Harman-Kardon AVR 135 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Surround Mode Chart
Dolby Digital Available only with digital input sources encoded with Dolby Digital data. It provides up to five separate main audio channels and
a special dedicated Low-Frequency Effects channel.
Dolby Digital EX Available when the receiver is configured for 6.1/7.1-channel operation, Dolby Digital EX is the latest version of Dolby Digital.When used with
movies or other programs that have special encoding, Dolby Digital EX reproduces specially encoded soundtracks so that a full 6.1/7.1 sound field is
available.When the receiver is set for 6.1/7.1 operation and a Dolby Digital signal is present, the EX mode is automatically selected. Even if specific
EX encoding is not available to provide the additional channel, the special algorithms will derive a 6.1/7.1 output.
DTS 5.1
When the speaker configuration is set for 5.1-channel operation, the DTS 5.1 mode is available when DVD, audio-only music or laser discs encoded
with DTS data are played. DTS 5.1 provides up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated low-frequency channel.
DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix When the speaker configuration is set for 6.1/7.1 operation, playback of a DTS-encoded program source will automatically trigger the selection
DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete of one of the two DTS-ES modes. Newer discs with special DTS-ES discrete encoding will be decoded to provide six discrete, full-bandwidth
channels plus a separate low-frequency channel.All other DTS discs will be decoded using the DTS-ES Matrix mode, which creates a 6.1-channel
sound field from the original 5.1-channel soundtrack.
Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II is the latest version of Dolby Laboratory’s benchmark surround technology that decodes full-range, discrete left, center right,
Movie right surround and left surround channels from either matrix surround-encoded programs and conventional stereo sources when an analog input
Music is in use.The Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode is optimized for movie soundtracks, while the Pro Logic II Music mode should be used with
Pro Logic musical selections.The Pro Logic mode activates original Pro Logic processing for those who prefer that presentation.
Logic 7 Cinema Exclusive to Harman Kardon for A/V receivers, Logic 7 is an advanced mode that extracts the maximum surround information from either
Logic 7 Music surround-encoded programs or conventional stereo material. Depending on the number of speakers in use and the selection made in the
Logic 7 Enhance
SURROUND SELECT menu, the “5.1” versions of Logic 7 modes are available when the 5.1 option is chosen, while the “7.1” versions of
Logic 7 produce a full sound field presentation, including back surround speakers when the “6.1/7.1” option is chosen.The Logic 7 C (or Cinema)
mode should be used with any source that contains Dolby Surround or similar matrix encoding. Logic 7 C delivers increased center-channel
intelligibility, and more accurate placement of sounds with fades and pans that are much smoother and more realistic than with other decoding
techniques.The Logic 7 M or Music mode should be used with analog or PCM stereo sources. Logic 7 M enhances the listening experience by
presenting a wider front soundstage and greater rear ambience. Both Logic 7 modes also direct low-frequency information to the subwoofer
(if installed and configured) to deliver maximum bass impact. The Logic 7 E (or Enhance) mode, available only when the 5.1 option is chosen,
is an extension of the Logic 7 mode that is primarily used with musical programs. Logic 7 adds additional bass enhancement that circulates low
frequencies in the 40Hz to 120Hz range to the front and surround speakers to deliver a less localized soundstage that appears broader and wider
than when the subwoofer is the sole source of bass energy.
DTS Neo:6 Cinema These two modes are available when any analog source is playing to create a six-channel surround presentation from conventional Matrix-encoded
DTS Neo:6 Music
and traditional Stereo sources. Select the Cinema version of Neo:6 when a program with any type of analog Matrix surround encoding is present.
Select the Music version of Neo:6 for optimal processing when a nonencoded, two-channel stereo program is being played.
Dolby 3 Stereo
Uses the infor
mation contained in a surround-encoded or two-channel stereo program to create center
-channel infor
mation. In addition, the
information that is normally sent to the rear-channel surround speakers is carefully mixed in with the front-left and front-right channels for increased
realism. Use this mode when you have a center channel speaker but no surround speakers.
The Theater mode creates a sound field that resembles the acoustic feeling of a standard live-performance theater.
Hall 1,
Hall 2
The two Hall modes create sound fields that resemble a small (Hall 1) and medium-sized (Hall 2) concert hall.
VMAx Near
When only the two front-channel loudspeakers are used,
s patented
VMAx mode delivers a three-dimensional sound space with the illusion
“phantom speakers”
at the center and surround positions.The VMAx N, or “Near Field,” mode should be selected when your listening position is
less than five feet from the speakers.The VMAx F, or “Far Field,” mode should be selected when your listening position is greater than five feet from
the speakers
VMAx modes are also available using the
Headphones Output 4.
When headphones are being used,
the F
ar Field mode will
appear to push the sound field away from your ears
reducing the
“inside the head”
sensation often experienced when using headphones.
5-Channel Stereo
This mode takes advantage of multiple speakers to place a stereo signal at both the front and back of a room.
Depending on whether the
7-Channel Stereo
has been configured for either 5.1 or 6.1/7.1 operation,
one of these modes
but not both, is available at any time. Ideal for playing music in
situations such as a party, it places the same signal at the front-left and surround-left, and front-right and surround-right speakers.
The center channel is fed a summed mono mix of the in-phase material of the left and right channels
Surround This mode turns off all surround processing and presents the pure left- and right-channel presentation of two-channel stereo programs.
Off (Stereo)
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