Harman Kardon Avr 7200 Owners Manual

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Harman Kardon Avr 7200 Owners Manual

The AVR 7200 has been engineered so that it is easy to take advantage of all the power of its digital tech- nology. However, to obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new receiver, we urge you to read this manual. Note that the Power Indicator 3 surrounding the switch will turn green when the unit is on. Pressing it again will switch between the AM and FM frequency bands. (See page 32 for more information on the tuner.) In normal opera- tion, the current audio and video input source information will appear on this line. Due to the complexity of RS-232 con- nections, we recommend that they be made only by a trained and qualified custom installer. Most buttons have additional functions when used with other devices. When a button is pressed, the function name will appear in the bottom line of the LCD Information Display c. First, if the AVR 7200 is not turned on, this will power up the unit. Next, it will select the source shown on the button as the input to the AVR 7200. Be certain that the lens is not covered when using the remote, and point the lens toward the AVR for best results. In learning mode, the remote receives IR codes to be learned through a sensor behind the lens. When it is used in the same room as the AVR 7200, it will control the functions of the AVR 7200 or any compatible Harman Kardon products in that room. S-Video inputs may only be viewed when the AVR 7200 is connected to a TV set or video display with S-Video capability. If you use. Option 2: Connect the Multiroom Audio Output g jacks on the AVR 7200 to the inputs of an optional stereo power amplifier. Run high-quality speaker wire from the amplifier to the speakers in the remote room. Once an input is selected, all settings for the Digital Input, Speaker Configuration, Surround Mode and Delay Timing will “attach”.

However, to make it easier to establish the initial parameters for the AVR 7200, it is best to select Dolby Pro Logic II or Logic 7 for most analog inputs and Dolby Digital for inputs connected to digital sources. This is important as it adjusts the settings that decide whether your system will use the “5-chan- nel”. This is due to the requirements of Logic 7 processing, and does not indicate a problem with your receiver. It is particularly important for a digital receiver such as the AVR 7200, as correct outputs ensure that you hear soundtracks with the proper directionality and intensity. The tone will stop and the AVR 7200 will return to normal operation. If you find that the output levels chosen by EzSet are either uncomfortably low or high, you may repeat the procedure. This places the unit in a Standby mode, as indicated by the amber color of the Power Indicator 3. In addition, when a digital source is present, the AVR 7200 will automatically select and switch to the correct mode, regardless of the mode that has been previously selected. It is also possible for the type of signal feed to change during the course of a DVD playback. However, you may prefer to always have the AVR 7200 turn on at a specific setting, regardless of what was last in use when the unit was turned off. This setting is temporary and will remain active only until it is changed or until the AVR 7200 is turned off. Once the unit is turned off, the semi-OSD displays will remain activated, even if they were switched off for the previous listening session. The codes for other brand devices may be programmed into the AVR 7200 remote using its extensive library of remote codes or a head-to-head learning process for codes not in the internal library. You may fill in the codes for any button that does not operate properly by using the learning technique shown on page 39.

Automatic Code Entry In addition to manual code selection using the brand name list, it is also possible to automatically search through all the codes that are stored in the AVR remote’s. For example, if your system has two VCRs you may con- nect the second VCR to the VID 2 input. In our example, we first want the AVR 7200 to turn on, so the Power Button 1 should be pressed.Volume Punch-Through. Please be patient; as long as the message appears in the display the remote is functioning properly. If the system still malfunctions, a sys- tem reset may clear the problem. To clear the AVR 7200’s entire system memory including tuner presets, output level settings, delay times and speaker configuration data, first put the unit. All features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Harman Kardon and Power for the Digital Revolution are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. This Quick-Start For detailed information We strongly recommend that you read the Owner’s Manual for complete details on how to install, configure and operate the AVR 7200, as well as for the important safety information it contains. The outlets on the back of the AVR 7200 should be used only for low-current products, such as CD or DVD players, and the total should not exceed 100 watts. The Video 4, Coax 3 and Optical 3 inputs are on the front panel of the receiver. Device. Ask your question here. Provide a clear and comprehensive description of the issue and your question. The more detail you provide for your issue and question, the easier it will be for other Harman Kardon AVR 7200 owners to properly answer your question. Ask a question About the Harman Kardon AVR 7200 This manual comes under the category Receivers and has been rated by 1 people with an average of a 7.4. This manual is available in the following languages: English. Do you have a question about the Harman Kardon AVR 7200 or do you need help.

Ask your question here Harman Kardon AVR 7200 specifications The distance between the two devices that exchange data can in most cases be no more than ten metres.When the volume exceeds 120 decibels, direct damage can even occur. The chance of hearing damage depends on the listening frequency and duration.An HDMI cable is used to transport audio and video signals between devices. Dust in hard-to-reach places is best removed with compressed air. This makes it possible to create a 5.1 effect with only 1 speaker. ManualSearcher.com ensures that you will find the manual you are looking for in no time. Our database contains more than 1 million PDF manuals from more than 10,000 brands. Every day we add the latest manuals so that you will always find the product you are looking for. It's very simple: just type the brand name and the type of product in the search bar and you can instantly view the manual of your choice online for free. ManualSearcher. com If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Read more Ok. Please try again.Please try again.In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please try your search again later.The unit features an ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier that directs low-frequency sound to the right destination regardless of your speakers or other inputs (including DVD-Audio and SACD) due to its comprehensive bass management system with triple crossover selection. The system also offers multiroom options, including assignable rear-channel amplifiers and an A-Bus-ready port, which allows complete remote-room control and amplification with only a single Cat 5 wire connection. It offers decoding for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic I and II, with a signal-to-noise ratio of 95 dB.

It also offers a host of other sound processing options, including Logic 7 Cinema, Music, and Enhance modes, which extract the maximum surround information from the source to create a superior listening experience. Other features include Neo:6, Dolby 3 Stereo, and Hall and Theater Modes, along with VMAx, which uses proprietary processing to create an open, spacious sound field even when only two front speakers are available. In addition, the AVR-7200 offers MP3 decoding, letting you listen to the latest music directly from compatible computers or playback devices. For the ultimate in flexibility, the AVR-7200 features connections for five video devices, all with both composite and S-Video inputs. Two additional audio inputs are available, and the six digital inputs make the AVR-7200 capable of handling all the latest digital audio sources. For compatibility with HDTV video sources and progressive-scan DVD players, the AVR-7200 features two-input, wide-bandwidth, low-crosstalk component video switching. Two video recording outputs, preamp-out, and a color-coded eight-channel input with complete digital bass management make the AVR-7200 virtually future-ready, with everything needed to accommodate tomorrow's new formats right onboard. The receiver comes with a preprogrammed remote with an LCD display, and carries a two-year warranty on parts and labor. What's in the Box AVR-7200 receiver, remote control, and user's manual.See full review Andru Edwards Onsite Associates Program Amazon Influencer To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. Erik L 5.0 out of 5 stars I hand-built my own speakers with NON-powered subwoofer in the late 1980's and was looking for yet another receiver to power them.

I formerly used two receivers - a Sony 130W per channel (x2) for the woofers, and another for the 5 satellite speakers. That sounded great with plenty of bass, but after one blew out, I decided I only wanted one unit. I read about the AVR 7200 in Crutchfield, and decided to buy it when it went on sale (at Fry's). It may not have HDMI (I don't care about that anyway), but what it does have is way more power than advertised. It says 100 watts RMS per channel x 7 channels, but I think that's under rated. Theater-level sound in a room that's 28' x 18', and simply thunders the entire house too. Doors rattle, windows vibrate, stuff falls from shelves like an earthquake. The pounding bass in movies like Jurassic Park and Transformers vibrates your shirt and pounds your chest. In short, this thing simply rocks. The unit weighs in at 50 pounds. I spent some time recently at Fry's in the receiver isle and lifted all of the units (at least 20) to see how much they weigh. Even the most expensive units that claim 7x100 watts were less than 20 pounds (finger in the air measurement, but I'm pretty good at that). How can they have the same rated power while only be 33% of the weight. Answer: they don't. One reviewer here said he picked one up cheap since it didn't power-on. Pros: Awesome power, lots of digital inputs, more power than you'll ever need, remote that helps you tune your speakers, and best of all - a boat-load of power. It will blow-out your speakers if you don't match components carefully (yes, that's a pro and not a con). Cons: It's big - it's quite tall, very long (longer than any other receiver I've owned and may not fit in some racks), and heavy (50 pounds). If you need HDMI switching, that's also missing but that's to be expected for a unit of this era. Summary: If you're looking for a bunch of power to rock-out your neighborhood and you can find one, BUY IT. You won't be disappointed.There hasn't been a glitch or problem with the AVR7200 the entire time.

It is extremely heavy and well built. The AVR7300 adds that DTS mode, and the AVR8000 includes THX certification, which I consider to be worthless. The higher the model number of these three amps, the slightly more power you have, but essentially they are similar designs. They all have EX and ES 7.1 capability. All use big toroidal power supplies. The big exception in similarity between these three, arguably the finest Harman has ever produced, amps is the AVR8000's Analog Devices DACs in contrast to the others' Cirrus Logics. The CLs sound to me very similar to the Emu 1212m pro sound card's CS4398. The Harman's implementation is noticeably smoother and more refined, the Emu's slighty more resolved, particularly in the highs, but they otherwise have the same presentation. I wouldn't be surprised if the only difference was the opamps and caps. Of the two, I like the Harman's DA converting better than the Emu, but I could live with either. The AVR7200's are superior to about a dozen different converting-capable standalone gear I've compared it to. Though there is some occasional material I prefer on one of those over the Harman, for the most part the Harman wins out. I also have a modded Denon HDCD player and the only thing it rivals the Harman anymore with is certain HDCD disks, like Silva Recordings. For the most part, you are better off decoding in the player itself and inputting the analog into the 8 Channel Direct inputs. Obviously, that's what you should do with DVD-A and SACD. Most DVD-As are locked out for SPIDIF, anyway. It's a nice feature, but you're better off just making sure you have sufficiently full range speakers not to need it. Otherwise, just use the Harman's own converters by sending the material in digital. Speaking of purity, the stereo analog inputs are all capable of going pure analog direct. I had originally assumed this was not possible and strictly used the 8-ch directs in the back for analog.

Well, tonight I did a series of tests with tones, high output preamps, and pro meters. It turns out the Harman manual is indeed accurate on this topic. When an analog stereo input is selected, DSP is Off, and the fronts are on Large, the signal is sent directly to the volume attenuator which then goes on to the main output stage for the front amps. These years I've been sweating going through complex arrangements, and it was all unnecessary. Also note, the reciever's factory default has the DSP on, fronts as small, and a 100hz sub crossover. You must have a screen connected to the composite out for menu access for removing the crossover or switching the surround backs to Multiroom. Unfortunately, there isn't a dedicated biamping mode as I've seen on other brands, but you can either duplicate the input selection under Multiroom (requires more work when adjusting volumes) or you can run a short pair of quality interconnects from the front pre outs to the input of your choice that will be selected under Multiroom. There is just a minor volume difference that must be compensated for with -5 on the Multiroom volume. It's about a third of a dB too much, but it's close enough. Gives a little kick to the bass, at least. Volume changes on the master volume will affect the pre out in this way and simplify matters. Again, it's annoying that Harman just didn't include a Biamp setting under Advanced, but this technique is sufficient to make up for this oversight. The remote control is classy, can learn commands from other IR remotes, and has punch through capability for things like master volume or channel changing. EZsetup uses a sound meter in the front of the remote to automatically adjust volume and delay in a surround setup. Just make sure the remote is pointing the correct directions and volume is sufficiently loud. The tone controls are in the analog domain and specific to the fronts only. They can be bypassed with a tiny little button on the front.

I like the quality binding posts in the back. They are still as sturdy as day one. It should also be mentioned that the amps themselves are conservatively rated. Total harmonic distortion is actually less than half what is in the specs and with even 5 channels running at once it won't clip until it goes over 140 watts on all channels at once. I have compared the sound to the much lauded vintage monster Sansui G-9700 and the rare oldie JVC R-1X. The Sansui clearly has about double the power compared to the Harman in stereo and better bass dampening for extreme rapid-fire rhythms or very complex passages (like DJ blends). It was not nearly as liquid, warm, extended, or refined as the Harman, though. There was also an odd shouty, overly dynamic presentation to the upper mids. The JVC has a lovely organic rightness to the mids and highs, especially those extended, shimmery highs. Side imaging and depth was excellent at low to moderate volumes, possibly better than the Harman due to microdynamic resolving capabilities of the JVC at those lower volumes. Watching Bladerunner with the JVC running the top half of my speakers and the Sansui running the bottom woofers was a joy, getting the best of both vintage amps. While the Sansui had far better dampening running the low-end drivers, the bass did not sound as rich and harmonically layered as the Harman. The vintage biamping combo did a lot right, in spite of its limitations, but back in went the AVR7200. The difference was immediate and not subtle in the slightest. Biamping with the Harman improved things even more. It lacks the most refined or dynamic highs and bass damping, but has an undeniable body, warmth, and layered richness for a single box with 7 amps. My biggest complaint (other than biamp hassle) is the headphone jack. Comparing it to even the lowest-end Pioneer receiver in production right now, the AVR7200's headphone amp is cold, analytical, and a generally poor ambassador for this unit's high pedigree.

I have no doubt people have misjudged the Harman's sonic signature, particularly of the pre-amp stage and DACs, due to this oversight. It's not a terrible jack, but they could have done much better with a little more effort. Oh well, at least they included a headphone jack. My brother's ultra-expensive Rotel didn't include one and also threw in a problem with his rear surrounds humming. Nice. I think he spent twice what I did.which was just a few bucks more than my NHT ST-4 speakers. And unlike the pretend heatsinks on the Rotel, the Harman's big heatsinks inside are fully functional. Edit: I recently had the receiver go out on me. Turning the unit off and on frequently from an external switch can cause this. I'm also not sure if I mentioned it, but the line level inputs on the 7200 will accept a hot pro nominal 1.25V signal without distorting. I've tested the HK's headphone jack and determined there's nothing fundamentally wrong with it. Acting as a line out or with a pair of iPod earbuds in parallel, it outperforms the jacks on a Numark dm900ex, dm905, Edcor 2020 dedicated amp (taking into consideration its 180 degree out-of-phase defect and reversed channels, don't ask!), Red Sound Micro Amp (hissy and no bass, so that's easy to beat), Cowon U5, and Sansa Clip portables. It's about in the same league as the Denon DCM-370 jack, that annoyingly only goes down to -12dB and no quieter, and the Xone 62 2nd gen mixer's jack. Objective measurements are close on those, though. There are no crazy IMD oscillations apparent in the bass response even with the ultra-low ohm earbuds in parallel, or any other errant peaks throughout. That's at the level of some of Headroom's lower cost offering's, possibly without quite as much separation. Still, separation was as good as any of the others I've got (still need to buy a nice dedicated headphone amp) even with the earbuds, and with anything slightly higher impedance (they're what, only 16 or 24 ohms?) would improve dramatically.

What I'm probably accustomed to are Pioneer jacks similarly boosting the bass without intermod issues. That combined with the HK jack's tonal balance might be contributing to the impression of a lean, cold sound at times, but this appears to be probably just as accurate, or more so than the Pioneer VSX-711 is pulling off. You can even go a little past 0dB on the HK jack before it starts distorting, so there's some surprising voltage reserves in addition to the current capability being nothing too bothersome. For some perspective, the Denon DCM-370 jack was once found by a reviewer to be indistinguishable (aside from the limited volume control) to the Headroom Home. If the HK jack can provide a slightly different flavor of nearly this caliber of sonics, with full volume control to boot, I can certainly admit I made a mistake attacking that. It's also now lacking new HDMI lossless capability, but those standards have changed two or three times in the past few years alone. If you have a quality older receiver, your blu ray player purchase ought to have 8 or 9ch analog outputs and good DACs. I think that would solve the problem, assuming it also has good bass management or you're not using any.Sounds awesome at normal levels, and I don't even need a preamp when I use it with my record player. Definitely big and heavy, probably over 50 lbs, but that's how you know it works. I would never trust a receiver I can lift with one hand. Please check your inbox, and if you can’t find it, check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there. Please also check your spam folder. The AVR 2000 has been custom designed to provide all the excitement and detail of movie sound tracks and every nuance of musical selections.Color-keyed connections and a programmable remote control make the AVR 2000 easy to use. To obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new receiver, we urge you to take the time to read through this manual.

This will ensure that connections to speakers, source playback units and other external devices are made properly. In addition, a few minutes spent learning the functions of the various controls will enable you to take advantage of all the power the AVR 2000 is able to deliver. He is your best local source of information. Two additional audio inputs are available, and a total of six digital inputs make the AVR 2000 capable of handling all the latest digital audio sources. Coax and optical digital outputs are available for direct connection to digital recorders. With state- of-the-art circuitry and time-honored circuit designs, the AVR 2000 is one of the finest receivers ever offered by Harman Kardon in its price range. 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. 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 depot with a cord meeting factory specifications. If you do not intend to use the unit for any considerable length of time, disconnect the plug from the AC outlet. Opening the cabinet may present a shock hazard, and any modification to the product will void your guarantee. If water or any metal object such as a paper clip, wire or a staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately, and consult an authorized service station. When placing the unit on a shelf, be certain that the shelf and any mounting hardware can support the weight of the product. 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.

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 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. We suggest that you save the carton and packing materials for use in shipping if you move, or should the unit ever need repair. 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. Please respect the environment and discard those materials at a local recycling center. When the switch is pressed in, the unit is placed in a Standby mode, as indicated by the amber LED 3 surrounding the System Power Control 2. This button MUST be pressed in to operate the unit. To turn the unit off completely and prevent the use of the remote control, this switch should be pressed until it pops out from the front panel so that the word “OFF” may be read at the top of the switch. Note that the Power Indicator surrounding the switch 3 will turn green when the unit is on. When the unit is in operation, the indicator will turn green. Be certain that the headphones have a standard 6.3 mm stereo phone plug. Note that the speakers will automatically be turned off when the headphone jack is in use. When the button is pressed so that the words TONE IN appear in the Main Information Display U, the settings of the. When the button is pressed so that the words TONE OUT appear in the Main Information Display U, the output signal will be “flat,” without any balance, bass or treble alteration. Note that Dolby Digital and DTS modes can be selected only when a digital input is used (See page 24 for more information about surround modes.

) When a station with a strong signal is reached, the TUNED indicator V will illuminate in the Main Information Display U Pressing it again will switch between the AM and FM frequency bands, holding it pressed for some seconds will switch between stereo and mono receiving and between automatic and manual tuning mode (See page 29 for more information on the tuner). When the Input is not in use, be certain to keep the plastic cap installed to avoid dust contamination that might degrade future performance. Set this control to a suitable position for your taste or room acoustics. If the AVR is muted, adjusting volume control will automatically release the unit from the silenced condition. The set button may also be used to change the display brightness. Aim the remote at this area and do not block or cover it unless an external remote sensor is installed. VMAx F appears when the Far Field VMAx mode is selected; VMAx N appears when the Near Field VMAx mode is selected. (See page 24 for a description of the VMAx Modes.) LOGIC 7C appears for the Cinema version of Logic 7, LOGIC 7M appears for the Music version of Logic 7. (See page 24 for a description of the Logic 7 Modes.) Press the Mute button again to return to the previously selected output level. The center box lights when a “Small” speaker is selected, and the two outer boxes light when “Large” speakers are selected. When none of the boxes are lit for the center, surround or subwoofer channels, no speaker has been selected for that position. (See page 18 for more information on configuring speakers.) The letters inside each of the center boxes display active input channels. For standard analog inputs, only the L and R will light, indicating a stereo input. When a digital source is playing, the indicators will light to display the channels begin received at the digital input. When the letters flash, the digital input has been interrupted. (See page 26 for more information on the Channel Indicators).

If an external AM antenna is used, make connections to the AM and GND terminals in accordance with the instructions supplied with the antenna. If an external subwoofer amplifier is used, connect this jack to the subwoofer amplifier input. See page 14 for more information on speaker polarity. The power will remain on at this outlet regardless of whether the AVR 2000 is on or off (in Standby), provided that the Main Power switch 1 is on. Connect this jack to the “IR IN” jack on Harman Kardon or other compatible equipment. Connect the output of the sensor to this jack. The signal may be either a Dolby Digital signal, a DTS signal or a standard PCM digital source. The signal may be either a Dolby Digital signal, DTS signal or a standard PCM digital source. Do not connect the RF digital output of an LD player to these jacks. Most buttons have additional functions when used with other devices. See page 36 for a list of these functions. Before using the remote, it is important to remember to press the Input Selector button 4 that corresponds to the unit you wish to operate. In addition, the AVR 2000’s remote is shipped from the factory to operate the AVR 2000 and most Harman Kardon CD or DVD players and cassette decks. The remote is also capable of operating a wide variety of other products using the control codes that are part of the remote. Before using the remote with other products, follow the instructions on pages 32 to program the proper codes for the products in your system. The descriptions shown here primarily detail the functions of the remote when it is used to operate the AVR 2000. (See page 36 for information about alternate functions for the remote’s buttons.) See page 32 for information on programming the remote. First, if the AVR is not turned on, this will power up the unit. Next, it will select the source shown on the button as the input to the AVR. Finally, it will change the remote control so that it controls the device selected.