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Congratulations! With the purchase
of a Harman Kardon AVR65 you are
about to begin many years of listening
enjoyment. The AVR65 has been custom
designed to provide all the excitement
and detail of movie sound tracks and
every subtle nuance of musical selec-
tions. With onboard Dolby
*
DTS
Decoding, the AVR65 delivers six
discrete channels of audio that take
advantage of the digital sound tracks
from the latest DVD and LV releases and
Digital Television broadcasts.
While complex digital systems are hard
at work within the AVR65 to make all of
this happen, hookup and operation are
simple. Color-keyed connections, a back-
lit, programmable remote control and
on-screen menus make the AVR65 easy to
use. To obtain the maximum enjoyment
from your new receiver, we urge you to
take a few minutes to read through this
manual. This will ensure that connec-
tions to speakers, source playback units
and other external devices are made
properly. In addition, a few minutes spent
learning the functions of the various con-
trols will enable you to take advantage of
all the power the AVR65 is able to deliver.
If you have any questions about this
product, its installation or operation,
please contact your retailer or custom
installer. They are your best local source
of information.
AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98
Introduction
Description and Features
The AVR65 is a full-featured A/V receiver,
incorporating a wide variety of listening
options. In addition to Dolby Digital and
DTS decoding, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby 3 Stereo are available for compati-
bility with the tens of thousands of movies
Digital and
and television programs encoded with
analog surround information. A choice of
Hall and Theater modes is also available
for use with both encoded sources and
traditional two-channel stereo recordings.
A total of five audio/video inputs, each
with both composite and S-Video, as
well as three additional audio-only
inputs are selected through a learning
remote control and an easy-to-read front
panel display or on-screen graphics
through a TV monitor. Multiroom
operation is available with independent
source and volume selection.
The AVR65's powerful amplifier uses
traditional Harman Kardon High Current
design philosophies to meet the wide
dynamic range of any program selection.
1
Harman Kardon invented the high-
fidelity receiver over forty-five years ago.
With state-of-the-art circuitry and time-
honored circuit designs, the AVR65 is
and
*
undoubtedly the finest receiver ever
offered by Harman Kardon.
Onboard Dolby Digital and
DTS Decoding
Coax and Optical Digital Inputs
On-Screen Menu Displays
Backlit, Programmable Remote
Control
Composite and S-Video Switching
Complete Multiroom Control
6-Channel Direct Input and Preamp
Output for ALL Channels Permits
Ease of Expansion

Summary of Contents

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    Congratulations! With the purchase of a Harman Kardon AVR65 you are about to begin many years of listening enjoyment. The AVR65 has been custom designed to provide all the excitement and detail of movie sound tracks and every subtle nuance of musical selec- tions.

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    Important Safety Information Verify Line Voltage Before Use Your AVR65 has been designed for use with 120-volt AC current. Connection to a line voltage other than that for which it is intended can create a safety and fire hazard and may damage the unit. If you have any questions about the volt- age requirements for your specific model, or about the line voltage in your area,...

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    Unpacking The carton and shipping materials used to protect your new receiver during ship- ment were specially designed to cushion it from shock and vibration. We suggest that you save the carton and packing materials for use in shipping if you move, or should the unit ever need repair.

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    AVR 65 VID 1 VID 2 • Power Phones 9 ) ! 1 Main Power Switch 2 System Power Control 3 Power Indicator 4 Headphone Jack 5 Bass Control 6 Treble Control 7 Balance Control 8 Video 3 Inputs Mon Selector •...

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    1 Main Power Switch: Press this button to apply power to the AVR65. When the switch is pressed in, the unit is placed in a Standby mode, as indicated by the amber LED 3 sur- rounding the System Power control 2.

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    Display 3 3. 3 3 Information Display: This display delivers messages and status indications to help you operate the receiver. (See page 7 for a complete explanation of the Information Display.) 3 4 Remote Sensor Window: The sensor behind this window receives infrared signals from the remote con- trol.

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    Front Panel Information Display SLEEP MUTE BYPASS DIGITAL ANALOG A Mute B Bypass C Analog D Dolby Digital Indicator E Optical Source F Analog Dolby Surround Mode Indicators G Coax Source H AC-3 Indicator AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 TUNED MONO STEREO PRO LOGIC...

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    Front Panel Information Display A Mute: This indicator illuminates to remind you that the AVR65’s out- put has been silenced by pressing the Mute button Û d. Press the Mute button again to return to the previously selected output level. B Bypass: This indicator illumi- nates when the surround processing has been disabled by pressing the...

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    ∞ 6-Channel Direct Inputs: If an external digital audio decoder is used, connect the outputs of that decoder to these jacks. fi MODEL NO. AVR-65 AC 120V 60 Hz HARMAN KARDON 3.5A NORTHRIDGE CALIFORNIA, USA AC OUTLETS (120V.60Hz) TOTAL 150W or 1.5A MAX UNSWITCHED TOTAL 100W or 1A MAX.

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    IR sensor in the receiver to serve other remote controlled devices. Connect this jack to the “IR IN” jack on Harman Kardon or other compatible equipment. c Multi: Connect the output of an IR sensor in a remote room to this jack to operate the AVR65’s...

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    AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 Remote Control Functions a AVR Selector b Device Control Selectors c Power Button d Mute e Test f Display/Multiroom ⁄ ¤ Buttons ‹ /Channel Button i Set Button j Night Mode k Source Selectors l Numeric Keys m Direct/Enter n Memory Button...

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    In addition, the AVR65’s remote is shipped from the factory to operate the AVR65 and Harman Kardon CD players and cassette decks. The remote is also capable of operating a wide variety of other products using the control codes that are part of the remote.

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    n Memory Button: Press this button to enter a radio station into the AVR65’s preset memory. After pressing the button the MEMORY indicator P will flash, and you then have five seconds to enter a present memory location using the Numeric Keys l.

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    NOTE: When the CD player has both fixed and variable audio outputs it is best to use the fixed output unless you find that the input to the receiver is so low that the sound is noisy, or high that the signal is distorted.

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    Remote Cont. jack to the Remote In jack on Harman Kardon or other compatible equipment. External Audio Power Amplifier Connections If desired, optional external power audio power amplifiers may be used with the AVR65.

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    When all audio, video and system con- nections have been made, there are a few configuration adjustments to be made. A few minutes spent to correctly configure and calibrate the unit will greatly add to your listening experience. Speaker Selection and Placement The placement of speakers in a multi- channel-home-theater system can have a noticeable impact on the quality of...

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    System Setup Once the speakers have been placed in the room and connected, the final step in the setup process is to enter the settings that configure the AVR65’s bass management system for the type of speakers used in your system, the calibration of the output levels and the delay times used by the sur- round sound processor.

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    Speaker Configuration The first few adjustments tell the AVR65 which type of speakers are in use. This is important as it adjusts the settings that determine which speakers receive low- frequency (bass) information. For each of these settings use the setting LARGE if the speakers for a particular position...

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    Output level adjustment is a key part of the configuration process for any sur- round sound product. It is particularly important for a Dolby Digital receiver such as the AVR65, as correct outputs will ensure that you hear sound tracks in their proper place with the proper intensity.

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    To adjust and calibrate the output levels, follow these steps. For accurate calibration, it is a good idea to make these adjustments from the location in your room that is your favorite listening position: 1. Put the AVR65 in the Dolby Pro Logic mode by pressing the Dolby Pro on the front...

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    Delay Settings One aspect of the surround modes is the delay of audio signals between the front speakers and the rear speakers. Each surround mode is factory preset with a specific delay time, but it is possible to individually adjust the delay timing to custom tailor the sound to your individ- ual taste and the acoustic conditions in your listening room or home theater.

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    3. Press the button i ˜ 4. Adjust the delay time by pressing the buttons on the remote or ⁄ ¤ buttons on the front ¸ Selector panel until the delay time figure cal- culated using the formula entered above appears in the display. 5.

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    Basic Operation Once you have completed the setup and configuration of your new receiver, it is simple to operate and enjoy. The follow- ing instructions will provide the steps needed to enjoy the AVR65: • When using the AVR65 for the first...

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    Full-OSD A second display option is to have a full screen report of the AVR65’s status appear. To activate the full OSD, press the button three times in quick succession. The first press will turn the semi-OSD on, the second will turn the semi-OSD off, and the third will bring a full status report to the screen.

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    Surround Mode Selection One of the most important features of the AVR65 is its ability to reproduce a full multichannel surround sound field from Dolby Digital sources, analog matrix surround encoded programs and stan- dard stereo programs. In all a total of seven listening modes are available on the AVR65.

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    Surround Mode Chart MODE FEATURES DOLBY DIGITAL This mode is available only when the source material is encoded with Dolby Digital (AC-3) data. It provides up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated Low-Frequency Effects channel. This mode is available only when the source material is 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.

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    Digital Audio Playback Dolby Digital Dolby Digital (also known as AC-3) is a digital audio system that delivers up to five full-range surround channels (left, center, right, left surround and right surround) plus a special dedicated Low- Frequency Effects (LFE) channel. This represents a major advancement over traditional analog surround in that each surround channel is fully discrete and...

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    This is a monaural signal 1+1: that plays the same information in both the left front and right front speakers. There is no sound sent to the center or surround speakers. This is a monaural signal 1/0: that plays through the center channel speaker only.

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    Station Selection 1. Press the button AM/FM select the tuner as an input. 2. Press the button again AM/FM to switch between AM and FM so that the desired frequency band is selected. 3. Press the button Tune Mode to select manual or automatic tuning. When the indicator is illumin-...

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    If the system is still operating incorrectly, there may have been an electronic discharge or severe AC line interference that has corrupted the memory or microprocessor. If these steps do not solve the problem, consult an authorized Harman Kardon service depot.

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    Plug the IR connection cable into the jack on the Multi AVR65’s rear panel. If other Harman Kardon compatible source equipment is part of the main room installation, the Remote IR Out jack on the rear panel should be connected to IR IN jack on the CD player or cassette deck.

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    1. Press the button to initiate Multi the multiroom system. If the semi-OSD system is engaged, a message will appear at the bottom of the screen. If the full-OSD system is engaged, the complete multiroom menu (Figure 9) will be shown on the video display. Press the button within five...

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    CD players and cassette decks manufactured by Harman Kardon. For increased flexi- bility, the remote also contains the codes for most popular brands of audio and video equipment, including CD players,...

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    4. Press the Device Control Selector again, and note that the red light will flash twice to confirm the entry before going dark. 5. Try all of the functions on the remote to make certain that the product operates. Keep in mind that many manufacturers use a number of different combinations of codes, and it is a good idea to make certain...

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    AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 Programming the Remote To find out what function a particular button has for a specific device, find the button number on the Function List and then look in the column for the device you are controlling. For example, button number 5 is the Test Tone button for the AVR65, but it is the “Favorite”...

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    For example, if you have two VCRs, but no satellite receiver, you may program the “SAT” button to operate a second VCR. Before following...

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    Function List No. Button Name 1 Power On/Off 2 Sleep 3 Vol UP 4 Mute 5 Test Tone 6 Surr 7 Vol Down 8 Multiroom 9 Speaker Intro Scan 10 Night 11 Delay Open/Close 12 Level +/UP Disk Skip + 13 Level –/Down Disk Skip –...

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    Reference for Function List AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 Programming the Remote...

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    Setup Code Tables: TV Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number A MARK ADMIRAL AKAI AMPRO ANAM CANDLE CAPEHART CENTRONIC CITIZEN CLASSIC CONCERTO CONTEC CORONADO CRAIG CROWN CURTIS MATHES DAEWOO DAYTRON DWIN DYNASTY DYNATECH ELECTROHOME EMERSON FISHER FUNAI FUTURETECH GOLDSTAR HALL MARK HITACHI INFINITY INKEL AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98...

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    Setup Code Tables: TV (Continued) Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number JC PENNY JENSEN KENWOOD KLOSS LODGENET LOGIK LUXMAN MAGNAVOX MARANTZ MATSUI MEMOREX METZ MINERVA MITSUBISHI NIKEI ONKING ONWA OPTONICA PANASONIC PHILCO PHILIPS PIONEER PORTLAND PROSCAN PROTON QUASAR RADIO SHACK AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 Programming the Remote 063 064 063 064...

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    Setup Code Tables: TV (Continued) Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number REALISTIC RUNCO SAMPO SAMSUNG SANYO SCOTT SEARS SHARP SIGNATURE SONY SOUNDESIGN SPECTRICON SUPRE MACY SYLVANIA SYMPHONICS TANDY TATUNG TECHNICS TECHWOOD TENIKA TELERENT TERA TOSHIBA TOTEVISION UNIVERSAL VIDEO CONCEPTS VIDIKRON VIDTECH WARDS YAMAHA YORK YUPITERU...

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    AMPRO ANAM AUDIO DYNAMICS BROKSONIC CANON CAPEHART CRAIG CURTIS MATHES DAEWOO DAYTRON DYNATECH ELECTROHOME EMERSON FISHER FUNAI GO VIDEO GOLDSTAR HARMAN KARDON HITACHI INSTANTREPLAY JC PENNY JENSEN KENWOOD LLOYD MAGIN MAGNAVOX MARANTZ MARTA MATSUI MEMOREX MINOLTA MITSUBISHI MULTITECH MORDMENDE AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98...

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    Setup Code Tables: VCR (Continued) Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number OPTONICA PANASONIC PENTAX PHILCO PHILIPS PILOT PIONEER PORTLAND PULSAR QUARTZ REALISTIC RICO RUNCO SALORA SAMSUNG SANSUI SANYO SCOTT SEARS SHARP SHINTOM SONY SOUNDESIGN SYLVANIA SYMPHONIC TANDY ATATUNG TEAC TECHNICS TEKNIKA THOMAS TOSHIBA TOTEVISION UNITECH...

  • Page 44

    Setup Code Tables: CD Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number ADCOM AIWA AKAI CARVER DENON HARMAN KARDON KENWOOD MARANTZ MONDIAL NAKAMICHI ONKYO OPTIMUS PANASONIC PIONEER REALISTIC SHARP SHERWOOD SONY TEAC TECHNICS YAMAHA Setup Code Tables: AUX (DVD) Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number DENON...

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    Setup Code Tables: CABLE Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number PIONEER AMERICAST JERROLD JERROLD PIONEER PIONEER SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTIC TOCOM ZENITH ZENITH Setup Code Tables: SAT Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number ALPHASTAR ECHOSTAR HITACHI HUGHES PANASONIC PRIMESTAR PRIMESTAR SONY TOSHIBA UNIDEN AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 Programming the Remote Remote Control Model BR-200...

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    • Check speaker-wire connections due to possible short at receiver and speaker ends for shorts • Contact your local Harman Kardon service depot due to internal problems • Select a mode other than Stereo • There is no surround information from mono sources •...

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    Audio Section Stereo Mode Continuous Average Power (FTC) 75 Watts per channel 20Hz–20kHz: @ < 0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms Five-Channel Surround Mode Power Per Individual Channel Front L&R channels: 65 Watts per channel, @ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms Center channel: 65 Watts, @ <...

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    Notes ..................

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    AVR 65 DIGITAL COAX AC-3 VID 1 VID 2 VID 3 6 CH AM/FM TUNING • Power Phones Printed in China Part #1111-AVR65OM 6311-005-010 AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98...

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    Harman Kardon AVR65 Audio/VideoReceiver Volume Speaker Multi Room Dig. Select Delay DIGITAL COAX AC-3 AM/FM TUNING PRESET SCAN PRESET TUN MODE DIGITAL PRO LOGIC 3-STEREO HALL 1 HALL 2 THEATER SURR. OFF Mute Bass Treble Balance VIDEO 3 Video Audio R Owner’s Manual...

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    Technical Specifications ......47 ©1998 Harman Kardon, Incorporated AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98 Owner’s Manual...

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    Staple or clip original invoice here. AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98...

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