Harman-Kardon AVR 355 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Tuner Operation
o select the built-in tuner:
. Press the Source List Button on the front
panel and use the K/L Buttons to scroll
through the source list.The last-used band (AM
or FM) will be active.
. Press the Radio Source Selector on the
remote. Press this button again to switch bands
(AM or FM).A screen similar to the one shown
in Figure 23 will appear,with the band indicated
in the middle of the screen.The "XM Radio" that
appears as an option in the Source Menu can be
disregarded, as it is used in the US version only.
The Menu system skips over this option.
Figure 23 – FM Radio
Use the K/L Buttons to tune a station.The
frequencies will be displayed in the front panel
and graphically on screen.
The AVR defaults to automatic tuning, meaning
each press of the K/L Buttons scans through
all frequencies until a station with acceptable
signal strength is found.To switch to manual
tuning, in which each press of the K/L
Buttons steps through a single frequency
increment (0.05MHz for FM, or 9kHz for AM),
press the Menu Button.The Mode line will be
highlighted, and each press of the OK Button
toggles between automatic and manual tuning
modes as well as Stereo (in Automatic Mode)
and Mono (in Manual Mode).
You may also enter the frequency of a radio
station directly. In the Slide-In Menu opened by
pressing the Menu Button M with the unit in
FM-Mode, select Direct Entry (appearing just
above the preset channel listing) with the Arrow
Buttons, then press OK.The Main Information
Display now shows DIRECT IN as a slide-in
nformation, and a * moves back and forth to
indicate that the AVR is ready for Direct Entry of
the frequency.You must begin entering numbers
within 10 seconds. Otherwise, theAVR reverts to
previous mode. Now press the frequency digits.
If you begin with "1" to enter a station
frequency in the 100-range, the first "1" is
automatically registered as "10", after which
you may enter the third main digit and the two
decimal digits. Example: 96,50 is entered as it
appears: Nine, Six, Five, Zero.102,65 is entered
like this: One,Two, Six, Five.
A total of 30 stations (AM and FM together)
may be stored as presets.When the desired
station has been tuned, press the OK Button,
and two dashes will flash in the front-panel
display. Use the Numeric Keys to enter the
desired preset number,and confirm with the OK
Button. If the preset number is higher than 9,
press the 0-Button on the Remote K first to
access two-digit numbers.If you do not press
this button first, you can only enter single-digit
To tune a preset station, press the M/N Buttons
or press the Menu Button to view the list of
programmed presets and scroll to the desired
selection. Press the OK Button to tune the
station.You may also enter the preset number
using the Numeric Keys. For presets 10 through
30, press the Zero Button K first to show a
blinking 0 in the Information Display,then enter
the two digits. For example, enter preset 17 by
pressing 0, then 1, then 7.If you want to enter
another two-digit preset, you must press 0 again
DS Operation
he AVR 255/AVR 355 is equipped with RDS
(Radio Data System), which brings a wide range
of information to FM radio. Now in use in many
countries, RDS is a system for transmitting sta-
tion call signs or network information, a descrip-
tion of station program type,text messages
about the station or specifics of a musical selec-
tion, and the correct time.
As more FM stations become equipped with RDS
capabilities, theAVR will serve as an easy-to-use
center for both information and entertainment.
This section will help you take maximum
advantage of the RDS system.
RDS Tuning
When an FM station is tuned in and it contains
RDS data, theAVR will automatically display the
station’s call sign or other program service in the
Main Information Display
and on the tv
screen if this is on.
RDS Display Options
The RDS system is capable of transmitting a
wide variety of information in addition to the
initial station call sign that appears when a
station is first tuned. In normal RDS operation
the display will indicate the station name,
broadcast network or call letters. Pressing the
Play Button
on the Remote enables you to
cycle through the various data types in the fol-
lowing sequence:
• The station’s call letters (
PS) (with some pri-
vate stations other information too).
• The station’s frequency (
which is always shown on the TV On-Screen
Display, is shown in the Main Information