Inputs and Outputs Notes
On-Screen Display (OSD): An OSD
can be displayed on your television for easy system setup. The OSD can be sent
through the S-video or composite video monitor output, but is not sent through
the component video output of the receiver. The joystick/enter button on the
remote makes display navigation and setting adjustment simple and convenient.
Component Video Switching: In
addition to composite and S-Video switching, this unit can switch between high
resolution component video sources. There are 3 component video inputs and 1
component video output; each input and output has jacks labeled "Y", "Pb" and
"Pr". The component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 50MHz.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier
Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for
accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better
delivery of power peaks.
(DACs): To decode and playback high-resolution recordings, this
receiver is equipped with two 192kHz/24-bit DACs, plus two 96kHz/24-bit DACs.
Automatic Speaker Setup: With
the supplied speaker setup microphone, the Automatic Speaker Setup function can
measure the test tone output by each speaker and automatically determine the
number of speakers connected, their sizes, and the distance from each speaker to
the listening position. The supplied microphone is approximately 2" in diameter,
3/4" tall, and has a 20' cable that plugs into the front of the receiver. If you
wish to setup the speakers manually, you can follow the procedure for Speaker
Double Bass: You can enhance
the bass output by activating the Double Bass function. This function allows you
to feed bass frequencies to the front left and right channels and to the
subwoofer. Double Bass can be set only when the subwoofer is set to "on", and
the front speakers are set to "large."
Adjustable Crossover: This
receiver has a built-in crossover for the speaker system. This setting is
available when you tell the receiver that there is a subwoofer being used, or
when you set your front speakers to "Small". The frequencies that you can choose
from are: 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, and 150 Hz.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The
TX-SR602 has 6 assignable digital inputs (4 optical/2 coaxial) allowing you to
indicate to the unit which input source is connected to which digital input
The receiver is equipped with a 5.1 multi-channel input for compatibility with
external decoders or high resolution audio players such as DVD-Audio or SACD.
The input consists of left front, right front, center, left surround, right
surround, and subwoofer RCA inputs.
Direct Mode: This mode delivers
pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration. The sound
recorded for the right and left front channels is output to the right and left
front speakers only and not output to the subwoofer.
Listening Modes: This
receiver incorporates a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum
enjoyment from your audio and video software. The listening modes include:
- T-D (Theater-Dimensional)
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital EX
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx
- Dolby Pro Logic II
- DTS Neo:6
- DTS 96/24
- Onkyo Original DSP Modes
- TV Logic
- Mono Movie
- All Ch Stereo
- Full Mono
Front Effect: Some
live recordings contain acoustic reverberation. When you play these sources,
more reverberation will be applied by the DSP, creating too much reverb effects
and the sound loses frame or presence. In this case, set this setting to "Off"
so that no reverberation from the DSP will be applied to the sound output from
the three front channels. With this setting, the sound source is played as it is
without any further reverberation.
Reverb Level: This
setting allows you to adjust the depth of acoustic reverberation to match the
playback source material and the acoustics of your room. The reverb level may be
set to Low, Mid, or High.
Reverb Time: You can adjust the
reverb time to match the source being played back and the acoustics of the room.
You can select a setting of Short, Mid, or Long.
This feature spreads out the sound from the front speakers for the feeling of a
wide sound space. This can be turned on or off.
Level: This setting adjusts the level of the virtual surround signal. This
can be set from -3 to +3 decibels. Lowering this setting can improve the sound
when the definition is unclear or when the sound feels unnatural.
Dialog Enhance: If
the dialog from the center channel is difficult to hear in the
Theater-Dimensional mode, you can use this setting to improve the clarity.
"Late Night" Feature: The "Late
Night" feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings that have
been encoded with dynamic range data. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier
to find a volume control setting that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet
and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you
to comfortably listen to Dolby Digital recordings encoded with dynamic range
data without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking
family/neighbors. The choices are: "Off", "Low", and "High".
Note: This feature only
works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature
will vary based on the individual software package.
The "IntelliVolume" setup function allows you set a volume correction value in
the range of -12dB to +12dB, in 1dB increments, for each source to prevent large
jumps in volume when switching from one source to another. This feature
eliminates the inconvenience of manually readjusting the volume control each
time you switch from a source with a weak signal to a source with a strong
signal and vice versa.
Volume Setup: The receiver
volume can be configured in the following ways:
- Volume Display: You can
set the receiver to display the volume level in one of two ways: Absolute or
Relative. The Absolute Volume range is Min, 1-99, Max. The Relative Volume
range is -(infinity) dB, -80dB, -80dB through +18dB. The absolute value 82
is equivalent to the relative value 0dB.
- Maximum Volume: You can
prevent the volume from being set too high by specifying a maximum level:
50-99 absolute, or -32dB to +17dB relative.
- Power On Volume: You can
specify the volume setting each time the receiver is turned on. You can
select any setting within the absolute or relative range, or "last" to use
the same level that was used when the receiver was turned off.
- Headphones Level: You can
set the headphone volume relative to the main volume. You can choose a level
between -12dB and +12dB.
Sleep Function: From the
remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90
minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute
Display Dimmer: The display
illumination includes the green alphanumeric display and a blue ring around the
volume knob. You can dim the display as follows: Normal + Volume light on,
Normal + Volume light off, Dim + Volume light off, and Dimmer + Volume light
Zone 2 Output: This feature
allows you to enjoy one source in your main listening room, while another source
plays in a remote room. Depending on how you configure the receiver, using the
dual zone feature will require an amplifier and speakers, a set of powered
speakers, or simply a set of non-powered speakers located in a remote location.
You can connect the dedicated Zone 2 stereo RCA line outputs to a
receiver/amplifier or powered speakers in a remote room while powering a
7.1-channel speaker system in the main room; the output level of the RCA line
outs is fixed, so they must be connected to an amplifier or powered speakers
equipped with a volume control. You can also connect a pair of speakers to the
receiver's dedicated Zone 2 speaker terminals, and still power a 5.1-channel
speaker system in the main room. When the Zone 2 speaker terminals are turned
on, the Surround Back speaker outputs do not work. When the Zone 2 speaker
terminals are off, the Surround Back speakers outputs work as normal. The Zone 2
speaker output volume setting can be controlled with the remote.
Multibrand/Learning Remote with Joy
Stick Button: The supplied wireless remote is a multibrand/learning remote.
The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo CD, DVD, MD, and cassette players.
In addition, the remote is pre-programmed to operate other popular brands of
equipment, including DVD players, satellite receivers, cable boxes, VCRs, and
televisions. Also, the remote can learn up to a total of 150 commands from
infrared remotes of other brands of equipment. A joystick button simplifies menu
navigation and doubles as an "enter" button.
Macros: Three macros can be
programmed to perform a sequence of actions with just one button press. Each
macro can perform up to 8 actions.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Headphone Output: This receiver
has a standard 1/4" headphone output on the front panel. The speaker outputs,
except for the Zone 2 speakers, are muted when headphones are plugged in.
Speaker Outputs: There are
color-coded binding post connectors for the left front, right front, center,
left surround, right surround, left surround back, right surround back, Zone 2
left and Zone 2 right speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because a
plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs.
IR Input: The IR input jack
allows you to control the Zone 2 output from the second room by purchasing an
optional IR remote control system and locating the remote sensor in the Zone 2
RI Remote Control Jack:
The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to
compatible Onkyo components.
12 Volt Trigger: This 1/8"
mini-jack output can be connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power
amplifier in Zone 2. When Zone 2 is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is