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OWNERS MANUAL MODE DEMPLOI

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HOME THEATER SOUND SYSTEM SYSTEME HOME CINEMA

TSS-15 (Amplifier x 1, Front/Center speaker x 3, Surround speaker x 2, Subwoofer x 1)

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To assure the nest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.

2

Install this sound system in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean place with at least 20 cm on top, 10 cm on the left and right, and 10 cm at the back of the amplier unit and away from direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold.

3

Locate this system away from other electrical appliances, motors, or transformers to avoid humming sounds. To prevent re or electrical shock, do not place this system where it may be exposed to dripping or splashing, and never put any objects lled with liquids, such as vases, on top of the system.

4

Do not expose this system to sudden temperature changes from cold to hot. Do not locate this system in an environment with high humidity (i.e., a room with a humidier) to prevent condensation inside this system, which may cause electrical shock, re, damage to this system, and/or personal injury.

5

Avoid installing this system in a place where foreign objects or liquid might fall. Otherwise, re, damage to the system, and/or personal injury may result. Do not place the following objects on this system: Other components, as they may cause damage and/or

discoloration of the surface of the system. Burning objects (i.e., candles) as they may cause re,

damage to the system, and/or personal injury. Containers of liquid, as they may leak or spill and cause

electrical shock to the user and/or damage to this system.

6

Do not cover this system with a newspaper, tablecloth, curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the temperature inside this system rises, it may result in re, damage to the system, and/or personal injury.

7

Do not plug this system into a wall outlet until all connections are complete.

8

Do not operate this system upside-down. It may overheat, possibly causing damage.

9

Do not use excessive force on switches, knobs, and/or cables.

10

When disconnecting the power cable from a wall outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cable.

11

Do not clean this system with chemical solvents; they might damage the nish. Use a clean, dry cloth.

12

Only the voltage specied on this system may be used. Using this system with a voltage higher than specied is dangerous and may cause re, damage to the system, and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this system with a voltage other than specied.

13

To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet during an electrical storm.

14

Take care of this system to prevent foreign objects and/or liquid drops from entering the system.

15

When using a humidier, avoid condensation inside the system by allowing sufcient space around the system. Avoid excess humidication. Condensation might cause a re, damage to the system, and/or electric shock.

16

Do not attempt to modify or x this system. Contact qualied YAMAHA service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any reason.

17

When not planning to use this system for a long period of time (i.e., vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.

18

Be sure to read the Troubleshooting section for information on common operating errors before concluding that this system is faulty.

19

Before moving this system, press STANDBY/ON to place the system in standby mode, and disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.

20

Be sure to only use the AC adaptor (LSE9802B1540) included with this system. Otherwise, you might cause a re or damage to this system.

For U.K. customers

If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the plug supplied with this appliance, the plug should be removed and an appropriate 3-pin plug tted. For details, refer to the instructions below.

Note

A plug severed from the mains lead must be destroyed, as a plug with bared exible cord is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet.

Special Instructions for U.K. Model

CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SYSTEM.

This system is not fully disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to a wall outlet, even if the system is turned off. This state is called Standby mode. In Standby mode, the system consumes a very small amount of power.

Do not install the system in a horizontal orientation as this may cause damage or malfunction.

This system is designed for use in a home. Do not attempt to install it in an automobile. Doing so may cause damage or malfunction.

WARNING

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

IMPORTANT

THE WIRES IN 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 that is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal that is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK. The wire that is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal that is marked with the letter L or coloured RED. Making sure that neither core is connected to the earth terminal of the three-pin plug.

CAUTION

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.

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Home Theater Sound System With the Yamaha TSS-15 Home Theater Sound Sys- tem, you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound at homejust like being at the movies.

Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II, DTS & AAC With Dolby Digital and DTS, you can enjoy the sur- round sound of DVD movies. With Dolby Pro Logic II, you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround from legacy Dolby Surround sources and normal stereo sources. The gen- eral model also supports AAC (Advanced Audio Cod- ing).

Cinema DSP Yamahas Cinema DSP technology offers Movie, Music, Sports, and Game listening modes for an enhanced listening experience.

Silent Cinema With Yamahas Silent Cinema technology, you can enjoy multichannel surround sound even when using headphones.

Virtual Surround With the Virtual Surround function, you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound even when not using the surround left and right speakers. The surround speakers can then be used with the front speakers to provide extra power.

Active Servo Technology The subwoofer uses Yamahas Active Servo technology to deliver incredible bass from its compact cabinet.

QD-Bass Technology The subwoofer employs Yamahas QD-Bass (Quatre Dispersion Bass)

technology, which uses a down-ring driver with a square, pyramid-shaped reective plate to radiate the sound in four horizontal directions, providing extraor- dinary power and performance.

Features ................................................. 1

Contents ................................................. 1

Package Contents ...................................... 2

Preparing the Remote Control ....................... 2

Fitting the Stand........................................ 2

Getting to Know the TSS-15 .......................... 3

Installing the Speakers................................ 6

Hooking Up the System ............................... 8 Connecting the Speakers.........................................9 Connecting Your Other Components....................10 Connecting the Power Cable.................................11

Basic Operation ...................................... 12

Adjusting Speaker Levels with the Test Tone ... 13

Using the Cinema DSP Listening Modes ......... 14

Other Listening Modes .............................. 15

Troubleshooting ...................................... 17

Glossary ............................................... 19

Specifications ........................................ 20

Features Contents

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

Silent Cinema is a registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation.

The AAC logo is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. These are AAC patent numbers. 08/937,950 5,633,981 5,227,788 5,299,239 5848391 5 297 236 5,285,498 5,299,240 5,291,557 4,914,701 5,481,614 5,197,087 5,451,954 5,235,671 5,592,584 5,490,170 5 400 433 07/640,550 5,781,888 5,264,846 5,222,189 5,579,430 08/039,478 5,268,685 5,357,594 08/678,666 08/211,547 5,375,189 5 752 225 98/03037 5,703,999 5,581,654 5,394,473 97/02875 08/557,046 05-183,988 5,583,962 97/02874 08/894,844 5,548,574 5,274,740 98/03036 5,299,238 08/506,729

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Make sure that you have all the items shown here.

The remote control comes with the battery already installed. Before using the remote control for the very rst time, pull out the plastic tab, as shown.

For information on replacing the battery, see page 18.

Before using the TSS-15 amplier for the very rst time, you must t the stand for stability. Do not use the amplier horizontally. Put the stand onto the base of the amplier, and with a Phillips screwdriver, screw it to the amplier with the two screws provided, as shown.

Afx four non-skid pads onto the base of the stand to pre- vent it from slipping.

Package Contents

TSS-15 WD76700

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

DUAL MONO

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

INPUT

1 2 3 4

SP LEVEL

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

SILENT CINEMA

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

AAC

Remote control

Fastener Non-skid pads

AC adaptor (LSE9802B1540)

Stand

Screws

Optical cable Audio pin cable

Power cable

Satellite speakersTSS-15 amplier Subwoofer

(Front L/R and center speakers have 3 meter cords, surround L/R speakers have 10 meter cords.)

Preparing the Remote Control

Plastic tab

Fitting the Stand

non-skid pads

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Front Panel

1 Status, volume & level indicators

These are multipurpose indicators. Normally, they work as status indicators, indicating input signal format (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) or Pro Logic II listening mode. When the VOLUME control is adjusted, they indicate the volume level setting from 1 through 7. After several seconds, they revert to status indicators,

and work as explained below. Theyre also used when adjusting individual speaker levels with the test tone (6, 4, 2, 0, +2, +4, +6).

AAC indicator (general model only) This indicator lights up when an AAC signal is input.

DTS indicator This indicator lights up when a DTS signal is input.

Dolby Digital indicator This indicator lights up when a Dolby Digital signal is input.

MAIN/SUB indicator When listening to a multilingual TV program, this indicator lights up green when the main language is selected, and lights up red when the sub-language is selected. Main and sub are selected by using the remote controls [DUAL MONO] button.

MOVIE indicator This indicator lights up when the Dolby Pro Logic II Movie listening mode is selected.

MUSIC indicator This indicator lights up when the Dolby Pro Logic II Music listening mode is selected.

AUTO indicator This indicator lights up when the Auto listening mode is selected.

2 INPUT 14 indicators These indicators show which input is currently selected.

3 NIGHT indicator This indicator lights up when the Night listening mode is selected (see page 15).

4 MOVIE, MUSIC, SPORTS & GAME buttons These buttons are used to select the Movie, Music, Sports, and Game Cinema DSP listening modes. The button for the selected mode lights up (see page 14).

5 MODE button This button is used to select the following listening modes: Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, Dolby Pro Logic II Music, or Auto (see page 15). It can also be used to cancel the Cinema DSP listening modes.

6 INPUT button This button is used to select inputs 1 through 4 (see page 12).

7 STANDBY/ON button This button is used to set the TSS-15 to On or Standby (see page 12).

Note: While on Standby, the TSS-15 consumes a small amount of power so that its able to receive commands from the remote control.

Getting to Know the TSS-15

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

SILENT CINEMA

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

1

2

3

4

5

9

6

7

8

0

AAC

(general model)

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB MOVIE MUSIC AUTOq Digital

q Pro Logic AAC

Status indicators

Volume and level indicators

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8 VOLUME control This control is used to adjust the volume.

9 Remote control sensor This sensor receives infrared signals from remote con- trol.

0 SILENT CINEMA headphones jack A pair of headphones can be connected to this mini jack for private listening. With Yamahas Silent Cinema technology, you can enjoy multichannel surround sound even when using headphones. No sound is out- put by the speakers while a plug is inserted in this jack.

Remote Control

1 STANDBY/ON [ ] button This button is used to set the TSS-15 to On or Standby.

Note: While on Standby, the TSS-15 consumes a small amount of power so that its able to receive commands from the remote control.

2 MODE button This button is used to select the following listening modes: Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, Dolby Pro Logic II Music, or Auto (see page 15). It can also be used to cancel the Cinema DSP listening modes.

3 MOVIE, MUSIC, SPORTS & GAME buttons These buttons are used to select the Movie, Music, Sports, and Game Cinema DSP listening modes. The button for the selected mode lights up (see page 14).

4 VOLUME [] & [+] buttons These buttons are used to adjust the volume. The Down [] button reduces the volume, the Up [+] button increases it.

5 MUTE button This button is used to mute the TSS-15. While the TSS-15 is muted, the volume level indicators ash. Press is again to unmute the TSS-15.

6 SP LEVEL buttons These buttons are used to adjust the levels of the sub- woofer (SW), center speaker (CENTER), and surround speakers (SURR) (see page 12).

7 NIGHT button This button is used to set the Night listening mode (see page 15).

8 TEST button This button is used to turn the test tone on or off (see page 13).

9 DUAL MONO button When listening to a multilingual TV program, this but- ton can be used to select the main, sub, or both lan- guages.

0 INPUT buttons 14 These buttons are used to select inputs 1 through 4 (see page 12).

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

DUAL MONO

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

INPUT

1 2 3 4

SP LEVEL

1

3

7

8

9

0

2

6

5

4

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Using the Remote Control

Remote Control Precautions Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote control.

Do not drop the remote control.

Do not subject the remote control to the following: high humidity, such as near a shower or bath high temperatures, such as near a heater or stove extremely low temperatures dusty environments

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

30 30

Up to 6 meters

Point the remote control toward the TSS-15s remote control sensor.

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Before you connect the speakers to the TSS-15 amplier, you need to decide where to install them. To get the best results from the TSS-15, use all ve satellite speakers and the subwoofer.

The three satellite speakers with 3-meter cords are the front left, front right, and center speakers. The two satellite speakers with 10-meter cords are the surround left and sur- round right speakers.

The following illustration shows the ideal position for each speaker relative to the TV and listening position.

Front Speakers The front speakers output the main sound. Place them either side of your TV, an equal distance from the listening position.

Center Speaker With movies, the center speaker is used mainly for dialog. Position it centrally between the front speakers, preferably on top of your TV.

Surround Speakers The surround left and right speakers output surround effects and ambience. They should be positioned behind the listening position, equidistant from the listener.

Subwoofer The subwoofer outputs the bass sounds of the LFE (Low- Frequency Effects) channel. Since bass sounds are nondi- rectional, the position of the subwoofer is not as important as for the other speakers. In general, a good bass sound can be achieved by putting the subwoofer in a corner at the front of the room. To prevent sound reections from nearby walls, turn it inward so that it faces the listening position.

Note: The TSS-15 amplier is designed to be used vertically. If its used horizontally, heat may build up inside the case, causing damage or malfunction.

Preparing the Satellite Speakers To prevent the satellite speakers from slipping, or vibrating when mounting on the wall, afx four non-skid pads to the base of each speaker stand, as shown.

To adjust the angle of a speaker, using a Phillips screw- driver, loosen the screw at the back of the stand, adjust the angle, and then tighten the screw.

Note: Do not put the speakers on uneven surfaces.

Wall-Mounting the Satellite Speakers The satellite speakers can be wall-mounted by using two #8 wood screws (sold separately).

1 Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the screw at the back of the speaker stand, set the angle of the speaker as you want it, and then tighten the screw.

Installing the Speakers

Amplier

Subwoofer

Surround right speaker

Front left speaker

Front right speaker

Surround left speaker

Center speaker

non-skid pads

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2 Position the speaker on the wall where you want to hang it, and use a pencil to mark the two hole positions.

3 Screw two #8 screws into the wall, leaving a 5 mm gap to accept the keyhole slots.

4 Thread the speaker cord around the strain- relief guide and out through the slot at the front of the speaker stand, as shown.

5 Fit the speaker stand onto the screws and push it down so that the screw heads sit correctly in the keyhole slots.

Cautions: Each satellite speaker weighs 0.4 kg. Heed the following

cautions to ensure that the speakers do not fall and cause damage or injury.

Once the satellite speakers have been mounted on the wall, check each speaker to ensure that theres no possi- bility of it falling. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury caused by falling speakers.

If you have hollow walls, make sure that the screws go into the studs. If there are no studs, or the walls are solid, use suitable wall anchors.

Use 1-inch #8 screws (4 mm shank diameter) with a head diameter of 8 mm or less.

Do not use nails or double-sided tape to mount the speakers.

Use cord clips to secure the speaker cords to the wall.

Securing the Center Speaker to Your TV To prevent the center speaker from slipping, you can secure it to your TV by using the fastener provided. You must remove its stand rst.

Notes: Do not put the center speaker on top of your TV if it

overhangs (i.e., the top of the TV is not deep enough).

Do not put the center speaker on top of your TV if the top is not level.

Do not touch the adhesive side of the fastener after peel- ing off the backing.

Wipe the top of your TV before attaching the fastener.

1 To remove the center speakers stand, using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw and washer at the back of the stand. Keep the screw and washer for future use.

2 Peel the backing off one side of the fastener, and afx it to the top of your TV.

3 Peel the backing off the other side of the fastener, and afx the center speaker on top.

Note: Although the speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference, if the TV picture is distorted, try moving the speakers away from your TV.

20 mm minimum

5 mm gap

4 mm diameter

40 mm

or

40 mm

Peel off the backing

Bottom of speaker

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You can connect up to four audio components to the TSS-15. This could be a DVD player, CD player, games console, TV, VCR, DVR (digital video recorder), set-top box (digital satellite, cable, over the air), camcorder, and so on. The following diagram shows a typical setup.

Caution: Before making any connections, disconnect each compo- nents power cable from the wall outlet.

Notes: Connect the white plug of the audio cable to the left L

(white) jack. Connect the red plug to the right R (red) jack.

Push each plug rmly into its jack. Lose connections can cause noise or malfunction.

Before connecting your other components to the TSS-15, refer to their instruction manuals.

Do not connect video signals to any of the TSS-15s jacks. The TSS-15 only supports audio signals.

Hooking Up the System

NATURAL S OUND H OM E THEATER SYS TEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS M AIN /SU B

INPU T

NIGHT

M OVIE MUS IC

M OVIE MUS IC SPORTS GAM E

M ODE INPU T

STANDBY/ ON

VOLUM E

AUTOq Digita l

q Pro Logic

SILEN T CIN EM A

AAC

VCR DVD player

Games console

TV, set-top box, etc

To wall outlet AC adaptor

Surround left speaker

Front left speaker

Center speaker

Front right speaker

Surround right speaker

Subwoofer

* Since it has no video inputs or outputs, only audio signals can be connected to the TSS-15.

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The diagram below shows how to connect the speakers to the TSS-15.

The three satellite speakers with 3-meter cords are the front left, front right, and center speakers. The two satellite speakers with 10-meter cords are the surround left and sur- round right speakers.

Cautions: Connect only the included speakers to the TSS-15.

Speakers from other manufacturers are not designed to work with the TSS-15 and may use different connectors.

Never connect the speaker outputs to another amplier, as this may cause a malfunction, seriously damage the TSS-15 or amplier, or cause a re.

To prevent people from tripping over or damaging the speaker cables, tidy and secure them once theyre con- nected.

Speaker Outputs 1 FRONT L/R

Connect the front left and right speakers.

2 SURROUND L/R Connect the surround left and right speakers.

3 CENTER Connect the center speaker.

4 SUBWOOFER Connect the subwoofer.

Connecting the Speakers

L

R

FRONT

SPEAKER OUTPUTS

DC IN 15V

L

R

SURROUND

L

R

DIGITAL

ON OFF

INPUT

VIRTUAL

ANALOG

CENTER

SUBWOOFER 2

3

1

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

1

2

4

Front left speaker

Front right

speaker

Surround left speaker

Surround right

speaker

Center speaker

Subwoofer

TSS-15

TSS-15 rear panel

Speaker outputs

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The following diagram shows how to connect your components to the TSS-15.

Audio Inputs The TSS-15 has four audio inputs. Inputs 1, 2, and 3 accept digital audio signals. Input 4 accepts analog audio signals.

1 DIGITAL INPUT 1 Use the supplied optical digital audio cable to connect the digital audio output of a DVD player, etc., to this optical digital input.

2 DIGITAL INPUT 2 Use an optical digital audio cable (sold separately) to connect the digital audio output of a TV, etc., to this optical digital input.

3 DIGITAL INPUT 3 Use a coaxial digital audio cable (sold separately) to connect the digital audio output of a CD player, etc., to this optical digital input.

4 ANALOG INPUT 4 Use the audio cable to connect the analog audio output of a VCR, etc., to this analog input.

Notes: You can connect your computer to ANALOG INPUT 4

by using a mini plug to RCA conversion cable, or an adaptor.

Since the TSS-15 doesnt have any video inputs and out- puts, connect the video output from your DVD player or VCR directly to your TV.

Connecting Your Other Components

L

R

FRONT

SPEAKER OUTPUTS

DC IN 15V

L

R

SURROUND

L

R

DIGITAL

ON OFF

INPUT

VIRTUAL

ANALOG

CENTER

SUBWOOFER 2

3

1

OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT

OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT

OUTPUT

L

R

COAXIAL DIGITAL OUTPUT

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

4

3

2

1

Dust cap

Before connecting an opti- cal digital cable, remove the dust cap, as shown. Keep the cap for future use. To keep out dust, ret the cap when the jack is not being used.

TSS-15

Rear panel

Audio cable

Optical cable

Coaxial cable (sold separately)

VCR, etc

CD player, etc

TV, set-top box (digital satellite,

cable, over the air), etc

DVD player, games console,

etc

Optical cable (sold separately)

Input jacks

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Do not connect the power cable until you have completed and double-checked all audio connections.

1 Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 15V jack on the TSS-15s rear panel.

2 Connect the power cable to the AC adaptor.

3 Plug the power cable into a suitable wall outlet.

Cautions: Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet if you plan

not to use the TSS-15 for an extended period.

If you put the AC adaptor on a shelf or rack, position it so that its unlikely to fall, as it may cause injury or dam- age to another component or itself.

Use only the included AC adaptor with the TSS-15 amplier. Using another adaptor may cause a malfunc- tion or re.

Do not use the AC adaptor with any device other than the TSS-15.

Connecting the Power Cable

DC IN 15V

L

R

SURROUND

L

R

DIGITAL

ON OFF

INPUT

VIRTUAL

ANALOG

CENTER

SUBWOOFER 2

3

1

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

1

2 3

AC adaptor power cable

To wall outlet

TSS-15 rear panel

TSS-15

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This section explains the basic operation.

Listening to a Sound Source

1 To turn on the TSS-15, press the [STANDBY/ON] button. The STANDBY/ON button on the TSS-15 lights up.

2 Turn on the source component.

3 Use the remote controls INPUT buttons, or the TSS-15s [INPUT] button to select the input to which the component is connected. The INPUT indicator for the selected input lights up.

4 Start playback on the component. See the components instruction manual for details.

5 Use the remote controls VOLUME Up [+] and Down [] buttons, or the TSS-15s VOLUME control to adjust the volume. While its being adjusted, the volume level is shown by the TSS-15s volume indicators for several seconds.

Adjusting the Level of the Subwoofer, Center, or Surround Speakers

While listening to a sound source, use the SP LEVEL Up [+] and Down [] buttons to adjust the level of the sub- woofer (SW), center speaker (CENTER), or surround speakers (SURR).

Notes: The TSS-15 supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and AAC

(general model only) digital audio with a sampling rate of 48 kHz or less, and PCM audio up to 96 kHz.

The Cinema DSP and Dolby Pro Logic II listening modes cannot be used with 96 kHz PCM audio.

The subwoofer, center, and surround speaker levels can- not be adjusted while a pair of headphones is connected.

Muting the TSS-15 To temporarily mute the TSS-15, press the remote controls [MUTE] button. The volume level indicators ash on the TSS-15. To unmute the TSS-15, press the [MUTE] button again. If you adjust the volume while the TSS-15 is muted, or press any other button, it will be unmuted automatically.

Turning Off the TSS-15 To turn off the TSS-15, press the [STANBY/ON] button on the remote control or TSS-15 to set it to Standby.

While on Standby, the TSS-15 consumes a small amount of power so that its able to receive commands from the remote control.

Note: The next time you turn on the TSS-15, the previously selected input (14) and listening mode will be selected automatically.

Basic Operation

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

TSS-15 WD76700

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

DUAL MONO

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

INPUT

1 2 3 4

SP LEVEL

INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

SP LEVEL

TSS-15 Remote control

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

SP LEVEL

Press the [MUTE] button to mute the TSS-15

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Its important that all speakers can be heard equally at the listening position. The TSS-15 has a built-in test tone for adjusting the level of each speaker.

Notes: The test tone cannot be used while a pair of headphones

is connected.

The Night listening mode cannot be used while the test tone is being output.

The test tone can be used with the Virtual Surround func- tion (see page 16).

This procedure should be performed from the listening position.

1 To turn on the TSS-15, press the [STANDBY/ON] button. The STANDBY/ON button on the TSS-15 lights up.

2 Set the volume to about 4.

3 Press the [TEST] button. The test tone is output by each speaker for 2.5 seconds in the following order: front left, center, front right, sur- round right, surround left, subwoofer. The TSS-15s CINEMA DSP buttons indicate which speaker is currently outputting the test tone, as shown below.

Note: If the test tone is too quiet, turn up the TSS-15 ampliers VOLUME control. If its too loud, turn it down.

4 While the test tone is being output by a speaker, use the VOLUME Up [+] and Down [] buttons to adjust its level. While the level is being adjusted, the test tone will con- tinue to be output by the same speaker. When you stop adjusting the level, the test tone will be output by the next speaker in the order stated above.

Notes: The level of each speaker is shown by the volume level

indicators on the TSS-15 (6, 4, 2, 0, +2, +4, +6).

The front left and right speaker levels cannot be set above 0.

To reset all speakers to their default levels, while the test tone is being output, press the TSS-15 ampliers [MODE] button for two seconds.

5 When youve nished adjusting the level of each speaker, press the [TEST] button again to turn off the test tone.

Adjusting Speaker Levels with the Test Tone

TSS-15 WD76700

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

DUAL MONO

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

INPUT

1 2 3 4

SP LEVEL

VOLUME +/

STANDBY/ON [ ]

TEST

Center speaker

Front left speaker

Front right speaker

Listening position

Surround left speaker

Surround right speaker

Subwoofer

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

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Yamahas Cinema DSP technology offers Movie, Music, Sports, and Game listening modes for an enhanced listen- ing experience. In addition, you can use all ve speakers even with stereo music sources, including CDs, videos, games, and so on.

To select the Cinema DSP listening modes, use the [MOVIE], [MUSIC], [SPORTS], and [GAME] buttons. The corresponding button lights up. To turn the mode off, press the button again, or press the [MODE] button.

Notes: The Cinema DSP listening modes cannot be used with

mono or multilingual (main/sub) audio sources.

The TSS-15 remembers which listening mode you previ- ously used with each input so the next time you select an input, the listening mode is selected automatically.

Feel free to chose a listening mode based on your listen- ing preference, and not purely on the name of the mode itself.

About the Cinema DSP Listening Modes

Notes: The Cinema DSP listening modes can be used with

Dolby Digital, DTS, AAC (general model only), PCM, or analog audio sources.

When used with a Dolby Digital, DTS, or AAC (general model only) source, the DIGITAL, DTS, or AAC indicator lights up.

When used with a stereo (2-channel) source, Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode is used to create 5.1-channels, and the MOVIE indicator lights up.

Using the Cinema DSP Listening Modes

TSS-15 WD76700

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

DUAL MONO

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

INPUT

1 2 3 4

SP LEVEL

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

MODE

CINEMA DSP

TSS-15 Remote control

Listening mode Description

Movie With this mode, you can enjoy a movie theater-like experience in your own home theater.

The TSS-15s [MOVIE] button lights up when this mode is selected.

Music With this mode you can experience the excitement of a live concert hall.

The TSS-15s [MUSIC] button lights up when this mode is selected.

Sports With this mode, you can enjoy watching sports surrounded by the sounds of the crowd, the stadium, and the game.

The TSS-15s [SPORTS] button lights up when this mode is selected.

Game With this mode, you can enjoy the dynamics and thrills of three-dimensional sur- round sound effects.

The TSS-15s [GAME] button lights up when this mode is selected.

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

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Using Dolby Pro Logic II With Dolby Pro Logic II, you can enjoy 5.1-channel sur- round from legacy Dolby Surround sources (video, laser disc, etc) or normal stereo sources (CDs, etc). There are two modes: Movie mode for watching movies, and Music mode for listening to music.

To select Dolby Pro Logic II, use the [MODE] button to select Movie mode or Music mode. The Pro Logic II MOVIE or MUSIC indicator lights up.

Listening with No Processing With Auto mode, you can listen to music and other sources with no Cinema DSP processing. Analog and PCM sources will be heard through the front left and right speakers and subwoofer. Dolby Digital, DTS, and AAC (general model only) will be decoded and output by the appropriate speak- ers.

To select Auto mode, press the [MODE] button repeatedly until the AUTO indicator lights up.

Night Listening Mode In Night Listening mode, the audio dynamic range is reduced so that you can hear quiet dialog even when listen- ing at low volume levelsuseful when you dont want to disturb anyone else.

Note: The Cinema DSP listening modes can be used with Night listening mode.

1 To select Night listening mode, press the [NIGHT] button. The NIGHT indicator lights up.

2 To cancel Night listening mode, press the [NIGHT] button again.

Using Headphones & Silent Cinema With the Silent Cinema function, you can enjoy multichan- nel surround sound, including Dolby Digital and DTS, even when using headphones.

To use Silent Cinema, simply connect your headphones to the SILENT CINEMA headphones jack.

Notes: No sound is output by the speakers while a plug is

inserted in the SILENT CINEMA headphones jack.

Silent Cinema can be used with the Cinema DSP listen- ing modes.

To listen to stereo (2-channel) sources (CDs, etc) without Silent Cinema, turn off the Cinema DSP listening modes, and use the [MODE] button to select Auto mode.

Other Listening Modes

TSS-15 WD76700

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS

MUTE

SW CENTER SURR

NIGHT

TEST

DUAL MONO

GAME

MODE STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

INPUT

1 2 3 4

SP LEVEL

NIGHT

Remote control

NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM TSS-15

1 -6 -4 -2 0 +2 +4 +6

1 2 3 4

2 3 4 5 6 7

DTS MAIN /SUB

INPUT

NIGHT

MOVIE MUSIC

MOVIE MUSIC SPORTS GAME

MODE INPUT

STANDBY/ON

VOLUME

AUTOq Digital q Pro Logic

SILENT CINEMA

AAC

SILENT CINEMA

Front panel

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Virtual Surround With the Virtual Surround function, you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound even when the surround left and right speakers are not used. The surround speakers can then be used as front speakers to provide extra power.

To turn on the Virtual Surround function, set the TSS-15 to Standby, and then set the VIRTUAL switch on the rear panel to ON.

Note: The Virtual Surround function can be turned on or off only when the TSS-15 is on Standby. Setting the VIRTUAL switch while the TSS-15 is on will have no effect.

Boosting the Front Speaker Volume In Virtual Surround mode, the surround left and right speakers can be used in addition to the front left and right speakers to provide extra power. In this mode, the front left and surround left speakers output the same sound. Like- wise, the front right and surround right speakers output the same sound.

When using the surround speakers as front speakers, you can adjust their positions to optimize the sound dispersion.

Note: The test tone can be used with the Virtual Surround func- tion to adjust the level of each speaker (see page 13). The level of the surround speakers cannot be adjusted indepen- dently of the front speakers.

Energy Saving Function The TSS-15 has an energy saving function. If its left on and no controls are operated for 24 hours, it will automati- cally switch to Standby mode.

L

R

FRONT

SPEAKER OUTPUTS

DC IN 15V

L

R

SURROUND

L

R

DIGITAL

ON OFF

INPUT

VIRTUAL

ANALOG

CENTER

SUBWOOFER 2

3

1

VIRTUAL switch

Rear panel

TSS-15

Subwoofer

Front left & surround left

speakers

Front right & surround right

speakers

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If the TSS-15 Home Theater Sound System does not work properly, refer to the table below. If the problem is not listed, or if the suggested remedy fails to resolve the problem, set the TSS-15 to Standby, disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet, and contact your Yamaha dealer.

Troubleshooting

Problem Possible cause Remedy Refer to

page

The TSS-15 turns itself off as soon as its turned on.

The power cable is not connected properly.

Make sure that the power cable is properly connected to a suitable wall outlet.

11

A speaker cord has a short circuit so the amplier protection system has turned the TSS-15 off automatically.

Make sure that all speaker cords are properly connected and check for any shorts.

9

The TSS-15 amplier was exposed to a strong external electrical shock, such as lightning or excessive static electricity.

Set the TSS-15 to Standby, and then disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet. Wait about 30 seconds, plug the power cable in again, and then turn on the TSS-15.

The TSS-15 has been used at high volume levels and the amplier protection system has turned the TSS-15 off automatically.

Use the TSS-15 at a lower volume. 12

The TSS-15 amplier is excessively hot and the protection system has turned it off automatically.

Wait a few minutes for the amplier to cool down.

No sound can be heard.

Connections are incomplete. Make sure that the speakers and other components are properly connected.

910

The wrong input is selected.

Select the appropriate input. If the DTS indicator is ashing, select another input, then select the previous input.

12

The volume is set too low. Turn up the volume. 12

The TSS-15 has been muted. Press the [MUTE] button to unmute the TSS-15.

12

One speaker outputs no sound.

The speaker is not connected properly.

Check the speaker connections. 9

Only the front speakers output sound.

The Auto listening mode is selected and the audio source is stereo.

To use all speakers, select a Cinema DSP or Dolby Pro Logic II listening mode.

1415The Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital, or DTS source does not include surround channel information.

Digital audio signals with a sampling rate above 48 kHz are output by only the front speakers.

The center speaker outputs no sound.

The center speakers volume level is set to minimum.

Use the remote controls SP LEVEL CENTER Up [+] button to increase the level.

12

Some multichannel sources do not include center channel information.

The surround speakers output no sound.

The surround speakers volume level is set to minimum.

Use the remote controls SP LEVEL SURR Up [+] button to increase the level.

12

The subwoofer outputs no sound.

The subwoofers volume level is set to minimum.

Use the remote controls SP LEVEL SW Up [+] button to increase the level.

12

Some source material does not include sub-bass sounds.

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The source is Dolby Digital and the Auto listening mode is selected, but the center and surround speakers output no sound.

The Dolby Digital signal contains only two channels.

If the DVD being played has a 5.1-channel soundtrack, select it on the DVD player. If not, you can still use all speakers by selecting the Dolby Pro Logic II Movie or Music listening mode.

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The source is Dolby Digital or DTS, but the Dolby Digital or DTS indicator doesnt light up.

The DVD player is not set correctly.

Make sure that the DVD player is congured to output Dolby Digital and DTS (bitstream) signals from its digital output. Refer to its manual for details.

A humming noise can be heard.

An audio cable is not connected properly.

Check all audio connections and correct as necessary.

10

Noise can be heard.

The level of the input signal is too low.

Increase the output level on the source component.

An audio cable is not connected properly.

Check all audio connections and correct as necessary.

10

The sound is distorted. The level of the input signal is too high.

Reduce the output level on the source component.

The TSS-15 doesnt work properly.

The internal microprocessor has locked up due to external electrical shock (lightning or excessive static electricity) or a drop in the power supply voltage.

Disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet, wait for about 30 seconds, then plug it back in again.

Noise can be heard when the TSS-15 amplier is situated close to another electronic device.

The electronic devices high- frequency circuits are causing interference on the TSS-15 amplier.

Move the TSS-15 amplier and electronic device away from each other.

The remote control doesnt work.

The battery is depleted.

Replace with a new CR2025 battery. 1. Using a small screwdriver, carefully

slide out the battery holder. 2. Remove the expired battery, and place

the new battery onto the battery holder with the + side facing up.

3. Slide the battery holder into the remote control, and push it so that it clicks shut.

Do not attempt to recharge the old battery. Dispose of the old battery in accordance with local regulations.

Youre too far away from the TSS-15. The remote control has a maximum working range of 6 meters (20 feet), and a working angle of 30 degrees.

5

Direct sunlight or lighting (inverter- type uorescent light, etc) is shining on the TSS-15s remote control sensor.

Reposition the TSS-15 amplier.

Problem Possible cause Remedy Refer to

page

1

2 3

+ side up

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5.1-channel Refers to a six-channel surround sound format. The 5 refers to the ve full-range audio channels (left, right, center, sur- round left, and surround right), and the .1 refers to the fre- quency-limited LFE (Low Frequency Effects) channel, which is used for sub-bass effects between 20 Hz and 120 Hz.

AAC AAC, which stands for Advanced Audio Coding, is a new audio encoding format that uses more efcient compres- sion than the MP3 format, yet offers audio quality on par with that of CD. AAC was developed by the MPEG group and is used in the new MPEG-4 video format.

Dolby Digital This is the designated digital surround sound format for DVD-Video, HDTV, and select digital broadcasts (cable, satellite, over the air). A Dolby Digital bitstream may con- tain mono, stereo, Dolby Surround, or 5.1-channel audio information. Dolby Digital uses lossy compression to squeeze six channels of information into a single digital bitstream. Unlike Dolby Surround and Dolby Pro Logic that use matrix encoding, Dolby Digital uses discrete chan- nels.

Dolby Pro Logic The matrix decoder used in home theater equipment to decode Dolby Surround material.

Dolby Pro Logic II The second generation Dolby Pro Logic matrix decoder can create quasi 5.1-channel surround (left, right, center, surround left, and surround right) from legacy Dolby Sur- round sources and normal stereo sources. It offers Movie and Music listening modes.

Dolby Surround The home version of the original Dolby Stereo surround system used in movie theaters. It uses matrix encoding to deliver four channels (left, right, center, and surround) of information via two audio channels. Its commonly used for video, laser disc, analog TV, and other stereo analog systems.

DTS Developed by Digital Theater Systems, DTS is a 5.1-chan- nel digital surround format similar to Dolby Digital, except it uses less compression for a more faithful sound. Its com- monly used with DVD-Video and DTS CDs.

PCM PCM signals are linear, noncompressed digital audio sig- nals. Normal CDs contain 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM. A DVD may contain 16-bit/48 kHz through 24-bit/96 kHz PCM.

Silent Cinema Yamahas Silent Cinema technology allows you to enjoy multichannel surround sound even when using head- phones.

Yamaha Cinema DSP Since Dolby Surround and DTS were originally developed for use in movie theaters, its inevitable that sounds will not be heard exactly how the original sound designer intended when listened to in a typical home environment, with the smaller room size, wall construction, and number of speak- ers. Using a wealth of measured data, Yamahas Cinema DSP technology uses Yamahas own sound-eld technol- ogy to combine Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and DTS to supplement the scale, depth and volume of sounds, thereby recreating the audio experience of a movie theater in the home theater environment.

Yamaha Virtual Surround Yamahas Virtual Surround technology allows you to enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound even when not using the sur- round left and right speakers. The surround speakers can then be used with the front speakers to provide extra power.

Glossary

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Amplier unit Output Power per Channel . Front/center/surround: 6W x 5 (1 kHz, 4 , 10 % THD)

Subwoofer: 18W (100 Hz, 4 , 10 % THD)

Input Sensitivity .................................................200 mV

H. P. Output Level/Output Impedance ........................................ 450 mV/30 (1 kHz, 200 mV)

Frequency Response ............................... 40 Hz20 kHz

Dimensions (W x H x D) ........................................... 102 mm x 260 mm x 196 mm

Weight ....................................................................1.3 kg

Power Consumption .............................................. 40 W

Standby Power Consumption ............................ 0.8 W (100120V), 1.1 W (220240V)

Satellite speakers Type ........Full range speaker system acoustic suspension

Driver ................................................ 5 cm (2") cone type Magnetic shielding type

Impedance .................................................................4

Dimensions (W x H x D) ...................... 70 mm x 91 mm x 110 mm (include stand)

Weight ....................................................................0.4 kg

Subwoofer Type ........... Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System

Driver ......................................... 13 cm (5") cone woofer Magnetic shielding type

Impedance ................................................................. 4

Dimensions (W x H x D) ............................................220 mm x 239 mm x 220 mm

Weight ................................................................... 3.4 kg

Specications

* Please note that all specications are subject to change without notice.

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Unit damplication Puissance de sortie par canal Avant/centrale/surround: 6W x 5 (1 kHz, 4 , 10 % THD)

Caisson de graves: 18W (100 Hz, 4 , 10 % THD)

Sensibilit dentre ............................................. 200 mV

Niveau de sortie des enceintes/ Impdance de sortie de la prise casque .........................................450 mV/30 (1 kHz, 200 mV)

Sensibilit dentre ................................... 40 Hz20 kHz

Dimensions (L x H x P) ....102 mm x 260 mm x 196 mm

Poids ....................................................................... 1,3 kg

Consommation lectrique ......................................40 W

Consommation en veille ............................. 0,8 W (100120V), 1,1 W (220240V)

Enceintes satellites Type ......................................Enceinte gamme intgrale

Acoustic suspension

Entranement ...........................................................Type cne de 5 cm

Blindage magntique

Impdance ................................................................. 4

Dimensions (L x H x P) ................ 70 mm x 91 mm x 110 mm (y compris le pied)

Poids ....................................................................... 0,4 kg

Caisson de graves Type .... de systme de subwoofer traitement servo actif

Entranement ..............................................13 cm de type cne woofer

Blindage magntique

Impdance .................................................................. 4

Dimensions (L x H x P) ............................................ 220 mm x 239 mm x 220 mm

Poids ..................

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