Selectable sound fields and their effects
|Button||Sound field||Display panel||Effects of the sound field|
|2CH/MULTI||2ch Stereo||2CH ST.||Plays back 2-channel audio signals without adding any surround effect. Monaural and multi-channel audio signals are output after being converted into a 2-channel signal.
This sound field is suited for playing back audio signals as they are from two front speakers only, without adding any virtual surround effect.
The sound is output from the front left/right speakers only. There is no sound from the subwoofer.
|Multi Ch Stereo||MULTI ST.||Outputs sound from all connected speakers.
When 2-channel or monaural audio signals are input, the receiver outputs sound from all speakers without adding any surround effect.
When multi-channel audio signals are input, sound may not be output from certain speakers depending on the speaker settings or playback content.
|Direct||DIRECT||Plays back all audio signals without adding any surround effect.|
|A.F.D. (Auto Format Decoding)||A.F.D.||Decodes and plays back audio signals using the optimal processing method according to the audio signal input.|
|MOVIE||Dolby Surround||DSUR||Dolby Surround upmixer expands traditional audio content for playback through any multi-channel speaker configuration, including height speakers. This makes it possible to reproduce height information for sound images even when playing back conventional movie or audio content, providing a more realistic sense of immersion than ever before. This upmixer is a new and enhanced replacement for the popular Dolby Pro Logic II technology.|
|Neural-X||NEURAL-X||Neural:X is a new upmixer technology developed by DTS and remaps stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 movies and music to match your speaker layout. This makes it possible to reproduce height information for sound images even when playing back conventional movie or audio content, providing a more realistic sense of immersion than ever before.|
|Front Surround (*)||FRT SUR.||Reproduces full surround effects with only two front speakers using Sony’s virtual signal processing technology.|
|MUSIC||Audio Enhancer||ENHANCER||Reproduces a clear enhanced sound from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3 and other compressed audio formats.|
|Headphone(2ch)||HP 2CH||There is no button to select [Headphone(2ch)]. This mode is selected automatically if you use headphones (Other sound fields cannot be selected). Plays back 2-channel audio signals without adding any surround effect. Sound from monaural and multi-channel audio signals are output after being converted into a 2-channel signal.|
* You can also use FRONT SURROUND on the remote control.
- Depending on the audio format, if you select [Direct] and play a 5.1ch source when surround speakers and two surround back speakers are connected, the same audio as that from surround speakers will be output from surround back speakers, similar to that of a 7.1ch surround system. The sound level of surround and surround back speakers are adjusted automatically for optimum balance.
- Dolby Atmos is decoded as Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus when a sound field other than [Multi Ch Stereo], [A.F.D.] (Auto Format Decoding), or [Dolby Surround] is selected.