Arcam AVP700 Car Amplifier User Manual

H A N DBOOK/MANUEL/HANDBUCH / H A N D L E I D I N G
AVP700
Arcam AVP700 Pre-amp. processor
English
Préamplificateur-processor Arcam AVP700
Français
Vorverstärker/Prozessor Arcam AVP700
Deutsch
Arcam AVP700 Voorversterker processor
Nederlands
Safety guidelines
CAUTION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
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: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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 product.
CAUTION: In Canada and the USA, to prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the plug to the wide slot in the socket
and insert the plug fully into the socket.
Important safety instructions
This product is designed and manufactured to meet strict
quality and safety standards. However, you should be aware
of the following installation and operation precautions:
1. Take heed of warnings and instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions
before operating this appliance. Retain this handbook for
future reference and adhere to all warnings in the handbook
or on the appliance.
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 and plugs,
and the point where they exit from the appliance.
11. Grounding
Ensure that the grounding means of the appliance is not
defeated.
2. Water and moisture
12. Power lines
The presence of electricity near water can be dangerous. Do
not use the appliance near water – for example next to a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near
a swimming pool, etc.
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power lines.
3. Object or liquid entry
Take care that objects do not fall and liquids are not
spilled into the enclosure through any openings. Liquid
filled objects such as vases should not be placed on the
equipment.
4. Ventilation
Do not place the equipment on a bed, sofa, rug or similar
soft surface, or in an enclosed bookcase or cabinet, since
ventilation may be impeded. We recommend a minimum
distance of 50mm (2 inches) around the sides and top of the
appliance to provide adequate ventilation.
13. Non-use periods
If the unit has a stand-by function, a small amount of
current will continue to flow into the equipment in this
mode. Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the
outlet if left unused for a long period of time.
14. Abnormal smell
If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected from the
appliance, turn the power off immediately and unplug the
unit from the wall outlet. Contact your dealer immediately.
15. Servicing
You should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in this handbook. All other servicing should be
referred to qualified service personnel.
5. Heat
16. Damage requiring service
Locate the appliance away from naked flames or heat
producing equipment such as radiators, stoves or other
appliances (including other amplifiers) that produce heat.
The appliance should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
6. Climate
A. the power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged,
or
The appliance has been designed for use in moderate
climates.
B. objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the
appliance, or
7. Racks and stands
C. the appliance has been exposed to rain, or
Only use a rack or stand that is recommended for use with
audio equipment. If the equipment is on a portable rack it
should be moved with great care, to avoid overturning the
combination.
D. the appliance does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance, or
E.
the appliance has been dropped or the enclosure
damaged.
8. Cleaning
Unplug the unit from the mains supply before cleaning.
Safety compliance
The case should normally only require a wipe with a soft,
damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use paint thinners or other
chemical solvents for cleaning.
This product has been designed to meet the IEC 60065
international electrical safety standard.
We do not advise the use of furniture cleaning sprays or
polishes as they can cause indelible white marks if the unit
is subsequently wiped with a damp cloth.
9. Power sources
Only connect the appliance to a power supply of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked on the
appliance.
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Contents
Safety guidelines...................................... E-2
English
Important safety instructions ............................ E-2
Safety compliance ........................................... E-2
Before you start! ...................................... E-4
Installation .............................................. E-6
Positioning the unit .......................................... E-6
Notes on installing the AVP700 .......................... E-6
Audio connections............................................ E-7
Video connections............................................ E-8
Zone 2 connections.......................................... E-9
Connecting the AM and FM antennas ................ E-10
Control connections ....................................... E-10
Connecting to a power supply ......................... E-10
Configuring the AVP700 ......................... E-11
Set-up mode................................................. E-11
The ‘Basic’ Set-up Menus ................................ E-12
The ‘Advanced’ Set-up Menus.......................... E-16
Saving Settings and Exit Set-up ...................... E-17
Remote control....................................... E-18
Operating your AVP700.......................... E-19
Switching on/off ............................................ E-19
Volume control .............................................. E-19
Front panel display ........................................ E-19
Input selection .............................................. E-20
Stereo Direct ................................................ E-20
Zone 2 ......................................................... E-20
Headphones.................................................. E-20
Effects/FX..................................................... E-21
Mode ........................................................... E-21
Treble/Bass................................................... E-21
Remote control buttons .................................. E-21
Using the tuner ............................................. E-22
Using the Main Menu...................................... E-23
Surround modes..................................... E-25
Introduction.................................................. E-25
Digital multi-channel sources .......................... E-25
Two-channel source modes ............................. E-26
Multi-channel source modes ............................ E-26
DSP Effects Modes ......................................... E-27
Speaker positioning ............................... E-27
Troubleshooting ..................................... E-28
IR Remote Codes.................................... E-30
SCART connections................................. E-32
Technical specifications.......................... E-33
Guarantee .............................................. E-34
Worldwide Guarantee ..................................... E-34
On line registration ........................................ E-34
Appendix: Serial programming interface E-35
Introduction.................................................. E-35
Command Specifications ................................ E-36
The small print:
Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
‘Dolby’, ‘Pro Logic’, ‘Surround EX’ and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential unpublished works. Copyright © 1992–1999 Dolby
Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
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< Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
U.S. Pat. No’s. 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,226,616; 6,487,535 and other U.S. and world-wide patents
issued and pending. “DTS”, “DTS-ES”, “Neo:6”, and “DTS 96/24” are
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Copyright © 1996, 2003 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All Rights
Reserved.
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Before you start!
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Arcam AVP700 Surround Sound Receiver.
The AVP700 is a home cinema processor built to Arcam’s quality design and manufacturing standards. It
combines high resolution digital processing with high performance audio and video components to bring
you an unrivalled home entertainment centre.
The AVP700 allows switching and volume control of seven analogue and six digital sources; additionally,
it has a built-in radio tuner. Since many of these sources are capable of putting high quality video signals
out, the AVP700 includes broadcast-quality video-switching for composite-, S-video-, component-,
RGB- and HDMI-video signals. Inputs and outputs for both tape and VCR, as well as a digital output, are
provided for your recording needs and DVD-Audio or SACD are catered for via the multi-channel input.
As well as using either the front-panel buttons or the IR-remote, the AVP700 can be controlled via the
RS232 port on the rear; the port can also be used to upload future software enhancements.
As well as providing the audio and video for the main listening area, the AVP700 allows the same, or a
different, source to be routed to a second area (called ‘Zone 2’), such as the kitchen, bedroom, lounge,
etc. Zone 2 can have full remote control over the source selection and volume in that area.
The installation of the AVP700 in a listening room is a process that requires care. For this reason, the
installation information given in this handbook is very comprehensive and should be followed.
Using this handbook
This handbook has been designed to give you all the information you need to install, connect, set-up and
use the Arcam AVP700. The supplied remote-control handset is also described.
If your AVP700 has been installed and set up as part of your Hi-fi installation by a qualified Arcam
dealer, you may wish to skip the sections of this handbook dealing with installation and move directly to
the section detailing the operation of your unit. The contents listing on page 3 should help you find the
sections of interest.
Safety
Safety guidelines are set out on page 2 of this handbook.
Many of these items are common sense precautions but, for your own safety, and to ensure that you do
not damage the unit, we recommend that you read them.
This is a class 1 product and requires an earth connection.
What’s in the box?
Please confirm that the following items are in the box when you receive it:
< Arcam AVP700 surround-sound receiver — the model number is shown on the right of the front
panel of the player;
< Arcam CR-80 remote control with 2 ‘AA’ batteries — the remote control model number is shown
on the front at the bottom of the remote control;
< FM ribbon and AM loop antennae;
< Mains power lead appropriate for the mains supply in your area;
< Product registration card and envelope.
If any of these items are missing or incorrect, please contact your Arcam dealer immediately.
Inserting the batteries into the remote control
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The remote control requires 2 ‘AA’ batteries to operate.
Notes on inserting the remote control batteries
< Incorrect use of batteries can result in hazards such as leakage and bursting.
< Do not mix old and new batteries together.
< Do not use different kinds of battery together—although they may look similar,
different batteries may have different voltages.
< Ensure that the plus (+) and minus (—) ends of each battery match the indications in
1. Open the cover of the remote
control battery compartment
the battery compartment.
< Remove batteries from equipment that is not going to be used for a month or more.
< When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental (or other)
regulations that apply in your country or area.
Using the remote control
Please keep in mind the following when using the remote control:
2. Insert the batteries into the
remote control
< Ensure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the remote
sensor on the AVP700. The remote has a range of about 7 metres.
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shining on the remote sensor of the AVP700.
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Replace the batteries when you notice a reduction in the operating range of the
remote control.
3. Close the cover of the remote
control battery compartment
Before making connections
Before connecting your equipment it is important to think about the following points, as these will affect
your choice of connections and subsequent use of the system.
Audio
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Wherever possible, connect both the analogue and digital outputs of digital sources. This enables use
of a digital input for the main zone with the corresponding analogue input used for recording onto an
analogue tape deck or VCR, or for the Zone 2 output.
Video
The AVP700 allows for conversion between different analogue video formats. This means that the
AVP700 can convert between composite, S-video and component, if required.
For example, if you are watching a composite input from a VCR, you may view it from the S-video or
Component/RGB video outputs of the AVP700. This allows you to use a single (typically high-quality
Component/RGB) connection between the AVP700 and your display device. Neither the record loops nor
Zone 2 work from the video converter, however. This means that to record a S-video or composite signal,
a S-video or composite signal (respectively) must be supplied; to view video in Zone 2, a composite
signal is required.
The analogue video quality hierarchy is as follows:
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Component/RGB – highest
S-video – middle
Composite – lowest
If all the video inputs are connected simultaneously from one device, e.g., a DVD player, the AVP700 will
select automatically the best format available.
HDMI
The AVP700 is fitted with two HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, allowing switching of HDMI
signals. The AVP700 does not perform conversion between analogue audio/video and HDMI, but
does allow an HDMI input to be associated with a particular source, so that selecting the source
selects the associated HDMI input.
HDMI signals cannot be routed to Zone 2. If you are using an HDMI connection and you wish to
have the same audio and video in Zone 2, then you will need additionally to provide analogue
audio and video connections (as described above).
Zone 2
A line-level signal from the stereo analogue audio together with the composite video inputs
are available for Zone 2. The analogue inputs from source components are required because
the AVP700 provides no analogue-to-digital, DSP processing or digital-to-analogue conversion;
the composite video connections are required since the AVP700 does not perform video format
conversion for Zone 2.
For these reasons, we recommend that source devices that have a digital connection are also
connected to the analogue inputs. High quality YUV/RGB and S-video sources should also have
their composite outputs connected to the AVP700 for use in Zone 2.
Zone 2 explained
As well as routing audio and video signals to your main listening/viewing area, your AVP700 is
capable of routing the same, or different, signals to a second location (a kitchen, bedroom or
study, for example). This second location is called ‘Zone 2’.
HDMI (High Definition
Multimedia Interface)
supports both video
and audio on a single
digital connection for
use with DVD players,
digital TV, set-top
boxes, etc. HDMI was
developed to combine
the technologies of
High-bandwidth Digital
Content Protection
(HDCP) and the Digital
Visual Interface (DVI)
in one specification,
with the addition of
transmission of digital
audio information; HDCP
is used to protect digital
content transmitted to
DVI-compliant displays.
Although we have tried to make it as simple as possible, installation of the AVP700 for use with Zone 2
is usually quite complicated, principally because there are often several different ways of reaching the
same goal. This flexibility means that the AVP700 will, almost certainly, be able to work in the way that
you require, but some planning will be necessary.
If you wish to use a Zone 2, we recommend that you read the “Installation” section of this handbook
thoroughly before beginning, in order to understand all the options available to you. If you have any
questions, please contact your dealer: he will be happy to offer advice and assistance.
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Installation
FR
FL
RS
LS
MON
OUT
AV
ZONE2
VIDEO
OUT
OUTPUTS
AM
GND
DVD
OUT
DVD
DIGITAL
OUT
IN
LSB
CD
FR
FL
IN
RS
LS
AV
SAT
RSB
LSB
SAT
AUX
AM STEP
(USA) 10K
(EU) 9K
1/RGB
2/S-VID
AUX
230
IN
ZONE
2
AV
DVD
SAT
REMOTE
OUT
SUB
OUT
VIDEO TRIGGER
FM
CEN
AC
INLET
HDMI
SAT
HIGH QUALITY VIDEO IN
VCR
RSB
IN
OUT
12V
TRIGGER
(Z1 & Z2)
TAPE
FR
OUT
FL
RS232 CONTROL
GROUND
IN
LOCAL
CEN
RS
LS
GROUND
LIFT
RSB
OUT
IN
CEN
IN
R
CD
L
SUB
TAPE
DVD
R AUDIO L
DVD-A IN
S VIDEO C
DIGITAL IN
The AVP700 rear panel
Positioning the unit
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Place the AVP700 on a level, firm surface.
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Make sure the IR receiver in the centre of the front panel display is unobstructed, otherwise use
of the remote control will be impaired. If line-of-sight is impractical, an infrared remote repeater
can be used with the rear panel IR connector (this is described later in this handbook).
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Do not place your record deck on top of this unit.
Record decks are very sensitive to the noise generated by mains power supplies, which will be
heard as ‘hum’ if the record deck is too close.
Avoid placing the unit in direct sunlight or near sources of heat or damp.
Do not place the unit on top of a power amplifier or other source of heat.
Ensure adequate ventilation. Do not place the unit in an enclosed space such as a bookcase or
closed cabinet unless there is good provision for ventilation. The AVP700 may run warm, even
during normal operation.
Notes on installing the AVP700
The inputs are named to make it easier to reference when connecting source components to the AVP700
(e.g., a DVD or VCR), but all inputs have the same circuitry. This means that there is no reason why you
should not connect a different device from that labelled to any of the inputs. For example, if you had two
DVD players and the AV input was not being used, then the second DVD player could be connected to
the AV input.
Cables
We recommend the use of high quality screened analogue, digital and video cables, since inferior
quality cables will degrade the overall quality of your system. Use only cables that are designed for the
particular application as other cables will have different impedance characteristics that will degrade
performance (for example, do not use cabling intended for audio use to carry video signals). All cables
should be kept as short as is practically possible.
Video and digital connections must be made with cables that are designed for this purpose, i.e., coaxial
cable with a 75Ω impedance. If substandard cables are used you may suffer from poor picture quality
such as ghost images and/or grainy picture quality (snow).
Speaker cables should be kept short to ensure efficient power transmission and avoid audible distortion.
It is good practice when connecting your equipment to ensure that the mains power supply cabling is
kept as far away as possible from your audio and video cables, as this will provide the best sound and
picture quality. Failure to do so may result in unwanted noise in the audio and video signals.
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LSB
SUB
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Wherever possible, connect both the analogue and digital outputs of digital sources. This enables
use of a digital input for the main zone and the corresponding analogue input for recording onto
an analogue tape deck or VCR, and for the Zone 2 output if used.
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Take care to place the audio cables as far from any power supply cabling as is practically possible
to reduce hum and other noise problems.
Analogue audio connections
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STEREO INPUTS
2 VCR, 4 AUX, 5 AV, 6 SAT, 7 DVD, br TAPE IN, bs CD.
Connect the left and right outputs of your source equipment to the left and right inputs for each
device.
Connection of record decks:
The AVP700 is not fitted with a phono pre-amplifier. If you wish to connect a record deck
to the AVP700, then you will need an external pre-amplifier. Please contact your dealer for
further information and recommendations on the best option for your system.
MULTI-CHANNEL DVD-A/SACD INPUTS
8 RIGHT, 9 LEFT, bk RIGHT SURROUND, bl LEFT SURROUND,
bo CENTRE, bp SUB.
Connect the audio outputs of your DVD-Audio or SACD player to these input sockets.
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bm RS BACK, and bn LS BACK.
These are available for formats requiring eight channels. Currently no formats are available
requiring these connections, but they are provided for future compatibility.
The multi-channel input is intended for use with sources that decode the surround channels
internally, such as DVD-A or SACD players.
The AVP700 switches these analogue inputs directly to the analogue outputs via its volume control
circuit. This direct path maintains the best possible sound quality for DVD-A and SACD sources; it
has the side-effect that there is no bass-management for DVD-A or SACD players. In this case, the
bass-management functionality of the player itself should be used.
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STEREO OUTPUTS
1 VCR OUT, 3 AUX OUT, bq TAPE OUT.
Connect the left and right audio outputs sockets to the left and right input sockets of your cassette
deck, VCR or AUX (usually labelled ‘RECORD IN’). The VCR/AUX connections may also be used for a
second or third cassette deck.
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Audio connections
OUT
VCR
IN
OUT
AUX
IN
AV
SAT
DVD
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FL
RS
LS
RSB
LSB
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DVD-A IN
TAPE
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Digital audio connections
INPUTS
cl CD, cm DVD,
cn
AV,
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SAT,
cp
AUX,
cq
TAPE.
Connect the digital outputs of your available source equipment to these inputs.
If required, each of these six inputs can be allocated to a different audio input from that indicated
by the input label, through the ‘Digital Settings’ page of the Set-up menu. This means that, for
example, if you wish to use an optical connection for your DVD player, the optical connection for the
SAT, AUX, or TAPE can be used and the audio from that digital input assigned to the DVD button.
OUTPUTS
bt ck DIGITAL OUT.
Two digital output connections are available: optical and coaxial. The two connections carry the same
information at all times and both may be used simultaneously. Connect the digital outputs to your
digital recording devices such as a CD-R, digital VCR or MiniDisc player.
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When a digital source is selected, the digital output will send an exact copy of the incoming digital
signal. For example, for a 5.1 digital source, the digital output will also be in 5.1 format.
When an analogue source is selected, the digital output will be muted.
These outputs are also muted if a source is selected where the only connection for that source is HDMI.
The digital audio from the HDMI link (if any) is not routed to these outputs.
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The pre-amplifier outputs are used to send signals your power amplifier (such as the Arcam P1000).
All of these outputs are at line-level.
There are two connection types available: buffered phono outputs, or balanced XLR connections. The
recommended connection type to use depends on the distance between the AVP700 and your power
amplifier, and the type of power amp. that you are using.
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recommend the use of the buffered (phono) connections;
FR
FL
RS
LS
RSB
LSB
CEN
SUB
OUTPUTS
Analogue pre-amplifier outputs
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FL
CEN
RS
LS
RSB
LSB
SUB
Note that it is not possible to damage either the AVP700 or
your power amplifier by using the “wrong” connection type. The
connection types may be mixed, if necessary.
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Regardless of the connection type chosen, you should make connections as follows:
FR (Right) FL (Left), CEN (Centre): Connect these to the equivalent front channel inputs of your power
amplifier.
SUB: Sub woofer output. Connect this to the input of your active sub woofer, if you have one.
LS: Surround left output. Connect this output to the surround left power amplifier input.
RS: Surround right output. Connect this output to the surround right power amplifier input.
LSB, RSB: Surround back left and right outputs (only used in 7.1 channel systems).
Video connections
The AVP700 allows for conversion between different analogue
video formats. This means that the AVP700 can convert between
composite, S-video and component, if required.
For example, if you are watching a composite input from a VCR,
you may view it from the S-video or Component/RGB video
outputs of the AVP700. This allows you to use a single (typically
high-quality Component/RGB) connection between the AVP700
and your display device.
The record loops do not work from the video converter.
This means that to record a S-video or composite signal,
a S-video or composite signal (respectively) must be
supplied.
The following video conversions are possible:
To:
Composite
S-video
Component/
RGB
Composite
Yes
Yes
Yes
S-video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Component/
RGB
No
No
Yes
From:
Note that conversion between RGB and Component video
(or vice-versa) is not supported by the AVP700.
Note that no conversion between HDMI and any analogue video type (or vice-versa) is possible.
Composite/S-video video connections
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Two video output connectors are provided, one for S-Video and one for composite video. The
outputs carry the same information at all times (and both may be used simultaneously, if required).
Connect one of these outputs to the video input of your display device.
ZONE2
VIDEO
OUT
MON
OUT
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Connect the composite video outputs of your source equipment to these inputs. The choice of
connection to use (S-video or composite) depends on where the signal is to be routed to: if the
signal is to be used in Zone 2, then a composite connection is required; if the signal is to be used
for recording (routed to a VCR, for example), then the connection type must match the connection
to the recording device (i.e., if the recording device requires a S-video signal, then a S-video
connection from the source equipment must be used).
If both connections are made, the signal from the S-video input will be used for the main zone if no
Component/RGB signal is supplied.
VCR
IN
OUT
AUX
IN
AV
dp VCR OUT, dr AUX OUT.
Connect one of the S-video or composite video outputs to the video input of your VCR or AUX. The
connection used must match the video type of the source you wish to record (as described above).
For example: if you wish to record a S-video signal from your satellite receiver on your VCR, the
connection to the VCR must also use S-video.
SAT
DVD
S VIDEO C
Component video connections
These inputs are suitable for connection to component (YUV/YCrCb) or RGB outputs. These signals are
usually available from a DVD player, set-top box or games console and offer the best possible analogue
picture quality.
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Note that the high-quality component video connections operate independently of the
composite/S-video connections.
Generally, the component video standard is used in North America/NTSC regions, while RGB
is used in Europe.
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to these inputs.
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SAT
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HIGH QUALITY VIDEO IN
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Important notes about HQ-video inputs and outputs
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In the ‘Video Settings’ set-up menu, each of these three high-quality component video inputs
can be allocated individually to any of the other inputs, e.g., the input labelled “DVD” does not
have to be used for DVD, but can be used for something else. See page 14 for further
details.
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You cannot mix component and RGB sources. Selection of component or RGB can be
made in the Set-up menu ‘General Settings’ page (see page 10).
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The high-quality component video inputs have sufficient bandwidth for line-doubled
NTSC (525/60) or PAL (625/50) video (“progressive scan”) and also US HDTV video
signals. However, when used with such signals the OSD is not overlaid on the picture
but is output at standard interlaced NTSC or PAL (525 or 625 line) rate on a solid
background.
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When using the HQ-video inputs, the composite and S-video outputs will be muted. This
is because the processing for the on-screen display would create invalid video signals on
these outputs.
When you connect
your devices to these
connectors, take care to
follow the letter/colour
coding for each input.
No damage will occur if
connected incorrectly,
but unusually coloured
or unstable pictures will
result.
SCART RGB 4-WIRE CONNECTION
(SCART refers to the multi-pole A/V connector used commonly on European A/V equipment.)
Some video projectors and most European TV sets require the use of a 4-wire RGB connection, where
the ‘sync’ signal is separate from RGB. In this case, you need to use the composite video MONITOR
OUT dn for the sync information. A cable is available from your dealer to make this 4-wire RGB
connection (refer to the table of SCART connections at the back of the manual). Note that use of this
feature requires (in addition to the RGB connections) a composite video connection between the source
and the AVP700, in order to supply the additional synchronisation signal.
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Note that most SCART TV inputs will require the SCART RGB status line to be controlled before the RGB
signal will be displayed. The RGB trigger output will control this signal when connected to the SCART
socket using a cable of the type given on page 32. These cables are available from your dealer.
The AVP700 does not support either 5-wire RGB HV or 3-wire RGB sync-on-green connections.
HDMI
An HDMI connection between a source and your display device offers the best possible picture quality.
This connection type is, however, the most limiting in terms of routing and conversion.
The AVP700 provides two HDMI inputs; these are labelled ‘DVD’ and ‘SAT’ in anticipation of the
most common use for these connectors, but they may be used for any HDMI source. These inputs
may be configured to be associated with any of the other sources, so that selecting that source
(‘AUX’, for example), selects one of the HDMI inputs instead of the usual input associated with
that source.
HDMI
IN
DVD
OUT
SAT
It is important to realise that analogue video sources cannot be routed by the AVP700 to the HDMI
output, nor can either of the HDMI inputs be converted to analogue video (of any sort). The AVP700 acts
simply as a switching device, selecting one of the inputs and routing it to the output.
Keeping the above in mind, it will be necessary (as with the high-quality analogue video connections),
to provide a composite video feed, in addition to the HDMI connection, if the video is to be routed to
Zone 2.
Zone 2 connections
The AVP700 allows independent routing and control of analogue audio and composite
video to a second room such as a kitchen, bedroom or lounge. This second room is known
as ‘Zone 2’.
For Zone 2, the AVP700 outputs a line-level audio signal taken from the stereo analogue
audio, and a composite video signal taken from the composite video input (for a given
source). The analogue inputs are required because there is no analogue-to-digital, DSP
processing or digital-to-analogue conversion available for Zone 2 signals. As the AVP700
does not convert video formats for Zone 2, a composite video signal must also be
connected from the source.
ZONE
2
MON
OUT
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This is the audio output for Zone 2. Connect these to a line level input on
your Zone 2 amplifier.
do ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT (Composite video connection).
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IN
ZONE
2
12V
TRIGGER
(Z1 & Z2)
For these reasons, we recommend that source devices that have a digital connection are
also connected via the analogue inputs. High quality YUV/RGB and S-video sources should
also have their composite video outputs connected to the AVP700 for use in Zone 2.
NOTE: As a composite input is required for Zone 2, it may not be
possible to run your DVD player in progressive scan mode and to use
Zone 2 at the same time, unless your DVD player can output both
progressive scan and composite signals simultaneously.
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OUT
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Zone 2 remote controller connection.
A receiver compatible with this connector fk is
available from Xantech (part no. 291-10). Please
contact a Xantech registered dealer for this part,
as ARCAM does not stock them.
See www.xantech.com for more information.
The 3.5mm jack plug for this connector is wired
as follows:
This is the video output for Zone 2. Connect to your Zone 2 video display
using 75Ω low loss coaxial cable.
3.5mm stereo jack
Function
fk IN ZONE 2.
Tip
Signal
This allows the AVP700 to be controlled remotely from Zone 2 via infrared
remote control. See the panel for connection information.
Ring
0V
Sleeve
12V,
30mA current-limited
This follows the Xantech standard for IR
transmission over wire.
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Connecting the AM and FM antennas
FM antenna
A VHF antenna is required to receive FM radio signals.
AM
Although a VHF ribbon antenna is supplied as an accessory to the AVP700, for optimal FM radio reception
a roof- or loft-mounted aerial is advised as this will give superior reception. It is recommended that any
roof-top antenna is fitted by an experienced contractor as a contractor will be able to align your antenna
to the nearest FM transmitter.
fq
GND
fr
FM
In some areas cable radio may be available or, in an apartment building, a distributed antenna system
may be installed. In either of these cases you should have sockets in your home marked FM or VHF (do
not use those marked TV), which should be connected to the FM in socket fr of the AVP700.
AM STEP
(USA) 10K
(EU) 9K
fs
If you wish to use the supplied FM ribbon cable, mount this as high up as possible on a wall with the
‘T’-elements positioned horizontally. Try each usable wall of the room to see which gives best
reception and use tacks or adhesive tape to secure the aerial in a T shape (note that no tacks
should come into contact with the internal wire of the aerial). When assembled (see box, right),
Connecting the plug to
the plug on the ribbon cable should be connected to the FM-in socket fr of the AVP700.
the FM ribbon cable:
1) loosen the two screws
AM antenna
on the plug;
An medium wave antenna is required to receive AM radio signals.
2) insert the spade
An AM loop antenna is supplied as an accessory with the AVP700. This should be attached to
connectors of the ribbon
the AM antenna inputs fq with one end connected to ‘AM’ and the other to’ Ground’ (it does not
cable under the screws;
matter which way round this antenna is fitted). Rotate the antenna to discover which position
3) re-tighten the screws
gives the best reception.
onto the connectors.
In areas of weak reception, or when the AVP700 is in use inside a steel-framed building (such as
an apartment building), you can use a wire between 3 and 5 metres long to strengthen reception. Mount
this high up outside the building (if possible) and connect one end of this wire to the AM antenna input
in addition to the loop aerial supplied (do not disconnect the AM loop antenna).
AM STEP SIZE
The AM tuning ‘step size’ needs to be set according to your location. This is done using the switch on the
rear panel fs: set it to 10kHz if you are in North America or 9kHz anywhere else. Note that this should
be set correctly even if you do not intend to use AM reception as it also alters some FM tuner settings for
use in North America.
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Control connections
es (REMOTE) OUT. This puts any remote control signal out that is received by either the front panel or
from one of the remote control connections. It allows remote control of source components; control is
possible by either connecting this output to the devices to be controlled via the 3.5mm IR jack socket
(Arcam units only) or by using an IR emitter stuck to the centre of the IR sensor window on the source
component (such as a Xantech 283MW mini emitter).
et IN LOCAL. Use with a local IR receiver when the AVP700 front panel IR receiver is obstructed.
fk IN ZONE 2. This allows the AVP700 to be controlled remotely from Zone 2 via infrared remote
1/RGB
2/S-VID
REMOTE
IN
ZONE
2
12V
TRIGGER
(Z1 & Z2)
control (see section ‘Zone 2 connections’ above for further details).
fn RS232 CONTROL Use with control devices having an RS232 serial port (for example, Crestron and
AMX touch screen controllers). This connection is also used for upgrading control software. See the
sections at the end of this manual for control and programming information.
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Trigger outputs
There are three trigger output sockets on the AVP700, each of which is a 3.5mm stereo jack with two
contacts, ‘tip’ and ‘ring’. See the tables for technical information on the trigger outputs.
er 12V TRIGGER. This can be used for turning on and off automatically
power amps or source equipment for the main zone and Zone 2. The trigger
lead is wired as shown in the panel.
Connection
Function
Voltage
Tip
Main zone on
On = 12V, 30mA
Off = 0V
Ring
Zone 2 on
On = 12V, 30mA
Off = 0V
Sleeve
Ground
0V
fm VIDEO TRIGGER 1, fl VIDEO TRIGGER 2. These trigger outputs have
different functions depending on how the ‘Video Status’ has been set in the
‘General Settings’ menu. See page 10 for full details.
Connecting to a power supply
fo POWER INLET. The AVP700 has a dual voltage power supply that can be switched between 120V and
230V AC. As supplied, this switch should be set correctly for your local supply.
fp GROUND LIFT switch. In complex set-ups that include satellite inputs or radio antennas, grounding
the unit may increase the level of background hum or buzz in the loudspeakers. If this occurs, set the
GROUND LIFT switch to lift the signal ground from the chassis ground.
DO NOT REMOVE the safety earth from the mains cable under any circumstances.
AC
INLET
fo
230
fp
Mains lead
This appliance is normally supplied with a mains plug already fitted to the lead. Check that the plug
supplied with the unit fits your supply. Should you require a new mains lead, contact your Arcam dealer.
Plugging in
Push the plug (IEC line socket) of the power cable supplied with the unit into the power input socket
(fo) in the back of the unit. Make sure it is pushed in firmly. Put the plug on the other end of the cable
into your power supply socket and switch the socket on.
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GROUND
GROUND
LIFT
Configuring the AVP700
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The AVP700 ‘Set-up Menu’ has six ‘Basic’ and six ‘Advanced’ menu screens that take you through the
configuration process. The ‘Basic’ menus enable you to match your AVP700 to your speakers; the
‘Advanced’ menus allow you to optimise the operation of your system. Screen shots of these menus are
shown in shaded boxes on the following pages.
The best way to set the AVP700 up is using the on-screen display (OSD). To view the OSD for the
initial set up, use the composite video output to connect to your TV. This is because the high
quality video output has several display modes and may be incompatible with your high quality display
device in its default configuration. The OSD will not be visible at all if you try to use an HDMI
connection.
Set-up mode
To enter the Set-up menus press and hold the MENU button on the remote control or on the front panel,
for at least two seconds. The ‘Set-up Menu Index’ is displayed on your display device.
Set-up Menu Index
The Set-up menu index page is the first page that is displayed when the Set-up menu is
entered. This page allows you access to the six ‘Basic’ and six ‘Advanced’ menus.
Navigating the Set-up menu
... BY USING THE REMOTE CONTROL
The Set-up menu can be navigated by using the cursor (arrow) keys on the remote
control. This is by far the easiest method.
1.
To enter the Set-up menu, press and hold the MENU button (which is located
immediately under the navigation buttons) for at least two seconds, until the
Index page appears. (Pressing the menu button for just a short time will take
you to ‘Main Menu Screen 1’. If this happens, the Main Menu can be closed by pressing MENU for
a second time.)
2.
When the menu heading is highlighted, using the D and E keys will navigate between menu
pages. Using this method to navigate between pages the first time the unit is being configured
will help to ensure that no pages are missed out.
3.
Use the
4.
To change the setting for a particular menu item, highlight the item then use the
to cycle through the options for that item.
5.
Once you have set all the menu items on a page to have values that are appropriate for your
system, move the menu highlight to the top of the screen (the menu heading) and press E to
move to the next menu page.
6.
At any time, press the MENU button to return to the main Set-up menu index screen.
7.
To save the changes you have made, return to the Set-up menu index page and highlight the
‘Save Set-up’ item at the bottom of the screen. Press the OK button to save the settings. Press
OK again to exit the Set-up menu.
OK
MENU
C and B keys to navigate up and down the menu lines.
D and E keys
In addition to the above method of moving from page to page using the D and E keys, each menu
page can be accessed directly from the Set-up menu index page. This is achieved by using the cursor
keys to move the menu highlight to the desired page on the Index page, then pressing OK.
... BY USING THE BUTTONS ON THE FRONT PANEL OF THE AVP700
The AVP700 front panel controls can be used to configure the options. Follow the instructions given for
using the remote control, in this case using the EFFECT/6 button for ‘down’, the MODE/5 button for ‘up’
and the volume control for left and right.
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The ‘Basic’ Set-up Menus
1 – General Settings:
Max Volume: This limits the maximum volume setting the system can be turned
up to. This is a useful feature to prevent accidental over-driving of low powerhandling speakers, for example.
Max On Volume: Limits the maximum volume the system operates at when it is
first switched on. The system comes on at the ‘Max On Volume’ if the last used
(possibly very loud) volume exceeds this value.
Delay units: Controls whether the delay settings for the speakers in surround
modes are specified in Imperial or Metric measurements from the listening
position, or in terms of time. The delay setting itself is set on screen 4 of this
menu, described on page 14.
Note that changing the units resets all distances/times to zero. It is therefore
important to choose the units (Time, Imperial or Metric) before set up.
OSD Mode: Controls how the on-screen display is viewed.
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MIXED: the OSD will appear on top of the existing video picture
FULL PAGE: the OSD is displayed in white on a full screen black background.
On video signals that have a sync rate of greater than the normal interlaced rate (i.e.,
progressive scan, frame-scaled video, HDTV) the OSD will automatically go into Full Page mode
(black background) so that the control menu can be seen. Any pop-up displays (such as the
volume bar, source selection information, etc.) will be switched off.
Note that no on-screen display is available over the HDMI connection.
Video Status: The video status control is intended for use with SCART connections, but may find
use for other purposes. It is possible to use a SCART connection between the AVP700 and your
television even though the AVP700 does not have a SCART socket; a pin-out for a SCART lead
suitable for this purpose is given on page 32. We suggest the ‘SQART’ cables manufactured by
QED (www.qed.co.uk); please ask your dealer for details.
This setting controls the two video triggers fl fm on the rear panel and is used to inform the
AVP700 which type of video connection is present between it and your TV. Note that if you do not
wish to use the video triggers or a SCART connection, then it does not matter which value this
item has. This setting has no effect on the HDMI output.
This item has four settings: COMPOSITE, S-VIDEO, RGB and SCRN CTRL.
Composite: This mode is used to indicate to your TV that composite video is being sent. It uses
the trigger labelled 1/RGB fl (which should be connected to the RGB SCART input on your TV),
as shown. Select this option if you are using the composite video output of the AVP700.
The 2/S-VIDEO trigger is not active in this mode.
S-Video: This mode is used to
indicate to your TV that S-video is
being sent. It uses the trigger labelled
2/S-VIDEO fm, as shown. Select this
option if you are using the S-video
output of the AVP700.
Note that, if this option is selected,
the connection labelled ‘S-video
SCART’ (or similar) must be used on
the TV, as not all SCART connectors
are wired for S-video.
The 1/RGB trigger is not active in this
mode.
RGB: This mode is used to indicate to
your TV that RGB video is being sent.
It uses the trigger labelled 1/RGB, as
shown. Select this option if you are
using the RGB output of the AVP700.
If this option is selected, the
connection labelled ‘RGB SCART’ (or
similar) must be used on the TV, as
not all SCART connectors are wired
for RGB.
The 2/S-VIDEO trigger is not active in
this mode.
SCRN CTRL: The two video triggers
on the rear panel have the same
signal for all outputs. This will be
+12V when any video source is
selected, otherwise 0V. This can be
used (for example) to unfurl projector
screens automatically when a video
source is selected.
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1/RGB trigger output with COMPOSITE selected:
Connector
Function
Voltage
Tip
RGB mode select
0V
Ring
RGB/composite SCART input
select (CVBS status)
Aspect ratio 4:3/16:9
Video present, aspect 4:3 = 12V
Video present, aspect 16:9 = 6V
No video signal = 0V
Sleeve
Ground
0V
2/S-VIDEO trigger output with S-VIDEO selected:
Connector
Function
Voltage
Tip
Video source trigger
Any video source selected = 12V
No video source selected = 0V
Ring
S-video SCART input select
(CVBS status)
Aspect ratio 4:3/16:9
Aspect 4:3 = 12V
Aspect 16:9 = 6V
No video signal = 0V
Sleeve
Ground
0V
1/RGB trigger output with RGB selected:
Connector
Function
Voltage
Tip
RGB mode select
RGB video = 1V (into a 75ohm
load)
Ring
RGB/composite SCART input
select (CVBS status)
Aspect ratio 4:3/16:9
Video present, aspect 4:3 = 12V
Video present, aspect 16:9 = 6V
No video signal = 0V
Sleeve
Ground
0V
1/RGB and 2/S-VIDEO trigger outputs with SCRN CTRL selected:
Connector
Function
Voltage
Tip
Main zone on trigger
Main zone turned on = 12V
Main zone turned off = 0V
Ring
Main zone on trigger
Main zone turned on = 12V
Main zone turned off = 0V
Sleeve
Ground
0V
HQ Video: Choose between RGB or YUV; if you have a YUV display, set this item to YUV, otherwise
set it to RGB.
This setting controls the routing of the HQ-video within the AVP700, either as 3-wire YUV or 4wire RGB signals (with the synchronisation signal on composite for RGB). In addition, it controls
the operation of the S-video/composite-to-HQ video converter.
When set to YUV, incoming composite and S-video signals are converted to YUV; in RGB mode,
the incoming signals are converted to RGB, with the synchronisation signal on the composite
output.
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This setting has no effect on the HDMI output.
2 – Speaker Sizes
The size and number of loudspeakers are defined on this page.
Auto Set-up: Allows the setting of ‘standard configurations’ as in the table below:
Speaker
Config. 1
Config. 2
Config. 3
Custom
Front L/R
Small
Large
Large
Small/Large
Centre
Small
Small
Small
Small/Large/None
Surr L/R
Small
Small
Large
Small/Large/None
Surr Back L/R
Small
Small
Small
Small/None
Sub-woofer
Present
None
Present
Present/None
5.1 Rears
Both
Both
Both
Surr L/R/
Sur Back L/R/
Both
The Custom setting allows you to choose any combination of speakers to suit your system. Note that
the centre and rear speakers cannot be set to ‘large’ if the front speakers are set to ‘small’.
5.1 Rears defines how the speakers in a full ‘7.1’ installation handle 5.1 decoded sources.
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SURR L/R redirects 5.1 surround signal to the surround left and right speakers. No signal will be
directed to the surround back left or right speakers.
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SURR BACK L/R redirects 5.1 surround signal to the surround back left and right speakers. No
signal will be directed to the surround left or right speakers.
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BOTH redirects the 5.1 surround signal to both pairs of speakers with the signal to each set
reduced by 3dB.
A note on speaker sizes:
A Large speaker is one that is capable of handling a full range signal (i.e., 20Hz–20kHz).
A Small speaker is one that is not capable of reproducing a deep bass signal (i.e., below 100Hz),
for example a satellite speaker.
None indicates that there is no speaker connected to that channel.
3 – Sub woofer Settings
If no sub woofer was selected in the previous speaker menus then some of the items on
this page will not be adjustable.
Cross-over Freq.: This setting defines the frequency at which bass redirection begins.
Frequencies below this level are redirected from ‘small’ speakers to the Fronts or to
the sub woofer; frequencies above this level are not redirected. The value for this
setting depends on your speakers, environment and taste, and is best determined by
experimentation.
The adjustment can be made in increments of 10Hz between 40Hz and 130Hz.
Stereo Mode: Select between Large, Large+Sub or Sat+Sub.
If you have configured your system to have a sub woofer, then you have the flexibility
to choose how bass information is distributed between the front left/right speakers and
the sub woofer when listening to stereo sources. Choose the option which gives you the
most solid even sounding bass (for best results test with a set-up disc or live program material).
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LARGE: Pure stereo information — all audio is sent to the front left and right speakers. Use this
setting if you have large front speakers.
Note that this option will override the setting configured on the “Speaker Sizes” menu page.
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LARGE+SUB: Pure stereo is fed to left and right and extracted bass is sent to the sub woofer. In
this case the low frequency information is, effectively, duplicated.
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SAT+SUB: Use this setting if you have ‘Small’ satellite left and right speakers. Full bass
management is used in analogue stereo so that analogue sources are fed to the DSP where the
bass is filtered off left and right and redirected to the sub woofer.
Note that the above three Stereo Mode settings pass the audio through the signal processor of the
AVP700, which may degrade the sound quality slightly. This can be avoided for the ‘Large’ setting by
pressing the DIRECT button to bypass this processing.
DTS LFE Gain: DTS soundtracks typically have the LFE track recorded 10dB lower than the main audio
tracks. It is, therefore, necessary to compensate for this by raising the LFE output level by 10dB, and
setting the DTS LFE gain to ‘Normal’ activates this compensation. Some DTS soundtracks have been
recorded with the LFE signal at the same levels as the main audio, however, and therefore require no
gain compensation. For these disks set the DTS LFE gain to -10dB.
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NORMAL: This increases the LFE signal by 10dB and is the recommended setting for the AVP700.
-10DB: This allows the LFE to pass directly to the output with no gain adjustment.
Unfortunately, there is no rule for determining which discs are recorded using which method. As a
general guide, however, it is only early DTS music discs that require the -10dB setting.
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Sub Stereo: This setting allows the volume level of the sub woofer to be adjusted for when the sub
woofer is being used with 2-channel (stereo) sources. The sub woofer level for stereo music often needs
to be set at a lower level than that for cinema use; use this trim setting, with a stereo source, to reduce
the sub woofer output in stereo playback to an acceptable level. The level required depends on various
factors such as speakers, the types and styles of music to be played and personal taste.
DVD-A Sub Level: This setting allows compensation for sub woofer level gain from external decoders or
sources (such as DVD-A players).
When decoding digital inputs, the AVP700 follows the convention for products of this type and sets
the sub woofer level 10dB higher than that of the other channels. Source products such as DVD-audio
players do not follow this pattern, however, setting the sub woofer level to be the same as the other
channels. This means that switching from material that has been decoded by the AVP700 to that
decoded externally may mean that the sub woofer sounds very quiet. This setting provides for the
removal of that difference by allowing the sub woofer level of the DVD-A (multi-channel) input to be
raised by 10dB.
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NORMAL: No gain compensation. This allows the DVD-A sub level to pass directly to the output
with no gain adjustment.
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+10DB: This increases the DVD-A (multi-channel input) sub level by 10dB
If you are using the AVP700 in combination with the multi-channel analogue outputs of an Arcam DVD-A
player, then this item should be set to ‘+10dB’.
4 – Speaker Delay Settings
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within a room may mean that sound
from some speakers arrives at the
listener later than sound from others.
By altering the delay settings for the
different speakers, this difference
in arrival time can be reduced or
eliminated.
When setting the delay, it should be
imagined that the listener is sitting
in a circle of the speakers; the delay
indicates the distance of the speaker
from the listener.
The speaker distance control can be used to set
automatically the appropriate time delays required
for all the speakers in your system. To use this,
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wish to use. Your settings
Distance measurements for 5.1 [and 7.1]
milliseconds.
will be lost if the units are
speaker delay settings
changed.
Note that the delay adjustment is not a
If the delay units are set
substitute for proper speaker placement, but it
to Time, then enter the
can help to ensure accurate and correct signal arrival times from all the channels to the primary
delay in milliseconds for
listening position.
each channel.
No measurement can be entered for a speaker that is not selected in the previous ‘Speaker Sizes’
menu.
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5 – Level settings
The relative sensitivity of different speakers can lead to some speakers sounding disproportionately
loud or quiet, relative to others in the system. The level settings of your AVP700 can help to address
this in-balance.
It is important to calibrate the speakers correctly to achieve an accurately centred sound stage. If
possible, we recommend you use a sound pressure level meter (SPL meter) to perform this part of
the set-up as it is difficult to judge the levels accurately by ear alone.
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MANUAL is best for setting up with a SPL meter as the test tone will not change to the next
speaker until instructed by you. Pink noise is emitted by the highlighted speaker; when you
wish to measure a different speaker, move the highlight to the new speaker.
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AUTO is best for setting up by ear. In this state, the test tone changes automatically between
speakers after a two second burst of sound.
On first installation, watch the OSD display as you cycle through the available speakers with the test
tone. Check that the speaker generating the sound corresponds to that indicated on the OSD. If there is a
discrepancy then check and correct the system cabling before proceeding further.
To calibrate the speakers with a SPL meter, place the meter at ear level with the microphone pointing towards
the ceiling, when seated in the usual listening position. (You will need to set the meter to ‘C’‚ setting with a
‘slow’‚ response and to read 75dB SPL at the centre of the scale.) If you do not have a SPL meter, simply set
the front left speaker to 0dB on the menu and then match all the other speakers to this level.
Each speaker can be fine-tuned by 1dB increments to ±10dB. The output from each speaker needs to be
adjusted to the 75dB SPL sound level. No adjustments can be made for a speaker that is not selected in the
previous ‘Speaker Sizes’ menu. Note that inserting headphones into the front panel of the AVP700 will cause
all test-tones to be muted (including the headphone output).
6 – EX Settings
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Test Tone Cycle
If you are using a 6.1
speaker configuration
(a single surround back
speaker), we recommend
connecting the surround
back speaker to the
surround back left channel
of the AVP700.
In this case, the level of
the connected surround
back channel should be
increased by 3dB (i.e., the
SPL meter should show a
response of 78dB for this
channel).
Surr. EX: This can either be set to AUTO or MANUAL and is applicable only when playing ‘Surround EX’encoded material.
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AUTO DD EX: The AVP700 will switch automatically to ‘Surround EX’ decoding when suitably
encoded material is detected (this can be temporarily overridden by pressing the MODE
button on the remote control).
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AUTO PLIIX MOVIE: The AVP700 will switch automatically to ‘Pro Logic IIx Movie’ decoding
when suitably encoded material is detected (this can be temporarily overridden by pressing
the MODE button on the remote control).
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MANUAL: The AVP700 will not select Surround EX automatically. It can however be selected
manually by pressing the MODE button.
Use Channels 6+7 for
Choose one from:
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DOLBY SURR EX: ‘Dolby Surround EX’ provides two additional rear channels from 5.1 channel
EX-encoded material. This is intended to give better effects steering. In this mode, amplifier channels
6 and 7 are used to drive the EX speakers.
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ZONE 2: In this mode, amplifier channels 6 and 7 are used to provide speaker level output for use in
Zone 2.
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BIAMP L+R: The amplifier channel 6 and 7 are used to provide a second amplified output of the
left and right channels. This allows you to bi-amplify your front speakers, which should give an
improvement in the sound quality of these channels.
If you would like to do this, please refer to page 26 for further information.
Changing this setting
will require you to change
the configuration of the
cables connected your
speakers.
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The ‘Advanced’ Set-up Menus
ADV 1 – Speaker Eq.
This allows fine adjustment of bass and treble in 1dB steps (up to ±6dB) for each of the
speakers in the system. Use these adjustments sparingly to compensate for speaker
response problems caused by positioning, adjacent surface textures, or mixed brands
of loudspeakers.
Work with one speaker on at a time and, as an example, use the bass control to reduce
boom problems for speakers placed in corners, and the treble control for speakers
placed near reflective surfaces. We recommend trying to obtain a good speaker
response by speaker placement first, then apply speaker equalisation last.
The tone control nominal corner frequencies are at 100Hz and 8kHz, shelf type.
Auto Stereo Tone Bypass: Set this item to YES if, when a stereo input signal is
detected (analogue or digital), the tone adjustments set on this page are to be bypassed. (Note that this does not switch the AVP700 into ‘Direct’ mode, it simply sets
the tone controls to zero.)
ADV 2 – Video Settings
This menu allows advanced adjustment of the video settings for your AVP700.
Zone 1 OSD: Selects whether the main zone OSD is on or off.
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When set to ON‚ all user adjustments that are made during the general use of
the AVP700 are displayed on the screen. This includes the adjustment of the
volume control, the inputs selected and the set-up menus.
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When set to OFF‚ there will be no display of the general user adjustments
– only the set-up menus and the main menus are displayed.
It is recommended you keep the OSD turned ON‚ since if you cannot see the front panel
of the AVP700 you will have no idea if any adjustments you have made to the processor
are correct or to your liking.
Video Inputs: Composite and S-video inputs for DVD, Sat, AV, VCR and AUX have
their audio and video assigned to track each other by default. The five ‘Video Input’ lines for Tape, CD,
FM, AM and DVD-A allow assignment of a video source to these normally audio-only sources. If desired,
it is possible to allocate the same video source to more than one audio input. This facility allows you
to listen to an audio source and view a separate video source at the same time – for example, you can
listen to radio while watching TV for a sports simulcast.
HQ Video DVD, AV and SAT: Allocate the high quality component or RGB video inputs to any source
buttons. For example, to assign the Component/RGB video from the ‘HQ Video DVD’ input to the DVD
button, set the ‘HQ Video DVD’ item in this menu to ‘DVD’.
If HQ-VIDEO is set to RGB (as described on page 13) and an HQ-video input is assigned to a button,
the AVP700 assumes that RGB signals are present for that input if a composite signal is found on the
corresponding composite input. If this assignment is made but no RGB signals are supplied, the
display will be blank for the assigned source.
For HDMI video assignment, please see “ADV 6 – HDMI Settings”.
ADV 3 – Digital Settings
Coaxial inputs and Optical inputs. Each of the digital inputs can be assigned to any
of the seven stereo source buttons (CD, TAPE, DVD, SAT, AV, VCR and AUX), or can be
assigned No button.
This menu page lists the physical inputs, as per the back panel, on the left hand side of
the screen, with the buttons used to select the inputs listed on the right hand side.
Each digital input can be allocated only to one source button. For example, if you
choose the ‘Coaxial DVD input’ to be assigned to the DVD button, then the choices for
the other digital inputs are: CD, TAPE, SAT, AV, VCR, AUX and NO BUTTON. If you wish
to re-allocate the DVD input to a different button, ‘Coaxial DVD input’ must be assigned
to a different button (or No button) before you can re-assign the DVD input.
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ADV 4 – Zone 2 Settings
ZONE2 VOL: Sets the volume for Zone 2.
Max Vol 20–83: Limits the maximum volume setting for Zone 2. This is a useful
feature to prevent accidental over-driving of low power-handling speakers, for example.
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Fix Vol: This selects between fixed and variable audio output to Zone 2. If NO is
selected, the output level can be controlled from Zone 2 or the main system. If you
wish to fix the volume level, first set the Zone 2 volume to the desired level, then select
YES.
Max On Vol: Limits the maximum volume Zone 2 operates at when it is first switched
on. Zone 2 comes on at this volume if the last used volume exceeds this value.
Stand-by: This allows zone 1 (the main zone) to be put into stand-by, either locally
only or by Zone 2 as well.
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LOCAL ONLY: Only the main zone will be switched into stand-by from the main
zone.
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ALL OFF: Both the main zone and Zone 2 will be switched into stand-by from the main zone.
Access: This acts as a ‘parental control’ device to disable or enable access to sources for Zone 2.
Press the unwanted source button on the remote control handset or front panel to disable it for Zone 2.
Press again to enable the source.
Enabled sources are listed on the ‘Access:’ line of the menu page.
ADV 5 – Analogue Settings
Input trims: Allows the adjustment of the input sensitivity of the analogue inputs (in
Volts RMS) so that each one achieves the optimum dynamic range and sounds similar
in loudness to the others.
Available level settings are: LOW 0.5V, MEDIUM 1V, REFERENCE 2V, HIGH 4V. The
reference level of 2V should be appropriate for most inputs.
If a source is very quiet compared with the other sources you can increase its loudness
by selecting the MEDIUM 1V or LOW 0.5V settings.
ADV 6 – HDMI Settings
DVD and SAT: Allocate the HDMI inputs to any source buttons. For example, to assign
the HDMI input labelled ‘DVD’ to the VCR button, set the ‘Input: DVD’ item in this menu
to ‘VCR’.
Saving Settings and Exit Set-up
You can either save the settings now or exit without saving the changes.
Save Set-up
1.
Press MENU to go to the ‘Set-up Menu Index’ at the ‘Save Set-up’ point.
2.
Press OK to save.
3.
Press OK to select ‘Exit Set-up’ and exit system configuration.
Exit without saving
If you choose to ‘Exit Set-up’ without first saving the changes, then the new settings will be lost.
1.
Press MENU to go to the ‘Set-up Menu Index’ at the ‘Save Set-up’ point.
2.
Press
3.
Press OK when ‘Exit Set-up’ is selected to exit system configuration.
E to select ‘Exit Set-up’.
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Remote control
The CR80 remote control is a multi-function unit that controls the
AVP700 and up to seven other devices. The instructions on this page
only refer to the control of the Arcam AVP700.
For information on using the remote control for other devices, and
a full list of features, see the instruction booklet supplied with the
CR80.
Device selection
IMPORTANT: Press the ‘AMP’ button first to operate
the AVP700.
Source selection
DVD – DVD input
SAT – Satellite input
VCR – toggle between the VCR and AUX inputs
CD – CD player input
TAPE – Tape (monitor) input
AV – AV input
MCH – DVD-A (multi-channel) input
FM – FM tuner input
AM – AM tuner input
Press the relevant button once to select input;
press and hold to select the analogue input if a
digital input is present.
MUTE
Press once to mute the main system. Press again
(or use VOL +/–) to un-mute.
SET
On/Stand-by
SELECT DEVICE
CBL
DVD
VCR
TV
SAT
CD
AMP
AUX
3
THX
1 DVD
2
4
CD
5 AUX
6 TAPE
7 TUN
8 AV
9 MCH
MUTE
0 FM
AM
SAT
This allows the AVP700 to be put into and
taken out of stand-by remotely.
VCR
In Zone 2, use this button to enable ‘Follow
Zone 1’ mode.
Note that the AVP700 does not support THX
processing.
FX (DSP effects mode)
LAST
Use this button to cycle through effects
modes for two-channel sources.
THX
VOLUME +/–
SUB (Sub woofer trim)
SLEEP
Adjusts the volume.
VOL
CH
FX
A–B
SUB
MODE
GUIDE
EXIT
Use this button to cycle through available
surround modes.
MODE
OPEN
Allows a temporary trim of the sub woofer
level. Press SUB, then adjust using the 3 4
buttons on the navigation panel.
Navigation buttons
Arrow buttons allow navigation around the
menus on the AVP700.
Confirm selection by pressing OK.
OK
MENU
INFO
Press to change the RDS display mode for the
tuner.
MENU
INFO
Press and hold for more than two seconds to
select the ‘Set-up Menu Index’.
TM
P- / P+ (Tune/Preset Down/Up)
If the tuner is in PRESET mode, then these
buttons decrease/increase the preset selection.
If the tuner is in TUNE mode, then these buttons
decrease/increase the selected frequency.
SYN (Lip sync)
Press to select the OSD Main menu.
P.MODE
SUBT
TITLE
MENU
P–
P+
TM
FAV
ZOOM
AUDIO
MEM
RETURN
TST
SYN
DYN
SLP
ANGLE
SETUP
STATUS
SEARCH
DIS
TRM
1
2
Press once to adjust the Lip sync audio delay. Use
the D and E navigation buttons.
Press again to exit the Lip sync function.
Tuning mode: press this button to toggle
between ‘preset’ and ‘tuning’ modes on the
tuner.
DYN/MEM
Used to store a radio station in a preset.
Press once to enter store mode; use the
P+/P- buttons to select the preset to use,
then press this button again to confirm the
selection.
CR80
DIS (Display)
1/STATUS
Press to cycle through Off/Dim/Bright illumination
of the front panel display
Press this button to toggle between FM
‘stereo mute’ and ‘mono’ on the tuner.
TRM (Speaker trim)
The other buttons in this area are used for
DVD control and do not effect the AVP700.
Press to display the OSD Speaker trim level
menu. TRM allows temporary adjustment of
speaker levels, using the navigation buttons.
Press again to exit the ‘Speaker Trim’ function.
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NOTE Remember to install the two AA batteries supplied
before trying to use your remote control.
Operating your AVP700
A/V SURROUND SOUND PROCESSOR
FM MUTE/
MONO
PRESET/
TUNE
STORE
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RDS INFO
AVP700
DOWN/UP
ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE 7.1 PROCESSOR
VOLUME
TREBLE
AUX
PHONES
BASS
EFFECT
MENU
MODE
OK
DVD
SAT
AV
AUX
VCR
TAPE
CD
FM
AM
DVD-A
ZONE 2
DIRECT
DISPLAY
MUTE
POWER
For information display we recommend you use the OSD on your TV/screen whenever possible. However,
all key information is also duplicated one line at a time on the front panel display of the AVP700.
Switching on/off
Press the power button in. After approximately two seconds, the power LED will turn green and the
current input and volume level will be shown; after a further 10 seconds, the AVP700 is ready for use.
Please wait until the unit has finished initialising before attempting to operate the AVP700. It is
recommended that if the unit is switched off, you should wait at least 10 seconds before switching the
unit back on.
Stand-by
The AVP700 has a stand-by mode which can be entered by pressing the green stand-by button on the
remote control. When in stand-by mode the display is blank and the power LED glows red. If you do not
wish to put Zone 2 into stand-by at the same time as the main zone, press and hold the stand-by button
on the remote control for about 3 seconds. After this time, the front-panel of the AVP700 will display the
text “Main Off”, before going into stand-by; the LED for Zone 2 will be illuminated to show that Zone 2 is
still operating.
When not being used, the AVP700 may be left in stand-by mode, as power consumption is low. If you
are not using your AVP700 for several days, however, we recommend you switch the unit off completely
using the front panel power button.
To switch on from stand-by, press one of the source buttons on the front panel or on the remote control,
or use the stand-by button on the remote control.
Volume control
To adjust the volume level of the loudspeakers, pre-amp outputs and headphones use the volume
control knob. The volume level is shown on the display. Note that different sources may require different
settings of the volume control to achieve the same perceived volume level.
It is important to realise that the value indicated for the volume level is not an accurate indication of
the power delivered to your loudspeakers. The AVP700 may deliver its full output power long before the
volume control reaches its maximum position, particularly when listening to heavily recorded music.
In comparison, some movie sountracks can appear to be very quiet, as many directors like to keep the
maximum levels in reserve for special effect sequences.
The volume can be controlled over a range of 100dB in 1dB steps.
Muting the volume
Pressing the MUTE button will mute the output of the AVP700 to the speakers and from the ‘pre-amp
out’ connectors (the output to the record loops remains unaffected). ‘MUTE’ will be shown on the display
while in this state.
Press MUTE for a second time (or adjust the volume) to exit the mute state.
Front panel display
In normal operation, the display shows the current volume setting; smaller illuminated areas indicate the
audio input type (digital or analogue) and the digital stream type (if applicable). If the processing mode
changes (for example, from Dolby Pro Logic decoding to Dolby Digital 5.1), then this will be displayed “in
large letters” for about 2 seconds.
Changing the display brightness (the
DISPLAY
button)
It is possible to select the illumination level of the front panel display. Press DISPLAY on the front panel
or DIS on the remote to cycle through the three illumination levels (Off/Dim/Bright).
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Input selection
To select a particular source, press the corresponding button on the front panel or on the remote control.
There are eight inputs available: DVD, Sat, AV, AUX, VCR, Tape, CD and DVD-A (multi-channel). In
addition, AM and FM radio reception can be selected from the built-in tuner. Any picture signal associated
with the selected input is switched to the monitor output.
On selecting a source, the AVP700 will attempt to use the digital input in preference to an analogue
input, assuming a digital signal is detected for the source. If you want to override the digital input and
select the analogue input instead, however, this can be achieved by pressing and holding the button for
the selected source for at least two seconds.
The processing mode and ‘Stereo Direct’ functions are remembered and recalled for each input. The
digital input and high quality video input associated with each source may be configured in the device
menus.
The DVD-A input is intended for direct analogue pass-through of DVD Audio or SACD surround sources.
Apart from volume control and level trim, no processing is performed on this input.
Tape operation
The TAPE button selects the audio from a cassette deck connected to the TAPE IN phono sockets of the
AVP700.
Pressing the TAPE button will select audio from the tape input; the TAPE LED will illuminate, together
with the LED of the previously selected input. Illuminating the tape and source LEDs indicates that the
tape loop is active and indicates the source that will be recorded.
Example:
If you want to record from the CD input:
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Select the CD input;
Press the TAPE button – you can now listen to the sound returned from the recording device. In
the case of a three-head cassette deck, this will be the audio as recorded onto the tape.
Note that selecting a different source from CD will cause the recording to change to this new source.
VCR/AUX Operation
The AVP700 has VCR and AUX record loops for audio and video (Composite and S-video only). These are
configured to allow recording of the source that you are watching.
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Pressing the VCR or AUX button selects audio and video from the VCR/AUX input.
The VCR/AUX LED will illuminate, together with the LED of the previously selected input.
Illuminating the VCR and source LEDs indicates that the tape loop is active and indicates the source that
will be recorded.
For example, if you want to record the SAT input:
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Select the SAT input then put your VCR/AUX into record pause so that it will monitor its input.
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Note that, if you select a different source from SAT, the recording changes to this new source.
Press the VCR or AUX button (as appropriate), and you can now watch the audio and video
actually being recorded by your VCR/AUX from the satellite system.
Stereo Direct
To listen to a pure analogue stereo input, press the DIRECT button. The Direct mode bypasses
automatically all processing and any surround functions. In Direct mode, digital processing is shut down
to improve the sound quality by reducing the digital noise within the AVP700 to an absolute minimum.
The LED above the DIRECT button on the front panel will illuminate to indicate this mode.
Important note: When “stereo direct” mode is enabled, bass management is disabled. For this
reason, “stereo direct” mode is not recommended in systems comprising small ‘satelite’ speakers, as
the full-frequency information that would be directed to these units may cause damage to the speaker.
Zone 2
Pressing the ZONE 2 button allows both the volume and the source being viewed in Zone 2 to be changed
from the main zone. While in this ‘Zone 2’ mode, the LED above the Zone 2 button is illuminated.
When first pressed, the text ZONE2 SRC is displayed on the front panel (where ‘SRC’ indicates the source
being viewed in Zone 2). Pressing the source buttons on the front panel while in this state changes the
source routed to Zone 2; moving the volume knob adjusts the Zone 2 volume.
To exit this state, press ZONE 2 a second time.
Headphones
To use headphones with the AVP700, plug the headphones into the PHONES socket on the left hand side
of the front panel.
When headphones are plugged into the headphones socket the main output is muted.
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Effect
Description
The EFFECT button (FX on the remote) cycles through the available
effect modes. The effects are only available when the AVP700 is in
stereo mode.
None
No effects active, stereo signal
Music
Extracted ambience and centre information
For more information on the effects, see the section ‘DSP Effects
Modes’, page 25.
Party
All speakers on
Club
Small room
Hall
Medium reverberant room
Sport
Very reverberant with extracted ambience
and dry centre dialogue
Church
Long reverberant room
Mode
When a selected digital input carries a Dolby Digital or DTS signal,
the AVP700 detects it automatically and processes the signal
accordingly.
For an analogue input or when no Dolby Digital or DTS signal is
detected, pressing the MODE button cycles through the available
surround sound modes; for Dolby Digital or DTS signals, the mode button cycles through the processing
modes available for these types of signal. All of the available modes are detailed later in this handbook,
starting on page 26.
The selected mode is displayed in the main section of the display for three seconds, before reverting to
show the current volume. The surround mode continues to be shown on the display.
Treble/Bass
These allow you to alter temporarily the bass and treble controls for all currently active speakers. In the
case of Stereo, this would only apply to the front left and right speakers. In Effects, Pro Logic IIx Music,
Dolby Digital and DTS modes (for example), this would apply to all present speakers.
You can adjust the bass and treble by up to ±6dB. These adjustments are in addition to those made in
‘Speaker Eq’ in the Set-up Menu. However, the maximum overall tone control range for each speaker
using this screen plus the settings in ‘Speaker Eq’ is still ±6dB (not ±12dB).
To select the speaker to be adjusted, press the Treble/Bass button repeatedly until the desired speaker is
shown on the front-panel display. Then use the volume control knob to adjust the setting up or down.
Note that bass and treble alterations are not available in Stereo mode when AUTO STEREO TONE BYPASS
is set to YES, or in Stereo Direct mode.
Remote control buttons
In addition to the buttons detailed above, the following remote control buttons are also relevant.
SUB
This button on the remote allows adjustment of the Sub woofer volume. Press SUB, then adjust using
the D and E buttons on the navigation pad.
INFO
This button has the same effect as the RDS button on the front panel. See below for details of its
operation.
SYN
Delays may be introduced into the video signal by external video processing equipment which causes
a mismatch between the audio and video timing. You will notice this by speech sound being out of
synchronisation with the lip movements in the video.
To compensate for this you can adjust the lip sync audio delay. Press SYN and use the
navigation buttons to change the delay.
D and E
See page 22 for a full explanation of this feature.
TRM
This allows temporary adjustment of the speaker levels. Press TRM to access the OSD ‘Speaker Trims’
menu, using the navigation buttons to adjust the levels required. Press again to exit the trim function.
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Effects/FX
Using the tuner
The AVP700’s radio tuner can be controlled from the upper row of front panel buttons (see diagram,
below) or from the remote control handset. Note that the tuner behaviour can be seen only via the frontpanel display, as there is no on-screen display for the tuner.
Tuning to a station
Pressing the PRESET/TUNE button (or TM on the remote) toggles between the two tuning modes of the
unit – ‘Tune’ or ‘Preset’. The selected mode is shown briefly on the display. When in frequency display
mode, the frequency will be followed by a ‘T’ in tune mode, and ‘P’ in preset mode.
RDS INFO
FM MUTE/
MONO
STORE
PRESET/
TUNE
DOWN/UP
FM ST
TUNE MODE
In Tune mode:
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Press the 3 and 4 buttons on the front panel (or P– or P+ on the remote control handset) for
longer than two seconds to engage automatic tuning. The tuner searches for a radio station
signal of sufficient strength and stops. To skip to the next station, press one of the buttons
again. Automatic tuning is available for both the FM and AM bands.
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Tapping the 3 and 4 buttons engages manual tuning. This can be used for tuning to a specific
frequency. It is also useful if you are trying to select a station that is too weak for the autosearch mode.
Regardless of the mode used to tune your AVP700, when it is accurately tuned to a station ‘TUNED’
lights up in the display.
PRESET MODE
When one or more presets have been defined, ‘Preset’ mode can be used. In Preset mode, use the
3 and 4 buttons on the front panel (or P– or P+ on the remote control handset) to cycle up and down
the preset stations.
See below for instructions on storing and deleting presets.
Storing a preset
To store a preset, tune to the radio station you wish to store. Press the STORE button (or DYN on the
remote control): the station frequency is shown on the display, followed by a preset number. Select the
preset number you wish to assign to the station using the 3 and 4 buttons on the front panel (or P– or
P+ on the remote control handset), then press the STORE button again.
Once the preset is stored, the display reverts to show the station name (if RDS information is
transmitted) or its frequency.
To quit the memory function without storing a preset, leave the tuner controls untouched for five
seconds. It is also possible to overwrite a stored station by saving another in its place. There are thirty
presets available for FM use and ten for AM use.
Deleting a preset
Press the STORE button, then select the preset number you want to delete using the 3 and 4 buttons
(or P– or P+ on the remote control handset), followed by the FM MUTE/MONO button (1/STATUS on the
remote control).
The display briefly shows ‘DELETE’ and ‘– –’ is shown in place of the preset number. You can reactivate a
deleted preset number by storing a station in the normal way.
RDS: Radio Data System
The Arcam AVP700 supports RDS Programme Service and RDS Radio Text on FM broadcasts.
When a station carrying RDS information is selected ‘RDS’ lights up in the display and shortly afterwards
the station’s RDS name (e.g. ‘BBC R3’) is shown.
Press the RDS INFO button to view any RDS text information (if a station is not transmitting text
information, the display briefly indicates ‘NO TEXT’ and reverts to show the station name).
Press RDS INFO again to display the station’s frequency.
Pressing RDS INFO a third time returns you to a display of the station name.
If the RDS INFO button is pressed while tuned to a non RDS station, the display shows ‘NO NAME’ for
three seconds before reverting to the default display.
FM Mute/Mono
The AVP700’s tuner has an auto-muting circuit that, when engaged, mutes any signal that is of
insufficient strength for listening. To engage this circuit press the FM MUTE/MONO button on the front
panel: ‘FM MUTE’ is shown in the display. If a signal is muted you will hear no sound through the
loudspeakers.
Should you wish to listen to a station that is ‘auto muted’ press the FM MUTE/MONO button again to
disengage the muting circuit. The tuner now switches to monoaural reception, cancelling much of the
background hiss. ‘FM MUTE’ is no longer displayed and you are able to continue listening.
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Listening to the tuner in Zone 2
The tuner can be selected, as other inputs, for routing to Zone 2. Note, though, that it is not possible to
listen to different stations in the main zone and Zone 2 simultaneously. This is because the AVP700 is
fitted with just a single tuner module.
Using the Main Menu
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Three ‘Main Menu’ screens allow day-to-day changes to be made to the way the AVP700 operates.
Examples include adjusting the tone control for a particular input, or selection of ‘direct’ mode.
The three Main Menu screens are available on your display device. The selected line of each screen is
also displayed on the front panel of the AVP700. Each of the following sections has a picture showing the
screen that is displayed as you move through the menus.
Using the remote control to enter the Main Menu
Briefly press the MENU button to enter ‘Main Menu Screen 1’. Use the navigation B and C buttons
to go up and down the menu respectively. The D and E buttons are used to alter the selection on the
highlighted line, or to change to the next screen if the menu heading is highlighted.
Using the front panel to enter the Main Menu
Press the MENU button to enter the main menu. To cycle through the items on a menu, use the
EFFECT/6 button to go down and MODE/5 button to go up one line for each press. Use the volume
control knob for the 3 and 4 functions in order to cycle through the available choices, or to change the
menu page if the menu heading is highlighted.
Main Menu Screen 1
Vol: Shows the present volume being used for the main zone and can be adjusted
from here.
Audio Input: This shows the current audio input source selected. The current
audio input can be changed when this line is highlighted using the source select
buttons on the front panel or the remote. Note that changing the audio input
also changes the video input to the same setting.
Video Input: This shows the current video input source selected. The current
video input can be changed when this line is highlighted using the source select
buttons on the front panel or the remote.
Changing the video input does not change the audio input, so you can watch a
different input from the one you are listening to.
If the audio and video are set to different inputs, they will be reset to be the
same input when the audio input is next changed.
Note: the composite/S-video inputs and the high-quality video inputs are independent of
each other. If you are watching a video source by using the one of the high-quality video
inputs, it is not possible to change the video input independently of the audio.
Video Type: This setting is applicable only to TVs being fed via a SCART lead where the trigger
outputs fl and fm are connected via suitable SCART header. It shows the video aspect ratio
currently selected for the display, which can be set manually to 4:3 or 16:9, depending on which
format you are feeding into your TV. See page 12 for further details on using these triggers.
Stereo Direct:
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OFF: the AVP700 functions in its normal way.
ON: the AVP700 uses the analogue input signal for the source, bypassing the digital circuitry. In
this mode, the AVP700 functions like an analogue amplifier: it also shuts down all the unused
digital circuitry for optimum stereo performance. Note that no digital output is available in this
case.
Bass and Treble: These allow you to alter temporarily the bass and treble controls for all currently
active speakers. In the case of Stereo, this would only apply to the front left and right speakers.
In Effects, Pro Logic IIx Music, Dolby Digital and DTS modes (for example), this would apply to
all present speakers.
You can adjust the bass and treble by up to ±6dB. These adjustments are in addition to those
made in ‘Speaker Eq’ in the Set-up Menu. However, the maximum overall tone control range for
each speaker using this screen plus the settings in ‘Speaker Eq’ is still ±6dB (not ±12dB).
Note that bass and treble alterations are not available in Stereo mode when AUTO STEREO TONE
BYPASS is set to YES, or in Stereo Direct mode.
Balance: To alter temporarily the sound balance between the front left and right speakers. You can
alter the sound stage to either the left or right by up to 10dB. Note that it is not possible to shift
the audio signal completely over to one channel.
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Main Menu Screen 2
Compression: Allows selection of three different compression ratios (OFF, MEDIUM
and HIGH), where the higher compression is intended for ‘late night’ listening.
The compression effect increases the volume of the quiet passages and
decreases the volume of the louder passages. Compression can be disabled by
setting this item to OFF.
Compression is only available on Dolby Digital recordings and on some DTS
recordings.
Lip Sync: Allows the introduction and adjustment of a time delay between the
audio and video signals to compensate for the sound and picture not being
synchronised. This may be required when extra video processing is used in
the system, for line doubling or progressive scan video, or for when a DVD has
been poorly mastered or a broadcast shows noticeable delay between the video
and audio.
The lip sync function works on all sources, unless Stereo Direct is selected. Lip sync is also
directly available on the SYN button on the remote control.
The range of lip sync delay is 0 to 220 milliseconds.The lip sync adjustment can only correct for
delayed video: if the audio is delayed, set lip sync to its minimum.
Pro Logic IIx Music Mode: This allows the adjustment of the sound field for Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx
Music decoding of two-channel sources.
< Dimension: allows the user gradually to adjust the soundfield
either towards the front or towards the rear. If a recording is
too spacious or strong from the surrounds, it can be adjusted
‘forward’ to get a better balance. Likewise, if a stereo recording
is somewhat too ‘narrow’ sounding, it can be adjusted toward the
rear to get a more enveloping, immersive result. We recommend
‘Dimension’ is set to 3 for normal use.
< Centre Width: With Pro Logic decoding,
dominant centre signals come only from the
centre speaker. If no centre speaker is present,
the decoder splits the centre signal equally to
the left and right speakers to create a ‘phantom’
centre image. The Centre Width control allows
variable adjustment of the centre image so it may
be heard only from the centre speaker; only from
the left/right speakers as a phantom image; or
from all three front speakers to varying degrees.
We recommend ‘Centre Width’ is set to 3 for
normal use.
< Panorama Mode: Extends the front centre
image to include the surround speakers for
an exciting ‘wrap-around’ effect with side wall
imaging.
Main Menu Screen 3
This page refers to Zone 2 functions. These are required if your system is installed
to send audio and video to a separate ‘Zone 2’ room, or you wish to make use of the
Zone 2 headphone facility.
Vol: Shows present volume being used in Zone 2 and can be adjusted from here.
This is also the volume control for the headphones output if it is assigned to
Zone 2.
Zone 2 Source: Selects which source is sent to Zone 2. The source can be
selected specifically, or can be set to Follow Zone 1.
Note that pressing the THX button in Zone 2 will cause the input for Zone 2 to
be set to ‘Follow zone 1’.
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Display
Centre spreading
effect
0
No centre spreading
1
20.8°
2
28°
3
36°
4
54°
5
62°
6
69.8°
7
Phantom centre
The ‘Centre Width’ setting for
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Mode
Surround modes
Introduction
English
Your AVP700 processor provides all the key decoding and processing modes for analogue and digital
signals.
Modes for Digital sources
Digital recordings are usually encoded to include information about their format type. The AVP700
detects automatically the relevant format in a digital signal, such as Dolby Digital or DTS, and switches
in the appropriate decoding.
Modes For Analogue sources
Analogue recordings do not contain information about their encoding formats, so the desired decoding
mode – such as Dolby Pro Logic – needs to be selected manually.
Mode Memory
The AVP700 has a comprehensive memory that allows it to store different settings for each source
button. The text below applies to all inputs except ‘DVD-A’.
Dolby Digital or DTS audio data (sometimes collectively referred to as ‘bitstream’ sources) can be output
in three mix modes, selected using the MODE button:
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Surround (e.g., five main channels plus a sub woofer for a 5.1 source)
Stereo Downmix
Mono Downmix
The AVP700 will remember which mix mode was last used with a bitstream source. See ‘Multi-channel
Source Modes’ for more information.
Two-channel audio, regardless of whether it is analogue or digital also can be output in three mix modes,
selected using the MODE button:
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Surround (e.g., Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie, Neo:6 Music, etc.)
Stereo (with effects applied for analogue or digital PCM)
Mono
The AVP700 will remember which mix mode was last used with a two-channel source and, if ‘Surround’,
which particular surround mode. See ‘Two Channel Source Modes’ for more information. If an effect
mode has been applied whilst in Stereo, this will also be remembered.
There is a link between the mix modes for multi-channel bitstream (e.g., 5.1) and two-channel bitstream
(2.0 or 2.1) sources. If a 5.1 source is played in Surround mix mode, the AVP700 will remember this
for all bitstream sources (e.g., DTS-ES Matrix, Dolby Digital 3.0 etc.) and use the maximum number of
speakers the signal is encoded for. As a result, when a 2.0 or 2.1 bitstream is played the Surround mix
mode is recalled and the AVP700 enters Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode to try to recreate the surround
environment from what may be a Pro Logic encoded source. If you would rather listen to a 2.0 or 2.1
bitstream in ordinary stereo (with or without a sub woofer), press MODE to cycle through to the Stereo
mix mode (e.g., Dolby Digital 2/0.0 on the display). However, if the source becomes multi-channel
bitstream (e.g., 5.1) again, the AVP700 will recall Stereo mix mode and therefore output a Stereo
Downmix of the multi-channel signal. Full surround output can be re-achieved by pressing MODE to cycle
through to the surround mode encoded on the disc.
Digital multi-channel sources
Digital multi-channel source material is normally provided as ‘5.1 audio’. The ‘5.1 channels’ comprise of:
left, centre and right front speakers, two surround speakers and a low frequency effects (LFE) channel.
Since the LFE channel is not a full range channel, it is referred to as ‘.1’.
Surround systems decode and reproduce the 5.1 channels directly. Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES
enhanced decoding systems create one extra rear channel from information buried in the two surround
signals of the 5.1 source. These EX and ES enhanced systems are sometimes referred to as ‘6.1’
systems. This extra surround back channel is normally reproduced through two separate loudspeakers,
creating a ‘7.1 system’.
5.1 Playback on 7.1 speaker systems
When listening to 5.1 channel digital recordings, such as Dolby Digital and DTS on a 7.1 channel speaker
system you will have two speakers producing no sound. These two surround back speakers can be
assigned the same signal as the surround speakers in the ‘Speaker Sizes’ page of the Set-up Menu.
When both the surround and surround back speakers are selected the volume from both will be reduced
by 3 dB to keep the sound levels in balance.
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Two-channel source modes
The following decoding and surround modes are available:
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Mono
Stereo
Pro Logic II/IIx Movie
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Pro Logic Emulation
Neo:6 Cinema
Neo:6 Music
Pro Logic II/IIx Music
These modes are available with two-channel analogue and two-channel PCM digital sources (although a
Dolby Digital 2.0 source may only be decoded as Mono, Stereo or Pro Logic IIx Movie).
Mono: The AVP700 will combine the left and right audio channels from a stereo signal to produce a
mono signal. This can be of benefit when playing older audio recordings or VCR tapes, especially
mono LP records.
Analogue Stereo: In this mode the AVP700 works as a conventional high quality audio amplifier.
Note that if the sub woofer is enabled in stereo mode, then some processing of the signal will be
carried out. For ultimate sound quality with analogue sources, therefore, select the Stereo Direct
function.
Digital Stereo: Decodes two-channel digital signals such as PCM signals from sources such as CDs
and some DVDs.
Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx: Dolby Pro Logic II decoding is designed to produce a 5-channel output
from two channel source material. This is extended by Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding, which is
designed to produce a 5- or 7-channel output from two-channel source material and a 7-channel
output from 5-channel material.
There are two different modes available in Pro Logic II/IIx: “Movie” and “Music” modes, which
are intended for use as their names suggest. Due to the different recording methods used for
movies and music, it is recommended that the correct decoding mode for your source material is
used to obtain the best results.
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Movie Mode: This is intended for use with “cinematic” material, which is mixed and monitored in
a calibrated multi-channel environment. Movie mode is a “fixed” mode that is designed to give a
similar sound when listening using a home cinema system to that obtained in a cinema.
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Music Mode: Stereo music is not designed for surround processing, although good surround
effects can be obtained through careful production. As the optimum decoding method varies
according to the recording, Music mode allows user adjustment of the processing characteristics.
Information about adjusting the Music mode by using ‘Dimension’ and ‘Centre Width’ controls
can be found in the ‘Main Menu Screen 2’ section.
Dolby Pro Logic: Dolby Pro Logic decoding is a legacy mode that is designed to produce a fivechannel output from two-channel source material. It should be used only when the source
material is encoded as Dolby Pro Logic; otherwise, we recommend the use of Dolby Pro Logic
IIx. This is because Pro Logic processing on straight stereo sources can sound muffled and
compressed.
DTS NEO:6: DTS Neo:6 provides up to six full-band channels of decoding from stereo material.
The AVP700 will derive separate channels corresponding to the standard home theatre speaker
layout.
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Cinema: A movie mode designed to reproduce a movie theatre environment. Neo:6 technology
allows various sound elements within a channel or channels to be steered separately, and in a
way which follows the original presentation naturally.
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Music: A music mode designed to produce a lively, high-integrity surround-effect from most twochannel music sources from all available speakers. Neo:6 music mode expands stereo recordings
into the five- or six-channel layout without diminishing the subtlety and integrity of the original
stereo recording.
Multi-channel source modes
The following modes are available for multi-channel digital sources. Special modes like DTS-ES 6.1
Matrix and DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete are available only from the correct source material.
For Dolby Digital sources:
For DTS sources:
< Dolby Digital 5.1
< Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo Downmix
< Dolby Digital 5.1 Mono Downmix
< Dolby Digital Ex
< Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx
< DTS 5.1
< DTS 5.1 Stereo Downmix
< DTS 5.1 Mono Downmix
< DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix
< DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete
Dolby Digital 5.1: The most commonly used sound format for DVD video, and is also the standard
for US digital television. Dolby Digital 5.1 sources deliver surround sound with five discrete fullrange channels; left, centre, right, surround left, and surround right, plus a low frequency effects
(LFE) channel.
Dolby Digital Ex: This is an extension to Dolby Digital decoding that provides a 6-channel output
from a 5-channel input. The extra channel is the centre-surround channel (for which the two
surround back speakers are used), and is derived from the left and right surround channel
information. This decode mode should be used only when the source material is “Surround
EX” encoded (which is normally indicated on the disc packaging and should be detected
automatically by the AVP700), but may be used at other times if desired.
Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx: This is an extension to Dolby Digital decoding that provides a 7channel output from a 5-channel input. The extra channels are the surround back channels, that
are derived from the left and right surround channel information.
DTS 5.1: Less common than the Dolby Digital format, but generally recognised within the audio
industry as being of superior sound quality. DTS 5.1 delivers surround sound with five full range
channels plus an LFE channel.
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DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix: This is a 6.1 channel format based on DTS 5.1. It has the sixth channel matrix
encoded into the surround left and surround right channels. The sixth channel is a surround
centre channel and is directed to the surround back left and surround back right speakers.
DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete: This is a true discrete 6.1 channel sound format (unlike DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix
where the sixth (surround centre) channel information is extracted from the two surround
channels). DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete mode operates only on sources with DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete audio
encoding, such as certain DVD discs.
A list of available software titles with DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix and DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete titles can be found at
www.dtsonline.com.
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DSP Effects Modes
The AVP700 has a number of effects modes that can be used to enhance a stereo signal and to make
use of the surround loudspeakers. DSP effects modes are only available with stereo source signals.
Music: Music surround makes full use of the additional speakers placed at the centre, sides and rear
of the room. This effect uses ambiance extraction for the side and rear speakers and offers the
most subtle surround processing with no reverberation or reflections.
Party: The Party effect allows unprocessed stereo signals to be played over all speakers for
background music or for maximum acoustical output of the system.
Club: The Club effect generates reflections and short reverberation information to the front, side and
rear speakers. It simulates a small club venue, such as a Jazz Club.
Concert Hall: The Concert Hall effect generates the ambient information for the simulation of
a medium size hall. Reflections and medium length reverberation information are sent to all
channels.
Sports: Sports stadium effect is ideal for use when watching live sports events which would
normally be in stereo. The open ambience of a sports stadium is actively recreated around you,
except from the centre channel which is kept clear for commentary.
Church: The Church effect uses a reverberation algorithm which emphasises rich, smooth
reverberant decay in large spaces. As its name suggests, it works well for simulating a space
with long reverberation time relative to its size, such as a large church or cathedral.
Speaker positioning
The AVP700 allows you to connect up to seven speakers and
an active sub woofer in the main system. The output channels
correspond to speakers installed in the front left, centre, front
right, surround left, surround right, left surround back, right
surround back and an active sub woofer (see diagram).
All speakers, with the exception of the sub woofer, should be
arranged around your normal viewing/listening position (see
diagram). The sub woofer should be placed in accordance with
the instructions of the manufacturer; experiment with it in
various positions to obtain the best result.
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Position your front left and right speakers to achieve a good
stereo image for normal musical reproduction. If they are
placed too close together there will be a lack of spaciousness;
if they are placed too far apart a stereo image will appear to
have a large ‘hole’ in the middle and will be presented in two halves. If there is no practical alternative
to placing the speakers widely apart, this effect can be overcome in music reproduction by using centre
sound extraction from the left and right speakers (see the description of “Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music
Mode” later in this handbook).
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Centre
The centre speaker allows for a more realistic reproduction of dialogue and centre sounds. The centre
speaker should have a similar tonal balance to the front left and right speakers and be positioned at a
similar height.
Surround left and right
The surround left and right speakers reproduce the ambient sound and effects present in a multi-channel
home cinema system and (for home theatre use) should be installed approximately one metre higher
than the listener’s ears.
Surround back left and right
The surround back left and right speakers are used to add extra depth and better sound localisation and
should be installed approximately one metre higher than the listener’s ears. Place the two surround back
speakers such that there is an arc of approximately 150 degrees between each surround back speaker
and the centre speaker. The surround back speakers should face the front of the room as shown in the
diagram to provide the largest ‘sweet spot’.
Note: if you have a 6.1 speaker system, with a single surround back speaker, we recommend that you
connect this speaker to the surround back left channel of the AVP700.
Sub woofer
A sub woofer will greatly improve the bass performance of your system. This is useful for reproducing
special cinema effects, especially where a dedicated LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) channel is available, as
with many Dolby Digital or DTS encoded discs.
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Troubleshooting
There are no lights on the unit.
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Is the power cord plugged into the AVP700 and is the mains socket it is plugged into switched
on?
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Is the power button pressed in?
Has the mains fuse in the plug (if applicable) blown? The AVP700 requires a 6-amp fuse, or
greater.
If a red light is showing next to the power button then the AVP700 is in stand-by mode. Press any
source button on the front panel or on the remote control to bring the unit out of stand-by.
The unit responds erratically or not at all to the remote control.
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<
Is the problem solved by putting fresh batteries in the remote control?
Check that the remote receiver is ‘visible’ to the remote control (the receiver is located in the
middle of the front-panel display) and that you are pointing the remote control towards it.
The front panel display is blank.
Check that the display hasn’t been turned off: press the DIS button on the remote control.
No picture is produced.
<
Is your display device (TV, projector, etc.) turned on and switched to display your AVP700? Test
by pressing the MENU button on the AVP700; ‘Main Menu Screen 1’ should be displayed.
<
<
Is the correct video input selected on the AVP700?
Is the video source switched on, operating normally, and (if appropriate) in ‘play’ mode?
The video source is different from the audio.
<
Are the video and audio inputs selected correctly in ‘Main Menu Screen 1’? Press MENU, then
change either the video or audio source by using the navigation B and C buttons to select
‘Audio Input’ or ‘Video Input’, then using the source buttons to select the correct input.
<
Are the digital audio inputs and HQ video inputs assigned correctly to their sources on the
‘Digital Settings’ page in the Set-up Menu?
There are bright edges or ‘ghosts’ on the picture.
<
Check that the cables used for analogue video connections (not HDMI) are designed to carry
video (i.e., they are 75Ω coaxial cables).
<
Ensure that the ‘Sharpness’ control on your video display device is switched off or set near
minimum.
<
If this problem occurs when using an HDMI connection, try using a shorter cable. In general,
HDMI signals cannot be run over such long cables as analogue signals.
There is no On-Screen Display (OSD).
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<
Is your video display device connected correctly to your AVP700?
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If you are using a component display, check that the AVP700 is set for component video. See the
‘Basic Set-up’ section.
Check that the on-screen display has not been turned off on the ‘Video Settings’ page in the Setup Menu.
No OSD will be visible on the HDMI output.
The OSD is pink/red.
If a component video signal is fed into the AVP700 when the ‘HQ Video’ setting is set to RGB you will
have a pink/red OSD. To correct this you must set the ‘HQ Video’ line on the General Settings menu
to ‘Component’.
No OSD is overlaid on the video.
The AVP700 cannot overlay video onto progressive scan or HDTV signals. In this case, the AVP700
creates a full screen display with a black background for the menus and turns off the pop up
messages.
Unstable OSD.
The AVP700 defaults to the NTSC video standard for North America and PAL for Europe.
If your display device is unable to display the default video standard, attach a source component
that generates the video standard you wish to use; the AVP700 will switch automatically to the
supplied video standard when the source is selected.
No sound can be heard.
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Has the correct input has been selected?
Is the source equipment turned on, operating normally, and (if appropriate) in ‘play’ mode?
Is the volume turned up to a reasonable level? Is ‘MUTE’ displayed on the front panel display?
Are your power amplifier(s) turned on and working correctly?
Have you assigned the digital input to the correct source button?
Is the AVP700 in Stereo Direct mode with only a digital signal supplied?
If the HDMI connection is in use for video, have you made analogue connections for the audio?
If possible, plug some head-phones into the AVP700. If sound can be heard through these, then the
problem in likely to be ‘down-stream’ of the AVP700 (check your power-amps. and speakers). If no
sound can be heard through the headphones, ensure that the source (CD player, cassette deck, etc.)
is generating audio and has been selected on the AVP700.
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Are the cables to the source and to the power amplifier making a good connection? If necessary
withdraw the cable from the connector and plug it back in again (turn the power off before doing
this).
<
For analogue audio sources, is the input sensitivity on the ‘Input Trims’ page in the Set-up Menu
reduced excessively? Check that the input is not clipping by using the ‘Analogue Settings’ page.
<
Have you selected the correct size of speakers to suit your system? Use the ‘Speaker Sizes’ page
in the Set-up Menu.
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The sound is poor or distorted.
Sound comes only from some of the speakers.
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Ensure that you have a surround-sound source selected and playing.
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Does the display window indicate that the disc you are playing is a multi-channel recording?
Ensure that the DVD player has been set to put ‘Bitstream’ or ‘Raw’ audio out on the digital
output.
Are all the speakers connected correctly to your power amp., and are the connections secure?
Have you selected ‘Stereo’ in the mode selection?
Is your speaker balance correct?
Are all amplifiers turned on and all channels are working correctly?
Have you configured your AVP700 to include all the speakers in your system?
Unable to select Dolby Digital or DTS decoding modes.
The AVP700 can apply Dolby Digital or DTS decoding only to sources that have been encoded in
those formats.
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Ensure that a digital source is selected and connected.
Is the source playing appropriately encoded (Dolby Digital or DTS) material?
Ensure that the DVD player has been set to put ‘Bitstream’ or ‘Raw’ audio out on the digital
output.
Hum on an analogue input.
<
Are the cables to the source and to the power amplifier making a good connection? If necessary
withdraw the cable from the connector and plug it back in again (turn the power off before doing
this).
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<
Are the connections inside the source cable connector broken or badly soldered?
If the hum originates only when one particular source component is connected, is an aerial,
cable or dish connection to this source ground isolated? Contact your installation contractor.
If the above items fail to fix the problem, try switching the ground lift switch on the back panel.
There is radio or television reception interference.
Where is the interference is coming from? Switch off each source component in turn, then any other
equipment. When the interference disappears, the problem component has been found.
Try re-arranging cabling from the suspect source away from other cabling and ensure that the
cabling used is high quality, specified for its purpose and properly screened.
If the problem persists, please contact your installer or dealer.
The source switching changes randomly or freezes on one source.
Check that there are no static or impulse interference problems caused by nearby power equipment
switching, e.g., heating or air conditioning control. Switch the AVP700 off, wait ten seconds, then
switch it on again to clear an operating problem. Contact your installer if the problem returns or
persists.
A particular input cannot be selected in Zone 2.
Ensure that you have not blocked that particular input. See the ‘Access’ line of ‘Zone 2 Settings’ in
the Set-up Menu.
When Zone 2 is put into stand-by, the main zone is also turned off.
Check that the ‘Zone 2 Stand-by’ line of ‘Zone 2 Settings’ in the Set-up Menu is set to Local Only.
No Zone 2 audio when playing DTS film.
Many DVD players cannot output a stereo decoded version of a DTS signal – the analogue outputs
are muted when playing back DTS films. If you want to watch a DVD in both the Main zone and
Zone 2, try using the Dolby Digital sound track.
No centre image (vocal) in Zone 2 when using the multi-channel input.
Most DVD/SACD players are unable to provide a two-channel down-mix of source material at
the same time as decoding a multi-channel audio stream. Therefore, only the front left and right
channels from the multi-channel mix will be available in Zone 2.
To overcome this, play the stereo mix from the DVD-audio disc instead.
Strange aspect ratio of video in Zone 2.
Most DVD players can decode video only to one aspect ratio at a time. For example, if you are using
wide-screen in the main zone, then wide screen information will also be fed to Zone 2.
To overcome this, either set the film to 4:3 for the main zone when you want to use Zone 2 as well,
or change the Zone 2 display to a wide screen capable type.
Unable to adjust bass and treble controls.
Bass and treble is not available in ‘Direct’ mode. For Analogue Stereo and Digital Stereo modes,
check that the ‘Auto Stereo Tone Bypass’ line of ‘Speaker Eq’ in the Set-up Menu is set to NO.
Digital signal drops out when other electrical appliances turn on (heating, fridge, etc.).
If a poor quality or incorrect cable has been used for the digital inputs, they can pick up electrical
noise. Change the cable to a 75Ω low-loss coaxial type.
Check the connections have not oxidised. Clean the connectors with contact cleaner if they appear
oxidised.
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IR Remote Codes
The following information is supplied for owners of advanced programmable remote controls, such as the
Philips ‘Pronto’ and similar devices, where it is possible to program remote codes directly into the device.
The coding system for the AVP700 is based on the Philips RC-5 standard. The main system control uses
RC-5 system codes ‘16’, with the tuner section using system code ‘17’ (this is to provide compatability
with existing ARCAM tuners). So, for example, to program in a ‘Stand-by’ command, use the command
‘16-124’.
Zone 2 also uses RC-5 system code 16 as standard, as Zone 2 is normally operated in a separate room
using a standard (system code 16) remote control.
Main system control code, system code 16. Items shown in THIS STYLE indicate the equivalent remote
control button of the supplied CR-80 remote control.
Command
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Command code
Command
Command code
Stand-by
124
MODE
32
On
123
Mono mode
106
Zone 1 stand-by
125
Stereo mode
107
Power toggle
12
Dolby PLII Movie
108
Display (DIS)
59
Dolby PLII Music
109
Menu (MENU)
82
(Reserved)
102
Info
55
Dolby PL Emulation
110
DTS Neo:6 Cinema
111
Mute
119
DTS Neo:6 Music
112
Un-mute
120
Dolby PLIIx Movie
103
Mute toggle (MUTE)
13
Dolby PLIIx Music
104
Volume up
16
(Reserved)
105
Volume down
17
Effect (FX)
70
SAT input
0
Effect off
63
AV input
2
Effect: Music
64
TUNER input
3
Effect: Party
65
DVD input
4
Effect: Club
66
TAPE input
5
Effect: Hall
67
VCR input
6
Effect: Sport
68
AUX input
8
Effect: Church
69
CD input
7
DVD-A input
9
Trim menu (TRM)
37
Sub trim menu (SUB)
51
Stereo Direct on
78
Lip sync. (SYN)
50
Stereo Direct off
79
Setup menu (SETUP)
84
Stereo Direct toggle
10
Satellite video
19
Up
86
AV video
20
Down
85
DVD video
22
Left
81
Tape video
23
Right
80
VCR video
OK
87
Video standard
Zone 2 on from Zone 1
47
Preset/Tune down (P-)
57
Zone 2 off from Zone 1
48
Preset/Tune up (P+)
56
Preset/Tune mode toggle
54
24
126
These extra commands on code 17 allow full control of the tuner in the AVP700 using the remote control
supplied with the T61/T31. The AVP700 responds to these commands in both the main zone and Zone 2.
System code 17.
Command code
Command
Command code
Tune down (seek down if
pressed for >1 second)
31
Preset 6 (preset 14 if
pressed for > 1 second)
6
Tune up (seek up if
pressed for >1 second)
30
Preset 7 (preset 15 if
pressed for > 1 second)
7
Seek down
35
34
Preset 8 (preset 16 if
pressed for > 1 second)
8
Seek up
Preset/Tune up
32
Preset/Tune down
33
Preset/Tune mode toggle
37
Preset store
41
RDS programme
62
RDS text
63
RDS frequency
Mono
Stereo
64
54
39
Preset 1 (preset 9 if
pressed for > 1 second)
1
Preset 2 (preset 10 if
pressed for > 1 second)
2
Preset 3 (preset 11 if
pressed for > 1 second)
3
Preset 4 (preset 12 if
pressed for > 1 second)
4
Preset 5 (preset 13 if
pressed for > 1 second)
5
Preset 9
English
Command
9
Preset 10
110
Preset 11
111
Preset 12
112
Preset 13
113
Preset 14
114
Preset 15
115
Preset 16
116
Preset 17
117
Preset 18
88
Preset 19
89
Preset 20
90
Preset 21
91
Preset 22
92
Preset 23
93
Preset 24
94
Preset 25
95
Preset 26
96
Preset 27
97
Preset 28
98
Preset 29
99
Preset 30
100
In addition to the system ‘17’ commands shown above, Zone 2 also responds to the following
commands.
System code 16.
Command
Command code
Command
Command code
Stand-by
124
SAT input
0
On
123
AV input
2
TUNER input
3
DVD input
4
Power toggle
12
Mute
119
TAPE input
5
Un-mute
120
VCR input
6
Mute toggle (MUTE)
13
AUX input
8
Volume up
16
CD input
7
Volume down
17
DVD-A input
9
Preset/Tune down
57
Preset/Tune up
56
Preset/Tune mode toggle
54
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SCART connections
These pinouts describe the signal connections between the AVP700 and your display device input.
SCART RGB cable with audio back to processor
Pin
Signal
1
Audio output B
RCA Phono (1)
(right) from TV Tuner
Connector type
Connector Pin
Cable Type
Label
Centre
Coaxial cable (1)
Audio out R
2
Audio input B (right)
Not connected
3
Audio output A (left)
from TV Tuner
RCA Phono (2)
Centre
Coaxial cable (2)
Audio out L
4
Ground (audio)
RCA Phono
(1 and 2)
Sleeve
Coaxial cable
(1 and 2)
5
Ground (blue)
RCA Phono (3)
Sleeve
Coaxial cable (3)
6
Audio input A (left)
Not connected
7
Blue input
RCA Phono (3)
Centre
Coaxial cable (3)
Blue
8
RGB/composite
SCART input select
(CVBS status)
Stereo Mini Jack
3.5mm
Ring
Screened twin
cable
Trigger RGB
9
Ground (green)
RCA Phono (4)
Sleeve
Coaxial cable (4)
10
Comms data 2
Not connected
11
Green input
RCA Phono (4)
Centre
Coaxial cable (4)
12
Comms data 1
Not connected
13
Ground (red)
RCA Phono (5)
Sleeve
Coaxial cable (5)
14
Ground (comms)
Not connected
15
Red input
RCA Phono (5)
Centre
Coaxial cable (5)
16
RGB mode select
Stereo Mini Jack
3.5mm
Tip
Screened twin
cable
17
Ground (video input
& output)
RCA Phono (6 and 7)
Sleeve
Coaxial cable
(6 and 7)
18
Ground (RGB
switching control)
Stereo Mini Jack
3.5mm
Sleeve
Screened cable
19
Video output
(composite)
RCA Phono (6)
Centre
Coaxial cable (6)
Comp out
20
Video input
(composite)
RCA Phono (7)
Centre
Coaxial cable (7)
RGB sync
(Comp in)
21
Common ground
(shield)
SCART
Sleeve
Overall Cable
Screen
Green
Red
SCART S-video cable with audio back to processor
Pin
Signal
1
Audio output B (right) RCA Phono (1)
from TV Tuner
Connector Pin
Cable Type
Centre
Coaxial cable (1)
Audio out R
Label
Audio out L
Not connected
2
3
Audio output A (left)
from TV Tuner
RCA Phono (2)
Centre
Coaxial cable (2)
4
Ground (audio)
RCA Phono (1 and 2)
Screen
Coaxial cable
(1 and 2)
Ring
Screened cable
Trigger S-video
Pin 2
Coaxial cable (3)
screen
S-video
Pin 4
Coaxial cable (3)
centre
S-video
S-video
5
Not connected
6
Not connected
Not connected
7
8
CVBS (AV control)
Stereo Mini Jack
3.5mm
9
Not connected
10
Not connected
11
Not connected
Not connected
12
13
Ground (chroma)
15
S-video Mini DIN
Not connected
14
Chroma input
S-video Mini DIN
Not connected
16
17
Ground (video input & S-video Mini DIN
output)
Pin 1
Coaxial cable (4)
screen
18
Ground (S-video
SCART input select)
Sleeve
Screened twin
cable
Pin 3
Coaxial cable (4)
centre
Stereo Mini Jack
3.5mm
Not connected
19
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Connector Type
20
Video input (luma)
S-video Mini DIN
21
Common ground
(shield)
SCART
Overall Cable
Screen
S-video
Technical specifications
Analogue audio inputs
Overload margin
Input impedance
0.5/1/2/4V rms (2V rms normal)
+2dB
English
Line input sensitivity
>22kΩ
Analogue audio outputs
Level (at 0dB gain)
2V rms
Maximum level
3.5V rms
Impedance
600Ω
Signal/Noise ratio (analogue input)
100dB unweighted (measurement bandwidth 22kHz)
Signal/Noise ratio (digital input)
100dB unweighted (measurement bandwidth 22kHz)
THD+N (analogue input)
90dB (0.003%) (measurement bandwidth 22kHz)
THD+N (digital input)
90dB (0.003%) (measurement bandwidth 22kHz)
Frequency response
20Hz–20kHz (±0.25dB)
Headphone impedance
390Ω
Video inputs and outputs
Input and output impedance
75Ω
Composite video level
1V
HF response to (-3dB)
S-video level (Y/C)
HF response to (-3dB)
12MHz
1V/0.28V
12MHz
HQ (component) video
level (Y/Cr/Cb)
1V/0.5V/0.5V
level (R/G/B)
1V/1V/1V
HF response to (-3dB)
150MHz
Digital audio inputs
Coaxial connection (level/impedance)
0.5V/75Ω
Acceptable sampling frequencies
44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz
Digital output level/impedance
0.5V/75Ω
Trigger outputs
Output D.C. voltage level
(excl. RGB status)
12V ±1V
Allowable load
30mA max. (min. 400Ω)
Remote inputs and output
Signal
modulated 36kHz carrier
Coding
Philips RC-5
General
Mains voltage
110V and 230V (switchable)
Power consumption (maximum)
120VA
Dimensions W x D x H (including feet)
430 x 420 x 145mm
Weight (net)
8.3kg
Weight (packed)
13.5kg
Supplied accessories
Mains lead, CR80 remote control, 2 x AA batteries
E&OE. All specification values are typical unless otherwise stated.
Continual improvement policy
Arcam has a policy of continual improvement for its products. This means that designs and specifications
are subject to change without notice.
Radio interference
The AVP700 is a digital audio device which have been designed to very high standards of electromagnetic
compatibility.
The unit can radiate RF (radio frequency) energy. In some cases this can cause interference with FM and
AM radio reception. If this is the case, keep the AVP700 player and its connecting cables as far from the
tuner and its aerials as possible. Connecting the AVP700 and the tuner to different mains sockets can
also help to reduce interference.
EU COUNTRIES – These products have been designed to comply with directive 89/336/EEC.
USA – These products comply with FCC requirements.
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Guarantee
Worldwide Guarantee
This entitles you to have the unit repaired free of charge, during the first two years after purchase, at
any authorised Arcam distributor provided that it was originally purchased from an authorised Arcam
dealer or distributor. The manufacturer can take no responsibility for defects arising from accident,
misuse, abuse, wear and tear, neglect or through unauthorised adjustment and/or repair, neither can
they accept responsibility for damage or loss occurring during transit to or from the person claiming
under the guarantee.
The warranty covers:
Parts and labour costs for two years from the purchase date. After two years you must pay for both parts
and labour costs. The warranty does not cover transportation costs at any time.
Claims under guarantee
This equipment should be packed in the original packing and returned to the dealer from whom it was
purchased, or failing this, directly to the Arcam distributor in the country of residence. It should be
sent “carriage prepaid” by a reputable carrier — not by post. No responsibility can be accepted for the
unit whilst in transit to the dealer or distributor and customers are therefore advised to insure the unit
against loss or damage whilst in transit.
For further details contact Arcam at:
Arcam Customer Support Department,
Pembroke Avenue,
Waterbeach,
CAMBRIDGE, CB5 9QR,
England
If you have a problem, always contact your dealer in the first instance. If your dealer is unable to answer
any query regarding this or any other Arcam product please contact Arcam Customer Support and we
will do our best to help you.
On line registration
You can register your Arcam product on line at: www.arcam.co.uk
AVP700
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