Arcam AVR500 Home Theater System User Manual

Zone2 and 3 control outputs
e AVR500, AVR600 and AV888 also allow remote
control from remote zones.
Z2 IR and Z3 IR
is allows the AVR500/AVR600/AV888 to be
controlled remotely from Zone2 (or Zone3) via Infra-
red remote control. Connect a remote IR receiver in
Zone2 (or Zone3) to allow control of the AVR500/
AVR600/AV888 from these listening/viewing areas.
For more information on remote IR receivers, see ‘Z1 IR’
on page 17.
is allows the AVR500/AVR600/AV888 to remotely
switch on devices in Zone2 (or 3) when the appropriate
Zone is selected. For example you could set your
television in Zone2 to switch on when ‘Zone2’ is
selected on AVR500/AVR600/AV888.
For more information on triggers, see ‘Trigger
connectors’ on page 17. Please note that not all AV
devices have this feature, nor are triggers essential for
listening and viewing in a separate zone.
set up
e AVR500, AVR600 and AV888 allow independent
routing and control of analogue audio, Composite and
S-Video to a separate set of equipment, typically used
for a second living space, e.g., bedroom or lounge. e
AVR600 and AV888 also allow a copy of the Zone2
analogue audio to be routed to and controlled in a third
living space, Zone3.
e connection guide on the facing page shows how the
AVR600 or AV888 is normally connected in a multi-
room installation.
Zone2 receives only signals obtained by the AVR500,
AVR600 or AV888 from the analogue audio, Composite
and S-Video inputs. e analogue inputs are required
because there is no analogue-to-digital, digital-to-
analogue or DSP processing available for Zone2 signals
– the unit only converts video formats for Zone1.
For this reason, we recommend that in addition to any
digital connections, the Composite and/or S-Video
outputs from your source devices are connected to the
AVR500, AVR600 or AV888.
Video outputs
e Z2 S-Video and/or Composite output connectors of
the AVR500/AVR600/AV888 should be connected to
the analogue video inputs (usually labelled SVIDEO IN or
COMPOSITE VIDEO IN) of the display device in Zone2.
If you wish to make an HDMI connection to Zone 2,
you must accept the limitations of the AVR500/AVR600/
AV888 video processing system.
HDMI OUT 1 and OUT 2 both carry the same signals (as
there is only one video processing engine) and are
primarily intended for use in Zone 1. Full HDMI video
functionality in Zone 2 can only be achieved if Zone 1 is
not being used at the same time.
If Zone 1 is being used at the same time as Zone 2,
Zone 2 must follow the Zone 1 source selection if you
wish to receive HDMI signals in Zone 2. Zone 2 must
also be the same video resolution as Zone 1. If you wish
to watch a dierent source in Zone 2 than is currently
showing over HDMI in Zone 1, Zone 2 will be forced to
use the analogue video connections into and out of the
Due to the complications of using HDMI in Zone 2
we recommend the use of analogue video connections
instead, particularly as it is not possible to apply audio
lip sync to Zone 2 audio to compensate for video
processing delays.
Audio outputs
e Z2 OUT, R and L phono sockets should be connected
to the analogue audio inputs (Usually labelled
ANALOGUE AUDIO IN) of the Zone2 display device, or
to the inputs of an additional stereo power amplier in
Zone2 (for example, the Arcam P38).
Zone3 (AVR600/AV888 only)
A line-level signal from the stereo analogue audio is
available for Zone3. is is a copy of the Zone2 audio
signal, but has its own independent volume control.
Audio outputs
e Z3 OUT, R and L phono sockets should be connected
to the inputs of an additional stereo power amplier in
Zone3 (for example, the Arcam P38).