Inputs and Outputs Notes
System Components: The Denon S-302 DVD Home
Entertainment System consists of three main components:
the ADV-S302 DVD Player/Receiver, the DSW-S302 Powered Subwoofer, and two SC-S302 Speakers.
The system comes supplied with two 16' lengths of speaker wire with proprietary
gold-plated connectors on each end.
Noise Shaped Video (NSV): The
NSV precision video feature works in the digital domain to reduce noise in the
video signal frequency band in order to enhance video signal linearity, provide
accurate signal representations, and enhance the picture quality. Noise shaping
techniques can be combined with dynamic element matching techniques in order to
reduce the matching requirements of DAC elements by converting the analog
mismatch into and out of band noise. This approach of dynamic element matching
and noise shaping has been shown to allow the use of sigma delta modulation at
video data rates. NSV can achieve ultimate precision with 12-bit fidelity in
both digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital domains.
DVD Upconversion: The integrated DVD
player will upconvert standard 480i DVD signals to 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p
via its HDMI monitor output in order to match the resolution of your television.
Video Conversion: This function
automatically converts various formats of video signals input to the S-320 into
the format used to output the video signals from the S-320 to your TV. The
S-320's video input/output circuitry is compatible with the following types of
- Composite: can be
converted to S-video, component and HDMI
- S-Video: can be converted
to composite, component and HDMI
- Component: can be
converted to composite, S-video and HDMI
- HDMI: must be output as
Note: 1080p component video
input signals cannot be converted into other formats. 480p, 576p, 720p and
1080i component video input signals cannot be converted into S-video or
composite video format.
Progressive Mode: The Denon
S302 is equipped with a high precision Progressive Scan circuit "DCDi" allowing
it to reproduce movies and other images on DVD with a quality near that of the
original. The integrated DVD/Receiver features the following Progressive Modes
via its component video monitor output.
- Auto1: suitable for film
- Auto2: suitable for
30-fram film material playback
- Video1: suitable for video
- Video2: suitable for video
sources with little motion
- Video3: suitable for
motion-intensive video sources
Aspect Ratio Selection: You can
select the aspect ratio of the DVD video output according to the type of TV
being connected: Wide (16:9), 4:3LB (Letterbox), and 4:3PS (Pan & Scan).
Squeeze Mode: This feature
allows a 4:3 video or image to be shown in the center of a 16:9 TV screen.
TV Type: The integrated
DVD/Receiver is compatible with both NTSC and Pal video signal formats.
DVD Playback: The built-in DVD
player is compatible with DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs
(NTSC/PAL); Audio CDs, CD-R and CD-RW; MP3, WMA and JPEG files recorded on CD-R
and CD-RW discs; Kodak and Fujifilm picture discs. Some playback functions
- Repeat: Chapter, Title
(DVD); Track, Disc (CD)
- Program: Up to 20 tracks
(CD) can be programmed to play in a desired order.
- Random: Disc (CD)
- Frame-By-Frame: The
picture moves forward one frame at a time during DVD playback.
- Slow Playback: Slow motion
playback of DVD disc.
- Zoom: 1.5x, 2x, 4x (DVD)
- Resume Play: Memorizes
where disc left off when you pressed stop - DVD only
- Direct Track Access:
Search tracks directly using the number key on the supplied remote control
MP3/WMA/JPEG Playback: The
ADV-S302 can play MP3, WMA, and JPEG files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs in
ISO 9660 level 1 format. MP3 files should be recorded between 32 and 320 kbps (128 kbps
recommended), and WMA files at 64 to 160 kbps. The unit supports ID3-Tag (Ver.1
or 2) information. Discs with up to 99 files per folder or up to 999
total files and folders can be played. JPEG files up to 2048 x 1536 can be
JPEG Playback Functions: During
JPEG playback you can invert the image vertically or horizontally as well as
rotate the image 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. You can also zoom in
and out while you pan through a recorded image. In addition, JPEG images can be
played back in a slide show fashion.
AL24: Like most of Denon's home
theater receivers, the ADV-S302 uses AL24 Processing to further reduce
quantization distortion and senses the nature of the digital data being input
and interpolates the data to faithfully replicate the original analog waveform.
AL24 operates when PCM, MP3 or WMA data is input.
HDCD Decoder: This unit is
equipped with an HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) decoder which allows
20-bit data to be converted into the 16-bit data of current CDs with no loss of
sound quality. HDCD-compatible discs are automatically recognized, and playback
is optimized by Denon's digital technology to provide a superior
high-definition, low distortion sound quality.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ
is a technology that automatically corrects the tonal balance of an audio system
when the volume is changed. It is based on psychoacoustic research that better
matches to human perception than other loudness compensation that was used
before. The tonal balance is adjusted continuously with variation in both
program material and volume setting.
Personal Memory Plus: The receiver has a
personal memorization function that automatically memorizes the surround modes
and input modes selected for the different input sources. When the input source
is switched, the modes set for that source last time it was used are
automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and
playback level balance for the different output channels are memorized for each
Audio Modes: The Denon S-302
system offers the following audio modes.
- Dolby Virtual Speaker: The
ADV-S302 integrated DVD/Receiver uses Dolby Virtual Speaker technology to create a virtual surround
sound field using only two speakers for the front channels, allowing you to
experience sound as if surround speakers were actually being used. The virtual
surround speakers are accurately positioned at 105° to the left and right of the
listener. Dolby Digital and DTS multi-channel programs are played according to
the producer's intentions with sound from the center, rear left, and rear right
channels directed to the center, left, and right "virtual" speakers. Two
listening modes are available: Reference and Wide.
- Dolby Headphone: Dolby
Headphone is a 3D sound technology for achieving surround sound using regular
headphones. Dolby Headphone simulates speaker playback in a room and positions
the sound sources to the front or the sides, outside of the head, achieving a
sound similar to that of a movie theater or home theater. The Dolby Headphone
mode can be used with multi-channel sources (Dolby Digital and DTS), as well as
stereo programs. You can select Dolby Headphone or Dolby Headphone Bypass for a
normal stereo playback.
- Cinema: When the Dolby
Headphone mode is selected, analog , PCM or other 20-channel sources are
decoded in the Dolby Pro Logic II Cinema mode and transformed into
multiple channels for playback.
- Music: When the Dolby
Headphone mode is selected, analog, PCM or other 2-channel sources are
decoded in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode and transformed into
multiple channels for playback.
- Rock Arena: This mode
achieves the atmosphere of a live concert in an arena with reverberations
circling in from the sides.
- Jazz Club: This mode
achieves the atmosphere of a live convert hall with a low ceiling surrounded
by hard walls, as if the artist were playing very close to you.
- Stereo/Direct Mode: The receiver has a
Direct Mode which plays back analog input signals without DSP processing. When
turned off, the analog input signals are converted to digital to undergo DSP
D.COMP: The Dynamic Range
Compression features optimizes the system's audio settings for late-night
listening of your Dolby Digital or DTS content.
The unit has +/-10dB bass and
treble adjustments (in increments of 2dB) at 100Hz and 10kHz.
LFE: The Low Frequency Effect
function sets the level of the subwoofer which reproduces the low bass signals.
You can set the unit from -12dB to 0dB.
Channel Level: You can adjust
the channel level for the left and right speaker as well as the subwoofer from
-12dB to +12dB
Speaker Distance: To provide
you with a better sound-stage, you can set the distance of your listening
position to the right speaker, left speaker and subwoofer.
AM/FM Tuner: This
system's AM/FM tuner allows you store up to 60 AM or FM station
presets so that you always have easy access to your favorite stations without
having to tune them manually each time. A name of up to 8 characters can be
entered for each preset station.
iPod Compatibility: Using the optional
Denon ASD-1R iPod dock (033ASD1RBK or 033ASD1RWT), you can connect your iPod to
the Denon S-202 system. Folder and file names appear on the unit's display
panel. The iPod can be controlled using the buttons on the integrated
DVD/Receiver and the supplied remote control. You can also use the optional Denon
AK-P100 iPod cable to allow you to connect your iPod to this unit. Once
connected, the iPod can be controlled using the buttons on the unit or remote
control. You have access to the following features: track search, repeat play,
and shuffle play. You can also view still pictures on your iPod. Artist and
title information will appear on the unit's display.
USB Input: A mass storage
device can be connected to the front panel USB input to play JPEG, MP3, WMA,
WAV, MPEG-4 AAC and FLAC files. The S-302 is compatible with mass storage
devices in the FAT16 and FAT32 formats. When an MP3 music file includes album
art data, the album art can be displayed while playing the file. Still picture
(JPEG) files stored on USB memory devices can be played as slide shows. The time
for which each picture is displayed can be set.
Portable Aux Input: If you
don't own an iPod, you can use the front panel portable auxiliary input to play
music from your portable audio player. An optional stereo mini cable is required
to connect your portable unit to the DVD Player/Receiver.
Home Network Function: The
Denon S-302 is equipped with an Ethernet port and WiFi (WLAN) antenna that lets
you build a network environment (either hardwire or wireless). This unit offers
the following PC network functions.
- Music Server: This
function lets you play music files and playlists (MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, and
FLAC) stored on your computer (music server) connected to the S-302 via a
network. With the S-302's network audio playback function, connection to the
server is possible using on of the following technologies - Windows Media
Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10.
- Internet Radio: Internet
radio refers to radio broadcast distributed over the Internet. Internet
radio stations from around the world can be tuned in. The S-302's Internet
radio station list is created using a radio station database service
(vTuner). This database service provides a list edited and created for the
Denon S-302 system. The Denon S-302 is equipped with the following Internet
- Internet radio stations in
MP3 and WMA format can be listened to.
- Stations can be selected by
genre and region.
- Your favorite radio stations
can be registered by accessing an exclusive Denon Internet radio URL
from a Web browser on your computer. This function is managed for
individual users, so you must provide your MAC or e-mail address.
Note: A computer
with the following specifications is required to use the Network
feature: Operating Systems include Windows XP Service Pack2 or
Windows Vista, Installed Software includes .Net Framework 1.1 and
Windows Media Connect (Windows XP)/Windows Media Player ver.
Internet Browser needs to be Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or
later, a LAN port is needed along with 300 MB or more free disk
Timer Section: The units has a built-in clock with three separate timer
- Everyday: The Everyday
timer can be set to turn the power on and off at the same time every day.
- Once: The Once timer
allows you to turn the power on and off one time.
- Sleep: The Sleep timer can
be set to turn the power off after a preset amount of time. You can set the
sleep timer to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Last Function Memory: This unit
is equipped with a last function memory, which stores the input and output
setting conditions as they were immediately before the power was switched off.
Back-Up Memory: The unit is
also equipped with a back-up memory. This function provides approximately one
week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is off and the power
cord is disconnected.
Auto Power On: When the power
is off and you press the play button, the power turns on the disc plays.
Auto Power Off: This features allows the
system to power-off after 30 minutes of DVD playback stoppage.
Parental Lock: You can prevent the
playback of certain DVD content by using the system's 8-level rating system
along with a custom 4-digit password.
Display Sensor/Dimmer: When
activated, the illumination sensor can detect the amount of brightness in the
room and automatically adjust the brightness of the display. When deactivated,
you can change the brightness of the display manually from the remote control to
one of three brightness settings, or turn the display off.
Wall Paper: You can choose
between four wall papers for the unit's on-screen display - Picture, Blue, Gray,
Control: The system is controlled by the supplied RC-1072 IR wireless remote
control. In addition, the remote can control multiple brands of TVs, DBS
satellite receivers, and cable boxes. The remote has a unique design with a
streamlined top panel with frequently used buttons such as power, play, and
volume controls. Additional buttons are located on the back of the remote behind
a flip-open panel. Dimensions: L = 9.565", W = 2.045", H = 0.815".
Satellite Speakers: The
video-shielded SC-S302 satellite speakers feature two 3.15" (8 cm) cone mid-bass
driver and a 0.787" (2 cm) tweeter in an acoustic suspension enclosure. Each
speaker includes a wall-mount bracket and an easel-type table-top stand. The
wall-mount bracket has two "keyhole" slots, and mounts the speakers
approximately 5/16" from the wall. With the table-top stand attached the
speakers have the following dimensions: Width = 5.245", Height = 12.9375", Depth
= 7.555". If you prefer, the satellites can be wall or ceiling mounted using
aftermarket brackets. There are three threaded inserts (M5) on the back of the
speaker in a horizontal line, one in the center and one 1-3/16" (30mm) to each
Speaker Terminals: The supplied
speaker wires have proprietary gold-plated terminals on each end. The terminals can be
removed and placed on other speaker wires if desired. A hex wrench is
provided for loosening and tightening the set screws on the terminals.
Subwoofer: The DSW-S302
subwoofer has a side-firing 6.3" (16 cm) cone driver in a bass reflex enclosure
with a down-firing port, powered by a 100 watt amplifier. The subwoofer provides
the power for the entire system, including 50 watts to each of the satellite speakers, and AC power to the DVD
player/receiver via the supplied system cable.
Audyssey BassXT: Audyssey
BassXT is a solution to extend bass performance to lower frequencies without
increasing cabinet size, driver size or weight. BassXT actively monitors the
incoming low frequency signal and drives subwoofers to their maximum capability
at all volumes, thereby producing deep bass at all volume levels. This allows
the subwoofer to play low bass content when it can and protects it only for the
few time when it can't. It is not like simple bass boost or tone control as the
system is fully customized for each speaker design by DSP processing and works
in real time.
and Outputs Notes
ADV-S302 DVD Player/Receiver:
- Headphone Jack: There is a
3.5mm stereo mini headphone jack on the front of this unit. When headphones are
plugged in, there is no output from the speakers..
- USB: The USB port on the
front panel enables you to connect a mass storage device and play digital
- Auxiliary Inputs: There
are four auxiliary inputs for connecting external source units:
- Auxiliary 1: This can
be used to connect an A/V device, such as a VCR, DVD player, or game
console. It includes stereo RCA audio jacks, plus composite, S-Video and
component video inputs.
- Auxiliary 2:
This can also be used to
connect an A/V device, such as a VCR, DVD player, or game console. It
includes stereo RCA audio jacks, plus composite, S-Video inputs.
- Auxiliary 3: This is an audio-only stereo RCA
- Portable: This
front-panel 3.5mm mini jack allows you to connect a portable audio
- Digital Inputs/Outputs:
The receiver has one coaxial digital inputs (Aux 2) and one Toslink optical
digital input (Aux 1) for connecting external digital audio devices
(satellite receiver, MD player, DVD or CD changer, etc). There is also a
Toslink optical digital output for connecting the unit to a CD or MD
recorder or an external surround decoder. This Toslink jack can output Dolby
Digital or DTS bitstreams or PCM (for non-copy-protected material).
- System Connector: A
D-Sub25 connector is provided to connect the DVD Player/Receiver to the
subwoofer. (The subwoofer provides power to the receiver along the system
- Video Outputs (Monitor):
For connecting a TV, the unit provides a composite video, S-Video, component
video and HDMI jack. The component video jacks can output interlaced and progressive
signals. The HDMI jack will output both video and audio signals.
Multi-channel audio signals will be downmixed to two channels for output to
your television. The HDMI jack is compatible with an optional DVI adapter
but there will be sound output to your television.
- Dock Control:
You can connect and play an iPod that
has Apple's Dock connector using the
optional Denon ASD-1R iPod dock (033ASD1RBK or 033ASD1RWT).
- iPod Connecter: You can also connect
your iPod to this unit via the optional Denon AK-P100 iPod cable (sold
- AM/FM Antenna: Connect the
included antennas to the AM (spring clip) and FM (threaded coax) terminals.
- WLAN Antenna: WLAN Antenna
input for use with supplied WLAN antenna for wireless connection to your PC.
- Ethernet: Ethernet port
that lets you build various types of network environments.
- RS232: External home
automation controllers (such as Crestron) can be interfaced through the
- Room-to-Room Remote Jacks:
The integrated DVD/Receiver has a mini-jack input for use with an optional
Denon RC-616, 617, or 618 IR re-transmitter.
The adjacent room-to-room output is for future use.
DSW-S302 Powered Subwoofer:
System Connector: A
D-Sub25 connector is provided to connect the subwoofer to the DVD
Player/Receiver. The supplied 10' system cable carries power to the DVD
Player/Receiver, and carries audio signals from the receiver to the
amplifiers built into the subwoofer.
Speaker Systems: Two
proprietary speaker terminals are provided for connecting the SC-S302