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Harman Kardon AVR 225 Owner's Manual

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    ® Power for the Digital Revolution ® AVR 225 AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER OWNER’S MANUAL AVR 225 AM/FM Tun Mode...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Processor Reset Technical Specifications Notes TABLE OF CONTENTS AVR 225 Typographical Conventions In order to help you use this manual with the remote control, front-panel controls and rear-panel connections, certain conventions have been used. EXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific remote control or front-panel button, or rear-panel connection jack EXAMPLE –...

  • Page 3: Introduction

    DVD releases and Digital Television broadcasts. While complex digital systems are hard at work within the AVR 225 to make all of this happen, hookup and operation are simple. Color-keyed connections, a pro- grammable remote control, and on-screen menus make the AVR 225 easy to use.

  • Page 4: Safety Information, Unpacking

    SAFETY INFORMATION Important Safety Information Verify Line Voltage Before Use Your AVR 225 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.

  • Page 5: Front-panel Controls

    2 System Power Control: When the Main Power Switch 1 is “ON, ” press this button to turn on the AVR 225; press it again to turn the unit off. Note that the Power Indicator 3 surrounding the switch will turn green when the unit is on.

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    Ó Volume Control: Turn this knob clockwise to increase the volume, counterclockwise to decrease the volume. If the AVR 225 is muted, adjusting the Volume Control Ó will automatically release the unit from the silenced condition.

  • Page 7: Front-panel Information Display

    V Optical Digital Input Indicators K Night Mode Indicator: This lights when the AVR 225 is in the Night mode, which preserves the dynamic range of digital program material at low vol- ume levels. This mode is only available with specially encoded Dolby Digital sources.

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    N Sleep Indicator: This indicator lights when the Sleep function is in use. The numbers in the Preset Number/Sleep Timer J will show the minutes remaining before the AVR 225 goes into the Standby mode. (See page 24 for more information on the Sleep function.) O Memory Indicator: This indicator flashes when entering presets and other information into the tuner’s...

  • Page 9: Rear-panel Connections

    ∞ Tape Inputs: Connect these jacks to the PLAY/OUT jacks of an audio recorder. § Remote IR Input: If the AVR 225’s front-panel IR sensor is blocked due to cabinet doors or other obstructions, an external IR sensor may be used.

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    › Switched AC Accessory Outlet: This outlet may be used to power any device you wish to have turned on or off at the same time as the AVR 225. Any device connected to this outlet will be off when the AVR 225 is in the Standby mode, and power will be supplied to the outlet when the AVR 225 is turned on.

  • 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 225. Most buttons have additional functions when used with other devices. See pages 36–37 for a list of these functions.

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    AVR Selector: Pressing this button will switch the remote so that it will operate the AVR 225’s functions. If the AVR 225 is in the Standby mode, it will also turn the AVR 225 on. g AM/FM Tuner Select: Press this button to select the AVR 225’s tuner as the listening choice.

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    Transport Controls: These buttons do not have any functions with the AVR 225 but they may be pro- grammed for the forward/reverse play operation of a wide variety of CD or DVD players, and audio or video cassette recorders.

  • Page 14: Installation And Connections

    If your speakers have color-coded connections, match the terminal on the AVR 225 to the like terminal on your speakers. For existing speakers with a red termi- nal for the positive connection, the connections on the...

  • Page 15

    S-Video, or vice versa. S-Video inputs may only be viewed when the AVR 225 is connected to a TV set or video display with S-Video capability. If you use both standard composite video and S-Video sources in your...

  • Page 16: System Configuration, Speaker Selection And Placement, System Setup

    You are now ready to power up the AVR 225 to begin these final adjustments. 1. Plug the Power Cord fl into an unswitched AC outlet.

  • Page 17: Using The On-screen Display To Make Configuration Adjustments, Setting The System Configuration Memories, Input Setup

    “burned into” the CRT. This type of damage is not covered by the AVR 225 warranty and may not be covered by the pro- jector TV set’s warranty. The AVR 225 has two on-screen display modes, “Semi-OSD”...

  • Page 18: Surround Setup, Delay Settings

    Main Information Display S and in the lower third of the video display connected to the AVR 225. Press the Set Button o to enter the new digital input assignment. When the Stereo-Direct (Surround Off) mode is in use, you may only select the analog input for a source.

  • Page 19: Night Mode Settings, Speaker Setup

    Set Button o to return to the main menu. Speaker Setup This menu tells the AVR 225 which type of speakers are in use. This is important as it adjusts the settings that determine which speakers receive low-frequency (bass) information.

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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 225, you have the option to have the front left/right “main” speakers reproduce bass frequencies at all times,...

  • Page 21: Configuring The Surround Off (stereo) Modes, Stereo-direct (bypass) Mode, Stereo-digital Mode, Output Level Adjustment

    1. If you have not done so previously, place the AVR 225 in Dolby Pro Logic II – Movie mode by using the SURROUND SETUP menu (Figure 3) as described on page 18. Output level adjustment using the test tone is not available in the Stereo modes.

  • Page 22: Manual Output Level Adjustment, Additional Input Adjustments

    Program/SPL indicator will flash green twice and then go out. The tone will stop and the AVR 225 will return to normal operation. If you find that the output levels chosen by EzSet are either uncomfortably low or high, you may repeat the procedure.

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    Once the settings outlined on the previous pages have been made, the AVR 225 is ready for operation. While there are some additional settings to be made, these are best done after you have had an opportunity to lis- ten to a variety of sources and different kinds of pro- gram material.

  • Page 24: Operation, Basic Operation, Source Selection

    Bass Control & and Treble Control ( to suit your listening tastes or room acoustics. • To set the output of the AVR 225 so that the output is “flat, ” with the tone controls deactivated, press the Tone Mode Button 6 until the words Tone Out appear momentarily in the Main Information Display S.

  • Page 25: Surround Mode Chart

    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

    LD discs. Note that an optional, external RF demodulator is required to use the AVR 225 to listen to the Dolby Digital soundtracks available on laser discs. Connect the RF output of the LD player to the demodulator and...

  • Page 27: Digital Status Indicators, Night Mode

    DVD player (usually with the “Audio Select” button or in a menu screen on the disc) to send a full 5.1 feed to the AVR 225. It is also possible for the type of signal feed to change during the course of a DVD playback.

  • Page 28: Tuner Operation, Tape Recording

    PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is the noncompressed digital audio system used for compact discs and laser discs. The digital circuits in the AVR 225 are capable of high-quality digital-to-analog decoding, and they may be connected directly to the digital audio output of your CD or LD player.

  • Page 29: Output Level Trim Adjustment, Channel Direct Input

    Repeat the procedure as needed until all channels requiring adjustment have been set. When all adjust- ments have been made and no further adjustments are made for five seconds, the AVR 225 will return to normal operation. The channel output for any input may also be adjusted using the Full-OSD on-screen menu system.

  • Page 30: 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 225 is turned on, it will always return to the volume setting in effect when the unit was turned off. However, you may prefer to always have the AVR 225 turn on at a specific setting, regardless of what was last in use when the unit was turned off.

  • Page 31: Full-osd Time Out Adjustment

    Full-OSD Time Out Adjustment The Full-OSD menu system is used to simplify the setup and adjustment of the AVR 225 using a series of on-screen menus. The factory default setting for these menus leaves them on the screen for 20 sec- onds after a period of inactivity before they disappear from the screen or “Time Out.

  • Page 32: Programming The Remote

    Auto Search Method. Auto Search Method If the unit you wish to include in the AVR 225’s remote is not listed in the code tables in this manual or if the code does not seem to operate properly, you may wish...

  • Page 33: Macro Programming, Punch-through Programming

    Function List and then look in the column for the device you are controlling. For example, button num- ber 53 is the Macro 2 button for the AVR 225, but it is the “Favorite” button for many cable television boxes and satellite receivers.

  • Page 34: Transport Control Punch-through

    TV viewing, you may wish to have the AVR 225’s volume activated, although the remote is set to run the TV. Either the AVR 225 or TV volume control may be associated with any of the remote’s devices.

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    AVR 225’s functions. The key to use those button numbers (which are shown inside an oval) is found on pages 11–13.

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    FUNCTION LIST No. Button Name AVR Function Power On Power On Power On Power Off Power Off Power Off Mute Mute Mute AVR Select DVD Input Select DVD Select CD Input Select Tape Tape Input Select VID1/VCR Video 1 Select VID2/TV Video 2 Select 10 VID3/CBL/Sat...

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    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 49 OSD 50 D. Skip Disc Skip 51 Preset Down Preset Tune Down Slow Rev 52 M1 Open/Close...

  • Page 38: Setup Code Tables

    SETUP CODE TABLE: TV Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number A MARK ADMIRAL AKAI AMPRO ANAM 103 106 123 128 BLAUPUNKT BROKSONIC CANDLE CAPEHART CENTURION CENTRONIC CITIZEN 123 128 CLASSIC CONCERTO CONTEC CORANDO CORONADO CRAIG 157 158 CROWN CURTIS MATHES 128 132 DAEWOO 087 102 DAYTRON...

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    Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number MAGNAVOX 128 132 MARANTZ 123 148 MATSUI MEMOREX METZ 123 128 MINERVA MITSUBISHI 115 123 NATIONAL 177 179 121 123 NIKEI ONKING ONWA OPTONICA ORION 208 209 PANASONIC 148 169 PHILCO 115 123 PHILIPS 128 132 PIONEER 123 128 PORTLAND...

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    SETUP CODE TABLE: TV Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number TOTEVISION VIDEO CONCEPTS VIDTECH WARDS 128 132 YAMAHA YORK YUPITERU ZENITH ZONDA SETUP CODE TABLE: VCR Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number AIWA AKAI 048 108 109 126 AMPRO AUDIO DYNAMICS 018 048 BROKSONIC 110 147 CANDLE 134 135...

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    Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number NATIONAL 018 048 NORDMENDE OPTIMUS ORION PANASONIC 125 150 167 172 PHILCO PHILIPS 040 075 PORTLAND PULSAR QUASAR 001 125 RADIO SHACK 134 140 142 158 159 095 124 125 157 172 REALISTIC 017 020 040 045 159 SALORA SAMSUNG 045 095 105 109...

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    SETUP CODE TABLE: CD Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number ADCOM AIWA 156 170 AKAI AUDIO TECHNICA AUDIOACCESS AUDIOFILE CALIFORNIA AUDIO CAPETRONIC CARRERA CARVER 143 144 CASIO CLARINETTE DENON EMERSON FISHER FRABA FUNAI GENEXXA GOLDSTAR HAITAI HARMAN KARDON 054 190 HITACHI INKEL JC PENNEY JENSEN KENWOOD...

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    Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number REALISTIC 104 105 SANSUI 157 172 SANYO 095 168 SCOTT SHARP 151 159 SHERWOOD 105 133 SONY 118 132 SOUNDSTREAM SYMPHONIC TAEKWANG TEAC 086 106 THETA DIGITAL TOSHIBA 151 155 VECTOR RESEARCH VICTOR WARDS YAMAHA 061 135 YORK SETUP CODE TABLE: CD 108 164 166...

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    SETUP CODE TABLE: TAPE Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number HARMAN KARDON SETUP CODE TABLE: AUDIO Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number HARMAN KARDON SETUP CODE TABLE: DVD Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number APEX DIGITAL DENON 019 051 003 004 GOLDSTAR HARMAN KARDON 005 055 064 MAGNAVOX MARANTZ MITSUBISHI...

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    Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number ALPHASTAR ALPHASTAR DBS ALPHASTAR DSR BIRDVIEW CHANNEL MASTER 320 321 325 361 CHAPARRAL 315 316 CITOH DRAKE 313 317 413 481 DX ANTENNA 331 352 379 483 ECHOSTAR 395 397 453 463 ELECTRO HOME FUJITSU 324 329 GENERAL INSTRUMENT 303 311 365 403...

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    SETUP CODE TABLE: CBL Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number 001 011 ALLEGRO AMERICAST ARCHER BELCOR CABLE STAR 033 113 CITIZEN COLOUR VOICE 085 090 DIGI EAGLE EASTERN 066 070 ELECTRICORD EMERSON FOCUS G.I. 001 011 017 096 097 GC ELECTRONICS GEMINI 032 060 GENERAL GENERAL INSTRUMENT...

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    Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number REMBRANT SAMSUNG 072 186 SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA 183 203 SEAM SIGNATURE 001 188 SPRUCER 053 081 177 189 STARCOM 002 011 163 STARGATE TANDY TELECAPATION TEXSCAN TIMELESS TOCOM 170 205 UNITED CABLE UNIVERSAL 033 034 039 042 113 VIDEOWAY 124 211 VIEWSTAR...

  • Page 48: Processor Reset

    Your AVR 225 receiver has been designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. In the event that you are experiencing difficulties, please check the suggestions below for a possible solution to your problem. Additional information on the AVR 225, including updated information and user hints, is available from our Web site at www.harmankardon.com.

  • Page 49: Technical Specifications

    Audio Section Stereo Mode Continuous Average Power (FTC) 65 Watts per channel, @ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz – 20kHz, both channels driven into 8 ohms Five-Channel Surround Modes Power Per Individual Channel Front L&R channels: 55 Watts per channel @ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms Center channel: 55 Watts @ <...

  • Page 50: Notes

    NOTES NOTES...

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    NOTES NOTES...

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    ® 250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, New York 11797 www.harmankardon.com © 2002 Harman Kardon, Incorporated Part No.: CQX1A779Z...

  • Page 53

    Guide, please refer to the pages referenced in the Owner’s Manual. We strongly recommend that you read the Owner’s Manual for complete details on how to install, configure and operate the AVR 225, as well as for the important safety information it contains.

  • Page 54

    (–) to black (–). (See page 14.) Step 3. Connect the Subwoofer Pre-Out jack to the Line-In jack on your subwoofer (see page 16). Adjust the settings on the subwoofer as needed. AVR 225 QUICK-START GUIDE , 1A , 0.5A FRONT RIGHT SURROUND...

  • Page 55

    Step 6. Plug all components into AC power outlets. The outlets on the back of the AVR 225 may be used only for low-current products, such as CD or DVD players, as long as the total does not exceed 100 watts.

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    TV or Projector Video 2 or 3 Check with your cable company to make certain that digital audio is available for all channels. It may be necessary to make BOTH analog and digital connections. AVR 225 QUICK-START GUIDE Video S-Video...

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