIDEO 1 Impedance: 10 kilohms With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1602 kHz6)
(AUDIO OUT) Models of area code SP, CEL, CEK
SUB WOOFER Voltage: 2 V With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1602 kHz
Impedance: 1 kilohms
Antenna Loop antenna

Tone Intermediate Frequency


Gain levels: ±6 dB, 1 dB step 450 kHz

FM tuner section Usable sensitivity 50 dB/m (at 1,000 kHz or


999 kHz)
Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
S/N 54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
Antenna terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced
Harmonic distortion 0.5 % (50 mV/m, 400 Hz)
Intermediate Frequency
10.7 MHz Selectivity
At 9 kHz: 35 dB
Sensitivity At 10 kHz: 40 dB
Mono: 18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/75 ohms
Stereo: 38.3 dBf, 22.5 µV/75 ohms
6) You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or
Usable sensitivity 11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms 10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off
S/N the receiver. Hold down PRESET TUNING + and
Mono: 76 dB press ?/1. All preset stations will be erased when
Stereo: 70 dB you change the tuning scale. To reset the scale to
10 kHz (or 9 kHz), repeat the procedure.

Video section
Inputs
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms

Outputs
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms

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General Frequcency range 160 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Power requirements
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Area code Power requirements SS-MSP2 Approx. 81 × 141 × 121 mm
U, CA, MX 120 V AC, 60 Hz (3 1/4 × 5 5/8 × 4 7/8
inches)
CEL, CEK 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz SS-CNP2 Approx. 230 × 81 × 121 mm
SP, AR 220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz (9 1/8 × 3 1/4 × 4 7/8
inches)
E2/E3 120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Mass
SS-MSP2 0.8 kg (1 lb 13 oz)
Power consumption SS-CNP2 1.0 kg (2 lb 4 oz)
Area code Power consumption SA-WMSP4 for HT-DDW840
U, MX STR-K840P: 210 W SA-WMSP2 for HT-DDW740
STR-K740P: 180 W
CA STR-K840P: 300 VA AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
STR-K740P: 260 VA
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
CEL, CEK, SP STR-K840P: 180 W
E2/E3, AR STR-K740P: 155 W
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
With 6 ohm loads, from 28 – 200 Hz; rated 100
Power consumption (during standby mode) watts (SA-WMSP4) / 50 watts (SA-WMSP2),
0.5 W minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.8%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to
Dimensions 430 × 145 × 298 mm
(16 7/8 × 5 6/8 × 11 6/8 rated output (Models of area code U only).
inches) including Speaker system Active subwoofer,
projecting parts and magnetically shielded
controls
Speaker unit Woofer: 20 cm cone type
Mass (Approx.) 7.0 kg (15 lb 7 oz)
Enclosure type Acoustically loaded bass
reflex

Additional Information
Speaker section
Continuous RMS power output
SS-MSP2 for front and surround speakers (6 ohms, 20 – 250 Hz)
SS-CNP2 for center speaker SA-WMSP4 100 W
Speaker system Full range, magnetically SA-WMSP2 50 W
shielded
Reproduction frequency range
Speaker units 70 mm × 100 mm cone 28Hz – 200 Hz
type
High frequency cut-off frequency
Enclosure type Bass reflex 150 Hz

Rated Impedance 8 ohms Input LINE IN (input pin jacks)

Power handling capacity (Maximum input


continued
power)
100 W

Sensitivity level 85 dB (1 W, 1 m)

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Specifications (continued)

Power requirements
Area code Power requirements
U, CA, MX 120 V AC, 60 Hz
CEL, CEK, SP 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
AR 220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
E2/E3 120/220/230 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption
SA-WMSP4 100 W
SA-WMSP2 50 W

Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 272 × 326 × 405


mm (10 3/4 × 12 7/8 × 16
inches) including front
panel
Mass
SA-WMSP4 10.0 kg (22 lb 1 oz)
SA-WMSP2 9.0 kg (19 lb 14 oz)

Supplied accessories
FM wire antenna (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Speaker connecting cord, long (2)
Speaker connecting cord, short (3)
Monaural connecting cord (1 phono to 1 phono) (1)
Coaxial digital cord (1)
Foot pads (speakers) (20)
Foot pads (subwoofer) (4)
Remote commander (1)
• RM-PP411 (HT-DDW840 only)
• RM-U306 (HT-DDW740 only)
R6 (size -AA) batteries (2)
Speakers
• Front speakers (2)
• Surround speakers (2)
• Center speaker (1)
• Subwoofer SA-WMSP4 (HT-DDW840 only) (1)
• Subwoofer SA-WMSP2 (HT-DDW740 only) (1)

For details on the area code of the component you


are using, see page 4.

Design and specifications are subject to change


without notice.

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Tables of settings using SURR, LEVEL, SET UP, BASS and
TREBLE buttons
You can make various settings using the LEVEL, SURR, SET UP, MENU +/– and MENU /
buttons. The tables below show each of the settings that these buttons can make.

Press Press MENU or MENU Press MENU + or MENU – to select Page


to select
SURR EFFECT depends on the sound field (15 steps) 28
LEVEL L R BAL. L/R XXX L +8 to R +8 (1 steps) 28
CTR XXX dB –10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
SUR.L. XXX dB –10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
SUR.R. XXX dB –10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
S.W. XXX dB –10 dB to +10 dB (1 dB steps)
L.F.E. XXX dB OFF, –20 dB to 0 dB (1 dB steps)
D. RANGE COMP. XXX OFF, 0.1 to 0.9 (0.1 steps), STD, MAX
SET UP L R (FRONT)1) LARGE, SMALL 16
C (CENTER)1) LARGE, SMALL, NO
SL SR (SURROUND)1) LARGE, SMALL, NO
SW (SUB WOOFER) S.W. XXX1) YES, NO
L R DIST. XX.X m between 1.0 meters and 12.0 meters
(0.1 meters steps)2)
C DIST. XX.X m between L R DIST. and 1.5 meters

(0.1 meters steps)3)

Additional Information
SL SR DIST. XX.X m between L R DIST. and 4.5 meters

(0.1 meters steps)4)


SL SR PL. XXX SIDE, MID, BEHD.
SL SR HGT. XXX LOW, HIGH
C.MODE.AVX AV1, AV2 37
PRO LOGIC 5) DOLBY PL, MOVIE, MUSIC

1) Only when you select NORM. SP.


2) For models of area code U, CA: between 3 feet and 40 feet (1 foot steps)
3) For models of area code U, CA: between L R DIST. and 5 feet (1 foot steps)

4) For models of area code U, CA: between L R DIST. and 15 feet (1 foot steps)
5) HT-DDW840 only

You can make various settings using the BASS +/– and TREBLE +/– buttons. The tables below
show each of the settings that these buttons can make.
Press To select Page
BASS +/– -6 dB to + 6 dB (1 dB steps) 30
TREBLE +/– -6 dB to + 6 dB (1 dB steps) 30

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Adjustable parameters for each sound field
The adjusted SURR, BASS and TREBLE parameters are stored in each sound field.
<SURR> <BASS> <TREBLE>
EFFECT
LEVEL
2CH ST. z z
AUTO DEC. z z
NORM.SURR. z z
C.ST.EX A z z z
C.ST.EX B z z z
C.ST.EX C z z z
HALL z z z
JAZZ z z z
CONCERT z z z
GAME z z z
MULTI CH IN1)
PCM96K

The adjusted LEVEL parameters are applied to all the sound fields.
< LEVEL >
FRONT CENTER SUR.L. SUR.R. S. WOOFER LFE D.RANGE
BAL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL MIX2) COMP2)
2CH ST. z z z
AUTO DEC. z z z z z z z
NORM.SURR. z z z z z z z
C.ST.EX A z z z z z z z
C.ST.EX B z z z z z z z
C.ST.EX C z z z z z z z
HALL z z z z z3) z z
JAZZ z z z z z3) z z
CONCERT z z z z z3) z z
GAME z z z z z z z
MULTI CH IN1) z z z z z
PCM96K z

1) HT-DDW840 only
2) These parameters may not operate depending on the source or adjustments. For details, see each item in
“Adjusting the level parameters” (page 28).
3) When these sound fields are selected, there is no sound output from the sub woofer if the front speaker size is
set to “LARGE”. However, sound will be output from the sub woofer if the digital input signal contains L.F.E.
signals.

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Additional Information

Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia


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