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Aerial connectors –
e AVR500/AVR600 is tted with an AM/FM receiver
module and Sirius connector or a DAB/FM 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 AVR500/AVR600 is capable of superb radio
reception, but only if it is receiving a good quality
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.
L-band, then ask your dealer for advice for the best
aerial to use.
e AVR600 is designed for use
with the ‘SiriusConnect™ Home
Tuner’ package which should be
connected via the cable supplied in
that package to the Sirius socket.
Listening to Satellite Radio
To listen to Satellite Radio, you’ll need to connect either
a SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio tuner (sold separately)
to your satellite-ready receiver. Satellite Radio is
available to residents of the US (except Alaska and
Hawaii) and Canada.
Satellite Radio delivers a variety of commercial-free music
from categories ranging from Pop, Rock, Country, R&B,
Dance, Jazz, Classical and many more plus coverage of
all the top professional and college sports including play
by play games from select leagues and teams. Additional
programming includes expert sports talk, uncensored
entertainment, comedy, family programming, local trac
and weather and news from your most trusted sources.
Whether you purchase a SIRIUS or XM tuner, you’ll
need to activate and subscribe to begin enjoying the
service. Easy to follow installation and setup instructions
are provided with the satellite tuners. Whichever service
you choose, there are a variety of programming packages
available, including the option of adding “e Best of
SIRIUS” programming to your XM tuner or “e Best
of XM” programming to your SIRIUS tuner, enabling
you to enjoy the most popular programming among
both services. e “Best of” packages are not available to
SIRIUS or XM Canada subscribers at this time.
Family friendly packages are also available to restrict
channels featuring content that may be inappropriate for
To subscribe to XM, U.S. customers should visit
www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-XMRADIO
(1-800-967-2346); Canadian customers should
visit www.xmradio.ca or call XM Listener Care at
To subscribe to SIRIUS, U.S. and Canadian customers
can call 1-888-539-SIRI (1-888-539-7474) or visit
www.sirius.com (US) or www.siriuscanada.ca (Canada).
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Contact your local Arcam dealer or aerial
installation experts for advice about local
In strong signal areas,
the DAB ‘T’ ribbon 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
When installed and receiving
DAB, check the signal
strength by pressing the front
panel or remote control’s
button until the signal quality
indicator is displayed.
In weak signal areas, a high-
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
If the DAB services in your
area are transmitted on