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AVR 137 Audio/Video Receiver
OWNER’S MANUAL
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Introduction
Safety Information
Unpacking
Front Panel Controls
Rear Panel Connections
Remote Control Functions
Installation and Connections
Audio Equipment Connections
Video Equipment Connections
SCART A/V Connections
AC Power Connections
Speaker Selection and Placement
System Configuration
First Turn On
Settings to be Made
With Each Input Used
Input Setup
Speaker Setup
Triple Crossover Setting
Surround Setup
Configuring the Surround Off
(Stereo) Modes
Stereo-Direct (Bypass) Mode
Stereo Digital Mode
Delay Settings
Night Mode Settings
Output Level Adjustment
Operation
Basic Operation
Source Selection
Controls and Use of Headphones
Surround Mode Selection
Surround Mode Chart
Digital Audio Playback
Selecting a Digital Source
Digital Status Indicators
Surround Mode Types
Night Mode
Tape Recording
Output Level Trim Adjustment
6-Channel Direct Input
Display Brigthness
Memory Backup
Tuner Operation
RDS Operation
Programming the Remote
Programming the Remote with Codes
Code Readout
Programmed Device Functions
Macro Programming
Volume Punch-Through
Channel Control Punch-Through
Transport Control Punch-Through
Resetting the Remote Memory
Function List
Troubleshooting Guide
Processor Reset
Technical Specifications
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Declaration of Conformity
We, Harman Consumer Group, Inc.
2, route de Tours
72500 Château-du-Loir,
FRANCE
declare in own responsibility, that the product described in
this owner’s manual is in compliance with technical
standards:
EN 55013:2001 + A1:2003
EN 55020:2002 + A1:2003
EN 61000-3-2:2000
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001
EN 60065:2002
Jurjen Amsterdam
Harman Consumer Group, Inc.
04/07
Typographical Conventions
In order to help you use this manual with the remote control, front-panel controls and rear-panel
connections, certain conventions have been used.
EXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific remote control or front-panel button, or rear-panel
connection jack
EXAMPLE – (OCR type) indicates a message that is visible on the front-panel information display
– (number in a square) indicates a specific front-panel control
0 – (number in a circle) indicates a rear-panel connection
0 – (number in an oval) indicates a button or indicator on the remote.
Thank you for choosing Harman Kardon!
With the purchase of a Harman Kardon
AVR 137 you are about to begin many years of
listening enjoyment. The AVR 137 has been
custom designed to provide all the excitement
and detail of movie sound tracks and every
nuance of musical selections. With onboard
Dolby* Digital and DTS† decoding, the AVR 137
delivers six discrete channels of audio that take
advantage of the digital sound tracks from the
latest DVD and LD releases and Digital Television
broadcasts.
While complex digital systems are hard at work
within the AVR 137 to make all of this happen,
hookup and operation are simple. Color-keyed
connections and a programmable remote
control make the AVR easy to use. To obtain the
maximum enjoyment from your new receiver,
we urge you to take the time to read through
this manual. This will ensure that connections to
speakers, source playback units and other
external devices are made properly. In addition,
a few minutes spent learning the functions of
the various controls will enable you to take
advantage of all the power the AVR 137 is able
to deliver.
If you have any questions about this product,
its installation or its operation, please contact
your dealer. He is your best local source of
information.
Description and Features
The AVR 137 is among the most versatile and
multi-featured A/V receivers available,
incorporating a wide range of listening options.
In addition to Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
for digital sources, a broad choice of analog
surround modes are available for use with
sources such as CD, VCR, TV broadcasts and the
AVR’s own FM/AM tuner. Along with the latest
Dolby ProLogic II® decoding technology, Dolby 3
Stereo, 5 Ch Stereo and custom Hall and Theater
modes, only Harman Kardon receivers offer
Logic 7® to create a wider, more enveloping field
environment and more defined fly-overs and
pans.
In addition to providing a wide range of listening
options, the AVR 137 is easy to configure so that
it provides the best results with your speakers
and specific listening-room environment.
A Stereo-Direct mode bypasses the digital
processor to preserve all of the subtleties of
older analog, two-channel materials, while bass
management, available in the surround and
Stereo-Digital modes,improves your ability to
tailor the sound to suit your room acoustics or
taste.
For the ultimate in flexibility, the AVR 137
features connections for four video devices, all
with both composite and S-Video inputs,
including the front-panel inputs. Two additional
audio inputs are available, and a total of six
digital inputs make the AVR 137 capable of
handling all the latest digital audio sources.
A video recording output and a six-channel
input make the AVR 137 virtually future-proof,
with everything needed to accommodate
tomorrow’s new formats right on board.
The AVR 137’s powerful amplifier uses
traditional Harman Kardon high-current design
technologies to meet the wide dynamic range of
any program selection.
Harman Kardon invented the high-fidelity
receiver fifty years ago. With state-of-the-art circuitry and time-honored circuit designs, the
AVR 137 is one of the finest receivers ever
offered by Harman Kardon within its price range.
■ Onboard Dolby Digital and DTS
Decoding Using Crystal® Chip
Technology
■ Harman Kardon’s exclusive Logic 7®
processing, along with a choice of
Dolby Virtual Speaker processing for
use when only two speakers are
available
■ Dolby Headphone to create spacious,
open sound fields when using headphones
■ Dolby Laboratory's latest ProLogic II
decoding technology.
■ Stereo-Direct Mode for Two-Channel
Sources Bypasses DSP Processing to
Preserve the Integrity of Analog
Materials
■ Stereo-Digital Mode for Programmable
Bass Management of Low Frequencies
Between Main Speakers and
Subwoofer
■ Front panel digital inputs for easy
connection to portable digital devices
and the latest video game consoles
■ Multiple Digital Inputs
■ 6-Channel Direct Input for Use With
DVD-Audio or SACD Players and Other
Products With Internal Surround
Decoders
■ Color-Coded Input,Output and Speaker
Terminals Comply With CEA Standards
for Easy Installation
■ Remote with Internal Codes Capability
■ High-bandwidth, HDTV-compatible
component video switching
■ Input titling for all input sources
(except tuner)
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Introduction
Safety Information
Important Safety Information
READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR UNIT.
Do not install this equipment in a confined space
such as a case or similar – away from direct
sunlight, heat sources, vibration, dust, moisture,
and/or cold.
Avoid installing this unit where foreign object
may fall onto this unit and/or this unit may be
exposed to liquid dripping or splashing. On the
top of this unit, do not place:
– Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may
cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or
personal injury.
– Containers with liquid in them, as they may
fall and liquid may cause electrical shock to
the user and/or damage to this unit.
Do not cover this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth, curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat
radiation. If the temperature inside this unit
rises, it may cause fire, damage to this unit,
and/or personal injury.
Install this unit near the AC outlet and where the
AC power plug can be reached easily.
This unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit itself is turned off. This state
is called the standby mode. In this state, this unit
is designed to consume a very small quantity of
power.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Verify Line Voltage Before Use
Your AVR 137 has been designed for use with
220-240-Volt AC current. Connection to a line
voltage other than that for which it is intended
can create a safety and fire hazard and may
damage the unit.
If you have any questions about the voltage
requirements for your specific model, or about
the line voltage in your area, contact your dealer
before plugging the unit into a wall outlet.
■ Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold
locations, or an area that is exposed to direct
sunlight or heating equipment.
■ Avoid moist or humid locations.
■ Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the
top of the unit, or place objects directly over
them.
Do Not Use Extension Cords
To avoid safety hazards, use only the power cord
attached to your unit. We do not recommend
that extension cords be used with this product.
As with all electrical devices, do not run power
cords under rugs or carpets or place heavy
objects on them. Damaged power cords should
be replaced immediately by an authorized
service depot with a cord meeting factory
specifications.
Cleaning
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean,
soft, dry cloth. If necessary, wipe it with a soft
cloth dampened with mild soapy water, then a
fresh cloth with clean water. Wipe dry
immediately with a dry cloth. NEVER use
benzene, aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or any
other volatile cleaning agent. Do not use
abrasive cleaners, as they may damage the finish
of metal parts. Avoid spraying insecticide near
the unit.
Handle the AC Power Cord Gently
When disconnecting the power cord from an AC
outlet, always pull the plug, never pull the cord.
If you do not intend to use the unit for any
considerable length of time, disconnect the plug
from the AC outlet.
Moving the Unit
Before moving the unit, be certain to disconnect
any interconnection cords with other components, and make certain that you disconnect the
unit from the AC outlet.
Do Not Open the Cabinet
There are no user-serviceable components inside
this product. Opening the cabinet may present a
shock hazard, and any modification to the
product will void your guarantee. If water or any
metal object such as a paper clip, wire or a
staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately,
and consult an authorized service station.
Installation Location
■ To assure proper operation and to avoid the
potential for safety hazards, place the unit on
a firm and level surface. When placing the
unit on a shelf, be certain that the shelf and
any mounting hardware can support the
weight of the product.
■ Make certain that proper space is provided
both above and below the unit for ventilation.
If this product will be installed in a cabinet or
other enclosed area, make certain that there
is sufficient air movement within the cabinet.
Under some circumstances a fan may be
required.
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■ Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted
surface.
Unpacking
The carton and shipping materials used to protect your new receiver during shipment were
specially designed to cushion it from shock and
vibration. We suggest that you save the carton
and packing materials for use in shipping if you
move, or should the unit ever need repair.
To minimize the size of the carton in storage,
you may wish to flatten it. This is done by
carefully slitting the tape seams on the bottom
and collapsing the carton. Other cardboard
inserts may be stored in the same manner.
Packing materials that cannot be collapsed
should be saved along with the carton in a
plastic bag.
If you do not wish to save the packaging
materials, please note that the carton and other
sections of the shipping protection are
recyclable. Please respect the environment and
discard those materials at a local recycling
center.
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System Power Control
Power Indicator
Headphone Jack
Digital Optical 3 Input
Speaker/Channel Input Indicator
Surround Mode Group Selector
Main Power Switch: Press this button to
apply power to the AVR. When the switch is
pressed in, the unit is placed in a Standby
mode, as indicated by the orange LED 2. This
button MUST be pressed in to operate the unit.
To turn the unit off completely and prevent the
use of the remote control, this switch should be
pressed until it pops out from the front panel
so that the word “OFF” may be read at the top
of the switch.
NOTE: This switch is normally left in the “ON”
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9 Preset Stations Selector
A Input Source Selector
B RDS Select Button
C Surround Mode Selector
D Surround Mode Indicators
E Remote Sensor Window
F Main Information Display
G Digital Coax 3 Input
H Video 3 input jacks
I Volume Control
J Input Indicators
1 System Power Control: When the Main
Power Switch is “ON,” press this button to
turn on the AVR; press it again to turn the unit
off (to Standby). Note that the Power
Indicator 2 will turn blue when the unit is on.
5 Speaker/Channel Input Indicators:
These indicators are multipurpose, indicating
either the speaker type selected for each channel
or the incoming data-signal configuration. The
left, center, right, right surround and left
surround speaker indicators are composed of
three boxes, while the subwoofer is a single box.
The center box lights when a “Small” speaker is
selected, and the two outer boxes light when
“Large” speakers are selected. When none of
the boxes are lit for the center, surround or
subwoofer channels, no speaker has been
selected for that position. (See page 16 for more
information on configuring speakers.) The letters
inside each of the center boxes display active
input channels. For standard analog inputs, only
the L and R will light, indicating a stereo input.
When a digital source is playing, the indicators
will light to display the channels begin received
at the digital input. When the letters flash, the
digital input has been interrupted. (See page 20
for more information on the Channel Indicators).
2 Power Indicator: This LED will be
illuminated in orange when the unit is in the
Standby mode to signal that the unit is ready to
be turned on. When the unit is in operation, the
indicator will turn blue.
3 Headphone Jack: This jack may be used to
listen to the AVR’s output through a pair of
headphones. Be certain that the headphones
have a standard 6.3 mm stereo phone plug.
Note that the speakers will automatically be
turned off when the headphones are connected.
4 Digital Optical 3 Input: Connect the
optical digital audio output of an audio or video
product to this jack. When the Input is not in use,
be certain to keep the plastic cap installed to
avoid dust contamination that might degrade
future performance.
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Front Panel Controls
6 Surround Mode Group Selector: Press
this button to select the top-level group of
surround modes. Each press of the button will
select a major mode grouping in the following
order:
9 Preset Stations Selector: Press this
button to scroll up or down through the list of
stations that have been entered into the preset
memory. (See page 27 for more information on
tuner programming.)
Dolby Modes ➜ DTS Digital Modes ➜ DSP
Modes ➜ Stereo Modes ➜ Logic 7 Modes
A Input Source Selector: Press this button
to change the input by scrolling through the list
of input sources.
Once the button is pressed so that the name of
the desired surround mode group appears in the
Lower Display Line F, press the Surround
Mode Selector C to cycle through the individual modes available. For example, press this
button to select Dolby modes, and then press
the Surround Mode Selector C to choose
from the various mode options.
7 Tuning Selector: Press the left side of the
button to tune lower frequency stations and the
right side of the button to tune higher frequency
stations. When a station with a strong signal is
reached, MANUAL TUNED or AUTO
TUNED will appear in the Main Information
Display F (see page 27 for more information
on tuning stations).
8 Tuner Band Selector: Pressing this button
will automatically switch the AVR to the Tuner
mode. Pressing it again will switch between the
AM and FM frequency bands, holding it pressed
for some seconds will switch between stereo
and mono receiving and between automatic and
manual tuning mode (See page 27 for more
information on the tuner).
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B RDS Select Button: Press this button to
display the various messages that are part of the
RDS data system of the AVR’s tuner. (See page 28
for more information on RDS).
C Surround Mode Selector: Press this button to select from among the available surround
mode options for the mode group selected. The
specific modes will vary based on the number of
speakers available, the mode group and if the
input source is digital or analog. For example,
press the Surround Mode Group Selector
6 to select a mode grouping such as Dolby or
Logic 7, and then press this button to see the
mode choices available. For more information on
mode selection, see page 21.
D Surround Mode Indicators: Indicator will
illuminate in front of the surround mode that is
currently in use.
E Remote Sensor Window: The sensor
behind this window receives infrared signals
from the remote control. Aim the remote at this
area and do not block or cover it unless an
external remote sensor is installed.
F Main Information Display: This display
delivers messages and status indications to help
you operate the receiver.
G Digital Coax 3 Input: This jack is normally
used for connection to the output of portable
digital audio devices, video game consoles or
other products that have a coax digital jack.
H Video 3 Input Jacks: These audio/video
jacks may be used for temporary connection to
video games or portable audio/video products
such as camcorders and portable audio players.
I Volume Control: Turn this knob clockwise
to increase the volume, counterclockwise to
decrease the volume. If the AVR is muted,
adjusting volume control will automatically
release the unit from the silenced condition.
J Input indicators: Indicator will illuminate
in front of the input that is currently being used
as the source for the AVR.
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0 Tape Inputs: Connect these jacks to the
PLAY/OUT jacks of an audio recorder.
1 Tape Outputs: Connect these jacks to the
RECORD/INPUT jacks of an audio recorder.
2 Video 1 Audio Inputs: Connect these jacks
to the PLAY/OUT audio jacks on a TV or other
video source.
3 AM Antenna: Connect the AM loop antenna
supplied with the receiver to these terminals. If an
external AM antenna is used, make connections to
the AM and GND terminals in accordance with
the instructions supplied with the antenna.
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AC Power Cord
DVD Video Inputs
4 Video 1 Audio Outputs: Connect these
jacks to the RECORD/INPUT audio jacks on
a VCR or any other Audio recorder.
5 DVD Audio Inputs: Connect these jacks to
the analog audio jacks on a DVD or other video
source.
6 FM Antenna: Connect the supplied indoor or
an optional external FM antenna to this terminal.
7 CD Inputs: Connect these jacks to the
analog output of a compact disc player or CD
changer.
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Video 2 Audio Inputs
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Optical Digital Inputs
Video 1 Video Inputs
6-Channel Direct Inputs
8 Video 2 Component Video Inputs:
Connect the Y/Pr/Pb component video outputs of
an HDTV Set-top convertor, satellite receiver, or
other video source device with component video
outputs to these jacks.
9 Coaxial Digital Inputs: Connect the coax
digital output from a DVD player, HDTV receiver,
LD player, MD player or CD player to these jacks.
The signal may be either a Dolby Digital signal,
DTS signal or a standard PCM digital source.
Do not connect the RF digital output of an LD
player to these jacks.
A Subwoofer Output: Connect this jack to
the line-level input of a powered subwoofer. If
an external subwoofer amplifier is used, connect
this jack to the subwoofer amplifier input.
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Rear Panel Connections
Rear Panel Connections
B Video Monitor Outputs: Connect these
jacks to the composite and/or S-Video input of a
TV monitor or video projector to view the output
of any video source selected by the receiver’s
video switcher.
C Front/Center Speaker Outputs: Connect
these outputs to the matching + or – terminals
on your front/center speakers. When making
speaker connections, always make certain to
maintain correct polarity by connecting the red
(+) terminals on the AVR to the red (+) terminals
on the speaker and the black (–) terminals on
the AVR to the black (–) terminals on the
speakers. (See page 12 for more information on
speaker polarity.)
D Surround Speaker Outputs: Connect
these outputs to the matching + or – terminals
on your left and right surround speakers. When
making speaker connections always make certain to maintain correct polarity by connecting
the red (+) terminals on the AVR to the red (+)
terminals on the speakers and the black (–)
terminals on the AVR to the black (–) terminals
on the speakers. See page 12 for more
information on speaker polarity.
E Monitor Component Video Outputs:
Connect these outputs to the component video
inputs of a video projector or monitor. When a
source connected to one of the two
Component Video Inputs 8F is selected
the signal will be sent to these jacks.
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F Video 1 Component Video Inputs:
Connect the Y/Pr/Pb component video outputs of
a DVD player to these jacks.
Note: All component inputs/outputs can be
used for RGB signals too, in the same way as
described for the Y/Pr/Pb signals, then connected
to the jacks with the corresponding color.
RGB connection is not possible if the source
outputs a separate sync signal (see page 13).
G AC Power Cord: Connect the AC plug to an
unswitched AC wall output.
H DVD Video Inputs: Connect these jacks to
the composite or S-Video output jacks on a DVD
player or other video source.
I Video 1 Video Outputs: Connect these
jacks to the RECORD/INPUT composite or
S-Video jack on a VCR.
J Video 2 Audio Inputs: Connect these jacks
to the PLAY/OUT audio jacks on a VCR or other
video source.
K Video 2 Video Inputs: Connect these jacks
to the PLAY/OUT composite or S-Video jacks on
a second VCR or other video source.
L Optical Digital Inputs: Connect the optical
digital output from a DVD player, HDTV receiver,
LD player, MD player or CD player to these jacks.
The signal may be either a Dolby Digital signal, a
DTS signal or a standard PCM digital source.
M Video 1 Video Inputs: Connect these jacks
to the PLAY/OUT composite or S-Video jacks on
a TV or other video source.
Note: Either the Video or S-Video output of any
S-Video source must be connected to the
AVR, not both in parallel, otherwise the video
may be disturbed or its performance be
adversely effected.
N 6-Channel Direct Inputs: These jacks are
used for connection to source devices such as
DVD-Audio or SACD players with discrete analog
outputs.
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Input Selectors
AVR Selector
AM/FM Tuner Select
Test Button
Sleep Button
Surround Mode Selector
Night Mode
Channel Select Button
K/ L Buttons
A Button
Set Button
Digital Select
Numeric Keys
Tuner Mode
Direct Button
Tuning Up/Down
Macro Buttons
Transport Controls
Skip Up/Down Buttons
RDS Select Button
Preset Up/Down
Clear Button
Memory Button
Delay/Prev. Ch.
B Button
Speaker Select
Tone Mode Button
Volume Up/Down
TV/Video Selector
Mute
Dim Button
Dolby Mode Select Button
DTS Digital Mode Select Button
Logic 7 Mode Select Button
Stereo Mode Select Button
DTS Neo:6 Mode Select Button
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button’s feature when used with the AVR. Most
buttons have additional functions when used
with other devices. See page 32 and 33 for a list
of these functions.
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS 9
Remote Control Functions
IMPORTANT NOTE: The AVR’s remote may be
programmed to control up to seven devices,
including the AVR. Before using the remote, it is
important to remember to press the Input
Selector button 4 that corresponds to the
unit you wish to operate. In addition, the AVR’s
remote is shipped from the factory to operate the
AVR and most Harman Kardon CD or DVD
players and cassette decks. The remote is also
capable of operating a wide variety of other
products using the control codes that are part of
the remote. Before using the remote with other
products, follow the instructions on page 29 to
program the proper codes for the products in
your system.
It is also important to remember that many of the
buttons on the remote take on different
functions, depending on the product selected
using the Input Selectors. The descriptions shown
here primarily detail the functions of the remote
when it is used to operate the AVR. (See page 32
and 33 for information about alternate functions
for the remote’s buttons.)
0 Power On Button: Press this button to
turn on the power to a device selected by pressing
one of the Input Selectors 4 (except Tape).
1 IR Transmitter Window: Point this window
towards the AVR when pressing buttons on the
remote to make certain that infrared commands
are properly received.
2 Program Indicator: This three-color
indicator is used to guide you through the
process of programming the remote. See page 29
for information on programming the remote.
3 Power Off Button: Press this button to
place the AVR or a selected device unit in the
Standby mode.
4 Input Selectors: Pressing one of these
buttons will perform three actions at the same
time. First, if the AVR is not turned on, this will
power up the unit. Next, it will select the source
shown on the button as the input to the AVR.
Finally, it will change the remote control so that
it controls the device selected. After pressing one
of these buttons you must press the
AVR Selector button 5 again to operate the
AVR’s functions with the remote.
5 AVR Selector: Pressing this button will
switch the remote so that it will operate the AVR’s
functions. If the AVR is in the Standby mode, it will
also turn the AVR on.
6 AM/FM Tuner Select: Press this button to
select the AVR’s tuner as the listening choice.
Pressing this button when the tuner is in use will
select between the AM and FM bands.
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7 Test Tone: Press this button to begin the
sequence used to calibrate the AVR’s output
levels. (See page 19 for more information on
calibrating the AVR.)
D A Button: This button does not have a
function with the AVR. When a DVD player or TV
is selected, it may be used to navigate the menus
of those devices.
8 Sleep Button: Press this button to place
the unit in the Sleep mode. After the time shown
in the display, the AVR will automatically go into
the Standby mode. Each press of the button
changes the time until turn-off in the
following order:
E Set Button: This button is used to enter
settings into the AVR’s memory. It is also used in
the setup procedures for delay time, speaker
configuration and channel output level
adjustment.
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20
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10
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OFF
Hold the button pressed for two seconds to turn
off the Sleep mode setting.
Note that this button is also used to change
channels on your TV, VCR and SAT receiver when
selected.
9 Surround Mode Selector: Press this
button to begin the process of changing
the surround mode. After the button has
been pressed, use the K/L buttons C to
select the desired surround mode (See page 21
for more information). Note that this button is
also used to tune channels when the TV, VCR
and SAT receiver is selected using the Input
Selector 4.
A Night Mode: Press this button to activate
the Night mode. This mode is available only with
Dolby Digital encoded digital sources, and it
preserves dialog (center channel) intelligibilty at
low volume levels (See page 26 for more
information).
B Channel Select Button: This button is
used to start the process of setting the AVR’s output levels with an external source. Once this button
is pressed, use the K/L buttons C to select the
channel being adjusted, then press the Set button
E, followed by the K/L buttons again, to
change the level setting. (See page 27 for more
information.)
C K/L Buttons: These are multi-purpose
buttons. They will be used most frequently to select
a surround mode. These buttons are also used to
increase or decrease output levels when
configuring the unit, to select speaker
configuration or to select the digital inputs. They
are also used to enter delay time settings after
the Delay button has been pressed.
When the AVR remote is being programmed for
the codes of another device, these buttons are
also used in the “Auto Search” process (See page
29 for more information on programming the
remote.)
F Digital Select: Press this button to assign
one of the digital inputs 4G9 L to a
source. (See page 25 for more information on
using digital inputs.)
G Numeric Keys: These buttons serve as a
ten-button numeric keypad to enter tuner preset
positions. They are also used to select channel
numbers when TV, VCR or Sat receiver has
been selected on the remote, or to select track
numbers on a CD, DVD or LD player, depending
on how the remote has been programmed.
H Tuner Mode: Press this button when the
tuner is in use to select between automatic
tuning and manual tuning. When the button is
pressed so MANUAL appears in the Main
Information Display F, pressing the Tuning
buttons J7 will move the frequency up or
down in single-step increments. When the FM
band is in use and AUTO appears in the Main
Information Display F, pressing this button
will change to monaural reception making even
week stations audible. (See page 27 for more
information.)
I Direct Button: Press this button when the
tuner is in use to start the sequence for direct
entry of a station’s frequency. After pressing the
button simply press the proper Numeric Keys
G to select a station (See page 27 for more
information on the tuner).
J Tuning Up/Down: When the tuner is in use,
these buttons will tune up or down through the
selected frequency band. If the Tuner Mode
button H has been pressed or the Band button
8 on the front panel was held pressed so that
AUTO appears in the Main Information
Display F, pressing either of the buttons will
cause the tuner to seek the next station with
acceptable signal strength for quality reception.
When the MANUAL appears in the Main
Information Display F, pressing these
buttons will tune stations in single-step
increments. (See page 27 for more information.)
K Macro Buttons: Press these buttons to
store or recall a “Macro”, which is a
pre-programmed sequence of commands
stored in the remote. (See page 30 for more
information on storing and recalling macros.)
L Transport Buttons: These buttons do not
have any functions for the AVR, but they may be
programmed for the forward/reverse play
operation of a wide variety of CD or DVD
players, and audio or video- cassette recorders.
(See page 29 for more information on
programming the remote.)
M Skip Up/Down Buttons: These buttons
do not have a direct function with the AVR, but
when used with a compatibly programmed CD
or DVD changer they will change the tracks on
the disc currently being played in the changer.
N RDS Select Button: Press this button to
display the various messages that are part of the
RDS data system of the AVR’s tuner. (See page 28
for more information on RDS).
O Preset Up/Down: When the tuner is in
use, press these buttons to scroll through the
stations programmed into the AVR’s memory.
When CD or DVD is selected using the Input
Selector button 4, these buttons may function as Slow Fwd/Rev (DVD) or ”+10” (CD).
P Clear Button: Press this button to clear
incorrect entries when using the remote to
directly enter a radio station’s frequency.
Q Memory Button: Press this button to enter
a radio station into the AVR’s preset memory. Two
underline indicators will flash at the right side of
the Main Information Display F, you then
have five seconds to enter a preset memory
location using the Numeric Keys G. (See
page 27 for more information.)
Delay/Prev Ch.: Press this button to begin
the process for setting the delay times used by
the AVR when processing surround sound. After
pressing this button, the delay times are entered
by pressing the Set button E and then using
the K/L buttons C to change the setting.
Press the Set button again to complete the
process. (See page 19 for more information.)
B Button: This button does not have a
function with the AVR. When a DVD player or TV
is selected, it may be used to navigate the menus
of those devices.
Speaker Select: Press this button to
begin the process of configuring the AVR’s Bass
Management System for use with the type of
speakers used in your system. Once the button
has been pressed, use the K/L buttons C to
select the channel you wish to set up. Press the
Set button E and then select the speaker
type (see page 16 for more information.)
Tone Mode: Pressing this button enables
or disables the Balance, Bass and Treble tone
controls. When the button is pressed so that the
words TONE I N appear in the Main
Information Display F, the settings of the
Bass and Treble controls and of the Balance
control will affect the output signals. When the
button is pressed so that the words TONE
OUT appear in the Main Information
Display F, the output signal will be “flat,”
without any balance, bass or treble alteration.
Volume Up/Down: Press these buttons to
raise or lower the system volume.
TV/Video Button: This button does not
have a direct function on the AVR, but when
used with a compatibly programmed VCR, DVD
or satellite receiver that has a “TV/Video”
function, pressing this button will switch
between the output of the player or receiver and
the external video input to that player. Consult
the Owner’s Manual for your specific player or
receiver for the details of how it implements this
function.
Mute: Press this button to momentarily
silence the AVR or TV set being controlled,
depending on which device has been selected.
When the AVR remote is being programmed to
operate another device, this button is pressed
with the Input Selector button 4 to begin
the programming process. (See page 29 for more
information on programming the remote.)
NOTE: As any of the remote buttons pressed is
active with the device selected, the
corresponding Selector button 45 will
briefly flash red to confirm your selection.
Dim Button: Press this button to activate
the Dimmer function, which reduces the brightness of the front panel display, or turn it off
entirely. The first press of the button shows the
default state, which is full brightness by
indicating VFD FULL in the Main
Information Display F. Press the button
again within five seconds to reduce the
brightness by 50%, as indicated by VFD
HALF. Press the button again within five
seconds and the main display will go completely
dark. Note that this setting is temporary; the
display will always return to full brightness when
the AVR is turned on. In addition,both the
Power Indicator 2 and the blue accent
lighting inside the volume control will always
remain at full brightness regardless of the
setting. This is to remind you that the AVR is still
turned on.
Dolby Mode Selector: This button is used
to select one of the available Dolby Surround
processing modes. Each press of this button will
select one of the Dolby Pro Logic II modes,
Dolby 3 Stereo or Dolby Digital. Note that the
Dolby Digital mode is only available with a
digital input selected and the other modes only
as long as a Dolby Digital source is not playing.
See page 22 for the available Dolby surround
mode options.
DTS Digital Mode Selector: When a DTS
source is in use the AVR will select the
appropriate mode automatically and no other
mode will be available. Pressing this button will
display the mode currently selected by the AVR´s
decoder, depending on the surround material
played and the speaker setting.
Logic 7 Selector: Press this button to
select one of the available Logic 7 surround
modes. (See page 22 for the available Logic 7
options).
Stereo Mode Selector: Press this button to
select a stereo playback mode. When the button
is pressed so that DSP SURR OFF appears
in the Main Information Display F, the AVR
will operate in a bypass mode with true fully
analog, two-channel left/right stereo mode with
no surround processing or bass management as
opposed to other modes where digital processing is used. When the button is pressed so that
SURROUND OFF appears in the Main
Information Display F, you may enjoy a
two-channel presentation of the sound along
with the benefits of bass management. When
the button is pressed so that 5 C H STEREO
appears, the stereo signal is routed to all five
speakers, if installed.(See page 18 for more
information on stereo playback modes).
DTS Neo:6 Mode Selector: Pressing this
selector button cycles the AVR through the
various DTS Neo:6 modes, which extract a fivechannel surround field from two-channel
program material (from PCM source or analog
input signal). The first press selects the last DTS
Neo:6 surround mode that was in use, and each
subsequent press selects the next mode in the
following order:
DTS Neo:6 MUSIC
DTS Neo:6
CINEMA
6-Channel Direct Input: Press this button
to select the component connected to the
6-Channel Direct Input N as the audio.
Note that when you wish to use the Six Channel
Direct Input in conjunction with a video source,
you must first select the video source by pressing
one of the Input Selectors 4. Then press this
button to choose the 6-Channel Direct Input
N as the audio source.
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS 11
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Remote Control Functions
Installation and Connections
After unpacking the unit, and placing it on a solid
surface capable of supporting its weight, you will
need to make the connections to your audio and
video equipment.
Audio Equipment Connections
We recommend that you use high-quality
interconnect cables when making connections to
source equipment and recorders to preserve the
integrity of the signals.
When making connections to audio source
equipment or speakers it is always a good
practice to unplug the unit from the AC wall
outlet. This prevents any possibility of
accidentally sending audio or transient signals to
the speakers that may damage them.
Important Note : In order to clearly identify all
connectors and simplify nstallation, as per the
new EIA/CEA-863 standard, all connections are
colour coded as follows:
For Speakers and Audio In/Outputs: White (Left,
speakers front) and Red (Right, speakers front).
For Speakers: Green (Center), Blue (Left
Surround) and Grey (Right Surround).
For Audio Output: Purple (Subwoofer).
For Composite Video In/Outputs: Yellow.
For Digital Audio In/Outputs: Orange.
1. Connect the analog output of a CD player to
the CD inputs 7.
NOTE: When the CD player has both fixed and
variable audio outputs it is best to use the fixed
output unless you find that the input to the
receiver is so low that the sound is noisy, or so
high that the signal is distorted.
2. Connect the analog Play/Out jacks of a
cassette deck, MD, CD-R or other audio recorder
to the Tape Input jacks 0. Connect the analog
Record/In jacks on the recorder to the Tape
Output jacks 1 on the AVR.
3. Connect the output of any digital sources to
the appropriate input connections on the AVR
rear panel. Note that the Optical and Coaxial
digital inputs L9 4G may be used with a
Dolby Digital or DTS source or the output of a
conventional CD, MD or LD player’s PCM
(S/P-DIF) output.
4. Assemble the AM Loop Antenna supplied with
the unit as shown below. Connect it to the AM
and GND screw terminals 3.
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5. Connect the supplied FM antenna to the FM
(75 ohm) connection 6. The FM antenna may
be an external roof antenna, an inside powered
or wire lead antenna or a connection from a
cable system. Note that if the antenna or
connection uses 300-ohm twin-lead cable, you
must use a 300-ohm-to-75-ohm adapter to
make the connection.
6. Connect the front, center and surround
speaker outputs CD to the respective
speakers.
To assure that all the audio signals are carried to
your speakers without loss of clarity or
resolution, we suggest that you use high-quality
speaker cable. Many brands of cable are
available and the choice of cable may be
influenced by the distance between your
speakers and the receiver, the type of speakers
you use, personal preferences and other factors.
Your dealer or installer is a valuable resource to
consult in selecting the proper cable.
Regardless of the brand of cable selected, we
recommend that you use a cable constructed of
fine, multistrand copper with an area greater
than 2 mm2.
Cable with an area of 1.5 mm2 may be used for
short runs of less than 4 m. We do not
recommend that you use cables with an area less
than 1mm2 due to the power loss and
degradation in performance that will occur.
Cables that are run inside walls should have the
appropriate markings to indicate listing with UL,
CSA or other appropriate testing agency
standards. Questions about running cables
inside walls should be referred to your installer
or a licensed electrical contractor who is familiar
with the applicable local building codes in your
area.
When connecting wires to the speakers, be
certain to observe proper polarity. Remember to
connect the “negative” or “black” wire to the
same terminal on both the receiver and the
speaker. Similarly, the “positive” or “red” wire
should be connected to like terminals on the
AVR and speaker.
NOTE: While most speaker manufacturers
adhere to an industry convention of using black
terminals for negative and red ones for positive,
some manufacturers may vary from this
configuration. To assure proper phase and
optimal performance, consult the identification
plate on your speaker or the speaker’s manual to
verify polarity. If you do not know the polarity of
your speaker, ask your dealer for advice before
proceeding, or consult the speaker’s
manufacturer.
We also recommend that the length of cable
used to connect speaker pairs be identical. For
example, use the same length piece of cable to
connect the front-left and front-right or
surround-left and surround-right speakers,
even if the speakers are a different distance
from the AVR.
7. Connections to a subwoofer are normally
made via a line level audio connection from the
Subwoofer Output A to the line-level input
of a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier. When a
passive subwoofer is used, the connection first
goes to a power amplifier, which will be
connected to one or more subwoofer speakers.
If you are using a powered subwoofer that does
not have line-level input connections, follow the
instructions furnished with the speaker for
connection information.
Note: Speaker sets with two front satellites and
a passive subwoofer must be connected to the
front speaker outputs C only rather than to the
Subwoofer Output A.
8. If an external multi-channel audio source with
5.1 outputs such as an external digital
processor/decoder, DVD-Audio or SACD player is
used, connect the outputs of that device to the
6-Channel Direct Inputs N.
Video Equipment Connections
Video equipment is connected in the same manner
as audio components. Again, the use of highquality interconnect cables is recommended to
preserve signal quality. To ensure best video
performance S-Video sources should be
connected to the AVR only with their S-Video
In/Outputs, not with their composite video
connectors too.
1. Connect a VCR’s audio and video Play/Out
jacks to the Video 2 In jacks JK on the rear
panel. The Audio and Video Record/In jacks on
the VCR should be connected to the Video 1
Out jacks 4 I on the AVR.
2. Although any video device may be connected
to these jacks, we recommend connecting your TV
to the Video 1 Audio/Video Input Jacks
2 M so that you may take advantage of the fact
that the remote control is preprogrammed with
TV product codes for the Video 1 device.
For the same reason, we recommend connecting
your video recorder, cable TV converter or satellite
receiver to the Video 2 Audio/Video Input
Jacks JK.
3. Connect the analog audio and video outputs
of a DVD or laser disc player to the DVD jacks
5C.
4. Connect the digital audio outputs of a CD, MD
or DVD player, satellite receiver, cable box or
HDTV converter to the appropriate Optical or
Coaxial Digital Inputs 9L4G.
Remember that the DVD source defaults to the
Coaxial 1 Digital Input L. All other sources
default to their analog inputs, although any
source may be assigned to any digital audio input
on the receiver.
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7. If another component video device is available,
connect it to the Video 2 Component Video
Input jacks 8. The audio connections for this
device should be made to either the Video 2
Input jacks J or any of the Coaxial or Optical
Digital Input jacks 9L.
8. If the component video inputs are used,
connect the Component Video Output E to
the component video inputs of your TV, projector
or display device.
9. If you have a camcorder, video game or other
audio/video device that is connected to the AVR
on a temporary, rather than permanent basis,
connect the audio, video and digital audio outputs of that device to the Front Panel Inputs
4GH. A device connected to the Video 3
jacks H is selected as the Video 3 input, and
connected to the digital jacks 4G it is
selected as "Optical 3" or "Coaxial 3" input.
(See page 16 for more information on input
configuration.)
Video Connection Notes:
• Y/Pr/Pb Component, RGB (see page 14), or
Composite video signals may only be viewed in
their native formats and will not be converted
to the other formats.
• All component inputs/outputs can be used for
RGB signals too, in the same way as described
for the Y/Pr/Pb signals, then connected to the
jacks with the corresponding color.
But this is only correct as long as only the three
RGB video signals are output by the video
source, with a sync signal in the "G" signal
only, without any sync signal output separately
by the source.
5. Connect the Composite and S-Video (if
S-Video device is in use) Monitor Output B
jacks on the receiver to the composite and
S-Video input of your television monitor or video
projector.
6. If your DVD player and monitor both have
component video connections, connect the
component outputs of the DVD player to the
Video 1 Component Video Inputs F. Note
that even when component video connections are
used the audio connections must still be made to
either the analog DVD Audio Inputs 5 or any
of the Coaxial or Optical Digital Input jacks
9L.
INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 13
Installation and Connections
SCART A/V Connections
For the connections described above your video
device needs RCA (cinch) connectors or/and SVideo connectors for all Audio and Video signals:
Any normal video device (Not SVHS or High 8) for
only playback needs 3 RCA jacks, VCRs for record
and playback even 6 RCA jacks. Any S-Video
device (SVHS, High 8) needs 2 RCA (Audio) and
1 S-Video jack (Video), if it´s a playback unit, or
4 RCA (Audio In/Out) and 2 S-Video (Video
In/Out) jacks, if it´s a recording VCR.
Many european video devices are equipped with
RCA (Cinch) or S-Video jacks only partially, not
with all audio and video in/outputs needed as
described above, but with a so called Scart or
Euro-AV connector (almost rectangular jack with
21 pins, see drawings on this page).
In that case the following Scart to Cinch adapters
or cables are needed:
• Units for playback, such as satellite receivers,
camcorders, DVD or LD players, need an adapter
from Scart to 3 RCA plugs, see fig. 1 (normal
video devices) or from Scart to 2 RCA+1
S-Video plugs, see fig. 4 (S-Video devices).
• HiFi VCRs need an adapter from Scart to 6 RCA
plugs, see fig. 2 (normal video), or from Scart to
4 Audio+2S-Video jacks, see fig. 5 (S-Video
VCR). Read carefully the instruction attached to
the adapter to find which of the six plugs is
used for the record signal to the VCR (connect
with the AVR´s Out jacks) and for the playback
signal from the VCR (connect with the AVR´s In
jacks). Do not misconnect Audio and Video
signals. Don´t hesitate to consult your dealer, if
you are uncertain.
• If you use only normal video devices the TV
monitor needs an adapter from 3 RCA plugs to
Scart (fig. 3) only. If also S-Video devices are
used an adapter from 2 RCA+1S-Video plugs to
Scart is needed additionally (fig. 6), connected
to the SCART input on your TV that is provided
for S-Video.
Note that only the video plugs (the "yellow"
cinch plug in fig. 3 and the S-Video plug in fig. 6)
must be connected to the TV Monitor Output
B, and the volume on the TV must be reduced to
minimum.
Important Note for Adapter Cables:
If the cinch connectors of the adapter you’ll use
are labeled, connect the Audio and Video ”In”
plugs with the corresponding Audio and Video
”In” jacks on the AVR (and with a VCR connect
the ”Out” plugs to the ”Out” jacks on the AVR).
Note that with some adapter types it may be just
turned around: If no signal is audible/ visible
when the VCR is playing connect the “Out” plugs
to the ”In” jacks on the AVR and turned around.
If the adapter plugs are not labeled in that way,
pay attention to the signal flow directions as
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Black
Black
Figure 1:
SCART/Cinch-Adapter for
playback;
signal flow:
SCART → Cinch
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
Black
Black
Red
Red
Blue 1
Blue
Yellow
Yellow
Figure 2:
SCART/Cinch-Adapter for
record and playback;
signal flow:
SCART ↔ Cinch
Green 1
Green
White
White
Black
Black
Figure 3:
Cinch/SCART-Adapter for
playback;
signal flow:
Cinch → SCART
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
Rot
Red
Figure 4:
SCART/S-Video Adapter
for playback;
signal flow:
SCART → Cinch
Schwarz
Black
S-Video
S-VideoInIn
Schwarz
Black
Rot
Red
Blau1
Blue
Gelb
Yellow
Figure 5:
SCART/S-Video Adapter
for record and playback;
signal flow:
SCART ↔ Cinch
S-Video InIn
S-Video
S-Video Out
S-Video
Out
Rot
Red
Figure 6:
SCART/S-Video Adapter
for playback;
signal flow:
Cinch → SCART
Schwarz
Black
S-Video Out
S-Video
Out
1
Also other colours possible, e.g. brown and grey.
shown in the diagrams above and in the instruction attached to the adapter. If uncertain, don’t
hesitate to consult your dealer.
Important Notes for S-Video connections:
1. Only the S-Video In/Out of S-Video devices
must be connected to the AVR, NOT both,
normal video and S-Video In/Outputs (except the
TV, see item 2).
2. Like most common AV units the AVR does not
convert the Video signal to S-Video or vice versa.
Thus both connections must be made from the
AVR to the TV if both, Video and S-Video
sources, are used, and the appropriate input on
the TV must be selected.
Important Note for the Use of
SCART-Cinch Adapters:
When video sources are connected to the TV
directly with a SCART cable, specific control signals apart from Audio/Video signals will be fed
to the TV. These specific signals are: With all
video sources, the signal for automatic input
selection that switches the TV automatically to
the appropriate input as soon as the video
source is started. And with DVD players, the signals automatically turning the TV to 4:3/16:9
format (with 16:9 TVs or 4:3 TVs with 16:9
capability) and turning the RGB video decoder of
the TV on or off, depending on the DVD player´s
setting. With any adapter cable, these control
signals will be lost and the appropriate setting
of the TV must be made manually.
Speaker Selection
No matter which type or brand of speakers is
used, the same model or brand of speaker
should be used at least for the front-left, center
and front-right speakers. This creates a seamless
front soundstage and eliminates the possibility
of distracting sonic disturbances that occur when
a sound moves across mismatched front-channel
speakers.
Speaker Placement
The placement of speakers in a multichannel
home-theater system can have a noticeable
impact on the quality of sound reproduced.
Depending on the type of center-channel
speaker in use and your viewing device, place
the center speaker either directly above or below
your TV, or in the center behind a perforated
front-projection screen.
Once the center-channel speaker is installed,
position the left-front and right-front speakers so
that they are as far away from one another as
the center-channel speaker is from the preferred
listening position. Ideally, the front-channel
speakers should be placed so that their tweeters
are no more than 60cm above or below the
tweeter in the center-channel speaker.
They should also be at least 0.5 meter from your
TV set unless the speakers are magnetically
shielded to avoid colourings on the TV screen.
Note that most speakers are not shielded, even
with complete surround sets only the Center
speaker may be.
Depending on the specifics of your room
acoustics and the type of speakers in use, you
may find that imaging is improved by moving the
front-left and front-right speakers slightly
forward of the center-channel speaker. If
possible, adjust all front loudspeakers so that
they are aimed at ear height when you are
seated in the listening position.
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Center Front Speaker
No more than
60cm
Left Front
Speaker
Right Front
Speaker
A) Front Channel Speaker Installation with
Direct-View TV Sets or Rear-Screen Projectors
5.1-Channel System
Using these guidelines, you’ll find that it takes
some experimentation to find the correct
location for the front speakers in your particular
installation. Don’t be afraid to move things
around until the system sounds correct. Optimize
your speakers so that audio transitions across
the front of the room sound smooth.
Surround speakers should be placed on the side
walls of the room, at or slightly behind the
listening position. The center of the speaker
should face you.
If side-wall mounting is not practical, the
speakers may be placed on a rear wall, behind
the listening position. The speakers should be no
more than two meters behind the rear of the
seating area.
Subwoofers produce largely nondirectional
sound, so they may be placed almost anywhere
in a room. Actual placement should be based on
room size and shape and the type of subwoofer
used. One method of finding the optimal
location for a subwoofer is to begin by placing it
in the front of the room, about 15cm from a
wall, or near the front corner of the room.
Another method is to temporarily place the
subwoofer in the spot where you will normally
sit, and then walk around the room until you
find a spot where the subwoofer sounds best.
Place the subwoofer in that spot. You should
also follow the instructions of the subwoofer’s
manufacturer, or you may wish to experiment
with the best location for a subwoofer in your
listening room.
B) The distance between the left and right
speakers should be equal to the distance from
the seating position to the viewing screen.
You may also experiment with placing the left
and right speakers slightly forward of the center
speaker.
INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 15
System Configuration
Once the speakers have been placed in the
room and connected, the remaining steps are to
program the system configuration memories.
With the AVR two kind of memories are used,
those associated individually with the input
selected, e.g. surround modes, and others
working independently from any input selected
like speaker output levels, or delay times used
by the surround sound processor.
First Turn On
You are now ready to power up the AVR to
begin these final adjustments.
1. Plug the Power Cable G into an unswitched AC outlet.
2. Press the Main Power Switch in until it
latches and the word “OFF” on the top of the
switch disappears inside the front panel. Note
that the Power Indicator 2 will turn orange,
indicating that the unit is in the Standby mode.
3. Remove the protective plastic film from the
front-panel lens. If left in place, the film may
affect the performance of your remote control.
4. Install the three supplied AAA batteries in the
remote as shown. Be certain to follow the (+)
and (–) polarity indicators that are on the
bottom of the battery compartment.
5. Turn the AVR on either by pressing the
System Power Control 1 or the Input
Source Selector A on the front panel, or via
the remote by pressing the AVR Selector 5
or any of the Input Selectors 46 on the
remote. The Power Indicator 2 will turn blue
to confirm that the unit is on, and the Main
Information Display F will also light up.
NOTE: After pressing one of the Input Selector
buttons 4 to turn the unit on, press the AVR
Selector 5 to have the remote control the AVR
functions.
Settings to be Made With Each
Input Used
The AVR features an advanced memory system
that enables you to establish different settings
for the speaker configuration, digital input, surround mode, delay times and output levels for
each input source. This flexibility enables you to
custom tailor the way in which you listen to each
source and have the AVR memorize them. This
means, for example, that you may associate
different surround modes and analog or digital
inputs with different sources, or set different
speaker configurations with the resultant
changes to the bass management system or the
use of the Center speaker. Once these settings
are made, they will automatically be recalled
whenever you select an input.
The default settings for the AVR, as it is shipped
from the factory, have all inputs set for an
analog source (except for the DVD input, which
has the Coaxial Digital Input 1 9 as the
default), with Logic 7 Music as the surround
mode, all speaker positions set to "small", and a
subwoofer connected. Before using the unit, you
will probably want to change these settings for
most inputs so that they are properly configured
to reflect the use of digital or analog inputs, the
type of speakers installed and the surround
mode associated with the input.
Input Setup
The first step in configuring the AVR is to select
an input. This may be done by pressing the front
panel Input Source Selector A until the
desired input’s name appears in the Main
Information Display F, and Indicator will
illuminate next to the input’s name in the front
panel Input Indicators J. The input may also
be selected by pressing the appropriate Input
Selector on the remote control 46.
The second step is to associate one of the digital
inputs with the selected input source (if this is
needed, otherwise the selected analog input will
remain). Press the Digital Input Select button
F on the remote. Within five seconds, make
your input selection using the K/L buttons
C on the remote until the desired digital or
analog input is shown in the Main Information Display F. Then press the Set button
E to enter the new digital input assignment.
After the setting has been made with one input,
repeat as described above with all inputs in use.
The digital input associated with the input
selected can also be changed at any time later
and the AVR’s memory system will keep the settings until they are changed again.
Speaker Setup
This setup tells the AVR which type of speakers
are in use. This is important as it adjusts the
settings that determine which speakers receive
low frequency (bass) information and whether a
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Center speaker should be used or not, separately
for each input used. For each of these settings
use the LARGE setting if the speakers for a
particular position are traditional full-range
loudspeakers that are capable of reproducing
sounds below 100Hz. Use the SMALL setting
for smaller, frequency-limited satellite speakers
that do not reproduce sounds below 100Hz.
Note that when “small” front (left and right)
speakers are used, a subwoofer is required to
reproduce low frequency sounds. If you are in
doubt as to which category describes your
speakers, consult the specifications in the
speakers’ owner’s manual, or ask your dealer.
With the AVR turned on, follow these steps to
configure the speakers:
1. Press the Speaker button on the
remote. The words SPEAKER SIZE will
appear in the Main Information Display F.
2. Press the Set button E.
3. When FRONT SPEAKER appears in the
Main Information Display F press the Set
button E to continue.
4. Press the K/L buttons C on the remote
until either FRONT LARGE or FRONT
SMALL appears, matching the type of
speakers you have at the left-front and rightfront positions, as described by the definitions
shown in preceding section.
When SMALL is selected, low frequency front
channel sounds will be sent only to the subwoofer
output. Note that if you choose this option and
there is no subwoofer connected, you will not
hear any low frequency sounds from the front
channels. This setting is not available with stereo
mode to ensure purest sound by bypassing the
crossovers of the DSP´s.
When LARGE is selected, a full-range output
will be sent to the front left and front right outputs. Depending on the subwoofer configuration
(see below), the front left and right bass information may also be directed to a subwoofer.
Important Note: When a speaker set with two
front satellites and a passive subwoofer is used,
connected to the front speaker outputs C,
the fronts must be set for LARGE.
5. When you have completed your selection for the
front channels, press the Set button E, and then
press the K/L buttons C on the remote to
change the display to CENTER SPEAKER.
6. Press the Set button E again, and use the
buttons C on the remote to select the
option that best describes your system based on
the Center speaker definitions shown in preceding section.
K/L
When SMALL is selected, low frequency center
channel sounds will be sent to the Fronts, if they
are set for LARGE and Sub is turned off. When
Sub is on, low frequency center channel sounds
will be sent to the subwoofer only.
9. When you have completed your selection for
the surround channel, press the Set button E,
and then press the K/L buttons C on
the remote to change the display to
S-W SPEAKER.
When LARGE is selected, a full-range output
will be sent to the center speaker output, and
with analog and digital surround modes (except
with the Pro Logic II Music mode) NO center
channel signal will be sent to the subwoofer
output.
10. Press the Set button E, and then press
the K/L buttons C on the remote to select
the option that best describes your Subwoofer
system.
When NONE is selected, no signal will be sent
to the center channel output. The receiver will
operate in a “phantom” center channel mode
and center channel information will be sent to
the left and right front channel outputs and its
bass will be sent to the subwoofer output too as
long as SUB L/R+LFE is selected in the SUBWOOFER line in this menu (see below). This
mode is needed if no Center speaker is used.
Note that for the use of Logic 7C surround mode
a Center speaker is needed, but Logic 7M works
well without a Center too.
7. When you have completed your selection for
the center channel, press the Set button E,
and then press the K/L buttons C on the
remote to change the display to SURR
SPEAKER.
8. Press the Set button E again, and then use
the K/L buttons C on the remote to select
the option that best describes your system based
on the Surround speaker definitions shown in
preceding section.
When SMALL is selected, with all digital surround modes low frequency surround channel
sounds will be sent to the Fronts, when Sub is
turned off, or to the subwoofer output when Sub
is on. With the analog surround modes the rear
bass feed depends on the mode selected and
the setting of the sub and front speakers.
When LARGE is selected, a full-range output
will be sent to the surround channel outputs
(with all analog and digital surround modes),
and, except with Hall and Theater modes, NO
surround channel bass will be sent to the
subwoofer output.
When NONE is selected, surround sound
information will be split between the front-left
and front-right outputs. Note that for optimal
performance when no surround speakers are in
use, the Dolby 3 Stereo mode should be used
instead of Dolby Pro Logic.
The choices available for the subwoofer position
will depend on the settings for the other
speakers, particularly the front left/right
positions.
To assist in making these settings, the icons in
the Speaker/Channel Input Indicators 5
will change as the speaker type is selected at
each position. When only the inner icon box is
lit, the speaker is set for “small.” When the inner
box and the two outer boxes with circles inside
them are lit, the speaker is set for “large." When
no indicator appears at a speaker location, that
position is set for “none” or “no” speaker.
As an example, in the Figure below, the left front
and right front speakers are set for “large,” the
center, left surround and right surround speakers
are set for small, and a subwoofer is set.
If the front left/right speakers are set to
SMALL, the subwoofer will automatically be
set to SUB, which is the “on” position.
L
C
R
If the front left/right speakers are set to
LARGE, three options are available:
• If no subwoofer is connected to the AVR, press
the arrow buttons C so that SUB NONE
appears in the display. When this option is
selected, all bass information will be routed to
the front left/right “main” speakers.
• If a subwoofer is connected to the AVR, you
have the option to have the front left/right
“main” speakers reproduce bass frequencies at
all times, and have the subwoofer operate only
when the AVR is being used with a digital source
that contains a dedicated Low Frequency Effects,
or LFE soundtrack. This allows you to use both
your main and subwoofer speakers to take
advantage of the special bass created for certain
movies. To select that option press the arrow
buttons C so that SUB LFE appears in the
display.
• If a subwoofer is connected and you wish to
use it for bass reproduction in conjunction with
the main front left/right speakers, regardless of
the type of program source or surround mode
you are listening to, press the arrow buttons
C so that SUB L/R+LFE appears in the
display. When this option is selected, a “complete” feed will be sent to the front left/right
“main” speakers, and the subwoofer will receive
the front left and right bass frequencies under
the crossover frequency 80 Hz, additionally to
the LFE soundtrack (see above).
11. When all speaker selections have been made
for the input selected, press the Set button E
twice or simply wait for three seconds until the
display returns to the normal mode.
SL
LFE SR
Surround Setup
Once the speaker setup has been completed, the
next setup step is to set the surround mode you
wish to use with each input. Since surround
modes are a matter of personal taste, feel free to
select any mode you wish – you may change it
later. The Surround Mode chart on page 22 may
help you select the mode best suited to the
input source selected. However, to make it easier
to establish the initial parameters for the AVR, it
is best to leave the default setting of Logic 7
Music mode for most analog inputs and Dolby
Digital for inputs connected to digital sources. In
the case of inputs such as a CD Player, Tape
Deck or Tuner, you may wish to set the mode to
Stereo, if that is your preferred listening mode
for standard stereo sources, where it is unlikely
that surround encoded material will be used.
To set the surround mode you wish to use with
the input selected, press the Surround Mode
Selector button 6 on the front or 9 and the
K/L buttons C on the remote until the
desired surround mode´s name appears in the
Main Information Display F.
As the modes are changed, Indicator will
illuminate next to the mode names in the
Surround Mode Indicators D on the front
panel.
Note that Dolby Digital and DTS will only appear
as choices when a digital input has been
selected.
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System Configuration
System Configuration
After the surround mode setting has been made
with the current input, repeat the setting with all
inputs you will use. The surround mode can also
be changed at any time later, and the AVR’s
memory system will keep the settings for the
input selected, until they are changed again.
Configuring the Surround Off
(Stereo) Modes
For superior reproduction of two-channel
program materials, the AVR offers two Stereo
modes: an analog Stereo-Direct mode that
bypasses the digital signal processing circuitry for
a completely analog signal path that preserves
the purity of the original signal, and a digital
mode that is capable of providing bass
management for optimal distribution of the low
frequencies between smaller speakers and a
subwoofer.
Stereo-Direct (Bypass) Mode
When the analog Stereo-Direct mode is selected
by pressing the Stereo Mode Selector until SURROUND OFF appears in the Main
Information Display F and the Surround
Mode Indicator D for Surround Off is lit, the
AVR will pass the analog source material directly
through to the front left and right speakers,
bypassing the digital processing circuitry.
In this mode, the front left and right speakers will
automatically be configured as LARGE; it is
not possible to configure these speakers as
SMALL.
When the AVR is in the Stereo Bypass mode you
may still configure the subwoofer output so that
it is either turned off, with a full-range signal
going to the front left/right speakers, or you may
configure it so that the subwoofer feed is
activated. The factory default setting is to have
the subwoofer turned off for this mode, but you
may change that setting by following these
steps:
1. Press the Speaker Button .
2. Press the Set Button E to activate the
configuration menu.
3. Press the K/L Buttons C on the remote
to select the desired option. SUB NONE turns
off the feed to the subwoofer, while SUB
<L+R> turns it on.
4. When the desired setting has been entered,
press the Set Button E to return to normal
operation.
Stereo-Digital Mode
When the Stereo-Direct (Bypass) mode is in use a
full range signal is always sent to the front
left/right speakers. By its nature, that option does
not pass the signal through the AVR’s digital
signal processing, creating the requirement for
full-range speakers. If your front speakers are
bandwidth limited, “satellite”speakers, we
recommend that you do NOT use the Bypass
mode, but rather use the DSP SURROUND
OFF mode for stereo listening.
To listen to programs in the two-channel stereo
mode while taking advantage of the bass
management system, press the Stereo Mode
Selector until SURROUND OFF
appears in the Main Information Display F
and the DSP and SURR. OFF Surround
Mode Indicators D both light up. When only
the SURR. OFF Surround Mode
Indicators D is lit you are in the Stereo-Direct
(Bypass) mode.
When this mode is in use, the front left/right
speakers and subwoofer may be configured to
meet the requirements of your specific speakers
using the steps shown in the Speaker Setup
section on page 16.
Delay Settings
Only for the Dolby or DTS modes, you will need
to adjust the delay time setting. Note that the
delay time is not adjustable for any other modes.
Due to the different distances between the
listening position for the front channel speakers
and the surround speakers, the amount of time it
takes for sound to reach your ears from the front
or surround speakers is different. You may
compensate for this difference through the use of
the delay settings to adjust the timing for the
specific speaker placement and acoustic
conditions in your listening room or home
theater.
The factory setting (see Surround Mode Chart
page 22) is appropriate for most rooms, but
some installations create an uncommon distance
between the front and surround speakers that
may cause the arrival of front channel sounds to
become disconnected from surround channel
sounds.
To resynchronize the front, center and surround
channels, follow these steps:
1. Measure the distance from the listening/
viewing position to the front speakers in
meters.
2. Measure the distance from the listening/
viewing position to the surround speakers.
3. Press the Delay Button .
4. When FRONT DELAY appears in the
Main Information Display F press the Set
Button E.
5. Press the K/L Buttons C on the remote
to enter the distance from the front left/right
speakers to your listening position. Press the Set
Button E when this is complete.
6. Press the K/L Buttons C on the remote
so that CENTER DELAY appears in the
Main Information Display F and press the
Set Button E.
7. Press the the K/L Buttons C on the
remote to enter the distance from the center
speaker your listening position. Press the Set
Button E when this is complete.
. Press the K/L Buttons C on the remote
so that SURR DELAY appears in the Lower
Display Line and press the Set Button E.
9. Press the the K/L Buttons C on the
remote to enter the distance from the surround
speakers to your listening position. Press the
Set Button E when this is complete.
10. When all adjustments have been made, the
unit will return to normal operation in five
seconds.
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Night Mode Settings
The Night mode is a feature of Dolby Digital that
uses special processing to preserve the dynamic
range and full intelligibility of a movie sound
track while reducing the peak level. This prevents
abruptly loud transitions from disturbing others,
without reducing the sonic impact of a digital
source. Note that the Night mode is only
available when the Dolby Digital surround mode
is selected.
To adjust the Night mode setting press the Input
Source Selector A on the front or 4 on the
remote and select an input that is associated
with a digital input and the Dolby Digital
surround mode.
Next press the Night button A on the remote.
When the button is pressed, the words
D-RANGE (Dynamic Range) followed by the
current setting (MID, MAX, OFF) will appear in
the Main Information Display F. Press the
K/L buttons C within five seconds to select
the desired setting:
OFF: When OFF is shown in the display, the
Night mode will not function.
MID: When MID is shown in the display, a mild
compression will be applied.
M A X: When MAX is shown in the display, a
more severe compression algorithm will be
applied.
When you want to use the Night mode feature,
we recommend that you select the MID setting
as a starting point and change to the MAX
setting later, if desired.
Output Level Adjustment
Output level adjustment is a key part of the
configuration process for any surround sound
product. It is particularly important for a Dolby
Digital receiver such as the AVR, as correct
outputs will ensure that you hear sound tracks
with the proper directionality and intensity.
Before beginning the output level adjustment
process, make certain that all speaker
connections have been properly made. The
system volume should be turned down at first.
NOTE: Listeners are often confused about the
operation of the surround channels. While some
assume that sound should always be coming
from each speaker, most of the time there will be
little or no sound in the surround channels. This
is because they are only used when a movie
director or sound mixer specifically places sound
there to create ambiance, a special effect or to
continue action from the front of the room to
the rear. When the output levels are properly set
it is normal for surround speakers to operate
only occasionally. Artificially increasing the
volume to the rear speakers may destroy the
illusion of an enveloping sound field that
duplicates the way you hear sound in a movie
theater or concert hall.
1. Make certain that all speaker positions have
been properly configured for their “large” or
“small” settings (as outlined above) and turn
off the OSD system if it is in use.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The output level can be
adjusted for each digital and analog surround
mode separately. This allows you to compensate
for level differences between speakers, that may
also vary with the surround mode selected, or to
increase or decrease the level of certain speakers
intentionally, depending on the surround mode
selected. Note that adjustments made for any
surround mode are effective with all inputs
associated with that surround mode.
For the easiest set-up, follow these steps while
seated in the listening position that will be used
most often:
2. Adjust the volume so that it is at -15, as
shown in the on-screen display or Main
Information Display F.
To adjust and calibrate the output levels, follow
these steps. For accurate calibration, it is a good
idea to make these adjustments while seated in
your favorite listening position. As the adjustment must be made for each surround mode, it is
best to select any input associated with any
Dolby Pro Logic II mode, make the adjustment for
that surround mode, then step through all inputs
you´re using (and thus through all surround
modes associated with the inputs) and repeat
the adjustment when any surround mode
appears that has not yet been adjusted.
1. Select any input associated with any Dolby Pro
Logic II surround mode by pressing the Input
Source Selector A 4 until the Pro Logic II
Surround Mode Indicator D on the
frontdisplay lights up.
2. Press the Test Tone button 7 on the
remote. The words TEST-T F L 0DB will
appear in the Main Information Display F.
3. The test noise will immediately begin to
circulate in the speakers in a clockwise rotation,
pausing at each position for two seconds. As the
test noise rotates the speaker positions FL, C,
FR, SR, SL (Front Left, Center, Front Right,
Surround Right, Surround Left) will be shown in
the Main Information Display F. As an
added assist, while the test noise is circulating,
the proper channel position will also be indicated
in the Speaker/Channel Indicators 5 by a
blinking letter within the correct channel. Turn up
the volume now until you can hear the noise
clearly.
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System Configuration
System Configuration
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because this test noise will
have a much lower level than normal music, the
volume must be lowered after the adjustment
for all channels is made, BEFORE you turn the
test tone off.
NOTE: This is a good time to verify that the
speakers have been properly connected. As the
test noise circulates, listen to make certain that
the sound comes from the speaker position
shown in the Main Information Display. If the
sound from a speaker location does NOT match
the position indicated in the display, turn the
AVR off using the Main Power Switch and
check the speaker wiring to make certain that
each speaker is connected to the correct output
terminal.
After checking for speaker placement, let the
test noise circulate again, and listen to see
which channels sound louder than the others.
Using the front left speaker as a reference, press
the K/L buttons C on the remote to bring
all speakers to the same volume level. Note that
when one of the K/L buttons is pushed, the
test noise circulation will pause on the channel
being adjusted to give you time to make the
adjustment. When you release the button, the
circulation will resume after five seconds.
Continue to adjust the individual speakers until
they all have the same volume. Note that
adjustments should be made with the K/L
buttons C on the remote only, NOT the main
volume controls.
When all channels have the same output level,
turn the Volume I down to about –40dB,
otherwise the listening level may be too high as
soon as the source’s music starts to play.
Afterwards press the Test Tone Selector 7
button again to turn the test tone off and
complete the process.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Output level
adjustment made will be effective for the
surround mode currently selected, also when
other inputs are selected using the same
surround mode. To adjust the output level with
all other surround modes used, step through all
inputs you´re using by pressing the Source
Selector buttons A on the front panel or the
appropriate Input Selectors 4 on the remote.
When the indicator for any surround mode for
which the level adjustment has not yet been
made lights in the Main Information Display
F or its Indicator will illuminate in the
Surround Mode Indicators field D, repeat
the level adjustment described above. This will
also allow you to compensate level differences
between speakers, that may be different with
each surround mode, or to increase or decrease
the level of certain speakers intentionally,
depending on the surround mode selected.
Once the settings outlined on the previous
pages have been made, the AVR is ready for
operation. While there are some additional
settings to be made, these are best done after
you have had an opportunity to listen to a
variety of sources and different kinds of program
material. These advanced settings are described
on page 30 of this manual. In addition, any of
the settings made in the initial configuration of
the unit may be changed at any time.
As you add new or different sources or speakers,
or if you wish to change a setting to better
reflect your listening taste, simply follow the
instructions for changing the settings for that
parameter as shown above. Note that any
settings changed at any time, will be stored in
memory in the AVR, also if it´s turned off
completely, unless it will be reset (see page 34).
Having completed the setup and configuration
process for your AVR, you are about to
experience the finest in music and home theater
listening. Enjoy!
Basic Operation
Source Selection
Once you have completed the setup and
configuration of the AVR, it is simple to operate
and enjoy. The following instructions should be
followed for you to maximize your enjoyment of
your new receiver:
• To select a source, press any of the
Source Selector buttons on the remote
456.
Turning the AVR On or Off
• When using the AVR for the first time, you must
press the Main Power Switch on the front
panel to turn the unit on. This places the unit in a
Standby mode, as indicated by the orange color of
the Power Indicator 2. Once the unit is in
Standby, you may begin a listening session by
pressing the System Power Control 1 or the
Source button A on the front panel or the AVR
Selector 5. Note that the Power Indicator
2 will turn blue. This will turn the unit on and
return it to the input source that was last used.
The unit may also be turned on from Standby by
pressing any of the Source Selector buttons on
the remote 456.
NOTE: After pressing one of the Input Selector
buttons 4 to turn the unit on, press the AVR
Selector 5 to have the remote control the AVR
functions.
To turn the unit off at the end of a listening
session, simply press the System Power
Control 1 on the front panel or the Power
Off Button 3 on the remote.
When the remote is used to turn the unit “off” it
is actually placing the system in a Standby mode,
as indicated by the orange color of the Power
Indicator 2.
When you will be away from home for an
extended period of time it is always a good idea
to completely turn the unit off with the front
panel Main Power Switch .
NOTE: All preset memories may be lost if the
unit is left turned off with the Main Power
Switch for more than two weeks.
Using the Sleep Timer
• To program the AVR for automatic turn-off,
press the Sleep Button 8 on the remote. Each
press of the button will increase the time before
shut down in the following sequence:
90
min
80
min
70
min
60
min
50
min
40
min
30
min
20
min
10
min
OFF
When the programmed sleep time has elapsed,
the unit will automatically turn off (to Standby
mode). Note that the front panel display will dim
to one half brightness when the Sleep function
is programmed. To cancel the Sleep function,
press and hold the Sleep Button 8 until the
information display returns to normal brightness
and the SLEEP OFF message appears in the
Main Information Display F.
NOTE: After pressing one of the Input Selector
buttons 4 you must press the AVR Selector
5 to have the remote control the AVR functions.
• The input source may also be changed by
pressing the front-panel Input Source
Selector button A. Each press of the button
will move the input selection through the list of
available inputs.
• As the input is changed, the AVR will automatically switch to the digital input (if selected),
surround mode and speaker configuration that
were entered during the configuration process
for that source.
• The front-panel Video 3 Inputs H, Optical
Digital 3 Input 4 or the Coaxial Digital 3
Input G may be used to connect a device such
as a video game or camcorder to your home
entertainment system on a temporary basis.
• As the input source is changed, the new input
name will appear in the Main Information
Display F and a green LED will light next to
the selected input’s name in the front-panel
Input Indicators J.
• When a pure audio input (CD, Tuner, Tape,
6/8 Channel Input) is selected, the last video
input used remains routed to the Video Outputs 4I and Video Monitor Output B.
This permits simultaneous viewing and listening
to different sources.
• When a Video source is selected, its audio
signal will be fed to the speakers and the video
signal for that input will be routed to the
appropriate Monitor Output Jack B and will
be viewable on a TV monitor connected to the
AVR. If a component video source is connected to
the Video 1 F or Video 2 8 Component
Inputs, it will be routed to the Component
Video Outputs E. Make certain that your TV is
set to the proper input to view the appropriate
video signal (composite, S-Video or component
video, see Notes for S-Video on page 13).
Controls and Use of Headphones
• Adjust the volume to a comfortable level using
the front panel Volume Control I or remote
Volume Up/Down buttons.
• To temporarily silence all speaker outputs
press the Mute button . This will interrupt
the output to all speakers and the headphone
jack, but it will not affect any recording or
dubbing that may be in progress. Press the
Mute button again to return to normal
operation.
• During a listening session you may wish to
adjust the Bass Control and Treble Control
to suit your listening tastes or room acoustics.
• To set the output of the AVR so that the output is “flat,” with the Tone controls and the
Balance control de-activated, press the Tone
Mode button button once or twice so that
the words Tone Out appear momentarily in
the Main Information Display F. To return
the tone controls to an active condition, press
the Tone Mode button once or twice so
that the words Tone I n momentarily appear
in the Main Information Display F.
• To change the Bass or Treble Control settings
press the Tone Mode Button until the
words Bass or Treble appear momentarily in the
Main Information Display F. Press the Set
Button E followed by the A/B Buttons
D to adjust the setting. When done, press
the Tone Mode Button again to exit the
Tone Mode Menu.
• For private listening, plug the 6.3 mm stereo
phone plug from a pair of stereo headphones
into the front panel Headphone Jack 3. Note
that when the headphone’s plug is connected,
the word HEADPHONE will scroll once
across the Main Information Display F and
all speakers will be silenced. When the
headphone plug is removed, the audio feed to
the speakers will be restored.
• When the headphones are in use, you may
take advantage of the Dolby Headphone modes
to bring added spaciousness to headphone
listening. Press the Dolby Mode Select
Button or the Surround Mode Group
Selector 6 to cycle through the three Dolby
Headphone modes to select the one that you
prefer.
Surround Mode Selection
One of the most important features of the AVR is
its ability to reproduce a full multichannel
surround sound field from digital sources, analog
matrix surround encoded programs and standard
stereo or even mono programs. In all, a total of
fifteen listening modes are available on the AVR.
Selection of a surround mode is based on
personal taste, as well as the type of program
source material being used.
For example, motion pictures, CD’s or TV
programs bearing the logo of one of the major
surround encoding processes, such as Dolby
Surround should be played in either the Dolby
Pro Logic II Movie (with movies) or Music (with
music) surround mode or with the
Harman Kardon´s exclusive Logic 7 Movie Mode,
to create a full range discrete 5.1 channel
surround signal from surround encoded
programs with a stereophonic left and right rear
signal, just as it was recorded in real life (e.g.
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Operation
Operation
Surround Mode Chart
MODE
FEATURES
DELAY TIME RANGE
DOLBY DIGITAL
Available only with digital input sources encoded with Dolby Digital data. It provides
up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated Low Frequency Effects
channel.
Center: 0 ms – 5 ms
Initial Setting – 0 ms
Surround: 0 ms – 15 ms
Initial Setting – 0 ms
DTS 5.1
When the speaker configuration is set for 5.1-channel operation, the DTS 5.1 mode is
available when DVD, audio-only music or laserdiscs encoded with DTS data are played.
DTS 5.1 provides up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated
low-frequency channel.
DOLBY PRO LOGIC II
MOVIE
MUSIC
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
Dolby Pro Logic II is the latest version of Dolby Laboratory’s benchmark surround technology
that decodes full-range, discrete left, center right, right surround and left surround channels
from matrix surround encoded programs and conventional stereo sources when
an analog input or a digital input with PCM or Dolby Digital 2.0 recordings is in use. The
Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode is optimized for movie soundtracks that are recorded with matrix
surround, by creating separate center, rear left and rear right signals. while the Pro Logic II Music
mode should be used with musical selections that are recorded with matrix surround or even with
normal stereo mode, creating separate rear left and rear right signals in any case.
The Pro Logic II mode creates compelling five-channel surround sound from conventional
stereo recordings.
Logic 7 Cinema
Logic 7 Music
Logic 7 Enhance
Exclusive to Harman Kardon for AV receivers, Logic 7 is an advanced mode that extracts the
maximum surround information from either surround-encoded programs or conventional stereo
material. Depending on the number of speakers in use and the selection made in the SURROUND
SELECT menu, the “5.1” versions of Logic 7 modes are available when the 5.1 option is chosen,
while the “7.1” versions of Logic 7 produce a full sound field presentation, including back surround
speakers when the “6.1/7.1” option is chosen. The Logic 7 C (or Cinema) mode should be used
with any source that contains Dolby Surround or similar matrix encoding. Logic 7 C delivers
increased center-channel intelligibility, and more accurate placement of sounds with fades and pans
that are much smoother and more realistic than with former decoding techniques. The Logic 7 M or
Music mode should be used with analog or PCM stereo sources. Logic 7 M enhances the listening
experience by presenting a wider front soundstage and greater rear ambience. Both Logic 7 modes
also direct low-frequency information to the subwoofer (if installed and configured) to deliver
maximum bass impact. The Logic 7 E (or Enhance) mode is an extension of the Logic 7 modes that is
primarily used with musical programs and is available with the 5.1 surround mode option selected
only. Logic 7 E adds additional bass enhancement that circulates low frequencies in the 40Hz to 120Hz
range to the front and surround speakers to deliver a less localized soundstage that appears broader
and wider than when the subwoofer is the sole source of bass energy.
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 is a high-resolution format that uses a 96kHz sampling rate with 24 bits to produce extended
information that improves the harmonics of the source material.
The AVR is capable of automatically detecting and decoding DTS 96/24 materials and delivering them as
the artist intended.
DOLBY 3 STEREO
Uses the information contained in a surround encoded or two channel stereo program to
create center channel information. In addition, the information that is normally sent to the
rear channel surround speakers is carefully mixed in with the front left and front right
channels for increased realism. Use this mode when you have a center channel speaker
but no surround speakers.
No surround channels
THEATER
The THEATER mode creates a sound field that resembles the acoustic feeling
of a standard live performance theater, with stereo and even pure mono sources.
Delay time not adjustable
HALL 1
HALL 2
The two Hall modes create sound fields that resemble a small (HALL 1) or
medium sized (HALL 2) concert hall, with stereo and even pure mono sources.
Delay time not adjustable
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Surround Mode Chart
MODE
FEATURES
DELAY TIME RANGE
5-Channel Stereo
This mode takes advantage of multiple speakers to place a stereo signal at both the front and
back of a room. Ideal for playing music in situations such as a party, it places the same signal
at the front-left and surround-left, and at the front-right and surround-right speakers. The center
channel is fed a summed mono mix of the in-phase material of the left and right channels.
No delay is available for
this mode
Surround Off (Stereo) These modes turn off all surround processing and present the pure left- and right-channel
Surround Off (Bypass) presentation of two-channel stereo programs. The Surround Off (Bypass) mode may only be
DSP Surround Off
used with analog source inputs, as it preserves the analog format of the audio signal for its
entire path of travel through the receiver to the speaker and subwoofer outputs, bypassing
all digital processing. Digital bass management is not available in Surround Off mode. The
DSP Surround Off mode can be used with either an analog or digital input, as the signal
undergoes digital bass management to optimize the distribution of the low frequencies
between the main speakers and a subwoofer.
No surround channels
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Reference
Wide
Dolby Virtual Speaker technology uses a next-generation advanced algorithm to reproduce the
dynamics and surround sound effects of a precisely placed 5.1-channel speaker system using only
front left and right speakers. In the Reference Mode, the apparent width of the sound across
the front image is defined by the distance between the two speakers. The Wide Mode
provides a wider, more spacious front image when the two speakers areclose together.
No surround channels
Dolby Headphone
DH
Dolby Headphone enables ordinary stereo headphones to portray the sound of a five-speaker
surround-playback system.
No surround channels
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sound being recorded from left rear side will be
heard from that side only, for more details see
chart on page 22).
When no rear speakers are in use, the Dolby 3
Stereo mode should be selected with all surround
recordings.
Note that when Dolby Digital 2.0 signals (e.g.
"D.D. 2.0" tracks from DVD), that are encoded
with Dolby Pro Logic information, are received
via any digital input, the Dolby Pro Logic II Movie
mode will be selected automatically (in addition
to the Dolby Digital mode) and will decode a full
range 5.1 channel surround sound even from
those recordings (see also "Dolby Digital" on
page 25).
To create wide, enveloping sound field
environments and defined pans and flyovers with
all analog stereo recordings select the Dolby Pro
Logic II Music mode or Harman Kardon’s
exclusive Logic 7 Music mode for a dramatic
improvement in comparison to the Dolby Pro
Logic (I) mode of former times.
Surround modes are selected using either the
front panel controls or the remote. To select a
surround mode from the front panel, press the
Surround Mode Group Selector Button 6
to scroll through the list of available surround
groups (for example, any Dolby mode or Logic 7
mode). Next press the Surround Mode
Selector Button C to choose the specific
mode within the desired group (for example,
within the Dolby mode group the options are
Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II Music, Dolby
Pro Logic II Movies and Dolby 3 Stereo). To select
a surround mode using the remote, any of the
surround mode selector buttons 9
until the desired mode appears. As
you press the buttons, the Surround mode name
will appear in the Main Information Display
F. As the surround mode changes, a blue LED
will light next to the current mode in the
Surround Mode Indicators list D on the
front panel. Regard that any time a surround
mode is changed it remains associated with the
input just selected until another choice is made.
NOTE: Once a program has been encoded with
matrix surround information, it retains the
surround information as long as the program is
broadcast in stereo. Thus, movies with surround
sound may be decoded via any of the analog surround modes such as Dolby Pro Logic II or Logic 7,
when they are broadcast via conventional TV
stations, cable, pay TV and satellite transmission.
In addition, a growing number of made-for-television programs, sports broadcasts, radio dramas
and music CDs are also recorded in surround
sound. You may view a list of these programs at
the Dolby Laboratories Web site at
www.dolby.com.
NOTE: The name of each Surround Mode will
scroll through the Main Information Display
F while the modes are being selected. To avoid
exiting from the surround mode selection
process, be certain to push the K/L buttons
C while a mode name is still visible.
Even when a program is not listed as carrying
intentional surround information, you may find
that the Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby 3 Stereo or
Logic 7 modes often deliver enveloping surround
presentations through the use of the natural
surround information present in all stereo
recordings.
To listen to a program in traditional two channel
stereo, using the front left and front right
speakers only (plus the subwoofer if installed and
configured), follow the instructions shown above
for using the remote until SURR OFF appears
in the Main Information Display F.
However, for stereo programs without any
surround information the Theater, Hall and 5CH
Stereo modes should be tried (effective particularly
with old ”extreme” stereo recordings) and for
mono programs, we suggest that you try the
Theater or Hall modes.
Digital Audio Playback
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Note that the Dolby Digital or DTS modes may
only be selected when a digital input is in use. In
addition, when a digital source is present, the
AVR will automatically select and switch to the
correct mode (Dolby Digital or DTS), regardless of
the mode that has been previously selected. For
more information on selecting digital sources, see
the following section of this manual.
Digital audio is a major advancement over older
analog matrix surround systems. It delivers five
discrete channels: left front, center, right front, left
surround and right surround. Each channel
reproduces full frequency range (20Hz to 20kHz)
and offers dramatically improved dynamic range
and significant improvements to signal-to-noise
ratios. In addition, digital systems have the
capability to deliver an additional channel that is
specifically devoted to low frequency information.
This is the “.1” channel referred to when you see
these systems descibed as “5.1”. The bass channel
is separate from the other channels, but since it is
intentionally bandwidth limited, sound designers
have given it that unique designation.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital (originally known as AC-3 ) is a
standard part of DVD, and is available on
specially encoded LD discs and satellite
broadcasts and it is a part of the new highdefinition television (HDTV) system.
®
Note that an optional, external RF demodulator
is required to use the AVR to listen to the Dolby
Digital sound tracks available on laser discs.
Connect the RF output of the LD player to the
demodulator and then connect the digital output
of the demodulator to the Optical or Coaxial
inputs 9 L 4G of the AVR. No demodulator
is required for use with DVD players or DTSencoded laser discs.
DTS
DTS is another digital audio system that is
capable of delivering 5.1 audio. Although both
DTS and Dolby Digital are digital, they use
different methods of encoding the signals, and
thus they require different decoding circuits to
convert the digital signals back to analog.
DTS-encoded sound tracks are available on select
DVD and LD discs, as well as on special audioonly DTS CDs. You may use any LD, DVD or CD
player equipped with a digital output to play
DTS-encoded special audio-only CDs with the
AVR, but DTS-LDs can be played on LD players
and DTS-DVDs on DVD players only. All that is
required is to connect the player’s output to
either the Optical or Coaxial input on the rear
panel L 9 or front panel 4G.
In order to listen to DVDs encoded with DTS
sound tracks, the DVD player must be compatible
with the DTS signal as indicated by a DTS logo
on the player’s front panel. Note that early DVD
players may not be able to play DTS- encoded
DVDs. This does not indicate a problem with the
AVR, as some players cannot pass the DTS signal
through to the digital outputs. If you are in doubt
as to the capability of your DVD player to handle
DTS DVDs, consult the player’s owner’s manual.
Please note that some DVD players are shipped
with their output set for Dolby Digital only. To
insure that DTS data is being sent to the AVR,
please check the setup menu system on your
DVD player to make certain that DTS data output
is enabled.
PCM Audio Playback
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is the noncompressed digital audio system used for compact discs, Non-Dolby Digital/DTS Laserdiscs and
some special PCM encoded DVDs. The digital
circuits in the AVR are capable of high quality
digital-to-analog decoding, and they may be
connected directly to the digital audio output of
your CD/DVD or LD player (LD only for PCM or
DTS programs, for Dolby Digital laser discs an RF
adapter is needed, see ”Dolby Digital” above).
Connections may be made to the Optical or
Coaxial inputs 9 L on the rear panel or front
panel 4G.
To listen to a PCM digital source, first select the
input for the desired source (e.g., CD) to feed its
video signal (if any) to the TV monitor and to
provide its analog audio signal for recording.
Next press the Digital Select button F and
then use the K/L buttons C on the remote
until the desired choice appears in the Main
Information Display F, then press the Set
button E to confirm the choice.
PCM data, from CDs and LDs and some music
DVDs or certain tracks on normal DVDs, it will
allow the appropriate surround mode to be
selected manually. Since the range of available
surround modes depends on the type of digital
data that is present, the AVR uses a variety of
indicators to let you know what type of signal is
present. This will help you to understand the
choice of modes and the input channels recorded
on the disc.
When a PCM source is playing, a brief message
PCM will appear in the Main Information
Display F. During PCM playback you may
select any surround mode as described on pages
21, 22 and 23 except Dolby Digital or DTS.
When a digital source is playing, the AVR will
display a variety of messages to indicate the type
of bitstream received. These messages will
appear shortly after an input or surround mode is
changed, and will remain in the Main
Information Display F for about five
seconds before the display returns to the normal
surround mode indication.
Selecting a Digital Source
Surround Mode Types
To utilize either digital mode you must have
properly connected a digital source to the AVR.
Connect the digital outputs from DVD players,
HDTV receivers, satellite systems or CD players to
the Optical or Coaxial inputs on the rear or
front panel 9 L 4G. In order to provide a
backup signal and a source for analog stereo
recording, the analog outputs provided on digital
source equipment should also be connected to
their appropriate inputs on the AVR rear panel
(e.g., connect the analog stereo audio output
from a DVD to the DVD inputs 5 on the rear
panel when you connect the source’s digital
outputs).
For Dolby Digital and DTS sources, a three digit
indication will appear, showing the number of
channels present in the data. An example of this
type of display is 3/2/.1.
When playing a digital source such as DVD, first
select its input using the remote or front panel
controls as outlined in this manual in order to
feed its video signal (if any) to the TV monitor
and to provide its analog audio signal for
recording. When the digital input appropriate
with the DVD player is not selected automatically
(due to the input settings made earlier during the
system configuration, see page 16), select the
digital source by pressing the Digital Input
Selector button F and then using the K/L
buttons C on the remote to choose any of the
OPTICAL (OPT) or COAXIAL
(COAX) inputs, as they appear in the Main
Information Display F. When the digital
source is playing, the AVR will automatically
detect whether it is a multichannel Dolby Digital,
DTS source or a conventional PCM signal, which
is the standard output from CD players.
Digital Status Indicators
When a digital source is playing, the AVR senses
the type of bitstream data that is present. Using
this information, the correct surround mode will
automatically be selected. For example, DTS bitstreams will cause the unit to switch to DTS
decoding, and Dolby Digital bitstreams will enable
Dolby Digital decoding. When the unit senses
The first number indicates how many discrete
front channel signals are present.
• A 3 tells you that separate front left, center and
front right signals are available. This will be
displayed for Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1
programs.
• A 2 tells you that separate front left and right
signals are available, but there is no discrete
center channel signal. This will be displayed for
Dolby Digital bit streams that have stereo
program material.
• A 1 tells you that there is only a mono channel
available in the Dolby Digital bitstream.
The middle number indicates how many discrete
surround channel signals are present.
• A 2 tells you that separate surround left and
right signals are available. This will be
displayed for Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1
programs.
• A 1 tells you that there is only a single,
surround encoded surround channel. This will
appear for Dolby Digital bit streams that have
matrix encoding.
• A 0 indicates that there is no surround channel
information. This will be displayed for twochannel stereo programs.
The last number indicates if there is a discrete
Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel. This is the
“.1” in the common abbreviation of “5.1” sound
and it is a special channel that contains only bass
frequencies.
• A .1 tells you that an LFE channel is present.
This will be displayed for Dolby Digital 5.1 and
DTS 5.1 programs, as available.
• A 0 indicates that there is no LFE channel
information available. However, even when
there is no dedicated LFE channel, low
frequency sound will be present at the
subwoofer output when the speaker
configuration is set to show the presence of
subwoofer.
An UNLOCK message may appear in the
Lower Display Line F. This is your indication
that the digital audio data stream has been interrupted or is no longer present. When that occurs,
the unit’s digital signal processor has no signal to
lock onto, and is thus “unlocked.” You may see
this message when a DVD is first started until the
stream is playing and the processor determines
which mode to apply; or any time the data
stream is stopped or paused, such as when the
menus of some discs are displayed or when the
player is switching between the different sections
of a disc. You may also see the message when a
satellite receiver, cable set-top or HDTV tuner is
in use if the digital audio is temporarily
interrupted when channels are changed or when
a cable box switches from a channel with a
digital data stream to a channel with analog
audio only. The UNLOCK message is normal,
and does not indicate any problem with your
receiver. Rather, it tells you that the incoming
data has simply been paused or is not present for
a variety of possible reasons.
When Dolby Digital 3/2/.1 or DTS 3/2/.1 signals
are being played, the AVR will automatically
switch to the proper surround mode, and no
other processing may be selected. When a Dolby
Digital signal with a 3/1/0 or 2/0/0 signal is
detected you may select any of the Dolby
surround modes.
It is always a good idea to check the readout for
the channel data to make certain that it matches
the audio logo information shown on the back of
a DVD package. In some cases you will see
indication for “2/0/0” even when the disc
contains a full 5.1, or 3/2/.1 signal. When this
happens, check the audio output settings for
your DVD player or the audio menu selections for
the specific disc being played to make certain
that the player is sending the correct signal to
the AVR.
In addition to the Bitstream Indicators, the
AVR features a set of unique channel input indicators that tell you how many channels of digital
information are being received and if the digital
signal is interrupted.
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Operation
These indicators are the L/C/R/SL/SR/LFE letters
that are inside the center boxes of the
Speaker/Channel Input Indicators in the
front panel 5. When a standard analog stereo
or matrix surround signal is in use, only the “L”
and “R” indicators will light, as analog signals
have only left and right channels, respectively,
even surround recordings, carry surround
information on the left and right channels only.
Digital signals, however, may have one to six
separate channels, depending on the program
material, the method of transmission and the
way in which it was encoded. When a digital
signal is playing, the letters in these indicators
will light in response to the specific signal being
received. It is important to note that although
Dolby Digital, for example, is referred to as a
“5.1” system, not all Dolby Digital DVD or audio
tracks selected on DVD or other Dolby Digital
programs are encoded for 5.1. Thus, it is sometimes normal for a DVD with a Dolby Digital
soundtrack to trigger e.g. only the “L” and “R”
indicators.
NOTE: Many DVD discs are recorded with both
“5.1” and “2.0” versions of the same soundtrack, the ”2.0” version often is used with other
languages. When playing a DVD, always be
certain to check the type of material on the disc.
Most discs show this information in the form of a
listing or icon on the back of the disc jacket.
When a disc does offer multiple soundtrack
choices you may have to make some adjustments
to your DVD player (usually with the “Audio
Select” button or in a menu screen on the disc)
to send a full 5.1 feed to the AVR or to select the
appropriate audio track and thus language
(”2.0” audio tracks can be played with all Pro
Logic II modes, see "Dolby Digital" on page 25).
It is also possible for the type of signal feed to
change during the course of a DVD playback. In
some cases the previews of special material will
only be recorded in 2.0 audio, while the main
feature is available in 5.1 audio. As long as your
DVD player is set for 6-channel output, the AVR
will automatically sense changes to the bitstream
and channel count and reflect them in these indicators.
The letters used by the Speaker/Channel Input
Indicators 5 also flash to indicate when a
bitstream has been interrupted. This will happen
when a digital input source is selected before the
playback starts, or when a digital source such as
a DVD is put into a Pause mode. The flashing
indicators remind you that the playback has
stopped due to the absence of a digital signal
and not through any fault of the AVR. This is
normal, and the digital playback will resume
once the playback is started again.
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Night Mode
A special feature of Dolby Digital is the Night
mode, which enables Dolby Digital input sources
to be played back with full digital intelligibilty
while reducing the maximum peak level and
lifting the low levels by 1/4 to 1/3. This prevents
abruptly loud transitions from disturbing others
without reducing the impact of the digital source.
The Night mode is available only when Dolby
Digital mode is selected.
The Night mode may be engaged when a Dolby
Digital DVD is playing by pressing the Night
Button A on the remote. Next, press the K/L
buttons C to select either the middle range or
full compression versions of the Night mode. To
turn the Night mode off, press the K/L buttons
C until the message in the lower third of the
video display and the Main Information
Display F reads D-RANGE OFF.
The Night mode may also be selected to always be
on at either level of compression as soon as the
Dolby Digital mode is turned on using the options
in the Night Mode settings. See page 19 for
information on using this option.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON DIGITAL PLAYBACK:
1. When the digital playback source is stopped,
or in a pause, fast forward or chapter search
mode, the digital audio data will momentarily
stop, and the channel position letters inside the
Speaker/Channel Indicators 5 will flash.
This is normal and does not indicate a problem
with either the AVR or the source machine. The
AVR will return to digital playback as soon as the
data is available and when the machine is in a
standard play mode.
2. Although the AVR will decode virtually all DVD
movies, CDs and HDTV sources, it is possible that
some future digital sources may not be
compatible with the AVR.
3. Note that not all digitally encoded programs
and not all audio tracks on a DVD contain full
5.1-channel audio. Consult the program guide
that accompanies the DVD or laser disc to
determine which type of audio has been
recorded on the disc. The AVR will automatically
sense the type of digital surround encoding used
and adjust to accommodate it.
4. When a Dolby Digital or DTS source is playing,
you normally may not be able to select some of
the analog surround modes such as Dolby Pro
Logic II, Dolby 3 Stereo, Hall, Theater, 5CH Stereo
or Logic 7, except with special audio tracks
(see indication ”Dolby Digital” on previous page)
or data format selected (see ”PCM” on previous
page).
5. When a Dolby Digital or DTS source is playing,
it is not possible to make an analog recording
using the Tape 1 or Video 1 4 record
outputs, if the source is connected to any digital
input of the AVR only. But the analog two
channel signal of that source, the ”Downmix” to
Stereo or Dolby Surround, can be recorded by
connecting its analog audio outputs to the
appropriate analog inputs (e.g. DVD) of the AVR,
even if the digital input of the AVR remains
selected. Additionally, the digital signals will be
passed through to the Digital Audio
Outputs 8.
Tape Recording
In normal operation, the audio or video source
selected for listening through the AVR is sent to
the record outputs. This means that any program
you are watching or listening to may be recorded
simply by placing machines connected to the outputs for Tape Outputs 1 or Video 1 Outputs
4 I in the record mode.
Output Level Trim Adjustment
Normal output level adjustment for the AVR is
established using the test tone, as outlined on
page 20. In some cases, however, it may be
desirable to adjust the output levels using
program material such as a test disc, or a
selection you are familiar with. Additionally, the
output level for the subwoofer can only be
adjusted using this procedure.
To adjust the output levels using program
material, first select the surround mode for which
you want to trim the speakers (see NOTE below)
by selecting the appropriate input, associated
with the desired surround mode, start your
program material source and set the reference
volume for the front left and front right channels
using the Volume Control I.
Once the reference level has been set, press the
Channel Select button C and note that
FRONT L LEVEL will appear in the Main
Information Display F for five seconds. To
change the level, first press the Set button E,
and then use the K/L buttons C to raise or
lower the level. DO NOT use the volume control,
as this will alter the reference setting.
Once the change has been made, press the Set
button E and then press the K/L buttons
C to select the next output channel location
that you wish to adjust. To adjust the subwoofer
level, press the K/Lbuttons C until
WOOFER LEVEL appears in the Main
Information Display F (only available if the
subwoofer was selected during the speaker
configuration, see page 16).
Press the Set button E when the name of the
desired channel appears in the Main
Information Display F and on-screen display,
and follow the instructions shown above to
adjust the level.
Repeat the procedure as needed until all
channels requiring adjustment have been set.
When all adjustments have been made press the
Set button E twice, the AVR will return to
normal operation.
NOTE: The output levels may be separately
trimmed for each digital and analog surround mode.
If you wish to have different trim levels for a specific
mode, select that mode and then follow the
instructions in the steps shown above.
Changing the levels by the trim adjustment as
described above will automatically change the
level settings shown during the Output Level
Adjustment (see page 19) correspondingly (and
vice versa) and will remain in the AVR´s memory
system, even when the unit is turned off. With
Stereo modes the adjustment procedure
described above is the only way to trim the output level.
6-Channel Direct Input
The AVR is equipped for future expansion
through the use of optional, external adapters for
formats that the AVR may not be capable of
processing. When an adapter is connected to the
6-Channel Direct Input N, you may select it
by pressing the 6-Ch Direct Input Selector
. The 6-Channel Direct Input may also be
selected by pressing the Input Source Selector
button A on the front panel until the words
6 C H DIRECT appear in the Main
Information Display F, and a blue LED lights
next to 6 CH in the Input Indicators J.
Note that when the 6-Channel Direct Input is in
use, you may not select a surround mode, as the
external decoder determines processing. In
addition, there is no signal at the record outputs
when the 6-Channel Direct Input is in use.
Display Brightness
The AVR’s front panel Main Information
Display F is set at a default brightness level
that is sufficient for viewing in a normally lit
room. However, in some home theater
installations, you may wish to occasionally lower
the brightness of the display, or turn it off
completely.
Memory Backup
This product is equipped with a memory backup
system that preserves tuner presets and system
configuration information if the unit is turned off
completely, accidentally unplugged or subjected
to a power outage. This memory will last for
approximately 1 week, after which time all
information must be reentered.
Tuner Operation
The AVR’s tuner is capable of tuning AM, FM and
FM Stereo broadcast stations and receiving RDS
data. Stations may be tuned manually, or they
may be stored as favorite station presets and
recalled from a 30 position memory.
Station Selection
1. Press the AM/FM Tuner Select button 6
on the remote to select the tuner as an input. The
tuner may be selected from the front panel by
either pressing the Input Source Selector A
until the tuner is active or by pressing the Tuner
Band Selector 8 at any time.
2. Press the AM/FM Tuner Select button 6 or
Tuner Band Selector 8 again to switch
between AM and FM so that the desired
frequency band is selected.
3. Press the Tuner Mode button H on the
remote or hold the Band Selector 8 on the
front panel pressed for 3 seconds to select manual
or automatic tuning.
When the button is pressed so that AUTO
appears in the Main Information Display F
each press of the Tuning Selectors 7J will
put the tuner in a scan mode that seeks the next
higher or lower frequency station with acceptable
signal strength. An AUTO S T TUNED
indication will momentarily appear when the
station stops at a stereo FM station, and an
AUTO TUNED indication will momentarily
appear when an AM or monaural FM station is
tuned. Press the Tuning buttons again to scan to
the next receivable station.
When the button is pressed so that MANUAL
appears in the Main Information Display F
each tap of the Selector will increased or
decrease the frequency by one increment. When
the tuner receives a strong enough signal for
adequate reception, MANAUL TUNED will
appear in the Main Information Display F.
4. Stations may also be tuned directly by pressing
the Direct button I, and then pressing the
Numeric Keys G that correspond to the
station’s frequency. The desired station will
automatically be tuned after the latest number is
entered. If you press an incorrect button while
entering a direct frequency, press the Clear
button to start over.
NOTE: When the FM reception of a stereo station
is weak, audio quality will be increased by
switching to Mono mode by pressing the Tuner
Mode button H on the remote or holding the
Band Selector 8 on the front panel so that
MANUAL appears momentarily in the Main
Information Display F and then goes out.
Preset Tuning
Using the remote, up to 30 stations may be
stored in the AVR’s memory for easy recall using
the front panel controls or the remote.
To enter a station into the memory, first tune the
station using the steps outlined above. Then:
1. Press the Memory button Q on the remote.
Note that two underscore lines will appear in the
Main Information Display F.
2. Within five seconds, press the Numeric Keys
G corresponding to the location where you
wish to store this station’s frequency. Once
entered, the preset number will appear in the
Main Information Display F.
3. Repeat the process after tuning any additional
stations to be preset.
Recalling Preset Stations
• To manually select a station previously entered
in the preset memory, press the Numeric Keys
G that correspond to the desired station’s
memory location.
• To manually tune through the list of stored
preset stations one by one, press the Preset
Stations Selector buttons 9O on the front
panel or remote.
You can also adjust the Display Brightness by
pressing the Dim Button on the remote
control. Note that the blue lighting inside the
volume control and the Power Indicator 2
will remain lit at normal brightness to remind you
that the unit is still turned on.
OPERATION 27
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Operation
Operation
RDS Operation
The AVR is equipped with RDS (Radio Data
System), which brings a wide range of
information to FM radio. Now in use in many
countries, RDS is a system for transmitting station
call signs or network information, a description
of station program type, text messages about the
station or specifics of a musical selection, and
the correct time.
As more FM stations become equipped with RDS
capabilities, the AVR will serve as an easy-to-use
center for both information and entertainment.
This section will help you take maximum
advantage of the RDS system.
RDS Tuning
When an FM station is tuned in and it contains
RDS data, the AVR will automatically display the
station’s call sign or other program service in the
Main Information Display F.
RDS Display Options
The RDS system is capable of transmitting a
wide variety of information in addition to the
initial station call sign that appears when a
station is first tuned. In normal RDS operation
the display will indicate the station name,
broadcast network or call letters. Pressing the
RDS button BN enables you to cycle
through the various data types in the following
sequence:
In any FM mode the RDS function requires a
strong enough signal for proper operation.
You may search for a specific Program Type (PTY)
by following these steps:
Program Search (PTY)
An important feature of RDS is its capability of
encoding broadcasts with Program Type (PTY)
codes that indicate the type of material being
broadcast. The following list shows the
abbreviations used to indicate each PTY, along
with an explanation of the PTY:
1. Press the RDS button BN until the
current PTY is shown in the Main Information
Display F.
• (RDS ONLY)
• (TRAFFIC)
• NEWS: News
• AFFAIRS: Current Affairs
• INFO: Infomation
• SPORT: Sports
• EDUCATE: Educational
• DRAMA: Drama
• CULTURE: Culture
• SCIENCE: Science
• VARIED: Varied Speech Programs
• POPM: Popular Music
• ROCKM: Rock Music
• M.O.R.M.: Middle-of-the-Road Music
• LIGHTM: Classical Music
• CLASSICS: Serious Classical Music
• OTHERM: Other Music
• The station’s call letters (with some private
stations other information too).
• WEATHER: Weather Information
• The station’s frequency (FREQ).
• FINANCE: Financial Programs
• The Program Type (PTY) as shown in the list
below.
• CHILDREN: Children’s Programs
• A “text” message (Radiotext, R T) containing
special information from the broadcast station.
Note that this message may scroll across the
display to permit messages longer than the eight
positions in the display. Depending on signal
quality, it may take up to 30 seconds for the text
message to appear; in that time, the word
TEXT will flash in the Information Display when
RT is selected.
• RELIGION: Religious Broadcasts
• The current time of day (C T). Note that it may
take up to two minutes for the time to appear, in
that time the word TIME will flash in the
information display when CT is selected. Please
note that the accuracy of the time data is
dependent on the radio station, not the AVR.
Some RDS stations may not include some of
these additional features. If the data required for
the selected mode is not being transmitted, the
Main Information Display F will show a
N O TYPE, N O TEXT or N O TIME
message after the individual time out.
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• SOCIAL A : Social Affairs Programs
• PHONE I N: Phone-In Programs
• TRAVEL: Travel and Touring
• LEISURE: Leisure and Hobby
• JAZZ: Jazz Music
• COUNTRY: Country Music
• NATIONAL: National Music
• OLDIES: Oldies Music
• FOLK M : Folk Music
• DOCUMENT: Documentary Programs
• TEST: Emergency Test
• ALARM: Emergency Broadcast Information
2. While the PTY is shown, press the Preset
Up/Down button 9O or hold them pressed
to scroll through the list of available PTY types,
as shown above. To simply search for the next
station transmitting any RDS data, use the
Preset Up/Down button 9O until RDS
ONLY appears in the display.
3. Press any of the Tuning Up/Down buttons
7J, the tuner begins to scan the FM band
upwards or downwards for the first station that
has RDS data that matches the desired
selection, and acceptable signal strength for
quality reception.
4. The tuner will make up to one complete scan
of the entire FM band for the next station that
matches the desired PTY type and has
acceptable reception quality. If no such station is
found, the display will read NONE for some
seconds and the tuner will return to the last FM
station in use before the search.
NOTE: Many stations do not transmit a specific
PTY. The display will show NONE, when such a
station is selected and PTY is active.
NOTE: Some stations transmit constant traffic
information. These stations can be found by
selecting TRAFFIC, the option in front of NEWS in
the list. The AVR will find the appropriate station,
even if it is not broadcasting traffic information
when the search is made.
The AVR is equipped with a powerful remote
control that will control not only the receiver’s
functions, but also most popular brands of audio
and video equipment, including CD players, TV
sets, cable boxes, VCRs, satellite receivers and
other home-theater equipment. Once the AVR’s
remote is programmed with the codes for the
products you own, it is possible to eliminate most
other remotes and replace them with the
convenience of a single universal remote control.
Programming the Remote
with Codes
b. If the product to be programmed does NOT
turn off, continue to enter the three-digit code
numbers until the equipment turns off. At this
point, the correct code has been entered. Press
the Input Selector 4 again and note that
the red light under the Input Selector will
flash three times before going dark to confirm
the entry.
5. If the Power function of the unit to be programmed cannot be remoted, follow these steps
(max. 20 seconds after step 3 above, or else step
3 must be repeated first):
As shipped from the factory, the remote is fully
programmed for all AVR functions, as well as those
of most Harman Kardon CD recorders, DVD
players, CD players and cassette decks. In addition,
by following one of the methods below, you may
program the remote to operate a wide range of
devices from other manufacturers.
a. Enter the first three-digit code number using
the Numeric buttons G and press the Input
Selector 4 again. Press the remote button
of any transport function remotable with the
unit, e.g. Pause or Play N M. If the unit
being programmed starts that function, the
correct code has been entered.
Note: The Input Selector button Video 3 4
cannot be programmed with codes as it functions
as input selector for the AVR only. Moreover, only
the default code "001" can be programmed on
the AVR Selector button 5.
b. If the unit does not start the function whose
button was pressed, repeat steps 3 and 5a
above with the next three-digit code number
listed in the setup code table for that brand
and product type, until the unit reacts properly
on the transport function transmitted.
Direct Code Entry
This method is the easiest way to program your
remote to work with different products.
1. Use the tables in the separate booklet to
determine the three-digit code or codes that
match both the product type (e.g., VCR, TV), and
the specific brand name. If there is more than one
number for a brand, make note of the different
choices.
2. Turn on the unit you wish to program into the
AVR remote.
3. Press and hold both the Input Selector 4
for the type of product to be entered (e.g., VCR,
TV) and the Mute
button at the same
time. When the Program Indicator 2 turns
orange and begins flashing, release the buttons.
It is important that you begin the next step within
20 seconds.
4. If the unit you wish to program into the AVR
remote has a remotable Power on/off function,
follow these steps:
a. Point the AVR’s remote towards the unit to be
programmed, and enter the first three-digit code
number using the Numeric buttons G. If the
unit being programmed turns off, the correct
code has been entered. Press the Input
Selector 4 again, and note that the red light
under the Input Selector will flash three times
before going dark to confirm the entry.
6. Try all of the functions on the remote to make
certain that the product operates properly. Keep
in mind that many manufacturers use a number
of different combinations of codes, so it is a good
idea to make certain that not only does the
Power control work, but that the volume, channel
and transport controls work as they should. If
functions do not work properly, you may need to
use a different remote code.
7. If the unit does not react to any code
entered, if the code for your product does not
appear in the tables in the booklet, or if not all
functions operate properly, try programming the
remote with the Auto Search Method.
Note on Using the AVR remote with a
Harman Kardon CD Recorder.
As shipped from the factory the remote is programmed for controlling Harman Kardon CD
players. But it is able to control most functions
of the Harman Kardon CD Recorders (see
function list on page 32) too after the code
”002” is entered to the CD Selector button
4 as described above. For returning to the CD
player control commands the code ”001” must
be entered.
Auto-Search Method
If the unit you wish to include in the AVR’s
remote is not listed in the code tables the booklet
manual or if the code does not seem to operate
properly, you may wish to program the correct
code using the Auto Search method that follows.
Note that the Auto Search method works only
with units whose Power functions can be
remoted:
1. Turn on the product that you wish to include in
the AVR remote.
2. Press and hold both the Input Selector 4
for the type of product to be entered (e.g., VCR,
TV) and the Mute
button at the same
time. When the Program Indicator 2 turns
orange and begins flashing, release the buttons.
It is important that you begin the next step within
20 seconds.
3. To find out if the code for your unit is pre-programmed, point the AVR remote towards the unit
to be programmed, and press and hold the K
buttonC. This will send out a series of codes
from the remote’s built-in data base, with each
flash of the red light under the Input Selector
4 indicating that a code has been sent. When
the device to be programmed turns off,immediately release the K buttonC. Note that it may
take one minute or more until the right code is
found and the unit turns off.
4. When the K button was not released in time
after the unit turned off, the proper code may
have been ”overrun”. That’s why a function test
should be made: Turn the unit on again and,
while the Input Selector 4 still lights red,
press the K buttonC once, than the L button C once too. When the unit turns off, the
right code was found, when not, the code was
”overrun”. To re-find the correct, while the Input
Selector 4 still lights red, press (not hold
pressed) the L button C repeatedly to step
backwards through the codes available and
observe the reaction of the unit at each press.
As soon as the unit turns off the correct code is
found.
5. Press the Input Selector 4 again, and note
that the red light will flash three times before
going dark to confirm the entry.
6. Try all of the functions on the remote to make
certain that the product operates. Keep in mind
that many manufacturers use a number of
different combinations of codes, and it is a good
idea to make certain that not only the Power
control works, but the volume, channel and
transport controls, as appropriate. If all functions
do not work properly, you may need to AutoSearch for a different code, or enter a code via
the Direct Code Entry method.
Code Readout
When the code has been entered using the Auto
Search method, it is always a good idea to find
out the exact code so that it may be easily
reentered if necessary. You may also read the
codes to verify which device has been programmed to a specific Control Selector button.
OPERATION 29
ENGLISH
Programming the Remote
Programming the Remote
1. Press and hold both the Input Selector 4
for the device you wish to find the code for and
the Mute button at the same time. Note
that the Program/SPL Indicator 2 will
initally turn amber and begin flashing. Release
the buttons and begin the next step within
20 seconds.
2. Press the Set button F. The Program
Indicator 2 will then blink green in a sequence
that corresponds to the three-digit code, with a
one-second pause between each digit. Count the
number of blinks between each pause to determine
the digit of the code. One blink is the number 1,
two blinks is the number 2, and so forth. Note that
a rapid sequence of three blinks is used to indicate
a “0.”
Example: One blink, followed by a one-second
pause, followed by six blinks, followed by a onesecond pause, followed by four blinks indicates
that the code has been set to 164.
For future reference enter the Setup Codes for the
equipment in your system here:
DVD ____________ CD ________________
VID1/VCR ________ VID2/CBL/SAT ______
VID3/TV ____________________________
VID4 ______________________________
TAPE ______________________________
Programmed Device Functions
Once the AVR’s remote has been programmed for
the codes of other devices, press the appropriate
Input Selector 4 to change the remote from
control over the AVR to the additional product.
When you press any of these buttons, it will briefly
flash in red to indicate that you have changed the
device being controlled.
When operating a device other than the AVR, the
controls may not correspond exactly to the
function printed on the remote or button. Some
commands, such as the volume control, are the
same as they are with the AVR. Other buttons will
change their function so that they correspond to a
secondary label on the remote. For example, the
Sleep and Surround mode selector buttons also
function as the Channel Up and Channel Down
buttons when operating most TV sets, VCRs or
Sat-Receivers.
For some products, however, the function of a
particular button does not follow the command
printed on the remote. In order to see which
function a button controls, consult the Function
List tables printed on page 32. To use those
tables, first check the type of device being
30 PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE
controlled (e.g., TV, VCR). Next, look at the
remote control diagram on page 32. Note that
each button has a number on it.
To find out what function a particular button has
for a specific device, find the button number on
the Function List and then look in the column for
the device you are controlling. For example,
button number 51 is the Macro 2 button for the
AVR, but it is the “Favorite” button for many
cable television boxes and satellite receivers.
Button number 30 is the Delay button for the
AVR, but the Open/Close button for CD players.
Note that the numbers used to describe the
button functions at the left for the purposes of
describing how a button operates are a different
set of numbers than those used in the rest of this
manual to describe the button functions for the
AVR.
Notes on Using the AVR
Remote With Other Devices.
• Manufacturers may use different code sets for
the same product category. For that reason, it is
important that you check to see if the code set
you have entered operates as many controls as
possible. If it appears that only a few functions
operate, check to see if another code set will
work with more buttons.
• Depending on the brand and product type used
the functions listed in the Function List tables
may not correspond with the function the unit
reacts on the command. In these cases it’s a
good idea to edit the reaction of the unit into the
corresponding line of the table or to set up a
separate list.
• When a button is pressed on the AVR remote,
the red light under the Input Selector 4 for
the product being operated should flash briefly. If
the Device Control Selector flashes for some but
not all buttons for a particular product, it does
NOT indicate a problem with the remote, but
rather that no function is programmed for the
button being pushed.
• The remote was pre-programmed with codes
for units of the latest generation, but some codes
may differ from those needed for earlier units.
Macro Programming
Macros enable you to easily repeat frequently
used combinations of commands with the press of
a single button on the AVR’s remote control. Once
programmed, a macro will send out up to 19
different remote codes in a pre-determined
sequential order enabling you to automate the
process of turning on your system, changing
devices, or other common tasks. The AVR’s remote
can store up to five separate macro command
sequences, one that is associated with the Power
On button 0, and four more that are accessed
by pressing the Macro buttons K.
1. Press the Mute button and the Macro
button K to be programmed or the Power-On
button 0 at the same time. Note that the latest
selected Input Selector will light red, and the
Program Indicator 2 will flash orange.
2. Enter the steps for the macro sequence by
pressing the button for the actual command step.
Although the macro may contain up to 19 steps,
each button press, including those used to
change devices, counts as a step. The Program
Indicator 2 will flash green to confirm each
button press as you enter commands.
NOTE: While entering commands for Power On of
any device during a macro sequence, press the
Mute button . DO NOT press the actual Power
ON button.
• Remember to press the appropriate Input
Selector button 4 before functions are
changed to another device. This is also needed for
the AVR Selector button 5 itself, as long as
it’s not lit red and AVR functions shall be
programmed.
3. When all the steps have been entered, press
the Sleep button 8 to enter the commands.
The red light under the Input Selector 45
will blink and then turn off.
Example: To program the Macro 1 K button
so that it turns on the AVR, TV follow these steps:
• Press the Macro 1 button K and Mute buttons at the same time and then release them.
• Note that the Program Indicator will flash
orange.
• Press the AVR Selector 5.
• Press the Mute button to store the AVR’s
power on command.
• Press the VID 2 Input Selector button 4 to
indicate the next command is for “TV Power On.”
• Press the Mute button to store the TV
Power On Command.
• Press the Sleep/Channel Up button 8 to
complete the process and store the macro
sequence.
After following these steps, each time you press
the Macro 1 button K, the remote will send
all Power On commands.
Erasing Macro Commands
To remove the commands that have been
programmed into one of the Macro buttons,
follow these steps:
1. Press the Mute button and the Macro
button K that contains the commands you
wish to erase.
2. Note that the Program Indicator 2 will
flash orange, and the LED under the AVR
Selector 5 will turn red.
3. Within ten seconds, press the Surround
Mode Selector/Channel Down button 9.
4. The red LED under the AVR Selector will go
out, and the Program Indicator 2 will turn
green and flash three times before it goes out.
5. When the Program Indicator 2 goes out,
the Macro has been erased.
Volume Punch-Through
The AVR’s remote may be programmed to operate
the Volume Control and the Mute from either the TV or the AVR in conjunction with
any of the six devices controlled by the remote.
For example, since the AVR will likely be used as
the sound system for TV viewing, you may wish to
have the AVR’s volume activated although the
remote is set to run the TV.
To program the remote for Volume PunchThrough, follow these steps:
1. Press the Input Selector 4 for the unit you
wish to have associated with the volume control
and the Mute button at the same time until
the red light illuminates under the Input Selector
4 and note that the Program Indicator 2
will flash orange.
1. Press the Input Selector button 4 for the
device you wish to have the channel control
associated with and the Mute button at the
same time until the red light illuminates under the
Input Selector 4 and the Program
Indicator 2 flashes orange.
2. Press the Volume Down button . The
Program Indicator 2 will stop flashing and
stay orange.
3. Press and release the AVR 5 or Input
Selector button 4 for the device that will be
used to change the channels. The Program
Indicator 2 will blink green three times and
then go out to confirm the data entry.
Example: To control the channels using your TV
while the remote is set to control the VCR, first
press the VID 1/VCR Input Selector button 4
and the Mute button at the same time. Next,
release them and press the Volume Down button
, followed by the VID 2/TV Input Selector
button 4.
NOTE: To remove the Transport Control PunchThrough and return the remote to its original
configuration, repeat the steps shown in the
example above. However, press the VID 2/TV
Input Selector in Steps 1 and 3.
NOTE: Before programming the remote for
Volume, Channel or Transport Punch-Through,
make certain that any programming needed for
the specific TV, CD, DVD, Cable or Satellite
Receivers has been completed.
Resetting the Remote Memory
As you add components to your home-theater
system, occasionally you may wish to totally
reprogram the remote control without the
confusion of any commands, macros or ”PunchThrough“ programming that you may have done.
To do this, it is possible to reset the remote to the
original factory defaults and command codes by
following these steps. Note, however, that once the
remote is reset, all commands or codes that you
have entered will be erased and will need to be
reentered:
NOTE: To remove the Channel Control PunchThrough and return the remote to its original
configuration, repeat the steps shown in the
example above. However, press the VID 1/VCR
Input Selector in Steps 1 and 3.
1. Press any of the Input Selector buttons 4
and the ”O“ button G at the same time until
the Program Indicator 2 begins to flash
orange.
Transport Control Punch-Through
2. Press the ”3“ button G three times.
3. The red LED under the Input Selector 4 will
go out and the Program Indicator 2 will stop
flashing and turn green.
Example: To have the AVR’s volume control
activated even though the remote is set to
control the TV, first press the Video/TV Input
Selector 4 and the Mute button at the
same time. Next, press the Volume Up button
, followed by the AVR Input Selector 5.
The AVR’s remote may be programmed to operate
so that the Transport Control Functions L (Play,
Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause and Record) for
a VCR, DVD or CD will operate in conjunction with
one of the other devices controlled by the remote.
For example, while using and controlling the TV,
you may wish to start or stop your VCR or DVD
without having to change the device selected by
the AVR or the remote. To program the remote for
Transport Control Punch-Through, follow these
steps:
NOTE: Should you wish to return the remote to
the original configuration after entering a Volume
Punch-Through, you will need to repeat the steps
shown above. However, in the example above,
press the Video/TV Input Selector in steps one
and three.
1. Press the Input Selector 4 for the device
you wish to have the transport control associated
with and the Mute button at the same time
until the red light illuminates, under the Input
Selector 4 and the Program Indicator 2
flashes orange.
Channel Control Punch-Through
2. Press the Play button L. The Program
Indicator 2 will stop flashing and stay orange.
2. Press the Volume Up button and note
that the Program Indicator 2 will stop
flashing and stay orange.
3. Press either the AVR Selector 5 or the
Input Selector 4, depending on which system’s volume control you wish to have attached
for the punch-through mode. The Program
Indicator 2 will blink green three times and
then go out to confirm the data entry.
The AVR’s remote may be programmed to operate
so that the channel control function for either the
VCR, TV, cable or satellite receiver used in your
system may be used in conjunction with one of
the other devices controlled by the remote. For
example, while using and controlling the VCR,
you may wish to change channels on a cable box
or satellite receiver without having to change the
device selected by the AVR or the remote. To
program the remote for Channel Control PunchThrough, follow these steps:
4. The Program Indicator 2 will remain green
until the remote is reset. Note that this may take a
while, depending on how many commands are in
the memory and need to be erased.
5. When the Program Indicator 2 goes out,
the remote has been reset to the factory settings.
3. Press and release the AVR 5 or Input
Selector button 4 for the device that will be
used to change the transport function. The
Program Indicator 2 will blink green three
times and then go out to confirm the data entry.
Example: To control the transport of a CD player
while the remote is set to control the TV, press the
VID 2/TV Input Selector button 4and the
Mute button at the same time. Next, release
them and press the Play button L, followed by
the CD Input Selector button 4.
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Programming the Remote
Function List
51
48
49
50
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
62
61
63
66
64
65
68
67
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No.
Button Name
AVR Function
DVD
CD/CDR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
Power On
Power Off
Mute
AVR
DVD
CD
Tape
VID 1
VID 2
VID 3
DIM
AM/FM
6 CH Input Select
Sleep
Test
TV
Volume Up
Surround Select
Night
Spare
Volume Down
Channel/Guide
Power On
Power Off
Mute
AVR Select
DVD Input Select
CD Input Select
Tape Input Select
Video 1 Select
Video 2 Select
Video 3 Select
DIM
Tuner Select
6 CH Input Selector
Sleep
Test Tone
Power On
Power Off
Power On
Power Off
K
Speaker/Menu
Volume Up
Surround Mode Select
Night Mode Select
Volume Down
Channel Trim
Move/Adjust Up
Speaker Adjust
A
Set
Set
B
Digital/Exit
L
Delay/Prev. Ch.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Tun-M
9
0
Memory
Tune Up
Direct
Clear
Preset Up
Tune Down
Tone Mode
RDS
Preset Down
M1
M2
M3
M4
Dolby
DTS Sur
DTS Neo:6
Night
Logic 7
Stereo
Skip Down
Skip Up
Rewind
Play
Fast Forward
Record
Stop
Pause
Digital Input Select
Move/Adjust Down
Delay Adjust
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Tuner Mode
9
0
Memory
Tune Up
Direct Tuner Entry
Clear
Preset Tune Up
Tune Down
RDS Select
Preset Tune Down
DVD Select
CD Select
TV/DVD
Volume Up
-/Input Select
-/CDP Select
-/CDR Select
Subtitle on/off
Volume Down
Title
Up
Menu
Left
Enter
Right
Open/Close
Down
Return
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Chapter
9
0
Audio
Intro/-
Open/Close
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Repeat
9
0
Time/CDR Display
Angle
Clear
Slow Forward
Random
Clear
+10/-/Track Increment
Disc Skip
Slow Rev
Disc Skip
Skip –
Skip +
R. Search
Play
F. Search
Skip –
Skip +
R. Search
Play
F. Search
-/Record
Stop
Pause
Dolby Mode Select
DTS 5.1 Select
DTS Neo:6 Select
Night Mode Select
Logic 7 Select
Stereo Select
Stop
Pause
No.
Button Name
Tape
VCR (VID 1)
TV (VID 2)
CBL (VID 3)
SAT (VID 3)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
Power On
Power Off
Mute
AVR
DVD
CD
Tape
VID 1
VID 2
VID 3
DIM
AM/FM
6 CH Input Select
Sleep
Test
TV
Volume Up
Surround Select
Night
Spare
Volume Down
Channel/Guide
Power On
Power Off
Power On
Power Off
Power On
Power Off
Mute
Power On
Power Off
Power On
Power Off
Tape Select
VCR Select
TV Select
Channel +
Channel +
Channel +
Channel +
TV/VCR
Volume Up
Channel –
TV/VCR
Volume Up
TV/Cable
TV/Sat
Channel –
Channel –
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Up
Menu
Left
Enter
Right
Exit
Down
Prev Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Info/Guide
Up
Menu
Left
Enter
Right
Exit
Down
Prev Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Info/Guide
Up
Menu
Left
Enter
Right
Exit
Down
Prev Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
9
0
9
0
9
0
Clear
Clear
Clear
Clear
Cancel
Sleep
PPV
Fav
Bypass
Music
Music
Music
Music
Cancel
Fav
Next
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Music
Music
Page –
Page +
Day –
Alt
Alt
Page –
Page +
Say –
Day +
Day +
Volume Down
Up
Menu
Left
Enter
Right
Exit
Down
K
Speaker/Menu
A
Set
B
Digital/Exit
L
Delay/Prev. Ch.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Tun-M
9
0
Memory
Tune Up
Direct
Clear
Preset Up
Tune Down
Tone Mode
RDS
Preset Down
M1
M2
M3
M4
Dolby
DTS Sur
DTS Neo:6
Night
Logic 7
Stereo
Skip Down
Skip Up
Rewind
Play
Fast Forward
Record
Stop
Pause
CBL/SAT Select
Video 3 Select
Rewind
Play
Fast Fwd
Record/Rec.Pause
Stop
Scan –
Scan +
Rewind
Play
Fast Fwd
Record
Stop
Pause
FUNCTION LIST 33
ENGLISH
Function List
Troubleshooting Guide
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit does not function when
Main Power Switch is pushed
• No AC Power
• Make certain AC power cord is plugged
into a live outlet
• Check to see if outlet is switch controlled
Display lights, but no sound
or picture
• Intermittent input connections
• Make certain that all input and speaker
connections are secure
• Press Mute button • Turn up volume control
• Mute is on
• Volume control is down
Sound is heard, but Front-Panel
Display does not light
• Display brightness is turned off
• Follow the instructions in the Display Brightness section
on page 27 so that the display is set to VFD FULL
No sound from any speaker;
light around Power switch 1 is red
• Amplifier is in protection mode
due to possible short
• Amplifier is in protection mode
due to internal problems
• Check speaker-wire connections for shorts at receiver
and speaker ends
• Contact your local Harman Kardon service depot
No sound from surround or
center speakers
• Incorrect surround mode
• Incorrect configuration
• Stereo or Mono program material
• Select a mode other than Stereo
• Check speaker mode
• With (analog or digital) Dolby surround modes, the surround
decoder may not create rear-channel
information from non-encoded programs
• Check speaker-wire connections or use test tone
to verify connections (see page 20)
• Speakers not properly connected
Unit does not respond to
remote commands
• Weak batteries in remote
• Wrong device selected
• Remote sensor E is obscured
• Change remote batteries
• Press the AVR selector 5
• Make certain front-panel sensor is visible to remote or
connect remote sensor
Intermittent buzzing in tuner
• Local interference
• Move unit or antenna away from computers, fluorescent lights,
motors or other electrical appliances
Letters flash in the Channel Indicator
Display and Digital Audio stops
• Digital audio feed paused
• Resume play for DVD
• Check that Digital Signal is fed to the Digital Input selected
Processor Reset
In the rare case where the unit’s operation or the
displays seem abnormal, the cause may involve
the erratic operation of the system’s memory or
microprocessor.
To correct this problem, first unplug the unit from
the AC wall outlet and wait at least three
minutes. After the pause, reconnect the AC
power cord and check the unit’s operation. If the
system still malfunctions, a system reset may
clear the problem.
To clear the AVR’s entire system memory
including tuner presets, output level settings,
delay times and speaker configuration data, first
put the unit in Standby by pressing the System
Power Control button 1. Next, press and hold
the Surround Mode Button 6 for 5 seconds.
The unit will turn on automatically. Note that
once you have cleared the memory in this manner,
it is necessary to re-establish all system
configuration settings and tuner presets.
NOTE: Resetting the processor will erase any
configuration settings you have made for
speakers, output levels, surround modes, digital
input assignments as well as the tuner presets.
After a reset the unit will be returned to the
factory presets, and all settings for these items
must be reentered.
If the system is still operating incorrectly, there
may have been an electronic discharge or severe
AC line interference that has corrupted the
memory or microprocessor.
If these steps do not solve the problem, consult
an authorized Harman Kardon service depot.
34 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Audio Section
Stereo Mode
Continuous Average Power (FTC)
40 Watts per channel, 20Hz–20kHz,
@ < 0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms
Five-Channel Surround Modes
Power Per Individual Channel
Front L&R channels:
30 Watts per channel,
@ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Center channel:
30 Watts, @ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Surround channels:
30 Watts per channel,
@ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Linear (High Level)
200mV/47kohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A)
95dB
Surround System Adjacent Channel Separation
Analog Decoding
40dB
(Pro Logic, etc.)
Dolby Digital (AC-3)
55dB
DTS
55dB
Frequency Response
@ 1W (+0dB, –3dB)
10Hz–100kHz
High Instantaneous
Current Capability (HCC)
±25 Amps
Transient Intermodulation
Distortion (TIM)
Unmeasurable
Rise Time
16 µsec
Slew Rate
40V/µsec
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range
Usable Sensitivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Distortion
Stereo Separation
Selectivity
Image Rejection
IF Rejection
87.5–108MHz
IHF 1.3 µV/13.2dBf
Mono/Stereo: 70/65dB (DIN)
Mono/Stereo: 0.15/0.3%
35dB @ 1kHz
±400kHz: 70dB
80dB
90dB
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Usable Sensitivity
Distortion
Selectivity
522–1620kHz
45dB
Loop: 500µV
1kHz, 50% Mod: 0.8%
±10kHz: 30dB
Video Section
Video Format
Input Level/Impedance
Output Level/Impedance
Video Frequency
Response
General
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
Dimensions (Max)
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
PAL/NTSC
1Vp-p/75 ohms
1Vp-p/75 ohms
10Hz–8MHz (–3dB)
AC 220-240V/50Hz
72W idle, 580W maximum
(2 channels driven)
440mm
165mm
382mm
9.6 kg
Depth measurement includes knobs, buttons and terminal connections.
Height measurement includes feet and chassis.
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Harman Kardon is a registered trademark.
*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the Double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992–1999 Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
All rights reserved.
†"DTS" and "DTS Neo:6" are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. "96/24"
is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
Logic 7 is a registered trademark of Lexicon, Inc.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 35
ENGLISH
Technical Specifications
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