Cambridge Audio azur 551R User`s manual

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User’s manual
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Contents
Introduction .........................................................................................................3
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therefore design and specifications are subject to change
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Audio Ltd. All rights reserved.
© Copyright Cambridge Audio Ltd 2011
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby"
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535;
7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S.
and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS is a registered
trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD
Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © 1996-2011 DTS,
Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"HDMI","HDMI logo" and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface"
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
Important safety instructions .............................................................................4
Limited warranty..................................................................................................5
Front panel controls ............................................................................................6
Rear panel connections......................................................................................7
Apple device compatibility..................................................................................8
Remote control ....................................................................................................8
Loudspeaker connections ..................................................................................9
Front panel display..............................................................................................9
Digital audio connections.................................................................................10
Analogue audio connections............................................................................10
HDMI input connections...................................................................................11
Analogue video input connections ..................................................................11
Video output connection (HDMI) .....................................................................12
5.1/7.1 Direct in................................................................................................12
7.1 Preamp out .................................................................................................13
Aerial connections ............................................................................................13
FM aerial............................................................................................................13
AM loop aerial ...................................................................................................13
Front input connections ...................................................................................13
551R setup........................................................................................................14
1. Speaker configuration ............................................................................14
2. Speaker setup .........................................................................................15
Speaker delay ..............................................................................................15
Level calibration ..........................................................................................16
Auto speaker setup for Distance/Level .....................................................16
3. Assigning Video inputs............................................................................17
Scaler Assign/Processing ...........................................................................18
4. Source setup ...........................................................................................18
Audio connection type.................................................................................18
Surround sound modes....................................................................................19
Operating instructions ......................................................................................20
Selecting the source ...................................................................................20
Using the Tuner............................................................................................24
Lip sync ........................................................................................................24
Using ARC.....................................................................................................25
Audio split mode..........................................................................................25
Advanced setup ................................................................................................26
Sub crossovers and bass management ....................................................26
Bi-amping .....................................................................................................26
Tone/Sub/LFE configuration ......................................................................26
OSD setup ....................................................................................................27
Advanced Dolby/DTS adjustments.............................................................27
Dynamic range control ................................................................................27
DTS-HD speaker re-map .............................................................................28
Reset/Back-up memory ...................................................................................29
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................30
Technical specifications ...................................................................................31
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Introduction
Before connecting
Thank you for purchasing this 551R AV Receiver. We are confident that you
will enjoy many years of listening pleasure from it. Like all Cambridge Audio
products the 551R adheres to our three core principles – stunning
performance, ease of use and incredible value.
The process of setting up the 551R is first to make all the connections to your
speakers and source equipment and then set the unit up via its On-Screen
Display (OSD) as there are various settings and adjustments that need to be
made before the 551R can be used.
As such, the seven 60W audiophile grade fully discrete amplifiers are kept as
separate as possible from the processing and input stages and feature a
large power supply with a low flux toroidal transformer. This careful design of
the amplifier stages ensure that the 551R can reproduce the dynamics and
scale required for modern movie soundtracks whilst also being able to
reproduce a genuinely musical performance with either stereo or
multichannel music sources.
However before you actually decide which connections to make or perform
any adjustments it is strongly advised that you read through the ‘551R
setup’ section of this manual first, starting on page 14.
A lot of explanation is included that will help you to choose the right
connection types for both your sources and TV.
A full range of HDMI, digital and analogue inputs are fitted. These allow the
connection of suitably equipped Blu-ray players, DVD players, satellite/settop boxes and games consoles for decoding into stereo, stereo + sub or
various digital surround formats.
The latest formats are supported including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio in 5.1 or 7.1
variants. In particular support for the true lossless Dolby True HD and DTSHD Master Audio formats provides unprecedented audio fidelity from Blu-ray
discs.
Various HDMI 1.4 features are supported including 3D TV and deep-colour
pass-through from suitable sources and Audio Return from TVs with this
feature.
The 551R is also capable of decoding encoded analogue or digital stereo
sources in Dolby Pro Logic® II or IIx and DTS Neo:6, for a convincing and
effective surround experience from a matrix encoded stereo source.
Sophisticated post-processing of 5.1 digital material is also possible with
PLIIx or DTS Neo:6 to turn these formats into 7.1.
Conventional analogue stereo inputs allow the connection of audiophile CD
players and the like, and an Analogue Stereo Direct mode with no processing
ensures the very best possible stereo reproduction for these.
The 551R also carries a 5.1 / 7.1 channel analogue input. This feature allows
for the connection of a DVD-Audio or SACD player equipped with a 5.1 output
and is compatible with any future external 7.1 audio formats.
As well as the full complement of audio inputs, the 551R performs
Composite, S-Video, Component Video and HDMI switching with transcoding
and scaling (up-converting) of all analogue video to HDMI.
An RS232 port and IR Emitter In also make it easy to integrate the 551R into
a Custom Install situation.
All this proprietary engineering is housed within our low resonance,
acoustically damped chassis. An Azur Navigator remote control is also
provided, giving full remote control of your AV receiver in an attractive and
easy to use handset.
Remember your 551R can only be as good as the system it is connected to.
Please do not compromise on your source equipment, speaker package or
video and audio cabling. Naturally we particularly recommend our Blu-ray
players, digital and analogue iPod docks, Network and CD players from the
Cambridge Audio Azur range, which have been designed to the same
exacting standards as our receivers. Your dealer can also supply excellent
quality Cambridge Audio interconnects to ensure your system realises its full
potential.
Thanks for taking the time to read this manual, we do recommend you keep
it for future reference.
Matthew Bramble
Cambridge Audio Technical Director
and the 551R design team
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Important safety instructions
For your own safety please read the following important safety instructions
carefully before attempting to connect this unit to the mains power supply.
They will also enable you to get the best performance from and prolong the
life of the unit:
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use with only the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as the powersupply cord or plug having been damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed
to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
WARNING
– To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain
or moisture.
– Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall not be exposed to
excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
The unit must be installed in a manner that makes disconnection of the
mains plug from the mains socket outlet (or appliance connector from the
rear of the unit) possible. Where the mains plug is used as the disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable. Only use the
mains cord supplied with this unit.
Please ensure there is ample ventilation (at least 10cm clearance all round).
Do not put any objects on top of this unit. Do not situate it on a rug or other
soft surface and do not obstruct any air inlets or outlet grilles. Do not cover
the ventilation grilles with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains,
etc.
This unit must not be used near water or exposed to dripping or splashing
water or other liquids. No objects filled with liquid, such as vases, shall be
placed on the unit.
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated ‘dangerous
voltage’ within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in
the service literature relevant to this appliance.
The symbol on this product indicates that it is of CLASS II (double
insulated) construction.
WEEE symbol
The crossed-out wheeled bin is the European Union symbol for
indicating separate collection for electrical and electronic
equipment. This product contains electrical and electronic
equipment which should be reused, recycled or recovered and
should not be disposed of with unsorted regular waste. Please
return the unit or contact the authorised dealer from whom you purchased
this product for more information.
CE mark
This product complies with European Low Voltage (2006/95/EC),
Electromagnetic
Compatibility
(2004/108/EC)
and
Environmentally-friendly design of Energy-related Products (2009/125/EC)
Directives when used and installed according to this instruction manual. For
continued compliance only Cambridge Audio accessories should be used
with this product and servicing must be referred to qualified service
personnel.
C-Tick mark
This product meets the Australian Communications Authority’s
Radio communications and EMC requirements.
Gost-R Mark
This product meets Russian electronic safety approvals.
FCC regulations
NOTE: THE MANUFACTURER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RADIO OR TV
INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THIS
EQUIPMENT. SUCH MODIFICATIONS COULD VOID THE USER AUTHORITY TO
OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Ventilation
IMPORTANT – The unit will become hot when in use. Do not stack multiple units
on top of each other. Do not place in an enclosed area such as a bookcase or in a
cabinet without sufficient ventilation.
Ensure that small objects do not fall through any ventilation grille. If this happens,
switch off immediately, disconnect from the mains supply and contact your dealer
for advice.
Positioning
Choose the installation location carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or
close to a source of heat. No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the unit. Also avoid locations subject to vibration and
excessive dust, cold or moisture. The unit can be used in a moderate climate.
This unit must be installed on a sturdy, level surface. Do not place in a sealed
area such as a bookcase or in a cabinet. Any space open at the back (such
as a dedicated equipment rack) is fine, however. Do not place the unit on an
unstable surface or shelf. The unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult as well as serious damage to the product. Do not place other
equipment on top of the unit.
Due to stray magnetic fields, turntables or CRT TVs should not be located
nearby due to possible interference.
Electronic audio components have a running in period of around a week (if
used several hours per day). This will allow the new components to settle
down and the sonic properties will improve over this time.
Power sources
The unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power-supply to your
home, consult your product dealer or local power company.
This unit has been designed to be left in Standby mode when not in use as
this will increase the life of the unit (this is true with all electronic equipment).
To turn the unit off, switch off at the rear panel. If you do not intend to use
this unit for a long period of time, unplug it from the mains socket.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock. Overloaded AC outlets, extension cords, frayed power
cords, damaged or cracked wire insulation and broken plugs are dangerous.
They may result in a shock or fire hazard.
Be sure to insert each power cord securely. To prevent hum and noise, do not
bundle the interconnect leads with the power cord or speaker leads.
Cambridge Audio warrants this product to be free from defects in materials
and workmanship (subject to the terms set forth below). Cambridge Audio will
repair or replace (at Cambridge Audio's option) this product or any defective
parts in this product. Warranty periods may vary from country to country. If in
doubt consult your dealer and ensure that you retain proof of purchase.
To obtain warranty service, please contact the Cambridge Audio authorised
dealer from which you purchased this product. If your dealer is not equipped
to perform the repair of your Cambridge Audio product, it can be returned by
your dealer to Cambridge Audio or an authorised Cambridge Audio service
agent. You will need to ship this product in either its original packaging or
packaging affording an equal degree of protection.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice, which is
evidence that this product is within the warranty period, must be presented
to obtain warranty service.
This Warranty is invalid if (a) the factory-applied serial number has been
altered or removed from this product or (b) this product was not purchased
from a Cambridge Audio authorised dealer. You may call Cambridge Audio or
your local country Cambridge Audio distributor to confirm that you have an
unaltered serial number and/or you purchased from a Cambridge Audio
authorised dealer.
This Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of
God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or modification
of, or to any part of, the product. This Warranty does not cover damage due
to improper operation, maintenance or installation, or attempted repair by
anyone other than Cambridge Audio or a Cambridge Audio dealer, or
authorised service agent which is authorised to do Cambridge Audio warranty
work. Any unauthorised repairs will void this Warranty. This Warranty does not
cover products sold AS IS or WITH ALL FAULTS.
REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY ARE
THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. CAMBRIDGE AUDIO SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY IN THIS PRODUCT.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES
WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PRACTICAL PURPOSE.
Some countries and US states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages or implied warranties so the above
exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may have other statutory rights, which vary from state to state or
country to country.
For any service, in or out of warranty, please contact your dealer.
Cleaning
To clean the unit, wipe its case with a dry, lint-free cloth. Do not use any
cleaning fluids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives. Do not spray an
aerosol at or near the unit.
Battery disposal
Batteries may contain substances harmful to the environment. Please
dispose of any discharged batteries with due consideration and in
accordance with local environmental/electronic recycling guidelines.
Loudspeakers
Before making any connections to loudspeakers, make sure all power is
turned off and only use suitable interconnects.
Servicing
These units are not user serviceable. Never attempt to repair, disassemble or
reconstruct the unit if there seems to be a problem. A serious electric shock
could result if this precautionary measure is ignored. In the event of a
problem or failure, please contact your dealer.
IMPORTANT
If the unit is run at a very high level, a sensor will detect a temperature rise and
show "PROTECTION OVERLOAD" on the display. The unit will then go into Standby
mode. It cannot be switched on again until the temperature has fallen to a more
normal level.
Plug Fitting Instructions (UK Only)
The cord supplied with this appliance is factory fitted with a UK mains plug fitted
with a 5 amp fuse inside. If it is necessary to change the fuse, it is important that
a 5 amp one is used. If the plug needs to be changed because it is not suitable for
your socket, or becomes damaged, it should be cut off and an appropriate plug
fitted following the wiring instructions below. The plug must then be disposed of
safely, as insertion into a mains socket is likely to cause an electrical hazard.
Should it be necessary to fit a 3-pin BS mains plug to the power cord the wires
should be fitted as shown in this diagram. The colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug. Connect them as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter ‘N’ or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter ‘L’ or coloured RED.
The wire which is coloured GREEN/YELLOW
must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter ‘E’ or coloured GREEN.
If your model does not have an earth wire, then disregard this instruction.
If a standard 13 amp (BS 1363) plug is used, a 5 amp fuse must be fitted, or if any
other type of plug is used a 5 amp fuse must be fitted, either in the plug or adaptor,
or on the distribution board.
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Front panel controls
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2
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Standby/On
Switches the unit between Standby mode (indicated by a dim power LED) and
On (indicated by a bright power LED). Standby is an eco-friendly <1W low
power mode. The unit may be left in Standby mode when not in use.
2 Phones
Allows for the connection of stereo headphones with a 6.35mm/¼" Jack
plug. Headphones with an impedance of between 32 and 600 ohms are
recommended.
Note: Plugging in headphones will automatically mute the main and pre-amp
outputs and select a 2-channel stereo down-mix to be created for headphone
use.
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Tuning +/-
Used to tune FM/AM frequencies and skip presets for the built-in Tuner.
4
Mode/Store
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Display
Press to cycle between Tuner modes. Press and hold for storing presets (refer
to the ‘Operating Instructions’ of this manual for more information).
Displays the status of the unit.
6 BD/DVD
Press to select the source equipment connected to the BD/DVD input.
7 Video 1
Press to select the source equipment connected to the Video 1 input.
8 Video 2
Press to select the source equipment connected to the Video 2 input.
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Video 3/MP3
Press to select the source equipment connected to the Video 3 or MP3 input
(if a device is plugged into its 3.5mm mini-jack input).
Note: The L audio input is also used for the supplied auto setup microphone.
Refer to the ‘Auto setup’ section of this manual for more information.
10 Tuner FM/AM
Press to select the tuner. Once in Tuner mode press to switch between FM
and AM modes.
11 Tape/MD/CDR
Press to select the source equipment connected to the Tape/MD/CDR input.
12 CD/Aux/TV
Press to select the source equipment connected to the CD/Aux input.
With ARC enabled (see later section), press again to select Audio Return
Channel from a suitable TV.
13 7.1 Direct
Press to select a 7.1 or 5.1 source (DVD-A or SACD player etc) connected to
the 7.1 Direct In sockets.
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Note: The 551R remembers the audio and video input type and processing
mode for each individual source input. These are recalled each time a source
is selected.
14 Audio input type
Press this button to select between analogue, digital (optical/coaxial) or HDMI
input types as the source of the audio for the currently selected source input.
The choices available depend on the inputs that have been assigned to that
source, see later section.
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Stereo modes
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Surround modes
Press to listen to a source in either digitally processed stereo or stereo and
sub modes.
Press to select Dolby Digital or DTS surround modes (with suitably encoded
digital source material), or various Pro Logic II/IIx, DTS Neo:6 modes for
matrix encoded analogue or digital material.
17 Picture Adjustment
Press to select various picture adjustments for sources that have the Scaler
set to Process only (see ‘Source setup’ section in the manual). An
adjustment bar will appear on the TV for the current item (Brightness,
Contrast etc.) Press the Pic. Adj. button again to move to the next item.
This button is also used to change the scaler output resolution. Press and
hold the button for 10 seconds and the current output resolution will appear
on the 551Rs front panel display. Keep holding the button down and the
551R will change to the next available resolution and show it on the front
panel display. See later section.
18 Mute/Info
Press to mute the sound from the main and pre-amp outputs of the 551R.
Press again to cancel mute.
Note: Selecting a new source always cancels mute.
Press and hold to re-display the current decoding mode.
19 Analogue Stereo Direct
Press to listen directly to the analogue inputs for the current source directly with
no analogue to digital conversion or DSP processing for highest possible stereo
sound quality.
20 Volume
Use to increase/decrease the level of the sound from the outputs of the 551R.
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Infrared sensor
Receives IR commands from the supplied remote control. A clear,
unobstructed line of sight between the remote control and the sensor is
required.
22 Video 3 Input
For occasional use with camcorders or games consoles etc.
23 MP3 Input
This input can be used with the line or headphone outputs of portable music
players.
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Rear panel connections
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7
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Emitter In
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Service/Normal
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FM/AM antennas
All tuner antenna connections are made here. Refer to the ‘Antenna
Connections’ section of this manual for more information.
Allows modulated IR commands from multi-room systems or IR repeater
systems to be received by the 551R.
For dealer use only - Switches the 551R between normal (default) mode and
two Service modes. Do not change the mode to service or make RS232
connections to it in service mode as damage may result!
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14
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HDMI
Inputs and output to a suitable TV/Monitor. The HDMI inputs can be assigned
in the OSD. By Default the HDMI inputs are assigned to BD/DVD, Video 1 and
Video 2, with the 4th input unassigned.
These inputs can be freely assigned, see later section on assigning video
inputs.
All video inputs whether analogue or HDMI are transcoded and output via the
HDMI output.
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Component Video inputs
By default the component inputs are unassigned, these inputs can be freely
assigned, see later section on assigning video inputs.
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Composite and S-Video inputs
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RS232C
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Analogue Audio inputs
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Tape/MD/CDR In / Out
Switches the unit on and off.
Digital Inputs
Once you have completed all connections, plug the AC power lead into an
appropriate mains socket. The AV receiver is now ready for use.
These may be freely assigned to any source, see later section.
Used for control of the 551R in Custom Install situations. A full protocol is
available for the 551R on our website.
For use with the line level outputs of CD players, BD/DVD players etc.
For use with suitable recording devices. The output allows recording of the
currently selected analogue source.
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S/P DIF or Toslink digital inputs for each source.
Note: The preferred connection method for video inputs is always Composite
Video, then S-Video, then Component Video, then HDMI in ascending order
of quality (HDMI being the highest quality). HDMI and Component Video
sources often also support Progressive Scan which gives better picture
quality if supported by both your BD/DVD player and TV.
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. Speaker terminals
Connect to loudspeakers with an impedance of between 4-8 ohms. 7.1, 5.1
or less connections can be made.
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Power On/Off
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Mains power lead
You can choose to use a different type for each source but do not connect
both at the same time for the same source.
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Digital Outputs
S/P DIF and Toslink digital outputs for recording . The outputs allow recording
of the currently selected digital source.
These are concurrent and both can be connected at the same time.
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7.1 Preamp Out
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7.1 Direct In
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Heat tunnel vent grille
Connect to the 5.1/7.1 channel input terminals of another amplifier system,
separate power amps, subwoofer or active loudspeakers.
Connect to the output terminals of a DVD-A, SACD player or other 5.1/7.1
analogue source.
Allows cooling of internal circuitry via the 551R’s proprietary X-TRACT heat
tunnel. DO NOT OBSTRUCT!
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Remote control
The 551R is supplied with an Azur Navigator remote control.
Insert the supplied AAA batteries to use. For full details of the
various adjustment functions available from the remote, refer
to the later sections of this manual.
Standby/On
Switches the unit between Standby mode and On.
Analogue Direct
Directly selects a stereo analogue input for the current source
with no A/D conversion or DSP processing.
Stereo Modes
Selects Stereo or Stereo + Sub modes for Analogue or Digital
sources (digitally processed).
An adjustment bar will appear on the TV for the current item
(Brightness, Contracts etc.) Press the Pic. Adj. button again to
move to the next item.
Lip sync
Press to activate and adjust the lip sync delay function if the
audio and video appear out of sync. While the Lip sync delay
status is shown on the units display, use the Vol
and Vol
buttons to adjust the delay time. Adjusting the value to zero
causes lip sync delay to be turned off. See later section in this
manual.
Surround Modes
Tuner AM/FM, BD/DVD, Video 1, Video 2,
Vid 3/MP3, Tape/MD/CDR, CD/Aux/TV
Info
Pressing the CD/Aux/TV button a second time if ARC is enable
(see later section) selects TV-ARC (Audio Return Channel).
Selects digital surround processing modes and various matrix
encoded surround processing modes for analogue or digital
sources (digitally processed).
Press to view the current source material and decoding mode.
Press again whilst the current decoding mode is scrolling (as
long as mute is not on) to display the incoming sample rate.
When listening to FM with RDS, press to cycle round various
RDS information modes.
Stereo Mono
When listening to FM, press to alternate between stereo and
mono modes.
Store
Press to store the current frequency when in Tuner mode.
Mode
Press to select Auto/Manual or Preset tuning when in Tuner
mode.
Mute
Mutes the audio on the AV Receiver. Press again to cancel
mute.
Volume
Increase or decrease the volume of the AV receiver output.
Also used as up/down in the OSD setup menus.
Tune / Left & Right
Press the right arrow to increase tuner frequency/change
preset. Press the left arrow to decrease tuner
frequency/change preset. Also used to scroll left/right in the
OSD setup menus.
Enter
Used in the OSD setup menus.
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Press to turn on and off the on-screen setup menus for
display on your monitor/screen.
Bass/Treble
Press for bass/treble adjustment, using the Volume up/down
buttons. Note: Bass/Treble is bypassed in analogue stereo
direct and 7.1 direct modes.
Audio In Type
Switches the audio between the types available for the
current source. Depending on the source selected and
whether you have assigned an HDMI input to it, Analogue,
Digital and HDMI can be available.
7.1 Direct
Selects the 5.1/7.1 direct input.
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Picture Adjustment
Press to select various picture adjustments for sources that
have the Scaler set to Process only.
Press the corresponding button to change the input source.
Pressing the Tuner AM/FM button a second time toggles
between AM and FM modes.
The above button descriptions are naturally brief. Please
refer to the ‘Operating Instructions’ section of this manual for
more information on the relevant functions implemented.
Apple device compatibility
The Azur 551R Navigator remote control can control the basic
functions of Apple devices such as Apple TV and Apple’s
iPod/iPhone/iPad range when docked in a Cambridge Audio
or Apple dock.
Press and hold the source button that corresponds to the
input that the Apple product is connected to whilst also
pressing one of the buttons below.
The functions are slightly different depending on the Apple
product.
Enter
Menu
Play/Pause
Used to control volume and/or navigate menus.
Used to navigate menus or Skip/Scan depending
on Apple product used.
In addition, the Azur remote can be paired with up to six
specific Apple devices using any of the six source buttons.
This can be useful if you have more than one Apple product.
For more information on pairing refer to your Apple
device’s instruction manual.
Pairing – To pair with an Apple device, press and hold the
required source button along with the  button for six
seconds. Some devices like Apple TV have visual indication
once pairing is achieved.
Un-pairing – To un-pair an Apple device, press and hold any
of the source buttons along with the  button for six
seconds.
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1
Mode icons
To avoid damaging the speakers with a sudden high-level signal, be sure to
switch the power off before connecting the speakers. Check the impedance
of your speakers. Speakers with an impedance of between 4 and 8 ohms
(each) are recommended.
3
5
Direct indicator
Lights when the 551R is in a Direct mode - Analogue Stereo Direct or 7.1
Direct.
HDMI
The coloured speaker terminals are positive (+) and the black speaker
terminals are negative (-). Make sure correct polarity is maintained at each
speaker connector or the sound can become weak and “phasey” with little
bass.
Prepare the speaker cords for connection by stripping off approximately
10mm (3/8”) or less (no more than 10mm, as this could cause a shortcircuit) of the outer insulation. Twist the wire tightly together so there are no
loose ends. Unscrew the speaker terminal knob, insert the speaker cable,
tighten the knob and secure the cable.
Note: All connections are made via loudspeaker cable, except if using an
active subwoofer which would be connected via a standard RCA phono cable.
Indicates the current source audio input type is HDMI.
Multi
Indicates the 551R is receiving multi-channel PCM over HDMI.
Digital/Analogue indicators
Indicates whether the current source audio input type is Digital (S/P
DIF/Toslink) or Analogue.
2
Decoding mode indicators (PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS
etc)
Shows the current decoding mode, Dolby Digital, DTS etc. In conjunction with
the Output Channel indicators these give full details of the current processing
mode.
3
Banana Plugs (4mm standard) connected to the speaker cable are
recommended for direct insertion into the speaker terminals.
Please refer to the ‘Speaker Configuration’ section of this manual for more
information on 5.1 and 7.1 speaker setups.
Video input icons
Powered subwoofer
Indicates the current video input type as Video (composite), S-Video, YUV
(Component) or HDMI.
4
Main information display
5
Output channel indicators
Centre speaker
Shows the current source selected, also the surround mode and station
name/frequency when in tuner mode etc.
Shows the currently active channels depending on decoding mode and
source material. Icons lit indicate active channels in the source material.
Icons with a box around them indicate actual channels being output by the
551R.
Phono/RCA cable
Display examples
Indicates a 5.1 Dolby Digital source being played back as 5.0 (Sub off). The
lit LFE indicates a low frequency effects channel is present in the source
material. When this icon isn’t boxed it indicates the LFE channel is not being
sent to a subwoofer but will be mixed into the front left and right instead.
Indicates a 7.1 playback of DTS ES material.
Surround
speakers
Front
speakers
Surround back
speakers
Indicates a 2.1 output created in the digital domain from analogue input
material.
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Loudspeaker connections
Front panel display
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Analogue audio connections
Note: Do not plug in the mains power lead or turn the unit on until all
connections have been made.
Connect to source equipment using stereo phono cables (stereo 2RCA2RCA). Tape/MD/CDR recorder/players require two sets of stereo
phono/RCA cables, one for recording, one for listening.
CD player
Examples
Out
Out
BD/DVD player
Phono cable (2RCA-2RCA)
Audio player/recorder
(Tape/MD/CD-R)
Out
In
Digital audio connections
Two types of digital audio connections can be made to the 551R:
1. Optical (Toslink)
Note: Only one connection type should be used per source.
2. Coaxial (S/P DIF)
Out
CD player
OR
Audio player/recorder
(Tape/MD/CD-R)
OR
2
1
Examples
1
2
1
2
OR
OR
Out
In
A recording device such as MD or CD-R can be connected to the digital
outputs as shown.
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Either type can be used for a source as the 551R automatically uses the
active one.
1
Out
BD/DVD player
OR
iD100 Digital iPod Dock
2
2
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HDMI (High-Definition Multi-Media Interface) is an all digital connection that
can carry both audio and video in one cable. Direct digital transfer of audio
and video and support for various types of High Definition video content and
high resolution audio make this the best connection type to use. The 4 HDMI
inputs can be assigned to the BD/DVD, Video 1, Video 2, CD/Aux/TV,
Tape/MD/CDR or 7.1 Direct sources (see the “Assigning HDMI sources”
section for more information).
Blu-ray player with HDMI output
DVI switching can be supported by using DVI to HDMI adaptors as these two
connection types are compatible. When using DVI only video will be passed
to the TV/Monitor and a Co-axial (S/P DIF) or Optical (Toslink) digital audio
connection must be made from each source to the 551R for it to be able to
receive audio and decode surround sound etc.
Examples
HDMI cable
HDMI cable
Set-top box with HDMI output
Analogue video input connections
Three types of analogue video connections can be made to the 551R:
1. Composite - connect with single 75 ohm video phono cable (RCA-RCA).
2. S-Video - connect with S-Video cable.
3. Component - connect with 75 ohm Component video cables (3RCA-3RCA)
For sources that only support analogue video for best picture quality we
recommend making Component video connections, then in declining order of
quality, S-Video connections and then Composite video connections.
The 551R is able to transcode i.e. upconvert analogue video to HDMI for the
main monitor/TV output.
For sources that support HDMI this is always the best choice.
Video player
BD/DVD player
Examples
Games console
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HDMI input connections
Video output connection (HDMI)
Connection to the TV is by HDMI. The 551R converts incoming analogue
video to HDMI and scales it for best picture quality. See later section.
HDMI cable
5.1/7.1 Direct in
If the player is selected via the BD/DVD button you can then view its content
and decode any relevant surround sound soundtracks.
DVD-A or SACD players can be connected to the 551R via its 5.1/7.1 Direct
inputs allowing multi-channel music playback from these sources.
If 7.1 Direct is then pressed, the audio is now switched to come from the
players analogue outputs.
DVD-A and SACD both support 5.1 output. The 551R's direct inputs also allow
optional connection of Surround Back or Surround Left and Surround Right
signals for compatibility with future 7.1 sources or external decoders.
These connections are pure analogue for best sound quality and no DSP
processing or Bass and Treble adjustment by the 551R is possible.
To select the Direct Input press the 7.1 Direct button on the front panel or
remote.
It can be desirable to connect DVD-A/SACD players to the 551R by two
methods at the same time.
A Digital or HDMI input can be made to the 551R for surround sound
decoding and an analogue 5.1 connection to 7.1 Direct for DVD-A/SACD
playback.
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Left
Right
Centre
Subwoofer
Surround Left
Surround Right
DVD-A player or SACD multi-channel player 5.1 connections
Phono cables
(2RCA-2RCA)
551R
7.1 Preamp out
Front input connections
If it is desired to connect external power amplifiers, use Phono/RCA leads
connected to the 7.1 Preamp Outputs on the rear panel.
The front panel Video 3/MP3 input is for temporary connections to video
games consoles etc. Remove the cap to access the Video 3 inputs and
connect to a video game console or video camera’s outputs using stereo
phono cables (RCA-RCA) and a Composite video cable. Alternatively, use the
3.5mm mini-jack MP3 socket for the headphone/line outputs of portable
MP3 players.
For 5.1/7.1 use set the ‘Preamp Out’ setting in the ‘Output Setup’ OSD menu
to 'Pre Out' rather than 'Normal'. This mutes all the internal power amplifiers
as they are not being used.
Power amplifier/s
Audio In/Out Setup Menu
BD/DVD
Video1
Video2
CD/Aux
Tape/MD/CDR
In
In
In
In
In
Preamp Out
TV ARC
:
:
:
:
:
HDMI1
Digital
HDMI3
Analog
Analog
:
:
Pre Out
Enable
Centre
Surround back right
Left
Subwoofer
Right
Surround right
Surround left
Surround back left
Return : [OSD]
Phono cables
(2RCA-2RCA)
OR
Composite
video cable
Stereo phono cable
(RCA-RCA)
MP3
Player
Video games console/
Video camera outputs
Alternatively the 551R features an External 2-Channel mode. This allows the
551R to reproduce all the surround channels of suitable source material
(Centre, Surrounds and Sub) whilst the Left and Right Front speakers are
driven by an external power amplifier or other amplifier capable of supporting
fixed level inputs (e.g. Cambridge Audio’s own 7/8 series amplifiers).
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L
When pressing Video 3/MP3, the 551R automatically selects the MP3 socket
if there is a device plugged into it.
Note: The Left front input is also used for the supplied auto setup
microphone. Refer to the ‘Auto setup’ section of this manual for more
information.
Aerial connections
R
FM aerial
L
Amplifier
R
Sub
551R
SL
SR
SBR
SBL
Connect an aerial to the FM 75 ohm socket (a simple wire aerial is supplied
only for temporary use). Extend the lead and move the aerial around until you
get the best reception. For continued use, we strongly recommended using a
75 ohm outdoor FM aerial.
AM loop aerial
Connect each end of the single length antenna to the antenna terminals.
Place the antenna as far from the main system as possible to prevent
unwanted noise and to obtain optimum reception. If the AM loop aerial
provided does not receive sufficient reception, it may be necessary to use an
outdoor AM aerial.
FM external
aerial
OR
FM aerial
Set the ‘Preamp Out’ to ‘Ext 2 Ch’ in the OSD to mute the 551R’s own front
left and right amplifier outputs only:
Audio In/Out Setup Menu
BD/DVD
Video1
Video2
CD/Aux
Tape/MD/CDR
Preamp Out
TV ARC
In
In
In
In
In
:
:
:
:
:
HDMI1
Digital
HDMI3
Analog
Analog
:
:
Ext 2Ch
Enable
Return : [OSD]
AM external
aerial
OR
AM loop
aerial
Ground
(optional)
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551R setup
The setup of the 551R is a reasonably simple 4 stage process. The speaker
setup process (stage 2.) can either be performed manually or via the
CAMCAS (Cambridge Audio Microphone Controlled Auto Setup) procedure.
The procedure is as follows:
1. Speaker configuration.
2. Speaker setup (Speaker delay and Level calibration)
3. Assigning HDMI and Analogue video inputs
4. Source setup
1. Speaker configuration
First tell the unit what kind of speaker package you have. The options are 5.1
or 7.1 as shown below. The 551R can support up to a 7.1 speaker setup
which means 7 speakers (Front Left, Front Right, Centre, Surround Left,
Surround Right, Surround Back Left, Back Right) plus a mains powered
Subwoofer (the .1).
Refer to the diagrams below for typical examples of 5.1 and 7.1 loudspeaker
setups. Always adjust the speaker and listening positions until you are happy
with the sound. Please refer to your loudspeaker and subwoofer manuals for
more detailed positioning information.
1
1
2
4
2
Centre speaker
3
Surround Left and Right speakers
4
Subwoofer
5
Surround Back Left and Right speakers
For dialogue and centre sounds. Ideally position at a similar height to the front
left and right speakers (above or below the TV/monitor). Using a centre
speaker from the same manufacturer/range as used for the front left and
right speakers is advisable. This “timbre matching” allows surround effects to
flow more naturally from left to right without obvious transitions between the
speakers.
For ambient and multi-channel sound. Floorstanding speakers should be
angled towards the listening position. Bookshelf/standmount speakers should
be wall mounted or used with dedicated speaker stands, positioned at or above
ear height.
For improving the bass in your system, as well as reproducing dedicated LFE
(Low Frequency Effects) cinema effects when playing Dolby Digital or DTS
encoded discs. Your subwoofer can often be placed almost anywhere in the
room as bass is less directional, but experimentation with positioning is
recommended.
Individual back speakers in place of a single surround back. Used with the
7.1 processing types. Remember to experiment with the positions until you
are happy with the sound.
Similarly, you might decide not to use a subwoofer if your main Left and Right
speakers are capable of reproducing enough bass for a satisfying
music/movie experience. The 551R will then automatically re-direct the bass
from the Subwoofer/Low Frequency Effect channel to the Left and Right
Front Speakers.
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1
1
2
4
Front Left and Right speakers
In each case the 5.1/7.1 in fact relates to the maximum number of speakers
that can be used, as the Centre, Sub and Surround speakers can all be
deleted if required (although of course performance is reduced). For
example, if you choose not to use a Centre Channel speaker you can set this
to 'None' in the settings as shown later and the 551R will automatically
redirect the centre channel audio information into the Left and Right Front
channels, creating what is known as a 'Phantom Centre'.
5.1
3
1
For stereo and multi-channel sound.
7.1
Note: This setup is very important as the 551R will also automatically use
this information to select appropriate Dolby and DTS decoding modes
dependant not only on the source material but also the speaker package it
knows you have.
To tell the unit the type of package you have, turn on the On-Screen Display
via the remote button as shown. Highlight the ‘Speaker Configuration’ menu
by using volume up and down on the remote then go to it by pressing Enter:
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3
5
Speaker Setup
Audio In/Out Setup
Video Input Setup
Scaler Assign/Processing Setup
Tone/Sub/LFE Config
Advanced Dolby/DTS Setup
OSD Setup
Quit
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Vol
Enter
Vol
[OSD]
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Set the Decode mode as 5.1 or 7.1 by highlighting the Decode Mode item and
using the Left and Right arrows to scroll through the options:
Speaker Config Menu
Decode Mode
Front L/R
Centre
Surr. L/R
Surr. LB/RB
Subwoofer
:
:
:
:
:
:
7.1
Large
Small
Small
Small
Yes
Return : [OSD]
Now move down and by highlighting each speaker in turn and using the Left
and Right arrows select from ‘Large’, ‘Small’ or ‘None’ for each speaker.
'Large' or 'Small' are used to describe each speaker in terms of bass
response, they do not necessarily reflect the actual physical size of the
speaker.
Large = Speakers with an extended low frequency response of approximately
20-40Hz to 16-20kHz (floorstanders or high quality larger stand-mounted
speakers).
Small = Speakers with a less extended low frequency response of
approximately 80-100Hz to 16-20kHz (small stand-mounted, bookshelf or
satellite speakers).
Setting each speaker allows the 551R to perform what is called Bass
Management and to direct low frequency bass from music and the Low
Frequency Effects channel of surround sound material to those speakers
best able to reproduce it. If you do not wish to use any of the speakers set its
setting to ‘None’.
The Subwoofer output can also be set to Yes or No. If no sub is being used
make sure this setting is set to No to allow the 551R to re-direct the bass
information in this channel to other speakers.
Note: The 551R will force some speakers to certain settings in the following
circumstances!
The Front Left and Right speakers may be ‘Large’ or ‘Small’ but never ‘None’
as they are always required for any type of music/movie reproduction.
Bass must always be reproduced by either the Front Left and Right or
Subwoofer channel (or both). Setting the Front Left and Right to ‘Small’ will
result in the Subwoofer automatically being set to ‘Yes’. Setting the
Subwoofer to ‘No’ will automatically result in the Front Left and Right being
set to ‘Large’.
If the Front Left and Right cannot reproduce low frequency bass a Subwoofer
must be used. I.e. If the Front Left and Right are set as ‘Small’ the Sub must
be Set to ‘Yes’.
Also, setting the Front Left and Right as ‘Small’ will always set the other
speakers as ‘Small’ (and the Sub to ‘Yes’). This is because LFE/ bass
information should not be redirected to the surround channels.
To store the setting simply come back out of the OSD (pressing the OSD
button always moves back one menu item, and then exits and stores from
the main menu screen).
The following two sections can be performed by Cambridge Audio CAMCAS
procedure so you can if you wish jump straight to that section. However, it is
recommended that you do read these sections to understand the reasons for
these settings and their implications.
Speaker delay
Because the speakers in a surround sound system are usually different
distances from the listener the 551R incorporates the ability to apply a
variable digital delay to each of the channels so that the sound from each
arrives at the same time at the listening position for best surround-sound
effect.
To set the delay times automatically, refer to the Auto setup section of this
manual.
To set the delay times manually, simply measure the distances from the
listening position to each speaker as shown in the following diagram:
1 = Front Left speaker
2
1
2 = Front Right speaker
3
8
3 = Centre speaker
4 = Surround Left speaker
5 = Surround Right speaker
4
6 = Surround Back Left
(when used)
5
7 = Surround Back Right
(when used)
6
8 = Subwoofer (can be placed
almost anywhere)
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Note: No delay setting for the subwoofer is necessary.
Set the distances in the OSD Speaker Distance menu to the nearest value in
metres (1 foot = 0.3 metres). The speed of sound is approx 340 metres per
second, the 551R thus introduces approx 3mS of delay per metre of distance
set.
Go to the ‘Speaker Distance’ and highlight each speaker in turn. Set the
distance to the nearest value to that which you measured by using the Left
and Right arrows (the values do not need to be exact):
Press the OSD button to exit the menu.
Speaker Distance Menu
Unit
Front L
Front R
Centre
Surr. L
Surr. R
Surr. LB
Surr. RB
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Meters
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
Return : [OSD]
Note: In addition to the delays as set above Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx playback
also requires an extra 15 milliseconds delay to the surround channels only.
This extra delay is part of the Dolby ProLogic II specification and ensures that
sound from the surrounds arrives just after sound from the front reducing the
audibility of sound leakage from the front to the surround speakers. Because
the relationship between the Dolby Digital and Dolby ProLogic IIx two delays
is fixed (15mS extra to the surround channels), it is only necessary to set the
delay by measuring the distances as we have described. The 551R will
automatically provide the appropriate extra delay whenever you switch to a
Pro Logic Mode.
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2. Speaker setup
Level calibration
The 551R allows level calibration to match the acoustic level between
different types/sizes or even manufacturers of speaker that may be being
used for each channel. This is achieved by adjusting the relative level of each
speaker. This can be done manually through the ‘Level Calibration’ menu in
the OSD or automatically, see the following Auto setup section of this manual.
The basic process for manual adjustment is to listen to or measure with a
Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter (more accurate and recommended but not
essential) the level of sound produced by each speaker and set relative levels
for each speaker so that they all sound the same loudness at the normal
listening position. The 551R incorporates a Test Signal Generator (broadband white noise) to facilitate this.
Press the OSD button on the remote control then select the ‘Level
Calibration’ menu. Now turn on the test signal by highlighting this item and
pressing the Left or Right arrows:
To perform Auto Distance/Level setup first connect the supplied microphone
to the front Left front panel audio input on the front panel and place it at your
normal listening position in the room.
Press the OSD button on the remote control to access the OSD and then
select the Speaker Setup Menu. Now select the option 'Auto Setup'. This will
access the 'Auto Setup Menu' as below.
Level Calibration Menu
Speaker Setup Menu
Test Signal
Front L
Front R
Surround L
Surround R
Centre
Subwoofer
Surr. LB
Surr. RB
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Return : [OSD]
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
On
dB
dB
dB
dB
dB
dB
dB
dB
Auto Setup
Speaker Configuration
Speaker Distance
Level Calibration
Speaker Crossover
Return : [OSD]
You can now move up and down the channels using Volume Up/Down on the
remote. Each time a new channel is selected the test signal will be heard to
move to that channel. Compare the loudness of all channels as heard at the
listening position.
A “rushing” or “hissy” sound should be heard.
Follow the on-screen instructions and press 'Enter' on the remote control
when ready to start the Auto Setup function.
Auto Setup Menu
Plug the microphone into the left channel of Video
3 on the front panel and place the microphone at
normal listening position and height
Continue : [ENTER]
Once activated the OSD will display the message below and the word
'AUTOSETUP' will also be displayed on the front panel of the 551R to confirm.
Auto Setup Menu
The unit is now checking
connected and their phase
Now adjust the channels so they all sound the same (in terms of loudness
only, channels of different frequency responses can sound different in terms
of the “tone” of the sound i.e. more or less hissy).
Pick the channel that sounds most different and select it to listen to the test
signal. Now adjust the relative level in dB (using Arrow left/right on the
remote) and continue comparing it to other channels until it is of equal
loudness. The level can be adjusted up to + or - 10dB in 1dB steps. Repeat
the process with the next most different channel. Once all channels sound
the same in terms of loudness, press the OSD button again to save the
settings and exit the menu.
Auto speaker setup for Distance/Level
The 551R includes our simple automatic speaker setup system called
'CAMCAS' (Cambridge Audio Mic Controlled Auto Setup). The system performs
two sets of tests firstly checking which speakers are connected and whether
they are wired correctly and in phase then second automatically measuring
and adjusting the speaker delay timings (i.e. distance setting ) and levels.
Before activating this feature the 'Decode Mode' (i.e. type of speaker
package e.g. 5.1, 7.1) of the 551R and Large/Small/None status of each
speaker must be set correctly as per section 1. This is important as the unit
will only look for and check the speakers you have told it you have.
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which
speakers
are
Please wait........
A series of test signals will now be output from all of the connected speaker
terminals of the 551R (including the Subwoofer output).
Once finished the unit will display a screen similar to the one below reporting
which speakers were found and any that appear out of phase.
Auto Setup Menu
The speakers that have been found are:
L C R SL SR LB RB SW
All speakers are in phase
Continue : [ENTER]
If any speakers appear unconnected or out of phase carefully check the
connections on the speaker and the back of the unit. Also check any bi-wiring
links that might be present on the speaker. For any out of phase speakers
check that the relevant + terminal of the 551R goes to the + terminal of that
speaker and similarly the – terminal of the 551R goes to the – terminal of the
speaker for that channel.
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If necessary press the OSD button to perform a retest or press Enter to start
the second part of the autosetup procedure as below.
Auto Setup Menu
The unit is now measuring the Distance and Level
settings for your speakers
Please wait........
The 551R has 4 HDMI (High Definition Multi-Media Interface) inputs and one
HDMI output. HDMI is a fully digital audio/video system for picture and audio
in digital format for best possible picture quality. DVI (Digital Video Interface)
is a subset of HDMI that uses different connectors and only supports digital
video (no audio). The 551R is compatible with DVI in that simple passive DVIHDMI adaptors are available which allow the conversion of the DVI connector
to an HDMI format connector (and back again if required) for routing via the
551R.
HDMI outputs on Blu-ray, DVD players and Set-top boxes also often support
higher resolution formats including progressive scan types. Consult both your
HDMI source and TV manuals for details, it is often possible to select from
various options, you will want to select the highest quality output that both
your source and TV are compatible with.
Again a series of test signals will now be output from all of the connected
speaker terminals and Subwoofer. The 551R uses these to measure the
levels and distances (and hence introduce the correct delays) appropriate to
your speakers and room characteristics.
When the auto setup of the 551R is completed successfully, the 551R will
return to the Speaker Setup Menu.
Speaker Setup Menu
Auto Setup
Speaker Configuration
Speaker Distance
Level Calibration
Speaker Crossover
From Blu-ray players, HDMI can also carry the latest Dolby Digital Plus and
True-HD formats as well as DTS-HD High Resolution and Master Audio.
Ensure that the HDMI output of your player has been set to ‘Bitstream’ or
‘Raw’ to pass the formats to the 551R for decoding.
Also some Blu-ray players feature settings to allow down conversion of Dolby
Digital Plus etc. to backwards compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 for older AV
receivers which do not support these formats.
Ensure any such settings are disabled to allow our 551R access to all the
latest formats.
For all the above reasons HDMI is the preferred connection method for both
Audio and Video.
Return : [OSD]
The Speaker Distance and Level Calibration settings for each speaker will
have been updated.
It is of course now possible to go into the Speaker Delay and Level Calibration
menus if you want to manually check/adjust the settings made by the
CAMCAS system, and it is always advisable to check them as no system can
be totally foolproof.
To exit the auto setup menu of the 551R continue to press the OSD button
on the remote control to exit all menus or until ‘OSD ‘is no longer displayed
on the front panel. You can now unplug the microphone and put it away for
future use.
Note: If the auto setup of the 551R is unsuccessful for some reason a 'Fail'
message will appear on the OSD. Included in this message will be details of
the speaker channel or channels which have not been successfully adjusted.
If this is the case, please again check that the speaker or speakers detailed
in the OSD as 'failed' are connected correctly & have not been wired out of
phase. Also check the microphone connection and any other external issues
that could have affected the tests such as noise in the room etc.
Note: Like all such systems CAMCAS has some limitations. Speakers that
exhibit very strong phase angles or deliberately wire some drive units out of
phase can of course appear to the system as an out of phase speaker when
correctly connected. If a speaker is reported as out of phase but is correctly
wired please consult the speakers manufacturer in case this is the case.
The 551R can however also accept Composite, S-Video and Component
video for sources without HDMI outputs and automatically transcode and
scale this video to the HDMI output.
Select the Video Input Assignment Menu.
For each source the currently selected video input type will be shown.
It is possible to assign any of the video input sockets to each Source in turn.
The Options are Composite 1 and 2, S-Video 1 and 2, Component 1 and 2,
HDMI1 – 4.
Video Input Assignment
BD/DVD
Video 1
Video 2
CD/Aux
Tape/MD/CDR
7.1 Direct
:
:
:
:
:
:
HDMI 1
Composite 1
HDMI 3
-------------
Return : [OSD]
Note: Assigning a HDMI input to a source automatically also selects Scaler
Bypassing for that source.
You can process these sources if you wish simply by setting the Scaler to
Process in the Scaler Assign Processing menu afterwards.
Similarly bi-polar speakers which radiate in more than one direction can
make it difficult to measure the distance and sometimes level accurately as
you might expect.
In all cases it is always advisable to manually check the settings CAMCAS has
made for a ‘reality check’ to ensure there are no obvious errors.
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3. Assigning Video inputs
4. Source setup
Scaler Assign/Processing
The next step is to select each source input in turn on the 551R and tell the
unit:
The 551R features a Faroudja digital video processor/ scaler.
• The type of audio connection you want to use for that source (Analogue,
Digital or HDMI).
• The processing mode for that source.
The 551R remembers these settings individually for every source input and
automatically recalls them as and when you change source input.
Audio connection type
Select the ‘Audio In/Out Setup’ menu. Highlight each source in turn and
select either analogue, digital or HDMI input types (use the Left and Right
arrows):
Audio In/Out Setup Menu
BD/DVD
Video 1
Video 2
CD/Aux
Tape/MD/CDR
:
:
:
:
:
HDMI 1
Digital
HDMI 3
Analog
Analog
Preamp Out
TV ARC
:
:
Normal
Enable
Return : [OSD]
The options shown will be Analogue, Digital and HDMI if that source has been
assigned an HDMI input for video as above.
Analogue inputs will require a stereo phono/RCA to phono/RCA cable
connection to the 551R. Digital inputs will require either a 75ohm digital type
phono/RCA to phono/RCA co-axial cable (S/P DIF) or an optical fibre cable
(TOSLINK). The 551R will automatically use whichever is connected. Do not
make connections to both the Optical and Co-axial inputs for a source.
Note: The Preamp output item at the bottom of this menu selects between
Normal mode (the default), Pre Out Mode (when external power amps are
used) and Ext 2 Ch Mode (where external power amps for front left and right
only are used). These options are covered later. Make sure this setting shows
Normal. TV-ARC is also covered in a later section.
Once you have set the audio types exit the OSD to save.
This setting can also be changed at any time without using the OSD by
pressing the Audio Input Type button on the front panel or remote, this will
then cycle between analogue, digital or HDMI input types where available for
the currently selected source, as usual they will then be remembered the
next time you return to that source.
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This can if desired process any of the video sources and scale them up (or
down) to various resolutions.
This feature is most useful with analogue video sources where the processor
can clean up the picture and scale it to 720p, 1080i or 1080p before
outputting them over HDMI to a suitable TV.
On entering this menu you will see that the sources that you assigned an
analogue video input are automatically set to Process.
Sources that you assigned an HDMI input for video are automatically set to
Bypass (i.e. no processing).
Scaler Assign/Processing Setup
BD/DVD
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
CD/Aux
Tape/MD/CDR
7.1 Direct
Output resolution
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Process
Bypass
Bypass
Bypass
Bypass
Bypass
Bypass
:
Return : [OSD]
1080P/60Hz
This is because many HDMI sources will be natively 1080p or may have high
quality processing built in where it is best to send this video directly to the TV
without any further processing in the 551R.
For analogue video sources it is almost always desirable to process these for
best picture quality before passing them to the TV.
To change the Process/Bypass status of any source (including HDMI) simple
select it in the menu and use the left and right buttons on the remote.
You can also set the desired output resolution for any Processed video
(Bypassed video is unaffected).
The options are 480p 60Hz, 576p 50Hz, 720p 50Hz, 720p 60Hz, 1080i
50Hz, 1080i 60Hz, 1080p 50Hz and 1080p 60Hz.
Note: 3D TV content, 24fps content or other video standards that the 551R
cannot process or recognise are always Bypassed to the output whatever the
setting in this OSD.
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The 551R supports several music and home-cinema listening modes. The
output the 551R can provide, depends both on the source signal present, the
speaker setup selected and the decode mode selected. Before we describe
how to operate the 551R, below is a brief guide to the Surround Sound
formats that the 551R is compatible with for reference:
Dolby’s lossless audio technology developed primarily for high capacity Bluray discs/players. Dolby True HD delivers theoretically bit-for-bit sound
identical to the studio master by the use of 100% lossless encoding. Previous
formats such as Dolby Digital 5.1 or EX have used lossy encoding where
some data (that is theoretically less audible) is always lost in the encoding
process to reduce the storage capacity needed on the disc. This is a new
format that supports up to eight (usually used as 7.1) full-range channels of
24-bit/96 kHz audio or two channels of 24/192 kHz via Blu-ray discs and is
not backwards compatible with earlier schemes. The format can either be
transmitted as a ‘bitstream’ to the 551R for internal decoding
(recommended) or can be decoded by some Blu-ray players internally and
sent to the 551R as multi-channel PCM. In both cases an HDMI connection
is required to the 551R and a suitable Blu-ray player as Dolby True HD is only
ever transmitted over HDMI.
An encoding scheme based on the original Dolby Digital CODEC, but with
enhancements to improve coding efficiency and improved audio quality.
Dolby Digital Plus supports 7.1 fully discrete channels compared to Dolby
Digitals 5.1 (or 6.1 in its EX variant where the 6th channel is matrix encoded).
These Dolby Digital Plus bitstreams are not backward compatible with legacy
Dolby Digital decoders but require an AV Receiver developed to decode them
(such as the 551R) and an HDMI connection as Dolby Digital Plus is currently
only transmitted over HDMI. It is however a requirement that any Dolby Digital
Plus enabled Blu-ray player must also be able transform the Dolby Digital
Plus into a backwards compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 output for playback on
legacy Dolby Digital systems. The 551R is however fully compatible with
Dolby Digital Plus.
A new lossless audio CODEC from DTS, rather than being incompatible with
earlier versions, DTS-HD Master Audio is transmitted as an extension to a
normal DTS bitstream. A second embedded stream is sent which contains
the "difference" between the original studio master and the lossy
compressed DTS, plus the two extra channels. DTS-HD Master Audio
enabled devices (such as the 551R) are able to use this difference
information to recreate a bit for bit lossless version of the original 7.1 data.
Devices which do not support the Master Audio extension simply decode the
original 5.1 DTS stream and ignore the Master Audio extension providing
backwards compatibility.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Known also as DTS-HR an extension to the original DTS audio format. DTS-HD
High Resolution Audio supports 7.1 fully discrete channels compared to
DTS’s 5.1 (or 6.1 in its DTS ES Matrix or DTS ES Discrete variants). As with
DTS-HD Master Audio a second embedded stream is sent which contains the
"difference" between the original studio master and the lossy compressed
DTS, plus the two extra channels, however in this case the extra stream is
also formed by lossy compression. Effectively this is a 7.1 version of DTS
which can be decoded by devices (such as the 551R) which are able to
decode DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. Devices which do not support the
High Resolution extension simply decode the original 5.1 DTS stream and
ignore the High Resolution extension providing backwards compatibility
Known also as DD (3/2) or DD 5.1, provides (up to) 5.1 output from suitable
encoded Dolby Digital material, with 5 main channels (Front Left, Front Right,
Centre, Surround Left, Surround Right) and a Low Frequency Effects Channel
for the subwoofer, all discretely encoded. Decoding Dolby Digital requires a
Dolby Digital encoded DVD disc and a digital connection from the source
equipment (Such as a DVD player) to the 551R.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS formats can sometimes carry less channels than
their maximum such as Dolby Digital (2/0) which means a Dolby Digital
encoded signal which is actually only carrying a two channel stereo signal
(other channels inactive).
Known also as DD (3/3) or DD 6.1, an enhanced form of Dolby Digital. On top
of the discretely encoded 5.1 channels DD EX provides an extra 6th channel
(Surround Back, giving 6.1) matrix encoded into the rear surrounds for
greater image depth and more solid sound localisation behind the listener.
DD EX requires a DD EX encoded disc. DD EX is backwards compatible with
DD 5.1 decoding. If DD EX is decoded as normal DD the Surround Back signal
will be present in both Left and Right Rear Surrounds (forming a phantom
rear centre). It can also be decoded as 7.1 by sending the Surround Back
decode to both the Surround Back Left and Right speakers (forming two
mono Back Surrounds).
Known also as DTS (3/3) Matrix, an enhanced form of DTS. On top of the
discretely encoded 5.1 channels DTS ES also provides an extra 6th channel
(Surround Back giving 6.1), matrix encoded into the rear surrounds for
greater image depth and more solid sound localisation behind the listener.
DTS ES requires a DTS ES encoded disc. DTS ES material is backwards
compatible with DTS 5.1 decoding. If DTS ES is decoded as normal DTS the
Surround Back signal will be present in both Left and Right Rear Surrounds
(forming a phantom rear centre). It can also be decoded as 7.1 by sending
the Surround Back decode to the both the Surround Back Left and Right
speakers (forming two mono Back Surrounds).
Another enhanced form of DTS, also known as DTS (3/3) Discrete or DTS ES
Discrete 6.1. DTS ES Discrete also provides an extra channel (Surround Back)
for greater image depth and more solid sound localisation behind the
listener, however in this case extra data is included in the bitstream so that
all channels are discretely encoded. The Surround Back has greater
separation from the other channels than is possible with matrix encoded
technologies. DTS-ES Discrete requires a DTS-ES Discrete encoded disc.
DTS ES Discrete is backwards compatible with both DTS 5.1 and DTS ES
Matrix 6.1 decoding. If DTS ES Discrete is decoded as normal DTS the
Surround Back signal will be present in both Left and Right Rear Surrounds
(forming a phantom rear centre). If DTS ES Discrete is decoded with DTS ES
Matrix the Surround Back signal will be decoded separately (i.e. as 6.1) but
by a matrix process, which will give the same channel separation as if the
source disc were actually DTS ES Matrix (but not as good as DTS EX Discrete).
It can also be decoded as 7.1 by sending the Surround Back decode to both
the Surround Back Left and Right speakers (forming two mono Back
Surrounds).
The replacement for the original ProLogic, Pro Logic II is a technology where
5 channels (Front Left, Front Right, Centre, Surround Left, Surround Right)
are encoded into a Stereo mix by an analogue matrix process. Dolby Pro Logic
II material can be played back by normal Stereo equipment (as Stereo) or
decoded into 5 channel surround-sound.
Dolby Pro Logic II is compatible with the earlier 4 channel (Left, Centre, Right
and mono Surround) Dolby Pro Logic system (which was the decoding
counterpart to Dolby Surround encoding) as used widely on Video tapes, TV
broadcasts and earlier films.
Note: Pro Logic does not include a Low Frequency Effects channel for the
Subwoofer, but the 551R can create a Subwoofer output (for 5.1) via Bass
management. Refer to the ‘Tone/Sub/LFE configuration’ section in the
‘Operating instructions’ part of this manual.
A newer version of Dolby Pro Logic II which is able to recreate 7 discrete
surround sound channels from suitable encoded stereo source material. Pro
Logic IIx also has modes for post processing either Stereo material or 5.1
material into 7 channels whether or not it has been Pro Logic IIx encoded.
When 5.1 decoding is required, Dolby Prologic II decoding will always be used
by the 551R in place of Pro Logic IIx as IIx only works for 7 channel output.
Note: Pro Logic IIx does not include a Low Frequency Effects channel for the
Subwoofer, but the 551R can create a Subwoofer output (for 7.1) via Bass
management. Refer to the ‘Tone/Sub/LFE configuration’ section in the
‘Operating instructions’ part of this manual.
Known also as DTS (3/2) or DTS 5.1, DTS provides (up to) 5.1 output from
suitable encoded DTS material, with 5 main channels (Front Left, Front Right,
Centre, Surround Left, Surround Right) and a Low Frequency Effects Channel
for the subwoofer, all discretely encoded. Decoding DTS requires a suitably
encoded DTS disc and a digital connection from the source equipment to the
551R.
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Surround sound modes
Surround sound modes cont.
A DTS technology which is able to recreate 6 channel (Left Front, Right Front,
Centre, Left Surround, Right Surround, Surround Back ) surround sound from
suitable analogue matrix encoded stereo source material. DTS Neo:6
material can be played back by normal Stereo equipment (as Stereo) or
decoded into 7.1 by sending the Surround Back decode to the both the
Surround Back Left and Right speakers (forming two mono Back Surrounds).
Note: Neo:6 does not include a Low Frequency Effects channel for the
Subwoofer, but the 551R can create a Subwoofer output via Bass
management. Refer to the ‘Tone/Sub/LFE configuration’ section in the
‘Operating instructions’ part of this manual.
A DTS technology that provides 5.1 channels of 96kHz / 24bit audio (along
with video if required) on DVD-Video and DVD-Audio (video zone) discs (when
suitably encoded in DTS 96/24). DVD players which allow 'DTS digital out'
pass the DTS 96/24 bitstream over S/P DIF or HDMI for decoding in the
551R.
Operating instructions
To activate the 551R, switch the Power button on the rear panel to On then
press the Standby/On button on the front panel.
Selecting the source
1. Select the desired source by pushing the corresponding source button on
the front panel or remote control.
2. If necessary, press the Audio Input Type button to select the input mode of
the source equipment, either analogue, digital or HDMI (depending on the
connection made on the rear panel). You may have already assigned this
in the ‘Audio In/Out Setup Menu’ in the OSD.
DSP modes
These modes allow a surround-sound experience from source material that
has no encoding at all. The surround sound effect is achieved by Digital
Signal Processing of the Analogue or Digital stereo source used. Five modes
are possible: Movie, Music, Room, Theatre and Hall.
Stereo/Stereo + Sub
Only the Front Left and Front Right speakers (and subwoofer if selected) have
output in this mode. If an analogue source is selected it will be converted to
digital via 24 bit A/D converters to allow digital domain sub creation and
bass/treble controls.
If a digital source is selected the 551R will be processing either LPCM stereo
(from the digital outputs of a CD player for instance) or a Stereo downmix of
DD or DTS material (from the digital output of a DVD player for instance).
The digital, analogue or HDMI icons on the display show which is the
currently selected input type.
Note: The 551R stores the input type for each source so that it is
automatically recalled when that source is selected again.
Selecting the desired listening mode
Select an appropriate mode for the source material/type you are listening to
by pressing the Stereo or Surround Modes button and cycling through submodes where available.
Other modes
Analogue Stereo Direct
Selects the analogue inputs for the current source directly with no A/D
conversion, DSP processing, Bass/Treble or subwoofer channel active.
Provides the very best fidelity for analogue Hi-Fi source equipment. In this
mode the 551R is acting just like a normal Hi-Fi integrated amplifier.
Multi Channel PCM
Some playback devices (in particular Blu-ray players) are able to decode
some of the above formats themselves internally and then output the
decoded audio as Multi Channel PCM to the 551R. In addition Blu-ray disks
can support native unencoded Multi Channel PCM soundtracks (of up to 8
channels) on the disc itself. In either case if your player can output these over
HDMI the 551R is able to receive them in Multi-Channel PCM mode.
In all cases the first time a mode button is pressed the 551R will report the
current decoding mode on the front panel display. Pressing the button again
will then cycle to the next available mode (if there is one). If no button is
pressed for 4 or 5 seconds the 551R returns to normal operation without
changing mode.
Stereo Modes - Selects 2 channel Stereo operation for stereo material,
pressing again selects Stereo + Sub mode.
This is a digitally processed mode that allows bass and treble controls, and
sub generation if required. The input can be either analogue (in which case
it will be turned into digital by 24 bit A/D conversion) or natively digital.
Surround Modes - Selects a range of digital surround modes for the
appropriately digitally encoded material
Note: Some Surround Sound types (such as the Dolby and DTS HD) are
available only from Blu-ray disc over HDMI.
Pressing the Surround Modes button will cause the 551R to lock onto the
incoming bitstream and select the first available mode for the current
bitstream type.
In some circumstances (see tables) pressing the button again will switch to
an alternative decoding option.
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ProLogic and Neo:6 are both available in various guises to decode
appropriately encoded soundtracks. Additionally DSP modes are available to
process sources with no encoding at all. Due to the matrix encoding process
none of these modes incorporate flags that tell the 551R the type of
encoding used in the source material. Thus you must manually select these
modes.
Pressing the Surround Modes button when the 551R has locked to a DD/DTS
bitstream will present more options where possible including Post-Processed
modes.
These are modes that allow extra processing to be applied after the main
surround-sound decoding. For instance Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLII Music.
Which adds a 5.1 ProLogic decode to a Stereo Dolby Digital decode to turn 2
channel stereo into 5.1.
For 7.1 Speaker setups, the number of decoding possibilities increases as
shown in the following ‘Decode modes’ tables. Several extra Post Processing
modes are available using either Prologic IIx or Neo:6.
Incoming Dolby Digital/DTS streams are always shown on the front
panel display as Dolby Digital (x/x).x or DTS (x/x).x, where the
bracketed numbers indicate the active channels in the source material.
Active output channels are shown by the icons on the right hand side
of the front panel display. Possible incoming DD/DTS types are:
(1/0)
- Mono, Centre channel only
(2/0)
- Left/Right stereo
(2/0).1
- Left/Right stereo and LFE (Sub)
(2/2)
- Left/Right stereo and Left/Right surround
(3/0)
- Left, Centre, Right
(3/0).1
- Left, Centre, Right and LFE (Sub)
(3/2).1
- 5.1: Left, Right, Centre, Left Surround, Right Surround and
LFE (Sub)
(3/4).1
- 7.1: Left, Right, Centre, Left Surround, Right Surround,
Surround Back Left, Surround Back Right and LFE (Sub)
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Decode modes - 5.1 speaker setup
Incoming
audio
format
Native
channel
resolution
Modes available
Output
channels
PCM
2
PCM
PCM + PLII Movie
PCM + PLII Music
PCM + PLII Game
PCM + Neo:6 Cinema
PCM + Neo:6 Music
Movie
Music
Room
Theatre
Hall
2"
>5.1
>5.1
>5.1
>5.1
>5.1
>5.1 !
>5.1 !
>5.1 !
>5.1 !
>5.1 !
Dolby Digital (2/0)
2
Dolby Digital (2/0)
Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLII Movie
Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLII Music
Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLII Game
2"
>5.1
>5.1
>5.1
Dolby Digital
5.1
Dolby Digital (3/2).1
5.1
Dolby Digital EX
6.1
Dolby Digital EX (3/3).1
5.1<
DTS (2/0)
2
DTS (2/0)
2"
DTS
5.1
DTS (3/2).1
5.1
DTS ES Matrix
6.1
DTS ES Matrix (3/3).1
5.1<
DTS ES Discrete
6.1
DTS ES Discrete (3/3).1
5.1<
DTS 96/24
5.1
DTS 96/24
5.1
Multi Channel PCM
5.1 $
Multi PCM (3/2).1
5.1
Multi Channel PCM
7.1 $
Multi PCM (3/4).1
5.1<
Dolby Digital Plus
5.1 $
Dolby Digital Plus (3/2).1
5.1
Dolby Digital Plus
7.1 $
Dolby Digital Plus (3/4).1
5.1<
Dolby True HD
5.1 $
Dolby True HD (3/2).1
5.1 &
Dolby True HD
7.1 $
Dolby True HD (3/4).1
5.1< &
DTS HD High Resolution
5.1 $
DTS-HD HR (3/2).1
5.1
DTS HD High Resolution
7.1 $
DTS-HD HR (3/4).1
5.1<
DTS Master Audio
5.1 $
DTS-HD MA (3/2).1
5.1 &
DTS Master Audio
7.1 $
DTS-HD MA (3/4).1
5.1< &
Key (all tables)
5.1< Indicates a 5.1 decode of 6.1 or 7.1 material (phantom back
centre).
>5.1 Indicates a 5.1 output created by a 2.0 decode post processed to
5.1.
>7.1 Indicates 7.1 output created by a 2.0 or 5.1 decode, postprocessed to 7.1.
# 7.1 Upmix of 5.1 material, Left and Right Surrounds mixed to both
Left and Right Surrounds and Left and Right Rear Surrounds.
% 7.1 ‘upmix’ of 6.1 material. Center back surround channel played
back via two mono rear surrounds. Acoustically this is actually a
native format presentation.
" Stereo or Stereo + Sub, Press Stereo Modes Button to change.
! Digital Signal Processing created modes for signals with no encoding.
$ Available via HDMI inputs only.
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& Lossless encoded format.
Note: Bold entries are being output in their native resolution/format.
In all cases, pressing the Stereo Modes button always cycles round:
Stereo Modes
Output channels
Stereo + Sub
2.1
Stereo
2
Either native Stereo or downmix of DD/DTS 5.1/6.1/7.1 etc.
Pressing a mode button will first cause the 551R to scroll the
current decode mode across the front panel display. Pressing the
mode button again whilst text is scrolling on the display or within 4
seconds of it finishing will select and display the next available
mode.
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Decode modes - 7.1 speaker setup
Incoming
audio
format
Native
channel
resolution
Modes available
Output
channels
PCM
2
When the source has been
appropriately encoded PLII gives
5 channel Neo:6 6 channel and
PLIIx 7 channel matrix encoding
PCM
PCM + PLIIx Movie
PCM + PLIIx Music
PCM + PLIIx Game
PCM + Neo:6 Cinema
PCM + Neo:6 Music
Movie
Music
Room
Theatre
Hall
2"
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1 !
>7.1 !
>7.1 !
>7.1 !
>7.1 !
Dolby Digital (2/0)
2
Dolby Digital (2/0)
Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLIIx Movie
Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLIIx Music
Dolby Digital (2/0) + PLIIx Game
2"
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
Dolby Digital
5.1
Dolby Digital (3/2).1 + EX
Dolby Digital (3/2).1
Dolby Digital (3/2).1 + PLIIx Movie
Dolby Digital (3/2).1 + PLIIx Music
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
5.1
Dolby Digital EX
6.1
Dolby Digital EX (3/3).1 Upmix
Dolby Digital (3/3).1 + PLIIx Movie
Dolby Digital (3/3).1 + PLIIx Music
7.1 %
>7.1
>7.1
DTS (2/0)
2
DTS (2/0)
DTS (2/0) + PLIIx Movie
DTS (2/0) + PLIIx Music
DTS (2/0) + Neo:6 Cinema
DTS (2/0) + Neo:6 Music
2"
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1 %
>7.1 %
DTS
5.1
DTS (3/2).1 Upmix
DTS (3/2).1
DTS (3/2).1 + PLIIx Movie
DTS (3/2).1 + PLIIx Music
DTS (3/2).1 + Neo:6 Cinema
DTS (3/2).1 + Neo:6 Music
>7.1 #
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1 %
>7.1 %
5.1
DTS ES Matrix
6.1
DTS ES Matrix (3/3).1 Upmix
DTS ES Matrix (3/3).1 + PLIIx Movie
DTS ES Matrix (3/3).1 + PLIIx Music
DTS ES Matrix (3/3).1 + Neo:6 Cinema
DTS ES Matrix (3/3).1 + Neo:6 Music
7.1 %
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1 %
>7.1 %
DTS ES Discrete
6.1
DTS ES Discrete (3/3).1 Upmix
DTS ES Discrete (3/3) + PLIIx Movie
DTS ES Discrete (3/3) + PLIIx Music
DTS ES Discrete (3/3) + Neo:6 Cinema
DTS ES Discrete (3/3) + Neo:6 Music
7.1 %
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1 %
>7.1 %
DTS 96/24
5.1
DTS 96/24 Upmix
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 (3/2).1 + PLIIx Movie
DTS 96/24 (3/2).1 + PLIIx Music
DTS 96/24 (3/2).1 + Neo:6 Cinema
DTS 96/24 (3/2).1 + Neo:6 Music
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
>7.1
5.1
Multi Channel PCM
5.1 $
Multi PCM 3/2.1
Multi PCM (3/2).1 + PLIIx Movie
Multi PCM (3/2).1 + PLIIx Music
5.1
>7.1
>7.1
Multi Channel PCM
7.1 $
Multi PCM 3/4.1
7.1
Dolby Digital Plus
5.1 $
Dolby Digital Plus (3/2).1 Upmix
Dolby Digital Plus (3/2).1
Dolby Digital Plus (3/2).1 + PLIIx Movie
Dolby Digital Plus (3/2).1 + PLIIx Music
>7.1 #
>7.1
>7.1
5.1
Dolby Digital Plus
7.1 $
Dolby Digital Plus (3/4).1
7.1
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Decode modes - 7.1 speaker setup
Incoming
audio
format
Native
channel
resolution
Modes available
Output
channels
Dolby True HD
5.1 $
Dolby True HD (3/2).1 Upmix
Dolby True HD (3/2).1
Dolby True HD (3/2).1* + PLIIx Movie
Dolby True HD (3/2).1* + PLIIx Music
>7.1 &#
>7.1
>7.1
5.1 &
Dolby True HD
7.1 $
Dolby True HD (3/4).1
7.1 &
DTS HD High Resolution
5.1$
DTS-HD HR (3/2).1 Upmix
DTS-HD HR (3/2).1
>7.1 #
5.1
DTS HD High Resolution
7.1$
DTS-HD HR (3/4).1
7.1
DTS HD Master Audio
5.1 $
DTS-HD MA (3/2).1 Upmix
DTS-HD MA (3/2).1
>7.1 &#
5.1 &
DTS HD Master Audio
7.1 $
DTS-HD MA (3/4).1
7.1 &
* <=96kHz
Using the Tuner
Press the Info button on the remote and go through the displayed functions.
There are functions for PS, PTY, CT and RT:
PS (Station Name) - current station name will be shown
PTY (Program Type) - current name type of the program will be shown
CT (Clock/Time) - current time from Radio Station will be displayed.
1. Press the Tuner FM/AM button on the front panel or remote control to
select Tuner mode.
2. Press the Tuner FM/AM button again to select FM or AM if desired.
3. Press the Mode/Store button on the front panel (or Mode button on the
remote control) to select automatic tuning, manual tuning or preset mode.
4. Press the Tuning + and Tuning - buttons (or the left and right arrow buttons
on the remote) to select the station you want to listen to.
In automatic tuning mode the unit scans to the next strong station. In manual
tuning mode the user can step manually through the frequencies. In preset
mode the unit cycles through the presets only.
Two FM modes are available, stereo and mono - Press the Stereo Mono
button on the remote to alternate between Stereo mode and Mono mode. If
the Display button is pressed, the RDS station names of FM stations will be
displayed if available.
Storing stations
Note: Clock/Time will be only transmitted from local radio station once a
minute. If the Clock - Time is not available the message “NO CT” will appear
briefly on the display.
RT (Radiotext) - some Text messages will be shown.
Lip sync
The 551R can if required apply a small delay to the audio playback to
resynchronise it to any video playback which appears to be behind the audio
in time.
This can sometimes happen if the video is slightly delayed by a player or TV
performing a lot of video processing.
Pressing the Lip Sync button on the remote will bring up the
current Lip Sync value on the 551Rs main display and allow
adjustments in 10mS (10 thousandths of a second) increments.
Setting the Lip sync value to 0 causes Lip Sync delay to be turned off.
1. Tune in a station you wish to store as explained previously.
2. Press and hold the Mode/Store button (or use the Store button on the
remote) for 5 seconds.
3. Use the Tuning+/- buttons to select a preset station number (1-15). The
station number will be displayed on the screen.
4. Press the Mode/Store button (or use the Store button on the remote) to
memorise the frequency.
Radio Data Systems (RDS)
RDS is a method for the transmission of additional information from local
radio stations. It is only available in FM mode. RDS will only work if the local
broadcasting stations have RDS transmission and the signal is strong
enough.
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Note: The Lip sync value is stored and recalled separately for each source.
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The 551R supports an Audio Return Channel (ARC) function from TVs that
also support this function (which must feature an HDMI1.4 input and have
actually implemented the ARC feature, see your TVs manual).
ARC allows a TV to send audio back down its incoming HDMI lead to the
551Rs HDMI output socket.
This function allows the 551R to play back the audio from a TVs built-in
terrestrial cable or satellite tuner whilst you watch it’s picture.
To enable the use of ARC navigate to the select TV– ARC and use the
up/down buttons to select the Enabled setting.
Audio In/Out Setup Menu
BD/DVD
Video 1
Video 2
CD/Aux
Tape/MD/CDR
:
:
:
:
:
HDMI 1
Digital
HDMI 3
Analog
Analog
Preamp Out
TV ARC
:
:
Ext 2ch
Enable
Return : [OSD]
Using ARC
ARC can be started in one of two ways. If your TV supports it there may be a
menu item to start ARC on your TV.
Your TV then sends commands to the 551R which cause it to start an ARC
session and ‘TV-ARC’ will appear on the front panel display automatically.
Some TVs may also start an ARC session whenever you select the in-built
tuner and stop when you select another source.
Alternatively you can start ARC by pressing the CD/Aux/TV button twice on
the 551R (as long as TV-ARC has been enabled in the 551Rs OSD as above).
The first press selects CD/Aux, the second selects ARC and ‘TV-ARC’ appears
on the front panel display. The 551R will then send commands to the TV over
HDMI to try to start an ARC session.
You can use the up/down buttons to make changes to the picture or press
Pic.Adj. again to move to the next item.
Adjustments are available for Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation and
4:3/16:9 Zoom.
A second feature of the Picture Adjustment button is setting the output
resolution for the scaler (this can also be done in the OSD see earlier
section).
If the button is pressed and held for 10 seconds approx the 551R will show
the current scaler output resolution on the 551Rs front panel display.
Holding for a further 10S will change the output resolution to the next
available one (and allow time for the TV to re-sync).
Holding further will continue the process and the video output will gradually
move through all possible resolutions 480i 50Hz, 576i 60HZ, 720p 50Hz,
720p 60Hz, 1080i 50Hz, 1080i 60Hz, 1080p 50Hz and 1080p 60Hz (and
back round).
This feature can be useful if the scaler output is accidentally set to a
resolution your TV does not support and picture is lost.
By pressing and holding Pic.Adj. you can cause the 551R to scroll through all
resolutions automatically. Simply let go of the button when a visible video
image at a suitable resolution appears.
Audio split mode
In some circumstances the 551R is able to allow the user to view one source
whilst listening to another. For instance you could watch the video of a sports
channel whilst getting an audio commentary from another such as the Tuner.
To perform Audio Split:
1. Select the source you wish to watch in the normal way.
2. Press and hold the button for the source you wish to listen to. After 4
seconds approx “Audio Split” will scroll across the display and you will now
be listening to that source instead. Video will not have changed.
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To finish ARC simply disengage it on your TV or press a different source
button on the 551R.
Picture Adjustment
For sources that have had the Scaler set to Process the 551R can provide
some picture adjustments.
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The 551R allows splitting from any source whatever its video input type
(Composite, S-Video, Component or HDMI) but only to sources where
analogue or digital audio is the current audio input type, not HDMI.
If the combination is not allowed “Mode Unavailable” will instead scroll
across the display and no change will be made.
To cancel audio split mode simply select a new source and normal operation
will be resumed.
These adjustments are remembered source by source.
Pressing a source for which the scaler is in Bypass will do nothing.
Pressing a source for which the scaler is set to Process will bring up the first
adjustment item, shown at the top of the screen as below:
Brightness
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Audio Return Channel
551R
Advanced setup
For most users the basic four stage setup process (Page 14 onwards) should
be sufficient for normal use.
However the 551R also features many more advanced settings for users who
wish to further customise the settings and operation to personal preference.
See diagram below of a bi-amped system (only front left and right speakers
shown).
Note: Bi-wire links must be removed on the speaker’s terminals.
Sub crossovers and bass management
As covered in the ‘551R Setup’ section the 551R performs bass
management for any speaker that is set to ‘Small’ in the OSD. This means
that bass for speakers that are unable to reproduce bass effectively is
instead routed to the subwoofer.
Speaker Impedance 4-8 Ohms
Surround
Back Right
Surround
Back Left/
Surround Back
7.1
6.1
Front
Right
Front
Left
Surround
Right
Centre
Surround
Left
5.1
Speaker Crossover Menu
Front L/R
Centre
Surr. L/R
Surr. LB/RB
:
:
:
:
80Hz
80Hz
80Hz
80Hz
Tone/Sub/LFE configuration
Select the ‘Tone/Sub/LFE’ menu:
Return : [OSD]
Tone/Sub/LFE Menu
The crossover adjustments in the Speaker crossover menu are used to
determine the point as which this transition is made. In other words they set
the frequency below which bass is routed away from any ‘Small’ speakers
and into the Subwoofer channel. It should be understood that bass sent to
the subwoofer by bass management is different to bass encoded into the
surround-sound material as a dedicated Low Frequency Effects channel.
If the source material contains a separate LFE channel (ie DD or DTS
material) this is always routed to the subwoofer (if it is On) and is not affected
by the crossover setting. Some encoding types (Such as Dolby PLII/IIx and
Neo:6) do not actually have a LFE channel.
The default setting for all bass management crossovers is 80Hz and is a
good global starting point. If you do not wish to make any adjustments simply
leave all crossovers at this default setting.
Note: These settings are actually only used for speakers that have been set
to Small in the Speaker Configuration Menu.
For advanced users it is however possible to adjust the speaker crossovers
used for any speakers set as ‘Small’ independently to allow for the fact that
you may wish to direct bass away from front floorstanding speakers (and to
the Subwoofer) at perhaps 50Hz but away from Surround Left and Rights at
perhaps 100Hz. If you wish to make these adjustments it is best to consult
your loudspeaker manufacturers documentation or contact your dealer to
determine the frequency response of your system and where each speaker
types bass response starts to tail off (often called the 3dB or 6dB roll
off/cutoff point). This would be approximately the point the corresponding
crossover should be set to.
Bi-amping
If you a running a 5.1 (or less) speaker setup only the 551R allows for biamping of the front left and right channels. It will be seen in the Speaker
Configuration menu that with the Decode mode set as 5.1 a Bi-amp On/Off
item appears.
Speaker Config Menu
Decode Mode
Front L/R
Centre
Surr. L/R
:
:
:
:
5.1
Large
Small
Small
Subwoofer
:
Yes
Biamp
:
No
Return : [OSD]
When selected, the 551R sends the front left and right signals to the SBL and
SBR outputs as well.
In conjunction with bi-wireable/bi-ampable speakers this allows you to use
two runs of speaker cable to each speaker with a dedicated amplifier
channel for the bass and treble drivers of each speaker which can slightly
increase the sound quality.
Bass
Treble
LFE Trim
Dolby Digital/DTS Sub Trim
Dolby Digital/DTS Bass Aug
Dolby PLIIx/NEO Sub Trim
Dolby PLIIx/NEO Bass Aug
Stereo+Sub Trim
:
:
:
:
:
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
Off
0dB
Off
0dB
Return : [OSD]
The Bass response can be adjusted +/- 10dB @ 100Hz (shelving). The Treble
response can be adjusted +/-10dB @ 10kHz (shelving). The “Tone” icon will
light up on the display if these controls are adjusted away from 0dB (flat). The
Subwoofer crossover point can also be adjusted from 40 to 150Hz in 10Hz
steps and also to 200Hz.
The 551R incorporates a couple of advanced Bass Management features.
The overall Sub Level for DD/DTS modes, PLII/x/Neo:6 modes and Stereo +
Sub mode can be set to different levels. This can be useful if you prefer to
have a high level of Sub operation whilst watching movies but a lower level
for music playback. The three levels are simply adjusted by up to +/-10dB in
the OSD. The second feature is that the way Bass Management is applied
can be changed.
In normal operation (Bass Augment Off) if the Front speakers are set to
‘Small’ (in the ‘Speaker Config’ menu) their bass is re-directed by high-pass
filtering the Fronts and sending that bass to the Sub channel (i.e. bass is
removed from the Fronts and sent to the Sub). If they are set to ‘Large’ no
filtering takes place and no bass is sent from them to the Sub channel.
However with the Bass Augment function On and the Front speakers set to
‘Large’, bass from the Front Left and Right is now sent to the Sub channel
without any filtering of the Front Left and Right taking place (i.e. these
channels remain full range). In other words, the bass in the Sub channel is
augmented by extra bass from the Front Left and Right channels. If the Front
Left and Right are set ‘Small’, Bass Augment has no effect and operation is
the same as for Bass Augment Off.
Bass Augment can be On or Off separately for DD/DTS or PLII/IIx/Neo:6
operation.
There is no Bass Augment function for Stereo + Sub mode because in this
mode if the Front speakers are set to ‘Large’ they will actually always be
unfiltered.
Bass Augment can be a useful function with PLII/IIx and Neo:6 material
because these encoding types do not include an LFE Channel. This would
normally mean that if all the speakers in your setup were set to ‘Large’, the
subwoofer would in fact be inactive (as no bass has been re-directed plus
there is no LFE channel). If it is desired to have the subwoofer running with
all Large Speakers and these encoding types, enable Bass Augment for
PLII/Neo6 and then set the Crossover points and levels by ear. A Sub channel
will now be created from the Front Left and Right channels without filtering
them. As with all adjustments it is a good idea to experiment to determine
what works best with your particular setup.
Note: These adjustments work in all digitally processed Stereo or Surround
modes but not in Analogue Stereo Direct or 7.1 Direct modes.
The LFE channel (for DD / DTS material) can also be trimmed by up to 10dB
in 1dB steps useful for late night listening or other situations where it might
be desired to reduce the low frequency effect level perhaps temporarily.
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Bass/Treble adjustments can also be made from the remote without
entering the OSD by pressing the Bass/Treble button and then using the Vol
Up/Down buttons.
Sub trim adjustments can also be made from the remote without the OSD
by holding down the Sub On/Off button and using the Vol Up/Down buttons
whilst it is kept down.
OSD setup
Dynamic range control
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Remember the LFE is the Low Frequency Effects channel encoded into the
disc and is different to the over all sub level which can include bass
management from the other speakers.
551R
Advanced Dolby/DTS Setup
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Panorama
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Centre Width
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Dimension
DTS HD Spkr Remap
Dolby DRC
:
:
:
:
:
Off
0
3
1
Auto
Return : [OSD]
This setting controls the dynamic range of Dolby Digital movie soundtracks by
compressing the audio to limit the difference in level between loud and quiet
passages in the movie.
On-Screen Display is available on all video outputs.
OSD Setup Menu
Language
Firmware
:
:
English
1.6/1.6/1.0
(MCU/HDMI/DSP)
This can be a useful feature when watching movies late at night for instance.
Three settings are possible:
Auto – Compression is always applied for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus
soundtracks. The application and amount of compression to Dolby True HD
soundtracks is dictated by the soundtrack itself.
Off – No Compression (normal full dynamic range playback)
Return : [OSD]
The OSD can be shown in several different languages. To change the OSD
language highlight the ‘Language’ menu and use the Left and Right arrows
to select between English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian,
Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. Press the OSD button again to exit and save
the options.
On – Compression is always applied for all Dolby soundtracks (reduced
dynamic range playback)
Advanced Dolby/DTS adjustments
The first three adjustments affect Dolby Prologic II or IIx processing (or postprocessing) in Music mode only. Movie and Game modes where available are
preset as part of their specification to match the encoding or provide a
specific effect. These adjustments have no affect in these modes.
Advanced Dolby/DTS Setup
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Panorama
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Centre Width
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Dimension
DTS HD Spkr Remap
Dolby DRC
:
:
:
:
:
Off
0
3
1
Auto
Return : [OSD]
Panorama mode - A Prologic II/IIx mode that extends the front Stereo image
to the surround sound speakers for a more enveloping experience. This mode
can be either On or Off.
Centre Width - Allows gradual adjustment of the centre image from being
produced only by the Centre speaker (Setting 0) through levels of being
spread between the centre channel and Left and Right speakers to finally
being produced by the Front Left and Right speakers only (Phantom Centre,
Setting 7). Useful in optimising the Front/Centre/Right soundfield for best
integration of the 3 speakers. Best tuned by ear.
Dimension - Adjusts the soundfield to be gradually shifted from the front of
the room to the back to suit taste, speaker positioning and size of room.
Setting 0 has the image furthest forward, 6 furthest back.
All three adjustments are a matter of personal preference, experiment for the
settings that you prefer when you are using PLII or PLIIx decoding.
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Advanced setup continued
Configuration 4 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Ls, Rs, Lh, Rh
DTS-HD speaker re-map
As there is no “official” speaker layout for discrete 7.1 channel audio it could
be possible that the original master track of a 7.1 soundtrack was mastered
with a different speaker layout than the one being used in your home. DTS
have addressed this issue for DTS-HD Master Audio and High Resolution Audio
by including in the bitstream flags to tell the receiving AV Receiver which of a
7 nominal 7.1 speaker layouts was actually used. By using special DTS
Speaker Remap algorithms the 551R is able to electronically “reposition” the
speakers (i.e. direct the audio propagation), so that the playback matches the
original encoded layout for the best possible sound quality.
A second aim of this technology is that by re-purposing some of the 7.1
available channels it is possible to use some of them to do new things such
as adding a height element to the sound field.
The following digrams show the 7 possible encoding schemes for reference.
The angles quoted refer to the angle from a nominal 0 degrees line through
the centre channel to each speaker either side right or left of that line.
Configurations 1 and 5 are variants of normal 7.1 setups whilst Configuration
6 can increase the available panning of the front channels.
Configurations 2,3,4 and 7 are less conventional and re-purpose some of the
available 7.1 channels to provide an extra height dimension to the sound field
in different ways. Please refer to the DTS website for more details on this new
technology.
Center
Left Height
Right Height
Left (30°)
Right (30°)
LFE
Left Surround (110°)
Right Surround (110°)
Configuration 5 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Ls, Rs, Lsr, Rsr
Center
Left (30°)
Right (30°)
LFE
Left Surround (110°)
Right Surround (110°)
Configuration 1 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Lss, Rss, Lsr, Rsr
Left Surround Rear (150°)
Center
Left (30°)
Right (30°)
LFE
Left Surround Side (90°)
Right Surround Rear (150°)
Configuration 6 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Ls, Rs, Lw, Rw
Right Surround Side (90°)
Center
Left (30°)
Right (30°)
LFE
Left Surround Rear (150°)
Right Surround Rear (150°)
Configuration 2 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Ls, Rs, Lhs, Rhs
Center
Left (30°)
Right (30°)
LFE
Left Height Side (90°)
Right Height Side (90°)
Left Wide (60°)
Right Wide (60°)
Left Surround (110°)
Right Surround (110°)
Configuration 7 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Ls, Rs, Ch, Cs
Left (30°)
Center Height
Right (30°)
LFE
Left Surround (110°)
Right Surround (110°)
Configuration 3 - 7.1 channel: L, C, R, LFE, Ls, Rs, Cs, Oh
Left (30°)
Center Over-Head
Left Surround (110°)
Center Surround
Left Surround (110°)
Center Surround
Center
Right (30°)
LFE
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Center
Right Surround (110°)
Right Surround (110°)
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551R
For playback the 551R expects you to have an actual physical speaker setup
approximately conforming to one of the layouts as shown below.
5.1
Left (30°)
Center
Right (30°)
LFE
RS232C
In addition the unit features 'direct' IR/Control codes as well as toggle codes
for some of their features to simplify programming custom installation
systems. Special direct On/Off and Mute commands can be accessed on the
supplied remote control for teaching into C.I. systems as follows:
1.Press and hold the Standby/On button on the remote control. The remote
first generates it's standby (toggle) command. Keep the button held down,
after 12 seconds an AV receiver “On” command will be generated. If the
button is kept held down for a further 12 seconds, an AV receiver “Off”
command is generated.
Left Surround Rear (150°)
Right Surround Rear (150°)
7.1
Configuration 1
An IR Emitter Input is provided that allows
modulated IR remote control commands to be
received electrically by the unit. An RS232 port is
also featured which allows the 551R to be controlled
by C.I. systems.
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Custom installation (C.I.) use
Repeat this procedure with the Mute, Sub On/Off, Stereo Mono and Tuner
AM/FM buttons to send On/Off commands. The Tuner AM/FM button also
provides unique FM and AM commands to allow switching to a specific band.
A full code table and RS232 protocol for this product is available on the
Cambridge Audio website at www.cambridge-audio.com.
or Configuration 5
Reset/Back-up memory
The 551R has a function that preserves the preset memory and other
settings. In the event of a power failure, or if the power cord of the unit is
disconnected from the mains outlet, the back-up memory will preserve the
preset memory for approximately one week. If the power supply is interrupted
for 7 days or longer, the memory settings will be erased.
For 5.1 setups the situation is simple, the 551R automatically performs any
DTS Speaker Remapping required, mapping any of the 7 incoming
possibilities to this configuration.
For 7.1 there are two alternative speaker setup you might have. These
corresponds to configuration 1 and configuration 5 as above.
If it is desired to reset all settings to their factory defaults (or in the unlikely
event that the unit locks up due to an electrical discharge etc), with the unit
on and out of Standby mode press and hold the DVD and Analogue Stereo
Direct buttons on the front panel for three seconds.
“RESET” will appear briefly on the front panel display before returning to
Standby mode.
Here you need to tell the 551R which configuration best matches your
speaker setup by selecting the DTS-HD speaker menu and selecting the 1 or
5 option.
Advanced Dolby/DTS Setup
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Panorama
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Centre Width
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Dimension
DTS HD Spkr Remap
Dolby DRC
:
:
:
:
:
Off
0
3
1
Auto
Return : [OSD]
The 551R can then perform any speaker re-mapping required automatically,
and maps any of the incoming 7 possibilities to whichever one of the two 7.1
possibilities you have.
Note: This feature by its nature only works for 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio or
DTS HD High Resolution Audio bitstreams.
Also note that where the incoming speaker configuration and your physical
speaker configuration actually match the 551R performs no mapping as
you’d expect.
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Troubleshooting
A low hum or buzz sound can be heard
Power cords or lighting placed near this product.
Analogue inputs not connected securely.
Sound is not audible from one channel
Speaker connections disconnected.
Speaker set to “None” in OSD setup menu.
Sound cuts off when listening to music or there is no
sound even though power is ON
Speaker impedance is less than prescribed for the 551R.
The unit is not adequately ventilated and may be overheating.
Low bass or “phasey” response
Speaker polarity (+/-) of one or more speakers is reversed.
An unusual hissing noise is heard when listening to a radio
broadcast in stereo, but not heard when listening in mono
A slight noise may be heard because the method used for modulation of FM
stereo broadcasts is different than that used for mono broadcasts.
Aerial quality also effects the level of hiss heard.
Noise is excessive in both stereo and monaural radio broadcasts
Poor location and/or direction of the antenna.
Transmitting station is too far away.
No sound from the rear speakers
Source being played is not recorded in surround sound.
Speaker/s set to “None” in OSD setup menu.
A stereo mode has been selected.
No sound from the centre speaker
Centre speaker has been set to “None” in OSD setup menu.
A stereo mode has been selected.
No sound from the subwoofer
Sub has been set to ‘Off’ in the OSD setup menu or via the remote.
DTS Neo:6, DD PLII/IIx modes (which have no LFE channel) have been
selected with all speakers set to “Large”.
Remote control is not working
The batteries are flat.
The remote is too far from the receiver or out of the effective range.
No sound from speakers when connected to a digital
input
Audio input type is set to analogue (check display). Press the Audio Input
Type button to switch to digital.
No sound from speakers when connected to an analogue input
Audio input type is set to digital. Press the Audio Input Type button to switch
to analogue (check display).
Audio input type can also be set in the Input/Output Setup menu of the OSD.
No Sound from any speakers
Receiver is set for ‘Pre-out’ operation.
By entering the OSD menu, selecting the input/output setup menu, the
Preamp out setting can be changed from ‘Normal’ to ‘Pre-out’. This disables
the internal amplifiers when an external decoder amplifier is being used.
Reset this to ‘Normal’ to restore sound.
No Sound from front speakers, but rear speakers work
Receiver is set for ‘Ext 2Ch’ operation.
By entering the OSD menu, selecting the input/output setup menu, the
Preamp out setting can be changed from ‘normal’ to ‘Ext. 2 Ch’. This disables
the internal amplifiers for the front channels when an external amplifier is
being used to drive those channels. Reset this to ‘Normal’ to restore sound.
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551R
Audio
Power Output
All Channels : 110 watts rms per channel,
6 ohms (two channels driven)
General
Architecture
All Channels : 60 watts rms per channel,
8 ohms (all 7 channels driven)
<0.006% @1kHz
Crosstalk
<-60dB @ 1kHz
Frequency response
10Hz - 20kHz -1dB
S/N Ratio
>90dB 'A' weighted
Audio Input Impedance /
Sensitivity
Cirrus Logic CS43122 24 Bit 192kHz
capable DAC for Front Left & Right
Cirrus Logic CS52526 24 Bit 192kHz
capable CODEC for surround
channels + 24 Bit 2 channel A/D
conversion
All Channels : 90 watts rms per channel,
8 ohms (two channels driven)
THD
Cirrus Logic CS497004 dual 32 bit DSP
Faroudja FLI2310 scaler
Audio Inputs
6 Line Level Analogue
Tuner (FM/AM)
7.1 Analogue Input
4 Digital Co-axial, 4 Digital Optical
47kOhms / 175mV or greater
Video Inputs
2 Composite, 2 S-Video,
2 Component Video, 4 HDMI
Digital Input Impedance
75 ohms (Coaxial/S/P DIF)
Main Audio Outputs
Tone Control
- Bass
- Treble
7 Amplified Speaker Outputs
7.1 Preamp outputs
+/-10dB @ 100Hz
+/-10dB @ 10kHz
Main Video Output
1 HDMI
Tuner
- FM mode
- AM mode
Recording Audio Outputs
87.5-108MHz, 75 ohm coaxial aerial
522-1629kHz, 300 ohm loop aerial
1 Line Level Analogue
1 Digital Co-Axial, 1 Digital Optical
Other connections
1 1/4" / 6.35mm Headphone Output
(32 To 600 ohms recommended)
1 IR Emitter In
1 RS232C
1 IEC type mains inlet
Video
Video Levels /Impedance
- Composite (CVBS)
1Vp-p / 75 ohm
- S-Video (S-VHS)
Y 1Vp-p / 75 ohm
C 0.286 Vp-p / 75 ohm
- Component
Y 1Vp-p / 75 ohm
Cb/Cr 0.75Vp-p / 75 ohm
Pb/Pr 0.75Vp-p / 75 ohm
HDMI
HDMI 1.4
EIA/CEA - 861D
HDCP 1.1
ENGLISH
Technical specifications
Standby power consumption <1w
Quiescent power consumption <70w
Max power consumption
700w
Dimensions - H x W x D
110 x 430 x 340mm
Weight
10kg (22lbs)
All audio modes supported except reception of native Direct Stream
Digital (DSD).
ARC and 3D-TV/deep colour pass through supported.
CEC and HEC not supported.
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