B&K AVP 1030 User Manual

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B&K Components, Ltd. 2100 Old Union Road, Buffalo New York14227-2725

*(716)656-0023FAX (716)656-1291


Table of Contents

Safety precautions

page 3


page 4


page 5,7

Front panel view

page 6

Front panel description

page 6 - 7

Rear panel view

page 8

Rear panel description

page 8 - 11

Remote control

page 12 - 13


page 14

Factory reset

page 15,35

Making the connection

page 16

Audio only

page 16

Audio/video source

page 16

Video monitor

page 17


page 17

Tape player

page 17


page 9,18,24,33

Surround setup

page 19

Channel mode

page 19

Bass management

page 20


page 20

Surround modes

page 21

Speaker calibration

page 22, 25

Setup procedure

page 22 - 26

Using presets

page 26

Recall preset

page 26

Save preset

page 27

Page 1

Rename preset

page 28

Tuner functions

page 29

AM/FM Band

page 29


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Direct Frequency Input

page 29

FM Stereo/Mono

page 30

Save a station preset

page 30

Recall a station preset

page 31

Auto program station presets

page 32

Advanced operations

page 33 - 34

Star operation

page 33


page 35


page 36 - 37


page 36


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page 36 - 37

Care and cleaning

page 37


page 38

Accessories included: Power cord, Manual, Remote control, 4 AAA batteries

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The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to you.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the unit.

Caution: To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover. No user-serviceableparts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

If an outdoor antenna is connected to the antenna input, be sure the antenna system is grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges. Keep outdoor antenna away from power lines.

Turn preamplifier ‘off’ when plugging in or unplugging source cables!!!

The AVP1030 is equipped with raised feet so that continuous ventilation can be maintained. They also help to reduce acoustic feedback into the preamplifier and provide a measure of protection against scratching any surface the unit might be resting on. Do not alter or remove them.

Do not stack anything on top of the preamplifier (processor, source, etc).

Do not stack the preamplifier on top of an amplifier.

Always connect the AVP power cord to an unswitched AC outlet for normal operations.

Mistaking SEND, RCV, CTRL OUT, or IR IN connectors for audio/video inputs or outputs may damage your preamplifier or other components.

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Your new AVP series preamplifier from B & K Components, Ltd., is a versatile audio/video control center with an internal AM/FM tuner. The AVP preamplifiers are designed to not only sound sensational, but also to be an attractive, easy-to-useaddition to your audio/video system. Although you already have a good idea of your preamplifier’s features, we’d like to take a moment to point out certain highlights. Following that, the rest of this section describes the front panels display and controls, remote control and rear panel features.

Latest technology audio design - With B & K, you’re assured that the basic design foundation of your preamplifier provides excellent quality, fidelity, and a sound so true to life, that it sounds as if your system is a sound stage.

Remote control and front panel operation - A straightforward remote control and intuitive front panel design will let you operate your AVP preamplifier easily, whether you prefer the hands-on front panel or the easy remote control operation.

AM/FM stereo tuner with 20 station presets per band - The internal AM/FM stereo tuner with digital Phase Locked Loop tuning technology and automatic programming let you preset up to 20 AM and 20 FM stations.

Multiple inputs - The AVP provides 6 analog audio, 6 digital audio, and 4 video inputs, enabling a variety of system configurations. To select and control the inputs, you can use either the remote control or the front panel. The analog audio inputs include CD, TAPE, DVD/VLD, V1, V2, andTV-V3.The digital inputs include CD, TUNER, DVD/VLD, V1, V2, andTV-V3.The video inputs include DVD/VLD, V1, V2, andTV-V3.

*Note: The FX/NC input is the internal Surround Sound Processor. You cannot use this input from the back panel.

Multiple outputs - Multiple audio and video outputs are provided. The audio outputs include buffered, fixed level, V1, V2, and TAPE. ThePRE-OUTvariable level output features an extra pair of connectors. Surround Sound Processor variable level audio outputs include FRONT L, FRONT R, REAR L, REAR R, CENTER1, CENTER2, SUB1, and SUB2. The video outputs include V1, V2, MON1, and MON 2.

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A/V presets - Your AVP comes equipped with built in preset memories that when selected set up your AVP for you. You can also make changes to settings (such as volume and balance levels, etc.) and save your preferences in your own custom preset. You can save up to 10 A/V presets in each “bank” and recall them easily with the remote control. Recalling a preset while the preamplifier is off, automatically turns on the preamplifier.

Two preset “banks” - Your AVP features two preset “banks”, where the collection of presets are saved. In each bank, you can save up to 10 different presets, which translates into 20 different presets you can configure and recall at any time.

Customized input and A/V preset names - You can use this feature to assign a name to a preset, input, or the turn on message.

Controlling external systems or components - The CTRL OUT output on the preamplifier is rated 12 VDC @ 15 mA continuous. This feature lets you define the output to turn on an external system (such as a B & K amplifier) or related component (such as special room lighting effects).

Full compatibility with most custom installed IR control systems - The IR IN input on the rear panel lets you integrate the AVP into an infrared system such as a repeater. This input may also be used for future custom installation technologies.


The AVP display is a 16 character, alphanumeric fluorescent display. The display will look similar to the examples below:

Turn on message


Volume level






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Display on/off

The AVP display can be turned off to minimize its prominence in low light conditions. Pressing the DISPLAY button alternates the display between on and off.

When the display is turned off, it shows two dots ( - - ) while it is idle. When remote control or front panel activity is detected, the display will turn on and stay on for approximately 20 seconds, after this time it will return to the two dot display.

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Front panel view

The figure below shows the front panel controls and features. Input selection or changes to other settings using the front panel controls requires selecting the appropriate MENU options and using the yor xbutton to change the settings.












































































































































































Headphone jack


Review / xbutton




Menu button


Power button


Enter button


Mute button


Volume control


Display / ybutton













Front panel description

1. Headphone

Jack - Stereo headphones having a standard ¼ inch binaural plug can be connected to the headphone output. The preamplifier must be on, in Direct mode, and the amplifier off for proper sound.

2. Display -

The AVP display is a 16 character alphanumeric fluorescent display. Displays current mode of preamplifier and any changes being performed. Displays a single dot when preamplifier is in the off condition.

3. Power

button - Turns the AVP series preamplifier on or off.

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4. Mute

button - Suppresses sound output from the system. The display will show a‘-’at the right side of the display.

5. Display / O

button - Lets you turn the front panel display on or off. When used in combination with MENU, it will change that options setting. In TEST it selects the previous channel. When used in combination with MODE, it selects the previous surround mode.

6. Review / N

button - Presents a series of displays showing the current settings of the preamplifier. When used in combination with MENU, it will change that options setting. In TEST it selects the next channel. When used in combination with MODE, it selects the next surround mode.

7. Menu

button - Displays a list of menu options, used with y/xto change the options and settings.

8. Enter

button - Confirms a selection or displays current setting of an option.

9. Volume

control - For controlling system volume. Turning the volume control clockwise increases the volume level, counterclockwise decreases the volume level. When the preamplifier is in mute, turning the volume up will unmute the preamplifier, turning the volume down will lower the volume but not unmute the preamplifier.

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Rear panel view

The AVP back panel is organized into groups of inputs and outputs for audio and video as shown below.


Power switch


Analog audio inputs


AC fuse holder


AM antenna input


AC input receptacle


FM antenna input


Video outputs


Tape loop


Video inputs


V1 loop


Digital inputs


V2 loop


Send/RCV jacks


CTRL OUT / IR IN jacks




Surround outputs

Rear panel description

1. Power

switch - For switching AC power to the AVP preamplifier. Off = O, On = I. The rocker must be in the on (I) position for the preamplifier to operate.

2. AC fuse

holder - Holds the AC Line fuse. Replace only with 0.5 A (½ A) 250 V fast blow fuse.

3. AC input

receptacle - For attaching the supplied AC power cord to the preamplifier.

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