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RCA RT2870R Home Theater System User Manual

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It's important to read this instruction prior to using your new product for the  rst time.811-AV6291W073
RT2870R
EXPORTER
AVC Multimedia
www.RCAav.com
Printed in China
FCC INFORMATION
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 o and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
WARNING: Changes or modi cations to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference - Causing Equipment
Regulations.
The Shock Hazard Marking and Associated Graphical Symbol is provided on the bottom panel of unit.
Refer to the identification / rating label located on the back panel of your product for its proper
operating voltage.
IMPORTANT: The power cord can be unplugged to turn o the main power to the unit. It should also be
easily accessible in an emergency.
Leave su cient space around the appliance to allow adequate ventilation: 10cm on either side and
at the back, as well as 7cm above it are ideal.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of  re or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Connections and Setup Connections and Setup Connections and Setup
Connections and Setup Connections and Setup Connections and Setup Connections and Setup
FCC InformationFCC Information
Important Safety Instructions
Digital Input
Connect components, such as DVD players, Satellite receiver/
Cable boxes, BD (Blu-ray Disc
TM
) Players or TV’s, capable of
outputting Dolby Digital (Surround Sound) or standard PCM
(Stereo) format digital signals.
Note: “Blu-ray Disc” is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association.
Digital Connection
This unit provides two optical and one coaxial digital input jacks for the connection of your
components that have digital audio outputs.
To connect DVD player, Satellite receiver, Cable box, Blu-ray Player, or TV that has a digital audio
output, use a coaxial digital (included) or an optical digital cable (not included) to carry the audio
signal and enjoy Dolby Digital sound quality.
A separate optical or coaxial cable is needed for each digital connection.
Connecting the speakers
Speaker wires are color-coded to match the terminals. Connect the speaker wire from the back of each
speaker to the corresponding color terminal at the back of the unit. Press down the tab to open the
terminal and insert the wire. Release the tab to lock wire in the terminal.
When connecting the speakers, make sure the polarities (“+“ speaker wire to “+“ on the unit. For example, red
wire to red terminal on the unit) of speaker wires and terminals match.
If the cords are reversed, the sound will be distorted. Do not let the speaker wires touch each other, it will
damage the Home Theater’s ampli er.
Note:
Place the rear speakers and subwoofer a
foot or more away from TV when using
the Front Surround sound E ect (FSsE).
Adjust the Angle of the Speakers
To achieve the best Front Surround sound E ect
(FSsE), adjust the mounted front left and the rear
left speakers to the left for an angle of 25
o
- 45
o
from the center.
Adjust the mounted front right and rear right
speakers to the right in the same way.
Disconnecting the Speakers
1. To unlock the speakers, press and hold the
hinge spring as illustrated below.
2. Slide out the rear speaker from the hinge.
3. Press and hold the two hinge springs.
4. Slide out the hinge from the front speaker.
Digital Connections
The digital audio jacks can accept Dolby Digital (Surround Sound) or PCM (Stereo) signals when compatible
components are connected.
Positioning Speakers
For Your Safety
The AC power plug is polarized (one blade is
wider than the other) and only  ts into AC power
outlets one way. If the plug won’t go into the outlet
completely, turn the plug over and try to insert it
the other way.
If it still won’t  t, contact a quali ed electrician to
change the outlet, or use a di erent one. Do not
attempt to bypass this safety feature.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of
plug to wide slot, fully insert.
Main plug is used as disconnect device and it
should remain readily operable during intended
use. In order to disconnect the apparatus from
the mains completely, the mains plug should
be disconnected from the mains socket outlet
completely.
Service Information
This product should be serviced only by those
specially trained in appropriate servicing
techniques. For instructions on how to obtain
service, refer to the warranty included in this user
manual.
Connecting for Power
Make sure you connect all your other electronic
components and the speakers before plugging
your unit into the outlet. Plug the power cord in the
wall outlet, matching the wide blade of the plug
with the wide slot in the outlet. Be sure to insert
the plug completely.
Technical Speci cation
Product: Audio Receiver with Dolby Digital
Brand : RCA
Electrical Consumption
Power Supply: 120V ~ 60Hz
Power Consumption: 90 Watts
This Home Theater has earned
the ENERGY STAR.
Headset Safety
Do not play your headset at a high volume.
Hearing experts warn against extended high-
volume play.
If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce
volume or discontinu use.
You should use extreme caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
Even if your headset is an open-air type
designed to let you hear outside sounds,
don't turn up the volume so high that you are
unable to hear what is around you.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphone can cause hearing loss.
THE LIGHTNING FLASH AND ARROWHEAD
WITHIN THE TRIANGLE IS A WARNING
SIGN ALERTING YOU OF “DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE” INSIDE THE PRODUCT.
THE EXCLAMATION POINT WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A WARNING SIGN ALERTING
YOU OF IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
ACCOMPANYING THE PRODUCT.
Please read and save for future reference.
Some of the following information may not apply
to your particular product; however, as with
any electronic product, precautions should be
observed during handling and use.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (Including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or
the third prong is provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not  t into your wall outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
Only use attachments / accessories speci ed by
the manufacturer.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table speci ed by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart / apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to quali ed service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as the power
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
Additional safety information
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects  lled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Always leave su cient space around the product
for ventilation. Do not place product in or on a bed,
rug, in a bookcase or cabinet that may prevent air
ow through vent openings.
Do not place lighted candles, cigarettes, cigars,
etc. on the product.
Connect power cord only to AC power source as
marked on the product.
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall
into the product.
Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. This
product does not contain customer serviceable
components.
If your product operates on batteries, adhere to the
following precautions:
A. Any battery may leak electrolyte if mixed with a
di erent battery type, inserted incorrectly, or if all
batteries are not replaced at the same time.
B. Any battery may leak electrolyte or explode if
disposed of in  re or an attempt is made to charge
a battery not intended to be recharged.
C. Discard leaky batteries immediately. Leaking
batteries can cause skin burns or other personal
injury. When discarding batteries, be sure to
dispose of them in a proper manner, according
to your state/provincial and local regulations.
D. Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine,  re or the like.
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Portable Cart
Warning
One main unit
One remote control with batteries
One pair of front speakers, one pair of rear speakers,
one center speaker and one subwoofer
One pair of front speaker stands (for use in Front
Surround Sound Con guration only)
One pig-tail antenna wire
One AM loop antenna
One coaxial digital cable
One pair of audio cable for analog connections
One English & one Spanish user manuals
Setup and Maintenance of the Unit
Provides spaces for su cient ventilation as
indicated:
Do not connect to the AC power cords until all
connections are completed.
Do not use your set immediately after transferring
it from a cold place to a warm place: there is risk
of condensation.
Do not expose your set to water and excessively
high temperatures.
After having disconnected your set, clean the
case with a soft cloth, or with a slightly damp
leather chamois. Never using strong solvents.
Protect your Components from
Overheating
Do not block ventilation holes in any component.
Arrange the components so that air can circulate
freely.
Do not stack components directly on top of each
other.
Do not place the unit near other components
that generate heat such as heating vents.
Allow adequate ventilation when placing your
components in a stand.
Place an ampli er near the top shelf of the stand
so heated air rising from it will not a ect other
components. If you have a satellite receiver, you
should place it on the top shelf.
Note: Optical and coaxial cables carry only the audio portion of the signal.
Main unit
GAME
GAME
Front
speaker
stands
Left and right
front speakers
Left and right
rear speakers
Subwoofer
Center speaker
Coaxial digital
cable
Audio cable for
analog connections
Pig-tail
antenna wire
Remote
control with
batteries
BD
TV VCR DVD SAT/CAB
AM/FM GAME/LINE-IN
SOURCE
AM loop antenna
User manual
Connecting to Audio Components
DVD SAT / CAB BD
COAXIAL OPTICAL1 OPTICAL2
SAT
II
II
BD
BD
DVD SAT / CAB BD
COAXIAL OPTICAL1 OPTICAL2
Optical Digital In (Audio)
Connect to optical digital output of Cable box, Satellite receiver, DVD, Blu-ray player,
TV or other
compatible devices using the Optical Fiber Cable (not included).
Coaxial Digital In (Audio)
Connect to coaxial digital output of DVD, Cable box, Satellite
receiver, TV or other compatible devices using the Coaxial Digital
Cable (included).
BD/DVD/SAT/CAB/TV/GAME
BD/DVD/SAT/CAB/TV/GAME
BD/DVD/SAT/CAB/TV/GAME
Cable box
DVD player
Connecting the Antennas
Connect the AM and FM antennas to the AM and FM terminals on the system’s back panel.
They must be hooked up in order to receive clear reception. For FM reception, extend antenna to its full
length. For AM reception, rotate the antenna horizontally to get better reception.
AM Loop Antenna and FM Indoor Antenna
1. Uncoil the antenna wire and locate the base end of the AM antenna.
2. Press down on the antennas tab to open the terminal.
3. Insert the antenna wires into the terminal and release the tabs to secure the wires in place.
4.
Make sure the white wire on the AM loop antenna is inserted into the AM loop terminal and the other
wire is inserted into the ground loop terminal.
3
3
1
1
2
4
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Note: Place the rear speakers and
subwoofer a foot or more away from
TV when using the Front Surround sound
E ect (FSsE).
1. Left, Right (Front Speakers)
Front speakers carry primarily music and sound
e ects.
2. Center
In surround mode, the center speaker carries most
of the dialog as well as music and e ects.
It should be set between the left and right
speakers.
3. Surround (Rear Speakers)
The surround speakers’ overall sound balance
should be as close as possible to the front speakers.
Proper placement is vital to establish an evenly
distributed sound  eld.
4. Subwoofer
A subwoofer is designed to reproduce powerful
low bass e ects (explosions, the rumble of
spaceships, etc.).
Magnetic Shielding
Speakers placed less than two feet from the TV set
must be magnetically shielded in order to prevent
picture distortion. Center speaker provided with
this unit is magnetically shielded to protect your
TV set.
Front Speaker Placement
For best results, follow the speaker placement
below.
Alignment
Align the center speaker evenly with (A) or slightly
behind (B) (the left and right speakers), but not
ahead of them.
Angle
Place the left and right speakers to form a 45-
degree angle with your favorite viewing position
to duplicate the soundtrack mixer’s perspective.
Height
The three front speakers should be as close as
possible to the same height. This often requires
placing the center speaker directly on top (A) or
beneath (B) the TV set.
A
B
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Courtesy Dolby Laboratories
Better Surround Placement
Location
If possible, place surround speakers to either side of
the listening area, not behind it.
Height
If space permits, install surround speakers 2-3 feet
above viewers. This helps to minimize localization
e ects.
Aiming
Aim surround speakers straight across the room,
not down at viewers, to help create a more open,
spacious surround sound  eld.
Front Surround Mode Speaker Placement
Con guration 1
Follow the suggestion for speaker placement in the
section before.
Alternative Surround Placement
Rear wall
If rear wall mounting is the only choice, aim the
speakers at each other (A), towards the front (B) or
towards the sidewalls (C, D).
Experiment with placement until sounds seem to
surround you, rather than come from behind you.
No adjacent walls
Surround speakers can go on stands facing each
other to approximate sidewall mounting (A), or to
the sides or rear of the viewing area, aimed upwards;
they can go right on the  oor, or preferably, a few
feet o the  oor such as on end tables (B).
1
1
Con guration 2
If placing the rear speakers (surround speakers) at
the back is not a good choice for you, you can use
the Front Surround sound E ect (FSsE). Follow the
following instruction for setting the speakers.
Mounting the Speakers
- Place the front speaker upside down and attach
the supplied speaker stands to the top of the
front speakers.
- Slide in the hinge to the bottom of the front
speaker until the 'click' sound is heard.
- Slide in the rear speaker to the hinge until the
'click' sound is heard.
Note: Match the front left and rear left
speakers together and match the front
right and rear right speakers together.
Front
Speaker
1
2
Top
Hinge
Bottom
Speakers stand
Rear
Speaker
Front
Speaker
Rear
Speake
r
Front
Speaker
Rear
Speaker
Front
Speaker
3
4
Press
and
hold
1
2
Hinge Spring
3
4
Press
and
hold
Hinge Spring
2
After adjusting the
angle, the speaker
should look like this
illustration.
User Manual
GAME
GAME
- 1 -
- 9 -- 8 -- 7 - - 10 -
- 5 -- 4 -- 3 - - 6 -
- 2 -
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
Right
Left
Rear Speakers
(Surround Sound)
Blue and Black
Grey and Black
Subwoofer
Purple and Black
White and
Black
Red and
Black
Right Left
Front Speakers
Center Speaker
Green and Black
Use this jack on
the rear panel
to connect an
active subwoofer
other than the
one supplied.
SUBWOOFER
AUDIO OUT
Note: If your TV has digital audio output, you can connect it
to one the unit’s digital audio inputs, instead of using analog
connection.
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