AVR 760
AVR 660
AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER
OWNER’S MANUAL – Basic Functions
SAFETY INFORMATION
Important Safety Instructions
Important Safety Information
1. Read these instructions.
Verify Line Voltage Before Use
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
Your AVR 760/AVR 660 has been designed for use with 230-240 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.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
If you have any questions about the voltage requirements for your specific
model, or about the line voltage in your area, contact your selling dealer
before plugging the unit into a wall outlet.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do Not Use Extension Cords
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by the
manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
15.Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing and ensure that no
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are placed on the apparatus.
16.To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains, disconnect the
power supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.
17.The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily operable.
18.Do not expose batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
T he lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
T he exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
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To avoid safety hazards, use only the power cord supplied with 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 center with a cord meeting factory specifications.
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.
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 warranty. If water or any metal object such as a paper clip, wire
or staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power
source immediately, and consult an authorized service center.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Installation Location
Moving the Unit
•• To ensure 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.
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 place the unit directly on a carpeted surface.
•• Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold locations, or in 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.
•• Due to the weight of the AVR 760/AVR 660 and the heat generated by
the amplifiers, there is the remote possibility that the rubber padding
on the bottom of the unit’s feet may leave marks on certain wood or
veneer materials. Use caution when placing the unit on soft woods or
other materials that may be damaged by heat or heavy objects. Some
surface finishes may be particularly sensitive to absorbing such marks,
due to a variety of factors beyond our control, including the nature of the
finish, cleaning materials used, and normal heat and vibration caused by
the use of the product, or other factors. We recommend that caution be
exercised in choosing an installation location for the component and in
normal maintenance practices, as your warranty will not cover this type of
damage to furniture.
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.
It is important that you remove the protective plastic film from the frontpanel lens. Leaving the film in place will affect the performance of your
remote control.
Cleaning
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean, soft, dry cloth. If necessary, and
only after unplugging the AC power cord, wipe it with a soft cloth dampened
with mild soapy water, then a fresh cloth with clean water. Wipe it 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.
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•• 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 SAFETY INFORMATION
5 INTRODUCTION
7 FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
9 REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
11 MAIN REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
13 ZONE 2 REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
14 INTRODUCTION TO HOME THEATER
15 CONNECTIONS
15 Speaker Connections
15 Subwoofer
15 Connecting Source Devices to the AVR
15 Audio Connections
16 Digital Audio
16 Analog Audio
17 Video Connections
17 Digital Video
17 Analog Video
17 Antennas
17 RS-232 Serial Port
18 SPEAKER PLACEMENT
19 GETTING STARTED
21 INSTALLATION
21 Connect Source Devices
21 Connect USB Device
21 Connect to Internet
21 Connect Remote In and Out
22 Install a Multizone System
23 Program Sources into the Remote
24 Learn Other Remote Codes
25 Turn On the AVR 760/AVR 660
26 INITIAL SETUP
26 Using the On-Screen Menu System
26 Configure the AVR 760/AVR 660, Using EzSet/EQ™ II Technology
27 Set Up Sources
30 OPERATION
30 Turning On the AVR 760/AVR 660
30 Volume Control
30 Dolby Volume
31 Mute Function
31 Sleep Timer
31 Audio Effects
31 Video Modes
31 Headphones
31 Source Selection
32 Using the Tuner
32 RDS Functions
33 USB Playback
33 Internet Radio
34 Network Playback
34 Recording
34 Using
Docking Station
36 Selecting a Surround Mode
37 Processor Reset
37 Memory
37 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
38 APPENDIX
40 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
41 Trademark Acknowledgments
NOTE:
This Owner's Manual is the Basic version. It describes all functions essential for the use of the unit. For more in-depth
information, please download the Advanced Functions Manual from the harmankardon.com web site.
All references to the Advanced Functions Manual in the Basic Manual refer to the web-only, additional manual which
explains functions that go beyond the basic use of the receiver. This Advanced Functions Manual also contains more
worksheets and the remote control function list.
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INTRODUCTION
Please register your AVR 760/AVR 660 at www.harmankardon.com.
NOTE: You’ll need the product’s serial number. At the same time, you can
choose to be notified about new products and/or special promotions.
Thank you for choosing a Harman Kardon®
product!
Harman Kardon AVR 760/AVR 660
7.2-Channel Audio/Video Receiver
Audio Section
•• AVR 760: 85 Watts x 7, seven channels driven at full power at 8 ohms,
20Hz – 20kHz, <0.07% THD, 595 watts total. AVR 660: 75 Watts x 7, 525
watts total.
For more than fifty years, the Harman Kardon® mission has been to share
a passion for music and entertainment, using leading-edge technology to
achieve premium performance. Harman Kardon, Inc., invented the receiver,
a single component designed to simplify home entertainment without
compromising performance. Over the years, Harman Kardon products have
become easier to use, while offering more features and sounding better
than ever. The AVR 760 multizone 7.2-channel digital audio/video receiver
(AVR 660 is 7.1-channel) continues this tradition with some of the most
advanced audio and video processing capabilities yet, and a wealth of
listening and viewing options.
•• High-current capability, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design with low
negative feedback
To obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new receiver, please read this
manual and refer back to it as you become more familiar with its features and
their operation.
•• Dolby® Volume processing
If you have any questions about this product, its installation or its operation,
please contact your Harman Kardon retailer or custom installer, or visit the
Web site at www.harmankardon.com.
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•• All-discrete amplifier circuitry
•• Quadruple-crossover bass management with DVD-Audio bass
management capability
•• Dual 32-bit TI DA 710 DSP processors
•• 192kHz/24-bit A/D and D/A conversion
•• Sampling upconversion to 96kHz
Surround Modes
•• Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
•• Dolby Pro Logic® II and IIx (Movie, Music and Game), up to 96kHz
•• Dolby Virtual Speaker Version 2 (Reference or Wide, 2-channel)
•• Dolby Headphone Version 2, up to 96kHz
•• DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™, DTS-HD Master Audio™
•• DTS® (5.1; DTS Stereo; DTS-ES® 6.1 Discrete and Matrix)
•• DTS 96/24™ (DTS Stereo)
•• DTS Neo:6® (Cinema 5-,6- or 7-channel; Music 5-, 6- or 7-channel), up to
96kHz
•• Logic 7® (Movie, Music and Game), up to 96kHz
•• 5- or 7-Channel Stereo, up to 96kHz
•• Surround Off (DSP or Analog Bypass)
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INTRODUCTION
Audio Inputs
Ease of Use
•• AM/FM tuner
•• EzSet/EQ™ II automated setup (microphone supplied)
•• Analog Audio 1 through 5
•• Front-panel Analog Audio
•• Full-color user interface and setup menu, generated in high-definition
video
•• 6-/8-Channel Analog Audio
•• Text-based on-screen menus available to Zone 2 (AVR 760 only)
Audio/Video Inputs
•• Three Analog Video
•• Two-line dot-matrix front-panel display
•• Color-coded connections
•• Front-panel Analog Video
•• Programmable, learning seven-device main remote control
(includes AVR control over The Bridge II)
•• Three Component Video 100MHz
•• Source input renaming
•• Four HDMI™ (V.1.3a with Deep Color)
•• Lip Sync Delay (up to 180msec)
•• Faroudja DCDi Cinema™ video processing
•• RS-232 serial port for system control
♦♦ Transcodes composite and S-video to component video
•• System upgradeable from USB device
♦♦ Transcodes 576i/480i video to component video format, with
upscaling to 1080i
•• Switched accessory power outlet
♦♦ Transcodes 576i/480i video to HDMI output, with upscaling to 1080p
••
dock for iPod* connectivity with audio/video playback
•• Remote infrared (IR) input and output
•• Zone 2 IR input and Carrier IR output
•• Ethernet port for Internet Radio and Network
•• Two trigger outputs (3–30V DC) for auto turn-on of other system
components
•• USB Port for audio and still-image playback from compatible storage
devices
•• IEC detachable AC power cord for easy installation
Digital Audio Inputs
•• Coaxial: three rear-panel/one front-panel
•• Optical: three rear-panel/one front-panel
Outputs
•• 7.2-Channel preamp outputs
•• Analog Audio 3 and 4
Supplied Accessories
The following accessory items are supplied with the AVR 760/AVR 660. If any
of these items are missing, please contact Harman Kardon customer service at
www.harmankardon.com.
•• System and Zone 2 remote controls
•• EzSet/EQ II microphone
•• Extension rod for EzSet/EQ II
microphone
•• Analog Video 2 (composite and S-video)
••
•• Video Monitor (composite, S-video and component)
•• AM loop antenna
•• Digital Audio (one coaxial, one optical)
•• FM wire antenna
•• HDMI (V.1.3a with Deep Color)
•• Six AAA batteries
•• Multizone Audio: speaker- and two line-level (one dedicated, one shared
with surround back channels)
•• AC power cord
•• Multizone Video: composite (AVR 760 only)
•• A-BUS® port
•• Headphone
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docking station for iPod
* Compatible with most docking iPod models, 4G and later. Video and still-image viewing
requires an iPod that supports video browsing.
FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
Remote IR Sensor
Message Display
Volume
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Power indicator
USB
Main
Power
Switch
Standby/On
Switch
AVR
Settings
Resolution
Info
Settings
Video
Modes
Audio
Effects
Source
List
Surround
Modes
Back/Exit
Menu
USB Port Digital Audio
Inputs
(Optical and
Coaxial Front)
KLM N
Navigation Headphone
Jack
Power Indicator: This LED has three possible modes:
•• Main Power Off: When the AVR is unplugged or the Main Power
Switch is off, this LED is off.
•• Standby: Amber indicates that the AVR is ready to be turned on.
•• On: When the AVR is turned on, this LED turns white.
NOTE: If the PROTECT message ever appears, turn off the AVR and unplug
it. Check all speaker wires for a possible short. If none is found, bring the
unit to an authorized Harman Kardon service center for inspection and
repair before using it again.
Standby/On Switch: This electrical switch turns the receiver on, or places
it in Standby mode for quick turn-on.
Front-Panel Door (not shown): Most of the controls and connectors
described below are hidden behind this door. To open it, gently grab the right
or left edge of the door and pull it forward and down.
Main Power Switch: This mechanical switch turns the power supply on
or off. It is usually left on, and cannot be turned on or off using the remote
control.
AVR Settings Button: Press this button to access the AVR’s main menu.
Info Settings Button: Press this button to directly access the AVR’s
Source Info submenu, which contains the settings for the current source.
OK
Video Inputs
(S- and Composite
Front)
EzSet/EQ II
Microphone
Input
Analog Audio
Front Inputs
Resolution: Press this button to access the AVR’s video output resolution
setting: 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If the AVR’s video output resolution is set higher
than the capabilities of the actual connection, you will not see a picture.
If the best available video connection from the AVR to the TV is either
composite or S-video, press this button and change the resolution to 576i.
Audio Effects: Press this button to directly access the Audio Effects
submenu, which allows adjustment of the tone and other audio controls. See
the Initial Setup section for more information.
Video Modes: Press this button for direct access to the Video Modes
submenu, which contains settings that may be used to improve the picture, if
necessary, after you have adjusted the picture settings using the video display
or TV.
Surround Modes: Press this button to select a surround sound (e.g.,
multichannel) mode. The Surround Modes menu will appear on screen,
and the menu line will appear in the front-panel display. See the Advanced
Functions section for more information on surround modes.
Source List: Press this button to select a source device, which is a
component where a playback signal originates, e.g., DVD.
Menu Button: Press to display the menus for the tuner, the USB device,
The Bridge II, the Network or Internet Radio, when any of those sources is in
use.
Back/Exit: Press this button to return to the previous menu, or to exit the
menu system.
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FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
KLM N Navigation: These buttons are used to navigate the AVR’s
menus, including the menus for the tuner, the USB device, The Bridge II, the
Network and Internet Radio.
EzSet/EQ II Microphone Input: This jack is used to connect the
supplied microphone for the EzSet/EQ II procedure described in the Initial
Setup section.
OK: Press this button to select the currently highlighted item.
Volume Knob: Turn this knob to raise or lower the volume.
Headphone Jack: Plug a 1/4" stereo headphone plug into this jack for
private listening.
Message Display: Various messages appear in this two-line display
in response to commands and changes in the incoming signal. In normal
operation, the current source name appears on the upper line, while the
surround mode is displayed on the lower line. When the on-screen display
menu system (OSD) is in use, the current menu settings appear.
USB Port: Connect a USB flash drive, to play audio files in the MP3 or WMA
format or still images in the JPEG format. DO NOT connect a PC, keyboards,
pointing devices or other peripheral products to the AVR 760/AVR 660. Do not
connect an iPod here; use The Bridge II instead. Do not connect a USB hub or
multi-card device.
Digital Audio, Video and Analog Audio Front Inputs: Connect a
source component that will only be used temporarily, such as a digital camera
or game console, to these jacks. Use only one type of audio and one type of
video connection.
Note: The AVR’s menus refer to these jacks as the Optical Front, Coaxial
Front, Composite Front, S-Video Front and Analog Front inputs.
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Remote IR Sensor: This sensor receives infrared (IR) commands from the
remote control. It is important to ensure that it is not blocked. If covering
the sensor is unavoidable, use an optional Harman Kardon HE 1000, or other
infrared receiver, connecting it to the Remote IR Input on the AVR 760/
AVR 660’s rear panel.
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
Remote IR
Output
6-/8-Channel
Inputs
Coaxial Digital
Audio Output
Coaxial 1, 2 & 3
Digital Audio
Network
Optical Digital
Audio Output
Trigger Outputs
1&2
Remote IR Carrier IR
Input Output
Zone
2
S-Video
RS-232 Port
IR Input
1, 2 & 3
HDMI 1, 2, 3 & 4
HDMI Monitor
Output
Video Monitor
Outputs
Analog 1-5
Inputs
Component Video
Monitor Outputs
Analog 3
Outputs
Component
Component
1,
1, 22 && 33
A-BUS Power Input
AC Power
Input
Switched AC
Accessory Outlet
Analog 4
Outputs
Preamp Subwoofer 1
Outputs
Output
FM Antenna
A-BUS
Port
AM Antenna
Surround
Speaker
Outputs
Front Subwoofer 2
Speaker
Output
Outputs (AVR 760 only)
Zone 2
Audio Outputs
Fan Vents
The Bridge II
6-/8-Channel Inputs: Connect the multichannel analog audio outputs
of a non-HDMI player (DVD-Audio, SACD™, Blu-ray Disc™ or HD-DVD, or any
other external decoder) to these jacks.
Coaxial 1/2/3 and Optical 1/2/3 Digital Audio Inputs: If a source
has a compatible digital audio output, and if you are not using an HDMI
connection for audio for the device, connect it to one of these jacks to hear
digital audio formats, such as Dolby Digital, DTS and linear PCM. Use only one
type of digital audio connection for each source.
Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio Outputs: If a source is also an
audio recorder, connect one of the Digital Audio Outputs to the recorder’s
matching input for improved recording quality. Only PCM digital audio signals
are available for recording. Both coaxial and optical digital audio signals are
available at either Digital Audio Output.
Network Jack: Plug in an RJ-45-compatible cable that connects to a
personal computer (PC), router or Internet access. When connected to a PC,
the AVR 760/AVR 660 is capable of playing audio and JPEG files stored on the
PC. When connected to the Internet, the AVR 760/AVR 660 may be used to
enjoy Internet Radio. See pages 33 and 34 for more information.
RS-232 Serial Port: This bi-directional port may be used to control
the AVR 760/AVR 660 using an RS-232 serial control link to a compatible
computer or programmable remote control system. Due to the complexity of
programming RS-232 commands, connections and programming for control
purposes should be performed by a qualified custom installer.
Zone 2 Video
Output
S-Video 2
Output
Surround
Back/Zone 2
Speaker
Outputs
Composite
1, 2 & 3
Center Speaker
Outputs
Trigger 1 and 2 Outputs: Connect these control jacks to the trigger
input jack of an external component, such as an audio power amplifier, that
you want to power on any time the AVR 760/AVR 660 is turned on, without
using the AVR’s Switched Accessory Outlet for power. When this connection
is used, the AVR 760/AVR 660 will automatically send a low-voltage signal to
the connected device that triggers it to turn on when the AVR 760/AVR 660
is on, and off when the AVR 760/AVR 660 is placed in the Standby Mode. The
connected component must respond to 6-volt presence as the control signal.
The Trigger 2 Output may be programmed to transmit its signal only when
certain of the AVR’s source inputs are selected. For example, to lower a screen
when watching a DVD movie, but not while listening to the tuner, connect
the Trigger 2 Output to the screen and program it to be on when the DVD
source is selected, but off when the AM or FM bands are in use. See the Initial
Setup section for more information on programming this setting in the Info
Settings menus for each source.
Zone 2 Infrared (IR) Input: Connect a remote IR receiver located in the
remote zone of a multizone system to this jack to control the AVR (and any
source devices connected to the Remote IR Output) from the remote zone.
Remote Infrared (IR) Input and Output: When the remote IR
receiver on the front panel is blocked, connect an optional IR receiver to the
Remote IR Input jack. The Remote IR Output may be connected to the Remote
IR Input of a compatible product to enable remote control through the AVR.
Remote IR Carrier Output: This output is similar in function to the
Remote IR Output, with the difference that this jack outputs the full infrared
signal as received by the AVR’s IR sensor or the Remote IR Input, while
the Remote IR Output jack outputs a “stripped” signal that has no carrier
frequency.
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Optical 1, 2 & 3
Digital Audio
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
HDMI Inputs and Output: HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
is a connection for transmitting digital audio and video signals between
devices. Connect up to four HDMI-equipped source devices to the HDMI inputs
using a single-cable connection.
Composite and S-Video 1, 2 and 3 Video Inputs: Use these jacks
to connect your video-capable source components (e.g., VCR, DVD player,
cable TV box) to the receiver. Use only one type of video connection for each
source.
When you connect the HDMI Output to your video display, the AVR 760/
AVR 660 will automatically transcode analog video signals to the HDMI
format, upscaling to as high as 1080p.
Composite and S-Video 2 Outputs: Connect one of these analog
video outputs to the composite or S-video inputs of a recording device.
A signal is available at these outputs whenever an analog video source is
playing.
NOTES: When connecting a DVI-equipped display to one of the HDMI
Outputs:
•• Use an HDMI-to-DVI adapter.
•• Make sure the display is HDCP-compliant. If it isn’t, do not connect it to
an HDMI Output; use an analog video connection instead.
•• Always make a separate audio connection.
Analog 1 – 5 Inputs: Connect the left and right analog audio outputs of
a source device to any of these inputs. These inputs may be paired with any
video inputs.
NOTES:
The Analog 3 and 4 inputs are each associated with a set of outputs.
Consider using these connectors for an audio or video recorder.
You may optionally connect a source to both an analog and digital audio
input. This is useful for making recordings, for multizone applications or
simply as a backup.
Analog 3 and 4 Outputs: Connect either of these analog audio outputs
to the analog audio inputs of a recording device. A signal is available at these
outputs whenever an analog audio source is playing.
Zone 2 Audio Outputs: Connect these jacks to an external amplifier to
power the speakers in the remote zone of a multizone system.
Subwoofer 1 and 2 Outputs: If you have a powered subwoofer with
a line-level input, connect it to the Subwoofer 1 Output. For improved
performance, connect a second powered subwoofer to the Subwoofer 2
Output (Subwoofer 2 on AVR 760 only).
The Bridge II Input: Connect the included Harman Kardon
docking station to this input for use with most docking iPod models, 4G and
later (not included). Turn the receiver off (Standby mode) when connecting
The Bridge II.
Fan Vents: This area contains vents used by the AVR 760/AVR 660’s fan
to cool the system. Maintain a clearance of at least 8 cm from the nearest
surface to avoid overheating the unit. It is normal for the fan to remain off at
most normal volume levels. An automatic temperature sensor turns the fan
on only when it is needed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Never block the fan vents, as doing so could allow
the AVR to overheat to dangerous levels.
Zone 2 Video Output: Connect this composite video jack to a video
display located in the remote zone of a multizone system. When the
multizone system is in use, viewers in the remote zone will be able to see the
AVR’s on-screen text menus and any available source video, as long as the
source is connected to a Composite Video Input, and that input is specified for
that source in the Zone 2 Video setting of the Info Settings menu (AVR 760
only).
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Composite and S-Video Monitor Outputs: If any of your sources
use composite or S-video connections, connect one or both of these monitor
outputs to the corresponding inputs on your video display. If your video
display is equipped with HDMI or component video inputs, these connections
are unnecessary, as the AVR 760/AVR 660 will convert the composite or
S-video source signal to the correct format for a single video-cable connection
to the TV.
Component Video 1, 2 and 3 Inputs: If a video source has analog
component video (Y/Pb/Pr) capability, and if you are not using an HDMI
connection, connect the component video outputs of the source to one of the
sets of component video inputs. Do not make any other video connections to
that source.
Component Video Monitor Outputs: If you are using one of the
Component Video Inputs and your television or video display is componentvideo-capable (but does not have HDMI), connect these jacks to the video
display.
NOTES:
•• Due to copy-protection restrictions, there is no output at the
Component Video Monitor Outputs for copy-protected sources.
•• Composite and S-video signals are upscaled to as high as 1080i and
available at these outputs. If your video display’s best connection is
component video, it is the only video connection required from the AVR
to the display.
AM and FM Antenna Terminals: Connect the included AM and FM
antennas to their respective terminals for radio reception.
Preamp Outputs: Connect these jacks to an external amplifier if more
power is desired. The Surround Back/Zone 2 Preamp Outputs may be used
with an external amplifier to power the remote zone of a multizone system.
A-BUS Port: Use a Category 5/5e cable to connect this port to optional
A-BUS equipment for multizone operation. When the A-BUS system is used, it
is possible to have a full 7.2-channel system in the main listening room at the
same time the multizone system is in use.
Front, Center and Surround Speaker Outputs: Use twoconductor speaker wire to connect each set of terminals to the correct
speaker. Remember to observe the correct polarity (positive and negative
connections).
Surround Back/Zone 2 Speaker Outputs: These speaker outputs
are used for the surround back channels in a 7.2-channel home theater, or
may be reassigned to a remote room for multizone operation.
Switched AC Accessory Outlet: You may plug the AC power cord of
one source device into this outlet, and it will turn on whenever you turn on
the receiver. Do not use a source that consumes more than 50 watts of power.
AC Power Input: After you have made all other connections, plug the AC
power cord into this receptacle and into an unswitched wall outlet.
A-BUS Power Input: When using optional A-BUS equipment, connect an
optional A-BUS power supply to this port.
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
IR Transmitter Lens
AVR Power Off
Device Power On
AVR Power On
Device Power Off
LCD Display
ENGLISH
Source Selectors
Video Modes
Audio Effects
Surround Modes
Alphanumeric Keys
Activity
Last
Back/Exit
Menu
IR Transmitter
KLM N Navigation
OK
Power Off
Mute
Disc Menu
Light
USB
Source Selectors
Soft Keys
Network
Volume
Channel
BACK/EXIT
MENU
Back/Exit
Mute
Sleep Settings
AVR Settings
Menu
KLM N Navigation
OK
Transport Controls
Volume Controls
Transport Controls
Record
Info Settings
Source Settings
Sleep Settings
AVR Settings/Remote Menu
Zone Selector
Zone Indicator
Zone Selector
MAIN REMOTE CONTROL
The AVR 760/AVR 660 remote is capable of controlling up to 14 devices,
including the AVR itself, an iPod docked in the included The Bridge II, a USB
device and a Network device (see page 34 for details). During the installation
process, you may program the codes for your source components into the
remote. To operate a component, press its Selector button to change the
device mode. The device mode will appear on the top line of the remote’s LCD
Display.
NOTE: Four of the sources do not have dedicated Source Selectors: Source
A, Source B, Source C and Source D. To select one of these sources, first
press the AVR Settings Button, then press the appropriate Soft Key: Red
for Source A, Green for Source B, Yellow for Source C and Blue for Source D.
These sources may also be selected using the AVR Settings menu.
ZONE 2 REMOTE CONTROL
Each Source Selector has been preprogrammed to control certain types of
components, with only the codes specific to each brand and model changing,
depending on which product code is programmed. The AUX and Cable/SAT
Source Selectors may be used for multiple device types. All of the external
Source Selectors may be reassigned to other device types (see Initial Setup
section).
AUX Source Selector: CD player, VCR, HDTV set-top box, PVD or TiVo®
set-top box. Refer to page 23 for details on Source Selection.
Cable/SAT Source Selector: Cable set-top box or satellite set-top box.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All of the AVR 760/AVR 660’s audio and video
inputs are independently assignable. Select the inputs to which the device
is physically connected during Initial Setup. Any device may be connected
to any compatible input and given any name (e.g., DVD or Game).
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REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
Most of the buttons on the remote have dedicated functions, although the
precise codes transmitted vary, depending on the device mode. Due to the
wide variety of functions for various source devices, only a few of the mostoften used functions on the remote have been included: alphanumeric keys,
transport controls, television-channel control, menu access, and power on
and off.
Buttons dedicated to the AVR are available at any time, even in another
device mode: AVR Power On and Off, Audio Effects, Video Modes, Surround
Modes, Volume, Mute and Sleep Settings. Press the AVR Settings Button near
the bottom of the remote to return it to AVR mode.
A button’s function depends on which component is being controlled. See
Table A14 in the Advanced Functions Manual for listings of the functions for
each type of component.
IR Transmitter Lens: As buttons are pressed on the remote, infrared
codes are emitted through this lens.
AVR Power On Button: Press to turn on the AVR. The Master Power
Switch behind the front-panel door must be on.
AVR Power Off Button: Press to turn off the AVR 760/AVR 660.
Device Power On Button: Press a device’s Source Selector, then press
this button to turn on the device.
Device Power Off Button: Press a device’s Source Selector, then press
this button to turn off the device.
LCD Display: This two-line text display informs you of the current device
mode (i.e., which source is active) on the upper line. When you press a key,
the command will appear briefly on the lower line.
Source Selectors: Press one of these buttons to select a source device,
e.g., DVD or satellite tuner. This will also turn on the receiver and switch
the remote’s device mode to operate the source. The first press of the Radio
Selector switches the AVR to the last-used tuner band (AM or FM). Each
successive press changes the band. Similarly, the Network Button toggles
between the Network and Internet Radio sources.
Audio Effects: Press to directly access the Audio Effects submenu, which
allows adjustment of the AVR’s tone and other audio controls. See the Initial
Setup section for more information.
Video Modes: Press for direct access to the Video Modes submenu, which
contains picture settings to be used after you have adjusted the picture
settings on the video display or TV. See the Advanced Functions Manual for
more information.
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Surround Modes: Press to directly access the Surround Modes submenu.
Scroll to the lines for the Surround Mode categories: Auto Select, Virtual
Surround, Stereo, Movie, Music or Video Game. The surround mode will
change when the menu line is highlighted.
To change the surround mode for the selected category, press the OK Button
when the menu line for the Surround Mode category matching the audio
program is highlighted, and select one of the available surround mode
options using the KL Buttons. Press the OK Button.
See the Advanced Functions Manual for more information on surround
modes.
Alphanumeric Keys: Use these buttons to enter numbers for radio
station frequencies or channels, or to select station presets.
Last Channel: When controlling the tuner; a cable, satellite or HDTV settop box; or a TV, press this button to return to the previous station or channel.
For Internet Radio, this is only available to toggle between stations previously
saved as presets.
Activity: With this button, up to 11 Activities may be programmed to
transmit a series of commands with a single press. Execute an Activity by
pressing this button, then the Alphanumeric Key (or the AVR Power On or
Off Button by themselves) into which it was programmed. See the Advanced
Functions Manual for more information on Activities.
Back/Exit: Press to return to the previous menu or to exit the menu system.
Menu Button: This button is used within the Now Playing menu for the
tuner, USB, The Bridge II, Internet Radio and the Network, and to display the
main menu on some source devices. To display the AVR 760/AVR 660’s main
menu, press the AVR Settings Button.
Navigation (KLM N) and OK Buttons: These buttons are used to
make selections within the menu system and to operate the tuner.
Light: Press to illuminate the buttons on the remote. Press it again to turn
the back light off, or wait 10 seconds after the last button press for the light
to turn off on its own.
Disc Menu: While a DVD is playing, press the DVD Source Selector, then this
button, to display the disc’s menu.
Soft Keys: These buttons are used to select sources A, B, C and D (see note
on page 11), or for other functions with some source devices. See Table A14
in the Advanced Functions Manual for details. They are also used with a
Teletext-capable television if your broadcast, cable or satellite provider offers
Teletext service.
Volume Control: Press to raise or lower the volume.
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
Channel/Page Control: When the tuner has been selected, this control
changes the station. When using The Bridge II or a USB drive, this control
allows you to scroll a page at a time through a long list of content. While
operating a cable, satellite or HDTV set-top box or a television, press these
buttons to change channels.
Transport Controls: These buttons are used to control source playback.
Record Button: Use this button to make recordings when an audio or
video recorder is in use.
AVR Settings/Remote Menu Button: Press to display the AVR’s Main
Menu, or to switch the remote to AVR device mode. Press and hold for 3
seconds to access the menu for the remote control. The menu commands and
options will appear in the LCD Display.
The functions are: program the codes for a device, learn codes for an
individual key, change the device type of a selector, program an activity
(macro), program punch-through functions for channel control or transport
control, rename a device or a key’s function, change the brightness of the
back light, reset the remote to its factory-default status, or exit the remote
menu. See the Initial Setup section for details on programming the remote,
and see the Advanced Functions Manual for further information.
Info Settings Button: Press to display the AVR’s Info Menu, which
contains the settings for the current source.
Source Settings Button: Press a Source Selector and then this button to
display a source device’s settings menu.
Sleep Settings Button: Press to activate the sleep timer, which turns
off the receiver after a programmed period of time of up to 90 minutes.
Each press decreases the timer by 10 minutes, ending with the “Sleep Off”
message.
Zone Selector: Use this switch to select whether AVR commands will
affect the main listening area (Zone 1) or the remote zone of a multizone
system (Zone 2). For normal operation, leave the switch in the Zone 1
position.
Zone 2 Remote Control
The Zone 2 remote control is used in the remote zone of a multizone system
with an IR receiver connected to the Zone 2 IR Input or an A-BUS device. It
may be used to control the power, volume and mute functions or to select
a source input for the remote zone, and to control a Harman Kardon source
connected to one of the AVR’s Remote IR Outputs or the A-BUS IR Output.
The Zone 2 remote may also be used in the main listening room to directly
control the AVR 760/AVR 660 and Harman Kardon DVD, CD or tape players.
When the Zone Selector is pressed to switch the remote to Zone 1 mode (the
Zone Indicator will turn green), the power, volume and mute controls will
only affect the main listening area. To control operation for the remote zone,
press the Zone Selector so that the Zone Indicator turns red.
The Zone 2 remote requires two AAA batteries (included) that are installed
in the battery compartment on the back of the remote. Make sure to observe
proper polarity by matching the + and – symbols on the batteries to the
symbols printed inside the compartment.
The following explanations describe the buttons that are not similar in
function to the main remote control, or are found on the Zone 2 remote
control only. For explanations of all other Zone 2 remote control functions,
see the descriptions above that cover functions that are common to the two
Remote Controls as well as functions available on the Main Remote Control
only.
Power: Press to turn the AVR 760/AVR 660 on or off. The AVR also turns
on its multizone system automatically when any of the Input Selectors is
pressed, even if the AVR itself is in Standby mode. When in the main listening
room, press any Input Selector or the AVR Selector to turn on the AVR 760/
AVR 660.
Zone Selector and Zone Indicator: Each press of the Zone Selector
determines whether the AVR commands will affect the main listening area
(Zone 1) or the remote zone (Zone 2). The Zone Indicator will turn green when
Zone 1 has been selected, and red for Zone 2. The Zone Indicator will also light
briefly whenever any button is pressed.
Instructions for users on removal and
disposal of used batteries.
Specification of included battery types.
The batteries included with your equipment may be Alkaline, Carbon Zinc/
Manganese or Lithium (button cells) type. All types should be disposed of
according to the above instructions.
These symbols shown on the product, the packaging or in the manual or
separate information sheet mean that the product itself, as well as the
batteries included or built into the product, should never be thrown away
with general household waste. Take them to suitable collection points, where
proper treatment, recycling and recovery take place, in accordance with
national or local legislation, or European Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/
EC.
To remove the batteries from your equipment or remote control, reverse the
procedure described for inserting batteries in the Owners Manual.
For products with a built-in battery that lasts for the lifetime of the product,
removal may not be possible for the user. In this case, recycling or recovery
centers handle the dismantling of the product and the removal of the
battery. If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to replace such a battery, this
procedure must be performed by authorized service centers.
Correct handling of the product and batteries to be disposed of helps to
save resources and prevents possible negative effects on the environment or
human health.
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ENGLISH
Mute Button: Press to mute the AVR 760/AVR 660’s speaker and
headphone outputs. To end the muting, press this button, adjust the volume,
or turn off the receiver.
INTRODUCTION TO HOME THEATER
This introductory section will help you to familiarize yourself with some basic
concepts unique to multichannel surround sound receivers, which will make
setup and operation smoother.
Typical Home Theater System
A home theater typically includes an audio/video receiver, which controls the
system; a disc player; a source component for television broadcasts (cable
box, satellite dish receiver, HDTV tuner or antenna connected to the TV); a
video display (television); and loudspeakers.
Multichannel Audio
The main benefit of a home theater system is the placement of loudspeakers
around the room to produce “surround sound.” Surround sound immerses you
in the presentation for increased realism.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 may have up to seven speakers connected directly
to it (plus up to two subwoofers). Each main speaker is powered by its own
amplifier channel inside the receiver. A system with more than two speakers
is called a multichannel system.
•• Front Left and Right – The main speakers are used as in a 2-channel
system. In many surround modes, these speakers are secondary, while the
main action, especially dialogue, is moved to the center speaker.
•• Center – The center speaker is used for dialogue in movies and
television programs, allowing the dialogue to originate near the actors’
faces, for a more natural sound.
•• Surround Left and Right – The surround speakers improve
directionality of ambient sounds. In addition, more loudspeakers play
dynamic soundtracks without risk of overloading any one speaker.
•• Surround Back Left and Right – Additional surround speakers
may be placed behind the listening position, improving the precision of
ambient sounds and allowing for more realistic pans.
The surround back speakers are used with surround modes designed for
7.1-channel systems, such as Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS-ES (Discrete and Matrix), DTS-HD High Resolution Audio,
DTS-HD Master Audio and Logic 7 (7.1 and 7.2 modes). The surround back
speakers are optional, and the AVR 760/AVR 660 may be set up with a
5.1- or 5.2-channel system in the main listening area, and the surround
back channels reassigned to a multizone system, where the surround back
channels power loudspeakers located in another room.
Many people expect the surround speakers to play as loudly as the front
speakers. Although all of the speakers in the system will be calibrated to
sound equally loud at the listening position, most artists use the surround
speakers for ambient effects only, and they program their materials to
steer very little sound to these speakers.
•• Subwoofer – A subwoofer is designed to play only the lowest
frequencies (the bass). It augments smaller, limited-range satellite
speakers used for the other channels. Many digital-format programs,
such as movies recorded in Dolby Digital, contain a low-frequency effects
(LFE) channel which is directed to the subwoofer. The LFE channel packs
the punch of a rumbling train or airplane, or the power of an explosion,
adding realism and excitement to your home theater. Some people use
two subwoofers, for additional power and even distribution of the sound.
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Surround Modes
There are different theories as to the best way to present surround sound and
to distribute information to the speakers. A variety of algorithms have been
developed in an effort to reproduce the way we hear sounds in the real world,
resulting in a rich variety of options.
Several companies have taken surround sound in different directions:
•• Dolby Laboratories – Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital,
Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby
Headphone
•• DTS – DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS,
DTS-ES (Discrete and Matrix), DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24
•• Harman International (the Harman Kardon parent
company) – Logic 7
•• Stereo Modes – Generic modes that expand upon conventional
2-channel stereo, including 5- and 7-channel stereo
Table A13 in the Advanced Functions Manual contains detailed explanations
of the mode groups and the mode options available within each group.
Digital modes, such as Dolby Digital and DTS, are only available with specially
encoded programs, such as HDTV, Blu-ray Disc media and digital cable or
satellite television. Other modes may be used with digital and analog signals
to create a different surround presentation, or to use a different number of
speakers. Surround Mode selection depends upon the number of speakers in
your system, the materials you are watching or listening to, and your personal
tastes.
CONNECTIONS
Table 1 – Connection Color Guide
Audio Connections
Front (FL/FR)
Left
White
Right
Red
Center (C)
Surround (SL/SR)
Surround Back (SBL/SBR)
Green
Blue
Gray
Brown
Tan
Subwoofer (SUB)
Purple
Subwoofer
The subwoofer is dedicated to the low frequencies (bass), which require
more power. To obtain the best results, most speaker manufacturers offer
powered subwoofers that contain their own amplifier. Usually, a line-level
(nonamplified) connection is made from the receiver’s Subwoofer Output to
a corresponding jack on the subwoofer, as shown in Figure 3. The AVR 760
offers the option of connecting two subwoofers to independent outputs,
which enables the EzSet/EQ II process to configure each subwoofer precisely
to account for its unique characteristics and placement within the room.
Although the purple subwoofer outputs look similar to full-range analog
audio jacks, they are filtered to allow only the low frequencies to pass. Don’t
connect these outputs to any other devices.
Digital Audio Connections
Orange
Coaxial
Optical
Input
Output
Preout
Video Connections
Component
Y Green Pb Blue Pr Red
Composite
Yellow
S-Video
HDMI™ Connections (digital audio/video)
Subwoofer
Figure 3 – Subwoofer
Connecting Source Devices
to the AVR
Speaker Connections
Audio and video signals originate in “source devices,” including your Blu-ray
Disc or DVD player, CD player, DVR (digital video recorder) or other recorder,
tape deck, game console, cable or satellite television box, MP3 player, USB
drive or network device. The AVR’s tuner also counts as a source, even though
no external connections are needed, other than the FM and AM antennas.
Speaker cables carry an amplified signal from the receiver’s speaker terminals
to each loudspeaker. They contain two wire conductors, or leads, inside plastic
insulation, that are differentiated in some way, such as with colors or stripes.
Separate connections are required for the audio and video portions of the
signal, except for digital HDMI connections. The types of connections used
depend upon the capabilities of the source device and video display.
HDMI
Figure 1
The differentiation preserves polarity, without which low-frequency
performance can suffer. Each speaker is connected to the receiver’s speakeroutput terminals using two wires, one positive (+) and one negative (–).
Always connect the positive terminal on the speaker, which is usually colored
red, to the positive terminal on the receiver, which is colored as indicated in
the Connection Color Guide above (Table 1). The negative terminals are both
black.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 uses binding-post speaker terminals that can accept
bare-wire cables.
Bare wire cables are installed as follows (see Figure 2):
1. Unscrew the terminal cap until the pass-through hole is revealed.
2. Insert the bare end of the wire into the hole.
3. Hand-tighten the cap until the wire is held snugly.
Audio Connections
There are two types of audio connections: digital and analog. Digital audio
signals are required for listening to sources encoded with digital surround
modes, such as Dolby Digital and DTS, or for noncompressed PCM digital
audio. There are three types of digital audio connections: HDMI, coaxial and
optical. Do not use more than one type of digital audio connection for each
source device. However, it’s okay to make both analog and digital audio
connections to the same source.
NOTE: HDMI signals may carry both audio and video. If your video display
device has an HDMI input, make a single HDMI connection from each
source device to the AVR. Usually, a separate digital audio connection is not
required. Turn the volume on your television all the way down.
Figure 2 – Binding-Post Speaker Terminals With Bare Wires
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There are different types of audio and video connections used to connect
the receiver, the speakers, the video display, and the source devices. The
Consumer Electronics Association has established the CEA® color-coding
standard. See Table 1.
CONNECTIONS
Digital Audio
Analog Audio
The AVR 760/AVR 660 is equipped with four HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) inputs, and one output. HDMI technology enables
digital audio and video information to be carried using a single cable,
delivering the highest quality picture and sound.
Analog connections require two cables, one for the left channel (white) and
one for the right channel (red). These two cables are often attached to each
other. See Figure 7.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 uses HDMI (V.1.3a with Deep Color) technology and
is capable of processing both the audio and video components of the HDMI
data, minimizing the number of cable connections in your system. The
AVR 760/AVR 660 implements Deep Color, which increases by an order of
magnitude the shades of color that can be displayed, and the latest lossless
multichannel audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master
Audio.
NOTE: Some DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD players only
output multichannel audio through their multichannel analog outputs.
Make a separate analog audio connection in addition to the HDMI
connection, which is still used for video and to listen to Dolby Digital, DTS
or PCM materials that may be stored on the disc.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 converts analog video signals to the HDMI format,
including its on-screen menus, upscaling to high-definition 1080p resolution.
The HDMI connector is shaped for easy plug-in (see Figure 4). If your video
display has a DVI input and is HDCP-compliant, use an HDMI-to-DVI adapter
(not included). A separate audio connection is required. HDMI cable runs are
limited to about 3 meter.
For sources that are capable of both digital and analog audio, you may make
both connections.
The analog audio connection is required for multizone operation, as the
AVR 760/AVR 660’s multizone system is not capable of converting a digital
signal to analog format. Use the analog audio connections even with the
Surround Back/Zone 2 speaker outputs, in case another 2-channel digital
audio source is in use in the main listening area. The AVR 760/AVR 660 is only
capable of processing one PCM source at a time.
You may only record materials from DVDs or other copy-protected sources
using analog connections. Remember to comply with all copyright laws, if
you choose to make a copy for your own personal use.
Coaxial digital audio jacks are usually color-coded in orange. Although they
look similar to analog jacks, you should not connect coaxial digital audio
outputs to analog inputs or vice versa. See Figure 5.
Coaxial digital
audio cable
Coaxial
Figure 5 – Coaxial Digital Audio
Optical digital audio connectors are normally covered by a shutter to protect
them from dust. The shutter opens as the cable is inserted. Input connectors
are color-coded using a black shutter, while outputs use a gray shutter. See
Figure 6.
Optical digital
audio cable
Figure 6 – Optical Digital Audio
Optical
Multichannel analog connections are used with high-definition sources that
decode the copy-protected digital content, such as some DVD-Audio, SACD,
Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD players. See Figure 8. The multichannel analog
audio connection is not required for players compliant with HDMI version 1.1
or better, or that output linear PCM signals via an HDMI connection. Consult
the owner’s guide for your disc player for more information.
Multichannel
analog audio
cable (RCA)
Front
Surround
Center
White
Blue
Green
Subwoofer
Gray
Purple
Red
Figure 8 – Multichannel Analog Audio
The AVR 760/AVR 660 also includes a proprietary, dedicated audio connection
for The Bridge II docking station for iPod. If you own a docking iPod (most
models, 4G or later), connect The Bridge II (included) to The Bridge II port on
the receiver. See Figure 9. Dock your iPod (not included) in The Bridge II, and
you may listen to your audio materials through your high-performance audio
system. You may view still images or video materials stored on a photo- or
video-capable iPod that supports video browsing. Use the AVR 760/AVR 660
remote to control the iPod, with navigation messages displayed on the front
panel and on a video display connected to the AVR. The Bridge II outputs
analog audio to the AVR 760/AVR 660, and is available to the multiroom
system.
THE BRIDGE
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R
Figure 7 – Analog Audio
Figure 4 – HDMI Connection
If your video display or source device is not HDMI-capable, use one of the
analog video connections (composite, S- or component video) and a separate
audio connection.
L
Analog audio
cable (RCA)
Figure 9 – The Bridge II port
CONNECTIONS
Video Connections
Antennas
Many sources output both audio and video signals (e.g., Blu-ray Disc or DVD
player, cable television box, HDTV tuner, satellite box, VCR, DVR). In addition
to the audio connection, make one type of video connection for each of these
sources (only one at a time for any source).
The AVR 760/AVR 660 uses separate terminals for the included FM and AM
antennas.
The FM antenna uses a 75-ohm F-connector. See Figure 13.
Digital Video
Analog Video
There are three types of analog video connections: composite video, S-video
and component video.
Figure 13 – FM Antenna
The AM loop antenna needs to be assembled. Connect the two leads to the
spring terminals on the receiver. The AM antenna leads have no polarity, and
you may connect them to either terminal. See Figure 14.
Composite video is the basic connection most commonly available. The jack is
usually color-coded yellow, and looks like an analog audio jack. Do not plug
a composite video cable into an analog or coaxial digital audio jack, or vice
versa. Both the chrominance (color) and luminance (intensity) components of
the video signal are transmitted using a single cable. See Figure 10.
Composite
video cable
Figure 14 – AM Antenna
Figure 10 – Composite Video
S-video, or “separate” video, transmits the chrominance and luminance
components using separate wires contained within a single cable. The plug
on an S-video cable contains four metal pins, plus a plastic guide pin. Align
the plug correctly when you insert it into the jack. See Figure 11.
S-video cable
RS-232 Serial Port
The RS-232 serial port may be connected to an external computer or control
device to allow the external device to transmit control commands to the
AVR. The port is bidirectional, so that the AVR can transmit status updates to
the control device. Connecting and using the RS-232 port requires technical
knowledge, and is best left to a professional custom installer.
Figure 11 – S-Video
Component video separates the video signal into three components – one
luminance (“Y”) and two sub-sampled color signals (“Pb” and “Pr”) – that are
transmitted using three separate cables. See Figure 12.
Y Green
Component
video cable
Pb Blue
Pr Red
Figure 12 – Component Video
If it’s available on your video display, an HDMI connection is recommended as
the best quality connection, followed by component video, S-video and then
composite video.
NOTES:
•• Copy-protected sources are not available at the Component Video
Monitor Outputs.
•• Standard and high-definition analog video signals may be upscaled
to 1080i resolution for the Component Video Monitor Outputs. For
improved video performance, consider upgrading to an HDMI-capable
video display with 1080p resolution.
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If you have already connected a source device to one of the HDMI inputs, you
have automatically made a video connection, as the HDMI signal includes
both digital audio and video components.
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
Optimally, the speakers should be placed in a circle with the listening position
at its center. The speakers should be angled so that they directly face the
listening position.
Green
Purple
White
Front Speaker Placement
SUB 1
Place the front left/right and center speakers at the same height, preferably
at about the same height as the listener’s ears. The center speaker should be
no more than approx. 60 cm above or below the left/right speakers. If you’re
using only two speakers with the AVR 760/AVR 660, place them in the front
left and right positions.
30°
90°
Purple
FR Red
FL
The center speaker is placed either on top of, below or mounted on the wall
above or below the video display screen.
The front left and right speakers are placed along the circle, about 30 degrees
from the center speaker and angled toward the listener.
SUB 2
C
150°
30°
150°
90°
SL
SR
Blue
Gray
Placement of the surround speakers depends on the number of speakers in
your system.
Brown
Green
Purple
White
SUB 1
SUB 2
C
Purple (Optional)
30°
110°
150°
150°
SL
SR
Blue
Gray
Alternate placement for Side Surround
Left Speaker (Blue)
Alternate placement for Side Surround
Right Speaker (Gray)
Figure 15 – Speaker Placement (5.1- or 5.2-Channel System)
Placement of Surround Speakers in a
5.1- or 5.2-Channel System
The side surround speakers should be placed 110 degrees from the center
speaker, slightly behind and angled toward the listener. Alternatively, place
them behind the listener, with each surround speaker facing the oppositeside front speaker. See Figure 15. The surround speakers may be placed a little
higher than the listener’s ears.
Placement of Surround Speakers in a
7.1- or 7.2-Channel System
In a 7.1- or 7.2-channel system, the side surround speakers are placed 90
degrees from the center speaker, directly to either side of the listening
position. The surround back left and right speakers are placed 150 degrees
from the center speaker, or directly facing the opposite-side front speaker.
See Figure 16.
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Tan
NOTE: Some speaker manufacturers offer 6.1-channel speaker systems,
for 6.1-channel surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES
Discrete and Matrix modes and DTS Neo:6 mode. Using the AVR 760/
AVR 660 in a 6.1-channel configuration is not recommended. The
6.1-channel formats will sound better when played through a 7.1-channel
system. The same surround back channel information is played through
both surround back speakers, but with twice the power and clarity.
30°
110°
SBR
Figure 16 – Speaker Placement (7.1- or 7.2-Channel System)
FR Red
FL
SBL
To use the AVR 760/AVR 660 with a 6.1-channel speaker system, place
the single surround back speaker directly behind the listener, but do
not connect it until after you have run the EzSet/EQ II procedure for a
5.1-channel system. After the EzSet/EQ II process finishes, connect the
surround back speaker to the Surround Back Left Speaker Output. Then
follow the directions in the Advanced Functions Manual for manual setup
of the surround back speaker.
Subwoofer Placement
Placement of the subwoofers is less critical, since low-frequency sounds are
omnidirectional. Placing each subwoofer close to a wall or in a corner will
reinforce the low frequencies, and may create a “boomy” sound. Temporarily
place one subwoofer where the listener normally sits, then walk around the
room until the low frequencies sound best. Place the subwoofer in that spot.
To place the optional second subwoofer, you may continue this method for
finding a second optimal location, or place each subwoofer near the front left
and right speakers, as shown in the diagrams (AVR 660 permits use of one
subwoofer, AVR 760 two subwoofers).
NOTE: Your receiver will sound its best when the same model or brand
loudspeaker is used for all positions.
GETTING STARTED
Although the rear-panel jacks allow for a variety of audio and video
connections to other components, the AVR’s software organizes the
connections into 10 conventional sources: CBL/SAT, DVD, TV, Game, Media
Server, AUX, A, B, C and D. The internal sources (the tuner, The Bridge II dock
for iPod, the USB Port, the Internet Radio and the Network) will be explained
later.
Table A1 in the appendix indicates the default device types for each source,
and the default audio/video connection assignments. If the defaults suit
your system, then connect your devices to the audio/video inputs shown.
Otherwise, design your system as explained below.
1. Best video connection type for your system: Examine the video
inputs on your TV or video display. Write down the best available video
connection type here: ____________.
The options, in order of preference, are: HDMI, DVI (must be HDCPcompliant), component video, S-video or composite video. This is the
“system-best” video connection for your system.
2. Decide which source will be used for each device: Match up to
10 devices to the 10 conventional sources listed in the Table 2 worksheet
below. Use the AUX source for any of these device types: CD player, HDTV
set-top box, personal video recorder (PVR), TiVo device or VCR. The A, B,
C and D sources were added to the AVR 760/AVR 660 to enable you to
benefit from the wide variety of audio and video inputs available, and
these sources may be used for any device type.
3. Best video connection for each source: Examine each source device
and write down the best available type of video connection, but not
better than the system-best connection. Leave blank audio-only sources,
such as a CD player.
4. Best audio connection for each source: For each source device,
write down the best available type of audio connection. See the note
below, and if the HDMI connection may be used for audio, it is the best
option. The other options, in order of preference, are: optical digital
audio, coaxial digital audio, 2-channel analog audio.
NOTES:
•• For multichannel disc players, if both the device and the TV use HDMI
connections for video, then check the owner’s manual for the device to
determine whether it transmits multichannel audio via its HDMI output.
If it does, then no separate audio connection is required. If not, write
down the multichannel analog audio connection in addition to any
other audio type.
•• If the device uses an HDCP-compliant DVI output for video, then connect
it to one of the AVR’s HDMI Inputs using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, but a
separate audio connection will always be required.
NOTE: You may match any device type to any source. The device type is
only relevant for programming control codes into the handheld remote
and, as explained on page 25, you may reassign any Source Selector’s
device type. Any audio or video source may be connected to any matching
jack on the AVR, regardless of device type.
Table 2 – Source Assignment Worksheet
Source
Device Type
Best Video
Connection
(HDMI, DVI,
Component,
S-Video,
Composite)
Video Input
Assigned
Second
Composite
Video Input
for Multizone
Operation
Best Audio
Connection
(HDMI, Optical,
Coaxial, 2-Ch
Analog, 6-/8-Ch
Analog)
Audio Input
Assigned (may
be one digital
plus one or more
analog)
Analog Audio
Input for
Recording or
Multizone
Operation
Cable/SAT
DVD
TV
Game
Media Server
AUX
A
B
C
D
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ENGLISH
Installing the AVR 760/AVR 660 and connecting it to the other system
components can be complex. To simplify installation, it is suggested that you
design your system before you begin connecting wires and cables.
GETTING STARTED
5. Decide which sources to connect to each of the video inputs:
Assign only one unique video input to each source, except that you may
add a composite video connection to make the source’s video signal
available to the multizone system. Use the best type of video connection
available for each source.
•• If your system-best video connection is “HDMI”, select up to four HDMI
source devices and assign them to one of the four numbered HDMI
Inputs.
•• If your system-best video connection is “Component”, or if you have
source devices with component video outputs that weren’t assigned to
one of the HDMI Inputs, assign up to three devices to one of the three
numbered Component Video Inputs.
6. Decide which audio inputs to connect to each source: Assign
only one unique digital audio input to each digital source. Assign analog
audio inputs to analog sources, or as secondary connections for digital
sources for backup, for recording or to make the source available to the
multizone system.
•• Any source using an HDMI Input requires no additional connection for
audio unless:
♦♦ The source doesn’t output multichannel audio through its HDMI
output. Make a second connection to the 6-/8-Channel Analog
Audio Inputs.
♦♦ The source has an HDCP-compliant DVI output for video only.
Assign a digital or analog audio input.
•• If your system-best video connection is “S-video”, or if you have source
devices with S-video outputs that have not been assigned to an HDMI
or Component Video Input, then assign up to three devices to one of
the three numbered S-video Inputs.
•• For any source whose best audio connection is optical or coaxial digital
audio, assign one of the four Optical or four Coaxial Digital Audio
Inputs. Do not connect both types of digital audio to the same source
device.
•• If your system-best video connection is “Composite Video”, or if you
have source devices with composite video outputs that have not been
assigned to any other video input, then assign up to three devices to
one of the three numbered composite video Inputs.
•• You may assign one of the 2-Channel Analog Audio Inputs to a digital
source.
NOTE: If the source device is a video recorder that will be used to record
from other devices connected to the AVR, assign the recorder to the
Composite or S-Video Video 2 Input, which has a recording output. Any of
the Coaxial or Optical Digital Inputs may be assigned to the recorder for
audio, if it is capable of making digital audio recordings. To make analog
recordings, assign either the Analog 3 or 4 Audio Inputs to the recorder, as
both have recording outputs. It is not necessary to connect TiVo or Video
Recorder devices that will only record from their direct cable or satellite
television signals to the AVR’s recording outputs.
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•• You may also assign the 6-/8-Channel Analog Audio Inputs, if
available, to a digital source.
•• Assign one of the six 2-channel Analog Audio Inputs to an analog
source.
NOTE: If the source device is a digital audio recorder, it may be used with
any of the Coaxial or Optical Digital Audio Inputs and Outputs. Both coaxial
and optical signals are available at either digital audio output. To make
analog recordings, assign either the Analog 3 or 4 Audio Inputs to the
recorder, as both have recording outputs.
INSTALLATION
The receiver generates heat. Select a location that leaves several centimeters
of space on all sides. Avoid completely enclosing the receiver inside an
unventilated cabinet. Place components on separate shelves rather than
stacking them directly on top of the receiver. Never block the AVR’s ventilation
slots on the top and side panels. Doing so could cause the AVR to overheat, with
potentially serious consequences. Some shelf surface finishes are delicate. Try
to select a location with a sturdy surface finish.
STEP FIVE – Connect FM Antenna
Connect the included FM antenna to the 75-ohm FM antenna terminal.
STEP SIX – Connect AM Antenna
Assemble the included AM antenna (see Figure 17) and connect it to the AM
and Ground antenna terminals. The antenna is not polarized, and either lead
may be connected to either terminal.
ENGLISH
You are now ready to begin installing the AVR. Before beginning to connect
the various components to the receiver, turn off all devices, including the
AVR 760/AVR 660, and unplug their power cords. Don’t plug in any of the
power cords until you have finished making all of your connections.
Maintain at least 7 cm of free space behind the receiver for free airflow to the
fan.
Almost all of the following installation steps are optional, depending on your
system. Skip any step that does not apply to your system.
STEP ONE – Connect Source Devices
Leaving all AC power cords unplugged, connect the source devices to the AVR
using the audio and video inputs you assigned in Table 2.
STEP TWO – Connect TV
Connect the system-best video input on the TV to the corresponding video
monitor output on the AVR.
STEP THREE – Connect Loudspeakers
After you have placed your loudspeakers in the room as explained on page
18, connect each speaker to its color-coded terminal on the AVR. Maintain
proper polarity by connecting the negative terminal on the speaker (usually
colored black) to the negative terminal on the AVR (also colored black); and
the positive terminal on the speaker (usually red) to the positive terminal on
the AVR (color varies by channel; see Table 1 on page 15).
If you have a subwoofer, connect its line-level or LFE input to the purple
Subwoofer 1 Output. An optional second subwoofer may be connected to the
Subwoofer 2 Output.
NOTE: If the subwoofer only has speaker-level inputs, after you have
configured the AVR using EzSet/EQ II technology as described on page
26, connect the subwoofer’s left and right speaker input terminals to the
AVR’s Front Left and Front Right Speaker Outputs, then connect the front
left and right main speakers to the subwoofer’s left and right speaker
output terminals. Consult the owner’s manual for the subwoofer for specific
installation instructions.
STEP FOUR – Connect
Dock
To enjoy content stored on a compatible iPod (not included), connect The
Bridge II dock (included) to its proprietary connector.
Figure 17 – AM Antenna Assembly
STEP SEVEN – Not active for AVR 760/AVR 660
STEP EIGHT – Connect USB Device
To play MP3 or WMA audio files or JPEG still-image files stored on a USB
storage device, connect the device to the front-panel USB Port, using a cable
or connector that is attached to the device or provided by you.
STEP NINE – Connect AVR to Internet
To use the AVR’s internal Internet Radio tuner to listen to MP3 or WMA audio
streams, connect the Network Jack to the Ethernet port on a router or modem
that has Internet access, a home network, or directly to a PC. You may need
to contact your Internet service provider (ISP), or the manufacturer of your
router, to obtain the information necessary to set up the network connection.
See pages 33 and 34.
STEP TEN – Connect Remote IR Inputs and
Outputs
The AVR 760/AVR 660 is equipped with a Remote IR Input, a Zone 2 Input
and both full-carrier and stripped Remote IR Outputs to facilitate use of your
system with a remote control in a variety of situations.
When the AVR 760/AVR 660 is placed inside a cabinet or facing away from the
listener, connect an external IR receiver, such as the optional Harman Kardon
HE 1000, to the Remote IR Input jack. For multizone operation, connect an
optional IR receiver, keypad or other control device to the Zone 2 IR Input for
remote control of the AVR 760/AVR 660 (and any sources connected to the
AVR’s Remote IR Output) from the remote zone. Signals transmitted through
the Zone 2 IR Input will control source selection and volume for the main or
remote zone, depending on the setting of the remote’s Zone Selector. If a
source device is shared with the main listening area, any control commands
issued to that source will also affect the main room.
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If any source devices are equipped with a compatible Remote IR Input, use
a 1/8-inch mini-plug interconnect cable (not included) to connect the AVR’s
Remote IR Output to the source device’s Remote IR Input.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 outputs a “stripped carrier” IR signal through the
Remote IR Output, but a full-carrier IR signal is available at the Carrier
Remote IR Output. The Carrier Remote IR Output is only available to one
sender at a time, which is assigned in the AVR’s Zone 2 menu. Depending on
whether you select Zone 2, Front or A-BUS, the Carrier Remote IR will only
transmit commands received from the Zone 2 IR Input, the front-panel IR
receiver or the A-BUS system to a device connected to it. This avoids having
conflicting control commands sent to a device from listeners in different areas
of the home.
To control more than one source device through the Remote IR Output,
connect all sources in “daisy chain” fashion, connecting each device’s IR output
to the next device’s IR input, starting with the AVR. Connect devices expecting
a full-carrier IR signal to the Carrier Remote IR Output, and assign the desired
sending zone in the Zone 2 menu. Use the Remote IR Output for devices
expecting a stripped signal.
C. Connect an external amplifier to the Surround Back/Zone
2 Preamp Outputs. This method requires an additional amplifier, but
may increase the total number of remote rooms when used with methods
A and B.
D. Connect an A-BUS hub or other A-BUS components to the
A-BUS port. Use Category 5/5e cable, as described in the instructions
for your A-BUS components. Connect an optional A-BUS power supply
to the A-BUS Power Port on the AVR. The A-BUS system carries the audio
signal to the remote components, while receiving IR control codes. A hub
may distribute audio to many remote rooms. To control source devices
exclusively from the remote A-BUS module, connect the AVR’s Carrier
Remote IR Output to a compatible IR input on the source, and assign the
full-carrier output to the A-BUS system in the AVR’s Zone 2 menu. This
avoids having conflicting control commands sent to a source intended for
the A-BUS system.
IR commands received from the A-BUS system are also distributed to the
AVR’s other IR outputs. Visit the Web site at www.harmankardon.com for
information on available Harman Kardon hubs, the ABH 4 and ABH 4000,
and amplified in-wall modules, the AB 1 and AB 2.
STEP ELEVEN – Install a Multizone System
Connect a Video Display Device or Switcher (AVR 760 only)
The AVR 760/AVR 660 offers several methods of distributing audio to other
areas in your home, and it also features video distribution.
To add video distribution to your multiroom system, connect the Multizone
Video Output either directly to the video display in the remote room or to any
optional video distribution switchers or amplifiers that may be required.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Installing a multizone system typically
requires running cables inside walls. Always comply with the appropriate
safety codes when installing concealed wiring. Failure to do so may present
a safety hazard. If you have any doubt about your ability to work with
electrical and telecommunications wiring, hire a licensed electrician or
custom installer to install the multizone system.
When the system is installed using method B or C below, multizone operation
takes over the Surround Back/ Zone 2 amplifier channels, limiting the system
in the main listening room to 5.2 channels.
Select one or all of these methods for audio distribution:
A. Connect an external amplifier to the Zone 2 Audio
Outputs. It is recommended that you place the amplifier in the same
room as the AVR 760/AVR 660 so that a shorter length of interconnect
cable is used with a long run of speaker wire to the remote room. A
long run of interconnect cable would be subject to signal degradation.
Depending on your amplifier, distribute the audio signal to a single pair of
speakers, or to several pairs placed in different rooms.
The Zone 2 Audio Outputs offer the benefit of 7.2-channel audio in the
main room simultaneously with multizone operation. However, the
benefit is achieved with the expense of an additional component, i.e., the
amplifier.
B. Connect the remote room’s speakers directly to the
Surround Back/Zone 2 Speaker Outputs. Reassign the
Surround Back amplifier channels to power the speakers (see Advanced
Functions Manual).
Your main system will be limited to 5.2 channels, affecting playback of
programs recorded in 6.1 or 7.1 channels.
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NOTES:
•• Only composite video is output to the multizone system.
•• S-video, component or HDMI video sources may not be routed through
the multizone system. Make a second, composite video connection for
the multizone system.
•• When connecting the AVR 760 to the remote room’s video display,
distance limitations may exist for composite video connections.
Although the use of low-loss coax cables may reduce signal loss,
optional distribution amplifiers may occasionally be required when long
cable runs are used.
Connect IR Control Devices to the Zone 2 IR Input
For methods A, B and C, connect an IR control device to the Zone 2 IR Input
for remote-room control of the multizone system, source devices and volume
in the remote zone. An A-BUS system does not require a separate IR control
connection.
NOTE: Only analog audio sources are available to the multizone system.
For digital sources, make a second, analog audio connection. The USB, The
Bridge II and Internet Radio sources are available to the multizone system.
INSTALLATION
Before plugging the AVR into an unswitched electrical outlet, make sure
the Main Power Switch behind the front-panel door is off, to prevent the
possibility of damaging the AVR in case of a transient power surge. When
pressed in, the switch is on. When pressed again to unlatch it, the switch pops
out.
You may plug one device that draws no more than 50 watts into the AC
Switched Accessory Outlet on the rear panel. Turn on the device’s mechanical
or master power switch, and that device will power on any time the AVR 760/
AVR 660 is turned on (some devices may require additional steps to power
on from their standby mode). If the device has a clock or must always be on
(such as a cable set-top box programmed to make recordings), do not plug it
into this outlet.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 is equipped with a detachable power cord, allowing
you to fully wire your system before installing the AVR. Plug the male end of
the cord into an unswitched AC outlet, and the female end into the AVR 760/
AVR 660.
The Advanced Manual available for download from the harman/kardon web
site contains a Table A5 designed for you to enter the information from Table
2 for future reference.
STEP THIRTEEN – Insert Batteries in Remote
The AVR 760/AVR 660 remote control uses four AAA batteries (included).
To remove the battery cover located on the back of the remote, squeeze the
tab and lift the cover.
Insert the batteries as shown in Figure 18, observing the correct polarity.
STEP FOURTEEN – Program Sources Into the
Remote
The AVR 760/AVR 660 remote may be programmed to control many brands
and models of DVD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers, the Harman
Kardon DMC 1000 digital media center and TVs. It is also preprogrammed to
operate your iPod when docked in The Bridge II.
To access the functions for a particular device, switch the remote’s device
mode. Press the AVR Settings Button to access the codes that control the
receiver, or the Source Selector Buttons to access the codes for the devices
programmed into the remote.
To program the codes for a source device into the remote:
1. Turn on the source device.
2. Access the remote’s menu system by pressing and holding the AVR
Settings Button for 3 seconds, until the “Main Menu” and “Program
Device” messages appear in the LCD Display.
3. Press the OK Button to select the Program Device function.
4. Use the KL Buttons to select the Source Selector (or device) to program,
and press the OK Button when the desired device appears on the lower
line of the LCD Display.
5. For two of the Source Selectors and for sources A, B, C and D, the next step
requires you to specify the device type. For the other Source Selectors,
proceed to step 6.
•• Cable/SAT: Use the KL Buttons to select either a cable television
or satellite television set-top box, and press the OK Button.
•• AUX: Use the KL Buttons to select a CD player, HDTV set-top box,
PVD (personal video device, such as a DVR), TiVo system or VCR. Press
the OK Button when the desired device appears.
•• A, B, C, D: Select any desired device type.
Figure 18 – Remote Battery Compartment
Point the remote’s lens toward the front panel of the AVR 760/AVR 660.
Make sure no objects, such as furniture, are blocking the remote’s path to
the receiver. Bright lights, fluorescent lights and plasma video displays may
interfere with the remote’s functioning. The remote has a range of about 7
meter, depending on the lighting conditions. It may be used at an angle of up
to 30 degrees to either side of the AVR.
Leave the Zone Selector Switch at the bottom in the Zone 1 position for
normal use.
If the remote seems to operate intermittently, or if pressing a button on the
remote does not cause the AVR Settings Button or one of the Source Selectors
to light, check or replace the batteries.
6. Select whether to program the device manually or use the remote’s Auto
Search capability. Manual programming simply requires you to select the
brand name of your device and try a handful of possible codes. There is no
need to look up numeric codes; the AVR 760/AVR 660 does the work for
you. It is recommended that you select Manual programming first.
•• Manual Programming: Use the KL Buttons to scroll through
the list of brands for which the remote has codes stored in its library.
When your brand appears on the lower line, press the OK Button.
The remote will look up the brand in its library and display the number
of codes available. Press the “1” Alphanumeric Key first. The remote
will transmit the Power Off command associated with the first code
set to the device. If the device turns off, then a compatible code set has
been found. Press the OK Button to accept it.
If the device remains powered on, press the “2” Alphanumeric Key.
Proceed in this fashion until either a compatible code set is found, or
you run out of codes for that brand.
If you run out of codes, press the Back/Exit Button to end the process,
and repeat steps 2 through 5. At step 6, select Auto and follow the
instructions in the next bullet.
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STEP TWELVE – Plug in AC Power Cords
INSTALLATION
•• Auto Programming: Wait for the remote to retrieve its entire
library of codes for the device type. You will have to press the KL
Buttons to transmit every code for the device type until a compatible
code set is found.
1. When a compatible code set is found, press the OK Button to
program it into the Source Selector.
2. Check that other functions control the device correctly. Sometimes
manufacturers use the same Power code for several models, while
other codes vary. Repeat this process until you’ve programmed a
satisfactory code set that operates most functions.
To change the device type of a Source
Selector:
If your system includes two products of one device type but no product
corresponding to a different Source Selector, you may program one product
into its corresponding Source Selector, and change another Source Selector’s
device type to program the second product by following this procedure:
1. Access the remote’s menu system by pressing and holding the AVR
Settings Button for 3 seconds, until the “Main Menu” and “Program
Device” messages appear in the LCD Display.
2. Use the KL Buttons to select “Change Device Type” from the remote’s
main menu, and press the OK Button.
3. Use the KL Buttons to select the Source Selector whose device type you
wish to change, and press the OK Button. Your selection will appear on
the left side of the lower line, while the choice of new device types will
appear on the right side.
4. Use the KL Buttons to select the new device type you wish to assign to
the Source Selector, and press the OK Button.
5. Program your product into the Source Selector by choosing the brand,
then searching for a compatible code set, as described in the preceding
section. If you allow the remote to “time out”, then the device type
reassignment will not take effect.
To “learn” individual key codes:
If some functions do not work correctly, you may reprogram individual keys
from the device’s original remote by following this procedure:
1. Place the two remotes with their IR transmitters facing each other, about
one inch apart. See Figure 19.
Figure 19 – AVR and Device Remotes “Head to Head”
2. Access the remote’s menu system by pressing and holding the AVR
Settings Button for 3 seconds, until the “Main Menu” and “Program
Device” messages appear in the LCD Display.
3. Use the KL Buttons to select “Learn” from the remote’s main menu, and
press the OK Button.
4. When the “Learn Menu” message appears in the upper line of the LCD
Display, make sure the “Learn” message appears in the lower line (not
“Learn Delete”), and press the OK Button.
5. Use the KL Buttons to select the device you wish to learn a code for,
and press the OK Button.
6. Press the destination button, and the menu will prompt you to press the
key on the original remote whose code you wish to program into the
destination button. You may learn a new code into the following buttons:
Device Power On/Off, Alphanumeric Keys, Last Button, Back/Exit Button,
Menu Button, Navigation Buttons, OK Button, Disc Menu Button, the four
Soft Keys, Channel Up/Down, Volume Up/Down, Mute and the Transport
Controls (including Record).
NOTE: If you press the wrong destination button and wish to cancel the
learning process, you must wait about 30 seconds for the remote to “time
out”. It will exit its program mode and return to normal operation, and you
may begin again. Pressing another button will have no effect.
7. Press the key on the original remote, and if the code was learned correctly,
the Navigation and OK Buttons will light up. The Learn Menu will prompt
you to learn another key, rename the key just learned or exit Learn mode.
Use the KL Buttons to make your selection, and press the OK Button.
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To delete a programmed or learned code:
STEP FIFTEEN – Turn On the AVR 760/AVR 660
1. Access the remote’s menu system by pressing and holding the AVR
Settings Button for 3 seconds, until the “Main Menu” and “Program
Device” messages appear in the LCD Display.
Two steps are required the first time you turn on the AVR 760/AVR 660.
3. When the “Learn Menu” message appears in the upper line of the LCD
Display, scroll to the “Learn Delete” option, and press the OK Button.
4. The Learn Delete menu offers the options of deleting a single learned key
code, an entire device or all devices. Scroll to the desired option and press
the OK Button.
•• To delete an individual key code, the remote will first prompt you to
select the device containing the key code, then prompt you to press
the key. It will confirm the deletion, then offer you the opportunity to
delete another learned key or exit the delete key function.
2. There are several ways to turn on the AVR from Standby mode.
a) Press the Standby/On Switch on the front panel.
b) Using the remote, press the AVR Power On Button or any of the Source
Selectors.
NOTES:
•• To delete an entire device, the remote will prompt you to select the
device. When you scroll to the device and press the OK Button, the
remote will confirm the deletion and exit its programming mode,
returning to normal operation.
•• Any time you press one of the Source Selectors on the remote, the
remote will switch device modes. To control the receiver, press the AVR
Settings Button. Some AVR functions are available in all device modes:
Volume Controls (including Mute), Audio Effects, Video Modes, Surround
Modes, AVR Settings, Info Settings, Sleep Settings and AVR Power On
and Off.
•• To delete all devices, wait a few moments while the remote deletes all
programmed device codes. It will then return to normal operation.
•• If you do not see a picture within about 1 minute, refer to the Video
Troubleshooting Tips on page 37.
To rename a key or device:
If you wish to change the name of a device or key as it appears in the LCD
Display, follow these steps:
1. Access the remote’s menu system by pressing and holding the AVR
Settings Button for 3 seconds, until the “Main Menu” and “Program
Device” messages appear in the LCD Display.
2. Use the KL Buttons to select “Rename” and press the OK Button.
3. Use the KL Buttons to select whether to rename a device or a key, and
press the OK Button.
4. Use the KL Buttons to select the device, either to rename the device
itself or a key function used by that device, and press the OK Button.
5. The current name of the device or key will appear on the lower line of the
LCD Display, with the cursor at the end of the line.
Use the M Button to move the cursor to the beginning of the name, then
type over the current name using the Alphanumeric Keys.
Each Alphanumeric Key has the characters available in addition to its
number printed above the key. Each press of the key scrolls through the
available characters. To move to the next character, either press the N
Button or press the next desired Alphanumeric Key.
Press the OK Button to finish, and the remote will prompt you to rename
another key or device, or to exit.
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2. Use the KL Buttons to select “Learn” from the remote’s main menu, and
press the OK Button.
1. Flip down the Front-Panel Door and press the Main Power Switch in. The
Power Indicator on the front panel will turn amber, indicating that the
AVR is in Standby mode and is ready to be turned on. Normally, you may
leave the Main Power Switch on, even when the receiver is not being
used.
INITIAL SETUP
In this section, you will configure the AVR 760/AVR 660 to match your actual
system. A video display must be connected to one of the video monitor
outputs on the receiver.
Using the On-Screen Menu System
Although it’s possible to configure the AVR using only the remote and the
front-panel messages, it is easier to use the full-screen menu system.
The menu system is accessed by pressing the AVR Settings Button on the
remote or front panel.
The Main Menu will appear (see Figure 20), and if a video source is playing, it
will be visible behind the transparent menu.
Configure the AVR 760/AVR 660, Using EzSet/
EQ II Technology
One of the most important steps in setting up a home theater system is
to calibrate the receiver to match the loudspeakers, optimizing sound
reproduction.
Until recently, most receivers required manual calibration and configuration,
a tedious process that called for a good ear or the purchase of an SPL (soundpressure level) meter. Although you may configure the AVR 760/AVR 660
manually, as described in the Advanced Functions Manual, it is recommended
that you take advantage of the signature Harman Kardon EzSet/EQ II system.
Eliminate extraneous background noise, such as noisy air conditioning. Avoid
making any loud noises while running EzSet/EQ II setup.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: During the EzSet/EQ II procedure, a
series of very loud test sweeps will be played through all of the speakers.
Avoid sitting or standing close to any one speaker during the procedure.
If you are particularly sensitive to loud noises, you may wish to leave the
room and have someone else run the EzSet/EQ II process.
Figure 20 – Main Menu
NOTE: When using the AVR’s on-screen menu system, a video output
resolution of 720p or higher is recommended for best legibility, and to
provide graphics that simplify some configuration options. Depending
on the resolution selected, the menus shown by your system may vary in
appearance.
The main menu system consists of five submenus: Source Selection, Setup
Source, Speaker Setup, Zone 2 and System.
Step One – Place the included EzSet/EQ II microphone in the listening
position or in the center of the room, at about the same height as the
listeners’ ears. The microphone features a threaded insert on the bottom, for
mounting on the included extension rod or a camera tripod.
Step Two – Plug the EzSet/EQ II microphone into the EzSet/EQ II
Microphone Input Jack on the front of the receiver, and set the level control
on the subwoofer to the halfway point.
Step Three – Turn on the AVR 760/AVR 660 and the video display.
Press the AVR Settings Button to display the Main Menu. Use the L Button to
highlight the Speaker Setup line, then press the OK Button. See Figure 21.
Use the KLM N Buttons on the remote or front panel to navigate the menu
system, and press the OK Button to select a menu or setting line, or to enter a
new setting.
The current menu, setting line or setting will appear in the Message Display,
as well as on screen.
To return to the previous menu or exit the menu system, press the Back/Exit
Button. Be certain all settings are correct, as any changes you have made will
be retained.
Most users should follow the instructions in this Initial Setup section to
configure a basic home theater system. You may return to these menus at
any time to make additional adjustments, such as those described in the
Advanced Functions Manual.
Before beginning initial setup, all loudspeakers, a video display and all source
devices should be connected. You should be able to turn on the receiver and
view the main menu when you press the AVR Settings Button. If necessary,
reread the Installation Section and the beginning of this section before
continuing.
Figure 21 – Speaker Setup Menu Screen
Select “Automatic Setup-EzSet/EQ II”.
To return to the Speaker Setup menu without starting the EzSet/EQ II process,
select Back. When you are ready to begin, select Continue. To manually
program the speaker crossover settings before the EzSet/EQ II test is run,
select Manually Set Crossovers. It is recommended that you allow the EzSet/
EQ II process to detect the crossovers and only adjust them manually if you
have previously run the EzSet/EQ II test and you wish to change the settings
to obtain different results.
NOTE: The AVR 760/AVR 660 will automatically set its master volume to
–25dB.
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As the EzSet/EQ II system tests each speaker, its position will appear on
screen. If the test sweep is heard from a different speaker than the one
indicated on screen, turn off the AVR and check the speaker-wire connections,
then begin again.
When the Speaker Detection test is completed, select the Continue option.
The results will be displayed, along with these options:
•• The Retest option repeats the EzSet/EQ II process. Increase the master
volume manually, if some speakers were not correctly detected.
•• Select Cancel to return to the Speaker Setup menu.
See the Advanced Functions Manual for instructions on how to manually
configure the speakers or manually adjust the settings established by the
EzSet/EQ II process.
During the Near Field test, follow the instructions that appear on screen.
You may be directed to hold the microphone about 60 cm away from some
speakers.
When the test is finished, you will be given the option of saving the EzSet/
EQ II test results in one of two “listening positions” (AVR 760 position 1+2,
AVR 660 1 position), or not saving the results at all. The purpose is to allow
you to run the AVR 760 EzSet/EQ II tests for two different frequently used
listening positions within the room to optimize performance, depending on
how you use the room.
After the results have been saved, the menu for manual adjustment of the
listening position settings will appear. See the Advanced Functions Manual
for instructions on manually adjusting the speaker settings.
If you do not save the results, you may go back and repeat the EzSet/EQ II test.
You may adjust the settings for either listening position (AVR 760 position
1+2, AVR 660 1 position), or repeat the EzSet/EQ II test, from the Speaker
Setup menu (Figure 21).
Set Up Sources
The Info Settings menu is used to assign the correct physical audio and video
connections to each source.
The following settings are not optional and must be adjusted now to enable
playback of each source: Video Input From Source, Audio Input From Source
and Resolution to Display. The other settings may be adjusted later.
To display the Info Settings menu, press the Info Settings Button (front panel
or remote). Or, from the Main Menu, select the Setup Source line and select a
source from the slide-in menu. A screen similar to the one shown in Figure 22
will appear.
Audio Effects: Displays the Audio Effects submenu, where you may adjust
the Dolby Volume setting, the bass and treble tone controls, and the LFE trim,
or you may select the EzSet/EQ II listening position (AVR 760). These settings
affect each source independently. Leave this submenu at its default settings,
and return to it later if your system requires fine-tuning. See the Advanced
Functions Manual for more information.
Video Modes: Displays the Video Modes submenu, where you may make
picture adjustments for each source independently. Leave the settings at their
factory defaults. Picture adjustments should be made to your video display
first, with this menu used only for fine-tuning. See the Advanced Functions
Manual for more information.
Surround Modes: Displays the Surround Modes submenu, where you
may program surround modes for analog movies, music and games for each
source independently.
Digital surround signals, such as Dolby Digital and DTS, are automatically
played in their native formats, although you may change the surround mode.
See the Advanced Functions Manual for more information.
Audio Format From Source: This line is informational only. When a
digital program is playing, its format will be identified here. When analog
audio programs are playing, this line displays ANALOG.
Audio and Video Input Selection
See Table A2 in the appendix for the factory default input assignments for
each source. You may assign any available input to any source using the Info
Settings menu.
When a source is selected, the AVR will check the assigned digital audio input
for a signal. If one is present, the digital input will be selected. If not, the AVR
will select the analog audio input specified at the Audio Auto Polling line of
the Info Settings menu. If you don’t want the AVR to select an analog audio
input for the source, leave this setting at its default of Off.
The AVR will also select the assigned video source. The only “audio-only”
sources on the AVR 760/AVR 660 are the Radio, The Bridge II (video may be
available; see page 35), USB, the Network and Internet Radio, which use
special on-screen menus. If no video signal is present, the display will remain
black. You may pair an audio device with an A/V device’s video signal using
the Info Settings menu. Sources may share audio or video inputs.
NOTE: The Bridge II obtains its audio and video signals (when available)
from the iPod docked in it, and it may not be used with other audio or video
sources.
Video Input From Source: Assign the correct video input. Refer to Table
2, where you noted the physical video input the source is connected to, and
select that input here.
Audio Input From Source: Assign the correct analog or digital audio
input. Refer to Table 2, where you noted the physical audio input the source
is connected to, and select that input here. If both analog and digital audio
connections were made, select the digital input here, and select the analog
input at the Audio Auto Polling and Zone 2 Audio lines below.
Figure 22 – Setup Source Menu
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Step Four – After you select “Continue”, the test will begin. Maintain
silence during the EzSet/EQ II configuration.
INITIAL SETUP
6-/8-Channel Inputs
The 6-/8-Channel Analog Audio Inputs are used when playing certain
multichannel discs (DVD-Audio, Blu-ray Disc, SACD and HD-DVD) on a player
that decodes the audio and outputs it via its multichannel analog audio
outputs but not via its HDMI output.
HDMI-Equipped Multichannel Disc Player:
•• Connect the player’s HDMI output to one of the AVR’s HDMI Inputs. No
other connections are necessary.
•• Assign the HDMI Input to both the Audio and Video Input From Source
settings.
HDMI-Equipped Multichannel Disc Player
That Does Not Output Multichannel Audio via
an HDMI Connection:
•• Connect the player’s HDMI output and its multichannel analog audio
outputs to one of the AVR’s HDMI Inputs and to the AVR’s 6-/8-Channel
Analog Audio Inputs.
•• Assign the HDMI Input to both the Audio and Video Input From Source
settings.
•• When listening to DVD-Video discs, CDs or other materials outputting
standard-definition digital audio, do nothing, as long as the HDMI Input is
assigned to the Audio Input From Source setting.
•• To listen to high-resolution multichannel discs, change the Audio Input
From Source setting to “6/8 Channel”. Change it back to the HDMI Input to
listen to standard-resolution digital materials.
Multichannel Disc Player Without HDMI
Output, or When Video Display Has No HDMI
Input:
•• Connect the player’s component video outputs to one set of Component
Video Inputs on the AVR. Depending on the capabilities of the player
and your video display, you may need to use a composite or S-video
connection instead.
•• Connect the player’s digital audio output to a digital audio input on the
AVR.
•• Connect the player’s multichannel audio outputs to the AVR’s
6-/8-Channel Analog Audio Inputs.
•• Assign the correct digital audio and analog video inputs to the Audio and
Video Input From Source settings.
•• When listening to DVD-Video discs, CDs or other materials outputting
standard-definition digital audio, do nothing, as long as the correct digital
audio input is assigned to the Audio Input From Source setting.
•• To listen to high-resolution multichannel discs, change the Audio Input
From Source setting to “6/8 Channel”. Change it back to the digital audio
input to listen to standard-resolution digital materials.
NOTE: The AVR is capable of processing the signal received at the
6-/8-Channel Analog Audio Inputs. With these inputs selected, press the
Audio Effects Button to view the Audio Effects menu. Change the Tone
Control setting to “On”, and you may adjust the Dolby Volume setting, the
tone controls or the EzSet/EQ II settings. With the Tone Control setting
off, the AVR will pass the incoming signal directly to the volume control,
without digitizing or processing it.
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Resolution to Display: This setting reflects the video output resolution,
which is dependent upon the capabilities of the video display.
•• If the display is connected to the AVR’s HDMI Output, the two devices will
communicate with each other, and the AVR will automatically select the
best available video output resolution.
•• If the display is connected to the AVR’s Component Video Outputs, there is
no automatic detection of the display’s capabilities, and the video output
resolution must be manually adjusted to match the display’s capabilities
(which may be obtained from the display’s manual or its manufacturer’s
Web site).
•• If the display is connected to the AVR’s Composite or S-Video Monitor
Output, the video output resolution must be set to 576i (the factory
default) to view any content, including the AVR’s own menus.
Adjust the resolution by pressing the front-panel Resolution Button and
using the KL Buttons until the correct setting appears in the front-panel
Message Display. For composite and S-video, the correct setting is 576i. For
component video, it is the highest resolution where a picture is visible. You
will be prompted to accept or cancel the resolution change; the CANCEL
message will appear on the front panel with a timer countdown. Press the L
Button to view the ACCEPT option before the timer reaches 0, and then press
the OK Button.
NOTE: When the display has a DVI input which is connected to the AVR
using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, the picture will be distorted or blank if the
display is not HDCP-compliant. In that case, a different video connection
must be used (component, composite or S-video).
Resolution From Source: Informational only. Indicates the resolution of
the video output by the source device.
HDMI Bypass: When an HDMI source signal is in use and the system
includes an HDMI-capable display, the HDMI Bypass mode passes the source
signal directly to the HDMI Output, bypassing all video processing within
the AVR, including video output resolution adjustment. To allow the AVR to
process all video, including “blending” the source video with its on-screen
messages and menus so that you may adjust the AVR without missing any
portion of the program, turn this setting off. When the HDMI Bypass mode
is on, it is not possible to “blend” the video source signal with the AVR’s
on-screen menus. When any remote or front-panel buttons are pressed, the
AVR will momentarily exit HDMI Bypass mode and display the on-screen
menu on a black background. After the menu is cleared from the screen,
either by timing out or when the Back/Exit Button is pressed, the AVR will
return to HDMI Bypass mode.
Change Name: Change the display name for your source, which is useful if
your source’s device type is different from the available source names. Select
this line and use the KL Buttons to scroll forward or reverse through the
alphanumeric characters. When the desired character appears, use the N
Button to move the cursor to the next position. Move the cursor again to leave
a blank space. When you have finished, press the OK Button. The name will
appear on the front panel and next to its original name, e.g., DVD, throughout
the on-screen menu system. To clear the entry without making any changes,
scroll to the blank character before “A”.
INITIAL SETUP
Adjust Lip Sync: Resynchronizes the audio and video signals from a
source to eliminate a “lip sync” problem. Lip sync issues can occur when the
video portion of a signal undergoes additional processing in either the source
or the video display. The Lip Sync adjuster appears by itself, enabling you to
view the video while listening to the audio. Use the M N Buttons to delay the
audio by up to 180ms. See Figure 23.
Zone 2 Audio: Determines the audio source for the multizone system
remote zone. Select the analog audio input the source is connected to. Digital
audio is not available to the multizone system.
Zone 2 Video: Determines the video source for the multizone system
remote zone. Select the composite video input the source is connected to.
Only composite video sources are available to the multizone system (AVR 760
only).
Trigger 2: Determines whether a signal will be present at the Trigger 2
Output when this source is selected.
•• Analog: Passes through the analog audio signal selected as the source
input.
•• DSP Downmix: When a multichannel audio source is selected as the
input, the AVR creates a 2-channel “LtRt” analog downmix of the signal.
Figure 23 – Adjust Lip Sync
Input Level From Source: This setting defaults to 0dB for all sources. If
you notice that one device tends to sound louder or softer than other sources
in your system, use the M N Buttons to adjust the input level from the source
to compensate for the volume difference without compressing or distorting
the signal. This setting is not the same as the Dolby Volume setting in the
Audio Effects menu, which adjusts for volume differences within the source,
e.g., television commercial advertisements versus the main program. See
page 30 for information on the Dolby Volume setting.
Press the Back/Exit Button, then return to the Setup Source line of the Main
Menu to configure the next source. When you have finished, press the Back/
Exit Button to clear the menus from view.
You are now ready to begin enjoying your new receiver!
Audio Auto Polling: Used when both analog and digital audio
connections are made. When no digital signal is present, the AVR will
automatically switch to the analog audio input.
This can be useful for older cable television systems that broadcast channels
in both analog and digital audio.
If an analog audio connection was made, select it here. If not, choose the Off
setting, and the AVR will always use the digital audio connection.
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Record Out: Determines the signal available at the analog audio outputs.
OPERATION
Now that you have installed your components and completed a basic
configuration, you are ready to begin enjoying your home theater system.
Turning On the AVR 760/AVR 660
Flip down the Front-Panel Door and press the Main Power Switch in. The
Power Indicator on the front panel will turn amber, indicating that the AVR
is in Standby mode and is ready to be turned on. The Main Power Switch is
normally left on.
There are several ways to turn on the AVR 760/AVR 660:
a) Press the Standby/On Switch on the front panel.
b) Using the remote, press the AVR Power On Button or any of the Source
Selectors.
To turn the receiver off, press either the Standby/On Switch on the front panel
or the AVR Power Off Button on the remote. Unless the receiver will not be
used for an extended period of time, leave the Main Power Switch on. When
the Main Power Switch is turned off, any settings you have programmed will
be preserved for up to four weeks.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 uses two Dolby Volume techniques to address these
issues. The Leveler module maintains a consistent listening volume within
a source, e.g., while watching commercial television or while listening to
different tracks on a USB drive. The Modeler module endeavors to re-create
the reference presentation that was heard in the recording studio without
losing portions of the program at the typically lower volume levels often used
in the home. When the Modeler module is active, you may notice details of
the performance that were hidden when the program was played on other
equipment.
To adjust the Dolby Volume setting, press the Audio Effects Button. A
screen similar to the one shown in Figure 24 will appear. Move the cursor
to highlight the Dolby Volume setting, and each press of the OK Button will
switch to one of the options in Table 3 below. The settings do not refer to the
volume level, which is adjusted normally using the Volume Control, but rather
to the amount of Dolby Volume processing desired. See Figure 24.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If the PROTECT message ever appears in the
Message Display, turn off the AVR and unplug it. Check all speaker wires for
a short. If none is found, bring the unit to an authorized Harman Kardon
service center for inspection and repair before using it again.
Volume Control
Adjust the volume either by turning the knob on the front panel (clockwise to
increase volume or counterclockwise to decrease volume), or by pressing the
Volume Control on the remote. The volume is displayed as a negative number
of decibels (dB) below the 0dB reference point.
0dB is the maximum recommended volume for the AVR 760/AVR 660.
Although it’s possible to turn the volume to a higher level, doing so may
damage your hearing and your speakers. For certain more dynamic audio
materials, even 0dB may be too high, allowing for damage to equipment. Use
caution with regard to volume levels.
To change the volume level display from the default decibel scale to a 0-to90 scale, adjust the Volume Units setting in the System Settings menu, as
described in the Advanced Functions Manual, available on the
harmankardon.com web site.
Dolby Volume
The AVR 760/AVR 660 is one of the first products to implement Dolby Volume
processing, which can improve the audio performance of the system by
revealing subtle details even at normal home-listening volumes.
One concern of the typical home theater listener is that volumes can vary
widely for different programs played by a source, e.g., television commercial
advertisements are often much louder than the main feature. Another is that
details heard in the recording studio at typically high reference volumes are
lost at the lower volumes used by many listeners.
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Figure 24 – Adjust Dolby Volume
Table 3 – Dolby Volume Settings
Setting
Off
Low
Medium
Max
Effect
No Dolby Volume processing
Only Dolby Volume Modeler module is active
Both Modeler and Leveler modules are active; Leveler
module has a value of 3
Both Modeler and Leveler modules are active; Leveler
module has a value of 9
NOTE: Dolby Volume is compatible with sources recorded at a sampling
rate of 48kHz. High-resolution sources, such as DTS 96/24, will be decoded
at 48kHz. DTS 96/24 programs will be played in DTS 5.1 mode. To hear DTS
96/24 materials in high resolution, turn off Dolby Volume.
Dolby Volume Calibration Offset
Calibration Offset is a feature of Dolby Volume that allows you to adjust the
calibration of the AVR 760/AVR 660 to optimally match your speakers and
listening environment. The AVR 760/AVR 660 is calibrated with the average
speaker sensitivity in mind; however, different speakers may have different
sensitivities. Use Calibration Offset to adjust the calibration of the AVR 760/
AVR 660 according to the types of speakers you have.
OPERATION
To adjust the Calibration Offset, press the AVR Settings Button and scroll to
the System Setup menu, then select it. Scroll to the Dolby Volume Calibration
line, which defaults to 0dB. Use the M N Buttons to adjust the setting within
the range of –10dB to +10dB.
Mute Function
To temporarily mute all speakers and the headphones, press the Mute Button
on the remote. Any recording in progress will not be affected. The MUTE
message will appear in the display as a reminder. To restore normal audio,
press the Mute Button again, or adjust the volume. Turning off the AVR will
also end muting.
Sleep Timer
The sleep timer sets the AVR to play for up to 90 minutes and then turn off
automatically.
Press the Sleep Settings Button on the remote, and the time until turn-off
will be displayed. Each additional press of the Sleep Button decreases the play
time by 10 minutes, with a maximum of 90 minutes. The SLEEP OFF setting
disables the sleep timer.
When the sleep timer has been set, the front-panel display will automatically
dim to half-brightness and the Volume Control will go dark.
Headphones
Plug the 1/4"-inch plug on a pair of headphones into the jack behind the
front-panel door for private listening. The default Dolby Headphone bypass
mode delivers a conventional 2-channel signal to the headphones.
Press the Surround Modes Button on the front panel or the remote, to
switch to Dolby Headphone virtual surround processing, which emulates a
5.1-channel speaker system. No other surround modes are available for the
headphones.
Source Selection
Press the front-panel Source List Button. Use the KL Buttons to scroll
through the sources. Using the on-screen menus, press the AVR Settings
Button, highlight “Source Select” and press the OK Button. Scroll to the
desired source in the slide-in menu and press the OK Button.
For direct access to any source, press its Source Selector on the remote. To
directly select Source A, B, C or D, first press the AVR Settings Button, then
press the appropriate Soft Key: red for Source A, green for Source B, yellow for
Source C or blue for Source D. When using the Zone 2 remote, make sure to
connect the Zone 2 Video Output to a display in the remote zone, and select
these sources using the on-screen menu system.
The AVR selects the audio and video inputs assigned to the source, and any
other settings made during setup.
The source name, the audio and video inputs assigned to the source, and the
surround mode will appear on the front panel. The source name and surround
mode will also appear on screen.
VIDEO TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS:
If you press the Sleep Button after the timer has been set, the remaining play
time will be displayed. Press the Sleep Button again to change the play time.
If there is no picture:
Audio Effects
•• Check the wires for a loose or incorrect connection.
Adjust the Dolby Volume setting, tone controls, LFE trim or equalization, or
select a speaker configuration to improve performance. Access these settings
from the Audio Effects submenu, as described in the Advanced Functions
Manual.
•• Check the video input selection on the display device (TV).
It is recommended that you leave the settings at their default values until you
are more familiar with your system.
Video Modes
The settings in the Video Modes menu are used to fine-tune the picture,
if necessary, after making all adjustments on the video display. It is
recommended that you leave the settings at their defaults. See the Advanced
Functions Manual for detailed information.
•• Check the source selection and video input assignment.
•• Press the front-panel Resolution Button and use the KL Buttons until
the correct video output resolution is selected and a picture appears.
The CANCEL message will appear. Press the L Button to view the
ACCEPT option, then press the OK Button.
Additional Tips for HDMI Connections:
•• Turn off all devices (including the TV, AVR and any source components).
•• Unplug the HDMI cables, starting with the cable between the TV and
AVR, and continuing with the cables between the AVR and each source
device.
•• Carefully reconnect the cables from the source devices to the AVR.
Connect the cable from the AVR to the TV last.
•• Turn on the devices in this order: TV, AVR, source devices.
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The average home audio speaker sensitivity is 88dB SPL (8 ohms, 1 watt,
1 meter). Check the sensitivity specification for your loudspeakers, found
in the owner’s manual or on the manufacturer’s Web site. If your speakers
have a sensitivity rating greater than 88dB SPL, increase Calibration Offset
by the difference between your speakers’ sensitivity and 88dB. If they have
a sensitivity rating of less than 88dB SPL, decrease Calibration Offset by the
difference between your speakers’ sensitivity and 88dB.
OPERATION
Using the Tuner
RDS Tuning
To select the AVR 760/AVR 660’s built-in tuner:
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
Message Display and on the tv screen if this is on.
1. Press the Source List Button on the front panel. Use the KL Buttons to
scroll to the desired tuner band.
2. Press the Radio Source Selector on the remote. Press it again to switch
bands (AM or FM).
A screen similar to the one shown in Figure 25 will appear.
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 Play Button B on the
Remote enables you to cycle through the various data types in the following
sequence:
•• The station’s call letters (PS) (with some private ­stations other information
too).
•• The station’s frequency (FREQ MODE), which is always shown on the TV
On-Screen Display, is shown in the Message Display.
•• The Program Type (PTY).
Figure 25 – FM Radio
Use the KL Buttons or the Channel Control to tune a station, as displayed
on the front panel and on screen.
The AVR defaults to automatic tuning, meaning each press of the KL
Buttons scans through all frequencies until a station with acceptable signal
strength is found. To switch to manual tuning, in which each press of the
KL Buttons steps through a single frequency increment (0.1MHz for FM, or
10kHz for AM), press the Menu Button. The Mode line will display the current
setting. Each press of the OK Button toggles between automatic and manual
tuning modes.
When an FM station has been tuned, toggling the tuning mode also switches
between stereo and monaural play, which may improve reception of weaker
stations.
A total of 30 stations (AM and FM together) may be stored as presets. When
the desired station has been tuned, press the OK Button, and two dashes
will flash in the front-panel display. Use the Alphanumeric Keys to enter the
desired preset number.
NOTE: Many stations do not transmit a specific PTY. The display will show
NONE, when such a station is selected and PTY is active.
•• A “text” message (Radiotext, RT) 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. Radiotext
is not shown on the TV On-Screen Display.
•• The current time of day (CT). Note that it may take up to two minutes
for the time to appear, in that time the letters CT are shown 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 Message
Display will show a NO TYPE, NO TEXT or NO TIME message after the
individual time out.
In any FM mode the RDS function requires a strong enough signal for proper
operation.
To tune a preset station, press the M N Buttons or the I J Transport
Controls, or press the Menu Button and scroll to the desired preset, then
press the OK Button; or enter the preset number using the Numeric Keys. For
presets 10 through 30, press 0 before the preset number. For example, to
enter preset 21, press 0-2-1.
Program Search (PTY)
RDS Operation
1. Press the Play button B until the current PTY is shown in the Main
Information Display.
The AVR 760/AVR 660 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.
An important feature of RDS is its capability of encoding broadcasts with
Program Type (PTY) codes that indicate the type of material being broadcast.
You may search for a specific Program Type (PTY) by following these steps:
2. While the PTY is shown, press the CH/Page Up/Down or the M N Buttons
or hold them pressed to scroll through the list of available PTY types, as
shown above starting with the PTY currently received.
3. Press either of the KL Buttons. 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.
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USB Playback
Internet Radio
To enjoy audio and still-image playback of media stored on a USB flash drive,
connect the drive to the front-panel USB Port and select the USB source on
the AVR. Press the Menu Button and select “Browse USB”. The AVR will list the
folders and files of audio and still-image content. Do not connect a personal
computer or peripheral to the USB Port. USB hubs and multi-card readers are
not supported.
With its network connection, the AVR 760/AVR 660 opens a world of
MP3- and WMA-format streams when Internet access is available. Connect
the RJ-45 Network jack on the AVR to an Ethernet port on a home-network
router. Turn on the AVR and the video display, and press the Network Selector
on the remote. Each press toggles between the Network Now Playing and
Internet Radio screens.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The AVR 760/AVR 660’s internal processor requires
about 10 seconds to detect, recognize and connect to a USB device. Please
wait 10 seconds after inserting a device or switching the USB source before
attempting to browse the device. If you try to browse the device sooner,
the AVR may not display the device’s contents correctly in the on-screen
slide-in menu. If that happens, remove the device and reinsert it into the
USB Port, then wait 10 seconds before browsing. Always stop playback
before removing a USB drive, and wait at least 10 seconds before inserting
another drive.
•• To expand a folder, press the OK Button or the N Navigation Button.
•• To collapse a folder or return to the previous menu level, press the Back/
Exit Button or the M Button.
•• To play all audio or still-image files within a folder, select the folder and
press the OK Button or the Play Button.
•• To skip to the next track or image, press the N Navigation Button.
•• To return to the beginning of the current track, press the M Button once;
to return to the previous track, press the M Button twice. When displaying
images, pressing the M Button returns to the previous image.
•• The Transport Controls may be used to control playback for skipping to
the previous or next track, searching at high speed forward or backward
within a track, playing a file, pausing playback or stopping playback.
•• To repeat a file or folder, press the Menu Button and select the Repeat
option. Each press of the OK Button will change the setting from Off (no
repeat) to Repeat One (file) to Repeat All (files at the current directory
level of the drive). Repeat All will always be activated when Random
Music playback is turned on.
•• To play the audio tracks in random order, press the Menu Button and
select the Random Music setting. Each press of the OK Button turns
the setting on or off. The AVR will automatically repeat the tracks until
playback is stopped manually.
•• To view the still images in random order, press the Menu Button and
select the Random Photos setting. Each press of the OK Button turns the
setting on or off.
•• To view a slideshow of images, select a folder containing the images
for playback. You may also select audio files stored on the same device
for playback as background music to the slideshow. Select the audio
file, then the image files.
•• When both music and a slideshow are playing, if the slide-in menu
is not displayed, press the M N Buttons to skip to the next picture or
return to the previous picture. When the slide-in menu is displayed,
press the M N Buttons to skip to the next or previous audio track.
•• While an image is being displayed, each press of the K Button rotates
the image 90º clockwise, and each press of the L Button rotates the
image 90º counterclockwise.
•• To change the duration of each image on screen during a slideshow,
press the Menu Button and select the Slideshow Speed setting. Each
press of the OK Button changes the speed: Slow, Medium or Fast.
With the Internet Radio screen displayed, the AVR will automatically connect
to the Internet via the www.radioharmankardon.com portal. To select a
stream, press the Menu Button, and use the KL Buttons to search by
category: Presets, Favourites, Location, Genre, New Stations, Most Popular or
Podcasts.
To create a Favourites list, log onto www.radioharmankardon.com from your
PC. Enter the ID # of your AVR 760/AVR 660 (found by pressing the Menu
Button and selecting “Network Setup”) and create an account. Favourites that
you select on the Web site will be available on the AVR.
Navigation is similar to other slide-in menus. Scroll to the desired item and
press the OK Button or the N Button to select it. To return to the previous
menu level (or to clear the menu from view from the top level), press the
Back/Exit Button or the M Button.
If you know the URL (Uniform Resource Locator, or Web address) of a specific
audio stream, select the Direct Station option from the menu. The AVR 760/
AVR 660 is not able to connect to streams that require site registration or
other interaction prior to playing the stream. A live stream is required. If the
AVR cannot connect to the stream, the “Station Not Live” message will appear
briefly, and the Internet Radio screen will remain essentially blank. Not all
URLs will be accessible.
Up to 30 preset Internet Radio stations may be programmed. To set a preset,
first tune the station. Press the OK Button, and two dashes will flash. Enter
the preset number using the Alphanumeric Keys. The connection to the
station will momentarily stop, interrupting the program, and the AVR will
reconnect to the station.
To connect to a station programmed as a preset, enter its preset number
using the Alphanumeric Keys, or select from the previously programmed
presets using the M N Buttons.
NOTES ON NETWORK SETUP:
•• It is recommended that the AVR be connected to a home-network
router so that it can directly access the Internet for Internet Radio, or
access a PC on the network for playback of content stored on the PC (see
the Network Playback section below).
•• If you are unable to connect to the Internet, try adjusting the network
settings. Press the Menu Button and select Network Setup. The Network
Settings line will be highlighted. Each press of the OK Button toggles
between Manual and Automatic network setup. Select Manual, and
the other network settings will be displayed: IP Address, Subnet Mask,
Gateway, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS, Proxy Address and Proxy Port.
Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for the correct information
to enter into these settings. To change a setting, highlight it and press
the OK Button. Use the KL Buttons to move the cursor from one
position to the next, and scroll to the desired number using the M N
Buttons. Press the OK Button when you are finished with an entry. Scroll
down to the “Apply and Save” Button and select it. The AVR will turn off
and must be powered back on. To return to the previous menu screen,
press the Back/Exit Button.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Network Playback
Using
The AVR 760/AVR 660 is capable of playing audio media stored on a PC when
both the PC and the AVR are connected to a home-network router.
The Bridge II is an included dock that is compatible with most docking iPod
models, 4G and later (not included). When The Bridge II is connected to its
proprietary input on the AVR 760/AVR 660 and the iPod is docked, you may
play the audio, video and still-image materials on your iPod through your
high-quality audio/video system, operate the iPod using the AVR remote or
the AVR’s front-panel controls, view navigation messages on the AVR’s front
panel or a connected video display, and charge the iPod while the AVR is On.
(The iPod does not charge while the AVR is in the Standby mode).
NOTES:
•• The PC must be running Windows Media® Player version 11 or higher,
Windows Media Center version 2.0 or 3.0, or Intel® Media Server. It
is recommended that any firewalls be turned off, although Windows
Media Player may automatically make any necessary adjustments to the
firewall settings to allow media sharing.
•• An Apple Macintosh computer must be running DLNA (Digital Living
Network Alliance)- compliant software. Examples of compatible
software include the MediaLink program by Nullriver, Inc., and
EyeConnect™ software by Elgato Systems.
From the media player software, select the “Share media” option (or a similar
menu option), and select the AVR as the device.
On the AVR, select Network as the source. Press the Network Source Selector
a second time, if necessary, to switch from the Internet Radio source to the
Network source. Press the Menu Button, and the PC should appear by name.
Browse the content stored in the PC’s media player library, using the slide-in
menu. Scroll to the desired item and press the OK Button or the N Navigation
Button to select it. To return to the previous menu level (or to clear the menu
from view from the top level), press the Back/Exit Button or the M Button.
NOTES:
•• The Repeat, Random and Slideshow Speed settings are global for
Network Playback and USB Playback. Changing these settings for one of
these sources will have the same effect for the other source.
•• Although video content may appear in the menu, the AVR does not
support video playback from the network connection.
Recording
Two-channel analog and digital audio signals, as well as composite and
S-video signals, are normally available at the appropriate recording outputs.
To make a recording, connect your audio or video recorder to the appropriate
output jacks, as described in the Installation section, insert blank media and
make sure the recorder is turned on and recording while the source is playing.
NOTES:
1. Analog and digital audio signals are not converted to the other format.
2. Only PCM digital audio signals are available for recording. Proprietary
formats such as Dolby Digital and DTS may not be recorded using the
digital audio connections. Use the analog audio connections to make an
analog recording.
3. HDMI and component video sources are not available for recording.
4. Please make certain that you are aware of any copyright restrictions
on any material you record. Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted
materials is prohibited by federal law.
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Docking Station
When the source The Bridge is selected and an iPod is docked, the message
“The Bridge” appears in the front-panel Message Display. If the AVR doesn’t
detect the iPod, turn off the AVR, remove the iPod from The Bridge II and reset
the iPod. When the iPod returns to its main menu, redock it and turn on the
AVR.
Table 4 summarizes the controls available with The Bridge II during normal
playback.
Table 4 – Using The Bridge II
iPod Function
Play
Pause
Menu
Back/Exit
Select
Scroll Reverse
Scroll Forward
Forward Search
Reverse Search
Next Track
Previous Track
Page Up/Down
Stop
Remote Control Key
Play (B)
Pause (1)
Menu
Back/Exit or Left Arrow (M)
OK or Right Arrow (N)
Up Arrow (K)
Down Arrow (L)
Forward Search (H)
Reverse Search (G)
Next (J) or Right Arrow (N)
Previous (I) or Left Arrow (M)
Page Up/Down
Stop (0)
Press the Menu Button to view the slide-in menu:
Music: Navigates the audio materials stored on the iPod.
Photo/Manual: Select this line to view still images stored on a photocapable iPod. The system will switch to iPod Manual Mode, and control will
shift to the iPod. Use the screen and controls on the iPod. The AVR remote may
also be used.
To view photos on a video monitor connected to the AVR, select the photo
and press the Play Button on the iPod, or press the OK Button on the remote
three times.
Videos: Select this line to view videos stored on an iPod that supports video
browsing.
OPERATION
•• As of this writing, video browsing is only supported on the iPod 5G,
iPod classic (80GB, 120GB and 160GB), iPod nano 3G and 4G, and iPod
touch (when loaded with software version 2 or higher). For other iPod
models, it is not possible to view photos (except iPod 4G) or videos on
an external monitor while using The Bridge II.
•• Before attempting to view photos or videos stored on your iPod, check
the Video Settings menu on the iPod and make sure that the TV Out
setting is set to On. The TV Signal setting should be PAL, to match the
capabilities of your video display. If your selection was playing and is
paused, the iPod requires you to reselect the video for the new TV Out
setting to take effect.
•• If you do not see the Videos line in the menu, and the iPod supports
video browsing and has video content stored on it, you may need to
turn off the AVR, remove the iPod from The Bridge II, reset the iPod, turn
the AVR back on and dock the iPod again. This procedure may also help
when a video program is selected but the “Now Playing” screen appears
instead of the video images.
To exit iPod Manual Mode, with the AVR remote in The Bridge mode, press the
Menu Button. To return to a previous menu level on the iPod, press the Back/
Exit Button.
Random: Select this setting for random playback, also known as “Shuffle
Mode”. Each press of the OK Button switches the setting: shuffle by Song,
shuffle by Album, or Off to end random playback.
Repeat: Select this setting to repeat a track or all tracks in the current
album or playlist. Each press of the OK Button switches the setting: repeat Off,
repeat One or repeat All.
NOTE: The iTunes application allows you to exempt some tracks from
Shuffle mode. The AVR 760/AVR 660 cannot override this setting.
While a selection is playing, the song title and play mode icon will appear in
the front-panel Message Display.
If a video monitor is connected to the AVR 760/AVR 660 and the system is
not in iPod Manual Mode, the Now Playing screen will appear and display
the play mode icon, song title, artist and album. A graphic bar indicates the
current play position within the track. If random or repeat play has been
programmed, an icon will appear in the upper right corner.
The screen may disappear from view, depending on the Setup and Slide-In
Menus setting in the System Settings menu (described in the Advanced
Functions Manual). Restore the Now Playing screen to view by pressing either
of the M N Buttons.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you use the screen saver built into
your video display to avoid possible damage from “burn-in” that may occur
with plasma and many CRT displays when a still image, such as a menu
screen, remains on display for an extended period of time.
iPod manual mode
Press the Menu Button and select Photo/Manual to enter iPod Manual Mode.
This is required to view photos stored on the iPod.
Table 5 summarizes the controls available with The Bridge II in iPod Manual
Mode.
Table 5 – Using The Bridge II in iPod Manual Mode
iPod Function
Play
Pause
Menu
Select
Select Next Screen
(Scrubber, Cover Art,
Ratings)
Scroll Reverse
Scroll Forward
Next Track
Previous Track
Remote Control Key
Play (B)
Pause (1)
Back/Exit or Left Arrow (M)
OK
Right Arrow (N)
ENGLISH
NOTES ON VIDEO PLAYBACK:
Page Up or Up Arrow (K)
Page Down or Down Arrow (L)
Next (J)
Previous (I)
The AVR supports audio playback from some applications available for the
iPod touch. Place the system in iPod Manual Mode by pressing the Menu
Button and selecting “Photo/Manual”. Then use the controls on the iPod touch
to run the application. Due to the wide variety of applications and many
factors affecting them, playback is not guaranteed.
While scrolling, hold the key to scroll faster. Use the Page Up/Down control on
the remote to scroll a page at a time (not in Manual Mode).
NOTES:
•• The Play and Pause functions are not available unless content has been
selected for playback.
•• To search within a track (not in Manual Mode), press and hold the
indicated button. Press the Previous Track Button once to skip to the
beginning of the current track. Press the Previous Track Button twice to
skip to the beginning of the previous track.
When a slideshow is being displayed, some controls have different effects:
•• To pause the slideshow, including any audio track that is playing, press the
Pause Button.
•• To resume a paused slideshow, press the Pause Button. Pressing the Play
Button begins audio playback.
•• To play an audio track stored on the iPod, adjust the slideshow settings on
the iPod.
•• To skip to the next or previous photo on the iPod, press the Next or
Previous Transport Control.
•• It is not possible to skip to the next or previous audio track during a
slideshow.
•• To search forward or in reverse within an audio track, press the Forward
or Reverse Search Transport Control. If no audio track is playing, these
controls will have no effect during the slideshow.
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OPERATION
Selecting a Surround Mode
Surround mode selection can be as simple or sophisticated as your individual
system and tastes. Feel free to experiment, and you may find a few favorites
for certain sources or program types. More detailed information on surround
modes may be found in the Advanced Functions Manual.
To select a surround mode, press the Surround Modes Button (front panel
or remote). The Surround Modes menu will appear (see Figure 26). Use the
KL Buttons until the desired surround mode category appears: Auto Select,
Virtual Surround, Stereo, Movie, Music or Video Game. Press the OK Button to
change the audio type’s surround mode.
Stereo: When 2-channel playback is desired, select the number of speakers
used for playback:
•• 2 CH STEREO uses only two speakers. As described in the Advanced
Functions Manual, you may select Analog Bypass mode for a pure analog
signal when analog audio inputs are in use. Turn off the Tone Control
setting in the Audio Effects submenu, and the AVR does the rest.
•• 5 CH STEREO plays the left-channel signal through the front and surround
left speakers, the right-channel signal through the right speakers and a
summed mono signal through the center speaker.
•• 7 CH STEREO follows the same scheme as 5 CH STEREO, but adds the
surround back speakers. This mode is only available when the surround
back speakers are present and have not been reassigned to multizone
operation. See the Advanced Functions Manual for more information.
Movie: Use when a surround mode is desired for movie playback: Logic 7
Movie, DTS Neo:6 Cinema or Dolby Pro Logic II (IIx when seven main speakers
are present).
Figure 26 – Surround Modes Menu
Music: Use when a surround mode is desired for music playback: Logic 7
Music, DTS Neo:6 Music or Dolby Pro Logic II (IIx when seven main speakers
are present). The Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx Music mode allows access to a
submenu with some additional settings. See the Advanced Functions Manual
for more information.
Auto Select: For digital programs, such as movies recorded with a Dolby
Digital soundtrack, the AVR will automatically use the native surround
format. For 2-channel analog and PCM programs, the AVR uses Logic 7 Movie,
Music or Game mode, depending on the source.
Video Game: Use to select a surround mode for game playback: Logic 7
Game, or Dolby Pro Logic II (IIx when seven main speakers are present) Game.
Virtual Surround: When only two main speakers are present in the
system, Dolby Virtual Surround may be used to create an enhanced soundfield
that virtualizes the missing speakers. Select between Wide and Reference
modes.
See the Advanced Functions Manual for more information on surround
modes.
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After you have made your selection, press the Back/Exit Button.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
CAUSE
Unit does not function when Main •• No AC Power
Power Switch is turned on
Display lights, but no sound or
picture
No sound from any speaker;
PROTECT message appears on
front panel
••
••
••
••
••
No sound from surround or center ••
speakers
••
••
••
Intermittent input connections
Mute is on
Volume control is down
Amplifier is in protection mode due to
possible short
Amplifier is in protection mode due to
internal problems
Incorrect surround mode
Input is monaural
Incorrect configuration
Stereo or Mono program material
SOLUTION
••
••
••
••
••
••
•• Contact your local Harman Kardon service center
••
••
••
••
Unit does not respond to remote
commands
•• Weak batteries in remote
•• Wrong device selected
•• Remote sensor is obscured
••
••
••
Intermittent buzzing in tuner
•• Local interference
••
Surround Back Speaker settings
cannot be accessed, and test tone
does not play through Surround
Back Speakers
Unable to activate Program mode
on remote
Remote buttons light, but AVR
does not respond
Unable to play Internet Radio
•• Multizone system has been turned on, and
••
the surround back channels were reassigned
to multizone operation
Unable to access content on PC
from Network source
•• AVR Settings Button not held for at least 3
seconds
•• Remote is in Zone 2 mode
•• AVR is not able to access the Internet
•• Content not in proper format
•• Content has not been shared by network
device
Make certain AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet
Check whether outlet is switch-controlled
Secure all input and speaker connections
Press Mute Button
Turn up volume control
Check speaker wires for shorts at receiver and speaker ends
Select a mode other than Stereo
There is no surround information from mono sources
Check speaker configuration
The surround decoder may not create center- or rear-channel
information from nonencoded programs
Change remote batteries
Press the AVR Settings Button
Make certain front-panel sensor is in line of sight of remote or connect
an optional remote sensor
Move unit or antenna away from computers, fluorescent lights,
motors or other electrical appliances
Use the menu system to access the Zone 2 menu and reassign the
surround back channels to the main room
•• Follow the instructions in the remote’s LCD Display
•• Slide the Zone Switch at the bottom of the remote to the Zone 1
position
•• Make sure the Network Jack is connected to an active router; navigate
to the Network Settings submenu in the System Setup menu and
change the Network Settings line to “Manual”; contact your ISP to
obtain the correct information for the other settings in this submenu
•• Only content in the form of MP3, WMA and JPEG files may be shared
with the AVR
•• Network device must be running compatible software; network
device must be programmed to share the content over the network;
refer to the Network Playback section on page 34 for details
Additional information on troubleshooting possible problems with your AVR 760/AVR 660, or installation-related issues, may be found in
the list of “Frequently Asked Questions”, which is located in the Product Support section at www.harmankardon.com.
Processor Reset
If the unit behaves erratically after a power surge, first turn off the Main
Power Switch and unplug the AC power cord for at least 3 minutes. Plug the
cord back in and turn the receiver on. If this doesn’t help, reset the AVR.
NOTE: A system reset erases all user configurations, including video
resolution, speaker and level settings, and tuner presets. After a reset,
reenter all of these settings from your notes in the appendix worksheets.
To reset the AVR 760/AVR 660, place it in Standby mode (press the frontpanel Standby/On Switch so that the Power Indicator turns amber). Then
press the front-panel AVR Settings and Source List Buttons simultaneously
until the RESET message appears.
If the receiver does not function correctly after a processor reset, contact an
authorized Harman Kardon service center for assistance. Authorized service
centers may be located by visiting the Web site at www.harmankardon.com.
NOTE: After performing a system reset, wait at least 1 minute before
pressing any Source Selectors. If The Bridge Source Selector is pressed too
soon, video playback from the iPod will not be available.
Memory
If the AVR 760/AVR 660 is unplugged or experiences a power outage, it will
retain user settings for up to four weeks.
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SYMPTOM
APPENDIX
Appendix – Default settings
Table A1 – Recommended Source Component Connections
Device Type
AVR 760/AVR 660 Source
Digital Audio Connection
Analog Audio Connection
Video Connections
Cable TV, satellite TV, HDTV
or other device that delivers
television programs
DVD Audio/Video, SACD, Bluray Disc, HD-DVD player
Media Server, including
Harman Kardon DMC 1000
TV
Video game console
Any audio or video device,
e.g., CD player, camcorder,
cassette deck
Recorder
CBL/SAT
HDMI 2
Analog 1
HDMI 2
DVD
HDMI 1
Analog 2
HDMI 1
Media Server
HDMI 4
Analog 5
HDMI 4
TV
Game
AUX
Optical 1
HDMI 3
Coax Front
Analog 3
Analog 4
Analog Front
Component 1*
HDMI 3
Composite Front (not used for
audio-only devices)
Source D
Analog 4 inputs and outputs
iPod
The Bridge II
Coaxial 2 input and Coaxial
Output
None
Composite OR S-Video 2 input
and output
The Bridge II for photo- and
video-capable iPod models
The Bridge II
*Make this connection only when using the TV source for a non-display device. Do not connect your television’s or video display’s video output to the AVR at any time.
NOTE: Additional components may be connected to available audio and video inputs and assigned to Sources A, B, C and D. A USB drive may be plugged into the front-panel USB Port. For
access to content on network computers and other devices, and to enjoy Internet Radio, connect the Network Jack to a home-network router. See pages 33 and 34 for more information.
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APPENDIX
Table A2 – Source Setting Defaults
Cable/Sat
DVD
Media Server
Radio
TV
Game
AUX
The Bridge
Surround
Modes (Auto
Select)
Video Input
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Music
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Music
Logic 7 Music
HDMI 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 4
N/A
Component 1
HDMI 3
The Bridge II
Audio Input
Resolution to
Display*
Audio Auto
Polling
Zone 2 Audio
Zone 2 Video
HDMI 2
576i/480i
HDMI 1
576i/480i
HDMI 4
576i/480i
N/A
576i/480i
Optical 1
576i/480i
HDMI 3
576i/480i
Composite
Front
Coaxial Front
576i/480i
Off
Off
Off
N/A
Off
Off
Off
N/A
Analog 1
Composite
Video 1
On
Medium
Analog
Analog 2
Composite
Video 2
On
Low
Analog
Analog 5
Composite
Video 3
On
Medium
Analog
Radio
N/A
Analog 3
Composite
Video 2
On
Medium
Analog
Analog 4
Composite
Video 3
On
Medium
Analog
Analog Front
Composite
Video Front
On
Low
Analog
The Bridge II
The Bridge II
Trigger 2
Dolby Volume
Record Out
On
Medium
Analog
On
Medium
Analog
* Video output resolution may vary for HDMI connections.
Table A2 – Source Setting Defaults – continued
Surround Modes
(Auto Select)
Video Input
USB
Internet Radio
Network
Source A
Source B
Source C
Source D
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Music
Logic 7 Music
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Movie
Logic 7 Movie
USB
Internet Radio
Network
USB
576i/480i
N/A
576i/480i
Network
576i/480i
Component
Video 2
Optical 2
576i/480i
Component
Video 3
Optical 3
576i/480i
Composite
Video 1
Analog 1
576i/480i
Composite
Video 2
Coaxial 2
576i/480i
Audio Input
Resolution to
Display
Audio Auto
Polling
Zone 2 Audio
Zone 2 Video
N/A
N/A
N/A
Off
Off
Off
Off
USB
N/A
Internet Radio
N/A
Network
N/A
Trigger 2
Dolby Volume
Record Out
On
Medium
Analog
On
Medium
Analog
On
Medium
Analog
Analog 1
Composite
Video 1
On
Medium
Analog
Analog 2
Composite
Video 2
On
Medium
Analog
Analog 3
Composite
Video 3
On
Medium
Analog
Analog 4
Composite
Video Front
On
Medium
Analog
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The Bridge II
576i/480i
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Section
Stereo Mode, Continuous Average Power (FTC)
AVR 760: 100 Watts per channel, 20Hz–20kHz, @ <0.07% THD, both
channels driven into 8 ohms
AVR 660: 85 Watts per channel, 20Hz–20kHz, @ <0.07% THD, both
channels driven into 8 ohms
Seven-Channel Surround Modes
Power per Individual Channel for AVR 760/AVR 660
Front L & R channels:
85/75 Watts per channel @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Center channel:
85/75 Watts @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Surround (L & R Side, L & R Back) channels:
85/75 Watts per channel @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Linear (High-Level)
200mV/47k ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A)
100dB
Surround System Adjacent Channel Separation
Pro Logic® I/II 40dB
Dolby® Digital (AC-3)
55dB
DTS®
55dB
Frequency Response
@ 1W (+0dB, –3dB)
10Hz –130kHz
High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC)
AVR 660
±50 Amps
AVR 760
±60 Amps
Transient Intermodulation
Distortion (TIM)
Unmeasurable
Slew Rate
40V/µsec
Selectivity
Image Rejection
IF Rejection
±400kHz, 70dB
80dB
90dB
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Usable Sensitivity
Distortion
Selectivity
520–1720kHz
45dB
Loop 500µV
1kHz, 50% Mod 0.8%
±10kHz, 30dB
Video Section
Television Format
Input Level/Impedance
Output Level/Impedance
Video Frequency Response
(Composite and S-Video)
Video Frequency Response
(Component Video)
HDMI™
PAL
1Vp-p/75 ohms
1Vp-p/75 ohms
10Hz–8MHz (–3dB)
10Hz–100MHz (–3dB)
Version 1.3a with 10-bit Deep Color
General
Power Requirement
AC 230V/50Hz
Power Consumption170W idle, 1220W maximum
(7 channels driven, both models)
Stand-by consumption
AVR 760: <1 Watt, AVR 660: <1 Watt
Dimensions Width
Height
Depth
(Product)
440mm
165mm
435mm
(Shipping)
520mm
280mm
580mm
Weight
AVR 660
AVR 760
(Product)
19kg (42 lb)
20kg (44 lb)
(Shipping)
22.3kg (49 lb)
23.3kg (51 lb)
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range
Usable Sensitivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Distortion
Stereo Separation
87.5–108.0MHz
IHF 1.3µV/13.2dBf
Mono/Stereo 70/68dB
Mono/Stereo 0.2/0.3%
40dB @ 1kHz
Depth measurement includes knobs, buttons and terminal connections.
Height measurement includes feet and chassis.
Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
Please register your AVR 760/AVR 660 at www.harmankardon.com.
NOTE: You’ll need the product’s serial number. At the same time, you can choose to be notified about new products and/or special promotions.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Harman Kardon and Logic 7 are trademarks of Harman International Industries,
Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. EzSet/EQ, Designed
to Entertain and The Bridge II logo are trademarks of Harman International Industries,
Incorporated.
Apple, iPod, iTunes and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries. iPod not included. “Made for iPod” means that an electronic
accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod and has been certified by
the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the
operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
A-BUS is a registered trademark of Leisure Tech Electronics Pty Ltd.
Audiovox is a registered trademark of Audiovox Corporation.
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Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
CEA is a registered trademark of the Consumer Electronics Association.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, the double-D symbol and
Pro Logic are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. MLP Lossless is a trademark
of Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380;
5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 and other
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NOTE:
This Owner's Manual is the Basic version. It describes all functions essential for the use of the unit. For more in-depth
information, please download the Advanced Functions Manual from the harmankardon.com web site.
All references to the Advanced Functions Manual in the Basic Manual refer to the web-only, additional manual which
explains functions that go beyond the basic use of the receiver. This Advanced Functions Manual also contains more
worksheets and the remote control function list.
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