- •TABLE OF CONTENTS
- •SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
- •UPGRADE FEATURES
- •AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW
- •AUDIO AND SURROUND FORMATS
- •QUICK START CONSIDERATIONS
- •SOURCE CONNECTIONS
- •Source Connection Diagram
- •SACD or DVD-Audio Connection
- •VIDEO MONITOR CONNECTION
- •S-Video Monitor Connection
- •SURROUND SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
- •7.1 Speaker Connection
- •CONTROL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
- •IR Emitter Connection
- •+12VDC Control Connection
- •ZONE B CONNECTIONS
- •KEYPAD CONNECTION DESCRIPTION
- •ZONE A & ZONE B IR INPUTS
- •AM / FM ANTENNA CONNECTION
- •SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
- •THE MENU SYSTEM
- •MAIN MENU SELECTIONS
- •SYSTEM SETUP
- •SETUP SPEAKERS
- •1. Speaker Size
- •3. Setup Speaker Levels
- •4. Setup Crossover + LFE
- •5. Setup Room Equalization
- •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
- •SR10.1 REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION
- •UNIT OPERATION
- •Master Power On/Off
- •On / Standby
- •Adjusting Volume
- •Source Selection
- •Z1 Operation - Theater
- •Sleep Timer
- •Z2 Operation - Second Zone
- •Zone Operation Button
- •Tuner Operation
- •Headphone Operation
- •FRONT PANEL DISPLAY OPERATION
- •Processor Status
- •Audio Mode Usages
- •Speaker Selections
- •Saving a Preset
- •Recalling a Preset
- •Favorite Presets
- •SR10.1 REMOTE EDITOR SOFTWARE
- •Learning IR Codes
- •BKcSuite SETUP SOFTWARE
- •ON SCREEN MENU TREE
B&K Components, Ltd.
AVR515 SERIES 2
AVR517 SERIES 2
Five or Seven Channel Surround A/V Processor Receiver
ACCESSORIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY
USER MANUAL - AVR515 Series2, AVR517 Series2 © 2005 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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“Pro Logic” and the
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B&K Components Ltd., referred to herein as B&K, warrants your B&K equipment against all defects in material and workmanship. Upgraded B&K product add one year to the remainder of the original factory 5 year warrenty. 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 / VIDEO OVERVIEW
AUDIO AND SURROUND FORMATS
QUICK START CONSIDERATIONS
Source Connection Diagram
VIDEO MONITOR CONNECTION
Component Video Monitor Connection
Composite Video Monitor Connection
SURROUND SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
7.1 Speaker Connection
6.1 / 5.1 Speaker Output Connections
RCA Surround Output / 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
AVR517 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
ADVANCED MENU32 Zone ‘1’ Home Theater33 Power on Titles34 DSP Usage35 Security Options35
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 - Theater41
Z2 Operation - Second Zone41
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
ON SCREEN MENU TREE60
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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 AVR515 Series2 and AVR517 Series2 receivers are versatile Audio/Video control centers.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx - Movie, Music & Game modes, Expands choice in playback system configuration allowing 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 playback channels.
Video Transcoding - Allows composite and
Room Equalization (Notch Filters) - Three sweepable notch filters and variable room equalization is 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.
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.
1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty - One additional year is added to the remaining original factory warranty.
Sleep Timer - 30 minutes to 4 hours in 30 minute increments.
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.
Note: THX is no longer supported in AVR515 and AVR517 Series 2. B&K has added an exclusive Cinema audio mode for speaker softening during playback of ‘bright’ movie soundtracks. See page 9 for a detailed description.