Arcam AVR500 Home Theater System User Manual

Important safety instructions
is product is designed and manufactured to meet
strict quality and safety standards. However, you should
be aware of the following installation and operation
1. Take heed of warnings and instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions
before operating this equipment. Retain this handbook
for future reference and adhere to all warnings in the
handbook or on the equipment.
2. Water and moisture
e presence of electricity near water can be dangerous.
Do not use the equipment near water – for example next
to a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, in a wet basement
or near a swimming pool, etc.
3. Object or liquid entry
Take care that objects do not fall and liquids are not
spilled into the enclosure through any openings. Liquid-
lled objects such as vases should not be placed on the
4. Placing the equipment
Only use a rack or shelf that is stable and strong enough
to support the weight of this equipment.
5. Ventilation
Do not place the equipment on a bed, sofa, rug or
similar so surface, or in an enclosed bookcase or
cabinet, since ventilation may be impeded.
6. Heat
Locate the equipment away from naked ames or heat-
producing appliances such as radiators, stoves or other
appliances that produce heat.
7. 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.
8. Cleaning
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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Power lines
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power
12. Speaker connections
Any speakers must be connected to the unit using high
quality class II wire (i.e. no connection to Earth should
be made). Failure to observe this precaution may cause
the unit to become damaged.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Servicing
You should not attempt to service the equipment.
Contact your dealer to arrange servicing.
16. Damage requiring service
e equipment should be serviced by qualied service
personnel when:
A. the power-supply cord or the plug has been
damaged, or
B. objects have fallen into, or liquid has spilled into the
equipment, or
C. the equipment has been exposed to rain, or
D. the equipment does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance, or
E. the equipment has been dropped or the enclosure
Safety compliance
is equipment has been designed to meet the IEC/EN
60065 international electrical safety standard.
is device 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
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.).
Many of these items are common sense precautions but, for your own safety and to ensure that you do not damage the unit, we recommend that you read them.
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 product’s 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 product.
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.