Harman-Kardon AVR 355 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Safety Information
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
nstructions in the literature accompanying the
WARNING:To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or
Instructions for users on removal
and disposal of used batteries.
Specification of included battery
These symbols shown on the product, the packag-
ing or in the manual or separate information sheet
mean that the product itself, as well as the batter-
ies included or built into the product,should never
be thrown away with general household waste.
Take them to applicable collection points, where
proper treatment,recycling and recovery takes
place,in accordance with national or local legisla-
tion, or European Directives 2002/96/EC and
Correct handling of the product and batteries to
be disposed helps save resources and prevents
possible negative effects on the environment or
human health.
The batteries included with your equipment may
beAlkaline,Carbon Zinc/Manganese or Lithium
(button cells) type.All types should be disposed of
according to the above instructions.
To remove the batteries from your equipment or
remote control, reverse the procedure described
for inserting batteries in the Owners Manual.
For products with a built-in battery that lasts for
the lifetime of the product,removal may not be
possible for the user.In this case, recycling or
recovery centers handle the dismantling of the
product and the removal of the battery.If, for any
reason, it becomes necessary to replace such a
battery,this procedure must be performed by
authorized service centers.
Installation Location
To assure 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.
f 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
Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted
Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold
locations, or 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
Due to the weight of theAVR and the heat
generated by the amplifiers, there is the remote
possibility that the rubber padding on the bot-
tom of the unit’s feet may leave marks on cer-
tain 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
Harman Kardon's 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
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean,
soft, dry cloth. If necessary, wipe it with a soft
cloth dampened with mild soapy water, then a
fresh cloth with clean water.
Wipe dry immediately with a dry cloth.NEVER
use benzene, aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or
ny other volatile cleaning agent.Do not use
abrasive cleaners, as they may damage the finish
of metal parts.Avoid spraying insecticide near
the unit.
oving the Unit
Before moving the unit, be certain to disconnect
any interconnection cords with other compo-
nents, and make certain that you disconnect the
unit from the AC outlet.
The carton and shipping materials used to pro-
tect 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 care-
fully 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 recycla-
ble. Please respect the environment and discard
those materials at a local recycling center.
It is important that you remove the protective plas-
tic film from the front-panel lens. Leaving the film
in place will affect the performance of your remote