Arcam Avr400 Users Manual

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AVR400
HANDBOOK AVR surround amplier
AVR400
HANDBOOK AVR surround amplier
English
E-2
CAUTIONS ON INSTALLATION
For proper heat dispersal, do not install this unit
in a conned space, such as a bookcase or similar
enclosure.
More than 0.3 m (12 in.) is recommended.
Do not place any other equipment on this unit.
safety
Important safety instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
Unplug the unit from the mains supply before cleaning.
e case should normally only require a wipe with a so,
lint-free cloth. Do not use chemical solvents for cleaning.
We do not advise the use of furniture cleaning sprays or
polishes as they can cause permanent white marks.
7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including ampliers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. e wide blade or the third prong
is provided for your safety. When the provided plug
does not t into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11. Only use the attachments/accessories specied by
the manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specied
by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualied service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
15. Object or liquid entry
WARNING – Take care that objects do not fall and
liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through any
openings. e equipment shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing. Liquid-lled objects such as vases
should not be placed on the equipment.
16. Service Instructions
CAUTION – ese servicing instructions are for use by
qualied service personnel only. To reduce the risk of
electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than
that contained in the operating instructions unless you
are qualied to do so.
17. Climate
e equipment has been designed for use in moderate
climates and in domestic situations. Unplug this
equipment during lightning storms to prevent possible
damage from a strike or mains surge.
18. Power sources
Only connect the equipment to a power supply of
the type described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the equipment.
e primary method of isolating the equipment from
the mains supply is to remove the mains plug. e
equipment must be installed in a manner that makes
disconnection possible.
19. Power-cord protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon
or against them. Pay particular attention to the point
where they exit from the equipment.
20. Power lines
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power
lines.
21. Speaker connections
Any speakers must be connected to the AVR400 using
class II wire (i.e. no connection to Earth should be
made). Failure to observe this precaution may cause the
unit to become damaged.
22. Non-use periods
If the equipment is not being used for an extended
period, we recommend that you unplug the power cord
of the equipment from the outlet, to save power.
23. Abnormal smell
If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected from the
equipment, turn the power o immediately and unplug
the equipment from the wall outlet. Contact your dealer
and do not reconnect the equipment.
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CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’ within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION: In Canada and the USA, to prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the plug to the wide slot in the socket
and insert the plug fully into the socket.
Class II product
is equipment is a Class II or double
insulated electrical appliance. It has been
designed in such a way that it does not
require a safety connection to electrical
earth (‘ground’ in the U.S.).
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E-3
English
FCC INFORMATION FOR US CUSTOMERS
1. PRODUCT
is product complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) is device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
2. IMPORTANT NOTICE:
DO NOT MODIFY THIS PRODUCT
is product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modication not expressly approved
by ARCAM may void your authority, granted by the
FCC, to use the product.
3. NOTE
is product has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, persuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. ese limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
is product generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this product does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the product
OFF and ON, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
Connect the product into an outlet on a circuit
dierent from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the local retailer authorized
to distribute this type of product or an
experienced radio/TV technician for help.
SAFETY INFORMATION
FOR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS
Avoid high temperatures. Allow for sucient
heat dispersion when installed in a rack.
Handle the power cord carefully. Hold the plug
when unplugging the cord.
Keep the unit free from moisture, water, and
dust.
Unplug the power cord when not using the unit
for long periods of time.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
Do not let foreign objects into the unit.
Do not let insecticides, benzene, and thinner
come in contact with the unit.
Never disassemble or modify the unit in any way.
Ventilation should not be impeded by covering
the ventilation openings with items, such as
newspapers, tablecloths or curtains.
Naked ame sources such as lighted candles
should not be placed on the unit.
Observe and follow local regulations regarding
battery disposal.
Do not expose the unit to dripping or splashing
uids.
Do not place objects lled with liquids, such as
vases, on the unit.
Do not handle the mains cord with wet hands.
When the switch is in the OFF position, the
equipment is not completely switched o from
MAINS.
e equipment shall be installed near the
power supply so that the power supply is easily
accessible.
A NOTE ABOUT RECYCLING:
is products packaging materials are recyclable and can be reused. Please dispose of any materials in accordance
with the local recycling regulations.When discarding the unit, comply with local rules or regulations.
Batteries should never be thrown away or incinerated but disposed of in accordance with the local regulations
concerning battery disposal.
is product and the supplied accessories, excluding the batteries, constitute the applicable product according to
the WEEE directive.
CORRECT DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT
ese markings indicate that this product should not be
disposed with other household waste throughout the EU.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal and to conserve
material resources, this product should be recycled
responsibly.
To dispose of your product, please use your local return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the
product was purchased.
E-5
English
welcome
ank you and congratulations on purchasing your Arcam FMJ AVR400 Receiver.
Arcam has been producing specialist audio products of remarkable quality for over three
decades and the new AVR400 Receiver is the latest in a long line of award winning Hi-Fi. e
design of the FMJ range draws upon all of Arcams experience as one of the UK’s most respected
audio companies, to produce Arcams best performing range of products yet – designed and built
to give you years of viewing and listening enjoyment.
is handbook is intended to give you a detailed guide to using the AVR400 Receiver. It starts
by giving advice on installation, moves on to describe how to use the product and nishes with
additional information on the more advanced features. Use the contents list shown on this page
to guide you to the section of interest.
We hope that your FMJ receiver will give you years of trouble-free operation. In the unlikely
event of any fault, or if you simply require further information about Arcam products, our
network of dealers will be happy to help you. Further information can also be found on the
Arcam website at www.arcam.co.uk.
e FMJ development team
Contents
Safety ...........................................................E-2
Welcome .....................................................E-5
Before you begin .......................................E-6
Rear Panel Connectors .............................E-9
Audio/Video Connections .................... E-10
Connection Guide ................................................ E-14
Radio Connectors .................................. E-16
Other Connectors .................................. E-17
Speakers .................................................. E-18
Operation ................................................ E-20
Front Panel Operation .......................... E-22
Remote Control ...................................... E-23
Essential Setup ....................................... E-32
Auto Speaker Setup............................... E-33
Setup Menus ........................................... E-34
Decoding Modes .................................... E-40
Dolby Volume ........................................................E-42
Tuner Operation ..................................... E-44
Network/USB Operation....................... E-45
Multi-Room Set Up ................................ E-46
Multi-Room Connection Guide ......................E-47
Customising the CR102 ........................ E-48
Command Summary .......................................... E-51
Device Codes .........................................................E-51
Trouble shooting .................................... E-52
Specications.......................................... E-54
Product Guarantee ................................ E-55
Device Code Tables ....................................56
Professional Installation?
It may be that the AVR400 has been installed and set up as part of your Hi-Fi installation by a qualied Arcam
dealer. In this case, you may wish to skip the sections of this handbook dealing with installation and setting up,
and move directly to the sections dealing with using the unit. Use the Contents list to guide you to these sections.
DIY setup?
e AVR400 is a powerful and sophisticated piece of AV equipment. If you are setting the unit up yourself,
it is recommended that you read this handbook thoroughly before beginning. For instance, correct speaker
conguration and placement is a key to getting the most out of your AVR400 and making sure that all the
elements of your system work in harmony.
E-6
e AVR400 receiver is designed to produce a level of
performance that will truly bring music and movies
to life.
e AVR400 is a high-quality and high-performance
home-cinema processor and amplier built to Arcams
quality design and manufacturing standards. It
combines digital processing with high-performance
audio and video components to bring you an unrivalled
home-entertainment centre.
e AVR400 allows switching and control of seven
analogue and six digital audio sources in addition to
internal AM, FM and DAB radio – as well as networked
and USB audio sources – making it an ideal hub for both
home-cinema and two-channel stereo systems.
Since many of these source components are also capable
of generating video signals, the AVR400 includes
broadcast-quality switching for HDMI, Composite,
S-Video, RGB and Component video signals. BD-Audio
and SACD can be connected via the multi-channel
input. Control of the AVR400 is either by front panel
control buttons, IR remote control or RS232 port.
e CR102 remote control supplied with the AVR400
is an eight-device ‘universal’ learning remote control
which is simple to use, and once set up is able to control
a complete system. It can be programmed using its vast
internal code library to control CD and BD players,
PVRs, TVs and other devices.
e installation of the AVR400 in a listening room
is an important process which requires care at every
stage. For this reason, the installation information is
very comprehensive and should be followed carefully to
achieve an unrivalled level of performance.
before you
begin
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E-7
English
Placing the unit
< Place the unit on a level, rm surface, avoiding
direct sunlight and sources of heat or damp.
< Do not place the AVR400 on top of a power
amplier or other source of heat.
< Do not place the amplier in an enclosed space
such as a bookcase or closed cabinet unless there is
good provision for ventilation. e AVR400 will run
warm during normal operation.
< Do not place any other component or item on top of
the amplier as this may obstruct airow around the
heat-sink, causing the amplier to run hot. (e unit
placed on top of the amplier would become hot,
too.)
< Make sure the remote-control receiver on the front
panel display is unobstructed, otherwise this will
impair the use of the remote-control. If line-of-sight
is impractical, a remote-control repeater can be used
with the rear panel connector (see page E-17).
< Do not place your record deck on top of this
unit. Record decks are very sensitive to the noise
generated by mains power supplies which will be
heard as a background ‘hum’ if the record deck is too
close.
Power
e amplier is supplied with a moulded mains plug
already tted to the lead. Check that the plug supplied
ts your supply – should you require a new mains lead,
please contact your Arcam dealer.
If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is dierent,
please contact your Arcam dealer immediately.
e AVR400 can be switched for operation between
220–240V (switch position 230V) and 110–120V
(switch position 115V).
NOTE
Ensure that the AVR400 is switched o and the
power lead removed before changing the position of
the voltage range switch.
Push the IEC plug end of the power cable into the
socket on the back of the amplier, making sure that it
is pushed in rmly. Plug the other end of the cable into
your mains socket and, if necessary, switch the socket
on.
e AVR400 can be turned on using the POWER switch
on the front panel. While switched on, the front panel
LED will glow green.
Standby power
e AVR400 can be switched into standby mode using
the 2 button on the CR102 remote control. While in
standby mode the front panel LED will glow red and
power consumption is less than 0.5 Watts.
While in Standby mode, it may be possible to hear a
slight residual hum coming from the mains transformer
inside the amplier. is is perfectly normal. However,
if the unit is to be le unused for an extended period,
we recommend that you disconnect it from the mains
supply to save power.
Interconnect cables
We recommend the use of high-quality screened cables
that are designed for the particular application. Other
cables will have dierent impedance characteristics
that will degrade the performance of your system (for
example, do not use cabling intended for video use to
carry audio signals). All cables should be kept as short
as is practically possible.
It is good practice when connecting your equipment to
make sure that the mains power-supply cabling is kept
as far away as possible from your audio cables. Failure to
do so may result in unwanted noise in the audio signals.
For information on speaker cabling, please refer to the
Speakers’ section, beginning on page E-18.
Radio interference
e AVR400 is an audio device containing
microprocessors and other digital electronics. It has
been designed to very high standards of electromagnetic
compatibility.
is is a Class A product. In a domestic environment
this product may cause radio interference, in which case
the user may be required to take adequate measures.
If the AVR400 causes interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by switching the
AVR400 o and on), the following measures should be
taken:
< Re-orient the receiving antenna or route the antenna
cable of the aected receiver as far as possible from
AVR400 and its cabling.
< Relocate the receiver with respect to the AVR400.
< Connect the aected device and the AVR400 to
dierent mains outlets.
If the problem persists, please contact your Arcam
dealer.
E-8
Dolby Volume
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus,
PL IIx
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
DTS-HD Master Audio
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent
#’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929;
7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and worldwide
patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol
are registered trademarks, & DTS-HD, DTS-HD
Master Audio, and the DTS logos are trademarks
of DTS, Inc. Product includes software.
© DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Manufactured under license under U.S.
Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380;
5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872;
7,333,929 & other U.S. and worldwide patents
issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are
registered trademarks, & DTS-HD, DTS-HD
High Resolution Audio and the DTS logos
are trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes
software. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DTS Digital Surround
ES|Neo:6|96/24
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent
#’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,003,467; 7,212,872 &
other U.S. and worldwide patents issued &
pending. DTS, the Symbol, ES, and Neo:6 are
registered trademarks & DTS Digital Surround,
DTS 96/24 and the DTS logos are trademarks of
DTS, Inc. Product includes software.
© DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
AAC/AAC Plus
aacPlus is a trademark of Coding Technologies.
See www.codingtechnologies.com for more
information.
FLAC
FLAC Decoder Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Josh Coalson
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vTuner
This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of NEMS and BridgeCo. Use
or distribution of such technology outside of
this product is prohibited without a license
from NEMS and BridgeCo or an authorized
subsidiary.
MP3
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Trademark acknowledgements
Arcam is a registered trademark of A & R Cambridge Ltd.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
ROVI
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disassembly are prohibited.
E-9
English
NOTE
Please read the ‘Placing the unit, ‘Power’ and
‘Interconnect cablessections on page E-7 before
connecting up your AVR400 integrated amplier!
Voltage select
Ensure the voltage selected
matches your local power supply
rear panel
connectors
230V115V
HDMI
For information, see page E-10.
Speaker connectors
For information, see page E-19.
Power inlet
Connect the correct mains
cable here
Video connectors
Component, S-Video and Composite connectors,
see page E-11.
Zone2 connection, see page E-11.
Digital connectors
Optical and electrical digital
audio connectors, seepage E-11.
Audio connectors
Two-channel and multi-
channel, see page E-12.
Preamplier output
See page E-12
Aerials, control and communication
FM/AM/DAB radio, rLead/irDock, RS232,
Network/USB, IR and trigger connectors,
see page E-16, page E-17.
E-10
audio/video
connections
Before connecting your AVR400 to your source
components and speakers, please read through the
next few pages which will explain all the input and
output connectivity that is available. e ‘Speakers
section explains how to connect up your speakers to
avoid damage to the amplier and how to arrange your
speakers for best performance.
General
e inputs are named to make it easier to reference
connected devices (e.g. ‘BD’ or ‘VCR’). ey all have the
same input circuit, so there is no reason why you should
not connect a dierent device to any of the inputs. For
example, if you had two BD players and the AV input
was not being used, then the second BD player could be
connected to the AV input.
When connecting a video source, its audio must be
connected to the corresponding sockets. For example,
if you a had a satellite decoder plugged into a SAT video
input, the audio must be connected to the SAT audio
inputs!
e hierarchy for video connections for best quality is
as follows:
< HDMI
< Component/RGB
< S-Video
< Composite.
For any video source to be available in Zone2 you must
have a Composite connection between AVR400 and the
source.
Making connections
< Wherever possible, connect both the analogue
and digital outputs of digital sources. is enables
use of a digital input for the main zone and the
corresponding analogue input for the Zone2 output.
< Take care to place cables as far from any power
supply cabling as is practicable, to reduce hum and
other noise problems.
HDMI connectors
AV, SAT, BD, VCR, PVR
Connect the HDMI video outputs of your source equipment to these
corresponding HDMI inputs.
OUTPUT
Connect this output to the HDMI video input of your display device.
is output is compatible with the HDMI 1.4 Audio Return Channel
(ARC). If you have a supported television then sound from the
televisions internal tuner (e.g. Freeview, Freesat, DVB-T) will be
available using the AVR400’s “Display” input.
Important notes about Component/RGB
video inputs and outputs
< When you connect your devices to these
connectors, take care to follow the letter/colour
coding for each input. No damage will occur but
incorrectly coloured or unstable pictures will
result.
< e Component video inputs have sucient
bandwidth for NTSC (525/60) or PAL (625/50)
video and HDTV video signals.
NOTE:
For each input, you must set the “Video Source
and Audio Source” settings according to the
connection type.
(see “Input Cong.” on page E-35)
E-11
English
Zone2 connectors
e Z2 out analogue audio connector can be used
to connect the stereo audio output of the AVR400
to an amplier located in a second room. Connect
the analogue video output to your Zone2 display
equipment. See ‘Multi-room Setup’ on E-46 for
information.
S-Video and Composite
connectors
AV, VCR, BD, SAT
Connect these inputs to the S-Video and Composite
outputs of your available source equipment.
Component/RGB video
connectors
ese inputs are suitable for connection to source
devices which output Component (YUV or YPbPr) or
RGB high quality analogue video signals. ese signals
are usually available from BD players, set-top boxes or
games consoles.
If you are connecting up to an RGB source you may also
need to connect the sources Composite output to the
AVR400 Composite input to act as a video sync (‘RGB
+ Sync’ format). e Composite signal should be on the
same named input as the RGB signals. e AVR400 is
also compatible with ‘Sync on Green’ or ‘RGsB’ signals.
RGB video outputs on source equipment are oen on
SCART connectors. You will need to use a SCART to
‘RGB+Sync on phono’ breakout cable, available from
your Arcam dealer.
NOTE
When setting up the AVR400 menus (later in
this manual), you will need to select whether the
three-wire high quality video input is Component
(‘Normal’), ‘RGsB’ or ‘RGB + Sync’ for each input.
is is done on the ‘Component Mode’ line in the
Input Cong menu. Failure to do this can result in a
green looking picture or a picture that is unstable.
COMPONENT VIDEO IN SAT, AV, BD
Connect the Component video outputs of your source
equipment to these inputs.
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Connect this output to the Component video input of
your display device.
Digital audio connectors
VCR, PVR, BD, CD, AV, SAT
Connect these inputs to the digital outputs of your
available source equipment.
NOTE
Analogue RGB video output is not available from
the AVR400. e analogue three-wire high quality
video output is always congured as Component
video.
E-12
Analogue audio inputs
AV, SAT, BD, VCR, PVR, CD
Connect the le and right inputs to the le and right
outputs of your source equipment.
MCH input
is multi-channel analogue
audio input can be connected
to a source device which
outputs surround sound on its
analogue outputs. Such devices
typically include DVD-Audio
and SACD players.is input does not pass through
any of the audio processing in the AVR400, therefore
functions such as speaker size and distance from the
listening position should be copied from the AVR400
Setup menus into the Setup menus of your multi-channel
source. Note however that speaker level trims are applied
to the MCH input on the AVR400. erefore speaker level
trim settings on multichannel source equipment should be
le unset at zero.
Analogue pre-amplifier outputs
All pre-amplier analogue
outputs are buered, have
a low output impedance,
are at line level and follow
the Zone1 volume control
setting. ey are able to drive
long cables or several inputs in parallel if required.
For more information on connecting speakers or
additional power ampliers, see page E-18 and E-19.
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AUX
Front panel AUX input
e front panel AUX input can be
used as an analogue or optical
digital input.
For analogue sources, use a stereo
3.5mm lead; for digital sources
use a 3.5mm optical lead. e
front input is also used for the
auto-setup microphone input.
Front panel PHONES socket
is socket accepts headphones with an impedance
rating between 32 and 600, tted with a 3.5mm
stereo jack plug. e headphone socket is always active,
except when AVR400 is muted.
When the headphone jack is inserted, the speaker
outputs and analogue pre-amplier outputs are
automatically muted.
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BD/SAT
Connection guide
Blu-ray Disc (BD) / DVD player
e diagram shows how to make audio and video
connections from a typical BD/DVD player.
e preferred video hook-up, in order of preference is:
< use the HDMI connector (if HDMI output is
provided by the player), otherwise connect the three
Component or four RGB+Sync video connectors.
< use the S-Video connection if HDMI or Component
/RGB+Sync outputs are not provided by your player.
< use the Composite connection if HDMI,
Component/RGB+Sync or S-Video are not provided
by your player.
In each case, connect the video inputs labelled BD on the
AVR400.
e preferred audio hook-up is using the coaxial digital
connector (usually marked DIGITAL AUDIO OUT), in
addition to the coaxial analogue outputs for le and
right channels.
In each case, use the audio inputs labelled BD on the
AVR400.
Satellite receiver
A satellite receiver is connected in the same way as a BD
player, with the same order of preference according to
the outputs provided by the satellite receiver.
In each case, use the inputs labelled SAT on the AVR400.
Note that digital audio input from a satellite receiver
sometimes requires a coaxial/TOSLINK (digital
connector) interconnect cable, as some satellite receivers
do not implement audio over HDMI properly or at all.
CD player
Connect the digital audio output (if provided by the CD
player) to the digital CD input of the AVR400, using a
high quality coaxial interconnect cable.
Connect the right and le analogue audio outputs of
the CD player to the analogue CD inputs of the AVR400,
using a pair of high quality coaxial interconnect cables.
NOTE:
For each input, you must set the “Audio Source
setting according to the connection type.
(see “Input Cong.” on page E-35)
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Connecting an iPod using the Arcam irDock
e combination of the AVR400 and Arcams optional
irDock or rLead accessory provides a great platform for
your iPod.
Connect the irDock as shown, power on the irDock,
slot in your iPod and select iPod as the source. Note that
the default input is VCR but this can be changed in the
General Setup menu.
Navigating through music and podcasts on your iPod is
simple using the CR102 remote, with text appearing on
the AVR400 display.
More information is given in the irDock quick start
guide (or rLead quick start guide) supplied with these
accessory units.
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FM
Connecting an aerial
A suitable FM aerial
must be connected to
the AVR400 before FM
radio can be received.
In strong signal areas,
the wire FM aerial
supplied can be used with
reasonable results.
When installed and
receiving FM radio, check the signal
strength by pressing the front panel or
remote control’s INFO button until the
signal indicator is displayed.
In weak signal areas, or for optimal
FM radio reception, a roof- or lo-
mounted aerial is advised as this
will give superior reception.
In some areas, cable radio may be available or, in an
apartment building, a distributed aerial system may
be installed. In either of these cases you should have
sockets in your home marked FM or VHF (do not use
those marked TV); these should be connected to the FM
coaxial connector on the rear of the AVR400.
AM
Connecting an aerial
An AM aerial is required to receive AM/medium wave
radio signals, so a simple loop aerial is supplied with
the AVR400. Follow the assembly instructions in the
diagram below.
Make sure that the aerial is positioned well away from
the AVR400 itself, TVs, computers and other sources
of RF ‘interference. Rotate the aerial to discover which
position gives the best reception.
DAB
(where tted)
In strong signal areas,
the DAB ‘T’ wire aerial
supplied can be used
with reasonable results.
Mount the aerial as high
up as possible on a wall.
In the UK the
‘T’-elements need to be positioned vertically for
DAB reception since broadcasts are
vertically polarised. In other localities,
check with your Arcam dealer or try
both horizontal and vertical positions
for best reception.
Try each usable wall of the room
to see which gives best reception
and use tacks or adhesive tape
to secure the aerial in a ‘T’
shape, but note that no tacks
should come into contact with the
internal wire of the aerial.
When installed and receiving DAB,
check the signal strength by pressing
the front panel or remote control’s
INFO button until the signal quality
indicator is displayed.
In weak signal areas, a high-gain, externally-
mounted or roof-mounted aerial is desirable in
order to receive the highest number of services.
In Band III transmission areas (such as the UK),
use a multi-element Yagi aerial with the elements
mounted vertically, as the transmissions are
vertically polarised. If you are close to more
than one transmitter, use an omnidirectional or
folded dipole aerial.
If the DAB services in your area are transmitted
on L-band, then ask your dealer for advice for
the best aerial to use.
radio
connectors
Aerial connectors
e AVR400 is tted with an AM/FM receiver module
and a DAB receiver, depending on the region where it
was sold. e type of aerial you need depends on your
listening preferences and the local conditions.
Your AVR400 is capable of superb radio reception, but
only if it is receiving a good quality transmission signal.
Try the aerials supplied with your unit. If you are in a
medium to strong signal area, these should be adequate
for good reception. In areas with poor signal strength,
you may require a roof or lo mounted aerial.
Contact your local Arcam dealer or aerial installation
experts for advice about local reception conditions.
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2. Push the tab into the open slot in the
base of the stand. Press until the tab
clicks home.
3. Connect the lead wires to the AM socket
at the rear of the AVR400 (the wires are
not polarised). Rotate the aerials stand
until you obtain the best reception.
1. Release the tie-wrap and unwind the
twisted lead. Fold the plastic stand
forward through the loop frame.
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other
connectors
Data connectors
rLead/irDock
For use with an Arcam rLead or irDock accessory. See
page E-15 and the accessory documentation for details.
RS232 serial connector
Use with control devices having an RS232 serial
port (for example, Crestron and AMX touch screen
controllers).
Network connector
is section deals with installation of the unit into an
existing home network. For
information on how to use the
AVR400’s network features,
the USB socket, and for a list
of supported le types, refer
to page E-45.
Networking is a large subject
and only the briefest guidelines are presented in
this handbook. Please contact your Arcam dealer
or specialist installer for more information about
introducing the AVR400 into your computer network.
Ethernet
If an Ethernet cable is connected, the AVR400 will
automatically attempt to connect to your network.
You should use CAT5 cable plugged into the RJ45 socket
labelled ETHERNET on the rear panel.
If your network uses static IP addressing rather than
DHCP, you will need to provide IP address, gateway,
DNS and proxy information. See page E-39 for
information on setting up the network.
USB connector
e AVR400 can play les
stored on a USB mass storage
device, typically a pen drive,
but any USB device that
complies with the ‘mass storage
device‘ class is compatible.
e AVR400 only supports the direct connection of USB
devices and will not support devices connected through
a hub. If regular access to the USB socket is required, you
may nd it convenient to use a USB extension lead.
See page E-45 for details of supported le types.
Trigger connectors
e trigger connectors (TRIG Z1 and
TRIG Z2) provide an electrical signal
whenever the AVR400 is switched on and
the relevant zone enabled.
e trigger signal can be used to switch
on and o compatible pieces of home
entertainment equipment, for example,
you could set up a trigger to turn on your
television and BD player whenever the
AVR400 was switched on.
ere are two trigger output sockets on the AVR400,
each capable of outputting a 12V, 70mA switching
signal. e socket is designed for mono 3.5mm jacks: tip
is the trigger output, sleeve is ground.
tip: Trigger output
sleeve: Ground
TRIG Z1
Use for remotely turning on and o power amps or
source equipment for Zone1. On = 12V, O = 0V.
TRIG Z2
Use for remotely turning on and o power amps or
source equipment for Zone2. On = 12V, O = 0V.
Infra-red (IR) connectors
e infra-red inputs (Z1 IR and Z2 IR) allow
the connection of external IR receivers, either
when the AVR400 front panel IR receiver is
fully or partially obstructed or to allow the
use of a remote control in Zone2.
ere are two IR inputs on the AVR400, each
designed for stereo or mono 3.5mm jacks. Tip
is the modulated signal, sleeve is ground.
tip: Modulated signal
sleeve: Ground
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NOTE
Sockets referring to ‘Z2’ relate to connections used
in multi-room installation. For more information on
these connectors, see page E-46.
Z1 IR
is input is intended for use with a local IR receiver
when the front panel of the AVR400 is blocked.
Connecting an IR receiver to Z1 IR will disable to front
panel IR receiver to prevent problems with multiple
commands if the front panel IR receiver is only partially
obstructed.
Z2 IR
is input is intended for use with an IR receiver in
Zone2 to allow remote control of AVR400 from a
second room.
A supplier of infra-red receivers and emitter accessories
and systems is Xantech. See www.xantech.com for
more information, or ask your Arcam dealer.
NOTE
e IR inputs on the AVR400 are designed for
modulated signals. If the external IR receiver
demodulates the IR signal, it will not work. Also
the AVR400 does not provide power for external
receivers on the IR jack, therefore an external power
source will be required.
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speakers
e AVR400 allows you to connect up to seven speakers
and an active subwoofer in the main system. e output
channels correspond to speakers installed in the front
le, centre, front right, surround le, surround right,
surround back le, surround back right and an active
subwoofer.
e conguration and placement of your speakers
is very important. All speakers, with the exception of
the subwoofer, should be arranged around your normal
viewing/listening position. e subwoofer should be
placed in a position which gives an even frequency
response in all listening positions. Incorrect placement
leads to bass boom in some areas. Oen the only
way to nd a good position for your subwoofer is by
experimentation. A good place to start experimenting
is close to a wall but at least 1m away from any corners.
You can also consult your subwoofer handbook for
placement suggestions.
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Front left and right
Position your front le and right speakers to
achieve a good stereo image for normal musical
reproduction as well as for the multichannel
modes. If they are placed too close together there
will be a lack of spaciousness; if they are placed
too far apart a stereo image will appear to have a
large ‘hole’ in the middle and will be presented in
two halves. If there is no practical alternative to
placing the speakers widely apart, this eect can
be overcome in music reproduction by using the
centre sound extraction from the le and right
speakers (see Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode).
Centre
e centre speaker allows for a more realistic
reproduction of dialogue. e centre speaker
should have a similar tonal balance to the front
le and right speakers and be positioned at a
similar height.
Surround left and right
e surround le and right speakers reproduce
the ambient sound and eects present in a
multichannel home cinema system and should be
installed slightly higher than the listener’s ears.
Surround back left and right
e surround back le and right speakers
are used to add extra depth and better
sound localisation and should be installed
approximately one metre higher than the
listener’s ears. Place the two surround
back speakers such that there is an arc of
approximately 150 degrees between each
surround back speaker and the centre speaker.
e surround back speakers should face the front
of the room as shown in the diagram to provide
the largest sweet spot.
Subwoofer
A subwoofer will greatly improve the bass performance of
your system. is is useful for reproducing special cinema
eects, especially where a dedicated LFE (Low Frequency
Eects) channel is available, as with many discs encoded
with Dolby or DTS technologies.
More than one subwoofer unit may be required for larger
installations, particularly in rooms of a timber frame
construction. Multiple subwoofers need care in placement
because there may be cancellation eects between the
units and you may require expert advice.
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Connecting speakers
To connect each of the speakers, unscrew the
corresponding terminals on the back of the AVR400,
insert the speaker wires through the hole in each post
and screw the terminals back up. Make sure that the
red (positive/+) terminal of the speaker is connected to
the red (positive/+) terminal on the back panel, and the
black (negative/) terminal of the speaker is connected
to the black (negative/) terminal on the back panel.
It is important that no stray strands of wire from these
connections are allowed to touch another cable or the
product casing. Failure to ensure this can cause a short
circuit and damage your AVR400.
Do not over-tighten the loudspeaker terminals, or use a
wrench, pliers, etc., as this could damage the terminals
and this would not be covered under the products
warranty.
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Bi-Amping the Front Left & Right speakers
Bi-amping is the use of two amplier channels per speaker. Bi-amping can
provide better sound quality than conventional single wiring. If you do not have
Surround Back speakers (i.e. you have a 5.1 surround system, not a 7.1 system)
then you can use the spare Surround Back speaker outputs to bi-amplify the
front le and right speakers, if your speakers support bi-amping. e spare
channels can alternatively be used to power stereo speakers in another room
(Zone 2).
Speakers that support bi-amping have two sets of +/- terminals per speaker,
usually linked together by metal strips. ese metal strips MUST be removed
when bi-amping; failure to remove them will result in damage to the amplier
that is not covered under warranty.
To bi-amp the front le and right speakers, remove the metal strips from
the speaker terminals. Connect the woofer or LF terminals to the FL and FR
terminals on the AVR400. Connect the tweeter or HF terminals to the SBL and
SBR terminals on the AVR400. Finally, navigate to the Setup Menu “Spkr Types
and set the ‘Use Channels 6+7 for” menu option to “BiAmp L+Rsee page E-32.
Using external power ampliers
e internal power amplier of the AVR400 can
be supplemented or replaced with external power
amplication. Connect the PREAMP OUT sockets to your
power amplier inputs:
FL, FR, C
Connect these to the equivalent (Right, Le and Centre)
front channels of your power amplier.
SUB
Subwoofer output. Connect this to the input of your
active subwoofer, if present.
SR, SL
Surround Right and Surround Le outputs. Connect
these to the Surround Right and Le power amplier
inputs.
SBR, SBL
Surround Back Right and Surround Back Le outputs
(only used in 7.1 channel systems). Connect these to the
Surround Back Right and Surround Back Le power
amplier inputs.
All pre-amplier analogue outputs are buered, have
a low output impedance and are at line level. ey are
able to drive long cables or several inputs in parallel if
required.
Connecting subwoofers
e AVR400 also allows an active subwoofer to be connected to the SUB output.
See your subwoofer handbook for the
correct setting up and connection for
your particular subwoofer.
Speaker cables
e speakers should be connected to the amplier using
good-quality, high-purity, low impedance copper cables.
Cheap speaker cables should be avoided – they are a
false economy and can signicantly degrade the sound
quality.
e cable runs to the speakers should be as short as
practicable. Connections to the speaker terminals
should always be nger tight, whether using bare wires
or spade connectors.
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Operating your AVR400
For information display we recommend you use the
OSD (On-Screen Display) on your display device
whenever possible.
Switching on
Press the front panel power button in. e power
LED will glow green, the front display shows the word
ARCAM. When initialisation is complete, the display
shows the volume setting and the name of the selected
input.
Please wait until the unit has nished initialising before
operating the AVR400. It is recommended that if the
unit is switched o, you should wait at least 10 seconds
before switching the unit back on.
Standby
e AVR400 has a standby mode which can be entered
by pressing STANDBY on the remote control. When in
standby mode, the display is blank and the POWER LED
glows red.
If the unit is to be le unused for an extended period,
we recommend that you disconnect it from the mains
supply to save power.
To switch on from standby
Press the STANDBY button on the remote control or any
key on the front panel (other than the power button).
Front panel display
e AVR400 is ready for use aer about four seconds.
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DOLBY TRUEHD 5.1
e display window shows the currently selected source
and the last selected information view setting (this
information line can be changed using the INFO button).
e current volume setting for Zone 1 (37.0dB in the
above example) is displayed on the front panel. e
volume setting for Zone 2 is displayed temporarily
whenever it is adjusted.
operation
Selecting a source
To select a particular source, press the –INPUT or
INPUT + buttons until that source is shown on the front
panel display, or (if available) press the corresponding
source button on the remote. e following sources are
available:
CD Compact Disc player input
BD Blu-ray Disc player input
AV Audio-Visual input
SAT Satellite receiver input
PVR Personal Video Recorder input
VCR Video Cassette Recorder input
IPOD Requires an iPod® and Arcam irDock
or rLead.
AM Internal tuner input
FM Internal tuner input
DAB* Internal tuner input
NET Internal (Ethernet) and external USB
solid-state device (e.g. pen drive) input.
MCH Selects MCH (multi-channel)
analogue input
AUX Auxiliary (front panel) input
DISPLAY e Audio Return Channel (ARC)
from an HDMI 1.4-compliant display.
Use this with an HDMI 1.4-compliant
television using internal TV tuners.
*ese sources are market dependent and may not be
available on your AVR400
Most audio inputs have both analogue and digital
connections. You must specify the type of connection
used for each input using the “Audio Source” option
in the “Input Cong.” menu, see page E-35. Note that an
incorrect setting will result in no sound — the default is
HDMI audio. If you are not using HDMI audio then this
setting must be changed.
e processing mode and Stereo Direct functions are
remembered and recalled for each individual input.
e MCH input is intended for direct analogue pass-
through of DVD-Audio or SACD sources. Apart from
volume control and level trim, no processing modes
are possible on this input, including AVR400 bass
management and delays. Please set bass management,
speaker size and speaker delays in the source player. You
can copy the distances and relative speaker levels from
the Setup menus in the AVR400.
Stereo Direct
To listen to a pure analogue stereo input, press the
DIRECT button. e Stereo Direct mode automatically
bypasses all processing and any surround functions. In
direct mode, digital processing is shut down to improve
the sound quality and reduces digital noise with the
AVR400 to an absolute minimum.
Note: when Stereo Direct mode is selected, no
digital output is available and no bass management
is performed, meaning that bass signals will not be
redirected to a subwoofer.
Volume control
It is important to realise that the level of the volume
indicator is not an accurate indication of the power
delivered to your loudspeakers. e AVR400 oen
delivers its full output power long before the volume
control reaches its maximum position, particularly when
listening to heavily recorded music. In comparison,
some movie sound tracks can appear very quiet, as
many directors like to keep maximum levels in reserve
for special eect sequences.
Headphones
To use headphones with the AVR400, plug the
headphones into the PHONES socket in the centre of the
front panel.
When headphones are plugged into the front panel
PHONES socket, the outputs for Zone1 are muted and
the audio will be down-mixed to two channels (2.0). e
two-channel down-mix is required so that the centre
channel and surround information can be heard via the
headphones.
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Using Zone2
Zone2 provides the option for the occupants of the
master bedroom, conservatory, kitchen, etc. to view or
listen to a dierent source at a dierent volume level
from the main zone (Zone1).
Source selection and volume control for Zone 2 is
achieved either by using an IR receiver in Zone 2 (see
“Zone2 control connectionson page E-46) or by switching
over to Zone 2 control by pressing the front panel zone
button or by pressing AMP followed by SHIFT then OK
on the remote control. e front panel VFD display
indicates that control has been switched to Zone 2.
STANDBY Z2 50
DOLBY TRUEHD 5.1
To turn on Zone 2, press the Zone button (or shi+ok)
then press the standby power button on the remote
control. Press a source select button to select a dierent
source to Zone 1.
FOLLOW Z1 Z2 50
DOLBY TRUEHD 5.1
Note that Zone 2 control from within Zone 1 will pass
automatically back to Zone 1 control aer a few seconds
of inactivity.
Zone 2 can also be controlled using a third-party
programmable remote control or a home automation
system. Please contact your dealer or installer for further
details.
Extended front panel menu
Pressing the MENU key and holding it for longer than
four seconds will bring up the Extended Menu, allowing
you to perform the following:
Restore to factory defaults
is option allows you to restore all settings on your
AVR400 to the defaults that it le the factory with.
Change remote code
e default RC5 system code the AVR400 responds to
is 16. If required, for example due to another device in
your system also using this RC5 system code, it can be
changed to 19.
Restore secure backup
is option allows you to restore all settings to their
state as saved using the ‘Store secure backup’ feature.
is option is useful if settings are accidentally changed.
It also allows the unit to be returned to the saved state
following a rmware update.
Store secure backup
is option allows you to save all the AVR400 settings to
a secure area of memory. e settings can be retrieved
using the Restore option above.
– Enter PIN
Enter the secure backup PIN using the ', ,, <
and > keys on the remote control (do not use the
numeric keypad). The default PIN is 1234.
– Change PIN
Allows the PIN to be changed to a number other
than the default. Enter the current secure backup
PIN using the ', ,, < and > keys on the
remote control (do not use the numeric keypad).
The default PIN is 1234. After the current PIN has
been entered correctly, enter a new PIN as prompted
and again to confirm.
– EXIT
Cancel and return to the extended menu.
Updating firmware via USB
e rmware in your AVR400 can be updated using a
USB ash drive containing a rmware update le.
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Remote control receiver. is is positioned behind
the display window, above the MENU button on the
front panel. Ensure the receiver is in a clear line of
sight from the remote control for operation. If this is
not possible, use a separate sensor connected to the
Z1 IR input on the rear panel.
front panel
operation
Power
Switches the main power to the
AVR400 on and o.
Once the unit is switched o,
it should be le for at least ten
seconds before switching on
again.
Volume
Adjusts the analogue output
volume in the selected zone
(line out, speakers and
headphones).
Aux
Multi purpose auxiliary
line level input,
calibration microphone
input and 3.5mm optical
digital (SPDIF) input.
Phones
is socket accepts headphones
with an impedance rating between
32 and 600, tted with a 3.5mm
stereo jack plug.
Input
ese buttons select the source
connected to the corresponding
input (or internal input)
Unused sources can be prevented
from being selected in the setup
menu.
Menu
Selects the Setup menus on the
on-screen display (OSD).
OK
Used to enter selections made in the
Setup menu. Press and hold to reset
video outputs to the lowest resolution
(HDMI: 480p; Component 480i).
Info
Selects the information displayed on the
lower le portion of the front panel.
Mode
Selects between Stereo and the available
surround modes for the current source.
Direct
Stereo Direct on/o. Provides a direct analogue path from
the analogue inputs to the le and right front outputs.
Switches o any surround processing modes and shuts
down the DSP circuits for best stereo sound quality.
Display
is switches the display brightness
between o/dim/bright.
Zone
Selects between Zone1 and
Zone2 control.
Mute
Mutes all analogue audio outputs in the
currently selected zone.
Power / Standby LED
is indicates the status of the receiver and is
green when the AVR400 is powered on. Red
indicates the AVR400 is in Standby mode.
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Inserting batteries into the
remote control
The CR102 universal remote
controller
e CR102 is a sophisticated ‘universal’ backlit remote
control that can control up to eight devices. It is pre-
programmed for use with the AVR400 and many other
Arcam products (FM/DAB tuners, CD players and DVD
players).
With its extensive built-in library of codes, it can also
be used with thousands of third party audio-visual
components – TVs, satellite and set-top boxes, PVRs,
CD players, etc. See the list of codes at the back of this
handbook, beginning on page 56.
e CR102 is a ‘learning’ remote, so you can teach it
almost any function from an old single-device remote.
You can also program the CR102 to issue a sequence of
commands (‘macros’) from a single button press.
remote
control
Using the remote control
Please keep in mind the following when using the
remote control:
< Ensure there are no obstacles between the
remote control and the remote sensor on the
AVR400. e remote has a range of about 7
metres. (If the remote sensor is obscured, the Z1
IR remote control input jack on the rear panel is
available. Please consult your dealer for further
information.)
< Remote operation may become unreliable if
strong sunlight or uorescent light is shining on
the remote sensor of the AVR400.
< Replace the batteries when you notice a
reduction in the operating range of the remote
control.
Notes on batteries:
< Incorrect use of batteries can result in hazards such
as leakage and bursting.
< Do not mix old and new batteries together.
< Do not use non-identical batteries together –
although they may look similar, dierent batteries
may have dierent voltages.
< Ensure the plus (+) and minus (-) ends of each
battery match the indications in the battery
compartment.
< Remove batteries from equipment that is not going
to be used for a month or more.
< When disposing of used batteries, please comply
with governmental or local regulations that apply in
your country or area.
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
 
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  
   
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  
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1. Open the battery compartment by pressing the
button on the back of the handset.
2. Insert four ‘AAA’ batteries into the battery
compartment – two facing the top of the unit,
and two facing the end, as in the diagram.
3. Lower the end cap onto the plastic locating plate
in the handset. is acts as a hinge, and you
can now push the end cap rmly into its locked
position with a click.
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e CR102 remains in the last selected Device Mode
so it is not necessary to press a Device Mode key before
every command key if all you are doing is playing or
skipping tracks on a CD, for example.
Navigation keys
e Navigation keys steer the cursor in Setup
menus or on-screen menus. ey also replicate
the navigation functions of original remotes
supplied with other home entertainment
devices in your system.
O conrms a setting.
Volume control
By default, the CR102 is set up so that the volume
control buttons always control the volume of the
AVR400, regardless of which Device Mode the remote
is currently set for. is is known as volume ‘punch
through.
For example, if you are listening to a CD, you will
probably have the CR102 in CD Device Mode to control
the CD player. You can use the volume controls on the
remote directly to adjust the volume of the AVR400
without rst having to press A to put the remote
into AMP Device Mode. e volume buttons ‘punch
through’ the CD Device Mode on the remote to the AMP
Device Mode. Volume ‘punch through’ can be disabled
individually for any Device Mode if desired.
Useful information
Backlight
A blue backlight comes on for ve seconds whenever
a key is pressed. is helps you use the handset in
subdued lighting conditions. It may be possible to hear a
quiet tone being emitted from the remote control when
the backlight is on. is is perfectly normal.
Power LED blinks
Short blinks indicate a valid key press.
Multiple short blinks convey information (such as a
device code) or signal the beginning and successful
completion of a programming sequence.
Long blinks indicate an invalid key press or entry.
e symbol ‘*’ is used in the manual to indicate a
power LED blink.
Timeouts and unassigned keys
Time out – Aer 10 seconds the CR102 exits the
programming state and returns to normal operation.
Stuck key timeout – Aer any key is pressed
continuously for 30 seconds, the CR102 stops sending
IR transmission to conserve battery life. e CR102
remains o until all keys are released.
Unassigned keys – the CR102 ignores any unassigned
key presses for a particular Device Mode and does not
transmit IR.
Low voltage indicator
When the batteries are running down, the IR transmit
indicator on the CD102 (the LED under the Power
button) ashes ve times whenever you press a button:
* * * * *
If this happens, please t four new AAA alkaline
batteries as soon as possible.
Device Mode / Source keys
As the CR102 can control your AVR400 as well as a
range of other equipment, many of the buttons have
more than one function depending on the ‘device mode
selected on the remote control.
e Device Mode keys (shown below) select the source
on the AVR400. If one of these keys is pressed briey,
a command is transmitted to change the source on the
AVR400. Also the functionality of the remote control
changes to operate the selected source device. its like
having eight dierent remotes in your hand!
  
   
DVD DVD player or Blu-ray Disc player
SAT Satellite set-top box
AV Audio-visual sound input (use with TV)
TUN DAB, FM or AM tuner
AMP Controls the amplier and setup features
of the AVR400
PVR Auxiliary input, or an iPod® via an
Arcam irDock or rLead
VCR Personal Video Recorder (or Digital
Video Recorder)
CD Compact Disc player
If you press and hold a Device Mode key for about four
seconds, you change the Device Mode of the CR102
without changing the signal source on the AVR400. is
can also be done by pressing S followed by a Device
Mode key (within two seconds). ese two methods
allow you to change which device the CR102 controls
without also changing the AVR400 source, allowing
uninterrupted listening.
Each Device Mode changes the behaviour of many
of the CR102 keys to control the source device
appropriately. For example:
In CD mode 0 plays the previous CD track.
In AV mode 0 issues the TV ‘channel down’ command.
The CR102 complies with Part 15 of the
FCC rules
is equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. ese limits
are designed to provide a reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. is equipment generates, uses, and can
radiated radio frequency energy and if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment o
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet or a circuit
dierent from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Controlling other devices
Method 1 (Direct code setup)
is section describes the simplest (preferred) way to
program the CR102’s Device Mode keys to control the
non-Arcam devices in your system.
  
   
< Some of the modes are locked to Arcam operation but
can be unlocked if required (see page E-50).
< A mode only controls Arcam equipment.
BD mode Locked
SAT mode Unlocked
AV mode Unlocked
TUN mode Locked
PVR mode Locked
VCR mode Unlocked
CD mode Locked
Here is a specic example of how to program the a
key to control an Addison television. e principles for
controlling other devices are exactly the same.
1. Make sure your device is switched on (not just on
standby).
2. Find the correct Device Code table (e.g. TV) for the
type of device you want to control from the CR102.
3. Find the row containing the codes for the
manufacturer of your device (e.g. Addison) (page 56).
e most popular code is listed rst.
4. Press the appropriate Device Mode key (e.g. a) on
the CR102.
5. Press and hold S until the red Power LED blinks
twice: * * (It actually blinks once when you press
the key, then twice aer about three seconds).
6. Enter the rst four-digit device code using the
number keys. e power key blinks twice: * *.
7. Aim the CR102 at the device and press P. If the
device switches o, the setup is complete.
8. Turn your device back on and test all the CR102’s
functions to ensure they are working properly.
9. Important! Write your device code down on the
right hand side of the page so you can remember it if
you ever reset the CR102.
What if I still can’t control my device?
< If your device doesn’t respond, repeat the above
steps until one of the device codes listed for your
brand works.
< If none of the codes listed for your brand operates
your device, or if your brand is not listed at all, try
the Library Search Method described in the next
section.
Notes:
< Some codes are quite similar. If your device does not
respond or is not functioning properly with one of
the codes, try another code listed under your brand.
< If your devices original remote control does not have
a P (POWER) key, press $ instead of P when
setting up your device.
< Remember to press the corresponding device key
before operating your device.
< Many TVs do not switch on pressing P. Please try
pressing a number key (‘channel select’) to switch
your TV back on.
< To search for the code for another device follow the
instructions above, but press the appropriate device
key instead of a during step 2.
Method 2 (Library search)
is section describes another way to program the
CR102 to control third-party equipment.
Library Search allows you to scan through all the
codes contained in the CR102’s memory. It can take a
lot longer than the previous method, so only use this
method if:
< Your device does not respond to the CR102 aer you
have tried all the codes listed for your brand.
< Your brand is not listed at all in the Device Code
tables.
Example: To search for a TV code
1. Switch your TV on (not standby) and aim the
CR102 at it.
2. Press a on your CR102.
3. Press and hold S until the power LED blinks twice.
4. Press 9 9 1. e power LED key blinks twice:
* *.
5. Press P.
6. Aim the CR102 at your Television and press [
repeatedly until your Television turns o.
Every time you press [ the CR102 sends out a
POWER signal from the next code contained in its
memory. In the worst case, you may have to press this
key up to 150 times, so patience is required! If you
skip past a code, step back by pressing ]. Remember
to keep pointing the CR102 at your Television while
pressing this key.
7. As soon as your television turns o, press S to
store the code.
Notes:
< Many TVs do not switch on by pressing P. Try
pressing a number key (‘channel select’) to switch
your TV back on.
< If you cannot control your Television properly,
please continue the Search Method: you may be
using the wrong code.
< To search for the code for another device follow the
instructions above, but press the appropriate Device
Mode key instead of a during step 2.
< If your devices original remote control does not have
a P (STANDBY) key, press $ instead during step 5.
Code blink-back
Once you have set up your CR102, you can blink back
your device set-up codes for future reference.
Example: To blink back your Television code
1. Press the appropriate Device Mode key (e.g. a)
once.
2. Press and hold S until the red Power LED blinks
twice * * (It actually blinks once when you press
the key, then twice aer about three seconds).
3. Press 9 9 0. e P key blinks twice.
4. For the rst digit of your four-digit code, press 1
and count all the red blinks. If there are no blinks,
the digit is ‘0.
5. For the second, third and fourth digits, repeat the
previous step, pressing 2, 3, or 4 in order.
Now you have the four-digit code.
Make a note of the codes
Write down the codes for your devices in the boxes
below for future reference.
Device Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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 AMP Device Mode
e A Device Mode button congures the CR102 to
control the AVR400. Pressing this button does not aect
the currently selected input on the AVR400.
IMPORTANT: e CR102 must also be in AMP Device
Mode to control the following sources: MCH (multi-
channel analogue), AUX, NET (optional network audio),
USB, IPOD (for use with the optional Arcam rLead or
irDock).
However to control the internal Tuner (AM/FM/DAB
(if tted)) the CR102 must rst be in TUN Device Mode
(see later).
e functionality of the CR102 is context sensitive for
the internal sources and is described in the following
table.
P
Single press – Toggles AVR400 power
between standby and on in the current zone
(zone in which the command is received).
Press and hold – Forces all AVR400 zones
into standby, regardless of which zone the
command was received in.
09
e number keys can be used for source
selection (without changing the CR102
Device Mode). Alternatively the Device
Mode buttons can also be used with the
SHIFT key.
0 SAT (satellite) input
2 AV input
3 TUNER input
4 BD input
5 DISPLAY input
6 VCR input
7 CD input
8 AUX (front panel) input
9 MCH (multichannel) input
PHONO
ESelects the Display input on the AVR400
(television Audio Return Channel).
RPT
r(for IPOD and NET sources)
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions below).
AUX
HSelects MCH (multichannel) input on the
AVR400
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the AVR400
NET
eSelects IPOD input on the AVR400
SHIFT + e selects network (NET) internal
input on the AVR400
Navigate menus
OK conrms a setting (equivalent to ‘Enter’
or ‘Select’ on some remote controls)
SHIFT + > increases the picture resolution.
SHIFT +
'
turns current zone (in which
command is received) on
SHIFT + , turns current zone (in which
command is received) o.
MCycles through the available surround and
downmix modes.
UDisplays the AVR400 setup menu on the On
Screen Display (see page E-34).
DCycles through the front panel display’s
brightness options
@
Toggles the mute function of the AVR400
] [ (track control for IPOD and NET sources)
SHIFT + [ Follow Zone1 source.
When the command is received in Zone2
the source for that zone follows whatever
input source is selected in Zone1
- +
Decrease () and increase (+) AVR400
volume
DIRECT
)Stereo direct on/o. Provides a direct
analogue path from the analogue inputs to
the le and right front outputs. Switches o
any surround processing modes and shuts
down the DSP circuits for the best stereo
sound quality.
EQ
$Displays the room EQ settings menu
EFFECT
&(for IPOD and NET sources)
BASS
(Calls up a pop-up (and front screen) to
adjust the bass setting for a particular input.
TRIm
!Brings up the speaker trim menu.
Use the B, C, D and E navigation
buttons. Press TRIM again to exit the speaker
trim menu.
As this is a temporary adjustment, these
additional trim levels are reset back to the
values set in the Speaker Levels menu when
the unit is turned o or the unit is put
into standby. ese temporary trim levels
override the speaker levels found in the
setup menu.
SyNC
#Delays may be introduced into the video
signal by video processing which causes
a mismatch between the audio and video
timing. You will notice this by speech sound
being out of synchronization with the lip
movements in the video.
To compensate for this, you can adjust the
lip sync delay. Press the SYNC button and
use the D and E navigation buttons. Press
again to exit the lip sync trim menu.
SUB
%Brings up a temporary subwoofer trim
control. Use the D and E navigation
buttons. Press SUB again to exit the sub trim
menu.
As this is a temporary adjustment, the sub
trim level is reset back to the value set in
the Speaker Levels menu when the unit is
turned o or the unit is put into standby.
TREBLE
hCalls up a pop-up (and front screen) to
adjust the treble setting for a particular
input.
FAV+
u(for IPOD and NET sources)
FAV-
t(for IPOD and NET sources)
HOmE
o(for NET source)
INFO
bCycles through the information displayed
on the lower le portion of the front panel
display.
iPod commands
e iPod interface is selected by pressing e in AMP
Device Mode on the CR102. When connected to an
iPod via an optional rLead/irDock, the keys below are
used to navigate music les in AMP Device Mode.
Navigate the files on screen.
OK selects/play the highlighted file.
RPT
r
Toggles random (shuffle) play of the playlist
on and off.
SHIFT + r cycles through the repeat options
] [ Selects the previous/next track in the
current playlist
$
Begins or resumes playback at the currently
highlighted track
&
Toggles pause and playback of the current
track
#Stops playback
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 DVD/BD Device Mode
e d Device Mode button congures the CR102
to control the functions of Arcam Blu-ray Disc and
DVD players, although this can be changed (see page
E-25). Pressing this button also selects BD as the AVR400
source.
PToggles power between standby and on
09Searches for and plays the track
corresponding to the key pressed
PHONO
E
Selects Display input on the AVR400.
RPT
r
Toggles random (‘shue’) play on and o.
SHIFT + r cycles through the repeat
options (track, disc, etc)
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions, below)
AUX
H
Selects multichannel (MCH) input on the
AVR400
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the
AVR400
NET
eSelects IPOD input on the AVR400.
SHIFT + e selects network (NET) internal
input on the AVR400
Navigate setup and BD programme
selection menus.
OK conrms a setting (‘Enter’ or ‘Select’ on
some remotes).
SHIFT + B to switch on from standby
SHIFT + C to switch to standby from on.
MCycles through available surround sound
modes.
SHIFT + MODE changes the HDMI setting.
UActivates BD player menu, if available.
DCycles through the front panel display’s
brightness options.
SHIFT + D enables RPT AB functionality
@Toggles the mute function.
By default this key operates the AVR400 Mute
]Press and release to skip back to the
beginning of the current/previous track.
[Press and release to skip forwards to the
beginning of the next track.
- + Decrease () and increase (+) AVR400
volume
)Fast rewind.
SHIFT + 7 cycles through slow play
backwards speeds
$Starts the playback of a BD.
SHIFT + 4 cycles through the Angle options
on an Arcam BD player.
&Pauses BD play-back. Press 4 to restart
playback.
SHIFT + ; cycles through Zoom options.
(Fast forward.
SHIFT + 8 cycles through slow forward
speeds
TRIm
!Ejects disc.
SHIFT + ! displays speaker Trim menu on
Arcam BD players.
#Stop playback of a BD
%Start recording (on products that have this
feature).
hDisplays Search menu with Title, Track and
Time options.
FAV+
uDisplays Setup menu.
SHIFT + SETUP displays programming screen
on Arcam BD players
FAV-
tDisplays Title menu.
SHIFT + TITLE clears bookmark, search and
program display entries on Arcam BD
players
HOmE
oChanges Audio decode format (Dolby
Digital, DTS, etc.).
SHIFT + o displays the ‘Memory’ function
(Bookmarks)
INFO
bCycles through BD subtitle language
options, if available.
SHIFT + b displays STATUS INFO on
Arcam BD players
Network commands
e AVR400 Network client is selected by pressing S +
e in AMP Device Mode on the CR102.
When using the network client, the keys below are used
to navigate music les in AMP Device Mode.
Navigate the files and menus on the screen.
OK selects the highlighted file or enters the
highlighted menu on the screen
RPT
r
Toggles random (‘shuffle’) play of the playlist
on and off
SHIFT + r cycles through the repeat options
] [ Selects the previous/next track in the
current playlist
EQ
$Begins or resumes playback at the currently
highlighted track
EFFECT
&Pauses the currently-playing track
SyNC
#Stops playback
FAV+
uAdds the currently displayed radio station
to favourites list when using the internet
radio function
FAV-
tRemoves the currently displayed radio
station from favourites list when using the
internet radio function
HOmE
oReturns navigation to the top level of the
network client menus (‘Home’)
INFO
bCycles through the information displayed
on the lower le portion of the front panel
display
 TUN Device Mode
e T Device Mode button congures the CR102 to
control the tuner functions of the AVR400. Pressing this
button also selects TUNER as the source.
When switching to TUNER from a dierent source, the
AVR400 enters the last used tuner band, be it AM / FM /
DAB (if tted). Further presses of the TUN Device Mode
button cycle through the available tuner bands.
Further information on the tuner can be found in the
‘Tuner Operation’ section on page E-44.
P(not used)
09
Number keypad used to store and recall
presets
' , Allows selection of previously stored Tuner
presets.
< > AM/FM Tuner: allows frequency tuning.
DAB Tuner (where tted): scrolls through
the channel list.
OSelects (tunes to) the currently displayed
preset, or selects the currently displayed
DAB channel when scrolling through the
channel list.
uPage up to the previous 10 presets on
screen
tPage down to the next 10 tuner presets on
screen
oDelete the currently highlighted preset.
INFO
bCycles through the information displayed
on the lower le portion of the front panel
display.
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 SAT Device Mode
e z Device Mode button congures the CR102
to control the functions of a satellite receiver. You will
need to congure this Device Mode to work with your
equipment. Pressing this button also selects SAT as the
AVR400 source.
PToggles power between standby and on
09Functions as original remote number key.
PHONO
E
Selects Display input on the AVR400.
TV/AV
r
Toggles between the available inputs on
your satellite receiver
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions, below)
AUX
HSelects multichannel (MCH) input on the
AVR400.
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the
AVR400.
NET
eSelects IPOD input on the AVR400
SHIFT + e selects network (NET) internal
input on the AVR400
Navigate menus.
OK conrms a setting (equivalent to ‘Enter’
or ‘Select’ on some remotes).
MControls Backup function, if available.
UPerforms same function as on original
remote, if available.
DOn some Satellite and Cable set top boxes
this key functions as the Guide key to open
the EPG (Electronic Program Guide).
@Toggles the mute function.
By default this key operates the AVR400 Mute
]Channel down
[Channel up
- + Decrease () or increase (+) AVR400 volume
)Fast rewind
$Starts the playback
&Toggles pause of playback
(Fast forward
!(not used)
#Stop playback
%Start recording
h(not used)
u
(RED)
Duplicates function of RED key for some
Satellite and Cable set-top boxes
t
(GREEN)
Duplicates function of GREEN key for some
Satellite and Cable set-top boxes
o
(yELLOw)
Duplicates function of YELLOW key for some
Satellite and Cable set-top boxes
b
(BLUE)
Duplicates function of BLUE key for some
Satellite and Cable set-top boxes
AV Device Mode
e a Device Mode button congures the CR102 to
control the functions of a television or other display
device. You will need to congure this Device Mode to
work with your equipment. Pressing this button also
selects AV as the AVR400 source.
PToggles power between standby and on.
(Some TVs require you to use a number
key to turn them on.)
09Functions as original remote number key –
usually for channel selection.
PHONO
E
Selects Display input on the AVR400.
TV/AV
r
Toggles between the available inputs on
your display device (e.g. TV/AV)
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions, below)
AUX
HSelects multichannel (MCH) input on the
AVR400.
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the
AVR400.
Navigate setup and programme selection
menus.
OK conrms a selection (equivalent to
‘Enter’ or ‘Select’ on some remotes).
MEXIT function on some models.
UFunctions as original remote key, if
available.
DDisplay INFO or OSD (On Screen Display)
function, if available.
@Toggles the mute function.
By default this key operates the AVR400
Mute
]Channel down
[Channel up
- + Decrease () and increase (+) AVR400
volume.
)Toggles TEXT page on/o
$TEXT page o
&Turns Programme-In-Programme (PIP)
on, if available
(Activates PIP move, if available
!Activates PIP swap, if available
#Activates PIP freeze, if available
%Activates PIP channel up, if available
hActivates PIP channel down, if available
u
(RED)
Duplicates function of RED key for Text TV
t
(GREEN)
Duplicates function of GREEN key for Text
TV
o
(yELLOw)
Duplicates function of YELLOW key for Text
TV
b
(BLUE)
Duplicates function of BLUE key for Text
TV
E-29
English
 VCR Device Mode
e w Device Mode button congures the CR102
to control the functions of a video recorder or similar
device. You will need to congure this Device Mode to
work with your equipment. Pressing this button also
selects VCR as the AVR400 source.
PToggles power between standby and on.
09Functions as original remote number key.
PHONO
E
Selects Display input on the AVR400.
TV/AV
r
Toggles between available inputs (e.g. AV1,
AV2)
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions, below)
AUX
H
Selects multichannel (MCH) input on
AVR400.
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the
AVR400.
NET
e
Selects IPOD input on AVR400.
SHIFT + e selects network (NET internal
input on the AVR400.
Navigate setup and programme selection
menus.
OK is equivalent to ‘Enter’ or ‘Select’ on
some remotes.
MOperates the Exit function if the VCR uses
this feature
UTurns on the Menu function if the VCR
uses this feature
DToggles display between TV and VCR
@Toggles the mute function, if available.
By default this key operates the AMP Mute
]Channel down
[Channel up
- + Decrease () and increase (+) amplier
volume
)Fast rewind
$Play
&Toggles pause of playback
(Fast forward
!Ejects tape
#Stop playback
%Starts recording
h(not used)
u
(RED)
Duplicates function of RED key (if used)
t
(GREEN)
Duplicates function of GREEN key (if used)
o
(yELLOw)
Duplicates function of YELLOW key (if used)
b
(BLUE)
Duplicates function of BLUE key (if used).
 PVR Device Mode
e v Device Mode button congures the CR102
to control the functions of a video recorder or similar
device. You will need to congure this Device Mode to
work with your equipment. Pressing this button also
selects PVR as the AVR400 source.
PToggles power between standby and on.
09Functions as original remote number key.
PHONO
E
Selects Display input on the AVR400.
TV/AV
r
Toggles between available inputs (e.g. AV1,
AV2)
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions, below)
AUX
H
Selects multichannel (MCH) input on
AVR400.
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the
AVR400.
NET
e
Selects IPOD input on AVR400.
SHIFT + e selects network (NET internal
input on the AVR400.
Navigate setup and programme selection
menus.
OK is equivalent to ‘Enter’ or ‘Select’ on
some remotes.
MOperates the Exit function if the PVR uses
this feature
UTurns on the Menu function if the PVR
uses this feature
DToggles display between TV and PVR
@Toggles the mute function. By default this
key operates the AMP Mute
]Channel down
[Channel up
- + Decrease () and increase (+) AVR400
volume
)Fast rewind
$Play
&Toggles pause of playback
(Fast forward
!Operates the Favourites function if the PVR
uses this feature.
#Stop playback
%Starts recording
h(not used)
u
(RED)
Duplicates function of RED key (if used)
t
(GREEN)
Duplicates function of GREEN key (if used)
o
(yELLOw)
Duplicates function of YELLOW key (if used)
b
(BLUE)
Duplicates function of BLUE key (if used).
E-30
 CD Device Mode
e c Device Mode button congures the CR102
to control the CD functions of Arcam CD players,
although this can be changed (see page E-25). Pressing this
button also selects CD as the AVR400 source.
PToggles power between standby and on.
09Functions as original remote number key.
PHONO
E
Selects Display input on the AVR400.
RPT
r
Toggles random (‘shue’) play on and o.
SHIFT + r cycles through the repeat
options (track, disc, etc.).
SModies many keys (see individual key
descriptions, below)
AUX
H
Selects multichannel (MCH) input on
AVR400.
SHIFT + H selects AUX input on the
AVR400.
NET
e
Selects IPOD input on AVR400.
SHIFT + e selects network (NET) internal
input on the AVR400.
Navigates track listings if supported by the
player.
OK selects the currently highlighted track if
supported by the player
MChanges the time display modes on Arcam
CD player
U(not used)
D
Cycles through the front panel display’s
brightness options.
SHIFT + D enables RPT AB functionality if
supported by the player.
@Toggles the mute function. By default this
key operates the AVR400 Mute.
]Press and release to skip back to the
beginning of the current/previous track.
[Press and release to skip forwards to the
beginning of the next track.
- + Decrease () and increase (+) AVR400
volume.
)Fast rewind
$Play
&Toggles pause of playback
(Fast forward
!Open/close disc tray
#Stop playback
%Start recording (on products that have this
feature)
hScans rst 10 seconds of each track on CD,
if supported by the player (Audio search)
FAV+
u Starts Program mode
FAV-
t
Clears programmed item
HOmE
o
(not used)
INFO
b
(not used)
E-31
English
E-32
Before you use your AVR400 it is essential that you
enter some information into the Setup menus about
your speaker conguration. is allows the AVR400 to
process any surround sound digital source to exactly
match your system and give you the ultimate surround
sound experience.
ere are three pieces of vital information which are
outlined in the sections: ‘Speaker Types, ‘Speaker
Distances’ and ‘Speaker Levels.
e way you enter this information manually into the
AVR400 is given later in the ‘Setup Menus’ section on
page E-34. e settings can also be established
automatically using the Arcam Auto Speaker Setup
function. However it is important to understand why
these speaker settings must be entered, which is why this
section is presented rst.
essential
setup
Speaker types
You need to set the type of speakers that you have
connected to your AVR400:
Large capable of full frequency range reproduction
Small not capable of full frequency range
reproduction at the low frequency end
None speaker not present in your configuration
e terms ‘Large’ and ‘Small’ do not necessarily relate to
the physical size of your speakers. As a rule of thumb,
if a speaker cannot reproduce a at frequency response
down to about 40Hz (and very few can!) it is oen better
to consider them as ‘Small’ for setup purposes of home
cinema.
When a speaker is set to ‘Small’, very low frequency
sounds are redirected away from that speaker to a ‘Large
speaker or a subwoofer, which are far better suited to
reproducing these low frequency sounds.
Note that it is not possible to set all speakers to
Small’ unless there is a subwoofer in your speaker
conguration. If you do not have a subwoofer, you will
be forced to set your front speakers to ‘Large.
(Advanced users may wish to automatically override the
Small’ speaker setting for purely stereo music listening
when not watching movies. is can be achieved in the
‘Input Cong.’ menu – see page E-35.)
Crossover frequency
If you have set any speakers as being Small, then you will
be required to set a value for the crossover frequency.
is is the frequency below which signals are ltered
away from these Small speakers and redirected to Large
speakers or the subwoofer (if present). A frequency
of 80Hz is oen a good starting point, however you
will probably have to experiment with dierent values
to nd the best value for your system or consult your
speaker handbook.
MCH sub level
If a subwoofer is present, this setting allows for a 10dB
compensation on the subwoofer output when using the
MCH input as required by many DVD-A players with
audio outputs.
Use Channels 6+7 for
If not used in the main zone, it is possible to assign the
Surround Back channels to bi-amp the Front Le/Right
channels or to provide an amplied output to Zone2.
Speaker Distances
It is essential for the distance from each speaker to the
listening position to be accurately measured and entered
into the ‘Setup’ menu. is ensures that the sounds from
the various speakers arrive at the listening position at
the correct time to recreate a realistic surround eect.
e distance can be entered in centimetres or inches.
Speaker Levels
Finally the levels of all the speakers in the system need
to be adjusted to match each other at the listening
position, again to create a proper surround eect. To
help with this the AVR400 can generate a test noise
for each speaker which should be measured with a
sound pressure level (SPL) meter. e meter should
be set to ‘C’ weighting and slow response. e level
of noise measured at the listening position from each
speaker should be adjusted on the Speaker Trims page
of the Setup menu so that the meter reads 75dB SPL.
It does not matter what the system volume setting of
the AVR400 is before turning the test noise on as the
volume setting is over-ridden for the duration of the
speaker noise test.
ere are several basic SPL meters on the market at
reasonable prices aimed at home cinema enthusiasts.
Check your local technology store, search online or ask
your dealer.
If you do not have an SPL meter, you can try to adjust
the noise level of each speaker by ear. In this case it is
not possible to adjust the speakers to the absolute 75dB
SPL volume level, but you should aim for all speakers
sounding equally loud. Setting speaker test noise levels
by ear is not recommended as it is very dicult to do
accurately, but is oen better than doing nothing at all!
E-33
English
auto speaker
setup
ere is a proprietary automatic loudspeaker setup
function built into your AVR400. e Arcam Auto
Speaker Setup function attempts to set all the essential
speaker settings for all the speakers in your system.
It also calculates room equalisation (Room EQ) lter
values to remove some of the worst eects of resonant
frequencies in the listening room.
Your AVR400 package is supplied with a calibration
microphone, which should be inserted into the AUX jack
socket on the front panel and positioned at the main
listening position. is microphone picks up the special
calibration tones generated by the speakers when Auto
Speaker Setup is run. e AVR400 then analyses the
signal and computes:
< which speakers are present,
< speaker type,
< speaker distance,
< speaker level,
< crossover frequency to the subwoofer (or large front
speakers if no subwoofer is present),
< problem resonant frequencies in the room which
need control by ltering.
To help the system be as accurate as possible when
performing Auto Speaker Setup, there are a few
guidance rules that should be followed:
< Minimise any background sounds in the listening
room and other nearby rooms.
< Close all windows and doors in the listening room.
< Turn o all fans including air-conditioning systems.
< If holding the microphone in the hand rather than
mounting on a tripod or similar, keep your hand and
ngers still to avoid generating ‘handling noise.
< Position the set up microphone pointing upwards at
roughly head height in the normal listening position.
It is not necessary to point the microphone directly
at the speaker generating the test tone. (It helps if
you are able to position the microphone exactly
where your head would normally be for listening,
with the microphone in direct unobstructed view of
all speakers.)
< If your system includes an active subwoofer, start
by setting its output level / gain control to a value
halfway between maximum and minimum.
When activated, a calibration tone is played through
each channel of the AVR400 in turn, including the
subwoofer channel. e calibration tone cycles round
each of the speakers multiple times as the dierent
parameters are calculated. If you do not have a full 7.1
speaker conguration there will be periods of silence
between some speaker channels. Follow the ‘progress
information on-screen.
Aer all the channels have been measured, a summary
of the speaker conguration will be displayed on-screen.
You can then choose to accept the settings, re-measure
your system again or cancel Auto Speaker Setup without
storing the settings.
e Auto Speaker Setup function is found within the
Setup menus, see page E-36. By default, Room EQ is not
applied to any of the source inputs. You should enable
Room EQ on inputs you think benet from this feature,
as required, by listening when playing typical source
material through each input. is is enabled from within
the Input Cong menu.
While room equalisation can help to reduce problems
with listening room acoustics, it is usually far better
to try to solve these problems with the room directly.
Proper loudspeaker positioning, acoustic wall
treatments and moving the listening position away from
walls should produce far better results overall. However
it may be dicult to do this in a home environment, so
Room EQ is your next best choice.
Problems
We advise you to look over the reported measurements
on the screen following Auto Speaker Setup for any
obviously incorrect results, in particular to ensure the
reported speakers match your conguration and that the
speaker distances to the listening position appear look
roughly correct. If the results are not what you expected
re-run Auto Speaker Setup.
e Auto Speaker Setup function is normally quite
accurate but occasionally false results can be generated.
Problems may be as a result of:
< external sounds or rumbling / handling noises
picked up by the microphone
< sound reections o hard surfaces (e.g. windows or
walls) close to the listening position,
< very strong acoustic resonances within the room,
< obstacles (such as a sofa) between speakers and the
microphone.
If you are still experiencing diculties or you wish to
have the most accurate results for ultimate surround
performance, we recommend using the manual method
of establishing speaker distances and levels.
Using a subwoofer
If your system includes an active subwoofer you may
need to re-run Auto Speaker Setup with the subwoofer
output level / gain control set to a higher or lower value,
if the summary screen reports problems setting the
subwoofer up.
Auto Speaker Setup will attempt to choose a crossover
frequency that allows the smoothest low frequency
transition from the main speakers to the subwoofer.
However if this does not produce pleasing results we
recommend manually trying other crossover frequencies
to nd something more to your preference.
See the next sections for information of how to enter or
change speaker settings manually.
NOTE
Auto calibration is possible only for a 7.1 Or 5.1
Speaker conguration. Oher speaker congurations,
such as a 2.1 setup (le, right and subwoofer),
must be congured manually using the speaker
conguration menus (see page E-37), referring to the
guidelines on page E-32 for speaker types, speaker
distance and speaker levels.
E-34
setup menus
e Setup menus allow you to congure all aspects
of your AVR400. e next few pages will go through
the menu items and explain their function. e Setup
menus will probably look quite daunting if you are new
to setting up home cinema, but the majority of them
need only be congured once when you rst install the
system (or if your system changes or you move house!)
e only way to view the Setup menus is on your display
device (TV or projector) using the on-screen display
(OSD) capability of the AVR400. To view the OSD for
the initial setting up, connect any of the video outputs
to your display device. You do not need to have a video
source connected to the AVR400 video inputs.
Entering Setup mode
To enter the setup menu, press the MENU button on the
remote control or font panel. e front panel display
shows ‘SETUP MENU’ and the setup menu (pictured
right) is displayed.
Unstable OSD menu or picture display?
e default AVR400 output video resolution when rst
powered up out of the box is 525-line/60Hz NTSC for
analogue video and “Preferred” for digital video. is
has been chosen as most display devices can synchronise
to this automatically. is can be changed in the Video
Outputs section of the Setup Menus.
If the output resolution and frame rate is forced to a
setting your display device does not support, the picture
may become unstable or may not display at all. To reset
the output video resolution and frame rate to the default
values to restore the display, press and hold the front
panel OK button for three seconds. Alternatively, press
SHIFT then > on the remote control to cycle between
dierent output resolutions until the picture returns.
Navigating the setup menu
… using the remote control
e setup menu can be navigated by using the cursor
(arrow) keys on the remote control. is is by far the
easiest method.
1. To enter the setup menu, press the MENU button
(which is located immediately under the navigation
buttons).
2. Use the B and C keys to navigate up and down
the main section headings in the le-hand panel.
3. Once you have the main section that you require
highlighted, use the E key to enter the section.
4. Use the B and C keys to navigate up and
down the section settings in the right-hand panel.
Some settings may be greyed out. ese are either
for information only (e.g. incoming sampling
frequency) or are not currently selectable (e.g.
network IP address when DHCP is used). Scroll bars
on the sides of the right hand panel indicate your
position in the settings list where there are more
items than can be displayed at once.
5. Pressing OK selects a setting to change it, pressing OK
again de-selects the setting.
6. At any time, press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Any changes to settings are saved.
… using the keys on the front panel
e AVR400 front panel controls can be used to
congure the unit. Follow the instructions for using
the remote control, in this case using INPUT for down,
INPUT+ for up, INFO for le and OK for right.
Menu panel
e le-hand panel lists the setup
screens available for adjustment. e
selected menu is highlighted with a grey
band.
Help screen
e lower right-hand panel gives a short
help text for the feature being adjusted.
Adjustment panel
e upper right-hand panel lists the
parameters you can change as a user.
e selected line is highlighted with
a black band. Lines that cannot be
selected are greyed-out.
Scroll bars
ese indicate the
position of the
displayed screen
within longer menus.
E-35
English
Input Config.
e audio and video settings on this page of the Setup
menu can be tailored specically and independently to
the currently selected input.
When a dierent input is selected on the Input line, all
the input-specic settings for that input are displayed
below it. ese settings are applied to the named Input
only and are stored in memory and recalled each time
the unit is powered up and whenever that input is
selected.
Input e currently selected input connectors to
which the settings below relate.
Namee display name of the input. You can change
the name of any input to more closely match your setup.
For example, if you had two satellite receivers, you could
connect the main receiver to the Sat audio and video
input connectors and change the Name to ‘SAT 1. You
could then connect the second satellite receiver to the
VCR audio and video input connectors, but change the
VCR Name to ‘SAT 2’. It is then clearer to users of your
AVR400 which inputs they wish to select when scrolling
though.
Lip Sync – Each input can have its own setting
to add a time delay between the audio and video
signals to compensate for the sound and picture not
being synchronised. is is normally required when
video processing is used in the system for scaling or
de-interlacing video. e range of lip sync delay is 0 to
250 milliseconds.
e lip sync adjustment can only correct for delayed
video. If the audio is late set lip sync to its minimum.
Mode – Sets the initial audio decode mode for stereo
sources on this input.
<Last Mode recalls the last used setting for this
input when a stereo source was applied. See section
“Two-channel source modes” on page E-40 for more
information.
Ext. Mode – Sets the initial audio decode mode for
multi-channel digital sources on this input.
<Last Mode recalls the last used setting for this
input when a stereo source was applied. See section
“Multi-channel source modeson page E-41 for more
information.
Treble
Bass –
ese allow you to alter the bass and treble tone controls
for all currently active speakers for each individual
input. For example, if your PVR source sounds a little
bass light, you can always correct for this by selecting
PVR on the Input line at the top of this menu and add
2 or 3dB to the Bass control. en, whenever the PVR
input is selected, the bass is automatically boosted for as
long as that input is selected.
Room EQ – When the Auto Speaker Setup function is
run it also calculates Room Equalisation coecients to
remove some of the worst eects of resonant frequencies
of the room at the listening position. By default Room
EQ is not applied to any of the source inputs, however
you can enable them on a per-input basis as you wish.
<Not Calculated: (Information only) Auto Speaker
Setup has not been run or has errors so cannot be
selected.
<On: Room EQ is applied to the current source.
<O: Room EQ is not applied to the current source.
Input Trim – Sets the maximum analogue input
signal level (sensitivity) on this input before the ADC
(Analogue-to-Digital converter) signal path clips.
Options are 1, 2 and 4 volts RMS maximum input. e
default is 2Vrms maximum.
For example, analogue sources with low output levels
may benet by choosing the 1V maximum setting.
is helps maximise signal-to-noise performance of
the AVR400 and also helps keep the various analogue
sources sounding about the same level for any given
AVR400 volume control setting.
Dolby Volume –Dolby Volume is an intelligent system
that improves the perceived audio frequency response
at lower listening levels and corrects for volume
inconsistencies between sources (e.g. a rock radio
station and a BD) and between programming (e.g. a TV
show and advertisement breaks).
<On: Dolby Volume is applied to this input.
<O: (default) Dolby Volume is not applied to this
input.
Dolby Leveller – is setting of Dolby Volume controls
how closely quiet and loud sources and programme
content are matched to each other, based on the
ear’s perception of loudness. e range of values is
0 (minimal levelling) to 10 (maximum levelling).
e default setting is 2, however we recommend
experimenting with higher values if your source
material is less closely matched in level. If the Volume
Leveller function is set o, no level matching between
sources and programme material is performed. Note
however that turning the Dolby Leveller setting of Dolby
Volume to ‘O’ is not the same as turning the entire
function of Dolby Volume to ‘O, as volume related
frequency response processing is still active. See “Dolby
volume” on page E-42 for more information.
DV Calib. Oset – e Calibration Oset parameter of
Dolby Volume allows you to compensate for speaker
eciencies and listening position. e default value
is 0 and this should normally produce a good result
when the AVR400 speaker levels are set using a sound
pressure level meter.
See “Dolby volume” on page E-42 for further information
on Calibration Oset.
Surround EX – Sets how the AVR400 should congure
its decode mode when a Dolby Digital EX bitstream
is received. Note that this setting only applies if you
have Surround Back loudspeakers. You may wish to
experiment with these two decode modes to see which
you prefer with Dolby Digital EX encoded material.
Options are Auto DD EX, Auto PLIIx and Manual.
< Auto DD EX: When a Dolby Digital EX-agged
bitstream is detected, the decode mode
automatically changes to Dolby Digital EX. is can
be temporarily overridden by pressing the MODE
button on the remote or front panel.
< Auto PLIIx Movie: When a Dolby Digital
EX-agged bitstream is detected, the decode mode
automatically changes to Pro Logic IIx Movie. is
can be temporarily overridden by pressing the MODE
button on the remote or front panel.
< Manual: e received Dolby Digital EX is treated
as if it is an ordinary Dolby Digital stream in that it
does not automatically select the EX or PLIIx decode
modes. Instead, the previously used decode mode
for a multi-channel digital source on this input is
applied. However, either of the EX or PLIIx decode
modes can be applied manually by pressing the
MODE button.
Stereo Mode – If you have congured your system to
have a subwoofer, then you have the exibility to
choose how bass information is distributed between
the front le/right speakers and the subwoofer when
listening to stereo (two channel only) analogue and
digital sources. Choose the option which gives you
the most solid, even sounding bass. If you are using
a subwoofer for stereo, please also see Sub Stereo
below to set the level of the subwoofer. For best
results test with a set-up disc or live programme
material. is setting can be used to override your
normal speaker settings in the Spkr Types menu
whenever the AVR400 plays stereo material. It is
quite common to nd that two channel stereo music
listening is best done with a slightly dierent sub/
speaker setting than for surround movies.
< As Spkr Types: When an analogue or digital stereo
source is played, your normal speaker conguration
(as in Spkr Types menu) is used to reproduce the
signal.
< Le/Right: Full frequency stereo information. All
audio is sent to the front le and right speakers only
without any bass redirection. You can use this setting
if you consider your front le/right speakers to be
able to handle the full frequency range of music.
If you have set your front le/right speaker size as
Small in the Spkr Types setup page, you may wish
to use this option to override the setting to Large
for stereo music listening, if you have full frequency
range le/right speakers.
It can oen be benecial to set full frequency range
speakers to Small in the Spkr Types setup page for
use with movies, if you have a subwoofer in your
system. Doing so may deliver more impact on
movie soundtracks as subwoofers are designed to
handle reproduction of high bass content. However
you may nd that for stereo music a better overall
result is obtained by not using the subwoofer and
eectively treating the front le/right speakers as
Large.
< Le/Right+Sub: Full frequency range stereo is fed to
the front le and right speakers and extracted bass is
sent to the subwoofer. In this case the low frequency
information is eectively duplicated.
< Sat+Sub: Use this setting if you really do have Small
satellite front le and right speakers, or if you prefer
the overall sound of bass being handled by the
subwoofer. Full bass management is used so that
analogue and digital stereo sources are fed to the
DSP where the bass is ltered o front le and right
and redirected to the subwoofer.
NOTE
e Stereo Mode function is not available when
using an analogue source in Stereo Direct mode.
Sub Stereo – If Le/Right+Sub or Sat+Sub is selected in
Stereo Mode above, this setting adjusts the level of the
subwoofer when the source is two channel stereo.
Brightness – Sets the video brightness for this input.
is setting can be used to compensate for an overly
dark or bright source picture on this input when
compared with other video sources.
E-36
Contrast – Sets the video contrast for this input. is
setting can be used to compensate for too much or too
little contrast in the source picture on this input when
compared with other video sources.
Colour – Sets the video colour saturation for this input.
is setting can be used to compensate for too much or
too little colour in the source picture on this input when
compared with other video sources.
Picture Mode – Sets how the video processor in the
AVR400 interprets the video on this input. Normally
the video processor automatically detects the original
source type and correctly sets either Video mode or
Film mode processing. In the unlikely event that the
video processor misinterprets the video type, resulting
in subtle picture artefacts, the video processor can be
manually forced into Video mode or Film mode. is
function should normally be set to Auto.
Edge Enhancement – Sharpens the picture from a
source on this input.
MPEG N.R. Removes artefacts in overly compressed
digital video from a source on this input.
Noise ReductionRemoves random noise within the
picture from a source on this input.
Component Mode – Congures the current three-wire
high quality analogue video input for component (YUV)
video signals or RGB video signals. It is important
to match the setting to the incoming video format
otherwise the colours will be incorrect and the picture
may be unstable.
Options are Normal, RGsB and RGB+Sync.
< Normal: (default) the three-wire input is congured
for normal Component (YUV / YPbPr) analogue
video.
< RGsB: the three-wire input is congured for RGB
analogue video with video ‘sync-on-green.
< RGB+Sync: the three wire input is congured for
RGB analogue video, with the video sync signal on
the composite input for the current named source.
You should typically select RGB+Sync if you are using
a standard SCART to 4-wire phono breakout cable to
connect an RGB SCART source.
NOTE: If RGB+Sync is selected, the S-Video and
Composite inputs cannot be selected as video inputs for
the current source.
Video Source Selects the video signal connection for
this source. e default is HDMI; this setting must be
changed if another connection is used.
< HDMI: the unit is forced to use the HDMI video
input for this source.
< Component: the unit is forced to use the
COMPONENT/RGB video input for this source.
< S-Video: the unit is forced to use the SVIDEO input
for this source.
< Composite: the unit is forced to use the COMPOSITE
video input for this source.
Audio Source – Selects the particular connection type
for each input. e default is HDMI; this setting must be
changed if another connection is used.
Select from the list the audio type you are using on this
source.
< HDMI: the unit is forced to use the HDMI audio
input for this source.
< Digital: the unit is forced to use the optical (TOSLINK)
or coaxial (S/PDIF) digital audio input for this source
< Analogue: the unit is forced to use the analogue
audio input for this source.
General Setup
General information and system controls.
Source Input – (Information only) e currently
selected input to which the settings below relate.
Incoming Format – (Information only) e format
of the digital audio stream connected to this input, if
present.
Incoming Sample Rate – (Information only) e
sample rate of the digital audio stream connected to this
input, if present.
Incoming Bit Rate – (Information only) e bit rate
of the digital audio stream connected to this input, if
present.
Dialnorm – (Information only) If a Dolby Digital audio
stream is connected to this input, this is the Dialogue
Normalisation setting requested by the stream.
Video Inpute currently selected video input. For
inputs that have video connections (e.g. SAT, PVR etc),
audio and video inputs normally switch over together.
However, here you can temporarily select a dierent
video source for the current audio source. is feature
may be useful, for example, if you are watching a sports
game on satellite but on this occasion wish to listen to
the commentary on the radio instead. is temporary
override is reset when the input source is changed so
that the Video Input follows the Audio Input setting (or
the setting in the Video Inputs menu, if applicable).
Audio Compression – Allows selection of compression
which is ideal for late night listening. e compression
eect increases the volume of the quiet passages
and decreases the volume of the louder passages.
Compression only applies to Dolby soundtrack formats
that support this function (DTS is not supported).
< O: (default) no audio compression is applied.
< Medium: compression is applied so that loud
portions of a soundtrack are reduced in level.
< High: the maximum amount of dynamic range
compression is applied, so that the dierence
between loud and quiet portions of a soundtrack is
minimised.
is setting applies to all inputs when a relevant digital
audio stream is detected. It is stored in memory and
recalled each time the unit is powered up.
Balance – To alter the sound balance temporarily
between front le and right speakers. You can alter
the sound stage to either the le or the right by up to
6dB. Note that it is not possible to shi the audio signal
completely over to one channel. is function resets to
equal le/right balance when the input is changed.
PLII Dimension
PLII Centre Width
PLII Panorama
ese allow the adjustment of the sound eld for Dolby
Pro Logic II Music mode decoding of two-channel
sources. ese setting apply to all inputs when PLII or
PLIIx Music decoding is selected. e settings are stored
in memory and recalled each time PLII or PLIIx Music
mode is selected.
< PLII Dimension: Allows the user gradually to
adjust the sound eld either towards the front or
towards the rear. Settings range from -3 to +3. We
recommend Dimension is set to 0 for normal use.
< PLII Centre Width: Controls the centre image
width.With Pro Logic decoding, dominant centre
signals come only from the centre speaker. If no
centre speaker is present, the decoder splits the
centre signal equally to the le and right speakers
to create a ‘phantom’ centre image. e Centre
Width control allows variable adjustment of the
centre image so it may be heard only from the
centre speaker; only from the le/right speakers as a
phantom image; or from all three front speakers to
varying degrees. We recommend Centre Width is set
to 3 for normal use.
< PLII Panorama: Extends the front centre image to
include the surround speakers for an exciting ‘wrap-
around’ eect with side-wall imaging.
Digital Output Freq.Sets the sampling frequency of
the audio Analogue-to-Digital converter. is setting
applies to all inputs when analogue audio is being
processed (i.e. not Stereo Direct mode). It is stored in
memory and recalled each time the unit is powered up.
Maximum Volume – Limits the maximum volume
setting the system can be turned up to in the main zone.
is is a useful feature to prevent accidental overdriving
of low power-handling speakers (for example). It is
stored in memory and recalled each time the unit is
powered up.
Max On Volume – Limits the maximum volume the
system operates in the main zone when it is switched
on or comes out of Standby. e system comes on at
this stored volume setting if the last used (possibly very
loud) volume exceeds this value. It is stored in memory
and recalled each time the unit is powered up.
Display on timeSets the time that the front panel
display remains illuminated aer receiving a command.
e default is always on.
Audio In iPod – If you have an iPod connected to the
AVR400 using an Arcam irDock or rLead, this control
allows you to set which audio input is used.
CEC Control – Enables or disables HDMI CEC control,
a system that allows devices connected with HDMI to
control other compatible connected devices.
ARC Control – Enables or disables the HDMI 1.4 Audio
Return Channel. is allows for television sound to be
sent back to the AVR400, via the “Display” input.
HDMI Audio To TV – Enables or disables the
transmission of HDMI audio from the HDMI output
connector. Enable this setting if you wish to be able to
listen using your TV speakers.
RS232 Control Enables or disables RS232 control,
a system that allows control from various third-party
home automation systems.
Auto Setup
Auto Speaker Setup of your loudspeakers and subwoofer
(if present) is controlled by this menu. A full description
of how Auto Speaker Setup works is given on page E-33.
Remember to insert the calibration microphone into
the AUX input on the front panel and position the
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microphone at the listening position before running
Auto Setup.
Run Auto Setup – Press OK (or O on the remote) to
start Auto Speaker Setup. e process will generate test
tones from the speakers and will typically take less than
two minutes. e test tone generator will cycle round
each speaker twice.
Accept Setup When Auto Speaker Setup has
completed without errors you can choose to accept or
reject the settings
< No: e settings are not stored in memory.
< Yes: All the speaker settings (speakers present, type,
distance, level and crossover frequency) are stored
in the relevant sections of the Setup Menu and
overwrite any previous settings.
Auto Setup Progress – Gives a summary of what Auto
Speaker Setup is doing as it progresses, starting with
which speaker is being tested.
<Noise Level: Checking noise level relative to each
speaker and subwoofer.
<Number of Speakers: Speaker conguration is
detected including the number of surround speakers
and whether a subwoofer and center speaker are
connected.
<Speaker Distance: Accurately detects the
appropriate distance of each speaker position as well
as the subwoofer with respect to the microphone
position.
< Speaker Level and Size: e crossover is set based
on each channels signal handling capability and the
subwoofer crossover is automatically set. e SPL
(Sound Pressure Level) of each speaker is matched
with respect to the microphone position.
< Calculating EQ: Data gathered from each of the
speakers is being processed.
< Completed Error: A problem was detected with the
speaker setup. See the descriptions for each of the
individual speakers, below. Alternatively an invalid
speaker conguration was detected.
Front Left
Centre –
Front Right –
Surr. Right –
Surr. Back Right –
Surr. Back Left –
Surr. Left –
Subwoofer –
If the above speakers are correctly detected as present in
your speaker conguration, their size (Small or Large),
distance from the listening position and trim level
(dB) will be displayed. Note that size does not apply
to the subwoofer. Otherwise an error message will be
displayed:
< Not Present: A speaker was not detected on this
channel.
Crossover Freq. –e frequency at which Auto Speaker
Setup determined is the best point to lter low frequency
sounds away from Small speakers and into the subwoofer
(or Large speakers if a subwoofer is not present).
Spkr Types
Settings for the types of loudspeaker you have connected
in your conguration. ese settings are applied to all
audio inputs and are stored in memory and recalled
each time the unit is powered up.
Front Left / Right
Centre
Surr. Left / Right
Surr. Back L / R
Here you set the type of speakers that you have
connected to your AVR400:
< Large: capable of full frequency range reproduction
< Small: not capable of full frequency range
reproduction at the low frequency end
< None: speaker not present in your conguration
< Subwoofer: Set whether a subwoofer is present or not.
NOTE
It is not possible to set all speakers to Small unless
there is a subwoofer in your speaker conguration.
If you do not have a subwoofer, you will be forced to
set your front speakers to Large.
Crossover Freq – is is the frequency at which
loudspeakers set as Small start to redirect bass signals to
the Subwoofer or Large speakers in your system. Small
speakers redirect bass to the subwoofer, if present. e
exception is the Centre speaker which, if Small, redirects
its bass to front le/right provided that they themselves
are Large. is is done to help keep Centre bass directly
in front of the listening position.
MCH Sub Levels – is setting controls the subwoofer
level from an externally decoded multi-channel source
(BD-A, SACD, etc). Most BD players require a +10dB
compensation on the subwoofer channel to maintain the
correct balance with the main channels.
< +10dB: for normal BD players which output the
analogue subwoofer channel at the low 0dBr level.
Gain compensation of +10dB is added to the
subwoofer channel of the MCH INPUT in the AVR400.
< 0dB Normal: for BD players which output the
analogue subwoofer channel at the correct +10dBr
level. No subwoofer gain compensation is needed
on the subwoofer channel of the MCH INPUT in the
AVR400.
Use Channels 6+7 for – If your main zone speaker
set up does not include Surround Back Le and Right
speakers, you can choose to use the Surround Back
amplier channels to Bi-Amp the Front Le and Right
pair, or as a stereo power amplier for Zone2.
Spkr Distance
Calibration settings for the distances between the
loudspeakers and the listening position.
NOTE
Speakers that are not present in your conguration
will be greyed out.
ese settings are applied to all audio inputs and are
stored in memory and recalled each time the unit is
powered up.
Units Select whether you wish to measure distances in
imperial or metric units.
Front Left
Centre –
Front Right –
Surr. Right –
Surr. Back Right –
Surr. Back Left –
Surr. Left –
Subwoofer –
As described in essential setupon page E-32, measure the
distance from each loudspeaker in your system to your
ear in the main listening position and enter the values.
is allows the AVR400 to calculate the correct relative
delay for each loudspeaker.
Spkr Levels
Calibration settings for the test noise signal level
through the loudspeakers and measured at the listening
position.
NOTE
Speakers that are not present in your conguration
will be greyed out.
ese settings are applied to all audio inputs and are
stored in memory and recalled each time the unit is
powered up.
Use the B and C navigation buttons on the remote
control to select the relevant speaker. Press O to
enable/disable the calibration noise and the D and E
navigation buttons to adjust the noise level from each
speaker.
Front Left
Centre –
Front Right –
Surr. Right –
Surr. Back Right –
Surr. Back Left –
Surr. Left –
Subwoofer –
As described in “essential setup” on page E-32, adjust the
level of the test noise from each speaker so that an SPL
meter at the listening position measures 75dB SPL.
NOTE
Auto calibration is possible only for a 7.1 or
5.1 speaker conguration. For other speaker
congurations such as a 2.1 (stereo + subwoofer)
setup, you must complete setup manually by
referring to the guidelines below for Speaker
Conguration, Speaker Distance and Speaker
Levels.
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Video Inputs
Settings to optionally assign a video source to each of
the normally audio-only inputs.
ese settings are stored in memory and recalled each
time the unit is powered up.
Video Input CD
Video Input Aux –
Video Input AM / FM –
Video Input MCH –
Video Input iPod –
Video Input Net –
Video In Digital Radio
e default for each of the audio inputs is ‘None,
however for example you could associate the satellite
Sat’ video with AM, FM and Digital Radio audio if you
wished. is way you could listen to the FM or AM or
Digital Radio commentary of a sports game but have the
pictures from the satellite coverage.
Video Outputs
e settings in this menu control the output resolution
from the video processor in the AVR400. ese settings
are applied to all video inputs and are stored in memory
and recalled each time the unit is powered up.
NOTE
Important points to remember:
For the analogue output
You should set the frame rate (50Hz Interlaced for
PAL, 60Hz Interlaced for NTSC) and the aspect
ratio (4:3 standard or 16:9 widescreen) to match
your display device.
For the HDMI output
e output resolution, frame rate and display
aspect ratio can be automatically determined by
the AVR400. Alternatively these settings can be
manually selected.
Zone1 OSD – Selects whether the main zone pop-up
OSD messages are On or O. It is stored in memory and
recalled each time the unit is powered up.
< When On, all user adjustments that are made
during the general use of the AVR400 are displayed
on screen as well as the front panel display. is
includes the adjustment of volume, subwoofer level,
lip sync, tone controls, etc. It is stored in memory
and recalled each time the unit is powered up.
< When O, the above user adjustments will not
appear on screen, only on the front panel display.
is leaves the picture on your display device clear
of pop-up text. However, regardless of this setting
the Setup menus are always displayed on screen.
Zone2 OSD – Selects whether the Zone 2 pop-up OSD
messages are On or O. It is stored in memory and
recalled each time the unit is powered up.
Analogue Output – is setting controls the output
resolution of the analogue video output of Zone1. e
dropdown list shows all the resolutions that the AVR400
video processor can output.
Analogue Frame Rate is setting controls the output
frame rate of the analogue video outputs of Zone1. is
setting is only valid if the HDMI output is not being
used at the time. See the Note ‘Important points to
remember’ regarding analogue frame rates.
Display Type – Set the aspect ratio of your display
device; 4:3 standard or 16:9 widescreen.
HDMI Output Resolution – is setting controls the
output resolution of the HDMI output.
<e dropdown list shows all the resolutions that the
AVR400 video processor can output. Resolutions
that are not supported by the connected display
device are greyed out and cannot be selected.
< Preferred: sets the output resolution to be the
preferred resolution that is requested by the display
device. is is oen the highest resolution the
display device can receive.
< Bypass: this is a special mode where video passes
straight through the AVR400 without alteration.
Use this mode to watch 3D content on a 3D
television. is mode also allows the AVR400 to
output video with a 23.976Hz frame rate. e output
resolution and frame rate will be identical to the
input resolution and frame rate. e display must be
capable of supporting the input resolution and frame
rate — if the input video format is not supported by
the display there will be no picture.
Output Frame Rate is setting controls the output
frame rate of the HDMI output.
<e dropdown list shows all the frame rates that the
AVR400 video processor can output. Frame rates
that are not supported by the connected display
device at the above resolution are greyed out and
cannot be selected.
<Auto sets the HDMI OUT frame rate to be the
preferred frame rate that is requested by the display
device for the currently used resolution.
<Follow input sets the HDMI OUT frame rate to be the
same as the input frame rate. Use this setting if you
regularly switch between 24Hz and 50/60Hz content
and have a 24p compatible TV.
Lipsync(Information only) Displays how much lip
sync is automatically applied to the HDMI output to
compensate for video processing delays in the attached
display device. Not all display devices support this
function.
Mode
Lists the decode and downmix options you wish to
include when cycling through the options on the MODE
button. Settings are Yes or No. e list is divided into
two sections depending on the source audio type.
See section “decoding modes” on page E-40 for more
information on each processing and decoding mode.
ese settings are applied to all audio inputs and are
stored in memory and recalled each time the unit is
powered up.
For Stereo sources:
Dolby ProLogic –
Dolby PLIIx Movie –
Dolby PLIIx Music
Dolby PLIIx Game –
Neo:6 Cinema –
Neo:6 Music –
e rst section, ‘Stereo sources’ is the list of processing
modes you wish to make available for stereo signals
(analogue stereo, digital PCM stereo, Dolby 2.0, DTS
2.0, etc). When a stereo signal is applied, each press of
the MODE button cycles through the processing modes
you have enabled in the ‘Stereo sources’ section. e
unprocessed Stereo option is always available for stereo
signals therefore it is not shown in the list.
For Multi-channel sources:
Stereo Downmix –
Dolby Digital EX –
Dolby PLIIx Movie –
Dolby PLIIx Music
e second section, ‘Multi-channel sources’ is the list
of processing modes you wish to make available for
multi-channel digital signals (any Dolby or DTS digital
stream that has more channels than stereo 2.0). When a
multi-channel digital signal is applied, each press of the
MODE button cycles through the processing modes you
have enabled in the ‘Multi-channel sources’ section.
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Zone Settings
Lists the volume and control settings for Zone2 . ese
settings are applied to all audio inputs and are stored in
memory and recalled each time the unit is powered up.
Z2 Input – Selects the analogue audio and composite
video source to be routed to Zone2. e default is
‘Follow Z1’, i.e. the same source as currently selected in
Zone 1.
Zone 2 Status – displays whether Zone 2 is in Standby
or On, for information only.
Zone2 Volume – e current volume in Zone2.
Zone2 Max. VolLimits the maximum volume setting
the system can be turned up to in the Zone2. is is a
useful feature to prevent accidental overdriving of low
power-handling speakers, for example.
Zone2 Fixed Vol – e Zone2 volume control can be
locked at the current value for use with an external
amplier with its own volume control in Zone2.
Zone2 Max On Vol Limits the maximum volume the
system operates in the Zone2 when it is switched on
or comes out of Standby. e system comes on at this
volume if the last used (possibly very loud) volume
exceeds this value.
Zone 2 format – Selects the video format used for the
Zone 2 composite video output. PAL is mostly used in
Europe and NTSC is mostly used in North America.
is setting should only be changed if there is an
unstable OSD on the Zone 2 display.
Network
e AVR400 is tted with an network audio client which
is capable of playing internet radio stations as well as
stored music on a network storage device such as a PC,
or on a USB ash drive.
Use DHCP – Select if your network uses DHCP
<No: To assign a xed IP address manually.
<Yes: To use network parameters given by the DHCP
server.
IP Address – If not using DHCP, enter the IP address
you have assigned to the AVR400 for your network.
Subnet Mask – If not using DHCP, enter the subnet
mask for the AVR400 on your network.
Gateway – If not using DHCP, enter the IP address of
the router the AVR400 is connected to.
Primary DNS – If not using DHCP, enter the Primary
DNS IP address of your internet service provider.
Alternate DNS – If not using DHCP, enter the Secondary
DNS IP address of your internet service provider.
MAC address (Information only) e unique address
of the network card in your AVR400.
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Introduction
Your AVR400 receiver provides all the key decoding
and processing modes for analogue and digital signals,
including the latest high denition audio formats over
HDMI.
Modes for digital sources
Digital recordings are usually encoded to include
information about their format type. e AVR400
detects automatically the relevant format in a digital
signal – such as Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, or DTS – and
switches in the appropriate decoding.
Modes for analogue sources
Analogue recordings do not contain information about
their encoding formats, so the desired mode – such as
Dolby Pro Logic – needs to be selected manually.
Mode memory
Dolby Digital or DTS audio (including the high
denition formats) can be output in two mix modes,
selected using the MODE button:
< Surround (e.g., ve main channels plus a subwoofer
for a 5.1 source)
< Stereo downmix.
Two-channel audio, regardless of whether it is analogue
or digital can also be output in two mix modes, selected
using the mode button:
< Surround (e.g., Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, Neo:6
Music, etc.)
< Stereo.
e AVR400 stores the settings for each source (except
MCH). us the decoding mode for the following
groups of source material can be stored independently:
< Dolby Digital (multi-channel) and DTS source
material
< Two channel Dolby, PCM or Analogue source
material
Two-channel source modes
e following decoding and surround modes are
available for standard and high denition Dolby Digital
2.0, DTS 2.0, PCM or analogue sources:
Stereo
Pro Logic II Movie
Pro Logic II Music
Pro Logic II Game
Pro Logic IIx Movie
Pro Logic IIx Music
Pro Logic IIx Game
Pro Logic
Neo:6 Cinema
Neo:6 Music
NOTE
Pro Logic IIx modes are only selectable when
Surround Back speakers are present.
Stereo
In this mode the AVR400 works as a conventional high
quality audio amplier. Note that if the subwoofer is
enabled in stereo mode, then some processing of the
signal will be carried out. To achieve ultimate sound
quality with analogue sources, select the Stereo Direct
function if an analogue connection is present.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II decoding is designed to produce ve-
channel output from two-channel source material.
ere are three dierent modes available in Pro Logic II:
‘Movie, ‘Music’ and ‘Game’ modes, which are intended
for use as their names suggest. Due to the dierent
recording methods used for movies, music and video
games, it is recommended that the correct decoding
mode for your source material is used to obtain best
results.
< Movie mode: is is intended for use with
cinematic’ material, which is mixed and monitored
in a calibrated multi-channel environment. Movie
mode is a ‘xed’ mode that is designed to give a
similar sound when listening using a home cinema
system to that obtained in a cinema.
< Music mode : Stereo music is not designed for
surround processing, although good surround
eects can be obtained through careful production.
decoding
modes
As the optimum decoding method varies according
to the recording, Music mode allows the user
adjustment of the processing characteristics.
< Game mode: Video games today are extremely
sophisticated, with dramatic 5.1 surround
audio tracks. Game mode gives augmented bass
management to capture the full eect of game
sounds panned to the surrounds, ensuring the
bass impact from purer surround eects are fully
delivered to the subwoofer.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an extension of the Dolby Pro
Logic matrix-decoding method. e decoder allows
the processor to derive seven outputs from a two or
multi-channel (up to 5.1 with EX) source to take better
advantage of all ampliers and speakers in a 7.1 setup.
As with Pro Logic, there are three dierent modes
available: Movie, Music and Game. Due to dierent
recording methods used for movies and music, you
should select the correct mode for your source material.
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic is a legacy mode that is designed
to produce a ve-channel output from two-channel
source material. It should be used only when the source
material is encoded as Dolby Pro Logic; otherwise,
we recommend the use of Dolby Pro Logic II. is is
because Pro Logic processing on straight stereo sources
can sound mued and compressed.
DTS Neo:6
DTS Neo:6 provides up to six full-band channels of
decoding from stereo material. e AVR400 will derive
separate channels corresponding to the standard home
theatre layout.
< Cinema : A movie mode designed to reproduce
a movie theatre environment. Neo:6 technology
allows various sound elements within a channel or
channels to be steered separately, and in a way which
follows the original presentation naturally.
< Music : A music mode designed to produce a lively,
high-integrity surround-eect from most two-
channel music sources from all available speakers.
Neo:6 music mode expands stereo recordings into
the ve or six-channel layout without diminishing
the subtlety and integrity of the original stereo
recording.
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High resolution audio sources
Dolby TrueHD Provides up to 7.1 full channel at 96kHz, 24bit resolution, with potentially no
losses in the compression process. Data rates can be up to 18Mbps.
Dolby Digital Plus Provides up to 7.1 discrete channels of audio with less compression than
traditional Dolby Digital encoding. Data rates can be up to 6Mbps.
DTS-HD Master Audio Provides up to 7.1 full channel at 96kHz, 24bit resolution, with potentially no
losses in the compression process. Data rates can be up to 24.5Mbps.
For Dolby Digital sources
Dolby Digital 5.1 e most commonly used sound format for DVD video, and is also the
standard for US television. Dolby Digital 5.1 sources deliver sound with ve
discrete full-range channels; le, centre, right, surround le, surround right,
plus a low frequency eects (LFE) channel.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
Downmix
Provides a stereo downmix of the source material for use with headphones.
Dolby Digital EX is is an extension to Dolby Digital decoding that provides a 6-channel output
from a 5-channel input. e extra channel is the centre-surround channel (for
which the two surround back speakers are used), and is derived from the le
and right surround channel information. is decode mode should be used
only when the source material is ‘Surround EX’ encoded (which is normally
indicated on the disc packaging and should be detected automatically by the
AVR400), but may be used at other times if desired.
Dolby Digital 5.1 + Pro Logic
IIx Movie
is mode is used to derive information for the individual surround back
channels from the surround channels, using the Pro Logic IIx Movie decoder.
Dolby Digital 5.1 + Pro Logic
IIx Music
is mode is used to derive information for the individual surround back
channels from the surround channels, using the Pro Logic IIx Music decoder.
e controls for adjusting Pro Logic IIx Music in ‘General Setup’ can be used in
this mode.
For DTS sources
DTS 5.1 Less common than the Dolby Digital format, but generally recognised within
the audio industry as being of superior sound quality. DTS 5.1 delivers
surround sound with ve full range channels plus an LFE channel.
DTS 5.1 Stereo Downmix Provides a stereo downmix of the source material for use with headphones.
DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix is is a 6.1 channel format based on DTS 5.1. It has the sixth channel matrix
encoded into the surround le and surround right channels. e sixth channel
is a surround centre channel and is directed to the surround back le and
surround back right speakers.
DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete is is a true discrete 6.1 channel sound format (unlike DTS-ES Matrix).
DTS-ES discrete mode operates only on sources with DTS-ES 6.1 discrete
audio encoding.
DTS96/24 Provides up to 5.1 channels of audio at 96kHz, 24bit resolution for superior
sound quality compared to standard DTS 5.1
Multi-channel source modes
Digital multi-channel source material is normally
provided as ‘5.1 audio. e ‘5.1 channels’ comprise
of: le, centre and right front speakers, two surround
speakers and a low frequency eects (LFE) channel.
Since the LFE channel is not a full range channel, it is
referred to as ‘.1’.
Surround systems decode and reproduce the 5.1
channels directly. Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES matrix
enhanced decoding systems create one extra rear
channel from information buried in the two surround
signals of the 5.1 source. ese EX and ES enhanced
systems are sometimes referred to as ‘6.1’ systems. is
extra surround back channel is normally reproduced
through two separate loudspeakers, creating a ‘7.1’
system.
DTS-ES discrete is a true ‘6.1’ source, with six discretely
encoded channels, plus the ‘.1’ LFE channel.
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD are
high-resolution surround formats found on Blu-Ray
discs
Decoding modes
e modes given in the following table are available for
multi-channel digital sources.
Special modes such as DTS-ES 6.1 discrete, Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD are only
available from the correct source material.
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Dolby volume
Dolby Volume is a sophisticated new
technology that resolves the problem of
dierent volume levels between programme content
(e.g. a TV show and advert breaks) and between sources
(e.g. a rock radio station and DVD, or between two
TV stations). It lets the listener enjoy everything at the
same preferred listening level without having to reach
for the volume control to compensate for the dierent
recording/output levels. is is the Volume Leveller
function of Dolby Volume.
Dolby Volume also works in conjunction with the
AVR400 volume control setting to compensate for
the ears changing sensitivity at dierent frequencies
depending on how loud the audio is. It is based on
a model of how human hearing works. It properly
balances low, mid and high frequencies to maintain all
the nuances and impact of the original audio regardless
of the actual selected playback volume level. is is the
Volume Modeller function of Dolby Volume.
Dolby Volume measures, analyses and maintains volume
levels based on how people perceive sound. A variety of
audio parameters are monitored including spectral- and
time-based loudness to ensure that perceived dynamics,
timbre and bass performance remain consistent at all
volume levels.
Dolby Volume also lets the listener control a
programmes dynamic range – the range between loud
and quiet sounds. For example, with the volume turned
down for late-night viewing, dynamic range can be
adjusted so that speech remains clear and loud eects or
music passages retain their impact without waking up
the family.
Settings
Dolby Volume can be applied to any analogue or digital
stereo source or any digital multi-channel source. It is
not available in Stereo Direct or on the analogue multi-
channel input. Dolby Volume can even be applied to
processing of stereo signals (e.g. PLII Music) or when
down-mixing a digital multi-channel source (e.g. Dolby
Digital 5.1 down to stereo).
Dolby Volume can be enabled and congured separately
for each audio input in the Input Cong menu. e
default is ‘O’ for ‘audiophile’ listening. You may wish
to turn Dolby Volume ‘On’ for TV and movie sources
to maintain the same perceived overall listening level
between sources and frequency response regardless of
the volume setting. Most of the controlling parameters
of Dolby Volume are automatic as they are dependent
on analysis of the audio signal and the volume setting
of the AVR400. However, the Volume Leveller and
Calibration Oset controls (see below) can be adjusted
to your preference.
Volume Leveller
e Volume Leveller function of Dolby Volume controls
how closely quiet and loud sources and programme
content are matched to each other, based on the
ear’s perception of loudness. e range of values is 0
(minimal levelling) to 10 (maximum levelling). e
default setting is 2. If the Volume Leveller function
is turned o, no level matching between sources and
programme material is performed. is is not the
same as turning Dolby Volume o as volume related
frequency response processing is still active.
When Dolby Volume is being applied to the current
input, a Dolby Volume processing mode indicator is
shown on the OSD and the front panel display.
Calibration Oset
e Calibration Oset parameter of Dolby Volume
allows you to compensate for speaker eciencies and
listening position – eectively moving the reference
listening level up or down the volume scale. e default
value is 0 and this should normally produce a good
result when the AVR400 speaker levels are set using
a sound pressure level meter at the listening position
(75dB SPL, ‘C’ weighting, slow response).
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tuner
operation
e AVR400 is tted with an internal AM/FM tuner
and a DAB (digital radio) tuner. DAB broadcasts are not
available in all locations.
is section deals with tuner operation, for information
on setting up the tuner and installing aerials, see page E-16.
When a tuner input is selected, the OSD shows a list
of radio presets plus an information panel giving all
available information about the current frequency (for
AM and FM) or station (for DAB).
e front panel will also give the same information,
pressing the INFO key will cycle through the various
items of information:
AM
• Processing mode (default)
• Frequency
• Signal strength
FM
• Processing mode (default)
• Radiotext (if available)
• Programme type (if available)
• Signal strength
DAB
• Processing mode (default)
• Radiotext (if available)
• Programme type
• Signal quality
• Bit-rate of transmission
Tuning/Channel Selection
When switching to the internal TUNER source, the
AVR400 enters the last used tuner band, be it AM / FM
/ DAB (if tted). Repeatedly pressing T cycles through
the available tuner bands on your AVR400.
FM/AM analogue radio
Frequency tuning on FM and AM radio is done using
the < and > buttons on the CR102 remote control in
TUN device mode. Individual presses move the frequency
down and up one step. If you press and hold either of
the tuning buttons for two seconds, the tuner scans to
the next strong signal. You can stop a scan at any time by
pressing one of the tuning buttons again.
In Europe, the internal FM radio is capable of receiving
RDS (Radio Data System) radiotext signals that are
transmitted on some stations. e RDS information
typically includes the radio station name, the music or
speech genre as well as additional information related to
the current programme. On music stations this is oen
information on the currently playing track.
DAB digital radio
If your AVR400 is tted with the optional DAB tuner
you will need to scan for available stations before being
able to listen to them.
To scan for DAB stations, rst select the DAB tuner then
press and hold O until the display indicates scanning
has started. e AVR400 will then scan all the DAB
radio frequencies and compile a list of the stations that
are available.
When the scan is complete, you can scroll through the
station list using the < and > buttons on the CR102
remote control. To listen to the currently displayed
station press the O. If you do not press O within
two seconds, the display will revert to displaying the
currently playing station.
Internet radio
Please see the Network/USB Operation section on
page E-45 for details of internet radio operation.
Saving and selecting Presets
Preset selection uses the B and C keys on the
remote to browse and O to select the preset when the
CR102 is in TUN device mode.
Up to 50 presets can be stored and these can be from
any band, for example Preset 1 could be an AM station,
preset two a DAB station, etc. Pressing the OK key causes
the next available preset number to be displayed, then
pressing the OK key again stores the current frequency/
channel in that preset. If a dierent preset number is
required, press the B or C keys until the desired
number is displayed before pressing the OK key for a
second time.
Deleting Presets
When in tuner browse mode (using B and , to
scroll through the presets), the yellow button on the
CR102 remote is used to delete the currently highlighted
(but not playing) station or frequency.
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network/usb
operation
e AVR400 is tted with a network audio client which
is capable of playing internet radio stations as well as
stored music on a network storage device such as a PC,
or from a USB ash drive.
For information on installing the AVR400 on your
network, see page E-17.
e AVR400 supports the following le formats:
< MP3
< WMA (Windows Media Audio)
< WAV
< FLAC (Free Lossless Audio CODEC)
< MPEG-4 AAC (iTunes) with DRM10 support
Favourites
You can store internet radio stations in your ‘favourites
folder for easy access later. Once playing, pressing
the FAV+ key adds the track to the ‘favourites’ folder.
Pressing FAV- removes the station from the ‘favourites
folder (this key only has an eect if the station is in the
favourites folder).
Selecting the playback source
Selecting the network client will allow playback of
internet radio stations and stored music on a networked
storage device or USB memory device.
To select the network source the CR102 remote must
rst be in AMP device mode (press A). en press S
+ e on the remote to select the Network source. You
can also cycle to it using the INPUT / INPUT+ keys on the
front panel.
e ‘home’ page has options for playing audio from a
USB device, Internet Radio or from your home network
using the ‘Music Player’ option. Navigate through these
items using the B, C, D and E keys. Folders that
may contain playable les have a symbol, playable
les have a symbol. Once you reach the track you
wish to play, press OK key.
Once playing, pressing ; will pause the track (except
Internet Radio).
Pressing the / key skips forward one track. If the last
track is reached the key is ignored.
Pressing the 0 key skips back one track. If the rst track
is reached, the key is ignored.
Pressing the r key on the remote plays the tracks in
the current folder in a random order.
Pressing the R key on the remote repeats all the les
in the current folder. Pressing it again cancels the repeat
function.
USB playback
Insert a USB device into the socket on the AVR400 and
select the network client input. e USB device appears
in the list of folders that can be navigated. Highlight it
using the Band C keys and press E to navigate the
contents of the USB device. Navigate through folders
(using the B, C, D and E keys) to a music le
and press the OK key to play the le.
Internet radio stations
Although you can manually browse for an internet radio
station, the AVR400 uses the vTuner service to allow
easy selection of favourite internet radio stations and
podcasts. To set up this service for your AVR400, please
visit www.arcamradio.co.uk
ere, you will be asked to enter the Media Access
Controller (MAC) address which is the unique ID of
your AVR400. is MAC address can be found in the
network section of the setup menu.
Once you have entered the MAC address, you can then
browse stations and podcasts and set up groups of
favourite stations. When you next connect your AVR400
to the internet, these groups will appear in the ‘My
favourites’ folder.
Pressing the INFO key will cycle what is shown on the
lower portion of the front panel display between:
< Elapsed Time (default)
< Processing mode
< Album (if available)
< Artist (if available)
< File information (bitrate, type).
iPod
It is possible to connect an iPod to your AVR400 using
either the Arcam rLead or irDock accessories (please
contact your dealer).
Connect the 9-way plug into the socket marked ‘irDock
and the audio leads to the VCR input (the iPod input
can be changed in the General Setup menu). If your
iPod has video output and you are using the irDock,
connect the composite and S-Video leads to the VCR
video inputs.
To select the iPod input,
press the e key on the
remote while in AMP
Device Mode, or cycle
to it using the  INPUT /
INPUT + keys on the front
panel. Find songs to play by navigating through Artists,
Albums etc. using the B, C, D and E keys.
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NOTE
For playback from a network device, the network
device needs to running a universal plug and play
(uPnP) service, such as Windows Media Player 11.
is can be downloaded free of charge from
www.microsoft.com or installed via the Windows
update installer. Windows 7 and Vista™ have this
functionality built in. Windows Media Player
requires music library sharing/streaming to be
enabled in order to serve music to the AVR400.
Other free and paid-for uPnP services are available
for other computer operating systems. Some
network attached storage (NAS) systems include a
built-in version of a uPnP service.
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Zone2 control connections
e AVR400 also allows remote control from Zone 2.
Z2 IR
is allows the AVR400 to be
controlled remotely from Zone2
via Infra-red remote control.
Connect a remote IR receiver
in Zone2 to allow control of
the AVR400 from this listening/
viewing area.
For more information on remote IR receivers, see ‘Z1
IR’ on page E-17.
TRIG Z2
is allows the AVR400 to remotely switch on devices
in Zone2 when Zone 2 is selected. For example you
could set your television in Zone2 to switch on when
‘Zone2’ is selected on AVR400.
For more information on triggers, see ‘Trigger
connectorson page E-17. Please note that not all AV devices
have this feature, nor are triggers essential for listening
and viewing in a separate zone.
multi-room
set up
e AVR400 allows independent routing and control o