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ONKYO TX-DS474 - Instrukcja obs³ugi EN

ONKYO TX-DS474 - Instrukcja obs³ugi EN


Contents
Before using

Audio Video Control Receiver

TX-DS474
Instruction Manual

Important Safeguards........................ 2
Precautions ....................................... 3
Features............................................. 4
Supplied accessories......................... 4
Before operating this unit ................. 5

Preparation
Audio equipment connections .......... 6
Video equipment connections .......... 7
Connecting other devices ................. 8
Connecting speakers....................... 10
Positioning speakers ....................... 11
Connecting the power..................... 11
Making antenna connections .......... 12

Operation
Speaker setup.................................. 14
Selecting a sound source ................ 16
To enjoy Surround mode
or Stereo mode............................. 20
Tuning in a radio station................. 22
Using preset radio stations.............. 23
Recording a source ......................... 24

Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo Audio Video
Control Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and turning on the power.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new Audio Video Control
Receiver.
Please retain this manual for future reference.

Appendix
Troubleshooting guide.................... 26
Specifications ................................. 27

Control guide
Control positions and names .......... 28
Remote controller RC-385S ........... 29
Using the remote controller ............ 30

WARNING:

WARNING

AVIS

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN

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

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.

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.

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 Safeguards
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture - The appliance should not be used near
water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and
the like.
6. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used only with a
cart or stand that is recom- PORTABLE CART WARNING
mended by the manufacturer.
6A. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
S3125A

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7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted
to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
For example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed,
sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation
openings; or if placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the
ventilation openings, there should be free space of at least 20
cm (8 in.) and an opening behind the appliance.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
11. Polarization - If the appliance is provided with a polarized
plug having one blade wider than the other, please read the following information:
The polarization of the plug is a safety feature. The polarized
plug will only fit the outlet one way. If the plug does not fit
fully into the outlet, try reversing it. If there is still trouble, the
user should seek the services of a qualified electrician. Under
no circumstances should the user attempt to defeat the polarization of the plug.
12. Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, especially near plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
appliance.
13. Cleaning - The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer.

14. Power Lines - An outdoor antenna should be located away
from power lines.
15. Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance should be
unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period
of time.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure
through openings.
17. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the
appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
18. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. All
other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
19. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded
so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna-discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See Figure 1.

FIGURE 1:
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE

ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT

GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)

NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
S2898A

Precautions
1. Warranty Claim
You can find the serial number on the rear panel of this unit. In case
of warranty claim, please report this number.
2. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is
illegal without permission of the copyright holder.
3. AC Fuse
The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user-serviceable. If
power does not come on, contact your Onkyo authorized service
station.
4. Care
From time to time you should wipe the front and rear panels and the
cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier dirt, dampen a soft cloth in a
weak solution of mild detergent and water, wring it out dry, and
wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry immediately with a clean cloth.
Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or other chemical solvents or cloths since these could damage the finish or remove the
panel lettering.
5. Power
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs according to
country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the area
where this unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., AC
230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the rear panel.
Worldwide models are equipped with a voltage selector to conform
to local power supplies. Be sure to set this switch to match the voltage of the power supply in your area before plugging in the unit.

For British model
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 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be
replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5
amps 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 AMP SOCKET.
If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

For U.S. model
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of
the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
FCC Information for User
CAUTION:
The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
NOTE:
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
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
o Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
o Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
o Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
o Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

For Canadian model
CAUTION: THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED
THE CLASS B LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSION FROM
DIGITAL APPARATUS SET OUT IN THE RADIO INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS OF THE CANADIAN DEPARTMENT
OF COMMUNICATIONS.
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

Modele pour les Canadien
ATTENTION: L'INTERFÉRENCE RADIO ÉLECTRIQUE
GÉNÉRÉE PAR CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE TYPE B NE
DÉPASSE PAS LES LIMITES ÉNONCÉES DANS LE R?GLEMENT SUR LES PERTURBATIONS RADIO ÉLECTRIQUES,
SECTION APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE, DU MINIST?RE DES
COMMUNICATIONS.
Sur les mod?les dont la fiche est polarisée:
ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE
DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET
POUSSER JUSQU'AU FOND.

Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
ELECTRONICS GmbH
INDUSTRIESTRASSE 20
82110 GERMERING,
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 (or EN60555-2, -3).
GERMERING, GERMANY
K.OTSU

ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH

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Features

Supplied accessories

Amplifier Features

Check that the following accessories are supplied with this unit.

s 55 Watts MINIMUM OF CONTINUOUS RMS POWER to

each of the five channels into 8 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
with no more than 0.08% THD (North American models,
FTC rating) -- enough solid, clean power to drive your home
theater speakers with authority and produce dynamically rich
music, even at low volume levels.
s 75 Watts OF CONTINUOUS RMS POWER to each of the
five channels into 6 ohms at 1 kHz (European models, DIN)
-- more than enough for a thrilling home theater experience
in most entertainment rooms.
s 100 Watts MAXIMUM POWER to each of the five channels
into 6 ohms at 1 kHz (Asian models, EIAJ).
s COSTLY DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE CIRCUITRY
s 2 HIGH-QUALITY ALUMINUM-EXTRUDED HEAT SINKS

Audio/Video Features
s POWERED BY MOTOROLA 24-BIT DSP, the DSP56009,

which runs at 88 MHz, and can execute 44 million instructions per second (MIPS) for greater processing capacity that
translates into better dynamics, more reflections and more
reverberations -- parameters that define how real everything
will sound -- also gives you more control over factors specific to your home theater, such as room size, ambiance,
equalization and time delay.
s DOLBY* DIGITAL PROCESSOR BUILT-IN to decode the
5.1 channel pristine digital audio on DVDs, HDTV and other
sources.
s 3 A/V INPUTS to hook up a DVD player, HiFi VCR and
Digital Satellite System (DSS), for example.

AM loop antenna × 1

T-shaped FM antenna × 1

Remote controller (RC-385S) × 1
Batteries (size AA or UM-3) × 2
The following accessories are only available for worldwide
models.

75/300 ohm antenna
adapter × 1

Conversion plug (Shape may
vary depending on the area
which it was purchased.) × 1

FM/AM Tuner Features
s 30 FM/AM RANDOM PRESETS -- especially convenient if

there are a lot of radio stations in your area. You can assign a
number, in any order, to each of your favorite FM and AM
stations, then access them simply at the touch of a button.
s 3 STATION-GROUP PRESETS
s RDS (European models) with Programme Service (PS) for
additional broadcast information via the display.

Other Features You'll Enjoy
s PRECISION VOLUME CONTROL to eliminate the noise

and distortion inherent in electronic switching, and give you
more precise, minute volume-level adjustment by remote.
s LARGE, BRIGHT FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
s BATTERY-FREE MEMORY BACKUP

* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby", "Pro Logic" and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. (C)1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Memory Preservation
This unit does not require memory preservation batteries. A
built-in memory power back-up system preserves the contents
of the memory during power failures and even when the unit is
unplugged. The unit must be plugged in order to charge the
back-up system.
The memory preservation period after the unit has been
unplugged varies depending on climate and placement of the
unit. On the average, memory contents are protected over a
period of a few weeks after the last time the unit has been
unplugged. This period is shorter when the unit is exposed to a
highly humid climate.

Before operating this unit
Setting the AM tuning step frequency
(Worldwide models only)

10kHz
9kHz

Worldwide models are equipped with a switch that controls the AM
band tuning steps. Please set this switch to match the AM band tuning step frequency in your area.
U.S.A. and Canada : 10 kHz
Other areas
: 9 kHz

AM FREQUENCY
STEP

SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

AM

R

L

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

TAPE

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

L

L

R

(PLAY)
IN

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

FM
75

DVD

AC OUTLETS
REMOTE CONTROL

IN
SUB
CENTER WOOFER

VIDEO-1

OUT

L

SWITCHED
TOTAL 100W MAX.

Setting the Voltage selector (Worldwide models
only)

10kHz
9kHz

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

GND

AM FREQUENCY
STEP

L

L

R

R

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

VIDEO-2
IN

R

R
PHONO

L

120V

220-230V

V

VOLTAGE SELECTOR

CD

220-230V

120V

VOLTAGE SELECTOR

Worldwide models are equipped with a voltage selector to conform with
local power supplies. Be sure to set this switch to match the voltage of
the power supply in your area before plugging in the unit.
1. Determine the proper voltage for your area: 220-230 V or
120 V.
2. If the preset voltage is not correct for your area, insert a screwdriver into the groove in the switch. Slide the switch all the way
to the right (120 V) or to the left (220-230 V), whichever is
appropriate.

Installing the remote controller batteries
1. Remove the battery compartment cover by pressing the tab and
lifting up the cover.
2. Insert two AA (R6- or UM-3)-size batteries into the battery compartment. Carefully follow the polarity diagram (positive (+) and negative (-) symbols) inside the battery compartment.
3. After batteries are installed and seated correctly, replace the compartment cover.

1

+

-

Notes

+

2

o Do not mix new batteries with old batteries or different kinds of

-

batteries.

o To avoid corrosion, remove the batteries if the remote controller
is not to be used for a long time.

o Remove dead batteries immediately to avoid damage from coro

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rosion. If the remote controller doesn't operate smoothly,
replace both the batteries at the same time.
The life of the batteries supplied is about six months but this
will vary depending on usage.

-

Using the remote controller

Remote control sensor

TX-DS474

STANDBY indicator

30?
30?

approx. 5 m
(16 feet)

Point the remote controller toward the remote control sensor.
The STANDBY indicator lights up when the unit receives a signal
from the remote controller.
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 which 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 be pressed by mistake
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 any obstacle between the remote controller and the
remote control sensor, the remote controller will not operate.

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Audio equipment connections
o On each pair of input jacks, a red connector (marked R) corresponds to the right
o
o
o

channel, and a white connector (marked L) to the left channel.
Please refer to the instruction manual of each component when making any connections.
This receiver is designed for use with turntables using moving magnet cartridges.
Insert the plugs and connectors securely. Remember that improper connection
can result in noise, poor performance, or damage to the equipment.

Audio connection cable
L (Left)

L

R (Right)

R

Improper connection

Tape Deck
INPUT
(REC)

OUTPUT
(PLAY)

Insert completely

See page 7

SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

R

L

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

AM

TAPE

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

L

L

R

(PLAY)
IN

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

FM
75

DVD

AC OUTLETS

IN

VIDEO-1

OUT

L

AC 230V
50Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 100W MAX.

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

GND

REMOTE CONTROL

SUB
CENTER WOOFER

L

L

R

R

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

VIDEO-2
IN

R

R
PHONO

L

V

CD

To wall
outlet
Ground

OUTPUT
Turntable

OUTPUT
(ANALOG)
CD Player

OUTPUT (COAXIAL)
OUTPUT (DIGITAL)

Do not plug in the power
cord until all connections
have been made.

: signal flow

o A DVD or other component equipped with a digital output can be connected to this receiver. The digital connection must be
used in conjunction with an analog connection, because if the analog cable is disconnected, the audio output from TAPE OUT
and VIDEO-2 will not work.

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Video equipment connections
o On each pair of input jacks, a red connector (marked R) corresponds to the right
o
o

channel, and a white connector (marked L) to the left channel.
A yellow connector (marked V) is used for video connection.
Please refer to the instruction manual of each component when making any connections.

Audio connection cable
L (Left)

L

R (Right)

R

Video connection cable
V (Video)

V

Digital audio connections
This receiver has a powerful digital signal
processor for use with DVD players, DAT
decks, and CD players. The digital inputs,
DIGITAL-1 and DIGITAL-2, can be assigned
to individual input selector buttons, so when
an input selector button is pressed, the
assigned digital input is used instead of the
corresponding analog input. (See page 17.)

DVD Player

AUDIO OUTPUT
VIDEO OUTPUT

DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT
DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT

SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

R

L

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

AM

TAPE

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

L

L

R

(PLAY)
IN

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

FM
75

DVD

AC OUTLETS

IN

VIDEO-1

OUT

L

AC 230V
50Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 100W MAX.

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

GND

REMOTE CONTROL

SUB
CENTER WOOFER

L

L

R

R

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

VIDEO-2
IN

R

R
PHONO

L

V

CD

VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT

VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
Video Cassette Recorder

: signal flow
Monitor TV

Notes:
o When using a playback-only VCR, you need to make only the output connections.
o This receiver can be used with only a monitor TV equipped with a video input jack.
o Interference may be caused between the TV and this receiver. If this interference occurs, place the receiver and the TV as far apart
as possible. We do not recommend the use of a common TV/FM antenna (see antenna section).
o A DVD or other component equipped with a digital output can be connected to this receiver. The digital connection must be used in
conjunction with an analog connection, because if the analog cable is disconnected, the audio output from TAPE OUT and VIDEO-2
will not work.
o Remove the protective cap attached to the DIGITAL-1 (OPTICAL) jack before making the connection. When this jack is not used,
replace the protective cap.

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Connecting other devices
o On each pair of input jacks, a red connector (marked R) corresponds to the right
o
o

Audio connection cable
L (Left)

L

R (Right)

channel, and a white connector (marked L) to the left channel.
A yellow connector (marked V) is used for video connection.
Please refer to the instruction manual of each component when making any connections.

R

Video connection cable
V (Video)

V

Monaural audio cable (mono)

decoder with 5.1 channel output
You may connect the 5.1 channel outputs of an external decoder (such as DTS decoder or MPEG decoder) to the MULTICHANNEL
INPUTs of this unit.
Use the DVD player or decoder controls to adjust the speaker settings for multi-channel input.

DVD player or
a decoder with Multi (5.1) channel outputs
SUBWOOFER OUT
CENTER OUT

AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT

MULTI CHANNEL FRONT OUT

SURROUND OUT

SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

R

L

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

AM

TAPE

L

R

DVD
IN
SUB
CENTER WOOFER

VIDEO-1

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

OUT

L

L

R

IN

R
PHONO

8

L

R

VIDEO-2

R
CD

L

L

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

FM
75

GND

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

(PLAY)
IN

V

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

AC OUTLETS
REMOTE CONTROL

AC 230V
50Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 100W MAX.

Connecting other devices
AC outlet connection
SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

AM

R

L

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

TAPE

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

L

L

R

(PLAY)
IN

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

FM
75

DVD
IN

OUT

L

AC OUTLETS
AC 120V 60Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 120W 1A MAX.

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

GND

REMOTE CONTROL

SUB
CENTER WOOFER

VIDEO-1

L

L

R

R

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

VIDEO-2
IN

R

R
PHONO

L

V

CD

U.S.A. and
Canadian models
Capacity is total
120 watts.

Worldwide and
European models

Capacity is total
100 watts.

Connections for remote control (

TX-DS474
SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

AM

R

L

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

TAPE

L

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

FM
75

DVD
IN
SUB
CENTER WOOFER

VIDEO-1

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

OUT

L

L

R

(PLAY)
IN

GND

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

L

L

R

You can connect the power cord from another
audio device to the rear of this receiver.
Since the AC outlets on the unit are a
SWITCHED type outlet, you can use the
STANDBY/ON button, or the POWER button
on the remote controller to turn on/off the
power to both this receiver and the connected
audio devices.
First turn the POWER switch ON ( ON ).
The shape, number, and total capacity of the
AC outlets may differ depending on the area of
purchase. Make sure that the total capacity of
other components connected to this unit does
not exceed the capacity that is printed on the
rear panel.

AC OUTLETS
REMOTE CONTROL

AC 230V
50Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 100W MAX.

)

You can use the remote controller of this
receiver to operate cassette tape decks, compact disc players and DVD players that have
Onkyo
connectors.

R

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

VIDEO-2
IN

R

R
PHONO

L

V

CD

CD Player

Cassette Tape Deck

DVD Player

Connect a remote control cable to the connector with the
mark.
o An
remote control cable equipped with
a 3.5mm (1/8 in.)-diameter miniature twoconductor phone plug comes with every
compact disc player, cassette tape deck, or
DVD player that has an
connector.
o Remote control operation is not possible if
only the remote control cable is connected -
the audio connection cables must also be
connected.
o This receiver's remote controller does not
support control of Onkyo turntables.
o If the connecting device has two
connectors lined-up vertically or horizontally,
you can use either of them. They both offer
the same functionality.

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Connecting speakers
o If you want to use the surround effects, connect surround speakers. For the best results, connect a center speaker.
o Use FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals to connect a second pair of front speakers.
o This receiver is designed to produce optimum sound quality when speakers with impedances within the specified ranges are connected. Please check the following information and choose speakers with appropriate impedances for the connections.
FRONT SPEAKERS:
A or B: 6 ohms min./speaker
SURROUND SPEAKERS:
6 ohms min./speaker
CENTER SPEAKER:
6 ohms min.
Connecting the speaker cable
1. Twist wire ends very tight.

NOTE:
To prevent damage to circuitry,
never short-circuit the positive (+)
and negative (-) speaker wire.

10 mm

2. Press down the lever.

3. Insert the wire
into the hole.

NO

4. Release the lever
to replace it.

Front Speakers A
Active subwoofer

R ch.

L ch.

-+

SUB
WOOFER
PRE OUT

ANTENNA

R

L

-

Center Speaker

-

+

MULT I CHANNEL
I NPUT
L
R

DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

FRONT

CENTER
SPEAKER

(REC)
OUT

AM

+

TAPE

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

SURROUND

MONITOR
OUT

L

L

R

(PLAY)
IN

R

SURROUND
SPEAKERS

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DVD

AC OUTLETS
REMOTE CONTROL

IN
SUB
CENTER WOOFER

VIDEO-1

FRONT SPEAKERS
A
B

IN

GND
OUT

L

AC 230V
50Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 100W MAX.

L

L

R

R

MODEL NO. TX-DS474

VIDEO-2
IN

R

R
PHONO

L

V

CD

-+

-

+

L ch.

+

-+

R ch.
R ch.

-

L ch.

Surround Speakers

Front Speakers B

o When you use only one speaker or wish to listen
to monaural (mono) sound, a single speaker
should never be connected in parallel to both the
right and left channel terminals simultaneously.

+--+
R
L

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+--+
R
L

Positioning speakers
Positioning speakers
Speaker placement plays an important role in the reproduction of
Surround sound. The placement of the speakers varies depending
on the size of the room and the wall coverings used in the room.
The illustration shows an example of a layout for standard speaker
placement. Refer to this example when you position the speakers in
order to experience the best of Surround sound.

TV or Screen
Subwoofer
speaker

nt
Fro er
ak
spe ft
Le

Fro
spe nt
ak
Righ er
t

Center
speaker

Standard speaker placement
For ideal Surround effects, all speakers should be installed. If a
center speaker or subwoofer is not connected, the sound from the
unused channel is properly distributed to the connected speakers in
order to produce the best Surround sound possible.
Front: The left, right, and center speakers should face the seated
listener and be placed at ear level. The center speaker produces a
richer sound image by enhancing the perception of the sound's
source and movement.
Surround: Place the left and right Surround speakers 1 meter
(3 feet) above the listener's ear level and facing toward the sides of
the room, making sure that the listener is within the speakers' dispersion angle. These speakers produce the feel of a moving sound
while creating the sensation of being in the middle of the action.
Subwoofer: Install a subwoofer with a built-in power amplifier for
powerful bass sounds. The placement of the subwoofer does not
affect the final quality of the sound image too much, so you can
install it with the room layout in mind.

Surround
speaker
Right

Surround
speaker
Left
Listener

Refer to the speaker's instruction manual for more details.

Connecting the power
Connecting the power
3. STANDBY/ON button

o Before you plug in the receiver, confirm that all connections

2. POWER switch

have been made properly.

o Turning on this receiver's power may cause a momentary power

STANDBY indicator
Display

surge, which might interfere with other electrical equipment,
such as computers. If this happens, use a wall outlet on a different circuit.

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY

POWER

PARAMETER CONTROLLER
SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

CLEAR

PHONES

MUL CH INPUT
TI

DVD

VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

AM

BASS

TREBLE

1. To wall

CD

PHONO

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

3. POWER button

POWER

SLEEP

DIMMER

SUR
MODE

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

GROUP

CD

MULTI-CH
INPUT

CD

TUNER
PRESET

DVD

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

LEVEL

REMOTE CONTROLLER

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outlet

1. Plug the power cord into an AC wall outlet.
2. Press the POWER switch to set the receiver to Standby
mode.
The STANDBY indicator will light up.
3. Press the STANDBY/ON button or POWER button on the
remote controller to turn on the receiver. The display will
light up and the STANDBY indicator will be turned off.
If you press the STANDBY/ON button or POWER button on
the remote controller again, the receiver returns to Standby
mode.

o You cannot use the remote controller if the POWER switch on
TEST
TONE

MUTING

the receiver is set to OFF.

VOLUME

RC-385S

o Set the volume level to minimum before you turn off the power
to the unit.

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Making antenna connections
Connecting the antenna cable to the 75/300 ohm
antenna adapter (Worldwide models)
Outdoor
antenna

Indoor
antenna
300 ohms
ribbon wire

1

2

3
3
3 3 33
3
33 3 3
3

636
mm mm mm

Slit B

15mm

Connecting the 300 ohm ribbon wire:
Loosen the screws and wrap the wire around these screws. Then
tighten the screws with a screwdriver.
Connecting the coaxial cable:
1. With your fingernail or a small screwdriver, press the stoppers
outward and remove the cover.
2. Remove the transformer wire A from slit B and insert it into slit
C.
3. Prepare the coaxial cable as shown in the diagram.
Connect the 75/300 ohm antenna adapter to the coaxial cable.
1 Insert the end of the cable.
2 Clamp it in place with pliers.
4. Re-install the cover.

1

Wire A
Slit C

2

Directional Iinkage
Do not use the same antenna for both FM and TV (or VCR) reception since the FM and TV (or VCR) signals can interfere with each
other. If you must use a common FM/TV (or VCR) antenna, use a
directional linkage type splitter.
Directional linkage
type splitter
To TX-DS474

To TV (or VCR)

Assembling the AM loop antenna
Assemble the loop antenna as shown in the illustration.
o Refer to the next page for details on connecting the AM loop
antenna.

Insert into the hole.

Connecting the antenna cable

1

12

2

3

1. Press down the lever.
2. Insert the wire into the hole.
3. Release the lever to replace it.

Making antenna connections
Connecting the included antennas

ANTENNA

AM

Connecting the T-shaped FM antenna:
The T-shaped FM antenna is for indoor use only. Extend the
antenna and move it in various directions until the clearest signal is
received. Fix it with push pins or similar implements in the position that will cause the least amount of distortion.
If the reception is not very clear with the attached T-shaped FM
antenna, the use of an outdoor antenna is recommended.

FM
75

Connecting the AM loop antenna:
The AM loop antenna is for indoor use only. Set it in the direction
and position where you receive the clearest sound. Put it as far
away as possible from the unit, TVs, speaker cables, and power
cords.
When reception is not satisfactory with the attached AM loop
antenna alone, connection of an outdoor antenna is recommended.

ANTENNA

AM

FM
75

Connecting an FM outdoor antenna

ANTENNA

AM

FM
75

Please make sure that you follow the considerations below regarding the location.
Keep the antenna away from noise sources (neon signs, busy roads,
etc.).
It is dangerous to put the antenna close to power lines. Keep it well
away from power lines, transformers, etc.

o To avoid the risk of lightning and electrical shock, grounding is
necessary. Follow item 19 of the "Important Safeguards" on
page 2 when you install the outdoor antenna.

Connecting an AM outdoor antenna

ANTENNA

AM

Outdoor
antenna

The outdoor antenna will be more effective if it is stretched horizontally above a window or outside.

o Do not remove the AM loop antenna.
o To avoid the risk of lightning and electrical shock, grounding is
necessary. Follow item 19 of the "Important Safeguards" on
page 2 when you install the outdoor antenna.

FM
75

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Speaker setup
PARAMETER SELECTOR/ PARAMETER CONTROLLER buttons
Use these buttons to set the speaker parameters, such as the type and distance.

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER
TUNING

POWER

ON

SCAN GROUP

PRESET

OFF

TI
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DVD

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

MIDNIGHT THEATER

SURROUND MODE

A SPEAKERS B

CLEAR

TAPE(MONITOR)

VIDEO 2

VIDEO 1

FM

AM

BASS

TREBLE

CD

PHONO

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Use these buttons to adjust the
level of each speaker.

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Use this button to select a speaker.

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TEST TONE button
Use this button to adjust the
level of each speaker.

Speaker setup

PARAMETER SELECTOR

1

Before operating your stereo system, you need to set the type and
position of the connected speakers.

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

2
or

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

3
PARAMETER SELECTOR

or

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

4
PARAMETER SELECTOR

or

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

5
PARAMETER SELECTOR

or

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PARAMETER CONTROLLER

1. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button once to display the subwoofer parameter
2. Press the PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) buttons to
select "YES" if a subwoofer is connected, or select "NO" if a
subwoofer is not connected.
3. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button to display
the front speaker size parameter, and press the PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) buttons to select "LRG" or
"SML" according to the speaker size.
LRG: Select this for large, wideband speakers.
SML: Select this for small speakers with limited bass signal
handling.
4. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button to display
the center speaker parameter, and press the PARAMETER
CONTROLLER ?/(R) button to select "YES" if a center
speaker is connected, or select "NO" if a center speaker is
not connected.
5. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button to display
the surround speaker, and press the PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) button to select "YES" if surround speakers are connected, or select "NO" if surround speakers are
not connected.

Speaker setup

6

PARAMETER SELECTOR

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

PARAMETER SELECTOR

7

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

8

PARAMETER SELECTOR

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

9, 10
PARAMETER SELECTOR

dB

or
dB

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

11

PARAMETER SELECTOR

PARAMETER CONTROLLER

1, 3

6. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button to display the
front speaker position parameter, and press the PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) button repeatedly to set the distance value from your listening position to the front speaker.
Pressing the PARAMETER CONTROLLER(R) button repeatedly
increases the value.
Pressing the ?PARAMETER CONTROLLER button repeatedly
decreases the value.
Set the value closest to the actual distance.
7. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button and use the
PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) buttons to set the
center speaker position parameter.
You cannot set the following values:
o Values larger than the front speaker position setting
o Values smaller than the value obtained by subtracting "5ft"
from the front speaker setting
8. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button and use the
PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) buttons to set the surround speaker position parameter.
You cannot set the following values:
o Values larger than the front speaker position setting
o Values smaller than the value obtained by subtracting "15ft"
from the front speaker setting
9. Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button to display
the LFE LEVEL ATT parameter.
10.Press the PARAMETER CONTROLLER ?/(R) buttons to
select 0 or -10dB.
In general, leave this parameter set to 0dB.
When Dolby digital sound is played and if the bass range is too
loud, set this parameter to "-10dB" to decrease the Low Frequency Effect in the low frequency channel by 10dB.
11.Press the PARAMETER SELECTOR(R) button to return to
the original display.

Test Tone (Remote controller only)

TEST
TONE

Use the remote controller and produce the test tone to adjust the
level of the connected speakers.
1. Press the TEST TONE button.
Each speaker produces the test tone (pink noise) in the following order:

2

CH SEL

dB

LEVEL

TEST
TONE

L (Front L ch)
SW (Subwoofer)

C (Center ch)
LS (L-Surround)

R (Front R ch)
RS (R-Surround)

2. To adjust the level of each speaker, press the CH SEL button
to select a speaker and press the LEVEL?/+ buttons to
raise or lower the level.
The test tone should sound at the same level when you hear it in
your listening position. You can adjust the level in the range
between -12dB and +12dB.
3. Press the TEST TONE button to complete adjustment.

Parameter selector
This chart shows how the display changes when the PARAMETER SELECTOR buttons are pressed. Selecting a parameter and pressing the
PARAMETER CONTROLLER button will change the value or setting for the selected parameter.

START

Subwoofer YES / NO
PARAMETER SELECTOR

PARAMETER SELECTOR

FRONT Speaker Distance
1 ~9m, 0.3 ~ 30ft

LFE Level Attenuator
0 / -10dB

QUIT

FRONT Speaker LARGE / SMALL
Center Speaker Distance
1 ~9m, 0.3 ~ 30ft
Center Speaker YES / NO

Surround Speaker YES / NO

Surround Speaker Distance
1 ~9m, 0.3 ~ 30ft

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Selecting a sound source
Follow the steps below to select a device to play the sound source.

2. Make sure that the SPEAKERS A
indicator is lit on the display. If it is not lit,
press the SPEAKERS A button.
(Refer to the "Speakers selector" section on
the page 18 for more details.)

DIMMER button
Use this button to change
the brightness of the
display (normal or dim).

4. Adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
These controls allow you to adjust the volume of the
Front, Center, Surround speakers and subwoofer
simultaneously. Turning the control clockwise
increases the volume level. Turning the control
counter-clockwise decreases the volume level.

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

ON

TUNING

SCAN GROUP

PRESET

OFF

TI
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DVD

DIMMER

MIDNIGHT THEATER

SURROUND MODE

A SPEAKERS B

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE
CLEAR

TAPE(MONITOR)

VIDEO 2

VIDEO 1

AM

FM

PHONO

BASS

TX-DS474

PHONES

1. Press the desired input selector button
or MULTI-CH INPUT button.
The selected source name appears on the
display. Refer to page 17 for more
information on MULTI CH INPUT.

5. Use the bass, treble
controls to adjust the tone.
3. Start playing the selected input source.
(Refer to page 18 for more
Follow the operating instructions for the
details.)
source device.

SLEEP button
This button allows you to set
the sleep timer.
(Refer to page 19 for more
details.)

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DIMMER button
Use this button to change the
brightness of the display (normal
or dim).

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MUTING button
This button mutes the sound temporarily.
(Refer to page 19 for more details.)

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4. VOLUME button
(?up/+down)
Use this button to adjust
the volume level.

TREBLE

CD

1. INPUT SELECTOR button
Use this button to select a desired sound source.

Note:
If you hear no sound from the speakers, check the following items:
o Make sure that all devices and speakers are connected correctly and securely.
o Make sure that the TAPE MONITOR indicator is not lit on the display when you select an input source other than TAPE. If the indicator is
lit, no sound will be produced. Press the TAPE (MONITOR) button to turn it off and press the desired input selector button.
o The sound is muted when the MUTING indicator is lit. Press the MUTING button on the remote controller to cancel the mute function.
o Refer to page 24 for more information on how to use TAPE MONITOR for recording.
o When you select a source that is connected to the DIGITAL INPUT jacks on the rear panel, you must select digital input (refer to
page 17.).
o If you have selected MULTI CH INPUT, you need to adjust the level of each speaker (refer to page 17).

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Selecting a sound source
When Multi channel input is selected as a source

1
POWER

SLEEP

DIMMER

SUR
MODE

GROUP

CD

Follow the steps below to adjust the level of each speaker if you
have selected MULTI-CH INPUT.

MULTI-CH
INPUT

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

CD

TUNER
PRESET

DVD

MULTI-CH
INPUT

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

LEVEL

1. Press MULTI-CH INPUT button on the remote controller.
You cannot select any Surround mode.
2. Press the CH SEL button to select the desired speakers.
3. Use the LEVEL ?/+ button to change the volume level of
the speakers.
You can adjust the volume level of each speaker individually. Adjust
the level while listening to the sound in the listening position.
You can adjust the level of the front, center, and surround speakers in the range between -12dB and +12dB.
You can adjust the subwoofer level in the range between -30dB
and +12dB.

TEST
TONE

MUTING

REMOTE CONTROLLER

VOLUME

RC-385S

2
LEFT

CENTER

SUBWOOFER

POWER

SLEEP

DIMMER

SUR
MODE

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

GROUP

CD

RIGHT

L-SUR

MULTI-CH
INPUT

R-SUR

CH SEL

CD

TUNER
PRESET

TEST
TONE

DVD

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

LEVEL

REMOTE CONTROLLER

TEST
TONE

MUTING

LEVEL

VOLUME

RC-385S

Switching between digital and analog inputs
TX-DS474

DVD Player

DIGITAL 2
(COAXIAL)

DIGITAL 1
(OPTICAL)

1

DVD

DVD ANLG

DVD DIG1

2
DIGITAL 1

DVD DIG2

Either a digital or analog device can be connected to the digital
connector. Follow the steps below to select digital or analog
according to the type of the connected device.
Assume that you have connected a DVD player to the DIGITAL 1
connector.
1. Press the Input Selector button (DVD) repeatedly to select
"DVD DIG1."
Pressing the DVD button repeatedly changes the display as
shown in the illustration on the left.
ANLG : Analog input
DIG1 : Digital input (DIGITAL 1 (OPTICAL))
DIG2 : Digital input (DIGITAL 2 (COAXIAL))
If an analog device is connected, press the Input Selector button
to select "ANLG."
You can switch between digital and analog for the DVD, VIDEO1, 2, and CD input sources.
To cancel a digital input assignment, press the corresponding input
selector button until "ANLG" is displayed.
Even when the digital inputs are used, the analog connecting cables
must be left in place. Otherwise, the audio output from TAPE OUT
and VIDEO-2 will not work. (See page 7.)
Warning:
o Do not play CD-ROM discs that contain computer data as they
may damage the speakers when the sound is amplified by the
receiver.

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Selecting a sound source
Speakers selector (SPEAKERS A, B)
SPEAKERS A: This button turns on or off the speakers connected
to the FRONT SPEAKERS A, CENTER SPEAKER, SURROUND
SPEAKERS and SUBWOOFER terminals.
When you select Dolby Pro Logic, Hall, Live, or Multi-CH
INPUT, be sure to turn on SPEAKERS A.
When the speakers are turned on, the SPEAKERS A indicator
lights up.
SPEAKERS B: This button turns on or off the speakers connected
to the FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals.
When the speakers are turned on, the SPEAKERS B indicator
lights up.
Note:
You cannot use the A and B speakers simultaneously.

Adjusting the tone (BASS, TREBLE)
Treble and bass adjustment is effective only for the Front speakers
and headphones.
BASS: Boosts or cuts the bass response.
TREBLE: Boosts or cuts the treble response.

Listening through headphones (PHONES)
You can connect stereo headphones to the PHONES jack using a
standard stereo plug.
If you connect headphones, the unit will enter STEREO mode
automatically, and no sound will be produced from the speakers. If
you have selected MULTI-CH INPUT, you will hear sound only
from the FRONT L and R channels.

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Selecting a sound source
Sleep function (Remote controller only)
The sleep timer can turn off the power to the system after a specified time period.
To set up this function, use the remote controller supplied with this
receiver.
1. Start playing the source you would like to listen to (CD,
tape, or radio broadcast).
2. Press the SLEEP button repeatedly to set the duration of
time after which you want the system to turn off.
The longest timer value you can set is 90 minutes. Pressing the
SLEEP button each time reduces the time value in 10-minute increments.
When the specified time comes, the power will be switched off
automatically.
Disabling the Sleep function
Press the SLEEP button until it returns to the selected input source
name.
or
The timer setting will be cancelled if you turn off the power to the unit.

Temporary muting (MUTING)
(Remote controller only)
Press the MUTING button on the remote controller. The MUTING
indicator will light and the sound from the speakers or headphones
will be switched off by the receiver's audio muting circuits.
To cancel,
o press the MUTING button again, or
o turn the power off, then turn it on again.

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To enjoy Surround mode or Stereo mode
2. SURROUND MODE button
This button allows you to
select a Surround mode.

MIDNIGHT THEATER button
Use this button to play sound in Dolby
Digital mode (refer to page 21).

VOLUME knob
Use this knob to adjust
the volume level.

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER
TUNING

POWER

ON

SCAN GROUP

PRESET

OFF

SURROUND MODE

A SPEAKERS B

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MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

MIDNIGHT THEATER

CLEAR

VIDEO 2

VIDEO 1

DVD

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

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PHONO

BASS

TREBLE

CD

TX-DS474

PHONES

1. Input selector buttons
Select the desired input source.

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VOLUME button
(?up/+down)
Use this button to adjust
the volume level.

2. SUR MODE button
This button allows you to
select a Surround mode.

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1. INPUT SELECTOR buttons
Select the desired input source.

This receiver has five Surround modes. Select a suitable mode according to the type of music you are listening to, the media used, and your
personal preference. The selected surround mode is automatically stored along with the selected source. Next time you select the same
source again, the stored surround mode will be automatically recalled.
Surround Modes
Before using a Surround mode, make sure the Speaker Setup
parameters have been set (refer to page 14). Once the parameters
have been set, it is not necessary to set them again.
DOLBY DIGITAL
Dolby Digital Surround mode is used to decode media such as
DVD discs bearing the
mark and Dolby Digital broadcasts.
Dolby Digital is a new-generation digital audio format for multichannel surround audio.
Adding to the conventional five full range channels, Dolby Digital
supports one LFE (Low Frequency Effects) channel, which is used
solely for correcting the bass range by using an independent subwoofer. Dolby Digital is sometimes referred to as 5.1-channel format since this LFE channel is calculated as 0.1.
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
In Dolby Surround mode, video tapes and laser discs bearing the
trademark are decoded to reproduce the multi-channel
Surround sound of a movie theater.
DIGITAL

DOLBY SURROUND

PRO

20

LOGIC

Dolby Pro Logic Surround provides four channels of surround
sound (Left/Right front, Center, and monaural Surround channels),
with importance placed on the Center speaker.
HALL
This mode simulates the atmosphere of a concert hall. Suitable for
classical music.
LIVE
This mode reproduces the acoustics of a live performance.
ARENA Surround
This mode recreates the atmosphere of a concert in a domed stadium.
STEREO
Select this mode when you do not wish to use the surround mode.
All input sound is output from the front speakers.

To enjoy Surround mode or Stereo mode
Selecting a Surround mode

SURROUND MODE

Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Digital
Stereo /
Dolby Digital (Stereo)

Live

Hall

Arena

1. Press an Input Selector button to select the desired sound
source.
2. Press the SURROUND MODE button repeatedly until the
desired Surround mode name appears.
The display changes in the order shown on left each time you
press the button.
o If you are using the remote controller, press the SUR MODE
button to select the desired Surround mode.
o If DOLBY PRO LOGIC is selected during playback of a
DOLBY DIGITAL source, the Surround mode automatically
changes to DOLBY DIGITAL and the DOLBY DIGITAL indicator lights up on the display.
o If you have set the surround speaker parameter for the speaker
setup (see page 14) to "NO," STEREO or 3 STEREO will be
selected for Surround mode
3. Play the selected sound source.

Setting the Surround mode parameters
Midnight Theater
If you play a movie at a low volume at night, set this parameter to
"ON" to narrow the dynamic range of the sound to make it easier to
hear.
The Midnight Theater function works only with source material
that contains necessary Dolby Digital information.
Press the MIDNIGHT THEATER button. The MIDNIGHT THEATER indicator appears on the display. To cancel the MIDNIGHT
THEATER function, press the MIDNIGHT THEATER button
again.

MIDNIGHT
THEATER
MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY

POWER

PARAMETER CONTROLLER
SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

CLEAR

PHONES

MUL CH INPUT
TI

DVD

VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

AM

PHONO

BASS

TREBLE

CD

o The Midnight Theater function is available only in Dolby Digital Surround mode.

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

TX-DS474

LFE (Low Frequency Effect) Level Attenuation
If the bass range is too loud, set this parameter to "-10 dB" to
decrease the Low Frequency Effect in the low-frequency channel
by 10 dB.
Use the Speaker Setup procedure described on page 14 to
switch the LFE level between 0dB and -10dB.

o The LFE Level Attenuation function is available only in Dolby
Digital Surround mode.

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Tuning in a radio station
? TUNING (R)

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

CLEAR

PHONES

MUL CH INPUT
TI

DVD

VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

AM

PHONO

BASS

TREBLE

CD

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

TX-DS474

FM
AM FM MUTE/MODE

Manual tuning

1
FM

AM

SPEAKERS A

1. Press the FM or AM button.
2. Use the TUNING ?/(R) buttons to change the frequency.
(R) (up) ..............the frequency increases.
? (down) .........the frequency decreases.

SPEAKERS A

o The frequency changes in 50 kHz steps in FM and 10 kHz (or
9 kHz) in AM each time you press the TUNING ?/(R) button.

o In FM, if this button is held continuously for more than 0.5 seconds, the frequencies are scanned automatically (FM auto tuning mode). When a broadcast is received, scanning stops.

2
TUNING

SPEAKERS A

FM MUTE
2
VIDEO

TUNED

FM STEREO

MHz

Receiving RDS (European model only)
When an RDS (Radio Data System) station broadcasting PS (Program Service Name) information is received, the RDS indicator
lights up and the name of the station is displayed.

o RDS reception is only available on the European model, and
only in areas where RDS broadcasts are available.

Listening to a stereo radio station (FM mode)
MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

CLEAR

22

When you tune in a stereo FM station, the FM STEREO indicator
lights up if the signal is sufficiently strong.
If the signal is weak, it may be impossible to tune in to the desired
station. In this case, tune in as follows.
Press the FM MUTE/MODE button. The FM MUTE indicator
turns off. At this time, the station will be in mono and interstation
noise will be heard. Select the station to which you want to listen.

Using preset radio stations
SCAN
GROUP

AM
FM

? TUNING (R)
POWER

SLEEP

DIMMER

SUR
MODE

MULTI-CH
INPUT

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

CD

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

GROUP

PARAMETER SELECTOR

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

GROUP

CD

TUNER
PRESET

DVD

TUNER
? PRESET (R)

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

DISC

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

TAPE

CLEAR

MUL CH INPUT
TI

PHONES

VIDEO 1

DVD

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

AM

CH SEL

TREBLE

BASS

TEST
TONE

CD

PHONO

LEVEL
AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

MUTING

VOLUME

TX-DS474

REMOTE CONTROLLER

? PRESET (R)

RC-385S

MEMORY
FM MUTE/MODE

Programming radio stations

2
SPEAKERS A

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

FM MUTE
2
VIDEO

TUNED

FM STEREO
MEMORY

GROUP
A

CLEAR
CH

MHz

3
SCAN

SPEAKERS A

GROUP

FM MUTE
2
VIDEO

TUNED

FM STEREO
MEMORY

GROUP
B

CH

MHz

1. Select the frequency that you want to store in the memory.
(See Tuning in a radio station on page 22.)
2. Press the MEMORY button.
The MEMORY indicator will light up for eight seconds.
3. While the MEMORY indicator is lit, press the GROUP button to choose the desired group.
The group shown on the display changes in the following order
each time the button is pressed:
GROUP A
GROUP B
GROUP C
4. Select the desired memory number using PRESET ?/(R)
button.
5. Press the MEMORY button.

4
PRESET

SPEAKERS A

FM MUTE
2
VIDEO

TUNED

FM STEREO

GROUP
B

o Since ten AM or FM stations can be stored in each group (A, B
or C), a total of 30 stations can be stored in the memory.

CH

MHz

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

5

CLEAR

FM

1

AM

Selecting a preset station

Remote controller

TUNER

2

1. Select the tuner as the source by pressing the AM or FM
input selector button on the main unit.
2. Press the GROUP button until the desired group is displayed.
3. Enter the desired preset number using the PRESET ? and
(R) buttons or press the SCAN button to scan through the
preset stations.
If the SCAN button is pressed, each station stored in the
selected group will be played for five seconds. When the desired
station is found, press the SCAN button again to stop scanning.

Remote controller
SCAN

GROUP

GROUP

3

Remote controller
PRESET

or

SCAN

Remote controller operation

PRESET

GROUP

1. Select the tuner as the source by pressing the TUNER input
selector button on the remote controller.
2. Press the GROUP button until the desired group is displayed.
3. Press the PRESET (? or (R)) button.

Cancelling preset stations
MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

SPEAKERS A

FM MUTE
2
VIDEO

TUNED

FM STEREO

GROUP
B

CLEAR
MHz

CH

1. Select the preset station you wish to remove as explained in
the previous section.
2. Press the FM MUTE/MODE button while holding down the
MEMORY button. "- -" appears on the channel display.

o Once the preset station has been cancelled, the memory location
can be used to store another station.

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Recording a source
1

Recording an audio source

2
MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

CLEAR

MUL CH INPUT
TI

PHONES

VIDEO 1

DVD

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

AM

PHONO

BASS

TREBLE

CD

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

TX-DS474

1?3

3
Turntable
CD player

Tape deck
(TAPE)

VCR, VDP
DVD

2

VIDEO 1

DVD

FM

AM

Make all connections between the tape deck and the receiver as
shown in the "Audio equipment connections" diagram (page 6).
1. Insert a blank tape into the tape deck.
2. Press the input selector button for the source you want to
record.
o If you select DVD, VIDEO-1 or VIDEO-2, only the audio will
be recorded.
o If you select FM or AM, set the tuner to the station you want to
record.
3. Set the tape deck in recording mode. Start playing the
source.
Set the proper recording level using the controls on the tape
deck.

o Please read the corresponding instruction manuals for more
information on how to operate the corresponding equipment.

VIDEO 2

PHONO

CD

Monitoring

TAPE(MONITOR)

If the tape deck has three heads, the signal just recorded can be
monitored:
Press the TAPE (MONITOR) button. The TAPE MONITOR indicator appears on the display.
To stop monitoring, press the TAPE (MONITOR) button again.
The TAPE MONITOR indicator turns off.

o You cannot use the monitor function with the MULTI-CH
INPUT button turned on.

o Refer to the tape deck's instruction manual for more details.

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Recording a source
Recording data from a video disc player (or a
video camcorder) to VCR

1
MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

Video disc programs can be recorded onto a VCR (VIDEO-2).

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

CLEAR

MUL CH INPUT
TI

PHONES

VIDEO 1

DVD

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

1. Load a disc in the video disc player or DVD player, and
insert a blank tape in the VCR (VIDEO-2).
2. Press the VIDEO-1 or DVD button.
3. Start playing the video disc player and recording on the
VCR.

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

FM

AM

PHONO

TREBLE

BASS

CD

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

TX-DS474

2
1?3

1?3

VCR
(VIDEO-2)

2

o Refer to the Video equipment connections section on the page 7.

VDP, DVD player
(VIDEO-1)

VIDEO 1

DVD

or

Adding new sound to a video tape during video
editing

4

3

1

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

During video tape editing, you can add sound to the recording
VCR from various audio program sources.

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

CLEAR

MUL CH INPUT
TI

PHONES

DVD

VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TAPE(MONITOR)

FM

AM

PHONO

BASS

TREBLE

CD

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

TX-DS474

1?5

5
Turntable

VDP, VCR, DVD (VIDEO-1)

CD player

1. Insert the disc or tape that you want to record into the
player connected to VIDEO-1.
2. Insert a blank video tape in the VCR connected to VIDEO-2.
3. Press the VIDEO-1 button.
4. Select the audio program source (FM, AM, PHONO, CD).
5. Start playing the video connected to the VIDEO-1 terminal
and start playing the sound source. Then, start recording on
the VCR that is connected to the VIDEO-2 terminal.

o Refer to the video disc player, video camcorder, DVD or VCR
instruction manuals for additional information.

2?5

VCR (VIDEO-2)

3

VIDEO 1

4
FM

AM

PHONO

CD

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Troubleshooting guide
If a problem occurs while you are using the remote controller, first try to operate the front panel controls on the main unit to make sure that it
is not due to a malfunction (or worn out batteries) in the remote controller.
Trouble

Cause

No power.

o
o

Power on but no sound.

o
o
o
o
o

No sound from the center
speaker, or very minimal
sound.

o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Hum, low-frequency noise.

Howling when the volume is
turned up.
Rough or scratchy sound.
High range is not clear.
AM stations
received.

cannot

be

Buzzing noise on AM (particularly conspicuous at night or
with weak stations).
High-pitched noise or buzzing
noise on AM.
Crackling noise on AM, FM.

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Remedy

Power cord is disconnected.
There is external noise in the computer circuits of this unit.

o
o
o

AC fuse blown.
TAPE MONITOR indicator is lit.
MUTING indicator is lit.
Bad connections.
Amplifier protection circuitry has been activated. ('PROTECT' will be displayed.)

SURROUND MODE button is set to STEREO.
CENTER level is set to minimum.
CENTER SPEAKER is set to NO.
Poor or no input ground.
Poor or no phono motor ground.
The placement of the audio connection cables
on the rear panel is incorrect.
and

speakers

are

o
o
o

Speaker cable is not corrected.

Turntable
together.

o
o

too

close

Stylus of turntable pick-up is worn.
Turntable stylus tip is dirty.
Treble control too high.
AM loop antenna is not attached.
Noise from electrical apparatus such as fluorescent lamp.
Noise from TV set.

Noise caused by turning fluorescent lamp on
and off.
Noise from automobile ignition.

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

TUNED and STEREO indicators light but sound is distorted
and stereo separation is bad.
TUNED and STEREO indicators flicker and hiss is heard
on FM.
No station is recalled when a
SCAN button is pressed.
Front panel controls function
but remote controller does not.
The sound of the playback
source is not heard.

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Station is too strong.
Multiple reflection of the radio waves because
of tall buildings or mountains.
Station is too weak.
Stereo FM broadcasts cover only about half
the distance of an ordinary broadcast.
The power cord has been unplugged or the
POWER switch has been turned off for a long
time.
No batteries in remote controller.
Batteries have worn out.
The input selector is not set properly.

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

See
page

Connect power cord.
Turn the power button off and then on again
or remove the AC plug from the outlet and
then plug it again.
Contact your Onkyo Service Center.

11
11

Press the TAPE (MONITOR) button.
Press the MUTING button on the remote controller to turn it off.
Check connections, speaker leads, etc.
Contact your Onkyo Service Center.

16
19

Check the connection between the amplifier
and the speaker.
Set the SURROUND MODE button to DOLBY
PRO LOGIC, HALL, LIVE or ARENA.
Set the CENTER level to the appropriate volume.
Set CENTER SPEAKER to YES.

10

Check outer conductor of input plugs.
Check for proper ground connection.
Adjust the placement of the cable to reduce
hum.

6
6

10

21
15
14

Move them farther apart.
Replace.
Clean.
Turn treble control down.
Connect the included AM loop antenna to the
AM antenna terminals.

12

Move the AM loop antenna to different position.
Set up an outdoor AM antenna.

13

Place the AM loop antenna as far as possible
from the TV.
Move unit away from TV set.

13

Move antenna as far as possible from the fluorescent lamp.
Install an FM outdoor antenna as far as possible from the road.
Change the position or direction of the outdoor antenna.

13

13

Change to T-shaped antenna.
Use antenna which has better directivity and
select a point where the distortion is least.

12
13

Install an outdoor FM antenna.
Change the position or direction of the outdoor antenna.

13

The memory contents are lost. Store all stations again.

23

Insert batteries.
Replace batteries.

5
5

Set it to the playback source.

16

Also refer to the respective instruction manuals of the video disc player, video cassette recorder, TV monitor, etc., that compose your entertainment system.

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Specifications
AMPLIFIER SECTION
Continuous Average Power
output (FTC)
All channels:

55 watts per channel min. RMS at
8 ohms, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz
to 20 kHz with no more than 0.08%
total harmonic distortion.
70 watts min. RMS at 6 ohms, 2 channels driven from 1 kHz with no more
than 0.1% total harmonic distortion.
Continuous Power output (DIN) 75 watts × 5 at 6 ohms
Maximum Power output (EIAJ) 100 watts × 5 at 6 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.08% at rated power (Front)
IM Distortion:
0.08% at rated power (Front)
Damping Factor:
60 at 8 ohms (Front)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
PHONO:
2.5 mV, 50 kohms
LINE (CD, TAPE, DVD,
VIDEO-1, 2):
200 mV, 50 kohms
MULTICHANNEL INPUT
(FRONT L/R, SURROUND L/R, CENTER): 200 mV, 50 kohms
(SUBWOOFER):
36 mV, 50 kohms
DIGITAL-2 (COAXIAL):
0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms
VIDEO IN
(DVD, VIDEO-1, 2):
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Output Level and Impedance
Rec out (TAPE, VIDEO-2): 200 mV, 2.2 kohms
Pre out (SUBWOOFER):
1 V, 2.2 kohms
VIDEO OUT
(VIDEO-2, MONITOR): 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Phono Overload:
110 mV RMS at 1 kHz, 0.5% T.H.D.
Frequency Response:
20 Hz to 30 kHz, ?1 dB
RIAA Deviation:
20 Hz to 20 kHz, ?0.8 dB
Tone Control
Bass:
?10 dB at 100 Hz
Treble:
?10 dB at 10 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Phono:
80 dB (IHF A, 5 mV input)
CD/Tape:
100 dB (IHF A)

VIDEO SECTION
Signal sensitivity and
impedance:

1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
(DVD, VIDEO-1, VIDEO-2 input, output)

TUNER SECTION
FM
Tuning Range:
Usable Sensitivity
Mono:
Stereo:
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono:
Stereo:
Capture Ratio:
Image Rejection Ratio
U.S.A. & Canadian models:
Other area models:

IF Rejection Ratio:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Mono:
Stereo:
Alternate Channel Attenuation:
Selectivity:
AM Suppression Ratio:
Total Harmonic Distortion
Mono:
Stereo:
Frequency Response:
Stereo Separation:

90 dB
73 dB
67 dB
55 dB
50 dB (DIN)
50 dB
0.15%
0.25%
30 Hz -- 15 kHz, ?1.5 dB
45 dB at 1 kHz
30 dB at 100 Hz -- 10 kHz

AM
Tuning Range
U.S.A. & Canadian models: 530--1,710 kHz (10 kHz steps)
European & Australian
522--1,611 kHz (9 kHz steps)
models:
Worldwide models:
531--1,602 kHz (9 kHz steps),
530--1,710 kHz (10 kHz steps)
Usable Sensitivity:
30 uV
Image Rejection Ratio:
40 dB
IF Rejection Ratio:
40 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
40 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.7%

GENERAL
Power Supply:

Power Consumption:
Dimensions (W × H × D):
Weight:

AC 120 V, 60 Hz
AC 230 V, 50 Hz
AC 220-230 V and 120 V switchable,
50/60 Hz
3.3 A
240 W
435 × 150 × 324 mm
17-1/8 " × 5-7/8 " × 12-3/4 "
9.5 kg, 20.9 lbs.
10.7 kg, 23.6 lbs.

REMOTE CONTROL
Transmitter:
Signal range:
Power supply:

Infrared
Approx. 5 meters, 16 ft.
Two "AA" batteries (1.5 V × 2)

Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
Power supply and voltage vary depending on the area in which the unit is
purchased.

87.5 -- 108.0 MHz
11.2 dBf, 1.0 uV (75 ohms)
18.2 dBf, 2.2 uV (75 ohms)
18.2 dBf, 2.2 uV (75 ohms)
39.2 dBf, 24 uV (75 ohms)
1.5 dB
40 dB
85 dB

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Control positions and names
1

2

3

6

45

7

8

10

9

MASTER VOLUME

STANDBY/ON

PARAMETER SELECTOR

STANDBY
PARAMETER CONTROLLER

POWER

SCAN

PRESET

GROUP

TUNING

HIGH CURRENT DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE AMPLIFIER
ON

OFF
A SPEAKERS B

SURROUND MODE

MIDNIGHT THEATER

MEMORY FM MUTE / MODE

DIMMER

CLEAR

MUL CH INPUT
TI

PHONES

VIDEO 1

DVD

TAPE(MONITOR)

VIDEO 2

FM

AM

BASS

TREBLE

CD

PHONO

AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL RECEIVER

17

18

a

Display

16

b

LIVE DOLBY PRO LOGIC
HALL DOLBY DIGITAL
ARENA STEREO

15

c

d

13

14

e

f

g

12

h

TX-DS474

11

jklm

i

TUNED
FM STEREO
SPEAKERS A B MUTING FM MUTE
TAPE MONITOR VIDEO 1 2 DVD
DIGITAL 1 2

RDS
MEMORY

GROUP
ABC
SLEEP
MIN

MIDNIGHT THEATER

kHz
MHz

mSEC
CH dB

n

Front panel
For more information about buttons or knobs, refer to the pages listed
in the brackets ( [ ] ) below.
1. STANDBY/ON button[9, 11]
2. POWER switch [9, 11]
3. SPEAKERS A/B button [16, 18]
4. STANDBY indicator [5, 11]
5. Remote control sensor [5]
6. TUNER operation buttons
SCAN button [23]
GROUP button [23]
PRESET button [23]
TUNING UP/DOWN buttons [22, 23]
FM MUTE/MODE button [22, 23]
MEMORY button [23]
7. Display (Refer to the "Display" illustration.)
8. PARAMETER SELECTOR buttons [14, 15]
9. PARAMETER CONTROLLER buttons [14, 15]
10. MASTER VOLUME control knob [16]
11. TREBLE control knob [16, 18]
12. BASS control knob [16, 18]
13. DIMMER button [16]
14. MIDNIGHT-THEATER button [20, 21]
15. SURROUND MODE button [20, 21]
16. Input selector buttons [16, 20, 21]
17. MULTI CHANNEL INPUT button [17]
18. PHONES jack [18]

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Display
If a protective film on the surface of the screen making it difficult
to read the display, remove the film.
a. MIDNIGHT THEATER indicator
b. Surround Mode indicators
c. Tape Monitor indicator
d. Speakers A/B indicators
e. Audio Mute indicator
f. Video input selector indicators
g. FM Mute On/Off indicator
h. Tuned indicators
i. FM Stereo indicator
j. RDS station received indicator
(European model only)
k. Memory indicator
l. Group indicators
m. Sleep indicator
n. Multi function display
(Frequency and Preset station/Input selector/Sleep time/
Volume level)

Remote controller RC-385S
7
8
POWER

1
2
3

SLEEP

DIMMER

SUR
MODE

MULTI-CH
INPUT

9
INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

GROUP

CD

CD

TUNER
PRESET

10

DVD

DISC

11

4

TAPE

CH SEL

12
TEST
TONE

13

5
LEVEL

MUTING

VOLUME

1. Power button (POWER) [11]
2. Sleep button (SLEEP) [16, 19]
3. Input selector buttons [16]
(Video 1, 2, PHONO, CD, DVD, TAPE)
4. CD operation buttons [30]
5. Tape operation buttons [30]
6. Level up/down button (LEVEL ?/+) [14, 15, 17]
7. DIMMER button (DIMMER) [16]
8. Surround mode button (SUR MODE) [20]
9. Multi channel input button [17]
10. Tuner operation buttons (TUNER) [23, 30]
GROUP: -- Group selector button
?PRESET(R): -- Preset memory up/down buttons
11. DVD operation buttons [30]
12. Channel selector button (CH SEL) [14, 15, 16]
13. Test tone button (TEST TONE) [14, 15]
14. Volume buttons (VOLUME ?/+) [16]
Volume control for the Front, Center, Surround and Subwoofer speakers.
15. Audio muting button (MUTING) [16, 19]

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REMOTE CONTROLLER

RC-385S

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Using the remote controller
Listening to the radio
POWER

1
2

SLEEP

SUR
MODE

DIMMER

MULTI-CH
INPUT

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

TUNER
PRESET

GROUP

CD

CD

3

DVD

1. Press the TUNER button.
2. Press the GROUP button to select the desired GROUP.
3. Use the PRESET buttons to select the desired station.

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

TEST
TONE

LEVEL

MUTING

REMOTE CONTROLLER

VOLUME

RC-385S

Using an Onkyo tape deck
POWER

1

SLEEP

SUR
MODE

DIMMER

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

These buttons enable you to control ONKYO cassette tape decks
that can be remotely controlled. (Refer to page 9.)

CD

TUNER
PRESET

GROUP

CD

MULTI-CH
INPUT

1. Press the TAPE button.
2. Press the transport buttons.
Reverse play
Forward play
Recording/pause
Stop
Fast Rewind
Fast Forward

DVD

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

2

TEST
TONE

LEVEL

MUTING

REMOTE CONTROLLER

VOLUME

RC-385S

Using an Onkyo CD player
POWER

SLEEP

DIMMER

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

MULTI-CH
INPUT

CD

TUNER
PRESET

GROUP

CD

2

SUR
MODE

1

1. Press the CD button.
2. Press the transport buttons.
Play
Pause
Stop
Down
Up
DISC
Select a CD changer tray.

DVD

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

TEST
TONE

LEVEL

MUTING

REMOTE CONTROLLER

These buttons enables you to control ONKYO CD players that can
be remotely controlled. (Refer to page 9.)

VOLUME

RC-385S

Using an Onkyo DVD player
POWER

1

SLEEP

DIMMER

SUR
MODE

INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE
TUNER PHONO

DVD

VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2

GROUP

CD

MULTI-CH
INPUT

TUNER
PRESET

DVD

2

DISC

TAPE

CH SEL

LEVEL

REMOTE CONTROLLER

30

These buttons enable you to control ONKYO DVD players that can
be remotely controlled. (Refer to page 9.)

CD

TEST
TONE

MUTING

VOLUME

RC-385S

1. Press the DVD button.
2. Press the transport buttons.
Play
Stop
Down
Up
Fast Rewind
Fast Forward

MEMO

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