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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Audio/video receiver Owner’s Manual
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 INTRODUCTION SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION PLACE THE AVR FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS REAR-PANEL CONNECTORS SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS INTRODUCTION TO HOME THEATER TYPICAL HOME THEATER SYSTEM MULTICHANNEL AUDIO SURROUND MODES PLACE YOUR SPEAKERS PLACING THE LEFT, CENTER AND RIGHT SPEAKERS PLACING THE SURROUND SPEAKERS PLACING THE SUBWOOFER TYPES OF HOME THEATER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS SPEAKER CONNECTIONS SUBWOOFER CONNECTIONS SOURCE DEVICE CONNECTIONS VIDEO CONNECTIONS RADIO CONNECTIONS USB PORT MAKING CONNECTIONS CONNECT YOUR SPEAKERS CONNECT YOUR SUBWOOFER CONNECT YOUR TV OR VIDEO DISPLAY CONNECT YOUR SOURCE DEVICES CONNECT THE RADIO ANTENNAS CONNECT THE 12V TRIGGER OUTPUT CONNECT TO AC POWER 3 3 3 3 4 6 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 15 15 15 SET UP THE REMOTE CONTROL Table of Contents 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 24 25 26 INSTALL THE BATTERIES IN THE REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAM THE REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR SOURCE DEVICES AND TV SET UP THE AVR TURN ON THE AVR USING THE ON-SCREEN MENU SYSTEM CONFIGURE THE AVR FOR YOUR SPEAKERS ASSIGN THE DIGITAL AUDIO CONNECTORS ADDITIONAL INPUT SETUP MENU ITEMS OPERATING YOUR AVR CONTROLLING THE VOLUME MUTING THE SOUND LISTENING THROUGH HEADPHONES SELECTING A SOURCE VIDEO TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS LISTENING TO FM AND AM RADIO SELECTING A SURROUND MODE ADVANCED FUNCTIONS AUDIO PROCESSING AND SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM SETUP ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMING RECORDING SLEEP TIMER RESETTING THE REMOTE PROCESSOR RESET MEMORY TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIFICATIONS APPENDIX 2
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Introduction Thank you for choosing this Harman Kardon product! For more than fifty years, the Harman Kardon mission has been to share a passion for music and entertainment, using leading-edge technology to achieve premium performance. Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon invented the receiver, a single component designed to simplify home entertainment without compromising performance. Over the years, Harman Kardon products have become easier to use while offering more features and sounding better than ever. The AVR 1565 and AVR 1566 5.1-channel digital audio/video receivers (AVRs) continue this tradition with some of the most advanced audio and video processing capabilities yet and a wealth of listening and viewing options. To obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new AVR, please read this manual and refer back to it as you become more familiar with its features and their operation. If you have any questions about this product, its installation or its operation, please contact your Harman Kardon retailer or custom installer, or visit our Web site at www. harmankardon.com. Introduction, Supplied Accessories, Important Safety Information and Place the AVR IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Verify Line Voltage Before Use The AVR 1565 and AVR 1566 have been designed for use with 120-volt alternating current (AC). Connection to a line voltage other than that for which your AVR is intended can create a safety and fire hazard, and may damage the unit. If you have any questions about the voltage requirements for your specific model or about the line voltage in your area, contact your selling dealer before plugging the unit into a wall outlet. Do Not Use Extension Cords To avoid safety hazards, use only the power cord supplied with your unit. We do not recommend that extension cords be used with this product. As with all electrical devices, do not run power cords under rugs or carpets, or place heavy objects on them. Damaged power cords should be replaced immediately by an authorized service center with a cord meeting factory specifications. Handle the AC Power Cord Gently When disconnecting the power cord from an AC outlet, always pull the plug; never pull the cord. If you do not intend to use your AVR for any considerable length of time, disconnect the plug from the AC outlet. Supplied Accessories The following accessory items are supplied with your AVR. If any of these items are missing, please contact your Harman Kardon dealer, or Harman Kardon customer service at www.harmankardon.com. • System remote control • AM loop antenna • FM wire antenna • Three AAA batteries • AC power cord Do Not Open the Cabinet There are no user-serviceable components inside this product. Opening the cabinet may present a shock hazard, and any modification to the product will void your warranty. If water or any metal object such as a paper clip, wire or staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately, and consult an authorized service center. CATV or Antenna Grounding (AVR 1650) If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to this product, be certain that it is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges. Section 810 of the United States National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes and requirements of the grounding electrode. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV (cable TV) system installer’s attention to article 820-40 of the NEC, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as possible. Place the AVR • Place the AVR on a firm and level surface. Be certain that the surface and any mounting hardware can support the AVR’s weight. • Provide proper space above and below the AVR for ventilation. If you install the AVR in a cabinet or other enclosed area, provide cooling air within the cabinet. Under some circumstances, a fan may be required. • Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the top of the AVR or place objects directly over them. • Do not place the AVR directly on a carpeted surface. • Do not place the AVR in moist or humid locations, in extremely hot or cold locations, in areas near heaters or heat registers, or in direct sunlight 3
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Front-Panel Controls Front-Panel Controls Power Indicator IR Sensor Set Button Message Display Surround Mode Select Buttons Volume Knob Power Button Channel Level Control Button Left/Right Buttons Up/Down Buttons/ Tuning Buttons Headphone Jack USB Port Aux Analog Audio Input Connector Tuning Mode Button Digital Input Button Surround-Mode Category Button Source Select Buttons 4
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Front-Panel Controls, continued Power indicator: This LED has three possible modes: • LED is off: Indicates that the AVR is unplugged or the rear-panel Main Power switch is off. • LED glows amber: Indicates that the AVR is in the Standby mode. • LED glows white: Indicates that the AVR is turned on. IMPORTANT NOTE: If the PROTECT message ever appears on the AVR’s front-panel Message display, turn off the AVR and unplug it from the AC outlet. Check all speaker wires for a possible short circuit (the “+” and “–” conductors touching each other or both touching the same piece of metal). If a short circuit is not found, bring the unit to an authorized Harman Kardon service center for inspection and repair before using it again. IR sensor: This sensor receives infrared (IR) commands from the remote control. It is important to ensure that the sensor is not blocked. Set button: Press this button to select the currently highlighted menu item. Message display: Various messages appear in this two-line display in response to commands and changes in the incoming signal. In normal operation, the current source name appears on the upper line, while the surround mode is displayed on the lower line. When the on-screen display menu system (OSD) is in use, the current menu settings appear. Surround-Mode Select buttons: After you have selected the desired surround-mode category, press these buttons to select a specific mode within the category, such as to change from Dolby ® Pro Logic ® II Movie mode to Logic 7 ® Movie mode. Surround-mode availability depends on the nature of the source input signal, i.e., digital versus analog, and the number of channels encoded within the signal. Volume knob: Turn this knob to raise or lower the volume. Up/Down buttons: Use these buttons to navigate the AVR’s menus. Volume knob: Turn this knob to raise or lower the volume. Front-Panel Controls, continued Power button: Press this button to turn the AVR on or to place it in the Standby mode. Tuning Mode button: This button toggles between manual (one frequency step at a time) and automatic (seeks frequencies with acceptable signal strength) tuning mode. It also toggles between stereo and mono modes when an FM station is tuned in. Channel Level Control button: Press this button to activate the channel-level adjustment feature. After pressing this button, use the Up/Down buttons to select the channel for adjustment and use the Left/Right buttons to adjust the channel’s level. Digital Input button: Press this button to change the audio input for the current source. Use the Left/Right buttons to cycle through the available inputs. Although you can assign any digital audio input to any source, the analog audio inputs are all permanently dedicated to the source with which they are labeled. Left/Right buttons: Use these buttons to navigate the AVR’s menus. Up/Down buttons/Tuning buttons: Use these buttons to navigate the AVR’s menus. When the radio is the active source, use these buttons to tune stations according to the setting of the Tuning Mode button (see above). Surround-Mode Category button: Press this button to select a surround-sound category. Each press changes the surround-mode category: Auto Select, Virtual, Stereo, Movie, Music and Video Game. To change the specific surround-sound mode within the category, use the Surround Mode Select buttons. See Audio Processing and Surround Sound, on page 20, for more information on surround modes. Headphone jack: Connect a 1/4" stereo headphone plug to this jack for private listening. Source Select buttons: Press these buttons to select the active source. USB port: You can use this port to perform software upgrades that may be offered in the future. Do not connect a storage device, a peripheral product or a PC here, unless instructed to do so as part of an upgrade procedure. Aux Analog Audio Input connector: Connect an auxiliary source component that will be used only temporarily, such as a camcorder, portable music player or game console, here. 5
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Rear-Panel Connectors Composite Video Monitor Input Connector Video 2 Out Connector Rear-Panel Connectors HDMI ® Monitor Out Connector DVD Composite Video Input Connector Composite Video Input Connectors Radio Antenna Connectors HDMI Input Connectors Digital Audio Input Connectors Analog Audio Input/Output Connectors Speaker Connectors Main Power Switch AC Input Connector Subwoofer Connector 12V Trigger Connector 6
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Rear-Panel Connectors, continued Radio Antenna connectors: Connect the included AM and FM antennas to their respective terminals for radio reception. HDMI Monitor Out connector: If your TV has an HDMI connector and you have HDMI or component video source devices, use an HDMI cable (not included) to connect it to the AVR’s HDMI Monitor Out connector. Notes on using the HDMI Monitor Out connector: • When connecting a DVI-equipped display to the HDMI Monitor Out connector, use an HDMI-to-DVI adapter and make a separate audio connection. • Make sure the HDMI-equipped display is HDCP-compliant. If it isn’t, do not connect it via HDMI; use an analog video connection instead and make a separate audio connection. Rear-Panel Connectors, continued Digital Audio Input connectors: If your non-HDMI source devices have digital outputs, connect them to the AVR’s digital audio connectors. NOTE: Make only one type of digital connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial) from each device. See Connect Your Source Devices, on page 13, for more information. Video 2 Out connector: Connect an analog video recorder’s video input connector to the AVR’s Video 2 Out connector. You can record any composite video input signal. NOTE: To record the audio and video from the source device, connect the AVR’s Video 2 Out Analog Output connectors to the analog video recorder’s audio inputs. Composite Video Input connectors: Use composite video connectors for video source devices that don’t have HDMI or component video connectors. You will also need to make an audio connection from the source device to the AVR. See Connect Your Source Devices, on page 13, for more information. Subwoofer connector: Connect this jack to a powered subwoofer with a line-level input. See Connect Your Subwoofer, on page 13, for more information. Analog Audio Input/Output connectors: Use the AVR’s Analog Audio Input/Output connectors for source devices that don’t have HDMI or digital audio connectors. Use the Video 2 Out and Tape Out connectors to connect to the audio inputs of a VCR and tape deck. See Connect Your Source Devices, on page 13, for more information. Speaker connectors: Use two-conductor speaker wire to connect each set of terminals to the correct speaker. See Connect Your Speakers, on page 13, for more information. Main Power switch: This mechanical switch turns the AVR’s power supply on or off. It is usually left on and cannot be turned on or off using the remote control. 12V Trigger connector: This connector provides 12V DC whenever the AVR is on. It can be used to turn on and off other devices such as a powered subwoofer. AC Input connector: After you have made all other connections, plug the supplied AC power cord into this receptacle and into an unswitched wall outlet. HDMI Input connectors: The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface ® ) feature is a connection for transmitting digital audio and video signals between devices. If your source devices have HDMI connectors, using them will provide the best possible video and audio performance quality. Since the HDMI cable carries both digital video and digital audio signals, you do not have to make any additional audio connections for devices you connect via HDMI connections. See Connect Your Source Devices, on page 13, for more information. Composite Video Monitor Out connector: If your TV or video display does not have an HDMI connector, or if your TV does have an HDMI connector but you are connecting some source devices with only composite video connectors, use a composite video cable (not included) to connect the AVR’s Composite Video Monitor Out connector to your TV’s composite video input connector. DVD Component Video Input connector: If your Blu-ray Disc or DVD player does not have an HDMI connector but does have a component video connector, using the component video connector will provide superior video performance. You will also need to make an audio connection from the player to the AVR. 7
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 System Remote Control Functions System Remote Control Functions IR Transmitter Lens Program Indicator LED Power On Button Power Off Button AVR Button Mute Button Source Selector Buttons Test Tone Button Sleep/CH Up/Down Buttons OSD Button Channel Level Control Button Speaker Setup Buttons Volume Up/Down Buttons OK Button Digital Input Button Delay Button Left/Right/Up/Down Buttons Number Buttons Memory Button Direct Station Entry Button Tuning Up/Down Buttons Clear Button Preset Station Up/Down Buttons Disc Skip Button Macro Buttons Display Dimmer Button Track Skip Up/Down Buttons Transport Control Buttons Tuning Mode Button Tone Control Button Night Mode Button 8
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 System Remote Control Functions, continued In addition to controlling the AVR, the AVR remote is capable of controlling nine other devices, including an iPod/iPhone device docked in a The Bridge IIIP docking station connected to the AVR. During the installation process, you may program the codes for each of your source components into the remote. (See Program the Remote to Control Your Source Devices and TV, on page 16, for programming information.) To operate a component, press its Source Selector button to change the remote’s control mode. A button’s function depends on which component is being controlled. See Table A10 in the Appendix for listings of the functions for each type of component. Most of the buttons on the remote have dedicated functions, although the precise codes transmitted vary depending on the specific device being controlled. Due to the wide variety of functions for various source devices, we have included only a few of the most often-used functions on the remote: alphanumeric keys, transport controls, television-channel control, menu access and power on and off. To return the remote to the AVR control mode at any time, press the AVR button. IR Transmitter lens: As buttons are pressed on the remote, infrared codes are emitted through this lens. Program Indicator LED: This LED lights up to indicate various procedures when the remote is in the Programming mode. Power On/Off buttons: Press these buttons to turn the AVR or the device being controlled on and off. The Main Power switch on the AVR’s rear panel must be on for this button to turn the AVR on and off. Mute button: Press this button to mute the AVR’s speaker-output connectors and Headphone jack. To restore the sound, press this button or adjust the volume. AVR button: Press this button to switch the remote’s control mode to operate the AVR. Source Selector buttons: Press one of these buttons to select a source device, e.g., DVD, AM/FM radio, etc. This action will also turn on the AVR and switch the remote’s control mode to operate the selected source device. NOTE: The first press of the Radio Source Selector button switches the AVR to the last-used tuner band (AM or FM). Each successive press changes the band. Test Tone button: Press this button to activate the test tone for calibrating channel volume levels by ear. Sleep button/Channel Up/Down buttons: Press the Sleep button to activate the sleep timer, which turns off the AVR after a programmed period of time of up to 90 minutes. The Channel Up/Down buttons have no effect on the AVR but are used to change channels on TVs and some video sources. Volume Up/Down buttons: Press these buttons to raise or lower the volume. OSD button: Press this button to activate the on-screen display menu system. Channel Level Control button: Press this button to activate the individual channel-level adjustment. It lets you easily change the channel balance to suit different programs or seating arrangements. See Configure the AVR for Your Speakers, on page 17, for more information. Speaker Setup button: Press this button to configure which speakers are included in your system. See Configure the AVR for Your Speakers, on page 17, for more information. OK button: This button is used to select items from the menu system. Digital Input button: Press this button to select the specific digital audio input (or analog audio input) to which the current source is connected. Delay button: Pressing this button lets you adjust two different types of delay settings (use the Up/Down buttons to cycle through the settings): • A/V Sync: This setting lets you resynchronize the audio and video signals from a source to eliminate a “lip sync” problem. Lip-sync issues can occur when the video portion of a signal undergoes additional processing in either the source device or the video display. Use the Left/Right buttons to delay the audio by up to 180ms. • Front L/Center/Front R/Surr R/Surr L/Subwoofer: These settings let you set the delay for each speaker to compensate for the different distances they may be from the listening position. Use the Up/Down buttons to cycle through each of the system’s speakers, and use the Left/Right buttons to set the distance each speaker is from the listening position. See Configure the AVR for Your Speakers, on page 17, for more information. System Remote Control Functions, continued Left/Right/Up/Down buttons: These buttons are used to navigate the menu system. Number buttons: Use these buttons to enter numbers for radio-station frequencies or to select station presets. Tuning Mode button: Press this button to toggle the radio between manual (one frequency step at a time) and automatic (seeks frequencies with acceptable signal strength) tuning mode. It also toggles between stereo and mono modes when an FM station is tuned in. Memory button: To save the currently tuned radio station as a preset, press this button, then a Number button. Direct Station Entry button: Press this button before using the Number buttons to enter a radio station frequency. Clear button: Press this button to clear a radio station frequency you have started to enter. Tuning Up/Down buttons: Press these buttons to tune a radio station. Depending on whether the tuning mode has been set to manual or automatic, each press will either change one tuning frequency increment at a time or seek the next higher or lower station with acceptable signal strength. Preset Station Up/Down buttons: Press these buttons to cycle through your preset radio stations. Tone Control button: Press this button to access the bass and treble controls. Use the OK button to select an adjustment and use the Up/Down buttons to change the settings. Disc Skip button: This button is used with some optical disc changers to skip to the next disc. Night Mode button: Press this button to activate Night mode with specially encoded Dolby ® Digital discs or broadcasts. Night mode compresses the audio so that louder passages are reduced in volume to avoid disturbing others, while dialogue remains intelligible. Each press of the button advances through the following settings: • Off: No compression is applied. Loud passages in the program remain as they were recorded. • Mid: Loud passages in the program are reduced moderately in volume. • Max: Loud passages in the program are reduced more in volume. Macro buttons: These buttons may be programmed to execute a series of up to 19 commands with a single button press. They are useful for programming the command to turn on or off all of your components or for accessing specialized functions for a different component from the one that you are currently operating. See Programming Macro Commands, on page 22, for information about programming macros. Track Skip Up/Down buttons: These buttons have no effect on the AVR but are used with many source components to change tracks or chapters. Display Dimmer button: Press this button to dim the AVR’s front-panel display partially or fully. Transport Control buttons: These buttons have no effect on the AVR but are used to control many source components. By default, when the remote is operating the AVR, these buttons will control a Harman Kardon Blu-ray Disc player or DVD player. 9
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AVR 1565/AVR 1566 Introduction to Home Theater This introductory section will help you to familiarize yourself with some basic concepts unique to multichannel surround-sound AVRs, which will make it easier for you to set up and operate your AVR. Introduction to Home Theater and Place Your Speakers Place Your Speakers Determine the locations for your system’s speakers according to their manufacturer’s directions and the layout of your listening room. Use the illustration below as a guide for 5.1-channel systems. To create the most realistic surround-sound environment possible, you should place your speakers in a circle with the listening position at its center. You should angle each speaker so it directly faces the listening position. Use the diagram below as a guide. TV C FL SUB FR Typical Home Theater System A home theater typically includes an audio/video receiver (AVR), which controls the system and supplies amplification for the loudspeakers; a disc player; a source component for television broadcasts (cable box, satellite dish AVR, HDTV tuner or antenna connected to the TV); a TV or video display; and multiple loudspeakers. Multichannel Audio The main benefit of a home theater system is its ability to produce “surround sound.” Surround sound uses multiple speakers and amplifier channels to immerse you in the audio/video presentation for a dramatically increased sense of realism. Your AVR can have up to five main speakers connected directly to it, plus a subwoofer. Each main speaker is powered by its own amplifier channel inside the AVR. A system with more than two speakers is called a multichannel system. The different main speaker types in a home theater system are: • Front Left and Right: The front left and right speakers are used as in a two-channel system. In many surround-sound modes, these speakers are secondary, while the main action, especially dialogue, is reproduced by the center speaker. • Center: When you are watching movies and television programs, the center speaker reproduces most of the dialogue and other soundtrack information that occurs on the screen, anchoring it with the picture. When you are listening to a musical program, the center speaker helps to create a seamless front soundstage, creating a more realistic “you-are-there” listening experience. • Surround Left and Right: The surround left and right speakers produce ambient sounds that help create a realistic and immersive surround-sound environment. They also help recreate directional sound effects such as aircraft flyovers. Many people expect the surround speakers to play as loudly as the front speakers. Although you will calibrate all of the speakers in your system to sound equally loud at the listening position, most artists use the surround speakers for ambient effects only, and they create their programs to steer relatively little sound to these speakers. • Subwoofer: A subwoofer is designed to play only the lowest frequencies (the deep bass). It augments smaller, limited-range main speakers that are usually used for the other channels. Many digital-format programs, such as movies recorded in Dolby Digital, contain a low-frequency effects (LFE) channel that is directed to the subwoofer. The LFE channel packs the punch of a rumbling train or airplane, or the power of an explosion, adding realism and excitement to your home theater. Some people use two subwoofers for additional power and for even distribution of the sound. SL SR Placing the Left, Center and Right Speakers Place the center speaker either on top of, below or mounted on the wall above or below the TV or video-display screen. Place the front left and right speakers along the circle, about 30 degrees from the center speaker and angled toward the listener. Place the front left, front right and center speakers at the same height, preferably at about the same height as the listener’s ears. The center speaker should be no more than 2 feet (0.6m) above or below the left/right speakers. If you’re using only two speakers with your AVR, place them in the front left and front right positions. Placing the Surround Speakers You should place the left and right surround speakers approximately 110 degrees from the center speaker, slightly behind and angled toward the listener. Alternatively, you can place them behind the listener, with each surround speaker facing the opposite-side front speaker. You should place the surround speakers 2 feet – 6 feet (0.6m – 1.8m) higher than the listener’s ears. NOTE: Your AVR will sound its best when the same model or brand of loudspeaker is used for all positions. Surround Modes There are different theories as to the best way to present surround sound and to distribute the individual channel information to the surround-sound system’s speakers. A variety of algorithms have been developed in an effort to recreate the way we hear sounds in the real world, resulting in a rich variety of options. Several companies have developed different surround-sound technologies, all of which can be accurately reproduced by your AVR: • Dolby Laboratories: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic ® II. • DTS ® : DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DTS, DTS 96/24™. • HARMAN International: Logic 7 ® , HARMAN virtual speaker, HARMAN headphone. • Stereo Modes: two-channel stereo and five-channel stereo. Appendix Table A9, on page 30, contains detailed explanations of the different surround- sound options available on your AVR. Digital surround-sound modes, such as Dolby Digital and DTS systems, are available only with specially encoded programs, such as those available via HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray Disc media and digital cable or satellite television. Other surround modes may be used with digital and analog signals to create a different surround presentation or to use a different number of speakers. Surround- mode selection depends upon the number of speakers in your system, the programs you are watching or listening to, and your personal tastes. Placing the Subwoofer Because a room’s shape and volume can have a dramatic effect on a subwoofer’s performance, it is best to experiment with placement so that you will find the location that produces the best results in your particular listening room. With that in mind, these rules will help you get started: • Placing the subwoofer next to a wall generally will increase the amount of bass in the room. • Placing the subwoofer in a corner generally will maximize the amount of bass in the room. • In many rooms, placing the subwoofer along the same plane as the left and right speakers can produce the best integration between the sound of the subwoofer and that of the left and right speakers. • In some rooms, the best performance could even result from placing the subwoofer behind the listening position. A good way to determine the best location for the subwoofer is by temporarily placing it in the listening position and playing music with strong bass content. Move around to various locations in the room while the system is playing (putting your ears where the subwoofer would be placed), and listen until you find the location where the bass performance is best. Place the subwoofer in that location. 10
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