B&K Components, Ltd.
Reference 10
Reference 20
A/V System Controller
Owner’s Manual
p/n 12698 Rev. 9808B
B&K Components, Ltd., 2100 Old Union Road, Buffalo, New York 14227-2725
p/n 12698 Rev. 9808B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Making the connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Audio / Video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Digital Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SURROUND output CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Antenna Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Control outputs / IR Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
User Preference Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Edit Preset Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Edit Source Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Surround Mode Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setup/Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Speaker Size and Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Speaker Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Source Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
AM Tuner Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
FM Tuner Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Power On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Choosing a source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Tuner Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Temporary Level Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Surround Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Overrides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Getting A/V System Controller Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Zone 2 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Advanced Security Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Power On Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Control Out Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Factory Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
A/V System Controller Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rear Panel Enlarged View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, ”Pro Logic”, “AC-3", and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. © 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All
rights reserved.
DTS® is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, LLC. Additionally licensed under the following US
Patent 5,451,942 & National Patent applications derived from PCT/US95/00959. Additional U.S. and Foreign
Patents pending. “DTS”, “digital sound”, and “coherent acoustics” logos are trademarks of DTS Technology LLC.
All rights reserved.
Motorola® ,
, “Powered by Motorola”™, Motorola name and logo are registered trademarks of Motorola, Inc.
The Reference 20 may be used to process Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital
The Reference 10 may be used to process Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and DTS.
Accessories included: Owners manual, Remote control Manual, Power cord, Remote control, 4-AAA batteries
© Copyright 1998 All Rights Reserved.
B&K Components, Ltd., 2100 Old Union Road, Buffalo New York 14227-2725
Phone (716)656-0026, Fax (716)656-1291, http://www.bkcomp.com, E-mail: info@bkcomp.com
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING
WARNING: to prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. Care should be taken to
prevent objects or liquid from entering the enclosure. Never handle the power cord with wet hands.
The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user of the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may constitute a risk of electric shock to you.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the unit.
Caution: To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
If an outdoor antenna is connected to the antenna input, be sure it is grounded to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built up static charges. Keep the outdoor antenna away from power lines.
Unplug the A/V System Controller from the AC outlet when plugging in or unplugging cables, when left unused for
an extended period of time, moving the A/V System Controller, or when you suspect lightning in your area.
Prevent damage to the power cord. Do not bend, pull, place objects on, alter, etc. Replace the power cord if it
becomes damaged. Always grasp the plug on the power cord when plugging in or unplugging the A/V System
Controller from the AC outlet.
Your system may produce sound levels capable of causing permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for extended
periods of time at high volume levels.
Make sure the A/V System Controller is placed on a level surface.
Protect the A/V System Controller from impact. (Do not drop it!!!)
The A/V System Controller is equipped with raised feet to provide ventilation, reduce acoustic feedback,and
provide protection against scratching the surface the unit is resting on. We advise against removing or altering
feet.
Do not stack anything on top of the A/V System Controller (amplifier, source, etc.) Leave a minimum of 3”
clearance from the top of the A/V System Controller to the next shelf (or component).
The A/V System Controller should be located away from heat sources such as heaters or amplifiers.
Do not perform any internal modifications to the A/V System Controller.
Always connect the A/V System Controller’s power cord to an unswitched AC outlet for normal operation.
If young children are present, adult supervision should be provided until the children are capable of following all
rules for safe operation.
Do not plug the A/V System Controller’s power cord into an outlet with an unreasonable number of other devices.
Be careful if using extension cords and ensure the total power used by all devices does not exceed the power
rating (watts/amperes) of the extension cord. Excessive loads may cause the insulation on the cord to heat and
possibly melt.
Mistaking CONTROL OUTPUT or IR INPUT connectors for audio/video inputs or outputs may damage your A/V
System Controller or other components.
Damage can occur to your speakers if the power rating of each individual driver is exceeded by the power
amplifiers connected to the A/V System Controller. Ensure that all the drivers in your system are capable of
handling not only the average power being delivered by the power amplifier, but also the peak power that is likely
to be generated during strong passages. If you are unsure of your speaker's power rating, contact the speaker
manufacturer or the dealer where you purchased them.
The A/V System Controller should be serviced by qualified personnel when:
The A/V System Controller is not functioning propoerly.
The A/V System Controller was exposed to rain or other type of moisture.
The A/V System Controller was dropped, or the chassis is damaged.
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FEATURES
Your new A/V System Controller is a versatile audio/video control center. The A/V System Controller is designed
to sound sensational and be an attractive, easy-to-use addition to your audio/video system. Although you already
have a good idea of your A/V System Controller’s features, we would like to take a moment to point out certain
highlights.
Remote Control - easy control of your B&K equipment.
Front Panel Operation - Nearly all functions can be controlled directly from the A/V System Controller.
Two-zone operation - complete digital/analog preamp/processor for zone 1 plus fully independent analog preamp
for second listening/viewing area.
Plug and Play operation - automatically selects the optimum input and surround sound format.
A/V presets - 20 preset memories allow instant recall of user settings.
Customized input and A/V preset names - assign names to presets, inputs, or the turn on message.
Internal Digitally Synthesized AM/FM Stereo tuner - stores 20 AM and 20 FM channels.
Analog inputs/outputs - seven A/V inputs and five A/V outputs all with stereo audio, composite video and
S-video plus one set of 5.1 channel surround outputs
Digital inputs/outputs - seven coaxial inputs and one coaxial output plus five optical inputs and one optical
output.
Control Outputs - four 12 VDC @ 50 mA outputs for controlling external systems such as a projection screen or
B & K amplifier.
IR inputs/outputs - two IR inputs and up to four IR outputs let you integrate the A/V System Controller with an
infrared repeater control system.
Gold Plated Connectors - better sound with minimum signal loss and degradation.
State-of-the-art Design ƒ 20 bit 48kHz A/D and 20 bit 32/44.1/48kHz D/As.
ƒ Dual Motorola DSP56K009 24 bit digital signal processors.
Upgradable - modular design allows for future A/D, D/A, digital receiver, DSP and bass management
enhancements.
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THE BASICS
The following is intended to familiarize users with common terms and applications of Home Theater equipment.
Sources - your A/V System Controller can directly provide audio from its built-in AM/FM tuner. It can also provide
limited video from its on-screen menu system. Typically you will want to connect a number of additional sources
(VCR, DVD player, etc.) to your A/V System Controller. Your A/V System Controller is designed to accomodate a
wide range of audio and video signals.
The following table lists the most popular home theater media and how the audio information is stored.
Source Media
Analog
PCM
Dolby Digital
DTS
Audio Cassette
X
Video Cassette
X
Laserdisc (LD)
X
X
X
X
Compact Disc (CD)
X
X
X
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Satellite Broadcast
X
Digital Audio Tape (DAT)
Digital Compact Cassette (DCC)
X (compressed)
Minidisc (MD)
X (compressed)
X
Analog vs. Digital Audio - This refers to the method used to place audio information on the source material and
how they are delivered to your A/V System Controller from the source. Analog signals exactly represent the sound
you will hear through a continuously varying voltage. Audio and video cassettes are analog recordings and are
normally delivered to your A/V System Controller over a pair of coaxial audio cables.
Digital signals closely approximate the original audio signals with a set of numbers referred to as a bitstream. CDs
and DVDs are sources of digital audio and are normally connected to your A/V System Controller through a
coaxial or optical digital cable. There are several different bitstream formats available. The simplest format is
called Pulse Code Modulation (PCM). In PCM, the bitstream directly represents the original 2-channel audio. In
Dolby Digital and DTS (see “Surround Formats” below) bitstreams are modified using a process called
compression to squeeze more information into limited space. DTS squeezes 5.1 channels into the space normally
required for two uncompressed channels, while Dolby Digital squeezes 5.1 channels into about ¼ the space
required for two channels. Your A/V System Controller automatically detects the bitstream currently being provided
from the source and performs the required decompression and surround processing. If no digital signal is present
your A/V System Controller will automatically switch to analog processing.
All sounds that you hear from your speakers are analog. Digital signals are automatically converted to analog by
your A/V System Controller before being output to your speakers.
If analog signals exactly represent the audio, while digital signals only approximate it, why would I want to
use digital?
All analog sources add some amount of noise and distortion to the audio signal. Additional noise can be
picked up through the cables from the source to your A/V System Controller. It is impossible for the A/V
System Controller to tell the difference between the desired signal and the added noise and distortion, so
it reproduces both of them. The result is increased background noise and decreased dynamic range and
fidelity. Digital signals are virtually immune to noise and distortion. The A/V System Controller can,
therefore, reproduce the signal with the greatest possible fidelity. We recommend you use digital signals
wherever possible. Also Dolby Digital and DTS (see “Surround Formats” below) work only with digital
signals.
Surround Formats - Your source material will be in one of five possible formats described below.
Monaural (Mono) - This is the oldest format available. It contains a single, full range audio channel.
Modern recordings are seldom made in this format, but most older movies and music are available only in
this format. You may get mono from any source - digital or analog. Sound will normally come only from
your center channel speaker, but your A/V System Controller can produce mono in two or four channels
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(see “Surround Mode”). Since all modern sources are stereo, the mono information is usually replicated
on both the left and right channels.
Stereo - Stereo contains two discrete, full range audio channels. This is the most common format for
music and is also used on many movies. You may get stereo from any source - digital or analog. Sound
will normally come only from your front left and right speakers, but your A/V System Controller can
additionally produce stereo in four or five channels (see “Surround Mode”).
Dolby Pro Logic - Dolby Pro Logic is a refinement of Dolby Surround which was the earliest form of true
surround processing. Like Stereo, Dolby Surround contains two discrete, full range audio channels. In
addition, a monaural, limited range rear channel is encoded on the two stereo channels in a process
called matrixing. The rear channel information is encoded in positive polarity on the left channel and in
negative polarity on the right channel. The Dolby Processor can detect this encoding (left minus right) and
send that information to the rear channels. Dolby Pro Logic adds additional processing to produce a full
range center channel by extracting the mono information from the left and right channel. This is the most
common format for all but the most recent movies. Music sources are occasionally encoded in Pro Logic.
However, many people prefer to use Pro Logic processing on all of their stereo sources. The center
channel extraction process often yields improved stereo imaging, especially when you are sitting away
from the “sweet spot” at center of the listening area. The rear channel processing often lends a pleasing
ambiance even to material that is not Pro Logic encoded. Dolby Pro Logic is fully compatible with stereo
and you may get it from any source - digital or analog. Sound will normally come from all five speakers in
your system, but your A/V System Controller can reduce the number of channels to two or four (see
“Surround Modes”).
Dolby Digital (also referred to as AC-3) - Dolby Digital contains up to five discrete, full range audio
channels plus an additional Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel. The LFE channel contains only low
frequency information for enhanced sound effects in movies. This combination of five discrete channels
plus a LFE channel is often referred to as 5.1 channels. Dolby Digital is a digital format only. It must be
delivered to your A/V System Controller over a coaxial or optical digital cable. As of the writing of this
manual, Dolby Digital is commercially available only on DVD (Also see Doby Digital RF below). It is also
possible to create your own Dolby Digital CDs and DATs if you have the recording equipment. You can’t
directly record Dolby Digital onto minidisc or digital compact cassette since these devices add their own
compression which is incompatible with the Dolby Digital compression. Sound will normally come from all
five speakers in your system, but your A/V System Controller can reduce the number of channels to two or
four (see “Surround Mode”). Not all Dolby Digital recordings will include all five channels, and, in fact, it is
common on DVDs to have two channel Dolby Digital with or without Pro Logic processing.
Dolby Digital RF (also referred to as AC3-RF) - Dolby Digital RF is identical to normal Dolby Digital
except that it uses a special RF encoding scheme to put the bitstream on Laserdiscs without replacing the
normal stereo (or Pro Logic) PCM bitstream that is normally available from laserdisc. In order to use Dolby
Digital RF laserdiscs you must have a B&K DT-1 RF demodulator or similar product from another
manufacturer. For best results with your A/V System Controller’s Plug and Play capability we strongly
recommend the DT-1.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) - DTS is the latest surround sound technology. DTS is similar to Dolby
Digital in that it provides 5.1 discrete audio channels. However, it uses more digital data to encode the
information and may provide greater fidelity than Dolby Digital. DTS is a digital format only. It must be
delivered to your A/V System Controller over a coaxial or optical digital cable. As of the writing of this
manual, DTS is commercially available only on laserdisc and CD with DVD coming soon. No RF
demodulator is required for DTS laserdiscs since the DTS bitstream replaces the normal PCM bitstream.
Like Dolby Digital, you can create your own DTS DATs or CDs but not minidisc or digital compact
cassette. As with Dolby Digital, sound will normally come from all five speakers in your system, but your
A/V System Controller can reduce the number of channels to two or four (see “Surround Mode”).
NOTE: The Reference 10 processes Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital, it DOES NOT process DTS.
The Reference 10 can be upgraded to process DTS. Contact B&K or your B&K dealer for
information on upgrades. The Reference 20 processes Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and DTS.
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Bass Management - Dolby Digital and DTS formats contain up to 5 full range channels plus LFE. Only a system
with five full-range (large) speakers plus a subwoofer can directly reproduce these formats. However, almost all
commercially available center channel speakers are small and incapable of reproducing the lowest bass
frequencies without distortion or even damage to the speaker. Many people also use small speakers in the rear of
their system, while others use small speakers all around. Use of a subwoofer is almost mandatory when using five
small speakers, but people with at least two large speakers may or may not choose to use a subwoofer. Some
people may not use a center channel or rear speakers at all. In order to handle any possible combination of large,
small, or missing speakers, a home theater system must contain good bass management, a concept often
missing from two-piece systems where the Dolby Digital or DTS decoder is separate from the preamp. Your A/V
System Controller contains a complete bass management system. You can use as few as two large front left and
right speakers or two small left and right speakers plus a subwoofer or as many as five full range speakers plus a
subwoofer or any combination in between without missing any information. Wherever small speakers are used the
bass management system prevents low bass information from going to that speaker (“high pass”). This bass
information is rerouted to a speaker that can handle it, usually a subwoofer, but it can also send center, rear, or
LFE bass to large front speakers if no subwoofer is available. When center or rear speakers are not used at all,
the missing channel is sent (“downmixed”) to the front speakers.
Preamp - A preamp typically includes the capability to select from a number of sources, adjust volume levels and
route the data to an amplifier. Your A/V System Controller includes a high quality preamp.
Processor - A processor typically includes the capability to decode one or more surround formats, and convert
between digital and analog as required. Your A/V System Controller is capable of decoding the surround formats
described above.
Zone - A zone is usually a room with speakers installed in it. Your A/V System Controller includes a full
preamp/processor for zone 1 plus an additional analog stereo preamplifier for zone 2. This allows, for example,
watching a Dolby Digital movie in zone one while simultaneously using the built-in AM/FM tuner in another room.
Amplifier - An amplifier takes the output of a preamp/processor and increases its level to that necessary to drive a
speaker. Your A/V System Controller includes direct preamp/processor surround outputs for connecting to
external amplifiers and/or powered speakers. You must also provide external amplification for the second zone if
you should use that capability.
Speakers - A surround sound system typically uses 5 speakers located left front, center front, right front, right
rear, and left rear plus a subwoofer located anywhere in the room. Best results are achieved using five identical
full range speakers plus subwoofer. This is not always practical. Excellent results can be achieved using smaller
and/or fewer speakers, as long as you go through the set up procedures described later in the manual.
Composite vs. S-video - Composite video is the oldest standard for color video. It combines the luminance
(brightness or black-and-white) and chrominance (color) information onto a single conductor. These signals must
be separated again for display resulting in some degradation of the video quality. S-video is a newer standard that
uses separate conductors for the luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) information resulting in better video quality.
Your A/V System Controller is capable of switching both composite and S-video signals, but it cannot convert
between video types.
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FRONT PANEL
1. Headphone Jack - Stereo headphones having a standard ¼ inch binaural plug can be connected to the
headphone output. The A/V System Controller must be on and in HEADPHONE Mode for proper headphone
operation.
2. Front panel buttons
SLEEP
Puts the A/V System Controller in standby mode.
PRESET
Steps through audio / video presets for instant recall of setups.
Pressing ENTER recalls the preset.
ENTER
Confirm selection or display current status of the receiver.
MENU
Enter / exit menu system
DOWN
U P Step through menus, sources, or surround modes.
SOURCE
Steps through the audio / video sources.
MODE
Steps through the surround modes.
LEVEL
Selects MASTER, CENTER, REAR, and SUBWOOFER level
Also allows ZONE 2 operation.
3. Main power switch - Removes all power to the A/V System Controller. Normal operation of the A/V System
Controller requires the power switch to remain on. Use the Sleep button for daily on and off of the A/V System
Controller. It places the unit in standby mode that allows turning back on with the remote control. Turn the A/V
System Controller off with the main power switch when not using it for an extended period of time.
4. Volume control - For controlling system volume. Turning the shuttle-type volume control clockwise increases
the volume level, counterclockwise decreases the volume level. The volume knob is also used to change other
A/V System Controller settings. See THE MENU SYSTEM and OPERATION
5. Level indicators - Display which volume level is being changed - MASTER, CENTER, REAR, or
SUBWOOFER. The bottom indicator is for the activation of ZONE 2. It is lit when changes are made to zone 2.
6. Display - The A/V System Controller display is a 16 character alphanumeric fluorescent display. Displays
current status of A/V System Controller and any changes being performed.
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REAR PANEL
The A/V System Controller’s back panel is organized into groups of inputs and outputs for audio and video as
shown below. See back of this manual for an enlarged view.
1. AC fuse holder - Holds the AC Line fuse. Replace only with 0.5 Amp / 250 Volt Fast Blow fuse.
2. AC input receptacle - For attaching the supplied AC power cord to the A/V System Controller.
3. RS-232 input (optional)- For future interface applications.
4. Zone audio outputs - Variable level output to your external amplifiers. Note: the zone 1 outputs are identical to
the surround left and right front outputs.
5. Serial number - B&K Components, Ltd. serial number of your unit.
6. Antenna inputs - Connections for the AM and FM antennas.
7. Line inputs - connections from your audio/video sources.
Red RCA jacks
- right analog audio
White RCA jacks
- left analog audio
Yellow RCA jacks
- composite video
4 pin din jacks
- S-video
8. Line level outputs - Fixed level outputs to an audio or video recorder.
9. Zone video outputs - Variable level outputs to your video monitors.
10. IR in - Accepts input from external IR receptors. Connect an IR repeater (“home run”) to IR IN for controlling
the A/V System Controller. This method of control is useful when the front IR receptor is blocked (for example, by
a cabinet door) or to control the A/V System Controller from another room. This input is typically used in place of
an emitter attached to the front panel.
11. Control outs - Outputs that allow you to remotely control external devices. (See “Making The Connection“).
12. Digital outputs - One optical and one 3.5 mm coaxial that carry digital information from the selected digital
input of the A/V System Controller out to digital recorders, personal computers, etc.
13. Surround outputs - Variable level outputs for driving external power amplifiers or powered speakers.
14. Digital inputs - Inputs used to connect a digital audio signal from your source to the A/V System Controller.
The incoming signal may be PCM, Dolby Digital (AC-3) or DTS (Reference 20 only).
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MAKING THE CONNECTION
It’s tempting to just plug in your new A/V System Controller and have great sound pour out. Before you do that,
take a few minutes to plan out how you want the A/V System Controller to fit into your audio/video system. Ask
yourself the following questions:
y
y
What source components do I want to connect to my A/V System Controller? (CD, VCR, etc.)
What equipment will be receiving the audio and video? (TV monitor, Speakers, etc.)
The answers to your questions determine how many cables you need to connect to the back of the A/V System
Controller. Good preplanning equals great sound. Keep these recommendations in mind:
y
y
y
y
y
y
List all components in your system and indicate which jacks of the A/V System Controller each component will
be connected to. Your A/V System Controller has seven sets of inputs. It is convenient to connect a DVD
player to the input labeled DVD or a VCR to the input labeled V1 or TAPE, etc. However, your equipment may
differ from the labeling on the back of your A/V System Controller. In most cases you can connect any type of
source to any input (see FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS). For example, if you don’t have a satellite
receiver you can connect a DAT player or a second cassette deck to SAT. You can also reprogram the source
name that will appear on your A/V System Controller’s front panel and on-screen display (see SETUP SOURCE NAMES)
Also note the length of the cable for each component’s connection and describe how it should be routed or
draw your routing scheme below your list. You may want to label each cable with a name or number at both
ends. Use high quality connections to maintain high quality audio and video.
Think about the type and length of cable you need and obstacles in the cable’s path (doorways, furniture,
walkways, etc.). To decide which ones are right for you talk to your dealer about the various cable products
that are available.
For safety, keep all cables out of high traffic areas (hallways or doorways) and away from equipment that
radiates power, including amplifiers, power cords, heaters, etc.
If you might expand your audio/video system later, keep these ideas in mind as you plan current cable runs.
To provide the best tuner reception, make sure the antenna is at least several feet away from the A/V System
Controller and any other equipment that may produce high frequency interference such as Personal
computers, CD players, halogen lamps, etc.
Take a look at the back panel of the A/V System Controller. You will notice that the RCA-type audio input and
output connectors are identified by colors, red for right channel and white for the left channel audio. Composite
video input and output connectors are identified by yellow. Coaxial digital inputs are identified by orange. The
surround outputs are identified by black.
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AUDIO / VIDEO CONNECTIONS
Connecting your analog sources to your A/V System Controller
Audio / Video source - connecting a DVD/VLD player to the A/V System Controller’s analog inputs. Use the same
instructions for connecting to other audio / video sources such as a television, satellite receiver, cable box, etc.
(Omit the video connections for an audio-only component such
as a CD player)
DVD
Attach one end of the audio interconnect cable to the left audio
output on the DVD/VLD player, then attach the other end to the
left (white) DVD/VLD audio input on the A/V System Controller.
Repeat for the right (red) audio connection. Attach one end of
the composite video interconnect cable to the video out on the
DVD/VLD player, then attach the other end to the yellow video
input on the A/V System Controller labeled DVD/VLD. Repeat
for the S-video connections if you are using S-video.
S-Video input
from DVD output
Composite video input
from DVD output
Right audio input from
DVD output
Left audio input from
DVD output
Z1
LINE INPUTS
S-Video output
to monitor input
Composite video output
to monitor input
Video Monitor - Attach one end of the composite video
interconnect cable to the video input on the monitor, then attach
the other end to the yellow video output on the A/V System
Controller’s ZONE OUTPUTS. Repeat for the S-video
connections if you are using S-video. Use Z1 for zone 1 and Z2
for zone 2.
ZONE OUTPUTS
VCR or audio recorder - connect a VCR to V1 . Use the same instructions for connecting to the V2 and TAPE
analog inputs. If connecting a cassette deck or other audio-only recorder then omit the video connections.
V1
V1
S-Video output
to VCR input
S-Video input
from VCR output
Composite video output
to VCR input
Right audio output
to VCR input
Left audio output
to VCR input
Composite video input
from VCR output
Right audio input
from VCR output
Left audio input
from VCR output
LINE OUTPUTS
LINE INPUTS
Attach one end of the audio interconnect cable to the left audio output on the VCR, then attach the other end to the
left (white) V1 audio input on the A/V System Controller. Repeat for the right (red) audio connection. Attach one
end of the composite video interconnect cable to the composite video output on the VCR, then attach the other
end to the yellow video input on the A/V System Controller labeled V1. Repeat for the S-video connections if you
are using S-video.
Attach one end of the audio interconnect cable to the left audio input on the VCR, then attach the other end to the
left (white) V1 audio output on the A/V System Controller. Repeat for the right (red) audio connection. Attach one
end of the composite video interconnect cable to the composite video input on the VCR, then attach the other end
to the yellow video output on the A/V System Controller labeled V1. Repeat for the S-video connections if you are
using S-video.
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DIGITAL CONNECTIONS
Connect digital inputs (DVD, VLD, etc.) to the A/V System Controller. You will need either coaxial or optical digital
inputs to play Dolby Digital (AC-3) or DTS surround sound processing. Digital connections are also recommended
for PCM sources. If your source has both optical and coaxial outputs connect only one.
COAX DIGITAL INPUTS
TV-V3
V2
V1
Coaxial digital inputs - standard RCA type
connectors. Attach one end of your digital coaxial
cable to your source coaxial digital out and the other
end to the appropriate A/V System Controller coaxial
digital (orange) input.
DIGITAL OUTPUTS
3.5mm
OPTICAL COAX
3.5 mm digital input
from PC or portable
V3
3.5mm
COAX INPUT
Coax digital input
from DVD output
SAT
SAT
OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUTS
CD
DVD
V2
DT-1
Receiver
COAX DIGITAL INPUTS
TV-V3
V2
V1
MAIN
OUTPUT
CD
DVD/VLD
3.5
mm
coaxial digital input - You may connect the V3 coaxial input using a
3.5 mm mono jack instead of the RCA type jack. This input works the
same as the other digital inputs but uses a 3.5 mm mono jack instead
of an RCA. The plug must be wired as tip (+) and the long barrel
section (-).
Optical digital inputs - First, remove the cap on
the optical digital input. Save the cap. Attach one
end of your digital optical cable to your source
and the other end to the appropriate digital input
on the back of the A/V System Controller.
SAT
CD
COAX
INPUT
AC-3 RF
INPUT
DVD/VLD
Coax digital input
from VLD output
AC-3 RF input
from VLD output
V1
Optical digital output
from source
Connecting A Laserdisc Player - Dolby Digital
(AC-3) laserdiscs use a special technique called
AC-3 RF to encode the Dolby Digital bitstream. If the
laserdisc player is capable of playing back Dolby
Digital discs it will have a separate output for this
bitstream in addition to the normal coaxial and/or
optical outputs. Do not connect the AC3-RF output
directly to your A/V System Controller. The AC-3 RF
bitstream must first be converted to a normal
(non-RF) Dolby Digital type signal. It is
recommended that a B&K DT-1 be used to convert
and select between the Laser’s AC-3 RF and
PCM/DTS signals. The output from a DT-1 will
automatically select between the connected
PCM/DTS bitstreams and the converted AC-3 RF
Dolby Digital signal. Other AC-3 RF to Dolby Digital
decoders may not make this switch automatically.
Connect the laserdisc’s AC3-RF output to the DT-1’s AC-3 RF input. Connect either the laserdisc player’s PCM
coaxial or optical digital output (not both) to the DT-1’s coaxial or optical input. Connect the DT-1’s coaxial output
to the desired coaxial digital input on your A/V System Controller.
Digital Outputs - Connect to a digital recorder (CD-R,
minidisc, DAT, personal computer, etc.) This signal is
the same as the incoming digital signal from the
selected source. If your digital recorder has both
optical and coaxial inputs you need only connect one.
Optical digital output DIGITAL OUTPUTS
The A/V System Controller converts optical to coaxial
3.5mm
to digital recorder
OPTICAL COAX
and coaxial to optical. You can connect one digital
recorder to the optical output and another recorder to
the coaxial. The coaxial connector is a 3.5 mm type for
3.5 mm digital output
V3
direct connection to a personal computer. You will
to digital recorder
3.5mm
need an adapter to connect the 3.5mm type to a
COAX INPUT
standard RCA type coaxial input
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SURROUND OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
Connect the A/V System Controller’s surround outputs to your external amplifier(s) or powered speakers.
Here is a typical A/V System Controller output setup:
POWERED
SUBWOOFER
SURROUND OUTPUTS
SUB 1 CENTER 1 REAR L FRONT L
SUB 2 CENTER 2 REAR R FRONT R
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
INPUT 3
INPUT 4
INPUT 5
Power Amplifier
OUTPUT 1
MINUS
PLUS
OUTPUT 2
MINUS
PLUS
OUTPUT 4
OUTPUT 3
MINUS
PLUS
MINUS
PLUS
OUTPUT 5
MINUS
PLUS
Rear Left
Rear Right
Center
Front Right
Front Left
Subwoofer Output - Connect an RCA cable from one of the A/V System Controller’s two SUB outputs (part of
the surround outputs). You may connect a second subwoofer to the other SUB output if desired. If your subwoofer
does not contain its own amplifier you will need to purchase an external B&K or other power amplifier. Connect the
A/V System Controller’s SUB output to the audio input of the external amplifier. Connect the external amplifier’s
speaker output to your subwoofer.
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ANTENNA CONNECTIONS
TUNER
The FM jack is a standard screw on F-type
connector. The AM is a push type. Strip ¼ inch of
insulation off your AM antenna wires and insert one
wire end into each hole while holding the tabs
down. Release the tabs to lock in the AM antenna
wires.
FM antenna
FM Antenna Input
from Indoor/Outdoor Antenna,
Cable Box, etc.
AM Antenna Input
from Loop Antenna
AM antenna
CONTROL OUTPUTS / IR INPUTS
CONTROL OUT
1
2
+12VDC
50mA
IR IN
Z1
3.5 mm control output
to amplifier, etc.
Control Outputs - These connections are used for
controlling other equipment such as an external B&K
Components, Ltd. amplifier, projection screen, etc.
Connect your control cable to the A/V System
Controller using a mono 3.5 mm jack shown at left.
The plug must be wired as tip (+) and the long barrel
section (-).
CAUTION!
3.5 mm IR in
from remote repeater
3
4
Z2
The Control outputs are programmable for each source in your system (see “Advanced Setup”). However, the A/V
System Controller provides the following factory preprogrammed setup that should serve for most standard
system applications.
Control 1 - HEADPHONE - On (+12 VDC) when zone 1 is on and not in Headphone mode, off when zone 1 is off
or in Headphone Mode. This mode may be used for controlling external amplifiers or powered subwoofers in zone
1.
Control 2 - ZONE 2. On (+12 VDC) when zone 2 is on, off (0 VDC) when zone 2 is off. This mode is used for
controlling external amplifiers, projection screens, etc. in zone 2.
Control 3 - Z1 + Z2. On (+12 VDC) when zone 1, zone 2, or both zones are turned on. Off (0 VDC) when both
zones are off.
Control 4 -REMOTE. It will repeat a received 38 kHz modulated IR signal. The A/V System Controller will transmit
received IR signals even in sleep mode.
Note - The control outputs can output a maximum of 50 mA. Check to see that the source you are connecting to
the control out requires 50 mA or less current.
WARNING - Not all manufacturers adhere to the +12 VDC control specification. Check to see if your
sources control inputs are +12 VDC compatible. Do not connect your A/V System Controller’s control
outputs to a source with control or remote inputs rated at +5 VDC or other voltage rating. Damage to your
source may result.
IR Inputs - Your A/V System Controller can be controlled by a directly connected IR repeater system in
combination with or in place of the supplied remote control. Connect your IR input cable to the A/V System
Controller using a mono 3.5 mm jack shown above. The plug must be wired as tip (+) and the long barrel section
(-). The inputs are standard 38kHz modulated IR type with a voltage range of +5 to +12 VDC.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My collection of equipment differs from the labels on the back of my A/V System Controller, how can I hook them
up?
Your A/V System Controller provides 5 identical sets of inputs - V1, V2, DVD, CD, and SAT. Each of these has
analog audio, composite video, S-video, coaxial digital audio, and optical digital audio. It is convenient to connect
components as labeled on the back of your A/V System Controller, but since all the inputs are identical, you can connect any
compatible source to any set of inputs. For example, you can connect a DAT player to V1 instead of a VCR. You can program
your A/V System Controller to display any 5 character name for any input (see SETUP - SOURCE NAMES).
The sixth input, TV-V3, is identical to the others except that the optical digital input is replaced by a 3.5 mm coaxial
for simple connection to portable equipment or personal computers. You can also connect portables to any other coaxial
digital input using adapters or special cables. If you have a source with only optical digital output don’t connect it to TV-V3.
The seventh input, TAPE, has analog audio, composite video and S-video, but has no digital inputs. It is primarily
intended for analog recorders such as VCRs or cassette decks. If you have a three-head cassette or reel-to-reel tape deck
you will prefer the TAPE input since it allows a full tape monitor capability. Tape monitor allows you to listen to what is actually
on the tape as you are recording it. The V2 input also provides full tape monitor capabilities for zone 2. If you don’t use zone 2
you can use V2 as a second independent analog tape monitor loop. V1 includes a line level output but does not provide a true
tape monitor capability.
My DVD player (or other source) has both optical and coaxial digital outputs. Should I connect both?
No, connect only one digital cable per source. (See also next question.)
Do I need an AC-3 RF demodulator (B&K DT-1 or equivalent) to playback Dolby Digital
DVDs?
No, this is required only for Dolby Digital (AC-3) laserdiscs.
Do I need an AC-3 RF demodulator (B&K DT-1 or equivalent) to playback DTS laserdiscs?
No, this is required only for Dolby Digital (AC-3) laserdiscs.
Do I need to connect both analog and digital audio from my DVD player (or other digital audio source) to the A/V
System Controller?
In general, it is simpler to connect both. However, if you can meet all of the following criteria you need only connect
digital:
1. I do not use zone 2. (Zone 2 is analog only - if you use zone 2 you must connect both left and right analog to hear audio.)
2. I do not own any old laserdiscs. (Early laserdiscs contained only analog audio tracks - you must connect both left and
right analog audio to play these back.)
3. I do not use Tape Monitor. (It is possible to tape digital-only sources. However, if you wish to listen directly to the tape as
you are recording - you must connect both left and right analog audio - the tape monitor loops are strictly analog.)
If the tape monitor loop is strictly analog, how do I make an analog recording of a digital-only source?
Do not select TAPE. Select the source you wish to record. Select STEREO Lt Rt mode. If that source is digital, the
converted digital-to-analog will appear at the tape and V1 outputs. V2 out, like Z2 out, is analog only. (See also Operation Source Selection and Operation - Surround Mode.)
I want to make direct digital recordings from my CD player (or other digital source) on my DAT (or other digital
recorder). Can my A/V System Controller make this connection for me?
Yes, your A/V System Controller’s digital outputs act much like the analog tape outputs. When you select a source, if
that source has a digital connection to your A/V System Controller, then that digital signal will appear on the A/V System
Controller’s coaxial and optical digital outputs. Simply connect all of your sources digital outputs to your A/V System
Controllers digital inputs. You can then connect up to two digital recorder inputs to your A/V System Controller’s two digital
outputs.
My laserdisc player (or other digital source) has only optical output, but my CD recorder (or other digital recorder)
has only coaxial input. Do I need some sort of converter to make direct digital recordings?
No, your A/V System Controller will convert optical to coaxial and coaxial to optical. The currently selected digital
input (optical or coaxial) will appear at both of the A/V System Controller’s digital outputs (optical and coaxial).
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Do I need to connect both analog and digital audio from my A/V System Controller to my CD, DAT, MD, etc. recorder?
In general, yes. If all of the sources you wish to record are digital, then you need only connect digital to your
recorder. However, your A/V System Controller does not provide digital outputs for non-digital inputs. If you wish make a
digital recording from an analog-only source you must also connect analog from your A/V System Controller (Tape or V1 out)
to your recorder.
Can I connect a phonograph directly to my A/V System Controller?
No, you will need a separate outboard phono preamplifier. The output of the phone preamp can then be connected
to any analog input on your A/V System Controller. There are several high-quality outboard phono preamps available. Talk to
the dealer where you purchased your A/V System Controller.
Do I need to connect both S-video and composite video to my A/V System Controller?
If all of your video equipment has S-video then you need only connect S-video. S-video is a higher quality video
format and you will probably not want to use composite. If all or most of your video equipment is composite then it is simplest
to just connect the composite and omit S-video.
Can I connect mixed composite and S-video sources?
Yes, but your A/V System Controller will not convert S-video to composite or composite to S-video. If your monitors
and VCRs accept only composite video then there is no point in connecting S-video from other sources. If you use mixed
S-video and composite sources you must connect both S-video and composite to your monitors and VCRs. You will need to
change your monitor or VCR S-video / composite inputs manually when you change sources. This can normally be done via
the monitor’s or VCR’s remote control (or the supplied universal remote). Some monitors or VCRs may require you to
physically disconnect S-video before they will accept composite video. Some monitors are capable of automatic switching
between S-video and composite, but this may not work correctly using your A/V System Controller’s Z1 output. Refer to your
monitor or VCR manual.
To assist you, the A/V System Controller’s on-screen display will tell you what video is currently selected whenever
you change sources or hit the SEL (remote) or ENTER (remote or front panel) key, but it cannot switch your monitor or VCR
input for you. Note that if the currently selected source is S-video and your monitor is switched to composite, you will see a
black-and-white picture on your monitor. If the currently selected source is composite and your monitor is set to S-video, you
will see a grainy color picture.
Can I connect mixed composite and S-video monitors and VCRs?
Yes, but you must connect both S-video and composite from all of your sources - your A/V System Controller will not
convert between S-video and composite. Refer to the previous question if not all of your sources have both S-video and
composite outputs.
For example, it is common to have an S-video monitor and a composite VCR. Connect the monitor to the Zone 1
S-video output and the VCR to the V1 or TAPE composite output. The composite inputs will appear at the composite outputs
for TAPE and V1. (The S-video inputs also appear at the TAPE and V1 S-video outputs, but, in this example, they are not
connected.) To prevent feedback, TAPE IN will not appear on TAPE OUT and V1 IN will not appear on V1 OUT - this also
applies to the audio outputs. Zone 2 works the same for Z2 OUT and V2 OUT with feedback prevention on V2.
Things get a bit more complicated for the Zone 1 output because it contains your A/V System Controller’s internal
on-screen display system. You must be sure that you tell your A/V System Controller which type of monitor you have in Zone
1 (see the following SETUP procedures). For the above example, connect your monitor to the Zone 1 S-video output and set
the Zone 1 monitor type to S-video in the SETUP procedure The S-video inputs will appear at he Zone 1 S-video outputs
along with your A/V System Controller’s on-screen display. Note that, for the example, to view the tape made on the
composite VCR you will need to switch your monitor to composite - see the previous question.
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SETUP
For best results, perform the following set up procedure when you initially install your A/V System Controller and
anytime you change or add sources, speakers, etc. or when you rearrange your listening area
THE MENU SYSTEM
Setup of your A/V System Controller will require you to navigate through the menu system. We recommend that
you use a video monitor connected to the zone 1 output along with the remote control provided with your A/V
System Controller. It is also possible to set up your A/V System Controller from the front panel. Do not leave your
video monitor on with the A/V System Controller in the menu system for long periods of time. This can result in
permanently burning the menu display into your monitor’s screen. This would take several hours so there is no
danger of it happening during normal setup procedures. The following are general instructions for using the menu
system. A complete guide to the menu system is included at the back of this manual.
MENU - If you are not already in the menu system, the MENU button will activate the menu system. Once you are
in the menu system, the MENU button will return you to the next higher level menu or, if you are already at the
highest level, it will exit from the menu system.
UP/DOWN ARROWS - Once you are in the menu system, use the UP/DOWN ARROWS to move to the desired
menu selection. The currently active menu line is highlighted in a contrasting color.
SEL (remote) or ENTER (remote or front panel) - Some menu selections cause another menu to be activated.
Use the UP/DOWN ARROWS to move to the desired menu line. Pressing SEL or ENTER will activate the next
menu.
NUMERIC KEYS (remote only) - From the remote control you may also go directly to a menu line by typing the
corresponding line number. If there is another menu below that line it will be activated immediately (no ENTER
required).
LEFT/RIGHT ARROWS (remote) or VOLUME KNOB (front panel) - Some menu selections allow you to change
one of the A/V System Controller settings. Use the UP/DOWN ARROWS to move to the desired menu line.
Pressing the LEFT/RIGHT ARROWS will change the setting. There are no LEFT/RIGHT ARROWS on the front
panel. While in the menu system, the VOLUME KNOB acts as the LEFT/RIGHT ARROWS. This means that you
will not be able to adjust the volume from the front panel while in the menu system. The remote control volume will
work in most menus.
TEXT EDITING - some menu selections will require you to edit text. Use the UP/DOWN ARROWS to change the
current (blinking) character. Use the LEFT/RIGHT ARROWS (or VOLUME KNOB) to move to another character
position.
HELP SCREENS - The MAIN MENU provides a HELP GUIDE that summarizes these instructions. Specific help is
also provided at the bottom of every menu. The MAIN MENU also provides a PRODUCT INFORMATION screen
that provides basic information on your A/V System Controller. These screens will automatically scroll through
each line.
UNIVERSAL REMOTE - Remember that when you press a source button (DVD, CD, etc.) the remote now
controls the selected device. To return control to your A/V System Controller, you must press AUDIO. ALWAYS
check that your remote is set to AUDIO before attempting to control your A/V System Controller. AUDIO
will be displayed in the remotes LCD window.
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USER PREFERENCE SETUP
You should always perform USER PREFERENCE SETUP after first installing your A/V System Controller and
after adding/changing sources or video monitors. Be sure your main power is switched on from the front panel. For
correct zone 1 video operation it is important that you perform the first step - DISPLAY OPTIONS - Z1 VIDEO
MONITOR. Other USER PREFERENCE setups are less important - the factory setting will work fine for most
users. Feel free to skip to SETUP/CONFIGURE after setting your Z1 monitor type.
1
2
3
4
5
6
USER PREFERENCE SETUP
MAIN MENU
Help / Navigate
Product Information
Zone 2 Operation
Edit Preset Title
User Preferences
Setup / Configure
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
1
2
3
4
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
exit menu system
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Edit Preset Options
Edit Source Names
Display options
Surround Modes
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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Action
turn on A/V System Controller
2 MENU
A SLEEP
MENU
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to User Preferences
4 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate USER PREFERENCE SETUP
1 AUD or POWER
activate menu system
Display Options
This menu allows you to setup various aspects of your video and front panel displays.
USER PREFERENCE SETUP
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
Edit Preset Options
Edit Source Names
Display Options
Surround Modes
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Display Options
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate DISPLAY OPTIONS
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Set your Zone 1 video monitor type - You should do this first so that you will get the best possible display while
performing the rest of the setup procedure.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z1 Video Monitor
VOLUME KNOB
change monitor setting Composite or S-Video
If you have a composite-only monitor or prefer to use composite video set this to COMPOSITE. If you have an
S-video monitor and will be using S-video sources set this to S-VIDEO. The S-VIDEO setting allows for mixed
composite and S-video sources.
In COMPOSITE mode your A/V System Controller will send only composite video to your zone 1 monitor. If your
A/V System Controller detects no composite video on the currently selected source it will send its internal
composite background screen to the monitor.
In S-VIDEO mode, your A/V System Controller will look for S-video on the selected source. If it finds S-video it will
send it to your Z1 monitor. If it finds no S-video but does find composite video it will send composite video to your
monitor. It is up to you to set your monitor accordingly. If it finds no video it will send its internal background screen
to your monitor. If S-video was previously detected on the current source, then the background screen will be
S-video. If composite was previously detected then the background screen will be composite. Setting Z1 VIDEO
MONITOR to COMPOSITE then back to S-VIDEO temporarily resets all inputs to S-video. If your monitor is
capable of both composite and S-video, make sure that its setting matches the setting you have chosen for the
A/V System Controller. After making this setting you should have a sharp, color picture on your zone 1 monitor.
Set the background color for your on-screen display menus 1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Background Color
VOLUME KNOB
change Background Color
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Set the intensity of on-screen video overlays - Overlays will appear when you change a A/V System Controller
setting or your A/V System Controller detects a change in the incoming audio or video information. Transparent
mode allows video to be seen behind the overlay.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Overlay
VOLUME KNOB
change Overlay Type
Set the intensity of the front panel display or turn it off 1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Front Display
VOLUME KNOB
change Display Brightness
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Set the tuner video - This allows you to view a TV/FM simulcast or watch a network sports broadcast while
listening to your local radio announcer. You can set any of the seven external sources. You can also choose “last”.
In “last” mode the tuner video will be from whatever source you watched before switching to TUNER. The final
choice for tuner video is off. In zone 1 “off” will cause the background color to be displayed. Zone 2 has no
on-screen display capability so off is truly off.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
5 MENU
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
last
Z2 Tuner Video
last
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z1 Tuner Video
VOLUME KNOB
select Z1 Tuner Video
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z2 Tuner Video
VOLUME KNOB
select Z2 Tuner Video
MENU
return to USER PREFERENCE SETUP
Edit Preset Options
This menu allows you to configure your EDIT PRESET menu (see OPERATION - PRESETS) to allow changing
only the preset title (as you are used to if you have used older B&K equipment) or a more versatile mode that
allows for directly editing common preset information from the EDIT PRESET menu. Check that you are in USER
PREFERENCE SETUP and that the remote is in AUDIO mode.
USER PREFERENCE SETUP
1
2
3
4
EDIT PRESET OPTIONS
Edit Preset Options
Edit Source Names
Display options
Surround Modes
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
Full Edit Preset
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
←→
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previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Edit Preset Options
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate EDIT PRESET OPTIONS
VOLUME KNOB
choose option
MENU
return to USER PREFERENCE SETUP
3
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
4 MENU
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Edit Source Name
From the factory, your A/V System Controller will display source names that match those printed on the rear of the
A/V System Controller and on the supplied remote. However, this menu allows you to change the displayed names
to match the actual sources used. If you do not want to change the names then skip this step. Note that the tuner
name cannot be changed. Check that you are in USER PREFERENCE SETUP and that the remote is in AUDIO
mode.
EDIT SOURCE NAME
USER PREFERENCE SETUP
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2
3
4
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Edit Preset Options
Edit Source Names
Display options
Surround Modes
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
Using AV system controller
select source to rename
AUD
to select control
change character
↑ ↓
change position
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move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Edit Source Names
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate EDIT SOURCE NAME
3 desired source
… (SOURCE) step to source select source to rename
4 AUDIO
5 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
return control to A/V System Controller
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
change blinking character
VOLUME KNOB
move to new character position
7 repeat 5 - 6
repeat 5 - 6
continue changing characters
8 repeat 3 - 7
repeat 3 - 7
rename more sources
9 MENU
MENU
return to USER PREFERENCE SETUP
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ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Surround Mode Operation
This menu allows you to set the level of automation your A/V System Controller will apply in choosing a surround
mode and make a special setup for stereo listening. Check that you are in USER PREFERENCE SETUP and that
the remote is in AUDIO mode.
Set Surround Operation - Most users wll prefer the factory setting - AUTOMATIC. In this mode the A/V System
Controller automatically sets the surround mode to full 5.1 channel operation (or as many as permitted by your
speaker setup) whenever a Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream is detected regardless of what surround mode you
have selected. For example, load your CD changer with a normal PCM CD, a DTS CD, and another normal PCM
CD and set the surround mode to 3-STEREO. While the PCM CD is playing you will get sound from the front and
center speakers only. When the disc changes to the DTS CD you will get sound from front, center, and rear. When
the third (PCM) CD starts the A/V System Controller returns to 3-STEREO. Note that if a Dolby Digital or DTS
source is currently playing and you change the surround mode the A/V System Controller will stay in the selected
surround mode until you change to another disc. In MANUAL mode the chosen surround mode remains set
regardless of the bitstream detected. In the above example only the front and center speakers would be used on
all three CDs even though the DTS CD was capable of providing full 5 channel sound. Note that the rear channel
information is not lost. It is simply mixed into the front speakers.
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USER PREFERENCE SETUP
1
2
3
4
SURROUND MODE OPERATION
1 Surround Operation
Auto
Dolby Digital / DTS 5.1
overrides MODE setting
2 Stereo Operation
Normal
STEREO MODE is Digital
Front L/R speaker size
from speaker setup menu
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
M E N U previous page
Edit Preset Options
Edit Source Names
Display Options
Surround Modes
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
select menu page
move to new line
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Surround Modes
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate SURROUND MODE OPERATION
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Surround Operation
VOLUME KNOB
choose desired mode
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Set Stereo Operation - Most users wll prefer the factory setting - NORMAL. In this mode, the settings you will
enter in the following speaker setup apply to the STEREO surround mode as well as all the other modes. Users
with large front speakers may wish to use them with a subwoofer for movies to keep the extreme bass contained
in some movies out of their front speakers. However, they may wish to use their front speakers as full range
speakers when listening to stereo music material. If this is your case then set STEREO OPERATION to LARGE.
We do not recommend using the LARGE setting if you use small, satellite or bookshelf speakers as the bass
information even in stereo music may damage the speakers at high volume levels. Some users may prefer the
sound of their source’s (or separate) digital to analog converter over the converter contained in the A/V System
Controller but still wish to use the A/V System Controller’s converter for Dolby Digital and DTS material. If this is
your case then set STEREO OPERATION to DIRECT. Make sure you have made both analog and digital
connections from your source. In this mode when you choose STEREO your A/V System Controller will ignore the
digital inputs. Note that direct mode also bypasses bass management so that you get the purest possible sound
from your outboard equipment. This means that, like LARGE mode, you should not use DIRECT mode with small,
satellite or bookshelf speakers.
SURROUND MODE OPERATION
1 Surround Operation
Auto
Dolby Digital / DTS 5.1
overrides MODE setting
2 Stereo Operation
Normal
STEREO MODE is Digital
Front L/R speaker size
from speaker setup menu
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
M E N U previous page
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
3 MENU
4 MENU
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Stereo Operation
VOLUME KNOB
choose desired mode
MENU
MENU
return to USER PREFERENCE SETUP
return to MAIN MENU
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SETUP/CONFIGURE
You should always perform Setup/Configure after first installing your A/V System Controller and after
adding/changing speakers or sources or rearranging your listening area. If you have just completed the USER
PREFERENCE SETUP above you are already in the MAIN MENU. If not, follow the instructions above to get to
the MAIN MENU. Check that the remote is in AUDIO mode.
1
2
3
4
5
6
MAIN MENU
Help / Navigate
Product Information
Zone 2 Operation
Edit Preset Title
User Preferences
Setup / Configure
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
SETUP MENUS
1
2
3
4
5
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
exit menu system
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Source
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FM Tuner
Size and Delay
Calibration
Levels
Channels
Channels
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Setup/Configure
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate SETUP MENUS
Speaker Size and Delay
The speaker size and delay menu lets you tell your A/V System Controller how many speakers you have in your
system, the relative size of the speakers, and their placement in the room. This is the most important setup
procedure you will perform. The A/V System Controller comes from the factory setup for 5 small speakers and a
subwoofer. If this does not match your speakers then audio information will be lost. For example, if you do not
currently have a center channel speaker and you do not perform this setup procedure, the center channel
information will be lost. If you perform this setup correctly, the A/V System Controller will know that you have no
center channel speaker and send this information to your front left and right speakers (along with the normal front
left and right information) so no audio information is lost.
About Speaker Size - Speaker size literally refers to the size of your speakers. Audio material, particularly Dolby
Digital and DTS movies, often contain large amounts of bass. If this bass information is sent to small speakers
that are incapable of reproducing so much bass, then the bass information will be lost or distorted. MANY SMALL
SPEAKERS MAY BE DAMAGED BY TOO MUCH BASS. By telling your A/V System Controller the size of your
speakers, it will be able to intelligently route the bass to speakers that can reproduce it correctly. Typically, all
bookshelf or satellite speakers are considered small. Smaller floor standing speakers with single woofers 8” or
less should also be considered small. Floor standing speakers with 10” or larger woofers or multiple smaller
woofers may be considered large. These are general guidelines only - if you are unsure consult your speaker
manufacturer. If you have all small speakers we strongly recommend use of a subwoofer. If your front left and right
speakers (or more) are large then you may not require a subwoofer, but you may still get better results using a
subwoofer, especially with Dolby Digital and DTS movies.
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Set The size for your front left/right speakers - OFF is not a choice - you must have front speakers.
SETUP MENUS
1
2
3
4
5
Speaker
Speaker
Source
AM Tuner
FM Tuner
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Size and Delay
Calibration
Levels
Channels
Channels
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Small
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Speaker Size and Delay
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Front L / R
VOLUME KNOB
choose speaker size
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Front L / R setting
Subwoofer Ultra
Subwoofer On
Subwoofer Off
Small
Front Bass to Subwoofer
Front Hi-Pass to Front
Front Bass to Subwoofer
Front Hi-Pass to Front
Front Bass is Lost
Front Hi-Pass to Front
Large
Front Bass to Subwoofer
Front Full Range to Front
Front Full Range to Front
Front Full Range to Front
Set the size for your center speaker 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Small
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP))
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Center
setting
Off
Small
Large
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Center
VOLUME KNOB
choose speaker size
Subwoofer Ultra
Subwoofer On
Subwoofer Off
Front Large
Subwoofer Off
Front Small
Center Bass to Sub
Center Hi-Pass to Front
Center Bass to Sub
Center Hi-Pass to Front
Center Full to Front
Center Bass is Lost
Center Hi-Pass to Front
Center Bass to Sub
Center Bass to Sub
Center Bass to Front
Center Hi-Pass to Center Center Hi-Pass to Center Center Hi-Pass to Center
Center Bass to Sub
Center Full to Center
Center Full to Center
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Set the size for your rear left/right speakers 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Small
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Rear
setting
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Rear L / R
VOLUME KNOB
choose speaker size
Subwoofer Ultra
Subwoofer On
Subwoofer Off
Front Large
Subwoofer Off
Front Small
Rear Bass to Sub
Rear Hi-Pass to Front
Rear Bass to Subwoofer
Rear Hi-Pass to Front
Rear Full to Front
Rear Bass is Lost
Rear Hi-Pass to Front
Small
Rear Bass to Subwoofer
Rear Hi-Pass to Rear
Rear Bass to Sub
Rear Hi-Pass to Rear
Rear Bass to Front
Rear Hi-Pass to Rear
Rear Bass is Lost
Rear Hi-Pass to Rear
Large
Rear Bass to Sub
Rear Full to Rear
Rear Full to Rear
Rear Full to Rear
Rear Full to Rear
Off
Setup your subwoofer 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
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↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Subwoofer Setting
Off
On or Ultra
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Subwoofer
VOLUME KNOB
choose subwoofer setting
Front Large
Front Small
LFE to Front Speakers
LFE is Lost
LFE to Subwoofer
LFE to Subwoofer
Note: The subwoofer setting affects the routing of front, center, and rear bass information as shown previously.
This table shows the effect of the subwoofer setting for the LFE channel only.
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Setup your LFE channel - Usually this will be set to NORMAL. However, if you prefer less LFE you can reduce
the level or completely turn off the LFE channel. Note that this affects only the separate LFE channel available on
Dolby Digital and DTS material it has no effect on the reproduction of normal bass from the front, center, or rear
channels. If you have no subwoofer you may wish to reduce or turn off the LFE channel to reduce its contribution
to the bass going to your front speakers.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Small
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to LFE
VOLUME KNOB
choose LFE setting
Set your delays for speaker placement - Ideally your front and center speakers will be the same distance away
from your listening area. If this is the case leave the Center Delay set to 0. However, physical limitations
sometimes require placing the center speaker closer than the front left and right speakers. The center delay
setting electronically “moves” the center speaker back into alignment with the front speakers. Measure the
distance in feet to your front speakers and to your center speaker. Subtract the center distance from the front
distance. Use this number for your delay setting (1 foot is roughly equal to 1 ms). If the result is negative set the
delay to zero. If the result is greater than 5 feet set the delay to 5 ms.
Ideally your front and rear speakers will be the same distance away from your listening area. If this is the case
leave the Rear Delay set to 0. However, physical limitations often require placing the rear speakers closer than the
front speakers. The rear delay setting electronically “moves” the rear speakers back into alignment with the front
speakers. Measure the distance in feet to your front speakers and to your rear speakers. Subtract the rear
distance from the front distance. Use this number for your delay setting (1 foot is roughly equal to 1 ms). If the
result is negative set the delay to zero. If the result is greater than 15 feet set the delay to 15 ms.
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4
5
6
7
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Small
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
M E N U previous page
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
5 MENU
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Small
Subwoofer
Yes
LFE
Normal
Center Delay
0 ms
Rear Delay
0 ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
M E N U previous page
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Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Center Delay
VOLUME KNOB
adjust Center Delay
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Rear Delay
VOLUME KNOB
adjust Rear Delay
MENU
return to SETUP MENUS
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Speaker Calibration
Speaker calibration allows you to equalize the volume levels of each speaker to make up for differences in
speaker characteristics and distances from the listener to the speakers. For best results it is important that you
perform this calibration when you initially install your A/V System Controller, whenever you change speakers, and
whenever you rearrange your listening area. You may use a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter to perform this
calibration or just use your ears. If you do it by ear you may wish to go through the speakers several times. Sit or
place the SPL meter in your normal listening spot. Check that you are in the SETUP MENUS and that your remote
is in AUDIO mode. Note that if you have turned a speaker OFF in the SPEAKER SIZE SETUP menu then you will
not be able to select that speaker in the SPEAKER CALIBRATION menu. Also note that the VOL on the remote
will not function in this menu.
SETUP MENUS
1
2
3
4
5
Speaker
Speaker
Source
AM Tuner
FM Tuner
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
Size and Delay
Calibration
Levels
Channels
Channels
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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SPEAKER CALIBRATION
Left
0.0 dB
Center
0.0 dB
Right
0.0 dB
Right Rear
0.0 dB
Left Rear
0.0 dB
Subwoofer
0.0 dB
move to new line
adjust level
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Speaker Calibration
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate SPEAKER CALIBRATION
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Left
VOLUME KNOB
adjust left level to a convenient reference level
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Center
VOLUME KNOB
adjust center level to match left
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
5 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
6
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
7 repeat 5-6 for each speaker repeat 5-6 for each speaker
repeat until all levels match
8 MENU
return to SETUP MENUS
MENU
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Source Levels
This setup allows you to match the levels of your sources so that there are no large changes in volume as you
change from one source to another. This is for your convenience only and need not be performed unless you wish
to. You may use a SPL meter or your ear to adjust the levels. Note that the levels will depend not only on this
setting but also on the source material being played back. You may wish to use a test disc. Make sure you are in
the SETUP MENUS and your remote is in AUDIO mode.
SETUP MENUS
1
2
3
4
5
Speaker
Speaker
Source
AM Tuner
FM Tuner
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
SOURCE LEVEL
Size and Delay
Calibration
Levels
Channels
Channels
DEFAULT
V1
LEVEL
0.0 dB
Using AV system controller
select source to rename
AUD
to select control
change position
←→
M E N U previous page
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Source Levels
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate SOURCE LEVEL
3 desired source
… (SOURCE) step to source
4 AUDIO
5
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
6 repeat 3 - 5
7 MENU
select source to adjust
return control to A/V System Controller
VOLUME KNOB
adjust source level
MENU
adjust more sources
repeat 3 - 5
return to SETUP MENUS
AM Tuner Settings
This set up allows you to preset up to 20 AM tuner channels for fast access. This is for your convenience only and
need not be performed unless you wish to.
Manual Tuning - Quick presses of LEFT/RIGHT or turn and release of the VOLUME KNOB will cause tuning in
single 10 kHz steps. (9kHz steps for European version.)
Seek Tuning - Holding LEFT/RIGHT or VOLUME will cause the tuner to SEEK (tune up or down automatically
stopping on strong stations). Once the tuner has started seeking you can let go of the button/knob. Once a station
is found you must let go of the button/knob before you can change frequencies again. In strong signal areas the
tuner may stop one step above or below the true frequency. Unless you are sure of the station’s frequency, check
to see that the signal might be better one step above or below the frequency that SEEK has found. In weak signal
areas the tuner may continue to seek all the way to the end of the band. To stop this simply press the ARROW (or
turn the VOLUME KNOB) in the opposite direction.
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SETUP MENUS
1
2
3
4
5
Speaker
Speaker
Source
AM Tuner
FM Tuner
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
AM TUNER SETTINGS
Size and Delay
Calibration
Levels
Channels
Channels
AM
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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change channel
change frequency
previous page
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Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to AM Tuner Channels
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate AM TUNER SETTINGS
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
select channel for programming
VOLUME KNOB
adjust frequency
MENU
program more channels
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
5 repeat 3 - 4
repeat 3 - 4
6 MENU
return to SETUP MENUS
FM Tuner Settings
This set up allows you to preset up to 20 FM tuner channels for fast access. This is for your convenience only and
need not be performed unless you wish to. Refer to Manual / Seek tuning for AM Tuner above
Stereo/Mono - Programming a channel to Stereo will play the channel in stereo if it is broadcast in stereo or in
mono otherwise. Programming a channel to Mono will force the channel to mono regardless of the broadcast. Use
mono to reduce background noise on weak channels.
SETUP MENUS
1
2
3
4
5
Speaker
Speaker
Source
AM Tuner
FM Tuner
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
FM TUNER SETTINGS
Size and Delay
Calibration
Levels
Channels
Channels
FM Stereo 103.3 Channel 15
SEL
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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mono / stereo
change channel
change frequency
previous page
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From Front Panel
Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to FM Tuner Channels
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate FM TUNER SETTINGS
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
select channel for programming
VOLUME KNOB
adjust frequency
5 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
set Stereo/Mono
6 repeat 3 - 6
repeat 3 - 6
MENU
MENU
MENU
program more channels
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
7 MENU
8 MENU
9 MENU
return to SETUP MENUS
return to MAIN MENU
return to normal operation
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OPERATION
The following outlines the normal day-to-day operation of your A/V System Controller from the supplied universal
remote or directly from your A/V System Controller’s front panel. The universal remote is also capable of
controlling other equipment and storing sequences of commonly used commands. Refer to the separate remote
manual for details on these functions.
POWER ON/OFF
The main power switch on the front panel of your A/V System Controller must be on for the A/V System Controller
to operate. When this switch is off all power is removed from your A/V System Controller. This prevents turning it
back on with the remote control. You can use the main power switch for normal day to day operation but we
suggest you use the sleep function instead so that the A/V System Controller can be turned on and off from the
remote. After turning on the main power you must wait a few seconds while your A/V System Controller restores
its internal memory. You may want to turn off the main power switch when your A/V System Controller will be idle
for extended periods of time or during periods of power line fluctuations. Your A/V System Controller will not lose
its memory while the main power switch is off.
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From Front Panel
Action
can’t turn off main power from remote
POWER ON/OFF
main power on/off
SLEEP
Normally you will simply put your A/V System Controller to sleep (standby) when not in use. Sleep mode keeps a
bare minimum of functions running in order to allow remote control operation and fast start up. Note that the front
panel SLEEP button is lit while your A/V System Controller is asleep and is off when your A/V System Controller is
operating. Also note that the remote POWER button will not toggle your A/V System Controller in and out of sleep.
You must use OFF.
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1 AUD or POWER
2 OFF
From Front Panel
Action
A SLEEP
A SLEEP
wake up A/V System Controller
put A/V System Controller to sleep (standby)
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CHOOSING A SOURCE
In general, the selected source will appear at the ZONE 1 output, the TAPE output, and the V1 output. To prevent
feedback, TAPE input will not appear at TAPE output and V1 input will not appear at V1 output.
DVD Source Composite Video
DVD PCM 2.0
Pro Logic
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Action
… (SOURCE) step to source
desired source
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select desired source - remote now controls source
AUDIO
return control to A/V System Controller if desired
Note: if your source has separate ON and OFF control like your A/V System Controller, pressing the source button
will also turn on that source. If not, you will have to hit POWER while the remote is still set to the desired source.
TAPE MONITOR - If you have an analog three-head cassette or reel-to-reel analog tape recorder you may wish to
use TAPE MONITOR, which allows you to hear exactly what is on the tape as you are recording.
Tape Source
Analog 2.0
S-Video
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From Front Panel
Action
desired source
… (SOURCE) step to source
select desired source or TUNER
source will appear on TAPE and V1 outs
wait a few seconds while A/V System Controller
analyzes selected source
… (SOURCE) step quickly to TAPE
TAPE
select TAPE monitor
TAPE will appear on Z1 out
Note: The tape monitor loop only allows recording of analog inputs. If you simply choose the source you wish to
tape without then selecting TAPE MONITOR then you can make analog recordings of digital inputs as well as
analog inputs.
TUNER OPERATION
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… (SOURCE) step to AM or FM
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make sure remote is in AUDIO mode
2 TUNER
select TUNER
3 BAND
select AM or FM
4 CHAN ∧ or CHAN ∨
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
change to another channel
see AM/FM TUNER SETTING for SEEK/TUNE
5 TUNE+ or TUNE-
VOLUME KNOB
manually tune frequency
6 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
set FM stereo/mono
Note: the front panel VOLUME KNOB controls frequency for a few seconds after changing tuner channel.
SEL or ENTER will control stereo/mono selection for a few seconds after changing channel or frequency.
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ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
MASTER LEVEL
Master Volume
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0 dB
MASTER LEVEL
From Remote
From Front Panel
Action
VOL ∧ or VOL ∨
VOLUME KNOB
adjust volume
MUTE
can’t do from front panel
instant volume all the way down
press MUTE again to restore
Note: The front panel VOLUME KNOB is used to control multiple functions and, therefore, cannot always control
the volume. MASTER LEVEL will light to let you know when the VOLUME KNOB will control volume. The
VOLUME KNOB never controls volume in the menu system. During normal operation the VOLUME KNOB may
switch to controlling other functions but will return to MASTER LEVEL after a few seconds. The remote’s VOL ∧ or
VOL ∨ will always change master volume level except in the SPEAKER CALIBRATION and SOURCE LEVEL
menus.
TEMPORARY LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
Occasionally you may find that a you can’t hear the dialog very well in a particular movie, or a movie has too much
bass, etc. You can temporarily adjust the center, rear, and subwoofer settings without changing the permanent
settings you made in the SPEAKER CALIBRATION setup.
CENTER LEVEL
Center Volume
From Remote
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0 dB
From Front Panel
CENTER LEVEL
Action
CENTER ­or CENTER † ∠ (LEVEL) step to CENTER LEVEL
then use VOLUME KNOB
adjust center volume
REAR ­ or REAR †
∠ (LEVEL) step to REAR LEVEL
then use VOLUME KNOB
adjust rear volume
SUB ­or SUB †
∠ (LEVEL) step to SUB LEVEL
then use VOLUME KNOB
adjust subwoofer volume
DELAY ­ or DELAY †
can’t adjust from front panel
adjust rear delay
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
can’t adjust from front panel
adjust balance Note: only in STEREO
mode
Note: your A/V System Controller remembers a set of temporary adjustments for each source. If, for some reason,
you wanted to adjust CENTER LEVEL for all sources you would need to select each source and adjust it
individually. Also note that these settings are temporary and will be lost when you put your A/V System Controller
to sleep or turn off the main power.
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SURROUND MODES
Your A/V System Controller provides a number of listening modes. The following table shows how your A/V
System Controller responds to the chosen surround mode setting for various types of source material. The table
assumes five full range speakers plus a subwoofer. If your speaker configuration is different from this make sure
you have performed the set up procedures described previously. When the setup is correctly performed your A/V
System Controller will automatically route audio to fewer/smaller speakers with no loss of information. If you wish
to temporarily reduce the number of speakers you are using do not repeat the setup procedure - simply choose
the appropriate surround mode.
Stereo
Pro Logic
Dolby Digital 2.0
Mono
M
L-M
M
Dolby Digital 2.0
(Stereo)
R-M
L
R
Dolby Digital 5.1
DTS 5.1
LF
C
RF
LR
LFE
RR
R-M
LF
C
RF
L-R
LR
LFE
RR
R-M
LF+LR
C
RF+RR
Surround
L-R
M
3 Stereo
Hall
L-M
L-R
M
L-R
M
L-M
M
R-M
L-M
L-R
L-R
R-M
L-M
M
M
3 Stereo
LFE
Stereo
Hall
Stereo
F/R
M
M
L
R
L
R
LF+C
L-R
L-R
L-R
L-R
LR
M
M
L
R
L
R
LF+C+LR
M
M
L
R
L
R
LF+C+LR
M
M
L
R
L
R
LF+C+LR
RF+C
LFE
RR
RF+C+RR
LFE
RF+C+RR
RF+C+RR
Stereo
LFE
Stereo
Lt Rt
M
M
L
R
L
R
LF+C+LFE
+(LR+RR)
RF+C+LFE
-(LR+RR)
M
M
L
R
L
R
LF+C+LR
+LFE
RF+C+RR
+LFE
Headphone
M
L
R
LF
C
RF
RR
LR
LFE
-
mono, same information on both channels of analog, PCM, or Dolby Digital 2.0 bitstream
left channel of stereo information of analog, PCM, or Dolby Digital 2.0 bitstream
right channel of stereo information of analog, PCM, or Dolby Digital 2.0 bitstream
left front channel of a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream
center channel of a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream
right front channel of a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream
right rear channel of a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream
left rear channel of a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream
low frequency effects channel of a Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 bitstream
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Surround Modes (cont.)
DVD Source Composite Video
DVD PCM 2.0
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From Front Panel
Action
MODE
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step to desired mode
Note: your A/V System Controller keeps track of a surround mode for each of the sources. It would be possible, for
example, to have your DVD player set to SURROUND while your CD player is set to STEREO. All you need to do
is change sources and the surround mode you last used for that source will be recalled. HEADPHONE mode,
unlike the other surround modes, applies to all sources. This allows you to change sources while remaining in
HEADPHONE mode. When you leave HEADPHONE mode, each source will return to the SURROUND mode that
was previously active for that source.
Why do I need all these modes?
Many people will be happy leaving their A/V System Controller in SURROUND mode all the time. Your A/V System
Controller will automatically switch back and forth between Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital and DTS (Reference 20
only). Stereo material will be played back with Pro Logic decoding. ProLogic’s extraction of mono information to
the center channel works just as well on stereo (non-ProLogic encoded) material and may provide improved
imaging, especially when sitting away from the “sweet spot” in the center of your speakers. Only Dolby Pro Logic
encoded 2-channel material has true rear speaker information. However, ProLogic’s rear speaker processing may
provide a pleasing ambiance effect on many stereo (non-ProLogic) soundtracks. You can turn off center channel
processing by using STEREO HALL mode, you can turn off rear channel processing by using 3 STEREO mode, or
you can turn off both center and rear processing by using STEREO mode.
STEREO F/R (Front/Rear) mode puts you in the orchestra instead of in front of it. Some people prefer this mode
for all their stereo listening. It may also be useful when you have a large group where it is difficult to put everyone
near the optimum listening position.
STEREO Lt Rt (Right total Left total) is provided for making Pro Logic compatible analog recordings from all
sources including Dolby Digital and DTS. Your tape outputs contain the same audio information as your left and
right front speaker outputs. If you make a tape in a normal listening mode such as SURROUND then the center
and rear information will not appear on the tape. Since the center channel contains much of the dialog for movies,
the tape will be almost useless. STEREO Lt Rt mode allows you to make a tape with little loss of information. You
can’t directly make an analog tape of Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1, but STEREO Lt Rt will produce a Dolby Pro
Logic compatible tape from 5.1 sources that will preserve much of the surround information. Note that Dolby
Digital will not mix LFE to the tape.
WARNING: in order to make STEREO Lt Rt recordings with full range audio, it is necessary to override
the bass management processing in your A/V System Controller. This means that full range audio
(including LFE for DTS) will also be sent to your front left and right speakers. If you have small front
speakers we strongly suggest you turn the volume down or even mute the volume while making STEREO
Lt Rt recordings. Otherwise you can damage your speakers. The volume or mute setting does not effect
the level from the TAPE and V1 outputs.
HEADPHONE mode is identical to STEREO mode except that the internal amplifiers in your A/V System
Controller are turned off. Also, some of the CONTROL outputs may also be turned off (typically CONTROL OUT
1) depending on how your A/V System Controller has been set up (see ADVANCED FEATURES), allowing you to
turn off any external amplifiers or powered subwoofers with compatible CONTROL inputs.
WARNING: in order to provide full range audio to your headphones, it is necessary to override the bass
management processing in your A/V System Controller. This is not a problem if you are using the internal
amplifiers in your A/V System Controller since they will be turned off. However, if you are using external
amplifiers or powered speakers with no CONTROL OUT capability then full range audio (including LFE for
DTS) will also be sent to your front left and right speakers. If you have small front speakers we strongly
suggest you manually turn off your external amplifiers or powered speakers before switching to
HEADPHONE mode. Otherwise you can damage your speakers.
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OVERRIDES
Some laserdiscs contain the normal movie soundtrack on the PCM, AC-3 RF or DTS digital soundtrack along with
supplemental information on the laserdisc’s analog track. Your A/V System Controller will automatically select the
digital track if one is available. In order to reach the analog track we have provided an analog override to force the
A/V System Controller to ignore the digital soundtrack. Note that your laserdisc player normally puts out converted
digital soundtracks on its analog output. You will also need to adjust your laserdisc player to get the analog track.
Refer to your laserdisc manual. The override is not limited to laserdisc. It can be used with any source anytime you
wish to hear the analog input rather than the digital.
Warning - DTS and Dolby Digital are digital only formats. Your source may try to interpret these as normal
PCM tracks resulting in a loud noise on the source’s analog outputs. If you’re not sure, turn your A/V
System Controller’s volume down before engaging the analog override. This warning does not apply to
DVD players. All DVD players can properly interpret Dolby Digital tracks. Currently available DTS
compatible DVD players have no analog output when the DTS track is selected.
When DTS started to make CDs and Laserdiscs, they made the bitstream fully compatible with the PCM
standards. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to tell the difference between PCM and DTS. The result is that you
will often hear a short extraneous sound at the beginning of DTS CDs and laserdiscs while your A/V System
Controller determines that the incoming bitstream is DTS rather than PCM. The alternative would have been to
mute the output of your A/V System Controller while making this decision, but this would have cut off the beginning
of many PCM CDs. This problem does not apply to DTS DVDs. We have provided an override to eliminate this
extraneous sound at the cost of automatic bitstream detection. If you find the extraneous sound unacceptable,
engage the DTS override before playing your DTS disc. Remember that if you subsequently try to play any non
DTS material you will need to manually switch back to auto (plug and play) operation.
Dolby Digital recordings may contain passages with very large dynamic range. This normally will enhance the
Home Theater experience. However, it may not be desirable at all times, for example, during late night listening.
Dolby Digital bitstreams allow for listening with a compressed dynamic range that reduces high level passages and
increases low level passages. This allows the listener to hear quiet passages even at low volume levels while at
the same time limiting the maximum volume of very loud passages. Note: this override is available only for Dolby
Digital recordings.
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Press SEL to Engage Override
1
From Remote
From Front Panel
Action
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↵ (ENTER) then
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
↵ (ENTER)
step to desired override mode or
plug and play (auto)
2 SEL or ENTER
engage override
Note: your A/V System Controller remembers an override independently for each source. If, for some reason, you
wanted to set DTS or analog override for all sources you would need to select each source and override
individually. Also note that these settings are temporary and will be lost when you put your A/V System Controller
to sleep or turn off the main power.
PRESETS
Presets allow you to save your favorite settings and recall them instantly. Your A/V System Controller can store
two banks of 10 presets (0..9 & A0..A9) in each of 2 Zones. The saved information includes the selected source,
the volume, the surround mode, the tuner station and band, and all of the temporary settings and overrides
described above. A convenient set of presets come preprogrammed with your A/V System Controller.
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Recalling a Preset
Preset 0 Music Video
TV-V3 Surround 0dB
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Press SEL to Recall
From Remote
From Front Panel
Action
1 number or A + number
— (PRESET) step to desired preset
review settings for recall
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
recall preset
Saving a Preset
SAVE PRESET A2
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↑ ↓
←→
SEL
MENU
SAVE PRESET A2
Saving Current Settings
-14 dB
DVD
change preset
change character
change position
save preset
previous page
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↑ ↓
←→
SEL
MENU
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Stereo Lt Rt
-14 dB
change preset
change character
change position
save preset
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From Front Panel
Action
1 make all settings you wish to save make all settings you wish to save
prepare for saving preset
2 SAVE
function not available from front panel
activate preset save
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
< (REW) or > (FF)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
VOLUME KNOB
rename preset if desired
4 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
save preset
Recalling/Saving Presets via the Menu System
You can also recall and save presets via your A/V System Controller’s menu system from the remote or from the
front panel. If using the remote be sure it is in AUDIO mode, if not, press AUDIO.
From Remote
1 MENU
2 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
3 SEL or ENTER
From Front Panel
Action
MENU
activate menu system
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Edit Preset (Titles)
↵ (ENTER)
activate EDIT PRESET (TITLE)
4 number or A + number
— (PRESET) step to desired preset
5 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
VOLUME KNOB
rename preset if desired
6 source then AUDIO
MODE
VOL ∧ or VOL ∨
€can’t(MODE)
adjust volume
edit preset if desired
(full preset edit must be enabled see USER PREFERENCE SETUP)
7 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
save preset if desired
8 repeat 4 - 7
MENU
MENU
edit more presets
9 MENU
10 MENU
… (SOURCE)
repeat 4 - 7
recall preset
return to main menu
exit menu system
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GETTING A/V SYSTEM CONTROLLER STATUS
If you are not in a menu, pressing ENTER will bring up a two-line status message. This display will also pop up
automatically whenever you change sources or whenever the source information changes. The video type is very
important if you are using mixed composite and S-video sources since it will tell you how you must set your
monitor for the best picture. The bitstream and channel information is particularly important with DVDs since they
may contain multiple soundtracks. When you initially start the DVD you may get a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. To
get the best possible sound, you may have to use the DVD player’s menu system to get to a Dolby Digital or DTS
5.1 channel soundtrack. If you ever need to call B&K regarding a problem with your A/V System Controller be sure
to note the status display before calling.
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The audio/video source
you have chosen
The surround mode
you have chosen
DVD Source Composite Video
DVD PCM 2.0
Pro Logic
The bitstream source
your controller has detected
The video type
your controller has detected
The bitstream type
your controller has detected
The number of channels
your controller has detected
From Remote
From Front Panel
Action
SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
recall A/V System Controller status
ZONE 2 OPERATION
Via the Front Panel
You can control zone 2 from your A/V System Controller’s front panel by using the LEVEL button to step to ZONE
2. The front panel will now control zone 2. After a few seconds of inactivity, control will return to zone1. The
SLEEP, PRESET, ENTER, UP/DOWN ARROWS, SOURCE and VOLUME KNOBS will function exactly as for
zone 1. MENU and MODE buttons will not function in zone 2. The level button will instantly return front panel
control to zone 1.
Via the Remote Control
You can set up your remote to control zone 2 instead of zone 1. Follow the instructions in the separate remote
control manual for setting the AUDIO product ID to match zone 2 (product ID 2 unless you have changed it in
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS). After setting your remote for zone 2 it will no longer control zone 1 until you
change it back. If you use zone 2 often you may wish to purchase an additional B&K AV 5.1 system controller (or
other compatible universal remote control) and leave it set up for zone 2. You may also wish to install a remote
repeater system to allow zone 2 control from other rooms.
Via the Menu System
You can control zone 2 from the menu system using either the front panel or zone 1 remote. Follow the
instructions for zone 1 preset operation via the menu system except choose Zone 2 Operation from MAIN MENU.
(Be sure the remote is in AUDIO mode.)
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ADVANCED FEATURES
WARNING -
The following describes the advanced features of the A/V System Controller. Since
changing some of these functions may cause severe effects such as no sound or no remote control operation, we
suggest you leave this menu disabled (hidden) for normal operation. If you are unsure of what you are changing
DO NOT perform any advanced operations. These features may be activated by simultaneously pressing the
SLEEP, DOWN, and UP buttons on the front panel of the A/V System Controller.
ADVANCED SECURITY OPTIONS
Advanced Security options allow you to hide the ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP menu to prevent inadvertent
changes to advanced system settings. This menu also allows you to lock your preset and tuner channel settings to
prevent inadvertent reprogramming
Advanced Menu Visibility - If you select Advanced Menu Visible then you can return to this menu directly by
entering MAIN MENU and selecting Setup / Configure (refer to SETUP). Advanced Systems Settings will appear
as line 6 in SETUP MENUS. Make sure your A/V System Controller is on and the remote is in AUDIO mode.
Advanced Security Options
1 Advanced Menu
2 Memory Lock
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
Visible
No
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
$'9$1&(' 9,6,%/(
From Remote
From Front Panel
Action
A
1 Function not available
from remote
SLEEP, ∧ (UP) and ∨ (DOWN) enable advanced features
simultaneously
2 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Advanced Menu
VOLUME KNOB
set to Hidden (recommended) or Visible
3
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
Memory Lock - Locking memory will prevent changing of your presets, tuner channels, and system setup.
Advanced Security Options
1 Advanced Menu
2 Memory Lock
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
Visible
No
1
2
3
4
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
0(025< /2&. 12
From Remote
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
3 MENU
Zone Configuration
Power On Titles
Control Out
Security Options
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Memory Lock
VOLUME KNOB
No - can change memory
Yes - memory is locked
MENU
move up to ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
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ZONE CONFIGURATION
Zone Configuration will allow you to set maximum volume levels for each zone, change remote control ID codes
for each zone and turn off the on-screen display overlays in zone 1. Make sure you are in the ADVANCED
SYSTEM SETUP menu and the remote is in AUDIO mode.
Z1 Max Level - Z1 max level allows you to set a maximum volume level for zone 1. This is very useful if you are
using speakers that can’t handle the maximum power output from your A/V System Controller or if you simply wish
to limit the volume that can be achieved using normal front panel or remote operation.
WARNING - If you set this level too low, the A/V System Controller may appear broken (no sound).
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
1
2
3
4
Zone Configuration
Power On Titles
Control Out
Security Options
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
=21( 6(783
From Remote
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
= 0$; /9/ From Front Panel
Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Zone Configuration
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z1 Max Level
VOLUME KNOB
set desired maximum level
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
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Z1 / Z2 Product ID - Each message transmitted from your remote includes a Product Code, identifying the
manufacturer, and a product ID code from 1 to 16. The product ID code allows multiple B&K products to be
controlled from the same remote. Your A/V System Controller actually uses two product ID codes - one for zone 1
(normally set to ID code 1) and the other for zone 2 (normally set to ID code 2). If you have a system with multiple
B&K products then you may wish to set the product ID codes to other values. Note that you cannot set the Z1
product ID to the same setting as zone 2 or vice versa. If you need to set zone 1 to the current zone 2 setting then
set zone 2 to some other value first. Make sure you are in the ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS menu and the
remote is in AUDIO mode.
WARNING - if you change the product ID code in the A/V System Controller without making the
corresponding change to the remote then the remote will no longer work. Refer to the separate remote
manual for details on changing the remote’s product ID (“device code”).
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
= 352' ,' From Remote
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
= 352' ,' From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z1 Product ID
VOLUME KNOB
set desired product ID
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z2 Product ID
VOLUME KNOB
set desired product ID
Z1 On Screen - During normal operation, when you make a change to a system setting or your A/V System
Controller detects a change to the incoming audio or video a message is overlaid along the bottom of your video
screen. You can turn off the overlay display from this menu. This will not affect the on-screen displays when you
enter the menu system.
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
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From Remote
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z1 Product On Screen
VOLUME KNOB
set Enabled or Disabled
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Z2 Level Control - You may wish to install an in-wall volume control in your second zone. This can cause
confusion between your A/V System Controller’s internal zone 2 volume controls and your in-wall controls. You
can set your A/V System Controller to provide a fixed level to zone 2 instead of the variable level. The fixed level
can be used to limit the maximum volume in zone 2 but setting lower volumes must be done with the in-wall
controls.
WARNING - Setting Z2 LEVEL CONTROL to FIXED will cause your A/V System Controller to immediately
send its maximum zone 2 volume to your second zone (if zone 2 is on). Turn down your in-wall volume
controls before making this change.
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
= /(9(/ 9$5,
From Remote
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z2 Level Control
VOLUME KNOB
set desired Z2 Level Control
Z2 Max (Fixed) Level - Z2 max level allows you to set a maximum volume level for zone 2. This is very useful if
you are using speakers that can’t handle the maximum power output from your external amplifier or if you simply
wish to limit the volume that can be achieved using normal front panel or remote operation. If you have chosen
zone 2 fixed level above then this setting becomes the fixed level for zone 2.
WARNING - If you set this level too low, the A/V System Controller may appear broken (no sound).
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
or
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
= 0$; /9/ From Remote
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
3 MENU
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
1 Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
2 Z1 Product ID
1
3 Z1 On Screen
Enabled
4 Z2 Level Control
Variable
5 Z2 Fixed Level
+15 dB
6 Z2 Product ID
2
move to new line
adjust parameter
previous page
= ),; /9/ From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Z2 Max (Fixed) Level
VOLUME KNOB
set desired Max (Fixed) Level
MENU
return to ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
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POWER ON TITLES
When you turn your A/V System Controller on it displays two lines of text. You can change this text to a
personalized message. Make sure you are in the ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP menu and the remote is in
AUDIO mode.
ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
1
2
3
4
ADVANCED POWER ON TITLES
Zone Configuration
Power On Titles
Control Out
Security Options
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
1 Power On Line 1
' BK Components '
2 Power On Line 2
' Pwrd by Motorola'
SEL
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
32:(5 21 7,7/(6
From Remote
start editing
change character
change position
previous page
32:(5 21 /,1( From Front Panel
Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Power On Titles
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate ADVANCED POWER ON TITLES
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Power On Line 1
4 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate Line 1
5 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
change blinking character
VOLUME KNOB
move to new character
7 repeat 5 - 6
repeat 5 - 6
continue changing characters
8 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
finish editing line 1
9 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Power On Line 2
repeat 4 - 8
edit Line 2
6
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
10 repeat 4 - 8
11 MENU
MENU
return to ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
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CONTROL OUT SETUP
Your A/V System Controller’s control outputs allow you to control up to 4 external devices such as power
amplifiers, projection screens, etc. The control outputs can be programmed on/off depending on which source is
selected. They may also have global control for all sources for headphone listening or remote repeater functions.
Control Out 1 - Control out 1 is dedicated to zone 1 it can be programmed to be on or off for each source. For
example you may wish to use the control out to pull down a projection screen for your V1 and DVD sources but roll
it up for Tuner and CD. Control out 1 can also be set to HEADPHONE mode. HEADPHONE mode is intended to
control external amplifiers to permit headphone listening without the need for manually turning off your external
amplifiers. HEADPHONE is a global setting for all sources - if you set HEADPHONE for one source it will be set
for all other sources.
CONTROL OUT SETUP for DVD
1 Control Out 1
Phones
2 Control Out 2
Zone 2
3 Control Out 3
Z1+Z2
4 Control Out 4
Remote
Using AV system controller
select a source to setup
AUD
to select control
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
M E N U previous page
ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
1
2
3
4
Zone Configuration
Power On Titles
Control Out
Security Options
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
previous page
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From Remote
'9' & 3+21(6
From Front Panel
Action
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Control Out
2 SEL or ENTER
↵ (ENTER)
activate CONTROL OUT SETUP
3 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Control Out 1
4 desired source
… (SOURCE) step to source
5 AUDIO
6
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
7 repeat 4 - 6
select source for Control Out setup
return control to A/V System Controller
VOLUME KNOB
set desired control out
repeat 4 - 6
set control out 1 for other sources
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Control Out 2, 3, and 4 - Control out 2, 3, and 4 can be used in either zone. For each source they can be
programmed to be on when that source is selected in zone 1, zone 2, or both zones. If the source is selected in
neither zone the control out will be off. Control outs 2, 3, and 4 can also be set to REMOTE. In REMOTE mode
your A/V System Controller acts like a remote repeater - IR remote signals detected by your A/V System Controller
are repeated on the control out. REMOTE mode is a global override for all sources.
CONTROL OUT SETUP for DVD
1 Control Out 1
Phones
2 Control Out 2
Zone 2
3 Control Out 3
Z1+Z2
4 Control Out 4
Remote
Using AV system controller
select a source to setup
AUD
to select control
move to new line
↑ ↓
adjust parameter
←→
M E N U previous page
'9' & =21( From Remote
1 ­(PAUSE) or †(STOP)
2 desired source
From Front Panel
Action
∧ (UP) or ∨ (DOWN)
move to Control Out 2
… (SOURCE) step to source
3 AUDIO
4
ˆ(REW) or‡(FF)
select source for Control Out setup
return control to A/V System Controller
VOLUME KNOB
set desired control out
5 repeat 2 - 4
repeat 2 - 4
set control out 2 for other sources
6 repeat 1 - 5
repeat 1 - 5
MENU
MENU
MENU
MENU
set control out 3 and 4
7 MENU
8 MENU
9 MENU
10 MENU
return to ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
return to SETUP MENUS
return to MAIN MENU
return to normal operation
FACTORY RESET
Should you ever need to completely reset the A/V System Controller to the original factory settings from the front
panel press the SLEEP, DOWN, and LEVEL buttons simultaneously. The A/V System Controller will perform a
complete reset and erase all user programmed presets and menus.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
No sound, display
will not light
1. Power cord not plugged in.
2. Power off at AC source.
3. Power switch off.
4. AC power inlet fuse blown or faulty.
*
1. Reconnect power cord.
2. Check power at plug.
3. Turn power switch on.
4. Check for shorts or overloading. Replace
fuse.
No sound, display
on.
1. A/V System Controller in mute
2. Volume control to minimum.
3. Wrong source selected.
4. Line stage to amp. cables loose or
faulty.
5. Source to line stage cables loose
or faulty.
1. Unmute A/V System Controller.
2. Increase volume.
3. Select source.
4. Tighten, repair, or replace cable.
1. Poor ground connection in
interconnect cables.
2. Poor ground in main AC supply.
1. Check all connectors and repair as
necessary.
2. Check ground of outlet. Have it checked by
qualified serviceman.
3. Check ground.
4. Reposition cables.
Loud hum or buzz
on one or more
channels
3. Poor ground on cable box.
4. Cables running across back of TV.
5. Tighten, repair, or replace cable.
1. Recordings are not Pro Logic.
2. Recordings are not Dolby Digital.
3. Surround processor not in correct
mode.
4. Check speaker setup.
5. Speakers phase wrong.
1. Play a Pro Logic recording.
2. Play a Dolby Digital recording.
3. Select proper surround mode.
Remote will not
operate unit.
1. Batteries missing.
2. Batteries dead.
3. Batteries inserted wrong.
4. Remote signal blocked.
5. Lens requires cleaning.
6. Wrong programming.
1. Check for batteries inside remote.
2. Put in fresh batteries.
3. Follow diagram in battery compartment.
4. Clear path to front panel of unit.
5. Clean lens with a soft cloth.
6. Refer to remote manual.
Video is in Black
and White
1. Z1 video monitor is selected to the
wrong signal type.
1. Select the proper video signal type
(composite or S-video).
One or more
channels sound
bad
1. It is possible that the A/V System
Controller needs to be reset (cold
power boot).
1. Cycle the A/V System Controller’s front panel
POWER switch to OFF then back to ON.
Surround sound
does not sound
correct.
4. Pick correct speaker setup for your system.
5. Check wiring of speakers (+) of speaker to
(+) on amplifer. (-) on speaker to (-) on
amplifer.
* Note:
If unit continues to blow power inlet fuses, replace only with fuses of same type and rating.
DO NOT USE A HIGHER RATED FUSE!, have it serviced by your dealer or B&K.
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A/V SYSTEM CONTROLLER SPECIFICATIONS
Video Specifications
Audio Specifications
Frequency Response:
5 Hz - 20 kHz , +0/−0.5dB
Frequency Response:
20 Hz - 10 MHz ±3dB
Input Sensitivity:
63 mV
Maximum Input Level:
2 V P-P
Maximum Output Level:
9 V rms
Maximum Output Level:
2 V P-P
Signal to Noise Ratio:
89 dB CCIR 2 k Weighted
max level
Input Impedance:
50 k Ohms
Input Impedance:
75 Ohms
Output Impedance:
221 Ohms
Output Impedance:
75 Ohms
Noise Test Reference Level:
-12.5 dB
Surround Outputs
8
Audio Analog Inputs
7
Video Inputs
7
Audio Analog Outputs
5
Video Outputs
5
Digital Inputs coax/optical
7/ 5
Digital Outputs coax/optical
1/1
Tuner Specifications
FM Section
Tuner Specifications
AM section
Frequency Range:
87.5 - 107.9 MHz
Frequency Range:
520 - 1620 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Less than 0.25%
Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.3%
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 15 kHz, +1/ -3 dB
Sensitivity:
28 dBf
Capture Ratio:
2 dB
IHF (Usable) Sensitivity:
12 dBf
Mono/Stereo Sensitivity:
15 / 35 dBf
Sensitivity:
28 dBf
Selectivity:
30 dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity: 65 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio:
70 dB, A Weighted
Antenna Input Impedance:
75 Ohms
Antenna Input Impedance: 300 Ohms
Processor Specifications
Miscellaneous
A/D Conversion
20 Bit 48kHz
Line voltage:
120/220/240 VAC
D/A Conversion
20 Bit 32/44.1/48kHz
Power consumption:
30 watts max
Dolby Digital DSP:
Motorola 24 Bit 43 MIPS
Replacement fuses:
Line -.5 Amp/250 Volt
DTS DSP:
Motorola 24 Bit 46 MIPS
Dimensions:
17"(w)x10"(d)x3.50"(h)
Weight:
10 pounds
Warranty:
See Warranty page for
complete explanation
5 years processor
1 year remote
Upgradability:
A/D, D/A, digital receiver,
and DSP(s)
Specifications subject to change without notice
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1
2
3
4
5
6
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↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
exit menu system
MAIN MENU
Help / Navigate
Product Information
Zone 2 Operation
Edit Preset Title
User Preferences
Setup / Configure
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
Menu or Go Back
New Line or Text
Adjust or Cursor
Select or Save
Select or Save
HELP GUIDE
'
change preset
change character
change position
save preset
previous page
change preset
change character
change position
save preset
previous page
move to new line
select menu page
exit menu system
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
exit menu system
SETUP MENUS
Speaker Size and Delay
Speaker Calibration
Source Levels
AM Tuner Channels
FM Tuner Channels
Advanced System Settings
↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
Edit Preset Options
Edit Source Name
Display Options
Surround Modes
USER PREFERENCE SETUP
0. . A9
↑ ↓
←→
SEL
MENU
SOURCE MODE
VOLUME
DVD
St Lt Rt 0dB
EDIT PRESET TITLE 1
'TV simulcast
'
0. . A9
↑ ↓
←→
SEL
MENU
POWER SOURCE VOLUME
Off
V1
0dB
ZONE 2 OPERATION
PRESET 3 'Watch V1
Press MENU to Exit
Made in the USA
Reference 20
2-Zone Preamp/Processor
Featuring
Plug n Play
Dolby Digital and DTS
BK Components Ltd.
Press MENU to Exit
MENU
↑ ↓
←→
SEL
ENTER
4
3
2
1
adjust parameter
previous page
USER
DVD
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
move to new line
adjust parameter
exit menu system
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Background Color
Red
Overlay
Opaque Bright
Front Display
Bright
Z1 Video Monitor
Composite
Z1 Tuner Video
Last
Z2 Tuner Video
Last
Using AV system controller
select source to rename
AUD
to select control
change character
↑ ↓
←→
change position
MENU
previous page
DEFAULT
DVD
EDIT SOURCE NAME
←→
MENU
SURROUND MODE OPERATION
1 Surround Operatio
Auto
Dolby Digital / DTS 5.1
overrides MODE setting
2 Stereo Operation
Normal
STEREO MODE is digital
Front L/R speaker size
from speaker setup menu
move to new line
↑ ↓
←→
adjust parameter
MENU
exit menu system
1
2
3
4
5
6
No
changes allowed only to
the PRESET TITLES
Full Edit Preset
EDIT PRESET OPTIONS
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
move to new line
adjust level
exit menu system
USER
DVD
LEVEL
0.0 dB
to select control
adjust level
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mono/stereo
change character
change position
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↑ ↓
SEL
MENU
move to new line
select menu page
exit menu system
Zone Configuration
Power On Titles
Control Out
Security Options
ADVANCED SYSTEM SETUP
SEL
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
FM Stereo 96.9 Channel 0
FM TUNER SETTING
change character
change position
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520 Channel 0
AM TUNER SETTING
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
AM
AUD
←→
MENU
Using AV system controller
select source to adjust
DEFAULT
DVD
SOURCE LEVEL SETUP
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
SPEAKER CALIBRATION
0.0 dB
Left
0.0 dB
Center
0.0 dB
Right
0.0 dB
Right Rear
0.0 dB
Left Rear
0.0 dB
Subwoofer
SPEAKER SIZE SETUP
Small
Front L/R
Small
Center
Small
Rear L/R
Yes
Subwoofer
Normal
LFE
0ms
Center Delay
Rear Delay
0ms
move to new line
↑ ↓
←→
adjust parameter
MENU
exit menu system
4
3
2
1
move to new line
adjust parameter
exit menu system
ADVANCED POWER ON TITLES
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
ADVANCED ZONE SETTINGS
Z1 Max Level
+15 dB
Z1 Product ID
1
Z1 On Screen
Disabled
Z2 Level Control
Variable
Z2 Max Level
+15 dB
Z2 Product ID
2
start editing
change character
change position
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↑ ↓
←→
MENU
Visible
No
move to new line
adjust parameter
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1 Advanced Menu
2 Memory Locked
ADVANCED SECURITY OPTIONS
CONTROL OUT SETUP for TUNER
Phones
1 Control Out 1
2 Control Out 2
Zone 2
3 Control Out 3
Z1 + Z2
4 Control Out 4
Remote
Using AV system controller
select source to rename
AUD
to select control
move to new line
↑ ↓
←→
adjust parameter
MENU
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SEL
↑ ↓
←→
MENU
1 Power On Line 1
' BK Components '
2 Power On Line 2
' Pwrd by Motorola '
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THE MENU SYSTEM
p/n 12698 Rev. 9808B
REAR PANEL ENLARGED VIEW
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p/n 12698 Rev. 9808B
B&K Components, Ltd
2100 Old Union Road
Buffalo, New York 14227
716-656-0023
www.bkcomp.com
50
p/n 12698 Rev. 9808B