Harman-Kardon AVR65 Home Theater System User Manual

Multiroom Operation
The AVR65 is fully equipped to operate as
the control center for a sophisticated
multiroom operation with optional
remote IR sensors, speakers and power
amplifiers. Although some multiroom
installations will require the services of a
specially trained installer, it is possible
for the average do-it-yourself hobbyist to
install a simple remote room system. For
additional information on using the
AVR65 in multiroom installations we
suggest that you contact your dealer or
custom installer.
The key to remote room operation is
to link the remote room to the AVR65’s
location with wire for an infrared
receiver and speakers or an amplifier.
IR Link
The remote room IR receiver should be
connected to the AVR65 via standard
coaxial cable. Plug the IR connection
cable into the Multi jack c on the
AVR65’s rear panel.
If other Harman Kardon compatible
source equipment is part of the main
room installation, the Remote IR Out
jack b on the rear panel should be
connected to IR IN jack on the CD player
or cassette deck. This will enable the
remote room location to control source
equipment functions as well as the
remote room input and volume.
NOTE: All remotely controlled compo-
nents must be linked together in a daisy
chain. Connect the IR OUT jack of one
unit to the IR IN of the next to establish
this chain.
Audio Link
Depending on the distance from the
AVR65 to the remote room, two options
are available.
One option is to run high-quality,
shielded audio interconnect cable from
the AVR65’s location to the remote room.
At the remote room, connect the inter-
connect cable to a stereo power amplifier.
The amplifier will be connected to the
room’s speakers. No volume control is
required, as the AVR65 and the remote IR
link will provide that function. At the
AVR65, plug the audio interconnect
cables into the Multi Out jacks d on
the AVR65’s rear panel.
NOTE: The remote power amplifier
must have signal sensing capability or
be left on constantly to assure automatic
operation at the remote room.
As an alternative, place the amplifier
that will provide power to the remote
location speakers in the same room as
the AVR65, and connect the Multi Out
jacks d on the rear panel to the audio
input of the remote room amplifier. Use
the appropriate speaker wire to connect
the optional power amplifier to the
remote speakers. High-quality wire of at
least AWG14 is recommended for long
multiroom connections.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any cables run
inside walls should be CL3/FT4 rated,
or carry any other certification that is
required by the NEC, NFPA or state and
local building and electrical codes. To
avoid interference, audio and speaker
cables should not be parallel to, or in
the same conduits with AC cables. If you
have any questions about multiroom
wiring consult your dealer, custom
installer or a licensed contractor or
Multiroom Setup
Once the audio and IR link connections
have been made, the AVR65 needs to be
configured for multiroom operation
using the following steps. When making
these selections, you may use the front
panel Information Display, or use the On-
Screen Display system. Either the semi-
OSD system may be used, in which case
the choices will appear as a single-line
display at the bottom of the screen, or as
a full screen display. When the full-OSD
display system is in use, the complete list
of choices will appear on the screen.
To activate the semi-OSD, press the OSD
once. To activate the full-OSD,
press the OSD button
three times.
this will turn the semi-OSD on and then
off. The full-OSD will appear on the third
button press.
Once you have determined which, if any
OSD system to use, setup and operation of
the multiroom system is simple.
AVR65 120 volt Rev (C) 10/6/98