Harman-Kardon AVR 135 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Important Safety Information
erify Line Voltage Before Use
Your AVR 135 has been designed for use with
120-volt AC current. Connection to a line voltage
other than that for which it is intended can create a
safety and fire hazard and may damage the unit.
If you have any questions about the voltage requirements
for your specific model,or about the line voltage in your
area, contact your selling dealer before plugging the unit
into a wall outlet.
Do Not Use Extension Cords
To avoid safety hazards, use only the power cord
attached to your unit.We do not recommend that
extension cords be used with this product.
As with all
electrical devices, do not run power cords under rugs
or carpets or place heavy objects on them. Damaged
power cords should be replaced immediately by an
authorized service center with a cord meeting factory
Handle the AC Power Cord Gently
When disconnecting the power cord from an AC out-
let, always pull the plug; never pull the cord. If you do
not intend to use the unit for any considerable length
of time, disconnect the plug from the AC outlet.
Do Not Open the Cabinet
There are no user-serviceable components inside this
product. Opening the cabinet may present a shock
hazard, and any modification to the product will void
your guarantee. If water or any metal object such as a
paper clip, wire or a staple accidentally falls inside the
unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immedi-
ately, and consult an authorized service center.
CATV or Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to
this product, be certain that it is grounded so as to pro-
vide some protection against voltage surges and static
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA No.70-1984, provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location
of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements of the grounding
This reminder
is provided to call the CA
TV (Cable
TV) system
installer’s attention to article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in par-
specifies that the cable ground shall be con
nected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entr
y as possible
Installation Location
To ensure proper operation and to avoid the poten-
tial for safety hazards, place the unit on a firm and
level surface
.When placing the unit on a shelf,be
certain that the shelf and any mounting hardware
can support the weight of the product.
Make certain that proper space is provided both
above and below the unit for ventilation. If this
product will be installed in a cabinet or other
enclosed area, make certain that there is sufficient
air movement within the cabinet.
Under some
circumstances a fan may be required.
Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted
Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold locations,
or in an area that is exposed to direct sunlight or
heating equipment.
Avoid moist or humid locations.
Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the top of
the unit, or place objects directly over them.
Due to the weight of the AVR 135 and the heat
generated by the amplifiers, there is the remote
possibility that the rubber padding on the bottom
of the unit’s feet may leave marks on certain
wood or veneer materials. Use caution when
placing the unit on soft woods or other materials
that may be damaged by heat or heavy objects.
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean, soft,dry
cloth. If necessary, and only after unplugging the AC
power cord, wipe it with a soft cloth dampened with
mild soapy water
, then a fresh cloth with clean water.
Wipe dry immediately with a dry cloth.NEVER use
benzene, aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or any other
volatile cleaning agent. Do not use abrasive cleaners,
as they may damage the finish of metal parts.Avoid
spraying insecticide near the unit.
Moving the Unit
Before moving the unit,
be certain to disconnect any
interconnection cords with other components, and
make certain that you disconnect the unit from the
AC outlet.
Important Information for the User
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class-B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. The limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against har
mful interfer-
ence in a residential installation.This equipment gener-
uses and can radiate radio-frequency energy
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communication. However, there is no guarantee that
mful interference will not occur in a particular instal
lation. If this equipment does cause harmful interfer-
ence to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to tr
y to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
NOTE: Changes or modifications may cause this
unit to fail to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules
and may void the user’s authority to operate the
The carton and shipping materials used to protect your
new receiver during shipment were specially designed
to cushion it from shock and vibration.We suggest
that you save the carton and packing materials for
use in shipping if you move, or should the unit ever
need repair.
To minimize the size of the carton in storage, you may
wish to flatten it.
This is done by carefully slitting the
tape seams on the bottom and collapsing the carton.
Other cardboard inserts may be stored in the same
manner. Packing materials that cannot be collapsed
should be saved along with the carton in a plastic bag.
If you do not wish to save the packaging materials,
please note that the carton and other sections of the
shipping protection are recyclable. Please respect the
environment and discard those materials at a local
recycling center.
It is important that you remove the protective plastic
film from the front-panel lens. Leaving the film in place
will affect the performance of your remote control.
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