Pioneer VSX-50 Stereo Receiver User Manual

! Depending on the characteristics of your
room, sometimes identical speakers with
cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will
end up with different size settings. You
can correct the setting manually using the
Manual speaker setup on page 65 .
! The subwoofer distance setting may be
farther than the actual distance from the
listening position. This setting should
be accurate (taking delay and room
characteristics into account) and generally
does not need to be changed.
! If Full Auto MCACC Setup measurement
results are incorrect due to the interaction of
the speakers and viewing environment, we
recommend adjusting the settings manually.
Problems when using the Auto
If the room environment is not optimal for the
Auto MCACC Setup (too much background
noise, echo off the walls, obstacles blocking
the speakers from the microphone) the final
settings may be incorrect. Check for household
appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.),
that may be affecting the environment and
switch them off if necessary. If there are any
instructions showing in the front panel display,
please follow them.
! Some older TVs may interfere with the
operation of the microphone. If this seems to
be happening, switch off the TV when doing
the Auto MCACC Setup.
The Input Setup menu
You only need to make settings in the
Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your
digital equipment according to the default
settings (see Input function default and possible
settings on page 27 ). In this case, you need to
tell the receiver what equipment is hooked up
to which terminal so the buttons on the remote
control correspond to the components you’ve
1 Press on the remote control,
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen
appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and
ENTER to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the
current menu.
2 Select ‘System Setup’ from the
Home Menu.
3 Select ‘Input Setup’ from the
System Setup menu.
Exit Return
a.Manual SP Setup
b. Input Setup
c. OSD Language
d. Network Setup
e. HDMI Setup
f. Other Setup
4.System Setup
4b.Input Setup
Exit Finish
Input : DVD
Input Name : Rename
Digital In : COAX-1
HDMI Input : DVD
Input Skip : OFF
Component In : In-1
12V Trigger1 : OFF
12V Trigger2 : OFF
4 Select the input function that you
want to set up.
The default names correspond with the names
next to the terminals on the rear panel (such as
DVD or BD) which, in turn, correspond with the
names on the remote control.
04 Basic Setup
5 Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and
if you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it is
switched on and set to a comfortable volume
6 Wait for the test tones to finish, then
confirm the speaker configuration in the
GUI screen.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs test tones to determine
the speakers present in your setup. Try to be as
quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds
while the speaker configuration check screen
is being displayed, the Full Auto MCACC Setup
will resume automatically. In this case, you
don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 7.
! With error messages (such as Too much
ambient noise! or Check microphone.),
select RETRY after checking for ambient
noise (see Problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup on page 26 ) and verifying the
mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be
a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT
and continue.
Now Analyzing... 2/9
Environment Check
1a.Full Auto MCACC
Exit Cancel
Ambient Noise : OK
Microphone :
Speaker YES/NO :
1a.Full Auto MCACC
Exit Cancel
The configuration shown on-screen should
reflect the actual speakers you have.
! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker
configuration displayed isn’t correct),
there may be a problem with the speaker
connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work,
turn off the power and check the speaker
connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a
problem, you can simply use i/j to select
the speaker and k/l to change the setting
and continue.
! If the speaker is not pointed to the
microphone (listening position) or when
using speakers that affect the phase
(dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.),
Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the
speakers are properly connected.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s
wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the
speaker connections.
If the connections were wrong, turn off
the power, disconnect the power cord,
then reconnect properly. After this,
perform the Full Auto MCACC procedure
If the connections were right, select
GO NEXT and continue.
7 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs more test tones to deter-
mine the optimum receiver settings.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes.
8 The Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure
is completed and the Home Menu menu
reappears automatically.
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from
this receiver upon completion of the Full Auto
MCACC Setup.
The settings made in the Full Auto MCACC
Setup should give you excellent surround
sound from your system, but it is also possible
to adjust these settings manually using The
Advanced MCACC menu on page 59 or The
System Setup and Other Setup menus on page
65 .