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Electronically reprinted from DECEMBER 2004 www.UltimateAVmag.com
Sherwood Newcastle R-965
Lawrence E. Ullman
> AV RECEIVER
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
R-965 AV receiver Output power, stereo: 120Wpc @ 8, 20Hz20kHz, 0.05% THD Output power, surround: 140Wpc @ 8, 1kHz, 0.7% THD, 1 channel or channel pair driven Signal/noise: line, 105dB; phono (MM), 80dB (IHF A-weighted) Sound modes: Dolby: Virtual Speaker, Headphone, Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx Music, Pro Logic IIx Movie, 5.1, EX DTS: 96/24, Neo:6 Cinema, Neo:6 Music, ES Matrix 6.1, ES Discrete 6.1 Other: Stereo, 7.1-channel analog bypass, MPEG Multichannel, 13 DSP modes Video inputs: Rear: 3 component, 6 S-video, 6 composite. Front: 1 S-video, 1 composite
Back in the misty days when 2-channel stereo was still an exciting new format and tubes ruled the land, Sherwood was a brand name to be reckoned with. Together with such companies as Harman/Kardon, Fisher, Marantz, and McIntosh, Sherwood was instrumental in launching the American hi-fi industry on a path that would culminate in todays highend audio geargrist for our sister publication, Stereophile. However, the path was a rocky one. When audio went solid-state in the 1960s and 70s, Sherwood and the other giants of American hi-fi found themselves unable to compete with the cheap transistorized gear flooding in from Japan. One by one, the American companies fell on hard times and were forced to sell. For the next decade or so, the once proud Sherwood logo appeared only on a long line of inexpensive, mass-market gear. Then something wonderful happened. Several years ago, Sherwoodnow owned by Etonicsannounced a new line of high-quality audio products. Named after the location of the companys assembly plant in the UK, Newcastle components would be sold only through custom installers and AV specialty retailers. The first product in the Newcastle linethe R-945 AV receiverwas introduced to great critical acclaim in 1998. Michael Fremer reviewed it in the May 1998 issue of the Stereophile Guide to Home Theater. Next came the companys first home-theater sepaVideo outputs: Monitor: 1 component, 1 S-video, rates, the AVP-9080R processor and AM1 composite. Record: 2 S-video, 2 composite 9080 multichannel amp. I not only gave the Analog audio inputs: Rear: 1 7.1-channel, 8 L/R, 9080 combo a glowing review in the (sadly 1 phono. Front: 1 L/R defunct) webzine etown.com, but found the Analog audio outputs: 9 preamp, 2 L/R pair satisfying enough to use as the centerDigital audio inputs: 2 coax, 7 optical (1 on piece of my reference system for several front), 1 USB more years.(The AVP-9080R and AM-9080 Digital audio outputs: 1 coax, 1 optical were also reviewed in the June 1999 SGHT.) Other connectors: 1 RS-232C (DB9), 2 IR ins, Progress marches on, and the 5.11 IR out, 2 12VDC trigger outs, 2 Sherwood channel 9080 separates I so enjoyed have DigiLink, 2 switched AC outlets been superseded by the 7.1-channel P-965 Dimensions: 17.4" 7.8" 17.8" (WHD) processor and A-965 multichannel amplifier. Weight: 51.8 lbs Going full circle, Sherwood recently repackPrice: $1999.95 aged its flagship 965 separates, combining the two pieces into a single cabinet to create Sherwood America the subject of this review, the R-965 AV (800) 962-3203 receiver. www.sherwoodusa.com
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First Impressions Last
No sooner had the UPS driver pulled away from the curb than I had the Sherwood unpacked and up on a table under bright lighting. The brushed-aluminum, or Titanium-finish front panel looks expensive, giving the impression of having been machined out of a solid blockat least when seen head on. From the sides, you can see that the panel is actually a single formed aluminum sheet about one-tenth of an inch thick, capped by gray plastic end pieces. The overall look is clean and understated. A pair of large knobs and ten small, lighted buttons are symmetrically arranged around a large fluorescent display. All of these controls
feel great in the hand, turning with silky weighted motions and engaging with positive tactile feedback. Rows of additional buttons and the renamable Video 6 input suite (composite video, S-video, stereo analog audio, and optical digital audio) are located behind a dropdown door. Everything is labeled with white, screened-on text, which looked elegant on my brightly lit dining table, but later proved hard to read when the unit was on a shelf in a dark theater. This is a big component, so be sure to check that your equipment cabinet or rack has at least 2024 inches of free depth to accommodate the unit, including room for cable clearance.
Under the Hood
Removing the R-965s top panel (dont try this at home!) was like looking under the hood of a Porsche. The chassis is beautifully packaged and laid out. Someone clearly sweated the signal-routing details here everything in my unit was spic and span, with nary a stray wire harness in sight. Theres even a nifty wire bridge that channels and hides the few wires that must traverse the chassiss width. Sherwood logos decorate the wire bridge, as well as the power supplys massive 6-inch-diameter toroidal transformer and twin 2700F filter capacitors. Ive seen megabuck high-end amps that dont look this good inside.
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[SHERWOOD NEWCASTLE R-965]
When I looked closer, it quickly became apparent that the R-965s underlying architecture resembles that of a personal computer. A horizontally oriented motherboard occupies the central rear portion of the chassis, with slots for six vertically oriented expansion cards, which in turn expose arrays of connectors through the rear panel. The cards are labeled Processor, DSP, Input1, Input2, SVideo, and C[omposite]-Video. A separate daughtercard serves up the component-video connectors. Among other advantages, this modular design should make upgrades and repairs much more practical. The R-965s similarity to a PC ended when I examined the top-flight complement of DSP chips that populate its expansion cards. The
Sources Pioneer Elite DV-F07 DVD Jukebox Sony DVP-NS700P DVD player Sony SAT-W60 digital satellite receiver-recorder ProScan PSVR75 HiFi VCR Adelphia analog cable Display V, Inc. Vizio RP56 56" DLP rear-projection TV Speakers B&W 801 Matrix Anniversary Edition (L/R) B&W HTM (center) M&K S-90 (surrounds) Cables Digital: Monster, MIT Interconnect: Monster, AudioQuest Speaker: 14 AWG copper w/banana plugs
centerpiece is a Cirrus Logic CS-49400 32-bit audio decoder that ably crunches just about every DTS and Dolby algorithm known to man or beast. All eight output channels are handled by Analog Devices AD-1852 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters; AKM AK-5380 24-bit A/D converters take care of business on the input side. An Analog Devices AD-1896 sample-rate converter remasters 2-channel PCM sources to 24/192 resolution. No PC case ever held anything like the pair of shiny, machined-aluminum heatsinks that flank the Sherwoods motherboard on both sides. These finned beauties are each 15 inches long and 5 inches high, spanning the full depth and height of the cabinet. Large amplifier boards are mounted along the outside of each heatsink. Ventilation slots stamped into the bottom of the chassis directly below the all-important power transistors create a chimney effect to draw air across the sinks and out the slots in the top cover, so be sure you dont block em.
According to Sherwoods website, amplifier output in Stereo mode is an ample 120 watts per channel into 8, from 20Hz to 20kHz, with <0.02% THD; the R-965s manual lists the THD at a slightly higher 0.05%. I was sad (but not surprised) to see that the R-965s multichannel output power is not fully specified with all channels driven. Sherwoods website claims 120 Watts per Channel x 7 in Surround Mode, a meaningless, unqualified spec. The R-965 manual
lists 140Wpc into 8 at 1kHz with 0.7% THD only channel driven; i.e., only the frontchannel pair, center, surround-channel pair, or surround rear/Room2 pair are driven during the test. This only-channel-driven rating at 1kHz is a far cry from the fully specd, 20Hz20kHz, all-channels-driven rating wed like to see. Another specification that raised my eyebrows is the amps apparently limited ability to drive low-impedance loads. A note in the manual warns that speakers of at least 6 should be used all around when connecting one pair of surround speakers; i.e., for a 5.1-channel configuration. This is not exactly reassuring, as the ability to remain stable into low impedance loads is something I take for granted when dealing with a high-end, $2000 component. That said, I used a pair of 4 M&K S90s for surrounds throughout the review period without incident. If youre planning on implementing a 7.1channel configuration, however, Id think twice before using any 4 speaker. The manual cautions use only speakers with impedance of over 12 when using both Surround A and Surround B connections and other [LCR] speakers with impedance of over 6. This could pose problems, as few decent speakers are rated at over 8, and a great many high-performance models are rated at only 4. It will be interesting to see how the R-965 behaves when we put it through its paces on the test bench (see sidebar, Measurements). Of course, Sherwood is hardly the only audio company to indulge in a bit of specsmanshipits rampant in our industry. And I dont want to give the impression that the R965 lacked sufficient amplifier oomphanything but! The point is, you cant shoehorn an advanced digital processor plus seven channels of amplification into a single cabinet without making some sacrificesnot if you want to sell the thing for less than a kings ransom. To their credit, Sherwood acknowledges this fact on their website: Our R-965 flagship receiver is identical to its more advanced parents [the P-965 processor and A-965 amp] except for the necessary compromises due to the use of a single power supply for both the preamp and main amp sections and in its ultimate power capability. For the record, Sherwoods A-965 7-channel amplifier has two toroidal transformers and separate amplifier monoblocks for each of the seven channels, vs. the R-965s single transformer and two amplifier blocks, each with multiple channels. The A-965 amp is fully specd at 100Wpc into 8, 20Hz20kHz, <0.02% THD, all channels
driven. A separate rating is given for 4 loads: 160Wpc, 20Hz20kHz, <0.09%, again with all channels driven. Of course, the A-965 lists for $1499.95, plus another $1499.95 for the matching P-965 processor; together, they list for a cool $1000 more than the R-965. Ive said it before and Ill say it again: when it comes to analog electronics such as a power amp, you really do get what you pay for.
One look at the R-965s rear panel is enough to make a grown man weep. Intimidating at first glance, this jack pack is complete, well thought out, and above all, flexible. First off, there are five AV inputs, each with an accompanying S-video jack. There are also three line-level audio-only inputs, labeled Aux, CD, and Tape Monitor, plus a movingmagnet phono input for you vinyl diehards. The AV, Aux, and CD inputs can be renamed. Many lesser receivers force you to plan a connection strategy that can accommodate fixed digital-audio input assignments; e.g., Video 1 has a coaxial input, Video 2 has optical, and so on. The R-965 gives you four optical and two coaxial digital inputs on the rear panel and lets you reassign them as you please. Similar flexibility is extended to the three component-video inputs, each of which can be freely assigned to any AV input. These are switched by relays, not microprocessors, so high-bandwidth HD signals should pass through with no rolloff. The R-965 is the first product Ive had inhouse that upconverts composite and S-video inputs to produce a unified, or universal, component-video output. This allows you to make a single component-video connection between the receiver and your video display, thus relieving you and your family of ever again having to switch video inputs on the TV. I saw no apparent decline in the video quality of the composite signal coming from my dusty VCR or from the S-video output of our muchloved Sony digital satellite receiver-recorder. And even if there was a performance penalty, Id gladly pay it to eliminate those dreaded midday phone calls from the wife and kids complaining that Theres no %#$* picture again! With so much flexibility on tap, its easy to forget what needs to be assigned where by the time you finally squeeze out from behind the equipment rack and sit down to program the input assignments. I found it helpful to make a little chart to keep track of each inputs new name, as well as its accompanying digital and component-video assignments. The Video 1 and 2 inputs are record loops with matching AV outputs, so youll want to reserve these inputs for use with a VCR, DVD
recorder, or TiVo. The record outputs can be switched independently to send different sources. However, the Video 2 record output serves double duty as the Room 2 output, so if you plan to have a second zone, youll be left with only one record output in your main room. And if your recording device can accept a digital audio input, the Sherwood has a digital optical output for recording (plus a coaxial digital output for a Zone 2 feed). In addition to the regular AV inputs, the R965 has a 7.1-channel analog Direct Input for use with a DVD-Audio or SACD player. (Of course, there are no such players with eight analog outputs, so the point of having the extra inputs is beyond me.) [Perhaps 7.1-discrete channels on some future format such as Blu-ray-based SACD or HD-DVD-based DVDAudio? Just daydreaming.Ed.] Dedicated composite and S-video inputs are provided, and the receivers bass-management f[unctions are active on this input. The R-965 has preamp outputs for all channels, including two subwoofer outputs. If youll be using only one Surround Back speaker in a 6.1-channel configuration, you can switch the unit to Passive Subwoofer mode and connect an unpowered sub to the Surround Back R speaker terminals. There are a total of nine pairs of high-quality speaker binding posts, labeled Front (L/R), Center, Surround A (L/R), Surround B (L/R), and Surround Back/SW (L/R). In addition to feeding a passive sub as mentioned above, the Surround Back speaker terminals can be assigned to feed speaker-level audio to the Room 2 zone. This is the first receiver Ive seen that sports a USB connector. Familiar to computer users, this high-speed serial port can accept 2-channel PCM digital audio from a PC, or it can be switched to enable downloads of
upgraded operating software. A 9-pin RS232C connector is also provided for the latter function. Custom installers and our more intrepid readers can use the R-965s IR control jacks in conjunction with a Xantech multiroom kit (sold separately) to operate the unit from a second room or when it is hidden from sight behind cabinet doors. A pair of DC trigger outputs can be used to raise and lower projectors, screens, and the like. The first jack triggers each time the receiver is powered on or off, the second when a specific, assignable input source is selected.
For the most part, I found the Newcastle R965 easy to set up and operate. The onscreen display (OSD) is simple but adequate, with six screens. Menu navigation is annoyingly inconsistent, sometimes requiring a push of the Enter button, other times a Return. I often found myself exiting the menu system entirely rather than stepping back to a previous sub menu. The Power Amp Assign screen is used to direct the rear-channel power amps to drive either the Surround Back or Room 2 speakers (so they can play a second, independent source). The Speaker Setup screen lets you select a speaker configuration (Large/Small for each speaker), which is then applied globally for all inputs. The subwoofer crossover frequency defaults to 80Hz, but can be adjusted from 40 to 120Hz in 20Hz increments. Although the R-965 does not have individual channel-level settings for each input, the Channel Level Setup screen does allow you to adjust and then store three channel-level presets for later recall. You can even adjust the LFE level separately for Dolby, DTS, and MPEG decoding modes.
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The System Setup screen is where you reassign digital and component inputs, turn Digital Re-Mastering on and off, etc. The Surround Setup screen selects a default decoding mode and adjusts a variety of Dolby Digital parameters. Finally, the Room2 Setup screen has settings for volume level (fixed or variable) and source. When an S-video or composite source is active, the white menu lettering appears on a transparent background, and so appears to float above the live video image. This can, of course, make it difficult to decipher the menu. On the other hand, the live video image is muted and replaced by a blue background when a component-video source is onscreen. This can be disconcerting, but at least the Sherwoods OSD can be invoked from all outputs, even component. And yes if you wish, you can turn off all onscreen displays, including the volume indicator. Two remotes are included with the R-965. The main one is a universal learning model that Sherwood repackages from Universal Remote Control, who sells it as a standalone product. Its a good-looking remote, with large, well-spaced buttons and a nifty central
rocker control. It feels great in the hand. An LCD shows the current function of ten soft buttons. Its even backlit. But its missing one critical thing: there are no dedicated buttons for input selection! The LCD page labeled Main shows the operating layers. To get to the input-selection buttons, you have to first hit Aud1. Many other frequently used operating functions are buried in subpages. I quickly grew tired of the whole affair and programmed my trusty Marantz RC-2000 Mk.II with the Sherwoods commands. This worked much better for me and my family. A secondary remote is provided for Room 2 operation. This simple remote has buttons for Zone On/Off, Input selection, Volume, and Mute. To use this IR remote, you must purchase and install a Xantech multiroom IR repeater kit. The front-panel fluorescent display is uninspiring, at best. The currently selected input (named as you prefer) appears in large characters, but everything else is indicated by tiny, sometimes confusing legends. I frequently had to get up and walk across the room to peer at the display just to determine which of the many possible surround modes I was listening to. I know Im beating a dead horse, but I just cant let it pass: the R-965s manual is a joke. This is a very complex product, with numerous parameters that must be set correctly for optimal performance. Beginning and advanced users alike deserve logically organized, clearly written operating instructions, which they dont get here.
The Sherwood Newcastle R-965 was one great-sounding receiver. My notebook is sprinkled with comments like: Detailed but not harsh. Solid bass. Conveys sense of acoustic ambience. Instruments are rendered 3-dimensionally. No sense of strain. I cant remember the last time I had this kind of reaction to a receiver, even one that lists for two grand. But before I played even a single note
through the R-965, I was struck by how quiet it was. Theres very little self-induced noise, even with the volume cranked. In 2-channel mode, the R-965 reproduced all my favorite tracks with aplomb. Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw Orchestras recording of Shostakovichs Symphony 15 (CD, London 417 581-2) has long been a touchstone. The first movement is an orchestral tour de force, with delicate flute and glockenspiel passages, stirring trumpet fanfares, soaring woodwind solos, and a variety of percussion, including snare drum, cymbals, and a truly massive bass drum. All of this is beautifully recorded, with instruments clearly positioned in space and enveloped by the glorious acoustic of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, one of the worlds great concert halls. Through lesser electronics, the sense of 3-dimensional space so wonderfully captured on this disc disappears, resulting in a flat, emotionally uninvolving presentation. But everything was right there with the Sherwood. Moving to a completely different genre, I spent a great deal of time listening to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Bands Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two (Universal UVLD12500). The subject of a recent PBS documentary, this groundbreaking 1989 recording was one of the first in decades to gather a group of musicians in a single room and have them actually play together with the tape rolling, rather than bring each performer separately into the studio to overdub a recording track by track. The result is a superb-sounding, musically joyous experience. With John Prine singing Grandpa Was a Carpenter in the background, I switched back and forth between the coaxial digital and analog outputs of my Pioneer Elite DV-F07 DVD/CD jukebox. Even though its a bit of a pain to use as a single-disc player, the Pioneer has been a fixture in my system for several years now. The reason is simple: Ive yet to find a receiver or processor with D/A converters that sound better than the Pioneers Legato Link DACs. I also experimented with the Sherwoods Re-Mastering function, which upconverts garden-variety, 16-bit/44.1kHz PCM audio to 24/192 resolution. With Re-Mastering turned off, the Pioneers Legato Link DACs sounded slightly smoother and cleaner than the Sherwoods in the high frequencies. But with Re-Mastering engaged, the Sherwoods high end seemed to snap into focus, becoming at least the equal of the Pioneer. I still havent decided which I like better, but at this point Im leaning toward the Sherwood. Turning to multichannel soundtracks on
DVD, the Sherwood struck just the right balance of power and finesse. Because I use fullrange front speakers in a fairly small room, I dont feel the need for a subwoofer in my system. Although my big B&W 801 speakers present a fairly benign 8 load to the amp, theyre more than happy to soak up as many watts as I care to throw at them. They also require an amp with good damping characteristics to control their big 12-inch woofers. This obviously places greater demands on a power amplifier than would a more typical home theater speaker system with small satellites and a powered sub. Judging by the deep roar of the Saturn V rocket in Apollo 13, the manifold explosions and mayhem of Saving Private Ryan, and the submarine and minefield detonations in Finding Nemo, among others, the R-965 had what it took to handle the most demanding sound effects, even when driving full-range speakers. It also effortlessly reproduced subtler ambient effects and delivered clean, intelligible dialog. I have yet to feel the need to engage the Sherwoods Cinema EQ, though Im glad to know its there. I watch a lot of regular TV programming on my system. Although some shows are recorded in matrixed Dolby Surround, many are still broadcast in stereo or even mono. Nevertheless, I still prefer to have the dialog coming out of the center speaker, so I usually leave the processor in its Dolby Pro Logic mode when watching TV. The Sherwoods Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode worked great for this purpose, providing a noticeable improvement over plain ol Pro Logic. Last but not least, I have to admit that both the DTS Neo:6 Music and Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music modes work pretty darn well with many 2-channel music sources. These are certainly a huge improvement over the grotesque DSP modes still found on all too
many products. (The R-965 has a dozen such DSP modes, but I wont tell if you wont.)
The Sherwood Newcastle R-965 is an attractive and well-thought-out piece with exceptional build quality. It features an enormously comprehensive and flexible suite of AV inputs and outputs, including my new must have feature, unified component-video output. Above all, it delivered excellent audio performance in 2-channel and multichannel modes. The one area that could stand some improvement is the user interfacebut the same thing can be said of most of its competition. Speaking of competition, the R-965 must duke it out for shelf space in a brutally com-
petitive and rapidly changing market. Several 7.1-channel receivers with similar specifications and features are on the market, and all cost less than the Sherwood. Examples include the Denon AVR-3805 ($1199), Onkyo TX-NR901 ($1500), and Marantz SR7400 ($999). I havent had any hands-on experience with these specific receivers, so I cant say how they sound compared to the Sherwood. But the R-965 sets the bar pretty darn high. And Id be surprised indeed if any less-expensive competitor even comes close to the Sherwoods superior build quality and elegant look and feel. If you own a high-performance luxury car like a BMW or Lexus (or would if you could), the R-965 has your name written all over it.
All measurements were taken on the left channel, except as noted. The Sherwood Newcastle R-965s 2-channel analog frequency response, in Pure Audio mode, from the CD input to the speaker output, was 0.57dB at 10Hz, 0.18dB at 20Hz, 0.07dB at 20kHz, and 0.44dB at 50kHz. The response from the multichannel input to the speaker output differed from these results by less 0.2dB at 10Hz and 0.07dB, maximum, at 20Hz, 20kHz, and 50kHz. The Dolby Digital response (optical input to speaker output) was 0.38dB at 20Hz and 0.77dB at 20kHz, left channel (0.34dB at 20Hz and 0.76dB at 20kHz, center channel). With the Sherwoods surround left channel set to Small and the crossover frequency set to 80Hz, the response in that channel was 6dB at 82Hz at the bottom end and 0.79dB at 20kHz at the top. The line output from the LFE channel, normalized to the response at 40Hz, was 1.46dB at 20Hz and 6dB at 109Hz. The signal/noise ratio (A-weighted, 2.83V @ 8) measured 99.8dB. The gain measured 28.9dB, CD in to speaker out, with the level control set to +5. The THD+noise in 2-channel operation at 2.83V into 8 measured 0.010% at 20Hz, 0.011% at 1kHz, and 0.009% at 20kHz. At 2.83V into 4, the corresponding results were identical to within 0.001%. Driving all seven channels into 8, the Sherwood delivered (to the nearest watt) 108Wpc at 20Hz (126Wpc into 4) and 113Wpc at 1kHz (144Wpc into 4) before clipping (1% THD+noise). At 1kHz, with only two channels operating, the Sherwood clipped at 134Wpc into 8 and 220Wpc into 4.Thomas J. Norton
Editor: Thank you for Lawrence E. Ullmans thoughtful review of our Newcastle R-965 AV receiver. His recognition of its beautifully packaged chassis, silky motions, exceptional build quality, and excellent audio performance was appreciated by all involved. We do regret that a standard industry boilerplate warning regarding the use of lowimpedance speakers and our perceived specsmanship seemed to color the first part of the review with skepticism. As your measurements and LEUs listening tests confirm, the R-965 is no wimp. With all seven channels driven, its actual power output exceeds 100Wpc RMS into 8 and 125Wpc into 4. It is clearly low-impedancecapable. Also important is the R-965s field upgradeability. Since its introduction earlier this year, we have already released two updates. The first added AV Synch delay for users of advanced TVs, and the second incorporates automatic speaker setup. We are scheduled to add parametric EQ before the end of the year. These updates are available to Newcastle owners at no charge and are an important part of our customer service. Thank you again for your appreciation of our great-sounding receiver. Jeffrey Hipps Sr. VP, Marketing and Product Planning Sherwood America
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Congratulations on Your Purchase! Your new high fidelity pre amplifier is designed to deliver maximum enjoyment and years of trouble free service. Please take a few moments to read this manual thoroughly. It will explain the features and operation of your unit and help ensure a trouble free installation. Please unpack your unit carefully. We recommend that you save the carton and packing material. They will be helpful if you ever need to move your unit and may be required if you ever need to return it for service. Your unit is designed to be placed in a horizontal position and it is important to allow at least two inches of space behind your unit for adequate ventilation and cabling convenience. To avoid damage, never place the unit near radiators, in front of heating vents, in direct sunlight, or in excessively humid or dusty locations. Connect your complementary components as illustrated in the following section.
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Move switch lever to match your line voltage with a small screwdriver or other pointed tool.
Introduction UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT System Connections Front Panel Controls Universal Remote Control DIGI LINK SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROLS OPERATING COMPONENTS WITH REMOTE CONTROL REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION RANGE LOADING BATTERIES ENTERING A SET-UP CODE Operations LISTENING TO A PROGRAM SOURCE SURROUND SOUND ENJOYING SURROUND SOUND LISTENING TO RADIO BROADCASTS LISTENING TO RDS BROADCASTS (FM only) (Additional Function for AVP-9080 RDS Tuner Only) AUDIO RECORDING OTHER FUNCTIONS Using the OSD CURRENT STATUS DISPLAY MENU SCREEN RECORDING WITH VIDEO 1 OR VIDEO 2 USING MENU SCREEN Troubleshooting Guide Specifications
Do not plug the AC input cord into the wall AC outlet until all connections are completed. Be sure to connect the white RCA cord to the L (left) and the red RCA cord to the R (right) jacks when making audio connections. Change the position of the FM indoor antenna until you get the best reception of your favorite FM stations. A 75 outdoor FM antenna may be used to further improve the reception. Disconnect the indoor antenna before replacing it with the outdoor one. Place the AM loop antenna as far as possible from the receiver, TV set, speaker wires and the AC input cord. Point it in the direction that offers the best reception. If the reception is poor with the AM loop antenna, an AM outdoor antenna can be used in place of the AM loop antenna. Make connections firmly and correctly. If not, it can cause loss of sound, noise or damage to the pre amplifier. If the electricity fails or the AC input cord is left unplugged for about 2 weeks, the memorized contents will be cleared. Should this happen, memorize them again.
AC INPUT CORD
Plug this cord into a wall AC outlet
PRE OUT connections
SWITCHED AC OUTLETS
These outlets are switched on (power on mode) and off (standby mode) according to power control as follows: (Maximum total capacity is 100 W) Standby mode - switched AC outlet off Power on mode - switched AC outlet on
CONNECTING DIGITAL INPUTS
Connect the PRE OUT jacks to the power amplifers connected to speakers or to powered speaker respectively. We recommand that you use Sherwood power amplifer AM-9080 for 5 channels (front L/R, rear L/R, center) for easy operation and installation. Although left and right outputs are offered for CENTER and SUBWOOFER, both channels produce the same signal. Connect one or both channels as required by the power amplifier or powered subwoofer used.
Components such as CD, LD or DVD capable of digital output of DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital, PCM or digital RF should be connected to these inputs. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the component connected. When making the COAXIAL DIGITAL connection, be sure to use a 75 COAXIAL cord, not a conventional AUDIO cord.
INPUT SELECTOR KNOB
POWER SWITCH DIGITAL INPUT BUTTON/INDICATOR REMOTE SENSOR TAPE 2 MONITOR BUTTON/INDICATOR STANDBY BUTTON/INDICATOR FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
TONE DIRECT BUTTON/INDICATOR DYNAMIC RANGE BUTTON/INDICATOR DOOR OPEN BUTTON MASTER VOLUME KNOB
TA P E 2 M O N I T O R
D I G I TA L I N P U T
STEREO DOOR OPEN
A/V TUNER PRE AMPLIFIER AVP-9080RDS
STEREO (SURROUND OFF) BUTTON DSP MODE BUTTON DOLBY PRO LOGIC BUTTON PANEL DOOR DOLBY DIGITAL BUTTON DTS BUTTON
VIDEO3/CAMCORDER INPUT JACKS
S.VIDEO VIDEO3/CAMCORDER INPUT
hen the panel door is open with the DOOR OPEN button.
L - AUDIO - R
S _ VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT
Additional video component AUDIO OUT
The VIDEO 3/CAMCORDER INPUT jacks may be also connected to an additional video component such as a camcorder, a video deck or a video game player, etc. Use the S-VIDEO jack to make connection to video component with the S-VIDEO OUT jack. A signal input into the S-VIDEO jack will be output in both the MONITOR S-VIDEO jack and the MONITOR normal VIDEO jack and a signal input into the normal VIDEO jack will be output in only the MONITOR normal VIDEO jack.
FUNCTION TABLE of the NUMBERED BUTTONS.
Component control selection buttons Button symbols
(for pre amp.)
DECK SELECTOR A
DECK SELECTOR B
CHANNEL LEVEL UP
CHANNEL LEVEL DOWN
pressing PLAY, etc. on CD player or tape deck, CD or TAPE 2 MONITOR is selected automatically without selecting the input source and then PLAY, etc. starts. In this case, to listen to TAPE 1, switch off the TAPE 2 MONITOR and select the TAPE 1. Notes: Some functions for CD player, tape deck or equalizer may not be available. For details about functions, refer to the operating instructions of each component.
Enter the set-up codes of the components respectively, referring to ENTERING A SET-UP CODE (12page) Turn on the components you want to operate.
Use the remote control within a range of about 7 meters (23 feet) and angles of up to 30 degrees aiming at the remote sensor.
TAPE 2 MONITOR
Press the DEVICE button on the remote control corresponding to the component you want to operate.
Press the button corresponding to the operation you want while aiming the remote control at the REMOTE SENSOR on the component.
When operating a Sherwood CD player or tape deck using the system remote control, aim the remote control at the REMOTE SENSOR on this unit.
When L-BAT flickers on the LCD, the old batteries should be replaced. When changing the batteries, load the new batteries within 10 sec. to maintain existing programming. If the batteries are removed for a longer period of time, the remote control might lose its memory and require re-programming.
Remove the cover.
Load 4 AAA 1.5V batteries matching the polarity.
ENTERING A SET-UP CODE
Before operating audio and video components using the remote control supplied with this unit, the set-up code for each component must be entered. For system remote control operation, the set-up code for each Sherwood component such as CD player and tape deck is 001respectively. Enter each set-up code for CD player and tape deck doing steps 3,4 and 5 as follows. The code for the AVP-9080R (or AVP-9080RDS) is Audio 002. Turn on the component you want to control. Find the set-up code for your component referring to Set-Up Code Tables in the operating manual of this remote control.
Note : Some components, including this unit, should be turned off and in the stanby mode before entering a set-up code.
Example) The 3 digit set-up codes for the Sherwood Audio are 001,002,.(Hint:The correct setup code for this unit is 002.) Enter the 3 digit set-up code aiming the remote control at the REMOTE SENSOR on the component.
Press the corresponding DEVICE and the MUTE buttons simultaneously.
Then SET appears on the LCD of the remote control for 20 seconds.
Your component will be turned off when the correct set-up code is entered.(Example) In case of this unit, this will be turned on,(refer to the above step1)) Continue to enter the corresponding codes until your component is turned off. If SET disappears, start from the step 3 again. Operate the component using the corresponding function buttons on the remote control such as POWER, OFF, CH and VOL buttons, etc.
Press the corresponding DEVICE button to store the set -up code.
PASS will flicker on the LCD.
If any of the buttons do not perform as they should, start from step 1 again and enter the next set-up code. Notes:Some audio and video components have separate buttons for POWER ON/OFF. In this case, press the corresponding DEVICE(or POWER for this unit only) button to turn the component ON and press the POWER(or OFF for this unit only) button to turn the component OFF. If there is no correct set-up code or if the Manufacturer/Brand for your component is not listed in Set-Up Code Tables in the operating manual of this remote control, please use the Auto Search Method on page 10 in the operating manual of this remote control. Although each set-up code is designed to work with many different modes, certain codes may not work with some models. (Also, certain codes may only operate some of the functions available on a given model.)
Repeat the above steps 1 to 6 for each of your other components.
Note: Before operating this pre amplifier with the supplied remote control, refer to Universal Remote Control on page 9 for details about operation.
LISTENING TO A PROGRAM
Select the desired input source.
enter the standby mode.
TA P E 2 M O N I T O R INPUT SELECTOR
The STANDBY button lights up in red. This means that the unit is connected to the AC outlet and a small amonut of current is retained to support the memorized contents and operation readiness. To switch the power off, push the POWER switch again. Then the power is cut off and the STANDBY button goes off. In the standby mode, to turn the power on.
PL AYER ( Op t )
DIGITAL or ANALOG input
SURROUND mode Input source
Each time the INPUT SELECTOR knob is rotated, the input source changes as follows:
PHONO TUNER CD PLAYER (frequency display) AUX/TV VIDEO3 VIDEO2 TAPE 1 VIDEO1 DVD PLAYER LD PLAYER
Each time the VCR1 button on the remote control is pressed, the input source changes as follows:
When the center speaker or the rear speakers is (are) closer to the listener than the front speakers, the sound from the center speaker or the rear speakers can arrive at the listeners ear earlier than the sound from the front speakers. In this case, the imaging is not as sharp and stable as it could be. For audible improvement, the sound from center speaker can be delayed with the center delay time setting so that the sound from the front and the center speakers will be heard at the same time and the sound from the rear speakers can be also delayed with the rear delay time setting so that the sound from the front and the rear speakers will be heard at the same time. The optimum delay time will be different according to the room size and the acoustic properties. It is recommended that you try different times to obtain the best effect. It is adjustable in the Dolby Digital and the Dolby Pro Logic modes only.(For details, refer to In Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic mode, adjusting delay times of the speakers on page 20.)
To obtain the best surround sound effect in your home, place the speakers as follows; Front speakers : Place each front speaker about 1m (40 ) from the TV set. Center speaker : Place the center speaker either above or below the TV set to assure good visualization of center channel program. Rear speakers : Place the rear speakers approximately 1m (40 ) above the ear level of a seated listener directly to the left or right of the main listening position or at the same height but slightly behind the main position. Subwoofer : Place the powered subwoofer by a wall or corner of the room for best sound. The ideal surround system consists of all the speakers listed above. The ideal DTS Digital Surround system uses full range speakers for all positions including both front speakers, both rear speakers and the center speaker. However, if you dont have a center speaker, a subwoofer or rear speakers, select the best possible surround mode with the available speakers. Note: To avoid interference with the TV picture, use only magnetically shielded center and front speakers.
ENJOYING SURROUND SOUND
Surround sound effect will not work properly if the signal passes through a graphic equalizer. Please refer to your equalizer operating instructions for guidance on switching off (or defeating) the equalizer. Select the desired surround mode. When selecting a surround mode among the Dolby 3 Stereo, Theater, Hall, Stadium and Church modes.
When selecting the DTS mode, the Dolby Digital mode or the Dolby Pro Logic mode.
DI GI TAL PRO-LOGIC
The DTS mode is available only for DVD,LD, AUX/TV and CD as input source. The Dolby Digital mode is available only for DVD, LD and AUX/TV as input source. To enjoy the DTS mode or the Dolby Digital mode, be sure that the program source and the corresponding digital input is selected. If not, no sound will be heard. When LDP is selected, only the RF digital input will work in the Dolby Digital mode. (Refer to When CD, DVD, LD or AUX/TV is selected as input source on page 14.) When some Dolby Digital program sources encoded into 2 channel format is played in the Dolby Digital mode, DD + Pro Logic is displayed.
Small :When using the relatively small rear speakers
(which cannot reproduce the low range bass sounds deeply). None :When not using the rear speakers. Only in the Dolby Digital or the Dolby Pro Logic mode, the None mode can be selected.
Memorize the desired rear speaker mode while it flickers.
Select the desired subwoofer mode.
The desired rear speaker mode is memorized and then it enters the subwoofer mode. If the rear speaker display disappears, start from the above step 2 again.
Each time this button is pressed, the subwoofer mode changes and flickers for 5 seconds as follows;
: When using a subwoofer : When not using a subwoofer.
In case that the front speaker mode is set to Small, the subwoofer mode is automatically set to Yes. Memorize the desired subwoofer mode while it flickers.
Checking the speaker setting
If the subwoofer display disappears, start from the above step 2 again.
Each time this button is pressed briefly, the corresponding speaker settings are displayed in turn.
Adjusting each channel level
Select the desired channel.
Adjust the level of the selected channel as desired.
Each time this button is pressed, the corresponding channel is selected and shown for 3 seconds as follows;
Front L Center Front R Rear R Rear L Sub Wfr
If the channel display disappears, start from the above step 11 again.
According to the surround mode or the speaker setting(None or No), center, rear or subwoofer channel will not be selected. Repeat the above steps 11 and 12 to adjust other channel levels.
In DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby 3 Stereo mode ENGLISH
In these modes, the volume level of each channel can be adjusted easily with the test tone function. Enter the test tone mode.
Do the steps 11 to 13 inAdjusting each channel level until the sound level of each speaker is heard to be equally loud.
Cancel the test tone function.
The test tone will be heard from the speaker of each channel for 2 seconds as follows; In the DTS and the Dolby Digital modes Front R Rear R Rear L Front L Center Sub Wfr In the Dolby Pro Logic mode Front R Rear R Rear L Front L Center In the Dolby 3 Stereo mode Front R Front L Center When the speaker setting is set to the None or No mode, the test tone of the corresponding channel is not available.
In Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic mode, adjusting delay times of the speakers
When the distances from the prime listening position to front left, center, front right and rear (left and right) speakers are same, the basic settings are as follows according to either the Dolby Digital or the Dolby Pro Logic mode; - In the Dolby Digital mode Center delay time : 0 ms, Rear delay time : 0 ms - In the Dolby Pro Logic mode. Rear delay time : 15 ms If the center or the rear speaker(s) is (are)not at the same distance from the prime listening position as the front speakers, increase or decrease the center delay time by 1 ms for every about 30 Cm (1 foot) it is closer or farther away and increase or decrease the rear delay time by 5 ms for every about 1~1.5 m (3~5 feet) it is closer or farther away.
Check the delay time to be adjusted.
The delay time will be displayed for 5 seconds. Only in the Dolby Digital mode, the center delay time can be adjusted and the corresponding delay time is flikering.
Adjust the delay time.
Memorize the delay time.
Each time this button is pressed, the delay time changes in regular intervals. If the delay time disappears, start from the step 17 again.
The rear delay time can be memorized without pressing the DELAY TIME button.
In Dolby Digital mode, repeat the above steps 18 and 19 to adjust the rear delay time.
Downmixing into 2 front channels
Allows the multi-channel DTS or Dolby Digital signal to be reproduced through only two speakers or through headphones. If the corresponding digital input for the DTS or the Dolby Digital program sources is selected correctly, this function can be operated only in the follwing cases. When in the DTS mode Enter the DTS + Stereo mode.
When playing back the Dolby Digital program sources in the Dolby Digital mode. Enter the DD + Stereo mode.
- - DM ( OP T )
- - DM ( RF )
DTS+ S t e r e o
DTS Stereo mode
DD+ S t e r e o
Dolby Digital Stereo mode
When the DTS program sources are played back, the 5 discrete channels(Front L, Center, Front R, Rear L and Rear R) will be mixed down to 2 front channels and the sound will be heard from only the 2 front speakers. To cancel the DTS + Stereo mode, select the desired surround mode or the normal stereo mode. If the headphones are plugged in the DTS mode, it will be automatically in the DTS + Stereo mode(but DTS is displayed still) and if the headphones are unplugged in the DTS + Stereo mode, it will return to the DTS mode.
Press the MEMORY/ENTER button.
01 in the preset No. display is flickering for 5 seconds.
MEMORY BACKUP FUNCTION
When using the NUMERIC buttons on the remote control. Examples) For 3 : For 15 :
within 2 seconds
The station has now been stored in the memory. When using the NUMERIC buttons, the station is stored automatically without the MEMORY/ENTER button. A stored frequency is erased from the memory by storing another frequency in its place. If 01 goes off, start again from the above step 2.
The following items set before the unit is turned off are memorized. INPUT SELECTOR settings VIDEO 1 REC SELECTOR settings Surround mode settings Preset stations Video labels, etc. Note : If the electricity fails or the AC input cord is disconnected for about 2 weeks, the memorized contents are all cleared. So you should memorize them again.
Tuning to preset stations
After selecting the tuner as input source, select the preset tuning mode. (Preset Mode lights up.)
Select the desired preset number.
Examples) For 3 :
When using the NUMERIC buttons on the remote control.
For 15 :
When selecting the desired preset number with the NUMERIC button, the desired preset station will be tuned to automatically with out selecting the preset tuning mode.
Listening to FM stereo broadcasts
While listening to FM broadcasts.
Scanning preset stations in sequence
Each time this button is pressed, the FM mode changes as follows; Stereo mode : Stereo Mode lights up Mono mode : Mono Mode lights up When FM stereo broadcasts are poor because of weak broadcast signals, select the FM mono mode to reduce the noise, then FM broadcasts are reproduced in monaural sound
The unit will start scanning the stations in the preset sequence and each station is received for 5 seconds. At the desired station, press this button again to stop scanning.
Select the desired preset number (1~30) and press the MEMORY/ENTER button.
Repeat the above steps 1 to 3 to memorize other stations.
Additional Function for AVP-9080 RDS Tuner Only
LISTENING TO RDS BROADCASTS
RDS(Radio Data System) is method for sending information signals together with the transmitter signals. Your tuner is capable of translating these signals and putting the information on the display. These codes contain the following informations. Program Service name(PS), A list of Program Types(PTY), Traffic Announcement(TA), Clock Time(CT), RAdio Text(RT).
Use this function to automatically search and receive the stations offering RDS services In the FM mode, select the RDS search mode.
While displaying RDS Search
Each time button is pressed, the search mode changes as follows; RDS Search TP Search PTY Search OFF
The tuner automatically searches stations offering RDS services and the station name is displayed. If the station found is not the desired one, press the PRESET/TUNING UP( ) or DOWN( ) button again while the RDS Search is flickering. If no other RDS station is found, NO RDS is displayed. When RDS Search is not displayed, start again from the above step 1. While displaying TP Search
Use this function to automatically search and receive the stations broadcasting the traffic program.
In the FM mode, select the the Tp search mode. The tuner automatically searches stations broadcasting the traffic program. NO TRAFFIC is displayed if the signal is too weak or there are no stations broadcasting the traffic program. When TP Search is not displayed, start again from the above step 1. While displaying PTY Search, select the desired program type.
TP Search is displayed.
Use this function to automatically search and receive the stations broadcasting the desired program type. In the FM mode, select the PTY search mode.
PTY Search is displayed.
Each time this button is pressed, one of 17 dirrerent types of programs is selected. (NEWS, AFFAIRS, INFORMATION, SPORT, EDUCATION, DRAMA, CULTURE, SCIENCE, VARIED, POP MUSIC, ROCK MUSIC, M.O.R. MUSIC, LIGHT MUSIC, SERIOUS MUSIC, OTHER MUSIC, ALARM, UNDEFINED) When PTY Search is not displayed, start again from the above step 1.
EON PTY (EON:Enhanced Other Networks information)
Use this function to automatically search and receive the desired program type while listening to a RDS station. In the RDS mode.
Whlie PTY is flickering, select the desired program type.
Program type is displayed and PTY is flickering
Turn the menu screen on
A U D IO
- M A I N I N P U T V I D E O1
M E N U -
S E L E C T OR RE C S E L
S U R R OU N D MO D E S P E A K E R MO D E T E S T T O N E O F F
M E NU
Main menu display The menu screen will be shown for 30 seconds. Select the desired menu using the CURSOR UP( )or DOWN ( ) button.
Confirm your selection.
When the selecting the INPUT SELECTOR menu.
AU D IO
- I N PU T
S E L E C T OR D V D T U N E R O F F
V I D E O : A U D I O : T A P E 2 MO N :
Then the items of the selected menu will be shown. When selecting the VIDEO 1 REC SELECTOR menu.
- V I D E O 1 R E C S E L D V D T U N E R
MA I N
ME N U
Audio source to listen to Video source to view On the INPUT SELECTOR menu screen, if the video source selected as program source is different from the audio source, you can hear the sound of the audio source and view the pictures of the selected video source independently. The selected audio source can be recorded with TAPE 1 or TAPE 2 MONITOR, too.(For details, refer to AUDIO RECORDING on 26 page) The video and the audio sources selected on the INPUT SELECTOR menu screen can be recorded onto VIDEO 2 only(For details, refer to RECORD ING WITH VIDEO 1 OR VIDEO 2 USING MENU SCREEN on page 33) When selecting the SURROUND MODE menu.
- S U R R OU N D S U R RO U N D : MO D E D I G I T A L
V I D E O : A U D I O :
Audio source to be recorded Video source to be recorded
On the VIDEO 1 REC SELECTOR menu screen, if the video source selected as recording source is different from the audio source, the audio signals and the video signals can be dubbed onto the tape in VIDEO 1 separately.(For details, refer to RECOR DING WITH VIDEO 1 OR VIDEO 2 USING MENU SCREEN on page 33). When SOURCE is selected as the video or the audio recording source, the video or the audio source selected on the INPUT SELECTOR menu screen can be recorded. When selecting the SPEAKER MODE menu.
Start play on the LD player
The audio and video signals from the LD player will be dubbed onto the VIDEO 1. To enjoy this source to be dubbed or other video and audio sources during dubbing, select the desired input sources using the INPUT SELECTOR menu and start play on the corresponding components.
Start play on the CD player
The audio signal from the CD player and the video signal from the LD player will be dubbed onto the VIDEO 1. To enjoy these sources to be dubbed or other video and audio sources during dubbing, select the desired input sources using the INPUT SELECTOR menu and start play on the corresponding components.
Dubbing the audio and video signals from a video component onto VIDEO 2
Select the desired inputs as recording sources except for VIDEO 2, using the INPUT SELECTOR menu.
Dubbing the audio and video signals separately onto VIDEO 2
Select the desired inputs as recording sources respectively using the INPUT SELECTOR menu.
Example) When dubbing the audio and video signals from LD player onto VIDEO 2
- I N P U T S E L E C T OR -
Example) When dubbing the LD video signal and CD audio signal separately onto VIDEO 2
- I N P U T V I DE O : A U D I O : T A P E 2 MO N : L D L D O F F T A P E 2
S E L E C T OR L D C D O F F
V I DE O : A U D I O : MO N :
ME N U G O T O MA I N ME N U
When dubbing the audio and video signals from a video component, the source to be dubbed can be also selected with the INPUT SELECTOR knob or buttons. Start recording on the VIDEO 2
Start recording on the VIDEO 2
Start play on the LD player.
The audio and video signals from the LD player will be dubbed onto the VIDEO 2 and you can enjoy LD on the monitor TV and from the speakers.
The audio signal from the CD player and the video signal from the LD player will be dubbed onto the VIDEO 2 and you can enjoy them on the monitor TV and from the speakers.
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