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There are different types of audio and video connections used
to connect the receiver, the speakers, the video display, and
the source devices. The Consumer Electronics Association has
established the CEA
color-coding standard. Some of these
connectors are not used on the AVR 1600, although they may be
found on other components in your system. See Table 1.
Surround Back (SBL/SBR)
Digital Audio Connections
Component Y Pb Pr
Connections (digital audio/video)
Brown Ta n
Green Blue Red
Speaker cables carry an amplified signal from the receiver’s speaker
terminals to each loudspeaker. They contain two wire conductors,
or leads, inside plastic insulation, that are differentiated in some
way, such as with colors or stripes.
The differentiation preserves polarity, without which low-frequency
performance can suffer. Each speaker is connected to the receiver’s
speaker-output terminals using two wires, one positive (+) and one
negative (–). Always connect the positive terminal on the speaker,
which is usually colored red, to the positive terminal on the
receiver, which is colored as indicated in the Connection Color Guide
(Table 1). The negative terminals are both black.
The AVR 1600 uses binding-post
speaker terminals that can accept
banana plugs or bare-wire cables.
Banana plugs are inserted into the hole
in the middle of the terminal
cap. See Figure 1.
Figure 1 – Binding-Post Speaker Terminals With Banana Plugs
Bare wire cables are installed as follows (see Figure 2):
1. Unscrew the terminal cap until the pass-through hole is revealed.
2. Insert the bare end of the wire into the hole.
3. Hand-tighten the cap until the wire is held snugly.
lways connect colored (+) terminal on AVR to red (+) terminal
on speaker; and black (–) to black (–).
Branchez toujours la borne (+) colorée sur AVR à la borne (+) rouge sur le haut-parleur;
et la noire (–) à la noire (–).
Conecte siempre el terminal de color (+) en el AVR al terminal rojo (+) en el altavoz;
y el negro (–) al negro (–).
HOW TO USE THE BINDING-POST SPEAKER TERMINAL
COMMENT UTILISER LA BORNE DES HAUT-PARLEURS DE CONNEXION
CÓMO USAR EL TERMINAL DE ALTAVOZ DE POSTE DE SUJECIÓN
Figure 2 – Binding-Post Speaker Terminals With Bare Wires
The subwoofer is dedicated to the low frequencies (bass), which
require more power. To obtain the best results, most speaker
manufacturers offer powered subwoofers that contain their own
amplifier. Usually, a line-level (nonamplified) connection is made
from the receiver’s Subwoofer Output to a corresponding jack
on the subwoofer, as shown in Figure 3.
Although the purple subwoofer outputs look similar to full-range
analog audio jacks, they are filtered to allow only the low frequencies
to pass. Don’t connect these outputs to any other devices.
Figure 3 – Subwoofer
CONNECTING SOURCE DEVICES
TO THE AVR
Audio and video signals originate in “source devices,” including
your Blu-ray Disc or DVD player, CD player, DVR (digital video
recorder) or other recorder, tape deck, game console, cable or
satellite television box or MP3 player. The AVR’s tuner also counts
as a source, even though no external connections are needed,
other than the FM and AM antennas and the SIRIUS tuner module.
Separate connections are required for the audio and video portions
of the signal, except for digital HDMI connections. The types of
connections used depend upon the capabilities of the source device
and video display.
There are two types of audio connections: digital and analog.
Digital audio signals are required for listening to sources encoded
with digital surround modes, such as Dolby Digital and DTS, or for
noncompressed PCM digital audio. There are three types of digital
audio connections: HDMI, coaxial and optical. Do not use more
than one type of digital audio connection for each source
device. However, it’s okay to make both analog and digital audio
connections to the same source.
NOTE: HDMI signals may carry both audio and video. If your
video display device has an HDMI input, make a single HDMI
connection from each source device to the AVR. Usually, a
separate digital audio connection is not required. Turn the
volume on your television all the way down.
The AVR 1600 is equipped with three HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) inputs, and one output. HDMI technology
enables digital audio and video information to be carried using
a single cable, delivering the highest quality picture and sound.
The AVR 1600 uses HDMI (V.1.3a with Deep Color) technology and
is capable of processing both the audio and video components
of the HDMI data, minimizing the number of cable connections
in your system. The AVR 1600 implements Deep Color, which
increases by an order of magnitude the shades of color that can
be displayed, and the latest lossless multichannel audio formats,
including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.