Pioneer DVR-560H-S Stereo Receiver User Manual

Feature Highlights of the New A/V Receivers
Innovations for Superior Sound
Phase Control — An Innovation for Multi-Channel Sound
Compensation (VSX-1018AH, VSX-918V, VSX-818V, VSX-518)
When amplifying multi-channel audio signals, receivers use
Low Pass Filter (LPF) for processing low-frequency signals for
subwoofer output. This extra process causes “phase lag”, or
approximately 5 msec delay of low-frequency signals with
respect to those of main channels. The delayed bass affects the quality of
main-channel sound and makes the sound lack synchronisation.
Pioneer's latest A/V receivers incorporate original Phase Control
technologies, which apply a new bass management system to effectively
compensate for the phase lag between subwoofer channel and the main
channels. This significantly improves the multi-channel sound without
any extra operation.
Create an Ideal Acoustic Environment with Ease — with
MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System)
(VSX-1018AH, VSX-918V, VSX-818V)
MCACC allows you to duplicate the acoustic
environment of the mixing studio, where recordings
and soundtracks are mixed and mastered. With the
Pioneer A/V receivers, the system — complete with a
microphone — compensates for
differences in speaker size, speaker level,
and speaker distance, and equalises
response with 9-Band (VSX-1018AH) or
5-Band (VSX-918V, VSX-818V) EQ, all
Moreover, the VSX-1018AH has a double expanded
range for acoustic measurements from 0 to 160 msec
including the direct sound area. You can make
automatic or manual selection of the equalisation point
for more precise acoustic adjustments suited to your
room environment.
USB Connection for iPod and USB Devices (VSX-1018AH, VSX-918V,
You can easily enjoy music from iPod and other USB
devices by plugging the cable into the front USB
terminal. The lossless digital transfer provides high-
quality sound for your music. Your iPod or USB device
can be operated with the remote control and OSD display.
* iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Auto Level Control Volume Management System
(VSX-1018AH, VSX-918V, VSX-818V, VSX-518)
The new feature equalises volume level differences
between tracks when playing from iPod or other portable
audio players. The playback volume is maintained at a
consistent level, so there is no need to make adjustments
for each song.
Advanced Sound Retriever (Restores the quality of compressed
audio) (VSX-1018AH, VSX-918V, VSX-818V, VSX-518)
The units come with the Advanced Sound Retriever, which
significantly improves the sound quality of compressed
audio — such as WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, and MP3 — to the
level of CD sound. This Pioneer-exclusive technology applies a special
algorithm to restore the signals in barely audible ranges, which are
eliminated during the compression process.
A/V Receiver
The "Phase Control" Compensates for the Delay of Low-Frequency Sound
Acoustic Calibration by MCACC
After Calibration
Speaker distance, sound pressure level, and
frequency response are all equalised.
Before Calibration
Speaker distance, sound pressure level, and
frequency response are all uneven.
The sound field is automatically
measured using the supplied mic.
Speaker sizes and number of speakers
are automatically detected.
Pioneer presents an advanced lineup of A/V receivers for creating the next generation home theatre. High-definition Blu-ray has brought
a new dimension to audio as well as visual potentials. With Pioneer's new A/V receivers, you can enjoy the benefits of the new
generation audio formats, such as DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, or play music from iPod and other portable digital devices
with improved connectivity via USB.
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
Standardised Playback Volume
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
Different Volumes
Sound Level Equalisation
Auto Level
New Generation Audio Formats
DTS-HD Master Audio (VSX-1018AH)
The VSX-1018AH features DTS-HD Master Audio
decoder for playing the highest quality audio
format. With DTS-HD Master Audio, you can enjoy
sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. DTS-HD Master
Audio delivers audio at extremely high variable bit rates of 24.5 Mbps,
which far exceeds standard DVDs. DTS-HD Master Audio offers movies
and music in the pure, original state as intended by the artists.
* DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logo and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby TrueHD (VSX-1018AH)
The VSX-1018AH comes with Dolby TrueHD decoders.
This new audio format delivers sound that is on par with
the original soundtrack, letting you experience the world
of true high-definition entertainment from Blu-ray Discs.
With lossless encoding in up to 18 Mbps bit rate, Dolby TrueHD creates a
synergy with high-definition video to offer you a home theatre experience
like never before.
* Dolby, Dolby TrueHD, Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital EX, and the double-D symbol are
registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Home Theatre Sound
THX Select2 Plus Certified (VSX-1018AH)
THX is a Lucasfilm Ltd. programme created to achieve
maximum accuracy in the reproduction of movie sound.
The VSX-1018AH has adhered to rigorous guidelines for
sound purity, power output and processing capabilities required for the
certification. The latest THX Select2 Plus certification offers a wide array
of listening modes for enhanced entertainment, delivering sounds just as
they were mixed in the studio, regardless of volume level.
* The THX logo is a trademark of THX Ltd., which may be registered in some
Input Output
Digital Video Converter with HDMI Output
A THX Select2 Plus certified 7.1-channel A/V receiver featuring DTS-HD/Dolby TrueHD new generation audio
formats, 180 W x 7ch power, Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, Advanced MCACC, HDMI repeater, USB
Memory Audio Ready, and iPod
Digital Playback (Made for iPod)
New Generation Audio Formats
sDTS-HD/Dolby TrueHD decoders
Pioneer-Exclusive Innovations
sPhase Control (Bass management system ensures precision low
frequency output)
sAdvanced MCACC setup with 9-band EQ
sAdvanced Sound Retriever (for enhanced PC and portable audio)
sStanding Wave Control
sFront Stage Surround Advance
sAuto Level Control
Advanced Direct Energy Power Amplifier
Features for Superior Sound Quality
sMaximum power (6 ohms): 180 W x 7ch
Digital Core Engine with Freescale 400MIPS Processing DSP
192 kHz/24-bit DAC
Surround Sound Technologies
sTHX Select2 Plus certified
DTS-ES/DTS 96/24/Dolby Digital EX/Dolby Digital Plus decoders
WMA9 Pro decoder
Audio delay for adjusting Lip Sync (0-200 ms)
Dialogue Enhancement
Stream Direct (for pure and unprocessed digital sound)
Enhanced Convenience
sHDMI repeater (2 in/1 out), x.v.Colour, Deep Colour compatible
siPod player digital direct via USB
sUSB memory audio ready (USB Host function)
sDigital video converter (up to HDMI)
SR+ terminal (Control your A/V receiver via Pioneer plasma TV remote
* x.v.Colour is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Rear Panel
Sound density
Sound density
Sound density
Sound pressure
Sound pressure
Sound pressure
Restoration of lost music cadence
Restoration of lost music cadence
CD sound
CD sound
Sound Retriever ON
Sound Retriever ON
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Advanced Sound Retriever Restoration Image
HDMI with Deep Colour
The VSX-1018AH supports Deep
Colour with ultra-high colour depth
of up to 36 bit, allowing smooth
colour transitions, finest colour
gradation steps, and a dramatically
improved contrast ratio.