- •TABLE OF CONTENTS
- •SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
- •FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTION
- •BACK PANEL DESCRIPTION
- •HARDWARE CONNECTIONS
- •SOURCE CONNECTIONS
- •IR Emitter Connection
- •ZONE B CONNECTIONS
- •SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
- •THE MENU SYSTEM
- •SYSTEM SETUP
- •SETUP SPEAKERS
- •1. Speaker Size
- •3. Setup Speaker Levels
- •SETUP INPUTS
- •SETUP PRESETS
- •SETUP DISPLAYS
- •SETUP MUSIC MODES
- •MEMORY BACKUP/RESTORE
- •UNIT INFORMATION
- •Zone ‘1’ Home Theater
- •Power on Titles
- •DSP Usage
- •Security Options
- •RS-232 Control Port
- •Zone 2 ‘B’ Second Zone
- •FACTORY RESET
- •UNIT OPERATION
- •On / Standby
- •Adjusting Volume
- •Source Selection
- •Sleep Timer
- •Zone Operation Button
- •Tuner Operation
- •Headphone Operation
- •Processor Status
- •Audio Mode Usages
- •Speaker Selections
- •Saving a Preset
- •Recalling a Preset
- •Favorite Presets
- •Learning IR Codes
- •BKcSuite SETUP software
B&K Components, Ltd.
AVR505 SERIES 2
AVR507 SERIES 2
Five or Seven Channel Surround A/V Processor Receiver
ACCESSORIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
USER MANUAL - AVR505 Series2, AVR507 Series2 © 2004 B&K Components Ltd. All rights reserved.
The information in this manual is copyright protected. No part of this manual may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from B&K Components, Ltd.
B&K Components Ltd. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OPERATIONAL, TECHNICAL OR EDITORIAL ERRORS/OMISSIONS MADE IN THIS MANUAL. The information in this manual is subject to change without prior notice.
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1 - Serial to
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S I M P LYB E T T E R !
SIMPLY BETTER! is a registered trademark of B&K Components, Ltd. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby", "Surround EX", “Pro Logic” and the
B&K Components Ltd., referred to herein as B&K, warrants your B&K equipment against all defects in material and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and only to equipment in normal residential use and service. Defective equipment must be returned to B&K, prepaid, accompanied by proof of purchase and sufficient payment to cover the cost of return shipping and handling, and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of B&K whose decision as to the method of reparation will be final.
This warranty shall not apply to any equipment which is found to have been improperly installed, incorrectly fused, misused, abused, or subjected to harmful elements, used in any way not in accordance with instructions supplied with the unit, or to have been modified, repaired or altered in any way without the expressed, written consent of B&K. This warranty does not apply to the cabinet or appearance items such as the faceplate or control buttons, nor does it cover any expenses incurred in shipping the unit to and from the manufacturer's service department.
This warranty on B&K Components, Ltd. products is NOT VALID if the products have been purchased from an unauthorized dealer or an
Upgradeability: B&K is one of the first manufacturers in the audio/video industry to consistently offer software and hardware upgrades to its processing of audio signals. Through upgrades B&K delivers exceptional value to its customers. But what is "upgradeability"? Upgradeability is not a guarantee; we define it as a philosophy of designing and manufacturing products so that as audio technology evolves, B&K can provide enhancements and improvements to its products that are economically viable.
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No equipment may be returned to B&K Components Ltd. without a RETURN AUTHORIZATION (RA). Should you find it necessary to return equipment to B&K, for any reason, a RETURN AUTHORIZATION (RA) number must be issued by B&K in respect to the equipment being returned. You may request an RA number by calling B&K at the numbers below. We will need the following information to issue your RA number. Please have it ready before you call.
1. Your name, address, and phone number.
2. The model and serial number of the equipment being returned. 3. A description of the problem being experienced.
4. Your sales receipt.
Your call will be referred to a Technical Service Representative who will work with you to resolve the problem. If it is determined that the unit must be returned for repair, an RA number will be issued.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACCESSORIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AUDIO AND SURROUND FORMATS
FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTION
BACK PANEL DESCRIPTION
QUICK START CONSIDERATIONS
Source Connection Diagram
VIDEO MONITOR CONNECTION
Component Video Monitor Connection
Composite Video Monitor Connection
SURROUND SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
7.1 Speaker Output Connections
6.1 / 5.1 Speaker Output Connections
RCA Surround Outputs / Subwoofer Connection
PASS THROUGH / RECORD LOOP CONNECTIONS
CONTROL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
IR Emitter Connection
+12VDC Control Connection
ZONE B CONNECTIONS
Zone B Amplification and Video Connection
AVR507 Series2 BACK CHANNEL AMPLIFICATION CONVERSION
KEYPAD CONNECTION DESCRIPTION
ZONE A & ZONE B IR INPUTS
AM / FM ANTENNA CONNECTION
SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
THE MENU SYSTEM
MAIN MENU SELECTIONS
2.Setup Speaker Location26
3.Setup Speaker Levels26
4.Setup Crossover + LFE26
5.Setup Room Equalization27
6.Room Resonance (Notch Filters)27 SETUP INPUTS29 SETUP PRESETS30 SETUP DISPLAYS31 SETUP MUSIC MODES31 MEMORY BACKUP/RESTORE31 UNIT INFORMATION32 ADVANCED MENU32
Zone ‘1’ Home Theater33 Control Outputs34Power on Titles34
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Plug and Play Timing Setup37
Zone 2 ‘B’ Second Zone38
SR10.1 REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION39
Master Power On / Off40
On / Standby40
Center, Rear and Subwoofer Volume40
Z1 Operation - Theater (menu)41
Z2 Operation - Second Zone (menu)41
Zone Operation Button41
FRONT PANEL DISPLAY OPERATION43
AUDIO MODES & SPEAKER SELECTIONS45
Audio Mode Usages45
Equalization Settings and Adjustments48
Saving a Preset49
Recalling a Preset51
SR10.1 REMOTE EDITOR SOFTWARE51
Learning IR Codes53
BKcSuite SETUP SOFTWARE54
Troubleshooting Guide For BKcSuite55
BACK PANEL PICTURE57
ON SCREEN MENU FLOW CHART58
Date of Purchase:
Receiver Model #:
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WARNING: to prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. Care should be taken to prevent objects or liquid from entering the enclosure. Never handle the power cord with wet hands.
•The lightning flash with arrowhead within a triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may constitute a risk of electric shock to you.
•The exclamation point within a 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
•If an outdoor antenna is installed, be sure it is grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges. Keep outdoor antennas away from power lines.
•Unplug the receiver from the AC outlet when plugging in or unplugging cables, when left unused for an extended period of time, when moving the receiver, or when you suspect lightning in your area.
•Prevent damage to the power cord. Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged in any way. Always grasp the plug on the power cord when plugging or unplugging the receiver from the AC outlet.
•Your system may produce sound levels capable of causing permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for extended periods of time at high volume levels.
•Protect the receiver from impact and place the receiver on a level surface.
•The receiver is equipped with raised feet to provide ventilation, reduce acoustic feedback, and protect against scratching the surface the unit is resting on. B&K advises against removing the feet.
•Do not stack anything on top of the receiver (processor, source, etc.) Leave a minimum of 3" clearance from the top of the receiver to the next shelf (or component).
•The receiver should be located away from sources sensitive to heat.
•Do not perform any internal modifications to the receiver.
•Always connect the receiver's power cord to a dedicated AC outlet for normal operation.
•If young children are present, adult supervision should be provided until the children are capable of following all rules for safe operation.
•Mistaking CONTROL OUTPUT or IR INPUT connectors for audio/video inputs or outputs may damage your receiver or other components.
•System impedance SHOULD NOT fall below the nominal impedance of the amplifier stage, i.e two 8Ω speakers in parallel = 4Ω (system impedance). Minimum stability refers to the periodic audio passages that demand large amounts of current at which time the output impedance drops.
The receiver should be serviced by qualified personnel when:
A.The receiver is not functioning properly.
B.Objects have entered the chassis.
C.The receiver was exposed to rain or any other type of moisture.
D.The receiver was dropped, or the chassis is damaged.
Both the AVR505 Series2 and AVR507 Series2 receivers are versatile Audio/Video control centers.
•Toroidal transformer and
•Discrete Circuitry for more accurate,
•Class A Predriver improves
•AB MOSFET Output Stage for efficient and linear power delivery.
Video Transcoding - Allows composite and
Room Equalization (Notch Filters) - Three sweepable notch filters and variable equalization are available in the digital domain for use in achieving the best possible room response.
Motorola 371 Processor - The latest in Motorola technology provides outstanding processing power.
CK1.2 Keypad Compatible - B&K’s CK1.2 Keypad easily integrates with the B&K processor/receivers for control of the main theater zone or the second A/V Zone B.
Sleep Timer - 30 minutes to 4 hours in 30 minute increments.
5 Year Parts and Labor Warranty - For all B&K products sold through authorized dealers.
Gold Plated Connectors - Improved sound with minimum signal loss and degradation.
Internal Digitally Synthesized AM/FM Stereo tuner - Store up to 40 AM or FM stations in A/V presets.
Digital inputs/outputs - Six coaxial and five optical inputs. Two coaxial outputs (Theater zone & Second zone) and one optical output for the Theater zone.
Analog inputs/outputs - Seven A/V inputs each with stereo audio, composite video and
Control Outputs - Four 12 VDC @ 50 mA outputs for turning on (triggering) B&K amplifiers and controlling external systems such as a projection screen. Up to three control outputs can be configured for IR outputs to allow integration with a keypad or IR repeater control system.
IR inputs - Two IR inputs for keypads or external IR repeater control systems.
A/V presets - 40 preset memories allow instant recall of user settings and system configuration.
Customized Input and Preset Names - Assign custom names to presets, inputs, and the power on message.
96/24 bit A/D and 192/24 bit capable D/A Conversion - Ultra high reproduction resolution of musical details.
96/24 Bit Processing - 96/24 bit digital data and analog source material use 96 kHz, 24 bit DSP processing during all stereo listening modes.
Selectable Bass Management Crossover Frequency and Slope - Allows system versatility for bass adjustments and management to assure superior performance from your speaker system. Shelving equalization adjustments can be made to either end of the response frequency spectrum to further enhance the listening room for optimal playback.
Upgradeable - Modular design allows for future A/D, D/A, DSP, and Digital Receiver upgrades. State of the art today, state of the art tomorrow.
AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
Sources - A source is considered any device that can be connected to the audio/video receiver or processor and transmit a signal that can be seen or heard. Typical sources include DVD players, satellite boxes, CD players, etc. Your receiver can provide audio from its
Zone - A zone is usually a room or section of the house that has speakers and/or video installed in it. Your receiver includes a full preamp/processor for Zone A , the main theater zone, plus an additional analog audio and video preamp for Zone B - the second zone. Two zones allow for watching a Dolby Digital movie in the main theater while simultaneously using the
Amplifier - An amplifier takes the output of a
Speakers - A surround sound system typically uses 5 speakers located left front, center front, right front, right surround, and left surround plus a subwoofer located anywhere in the room. With the new developments in surround technology from companies such as Dolby Laboratories and DTS, it is now possible to improve spatial expressions with an additional channel of information for use with a 6th or 7th surround back speaker(s). Although best results are achieved using seven large speakers plus a subwoofer, this is not always practical. Excellent results can be achieved using small and/or fewer speakers, as long as you go through the setup procedures described later in the manual. Your processor includes the capability of reproducing up to 7.1 channels of surround information.
A/V Preamplifier - An A/V preamplifier has the capability to select from a number of A/V sources, adjust volume levels and route the audio to an amplifier and video to a video monitor. An A/V preamplifier requires the use of an external power amplifier.
Surround Processor - A processor typically includes the capability to decode one or more surround formats, and convert between digital and analog as required. Your A/V receiver includes a high quality MotorolaTM processor capable of decoding the various audio surround formats.
Composite video vs.
Transcoding - Video transcoding is the process of converting one video format to another. Video transcoding is a new technology brought about by the need to integrate these many different video formats. Video transcoding does not change the resolution of the original video signal and allows different video formats to be viewed on one video monitor. Video transcoding research is being driven by the need to integrate video technologies pertaining to computer networks, cell phone, PDAs, television and satellite. Your A/V receiver is capable of transcoding composite video and
AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
Analog vs. Digital Audio - This refers to the method used to place audio information on the source material and how they are delivered to your receiver from the source. Analog signals exactly represent the sound you will hear through a continuously varying voltage. Audio cassettes are analog recordings and are normally delivered to your receiver over a pair of coaxial audio cables.
Digital signals closely approximate the original audio signals with a set of numbers referred to as a bitstream. CDs and DVDs are sources of digital audio and are normally connected to your receiver through a single coaxial or optical digital cable. There are several different bitstream formats available. The simplest format is called Pulse Code Modulation (PCM). In PCM, the bitstream directly represents the original
If analog signals exactly represent the audio, while digital signals only approximate it, why would I want to use digital?
All analog sources add some amount of noise and distortion to the audio signal. Additional noise can be picked up through the cables from the source to your receiver. It is impossible for the receiver to tell the difference between the desired signal and the added noise and distortion, so it reproduces both of them. The result is increased background noise and decreased dynamic range and fidelity. Digital signals are virtually immune to noise and distortion. The receiver can, therefore, reproduce the signal with the greatest possible fidelity. We recommend you use digital signals whenever possible. Also Dolby Digital and DTS (see "Audio and Surround Formats" below) work only with digital signals.
AUDIO AND SURROUND FORMATS
Your source material will be played back on your B&K processor in one of the following possible formats described below. Each format can be used for various listening conditions.
Monaural (Mono) - Mono is the oldest format available. It contains a single, full range audio channel. Modern recordings are seldom made in this format, however older movies and music may only be available in this format. You may get mono from any source - digital or analog. Your receiver can produce mono in one to seven channels depending on speaker and audio setup. Since all modern sources are stereo, the mono information is usually replicated on both the left and right channels.
Stereo - Stereo contains two discrete,
Dolby Digital 5.1 - Dolby Digital 5.1 is a method of transmitting and storing
AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
Dolby Digital Surround EX - Dolby® Digital Surround EX™ provides a third surround channel on Dolby Digital movie soundtracks. The third surround channel can be decoded at the cinema's or home viewer's option for playback over surround speakers located behind the seating area. The left and right surround channels are reproduced by surround speakers to the sides. To maintain compatibility, the back surround channel is
Dolby Pro Logic II - Pro Logic II brings exciting features and advanced performance for decoding the many thousands of existing Dolby Surround programs, making them sound more like a discrete Dolby Digital 5.1- channel version than ever before. Pro Logic II is able to decode the thousands of existing Dolby Surround movies and TV shows already on the shelf, compatibly, and with enhanced image stability. The improvements in decoding techniques mean that the discreteness of the sound field elements are better preserved in the decoding process than was possible with the standard Pro Logic technology. Pro Logic II offers a music mode to expand stereo
Dolby Pro Logic IIx - Dolby Pro Logic IIx is a new extension of Dolby Pro Logic II technology. This highly sophisticated algorithm processes native stereo audio signals and
Center width - The Center Width control allows the user to modify the amount of steering that is applied to Center signals. As steering is reduced, the Center signal originates increasingly from the Left and Right speakers, and is concurrently reduced in the Center speaker. The purpose of the Center Width control is to reduce the “hard Center channel” phenomenon that sometimes results from Center signal steering of stereo encoded soundtracks.
Panorama - The function of the Panorama mode is to create a more enveloping front surround field. It is equally useful when applied to Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing.
Movie or Music - Surround programs are primarily movie based. Even TV dramas are essentially mixed like movies. When programs are mixed in surround, they are monitored through the surround decoder that will be used for playback in the cinema or home. Movie mode is the reference decoder mode for any such
Music, on the other hand, is commonly mixed for stereo playback, and no surround monitoring is done by the mixer. When played back through a surround decoder, the results may not always be optimal. This is because a
AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
DTS 5.1 (Digital Theater Systems) - DTS is a
DTS NEO:6 - An advanced matrix decoder. It will take any
DTS Neo:6 Movie - Movie steers decoded material toward the center channel while preserving the integrity of the stereo mix. When listening to movies using the DTS Neo:6 movie decoder with stereo TV shows or other
DTS Neo:6 Music - Music steers the effects into the soundfield by utilizing the surround channels for a more spacious,
Bass Management - Dolby Digital and
Notch Filters (Parametric Equalization)- Notch filters are used to enhance the frequency response of a given room. The full range frequency spectrum in an ideal scenario is completely flat. This means that there is no variation in the decibel level between any of the frequencies as you sweep up or down the frequency range. This type of response is almost impossible to achieve. Due to the physical geometry of any given room, the sound waves will bounce off walls, doors or windows within the room. This reflection of sound
AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
waves is a desirable effect to a point. Different locations in the room will have waves that collide with one another. This collision can cause a superposition (addition or subtraction) of the audible wavelength. In either case, these locations are referred to as nodes. If a positive node occurs in the primary listening position, that frequency drowns out all other frequencies at that location, resulting in limited frequency response for that location in the room. A node can occur at any frequency, however nodes are much more prevalent in the lower frequency ranges (below 130Hz). In these lower frequencies, the wavelengths are physically long enough that a superposition can have a more dramatic effect than frequencies at a higher (shorter) wavelength. A notch filter provides a means by which the receiver can effectively ‘notch’ out resonant frequencies to achieve a balanced frequency response for a given room. Once the frequency response has been returned to its reference level, a fuller, more dynamic audio reproduction can be heard. B&K supports three separate notch filters for the frequency range of 20 Hz to 300Hz.
SACD (Super Audio CD) - Is a new audio recording format aimed at providing higher fidelity audio reproduction than the compact disc. It was developed by Sony and Philips . The sound of SACD comes directly from Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording technology. SACD disks generally contain a
Cinema Processing - Cinema is an exclusive set of standards and technologies that can be applied to any B&K surround mode. In a typical movie theater the front left, right, and center speakers are located behind the screen. The screen tends to block high frequency information. Therefore, movie soundtracks often have boosted high frequency content to compensate for the effects of the screen. This boost can cause some soundtracks to sound overly bright in a home theater where speakers are typically not behind a screen. B&K cinema mode adjusts the front left, right, and center frequency response to compensate for the boost applied for the movie theater.
High Current Amplifiers - A