Digital Audio Video Receiver
AVR-693/AVR-793
Instruction Manual
Warnings
List of Contents
Introduction
Specifications
Operation
- What is what
- Procedures
- Menus
Installation
Troubleshooting
Glossary
Thank you for purchasing a Jamo Digital Audio
Video Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and plugging in the unit. Following the
instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain
optimum performance and listening enjoyment
from your new receiver. Please retain this manual
for future reference.
Version A0409.
En
Copyrights
This manual is copyright © Jamo A/S, Denmark, 2004. All rights reserved.
Copying – fully or partly – is only permitted:
• For personal use as a user of this specific Jamo equipment, or
• With specific written permission from Jamo A/S, Denmark.
Manufacturer
Jamo A/S
Elmevej 8, Glyngøre
DK-7870 Roslev
Denmark
Tel.: +45-99 76 76 76
Fax: +45-99 76 76 00
www.jamo.com
Declaration of conformity
We, Jamo A/S (see "Manufacturer" above), declare in own
responsibility, that the JAMO product described in this instruction
manual is in compliance with the corresponding technical standards
such as EN60065, EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
Glyngøre, Denmark
-----------------------------------------------Jens Portefée Hansen
Test & Reliability Engineer
Jamo A/S
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Important safety instructions
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not remove cover (or
back). No user-serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
WARNING
AVIS
RISK OF ELECTRIC CHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOK ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “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 (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
1. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future
reference.
3. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the appliance
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions – All installation and operating instructions should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture – Do not use the appliance
near water – for example, near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
6. Cleaning – Unplug the appliance from the wall
outlet before cleaning. The appliance should be
cleaned with a dry cloth or only as recommended by the manufacturer.
7. Ventilation – Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the appliance and to protect it
from overheating. These openings must not be
blocked or covered. Do not use the appliance on
a bed, sofa, rug, or other soft surface. Newspapers, table clothes, curtains, and other items
can inadvertently block ventilation slots. Do not
place the unit near curtains that could obstruct
the ventilation. If you install the appliance in a
built-in installation, such as a bookcase or rack,
ensure that there is adequate ventilation. Leave
20 cm (8") of free space at the top and sides and
10 cm (4") at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf
or board above the appliance should be set 10
cm (4") away from the rear panel or wall,
creating a flue-like gap for warm air to escape.
8. Heat – The appliance should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifier) that produce heat.
9. Grounding or Polarization – The appliance
may be equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider
than the other). This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace
your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A grounding type plug has two blades and a
third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong is provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10. Power-Cord Protection – Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the appliance.
11. Attachments – Do not use attachments not
recommended by the appliance manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
Accessories – Do not place the appliance on
an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.
The appliance may fall, causing serious injury to
a child or adult, and serious damage to the
appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the appliance. Any
mounting of the appliance should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
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An appliance and cart PORTABLE CART WARNING
combination should be
moved with care to
avoid injury from tipover. Quick stops,
excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may
cause the appliance
and cart combination
to overturn.
12. Lightning – For added protection for the
appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is
left unattended and unused for long periods of
time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the appliance due to
lightning and power-line surges.
13. Servicing – Do not attempt to service the
appliance yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or
other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
Damage Requiring Service – Unplug the
appliance form the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the appliance,
C. If the appliance has been exposed to rain or
water,
D. If the appliance does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive
work by a qualified technician to restore the
appliance to its normal operation,
E. If the appliance has been dropped or
damaged in any way, and
F. When the appliance exhibits a distinct
change in performance – this indicates a
need for service.
14. Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects
of any kind into the appliance through openings
as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short-out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. The appliance should not be
exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases should be
placed on the appliance. Don’t put candles or
other burning objects on top of this unit.
15. Batteries – Always consider the environmental
issues and follow local regulations when
disposing of batteries.
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Precautions
1. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than
personal use is illegal without permission of the
copyright holder.
2. AC Fuse
The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not
user-serviceable. If power does not come on,
contact your Jamo authorized service station.
3. Care
From time to time you should wipe the front and rear
panels and the cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier
dirt, dampen a soft cloth in a weak solution of mild
detergent and water, wring it out dry, and wipe off
the dirt. Then dry immediately with a clean cloth. Do
not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or other
chemical solvents or cloths since these could
damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.
4. Power
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION
CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit will
be used meets the required voltage (e.g., AC 230 V,
50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the rear panel.
Worldwide models are equipped with a voltage
selector to conform to local power supplies. Be sure
to set this switch to match the voltage of the power
supply in your area before plugging in the unit.
For British models
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the
power supply cord of this unit should be performed
only by qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are colored in
accordance with the following code:
Blue : Neutral
Brown : Live
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the colored
markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows: The wire which is colored blue
must be connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter N or colored black. The wire which is
colored brown must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L or colored red.
IMPORTANT
A 5 ampere fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse
need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amperes and that it is
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362. Check for the
ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME
THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND
THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF
SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE
ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS
INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMPERE SOCKET.
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
For Canadian models
NOTE: THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
For models having a power cord with a polarized
plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Modèle pour les Canadien
REMARQUE: CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE LA
CLASSE B EST CONFORME À LA NORME NMB003 DU CANADA.
Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisée:
For U.S. models
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to Section 820-40 of the NEC
which provides guidelines for proper grounding and,
in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building,
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS
ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS
LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
JUSQU’AU FOND.
FCC INFORMATION FOR USER
CAUTION:
The user changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
NOTE:
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:
• Reorient 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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List of Contents
Introduction
Important safety instructions ................................3
Precautions ..........................................................4
Your Jamo AVR 693 Audio Video Receiver is designed for the demanding surround-sound user. It
represents a new generation of sound reproduction
using digital technology as far as possible. Seen
from the user it has the same basic functions as a
traditional surround sound receiver PLUS a number
of digital audio features: It handles digital input
signals from for example CD, DVD, satellite radio
stations and satellite TV. This means better sound
reproduction from CD and DVD and it means access
to digital radio and DVD/TV with surround sound.
List of Contents ......................................................6
Introduction.............................................................6
Specifications .........................................................6
Operation.................................................................7
What is what – Front panel...................................7
What is what – Remote control ............................9
What is what – Display .......................................10
Procedures ............................................................11
Using the remote control ....................................11
On/off and selecting source ...............................11
Sound level control.............................................11
Switching the amplifier off ..................................11
Tuner (analog radio receiver) .............................11
SLEEP TIMER....................................................12
Speaker balance ................................................12
Speaker B...........................................................12
Phones ...............................................................12
Video 2 connectors.............................................12
Listening mode setting .......................................12
Listening modes .................................................12
Listening modes available ...............................12
Input (source) modes ......................................13
Night mode (DR COMP).....................................13
Working with menus ...........................................14
Example: Sleep timer ......................................15
Installation.............................................................17
Unpacking...........................................................17
Before connecting the amplifier..........................17
Rear panel connections......................................18
Connecting the antennas ...................................20
Remote control installation .................................20
Placing the speakers in the room.......................21
Connecting the speakers....................................22
Connecting audio and video sources .................23
Connectors and cables....................................23
Connections.....................................................23
Setting up the amplifier.......................................24
Troubleshooting ...................................................25
Glossary ................................................................27
Specifications
Power output:
Front ............................................... 2x120W/2x135W
Surround ......................................... 2x120W/2x135W
Center .....................................................120W/135W
Center surround/Surround Back......... 120W/2x135W
Total harmonic distortion ..................................0.08%
Frequency response .......... 20–20,000Hz, +1dB/-3dB
Surround Level .... -15dB~+10dB to main output level
Center Level ........ -15dB~+10dB to main output level
Subwoofer Level .. -15dB~+10dB to main output level
Power supply ..........................................230V/50Hz
Tuning Range:
FM........................................................ 87.5–108MHz
AM........................................................520–1710KHz
Output modes:
• 6 Stereo (7 Stereo), 5 Stereo and Stereo ("Pure
Audio")
• Dolby Digital
• Dolby Digital EX
• Dolby PL (Pro Logic)
• Dolby Pro Logic II Cinema
• Dolby Pro Logic II Music
• Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema
• Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music
• DTS.
• DTS-ES
• Neo:6 Cinema / Music.
Input signal modes:
2-channel stereo, PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby EX,
DTS, and DTS ES from analog, digital coax or digital
optical input.
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Operation
What is what – Front panel (AVR-693)
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1.
STANDBY/ON: Press the STANDBY/ON
button to switch power of the unit ON or OFF.
10. VIDEO 2 IN: Connect composite video from
VIDEO 2 to (10).
2.
SOURCE: Press this is button to cycle through
the input sources (FM, AM, CD, etc.).
11. S-VIDEO: If your VIDEO 2 unit instead has SVideo output, then connect the S-Video output
to (11).
3.
AUDIO SELECTOR: For the source selected
by (2), select the ANALOG input or a
connected digital input COAX 1-2 (or 3 AVR793 only) or OPT 1-2 (or 3 AVR-793 only). The
selection is saved.
4.
SURROUND: Toggle this button to cycle
through the various digital signal processing
modes and surround sound effects. Only
available if PURE AUDIO (13) is switched
OFF.
6.
Cursor & ENTER/SET: Press ba`_ buttons
to scroll through menu selection and press §
button to select main menu.
7.
MENU: Press to view menu on front panel
display or TV connected to MONITOR. Press
the cursor b/a buttons to scroll through the
menu list `/_ to change value, and press §
button to select a main menu. See page 14.
12. DIGITAL IN – OPTICAL: If your player has an
optical digital output, connect it to the
OPTICAL jack on this unit. Name: OPTICAL 3.
13. PURE AUDIO: Toggle to activate/deactivate
analog input signal bypass digital processing.
When activated SURROUND (4) modes
cannot be selected.
14. TUNING: Press to enable the `/_ cursor
buttons to change the frequency one step at a
time until the right frequency has been reached
or until optimum reception is obtained.
15. AM/FM: Press AM/FM key can power on and
switch tuner function. Press to toggle through
AM and FM modes.
8.
VOLUME: Turn clockwise to adjust the sound
level up, or turn counter-clockwise to adjust
sound level down.
16. SPEAKER B: Press to select enable front left
and front right speaker channel to play
simultaneously to Room B. Surround left and
surround right speaker channels will be silent
when this is activated. Press again to deactivate Room B speakers.
9.
VIDEO 2, L – AUDIO - R: Connect left-right
audio signal from VIDEO 2 to (9).
17. HEADPHONE JACK SOCKET: Connect
headphone jack here.
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Operation
What is what – Front panel (AVR-793)
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4
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STANDBY/ON: Press the STANDBY/ON
button to switch power of the unit ON or OFF.
2.
SOURCE: Press this is button to cycle through
the input sources (FM, AM, CD, etc.).
3.
AUDIO SELECTOR: For the source selected
by (2), select the ANALOG input or a connected
digital input COAX 1-2 (or 3 AVR-793 only) or
OPT 1-2 (or 3 AVR-793 only). The selection is
saved.
4.
6.
7.
SURROUND: Toggle this button to cycle
through the various digital signal processing
modes and surround sound effects. Only
available if PURE AUDIO (13) is switched OFF.
Cursor & ENTER/SET: Press ba`_ buttons to
scroll through menu selection and press §
button to select main menu.
MENU: Press to view menu on front panel
display or TV connected to MONITOR. Press
the cursor b/a buttons to scroll through the
menu list `/_ to change value, and press §
button to select a main menu. See page 14.
8.
VOLUME: Turn clockwise to adjust the sound
level up, or turn counter-clockwise to adjust
sound level down.
9.
VIDEO 2, L – AUDIO - R: Connect left-right
audio signal from VIDEO 2 to (9).
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11. S-VIDEO: If your VIDEO 2 unit instead has SVideo output, then connect the S-Video output
to (11).
12. DIGITAL IN – OPTICAL: If your player has an
optical digital output, connect it to the OPTICAL
jack on this unit. Name: OPTICAL 3.
13. PURE AUDIO: Toggle to activate/deactivate
analog input signal bypass digital processing.
When activated SURROUND (4) modes cannot
be selected.
14. TUNING: Press to enable the `/_ cursor
buttons to change the frequency one step at a
time until the right frequency has been reached
or until optimum reception is obtained.
15. AM/FM: Press AM/FM key can power on and
switch tuner function. Press to toggle through
AM and FM modes.
16. SPEAKER B: Press to select enable front left
and front right speaker channel to play
simultaneously to Room B. Surround left and
surround right speaker channels will be silent
when this is activated. Press again to deactivate Room B speakers.
17. HEADPHONE JACK SOCKET: Connect
headphone jack here.
18. MUTE. Mutes the sound.
10. VIDEO 2 IN: Connect composite video from
VIDEO 2 to (10).
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19. TONE. Adjust the treble and bass.
What is what – Remote control
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5.
MEMORY: Press button for 5 seconds to
memorize a station. (If there is no signal on this
station, it will be skipped.) To select another Pnumber use the SCAN a or b buttons.
6.
DISPLAY RDS: Display RDS information
(Station name)
7.
PTY: Display PTY (Program Type) information:
News, Jazz, etc.
8.
TONE: Press to toggle through TREBLE and
BASS. Then press VOL a or b button to adjust
level.
9.
DTS: Toggle the DTS key to switch to various
DTS listening modes.
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3
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5
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10. DD
: Toggle the Dolby key to switch to
various Dolby listening modes.
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11. TRIM: Press to toggle through each speaker
channel, and press VOL-up or VOL-down
button to adjust the selected speaker’s relative
sound level up or down.
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12. AUDIO: Press this is button to cycle through
the various audio processing modes.
13. PURE AUDIO: Press to toggle the PURE
AUDIO function: Bypass analog input signal
digital processing = Direct front R/L/Subwoofer
stereo.
14. MENU: Press to view menu on front panel
display/TV. Press the cursor up/down buttons to
scroll through the menu list, and press
ENTER/SET button to select.
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15. Cursor & ENTER group
• Menu mode: Press ba`_ buttons to scroll
through menu selection, and press ENTER
button to select.
• Tuner mode: `/_: Frequency scan up/down.
PRESET ba: Preset station up/down.
16. DIRECT: Press DIRECT remote key to power
on and switch to DIRECT (6 CH) function.
Press again to return to the original setting.
1.
STANDBY: Press to the Receiver ON -press
again to turn it OFF.
2.
Test Tone: Use this button to adjust the relative
sound level in each of the speakers.
3.
CD, TAPE, VID 1 (video 1), AUX, DVD, VCR
and TUNER: Press to power on and select it for
input.
4.
TUNER: Press to power on and switch to tuner
function. Press to toggle between AM and FM
modes.
17. MUTE: Press to turn the sound off. Press again
to return the sound to its previous level.
18. NUMBER buttons
19. VOL a / b: Press to adjust the sound level up
and down.
20. DVD button group: A set of DVD player
remote control functions, see the manual for
your DVD player (DVD-593).
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What is what – Display
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1. Input signals in the following channels:
• L: Front Left
• C: Front Center
• R: Front Right
• LFE: Low Frequency signal for subwoofer.
• LS: Left Surround
• CS: Center Surround
• S: Surround (left = right)
• RS Right Surround
2. Speakers activated in this mode.
• L: Front Left
• C: Front Center
• R: Front Right
• Sub: Subwoofer signal.
• Ls: Left Surround
• Sbl: Surround back left (AVR-793 only)
• Cs: Center Surround (AVR-693 only)
• Sbr: Surround back right (AVR-793 only)
• Rs: Right Surround
3. Alphanumeric display, for example FM
frequency.
4. kHz (AM) and MHz (FM).
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8. AUDIO DATA TYPE: Audio input data type.
• PCM: Pulse Code Modulation.
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DIGITAL: Dolby digital encoded signal.
• EX: Dolby Digital EX encoded signal.
• dts: DTS encoded signal.
• ES: DTS-ES encoded signal.
9. FM station data, etc. received:
• RDS: Radio Data System: Program ID.
• PTY: Program Type: News, Jazz, etc.
10. MUTE: The mute button has been activated: No
sound.
11. TEST TONE is played in the speaker selected.
12. STEREO: A stereo FM station is received in
stereo.
MONO: The MONO function has been activated
from the remote control for a stereo FM station.
13. SLEEP function activated.
14. MEMORY: Flashes when a radio channel is
stored.
5. Numeric display, for example volume in dB.
15. CHANNEL: Indicated that a stored radio
channel is selected.
6. M (meter), Ft (feet) and dB (decibel).
Rear panel: see page 18
7. AUDIO INPUT
• ANALOG: Analog input.
• OPT: Optical digital data input number …
• COAX: Coax digital data input number …
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Procedures
In the sections below until "Working with menus"
only the use of the remote control will be describes
as this is the easiest way of handling the amplifier
settings – unless otherwise stated.
Using the remote control
IR receiver
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On the remote control: Press the VOL b or a
buttons.
To switch off the sound temporarily (for example
if the phone rings): On the remote control: press the
MUTE button (17). Press again to release muting.
Switching the amplifier off
Press the STANDBY button to turn the system off.
Tuner (analog radio receiver)
The function will only work properly if the related FM
and/or AM antennas are connected to the rear
panel.
1. Press the FM/AM button. If the amplifier is
switched off this will also switch it on. The tuner
function last selected will be activated.
2. To switch between AM and FM band: Press the
FM/AM button again.
IR transmitter
The range (D) is approx. 5 meters = 16 feet.
On/off and selecting source
1. Press the STANDBY (last source) or any
source button to switch the system on. The
display and the button lights are switched on.
2. Select the source by means of the remote
controller or the front panel SOURCE button:
• DVD to select input from the DVD player.
• VIDEO1 to select input from VIDEO1.
• VIDEO2 to select input from VIDEO2 (front
panel) (nto.
• TUNER FM to select input from the FM
TUNER.
• TUNER AM to select input from the AM
TUNER.
• CD to select the input from the CD player.
• TAPE to select input from the TAPE player.
• AUX to select input from the AUX connector,
for example digital radio.
The first time a source is connected to a digital
input: select the source and then use AUDIO
SELECTOR to select between ANALOG input
and the digital input (COAX 1-2/OPT 1-2) used
for this source. This setting is saved for each
individual source (DVD, VIDEO1, etc.).
Sound level control
•
On the front panel: Turn the VOLUME/ SCROLL
knob.
3. To switch to another station:
• A preset station: Press the ▲/preset or
▼/preset buttons on the remote control
• Find another station:
a. Press ◄/scan or ►/scan and hold the
button for 2 seconds (auto search)
b. Press ◄/scan or ►/scan to tune down/up
manually (0,05 MHz steps).
4. To save the station found:
a. Press MEMORY and hold the button
pressed for 2 seconds.
b. The station number will start to flash.
c. Select the preferred number by pressing
▲ or ▼.
d. Press MEMORY again
5. How to use the RDS button on the remote
control
a. By pressing the RDS button the AVR693 will toggle between the following
information: Name of RDS station,
Frequency, PTY mode (if available)
6. How to use the PTY button on the remote
control
a. Press the PTY button on the remote
control. You can now toggle between
the various PTY modes by using the ▲
or ▼.: Light Music, Rock, POP, Traffic,
etc
b. When you have selected the type of
radio station you want to listen to, press
► or ◄ to activate your choise.
c. The Tuner will now start to scan for your
selected choice. Please allow 1-2
minutes for the tuner to find the stations.
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SLEEP TIMER
The sleep timer is accessible from the "System
Config" > "Sleep Time Set" menu. See the Sleep
Timer example on page 15 after the menus.
When set, the amplifier will be switched off after the
number of minutes selected. SLEEP is displayed in
the display. To switch it off set the Sleep Timer to 0
minutes.
Note: During the last 2 minutes of the sleep timer
operation the volume will gradually decrease to the
minimum setting.
Speaker balance
The basic sound balance between the speakers is
set during the installation procedure. However, it
may be preferable to be able to adjust the balance to
the individual for example movie. This can be done
by means of the main menu CHANNEL TRIM,
where you can fine-tune each speaker to your own
taste. For details see "Working with menus" on page
14.
Tip: after use, reset these settings to 0 dB for all
speakers unless you prefer this as a general setting.
Speaker B
The speaker B system (L/R only, for example
bedroom or kitchen speakers) can be switched
off/on with the SPEAKER B button on the front
panel.
Phones
When a phone is connected to the PHONES
connector on the front panel the speaker system is
automatically switched off.
Video 2 connectors
The Video 2 connectors on the front panel are
intended for input from a temporary source, for
example a video camcorder. There are three
possibilities:
• Composite video in. Selectable as Analog: Video
2.
• S-video analog input. Selectable as Analog:
Video 2.
• Analogue audio in left and right.
• Digital optical input.
•
693 has the shortest signal path. The result is
high-fidelity music playback true to the original
source. PURE AUDIO can be switched on/off by
means of the PURE AUDIO button on the front
panel or the remote control.
SURROUND modes: A number of modes are
available, see "Listening modes available"
below.
Only when PURE AUDIO and DIRECT is OFF a
surround sound listening mode (e.g. Dolby Digital or
DTS) can be selected by means of:
• On the front panel: Press "SURR MODE" until
you reach your preferred surround mode.
• On the remote control: Press "DTS” or “DD”until
you reach your preferred surround mode.
• A menu, see page 14.
Listening modes
The optimal listening mode depends on three
factors:
• The sound source: If a sound mode (for example
(Dolby Digital or DTS) is labeled on the recorded
media (for example the CD or DVD) select a
compatible mode to make the sound reproduction as close to the original sound as possible.
•
Your personal taste: Be guided by your heart
and your ears!
Listening modes available
Speaker abbreviations used in this section:
L: Front Left
C: Front Center
R: Front Right
SUB: Subwoofer (= LFE channel)
SL: Surround Left
SC: Surround Center (= surround back)
SR: Surround Right
Basic modes:
• 6 Stereo: 6 speaker (6.1) stereo. L, C, R, SUB,
SL, SC, SR.
•
5 Stereo: 5 speaker stereo (5.1): L, C, R, SUB,
SL, SR.
•
Stereo: Stereo: L, R, SUB. Identical to Pure
Audio mode. Note: The subwoofer will only
receive a signal if the main speakers (L, R) are
set to small.
Listening mode setting
Dolby D = Dolby Digital: L, C, R, SUB, SL, SR.
There are three basic modes: DIRECT, PURE
AUDIO and SURROUND. The surround listening
modes available are described below.
Dolby Digital EX: 6.1 movie format from Dolby
Labs: L, C, R, SUB, SL, SC, SR.
•
Dolby PL (Pro Logic): Original Dolby ProLogic
mode for 5 speakers: L, C, R, SUB, SL=SR.
•
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DIRECT is the direct input mode with a minimum
of sound quality adjustment and filtration. This
mode can only be used on analogue inputs. This
mode can for example be used together with a
DVD-Audio player.
PURE AUDIO. As direct, but only with max. two
channels (+ subwoofer). In this mode The AVR-
Dolby Pro Logic II modes:
• PLII–MOV: Dolby Pro Logic II Movie: L, C, R,
SUB, SL, SR.
•
PLII–MSC: Dolby ProLogic II Music : L, C, R,
SUB, SL, SR.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx modes:
• PLIIx–C: Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema: L, C, R,
SUB, SL, SR, SC.
• PLIIx–M: Dolby ProLogic IIx Music: L, C, R,
SUB, SL, SR, SC.
DTS modes:
Audio modes from Digital Theater Systems (DTS),
mainly used for listening to digital sound sources:
• DTS: L, C, R, SUB, SL, SR.
• DTS-ES: 6.1 movie format from Digital Theater
Systems: L, C, R, SUB, SL, SC, SR.
• NEO:6–C: DTS NEO:6 cinema mode: L, C, R,
SUB, SL, SC, SR.
• NEO:6–M: DTS NEO:6 music mode: L, C, R,
SUB, SL, SC, SR.
Input (source) modes
The amplifier can receive and decode the following
formats. The actual format is displayed in the front
panel display, see page 10 point 8.
PCM: Pulse Code Modulation.
DIGITAL: Dolby digital encoded signal.
EX: Dolby Digital EX encoded signal.
DTS: DTS encoded signal.
ES: DTS-ES encoded signal.
Night mode (DR COMP)
The Night mode is accessible from the "System
Config" > "Night Mode" menu, see the next page.
This is a function for compressing the dynamic
range (reproduction level range) of audio signals. It
is used to review movie software late at night or at
other times when high volume levels are not
desirable.
On movies which has been recorded in the Dolby
Digital (AC-3) format, this function prevents sudden
increases in the sound level by holding down the
peak level while maintaining the spread of the sound
field.
This midnight mode can only be used on the
following conditions:
• When the source has been recorded in the
Dolby Digital (AC-3) format (the DIGITAL
indicator lights), and the midnight mode can be
effected only when the source is recorded for
the midnight mode.
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Working with menus
Some functions are only available from the menus.
To access the menu system:
• On the front panel: Press the menu button.
Handle the menu functions using the _, `, b, a
and Õ buttons.
• On the remote controller: Press the menu
button. Handle the menu functions using the _,
`, b, a and ENTER/SET buttons.
The menu selected is displayed in the front panel
display window. If a TV is connected to the back
panel Monitor terminal, the TV screen will display
the menus available, making the menus easier to
work with. Example (INPUT CONFIG is selected):
The button functions are:
ba
Select the last value displayed,
and switch between sub or main
menus.
_`
Switch between options for the sub
menu selected. On the front panel
turning the VOLUME/SCROLL
button has the same function.
Select the (sub)menu presently
Õ, or
ENTER/SET displayed.
After selecting a value
1. Use the ba buttons to go to the "Return to Main
Menu" and press Õ or ENTER/SET.
2. Use the ba buttons to go to the "Exit Main
Menu" and press Õ or ENTER/SET.
MAIN MENU
f INPUT
SPEAKER
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
DELAY
SYSTEM
PLII/NEO 6
CONFIG
CONFIG
CALIB
TRIM
CONFIG
CONFIG
CONFIG
Tip: The menus roll over the top, so for example
from "Input Config" you can just press a to reach
the "Exit Main Menu" item.
Tip: You can select as many menu settings you
want in one menu session. The menu settings are
implemented immediately, but we strongly advise
you to terminate the menu system as stated above.
EXIT MAIN MENU
Menu system
* marked menus are further explained above.
Main menu
Sub menu
Values
Input config
Source
Tuner FM
CD
Tape
Aux
DVD
Video 1
Video 2
VCR
Input
Analog
Digital
Mode
Stereo
5 ch stereo
6 ch syereo
DPL
DPL II
DPL IIx
Dolby Digital
DTS
Etc.
Analogue Level In -15 to +10 dB
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Explanation
Analog audio input from the build-in FM tuner.
Analog audio input from the CD input.
Analog audio input from the Tape input.
Analog audio input from the Aux 1 input.
Analog audio/video input from the DVD input.
Analog audio/video input from the Video 1
Analog audio/video input from the Video 1
Analog audio/video input from the VCR input.
Toggle through the analog and digital inputs.
Select the listening mode.
Stereo, 5 channel stereo, 6 channel stereo, Dolby Pro
Logic II music, Dolby Pro Logic II movie, Dolby Pro
Logic IIx music, Dolby Pro Logic IIx movie, Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Neo: 6, DTS, DTS-EX
Note: The number of available listening modes
depends on the input signal. It is for example not
possible to select DTS on FM radio)
Analog level in for the currently selected input
channel. Used for volume balance between the analog
and digital inputs.
Small
Large
Tells the system
Center
Small
which speakers are
Large
connected, and if
None
the front speakers Surround
Small
are large or small
None
(see page 24)
Center Surr
On/Off
AVR-793:
None
CS
LB/RB
Subwoofer
On/Off
Front Xover
40-150 Hz
Center Xover
40-150 Hz
Surr Xover
40-150 Hz
Channel Calib
Left Front
-15 to + 10 dB
Center Front
-15 to + 10 dB
Right Front
-15 to + 10 dB
Right Surr
-15 to + 10 dB
Center Surr
-15 to + 10 dB
Left Surr
-15 to + 10 dB
Subwoofer
-15 to + 10 dB
Channel Trim
Left front
-15 to + 10 dB
Center Front
-15 to + 10 dB
Right Front
-15 to + 10 dB
Right Surr
-15 to + 10 dB
Center Surr
-15 to + 10 dB
Left Surr
-15 to + 10 dB
Subwoofer
-15 to + 10 dB
Delay Config
Front L/R delay
0 to 20 feet
Center Delay
F-5 to F feet
Surround Delay
0 to F feet
Cent Surr Delay 0 to F feet
Subwoofer Delay F-5 to F feet
Delay unit
Feet or Meter
System Config
Display Bright
Full or Half
OSD Time Out
0-30 sec.
Speaker Config
Front
Sleep Time Set * 0-60 min
Theater Comp
On/Off
Late Night
Off
Half
Full
PLII/NEO6 Config Panorama
On/Off
Dimension
-3 to 3
(used with PLII and Center Width
0 to 6
NEO 6 modes)
Center Image
0 to 5
(All sub menus)
Return to Main
Menu
Exit Main Menu
Example: Sleep timer
1. Press "MENU".
2. Press b or a until the display shows "System
Config".
3. Press ENTER/SET.
4. Press b or a until the display shows "Sleep
time set 0min" (or another number of minutes
set).
5. Press the _ or ` buttons to scroll through the
number of minutes until the amplifier is switched
off.
Used for setting up the amplifier, see page 24.
Adjust the relative level of each speaker.
Adjust the relative level of each speaker.
Alternative: 0 to 6.0 meter (F = set value)
Alternative: F-1.5 to F meter
Alternative: 0 to F meter
Alternative: 0 to F meter
Alternative: F-1.5 to F meter
Unit used for Delay config
Brightness of the display
On Screen Display time out. The displaying time for
temporary information on TV and front panel display.
0, 5 (default), 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 sec.
0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 min. 0 = off.
Default setting = off
Note: This feature can only be selected on Dolby
Digital sound tracks
Return to the main menu.
Exit the menu system.
6. Press b or a until the display shows "Return to
Main Menu".
7. Press ENTER/SET.
8. Press b or a until the display shows "Exit Main
Menu".
9. Press ENTER/SET.
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Installation
Unpacking
Amplifier unit
FM antenna
The package contains:
• 1 Main unit (amplifier)
• 1 remote control (with 2 x AA batteries)
• 1 FM/AM antenna
• 1 Power cord
• 1 Manual
AM antenna
Remote control
Be careful not to damage the units when unpacking.
The amplifier is quite heavy and may
cause serious damages to health and/or
properties if dropped!
Before connecting the amplifier
Before connecting the amplifier to
the power cord, make sure the
voltage rated on the back panel (115 V
AC or 230 V AC) fits to your local
electrical power voltage. If not:
• If the amplifier is equipped with an
AC voltage switch: set this to the
proper setting.
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Rear panel connections – AVR-693
1
26
2
25
24
3
23
22
4 5
21
20
6
19
7
18
8
17
9
10
16
11
12
13
14
15
1. AM/FM ANTENNA:
AM: For connecting the AM antenna supplied.
FM: For connecting a 75 ohm FM antenna supplied.
13. RIGHT SURROUND SPEAKER (ZONE A):
Connect right surround speaker for Zone A (primary
room) here.
2. DVD VIDEO IN (COMPOSITE OR S-VIDEO):
Connect composite video from DVD player here.
Alternatively, if your DVD player has S-Video output,
then connect the DVD S-Video output here.
14. CENTER BACK SPEAKERS (ZONE A):
Connect center surround speaker for Zone A
(primary room) here.
15. AC 230V/50Hz / 115V/60Hz: Power cord socket.
3. DVD AUDIO INPUT: L-SURR, R-SURR, CEN,
SUB: If you use a DVD-Audio player, connect the
left and right surround channel, center channel and
subwoofer channel here (please refer to 23 for right
and left channel).
16. DIGITAL OUT – OPTICAL & COAX: If your
digital recorder has an optical or coaxial digital input,
connect here.
4. VCR VIDEO IN (COMPOSITE & S-VIDEO):
Connect VCR composite video or S-Video here.
17. DIGITAL IN – OPTICAL 1/2 & COAXIAL:
If your DVD player has an optical or coaxial digital
output, connect it to the digital input on this unit.
5. VCR VIDEO OUT (COMPOSITE & S-VIDEO):
Connect VCR composite video or S-Video for
recording here.
18. 6.1 CHANNEL PRE-OUT
These outputs are for connecting an external power
amplifier and your powered subwoofer.
6. MONITOR VIDEO OUT (COMPOSITE & SVIDEO): Connect composite video or S-Video to
monitor or TV. Note: must be connected if you want
the OSD to appear on your monitor or TV.
19. MONITOR AUDIO OUT: Left & right audio
channel to monitor/TV to play the sound on the TV.
7. RIGHT SPEAKER (ZONE B): Connect right
speaker for Zone B (alternate room) here.
8. LEFT SPEAKER (ZONE B): Connect left speaker
for Zone B (alternate room) here.
9. RIGHT SPEAKER (ZONE A): Connect right
speaker for Zone A (primary room) here.
10. LEFT SPEAKER (ZONE A): Connect left
speaker for Zone A (primary room) here.
11. CENTER SPEAKER (ZONE A): Connect center
speaker for Zone A (primary room) here.
12. LEFT SURROUND SPEAKER (ZONE A):
Connect left surround speaker for Zone A (primary
room) here.
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20. VCR AUDIO OUT: Connect left & right audio
channel to VCR input for recording.
21. VCR AUDIO IN: Connect left & right audio
channel from VCR output here.
22. VIDEO1 AUDIO IN: Connect left & right audio
channel from other video player/source here.
23. DVD AUDIO IN: Connect left & right audio
channel from your DVD-Audio player (please refer to
3).
24. AUX1 IN: Connect left & right audio channel
from AUX system here.
25. TAPE IN: Connect left & right audio channel
from your tape deck system here.
26. CD IN: Connect left & right audio channel from
your CD player here.
Rear panel connections – AVR-793
1
26
2
25
24
3 27
23
22
4 5
21
20
6
28
19
18
7
8
17
9
10
16
11
12
13
14
15
1. AM/FM ANTENNA:
AM: For connecting the AM antenna supplied.
FM: For connecting a 75 ohm FM antenna supplied.
14. LEFT & RIGHT SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS. Connect left and right surround back
speakers here.
2. DVD VIDEO IN (COMPOSITE OR S-VIDEO):
Connect composite video from DVD player here.
Alternatively, if your DVD player has S-Video output,
then connect the DVD S-Video output here.
15. AC 230V/50Hz / 115V/60Hz: Power cord socket.
3. DVD AUDIO INPUT: L-SURR, R-SURR, CEN,
SUB: If you use a DVD-Audio player, connect the
left and right surround channel, center channel and
subwoofer channel here (please refer to 23 for right
and left channel).
4. VCR VIDEO IN (COMPOSITE & S-VIDEO):
Connect VCR composite video or S-Video here.
5. VCR VIDEO OUT (COMPOSITE & S-VIDEO):
Connect VCR composite video or S-Video for
recording here.
6. MONITOR VIDEO OUT (COMPOSITE & SVIDEO): Connect composite video or S-Video to
monitor or TV. Note: must be connected if you want
the OSD to appear on your monitor or TV.
16. DIGITAL OUT – OPTICAL & COAX: If your
digital recorder has an optical or coaxial digital input,
connect here.
17. DIGITAL IN – OPTICAL 1/2 & COAXIAL:
If your DVD player has an optical or coaxial digital
output, connect it to the digital input on this unit.
18. 6.1 CHANNEL PRE-OUT
These outputs are for connecting an external power
amplifier and your powered subwoofer.
19. MONITOR AUDIO OUT: Left & right audio
channel to monitor/TV to play the sound on the TV.
20. VCR AUDIO OUT: Connect left & right audio
channel to VCR input for recording.
21. VCR AUDIO IN: Connect left & right audio
channel from VCR output here.
7. RIGHT SPEAKER (ZONE B): Connect right
speaker for Zone B (alternate room) here.
22. VIDEO1 AUDIO IN: Connect left & right audio
channel from other video player/source here.
8. LEFT SPEAKER (ZONE B): Connect left speaker
for Zone B (alternate room) here.
23. DVD AUDIO IN: Connect left & right audio
channel from your DVD-Audio player (please refer to
3).
9. RIGHT SPEAKER (ZONE A): Connect right
speaker for Zone A (primary room) here.
10. LEFT SPEAKER (ZONE A): Connect left
speaker for Zone A (primary room) here.
11. CENTER SPEAKER (ZONE A): Connect center
speaker for Zone A (primary room) here.
12. LEFT SURROUND SPEAKER (ZONE A):
Connect left surround speaker for Zone A (primary
room) here.
13. RIGHT SURROUND SPEAKER (ZONE A):
Connect right surround speaker for Zone A (primary
room) here.
24. AUX1 IN: Connect left & right audio channel
from AUX system here.
25. TAPE IN: Connect left & right audio channel
from your tape deck system here.
26. CD IN: Connect left & right audio channel from
your CD player here.
27. 5.1 CHANNEL BASS MANAGEMENT. Use this
switch for the bass management adjustments when
playing DVD Audio discs. Bypass, LPF, LPF/HPF.
28. COMPONENT VIDEO SWITCHING. Connect
DVD (or other source) component video here.
Connect component video to monitor or TV.
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Connecting the antennas
1. If needed, assemble the AM antenna supplied:
Remote control installation
1. Open the battery cover on the rear side of the
remote control.
2. Insert two 1.5 Volt AA batteries. Make sure the
batteries are inserted with correct polarity – see
the drawings in the battery compartment.
Insert into the hole
2. Connect the two ends of the AM Antenna into
the AM terminals of the Main Unit. Preferably
use an outdoor AM antenna for improved sound
quality.
3. Plug the FM Antenna into the FM terminal of the
Main Unit. Preferably use an outdoor or cable
network FM antenna for improved sound quality.
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3. Close the battery cover.
Placing the speakers in the room
Avoid positioning the speakers in corners, as this will
boost the bass tones too much.
Placing the speaker behind curtains, furniture etc.
will reduce the treble response, thus reducing the
stereo effect considerably. The listener should be
able to see the speaker.
Each room has different acoustic characteristics and
positioning possibilities are often limited. You can
find the best position for your speakers by experimenting. In general, the speakers should be
arranged as symmetrical as possible.
Positioning the FRONT speakers
The front speakers should be arranged so that,
viewed from the listener's position, the speaker
connected to the front speaker "L" terminals is on
the left of the listener and the speaker connected to
the front speaker "R" terminals is on the right of the
listener. This can be checked with the CHANNEL
CALIB menu.
Positioning the front CENTER speaker
The front center speaker should be placed centrally
between the front speakers, e.g. underneath or on
top of the TV.
The best height for the center speaker is at the
height of your ears (while seated).
Positioning the SURROUND speakers
The surround speaker connected to the surround
speaker "L" terminals of the main unit should be on
the left and the speaker connected to the surround
speaker "R" terminals should be on the right. The
surround speakers should face each other and be in
line with, or behind the listener. The surround centre
speaker connected to the "CB" (Centre Back)
terminals should be placed behind the listener.
Positioning the SUBWOOFER speaker
Place the subwoofer to the left or right of the
television as seen from the front of television.
If possible, place the subwoofer near a corner to
maximize the bass response.
The best height for the front speaker is when the
high frequency speakers (tweeters) are at ear height
(while seated).
NOTE: To avoid magnetic interference with the
picture on your TV, do not position the front
speakers too close to the TV.
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Connecting the speakers
Connecting active speakers
Active speakers are speakers with build-in amplifiers. They must only be connected to the speaker
line level output terminals "6.1 CHANNEL PRE
OUTPUT (17)" on page 18.
Connecting passive speakers
Connecting the CENTER speaker
Connect the center speaker to the center speaker
terminals on the back of the main unit.
Make sure the (+) and (-) cables are connected to
the correct center speaker terminals: (+) to (+) and
(-) to (-).
Connecting the SURROUND speakers
Connect the right surround speaker to the surround
speaker "R" terminal on the back of the main unit,
and the left surround speaker to the surround
speaker "R" terminal.
Make sure the (+) and (-) cables are connected to
the correct surround speaker terminals [(+) to (+)
and (-) to (-)].
NOTE: On the speaker, push and hold Speaker
terminal tab down to insert wire. Release tab to lock
wire in terminal. Make sure the insulation is completely removed from the ends of the speaker wires at
all connection points.
At the rear of each speaker, you will find two click fit
connectors on speakers’ rear panel, a black one
marked (-) and a red one (for the front speakers or
surround right speaker), a gray one (for the center
speaker), a white one (for surround left speaker)
marked (+), or a brown one (for subwoofer speaker)
marked (+) .
Speaker wires are identified with different colors or
colored lines so that you can distinguish between
them.
In order to prevent phase reversal, connect the
marked or colored wire to the matching speaker
terminals.
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Connecting the FRONT speakers
Connect the right front speaker to the front speaker
"R" terminal on the back of the main unit , and the
left front speaker to the front speaker "L" terminal.
Make sure the (+) and (-) cables are connected to
the correct front speaker terminals [(+) to (+) and (-)
to (-)].
Connecting the ACTIVE SUBWOOFER speaker
Connect the subwoofer signal out (RCA connector)
to the signal input connector on the active subwoofer
speaker.
Connecting audio and video sources
1
26
2
25
24
3
23
4 5
22
21
20
6
19
7
18
8
17
9
10
16
11
12
13
14
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Connectors and cables
Connections
Be sure to always refer to the instructions that came
with the component that you are connecting.
• Do not plug in the power cord until all
connections have been properly made.
• For input jacks, red connectors (marked R) are
used for the right channel, white connectors
(marked L) are used for the left channel, and
yellow connectors (marked V) are used for video
connection.
• Insert all plugs and connectors securely.
Improper connections can result in noise, poor
performance, or damage to the equipment.
The numbers in () refers to the above diagram:
Before connecting the power cord:
• Connect the TV Video input to the yellow
Monitor Out terminal (6) or the equivalent Svideo terminal. This will make the menu system
much easier to use because the menus will now
be displayed on the TV screen when the related
AV TV-channel is selected.
•
If you want the normal TV receiver sound played
via the amplifier, connect the TV sound output to
for example AUX (24) or VIDEO2 (front panel).
•
Connect a DVD recorder to a digital audio input
and output, and relate it to DVD with the AUDIO
SELECTOR button ((3) on page 7), see page 24
point 4.
•
Connect an analog VCR recorder to the VCR In
and Out connectors (19) and (20).
•
Connect a secondary VCR to the Video 1
terminals (21).
•
Connect a DVD player to the DVD terminals
(22). If your DVD player has surround sound
output (L-SURR, R-SURR, CEN, SUB) connect
this to DVD SURROUND INPUT (3).
The typical cables are shown below:
Left (White)
L
Audio cable
•
Connect a CD-player and Tape recorder/player
to terminals (26) and (25) respectively.
Right (red)
•
Connect any further sound sources to the AUX
terminals (24). If connecting a gramophone
please observe that an external pre-amplifier
may be needed.
•
Connect any digital sound and/or video sources
– for example satellite digital radio – to the
digital inputs DIGITAL INPUT DIG 1, DIG 2,
OPT 1 and OPT 2. See also page 24 point 4.
Improper connection
Proper connection
•
Do not bind audio/video connection cables with
power cords and speaker cables. Doing so may
adversely affect the picture and sound quality.
R
Composite video cable
Yellow = Comp. video.
Video cable
S video cable
Coaxial cable
Optical cable
Finally connect the power cord and switch the
amplifier on.
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Setting up the amplifier
When the amplifier has been installed its system
settings must be adjusted to the actual room and
speaker system.
These settings are done by means of the menu
system described on page 14.
1. Set the speaker configuration
a. Select the main menu SPEAKER CONFIG.
b. One-by-one go through the speakers and
set if the speaker exists and its size:
• NONE: Not installed.
• SMALL: Small speaker connected.
• LARGE: Large speaker connected.
c. Set the crossover (XOVER) frequencies for
Front, Center and Surround, see below.
Guidelines: There is no sharp definition between a
large and a small speaker. One definition is that
speakers with a bass cut-off frequency of higher
than 70-80 Hz are small speakers. Another definition
is that satellite speakers are small speakers.
In 2 channel stereo mode, if a subwoofer is
connected, you should always select small speakers
in the speaker configuration menu. If you use large
speakers set the cross-over frequency to 40 Hz.
2. Select a suitable listening mode
The suitable listening mode
• 6 Stereo (for 6 speaker systems)
• 5 Stereo (for 5 speaker systems)
• Stereo (for 2 or 3 speaker systems)
… can be selected by means of:
• On the front panel: Press "SURR MODE".
• On the remote control: Press "AUDIO".
• A menu, see page 14.
Note: Depending of the speaker system installed,
some of the surround listening modes may not be
available. Note: If the surround back speaker is set
to off in the menu, then Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby
Digital EX and DTS-ES is not available
Guideline: Before the next point, you must select
one of the most advanced mode your speaker
system permits, for example "NEO6–C", and PURE
AUDIO ("BYPASS") must be switched OFF (press
the button to toggle it on/off).
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The listening modes are described on page 12.
3. Set the channel settings
Using the menu system set the parameters in the
following menus (see the guidelines below):
a. CHANNEL TRIM: CHANNEL TRIM is used
for fine adjusting the sound balance to the
individual movie. The final output sound
level is the sum of the settings of CHANNEL
CALIB, CHANNEL TRIM and the volume
control.
b. CHANNEL CALIB: The basic sound level
balance between the speakers. When the
menu is selected "pink noise” comes from
the speaker selected in the menu. Place
yourself at your favorite listening position
and calibrate all speakers one-by-one to the
same pink noise level using your ears or a
sound meter.
c.
DELAY CONFIG: Set the distance from your
favorite listening position to each individual
speaker. The function compensates for the
delays from each speaker to you due to the
traveling speed of sound (3 m/10 feet = 10
m/sec). Note: Start setting the distance from
the front speakers.
4. For each source connected to a digital input:
a. Select the source and then use AUDIO
SELECTOR to select between ANALOG
input and the digital input (COAX 1-2/OPT 12) used for this source. This setting is saved
for each individual source (DVD, VIDEO1,
etc.).
b. Check the sound level. If the sound level is
too high or too low compared to the other
input sources, adjust the analog input level
for the actual input channel by means of the
menu "Input config" > "Anlg level in". Note: If
the analogue level is set too high the AV
Receiver will write “CLIP” in the display.
The SPEAKER CONFIG, CHANNEL CALIB and
DELAY CONFIG settings are normally made when
installing the equipment and afterwards only
changed if speakers or the listening position are
moved.
Troubleshooting
If a problem occurs while you are using the remote
control, first try to operate the controls on the front
panel of the amplifier to make sure that it is not due
to a malfunction (or worn out batteries) in the remote
control.
POWER
No power.
• Power cord is disconnected.
Ö Connect the power cord.
• External noise is affecting the internal microcomputer.
Ö Turn off the power, wait five seconds, and
then turn back on the power.
• Internal fuse is blown.
Ö Contact your Jamo Dealer or Jamo Service
Center.
Power turns on but no sound.
• “Muting” is displayed.
Ö Press the MUTE button on the remote
controller to turn off muting.
• Bad connections or wiring.
Ö Check connections, speaker cables, and
other wiring (see page 23).
• Amplifier protection circuitry is activated.
Ö Contact your Jamo Dealer or Jamo Service
Center.
Sound of playback source is not heard.
• Input selector is not set properly.
Ö Set to correct input source.
• Headphones are connected.
Ö Lower volume and then disconnect
headphones (see page 12).
Power shuts off immediately after power on.
• Amplifier protection circuitry is activated.
Ö Remove the power cord from the outlet
immediately. Check all connections and that
no short circuits have been made on the
speaker cables.
Ö If the problem persists then contact your
Jamo Dealer or Jamo service center.
SPEAKERS
No sound from the center speaker, or at very low
volume.
• Speaker cable is not connected.
Ö Check the connection between amplifier and
speaker.
• Listening mode is set to Stereo, or Pure Audio.
Ö Set the Listening mode to any mode other
than Stereo or Pure Audio. The output to the
center speaker may differ depending on the
listening mode.
• Center speaker volume is set to minimum.
Ö Set the center speaker level to the
appropriate volume (see "Channel Calib"
and "Channel Trim" page 15).
• The Center setting is set to "None."
Ö Set the Center setting to "Large" or "Small"
at “Speaker Config” (see page 15).
No sound or very low volume from subwoofer.
• Subwoofer setting is set to "No" (see page 15).
Ö Set the Subwoofer setting to "Yes" at
"Speaker Config" (see page 15).
•
•
Subwoofer volume is set to minimum.
Ö Set the subwoofer level to the appropriate
volume (see "Channel Calib" and "Channel
Trim" page 15).
2 channel stereo mode is selected and front
speakers are set to large.
Ö Set the front channel speakers to small.
Low frequency humming is heard.
• Audio connection cables on the rear panel are
placed incorrectly.
Ö Adjust the placement of the cable to reduce
hum.
Rough or scratchy sound is heard. High range is
not clear.
• Treble control is too high.
Ö Turn treble setting down (see point 8 on
page 9).
FM/AM TUNER
AM stations cannot be received.
• AM loop antenna is not connected.
Ö Connect the included AM loop antenna to
the AM antenna terminals (see page 20).
Buzzing noise on AM stations (particularly
noticeable at night or with weak stations).
• Noise from electrical apparatus such as
fluorescent lamp.
Ö Move the AM loop antenna to different
position.
Ö Set up an outdoor AM antenna (see page
20).
Noise is heard at high-pitched sounds on AM
stations.
• Noise caused by TV set.
Ö Place the AM loop antenna as far as
possible from the TV.
Ö Move amplifier away from TV set.
Crackling noise on both AM and FM stations.
• Noise caused by fluorescent lamp being turned
on and off.
Ö Move antenna as far as possible from the
fluorescent lamp.
• Noise from automobile ignition.
Ö Install an FM outdoor antenna as far as
possible from the road (see page 20).
Ö Change the position or direction of the
indoor/outdoor antenna.
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Stereo indicator lights, but sound is distorted
and stereo separation is bad.
• Station is too strong.
Ö Change to FM indoor antenna (see page 20)
or insert an antenna attenuator.
• Multiple reflection of the radio waves because of
tall buildings or mountains.
Ö Use antenna that has better directivity and
orient it so distortion is least.
Indicators for stereo reception flicker and hiss is
heard on FM stations.
• Station is too weak.
Ö Install an outdoor FM antenna (see page
20).
• Stereo FM broadcasts cover only about half the
distance of an ordinary broadcast.
Ö Change the position or direction of the
outdoor antenna, replace with a better
antenna or use an antenna amplifier (see
page 20).
No preset station is recalled.
• Memory is lost because power has been turned
off for a long time.
Ö Store all stations again (see page 11).
VIDEO and AUDIO
Desired picture does not appear.
• Improper connection.
Ö Check connections. Insert the plugs and
connectors completely (see page 23).
No OSD Menu display.
• Improper connection.
Ö Check connections (see page 23).
• OSD Menu is displayed when monitor is
connected to Composite or S-VIDEO of
MONITOR OUT.
Ö Check connections (see page 23).
Audio and video do not match.
• Improper connection.
Ö Check connections (see page 23).
Audio is not heard or audio from different source
is heard.
• Digital Input settings are incorrect.
Ö Press the Audio Selector button on the AVR693 to find the right input.
No picture appears on the TV screen (or
monitor).
• TV (or monitor) is not set to receive the output
signals from the receiver.
Ö Set the TV (or monitor) to the receiver
output.
• Video cable is not connected securely.
Ö Check connections (see page 23).
• Input source is connected to the COMPOSITE
VIDEO IN connectors.
Ö Make sure TV (or monitor) is connected to
COMPOSITE VIDEO OUT connectors (see
page 23).
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REMOTE CONTROLLER
Front panel controls function but remote control
controls do not.
• No batteries in remote control.
Ö Insert batteries (see page 20).
• Batteries have worn out.
Ö Replace batteries (see page 20).
• Remote control is not pointed at the remote
sensor of the amplifier.
Ö Point the remote control at the remote
sensor of the amplifier (see page 20).
• Remote control is too far from the amplifier.
Ö Operate the remote control within 16 feet (5
meters) (see page 20).
• Remote control is functioning in a different mode
Ö Press the RCVR MODE button.
OTHER
LATE NIGHT function cannot be used.
• Playback source is not Dolby Digital encoded.
Ö Check that the DOLBY DIGITAL indicator
lights up on the display.
Desired parameter cannot be set.
• Parameter may not be able to be set due to
current listening mode.
Ö Check settings in "Input config" (see page
14).
DVD-Audio is not output.
• DVD player is not connected to 5.1-channel
input jacks.
Ö Check connections (see page 23).
Sound is sometimes heard and sometimes not
heard with digital sources.
• Wrong digital input has been selected.
Ö Select the correct digital input using the
Audio selector button on the front of the
AVR-693.
SP DIFF UNLOCK is shown in the display of the
AVR-693.
• Wrong digital input has been selected.
Ö Select the correct digital input using the
Audio selector button on the front of the
AVR-693.
Ö Make sure that your DVD player is setup to
handle digital output signals.
Also refer to the respective instruction manuals
of the CD player, DVD player, video cassette
recorder, TV monitor, etc., that compose your
entertainment system. The amplifier contains an
internal microcomputer that performs high-level
operations. However, on extremely rare
occasions, noise or interference from an
external source or static electricity may cause
faulty operation. If this occurs, unplug the power
cord from the wall outlet, wait five or more
seconds, and then plug it back in. This should
correct the situation.
Glossary
*: See the entry for this word.
Useful links with more and in-depth information:
• Dolby knowledgebase: go to www.dolby.com
and click "Dolby knowledgebase".
• Surround Associates: go to
www.surroundassociates.com and click
"Fundamentals".
• DTS: http://www.dtsonline.com/technology/
technical_literature.php
5.1 channel
6-channel sound system: Front Left (FL or L), Front
Center (FC or C), Front Right (FR or R), Subwoofer*
(LFE or SUB), Surround* Left (SL) and Surround
Right (SR).
6.1 channel
7-channel sound system: Front Left (FL or L), Front
Center (FC or C), Front Right (FR or R), Subwoofer*
(LFE or SUB), Surround* Left (SL), Surround Center
(SC) and Surround Right (SR).
AC-3
AC-3 is a data compression method for sound
channels developed by Dolby* Labs. It uses "lossy"
psychoacoustic principles and "masking" of almost
unheard components and noise to compress the
data as far as possible without reducing the quality
perceived by the human ear. Bit rates for 5.1
channels range from 320 kbps for movie sound to
384 kbps for digital television and up to 448 kbps for
DVD audio. The bit-rate reduction is around 10:1 for
a 384 kbps channel.
Cirrus
Cirrus Logic, USA, (www.cirrus.com) is a manufacturer of electronic chips, specialized in chips for
sound reproduction.
channel sound sub-channels, and synthesizes the
sub-band signals to reconstruct multi-channel audio.
PCM
Pulse Code Modulation. PCM is an uncompressed
audio format, used for example in WAW files. The
waveforms are sampled and each sample is
digitized with an A/D converter.
Pro Logic
A surround* sound system developed by Dolby*
Laboratories. There are three generations:
• Pro Logic (PL)
• Pro Logic II (PLII)
• Pro Logic IIx (PLIIx)
Subwoofer
Very low sounds (below 80-125 Hz) are very little
direction oriented, and demands special fairly large
speakers. This frequency band can consequently be
covered better by only one special low frequency
speaker placed somewhere in the front of the
listener. The subwoofer signal may be an independent "LFE" channel to 125 Hz or calculated from the
other channels. For normal audio systems a
calculated subwoofer channel is fully acceptable.
The subwoofer is always an "active speaker" with
build in power supply and amplifier.
Surround sound
Speaker system with speakers placed next to or
behind the listener. The origin is the old Quad (4speaker) system further developed through cinema
technology. There are many systems with for
example
• A left and right surround channel.
• A left, center and right surround channel.
• One surround channel transmitted through a left
and right surround speaker.
Dolby
American company, Dolby Laboratories Inc. Dolby is
one of the leaders of the development of modern
sound reproduction technology. They have a very
informative website on www.dolby.com.
Dolby Digital
A 5.1* channels digital surround* sound data compression system, also called AC-3*.
DTS
A competitor to AC-3* developed by Digital Theater
Systems Inc., USA (www.dtsonline.com). It is a
"lossy" waveform compression technique, where 5.1
channels are compressed to 1400 kbps (~4:1). The
DTS-modes are mainly used for listening to digital
sound sources.
NEO:6
Surround sound decoding system from DTS*. Neo:6
filters the 2-channel matrix encoded audio signals
into sub-bands, maps each of the sub-band signals
into an expanded sound-field to produce multi27
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