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INTRODUCTION Thank you for choosing the DENON AVR-5700 Digital Surround A / V receiver. This remarkable component has been engineered to provide superb surround sound listening with home theater sources such as DVD, as well as providing outstanding high fidelity reproduction of your favorite music sources.
Brown DACs, for optimum high fidelity reproduction of music and movie soundtracks. 6. 24 Bit AL Processing A feature of DENON’s premium CD players, Alpha processing is a proprietary DSP function that provides increased definition of detail. The latest 24 bit Alpha processing technology is applied to the two main front channels (left and right) for superb reproduction of high fidelity music sources.
5 CONNECTIONS • Do not plug in the AC cord until all connections have been completed. • Be sure to connect the left and right channels properly (left with left, right with right). • Insert the plugs securely. Incomplete connections will result in the generation of noise.
• To connect an Dolby Digital AC-3 compatible LD player to the AC-3RF jacks, connect the player’s video outputs to this unit’s VDP/DVD input jacks. • When the AC-3RF-input selector button on the AVR-5700 is pressed, the picture switches to the signals input to the VDP/DVD input jacks.
• Connect the TV’s or DBS tuner’s S video input (S-VIDEO INPUT) to the S-VIDEO • The monitor TV can also be connected in the same way to the S-VIDEO MONITOR OUT-2 jack. Note, however, that the AVR-5700’s on-screen display signals are not output from this jack. MONITOR...
Connecting the antenna terminals DIRECTION OF BROADCASTING STATION FM ANTENNA F-type converter plug (attached) • When using the FM antenna attach to this apparatus 75 Ω/ohms COAXIAL CABLE FM INDOOR ANTENNA (An Accessory) FM ANTENNA ADAPTER (An Accessory) • An F-type FM antenna cable plug can be connected directly. •...
• The AVR-5700’s on-screen display signals are not output from the color difference (component) video output jacks (MONITOR OUT). • Some video sources with component video outputs are labeled Y, Pb, Pr, or Y, Cb, Cr, or Y, R-Y, B-Y. These terms all refer to component video color difference output.
Connecting the external input (EXT. IN) jacks • These input jacks are for inputting multi-channel audio signals in high definition MUSE 3-1 format, multi-channel audio signals from an MPEG multi-channel decoder, or future multi-channel sound format, etc. • When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other components. When connecting a high definition (MUSE 3-1 format) component, use a separately sold mono/stereo cable if the surround channel...
Speaker system connections • Connect the speaker terminals with the speakers making sure that like polarities are matched ( < with < , > with > ). Mismatching of polarities will result in weak central sound, unclear orientation of the various instruments, and the sense of direction of the stereo being impaired.
If the protection circuit is activated again even though there are no problems with the wiring or the ventilation around the unit, switch off the power and contact a DENON service center. • The protector circuit may be activated if the set is played for long periods of time at high volumes when speakers with an impedance lower than the specified impedance (for example speakers with an impedance of lower than 4 Ω/ohms)
6 PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Front Panel • For details on the functions of these parts, refer to the pages given in parentheses ( ). 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 INPUT SELECTOR REMOTE SENSOR ON / STANDBY ON / STANDBY HOME THX CINEMA PHONES...
SURROUND PARAMETER button …………………………………(49) Channel select/enter button …………………………………(16) Cursor buttons ………………………(16) ON SCREEN button ……………………(39) DVD SETUP button ……………………(32) PANEL button …………………………(39) Multi source button ……………………(40) do not function with the AVR-5700. , however, can be used with the learning function.
S-VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack. (For details, see page 27.) • The AVR-5700’s on-screen display function is designed for use with high resolution monitor TVs, so it may be difficult to read small characters on TVs with small screens or low resolutions.
Before setting up the system Check that all the connections are correct, then turn on the main unit’s power. Display the System Setup Menu. SYSTEM SETUP TITLE Setting the type of speakers • The composition of the signals output from the different channels and the frequency response are adjusted automatically according to the combination of speakers actually being used.
Enter the setting. a) If no surround speakers are used (if “None” is set for both A and B): ENTER The System Setup Menu reappears. b) If both surround speakers A and B are used (if either “Large” or “Small” is set for both A and B): The surround speaker setting screen appears.
Switch to the Bass Output screen. ENTER Select the bass signal playback mode. Enter the setting. The System Setup Menu reappears. ENTER Playback modes Subwoofer Only THX (recommended THX mode) The LFE and the low frequencies (80 Hz or lower) of the channels set to “Small” at the Speaker Configuration screen are output from the subwoofer.
Switch to the Delay Time screen. ENTER Select the desired unit, meters or feet. Select (darken) the desired units, “Meters” or “Feet”. Once “Meters” or “Feet” is selected in step 3, the Delay Time screen appears automatically. Select the speaker to be set. Set the distance between the center speaker and listening position.
The System Setup Menu reappears. ENTER The AVR-5700 automatically sets the optimum surround delay time for the listening room. NOTE: • If the distance unit is changed after the delay time is set, the settings are reset to the factory default values (see page 16).
Select “Test Tone Start”. Select “Yes”. a. If the “Auto” mode is selected: Test tones are automatically emitted from the different speakers. The test tones are emitted from the different speakers in the following order, at 4-second intervals the first time and second time around, 2-second intervals the third time around and on: Use the CURSOR buttons to adjust all the speakers to the same volume.
MASTER VOL. Press the ENTER button at the point where the test noise starts sounding distorted. The AVR-5700 automatically sets the subwoofer peak limit level. ENTER This prevents future inadvertent subwoofer overload due to excessively strong bass content when the master volume control is at a high level.
MD player or other digital recorder. Use this for digital recording between a digital audio source (stereo - 2 channel) and a digital audio recorder. • Do not connect the output of the component connected to the OPTICAL 5 OUT jack on the AVR-5700’s rear panel to any jack other than the OPTICAL 5 IN jack.
Setting the on-screen display (OSD) • Use this to turn the on-screen display (messages other than the menu screens) on or off. At the System Setup Menu select “On Screen Display”. Switch to the On Screen Display screen. ENTER Select “ON” or “OFF”. Enter the setting.
The changed settings are entered and the on-screen display turns off. SYSTEM SETUP TITLE • On-screen display signals Signals input to the AVR-5700 VIDEO signal input jack (yellow) : Signal : No signal) : On-screen signals output : On-screen signals not output) NOTES: •...
8 REMOTE CONTROL UNIT • The included remote control unit (RC-853) can be used to operate not only the AVR-5700 but other remote control compatible DENON components as well. Furthermore, it is equipped with a function for learning the control signals of remote control units of other manufacturers, so it can also be used to operate non-DENON remote control compatible video components.
LOCK VDP VCR When set to LOCK, only the buttons for the basic functions of the AVR-5700 (sections A and B) will function. Use this position for example to prevent children from accidentally operating the system. Operate the audio component.
Preset memory • DENON and other makes of components can be operated by setting the preset memory for your make of video component. Operation is not possible for some models, however. In this case use the learning function (see page 33) to store the remote control signals.
• Some manufacturers use different types of remote control codes for their products. If the component does not operate when set to remote codeset A, try setting to the B or C codesets. “TV” EXT.IN (EXT. IN) — 1 (DVD) — DENON/HITACHI 2 (VDP) MITSUBISHI C 3 (TUNER) MITSUBISHI A PANASONIC C PANASONIC A 4 (TV/DBS) JVC (VICTOR) C 5 (V.
Operating a video component stored in the preset memory Set the slide switch to “VIDEO”. AUDIO AVR/AVC Set the slide switch to the component to be registered (VDP, VCR or TV). DECK VDP VCR Operate the video component. • For details, refer to the component’s operating instructions. Some models cannot be operated with this remote control unit.
Learning function • If your AV component is not a DENON product or it cannot be operated with the preset memory codesets, you can “teach” the AVR-5700’s remote control to “learn” the codes from the component’s original remote control. • The buttons that can be “learned” are the CD, DECK and MD system buttons (see page 29) and the DVD, VDP, VCR and TV system buttons (see page 32).
System call function • The included remote control unit is equipped with a system call function for transmitting multiple remote control signals when a single button is pressed (this is often referred to as a “macro” function). This function can be used to turn on the amplifier’s power, select the input source, turn on the monitor TV’s power, turn on a source component’s power and start playback, etc., all at the touch of a button.
Clearing “learned” remote control signals and resetting the preset memory Press the USE/LEARN selector button with the tip of a pen, etc., to set the learn mode. To clear “learned” remote control signals, set the slide switch to the position at which the signals were “learned”. To clear the preset memory settings, set the slide switch to “VIDEO”.
In this mode, the types of signals being input to the digital and analog input jacks for the selected input source are detected and the program in the AVR-5700’s surround decoder is selected automatically upon playback. This mode can be selected for all input sources other than PHONO, TAPE-2 and TUNER.
Select the play mode. Example: Stereo STEREO (Main unit) Start playback on the selected component. • For operating instructions, refer to the component’s manual. Adjust the volume. MASTER VOLUME The volume level is (Main unit) displayed on the master volume level display.
After starting playback  Adjusting the sound quality (tone) The tone control function will not work in the direct or Home THX Cinema mode. Adjust the bass sound to the desired level using the BASS adjustment control, the treble sound using the TREBLE adjustment control.
• The “MULTI” indicator lights. • The indicator for the selected program source lights. • When the AVR-5700 is in the REC OUT mode, the source cannot be output using the MULTI button on the remote control unit.
Playback using the external input (EXT. IN) jacks Set the external input (6CH/8CH EXT. IN) mode. Press the 6CH/8CH EXT. IN (on the EXT. IN button on the remote control unit) to switch the external input. Once this is selected, the input signals connected to the FL (front left), FR (front right), C (center), SL (surround left) and SR (surround right) channels of the EXT.
ANOTHER ROOM on the diagram below.) • When a sold separately room-to-room remote control unit (DENON RC-616, 617 or 618) is wired and connected between the main room and another room, the remote-controllable devices in the main room can be controlled from another room using the remote control unit.
10 SURROUND Before playing with the surround function • Before playing with the surround function, be sure to use the test tones to adjust the playback level from the different speakers. This adjustment can be performed with the system setup (see page 22) or from the remote control unit, as described below. •...
• For operating instructions, refer to the manuals of the respective components. NOTE: • There are four Dolby Surround Pro Logic modes (NORMAL, PHANTOM, WIDE and 3CH. LOGIC). The AVR-5700 sets the mode automatically according to the types of speakers set during the system setup process (page 18). mark.
Dolby Digital mode (only with Dolby Digital RF or digital input) and DTS Surround (only with digital input) Select the input source. Playback with a Dolby Digital RF input 1 Select VDP for the input. INPUT SELECTOR (Main unit) (Remote control unit) 2 Set the input mode to “AUTO”...
Display the surround parameter menu. SURROUND PARAMETER MENU/GUIDE Enter the setting. ENTER NOTE: • When “Default” is selected and the reset, “S.Sp” is set to “A” and the tone is set to the default value. Surround parameters 1 CINEMA EQ. (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks.
Home THX Cinema mode  Playing sources recorded in Dolby Pro Logic in the Home THX Cinema surround mode Select the Home THX Cinema mode. HOME THX CINEMA HOME THX CINEMA (Main unit) (Remote control unit) Play a program source with the •...
11 DSP SURROUND SIMULATION • The AVR-5700 is equipped with a high performance DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which uses digital signal processing to synthetically recreate the sound field. One of eight preset surround modes can be selected according to the program source and the parameters can be adjusted according to the conditions in the listening room to achieve a more realistic, powerful sound.
DSP surround simulation Select the surround mode for the input channel. SURROUND MODE DOLBY / DTS WIDE DIRECT STEREO SURROUND SCREEN (Main unit) DOLBY / DTS SURROUND DSP SIMULATION 5CH STEREO (Remote control unit) The surround mode switches in the following order each time the DSP SIMULATION button is pressed: SUPER STADIUM ROCK ARENA...
Tone control setting • Use the tone control setting to adjust the bass and treble as desired. Display the surround parameter screen on the monitor. The screen for the selected SURROUND surround mode appears. PARAMETER “TONE” cannot be selected in MENU/GUIDE the Direct or Home THX Cinema mode.
Surround parameters 2 ROOM SIZE: This sets the size of the sound field. There are five settings: “small”, “med.s” (medium-small), “medium”, “med.l” (medium-large) and “large”. “small” recreates a small sound field, “large” a large sound field. EFFECT LEVEL: This sets the strength of the surround effect. The level can be set in 15 steps from 1 to 15.
12 LISTENING TO THE RADIO Auto tuning Set the input function to “TUNER”. INPUT SELECTOR (Main unit) (Remote control unit) Watching the display, press the BAND button to select the desired band (AM or FM). BAND Press the MODE button to set the auto tuning mode. MODE “Auto”...
Preset memory Use the “Auto tuning” or “Manual tuning” operation to tune in the station to be preset in the memory. Press the MEMORY button. MEMORY Press the SHIFT button and select the desired memory block (A to D). SHIFT (Main unit) (Remote control unit) Press the PRESET UP or DOWN button to select the desired...
Recalling preset stations Watching the display, press the SHIFT button to select the preset memory block. SHIFT (Main unit) (Remote control unit) Watching the display, press the PRESET UP or DOWN button to select the desired preset channel. DOWN (Main unit) (Remote control unit) 13 LAST FUNCTION MEMORY •...
15 TROUBLESHOOTING If a problem should arise,first check the following. 1. Are the connections correct ? 2. Have you operated the receiver according to the Operating Instructions ? 3. Are the speakers, turntable and other components operating property ? If this unit is not operating properly, check the items listed in the table below. Should the problem persist, there may be a malfunction. Disconnect the power immediately and contact your store of purchase.
The AVR-5700’s surround speaker selection function makes it possible to change the settings according to the combination of surround speakers being used and the surrounding environment in order to achieve the ideal surround sound for all sources. This means that you can connect a pair of bipolar or dipolar surround speakers (mounted on either side of the prime listening position), as well as a separate pair of direct radiating (monopolar) speakers placed at the rear corners of the listening room.
Subwoofer angle to the rear of the listening position, and point them toward the listening position. • Connect the surround speakers for watching movies to the surround speaker A jacks on the AVR-5700, the surround 45° ~ 60° speakers for playing multi-channel music to the surround speaker B jacks. Set the surround speaker selection on the setup menu.
DVD’s Dolby Digital output is output from the optical or coaxial digital jacks. Select the input mode according to the type of media being played (LD or DVD). Also, if both the RF and Digital outputs are connected to the AVR-5700’s VDP function, the input mode can be selected automatically by setting the “AUTO”...
Mark indicating Dolby Pro Logic compatibility: When playing in Dolby Pro Logic, select the input signal according to how the player is connected to the AVR-5700, in the same way as selecting the stereo signal (see page 25). Set the surround mode to “DOLBY SURROUND” (see page 44) to play in Dolby Pro Logic.
DENON was the first company in the world to offer THX 5.1 processing in a home theater component. The AVR-5700 is the world’s first A/V receiver that incorporates the ability to have THX 5.1 surround sound with either Dolby Digital or DTS encoded programs.
System setup items and default values (set upon shipment from the factory) System setup Input the combination of speakers in your system and their Speaker corresponding sizes (SMALL for regular speakers, LARGE for full- Configuration size, full-range) to automatically set the composition of the signals output from the speakers and the frequency response.
17 SPECIFICATIONS Audio section • Power amplifier Rated output: (All properties shown are only for the power amplifier stage.) Dynamic power: Output terminals: • Analog Input sensitivity / input impedance: Frequency response: S/N: Distortion: Rated output/maximum output: Maximum headphones output: •...