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PXI-H990 PC Software Installation Manual Version 1.2 or later R * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. * “DTS”, “DTS-ES”, and “Neo:6” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. * Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States. * The names of all other products or companies, etc., appearing in this manual are general trademarks or registered trademarks.

Contents P26-27 Crossover P28-29 Time Correction P30-33 Equalizer P35 Road-EQ P19-21 Saving and deleting customer information P24-25 Saving and deleting sound setup information P33-34 Media Xpander

2-EN P42-46 Preset Manager P37-41 Multi Channel Setup P41-42 Dolby Speaker Setup P36-37 DVD LevelSetup 3-EN L Overview of the PXI-H990 PC software PXI-H990 PC software (here after described as “this software”) is used to set the sound of PXI-H990 using your PC by connecting it to your PC with a USB cable. This software has two operating modes (online mode and offline mode) allowing you to setup the sound and system for best sound quality results. L System Requirements OS : Microsoft Windows 2000 or later (Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition/XP Professional) Mac OS is not supported. CPU : Pentium II 400 MHz or better RAM : Memory 256 MB or more HDD free space : 20 MB or more Display : SVGA (800 ⋅ 600 pixels) or better resolution (32,000 colors or more) Disc drive : CD-ROM drive Terminal USB standard equipment : Supports USB1.1 or later. 5 pin mini B USB connector type (male)-

A type (male). Others : Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later 5 pin mini B type (male)-A type (male)

Macromedia Flash Player 5 or later (used for Help file display) L Indemnity Although we have confirmed error-free operation, Alpine cannot be hold liable for any damage resulting from the use of this software. Warning If you use a vehicle battery charger during the setup process, make sure to turn it off unless both cables are connected to the battery. If your PC is connected to a power supply cable as well, the PC will be damaged, if the vehicle battery charger is not turned off before disconnecting. 4-EN Before Installing Install this software on your computer before connecting the PXI-H990. If this software is installed while connected to the PXI-H990, a malfunction could occur. How to Install this software CAUTION When using Windows 2000/Windows XP, log on with the administrator’s account, and start installing. 1 Before installing, quit all applications running on your PC. 2 Insert the supplied installation CD-ROM into the disc drive of your computer. CAUTION Your PC must be equipped with Windows 2000 or later and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later. 3 The installation starts, and the opening screen is displayed. Microsoft Internet Explorer starts automatically. It may take a few seconds to start, depending on your computer. CAUTION If the opening screen does not appear automatically, double-click “index.html” in the CD-ROM file on your desktop. 4 Select “ENGLISH” on the opening screen. Select Continued 5-EN 5 Read and confirm “Terms & Conditions”, and click on “ACCEPT” if you agree. Click 6 Read and confirm “Considerations on using online/offline”, and scroll to the bottom of the screen, then click on “INSTALL”. Click to start installation 6-EN 7 Double-click on “setup.exe” on the “Files Currently on the CD” screen. Double-click The “Welcome to the PXI-H990 Setup Wizard” screen is displayed. 8 Click “Next” on the “Welcome to the PXI-H990 Setup Wizard” screen. Click

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9 Select the folder to install this software on the “Select Installation Folder” screen, and click “Next”. Click 10 Click “Next” on the “Confirm Installation” screen. Click 8-EN 11 Click “Close” on the “Installation Complete” screen after the installation is successfully completed. Click The PXI-H990 icon is displayed on the desktop. L Reinstalling this software If you need to reinstall this software for any reason, click “Remove PXI H990” on the “Welcome to the PXI H990 Setup Wizard” screen, then click “Finish” to remove the current installation. Then, follow the onscreen messages to reinstall this software from the beginning. Click L Uninstalling this software To uninstall the software, go to - Control Panel - “Add or Remove Programs” (in Windows XP), or “Add or Remove Applications” (in Windows 2000). 9-EN Preparing connections for the PXI-H990 and your PC Connecting the PXI-H990 and your PC 1 Turn on the PXI-H990. CAUTION Be sure to turn on the PXI-H990 before connecting to your PC. 2 Start up your PC. 3 Connect the PXI-H990 to your PC with a USB cable (available separately). CAUTION Use a five pin mini B type (male) - A type (male) USB cable to connect PXI-H990 to your PC. Use a USB extension cable (3m or shorter recommended) when the PXI-H990 is located far from the PC. 3m or shorter 10-EN Connecting the PXI-H990 to your PC for the first time When you connect the PXI-H990 to your PC with the USB cable for the first time, you must install the USB driver. CAUTION In Windows 2000/Windows XP, the “Found New Hardware Wizard” may start when the PXI-H990 is connected to your PC for the first time after this software is installed. In this case, install the USB driver as follows. When using Windows 2000/Windows XP, log on with the administrator’s account, and start installing. * Following images are start-up screens of windows 2000. 1. Click “Next”. Click 2. Check “Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)”, and click “Next”. Check Click 3. Check “CD-ROM drives”, and click “Next”. Check Click 4. Click “Next”. Click 5. Click “Finish”. • If “Found New Hardware Wizard” does not start,

the connection is complete. Click 11-EN

L Connecting two-PXI-H990s Connect the PXI-H990 with “Front Speaker” setup to your PC, when two-PXI-H990s are con nected. Note that this software will not work if connected to the PXI-H990 with “Rear Speaker” setup. See the PXI-H990 owner’s manual (page 9) for Front/Rear settings and connections of two-PXI-H990s. “Front Speaker” Setup Considerations for usage 1 Sound settings in DEFEAT ON status Set the status to DEFEAT OFF using DVI-9990 before starting this software to adjust the settings. Note that if you start this software in DEFEAT ON status, it automatically changes to DEFEAT OFF. 2 Restrictions for online mode Never turn the ACC OFF or unplug (or plug in) the USB cable while you are using this software in online mode. Otherwise, your PC may freeze and require restarting. 3 Restrictions on AUTO TCR operations When you operate AUTO TCR, do not perform any head unit operations until the AUTO TCR termi nation message is displayed. Be sure to terminate this software, when restarting the PXI-H990 (ACC OFF/ON) after the AUTO TCR operation has stopped. If you turn ACC OFF before terminating this software, your PC may freeze and require restarting. The AUTO TCR setting may not complete, and an error (ERR) may be displayed, if there is too much reflected sound in the car, or if the microphone and the speakers are too far apart in a large car. In this case, adjust the setting manually. See the PXI-H990 owner’s manual for manual setting. 4 Others • Be sure to read the PXI-H990 owner’s manual beforehand to confirm correct operation procedures. • Do not use this software or connect to your PC when the temperature in a car is extremely hot or cold. Wait until the temperature becomes normal, otherwise a malfunction could occur. 12-EN Functions not settable with this software You cannot set the following functions on the PXI-H990 with this software. Set these functions from the DVI-9990 or TVI-T990. See the PXI-H990 and DVI-9990 owner’s manuals for details of each function. 1) Road-EQ 2) NAVI MIX settings 3) Volume settings 4) Balance settings 5) Fader settings 6) SUBW. Level settings 7) MLP MODE settings Using the PXI-H990 PC Software CAUTION Set DEFEAT OFF on the head unit before starting this software to adjust the setting. Set DEFEAT OFF on your PC when you complete the setting of this software. L About Online Mode Sound adjustments in online mode will become effective immediately. To make the online mode available, you need to connect the PXI-H990 to your PC with a USB cable while the PXI-H990 power is turned on. 1 Double-click the PXI-H990 icon on your desktop. 2 “Startup ONLINE mode?” is displayed, and click “YES”. Click Continued 13-EN

CAUTION When online mode is started for the first time Set the communication port in “COM Port Selector”. Select the lowest port number, and click “OK”. If the PXI-H990 does not recognize the selected port “Please select other port” is displayed. In this case, click “OK”, and select the next lowest port number available in “COM Port Selector”, then click “OK”. Click Click

3 Click “Customer Registration”; the customer profile screen (18 page reference) is displayed. Click 4 Be sure to enter a four digit ID code and the customer’s first and last name into the customer profile screen. 14-EN

5 Click “Proceed to Proc.Setup”. The “System Setup” screen is displayed. L About Offline Mode Click

In offline mode, the settings you make effect only this software, not the PXI-H990. This mode allows you to make settings which are configured and saved on your PC for later use with the PXI H990, or to upload the sound settings set outside of a car to the PXI-H990 simultaneously when you connect the PXI-H990 to your PC. 1 Double-click the PXI-H990 icon on your desktop. 2 “Startup ONLINE mode?” is displayed, then click “NO”. Click 3 “Read data from file?” is displayed, then click “YES” or “NO”. Click “YES” to upload the configured/saved settings on the PXI-H990. Click “NO” to make new adjustments to your settings.

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When “YES” is clicked Make your sound settings on the basic setup screen after selecting a user profile. The file names are displayed by last name and first name. When “NO” is clicked 1. Click “Customer Registration”; the customer profile screen (18 page refer ence) is displayed. Click 2. Be sure to enter a four digit ID code and the customer’s first and last name into the customer profile screen.

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3. Click “Proceed to Proc.Setup”. The “System setup” screen is displayed. L Switching from Offline mode to Online mode Click

The settings adjusted in offline mode take effect on the PXI-H990 by turning it on (after connecting to your PC with the USB cable, and clicking the Sync button of this software). Click CAUTION Note that the current settings of the PXI-H990 are overwritten when the mode is changed from offline to online. However, the setting contents of Preset (set in this software) are not reflected on the PXI-H990. 17-EN

L About the Customer Profile Screen 1. Be sure to enter a four digit ID code and the customer’s first and last name into the cus tomer profile screen when you set a new user. 2. The customer profile screen is convenient to manage multiple users. 3. The sound settings of each user are registered, so you can manage each user’s sound settings and recall past sound settings. See page 42 for Preset details. 4. Select “Save” from the “File” menu to save the setup information of the customer profile screen. 5. When you recall saved customer data from the System setup screen, click “Open” in the “File” menu to display the registered customer name. You can select the customer name you want to recall. Click “Customer Profile” to display the customer profile screen. 18-EN

L Saving and deleting customer information Saving customer information If a customer profile is not input, sound settings cannot be saved. Be sure to input your four digit ID code, first name, and last name into the customer profile. 1 Click “Proceed to Proc.Setup”; the basic setup screen is displayed. Click 2 Select “Save” from the pull-down menu of the basic setup screen. Select CAUTION All previously set data will be overwritten for that ID code. Continued 19-EN

Deleting a customer information 1 Click “Proceed to Proc.Setup”; the basic setup screen is displayed. 2 Select “Delete” from the pull-down menu of the basic setup screen. Select3 “Delete Data” is displayed. 20-EN Click

4 Double-click on the customer profile that you want to delete. Double-click 5 “Delete selected data. OK?” is displayed; click “YES”. CAUTION Customer profiles can not be deleted during sound setup. Click Sound Setup First, select the system for the sound setting. L Selecting the System 1 Click “System Select”. Click 2 Select the system that is installed in the car. Continued 21-EN CAUTION 1) To prevent speaker damage, make sure the selected system and speaker connections are correct (see the installation manual). Be sure to check the speaker connections before selecting the system. 2) Be sure to select one of the systems (1 to 4). There will be no sound if no system is selected or the sound setting is incomplete. 3) When two PXI-H990s are connected and set, only “System4” can be selected. When only one PXI-H990 is connected and set, “System4” cannot be selected. L Selecting speakers Select speakers from the selected System according to the installation position of the speakers. The mark indicates a speaker is turned on. CAUTION In the following cases, there may be no sound depending on the sound source, even if the speaker is turned on. • Case 1 When the source, such as MLP Lossless 2.0ch without LFE (Low Frequency Element), is reproduced, and the front speaker is set to “LARGE” (in Dolby Speaker Setup), no sound is emitted from the Subwoofer. Moreover, even if the PCM MODE is set to 3ch, no sound is emitted from the center speaker. MLP Lossless reproduces an MLP Lossless source in the same way as LPCM when the setting of MLP MODE is set to “OPTIONAL” on the head unit. The subwoofer and center speaker output is generated as normal stereo. • Case 2 When the speaker is turned off in Dolby Speaker Setup, if the multi-channel format source of the Dolby, Inc. and DTS, Inc. is reproduced, no sound is emitted from the speaker. L Explanation of the basic setup screen

1. Defeat 2. Crossover 3. Time Correction 4. Equalizer 5. Road-EQ 6. Media Xpander 7. DVD LevelSetup 8. System Select 10. I/O Status 11. Preset Manager 12. Reset 13. Multi Channel Setup 14. Dolby Speaker Setup 9. Speaker/Position

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1. Defeat When the Defeat is set to ON, Time Correction (TCR), Equalizer, Road EQ, and Media Xpander (MX) are turned off. * Crossover is excluded. * Turn off DEFEAT to adjust the settings of these four functions. 2. Crossover This function distributes each frequency (bass, middle, and treble) of each channel according to the characteristic of the speaker used. 3. Time Correction (TCR) This function compensates for the difference in arrival time of the sounds due to the distance of each speaker to the listening position in the car. 4. Equalizer Two types of equalizer – Graphic (G.EQ) and Parametric (P.EQ) - are installed, for adjusting the sound as necessary. 5. Road-EQ The Road-EQ (REAL-TIME OPTIMIZED ADAPTIVE DRIVING EQ) function adjusts the EQ characteristics automatically in real-time, according to the amount of road noise, maintaining sound quality in all driving conditions. 6. MediaXpander (MX)TM This function emphasizes the sound of vocals/instruments, depending on the music source, such as radio (excluding AM), CD, DVD, video and MP3, so that music can be reproduced clearly. Media Xpander automatically switches over to the preset program when the music source of the head unit changes. 7. DVD LevelSetup This function balances the volume differences by setting output levels for each mode of DOLBY DIGITAL, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTSNeo:6, and PCM. Pull-down Menu 8. System Select The installation position of the speakers can be selected, according to the surround system input (2ch stereo, 6.1ch surround, etc.). Confirm the frequency response of the speakers used, before adjusting the speaker settings. 9. Speaker This button selects the presence of the speakers according to the speaker configuration used. The icon indicates that the speaker is turned on. 10. I/O Status This function displays the current starting mode and enables switching between online and offline mode. The communication status between PXI-H990 and your PC (except Port Close) is displayed when the starting mode is online. “Port Close” is displayed when the mode is offline. The OFFLINE button is available in online mode while the SYNC button is available in offline mode. You can switch the mode by clicking these buttons. 11. Preset Manager Memorizes adjustments and settings, which can be recalled as necessary. Up to 6 presets of your favorite settings can be stored. 12. Reset Deletes all memory contents in Preset 1-6. 13. Multi-Channel Setup Setup for a multi-channel system. 14. Dolby Speaker Setup Speaker Size Selection. Select “LARGE”, “SMALL” or “OFF” for front, rear, center and rear center, according to the diameter of the speaker used. For the subwoofer, only “ON” or “OFF” can be selected.

1. File 2. Option 3. View 4. Help * Select “File” of the pull-down menu to open, save and delete setup infor mation. * Click “Personal Data” from “Option” of the pull-down menu to display the

customer profile screen. 23-EN

L Saving and deleting sound setup information Saving sound setup information If no customer profile is input, sound settings cannot be saved. Be sure to input a four digit ID code, first name, and last name in your customer profile. 1 Select “Save” under “File” of the pull-down menu of the basic setup screen. Click CAUTION All previously set data will be overwritten for that ID code. Quiting the software without saving the setup information 1. “Save data before exit this software?” is displayed. The message notifying that the setup information is not saved is displayed. 2. Click “YES” to save the setup information. Click “NO” not to save the setup the information. 24-EN Deleting sound setup information 1 Select “Delete” under “File” of the pull-down menu of the basic setup screen. Select 2 “Delete Data” is displayed. 3 Double-click the customer profile for the sound setup information you want to delete. Double-click 4 “Delete selected data. OK?” is displayed; click “YES”. CAUTION

Click The sound setup information cannot be deleted during setup. 25-EN

L Crossover Setting Group/Ungroup Phase L ch/R ch Select Button Explanation of Crossover screen L Button Speaker Name Show All Curves Adjustment Box Reset Print

Sound can be output from Channels 1 to 8 in the System Select screen (excluding channels set to off). Adjustment of Channel, HP Frequency, LP Frequency, SLOPE, and LEVEL. Speaker Name Select the speaker name to switch the channel (speaker) you want to set. Show All Curves Crossover curves of all the channels are displayed. Group/Ungroup Group: With one operation the L/R channels can be set to the same value. When the L Channel is set after clicking “GROUP”, the same setting will be applied to the R Channel. Ungroup: The L/R channels can be set separately. Select either Lch or Rch and adjust. L Button The L button is adjustable directly by using the mouse. Print Print settings. Reset Reset the content under the adjustment to initial values. Phase Switch between 0° (NORMAL)/180° (REVERSE) Select the desired phase for your best sounds. Adjustment Box The arrow keys on the keyboard can be used to make adjustments after clicking the adjustment box. 26-EN How to Setup 1. Select and click the channel you want to set. 2. Drag the L button of the Crossover curves of the selected Channel to adjust the Crossover settings. Press GROUP to apply the same setting to both L/R Channels. “Copy from Left or Right?” is displayed. Click right or left to make the setting. Start Over 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure?” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The data is cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. Tips To output sound from a rear center speaker when playing a disk without a rear center output sound signal 1. Set “R.Center” to “LARGE” or “SMALL” in Dolby Speaker Setup. 2. Set “Rear Fill” of “Multi Channel Setup” to "ON". 3. Click “3ch (W Center)” of “PCM Mode Select”. 4. Click “REAR CENTER” in Speaker Select to display . 27-EN

L Time Correction (TCR) L+R ON/OFF Group/Ungroup Auto Time Correction Group/Ungroup

In Channels 1 to 8 (excluding channels set to off), the delay time between the listening position and each speakers can be adjusted. There are two ways to adjust: Auto Time Correction (AUTO TCR) and Manual Time Correction. In Auto Time Correction, the optimum time correction is performed after measurement and analysis are automatically executed with the supplied measuring microphone. L+R ON/OFF button ON: with one operation, the L/R channels can be set to the same value by selecting “Copy from Left or Right?” Group/Ungroup Group: the setting of each channel can be adjusted simultaneously. The values can be changed, while maintaining the time difference between the channels, once set. Ungroup: each channel can be set separately. Auto Time Correction (AUTO TCR) By clicking this button, measurement and analysis are automatically executed by the connected measuring microphone, and the Time Correction (TCR) is performed automatically. In this case, mount the microphone near to the listening position(s). CAUTION • Preparations must be made before performing the automatic adjustment procedure (Refer to the Owner’s Manual, page 12). • With the automatic adjustments, the average delay time within the speakers’ playable frequency range is measured. Measurements may not be possible when using special speakers or in special playback environments. If this is the case, perform the adjustments manually. • The Auto Time Correction cannot be performed if the supplied microphone is not connected. • Before performing automatic adjustment, set the head unit to TUNER mode. 28-EN Auto Time Correction (AUTO TCR) restrictions When you operate AUTO TCR with this software, you should not conduct head unit operations until the AUTO TCR termination message is displayed by this software. Terminate this software to restart (ACC OFF/ ON) the PXI-H990 after the AUTO TCR operation is completed. If you turn ACC OFF before terminating this software, your PC may freeze and require restarting. The AUTO TCR setting may not finish, and an error (ERR) may be displayed for some cars (when there is a lot of reflected sound in the car, or when the microphone and the speakers are far apart in a large car). In this case, adjust the setting manually. Manual Adjustment Move the slider of each channel to make the Time Correction (TCR). CAUTION When the channel is set to OFF in System Select, the slider is not displayed and the channel cannot be adjusted. See the owner’s manual for PXI-H990 for detailed settings. Click “Group” to change the position of sound images after each speaker’s frequency is balanced. You can adjust while maintaining the balance of each speaker’s current frequency. Start Over 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The settings are cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. 29-EN

L Setting the Equalizer G.EQ/P.EQ (Alternative) Mouse Trace Graphic Equalizer (G.EQ) Speaker Name (Channel) Enable Cursors Show All Curves

Allows for (31-band) EQ adjustment of the front, rear, and center speakers, and 10-band adjustment for the subwoofer (excluding channels set to off). Parametric Equalizer (P.EQ) Performs spot correction of peaks and dips that cannot be covered with the graphic equalizer. With the parametric equalizer, precise adjustment of a target band is possible, since the center frequency, Q (bandwidth), and level can be adjusted individually. Mouse Trace Valid only for the graphic equalizer (G.EQ). When the Mouse Trace is set to ON, you can set the desired curve visually by dragging the curve. Speaker Name Select the channel you want to adjust. Show All Curves EQ characteristics of all channels are displayed. Enable Cursors The L button enables EQ setting directly on the graph using the mouse. Drag L (displayed on the graph) to make your desired settings. 30-EN

How to setup G.EQ (Graphic Equalizer) Group/Ungroup Mouse Trace L Button Speaker Name (Channel) Enable Cursors Adjustment Box Level Control Knob

1. Select a channel from the Speaker Name selection. 2. Click Enable Cursors, and drag the L button on the curve to adjust. Or, adjust the waves of each band by using the level control sliders at the bottom of the screen (The waves can be adjusted by using the adjustment box of Channel and Band Frequency at the right side of the screen). If you want to set L/R Channels the same way, click “Group” and select either right or left. CAUTION When all frequencies are adjusted simultaneously by the Mouse Trace operation, it takes time for the setting to complete because the adjustment is transmitted to the PXI-H990. Continued 31-EN

P.EQ (Parametric Equalizer) Group/Ungroup Speaker Name (Channel) Adjustment Box Adjustment Box L Button

1. Select the channel to be adjusted from the Speaker Name selection. 2. Click Enable Cursors, and drag the L button on the waves of the channel to adjust (The waves can be adjusted by using the adjustment box of Band, Q Factor on the left side of the screen, and Channel, Band Frequency on the right side of screen). If you want to set L/R Channels in the same way, click “Group” and select either right or left. CAUTION • Check the frequency response of the connected speakers before adjusting the equalizer. When the reproduction frequency of a speaker is “55Hz~30Hz”, the level adjustment of 40Hz and 20Hz may be ineffective. • Discs recorded at a 32kHz sampling frequency from MP3 and WMA do not correct the frequency of 16kHz or more. 32-EN

Start Over 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure?” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The settings are cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. L Setting Media Xpander (MX) What is Media Xpander (MX)? Adjustment Box

MX adds information that was lost at the time of compression. This results in a well-balanced sound close to the original (e.g., MP3 and WMA or MD and MDLP forms). The Harmonics control can be used to reintroduce low frequencies lost in the compression process, guaranteeing a consis tently vibrant sound in your car. As for DVD, vivid sound and images are reproduced in powerful expressions and rich music. 33-EN

How to setup The MX level can be adjusted for each media. Adjustment Level: MX1 (min) to MX5 (max) To setup from the beginning 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure?” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The settings are cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. 34-EN L Using Road-EQ Road-EQ What is Road EQ (REAL-TIME OPTIMIZED ADAPTIVE DRIVING EQ)? The sound signal and car noise are recorded with the microphone, and the differences between the original audio signal and the recorded noise are diminished. The output signal is corrected for each frequency and the car noise is compensated by comparing the signal after diminishing the difference. Natural equalization in real-time is achieved. As a result, noise is compensated for while the car is running and a comfortable, natural, and powerful sound is reproduced. In this software, only the ON/OFF mode of Road EQ is available. Set the Road-EQ to “ON” when: • you ride with the top down in a convertible. • you drive on a road with many tunnels. • you drive with open windows. • you drive at high-speed. • you drive on rough roads that generate noise in the car. 35-EN

L DVD Level Setup What is DVD Level Setup ? Level Adjustment

If you watch a source with a different dynamic range, you may feel that the volume is not equal when you change the source. Function to reduce volume differences when changing the source. Dolby Digital Dolby Digital: Digital audio compression technology developed by the Dolby Laboratories, Inc. It conforms to every audio signal from mono (1 channel) to 5.1-channel surround sound. Its distin guishing feature is that the signal for each channel is completely separate, maintaining high sound quality. Dolby Pro Logic II Translates a 2-channel source into 5-channel sound in full bandwidth. An advanced, high-quality matrix surround decoder extracts spatial characteristics of the original recording, without coloring the sound. DTS A home-use, digital format, high-quality surround system, developed by Digital Theater Systems, Inc., for movie theaters. The system boasts six separate sound tracks, capable of authentic repro duction of sound typical of movie theaters. DTS: Digital Theater Systems, Inc. DTS Neo:6 Translates a 2-channel source into 6-channel sound in full bandwidth. Enables reproduction of a natural sound field, close to the original source. PCM Recording method used for music CDs. By setting PCM output, you can enjoy 2-channel record ings in Dolby Pro Logic II surround (by performing Pro Logic processing), or you can set the output to play discs recorded in Linear PCM as 2-channel or 3-channel. 36-EN How to Operate The level is adjusted according to the differences in output levels of each mode. Adjustment level: -10dB ~ +10dB CAUTION • Sound distortion may occur, depending upon the mode when the volume is increased. • Note that speaker damage may result if a peak volume occurs during playback after replacing the disc when level is set to +10dB etc., for a sound source with a wide dynamic range (Dolby Digital and DTS). Start Over 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure?” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The settings are cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. L Multi Channel Setup Output Level Bi-Phantom Bass Split

Rear Mix Listening Mode Rear Fill 6.1ch Mode PCM Mode Select 37-EN

About Bi-Phantom Bi-Phantom features: The Bi-Phantom function creates a virtual center speaker. In this mode, on/off of Bi-Phantom and level setting can be performed. This function regards the setting valid only in the following conditions. Only when “DOLBY PLII MOVIE” or “Neo:6 CINEMA” are selected for the setting of PCM output, or when the software which is recorded in Dolby Digital, and the center channel of DTS is played back, this function is effective. Bi-Phantom setting: Bi-Phantom Level can be set between -5dB to +5dB (in ±1dB steps). The default settings are Bi Phantom: OFF; Level: 0dB. Bass Management Generally, the center speaker of an in-vehicle audio system is a small diameter type, for which it is difficult to reproduce the low-frequency range. Bass Split enables such low frequencies to be heard in the center sound field by splitting them into both left and right speakers. This mode turns Bass Split on and off. You can also adjust the crossover frequency. The default settings are Bass Split: Off; Frequency: 315Hz. About Rear Mix Rear Mix features: REAR MIX combines the sound of the rear speakers with those of the front (low range). This function is invalid when Rear Fill is on. In this mode, you can set Rear Mix on or off. Rear Mix setting: Rear Mix level can be set between -6dB to +6dB (in ±3dB steps). The default setting are Rear Mix: Off; Level: 0dB. 38-EN About Listening Modes Listening Mode features: • Either STANDARD or MAXIMUM (dynamic range compression canceled) mode can be set. The default setting is STANDARD. • Adjusts the Dolby Digital and DTS dynamic (compression) range. This function is valid only when the input signal is Dolby Digital or DTS. The Listening Mode can be switched in this mode. STANDARD: Standard dynamic range compression, recorded in Dolby Digital and DTS software. MAXIMUM: No compression applied for full dynamic range. About Rear Fill Rear Fill features: Rear Fill is a function to output the front channel signal from the rear speakers. This function is valid only for audio sources without rear channel signals. Rear Fill setting: Rear Fill can be set to on or off. The default setting is Rear Fill: On. About 6.1ch Mode Generates rear center channel signals from both rear speakers. Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a technology that creates full-bandwidth output in programs from 5.1 channels to 6 channels. Using a matrix decoder, 3 surround channels are extracted from the signals that are recorded on the 2 channels of the program. Use this function with Dolby Digital surround EX movie soundtracks to bring out optimum effects in the Dolby Digital EX playback mode. DTS-ES: DTS-ES is a technology that reproduces 6.1 channel surround sound. DTS-ES has 2 modes, “Discrete”, in which the sound of 6.1 channels is all recorded independently, and “Matrix”, in which 6.1 channels is created from the sound of 5.1 channels. These modes are switched automati cally corresponding to the number of recording channels. 39-EN About Output Level Lets you to set the Speaker Output Level of each channel. When (Start) is pressed, a test signal is output for setting the desired balance between speakers. While the start button is dis played, other buttons are inoperable. To cancel, click “Stop”. Select Channel Click CAUTION Output level is reflected only when the format offered from DTS, Inc. or Dolby Laboratories, Inc. is reproduced, not when a usual CD is played back. About PCM Mode Select You can select your desired mode from the PCM sound source: • PCM ST (standard): 2ch output (L/R) • PCM 3ch: 3ch output (L/R/Center) • Dolby PLII MOVIE: Suitable for stereo TV, or movie programs encoded in Dolby sound. • Dolby PLII MUSIC: Used in all stereo recordings - wide and deep sound field. • DTS Neo:6 MUSIC: Decodes PCM sound for three-dimensional, 6-channel-like sound field - ideal for playing music. • DTS Neo:6 CINEMA: Decode PCM sound source to three-dimensional, 6 channel-like sound field - ideal for movies. • The vocal position between the center speaker and the L/R speaker can be optimized in Music mode of Dolby PLII. • Dimension Control: The sound field can be adjusted towards the front or towards the back in Music mode of Dolby PLII. If the hollow effect is too weak or too strong, then an optimum balance is achieved from all speakers. • Panorama Mode: The stereo image of the front channels expands to the surround speakers in Music mode of Dolby PLII. This creates a stimulating “enveloping” effect with the acoustic image on the sides. • CGAIN: The sound level of the center speaker in Music mode of DTS Neo:6 can be adjusted. 40-EN Start Over 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure?” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The settings are cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. L Dolby Speaker Setup Cut-Off frequency For setting the output according to the frequency range of the center, front, rear, subwoofer, and rear center speakers. • If the front, rear, center, and rear center speakers are capable of reproducing low frequencies, set to “LARGE”, otherwise set to “SMALL”. If no speakers are connected, set to “OFF”. • In the “SMALL” setting, low frequencies can be adjusted with the Cut-Off setting. • The subwoofer can be set only to “ON” or “OFF”. The default settings are;

Front, rear and center: LARGE Rear center: OFF Subwoofer: ON Cut-Off: 80Hz CAUTION No sound may be emitted from the speakers depending on the playback source, even if the speaker is active. 41-EN

Start Over 1. Click “Reset”. 2. “Are you sure?” is displayed; click “YES”. Click The settings are cleared, and you can start the setup from the beginning. L About Preset Manager Preset Button Reset Button • Up to six presets can be stored in PXI-H990 (Stored information can be recalled from the head unit. See the owner’s manual of PXI-H990 for details). • The data stored in PXI-H990 can be recalled by this software. • Up to six presets can be stored in your PC for one ID code (See page 18 for ID code). 42-EN 1. Recalling Preset memory To recall the Preset memory, click the desired Preset button and click “Recall”. Click • Using in online mode: The setting data stored in PXI-H990 is recalled. • Using in offline mode: The setting data stored in your PC on this software is recalled. 2. Storing the data in Preset memory To store in Preset memory, click the desired Preset button and click “Store”. Click • Using in online mode: Current setting data is stored in PXI-H990. • Using in off-line mode: Current setting data is stored on your PC. 3. Initializing Preset memory To delete all contents memorized in Preset, click “Reset”. CAUTION 1) The current setting and the Preset memory data are reflected in your PC if this software is started in online mode. 2) Only the current setting on your PC is reflected in PXI-H990 when offline mode is changed to online mode. The content of Preset memory on your PC is not reflected in PXI-H990 (data is reflected in neither PXI-H990 nor your PC when online mode is changed to offline mode). 3) When the setting data saved in your PC is read (page 43), only a current setting value of the read data is reflected in PXI-H990, but the content of Preset memory is not reflected in PXI-H990. To reflect the content of Preset memory in PXI-H990, see Example Using Preset Memory – case 2 on page 45. 43-EN Example of using preset memory Case 1 (When you recall/store preset memory of PXI-H990.) 1. When the PXI-H990 is turned on, connect it to your PC with the USB cable, and start this software in online mode (See page 13). Preset data of PXI-H990 is shown on your PC screen. 2. Click the preset number button that has the setup information you want to upload to PXI-H990, and click “Store” to upload the current setup information to a preset memory of the PXI-H990. Store

For example, if preset button 1 is clicked and “Store” is clicked, current setup information is uploaded to preset 1 of the PXI-H990.

Information set with this software is reflected and stored in preset memory of PXI-H990. 3. Click the preset number button that you want to recall of the setup information, and click “Recall” to recall preset data of PXI-H990. Recall

For example, if preset button 3 is clicked and “Recall” is clicked, preset data of preset 3 of PXI H990 is recalled.

Information set to PXI-H990 is reflected in the preset memory of this software on your PC. 44-EN Case 2 (When you upload preset data information stored in your PC to PXI-H990.) 1. Start this software on the computer in offline mode. Select “Open” from the file of the pull-down menu of the basic setup screen. Select the desired setup information. Reading the preset data 2. Click the preset number button that has the setup information you want to upload to the PXI-H990, and click “Recall”. 3. Click “Sync” to change to online mode (See page 17). Click “Sync” to change to online mode. Recall For example, click preset button 4, and click “Recall”. The selected preset data is the reflected in present data of PXI-H990 by changing to online mode. Continued 45-EN 4. Click the preset button that you want to upload, and click “Store”. Store For example, if preset button 4 is clicked, and “Store” is clicked, the preset data is stored in PXI-H990. The setup information (preset data being stored in your PC) recalled according to procedure 2 is stored in the preset memory of PXI-H990. 5. To store preset data of other numbers stored in your PC to the preset memory of PXI-H990, change to off-line mode again and repeat procedures 2-4. 46-EN MEMO


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