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AVR 7000 Audio/Video Receiver


Power for the Digital Revolution™

Table of Contents

3 Introduction
4 Safety Information
5 Front Panel Controls
7 Front Panel Information Display
9 Rear Panel Connections
11 Main Remote Control Functions
14 Zone II Remote Control Functions Declaration of Conformity
15 Installation and Connections
20 System Configuration
20 Speaker Selection and Placement
21 System Setup
21 Settings associated only with
Input selected
21 Input Setup We, Harman Consumer International
22 Surround Setup 2, route de Tours
22 Speaker Setup 72500 Château-du-Loir,
24 Adjustments for Other Inputs FRANCE
24 Settings independent from
Inputs selected
declare in own responsibility, that the product described in
24 Delay Settings
25 Crossover Frequency this owner’s manual is in compliance with technical stan-
25 Night Mode Settings dards:
25 Output Level Adjustment
27 Operation
27 Basic Operation
EN 55013/6.1990
27 Source Selection EN 55020/12.1994
27 Controls and Use of Headphones
EN 60065:1993
27 Surround Mode Selection
28 Surround Mode Chart EN 61000-3-2/4.1995
29 Digital Audio Playback
31 Tuner Operation
32 RDS Operation
34 Tape Recording
34 Output Level Trim Adjustment
34 6-Channel Direct Input Carsten Olesen
34 Memory Backup Harman Kardon Europe A/S
35 Advanced Features
35 Front Panel Input/Output
35 Display Brightness
35 Turn On Volume Level
36 Semi-OSD Settings
37 Multiroom Operation
38 Programming the Remote
38 Programming the Remote with
38 Code Readout Typographical Conventions
39 Programmed Device Functions In order to help you use this manual with the remote control, front-panel controls and rear-panel
39 Learning Codes From a Remote connections, certain conventions have been used.
40 Erasing Learned Command Codes
40 Macro Programming EXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific remote control or front-panel button, or rear-panel
41 Volume Punch-Through connection jack
41 Reassigning Device Control EXAMPLE – (OCR type) indicates a message that is visible on the front-panel information
Selectors display
42 Function List
44 Setup Code Tables 1 – (number in a square) indicates a specific front-panel control
50 Troubleshooting Guide ¡ – (number in a circle) indicates a rear-panel connection
50 Processor Reset
51 Technical Specifications a – (number in an oval) indicates a button or indicator on the remote
A – (letter in a square) indicates an indicator in the front-panel display
å – (letter in an oval) indicates a button on the Zone II remote


Thank you for choosing Harman Kardon! create a wider, more enveloping field environ- The AVR 7000’s powerful amplifier uses
With the purchase of a Harman Kardon AVR ment and more defined fly-overs and pans. The traditional Harman Kardon high-current design
7000 you are about to begin many years of lis- AVR 7000 is also the only receiver that offers technologies to meet the wide dynamic range of
tening enjoyment. The AVR 7000 has been cus- HDCD® decoding to provide the most realistic any program selection.
tom designed to provide all the excitement and playback of CDs when a digital connection is
detail of movie sound tracks and every nuance used, even with a normal Non-HDCD-compatible Harman Kardon invented the high-fidelity receiv-
of musical selections. With onboard Dolby* CD or DVD player. Another Harman Kardon er more than forty-seven years ago. With state-
Digital and DTS† decoding, the AVR 7000 deliv- exclusive is VMAx™, which uses proprietary pro- of-the-art circuitry and time-honored circuit
ers six discrete channels of audio that take cessing to create an open, spacious sound field designs, the AVR 7000 is the finest receiver ever
advantage of the digital sound tracks from the even when only two front speakers are available. offered by Harman Kardon.
latest DVD and LD releases and Digital Television
broadcasts. No matter how sophisticated your system com- ■ Onboard Dolby Digital and DTS
ponents, the AVR 7000 is able to accommodate Decoding Using Crystal® Chip
While complex digital systems are hard at work them. In addition to five A/V-inputs with audio, Technology
within the AVR 7000 to make all of this happen, composite video and S-Video, the AVR 7000 fea- ■ Harman Kardon’s Exclusive Logic 7 and
hookup and operation are simple. Color-keyed tures two component video inputs to ensure the VMAx Modes
connections, a backlit, programmable remote utmost in picture quality. Audio is accommodat-
control, and on-screen menus make the AVR ed by two additional audio-only inputs, four digi- ■ HDCD Decoding for Superb CD Playback
7000 easy to use. To obtain the maximum tal audio inputs and two digital audio outputs. A ■ Component Video Switching
enjoyment from your new receiver, we urge you separate six-channel direct input is also available ■ Multiple Coax and Optical Digital Audio
to take the time to read through this manual. to ensure compatibility with future audio sys- Inputs and Outputs
This will ensure that connections to speakers, tems.
source playback units and other external ■ Front Panel Input Jacks Switchable to
devices are made properly. In addition, a few Despite the wide range of inputs available, Input or Output
minutes spent learning the functions of the vari- selecting between them is simple, using a backlit ■ Backlit Remote with Both Internal
ous controls will enable you to take advantage remote control that operates the AVR and up to Codes and Learning Capability
of all the power the AVR 7000 is able to deliver. seven additional devices. Codes may be pro- ■ On-Screen Menu and Display System
grammed into the remote either from an exten-
If you have any questions about this product, its sive internal database or via a learning method. ■ 6-Channel Direct Input, Preamp Output
installation or its operation, please contact your and Main Amp Input Jacks Permit Easy
dealer. He is your best local source of informa- The AVR 7000’s flexibility and power extend Expansion and Provide for Future
tion. beyond your main home theater or listening Formats
room. The AVR includes a sophisticated multi- ■ Sophisticated Multizone Control
Description and Features zone control system that allows you to select System with Separate Remote
The AVR 7000 is among the most versatile and one source for use in the main room and a dif-
multi-featured A/V receivers available, incorpo- ferent one in a second room. Both composite
rating a wide range of listening options. In addi- video and S-Video, as well as audio, are routed
tion to Dolby Digital and DTS decoding for digi- to the remote room location, with complete con-
tal sources, a broad choice of analog surround trol over volume provided by a separate infrared
modes are available for use with sources such as control link. To make it easy to operate the AVR
CD, VCR, TV broadcasts and the AVR’s own 7000 from a remote room, a separate Zone II
FM/AM tuner. Along with Dolby Pro Logic*,Dolby remote is included.
3 Stereo and custom Hall and Theater modes,
only Harman Kardon receivers offer Logic 7® to

Safety Information

Important Safety Information Installation Location Unpacking

■ To assure proper operation and to avoid the
potential for safety hazards, place the unit on The carton and shipping materials used to pro-
Verify Line Voltage Before Use
a firm and level surface. When placing the tect your new receiver during shipment were
Your AVR 7000 has been designed for use with
unit on a shelf, be certain that the shelf and specially designed to cushion it from shock and
220-240-volt AC current. Connection to a line
any mounting hardware can support the vibration. We suggest that you save the carton
voltage other than that for which it is intended
weight of the product. and packing materials for use in shipping if you
can create a safety and fire hazard and may
move, or should the unit ever need repair.
damage the unit. ■ Make certain that proper space is provided
both above and below the unit for ventilation. To minimize the size of the carton in storage,
If you have any questions about the voltage If this product will be installed in a cabinet or you may wish to flatten it. This is done by care-
requirements for your specific model, or about the other enclosed area, make certain that there fully slitting the tape seams on the bottom and
line voltage in your area, contact your dealer is sufficient air movement within the cabinet. collapsing the carton. Other cardboard inserts
before plugging the unit into a wall outlet. Under some circumstances a fan may be may be stored in the same manner. Packing
required. materials that cannot be collapsed should be
Do Not Use Extension Cords saved along with the carton in a plastic bag.
To avoid safety hazards, use only the power cord ■ Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted
surface. If you do not wish to save the packaging materi-
attached to your unit. We do not recommend
■ Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold als, please note that the carton and other sec-
that extension cords be used with this product.
locations, or an area that is exposed to direct tions of the shipping protection are recyclable.
As with all electrical devices, do not run power
sunlight or heating equipment. Please respect the environment and discard
cords under rugs or carpets or place heavy
those materials at a local recycling center.
objects on them. Damaged power cords should ■ Avoid moist or humid locations.
be replaced immediately by an authorized serv-
ice depot with a cord meeting factory specifica- ■ Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the
tions. top of the unit, or place objects directly over
Handle the AC Power Cord Gently Cleaning
When disconnecting the power cord from an AC When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean,
outlet, always pull the plug, never pull the cord. soft, dry cloth. If necessary, wipe it with a soft
If you do not intend to use the unit for any con- cloth dampened with mild soapy water, then a
siderable length of time, disconnect the plug fresh cloth with clean water. Wipe dry immediate-
from the AC outlet. ly with a dry cloth. NEVER use benzene, aerosol
cleaners, thinner, alcohol or any other volatile
Do Not Open the Cabinet cleaning agent. Do not use abrasive cleaners, as
There are no user-serviceable components inside they may damage the finish of metal parts. Avoid
this product. Opening the cabinet may present a spraying insecticide near the unit.
shock hazard, and any modification to the prod-
uct will void your guarantee. If water or any Moving the Unit
metal object such as a paper clip, wire or a Before moving the unit, be certain to disconnect
staple accidentally falls inside the unit, discon- any interconnection cords with other compo-
nect it from the AC power source immediately, nents, and make certain that you disconnect the
and consult an authorized service station. unit from the AC outlet.

Front Panel Controls

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ) ! @ #$ %

1 Main Power Switch ! Input Source Selector Ô Delay

2 System Power Control @ RDS Button  Digital Input Selector
3 Power Indicator # Bass Control Ò Information Display
4 Headphone Jack $ Video 4 Input Jacks Ú Channel Select Button
5 Selector Buttons % Video 4 Status Indicator Û Speaker Select Button
6 Tone Mode ^ Treble Control Ù Test Tone Selector
7 Surround Mode Selector & Balance Control ı Surround Mode Indicators
8 Tuning Selector * Volume Control ˆ Remote Sensor Window
9 Tuner Band Selector ( Set Button
) Preset Stations Selector Ó Input Indicators

1 Main Power Switch: Press this button to unit off (to Standby). Note that the Power 5 Selector Buttons: When you are establish-
apply power to the AVR 7000. When the switch Indicator surrounding the switch 3 will turn ing the AVR 7000’s configuration settings, use
is pressed in, the unit is placed in a Standby green when the unit is on. these buttons to select from the choices available,
mode, as indicated by the amber LED 3 sur- as shown in the Information Display Ò.
rounding the System Power Control 2. This 3 Power Indicator: This LED will illuminate in
button MUST be pressed in to operate the unit. amber when the unit is in the Standby mode to 6 Tone Mode: Pressing this button enables or
To turn the unit off completely and prevent the signal that the unit is ready to be turned on. disables the Bass and Treble tone controls. When
use of the remote control, this switch should be When the unit is in operation, the indicator will the button is pressed so that the words TONE
pressed until it pops out from the front panel turn green. I N appear in the Main Information Display
so that the word “OFF” may be read at the top Ò, the settings of the Bass # and Treble ^
4 Headphone Jack: This jack may be used to controls will affect the output signals. When the
of the switch.
listen to the AVR 7000’s output through a pair button is pressed so that the words TONE
NOTE: In normal operation this switch is left in of headphones. Be certain that the headphones OUT appear in the Main Information
the “ON” position. have a standard 6.3 mm stereo phone plug. Display Ò, the output signal will be “flat,”
Note that the main room speakers and all Pre- without any bass or treble alteration.
2 System Power Control: When the Main amp Outputs fl will automatically be turned off
Power Switch 1 is “ON,” press this button to when the headphone jack is in use.
turn on the AVR 7000; press it again to turn the


Front Panel Controls

7 Surround Mode Selector: Press this but- $ Video 4 Input Jacks: These audio/video Ô Delay: Press this button to begin the
ton to change the surround mode by scrolling jacks may be used for temporary connection to sequence of steps required to enter delay time
through the list of available modes. Note that video games or portable audio/video products settings. (See pages 24–25 for more information
Dolby Digital and DTS modes can be selected such as camcorders and portable audio players. on delay times.)
only when a digital input is used (See page 28 In normal use, they are an input that may be
for more information about surround modes.) selected by pressing the Input Source  Digital Input Selector: When playing a
Selector ! on the front panel, or the Video 4 source that has a digital output, press this but-
8 Tuning Selector: Press the left side of the Selector on either remote C ç. These jacks ton to select between the Optical · and
button to tune lower frequency stations and the may also be configured as an audio/video out- Coaxial ° Digital inputs. (See pages 29 for
right side of the button to tune higher frequency put, that will make a dub of the currently select- more information on digital audio.)
stations. When a station with a strong signal is ed source when connected to an external
reached, the TUNED indicator U will illuminate Ò Information Display: This display delivers
recorder or camcorder. To change the jacks from
in the Information Display Ò (see page 31 messages and status indications to help you
their default setting as an input to an output,
for more information on tuning stations). operate the receiver. (See pages 7–8 for a com-
use the Advanced Menu in the OSD system. (See
plete explanation of the Information Display.)
page 35 for more information on using the
9 Tuner Band Selector: Pressing this button
Video 4 jacks as a record output.) Ú Channel Select Button: Press this button
will automatically switch the AVR to the Tuner
mode. Pressing it again will switch between the to begin the process of trimming the channel
% Video 4 Status Indicator: This indicator
AM and FM frequency bands, holding it pressed output levels using an external audio source.
will normally be green to show that the Video 4
for two seconds will switch between stereo and (For more information on output level trim
jacks are operating as an input source. When the
mono receiving and between automatic and adjustment, see page 33.)
jacks have been configured as an output, the
manual tuning mode (See page 31 for more indicator will turn red to show that they are Û Speaker Select Button: Press this button
information on the tuner). being used for recording. (See page 35 for more to begin the process of selecting the speaker
information on using the Video 4 jacks.) positions that are used in your listening room.
) Preset Stations Selector: Press this but-
ton to select stations that have been entered (See page 22 for more information on setup and
^ Treble Control: Turn this control to modify
into the preset memory. (See page 32 for more configuration.)
the high frequency output of the left/right chan-
information on tuner programming.) nels by as much as ±10dB. Set this control to a Ù Test Tone Selector: Press this button to
suitable position for your taste or room acoustics. begin the process of adjusting the channel out-
! Input Source Selector: Press this button
to change the input by scrolling through the list put levels using the internal test tone as a refer-
& Balance Control: Turn this control to
of input sources. ence. (For more information on output level
change the relative volume for the front
adjustment, see page 25.)
left/right channels.
@ RDS Button: Press this button to display
the various messages that are part of the RDS ı Surround Mode Indicators: A green LED
NOTE: For proper operation of the surround
data system of the AVR7000´s tuner (see page will light in front of the surround mode that is
modes this control should be at the midpoint or
32 for more information on RDS). currently in use.
“12 o’clock” position.
# Bass Control: Turn this control to modify the ˆ Remote Sensor Window: The sensor
* Volume Control: Turn this knob clockwise
low frequency output of the left/right channels by behind this window receives infrared signals
to increase the volume, counterclockwise to
as much as ±10dB. Set this control to a suitable from the remote control. Aim the remote at this
decrease the volume. If the AVR is muted,
position for your taste or room acoustics. area and do not block or cover it unless an
adjusting volume control will automatically
external remote sensor is installed.
release the unit from the silenced condition.

( Set Button: When making choices during

the setup and configuration process, press this
button to enter the desired setting as shown in
the Information Display Ò into the AVR
7000’s memory. The set button may also be used
to change the display brightness. (See page 35.)

Ó Input indicators: A green LED will light in

front of the input that is currently being used as
the source for the AVR 7000.


Front Panel Information Display




A Bitstream Indicators K DTS Mode Indicator U Tuned Indicator

B Dolby Digital Indicator L Preset Number/Sleep Timer V Auto Indicator
C Coaxial Source Indicators M OSD Indicator W Main Information Display
D Analog Dolby Surround Mode Indicators N Night Mode Indicator X Mute Indicator
E Optical Source Indicators O Multiroom Indicator Y Traffic Indicator
F Analog Input Indicator P Speaker/Channel Input Indicators Z Radiotext Indicator
G Hall Mode Indicators Q Sleep Indicator AA Clock Time Indicator
H VMAx Mode Indicator R Preset Indicator AB Program Type Indicator
I Theater Mode Indicator S Memory Indicator AC RDS Indicator
J Logic 7 Mode Indicators T Stereo Indicator

A Bitstream™ Indicators: When the selected J Logic 7 Mode Indicators: These indicators P Speaker/Channel Input Indicators: These
input is a digital source, one of these indicators will illuminate when the Logic 7 mode is in use. indicators are multipurpose, indicating either the
light to display the specific type of signal in use LOGIC 7 C appears for the Cinema version speaker type selected for each channel or the
(more details see page 30). of Logic 7, LOGIC 7 M appears for the incoming data-signal configuration. The left, cen-
Music version of Logic 7. ter, right, right surround and left surround speaker
B Dolby Digital Indicator: This indicator illu-
indicators are composed of three boxes, while the
minates when Dolby Digital mode is selected. K DTS Mode Indicator: This indicator illumi-
subwoofer is a single box. The center box lights
nates when the DTS mode is selected.
C Coaxial Source Indicators: These indica- when a “Small” speaker is selected, and the two
tors light to show when one of the two Coaxial L Preset Number/Sleep Timer: When the outer boxes light when “Large” speakers are
Digital Inputs has been selected. tuner is in use, these numbers indicate the spe- selected. When none of the boxes are lit for the
cific preset memory location in use. (See page 32 center, surround or subwoofer channels, no
D Analog Dolby Surround Mode
for more information on preset stations.) When speaker has been selected for that position. (See
Indicators: These indicators illuminate when
the Sleep function is in use, these numbers show page 22 for more information on configuring
one of the analog (matrix) Dolby Surround
how many minutes remain before the unit goes speakers.) The letters inside each of the center
modes is in use.
into the Standby mode. boxes display active input channels. For standard
E Optical Source Indicators: These indica- analog inputs, only the L and R will light, indicat-
M OSD Indicator: When the OSD system is in
tors light to show when one of the two Optical ing a stereo input. When a digital source is play-
use, this indicator lights to remind you that the
Digital Inputs has been selected. ing, the indicators will light to display the chan-
other indicators in this display do not function
nels begin received at the digital input. When the
F Analog Input Indicator: This indicator when the On Screen Display is being used.
letters flash, the digital input has been interrupt-
lights when an analog input source has been ed. See page 31 for more information on the
N Night Mode Indicator: This indicator
selected. Channel Indicators.
lights when the AVR 7000 is in the Night mode,
G Hall Mode Indicators: These indicators which preserves the dynamic range of digital
Q Sleep Indicator: This indicator lights when
light when one of the Hall modes has been program material at low volume levels.
the Sleep function is in use. The numbers in the
selected. Preset/Sleep Number Indicators will show the
O Multiroom Indicator: This indicator lights
H VMAx Mode Indicator: This indicator illu- when the multiroom system is active. Note that minutes remaining before the AVR 7000 goes
minates to show that the VMAx mode is in use. it will remain lit when the multiroom system is in into the Standby mode. (See page 27 for more
use even though the main room system is in the information on the Sleep function.)
I Theater Mode Indicator: This indicator illu-
Standby mode and all other indicators are dark.
minates to show that the Theater mode is in use.
(See page 37 for more information on the
Multiroom system.)


Front Panel Information Display

R Preset Indicator: This indicator lights when Y TA Traffic Announcement Indicator: This
the tuner is in use to show that the Preset indicator illuminates if the RDS station tuned
Number/Sleep Timer L is showing the sta- somtimes transmits traffic information (see page
tion’s preset memory number. (See page 32 for 32 for more information on RDS).
more information on tuner presets.)
Z RT Text Indicator: This indicator illumi-
S Memory Indicator: This indicator flashes nates when the RDS station tuned is transmit-
when entering presets and other information ting radiotext (RT) data.
into the tuner’s memory.
AA Clock Time Indicator: This indicator illu-
T Stereo Indicator: This indicator illuminates minates when the RDS station tuned is transmit-
when an FM station is being tuned in stereo. ting the CT (clock time) code, indicating the cur-
U Tuned Indicator: This indicator illuminates rent time of day.
when a station is being received with sufficient sig-
AB PTY Indicator: This indicator illuminates
nal strength to provide acceptable listening quality.
when the RDS station tuned is transmitting pro-
V Auto Indicator: This indicator illuminates gram type data, or during a PTY search.
when the tuner’s Auto mode is in use.
AC RDS Indicator: This indicator illuminates
W Main Information Display: This display when the station tuned is transmitting RDS data.
shows messages relating to the status, input
source, surround mode, tuner, volume level or
other aspects of unit’s operation.
X Mute Indicator: This indicator illuminates
to remind you that the AVR 7000’s output has
been silenced by pressing the Mute button
5. Press the Mute button again to return to
the previously selected output level.


Rear Panel Connections

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¡ AM Antenna ⁄ Amplifier Inputs b Multiroom IR Input

™ FM Antenna  Unswitched AC Accessory Outlet c Remote IR Input
£ 6-Channel Direct Inputs ‹ Switched AC Accessory Outlets d Multiroom Outputs
¢ CD Inputs › AC Power Cord e Video Monitor Outputs
∞ Component Monitor Outputs fi Subwoofer Output f Video 3 Inputs
§ Video 2 Component Video Inputs fl Preamp Outputs g Video 2 Inputs
¶ DVD Component Video Inputs ‡ Digital Audio Outputs h Video 1 Outputs
• Tape Inputs ° Coaxial Digital Inputs i Video 1 Inputs
ª Speaker Outputs · Optical Digital Inputs j DVD Inputs
‚ Tape Outputs a Remote IR Output

NOTE: For all video inputs and outputs f g

h i j, the same number is used to indicate
the audio, composite-video and S-Video
connections related to that input. This accounts
for the same number appearing in more than
one place on the rear-panel drawing.


Rear Panel Connections

¡ AM Antenna: Connect the AM loop antenna ⁄ Amplifier Inputs: When the jumper pins b Multiroom IR Input: Connect the output of
supplied with the receiver to these terminals. If an that link the Preamp Outputs fl with these an IR sensor in a remote room to this jack to
external AM antenna is used, make connections to inputs are removed, these jacks may be used to operate the AVR 7000’s multiroom control system.
the AM and GND terminals in accordance with connect any external 5.1 channel source (or 2
the instructions supplied with the antenna. channel source, if only Main Inputs are used), c Remote IR Input: If the AVR 7000’s front-
e.g. processors, to the internal amplifiers. (See panel IR sensor is blocked due to cabinet doors
™ FM Antenna: Connect the supplied indoor or page 18 for more information on using these or other obstructions, an external IR sensor
an optional external FM antenna to this terminal. connections.) may be used. Connect the output of the sensor
to this jack.
£ 6-Channel Direct Inputs: If an external  Unswitched AC Accessory Outlet: This
digital audio decoder is used, connect the outlet may be used to power any AC device. The d Multiroom Outputs: Connect these jacks
outputs of that decoder to these jacks. power will remain on at this outlet regardless of to the optional audio power amplifiers or video
whether the AVR 7000 is on or off (in Standby), display devices to view and listen to the source
¢ CD Inputs: Connect these jacks to the ana- selected by the mulitroom system in a remote
provided that the Main Power switch 1 is on.
log output of a compact disc player or CD room.
changer. ‹ Switched AC Accessory Outlet: This out-
let may be used to power any device that you e Video Monitor Outputs: Connect these
∞ Component Monitor Outputs: Connect jacks to the composite or S-Video input of a TV
wish to have turn on when the unit is turned on
these outputs to the component video inputs of monitor or video projector to view the on-screen
with the System Power Control switch 2.
a video projector or monitor. When a source menus and the output of any video source select-
connected to one of the two Component Note: The power consumption of the device ed by the receiver’s video switcher.
Video Inputs §¶ is selected the signal will plugged into each of these outlets ¤‹ must
be sent to these jacks. not exceed 100 watts. f Video 3 Inputs: Connect these jacks to the
audio and video outputs of a TV tuner, Cable TV
§ Video 2 Component Video Inputs: › AC Power Cord: Connect the AC plug to an converter box, satellite receiver or another
Connect the Y/Pr/Pb component video outputs of unswitched AC wall output. audio/video source.
a set top converter box or other video source to
these jacks. fi Subwoofer Output: Connect this jack to g Video 2 Inputs: Connect these jacks to the
the line-level input of a powered subwoofer. If audio and video outputs of a TV Tuner, Cable TV
¶ DVD Component Video Inputs: Connect an external subwoofer amplifier is used, connect converter box, satellite receiver or any other
the Y/Pr/Pb component video outputs of a DVD this jack to the subwoofer amplifier input. audio/video source.
player to these jacks.
fl Preamp Outputs: When the jumper pins h Video 1 Outputs: Connect these jacks to
Note: All component inputs/outputs can be that link the Amplifier Inputs ⁄ with these the audio and video RECORD/INPUT jacks of a
used for RGB signals too, in the same way as outputs are removed, these jacks may be con- VCR.
described for the Y/Pr/Pb signals, then connected nected to an external power amplifier.
to the jacks with the corresponding color. i Video 1 Inputs: Connect these jacks to the
But this is only true as long as only the three ‡ Digital Audio Outputs: Connect these audio and video PLAY/OUT jacks of a VCR.
RGB lines are used and not any sync signal is jacks to the matching digital input connector on
output separately from the source. a digital recorder such as a CD-R or MiniDisc j DVD Inputs: Connect the analog audio
recorder. outputs and composite or S-video output of a
• Tape Inputs: Connect these jacks to the DVD or LD player to these jacks.
PLAY/OUT jacks of an audio recorder. ° Coaxial Digital Inputs: Connect the coax
digital output from a DVD player, HDTV receiver, Note: Connect either the Video or S-Video out-
ª Speaker Outputs: Connect these jacks to LD player, MD player or CD player to these jacks. put of any S-Video source to AVR7000, but
the matching + or – terminals on your speakers. The signal may be either a Dolby Digital signal, never both at the same time, otherwise video
When making speaker connections, always make DTS signal or a standard PCM digital source. quality may be distorted or reduced.
certain to maintain correct polarity by connect-
ing the red (+) terminals on the AVR to the red · Optical Digital Inputs: Connect the opti-
terminals on the speaker and the black (–) ter- cal digital output from a DVD player, HDTV
minals on the AVR to the black terminals on the receiver, LD player, MD player or CD player to
speakers. (See page 15 for more information on these jacks. The signal may be either a Dolby
speaker polarity.) Digital signal, a DTS signal or a standard PCM
digital source.
‚ Tape Outputs: Connect these jacks to the
RECORD/INPUT jacks of an audio recorder. a Remote IR Output: This connection permits
the 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.


Main Remote Control Functions

0 Program Indicator
1 AVR Selector
2 CD/Tape/DVD Input Selectors 35
3 Power Off Button
4 Test Tone
5 Mute
6 ⁄ / ¤ Buttons
7 Channel Select Button a harman kardon
8 Set Button
9 ‹ Button
A Digital Select b AVR CD TAPE DVD
6-Ch. Direct Input
Video Input Selectors
c 34
D AM/FM Tuner Select
E Tuner Mode d 33
F Memory Button POWER SLEEP
G Numeric Keys e T/V CH. VOL. 32
H M 1/2 Buttons

J Light Button g GUIDE MENU 31

K Direct/M 3 Button
L Clear/M 4 Button h CH. SPKR
M Preset Up/Down
N Tuning Up/Down
O Forward/Reverse Transport Buttons
P Night Mode j SET 29
Q Multi-Room g
 Delay/Prev. Ch.
 Speaker Select EXIT PREV.CH.
Surround Mode Selector l NIGHT MULTI-ROOM
! Volume Up/Down
" Sleep Button
VID 1 6 CH. `
# Video Remote Selectors (SAT/TV/VCR/AUX) z
$ IR Transmitter Window VID 2 AM/FM



NOTE: The function names shown here are each
button’s feature when used with the AVR. Most n VID 4 MEMORY

buttons have additional functions when used o
with other devices. See page 42/43 for a list of p 1 2 3 4 5
these functions.
6 7 8 9 0

M1 M2 M3 M4 v
AVR 7000


Main Remote Control Functions

IMPORTANT NOTE: The AVR 7000’s remote 5 Mute: Press this button to momentarily D AM/FM Tuner Select: Press this button to
may be programmed to control up to eight silence the AVR 7000 or TV set being controlled, select the AVR’s tuner as the listening choice.
devices, including the AVR 7000. Before using depending on which device has been selected. Pressing this button when the tuner is in use will
the remote, it is important to remember to press select between the AM and FM bands.
the Device Control Selector button When the AVR 7000 remote is being programmed
12# that corresponds to the unit you to operate another device, this button is pressed E Tuner Mode: Press this button when the
wish to operate. In addition, the AVR 7000’s with the Device Control Selector button 1 tuner is in use to select between automatic tun-
remote is shipped from the factory to operate the # to begin the programming process. (See ing and manual tuning. When the button is
AVR 7000 and most Harman Kardon CD or DVD page 38 for more information on programming pressed so that the AUTO indicator V goes
players and cassette decks. The remote is also the remote.) out, pressing the Tuning buttons N8≠
capable of operating a wide variety of other will move the frequency up or down in single-
6 ⁄/¤ Buttons: These are multi-purpose step increments. When the FM band is in use,
products using the control codes that are part of
buttons. They will be used most frequently to select pressing this button when a station’s signal is
the remote or by learning commands from other
a surround mode. To change the surround mode, weak will change to monaural reception. (See
remotes. Before using the remote with other
first press the SURR/CH ¤ button . Next page 32 for more information.)
products, follow the instructions on pages 38–49
press these buttons to scroll up or down through
to program the proper codes for the products in
the list of surround modes that appear in the F Memory Button: Press this button to enter
your system.
Information Display Ò. These buttons are also a radio station into the AVR 7000’s preset
It is also important to remember that many of the used to increase or decrease output levels when memory. After pressing the button the MEMORY
buttons on the remote take on different func- configuring the unit with either the internal test indicator S will flash; you then have five sec-
tions, depending on the product selected using tone or an external source. They are also used to onds to enter a preset memory location using
the Device Control Selectors. The descriptions enter delay time settings after the Delay button the Numeric Keys G. (See page 32 for more
shown here primarily detail the functions of the  has been pressed. information.)
remote when it is used to operate the AVR 7000.
7 Channel Select Button: This button is G Numeric Keys: These buttons serve as a
(See page 39 for information about alternate
used to start the process of setting the AVR 7000’s ten-button numeric keypad to enter tuner preset
functions for the remote’s buttons.)
output levels with an external source. Once this positions. They are also used to select channel
0 Program Indicator: This three-color indi- button is pressed, use the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 to numbers when TV, Cable or Sat receiver has
cator is used to guide you through the process of select the channel being adjusted, then press the been selected on the remote, or to select track
learning commands from a remote into the AVR’s Set button 8, followed by the ⁄/¤ buttons numbers on a CD, DVD or LD player, depending
remote code memory. (See page 39 for informa- again, to change the level setting. (See page 33 for on how the remote has been programmed.
tion on learning IR codes.) more information.)
H M 1/2 Buttons: These buttons cannot be
1 AVR Selector: Pressing this button will 8 Set Button: This button is used to enter used with the AVR7000, but they have several
switch the remote so that it will operate the AVR’s settings into the AVR 7000’s memory. It is also functions with other devices (see function list,
functions. If the AVR is in the Standby mode, it will used in the setup procedures for delay time, page 42) or can be programmed (See page 38
also turn the AVR on. speaker configuration and channel output level for more information on programming the
adjustment. remote).
2 CD/Tape/DVD Input Selectors: Pressing
one of these buttons will perform three actions 9 ‹ Button: This button is used to change I OSD Button: Press this button to activate
at the same time. First, if the AVR is not turned the menu selection or setting during some of the the On Screen Display (OSD) system used to set
on, this will power up the unit. Next, it will setup procedures for the AVR. up or adjust the AVR 7000’s parameters.
select the source shown on the button as the
A Digital Select: Press this button to assign J Light Button: Press this button to activate
input to the AVR. Finally, it will change the
one of the digital inputs ° · to a source. (See the remote’s built-in backlight for better legibili-
remote control so that it controls the device
page 30 for more information on using digital ty of the buttons in a darkened room.
selected. After pressing one of these buttons you
must press the AVR Selector button 1 again K Direct/M 3 Button: Pressing this button
to operate the AVR’s functions with the remote. B 6-Ch. Direct Input: Press this button to when the tuner is in use will start the sequence
select the component connected to the 6-Ch. for direct entry of a station’s frequency. After
3 Power Off Button: Press this button to
Direct Input £ as the source pressing the button simply press the proper
place the unit in the Standby mode. Note that this
Numeric Keys G to select a station (See
will turn off the main room functions, but if the C Video Input Selectors: Press one of these page 32 for more information on the tuner).
Multiroom system is activated, it will continue to buttons to select a video input as the listening
function. and viewing source.
4 Test Tone: Press this button to begin the
sequence used to calibrate the AVR 7000’s output
levels. (See page 25 for more information on
calibrating the AVR 7000.)


Main Remote Control Functions

L Clear/M 4 Button: This button has no  Delay/Prev Ch.: Press this button to begin " Sleep Button: Press this button to place
function with the AVR7000, but it controls the the process for setting the delay times used by the unit in the Sleep mode. After the time shown
"+10" or "Clear" function with CD or DVD the AVR 7000 when processing surround sound. in the display, the AVR 7000 will automatically
players (see function list page 42); it may also be After pressing this button, the delay times are go into the Standby mode. Each press of the
programmed for use with other devices (See entered by pressing the Set button 8 and button changes the time until turn-off in the fol-
page 38 for more information). then using the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 to change the lowing order:
setting. Press the Set button again to complete 90 80 70 60 50
M Preset Up/Down: When the tuner is in the process. (See page 24 for more information.) min min min min min
use, press these buttons to scroll through the 40 30 20 10 OFF
min min min min
stations programmed into the AVR 7000’s mem-  › Button: Press this button to change a set-
ory. When some source devices, such as CD play- ting or selection when configuring many of the
Hold the button pressed for two seconds to turn
ers, VCRs and DVD players, are selected using AVR’s settings.
off the Sleep mode setting.
the Device Control Selectors 2#, these
 Speaker Select: Press this button to Note that this button is also used to change
buttons may function as chapter step or track
begin the process of configuring the AVR channels on your TV, VCR, AUX and SAT receiver
7000’s Bass Management System for use with when selected using the Video Remote Selec-
N Tuning Up/Down: When the tuner is in use, the type of speakers used in your system. Once tors #.
these buttons will tune up or down through the the button has been pressed, use the ⁄/¤ but- When the AVR 7000 remote is being programmed
selected frequency band. If the Tuner Mode but- tons 6 to select the channel you wish to set for the codes of another device, this button is also
ton E has been pressed or the Band button up. Press the Set button 8 and then select used in the “Auto Search” process (See page 38
@ on the front panel was held pressed so that the speaker type (see page 23 for more infor- for more information on programming the
the AUTO indicator V is illuminated, pressing mation.) remote.)
either of the buttons will cause the tuner to seek
the next station with acceptable signal strength Surround Mode Selector: Press this
# Video Remote Selectors: Press one of
for quality reception. When the AUTO indicator button to begin the process of changing
these buttons to use the remote to control the
V is NOT illuminated, pressing these buttons will the surround mode. After the button has
functions of the device shown on the button. (For
tune stations in single-step increments. (See page been pressed, use the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 to
more information on programming the remote to
31 for more information.) select the desired surround mode (See page 28
operate these devices, see page 38.)
for more information). Note that this button is
O Forward/Reverse Transport Buttons: also used to tune channels when the TV, VCR, $ IR Transmitter Window: Point this window
These buttons do not have any functions for the AUX and SAT receiver is selected using the towards the AVR 7000 when pressing buttons on
AVR, but they may be programmed for the for- Device Control Selector #. When the AVR the remote to make certain that infrared com-
ward/reverse play operation of a wide variety of 7000 remote is being programmed for the codes mands are properly received.
CD or DVD players, and audio or video- cassette of another device, this button is also used in the
recorders. (See page 38 for more information on “Auto Search” process. (See page 38 for more % RDS Button: When an FM RDS station is
programming the remote.) information on programming the remote.) tuned, press this button to select the RDS service
indicated in the display (See page 32 for more
P Night Mode: Press this button to activate ! Volume Up/Down: Press these buttons to information on RDS).
the Night mode. This mode is available in spe- raise or lower the system volume.
cially encoded digital sources, and it preserves NOTE: As any of the remote buttons pressed is
dialog (center channel) intelligibilty at low vol- active with the device selected, the correspon-
ume levels (See page 31 for more information). ding Selector button 12# will briefly
flash red to confirm your selection.
Q Multi-Room: Press this button to activate
the Multiroom system or to begin the process of
changing the input or volume level for the sec-
ond zone. (See page 37 for more information on
the Multiroom system.)


Zone II Remote Control Functions

The Zone II remote may be used in either the ƒ Preset Up/Down – Track Skip: When the
same room where the AVR 7000 is located, or it AVR’s tuner is selected as the input source, these
may be used in a separate room with an option- buttons will move up or down through the list of
al infrared sensor that is connected to the AVR stations that have been stored in the preset
7000’s Multi IR input jack b. memory. When a CD or DVD player is selected,
these buttons activate the forward or reverse
å Power Off: When used in the room where track or chapter skip functions.
the AVR 7000 is located, press this button to
å place the unit in Standby. When it is used in a © Disc Skip: When a compatible Harman
remote room with a sensor that is connected to Kardon CD or DVD changer has been selected,
∫ the Multi IR jack b, this button turns the these buttons activate the Disc Skip function.
Multi-Room system off.
˙ Volume Up/Down: When used in the
ç ∫ AVR Selector: Press this button to turn on room where the AVR 7000 is located, press this
the AVR. The input in use when the unit was last button to raise or lower the volume in that
on will be selected. room. When it is used in a remote room with a
sensor that is connected to the Multi IR Jack
ç Input Selectors: When the AVR is off, b, this button will raise or lower the volume in
∂ press one of these buttons to turn the unit on the remote room.
and to select a specific input. When the unit is
≠ already in use, pressing one of these buttons will î Mute: When used in the room where the
change the input. AVR 7000 is located, press this button to tem-
porarily silence the unit. When it is used in a
∂ Transport Controls: These buttons con- remote room with a sensor that is connected to
trol the Play, Pause and Stop functions of com- the Multi IR Jack b, this button will temporari-
© patible Harman Kardon CD, DVD and cassette ly silence the feed to the remote room only.
players. Press the button again to return to the previous
˙ volume level.
≠ Tuning Up/Down – Fast Play: When the
I AVR’s tuner is selected as the input source, these
buttons will tune up or down through the fre-
quencies of the chosen band. When a CD, DVD
or cassette deck is selected, these buttons acti-
vate the Fast Play Forward or Fast Play Reverse

å Power Off NOTE: When the Zone II remote is used in the Multi Out Jacks d. (See page 37 for complete
∫ AVR Selector same room as the AVR, it will control the func- information on using the Multi-Room system.)
ç Input Selectors tions of the AVR or any compatible Harman
∂ Transport Controls Kardon products in that room as described
≠ Tuning Up/Down – Fast Play above. When it is used in a separate room via a
ƒ Preset Up/Down – Track Skip sensor connected to the Multi IR Jack b the
© Disk Skip transport buttons ∂ è ƒ © will con-
˙ Volume Up/Down trol functions of other devices in the main room,
î Mute the buttons for power, input source, volume,
mute and the tuner will control the source and
volume for the second zone, as connected to the


Installation and Connections

After unpacking the unit, and placing it on a solid 6. Connect the supplied FM antenna to the FM connect the front-left and front-right or sur-
surface capable of supporting its weight, you will (75 ohm) connection ™. The FM antenna may round-left and surround-right speakers, even if
need to make the connections to your audio and be an external roof antenna, an inside powered the speakers are a different distance from the
video equipment. or wire lead antenna or a connection from a AVR 7000.
cable system. Note that if the antenna or con-
Audio Equipment Connections nection uses 300-ohm twin-lead cable, you must 8. Connections to a subwoofer are normally
use a 300-ohm-to-75-ohm adapter to make the made via a line level audio connection from the
We recommend that you use high-quality inter- connection. Subwoofer Output fi to the line-level input
connect cables when making connections to of a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier. When a
source equipment and recorders to preserve the 7. Connect the front, center and surround speak- passive subwoofer is used, the connection first
integrity of the signals. er outputs ª to the respective speakers. goes to a power amplifier, which will be con-
nected to one or more subwoofer speakers. If
When making connections to audio source To assure that all the audio signals are carried to you are using a powered subwoofer that does
equipment or speakers it is always a good prac- your speakers without loss of clarity or resolu- not have line-level input connections, follow the
tice to unplug the unit from the AC wall outlet. tion, we suggest that you use high-quality instructions furnished with the speaker for con-
This prevents any possibility of accidentally send- speaker cable. Many brands of cable are avail- nection information.
ing audio or transient signals to the speakers able and the choice of cable may be influenced
that may damage them. by the distance between your speakers and the Note: Speaker sets with two front satellites and
receiver, the type of speakers you use, personal a passive subwoofer must be connected to the
1. Connect the analog output of a CD player to preferences and other factors. Your dealer or front speaker outputs ª only rather than to the
the CD inputs ¢. installer is a valuable resource to consult in Subwoofer Output fi.
selecting the proper cable.
NOTE: When the CD player has both fixed and Video Equipment Connections
variable audio outputs it is best to use the fixed Regardless of the brand of cable selected, we
output unless you find that the input to the recommend that you use a cable constructed of Video equipment is connected in the same man-
receiver is so low that the sound is noisy, or so fine, multistrand copper with an area greater ner as audio components. Again, the use of high-
high that the signal is distorted. than 2 mm2. quality interconnect cables is recommended to
preserve signal quality. To ensure best video per-
2. Connect the analog Play/Out jacks of a cas- Cable with an area of 1.5 mm2 may be used for formance S-Video sources should be connected
sette deck, MD, CD-R or other audio recorder to short runs of less than 4 m. We do not recom- to the AVR7000RDS only with their S-Video In/
the Tape In jacks •. Connect the analog mend that you use cables with an area less than Outputs, not with their composite video connec-
Record/In jacks on the recorder to the Tape Out 1mm2 due to the power loss and degradation in tors too.
jacks ‚ on the AVR 7000. performance that will occur.
1. Connect a VCR’s audio and video Play/Out
3. Connect the output of any digital sources to Cables that are run inside walls should have the jacks to the Video 1 In jacks i on the rear
the appropriate input connections on the AVR appropriate markings to indicate listing with UL, panel. The Audio and Video Record/In jacks on
7000 rear panel. Note that the Optical and CSA or other appropriate testing agency stan- the VCR should be connected to the Video 1
Coaxial digital inputs °· may be used with dards. Questions about running cables inside Out jacks h on the AVR 7000.
a Dolby Digital or DTS source or the output of a walls should be referred to your installer or a
conventional CD, MD or LD player’s PCM (S/P- licensed electrical contractor who is familiar with 2. Connect the analog audio and video outputs
DIF) output. the applicable local building codes in your area. of a satellite receiver, cable TV converter or tele-
vision set or any other video source to the
4. Connect the Coaxial or Optical Digital When connecting wires to the speakers, be cer- Video 2 g or Video 3 f jacks.
Outputs ‡ on the rear panel of the AVR to the tain to observe proper polarity. Remember to
matching digital input connections on a CD-R or connect the “negative” or “black” wire to the 3. Connect the analog audio and video outputs
MiniDisc recorder. same terminal on both the receiver and the of a DVD or laser disc player to the DVD jacks
speaker. Similarly, the “positive” or “red” wire j.
5. Assemble the AM Loop Antenna supplied with
should be connected to like terminals on the
the unit as shown below. Connect it to the AM 4. Connect the digital audio outputs of a CD,
AVR 7000 and speaker.
and GND screw terminals ¡ . MD or DVD player, satellite receiver, cable box or
NOTE: While most speaker manufacturers HDTV converter to the appropriate Optical or
adhere to an industry convention of using black Coaxial Digital Inputs °·.
terminals for negative and red ones for positive,
5. Connect the Video Monitor Out e jacks
some manufacturers may vary from this configu-
on the receiver to the composite and S-Video
ration. To assure proper phase and optimal per-
input of your television monitor or video projec-
formance, consult the identification plate on
your speaker or the speaker’s manual to verify
polarity. If you do not know the polarity of your
speaker, ask your dealer for advice before pro-
ceeding, or consult the speaker’s manufacturer.

We also recommend that the length of cable

used to connect speaker pairs be identical. For
example, use the same length piece of cable to


Installation and Connections

6. If your DVD player and monitor both have Video Connection Notes: SCART A/V Connections
component video connections, connect the com- • When the component video jacks are used, the
ponent outputs of the DVD player to the DVD on-screen menus will not be visible. You must For the connections described above your video
Component Video Inputs ¶. Note that even switch to the standard composite or S-Video device needs RCA (cinch) connectors or/and S-
when component video connections are used input on your TV to view those menus. Video connectors for all Audio and Video signals:
the audio connections must still be made to • The AVR 7000’s component video system is Any normal video device (Not SVHS or High 8)
either the analog DVD Audio Inputs j or any designed for standard video rate video from for only playback needs 3 RCA jacks, VCRs for
of the Coaxial or Optical Digital Input jacks DVD players and similar devices. While it may record and playback even 6 RCA jacks. Any S-
°·. operate with high definition signals, the video Video device (SVHS, High 8) needs 2 RCA
quality may be slightly less than with a direct (Audio) and 1 S-Video jack (Video), if it´s a play-
7. If another component video device is avail- connection between the DVD and your TV. back unit, or 4 RCA (Audio In/Out) and 2 S-
able, connect it to the Video 2 Component • The AVR 7000 will accept either standard com- Video (Video In/Out) jacks, if it´s a recording
Video Input jacks §. The audio connections posite, S-Video or Y/Pr/Pb component video VCR.
for this device should be made to either the signals. However, it will not convert composite Many european video devices are equipped with
Video 2 Input jacks g or any of the Coaxial or S signals to component video. RCA (Cinch) or S-Video jacks only partially, not
or Optical Digital Input jacks °·. • Component or Composite video signals may for all audio and video in/outputs needed as
only be viewed in their native formats. described above, but with a so called Scart or
8. If the component video inputs are used, con- However, S-Video signals will be converted to Euro-AV connector (almost rectangular jack with
nect the Component Video Output ∞ to the standard, composite video, and are viewable 21 pins, see drawings on next page).
component video inputs of your TV, projector or through the Composite Video Monitor
display device. Output e. In that case the following Scart to Cinch
adapters or cables are needed:
• Units for playback, such as satellite receivers,
camcorders, DVD or LD players, need an
adapter from Scart to 3 RCA plugs, see fig. 1
(normal video devices) or from Scart to 2
RCA+1 S-Video plugs, see fig. 4 (S-Video
• HiFi VCRs need an adapter from Scart to 6
RCA plugs, see fig. 2 (normal video), or from
Scart to 4 Audio+2S-Video jacks, see fig. 5
(S-Video VCR). Read carefully the instruction
attached to the adapter to find which of the
six plugs is used for the record signal to the
VCR (connect with the AVR´s Out jacks) and
for the playback signal from the VCR (connect
with the AVR´s In jacks). Do not misconnect
Audio and Video signals. Don´t hesitate to con-
sult your dealer, if you are uncertain.
• If you use only normal video devices the TV
monitor needs an adapter from 3 RCA plugs to
Scart (fig. 3) only. If also S-Video devices are
used an adapter from 2 RCA+1S-Video plugs
to Scart is needed additionally (fig. 6), con-
nected to the SCART input on your TV that is
provided for S-Video.
Note that only the video plugs (the "yellow"
cinch plug in fig. 3 and the S-Video plug in
fig. 6) must be connected to the TV Monitor
Output e, and the volume on the TV must be
reduced to minimum.


Installation and Connections

Note for RGB signal with SCART:
Figure 1: If you use a unit providing RGB signals on a
SCART output (as e.g. most DVD players do) and
SCART/Cinch-Adapter for
Red you want to use that RGB signal, this SCART out-
signal flow: put must be connected directly to your TV.
SCART → Cinch Although the AVR 7000 RDS can switch three-
Black way video signals (like component signals
Y/Pb/Pr), TVs need separate sync signals besides
RGB (also with SCART) that cannot be switched
Blue 1
and provided by the AVR 7000 additionally.
Figure 2:
SCART/Cinch-Adapter for Green 1
record and playback; White
signal flow:
SCART ↔ Cinch
Figure 3: Yellow
Cinch/SCART-Adapter for Red
playback; Red
signal flow:
Cinch → SCART
Figure 4: Schwarz
SCART/S-Video Adapter
for playback;
S-Video InIn
signal flow:
SCART → Cinch



Figure 5:
SCART/S-Video Adapter
for record and playback; S-Video InIn
signal flow: S-Video Out
S-Video Out
SCART ↔ Cinch
Figure 6: Schwarz
SCART/S-Video Adapter
for playback; S-Video Out
S-Video Out
signal flow:
Cinch → SCART
Also other colours possible, e.g. brown and grey.

Important Note for Adapter Cables: Important Notes for S-Video connections:
If the cinch connectors of the adapter you’ll use 1. Only the S-Video In/Out of S-Video devices
are labeled, connect the Audio and Video ”In” must be connected to the AVR, NOT both, normal
plugs with the corresponding Audio and Video video and S-Video In/Outputs (except the TV, see
”In” jacks on the AVR 7000 (and with a VCR item 2).
connect the ”Out” plugs to the ”Out” jacks on
2. Like all common AV units the AVR 7000 does
the AVR). Note that with some adapter types it
not convert the Video signal to S-Video. Thus
may be just turned around: If no signal is audi-
both connections must be made from the AVR
ble/ visible when the VCR is playing connect the
7000 to the TV if both, Video and
“Out” plugs to the ”In” jacks on the AVR and
S-Video sources, are used, and the appropriate
turned around. If the adapter plugs are not
input on the TV must be selected.
labeled in that way, pay attention to the signal
flow directions as shown in the diagrams above
and in the instruction attached to the adapter. If
uncertain, don’t hesitate to consult your dealer.


Installation and Connections

System and Power Connections Multiroom Audio/Video Connections External Audio Power Amplifier
Depending on the distance from the AVR 7000 Connections
The AVR 7000 is designed for flexible use with to the remote room, two options (A and B) are If desired, the AVR 7000 may be connected to
multiroom systems, external control components available for audio connection: optional, external audio power amplifiers or
and power amplifiers. used with equalizers or speaker systems that
A. Use high-quality, shielded stereo audio inter- require connection between the preamp and
Main Room Remote Control Extension connect cable with phono plugs on both ends amplifier sections of a receiver.
If the receiver is placed behind a solid or smoked from the AVR 7000’s location to the remote
glass cabinet door, the obstruction may prevent room. At the remote room, connect the intercon- To make these connections, remove the jumpers
the remote sensor from receiving commands. In nect cable to a stereo power amplifier. The that connect the Preamp Out jacks fl and
this event, the remote sensor of any Harman amplifier will be connected to the room’s speak- Amplifier In jacks ⁄ for the channels to be
Kardon or other compatible device, not covered ers. No volume control is required, as the AVR used with external devices. Store the jumpers in
by the door, or an optional remote sensor may 7000 and the remote IR link will provide that a safe place so that the AVR may be used in its
be used. Connect the Remote IR Output of function. At the AVR 7000, plug the audio inter- normal mode at a future date, if desired.
that device or the output of the remote sensor to connect cables into the Multi-Room Output
the Remote IR Input jack c. jacks d on the AVR 7000’s rear panel. When an external amplifier is used, connect the
Preamp Out jacks fl to the inputs on the
If other components are also prevented from NOTE: The remote power amplifier must have sig- amplifier. When an equalizer or speaker proces-
receiving remote commands, only one sensor is nal sensing capability or be left on constantly to sor is used, connect the Preamp Out jacks fl
needed. Simply use this unit’s sensor or a remote assure automatic operation at the remote room. to the inputs of the processor, and connect the
eye by running a connection from the Remote outputs of the processor back to the Amplifier
IR Output jack a to the Remote IR Input B. Place the amplifier that will provide power to In jacks ⁄ on the AVR. Note that when external
jack on Harman Kardon or other compatible the remote location speakers in the same room amplifiers or devices are used, the volume con-
equipment. as the AVR 7000, and connect the Multiroom trol is still controlled by the AVR, although addi-
Output jacks d on the rear panel of the AVR tional volume controls on the external device
NOTE: All remotely controlled components must to the audio input of the remote room amplifier. may impact the volume settings and output lev-
be linked together in a daisy chain. Connect the Use the appropriate speaker wire to connect the els from the AVR.
IR OUT jack of one unit to the IR IN of the next optional power amplifier to the remote speakers.
to establish this chain. High-quality wire of at least 2.5 mm2 is recom-
mended for long multiroom connections.
Multiroom IR Link
The key to remote room operation is to link the The AVR 7000’s multiroom system is also capa-
remote room to the AVR 7000’s location with ble of sending either S-Video or standard com-
wire for an infrared receiver and speakers or an posite video to the remote room location.
amplifier. The remote room IR receiver (this can be Connect the video feeds for the remote location
an optional IR receiver or any other remotable to the Multiroom Output d video jacks. Note
Harman Kardon device in the remote room with that standard S-Video cables may not provide
IR sensor integrated) should be connected to the acceptable signal quality when used for runs
AVR 7000 via standard coaxial cable. Connect the longer than 10 m. Consult your dealer or
Remote IR Output of the device or of the installer for additional cable options for S-Video
optional sensor with the Multiroom IR Input applications. When running longer lengths of
jack b on the AVR 7000’s rear panel. composite video cable for multi-room applica-
tions, we recommend that dual shield or quad
If other Harman Kardon compatible source shield RG-6 cable be used.
equipment is part of the main room installation,
the Remote IR Output jack a on the rear IMPORTANT NOTE: Any cables run inside walls
panel should be connected to the IR IN jack on should carry any certification that is required by
that source device. This will enable the remote the local building and electrical codes. To avoid
room location to control source equipment func- interference, audio and speaker cables should not
tions in addition to the remote room input and be parallel to, or run in the same conduits or path
volume. with, AC cables. If you have any questions about
multiroom wiring, consult your dealer, custom
installer or low-voltage electrical contractor.


Installation and Connections

External Audio Decoder Connection AC Power Connections

To provide for ultimate flexibility, the AVR 7000 This unit is equipped with two accessory AC out-
may be used in conjunction with optional, exter- lets. They may be used to power accessory
nal decoders for digital audio systems other than devices, but they should not be used with high-
the AVR 7000’s own built-in Dolby Digital and current draw equipment such as power ampli-
DTS decoding system or with DVD players hav- fiers. The total power draw to each outlet may
ing those decoders integrated. If an external not exceed 100 watts.
decoder is used, connect the output jacks of the
decoder to the 6-Channel Direct inputs £, The Switched ‹ outlets will receive power
making sure to match channels. only when the unit is on completely. This is rec-
ommended for devices that have no power
These jacks may also be used for connections to switch or a mechanical power switch that may
devices such as DVD players or High Definition be left in the “ON” position.
Television (HDTV) sets or decoders that feature
built-in digital surround decoders. Although the NOTE: Many audio and video products go into a
digital decoding system in the AVR 7000 will typi- Standby mode when they are used with
cally provide audio performance that is superior to switched outlets, and cannot be fully turned on
other decoders, you may use these jacks to provide using the outlet alone without a remote control
an additional 6-channel input for connection to a command.
DVD player or HDTV set with a built-in decoder
and discrete 6-channel analog outputs. The Unswitched ¤ outlet will receive power
as long as the unit is plugged into a powered AC
outlet and the Main Power Switch 1 is on.

Finally, when all connections are complete, plug

the power cord into a nonswitched 220-240-volt
AC wall outlet. You’re almost ready to enjoy the
AVR 7000!


System Configuration

When all audio, video and system connections Using these guidelines, you’ll find that it takes Center Front Speaker
have been made, there are a few configuration some experimentation to find the correct loca-
adjustments that must be made. A few minutes tion for the front speakers in your particular No more
than 60 cm
spent to correctly configure and calibrate the installation. Don’t be afraid to move things
unit will greatly add to your listening experience. around until the system sounds correct. Optimize
your speakers so that audio transitions across
Speaker Selection the front of the room sound smooth. Left Front Right Front
Speaker Speaker
No matter which type or brand of speakers is Surround speakers should be placed on the side
used, the same model or brand of speaker walls of the room, at or slightly behind the lis- A) Front Channel Speaker Installation with
should be used for the front-left, center and tening position. The center of the speaker should Direct-View TV Sets or Rear-Screen Projectors
front-right speakers. This creates a seamless face you.
front soundstage and eliminates the possibility TV or Projection Screen

of distracting sonic disturbances that occur when If side-wall mounting is not practical, the speak-
a sound moves across mismatched front-channel ers may be placed on a rear wall, behind the lis-
speakers. tening position. The speakers should be no more Left Front
Center Front
Right Front
Speaker Speaker
than two meters behind the rear of the seating
Speaker Placement area.

The placement of speakers in a multichannel Subwoofers produce largely nondirectional

home-theater system can have a noticeable sound, so they may be placed almost anywhere
impact on the quality of sound reproduced. in a room. Actual placement should be based on
room size and shape and the type of subwoofer
Depending on the type of center-channel speak- used. One method of finding the optimal loca-
er in use and your viewing device, place the cen- tion for a subwoofer is to begin by placing it in
ter speaker either directly above or below your the front of the room, about 15cm from a wall,
TV, or in the center behind a perforated front- or near the front corner of the room. Another

when rear-mounted
projection screen.

speakers are used

No more than 2m
method is to temporarily place the subwoofer in
Once the center-channel speaker is installed, the spot where you will normally sit, and then
position the left-front and right-front speakers so walk around the room until you find a spot
that they are as far away from one another as where the subwoofer sounds best. Place the
Optional Rear-Wall Mounting
the center-channel speaker is from the preferred subwoofer in that spot. You should also follow
listening position. Ideally, the front-channel the instructions of the subwoofer’s manufacturer,
or you may wish to experiment with the best B) The distance between the left and right
speakers should be placed so that their tweeters speakers should be equal to the distance from
are no more than 60cm above or below the location for a subwoofer in your listening room.
the seating position to the viewing screen. You
tweeter in the center-channel speaker. may also experiment with placing the left and
right speakers slightly forward of the center
They should also be at least 0.5 meter from your
TV set unless the speakers are magnetically
shielded to avoid colourings on the TV screen.
Depending on the specifics of your room
acoustics and the type of speakers in use, you
may find that imaging is improved by moving the
front-left and front-right speakers slightly for-
ward of the center-channel speaker. If possible,
adjust all front loudspeakers so that they are
aimed at ear height when you are seated in the
listening position.

System Configuration

System Setup IMPORTANT NOTE: When viewing the displays on The semi-OSD system is also available as a system
a projection TV it is important that they not be left default, although it may be turned off by using
Once the speakers have been placed in the room on the screen for an extended period of time. As the ADVANCED SELECT menu. (See
and connected, the remaining steps are to pro- with any video display, but particularly with projec- page 35.) With the semi-OSD system, you may
gram the system configuration memories. With tors, constant display of a static image such as make adjustments directly, by pressing the but-
the AVR 7000 two kind of memories are used, these menus or video game images may cause the tons on the front panel or remote control for the
those associated individually with the input image to be permanently “burned into” the CRT. specific parameter to be adjusted as outlined
selected, e.g. surround modes, and others work- This type of damage is not covered by the AVR above.
ing independently from any input selected like 7000 warranty and may not be covered by the pro-
speaker output levels, crossover frequencies or jector TV set’s warranty. * AUDIO SETUP *

delay times used by the surround sound I N P U T SET U P

processor. The AVR 7000 has two on-screen display modes,

“Semi-OSD” and “Full-OSD.” When making con- O

You are now ready to power up the AVR 7000 to figuration adjustments, it is recommended that M U L T I - ROO M
begin these final adjustments. the Full-OSD mode be used. This will place a com-
plete status report or option listing on the screen,
1. Plug the Power Cable › into an unswitched making it easier to view the available options and
AC outlet. make the settings on the screen. The Semi-OSD Figure 1
mode uses one-line displays only.
2. Press the Main Power Switch 1 in until it
latches and the word “OFF” on the top of the Settings associated only with Input
Using the full OSD system and the on-screen selected
switch disappears inside the front panel. Note menus is usually the easiest way to make adjust-
that the Power Indicator 3 will turn amber, ments, as this method presents the full range of The AVR 7000 features an advanced memory sys-
indicating that the unit is in the Standby mode. choices for each option on the screen. However, tem that enables you to establish different config-
note that when the full OSD system is in use, the urations for the speaker configuration, digital
3. Install the four supplied AAA batteries in the menu selections are not shown in the input and surround mode for each input source.
remote as shown. Be certain to follow the (+) and Information Display Ò W. When the full This flexibility enables you to custom tailor the
(–) polarity indicators that are on the bottom of OSD menu system is used, OSD ON will appear in way in which you listen to each source and have
the battery compartment. the Main Information Display W and the the AVR 7000 memorize them. This means, for
OSD Indicator M will illuminate to remind you example, that you may associate different sur-
that a video display must be used. round modes and analog or digital inputs with
different sources, or set different speaker configu-
When the semi-OSD system is used in conjunction rations with the resultant changes to the bass
with the discrete configuration buttons, the on management system. Once these settings are
screen display will show a single line of text with made, they will automatically be recalled when-
the current menu selection. That selection will ever you select an input.
4. Turn the AVR 7000 on either by pressing the also be shown in the Main Information
System Power Control 2 or the Input Display W Note that the horizontal arrow but- The default settings for the AVR 7000, as it is
Source Selector ! on the front panel, or via tons ‹/ › 9  cannot be used with the semi- shipped from the factory, have all inputs set for
the remote by pressing the AVR Selector 1 or OSD. Settings must be made by pressing the an analog source, with stereo as the surround
any of the CD/Tape/ DVD Selectors 2 on the appropriate discrete configuration button, e.g. mode, the front left and right speakers set to
remote. The Power Indicator 3 will turn green Speaker Û  and options be selected, e.g. “large” (with surround modes other speakers to
to confirm that the unit is on, and the Center Speaker, with the ‹/ › Selector ”small”), and a subwoofer connected. Before
Information Display Ò will also light up. Buttons 5 on the front or ⁄/¤ 6 on the using the unit, you will probably want to change
remote, then Set ( 8 to confirm. Afterwards these settings for most inputs so that they are
Using the On-Screen Display the setting can be made, e.g. Small/Large, with properly configured to reflect the use of digital or
When making the following adjustments, you may the ‹/ › Selector Buttons 5 on the front or analog inputs, the type of speakers installed and
⁄/¤ 6 on the remote and confirmed again the surround mode specifics. Remember, since the
find them easier to make via the unit’s on-screen
display system. These easy-to-read displays give with the Set ( 8 button. AVR 7000’s memory system keeps the settings for
you a clear picture of the current status of the each input separate from the other inputs, you
Selecting the On-Screen display will need to make these adjustments for each
unit and facilitate speaker, delay, input or digital
The full OSD system is always available by press- input used. However, once they are made, further
selection you are making.
ing the OSD button I. When this button is adjustment is only required when system compo-
pressed the main AUDIO SETUP menu nents are changed.
To view the on-screen displays, make certain you
(Figure 1) will appear, and adjustments are made
have made a connection from the Monitor Out
from the individual menus. Note that the menus To make this process as quick and as easy as
jack e on the rear panel to the composite or S-
will remain on the screen for 20 seconds after the possible, we suggest that you use the full-OSD
Video input of your TV or projector. In order to
latest action was made on the screen menu, then system with the on-screen menus, and step
view the AVR’s displays, the correct video input
they will “time-out” and disappear from the through each input. Once you have completed the
must be selected on your video display.
screen. The time-out may be increased to as much settings for the first input, many settings may be
as 50 seconds by going to the ADVANCED duplicated for the remaining inputs. It is also a
SELECT menu, and changing the item titled good idea to set the configuration data in the
F U L L O S D T I M E O U T. order these items are listed in the Main Audio

System Configuration

Setup Menu, as some settings require a specific To change the digital input at any time using the
entry in a prior menu item. discrete function buttons and the semi-OSD sys-
tem, press the Digital Input Select button D I G ITA L
The items that follow will describe the individual A on the front panel or the remote. Within C E N T ER DELA Y : 0 M S
S U R R DELA Y : 00 M S
settings required for each input. Remember that five seconds, make your input selection using the C R O S SOVER F R E Q: 9 0HZ
once the settings are made for one input, they Selector buttons on the front panel 5 or the N

must be made for all other input sources in your ⁄/¤ buttons 6 on the remote until the

system. desired digital or analog input is shown in the

Main Information Display W and in the
Input Setup Figure 4
lower third of the video display connected to the
The first step in configuring the AVR 7000 is to
AVR 7000, then press Set ( I. This selection
select an input. This may be done by pressing the Since the factory default for all inputs is Stereo,
will also keep memorized, associated with the
front panel Input Source Selector ! until the the words S U R R O F F will initially appear in
input source selected, until another selection is
desired input’s name appears momentarily in the highlighted video (Figure 3) unless another sur-
Main Information Display W, and the green round mode choice was made with the input just
LED lights next to the input’s name in the front selected. To change the surround mode while the
Surround Setup
panel Input Indicators Ó. The input may also › cursor is next to the surround line, press the
Once the input setup has been completed, the
be selected by pressing the appropriate Input ‹/› buttons 9 until the desired surround
next step for that input is to set the surround
Selector on the remote control 2BCD. mode’s name appears in the highlighted video.
mode you wish to use with that input. Since sur-
round modes are a matter of personal taste, feel As the modes are changed, a green LED will also
When using the full-OSD system to make the light next to the mode names in the Surround
free to select any mode you wish – you may
setup adjustments, press the OSD button I Mode Indicators ı on the front panel.
change it later. However, to make it easier to
once so that the main AUDIO SETUP
establish the initial parameters for the AVR 7000,
menu (Figure 1) appears. Note that the › cursor Note that the data lines next to the items in the
it is best to select Dolby Pro Logic for most ana-
will be next to the input setup line. Press the Set screen display will show either numbers or a
log inputs and Dolby Digital for inputs connected
button 8 to enter the menu and the series of dashes, depending on whether or not
to digital sources. In the case of inputs such as a
INPUT SETUP menu (Figure 2) will the specific parameter is adjustable. For example,
CD Player, Tape Deck or Tuner, you may wish to
appear on the screen. Press the ‹/› buttons the Center Delay and Night Mode items are only
set the mode to Stereo, if that is your preferred
9 until the desired input name appears in adjustable for Dolby Digital, and the Delay Time
listening mode for standard stereo sources,
the highlighted video, as well as being indicated is only adjusted for Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro
where it is unlikely that surround encoded materi-
in the front panel Input Indicators Ó by the Logic. The Crossover Frequency is adjustable in
al will be used. Alternatively, the Logic 7 Music
green LED next to the desired input name. If the all modes. Note, also, that Dolby Digital and DTS
mode may also be a good choice for stereo-only
input will use the standard left/right analog will only appear as choices (Figure 4) when a
source material.
inputs, no further adjustment is needed. digital input was previously selected. These set-
It is easiest to complete the surround setup using tings for Delay, Crossover Frequency and Night
the full-OSD on-screen menus. From the main mode, that are independent from any input
AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1), press the selected, will be described in the next chapter on
I N P U T : V I D E O 1
D I G I T A L I N: A N A L O G ⁄/¤ button 6 until the › cursor is next to the page 24.
SURROUND SETUP menu. Press the
Set button 8( so that the SURROUND Speaker Setup
SETUP menu (Figure 3 or 4) is on the screen. These adjustments tell the AVR 7000 which type
of speakers are in use. This is important as it
adjusts the settings that determine which speak-
ers receive low frequency (bass) information. For
Figure 2 S URROUND: SURR OFF each of these settings use the L A R G E setting
C E N T ER DELAY: MS if the speakers for a particular position are tradi-
If you wish to associate one of the digital inputs S U R R DELAY: MS
tional full-range loudspeakers that are capable
with the selected input source, press the ¤ but- C
of reproducing sounds below 100Hz. Use the
ton 6 on the remote while the INPUT R E T U RN TO MENU
S M A L L setting for smaller, frequency-limited
SETUP menu (Figure 2) is on the screen, and satellite speakers that do not reproduce sounds
note that the on-screen cursor will drop down to below 100Hz. Note that when “small” front (left
the DIGITAL I N line. Press the ‹/› but- and right) speakers are used, a subwoofer is
Figure 3
tons 9 until the name of the desired digi- required to reproduce low frequency sounds. If
tal input name appears. To return to the A N A- you are in doubt as to which category describes
L O G input, press the buttons until the word your speakers, consult the specifications in the
analog appears. When the correct input appears, speakers’ owner’s manual, or ask your dealer.
press the ¤ button 6 once so that the › cur- Remember that the speaker setup must be made
sor appears next RETURN T O M E N U, individually for each input of the AVR 7000.
and press the Set button 8 or press the ⁄
button 6 until cursor is next to INPUT and
select another input to be configured with the
‹ / › buttons 9.

System Configuration

It is best to select the Dolby Pro Logic mode for When SMALL is selected, low frequency center Select NOif a subwoofer is NOT connected to
making the speaker setup. Note that with the channel sounds will be sent to the Fronts, if they your system. Note that when no subwoofer is
actually selected input all settings will be copied are set for LARGE and Sub is turned off. When selected, low frequency sounds below 100Hz will
to other surround modes too (as far as possible). Sub is on, low frequency center channel sounds be sent to the front left and front right speakers
will be sent to the subwoofer only. only. This option is not available when the front,
To enter the proper settings for the speaker
speakers are set to SMALL.
setup, the easiest path is through the When LARGE is selected, a full-range output
SPEAKER SETUP menu (Figure 5 will be sent to the center speaker output, and When a speaker set with two or more satellites
below). with analog and digital surround modes NO cen- and a subwoofer is used, the front satellites and
ter channel signal will be sent to the subwoofer the subwoofer must be connected to the front
1. Press the OSD button I to bring up the
output. speaker outputs ª and the subwoofer must be
AUDIO S E T U P menu (Figure 1), and
set for N O.
then press the ¤ button 6 twice so that the When NONE is selected, no signal will be sent
cursor is on the SPEAKER SETUP line. to the center channel output. The receiver will 9. When all speaker selections have been made,
At this point, press the Set button 8 to bring operate in a “phantom” center channel mode press the ¤ button 6 and then the Set button
up the SPEAKER SETUP menu and center channel information will be sent to 8 to return to main menu.
(Figure 5). the left and right front channel outputs. This
10. The Speaker Configuration may be changed
mode is needed if no Center speaker is used.
* S P E A K E R S E TU P * at any time without using the full-OSD on-screen
L E F T / R I G H T : S M A L L
5. When you have completed your selection for menu system by pressing the Speaker Select
C E N T E R : S M A L L the center channel, press the ¤ button 6 on button on the front panel Û or remote .
S U R R O U N D : S M A L L
S U B W O O F E R : Y E S the remote to change the cursor to S U R- Once the button is pressed, F N T SPEAK-
ROUND. E R will appear in both the lower third of the
video display and the Main Information
6. Press the ‹/› buttons 9 on the remote
Display W.
to select the option that best describes the sur-
round speakers in your system based on the Within five seconds, either press the front panel
Figure 5 speaker definitions shown on this page. ‹/› Selector buttons 5 or the ⁄/¤ buttons
6 on the remote to select a different speaker
When SMALL is selected, low frequency sur-
2. When the SPEAKER SETUP menu position, or press the Set Button ( 8 to
round channel sounds will be sent to the Fronts,
first appears, the on-screen cursor › will be at the begin the adjustment process for the front left
when Sub is turned off, or to the subwoofer out-
top of the list of speaker positions, pointing and right speakers
put when Sub is on. In Pro Logic mode, there is
toward the LEFT/RIGHT line, which sets
no bass in the surround channels. When the Set button (8 has been pressed
the configuration for the two front speakers. If you
and the system is ready for a change to the
wish to make a change to the front speakers, press When LARGE is selected, a full-range output
speaker setting, the on-screen display and Main
the ‹/› buttons 9 so that either LARGE will be sent to the surround channel outputs
Information Display W will read F N T
or SMALL appears, matching the appropriate (with all analog and digital surround modes),
LARGE or F N T SMALL depending on
description from the definitions shown above. and, except with Hall and Theater modes, NO
the current setting. Press the front panel ‹/›
surround channel signals will be sent to the sub-
When SMALL is selected, low frequency front Selector Buttons 5 or the ⁄/¤ buttons 6
woofer output.
channel sounds will be sent only to the subwoofer on the remote until the desired setting is shown,
output. Note that if you choose this option and When NONE is selected, surround sound infor- using the instructions for “large” or “small”
there is no subwoofer connected, you will not hear mation will be split between the front-left and shown earlier, then press the Set button (8.
any low frequency sounds from the front channels. front-right outputs. Note that for optimal per-
If another speaker position needs to be changed,
formance when no surround speakers are in use,
When LARGE is selected, a full-range output press the front panel ‹/› Selector buttons 5
the Dolby 3 Stereo mode should be used instead
will be sent to the front left and front right out- or the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 on the remote to
of Dolby Pro Logic.
puts, and with all analog surround modes the select a different speaker position, press the Set
front channel low frequency signals will be sent to 7. When you have completed your selection for button (8 and then press the front panel
the subwoofer output. the surround channel, press the ¤ button 6 on ‹/› Selector buttons 5 or the ⁄/¤ buttons
the remote to move the cursor to SUBWOOFER. 6 on the remote until the correct speaker set-
Important Note: When a speaker set with two
ting is shown and press the Set button (8
front satellites and a passive subwoofer is used, 8. Press the ‹/› buttons 9 on the remote
again to confirm the selection.
connected to the front speaker outputs ª, the to select the option that best describes your sys-
fronts must be set for LARGE. tem. To assist in making these settings, the icons in
the Speaker/Channel Input Indicators P
3. When you have completed your selection for the Select YESif a subwoofer is connected to your
will change as the speaker type is selected at
front channel, press the ¤ button 6 on the system.
each position. When only the inner icon box con-
remote to move the cursor to CENTER.
taining the abbreviation for the speaker position
4. Press the ‹/› buttons 9 on the remote is lit, the speaker is set for “small.”When the
to select the option that best describes your inner box and the two outer boxes with circles
Center speaker based on the speaker definitions inside them are lit, the speaker is set for “large."
shown on this page.

System Configuration

When no indicator appears at a speaker loca- Delay Settings The Dolby Digital Mode also includes a separate
tion, that position is set for “none” or “no” If Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic is selected, you setting for the center channel delay mode, since
speaker. will need to adjust the delay time setting. Note the discrete nature of these signals makes the
that the delay time is not adjustable for any location of the center channel speaker more criti-
Note: These icons are available only when mak- other modes. cal. To calculate the delay for the center channel,
ing setup changes in the semi-OSD mode. measure the distance from the preferred listening
Important Note: Once the delay time is set position in the center of the room to both the
As an example, in Figure 6 below, the left front with any input it will be effective with all other center channel speaker and either the left or
and right front speakers are set for “large,” the inputs too. Moreover the surround delay time right speaker.
center, left surround (LS) and right surround (RS) setting must be made only for either the Dolby
If the distances are equal, no further adjustment
speakers are set for small, and a subwoofer is Pro Logic or the Dolby Digital mode. The other
is required and the center delay should be set to
set, as shown by the box with the abbreviation setting will be set automatically.
zero. If the distance to the front speakers is
“LFE”, which stands for “low frequency effects”.
Due the different distances between the front greater than the distance to the center speaker,
channel speakers and the listening position com- you may wish to reposition the speakers by mov-
pared to the surround speakers and the listening ing the front left and front right speakers closer to
L R position, the amount of time it takes for sound to the listening position or the center speaker further
reach your ears from the front or surround speak- away from the listening position.
ers is different. You may compensate for this dif-
ference through the use of the delay settings to If repositioning of the speakers is not possible,
adjust the timing for the specific speaker place- adjust the center delay time, adding one milli-
ment and acoustic conditions in your listening second of center channel delay for every 30 cm
room or home theater. closer to the listening position the center speaker
is than the front speakers. For example, if the
Figure 6
The factory setting is appropriate for most rooms, front left and front right speakers are each 3 m
but some installations create an uncommon dis- from the listening position and the center chan-
Adjustments for Other Inputs
tance between the front and surround speakers nel speaker is 2.4 m away, the delay is figured as
After one input has been adjusted for surround
that may cause the arrival of front channel 300 cm –240 cm=60 cm, suggesting an optimal
mode, digital input (if any) and speaker type go
sounds to become disconnected from surround center delay of 2 milliseconds.
back to the INPUT SETUP line on the
channel sounds.
main AUDIO SETUP menu and enter the
To set the delay time, continue within the main
settings for each input that you will use. In most
To resynchronize the front and surround chan- AUDIO SETUP (Figure 1) menu. If the
cases, only the digital input and surround mode
nels, follow these steps: system is not already at that point, press the
will be different from one input to the next, while
OSD button I to bring up the main audio
the speaker type will usually be the same and
1. Measure the distance from the listening/ view- setup menu.To make the delay settings for the
may be quickly entered by entering the same
ing position to the front speakers in meters. Dolby Digital mode (this will include the Center
data used for the original input.
delay setting, and the surround delay for the Pro
2. Measure the distance from the listening/ view- Logic mode will be set automatically), press the
Settings independent from Inputs ing position to the surround speakers. Set 8 button and select any input now that is
selected associated with a digital input and the Dolby
3. Subtract the distance to the surround speakers
After the settings described above are made for Digital surround mode, then return to the main
from the distance to the front speakers and multi-
all input sources in your system, the following menu. Press the ¤ button 6 and then the Set
ply the result by 3.
settings, made with any input, will be effective button 8 to bring up the surround setup
for all inputs selected. a. When setting the delay time for the Dolby menu, now select the Dolby Digital mode, if not
Digital surround modes, the optimal delay time so already and then press the ¤ button 6
Again to make these settings the best the full once.
is the result of that subtraction. For example, if
OSD menu system should be used. From the
the front speakers are 3 m away and the sur-
AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1) move the As the Dolby Digital mode is selected, the › cur-
round speakers are 1 m away, the optimal
cursor to the SURROUND SETUP line sor will stop at the CENTER DELAY line.
delay time is figured as (3–1)x3=6. Thus, in
and press the Set 8 button to bring up the Press the ‹/› buttons 9 until the desired
this example, the delay time for Dolby Digital
Sourround Setup menu. figure appears in the display, using the number
should be set at six milliseconds.
calculated using the formula shown above. When
Depending on the surround mode selected, you
b. When setting the delay time for the Pro Logic the CENTER DELAY is entered, press the
will now proceed to change either the delay time
mode, take the result of the subtraction and ¤ button 6 once to move to the SURR
or the crossover frequency. For Dolby Digital and
add 15 to obtain the optimal delay time. For DELAY line so that the delay for the surround
Dolby Pro Logic, pressing the ⁄/¤ buttons 6
example, if the front speakers are 3 m away speakers may be set. Press the ‹/› buttons
will take you to the delay settings, for all other
and the surround speakers are 1 m away, the 9 until the desired figure appears in the
modes, it will take you to the Crossover
optimal delay time is figured as display, using the number calculated using the
Frequency adjustment.
(3–1)x3+15=21. Thus, in this example, the Pro formula shown above for the Dolby Digital sur-
Logic delay should be set at twenty millisec- round mode (item 3a). When the delay settings
onds. are complete, press the ¤ button 6 once to
NOTE: The DTS, Logic 7, Hall and Theater modes move to the next line.
use a fixed, nonadjustable delay time.

System Configuration

Note that the delay settings may also be adjust- Night Mode Settings only occasionally. Artificially increasing the vol-
ed at any time when the Dolby Digital or Dolby The Night mode is a feature of Dolby Digital that ume to the rear speakers may destroy the illu-
Pro Logic modes are in use by pressing the uses special processing to preserve the dynamic sion of an enveloping sound field that dupli-
Delay button on the front panel Ô or remote range and full intelligibility of a movie sound cates the way you hear sound in a movie the-
, followed by a press of the Set button track while reducing the peak level. This prevents ater or concert hall.
(8. Next, press the ⁄/¤ buttons g5 abruptly loud transitions from disturbing others,
until the desired figure appears in the Main without reducing the sonic impact of a digital IMPORTANT NOTE: The output level can be
Information Display W. source. Note that the Night mode is only avail- adjusted for each digital and analog surround
able when Dolby Digital signals are played. mode separately. This allows you to compensate
Crossover Frequency for level differences between speakers, that may
To adjust the Night mode setting from the menu,
The crossover frequency is the point at which the also vary with the surround mode selected, or to
make certain that the › cursor is on the Night
AVR 7000 divides low frequency, or bass sounds, increase or decrease the level of certain speakers
line of the SURROUND SETUP menu.
from the rest of the audio output. This is impor- intentionally, depending on the surround mode
Next, press ‹/› buttons 9 to choose
tant as it enables you to match the performance selected.
between the following settings.
of the AVR’s’ bass management system to the
Before beginning the output level adjustment
precise characteristics of your speakers and sub- OFF: When OFF is in the highlighted video, the
process, make certain that all speaker connec-
woofer. When a subwoofer is used, this setting Night mode will not function.
tions have been properly made. The system
determines which sounds go to the subwoofer
MID: When MID is in the highlighted video, a volume should be turned down at first. Finally,
and which to your other speakers, that are set for
mild compression will be applied. make certain that the Balance Control & is
set to the center “12 o’clock” position.
MA X: When MAX is in the highlighted video, a
Before entering the data for this setting, you will more severe compression algorithm will be
To adjust and calibrate the output levels with
need to find out what the crossover point of your applied.
help of the test tone generator integrated, follow
subwoofer is. This is the number that is the high
We recommend that you select the MID setting these steps, (the levels can be adjusted also with
range of your subwoofer’s frequency response.
as a starting point and change to the MAX set- an external source, without any test tone, see
Consult the Owner’s Manual for your subwoofer,
ting later, if desired. Level Trim Adjustment on page 33). For accurate
and look for the frequency response line on the
calibration, it is a good idea to make these
specifications page. The number at the high end Note that the Night mode may be adjusted
adjustments while seated in your favorite listen-
is the figure that should be used for the directly any time that a Dolby Digital source is
ing position:
crossover point. If your subwoofer has an playing by pressing the Night button P. When
adjustable crossover, set it for 80Hz, 90Hz or the button is pressed, the words
Output level adjustment is most easily done
100Hz, and then enter that setting into the D-RANGE will appear in the lower third of
through the OUTPUT ADJUST menu
AVR 7000. the video screen and in the Main Information
(Figure 7). If you are already at the main menu,
Display W. Press the ⁄/¤ button 6 within
press the ¤ buttons 6 until the on-screen ›
To set the crossover point, make certain that the three seconds to select the desired setting, then
cursor is next to the OUTPUT ADJUST
› cursor is on the CROSSOVER FREQ press Set (8 to confirm the setting.
line. If you are not at the main menu, press the
line. Next, press the ‹/› buttons 9 until
When all settings for the surround setup have OSD button I to bring up the M A I N
the desired figure appears on the screen. If the
choices shown do not match the choices avail- been made, press the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 so that AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1), and then
the › cursor is next to RETURN TO press the ¤ buttons 6 three times so that the
able, select the number closest to the required
number. MENU, and press the Set button 8 to return on-screen › cursor is next to the Output adjust
to the main menu. line. Press the Set button 8 to bring the
OUTPUT ADJUST menu (Figure 7) to
If you do not know the correct crossover point, or
the screen.
are unable to find the information, leave the fac- Output Level Adjustment
tory default in effect. If it appears that there is a Output level adjustment is a key part of the con-
“hole” in the smoothness of the system’s sound, figuration process for any surround sound prod- * OUTPUT ADJUST *

as evidenced by rough transitions from bass to uct. It is particularly important for a Dolby Digital F R O N T L EFT : 0 d B
higher-range sounds, choose a higher setting receiver such as the AVR 7000, as correct outputs
C E N T ER : 0 d B
F R O N T R I GHT : 0 d B
than the default. will ensure that you hear sound tracks with the S U R R RI G HT : 0 d B
S U R R LE F T : 0 d B
proper directionality and intensity. R E T U RN T O M EN U
For all modes other than Dolby Digital, the
Surround Setup is now complete. For the Dolby NOTE: Listeners are often confused about the
Digital mode, there is one more adjustment to be operation of the surround channels. While some
made. Press the ¤ button 6 to go to the assume that sound should always be coming Figure 7
NIGHT MODE setting line. from each speaker, most of the time there will be
little or no sound in the surround channels. This As soon as the new menu appears, you will hear
is because they are only used when a movie a test noise circulate from speaker to speaker in
director or sound mixer specifically places sound a clockwise direction around the room. The test
there to create ambiance, a special effect or to noise will play for two seconds in each speaker
continue action from the front of the room to before circulating, and a blinking on-screen cur-
the rear. When the output levels are properly set sor will appear next to the name of each speaker
it is normal for surround speakers to operate location when the sound is at that speaker. Now

System Configuration

turn up the volume until you can hear the noise When all channels have an equal volume level, Once the settings outlined on the previous pages
clearly. the adjustment is complete. Lower the Volume have been made, the AVR 7000 is ready for oper-
* ! to about - 40dB, otherwise the listen- ation. While there are some additional settings to
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because this test noise will ing level will be too high as soon as music starts be made, these are best done after you have had
have a much lower level than normal music, the to play. To exit this menu, press the ⁄/¤ buttons an opportunity to listen to a variety of sources
volume must be lowered after the adjustment for 6 until the on-screen › cursor is next to the and different kinds of program material. These
all channels is made, but BEFORE you return to RETURN T O M E N U line, and then press advanced settings are described in pages 35-38
the main menu and the test tone turns off. the Set button 8 to turn the test tone off and of this manual. In addition, any of the settings
return to the main AUDIO SETUP menu. made in the initial configuration of the unit may
NOTE: This is a good time to verify that the be changed at any time. As you add new or dif-
speakers have been properly connected. As the The output levels may also be adjusted at any ferent sources or speakers, or if you wish to
test noise circulates, listen to make certain that time using the discrete buttons and semi-OSD change a setting to better reflect your listening
the sound comes from the speaker position indi- system. To adjust the output levels in this fash- taste, simply follow the instructions for changing
cated by the on-screen cursor ›. If the sound ion, press the Test Tone Selector Ù4. As the settings for that parameter as shown above
from a speaker location does NOT match the soon as the button is pressed, the test tone will and on pages 35-38. Note that any settings
position indicated, turn the AVR 7000 off using begin to circulate as indicated earlier. The correct changed at any time, also when the discrete but-
the Main Power Switch 1 and check the channel from which the test noise should be tons are used only, will be stored in memory in
speaker wiring to make certain that each speaker heard will be shown in the lower third of the the AVR7000, also if it´s turned off completely,
is connected to the correct output terminal. video screen and in the Main Information unless it will be reset (see page 51). They will
Display W. As an added assist, while the test either depend on the input (Speaker configura-
After checking for speaker placement, let the test noise is circulating, the proper channel position tion, analog/digital input selection, surround
noise circulate again, and listen to see which will also be indicated in the Speaker/Channel mode) or on the surround mode selected (speak-
channels sound louder than the others. Using the Indicators P by a blinking letter within the er output level, delay) or be independent from
front left speaker as a reference, press the ‹/› correct channel. Turn up the Volume *! any input or surround mode (crossover), as
buttons 9 on the remote to bring all until you can hear the noise clearly. described on former pages.
speakers to the same volume level. Note that
when one of the ‹/› buttons is pushed, the test To adjust the output level, press the Selector Having completed the setup and configuration
noise circulation will pause on the channel being buttons on the front panel 5 or the ⁄/¤ but- process for your AVR 7000, you are about to
adjusted to give you time to make the adjust- tons 6 until the desired level is shown in the experience the finest in music and home theater
ment. When you release the button, the circula- display or on screen. Once the buttons are listening. Enjoy!
tion will resume after five seconds. The on-screen released, the test noise will begin to circulate
cursor › can also be moved directly to the again in five seconds.
speaker to be adjusted by pressing the ⁄/¤ but-
tons 6 on the remote. When all channels have the same output level,
lower the Volume * ! to about
Continue to adjust the individual speakers until - 40dB, and press the Test Tone Selector
they all have the same volume. Note that adjust- Ù4 button again to turn the test tone off
ments should be made with the ‹/› buttons and complete the process.
9 on the remote only, NOT the main vol-
ume controls. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Output level adjust-
ment made will be effective for all inputs, but
NOTE: The subwoofer output level is not only for the actual surround mode selected. To be
adjustable using the test tone. To change the effective for any other mode select that mode
subwoofer level, follow the steps for Output (with any input) and repeat the level adjustment
Level Trim Adjustment on page 33. described above. This will also allow you to com-
pensate level differences between speakers, that
may be different with each surround mode, or to
increase or decrease the level of certain speakers
intentionally, depending on the surround mode
Note: Output level adjustment is not available
for the VMAx or Surround Off mode, as no sur-
round speakers are used (so level differences
between the speakers in the room cannot occur).
But to compensate level differences between
stereo, VMAx and other surround modes (inde-
pendently from the input selected) the outputs
can be adjusted with the Level Trim Adjustment
procedure, see page 33, also for the Surround Off
(Stereo) and VMAx modes.


Basic Operation to one half brightness when the Sleep function is Controls and Use of Headphones
programmed. To cancel the Sleep function, press
Once you have completed the setup and configu- • Adjust the volume to a comfortable level using
and hold the Sleep Button " until the infor-
ration of the AVR 7000, it is simple to operate the front panel Volume Control * or remote
mation display returns to normal brightness and
and enjoy. The following instructions should be Volume Up/Down !˙ buttons.
the Sleep indicator numbers disappear.
followed for you to maximize your enjoyment of
• The Balance Control & may be used to
your new receiver:
Source Selection adjust the relative sound output between the left
front and right front speakers.
• When using the AVR 7000 for the first time, you • To select a source, press any of the Source
must press the Main Power Switch 1 on the Selector buttons on the remote • To temporarily silence all speaker outputs press
front panel to turn the unit on. This places the unit 2BCDç. the Mute button 5 î. This will interrupt the
in a Standby mode, as indicated by the amber color output to all speakers and the headphone jack,
of the Power Indicator 3. Once the unit is in NOTE: After pressing CD, TAPE or DVD buttons but it will not affect any recording or dubbing
Standby, you may begin a listening session by 2 to turn the unit on, press the AVR Selector that may be in progress. When the system is
pressing the System Power Control 2 or the 1 to have the remote control the AVR functions. muted, the MUTE indicator X will light in the
Source button ! on the front panel or the AVR • The input source may also be changed by Information Display Ò. Press the Mute but-
Selector 1∫. Note that the Power pressing the front-panel Input Source Selector ton 5 î again to return to normal
Indicator 3 will turn green. This will turn the button !. Each press of the button will move operation.
unit on and return it to the input source that was the input selection through the list of available • During a listening session you may wish to
last used. The unit may also be turned on from inputs. adjust the Bass Control # and Treble
Standby by pressing any of the Source Selector
• The front-panel Video 4 Inputs $ may be Control ^ to suit your listening tastes or room
buttons on the remote 2BCDç.
used to connect a device such as a video game acoustics. Note that these controls are not effec-
or camcorder to your home entertainment system tive with the 6-Channel Direct Input.
NOTE: After pressing CD, TAPE or DVD buttons
2 to turn the unit on, press the AVR Selector on a temporary basis. • To set the output of the AVR 7000 so that the
1 to have the remote control the AVR functions. • As the input source is changed, the new input output is “flat,” with the tone controls de-activat-
name will appear momentarily as an on-screen ed, press the Tone Mode button 6 button
To turn the unit off at the end of a listening ses- display in the lower third of the video display. The once or twice so that the words T o n e O u t
sion, simply press the System Power Control input name will also appear in the Main appear momentarily in the Main Information
2 on the front panel or the Power Off Button Information Display W and a green LED will Display W. To return the tone controls to an
3å on the remote. Power will be shut off to light next to the selected input’s name in the active condition, press the Tone Mode 6 but-
any equipment plugged into the rear panel front-panel Input Indicators Ó. ton once or twice so that the words
Switched AC Outlets ‹ and the Power T o n e I n momentarily appear in the Main
Indicator 3 will turn amber. • As the input is changed, the AVR 7000 will Information Display W.
automatically switch to the digital input, sur-
round mode and speaker configuration that were • For private listening, plug the 6.3 mm stereo
When the remote is used to turn the unit “off” it
entered during the configuration process for that phone plug from a pair of stereo headphones
is actually placing the system in a Standby mode,
source. into the front panel Headphone Jack 4. Note
as indicated by the amber color of the Power
that when the headphone’s plug is connected,
Indicator 3. • When a pure audio source (Tuner, CD, Tape, 6 the word HEADPHONE will scroll once
Channel direct inputs) is selected, the last video across the Main Information Display W and
When you will be away from home for an input used remains routed to the Video 1 all speakers will be silenced. When the head-
extended period of time it is always a good idea Outputs h and Video Monitor Output e. phone plug is removed, the audio feed to the
to completely turn the unit off with the front This permits simultaneous viewing and listening speakers will be restored.
panel Main Power Switch 1. to different sources.
• When a Video source is selected, its audio signal Surround Mode Selection
NOTE: All preset memories are lost if the unit is
left turned off with the Main Power Switch 1 will be fed to the speakers and the video signal One of the most important features of the
for more than two weeks. for that input will be routed to the appropriate AVR 7000 is its ability to reproduce a full multi-
Monitor Output jack e and will be viewable on channel surround sound field from digital
• To program the AVR 7000 for automatic turn- a TV monitor connected to the AVR 7000. If a com- sources, analog matrix surround encoded pro-
off, press the Sleep Button " on the remote. ponent video input is connected to the DVD ¶ or grams and standard stereo or even mono pro-
Each press of the button will increase the time Video 2 § component inputs, it will be routed to grams. In all, a total of ten listening modes are
before shut down in the following sequence: the Component Video Output ∞. Make certain available on the AVR 7000.
that your TV is set to the proper input to view the Selection of a surround mode is based on personal
90 80 70 60 50
min min min min min appropriate video signal (composite, S-Video or taste, as well as the type of program source mate-
40 30 20 10 OFF component video, see Notes for S-Video on page rial being used. For example, motion pictures or TV
min min min min
17). programs bearing the logo of one of the major
The sleep time will be displayed in the Preset surround encoding processes, such as Dolby
Number/Sleep Timer Indicator L and it will Surround, DTS Stereo or UltraStereo†† should be
count down until the time has elapsed. played in either the Dolby 3 Stereo, Dolby Pro
When the programmed sleep time has elapsed, Logic or Logic 7 Cinema surround modes depend-
the unit will automatically turn off (to Standby ing on the source material.
mode). Note that the front panel display will dim


Surround Mode Chart


DOLBY DIGITAL Available only with digital input sources encoded with Dolby Digital data. It provides Center: 0 ms – 5 ms
up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated Low Frequency Effects Initial Setting – 0 ms
channel. Surround: 0 ms – 15 ms
Initial Setting – 0 ms

DTS Available only with digital input sources encoded with DTS data. Available on special Delay time not adjustable
DVD, LD and audio-only discs, DTS provides up to five separate main audio channels and
a special dedicated low frequency channel.

DOLBY PRO LOGIC The standard mode for analog surround sound decoding. It uses information encoded 15 ms – 30 ms
in a two channel stereo recording to produce four distinct outputs: Left, Center, Right and Initial Setting = 15 ms
a Mono Surround channel. Use this mode for accurate reproduction of programs bearing
the Dolby Surround, DTS Stereo, UltraStereo or other “Surround” logos. Surround-encoded
programs include videocassette, DVD and LD movies, TV and cable programs, radio
programs and audio CDs. Dolby Pro Logic processing may also be used to provide a
pleasing surround effect with some stereophonic source material that does not carry
surround encoding.

LOGIC 7 C An advanced mode that extracts the maximum surround information from either convention- Delay time not adjustable
LOGIC 7 M al stereo material or surround-encoded programs. When used with encoded material, decod-
ing is more accurate in terms of the placement of sounds, and fades and pans are much
smoother and more realistic than with other decoding techniques. Logic 7 also delivers
increased spaciousness and a wider sound stage when it is used with conventional natural
stereo recordings and music programs throug the use of the natural surround information
present also in those stereo recordings. The Logic 7C or Cinema mode is tailored to provide
an optimal sound field for movie soundtracks. The Logic 7M or Music mode uses a decoding
formula that is best suited to music.

DOLBY 3 STEREO Uses the information contained in a surround encoded or two channel stereo program to No surround channels
create center channel information. In addition, the information that is normally sent to the
rear channel surround speakers is carefully mixed in with the front left and front right
channels for increased realism. Use this mode when you have a center channel speaker
but no surround speakers.

THEATER This surround processing uses matrix surround decoding to simulate a standard movie or Delay time not adjustable
stage theater.

HALL 1 and HALL 2 The two Hall modes offer two different matrix surround decoding choices that simulate Delay time not adjustable
either a medium-sized chamber hall (Hall1) or a large concert hall or opera house (Hall 2)

VMAx When only the two front channel loudspeakers are used, Harman’s patented VMAx mode No surround channels
delivers a three-dimensional sound space with the illusion of “phantom speakers” at the
center and surround positions.

SURROUND This mode turns off all surround processing and presents the pure left and right No surround channels
OFF (STEREO) channel presentation of two channel stereo programs.


However to create wider, enveloping sound field To listen to a program in traditional two channel In order to listen to DVDs encoded with DTS
environments and more defined pans and fly- stereo, using the front left and front right speak- sound tracks, the DVD player must be compatible
overs with all analog stereo and surround record- ers only (plus the subwoofer if installed and con- with the DTS signal as indicated by a DTS logo
ings select Harman Kardon’s exclusive Logic 7 figured), follow the instructions shown above for on the player’s front panel. Note that early DVD
mode, that creates a stereophonic left and right using the remote until SURR OFF appears players may not be able to play DTS- encoded
rear signal, just as recorded in real life (e.g. in the Main Information Display W. DVDs. This does not indicate a problem with the
sound being recorded from left rear side will be AVR 7000, as some players cannot pass the DTS
heard from that side only) for a dramatic Digital Audio Playback signal through to the digital outputs. If you are in
improvement in comparison to Dolby Pro Logic. doubt as to the capability of your DVD player to
Digital audio is a major advancement over past handle DTS DVDs, consult the player’s owner’s
NOTE: Once a program has been encoded with systems such as Dolby Pro Logic. It delivers five dis- manual.
matrix surround information, it retains the sur- crete channels: left front, center, right front, left sur-
round information as long as the program is round and right surround. Each channel reproduces PCM Audio Playback
broadcast in stereo. Thus, movies with surround full frequency range (20Hz to 20kHz) and offers PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is the non- com-
sound may be decoded via any of the analog sur- dramatically improved dynamic range and signifi- pressed digital audio system used for compact
round modes such as Pro Logic or Logic 7, when cant improvements to signal-to-noise ratios. In discs, Non-Dolby Digital/DTS Laserdiscs and some
they are broadcast via conventional TV stations, addition, digital systems have the capability to special PCM encoded DVDs. The digital circuits in
cable, pay TV and satellite transmission. In addi- deliver an additional channel that is specifically the AVR 7000 are capable of high quality digital-
tion, a growing number of made-for-television devoted to low frequency information. This is the to-analog decoding, and they may be connected
programs, sports broadcasts, radio dramas and “.1” channel referred to when you see these sys- directly to the digital audio output of your
music CDs are also recorded in surround sound. tems descibed as “5.1”. The bass channel is sepa- CD/DVD or LD player (LD only for PCM or DTS
You may view a list of these programs at the Dolby rate from the other channels, but since it is inten- programs, for Dolby Digital laser discs an RF
Laboratories Web site at tionally bandwidth limited, sound designers have adapter is needed, see above).
When a program is not listed as carrying inten- given it that unique designation.
tional surround information, you may find that the Connections may be made to either the Optical
Pro Logic, Dolby 3 Stereo or Logic 7 modes often Dolby Digital Dolby Digital (originally known as or Coaxial inputs °· on the rear panel.
deliver enveloping surround presentations through AC-3®) is available on DVD, and specially encoded
the use of the natural surround information pres- LD discs and satellite broadcasts and is a part of To listen to a PCM digital source, first select the
ent in all stereo recordings. However, for pure the coming high definition television (HDTV) sys- input for the desired source (e.g., CD) to feed its
stereo programs without any surround information tem. video signal (if any) to the TV monitor and to
(e.g. some old ”extreme” stereo recordings) and provide its analog audio signal for recording.
for mono programs, we suggest that you try the Note that an optional, external RF demodulator Next press the Digital Select button  A
Theater or Hall modes. And when you use only is required to use the AVR 7000 to listen to the and then use the ⁄ / ¤ buttons 6 on the
two front channel speakers you should select Dolby Digital sound tracks available on laser remote, or the Selector buttons 5 on the front
Harman’s patented VMAx mode, delivering a virtu- discs. Connect the RF output of the LD player to panel, until the desired choice appears in the
ally three dimensional sound space with two the demodulator and then connect the digital Main Information Display W, then press the
speakers only. output of the demodulator to the Optical or Set button ( 8 to confirm the choice.
Coaxial inputs °· of the AVR 7000. No
Surround modes are selected using either the demodulator is required for use with DVD players When a PCM source is playing, the PCM indica-
front panel controls or the remote. To select a or DTS-encoded laser discs. tor A will light. During PCM playback you may
surround mode from the front panel, press the
select any surround mode except Dolby Digital or
Surround Mode Selector 7 to scroll through DTS DTS. When an HDCD encoded disc is being
the list of available modes. To select a surround DTS is another digital audio system that is capa- played (see below) and the CD player is connect-
mode using the remote, press the Surround ble of delivering 5.1 audio. Although both DTS ed to the AVR 7000 via a digital connection,
Mode Selector , and then press the ⁄ / ¤ and Dolby Digital are digital, they use different select Surround Off as the Surround mode to
buttons 6 to change the mode. As you press methods of encoding the signals, and thus they enjoy the benefits of the HDCD process.
the buttons, the Surround mode name will require different decoding circuits to convert the
appear in the Main Information Display W, digital signals back to analog. Playback from PCM sources may also benefit
and an individual mode indicator will also light
from the Logic 7. When playing back a surround-
up B D G H I J K. As the surround DTS-encoded sound tracks are available on select encoded PCM source, such as an LD or surround-
modes change, a green LED will light next to the DVD and LD discs, as well as on special audio- encoded CD, use the Logic 7 C or Cinema mode.
current mode in the Surround Mode only DTS CDs. You may use any LD, DVD or CD When playing true stereo recordings, use the
Indicators list ı on the front panel. player equipped with a digital output to play Logic 7 M or Music mode for a wider sound
Note that the Dolby Digital or DTS modes may DTS-encoded special audio-only CDs with the stage and increased rear channel ambience.
only be selected when a digital input is in use. In AVR 7000, but DTS-LDs can be played on LD
addition, when a digital source is present, the players and DTS-DVDs on DVD players only. All HDCD
AVR 7000 will automatically select and switch to that is required is to connect the player’s output HDCD, which stands for High Definition
the correct mode (Dolby Digital or DTS), regard- to either the Optical or Coaxial input on the Compatible Digital®, is a sophisticated process
less of the mode that has been previously select- rear panel °·. that enables the AVR 7000 to deliver outstanding
ed. For more information on selecting digital digital-to-analog decoding of PCM signals from
sources, see the following section of this manual. any DVD or CD player, connected to a digital
input on the AVR 7000, no matter what type of
CD or DVD is played and even when normal,


Non-HDCD-compatible players are used (only a Digital Status Indicators H D C D: When the HDCD® indicator lights in
digital output is needed). When a digital source is playing, the AVR 7000 conjunction with the PCM indicator, the CD that
senses the type of bitstream data that is present. is playing is encoded through the special High
When a CD with the HDCD logo is played, the Using this information, the correct surround Definition Compatible Digital® process. HDCD
AVR 7000 is able to take advantage of the spe- mode will automatically be selected. For exam- discs use 20-bit encoding and other proprietary
cial recording process that is used in the creation ple, DTS bitstreams will cause the unit to switch processing to provide the ultimate in CD listening
of HDCD disc. The special circuitry enables audio to DTS decoding, and Dolby Digital bitstreams (see page 29). Note that HDCD processing is only
with extraordinary fidelity, stunning resolution will enable Dolby Digital decoding. When the unit available in the Stereo or Surround Off mode.
and the highest possible overall quality. senses PCM data, as is present from CDs and LDs
and some music DVDs, the unit will allow the In addition to the bitstream indicators, the AVR
The AVR 7000 will automatically sense that it is appropriate surround sources to be selected 7000 features a set of unique channel input indi-
an HDCD recording and the HDCD indicator A manually. Since the range of available surround cators that tell you how many channels of digital
will illuminate on the front panel to remind you modes depends on the type of digital data that is information are being received and if the digital
that an HDCD disc is playing. present, the AVR 7000 uses a variety of indica- signal is interrupted.
tors to let you know what type of signal is pres-
It is important to note that the HDCD process is ent. This will help you to understand the choice These indicators are the L/C/R/LS/RS/LFE letters
completely compatible with standard recordings. of modes and the input channels recorded on the that are inside the center boxes of the
Indeed, the high-quality digital-to-analog disc. Speaker/Channel Input Indicators P in the front
circuitry, that is part of HDCD and the HDCD panel Information Display Ò. When a stan-
decoder chip, replacing the monolithic digital When a digital source is playing, a Bitstream dard analog stereo or matrix surround signal is in
filters used in conventional DACs, will enable Indicator A will light to show which type of use, only the “L” and “R” indicators will light, as
enhanced performance also with normal, signal is playing: analog signals have only left and right channels,
Non-HDCD encoded program material. respectively, even surround recordings, carrying
A C - 3: When the AC-3* indicator lights, a surround information on the left and right chan-
Selecting a Digital Source Dolby Digital bitstream is being received. nels only.
To utilize either digital mode you must have Depending on the audio track selected on the
properly connected a digital source to the source player and number of channels on the Digital signals, however, may have one to six sep-
AVR 7000. Connect the digital outputs from DVD disc, different surround modes are possible. Note arate channels, depending on the program mate-
players, HDTV receivers, satellite systems or CD that only one channel without subwoofer, called rial, the method of transmission and the way in
players to the Optical or Coaxial inputs on the ”1.0” audio, or all five channels with subwoofer which it was encoded. When a digital signal is
rear panel °·. In order to provide a backup (”5.1” audio) or all steps between can be record- playing, the letters in these indicators will light in
signal and a source for analog stereo recording, ed on digitally surround encoded audio tracks response to the specific signal being received. It
the analog outputs provided on digital source (see NOTE below). With all those tracks, except is important to note that although Dolby Digital,
equipment should also be connected to their ”2.0” audio, only the Dolby Digital and VMAx for example, is referred to as a “5.1” system, not
appropriate inputs on the AVR 7000 rear panel modes are available. When the Dolby Digital sig- all Dolby Digital DVD or audio tracks selected on
(e.g., connect the analog stereo audio output nal is only two channel (”2.0”) these two chan- DVD or other Dolby Digital programs are encod-
from a DVD to the DVD inputs j on the rear nels (l and r) often contain Pro Logic surround ed for 5.1. Thus, it is sometimes normal for a
panel when you connect the source’s digital out- informations. With those tracks the AVR7000 DVD with a Dolby Digital soundtrack to trigger
puts). automatically switches to the Pro Logic mode, only the “L” and “R” indicators.
but you may turn Pro Logic off manually or you
When playing a digital source such as DVD, first may also select the Vmax mode. NOTE: Many DVD discs are recorded with both
select its analog input (DVD) using the remote or “5.1” and “2.0” versions of the same sound-
front-panel controls to feed its video signal to D T S: When the DTS indicator lights, a DTS bit- track, the ”2.0” version often is used with other
the TV monitor and to provide its analog audio stream is being received. When the unit senses languages. When playing a DVD, always be cer-
signal for recording. Next, select the digital input this type of data, only the DTS mode may be tain to check the type of material on the disc.
connected with the DVD player by pressing the used. Most discs show this information in the form of a
Digital Input Selector button A  and listing or icon on the back of the disc jacket.
then using the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 on the remote P C M: When the PCM indicator lights, a stan- When a disc does offer multiple soundtrack
or the Selector buttons 5 on the front panel to dard Pulse Code Modulation, or PCM, signal is choices you may have to make some adjustments
choose either of the OPTICAL or COAXI- being received. This is the type of digital audio to your DVD player (usually with the “Audio
AL inputs, as they appear in the Main used by conventional compact disc and laser disc Select” button or in a menu screen on the disc)
Information Display W or on screen display. recordings. When a PCM bitstream is present, all to send a full 5.1 feed to the AVR 7000 or to
Press the Set button 8 ( to enter the modes except Dolby Digital and DTS are avail- select the appropriate audio track and thus lan-
desired choice. Note, that a digital input (e.g. able. Note that the PCM signal format can be guage (”2.0” audio tracks can be played with all
coaxial) remains associated with any analog selected on the DVD player with any audio track, surround modes, even with Logic 7, see indicator
input (e.g. DVD) as soon as it was selected, thus even with Dolby Digital tracks. So, if selected, ”PCM” left on that page). It is also possible for
the digital input needs not to be re-selected each even ”2.0” D.D. audio tracks can be played with the type of signal feed to change during the
time the appropriate input choice (e.g. DVD) is all surround modes, also with the most effective course of a DVD playback. In some cases the pre-
made. Logic 7. views of special material will only be recorded in
2.0 audio, while the main feature is available in
5.1 audio. As long as your DVD player is set for


6-channel output, the AVR 7000 will automati- IMPORTANT NOTES ON DIGITAL PLAYBACK: Tuner Operation
cally sense changes to the bitstream and channel 1. When the digital playback source is stopped,
count and reflect them in these indicators. or in a pause, fast forward or chapter search The AVR 7000’s tuner is capable of tuning AM,
mode, the digital audio data will momentarily FM and FM Stereo broadcast stations and receiv-
The letters used by the Speaker/Channel Input stop, and the channel position letters inside the ing RDS data. Stations may be tuned manually, or
Indicators P also flash to indicate when a bit- Speaker/Channel Indicators P will flash. they may be stored as favorite station presets and
stream has been interrupted. This will happen This is normal and does not indicate a problem recalled from a 30 position memory.
when a digital input source is selected before the with either the AVR 7000 or the source machine.
playback starts, or when a digital source such as The AVR 7000 will return to digital playback as Station Selection
a DVD is put into a Pause mode. The flashing soon as the data is available and when the 1. Press the AM/FM Tuner Select button D
indicators remind you that the playback has machine is in a standard play mode. on the remote to select the tuner as an input. The
stopped due to the absence of a digital signal tuner may be selected from the front panel by
and not through any fault of the AVR. This is nor- 2. Although the AVR 7000 will decode virtually all either pressing the Input Source Selector !
mal, and the digital playback will resume once DVD movies, CDs and HDTV sources, it is possible until the tuner is active or by pressing the Tuner
the playback is started again. that some future digital sources may not be com- Band Selector 9 at any time.
patible with the AVR 7000.
Night Mode A special feature of Dolby Digital is 2. Press the AM/FM Tuner Select button D
the Night mode, which enables AC-3 input 3. Note that not all digitally encoded programs or Tuner Band Selector 9 again to switch
sources to be played back with full digital intelli- contain full 5.1-channel audio. Consult the pro- between AM and FM so that the desired frequen-
gibilty while reducing the maximum peak level gram guide that accompanies the DVD or laser cy band is selected.
and lifting the low levels by 1/4 to 1/3. This pre- disc to determine which type of audio has been
vents abruptly loud transitions from disturbing recorded on the disc. The AVR 7000 will auto- 3. Press the Tuner Mode button E on the
others without reducing the impact of the digital matically sense the type of digital surround remote or hold the Band Selector 9 on the
source. The Night mode is available only when encoding used, indicate it in the Bitstream front panel pressed for 2 seconds to select manu-
Dolby Digital mode is selected. Indicators A and Channel Input Indicators al or automatic tuning.
P and adjust to accommodate it.
The Night mode may be engaged when a Dolby When the AUTO indicator V is illuminated in the
Digital DVD is playing by pressing the Night 4. When a Dolby Digital or DTS source is playing, Main Information Display the tuner will only stop
Button P on the remote. Next, press the ⁄/¤ you normally may not be able to select some of at those stations that have a strong enough signal
buttons 6 to select either the middle range or the analog surround modes such as Dolby Pro to be received with acceptable quality.
full compression versions of the Night mode. To Logic, Dolby 3, Stereo, Hall, Theater or Logic 7,
turn the Night mode off, press the ⁄/¤ buttons except with special audio tracks (see indication When the AUTO indicator V is not illuminated,
6 until the message in the lower third of the ”AC-3” above) or data format selected (see the tuner is in a manual mode and will stop at
video display and the Main Information ”PCM” above). each frequency increment in the selected band.
Display W reads D-Range Off. When the Night
mode is active, the Night Mode Indicator N 5. When a Dolby Digital or DTS source is playing, 4. To select stations press any Tuning button 8
will also illuminate. it is not possible to make an analog recording N. When the AUTO indicator V is illumin-
using the Tape ‚ and VID 1 h record outputs, ated, press the button to cause the tuner to
The Night mode may also be selected to always if the source is connected to any digital input of search for the next highest or lowest frequency
be on at either level of compression using the the AVR7000 only. But the analog two channel station that has an acceptable signal or hold the
options in the Surround Setup Menu. See page signal of that source, the ”Downmix” to Stereo button pressed to tune more quickly and release
25 for information on using the menus to set this or Dolby Surround, can be recorded by connect- it to start the auto search. In the Auto mode the
option. ing its analog audio outputs to the appropriate tuner will play each station in stereo or mono
analog inputs (e.g. DVD) of the AVR7000, even if mode, just as the program is transmitted. If the
the digital input of the AVR7000 remains select- AUTO indicator V is not illuminated, tap the
ed. Additionally, the digital signals will be passed Tuning button 8N to advance one frequency
through to the Digital Audio Outputs ‡. increment at a time, or press and hold it to locate
a specific station. When the TUNED indicator U
illuminates, the station is properly tuned and
should be heard with clarity.

5. Stations may also be tuned directly by pressing

the Direct button K, and then pressing the
Numeric Keys G that correspond to the sta-
tion’s frequency. The desired station will auto-
matically be tuned after the latest number is
entered. If you press an incorrect button while
entering a direct frequency, press the Clear but-
ton L to start over.

NOTE: When the FM reception of a stereo

station is weak, audio quality will be increased
by switching to Mono mode by pressing the


Tuner Mode button E on the remote or hold- RDS Operation Some RDS stations may not include some of
ing the Band Selector 9 on the front panel these additional features. If the data required for
pressed for 2 second until the STEREO indi- The AVR 7000 is equipped with RDS (Radio Data the selected mode is not being transmitted, the
cator T goes out. System), which brings a wide range of informa- Main Information Display W will show a
tion to FM radio. Now in use in many countries, NO TYPE, NO TEXT or NO TIME mes-
Preset Tuning RDS is a system for transmitting station call signs sage after the individual time out.
Using the remote, up to 30 stations may be or network information, a description of station
stored in the AVR 7000’s memory for easy recall program type, text messages about the station or In any FM mode the RDS function requires a
using the front panel controls or the remote. specifics of a musical selection, and the correct strong enough signal for proper operation. If you
time. receive a partial message, or any of the RDS,
To enter a station into the memory, first tune the As more FM stations become equipped with RDS PTY, CT or RT Indicators AC AB AA Z
station using the steps outlined above. Then: capabilities, the AVR 7000 will serve as an easy- going on and off, try slowly adjusting the anten-
to-use center for both information and entertain- na or tune to another stronger RDS station.
1. Press the Memory button F on the remote.
Note that Memory indicator S will illumi- ment. This section will help you take maximum Program Search (PTY)
nate and flash in the Information Display Ò. advantage of the RDS system. An important feature of RDS is its capability of
RDS Tuning encoding broadcasts with Program Type (PTY)
2. Within five seconds, press the Numeric Keys When an FM station is tuned in and it contains codes that indicate the type of material being
G corresponding to the location where you RDS data, the RDS Indicator AC will illuminate broadcast. The following list shows the abbrevia-
wish to store this station’s frequency. and the AVR 7000 will automatically display the tions used to indicate each PTY, along with an
station’s call sign or other program service in the explanation of the PTY:
3. Repeat the process after tuning any additional Main Information Display W. • (RDS ONLY)
stations to be preset.
RDS Display Options • (TRAFFIC)
Recalling Preset Stations The RDS system is capable of transmitting a
• To manually select a station previously entered wide variety of information in addition to the ini- • NEWS: News
in the preset memory, press the Numeric Keys tial station call sign that appears when a station
G that correspond to the desired station’s is first tuned. In normal RDS operation the dis- • AFFAIRS: Current Affairs
memory location. play will indicate the station name, broadcast
• INFO: Infomation
network or call letters. Pressing the RDS button
• To manually tune through the list of stored pre- @% enables you to cycle through the various • SPORT: Sports
set stations one by one, press the Preset data types in the following sequence:
Stations Selector buttons ) M on the front • EDUCATE: Educational
panel or remote. • The station’s call letters (with some private
stations other information too). • DRAMA: Drama

• The station’s frequency. • CULTURE: Culture

• The Program Type (PTY) as shown in the list • SCIENCE: Science

below. The PTY Indicator AB will illuminate
when this data is being received. • VARIED: Varied Speech Programs

• A “text” message (Radiotext, RT) containing • POPM: Popular Music

special information from the broadcast station.
• ROCKM: Rock Music
Note that this message may scroll across the dis-
play to permit messages longer than the eight • M.O.R.M.: Middle-of-the-Road Music
positions in the display. Depending on signal
quality, it may take up to 30 seconds for the text • LIGHTM: Classical Music
message to appear; in that time, the word
TEXT will flash in the Information Display when • CLASSICS: Serious Classical Music
RT is selected. The RT Indicator Z will illumi-
nate when text data is being received and ready • OTHERM: Other Music
to be displayed.
• WEATHER: Weather Information
• The current time of day (CT). Note that it may
• FINANCE: Financial Programs
take up to two minutes for the time to appear, in
that time the word TIME will flash in the infor- • CHILDREN: Children’s Programs
mation display when CT is selected. The CT
Indicator AA will illuminate when time data is • SOCIAL A: Social Affairs Programs
being received. Please note that the accuracy of
the time data is dependent on the radio station, • RELIGION: Religious Broadcasts
not the AVR 7000.
• PHONE IN: Phone-In Programs

• TRAVEL: Travel and Touring


• LEISURE: Leisure and Hobby Tape Recording Output Level Trim Adjustment
• JAZZ: Jazz Music In normal operation, the audio or video source Normal output level adjustment for the
selected for listening through the AVR 7000 is AVR 7000 is established using the test tone, as
• COUNTRY: Country Music sent to the record outputs. This means that any outlined on page 25. In some cases, however, it
program you are watching or listening to may be may be desirable to adjust the output levels
• NATIONAL: National Music recorded simply by placing machines connected using program material such as a test disc, or a
to the outputs for Tape Outputs ‚ or Video 1 selection you are familiar with. Additionally, the
• OLDIES: Oldies Music
Outputs h in the record mode. output level for the subwoofer and those for the
• FOLK M: Folk Music Stereo and VMAx modes can only be adjusted
When a digital audio recorder is connected to using this procedure.
• DOCUMENT: Documentary Programs the Digital Audio Outputs ‡, you are able to
record the digital signal using a CD-R, MiniDisc To adjust the output levels using program materi-
• TEST: Emergency Test or other digital recording system. al, first select the surround mode for which you
want to trim the speakers (see NOTE below), start
• ALARM: Emergency Broadcast Information
NOTES: your program material source and set the refer-
You may search for a specific Program Type (PTY) • The digital outputs are active only when a digi- ence volume for the front left and front right
by following these steps: tal signal is present, and they do not convert an channels using the Volume Control
analog input to a digital signal, or change the *!˙.
1. Press the RDS button @% until the cur- format of the digital signal. In additon, the digital
rent PTY is shown in the Main Information recorder must be compatible with the output sig- Once the reference level has been set, press the
Display W. nal. For example, the PCM digital input from a Channel Select button 7Ú and note that
CD player may be recorded on a CD-R or FRONT L LEV will appear in the Main
2. While the PTY is shown, press the Preset MiniDisc, but Dolby Digital or DTS signals may Information Display W. To change the level,
Up/Down button )M or hold them pressed not. first press the Set button 8 ( , and then use
to scroll through the list of available PTY types, the Selector buttons 5 or the ⁄ / ¤ buttons
as shown above. To simply search for the next • Recording the signal of a Dolby Digital or DTS 6 to raise or lower the level. DO NOT use the
station transmitting any RDS data, use the source is not possible, if the source is connected volume control, as this will alter the reference
Preset Up/Down button )M until RDS to a digital input of the AVR 7000 only. But the setting.
ONLY appears in the display. analog two channel signal of that source can be
3. Press any of the Tuning Up/Down buttons recorded (see item 5, ”Important Notes on Once the change has been made, press the Set
8N, the tuner begins to scan the FM band Digital Playback” above). button 8 ( and then press the Selector but-
upwards or downwards for the first station that tons 5 or the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 to select the
has RDS data that matches the desired selec- next output channel location that you wish to
tion, and acceptable signal strength for quality adjust. To adjust the subwoofer level, press the
reception. Selector buttons 5 or the ⁄/¤ buttons 6
until WOOFER LEV appears in the Main
4. While the PTY Indicator AB flashes in the Information Display W or on-screen display.
display, the tuner will make up to one complete (only available if the subwoofer is turned on).
scan of the entire FM band for the next station
that matches the desired PTY type and has Press the Set button 8 ( when the name of
acceptable reception quality. If no such station is the desired channel appears in the Main
found, the display will read NONE for some Information Display W and on-screen display,
seconds and the tuner will return to the last FM and follow the instructions shown above to
station in use before the search. adjust the level.

NOTE: Many stations do not transmit a specific Repeat the procedure as needed until all chan-
PTY. The display will show NONE, when such a nels requiring adjustment have been set. When
station is selected and PTY is active. all adjustments have been made press the Set
button 8 ( twice, the AVR 7000 will return
NOTE: Some stations transmit constant traffic
to normal operation.
information. To identify as traffic station, they
transmit a specific traffic code constantly, which
The channel output may also be adjusted using
causes the TA Indicator Y to light in the dis-
the full-OSD on-screen menu system. First, set
play. These stations can be found by selecting
the volume to a comfortable listening level using
TRAFFIC, the option in front of NEWS in the list.
the Volume Control *!˙. Then, press
The AVR 7000 RDS will find the appropriate sta-
the OSD button I to bring up the main
tion, even if it is not broadcasting traffic informa-
AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1). Press the
tion when the search is made.
¤ Button 6 until the on-screen › cursor is

next to the CHANNEL ADJUST line.

Press the Set Button 8 to activate the
CHANNEL ADJUST menu (Figure 8).


* C H A N N E L A D J U S T *
6-Channel Direct Input Memory Backup
F R O N T L E F T : 0 d B The AVR 7000 is equipped for future expansion This product is equipped with a memory backup
C E N T E R : 0 d B
F R O N T R I G HT : 0 d B
through the use of optional, external adapters for system that preserves tuner presets and system
S U R R R I G H T : 0 d B formats that the AVR 7000 may not be capable configuration information if the unit is turned off
S U R R L E F T : 0 d B
S U B W O O F E R : 0 d B of processing. When an adapter is connected to completely accidentally unplugged or subjected
the 6-Channel Direct Input £, you may select to a power outage. This memory will last for
it by pressing the 6-Ch Direct Input Selector approximately two weeks, after which time all
B. The 6-Channel Direct Input may also be information must be reentered.
Figure 8 selected by pressing the Input Source Selector
button ! on the front panel until the words 6
Once the menu appears on your video screen, C H DIRECT appear in the Main
use the ⁄/¤ buttons to move the on-screen › Information Display W, and a green LED
cursor so that it is next to the channel that you lights next to 6 CH in the Input Indicators Ó.
wish to adjust. Then, use the ‹/› buttons
9 to raise or lower the output level. Note that when the 6-Channel Direct Input is in
use, you may not select a surround mode, as the
When all adjustments are done, press the ⁄/¤ external decoder determines processing. In addi-
buttons to move the on-screen › cursor so that it tion, there is no signal at the record outputs
is next to RETURN TO MENU and then when the 6-Channel Direct Input is in use.
press the Set Button 8 if you wish to go back
to the main menu to make other adjustments. If
you have no other adjustments to make, press
the OSD button I to exit the menu system.

NOTE: The output levels may be separately

trimmed for each digital and analog surround
mode. If you wish to have different trim levels for a
specific mode, select that mode and then follow the
instructions in the steps shown above.

Changing the levels by the trim adjustment as

described above will automatically change the
level settings in the Output Adjust Menu (Fig. 7,
page 25) correspondingly (and vice versa). With
Stereo and Vmax modes the adjustment proce-
dure described above is the only way to trim the
output level (e.g. to match the Vmax level with
other modes).

Advanced Features

The AVR 7000 is equipped with a number of 6 until the on-screen › cursor is next to the pressing and holding the Set button ( on the
advanced features that add extra flexibility to RETURN T O M A I N M E N U line. If you front for three seconds until the message in the
the unit’s operation. While it is not necessary to have no other adjustments to make, press the Main Information Display W reads V F D
use these features to operate the unit, they pro- OSD button I to exit the menu system. F U L L. Within five seconds, press the front
vide additional options that you may wish to panel Selector buttons 5 until the desired
use. Once the Video 4 jacks have been switched to brightness display level is shown. At that point,
an output, the signal currently selected as the press the Set button ( again to enter the set-
Front Panel Input/Output Connections AVR 7000’s input will be fed to these jacks. ting.
The AVR 7000 offers front panel audio/video Note, however, that like the other record out-
inputs that simplify the temporary connection of puts, only analog sources will be fed to these Once the desired brightness level is selected, it
portable audio players, video games and cam- jacks. When either a digital input or the 6- will remain in effect until it is changed again or
corders so that they may be used as input Channel Direct input is in use, the signal will not until the unit is turned off.
sources for your system. In addition to the stan- be fed to these jacks.
dard left/right audio and composite video, the If you wish to make other adjustments in the
AVR 7000 also includes an S-Video connection. Switching the front panel jacks to output status main menu, press the ⁄/¤ Buttons 6 until
is temporary and it will be cancelled when the the on-screen › cursor is next to the
However, unlike other products, the front panel AVR 7000 is turned off. When the unit is turned RETURN T O M A I N M E N U line. If you
connections on the AVR 7000 may be used as back on, the jacks will revert to the default sta- have no other adjustments to make, press the
an output as well as an input. This means that tus as an input. To return the front panel jacks to OSD Button I to exit the menu system.
you may make a simple or temporary connection input use without turning the unit off, use the
to a portable tape, MD or optical disc recorder or on-screen menu system as outlined above and Turn On Volume Level
to a computer so that it may record the program switch the setting so that the word I N is high- As is the case with most audio/video receivers,
source currently playing through the AVR 7000. lighted on the Video 4 line. when the AVR 7000 is turned on, it will always
This is an exclusive Harman Kardon feature. return to the volume setting in effect when the
Display Brightness unit was turned off. However, you may prefer to
In normal operation, the front panel Video 4 The AVR 7000’s front panel Information always have the AVR 7000 turn on at a specific
Connections $ are configured as an input. Display Ò is set at a default brightness level setting, regardless of what was last in use when
Their use as an input is indicated by the green that is sufficient for viewing in a normally lit the unit was turned off. To change the default
color of the Video 4 Status Indicator %. room. However, in some home theater installa- condition so that the same volume level is
tions, you may wish to occasionally lower the always used at turn-on, you will need to make
To temporarily switch the Video 4 connections to brightness of the display, or turn it off complete- an adjustment in the ADVANCED
an output, you will need to make an adjustment ly. SELECT menu. To start the adjustment,
in the ADVANCED SELECT menu press the OSD button I to bring the main
(Figure 1). To start the adjustment, press the To change the display brightness setting for a AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1) to the
OSD button I to bring the M A I N specific listening session, you will need to make screen. Press the ⁄/¤ button 6, until the on-
AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1) to the an adjustment in the ADVANCED screen › cursor is next to the ADVANCED
screen. Press the ⁄ Button 6, until the on- SELECT menu. To start the adjustment, line. Press the Set button 8 to enter the
screen › cursor is next to the ADVANCED press the OSD button I to bring the main ADVANCED SELECT menu (Figure 9).
line. Press the Set Button 8 to enter the audio setup menu to the screen. Press the ⁄/¤
ADVANCED SELECT menu (Figure 9). Button 6, until the on-screen › cursor is next At the ADVANCED SELECT menu
to the ADVANCED line. Press the Set make certain that the on-screen › cursor is next
* A D V A N C E D S EL E C T * Button 8 to enter the ADVANCED to the volume default line by pressing the ⁄/¤
V I D E O 4 : I N O U T SELECT menu (Figure 9). buttons 6 as needed. Next, press the › but-
: F U L L
: O
ton  so that the word O N is highlighted in
D E F A U L T V O L SE T : 2 5 d B To change the brightness setting, at the the video display. Next, press the ¤ button 6
S E M I O S D : O F F O N
S E M I O S D T I M E O U T : 3 5
ADVANCED SELECT menu, make cer- once so that the on-screen › cursor is next to
F U L L O S D T I M E O U T : 2 0 S tain that the on-screen › cursor is next to the the DEFAULT V O L S E T line. To set the
V F D line, and press the › Button  until desired turn-on volume, press the ‹/› buttons
the desired brightness level is highlighted in the 9 or hold them pressed until the desired
Figure 9
video display. When F U L L is highlighted, the volume level is shown on the DEFAULT
display is at its normal brightness. When V O L S E T line. Note that this setting may
The default setting for the Video 4 jacks is used H A L F is highlighted, the display is at half the not be made with the regular volume controls.
when the jacks are used as inputs. To change normal brightness level. When O F F is high-
them to an output, make certain that the on- lighted, all of the indicators in the Information NOTE: Since the setting for the turn-on volume
screen › cursor is next to the VIDEO 4 line, Display Ò will go dark. Note, however, that cannot be heard while the setting is being made,
and press the › button  so that the word the green LEDs for the Input Indicators Ó you may wish to determine the setting before
O U T is highlighted in the video display. At the and the Surround Mode Indicators ı, as making the adjustment. To do this, listen to any
same time, note that Video 4 Status well as for the Power Indicator 3, will source and adjust the volume to the desired
Indicator % will turn red, to indicate the out- always remain lit to remind you that the unit is level using the regular volume controls
put status. If you wish to make other adjust- turned on. *!˙. When the desired volume level to
ments in the main menu, press the ⁄/¤ buttons be used at turn-on is reached, make a note of
The display brightness may also be changed by the setting as it appears in the lower third of the

Advanced Features

video screen or in the Main Information To turn off the semi-OSD system, you will need Full-OSD Time Out Adjustment
Display W (a typical volume level will appear to make an adjustment in the ADVANCED The FULL-OSD menu system is used to
as a negative number such as –25dB). When SELECT menu (Figure 9). To start the simplify the setup and adjustment of the AVR
making the adjustment, use the ‹ / › buttons adjustment, press the OSD button I to bring 7000 using a series of on-screen menus. The fac-
9 to enter this setting. the main AUDIO SETUP menu to the tory default setting for these menus leaves them
screen. Press the ⁄/¤ Button 6, until the on- on the screen for 20 seconds after a period of
Unlike some of the other adjustments in this screen ¤ cursor is next to the ADVANCED inactivity before they disappear from the screen
menu, the turn-on volume default will remain in line. Press the Set Button 8 to enter the or Time Out. This Time Out is a safety measure to
effect until it is changed or turned off in this ADVANCED SELECT menu. prevent the menu text from burning into the
menu, even when the unit is turned off com- CRTs in your monitor or projector, which might
pletely. At the ADVANCED SELECT menu happen if they were left on indefinitely. However,
make certain that the on-screen › cursor is next some viewers may prefer a slightly longer or
If you wish to make other adjustments in the to the S E M I O S D line by pressing the ⁄/¤ shorter period before the Time Out display.
main menu, press the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 until buttons 6 as needed. Next, press the › but-
the on-screen › cursor is next to the ton  so that the word O F F is highlighted To change the Full-OSD Time Out, you will need
RETURN T O M A I N M E N U line. If you in the video display. to make an adjustment in the ADVANCED
have no other adjustments to make, press the SELECT Menu (Figure 1). To start the
OSD Button I to exit the menu system. Note that this setting is temporary and will adjustment, press the OSD button I to bring
remain active only until it is changed or until the the main AUDIO SETUP Menu to the
Semi-OSD Settings AVR 7000 is turned off. Once the unit is turned screen. Press the ⁄/¤ button 6, until the on-
The semi-OSD system places one line messages off, the semi-OSD displays will remain activated, screen ¤ cursor is next to the ADVANCED
at the lower third of the video display screen even if they were switched off for the previous line. Press the Set Button 8 to enter the
whenever the Volume, Input Source, Surround listening session. ADVANCED SELECT Menu (Figure 9).
mode or tuner frequency of any of the configura-
tion settings are changed. The semi-OSD system To change the length of time that the semi-OSD At the ADVANCED SELECT menu
is helpful in that enables you to have feedback displays remain on the screen, go to the make certain that the on-screen › cursor is next
on any control changes or remote commands ADVANCED SELECT Menu as out- to the FULL-OSD T I M E O U T line by
using the video display when it is difficult to lined earlier, and press the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 as pressing the ⁄/¤ Buttons 6 as needed. Next,
view the front-panel displays. However, you may needed, until the on-screen › cursor is next to press the ‹/› buttons 9 until the desired
occasionally prefer to turn these displays off for the SEMI-OSD T I M E O U T line. Next, time is displayed in seconds. Note that unlike
a particular listening session. You may also want press the ‹/› Buttons 9 until the desired most of the other options in this menu, this is a
to adjust the length of time the displays remain time in seconds is displayed. Note that unlike permanent setting change, and the time-out
on the screen. Both of those options are possible most of the other options in this menu, this is a entry will remain in effect until it is changed,
with the AVR 7000. permanent setting change, and the time-out even when the unit is turned off.
entry will remain in effect until it is changed,
even when the unit is turned off. If you wish to make other adjustments in the
main menu, press the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 until
If you wish to make other adjustments in the the on-screen › cursor is next to the
main menu, press the ⁄/¤ buttons 6 until RETURN T O M A I N M E N U line. If you
the on-screen › cursor is next to the have no other adjustments to make, press the
RETURN T O M A I N M E N U line. If you OSD Button I to exit the menu system.
have no other adjustments to make, press the
OSD button I to exit the menu system.

Multiroom Operation

The AVR 7000 is fully equipped to operate as the At the MULTI I N line, press the ‹/› but- Once the multiroom system is turned on, the
control center for a sophisticated audio/video tons 9 until the desired Audio/video input AVR 7000’s functions Multiroom on/off, input
multiroom system with optional remote external to the multi-room system appears in the high- selection, volume, mute and tuner preset selec-
Infrared (IR) sensors, TV, speakers and power lighted video. Note that when a pure audio tion or tuning may be operated by using the
amplifiers. Although some multi-room installa- source (CD, Tape, Tuner) is selected, the former Zone II remote and an optional remote IR sensor
tions will require the services of a specially video source will keep fed to the Multiroom connected to the Multiroom IR Input jack b.
trained installer, it is possible for the average Video Outputs d. When the selection has In addition, the Zone II remote may also be used
do-it-yourself hobbyist to install a simple remote been made, press the ¤ button 6 once so to control compatible Harman Kardon CD, cas-
room system. that the › on-screen cursor is next to the sette and DVD players using the remote’s trans-
MULTI V O L line. port controls ∂Ƀ.
The key to remote room operation is to link the At the MULTI V O L line, press the ‹/› Once the multiroom system is turned on, it will
remote room to the AVR 7000’s location with buttons 9 or hold them pressed until the remain on even if the AVR 7000 is placed in the
wire for an infrared receiver and speakers or an desired volume level for the multi-room system Standby mode in the main room by pressing the
amplifier and a TV. For complete installation is entered. DO NOT use the regular volume con- Power Off Button 3 or the System Power
instructions for Multiroom use, see page 18. trol knobs for this setting. When all settings for Control 2 on the front panel. To turn off the
the multiroom setup have been made, press the multiroom system from the main listening room,
Multiroom Setup ⁄/¤ buttons 6 until the on-screen › cursor even when the AVR is in Standby mode, press
Once the audio and IR link connections have been is next to the RETURN T O M A I N the Multiroom button Q and then the Set
made, the AVR 7000 needs to be configured for M E N U line. If you have no other adjustments button 8. Press the ⁄ / ¤ buttons 6 so that
multiroom operation using the steps below. Press to make, press the OSD button I to exit the the Multi indicator O in the Information
the OSD button I to bring the M A I N menu system. Display Ò goes out, and the Main
AUDIO SETUP menu (Figure 1) to the Information Display W or OSD will display
screen. Press the ⁄ / ¤ button 6, until the on- Multiroom Operation M U LTI O F F. Press the Set button 8 to
screen › cursor is next to the MULTI- To activate the feed to the remote room, press enter the setting and turn the unit off.
R O O M line. Press the Set button 8 to enter the Multiroom button Q on the remote.
the MULTI-ROOM SETUP menu Next, press the Set button 8. Press the ⁄ / ¤ Even when the AVR is turned off (to Standby
(Figure 10). buttons 6 to turn the multiroom feed on or mode) and the Multiroom system is turned off
off. When the multiroom system is on, the Multi too, the multiroom system may be turned on at
* M U L T I - R O O M S E T U P *
indicator O will light in the Information any time from any room by pressing the
M U L T I - R O O M : O F F O N Display Ò , and the Main Information Multiroom button Q.
M U L T I I N : F M 1 0 2 . 7 0 M H Z
M U L T I V O L : / 2 5 d B Display W or OSD will display MULTI O N.
R E T U R N T O M E N U Press the Set button twice 8 to enter the set-

When the multiroom system is turned on, the

audio and video input, selected in the Multiroom
Figure 10 Setup Menu (Figure 10), will be fed to the
Multiroom Output jacks d on the rear panel.
When the MULTI-ROOM SETUP The volume will be as set in the same menu,
menu appears, the on-screen › cursor will be at although it may also be adjusted using an
the MULTI-ROOM line. Since this line is optional IR sensor and the Zone II remote in the
used to turn the system on and off, do not make remote location or on the optional audio power
an adjustment here unless you wish to turn the amplifier connected to the Multiroom Output
system on at this time. To turn the system on, jacks d.
press the › button 9 so that O N is high-
lighted. If you do not wish to turn the system on If an optional IR sensor (or any other remotable
at this time or to proceed to the next step, press Harman Kardon unit with IR sensor integrated,
the ⁄ / ¤ Button 6 once so that the › on- see page 18) is located in the remote room and
screen cursor is next to the MULTI I N line. connected to the AVR 7000’s Multiroom IR
Input jack b, the multiroom system may be
turned on or controlled by simply pointing the
Zone II remote, or an optional programmable
remote that includes codes for the AVR 7000, at
the IR sensor. Note that depending on the type of
programmable remote used, the code for the
AVR’s Multiroom IR Input button b may not
be contained in the preprogrammed code library,
and must be “learned” into the remote, if possi-

Programming the Remote

The AVR 7000 is equipped with a powerful 5. If the Power function of the unit to be pro- button stays lit. Note that the next step must take
remote control that will control not only the grammed cannot be remoted, follow these steps place while the red light is on, and it must begin
receiver’s functions, but also most popular brands (max. 20 seconds after step 3 above, or else step within 20 seconds after the light illuminates.
of audio and video equipment, including CD 3 must be repeated first):
players, cassette decks, TV sets, cable boxes, 3. To find out if the code for your unit is pre-pro-
VCRs, satellite receivers and other home-theater a. Enter the first three-digit code number using grammed, point the AVR 7000 remote towards
equipment. Once the AVR 7000’s remote is pro- the Numeric buttons G and press the the unit to be programmed, and press and hold
grammed with the codes for the products you Input or Selector 2# again. Press the the Sleep Selector button". This will send out
own, it is possible to eliminate most other remote button of any transport function a series of codes from the remote’s built-in data
remotes and replace them with the convenience remotable with the unit, e.g. Pause P or base, with each flash of the red light under the
of a single, backlit universal remote control. Play fl O. If the unit being programmed Input or Video Selector 2# indicating
starts that function, the correct code has been that a code has been sent. When the device to be
entered. programmed turns off,immediately release the
Programming the Remote Sleep Selector button". Note that it may
with Codes b. If the unit does not start the function whose take one minute or more until the right code is
As shipped from the factory, the remote is fully button was pressed, repeat steps 3 and 5a found and the unit turns off.
programmed for all AVR 7000 functions, as well as above with the next three-digit code number
those of most Harman Kardon CD changers, DVD listed in the setup code table for that brand 4. When the Sleep button was not released in
players, CD players and cassette decks. In addition, and product type, until the unit reacts properly time after the unit turned off, the right code will
by following one of the methods below, you may to the transport function transmitted. be ”overrun”. That’s why a function test should
program the remote to operate a wide range of be made: Turn the unit on again and press the
6. Try all of the functions on the remote to make Sleep Selector button" once, than the
devices from other manufacturers.
certain that the product operates properly. Keep Surround Mode selector once too. When
Direct Code Entry in mind that many manufacturers use a number the unit turns off, the right code was found,
This method is the easiest way to program your of different combinations of codes, so it is a good when not, the code was ”overrun”. To re-find the
remote to work with different products. idea to make certain that not only does the correct code turn on the unit immediately again
Power control work, but that the volume, channel and, while the Input or Video Selector
1. Use the tables in the following pages to deter-
and transport controls work as they should. If 2# still lights red, press (not hold pressed)
mine the three-digit code or codes that match
functions do not work properly, you may need to the Surround Mode Selector button
both the product type (e.g., VCR, TV), and the
use a different remote code. repeatedly to step backwards through the codes
specific brand name. If there is more than one
number for a brand, make note of the different available and observe the reaction of the unit at
7. If the unit does not react to any code en-
choices. each press. As soon as the unit turns off the cor-
tered, if the code for your product does not
rect code is found.
2. Turn on the unit you wish to program into the appear in the tables in this manual, or if not all
AVR 7000 remote. functions operate properly, try programming the 5. Press the Input or Video Selector 2#
remote with the Auto Search Method. again, and note that the red light will flash twice
3. Press and hold both the Input or Video
before going dark to confirm the entry.
Selector 2# for the type of product to be Note on Using the AVR 7000 remote with
entered (e.g., VCR, TV) and the Mute button the Harman Kardon CD Recorder CDR2. 6. Try all of the functions on the remote to make
5 at the same time. Hold both buttons until As shipped from the factory the remote is pro- certain that the product operates. Keep in mind
the red light under the Selector button2# grammed for controlling Harman Kardon CD that many manufacturers use a number of differ-
stays lit. Note that the next step must take place players. But it is able to control most functions ent combinations of codes, and it is a good idea
while the red light is on, and it must begin within of the CD Recorder CDR2 (see function list on to make certain that not only the Power control
20 seconds after the light illuminates. page 42) too after the code ”002” is entered to works, but the volume, channel and transport
the CD Selector button 2 as described controls, as appropriate. If all functions do not
4. If the unit you wish to program into the AVR
above. For returning to the CD player control work properly, you may need to Auto-Search for
7000 remote has a remotable Power on/off func-
commands the code ”001” must be entered. a different code, or enter a code via the Direct
tion, follow these steps:
Code Entry method.
a. Point the AVR 7000’s remote towards the unit Auto-Search Method
to be programmed, and enter the first three- If the unit you wish to include in the AVR7000’s
remote is not listed in the code tables in this Code Readout
digit code number using the Numeric buttons
manual or if the code does not seem to operate
G. If the unit being programmed turns off, the properly, you may wish to program the correct
When the code has been entered using the Auto
correct code has been entered. Press the Input Search method, it is always a good idea to find
code using the Auto Search method that follows. out the exact code so that it may be easily reen-
or Video Selector 2# again, and note Note that the Auto Search method works only
that the red light will flash twice before going tered if necessary. You may also read the codes to
with units whose Power functions can be remot- verify which device has been programmed to a
dark to confirm the entry. ed: specific Control Selector button.
b. If the product to be programmed does NOT 1. Turn on the product that you wish to include in
turn off, continue to enter the three-digit code 1. Press and hold both the Input or Video
the AVR 7000 remote.
numbers until the equipment turns off. At this Selector 2# for the type of product to be
point, the correct code has been entered. Press 2. Press the Input or Video Selector 2# entered (e.g., VCR, TV) and the Mute button
the Input or Video Selector 2# again for the type of product to be entered (e.g., VCR, 5 at the same time. Hold both buttons until
and note that the red light will flash twice TV) and the Mute button 5 at the same time. the red light under the buttons 2# stay lit.
before going dark to confirm the entry. Hold both buttons until the red light under the Note that the next step must take place while


Programming the Remote

the red light is on, and it must begin within 20 control diagram pictured on page 42. Note that 2. Select the button on the remote that you wish
seconds after the light illuminates. each button has a number on it. to use as the device selector for the codes about
to be entered. This may be any of the
2. Press the Test Tone button 4. The red light To find out what function a particular button has
CD/Tape/DVD Input Selectors 2 or the
under the Input or Video Selector 2# will for a specific device, find the button number on
Video Remote Selectors #.
blink in a sequence that corresponds to the three- the Function List and then look in the column for
digit code, with a one-second pause between each the device you are controlling. For example, but- 3. Press the Device Selector button chosen
digit. Count the number of blinks between each ton number 22 is the Speaker button for the AVR 2# and the Set Button 8 at the same
pause to determine the digit of the code. One blink 7000, but it is the “Menu” button for many TVs, time. Hold these buttons until the Program
is the number 1, two blinks is the number 2, and VCRs and Satellite receivers. Button number 35 is Indicator light 0 turns orange and the red
so forth. Ten blinks are used to indicate a “0.” the Preset Tune Down button for the AVR 7000, light under the device selector button turns red.
the “Reverse Skip” button for CD players and the Release the buttons.
Example: One blink, followed by a one-second “Page Down” button for some cable boxes.
4. Within 20 seconds press the button on the
pause, followed by six blinks, followed by a one- Note that the numbers used to describe the but- AVR 7000 remote that you wish to program.
second pause, followed by ten blinks indicates ton functions on page 42/43 for the purposes of Note that the Program Indicator light 0
that the code has been set to 160. describing how a button operates are a different will begin to flash for six seconds and the red
set of numbers than those used in the rest of this light under the device selector will go out. Note
For future reference enter the Setup Codes for the manual to describe the button functions for the that any button on the remote EXCEPT the AVR
equipment in your system here: AVR. button 1, the CD/Tape/DVD Input
Selectors 2 or the Video Remote
Notes on Using the AVR 7000 Remote With
Selectors # and the Light button J may
CD ______________ TAPE ______________ Other Devices.
be “taught” a remote code from another remote.
• Manufacturers may use different code sets for
SAT ____________ The Power On function (if different from the
the same product category. For that reason, it is
Power Off function, taught to the Power 3
TV ______________ VCR ______________ important that you check to see if the code set
button), that normally is associated with the
you have entered operates as many controls as
Input Selectors 2 #, can be taught to any
AUX ______________DVD ________________ possible. If it appears that only a few functions
button, that is not charged with any function for
operate, check to see if another code set will
the device selected, e.g. Test 4.
work with more buttons.
Programmed Device Functions
5. As long as the Program Indicator light 0
• Depending on the brand and product type used
Once the AVR 7000’s remote has been pro- is flashing, press and hold the button on the
the functions listed in the Function List tables
grammed for the codes of other devices, press the original remote that you wish to “teach” into the
may not correspond with the function the unit
appropriate Input or Video Selector 2# to AVR 7000 remote. When the Program
reacts on the command. In these cases it’s a
change the remote from control over the AVR Indicator light 0 turns green, release the
good idea to edit the reaction of the unit into the
7000 to the additional product. When you press button. Note that the Program Indicator will then
corresponding line of the table or to set up a
any of these buttons, it will briefly flash in red to begin to flash orange again.
separate list.
indicate that you have changed the device being
controlled. • When a button is pressed on the AVR 7000 6. Within five seconds, press the same button on
remote, the red light under the Input or Video the source remote again to verify that the remote
When operating a device other than the Selector 2# for the product being operat- code has been learned correctly. The Program
AVR 7000 RDS, the controls may not correspond ed should flash briefly. If the Device Control Indicator light 0 will flash green twice and
exactly to the function printed on the remote Selector flashes for some but not all buttons for a then turn to a steady orange color indicating that
or button. Some commands, such as the volume particular product, it does NOT indicate a prob- the programming was successful.
control, are the same as they are with the lem with the remote, but rather that no function NOTE: If the Program Indicator light 0
AVR 7000. Other buttons will change their func- is programmed for the button being pushed. turns red during step 5 or 6, the programming
tion so that they correspond to a secondary label was not successful. Repeat the step 3 through 6,
on the remote. For example, the Sleep and Learning Codes from a Remote but in step 5 hold the button on the original
Surround Mode selector buttons " also remote pressed for some seconds after the
function as the Channel Up/Down button when In addition to using codes from the remote’s
Program Indicator light 0 turned green. If
operating most TV sets, VCRs or cable boxes. The internal code library, the AVR 7000’s remote is
the indicator keeps flashing red in steps 5 or 6,
Channel Up/Down indication is printed directly on able to “learn” codes from remotes that may not
this code cannot be taught.
the remote. The same is true for standard CD be in the code library. In addition, you may use
player, cassette deck, VCR and DVD functions, this function to “learn over” the codes from a 7. Repeat steps 4 though 6 for each button on
which follow the standard function icons printed preprogrammed device to add functions not the source remote that you wish to transfer to
on top of the buttons. included in the preprogrammed codes. To learn the AVR 7000 remote.
or transfer codes from an IR remote to the AVR
7000’s remote, follow these steps: 8. Once all codes have been transferred from the
For some products, however, the function of a
original source remote to the AVR 7000 remote,
particular button does not follow the command
1. Place the front of the original remote with the press and hold the Device Selector button
printed on the remote. In order to see which
code being sent so that it is facing the IR 2# for the device being programmed and
function a button controls, consult the Function
Transmitter Window $ on the AVR 7000 the Set Button 8 at the same time until the
List tables printed on page 42/43. To use those
remote “head-to-head.” The remotes should be Program Indicator light 0 flashes orange
tables, first check the type of device being con-
between 2 and 8 cm apart. twice. Release the buttons.
trolled (e.g., TV, VCR). Next, look at the remote


Programming the Remote

9. Repeat Steps 1 through 8 for any additional 5. Press and hold the Device Selector and the Set NOTE: While entering commands for Power
remotes you wish to “teach” into the AVR 7000 Button 8 at the same time until the Program On/Off of the external Video devices SAT, TV, VCR
Remote. Indicator light 0 flashes orange twice and the or AUX during a macro sequence, press the Mute
red LED under the Device Selector goes out. The button 5 (valid for devices with a common but-
Erasing Learned Command Codes commands for the device have now been erased ton for power on and off, if separate buttons are
and the process is complete. used, see ”Important Notes” below). DO NOT
The AVR 7000’s remote allows you to remove a
press the Power button 3. To turn the AVR
single learned command from within a device’s To remove ALL of the learned commands that
7000 on you must press the AVR Selector 1
command set, to remove all the learned com- have previously been entered into the AVR, CD,
(this will also select the latest input) or any of the
mands for a single device, or to remove all the TAPE, DVD, SAT, TV, VCR and AUX device buttons,
Device Selectors CD, Tape or DVD 2 (this
learned commands that are stored in the remote. do the following:
will also switch to the CD, Tape or DVD input), to
Note that all preprogrammed commands will
1. Press and hold the TV Device button # and turn it off use the Mute button 5. Your CD or
never be erased.
the Light Button J at the same time and note DVD player will be turned on by pressing the
To remove single learned commands from within a that the Program Indicator light 0 will begin corresponding Device Selector button 2, to
single device’s settings, do the following: to flash red. turn it off use the Mute button 5.
1. Press the Input or Video Selectors 2# 2. The Program Indicator light 0 will flash • Remember to press the appropriate Device
for the device you wish to clear a command from green once, orange once and then turn off. Selectors button 1 2 # before functions
and the Set Button 8 at the same time. When are changed to another device. This is also need-
the Program Indicator light 0 turns orange 3. Release the buttons. At this point all of the
ed for the AVR itself, particulary if it was turned
learned commands have been erased.
and the Device Selector turns red, release the but- on by the CD, Tape or DVD 2 Selector rather
tons. than AVR 1.
Macro Programming
2. Press the button that you would like to erase 4. When all steps have been entered, press the
the codes for. Note that the Program Indicator Macros enable you to easily repeat frequently Sleep button " to store the commands. The
light 0 will begin to flash continuously and the used combinations of commands with the press red light under the Device Selectors 1#
red light under the Device Selector will turn off. of a single button,the Power button 3 on the pressed in step 1 above will blink twice and
AVR’s remote control. Once programmed, a macro then turn off.
3. Press the Light Button J and note that the
will send out up to eight different remote codes in
Program Indicator light 0 will turn green and
a pre-determined order enabling you to automate Example: To program your TV, SAT Receiver and
flash twice and then turn orange again. The red
the process of turning on your system, changing the AVR 7000 to turn on when the Power button
light under the Device Selector will turn on again.
devices, or other common tasks. Note that only is pressed, first press and hold down the SAT
4. At this point, if you wish to remove the codes those buttons can be used for creating macros # (macro 2) and Mute buttons 5 until the
from any other buttons in this device, repeat steps that are preprogrammed with codes for the red light comes on under the SAT button, then
2 and 3. device selected (corresponding Device Selector press the Power button 3. Next press the
button must light up if function button is Selector button AVR 1 or any of the Device
5. When you have erased the codes from all but-
pressed). The AVR’s remote can store two sepa- Selectors CD, Tape or DVD 2 to turn on the
tons you wish to clear in this device, press and
rate macro command sequences, one that is asso- AVR’s power and to select CD, Tape or DVD as
hold the Device Selector 2# and the Set
ciated with the AVR Selector Button 1 (called input. Press the TV Device Control Selector
Button 8 at the same time. When the Program
Macro 1 in the following), another associated # to select the TV mode, and then press the
Indicator turns orange and flashes twice and the
with the SAT Device Selector button # Mute button 5, to select TV Power. Finally,
red light under the Device Selector goes out, the
(called Macro 2). press the AUX Device Control Selector #
process is complete.
followed by the Mute button 5 to select SAT
To remove all of the learned commands in a single To program a macro into the Power button follow Receiver Power. Press the Sleep button " to
these steps:
device, do the following: enter the commands.
1. Press the Input or Video Selector 2# 1. Press either the AVR 1 or the SAT Device 5. To recall any of the two macros available at
for the device you wish to clear and the Set Selector button # depending on if Macro 1 first press either the AVR 1 or CD, TAPE,
Button 8 at the same time. When the Program or 2 should be programmed, and the Mute DVD 2 (for Macro 1) or any of the Video
Indicator light 0 turns orange and the Device button 5 at the same time until the red light Device Selectors # (for Macro 2), depending
Selector turns red, release the buttons. under the Device Control Selector turns on. on which macro should be sent, then press the
Power button 3.
2. Press and hold the Light button J until the 2. Press the Power button 3.
red LED under the Device Selector flashes five IMPORTANT NOTES:
times. Release the Light Button. 3. Enter up to eight steps for the macro sequence • If a macro was set up with the AVR Device
by pressing the Selector button 12# for Selector 1 (macro 1) the Power button 3
3. Note that the Program Indicator light 0 the device to be controlled (needed also for the cannot be used anymore for turning off the AVR
will flash green twice and the red light under the AVR itself) and then pressing the button for the itself or the CD or DVD player. Pressing the
Device Selector will go out. actual command step. Although the macro may Power button 3 after AVR 1 or CD, TAPE,
4. Then the Program Indicator light 0 will contain up to eight steps, each button press DVD 2 was selected as device will always play
turn to a constant orange color to indicate that all counts as a step, including those used to change the macro programmed. The same applies to the
the learned information in the buttons for the devices. The red light under the Selector button power on/off function of the SAT, TV, VCR or Aux
Device have been erased. At this point the red LED 1 # pressed in step 1 above to select the video device, if a macro was set up with the SAT
under the Device Selector will turn on again. macro will blink once to confirm each button Device Selector # (macro 2).
press as you enter commands.


Programming the Remote

• If a macro is to turn on the AVR 7000, it should Volume Punch-Through Reassigning Device-Control
be programmed on the SAT Device Selector Selectors
# (macro 2) only. Macro 1 should be selected The AVR 7000’s remote may be programmed to
only if the AVR is turned on already, otherwise operate the Volume Control ! and the Mute Although any of the Input or Video Device
pressing the AVR Device Selector 1 would 5 from either the TV or the AVR in conjunction Selectors 2# is normally assigned to the
turn on the AVR immediately rather than selecting with any of the six devices controlled by the category of product shown on the remote, it is
the macro associated with the AVR Selector remote. For example, since the AVR 7000 will like- possible to reassign one of these buttons to oper-
1 (macro 1). ly be used as the sound system for TV viewing, ate a second device of another type. For example,
you may wish to have the AVR’s volume activated if you have two VCRs but no cable box receiver,
• Due to the limitations mentioned above we although the remote is set to run the TV. you may program the AUX button # to operate
recommend to program Macro 2 for turning all a second VCR. Before following the normal pro-
units on and engaging other functions and Macro To program the remote for Volume Punch- gramming steps for either Three-Digit entry or
1 to turn all devices off only. Through, follow these steps: Auto Search code entry, you must first reassign the
button with the following steps:
To remove a macro program, follow steps 1, 2 1. Press the Input or Video Device Selector
and 4 above, but ignore step three. For example, 2# for the unit you wish to have associated 1. Press the Input or Video Device Selector
to erase macro 1, press the AVR Device with the volume control and the Mute button 5 2# you wish to reassign and the Mute
Selector 1 and the Mute button 5 at the at the same time until the red light illuminates button 5 at the same time until the red light
same time until the red light under the Device under the Device Selector. illuminates under the Device Control Selector
Control Selector turns on. Press the Power #.
2. Press the Volume Up button !.
button 3 and then press the Sleep button
". The red light under the Device Control 2. Press the Input or Video Device Selector
3. Press either the AVR 1 or the TV Device
Selector 1 will blink twice to confirm the data 2# for the function you wish to program into
Control Selector #, depending on which sys-
entry and then turn off. the reassigned button.
tem’s volume control you wish to have attached
for the punch-through mode. Note that the red 3. Enter the three-digit code for the specific
light under the Device Control Selector # model you wish the reassigned button to oper-
will blink twice and then go out to confirm the ate.
data entry.
4. Press the same Input or Video Device
Example: To have the AVR’s volume control acti- Selector 2# pressed in Step 1 once again to
vated even though the remote is set to control store the selection.
the TV, first press the TV Device Control
Selector # and the Mute button 5 at the Example: To use the AUX button to operate a
same time. Next, press the Volume Up button second VCR, first press the AUX Device Control
!, followed by the AVR Device Control Selector # and the Mute button 5 at the
Selector 1. same time until the red light glows under the AUX
button. Press the VCR button #, followed by
NOTE: Should you wish to return the remote to the three-digit code for the specific model you
the original configuration after entering a Volume wish to control. Finally, press the AUX button #
Punch-Through, you will need to repeat the steps again.
shown above. However, press the same Device
Control Selector in steps one and three.


Function List

NO Button CD (Code 001) CDR (Code 002) DVD

1 AVR / ON
6 TV
1 2 3 4 8 AUX
5 6 7 8 10 MUTE
10 11 13 15 14 VOL ⁄ VOLUME +
16 ⁄ /+ UP
21 16 22
17 ¤ /- DOWN
18 fi/- LEFT
19 fl/+ RIGHT
18 20 19
23 24
25 26 27 36
26 6 CH
28 29 30 37 27 Î /II / NIGHT PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE
31 32 33 38 29 AM/FM
30 fi
57 34 35 39 31 VID 3 / D-SKIP DISK SKIP DISK SKIP
32 TUN-M
45 46 47 48 49 35 ‡fi / PRESET DWN REV SKIP REV SKIP SLOW-
50 51 52 53 37 fl PLAY PLAY PLAY
40~49 1~0 1~0 1~0 1~0
AVR 7000 50 M1 / 1- TIME TIME AUDIO
56 RDS
57 VID 4

Function List


1 AVR / ON
2 CD
6 TV
12 SLEEP/ CH ⁄ CH+, PROG+ CH+, STEP+, P+ CH+, PR+, CP+, P+
13 SURR./ CH ¤ CH -, PROG - CH -, STEP -, P - CH-, PR -, CP -, P -
25 VID 1 QSR START 15/31 MIX
40~49 1~0 1~0, A~J 1~0, A~J 0/AV, 0/10, A~J, CH 1~10
50 M1 / 1- -1-, 100, 11/27 11, 1*, 1-, 10+, 11-27
51 M2 / 2- 12/38 12, 2*, 2-, 20+, 12-28
57 VID 4

Setup Code Tables: CD Players Setup Code Tables: LD Players

Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number

ADCOM 062 DAeWOO 024
AIWA 089 170 187 DENON 030
CARVER 167 041 135 138 139 050 203 KENWOOD 025
DENON 205 226 MAGNAVOX 026
HARMAN KARDON 047 033 208 001 002 OPTIMUS 032
JVC 022 136 163 PANASONIC 021
KENWOOD 007 016 023 055 137 PHILIPS 026
MARANTZ 107 044 PIONEER 020 034
NAD 005 178 215 REALISTIC 032
ONKYO 030 038 062 168 169 SHARP 025 028
OPTIMUS 049 085 SONY 022
PIONEER 010 020 174 TOSHIBA 025
REALISTIC 102 181 187
RCA 012 150
SHARP 051 173
SHERWOOD 096 166
SONY 097 126 133 225 Setup Code Tables: CABLE receivers
TEAC 079 140
TECHNICS 068 172
YAMAHA 012 046 183 186 Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number Remote Control Model
PIONEER 001 BR-200
JERROLD 006 RT-J22 (CFT2200)
Setup Code Tables: DVD Players PIONEER 002 BR-95
PIONEER 003 RT-P81/82
Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number TOCOM 010 RT-T7/T8
DENON 014 ZENITH 008 MN2500
JVC 012
LG 010
PROSCAN 005 006
RCA 005 006
SAMSUNG 011 015
SONY 007
ZENITH 010 016

Setup Code Tables: SAT

Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number
ALBA 018 029 036 065 111 126 KATHREIN 042 140 141 153 158
ALCATEL 013 014 KOSMOS 034
ALDES 099 101 162 165 KRIESLER 108
AMSTRAD 026 052 127 159 LENCO 034 136
ANKARO 099 106 LUXOR 024 090 150 157 161
ARCON 020 136 MACAB 163
ASTON 144 MASPRO 103 108 155 158
ASTRA 124 160 MATAV 019
BUSH 018 029 108 111 126 MORGANS 056 139
CELLULARVISION 139 NEC 072 081 087 129
CONNEXIONS 084 089 158 ORBIT 037
DDC 036 ORIGO 018
DISK EXPRESS 029 084 106 PACE 008 015 104 108 120 123 134
DRAKE 071 085 091 092 095 117 135 PALCOM 027 028 154
ECHOSTAR 017 057 062 097 105 121 122 128 148 PALTEC 028
EMME ESSE 021 042 099 100 PHILIPS 032 060 075 076 178
FERGUSON 093 102 107 108 119 120 123 PHONOLA 108
FINLUX 050 051 086 PLANET 018
FRACARRO 042 043 110 149 PROSAT 036 111
FTE 020 044 140 PTT TELCOM 026
FUBA 021 022 028 055 PYE 108
GOLDSTAR 034 136 RAMIT 144
GRAETZ 150 161 REDIFFUSION 081 094
GRUNDIG 079 083 108 113 123 152 SABA 029 098 145
HIRSCHMANN 032 050 079 SAKURA 015 109 112
HITACHI 086 SALORA 077 080 124 150 157
HUTH 035 099 SAMSUNG 032 140
IMPERIAL 018 029 SAT 040
ITT 125 SATCOM 026 035
ITT-NOKIA 062 123 150 161 SATECO 058
JERROLD 004 005 093 SATPORTNER 136

Setup Code Tables: SAT Setup Code Tables: TV

Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number
SCHNEIDER 042 108 ASA 002 122 135 146 148 174 229
SIEMENS 079 083 152 AUSIND 132
SIERA 108 AUTOVOX 049 108 128 135 136 137 140 146 196 214
SILVA 034 136 BAIRD 017 233
SKY 010 BAUR 029
SKYMASTER 099 BEKO 058 120
STAR TRAK EIGHT 174 BLAUPUNKT 077 111 114 117 170 175
STARSAT 140 BRANDT 071 087 088 092 131 244
STELLA 088 BRION VEGA 049 122 140 225 231 239 254
STRONG 066 118 BRUNS 113 122
STV 055 BSR 151 167 226
TACHNISAT 180 BUSH 076 192 200 205
TANDBERG 049 CENTURY 102 112 122 221 247
TATUNG 078 130 CGE 004 038 112 150 153 200 221 226 247
TECHNISAT 031 032 033 046 047 070 177 179 CONDOR 108 170
TELEFUNKEN 143 CONTINENTAL EDISON 071 087 088 092 131 244
TELEMAX 059 CROSLEY 004 112 122 150 161
THORN-FERGUSON 064 093 102 107 108 119 120 123 133 DAEWOO 198 203 219 251
TONNA EL. 035 DECCA 008 108 159 163 168 177 189
TRIAD 034 180 DEGRAAF 081 179
TRIAX 023 DIXI 120 253
UNIDEN 016 114 131 132 140 DRYNATRON 120
V TECHNOLOGY 034 DUAL-TEC 098 108 226
VETCH 067 DUMONT 103 122 146 204
VORTEC 032 142 143 ELBE 035 038 039 178 252
WINERSAT 156 ELCIT 103 104 105 119 122 161 208 226
WISI 037 045 063 068 069 097 ELMAN 103 226
ZENDER 140 176 ELTA 253
ZENITH 091 EMERSON 005 102 122
ERRES 120 169
EUROPHON 102 103 104 108 125 177 226
FERGUSON 012 088 090 130 139 146 160 178 216
FIDELITY 108 216
Setup Code Tables: TV FINLANDIA 179
FINLUX 002 078 103 118 132 135 146 148 161 174
Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number 204 205 221
ADMIRAL 122 229 FISHER 036 113 122 126 161 247
AKAI 045 120 197 FORMENTI 108 132 161 170 206
ALBA 180 192 FORTRESS 248
ARC EN CIEL 071 087 092 131 244 FUNAI 133 151
ARISTONA 108 120 122 136 169 216 218 GBC 089 161 226
ARTHUR MARTIN 132 164 185 191 194 197 206 211 GEC 108 159 161 177 229 250

Setup Code Tables: TV

Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number
GELOSO 089 105 119 161 226 229 253 NATIONAL 091 142 161
GENEXXA 180 NEC 042 076 235
GOLDSTAR 010 011 047 108 120 209 210 213 253 NECKERMANN 108 122 164 191 238 247
GOODMANS 076 120 159 213 NEI 120 183
GORENJE 181 247 NIKKAI 159 180
GRAETZ 006 147 161 194 197 211 217 220 229 NOBLEX 036 037
GRANADA 076 108 120 147 159 169 177 206 229 NOBLIKO 102 103 108 132 146
GREAT WALL 042 NOGAMATIC 071 087 092 131 244
GRUNDIG 077 111 146 147 158 172 175 224 NOKIA 006 057 147 154 161 194 197 211 215 217
HANSEATIC 076 107 108 120 161 164 170 220 229 230 233 251
HANTAREX 104 NORDMENDE 026 071 075 087 092 096 131 140 188 223
HEMMERMANN 208 240 244
HIFIVOX 071 087 092 131 244 OCEANIC 161 165 166 173 197
HINARI 005 076 100 123 176 253 ONCEAS 108
HITACHI 020 033 076 078 081 108 131 143 161 164 OPTONICA 248
167 184 185 226 229 234 240 244 250 ORION 005 007 024 043 109 151 189 192 208 249
HYPER 045 108 253
IMPERIAL 004 038 112 150 200 221 226 247 OSAKI 159
INGELEN 006 147 161 194 197 211 217 220 229 OSIO 213
INNO HIT 025 045 102 104 108 123 213 253 OSUME 237
INTER 182 OTTO VERSAND 076 107 120 161 164
INTERFUNK 107 120 122 131 147 161 169 197 211 217 P.T ACTRON 168
240 PAEL 108 132
IRRADIO 045 089 123 132 213 253 PANASONIC 074 091 097 142 156 161 193 195 207
ITT 006 057 147 154 161 194 197 211 215 217 PATHE CINEMA 108 170 178 226
220 229 230 233 251 PERDIO 159
JET POINT 040 PHILCO 004 038 074 112 122 150 161 200 221 226
JVC 076 247
KTV 108 PHILIPS 003 023 028 030 032 050 059 080 108 120
KAISUI 015 042 180 122 136 169 215 216 218 250
KARCHER 015 025 PHOENIX 108 132 161 170 206
KENDO 102 PHONOLA 080 108 120 122 136 169 216 218
KENNEDY 128 136 161 PIONEER 051 120 131 240
KORTING 085 122 151 170 PRANDONI-PRINCE 102 104 132 177 229
KRIESLER 108 120 122 136 169 216 218 PREMIER 200
LENOIR 108 PRINCE 102 104 132 229
LOEWE OPTA 021 093 104 107 110 120 122 177 202 PROTECH 120 133
LOGIK 189 216 PYE 108 120 122 136 169 215 216 218
LUMA 120 191 229 QUASAR 103 104 125 132 213
LUXOR 147 164 179 185 191 197 217 230 233 243 QUELLE 107 108 111 120 132 135 146 147 148 170
MAGNADYNE 103 104 105 119 122 161 177 208 226 172 174 175 189 197 204 205 211
MAGNAFON 103 104 108 125 132 177 RADIOLA 108 120 122 136 169 216 218
MARANTZ 120 RADIOMARELLI 103 104 105 119 122 161 162 208 226
MATSUI 005 108 157 159 189 192 229 238 253 RANK 205
McMICHAEL 250 REDIFFUSION 116 162 197 229
MEMOREX 253 REX 094 098 128 136 152 167 196 229
METZ 077 109 122 124 127 149 175 227 ROADSTAR 089
MINERVA 077 111 146 147 175 ROBOTRON 113 122
MISTRAL 216 RTF 113 122
MITSUBISHI 076 079 107 120 122 162 189 190 215 222 SABA 026 071 072 075 083 087 088 092 096 104
241 122 131 134 177 191 236 240 244
MIVAR 048 101 104 108 115 129 138 177 213 SAISHO 005 108 141 189 190 192 253
MULTITECH 103 108 177 247 SALORA 055 132 164 185 191 194 197 206 211 230
MURPHY 229 233 243
NAGEL 041 SAMBERS 103 104 125 132 177 213
NAONIS 094 098 128 136 167 229 SAMPO 193

Setup Code Tables: TV Setup Code Tables: VCR

Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number
SAMSUNG 025 036 037 040 061 108 133 213 247 253 AIWA 051
SANYO 006 009 014 017 076 099 113 159 174 189 AKAI 023 030 036 043 142 166 168 179
201 233 237 247 ALBA 024 108
SBR 120 169 215 216 250 AMSTRAD 034
SCHAUB LORENZ 006 147 161 194 197 211 217 220 229 ANITSCH 025
SCHNEIDER 098 108 120 122 126 136 152 161 169 171 ARC EN CIEL 043 044 166
206 214 216 218 226 ARISTONA 053 167 187
SEG 103 ASA 067 101
SEI 005 109 151 AWIA 034 043
SELECO 038 094 098 128 136 152 167 196 229 BAIRD 043 179
SHARP 022 076 237 248 BAUER˙BOSCH 042 046
SIAREM 103 104 122 161 177 BLAUPUNKT 042 046 162 167 174 183 187
SIEMENS 014 077 081 111 170 175 237 BRIONVEGA 039
SIERA 108 120 122 136 169 216 218 BSR 038
SILVER 133 BUSH 024 108
SINGER 038 103 105 122 161 C. EDISON 039
SINUDYNE 005 018 024 043 103 109 122 151 161 208 CANON 042
SONY 012 016 019 070 076 086 189 CGE 034 043 166
STERN 094 098 128 136 167 196 229 CONTINENTAL EDISON 043 044 166
SUNKAI 043 CRAIG 003 040
TANDY 108 153 159 180 248 DAEWOO 004 108 110 111 112 116 117
TATUNG 008 108 159 163 168 177 189 DECCA 034 043
TEC 098 108 226 DEGRAAF 010 013 034 053 067
TELEAVIA 071 087 088 092 131 240 244 DUAL 043 166
TELEFUNKEN 026 071 090 121 131 139 236 240 245 DUMONT 010 034 067
TELEVIDEON 108 132 161 170 206 EMERSON 006 027 034 107 109 145
TENSAI 120 FERGUSON 043 157 159 166 170 176 180 184
THOMSON 026 031 046 071 075 087 088 092 131 240 FIDELITY 034
244 FINLADIA 010 067
THORN-FERGUSON 033 088 090 130 133 139 146 160 178 216 FINLUX 010 013 034 067
236 FISHER 003 010 014 029
TOSHIBA 013 038 076 186 199 205 GBC 169
TRANS CONTINENTS 102 104 132 229 GE 107 109
UHER 126 137 170 206 GENERAL 042
ULTRAVOX 102 103 108 122 161 191 GOLDSTAR 012 101 106
UNIVERSUM 010 078 133 213 GOODMANS 024 034 054
UNIVOX 178 GRAETZ 039 043 044 158 166 182
VEGAVOX 221 GRANADA 010 014 067 187
VESTEL 183 GRUNDIG 042 046 067 162 167 173 174 175 187
WATT RADIO 103 108 125 161 178 208 HIFIVOX 043 044 166
WEGA 076 HINARI 006 024 144 150 169
WEGA COLOR 145 HITACHI 013 020 034 043 146 163
WINTERNITZ 044 046 INGELEN 043 044 166 182
ZANUSSI 094 098 128 136 167 196 229 INNO HIT 169
ZOPPAS 094 098 128 136 167 229 ITT 014 039 043 044 158 166 179 182

Setup Code Tables: VCR

Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number Manufacturer / Brand Set-Up Code Number
JVC 002 043 044 048 159 166 SABA 002 007 008 009 011 017 018 043 044 166
KENWOOD 014 043 048 178
KRIESLER 053 167 187 SAISHO 006 027 145 150 163
KUBA 046 SALORA 014 059
LLOYD 034 SAMSUNG 040 102 104 107 109 113 115 168 172
LOEWE OPTA 042 067 155 167 187 SANSUI 043 048
LOGIK 024 150 SANYO 003 010 014 035 050 145 182
LUXOR 179 182 SBR 067 152 155
LXI 101 SCHAUB LORENZ 043 044 158 166 182
MAGNADYNE 039 SCHNEIDER 024 034 053 167 172 187
MARANTZ 012 042 054 067 167 187 SELECO 043 044 166
MATSUI 027 145 150 SENTRA 108
MEMOREX 003 010 014 034 053 101 SHARP 053 054 105 147
METZ 042 046 167 174 181 187 SHINTOM 024
MGA 059 SIEMENS 042 046 162 167 174 182 187
MINERVA 162 174 187 SIERA 053 167 187
MITSUBISHI 047 048 059 148 SONY 052 056 058 149 154
MTC 034 040 STERN 043 044 166
MULTITECH 016 024 034 STS 013
NAONIS 043 044 166 SYLVANIA 034 059
NEC 012 031 043 048 166 TASHIKO 034
NECKERMANN 006 039 042 043 166 187 TATUNG 034 043
NOBLIKO 187 TEAC 034 043
NOGAMATIC 043 044 166 TEKNIKA 034
NOKIA 010 014 039 043 044 158 166 179 182 TELEAVIA 043 044 166
NORDMENDE 002 005 009 011 015 017 018 032 043 044 TELEFUNKEN 002 011 019 021 033 043 044 166
166 171 173 177 178 TENOSAL 024
OPTONICA 053 054 THOMSON 011 015 043 044 166
ORION 006 026 027 028 060 145 150 THORN-FERGUSON 017 018 043 157 159 166 170 176 180 184
OSAKI 034 101 TOSHIBA 004 043 044 049 059 153 166
P. CINEMA 042 UHER 043 172
PANASONIC 143 164 165 183 UNITECH 040
PATHE MARCONI 043 044 166 UNIVERSUM 039 042 046
PENTAX 013 020 URANYA 039
PHILIPS 037 041 042 045 053 054 067 152 155 167 VICTOR 043 048
187 VIDITAL 039
PHONOLA 042 053 067 155 167 187 WESTING HOUSE 039
PIONEER 048 057 WARDS 107 109
PROLINE 034 ZANUSSI 043 044 166
PYE 042 053 067 155 167 187 ZENDER 166
QUARTZ 014 ZOPPAS 043 044
QUELLE 006 052 174 187
RADIOLA 053 167 187
RCA 107 109
REALISTIC 003 010 014 034 040 053 054
REX 043 044 166

Troubleshooting Guide


Unit does not function when Main • No AC Power • Make certain AC power cord is plugged
Power Switch is pushed into a live outlet
• Check to see if outlet is switch controlled

Display lights, but no sound • Intermittent input connections • Make certain that all input and speaker
or picture connections are secure
• Mute is on • Press Mute button
• Volume control is down • Turn up volume control

Sound is heard, but Front-Panel • Display brightness is turned off • Follow the instructions in the Display Brightness section
Display does not light on page 35 so that the display is set to VFD FULL

No sound from any speaker; • Amplifier is in protection mode • Check speaker-wire connections for shorts at receiver
light around power switch is red due to possible short and speaker ends
• Amplifier is in protection mode • Contact your local Harman Kardon service depot
due to internal problems

No sound from surround or • Incorrect surround mode • Select a mode other than Stereo
center speakers • Incorrect configuration • Check speaker mode
• Stereo or Mono program material • With (analog or digital) Dolby surround modes, the surround
decoder may not create rear-channel
information from nonencoded programs
• Speakers not properly connected • Check speaker-wire connections or use test tone
to verify connections (see page 25)

Unit does not respond to • Weak batteries in remote • Change remote batteries
remote commands • Wrong device selected • Press the AVR selector
• Remote sensor is obscured • Make certain front-panel sensor is visible to remote or
connect remote sensor

Intermittent buzzing in tuner • Local interference • Move unit or antenna away from computers, fluorescent lights,
motors or other electrical appliances

Letters flash in the Channel Indicator • Digital audio feed paused • Resume play for DVD
Display and Digital Audio stops • Check that Digital Input is selected

HDCD encoded disc does not trigger • Surround mode in use • Select “Surround Off” mode
HDCD indicator • Analog feed in use • Connect and select digital connection to CD player

Processor Reset To clear the AVR 7000’s entire system memory NOTE: Resetting the processor will erase any
including tuner presets, output level settings, configuration settings you have made for speak-
In the rare case where the unit’s operation or the delay times and speaker configuration data, first ers, output levels, surround modes, digital input
displays seem abnormal, the cause may involve put the unit in Standby by pressing the System assignments as well as the tuner presets. After a
the erratic operation of the system’s memory or Power Control button 2. Next, press and hold reset the unit will be returned to the factory pre-
microprocessor. the Tone Mode 6 and the RDS @ buttons for sets, and all settings for these items must be
three seconds. reentered.
To correct this problem, first unplug the unit from
the AC wall outlet and wait at least three min- The unit will turn on automatically and display If the system is still operating incorrectly, there
utes. After the pause, reconnect the AC power the RESET message in the Main may have been an electronic discharge or severe
cord and check the unit’s operation. If the system Information Display W. Note that once you AC line interference that has corrupted the mem-
still malfunctions, a system reset may clear the have cleared the memory in this manner, it is nec- ory or microprocessor.
problem. essary to re-establish all system configuration
settings and tuner presets. If these steps do not solve the problem, consult
an authorized Harman Kardon service depot.

Technical Specifications

Audio Section FM Tuner Section

Stereo Mode Continuous Average Power (FTC) Frequency Range 87.5–108MHz
110 Watts per channel, 20Hz–20kHz, Usable Sensitivity IHF 1.3 µV/13.2dBf
@ < 0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms Signal-to-Noise Ratio Mono/Stereo: 70/65dB (DIN)
Distortion Mono/Stereo: 0.15/0.3%
Five-Channel Surround Modes Stereo Separation 35dB @ 1kHz
Power Per Individual Channel Selectivity ±300kHz: 65dB
Front L&R channels: Image Rejection 80dB
100 Watts per channel, IF Rejection 90dB
@ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Center channel: AM Tuner Section
100 Watts, @ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms Frequency Range 520–1611kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 45dB
Surround channels:
Usable Sensitivity Loop: 500µV
100 Watts per channel,
Distortion 1kHz, 50% Mod: 0.8%
@ < 0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Selectivity ±9kHz: 30dB
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Linear (High Level) 200mV/47kohms
Video Section
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A) 95dB Video Format PAL/NTSC
Surround System Adjacent Channel Separation Input Level/Impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
Analog Decoding 40dB Output Level/Impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
(Pro Logic, etc.) Dolby Digital (AC-3) 55dB Video Frequency
DTS 55dB Response 10Hz–8MHz (–3dB)

Frequency Response
@ 1W (+0dB, –3dB) 10Hz–100kHz General
Power Requirement AC 220-240V/50Hz
High Instantaneous Power Consumption 125W idle, 1100W maximum
Current Capability (HCC) ±75 Amps
Dimensions (Max)
Transient Intermodulation Width 440mm
Distortion (TIM) Unmeasurable Height 193mm
Rise Time 16 µsec Depth 519mm
Weight 22.3 kg
Slew Rate 40V/µsec**

Depth measurement includes knobs, buttons and terminal connections.

Height measurement includes feet and chassis.
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Harman Kardon is a registered trademark, and Power for the digital revolution is a
trademark, of Harman International Industries, Inc.

*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

“Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” “AC-3” and the Double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished
Works. ©1992–1999 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
†DTS and DTS Surround are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

††UltraStereo is a trademark of UltraStereo Corp.

VMAx is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc., and is an

implementation of Cooper Bauck Transaural Stereo under patent license.

Logic 7 is a registered trademark of Lexicon, Inc.

HDCD is a registered trademark of Pacific Microsonics.

Crystal is a registered trademark of Cirrus Logic Corp.

**Without input anti slewing and output isolation networks.

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