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Home theater sound 06
Using Front Surround
The Front Surround mode and Extra Power
mode are effective when DVD/CD or USB is
selected as the input source and you are using
the Front surround speaker setup as described
in Home theater sound setup on page 24.
Using the Front Surround mode
• CX505 model – The surround speakers
should be placed on top of the front
speakers and oriented (about 60º) towards
• CX500 model – The surround speakers
should be placed beside the front speakers
and oriented (about 60º) towards the walls.
to select the
Front Surround mode.
• FRT.SURR – Use to provide rich surround
• OFF – Switches the Front Surround mode
Using the Extra Power mode
The Extra Power mode uses the Front surround
setup as described in Home theater sound
setup on page 24, but the surround speakers
and (CX500 only) center speakers should be
pointed in the same direction as the front
speakers (towards the listening position).
to select the
Extra Power mode.
• EXT POWER – Outputs stereo sound (in
the case of multi-channel sources, down-
mixed stereo sound) from the surround
speakers for powerful stereo effect.
• OFF – Switches the Extra Power mode off.
Listening in stereo
You can listen to any source — stereo or
multichannel — in stereo. When playing a
multichannel source, all channels are
downmixed to the front left/right speakers and
STEREO shows in the display.
Listening with headphones
When headphones are connected, only the
STEREO mode is available.
1 When you disconnect them it reverts to the previous mode.
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