Harman-Kardon AVR 1600 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Verify Line Voltage Before Use
Your AVR 1600 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 outlet, 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 warranty. If water or any metal object such as a paper clip,
wire or staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC
power source immediately, 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 provide some protection against voltage
surges and static charges. 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 electrode.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided
to call the CATV (cable TV) system installer’s attention to article 820-40 of
the NEC, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system
of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as possible.
Installation Location
• To ensure proper operation and to avoid the potential 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 surface.
• 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 1600 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. Some surface
finishes may be particularly sensitive to absorbing such marks, due to a
variety of factors beyond our control, including the nature of the finish,
cleaning materials used, and normal heat and vibration caused by the
use of the product, or other factors. We recommend that caution be
exercised in choosing an installation location for the component and in
normal maintenance practices, as your warranty will not cover this type of
damage to furniture.
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
it 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 harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio-frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication.
However, there is no guarantee that harmful interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try 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 operation.
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
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.