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    Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Setup Instructions for Elite Models SC-85, SC-87, and SC-89

    Use this procedure to setup Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers and update the A/V receiver’s firmware using a USB storage device. If you have any difficulty carrying out these instructions, please call Pioneer’s Customer Support Center toll free in the USA at 1-844-679-5350 for assistance.

    The first step is to confirm the AVR’s firmware version is 1-290-008-518-121 or newer. The buttons and connector mentioned in the following procedures are located on the Remote Control or the AVR’s Front Panel as shown in Figure 1.

    Check the Firmware Version

    1. Turn on the receiver by pressing the STANDBY/ON button.

    2. If using the Remote, press the MAIN button. 3. Press the HOME MENU button and using the

    or button, Select “4. System Setup” and press the ENTER button.

    4. Using the or button, Select “g. Other Setup” and press the ENTER button.

    Remote

    AVR Front Panel

    Figure 1

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    5. Using the or button, Select “Software Update” and press the ENTER button.

    6. Using the or button, Select “Check the Version” and press the ENTER button.

    7. Confirm the AVR’s firmware version is 1-290-008-518-121 or newer.

    8. If the firmware version is 1-290-008-518-121 or newer, you do not need to update the firmware. If it is not, follow the Firmware Update procedure.

    9. Press the HOME MENU button to exit.

    Firmware Update

    Required Items: · USB Storage device formatted FAT 16 or 32 and no files or folders stored on the device.

    NOTE: The USB Storage device should not have any preinstalled software such as U3 or be a SanDisk as those USB devices commonly have a chip that tries to upload software when you plug them in.

    · The latest Firmware Update file that can be downloaded from Pioneer’s website at: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers. Navigate to your model’s webpage using the Search Bar located at the top right area of the page. Select the first one in the list and then the select the “FIRMWARE & SOFTWARE’ tab.

    Download the *.ZIP file in the “Download” column and save to a folder on your PC.

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    Firmware Update continued

    CAUTION: CONFIRM THE FIRMWARE FILES AND APPROPRIATE PROCEDURE ARE FOR THE MODEL YOU ARE UPDATING. USING THE INCORRECT FILES MAY RENDER THE UNIT INOPERABLE AND REQUIRE REPAIR. DO NOT TURN OFF OR DISCONNECT THE POWER CORD FROM THE AVR DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS! DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB STORAGE DEVICE DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS!

    1. Using you PC, unzip the downloaded file and copy the two firmware files (*.fw and *.bin) to the root directory of the USB Storage Device.

    2. Follow steps 1 to 5 in the Check Firmware Version procedure. 3. Connect the USB Storage Device to the USB Connector on the front of the receiver and wait for 1 minute. 4. Using the or button, Select “b. Update via USB Memory” and press the ENTER button. The message

    “A New file has been found.” will be displayed. Confirm the firmware version displayed is the correct one for the model you are updating.

    5. Press the ENTER button to start the update process. It can take up to 20 minutes to complete. 6. When finished, the receiver will automatically turn off. 7. Remove the USB Storage Device. 8. The Firmware Update process is complete.

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    Elite Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers - 5.1.4 ch Placement and Requirements

    Important! You will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers.

    Room Requirements The listening room ceiling should:

    · Be horizontal. · Have a flat hard surface (for audio reflection). · Have a height of 8 to 14 feet.

    Equipment Requirements · A Dolby Atmos compatible receiver/processor. · Dolby Atmos encoded content. Example: Blu-ray disc title “Transformers: Age of Extinction”.

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    Elite AVR Models, Speakers, Blu-ray Player, and TV Connections

    1. Connect all the speakers using the diagram below.

    AVR Rear View 1

    Note: · Other brands of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers can be used in place of the Elite Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. · A second subwoofer can be added to create a 5.2.4 ch system by connecting it to the Subwoofer 2 PRE OUT

    located under the Subwoofer 1 PRE OUT.

    2. Connect the TV and Blu-ray Player.

    AVR Rear View 2

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    AVR Speaker Setup for Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers

    1. Turn on the receiver by pressing the STANDBY/ON button and wait for 1 minute. 2. If using the Remote, press the MAIN button.

    3. Press the HOME MENU button and using the or button, Select “4. System Setup” and

    press the ENTER button.

    4. Using the or button, Select “a. Manual SP Setup” and press the ENTER button.

    5. Using the or button, Select “1. Speaker System” and press the ENTER button.

    6. Using the or button, select “5.2.4ch”. Using the or button, Select “OK” and press the ENTER button.

    7. Using the or button, select “YES” and press the ENTER button.

    After several seconds the “4a.Manual SP Setup” screen will appear.

    8. Using the or button, Select “2. Speaker Setting” and press the ENTER button.

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    9. Using the , , , and buttons, Select and make the following changes: - Set “SW” to “SW1 PLUS” for 1 Subwoofer or - Set “SW” to “SW1+2 PLUS” for 2 Subwoofers - Set “Front” and “Center” to “SMALL” - Set “TFw” (Top Forward) to “Dolby Sp”. - Set “TMd (Top Middle) to “NO” - Set “TBw” (Top Backward) to “Dolby Sp” - Set “Surr” to “SMALL” - Set “X.OVER” to “80Hz”

    Note: The ceiling speakers will change to the up firing Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers in the image on the right side of the screen.

    10. Press the HOME MENU button to exit.

    Run MCACC to calibrate the speaker outputs for the best sound

    1. Place the microphone at the desired location 2. Plug the microphone into the front mic jack of

    the AVR

    3. Confirm and change if necessary the settings shown below.

    4. “Speaker System : 5.2.4” 5. “EQ Type : Symmetry” 6. “MCACC : M1.Memory 1” 7. “Dolby Enabled Speaker : TFw+TBw”

    8. “SP to ceiling :” Measure the distance from top of speaker to ceiling and enter it here using the and buttons. Example: 6’ 02”

    9. “Measurement type : Expert”

    10. Select “Start”, press the ENTER button, and leave the sound field area. If possible, stay in view of the TV screen as error messages and directions may appear.

    11. After MCACC completes the calibrations, the AVR will return to the “HOME MENU”.

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    Confirm the speaker settings.

    1. In the “HOME MENU”, Select “System Setup” 2. Select “ Manual SP Setup” 3. Select “ Speaker Setting” 4. Verify “Front”, “Center” and “Surr” are set to Small, if not, change them back to Small.

    5. Press the HOME MENU button to exit.

    Play one of the many Dolby Atmos encoded Blu-ray titles and enjoy the immersive multi-dimensional sound.