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You are now ready to begin installing the AVR. Before beginning to
connect the various components to the receiver, turn off all devices,
including the AVR 1600, and unplug their power cords. Don’t plug
in any of the power cords until you have finished making all of
The receiver generates heat. Select a location that leaves several
inches of space on all sides. Avoid completely enclosing the receiver
inside an unventilated cabinet. Place components on separate
shelves rather than stacking them directly on top of the receiver.
Never block the AVR’s ventilation slots on the top and side panels.
Doing so could cause the AVR to overheat, with potentially serious
consequences. Some shelf surface finishes are delicate. Try to
select a location with a sturdy surface finish.
TIP: Label each cable before connecting it, to avoid mis-
takes. Write a description of the cable on a blank adhesive
label, e.g., “DVD”, and fold the label around the cable about 6
inches from the end to be plugged into the AVR.
Almost all of the following installation steps are optional, depending
on your system. Skip any step that does not apply to your system.
Leaving all AC power cords unplugged, connect the source devices
to the AVR using the audio and video inputs you assigned in Table 2.
Connect the system-best video input on the TV to the corresponding
video monitor output on the AVR.
After you have placed your loudspeakers in the room as explained
on page 18, connect each speaker to its color-coded terminal on the
AVR. Maintain proper polarity by connecting the negative terminal on
the speaker (usually colored black) to the negative terminal on the
AVR (also colored black); and the positive terminal on the speaker
(usually red) to the positive terminal on the AVR (color varies by
channel; see Table 1 on page 15).
If you have a subwoofer, connect its line-level or LFE input to the
purple Subwoofer Output.
NOTE: If the subwoofer only has speaker-level inputs, after
you have configured the AVR using EzSet/EQ technology as
described on page 23, connect the subwoofer’s left and right
speaker input terminals to the AVR’s Front Left and Front Right
Speaker Outputs, then connect the front left and right main
speakers to the subwoofer’s left and right speaker output
terminals. Consult the owner’s manual for the subwoofer for
specific installation instructions.
Connect the included FM antenna to the 75-ohm FM antenna terminal.
Assemble the included AM antenna (see Figure 16) and connect it
to the AM and Ground antenna terminals. The antenna is not polarized,
and either lead may be connected to either terminal.
Figure 16 – AM Antenna Assembly
Before plugging the AVR into an unswitched electrical outlet, make
sure the Main Power Switch on the rear panel is off, to prevent the
possibility of damaging the AVR in case of a transient power surge.
Plug the AC Power cord into an unswitched AC outlet.
It is recommended that you copy the appropriate information from
the Table 2 worksheet to Table A5 in the appendix for future refer-
ence, in the event changes are made to the system components.
The AVR 1600 remote control uses three AAA batteries (included).
To remove the battery cover located on the back of the remote,
firmly press the ridged depression and slide the cover toward the
top of the remote.
Insert the batteries as shown in Figure 17, observing the correct
Figure 17 – Remote Battery Compartment
Point the remote’s lens toward the front panel of the AVR 1600.
Make sure no objects, such as furniture, are blocking the remote’s
path to the receiver. Bright lights, fluorescent lights and plasma
video displays may interfere with the remote’s functioning. The
remote has a range of about 20 feet, depending on the lighting
conditions. It may be used at an angle of up to 30 degrees to either
side of the AVR.
If the remote control seems to operate intermittently, or if pressing
a button on the remote does not cause one of the Source Selectors
to light, check or replace the batteries.
The AVR 1600 remote may be programmed to control many brands
and models of DVD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers, the
Harman Kardon DMC 1000 digital media center and TVs.
To access the functions for a particular device, switch the remote’s
device mode. Press the AVR Button to access the codes that control
the receiver, or the Source Selector Buttons to access the codes for
the devices programmed into the remote.