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Harman Kardon AVR 210 Owner's Manual

Harman kardon avr 210: user guide.

 
AVR 210 Audio/Video Receiver
OWNER'S MANUAL
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Power for the digital revolution.

Summary of Contents

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    AVR 210 Audio/Video Receiver OWNER’S MANUAL ® ® Power for the digital revolution. ™...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    AVR 210 Audio/Video Receiver Introduction Safety Information Unpacking Front Panel Controls Front Panel Information Display Rear Panel Connections Remote Control Functions Installation and Connections System Configuration Input Setup Surround Setup Delay Settings Speaker Setup Output Level Adjustment Manual Output Level Adjustment...

  • Page 3: Introduction

    DVD and LD releases and Digital Television broadcasts. While complex digital systems are hard at work within the AVR 210 to make all of this happen, hookup and operation are simple. Color-keyed connections, a programmable remote control, and on-screen menus make the AVR 210 easy to use.

  • Page 4: Safety Information, Unpacking

    Safety Information Important Safety Information Verify Line Voltage Before Use Your AVR 210 has been designed for use with 120-volt AC current. Connection to a line volt- age other than that for which it is intended can create a safety and fire hazard and may damage the unit.

  • Page 5: Front Panel Controls

    NOTE: This switch is normally left in the “ON” position. 2 System Power Control: When the Main Power Switch 1 is “ON, ” press this button to turn on the AVR 210; press it again to turn Û Ú Ò...

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    Ó Volume Control: Turn this knob clockwise to increase the volume, counterclockwise to decrease the volume. If the AVR 210 is muted, adjusting volume control will automatically release the unit from the silenced condition.

  • Page 7: Front Panel Information Display

    N Theater Mode Indicator: This indicator lights to show that the Theater mode is in use. O Night Mode Indicator: This indicator lights when the AVR 210 is in the Night mode, which preserves the dynamic range of digital program material at low volume levels.

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    AVR 210’s operation. Y Mute Indicator: This indicator lights to remind you that the AVR 210’s output has been silenced by pressing the Mute button . Press the Mute button again to return to the pre- viously selected output level.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel Connections

    Video 2 Video Outputs g Video 1 Video Inputs h Optical Digital Inputs i Coaxial Digital Inputs A ‰ A ° AC INPUT ~120V/60HZ A MODEL NO. AVR 210 NORTHRIDGE LISTED CALIFORNIA, USA E191351 40KK AUDIO EQUIPMENT MADE IN CHINA...

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    10 REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS correct polarity by connecting the red (+) termi- nals on the AVR 210 to the red (+) terminals on the speaker and the black (–) terminals on the AVR 210 to the black (–) terminals on the speakers.

  • Page 11: Remote Control Functions

    6-Channel Direct Input Mute EzSet Sensor Microphone NOTE: The function names shown here are each button’s feature when used with the AVR 210. Most buttons have additional functions when used with other devices. See pages 37–38 for a list of these functions.

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    Input Selectors: Pressing one of these buttons will perform three actions at the same time. First, if the AVR 210 is not turned on, this will power up the unit. Next, it will select the source shown on the button as the input to the AVR 210.

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    (See page 33 for more information on programming the remote.) y Skip Up/Down Buttons: These buttons do not have a direct function with the AVR 210, but when used with a compatibly programmed CD or DVD changer they will change the disc currently being played in the changer.

  • Page 14: Installation And Connections

    CD or LD player’s PCM (S/P-DIF) output. 4. Connect the Coaxial or Optical Digital Outputs ‚ on the rear panel of the AVR 210 to the matching digital input connections on a CD-R or MiniDisc recorder.

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    Video Monitor Output ‹. System and Power Connections The AVR 210 is designed for flexible use with multiroom systems, external control compo- nents and power amplifiers. Main Room Remote Control Extension...

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    Once the speakers have been placed in the room and connected, the remaining steps in the setup process are to program the AVR 210’s bass management system for the type of speakers used in your system, calibrate the output levels, and set the delay times used...

  • Page 17: System Configuration

    System Configuration You are now ready to power up the AVR 210 to begin these final adjustments. 1. Plug the Power Cable ° into an unswitched AC outlet. 2. Press the Main Power Switch 1 in until it latches and the word “OFF” on the top of the switch disappears inside the front panel.

  • Page 18: Input Setup, Surround Setup, Delay Settings

    However, to make it easier to establish the initial parameters for the AVR 210, it is best to select Dolby Pro Logic for most analog inputs and Dolby Digital for inputs connected to digital sources. In the case of...

  • Page 19: Speaker Setup

    MENU, and press the Set button o to return to the main menu. Speaker Setup This menu tells the AVR 210 which type of speakers are in use. This is important as it adjusts the settings that determine which speakers receive low-frequency (bass) informa- tion.

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    When this option is selected, all bass information will be routed to the front left/right “main” speakers. • If a subwoofer is connected to the AVR 210, you have the option to have the front left/right “main” speakers reproduce bass...

  • Page 21: Output Level Adjustment

    Using EzSet Harman Kardon’s exclusive EzSet remote makes it possible to quickly and accurately set the AVR 210’s output levels without the use of a sound pressure meter, although manual adjust- ment is also available. However, for the easiest set-up, follow these steps while seated in the listening position that will be used most often: 1.

  • Page 22: Manual Output Level Adjustment

    Upon completion of the second circulation, the Program/SPL indicator will flash green twice and then go out. The tone will stop and the AVR 210 will return to normal operation. Manual Output Level Adjustment Output levels may also be adjusted manually,...

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    Once the settings outlined on the previous pages have been made, the AVR 210 is ready for operation. While there are some additional settings to be made, these are best done after...

  • Page 24: Operation, Basic Operation, Source Selection

    Turning the AVR 210 On or Off • When using the AVR 210 for the first time, you must press the Main Power Switch 1 on the front panel to turn the unit on. This places the unit in a Standby mode, as indicated by the amber color of the Power Indicator 3 .

  • Page 25: Surround Mode Chart

    Operation Surround Mode Chart MODE FEATURES DOLBY DIGITAL Available only with digital input sources encoded with Dolby Digital data. It provides up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated Low-Frequency Effects channel. Available only with digital input sources encoded with DTS data. Available on special DVD, LD and audio-only discs, DTS provides up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated low-frequency channel.

  • Page 26: Surround Mode Selection, Digital Audio Playback, Selecting A Digital Source

    (HDTV) system. Note that an optional, external RF demodulator is required to use the AVR 210 to listen to the Dolby Digital sound tracks available on laser discs. Connect the RF output of the LD player to...

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    “Audio Select” button or in a menu screen on the disc) to send a full 5.1 feed to the AVR 210. It is also possible for the type of sig- nal feed to change during the course of a DVD playback.

  • Page 28: Tuner Operation

    28 OPERATION MP3 Audio Playback The AVR 210 is one of the first A/V receivers to provide on-board decoding for the MP3 audio format used by computers and portable audio devices. In addition, some new CD players are...

  • Page 29: Tape Recording, Output Level Trim Adjustment

    Output Level Trim Adjustment Normal output level adjustment for the AVR 210 is established using the test tone, as outlined on pages 22 and 23. In some cases, however, it may be desirable to adjust the out- put levels using program material such as a test disc, or a selection you are familiar with.

  • Page 30: Channel Direct Input

    The AVR 210 is equipped for future expansion through the use of optional, external adapters for formats that the AVR 210 may not be capa- ble of processing. When an adapter is connected to the 6-Channel Direct Input ª, you may...

  • Page 31: Advanced Features, Display Brightness, Turn-on Volume Level, Semi-osd Settings

    Turn On Volume Level As is the case with most audio/video receivers, when the AVR 210 is turned on, it will always return to the volume setting in effect when the unit was turned off. However, you may prefer to...

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    Full-OSD Time Out Adjustment The FULL-OSD menu system is used to simplify the setup and adjustment of the AVR 210 using a series of on-screen menus. The factory default setting for these menus leaves them on the screen for 20 seconds after a period of inactivity before they disappear from the screen or “Time Out.

  • Page 33: Programming The Remote, Direct Code Entry, Auto Search Method, Code Readout

    Auto Search Method. Auto Search Method If the unit you wish to include in the AVR 210’s remote is not listed in the code tables in this manual or if the code does not seem to operate...

  • Page 34: Macro Programming, Programmed Device Functions

    Selectors ef will blink and then turn off. Example: To program the Macro 1 button so that it turns on the AVR 210, TV and a Cable Box, follow these steps: • Press the Macro 1 w and Mute buttons at the same time and then release them.

  • Page 35: Volume Punch-through, Channel Control Punch-through, Transport Control Punch-through

    TV viewing, you may wish to have the AVR 210’s volume activated, although the remote is set to run the TV. Either the AVR 210 or TV volume control may be associated with any of the remote’s devices. To program the...

  • Page 36: Reassigning Device Control, Selectors

    For example, if you have two VCRs but no satellite receiver, you may program the “SAT” button to operate a second VCR. Before following the nor- mal programming steps for either Three-Digit entry...

  • Page 37: Function List

    Function List No. Button Name AVR Function Power Off Power Off Power Off Power On Power On Power On Mute Mute Mute AVR Select DVD Input Select DVD Select CD Input Select Tape Tape Input Select VID 1 Video 1 Select VID 2 Video 2 Select 10 VID 3...

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    Function List (continued) No. Button Name AVR Function 45 Direct Direct Tuner Entry 46 Clear Clear Clear 47 Preset Up Preset Tune Up Slow Forward 48 Tune Down Tune Down Prev Chapter Track Increment 49 OSD 50 D. Skip Disc Skip 51 Preset Down Preset Tune Down Slow Rev...

  • Page 39: Setup Code Tables

    DYNASTY DYNATECH ELECTROHOME EMERSON 011 012 ENVISION FISHER FUNAI FUTURETECH 011 014 GOLDSTAR 093 097 GRUNDIG HALL MARK HARMAN KARDON HITACHI 011 015 INFINITY INKEL JC PENNEY 011 014 JENSEN 079 134 KENWOOD KLOSS 045 162 LUXMAN 021 053 MAGNAVOX...

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    Setup Code Table: TV (continued) MARANTZ 074 148 MEMOREX 013 069 011 033 MIDLAND MITSUBISHI 011 033 NATIONAL 178 179 013 022 OPTIMUS OPTONICA ORION PANASONIC 057 076 PENNEY PHILCO 003 011 PHILIPS 003 011 PIONEER 011 024 PORTLAND PROSCAN PROTON 059 165 QUASAR...

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    040 133 037 039 067 076 093 095 124 127 GO VIDEO 113 117 GOLDSTAR 018 019 026 087 092 100 107 GRAETZ HARMAN KARDON 018 049 HITACHI 011 040 048 067 130 INSTANTREPLAY 037 039 JC PENNEY 018 019 021 039 045 087...

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    Setup Code Table: VCR (continued) PHILCO 037 039 040 071 PHILIPS 037 039 040 058 071 075 087 PILOT PIONEER 019 027 052 PORTLAND PULSAR QUARTZ 002 020 QUASAR 039 144 RADIO SHACK 003 045 057 074 087 093 133 134 137 140 141 142 152 153 158 159 160 161 019 026 039 067 093 095 124 127 157 REALISTIC 003 015 020 037 039 040 045 057 058 087 093 137 152 159 160...

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    CALIFORNIA AUDIO CAPETRONIC CARRERA CARVER 138 139 CASIO CROWN CURTIS MATHES DENON EMERSON FISHER 055 066 FUNAI GOLDSTAR HAITAI HARMAN KARDON 038 052 HITACHI INKEL JC PENNEY JENSEN 193 194 KENWOOD 028 060 KYOCERA LOTTE LUXMAN MAGNAVOX 111 125 MARANTZ...

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    Setup Code Table: CD (continued) QUASAR RADIO SHACK 091 148 REALISTIC 056 091 ROTEL SAMSUNG SANSUI 132 155 SANYO 080 093 SCOTT SEARS SHARP 103 112 SHERWOOD 039 056 SIGNATURE SONY 101 113 SOUNDSTREAM SYLVANIA SYMPHONIC TANDY TEAC 056 083 TECHNICS 107 117 THETA DIGITAL...

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    Setup Code Table: DVD Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number CALIFORNIA AUDIO DENON GOLDSTAR HARMAN KARDON KENWOOD LOTTE MAGNAVOX MITSUBISHI ONKYO OPTIMUS PANASONIC PIONEER RUNCO SAMSUNG SANYO SHARP SONY TECHNICS THOMSON TOSHIBA YAMAHA 45 SETUP CODES...

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    Setup Code Table: SAT Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number ALPHASTAR ALPHASTAR DBS ALPHASTAR DSR CHANNEL MASTER CHAPARRAL 315 316 CITOH DRAKE 317 318 DX ANTENNA 331 352 ECHOSTAR 319 322 380 395 ELECTRO HOME EUROPLUS FUJITSU GENERAL ELECTRIC 408 474 GENERAL INSTRUMENT 301 303 323 365 HITACHI...

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    Setup Code Table: CBL Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number 001 003 045 048 052 059 ALLEGRO AMERICAST ANTRONIX ARCHER 012 014 021 031 112 BELCOR CABLE STAR 033 113 CENTURION CENTURY CITIZEN 014 111 COMTRONICS 026 037 DIAMOND DIGI EAGLE 027 037 046 186 EASTERN 063 066 070 115 187 ELECTRICORD...

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    Setup Code Table: CBL (continued) REGENCY 063 115 187 REMBRANT SAMSUNG 037 072 186 SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA 003 018 047 048 052 130 145 183 203 204 SIGNAL SIGNATURE 001 188 SPRUCER 053 081 177 189 STARCOM 002 015 016 141 163 STARGATE 015 037 120 187 SYLVANIA...

  • Page 49: Troubleshooting Guide, Processor Reset

    If the system still malfunctions, a system reset may clear the problem. To clear the AVR 210’s entire system memory including tuner presets, output level settings, SOLUTION • Make certain AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet •...

  • Page 50: Technical Specifications

    Height measurement includes feet and chassis. All features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Harman Kardon is a registered trademark, and Power for the digital revolution is a trademark, of Harman International Industries, Inc. is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. (Patent No. 5,386,478).

  • Page 51: Notes

    Notes 51 NOTES...

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    250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, New York 11797 www.harmankardon.com © 2000 Harman Kardon, Incorporated Part No.: J90200012400...

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