Harman-Kardon AVR 355 Stereo Receiver User Manual

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DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS An enhanced version of Dolby Digital encoded more efficiently,Dolby Digital Plus has the capacity for additional discrete channels
and for streaming audio from the internet,all with enhanced audio quality.Source material may be delivered via HDMI, or decoded
to Dolby Digitaland transmitted via S/P-DIF coaxial or optical digital audio.
DOLBY TRUE HD Dolby True HD is an expansion of MLP Lossless™ audio,the same format used on DVDAudio discs.Dolby TrueHD adds the features
ound in Dolby Digital, such as night mode settings, while delivering fully lossless audio that is a true reproduction of the studio
master recording.
DOLBY DIGITAL Available only with digital input sources encoded with Dolby Digital data. It provides up to five separate main audio channels and a
special dedicated Low Frequency Effects channel.
DOLBY DIGITAL EX Available when the receiver is configured for 6.1/7.1 channel operation, Dolby Digital EX is the latest version of Dolby Digital.When
sed with movies or other programs that have special encoding,Dolby Digital EX reproduces specially encoded soundtracks so that a
full 6.1/7.1 soundfield is available.When the receiver is set for 6.1/7.1 operation and a Dolby Digital signal is present, the EX mode
is automatically selected. Even if specific EX encoding is not available to provide the additional channel, the special algorithms will
derive a 6.1/7.1 output.
DTS-HD DTS-HD is a new high-definition audio format that complements the high-definition video found on HD-DVD and Blu-ray Discs. It is
transmitted using a DTS core with high-resolution extensions.Even when only DTS 5.1 surround sound is desired (or available, if the
multizone system is in use), the higher capacity of high-resolution discs serves up DTS at twice the bit rate used on DVD-Video discs.
DTS-HD DTS-HD Master Audio delivers bit-for-bit reproductions of the studio master recording in up to 7.1 channels, for an incredibly
MASTER AUDIO accurate performance.
DTS 5.1 When the speaker configuration is set for 5.1-channel operation, the DTS 5.1 mode is available when DVD, audio-only music or
laserdiscs encoded with DTS data are played.DTS 5.1 provides up to five separate main audio channels and a special dedicated
low-frequency channel.
DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix When the speaker configuration is set for 6.1/7.1 operation, playback of a DTS-encoded program source will automatically
DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete trigger the selection of one of the two DTS-ES modes. Newer discs with special DTS-ES discrete encoding will be decoded to provide
six discrete, full-bandwidth channels plus a separate low-frequency channel.All other DTS discs will be decoded using the DTS-ES
Matrix mode, which creates a 6.1-channel sound field from the original 5.1-channel soundtrack.
DOLBY PROLOGIC II Dolby Pro Logic II is the latest version of Dolby Laboratory’s benchmark surround technology that decodes full-range,discrete left,
MOVIE center right, right surround and left surround channels from matrix surround encoded programs and conventional stereo sources
MUSIC when an analog input or a digital input with PCM or Dolby Digital 2.0 recordings is in use.The Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode is
DOLBY PRO LOGIC optimized for movie soundtracks that are recorded with matrix surround, by creating separate center, rear left and rear right signals.
GAME while the Pro Logic II Music mode should be used with musical selections that are recorded with matrix surround or even with nor-
mal stereo mode, creating separate rear left and rear right signals in any case.The Pro Logic II mode creates compelling five-channel
surround sound from conventional stereo recordings. Game mode ensures that special effects are routed to the surround channels,
while delivering their full impact using the subwoofer, thus fully immersing the game player in the universe of the video game.
DOLBY PROLOGIC IIx Dolby Pro Logic IIx is the latest extension of Dolby Pro Logic II technology that creates a discrete 6.1 and 7.1 sound field from matrix
MUSIC surround or two-channel stereo sources in systems configured for surround back speakers.
MOVIE Movie, Music and Game versions of Pro Logic IIx are available.
GAME Game mode ensures that special effects are routed to the surround channels, while delivering their full impact using the subwoofer,
thus fully immersing the game player in the universe of the video game.
Logic 7 Cinema Exclusive to Harman Kardon forAV receivers, Logic 7 is an advanced mode that extracts the maximum surround information from
Logic 7 Music either surround-encoded programs or conventional stereo material. Depending on the number of speakers in use and the
Logic 7 Enhance selection made in the SURROUND SELECT menu, the“5.1” versions of Logic 7 modes are available when the 5.1 option is
chosen, while the“7.1” versions of Logic 7 produce a full sound field presentation, including back surround speakers when the
“6.1/7.1” option is chosen.The Logic 7 C (or Cinema) mode should be used with any source that contains Dolby Surround or similar
matrix encoding. Logic 7 C delivers increased center-channel intelligibility, and more accurate placement of sounds with fades and
pans that are much smoother and more realistic than with former decoding techniques.The Logic 7 M or Music mode should be
used with analog or PCM stereo sources. Logic 7 M enhances the listening experience by presenting a wider front soundstage and
greater rear ambience.Both Logic 7 modes also direct low-frequency information to the subwoofer (if installed and configured) to
deliver maximum bass impact.The Logic 7 E (or Enhance) mode is an extension of the Logic 7 modes that is primarily used with
musical programs and is available with the 5.1 surround mode option selected only. Logic 7 E adds additional bass enhancement
that circulates low frequencies in the 40Hz to 120Hz range to the front and surround speakers to deliver a less localized soundstage
that appears broader and wider than when the subwoofer is the sole source of bass energy.