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I have a new Pioneer Elite vsx21-thx receiver. The first step to setup is to run mcacc. I hear no test tones and the receiver shuts down giving an "ambient noise" error, although I don't hear much of anything. I have shut down the tv, shut off lights, etc. Because I can't run mcacc, I can't get any further. Help?

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SOURCE: MCACC Light Blinking and reveiver

If you hold ENTER + VIDEO 2 for 2 or 3 seconds it should work ... not a factory reset so proceed at own caution!!!

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SOURCE: R.E. pioneer elite rcvr, vsx-47tx.

Hi Pual -

You can get a copy of the VSX-47TX manual here for free. Your remote has a built in microphone, so as long as you have that, you should be all set.

Page 10 begins the Set Up, it details connections for speakers, inputs, etc. and should be followed. Next, page 13 details the "Auto Surround Set Up". It is comprehensive and since it is free, there's no reason to paste it here when you can freely download it via the link I provided.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Posted on Apr 15, 2011

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Auto MCACC Screen Appearing


It would appear the unit thinks your McAAC microphone is inserted. Is it?

Automatically setting up for surround

sound (Auto MCACC)

The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account

ambient noise, speaker size and distance, and tests for both channel delay and channel level. After you have set

up the microphone provided with your system, the receiver uses the information from a series of test tones

to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your particular room.

Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a source on page 11.

Important

• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.

• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.

• Before using the Auto MCACC Setup, the headphones should be disconnected and the iPod

USB, XM or SIRIUS Radio function should not be selected as an input source.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC

jack on the front panel.

Place the microphone so that it's about ear level at your normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make

sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

The Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.1

Note

1 • You can't use the System Setup menu in either the main or sub zone when the iPod USB, XM or SIRIUS Radio input source is selected. When you set ZONE 2 to ON (page 61), you can't use the System Setup menu.
• If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup, or leave an error message

etc.

It's all in the manual.

Some background on the process...

http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/42/98/tech/AVAmplifierReceiver/AF_MCACC.html

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My pioneer VSX-1016 shuts itself off during loud portions of a movie. I have checked the speaker wiring and have clean connections. Any other ideas?


Yes, evaluate the load presented to its amplifiers by the speakers. If you have any speakers running parallel on the amps instead of one per amp channel you could be experiencing temporary unacceptable drops in impedance.

and

From page 57 in the manual...

• Turn down the volume.

• Lower the 40 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 34.

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Other then that you might have a issue with the unit if all other signals are working on the monitor.. Ruling out this will be hard if you do not have another monitor to test it on. I would be conducting a test on other output monitors and see if you get any results.

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