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Adjusting the Front Speaker Output Balance
2 Enter into the SEA Control Mode.
â€¢ You can enter the SEA Control Mode only while the Sound Mode appears on the display.
You can adjust the output balance of left front speaker and right front speaker within the range of R (right) â€“6 (minimum sound level from the right speaker) to L (left) â€“6.
L/R BALANCE L R
Decreases the left front speaker output level. Decreases the right front speaker output level.
3 Adjust the SEA pattern.
1 Select one of the toneâ€”BASS or TRE (treble).
Selecting the Sound Modes
You can select one of the preset Sound Modes. 2 Adjust the level of the selected tone. â€¢ You can adjust the bass and treble level from â€“3 to +3. 3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to adjust the level of the other tone. SEA (Sound Effect Amplifier) modes ROCK POP CLASSIC User modes USER 1/2/3 Boosts low and high frequency. Good for acoustic music. Good for vocal music. Good for classical music. Your individual mode stored in memory. See the next column â€śCreating Your Own Sound Modesâ€”User Mode.â€ť No Sound Mode effect.
4 Finish the SEA pattern setting.
4 Select one of the User Modes.
Creating Your Own Sound
Main Unit ONLY
5 Finish the setting.
You can create your own Sound Modes to make sounds suit your taste. The changed settings can be stored as the USER 1, USER 2 and USER 3 modes.
1 Select one of the preset Sound Modes.