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In this section, you will configure the AVR 1600 to match your actual
system. A video display must be connected to one of the video
monitor outputs on the receiver.
USING THE ON-SCREEN MENU SYSTEM
Although it’s possible to configure the AVR using only the remote
and the front-panel messages, it is easier to use the full-screen
The menu system is accessed by pressing the OSD Button on the
The Master menu will appear (see Figure 18).
Figure 18 – Master Menu
The Master menu consists of five submenus: Input Setup, Surround
Select, EzSet/EQ, Manual Setup and System Setup.
Use the Buttons on the remote to navigate the menu
system, and press the OK Button to select a menu or setting line,
or to enter a new setting.
The current menu, setting line or setting will appear in the Message
Display, as well as on screen.
To return to the previous menu, navigate to the “BACK TO MASTER
MENU” line and press the OK Button. To exit the menu system,
press the OSD Button.
Most users should follow the instructions in this Initial Setup section
to configure a basic home theater system. You may return to these
menus at any time to make additional adjustments, such as those
described in the Advanced Functions section.
Before beginning initial setup, all loudspeakers, a video display and
all source devices should be connected. You should be able to turn
on the receiver and view the Master menu when you press the OSD
Button. If necessary, reread the Installation Section and the beginning
of this section before continuing.
Configure the AVR 1600, Using EzSet/EQ
One of the most important steps in setting up a home theater
system is to calibrate the receiver to match the loudspeakers,
optimizing sound reproduction.
Until recently, most receivers required manual calibration and
configuration, a tedious process that called for a good ear or the
purchase of an SPL (sound-pressure level) meter. Although you may
configure the AVR 1600 manually, as described in the Advanced
Functions section, it is recommended that you take advantage of
the signature Harman Kardon EzSet/EQ system.
Eliminate extraneous background noise, such as noisy air conditioning.
Avoid making any loud noises while running EzSet/EQ setup.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: During the EzSet/EQ
procedure, a series of very loud test sweeps will be played
through all of the speakers. Avoid sitting or standing close to
any one speaker during the procedure. If you are particularly
sensitive to loud noises, you may wish to leave the room and
have someone else run the EzSet/EQ process.
Place the included EzSet/EQ microphone in the
listening position or in the center of the room, at about the same
height as the listeners’ ears. The microphone features a threaded
insert on the bottom, for mounting on a camera tripod.
Plug the EzSet/EQ microphone into the
Headphone Jack/EzSet/EQ Microphone Input Jack on the front of
the receiver, and set the level control on the subwoofer to the half-
STEP THREETurn on the AVR 1600 and the video display.
Press the OSD Button to display the Master menu. Use the Button
to highlight the EZSET/EQ LINE, then press the OK Button. See Figure 19.
Figure 19 – EzSet/EQ Screen
Select “YES”, and a warning screen, followed by the screen shown
in Figure 20, will appear.
Figure 20 – EzSet/EQ Screen
To return to the SPEAKER SETUP menu without starting the
EzSet/EQ process, select “Cancel”. When you are ready to begin,
select the number of speakers in your system. Select 5.1 if no
surround back speakers are present.