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Power for the Digital Revolution.AVR 225AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVEROWNER’S MANUALAVR 225dBAM/FMTun Mode

AUDIO/ VIDEO 33343434343638484849502AVR 225IntroductionSafety InformationUnpackingFront-Panel ControlsFront-Panel Information DisplayRear-Panel ConnectionsRemote Control FunctionsInstallation and ConnectionsSystem ConfigurationSpeaker Selection and PlacementSystem SetupUsing the On-Screen Display To Make Configuration AdjustmentsSetting the System Configuration MemoriesInput SetupSurround SetupDelay SettingsNight Mode SettingsSpeaker SetupConfiguring the Surround Off (Stereo) ModesStereo-Direct (Bypass) ModeStereo-Digital ModeOutput Level AdjustmentUsing EzSetManual Output Level AdjustmentAdditional Input AdjustmentsOperationBasic OperationSource SelectionSurround Mode ChartSurround Mode SelectionDigital Audio PlaybackSelecting a Digital SourceDigital Status IndicatorsNight ModeTuner OperationTape RecordingOutput Level Trim Adjustment6-Channel Direct InputAdvanced FeaturesDisplay BrightnessTurn-On Volume LevelSemi-OSD SettingsFull-OSD Time Out AdjustmentProgramming the RemoteTypographical ConventionsDirect Code EntryAuto Search MethodIn order to help you use this manual with the remote control, front-panel controls and rear-panel connections,Code Readoutcertain conventions have been used.Macro ProgrammingProgrammed Device FunctionsEXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific remote control or front-panel button, or rear-panel connection jackPunch-Through ProgrammingEXAMPLE – (OCR type) indicates a message that is visible on the front-panel information displayVolume Punch-ThroughChannel Control Punch-Through1 – (number in a square) indicates a specific front-panel controlTransport Control Punch-Through¡ – (number in a circle) indicates a rear-panel connectionResetting the Remote MemoryFunction Lista – (number in an oval) indicates a button or indicator on the remoteSetup Code TablesA – (letter in a square) indicates an indicator in the front-panel information displayTroubleshooting GuideProcessor ResetTechnical SpecificationsNotesTABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONThank you for choosing Harman Kardon ! Withthe purchase of a Harman Kardon AVR 225 you areabout to begin many years of listening enjoyment. TheAVR 225 has been custom-designed to provide all theexcitement and detail of movie soundtracks and everynuance of musical selections. Onboard Dolby * Digitaland DTS * decoding allows you to take advantage ofthe digital soundtracks from the latest DVD releasesand Digital Television broadcasts.While complex digital systems are hard at work withinthe AVR 225 to make all of this happen, hookup andoperation are simple. Color-keyed connections, a programmable remote control, and on-screen menusmake the AVR 225 easy to use. To obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new receiver, we urge youto take a few minutes to read through this manual.This will ensure that connections to speakers, sourceplayback units and other external devices are madeproperly. In addition, a few minutes spent learning thefunctions of the various controls will enable you totake advantage of all the power the AVR 225 is ableto deliver.If you have any questions about this product, itsinstallation or its operation, please contact your retaileror custom installer. They are your best local sourcesof information.TO THE USERThis equipment has been tested and found to complywith the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant toPart 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designedto provide reasonable protection against interferencein a residential area. This device generates and usesradio frequency energy and if not installed and usedin accordance with the instructions, it may causeinterference to radio or TV reception.If this unit does cause interference with TV or radioreception, you can try to correct the interference byone or more of the following measures:A. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.B. Increase the separation between the equipmentand the receiver.C. Plug the equipment into a different outlet so that itis not on the same circuit as the receiver.If necessary, consult the dealer or an experiencedradio/TV technician for additional suggestions.CAUTION:Changes or modifications to this equipment notexpressly approved by harman consumer groupfor compliance could void the user’s authority tooperate this equipment.Description and FeaturesThe AVR 225 is among the most versatile and multifeatured A/V receivers available, incorporating a widerange of listening options. In addition to Dolby Digitaland DTS decoding for digital sources, a broad choiceof analog surround modes are available for use withsources such as CD, VCR, TV broadcasts and theAVR 225’s own FM/AM tuner. Along with the latestDolby Pro Logic * II decoding technology, Dolby 3Stereo and custom Hall and Theater modes, onlyHarman Kardon receivers offer Logic 7 * to create awider, more enveloping field environment and moredefined fly-overs and pans. Another Harman Kardonexclusive is VMAx *, which uses proprietary processing to create an open, spacious sound field even whenonly two front speakers are available. A Stereo-Directmode bypasses the digital processor to preserve all ofthe subtleties of older analog, two-channel materials,while bass management improves your ability to tailorthe sound to suit your room acoustics or taste.In addition to providing a wide range of listeningoptions, the AVR 225 is easy to configure so that itprovides the best results with your speakers and specific listening-room environment. On-screen menusmake it simple to enter settings for speakers, inputsand delay times, while our exclusive EzSet * remotemeasures the system’s sound levels and automaticallycalibrates them for a perfectly balanced sound fieldpresentation.For the ultimate in flexibility, the AVR 225 featuresconnections for five video devices, all with both composite and S-Video inputs, including the front-panelinputs. Two additional audio inputs are available, and atotal of six digital inputs make the AVR 225 capable ofhandling all the latest digital audio sources. Coax andoptical digital outputs are also available for direct connection to digital recorders. Two video recording outputs and a six-channel input make the AVR 225virtually future-proof, with everything needed toaccommodate tomorrow’s new formats right onboard.The AVR 225’s powerful amplifier uses traditionalHarman Kardon high-current, ultrawide-bandwidthdesign technologies.Pour le CANADACORDE DE CONNEXION CA ATTENTION:POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHEDANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISEET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.For CANADAAC POWER CORD CONNECTION CAUTION:TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDEBLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.Harman Kardon invented the high-fidelity receiveralmost fifty years ago. With state-of-the-art circuitryand time-honored circuit designs, the AVR 225 is oneof the finest receivers ever offered by Harman Kardon. Onboard Dolby * Digital and DTS * DecodingUsing Crystal * Chip Technology Harman Kardon’s Exclusive Logic 7 * andVMAx * Modes Dolby Laboratories’ Latest Pro Logic * IIDecoding Technology * Remote Automatically Sets OutputLevels for Optimum PerformanceTM Stereo-Direct Mode for Two-Channel SourcesBypasses DSP Processing To Preserve theIntegrity of Analog Materials Stereo-Direct Mode for Programmable BassManagement of Low Frequencies BetweenMain Speakers and Subwoofer Front-Panel Digital Inputs for Easy Connectionto Portable Digital Devices and the LatestVideo Game Consoles Multiple Digital Inputs and Outputs On-Screen Menu and Display System 6-Channel Direct Input for Use With DVD-Audio Players, Other Products With InternalSurround Decoders or External SurroundDecoders Color-Coded Input, Output and SpeakerTerminals Comply With the Latest CEAStandards for Easy InstallationCAUTIONRISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCKDO NOT OPENCAUTION: To reduce the riskof electric shock,do not remove cover (or back).No user-serviceable parts inside.Refer servicing toqualified service personnel.The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,within an equilateral triangle, is intended toalert the user to the presence of uninsulated“dangerous voltage” within the product’senclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute arisk of electric shock to persons.The exclamation point within an equilateraltriangle is intended to alert the user to thepresence of important operating andmaintenance (servicing) instructions in theliterature accompanying the appliance.INTRODUCTION3

SAFETY INFORMATIONImportant Safety InformationInstallation Location To ensure proper operation and to avoid the poten-Verify Line Voltage Before UseYour AVR 225 has been designed for use with 120volt AC current. Connection to a line voltage other thanthat for which it is intended can create a safety andfire hazard and may damage the unit.If you have any questions about the voltage requirementsfor your specific model, or about the line voltage in yourarea, contact your selling dealer before plugging the unitinto a wall outlet.Do Not Use Extension CordsTo avoid safety hazards, use only the power cordattached to your unit. We do not recommend thatextension cords be used with this product. As with allelectrical devices, do not run power cords under rugsor carpets or place heavy objects on them. Damagedpower cords should be replaced immediately by anauthorized service center with a cord meeting factoryspecifications.Handle the AC Power Cord GentlyWhen disconnecting the power cord from an AC outlet, always pull the plug, never pull the cord. If you donot intend to use the unit for any considerable lengthof time, disconnect the plug from the AC outlet.Do Not Open the CabinetThere are no user-serviceable components inside thisproduct. Opening the cabinet may present a shockhazard, and any modification to the product will voidyour guarantee. If water or any metal object such as apaper clip, wire or a staple accidentally falls inside theunit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately, and consult an authorized service station.CATV or Antenna GroundingIf an outside antenna or cable system is connected tothis product, be certain that it is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and staticcharges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information withrespect to proper grounding of the mast and supportingstructure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antennadischarge unit, size of grounding conductors, location ofantenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes and requirements of the grounding electrode.NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminderis provided to call the CATV (Cable TV) systeminstaller’s attention to article 820-40 of the NEC thatprovides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, asclose to the point of cable entry as possible.tial for safety hazards, place the unit on a firm andlevel surface. When placing the unit on a shelf, becertain that the shelf and any mounting hardwarecan support the weight of the product. Make certain that proper space is provided bothabove and below the unit for ventilation. If thisproduct will be installed in a cabinet or otherenclosed area, make certain that there is sufficientair movement within the cabinet. Under somecircumstances a fan may be required. Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted surface. Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold locations,or an area that is exposed to direct sunlight orheating equipment. Avoid moist or humid locations. Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the top ofthe unit, or place objects directly over them.CleaningWhen the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean, soft, drycloth. If necessary, wipe it with a soft cloth dampenedwith mild soapy water, then a fresh cloth with cleanwater. Wipe dry immediately with a dry cloth. NEVERuse benzene, aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or anyother volatile cleaning agent. Do not use abrasive cleaners, as they may damage the finish of metal parts. Avoidspraying insecticide near the unit.Moving the UnitBefore moving the unit, be certain to disconnect anyinterconnection cords with other components, andmake certain that you disconnect the unit from theAC outlet.Important Information for the UserThis equipment has been tested and found to complywith the limits for a Class-B digital device, pursuant toPart 15 of the FCC Rules. The limits are designed toprovide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio-frequency energy and, ifnot installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that harmful interference will not occur in a particular installation.If this equipment does cause harmful interference toradio or television reception, which can be determinedby turning the equipment off and on, the user isencouraged to try to correct the interference by one ormore of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment andreceiver.4SAFETY INFORMATION Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuitdifferent from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV tech-nician for help.This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,and (2) this device must accept interference received,including interference that may cause undesiredoperation.NOTE: Changes or modifications may cause this unitto fail to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules andmay void the user’