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AV Receiver
HT-R510
Instruction Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo AV Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making con-
nections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable you
to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment
from your new AV Receiver.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Contents
Introduction
Important Safeguards................................................2
Precautions................................................................3
Supplied Accessories ................................................4
Features.....................................................................4
Before Using the HT-R510.......................................5
Controls & Connectors .............................................6
Connecting Your AV Components.........................10
Installing Your Speakers ........................................20
Connecting Antenna ...............................................22
Setup
Configuring Speaker Set A.....................................25
Operation
Playing Your AV Components...............................28
Using the Tuner ......................................................30
Common Functions.................................................32
Using the Listening Modes.....................................34
Audio Adjust Functions..........................................37
Recording................................................................39
Other AV Components........................................40
Appendix
Troubleshooting......................................................44
Specifications..........................................................47
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Connections Connecting Your AV Components...10 Connecting -compatible AV Components...19 Installing Your Speakers ...20 Connecting Antenna ...22 Setup Powering Up & Setting Up the HT-R510 ...24 Configuring Speaker Set A...25 Operation Playing Your AV Components...28 Using the Tuner ...30 Common Functions...32 Using the Listening Modes...34...
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
  • Page 3: Precautions

    • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Page 4: Supplied Accessories

    Make sure you have the following accessories: AM loop antenna * In catalogs and on packaging, the letter added to the end of the product name indicates the color of the HT-R510. Specifications and operation are the same regardless of color.
  • Page 5: Before Using The Ht-R510

    • Flat batteries should be removed as soon as possible to pre- vent possible leakage and corrosion. Using the Remote Controller To use the remote controller, point it at the HT-R510’s remote control sensor, as shown below. The HT-R510’s STANDBY indicator flashes while a signal is being received from the remote controller.
  • Page 6: Controls & Connectors

    For detailed information, refer to the pages in parenthesis. STANDBY/ON button (24) This button is used to set the HT-R510 to On or Standby. For models with a POWER switch, this button has no effect unless the POWER switch is set to ON.
  • Page 7 These indicators display information about the currently selected source and listening mode. Tuning indicators (30, 31) TUNED (30): This indicator lights up when the HT-R510 is tuned into a radio station. AUTO (30): This indicator lights up when the Auto Tuning function is on.
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    (Remote Interactive) connector can be connected to connector on another Onkyo AV component, for example, a CD player, DVD player, or cassette recorder. The HT-R510’s remote controller can then be used to control that component. To use , you must make an analog RCA/ phono connection between your HT-R510 and the other AV component, even if they are connected digitally.
  • Page 9 This button is used to set the Sleep function. This function can be set only with the remote controller. STANDBY/ON button (24) This button is used to set the HT-R510 to On or Standby. Listening mode buttons (36) These buttons are used to select the listening modes.
  • Page 10: Connections

    • Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed all audio and video connections. Optical Digital Inputs The HT-R510’s optical digital connectors have a shutter-type cover that opens when an optical plug is inserted, and closes when it’s removed. Push the plug in all the way.
  • Page 11 Analog Multi-channel Multi-channel Not output Using the AC OUTLET The switched AC outlet on the HT-R510’s rear panel can be used to supply power to another AV component, as shown. COMPONENT VIDEO ANTENNA VIDEO 1 / 2 / 3 DVD IN...
  • Page 12: Connecting Your Tv Or Projector

    TAPE VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 WOOFER ■ Using S-Video Use an S-Video cable to connect the HT-R510’s S VIDEO MONITOR OUT to an S-Video input on your TV, as shown. COMPONENT VIDEO ANTENNA VIDEO 1 / 2 / 3 DVD IN...
  • Page 13 Connecting Your AV Components—Continued Audio Connections ■ Using Coaxial or Optical Connections • Use a coaxial digital audio cable to connect the HT-R510’s COAXIAL DIGITAL INPUT to the coaxial output on your DVD player, as shown. • Use an optical digital audio cable to connect the HT-R510’s OPTICAL 1 DIGITAL INPUT to the optical...
  • Page 14: Connecting A Vcr For Playback

    Connecting Your AV Components—Continued Connecting a VCR for Playback Video Connections • Use an S-Video cable to connect the HT-R510’s S VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN to the S-Video output on your VCR, as shown. Your TV must also be connected via S-Video.
  • Page 15: Connecting A Vcr For Recording

    Connecting a VCR for Recording If your TV has AV outputs and you want to record from your TV to your VCR via the HT-R510, make the following con- nections. • Use an S-Video cable to connect the HT-R510’s S VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN to an S-Video output on your TV, and use another S-Video cable to connect the HT-R510’s S VIDEO...
  • Page 16 VIDEO 1 Satellite/cable tuner, LD player, etc. Audio Connections ■ Using Coaxial or Optical Connections • Use a coaxial digital audio cable to connect the HT-R510’s • Use an optical digital audio cable to connect the VIDEO 2 MONITOR VIDEO...
  • Page 17: Connecting A Cd Player

    • Use an optical digital audio cable to connect the HT-R510’s OPTICAL 1 DIGITAL INPUT to the optical output on your CD player, as shown. • Use a coaxial digital audio cable to connect the HT-R510’s COAXIAL DIGITAL INPUT to the coaxial output on your CD player, as shown.
  • Page 18 TAPE VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 WOOFER ■ Using Coaxial or Optical Connections (playback only) • Use a coaxial digital audio cable to connect the HT-R510’s • Use an optical digital audio cable to connect the VIDEO S VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO...
  • Page 19: Connecting -Compatible Av Components

    HT-R510 is in Standby, the HT-R510 automatically turns on and selects that AV component as the input source. This function will not work if the AV component’s power cord is connected to the HT-R510’s AC OUTLET, or if the HT-R510 is already on. Connecting...
  • Page 20: Installing Your Speakers

    Installing Your Speakers You can use two sets of speakers with your HT-R510: speaker set A and speaker set B. With speaker set A, which should be installed in your main listening room, and can be used with Dolby Digital or DTS...
  • Page 21: Connecting Your Speakers

    • Only use speakers with an impedance of between 8 Ω and 16 Ω. Connecting speakers with an impedance of less than 8 Ω may damage your HT-R510. • Unnecessarily long, or very thin speaker cables may affect the sound quality and should be avoided.
  • Page 22: Connecting Antenna

    Attach the FM antenna, as shown. Insert the plug fully into the socket. Once your HT-R510 is ready for use, you’ll need to tune into an FM radio station and adjust the position of the FM antenna to achieve the best possible recep- tion.
  • Page 23: Connecting An Outdoor Fm Antenna

    Connecting Antenna—Continued Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available outdoor FM antenna instead. Notes: • Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an attic or loft. •...
  • Page 24: Powering Up & Setting Up The Ht-R510

    • You can also specify a signal format for the DIGITAL See page 28 for information on playing your AV compo- nents through the HT-R510. To get the most out of your HT-R510, you should also set the functions on pages 25 through 27. DIGITAL INPUT...
  • Page 25: Configuring Speaker Set A

    —Disconnect any headphones (see page 33) —Turn off speaker set B (see page 32) —Make sure that Multich is off (see page 29) • The HT-R510 stores each setting, so you only need to con- figure your speakers once. SUBWOOFER...
  • Page 26: Setting The Crossover Frequency

    Configuring Speaker Set A—Continued STANDBY/ON STANDBY SUBWOOFER SPEAKERS DISPLAY DIMMER DIGITAL INPUT MODE MEMORY PHONES AUDIO SELECTOR VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Setting the Crossover Frequency To achieve the best bass performance from your speaker sys- tem, you need to set the crossover frequency according to the size and frequency response of your subwoofer and other speakers (front, center, and surround).
  • Page 27 With this function you can adjust the volume of each individ- ual speaker so that you can hear all speakers equally at the listening position. Note: You cannot use this function while the HT-R510 is muted (see page 32). Press the remote controller’s [TEST] button, and turn up the vol- ume so that you can hear the test tone sufficiently.
  • Page 28: Playing Your Av Components

    (page 24), the digital input has priority over the corre- sponding analog input. However, with this function you can override that and force the HT-R510 to use the analog input. In addition, you can set the DVD input source to use the multi-channel inputs.
  • Page 29 Notes: • To use the multi-channel inputs, you must connect an AV component with individual 5.1-surround analog outputs to the HT-R510’s multi-channel inputs. • You can select Multich only when the DVD input source is selected. • While Multich is selected, you can’t select a listening mode.
  • Page 30: Using The Tuner

    When you’re tuned into a station, the TUNED indicator appears. The HT-R510 steps through the AM band in 10 kHz inter- vals. Tuning into weak FM stations If the signal strength of the station you are trying to tune into is poor, you may not be able to tune into that station, or recep- tion may be noisy.
  • Page 31: Presetting Radio Stations

    Using the Tuner—Continued Presetting Radio Stations You can store up to 30 of your favorite radio stations as pre- sets. Tune into the station that you want to store as a preset. See “Tuning into Radio Stations” on page 30 for more information. Press the [MEMORY] button.
  • Page 32: Common Functions

    VIDEO AUDIO DIMMER CABLE/SAT CD/DVD Press [RCVR/ TAPE] to select Muting is cancelled when the HT-R510 is set to Standby. RCVR mode. CH + LEVEL This section explains how to display information about the currently selected input source. VOLUME When the input source is not AM or FM: * If the input signal is analog, no sound format information is displayed.
  • Page 33: Setting The Display Brightness

    • The subwoofer cannot be selected if the subwoofer mode is set to “Subwoofer Off” (page 25). Using the Sleep Timer (remote controller only) With the sleep timer you can set the HT-R510 so that it auto- matically turns off after a set period. Press the [SLEEP] button repeat- Remote controller edly to select the required sleep time.
  • Page 34: Using The Listening Modes

    25 for information. About the Listening Modes The HT-R510 provides a number of listening modes for use with various types of source material, including Dolby Digi- tal, DTS, Pro Logic II, and Neo:6. In addition, you can use the special Onkyo DSP programs, Orchestra, Unplugged, and so on, to add surround effects to stereo sources.
  • Page 35 • With some CD and LD players, you won’t be able to play- back DTS material properly even though your player is connected to a digital input on the HT-R510. This is usu- ally because the digital signal has been processed (e.g.,...
  • Page 36: Selecting The Listening Modes

    [DSP] button The remote controller’s [DSP] button works differently to the HT-R510’s [DSP] button. • HT-R510 [DSP] button: You can select the following • Remote controller’s [DSP] button: You can select all of [A.STEREO] button The button selects the All Ch St listening mode. (This button is available only on the remote controller).
  • Page 37: Audio Adjust Functions

    Function Note: Before pressing the remote controller’s [AUDIO/ADJUST] button, press its [RCVR/TAPE] button to select RCVR mode. Use the [PRESET/ADJUST] buttons on the HT-R510, or the ADJUST buttons on the remote controller to set the selected function.
  • Page 38 Dolby Digital material that you are playing, and with some material there will be little or no effect. This function is automatically cancelled when you set the HT-R510 to Standby. ■ Cinema Filter With this function, you can soften the harshness, or bright- ness sometimes experienced with movie soundtracks, which are typically mixed for reproduction in a movie theater.
  • Page 39: Recording

    TUNER source are output by the VIDEO 1 OUT and TAPE OUT connectors. You can listen to the source while record- ing. The HT-R510’s VOLUME control Remote controller has no effect on recording. Start recording on the AV compo- nent connected to the TAPE OUT or VIDEO 1 OUT connectors.
  • Page 40: Using The Remote Controller Rc-518M With Your Other Av Components

    HT-R510 via you to control your system with the HT-R510’s remote con- troller by pointing it at the HT-R510. This allows you to con- trol components that are out of sight, for example, in a cabinet.
  • Page 41 AV component. Remember, if your AV component is connected to the HT-R510 via at the HT-R510. If not, point the remote control- ler at the AV component. (A cassette recorder can’t be turned on or off from the remote controller.
  • Page 42 Using the Remote Controller RC-518M with Your Other AV Components—Continued You must enter the appropriate manufacturer’s code (see page 40). Power on/off 1–9, +10, 0 Enter numbers Select next received channel TV CH UP Select previous received channel TV CH DOWN TV VOL UP TV VOL DOWN TV/VCR...
  • Page 43 Using the Remote Controller RC-518M with Your Other AV Components—Continued You must enter the appropriate manufacturer’s code (see page 40). Cable control buttons Power on/off 1–9, 0 Enter numbers Select next channel CH– Select previous channel MENU / / / Confirm * Since you can only enter a Cable code or Satellite code for the [CABLE/SAT] button, you can use Cable mode or Satellite mode, but not both.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Remedy Connect the power cord to a suitable wall outlet (page 24). Turn off the HT-R510, wait five seconds, then try turning it on again. If that fails, disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet, wait five seconds, reconnect it, then try turning it on again.
  • Page 45 A strong light source is interfering with the HT-R510’s remote sensor. If the HT-R510 is installed in a cabinet with col- ored glass doors, the remote controller may not work reliably when the doors are closed. The wrong manufacturer’s code has been entered.
  • Page 46 five seconds, and then plug it back in again. That should fix it. • To reset the HT-R510 to its factory defaults, turn it on and, while holding down the [VIDEO 1] button, press the [STANDBY/ON] button.
  • Page 47: Specifications

    Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION Continuous Average Power output (FTC) All channels: 100 watts per channel min. RMS at 8 Ω, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 0.08% total harmonic distortion. Dynamic power output: 230 watts 170 watts 115 watts Total Harmonic Distortion:...
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