Arcam AVR500 Home Theater System User Manual

Tuner – AVR500/AVR600 only
e AVR500/AVR600 is tted with an internal AM/FM
tuner. Depending on your location and installed options,
it may also be tted with a DAB tuner (Europe) or Sirius
satellite radio connection (Americas; AVR600 only).
Sirius requires the purchase of the ‘SiriusConnect™
Home Tuner’ kit and Sirius subscription – please visit for details.
is section deals with tuner operation, for information
on setting up the tuner and installing aerials, see page
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 channel (for DAB or Sirius).
e front panel will also give the same information,
pressing the
INFO key will cycle through the various
items of information:
• Processing mode (default)
• Frequency
• Signal strength
• Processing mode (default)
• Radiotext (if available; shows ‘No radiotext’ if none
• Programme type (if available)
• Signal strength
• Processing mode (default)
• Radiotext (if available; shows ‘No radiotext’ if none
• Programme type
• Signal quality
• Bit-rate of transmission
• Processing mode (default)
• Artist Name: Song Title
• Composer (if available)
• Category Name
• Signal quality
Tuning/Channel Selection
When switching to the internal TUNER source, the
AVR500/AVR600 enters the last used tuner band, be it
AM / FM / DAB (if tted) / Sirius (if tted). Repeatedly
cycles through the available tuner bands on
your AVR600.
FM/AM analogue radio
Frequency tuning on FM and AM radio is done using
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 AVR500/AVR600 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
until the display indicates scanning
has started. e AVR500/AVR600 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
buttons on the CR102
remote control. To listen to the currently displayed
station press the
. If you do not press
two seconds, the display will revert to displaying the
currently playing station.
Internet radio
Please see the Network/USB Operation section on page
52 for details of internet radio operation.
Saving and selecting Presets
Preset selection uses the
keys on the
remote to browse and
to select the preset when the
CR102 is in TUN device mode.
Up to 99 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
keys until the desired number is displayed
before pressing the OK key for a second time.
Deleting Presets
When in tuner browse mode (using
scroll through the presets), the yellow button on the
CR102 remote is used to delete the currently highlighted
(but not playing) station or frequency.