Harman-Kardon AVR 355 Stereo Receiver User Manual

NOTE:When the display has a DVI input which
is connected to the AVR using an HDMI-to-DVI
adapter, if the display is not HDCP-compliant,
the picture will be distorted. In that case, a
different video connection must be used
(component, composite or S-video).
Resolution from Source: This line, which is
informational only, indicates the video format
(NTSC or PAL) output by the source device.
Adjust Lip Sync: Use this adjustment to
resynchronize the audio and video signals from a
source to eliminate a “lip sync” problem.Lip
sync issues can occur when the video portion of
a signal undergoes additional processing in
either the source or the video display that
desynchronizes it from the audio.Select this line
to display the Lip Sync adjuster by itself, enabling
you to view the video while listening to the
audio. Use the M/N Buttons to delay the audio
by up to 180ms. See Figure 3.
Figure 3 – Adjust Lip Sync
Change Name: Use this line to change the
display name for your source.This can be useful
if your source’s device type is different from the
available source names. Select this line and use
the K/L Buttons to scroll forward or reverse
through the letters A through Z.When the
desired letter appears,use the N Button to
move the cursor to the next position.Move the
cursor again to leave a blank space.When you
have finished entering the new name, press the
OK Button.The name will be used on the front
panel to refer to the source, and will appear next
to its original name, e.g.DVD, throughout the on
screen menu system.To end the entry without
making any changes, press the Back/Exit Button.
Audio Input Polling: Use this setting when
both analog and digital audio connections are
made from the source device to theAVR.When
no digital signal is present, theAVR will
automatically switch to the analog audio input.
This can be useful for some older cable television
systems that broadcast some channels in analog
audio and others in digital audio. It is also useful
for making analog recordings of copy-protected
digital sources. However, it can be inconvenient
when no analog audio connection is made and
playback is stopped, as the audio signal will be
If an analog audio connection was made, select
it here. If not, choose the Off setting, and the
AVR will always use the digital audio
Zone 2Audio: When a multizone system has
been connected and is in use, this setting
determines the source for the remote zone.
Select any analog audio input or the tuner.
Digital audio is not available to the multizone
system, nor is any type of video.
Use the Back/Exit Button to return to the Setup
Source line of the Main Menu. Press the OK
Button, and select the next source to configure.
When you have finished configuring all sources,
press the Back/Exit Button to clear the menus
from view.
You are now ready to begin enjoying your new
Speaker Setup
With EzSet/EQ you are able to calibrate your sys-
tem in a fraction of the time it would take to
enter the settings manually,and with results that
rival those achieved with expensive test equip-
ment and time-consuming procedures.The end
result is a system calibration profile that enables
your new receiver to deliver the best possible
sound, no matter what type of speakers you
have or what the dimensions of your listening
room are.
We recommend that you take advantage of the
precision of EzSet/EQ to calibrate your system,
but if desired you may also make any of the con-
figuration settings manually, or trim the settings
provided by EzSet/EQ by following the instruc-
Figure 4
Step 1: EzSet/EQ requires that your listening
room have as little background noise as possible
to avoid interfering with the measurement of
tones produced by your AVR during the setup
procedure.Turn off all loud fans, air conditioners
and other equipment, and try to avoid making
any noise during the process.
Step 2:The EzSet/EQ microphone should be
placed in either your usual listening position or,
if there is a large seating area, the center of the
room, at the listeners’ ear level.You may find it
convenient to use a camera tripod for stable
placement of the EzSet/EQ microphone at the
correct height.The microphone includes a
hreaded insert on the bottom for tripod mount-
Step 3: Plug the EzSet/EQ microphone into the
AVR 255/AVR 355’s Headphone Jack
making certain that the mini-plug to 1/4" phone
plug adaptor supplied with the microphone is
irmly connected.The microphone cable is
approximately 7 meter long, which should
accommodate most listening room situations.If
required, you may use an optional extension
cable, available at most electronics stores, for
use in larger rooms. However, we recommend
that you avoid using extension cords for the
microphone cable, as they may adversely affect
the test results.
Step 4: Once the microphone is properly posi-
tioned and plugged in, proceed to the Speaker
Setup menus by first pressing the AVR Settings
Button Y to bring the main Menu to the
screen. Next, press the
to highlight the Speaker
-tab, and press OK X to access the
Button F to select the Automatic
Setup - EzSet/EQ
-line and press the
OK Button X to move to the next screen
(Figure 5).
Figure 5
Step 5:The first screen of the EzSet/EQ system
will now appear to remind you to plug in the
microphone. If you have not already done so,
plug the microphone into the Headphone Jack
as described in steps 2 and 3.When you are
ready to proceed, make certain that the cursor is
pointing to Continue and press the OK Button
X. If you do not wish to continue with the
EzSet/EQ process, press the
Buttons F
to highlight Cancel and then
press the OK Button X to return to the
Speaker Setup.
System Configuration