Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
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SECTION 1 SERVICE NOTE
DTS Decode Test
â¢ Required Instrument CD player (equipped with optical digital output) Optical cable DTS test CD (J-2501-154-A) Connection:
1 CD player 3 Optical input 2 Optical digital output
5 DTS test CD (Music Demonstration and Set Up Disc)
Procedure: 1. Set the FUNCTION of the receiver to the CD position and confirm that " OPTICAL " and "CD" appear on the display. 2. Insert the DTS test CD into the CD player and play the CD. 3. About three seconds later, confirm that the receiver recognizes the optical signal and that the "DTS" and "dts [3/2]" are appear on the display. Confirm also that MULTI CHANNEL DECODING (blue lamp) flashes on the front panel.
Music Demonstration Track No. 1 2 Contents Seal : "Prayer for the Dying" Andrew Litton conducting The Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Excerpt from Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" Alan Parsons with Christopher Cross: "So Far Away" Shoelss Joe: "The Bet" TELARC: "A Touch of Surround Madness" Time 5'40" 4'16"
3 4 5
4'08" 3'29" 6'42"
Set-Up Track No. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Contents 1 kHz sine (All channels) Level Adjustment and Harmonic Distortion Analysis 100 Hz sine (All channels) Verification of Signal and Subwoofer Testing C-Weighted Pink Noise-Left Front Channel C-Weighted Pink Noise-Center Channel C-Weighted Pink Noise-Right Front Channel C-Weighted Pink Noise-Right Rear Channel C-Weighted Pink Noise-Left Rear Channel C-Weighted Pink Noise-Subwoofer (LEE) C-Weighted Pink Noise-All Channels 10 Hz to 20 kHz Sine Sweep An "All Channel" Frequency Response Test 20 Hz to 160 Hz sine sweep A "Subwoofer" Low Frequency Response Test Time 1'00" 1'00" 1'00" 2'00" 2'00" 2'00" 2'00" 2'00" 2'00" 2'00" 2'00"
* Track numbers from 8 to 14 are for Room Equalization and Channel Identification.