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ONKYO A-1VL - Instrukcja obsługi EN

ONKYO A-1VL - Instrukcja obsługi EN


Contents
Integrated Stereo Amplifier
Introduction .................................... 2

A-1VL
Instruction Manual
Connections ................................... 9

Enjoying Audio Sources.............. 12

Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo A-1VL Integrated
Stereo Amplifier. Please read this manual thoroughly
before making connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your A-1VL.
Please retain this manual for future reference.

Troubleshooting........................... 14

Specifications .............................. 15

En

WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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.

WARNING

AVIS

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN

RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within
the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.

Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with 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 are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your 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 specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, PORTABLE CART WARNING
tripod, bracket, or table specified 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.
S3125A
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply 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.

15. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the apparatus,
C. If the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
water,
D. If the apparatus does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the apparatus to its normal operation,
E. If the apparatus has been dropped or damaged in
any way, and
F. When the apparatus exhibits a distinct change in
performance this indicates a need for service.
16. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the apparatus
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
Don't put candles or other burning objects on top of
this unit.
17. Batteries
Always consider the environmental issues and follow local regulations when disposing of batteries.
18. If you install the apparatus in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or rack, ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
Leave 20 cm (8 " ) of free space at the top and sides
and 10 cm (4 " ) at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf
or board above the apparatus shall be set 10 cm (4 " )
away from the rear panel or wall, creating a flue-like
gap for warm air to escape.

Precautions
1. Recording Copyright
Unless it's for personal use only, recording copyrighted
material is illegal without the permission of the copyright
holder.

2. AC Fuse
The AC fuse inside the A-1VL is not user serviceable. If
you cannot turn on the A-1VL, contact your Onkyo dealer.

3. Care
Occasionally you should dust the A-1VL all over with a
soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth dampened
with a weak solution of mild detergent and water. Dry the
A-1VL immediately afterwards with a clean cloth. Don't
use abrasive cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other chemical
solvents, because they may damage the finish or remove
the panel lettering.

4. Power
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Make
sure that the voltage in your area meets the voltage
requirements printed on the A-1VL's rear panel (AC230 240V, 50 Hz).

5. Never Touch This Unit with Wet Hands
Never handle this unit or its power cord while your hands
are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets inside
this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer.

6. Installing This Unit
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Install this unit in a well-ventilated location.
Ensure that there's adequate ventilation all around this
unit, especially if it's installed in an audio rack. If the
ventilation is inadequate, the unit may overheat, leading to malfunction.
Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat
sources, because its internal temperature may rise,
shortening the life of the optical pickup.
Avoid damp and dusty places, and places subject to
vibrations from loudspeakers. Never put the unit on
top of, or directly above a loudspeaker.
Install this unit horizontally. Never use it on its side
or on a sloping surface, because it may cause a
malfunction.
If you install this unit near a TV, radio, or VCR, the
sound quality may be affected. If this occurs, move this
unit away from the TV, radio, or VCR.

7. Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation may damage this unit.
Read the following carefully:
When you take a glass containing a cold drink outside on a
summer's day, drops of water, called condensation, form
on the outside of the glass. Similarly, moisture may condense on the lens of the optical pickup, one of the most
important parts inside this unit.
-- The unit is moved from a cold place to a warm
place.
-- A heater is turned on, or cold air from an air conditioner is hitting the unit.
-- In the summer, when this unit is moved from an air
conditioned room to a hot and humid place.
-- The unit is used in a humid place.
o Do not use this unit when there's the possibility of moisture condensation occurring. Doing so may damage cer-

tain parts inside this unit.
If condensation does occur, leave this unit turned on for
two to three hours. By that time, the unit will have warmed
up and any condensation will have evaporated. To reduce
the risk of condensation, keep this unit connected to a wall
outlet.

For British models
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply
cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel.

IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus
may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.

IMPORTANT
A 5 ampere fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to
be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a
rating of 5 amperes and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to
BS1362. Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the
body of the fuse.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR
THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE
FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF
AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER OF
SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG
IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMPERE SOCKET.
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.

Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
ELECTRONICS GmbH
LIEGNITZERSTRASSE 6,
82194 GROEBENZELL,
GERMANY
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product
described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the
corresponding
technical standards such as EN60065,
EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
GROEBENZELL, GERMANY
I. MORI

ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH

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Features
I 2 ch pre-main amplifier that incorporates Onkyo proprietary VL digital amplifier
I The DIRECT function that allows you to connect the A-1VL to another amplifier and to
use the A-1VL as a power amplifier
I The PREOUT terminals that can be used for your system expansion
I Independent toroidal transformer for L/R channels, improves additional sound quality by
separating the L/R channel voltages to avoid the L/R channels from interferring with
each other
I High quality speaker terminal components that minimize signal degradation

Supplied Accessories
Make sure you have the following accessories:
Remote controller (RC-573A) [1] &
two batteries (AA/R6) [2]

Power cord [1]

In catalogs and on packaging, the letter added to the end of the product name indicates the color of the A-1VL. Specifications and operation are the same regardless of color.

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Important Safety Instructions.......................................................................................................2

Precautions ....................................................................................................................................3
Features..........................................................................................................................................4
Supplied Accessories ...................................................................................................................4
Table of Contents ..........................................................................................................................5
Front & Rear Panels ......................................................................................................................6
Front Panel...................................................................................................................................6
Rear Panel ...................................................................................................................................6
Remote Controller .........................................................................................................................7
Remote Controller (RC-573A)......................................................................................................7
Inserting the Batteries ..................................................................................................................8
Using the Remote Controller........................................................................................................8

Connections
Connecting the A-1VL ...................................................................................................................9
Before Making Any Connections..................................................................................................9
Connecting Your Speakers ..........................................................................................................9
Connecting Your Speakers......................................................................................................9
Changing the Speaker Impedance Value Setting....................................................................9
Audio Components.....................................................................................................................10
Connecting a CD Player ........................................................................................................10
Connecting an Audio Output Component Such as a TV .......................................................10
Connecting a Cassette or MD Recorder................................................................................10
Connecting a Tuner ...............................................................................................................10
Connecting a Turntable .........................................................................................................10
Connecting a Power Amplifier ...............................................................................................11
Connecting a Preamp............................................................................................................11
Connecting the Power Cord ..................................................................................................11

Enjoying Audio Sources
Turning on the A-1VL ..................................................................................................................12
Playing a Connected Component ..............................................................................................12
Muting the A-1VL .......................................................................................................................12
Using the DIRECT Function........................................................................................................13
Recording.....................................................................................................................................13

Others
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................................................14
Specifications ..............................................................................................................................15

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Front & Rear Panels
Front Panel

1 POWER button
This button is used to set the A-1VL to On or Off.

2 POWER indicator
This indicator lights up when the A-1VL is ON.
While this indicator is illuminated, you can operate
the A-1VL with the remote controller.

3 MUTING indicator
This indicator lights up when the Muting function is
set.

4 VOLUME control
This control is used to set the volume of the A-1VL.

5 Remote control sensor
This sensor receives control signals from the remote
controller.

6 Input selector control
This control is used to select following input
sources: CD, LINE 1, LINE 2, TUNER and
PHONO.

7 DIRECT button
Turns on or off the DIRECT function. When you
use the A-1VL as a power amplifier, turn on the
DIRECT function.

Rear Panel

1 PHONO
These analog inputs can be used to connect a
turntable with a moving-magnet cartridge.

2 TUNER
These inputs can be used to connect a tuner.

3 CD
These inputs can be used to connect a CD player
with analog outputs.

4 PREOUT
If you use the A-1VL as a preamp, these analog preout can be connected to the inputs on a power amp.

5 MAIN IN
If you use the A-1VL as a power amp, these analog
inputs can be connected to the outputs on a separate
preamp.

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6 SPEAKERS
These terminal posts are for connecting your speakers.

7 Grounding screw
This screw is for connecting a turntable's ground wire.

8 LINE 1
These inputs can be used to connect a TV or other
component with analog outputs.

9 LINE 2 IN/OUT
These analog inputs can be used to connect a
cassette or MD recorder.

0 SPEAKER IMPEDANCE SELECTOR
This selector can be used to set the speaker impedance values according to the speakers you use.

A AC INLET
The supplied power cord should be connected here.

Remote Controller
Remote Controller (RC-573A)
AMP section
Use the following buttons to operate the A-1VL while it
is turned on.

1 VOLUME [ / ] buttons
These buttons are used to set the volume of the
A-1VL.

2 MUTING button
This button is used to mute the A-1VL. This function can be set only with the remote controller.

CD section
Use the following buttons to operate the Onkyo's CD
player with a remote controller signal sensor such as the
C-1VL.

3

button
This button is used to play CD playback.

4

button
This button is used to stop CD playback.

5

button
This button is used to pause CD playback.

6

/
button
The FR [ ] button is used start fast reverse. The
FF [ ] button is used to start fast forward.

7

/
button
The Previous [ ] button is used to select the previous track. During playback it selects the beginning
of the current track. The Next [ ] button is used
to select the next track.

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Remote Controller--Continued
Inserting the Batteries
Detach the battery
cover.

Using the Remote Controller
Point the remote controller toward the remote control
sensor.
Remote control sensor

Insert the two R6 (size
AA) batteries.
Be sure to match the +
and - ends of the batteries to the diagram inside
the battery compartment.

Attach the battery
cover.

Notes:
o Do not mix new batteries with old batteries. Do not
mix different kinds of batteries.
o To avoid corrosion, remove the batteries if the remote
controller is not to be used for a long period of time.
o Remove dead batteries immediately to avoid damage
from corrosion. If the remote controller does not
operate smoothly, replace both batteries at the same
time.
o The life of the batteries supplied is about six months
but will vary depending on usage.

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About 5 m
(16 feet)

Notes:
o Place the unit away from strong light such as direct
sunlight or inverted fluorescent light, which can prevent proper operation of the remote controller.
o Using another remote controller of the same type in
the same room or using the unit near equipment that
uses infrared rays may cause operational interference.
o Do not put any object, such as a book, on the remote
controller. The buttons of the remote controller may
accidentally be pressed and drain the batteries.
o Make sure the audio rack doors do not have colored
glass. Placing the unit behind such doors may prevent
proper remote controller operation.
o If there is an obstacle between the remote controller
and the remote control sensor, the remote controller
will not operate.

Connecting the A-1VL
Before Making Any Connections
o Read the manuals supplied with your components.
o Don't connect the power cord until you've completed
all audio and video connctions.

RCA/Phono Connection Color Coding
RCA/Phono connections are usually color coded: red
and white. Use red plugs to connect right-channel audio
inputs and outputs (typically labeled "R").
Use white plugs to connect left-channel audio inputs
and outputs (typically labeled "L"). And use yellow
plugs to connect composite video inputs and outputs.
Analog audio
Right (red)

Right (red)

Left (white)

Left (white)

o Push plugs in all the way to
make good connections (loose
connections can cause noise or
malfunctions).
o To prevent interference, keep
audio and video cables away
from power cords and speaker
cables.

Caution:
o Do not connect speakers having impedance values of
4 ohms or lower.
o Do not connect more than one speaker cord to individual speaker terminals. Connecting more than one
speaker cord may cause failure.
o Unnecessarily long, or very thin speaker cables may
affect the sound quality and should be avoided.
o Be careful not to short the positive
and negative wires. Doing so may
damage the A-1VL.

1 Strip away approx. 5/8 inch
(15 mm) of insulation from the
ends of the speaker cables, and
twist the bare wires tightly, as
shown.

15 mm

Right!

2 Twist the wire ends tightly together.
3 Unscrew the speaker terminal.
Wrong!

4 Fully insert the bare wires.

Connecting Your Speakers
Connecting Your Speakers

5 Screw the terminal tight.

Connect the right channel speaker to the RIGHT
speaker connector on the A-1VL, and the left channel
speaker to the LEFT speaker connecter.
Connect the "+" connector on each speaker to the "+"
connectors on the A-1VL, and connect the "-" connector on each speaker to the "-" connectors on the A-1VL.
Be sure to connect the positive and negative cables for
the speakers properly. If they are mixed up, the left and
right signals will be reversed and the audio will sound
unnatural.
Front Speaker
(Right)

Front Speaker
(Left)

Changing the Speaker
Impedance Value Setting
The A-1VL allows you to set the speaker impedance
values according to the speakers you use, adjusting the
optimum frequency characteristics against speaker
loads.
We recommend you set the "SPEAKER IMPEDANCE
SELECTOR" setting to "8 OHMS MIN./SPEAKER"
for speakers having impedance of 8 ohms or higher.
Likewise, you may want to set the setting to "4 OHMS
MIN./SPEAKER" for speakers having impedance of
4 ohms or higher.

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Connecting the A-1VL--Continued
Connecting a Tuner

Audio Components
Connecting a CD player
Use an analog audio cable (RCA/phono) to connect the
A-1VL's CD L/R inputs to the analog audio outputs on
your CD player, as shown.

Use an analog audio cable (RCA/phono) to connect the
A-1VL's TUNER L/R inputs to the analog audio outputs on your tuner, as shown.
TUNER
L

CD

R

L
R
OUTPUT
L

AUDIO OUTPUT

R

ANALOG

R

L

Connecting a Turntable

Connecting an Audio Output Component
Such as a TV
Use an analog audio cable (RCA/phono) to connect the
A-1VL's LINE 1 L/R inputs to the analog audio outputs
on your component such as a TV, as shown.

The A-1VL's phono inputs are for use with moving
magnet (MM) type cartridges.
Use an analog audio cable (RCA/phono) to connect the
A-1VL's PHONO L/R inputs to the audio outputs on
your turntable, as shown. Remove the shorting pin plugs
before connecting your turntable.
Ground wire

LINE 1
L
R

PHONO

OUTPUT

OUTPUT

L

L

L

R

R

R

Note:
If your TV has no audio outputs, connect the A-1VL to
your VCR and use its tuner.

Connecting a Cassette or MD Recorder
Use an analog audio cable (RCA/phono) to connect the
A-1VL's LINE 2 IN L/R inputs to the MD recorder or
cassette recorder's outputs, and use another analog
audio cable (RCA/phono) to connect the A-1VL's LINE
OUT L/R outputs to the cassette or MD recorder's
inputs, as shown.

LINE 2
OUT

IN

L

L

R

R

L

L

R

R

REC PLAY
(IN) (OUT)

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Notes:
o If your turntable has a ground wire, connect it to the
GND screw on the A-1VL. With some turntables,
connecting the ground wire may cause hum, in which
case it should be disconnected.
o If your turntable has a moving coil (MC) type
cartridge, you'll need a commercially available MC
phono preamp. Connect the phono preamp to your
turntable, and then connect the phono preamp to the
A-1VL's PHONO L/R inputs.

Connecting the A-1VL--Continued
Connecting a Power Amplifier

Connecting a Preamp

You can use the A-1VL as a preamplifier by connecting
the A-1VL to a power amplifier.
When you use the A-1VL as a preamplifer, connect the
main in terminals on the power amplifier to the PREOUT terminals on the A-1VL.

You can use the A-1VL as a power amplifier by
connecting the A-1VL to a preamplifier.
When you use the A-1VL as a power amplifier, connect
the pre out terminals on the preamplifier to the MAIN
IN terminals on the A-1VL.
You can enjoy surround sound playback by connecting
front left and right speakers to the A-1VL and connecting center and surround speakers to the preamplifier. If
you have a powered subwoofer, connect it to the
preamplifier's PRE OUT.

PREOUT
L
R

MAIN IN
LINE IN

L

L

R
R

PRE OUT

Note:
The signal from the PREOUT terminal will be output
whether the DIRECT function is enabled or not.

L
R

Note:
Before you use the A-1VL as a power amplifier, be sure
to turn on the DIRECT function by pressing the
DIRECT button. (page 13)

Connecting the Power Cord
Notes:
o Before connecting the power cord, connect all of your
speakers and audio components.
o Turning on the A-1VL may cause a momentary
power surge that might interfere with other electrical
equipment on the same circuit. If this is a problem,
plug the A-1VL into a different circuit.
o Do not use a power cord other than the one supplied
with the A-1VL. The supplied power cord is designed
exclusively for use with the A-1VL and should not be
used with any other equipment.
o Never disconnect the power cord from the A-1VL
while the other end is still plugged into a wall outlet.
Doing so may cause an electric shock. Always
disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet first,
and then the A-1VL.
1. Connect the supplied power cord to the A-1VL's AC
INLET.
2. Plug the power cord into an AC wall outlet.
AC INLET

To AC wall outlet

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Enjoying Audio Sources
Turning on the A-1VL
POWER

Press the [POWER] button to
turn on the A-1VL.
The POWER indicator lights up.
Note:
It takes about five seconds for the electric circuit to be stable. During this
time the A-1VL does not output an
audio signal.

POWER indicator

Tips on sound quality
You will get better sound quality 10 to 30 minutes after you turn on the A-1VL. To avoid degrading the sound quality,
do not tie audio RCA/phono cables and speaker cables together in a bundle.
When placing the A-1VL, avoid a place where it is susceptible to vibrations.

Playing a Connected Component
MUTING

1

3

MUTING indicator
VOLUME

1

Select the component you want to play.
Turn the Input selector control to select the component you want to play.
CD: Select to play the audio signal from the component connected to the CD terminal.
TUNER: Select to play the audio signal from the component connected to the TUNER terminal.
LINE 1: Select to play the audio signal from the component connected to the LINE 1 terminal.
LINE 2: Select to play the audio signal from the component connected to the LINE 2 terminal.
PHONO: Select to play the audio signal from the component connected to the PHONO terminal.

2

Start playback on the selected audio component.

3 A-1VL

To adjust the volume, use the VOLUME control, or the remote controller's [VOLUME]
button.

Muting the A-1VL (remote controller only)
Remote
controller

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With this function you can temporarily mute the output of the A-1VL.
Press the remote controller's [MUTING] button.
The output is muted and the MUTING indicator flashes on the A-1VL.
To unmute the A-1VL, press the remote controller's [MUTING] button again.
Note:
The Mute function is cancelled when the A-1VL is set to Off.

Enjoying Audio Sources--Continued
Using the DIRECT Function

DIRECT

You can use the A-1VL as power amplifier by connecting a preamplifier.

1

Press the DIRECT button.
ON: The DIRECT function is enabled. When connecting a preamplifier to the A-1VL, the A-1VL will
work as a power amplifier. The audio signal from the component connected to the preamplifier will be
output.
OFF: The audio signal from the component connected to the A-1VL will be output.
Notes:
o While the DIRECT function is turned on, the A-1VL works as a power amplifier and the VOLUME
control of the A-1VL will not change the volume level. Instead, when you turn off the DIRECT
function, the A-1VL outputs the audio signal at the level that its volume control is positioned. Take
notice the A-1VL's VOLUME control position before turning off the DIRECT function.
o Even when the DIRECT function is enabled, the audio signal from the component selected using
the input selector control will be output through the PREOUT terminal.

Recording
Unless you have the full consent of the copyright holder, copyright laws prohibit using your
recordings for anything other than personal enjoyment!

1

Select an input source to record.
Turn the Input selector control to select the component that outputs the source you want to record.
The signal from the component connected to the LINE 2 terminal cannot be recorded.

2

Prepare the recorder.
o Put the recorder into recording standby state.
o Adjusting the recording level should be performed on the recorder.
o See your recorder's manual for more information.

3

Start playback on the source component.
Start playback on the component selected in step 1.
Note:
If you select another input source during recording, the newly selected input source will be recorded.

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Troubleshooting
If you have any trouble using your A-1VL, look for a solution in the troubleshooting section. If you can't resolve the
issue yourself, contact your Onkyo dealer.
Power
Can't turn on the A-1VL.

o Make sure that the power cord is properly plugged into the wall outlet. (page 11)
o Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, wait five seconds or more, then plug the cable in again.
The power is turned off and the power indicator blinks in white.

o The amp protection circuit has been activated. Remove the power cord from the wall outlet immediately and contact
your Onkyo dealer.
Audio
There's no sound, or it's very soft.

o When you use the A-1VL as a power amplifier (when the DIRECT function is turned on), the sound from the component
connected to the preamplifier will be output. If you want to output the sound from a component connected to the A-1VL,
or when you use the A-1VL as a preamplifier, use the DIRECT button to turn off the DIRECT function.
o Make sure that all audio connecting plugs are pushed in all the way. (page 9)
o Make sure that the inputs and outputs of all components are connected properly.
o Make sure that the polarity of the speaker cables is correct and that the bare wires are in contact with the metal part
of each speaker terminal. (page 9)
o Make sure that the input source is properly selected. (page 12)
o If the MUTE indicator blinks, press the remote controller's [MUTING] button to ummute the A-1VL. (page 12)
o To use a turntable with an MC-type cartridge requires a commercially available MC phono preamp. (page 10)
o Make sure that none of the connecting cables are bent, twisted, or damaged.
Noise can be heard.

o Using cable ties to bundle audio cables with power cords, speaker cables, and so on may degrade the audio performance, so do not bundle cables and cords together.
o An audio cable may be picking up interference. Try repositioning your cables.
Remote Controller
The remote controller doesn't work.

o Make sure that the batteries are installed with the correct polarity. (page 8)
o Install new batteries. Don't mix different types of batteries or old and new batteries. (page 8)
o Make sure that the remote controller is not too far away from the A-1VL, and that there's no obstruction between the
remote controller and the A-1VL's remote control sensor. (page 8)
o Make sure that the A-1VL is not subjected to direct sunshine or inverter-type florescent lights. Relocate if necessary.
(page 8)
o If the A-1VL is installed in a rack or cabinet with colored glass doors, the remote controller may not work reliably
when the doors are closed. (page 8)
Recording
Can't record.

o On your recorder, make sure the correct input is selected. The A-1VL is not equipped with digital input/output
terminals and can perform only analog recording. (page 13)
o The signal from the component connected to the MAIN IN terminal cannot be recorded.
The A-1VL contains a microcomputer for signal processing and control functions. In very rare
situations, severe interference, noise from an external source, or static electricity may cause it to
lock up. In the unlikely event that this happens, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, wait
at least five seconds, and then plug it back in again.
Onkyo is not responsible for damages (such as CD rental fees) due to unsuccessful recordings
caused by the unit's malfunction. Before you record important data, make sure that the material
will be recorded correctly.

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Specifications
Power Output
Dynamic Power

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
Damping Factor
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
Output Level and Impedance
Phono Overload
Frequency Response
SN Ratio
Speaker Impedance

Power Supply
Power Comsumption
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight

Analog Inputs
Analog Outputs
Pre Outputs
Speaker Outputs

Front L/R 100 W + 100 W
(8 Ohm, 1 kHz, DIN)
310 W + 310 W (3 Ohm, Front)
240 W + 240 W (4 Ohm, Front)
130 W + 130 W (8 Ohm, Front)
2 % (Power Rated) / 0.08 % (1 kHz 1 W)
25 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ohm)
200 mV / 50 kOhm (LINE)
2,5 mV / 50 kOhm (PHONO MM)
200 mV / 2,2 kOhm (REC OUT)
130 mV (MM 1 kHz 0,5 %)
10 Hz ~ 60 kHz / +1 dB-3 dB (CD)
100 dB (CD, IHF-A)
70 dB (PHONO, IHF-A)
4 Ohm ~ 16 Ohm

AC 230-240 V, 50 Hz
105 W
435 W × 81,5 H × 390 D mm
17 1/8 W × 3 3/16 H × 15 3/8 D inches
11,3 kg
24,9 lbs

PHONO, TUNER, CD, LINE1, LINE2, MAIN IN
LINE2
1 (L/R)
1 (L/R)

Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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